College Basketball


Jaguars rally to beat Mariners

In Brunswick, Ga., Augusta State overcame an eight-point deficit in the second half Sunday afternoon and rallied for a 63-57 victory over Coastal Georgia.

Freshman guard Devonte Thomas paced the Jaguars (2-1) with 17 points, including four 3-pointers. Junior forward Travis Keels had nine points off the bench and sophomore forward Harold Doby scored eight points and had four rebounds. Freshman point guard D’Angelo Boyce dished out seven assists.

Mike Manning paced the Mariners (1-6) with 21 points and 10 rebounds. Marcus Morrison and Jared Paul scored 12 points each for Coastal Georgia, which was playing its home opener.

The Mariners are in their first year of transition from NAIA to the NCAA’s Division II.



With deal close, tour is canceled

The University of Akron says the charity game featuring LeBron James and other NBA stars has been canceled.

A school spokesman said Sunday that the “Homecoming Tour” game with James, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade and Carmelo Anthony scheduled for Dec. 1 at Rhodes Arena will not take place.

With the NBA reaching a tentative labor agreement with players to end the 149-day lockout on Saturday, training camps could open as early as Dec. 9.



Ottawa’s Speeza hits milestone

In Ottawa, Jason Spezza scored twice, including his 200th regular-season goal, to lead the Ottawa Senators to a 4-3 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday night.

Spezza reached the milestone with his second goal of the game on a power play late in the first period. His first tally, a highlight-reel effort 55 seconds in, ended a personal 11-game goal drought.

• In St. Paul, Minn., Alex Tanguay and Jarome Iginla had third-period goals to pad Calgary’s lead and help stop a three-game losing streak for the Flames with a 5-2 win over the Minnesota Wild.

• In Columbus, Ohio, David Backes scored in the third period to lift the St. Louis Blues over the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-1 in coach Ken Hitchcock’s first game against his former club.


Auto Racing

Vettel’s troubles benefit Webber

In Sao Paulo, Mark Webber won the season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday after Red Bull teammate Sebastian Vettel struggled with a gearbox problem.

Vettel, who had already secured the Formula One title, still finished second after letting Webber get past him almost halfway through the race at the 2.6-mile Interlagos track.

Jenson Button, of McLaren, finished third to secure second place in the drivers’ standings.



Lions’ turnaround capped with title

In Vancouver, British Columbia, Travis Lulay led the B.C. Lions to the Grey Cup title, throwing two second-
half touchdown passes in a 34-23 victory over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Lulay, the former Montana State star who added the game MVP award to CFL season MVP honors, completed 21 of 37 passes for 320 yards.

The Lions became the first team in CFL history to win the Grey Cup after opening the season with five consecutive losses. They also are the first to win the title at home since 1994.


Tue, 08/22/2017 - 12:09

Burke County breaks into prep polls

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 12:07

Georgia High School Football Poll