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B2 TUESDAY. MARCH 31, 1998 SPORTS THE SALINA JOURNAL SCOREBOARD Television Today's schedule TUESDAY, MARCH 31 BASEBALL 2 p.m. — Kansas City at Baltimore. ESPN, ca- W»38. 3 p.m. — Milwaukee at Atlanta. WTBS. cable 15. 3 p.m. — Chicago Cubs «t Florida, WON. * p.m. — Cleveland al Seattle, ESPN, cable 38. « p.m. — Colorado it Arizona, ESPN, cable 38; FSN, ceble 55. BASKETBALL 7 p.m. — Detroit at Chicago. TNT, cable 41. 9:30 p.m. — Utah at Seattle, TNT, cable 41. BOXING 8 p.m. — Boris Powell vs. Robert Hawkins: Tony Marshall vs. Anthony Jones: Kathy Long vs. Lena Akesson, USA. cable 30. HOCKEY 6:30 p.m. - Chicago at Philadelphia, ESPN2, cable 39. Baseball Standings AMERICAN LEAGUE At A Glance. By The Associated Press AM Times CST East Division W L PcL OB Baltimore 0 0 .000 — Boston 0 0 .000 — New York 0 0 .000 — Tampa Bay 0 0 .000 — Toronto 0 0 .000 — Central Division W L Pet. QB Chicago 0 0 .000 — Cleveland 0 0 .000 — Detroit 0 0 .000 — Kansas Cfty 0 0 .000 — Minnesota 0 0 .000 — West Division W L PcL GB Anaheim 0 0 .000 — Oakland 0 0 .000 — Seattle 0 0 .000 — Texas 0 0 .000 — Tuesday's Qames Chicago White Sox (Navarro 9-14) at Texas (Burkett 9-12), 1:35 p.m. Kansas City (Belcher 13-12) at Baltimore (Mussina 15-8), 2:05 p.m. Detroit (Thompson 15-11) at Tampa Bay (Alvarez 13-11), 4p.m. Cleveland (Najy 15-11 al Seattle (RJohnson 20-4), 6:05 p.m. Wednesday's Games Minnesota at Toronto, 6:05 p.m. Detroit et Tampa Bay. 6:05 p.m. Kansas City at Baltimore, 6:05 p.m. N.-Y. Yankees at Anaheim. 9:05 p.m. Cleveland at Seattle, 9:35 p.m. Boston at Oakland, 9:35 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L PcL GB Atlanta 0 0 .000 — Florida 0 0 .000 — Montreal 0 0 .000 — New York 0 0 .000 — Philadelphia 0 0 .000 — Central Division W L Pet. GB Chicago 0 0 .000 — Cincinnati 0 0 .000 — Houston 0 0 .000 — Milwaukee 0 0 .000 — Pittsburgh 0 0 .000 — St. Louis 0 0 .000 — West Division W L PcL QB Arizona 0 0 .000 — Colorado 0 0 .000 — Los Angeles 0 0 .000 — San Diego 0 0 .000 — San Francisco 0 0 .000 — Tuesday's Games Philadelphia (Schilling 17-11) at N.Y. Mete (Jones 15-9), 12:40 p.m. San Diego (Brown 16-8) at Cincinnati (Remlinger 8-8), 1:05 p.m. Milwaukee (Eldred 13-15) at Atlanta (Maddux 19-4), 3:10 p.m. Los Angeles (R.Martinez 10-5) at St Louis (Slotttemyre 12-9), 3:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Tapani 9-3) at Florida (LHer- nandez 9-3), 3:35 p.m. San Francisco (Estes 19-5) at Houston (Reynolds 9-10), 4 p.m. Colorado (Kile 19-7) at Arizona (An.Benes 107), 9:05 p.m. Wednesday's Games Pittsburgh (Cordova 11-8) at Montreal (Perez 12-13), 6:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Clark 14-8) al Florida (Heredia 5-3), 6:05 p.m. San Diego (Hamilton 12-7) at Cincinnati (Harrisch 1-2), 6:05 p.m. San Francisco (Hershiser 14-6) at Houston (Hampton 15-10), 7:05 p.m. Colorado (Thomson 7-9) at Arizona (Blair 168), 8:05 p.m. Exhibition standings By The Associated Press All Times CST AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. Boston 20 8 .714 Texas 21 10 .677 Baltimore 17 10 .630 Chicago 19 13 .594 Oakland 18 13 .581 Seattle 18 13 .581 New York 15 12 .556 Detroit 17 14 .548 Anaheim 16 15 .516 Toronto 16 16 .500 Kansas City 14 15 .483 Cleveland 12 17 .414 Minnesota 14 21 .400 Tampa Bay 12 18 .400 NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. San Diego 19 10 .655 Los Angelas 18 10 .643 New York 19 11 .633 Houston 17 10 .630 Philadelphia 16 14 .533 Arizona 16 15 .516 Chicago 14 16 .467 Atlanta 13 17 .433 SL Louis 12 16 .429 Colorado 14 19 .424 Cincinnati 13 18 .419 Pittsburgh 13 18 .419 Florida 11 17 .393 Milwaukee 10 22 .313 San Francisco 9 21 .300 Montreal 8 22 .267 (Note: Split-squad games count In standings; games against non-major league teams do not.) Monday's Games Omaha vs. Kansas City al Haines City, ccd. Toronto 6, Syracuse 3 Montreal 5, Ottawa 1 Minnesota 7, Pittsburgh 3 San Diego 6, Mobile 3 New York Yankees 12, San Diego State 3 Anaheim 8, Cal Slate-Fullerton 4 Tuesday's Game Minnesota vs. Montreal at Winston-Salem, N.C., 1:05 p.m. End of Exhibition Schedule College rankings BASEBALL AMERICA TOP 25 DIVISION 1 DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The Top 25 college baseball teams as determined by the stafl ol Baseball Arrsrica magazine with records through March 29 (tie games are not included In records): Record Pvi 