High School Basketball


Prep stats due by Wednesday

Individual player statistics for girls and boys basketball are due by 4 p.m. Wednes­day, with no exceptions.

The Augusta Chronicle will run area leaders in the following statistical categories: Points per game, rebounds, assists, steals, blocked shots, 3-point percentage and free-throw percentage.

Nominations for players of the week are also due at this time. The weekly stats and player of the week run each Friday.

Statistics can be faxed to (706) 823-3408 or e-mailed to Wayne Staats at wayne.staats@augustachronicle.com. Call (706) 823-3425 with any questions.


Major League Baseball

Twins, Zumaya agree to deal

Oft-injured relief pitcher Joel Zumaya and the Minnesota Twins agreed on an $850,000, one-year contract.

• Outfielder Nyjer Morgan agreed to a $2.3 million, one-year contract with the Milwaukee Brewers, avoiding arbitration.

• The San Francisco Giants and outfielder Angel Pagan agreed to a $4.85 million, one-year contract that avoided arbitration.

• Catcher Jesus Flores and the Washington Nationals agreed to an $815,000, one-year contract, a raise of $65,000.

• The Red Sox have agreed to minor league contracts with right-handers Aaron Cook and Justin Germano, potential candidates for the fifth spot in their rotation.

• Read Mic Hernandez’s blog on the New York Yankees’ recent transactions and other baseball news at augustachronicle.com.


Auto Racing

Ragan will drive for Front Row

David Ragan finally found a job for the 2012 season – driving for Front Row Motorsports.

Ragan will drive the No. 34 Ford and team with David Gilliland, who will drive the No. 38 Ford. The team said Monday that sponsorship for both cars is still to be completed.

Ragan was let go from Roush Fenway Racing when sponsorship from UPS was reduced and the organization scaled back to three full-time cars.

Ragan drove five full seasons in the Sprint Cup Series for Roush, but scored the only win of his career last July at Daytona.

• At age 31, Katherine Legge will finally be an IndyCar rookie.

Dragon Racing confirmed the British native would race in America this season, driving the No. 6 entry sponsored by TrueCar.

Legge has signed a two-year deal with a one-year option to drive with teammate Sebastien Bourdais for Jay Penske’s team.



Leroux is on U.S. qualifying roster

Forward Sydney Leroux is on the U.S. roster for women’s Olympic soccer qualifying, the only one of the 20 players who was not at last year’s World Cup.

Leroux was born in Canada but switched nationalities in 2008. She was the top pick in the Women’s Professional Soccer draft last week, selected by the Atlanta Beat.

Two players who went to Germany last summer were not included on the defending Olympic champions’ roster: goalkeeper Jill Loyden and defender Stephanie Cox.

In the North and Central American and Caribbean qualifying tournament at Vancouver, British Columbia, the Americans are in Group B and play the Dominican Republic (Friday), Guatemala (Sunday) and Mexico (Jan. 24).