Lester deals with minor league season cancellation

On Tuesday, everyone got the word. There'll be no minor league baseball season because major league teams won't be supplying the players. Players like infielder Josh Lester.

  Weems, Cobb ready to advance baseball careers

  Troup Tigers look to fill big shoes in 2020

  Weems ready to head to Oakland for MLB season

Cavaliers deal with departures as they prepare for 2020

Rebels make adjustments as they prepare for season

  MCSD Coaches ready to get back to work

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  Columbus Regional Tennis Association hosts first tournament after months of cancelled tennis

Talladega Superspeedway sanitizes racetrack for fans ahead of Geico 500

  Three Calvary Knights sign baseball scholarships

  Better late than never as Panthers prep for upcoming season

  Warriors hard at work with big plans for 2020

  Former Auburn professor goes viral for trick shot

Horne ready to climb the Braves’ ladder

Columbus State’s Bryson Horne grew up a big Braves fan. “I wore number 10 because my favorite player is Chipper Jones," Horne said. Now he’s on his way to Atlanta’s farm system.

  Cougars happy to get back to work

Brookstone head football coach Blair Harrison is happy to get his guys back."I'm just glad that we're here,” Harrison said. “We weren't thinking we were going to be back this soon so we're happy with that."

  River Dragons sign former FPHL Most Valuable Player

The Columbus River Dragons signed former FPHL Most Valuable Player Josh Pietrantonio, the team announced on Monday.

  Watson, Horne sign free-agent deals with MLB teams

Two college baseball players with local ties have signed with major league baseball teams as undrafted free agents, it was announced on Monday.

Former Opelika athlete encourages student-athletes to speak out against racism

Atlanta Braves provides meals to UAB Hospital workers on frontlines of COVID-19 fight

Auburn pitcher Tanner Burns selected in 1st round of MLB Draft

  Local anglers prepare for Bassmaster Elite at Lake Eufaula

  Napier playing catch-up as workouts start at LaGrange High

  Columbus River Dragons team leader staying in the Fountain City for another season

  Carver basketball player signs with Savannah State University

Surrounded by family and friends -- at a distance -- Carver senior guard Diamond McGilberry made it official on Friday afternoon, signing a scholarship offer to play basketball at Savannah State University with an eye toward a career in nursing.

  Gaines commits to Clemson

Carver high guard Kionna Gaines made her call on Thursday, verbally commiting to play basketball at Clemson. She made her decision known with a post on her Twitter page.

Legendary Auburn coach Pat Dye dies

Dye had recently been hospitalized with kidney issues and had tested positive for COVID-19.

  MCSD among districts waiting to allow on-campus workouts

MCSD system athletic director Jeff Battles said on Wednesday that the District wants to make sure things are under control before they open up campuses, emphasizing the approach of safety first.

Drew Brees’ comments about kneeling during national anthem anger fellow players

New Orleans Saints Quarterback Drew Brees said he will continue his stance against players who kneel during the national anthem before NFL games.

  Red Devils get to work on the gridiron

Little by little things are starting to open up again. Proof of that can be found in the state of Alabama, where prep football teams have been cleared to begin practicing.The Central Red Devils among the first to get things going this week.

Many remember legendary Auburn coach Pat Dye

Jordan-Hare Stadium won’t quite be the same again after the passing of former Auburn coach Pat Dye. Dye died on Monday from renal failure.

  Boatner changing gears and making progress

Kayson Boatner planned on hitting the gym back home in Columbus -- but not yet, not until she and her Anderson University Trojans teammates were done making a run deep into the Division Two playoffs, maybe even all the way to Denver for the D2 Women’s World Series right about now.

AHSAA sharing guidelines for return to play for high school programs

On June 1, high school programs around the state are set to make their return to play after three months of waiting due to coronavirus.

  Columbus Lions, coach wait to get season cranked up

The first local sports team to hit the field for real this year will likely be the Columbus Lions. But sad to say, the word likely is still the one to use because things are still on hold in the world of sports, and it's driving everyone crazy in Lions country.

  Russell Co. MLB player ready to return to baseball

Anfernee Grier has been more than ready to leap into the 2020 baseball season. Events have nixed that for him and for every other pro baseball player in the country.

Caylin Newton, brother of Cam Newton, to join Auburn as grad transfer

The Auburn Tigers quarterback room appears to be growing by one.