1. Stanford 24- 4 1 2. Southern California 27- 5 2 3. Miami 28-4 3 4. Louisiana State 25- 7 6 5. Florida 23- 7 5 6. Alabama 23-6 7 7. Clemson 27-4 8 8. South Carolina 26- 6 12 9. Baylor 24-7 11 10. Auburn 23-7 4 11. Texas ASM 26-10 14 12. Rice 25-11 9 13. Florida State 28-8 15 14. South Alabama 23- 6 17 15. Oklahoma 20- 7 10 16. Washington 16- 7 19 17. Wichita State 14- 3 18 18. Cal State Fullerton 22-11 20 19. Arizona State 21-14 16 20. Texas Tech 22-11 22 21. Georgia Tech 20- 9 23 22. Tennessee 21- 9 21 23. Arkansas 20- 8 25 24. Arizona 25-13 13 25. Long Beach State 18-10 24 COLLEGIATE BASEBALL TIO 25 DIVISION 1 TUCSON. Ariz. (AP) — The top 25 teams in the Collegiate Baseball poll, with records through March 29, point totals and previous ranking (voting by coaches, sports writers and sports information directors): Record Pit Pv> 1. Miami 28- 4-0 498 1 2. Stanford 24- 4-1 494 2 3. Southern Cal 27- 5-0 493 3 4. Louisiana State 25- 7-0 490 9 5. Clemson 27- 4-0 487 4 6. Florida 23- 7-0 484 5 7. Florida State 28- 8-0 479 8 8. South Carolina 26- 6-0 475 10 9. Baylor 24- M 470 11 10. Alabama 23- 6-0 463 12 11. Auburn 23- 7-0 462 6 12. Wichita State 14- 34 460 7 13. Tent ASM 26-1 CM) 455 21 14. Oklahoma 20- 7-0 451 13 15. Rico 25-11-0 449 14 16. Long Beach SI. 18-10-0 444 15 17. Cal St-Fullerton 22-11-0 441 16 18. South Alabama 23- 64 439 20 19. Washington 16-7-0 438 23 20. Tennessee 21- 94 433 18 21. Arizona Stale 21-14-0 430 19 22. Mliwurl 19- 54 429 — 23. Georgia Tech 20- 9-0 427 22 24. Arkansas 20- 84 426 24 25. Central Florida 24-11-0 424 — COLLEGIATE BASEBALL TOP 25 DIVISION II TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The top 25 teams in the Collegiate Baseball Division II poll, with records through March 29 and point totals (voting by coaches, sports writers and sports information directors): Record Pit 1. Kennesaw Si. 30- 2-0 480 2. Tampa 25- 9-0 464 3. North Alabama 27- 5-0 448 4. Alabama-Huntsville 24- 54 430 5. Central Missouri State 11-44 418 6. Central Oklahoma 19-6-0 392 7. Barry 26-12-0 380 8. Armstrong Atlantic St. 28- 84 362 9. SlU-Edwardsville 17- 74 357 10. Delta State 22- 74 330 11. CS-San Bernardino 14- 8-0 326 12. Florida Southern 23-12-0 306 13. Indianapolis 22- 5-0 291 14. Georgia College & St. 19-13-0 271 15. Mansfield 11-54 242 16. North Florida 22-144 231 17. West Georgia 23- 6-0 220 18. Btoomsburg 16- 7-1 194 19. Abilene Christian 23- 8-0 162 20. CS-Chico 18- 84 164 21. Queens, N.Y. 9- 24 160 22. St Leo 25-114 148 23. Slippery Rock 13- 5-1 142 24. Fort Hays State 22- 84 122 25. Coker 22-94 100 Big 12 standings BIG 12 CONFERENCE (Through March 30) Conference All Qames W L W L Baylor 10 3 24 7 Texas ASM 10 5 26 10 Missouri 42 19 5 Oklahoma 64 20 7 Texas Tech 65 22 11 Oklahoma Slate 55 18 10 Kansas 36 14 12 Kansas State 3 7 11 15 Iowa State 25 7 13 Texas 17 12 17 Nebraska 01 13 7 Tuesday's Games Missouri at Bradley, 2 p.m.; Kansas at SW Missouri Slate, 2:30 p.m.; Mankato State at Iowa State, 3 p.m.; Sam Houston State at Baylor, 6 p.m.; TCU at Oklahoma, 6:35 p.m.; Wichita State at Kansas State, 7 p.m.; Texas at Houston, 7 p.m.; Texas-San Antonio at Texas A&M, 7 p.m.; College of the Southwest at Texas Tech, 7 p.m. Basketball NBA standings By The Associated Press All Times CST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pet QB x-Miaml 51 21 .708 — New York 40 32 .556 11 Orlando 37 35 .514 14 New Jersey 36 35 .507 14V4 Washington 36 36 .500 15 Boston 31 40 .437 19V4 Philadelphia 26 45 .366 24'A Central Division y-Chicago 55 17 .764 — y-lndiana 49 22 .690 5V4 Charlotte 45 26 .634 9Vt Allanla 42 28 .600 12 Cleveland 40 31 .563 14 W Detroit 34 38 .472 21 Milwaukee 30 41 .423 24 V4 Toronto 15 55 .214 39 WESTERN CONFERENCE Midwest Division W L Pot QB y-Utah 53 17 .757 — y-San Antonio 49 23 .681 5 y-Minnesota 38 34 .528 16 y-Houston 37 34 .521 16'A Dallas 18 54 .250 36 Vancouver 16 55 .225 37'A Denver 9 63 .125 45 Pacific Division y-Seatlle 53 18 .746 y-LA. Lakers 51 20 .718 2 y-Phoenix 47 25 .653 614 y-Portand 40 31 .563 13 Sacramento 26 47 .356 28 LA. Clippers 16 55 .225 37 Golden State 15 57 .208 3814 x-clinched division. Today's schedule TUESDAY, MARCH 31 BASEBALL Kansas CHy Royals at Baltimore Orioles, 2 p.m. Kansas Wesleyan at Ottawa, 4 p.m. Southeast of Saline at Salina South (Evans Stadium), 4:30 p.m. Sacred Heart at Russell, 4 p.m. SOFTBALL Kansas Wesleyan al Ottawa. 