Former Jag helps Scotland win title

In Adelaide, Australia, former Augusta State golfer Wallace Booth helped Scotland claim a nine-stroke victory at the 2008 World Amateur Team Championship.

Scotland finished with a 20-under-par total of 560, the second-best score since three-player teams were instituted in 2002.

The U.S. team finished in second, nine shots back. The team from Sweden, which featured current Jaguar Henrik Norlander , was third, an additional five back.

American Rickie Fowler was the low scorer at 10-under 280.

- In Gulf Shores, Ala., Augusta State men's golf coach Josh Gregory went 1-1 on the second day of the Southeastern Challenge Match and Georgia won the event for the fifth year in a row.

Georgia won 15 of its 24 matches in the final round and had a total of 261/2 points, five more than Alabama. Florida had 15 points.

Gregory never trailed in his match with Alabama's Bart Barnes en route to a 2-up victory at Kiva Dunes Golf Course. Florida's Garrett Morrison beat Gregory 3 and 2.


Venus wins Zurich for 2nd title of year

In Zurich, Switzerland, Venus Williams won the Zurich Open for her second singles title of the season.

Williams beat Italy's Flavia Pennetta 7-6 (1), 6-2 to take the tournament she last won as a teenager in 1999.

- In Madrid, Spain, fourth-ranked Andy Murray beat Gilles Simon of France 6-4, 7-6 (6) to win the Madrid Masters.

The U.S. Open finalist became the first Briton to win four titles in a season. He will be the first Briton in the Open era since Fred Perry in 1936 to finish the year at No. 4.

College Basketball

Report: 7-foot-7 player out for year

UNC Asheville's Kenny George , at 7-foot-7 the nation's tallest college basketball player, will not play this year amid reports part of his right foot was amputated.

George needed surgery after contracting a staph infection, the Asheville Citizen-Times reported. ESPN.com said the 22-year-old player had surgery three weeks ago and is expected to remain in an Iowa hospital for at least a month.

George's height and weight -- he was listed at 360 pounds and wore size 26 shoes last season -- is the result of an overactive pituitary gland.

- In Indianapolis, former Tennessee basketball star Nicky Anosike was honored as the NCAA Woman of the Year.

Anosike helped guide the Lady Vols to consecutive NCAA championships in 2007 and '08.


Washington wins at Head of the Charles

In Cambridge, Mass., the University of Washington overcame gusty crosswinds to win the men's championship eights, the featured race on the second day of competition at the 44th annual Head of the Charles Regatta.

Washington edged the French national team, rowing as Pole France Aviron Nancy, by 21/2 seconds in 14 minutes, 28 seconds on the 3-mile upstream course.

The London Training Center, a Canadian entry, won the women's eights by 12 seconds, beating Dutch entry ASR Nereus.

Horse Racing

Golden Yank snaps streak at 8 losses

In Oklahoma City, Golden Yank ended an eight-race losing streak by pulling away in the stretch to win the $350,000 Oklahoma Derby at Remington Park.

Ridden by Jamie Theriot , the Kentucky-bred son of Yankee Gentleman won by 13/4 lengths over favorite Tiz Now Tiz Then . Golden Yank prevailed in 1:50.47.

- In New York, Thunders Dove stretched her winning streak to four, finishing 81/4 lengths ahead of Boca Grande in the $77,450 Vivano Stakes for fillies and mares at Belmont Park.

- In Arcadia, Calif., Mi Chiamano Mia beat favorite Alpha Kitten by 11/4 lengths in the $82,800 Anoakia Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Santa Anita's Oak Tree meeting.



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