Originally created 11/22/05


College Basketball

Jaguars open at home vs. Benedict

Augusta State's men's basketball team opens its home slate at 7:30 tonight against Benedict at Christenberry Fieldhouse.

The Jaguars began the season on the road Saturday, losing to Paine, 62-58. Tyrekus Bowman scored 16 points with 12 rebounds to pace Augusta State.

Benedict fell to USC Aiken in overtime Saturday, 89-87.


Virus keeps Woods out of pro-am play

In Poipu Beach, Hawaii, Tiger Woods had a stomach virus and withdrew from the pro-am Monday at the PGA Grand Slam of Golf.

PGA of America spokesman Julius Mason said tournament officials still expect Woods to play in the 36-hole event for winners of this year's majors.

The $1 million event is scheduled to begin today, with Woods attempting to win his sixth title at the event.

Woods, fresh from a successful defense of his title at the Dunlop Phoenix in Japan, told officials early Monday that he was up all night and wouldn't be able to attend the pro-am or clinic.

That left Vijay Singh and U.S. Open champion Michael Campbell as the only participants in Monday's pro-am. Defending champion and PGA Championship winner Phil Mickelson wasn't scheduled to arrive on Kauai until today.

Mason said Woods' ankle, which he twisted on his tee shot during a playoff hole in Japan, wasn't the problem.

High School Football

Lockhart decides to cancel program

In Lockhart, S.C., Lockhart High will not field a football team next fall because of poor participation, Union County school superintendent Thomas White said.

The Red Devils had only 17 players left at the end of their 1-9 season, White said.

"It's a significant thing not to have football back," White said.

Lockhart athletic director and football coach Dennis Cooper met with players last week to tell them of the decision.

White said factors in closing the program included degree of commitment from players and the safety of those who would play.

Lockhart played Class A football in the South Carolina High School League.

Auto Racing

Baldwin presumed dead in plane crash

In Dana Point, Calif., off-road racer Jason Baldwin was one of four people aboard a small plane that crashed into the Pacific off the Orange County coast.

A dive team will arrive today to retrieve the wreckage of the plane, which crashed shortly after 2 p.m. Saturday, said Nicole Charnon, an air safety investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board.

The plane is submerged in 200 feet of water. None of the four bodies has been recovered.

A sheriff's underwater search and recovery team located the nearly intact Cessna 210 by sonar after it went down about three miles from Dana Point, said Sgt. Karl Von Voight of the Orange County sheriff's Harbor Patrol.

The 35-year-old Baldwin was part of a family racing team that included his brother, Josh. Both men participated in the SCORE Desert Racing Series and the Championship Off-Road Racing short course series.

Jason Baldwin made headlines through accidents in 1998 and 1999 at the Baja 500 in Ensenada.


San Francisco won't hold annual race

The San Francisco Grand Prix, a cycling race that attracted the likes of Lance Armstrong, was canceled for next year because organizers could not agree with the city over pay for police and other services.

It is considered one of the country's most challenging races because of its length and the city's steep hills.

The cancellation, announced Sunday, comes as officials argue over how much of the 108-mile race's cost - if any - should be absorbed by the city.


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