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B2 THE HAYS DAILY NEWS SHUTS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28,2006 SCOREBOARD Local Calendar Today Baseball Larks at Liberal, 6 p.m. (DH) Legion at Dodge City, 6 p.m. (DH) Junior Legion vs. Sallna at Larks Park, 6 p.m.(DH). Thursday Baseball Larks at Liberal, 7 p.m. (1-9). Friday Bawball Legion & Junior Legion at Wild West Tournament, TBA. Renegades at Plalnville, 6:30 p.m. (DH). Saturday Baseball Larks vs. Amarlllo, Texas at Larks Park, 7:30 p.m. (Downlng-Nelson OH) Legion 4 Junior Legion at Wild West Tournament, TBA. Sunday Baseball Larks vs. Amarillo, Texas at Larks Park, 7:30 p.m. (Pacific Life) Legion & Junior Legion al Wild West Tournament, TBA. Baseball Major league standings American League East Division W L Pet QB Boston 46 28 .622 — New York 43 32 .573 3tt Toronto 42 34 .553 5 Baltimore 35 42 .455 12% Tampa Bay 33 45 .423 15 Central Division W L Pet QB Detroit 53 25 .879 — Chicago 50 26 .658 2 Minnesota 41 35 .539 11 Cleveland 35 41 .461 17 Kansas City 25 50 .333 26% West Division W L Pet QB Oakland • 41 35 .539 — Texas 40 37 .519 1 </i Seattle 39 39 .500 3 Los Angeles 35 42 .455 6V4 Tuesday's results Boston 9, N.Y. Mels 4 Detroit 4, Houston 0 Atlanta 5, N.Y. Yankees 2 Florida 8, Tampa Bay 4 Chicago White Sox 4, Pittsburgh 2 Philadelphia at Baltimore (ppd, rain) Toronto 6, Washington 0 Kansas City 9, Cincinnati 8 Cleveland 3, St. Louis 1 Minnesota 9, L.A. Dodgers 2 Seattle 11, Arizona 7 San Diego 3, Oakland 0 Colorado 12, L.A. Angels 4 San Francisco 5, Texas 3 Wednesday's games Atlanta (Smoltz 4-5) al N.Y. Yankees (Wang 8-3), 12:05 p.m. Houston (Pettitte 6-8) at Detroit (Verlander 94), 12:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Perez 4-2) at Minnesota (J.Santana 8-4), 12:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Hamels 1-3) at Baltimore (Bedard 7-6), 12:35 p.m., 1st game Philadelphia (Mathleson 0-1) at Baltimore (Benson 6-5), 6:05 p.m., 2nd game N.Y. Mats (P.Martinez 7-3) at Boston (Beckett 9-3), 6:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Possum 2-3) at Florida (Olsen 63), 6:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Garcia 9-4) al Pittsburgh (Maholm 2-6), 6:05 p.m. Washington '(Hill '1-2J' a't'Toronto '(Lilly 7-7), • Kansas City (Elarton 3-8) at Cincinnati (Harang 8-5), 6:10 p.m. Cleveland (Westbrook 6-3) at St. Louis (Carpenter 6-3), 7: 10 p.m. Seattle (F.Hernandez 7-7) at Arizona (Ed.Gonzalez 0-1), 8:40 p.m. Oakland (Blanton 7-6) at San Diego (Hensley 4-6), 9:05 p.m. Colorado (Francis 5-7) at L.A. Angels (E.San- tana 8-3), 9:05 p.m. Texas (Rhelnecker 3-1) at San Francisco (Lowry 2-5), 9:15 p.m. Thursday's games Chicago White Sox (Contreras 8-0) at Pittsburgh (Duke 5-7), 1 1:35 a.m. Oakland (Haren 6-6) at San Diego (Peavy 48), 2:35 p.m. Texas (Koronka 6-4) at San Francisco (Schmidt 6-3), 2:35 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Glavine 11-2) at Boston (Schilling 9-2), 6:05 p.m. Philadelphia (Madson 7-5) at Baltimore (R.Lopez 5-8), 6:05 p.m. Washington (Patterson 1-1) at Toronto (Halladay 9-2), 6:07 p.m. Kansas City (Keppel 0-4) at Cincinnati (Arroyo 5-4), 6: 10 p.m. Seattle (Meche 7-4) at Arizona '(En.Gonzalez 2-1), 8:40 p.m. National League East Division W L Pet QB New York 47 29 .618 — Philadelphia 35 40 .467 11'/z Florida 34 40 .459 12 Atlanta 33 45 .423 15 Washington 33 45 .423 15 Central Division W L Pet GB St. Louis 42 34 .553 — Cincinnati 41 36 .532 1 '/> Milwaukee 39 39 .500 4 Houston 38 40 .487 5 Chicago 28 48 .368 14 Pittsburgh 26 52 .333 17 West Division W L Pet GB San Diego 40 36 .526 — Los Angeles 40 37 .519 V4 Colorado 39 38 .506 1% San Francisco 38 38 ,500 2 Arizona 37 40 .481 3V4 Tuesday's results Milwaukee 8, Chicago Cubs 5 Today's games Milwaukee (Bush 5-6) at Chicago Cubs (Marmol 1-2), 1:20 p.m. Thursday's gamei Milwaukee (Davis 4-5) at Chicago Cubs (Prior 0-2), 1:20 p.m. Major league boxscore Interleague Royals 9, Reds 8 KANSAS CITY CINCINNATI ab r h bl ab r h bl DJesus ct 3111 FLopez ss 5010 Grdzln 2b 4110 Dunn If 4 1 .2 1 RSndrs rt 3100 GrI Jr. ct 4112 Brown II 4334 Aunlia 3b 5120 Gtflnno 3b 4010 Httberg 1b 6222 Dssens p 0000 Kearns rf 4121 Atteldt p 0000 BPhllps 2b 5110 Stairs ph 1112 Ross c 4011 Burgos p 0000 Milton p 2110 Mntkw 1b 5011 Stndrdg p 0000 Berroa ss 4000 Yan p 0000 Buck c 4121 Freel ph 1000 MWood p 1000 Merckr p 0000 Wllmyr p 1000 Vlentin ph 1001 EGrmn ph 0100 McCkn pr 0000 Sisco p 0000 CoHey p 0000 Teahen 3b 1000 Totals 35 9 10 9 Total* 40 8 13 a Kansas City ........................ 010 014 102—9 Cincinnati .............................. 005 000 021—8 E— RSanders (2), BPhllllps (6). DP— Cincinnati 1. LOB— Kansas City 6, Cincinnati 8. 2B— Brown 2 (20), Grattanlno (11), Aurllla (13), Milton (2). HR— DeJesus (3), Brown (6), Stairs (7), Buck (6), Griffey Jr. (14), Hatteberg (5). S— Grudzielanek. SF— Brown. IP H HER BB 80 Kansas City MWood 3% 75411 Wellemeyer 2X 00003 Sisco « 10010 Desaens J4 4 2 2 0 0 Alfeldt W.3-5 % 00010 Burgos S.13 1 11101 Cincinnati Milton 5% 76623 StandrWge H 0 1 1 2 1 Yan 100010 Mercker 1 10000 Coffey 1,3-2 1 22201 Slandridge pitched to 2 batters In the 7th. WP—Desserts. Umpires—Home, Larry Pondno; First, Rob Drake; Third, Ed Hlckox. T—3:07. A—21,420 (42.271). Major league linescores Interleague Blue Jays 6, Nationals 0 Washington 000 000 000—4) 6 9 Toronto 020 001 03x—6 8 0 ROrtlz, Bergmann (7), Bray (8) and Schneider; Burnett and BMollna. W—Burner! 1-1. L— ROrtlz 5-6. HRs—Toronto, Overbay (11), AHIII (2). Marlins 8, Devil Rays 4 Tampa Bay 000 000 310—4 9 1 Florida 001 322 OOx—8 8 0 Kazmlr, EJackson (6), Harvllle (7) end Paul; Nolasco, Herges (7), Messenger (9) and Olivo. W—Nolasco 6-4. L—Kazmlr 9-5. HH»—Tampa Bay, JLugo (8), Huff (5), Norton (4), Branyan (9). Florida, MiCabrera (12), Ollvo 2 (8). WHIte Sox 4, Pirates 2 Chicago (AL) 210 000 001—4 15 0 Pittsburgh 000 010 100—2 7 1 Buehrle, McCarthy (8), Jenks (9) and Plerzynskl; Snell, Capps (6), STorres (8), Grabow (9) and Paulino. W—Buehrle 9-4. L— Snell 7-5. Sv—Jenks (23). HR—Pittsburgh, CWilson (12). Tigers 4, Astros 0 Houston 000 000 000—0 7 2 Detroit 000 000 31 x—4 5 1 Clemens, Wheeler (7), Nleve (8) and Ausmus; Robertson, Zumaya (8), TJones (9) and IRodriguez. W—Robertson 8-3. L—Clemens 02. HR—Detroit, AGomez (1). Braves 5, Yankees 2 Atlanta 010 000 112—5 11 0 New York (AL) 000 000 