Ernest, Mariners drop Lady Lions
In Brunswick, Ga., Lanajia Ernest scored a game-high 19 points to lead Coastal Georgia College to a 70-51 win over the Paine College women on Monday night.
Olivia Melvin added 14 points and Courtney Saunds chipped in with 12 for the Mariners (9-6).
Ciara Morris led the Lady Lions (2-5) with 16 points and nine rebounds.
Paine dropped its second in a row.
Ex-Jaguar Reed struggles again
In Girona, Spain, former Augusta State golfer Patrick Reed struggled for the second day in a row, shooting 3-over-par 75 in the third round of the European Tour’s Final Qualifying Tournament.
Reed, who shot 80 in the second round after opening with 64, had bogeys on five of the first 10 holes at Catalunya Resort’s Stadium Course.
Reed is now at 5-over 219, tied for 123rd, in the six-round tournament. He is 21 shots behind England’s Sam Hutsby, who shot 68 to take a one-stroke lead over Andy Sullivan.
Jamie Elson, another former Jaguar, shot 74 and is tied for 92nd at 215.
The top 30 finishers and ties earn their 2012 European Tour cards.
Major League Baseball
Brewers, Ramirez reach agreement
The Milwaukee Brewers agreed to terms with free agent third baseman Aramis Ramirez, his agent said.
Agent Paul Kinzer said the deal is in place, pending a physical.
Ramirez provides a much-needed big bat for the Brewers, who are expected to lose first baseman Prince Fielder through free agency and could be without NL MVP Ryan Braun for the first 50 games if he loses his appeal for testing positive for a banned substance.
The Brewers also finalized their deal with free agent shortstop Alex Gonzalez, who spent last season with the Atlanta Braves. It’s a one-year contract with a vesting option for 2013.
• The Philadelphia Phillies traded Ben Francisco to the Toronto Blue Jays for minor league pitcher Frank Gailey.
• The St. Louis Cardinals and shortstop Rafael Furcal agreed to a $14 million, two-year contract.
• Veteran Aaron Rowand signed a minor league contract with the Miami Marlins and will contend for a job as a backup outfielder.
• The Los Angeles Angels re-signed right-hander Jerome Williams to a one-year deal, avoiding arbitration.
• The Houston Astros signed catcher Humberto Quintero to a one-year, $1 million contract plus bonuses.
Klitschko to fight Chisora for title
Vitali Klitschko will defend his WBC heavyweight title against Britain’s Dereck Chisora before turning his attention to a possible final bout against David Haye.
Klitschko’s management group said the 40-year-old Ukrainian will fight Chisora in Munich’s Olympic Hall on Feb. 18. German daily Bild reported that Klitschko would then fight Haye in Germany in July.
“(Haye) will lose through knockout,” Klitschko told Bild. He said he wants to fight at least two bouts in 2012 before letting fans make a decision on his retirement.
“I don’t want to break the age record of George Foreman, who boxed until he was 45,” he said.
The 31-year-old Haye announced his retirement in October but might be tempted to reverse the decision for the fight.
Chisora lost to Finland’s Robert Helenius in a split decision for the vacant European title Dec. 3.