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Golf

Jaguars in third at Aiken tourney

After two rounds, Augusta State is tied for third place at the Cleve­land Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate at Aiken’s Palmetto Golf Club.

The Uni­versity of South Car­olina is in first place at 570 (287-283), leading N.C. State by a stroke. At 574, Virginia is tied for third with the Jaguars.

USC Aiken is in seventh, 10 strokes back of the leaders. Matt Atkins leads the Pacers and is second in the individual standings at 4-under. Alex Wennstam is the top player for the Jaguars, in 10th place at 2-over.

High Schools

3 local athletes select colleges

Aquinas soccer player Sydney Thompson has signed with Lander. She scored 33 goals as a junior and has scored 109 goals in her career, along with 70 assists.

Grovetown volleyball players Kristi Sammons and Katie Chancellor have signed with LaGrange.

College Baseball

USC Aiken drops to 13th in poll

The University of South Caro­lina Aiken (15-5, 6-3 Peach Belt) fell to 13th from sixth in the latest Collegiate Baseball NCAA Division II Poll.

Mount Olive is the top-ranked school.

Tennis

Federer tweaks back in victory

In Indian Wells, Calif., defending champion Roger Federer beat Ivan Dodig 6-3, 6-1 in a third-round match at the BNP Paribas Open, with the Swiss star tweaking his back near the end of the match.

Federer earned his 890th career ATP Tour victory, joining Jimmy Connors, Ivan Lendl and Guillermo Vilas as the only men to have won that many matches in the Open era.

The second-ranked Federer is seeking his first tournament title of the year at an event where he has won four championships and has a 41-8 career record.

He has today off to give his back a rest.

“I’m not too worried. I have gone through it so many times where you feel a little tweak,” he said.

Soccer

US women hand loss to ex-coach

Facing its former coach for the first time, the United States came from behind to tie Sweden 1-1 on Monday on Alex Morgan’s 56th-minute goal in Lagos, Portugal, and advance to the Algarve Cup final for the 10th time in 11 years.

The Americans, who extended their unbeaten streak to 28 games, will play Ger­many in Wednesday’s title game. They are seeking their ninth championship in 18 trips to the tournament.

Pia Sundhage left the U.S. team after last summer’s Olympics, where the Americans won their second straight gold medal, to return to her native Sweden.

NFL

Vick’s book tour off after threats

Book signings for Phila­delphia Eagles quarterback Mi­chael Vick have been canceled because of threats against him.

Vick, who served prison time for running a dog-fighting ring, was set to sign copies of his autobiography Finally Free, at bookstores in At­­lanta, New Jersey and Penn­­sylvania.

Byron William­son, the president of Worthy Pub­lish­ing, told Phillymag.com that “we cannot knowingly put anyone in harm’s way.”

He said the threats of violence have been reported to the police.

– From staff and wire reports


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