5pm. Butler County at Brown Mackle, 3 p.m. Concordla at Salina South, 3:30 p m. Sacred Heart at Russell, 4 p.m. y-dinched playoff berth. Sunday's Late Garnet Minnesota 104, Sacramento 96 Portland 99, Gokten State 83 LA. Clippers 108. Dallas 86 LA. Lakers 116. Washington 89 Monday's Qames No games scheduled Tuesday's Qames LA. Lakers at Toronto, 6 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Indiana, 6 p.m. San Antonio at New York, 6:30 p.m. Atlanta at New Jersey, 6:30 p.m. Boston at Miami, 6:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Charlotte, 6:30 p.m. Orlando at Cleveland, 8:30 p.m. Detroit at Chicago, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Houston, 7:30 p.m. Utah at Seattle, 9 p.m. Dallas at Vancouver, 9 p.m. Milwaukee at Golden State, 9:30 p.m. NBA statistics By The Associated Press Through March 29 Scoring 0 FQ FT PTS AVQ Jordan, Chi. 72 766 485 2040 28.3 O'Neal, LAL 49 533 275 1341 27.4 Malone, Utah 70 659 529 1848 26.4 Robinson, Mil. 56 534 215 1308 23.4 Richmond, Sac. 69 537 398 1600 23.2 Rice, Char. 71 550 381 1593 22.4 Walker, Bos. 71 619 282 1591 22.4 Webber, Wash. 61 566 167 1356 22.2 Abdur-Rahlm, Van. 71 552 443 1562 22.0 Robinson, S.A. 66 506 438 1451 22.0 Hill, Del 71 548 417 1515 21.3 Fintey, Dan. 72 586 280 1536 21.3 Iverson, Phil. 69 531 323 1445 20.9 Duncan, S.A. 72 596 272 1464 20.3 Smith, All. 65 439 344 1309 20.1 Miller, Ind. 70 454 344 1390 19.9 Rider, Port. 64 472 201 1262 19.7 Baker, Sea. 71 555 287 1398 19.7 Allen, Mil. 71 482 279 1356 19.1 Payton, Sea. 71 493 244 1346 19.0 FQ Percentage FQ FQA PCT O'Neal, LAL 533 925 .576 Outlaw, Orl. 270 482 .560 Mourning, Mia. 354 636 .567 Duncan, S.A. 596 1092 .546 Mutombo, All. 352 646 .545 Baker, Sea. 555 1021 .544 Malone, Utah 659 1245 .529 Reeves, Van. 454 865 .525 Wallace. Port. 379 726 .522 McDyess, Phoe. 413 794 .520 Rebounds Q OFF DEF TOT AVQ Rodman, Chi. 70 375 681 1056 15.1 Williams, N.J. 65 443 440 883 13.6 Duncan, S.A. 72 243 616 859 11.9 Berkley, Hou. 63 230 513 743 11.8 Mutombo, All. 70 233 547 780 11.1 Robinson, S.A. 66 221 484 705 10.7 Malone, Utah 70 166 567 733 10.5 Walker, Bos. 71 239 496 735 10.4 Mason, Char. 70 155 558 713 10.2 Sabonis, Port. 68 137 555 692 10.2 Assists Q AST AVQ Strickland, Wash. 72 764 10.6 Kidd, Phoe. 72 651 9.0 Stockton, Utah 52 460 8.8 Jackson, Ind. 71 619 8.7 Payton, Sea. 71 600 8.5 Marbury, Minn. 72 603 8.4 Hardaway, Mia. 72 599 8.3 Johnson, S.A. 68 559 8.2 Knight, Clev. 69 558 8.1 Stoudamlre, Por 60 478 8.0 LA Lakers Seattle Minnesota Utah Houston Phoenix New Jersey Washington L.A. Clippers Chicago Charlotte Boston Vancouver Atlanta Indiana Miami Portland Toronto Detroit Sacramento Milwaukee Cleveland San Antonio Philadelphia New York Dallas Orlando Denver Golden State San Antonio New York Chicago Indiana Miami Cleveland Orlando Detroit Atlanta Portland Seattle Charlotte Utah Phoenix Milwaukee Philadelphia Washington New Jersey Dallas LA. Lakers Golden Slate Boston Sacramento Houston Minnesota Denver Vancouver Toronto LA. Clippers TEAM Offense Q 71 71 72 70 71 72 71 72 71 72 71 71 71 70 71 72 71 70 72 73 71 71 72 71 72 72 72 72 72 Defense G 72 72 72 71 72 71 72 72 70 71 71 71 70 72 71 71 72 71 72 71 72 71 73 71 72 72 71 70 71 Pit 7461 7157 7254 7046 7067 7108 6962 7007 6879 6952 6841 6827 6801 6691 6778 6849 6706 6599 6756 6824 6621 6581 6669 6558 6602 6540 6467 6378 6303 Pts 6387 6395 6416 6335 6439 6368 6563 6627 6471 6608 6639 6675 6596 6791 6776 6786 6937 6668 6967 6947 7052 6994 7195 7067 7206 7283 7309 7224 7363 Avg. 105.1 100.8 100.8 100.7 99.5 98.7 98.1 97.3 96.9 96.6 96.4 96.2 95.8 95.6 95.5 95.1 94.5 94.3 93.8 93.5 93.3 92.7 92.6 92.4 91.7 90.8 89.6 68.6 87.8 Avg 88.7 89.2 89.4 89.7 91.2 92.0 92.4 93.1 93.5 94.0 94.2 94.3 95.4 95.6 96.3 96.7 96.8 97.8 97.9 98.5 98.6 99.5 100.1 101.2 102.9 103.2 103.7 NCAA Final Four At San Antonio National semifinals Saturday, March 28 Kentucky 86. Stanford 85 (ot) Utah 65, North Carolina 59 National championship Monday, March 30 Kentucky 78, Utah 69 NCAA title games NCAA Championship Scores By The Associated Press 1939 — Oregon 46. Ohio State 34 1940 — Indiana 60, Kansas 42 1941 — Wisconsin 39. Washington State 34 1942 — Stanford 53, Dartmouth 38 1943 — Wyoming 46. Georgetown 34 1944 — Utah 42, Dartmouth 40. OT 1945 — Oklahoma ASM 49, NYU 45 1946 — Oklahoma A&M 43. North Carolina 40 1947 — Holy Cross 58. Oklahoma 47 1948 _ Kentucky 58. Baylor 42 (949 _ Kentucky 