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

Augusta Prep's Hatcher signs with Presbyterian College

More than 50 people looked on as Julia Hatcher signed a college scholarship this morning. The amount of people didn't faze her.
By Chris Gay

Coach's daughter made right move

Amaura Brandt, the daughter of USC Aiken coach Mike Brandt made the right decision to transfer this season to Limestone, which is 22-0 and ranked No. 3 in Division II.
By Chris Gay

O'Neal heads class nominated for hall of fame

Shaquille O'Neal was chosen Friday as a finalist for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, joining Allen Iverson to highlight the potential class.

Wood Brothers must qualify each week in Sprint Cup now

NASCAR's new charter system deals blow to Wood Brothers team
By Jenna Fryer

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Monday, Feb. 8, 2016

Late 3 propels Sooners past rival Longhorns

NORMAN, Okla. - Buddy Hield's 3-pointer from the corner with 1.3 seconds remaining lifted No. 3 Oklahoma to a 63-60 victory over No. 24 Texas.

Hawks come up short in OT against Magic

ATLANTA - Nikola Vucevic scored 25 of his 28 points after halftime, and Orlando rallied from 20 points down to beat Atlanta 117-110 in overtime on Monday night, helping the Magic beat the Hawks ...
By Charles Odum

Walker carries the Hornets past the Bulls

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Kemba Walker scored 30 points, and the Charlotte Hornets led from the start and beat the Chicago Bulls 108-91 on Monday night.

No. 1 Huskies take top-ranked showdown against No. 2 Gamecocks

Breanna Stewart scored 25 points and had 10 rebounds as No. 1 UConn ran past No. 2 South Carolina 66-54 on Monday night.
By Pete Iacobelli

Crosby extends goal streak in Penguins' win

PITTSBURGH - Sidney Crosby scored on a pair of breakaways to extend his goal streak to a career-best seven games and added two assists to help the Pittsburgh Penguins continue their surge.

Manning spoils his fans again, walks off with a second title

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Everyone got spoiled. Over two decades of watching Peyton Manning play on the biggest stages, fans became numb to all he could do.
By Eddie Pells

Falcons cut Moore, Durant

The Atlanta Falcons started their off-season overhaul by releasing a pair of defensive starters: longtime safety William Moore and linebacker Justin Durant. 

Top Cuban player slips away with brother to join MLB

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - Star Cuban infielder Yulieski Gourriel and his younger brother slipped away from their hotel in the Dominican Republic in an apparent effort to launch careers ...
By Associated Press

New York dismisses Fisher, names Rambis as interim coach

GREENBURGH, N.Y. - Derek Fisher had just finished a long playing career when Phil Jackson picked him to coach the New York Knicks. Just 1½ seasons later, Jackson decided he needed someone else.

Slalom champion Shiffrin returns to racing next week

Olympic and world slalom champion Mikaela Shiffrin says she will return to World Cup skiing next week in Switzerland after a knee injury sidelined her for two months. 
By Pat Graham

Nyquist first out of gate of Top 10 Kentucky Derby contenders

He's an Eclipse Award-winning 2-year-old with five victories in five career races. What's not to like about Nyquist?
By Richard Rosenblatt

There's nothing worse than a sore loser

Losing is one thing. Nobody likes it. Losing composure is another thing. Nobody likes seeing it.
By Scott Michaux

Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016

Newton's rough night dooms Panthers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Cam Newton's dream season ended with a nightmare performance.
By Steve Reed

Miller pounds Panthers, wins MVP

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Von Miller was second-to-none in the Super Bowl
By Howard Fendrich

Broncos ride defense to Super Bowl title

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Von Miller forced two fumbles to set up Denver's two touchdowns and the Broncos defense frustrated Cam Newton all game to carry Peyton Manning to his second Super Bowl title.
By Barry Wilner

Bruno Mars, Beyonce upstage Coldplay

Give Chris Martin and Coldplay credit: It takes a certain lack of ego for musicians to essentially let themselves be upstaged at their own Super Bowl show.
By David Bauder

Super Bowl ads aimed at optimism

NEW YORK -Game on. On advertising's biggest night, Super Bowl ads aimed for optimism.

Security heavy around Levi's Stadium

Security was heavy and visible Sunday around Super Bowl locations, from hotels in San Francisco to Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara.

Notre Dame women rally past Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Madison Cable scored five consecutive points in the fourth quarter, including a big 3-pointer with two minutes remaining, to rally No. 3 Notre Dame past No. 13 Louisville 66-61.

Matsuyama takes advantage of Fowler's miscues

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Rickie Fowler hit two balls into the water on the par-4 17th hole to give Hideki Matsuyama an unexpected victory Sunday in the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
By John Nicholson

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.

IOC president sure no countries will pull out of Rio Games

LILLEHAMMER, Norway - IOC President Thomas Bach said Friday that no countries intend to pull out of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro over concerns about the Zika virus.

Langer shoots 62 to take 4-stroke lead in Chubb Classic

Bernhard Langer shot a 10-under 62 on Friday to take a four-stroke lead in the PGA Tour Champions' Chubb Classic at TwinEagles. Langer made 11 birdies, including five straight birdies from Nos. 3-7 and Nos. 14-18.

Forte won't be back with Bears

Running back Matt Forte won't be returning to Chicago for a ninth season.


In Aiken, Tyler Ammerman had a homer, a double and four RBI as USC Aiken opened Peach Belt Conference play with an 11-5 victory over Armstrong State on Friday night.

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