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8-year-old SC girl shot twice in head, killed

CHESNEE, S.C. - A man put an 8-year-old girl in a headlock Wednesday and shot her to death, then shot himself in the stomach, authorities said.

07/09/09 - 7:14am

California man arrested on grounds of Augusta National

Deputies arrested a California man Wednesday after he was caught walking around the Augusta National Golf Course and taking pictures. Evan Craig Faulkner, of Cardiff By The Sea near San Diego, is charged with criminal trespass, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office report. Mr. Faulk...

07/09/09 - 7:02am

Shoulder injury sidelines Strickland

Georgia guard Tanner Strickland will miss the 2009 season with a shoulder injury. Tanner, a sophomore, will need surgery following an injury to his right shoulder in offseason workouts. Georgia director of sports medicine Ron Courson said today a full recovery is expected for Tanner. Tanner was li...

07/08/09 - 9:51pm

Ruiz on top by one shot

Jerry Ruiz began playing golf tournaments in the U.S. for the first time two summers ago. The Puebla, Mexico, native hopes the exposure lands him a college scholarship offer in the states. Ruiz graduated high school in his home country in June, and hopes to have an offer by the end of the summer. ...

07/08/09 - 9:18pm

Deal reportedly for four years

The Atlanta Hawks are making another move to keep their playoff roster together by reaching an agreement to re-sign center Zaza Pachulia. The Hawks and Pachulia have agreed on a four-year contract, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press today. The person requested ano...

07/08/09 - 8:24pm

Deal reportedly for four years

The Atlanta Hawks are making another move to keep their playoff roster together by reaching an agreement to re-sign center Zaza Pachulia. The Hawks and Pachulia have agreed on a four-year contract, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press today. The person requested ano...

07/08/09 - 8:24pm

Georgia school test scandal more widespread than first reported

ATLANTA — Nearly 20 elementary schools across Georgia would be scrambling to cope with a cheating scandal had the state used a more common standard for spotting problems, according to the head of the investigation....

07/08/09 - 7:46pm

Olympic medalist holds off Walters

INDIANAPOLIS — Michael Phelps won the 200-meter freestyle at the U.S. national swimming championships. The 14-time Olympic gold medalist held off David Walters in the closing meters tonight to touch first in 1 minute, 44.23 seconds. Walters finished in 1:44.95. Ryan Lochte was third in 1:45.6...

07/08/09 - 7:03pm

Atlanta wins season series vs. Chicago

CHICAGO – Kenshin Kawakami shut down the Chicago Cubs for six innings and shortstop Yunel Escobar made a run-saving defensive play in the eighth, helping preserve the Atlanta Braves' 4-1 victory today. Casey Kotchman homered for the Braves, who won a road series for the first time in nearl...

07/08/09 - 6:18pm

NASCAR asks court to restore Mayfield ban

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NASCAR today asked an appeals court to ban Jeremy Mayfield from racing, alleging the participation of "a proven methamphetamine user" could lead to fatal consequences for other competitors and fans. NASCAR wants the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn U.S. District Court...

07/08/09 - 5:18pm
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