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Baylor women edge Syracuse in top-20 showdown

...night in the Florida Sunshine Classic.Syracuse had the ball with 16.1 seconds remaining with a chance to tie or take the lead, but Alexis Peterson's driving shot fell off the rim, giving Baylor (9-1) its eighth consecutive victory...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-12-19/baylor-women-edge-syracus
Duke responds against Connecticut

...in very colorful language.That didn't turn the tide right away. UConn tied the game at 30 and had a chance to take the lead but Boatright missed the second of two free throws.It was all Duke after that.Quinn Cook added 10 points for Duke...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-12-18/duke-responds-against-con
Richmond Academy plays spoiler in Glenn Hills' new gym

...Though the teams added two points apiece to force overtime, Richmond Academy got six quick points from Roberts to take the lead for good.Despite a plus-18 advantage on 3-point shooting and 24 points from Zi Cook, the Spartans' offense...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/2014-12-09/richmond-academy-ruin
Council: South Carolina database can stem prescription abuse

...officials and the medical community to work together to rein in prescription painkiller abuse. He asked doctors to take the lead."The cornerstone to start turning the tide on this epidemic is to reduce the excess supply of prescription drugs...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-01/council-south-carolina-databa
76ers beat Timberwolves to avoid 0-17 start

...J. McDaniels, who air-balled his first two 3-pointers of the night, came right back with a 3 of his own to take the lead back for Philly and Covington's third 3 of the quarter with 1:15 left sealed it.As much as coach Brett Brown...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2014-12-03/76ers-beat-timberwolves-avoid
Hawks pound Nets for fifth win in a row

...made a layup as time expired to lift Charlotte over the New York Knicks 103-102, snapping the Hornets' 10-game losing streak.The Knicks had stormed back from a 20-point deficit behind 32 points from Carmelo Anthony to take the lead.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2014-12-05/hawks-pound-nets-fifth-win-ro
Advocates to push for federal ban on animal testing for cosmetics next year

...prohibition in the United States. The effort could be a tough sell in Congress.Virginia Democrat Don Beyer is expected to take the lead on the issue when the new Congress convenes in January. He is succeeding retiring Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., who...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-16/advocates-push-federal-ban
Hawks rally past Knicks

...in the first period. Iman Shumpert had 19.The Knicks led 63-48 in the third quarter before the Hawks rallied to take the lead with the final basket of the period. After several lead changes in the fourth, the Hawks took a 94-88 advantage...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2014-11-08/hawks-rally-past-knicks
Graeme McDowell leads in China

...from Denmark is making the most of his opportunity.Cappelen shot 7-under-par 65 in his first PGA Tour round to take the lead at the Country Club of Jackson.He opened with a bogey before making eight birdies to take a two-shot lead over...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2014-11-06/graeme-mcdowell-leads-china
Michael Putnam on top in Mexico after fast start

...CARMEN, Mexico - Michael Putnam birdied five of the first eight holes Friday and finished with 7-under-par 64 to take the lead in the PGA Tour's OHL Classic.Putnam has a 12-under 130 total, playing the first 36 holes without a bogey on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2014-11-14/michael-putnam-top-mexico-af