101—2 9 0 HoRamirez, JoSosa (9) and McCann; JSWrlght, Villone (7), Beam (8), MMyers (8), Farnsworth (9), Smllh (9) and Posada. W—Ho- Ramirez 3-2. L—OSWright 4-5. HRs—Atlanta, LaRoche (12). New York, MeCabrera (2). Red Sox 9, Mets 4 New York (NL) 010 100 110—4 6 0 Boston 210 230 Olx—9 15 0 Solar, HBell (5). DSanchez (8) and Lo Duca; Lester, Tavarez (6), Hansen (8), Timlin (9) and Varitek. W—Lester 3-0. L—Soler 2-2. HRs— New York, Beltran (21), CDelgado (21), Marrero (5). Boston, Lowell (9), AGonzalez (4). Twins 9, Dodgers 2 Los Angeles (NL) ..000 100 100—2 6 2 Minnesota 060 012 OOx—9 15 2 DLowe, Beimel (6) and Martin; Llriano, Lohse (8) and Mauer. W—Llriano 8-1. L—DLowe 6-4. HRs—Los Angeles, Garclaparra (10), JKent (9). Indians 3, Cardinals 1 Cleveland 200 000 100—3 7 0 St. Louts 001 000 000—1 6 0 Sabathla, Wlckman (9) and VMartlnez; Reyes, Walnwright (6), Looper (8) and YMollna. W—Sabathla 6-4. L—Reyes 1-2. Sv—Wlckman (11). HR—Cleveland, Belllard (5). Mariners 11, Diamondbacks 7 Seattle 500 000 204—11 12 0 Arizona 310 000 300— 7 10 1 Washburn, Sherrill (7), JMateo (7), Guardado (7), Woods (8), Putz (9) and Johjlma; Webb, Medders (8), Lyon (9) and JEstrada. W—Woods 2-1. L—Lyon 1-2. Sv—Putz (13). HRs—Seattle, Johjima 2(10). Arizona, LGonzalez (6), ShGreen (8). Padres 3, Athletics 0 Oakland 000 000 000—0 5 1 San Diego 101 010 OOx—3 10 0 Zlto, Gaudin (6), Halsey (7) and Kendall; CY- oung, Adklns (7), Embree (7), Linebrlnk (8), Hoffman (9) and Piazza, Bowen (8). W—CYoung 73. L—Zito 8-4. Sv—Hoffman (19). '.'''"," .'"' Giants 5, Rangers 3 Texas 000 000 102—3 9 0 San Francisco 031 100 OOx—5 14 2 Millwood, Mahay (7), Feldman (7), Massel (8) and Barajas; Morris, Worrell (9), Accardo (9) and Alfonzo. W—Morris 6-7. L—Millwood 8-4. Sv— Accardo (2). HRs—Texas, Barajas (6). San Francisco, Winn (8). Rockies 12, Angels 4 Colorado 033 410 100—12 18 0 Los Angeles 200 001 010— 4 10 2 Cook, King (8) and Closser; JfWeaver, Gregg (3), HCarrasco (6), Donnelly (B), Romero (9) and Napoli. W—Cook 6-7. L—JfWeaver 3-10. HRs—Colorado, Hawpe (14). Los Angeles, Quinlan (3). National League Brewers 8, Cubs 5 .Milwaukee 001 110 104—8 8 0 Chicago 000 021 020—5 9 2 Jackson, Kolb (6), Capellan (7), BShouse (8), Turnbow (9) and DMiller; CZambrano, Dempster (9), Eyre (9), Howry (9) and HBIanco. W— BShouse 1-0. L—Dempster 1-4. Sv—Turnbow (22). HRs—Milwaukee, CaLee (25). Chicago, ARamirez (14), CZambrano (2). Soccer World Cup Schedule / results Second round Tuesday's results At Dortmund, Germany Brazil 3, Ghana 0 At Hanover, Germany France 3, Spain 1 Quarterfinals Friday's games At Berlin Germany vs. Argentina, 10 a.m. At Hamburg, Germany Italy vs. Ukraine, 2 p.m. Saturday, July 1 At Gelsenklrchen, Germany England vs.Portugal, 10 a.m. At Frankfurt, Germany Brazil vs. Fiance, 2 p.m. Semifinals Tuesday, July 4 At Dortmund, Germany Germany-Argentina winner vs. Italy-Ukraine winner, 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 5 At Munich, Germany England-Portugal winner vs. Brazil-France winner, 2p.m. con PGA scores Booz Allen Classic At TPC at Avenel Potomac, Md. Purse: SS million Yardage: 6,987; Par: 71 Final Curtis, $900,000 62-65-67-70—264 Andrade, $330,000 