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Cecelia Seiler, owner of Uga mascots, dies

Savannah — Cecelia Seiler, wife of Frank W. “Sonny” Seiler, and owner of the University of Georgia lineage of “Uga” Bulldog mascots for more than a half century, passed away in Savannah on Thursday.

“Cecelia’s devotion to the University of Georgia was surpassed only by her devotion to Sonny and the family. We all mourn her passing and are so thankful for her faithful love and care for the Bulldog tradition,” Georgia President Jere W. Morehead said.

Seiler, the former Cecelia Gunn, was a native of Columbus, Georgia. She married Sonny while they were students at the University of Georgia. In 1956, while Sonny was in law school at UGA, the couple received an English Bulldog as a belated wedding gift. That fall, Cecelia altered a red children’s t-shirt to fit the puppy and sewed a “G” she cut out of black felt onto the garment. On Sept. 19, 1956, the Seilers dressed the bulldog in the shirt and brought it to both a party and then to the Bulldogs’ football game against Florida …

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John Daly admits to gambling away $55 million

John Daly has made millions throughout his 25-year career in golf.

His greatest accomplishment remains winning the 1995 British Open. His regret? Not his loud pants, but losing upward of $55 million gambling.

The legendary golfer turned duffer sat with Graham Bensinger to discuss his struggles on the course along with his addictions to alcohol, gambling and women.

In a series of video clips, Daly claims President Obama cheats at golf, drinking improves his game and his virility off the course helps him on the course.

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Kennesaw State upsets Alabama in NCAA regional

Kennesaw State starter Travis Bergen gave his team a huge lift Friday, coming within an out of a complete-game shutout as the Owls upset Alabama 1-0 in the first game of the Tallahassee baseball regional Friday afternoon.

Bergen (8-4) pitched 8 2/3 innings and gave up five hits while striking out three with one walk.

Asked what went right for him, Bergen said, “I think they were swinging early in the count and I was able to locate the fastball pretty well and get some quick outs and that’s why the pitch count was low.”

Kal Simmons drove home Brennan Morgan with a sacrifice fly to left field in the fifth inning for the game’s only run. Morgan led off the inning with a single to left. He went to second on Matt Bahnick’s sacrifice bunt and to third on a wild pitch. Justin Motley and Cornell Nixon were walked before Simmons delivered the sac fly.

““Obviously it’s a huge win for our program,” KSU coach Mike Sansing said. “Just from the Division I level, making an appearance here, …

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SEC chooses site of 2016 women’s basketball tournament

The SEC awarded its 2016 women’s basketball tournament to Jacksonville, Fla. The tournament will be played in Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, a 15,000-seat arena.

The SEC women’s tournament previously was awarded to North Little Rock, Ark., in 2015 and Nashville, Tenn., in 2018, 2022 and 2026.

The tournament was held at Gwinnett Arena the past two seasons.

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Yankees’ McCann makes first career start at first

Former Braves catcher Brian McCann played first base and batted cleanup Wednesday night for the Yankees against the Cardinals.

New York beat St. Louis 7-4. McCann went 2-for-4 at the plate with an RBI.

It was McCann’s first career start at first base. He replaced another former Braves player, Mark Teixeira, who was out of the lineup for the third straight game because of soreness in his surgically repaired right wrist.

“I felt pretty good over there,” McCann said. “With each pitch I was glad balls weren’t hit to me, but I’ll get more reps in practice just in case Tex needs a couple days and I can fill in there.”

Kelly Johnson is hitting just .207 with 4 homers and 13 RBIs.

Kelly Johnson is hitting just .207 with 4 homers and 13 RBIs.

A third former Brave, Kelly Johnson, played first base in the previous two games. Johnson started at third base Wednesday night and went 2-for-4.

Brian McCann is hitting .225 in his first season in New York, with 7 homers and 23 RBIs.

Brian McCann is hitting .225 in his first season in New York, with 7 homers and 23 RBIs.

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Quarterback Ferguson leaves Vols

Tennessee coach Butch Jones doesn’t expect quarterback Riley Ferguson to return to the Volunteers.

“Riley’s no longer with the program,” Jones said. Earlier Tuesday, Volquest had reported that Jones said he didn’t expect Ferguson to remain with the Vols.

