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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

Temperature could approach record low

The National Weather Service is forecasting a low of 61 for the early hours of Sunday, approaching a record set 22 years ago. The record low for July 19 is 60, set in 1987,said meteorologist Leonard Vaughan. “We will be pretty close,” he said. “Having temperatures in the lower 60s i...

07/18/09 - 7:28pm

6 slain in Tenn., Ala.; suspect in custody

FAYETTEVILLE, Tenn. – Five people were found slain in two homes in southern Tennessee Saturday, some of whom were related, and a sixth person at a Huntsville, Ala., business, said authorities who have a suspect in custody. Lincoln County, Tenn., Sheriff Murray Blackwelder said at a news confer...

07/18/09 - 6:17pm

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