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Dazzling Pitching Performance by McWilliams Lifts Biscuits Past Lookouts

The Biscuits (33-30) edged the Chattanooga Lookouts (34-29), 2-1, on Sundae Sunday Ice Cream Social at Riverwalk Stadium. Montgomery starting pitcher Sam McWilliams (2-2) frustrated the Lookouts, holding Chattanooga to one run over seven innings. The Lookouts, continuing their offensive surge, jumped ahead 1-0 on Brent Rooker’s ninth home run of the season. Although Edgar Corcino followed with a single,…

Biscuits Sweep Mississippi Braves, Return Home for 5-Game Series with Lookouts

For the first time this season, the Montgomery Biscuits (31-29) have won seven-consecutive games. It wasn’t as straightforward as they might have hoped, but the Butter and Blue won again, 5-2, in the series finale against the Mississippi Braves (25-35) and swept their former South Division rivals on Wednesday night at Trustmark Park. It was Montgomery’s first sweep since August 2017 against…

Terrell Owens Declines Invitation to Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Terrell Owens says he will not attend the induction ceremony for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August, an unprecedented decision by an enshrinee. Owens was voted into the hall in February. In a statement released Thursday by his publicist, Owens says: “While I am incredibly appreciative of this opportunity, I have made the decision to publicly decline my…

Brantley Softball Star Named Alabama Gatorade Player of the Year

In its 33rd year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, today announced Leanna Johnson of Brantley High School as its 2017-18 Gatorade Alabama Softball Player of the Year. Johnson is the first Gatorade Alabama Softball Player of the Year to be chosen from Brantley High School. The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards…

Kickoff Time Set for 2018 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game Between Auburn and Washington

The No. 7 Washington Huskies will face the No. 8 Auburn Tigers to open the 2018 college football season Sept. 1 at the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta. Kick time has been set for 3:30 p.m. ET at Mercedes-Benz Stadium and the game will be nationally telecast on ABC.   “With two projected top 10 teams, two top 10 quarterbacks and two top-ranked defenses, this…

Wiley, Brown Both Withdraw from NBA Draft to Return to Auburn Next Season

Auburn center Austin Wiley and All-Southeastern Conference guard Bryce Brown are returning to school after exploring their NBA draft prospects. Both announced their decisions Tuesday, a day before the deadline for underclassmen who haven’t hired an agent to withdraw. The NCAA ruled Wiley ineligible for his sophomore season after his family allegedly accepted money from former associate head coach Chuck…

NFL to Require All Players and Personnel to Stand for National Anthem; Will Face Fines if Not in Compliance

The Latest on the NFL’s new policy requiring players to stand if they are on the field during the national anthem but permitting them to stay in the locker room if they prefer (all times EDT): ___ 6 p.m. Arizona Cardinals safety Antoine Bethea says the NFL’s new national anthem policy is “not really a compromise,” as touted by the…

Big 6th Inning Propels Biscuits Past Jumbo Shrimp in Final Game of Series

The Biscuits (16-24), powered by a three-run sixth inning, defeated the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (16-23), 3-1, on Wednesday afternoon at Riverwalk Stadium. The victory closed out a 10-game homestand, in which Montgomery went 4-6. Biscuits’ starting pitcher Kyle Bird made his first professional start on Grand Slam School Day. The left-hander battled control issues in the opening frame, hitting two Jumbo Shrimp…

Texas Drops UCF from Schedule, Will Play Alabama in 2022-2023 Home-and-Home Series

Texas and Alabama, which last met in 2010 Rose Bowl, will play each other in 2022 and 2023. Texas officials announced the agreement Wednesday. Alabama will travel to Texas in 2022 and the teams meet in Tuscaloosa the following year. The Longhorns will push a home-and-home series with Ohio State from those years back to 2025-2026. The Crimson Tide beat…

Sports Betting Could Soon Be Legal Nationwide

The Supreme Court has struck down a federal law that bars gambling on football, basketball, baseball and other sports in most states, giving states the go-ahead to legalize betting on sports. The Supreme Court on Monday struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act. The 1992 law barred state-authorized sports gambling with some exceptions. It made Nevada the only…