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Packers, Favre talk about retiring No. 4

The Green Bay Packers have had preliminary discussions with recently retired quarterback Brett Favre about retiring his number during the upcoming season.

The team and Favre will choose a game after the NFL schedule is released.

Could the next step be a monument outside Lambeau Field?

"I think that's something we'll look at," team president and CEO Mark Murphy said Wednesday.

College Football

Top QB prospect will sign with Buckeyes

Terrelle Pryor , the highly touted Pennsylvania prep quarterback, said Wednesday that he will play football for Ohio State.

The 6-foot-6, two-sport star -- considered by many to be the nation's top unsigned high school recruit -- is the only Pennsylvania player to both rush and pass for at least 4,000 yards. He also scored 2,285 points in basketball.

He had also considered Oregon, Penn State and Michigan.

- Star running back Branden Ore won't play for Virginia Tech next year, a decision reached after meetings with coach Frank Beamer . Ore led the Hokies in rushing with 992 yards and 10 touchdowns. On his Facebook profile, he said he was "making life decisions right now."

- An autopsy is inconclusive on the death of a Central Florida player who lost consciousness Tuesday after strength and conditioning drills. More testing will be done on Ereck Plancher , 19.

College Basketball

Pacers' Alexander named district's best

USC Aiken coach Vince Alexander has been named the South Atlantic District Coach of the Year, and juniors Chris Commons and Jeremy Fears were named to the All-South Atlantic First Team.

Augusta State's Tyrekus "A.J." Bowman was also named to the first team by the National Association of Basketball Coaches, and teammates Garret Siler and Ben Madgen made the second team.

College Baseball

Georgia hammers 5 home runs in rout

In Athens, Ga., Georgia scored in every inning and collected 22 hits, including five home runs, to top Alabama A&M 18-3.

Sophomore catcher Joey Lewis drove in a career-high five runs for Georgia (10-7) and joined Gordon Beckham , Joshua Fields , Matt Olson and Lyle Allen as part of the home run parade.

Junior Jason Leaver (2-0) picked up the win in relief.

Golf

Women's amateur seeks competitors

Entries are being accepted for the 39th annual Greater Atlanta Women's Amateur Championship, to be held May 20-22 at Northwood Country Club in Lawrenceville, Ga. The event is open to amateurs who are members of the Georgia State Golf Association and Georgia residents. Players can sign up online at www.gsga.org. The deadline is 5 p.m. April 30. For more information, call (800) 949-4742 or e-mail info@gsga.org.

Tennis

Nadal rallies to top Tsonga in rematch

In Indian Wells, Calif., Rafael Nadal came back to win the final five games and beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in an intense, crowd-pleasing rematch of their Australian Open semifinal.

Nadal, the defending Indian Wells champion, avenged his lopsided loss in Melbourne with a 6-7 (4), 7-6 (3) 7-5 victory in the fourth round of the Pacific Life Open.

Horse Racing

Halo Najib picked as Lane's End favorite

There are no big names in the $500,000 Lane's End Stakes in Florence, Ky., but there's still a chance a Kentucky Derby contender or two will emerge from the 12-horse field.

Halo Najib was made the 7-2 morning-line favorite, with Cannonball the 9-2 second-choice for Saturday's 1e-mile race at Turfway Park.


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