Kupets honored as top female athlete

Gymnast Courtney Kupets of Georgia won the Honda-Broderick Cup, given to the nation's top female college athlete. She received the award Monday at Columbia University.

After missing the 2008 postseason with an Achilles' injury, Kupets returned to lead Georgia to its fifth consecutive NCAA championship. The senior won national titles in the all-around, bars, beam and floor competition. Her four titles tied the record for a single national meet.

At the 2004 Athens Olympics, Kupets, of Athens, Ga., won the silver medal in the team all-around and captured individual bronze in the uneven bars.


PGA Tour player's wife killed in wreck

The commissioner of the PGA Tour confirmed that the wife of PGA Tour golfer Chris Smith was killed and two of his children were critically injured in a weekend accident in northern Indiana.

Beth Smith was killed in Sunday's crash on Interstate 69, near Angola. Authorities said a sport utility vehicle carrying Smith and the two children collided with a Greyhound bus.

- In Devens, Mass., Lizette Sales shot 4-under 68 to take a one-shot lead after the first round of stroke-play qualifying at the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links.

Four players are a stroke behind after opening 69s. Stroke-play qualifying continues with 18 holes today.


Judge: Williams to remain free on bail

Retired NBA star Jayson Williams will remain free on bail after a judge rejected a prosecutor's request to revoke the bail and send him to prison for covering up the shooting of a hired driver more than seven years ago.

Prosecutors asked the judge to reconsider the sentencing delay because of Williams' recent run-ins with the law, saying he has become "unpredictable." A retrial is pending and he has been free on bail since the 2002 shooting.

- The Miami Heat made qualifying offers to forward Jamario Moon and center Joel Anthony .

Both are now restricted free agents, but the Heat will have the right to match any offer they receive from other teams.

Horse Racing

Rachel Alexandra has good workout

In Louisville, Ky., Preakness-winning filly Rachel Alexandra put in a final workout before her next start in Saturday's Mother Goose Stakes at Belmont Park.

Rachel Alexandra worked a half mile in 49.8 seconds at Churchill Downs, and trainer Steve Asmussen said the 3-year-old filly went "beautiful" and looked "happy." She galloped out five furlongs in 1:03.40.

The Mother Goose for 3-year-old fillies will be Rachel Alexandra's first start since the Preakness.


More suits OK'd for worlds next month

Swimming's governing body said it has approved more than 100 more suits for the world championships next month.

The designs that were sanctioned included modified versions of those worn by Frenchmen Frederick Bousquet and Alain Bernard in unofficial record-breaking races.

FINA said the approved manufacturers have changed their swimsuits to ensure that they do not create "air trapping" effects to artificially enhance speed.


Atlanta agrees to deal with draft pick

The Atlanta Falcons signed their sixth-round draft choice, linebacker Spencer Adkins .

Adkins, 5-foot-11, 246 pounds, had 72 tackles including 10 for a loss, five sacks and one interception in 31 games at Miami. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The Falcons have signed five of their eight draft selections, including former Georgia Tech defensive tackle Vance Walker (seventh round).


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