Newman five behind in eGolf Tour event
Carter Newman cooled off in the second round of the eGolf Tour's Southern Open, but the former Augusta State golfer is still in contention in his second pro start.
Newman, who opened with 66, had 70 in the second round and is tied for 10th, five shots off Adam Mitchell 's lead.
Newman played his first round at the par-71 Club at Irish Creek in Kannapolis, N.C., and played the second round at the par-72 River Run Country Club in Davidson, N.C.
Seven other area golfers also made the cut, which fell at 142. Jay Haas Jr. , (70-67) is tied for 15th, Kevin Grady (68-70) and David Robinson (65-73) are tied for 19th, Kyle Bradley (68-71) is tied for 27th, Cortland Lowe (73-67) and Stephen Poole (71-69) are tied for 38th and Mitch Krywulycz (68-73) is tied for 51st.
Area players missing the cut were Scott Parel (70-73), Dane Burkhart (77-70) and Brad Arrington (78-72), who did ace the 17th hole.
- In Madison, Wis., there is a logjam at the top of the leaderboard in the PGA Tour's Viking Classic.
Six players -- Tim Petrovic, John Mallinger, Brendon de Jonge, Peter Lonard, Sung Hoon Kang and Bobby Gates -- share the lead with 7-under-par 65s.
Aiken's Kevin Kisner shot 68 and Blake Adams , of Swainsboro, Ga., had 72.
- In Cincinnati, Ohio, Andrew Buckle birdied his final four holes for 9-under-par 63 and a one-shot lead over Wes Homan in the Nationwide Tour's Chiquita Classic.
Aiken native Matt Hendrix had 67, Swainsboro's Will Claxton shot 72 and North Augusta Scott Brown had 75, as did former Augusta State golfer Major Manning .
- In Moncton, New Brunswick, USC Aiken golfer Stephane Boudreau finished second in the New Brunswick Amateur, losing in a playoff.
Boudreau, who shot 69-74-69-72, lost to Mathieu Gingras .
- In Palm Harbor, Fla., USC Aiken's Matt Atkins shot 72-78 and missed the cut in the Southern Amateur Championship at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club.
The cut fell at 148.
- Salil Ghamande , of Evans, shot 72-76 to win the 12-13 age group in a Southeastern Junior Golf Tour event at TPC Sawgrass. Carter Mobley , also of Evans, was second in the 14-15 age group after rounds of 80-76.
Marshall hired as Paine's new coach
Paine College has hired Melvin Le'Kerby Marshall as its head baseball coach, replacing Pete Cardenas .
Marshall comes to the program from Edward Waters College, in Jacksonville, Fla., where he was the Tigers' head coach for six years.
At Edward Waters, Marshall had two 35-plus win seasons, including 37-24 last year, when the Tigers made the NAIA Championships.
Report: Sides agree on rookie pay scale
NFL players and owners have agreed in principle to a new rookie pay scale, ESPN reported Thursday night.
A management negotiator told the network that the rookie system is "done," but said there will likely be some "tweaking" when the deal is written out.
The two sides were expected to work late into Thursday night and return this morning to work on open issues that include workman's compensation, according to the network.
Frenchman retains the yellow jersey
In Luz-Ardiden, France, Spain's Samuel Sanchez thrilled fans of his Basque-based team with a win in the 12th stage, and France's Thomas Voeckler surprised himself by keeping the yellow jersey as the Tour de France finally hit the mountains.
Voeckler leads Frank Schleck by 1 minute, 49 seconds overall, and Cadel Evans is third, 2:06 back.
Defending champion Alberto Contador is seventh overall, 4 minutes behind.