Minor League Baseball


Late Kannapolis run beats GreenJackets

In Kannapolis, N.C., the Kannapolis Intimidators scored a run in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat the Augusta GreenJackets 3-2 on Thursday night.

Josh Phegley 's two-out infield single drove in the winning run and handed the GreenJackets their second consecutive defeat after they had their eight-game winning streak snapped the night before.

Josh Mazzola homered in the sixth for Augusta. Johnny Monell doubled in the other run in the ninth.


Brown leads by one in eGolf tournament

In Greensboro, N.C., North Augusta's Scott Brown shot 8-under-par 64 to grab a one-stroke lead over Aiken native Matt Hendrix after the second round of the eGolf Professional Tour's Forest Oaks Classic.

Brown, who opened with 65, is at 15-under 129.

Hendrix also shot 64 Thursday after opening with 66 in the event being played at Forest Oaks Country Club in Greensboro and High Point Country Club-Willow Creek in High Point, N.C.

Emmett Turner , of Augusta, shot 67 and is tied for 10th at 136.

Former USC Aiken golfer Scott Usher (69), former Augusta State golfer Jay Haas Jr. (71) and Swainsboro's Will Claxton (71) are tied for 18th at 137.

Aiken native Kevin Kisner (70) is tied for 24th at 138.

David Robinson (67), of Sanders-ville, Ga., is tied for 35th at 139.

Aiken natives Dane Burkhart (68) and Alex Hamilton (72) made the cut on the number at 141 and are tied for 61st.

- Taylor Gove , of Evans, shot 71-70 to win the Boys 14-15 division in the Georgia State Golf Association Junior Sectional Challenge Match at West Lake Country Club.

Auto Racing

Kenseth to lose his sponsor of 10 years

Former NASCAR champion Matt Kenseth is losing his sponsor after 10 seasons.

Roush Fenway Racing says Dewalt Power Tools told the team it will not return in 2010.

Team president Geoff Smith says the decision is not a surprise because of the worldwide decline in the construction industry.


ESPN outed reporter in video, paper says

The New York Post on Thursday defended its publication of photos from an illicitly filmed Internet video showing ESPN reporter Erin Andrews naked in a hotel room by accusing the sports network of having outed her.

ESPN said it was banning Post reporters from appearing on the company's programs because the newspaper published three photos from the video.

A newspaper spokeswoman declined to comment on the ban. She referred The Associated Press to an item on the Post's gossip page published Thursday that takes ESPN to task for allegedly outing Andrews.

"No one would have known that a sick voyeur had secretly videotaped ESPN reporter Erin Andrews nude in her hotel room, if the Mickey Mouse sports network hadn't sent a letter to an obscure Web site demanding that it take down its link to a fuzzy video of an unidentified blonde," the Post said in its popular "Page 6" column.


Gamecocks' recruit is going JUCO route

South Carolina women's basketball recruit Monique Willis , of Savannah, Ga., will attend a junior college instead of enrolling with the Gamecocks.

Willis had been charged in a shoplifting incident last April. She reached a plea agreement Wednesday with the Chatham County District Attorney's Office and was sentenced to four years probation.

- South Carolina swimmer Sharntelle McLean will represent her home country of Trinidad and Tobago in the FINA World Championships in Rome.

The meet starts on Saturday. McLean will compete in the 50- and 100-meter freestyle and the 50-meter butterfly.



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