College Baseball


Georgia Tech player Hutts is found dead

In Atlanta, Georgia Tech officials say a member of the baseball team has been found dead.

School officials say the player, 21-year-old pitcher Michael Hutts , was found dead Friday morning. Atlanta Police Department officials and Georgia Tech police say they have not yet determined the cause of death.

Georgia Tech athletic department spokesman Dean Buchan says foul play is not suspected.

Hutts was a junior in Georgia Tech's College of Management.

A baseball game scheduled for Friday night between Georgia Tech and Miami was postponed.

- USC Aiken and Augusta State are set for an important Peach Belt Conference series, which begins today at Lake Olmstead Stadium.

The rivals will play a doubleheader at 12:30 p.m. today and a single game at 1 p.m. Sunday.

The Pacers head into the weekend one game behind Columbus State for first place in the conference.

The Jaguars are trying to make it into May's conference tournament. The top six teams make the tournament, and Augusta State currently is eighth, two games out of sixth place.

Minor League Baseball

Top prospect back on the active roster

Left-handed pitcher Madison Bumgarner , the San Francisco Giants' No. 1 draft pick last summer, was transferred back from extended spring training to the Augusta GreenJackets' roster on Friday, along with right-hander Waldis Joaquin .

Lefty Steven Calicutt and right-hander Oliver Odle were transferred to extended spring training.


IOC says it will not cross political lines

In Beijing, the International Olympic Committee will not intervene to pressure China on Tibet or other political issues in the countdown to the Beijing Games.

IOC president Jacques Rogge reiterated that stance Friday, saying it was not up to the Olympic body to get involved in the host country's political affairs.

"This is the line we do not have to cross," he said at the close of a two-day IOC executive board meeting in the Chinese capital.

- In Washington, two congressmen want the U.S. Olympic Committee to try to get the IOC to reverse its decision to keep women's ski jumping out of the 2010 Vancouver Games.

House Committee on Energy and Commerce chairman John Dingell and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations chairman Bart Stupak , both Michigan Democrats, sent a letter Friday to USOC CEO Jim Scherr to voice their displeasure.

College Hockey

Porter wins hockey version of Heisman

Michigan's Kevin Porter won the Hobey Baker Memorial Award on Friday night, a day after his team was eliminated in the semifinals of the Frozen Four.

The senior captain beat out Boston College's Nathan Gerbe and Miami of Ohio's Ryan Jones for hockey's equivalent of the Heisman Trophy.

Porter finished the season with 33 goals and 30 assists.


World marks fall at short-course event

In Manchester, England, swimmers attacked the record book again Friday at the short-course world championships.

Five more world records were set on the third day of the meet, raising the total to nine.

Duje Draganja , of Croatia, established a new mark in the men's 50 freestyle, and Kirsty Coventry , of Zimbabwe, set a best time in the women's 200-meter backstroke for her second world record of the meet, as did American Ryan Lochte by taking the men's 200 individual medley.

Felicity Galvez , of Australia, established another world mark in the women's 50 butterfly, and the U.S. team of Margaret Hoelzer , Jessica Hardy , Rachel Komisarz and Kara Denby had the final record of the day in the women's 400 medley relay.



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