COLUMBIA -- Former South Carolina star Brian Winters, once traded for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar during his NBA career, was among eight people elected to the school's Athletics Hall of Fame.
The South Carolina Letterman's Association announced the honors Tuesday.
Winters played for the Gamecocks from 1972-74, finishing with 1,079 points and helping the team to three straight NCAA tournament appearances.
Others named to the hall included soccer player Josh Wolff, football players Henry Martin, Clarence Williams and Collin Mackie, golfer Carl Paulson, track and field athlete Brad Snyder and longtime athletic administrative aide Emily White.
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The inductees will be honored at a dinner on Sept. 18.
• A new name will welcome visitors to South Carolina's basketball facility next fall under a plan approved by the university's board of trustees.
The board's executive committee agreed to change Colonial Center to the Colonial Life Arena at the request of the company, which is contracted to pay the university $5.5 million over 12 years for naming rights, university spokesman Russ McKinney said.
The company will pay for necessary changes to signs, including the large lighted lettering outside the building and on court logos. A cost estimate wasn't disclosed.
The arena opened in 2002 as the Carolina Center, and its name was changed to Colonial Center a year later. The building plays host to all South Carolina men's and women's home basketball games. It also holds nonsporting events, such as the circus and concerts.
The arena attracts between 500,000 and 600,000 people for all its events each year, according to the university.
• BASKETBALL -- As Team USA's practice ended, LeBron James reclined on a table with trainers tending to his sprained right ankle.
A horde of television cameramen surrounded James and the trainers before team officials shooed them away.
The Americans described the injury as minor. It occurred Tuesday when James landed on Kevin Durant's foot during a closed scrimmage between Team USA and a select squad of young NBA players at Valley High School.
Coach Mike Krzyzewski said he would know more on Wednesday, after James has had a chance to rest.
• TOUR DE FRANCE -- Frank Schleck of Luxembourg kept the yellow jersey in the Tour de France, with riders pushing themselves through the Alps as the race left Italy and returned to France.
French rider Cyril Dessel won the 16th stage for his first stage victory in this race. He led a breakaway group of four to a downhill finish, completing the 98-mile trip from Cuneo, Italy, in 4 hours, 31 minutes, 27 seconds.
Schleck refrained from attacking during the mountain climbs, choosing to stay with his closest rivals. He finished 1 minute, 28 seconds behind Desseland gained ground on two rivals -- Russia's Denis Menchov and Christian Vande Velde, an American contending in a major three-week race for the first time.
A more decisive performance could come Wednesday, when the Tour's toughest stage ends with the storied serpentine climb to L'Alpe d'Huez.
His main title rivals finished in the same time as Schleck. Bernhard Kohl of Austria remains second overall, seven seconds behind, and pre-race favorite Cadel Evans of Australia is third, eight seconds back. Carlos Sastre, a CSC teammate of Schleck, is fourth, 49 seconds behind.