Originally created 08/15/04

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College Football

Pollack suffers injury in practice

Two of Georgia's preseason all-star candidates, David Pollack and Max Jean-Gilles, are expected to miss practice time next week.

Pollack, a defensive end, suffered a strained patella tendon in his right knee Friday. Jean-Gilles, who is moving from offensive tackle to guard, suffered a sprained left ankle Saturday as Georgia had its first day of two-a-day drills.

Each had X-rays Saturday.

The injuries are not expected to keep the players out of No. 3 Georgia's Sept. 4 season opener against Georgia Southern, but they likely will miss practice time this week, according to Georgia spokesman Claude Felton.

  • South Carolina head coach Lou Holtz headed to the Florida home where his wife had been staying when Hurricane Charley hit the state.
  • Holtz moved practice up two hours on Saturday and left at 3:40 p.m. to check on his wife, Beth Holtz, who was at the couple's Orlando, Fla., home on Friday.

    Beth Holtz was uninjured, officials with the university's athletics department said. The home lost electricity and some trees were down in the yard.

  • Oregon incoming freshman Terrance Kelly was shot to death two days before he was set to leave for school.
  • The 18-year-old linebacker from De La Salle High School in Concord, Calif., was shot in the driver's seat of his car while waiting outside a home for a family member Thursday night.

    Kelly was found lying in the street next to his car, shot in the chest, Richmond Police Sgt. Enos Johnson said Friday. Kelly was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Colorado receiver Jeremy Bloom will join the U.S. ski team in Chile for training while he waits to hear whether the NCAA will allow him to play football while accepting ski endorsements.
  • Bloom will head to Santiago, Chile, today but said he would return to Boulder if the NCAA rules in his favor.

    The NCAA bars collegiate athletes from accepting endorsement income, although it allows students to be a professional in one sport if they compete at the college level in another.

    Horse Racing

    Kicken Kris wins Arlington Million

    In Arlington Heights, Ill., Kicken Kris was declared the winner of the Arlington Million on Saturday when Powerscourt was disqualified for interference in the stretch.

    As Powerscourt took the lead, Kicken Kris tried to make a move on the inside but was bumped into the rail by Epalo, who was in between Kicken Kris and Powerscourt.

    After a protest from Kicken Kris jockey Kent Desormeaux, stewards reviewed video before wiping out Powerscourt's win. They ruled jockey Jamie Spencer came in with right-handed whipping and caused interference to Kicken Kris and Epalo.

    Tennis

    Pennetta claims first WTA title

    In Sopot, Poland, Italy's Flavia Pennetta won the Idea Prokom Open for her first WTA Tour title, beating Klara Koukalova of the Czech Republic, 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 on Saturday, after French Open champion Anastasia Myskina withdrew before the semifinals because of a rib injury.

    Myskina walked out of the tournament Friday before her match with Koukalova was postponed because of rain. The top-seeded Russian is recovering from a sprained right rib and said she wanted to be ready for the Athens Olympics.