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There is nothing quite like being hated and also envied in the sports arena. Some examples are the Yankees in baseball, the Patriots in football, Tiger Woods in golf, the Celtics and the Lakers, once upon a time, in the NBA and Notre Dame in football.

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Georgia Tech head men's basketball coach Josh Pastner spoke with fans and Georgia Tech alumni at Heritage First Bank in downtown Rome, Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. The reigning ACC Men's Basketball Coach of the Year spoke about the program, took photos with fans and signed autographs. The evening,…

Recent Coosa High School graduate Tori Overby (seated, second from right) signs to play tennis at Shorter University during a special ceremony held Friday, July 21, 2017, at the high school. Joining her are her brother, Corbin Overby (seated, from left), her mother, Kelly Overby, her father,…

The latest trend in NCAA Division I football is for starting/backup quarterbacks to transfer to new schools. The list is growing as there are now seven major schools boasting new signal-callers — some five-star prospects. Of course the biggest transfer in the last few years, in my opinion, w…

LSU running back Derrius Guice got some new ink as he displayed a huge full back tattoo that reads in capital letters “SAVAGE.” Guice is, of course, the heir apparent to Leonard Fournette. ... Notre Dame transfer quarterback Malik Zaire confirms that Florida is his choice, but some red tape …

Locals Autumn Nash (from left) and Jill Robinson play a match Friday, May 5, 2017, in the USTA Georgia League State Championships at the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College. Nash and Robinson lost the No. 2 doubles match against Sue Gibson and Vanessa Morrison. (Contributed photo)

The Cleveland Browns’ 32-year-old offensive lineman, Joe Thomas, says he’s experiencing memory loss due to football. … Maybe not such a good idea. When a Red Sox fan proposed to his girlfriend during a Boston game in Fenway Park, she turned him down before a packed crowd and television audie…

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Berry College’s Sydney Weaver has been selected as one of six individuals to compete at the NCAA Division III Women’s Golf National Championship, becoming the first female golfer in Berry history to earn a bid to the tournament.

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