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Ellsbury to Yankees, Pierzynski to Red Sox
The Yankees are flashing their cash, adding Jacoby Ellsbury to a shopping spree that started with Brian McCann.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia is also leaving the World Series champion Red Sox, heading to the last-place Miami Marlins.
And Boston already has lined up a catching replacement in A.J. Pierzynski.
Last BCS debate is first Playoff debate
The last big BCS debate is in a way the first big College Football Playoff debate.
In this 16th and final season of the Bowl Championship Series, all the talk lately has been about strength of schedule — or the lack thereof for No. 1 Florida State and No. 2 Ohio State in comparison to the teams playing for the Southeastern Conference championship.
No. 3 Auburn players say it’s more pluck than luck
Don’t call the Auburn Tigers lucky.
The third-ranked Tigers have navigated a season of close calls and amazing finishes to make it into Saturday’s Southeastern Conference championship game against No. 5 Missouri.
They balk at any notion that this is a lucky team, though.
State grid semifinal match-ups listed
With last week’s elimination of Dooly County from the Class A public school field, no area school is still in the running for a state grid title but there’s still area fan interest in this week’s semfinals.
Trojan hoop teams drop pair to Terrell
Fullington Academy’s Trojans raised the curtain on their 2013-14 season but didn’t get to take a victory bow at the end of their Tuesday night performance as Terrell’s Eagles beat them 52-39.
Wilcox teams come up short in season hoop openers
They did so in contrasting fashion, but Wilcox High’s girls and boys both experienced the same fate — defeat — in their Tuesday night 2013-14 basketball openers.
’Cats, Eagles divide twin bill
If Crisp Academy’s boys had hoped to sail to victory in their debut under new head coach George Kennedy, they missed the boat big time Monday night.
Cougar cagers dealt slim losses by Trojans
Excitement-wise, fans attending Tuesday night’s Region 1-AAAA hoop doubleheader pitting Crisp and Dougherty counties got their admission money’s worth as both games went down to the wire.
Crisp, Dooly, Wilcox get a new region foe
The Georgia High School Association has released its list of proposed new regions for 2014-15 and 2015-16 and all three area schools will be getting at least one new member.
Dooly gridders had slow start, strong finish
When Dooly County started out the 2013 season losing big to Macon County and Americus-Sumter teams it had edged the year before, not many felt it had a plugged nickel’s chance of making the playoffs.
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