Ethiopian wins Boston Marathon

BOSTON - Lelisa Desisa, of Ethiopia, won his second Boston Marathon on Monday, while Kenya's Carolina Rotich won the women's race.
By Jimmy Golen

RiverDogs rally past GreenJackets

The Charleston RiverDogs took advantage of a controversial call for a three-run ninth to beat the Augusta GreenJackets 5-4 on Monday night.
By David Lee

Boston in festive mood for marathon

BOSTON - The weather was cold and damp but the atmosphere festive at the running of the Boston Marathon, two years after pressure-cooker bombs exploded at the finish line.
By Phillip Marcelo and Jennifer McDermott

Hawks hurting as they prepare for Game 2

ATLANTA - Al Horford's injury in Game 1, which occurred early in the fourth quarter when he went for a rebound, was the latest for the top-seeded Hawks.
By Paul Newberry

Late jockey heads hall of fame class

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Chris Antley, the late jockey who twice won the Kentucky Derby, was elected to the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame.

NHL roundup: Rangers back in control

PITTSBURGH - Henrik Lundqvist stopped 23 shots and the New York Rangers regained control of their first-round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Butler propels Bulls past Bucks

CHICAGO - Jimmy Butler set a playoff career-high for the second consecutive game with 31 points, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Milwaukee Bucks 91-82.
By Andrew Seligman

MLB set to roll out Statcast analytics

A new era in analytics starts when Major League Baseball rolls out its Statcast tracking technology during MLB Network's broadcast of the St. Louis Cardinals' game.
By Ronald Blum

Tebow back in the NFL

PHILADELPHIA - Tebowmania swept through Philly before Tim Tebow's return to the NFL even became official.

Furyk outlasts Kisner in playoff

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Jim Furyk won his first PGA Tour event in five years, making birdies on both playoff holes to outlast Kevin Kisner at the RBC Heritage on Sunday.
By Pete Iacobelli

Kevin Kisner confident after falling short in playoff

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Kevin Kisner shot a final-round 64 while playing in the final group of the RBC Heritage, and he still lost. What’s a guy got to do to win on the PGA Tour?
By John Boyette

Toronto guard wins NBA's Sixth Man Award.

NEW YORK - Toronto Raptors guard Lou Williams won the NBA's Sixth Man Award.

Braves reliever suspended following positive test

ATLANTA - Atlanta Braves reliever Andrew McKirahan was suspended for 80 games following a positive test for a banned substance under Major League Baseball's drug program.
By Charles Odum

Recuperating SEC boss won't turn over reins early

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Mike Slive made it clear he's still the boss of the Southeastern Conference, even with his successor seated next to him.
By John Zenor

Junior Invitational officials ready for dry weather

GRANITEVILLE - Sage Valley Golf Club superintendent Chuck Green was hopeful any possible thunderstorms would miss the course, especially after last week.
By Chris Gay

Changes give injured, ill drivers more flexibility

There was a time when skipping a race because of illness or injury was not considered, but changes to the championship format have given drivers flexibility.
By Jenna Fryer

Rain helps Browne end title drought

DULUTH, Ga. - Relentless rain denied Olin Browne a chance to play the final round with Bernhard Langer. Then again, it gave Browne his first Champions Tour victory in four years.

Police investigating shooting of eight fan club members

SAO PAULO - Armed men killed eight people in a raid on a Sao Paulo soccer fan club that has close links to a notorious, now-closed prison, Brazilian police said Sunday.

Monday's high school results

High school results from Monday, April 20


Senior Brooke Stephens had four hits and four RBI as Georgia Regents swept Young Harris 7-4 and 7-2 on Monday in a Peach Belt Conference doubleheader on Senior Day.


In St. Simons Island, Ga., South Carolina junior Matt NeSmith, of North Augusta, fired a final-round 3-under-par 67 to win medalist honors at the Southeastern Conference Championships.

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State officials try to calm roadway extension concerns

State officials met with a group to calm concerns that construction could cause soil and stream contamination and damage personal property, public health and the local environment.