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Bulldogs Traveling To Washington For NCAAs

ATHENS, Ga. -- The 11th-ranked Georgia men's swimming and diving team will travel across the country this week for the NCAA Championships.

The NCAAs will take place Thursday through Saturday at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Wash. The Bulldogs and their fellow competitors will be in action at 2 p.m. for trials and 10 p.m. for finals each day.

The Bulldogs will have eight swimmers in this week's meet: seniors Michael Arnold and Peter Benner; junior Martin Grodzki; sophomores Will Freeman, Andrew Gemmell and Doug Reynolds; and freshmen Nic Fink and Jared Markham.

The Bulldogs have finished in the top 10 four straight years and seven times in the past eight seasons.

ATHENS | UGA tailback Thomas to transfer for senior year

ATHENS, Ga. (WXIA) - UGA head football coach Mark Richt said Tuesday in a release that tailback Carlton Thomas has decided to transfer to another school for his upcoming senior year.

"Carlton came to me recently to discuss his thoughts," said Richt in the release. "I understand his decision and appreciate all the contributions he's made to our program. We wish him nothing but the very best in continuing his football career."

Thomas is from Frostproof, Fla., and has played in 27 games for the Bulldogs, running 159 carries for 725 yards and four touchdowns. His career includes two starts for UGA.

Mega Millions rises to $241M for Tuesday night

ATLANTA (WXIA) - Tuesday's Mega Millions jackpot has jumped to an estimated $241 million for Tuesday's drawing after no one matched all the winning numbers drawn last Friday night.

Friday's winning numbers were 28, 29, 43, 51, 53 and the Mega Ball 7. Two Georgia Mega Millions players, one in Norcross and another in Kingsland, won $10,000 Friday, and one player in Fairburn won $30,000.

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The jackpot has rolled over 15 times since the last jackpot was awarded in late January.

A single winning ticket in Tuesday's drawing could net a winner about $9.2 million a year for the next 26 years under the annuity option, or a single payment under the cash option of about $171 million - before taxes.

Starbucks opens first juice store

Starbucks opens first juice store

SEATTLE -- Starbucks Corp. is pushing beyond coffee with the opening of its first Evolution Fresh Inc. juice store, the company said Monday.

Starbucks, which is looking for new businesses in which to grow, purchased the California-based juice maker in November for $30 million. The new Evolution Fresh store is in Bellevue, Wash.

Aside from juices, Evolution Fresh shops will have wraps, soups, salads, and vegetarian and vegan options.

Starbucks said Evolution Fresh drinks, already available in grocery stores, will make their way into Starbucks' company-owned stores later this year.

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Federer tops Isner for 4th Indian Wells title

Indian Wells, CA (Sports Network) - Roger Federer beat John Isner in straight sets Sunday to win the BNP Paribas Masters for a fourth time.

Federer needed 81 minutes to beat Isner 7-6 (9-7), 6-3 one day after knocking off rival Rafael Nadal in two sets to reach the final of the $4.695 million event.

It was Federer's first win at the tournament since he captured three in a row from 2004-06. He took home $1 million for the victory, his third of the season and 73rd of his career.

Isner, the 26-year-old American, was chasing his fourth career title and first of the season after beating defending champion and world No. 1 Novak Djokovic on Saturday.

Federer fired seven aces and saved three break points, winning 33-of-35 points on his first serve to improve to 3-1 against the 6-foot-9 American.

The Swiss star's only loss to Isner came in a Davis Cup shocker last month and he has rattled off 15 straight wins since then.

Lady Bulldogs Fall to Red Foxes

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The No. 21 Georgia Lady Bulldogs (22-9) fell to the Marist Red Foxes (26-7), 76-70, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, Sunday afternoon.

"Obviously we're disappointed with the outcome of the ballgame, but we want to congratulate Marist for doing such a good job with what they do," said head coach Andy Landers. "They're very good with their motion offense. They can hurt you in a number of different ways. Today, they hurt us with the drive. Our defense wasn't very good and they were very good with executing their drive options which led to layups and fouls. At the end of the day, that's the way the game was decided."

Tennessee Takes Down Dawgs

ATHENS, Ga. -- The 18th-ranked Georgia Bulldogs missed out on an SEC sweep as Tennessee posted a 3-0 win Sunday at Foley Field.

It was the second time this season that the Bulldogs have been shut out, the first being last weekend against then No. 16 UCLA. After racking up 14 runs on 24 in the first two games of the series, the Bulldogs (15-6, 2-1 SEC) struggled to get anything going on offense. Tennessee right-hander Nick Williams (2-2), normally the Volunteer closer, made his first career start, and gave up just two hits in six innings pitched.