Junior Invitational

First-timer leads Junior Invitational

GRANITEVILLE — Viraj Madappa, the long-hitter from India posted 5-under-par 67 for a two-shot lead in his first appearance in the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley.

Spurs wallop Clippers

SAN ANTONIO - Kawhi Leonard had a postseason career-high 32 points and the San Antonio Spurs never trailed in dominating the Los Angeles Clippers 100-73.
By Raul Dominguez

Boo Weekley, Brendon de Jonge share Zurich Classic lead

AVONDALE, La. - Boo Weekley had an eagle and seven birdies for an 8-under 64 and a share of the first-round lead with Brendon de Jonge on Thursday in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

Capitals dominate third period to take 3-2 lead in series

WASHINGTON - Rookie Evgeny Kuznetsov scored twice, Karl Alzner added a goal and an assist, and the Washington Capitals beat the New York Islanders 5-1 Thursday night for a 3-2 lead in their first-round series.

Cavs, Bulls push Celtics, Bucks to the edge of elimination

BOSTON - LeBron James scored 31 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers moved one win away from a sweep in their first playoff series in five years with a 103-95 victory over the Boston Celtics on Thursday night.

Lakeside girls tennis season comes to an end

The Lakeside girls tennis team lost to Starr's Mill, 3-1, Friday afternoon in the second round of the GHSA Class AAAAA state tournament.
By Scott Rouch Columbia County Bureau

First-timer Madappa leads Junior Invitational

GRANITEVILLE - Long-hitter Viraj Madappa from India posted 5-under-par 67 for a two-shot lead in his first appearance in the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley.
By Chris Gay

Westminster girls roll in playoffs

The Westminster girls soccer team beat the Weber School 10-0 in the first round of the state playoffs.
By Wayne Staats

Defending champion Wildcats blank Young Americans

The Westminster boys soccer team started what it hopes is another title run with a 5-0 win Friday night.
By Wayne Staats

Yost insists Royals not to blame for string of fights

CHICAGO - Manager Ned Yost insists his Kansas City Royals are not to blame for a string of fights and that opponents are mostly at fault.

Errors are costly to Atlanta Braves

Freddie Freeman mishandled Ben Revere's ground ball to first, allowing Freddy Galvis to score in the ninth to give Philadelphia a 1-0 win on Friday night.
By Aaron Bracy

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Rory McIlroy reflects on recent Masters performance

GRANITEVILLE — Rory McIlroy was back in the Augusta area more relaxed with a clearer head and fresher perspective on the events two weeks ago.

Crew members injured in pit road fire at Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. - NASCAR says three pit road crew members were taken to a hospital after a fire broke out on pit road at Richmond International Raceway.

NBA roundup: Harden leads Rockets to victory over Mavericks

DALLAS - James Harden scored a playoff career-high 42 points, Dwight Howard had his postseason best with 26 rebounds and the Houston Rockets beat the Dallas Mavericks.

Top-ranked Ko's birdie streaks helps push her to top of leaderboard

DALY CITY, Calif. - Lydia Ko settled for a tap-in birdie on the par-5 14th after her eagle chip deflected off the pin and the defending champion shot 5-under-par 67 to take the first-round lead Thursday.

Carroll emerges as emotional leader of Hawks

ATLANTA -DeMarre Carroll helps the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks in many ways, whether it's playing shutdown defense, banging for a rebound or diving to the floor to grab a loose ball.
By Paul Newberry

Logano is on the pole at Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. - Joey Logano won the pole position Friday night for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race tonight at Richmond International Raceway.

Swafford takes it easy in 'Big Easy'

AVONDALE, La. - Former Georgia star Hudson Swafford didn't want to dwell on the pressure of the high-stakes weekend that awaits him.

Rangers oust Penguins

NEW YORK - The New York Rangers used Carl Hagelin's overtime goal and spectacular goaltending by Henrik Lundqvist to beat Pittsburgh 2-1 to advance in the Eastern Conference playoffs.


In Rome, Ga., the Augusta GreenJackets split a doubleheader with the Rome Braves, winning the opener 6-1 and losing the second game 9-6.

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Kinhult wins Junior Invitational at Sage Valley

Marcus Kinhult of Sweden secured a one-shot victory in the fifth annual Junior Invitational at Sage Valley. Kinhult shot 3-under-par 69 to finish the tournament at 7-under 209, one shot better ...