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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.

Falcons prepare for Minicamp

Falcons prepare for Minicamp

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga -- The OTAs are winding down at the Atlanta Falcons' headquarters in Flowery Branch.  The voluntary off season workouts have been well attended and the participation looks to be paying off.

With new Offensive and Defensive Coordinators, the team has spent the past few weeks digesting changes that are being put in place for the 2012 season.  Wide receiver Harry Douglas is glad the changes are taking place this year rather than last summer, when the NFL teams were locked out.  Douglas has spent time working special teams as a punt returner during OTAs and says "I did it some during my roookie season and fell in love with it."  It will be something to watch for during training camp.

Meanwhile, Head Coach Mike Smith was pleased with the level of participation and what the team has accomplished during the OTAs and says the upcoming Minicamp will be a continuation of what has been taking place the past few weeks.