Lexington rides late surge to win

In Lexington, Ky., the Legends scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to beat the Augusta GreenJackets 7-4 on Sunday.

Bubba Starling homered in the fifth inning for Lexington.

Jose Reyes gave up three runs in four innings for Augusta, which had taken the first two games of the four-game series.

The two teams will meet again at 10 a.m. today.

• In Baton Rouge, La., Jack Wynkoop pitched seven scoreless innings to lead South Carolina to a 4-0 win over Louisiana State.

Wynkoop (6-2) allowed five hits and no walks.


Hall, Nelson win Four-Ball crown

Jack Hall, of Sea Island, and Danny Nelson, of Savannah, captured the Georgia Four-Ball Championship on Sunday at Champions Retreat Golf Club.

Hall and Nelson won by three shots over Bob Royak, of Alpharetta, and Robert Sheats, of Atlanta, in the Georgia State Golf Association event.

Brad Jones and Jeff Knox, of Augusta, tied for 11th place, 10-shots back.


Senators secure East’s No. 7 seed

In Boston, Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:34 to play and the Ottawa Senators beat Boston 4-2 on Sunday night in the NHL’s rescheduled regular-season finale.

The victory gave the Senators the seventh seed for the Eastern Conference playoffs and a matchup with Montreal and dropped the New York Islanders into eighth and a first-round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Bruins, who could have won the Northeast Division and earned a No. 2 seed with a win, finish fourth; they will play Toronto in the first round.

College Football

Big Ten changes division names

The Big Ten says it is going to an East and West alignment for divisions and a nine-game schedule format for conference play.

Big Ten presidents and chancellors approved the moves Sunday.

The new division alignments will begin in 2014 when Rutgers and Maryland join the conference, meaning “Legends” and “Leaders” will be a thing of the past. Teams will go from playing eight conference games to nine in 2016.

Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State and Rutgers will be in the East division. The West will consist of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Purdue and Wisconsin.


Nadal prevails at Barcelona Open

In Barcelona, Spain, Rafael Nadal won the Barcelona Open for the eighth time Sunday, defeating Nicolas Almagro 6-4, 6-3 for his fourth title of the year.

Nadal has made six consecutive finals after returning from a knee injury that sidelined him since last summer. It is the 54th title of his career.

• In Stuttgart, Germany, Maria Sharapova beat Li Na 6-4, 6-3 on Sunday to successfully defend her WTA Porsche Grand Prix title in a final between the last two French Open champions.

• In Savannah, Ga., the Georgia College and State women eliminated Augusta State in the first round of the NCAA Southeast Regionals on Sunday. The Bobcats won the match 5-3.

– From staff and wire reports



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