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Table Tennis

Round robin won by Augusta’s Xin

In Grand Rapids, Mich., Augusta’s Peng Xin won the over-60 hardbat round robin in the U.S. Open on Tuesday.

Xin, a former Augusta College table tennis coach, beat Stanley Waller 16-9 in the semifinals and Raymond Mack 13-7 in the final.

Colleges

Bryant honored by association

Augusta State athletic director Clint Bryant University, has been presented the Distinguished Service Award by the Minority Opportunities Athletic Association.

It is the highest award given by the association.

Bryantwill be recognized at the 2012 MOAA Symposium held in Dallas, Texas.

• Three junior college transfers have signed with the USC Aiken softball team.

Two of them – Alyssa Cook and Jennifer McKellar – helped Aiken Tech make it to the 2012 National Junior College Athletic Association World Series.

The third signee is Marisa Oldaker, out of Florida State College of Jacksonville.

Auto Racing

Wallace is set for Swainsboro

NASCAR driver Kenny Wallace will compete in the Aaron’s Crate Late Model race tonight at Swainsboro Raceway.

Wallace will also be on hand for a “meet and greet” with fans.

In addition to the Aaron’s Crate Late Model race, other races include the Sunoco Super Street, Road Warrior Mini Stock and Pure Stock.

Gates open at 3:00 p.m., bogging starts at 5 p.m., practice is at 7 p.m. and racing at 8 p.m.

Golf

Broadhurst tops field in qualifier

In Royal Lytham & St Annes, England, Paul Broadhurst, Barry Lane and Rafael Echenique led the way at St. Annes Old Links, one of four venues used for British Open Championship Local Final Qualifying.

Broadhurst shot 70-37–137 to clip Lane and Echenique by one shot.

At Hillside, Dale Whitnell topped the leaderboard with 9-under-par total of 135.

Finishing one shot behind was Warren Bennett. The final qualifier at Hillside was Steven Tiley.

At West Lancashire, Steven Alker topped the field, posting rounds of 69 and 68. It took a playoff to decide the final two spots, as American Scott Pinckney and Steven O’Hara emerged victorious

At Southport & Ainsdale, Morten Orum Madsen topped the field at 8-under-par. Ian Keenan and Elliot Saltman won a playoff for the final two spots.

College Football

Wide receiver kicked off team

Texas Tech has suspended wide receiver Darrin Scott Moore from the football team after his April arrest on a drunken-driving charge.

Moore, a senior, caught 47 passes for 571 yards and eight touchdowns in nine games last season.

NHL

Stars sign Jagr to one-year deal

The Dallas Stars signed the five-time scoring champion and former league MVP Jaromir Jagr to a $4.55 million, one-year contract.

Jagr, 40, had 19 goals and 54 points – both career lows – to rank third among Philadelphia Flyers in scoring and had eight points in 11 playoff games. He played in 73 games during the regular season in his return to the NHL after playing in Russia for three years.


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Judge denies request to delay sales tax vote

A superior court judge denied a request Wednesday from a Richmond County citizen seeking a court order to postpone the May 20 special purpose local option sales tax referendum.
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