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Ridge Spring-Monetta's Gail Moody-Johnson named South Carolina girls coach of the year

Ridge Spring-Monetta's girls basketball team suffered early injuries and got off to a shaky start, but the Lady Trojans used hustle and quickness to overcome initial struggles.Coach Gail Moody-Johnson...
Early injuries hassle pre-season training

With the start of the season just more than two weeks away, those annoying spring training injuries that won't go away are getting troublesome. Boston Red Sox shortstop Nomar Garciaparra said Friday that he has had "sharp pain" in his arm and has been unable to throw a baseball for the past nine days. Garciaparra, the former Georgia Tech All-America who was runner-up in the AL MVP race last year, injured a tendon in his right biceps last Thursday against Toronto. He has been limited to designated hitter duty since then with what the Red Sox called tendinitis in his arm.
Fantasy football: Early injuries cause owners to scramble to waiver wire

If you only had one word to describe the first two weeks of the NFL season what would it be?
Falcons hit hard by early injuries

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons spent Thursday afternoon trying to compensate for a growing list of injured starters.
Oklahoma avoids stumble this year

...first round of the NCAA tournament. McGhee dominated inside with 26 points and 12 rebounds, and Price shook off two early injuries to score 17 points, carrying the second-seeded Sooners past Illinois-Chicago 71-63 Friday in the West Regional...
College basketball
Glenn Hills football expects improvement

...begins his third season Sept. 7 after he went a combined 3-17 the past two years. The 2011 team was slowed by early injuries that deflated hopes."The first two seasons didn't go as I expected. I never would have thought we would end...
Senior leaders key to Hornets' hopes

...record and didn't win their region. Lopsided losses to Beaufort, Dorman and Camden County (Ga.) set the tone early. Injuries and turnovers were the primary culprits in Aiken's slow start. At the end of the season, Aiken lost to rival...
High school
Garnett's new gang ends best season in Wolves history

...10 of Minnesota's 14 players were new. Clearly, acquiring Cassell and Sprewell was the catalyst for progress. Early injuries to Wally Szczerbiak, Troy Hudson and Michael Olowokandi - three players expected to be in the first six - and a 9-8...
Falcons have little room for error

...losing only to St. Louis last year on the road (21-19). The time off has helped the Falcons overcome some early injuries, although starting left cornerback Anthony Phillips is still hobbled with two sprained ankles and may not play...
Run for it

...You should never be sore when you finish," he said. "Always finish like you could do more." Ms. Albaugh said early injuries can be a never-ending cycle of frustration for runners who want to do well but continue to push themselves beyond...
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