College Baseball


Farmer helps Dogs defeat Volunteers

In Knoxville, Kyle Farmer homered and drove in four runs to lead Georgia to a 5-3 win over Tennessee (22-17, 5-13 Southeastern Conference).

Jonathan Hester drove in the other run for the Bulldogs (21-20, 11-7).

- In Atlanta, Zane Evans had a two-run home run to lift Georgia Tech to a 10-8 win over Boston College (14-23, 6-14 Atlantic Coast Conference).

Kyle Wren , Mott Hyde and Matt Skole had two RBI apiece for the Yellow Jackets (30-11, 17-4), who swept the three-game series.

- In Starkville, Miss., South Carolina batted around in the fourth and fifth innings to score nine runs on its way to a 13-4 win over Mississippi State (24-15, 7-11 SEC).

Christian Walker was 4 for 4 with a home run and four RBI for the Gamecocks (31-8, 14-4). Brady Thomas also drove in four runs.

- In Clemson, S.C., Jeff Schaus was 2 for 4 with three RBI to send Clemson to a 10-4 victory over Wake Forest (16-25, 7-14 ACC).

Spencer Kieboom had a two-run home run for the Tigers (25-14, 11-10).


Nadal bests Ferrer for Barcelona title

In Barcelona, Spain, Rafael Nadal beat David Ferrer 6-2, 6-4 in their second all-Spanish final in two weeks to claim his sixth Barcelona Open title Sunday.

The top-ranked Spaniard won his 29th consecutive match at the clay court event when the fourth-seeded Ferrer hit his backhand wide. Nadal's sole loss at Barcelona came at the hands of another countryman, Alex Corretja , in 2003.

It was Nadal's 45th career ATP title and his second consecutive trophy after beating Ferrer at Monte Carlo in straight sets April 17.

- In Stuttgart, Germany, Julia Goerges upset top-ranked Caroline Wozniacki 7-6 (3), 6-3 in the final of the Porsche Grand Prix on Sunday.

The 22-year-old German won in Bad Gastein, Austria, last year but had never captured a title in one of the WTA's premier events

Horse Racing

Borel, Stay Thirsty could pair for Derby

Three-time Kentucky Derby winning jockey Calvin Borel is looking for a ride two weeks out from the Run for the Roses, but hopes to have a mount by race day.

Borel spent Sunday morning aboard Stay Thirsty , but said there was no commitment with trainer Todd Pletcher to ride the horse in the Derby. Borel and Pletcher teamed up last year for a win with Super Saver .

Stay Thirsty and Borel worked along the rail with Bridgetown, a 4-year-old sprinter expected to run in the $100,000-added Twin Spires Turf Sprint. Stay Thirsty stuck his neck in front near the finish line and galloped out six furlongs in 1:15.

The track had water on it courtesy of the steady rain that fell during the workout.


Ex-Buc McCaints in jail on drug charge

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Alvin Keith McCants is in jail after being arrested on a cocaine possession charge.

Pinellas County Jail records show the 43-year-old McCants was also was booked Saturday afternoon on a charge of resisting an officer. Bond was set at $4,000. He's also being held on a warrant from Mobile, Ala., for failure to appear on a controlled substance charge.

McCants was a first round draft pick of the Buccaneers and a former University of Alabama standout. He also played defensive end. His legal troubles since leaving the NFL have included charges of cocaine possession, bad-check writing and theft.


Gilbert surges for victory in Belgium

In Liege, Belgium, Philippe Gilbert shook off brothers Frank and Andy Schleck in an uphill sprint to win the Liege-Bastogne-Liege, his fourth classic victory in two weeks.



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