GreenJackets win in slugfest, take series
In Kannapolis, N.C., Christopher Dominguez hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the top of the ninth inning to give the Augusta GreenJackets a 17-14 victory over the Kannapolis Intimidators.
With the victory, the Jackets took three of four in the first series of the season's second half. Dominguez drove in four runs and finished a double shy of hitting for the cycle.
Ryan Cavan, Luke Anders and Tommy Joseph also homered for Augusta. Cavan had four hits and scored four runs; Anders drove in five on two hits.
Vettel dominates in
European Grand Prix
In Valencia, Spain, Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel won the European Grand Prix, dominating from the pole in a race marked by teammate Mark Webber's spectacular crash and Fernando Alonso's claim that the results had been "manipulated."
Vettel won his second grand prix of the season, completing 57 laps of the Valencia street circuit ahead of McLaren's Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button.
Webber emerged unhurt after his car went airborne early in the race following a collision with Heikki Kovalainen. The crash led to the appearance of the safety car and a controversy involving Hamilton that drew Alonso's ire.
"We were running well, in third after a good start," the Spaniard said. "Then the safety car came out, which wasn't too good for us, but Hamilton overtook the safety car, something that I had never seen, overtaking the medical car with yellow flags. We were a meter off each other, and he finished second and I finished ninth."
Hamilton had to take a drive-through penalty in pit lane for passing the safety car, but managed to finish second in Valencia for the third time. Alonso finished ninth after starting fourth on the grid. He was moved up to eighth after a stewards' inquiry gave time penalties to 10 drivers.
l In Norwalk, Ohio, Greg Anderson raced to his first Pro Stock victory of the season at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals. Anderson outran Allen Johnson in the final round for his 61st career victory. Anderson's Pontiac GXP posted a winning performance of 6.722 seconds at a top speed of 204.54 mph to hold off Johnson's Dodge Avenger, which slowed at mid-track and finished in 6.982 at 159.38.
Larry Dixon (Top Fuel), Tim Wilkerson (Funny Car) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park.
Gold d'Oro wins in
Belmont Park race
In New York, Gold d'Oro held off Dance Pass by a half length in the $53,000 allowance feature for fillies and mares on the turf at Belmont Park.
l In Louisville, Ky., Formulaforsuccess took command early and fended off challengers to win by two lengths in the $53,382 Taylor's Special Purse for three-year-olds and up at Churchill Downs.
l In Oceanport, N.J., Way With Words won a three-horse race down the stretch to capture the $100,000 Blue Sparkler Stakes at Monmouth Park, beating Saarlight by a neck.
In the co-feature, Greeley's Rocket took the lead as the field turned for home and drew off to win the $100,000 Crank It Up Stakes, beating Whoopi Kitten by 4¼ lengths.
Central Florida adds another Jordan son
Another son of Michael Jordan appears headed to play for Central Florida.
Jeffrey Jordan posted on his Twitter account that he was off to UCF, his "new school." The school had not made an official announcement.
The 6-foot-1 point guard left Illinois in May after playing two seasons. He would have to sit out the 2010-11 season under NCAA transfer rules.
Jeffrey Jordan would join his younger brother, Marcus, who was a freshman for UCF last season. Marcus Jordan also posted on Twitter on Friday night that his brother was "officially here."