Duluth's Kester wins Iron Girl triathlon

Kristine Kester of Duluth won the Aflac Iron Girl Atlanta Triathlon at Lake Lanier Islands on Sunday. The 44-year-old completed the 1/3 mile swim, 18-mile bike and 3-mile run in 1 hour, 23 minutes, 28 seconds.

Katherine Tindol, a 40-year-old from Suwanee, placed fourth in 1:25:38.

Steinmann's hat trick keeps Silverbacks unbeaten

Providence Christian grad Sarah Steinmann scored three goals on Friday night as her Atlanta Silverbacks women's soccer team defeated the Bradenton Athletics 4-0.

Steinmann leads the 10-0 Silverbacks and the W-League with 17 goals, including two hat tricks. She has a nine-goal edge over the league's No. 2 scorer for the Golden Boot Award.


Uga VI interred at stadium

ATHENS - Uga VI, mascot for Georgia football teams that won six bowl games among 87 victories over a nine-year span, was interred at the university's football stadium on Monday in a mausoleum with the remains of five predecessors.

Uga VI died from heart failure Friday in his hometown of Savannah.


Washington's Jamison signs $50M contract

WASHINGTON - Two-time All-Star forward Antawn Jamison re-signed with the Washington Wizards on Monday, agreeing to a four-year, $50 million deal.

'I just signed. We got it out of the way,' Jamison told The Associated Press.

The contract clears the way for the team to focus on its other major free agent: three-time All-Star Gilbert Arenas. Arenas has said he would not return unless the team also re-signed Jamison.

Landis loses final appeal of doping ban

Floyd Landis used the arbitration process as public theater to try to prove a point and regain his reputation.

In the latest attempt that almost certainly will be his last, the anti-doping establishment slapped down the one-time 2006 Tour de France winner once more, ruling Landis didn't play fair, on the bike or in the hearing room.

A three-person panel at the Court of Arbitration for Sport agreed with a previous panel's decision, ruling Monday that Landis' positive doping test at the Tour two years ago was, indeed, valid.

He will not regain the title he won with a stunning comeback in Stage 17, a rally many thought was too good to be true and that turned out to be fueled by synthetic testosterone.

Thus ended Landis' long, bizarre, very public, multimillion-dollar journey through an arbitration process he claimed is rigged against athletes.

- From staff, wire reports