Originally created 04/03/02



Yetman, Galbraith get AHL call

Augusta Lynx rookies Patrick Yetman and Lance Galbraith have been called up to the American Hockey League.

Yetman, the Lynx's leading rookie scorer with 48 points, went to the New York Rangers' AHL Hartford Wolfpack, while Galbraith went to the Phoenix Coyotes' Springfield Falcons. Both spent some a brief time in the AHL earlier in the season - Yetman with the Falcons and Galbraith with the Norfolk Admirals.

Former Lynx Louis Dumont of Pensacola Ice Pilots won the East Coast Hockey League's leading scorer award after registering 102 points. He also led the ECHL with 70 assists in 72 games. Earlier, Dumont was named to the All-ECHL team - the first Pensacola player to earn first-team honors.


Referee Mills Lane suffers stroke

Mills Lane, who has refereed some of boxing's biggest fights, was hospitalized in intensive care Tuesday after suffering a stroke.

Friends said the 64-year-old Lane was found unconscious in his Reno, Nev., home Monday morning and was taken to St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. Lane's wife, Kay, was out of town when her husband was stricken.

"His condition has definitely shown improvement through the night," Dr. Philip Landis said.

Lane suffered speech loss and weakness in his right side. He was listed in stable condition.

Lane, a former district judge and NCAA boxing champion, gained national attention when he disqualified Mike Tyson for biting off part of Evander Holyfield's ear in 1997.

College Baseball

Tennessee Tech edges Bulldogs

In Athens, Cole Helms pitched six strong innings and Tennessee Tech rallied for three runs in the seventh to beat Georgia 4-3.

The Bulldogs (15-8) led 2-1 on a solo homer by Lee Mitchell and an RBI single by Clint Sammons in the second inning.

Jason Fellows had held Tennessee Tech (13-12) to one unearned run through six innings, but was replaced in the seventh by Brad Mathews (1-1) when Ryan Hay walked to open the inning. After Carlos Martin grounded into a force play, Josh Mosser singled and Ben Shannon walked to fill the bases. Jesse Johnson singled home the tying run, and another run scored on an error by catcher Sammons.

Helms (3-3) batted in the final run with an infield out.


Tampa women put on probation

The University of Tampa has been placed on one-year's probation and its women's soccer team banned from postseason play because its founding coach improperly paid players' tuition and violated recruiting rules, the NCAA said Tuesday.

Former women's soccer coach George Fotopoulos, now the coach at Louisiana State University, used his own money and his father's to pay tuition for six players and provided two Swedish recruits improper housing and transportation, the NCAA said.

Fotopoulos was placed on probation until 2003. He declined comment Tuesday through LSU's sports information office.


Tampa Bay's Roy suspended by NHL

Tampa Bay forward Andre Roy was suspended for 13 games for leaving the penalty box and physically abusing a linesman in Monday night's 6-4 loss to the New York Rangers. Roy, who leads the team with 211 penalty minutes, will miss the final seven games of the season and the first six games of the 2002-03 season. He received 10 games for leaving the penalty box and three for physical abuse of an official. Both are automatic penalties.


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