Originally created 12/05/01

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College

McGillivray named interim SID

Augusta State University's athletics director Clint Bryant announced Monday that Eva McGillivray will replace John Bush as interim sports information director. Bush left the position after being hired by the PGA Tour in mid-October.

McGillivray comes to Augusta State from USC Aiken, where she was serving as assistant SID for the Pacers since August. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in May 2001.

McGillivray will handle all media relations and publicity for the Jaguars and will have an opportunity to apply for the full-time position next spring.

College Basketball

Jaguars set to play Ospreys

The Augusta State Jaguars (3-1, 1-0) will play host to North Florida (1-3, 1-0) in their home Peach Belt Conference opener at 7:30 tonight. The Lady Jaguars (4-3, 0-1) will take on the Lady Ospreys (3-2, 1-0) at 5:30.

Hockey

Lynx's Rezansoff suspended by ECHL

The East Coast Hockey League announced that Augusta Lynx right wing Jessie Rezansoff has been suspended for five games as a result of his actions in a game against Columbus on Nov. 28.

With 30 seconds left in the first period, Rezansoff left the bench and became involved in an altercation on the ice. He was assessed a game misconduct under Rule 56(a) for instigating and a game misconduct under Rule 72. Leaving players' or penalty bench calls for an automatic five-game suspension.

He is eligible to return on Dec. 16 against Charlotte.

College Football

Finalists named for Broyles award

Randy Shannon, defensive coordinator for top-ranked Miami, is among the six finalists for the Broyles Award, given to the top college assistant coach in the nation.

In addition to Shannon, the finalists are Florida receivers coach Dwayne Dixon, LSU offensive coordinator-quarterbacks coach Jimbo Fisher, Virginia Tech defensive coordinator-inside linebackers coach Robert "Bud" Foster, Fresno State offensive coordinator-quarterbacks coach Andy Ludwig and Texas defensive coordinator Carl Reese.

Named for longtime Arkansas athletic director Frank Broyles, the winner will be announced Dec. 12. Nominations for the award were submitted by head coaches; a panel of former head coaches picked the finalists.

Baseball

Cubs, DeShields agree on contract

Delino DeShields and the Chicago Cubs agreed on a $1.25 million, one-year contract Tuesday. He can earn another $1.35 million in performance incentives.

Including his 58 games with Baltimore, he hit .234 with five homers and 37 RBI last year. He was 23-for-25 in stolen base attempts.

    The New York Yankees closed in Monday on a four-year contract with reliever Steve Karsay worth about $21 million.

The deal for the native New Yorker probably will be finalized later this week, two people familiar with the talks said on the condition they not be identified.

Karsay, a 29-year-old right-hander, began last season with Cleveland, then was traded to Atlanta on June 22 along with Steve Reed for John Rocker. Karsay was 0-1 with one save and a 1.25 ERA in 31 games for Cleveland, striking out 44 in 43 2/3 innings.

He then went 3-4 with a 3.43 ERA in 43 games for Atlanta, striking out 49 in 44 2/3 innings.

The Yankees lacked bullpen depth following the departure of Jeff Nelson to Seattle as a free agent after the 2000 season.

New York acquired Mark Wohlers and Jay Witasick, but both struggled and manager Joe Torre only trusted closer Mariano Rivera and setup men Mike Stanton and Ramiro Mendoza in key situations.