Originally created 03/05/02



No. 17 Jaguars sweep Braves

Augusta State (14-4, 6-2 Peach Belt Conference) won Monday's doubleheader to complete a three-game sweep of UNC Pembroke (11-10).

North Augusta graduate Marty Bruce improved to 4-0 in the first game, yielding one run in 8 2/3 innings in the Jaguars' 2-1 win. Ricky Buffkin pitched a seven-inning shutout, and right fielder Jeff Macaione homered as Augusta State took Game 2, 9-0.

The Jaguars jumped five spots to No. 17 in the NCAA Division II Poll, released Monday. Other ranked Peach Belt teams include No. 1 Georgia College & State, No. 5 North Florida, No. 6 Armstrong Atlantic State, No. 7 Kennesaw State and No. 16 Columbus State.

Cold weather

postpones games

Cold temperatures postponed several college and high school baseball games Monday.

USC Aiken's contest against Southern Indiana was rescheduled for today. Southern Indiana will play Augusta State at 2 p.m. at Jaguar Field before heading back for a 6:30 game at J.H. Satcher Field in Aiken.

The high school season opener for Josey and Laney was also postponed. No makeup game has been set.


Tyson accepts license interview

Mike Tyson has accepted an invitation to go to Washington for an interview before the city's boxing commission, the commission's vice chairman said Monday.

"We've reached an agreement," said Michael Brown of the D.C. Boxing and Wrestling Commission. "They've accepted our invitation."

Brown said he was still negotiating with Tyson's camp over the logistics of the interview, including the time, format and whether it would include any psychological testing.

The commission has scheduled a public hearing for March 12 and will vote on whether to grant Tyson a license for a possible June 8 fight at the MCI Center. Brown has indicated the license will be granted because of the financial boost the fight would give the city, but opposition has been growing since the commission first made its intentions known last month.

Several states are also courting Tyson. Shelly Finkel, Tyson's adviser, said Tyson's interview in Washington was still "up in the air."


Davis Cup matches will be in Houston

The U.S. Tennis Association selected Houston on Monday to be the host site for a quarterfinal Davis Cup tie against Spain next month.

U.S. captain Patrick McEnroe selected a grass surface for the best-of-five series that will be played April 5-7 at the Westside Tennis Club.

The U.S. team of Pete Sampras, Andy Roddick, James Blake and Mardy Fish advanced to the quarterfinals with a 5-0 victory in the first round over the Slovak Republic in February.

Sampras' expected participation in Houston will mark his first professional grass-court appearance outside of England in his 14-year career. He won Wimbledon a record seven times, and is 99-17 while playing on grass.

Youth hockey

Augusta Jr. Lynx win McCaig Cup

The Augusta Jr. Lynx defeated the Charlotte Blast 3-2 in a shootout Sunday to win the inaugural East Coast Youth Hockey League McCaig Cup.

After regulation and overtime finished in a tie, the championship was decided on a three-man shootout.

Augusta's Dalton Wates scored on D.J. Hutzler in Round 2 of the shootout to give the Jr. Lynx the lead. Augusta goalie Taylor Powell stopped Charlotte's last attempt on goal to secure the championship. Powell was the league's most valuable goalie.


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