MONDAY SPORTS: UGA’s Mitchell tears ACL; Gibson honored with stamp; Braves’ streak ends
*Georgia not only lost its season opener against Clemson, but they also lost their best wide receiver for the season. Sunday Mark Richt confirmed Malcolm Mitchell tore his ACL and will miss the season as he recovers. Mitchell was injured celebrating the Bulldogs first touchdown of the game with a teammate. He jumped to high-five and landed wrong, according to Richt. The Bulldogs face South Carolina in Athens on Saturday.
*The U.S. Postal Service revealed a new commemorative stamp Friday that honors a famous African-American sports trailblazer from South Carolina. The late Althea Gibson was the first of either gender to break the tennis color barrier in the mid-1950s. Friday’ event at the South Carolina State Museum honored Gibson, who was born in the tiny town of Silver just outside of Manning in Clarendon County.
*In the majors on Sunday, the Atlanta Braves saw their winning streak end at 6 games as the Braves fell 7-0 to the Miami Marlins.With their magic number to clinch the division at 13, the Braves will quickly move past this loss as they face the New York Mets Monday afternoon at 1:00 PM.