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Softball

Shortstop added to Jaguars’ class

Shortstop Erin Rozier, of Pierce County High School in Blackshear, Ga., signed with Georgia Regents University, head coach Melissa Mullins announced Tuesday.

Rozier received first-team All-Region honors in each of her four seasons with the Bears.

Auto Racing

Races to be held in Swainsboro

Swainsboro Raceway will play host to the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern National Super Late Model Series on Friday night.

Drivers from across the region are expected to compete for $195,000 in prize money.

Six other races will also be included in the program.

Tickets range from $10 to $35. Gates open at 4 p.m.

Soccer

Shea’s late goal gives US victory

In East Hartford, Conn., Brek Shea scored his first international goal off a feed from Landon Donovan in the 82nd minute Tuesday night to give the United States a 1-0 victory over Costa Rica and the top spot in its Gold Cup group.

Donovan’s pass hit Shea in stride, and the Stoke City player sent a left-footed shot from 15 yards off goalkeeper Patrick Pemberton for the winner, the Americans’ eighth in a row, a team record.

They will play El Salvador on Sunday in Baltimore, while Costa Rica meets Honduras.

Cesc Fabregas wants to remain at Barcelona, according to coach Tito Vilanova.

Manchester United offered 30 million euros ($39 million) to bring the 26-year-old former Arsenal captain back to the Premier League.

“I had a talk with him and he said he wanted to stay here and did not want to go to another big club,” Vilanova said.

• Torino goalkeeper Jean Francois Gillet was suspended for three years and seven months by the Italian football federation for his part in the match-fixing scandal.

Gillet was found guilty of fixing and failing to report fixing for two matches in Italy’s Serie B.

Tennis

Hingis will make return in doubles

Tennis Hall of Famer Martina Hingis plans to come out of retirement and play doubles at the Southern California Open.

Hingis will play with Daniela Hantuchova.

Hingis, 32, will be making her first WTA tournament appearance since September 2007.

The former No. 1 player in the world won 43 career WTA singles titles, including five Grand Slam singles championships and 37 career WTA doubles titles, including nine Grand Slam doubles championships.

The tournament is July 27-Aug. 4.

• In Bastad, Sweden, top-ranked Serena Williams advanced to the second round of the Swedish Open, beating Sesil Karatancheva 6-1, 6-2 on Tuesday.

College Basketball

Kent State wins suit vs. ex-coach

Kent State has won a $1.2 million judgment against former men’s basketball coach Geno Ford for leaving in
2011 to become coach at Bradley.

The lawsuit claimed Ford had no permission to terminate his Kent State contract, which was scheduled to expire in 2015.

• Forward Wanaah Bail is expected to miss four months as he recovers from knee surgery, although the freshman’s eligibility with UCLA for the upcoming basketball season is unknown.

– From staff and wire reports


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