Source: Georgia AD out
in wake of DUI charge

A person familiar with the decision said Damon Evans is out as Georgia’s athletic director.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because no official announcement has been made. The person said Sunday it was unclear whether Evans resigned or was fired.

A conference call of the athletic association’s board of directors executive committee is scheduled for today. It will include Georgia president Michael Adams. A statement by the school is expected after the meeting.

Evans was arrested and charged with DUI late Wednesday. On Thursday, Evans said he “failed miserably” as a leader and representative of Georgia.

More embarrassment for Georgia came when the incident report of the arrest was released Friday, including details of 28-year-old Courtney Fuhrmann, who was with Evans in his car and was charged with disorderly conduct.

According to the incident report, Evans attempted to influence the arresting Georgia State Patrol officer, identified in the report as M. Cabe, by telling the officer he was Georgia’s athletic director.

According to the report, Evans said: “I am not trying to bribe you, but is there anything you can do without arresting me?”

Cabe said that Evans asked to be taken to a motel instead of jail or to be let off with a warning.

Evans, a 40-year-old married father of two children, was found with a “red pair of lady’s panties between his legs,” according to the report.


Arencibia’s 21st homer not enough to lift 51s

The 51s fell behind early and never completely recovered in losing 5-4 to Portland in Pacific Coast League action on Sunday evening at PGE Park.

Portland’s Mike Baxter was 2-for-4 with three RBIs as the Beavers snapped a four-game skid.

J.P. Arencibia hit his 21st home run and Brian Dopirak had three doubles to lead the 51s, who out-hit the Beavers 12-6.

Baxter gave the Beavers an early lead with a two-run triple in the first, and Portland tacked on another run in the third.

The 51s (38-46) tied the game in the fifth, but Baxter’s single in the Beavers’ half of the inning led to two more runs (one unearned) and a 5-3 Portland (32-51) lead.

Ernesto Frieri recorded three strikeouts in the bottom of the ninth and notched his 16th save for the Beavers.


Donovan, Buddle lead Galaxy past Sounders

Edson Buddle and Juninho scored to lead the Los Angeles Galaxy to a 3-1 victory over Seattle Sounders FC on Sunday night in Carson, Calif.

Buddle and Landon Donovan played their first game for the Galaxy since returning from the World Cup in South Africa.

Buddle scored his MLS-leading 10th goal in the 19th minute on a glancing 7-yard header off Donovan’s corner kick.

Donovan recorded his league-best 10th assist.

Also: Wimbledon finalist Tomas Berdych has ruled himself out of the Czech Republic’s Davis Cup quarterfinal against Chile because of an abdominal muscle injury.

“If I have a problem, it’s this muscle,” Berdych told Czech public radio on Sunday after losing the Wimbledon final to Rafael Nadal 6-3, 7-5, 6-4.

“The windy conditions (in the match) contributed to it,” Berdych said. “There are so many matches but I have just one body. Nobody’s a machine to cope with everything.”

Franny Freud extended her winning streak to four with a 1¾-length win over Champagne d’Oro in the $250,000 Prioress for 3-year-old fillies at Belmont Park in New York.

Ryan Hunter-Reay has secured sponsorship for his No. 37 Andretti Autosports car for the rest of the IndyCar season. 

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