USC Aiken rolls to victory over Allen
In Aiken, Casey McMasters scored 14 points and Mark Brown had 12 on four 3-pointers and USC Aiken cruised to a 68-47 victory over Allen at the convocation center on Thursday night.
The Pacers dominated the glass, outrebounding the Yellow Jackets 44-22, using 18 offensive rebounds to create 12 second-chance points.
Demetrice Terrell led Allen with nine points.
- USC Aiken's Catherine Cain had 17 points and 11 rebounds in the Pacers' 63-51 win over 23rd-ranked Lenior-Rhyne at the convocation center.
Cameron Sealey led Lenior-Rhyne with 11 points and had a game-high four steals.
- The Augusta State women shot 33 percent from the field and extended their losing streak to six games with a 61-45 loss to West Georgia at Christenberry Fieldhouse in Tes Sobomehin 's final game as Lady Jaguars' coach.
Blaire Egardo scored 11 points to lead Augusta State, while Brittany Jarrard added 10. West Georgia senior guard Renate Lopez , a former Hephzibah High standout, swished five 3-pointers for a game-high 15 points.
- Former Indiana coach Bobby Knight said integrity is lacking in college basketball and cited Kentucky coach John Calipari as an example.
During a fundraiser for the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, Knight said he doesn't understand why Calipari is still coaching.
Both of Calipari's former schools were sanctioned by the NCAA for violations committed during his tenure.
- Two Missouri women's basketball players suspended after an off-campus fight with a male cheerleader are back on the team. They can start practicing today but won't play in Missouri's game Monday against Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
- Prized recruit Royce White said he's leaving the Minnesota basketball team because of his legal troubles and the stress they are causing his family and the program. He said he has no plans to transfer to another school.
- The NCAA is accusing Arizona State of failing to control its baseball program. The Arizona Republic reported that the university received a notice from the NCAA on Nov. 19, one day before coach Pat Murphy announced his resignation.
Tennis tour making return to Atlanta
The men's tennis tour is returning to Atlanta, putting a hard-court tournament in the city that will be played July 17-25, 2010, and start off the U.S. Open Series.
The ATP tour bought the sanctioning rights to the Indianapolis tournament that has been held in July but recently had attendance and sponsorship issues.
Atlanta previously hosted a men's tournament from 1986-2001.
- Richard Gasquet was cleared of any wrongdoing when the Court of Arbitration for Sport accepted the Frenchman's claim that he tested positive for cocaine by kissing a woman in a nightclub.
The court dismissed appeals by the World Anti-Doping Agency and International Tennis Federation, which wanted Gasquet banned for up to two years.
No suspect bets on match, FIFA says
FIFA has found no evidence of suspicious bets on a World Cup qualifier refereed by an official later suspended for alleged involvement in match-fixing.
FIFA said it detected no manipulation of the betting market for the Lithuania-Serbia match played Oct. 14.
Referee Anton Genov awarded two penalty kicks that gave Lithuania its goals in a 2-1 win. Serbia had already won the group to reach the finals in South Africa.
Ban demanded for Italian rider Di Luca
The Italian Olympic committee said the country's anti-doping commissioner is demanding that cyclist Danilo Di Luca receive a three-year ban for offenses at this year's Giro d'Italia.
Di Luca, who won the 2007 Giro, tested positive for CERA following two stages of the 2009 race.