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Parkview's Fields commits to UTC wrestling

Parkview senior Carson Fields has committed to the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga wrestling program.

Fields will sign a scholarship on Nov. 14 in the Parkview cafeteria at 4:45 p.m.

As a freshman, Fields placed sixth at the state tournament and second as a sophomore. He missed last year's state meet with a shoulder injury. In the summer of 2006, Fields won the Greco Roman national title, becoming just the fourth Georgian ever to do so. Fields has a 118-7 high school record.

'Prep Rally' honors South's Hamilton, North's Tamburo

"Gwinnett Prep Rally," a Gwinnett County high school sports TV program, airs football highlights from Brookwood-Central Gwinnett, Parkview-Meadowcreek, South Gwinnett-Berkmar and Grayson-Shiloh on this week's show. Featured athletes include South's Brandon Hamilton and North's Michael Tamburo.

"Gwinnett Prep Rally," hosted by Daily Post editor Todd Cline and sports editor Will Hammock, airs each Wednesday and Thursday at 9:30 p.m. on Comcast Channel 25 and each Wednesday and Thursday at 9:30 p.m. on Charter Cable 19. It also airs on GCPS each Thursday at 10:30 p.m. and Friday at 6 p.m.

Comets' Small is "Coaches Corner" guest

South Gwinnett head football coach John Small is this week's guest on "Coaches Corner," a locally produced high school sports TV show.

The show also honors South football as its team of the week, Norcross' D.J. Adams as its player of the week and the Dacula NL East 10-year-old football team as its team to watch.

"Coaches Corner" airs Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. on Comcast Channel 25 and Thursdays at 7 and 8 p.m. on Charter Channel 19.

Play-by-Play Advertising also will air a tape-delay broadcast of Brookwood at Parkview as its North Atlanta game of the week. The game will be shown Monday, Nov. 12 at 8 p.m. on Comcast 25 and Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. on Charter 19.

Wesleyan volleyball on "Prep Sports Plus"

Highlights from the Wesleyan volleyball team's victory in the Class AA/A finals will be shown on this week's edition of "Prep Sports Plus," Georgia Public Broadcasting's weekly high school sports TV show.

The show airs Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday at 12:30 p.m.

Mill Creek hockey remains undefeated

The Mill Creek Ice Hawks hockey team got a pair of goals from Greg LaChance and stayed unbeaten this season with a 7-3 win over Northview on Sunday.

Mill Creek led 2-0 after the first period on goals by LaChance and defenseman Chase Little and Northview never got closer than that.

LaChance and Jordan Caton lit the lamp to give Mill Creek a 4-1 lead after two periods. Northview narrowed the gap to 4-2 in the third period, but goals by Caleb Rainey, David Kelley and Michael Linkowski put away the Titans. Mill Creek outshot Northview 36-11 and improved to 3-0-0 with the win.

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Indians pick up club option on Byrd, who admitted HGH use

CLEVELAND - Pitcher Paul Byrd, whose admitted use of human growth hormone served as a backdrop to the end of Cleveland's season, had his $7.5 million club option for 2008 picked up by the Indians on Tuesday.

Before Game 7 the American League championship series in Boston, Byrd acknowledged taking HGH after the San Francisco Chronicle reported he spent nearly $25,000 on the banned drug and syringes from 2002-05.

The 36-year-old Byrd claims he took HGH for a medical condition and did so only under a doctor's supervision.

Byrd has not yet met with Major League Baseball to discuss his use of the performance-enhancing drug. He could face a possible suspension.

Indians general manager Mark Shapiro said the club weighed all factors before exercising the option without hesitation.

Curt Schilling, Red Sox finalize 1-year deal

ORLANDO, Fla. - Curt Schilling and the Boston Red Sox finalized an $8 million, one-year contract Tuesday that keeps the star right-hander with the World Series champions.

The deal provides for him to make an additional $5 million in bonuses and match his 2007 salary. It contains $3 million in performance bonuses based on innings pitched and $2 million based on weight clauses.

'We need some protection in case he wasn't able to stay healthy,' Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein said. 'If he can stay healthy, he's very affordable, protects our rotation. If he does recondition his body and stays healthy all year and has a great season, he'll be rewarded for it.'

In 2004, Schilling went 21-6 and helped lead the Red Sox to their first World Series title since 1918.

Schilling's velocity diminished this year and he was 9-8 during the regular season. He then went 3-0 in four starts during the playoffs to improve his postseason record to 11-2.

Candace Parker leads AP's women's preseason All-America team

Candace Parker helped Tennessee win a national title and the United States qualify for the Olympics. Now there's one more honor to add to this run the last few months: a unanimous choice for the preseason All-America team by The Associated Press.

The Tennessee junior was joined on the squad Tuesday by Oklahoma's Courtney Paris, Stanford's Candice Wiggins, LSU's Sylvia Fowles and Maryland's Crystal Langhorne.