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Minor League Baseball

Jackets fall on road against Sand Gnats

In Savannah, Ga., Wilfredo Tovar drove in two runs to the lead the Savannah Sand Gnats to a 6-5 win over the Augusta GreenJackets on Saturday night.

Josh Mazzola hit his 10th homer of the season for the GreenJackets. Adam Duvall added two RBI for Augusta.

Golf

Kelley, Black lead at Goshen Classic

Mike Kelley shot 2-under-par 70 to take a three-stroke lead in the senior division of the Regions Bank Amateur Series' Goshen Golf Classic.

Kenny Larry and Mark Givens both had 73s in the first round and are tied for second at Goshen Plantation. Glen Hurt and Robert Samuels are another shot back.

In the regular division, Jason Black 's 72 gave him a one-shot lead over Chris Hsieh . Andrew Spencer carded 74 and is in third. Charles Holtzclaw and David Hogan had 75s and are tied for fourth.

- In Stanley, N.C., Brendan Gielow shot 1-under 70 to win the eGolf Tour's Cowans Ford Open by one over former Georgia golfer Hudson Swafford and Brazilian Fernando Mechereffe.

Gielow, a former Wake Forest standout, finished at 19-under 265 at Cowans Ford Country Club.

Former Augusta State golfer Mitch Krywulycz (69) and Scott Parel (67) were in the group tied for 18th at 274. Former USC Aiken star Roberto Diaz (67) tied for 33rd at 277.

Soccer

Mexico rallies past U.S. to win Gold Cup

In Pasadena, Calif., Pablo Barrera scored two goals and Mexico rallied to beat the United States 4-2 in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final at the Rose Bowl.

Andres Guardado and Giovani Dos Santo s also scored for Mexico, which has won two consecutive Gold Cup titles and six overall. The victory qualifies Mexico for the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, a preview of the 2014 World Cup.

Michael Bradle y and Landon Donovan scored to help the United States build a 2-0 lead. Donovan became the Gold Cup's all-time leading scorer with 13 goals.

- Former Croatia coach Tomislav Ivic has died at age 77.

His death Friday was announced by the Croatian Football Federation. Croatian media says Ivic suffered from diabetes and heart problems.

Ivic coached the national teams of the former Yugoslavia, Croatia, Iran, and the United Arab Emirates, along with 20 clubs from 14 different countries, in a coaching career spanning 1967-2004.

He won league titles with Hajduk Split, Ajax, Anderlecht, Porto, Panathinaikos and Olympique Marseille.

Media

CNN's first sports anchor Charles dies

Broadcaster Nick Charle s, who became CNN's first sports anchor, has died after a two-year fight with bladder cancer. He was 64.

The Atlanta-based cable network said Charles died in Santa Fe, N.M. He had been with the network from its beginning in 1980.

CNN Worldwide president Jim Walton said Saturday Charles helped put CNN on the map with his intelligence, style and passion.

Olympics

Tokyo's bid includes devastated regions

The head of the Japanese Olympic Committee says Tokyo's bid for the 2020 Summer Olympics would include regions hardest hit by the March 11 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crises.

JOC chief Tsunekazu Takeda met with government officials from Japan's northeastern region on Saturday and told them he wants the 2020 Games in Tokyo to stand as a "symbol of recovery."

Takeda said Miyagi, Iwate and Fukushima -- the three areas hardest hit by the disaster -- could host events such as soccer if Tokyo wins the right to host the Olympics.

National Olympic committees have until Sept. 1 to submit bids for the 2020 Games. Tokyo, which hosted the 1964 Olympics, has yet to formally announce a bid but is expected to do so.


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