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Crowell picks Georgia over Alabama

Crowell picks Georgia over Alabama

COLUMBUS, GA --  (Ledger-Enquirer) Carver running back Isaiah Crowell sat on stage softly smiling into the overhead lights and peering back at the shadows.

Nearly 300 people looked on from the darkness in near silence as they waited for ESPNU to cut in to view one of the most anticipated announcements across the country on Wednesday at Occasions Event Center on Victory Drive.

Inside his backpack was a hat with a college logo on it. And on the other end of countless television sets and computer screens sat a legion of college football fans waiting to hear word on the running back’s decision. Alabama or Georgia?

But there never was a decision to be made.

Son of Baseball Legend Delino DeShields, Arrested and Charged with DUI

Son of Baseball Legend Delino DeShields, Arrested and Charged with DUI

ATHENS -- (usatoday.com) Delino DeShields Jr., the Astros' first pick in last summer's draft, was charged this morning with DUI, possession of alcohol by a minor and a traffic violation in Georgia, according to the Houston Chronicle.

DeShields, 18, is the son of former major leaguer Delino DeShields, who will be the manager of Cincinnati's Class A Dayton (Ohio) farm team this year.

The younger DeShields played 18 games last year with Houston's Rookie-level teams in Greeneville, Tenn., and Kissimmee, Fla., batting .289 with eight RBI and five stolen bases. He played center field but the Astros are planning to convert him to second base, his father's primary position, this year.

A resident of the Atlanta area, DeShields Jr. was arrested by Athens-Clarke County, Ga., police and released on $2,500 bond for the three misdemeanor charges.

Atlanta-Based Cycling Team Host Kickoff at The Classic Center

Atlanta-Based Cycling Team Host Kickoff at The Classic Center

On Saturday, Dec. 18th, the Atlanta-based Team Type 1 will host a holiday cocktail party to raise money for children with diabetes in Rwanda and introduce our multinational squad of 21 riders for next year.

Team Type 1 has rose to the status of a Professional Continental squad for 2011, and will race in Europe, North America and around the world at the highest levels of professional cycling, with a US base in Atlanta and an Italian base in La Spezia, near Pisa.

Their kickoff will take place at The Classic Center, High Shoals Room at 130 Foundry Street in Athens, from 5-8 p.m.

Former Bulldog, Kevin Kisner, Wins Mylan Classic

Former Bulldog standout Kevin Kisner nabbs a victory on his first ever Nationwide Tour with Nike Golf. His Mylan Classic title brings to total number of wins by Nike athletes on the Nationwide Tour to three.

During his final round, Kisner, recorded a bogey-free round of 67 to clinch the title and vault him from 50th to 14th on the Nationwide Tour money list, which is a list that ranks the earnings of Nationwide golfers, making him eligible for a PGA Tour card. The 25 leading money winners at the end of the season will earn their PGA TOUR cards for the 2011 season. In addition to Kisner, Nike athletes Jamie Lovemark (2), Jhonattan Vegas (7) and Chris Nallen (16) are currently among the top 25, each in a position to earn their PGA TOUR card for 2011.

Kisner’s victory brings the total number of wins by Nike athletes on the professional tours around the world to 10.    

UGA Football Kickoff Party with Cheerleaders and The Hairy Dog

Via Academy Sports: 


Stop by Academy Sports + Outdoors in Athens, on Friday, September 3rd, to kick off the Georgia football season. The UGA Cheerleaders and Hairy Dawg will be at the store beginning at 5:30 p.m. to entertain the crowd. There will be chances to register to win a $100 Academy Sports + Outdoors gift card, Georgia game tickets, a tailgate package, plus several other prizes and giveaways. Also, free food and beverages while supplies last.

Take photos and video of the UGA Cheerleaders, Hairy Dawg and Bulldogs fans celebrating the kickoff to the 2010 Georgia football season.

With the season just around the corner, fans will have the opportunity to stock up on Georgia jerseys, t-shirts, caps, pennants and more.