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THURSDAY, JUNE 29,2006 SPORTS THE HAYS DAILY NEWS B3 Agassi, Sharapova cruise WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Andre Agassi, playing his 14th ahd last Wimbledon, advanced to the third round today with a 6-4, 7 j 6 (2), 6-4 win over Andreas Seppi of Italy. ''•'The 36-year-old American, the oldest player in the men's draw, dropped serve only once — in the first game of the second set — and broke three times to subdue the 68th-ranked Seppi. l '' Just as he had after his opening round victory Tuesday on Centre Court, Agassi received a raucous standing ovation from the fans on Court 1. Agassi, who won the first at his eight Grand Slam titles Here in 1992, announced last weekend that he will retire after the U.S. Open in September. Agassi will next face the winner of today's match between French Open champion Rafael Nadal and American qualifier Robert Kendrick. Maria Sharapova, the 2004 women's champion, overpowered Ashley Harkleroad 6-2,6-2 in 67 minutes. The match was slightly tougher than her 51-minute 6-2, 60 win the previous day over Anna Smashnova. "I didn't think I had enough of a phallenge to see where my game was at in the first round," the third-seeded Russian said. 'The points were very quick. But today 1 played a few rallies and I definitely did a lot of good things." Sharapova had too much power and consistency for the 76th- ranked American, who had reached the second round for only the first time in four attempts. Sharapova, her shriek-like grunts carrying beyond the Court 2 stands, took control by winning 14 of 15 points at one stretch in the first set. She fin- . ished with 27 winners and 12 unforced errors. Harkleroad, mostly oh the defensive, had four winners and seven errors. Sharapova saved a break point —•the only one she faced — and needed five iriatch' points before 1 • ; ' " r she closed out this contest wheri' r ' Harkleroad 1 sent a backhand'wide] "I definitely played pretty solid today," Sharapova. said. "But it's only going to get tougher from here. It's a matter of stepping it up and coming up with the goods when I need it." '• : Defending champion and three-time winner Venus Williams was up later against Lisa Raymond, with top-seeded Amelie Mauresmo facing Saman- th'a Stosur.' ,0n the men's side, 2002 winner Lleyton Hewitt and two-time runner-up Andy Roddick were also scheduled to play second-round matches. .Getting the day off was Roger Federer, who says he's never be.en in such dominant form so early in the championships — a sqary.thought for any player planning to stop him from winning his fourth straight title on the All England Club grass. MICHAEL DWYER/Associated Press New York Mets pitcher Pedro Martinez waves to fans as he heads for the bullpen to warm up before Wednesday night's game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston. Red Sox rough up Podro By HOWARD ULMAN ASSOCIATED PRESS BOSTON — Pedro Martinez was touched by the fans and tagged by the Red Sox. Boston's former ace signed autographs when he arrived at Fenway Park and heard an adoring crowd chant "Pedro! Pedro!" as he warmed up before the bottom of the first. Then he gave up four runs in that inning, four more in the third and spent the rest of the game on the sidelines as baseball's hottest team went on to a 10-2 win over the New York . .Mets* on ? Wednesday i night. '"' l : h ;V:;,^t,'aft^r.Ki's'%5i's,t:|iei;ifdrmance in two sea- 1 sons with the Mets, the right-hander who won two Cy Young Awards with the Red Sox and the hearts of their fans still flashed the charming smile they had seen so often during his seven seasons in Boston. "It's not disappointing at all," Martinez said. "The reception I got, I will always remember that as one of the best moments of my life." When Jason Varitek came to bat against his former batterymate, it was a strange moment. "It was very weird," he said, but "he got the respect and ovation from the fans that he so well deserved." Boston extended its winning streak to 11 games — all against NL teams and its longest in 11 years. Martinez (7-4) allowed eight runs, six earned, and admitted he was caught up in the emotion of the moment. His ERA rose from 3.01 to 3.45. He gave up seven hits, two walks and struck out one. He is 2-4 in his last 11 starts after winning his first five. "Obviously, he didn't have his good stuff," Mets manager Willie Randolph said. "Coming back here was a lot for him and I guess he didn't have the focus that he normally has." Boston's newest pitching star, Josh Beckett, yielded two runs and five hits with seven strikeouts and one walk in 7% innings, five days after retiring his first 16 batters in a 10-2 win over Philadelphia. As he left the mound he got a loud ovation and tipped his cap. "They went more nuts for Pedro than for me," he said. Beckett (10-3) tied'for the 1 KL lead in victories and his ERA dropped from 4.84 to 4.64 as Boston improved to 13-1 in interleague play, the best mark in baseball. The Mets scored on Carlos Delgado's 22nd homer in the fourth and Jose Valentin's eighth in the seventh. "You've got to go out and focus on what you have to do and not worry about all the other stuff," Beckett said of Martinez's return. Martinez left the Red Sox as a free agent after helping them win their first World Series title in 86 years in 2004. He signed a $53 million, four-year contract, one