46. Oklahoma State 36 1950 —CCNY 71. Bradley 68 1951 — Kentucky 68, Kansas State 58 1952 — Kansas 80, St John's 63 1953 — Indiana 69. Kansas 68 1954 — La Safle 92. Bradley 76 1955 — San Francisco 77. La Sa»e 63 1956 — Sen Francisco 83. Iowa 71 1957 — North Carolina 54, Kansas 53,30T 1958 — Kentucky 84, Seattle 72 1959 — California 71, West Virginia 70 1960 — Ohio Stale 75, California 55 1961 — Cincinnati 70, Ohio Stale 65. OT 1962 — Cincinnati 71, Ohio Slate 59 1963 — Loyola, III. 60, Cincinnati 58, OT 1964 —UCLA 98, Duke 83 1965 —UCLA 91, Michigan 80 1966 — Texas Western 72, Kentucky 65 1967 —UCLA 79, Dayton 64 1966 — UCLA 78, North Carolina 55 1969 —UCLA 92, Purdue 72 1970 — UCLA 80, Jacksonville 69 1971 — UCLA 68, Villanova 62 1972 — UCLA 81, Florida State 76 1973 — UCLA 87, Memphis Stale 66 1974 — North Carolina State 76, Marquerie 64 1975 — UCLA 92, Kentucky 65 1976 — Indiana 86, Michigan 68 1977 — Marquette 67, North Carolina 59 1978 — Kentucky 94, Duke 88 1979 — Michigan Slate 75, Indiana State 64 1980 — Louisville 59. UCLA 54 1981 — Indiana 63, North Carolina 50 1982 — North Carolina 63, Georgetown 62 1983 — North Carolina State 54, Houston 52 1984 — Georgetown 84, Houston 75 1985 — Villanova 66, Georgetown 64 1986 — Louisville 72, Duke 69 1987 — Indiana 74, Syracuse 73 1988 — Kansas 83, Oklahoma 79 1989 — Michigan 80, Seton Hall 79, OT 1990 —UNLV 103, Duke 73 1991 — Duke 72, Kansas 65 1992 — Duke 71, Michigan 51 1993 — North Carolina 77, Michigan 71 1994 — Arkansas 76, Duke 72 1995 —UCLA 89, Arkansas 78 1996 — Kentucky 76, Syracuse 67 1997 — Arizona 84, Kentucky 79, OT 1398 — Kentucky 78, Ulah 69 Tournament MVPs NCAA Tournament MVP's By The Associated Press 1939 —None selected 1940 — Marvin Huffman, Indiana 1941 —John Koto, Wisconsin 1942 — Howie Dallmar, Stanford 1943 — Ken Sailors, Wyoming 1944 —Arnold Ferrln, Utah 1945 — Bob Kurland, Oklahoma A&M 1946 — Bob Kurland, Oklahoma A&M 1947 — George Kattan, Holy Cross 1948 — Alex Groza, Kentucky 1949 —Alex Graza, Kentucky 1950 —Irwln Dambrot, CCNY 1951—None selected 1952 — Clyde Lovellette, Kansas 1953 — B.H. Bom, Kansas 1954 — TomGola, LaSalle 1955 — Bill Russell, San Francisco 1956 —Hal Lear, Temple 1957—Wilt Chamberlain, Kansas 1958 —Elgin Baylor, Seattle 1959 — Jerry West, West Virginia 1960 — Jerry Lucas, Ohio State 1961 —Jerry Lucas, Ohio State 1962 — Paul Hogue, Cincinnati 1963 — Art Heyman, Duke 1964-Walt Hazzard, UCLA 1965 —Bill Bradley, Princeton 1966 —Jerry Chambers, Ulah 1967-Lew Alclndor, UCLA 1968 — Lew Alcindor, UCLA 1969 —Lew Alclndor, UCLA 1970-Sidney Wicks, UCLA 1971 —Vacated-x 1972 —Bill Walton, UCLA 1973-Bill Walton, UCLA 1974 — David Thompson, NC Slate 1975 — Richard Washington, UCLA 1976 — Kent Benson, Indiana 1977 —Butch Lee, Marquette 1978 — Jack Glvens, Kentucky 1979 — Earvin Johnson, Michigan State 1980 — Darrell Griffith, Louisville 1981 — Islah Thomas, Indiana 1982 — James Worthy, North Carolina 1983 — Akeem Olajuvran, Houston 1984 — Patrick Ewlng, Georgetown 1985 — Ed Plnckney, Villanova 1986 — Pen/is Ellison, Louisville 1987 —Keith Smart, Indiana 1988 — Danny Manning, Kansas 1989 —Glen Rice, Michigan 1990-Anderson Hunt, UNLV 1991 — Christian Laettner, Duke 1992 —Bobby Hurley, Duke 1993 — Donald Williams, North Carolina 1994 — Corliss Williamson, Arkansas 1995 — Ed O'Bannon, UCLA 1996 —Tony Delk, Kentucky 1997 — Miles Simon, Arizona 1998 — Jeff Sheppard, Kentucky x-Howard Porter of Villanova was selected MVP but was later ruled ineligible. Golf World rankings NEW YORK (AP) — Official World Golf Rank- Ing based on players' performance throughout the world through March 29. The ranking is computed on a two-year rolling basis weighted toward the current year. Players earn points based on finish and strength ol field: Res Points 1. Tiger Woods USA 12.71 2. Ernie Els SAI 12.12 3. Greg Norman Aus 10.53 4. Davis Love III USA 9.41 5. Nick Price Zlm 8.79 6. Justin Leonard USA 8.59 7. Colin Monlgomerle USA 8.48 8. Phil Mickelson USA 8.17 9. Tom Lehman USA 8.12 10. Jumbo Ozaki Jpn 8.05 11. David Duval USA 7.56 12. Vljay Singh Fij 6.46 13. Mark O'Meara USA 6.42 14. Scott Hoch USA 6.15 15. Tom Watson 16. Jesper Pamevlk 17. Brad Faxon 18. Lee Westwood 19 Mark Cakavecchla 20. Bemhard Langer 21. Nick Fakfo 22. Jim Furyk 23 Frank Nobtto 24. Steve ElWngton 25. Jed Maggert 26. Steve Jones 27. Jose Maria Olazabal 28. Fred Couples 29. Loren Roberts 30. Ian Woosnam 