Women's College Golf
Augusta State star rebounds in NCAAs
In Columbus, Ohio, Augusta State's Lauren Smith turned it around in the NCAA Division I Women's Championship.
Smith, who qualified as an individual, fired 3-over-par 75 in Thursday's third round. She had opened with rounds of 82-86 at Ohio State's Scarlet course.
On Thursday, Smith had two birdies and five bogeys and is at 243 for 54 holes.
Eileen Vargas of Pepperdine continues to lead the individual race. She has shot 68-71-75-214 and carries a three-shot lead over four players into today's final round.
Duke, at 876, leads the team race by three shots over Southern California. Georgia is tied for seventh at 902.
Indiana coach faces recruiting sanctions
The NCAA banned new Indiana coach Kelvin Sampson from calling recruits and visiting them off-campus for one year, ruling he deliberately broke its rules by making extra phone calls to potential players while coaching Oklahoma.
The decision, announced by the committee on infractions, also requires Indiana to adopt the restrictions Oklahoma placed on Sampson, where he coached before Indiana hired him earlier this year.
It was not immediately clear if the Hoosiers would fire Sampson, who was in Kuwait and unavailable for comment. A message was left on the cell phone of Michael Glazier, Sampson's attorney.
Indiana officials were expected to release a written statement later Thursday.
- Another championship ring from Arkansas' 1994 basketball team is apparently up for sale.
In April, a Razorbacks' championship ring and hardcover book fetched $21,700 on eBay. The person who offered the ring for bidding at the Internet auction site remained a mystery.
That's the case this time, too. The ad on eBay for the ring says only that "this ring is from a starting player of the Arkansas Razorback Basketball Teams of 1993/1994 and 1994/1995."
The ad also says the owner played professionally in the NBA, Europe and Australia.
- Memphis forward Shawne Williams, who led the Tigers to their first No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, will enter the NBA Draft.
The Conference USA freshman of the year declared for the draft on Thursday. The 6-foot-9 Williams averaged 14 points and 6.0 rebounds this season.
- T.W. Josey High point guard Alice Holmes is expected to sign with South Georgia Technical College today.
Four Pacers named to all-region team
Four USC Aiken baseball players were named to the 2006 ABCA Division II South Atlantic All-Region Baseball Team.
Catcher Robert Davis and closer Nick Wandless were named to the first team while third baseman Ian Kowalchuk and pitcher Scott Wandless were named to the second team.
Alouettes cut former Georgia quarterback
Former NFL quarterback Quincy Carter was released by the Canadian Football League's Montreal Alouettes on Wednesday, less than a week into training camp.
"This is a joke ... an insult," Carter told the Montreal Gazette.
Montreal coach Don Matthews said Carter's release was based on performance.
The former Georgia standout played three seasons for the Dallas Cowboys and one for the New York Jets.
- In Centennial, Colo., bail was set at $2,500 for Cleveland Browns running back Reuben Droughns in a domestic violence case.
The 27-year-old faces charges of third-degree assault and harassment.
- The University of Central Florida extended football coach George O'Leary's contract through 2015.
In two years, O'Leary has helped transform UCF from one of the country's worst NCAA Division I-A programs to one of its most promising.
Westlake 445, Woodbridge 264
Woodbridge Double Winners-Rupika Pumachcharige, Ivey Mischel, Matthew Hammond, Luke Meeks.
Westlake Double Winners-Will Owen, Kate Clark, Christopher Plummer, Chalrie Johnson, Morgan Plowman, Davis Plowman, Adrian Evans.
Woodbridge Triple Winners-Brooks Mischel, Connor Meeks.
Westlake Triple Winners-Jackie Jeschke, Ellie Jones, Josh Searles, Lauren Plowman.