Colorado State vaults ahead of Georgia Regents

NORTH AUGUSTA - Colorado State, accustomed to the high winds and open fields of Colorado, owned the courses of the Hippodrome on Thursday, overtaking Georgia Regents as the leader at 52-under 194.
By Travis Highfield

Soccer should stick in Atlanta

With a glamorous new stadium and a multi-ethnic population base, Arthur Blank, the owner of Atlanta's new MLS team, believes this team will have a chance to stick.
By Scott Michaux

Greenbrier, Northside Warner Robins split

After beating Northside-Warner Robins, 13-3 in five innings in Game 1 of the opening round of the Region 2-AAAAA Tournament on Thursday, the Greenbrier Wolfpack had the tables turned on them in the nightcap.
By Scott Rouch

Razorbacks sweep Liberty County

The Cross Creek baseball team advanced to a region semifinal by sweeping a Thursday doubleheader.
By Wayne Staats

Phillies nip Braves in series finale

PHILADELPHIA - Ben Revere's RBI single with two outs in the eighth inning lifted the Philadelphia Phillies to a 1-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday afternoon.
By Rob Maaddi

Swan Racing has trouble keeping team afloat

Swan Racing is reviewing its ability to compete in NASCAR because of difficulty securing corporate sponsorship for the two-car operation.
By Dan Gelston

Long shot Hawks on a roll entering playoffs

ATLANTA - There's no bigger long shot in the NBA playoffs than the Atlanta Hawks. Then again, considering all the Hawks have been through, just making the playoffs was a feat.
By Paul Newberry

More big shellcrackers are likely in Lake Havasu

An expert on Lake Havasu, Ariz., fishing says had Hector Brito's 5-pound, 11-ounce shellcracker survived to participate in this year's spawn now ongoing, the fish might have weighed 6 pounds or more.
By Bill Baab
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Braves change stadium cop gun policy

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves will no longer allow some off-duty police officers to carry guns at Turner Field, which has prompted objections.

Fighter from Kazakhstan on the fast track

LAS VEGAS - The garage of Beibut Shumenov's waterfront mansion is filled with brand-new boxing gloves he likes to collect. There's a hyperbaric chamber in the master closet, and weights and machines are jammed into a large room.
By Tim Dahlberg

Barbs trade in union fight

WASHINGTON - Northwestern University and a group trying to unionize college athletes are trading accusations as the National Labor Relations Board considers the school's appeal.
By Tom Raum

Dodgers star vows to focus on baseball despite reports of threats

SAN FRANCISCO - The Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig returned to the starting lineup in right field for Thursday's series finale against the San Francisco Giants amid news reports that smugglers who helped him defect from Cuba threatened his life.
By Janie McCauley

Rangers beat Flyers in series opener

NEW YORK - Brad Richards and Derek Stepan scored power-play goals 47 seconds apart in the third period, and the New York Rangers beat Philadelphia 4-1 in the playoff opener on Thursday night.

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