Cobi Jones was elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame along with three-time World Cup veterans Eddie Pope and Earnie Stewart.
Jones, a midfielder, made a record 164 appearances with the U.S. He was a member of the 1994, 1998 and 2002 World Cup teams. Pope, a defender, started all five matches as the U.S. made it all the way to the quarterfinals of the 2002 World Cup. Stewart, a midfielder, scored the game-winner in a 2-1 victory over Colombia that sent the Americans into the round of 16 at the 1994 World Cup in the United States.
U.S. Amateur champion Peter Uihlein beat British Amateur champion Jin Jeong in the 14th annual Georgia Cup golf match, staged a week before the Masters Tournament. Uihlein, 21, a junior at Oklahoma State University, won the U.S. Amateur when he defeated Stanford’s David Chung in August at Chambers Bay Golf Course. He’ll return to Georgia on April 1 to prepare for his first appearance in the Masters at Augusta. Construction on the 80,000-seat flagship stadium for the 2012 London Olympics has been completed. The $777 million stadium was finished under budget and three months ahead of schedule — 16 months before the opening ceremony on July 27, 2012. Seattle Thunderbirds General Manager Russ Farwell announced the Seattle Thunderbirds will not renew the contract of head coach Rob Sumner for the 2011-12 season. The University of Washington was chosen to host one of six NCAA Women’s Gymnastics regionals on April 7, 2012. The Huskies have hosted three previous regional events.