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Sunday, April 13, 2014

49er arrested after threatening he had a bomb

LOS ANGELES - 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested Sunday at Los Angeles International Airport after authorities said he became belligerent during a security screening and threatened that he ...

Resting Red Wings roll to win over bumbling Blues

ST. LOUIS - Without Jimmy Howard, Johan Franzen and Daniel Alfredsson, the Detroit Red Wings warmed up for the playoffs with a 3-0 win over struggling St. Louis.

Pacers close in on East's top seed

INDIANAPOLIS - David West made three free throws in the final 15 seconds and Indiana BEAT Oklahoma City 102-97, putting the Pacers on the cusp of clinching the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference.

Brodeur victorious in possible finale with Devils

NEWARK, N.J. - Standing on the podium after what might have been his final game of his record-setting, 20-year career with the New Jersey Devils, a 2-1 win over Boston, Martin Brodeur's eyes ...
By Tom Canavan

Win gives Liverpool a leg up in Premier League

Liverpool became the favorite to win the Premier League after beating title rival Manchester City 3-2 on Sunday, with Philippe Coutinho's late goal settling an emotionally charged match at Anfield.

Harvick considers himself contender for title

DARLINGTON, S.C. - After taking the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on Saturday night, Kevin Harvick is convinced the group has exactly what it takes to capture the Sprint Cup championship.
By Pete Iacobelli

Djokovic out to maintain recent edge on rival

MONACO - Novak Djokovic looks to continue his recent dominance over archrival Rafael Nadal at the Monte Carlo Masters, where he beat the Spaniard in the final last year, and boost his confidence ...

Busch says Haas might start F1 team

AUSTIN, Texas - NASCAR driver Kurt Busch said team owner Gene Haas is serious about making a strong entry into Formula One, a move that could expand the series' footprint in the U.S.
By Jim Vertuno

Slopestyle event's future debated after high number of injuries in Sochi

Ski and snowboard slopestyle produced an "unacceptably high" number of injuries at the Sochi Winter Games and should be dropped from future editions if the disciplines don't become safer, says an ...
By John Leicester

Pacquaio gets revenge on Bradley

LAS VEGAS - The old Manny Pacquiao returned for thrilling bursts, hounding Timothy Bradley onto the ropes and battering the welterweight champion with whip-quick combinations that recalled the ...
By Greg Beacham

Poland hopes to play host to Winter Games despite setback

WARSAW, Poland - Poland still has a chance to play host to the 2022 Winter Games despite the resignation of the bid committee president, Prime Minister Donald Tusk said Sunday.

World-record holder wins London Marathon

LONDON - World-record holder Wilson Kipsang won the London Mara­thon for the second time on Sunday, producing a course-record time to beat a strong field despite arriving late after his ...

Upton, Freeman power Atlanta

Freeman and Justin Upton each hit a two-run homer off Gio Gonzalez and the Braves completed a three-game sweep of the Nationals with a 10-2 victory on Sunday.
By George Henry

Inside-the-park home run helps Pacers edge Jaguars

TJ Costen's two-run inside-the-park homer in the sixth inning lifted No. 17 USC Aiken to a 2-1 win Sunday afternoon over Georgia Regents at Lake Olmstead Stadium.
By Royal Shepherd

Figure Skating program enriches girls on, off the ice

NEW YORK - Opportunity. Education. Empowerment. Nowhere in its mission statement does Figure Skating in Harlem spotlight, well, skating. 
By Barry Wilner

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Spurrier undecided on backup quarterback

COLUMBIA - South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier said after Saturday's spring game that he will wait until fall practice to name a backup quarterback.

Harvick's late move secures win at Darlington

DARLINGTON, S.C. - Kevin Harvick capped his biggest weekend at Darlington Raceway with his first Southern 500 victory Saturday night, passing Dale Earnhardt Jr. two laps from the end of the ...
By Pete Iacobelli

G-Day gives away few answers

ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia's spring game might not be the biggest factor in determining the Bulldogs' backup quarterback.
By Ethan Burch

Union College wins first NCAA hockey title

PHILADELPHIA - Union College won its first NCAA hockey title Saturday night, scoring three times in a 1:54 span in the first period in a 7-4 victory over Minnesota on Saturday night.

Overtime

In Charleston, S.C., Brandon Bednar and Ty Ross drove in two runs each as the Augusta GreenJackets beat the Charleston RiverDogs 8-2 on Saturday night.
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Drama was hard to find at the 2014 Masters

The 2014 Masters Tournament was not a keeper.
By Scott Michaux

Forensic expert takes stand in Pistorius trial

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius' lawyers tried to roll back the prosecution's momentum at his murder trial Wednesday following the star athlete's shaky testimony.
By Gerald Imray

Volunteers work to save Negro League stadium

Though silent for decades, the former home of several Negro League teams is getting another chance at bat as baseball's first National Historic Landmark.
By Samantha Henry

NASCAR owner has decisions to make

One reason why industrialist Gene Haas is so successful is he doesn't follow the conventional path.
By Don Coble

Former Clemson quarterback apologizes

Former Clemson quarterback Chad Kelly apologized for his behavior with the Tigers and believes he can learn from the experience.

Watson to get up close look at Ryder Cup prospects

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Tom Watson wants to take a closer look at American prospects for the Ryder Cup, so the U.S. captain is playing in the RBC Heritage this week.

Manning to use loss as motivation

In his first public comments since the highest-scoring team in NFL history was destroyed by Seattle from the opening snap two months ago, Manning said the Broncos' 43-8 loss will serve as motivation in 2014.
By Arnie Stapleton

Penguins take Game 1

PITTSBURGH - Brandon Sutter scored on a wrist shot from the left circle 8:18 into the third period, helping the Pittsburgh Penguins rally for a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 1.

Overtime

In Aiken, Mitchell Griffin had two RBI to help lead Newberry College to a 6-2 victory over 16th-ranked USC Aiken on Wednesday night at Roberto Hernandez Stadium.

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