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Ken Sugiura

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Ken Sugiura covers Georgia Tech. He started at the AJC in 1998 and has covered a variety of beats, mostly within sports.

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It was a happy day for Chase Roberts of Greater Atlanta Christian when he signed with Georgia Tech (Photo courtesy of Roberts family)

After concussion ends career, Tech’s Roberts moves forward

Football remains Chase Roberts’ first thought when he wakes up every morning. He has played his final snap for Georgia Tech, but the instinct still lingers. “Football is a 24/7 job,” he said. Even in the summer, “you’re up in the morning for workouts, you’re probably coming back in the ...

Georgia Tech depending on new up-the-middle trio

The personnel losses for Georgia Tech are fairly severe. The Yellow Jackets return only 10 offensive and defensive starters from last year’s 7-6 team.Further, the Jackets were gutted along their offensive spine, with center Jay Finch and B-back David Sims graduating and quarterback Vad Lee transferring.As Tech counts down the ...

Tech preseason box

Players report: WednesdayFirst practice: ThursdaySeason opener: Aug. 30, vs. Wofford, 12:30 p.m., FSSO)Returning starters: 10 (WR DeAndre Smelter, Sr.; WR Micheal Summers, So.; AB Synjyn Days, Sr.; G Shaquille Mason, Sr.; G Trey Braun, Jr.; OT Bryan Chamberlain, Jr.; DT Adam Gotsis, Jr.; LB Quayshawn Nealy, Sr.; S Demond Smith, ...

Dream comeback falls short

The Dream’s Friday night matchup with the Chicago Sky set up nicely for a pick-me-up. After losing two in a row, the Eastern Conference leaders paired themselves with a Sky team they defeated twice in three previous meetings this season.The bounce-back turned into a 79-75 defeat at Georgia Tech’s McCamish ...

Isner survives Ginepri’s upset bid

The underdog from Kennesaw nearly reeled in the biggest fish of the BB&T Atlanta Open Thursday night – defending champion and top seed John Isner.Robby Ginepri couldn’t convert either of two match points and succumbed to Isner 4-6, 7-6 (5), 7-5 on the stadium court in Atlantic Station. Isner advances ...

De Bakker ousts No. 2 seed at BB&T Atlanta Open

Thiemo de Bakker ended up in the field for the BB&T Atlanta Open by something of a geographic circumstance. The only tournament he could get in last week was in Bogota, Colombia, and rather than cross the Atlantic again, he decided to stay in the hemisphere and try to get ...

Incoming Georgia Tech freshman running back Myles Autry was a star at Norcross.

Autry receives release, plans future

The unpredictable adventure that has been the Georgia Tech roster may have witnessed its final episode Thursday, when coach Paul Johnson released star incoming freshman running back Myles Autry from his letter of intent, according to Autry. Autry sought the release, which he said was given without restrictions, after his ...

Georgia Tech signee Myles Autry’s tweets following his Thursday meeting with coach Paul Johnson.

Autry receives release from Tech

Georgia Tech has granted signee Myles Autry a release from his letter of intent, according to a tweet from his Twitter account sent Thursday afternoon. With the release, he can enroll elsewhere without losing a year of eligibility or sitting out a year, as would be required had he not ...

Autry decision could be forthcoming

Georgia Tech signee Myles Autry may attempt to part ways with the school following his brother’s dismissal for a conduct code violation. Autry, perhaps the most sought-after prospects in the Yellow Jackets’ 2014 signing class, announced on Twitter Wednesday night that he had been talking all day with his brother ...

Wild-card Ginepri takes first-rounder at Atlanta Open

Robby Ginepri’s past, present and future commingled Tuesday.On the stadium court at the BB&T Atlanta Open, Ginepri won his first ATP tour match in over a year, buoying his hopes for a late-career resurgence. Ginepri, who got a spot in the field through a wild card, defeated Sergiy Stakhovsky 7-6 ...


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