Hickory Crawdads get big hits from Luis Marte to beat Augusta GreenJackets

...Travis Demeritte from first base in the third inning for the first run of the game.Augusta's Ryan Jones grounded out with a runner on third in the home half to tie it at 1.Marte struck again in the fifth on a solo home run to left field for a 2-1 Hickory...


...title.The U.S. Tennis Assoc iation followed this week's WTA rankings in announcing the seedings Wednesday.French Open runner-up Simona Halep is seeded second after reaching a career-best ranking this month.Wimbledon champ Petra Kvitova is seeded...

Hunter Mahan wants to stay in hunt for stretch drive

...Mahan is not the only player going through an ordinary year.Phil Mickelson did not have a top 10 on the PGA Tour until his runner-up finish two weeks ago at the PGA Championship, which at least secured his spot on a 10th consecutive Ryder Cup team and...

Texas team eliminates Washington from Little League World Series

...Darion Radcliff's RBI single tied the score, Houston stepped drove a line drive down the left field line to bring in pinch-runner Lawrence Noble from second base.Cumberland scored five runs in the bottom of the third to take a 7-6 lead, but couldn't...

Wrist injury to keep Rafael Nadal from defending U.S. Open title

...this month, and it's been more than two years since he won one of his record 17 Grand Slam titles. But he is coming off a runner-up finish at Wimbledon last month and a hard-court title at the Cincinnati Masters on Sunday.After beating David Ferrer...

Former Aquinas star Brendan Douglas 'ready to go' if needed again by Georgia

...dirty work.""It may be that around campus that a lot of people don't know Brendan Douglas, but he's a tough downhill runner. He's going to get that short yardage for you, those touchdowns in the red zone."A lot of guys have a respect for him...

Steve Spurrier pleased with offense in South Carolina scrimmage

...South Carolina receivers."Dylan's not really that much of a runner as Connor is, and we really have to stay on our toes as far...for Thompson to open things up too much, not with a talented runner like Davis and an offensive line finding its mean streak.


...field. The next closest golfers are Chuck Withers and Jim Brisson with 77s.Augusta's John Wade, who has a victory and a runner-up finish this season, leads the way in the regular division. He shot 79 while Patrick McBride had 80 and Bill Sheehan 81...

Las Vegas uses long ball to rout Chicago at Little League World Series

...KOREA 8, PUERTO RICO 5Jun Hyeok Yun stole home to score the go-ahead run and South Korea beat Puerto Rico.Entering as pinch runner, Yun raced home after teammate Hae Chan Choi drew a throw to second base from catcher Jeremy Colon in the top of the sixth...

Serena Williams finally breaks through at Western & Southern Open

...slump for Federer, who finally got the large winner's trophy after losing his past four Masters title matches. He was the runner-up to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in Toronto a week earlier."I've been bringing home some smaller ones," Federer said...