Major universities go 4-0 on diamond
In Columbia, Cheyne Hurst went 3-for-4 with two RBI to lead South Carolina to a 6-0 win against Eastern Michigan in the Gamecocks' home opener Friday.
The Gamecocks (6-1) pounded out 11 hits and scored five runs in the sixth inning. Harris Honeycutt (3-0) struck out nine and gave up three hits in seven innings for the win.
- In Clemson, S.C., Stan Widmann's solo home run in the sixth was part of a five-run inning that gave Clemson the lead for good in an 8-3 win over Pacific. Clemson reliever Stephen Clyne (1-0) allowed no runs and three hits, striking out five and walking one in 51/3 innings to pick up the win.
- In Athens, Ga., Nathan Moreau and Iain Sebastian combined on a three-hit shutout and Gordon Beckham and Matt Olson each drove in two runs to lead Georgia to a 9-0 win over Purdue.
- In Atlanta, Matt Wieters and Wally Crancer hit back-to-back homers in the first inning to help Georgia Tech beat Duquesne 11-2. David Duncan (2-1) picked up the win, yielding two runs on seven hits through five innings.
Jaguars crushed; Pacers sink Fleet
Augusta State fell to USC Upstate in a Peach Belt Conference match Thursday at Newman Tennis Center. The men lost 8-1, and the women were beaten 9-0.
Victor Meza picked up the Jaguars' only win in singles play over the Spartans, beating Sebastian Gonzales-Orbegoso 7-6, 6-4 (10-6).
- The USC Aiken men's team climbed to 6-0 in nonconference play with a 9-0 win over visiting Erskine College on Thursday. Senior Pierre Negri played the only three-set match of the day against the Flying Fleet. The Pacers improved to a combined 20-1 in doubles play with three victories.
- In Dubai, United Arab Emirates, top-seeded Justine Henin beat Svetlana Kuznetsova 1-6, 6-4, 6-0 on Friday, setting up a Dubai Open final against Amelie Mauresmo. Mauresmo won her semifinal when fifth-seeded Jelena Jankovic of Serbia retired with an ankle injury. The match was briefly interrupted when a cat got onto the court.
Landis claims more mishandling of test
Tour de France champion Floyd Landis claims more mistakes were made in his doping case, this time involving technicians who handled his two positive urine samples.
Landis' attorneys say the positive doping tests could be invalidated because the same technicians were allowed to work on both samples. Lab rules prohibit technicians from participating in both tests to prevent them from validating their own findings.
A similar error at the Chatenay-Malabry lab outside Paris in 2005 resulted in the dismissal of doping charges against Spanish cyclist Inigo Landaluce.
Austrian skier wins World Cup super-G
In Sierra Nevada, Spain, Renate Goetschl clinched the World Cup super-G title with two races left after American Lindsey Kildow ended her season early because of a knee injury.
The Austrian skier learned Friday that she had won her third super-G championship because of her insurmountable 213-point lead on teammate Nicole Hosp.
- In Koenigssee, Germany, Andre Lange of Germany won the final race and Steve Holcomb of the United States won the two-man bobsled World Cup title in the season finale.
- In Koenigssee, Germany, Anja Huber of Germany won the skeleton World Cup final and Katie Uhlaender of the United States captured the season title.
Ragin' Bulls to hold dancer auditions
The Georgia Ragin' Bulls will hold a cheerleading tryout today at 11 a.m. at Center Stage Dance Academy in Martinez.
Applicants must be older than 17; the cost is $20. Call Pamela Wooten at (706) 513-9570 or (706) 860-8356 for more information.