Originally created 01/25/03

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College basketball

Mulherin will be honored by Jaguars

Augusta State Athletics will honor the late Pat Mulherin, a longtime supporter of Jaguar basketball, as part of the "Cram the Christenberry Fieldhouse" promotion Jan. 29 game when Augusta State plays host to Columbus State.

Mulherin will be honored between the women's and men's games. At the same time, Peach Belt Conference Tournament championship rings will be presented and the banner for the 2001-02 champion Augusta State men will be unveiled. The women's game tips off at 5:30 p.m.

Mulherin served as a public address announcer for the Jaguars, and later did play-by-play on the radio and television.

Admission for "Cram the Christenberry" night is $1.

  • The board of trustees for the College of Charleston voted for a $36 million renovation project that would add about 1,600 seats to the Johnson Center Arena in Charleston, S.C.
  • The approved plan calls for seating to increase from 3,400 to about 5,000 with the flexibility to enlarge.

    College of Charleston's men's basketball has been a popular draw the past 20 years, often filling the school's gym. The Cougars are 13-5 this season under first year coach Tom Herrion.

    Olympics

    Arbitration panel upholds sanctions

    An arbitration panel in Lausanne, Switzerland, upheld the doping sanctions against cross-country skier Johann Muehlegg of Spain.

    Muehlegg was stripped of a gold medal and banned for two years after a positive drug test at the Salt Lake City Olympics.

    The ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport came nearly a year after the Spanish skier tested positive for the banned endurance-boosting drug darbepoetin. The court ruled Muehlegg remains suspended until Feb. 20, 2004.

    The CAS ruling is considering binding, but Muehlegg told reporters in Barcelona, Spain, he is considering filing an appeal before the Supreme Court of Switzerland.

    Muehlegg was stripped of the gold medal he won in the 50-kilometer race by the International Olympic Committee. He was allowed to keep the gold medals he won in the 10K and 30K races because he had passed drug tests after those events.

    In June, the international ski federation suspended Muehlegg for two years for the Olympic drug test.

    Baseball

    Ex-Brave Perez signs with Brewers

    Former Atlanta Brave Eddie Perez and the Milwaukee Brewers agreed to a minor league contract, and the catcher was invited to spring training as a non-roster player.

    Perez, 34, spent last season with the Cleveland Indians and hit .214 in 42 games. He has appeared in 367 major league games with the Indians and the Atlanta Braves and has a .252 career average with 24 homers and 108 RBIs.

    Perez would get a $500,000, one-year contract if he's added to the major league roster and the chance to make $150,000 more in performance bonuses.

    Softball

    Ospreys picked to win Peach Belt

    Defending champion North Florida is the preseason pick to win the 2003 Peach Belt Conference championship.

    The Ospreys, who return their top three pitchers from last season's 38-11 team, received nine of a possible 10 first-place votes in a poll of 11 league coaches.

    Augusta State is picked to finish seventh and USC Aiken is picked 10th.

    Prep football

    Decision is made by Jackets' back

    North Augusta High running back Elbert Walker has signed a letter of intent to play for Charleston (S.C.) Southern, according to North Augusta coach Joe Long.

    Bowling

    Perfect game is rolled by Withers II

    Chuck Withers II rolled a perfect game recently at Gordon Lanes. Withers, a 15-year-old Glenn Hills High student, had a 717 series.

    Baseball

    Pete Rose faces federal tax woes

    Pete Rose is in tax trouble again, and baseball's security department is investigating the career hits leader as he negotiates a possible end to his lifetime ban.

    Baseball commissioner Bud Selig's position on the talks - and Rose's eligibility for the Hall of Fame - could be affected by the tax revelations, a high-ranking baseball official said Friday on condition of anonymity. Selig refused to comment.

    Rose, who served a five-month prison sentence a decade ago on tax charges, owes $151,689 in federal taxes from 1998, according to the Los Angeles County Recorder's Office. The Internal Revenue Service has filed a lien on a home he owns in suburban Los Angeles, property tax records show.

    Rose agreed to a lifetime ban from baseball in 1989 after an investigation into his gambling. He is ineligible for the Hall as long as he's barred from the sport.

    Former Atlanta Brave Eddie Perez and the Milwaukee Brewers agreed to a minor league contract, and the catcher was invited to spring training as a non-roster player.

    Perez, 34, spent last season with the Cleveland Indians and hit .214 in 42 games. He has appeared in 367 major league games with the Indians and the Atlanta Braves and has a .252 career average with 24 homers and 108 RBIs.