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Carolina Sox place six on All-Star roster

The Carolina Sox placed eight members on the Southern Collegiate Baseball League All-Star roster and will compete for the South team at 7 p.m. Saturday at Knights Stadium.

Pitchers Ryan Maxa and Kenneth Roberts will join catcher John Murrian, infielders Doug McNulty and Taylor Dennis and designated hitter Kyle Obal on the South team while coach Kevin Durham will serve as an assistant coach. Sox assistant Jason Terry was also elected to the roster as the South general manager.

Murrian will also compete in the Dinger Bat Home Run Derby as one of the South's eight representatives. The three-round event (eight outs per round) will provide a chance for collegiate sluggers to see if they can clear a minor-league fence with a wooden bat.

The Sox are in third place in the SCBL, two games out of first, with six games to go.

• The Carolina Reds 15-under Show Case Team finished their Spring/Summer schedule by going 2-2 in the Wooden Bat Classic at Wingate University this past weekend.

The Reds dropped their first two games Friday night to the On Deck O's 2-0 and 4-3. Saturday, the Reds rebounded behind the strong pitching of Jesse Brewer and Evan Jackson who both threw complete games to record wins over the On Deck Cubs 3-1 and the North Carolina Batting Academy 3-2.

Offensively, the Reds were lead by Heath Myers, Stephen Trotter, and Ethan Hines .

The Reds finished the season 20-6.

• BOXING -- Thomas Brown, representing York Boxing Academy, ran his record to 10-2 Saturday night in Columbia.

Brown scored a fourth-round knockout over previously unbeaten Robert Dunton of Columbia and retained his CBO Light Heavyweight title. The fight was held at the Jamil Shrine Temple.

• HOLE IN ONE -- Jeramie Martin aced the 311-yard, par 4 13th hole over the weekend at Fort Mill Golf Club. It was the first of his career and was witnessed by Burns McBride and Tony Prozzi.

• PRO FOOTBALL -- Miami Dolphins receiver Chris Chambers had his drunken driving case delayed until next month.

Chambers did not attend Monday's hearing in Mecklenburg County court, which came two days after his arrest for driving while impaired. He also was cited for reckless driving and speeding. The case was continued until Aug. 15, court spokesman Charles Keller said.

Chambers, Miami's top receiver, was arrested around 2:30 a.m. Saturday after being pulled over several miles south of downtown Charlotte. He was later released on $1,750 bond.

• COLLEGE FOOTBALL -- Some thought Weis, the former offensive coordinator for the New England Patriots, and the doctors, both surgeons, would agree to a settlement to avoid a second trial.

But with just three weeks left until Notre Dame begins its preseason practice, Weis was sitting at the front of the courtroom, in the same row as the two surgeons he has accused of negligence.

Charles Ferguson, director of Mass. General's surgical residency program, and Richard Hodin, a surgeon and professor at Harvard Medical School, insist they gave Weis excellent care following his surgery in June 2002.

• PRO BASEBALL -- The Chicago Cubs acquired veteran catcher Jason Kendall in a trade with the Oakland Athletics for catcher Rob Bowen and minor league pitcher Jerry Blevins.

Kendall, a .298 career hitter in 12 major league seasons with Pittsburgh and Oakland, was batting only .226 for the A's this season with two homers and 22 RBIs. He was a three-time All-Star with the Pirates and is known for his ability to get on base. He has more walks than strikeouts during his career.

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