College Baseball


No. 8 Pacers roll past Railsplitters

In Aiken, left-hander Danny Wissmann tossed five shutout innings as USC Aiken romped to a 10-0 win over Lincoln Memorial on Saturday.

Wissmann allowed two hits and had seven strikeouts.
Matt Bosse, Ben Donath and Sean Miller had two RBI apiece for the eighth-ranked Pacers (2-0).

Zac Butler took the loss for the Railsplitters (0-2).

The Pacers will go for the series sweep today in a 3 p.m. game at Roberto Hernandez Stadium.

• In St. Augustine, Fla., Flagler completed a dominant sweep of Paine in the season-opening series.

The Saints took a doubleheader Sunday, winning the first game 18-0 and the nightcap 1-0.

Lorenzo Butler drove in three runs for Flagler (3-0) in the first game.

In the second game, Brandon Jackson allowed just one run on seven hits for Paine (0-3) in a hard-luck loss.

Igor Baez scored on a fielder’s choice in the sixth inning for Flagler.

The Lions were outscored 42-1 in the three-game



Rondo shines as Celtics stop skid

In Boston, Rajon Rondo had season highs with 19 points and 10 assists, and the Boston Celtics snapped a four-game losing streak with a 96-89 win over the Orlando Magic on Sunday.

Jared Sullinger scored seven of his 21 points in the fourth quarter for the Celtics, who let a 12-point lead slip to one in the final period before pulling away at the end.

Brandon Bass had 19 points and nine rebounds and Avery Bradley scored 17 in his return after missing five games with a sprained ankle.

Jeff Green was the only Boston starter not to score in double figures as the Celtics won for the third time in four games against the Magic, who have lost four of five.

Arron Afflalo had 18 points and Nikola Vucevic finished with 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Magic, who lost their 11th consecutive road game.


Winter Sports

Ligety earns win in giant slalom

In St. Moritz, Switzerland, Ted Ligety, of the United States, put together two nearly flawless runs to win a World Cup giant slalom on Sunday, the last men’s race before the Sochi Olympics.

Ligety, a two-time world champion in the event, was a massive 1.51 seconds faster than Marcel Hirscher in the combined time.

• In Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, Frida Hansdotter won her first women’s World Cup race in heavy snow Sunday after American teen Mikaela Shiffrin failed to hold on to her opening-run lead.

Hansdotter, who trailed Shiffrin by 0.31 seconds going into the final run, finished in an overall time of 1 minute, 50.17 seconds.

• In Willingen, Germany, world champion Kamil Stoch won the last ski jump World Cup event before the Sochi Olympics to reclaim his lead in the overall standings Sunday.

Stoch soared 147 meters in his first jump and 145 in his second for a total of 271.4 points.



Russian claims victory in Paris

In Paris, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova beat third-seeded Sara Errani 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 on Sunday in the final of the Open GDF Suez for her sixth career title.

The Russian captured her first title of the season and her first since winning  the Portugal Open in May 2013.



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