News for Sunday, February 21, 2010


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New Yankee stadium preps for June title fight

Why not hold a pro boxing fight in the center of the new Yankee Stadium, which has been a venue known for some of the sport's most memorable bouts,

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COLLEGE HOOPS ROUNDUP: What has happened to the Lady Bulldogs?; No. 3 Villanova men dropped

A little more than a month ago, Georgia's women's basketball team was unbeaten and ranked No. 5, but after Sunday's loss to Florida, the No. 20 Lady Bulldogs likely will be out of the Top 25 and now sit at 20-7.

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COLLEGE BASEBALL ROUNDUP: UGA splits, Ga. Tech, FSU cruise Sunday

No. 22 Georgia starts the 2010 season off 2-2, while Georgia Tech and Florida State --- ranked. No. 6 and No. 5, respectively -- begin undefeated.

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PGA commish Finchem to players: In hindsight, a head's up on Woods press conference would've been nice

PGA Tour commissioner Tom Finchem says he should've told players of Tiger Woods' plans to hold an attention-stealing press conference before they found out about it in the media.

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GOLF ROUNDUP: Poulter wins Match Play; Pensacola's Durant blows three-day lead in PGA's Mexico stop

Ian Poulter beats Paul Casey in an unlikely showdown Sunday of the Match Play Championship finals.

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SUNDAY'S OLYMPICS ROUNDUP: Miller time! U.S.A. goalie Ryan Miller leads in upset of Canada; skier Bode Miller wins gold

Ryan Miller leads the U.S. in a massive upset of Canada in hockey, while Bode Miller finally wins the gold medal that has eluded him for so long.

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JJ gets 'lucky', wins second NASCAR race of season

Jimmie Johnson catches a break, his competitors bemoan and basically all is back to normal in the second race of the NASCAR season.

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2010 PREP BASEBALL PREVIEW: Area GHSA 1-A, 1-AA & 1-AAA capsules (UPDATE: Corrects "other key returners" for Baconton Charter)

It's hard to believe the 2010 Southwest Georgia high school baseball season is already here, but sure enough first pitches will be thrown out this afternoon for many area GHSA programs. In today's paper, you can find season preview capsules for most local Region 1-A, 1-AA and 1-AAA teams, while Tuesday look for previews of Region 1-AAAA and next week a breakdown of area GISA schools, which start their seasons a bit later.

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2010 PREP BASEBALL PREVIEW: Whole new ballgame (UPDATE: Corrects name of the catcher in picture to Caleb Sides)

A perennial Southwest Georgia baseball powerhouse for years, Westover High School finds itself in the middle of a transition this season after longtime coach Steve Bowers called it a career last year. But with new faces in the dugout and on the field, the Patriots move forward, knowing the 2010 season will be a new experience.

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Community involvement key to future crime prevention

Despite crime statistics that show downward movement, local officials say more must be done to combat criminal activity.Carlton Fletcher, metro editor & Pete Skiba, staff writer

Nuclear plan may impact WG&L

Albany's WG&L currently gets the majority of its electricity from coal-burning producers.J.D. Sumner, government writer

Developers input needed at charrette

ADICA has partnered with the state Department of Community Affairs to host a downtown charrette March 2-3.J.D. Sumner, government writer

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SATURDAY'S OLYMPIC ROUNDUP: Late Saturday --- U.S.A.'s Ohno becomes most decorated American winter athlete in history with 7th medal

Apolo Anton Ohno won bronze in the 1,000-meter short track speedskating final late Saturday night, making American Olympic history in the process.