Lady Jags sign 2013-14 recruit
Marissa Mandeldove is the first Augusta State women’s basketball signee for the 2013-14 season.
Mandeldove is a 5-foot-4 point guard from Lilburn, Ga., who is a four-year starter at Parkview High School.
As a junior, she was a first-team all-region selection and was selected to play in the GACA Jr. All-Star game. She averaged 9.5 ppg., and led Gwinnett County in assists at 5.2 per game, while shooting nearly 40 percent from 3-point range.
• Two University of Iowa wrestlers have been suspended from the team after they were arrested for illegally hunting rabbits on campus.
Athletic director Gary Barta said Wednesday that freshmen Alex Meyer and Connor Ryan were arrested Tuesday by campus police. Barta says they used BB guns and air rifles during the hunt.
Barta says both were suspended indefinitely and will face disciplinary action through university and athletic department policies.
Meyer is an 18-year-old from suburban Des Moines who wrestles at 174 pounds. Ryan is an 18-year-old from Bettendorf who wrestles at 141 and 149 pounds. Neither has wrestled in a match so far this season for Iowa, which is 3-0.
Pair score aces on same hole
In Sydney, Australia, two golfers recorded consecutive holes-in-one on the 136-yard, par-3 ninth hole Wednesday.
It came at The Lakes, the site of the Australian Open beginning Dec. 6.
Peter Hough and Jonathan Cook had the back-to-back aces, hitting 7-irons.
The National Hole in One Registry Web site lists the odds of two players from the same foursome acing the same hole as 17 million to one.
Buehrle takes a shot at Marlins
Mark Buehrle issued a parting shot at Miami Marlins’ management after his stay with the team lasted only one tumultuous season.
The left-hander was part of the blockbuster trade with Toronto.
“I’m upset with how things turned out in Miami,” Buehrle said in a statement issued Wednesday through his agent, Jeff Berry. “Just like the fans in South Florida, I was lied to on multiple occasions. But I’m putting it behind me and looking forward to moving on with my career.”
Two Marlins executives did not respond to requests for comment.
• Trying to get under baseball’s luxury tax by 2014, the New York Yankees don’t mind spending big as long as it’s on one-year deals.
New York filled one of the slots in its rotation, agreeing to a $15 million, one-year contract with No. 2 starter Hiroki Kuroda as they await a decision from Andy Pettitte on whether he wants to return in 2013.
Fading Chelsea fires its coach
Six months after guiding Chelsea to an unlikely Champions League title, Roberto Di Matteo was fired Wednesday with the team on the brink of becoming the first defending champion eliminated from the group stage.
Di Matteo, who was hired on a permanent basis in June, was dismissed a day after a 3-0 loss to Juventus in Turin left Chelsea’s title defense in tatters.
Chelsea is in third place in the Premier League.
• In Manchester, England, Real Madrid advanced to the Champions League knockout phase and Manchester City’s campaign ended after a 1-1 tie.