WBC heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis faces Phil Jackson May 6 in Atlantic City, N.J., but he made it clear at a promoter's news conference Tuesday that his focus remains WBA and IBF champion Evander Holyfield. "These fights are steppingstones to keep me busy," Lewis (24-0 with 20 knockouts) said of his bout with Jackson (30-1, 27 knockouts), the No.
4 WBC challenger. "I hate being part owner of a heavyweight championship crown," Lewis said. Ronald Simms beat defending 165-pound champ Eric Wright 51-24 at the U.S. Amateur Boxing Championships, in Colorado Springs, Colo.
COLLEGE BASEBALL: College of Charleston pitchers Chad Johnson and Thad Rowland combined to shut out top-ranked Florida State 3-0 in Tallahassee. Benjy Kennedy hit a two-run homer for Charleston (9-5), but all three runs were unearned. Mike Bell went the distance for FSU (16-5), allowing 11 hits and striking out nine.
COLLEGES: Mike Lude, brought in to clean up an athletic department that was reeling from scandal in the football program, said he is stepping down as Auburn's athletic director. Lude, 71, will remain at the university through June 30, fulfilling the two-year commitment he made when president William Muse persuaded him to take the helm at Auburn in 1992 after 16 years as Washington's athletic director. Lude hired Terry Bowden as football coach in December 1992, shortly after Pat Dye was forced to resign in the wake of play-for-pay allegations made by former player Eric Ramsey. Bowden's team went 11-0 despite NCAA probation.
_ Compiled from wire reports.