Minor League Baseball
Jackets-Legends game rained out
Sunday’s game between the Augusta GreenJackets and Lexington Legends at Lake Olmstead Stadium was canceled because of rain and will not be made up.
The GreenJackets open at three-game series at Kannapolis, N.C., tonight.
Dream dealt first defeat of season
In Newark, N.J., Cappie Pondexter and Plenette Pierson scored 17 points each Sunday, leading the New York Liberty past Atlanta 76-67 for the Dream’s first loss this season.
Kara Braxton added 14 points to help the Liberty improve to 3-0 at home. Pondexter added six rebounds and six assists, and rookie Kelsey Bone also grabbed six rebounds.
New York played without forward Essence Carson, who is out for the season with a torn ligament in her left knee.
Sancho Lyttle scored 18 points to lead the Dream, who were off to their best start since opening the 2010 season with six wins.
Late Gatti among 2013 inductees
The late Arturo “Thunder” Gatti was inducted Sunday into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
On a day that included six deceased inductees, Gatti remained fresh on the mind of everybody, especially his longtime manager Pat Lynch.
Also inducted were: Virgil “Quicksilver” Hill, a five-time world champion who won a silver medal at the 1984 Olympics and defended his light heavyweight title 20 times over his two reigns; two-time light flyweight champion Yuh Myung-woo; lightweight Wesley Ramey and middleweight Jeff Smith in the old-timer (posthumous) category; 19th century Irish boxer Joe Coburn in the pioneer category; referee Mills Lane, whose “Let’s get it on” prefight chant endeared him to boxing fans; ring announcer Jimmy Lennon Jr.; manager Arturo “Cuyo” Hernandez; cartoonist Ted Carroll; and journalist Colin Hart.
Lane reinstated by Volunteers
Tennessee running back Marlin Lane is back with the team after missing much of spring practice for disciplinary reasons.
Tennessee coach Butch Jones confirmed Sunday morning that Lane has been reinstated.
Lane missed the last four spring practice sessions along with the spring game for disciplinary reasons.
Lane rushed for 658 yards and two touchdowns on 120 carries last season. Neal ran for 708 yards and five touchdowns on 156 carries.
Crimson get best of rival yet again
In New London, Conn., the nation’s oldest intercollegiate sports event is still being dominated by Harvard.
The Crimson easily won the 148th Harvard-Yale Regatta on Sunday, completing the 4-mile, upstream race on the Thames River in 21:17.6. Yale finished with a time of 21:41.3.
Froome extends Britain’s streak
In Risoul, France, Chris Froome won the Criterium du Dauphine on Sunday.
Froome was second in the eighth and final stage behind winner Alessandro De Marchi. It was enough to extend his overall lead and make him the third consecutive British winner of the race. Bradley Wiggins won last year and in 2011.