31. Mart McNufry 32. Darren Clarke 33. John Cook 34. Brian Walts 35. ShigeW Maruyama 36. Tom Kite 37. Stewart Clnk 38. Paul Stankowski 39. Steve Strieker 40. Lee Janzen Tennis USA 6.13 Swe 6.00 USA 596 Eng 5.81 USA 5.47 Ger 542 Eng 5.27 USA 520 NZI 5.08 Aus 4.97 USA 4.68 USA 4.65 Spn 4.60 USA 4.58 USA 4.47 Wai 4.41 Zim 3.95 Nlr 3.93 USA 3.93 USA 3.74 Jpn 3.71 USA 3.58 USA 3.56 USA 3.52 USA 3.50 USA 3.48 ATP Tour money By The Associated Press Through March 29 1. Marceto Rios $1,017,118 2. Petr Korda $658,496 3. Greg RusedsW $481,398 4. Andre Agassi $376,271 5. Jonas Bjorkman $324,341 6. Yevgeny Kafelnikov $324,140 7. Alex Corretja $280,300 8. Thomas Enqvlst $275,238 9. Tim Henman $242,230 10. Karol Kucera $239,278 11. Patrick Rafter $232,150 12. Pole Sampras $230,664 13. Jan SiemerlnK $206,910 14. Mare Rossel $204,625 15. Qoran Ivanisevic $204,440 16. Wayne Ferrelra $194,243 17. Fabrice Sanloro $187,440 18. Mark Phlllppoussis $170,050 19. Jell Tarango $165,805 20. Cedrlc Pkjline $162,591 WTA Tour money By The Associated Press Through March 29 1. Martina Hingis $930,779 2. Lindsay Davenport $472,942 3. Venus Williams $419,050 4. Conchita Martinez $289,216 5. Anna Koumikova $212,515 6. Jana Novotna $208,787 7. Arantxa Sanchez Vicarto $205,763 8. Natasha Zvereva $169,858 9. Anke Huber $166,637 10. Patty Schnyder $150,598 11. Mir)ana Ludc $146,770 12. Dominique van Roost $146,252 13. Al Sugiyama $137,334 14. Mary Pierce $134,667 15. Amanda Coetzer $109,969 16. Sandrine Testud $98,332 17. Nathalie Tauzlat $95,220 18. Iva Majoll $92,785 19. Elena Ukhovtseva $89,514 20. SIMa Farina $84,243 Auto racing NASCAR leaders DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The top 20 In the NASCAR Winston Cup points and money standings through March 29: Points 1, Rusty Wallace, 909. 2, Jeremy Mayfleld, 908.3, Jeff Gordon, 868.4, Tern/ Labonte, 851. 5, Bill Elliott, 803. 6, Dale Earnhardt, 802. 7, Mark Martin, 799. 8, Jed Burton, 794. 9, Dale Jarrett, 785. 10, Ken Schrader, 730. 11, Jimmy Spencer, 690.12, Michael Wallrip, 687.13, Johnny Benson, 683. 14, Bobby Ubonte, 680. 15, Ward Burton, 665.16, Ted Musgrave, 663.17, Bobby Hamilton, 645. 18, Dick Trickle, 619. 19, John Andretti, 611.20, Emle Irvan, 610. Money 1, Dale Earnhardt, $1,306,270. 2, Bobby Labonte, $836,780.3, Rusty Wallace, $678,210. 4, Jeremy Mayfield, $636,875. 5, Mark Martin, $603,275. 6, Ken Schrader, $536,055. 7, Jeff Gordon, $512,650.8, Dale Jarrett, $478,400.9, Jell Burton, $467,075. 10, Jimmy Spencer, $421,820. 11, Ernie Irvan, $399,535. 12, Bill Elliott, $387,070. 13, Terry Labonte, $380,115. 14, Michael Wallrip, $334,740. 15, John Andretti, $331,535. 16, Ted Musgrave, $325,130. 17, Kenny Irwln, $315,847. 18, Ward Burton, $305,615.19, Ricky Rudd, $300,830.20, Bobby Hamilton, $300,680. General Transactions By The Associated Press BASEBALL American League ANAHEIM ANGELS—Acquired INF Craig Shipley Irom the St. Louis Cardinals lor INF Chip Hale. BOSTON RED SOX—Signed RHP Jin Ho Cho. Signed OF Billy Ashley to a minor-league contract. CHICAGO WHITE SOX-Designated SS BenJI Gil, 2B Sergio Nunez and P Bryan Ward for assignment. Purchased the contracts of SS Mike Caruso, OF Lou Frailer, OF Ruben Sierra Irom Calgary of the PCL Optioned C Robert Machado, RHP Bill Slmas and RHP Nelson Cruz to Calgary. Reassigned P Larry Caslan to their minor-league camp. CLEVELAND INDIANS—Traded 1B Sean Casey to the Cincinnati Reds for RHP Dave Burba. Optioned RHP Steve Karsay, LHP Tom Martin and LHP Ron Villone to Buffalo of the International League. Designated C Elnar Diaz for assignment. Placed RHP Dwlght Gooden on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 26. OAKLAND ATHLETICS—Purchased the contracts ol C A.J. Hindi, C Izzy Molina, INF Jason Wood and OF Kevin Mitchell from Edmonton of the PCL. Optioned OF Ryan Christenson to Edmonton. Reassigned OF Jack Volgt and C Damon Berryhill to their minor-league camp. SEATTLE MARINERS—Claimed OF Robert Perez off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays. Recalled OF Charles Glpson from Tacoma of the PCL Purchased the contract ol RHP Jim Bullingei (rom Tacoma. Optioned RHP Felipe Lira to Tacoma. Placed OF Rob Ducey on the 15- day disabled list, retroactive to March 27. Placed RHP Rafael Carmona on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 22. Placed LHP Tim Davis and OF Raul Ibanez on the 60-day disabled list. TAMPA BAY DEVIL RAYS—Purchased the contract ol RHP Rolando Arrojo from Durham ol the International League. TEXAS HANGERS—Purchased the contract of OF Mike Slmms from Oklahoma ol the PCL. Announced LHP Larry Thomas has cleared waivers and assigned him to Oklahoma. Agreed to terms with LHP Jeff Granger on a minor- league contract. