In Eastlake, Ohio, the Lake County Captains touched Orlando Yntema for five runs in the first inning en route to an 8-2 win over the Augusta GreenJackets on Monday night. Yntema allowed five runs and seven hits in four innings. He had three strikeouts and three walks.
The University of Georgia has a number of athletic facility projects on the drawing board, but athletics director Vince Dooley said Monday that a new basketball arena is not among them. "That would be a project of the extra-large order," Dooley said. "We'd probably be talking between $100 or $150 million." According to Dooley, Stegeman Coliseum is still structurally sound, and that the university has paid between $4 and $5 million in recent years for improvements and will continue to do so in the years to come.
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Milwaukee Bucks won their first NBA playoff series since 1989 as Ray Allen scored 26 points and Sam Cassell added 14 of his 25 points in the third quarter in a 112-104 victory over Orlando on Tuesday night. The Bucks advanced to face the Charlotte Hornets in the Eastern Conference semifinals. The Hornets swept favored Miami in the first round.
Two of the NBA's brightest stars will invade the Augusta area on Saturday to tip off the 1997 Nike Peach Jam Invitational Tournament. Nike sources have confirmed that perennial All-Stars ScottiePippen and Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway will be the two NBA stars at Howard White's "Believe to Achieve" speaking function at 10 a.m. on Saturday at North Augusta's Riverview Park. Admission is free. White is a former University of Maryland basketball player and NIKE's Director of Athlete Relations.
LOS ANGELES - Rudy Tomjanovich is considering resigning as Los Angeles Lakers coach because of health reasons, a team spokesman said Tuesday.