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JIM ALRED COLUMN: Band tops all sports in GHSA numbers

Call it the calm before the storm. High school football conditioning practice starts on Friday and practices for basically every fall high school sport start Aug. 1.

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Tuesday 07/22/2014
ACC FOOTBALL: Media picks Tech to finish 5th in division
Posted: July 22, 2014

GREENSBORO, N.C. — In a preseason poll of media attending the 2014 ACC Football Kickoff at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, North Carolina, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets were picked fifth in the Coastal Division.

Monday 07/21/2014
Ross Wilson named the South Atlantic League Player of the Week
Updated: July 21, 2014 - 6:23 pm

Rome – The Rome Braves announce infielder Ross Wilson has been named the South Atlantic League Player of the Week for July 14 – 20. During that span, Wilson hit .500 in five games (10-20) with two doubles, one triple, two home runs, nine RBIs and seven runs scored.

Football Outsiders thinks Falcons will rebound!
Posted: July 21, 2014

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.

Sunday 07/20/2014
ROME BRAVES: Poplin relishes being the ‘voice of the Braves’
Posted: July 20, 2014

Walking into State Mutual Stadium for the first time as a 13-year-old, a wide-eyed Ben Poplin never imagined he’d be back in the same ballpark as an adult, living out his dream as the voice of the Rome Braves.

RUNNING: Tumor Trooper 5K raises money for children with brain cancer
Updated: July 20, 2014 - 2:33 am

After enduring brain surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatment, Charlie Henderson set a goal for himself: Raise as much money as possible for children with brain tumors.

TENNIS: Team Hall are Go Go Tennis 6.0 league champs
Posted: July 20, 2014

Team Hall are the Go Go Tennis 6.0 Champs. Pictured are Capt. Sheila Hall (from left), Madison LaRue, Pat O’Neal, Julia Hall and Dottie Taylor. Not pictured is Austin Silver. League play took place at various locations during the summer.

TENNIS: Team Stokes are Go Go Tennis 8.0 league champs
Posted: July 20, 2014

Team Stokes are the Go Go Tennis 8.0 league champs. Pictured are Mike Burnes (from left), Eddie Stokes, Capt. Tesha Stokes and Darrel Creel. Not Pictured are Anne Brooking, Callandra Jones and Jeff Barnes.

TENNIS: Team Peal are Go Go Tennis 7.0 league champs
Posted: July 20, 2014

Team Peal are the Go Go Tennis 7.0 champs. Pictured are Kim Waid (from left), Steve Weaver, Regina Hicks, Jerry Jackson and Capt. Pam Peal. Not pictured is Ross Collins. League play took place at various locations during the summer.

Friday 07/18/2014
Rome to host USTA wheelchair tennis tournament
Posted: July 18, 2014

A new tennis tournament is coming to Rome — the Clocktower Classic Wheelchair Tennis Tournament — and there is still time to register.

RUNNING: Second part of TRED trails series on Jackson Hill
Posted: July 18, 2014

By John Burns

SOCCER: Plenty of soccer to watch after the World Cup
Posted: July 18, 2014

Five days have passed since the World Cup concluded in Brazil, and you may be left feeling what millions of people experience every four years: post-Cup blues.

Thursday 07/17/2014
Tiger Woods starts British Open with 3-under 69
Posted: July 17, 2014

HOYLAKE, England — Tiger Woods is back at the majors.

Alexander Kristoff wins 12th Tour stage, Nibali keeps lead
Posted: July 17, 2014

SAINT-ETIENNE, France — Alexander Kristoff has won the 12th stage of the Tour de France in a sprint and Vincenzo Nibali still has the yellow jersey.

NORMAN AREY COLUMN: All the arrests mean football season is here
Posted: July 17, 2014

Norman Arey writes about arrests surrounding football in Thursday's print edition of the Rome News-Tribune.

Atlanta catcher Gattis returns to SMS before heading to Gwinnett
Posted: July 17, 2014

His status as one of Major League Baseball’s best catchers keeps growing despite being in “the show” for less than two years, and his remarkable story of how he has overcome life’s hurdles has been well documented.

Rome Braves take down Drive
Posted: July 17, 2014

Final: Braves 5, Drive 2

Wednesday 07/16/2014
Tyler Brosius solid in Rome victory
Posted: July 16, 2014

The Rome Braves (8-19) defeated the Greenville Drive (7-20) Wednesday afternoon at State Mutual Stadium by a final score of 5-2 before a crowd of 2,041. Rome starter Tyler Brosius went six innings allowing just two hits and zero earned runs.

RFPRA Fall Youth Sports registration now open
Updated: July 16, 2014 - 4:17 pm

The Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority (RFPRA) is now registering for several fall youth sports leagues. The registration details for each sport are as follows:

Gallopin wins Tour de France Stage 11
Posted: July 16, 2014

OYONNAX, France — French rider Tony Gallopin led a late breakaway in a show of opportunism and savvy racing to win Wednesday's 11th stage of the Tour de France as Italy's Vincenzo Nibali retained the overall lead.

Alabama and Southern California Set for 2016 Cowboys Classic
Posted: July 16, 2014

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The University of Alabama football team will open the 2016 season in the Cowboys Classic against Southern California at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.