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS—Placed INF Andy Stanklewicz on the 15-day disabled list. Optioned C Oamlan Miller and OF Hensley Meu- lens to Tucson of the PCL. CHICAGO CUBS—Purchased the contracts of LHP Terry Mulholland and RHP Ben VanRyn Irom Iowa ol the PCL. Optioned P Kurt Miller. P Alan Mahafley. OF Terrell Lowery and OF Pedro Valdes lo Iowa. MILWAUKEE BREWERS—Reieesed RHP Ben McDonald. Placed OF Damn Jackson on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 23. Recalled OF Greg Martinez from Louisville of the International League. Purchased the contract of OF Bob Hamelin from Louisville ol the International League. MONTREAL EXPOS—Claimed C Mike Hubbard off waivers Irom the Chicago Cubs. Optioned C Raul Chavez. LHP Steve Kline and RHP Carl Pavano to Ottawa ol the International League. Released OF Chuck Carr. Placed C Bob Henley on the 15-day disabled list. Purchased the contracts ol RHP Mike Maddux. SS Mike Mordecal, INF Scott Livingstone and OF Derrick May Irom Ottawa. NEW YORK METS—Optioned 38 Craig Paquette to Norfolk ol the International League. PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Reassigned OF Tommy Gregg to Iheir minor-league camp. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS—Placed RHP Alan Benes, LHP Donovan Osbome and C Eli Marrero on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 22. Placed RHP Jeff Brantley on the 15- day disabled list, retroactive lo March 23. Placed RHP Matt Morris on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 24. Optioned RHP Brady Ragglo. RHP Curtis King and INF Chip Hale to Memphis of the PCL Reassigned RHP Steve Ontiveros and OF Vince Coleman to their minor- league camp. Signed 1B Brian Hunter. Purchased the contracts of RHP Braden Looper and RHP CM Politte Irom Arkansas ol the Texas League. Announced 1B Chris Richard cleared waivers and was assigned lo Arkansas. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NBA—Fined Houston Rockets F Charles Barkley $10,000 lor his critical comments regarding NBA referees following the March 27 game against Orlando. PHILADELPHIA 76ERS—Signed C Benolt Benjamin tor the remainder ol the season. FOOTBALL National Football League BUFFALO BILLS—Agreed to terms with TE Lonnie Johnson. CHICAGO BEARS—Signed CB Dedric Math- Is. ST. LOUIS RAMS—Announced the retirement ol Bud Carson, defensive coordinator. Named Peler Glunta and John Bunting co-defensive coordinators. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS—Agreed to terms with S Charles Mincy on a two-year contract. HOCKEY National Hockey League CALGARY FLAMES—Recalled D Kevin Dahl from Chicago of the IHL. CAROLINA HURRICANES—Signed F Greg Koehler, C Craig MacDonakt and RW Shane Willis. SAN JOSE SHARKS—Recalled G Jason Muzzatti Irom Kentucky ol the AHL. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING—Reinstated C Daymond Langkow. COLLEGE AKRON—Signed Dan Hipsher, men's basketball coach, to a three-year contract extension. BETHEL, KANSAS-Named Gerry Slbeber track coach and Mark Yoder women's soccer coach. EASTERN MICHIGAN—Named Forrest Gregg Jr. offensive line coach. ILLINOIS—Announced the retirement of Jennifer Roberts, women's tennis coach, effective at the end ol this season. Today in history By The Associated Press March 31 1975 — UCLA beats Kentucky 92-85 for its 10th NCAA title under head coach John Wooden, who finishes with a 620-147 career record after announcing his retirement two days earlier. 1980 — Larry Holmes stops Leroy Jones In the eighth round In Las Vegas to retain his WBC heavyweight title. 1980 — Mike Weaver knocks out John Tale In the 15th round to win the WBA heavyweight title in Knoxvllle, Tenn. 1985 — Old Dominion beats Georgia 70-65 lor the women's NCAA basketball chmpionship. 1986 — Freshman center Pen/is Ellison hits two free throws with 27 seconds left to seal Louisville's 72-69 victory over Duke In the NCAA title game. 1990—Quebec's Joe Sakic, 20, becomes the youngest player In NHL history to score 100 points In a season and the first to do so with a last-place team. 1991 — Tennessee edges Virginia 70-67 In overtime lor its third NCAA women's basketball title. It's the first overtime In the NCAA's 10-year history. 