Here is the latest Georgia sports news from The Associated Press

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Kirk Nieuwenhuis went 4 for 4 and scored a run, leading the New York Mets to an 8-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves yesterday. Braves newcomers Jonny Gomes and A.J. Pierzynski both had RBIs in their debuts with Atlanta.

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Aaliyah Whiteside scored 23, and Roddreka Rogers had a career-high 20 points and 14 rebounds to lead Georgia Tech women to an 80-53 win over Clemson in the first round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament last night. Georgia Tech will face North Carolina in the second round today.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The cheerleaders and dance teams for Albany State and Tuskegee were sent home from the SIAC tournament after fighting. An SIAC statement yesterday said the fight happened at halftime of the schools' first-round men's basketball game Tuesday at Bill Harris Arena.

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Brice Ramsey's edge in Georgia's quarterback competition this spring may not be as big as some believed. Coach Mark Richt said yesterday he'll give Ramsey, Faton Bauta and Jacob Park equal chances to win the job when spring practice begins March 17.