Minor League Baseball
Legends knock off Jackets, earn split
In Lexington, Ky., the host Legends scored four runs in two innings against Augusta GreenJackets starter Jorge Bucardo and held on to win 4-1 on Wednesday to earn a split of the four-game series.
It is the first time this season that Bucardo has lost in back-to-back starts. The right-hander dropped to 8-3 on the year.
Chris Dominguez hit a solo homer in the fourth for Augusta.
- Pitcher Zack Wheeler has returned to Augusta's active roster and is scheduled to start tonight's game at Lake Olmstead Stadium against Kannapolis.
The San Francisco Giants' 2009 first-round draft pick hasn't pitched in a live game since May 18 because of a cracked fingernail on the middle finger of his throwing hand.
The right-hander is scheduled to only pitch one inning before Andy Reichard , who was originally slated to start, takes over.
Ex-Jaguar Siler will hold camp for youth
Former Augusta State All-American center Garret Siler will be holding Big G's Basketball Camp July 26-30 at Episcopal Day School.
The camp, which will run from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. each day, is for boys and girls ages 9 to 16. Cost is $180 and includes lunch and a T-shirt.
Siler, who played professionally in China last season, is currently playing in the NBA Summer League. The other main instructor will be former Jaguar guard Jamie Quarles , who is the Oak Hill Academy Varsity Red head coach. To register or for more information go to bigg firstname.lastname@example.org.
Big test upcoming for Soul City Sirens
The Soul City Sirens, Augusta's all-female roller derby team, are halfway through their second full season and have a 5-0 record.
The Sirens face the Richland County Regulators from Columbia on July 18. The Regulators are the Sirens' sister team, and Sirens coach Brett Craig said it will be their toughest game this season.
Tickets for the event at Red Wing Rollerway are $10 in advance, $12 at the door and $8 for active and retired military. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the match begins at 6:30.
Gamecocks guard granted sixth year
South Carolina football player Terrence Campbell was granted a sixth season of eligibility by the NCAA, meaning he could play two more seasons for the Gamecocks.
The 6-foot-3, 283-pound guard has been injured twice, once in his first season in 2006 and again in 2008 after becoming a starter.
He returned for spring practice and is slated as a starter at right guard this fall.
- Southern California has apologized to Florida, Alabama and Washington for accusing those schools of breaking NCAA rules by contacting one of the Trojans' football players without permission.
- Tennessee athletic director Mike Hamilton says the Volunteers turned down a chance to play Southern California and coach Lane Kiffin in the 2011 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game.
Hamilton said he's been approached several times by Chick-fil-A Bowl president Gary Stokan about the potential 2011 matchup. He said he has told Stokan no each time because the Vols' schedule can't accommodate another tough opponent.
Dream win for fifth time in six games
In Atlanta, Angel McCoughtry and Iziane Castro Marques each scored 32 points to lead the Atlanta Dream to a 108-103 overtime victory over the Connecticut Sun on Wednesday night.
Erika DeSouza had 17 points and 13 rebounds for the Eastern Conference-leading Dream (14-5), winners of five of their past six games.
Sun rookie Tina Charles had a season-high 27 points and 20 rebounds for her WNBA-leading 14th double-double.