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Minor League Hockey

Schedule is set for RiverHawks' series

The schedule for the Augusta RiverHawks' SPHL semifinal playoff series with the Columbus Cottonmouths was released on Monday.

Game 1 will be at James Brown Arena on Friday. The best-of-three series shifts to Columbus on Saturday night and, if necessary, the teams will return to Augusta for Game 3 on Sunday. Game times are set for 7:30 p.m.

Local Sports

Augusta's Robinson wins go-kart races

In Ocala, Fla., Augusta's Skylar Robinson , dominated in the KPP Jr and Yamaha Jr classes at the Ocala Grand Prix, winning both the heat and feature races.

Robinson is currently the points leader in both classes of the Florida Karting Championship Series.

- In Villa Rica, Ga., Megan Sabo l, of Martinez, shot 84-87--171 to win her division at the Junior Masters Tournament at The Frog Golf Course. Brother Russell Sabol (85-79--164) finished fifth.

NFL

Vrabel charged with theft from a casino

Kansas City linebacker Mike Vrabel was arrested Monday and charged with theft from a casino.

The Switzerland County (Ind.) sheriff's department said Vrabel, 35, was arrested at 5:30 a.m. and released about 5 hours later on $600 cash bond. He was charged with a class D felony.

Colleges

Southern University AD free after arrest

Southern University athletic director Greg LaFleur is free on bond after his arrest in Houston on a charge of soliciting a prostitute.

Houston police records show the 52-year-old former NFL tight end was arrested on a downtown Houston street about 8:30 p.m. Sunday and released Monday after posting $500 bond.

Tennis

Family Circle Cup sees early upsets

In Charleston, S.C., South African Chanelle Scheepers upset No. 13 seed Patty Schnyder , of Switzerland, 6-4, 6-4 and American Vania King upset No. 16 seed Verna Dushevina 6-4, 7-6 (7) in the first round of the Family Circle Cup on Monday.

Jill Craybas also advanced, beating Shelby Rogers , of Daniel Island, 3-6, 6-2, 6-0.

No. 11 seed Peng Shuai beat American qualifier Sloan Stephens 6-2, 6-1, No. 12 seed Julia Goerges moved into the second round with a 7-6, 6-4 victory over Olga Govortsova and 14th-seeded Bethanie Mattek-Sands beat qualifier Alexandra Stevenson 6-2, 6-1.

- The French tennis federation says Jo-Wilfried Tsonga parted ways with coach Eric Winogradsky .

Olympics

IOC set to approve ski jumping event

After a five-year wait and an unsuccessful legal battle to get into the 2010 Vancouver Games, women's ski jumping is set to take its place on the Olympic program this week.

Women's jumping is among six new events up for consideration by the International Olympic Committee for inclusion at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

Soccer

Rooney scolded for cursing into camera

Manchester United star Wayne Rooney was cited by English soccer authorities Monday for cursing into a television camera while celebrating a goal during a Premier League game.

England's Football Association said the striker used "offensive, insulting and/or abusive language." Rooney already has apologized and has until today to respond to the FA's announcement.

Rooney shouted an expletive directly into the camera Saturday after making a penalty kick, his third goal in United's 4-2 win over West Ham.

Rooney said after the game his conduct was "inappropriate."


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ARC to honor 1956 championship team

Because the championship year of 1956 has never lost its glory in Richmond Academy football lore, the team will be honored Thursday at the third annual ARC Hall of Fame banquet, where 10 alumni ...
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