USC Aiken takes Peach Belt title

In Pine Mountain, Ga., USC Aiken posted a final-round 291 to win the Peach Belt Conference Men’s Golf Championship on Sunday.

The Pacers won by two shots over Columbus State at the Mountain View Course at Callaway Gardens, taking their ninth conference crown.

USC Aiken’s Matt Atkins closed with 69 to earn low medalist honors.

• In Columbus, Ohio, the Augusta State women closed with 317 to finish ninth at the Lady Buckeye Spring Invitational.

The Lady Jaguars finished at 79-over 943. Michigan State won at 904.


College Baseball

Struggling Jags blanked by Pats

In Florence, S.C., Gary Ashcraft allowed three hits in six shutout innings, and Francis Marion beat Augusta State 8-0 on Sunday to send the Jaguars to their 16th consecutive loss.

• In Aiken, Tyler Moore had four hits and four RBI as USC Aiken routed Columbus State 19-4.

Luis Serrano was 3 for 6 with four RBI to lead Paine College to a 16-4 victory over Albany State at Lions Field.

• In Athens, Ga., Mike Yastrzemski and Vince Conde each had two hits and an RBI, helping Vanderbilt sweep Georgia with a 5-1 win.

• In Atlanta, Grant Clyde homered and drove in four runs as North Carolina State rallied for an 8-7 win over Georgia Tech.

• In Columbia, LB Dantzler hit a two-run home run to help South Carolina complete a sweep of Kentucky with a 3-1 win.

• In Coral Gables, Fla., Andrew Suarez had five strikeouts in a complete-game shutout, leading Miami to a 7-0 win over Clemson.


College Softball

Pacers ousted in PBC semifinals

In St. Augustine, Fla., Kristen Humphries drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the seventh inning, sending Georgia College and State to a 4-3 win over USC Aiken in the semifinals of the Peach Belt Conference Tournament.


Auto Racing

Japanese driver makes history

In Long Beach, Calif., Takuma Sato became the first Japanese driver to win an IndyCar race Sunday at the Grand Prix of Long Beach.

The win came in Sato’s 52nd career start, and the first for A.J. Foyt Racing since Airton Dare won Kansas in 2002.

• In Sakhir, Bahrain, three-time world champion Sebastian Vettel won the Formula One’s Bahrain Grand Prix, easily beating Lotus drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean.



London race held without incident

In London, Tsegaye Kebede claimed a second London Marathon title Sunday, cheered through the streets by thousands of spectators reassured by enhanced security at the first major race since the twin bombings at the Boston event.

Kebede clocked 2 hours, 6 minutes and 4 seconds in the incident-free race.



Sisters give US win in Fed Cup

In Delray Beach, Fla., Venus Williams beat Johanna Larsson 6-3, 7-5 to give the United States an insurmountable 3-1 lead against Sweden in the Fed Cup World Group.

Earlier in the day, Serena Williams gave the U.S. to a 2-1 lead when she beat Sofia Arvidsson 6-2, 6-1.



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