AVONDALE, La. (AP) - Ben Martin treated a tiny gallery to a course-record round, shooting a 10-under 62 on Thursday in the first round of the Zurich Classic. Martin's 10th birdie was his most spectacular shot in a round full of them as he chipped in from 55 feet on the par-3 17th hole.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Livonia High School's football and baseball teams have been sanctioned by the Louisiana High School Athletic Association for each allowing an ineligible transfer student to play in the past academic year. The LHSAA says Livonia must forfeit seven football games, including the two playoff games it won.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana High School Athletic Association is requiring the Mandeville High School baseball team to forfeit eight games because one of its players was an ineligible student. In a ruling made public Thursday, the LHSAA says it also is fining the school $200.
HOUSTON (AP) - Josh Donaldson hit a pair of two-run homers to help the Oakland Athletics cruise to a 10-1 win over the Houston Astros on Thursday night. It was the first career multihomer game for Donaldson, who connected in the first inning and pushed the lead to 10-1 with a second shot in the seventh.
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