Quick hits — Brother of Atlanta player killed

May 18, 2014 

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Atlanta Falcons' Roddy White pulls in a touchdown pass in front of Green Bay Packers' Will Blackmon during the first half of an NFL football game at Lambeau Field on Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008, in Green Bay, Wis. The Falcons won 27-24. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)



Brother of Atlanta player killed

At Charleston, authorities say the brother of Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White has been shot and killed outside a nightclub. The Charleston County Coroner’s Office said 21-year-old Tyrone Moore Jr. died in the shooting early Saturday morning outside the Lake House Club south of Charleston. ... The Saints have signed first-round pick Brandin Cooks, a wide receiver from Oregon State who was the 20th selection in the draft. Also in the Saints camp, they signed former Tulane player Devon Walker, who is paralyzed from the neck down, to an honorary free-agent contract. Coach Sean Payton said Walker, who was injured making a tackle in 2012, was an inspiration to the Saints. Walker graduated Saturday with a degree in cell and molecular biology.


France loses keeper

Goalkeeper Steve Mandanda has pulled out of the World Cup for France because of a neck injury. Mandanda, who has 16 caps, will be replaced by Saint-Etinne keeper Stephane Ruffier, who has one cap.


Ruth’s watch sold

At Los Angeles, a gold pocket watch owned by Babe Ruth has sold for $650,108 at an auction. SCP Auctions said the watch was from the 25th anniversary celebration in 1948 of the opening of Yankee Stadium. Ruth died later that year. SCP says other top sales include a 1965 Sandy Koufax-autographed L.A. Dodgers home jersey worn in a game that fetched $268,664. Satchel Paige’s 1971 National Baseball Hall of Fame induction ring set a world record for a baseball-related ring, selling for $259,642.


Zuidema captures third

At Lexington, Ky., USC’s Kaleb Zuidema captured javelin bronze with a lifetime best throw (223-2) on the final day of the SEC Outdoor Championship. Overall, USC earned points from seven individuals and all four relays on Sunday. Both the men and women finished in 12th in their respective team competitions, with the men scoring 23 points and the women tallying 25.5. Texas A&M took the men’s title with Arkansas claiming the women’s crown.


Limestone in championship game

No. 2 Limestone (18-1) beat No. 3 Tampa, 14-10, to advace to its eighth NCAA Division II championship game. The Saints set a team record for victories. Limestone plays No. 7 LIU Post (Brookville, N.Y.) in the final on Sunday in Baltimore.


All-Big South baseball: (first team) Bobby Ison Jr. OF, Charleston Southern; TJ Olesczuk, OF, Winthrop; Alex Tomasovich, INF, Charleston Southern; Connor Owings, UTL, Coastal Carolina; Andrew Widell Jr., DH, Charleston Southern.

Chandler Knox, Presbyterian baseball, Big South pitcher of the week

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