Originally created 06/14/05


College Football

Gamecocks' first 3 games to be on TV

South Carolina's games against Alabama and Georgia will be televised nationally, Southeastern Conference officials announced Monday.

The Gamecocks' Sept. 17 game against the Crimson Tide will be televised by CBS at 3:30 p.m.

South Carolina's Sept. 9 game at Georgia will be shown on ESPN, with coverage starting at 5:30 p.m.

South Carolina's season opener against Central Florida on Sept. 1 will be televised on ESPN at 7:45 p.m. It is the first time in school history that the Gamecocks' first three games will be viewed by a national audience.

South Carolina appeared in three nationally televised games last season, against Georgia, Alabama and Florida.

- In Memphis, Tenn., a former Alabama football booster convicted of bribing a high school coach to get a top recruit for the Crimson Tide was sentenced to six months in prison.

Logan Young, 64, also was sentenced to six months home confinement after his release from prison and two years' supervised release.

- ESPN will televise the Sept. 3 season opener between Georgia Tech and Auburn at 8:45 p.m.

The Yellow Jackets' home Sept. 10 opener against North Carolina will be aired on ABC at 3:30 p.m.


Falcons players will be in Augusta

The Atlanta Falcons football team and cheerleaders will be at the Augusta Common on June 15 for a Falcons Fan Festival from 4-8 p.m.

The first 200 fans will get autographs from players, and the Falcons Mobile Museum will be open for tours.

Minor League Baseball

GreenJackets, Sack roll past RiverDogs

In Charleston, S.C., Michael Wagner and Simon Klink both had two RBI as Augusta scored four runs in the fifth inning to beat the Charleston RiverDogs, 7-3.

Darren Sack (3-3) struck out five and allowed two runs over eight innings for the GreenJackets.

- In Kings Mountain, N.C., Hernan Iribarren and Carlos Perez were named as replacement players for the South Atlantic League Northern Division's All-Star team.

Iribarren, a West Virginia Power infielder, and Perez, of the Delmarva Shorebirds, replace Pete Maestrales and Kyle Bloom, who are no longer playing in the South Atlantic League.

College Baseball

Gamecocks' Tanner staying with team

In Columbia, South Carolina coach Ray Tanner has withdrawn his named from consideration for the vacant Texas A&M coaching position.

Tanner led the Gamecocks to five straight NCAA super regional appearances from 2000-2004 and to the College World Series from 2002-2004.


Quigley takes home Champions victory

In Overland Park, Kan., after waiting all day to play one hole of golf, Dana Quigley played it to perfection.

Quigley made an 11-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole to beat Tom Watson and Gil Morgan in the rain-shortened Bayer Advantage Classic.

Watson had a chance to win in regulation, but he left a long birdie putt hanging on the lip on his final hole.

Auto Racing

Sanctions issued to Earnhardt's insurer

In Lexington, N.C., a judge ruled that she would side with the race team of the late stock car driver Dale Earnhardt because an insurance company failed to share legal documents in a court battle over whether benefits should have been paid upon his death.

Superior Court Judge Kimberly S. Taylor issued the order as sanctions against United of Omaha Life Insurance Co. following 12 days of proceedings in Davidson County Superior Court.


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