Evans rider fifth in solo men's division

Kevin Kaiser , of Evans, is in fifth place in the solo men's event of the Race Across America.

The 3,021-mile race began June 17 in Oceanside, Calif., and will conclude in Annapolis, Md. The time limit is 12 days.

Leader Jure Robic , of Slovenia, has covered 2,458.20 miles in 6 days, 16 hours and 27 minutes and is seven minutes ahead of Dani Wyss, of Switzerland.

Kaiser, the top American, has covered 1,987.30 miles in 6 days, 19 hours and 4 minutes.


Tigers shortstop on USA national team

Clemson says shortstop Brad Miller has made the USA Baseball National Collegiate Team.

The team was selected after 10 days of trials and practices at the USA Baseball training complex in Cary, N.C.

Miller is Clemson's first player to make the national team since 2006, when closer Daniel Moskos was selected.

- Clemson women's basketball coach Cristy McKinney has hired her former Rice player and assistant to join the Lady Tigers' staff.

The school announced that Marla Brumfield will be a women's basketball assistant.

Brumfield played for McKinney at Rice from 1997-2000, helping the Owls to two WNITs and the 2000 NCAA tournament.

- USC Aiken had 98 student-athletes make the 2008-09 Peach Belt Conference Presidential Honor Roll, its highest total ever.

It eclipsed the previous record of 96 in 2007-08.

This year marks the seventh consecutive year that USC Aiken has seen an increase.

The Presidential Honor Roll recognizes all student-athletes at the 11 conference schools who had a grade point average of 3.0 or higher for the academic year.


Aiken rider claims win in Lake Placid

In Lake Placid, N.Y., Casey Hodges , of Aiken, rode Finn Razel to victory in the Brookledge Horse Transportation 1.45m power and speed class at the 40th Annual Lake Placid Horse Show.

Hodges was one of three entries from the starting field of 21 to ride fault-free over both the power and speed sections of the course. Her time of 35.675 seconds over the speed section gave her the win over Paul Halpern , who finished in 39.247 seconds on Rolls Royce .

The Lake Placid Horse Show continues through Sunday.


Mayfield denies he took meth in filing

In Charlotte, N.C., Jeremy Mayfield denied Thursday ever taking methamphetamines, doesn't know how he failed a random drug test and said his indefinite suspension from NASCAR has ruined his driving career.

Mayfield's denial comes in an affidavit that was among several hundred pages of documents filed by his attorneys in U.S. District Court. He's been suspended since May 9 for failing a random drug test conducted eight days earlier at Richmond International Raceway.


Clay's withdrawal will cost him spot

In Eugene, Ore., Olympic decathlon champion Bryan Clay withdrew from the U.S. national track championships Thursday with an injured left hamstring, a decision that could force him to shut down his entire 2009 season.

Clay, who hurt himself Tuesday in workouts, warmed up briefly before the meet started, but decided he couldn't compete.

Because of that, he can't qualify for the world championships, to be held in Berlin later this summer.


Holyfield's facing foreclosure again

In Fayetteville, Ga., former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield is facing foreclosure again on his sprawling estate in suburban Atlanta. But Holyfield told The Associated Press that a settlement would be reached before the 54,000-square-foot home was auctioned.



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