Mejia fans 9 in Jackets’ victory
Left-hander Adalberto Mejia struck out nine over seven innings to lead the Augusta GreenJackets to a 6-3 win over the Hickory Crawdads on Saturday night at Lake Olmstead Stadium.
Mejia improved to 7-6.
Brett Krill and Jose Flores combined for five hits as Augusta won its third in a row.
Haase defends title in Austria
In Kitzbuehel, Austria, defending champion Robin Haase, of the Netherlands, rallied past top-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-7 (2), 6-3, 6-2 on Saturday to win the Bet-at-Home Cup.
Haase won his second career title in as many finals. The 42nd-ranked Dutchman took control of the match after an hour-long rain delay at 1-1 in the second set.
Kohlschreiber, who dropped to 4-3 in career finals, will move into the top 20 for the first time when ATP rankings are released Monday.
• In Los Angeles, Ricardas Berankis advanced to his first ATP Tour final, beating Marinko Matosevic 7-5, 6-1 in the Farmers Classic at the Los Angeles Tennis Center.
The 22-year-old Lithuanian will face the winner of the all-American night semifinal between two-time champion Sam Querrey and Rajeev Ram.
Before qualifying for the event on UCLA’s campus, Berankis had played only two tour matches in the past year because of pelvic injuries.
Berankis, ranked 141st going into the event, will move inside the top 100 after his four straight-set wins over seventh-seeded Bjorn Phau, Igor Andreev, No. 4 Nicolas Mahut and No. 6 Matosevic and could go up to about No. 75 by winning the championship.
Grizzlies bring back Haddadi
The Memphis Grizzlies say they have signed Hamed Haddadi to a new undisclosed deal.
The 27-year-old center averaged 2 points, 2 rebounds and .74 blocks in 5.9 minutes in 35 games for Memphis last season. He also made four appearances for the Grizzlies in the 2012 playoff run.
Haddadi is the first Iranian to ever play in the NBA. A native of Ahvaz, Iran, Haddadi owns NBA career averages of 2.1 points and 2.2 rebounds in 6.1 minutes in 121 games in four seasons, all with the Grizzlies.
• With the King County Council potentially taking a vote next Monday on a proposed new arena in Seattle, sticking points and possible concessions on traffic and the city’s lease agreement with the Seattle Storm are building with the Seattle City Council.
Seattle City Councilman Mike O’Brien told The Associated Press that city officials continue to negotiate with investor Chris Hansen over changes to a proposed deal between the city and the private ownership group.
Among those issues are dealing with traffic concerns in the city’s industrial SoDo neighborhood, and the possibility of having Hansen’s ownership group take over the city’s current annual subsidy of the Seattle Storm.
Rivals play to scoreless draw
In Baltimore, Liverpool and Tottenham played to a scoreless draw in sweltering heat Saturday in a friendly before 42,723 fans at the home stadium of the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens.
Tottenham goalkeeper Brad Friedel preserved his side’s clean sheet with a leaping catch of a shot by Martin Skrtel in the 54th minute.
Brad Jones played the first half in goal for Liverpool and Peter Gulacsi the second.