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Greenbrier is swept in quarterfinal play

In Atlanta, Greenbrier was swept Tuesday by defending champion Marist in the quarterfinals of the Class AAAA playoffs.

Marist won 6-2 and 10-1, ending Greenbrier's season at 21-10.

Marist roughed up starters Austin Robinson in the first game and Jordan Hunt in the second game.

Brody Whisnam had two hits for Greenbrier in Game 1 and Will Price homered for the Wolfpack's lone run in the second game.

Golf

NeSmith places 4th in state tournament

In Greenville, S.C., North Augusta junior Matt NeSmith finished fourth in the South Carolina High School League's Class AAAA state tournament at Furman University Golf Course.

NeSmith shot 74-74-73--221. He finished seven shots behind medalist Shane Rogan (72-69-73--214), of Blythewood.

North Augusta shot 957 as a team to finish sixth. Fort Dorchester won the title at 899.

Aiken and South Aiken tied for 12th place at 979. Davis Whittle led the Hornets at 77-74-83--234. Chas Masters was the top player for South Aiken at 72-79-84--235.

- In Suwanee, Ga., former Lakeside golfer Brian Carter made it through a U.S. Open local qualifier on Tuesday.

Carter, a sophomore on the Georgia golf team, tied for fifth place with 71 at The River Club. He'll advance to one of 11 sectional qualifying sites around the country. The sectionals are 36 holes.

The U.S. Open will be played June 16-19 at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md.

NBA/NHL

Group might sell Hawks, Thrashers

The Atlanta Spirit ownership group is discussing selling the Atlanta Hawks in addition to the Atlanta Thrashers, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported on its Web site.

One deal would send the Thrashers to Winnipeg, but a possible separate deal for the Hawks would keep the team in Atlanta, according to two people familiar with the situation.

NFL

Ex-Clemson star is let go by Cleveland

The Cleveland Browns have dismissed former Clemson wide receiver Jerry Butler , the team's director of player development for the past 10 years.

Butler, a wide receiver for nine seasons with Buffalo, had been with the Browns since their expansion return in 1999. He coached the club's wide receivers for two years before moving into the front office.

Boxing

Marquez-Pacquiao fight in the works

It appears that Juan Manuel Marquez will get his long-awaited third fight with pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao .

Top Rank promoter Bob Arum told ESPN.com that he made a deal with Marquez on Tuesday in Los Angeles for the lightweight champion to move up in weight to challenge Pacquiao for his welterweight title on Nov. 12.

Tennis

Schiavone leads seeds in Brussels

In Brussels, French Open champion Francesca Schiavone reached the second round of the Brussels Open, one of five seeded players to advance in the clay-court tune-up for the French Open.

Schiavone, seeded third, beat Tsvetana Pironkova, of Bulgaria, 6-2, 7-5. Also winning first-round matches were No. 4 Jelena Jankovic, of Serbia, No. 6 Yanina Wickmayer, of Belgium, No. 7 Alexandra Dulgheru, of Romania, and No. 8 Peng Shuai, of China.

- In Nice, France, French wild card Julien Benneteau upset sixth-seeded Marcos Baghdatis 7-6 (3), 6-2 in the first round of the Open de Nice.

Fourth-seeded Andy Roddick pulled out of the tournament ahead of today's match after injuring his right shoulder at last week's Italian Open.

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