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South Georgia Beast finishes second at nationals

Team recently participated in the 8U USSSA World Series in Gulf Shores, Alabama

The South Georgia Beast finished second out of 38 teams, a first for Albany and Southwest Georgia in this age group.

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Juan Uribe has been a hit with Atlanta Braves

Infielder has batted .305 with five doubles and five home runs since coming to Atlanta

Juan Uribe has started 27 of the Braves’ 35 games since the trade, including 26 starts at third base and one at second base.

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ATLANTA BRAVES NOTEBOOK: Julio Teheran continues to pitch well at home

Pitcher remains unbeaten at home but struggles on road

Julio Teheran has pitched six innings in seven straight starts, the longest active stretch by an Atlanta pitcher.

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Mitchell County’s Justin Scott-Wesley has knee surgery

Senior hopes to rebound after tough 2014 season

Georgia confirmed that Justin Scott-Wesley had surgery on Thursday and that he should be ready to participate in preseason camp.

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Roger Federer slips past Sam Groth at Wimbledon

Tennis star needs four sets to advance

Sam Groth briefly slowed Roger Federer’s bid for a record eighth Wimbledon title by holding serve throughout the third set and forcing a tiebreak that he clinched when the second seed misjudged a forehand at set point.

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BOB KORNEGAY: Nothing better than fishing

Outdoors: Fishing with friends and family are the best

After catching a nice rainbow trou, my mind began to wander - How many creek banks has this 62-year-old posterior rested upon?

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TOM PURCELL: The importance of the Fourth

OPINION: Americans forget the true significance of Independence Day

A few years ago, a Marist Poll asked Americans which year the United States declared its independence. Only 58 percent knew that the answer was 1776.

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NASCAR’s No. 1 couple set to marry after nearly six years together

Dale Earnhardt, Amy Reimann engaged on recent trip to Germany

Amy Reimann said the couple hasn’t decided on a date yet, but it’s likely to fall on one of the off-weeks during the 2016 racing season.

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Braves sign two Dominican free agents

Team also sends pitcher Cody Martin to Oakland

Shortstop Derian Cruz ($2 million bonus) and center fielder Christian Pache ($1.4 million), a pair of 16-year-old Dominicans, agreed to deals with the Braves, who’ve stated all along that they would emphasize pitching and up-the-middle defenders.

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Fateful tweet leads Juwuan Briscoe to Georgia

Social media helps land Maryland defensive player of the year

It long had been considered a foregone conclusion that Juwuan Briscoe would play for his childhood favorite, Clemson.

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Referees in unwanted spotlight ahead of World Cup final

United States and Japan have benefited from controversial calls

Both the United States and Japan reached the championship match with help from arguable calls in their semifinals that have put into question the overall caliber of officiating.

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Serena Williams outlasts Heather Watson to advance at Wimbledon

Williams recovered from being down 3-0 in final set to win

The 33-year-old, who said it was one of her toughest matches, will face her sister Venus in the last 16 — their 26th career meeting — as she continues her bid for a sixth Wimbledon title.

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HOW THEY'RE BITIN': Southwest Georgia fishing - July 4, 2015 weekend

SWGA FISHING REPORT: A weekly outlook on how the fish are biting in Southwest Georgia lakes and the Flint River

These are the fishing prospects for this weekend for the Flint River and lakes Blackshear, Seminole and Walter F. George.

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LORAN SMITH: Chubbtown a fascinating place to visit

Georgia running back Nick Chubb earned his reputation from this tiny community

Learning what the Bulldog running back is like and what makes him what he is was countered by the urge to step back in history to the original Chubbs, who, in the beginning spelled their last name with one “b.”