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South names Burrell, Dysart new soccer coaches

South Gwinnett named Sara Dysart as its new head girls soccer coach and announced Michael Burrell as its new head boys soccer coach. Both Dysart and Burrell were assistant coaches for the Comets this past season. They replace retiring girls coach Joe O'Neal and retiring boys coach Kirk Alexander.

Suwanee's Yang third on Georgia PGA Junior Tour

Suwanee's Louisa Yang was third and Norcross' Susan Martin was fourth in The Georgian Junior Classic, a Georgia PGA Junior Tour event at The Frog Golf Club. Yang shot 81 and 83 and Martin shot 88 and 89. The top local boys finishers were Flowery Branch's Michael Salmon (third, 74-79), Duluth's Ben Greene (76-80, tie for ninth) and Lawrenceville's Jack Walsh (77-79, tie for ninth).

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Twins pitcher violated drug policy

MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota Twins pitcher Juan Rincon, who emerged last season as one of baseball's top setup men, became the highest-profile violator of Major League Baseball's new policy on performance-enhancing drugs.

Rincon was suspended Monday for 10 days after testing positive for an undisclosed substance, the fifth player to be suspended this season.

Michael Weiner, general counsel of the Major League Baseball Players Association, said a grievance would be filed today.

Wallace NBA's best defensive player

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - Most of the Detroit Pistons showed up for work Monday driving luxury sport utility vehicles and exotic sedans.

Suitably, Ben Wallace rolled in with his pickup truck.

''It fits me,'' he said.

The NBA's Defensive Player of the Year award did too, for the third time in four years.

Wallace, who was presented with the trophy at an afternoon news conference, joins Dikembe Mutombo as the only players to win the award three or more times.

Hockey talks to resume in Toronto

NEW YORK - The NHL and the players' association will hold the next round of labor talks Thursday and Friday, several sources close to the negotiations told The Associated Press on Monday.

The first bargaining sessions since April 19 will take place in Toronto, the sources said on condition of anonymity. The league and the union have met five times since commissioner Gary Bettman canceled the entire 2004-05 season on Feb. 16.

They have also agreed to meet twice next week and twice the following week in an attempt to reach a deal and end the lockout that began last September.

- From staff, wire reports