AT&T Classic donates nearly $1.5 million

The AT&T Classic, the PGA Tour's annual stop at Duluth's TPC at Sugarloaf, announced the donation on Tuesday of $1,491,203 to Atlanta-area charities based on revenue from last year's golf tournament.

It is the second-largest donation in tournament history, trailing only the $1.7 million awarded after the 2006 event. In 24 years, the event has given more than $16.5 million to charity, including more than $13.8 million to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, its primary sponsor.

CHOA will receive $603,856 from the 2007 AT&T Classic, junior golf programs will get $35,000 and other charities will receive the remainder of the money.

Lawrenceville's Roderick finishes standout season

Casey Roderick, a 15-year-old Lawrenceville resident, recently completed a strong 2007 racing season with a number of honors.

The local driver was the 2007 Legends Pro national champion and points champion, in addition to winning the Lanier National Speedway's pro division championship. He also was last year's Atlanta Motor Speedway Thursday Thunder champion in pro, was third in the Lowes Summer Shootout in pro and was the Georgia State Legends pro division champion and points champion.

He also was selected for the Atlanta Motor Speedway's Hard Charger and Most Popular Driver awards.

North's Sheehy gets win No. 200

North Gwinnett wrestler Travis Sheehy picked up his 200th career win last Saturday at the Brookwood Duals.

The senior reached the milestone with a pin, making it his 130th career fall.

Sheehy's 200th win comes a week after he won the Oviedo Ironman Tournament in Fla. The 152-pound wrestler defeated nationally ranked Zack Mastro on his way to going 8-0 at the tournament.

A two-time state runner-up, Sheehy has a 201-16 career record.


Niners hire Martz

SAN FRANCISCO - The San Francisco 49ers hired Mike Martz as their offensive coordinator Tuesday, landing one of the NFL's top offensive minds.

The team hopes Martz will reinvent a unit that finished last in most statistical categories last season.


Bynum released to house arrest

JERUSALEM - Will Bynum, a former Georgia Tech basketball star now playing in Israel, was released to house arrest Tuesday after being accused of running over a man after leaving a nightclub brawl.

Maccabi Tel Aviv spokesman Nitzan Seraro said Bynum was at the night spot celebrating his 25th birthday. Bynum was accosted inside the club by people who later smashed his car windows, Seraro said. The injured man, a 22-year-old disk jockey at the club, remained hospitalized Tuesday.

Bynum, who briefly played for Golden State, will now be permitted to practice with his team and play in local games, the team said. But he is barred from leaving the country for 30 days without a special request for their overseas games.