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Rice is Peach Belt Player of the Week

USC Aiken's Bill Rice was honored as the Peach Belt Conference's Baseball Player of the Week on Tuesday.

In four games last week, Rice went 10 for 20, scored seven runs and had 12 RBI. He knocked seven extra-base hits, including four home runs.

In USC Aiken's 14-7 win over Georgia Southwestern on Saturday, Rice was a perfect 5 for 5, including three home runs. His five hits and seven RBI tied a school single-game record.

Rice leads the conference with six home runs and is tied for first with 22 RBI.

Tennis

USC Aiken, Coker matches postponed

Because of the threat of inclement weather, USC Aiken's men's and women's tennis matches with Coker today have been postponed. No makeup date has been set.

- In Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Nikolay Davydenko defeated Florent Serra 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-1 Tuesday despite playing with a sore left wrist.

Fifth-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga advanced when Michael Llodra retired from the all-French match after dropping the first set 7-6 (9). Sixth-seeded Marin Cilic defeated Arnaud Clement 6-2, 6-4.

Golf

Lady Jags finish third at Kiawah

In Kiawah Island, S.C., the Augusta State women's golf team carded 304 in the final round of the Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Classic and finished the event in third.

Tamara Luccioli shot 75 in the final round to finish tied for fifth at 3-over 219. Sarah Mooney finished tied for 13th at 6-over 222 after shooting 78 in the final round at Oak Point Golf Club.

Miami rallied to shoot 289, the low round of the day, and claimed the title by one stroke over Minnesota.

- In Hilton Head, S.C., USC Aiken carded a final round 307 to finish in 11th place at the Fifth Annual Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate.

Kevin Grady and Grant Carnie tied for 25th at 6-over-par 150 to lead the Pacers. Grady shot 73 and 77; Carnie shot 78 and 72.

USC Aiken shot a collective 299 at the Wexford Plantation Course in the first round, tying for sixth. But the Pacers slipped in the second round and finished at 30-over-par 606.

Wake Forest claimed the overall team championship with a team score of 583 to best Francis Marion (584) by one stroke.

Francis Marion's Matt Jackson , a Midland Valley graduate, finished tied for sixth (144).

Television

Kornheiser rebuked for Storm comments

ESPN has suspended host Tony Kornheiser from his television talk show Pardon the Interruption for comments he made on the radio last week about SportsCenter anchorwoman Hannah Storm 's clothing.

Kornheiser announced the suspension on his Washington, D.C., radio show Tuesday morning, calling his remarks about Storm intemperate and stupid.

Kornheiser had described an outfit Storm was wearing at ESPN last week as "horrifying," saying her shirt was too tight and looked "like she has sausage casing wrapping around her upper body."

Basketball

Williams sentenced to 5 years in prison

Former NBA star Jayson Williams was sentenced to five years in prison for fatally shooting a hired limo driver in 2002, ending an eight-year legal odyssey by tearfully apologizing to the victim's family.

He will be eligible for parole in 18 months.

Williams, avoiding a retrial on a reckless manslaughter count that deadlocked the jury at his 2004 trial, pleaded guilty last month to aggravated assault in the death of Costas Christofi on Feb. 14, 2002. At the same 2004 trial, he was acquitted of aggravated manslaughter but convicted on four counts of covering up the shooting.

The sentences on the assault and cover-up counts will run concurrently.


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