RiverHawks get win in shootout
In Huntsville, Ala., Alex Morton scored the clinching goal in a shootout, and the Augusta RiverHawks picked up a 2-1 win over the Huntsville Havoc on Saturday night.
Jason Price and Casey Mignone also scored during the shootout for the RiverHawks, who snapped a two-game losing streak.
Taylor McReynolds had the only goal in regulation for Augusta.
Brett Liscomb had the lone goal for Huntsville.
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Prep stats due by Wednesday
High school basketball coaches and statisticians should e-mail player statistics to The Augusta Chronicle’s Wayne Staats (wayne.staats@ augustachronicle.com) or fax them to (706) 823-3408.
The deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Doctors hopeful about Dominguez
The agent for jockey Ramon Dominguez says doctors are optimistic the nation’s leading rider will fully recover from a fractured skull.
Steve Rushing spoke Saturday with Dominguez’s wife, Sharon, who told him the jockey is doing much better after going down in a spill Friday at Aqueduct.
“It’s a slightly displaced skull fracture and he’s going to have more tests, but the doctors are optimistic he’ll make a full recovery,” Rushing said.
There is no timetable for Dominguez to be released from Jamaica Hospital Medical Center or when he might ride again.
Dominguez was aboard the 4-5 favorite Convocation, who was behind horses when the field moved to the top of the stretch.
Convocation clipped heels with Sovereign Default, with Convocation falling forward. Dominguez was thrown to the inner dirt course.
• In New York, Last Gunfighter stretched his winning streak to four, beating Isn’t He Perfect by a half length on Saturday in the $73,500 Evening Attire Stakes at Aqueduct.
Irad Ortiz Jr. was aboard for his third win of the day.
Frenchmen tops again at Rally
In Santiago, Chile, Frenchmen Stephane Peterhansel and Cyril Despres have defended their car and motorbike titles in the Dakar Rally.
Peterhansel, leading the race since the second stage on Jan. 6, became the most successful driver in the world’s toughest rally with his fifth victory to go along with a record six on a motorbike.
He’s the first person to win the car category twice since the rally moved from Africa to South America in 2009 for security reasons.
With a commanding overall lead, Peterhansel cruised to eighth behind Mini teammate Nani Roma, the winner of the 14th stage into Santiago on Saturday. Overall, Peterhansel beat 2009
winner Giniel de Villiers, of South Africa, by 42 minutes, and by nearly 90 over another Mini teammate, third-placed Leonid Novitskiy, of Russia.
Cole, Chelsea reach new deal
A person familiar with the situation says Ashley Cole has agreed to sign a new deal with Chelsea.
The left back, who has played 99 times for England, is out of contract at the end of the season and has been linked with some of Europe’s big teams, including Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.
– From staff and wire reports