News for Friday, May 6, 2011


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GHSA/GISA STATE BASEBALL PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: Baconton's title hopes go up in a Blaze

The Blazers see their season end at the hands of Metter on Friday as the Tigers' ace, Pete Nagel -- who is headed to UGA -- tosses a no-hitter in Game 1 and Baconton never recovers. (ADDS: roundup items on Westover, Miller County, Worth County Randolph Southern, SGA, Terrell Academy and Southland).

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PREVIEW: No Uncle Mo means wide-open Derby

Uncle Mo, the second favorite in the Kentucky Derby, won't race today, making this year's Run for the Roses a wide-open race with Nick Zito's Dialed In as the 4-1 favorite.

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Boys state track meet set for wild final day

Westover and Carrollton will go down to the wire to decide the Class AAA state track & field state championship today, and Mitchell plans to make a run at the Class A state title, but Bainbridge had trouble qualifying sprinters and won't be able to defend its Class AAAA title today, the final day of the three-day event.

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Americus' Gilbert takes talents to FVSU

Lady Panthers super-scorer Jayme Gilbert will is headed to Fort Valley State after capping an amazing career at Americus-Sumter.

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Mosley's attempt to beat Pacquiao tonight no easy task

Arguably the biggest fight that will take place all year goes down tonight in Vegas between Manny Pacquiao and Shane Mosley.

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Kentucky's Knight keeping name in NBA Draft

Kentucky's fab freshman Brandon Knight says it's one-and-done for him as he opts to head to the NBA.

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Ninth-inning HR keeps No. 1 seed Indians alive

Jakhari Martin hits a grand slam and the Indians' run-and-fun Indians stay alive in the Class A state playoffs with a dramatic 15-9 nine-inning win against Savannah Christian to force Game 3 today at Seminole.

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Perez soars into lead at Quail Hollow

Pat Perez ran off five birdies over the last six holes on Friday for a 6-under 65 and a two-shot lead going into the weekend of the Wells Fargo Championship.

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Kinslow single breaks tie, lifts Deerfield in state opener

DWS multisport star Banks Kinslow comes through again as his late hit and solid pitching gives the Knights a series-opening win against Bulloch in the fist round of state.

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MLB, union discussing alcohol plan

After a rash of recent DUI arrests, MLB says it wants to start disciplining players for alcohol-related arrests.

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Split 'em up

Lee County wins Game 1 of its state playoff series opener against Jones County, then drops Game 2, forcing a do-or-die Game 3 today.

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NBA PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: Rose scores 44; Bulls rout Hawks for 2-1 lead; Mavs go up 3-0 on Lakers

NBA MVP Derrick Rose looks every bit the role Friday night as he drops 44 points on the Hawks and embarrasses Atlanta at home, 99-82, in Game 3 to give Chicago a 2-1 series lead.

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Exchange Club of Albany names ACE student

A Westover High School senior can add ACE to his resume after being honored by a local service organization.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Baby left in pickup; grandmother charged

A 19-month-old baby was found alone locked in a pickup truck sitting in Sam's Club parking lot after more than seven hours Friday.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Regents to rule on Darton bid

The University System of Georgia's Board of Regents will vote next week on Darton College's request to offer a four-year nursing program.- Terry Lewis, staff writer

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National spotlight shines on Albany mother

Mary Tyson lost both of her parents by the time she was 18 and took a vow to raise her eight siblings.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Golf cart bill signed into law

Gov. Nathan Deal signed SB 240 on Thursday.