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Minor League Baseball

Rain postpones Jackets twin bill

The doubleheader between the Augusta GreenJackets and Charleston RiverDogs was suspended Sunday because of rain.

The two teams were scheduled to play two games after rain postponed Saturday’s game, but continuing rain showers forced a suspension of the first game of the doubleheader in the third inning. The GreenJackets led 2-0.

The suspended game will be completed Aug. 1 when the RiverDogs return to Augusta. A regularly scheduled game will begin following the first game.

The second game of Sunday’s doubleheader will be made up as part of a doubleheader Aug. 3. Both days will begin at 5:35 p.m.

Golf

Ex-Pacer takes 4th in NGA event

In Mandeville, La., former USC Aiken golfer Roberto Diaz came up short in the final round of the NGA Tour’s Florida Marine Open.

Diaz, who had at least a share of the lead and every round entering Sunday’s play, shot 71 and finished fourth at Beau Chene Country Club.

Blake Trimble held off Blayne Barber in a playoff to win the title.

Aiken native Matt Hendrix shot 68 and tied for 14th.

Soccer

Last-minute goal lifts Martinique

InPasadena, Calif., Fabrice Reuperne scored with less than a minute remaining in stoppage time to lift Martinique to a 1-0 victory over Canada in the opening round of the CONCACAF Gold Cup on Sunday at the Rose Bowl.

Martinique controlled most of the match, but grew frustrated at its inability to put the ball in the net. A scramble in front of the net ended the frustration. The ball squirted out of the penalty area toward midfield, and Reuperne got a running start on his shot, which came in the 92nd minute. The victory was a first for Martinique in Gold Cup competition over Canada.

NFL

HOF parade will add more police

In Canton, Ohio, Police plan to increase security for the Pro Football Hall of Fame parade on Aug. 3 in northeast Ohio.

Canton police Capt. Jack Angelo tells The Repository it’s a response to disorderly conduct along the route last year, when police arrested dozens of people before the parade and accidentally shot and injured one man. The parade is part of a weekend celebration for the hall of fame in Canton.

NHL

Seguin blames slur on hackers

Recently-acquired Dallas Stars forward Tyler Seguin says an anti-gay comment that showed up on his Twitter account came from “hackers.” The tweet showed up on his account Saturday and was quickly removed.

Seguin posted an apology on Twitter and said he was temporarily shutting down his account because of “repeated attempts by ‘hackers’ to try to damage my reputation.”

Horse Racing

Effie Trinket is tops at Belmont

In New York, Effie Trinket and jockey Rosie Napravnik rallied to beat Bella Castani, the even-money favorite, by 1¼ lengths on Sunday in the $100,000 Diamondrella Stakes for 3-year-old fillies on the turf at Belmont Park.

It was the second straight victory and fourth in seven starts for Effie Trinket, who is trained by Rick Violette.

– From staff and wire reports


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