1991 — Brett Hull scores his 86th goal, giving him the third-best total in NHL history as the St. Louis Blues beat the Minnesota North Stars 2-1. 1991 — Amy Alcott wins Ihe Dinah Shore goll tournament with a record eight-shot victory over Dottle Mochrle. Hockey NHL standings By The Associated Press All Times CST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L T Pie GF QA x-New Jersey 45 19 9 99 203 140 Philadelphia 37 24 11 85 213 171 Washington 33 28 11 77 190 184 N.Y. Rangers 22 34 18 62 182 209 N.Y. Islanders 24 37 10 68 185 204 Florida 21 39 12 54 174 225 Tampa Bay 17 46 9 43 142 229 Northeast Division W L T Pis GF QA x-Piltsburgh 36 20 17 89 202 168 Boston 33 26 13 79 190 168 Montreal 34 29 9 77 212 183 Buffalo 31 26 15 77 183 165 Ottawa 2B 31 13 69 168 179 Carolina 29 35 7 65 175 193 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division W L T Pts GF GA x-Dallas 43 18 11 97 214 143 x-Delroit 39 20 15 93 225 179 St Louis 39 26 8 86 217 174 Chicago 29 32 12 70 178 178 Phoenix 28 32 12 68 193 202 Toronto 26 38 9 61 167 208 Pacific Division W L T PIS GF QA x-Colorado 37 21 16 90 215 184 Los Angeles 34 27 11 79 208 194 Edmonton 29 35 10 68 186 203 San Jose 29 37 7 65 179 197 Calgary 24 36 13 61 194 218 Anaheim 24 38 11 59 180 227 Vancouver 22 39 13 57 203 253 x-clinched playoff berth Monday's Games Boston 4, Colorado I Tampa Bay 3, N.Y. Rangers 1 Los Angeles 3, Toronto 2 St. Louis 6, San Jose 2 Edmonton 3, Calgary 1 Tuesday's Games N.Y. Islanders al Washington, 6 p.m. Montreal at Carolina, 6:30 p.m. Chicago at Philadelphia, 6:30 p.m. T COLLEGE BASKETBALL Fenders defends reporting possible NCAA violation By CHIP BROWN The Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas — Texas coach Tom Fenders said Monday he was just doing his job when he reported a possible NCAA rules violation involving the parents of one of his players and a Texas booster. Fenders said he received a phone call Thursday that the booster the parents of the Longhorns' 7-foot freshman center Chris Mihm, to Texas' Feb. 24 game at Oklahoma State on a private jet. The Texas coach, embroiled in controversy over the past two weeks be- cause of player complaints and an assistant coach's public release of a player's grades, said he reported the information to Texas compliance director Barbara Walker on Friday while both were in San Antonio for the Final Four. Gary and Nina Mihms said they are friends with the booster, Rick Hawkins and that the plane trip was not special treatment. Hawkins, a season-ticket holder and FENDERS Texas Foundation member, is chairman of a biotechnology company in Austin. He told the newspaper: "I was taking my son, his AAU teammate and his coach to the Texas game, and I told the Mihms if they wanted to catch a ride, they could do it. I wonder why he (Fenders) turned it in now ... the timing is a little interesting." Mihm was one of four players who met at the home of athletic director De- Loss Dodds on March 8 to complain about Fenders. Dodds said the school would look into Fenders' report of the possible rules violation, but Dodds added that he didn't think it "sounded like major issues." Fenders said he was only following UT rules. "It's our procedure at Texas that if possible violations are brought to our attention, we have to go to our compliance director immediately and tell her about that suspicion," Fenders said. A high-ranking university source told The Associated Press last week that Fenders would be ousted as coach. Fenders has four years remaining on a contract that pays $550,000 per season. Fenders has said he would agree to be reassigned but that he would legally challenge an attempt to fire him without paying the $2.2 million due under his contract. SPORTS DIGEST Charlotte's Watkins to become A&M coach By The Associated Press HOUSTON — Melvin Watkins, who led North Carolina-Charlotte into the second round of the NCAA tournament, will become the new coach at Texas A&M on Wednesday, The Associated Press learned Monday. Watkins, whose 49ers won 20 games in each of his two seasons at the school, will replace Tony Barone, who resigned after the Aggies went 7-20 this season. Two sources close to Texas A&M, who spoke on the condition they not be identified, said Watkins