Originally created 06/20/06



Ramsey trails by two in Ga. Girls

In Suwanee, Ga., Martinez's Taylor Ramsey is two shots off the lead after the first round of the Georgia Girls Championship on Monday at Laurel Springs golf Club.

Joy Kim, of Duluth, shot 3-over-par 74 in the opening round, while Ramsey shot 76 to lead the Championship B flight. Taylor's sister, Ashlan, shot 85 and is tied for third in the B flight. The championship continues through Wednesday.

- Augusta's Lee Knox leads a large area contingent at the Georgia Junior Championship in Savannah, shooting 1-over-par 72 in the first round to tie for fifth.

Brendan Gillins, of Savannah, and Alpharetta's Derek Chang lead the way after opening with 69 at The Landings Club's Palmetto Course in Savannah. For results of all area players, check the Scoreboard.


Armstrong calls for Pound to be ousted

In London, Lance Armstrong wants Dick Pound out as head of the World Anti-Doping Agency over his handling of doping allegations against the seven-time Tour de France champion.

"Dick Pound has always been quick to admonish others and to call for officials accused of misconduct to be sanctioned and removed from involvement in the Olympic movement," Armstrong said in a letter to the IOC.

The eight-page letter, dated June 9 and published on Armstrong's Web site, was addressed to IOC president Jacques Rogge and the IOC executive board.

Armstrong acted after a Dutch investigator cleared him of allegations - published in the French sports daily L'Equipe last year - that he used banned substances during his first tour win in 1999.


Davenport withdraws from Wimbledon

In Wimbledon, England, former champion Lindsay Davenport pulled out of Wimbledon on Monday because of a back injury.

The 30-year-old American, ranked No. 6, also missed the French Open with the injury.

Serena Williams has already pulled out of Wimbledon because of ongoing knee problems. Taylor Dent (back), Carlos Moya (shoulder) and Jose Acasuso (undisclosed) also pulled out Monday.

- In Eastbourne, England, Elena Likhovtseva, of Russia, upset Daniela Hantuchova 6-4, 7-6 (3) in the first round of the Hastings Direct International.


Steelers' draft pick is in trouble again

In Columbus, Ohio, Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Santonio Holmes pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of assaulting a woman, his second arrest since he was chosen in the first round of the NFL Draft.

The 22-year-old former Ohio State star was arrested at an apartment just after midnight Monday on charges of domestic violence and simple assault, both misdemeanors, Sgt. Loucious Hollis said.

"He's wrongly accused of domestic violence and assault," said Holmes' attorney, Sam Shamansky.

- In Los Angeles, an assault charge was dropped against former UCLA running back Maurice Drew, who had been accused of attacking a man in a restaurant nearly two months ago.

The case against two other defendants, Chicago Bears cornerback Ricky Manning Jr. and former UCLA running back Tyler Ebell, is pending.

College Baseball

Tanner staying put with Gamecocks

In Columbia, coach Ray Tanner said Monday he's staying at South Carolina. Tanner said Louisiana State asked South Carolina athletic director Eric Hyman for permission to talk about its baseball opening. Tanner said he spoke by phone with his friend, LSU athletic director Skip Bertman, on Friday and Saturday.

Tanner said he let Bertman know what he'd said several times since Tigers coach Smoke Laval resigned earlier this month - Tanner was happy with the Gamecocks.


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