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Jackets blanked by Sand Gants

In Savannah, Ga., the Augusta GreenJackets had twice as many hits as the Savannah Sand Gnats, but still lost 1-0 on Wednesday night at Grayson Stadium.

Savannah, which was outhit 8-4, scored its run in the third inning on Augusta starting pitcher Kendry Flores’ throwing error.

Flores (6-6) went seven innings, allowing four hits and striking out six.

Three Savannah pitchers kept Augusta off the scoreboard, dropping the GreenJackets below .500 (8-9) for the second half of the South Atlantic League season.

Charles Jones had two of Augusta’s eight hits.

Savannah, which won the series opener 8-1 on Tuesday, goes for the series sweep in the finale tonight.

Colleges

Lady Jags land Lander transfer

Georgia Regents Univer­sity’s women’s golf team has announced the signing of three more players, including Lander tranfer Teresa Caballer Hernani, who was the Peach Belt Conference player of the year and freshman of the year in 2012-13.

The other signees are Jessica Haigwood and Josefine Nyqvist.

Former Lakeside golfer Eunice Yi had previously signed.

Yi, Haigwood, of Roswell, Ga., and Sweden’s Nyqvist will be freshman while Hernani will be a sophomore.

At Lander, Hernani was named the first NCAA Division II All-American.

• The Augusta Sports Council has announced the 25-player preseason watch list for the 2013 Ray Guy Award, which honors the nation’s top collegiate punter.

The list includes 2012 semifinalists Kyle Christy (Florida), Steven Clark (Auburn), Tyler Williams (Marshall) and Kirby Van Der Kamp (Iowa State).

The number of eligible candidates for this season will increase when the award opens for nominations in September.

The complete list of candidates will be released on Oct. 25.

• Mississippi’s basketball team has indefinitely suspended guard Marshall Henderson for a violation of team rules, the school announced Wednesday.

The suspension is a result of multiple failed drug tests, sources told ESPN.

Henderson, a 6-foot-2 guard, led the SEC in scoring and helped Ole Miss win the SEC Tournament and earn an NCAA Tournament berth for the first time since
2002.

Golf

Louisville’s Cobb leads eGolf field

In Kannapolis, N.C., Brandon Cobb, of Louisville, Ga., is leading the eGolf Tour’s Southern Open, thanks to a blistering nine holes at The Club at Irish Creek.

Cobb, who at 36 years old has recently returned to pro golf, shot 6-under-par 29 on the front nine (his final nine of the day) and finished at 7-under-par 64. He has a two-shot lead over five golfers.

In his eGolf debut, former USC Aiken All-American Matt Atkins, of Owensboro, Ky., had 68.

Ex-Augusta State player Taylor Floyd shot 69 and Mitch Krywulycz, another former Jaguar, had 73.

NFL

Lions’ Stafford signs extension

Matthew Stafford signed a $53 million, three-year extension with the Detroit Lions to stay under contract for $76.5 million over the next five seasons.

Stafford had two years left on the deal he signed as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2009 draft out of Georgia.


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UGA lineman charged

ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor was arrested early Tuesday on a charge of felony aggravated assault/family violence.
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