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Georgia Tech baseball player found dead

ATLANTA -- A member of Georgia Tech's baseball team was found dead Friday, university officials said.

School officials said the player, pitcher Michael Hutts, was found dead in his off-campus apartment about 1:40 p.m. Friday by his roommate. Atlanta Police Department officials and Georgia Tech police said they had not yet determined the cause of death.

Investigator Mike Alsip with the Fulton County Medical Examiner's office said an autopsy would be performed on Saturday.

"The situation is already under investigation," said Atlanta police spokesman James Polite. "The medical examiner will let us know as soon as possible."

Georgia Tech athletic director Dan Radakovich said he didn't believe foul play was involved. He said Hutts, 21, was highly regarded.

• NFL -- Carolina receiver Dwayne Jarrett has pleaded not guilty to driving while impaired.

Jarrett did not attend a brief hearing where his attorney entered the plea. Mecklenburg County District Court spokesman Charles Keller said a trial date was set for June 23.

Jarrett was arrested on March 11 after police say he crossed the center line and ran a red light in the Charlotte suburb of Mint Hill. The police report said Jarrett's blood-alcohol level was .12, above North Carolina's legal limit of .08.

• MLB -- Former Cy Young Award winner Denny McLain is in jail following his arrest on a charge of missing a court appearance in a civil case.

Livingston County sheriff Bob Bezotte says Oakland County deputies went to McLain's house to evict the former Detroit star and change the locks in a foreclosure action.

The 64-year-old McLain won two Cy Young Awards and was the Major Leagues' last 30-game winner, winning 31 for the world champion Tigers in 1968.

• Going, going ... but not quite gone.

With less than 24 hours remaining in an auction sale of the last baseball Barry Bonds hit out of a park, the highest bid stood at $259,375 as of Friday.

So far, home run ball No. 762 is a bargain -- considering that Bond's record-breaking No. 756 fetched $752,467.

The bidding officially closes at 4 p.m. today. However, there's an extension period for those who've already submitted bids, which could last several hours.

• Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Al Reyes was shocked with a stun gun and arrested after police say he fell against a ceramic pot in a bar, got up and picked a fight with a man he thought pushed him.

The reliever apologized to teammates, fans and the entire Rays organization before Friday night's game against Baltimore, and manager Joe Maddon said the club was not planning any disciplinary action.

• NBA -- A woman must abide by a previous restraining order to avoid contact with former NBA star Michael Jordan and stop using litigation regarding the order to claim he fathered her child.

Crawford County Judge Gordon Miller issued the ruling in response to motions filed this month by Lisa Miceli, 35, of Meadville, Pa., who was acting as her own attorney.

• Milwaukee has hired Detroit vice president John Hammond as their new general manager.

"He is a proven NBA talent who has played an essential role in a winning NBA organization," Bucks owner Herb Kohl said in a release. "We look forward to John's contributions to our franchise."

The move had been expected, with opposing coach Doc Rivers of the Celtics letting it slip before the game. Told that the Bucks hadn't even made it official yet, Rivers said, "It's official. So, let's make it official."

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