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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.

  • By Margaret Gardner, Correspondent
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The rain that moved through Rome on Thursday delayed matches at the ACC Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championships, but homegrown initiative made sure the event would remain on schedule.

  • By Margaret Gardner Correspondent
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Update: Rain has delayed today's ACC tennis matches at the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College. The men, who were originally scheduled to play at 10 a.m. have been moved back to 1 p.m. The women, originally scheduled, for 1 p.m. will play at 4 p.m. That's if the rain goes away.

I had to laugh when former Alabama assistant and now head coach at Florida Atlantic Lane Kiffin said, “I’m not really big on humiliating assistant coaches in front of everybody.” Kiffin, of course, was on the receiving end of some salty Nick Saban salvos during his tenure in Tuscaloosa. … An…

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