News for Monday, April 5, 2010


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Duke's Coach 'K' on Nets job: Um .... no thanks

Hours before the Duke Blue Devils win the National Championship on Monday, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski says he hasn't been contacted about the New Jersey Nets job and $12 million contract, and if he was, he'd turn it down.

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Eskendereya No. 1 on list of Derby prospects

The Associated Press ranks Eskendereya as the No. 1 prospect heading into the Kentucky Derby.

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Does NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule need to be re-evaluated?

The NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule is coming under fire for its ill-timed breaks.

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Meyer wants two-QB system this season at UF

Without the masterful Tim Tebow under center, Florida coach Urban Meyer apparently wants to use a two-QB rotation this season.

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Unbeaten, No. 1 seeded Turner Job Corps men's hoops team looks for third straight national championship

The Albany's Turner Job Corps Center's men's basketball team has won the last two national titles and host the event as the No. 1 seed this week as action kicks off today.

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ALL TIGER, ALL THE TIME: Elin won't be at Masters; CBS won't tip-toe around Woods scandal; fans just want to see Tiger play golf

Elin Nordegren, the wife of Tiger Woods, continues to keep a low profile and won't be at the Masters this week to support her husband as many back home in her native Sweden remain perplexed as to why she hasn't ended the relationship.

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UGA linebackers coach Belin a teacher of football, life

Longtime Bulldogs sideline reporter Loran Smith offers an inside look at new linebackers coach Warren Belin.

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UConn women on crash course for second straight title tonight vs. Stanford

The Lady Huskies aim for their record 78th win a row -- and second straight NCAA title -- tonight in a showdown with the last team to beat them two years ago, Stanford.

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Back on top

Butler's Cinderella runs ends Monday night at the hands of mighty Duke in a thriller, 61-59, as the Blue Devils climb back on top of the college basketball world for the first time since 2001.

Robbery, assault among weekend crimes

L.C. Tumblin was found badly beaten and bleeding on School Street Saturday evening.

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Lawrence concert attracts big crowds

State Theatre officials say more than 500 people attended the Tracy Lawrence concert Friday evening.- Ricki Barker, staff writer

Informant linked to Georgia, Texas drug operations

In custody, charges against Jeffrey Boyd remain under seal.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Tiger: It's not about championships

At the Masters, Tiger Woods gives his first open news conference since a scandal from numerous infidelities caused him to take a break from golf.Scott Chancey, sports writer

Dougherty to acknowledge Public Health Week

National Public Health Week is being observed through Sunday.- Jennifer Maddox-Parks, staff writer

Gun found in city official's desk

Albany officials may discuss the city's handgun policy in executive session today.J.D. Sumner, government writer

Family recovers from Easter fire

A fire that raged through the attic of a home on East Doublegate Drive is estimated of causing $300,000 worth of damage. Ricki Barker, staff writer

Federal drug defendants offer guilty pleas

An informant who helped drug agents nab one defendant is now in custody.J.D. Sumner, government writer

Driver hits train car

Police are still investigating how a driver managed to strike a stationary train car that caused an accident Saturday morning.- Ricki Barker, staff writer

Defendant takes plea in federal drug case

An Albany man accused of using his 13-year-old old nephew to deal drugs for him has agreed to a plea bargain in U.S. District Court.
Jerome Fletcher was scheduled to go to trial this morning in federal court in Albany, but agreed to plead guilty to one count of manufacturing and distribution of crack cocaine.
J.D. Sumner, government reporter