In Brief

Tech lands dual threat

Jefferson County quarterback Barry Bostic became Georgia Tech's fourth commitment for the Class of 2010 on Thursday.

"I made up my mind about two weeks ago," Bostic told "I sat down with my family and my coach and we had an elimination process. We eliminated all the other schools and I knew Georgia Tech was the place for me."

Bostic rushed for 1,372 yards and 13 touchdowns and passed for 1,333 yards and 10 touchdowns last season for the school in Louisville.


Benedict's son drafted

This might make you feel old: The son of former Braves catcher Bruce Benedict was chosen in the major league baseball draft this week.

Griffin Benedict, 21, also a catcher, was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 16th round. He played at Georgia Southern, where he hit .412 with 14 home runs and 65 RBIs as a senior this past season. He attended St. Pius High School.

His father played 12 seasons for the Braves (1978-89), twice making the All-Star team.


News of the day

A spokesman for former NBA referee Tim Donaghy said he was attacked in prison by a fellow inmate who claimed he had ties to the New York mob.

The spokesman said Donaghy, serving a 15-month sentence in a gambling scandal, was struck in the right knee with a stick or other hard object in November. Donaghy expects to be transferred to a halfway house next week. ...

An autographed Michael Jordan jersey was stolen from the home of San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker.

It was taken from a gym under construction at Parker's home. Detectives found a listing for the jersey on Craigslist that was posted by Christopher James Carolan. The 22-year-old worked for the security company hired to protect the home. A theft warrant has been issued. ...

Ryan Leaf's lawyer says the former NFL quarterback will surrender on drug and burglary charges in Texas.

Bill Kelly said Leaf is "not a fugitive from justice" and will return next week. Prosecutor Lacy Miller said Leaf has been working in British Columbia.

He is charged with burglary to a habitation. Leaf also was indicted on seven counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and one count of delivery of a simulated controlled substance. Leaf coached quarterbacks at West Texas A&M.

Today's number

2Minutes needed by Maria Sharapova (below) to wrap up a rain-delayed 6-3, 6-4 victory Thursday over American Alexa Glatch and reach the third round of the Aegon Classic. Sharapova won again later to reach the quarterfinals.