Pacers add pair for next season
USC Aiken has added two transfer forwards to its roster for the upcoming season.
Curt Triplin, a 6-foot-5, 235-pounder, is a transfer from Mars Hill College in North Carolina. Brian Clay, a 6-6, 215-pound junior, played at Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, Fla.
Triplin was second in the South Atlantic Conference in rebounds last season with 7.6 per game and averaged 8.9 points per game.
Clay averaged a double-double last season for the Saints - 11.9 rebounds and 10.9 points - while making 53 percent of his shots.
The 6-foot-1, 190-pounder averaged 16 points, eight assists and seven rebounds per game last season for the Yellow Jackets.
Stokes went 45-70 over the past four seasons with the Hokies. His contract was not renewed by Virginia Tech this spring.
London interested in Summer Games
In what is shaping up as a big-city battle for the Olympics, London joined New York and Madrid in the race to play host to the 2012 Summer Games.
Paris is expected to announce next week, while Havana and Leipzig, Germany, have already committed. Moscow and the Brazilian cities of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo are also showing interest.
Sweden makes bid for World Cup
Sweden formally submitted a bid Thursday to host this year's Women's World Cup, and Canada asked to stage part of the tournament.
Soccer's governing body, FIFA, extended the deadline for proposals through the weekend.
The United States gave its proposal to FIFA last week, and U.S. soccer officials are confident they will host the 16-nation tournament. FIFA president Sepp Blatter said Wednesday the Americans were the "front-runner."
The tournament was scheduled for China from Sept. 23 to Oct. 11. FIFA's executive committee decided May 3 that the event would be moved because of the SARS virus.
Auburn announcer dies of aneurysm
Auburn football announcer Jim Fyffe, who endeared himself to fans with his signature "Touchdown Auburn!" call, died Thursday after suffering an aneurysm. He was 57.
Fyffe attended a fund-raiser for Prattville High School's athletic department Wednesday night and suffered the aneurysm around 10 p.m. after returning to his Montgomery home, said Ann Collister, president of WACV radio. He died at Jackson Hospital the next day.
A native of Paintsville, Ky., Fyffe became the lead announcer for Auburn football and basketball games in 1981.
Ivey helps team in Nashville event
Augusta's Chuck Ivey helped Team Velocity Racing to a third-place finish in the mediumweight superstock division of a Dunlop/WERA National Endurance Series event in Nashville, Tenn.
Ivey, along with teammates Steven Breckenridge and Reuben Frankenfield rode their team's Suzuki GSX-R600 in the four-hour endurance race.
Team Velocity Racing is in first place in the race for the mediumweight superstock championship. In a WERA Sportsman and National Challenge Series sprint race, Ivey finished third in the Sportsman B Superbike race.
Track and Field
Butler star signs with Paine College
Butler High's Adrian Troupe has signed a track and field, and academic scholarship, with Paine College.
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