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Lakers win NBA championship

ORLANDO, Fla. — Kobe Bryant has the NBA title he needed most — the one without Shaq. Bryant's seven-year chase of a coveted championship is over. He's got his fourth, and Los Angeles coach Phil Jackson his record 10th, a ring for each finger. One year after failing in the finals, ...

06/14/09 - 9:50pm

Lakers roll to 15th title behind Bryant

ORLANDO, Fla. - The Los Angeles Lakers have won their 15th championship, beating the Orlando Magic 99-86 in Game 5 of the NBA finals. Kobe Bryant scored 30 points Sunday night in winning his fourth title, the first without Shaquille O'Neal. It was the 10th championship for coach Phil Jackson, m...

06/14/09 - 9:45pm

Gasoline prices still rising

Gasoline prices continue to rise despite relatively flat consumer demand and adequate supplies, according to AAA Auto Club South. In the Augusta area, the average price for regular unleaded gasoline rose 8 cents a gallon during the past week, from $2.38 to $2.46 a gallon. Nationally, the average p...

06/14/09 - 7:26pm

Robbery, carjacking reported

A North Augusta man told authorities he was the victim of an armed robbery and carjacking Saturday night. According to a North Augusta Department of Public Safety incident report, the victim said he was visiting a friend on Chalet North Court in North Augusta when a man he didn’t know asked hi...

06/14/09 - 6:35pm

Man reports robbery at motel

A Millen, Ga., man told police he was the victim of an armed robbery in the parking lot of Augusta Super Inn at 1602 Gordon Highway on Saturday. According to a Richmond County sheriff’s report, Hilman Childs Jr.,54, told officers that he was flagged down in the parking lot of the motel by a wo...

06/14/09 - 6:16pm

Brian Gay wins St. Jude Classic, earns spot in U.S. Open

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Former Louisville, Ga., resident Brian Gay has won the St. Jude Classic. It is the third PGA Tour win for Gay, who earned a spot in next week's U.S. Open at Bethpage Black with the victory. He also won the Verizon Heritage in April. Gay shot 4-under-par 66 in the final round ...

06/14/09 - 9:50pm

Hendrick lends much-needed support to Chevrolet with Michigan victory

BROOKLYN, Mich. – Car owner Rick Hendrick vowed Sunday as long as Chevrolet has a pulse, he will continue to race – and win – with them. Minutes after one of Hendrick’s cars, the No. 5 Impala for Mark Martin, won the LifeLock 400 at the Michigan International Speedway, Hend...

06/14/09 - 6:01pm

Rookie wins LPGA Championship

HAVRE DE GRACE, Md. – Anna Nordqvist completed a long day and a memorable week in splendid fashion, shooting a 4-under par 68 Sunday to become the second straight rookie to win the LPGA Championship. Nordqvist finished at 15-under 273, four shots ahead of Lindsey Wright in the tournament’...

06/14/09 - 5:51pm

Martin unlikely winner at Michigan after Johnson, Biffle run out of gas

BROOKLYN, Mich. – Mark Martin went further and faster than anyone else Sunday at the Michigan International Speedway by slowing down. His victory in the LifeLock 400 proved to be a testament to miles per gallon, not miles per hour. While Jimmie Johnson and Greg Biffle went back and forth ...

06/14/09 - 5:26pm

S.C. lake may get floating toilet

SENECA, S.C. — Boaters on Lake Keowee may get a water closet right on the water. Officials in Pickens County are looking at building a $135,000 floating bathroom, The Greenville News reported today. County Administrator Chappell Hurst said the project will preserve the shoreline and protect wa...

06/14/09 - 4:47pm

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