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USC Aiken beaten by Embry-Riddle

In Aiken, NAIA nationally-ranked Embry-Riddle defeated USC Aiken 25-23, 16-25, 25-20, 27-29, 15-11 Saturday in volleyball.

Emily Maassen had 12 kills and seven assists, Shannon Byers had eight kills and 16 digs, and Megan Disney had six kills and four blocks for USC Aiken. Ashley Farwell recorded 20 assists and 20 digs.

The Eagles are ranked 12th in the nation in NAIA.

USC Aiken's record is now 7-9. Their next game is at Lander, Wednesday at 7 p.m.

- In St. Augustine, Fla., USC Aiken women's soccer team was defeated by Flagler College, 2-0. The Lady Pacers recorded six saves, all by Alli Edens, who played the entire game.

The loss drops USC Aiken's record to 2-7. Their next game is at home against UNC Pembroke, Wednesday at 5 p.m.

- In St. Augustine, Fla., USC Aiken men's soccer team was defeated by Flagler College, 2-0.

Robert Bolender had seven saves for the Pacers.

The Pacers are now 1-6. Their next game is home against UNC Pembroke, Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

Boxing

Local boxer seeks PAL championship

Divante Jones, a local boxer, competes in the 2010 PAL National Championships this weekend in San Antonio.

The winner will automatically advance to the USA Boxing Championships, an Olympic trial event for the 2012 Olympics in London.

Cycling

Tour winner wants his samples frozen

In Pinto, Spain, three-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador is challenging cycling authorities to freeze his urine and blood samples that returned a positive test for clenbuterol until technology can prove he rode clean in this year's race.

In an interview with The Associated Press, Contador says he is sticking to his story that contaminated meat is the cause of his positive test on July 21 for the fat-burning and muscle-building drug.

The Spaniard also denies suggestions he had a transfusion of his own blood to receive an energy boost before a grueling mountain stage the next day.

Contador understands it might be difficult for his story to be accepted in a sport tainted by doping scandals, but insists it is the truth.

Horse Racing

Zenyatta wins 19th consecutive race

In Inglewood, Calif., Zenyatta won her 19th consecutive race to remain unbeaten, taking the Lady's Secret Stakes in her final prep for November's Breeders' Cup.

The 6-year-old mare made her usual move from the back of the pack to overtake leader Switch in the stretch at Hollywood Park.

The victory, worth $150,000, made Zenyatta the career earnings leader for a female horse. Her total of $6,404,580 overtook the old mark of $6,334,296 set by Ouija Board, who retired in 2006.

- In Anderson, Ind., Preakness winner Lookin At Lucky came from last in a field of nine 3-year-olds to win the $500,000 Indiana Derby by 11/4 lengths over Thiskyhasnolimit.

- In New York, Haynesfield led all the way, beating favorite Blame by four lengths in the $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup.

In another Grade 1 stakes, Winchester wore down Paddy O'Prado to win the $500,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic by one length.

- In Laurel, Md., Regal Solo attacked the leaders at the top of the stretch and pulled away by 11/4 lengths to win the $150,000 Maryland Million Classic.

NHL

Thrashers defeated in preseason game

In Columbus, Ohio, Nikita Filatov scored his second of the game with 4:53 remaining to send the Columbus Blue Jackets off to Sweden -- where they will open the regular season -- on a high note with a 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Thrashers.

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