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Escobar drives in four as Braves top Mets

ATLANTA - Yunel Escobar had two of his four RBIs in a five-run fifth inning and the Atlanta Braves beat New York 7-1 on Sunday night as the Mets lost yet another player to an injury. Mets starting pitcher Fernando Nieve left the game in the second inning with a strained right quadriceps. Escobar h...

07/19/09 - 9:47pm

Gun discharges, wounding man

One man was arrested and another was taken to a hospital after a gun accidentally went off at a McDonald’s drive-through this morning.

07/19/09 - 8:43pm

Van Pelt wins U.S. Bank Championship in playoff

MILWAUKEE -- Bo Van Pelt beat John Mallinger on the second hole of a playoff to win the U.S. Bank Championship on Sunday. The win is Van Pelt's first in eight seasons on the PGA Tour. Van Pelt and Mallinger were at 13-under-par 267 after 72 holes at Brown Deer Park Golf Course. Van Pelt shot 6...

07/19/09 - 7:36pm

Contador wins, Armstrong drifts back at Tour

VERBIER, Switzerland - The Tour de France star pedaled up out of his saddle in a mountain stage, dusted his rivals, and seized the yellow jersey that he knows all too well and covets so much. This time, it wasn't Lance Armstrong, but his teammate and one-time rival Alberto Contador, who won Sun...

07/19/09 - 7:23pm

Arson blamed in two local fires

Augusta firefighters put out two house fires that were the result of arson this weekend.

07/19/09 - 5:43pm

Gasoline prices continue drop

The national average price for regular gasoline has dropped for 28 consecutive days, AAA Auto Club South said in its weekly fuel report today.

07/19/09 - 8:05pm

British Open: Cink wins playoff

Stewart Cink defeated Tom Watson in a four-hole playoff at Turnberry to claim his first major title.

07/19/09 - 6:29pm

Missing Georgia aircraft found

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — A tour helicopter aiding in the search for an airplane missing on a flight from Georgia has discovered wreckage on a North Carolina mountainside.

07/19/09 - 7:48pm

Michaux blog: Go get 'em, Watson

Sports columnist Scott Michaux's latest blog: http://blogs.augusta.com/blog/user/13054 You do this sports writing business and speak with enough legends long enough, you start to take things...

07/19/09 - 9:14am

Low breaks record for the date

The temperature at Bush Field dropped to 58 degrees this morning, breaking a 22-year-old record for today's date.

07/19/09 - 7:15pm

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Board rejects fine arts charter school

Organizers behind a proposed fine arts charter school in Columbia County said they are optimistic state officials will approve their plan to open a school in 2015 - a plan that was unanimously ...
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