College Baseball


Games canceled in tornado's aftermath

In Americus, Ga., Augusta State's three-game series with Georgia Southwestern was canceled after a tornado caused extensive damage to the South Georgia town.

Georgia Southwestern has canceled all athletic events involving the school until further notice.

The Jaguars were scheduled to play the Peach Belt Conference foe this weekend. The Augusta State softball team's doubleheader slated for Sunday was also canceled.

No makeup dates have been announced for the baseball series of softball twin bill.

- In Aiken, shortstop Matt Joehnk had two hits and knocked in a pair of runs to lead No. 13 USC Aiken (13-3) over Chowan 8-2 at Roberto Hernandez Stadium.

- In Athens, Ga., Georgia (4-5) jumped out to an early three-run lead but fell to Southern California (11-7) 4-3 at Foley Field.

- In Atlanta, Brad Feltes and Patrick Long both hit grand slams and Luke Murton delivered a late three-run homer as No. 14 Georgia Tech beat Rutgers 18-12 at Russ Chandler Stadium.

College Softball

Jaguars drop pair to No. 18 Lenoir-Rhyne

In Hickory, N.C., Augusta State dropped both games in a doubleheader against No. 18 Lenoir-Rhyne at Bears Field, dropping the Jaguars to 8-9.

In Game One, Amy Dumas gave up an unearned run in the bottom of the eighth inning for a 1-0 loss.

The Bears (11-1) scored four runs in the fifth inning to take Game 2, 5-0.

The Jaguars return to action Wednesday, playing host to USC Aiken in a doubleheader at 2 p.m.

College Basketball

Jags to hold party for selection show

The No. 17 Augusta State men's basketball team has planned a NCAA Tournament Selection Show Party at 9 p.m. Sunday in the ballroom of the Jaguar Student Activities Center.

The Peach Belt Conference regular-season champions are expected to receive their first bid since the 2001-2002 season.

The tournament field will be officially announced at 10:30 p.m. on a live Webcast at www.ncaasports.com.


Ruling takes Blake out of Vegas event

In Las Vegas, top-seeded James Blake was removed from the quarterfinals of the Tennis Channel Open after ATP Tour officials reversed a ruling that had allowed him to advance due to a competitor's withdrawal during round-robin play.

Evgeny Korolev took Blake's place against Sam Querrey, and ATP officials released a statement blaming the confusion on "an incorrect variation of ATP rules."

- In Doha, Qatar, top-seeded Justine Henin rallied to beat fourth-seeded Jelena Jankovic of Serbia 6-7 (5), 6-2, 6-4 to advance to the final of the Qatar Open.

Henin will play today against second-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova, who had one break in the first set and three in the second to beat sixth-seeded Daniela Hantuchova 6-4, 6-2 in the other semifinal.

- In Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Roger Federer beat Tommy Haas in straight sets 6-4, 7-5 to reach his fifth consecutive Dubai Open final.

Federer will next face Mikhail Youzhny, who reached his second consecutive tournament final by beating Sweden's Robin Soderling 7-5, 6-2.

Winter Sports

World Cup titles go to Begg-Smith, Heil

In Voss, Norway, Olympic champions Dale Begg-Smith of Australia won the moguls and Jennifer Heil of Canada topped the women's event to clinch the season World Cup titles.

- In Tarvisio, Italy, Julia Mancuso is holding steady in the race for the overall World Cup trophy while her Austrian rivals continue to clinch discipline titles.

Also, Austrian skier Kathrin Zettel will miss the rest of the World Cup season after breaking her leg in a crash.



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