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Minor League Baseball

Rain washes out Braves, Jackets

In Rome, Ga., inclement weather forced the postponement of the series opener between the Augusta GreenJackets and Rome Braves on Monday night.

The teams will play a doubleheader this morning, with the first of two seven-inning games slated to begin at 10:35 a.m.

Colleges

Ex-West Virginia coach, 59, dies

In Morgantown, W.Va., former West Virginia football coach Bill Stewart, who was hailed as Rich Rodriguez’s successor but wound up leaving the school in a messy split, died Monday of what athletic department officials said was an apparent heart attack. He was 59.

Stewart’s family notified the university and said Stewart had been out golfing with the longtime friend who hired him as head coach, former athletic director Ed Pastilong. West Virginia spokes­man Michael Fragale said he had no further details, and Pastilong couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.

• USC Aiken golfer Hayden Letien was named the final South Carolina Education Lottery USC Aiken Athletic Department Student-Athlete of the Week of the athletic year Monday.

Letien claimed his first top-10 finish of the 2011-12 season last week by tying for ninth at the NCAA Division II Men’s Golf Championship.

• Pacers golfer Matt Atkins has been named USC Aiken’s Athletic Department Student-Athlete of the Month for May.

Atkins concluded his six rounds in the month with a 72.0 scoring average.

High Schools

Irish’s Thompson receives award

Aquinas’ Sydney Thomp­son was named Georgia 1A Player of the Year by DiVarsity on Monday.

Thompson participated in the DiVarsity Georgia High School All-Star Game on Sunday at Marist in Atlanta. She scored a goal and was named the game’s MVP.

For the year, she helped the Irish reach the state quarterfinals and recorded 33 goals and 19 assists.

• Lakeside’s Eunice Yi and Hunter Dunagan, of Martinez, won their divisions in the HJ Glove Junior Open in Bluffton, S.C., this past weekend.

Yi, competing in the Girls 15-18 Division, carded 80-72 to win by three over Anita Uwadia, of Lagos, Nigeria, (79-76) at the Crescent Pointe Golf Club.

Dunagan, competing in the Boys 11-14 Division, had 72-73 to win by five over Zak Butt, of Summerville, S.C., (74-76) in the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) event.

Soccer

FIFA prepares to pick officials

Tackling corruption in soccer will again top FIFA’s agenda when the 208 members meet this week for a congress that will also see the first woman appointed to the governing body’s executive committee.

Continuing FIFA’s efforts to restore its battered image after a series of corruption scandals, FIFA will announce today which independent officials will be brought in from outside the “football family” to spearhead new ethics and audit committees that are seen as key vehicles for genuine change.

Mixed Martial Arts

UFC’s Diaz fined, banned one year

Ultimate Fighting Champion­ship competitor Nick Diaz was fined $79,500 and banned from fighting until February for testing positive for marijuana use after a fight in Las Vegas.


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