GreenJackets top Sand Gants

Chase Johnson turned in one of his best outings of the season as the Augusta GreenJackets beat the Savannah Sand Gnats on 5-2 Friday night at Lake Olmstead Stadium.
By Royal Shepherd

Padres rookie turns back Braves

ATLANTA - Rookie Jesse Hahn allowed only three hits in six innings to remain unbeaten on the road and the San Diego Padres beat Atlanta 5-2 on Friday night to continue their recent success against the Braves.

Teams prepare for heat, season

Friday marked the first day Georgia High School Association-member football teams could hold practice.
By Wayne Staats

Nike Nationals uses league setup

The Nike Nationals Invitational begins in North Augusta this weekend, and it celebrates its 10th year with a new twist.
By John Boyette

Clemson looking to USC game

If you're counting at Clemson, it's 127 days until the one Saturday that seems to matter most to the Tigers - its annual game with South Carolina.
By Scott Michaux

SEC is quickest path to the NFL

The Southeastern Conference has become the most popular jumping-off point for underclassmen looking for a head start on NFL careers, creating more spots to fill around the league with preseason camps approaching.

Lynch is a no-show for Seattle training camp

RENTON, Wash. - Marshawn Lynch was absent as expected when the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks began training camp.

Managing rivals will get their due

Managers Joe Torre, Tony La Russa, and Bobby Cox will go into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday.

Battle for second looms in Tour de France

BERGERAC, France - Ramunas Navardauskas gave Lithuania and his American team a stage victory Friday at the Tour de France.
By Jamey Keaten

Giants call up Uggla

SAN FRANCISCO - Dan Uggla needed a fresh start. The San Francisco Giants needed a healthy second baseman who could step in and produce. Both are hoping they can solve each other's problem.

Busch makes return to Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS - Kurt Busch is slacking at Indy. He's only entered in one race, scheduled to drive just 400 miles, and has no reason for a mad dash to the helicopter to catch a ride to another track.

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Sticking with status quo on schedule irks some drivers

NASCAR Chairman Brian France says nothing drastic will be done to next year's schedule. That's unfortunate for drivers who are ready for big changes.

Langer builds seven-stroke lead

BRIDGEND, Wales - Bernhard Langer has a seven-stroke cushion to take into the third round of the Senior British Open after shooting 5-under-par 66 Friday to add to his opening 65.

Roethlisberger contract extension talks on hold

Pittsburgh Steelers owner Art Rooney II said the team won't work on a contract extension for two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback Ben Roethlisberger until after the 2014 season.

Clemson's Peake suffers setback

Injured receiver Charone Peake's comeback for Clemson took a step back after knee surgery Friday.

FIFA has no plans to move 2018 World Cup

GENEVA - FIFA rejected calls to move the 2018 World Cup from Russia, saying the tournament "can achieve positive change."
By Graham Dunbar

Manziel admits to rookie mistakes off the field

BEREA, Ohio - Cleve­land quarterback Johnny Manziel acknowledged he has "made some rookie mistakes" during the off-season, but doesn't think his partying has hurt his chances of winning a starting job.

Overtime

In Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., Megan Sabol, of Martinez, won the girls division in the Southeastern Junior Golf Tour's TPC Sawgrass Junior Classic. Sabol shot 72-80 to win the girls 15-19 age group by 15 shots.

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Fire Department raises sought

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