ATLANTA -- Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz says he still hopes to pitch again following shoulder surgery. Smoltz said Friday that doctors found significant damage in his right shoulder during the surgery earlier this week.
The 41-year-old Smoltz acknowledged that similar operations have limited the flexibility in other pitchers to the point that they couldn't pitch again. He said he hopes to know more about his chances when he is first able to throw again in four or five months.
Meanwhile, Braves general manager Frank Wren said today that pitcher Tom Glavine will be out until around the All-Star break with a small tear in his flexor tendon.
• COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Alabama coach Nick Saban is hopeful that Kenny Stabler's recent drunken driving arrest won't have a negative impact on Stabler's future with the university.
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Saban says he wants Stabler to remain with the Crimson Tide. The former Alabama and NFL quarterback has been the team's color analyst for football radio broadcasts for the past decade.
Stabler was arrested Sunday morning and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. It was his third such arrest since 1995.
• NBA: A judge has barred a Pennsylvania woman from contacting Michael Jordan, his family or his representatives.
Lisa Miceli says the basketball great fathered her 4-year-old son. The 35-year-old woman was thrown out of court after speaking out several times during a hearing on the request June 4.
Earlier this year, Jordan filed a lawsuit to enforce a 2005 agreement to stay away from him after two DNA tests proved he was not the boy's father.
• TRACK AND FIELD -- Travis Padgett was runner-up in the 100m dash final evening to highlight Clemson's efforts at the 2008 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
Fellow sprinter Jacoby Ford finished fifth, giving the Tiger program two All-Americans in the event. Clemson has now had at least one All-American in each of Bob Pollock's 20 seasons with the men's track & field program.
In a stunning development, former Northwestern High School standout, Mitch Greeley did not clear his opening height in the finals of the pole vault. It put a close on what was the most brilliant career in Clemson history by a vaulter.
He finished his four years with three All-America honors, three ACC championships, and an East Region championship. He cleared his only height of the preliminary round with ease on Wednesday.
• FOOTBALL: Former Virginia Tech quarterback Marcus Vick has been charged with driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license and eluding police.
Police observed Vick and a female involved in an altercation in the car early Friday. When the officer asked for a driver's license, police say Vick sped away but was stopped minutes later. The passenger, Delicia Cordon of Miami, Fla., was charged with being drunk in public.
• COLLEGE SPORTS: Larry Leckonby has no military background, but thinks he's got something in common with those that do, at his new job heading Citadel's sports.
"This will be my ninth move," Leckonby says.
Leckonby, the chief financial officer for Maryland's athletic department, was named The Citadel's AD on Friday. He'll take over for longtime coach and administrator Les Robinson, who headed Citadel sports since 2000 and is retiring at the end of the month.