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Jackets game on road washed out

The Augusta GreenJackets game scheduled for Saturday night at the Greensboro Grasshoppers was postponed because of rain and will be made up as part of doubleheader today beginning at 2 p.m.

Golf

Ex-Yellow Jacket surges to the top

In Florence, S.C., former Georgia Tech standout James White made nine birdies to match the competitive course record of 63 on Saturday to move into a three-way tie for the lead after three rounds of the NGA Tour’s Honda Powersports Classic at the Country Club of South Carolina.

White, who began the day tied for 17th, is at 18-under 198 with Kent Bulle (64 on Saturday) and Jon Curran (66).

Second-round leader Kevin Aylwin shot 71 to drop four back.

Former Augusta State standout Major Manning had 70 and is tied for 24th at 207 with ex-USC Aiken All-American Roberto Diaz, who shot 72.

Tennis

Serena reaches Rogers Cup final

In Toronto, top-seeded Serena Williams advanced to the Rogers Cup final on Saturday night, beating third-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska 7-6 (3), 6-4.

The two-time Rogers Cup champion will face Sorana Cirstea, a 6-1, 7-6 (5) winner over fourth-seeded Li Na in the other semifinal.

Williams has seven tournament victories this year and 53 overall. In her last event, she won the Swedish Open on July 21.

The 27th-ranked Cirstea ousted two former world No. 1s in Jelena Jankovic and Caroline Wozniacki this week and beat sixth-seeded Petra Kvitova in the quarterfinals.

• In Montreal, Milos Raonic beat fellow Canadian Vasek Pospisil 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (4) on Saturday to reach the Rogers Cup final.

Canada’s top-ranked player will face the winner of Saturday’s late semifinal later between two-time defending champion Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.

The 22-year-old Raonic, from Thornhill, Ontario, will crack the top 10 in the next world rankings after reaching the final of a Masters series event. The last Canadian to win the event was Robert Bedard, who took the last of his three titles in 1958.

Horse Racing

Wise Dan takes Saratoga feature

In Saratoga, Springs, N.Y., reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan won the $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course, taking control at mid-stretch and beating King Kreesa by 1¾ lengths.

Ridden by John Velazquez, Wise Dan ran a mile over the turf course in 1:34.

The victory extended the 6-year-old gelding’s winning streak to eight races, including the 2012 Breeders’ Cup Mile.

Sailing

Luna Rossa gets four-race sweep

Italy’s Luna Rossa ended Artemis Racing’s attempt to advance in the America’s Cup trials, finishing a four-race sweep in the challenger semifinals Saturday when the Swedish-backed boat made too many errors.

Luna Rossa benefited from three penalties against Artemis Racing, including a big one just before the start, and sailed its high-performance, 72-foot catamaran to a victory of 2 minutes, 11 seconds on San Francisco Bay.

The Italians move on to the best-of-13 Louis Vuitton Cup final against powerhouse Emirates Team New Zealand beginning next Saturday.


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