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Favre calls report of return 'all rumor'

Brett Favre dismissed an ESPN report that he's considering coming out of retirement as "all rumor."

Favre responded Wednesday to the ESPN report by telling his hometown newspaper Web site, SunHerald.com in Gulfport, Miss., that "it's all rumor."

ESPN reported that an unidentified Packers source said the 38-year-old Favre told coach Mike McCarthy in the past two weeks that he has the itch to play.

College Football

Georgia's Lemon is charged with felony

In Athens, Ga., Georgia's Michael Lemon has been charged with a felony stemming from a fight last weekend that injured another student, police said.

Investigators took out warrants against the redshirt sophomore defensive end, charging him with both misdemeanor battery and felony aggravated battery.

Demarius Jackson told police that Lemon suckerpunched him at a cookout on Saturday. The police report said Lemon punched Jackson about five times before he was pulled off.

Golf

Date is changed for Regions Cup event

The Camellia Classic has been pushed back two weeks.

The Regions Cup event, originally scheduled for this weekend, will now be played July 19-20 at Thomson's Belle Meade Country Club.

- Jones Creek Golf Club in Evans is the latest course to become part of the CSRA Junior Golf Initiative, which allows juniors to play for free when accompanied by a greens-fee paying adult.

There are now five area courses in the program, which is for juniors age 16 and under.

At Jones Creek, juniors can play anytime Monday and Thurs-day. Juniors should call ahead and indicate they want to play under the CSRA Junior Golf Initiative.

High Schools

Thoroughbreds hire boys hoops coach

Former college assistant Kelly Nichols is the new boys basketball coach at South Aiken.

Nichols, 25, has been the assistant coach at Western Illinois University the past two seasons.

College Tennis

Seves, Mullor make All-American team

USC Aiken's Bruno Seves and Augusta State's Sergi Mullor were named to the Intercollegiate Ten-nis Association's All-American team.

NBA

Move of team in Seattle is pricey

The SuperSonics will move to Oklahoma City for the 2008-09 season as part of a settlement with the city of Seattle.

The settlement calls for owner Clay Bennett and the Professional Basketball Club LLC to pay up to $75 million to the city in exchange for the immediate termination of the KeyArena lease between the NBA team and the city.

The team's name and colors will be staying in Seattle.

- Michael Beasley was struck in the chest by an elbow during a defensive drill about 45 minutes into Miami's first summer-league workout session, and the No. 2 overall pick in last week's NBA Draft was taken to a doctor for observation. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said the move was strictly precautionary.

Horse Racing

Big Brown makes return to training

Big Brown returned to work Wednesday morning.

In his first workout since running last in the Belmont Stakes last month, Big Brown went five-eighths of a mile in a slow 1:06.71 at Aqueduct.

NHL

Hossa signs 1-year deal with Detroit

Marian Hossa signed a one-year contract with Stanley Cup champion Detroit worth a reported $7.45 million.


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