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Golf

Georgia coasts as Jaguars place 8th

In Statesboro, Ga., Chris Kirk and Brendon Todd finished first and second to lead Georgia to victory in the Schenkel E-Z-Go Invitational on Sunday.

The Bulldogs finished with a team total of 854. Three players, Kirk, Todd and Adam Mitchell all finished below par.

Augusta State finished a distant eighth with a team total of 888. The Jaguars were led by Major Manning, who finished in a tie for seventh with even par.

- In Baton Rouge, La., Duke's Amanda Blumenherst ran away with the individual title and the Blue Devils took the team title at the LSU/Cleveland Golf Classic.

Blumenherst shot 9-under for the tournament, eight shots better than second place.

Augusta State finished in 15th place with a 923 total. The Lady Jags were led by Amanda Smith, who shot 10-over and finished in a tie for 31st.

South Carolina finished in ninth with a 907 total.

College Baseball

Kline sets mark as Gamecocks roll

In Columbia, S.C., Trent Kline had a career high four hits and four RBI, including a two-run homer, to lead South Carolina to a 9-5 win against Louisiana State in Southeastern Conference action Sunday.

- In Athens, Ga., Matt Robbins broke a 2-2 tie with a two-run home run in the fourth inning to help Georgia complete the sweep of a three-game series with a 6-2 victory over the Auburn Tigers.

- In Clemson, S.C., Brad Chalk went 3-for-4 for Clemson and J.D. Burgess had three RBI to lead the Tigers to a 9-6 win against Duke in Atlantic Coast Conference action.

- In Atlanta, Tony Sanchez had three hits and drove in three runs to lead Boston College to a 9-2 victory over Georgia Tech that kept the Yellow Jackets from completing a three-game series sweep.

Boxing

Holyfield bloodies, stops Maddalone

In Corpus Christi, Texas, Evander Holyfield's bid to become the first five-time heavyweight champion gained momentum on Saturday night when the 44-year-old fighter stopped Vinny Maddalone in a bloody, one-sided bout.

At the urging of Maddalone's trainer, Al Certo, referee Ruben Carrion stopped the fight at 2:48 of the third round, with Maddalone bleeding profusely from the forehead and Holyfield (41-8-2) blasting away.

- In Las Vegas, Juan Manuel Marquez unanimously outpointed Marco Antonio Barrera on Saturday night, taking Barrera's WBC 130-pound belt.

Two judges scored it 116-111 for Marquez and the third had it 118-109.

Controversy erupted late in the seventh round. Barrera (63-5, 42 KOs) connected with a right to the chin that left Marquez (47-3-1, 35 KOs) crouched with one glove on the canvas, but referee Jay Nady ruled it a slip. When Barrera stepped in and hit Marquez again, Nady subtracted a point.

Tennis

Victory ends slump for ex-major winner

In Indian Wells, Calif., Rafael Nadal won his first title since the French Open, beating Novak Djokovic 6-2, 7-5 in the Pacific Life Open.

Nadal, a five-time champion last year and an 11-time winner in 2005, had gone a stretch of 12 tournaments without winning, dating to the successful defense of his title at Roland Garros in June.

Women's College Hockey

Wisconsin women skate to NCAA title

In Lake Placid, N.Y., Wisconsin repeated as national hockey champions Sunday, beating Minnesota Duluth 4-1 behind Sara Bauer's goal and two assists at the NCAA Women's Frozen Four.

Softball

Lady Jaguars take two from Wingate

The Augusta State Jaguars swept the Wingate Bulldogs in a doubleheader at Jaguar Field, 4-3 and 9-6.

Gamecocks picked to win SEC East

In Statesboro, Ga., Chris Kirk and Brendon Todd finished first and second to lead Georgia to victory in the Schenkel E-Z-Go Invitational on Sunday.

The Bulldogs finished with a team total of 854. Three players, Kirk, Todd and Adam Mitchell all finished below par.

Augusta State finished a distant eighth with a team total of 888. The Jaguars were led by Major Manning, who finished in a tie for seventh with even par.

Tarik Can finished at 5-over, Wallace Booth was 8-over, Jamie Miller ended with 18-over and Keith Guest was two shots back of Miller at 20-over.

- In Baton Rouge, La., Duke's Amanda Blumenherst ran away with the individual title and the Blue Devils took the team title at the LSU/Cleveland Golf Classic.

Blumenherst shot 9-under for the tournament, eight shots better than second place.

Augusta State finished in 15th place with a 923 total. The Lady Jags were led by Amanda Smith, who shot 10-over and finished in a tie for 31st.


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