Wildcats take two from Bulldogs

Both the Laney boys and girls basketball teams are 10-0 in Region 3-AAA.
By Wayne Staats

Jaguars rout Newberry in season opener

Georgia Regents shortened swings and had a solid two-strike approach to rattle off 18 hits in an 11-1 win over Newberry in Saturday's season opener at Lake Olmstead Stadium.
By David Lee

Junior Seau is elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

PHOENIX - Junior Seau, Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown, Charles Haley and Will Shields were elected Saturday to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
By Howard Fendrich

Bryan brothers go for non-viral glory

George IV and Wesley Bryan will make their debut as competitors in the latest season of Golf Channel's Big Break reality show this week.
By Scott Michaux

Former NFL champion Waters remembers North Augusta days

Charlie Waters, a two-time Super Bowl champion who went to five title games in 12 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, said he will never forget growing up in North Augusta.
By David Lee

Super Bowl caps NFL season full of scandal

PHOENIX — Domestic violence. Questionable discipline. Player safety. Confusing officiating. Deflated footballs. The disturbing headlines that began last February never slowed down for the NFL this season. 
By Eddie Pells

Laird leads Phoenix Open by three shots

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Marin Laird shot 3-under-par 68 and take a three-shot lead into the final round of the Phoenix Open.
By Doug Ferguson

Hawks run win streak to 19 games

ATLANTA — The 76ers’ decision to “let it fly” with 3-pointers almost grounded the Hawks’ winning streak. Al Horford’s clutch play in the closing minutes helped keep the streak alive.
By Charles Odum

Winter fish kill is underway at Thurmond Lake

Nothing drives seagulls into a frenzy like a winter fish kill at Thurmond Dam.

Serena dominates Sharapova again

MELBOURNE, Australia - Serena Williams won her 19th Grand Slam title and continued her unbeaten run in six Australian Open finals by extending her decade-long domination of Maria Sharapova on Saturday.
By John Pye

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Gamecocks end Bulldogs' winning streak

COLUMBIA - South Carolina showed the courage to finish that coach Frank Martin had been seeking since Southeastern Conference play began, ending Georgia's five-game winning streak in a 67-50 victory Saturday.

McIlroy pads his lead in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Rory McIlroy extended his lead to four shots with 6-under-par 66 in the third round of the Dubai Desert Classic on Saturday.

Jaguar men win fourth in a row

MORROW, Ga. - Keshun Sherrill scored a game-high 23 points and Devon Wright-Nelson added 16 as Georgia Regents beat Clayton State 67-58 on Saturday in a Peach Belt Conference game for their fourth in a row.

Memorial service held for 'Mr. Cub' Ernie Banks

CHICAGO - Fans and friends paid tribute to legendary Chicago Cubs slugger Ernie Banks on Saturday, recalling how he helped break baseball's color barrier during a Hall of Fame career.
By Carla K. Johnson

NFL start age affects severity of brain problems

BOSTON - NFL veterans who started playing tackle football before the age of 12 are more likely to have cognitive difficulties after their careers, according to a study published on Wednesday in the journal Neurology.
By Jimmy Golen

Duke hands Virginia first loss

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Tyus Jones scored 17 points and hit a clinching 3-pointer with about 10 seconds remaining Saturday night as No. 4 Duke ended No. 2 Virginia's 21-game home winning streak, 69-63.

Raptors top Wizards in overtime

WASHINGTON - Kyle Lowry scored 23 points and the streaking Toronto Raptors won in overtime for the second consecutive night after losing a large second-half lead, defeating the Washington Wizards 120-116 on Saturday.

Red Wings dump Islanders

DETROIT - Tomas Tatar and Gustav Nyquist scored power-play goals Saturday and the Detroit Red Wings beat the New York Islanders 4-1.

Overtime

In Aiken, USC Aiken rode two big innings to a 15-5 victory over Lincoln Memorial on Saturday to run its record to 2-0.

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2014 City salaries rose slightly

The salaries of Augusta-Richmond County employees remained relatively flat over the past year, but some people got big raises. Average full-time pay increased by 1.4 percent to $38,949.19.

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