Coble wins title for the 9th time
In Carrollton, Ga., Laura Coble continued her domination of the Georgia Women’s Match Play Championship.
The Augustan beat Nikki Crowley, of Phenix City, 2 and 1 in the final on Friday at Sunset Hills Country Club.
It was Coble’s ninth victory in the 15-year history of the event.
“This is humbling,” Coble said. “I am very fortunate and lucky to win that many times, especially putting the way I did this week. I’m very lucky. I had some good shots, so that helped. I love coming here. I have a lot of good memories from this place.”
In her five matches, Coble closed out every opponent before reaching the 18th hole.
• In Saint-Omer, France, former Augusta State golfer James Heath is five shots off the lead at the midpoint of the European Tour’s Saint-Omer Open.
Heath shot 1-under-par 70 on Friday and is at 1-under 141, placing him in a tie for seventh place.
He’s chasing leader Kim Sihwan, of Korea, who had 69 and is at 136.
South Africa’s Darren Fichardt also had 69 and is at 137.
Former Augusta State golfer Jamie Elson had 73 and is at 143. Oliver Wilson, another former Jaguar, shot 73 for 148 and missed the cut by a shot.
• In Lexington, N.C., Canada’s Cam Burke shot 6-under-par 65 and is at the top of a bunched up leaderboard after the third round of the eGolf Tour’s Bolle Classic.
Burke, who is at 13-under 199 through 54 holes, has a one-shot lead over five golfers.
David Robinson, of Sandersville, Ga., is tied for ninth place after 69 brought him to 203. Aiken’s Stephen Poole had 68 and is tied for 13th place at 204.
Four given some evidence by NFL
The NFL turned over some evidence to the four players suspended for the Saints bounty program, but lawyers for the players said Friday they are seeking more information.
Current Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma and defensive end Will Smith, Green Bay defensive end Anthony Hargrove and Cleveland linebacker Scott Fujita will have their appeals heard Monday by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
“We have followed the procedures set forth in the CBA on appeals of commissioner discipline,” league spokesman Greg Aiello said.
• Jesse Powell, a linebacker for the unbeaten 1972 Miami Dolphins, has died at a hospital in West Texas.
• Jerry Sandusky won a court ruling Friday that will let him have an expert testify about a psychiatric condition that his lawyer says helps explain letters he wrote to his accusers and other actions being construed as him grooming victims.
Judge John Cleland granted a motion that sought to put evidence of “histrionic personality disorder” before jurors in Sandusky’s child sexual abuse case.
Testimony in the trial is expected to resume Monday.
Querrey earns semifinal spot
In London, Sam Querrey reached his first semifinal in nearly two years, defeating Ivan Dodig of Croatia 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 at Queen’s Club.
Querrey will face sixth-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia, who advanced 6-4, 2-0 when Yen-hsun Lu of Taiwan retired due to groin pain.
Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov reached his first career semifinal by upsetting ninth-seeded South African Kevin Anderson 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, He’ll meet David Nalbandian, who beat Edouard Roger-Vasselin of France 4-6, 7-5, 6-3.