69-68-88-64—269 Harrington, $330,000 70-6S-68-66—269 O'Hern, $330,000 74-64-64-67—269 Strieker, $330,000 68-67-66-68—269 Crane, $167,500 68-68-68-66—270 Qove, $167,500 63-68-71-68—270 Qulgley, $167,500 69-63-67-71—270 Chopra, $140,000 69-65-67-70—271 Allenby, $140,000 68-68-66-69—271 Coceres, $120,000 64-64-78-67—273 Allen, $120,000 70-67-68-68—273 Kaye, $83,125 68-70-70-66—274 Flesch, $83,125 65-71-72-66—274 Byrd, $83,125 70-66-70-68—274 Perry, $83,125 71-67-68-68—274 Siocum, $83,125 68-68-69-69—274 Maruyama, $83,125 72-65-67-70—274 Walte, $83,125 66-70-68-70—274 Kelly, $83,125 68-65-70-71—274 Branshaw, $52,000 73-67-67-68—275 Cox, $52.000 71-66-68-69—276 Ucklller II, $52,000 68-69-69-69—275 Gronbero.. $52,000 70-70-64-71—276 Bryant. $52,000 66-70-66-73—276 Armour III, $34,750 70-70-66-70—276 Funk, $34,760 71-88-69-68—276 Mohan, $34,760 69-71-69-67—276 Parry, $34,760 67-71-73-65—276 Auto Racing NASCAR Nextel Cup schedule/standings April 30 — Aaron's 499, Taflatfega, Ala. (Jtmmte Johnson) May 6 — Crown Royal 400, Richmond, V«. (Dale Earnhardt, Jr.) May 13—Dodge Charger 500, Darlington, S.C. (QregBffle) May 28 — Coca-Cola 600, Concord. N.C. (Kasey Kahne) Juns 4 — Neighborhood Excellence 400, Dover, Del. (Matt Kenseth) June 11 — Pocono 500, Long Pond, Pa. (Denny Hamlln) June 18 — 3M Performance 400, Brooklyn, Mich. (Kasey Kahne) June 25 — Dodge/Save Mart 350, Sonoma, Calif. (Jeff Gordon) July 1 — Pepsi 400, Daytona Beach, Fla. July 9 — USQ Sheetrock 400, Jollet, II July 16 — New England 300, London, N.H. July 23 — Pennsylvania 500, Long Pond, Pa. Aug. 6 — Allstate 400 at the Brickyard, Indianapolis Aug. 13 — TBA. Walklns Glen, N.Y. Aug. 20 — QfS Marketplace 400, Brooklyn, Mich. Aug. 26 — Sharpie 500, Bristol, Tenn. Sept. 3 — Sony HD 500, Fonlana, Calif. Sept. 9 — Chevy Rock & Roll 400, Richmond, Va. Sept. 17 — Sytvania 300, Loudon, N.H. Sept. 24 — Dover (Del.) 400 Oct. 1 — Banquet 400, Kansas City, Kan. Oct. 8 — UAW-Ford 500, TaHadega, Ala. Oct. 14 — Bank of America 500, Concord, N.C. Oct. 22 — Subway 500, Martinsvllle. Va. Oct. 29 — Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500, Hampton, Ga. Nov. 5 — Dickies 500, Fort Worth, Texas Nov. 12 — Checker Auto Parts 500, Avondale, Ariz. Nov. 19 — Ford 400, Homestead, Fla. Driver Standings I.Jimmle Johnson, 2,434 2. Matt Kenseth, 2,333 3. Kasey Kahne, 2,121 4. Mark Martin, 2,113 5. Dale Earnhardt, Jr., 2,105 6. Jeff Burton, 2,034 7. Tony Stewart, 2,012 8. Jeff Gordon, 1,986 9. Greg Biffle, 1,967 10. Kevin Harvlck, 1,945 11. Denny Hamlin, 1,936 t2. Kyle Busch, 1,925 13. Carl Edwards, 1,872 14. Kurt Busch, 1,780 15. Casey Meats, 1,757 16. Jamie McMurray, 1,733 17. Ryan Newman, 1,730 18. Clint Bowyer, 1,665 19. Elliott Sadler, 1,644 20. Brian Vickers, 1,619 local Results Renegades linescores Game 1 Phllllpsburg 16, Hays 6 (5 Innings) Phllllpsburg 651 04 — 16 13 1 Hays (8-9) 12300— 647 Morgan and Hadley; Willholl, Karst (2) and Sanders. W — Morgan. L — Willhoft (2-3). Qame notes Hays gave up six runs In the first and five In the second in the first game of a doubleheader. The Renegades also committed seven errors and were held to four hits. Game 2 Hays 10, Philllpsburg 8 (5 Innings) Phllllpsburg 032 21—8 73 Hays (9-9) 433 Ox —10 10 4 Horn and Wood; Morltz, Hart (4) and Sanders. W — Morltz (1-0). L — Horn. 3B — Vonllntel 2, Hays. Qame notes Hays broke a three-game losing streak with a victory in the second game of the doubleheader. Daniel Moritz was the starter and winner In his first decision of the season. Jacob Vonllntel hit a pair 9! triples and scored a run, while T-C. Clalr.. also had two hits and'scdr'ed two-'runs In Hay^ 10-hlt attack. Renegades next acton: Friday at Plalnville, 6:30 p.m. DH. Transactions Baseball Major League Baseball MLB —Suspended Philadelphia manager Charlie Manuel one game and lined him an undisclosed amount for his aggressive actions during an argument with umpire Bill Miller during a June 17 game. American League BOSTON RED SOX —Released 1B J.T. Snow. NEW YORK YANKEES —Placed 28 Robinson Cano on the 15-day DL, retroactive to June 26. Recalled INF Nick Green from Columbus of the IL. TORONTO BLUE JAYS —Activated RHP Pele Walker from the 15-day DL. Sent RHP Josh Towers outright lo Syracuse of the IL. National League CHICAGO CUBS —Recalled C Geovany Solo from Iowa ol the PCL. Activated RHP Scott Williamson from the 15-day DL. Optioned INF Tony Womack and RHP David Aardsma to Iowa. Signed 1B-OF Tyler Colvln. CINCINNATI REDS —Activated RHP Matt Bellsle from the 15-day DL. LOS ANGELES DODGERS —Acquired LHP Mark Hendrlckson, C Toby Hall and $1 million from Tampa Bay for RHP Jae Seo, C Dloner Navarro and a player to be named. Placed RHP Brett Tomko on the 15-day DL, retroactive to June 24. v PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES —Announced RHP Brett Myers will take a leave of absence through the All-Star break. PITTSBURGH PIRATES —Designated RHP Ryan Vogelsong for assignment. Recalled RHP Jonah Bayllss from Indianapolis of the IL. Basketball National Basketball Association INDIANA PACERS —Announced F Peja Stojakovic opted out of the final year ol his contract to become a free agent. NEW ORLEANS HORNETS —Agreed to terms with Byron Scott, coach, on a three-year contract extension. TORONTO RAPTORS —Exercised their option on the contracts of F Charlie Vlllanueva and F Joey Graham for the 2008-09 season. Football National Football League BALTIMORE RAVENS —Agreed to terms with S Ed Reed on a six-year contract extension. Hockey National Hockey League BOSTON BRUINS —Fired Mike Sullivan, coach. CAROLINA HURRICANES —Re-signed D Frantlsek Kaberle lo a four-year contract. TV Calendar Today BOXING 9p.m. ESPN2 — Heavyweights, Domlnlck Guinn (26-3-1) vs. Tony Thompson (27-1-0), at San Jose, Calif. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ' 6p.m. ESPN2 — N.Y. Mels al Boston WON — Chicago White Sox al Pittsburgh FSN — Kansas City at Cincinnati NBA BASKETBALL 6:30 p.m. ESPN — NBA Draft at New York. Thursday GOLF 1 p.m. ESPN — USGA, U.S. Woman's Open Championship, first round, at Newport, R.I. 3 p.m. USA — PGA Tour, Bulck Championship, first round, at Cromwell, Conn. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1:10 p.m. WON — Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs 8p.m. ESPN — N.Y. Mets at Boston FSN — Kansas City al Clnclnattl TENNIS 7a.m. E8PN2 — Wimbledon Championships, early round, at London. World Cup MICHAEL SOHN /Associated Press Brazil's Ronaldo, left, celebrates with teammates Kaka, right, and Adriano after scoring for his team during the Brazil vs Ghana Round of 16 World Cup soccer match Tuesday at Dortmund's Stadium, Germany. Brazil satisfied despite shaky performance DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Brazil loudly celebrated its 3-0 victory over Ghana, which despite the score provided a tough challenge for the five-time champions. Next up: a rematch of the 1998 final against France. "The World Cup is very difficult," coach Carlos Alberto Parreira said Tuesday. "There's no point in having control or playing very well or shooting at the goal. The thing is to win the important games, and we did that." Even though the five-time champions were . outplayed at times. ' . . "°; 'TOe'AMcan squad, ma^^ appearance, controlled possession arid outshbt ' the Brazilians 25-21. Ghana's shots, however, were either just off the mark or well within reach of Brazil goalkeeper Dida. And Brazil had Ronaldo. Ronaldo netted his 15th World Cup goal in the fifth minute, putting him past German Gerd Mueller as the tournament's all-time leading scorer. Adriano added another in first-half injury-time, and Ze Roberto closed the scoring in the 84th. The striker scored in the fifth minute. He broke through an offside trap, received a perfect through pass from Kaka,'broke down goalkeeper Richard Kingson with a nifty stepover and shot it just as defender John Pantsil arrived. "It was never my goal (to break the record)," Ronaldo said. "It just happened match after match. "I want to continue to increase the record, but without forgetting that the main goal in the World Cup is winning the title," Ronaldo said. "We know that we are going to face more difficult rivals every time, and we have to be prepared for that." They must prepare for the French, who beat them in the 1998 title game in St. Denis, just outside Paris. France surprised Spain 3-1 at Hanover. And they can't afford any leaks in the defense, as they occasionally displayed Tuesday, or any lulls. "I drew attention of my players at halftime because we made many mistakes," Parreira said. "We made many mistakes because we hurried the ball. In the second half, after the first 15 minutes, we improved and balanced out." The Ghanians picked up six yellow cards and one red after Asamoah Gyan was booked for a second time for diving. The African squad committed 24 fouls against Brazil's 18. "Maybe the referee was a little too quick to bring his cards out today," Ghana midfielder Sul- LUCA BRUNO/Associated Press France's Zinedine Zidanel right, is trailed by ! teammate Sidney Govou as he celebrates Tuesday after scoring in the second half of the Spain vs. France World Cup Round of 16 soccer match at World Cup stadium in Hanover, Germany. ley Muntari said. "This was a problem for us because when we tried to impose ourselves in midfield, we couldn't tackle without worrying about getting a yellow or a red card." France 3, Spain 1 At Hanover, Zinedine Zidane took the free kick that made the difference in the 83rd