Minor League Baseball
Jackets-Gnats game postponed
Heavy winds, lightning and the threat of thunderstorms postponed the Augusta GreenJackets game Sunday at Lake Olmstead Stadium.
The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader today starting at 4:05 p.m.
First pitch for Sunday’s game was scheduled for 5:35 p.m. but was put on hold. The team’s tarp crew covered the field as strong winds ripped a sign off the center field wall.
The GreenJackets (6-4, 38-41) and Savannah Sand Gnats (3-7, 44-33) will play Games 3 and 4 of their five-game series today. Tickets to Sunday’s game can be redeemed for partial credit to today’s game.
Rain is concern at Wimbledon
After a week of big upsets and close calls, Wimbledon took its customary day off Sunday.
Weather could be an issue when play resumes today. The forecast calls for a 60 or 70 percent chance of rain today, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Among those in action today are Andy Murray, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Mardy Fish, David Ferrer and Juan Martin del Potro.
On the top half of the bracket, Novak Djokovic – seeking to win his fifth title in the past seven majors – and Roger Federer – aiming for a record-tying seventh Wimbledon championship – are on course for a semifinal showdown.
In addition to Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka, Ana Ivanovic, Petra Kvitova and Francesca Schiavone are among the women who take the court today.
Champs agree to deal with Penner
Forward Dustin Penner agreed to a one-year, $3.25 million contract to remain with the Los Angeles Kings.
Penner’s deal was announced Sunday with the Stanley Cup champion Kings, who have retained every significant player from last season’s run to their first NHL championship.
• The Carolina Hurricanes signed new center Jordan Staal to a 10-year contract extension.
Hephzibah couple take home titles
In Atlanta, Hephzibah residents Angela “Kitty” Meyers and husband, Tee “Skinny Man” Meyers, won titles at the World Natural Powerlifting Federation’s USA Drug Free Powerlifting Championships.
Angela Meyers squatted 200 pounds and deadlifted 250 to secure first place in the women’s 114-pound, 50-and-over division.
Tee Meyers deadlifted 735 pounds to win the men’s 198-pound, 50-and-over division. He was also named Best Deadlifter of the Meet and won the award for Heaviest Lift of the Meet.
US advances to World Cup final
In Oklahoma City, Amanda Chidester belted a grand slam, Chelsea Thomas allowed two hits in a five-inning shutout and the U.S. beat Brazil 9-0 on Sunday.
The Americans (5-0) advance to face Australia (4-1) in the championship game tonight.
Sky drop Dream to end their skid
In Rosemont, Ill., Sylvia Fowles scored 21 points, including two go-ahead free throws with 33 seconds to play, and Chicago snapped a four-game losing streak with a 71-69 victory over Atlanta.