On just a day's notice, journeyman boxer Jamie Quinn caught a train to London for a four-round bout. On the way, he learned that they switched opponents and made it a six-rounder.

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A memorial service will be held Saturday morning at the Mountain View Baptist Church in Thomaston for former Upson-Lee coach Tommy Parks, who died this week, a little more than three years after suffering a stroke from which he never recovered.

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There is a current of excitement running through members of the three local bass clubs. Our annual three-club, two-day tournament at Lake Martin is coming up in a couple of weeks. We all look forward to this tournament the second weekend of October every year.

Louisiana-Lafayette coach Billy Napier is about to see what his No. 19 Ragin-Cajuns learned from a nearly stumbling out of the rankings only one week after a landmark victory had earned them some long-coveted national respect.

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The GHSA is investigating the eligibility of Valdosta quarterback Jake Garcia, who transferred from a California high school last month and started the Wildcats’ season-opening victory Sept. 4 over Warner Robins.

ATLANTA — Former Georgia defensive back Otis Reese says he left the school because of racist treatment on campus and coach Kirby Smart manipulated him to continue playing for the Bulldogs last season after he expressed his intention to transfer.

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Fernando Lopez-Romero, a senior at Rome, was named the Oglesby Kicking Academy Specialist of the Week by the Georgia High School Football Daily.

EDMONTON, Alberta — When Ron Francis knew something was working on faceoffs, he would experiment and not use his best moves right away.

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CHICAGO — Hall of Famer Gale Sayers, who made his mark as one of the NFL’s best all-purpose running backs and was later celebrated for his enduring friendship with a Chicago Bears teammate with cancer, has died. He was 77.

North Gwinnett, coming off a 21-0 victory over Parkview, is Georgia High School Football Daily’s Team of the Week.

LOS ANGELES — Corey Seager had three hits, including one of Los Angeles’ four home runs, as the Dodgers clinched the National League’s top postseason seed and eighth straight West title Tuesday night with a 7-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics.

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LOS ANGELES  — Vanessa Bryant, the widow of basketball star Kobe Bryant, has filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles County sheriff claiming deputies shared unauthorized photos of the crash that killed her husband, their 13-year-old daughter and seven others.

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The Southeastern Conference says it is providing its 14 schools wearable technology for football players intended to aid with COVID-19 contact tracing.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C.  — Denny Hamlin has joined Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan to form a NASCAR team with Bubba Wallace as the driver, a high-profile pairing of a Black majority team owner and the only Black driver at NASCAR’s top level.

The Griffin Christian Crusaders football team had an unexpected night off Friday night as its game against Flint River Academy was postponed due to COVID-19 concerns at Flint River Academy.

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The Griffin Bears ran into a tough opponent for the second week in a row, falling to host Peach County 54-14 Friday night.

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ATLANTA — Georgia Tech running back Jahmyr Gibbs and punter Pressley Harvin III have been honored by the Hornung Award and the Ray Guy Award, respectively, for their performances against No. 14/13 UCF on Saturday.

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ATLANTA – After amassing 219 all-purpose yards, including 126 from scrimmage, and scoring twice in his collegiate debut, Georgia Tech true freshman running back Jahmyr Gibbs  has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Week, the ACC announced on Monday.

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PARIS  — In a stunning performance for the ages, Tour de France rookie Tadej Pogacar won cycling’s showpiece race Sunday on the eve of his 22nd birthday, becoming the second-youngest winner of the 117-year-old event that this year braved — and overcame — France’s worsening coronavirus epidemic.

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NEW YORK — Kyle Wright allowed only one hit in the best start of his big league career, pitching into the seventh inning to lead the Atlanta Braves past the New York Mets 7-0 on Sunday.

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A week before Big Ten teams become eligible again for The Associated Press college football poll, No. 25 Marshall is ranked for the first time since 2014 and Miami jumped to No. 12 after a conference road victory.

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ARLINGTON, Texas  — Greg Zuerlein kicked a 46-yard field goal as time expired, and the Dallas Cowboys overcame four fumbles and a 20-point deficit in the first quarter to beat the Atlanta Falcons 40-39 in coach Mike McCarthy's home debut Sunday.