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Security Enhanced For Peachtree Road Race

City leaders and organizers of the upcoming AJC Peachtree Road Race say they will be taking enhanced security measures for the annual race in the wake of the bombings at the Boston marathon.

Rain Won't Cancel Athens Bike Race

The annual Twilight Criterium race will take place Saturday in Athens, rain or shine. “It may dampen spirits slightly, but everything will go on,” said Bill Overend, chair of the Athens Twilight Foundation.

NFL Draft Showcasing Georgia Talent

Two players from the state of Georgia made it into the national spotlight Thursday night as they were chosen in the NFL Draft. University of Georgia standout Jarvis Jones was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Fellow linebacker Alec Ogletree was drafted by the St. Louis Rams.

Top Choice For Stadium Design ID’d

The Kansas City-based architecture firm that designed the new stadium shared by the New York Jets and Giants is the top choice to design a new stadium for the Atlanta Falcons.

Sanford Stadium Concert To Cover Upgrades

A concert held last weekend at the University of Georgia’s Sanford Stadium was an immediate success for those both on campus and off. The country concert featured Georgia artists Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and Thomas Rhett as well as Florida native Jake Owen.

Tiger Gets A Reprieve

Tiger Woods got a reprieve Saturday in the Masters when he was given a two-shot penalty for a bad drop but allowed to stay in the tournament.

Garcia, Leishman Shoot 66 For Masters Lead

Sergio Garcia has turned in a bogey-free round to claim a share of the Masters lead. Garcia shot a 6-under 66 Thursday, leaving him tied with Marc Leishman and matching the Spaniard's best score ever at Augusta National.

Woods Favored, Challengers Aplenty At Masters

With ceremonial tee shots from three of golf's greatest players, the Masters has started on an overcast day. Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player — with 13 green jackets between them — each struck a ball off the first tee to begin the first major of the year Thursday.

Scalpers Selling Masters Badges On Highways

Police in Augusta say scalpers have set up shop along a local interstate trying to sell badges to the Masters golf tournament.

Masters Week Begins, Housing Packed

Practice rounds for the Masters Tournament begin Monday at Augusta National Golf Club.