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GOLF

Knox stroke back at Oglethorpe tourney

In Savannah, Ga., Augusta's Jeff Knox is in second place, one stroke back, after two rounds of the Oglethorpe Invitational at The Wilmington Island Club.

Mark Silvers, a Savannah native, leads the way at 5-under-par 137. Knox is next at 138, while Jordan Johnstun, of Evans, is tied for third at 139.

- In Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Alex Ching, of Honolulu, shot 4-under-par 68 in the third round to take a four-stroke lead in the 16-18 year-old division of the Optimist Junior Golf Championships at PGA National Golf Club.

Ching is at 4-under 212 entering today's final round.

Augusta's Ryan Sather (76) is tied for 57th at 230, while Evans' Christopher Hall (71) is tied for 83rd at 234. Evans' Parker Gordon (79) is tied for 92nd at 236.

Hall's 71 was one of only eight sub-par scores in the third round.

- In Augusta, Mo., Cory Whitsett, of Houston, overcame an early two-hole deficit by winning five consecutive holes in an 8-and-7 victory over Anthony Paolucci, of Dallas, to win the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship.

- In Lakewood, Wash., Kristen Park, of Buena Park, Calif., defeated Ayaka Kaneko, of Honolulu, 4 and 3 to win the U.S. Girls Junior Championship.

BASEBALL

Foxhounds belt four home runs in victory

In Aiken, the Foxhounds hit four home runs to overpower the Anderson Joes 15-9 Saturday.

Scott Houin homered twice and drove in five runs. Garth McKinney hit a three-run homer, while Bradley Key added a two-run shot.

BOXING

Mayweather, Hatton to fight in December

Welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. will face junior welterweight champion Ricky Hatton in December.

The fight will take place on Dec. 8, likely in Las Vegas.

Mayweather is 38-0 with 24 KOs, while Hatton is 43-0, with 31 KOs.

BASKETBALL

Curry, family robbed at gunpoint in home

Three masked robbers broke into the suburban Chicago home of New York Knicks center Eddy Curry on Saturday morning and held his family and an employee at gunpoint.

Deputy chief of police John Madden said Curry, his family and an employee were restrained with duct tape inside their Burr Ridge, Ill., home. No one was injured in the incident. The robbers made off with cash and jewelry.

- Funeral services for Wake Forest coach Skip Prosser have been scheduled for Tuesday at Holy Family Catholic Church in Clemmons, N.C. Burial is tentatively scheduled for Saturday in Cincinnati.

SOFTBALL

U.S. team wins gold without taking field

In Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, the world champion U.S. team didn't have to take the field to earn a gold medal in softball.

After rain forced cancellation of the gold medal game with Venezuela, the Americans were awarded the top spot because of their 4-0 record. Venezuela finished 3-1.

HORSE RACING

Lawyer Ron breaks record at Saratoga

In Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Lawyer Ron barreled around the final turn and pulled away in the stretch for a record-setting win in the $750,000 Whitney Handicap at Saratoga Race Course.

The winning time of 1:46.64 for 1 miles broke the track record of 1:47 set by Tri Jet in 1974.

The 4-length victory earned Lawyer Ron an automatic berth in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic on Oct. 27, thanks to a new "Win and You're In" qualifying format created this year.

- In East Rutherford, N.J., Pampered Princess, a talented filly, and Donato Hanover, the dominant colt, won eliminations at the Meadowlands Racetrack for Friday's Hambletonian. Adrian Chip also won an elimination.


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