College Baseball


Tyler hurls Jaguars to 'Challenge' win

In Florence, S.C., Chris Tyler pitched Augusta State to its first win of the season with a 4-1 victory over Coker on Friday on the first day of the South Atlantic Challenge.

The Jaguars had lost their first four games while Coker had won its first three.

In the three-day, round-robin event that pits Peach Belt Conference teams against South Atlantic Conference teams, Tyler struck out eight and allowed 10 hits. The Cobras' lone run came in the eighth inning on a passed ball.

Scott Strickland pitched the ninth for the save.

Kevin Owens and freshman Caleb Saggus each had three hits for the Jaguars.

Augusta State meets St. Andrews at 6 tonight and will take on Limestone at noon on Sunday.

- In Aiken, Lincoln Memorial scored two runs in the top of the ninth to hand sixth-ranked USC Aiken an 8-6 loss.

It was the first loss of the season for the Pacers (1-1). Lincoln Memorial is 2-1.

Chris Grandinetti had three hits and Nick Aranas two for the Pacers in the first game of the three-game weekend series.

Justin Fry, who relieved starter Jeremy Smith in the fourth inning, took the loss.

The teams meet at 1 p.m. today and again at 1 p.m. on Sunday.


Ex-Bulldog, Falcon loses cancer battle

Former University of Georgia All-America offensive tackle Jim Wilson died in Atlanta on Monday after a battle with cancer. He was 67.

Wilson lettered at Georgia in 1962-64 and played on Vince Dooley's first team in 1964, earning first team All-America honors. He was named the Most Valuable Lineman in the 1964 Sun Bowl game and played in the 1965 College All-Star game and the Senior Bowl.

He went on to an NFL career with the San Francisco 49ers (1965-66), Atlanta Falcons (1967), and Los Angeles Rams (1968-71). After his football career ended, Wilson went into professional wrestling, where he known as "Big Jim" Wilson in the NWA.

Services will be conducted Feb. 13 at 3 p.m. at Peachtree Presbyterian Church in Atlanta.


Tsonga, Ferrer win in the quarterfinals

In Johannesburg, seeded favorites Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and David Ferrer cruised to easy wins and spots in the SA Tennis Open semifinals.

- In Perth, Australia, Australia moved on with its third 3-0 win in a row, while New Zealand needed a three-set doubles victory Friday to advance to the final of the Fed Cup Asia/Oceania Group 1 playoff.

- In Vina Del Mar, Chile, second-seeded Tommy Robredo rallied to defeat Juan Ignacio Chela 0-6, 6-3, 6-4, advancing to the semifinals of the Movistar Open.

Winter Sports

American ends run of Germans in luge

In Lake Placid, N.Y., American Erin Hamlin stunned the sport, handing the Germans their first loss in 99 races.

The German women last lost on Nov. 29, 1997, at Koenigssee, Germany.

- In Val D'isere, France, American Lindsey Vonn was disqualified from the slalom for splitting a gate in the super-combi at the world championships, where she was the overwhelming favorite. Austria's Kathrin Zettel was the surprise winner.

College Basketball

Paine women are foiled in upset bid

In Atlanta, the Paine College women threw a scare into powerful Clark Atlanta before falling 65-61 on Thursday night.

Paine (5-14, 4-12 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) was led by Brittany Pevey's 18 points and 12 rebounds.

Shantree Moss had 18 points for Clark Atlanta (18-2- 14-1).

In the men's game, Paine fell behind early and never recovered, losing 77-58. Julian English led Paine (7-14, 6-12) with 18 points.



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