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Four Lee County standouts sign college scholarships

Baseball standout Hayes signs with Savannah State; Bell, Yarbrough, Kendrick sign with junior colleges

Chris Hayes was one of four Lee County High School signees who inked a college scholarship Friday morning in the school media center.

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LORAN SMITH: Golf writer Jenkins a special storyteller

Dan Jenkins, the celebrated writer with a word processor every bit as gifted as Bobby Jones once described O. B. Keeler’s typewriter, would scoff at the notion of iconic status, but the recurring interview requests this week refute any and all of his disclaimers.

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Glover’s big game leads Deerfield past Southland

Knights beat Southland, 11-1, in five innings

Deerfield’s Justin Glover hits two homers in the third inning and is sharp on the mound to lead the Knights past Southland on Friday.

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Monroe girls, Westover boys take Westover Relays

Monroe girls win easily, Westover boys surge late

The Lady Tornadoes were in firm control Friday night at the Westover Relays, running away with an easy victory, while the Westover boys pulled away late.

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Young's four runs spark Mets past Braves

Mets left fielder Eric Young, who entered Thursday's game against Atlanta hitting just .154, had three hits, including a triple, stole three bases and scored four times as the Mets defeated the Braves 6-4 to take the three-game series at Turner Field.

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Albany's Lockette being investigated by Miami police

Ricardo Lockette, Colin Kaepernick and Quinton Patton are being investigated

Albany native and former Monroe star Ricardo Lockette is one of three NFL players being investigated by Miami police for an incident that happened earlier this month. (ADDS: Full incident report .pdf)

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Haas leads balanced Masters leaderboard after opening-round 68

Bill Haas’ 68 tops the leaderboard after the opening round of the 2014 Masters

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O'Neal leading Patriots into Westover Relays

O’Neal is one of Southwest Georgia’s top shot putters

Westover’s Chris O’Neal has consistently improved during his short career, and his success will make his Patriots one of the favorites on the boys side tonight as the Westover Relays begin at 4 p.m. at Hugh Mills Stadium.

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LORAN SMITH: Palmer, Nicklaus and Player always have a home at Augusta National

Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player usher in the 2014 Masters

Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player started the 2014 Masters on Thursday with their annual morning drives from the No. 1 tee, and Herald guest columnist Loran Smith was there to soak in the atmosphere at Augusta National.

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COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Darton softball returns from break, sweeps South Georgia

Lady Cavs stretch winning streak to eight

Starting pitcher Sommar Wright threw a one-hitter in the opener to lead the Lady Cavs to an 8-0 victory against South Georgia, and then Darton rolled to an 11-4 victory in the second game. (ADDS: Albany State softball swept by Valdosta State)

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Amtmann's surprise start keys Darton's win

Darton State beats Andrew College, 8-1

Darton freshman pitcher Cole Amtmann was told minutes before Thursday’s game against Andrew College that he would get the start, and he responded with his best outing of the year.

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American flag catches fire during Atlanta Braves' opening day ceremony

Fireworks honoring the legendary Atlanta Braves slugger Hank Aaron on Tuesday night brought sparks way too close to the American Flag at Turner Field.

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Hawks rally past Celtics

Jeff Teague had 19 points and eight assists and Kyle Korver scored 17 points as host Atlanta got a critical victory vs. Boston.

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Santana impressive in Braves debut

Atlanta beats New York Mets, 4-3

Braves pitcher Ervin Santana allowed three hits and no walks in eight scoreless innings during his debut on Wednesday. The Braves beat the Mets, 4-3.

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MASTERS: Tiger missing but not forgotten

Tiger Woods is missing the Masters for the first time in 20 years, but the 38-year-old American still commands attention at Augusta National.

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LORAN SMITH: Augusta National is a place to reconnect with old friends

Loran Smith writes about his conversation with Verne Lundquist and Bill Griffin

Herald guest columnist Loran Smith meets up with old friends at Augusta National, including CBS announcer Verne Lundquist.

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