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Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015

Seahawk says team is hated for backing up smack talk

Seattle defensive end Michael Bennett believes America doesn't appreciate his team.

Murray says Australian fans shouldn't pressure young Aussie

After beating teenager Nick Kyrgios in the Australian Open quarterfinals, Murray delivered an eloquent message on being in the intense glare of a national spotlight.

Wie hopes to stay healthy this season

Michelle Wie is one of eight top-10 players in the field for this week's season-opening LPGA Tour event.

Vickers ready to race again

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Brian Vickers is eager to get back on the racetrack and prove he still has what it takes to win Sprint Cup races following emergency open heart surgery.
By Steve Reed

A-Rod might not get $6 million from Yankees

The New York Yankees are thinking about not making a $6 million payment to Alex Rodriguez if he hits six home runs and ties Willie Mays at 660.

Paine baseball expects more success

Paine endured the growing pains of a starting lineup featuring several freshmen last season. The Lions remain young, but they have higher expectations with more experience.
By David Lee

Palace Malice will work Friday morning

Horse racing fans only have a few more days to see Palace Malice in action at the Aiken Training Track.
By John Boyette

Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

Hawkeyes rally late to finally topple Cornhuskers in OT

IOWA CITY, Iowa - Ally Disterhoft scored all 20 of her points in the second half and overtime to lead No. 20 Iowa to its first victory against No. 15 Nebraska.

Georgia Regents baseball continues process

Georgia Regents improved by eight conference wins in coach Jason Eller's first season, and the Jaguars now have the foundation in place to continue the program's progress.
By David Lee

Patriots' owner calls on NFL to apologize

CHANDLER, Ariz. - New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft demanded an apology from the league once the Patriots are found to be not guilty of breaking any rules.
By Barry Wilner

Gamecocks stay perfect, rout Aggies

COLUMBIA - Defending Southeastern Conference player of the year Tiffany Mitchell added 16 points as No. 1 South Carolina remained unbeaten.
By Pete Iacobelli

Duo carries Thunder past Timberwolves

OKLAHOMA CITY - Russell Westbrook scored 18 points, Serge Ibaka added 13 points and a season-high 19 rebounds, and the Thunder beat the Timberwolves.

Tar Heels drop Orange to win sixth in a row

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Brice Johnson had 15 of his 17 points after halftime and No. 13 North Carolina shot 55 percent to beat Syracuse 93-83.

Sharapova cruises to Australian Open semifinals

MELBOURNE, Australia - Maria Sharapova moved closer to another Australian Open title, set to face a fellow Russian in the semifinals who has never beaten her.
By Dennis Passa

Super Bowl MVP happy to be 'part of a team'

PHOENIX - Malcolm Smith was in the right place to becoming last year's Super Bowl MVP. Slowed by an ankle injury, Smith is still an important part.
By TIM BOOTH

Overtime

Robert Allenby’s incredible story of being beaten, kidnapped and robbed continues to fall apart more than a week after his caddie told the tale to the Golf Channel.

Serena Williams talks football

Serena Williams would love to be a linebacker ... or maybe a quarterback

Ex-Yellow Jacket pleads not guilty in assault case

A not guilty plea has been entered for Arizona running back Jonathan Dwyer, who's accused of assaulting his wife during arguments at their apartment.

New baseball commissioner has a lot on his plate

NEW YORK - Rob Manfred knows he'll get pounded as baseball commissioner - his name is printed in blue script between the seams of every big league ball.
By Ronald Blum

NASCAR to leave championship format unchanged

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NASCAR won't change its new championship format, which chairman Brian France said Monday is "overwhelmingly popular" with fans.
By Jenna Fryer

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New wave of Australian punters arrives in the U.S.

Both Hornsey and Hackett honed the punting craft at Nathan Chapman’s Prokick Australia school in Melbourne, and their success fuels a pipeline of graduates to U.S. colleges.
College Baseball Preview

Paine expects more success

The Augusta Chronicle provides a three-part preview series on the college baseball season.

Stewart buys All Star sprint car series

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Tony Stewart won't be back in a sprint car, by his own estimation, for "a very, very long time, " but he can't bear to be away from the grass-roots level of racing,
By Jenna Fryer

Seahawks coach praises general manager

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll's drive this year is getting recognition for general manager John Schneider, the co-architect of the Seattle Seahawks' rise who usually tries to avoid the spotlight.

Lynch stuck in repeat mode

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch found a new way to say nothing to the media.

Deep, talented bench key in Gamecocks women's success

COLUMBIA - Top-ranked South Carolina puts one of the most experienced and accomplished starting lineups on the floor each game. The action really picks up, though, when the Gamecocks go to the bench.

Irving scores 55 points in Cavs victory

CLEVELAND - Kyrie Irving scored a career-high 55 points, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to their eighth consecutive win, 99-94 over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night.

Tigers knock off Wolfpack

RALEIGH, N.C. - Jordan Roper scored 10 of his 18 points before halftime as Clemson built a huge first-half lead then held off North Carolina State 68-57 on Wednesday night.
By Aaron Beard

Overtime

In Savannah, Ga., USC Aiken went ice cold from the field in the second half and lost to Armstrong State 82-57 on Wednesday night.

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Queen takes Classic Open crown

Aboard TGI Playtime, Skip Queen marked the highest score of the show this week - 228 - to claim the Classic Open finals Friday night at James Brown Arena.
By Chris Gay

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Vogtle reactors delayed 18 months

The contractor consortium building two nuclear reactors at Georgia Power's Plant Vogtle has announced an 18-month delay to complete the expansion project, according to a document filed Thursday.

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