Braves' Wandy Rodriguez struggles in first outing

...just trying to compete," said Young, , batted only .229 in 100 games for the Mets last season. "I don't have first-year jitters anymore and I am a lot more comfortable with myself."Ace right-hander Julio Teheran will start for the...

Women's SEC Tournament set to tip off in Arkansas

Arkansas (16-12) enters the Women's SEC Tournament as the No. 9 seed, but that hasn't stopped the Razorbacks from being projected as an NCAA Tournament team by many under first-year coach Jimmy Dykes.

North Augusta robotics team preps for regional competition

...Jackets. All three competed in the state finals.Monroe said its unusual for a school to build three robots in its first year, but the interest was great enough to warrant it.In order to get to San Antonio, however, the team needs another...

Charter a better course

...say Davis needs to slow down and build consensus.The charter-change gusto he's shown in the first quarter of the first year of his first term borders on zealotry. He's acting like a maverick CEO who has gotten too far out in front of his board...

Young Harris shocks Georgia Regents in Peach Belt opener

...games in a row in January and then reeled off a seven-game winning streak before losing Wednesday night. In their first year of postseason eligibility, the Mountain Lions won their first conference tournament contest.While Wilson led the...

Joey Logano rewards car owner Roger Penske's faith in him with Daytona 500 victory

...great transparency for us. It's paid off in spades for us. You saw what he did last year (five victories in his first year at Penske Racing). This is just the start, I think, of a career. He's going to be a guy at the top for a long...

Gordon leads Hendrick Motorsports team into Daytona 500

...the appreciation for this sport, the greats, the history," Gordon said. "Of course, winning it. I feel like the first year I won it in '97, I didn't have a full appreciation for the history of this sport."That race meant a lot to me...

Kurt Busch loses final appeal to have NASCAR suspension lifted

...three-judge panel denied his first appeal Saturday. He had one final chance to plead his case to Moss, who is in his first year as NASCAR'S final appeals officer.Regan Smith will replace Kurt Busch in the No. 41 Chevrolet on Sunday.Chevrolet...

Yellen reiterates Fed's patience in raising rates

...meeting-by-meeting basis."Her remarks come at a delicate time for the Fed. After winning praise for how she handled her first year as head of the central bank, Yellen is facing a tougher challenge this year. She must navigate a transition from record-low...

Where there isn't a will

...war against Muslim terrorists. He's demonstrated that through actions and words, from the global apology tour his first year to his tirade earlier this month against Christianity at the National Prayer Breakfast.He still maintains a pathological...