more season than Boston offered. The eight runs were the most Martinez has given up since Sept. 19, 2004, when he allowed eight in an 11-1 loss at Yankee Stadium. The three innings were his fewest since Sept. 26, 2003, at Tampa Bay when he was pulled early from a playoff tuneup. "I didn't have anything," he said. "I couldn't spot the ball well and the Red Sox are a hot team right now and will probably unload on anybody." U,S, Women's Open could provide more drama NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The U.S. Women's Open has a tough act to follow. The LPGA Tour has produced the two most spectacular conclu- sipns at major championships this year, shots that rank among the most memorable in any Grand Slam event. t',It started with Karrie Webb holing out a wedge from 116 yards on the final hole at the Kraft Nabisco Championship, screaming in delight and sprinting into the arms of her caddie. She wound up beating Lorena Ochoa with a birdie on the first extra hole, and the playoff nearly included Michelle Wie until the 16-year-old lipped out a 10-foot birdie putt. ;LEGION: Jacobs , loses in Game 1 CQNTINUEP FROM PAGE 01 In Game 1, Hays took 8-0 and . 10-6 leads, but Dodge City rallied for the win with a five-run third. Hays issued 18 walks and committed six errors In the game. J Casey Jacobs (0-3) took the lo'as, going 2X innings. He gave up six hits, striking out one and walking seven. '"Clayton Karst went 3-for-4 with two RBIs, while Ryan Windholz doubled, with two runs scored and four RBIs. J Hays Legion games for this weekend's Wild West Fest Tournament have been canceled due to a lack of teams. ' Then came another playoff at the LPGA Championship, where Webb got a dose of her own medicine. She was on the verge of capturing the second leg of the Grand Slam when Se Ri Pak hit a 4-iron utility club from 201 yards and took a good hop on the green, climbed over a ridge and didn't stop rolling until it was 2 inches from the cup. The reaction looked familiar. Pak burst into a bright smile and jumped into her caddie's arm. What does Newport Country Club hold? "I don't know," Webb said. "I don't know what the last hole is." For the record, it's a par 4 that measures 440 yards — long even by PGA Tour standards — to an elevated green. Par might be a good score and besides, the U.S. Women's Open is where players are more likely to pull out their hair than jump for joy. This tournament is known more for survival. The final practice rounds concluded Wednesday afternoon as a soupy fog rolled in off the Atlantic Ocean, giving this historic club an even greater feel of a British Open. The course is the longest for a U.S. Women's Open at sea level — 6,564 yards — and resembles a links course with its tattered bunkers, rolling fairways and native grasses framing the fairways. News Hodlne HDN (436) GoiNewstoReportP Call: 628-1081 1-800-657-6017 "HDN (436) on your Nex-Tech Wireless phone Help us stay on top of the latest news and weather. Now you also can dial *436 on your Nex-Tech Wireless phone when you see news or weather events happening. Each time you report news from your wireless phone you'll be entered to win a free t-shirt from Nex-Tech Wireless. Also, visit the Nex-Tech Wireless website at www.nex4echwireless.com to register for a year's subscription to the Hays Daily News Celtics acquire point guard WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) - The Boston Celtics selected Villanovp guard Randy Foye with the No. 7 pick in the NBA draft Wednesday night, then promptly traded him to the Portland Trail Blazers for Sebastian Telfair in a five-player deal. The Blazers then shipped Foye's rights to Minnesota for Brandon Roy, the Washington guard who was taken sixth by the Timberwolves. In the deal with Portland, Boston also received center Theo Ratliff and a second-round draft pick in 2008 in return for Foye, forward Raef LaFrentz, point guard Dan Dickau and cash considerations. The Celtics were expected to draft a point guard, and earlier this week worked out Foye, Connecticut's Marcus Williams and Kentucky's Rajon Rondo, but opted instead to go with a player with NBA experience. The Celtics later acquired the rights to Rondo from Phoenix, which took him with the No. 21 pick. Boston also received Brian This place is so old, it still doesn't have an irrigation system, letting Mother Nature dictate whether Newport plays firm and fast or long and lush. Mother Nature has had plenty to say this week. Storm systems dumped 13 inches on the venerable course during the last six weeks, and 3!* inches last weekend alone. "It's not a traditional U.S. Open course by any means," said Webb, who won her two U.S. Opens at Pine Needles in North Carolina and the Merit Club outside Chicago. "I think you feel more like you're playing The British Open. But like any U.S. Open course, it's got its challenges. It's playing very long." Grant in exchange for a first- round pick next year that the Celtics had acquired from Cleveland. "We felt like speed is the way the game is going right now," said Danny Ainge, the Celtics executive director of basketball operations. "You see in Chicago and you see in Dallas all those different teams playing multiple point guards at one time. I don't think you can have too many." In two years with Portland, Telfair averaged 8.1 points and 3.5 assists. He averaged 12.6 points and four assists through