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Former Trojan star Barnette named SAC player of the year

Wingate senior guard and former Northwestern standout Sean Barnette, who led the league in scoring and rebounding was named the 2007-08 South Atlantic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year.

Barnette wins the award for the second consecutive year, becoming just the second men's basketball player to win the award two times. He was also the 2006-07 South Atlantic Conference male Athlete of the Year. Barnette averaged 20.4 points per game and 9.6 rebounds per game during the regular season to help lead the Bulldogs to a share of the league championship.

• COLLEGE BASEBALL -- Clemson's game at Wake Forest on Friday was postponed due to inclement weather. The teams will play two nine-inning games beginning at 11 a.m. today.

• DOPING -- Marion Jones has begun her six-month sentence in federal prison for lying to investigators about using performance-enhancing drugs and her role in a check-fraud scam.

A Federal Bureau of Prison spokeswoman says the former track star turned herself in before noon at Federal Medical Center Carswell, located on the Naval Air Station, Joint Reserve Base.

• NFL -- Tom Coughlin was rewarded for the New York Giants' Super Bowl victory, agreeing to a four-year, $21 million contract that will make him one of the NFL's highest-paid coaches.

He will earn about $5.25 million annually, according to a person with knowledge of the deal who spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press because the contract hasn't been signed. The person said the team will announce the deal today. The two sides had the outline of the deal in place for weeks.

• LOCAL BASKETBALL -- Locally sponsored Veterans Cab picked up two wins in league ply at the Dowd YMCA to remain the only undefeated team in league play at 7-0. Veterans Cab defeated Out Of Shape 72-67 with Benard Lee leading a second half comeback win with four straight 3-pointers down the stretch. Veterans then beat three time defending league champions Kelloggs 66-52 with Bobby Isom leading all scorers with 26 points.

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