Dacula's Cantrell commits to Wofford
Dacula senior Calvin Cantrell has accepted a football scholarship from Wofford, a Football Championship Series (Division I-AA) playoff team last season.
Cantrell, a 6-foot-4, 255-pounder, is a three-year letter winner, a two-year starter at tackle and a team captain. He was a first-team All-County selection and played in the Rivalries of Gwinnett All-Star Game. He also maintains a 3.8 GPA while taking Advanced Placement courses and plans to major in pre-med at Wofford.
Buford's Miller selects Wofford football
Buford senior J.J. Miller has accepted a football scholarship from Wofford, which made the Football Championship Series (Division I-AA) playoffs last season. He is the son of Mickey and Judy Miller.
Miller, a 6-2, 275-pounder, was a two-year starter at offensive tackle for the Wolves and helped them to the Class AA state title as a senior. He also was named first-team All-County and played in the Rivalries of Gwinnett All-Star Game.
Falcons' Frost signs with Young Harris baseball
Dacula senior Blair Frost will sign a letter of intent today to play baseball on scholarship at Young Harris College.
A two-year starter at shortstop, Frost hit .412 as a junior with eight home runs, 24 RBIs and 14 stolen bases.
GAC-Griffin boys basketball game called off
The Jan. 26 varsity boys basketball game between host Greater Atlanta Christian and Griffin has been canceled. However, the two schools' varsity girls teams still will play at 4 p.m. at GAC.
Heatley to miss NHL All-Star Game
Dany Heatley won't be playing in the NHL All-Star Game. In fact, he won't be playing at all for about six weeks.
The former Atlanta Thrasher suffered a separated right shoulder Saturday in Ottawa's 3-2 victory over Detroit. Heatley was hurt when he crashed into the boards in the second period.
Heatley was seventh in NHL scoring with 56 points (21 goals and 35 assists) and is second in plus/minus at plus-31.
The NHL All-Star Game in Atlanta on Jan. 27 was going to be an opportunity for Heatley to again skate with former Thrashers teammate Ilya Kovalchuk. Both wingers were named to the Eastern Conference team as reserves.
Kovalchuk leads the NHL with 37 goals going into tonight's game at Detroit. He is second with 62 points, one behind Tampa Bay's Vincent Lecavalier.
Meeks may miss Mississippi St. game
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky may be without guards Derrick Jasper and Jodie Meeks, a Norcross grad, on Tuesday when the Wildcats travel to Mississippi State.
Meeks sat out Saturday's 79-73 double overtime win against then No. 13 Vanderbilt with a strained hip flexor. Jasper sprained the medial collateral ligament in his left knee after colliding with teammate Perry Stevenson.
Coach Billy Gillispie said neither player practiced on Monday, but both would travel with the team and be game-time decisions.
Both players have been hobbled with injuries most of the season for the Wildcats. Meeks has missed eight games this season because of various injuries, while Jasper missed the first 10 games while recovering from microfracture surgery in his left knee.
Cameron, Brewers finalize $7M deal
MILWAUKEE - Mike Cameron and the Milwaukee Brewers finalized a $7 million, one-year contract Monday.
The sides had reached an agreement Friday that was subject to the 35-year-old outfielder passing a physical.
A three-time Gold Glove winner, Cameron hit .242 with 21 home runs and 78 RBIs last season for the San Diego Padres. He is suspended for the first 25 games of next season after testing positive a second time for a banned stimulant. He blamed the positive test on a tainted supplement.
McFadden says he'll enter NFL
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Darren McFadden isn't sticking around for another run at the Heisman Trophy.
The Arkansas All-American announced Monday he'll skip his senior season and enter the NFL draft.
'When I was growing up, I dreamed of playing for the Razorbacks,' McFadden said. 'Now, the time has come for me to pursue another dream of mine - playing in the NFL.'
McFadden was the Heisman runner-up in 2006 and 2007, so his decision to turn pro wasn't surprising. He ran for 1,830 yards last season, second on the Southeastern Conference's single-season list. He is also second on the career list with 4,590 yards rushing.
Felix Jones, the Razorbacks' other talented tailback, said he'll also enter the draft a year early.
McFadden rushed for over 1,000 yards all three seasons at Arkansas. Jones did it the last two. They were part of a backfield that also included senior fullback Peyton Hillis, another NFL prospect.
Now Arkansas will have to rebuild under new coach Bobby Petrino.
Laurinaitis returning to Buckeyes
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Two-time All-America linebacker James Laurinaitis said Monday he will stay at Ohio State for his senior year.
'After a long thought process and strategic evaluation of the pros and cons of this decision with my close family and friends, I've decided to stay at Ohio State,' Laurinaitis said in a statement issued by the school.
Michigan's Manningham enters draft
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Mario Manningham will skip his senior season at Michigan to enter the NFL draft.
'It was a hard decision, but after discussing it with my family it was the right one for me to make right now,' Manningham said Monday in an interview with The Associated Press while driving home to Ohio. 'I've heard I will be drafted in the first round because of the lack of depth at wide receiver.'