Prep schedules are requested
The Augusta Chronicle is seeking schedules for boys and girls high school basketball teams.
Schedules should be sent to Wayne Staats at firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to (706) 823-3408.
• Augusta’s David McLeod and Patrick Hayes defeated Gregg Miller and Fred MacKay, of Rock Hill, S.C., to win the men’s doubles title at an event at Kiawah Island, S.C., over the weekend.
Georgia Southern brings in new AD
Tom Kleinlein, deputy athletic director at Kent State University, was introduced Monday as Georgia Southern’s new athletic director, concluding a national search.
Georgia Southern President Brooks Keel said Kleinlein is someone who not only understands the competitive and business aspects of managing a growing athletics department, but also the focus on academics.
“Tom Kleinlein brings a great deal of experience and enthusiasm to Georgia Southern University,” Keel said. “Our goal is to make sure that our student-athletes not only win on the field, but in the classroom. We’re excited to welcome Tom and his family to the Eagle Nation and I am confident he will lead our athletic teams and department to the next level, both on and off the field.”
Kleinlein said he was excited and honored to join the Statesboro, Ga., school.
“This job can be summed up in one word: opportunity,” he said. “The tradition and success that Georgia Southern has become so well known for will serve as the foundation as we build for the future.”
Woods, McIlroy head Tour ballot
Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods were among five players nominated Monday for the PGA Tour Player of the Year. Players have until the end of the month to vote on the awards.
McIlroy is the clear favorite after leading the tour with four wins, including the PGA Championship. He also won the Vardon Trophy and the money title. Woods won three times. Also on the ballot are FedEx Cup champion Brandt Snedeker, Masters champion Bubba Watson and Jason Dufner.
The five candidates for rookie of the year are John Huh, Jonas Blixt, Charlie Beljan, Ted Potter Jr. and Bud Cauley, the only rookie not to win this year. Huh is favored as the only rookie who qualified for the Tour Championship.
Fehr thinks deal isn’t that far off
Steve Fehr, special counsel to the NHL Players’ Association, believes the collective bargaining agreement can be wrapped up in a hurry once the sides make a breakthrough in negotiations.
“One thing (deputy commissioner) Bill Daly and I agree upon is that when the moment is right the deal could be done very quickly,” Fehr said Monday. “One day, three days or whatever.”
Asked later if he agreed with that assertion, Daly replied: “I hope he’s right.”
Major League Baseball
Giants, Affeldt continue to talk
A person familiar with the negotiations says left-hander Jeremy Affeldt and the San Francisco Giants are closing in on a three-year contract.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because no deal had been announced.
The 33-year-old Affeldt went 1-2 with a 2.70 ERA in 67 appearances spanning 63⅓ innings this season.
– From staff and wire reports