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Scenes from the 79th Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club

Scenes from the 79th Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Jordan Spieth had everything go his way Thursday in the Masters, so he should have known how the shot would turn out without even asking.

In the lead and in the trees, he slashed a 7-iron toward the green and started barking instructions at the golf ball until he saw it bound onto the 14th green. He never saw it smack into the pin and settle a few feet away. He only heard one of the loudest cheers of the afternoon.

“What happened?” Spieth said to his caddie.

Something special.

With six birdies in a seven-hole stretch, Spieth flirted with a major championship record he didn’t know existed and atoned for his lone mistake with one last birdie putt for an 8-under 64. It was the best opening round at Augusta National in 19 years, gave him a three-shot lead and stole plenty of buzz from the Grand Slam bid of Rory McIlroy and the return of Tiger Woods.
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Best pictures from winter high school sports

Best pictures from winter high school sports

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The 2014/15 winter high school varsity sports season recently came to a close. The Darkroom turns back the clock to take a look at some of the best pictures taken by the Baltimore Sun Media Group during the term. These images not only show the intense competitive nature of the athletes, but also the creative approaches taken by the various photographers in documenting these events.

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Dallas Seavey wins his third Iditarod

Dallas Seavey wins his third Iditarod

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Dallas Seavey arrived in Nome, Alaska on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 to win his third Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Seavey won his third Iditarod in the last four years, beating his father, Mitch, to the finish line.

Iditarod mushers began their 1,000-mile trek across Alaska along a new route Monday, March 9 after poor trail conditions forced organizers to push the race’s start north to Fairbanks. The ceremonial start remained in Anchorage and was held on Saturday, March 7.


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The race begins in Fairbanks | Weather and the dogsled race
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Hammond basketball player to be honored at Ed Block Courage Awards

Hammond basketball player to be honored at Ed Block Courage Awards

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To hear him tell it, Essien Ture loves basketball more than most things. That’s why it was devastating when the Hammond High School junior found out last spring that he would have to have part of his right leg amputated due to blood clots.

But his love for the game led him forward, and despite needing a prosthetic, he still made Hammond’s varsity team in the fall. Ture’s perseverance has led him to be honored at the Ed Block Courage Awards on Monday, March 16.

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Mt. Hebron break dancers step it up for halftime shows

Mt. Hebron break dancers step it up for halftime shows

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Every Tuesday and Friday after school at Mt. Hebron, a small group of students gathers in the cafeteria. The lunch tables are sidelined and the floor is covered in rubber tarp. It’s Mt. Hebron Break Dance practice.

The team has been getting more attention lately for performing during halftime at school sporting events, surprising many of their classmates with their impressive movements and routines.

But as the great LeVar Burton often said, “You don’t have to take my word for it…”

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