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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Tennessee earns share of SEC title after routing Vanderbilt

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Ariel Massengale scored 26 points and tied a school single-game record with eight 3-pointers Sunday to help No. 6 Tennessee beat Vander­bilt 79-49 in the regular-season ...

Jimmie Johnson pulls away for another Atlanta Sprint Cup win

HAMPTON, Ga. - Jimmie Johnson pulled away after the final restart with 13 laps to go Sunday, winning the Folds of Honor Quik Trip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
By Don Coble

Gamecocks knock off Bulldogs

COLUMBIA - Tyrone Johnson scored a career-high 28 points to lead South Carolina to an 81-68 win over Mississippi State on Saturday night.
By Jeffrey Collins

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015

Tatar's power-play goal helps power Red Wings

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tomas Tatar broke a tie on a power play at 9:06 of the third period in the Detroit Red Wings' 4-3 victory over the Nashville Predators on Saturday.

Resting Hawks drop Heat

MIAMI - Paul Millsap scored 22 points, Dennis Schroder added 16 points and 10 assists and the intentionally depleted Atlanta Hawks still had enough to beat the Miami Heat 93-91 on Saturday night.
By Tim Reynolds

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'Cats roll over Razorbacks

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Andrew Harrison and Trey Lyles each scored 18 points, and top-ranked Kentucky rolled past No. 18 Arkansas 84-67 Saturday to clinch the Southeastern Conference regular-season title.

Knicks top Raptors on somber day for franchise

NEW YORK - Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 22 points, Langston Galloway made a clinching 3-pointer and the New York Knicks ended a sad Saturday for the franchise with a 103-98 victory over Toronto, the ...

Wildcats fall to Bulldogs

Though Laney reached a state semifinal for the sixth year in a row, the Wildcats won’t play for their second state championship in four years.
By Wayne Staats

Shockers take Missouri Valley regular-season title

WICHITA, Kan. - Ron Baker scored 17 points to help No. 11 Wichita State beat No. 10 Northern Iowa 74-60 on Saturday and win the Missouri Valley Conference regular-season championship.

Huskies easily claim second consecutive league title

STORRS, Conn. - Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 21 points in her final home game to lead top-ranked Connecticut to an 87-24 rout of Memphis on Saturday.

Mustangs hold off Falcons

FLORENCE, S.C. - Midland Valley held off a furious fourth-quarter comeback by Darlington to beat the Falcons 67-61 Saturday in the Class AAA Lower State championship.
By Lou Bezjak

Young Harris shocks Georgia Regents

C.J. Wilson scored 27 points Saturday night as No. 4 seed Young Harris shocked East Division co-champ Georgia Regents, 83-76, in the Peach Belt Conference Tournament quarterfinals at Christenberry ...
By Chris Gay

Lady Wildcats advance to state title game

COLUMBUS, Ga. — After stumbling through most of the first half, the Laney girls basketball team charged ahead to roll to a 63-37 Saturday win against Decatur in the Class AAA state semifinals ...
By Wayne Staats

Harrington leads Reed by one at Honda Classic

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - Patrick Reed's Masters Tournament plans are set. Padraig Harrington hopes to be making arrangements to join him in Augusta if he can win the weather-delayed Honda Classic.
By David Westin

Harvick wins Xfinity race at Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga. - Kevin Harvick turned in another dominating performance Saturday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, holding off Daytona 500 winner Joey Logano in the Xfinity Series race.

Drivers believe new rules will make for 'better show'

HAMPTON, Ga. - Atlanta Motor Speedway has the reputation as being one of the toughest tracks to drive. With new rules, today's Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 should be fast and treacherous. And ...
By Don Coble

Players' union head: future spring games in Cuba possible

GOODYEAR, Ariz. - Cuba could be a spring training destination once more.
By Tom Withers

White Sox ace breaks bone in foot, out at least three weeks

GLENDALE, Ariz. - Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale is out for at least three weeks after breaking a bone in his right foot in what the team described as an accident at home.

Lewis still leads in Thailand

CHONBURI, Thailand - Stacy Lewis held on to lead Amy Yang by one stroke at the LPGA Thailand despite a dismal third-round 73 on Saturday.

NCAA working to better handle academic-misconduct

A group of 20 university presidents and college athletics administrators is crafting a proposal to better define when the NCAA should investigate cases of academic cheating by student athletes.
By Ralph D. Russo

Paine looks to continue winning ways in SIAC Tournament

Paine begins play in the Southern Inter­collegiate Athletic Conference Tourna­ment on Wednesday enjoying a different schedule than in years past.
By Chris Gay

Shaw out as Nuggets coach

DENVER - The Denver Nuggets fired coach Brian Shaw after 1½ seasons, with the team at 20-39 and on a six-game losing streak.
By Pat Graham

A-Rod 'a little nervous' ahead of return

Alex Rodriguez returns for his first game in 17 months, slated to be a designated hitter for two or three at-bats against the Philadelphia Phillies.
By Ronald Blum

Bumgarner struggles in spring debut

MESA, Ariz. - World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner was roughed up in his exhibition debut, and Marcus Semien hit a pair of home runs as the Oakland Athletics opened their new spring training home by beating the champion San Francisco Giants 9-4 Tuesday.

UCLA fighting for spot in NCAA Tournament

LOS ANGELES - These are humble days for UCLA basketball, with the Bruins desperate to get into the NCAA Tournament any way they can.
By Beth Harris

Women's SEC Tournament set to tip off in Arkansas

Arkansas (16-12) enters the Women's SEC Tournament as the No. 9 seed, but that hasn't stopped the Razorbacks from being projected as an NCAA Tournament team by many under first-year coach Jimmy Dykes.

Predators name Quinn new football leader

North Augusta defensive coordinator Derrick Quinn is Fox Creek's new head football coach.
By Wayne Staats

NASCAR falls flat in follow-up to Daytona 500

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NASCAR did not have its finest weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway, where the follow-up to the Daytona 500 began with the theft of a race car and a parked SUV rolling into Denny Hamlin's motorhome.
By Jenna Fryer

Kurt Busch agrees to reinstatement guidelines

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Kurt Busch has agreed to follow NASCAR's recommended guidelines to be eligible for eventual reinstatement.
By Jenna Fryer

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Wildcats fall to Bulldogs

Though Laney reached a state semifinal for the sixth year in a row, the Wildcats won’t play for their second state championship in four years.
By Wayne Staats
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2 dead in Warren County

Warren County sheriff's deputies and agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are on the scene of a reported double homicide.

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