Originally created 06/08/06



Greenbrier senior makes Elite team

Rising Greenbrier senior Will Dunaway is one of 136 high school players nationwide who has been selected to attend the Adidas Elite Soccer Program at the Loomis Chaffee School in Connecticut in July.

The invitation-only event is part of a U.S. Olympic Developmental Program designed to test the nation's best youth players.

South Aiken's Jamal Geathers was selected to the event last year. Richmond Academy graduate Cline Beam was invited in 2004.

More than 120 coaches from colleges and professional teams worldwide are expected to scout the players at the event.


Titans' McNair is headed to Ravens

The Tennessee Titans ended their stalemate with quarterback Steve McNair on Wednesday and traded the former MVP to the Baltimore Ravens pending a physical.

"We have granted permission to Baltimore to give Steve McNair a physical, which we expect to take place in the next 24 hours," the team said in a statement.

"Upon passing a physical, final trade terms will be agreed upon."

The Ravens, who reportedly have offered a fourth-round pick in next spring's draft, confirmed that McNair will take a physical Wednesday, but the team said the results were not expected to be available until Thursday morning.

McNair, who turned 33 in February, was the winningest quarterback in franchise history. In 11 seasons, he went 81-59 and led them to their only Super Bowl in 2000.

He and Peyton Manning shared the league's MVP award in 2003.

McNair won a grievance last week that allowed him to return to the team's headquarters and work out after being told he couldn't on April 3.

The Titans had been trying to renegotiate a cheaper salary for McNair to lower a $23.46 million salary cap hit.

- Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said that he let two players know they've disgraced the team with their off-field legal problems.

"I told the people that yes, you embarrass us as an organization, myself, and the coaches when these things occur," Lewis said of rookie linebacker A.J. Nicholson and second-year receiver Chris Henry. "Right, wrong or indifferent, there are certain things that you're asked not to be a part of or around."

Nicholson, 21, is charged with grand theft and burglary, both felonies, in a break-in at a former Florida State teammate's apartment in Tallahassee, Fla. He was the Bengals' fifth-round draft choice this year.

Henry was charged Sunday in nearby Clermont County with speeding and drunken driving. He also faces trial Aug. 21 in Orlando, Fla., on a concealed weapon charge following a January incident in which police say he pulled a pistol on a group of revelers.


Duke DNA tests are costly to taxpayers

The DNA tests that failed to conclusively link Duke lacrosse players to a woman who alleges she was raped at a team party cost taxpayers nearly $23,000, according to court papers.

DNA Security of Burlington, N.C., analyzed 23 "evidence specimens" at $450 apiece and 50 "reference specimens" that cost $250 each, according to papers filed in Durham County Superior Court.

The company's analyses in May found no evidence that the three players charged with rape - or any of the other team members - had sex with the accuser, defense attorneys have said.

Track and Field

NCAA meet starts at Sacramento State

An injury to sprint star Marshavet Hooker has only slightly diminished the Texas women's status as a heavy favorite to defend their NCAA track and field title this week.

The men's team race is much less clear, with Florida State and UTEP the top contenders.

The four-day competition began Wednesday at Sacramento State.


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