Originally created 12/08/00


Greenbrier standout Kellie Tiller signed a national letter of intent to woman's basketball at Georgia Southern next season.

Tiller joins Jennifer Melvin of Goldsboro, N.C. and Adrienne Early of Hilton Head, S.C., who have also signed with the Eagles.

The 5-9 senior guard averaged 17 points and 10.6 rebounds a game during her junior year and becomes the first Lady Wolfpack player to earn a college basketball scholarship.

Also during her junior year, Tiller was named team MVP and Best Defensive Player while leading her team in points, rebounds, steals and assists.


Tiger Woods was fined $100,000 by the Screen Actors Guild for shooting a non-union Buick commercial during its six-month strike against advertisers.

SAG said Thursday that the union's trial board agreed to suspend $50,000 of the fine, but that would be reinstated if Woods makes a commercial during any future strike.

The case was one of the most volatile issues during the strike, which was settled in October. Many activists wanted the golfer kicked out of the union.

Woods had refused to shoot a non-union Nike ad in early May, a day after the strike began. He also issued a statement of support for the work stoppage but reversed course in July by shooting the Buick ads near Toronto.

David Duval carried Woods, while Argentina and New Zealand topped the leaderboard in the first round of the World Cup of Golf.

Thousands of spectators followed Woods and Duval, who played alongside Argentina's Eduardo Romero and Angel Cabrera on the Buenos Aires Golf Club course.

Duval and Woods finished the day tied for fifth, four strokes behind Romero and Cabrera and New Zealand's Frank Nobilo and Greg Turner. The 24 teams will play an alternate-shot round today, followed by another best-ball round Saturday, and a second alternate-shot round Sunday.

Australia's Peter O'Malley and Lucas Parsons shot a 58, Japan's Shigeki Maruyama and Hidemichi Tanaka opened with a 60, and Canada's Mike Weir and Glen Hnatiuk and South Korea's Choi Kwang-soo and Park Nam-sin joined Woods and Duval at 61.


Lute Olson, who has taken Arizona to the NCAA tournament each of the past 16 years, will become the third coach to receive the John R. Wooden Legends of Coaching Award.

The award, initiated in 1999 by the Los Angeles Athletic Club to accompany its Wooden Award for the college basketball player of the year, went to North Carolina's Dean Smith and Duke's Mike Krzyzewski the first two years.

Olson will be honored along with the Wooden Award winner on April 6.


John McEnroe beat Mansour Bahrami 6-3, 6-4, then looked toward his Honda Challenge seniors showdown with five-time Wimbledon champion Bjorn Borg.

The two - who twice met in the Wimbledon final, Borg winning in 1980, McEnroe in 1981 - will clash Friday.

McEnroe has to beat Borg to guarantee a place in the semifinal. Borg beat John Lloyd 6-3, 4-6, 10-3.

In another match, Yannick Noah beat Mats Wilander 7-6 (4), 6-4 in a battle of French Open champions.

The most recognizable face in women's tennis is the first player to commit to the 2001 Family Circle Cup here.

Anna Kournikova said she plans to play in the tournament April 14-22.

In 1999, Kournikova reached the finals in her first appearance at the Family Circle Cup in Hilton Head Island. She lost to Martina Hingis 6-4, 6-3.

This year's tournament will be held for the first time at the Tennis Center at Daniel Island.


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