Minor League Baseball


North tops South in SAL All-Star Game

In Greensboro, N.C., Bill Rhinehart went 3-for-3 with three RBI and the North combined for 18 hits to beat the South 13-4 in the South Atlantic League All-Star Game on Tuesday night.

Rhinehart, a first baseman for the Hagerstown Suns, blasted a two-run homer in the first inning for the North, which also got two run shots from West Virginia's Zealous Wheeler and Lakewood's Michael Durant .

Rome's Jason Heyward had two of the South's nine hits, including a solo homer in the second inning.

Augusta GreenJackets starter Madison Bumgarner threw a scoreless inning for the South, allowing one hit with a strikeout in the second. Closer Daniel Otero was roughed up for two runs off three hits in the seventh.


Larionov, Anderson make Hall of Fame

Former Detroit Red Wings center Igor Larionov and ex-Edmonton Oilers star Glenn Anderson have been elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Former linesman Ray Scapinello and builder Ed Chynoweth also made the Hall on Tuesday. The induction ceremony will be held Nov. 10.

Larionov won two Olympic gold medals with the Soviet Union and was one of the first players from the country to play in the NHL. He won three Stanley Cups with Detroit.


Coach K to release U.S. roster Monday

Calling it "the toughest decision" facing USA Basketball since it began using professional players, U.S. Olympic team coach Mike Krzyzewski said the 12-man roster for this summer's Beijing Games will be released Monday.

Krzyzewski, Duke's Hall of Fame coach, said the roster will be announced during a news conference in Chicago.

The deadline to submit the roster is July 1. The U.S. team will return to Las Vegas to train in mid-July and play an exhibition against Canada before opening the Beijing Games against the host Chinese on Aug. 10.


Ferrer advances to Ordina quarterfinals

In Den Bosch, Netherlands, top-seeded David Ferrer of Spain beat Italian qualifier Massimo Dell'acqua 6-2, 7-6 (3) to reach the quarterfinals of the Ordina Open.

Second-seeded Richard Gasquet was upset 7-5, 7-6 (6) by fellow Frenchman Marc Gicquel in the second round. Two-time Ordina champion Mario Ancic seeded sixth, beat Steve Darcis 6-2, 6-4.

In the women's draw, defending champion Anna Chakvetadze defeated Angelique Kerber of Germany 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (1). Third seed Dinara Safina , the French Open finalist, fired eight aces past Camille Pin to win 6-1, 6-4.

- In Nottingham, England, top-seeded Radek Stepanek beat former University of Georgia star John Isner 6-3, 6-2 to advance to the second round of a Wimbledon tune-up tournament.


Track coach's run with Clemson ends

Clemson's longtime track coach, Bob Pollock , has retired, a season after he was investigated by the State Law Enforcement Division.

Pollock and assistant coach Charles Foster were accused of depositing more than $27,000 collected at campus track and field events into personal accounts. Pollock denied any wrongdoing and state prosecutor Bob Ariail decided in April not to bring charges, in part because the two coaches made full restitution.

Pollock's teams earned 21 Atlantic Coast Conference championships (11 indoor, nine outdoor, one cross country.) He was named ACC Coach of the Year 19 times.

- Jason Murray has resigned after four seasons as Charleston Southern's baseball coach. Murray was 82-136, including 18-35 last year.

- Francis Marion women's basketball head coach Heather Macy hired Carol Schnepp and former Furman player Adrienne Gilmore as assistants.



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