National Sports Briefs & Guilford Scores

NEW YORK –
The New York Jets may finally escape the shadow of the Giants.
The Jets have agreed with city and state officials on a $1.4 billion stadium that will also be central to trying to land the 2012 Summer Olympics for New York City.
The Jets will be paying $800 million for construction, while the city and state must pay the other $600 million to build subway lines around and to the stadium, and a retractable roof for concerts and parties.
The stadium is part of New York’s goal of building up the far west side of Manhattan. The proposed facility was designed by Heinlein Schrock Stearns, a Kansas City-based architect.LONDON –
Miles Rodgers, former director of a horse-racing syndicate, was banned from ownership for two years by the Jockey Club for betting against two of his own horses.
The Jockey Club ruled that Rodgers took bets over the Internet on the horses to win and then bet more money on them to lose.
Both horses were owned by Rodgers’ Platinum Racing Club and did not show in either race.
Rodgers is appealing the sentence, claiming he did nothing wrong.

HARRISBURG, NC –
John Bickford Sr., Jeff Gordon’s stepfather, is taking over the company that manages the NASCAR star.
Bickford is replacing Bob Brannan. Brannan was vice president and GM of Jeff Gordon, Inc. since 1995.
Bickford helped Gordon move from dirt-track racing in rural Indiana to the high-profile ranks of NASCAR. After he began his Winston Cup career, Gordon went outside the family for business help.
Gordon is hoping to rebuild family and friend relationships he had before a very public divorce two years ago.
Bickford was an employee at Action Performance Company for the last seven years.

*Information from AP reports.

Guilford Scores

Softball (6-16, 2-6 ODAC)

March 21 Beat Randolph-Macon 7-5
March 21 Lost to Randolph-Macon 18-10
March 26 Lost to Greensboro 7-0
March 26 Lost to Greensboro 5-3
March 27 Beat Eastern Mennonite 3-2
March 27 Lost to Eastern Mennonite 8-5

Baseball (13-10, 3-4 ODAC)

March 22 Lost to Tufts 17-6
March 24 Beat Lynchburg 8-6
March 27 Lost to Bridgewater 12-5
March 27 Lost to Bridewater 9-4

Women’s Tennis (1-6, 0-4 ODAC)

March 26 Lost to Roanoke 8-1
March 27 Beat Randolph-Macon’s Women’s
College 6-3

Men’s Lacrosse (3-4, 0-1 ODAC)

March 24 Lost to Greensboro 14-8
March 27 Lost to Randolph-Macon 13-10

Women’s Lacrosse (3-4, 1-3 ODAC)

March 24 Beat Ferrum 17-6
March 26 Beat Bridgewater 9-6