Originally created 12/30/98

Overtime: Moraetes has match tonight in Atlanta



Augusta's Denise Moraetes will box Vicki Woods tonight at The Tabernacle in downtown Atlanta.

Moraetes is the No. 6-ranked junior welterweight (up to 140 pounds), according to the Women's International Boxing Federation.

The Tabernacle is a former church in downtown Atlanta that was converted into a House of Blues music club during the 1996 Summer Olympics. It is located at 152 Luckie Street. Call (404) 659-9022 got more information. Tickets are priced at $20, $50 and $1,000 for table seating on the floor. The card, which includes five women's bouts, begins at 8 p.m.

Moraetes made her professional debut in late September with a victory.

BASKETBALL:

Butler High product Jeff Bolton may miss as much as three weeks of action for the College of Charleston after suffering a sprained right ankle in the Cougars' 77-48 victory over Western Carolina on Monday. Bolton, a 6-3 red-shirt freshman guard, was injured when he dove into a press table while chasing a loose ball.

Bolton has played in all 11 games, averaging 4.6 points and 1.3 rebounds. His playing time increased in the last four games, when he averaged 21 minutes, 8.8 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists for the 9-2 Cougars, who are 1-0 in the Southern Conference entering Saturday's game at Georgia Southern.

Dino Radja, who played four seasons for the Boston Celtics, scored 17 points and dunked twice with time running out to lead the East to a 104-98 victory Tuesday in the European All-Star game in Berlin.

The Croatian was backed by Dejan Bodiroga, a Yugoslav forward who had 15 points and scored six straight points down the stretch.

YACHTING:

Richard Winning, the skipper of a sunken yacht, vowed Tuesday never to race again after the deaths of his close friends.

Winds up to 90 mph and 35-foot seas carved a path of destruction through the annual Sydney-to-Hobart yacht race this week.

"I personally won't (race); my decision's pretty well made up," Winning, the owner and skipper of the Winston Churchill, said as he recovered from his ordeal in Merimbula, 250 miles south of Sydney.

His 56-year-old yacht, an entrant in the inaugural 1945 Sydney-Hobart classic, was abandoned Sunday night and the nine crew members climbed into two life rafts. Winning and three crew mates were hoisted to safety Monday night after hanging onto a life raft that flipped repeatedly for 24 hours in the howling winds. On Tuesday, they found out that three of their colleagues -- Jim Lawler, Mike Bannister and John Dean -- were dead after a wave swept them out of the second life raft.