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College Basketball

Georgia Regents tickets on sale

Georgia Regents unveiled a new season ticket package along with several pricing options Thursday for the 2013-14 men’s and women’s basketball seasons.

Season tickets are on sale now and will also be available at Jaguar Madness on Oct. 24 in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

For more information, call the ticket office at (706) 737-1626.

Golf

Stanley’s in front after two rounds

In Charlotte, N.C., former Newberry golfer Daniel Stanley moved into sole possession of the lead after two rounds of the eGolf Tour’s
54-hole Salisbury Classic.

Stanley, who was tied for the first-round lead with Christian Brand, shot 6-under-
par 65 on Thursday and is at 14-under 128.

Matt Ryan had 64 and is in second place at 130.

Brand had 69 and is tied for fifth place at 132.

Former Augusta State golfer Mitch Krywulycz had 66 and is tied for 14th place at 135, while Aiken native Matt Hendrix shot 67 and is tied for 20th place at 136.

Matt Atkins, a former USC Aiken All-American, had 72 and made the cut on the number at 139, as did former Augusta State golfer Derek Chang (68 on Thursday).

NHL

Avalanche coach is fined $10,000

Patrick Roy says he has been fined $10,000 by the NHL for his emotional outburst before in his Colorado Avalanche coaching debut on Wednesday.

Soon after the final horn of a 6-1 win, Roy yelled at Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau and then pounded on the glass partition separating the two benches. Roy was livid over a late knee-to-knee hit on rookie Nathan MacKinnon.

Roy said he will “always defend my players.”

The animated Hall of Fame goalie was far from pleased with Boudreau, who took exception to Roy talking to his players and referees.

Roy said: “What Boudreau said was all lies.”

NBA

Bryant takes trip for knee therapy

Kobe Bryant left the country late Wednesday night to undergo an undisclosed medical procedure, according to the Los Angeles Lakers, who expect him back early next week.

Yahoo! Sports, citing league sources, reported that Bryant is traveling to Germany to have platelet-rich plasma therapy on his right knee. He underwent the same therapy on his left ankle and right knee in Germany in 2011.

Bryant did not consult with Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni prior to this departure, but the coach shrugged off the development.

Tennis

Djokovic, Serena make quarters

In Beijing, top-seeded Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams overcame tough challenges to reach the quarterfinals of the China Open.

Djokovic outlasted Fer­nando Verdasco 7-5, 2-6, 6-2 in a see-saw match while Williams saved three set points in the first set before beating Maria Kirilenko 7-5, 7-5.

Third-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska also advanced.

• In Tokyo, third-seeded Milos Raonic overpowered Jeremy Chardy 6-4, 6-3 to advance to the quarterfinals of the Japan Open.

Raonic, coming off a win at the Thailand Open on Sunday, had 17 aces.

Raonic will next face Lukas Lacko, who beat qualifier Edouard Roger-Vasselin 7-5, 6-4.


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