Duke tabbed to win ACC title

Armed with a talented freshman class, Duke is the preseason favorite to win the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Rory McIlroy named PGA Tour Player of the Year

...Championship with a sterling back nine at Valhalla.Chesson Hadley, a former Georgia Tech standout, was voted PGA Tour Rookie of the Year.McIlroy also led the PGA Tour with 12 finishes in the top 10, and he never finished worse than 25th. He also...

Gutsy trades bring Lester, Shields together for AL wild-card game

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Royals made one of the boldest trades in franchise history two years ago. The Oakland Athletics made a similarly aggressive move just a couple of months ago. The results of both will be in the starting spotlight Tuesday night.

New Cleveland Cavalier coach David Blatt runs first practice

Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt got right to business Saturday in his first NBA practice after two decades working overseas.

Off-season moves hot topic among players

The NHL's Central Division was the center of attention during a free-wheeling, big-spending scramble for talent this offseason.

Former LPGA Tour star Laura Baugh opens golf school in Augusta

...Tour Legends event, but that means traveling. She had done enough of that on the LPGA Tour. She was the tour's rookie of the year in 1973 and played the tour through 2000, finishing as a runner-up 10 times. She was the face of the tour in...

'Small-town boy' Kevin Ward Jr. praised during service

TURIN, N.Y. - Kevin Ward Jr.'s friends, family and fans overflowed an auditorium Thursday to grieve and share stories about the 20-year-old dirt-track racer who was struck and killed by a car driven by Tony Stewart.

Claude Humphrey gets his long-waited wish

CANTON, Ohio - Whether he is the first true Atlanta Falcon to get inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame is up for debate. Claude Humphrey is just happy to get enshrined.


In Savannah. Ga., four Savannah pitchers combined for a 3-0 victory over the Augusta GreenJackets on Thursday night. The Sand Gnats held Augusta to four hits while striking out nine.


In Lexington, Ky., the Lexington Legends narrowly escaped an Augusta GreenJackets' comeback for a 5-4 victory on Friday.