Area fighter Jones gets win in Atlanta

Augusta's Divante Jones defeated state and regional open division champion Mitch Foley in the 125-pound weight class at the 2008 Chiefs Cup in Atlanta on Saturday night.

The 16-year-old will fight in the Georgia State and Regional Championships in Atlanta on Dec. 19.


Augusta State down seven at Brickyard

In Macon, Ga., Augusta State's men's golf team shot 8-over-par 290 and is in sixth place, seven strokes behind Georgia, Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech after two rounds of the Brickyard Collegiate Championship.

The Jaguars are at 24-over 584 entering today's final round at the Brickyard at Riverside. Clemson is in fourth place, two shots back.

Augusta State was led by Jake Amo s, who is tied for eighth and four shots back. He had 1-under-par 69 after opening with 75.

- In Greensboro, N.C., Augusta State's women's golf team is in 10th place and 15 stokes back after shooting 26-over 310 in the first round of the UNGC Starmount Fall Classic.

The Lady Jaguars were led by senior Mary Carmen Betancourt , who shot 74 and tied for 10th.


Stern sees games in London before 2012

NBA commissioner David Stern said the league likely would play regular-season games in London before the British capital plays host to the 2012 Olympics.

Stern, however, also said the possibility of taking meaningful games to Europe was nowhere near a done deal.

Stern, speaking in London before the New Jersey Nets-Miami Heat preseason game at the O2 Arena, sees the Olympics as a springboard to increasing the NBA's marketability in Britain, which is one of the richest countries in the world.

The NBA has a history of playing outside North America, including a regular-season game in Tokyo in 1991.

But Stern has been hesitant to commit to anything specific in regards to Europe, while at the same time announcing a joint venture with Anschutz Entertainment Group on Sunday to build about a dozen or so NBA-style arenas in major Chinese cities.


Nalbandian claims title in Stockholm

In Stockholm, Sweden, top-seeded David Nalbandian capped a near perfect week with a 6-2, 5-7, 6-3 win over local favorite Robin Soderling in the Stockholm Open final.

Nalbandian lost only one set in five matches on the Royal Tennis Hall's hard courts. He earned his second win of the season and ninth career victory. It was also the first singles victory by an Argentine in the 40-year history of the event.

Roger Federer withdrew from the Stockholm Open, leaving Nalbandian as the top-seeded player. Defending champion Ivo Karlovic also skipped the event.

- In Vienna, Austria, Philipp Petzschner upset Gael Monfils 6-4, 6-4 in the BA Tennis Trophy final for his first ATP Tour title.

- In Moscow, top-ranked Jelena Jankovic won her third title in three weeks, beating Vera Zvonareva 6-2, 6-4 in the final of the Kremlin Cup.

Igor Kunitsyn won the men's tournament, upsetting Marat Safin 7-6 (6), 6-7 (4), 6-3 for his first ATP Tour title.

Auto Racing

Alonso comes away with a win in Japan

In Oyama, Japan, Renault's Fernando Alonso won the Japanese Grand Prix in a race that featured a collision between championship rivals Lewis Hamilton and Felipe Massa on the second lap.

Both leading drivers received pit drive-through penalties, and while Ferrari's Massa recovered to finish eighth and earn one championship point near the end of the race, McLaren's Hamilton finished out of the points in 12th.

Hamilton's championship lead was cut from seven to six points with two races remaining this season, while Ferrari moved six points ahead of McLaren in the constructors' standings.


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