Originally created 10/10/00

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Georgia defensive tackle Richard Seymour and Mississippi State running back Dicenzo Miller shared the Southeastern Conference player of the week award announced Monday.

Seymour had nine tackles -- including two for losses -- one sack and two quarterback pressures in Georgia's 21-10 win over Tennessee. Besides one 58-yard run by Tennessee, the Georgia defense held the Vols to 54 yards rushing on 31 carries.

Seymour, from Gadsden, S.C., has 24 total tackles with 2.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and four quarterback pressures.

Miller, from Weir, Miss., rushed for a 136 yards on 20 carries and caught three passes for 36 yards in Mississippi State's 20-17 win over Auburn. Miller has rushed for 308 yards in his last two games and 416 rushing yards this season. He is fifth in the SEC in rushing yards.

Clemson guard Will Merritt is the Atlantic Coast Conference's offensive lineman of the week. He had a school-record 20 knockdown blocks and graded out at 75 percent in the unbeaten Tigers' victory over N.C. State.

Other ACC honorees were:

Florida State quarterback Chris Weinke and Virginia tailback Antwoine Womack co-winner of offensive back of the week honors; N.C. State Philip Rivers, rookie of the week for the fifth time this season; N.C. State linebacker Levar Fisher, defensive lineman honors for 19 tackles, including 14 unassisted hits and two sacks; Maryland's Shawn Forte, defensive back; and Wake Forest punter Matt Brennie.

ARENA2 FOOTBALL:

The Augusta Stallions arenafootball2 team will hold open tryouts on Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Southside YMCA complex on Milledgeville Road.

Registration will be from 10-11 a.m., with the tryout running from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration fee is $50. Participants must provide own cleats and sign an injury waiver.

HORSE RACING:

Fusaichi Pegasus will miss the $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup because of a foot injury. But the 3-year-old colt, worth his weight in gold, is still being pointed to the $4 million Breeders' Cup Classic on Nov. 4 at Churchill Downs.

The Classic would be the final start for the Kentucky Derby winner, who was sold for a reported $60 million in June to Coolmore Stud of Ireland.

The Gold Cup at Belmont would have been Fusaichi Pegasus' second start since he finished second to Red Bullet in the Preakness. He missed the Belmont Stakes when he took a quarter-size chunk out of his right front hoof after being startled in his stall.

Fusaichi Pegasus returned to racing with a victory in the 1-mile Jerome on Sept. 23 at Belmont Park. It was his sixth win in eight starts this year.

Heading the field for the weight-for-age Jockey Club Gold Cup over 1 1/4 miles will be 4-year-old Lemon Drop Kid, who will be seeking his fifth straight graded stakes win.

PRO BASKETBALL:

A rap album by Philadelphia 76ers star Allen Iverson sparked a protest Monday from a city civil rights group.

Members of the Martin Luther King Jr. Association for Nonviolence and a handful of protesters demonstrated outside two Philadelphia radio stations to speak out against the album and ask the stations not to play it.

"What we're concerned about is the children," said C. DeLores Tucker, president of the association.

Iverson's unreleased hard-core rap album "Non-Fiction" has been called anti-gay, anti-women and overly violent by its critics.

Iverson released a statement last week apologizing to gays and women who might be offended by the lyrics on the album.