Braves clobber Cardinals

ATLANTA - There are no showdowns in August. No messages delivered. This is dog day baseball, and there are no winners, just survivors. So, while the tendency...

Actions recapped from S.C. legislature

COLUMBIA -- Showdowns or slowdowns? The last days of the 1998 South Carolina legislative session will feature one or the other, but no one knows which...

Network has tough choice on its hands

Saturday's showdowns pitting South Carolina against Tennessee and Georgia versus Florida are generating big-time buildup and plenty of anticipation...

Snagged officer resigns

HINESVILLE, GA. -- When police raided a nightclub that hosted oily showdowns with nude women, a uniformed officer was caught in the audience. He resigned from the force on Thursday. "I'm sure he had...

Former college foes meet again

NEW ORLEANS -- Danny Wuerffel and Peyton Manning met in some memorable showdowns when Florida played Tennessee. Now they play for the New Orlans Saints and Indianapolis Colts, and things aren't so exciting...

Rutgers advances to NIT final

NEW YORK - This was like old times for Quincy Douby and Curtis Stinson, two guards who had their share of showdowns on the concrete courts of New York City. They staged one more Tuesday night on center stage at Madison Square Garden, and when...

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South Aiken enters rivalry with edge

...The Aiken-South Aiken crosstown rivalry has been remarkably one-sided lately, with the Hornets winning the past eight showdowns. All that could change tonight, as visiting South Aiken (7-3, 2-2 in Region 4-AAAA) controls its playoff destiny...

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Toronto braces for farewell to NHL era at Maple Leafs Gardens

...of former Maple Leafs players converged Friday to attend the last NHL game at Maple Leafs Gardens, and police braced for showdowns with nostalgic fans who might try to rip away seats as souvenirs. Saturday night's game between the Maple Leafs and Chicago...

Defining Clinton moment

...vote on "fast track" trade authority. In his first term, the president, with strong Republican help, won two close showdowns on controversial trade legislation, leading most pundits to predict he'll pull this one out, too. But in those earlier...

Sampras keeping eye on first-round opponent at U.S. Open

...begins its two-week run on Monday, top-seeded Pete Sampras will be careful not to peek too far ahead. Like to possible showdowns with rival Andre Agassi or defending champion Patrick Rafter. "You can't look ahead, that's kind of the kiss of death...

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