...Despite the swirling wind, Karlovic's serve was stellar again, a 73 percent first-serve percentage.Djokovic's irritation at his inability to break Karlovic, boosted the lanky Croat."I looked at him when he threw the racket and when he smashed...

Mistletoe is pest for people, food source for birds

...the white berries can be particularly tempting to small children and pets. The stems and leaves are reported to cause skin irritation on contact for some people.The ramifications of eating mistletoe would depend on the person. Some people aren't affected...

Contractor ends pact with airport in Aiken

...Huggins. Mr. Mitchell cited calls concerning the repair of the airport's ceilometer, which he said were unnecessary irritations. The device uses a laser to measure how close dense cloud banks are to the ground. According to Robert E. Woods, the...

Rants & Raves

...side of the homeowner who desires not (want) to deal with leftover animal waste, torn up pine straw beds, or resulting irritations caused to their own animals. If you truly love your pets, BE RESPONSIBLE. THE THOMAS LANE Post of the American Legion...

Warriors beat Timberwolves for 13th win in a row

...holding their breath after Andrew Bogut left with a knee injury early in the first quarter.The Warriors called it "right knee irritation" and deemed his return to the game questionable, but he watched the rest from the bench.Andrew Wiggins had 21 points and...

Nerve weakness in shoulder sidelines Cardinals' Carpenter

Chris Carpenter has nerve irritation that has caused weakness in his pitching shoulder and the St. Louis Cardinals' ace will be sidelined indefinitely.The Cardinals...

Jackets' coach eager to prove skeptics wrong

Will it work? The question is an endless source of both amusement and irritation for Paul Johnson. In the soundtrack of the new Georgia Tech football coach's life, it is the refrain that simply won't stop...

Georgia Tech
Mayweather not around to find out he's no longer star of his own card

LAS VEGAS -- Much to the irritation of his promoter, Floyd Mayweather Jr. didn't show up at a press conference to promote his lightweight title fight Saturday...

Other sports
Haunted house parking plan gets initial OK

...on Monday approved a 200-car parking area behind the Plantation Blood haunted house in south Augusta, to the continued irritation of some neighbors who turned out to protest the decision.Visitors have been parking at the 2.69-acre Wallie Drive tract...

Pettitte is back in action

...pitches during a bullpen session Friday, two days after he was scratched from his scheduled start because of minor muscle irritation on the outside of his throwing elbow. The left-hander is scheduled to start Monday against Boston. He had a long-toss...