College Golf


Jaguar freshman ties for first place

In San Martin, Calif., Augusta State freshman Henrik Norlander shot 1-under-par 71 to share medalist honors in the CordeValle Collegiate.

Norlander finished at 5-under 211, as did Stanford's Sihwan Kim and UCLA's James Lee. Under tournament rules, there was no playoff in the event of a tie in the individual race.

Augusta State closed with 2-over-par 362 to finish fifth in its final event of the fall. In its previous fall tournaments, the Jaguars were 14th, third and tied for eighth.

For Augusta, Janne Kaske (72 on Wednesday), Ollie Bengtsson (73) and Jake Amos (76) all finished in a tie for 31st place at 221. Carter Newman had 70 to finish tied for 40th and Mitch Krywulycz had 77 for 226 and a tie for 47th.

UCLA closed with 353 to finish at 12 under for an 11-shot victory over Stanford.

Minor League Hockey

Lynx's slide is over after victory in Ohio

In Dayton, Ohio, the Augusta Lynx rallied for a 6-5 overtime victory over the Bombers, ending a long dry spell.

Augusta hadn't won a game since Oct. 20 against South Carolina.

Against Dayton, Augusta trailed 3-0 after one period. The Lynx scored three goals in the second period and two in the third to send the game into overtime.


Serena is out after one set in Spain

In Madrid, Spain, Serena Williams retired with a left knee injury after one set while defending champion Justine Henin advanced to the semifinals at the Sony Ericsson Championships.

Henin cruised past Jelena Jankovic 6-2, 6-2 at the season-ending tournament.

Williams was treated by the tournament doctor before the start of the ninth game. She retired after losing the first set 6-4 to seventh-ranked Anna Chakvetadze .

Ana Ivanovic moved closer to the final four by knocking out Daniela Hantuchova with a 6-2, 7-6 (9) win in red group play.

- The International Tennis Federation is investigating allegations that Tommy Haas was poisoned before Germany's Davis Cup match against Russia.

Haas was forced out of his match against Mikhail Youzhny with a suspected stomach virus. Russia won both reverse singles matches on Sept. 23 to win the semifinal series 3-2 and reach the Davis Cup final.

"We take this very seriously," ITF spokeswoman Barbara Travers said. "The investigation starts today."

German teammate Alexander Waske said he was told by a Russian who manages numerous athletes that it was poisoning, not a virus. Waske didn't say who the manager was.

"He said as an aside, that it was bitter that Tommy Haas was poisoned," said Waske, who answered the man by saying that it was a virus. "Thereupon he said, 'No, they poisoned him.' "

- Roger Federer will play Andy Roddick and Nikolay Davydenko in the round robin stage of the Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai, China.

The top-ranked Federer, who won his third Masters Cup title last year, was drawn to play in the Red Group, which also includes Fernando Gonzalez . The Gold Group opens play Sunday on the indoor hard courts with second-ranked Rafael Nadal facing Richard Gasquet and Novak Djokovic playing David Ferrer.


Pele: Fans misled about Beckham

Pele believes American fans were misled about what David Beckham could bring to Major League Soccer.

Amid great fanfare, the former England captain signed a five-year, $32.5 million deal with the Los Angeles Galaxy and was unveiled in July. But his greatest impact this season has been on ticket sales and merchandise, not on the field.

"They announced him as a scorer of goals," Pele said. "He isn't a goal scorer. That was a mistake."

The 32-year-old Beckham is more adept at setting up teammates than scoring goals.



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