will meet with 49ers athletic director Judy Rose and then his players today before attending a news conference Wednesday at College Station to officially announce his hiring. WATKINS Baseball CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Reds made their most stunning payroll cut of all Monday by sending Dave Burba — their opening day starter — to the Cleveland Indians for a promising minor leaguer. Burba, 31, was considered the top starter in the rotation, which is left with unproven veterans and second-year pitcher Brett Tomko. Cleveland gave up DMOBA first baseman Sean Casey, one of DUHDrt its top hitting prospects, in order to fill the biggest hole in its lineup. The Indians' pitching staff got hit hard during spring training and became the biggest hurdle to successfully defending their American League championship. Basketball SAN ANTONIO — Utah's Britton Johnsen never used a racial slur during the NCAA Tournament semifinals and he accepted an apology from his accuser, just hours before Monday's national title game with Kentucky. Johnsen said North Carolina's Makhtar Ndiaye (pronounced Jigh) spit on him, and Ndiaye initially accused Johnsen of calling him a "nigger" following Utah's 65-59 victory over the No. 1 Tar Heels on Saturday night. Utah coach Rick Majerus was so sure Johnsen didn't use the slur he had pledged to resign if it turned out to be true. On Monday, North Carolina coach Bill Guthridge and Ndiaye met for about 15 minutes in Chapel Hill, N.C., then issued an apology to Johnsen, Majerus and the entire Utes team. KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Amid the banners from five previous championships, the massive projection screen in the rafters of Thompson-Boling Arena displayed a single word Monday — "Dynasty." Thousands of Tennessee Lady Vols' fans welcomed home the first women's team in collegiate history to win three consecutive NCAA titles. A motorcade of white, stretch limos brought the waving players back to where their perfect 390 season began four months ago with the raising of the 1997 banner and an early victory over Louisiana Tech. HOUSTON — The NBA fined Houston Rockets' forward Charles Barkley $10,000 Monday for calling referee Jack Nies "gutless" after being ejected from a game against the Orlando Magic. Barkley was thrown out of Friday night's game for his second technical foul with 9:02 remaining and the Rockets trailing by 18 points. He received his first technical for protesting the lack of a call during the second quarter. He drew his second technical after complaining that he was held while going after a pass. The Rockets lost the game, 100-75. Football ST. LOUIS — St. Louis Rams defensive coordinator Bud Carson retired Monday, citing health reasons. Carson, who turns 67 next month, was lured out of retirement last year. Under his guidance, the Rams' defense improved in 25 of 28 categories. But at a news conference Monday afternoon, Carson said a respiratory condition was forcing him to step down and return to his home in Sarasota, Florida. ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Tight end Lonnie Johnson agreed Monday to a one-year contract with the Buffalo Bills after receiving little attention from other teams as a free agent. Johnson has been a three-year starter with the Bills, and his 129 catches over that span are fifth most among NFL tight ends during the same period. Still, his availability did not interest many other teams. Tennis PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — After 102 weeks with Pete Sampras atop the rankings, tennis has a new No. 1 player. Chile's Marcelo Rios, who never has won a Grand Slam tournament, replaced Sampras today at the top of the ATP Tour rankings — the first South American to hold that position since the rankings began in 1973. The 22- year-old Rios vaulted from No. 3 past Sampras by winning the Lipton Championship Sunday, beating Andre Agassi 7-5, 6-3, 6-4. HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Jennifer Capriati, playing in only her second match of the year, again lost in the first round, when Lori McNeil beat her Monday in the Family Circle Cup at Sea Pines Racquet Club. Capriati, a former top 10 player sidelined for a two months by elbow and shoulder injuries, was beaten 6-7 (7-4), 6-4,6-4, but it was better than the last time. 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