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SOFTBALL

Greenbrier players named to first team

Greenbrier shortstop Kaila Hunt and pitcher Katie Tracy were named to the Class AAAAA first team Monday by the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association.

Hunt, a University of Alabama signee, was named the Class AAAAA Player of the Year.

Lady Wolfpack third baseman Savanah Coon was named to the second team, while outfielder Liz Kelligan and Casey Rowland earned honorable mention honors. Greenbrier went 29-10, won its 14th consecutive region title and finished seventh in the state last season.

Evans pitcher Jenny Shepherd was named to the Class AAAA first team. Shepherd, Hunt and Tracy all will play in the GACA North-South All-Star game June 9 in Dalton, Ga.

COLLEGES

USC Aiken's Cain gets weekly honor

Pacers women's basketball player Catherine Cain was selected as the USC Aiken Athletic Department Student-Athlete of the Week.

The senior from Dayton, Ohio, averaged 17.7 points and 3.3 rebounds in three games last week, including a career-high 25 points in the Pacers' close loss to Winthrop.

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Sandberg to manage Cubs' Triple-A team

The Chicago Cubs said Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg will manage Triple-A Iowa next season.

Sandberg managed the Double-A Tennessee Smokies in 2009. The 50-year-old spent the previous two seasons managing Class A Peoria.

Sandberg spent 15 season in the majors, most of those with the Cubs. He won nine Gold Gloves, was a 10-time National League All-Star and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2005.

At Iowa, Sandberg replaces Bobby Dickerson , who is now with the Baltimore Orioles organization.

SPEEDSKATING

Sport's stars show support for Colbert

Apolo Anton Ohno and other U.S. speedskaters have come to Stephen Colbert 's defense after Shani Davis called the mock pundit "a jerk."

Ohno and women's short track star Katherine Reutter said Monday they're amused by Colbert's comedy, which includes a contrived feud with Winter Olympic host Canada. They are thankful he supports the U.S. team after the Americans lost their leading sponsor, the Dutch bank DSB.

Colbert has become the team's primary sponsor, using his Web site to raise funds. U.S. Speedskating executive director Robert Crowley said the effort has generated more than $250,000 from 8,500 donors so far.

SOCCER

English papers put Americans in lead

With six months to go before the World Cup, Tim Howard has already put the fear in England.

The U.S. goalkeeper saved a late penalty from England forward Jermain Defoe in Everton's 2-2 draw with Tottenham on Sunday in the Premier League, and some British newspapers reacted as if the World Cup were already under way.

The Daily Telegraph wrote on the front page of Monday's sports section: "It's US 1 England 0 as Everton's American keeper saves Defoe penalty and denies Tottenham victory."

The U.S. and England, who were put in the same World Cup group at Friday's draw in Cape Town, will face each other June 12 in Rustenburg, South Africa.

HORSE RACING

Horses euthanized after track collision

A collision at an Arkansas horse track injured a jockey and forced officials to euthanize two horses.

Oaklawn Park officials said Monday's collision injured 54-year-old jockey Tim Doocy , who was scheduled for surgery after an early diagnosis indicated fractures to his ankle, knee and hand.


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