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Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015

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.

Angler recognized for catch

Local angler Marshall White was honored recently with an International Game Fish Association catch certificate for landing a 57-pound, 8-ounce flathead catfish last year at Thurmond Lake.
By Rob Pavey

Stolen Sprint Cup car found, returned to team

HAMPTON, Ga. - The No. 44 race car returned to its NASCAR shop in North Carolina on Saturday after it was recovered along a remote road in suburban Atlanta, apparently abandoned by the thieves who ...
By Paul Newberry

Austrians sweep downhill events

GARMISCH-PARTEN­KIRCHEN, Germany - Hannes Reichelt led an Austrian sweep of a shortened downhill race on the Kandahar slope for his 10th career World Cup victory on Saturday.

Raiders muscle past Rebels

Keenan's 25-point third quarter proved too much for Strom Thurmond as the Raiders won 59-45 on Saturday in the Class AA Upper State finals.
By David Lee

IOC, Olympics targeted by environmental protest

RIO DE JANEIRO - Environmental activists burst into the lobby of a luxury hotel on Rio's Copacabana Beach where IOC officials were meeting Saturday, protesting against ecological destruction ...
By Stephen Wade and Jenny Barchfield

Refereeing controversy overshadows outcome

LONDON - Manchester United's 2-0 win over Sunder­land in the English Premier League on Saturday was overshadowed by referee Roger East appearing to dismiss the wrong Black Cats player.

Federer tops No. 1 Djokovic

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Defending champion Roger Federer won his seventh Dubai Championships title and second of the year in defeating top-ranked Novak Djokovic 6-3, 7-5 on Saturday.

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Ex-Laney star bails out Clemson

CLEMSON, S.C. - Former Laney star Rod Hall scored five of his 15 points in overtime as Clemson recovered from blowing a 23-point lead to defeat Georgia Tech 70-63 in overtime on Saturday.

Georgia strengthens case for NCAA Tournament bid

ATHENS, Ga. - Nemanja Djurisic scored 14 points and Georgia strengthened its NCAA Tournament hopes with a runaway 68-44 win over Missouri on Saturday.
By Charles Odum

Curtis Baptist falls in double overtime

SUMTER, S.C. — The battle of the Crusaders took two overtimes in the SCISA Class A state championship game. When the dust finally settled, it was Laurens Academy over Curtis Baptist.
By Eddie Litaker

Michaux: Woods won't catch Nicklaus

Tiger Woods is not going to catch Jack Nicklaus on the major scorecard.
By Scott Michaux

Predators win Upper State title

Fox Creek's historic run continued Saturday by beating Calhoun County 64-57 to win the Class A Upper State title in Greenville, S.C.
By David Lee

Friday, Feb. 27, 2015

Warriors pummel Raptors

TORONTO - Klay Thompson scored 25 points, Stephen Curry had 22 and the Golden State Warriors never trailed in an emphatic 113-89 victory over the struggling Toronto Raptors on Friday night.

Hawks hold off Magic

ATLANTA - Paul Millsap scored 14 of his 20 points in the first quarter and Atlanta recovered after losing the early 16-point lead to beat Orlando 95-88 on Friday night.
By Charles Odum

Homers help Clemson blast South Carolina

CLEMSON, S.C. - Weston Wilson hit two homers and Chris Okey had a three-run shot to lead Clemson to an 11-4 victory over South Carolina on Friday night to start the three-game rivalry series.

Marchman's blast lifts Wolfpack past Patriots

Greenbrier's Garrett Marchman hit a three-run home run in the eighth inning to lift the Wolfpack over Westside 5-2 on Friday night.
By David Lee

Vanderbilt to handle coach's outburst internally

Vanderbilt athletic director David Williams said Kevin Stallings' outburst after the Commodores' win at Tennessee was "unfortunate" and he will handle the issue internally.

Lightning blank Blackhawks

TAMPA, Fla. - Ben Bishop made 28 saves for his second shutout, Steven Stamkos scored two goals, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-0 on Friday night.

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

Vonn critical of FIS after racing in fog

BANKSO, Bulgaria - Lindsey Vonn criticized the International Ski Federation Monday for allowing skiers to race in foggy conditions in Bulgaria.
By Derek Gatopoulos

Virginia secures second ACC title in a row

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Anthony Gill scored 17 points to lead four Virginia players in double figures and the second-ranked Cavaliers beat Syracuse 59-47 on Monday night.

Former Yellow Jacket helps Nets bring down Warriors

NEW YORK - Former Georgia Tech standout Jarrett Jack made a tiebreaking jumper with 1.1 seconds left and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Golden State Warriors 110-108 on Monday night.

Cubs will ask for more time to finish upgrades

When the Chicago Cubs open their season at Wrigley Field in April, players and fans alike might feel a bit like a homeowner who lives in a house where workers are tearing apart the kitchen.

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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