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Twin bill between rivals postponed

The doubleheader between Augusta State and USC Aiken was postponed Thursday.

The twin bill was re-scheduled for April 17, beginning at 4 p.m.

Tennis

Yellow Jackets assistant resigns

An assistant men’s tennis coach at Georgia Tech who was jailed on a rape charge has resigned from his position.

A school spokesman says Conor Pollock resigned Wednesday. Pollock, the former All-American tennis player at Texas A&M, was hired by Georgia Tech last year.

Pollock also faces charges of cocaine and marijuana possession after his arrest on March 24.

Atlanta police say Pollock approached a 23-year-old woman leaving a Buckhead bar and invited her to his nearby apartment, and she and a female friend went there. Police spokesman John Chafee told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that one of the women told police she woke up and the suspect was raping her.

• In Due West, S.C., USC Aiken’s men’s team picked up a 9-0 win over Erskine.

The Pacers improved to 6-5.

College Basketball

Syracuse’s Melo will enter draft

Syracuse center Fab Melo is entering the NBA Draft after a breakout season in which he twice was held out because of eligibility issues.

The 7-foot sophomore from Brazil made the announcement Thursday. He averaged 7.8 points and 5.8 rebounds for Syracuse (34-3) this past season.

• The NCAA has turned down the University of Connecticut’s final appeal on behalf of its men’s basketball team for a waiver of recently instituted academic requirements – a decision that likely will keep the Huskies out of next year’s postseason.

UConn doesn’t qualify for the NCAA Tournament because of several years of below-standard Academic Progress Rate scores.

College Hockey

Ferris State will play for the title

In Tampa, Fla., Aaron Schmit scored two goals, Kyle Bonis had the tiebreaking tally in the third period and Ferris State beat Union 3-1 to advance to the NCAA Frozen Four final.

Ferris State (26-11-5) got the win in its first Frozen Four appearance and will face Boston College or Minnesota in Saturday night’s championship.

Union College, a 2,133-
student liberal arts school that does not offer athletic scholarships, fell to 26-8-7.

Soccer

Bolton’s Muamba is walking again

Bolton manager Owen Coyle says Fabrice Muamba has started walking again, less than three weeks after his on-field cardiac arrest during the FA Cup quarterfinals.

The former England Under-21 midfielder has been in London Chest Hospital since collapsing on March 17.

Auto Racing

Legendary NHRA driver dies at 81

NHRA Pro Stock racer Bill “Grumpy” Jenkins, one of drag racing’s most influential stars, has died. He was 81.

Jenkins died on March 29. NHRA president Tom Compton says Jenkins played an integral role in the formation of Pro Stock.

Jenkins was known as much for his mechanical achievements than for his driving.


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