A handful of teams from the Catoosa-Walker County area are still in the running to win Rick Honeycutt World Series titles, while one team is already through to the championship game.
BERGERAC, France (AP) — Ramunas Navardauskas of Lithuania led a late breakaway in a downpour to win the 19th Stage of the Tour de France on Friday after hitching a ride with his Garmin-Sharp teammates.
The Chattanooga Mocs football team is the pick of litter in the Southern Conference. Coming off its first league title since 1984, the SoCon coaches and media deemed the Mocs the team to beat in 2014.
The Ringgold Tigersharks and the Fort Oglethorpe Marlins swim teams made a big splash in the 2014 Georgia Parks and Recreation Association State Swim Meet last weekend in Tifton, GA.
Athletes, coaches, parents and fans who attended the final day of BPA World Series at Camp Jordan Sunday enjoyed a special treat.
Recent appraisals of the Atlanta Falcons haven’t been kind. Pro Football Focus rated theirs the 30th-best roster in the 32-team NFL. In its yearbook, Sporting News ranked them third in the four-team NFC South and 24th in the whole wide NFL. But today we offer glad tidings from an improbable source.
With all due respect and apologies to Don Williams, Saturday night was not "Tulsa Time" in the Scenic City.
Historic Pinehurst, N.C. was the site of both the United States Men's and Women's Opens last month and in two weeks' time, two of LaFayette's own youngsters will have their own shot on one of golf's most storied pieces of property.
The 12-year-old Ringgold Tigers had their best finish at the Dizzy Dean state level in six years after a runner-up finish in the Invitational State Tournament in Ringgold on Wednesday.
Nestled away in the mountains of extreme northwest Georgia sits Trenton Golf Club, a hidden gem among public courses throughout the state.
The 12-year-old Ringgold Tigers remain the Catoosa-Walker County area's last hope at a Dizzy Dean state baseball championship.
The Fairyland Club Flash completed the 2014 Chattanooga Area Swim League (CASL) season with a respectable fifth-place overall showing at the Bill Caulkins City Meet at Chattanooga's Warner Park this past weekend.
Catoosa County swim teams, including Ringgold and Fort Oglethorpe cracked the top 10 last weekend in the annual City Meet held in Chattanooga.
The Ringgold Tigers have been ranked as the No. 6 pick in the Stump On Sports Preseason Football Coca-Cola 12-pack.
The 10-under Renegades baseball team ruled in Panama City, Fla.
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Barring any weather delays, only two days remain in the Dizzy Dean State baseball tournaments and only three local teams remain in the running to bring state titles back to the Catoosa-Walker County area.
CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James tells Sports Illustrated he will sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers .
When it comes to LeBron James, all that's certain is this: One fan base is about to feel scorned, and other is about to feel absolute joy.
Miami or Cleveland?
The same choice he faced four years ago is the one facing the four-time NBA MVP now. He became a champion in Miami. He still calls Ohio home. It's obviously not an easy decision, and the ramifications of what he's about to say — it's still unclear when any announcement will be coming, but it's more than likely sooner than later — will have a massive impact on the Heat and the Cavaliers.
For the Heat, keeping James is likely the only way they can stay a championship-contending team for a fifth straight season next year. If he stays, it would seem likely that Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh would re-sign with Miami as well, keeping the "Big 3" that has played in each of the last four NBA Finals intact for at least another season.
For the Cavaliers, it's a chance to welcome home the player who fans — and the team's owner Dan Gilbert — directed so much scorn toward when he left in 2010 after seven brilliant seasons.
James left Las Vegas late Thursday, two people close to the situation told The Associated Press. One of those people said James and Wade were flying together to Miami, and that James would be continuing on from there for his long-planned trip to Brazil for the World Cup finals. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because none of the details were revealed publicly.
Earlier Thursday, James again appeared at his skills academy for the nation's top high school and college players, scrimmaging and then watching games in the afternoon with some friends, including Wade. Meanwhile, in Bath Township, Ohio, cars lined the streets near James' 30,000-square-foot mansion in anticipation of an announcement. People posed for photographs and TV news crews did remote reports from the driveway of his offseason home.
As he makes his choice, here's some things he may be considering about returning to Cleveland:
BUSINESS HEADQUARTERS: Northeast Ohio is where James and his close friends grew up. He has business interests in the Cleveland area. He and his LRMR agency recently signed popular college quarterback Johnny Manziel to a marketing deal. Manziel now plays for the Browns.
YOUNG ROSTER: Although the Cavaliers haven't made the playoffs since he left, they can offer James a young roster filled with potential and promise. They're led by All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving, who recently agreed to sign a five-year contract extension, and the Cavs also have two other No. 1 overall draft picks in Anthony Bennett and Andrew Wiggins.
COACHING STAFF: Cleveland's coaching situation could be a concern. The Cavs are on their third coach since James left and the team recently hired David Blatt, an international icon but someone who has not coached in the U.S. before. The Cavs did hire well-respected assistant Tyronn Lue, who has a strong relationship with James.
CAVS ASSETS: The Cavs have assets they could trade to bring another elite player to Cleveland and have had preliminary talks with Minnesota about a deal for forward Kevin Love.
OWNER: The biggest obstacle in James' possible return could be his relationship with Gilbert. In the hours after James left four years ago, Gilbert blistered James in a scathing letter to Cleveland fans. In an AP interview that same night, Gilbert said James quit during the playoffs.
And while James has strong ties to Ohio, he has also forged them in Miami.
PROVEN WINNERS: Instead of potential, the Heat are proven champions. James has been to four straight NBA Finals with Miami, winning two championships. They have made good on the promise Heat President Pat Riley made to James four years ago: Come to Miami, be part of something special, and compete for titles every year.
COACHING STAFF: There hasn't been turnover in Miami's coaching staff and front office since James joined the Heat. He's played for just one coach, Erik Spoelstra, and Riley has championship pedigree.
OWNER: Unlike the situation with Gilbert, there's no rancor with Heat owner Micky Arison. The Heat have preached a family approach to everything, even allowing members of James' inner circle access to the locker room and other team areas — no minor thing within the framework of the Heat culture.
BIG 3: James came to Miami in large part to play with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, both of whom also are free agents. It's hard to envision Bosh staying if James leaves. It's easy to see both Wade and Bosh recommitting instantly, if James decides to stay in Miami.
MIAMI INVESTMENTS: His wife has a juice bar in the Brickell neighborhood of Miami and James is said to be investing in a chain of pizza restaurants coming soon to South Florida. He doesn't have Miami roots, but he's created ties to South Florida nonetheless.
It's easy to see why James is torn.
Whether it was one of Gilbert's planes coming to South Florida, or movers packing up James' luxury cars from his Coconut Grove, Florida home, or reports that a cupcake shop in Ohio had heard from people that James had already decided to return to Cleveland, any nugget of information sets the rumor mill into overdrive.
But his camp says he has all the information needed to make a decision.
The ball is now in LeBron James' hands.
Reynolds reported from Las Vegas and Withers reported from Cleveland.
Ringgold Youth Soccer announced tryouts for the fall 2014 soccer season for groups U10 girls, U10 boys and U12 boys will be Saturday, July 19 on field 5.
Rodeo days are here.