LOCAL

Thornton takes second place at Winter Flurry

HAMPTON - Oxford's Randy Thornton finished second in the Masters Division race at Atlanta Motor Speedway's Winter Flurry Series on Friday.

Jeff Haynie won the race after leading every lap, and Thornton worked his way into second place.

The six-event Winter Flurry Series continues Dec. 14. Other race dates include Jan. 6, Jan. 19, Feb. 23 and the final event during the NASCAR race weekend Mar. 7 through 9.

STATE

Glavine talks with Braves about return

ATLANTA - The Braves held their first formal talks Wednesday in pursuit of 300-game winner Tom Glavine, hoping to lure him back to Atlanta to finish his career.

Glavine's agent, Gregg Clifton, met with Braves general manager Frank Wren at Phoenix Municipal Stadium, where Wren was scouting an Arizona Fall League game.

The 41-year-old Glavine was at his home in Atlanta and did not attend. The Braves already spoke with Clifton last week to express an interest in having the left-hander rejoin his original team.

The two sides have not started talking money yet, but that will come. Glavine turned down a $13 million option to return to the New York Mets for a sixth year.

UGA suspends Humphrey after weapon arrest

ATHENS - Junior guard Billy Humphrey has been indefinitely suspended from the Georgia basketball team following his arrest for possession of a weapon on school property.

Humphrey's lawyer, Kim Stephens, said he would file a motion as early as today to have the charge dismissed. Stephens said the charge stemmed from 'what amounts to a little butterfly knife in a winter coat in a closet.'

'Possession of that knife is not illegal in Georgia,' the attorney said.

NATIONAL

NFL reinstates Williams; Miami undecided on status with team

DAVIE, Fla. - Ricky Williams' suspension ended after more than 18 months when he was reinstated Wednesday by the NFL, and the winless Miami Dolphins might welcome him back.

The 2002 league rushing champion was scheduled to fly to South Florida for a physical today and meet with coach Cam Cameron, said Williams' agent, Leigh Steinberg.

The first-year Miami coach, whose team is 0-9, said he talked with Williams by phone for 'five or six minutes' Wednesday, but hadn't made a decision about activating him.