the first eight games last season, but lost his starting job after injuring his thumb. The 21-year-old Telfair was drafted out of New York's Lincoln High School with the No. 13 pick of the 2004 draft. The 6-foot-4 Foye was a first- team Ail-American as a senior last year at Villanova after averaging 20.5 points and 5.7 rebounds. He led the Wildcats in scoring and was second in rebounds, assists and steals. DRAFT: UConn players picked CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 "Everyone has strengths, weaknesses, etc.," Colangelo said. "But, at the end of the day, it came down that we felt that Andrea Bargnani was really the best pick for the future of this organization going forward. It's not about today. It's about today and tomorrow, and we think that Andrea is a player that's not only going to help us in the short run, but we think he's going to grow into a terrific star in this league." The 6-foot-10 Bargnani has drawn comparisons to the Dallas Mavericks' All-Star because of his outside shooting skills. Playing last season for Benetton Treviso in Italy's Lega A, Bargnani shot 37 percent from 3-point range. He's the second straight foreign-born No. 1 pick after Milwaukee chose Andrew Bogut of Australia from the University of Utah last year. Bargnani is the first No. 1 pick to not play college or high school basketball in the United States since Houston took Yao Ming in 2002. "I hope to help the team as soon as possible," Bargnani said. "I'm a young player, I know that I will find a lot of tough moments because it's a new league and I'm used to playing in Europe." Gonzaga star Adam Morrison hoped to go first, but couldn't complain after Charlotte took him third with the Bobcats' first since pick Michael Jordan became a part owner of the team in charge of the basketball operations earlier this month. The mustachioed All-American led the nation in scoring as a junior with 28.1 points per game. "It would be awesome if I could get some hands-on instruction from Mike," Morrison said. NBA DRAR SELECTIONS. wireless > THE VOICE OF THE HIQH FVAW8 • Parliitirmy toyetlier ID keen Hit; community mtimiieil! Double Home run Page B2. "Any time the greatest player of all-time is telling you what to do ... if he told me how to tie my shoes a certain way, I would probably listen." Connecticut had a big night, tying a record with four players — Gay, Hilton Armstrong, Marcus Williams and Josh Boone — taken in the first round. Denham Brown, another former Huskies player, went in the second. The draft ended with deputy commissioner and fan favorite Russ Granik announcing Iowa State's Will Blalock to Detroit with the last pick. The remaining fans chanted "One more year!" for Granik, who's leaving his position July 1. • • • ST. LOUIS — Former Missouri guard Thomas Gardner, who left school after his junior season to enter the NBA draft, was not picked Wednesday night. Gardner was second in the Big 12 with a 19.7-point average, and his decision to sign an agent and go pro was influenced by the Tigers' coaching change. Quin Snyder resigned in February and has been replaced by Mike Anderson. PUBLIC NOTICES As taxpayers and citizens, we have a right to know about decisions and activities of our government. Public notices are legally required publications of certain Important government records and of court proceedings and notifications. Find public notices online at publlcnqtlces.hdnews.net. (First published in The Hays Daily News June 29, 2006) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF ELLIS COUNTY, KANSAS CITY OF HAYS, KANSAS, Plaintiff, vs. Case No. 06-CV-122 WEIS FIRE & SAFETY EQUIPMENT, HAYS FORD-TOYOTA-LINCOLN- MERCURY. HAYS FIRE EQUIPMENT SALES & SERVICE, INC., John Doe and Jane Doe and the unknown heirs, executors, administrators, devisees, trustees, creditors, and assigns of such of the Defendant as may be deceased; the unknown spouses of the Defendant; the unknown officers, successors, trustees, creditors, and assigns of such Defendant as are existing, dissolved or dormant corporations; the unknown executors, administrators, devisees, trustees, creditors, successors, and assigns of such Defendant as are or were partners or in partnership, and the unknown guardians and trustees of such of the Defendant as are minors or are in any wise under legal disability; the unknown heirs, executors, administrators, devisees, trustees, creditors, and assigns of any of the Defendant who are deceased. Defendants. NOTICE OF SUIT THE STATE OF KANSAS TO WEIS FIRE & SAFETY EQUIPMENT, HAYS FORD-TOYOTA-LINCOLN- MERCURY, HAYS FIRE EQUIPMENT SALES & SERVICE, INC., AND ALL OTHER PERSONS WHO ARE OR MAY BE CONCERNED: You are hereby notified that a Petition has been filed In Ellis County District Court by the City of Hays, Kansas praying for an order quieting title of a 1974 Ford Ladder/Fire truck, VIN #D80CVU05585, and you are hereby required to plead to the Petition on or before the 11th day of August, 2006, at 10:00 a.m. In the Ellis County District Court, Hays, Kansas. If you fail to plead, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon the Petition. CITY OF HAYS, KANSAS, Plaintiff JOHNT. BIRD, #8419 Glassman, Bird, Braun & Schwartz, L.L.P. 200 West 13th Street P.O. Box 727 Hays, Kansas 67601 766-626-6919 Attorney for Plaintiff (Last published in The Hays Dally News July 13.2006)

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