Originally created 03/06/03


College baseball

Georgia Tech runs its record to 11-0

In Atlanta, Micah Owings hit a two-run homer and Tyler Greene had a solo shot to lift Georgia Tech to a 3-1 victory over Campbell.

The Yellow Jackets (11-0) managed just three hits against four Campbell (3-10) pitchers.

Georgia Tech is off to its best start since it started the 1987 season 16-0. The Yellow Jackets also went 11-0 in 1985.

Pro football

QB Plummer signs deal with Broncos

Jake Plummer has agreed to contract terms with Denver, giving the Broncos an experienced young quarterback to replace Brian Griese.

Plummer, 28, spent his first six seasons with Arizona after being drafted by the Cardinals in the second round of the 1997 draft.

Plummer had long been targeted by Denver, which has given Griese permission to seek a trade.

  • Oakland Raiders center Barret Robbins spent 30 days in a treatment facility for a mental disorder and alcohol abuse.
  • The All-Pro lineman disappeared the night before the Raiders' 48-21 Super Bowl loss to Tampa Bay in San Diego on Jan. 26.

    A statement Wednesday by his agent, Drew Pittman was the first official disclosure of Robbins' treatment.

    "I love the game of football and while it is going to be hard to face my teammates and the public, it is something I have to do," Robbins said in a statement issued by Pittman. "I will continue to receive ongoing treatment and will remain on medication to treat my bi-polar disorder. I understand my sincerity will be judged by my actions, not my words."

  • The Carolina Panthers released running back Lamar Smith, three months after he was placed on paid leave following his drunk driving arrest.
  • Smith started 11 games for the Panthers in 2002 and led the team with 737 yards rushing and seven touchdowns on 209 carries.

    Smith, 32, was arrested Nov. 28 on charges of driving while impaired, speeding and reckless driving. The team placed him on paid leave the next day.

    College basketball Augusta State has bus trip planned The Augusta State University athletic department has scheduled a bus trip Saturday to Columbus, Ga., if the men's or women's teams from the school make it to the semifinals of the Peach Belt Conference Tournament that day.

    The bus will leave at 8 a.m. from Christenberry Fieldhouse. The cost is $20 for faculty and staff and $10 for Augusta State students. A ticket for the game is $5. There is no admission charge for students. To sign up, call the athletic office at 737-1626.

  • More than 60 teams are entered in the South Carolina United Methodist Church State Tournament at Riverview Park Activities Center.
  • North Augusta's Grace United Methodist Church is the host team for the tournament, which will run from Friday through Sunday.

    Friday's games start at 5 p.m. and Saturday's at 9 a.m. For more information, contact Greater Augusta Sports Council at 722-8326.

    Golf World Junior Cup comes to Midland The World Junior Golf Cup will hold one of its regional tournaments at Midland Valley Country Club in Graniteville, S.C., on March 8.

    The 18-hole event is for juniors ages 13-18. They can sign up by calling Tammy Shipley at (704) 845-9445.

    This is one of 12 World Junior Golf Cup regional tournaments. After the series is over, the top 15 players will earn an all-expense paid trip to St. Andrews, Scotland, to take on a Canadian Junior Golf Association team.


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