Pacers capture sixth win in row

In Greenwood, S.C., Paul Larsen recorded his seventh double-double of the season as USC Aiken topped Lander 74-60 on Wednesday night for its sixth consecutive victory.

Larsen had 21 points and 10 rebounds for the East-Division leading Pacers (15-5, 11-2 Peach Belt Conference), who have a 1½-game lead over West Division-leading Montevallo (14-6, 10-3) in the conference race.

• In Greenwood, S.C., Daniela Tarailo went over the 1,000-point mark for her career in fifth-ranked USC Aiken’s 60-45 victory over Lander.

Tarailo, who needed four points to reach the 1,000-point mark, finished with a game-high 22.

USC Aiken improved to 18-2 overalll and 11-2 in the conference.

• In Aiken, the top-ranked Armstrong Atlantic State tennis teams were too much for USC Aiken in Peach Belt Conference matches.

In the men’s match, national No. 1 Armstrong Atlantic State opened its season with a 9-0 victory. The Lady Pirates, also No. 1, won by the same score in their season opener.

The USC Aiken men and women are 1-1 overall, 0-1 Peach Belt Conference.

• Augusta State’s non-conference men’s tennis match at Gardner-Webb in Boiling Springs, N.C., originally scheduled for today, has been rescheduled for Saturday because of the threat of inclement weather.

The match will now be played at noon at the Webb Tennis Complex.

The Jaguar men are 1-0 after a season-opening victories over Johnson C. Smith on Feb. 1.


Choi to receive Bartlett Award

K.J. Choi, 42, who has supported relief efforts worldwide as well as programs targeted to domestic and international Korean communities, is the recipient of the 2013 Golf Writers Association of America’s Charlie Bartlett Award.

He founded the K.J. Choi Foundation in 2007 with the mission of helping children and communities break the cycle of hopelessness and achieve their dreams.

His reach has also extended to scholarships and global aid for hurricane and tsunami victims.

The award, named for the first secretary of the GWAA, is given to a professional golfer for his/her unselfish contributions to the betterment of society.

Choi will be honored at the GWAA Annual Awards Dinner April 10 in Augusta.


Bruins move into first with victory

In Montreal, linemates Tyler Seguin and David Krejci scored in the opening 2:05 of the third period, lifting the Boston Bruins to a 2-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night.

The victory moved the Bruins (7-1-1) into sole possession of first place in the Northeast Division.


Feds bring back Armstrong probe

The federal government is investigating Lance Armstrong for obstruction, witness tampering and intimidation.

A year ago in February, the U.S. attorney for Southern California dropped a two-year investigation of Armstrong.

The former seven-time Tour de France winner subsequently confessed last month to having used performance-enhancing drugs throughout his career.

Armstrong also faces a Wednesday deadline to cooperate with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency in hopes of having his lifetime ban from competition reduced.

– From staff and wire reports



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