Auburn officials react to SEC allowing in-person athletics to resume

The Southeastern Conference has officially announced a date in which college athletes can resume in-person athletics.

SEC announces date athletes can return for in-person activities

The SEC says activities must be under strict supervision of designated university personnel and safety guidelines developed by each institution.

  Area athletes working and waiting for season to begin

Football players are getting ready, baseball players are trying to stay ready, and in Columbus they're doing it together at a local gym. Chason Perry of Impact Performance is running this show.

  Russell Co. HS baseball standouts re-calibrate futures as MLB Draft approaches

Baseball is a game of timing, and the timing of things couldn’t be any worse for high school senior baseball players, especially for a pair of Russell County Warriors who were sure shots to be high rough draft picks this year. But things have changed, thanks to the reaction to COVID-19.

Auburn President: “We’re gonna have football this fall.” Will they?

Auburn University President Jay Gogue seems confident that college football will return to The Loveliest City on the Plains this fall.

  Williams works and wait for CFL to crank up 2020 season

Ucambre Williams has become a fixture in the Canadian Football League. Williams was a key part in the Calgary Stampeders three straight trips to the Grey Cup Finals, and their capturing the championship in 2018, as the center anchoring the Stamps dominant offensive line.

Phenix City NFL star McKissic ready for new challenge with Redskins

Saying J.D. McKissic made a big splash on his first professional play is to understate things. The former Central Red Devil signed with the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent in 2016, and his first touch in the Birds' preseason opener was a beauty, taking the second half opening kickoff 101

Former NBA all-star named Alabama State men’s basketball coach

Alabama State has made a splash hire for its new men's basketball coach, naming former NBA Champion Mo Williams its head coach.

Tua surprises his mom on Mother’s Day with a new SUV

Dolphins QB Tua surprised his mom Sunday with a beautiful new Cadillac SUV.

  Wells tries to write a new chapter to the story of his football career

The Columbus Lions have been searching for the answer at kicker for several years now. What if the answer to their problems was literally in their own backyard? They may have found the guy to author what would be an incredible story.

CSU tennis players try to stay sharp

The Columbus State men's tennis program has become a Division Two national power. They won an NCAA championship two years ago and were cruising along to what looked like another title in 2020 until they hit a roadblock called COVID-19.

  Lions’ Espinosa staying sharp while NAL season on hold

This isn’t how it was supposed to be for Columbus Lions quarterback Mason Espinosa. He wasn’t supposed to be at an empty high school stadium working out and waiting for the indoor football season to start.

Brett Favre named in Miss. DHS audit report

The audit says Favre Enterprises was paid $1.1 million for events Favre was contracted to speak at but never did.

Employer’s tribute to teen athlete brings tears as season cut short

Seeing how hard it was for "KK" Goodman to miss out on the end of her senior year, her coworkers at Dick's Sporting Goods decided to help.

  Former Harris Co. football star Tae Crowder ready for challenge of NFL

He’s the new Pride of Harris County High School, and his alma mater is spreading the word on the sign in front of the school.

The journey continues: Jalen Hurts drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2nd round

Congratulations Jalen!

Former Auburn D-lineman Derrick Brown taken in 1st round

Brown was selected by the Carolina Panthers with the 7th pick in the 1st round.

  Crowder ready for NFL Draft

It’s been an uphill battle for Tae Crowder. Despite a solid senior season anchoring Georgia’s defense, the former Harris County Tiger didn’t receive an invite to the Senior Bowl or NFL Combine. Then to top it off, UGA’s pro day was cancelled because of the pandemic. He’s not letting it get to him.

  Waiting for the call

Essang Bassey has been playing the waiting game at home in Columbus the past few weeks – waiting for the 2020 NFL Draft.

  Coach James “Jimmy” Lee Remembered

A former area high school and Auburn basketball player died Sunday.

Fans sue MLB, teams over ticket money, ask for class action

Opening day on March 26 was pushed back until mid-May at the earliest after a national emergency was declared due to the new coronavirus pandemic.

  Former Auburn softball player now an ER nurse in COVID-19 fight

Being an athlete in school can help prepare you for tough moments in life. One former Auburn player is now stepping up to the plate against COVID-19.

  Auburn players working out from home during COVID-19 pandemic

KJ Britt and Bo Nix share their experiences as they prepare for the upcoming season while at home.

