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Tom Lindley: Talented Manziel and Dyer also seem to have knack for trouble
The 2013 college football season promises to be a wild and wacky ride. No surprise there, except two major developments have come before the players even put on their pads and started scrimmaging.
Doug Hawley: DSC runners put weight in strength and conditioning
All competitive runners can benefit from additional physical activity, and that includes veterans who have been accustomed to counting solely on roadwork for their success.
Loran Smith: Towns part of history for his ‘minor’ sport
The Olympic Stadium here was built during a three-year period from 1934 to 1936. Adolf Hitler wanted a showcase facility for hosting the 1936 Summer Games, which went on to be remembered by most historians for the performance of U.S. track and field performer Jesse Owens.
Jamie Jones: These Divas are strong (in the ratings)
Here are the notes and news items from the world of pro wrestling: “Total Divas” is a total success — so far. The E! reality show featuring WWE wrestlers and personalities had strong television ratings in its first episode.
Chris Whitfield: Harper earns national honor
Southeast Whitfield High School senior Rhett Harper has been a mainstay in the area’s sporting world as a three-sport athlete for the Raiders who has been gaining top accolades since his freshman year.
This summer — on one of the biggest stages of the summer-league baseball — Harper has earned one of the highest accolades given in tournament baseball.
A Look Ahead: Ingle’s youth camp to run until Thurs.
If you want a chance to learn from a national championship-winning college basketball coach, this is the week to take advantage of it.
Dalton State College men’s basketball coach Tony Ingle — the winner of a NCAA Division II title as the head coach at Kennesaw State University will host two youth basketball camps starting today at ChristChurch Presbyterian at 510 S. Tibbs Road in Dalton.
Tom Lindley: After Braun's suspension, fans left to wonder why
So Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun is done for the season, suspended for violating baseball’s anti-drug policies. No surprise there. He dodged a suspension last year when a urine sample showed elevated levels of testosterone. It was his good fortune when it was proven his specimen had been mishandled, and his appeal succeeded.
A Look Ahead: Summer of fun camps concluding
The last wave of summer camps are crashing against the shore this week and the next, with numerous schools and organizations hosting sports-related camps and one local high school planning a volleyball match for its alumni.
If you’re a kid who’s been spending the summer inside, playing video games and eating junk food — like I did when I was younger — then you may need to take the final two weeks of summer to get back in football mode for the upcoming fall season.
Jamie Jones: Jericho out of ring a while
Here are the notes and news items from the world of pro wrestling: Chris Jericho indicated via Twitter that his match at “Smackdown” this week will be his last of the year with WWE. He is embarking on a European tour with his band Fozzy.
A Look Ahead: Matthews’ camp brings a week full of activities
Perhaps you’re a young football player interested in getting an offseason jump on the game. Or you might be a “Joe” basketball player. Maybe you just want an autograph.
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