RiverHawks lose to Surge by two
In Biloxi, Miss., Tyler Ruel scored with 1:22 left in the third period to help lead the Mississippi Surge to a 4-2 win over the Augusta RiverHawks on Friday night.
Rob Campbell added another goal with 45 seconds left to ice the game for the Surge, the defending Southern Professional Hockey League champions.
Augusta, which led 2-1 at the end of two periods, got goals from Egor Mironov and Jason Price.
Jeff Grant and Mark Versteeg-Lytwyn also scored for Mississippi.
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Spartans fall to Raiders at state
In Macon, Ga., Glenn Hills fell to West Laurens, 53-24, in its second match of the Class AAA State Duels.
The Spartans dropped into the loser’s bracket of the double-elimination tournament, where they will face the winner of Cairo and Chestatee today in hopes of staying alive.
Braves re-sign Prado, Wilson
The Atlanta Braves avoided arbitration with outfielder Martin Prado, agreeing to a $4.75 million contract for 2012, and also brought back utility infielder Jack Wilson with a scaled-down deal.
Prado, who made $3.1 million last season, moved to left field in 2011 and slumped a bit, batting .260 with 13 homers and 57 RBI. Before that, he had three consecutive years hitting above .300.
Wilson agreed to a $1 million, one-year contract.
• The New York Yankees made a major push to bolster their starting rotation, agreeing to terms with right-hander Hiroki Kuroda on a $10 million, one-year contract shortly after acquiring young righty Michael Pineda from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for young power-hitting catcher Jesus Montero.
• Relief pitcher Kerry Wood is returning to the Chicago Cubs after agreeing to a $3 million deal.
Repeat offenders face stiff penalty
The NCAA outlined plans Friday to penalize repeat rule-breakers with tougher sanctions, save money by cutting football and women’s basketball scholarships and trim its massive 400-page rulebook.
Khan, Peterson to have rematch
Amir Khan was granted a rematch against Lamont Peterson by the WBA.
Khan lost his WBA and IBF belts to Peterson on a split decision after being docked two points for pushing in the Dec. 10 fight. He also questioned the presence of a “mystery man” distracting judges at ringside.
The fight will take place in either April or May, according to Khan.
Ferrer advances in New Zealand
In Auckland, New Zealand, two-time champion David Ferrer beat third-seeded compatriot Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 6-4 in the semifinals of the Heineken Open.
The top-seeded Ferrer will face Olivier Rochus in the finals today. Rochus, ranked 68th, beat eighth-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany 6-7 (4), 6-1, 6-4.
• In Melbourne, Australia, American Mardy Fish beat Austria’s Jurgen Melzer 6-2, 4-6, 6-1 to move into the final of the Kooyong invitational against Australian teenager Bernard Tomic.
Andy Roddick finished the tournament with a 6-3, 6-3 loss to Japan’s Kei Nishikori, his second defeat in three matches.