Pair fire 69s in first round of city junior

Greyson Sigg made birdie on the first hole and was on his way in Saturday's first round of the Augusta City Junior Championship at Forest Hills Golf Club.

Sigg, 13, shot 3-under-par 69 to lead the 12-13 age group. He had four birdies and one bogey (on No. 17).

That score was matched by Cody Shafer , 15, in the boys 14-15. Shafer had six birdies and three bogeys.

Those two age groups played from the 6,400-yard white tees.

The 6,700-yard blue tees were used by the 16-18 age group and three players -- Jacob Tilton, Nathan Guy and Chase Parker -- shot 71s.

Carter Mobley shot 2-over 38 to lead the boys 10-11 division and Megan Sabol had 46 to lead the girls division. Those two divisions played the 5,100-yard green tees.

The final round will be played today.

Minor League Baseball

Bumgarner notches his 12th win of year

In Greensboro, N.C., Madison Bumgarner picked up his 12th victory of the season as Augusta blanked Greensboro, 5-0.

Bumgarner allowed six hits and struck out eight in eight innings of work. Mitchell Lively worked a scoreless ninth.

Dayton Buller and Andrew Davis had two-run homers.

Horse Racing

Arlington Million is won by Spirit One

In Arlington Heights, Ill., French-based Spirit One won the 26th running of the Arlington Million, leading from start to finish for an upset victory over an international field of seven turf horses.

Archipenko was second and Mount Nelson third.

Ioritz Mendizabal was the winning jockey.

The victory earned Spirit One an automatic starting berth in the Breeders' Cup Turf.


Lakers expect to sign Chinese guard

The Los Angeles Lakers agreed to terms with guard Sun Yue , who is playing for China and will face Kobe Bryant and the U.S. men's team today in the Beijing Olympics.

Lakers spokesman John Black declined Saturday to discuss details of the terms and said it could be some time before a contract is signed.

"It could be weeks, it could be days," he said.

The 6-foot-9, 212-pound Sun was the Lakers' second-round draft pick last year. He played with the Aoshen club in Beijing and with the Chinese national team before the Olympics.

Sun has played mostly point guard in China but Black wouldn't specify his role with the Lakers, saying it was a coaching decision. Derek Fisher and Jordan Farmar were the top two point guards when the Lakers lost to Boston in the NBA Finals.

The Lakers are considering moving Bryant to small forward and making frontcourt player Lamar Odom a guard.

College Basketball

Gamecocks take overseas opener

In Benesov, Czech Republic, Devan Downey scored 18 of his 21 points in the first half as South Carolina beat Benesov Basketball Club 99-57 on Saturday night.

Former Josey player Dominique Archie had 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Gamecocks.

Zam Fredrick had 15 points and Mitchell Carter added 12 for the Gamecocks.

This was the first of four overseas exhibition games for South Carolina. The Gamecocks' next game is at Bratislava, Slovakia, tonight.


Fish is ousted in Los Angeles semis

In Los Angeles, Juan Martin del Potro defeated Mardy Fish 6-2, 6-1 in the semifinals of the Countrywide Classic.

Fish will meet the winner of the Andy Roddick-Denis Gremelmayr semifinal match.



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