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Collegiate finals are set for April

The National Collegiate Disc Golf Championships will be held April 16-19 at the Hippodrome Disc Golf Course in North Augusta.

The schedule was released Friday.

Play in the men’s championship, women’s championship and first flight will begin with two rounds of doubles April 19.

Three rounds of doubles and two singles rounds will be held April 17-19.

The national champions will be decided with a final doubles round, held the afternoon of April 19.

College Baseball

Yellow Jackets rally in opener

In Atlanta, Thomas Smith went 2 for 4 with two RBI to lead Georgia Tech to a 6-5 come-from-behind victory over Old Dominion in the Yellow Jackets’ season opener.

Ben Slaton homered for the Monarchs, who jumped out to an early 3-0 lead before Georgia Tech rallied in the first game of the Battle in Midtown event.

The Yellow Jackets improved to 16-5 in season openers under coach Danny Hall.

• In Clemson, S.C., Mitchell McGeein drove in the game-winning run on a single in the 10th inning, leading Eastern Michigan to a surprising 6-5 victory over Clemson in the season opener.

Clemson’s Mike Dunster hit a pinch-hit home run in the bottom of the ninth to send the game into extra innings.

Chris Okey had two RBI for the Tigers.

Nick Rotola was 3 for 4 with an RBI for the Eagles.

• Paine College’s doubleheader at Voorhees today was postponed to Monday.

Sunday’s home game against Elizabeth City State was canceled.

High School Football

Combine pushed back to March 1

Sleeper Recruit’s evaluation combine, scheduled for today at Fox Creek High School, has been postponed until March 1.

The combine, which will begin at 11 a.m., will be led by former Strom Thurmond and Appalachian State star CoCo Hillary.

For more information, contact Sleeper Recruit at (855) 814-9990.

Tennis

Top seeds upset in Netherlands

In Rotterdam, Nether­lands, top-seeded Juan Martin del Potro and No. 2 Andy Murray both crashed out at the ABN Amro, leaving Tomas Berdych as the only seeded player to reach the semifinals.

Ernests Gulbis upset defending champion Del Potro 6-3, 6-4.

Marin Cilic beat Murray 6-3, 6-4 in an hour and 11 minutes.

Third-seeded Berdych survived a difficult first set, including a tiebreak in which he had five set points. He regrouped and went on to win 6-7 (9), 6-2, 6-4 against Jerzy Janowicz.

• In Memphis, Tenn., Michael Russell upset third-seeded Lleyton Hewitt 6-3, 7-6 (6) in the quarterfinals of the U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships.

Defending champion Kei Nishikori rallied to beat Russian Mikhail Bogomolov Jr. 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.

Soccer

Ex-England great Finney dies at 91

Former England and Preston forward Sir Tom Finney has died. He was 91.

Finney played for Preston from 1946 until he retired 14 years later, scoring 210 goals in 473 appearances.

He also scored 30 times in 76 appearances for England.

– From staff and wire reports

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