Braves changes include new offensive philosophy

The 2015 season marks a changing of the guard for the Atlanta Braves front office, but it also means a change in philosophy that could prove crucial for the franchise over the coming years.
By David Lee

Gamecock women edge Tar Heels

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Tiffany Mitchell drove to the basket and scored with 4.2 seconds left and South Carolina edged North Carolina 67-65 on Friday night in the NCAA Tournament's round of 16.
By Aaron Beard

Wolfpack stay hot to beat Knights

Greenbrier's Nick Sandlin struck out 12 as the Wolfpack beat Evans 7-1 on Friday night to keep a region streak alive.
By David Lee

Louisville surges past N.C. State

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Montrezl Harrell scored 24 points, reserve Anton Gill keyed a late-game surge, and Louisville beat North Carolina State 75-65 on Friday night in the East Regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament
By John Kekis

Gonzaga runs away from UCLA

HOUSTON - Przemek Karnowski had 18 points and nine rebounds and second-seeded Gonzaga used a big run early in the second half to pull away for a 74-62 win over No. 11 UCLA on Friday night.
By Kristie Rieken

Braves top Red Sox in spring training game

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Julio Teheran labored through 5⅔ innings, allowing only two runs, and the Atlanta Braves roughed up Clay Buchholz for 12 hits and four runs in a 4-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Friday.

Column: Wildcats might be greatest team ever

With every dominating win - we're up to 37-0 - it becomes more and more apparent that Kentucky really isn't competing against the remaining teams in the NCAA Tournament. History is the opponent now.
By Paul Newberry

Bulldogs split with Irish in soccer

HARLEM - The Harlem girls beat Dublin 3-1 on Friday night. The Irish boys routed the Bulldogs 3-0.
By Scott Rouch

Baylor women back in Elite Eight

OKLAHOMA CITY - Sune Agbuke had a career-high 23 points and Baylor advanced to the NCAA Tournament's Elite Eight for the fifth time in six years with an 81-66 win over Iowa on Friday night.
By Kurt Voigt

Arizona eyes revenge in rematch

LOS ANGELES - Arizona guard Gabe York remembers having the ball in his hands, taking a couple of dribbles and failing to get a shot off before time expired. Wisconsin 64, Arizona 63, in overtime.
By Beth Harris

Michigan State eliminates Oklahoma

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Denzel Valentine scored 13 of his 18 points in the second half to lead Michigan State to a 62-58 win over Oklahoma in an NCAA Tournament East Regional semifinal on Friday night.
By John Wawrow

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Tiger will not play Houston Open

Tiger Woods made it official Friday: He will not play in next week's Shell Houston Open. According to, the commitment deadline passed and he was not entered into the event.

Walker feeling 'good mojo' at Texas Open

SAN ANTONIO - Jimmy Walker enjoyed a neighborly stroll at TPC San Antonio after a 35-minute drive from his suburban home. Walker shot 5-under 67 on Friday in the Texas Open to take a one-stroke lead in his hometown event.
By Tim Price

Drug testing, power arms contribute to decline in home runs

SAN FRANCISCO - Whether it's steroid testing, all those power arms in the bullpen or a lower strike zone, baseballs just aren't flying out of the park like they did a decade or two ago.
By Josh Dubow

Ex-Vandy coach to replace Manning on committee

Archie Manning is leaving the College Football Playoff selection committee and will be replaced by former Vanderbilt coach Bobby Johnson.

Old ACC foes set to square off in women's Sweet 16 matchup

SPOKANE, Wash. - It took traveling across the country for a couple of old Atlantic Coast Conference foes to be reunited.

Defending champ has top speed at IndyCar practice

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Will Power shook off a six-month layoff by pacing the opening practice of the IndyCar season.

Friday's high school sports results

High school sports results from Friday, March 28

Hawks clinch No. 1 seed in East

ATLANTA - DeMarre Carroll scored 24 points and the Atlanta Hawks clinched the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs with a 99-86 victory over the Miami Heat on Friday night.
By Charles Odum


In Greenville, S.C., Brandon Robinson-Thompson shot 5-under-par 67 to help third-ranked USC Aiken take the lead after the opening round of the Furman Intercollegiate at Furman University Golf Course.

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