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Augusta Futurity
Father enjoys son's helping hand
Web-posted 01/27/10
Austin Shepard had his hands full getting his horses ready for the Classic Open first go-round Sunday. That's when his 8-year-old son, Cade, stepped into help. Aboard Playin Witha Cat, Austin Shepard marked 215 to add to his earlier 220 and qualify for the finals.

San Diego misses Tiger
Web-posted 01/27/10
It has been 53 days since golf's biggest star announced he was stepping away to sort out a private life that has run amok through tabloids and gossip magazines because of his extramarital affairs. Truth is, little has changed during his absence.

High School
Knights take important region win over Eagles
Web-posted 01/27/10
Players from each side received instructions during a timeout. The Knights wanted to stay in the passing lanes. Josey wanted only to get a shot off. Evans prevailed and held on to win, 64-61, and hand the Eagles their third Region 3-AAAA loss. The Knights avenged an earlier loss to Josey.

Thomas 3 gives Ole Miss win over No. 8 Georgia
Web-posted 01/25/10
ATHENS, Ga. - Bianca Thomas shot Ole Miss right to the top of the SEC.

Gamecocks tame No. 1 Kentucky
Web-posted 01/27/10
COLUMBIA, S.C. --- Kentucky's return to No. 1 might not last very long. Devan Downey scored 30 points and South Carolina sent Kentucky to its first loss of the season with a 68-62 victory on Tuesday night.

Georgia Tech
Florida State beats No. 19 Ga Tech 68-66
Web-posted 01/25/10
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Solomon Alabi wasn't a bit worried as he stepped to the free throw line, his team trailing by a point with 22 seconds left.

Eagles hold off slumping Tigers
Web-posted 01/27/10
BOSTON --- Reggie Jackson scored 18 points and dished out seven assists to lead Boston College to a 75-69 win over suddenly slumping Clemson on Tuesday night.

Georgia Southern
NCAA places Eagles on probation
Web-posted 01/21/10
STATESBORO, Ga. --- People surrounding the Georgia Southern men's basketball program knew this day was coming. On Wednesday, the NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions levied penalties on the Eagles for major violations.

College Football
Tebow will 'just be me' at Senior Bowl
Web-posted 01/25/10
MOBILE, Ala. - The questions came at Tim Tebow like a blitzing linebacker - about his mechanics, ball placement, footwork, release. All that technical stuff that the Florida quarterback will continue hearing about as he tries to transition to the NFL.

Pro Football
Committee considers heart test following Adams' death
Web-posted 01/27/10
The NFL's medical committee is discussing giving players echocardiograms in the wake of Chicago Bears and former Clemson defensive end Gaines Adams' death this month.

Scott Michaux
Patience key for local golfers
Web-posted 01/24/10
Vaughn Taylor will take the road to his goals in measured steps instead of a desperate charge.

Auto Racing
Hamlin tears ACL playing hoops
Web-posted 01/25/10
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Denny Hamlin has a torn knee ligament and won't have surgery to repair it until after the upcoming NASCAR season.

Hockey league may expand here
Web-posted 01/27/10
Minor league hockey could be a step closer to making a return to Augusta this fall in the form of a Southern Professional Hockey League team.

College Basketball
USC Aiken Pacers shock Jaguars for '22'
Web-posted 01/26/10
AIKEN --- In the waning moments, USC Aiken fans chanted "Twenty-two, Twenty-two." The memory of Javonte Clanton lived on Monday night at the convocation center as the Pacers shocked No. 6 Augusta State, 71-68.

Pro Basketball
Hawks end Houston drought with win
Web-posted 01/26/10
HOUSTON - Josh Smith scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and the Atlanta Hawks snapped a 10-game losing streak in Houston with a 102-95 victory over the Rockets on Monday night.

Ethanol-gas blend can harm outboard motors
Web-posted 01/22/10
Today's gasoline at many service stations contains a 10 percent blend of ethanol and 90 percent of gasoline. There are many negative aspects of using the ethanol-gasoline blend in your outboard motor. One is that fiberglass gas tanks built into many boats can deteriorate from E-10 fuel.

Outdoors calendar
Web-posted 01/24/10
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Robert Pavey
Group might get offer on building
Web-posted 01/24/10
Financially beleaguered Quail Unlimited finally has a nibble on the sale of its national headquarters building in Edgefield, S.C.

Other Sports
Nadal ends match early
Web-posted 01/27/10
MELBOURNE, Australia --- Andy Murray had been warned about the fireworks, the crackle and dazzling burst of color that lights the sky to mark Australia Day celebrations. So the pyrotechnics came as no surprise in the second set against defending champion Rafael Nadal.

Mavs to only play exhibitions this year
Web-posted 01/23/10
At the prodding of league officials, the Augusta Mavericks indoor football team decided Thursday night to cancel its 2010 regular season as a member of the Southern Indoor Football League. The team instead plans to play two home exhibition games and attempt a return in 2011 as an expansion team.

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