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NORTH AUGUSTA - It took four years, but Georgia Regents is king of disc golf once again.

NEW YORK - Jordan Walden got the final out with the bases loaded after Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez pulled star closer Craig Kimbrel, and the Braves held off the New York Mets 7-5 Saturday night.

Woodside Plantation in Aiken has been added to the spring/summer amateur golf series that has been known by three names since its inception in 1988.

In Lexington, Ky., Brandon Bednar homered to lead the Augusta GreenJackets to a 5-2 victory over the Lexington Legends on Saturday night.

INDIANAPOLIS - Jeff Teague scored a playoff career-high 28 points and Paul Millsap added 25 as eighth-seeded Atlanta rolled past top-seeded Indiana 101-93 on Saturday night, taking a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.

DULUTH, Ga. - Miguel Angel Jimenez, extending his impressive Champions Tour debut, shot 2-under-par 70 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead over defending champion Bernhard Langer into the final round of the Greater Gwinnett Championship.

ST. LOUIS - Defenseman Barret Jackman scored on a drive through traffic, giving the St. Louis Blues their second consecutive 4-3 overtime victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday for a 2-0 series lead.

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Luke Donald had an eagle and six birdies to shoot 66 on Saturday and take a two-stroke lead over John Huh after three rounds at Harbour Town Golf Links.

DALLAS - Tyler Seguin's week away from Dallas felt a little longer, probably because it included a pair of one-goal losses at Anaheim to start a first-round playoff series.

BOSTON - Shalane Flanagan grew up in nearby Marblehead with a reverence for the Boston Marathon and dreamed, like many locals and foreign runners alike, that she would win the race someday. Her goal has changed now. But only a little.

SAN ANTONIO - While San Antonio Spurs steamrolled toward their fourth 60-win season in 11 years, coach Gregg Popovich was asked if there is a secret formula for the franchise's almost unfathomable run of excellence.

LOS ANGELES - Klay Thompson scored 22 points, David Lee added 20 and the Golden State Warriors got Blake Griffin and Chris Paul in foul trouble to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 109-105 on Saturday in their playoff opener.

MIAMI - If the Miami Heat are going to watch their season and reign atop the NBA end at the hands of the Charlotte Bobcats, then fates of the franchises will have to change in a hurry. Upset odds look miniscule.

NORTH AUGUSTA - It took four years, but Georgia Regents is king of disc golf once again.

Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri let loose a profanity about the Brooklyn Nets during a pregame address meant to pump up a group of fans outside Air Canada Centre before Saturday's opening game of the NBA playoffs.

Letting go of a lost chance at history takes time. It’s still hard to think about the 2009 British Open when Tom Watson was a par away from winning a sixth claret jug. A week ago, the Masters Tournament stage was ripe for another helluva story. 

For the fourth annual Junior Invitational at Sage Valley, Tom Wyatt and his team of volunteers have assembled another stellar field.

Precocious and prolific, with a predilection for the prodigious, Miami Marlins star Giancarlo Stanton has never had a start like this.

SHANGHAI - Lewis Hamilton maintained Mercedes' perfect record in qualifying this season, holding off the two Red Bull's to capture his third pole position of the campaign Saturday at the rainy Chinese Grand Prix.

MONACO - Roger Federer ousted defending Monte Carlo Masters champion Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-2 Saturday, and the second-ranked Serb said he plans to take a break to let his injured wrist heal.

Salem left-hander Brian Johnson, a Boston Red Sox prospect, threw six perfect innings in a win over Winston-Salem on Friday night.

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