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Jackets eliminated in 2nd round

NORTH AUGUSTA - Clay Altman silenced North Augusta's bats with a compete-game, four-hitter as Conway eliminated the Yellow Jackets from the Class AAAA playoffs with a 4-3 victory tonight in a second-round game. North Augusta stranded the potential tying run at third base in the final inning. T...

05/13/09 - 9:36pm

Tigers ousted in second round

COLUMBUS, Ga. - Pacelli ended Washington-Wilkes' season, beating the Tigers 6-1 and 17-1 today in the second round of the Class A baseball playoffs. In the second game, Pacelli (24-2) scored six runs in the top of the first inning and 11 in the second. The game was called at the end of the thir...

05/13/09 - 9:39pm

Feds sentence Savannah doctor for dispensing drugs illegally

SAVANNAH, Ga. — A Savannah area doctor has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison for illegally dispensing prescription painkillers and anti-anxiety drugs. U.S. Attorney Edmund A. Booth Jr. said today that Hung Thien Ly also was fined $200,000 and must pay a special assessment of $12,...

05/13/09 - 8:50pm

Court may decide SC stimulus fate

COLUMBIA — The White House wanted to send South Carolina hundreds of millions of dollars to help patch struggling school budgets. Now, the nation's most outspoken anti-bailout governor and irate lawmakers could be headed to state and federal courts to fight over control of $700 million in...

05/13/09 - 8:21pm

Nats' star goes 0 for 3 vs. Giants

SAN FRANCISCO - Ryan Zimmerman's 30-game hitting streak ended today when he went 0 for 3 with two walks in the Washington Nationals' 6-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants. Zimmerman never got the ball out of the infield, falling just short of Vladimir Guerrero's franchise-record str...

05/13/09 - 7:56pm

Augusta falls run short on road

GREENVILLE, S.C. - The Greenville Drive beat the Augusta GreenJackets 4-3 today in a South Atlantic League baseball game. After falling behind 1-0 on a Dom Duggan RBI double in the second, the Drive scored three runs in the third to take a 3-1 lead. Charlie Culberson singled in a run in the fourth...

05/13/09 - 6:41pm

Rachel Alexandra is Preakness favorite

BALTIMORE – Rachel Alexandra has been made the early 8-5 favorite for the Preakness Stakes, the first filly accorded that status since 1988. Rachel Alexandra brings a five-race winning streak into Saturday’s 1 3-16-mile race at Pimlico. Trained by Steve Asmussen and ridden by Calvin Bore...

05/13/09 - 5:28pm

Atlanta wins after wasting leads

NEW YORK – Martin Prado homered off Ken Takahashi with one out in the 12th inning, and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 8-7 today after wasting three leads. Gary Sheffield tied the score in the eighth with his second home run of the season and No. 501 of his career, and the Mets bounc...

05/13/09 - 5:13pm

Move made to cut costs

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. – The Atlantic Coast Conference has voted to cap football travel squads for league games, a cost-cutting measure that should save schools thousands each year. ACC athletic directors passed the proposal Wednesday at the conference's annual spring meetings. It goes into e...

05/13/09 - 4:35pm

Ga. students doing better on graduation test

ATLANTA - The percentage of Georgia's 11th graders passing the state's high school graduation test is on the rise.

05/13/09 - 4:38pm

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