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Plagman picks Tech; Wesleyan's Johnsons also sign in baseball

• Three Wesleyan baseball players have accepted college scholarships, including outfielder Tony Plagman, who made a commitment to continue his career at Georgia Tech. Teammate Adam Johnson is headed to Eckerd College (Fla.) and the Wolves' Ty Johnson has selected Lynchburg College (Va.).

Plagman, the son of Bruce and Louise Plagman, has a .445 career batting average with 16 home runs, 87 RBIs, 73 runs and 24 doubles. A first-team All-County pick as a junior, he was the only Class AA player on Junior Team Georgia in 2005.

The Johnson brothers, the sons of Sue and B.J. Johnson, will go their separate ways in college. Adam is a pitcher who was 3-1 with 1.81 ERA last season and Ty is a three-year starter in the outfield who has a .309 career batting average.

Dooley to sign books at Chateau Elan

• Longtime University of Georgia head football coach and athletic director Vince Dooley will autograph copies of his two new books, "My Forty Years at Georgia" and "Vince Dooley: Tales from the 1980 Georgia Bulldogs," on Saturday at the pavilion at Chateau Elan. The event is part of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce's annual Chili Cook-Off from noon to 2 p.m. Because of time constraints, Dooley will sign only the books, not other Bulldog memorabilia. The books will be sold at the event.

Daily Post's Clark to be on CSS's 'SportsNite'

• Gwinnett Daily Post staff writer Corey Clark will appear on Comcast Sports Southeast's "SportsNite" today to answer questions about his new book Signing Day.

The book, which is available at Borders or www.signingdaybook.com, follows four high school football players - including former Buford star Darius Walker - through the entire recruiting process.

The show airs from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Comcast channel 45 and Charter cable channel 32 and airs again at 11 p.m.

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Kentucky Derby takes a sponsor

• LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Each spring, the Kentucky Derby conjures images of powerful thoroughbreds, mint juleps and - fast food?

Yum Brands Inc. - the parent company of KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut - became the first named sponsor of the Derby at Churchill Downs on Wednesday, striking a five year-deal with the Triple Crown race. The deal begins with this year's race on May 6.

The race will be referred to as the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum Brands.

Hines resigns as Tigers assistant

• CLEMSON, S.C. - Jack Hines, Tommy Bowden's brother-in-law and a Clemson assistant since 1999, has resigned from the Tigers.

Hines coached defensive backs, linebackers and tight ends since coming to Clemson with Bowden. Hines said Wednesday he's leaving to look for other opportunities.

- From staff, wire reports