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Regions Field

April 10, 2013 - 10:54pm
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BIRMINGHAM (WVUA) - Wednesday was a nice day for some baseball.

The Birmingham Barons are once again back in the magic city and the first pitch in their brand new ballpark Wednesday night

It was an electric atmosphere all night at regions field in Downtown Birmingham and the fans were glad to see baseball back in town.

“This is where they started and they're coming back tonight. I think all the fans in the community are very excited about it,” Don Logan, owner of the Barons, said. ...Read more

Regions Field

April 9, 2013 - 10:44pm

BIRMINGHAM (WVUA) - Wednesday is opening day for the new Regions Field in Downtown Birmingham.

A ribbon cutting is planned for 4:30 p.m. with officials from around the state and the City of Birmingham, including Governor Robert Bentley.

WVUA will bring you live coverage on the WVUA News at 6 and 10.

First pitch in the new stadium is set for 7:05 p.m. against the Mississippi Braves.

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Rookie DL Dareus puts charge in Bills pass-rush

October 31, 2011 - 7:25pm

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - Marcell Dareus is all smiles now that the rookie defensive lineman has put the charge back in the Buffalo Bills pass rush. The first-round pick out of Alabama was busy back-slapping teammates and flashing a toothy grin among reporters Monday, a day after the sack-happy Bills' 23-0 win over the Washington Redskins. Dareus had 2 1/2 of Buffalo's nine sacks in helping the team improve to 5-2 heading into an AFC East showdown against the New York Jets (4-3) this weekend. ...Read more

Marcos Ambrose wins at Watkins Glen

August 15, 2011 - 1:34pm

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) - Marcos Ambrose has won the Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International for his first victory in NASCAR's top series. ...Read more

Alabama Day

August 1, 2011 - 12:56pm
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Saturday was "Alabama Day" at Turner Field in Atlanta.  John Huddleston shows you how the Braves and city of Tuscaloosa teamed up to help those affected by the April 27th tornado.

Alabama Open - Final Round

August 1, 2011 - 12:54pm
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The Alabama Open wrapped up Sunday at Tuscaloosa's Ol' Colony Golf Course.  Vanderbilt Golfer Trey Del Greco finished strong and came away with the win.  John Huddleston Reports.

Paul Menard pulls off upset win at Indianapolis

July 31, 2011 - 8:47pm

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Paul Menard has won his first career Sprint Cup Series race by conserving fuel then holding off Jeff Gordon to pull off an upset victory at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Menard's victory Sunday continued the trend of first-time winners this season in NASCAR's crown jewel events. ...Read more

Ragan redeems himself at Daytona with 1st win

July 2, 2011 - 9:36pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - David Ragan has earned the first Sprint Cup victory of his career, redeeming himself after blowing his chance in the season-opening Daytona 500. Ragan was the leader on a late restart in NASCAR's biggest race of the year, but he was penalized for passing too early. That cost him what would have been the biggest win of his career. ...Read more

Woods not coming back until fully healthy

June 28, 2011 - 7:55pm

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) - Tiger Woods says he's done playing with pain.  Woods says he is making progress in his recovery from injuries to his left leg, although he has no idea when he will return to golf. ...Read more

Tuscaloosa Sports

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What's ahead for the Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports Commission?  John Huddleston sits down with interim director Don Staley.

Ryan, Jones become fast friends for Falcons

BUFORD, Ga. (AP) - The NFL lockout hasn't affected an emerging friendship between Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan and rookie receiver Julio Jones. Over the past two months, the teammates have met at Ryan's suburban Atlanta home to study formations and discuss how Jones, the NFL's No. 6 overall draft pick, will fit into the offense. ...Read more

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