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March 29, 2014 

Juco baseball: Manatees rip 3 homers, win 10-3

AVON PARK -- Justin Garcia hit a pair of home runs and drove in four runs, and Cory Reid blasted another homer as the State College of Florida baseball team earned a 10-3 Suncoast Conference victory over host South Florida State College.

Ryan Valdes pitched seven solid innings, giving up three earned runs and three hits while striking out eight, to get the win. He also hit a three-run triple.

Reid went 2-for-5 with two RBIs for the Manatees (21-13, 8-7). Manatee High product Chase Sandberg added three hits.

Prep baseball: ODA outburst leads to victory

LAKEWOOD RANCH -- The Out-of-Door Academy baseball team scored six runs in the sixth inning, led by two-run singles from Najee Rhodes and Cameron Jungers, to earn a 6-0 victory over visiting Fort Myers Canterbury.

Jimmy Kuebler and winning pitcher Jake Romine combined on a one-hitter for the Thunder (10-3). Desmond Lindsey had a pair of doubles.

ELSEWHERE -- Zach Rodgers threw four scoreless innings of relief for the win, and A.J. Colagiovanni homered as the Manatee junior varsity team defeated visiting Lakewood Ranch 10-7. Colagiovanni, Matt Mackey and Garret Richelieu each had two hits for the Hurricanes (9-5).

NFL: Eagles cut ties with WR Jackson, sign QB Sanchez

PHILADELPHIA -- DeSean Jackson is out in Philly -- just as Mark Sanchez was on his way into town.

Unable to find a taker on the trade market, the Eagles released Jackson, ending the Pro Bowl wide receiver's six-year stint with the team. His playmaking days are over in Philly, and off-field issues are at the root of the split. The team signed Mark Sanchez to back up incumbent starter Nick Foles after Michael Vick signed with the Jets, Sanchez' former team.

ELSEWHERE -- Running back Maurice Jones-Drew agreed to a three-year contract with his native city, Oakland. … Police say 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver has been arrested on suspicion of felony hit and run and reckless driving after he drove a car into a bicyclist and fled.

Tennis: Nadal to face Djokovic in Sony Open final

KEY BISCAYNE -- No. 1-ranked Rafael Nadal and No. 2 Novak Djokovic advanced to the Sony Open final without playing a point Friday.

Both received walkovers when their semifinal opponents withdrew for health reasons. It was the first time since at least 1968 that an ATP Tour event had two walkovers in the semifinals.

Djokovic was given a walkover for the second time in the tournament when Bradenton resident Kei Nishikori withdrew because of a left groin injury. Four hours later, Tomas Berdych pulled out before his match against Nadal due to gastroenteritis.

Skating: Hanyu wins world figure skate title

SAITAMA, Japan -- Japanese teenager Yuzuru Hanyu barely topped the free skate to become the first man in 12 years on Friday to win the Olympic and world figure skating titles in the same year.

-- Herald staff, wire reports

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