Ex-MLB player Chrisley dies at age 82 at SC home
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) - Neil Chrisley, a South Carolinian who played major league baseball player in the late 1950s, has died. He was 82.
Bobby Sellers of Goldfinch Funeral Home says Chrisley died on Saturday at his home in Conway.
Chrisley was born in Calhoun Falls. He played with the Washington Senators, Detroit Tigers and Milwaukee Braves between 1957 and 1961.
Appearing mostly as a pinch-hitter, Chrisley's most productive season was with the Tigers in 1960, when he hit .255 with 5 home runs and 24 runs batted in. He finished his major league career with a .210 average, 16 home runs and 64 RBIs.
Memorial services for Chrisley are scheduled for Thursday at the chapel at Goldfinch Funeral Home in Conway.
Michael Jordan: Bobcats changing name to Hornets
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Bobcats owner Michael Jordan says he's changing his team's name to the Charlotte Hornets.
Jordan said at a Tuesday press conference he has informed the league of his decision and is optimistic the NBA board of governors will approve the name change when they convene in July.
Charlotte will remain the Bobcats next season, but if all goes as planned Jordan anticipates his team will become the Hornets for the start of the 2014-15 season.
Jordan says the team listened to the fans and "the fans wanted the name back."
NBA deputy commissioner and COO Adam Silver previously said it would take about 18 months for the Bobcats to change their name.
The Hornets resided in Charlotte from 1988-2002 before then-owner George Shinn relocated the team to New Orleans.
Bobcats will pick No. 4 overall in NBA draft
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - For the second straight year the Charlotte Bobcats have failed to land the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft lottery.
Charlotte will choose fourth overall, behind Cleveland, Orlando and Washington.
This year's "loss" wasn't nearly as gut-wrenching as a year ago when the Bobcats, coming off the worst season in NBA history at 7-59, failed to land the rights to the top pick and franchise center Anthony Davis from Kentucky. Unlike 2012, there isn't a consensus No. 1 pick like Davis in the draft, so losing out on the top pick should be a little easier for Bobcats' management to swallow.
But it was still a disappointing outcome for the Bobcats considering they had the second-best odds of landing the top pick.
Charlotte has never selected No. 1 overall.
Southern Cal, San Jose State share 1st-round lead
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Southern California and San Jose State shared the lead at 4-under 284 after the first round of the NCAA Women's Golf Championships on Tuesday.
USC, which won titles in 2003 and '08 and was runner-up to Alabama last year, came in as the top-ranked team in the country, while San Jose State - seeking its first team title in 21 years - was 48th.
Duke, which won back-to-back-to-back titles from 2005-2007, was in third after a 2-under 286 on the University of Georgia Golf Course, two strokes ahead of the Crimson Tide.
Spartans freshman Regan De Guzman leads the field at 5-under 67, with the Blue Devils' Celine Boutier and Alabama's Stephanie Meadow two shots back. Mississippi State's Allie McDonald and Southern Cal's Annie Park were tied for fourth at 2-under, with 14 players tied for sixth place another shot behind.
ACC'S TITLE DROUGHT
ACC looks to end 5-decade CWS title drought
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - This might be the Atlantic Coast Conference's best chance to finally end its long title drought at the College World Series.
The league hasn't produced a national champion since Wake Forest in 1955.
This season four ACC teams came to Durham for the league tournament that begins Wednesday with legitimate shots at 1 of the top-eight national seeds in next week's NCAA tournament.
All eight teams here are in the top 22 of the latest NCAA-released RPI. No other conference has more than five.
North Carolina State coach Elliott Avent calls the ACC tournament "Omaha East." And veteran Florida State coach Mike Martin said Tuesday that all eight teams have the talent to make it to the College World Series.
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