Thomson senior commits to Dogs
Thomson High tight end Jordan Davis has committed to Georgia, Thomson coach Milan Turner confirmed Sunday night.
Davis, who’s going to be a senior this season, is a three-star prospect on Scout.com and ESPN.com.
Davis is listed at 6-foot-4 and 225 pounds and earned second team All-Area honors on offense in Georgia by The Augusta Chronicle.
Paynter wins big in New Jersey
In Oceanport, N.J., Paynter stormed into the lead entering the far turn and pulled away from the field to win the $1 million Haskell Invitational on Sunday at Monmouth Park, giving trainer Bob Baffert his third consecutive victory in the race and sixth overall.
Gemologist took the lead in the 1⅛-mile race, with Paynter on his flank through the backstretch. When they moved into the far turn, Paynter surged ahead and was never threatened in winning easily by 33/4 lengths. Nonios was second and Stealcase third in the field of six 3-year-old colts.
Paynter, the even money favorite, finished in 1:48.4 and paid $4, $2.60 and $2.40. Nonios returned $5.20 and $3.80, and Stealcase paid $5 to show.
• In Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Currency Swap beat Doctor Chit by 13/4 lengths in the $200,000 Amsterdam Stakes for 3-year-olds at Saratoga Race Course.
Ridden by Rajiv Maragh and trained by Terri Pompay, Currency Swap raced his third victory in three starts at Saratoga.
Currency Swap paid $5.60, $3.20 and $2.60. Doctor Chit returned $3 and $2.60, and Unbridled’s Note paid $5.40 to show.
Coach’s son dies in car accident
In Marshall, Minn., Brad Bigler, the men’s basketball coach at Southwest Minnesota State University, was in critical condition Sunday after a two-vehicle crash in western Minnesota that killed his 5-month-old son and injured two other relatives.
Bigler, 33, was hospitalized in Sioux Falls, S.D., with several broken ribs and a broken shoulder blade, athletic director Chris Hmielewski said. Drake Phillip Bigler, the coach’s young son, was killed in the crash.
Guerrero earns interim crown
In San Jose, Calif., Robert Guerrero proved he could still win after moving up two weight classes. Whether he has done enough to warrant a date with a big-name fighter like Floyd Mayweather Jr. remains to be seen.
Guerrero delighted his home crowd by unanimously outpointing Selcuk Aydin on Saturday night in his first fight in more than a year to win the WBC interim welterweight title.
Mayweather, who gets out of jail in August, holds the full WBC welterweight title. Guerrero is now the mandatory challenger although it’s uncertain who Mayweather will fight next.
Querrey wins 3rd Farmers Classic
In Los Angeles, Sam Querrey won the Farmers Classic for the third time in four years, routing Ricardas Berankis 6-0, 6-2 on Sunday at the Los Angeles Tennis Center.
Querrey has won 13 consecutive matches in the event on UCLA’s campus. He won the tournament in 2009 and 2010, then missed the event missed last year because of a right shoulder injury.