Church, Snavely lead Brookstone past Hardaway

August 26, 2013 

KayLynn Church pitched a six-inning no-hitter as Brookstone beat Hardaway on Monday afternoon.

Helen Snavely had double and a homer for the Cougars.

Monday at Hardaway

Hardaway 000 000 --0 0 3

Brookstone 600 011 --8 8 1

WP--KayLynn Church. LP--Cross. Leading hitters--Helen Snavely 2-4, 2B, HR. Brookstone, home today, vs. Harris County. Hardaway, Wednesday, home vs. Callaway.

NBA

McGrady retires from NBA

Tracy McGrady says he is retiring from the NBA.

The seven-time All-Star announced his decision on ESPN and Twitter on Monday morning. McGrady spent 16 seasons in the NBA playing for the Raptors, Magic, Rockets, Knicks, Pistons and Hawks.

He finished his career last season by signing with the San Antonio Spurs late in the year.

After being drafted by Toronto out of high school in 1997, McGrady averaged 19.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game in a career that was curtailed by injuries.

McGrady said on ESPN that it's been "a great run. But it's time for it to come to an end."

McGrady didn't rule out continuing his career overseas. Before coming to the Spurs last season, McGrady played in China.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

NCAA approves Howard transfer

LOS ANGELES -- Southern California has added a transfer from Maryland to its men's basketball team under new coach Andy Enfield.

Point guard Pe'Shon Howard received a legislative relief waiver from the NCAA that allowed him to return home to be closer to his ailing grandmother.

The 6-foot-3, 190-pounder started 44 of 83 games in three seasons at Maryland. He averaged 3.3 points, 2.4 rebounds and 3.6 assists last season while helping lead the Terrapins to the NIT semifinals.

As a senior, Howard will be eligible for the upcoming season.

Enfield says Howard's grandmother helped raise him in Los Angeles. He attended Oak Hill Academy in Virginia.

Last week, center D.J. Haley joined the Trojans after graduating from VCU this summer. He will have one year of eligibility at USC.

Vols' Maymon: I'll be at100 percent for opener

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee forward Jeronne Maymon says he should be at 100 percent by the start of the season as he recovers from a knee injury that prevented him from playing last year.

Maymon said at a Monday news conference that he feels good and that he's "ready to go" for the Nov. 12 season opener for Xavier. Tennessee is trying to return to the NCAA tournament after back-to-back NIT appearances.

Maymon averaged 12.7 points and 8.1 rebounds per game in 2011-12 to earn second-team all-Southeastern Conference honors two years ago. Maymon said he isn't as explosive as he was before the injury, but the 6-foot-8 senior believes that will change as the season goes on.

Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin says Maymon "looks like the same old Jeronne to me."

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