Augustan beaten in US Open finals
Augusta table tennis player Peng Xin lost in the finals Monday of the over-60 category at the U.S. Open in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Xin, who coached Augusta College’s team and played for the Chinese national team in the 1970s, won three matches before falling to Bin Hai Chu in the championship match.
Xin is entered in other events at the national tournament and will compete in those today.
Jacket likely to miss the season
Georgia Tech coach Brian Gregory says guard Corey Heyward is expected to miss the 2012-13 season after tearing a ligament in his left knee in a pickup game.
Heyward, a former standout at Peachtree Ridge High School in the Atlanta area, signed with Georgia Tech after spending one year at Hargrave Military Academy in Virginia.
Gregory said Monday that Heyward tore his left anterior cruciate ligament Thursday and will have surgery in the next two weeks. The recovery period usually takes up to a year.
Bucs CB Wright arrested for DUI
Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Eric Wright was arrested in Los Angeles on Monday for investigation of driving under the influence after police said he was involved in a crash near Staples Center.
Wright, who wasn’t injured, refused to take sobriety tests, authorities said. He was booked for investigation of felony DUI and bail was set at $100,000. It was not immediately known if he had posted bail.
• Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma is suing the NFL in federal court, claiming Commissioner Roger Goodell failed to make a timely appeal ruling regarding Vilma’s season-long suspension in connection with the league’s bounty investigation.
• The Denver Broncos signed kicker Matt Prater to a new four-year deal, locking up one of the most powerful legs in NFL history.
Brodeur re-signs with New Jersey
Martin Brodeur signed a new two-year contract to remain with the New Jersey Devils.
The deal is worth $9 million and more than likely will allow the 40-year-old goaltender to finish his career with the Devils.
The NHL’s all-time winningest goaltender, Brodeur has led the Devils to three Stanley Cups and two other finals, including a loss to the Los Angeles Kings in six games this past season.
• Zach Parise has decided to take more time to pick a team to play for next season.
Wade Arnott, one of Parise’s agents, confirms to The Associated Press that Parise was still undecided Monday and says there’s no timetable for him to make a choice.
• Commissioner Gary Bettman has cut four games off the 25-game suspension given to Phoenix Coyotes forward Raffi Torres during the playoffs.
Torres was suspended April 21 and missed the Coyotes’ final 13 playoff games after he left Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa with a concussion following a high, hard hit.
US deals shutout to win World Cup
In Oklahoma City, the United States jumped out to an early lead and held on to win the World Cup of Softball, defeating Australia 3-0 in Monday night’s championship game.