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Struggling Jaguars beaten by Cougars

Ryan Lewis and Bruce Alter were both 3 for 5 with two RBI, leading Columbus State (12-6, 1-2 Peach Belt) to a 9-6 victory over Augusta State at Lake Olmstead Stadium on Sunday.

Casey Hanrahan had three RBI for the Jaguars (9-11, 3-3), who have lost four of their past six games.

- In Aiken, USC Aiken split a twin bill with Francis Marion, dominating the opener 10-2 before falling in the second game 8-5.

Stephen Carmon was 4 for 4 with an RBI and Kyle Rice had three hits and drove in a pair in the first game for the Pacers (13-4).

Buddy Sosnoskie had two RBI to lift the Patriots (13-6) in the second game.

- In Athens, Ga., Scott Sitz homered and had two RBI to lift Florida State (10-1) over Georgia, 7-5.

Chase Davidson had a home run for the Bulldogs (3-8).

- In Atlanta, Matt Skole and Daniel Palka homered to lead Georgia Tech to a 14-3 win over Rutgers.

Palka, Zane Evans and Jake Davies each had three hits for the Yellow Jackets (8-4).

- In Statesboro, Ga., Joe Panik and Sean O'Hare each drove in two runs to lead St. John's (5-4) to a 7-3 win over Georgia Southern (7-5).

Golf

Lady Jaguars 12th at Gator Invitational

In Gainesville, Fla., the Augusta State women are in 12th place after two rounds of the SunTrust Gator Women's Invitational.

The Lady Jaguars carded rounds of 307-302 and are 37 shots behind leader Florida, which is hosting the event at Mark Bostic Golf Course.

Augusta State's Casey Kennedy shot 4-over 74 in the second round after firing 72 in the first round and is tied for 15th at 146, eight strokes behind Georgia State's Charlotte Lorentzen heading into today's final round.

Other Augusta State players include Marit Bjerke (79-73--152); Natalie Wille (75-79--154); Kirsty Rands (82-76--158); and Christine Duschek-Hansen (81-81--162).

- Augusta's Emmanuel Kountakis shot 36 in the nine-hole final round to win the boys 16-19 division at the Southeastern Junior Golf Tour's Forest Hills Junior Classic on Sunday.

Kountakis recorded a one-shot victory over Sam Odi , of Martinez, after heavy rains forced the second day of the event to be shortened.

North Augusta's Blake Hadden was third, two shots back.

Evans' Salil Ghamande (79-40--119) was third in the boys 12-13 division, six shots behind Brett Barron , of Suwanee, Ga.

Martinez's Megan Sabol (80-42--122) was third in the girls 12-14 division, 10 shots behind Rinko Mitsunaga , of Roswell, Ga.

North Augusta's Jessica Hoang (77-40--117) was one shot behind Haley Austin , of McDonough, Ga., in the girls 15-19 division.

Winter Sports

Vonn clinches third crown in three days

In Tarvisio, Italy, Lindsey Vonn clinched her third discipline title in three days with a super-G victory Sunday to wrap up a memorable weekend of racing.

Vonn took the super-combined and downhill titles the past two days and has moved within 96 points of German rival and good friend Maria Riesch in the overall standings with six races remaining this season.

Vonn holds an insurmountable 171-point lead over Riesch in the super-G standings with only one race remaining in the discipline this season.

Vonn clocked 1 minute, 21.75 seconds down the sun-drenched Prampero course. Fellow American Julia Mancus o was second, 0.23 behind, and Riesch was third, 0.50 back.

Cycling

Belgian takes first stage of Paris-Nice

In Houdan, France, Belgian Thomas De Gendt won the first stage of the Paris-Nice race Sunday, comfortably beating Frenchman Jeremy Roy by seven seconds after a late breakaway.

The 24-year-old Vaconsoleil rider completed the 95.8-mile course -- starting and ending in Houdan -- in 4 hours, 4 minutes, 53 seconds.

Heinrich Haussler finished 10 seconds behind in third place.

"The NFL is a great product, and it is swimming in cash. To think that we might lose some of the 2011 season because of sheer stubbornness on both sides? That's just wrong."

-- Scott Fowler in The Charlotte Observer, on the possibility of an NFL lockout


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