Jaguars climb to fifth at Sawgrass

In Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., the Georgia Regents men climbed to fifth place in the John Hayt Collegiate Invitational on Monday.

The Jaguars posted 296 in the rain-delayed first round at Sawgrass Country Club and carded 286 in the second round.

Georgia Regents is at 6-over-par 582 for the tournament and sits 19 shots behind leader Oklahoma State.

The Jaguars’ Viktor Edin (73-69) and Jake Marriott (74-68) are tied for ninth place in the individual standings.

Also for Georgia Regents, Maverick Antcliff (72-77) is tied for 41st, Cody Shafer
(77-78) is tied for 64th and Alex
(77-78) is tied for 68th.

Sam Love, of Alabama-Birmingham, posted 67-78 to take the individual lead.

The final round is today.



Federer cruises in Dubai opener

In Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Roger Federer began his campaign for a record sixth title at the Dubai Championships with a 6-1, 6-4 win over Benjamin Becker on Monday.

“I’m extremely happy with today’s match,” Federer said. “Coming out and playing free tennis like that right off the bat is a good feeling.”

Federer has never dropped a set to the 93rd-ranked Becker in four matches.

Federer and top-seeded Novak Djokovic, who will play his first match today, have won nine of the past 11 titles in Dubai.

Federer won the trophy in 2003, ’04, ’05, ’07 and ’12. Djokovic won four times, with Rafael Nadal winning in 2006 and Andy Roddick in 2008.

Federer raced through the first set against Becker in 22 minutes.

• In Florianopolis, Brazil, fourth-seeded Francesca Schiavone lost to Barbora Zahlavova Strycova 6-4, 1-6, 7-5 in the first round of the Brazil Cup on Monday, extending her winless streak to six matches this year.

Top-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro cruised into the second round with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Timea Babos, while second-seeded Garbine Muguruza edged Vania King 6-2, 3-6, 7-5.



McBride, Lilly will join US hall

Brian McBride and Kristine Lilly have been elected to the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame along with former men’s national team coach Bob Bradley.

McBride is a veteran of three World Cups and scored 30 goals in 95 international appearances from 1993-06.

Lilly, a two-time Women’s World Cup champion and winner of two Olympic gold medals, scored 130 goals in an international record 352 appearances from 1987-10.


Horse Racing

Goldophin starts its restructuring

The racing manager and three vets are leaving their roles at Godolphin as the organization is restructured following a doping scandal.

The changes come less than a year after the downfall of Godolphin trainer Mahmood al-Zarooni, who was banned for eight years by the British Horseracing Authority for giving his horses anabolic steroids.

An investigation, requested by Godolphin owner Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, recently ruled that Al Zarooni acted alone, but made recommendations to overhaul the management structure.

A statement released on behalf of Godolphin, said it was introducing changes to “streamline and improve management oversight.”

Simon Crisford is leaving his role as racing manager, but will become global racing adviser.




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