Montgomery native, NFL star Tarvaris Jackson killed in crash

A former Alabama State University football player and quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks has died in a single-vehicle crash.

  Mom of Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns dies from COVID-19

The Minnesota Timberwolves picked Karl-Anthony Towns No. 1 pick out of the University of Kentucky in the 2015 NBA draft.

NASCAR’s Larson suspended for racial slur in virtual race

Larson was competing in an iRacing event Sunday night when he appeared to lose communication on his headset with his spotter when he used the N-word.

  Some golf courses seeing increase in foot traffic

Maple Ridge is a semi-private course seeing more players this time of year despite COVID-19 concerns.

  Chattahoochee Valley pro baseball prospects work to stay sharp

Aspiring major leaguers like Smiths Station native Blake Rivera of the San Francisco Giants organization are supposed to be lacing up their spikes in April. It's just not supposed to be happening at Northside High's football practice field.

Senior athletes react to season cancellation

COVID-19 concerns caused all high school athletics to be canceled for the spring, leaving many senior athletes disappointed that their season was cut short.

Auburn University coaches launch PSA that calls for “teamwork” in keeping safe from coronavirus

Auburn University coaches Gus Malzahn, Bruce Pearl and Butch Thompson are teaming up to encourage you to help in the fight against the coronavirus.

Humble over hype: Auburn DB leaning on faith during COVID-19

Auburn defensive back Daniel Thomas has never made excuses on the football field.

  Dream Delayed: Fort Benning Olympians talk 2020 postponement

Two Fort Benning soldiers qualified for the U.S. Olympic skeet shooting team earlier this month, but now with the 2020 games delayed, their dream is on hold.

  Cougar athletes reflect on NCAA, PBC decisions to cancel spring sports schedules

The Peach Belt Conference announced on Friday afternoon that the spring sports schedule has been cancelled for all of the league's schools, which means closing up shop at the Columbus State athletics program for the spring.

  Area teams play baseball games before season suspension

Teams in East Alabama will soon be without baseball because of the Coronavirus, but they still had Friday night to play some games before the state suspends play.

FPHL suspends season

The Federal Prospects Hockey League announced on Thursday that the season is postponed indefinitely due to the effects of COVID-19, which means the Columbus River Dragons’ inaugural season is on hold.

Lady Cougars sweep conference opener; face possible cancellation of rest of season.

The Columbus State Lady Cougars opened their Peach Belt Conference slate the right way, sweeping the USC Aiken Lady Pacers 9-1 and 3-0 on Thursday at Cougar Field, but the victories were overshadowed by Thursday’s announcement by the NCAA that they will not hold spring sports championships.

GHSA recommends local schools suspend all spring sporting events

The Georgia High School Association is recommending that all local school school systems suspend their spring sporting events.

FPHL hands out suspensions to five River Dragons

The FPHL announced punishments for last Sunday’s bench clearing brawl in Winston-Salem between the Columbus River Dragons and Carolina Thunderbirds.

Coronavirus affecting sports schedules and leagues at all levels

The novel coronavirus outbreak has finally made a serious dent in the sports world.

Vikings top Blue Devils in subregion opener

Tucker Kite homered on the very first pitch of the bottom of the first inning to key a 5-run frame to help lead the Pacelli Vikings to a 13-3 six-inning victory over the Manchester Blue Devils in the subregion opener for both teams on Tuesday at Deimel Diamond.

Former Central Red Devil suspended from LSU football program

LSU head coach Ed Orgeron announced on Tuesday that former Central Red Devil Peter Parrish has been suspended indefinitely.

Two Glenwood Gators sign Letters of Intent

Marco West-Sanchez and Kody Krebs are heading to the next level to play football.

  Columbus River Dragons coach Bechard shares his side of hockey fight

A benches clearing fight on Sunday led to multiple ejections and gained national attention. Coach Jerome Bechard shares his side of the story with WTVM.

Columbus State’s season ends in Peach Belt Conference Championship

CSU couldn't hold on to an early lead and lost to Lander in the Peach Belt Conference Championship.

CSU women’s season ends in PBC semifinals

Lander outscored the Lady Cougars 31-10 in the third quarter and knocked CSU out of the tournament.

Horton’s buzzer-beater sends CSU men to Peach Belt finals

Landrius Horton hit a three with less than a second to play in overtime to give CSU the win.