Saint Louis ADto guide Bulls

TAMPA, Fla. - South Florida is confident it found the right man to lead the Bulls into the Big East Conference.

Doug Woolard was introduced Wednesday as the new athletic director at USF, accepting a challenge similar to one he inherited 10 years ago when Saint Louis University was on the verge of joining Conference USA.

Athens preparationsget vote of confidence

ATHENS, Greece - The last-gasp work to prepare Athens for the Summer Games got a vote of confidence Wednesday from the International Olympic Committee's chief inspector.

"In the past, we had doubts ... and I am very happy to report all these doubts have disappeared," Denis Oswald said at the close of the IOC's final major visit before the Aug. 13-29 Olympics.

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