minute. It curled into the goalmouth, where it eventually found an onrushing Patrick Vieira, who headed it off the body of Spain's Sergio Ramos and into the net. A few minutes later Zidane scored a goal of his own. Spain first got its hopes up in 28th minute, when Lilian Thuram stepped on the foot of Pablo Ibanez in the penalty area, giving refpree Christiano Copelli no option but to point to the spot Valencia's David Villa slotted it perfectly, low in the left corner just out of the reach of Fabien Barthez. ' The game turned France's way in the 41st minute. Vieira sent a lightning-quick Franck Ribery into open space with a pass, and the winger swept the ball past Iker Casillas with his right foot and put it home with his left, just ahead of two onrushing defenders. After the game, Zidane's smile was as genial as ever before, the twinkle in his eyes as sparkling. Only the ruddy crow's feet around his eyes showed that eight years had passed since France's last title. "The adventure continues," he said. "We didn't want it to stop." Briefs Phillies pitcher Myers to take leave of absence PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Phillies pitcher Brett Myers will take a leave of absence through the All-Star break, saying he has embarrassed his family and the team with his arrest on charges that he hit his wife in the face. Myers, Philadelphia's best pitcher, said he asked the team for time off so he can "concentrate on this matter and make plans for whatever assistance is appropriate," He was arrested Friday in Boston and accused of striking his wife on a street not far from Fenway Park. NFL strengthens drug policy NEW YORK - The NFL has toughened up its drug policy, adding amphetamines to the list of banned performance-enhancers starting in 2007. Amphetamines were previously listed as a "substance-abuse drug," but are now in the same category as steroids and other enhancers that carry much stronger penalties. Next year will serve as a transition year, where a first positive test would bring a warning and put a player into the drug program. But in 2007, a first positive test will result in a four-game suspension, the same penalty now levied for positive steroids tests. Peja opts out of contract, wants to stay 'INDIANAPOLIS —Indiana Pacers forward Peja Stojakovic opted out of the final year of his contract, but wants to return to the team. Stojakovic took advantage of the early termination clause in his six-year deal and became a free agent in hopes of getting a raise and long-term contract, his agent said. Bruins fire coach Mike Sullivan BOSTON — Mike Sullivan was fired Tuesday after two seasons as coach of the Boston Bruins, incoming general manager Peter Chiarelli's first major move with the team. No replacement was announced. The Bruins finished last in the Northeast Division Sullivan last season. In 2003-04, Sullivan's first season, they lost In the first round of the playoffs. But former general manager Mike O'Connell chose not to retain many veterans during the lockout that wiped out the 8Q04- 05 season, a decision that helped lead to his firing March 25. I

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