Originally created 01/18/01


Former Georgia quarterback Mike Bobo was named quarterbacks coach at his alma mater and Tony Pierce, the co-defensive coordinator and secondary coach at Wake Forest last season, was named running backs coach of the Bulldogs on Wednesday.

Bobo, who coached quarterbacks at Jacksonville State in Alabama last season, was a four-year letterman with the Bulldogs from 1994-97 and is among the school's career passing leaders.


Gymnasts from Georgia and South Carolina will converge on the Gymnastics Gold gym Saturday and Sunday for the fourth annual Rock and Roll Invitational.

The meet will feature the four Olympic events - vault, uneven bars, floor exercise and balance beam. Competition will be held 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Saturday and from 8 a.m. until noon on Sunday.

Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for children, with children under 5 years admitted free. The gym is located at 124 Cedar Lane, off Baston Road, in Martinez.


The Senior Tour Championship, after seven years in Myrtle Beach, S.C., has joined the LPGA's City of Hope event in leaving the area.

The tour said the season-ending championship would be played at the Gaillardia Golf & Country Club in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma Publishing Co. will sponsor the tournament.

The LPGA tournament, called the Kathy Ireland Greens.com event last year, had been at Wachesaw East Golf Club the past four seasons.


Baseball's proposed competitive balance draft drew criticism from one of the large-market teams Wednesday in Phoenix as owners began to consider plans to reshape the sport's economics.

"I personally think it's an outrage. It's a sham," New York Mets co-owner Nelson Doubleday said. "It's everything baseball shouldn't be for."

Adopting a recommendation from the owners' latest study committee, commissioner Bud Selig's staff proposed the new draft in which teams with the eight worst records in the previous three years would be able to choose one player left unprotected by the teams with the eight best winning percentages.

Each of the top teams could protect 25 players in their organizations.

Closer Matt Mantei and the Arizona Diamondbacks, who has 39 saves in 45 opportunities with the club, reached agreement on a four-year, $22 million contract.


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