News for Sunday, July 22, 2012


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AUTO RACING ROUNDUP: Sadler wins Nationwide Chicago; Castroneves wins IRL events in Canada

Favorite Danica Patrick finishes 14th at Chicagoland, while Elliot Sadler storms to Sunday's NASCAR Nationwide victory.

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Roddick drops first set in Atlanta ATP title match, storms back for 32nd career championship

Andy Roddick gets blown out by Giles Muller, 6-1, in the first set, then rallies to win the Atlanta Open on Sunday.

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OLYMPICS: U.S. men's, women's hoops teams stay unbeaten in London tune-ups

The American men's basketball team struggles --- but survives --- its latest Olympic tune-up Sunday against Argentina, 86-80, while the U.S. women rout Turkey.

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SUMMER OLYMPIC COUNTDOWN --- 4 DAYS: IOC prez Rogge refuses to honor 40-year anniversary of Munich victims in London opening ceremonies

International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge says that the opening ceremonies of the Summer Games in London is neither the time or place to honor the 11 Israeli athletes who were killed 40 years ago at the Games in Munich, Germany.

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TOUR DE FRANCE: Wiggins becomes first Brit to win cycling's Super Bowl

Bradley Wiggins does the expected and wins the Tour de France on Sunday, becoming the first Englishman to win cycling's biggest race.

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Down goes Paterno: Penn State moves iconic statue from front of stadium

After much debate, Penn State president Rodney Erickson decides Sunday that legendary football coach --- and the NCAA's all-time wins leader --- Joe Paterno will have his iconic statue taken down outside the school's stadium and moved inside.

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WG&L quick to solve oxygen issue

A mistaken interruption of electricity causes a temporary lack of oxygen for an Albany doctor.

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Election 2012: State Court Judge - Christopher Warren

Warren focuses campaign on youths

An Albany attorney who was raised in the inner city of our nation's capital is seeking to rise to a State Court judgeship.

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Election 2012: State Court Judge - Victoria Darrisaw

Darrisaw running on record

Dougherty County's current Magistrate judge is running to replace outgoing State Court Judge John Salter.

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BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Jurrjens stinks it up (again) as Nats crush Braves, 9-2; Larkin, Santo enter HOF

Braves starter Jair Jurrjens made a strong return to the majors a few weeks ago at Boston, but since then he's been awful, including Sunday when he's chased by the Nationals after just 2 1/3 innings in a 9-2 loss as Atlanta splits a crucial NL East series with Washington.

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BRITISH OPEN: Scott joins unenviable list of players to collapse in majors

It's never a good thing when you're lumped in the same category with Jean Van de Velde, but Adam Scott's collapse at the British Open on Sunday did just that.

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Oh, Adam

Sunday's final round of the British Open won't be remembered for Ernie Els' steady play down the stretch which delivered him his fourth career major championship, but rather Adam Scott's historic meltdown as he squanders a four-shot lead with four holes to play --- going bogey-bogey-bogey-bogey --- to miss winning his first major title.

Cornelius McDowell

Cornelius McDowell, Albany, died July 21, 2012

Shirley Ann Larrett Potter

Shirley Ann Larrett Potter, 85, Mt. Pleasant, SC, died July 21, 2012

Emmitt Hill

Emmitt Hill, 89, Albany, died July 21, 2012

Fred Freeney, Sr.

Fred Freeney, Sr., Albany, died July 22, 2012

Betty Joe Willingham

Betty Joe Willingham, 81, Hopeful, died July 21, 2012

Mylissa Smith Hall

Mylissa Smith Hall, 77, Fitzgerald, died July 21, 2012

Ethel Pearl Brown

Ethel Pearl Brown, 82, Dawson, died July 18, 2012

Scott Harper

Scott Harper, 45, Albany, died July 21, 2012

Richard Eugene Martin

Richard Eugene Martin, 62, Albany, died July 21, 2012

Libby Womack

Libby Womack, 67, Albany, died July 22, 2012

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Winging it

Larry Cornelius’ winding road has led him to Mitchell County, where he takes over a program left bare that he hopes will take flight with the Wing-T.

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Braves split with Nats, stay 2.5 back in NL East

Ben Sheets stays hot and pitches the Braves to a win in the opener of a doubleheader against the Nationals, who win the second game, 5-2.

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Roddick beats Isner to advance to Atlanta Open finals vs. Muller

Andy Roddick advances to the championship match of the Atlanta Open with a semifinal win Saturday night against former Georgia star John Isner.