Parel ties for fourth in eGolf tournament

In El Jadida, Moroco, Augusta's Scott Parel tied for fourth place in the inaugural El Jadida Classic, four strokes behind former Clemson standout Phillip Mollica .

Parel shot 73-67-72-70--282 to earn $10,333.33.

Mollica, who began the final round three shots behind Brian Harman , posted a bogey-free final-round 67 to claim his first eGolf Tour title.

David Robinson , of Sandersville, Ga., finished tied for 15th after posting 69-71-73-73. Aiken's Alex Hamilton (71-75-75-68) was 31st and former Augusta State Jaguar Jay Haas Jr. (72-73-76-73) was 49th.

College Baseball

Furman knocks off South Carolina

In Greenville, S.C., Furman starter Daniel Stallsmith did not allow an earned run in 5 2/3 innings and the Paladins held off a late rally to defeat South Carolina 4-2 on Tuesday night in nonconference action at Fluor Field.

Stallsmith (2-1) was effective for Furman (7-11) and had some solid defense behind him. He limited the Gamecocks to five hits and two unearned runs.

Gamecocks starter Adam Westmoreland (0-1) allowed two runs on four hits in two innings of work in a limited stint to take the loss.

- In Atlanta, 21st-ranked Georgia Tech upended Georgia Southern, 4-3, at Russ Chandler Stadium.

The Yellow Jackets (13-4) extended their winning streak to eight games, and will conclude a four-game midweek series with the Eagles (11-6) at 4 p.m. today.

Matthew Grimes (3-1) scattered two runs on four hits in six innings en route to his third win of the season.


Top seeds prevail at Indian Wells

In Indian Wells, Calif., Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic rolled on at the BNP Paribas Open, easily winning third-round matches Tuesday while Kim Clijsters retired with a painful shoulder.

Women's top seed Caroline Wozniacki beat Alisa Kleybanova 2-6, 6-3, 6-1 -- a victory, along with Clijsters' departure, that ensured Wozniacki will retain her No. 1 world ranking.

Federer defeated 29th-seeded Juan Ignacio Chela 6-0, 6-2, and Djokovic routed Ernests Gulbis 6-0, 6-1 with temperatures reaching 90 degrees in the desert.

Andy Roddick and former Georgia Bulldog John Isner played each other in a night match, followed by Maria Sharapova against Dinara Safina .


Woman found guilty in ex-Bear's case

In Waukegan, Ill., a woman was convicted Tuesday of killing the pregnant girlfriend of former Chicago Bear Shaun Gayle in what prosecutors alleged was a meticulously planned execution of someone she viewed as a rival for the football player's affection.

After nearly four hours of deliberation, the Lake County jury found Marni Yang , 43, guilty of first-degree murder and intentional homicide of an unborn child. Yang faces a minimum 45-year prison term when sentenced later this year for the October 2007 shooting of Rhoni Reuter , 42.

Yang didn't testify during the trial. However, Gayle testified he met Yang in 2005 and the two had a business relationship that turned sexual.

In closing arguments, the prosecutor called the death of Reuter was a "carefully planned out execution."

- The suburban home of Cincinnati Bengals football player Antwan Odom was heavily damaged by fire.

Fire officials in the city of Mason, north of Cincinnati, said the defensive end and his family were out of town at the time.

Firefighters responded just after 2:30 a.m. Tuesday to what they describe as a very serious fire that collapsed the home's roof. They say hot spots and unstable areas are delaying their investigation into the cause.

The Warren County, Ohio, auditor's Web site estimates the home's value at nearly $1.2 million. It was built in 2000 and has nearly 6,000 square feet of space.



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