Men’s College Soccer
USC Aiken wins in double OT
In Aiken, USC Aiken rallied for a double overtime victory over Francis Marion on Wednesday night, winning 4-3.
The Pacers, down 1-0 at halftime, scored three second-half goals.
Then, after a scoreless first overtime, Chukwudi Apugo scored at the 110th minute off an assist by Andre Simmond.
Simmond had scored with 86:19 left in regulation to force the overtime.
Driss Baraket and Jorvel Tobierre had the other goals for USC Aiken, now 4-6-1, 2-3 Peach Belt Conference. Francis Marion is 6-5, 1-4 PBC.
Women’s College Golf
Sabol honored with PBC award
After a record-breaking performance at the Patsy Rendleman Invitational earlier this week, North Georgia’s Megan Sabol, a Lakeside graduate, has been named Peach Belt Conference Golfer of the Week.
Sabol broke both the Nighthawks’ 18- and 36-hole school scoring records as she won the Patsy Rendleman Invitational by three strokes.
Sabol, a sophomore, leads the PBC with a 73.50 stroke average.
Bond is denied for Adidas rep
In New York, a federal judge has refused to impose bail for an Adidas representative embroiled in a bribery scandal that’s thrown college basketball into turmoil.
Prosecutors in federal court in Manhattan urged Judge Katherine Parker on Thursday to make James Gatto post $100,000 bond to keep his freedom.
The judge instead continued the no-bail conditions set at an initial court appearance for Gatto following his arrest last month in Oregon.
Michael Schachter, an attorney for Gatto, argued that prosecutors’ portrayal of his client as a “high-level executive” at Adidas was misleading because it suggested he’s wealthy.
Lamont Evans, an assistant coach at Oklahoma State who was fired after being charged in the case, was freed on $100,000 bond Thursday after appearing in the same courtroom. Evans is a former South Carolina assistant coach.
IndyCar brings back Portland
Portland International Raceway is back on the IndyCar Series schedule in 2018.
The Sept. 2 race on the 1.967-mile permanent road course will be IndyCar’s first trip to the Oregon track since races were held from 1984-2007 under CART and Champ Car sanction.
Trio are under investigation
The Qatari president of one of Europe’s most glamorous soccer clubs, Paris Saint-Germain, is under investigation by Swiss prosecutors for suspected bribery of a top FIFA executive to get World Cup broadcasting rights.
Criminal proceedings against Nasser Al-Khelaifi, PSG president and CEO of Qatar-owned BeIN Media Group, former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke, and an unnamed “businessman in the sports rights sector” was announced by the office of Switzerland’s attorney general on Thursday.