Jags' player, coach ousted from Publinx

In Norman, Okla., Augusta State golfer Mitch Krywulycz lost 4 and 3 to Brandon Crick , of McCook, Neb., in the round of 16 on Thursday at the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship.

Augusta State men's coach Josh Gregory was eliminated in the second round.

Krywulycz, a rising junior, had defeated Julian Suri , of St. Augustine, Fla., in 20 holes in the second round, while Gregory lost 3 and 2 to Sam Lyons , of Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Top-seeded Nick Taylor reached the quarterfinals, where he'll face South Carolina sophomore Wesley Bryan today.

- In Cordova, Tenn., Augusta's Michael Green shot 71 in the rain-shortened second round of the Southern Amateur and was tied for third when play was suspended.

Green was at 137, three strokes behind leader Mark Silvers (66), of Savannah, Ga. Silvers, who birdied five of the final nine holes, held a one-shot lead over Jonathan Khan (69), of Tucson, Ariz.

Patrick Reed , of Augusta, shot 68 and was tied for 10th at 139. Rob Bennett , of Augusta, did not complete his round.


Forward Armstrong, Atlanta reach deal

The Atlanta Thrashers agreed to a new deal with restricted free agent forward Colby Armstrong on Thursday, one day after the team announced it had re-signed goalie Kari Lehtonen .


Beckham is quiet in return to the Galaxy

In East Rutherford, N.J., David Beckham returned to Major League Soccer with a whisper.

Playing in a stadium nearly three-quarters empty, the star midfielder was slow and had little role in the Los Angeles Galaxy's 3-1 victory over the New York Red Bulls on Thursday night.

In his first match since the Italian League's season finale on May 31, Beckham didn't make any crosses that created threats and didn't even take all the Galaxy corner kicks while he played.


Texas Tech QB signs deal with CFL squad

Graham Harrell is headed to the Canadian Football League.

The record-setting Texas Tech quarterback signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders after not being drafted by the NFL.


Taurasi suspended after DUI charges

The Phoenix Mercury suspended guard Diana Taurasi for two games without pay after she was cited on drunk-driving related charges.

The former Connecticut star faces three drunk-driving related charges, including extreme DUI, for a July 2 incident in which she also was cited for speeding.

Taurasi pleaded not guilty to the DUI charges and not responsible to the speeding citation.


Phelps a big winner at the ESPY Awards

Michael Phelps won a leading five ESPY Awards, including male athlete of the year, ending the five-year reign of Tiger Woods on Wednesday night.

Olympic all-around gymnastics champion Nastia Liukin won female athlete of the year.

- The American Sportscasters Association voted Lesley Visser the No. 1 female sportscaster. She was chosen from 36 finalists.

Horse Racing

Injury to favorite in Derby prompts suit

A group that owns a share of one-time Kentucky Derby favorite I Want Revenge has sued the colt's other owner, claiming he didn't disclose an injury that caused the horse to scratch the morning of the race.

IEAH Stables accuses David Lanzman of fraud, negligence and breach of fiduciary duty for failing to let his ownership partners know about a right front ankle injury and various efforts to treat it.



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