The Indianapolis Star from Indianapolis, Indiana on July 23, 2001 · Page 21
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GolfM BasketballD3 BaseballD4-5 ScoreboardD6 Auto RacingD8 The Lmdianapolis Star Monday, July 23, 2001 Section D InfoLlne: 624-INFO (4636) Pitcher throws complete game as Tribe downs ToledoD5 Firebirds fall to Detroit, fail to earn playoff byeD7 CART gives Michigan one final race to remember Carpentier wins 1st race of his career as he comes out ahead in 5-car shootout at end. By Steve Ballard STAFF WRITER ... BROOKLYN, Mich. - A lame duck went out flying high Sunday at Michigan International Speedway. The last Championship Auto Racing Teams event in the foreseeable future on the lightning-fast 2-mile oval certainly gave the esti Jarrett squeezes his way to victory Veteran slips past teammate Rudd with less than 5 laps left to win New England 300. Knight Bidder Newspapers LOUDON, N.H. - If this is how the race for this year's Winston Cup championship is going to go. the next four months are . going to be BP 3 extremely ln- teresting. Dale Jarrett passed teammate Ricky Rudd with less than five laps to go Sunday to win the New England 300. Jeff Gordon, another 5 . ?f"' Dale Jarrett player in a three-way scrum for the championship, squeezed between Jarrett and Rudd to finish second in a race In which the trio led 280 of the 300 laps. Rudd had the lead for the restart after a late-race caution, but slipped wide off turn four on lap 296 to open the door for Jarrett. "I could tell on every restart that my car was a little better," Jarrett said. "I knew If I didn't take advantage in the first two laps after we went back to green I wasn't going to get a chance." As Jarrett worked underneath Rudd, their two Robert Yates-owned Fords made contact as Rudd gathered his car and tried to hold the lead. Jarrett completed the pass after they crossed the start-finish line, however, and Gordon swept Into second before Rudd fully recovered and settled for third. That's how they now stand atop the points standings. Jarrett and Gordon, who began the race tied in points, actually are still tied, since Gordon led the most laps (129 to 92 for Jarrett) and got five bonus points, but Jarrett technically is first with more victories (4-3). Rudd now trails them by 28. Women tackle tryouts for pro football team Indianapolis Vipers of the Women's American Football League attract 22 prospective players. By Phillip B. Wilson STAFF WRITER They came together to play football, many more curious than serious about suiting up in late October for the Indianapolis Vipers. That they were women playing a man's game didn't matter. - "It's a little bit off the wall," said Pittsburgh native Beth DeVinney, 33, who resides in Indianapolis, mated 40,000 who showed up something to remember. Patrick Carpentier, with a little help from fellow Canadian and For-sythe Racing teammate Alex Taglia-ni, notched his first career victory to cap a 10-lap, five-car shootout at the finish. The closing laps were reminiscent of last year's memorable duel between Juan Montoya and Michael Andretti, won by Montoya. Half a second separated the top five at the end of the Harrah's 500, which featured 60 lead changes two short of the series record set in this race last year among 11 drivers. Unofficially, the lead A hole-by-hole Top finishers Total David Duval 10 j Niclas Fasth t -7 I Ernie Els Darren Clarke -6 Miguel A. Jimenez f -6 Billy Maytalr j -6 lanWoosnam : -6 j Bernhard Langer -6 Four players tied for ninth at 5-under 279 British fortunes Duval is one of several golfers who have recently won their first major championship at the British Open: Year David Duval Paul Lawrie jjnj JJI Justin Leonard j '97 Tom Lehman '96 Ian Baker-Finch I '91 M. Calcavecchia '89 Nick Faldo I '87 Still looking Duval won his first major at 29. Players ranked in the top 12 who have yet to win a major: Age C. Montgomerle 38 j Darren Clarke Phil Mickelson I 32 ) Mike Weir Thomas Bjorn 30 Lee Westwood 28 Sergio Garcia j 21 j "but it's going to be a lot of fun." The new Women's American Football League franchise had a tryout for 22 prospective players on Sunday night at The Sport Zone four miles away from the West 56th Street headquarters of that "other" pro football team In town, the Colts. Prospective players included a horse trainer, school counselor, high school girls basketball coach, clothing retail manager, hospital worker and an assistant supermarket manager who gave birth to a See WOMEN Page 7 iili CART notes: Series officials look for new ways to slow their cars on high-speed ovals. Page D8 changed hands 