Originally created 07/09/02


College Football

ESPN to televise Tech-Clemson game

Georgia Tech's football games against Clemson and Brigham Young will be televised by ESPN and ABC, respectively.

Kickoff time for the game at Clemson on Sept. 14 will be at noon, while the Yellow Jackets' Sept. 21 home game against Brigham Young will start at 3:30 p.m. ESPN also will broadcast Georgia Tech's Thursday night game at Maryland on Oct. 17, starting at 7:45 p.m.

The Jackets open the season at home against Vanderbilt on Aug. 31 at 6 p.m.


Dunleavy signs with Golden State

Mike Dunleavy, the third overall pick in the NBA draft, signed with the Golden State Warriors on Monday.

Dunleavy, a 6-foot-9 forward, was a member of Duke's 2001 national championship team. He averaged 17.3 points and 7.2 rebounds for the Blue Devils last season, then skipped his senior season to enter the draft.

The Warriors wouldn't discuss the terms of Dunleavy's three-year contract, but the deal is in line with the rookie pay scale determined by the NBA's collective bargaining agreement. Last year's No. 3 overall pick, Memphis forward Pau Gasol, signed a three-year deal worth $9.6 million.

Dunleavy is working out with the Warriors' summer league team in preparation for league play, which begins Wednesday in Long Beach. The Warriors hope Dunleavy takes over as their starting small forward.

  • The Detroit Shock acquired guard Elaine Powell and a first-round pick in next year's draft in a trade with Orlando on Monday.
  • The Miracle received forward Wendy Palmer and a second-round pick in 2003 in return.

    Palmer was averaging 11.5 points and a team-best 6.0 rebounds for the Shock, who have a league-worst record of 1-15. She has averaged double figures in scoring in four of her five WNBA seasons.

    Powell, averaging 5.9 points a game for Orlando this season, was not expected to be in Utah in time for the Shock's game against the Starzz on Monday night.


    Local coach picked for regional event

    Aiken-Augusta Swim League head age group coach Jay Torgesen has been selected to be a Georgia Swimming Zone coach for the Southern Zone Championships in San Antonio on July 30-Aug. 3.

    The top seven overall swimmers at the Georgia Games swimming championships July 17-20 will qualify to compete in San Antonio. Teams from 14 other states will participate in the Southern Zone Championships, which the Georgia Zone team won last year.

    Auto Racing

    Rookie hit with fine, probation

    CART rookie Townsend Bell was fined $10,000 and placed on indefinite probation Monday for his part in a crash during the Toronto Molson-Indy.

    Bell, driving for Patrick Racing, slammed into Bruno Junqueira late in Sunday's race, sending Junqueira's car into a tire wall and leaving him unable to continue.

    Bell was able to drive his car to the pits, where chief steward Wally Dallenbach told the first-year driver he was out of the race.

    "I made a mistake," Bell said Monday. "I thought I could get through successfully. Obviously, I could not. Wally is the chief steward, he is the man in charge and I will abide by his decision."

    Bell, who crashed in each of the first four races this season, previously was on probation for an incident in the season-opening race in Mexico. He was taken off of probation by Dallenbach after showing progress on the track.


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