Minor League Baseball
sweep twin bill
In Kannapolis, N.C., the Augusta GreenJackets swept a doubleheader from the Kannapolis Intimidators on Tuesday night, winning 7-1 and 9-3.
The first game was postponed from Monday night because of rain.
Andrew Cain drove in two runs in the opener, while Rafael Rodriguez went 3 for 3 and scored twice.
Kendry Flores (4-4) got the win, allowing one run on six hits in six innings. He struck out seven.
In the nightcap, Alberto Robles went 3 for 4 with a homer and three RBI for the GreenJackets. Ben Turner was 3 for 3 with a homer and three runs.
Joan Gregorio (3-0) picked up the win, allowing three runs on eight hits in six innings. He struck out two.
Mexico draws with Costa Rica
In Mexico City, Mexico and Costa Rica battled to a scoreless draw in Tuesday night’s World Cup qualifier.
• Australia coach Holger Osieck has taken some shine off his team’s World Cup qualifying win over Jordan with a sexist jibe that “women should shut up in public” before his post-match news conference.
Osieck was taking his seat before addressing reporters following Australia’s 4-0 win when he could be heard to jokingly accuse a Football Australia official of ordering him around.
The German-born coach said: “There is a saying it is a very ... women should shut up in public. I say it to my wife at home, it is a private one, OK.”
Looking at the waiting media Osieck added: “And you record that one as well? I am going to be the darling of all Australian wives.”
• In Quito, Ecuador, Argentina managed a 1-1 draw against Ecuador to remain on top of South America’s World Cup qualifying standings.
Huskies eligible for tournament
Connecticut’s men’s basketball team, which was barred from the 2013 postseason because of past problems with its Academic Progress Rate, has qualified academically for next year’s NCAA Tournament.
The Huskies APR for the 2011-12 school year is 947 out of 1000, giving it a two-year score of 962.5, which meets the NCAA’s standard.
• The American Athletic Conference, which consists of five former Big East members, including national champion Louisville, will hold its first men’s basketball tournament at the FedExForum in Memphis next March.
Querrey notches 200th career win
In London, American Sam Querrey earned his 200th career singles victory by edging Aljaz Bedene 7-6 (11), 5-7, 7-6 (5) in a rain-interrupted match at the Queen’s Club grass-court tournament.
British training great Cecil dies
Henry Cecil, who trained unbeaten superstar Frankel and was one of British horse racing’s greatest trainers in a career spanning nearly half a century, died Tuesday following a long battle with cancer. He was 70.
Cecil worked as a trainer for 44 years at Warren Place Stables.
Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2011, Cecil was champion trainer in Britain 10 times. He capped his career by training one of racing’s all-time great horses, Frankel, who was retired last year after winning all 14 of his races.