Minor League Baseball

Sanchez's single in eighth lifts Jackets

In Kannapolis, N.C., Hector Sanchez 's two-out RBI single in the eighth inning gave the Augusta GreenJackets a 4-3 victory over the Intimidators on Saturday.

Ryan Verdugo (4-1) allowed a run on two hits in two innings. Jose Casilla pitched a scoreless ninth for his third save.


Jags' Newman wins Rice Planters event

In Mount Pleasant, S.C., Augusta State golfer and Evans resident Carter Newman beat Jorge Fernandez Valdes in a five-hole playoff to win the Rice Planters Amateur at par-72 Snee Farm Country Club.

Newman shot 68 for the second day in a row, while Fernandez Valdes shot 66 to finish at 12-under 276, forcing a playoff.

Newman chipped in for birdie on the par-4, 18th hole in the playoff for the win.

- In Portrush, Northern Ireland, Stanford's David Chung defeated Augusta State golfer and Sweden native Henrik Norlander 4 and 2 for one of the United States' four wins in singles matches on Saturday, as the Americans edged Europe 13-11 to win the Palmer Cup at Royal Portrush Golf Club.

University of Georgia golfer Russell Henley defeated Jesper Kennegard 4 and 2 in his match.

- In Rumford, R.I., Augusta State golfer and Augusta resident Patrick Reed shot 3-over-par 72 in the final round to tie for 28th in the Northeast Amateur Invitational at Wannamoisett Country Club.

Reed finished at 8-over 284 on the par-69 course, 14 shots behind winner Joseph Bramlett , a recent Stanford graduate, who closed with 67 and won by two strokes.

- In Thomson, North Augusta senior golfer Glen Hurt is in position to win his second Regions Bank Amateur Series title in the past three tournaments.

Hurt carries a lead into today's final round of the Camellia Classic at Belle Meade Country Club.

He opened with 3-under-par 69 and leads Aiken's Billy Rangos by two shots. Defending champion Paul Moore had 72, as did Kenny Larry and Mike Jackson .

Steve Dye Jr . leads the way in the regular division with 68. He's two shots ahead of Doug Weiss .

- In Carthage, N.C., Jason Kokrak shot 5-under-par 67 to win the eGolf Tour's Bushnell Championship by a stroke over former Clemson golfer Tommy Biershenk and former Georgia Tech golfer Chesson Hadley at Little River Golf Club.

Kokrak finished at 21-under 266. Biershenk closed with 68 and Hadley had 70 to finish at 267.

Former USC Aiken golfer Ryan Dillon (68) tied for fifth at 273, while Aiken native Matt Hendrix (68) tied for 16th at 275. Augusta's Scott Parel (70) tied for 277. Former USC Aiken golfer Kevin Grady (73) tied for 46th at 280.


Girl is reunited with brother after ordeal

In Saint-Denis, Reunion, 16-year-old Abby Sunderland got a big hug from her older brother Saturday, and again defended her family for letting her try to sail around the world alone.

Though saddened by the loss of her boat in a storm, Sunderland, flanked by her brother Zac , who flew to Reunion to meet her, said she isn't giving up sailing. Their parents stayed in California, where their mother is soon to give birth to her eighth child.


Phelps first and last in Paris competition

In Paris, Michael Phelps easily won the 200-meter butterfly at the Paris Open before ending the first day of the meet by finishing last in the 100-meter freestyle.

Phelps led from the start of the 200 butterfly, finishing in 1 minute, 55.70 seconds. He swam in the 100 freestyle final about half an hour later and finished eighth.

Horse Racing

Devil May Care gets win in Mother Goose

In Elmont, N.Y., Devil May Care , making her first start since running 10th against the colts in the Kentucky Derby, rebounded to win the $250,000 Mother Goose Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Belmont Park by 11/4 lengths over Connie and Michael .



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Tar Heels hold off Tigers

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Tuesday’s prep box scores