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Machovec sets new Dacula discus record

Dacula's Israel Machovec set a school record in the discus on Wednesday with a toss of 168 feet, 9 inches in a meet vs. Berkmar.

Machovec's throw also was the best in the state this year and his shot put of 54-4 was the third-best in Georgia in 2005.

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UGA's Edwards to play in CFL

ATHENS - Former University of Georgia star Robert Edwards signed to play with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League and plans to join the team later this week.

Edwards was the No. 18 overall draft pick by the NFL's New England Patriots in 1998 and rushed for more than 1,000 yards in his rookie season but never regained that form after suffering a devastating knee dislocation in 1999. He missed two complete NFL seasons before returning to play a season and a half with the Miami Dolphins. He was released by the Dolphins in 2003 after carrying the ball just 20 times the year before.

Golston, White suspended

ATHENS - After a team meeting that lasted more than an hour on Wednesday evening, Georgia football coach Mark Richt announced that starting linebacker Derrick White will miss the first two games and starting defensive tackle Kedric Golston will miss the first game of the 2005 season due to their recent arrests.

Golston and White both were arrested after an April 10 bar fight. Although Golston's charges (simple battery on a police officer, obstruction and disorderly conduct) were much more severe than White's (disorderly conduct), a police report indicated that White was more involved in the incident. White's punishment was more severe because it was also related to other internal team issues, Richt indicated in a statement released by the school.

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No discipline for Yanks' Sheffield

NEW YORK - Yankees outfielder Gary Sheffield won't be punished for his role in a scuffle with fans at Fenway Park last week.

Bob Watson, baseball's vice president in charge of discipline, made the decision Wednesday, a day after meeting with Sheffield and the right fielder's agent at Yankee Stadium.

''It just proves that I was right,'' Sheffield said before Wednesday night's game at Toronto.

Singh inducted into Hall with low vote, clause

Vijay Singh's arduous journey from Fiji reached another unimaginable destination Wednesday when he was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame with the lowest percentage of votes and help from a clause in criteria.

Singh was the only player elected from the PGA Tour ballot, receiving 56 percent of the vote.

''Coming from where I am, trying to make a living and never thinking about player of the year or the Hall of Fame, this was never in my wildest dreams,'' Singh said from the Houston Open, where he is the defending champion. ''This is what hard work does. It pays off.''

- From staff, wire reports