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Minor League Baseball

Shorebirds roll, earn series split

In Salisbury, Md., Wynston Sawyer drove in three runs as the Delmarva Shorebirds beat the Augusta GreenJackets 9-4 Saturday night to salvage a split of their four-game series.

Shawn Payne and Brett Krill had two RBI apiece for the slumping GreenJackets, who fell to 3-7 in August.

Augusta has an off day today before returning home to begin a three-game series against Lakewood on Monday.

Golf

Poole places 4th at eGolf tourney

In Ninety Six, S.C., Aiken’s Stephen Poole shot 3-under-par 69 to tie for fourth in the eGolf Tour’s Grand Harbor Open.

Poole finished at 15-under 273, five shots behind winner Ryan Nelson, who closed with 67. Poole earned $5,250 at Patriot Golf Club.

Former Augusta State golfer Henrik Norlander had 70 to tie for 13th at 278. Major Manning, another ex-Jaguar, had 73 to tie for 22nd at 282.

• In Norges Golfforfund, Norway, former Augusta State golfer Oliver Wilson shot 70 and is in third place at the European Challenge Tour’s Norweigan Challenge.

Wilson is four shots back of leader Kristoffer Broberg.

Triathlon

Competitor dies in event in N.J.

In Fort Lee, N.J., an athlete competing in the Ironman U.S. Championship in New York City and New Jersey died Saturday after having a medical problem during the swimming portion of the grueling triathlon, race officials said.

The competitor “experienced distress” during a 2.4-mile swim in the Hudson River at the start of the all-day competition, a publicist for the race organizers said. The course ran along the New Jersey shoreline, just north of the George Washington Bridge.

The swimmer was pulled out of the water and taken to a hospital in nearby Englewood Cliffs, N.J., but did not survive. The organizers said the cause of death is unknown. New York City police said the contestant was a 43-year-old man.

Tennis

Ex-Bulldog Isner falls in Toronto

In Toronto, Richard Gasquet advanced to the Rogers Cup final, beating eighth-seeded John Isner 7-6 (3), 6-3 on Saturday.

Gasquet will face either Novak Djokovic or Jarko Tipsarevic.

In the women’s tournament in Montreal, seventh-seeded Carolina Wozniacki ended Canadian Aleksandra Wozniak’s, beating the Quebec favorite 6-4, 6-4 in the quarterfinals.

In the semifinals, Wozniacki will face fifth-seeded Petra Kvitova, a 6-3, 6-2 winner over Tamira Paszek.

In the other quarterfinals, 10th-seeded Li Na beat second-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska 6-2, 6-1, and 16th-seeded Lucie Safarova topped Roberta Vinci 6-2, 6-2.

College Basketball

’Nova aid resigns amid résumé flap

Villanova announced that assistant coach Doug Martin resigned because of inaccuracies on his résumé.

Martin was hired on Monday. He had been coaching at Paul VI High School in Virginia. He has also coached in the Continental Basketball Association. When he was hired by Villanova, the school issued a news release that said Martin had played for Wisconsin-Green Bay from 1991-95.

ESPN.com first reported that there was no record of Martin playing for Wisconsin-Green Bay.


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