Rambo to appeal his suspension
Georgia safety Bacarri Rambo will appeal a four-game suspension for testing positive on an Athletic Association drug test after the All-American ate brownies he did not know were laced with marijuana, according to his high school coach.
If the suspension holds, Rambo, who considered turning pro after his junior season, could attempt to enter the NFL supplemental draft, according to Alan Ingram, who coached Rambo at Seminole County High School.
According to Ingram, Rambo ingested the marijuana unknowingly during a spring break trip two weeks ago with friends to Panama City, Fla.
“I can’t confirm anything,” Georgia coach Mark Richt said. “I’m just going to be waiting for us to go through our process.”
Martin supports Ellington’s plan
South Carolina receiver Bruce Ellington says new basketball coach Frank Martin supports his plan to play both sports again next season.
Ellington said Thursday that he talked to Martin about the issue this week. Martin was named South Carolina’s coach on Tuesday a few hours before Ellington returned to football practice for the first time this spring.
Earlier this month, Ellington said he was giving up football to concentrate on basketball. He said he re-thought the decision after the firing of former basketball coach Darrin Horn.
Ellington says he had a good talk with Martin and was excited about what the coach can bring to the program.
Ellington accounted for 707 all-purpose yards last season for Steve Spurrier’s football team.
He was the basketball team’s second-leading scorer this winter.
Lady Pacers top Augusta State
USC Aiken rallied in the doubles to beat Augusta State 5-4 in Peach Belt Conference play Thursday.
USC Aiken (9-5, 3-3) battled back from a 2-1 deficit in doubles to win the singles 4-2.
Manon Hermens was 2-0 for USC Aiken. In addition to her doubles victory with Franziska Regel, Hermens beat Marina Ferreria 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 at No. 1 singles.
Irishman leads eGolf Tour event
In Davidson, N.C., Ireland’s Seamus Power and Canada’s Cam Burke are trying to pull away from the field in the eGolf Tour’s River Run Classic.
Power had 6-under-par 66 on Thursday and is the leader at 14-under 130. Burke, who opened with 62, had 71 and is now at 133.
After that comes Kevin Foley, who had 65 for 135.
Jones Enander Hedin (68) and Jerry Richardson (69) are tied for fourth place, seven shots off the lead.
Among the locals, Mitch Krywulycz had 69 and is at 139; David Robinson shot 70 for 142.
Missing the cut were Stephen Poole (75 for 145) Brad Arrington (76 for 151) and Henrik Norlander (71 for 149).
Stadium workers taken to hospital
In Rio de Janeiro, Nearly 140 workers renovating Maracana Stadium for the 2014 World Cup went to hospital because of food poisoning this week.
They were treated for dehydration in local hospitals and were released on the same day.