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GISA STATE SOCCER TOURNAMENT: Deerfield, Sherwood teams advance to quarterfinals

The boys and girls soccer teams from both Deerfield and Sherwood advance to the Elite 8

For the second straight year, the Deerfield boys and girls soccer teams swept through the opening round of the playoffs Tuesday with a pair of dominating wins, while Sherwood’s soccer teams also move on with two shutout victories.

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Braves manage three hits in 1-0 loss to Marlins

Jose Fernandez pitched eight shutout innings to help Miami to a 1-0 win over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night and give the Marlins their first road victory of the season.

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BRAVES NOTEBOOK: Varvaro lighting up radar gun

Varvaro lighting up radar gun

Braves relief pitcher Anthony Varvaro had a 9.82 ERA in 10 spring training outings, but the right-hander has a 2.08 ERA so far this season and has been one of Atlanta’s most reliable arms out of the bullpen.

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Pacers rally, even series with Hawks

The Pacers outscore the Hawks 31-13 in the third quarter to pull away and even the opening-round series at 1-1.

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BRAVES NOTEBOOK: Pitcher Santana making the most of his opportunity

Braves pitcher stays hot

Ervin Santana struck out a career-high-tying 11 through six innings of one-run ball before leaving with a 2-1 lead Monday against the Phillies.

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Report: Lockette called 911

Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette, an Albany native, called 911 twice after a woman refused to leave his apartment where she was hanging out with Lockette and 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick on April 2.

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LORAN SMITH: Bubba worthy of second green jacket

Bubba Watson’s Masters victory was sentimental

Herald guest columnist Loran Smith writes about Bubba Watson’s second Masters championship.

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Cavs win district title, punch ticket to nationals

Darton State College shoots a 305 in Tuesday’s final round

Darton comes from behind in Tuesday’s final round of the District IV tournament to win the title and secure a 13th straight trip to nationals.

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Three SW Georgia schools ask GHSA to reconsider classification

Representatives made case this week

Dougherty County School Board Attorney Tommy Coleman and representatives from Albany, Dougherty and Worth County High Schools asked the GHSA to reconsider its classification for the three schools for the 2014-16 school seasons.

Autopsy reveals cause of death of Ultimate Warrior

The 54-year-old wrestler, James Hellwig, collapsed on April 8 outside a hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Boston marks anniversary of bombing at 2013 marathon

Authorities detonate a suspicious device this morning

Three people were killed and 264 injured in the bombing at the 2013 Boston Marathon. This year's race will be conducted Monday.

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Darton golf close to 13th straight nationals berth

Cavs are one shot behind leader in district championship

The Darton State College golf team overcame a shaky start to the NJCAA District IV championship at Stonebridge Golf and Country Club on Monday and moved into position to clinch a berth in the national tournament.

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Koonin to become part-owner, CEO of Hawks

Steve Koonin will oversee all business, financial and strategic operations of the Hawks and Philips Arena. He will also acquire an equity position within the ownership group, and represent the owners as the head of the organization.

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Simple approach pays off for J. Upton

Justin Upton raised his early season batting average from .265 to .366 in three days.

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Swimmer Michael Phelps ends retirement ahead of 2016 Rio Olympics

Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, is coming out of retirement.

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MASTERS: Spieth denied history at Augusta

Jordan Spieth took charge early in Sunday’s final round at Augusta National in his pursuit to become the youngest Masters champion, but the 20-year-old saw his two-shot lead evaporate in an instant.

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Braves sweep Nationals with 10-2 victory

Freddie Freeman and Justin Upton homered early to spark Atlanta to a 10-2 win over the Washington Nationals on Sunday.

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Sunday surge sends Watson to his second Masters title in three years

Watson gets second Masters with Sunday surge

Bubba Watson pulls away for his second Masters championship

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MASTERS: McIlroy bounces back with Top 10 finish at Augusta

Rory McIlroy ended a frustrating Masters on a high with his best round of the tournament on Sunday to record his first top 10 finish at Augusta National.

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