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Minor League Baseball

Intimidators rout GreenJackets

In Kannapolis, N.C., Chris Freudenberg limited Augusta to two hits and one run over six innings, and everyone in the Intimidators’ lineup except one had a hit and scored a run in Kannapolis’ 10-5 win Sunday.

Christian Jones and Brandon Farley each allowed six hits and five runs in four combined innings for Augusta (54-57, 20-23).

Christian Stringer had three hits while Trey Michal­czewski, Danny Hayes and Carl Thomore each had two for Kannapolis (52-58, 23-20).

WNBA

Charles, Liberty edge past Dream

In Atlanta, Tina Charles had 30 points and 14 rebounds
as the New York Liberty beat Atlanta 83-76 on Sunday to spoil Dream coach Michael Cooper’s early return to the sideline.

Cooper missed the past five games after being diagnosed with early stage tongue cancer. He had surgery July 24. Team officials at the time said that Cooper, 58, was expected to miss about two weeks.

By winning eight of their past 12 games after a 4-11 start, the fourth-place Liberty (12-15) have pulled within five games of the first-place Dream (17-10) in the East, and New York took the season series against Atlanta 3-1.

Atlanta leads second-place Washington by four games, and Indiana by 4.5.

Soccer

Real Madrid signs goalkeeper

In Madrid, Real Madrid says it has signed Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas from Levante after his stellar World Cup campaign.

The Champions League winner said on its Web site
that Navas agreed to a six-year
deal and will be presented at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium Tuesday after undergoing a medical exam.

Navas was one of Costa Rica’s best players in its surprising run to the quarterfinals at the World Cup in Brazil before losing a penalty shootout to the Netherlands.

Golf

Burton finishes third in Roswell

In Kennesaw, Ga., Jay McLuen, of Forsyth, shot a course record of 7-under-par 65 for a tournament total of 19-under 269 to run away with the title at the Georgia Open at Pinetree Country Club.
By winning a second time, McLuen joins a multiple champions list that includes former Thomson resident Franklin Langham.

Amateur Jimmy Beck, of Columbus, finished second, while Evans resident Kelby Burton (70-68-72-70) finished tied for third with Acworth’s Matt Nagy (70-68-70-72).

Emmanuel Kountakis, of Martinez, finished tied for eighth after shooting 284.

Colleges

Academy looks at sports programs

In Colorado Springs, Colo., the Air Force Academy said Sunday it has launched an investigation of its athletic department and is demanding more accountability from coaches after the Colorado Springs Gazette reported allegations of lax oversight and athlete misconduct.

Lt. Gen. Michelle D. Johnson, the academy’s super­intendent, released a statement acknowledging “troubling” behavior by some athletes and other cadets. She cited a 2011 party that eventually led to the court-martial and expulsions of several cadets, some for sexual misconduct.

Johnson told The Gazette that the academy inspector general’s office will look into the athletic department to determine whether sports programs promote the school’s ideals.


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