Lady Hawks start strong, advance to final

The Washington County girls took a 14-point lead at the end of the first quarter and held on to beat Josey 57-50 in the Region 3-AAA Tournament on Thursday.
By Wayne Staats

Westside advances to region title game

The Westside boys basketball team defeated Josey 60-48 to advance to Saturday's region title game.
By Wayne Staats

Jaguars, Pacers set for special rivalry meeting

Augusta University is set for a special rivalry matchup with USC Aiken on Saturday by unveiling new jerseys and celebrating the arena's anniversary on homecoming.
By David Lee

Falcons' personal seat license sales are going well

ATLANTA - Personal seat license sales for the Atlanta Falcons' new stadium have surpassed expectations set by the firm handling the process for the team.
By Charles Odum

Reavie leads way after first day at Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - Chez Reavie enjoyed the pure weather almost as much as watching putts go in. He opened with 8-under-par 63 at the par-71 Monterey Peninsula to take the lead Thursday.
By Doug Ferguson

Drivers begin their Daytona 500 preparations starting Friday

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Jeff Gordon will be in the booth and Tony Stewart in a bed when the NASCAR season begins.
By Jenna Fryer

Baab: Cold weather is not for this angler

Old Man Winter, who's been waiting in the wings most of the cold weather months, finally made his 2016 debut on area lakes earlier this week, with plummeting temperatures and high winds making anglers pause when planning a trip.
By Bill Baab

Michael Dean Perry to go into South Carolina Hall of Fame

Former Clemson defensive end Michael Dean Perry, an Aiken native, has been voted to the South Carolina Football of Hall of Fame.

IOC is working to combat Zika outbreak in Brazil

LONDON - Seeking to allay fears over the Zika outbreak, the IOC medical director said "everything that can be done is being done" to combat the virus in Brazil and provide safe conditions for athletes at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
By Stephen Wilson

Thunder score emotional victory

OKLAHOMA CITY - Russell Westbrook just missed a triple-double, and the Thunder beat the New Orleans Pelicans 121-95 on Thursday night, a day after Thunder assistant and former Pelicans head coach Monty Williams' wife died.

South Carolina women rebound from first loss

COLUMBIA - Tiffany Mitchell scored 22 points and No. 2 South Carolina bounced back from its loss to top-ranked UConn with an 86-71 victory over No. 16 Florida on Thursday night.

Ovechkin's hat trick lifts Capitals

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Alex Ovechkin scored three times in the second period for his 14th career hat trick, and the Washington Capitals beat the Minnesota Wild 4-3 on Thursday night.

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