Jackets’ offense clicks in blowout
In Rome, Ga., Brett Krill was 5 for 6 with a homer and seven RBI to lead the Augusta GreenJackets to a 19-7 rout of the Rome Braves on Sunday.
The 19 runs were a season high for the GreenJackets, who took two out of three in the series and have won five of six. In the three-game series, Augusta outscored Rome 38-15.
Every player in the Jackets’ lineup had at least one hit Sunday; eight had multiple hits. Augusta finished with 24 hits in the game.
Wes Hodges added a home run and three RBI for the GreenJackets, who begin a three-game series at home against the Braves tonight.
Track and Field
Bolt isn’t hurt in minor car crash
Usain Bolt was involved in a minor car crash shortly before dawn Sunday in his Caribbean homeland of Jamaica but was not hurt, according to the publicist for the world’s fastest man.
Carole Beckford said the three-time Olympic champion was returning from a party with friends in the early hours Sunday when he was
involved in a “fender bender” in the capital, Kingston.
“There were no injuries at all. He is fine and resting at home,” Beckford said.
Police say it appears the sprinting champ lost control of his black BMW and swerved into guard rails shortly after 5 a.m.
Fellow Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell was traveling in another car at the time and was at the scene of Bolt’s accident.
“My friend and countryman (Bolt) is ok after a fender bender,” Powell’s Twitter account said Sunday morning.
Wieber repeats as US champion
In St. Louis, Jordyn Wieber’s winning streak is still going after she claimed her second consecutive title at the U.S. gymnastics championships Sunday.
The reigning world champion was at her steady best, holding off Gabby Douglas and letting everyone know she’s still the one to beat. She finished with 121.900 points, 0.2 points ahead of Douglas, who fell off the balance beam at the start of the meet.
Aly Raisman was third, further cementing her position as a must-have for the Olympics. Kyla Ross, a two-time
junior champ, was fourth.
Reigning Olympic champion Nastia Liukin had another rough day, needing to put her hand down on the balance beam and performing a watered-down routine on uneven bars. Still, she made the cut for the Olympic trials, June 28 to July 1. So did Beijing captain Alicia Sacramone, who was competing for the first time since blowing out her Achilles two days before the start of last fall’s world championships.
Only the winner of trials is guaranteed a trip to London, with a committee picking the other four members.
Charles, Liberty pummel Dream
In Uncasville, Conn., Tina Charles had 22 points and 11 rebounds and the Connecticut Sun used an exceptional shooting performance to beat the two-time defending Eastern Conference champion Atlanta Dream 92-73.
Connecticut shot 61.7 percent (37 of 60) from the field, the second-best effort in franchise history. Asjha Jones had 17 points, seven rebounds, four assists and two blocks for the Sun (6-1) and Kara Lawson had 21 points and four assists. Renee Montgomery added 14 points, six rebounds and three assists.
Angel McCoughtry had 23 points, six rebounds and four steals for the Dream (3-5) and Sancho Lyttle added 21 points, eight rebounds, three assists and three steals.