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Braves struggles continue as Yanks win 10th straight win

Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - Derek Jeter knocked in three runs, CC Sabathia threw his first complete game of the season and the Yankees ran their win streak to 10 games Monday night with a 6-2 victory over the Braves.

Mark Teixeira and Robinson Cano homered for the Yankees, who moved to 10-0 in their current 15-game stretch against NL East teams and 20-4 in their last 24 overall.

Sabathia (9-3) beat the Braves for the second time in a week, settling down after giving up a first-inning run to strike out 10. He gave up seven hits and a walk and threw 84 of his 116 pitches for strikes in the 34th complete game of his career.

The 31-year-old lefty beat Atlanta in his last start last Tuesday despite giving up four runs on 10 hits in seven innings. He was saved by a six-run eighth inning, which included Alex Rodriguez's 23rd career grand slam to tie Lou Gehrig's major league record.

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Josh Brewer Named UGA Women's Golf Head Coach

ATHENS, Ga. -- Josh Brewer, assistant coach for the women's and men's golf teams at Southern Cal, has been named head women's golf coach at the University of Georgia, Director of Athletics Greg McGarity announced on Monday.

"Josh has experienced tremendous success at every level of his golf career," McGarity said. "Josh excelled as a student-athlete at Indiana University and as an assistant coach for five years. The last four years for the University of Southern California golf program have been remarkable, and we are confident Josh will be able to bring a very high level of experience to our program."

Local technology protects young baseball hearts

BOGART, Ga. -- Meredith Kahlstorf's 12-year-old son is a baseball fanatic. "It's everything to him," she said.

When a ball hits a child on the field, there's always a gasp from parents on both teams. "You always worry," she said. "You always have those circumstances that you think the worst."

Sometimes, that worry turns to panic. It could be called a freak accident, but it's happened a documented 188 times since 1996. Doctors suspect the real number is much higher. It's called commotio cordis: when a blow to the heart at just the wrong time causes it to stop.

It happens most often in youth baseball, and it's almost always fatal.

"As a young kid, the first time you step onto the diamond, your biggest fear is being hit by a baseball," Stan Payne said. 
"It's hard, it doesn't give, and when it hits you, it hurts."

Chen stellar as O's blank Braves

Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Wei-Yin Chen tossed seven shutout innings on Sunday and the Baltimore Orioles blanked the Atlanta Braves, 2-0, in the rubber match of a three-game interleague set at Turner Field.

Chen (7-2) allowed six hits, one walk and struck out two to earn the win. He threw 70 of his 101 pitches for strikes. Darren O'Day, Troy Patton and Pedro Strop combined for a scoreless eighth and Jim Johnson collected his 20th save of the season with a perfect ninth inning.

Adam Jones went 2-for-3 with a run scored and Steve Pearce scored on a balk for the Orioles, who have won seven of their last eight contests.

Randall Delgado (4-7) pitched well in defeat, allowing two runs on three hits over eight innings to go with six strikeouts. Andrelton Simmons added a pair of hits in the loss for the Braves, losers in six of their last seven games.

 

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Debate Over Transportation Tax

ATLANTA -- On July 31, Atlantans will decide their transportation future.   They will be asked to approve a one-cent sales tax to fund transportation projects and improvements over the next ten years.

Supporters say the money is not only vital to ease regional congestion, they say the region's financial future depends on it.   They vow it will create jobs and make it easier to get to those jobs.

Opponents question whether the money is allocated well.  They wonder what happens after ten years.  Some don't want money to go to MARTA.  Others are distrustful of government.

Sunday morning, two men on opposite sides of the issue shared their viewpoints on 11Alive Weekend Morning News.   Dave Stockert, CEO of Post Properties, is chairman of the metro Chamber's Transportation Policy Committee.   He is pushing for passage of the Special Local Option Sales Tax.

Committee formed to find next UGA president

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- A 22-person search committee has been formed to find a successor for retiring University of Georgia president Michael Adams.

Adams plans to step down next June, and members of the search committee were announced Friday.

Larry Walker, a former state legislator and current member of the University System Board of Regents, will chair the committee. The Board of Regents oversees the state's 35 postsecondary education institutions.

The committee includes six other regents, UGA administrators and professors, and representatives of the UGA Foundation, the UGA Alumni Association, the UGA Staff Council, the UGA Student Government Association and the Georgia Department of Economic Development.

Dooley to be honored by Marines

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Legendary former University of Georgia head football coach and athletics director Vince Dooley will be inducted into the U.S. Marine Corps Sports Hall of Fame.

The University of Georgia says Dooley will be inducted in the hall on July 27, 2012, in Quantico, Va.

The Athens Banner-Herald reports that the Marine Corps Sports Hall of Fame honors Marines who have excelled on and off the athletic playing field.

Dooley, a former Marine captain, was head football coach at UGA from 1963-1988 and director of athletics from 1979-2004. He guided Georgia to the 1980 national championship and six SEC championships, and took his teams to 20 bowl games.