Elliott finishes second in AJGA event

STONE MOUNTAIN - Conyers' Harrison Elliott recorded a runner-up finish in the 18-hole open boys 13-14 division during Tuesday's Atlanta Junior Golf Association (AJGA) event at Smoke Rise Golf & Country Club.

Elliott shot a 13-over-par 85 on the par 72 course, finishing just one stroke behind Roswell's Matthew Cribb. He recorded a 3-over-par 39 on the front nine and a 10-over-par 46 on the back nine.

His scorecard included three birdies and five pars. He birdied the par-4 No. 1 hole, the par-4 No. 9 hole and the par-4 No. 18 hole.

The second-place finish equaled Elliott's best outing of the season so far in AJGA events. He also finished second in the June 16 event at Honey Creek Country Club.

Reasoner agrees to deal with Thrashers

ATLANTA - Free-agent center Marty Reasoner agreed to a deal with the Atlanta Thrashers on Thursday after playing with Edmonton for six seasons.

The 31-year-old Reasoner had 11 goals and 14 assists with the Oilers last season. He also has played with Boston and St. Louis during his nine-year career.

The Thrashers also re-signed restricted free agent forward Brett Sterling to a multiyear contract. The 24-year-old played in 13 games last season, his first in the NHL, and scored one goal with two assists.

Tour de France rocked again by doping

NARBONNE, France - The Tour de France was rocked by another drug bust Thursday that left cycling's showpiece event all but synonymous with doping.

This was the third time in this race that a rider has been caught, and it netted the biggest name yet: Italy's Riccardo Ricco, a winner of two stages.

Ricco was expelled from the race and detained by police to the boos of fans. His Saunier Duval team pulled out of the Tour and suspended all its activities. This is the third striaght year the Tour has been undercut by doping.