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Sports Minute: Here is the latest Georgia sports news from The Associated Press

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  • CVCC ranked No. 1 in new NJCAA baseball poll

    CVCC ranked No. 1 in new NJCAA baseball poll

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:22 AM EDT2014-04-16 04:22:46 GMT
    The Chattahoochee Valley Pirates are ranked No. 1 in the nation in the new NJCAA Division I Baseball Rankings released on Tuesday. The Pirates have won 15 of their last 16 games, including a 14-2 victoryMore >>
    The Chattahoochee Valley Pirates are ranked No. 1 in the nation in the new NJCAA Division I Baseball Rankings released on Tuesday. The Pirates have won 15 of their last 16 games, including a 14-2 victoryMore >>
  • Alexander, Daniels earn PIFL Player of the Week honors

    Alexander, Daniels earn PIFL Player of the Week honors

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:07 AM EDT2014-04-16 04:07:02 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ga. - The Columbus Lions swept the Professional Indoor Football League weekly player of the week honors for Week 3 of the season. Wide receiver Earl Alexander was named the Offensive Player ofMore >>
    COLUMBUS, Ga. - The Columbus Lions swept the Professional Indoor Football League weekly player of the week honors for Week 3 of the season. Wide receiver Earl Alexander was named the Offensive Player ofMore >>
  • Olympic great Michael Phelps ending retirement

    Olympic great Michael Phelps ending retirement

    Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward possibly swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics.More >>
    By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, lured back into the pool by the fun of it and the possibility of swimming at a fifth Olympics in Rio in 2016.More >>

DULUTH, Ga. (AP) - Miguel Angel Jimenez made a dramatic Champions Tour debut, setting a tournament record with a first-round 65 yesterday in the soggy Greater Gwinnett Championship. Jimenez, coming off a fourth-place finish in the Masters, overcame constant rain and chilly temperatures at TPC Sugarloaf. Defending champion Bernhard Langer, Steve Pate and Kenny Perry each shot a 68.

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Tech coach Brian Gregory has added Coastal Carolina assistant and former NBA player Mamadou N'Diaye to his coaching staff. N'Diaye spent the past three seasons at Coastal Carolina. N'Diaye is from Senegal and Gregory says he'll expand the school's national and international recruiting.

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia State basketball coach Ron Hunter has been given a pay raise as part of his two-year contract extension through the 2020 season. Georgia State finished 25-9 this season. Hunter's new deal gives him a $25,000 raise next season, to $425,000 with additional raises to $440,000 and $460,000 the following two years.

ATLANTA (AP) - TNT analyst Craig Sager will miss the NBA playoffs as he undergoes treatment for leukemia. A sideline reporter famous for his brightly colored suits, Sager describes the postseason as "my favorite time of year - city to city, round by round, 40 games in 40 nights."

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