College Baseball


Weather postpones games across South

The drenching rain and approach of snow forced the postponement of Clemson's first game at South Carolina's new baseball stadium. No makeup date has been announced.

The clubs played at Clemson on Saturday, with rain delaying the start for nearly two hours before the teams could take the field. South Carolina won, 3-1.

Georgia Tech's series finale against Rutgers in Atlanta was also canceled. The Yellow Jackets swept a doubleheader with the Scarlet Knights on Saturday.

Augusta State's Peach Belt Conference road series with Georgia College & State, scheduled for Sunday and today, was rescheduled. It will be played May 2-3.

- In Tucson, Ariz., former Greenbrier standout Rich Poythress had three hits and Georgia scored five runs in the first two innings to complete a sweep of Arizona with a 10-5 win.

The 12th-ranked Bulldogs improved to 8-0, their best start since 2000.

- In Aiken, USC Aiken won both games of a doubleheader with Shippensburg on Saturday, winning the opener 15-12 and the second game 9-6.

Travis Cummings had a combined nine RBI for the Pacers (7-8), including a school-record seven RBI in Game 1.

Winter Sports

Vonn extends lead in overall standings

In Bansko, Bulgaria, Lindsey Vonn won her fourth consecutive women's World Cup super-G race, increasing the American's lead in the overall standings.

Vonn leads Maria Riesch by 391 points. Riesch tied for 13th Sunday.

- In Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, Julien Lizeroux of France won a men's World Cup slalom for his second victory of the season, and Ivica Kostelic of Croatia finished 11th and retained a narrow lead in the overall standings.

American Ted Ligety , who won Saturday's giant slalom, skied out on the first run.

- In Mora, Sweden, Daniel Tynell broke away with about five kilometers to go and won the Vasaloppet cross-country ski marathon for the third time.

Sandra Hansson won the women's race for the second year in a row, finishing in 4:43.13.

- In Liberec, Czech Republic, Petter Northug sprinted away from his rivals again to win the men's 50-kilometer freestyle race for his third gold medal at the Nordic skiing world championships.


Capitals' Boudreau fires back at Cherry

Canadian TV analyst Don Cherry's criticism of reigning NHL MVP Alex Ovechkin's exuberant goal celebrations led Washington Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau to fire back at the bombastic personality.

"He's a friend of mine. And he's an idol of mine. I mean, I love what Don Cherry has stood for, for 30 years. I just think that even the smartest people in the world are wrong sometimes, and I just thought he was wrong," Boudreau said Sunday. "Because he doesn't know Alex like we know Alex."

After some recent back-and-forth trash talk between Ovechkin and Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby , Cherry came down on the Russian on Saturday during his "Coach's Corner" segment of Hockey Night in Canada on the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.

Cherry was critical of the way Ovechkin celebrates when he scores, which can include fist pumps, leg kicks and face-first jumps into the glass.


Becker will marry girlfriend in June

Three-time Wimbledon champion Boris Becker told a live television audience that he will marry Dutch girlfriend Lilly Kerssenberg on June 12 in Switzerland.

On the popular German variety show Wetten dass ... (Bet you ... ), Becker acknowledged he had "taken a wrong turn" last summer, when he announced his engagement to Sandy Meyer-Woelden , the daughter of his late former manager. It was broken off after a few weeks, and he has been forgiven by Kerssenberg.

Becker has two sons with his former wife and a daughter from a brief relationship with a model.



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