167 times between trips across the start-finish line. Carpentier's margin of victory was 0.243 seconds. That was a runaway compared to second and third, which wasn't decided until a photo showed Dario Franchittl to be two inches ahead of Michel Jourdaln Jr. at the line. Still, third place was a career best for Jourdaln and the best for the Herdez Bettenhausen team In three years. look at how David Duval played the final HEH 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 J 8 In Total Total ToJPar David Duval 3f4 (.T'TTl j (4) C 4J3 T 32 4 (4)T"fflT(3) I rT'T4f 4""" 35" 67 J CT4p1o" d3 4 44355 43 35 453 4 44 444 36 71 n iA vHl V-;! ' V I m 1 1 '1 h& f " ' - - i 1 '- " " lr - Associated Press Adam Butler Bringing home the trophy: David Duval kisses the claret jug after winning the British Open. Duval followed his 65 on Saturday with a 67 in Sunday's final round at Royal Lytham & St. Annes as he earned first major title. VV' ,. V.' j -"'--'. - - -, - ---i HV. i : " ... . -j, f V .a. - Staff Photo Karen Ducey Go deep: Quarterback hopeful Barb Skinner, who is a guidance counselor at Lawrence North High School, works on passing drills during tryouts for the new Indianapolis Vipers. On a day that CART drew the curtain on a 22-year run at Michigan, and teammates Max Papis and Kenny Brack crashed each other out of a race one of them seemed destined to win, most of the talk afterward was about the move Ta-glianl made on the final lap to give his teammate a boost. Tagliani, a lap down but battling Paul Tracy for sixth place, shot to the front of the pack on the final lap. He slid over to give Carpentier room, then helped pin Franchittl and Jourdain behind them. Neither was too happy about it, but Fran-See CART Page 8 round and won his first major championship: Q Birdie Q Bogey 7 Associated Press Carlos Osorio Teamwork: Patrick Carpentier (bottom) and Forsythe Racing teammate Alex Tagliani, a lap down, race past the finish line. n 9 Pacers officials encouraged by By Cecil Harris STAFF WRITER BOSTON The Indiana Pacers rookies and free agents played Sunday as If they couldn't wait for the NBA summer league to end. The Pacers went out with a whimper in a 93-70 loss to an Atlanta Hawks team at UMass-Bos-ton. Only two Indiana players scored in double figures and the team had almost as many turnovers (25) as baskets (26). Still, the Pacers ended the week with a 4-2 record, and club officials were encouraged by the three-game performance of Jamaal Tinsley. The point guard didn't join the Pacers until his acquisition became official July 18. Though he struggled with his shooting and an unfa- 0 Ur! Long-awaited 1st major title comes with win at British Open By Eddie Sefko HOUSTON CHRONICLE LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England For four long, painful years, David Duval vowed that all those previous shortfalls would make the cher- ished moment all the sweeter when his first major championship finally arrived. Now that it has, there is no Insids Painful penalty: Caddie's error tor-: pedoes Woos-nam's quest for . title. Page D2 doubt his theory was correct. The wait was worth it. Duval played a splendid final round Sunday at the 130th British Open and knocked down the major-championship barrier with authority. His 4-under-par 67 erased all doubt about whether he would go his entire career without one of golfs grand prizes. When he was done posting a 72-hole score of 10-under 274 and beating the field by three strokes, Duval said that, indeed, the feeling was made all the more special because it meant he had won one of golfs four annual wars with Tiger Woods and all the other greats. Teah, it is," he said. "I don't know if everybody believed me. But when I got mine and I wasn't thinking one; I meant several and you beat him (Woods) and the other players on that board, you could look at it maybe as how the players felt beating Jack Nicklaus or Tom Watson. They know they've beaten the best player. "I beat them all this week, and I played really good. It feels wonderful." Duval joined a new club, leaving Colin Montgomerie, who flamed out Sunday, and Phil Mickelson to See DUVAL Page 2 come away Tinsley's play Jamaal Tinsley (left) impressed coach Isiah Thomas: "I like the way he gets people the ball ... his command of an offense." miliarity with teammates, coach Isiah Thomas said he's excited about Tinsley's potential. "I like the way he gets people the ball, the way he sees the floor and his command of an offense," Thomas said. "I'm not so much concerned with the way he shoots the See PACERS Page 3

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