Ferguson, a redshirt freshman, was expected to compete with senior Justin Worley and sophomores Joshua Dobbs and Nathan Peterman for the starting job. Although a leg injury prevented Ferguson from playing last season, he impressed coaches with his arm strength and upside.

Ferguson had quarterbacked two state championship teams at Butler High School in Matthews, North Carolina. During Tennessee’s spring game last month, he went 7 of 12 for 83 yards and a touchdown, but also threw an interception and lost a fumble.

Worley started seven games last season before having season-ending thumb surgery. He completed 55.6 percent of his passes for 1,239 yards with 10 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Tennessee went 4-3 in the games he …

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7-year-old Atlantan will be on field during World Cup

Nigel Shoyoye, father Marvin and mother Deanna posed on Thursday after learning that they had won a trip to the World Cup in Brazil.

Nigel Shoyoye, father Marvin and mother Deanna posed on Thursday after learning that they had won a trip to the World Cup in Brazil.

Because of one cup of sweet tea a 7-year-old Atlanta boy will get the trip of a lifetime.

Nigel Shoyoye will walk onto the field with the U.S. soccer team before it takes on Ghana in its opening game of the World Cup on June 16 in Brazil.

“It’s just a beautiful thing to see your child be blessed with such incredibly positive opportunities,” mother Deanna said. “We try to expose our children to all the world has to offer. For his first international trip to be to on this scale, and to represent our family and the Atlanta community, is a blessing.”

Nigel plays for Olympic Atlanta Soccer Club, a new league in south Fulton.

It was at a practice on Thursday that he was surprised by fast-food character Ronald McDonald with the news that he was one of 25 children from the U.S. going to Brazil as a player ambassador.

Deanna said she has rarely seen Nigel …

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3 things about Kennesaw’s and Georgia Southern’s regional

Three things about the NCAA baseball tournament’s Tallahassee regional, which will feature Florida State hosting Georgia Southern at 6 p.m., and Alabama taking on Kennesaw State at noon in Friday’s games:

It has the nation’s hottest team: Kennesaw State has won seven consecutive games and 23 out of 24. The Owls (37-21) are led by catcher Max Pentecost, who is projected to be a top-20 pick in June’s amateur baseball draft. He leads the team in most categories, including hitting (.423), runs (57), doubles (21), home runs (nine) and stolen bases (16).

It has the reigning Heisman Trophy winner: FSU’s Jameis Winston quarterbacked the football team to a national championship and is also a relief pitcher on the baseball team. He is 1-0 in 23 appearances with a 1.17 ERA.

It has mostly unfamiliar teams. Florida State didn’t play any of the teams in its region this year. Neither did Alabama. Kennesaw State defeated Georgia Southern twice in their two meetings this year by a combined …

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No Donovan on U.S. team is no surprise

The U.S. men’s soccer team will head to Brazil without the player that many fans of the team have considered a lock for every lineup: Landon Donovan.

Coach Jurgen Klinsmann reduced his 30-man provisional lineup to 23 and Donovan was one of the cuts.

The decision brings an end to a career that stretches back to the 2002 World Cup, when Donovan scored two goals in the team’s run to the quarterfinals, and stretched through the 2010 World Cup in South Africa with his last-minute goal against Algeria that pushed the U.S. into the knockout rounds.

Donovan hasn’t said if he will retire from international duty, and Klinsmann said on Friday that he expects him to return. If it doesn’t happen, Donovan will leave as this country’s all-time leading scorer (57 goals) and second to Cobi Jones in caps (156).

So why did Klinsmann make this decision?

It wasn’t shocking.

This has been my take on Donovan for many years, not supported by anything other my opinion:

Those who follow U.S. soccer …

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Man charged with murdering Roddy White’s brother

A 23-year-old man has been arrested and charged with the murder of the brother of Falcons receiver Roddy White, the Associated Press reported.

Charleston, S.C., Chief Deputy Mitch Lucas says Darnell Lafayette was arrested Tuesday.

Lucas says deputies are still trying to figure out exactly what led to the shooting. But it appears Lafayette got into an argument with 21-year-old Tyrone Moore Jr. early Saturday morning outside a nightclub near Charleston.

Investigators say Lafayette walked up to Moore and fired three times, with two of the bullets striking the victim, the AP reported.

More details to come.

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