Parkview boys soccer team ranked second nationally

The 11-0 Parkview boys soccer team is ranked No. 2 in the first National Soccer Coaches Association of America/Adidas National Rankings, which were released this week. The Walton boys squad, ranked 12th, is the only other Georgia program in the boys poll.

The McIntosh girls are No. 2 and the Starr's Mill girls are No. 7 in the national rankings.

Shiloh-Parkview soccer moved to April 16

The soccer doubleheader slated for Thursday night between Parkview and Shiloh was postponed by rain and rescheduled for Saturday, April 16. The games at Shiloh will begin with a 5:30 girls matchup followed by the boys game.


Congressional committee asks for info from Tagliabue

WASHINGTON - The same Congressional committee that conducted hearings into steroids in baseball has asked NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue for information about how football regulates the performance-enhancing substances.

The Government Reform Committee also said Thursday it will ask for similar data from the NBA, NHL, NCAA, U.S. Track and Field and Major League Soccer.

''As the committee has stated publicly numerous times, its focus on the performance-enhancing drug use in sports is not limited to professional baseball,'' the committee said in a letter signed by committee chairman Rep. Tom Davis and ranking Democrat Rep. Henry Waxman.

Brown returns to coach Pistons

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - Detroit coach Larry Brown never wanted to miss a game, let alone the rest of the season. Now that the coach's troubled hip is improving, the Pistons have their leader back.

Brown returned to coach practice Thursday, and will be on the bench tonight against the Los Angeles Clippers after a 10-game absence.

Webber out seven to 10 days

PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia 76ers forward Chris Webber will miss seven to 10 days after spraining his left shoulder against the Phoenix Suns, the team said Thursday.

Webber was injured Wednesday night in the first half of Phoenix's 116-87 win over the 76ers. Webber said the Sixers team doctor told him at halftime not to return to the game, but he ignored the advice and played anyway. He had 12 points and six rebounds before leaving the game 2:31 into the third quarter.

- From staff, wire reports