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Meet Georgia's Paralympians

Meet Georgia's Paralympians

ATLANTA -- The 2012 London Paralympics begin Wednesday, and several Georgians are hoping to bring home the gold at the Games.

Learn who to root for here:

Richard Browne, 21, Athletics
Browne is a native of Jackson, Miss., and now attends Morehouse College in Atlanta. He suffered a below-the-knee amputation after an accident in 2009, but quickly bounced back to become a Paralympian. Browne will compete in the 100m, 4x100m and high jump. He won silver in the high jump and bronze in the 100m at the 2012 Paralympic Trials.

Action Dash 5K running in 5 Ga. cities

Action Dash 5K running in 5 Ga. cities

ATLANTA -- Become a superhero and run in support of a timely cause this weekend.

The Action Dash will be off and running in five North Georgia cities on Labor Day -- Monday, Sept. 3.

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The race, which is presented by Action Ministries, raises money for housing, education solutions and necessities for Georgians in need.

Runners are encouraged to dress in superhero costumes; prizes will be awarded to some of the most innovative getups. Pets, both in and out of costume, are also welcome to join the race. Participants will receive T-shirts.

Learn more about the Action Dash. The race will be held in:

No suspension for UGA cornerback

No suspension for UGA cornerback

ATHENS, Ga. -- University of Georgia cornerback Branden Smith won't be suspended after his March arrest on a misdemeanor charge of marijuana possession.

Coach Mark Richt said after practice Saturday that Smith won't have to sit out the Bulldogs' season opener against Buffalo on Sept. 1, or any other game. Richt says the coaching staff looked into the facts and have "got peace that we're doing the right thing" by letting Smith play.

Smith says he passed two drug tests following his arrest and completed a pre-trial diversion program. The UGA senior says he was "in the wrong place at the wrong time."

Georgia safety Bacarri Rambo and inside linebacker Alec Ogletree also face possible suspensions for unrelated issues. Their status was unknown Saturday.

U.S. tennis team set for 2012 Olympics

U.S. tennis team set for 2012 Olympics

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - The U.S. Olympic tennis team looks to be strong in doubles play. The roster includes sisters Serena and Venus Williams, who were chosen to extend their unbeaten streak in Olympic doubles when they seek a third gold medal in the event beginning late next month. 

They will also play singles matches as well. The other women's doubles team features the top-ranked team of Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond.

On the men's side of things Andy Roddick and John Isner were selected for doubles, as were brothers Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan, who won the bronze in 2008.

As expected, the U.S. roster includes first-time Olympians Ryan Harrison, Donald Young, Isner, Christina McHale and Varvara Lepchenko, an Uzbekistan native who became a U.S. citizen in September.