Lady Jags ousted in regional play

In Savannah, Ga., the Augusta State women fell 5-0 to Armstrong Atlantic State in an NCAA Division II Regional.

The Lady Jaguars, who made their eighth regional appearance in the past 13 seasons, dropped all three doubles matches and the No. 2 and 5 singles slots to end their season at 11-12 overall.

• In Belgrade, Serbia, after defending champion Novak Djokovic pulled out of the Serbia Open, his brother Marko lost in the first round to Filippo Volandri on Monday.

Marko Djokovic, a wild-card entry, was broken four times and never forced a break point of his own as Volandri beat him 6-3, 6-1.

• In Oeiras, Portugal, sixth-seeded Robin Haase recovered from a shaky first set to beat Simone Bolelli 6-3, 6-2 and advance to the second round of the Estoril Open.


College Baseball

Pacers move up five spots in poll

USC Aiken moved up five spots to No. 12 in the College Baseball Newspaper Division II poll.

The Pacers, who have won three in a row, wrap up the regular season Friday at home against Winston-Salem State.


College Football

USC head called process ‘surreal’

University of South Car­o­lina President Harris Pas­tides is calling his trip to face the NCAA infractions committee “surreal,” adding that he was grateful the agency accepted the school’s self-imposed penalties.

The NCAA placed South Carolina on three years of probation and charged it with failure to monitor its athletic programs, among other penalties, after it found nearly two dozen Gamecocks received more than $59,000 in improper benefits and inducements for extended stays at a hotel for reduced rates and for involvement with a mentoring group from Delaware.

• Officials at Utah State and San Jose State acknowledge they are in discussions with the Mountain West Con­ference over realignment for 2013 but say no formal agreement has been reached.

Conference USA already is set to bring aboard Texas-San Antonio just months before the school was to begin its first season in the Western Athletic Conference.

The moves could mean the end of the WAC as a football league.

• The GoDaddy.com Bowl will continue to match teams from the Sun Belt Conference and the Mid-American Con­ference for at least six more seasons, according to a deal announced by bowl president Jerry Silverstein.


College Basketball

Johnson chosen as Hokies coach

Virginia Tech has chosen James Johnson to replace Seth Greenberg as its men’s basketball coach.

A person familiar with the talks told The Asso­ci­ated Press on Monday that Johnson will replace Green­berg, under whom Johnson served as an assistant for five years.

Johnson left Virginia Tech on April 19 to take a similar job at Clemson.

Greenberg was fired April 23 after nine seasons and one NCAA Tournament appearance. In announcing the dismissal, athletic director Jim Weaver said that among his concerns was the departure of six assistant coaches in a span of four years.

• Southern Miss introduced new men’s basketball coach Donnie Tyndall on Monday.

Tyndall comes to the Golden Eagles after six seasons at Morehead State, where he finished with a 114-85 record.




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