Published: Tuesday, January 6, 2004 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 6, 2004 at 12:15 a.m.

Coleman leads Saints to win over Middle Ga.

  • COCHRAN, Ga.- A 26-point display by Dominique Coleman powered the Santa Fe Community College women's basketball team (9-6) past host Middle Georgia College 80-66 on Monday night.

    With their ninth victory, the Saints surpassed their win total from last season with 13 games remaining in the 2003-04 season. This was the first win over Middle Georgia in the program's history.

    Spurs' chairman checks into treatment center

  • SAN ANTONIO - San Antonio Spurs chairman Peter Holt checked into an alcohol treatment center last week.

    In a statement released by the team Monday, the 55-year-old Holt said he entered the residential facility at the request of his family. He will remain there for an unspecified period.

    Freak goal propels U.S. past Canada in Worlds

  • HELSINKI, Finland - The United States won its first world junior hockey title Monday, beating Canada 4-3 after Canadian goalie Marc-Andre Fleury's failed clearing pass ended up in his own goal.

    Fleury's pass bounced off teammate Braydon Coburn and into the Canadian goal with 5:12 left, capping a three-goal rally by the Americans. Patrick O'Sullivan was credited with the winning goal.

    ''This rates right up there with the Miracle On Ice,'' said tournament MVP Zach Parise, referring to the 1980 Winter Olympics when the Americans won the gold medal.

    The freak goal capped a three-goal, third-period rally against the 19-year-old Fleury, who was the MVP of the 2003 tournament and the first overall pick in the NHL draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins.

    Arkansas cornerback to leave for NFL draft

  • FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Arkansas cornerback Ahmad Carroll will skip his senior season and make himself eligible for the NFL draft, the fourth Razorbacks junior to do so in the past month.

    ''It has always been my dream to play at the next level,'' Carroll said Monday. ''I know that I will need to continue to improve my game, but I believe that it is in my best interest to move forward with my football career.''

    Georgia will not contest NCAA violation findings

  • ATLANTA - Georgia will not contest the NCAA's finding of four rules violations in the school's basketball program, according to the Athens attorney who headed the university's investigation.

    The NCAA outlined its findings in a letter recently sent to university president Michael Adams, former basketball coach Jim Harrick and Harrick's attorneys.

    ''There were no surprises in this letter,'' attorney Ed Tolley said Monday. ''It was exactly what we expected.''

    Though only three of the four rules violations in the NCAA report had previously been made public, Tolley said each of the violations had been self-reported. Charges of academic fraud and improper benefits were known last March when Harrick was suspended and then forced to resign.

    Wimbledon changes could include court roof

  • LONDON - When Wimbledon announces plans today to renovate Centre Court, the changes could include a sliding roof to prevent rain delays.

    All England Club chairman Tim Phillips said before last year's tournament that adding a roof was being considered.

    ''We know that it is physically possible to build a roof as has happened elsewhere,'' he said then. ''We also owe it to tennis fans to investigate all the possibilities for play to take place even if it is raining.''

    The club would only say that today's news conference will announce ''innovative plans for the Centre Court of the future.''

    This year's tournament is June 21 to July 4.

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