Whitfield has some eating to do if he wants to fight

Fight night tonight in Augusta is billed as "Drama at the Bell." On Friday evening, it was "Drama at the Holiday Inn Express" during the event's weigh-in.
By Chris Gay

Blatter wins re-election as FIFA president

ZURICH - Sepp Blatter was re-elected as FIFA president for a fifth term on Friday, chosen to lead world soccer despite separate U.S. and Swiss criminal investigations into corruption.
By Graham Dunbar

SEC commissioner steps down sooner than expected

DESTIN, Fla. - Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive unexpectedly stepped down Friday, just minutes after announcing record revenue and a groundbreaking rule.
By Mark Long

Chriswell, first Silver Bluff football coach, dies

Clayton Chriswell, who coached Midland Valley and led Silver Bluff to its first state title, has passed away.
By Wayne Staats

Federer marches on in Paris

PARIS - Roger Federer advanced to the fourth round of the French Open for the 11th consecutive year on Friday.
By Samuel Petrequin

Trio are tied on makeshift course

IRVING, Texas - Three players share the lead at the halfway mark of the AT&T Byron Nelson.

Lightning advance to Stanley Cup Finals

NEW YORK -The Tampa Bay Lightning will play for the Stanley Cup, winning their third consecutive game at Madison Square Garden 2-0 on Friday night to beat the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference Finals in seven games.
By Barry Wilner

South Carolina baseball coach vows to get back to tournament

COLUMBIA - South Carolina baseball coach Chad Holbrook promised an off-season like no other so the Gamecocks would not endure another season like this past one.
By Pete Iacobelli

Clemson drops NCAA regional opener

FULLERTON, Calif. — Ryan Kellogg limited Clemson to two runs and six hits in seven innings to help the Sun Devils beat the Tigers 7-4 on Friday in their NCAA regional opener.

Hamlin back up to speed

DOVER, Del. - Denny Hamlin put a weekend of illness behind him, turning a lap of 160.121 mph Friday at Dover International Speed­way to win his first pole of the season.
By Dan Gelston

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Posey's 2-run HR, 3 RBIs power Giants past Braves

SAN FRANCISCO — Buster Posey hit a two-run homer in the first inning and drove in three, Tim Hudson pitched seven strong innings and the San Francisco Giants won their fifth straight, beating the Atlanta Braves 4-2 Friday night.

Red Devils' Campbell to enter Hall of Fame

Former Lincoln County football coach Larry Campbell is to be inducted into the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame on Saturday.

SEC adopts 'serious misconduct' rule for transfers

DESTIN, Fla. - The Southeastern Conference has adopted a rule prohibiting its schools from enrolling student-athletes with "serious misconduct" issues at previous colleges.

Falcon's Shembo waived after being charged with killing dog

The Atlanta Falcons have waived linebacker Prince Shembo after the player was arrested Friday and charged with killing his former girlfriend's dog.

Blackhawks, Ducks have been here before

One year after the Anaheim Ducks and the Chicago Blackhawks both exited the playoffs with a loss in a seventh game, they're facing off in Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals on tonight at Honda Center.
By Greg Beacham

McIlroy misses the cut again

NEWCASTLE, Northern Ireland - Rory McIlroy failed to make the Irish Open cut for the third consecutive year Friday,

Warriors' Thompson has a concussion

OAKLAND, Calif. - Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson has been diagnosed with a concussion and will not practice until he is symptom free.

Driver injured at Indy eyeing August return

James Hinchcliffe's team is hopeful the IndyCar driver can be back by the beginning of August after his crash at Indianapolis.

Uniform drug standards sought in horse racing

NEW YORK - A New York congressman plans to introduce a federal bill establishing uniform drug and medication standards in thoroughbred racing that would be overseen by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency and begin in 2017.
By Richard Rosenblatt

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Government, institutions face huge stormwater bills

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