Local college basketball teams begin practice for upcoming season

...Aquinas). Another newcomer expected to make a big impact is freshman Vlad Cobzaru, a 6-foot-8, 235-pound forward from Romania.The Jaguars went 24-8 last season, going 14-2 at home, finishing second in the Peach Belt Conference and advancing...

US gymnast Simone Biles defends all-around title in world championships

...finish with 60.231 points and successfully defend the title she won last year in Antwerp, Belgium.Larisa Iordache, of Romania, won silver with 59.765 points, and Kyla Ross, of the United States, took bronze with 58.232.Biles held a 0.133-point...


...with 14.166.Biles won her fourth gold of the meet with a powerful routine on the floor that received 15.333 points. Romania's Larisa Iordache was second with 14.800 followed by Mustafina with 14.733. SoccerRooney, England win third in rowIn...

Maria Sharapova digs deep to win in the U.S. Open second round

...Sharapova came through the way she so often does in the crucible of a third set, beating 95th-ranked Alexandra Dulgheru of Romania 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the second round of the Grand Slam tournament she won in 2006 but has missed twice in the past six...

Romania emerges as new world nexus of cybercrime. Eds

BUCHAREST, Romania -- It was nearly 70 degrees below zero...the employment possibilities offered in Romania, some of the world's most talented...report. Computer crime flourished in Romania because the country lacked a cybercrime...

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Romania's rugby team might have been drugged

BUCHAREST, Romania -- Members of Romania's national rugby team tested positive for a substance that...Bucharest. The results of those tests were not yet available. Romania is to meet Georgia on Saturday in another match of the European...

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Romania, Switzerland tied in Davis Cup

BUCHAREST, Romania -- Top-ranked Roger Federer, the Australian Open...6-3, 6-1 to give Switzerland a 1-1 tie with Romania in the first round of the Davis Cup. Romania's top player, Andrei Pavel, defeated Michel Kratochvil...

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Romania studies planned location of Dracula theme park

BUCHAREST, Romania -- Dracula lives. Romania just isn't sure where to place him. The government said...environment and a medieval citadel. Following the criticism, Romania hired auditors PricewaterhouseCoopers to carry out a feasibility...

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Local professionals head to Romania

...medical professionals -- along with church leaders and volunteers -- leave today on a 10-day mission trip to Targu-Ju, Romania. Coordinated through Grace Baptist Church of Evans and Trinity-on-the-Hill United Methodist Church in Augusta, this...

What I Am Drinking in Romania

...while. It's not like the streets are running with ales. Romania is a country in love with light alcohols. For beer, they...and it's much worse than the big L. It's the Bud of Romania. And on that note I have to tell you that, if you come to...