Long ball sinks Jackets on road
In Asheville, N.C., two early home runs accounted for three of Asheville’s runs in a 4-2 victory over Augusta on Saturday night in South Atlantic League play.
The Tourists connected on a leadoff homer in the first inning and followed with a two-run shot in the second inning.
The GreenJackets scored their runs in the sixth inning on back-to-back RBI doubles by Jose Cuevas and Joe Staley.
The victory clinched the series for Asheville, which won three of the first four games. The final game of the five-game set will be this afternoon.
Houston police arrest star back
In Houston, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was arrested on a charge of resisting arrest after an early morning incident where police say it took three officers to subdue him.
Houston Police Department spokesperson Kese Smith said the incident started when Peterson was at a downtown nightclub early Saturday morning and an off-duty Houston police officer working security asked Peterson and a group of people he was with to leave because it was closed.
Bobcats sign Kidd-Gilchrist
The Charlotte Bobcats have signed their first round draft pick.
The team announced Saturday that forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, of Kentucky, signed a deal worth about $4 million for his first season, according to the union negotiated rookie pay scale.
The Bobcats chose Kidd-Gilchrist with the second overall pick.
• The Phoenix Suns withdrew their qualifying offer to Aaron Brooks, making the point guard an unrestricted free agent.
• David Faulk, the agent for unrestricted free agent Jeff Green said that the framework for a deal is in place for his client to return to Boston next season.
Green, traded to Boston in February 2011, sat out all of last season after undergoing surgery to repair an aortic aneurysm.
• Larry Miller resigned as president of the Portland Trail Blazers.
The team announced Miller’s surprising departure Saturday. The team said he is leaving to take a position with another Portland-area business. Miller was president of the Blazers the past five years.
Champion easily retains his titles
In Bern, Switzerland, Wladimir Klitschko stopped Tony Thompson in the sixth round to keep a comfortable hold on his WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles Saturday night.
The 36-year-old champion Klitschko, 58-3 with 51 knockouts, floored Thompson with a big right hand near the end of the fifth round at Stade de Suisse, and the 40-year-old American never recovered.
Game On Dude takes Gold Cup
In Inglewood, Calif., Game On Dude carried Chantel Sutherland to victory in the $500,000 Hollywood Gold Cup, making her the first female jockey to win the 73-year-old race.
They teamed to win by 1 1/2 lengths at Betfair Hollywood Park after losing the Grade 1 race by a nose last year.
Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert finished 1-2 for the second consecutive year with Game On Dude and second-place Richard’s Kid.