News |   Obits |   Sports |   Business |   Opinion |   Things to Do |   Life |   Blogs |   Photos |   Video |   Data |   Jobs |   Homes |   Autos |   Buy/Sell


Overtime

  • Follow Sports

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).

Tennis

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.

NFL

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.

Cycling

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.


Top headlines

Property tax increase OK'd

Augusta commissioners broke a seven-year trend Wednesday and agreed 7-0 to raise property taxes by 1.75 mills to cover a deficit and provide employees a small bonus.
Search Augusta jobs