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0 2C THE PALM BEACH POST MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1999 WHO AM I? I hold the NFL record for touchdown passes in a season and career. (Answer below) QUOTE OF THE DAY NASCAR rookie TONY STEWART, on team owner Joe Gibbs after Stewart won the Exide 400 on Saturday. Sports "I was thinking to myself after we took the checkered (flag), 'If he's not here, I don't think I'm going to let him come to any more races this year.' " TODAY IN HISTORY In 1992, Buffalo's Jim Kelly and San Francisco's Steve Young each throw for more than 400 yards and neither team punts, the first time in history, and the Bills beat the 49ers 34-31. WATCH PEOPLE IN SPORTS .... i Herta remembers Rodriguez in win The Associated Press MONTEREY, Calif. In the midst of a happy celebration after a dominant performance in the Shell 300, Bryan Herta took a moment to remember Gonzalo Rodriguez. Rodriguez, 27, from Uruguay, was killed Saturday in a crash during practice at Laguna Seca Raceway. On Sunday, his fellow drivers stood in a moment of silence for Rodriguez and then 1 v ID 1 took on the 2.238-mile, 11-turn road course. But nobody could match Herta, who won the 83-lap event for the second straight year. Herta led all the way, beating Roberto Moreno to the finish line by 1.826-seconds about 10 car-lengths. "I'm really happy for today, but our hearts and thoughts and i, TV it N.- I 2 DEAN HOFFMEYERThe Associated Press Rookie Tony Stewart passes Jeff Gordon (24) at Richmond International Raceway on the way to Stewart's first NASCAR victory Saturday night. Stewart savors victory Results 9C AMY SANCETT AThe Associated Press Stop me if you've heard this one . . . NEW YORK Jerry Seinfield (left) laughs with John Lovitz instead of watching the U.S. Open men's singles final Sunday. . . not that there's anything wrong with that. Oklahoma girl gets her kicks on football team Palm Beach Post Wire Services When tailback and middle linebacker Jeff Cook heard a girl was trying out for Oklahoma's Edmond Sequoyah Middle School , team, he thought, "Yeah, right." Then Cook saw Shea Yates kick. "I didn't think she'd be able to kick it over the goal," Cook said. "She makes everything. I thought it was pretty cool." Yates hopefully will keep her cool Thursday, when the team takes on Yukon-Lakeview Middle School. , ' "It's really fun," she said. "The guys have been really great and my friends and my parents are really supportive." Yates said she enjoys football but probably won't play next year because soccer is her first love. In fact, that's how she got to be such a good kicker. "This just kind of happened," she said. It isn't easy to be Griese ' Bob Kravitz in the Rocky Mountain News, on Brian Griese: "They keep telling me about his quarterbacking bloodlines, which might mean something if they could name me another former quarterback's son who has gone on to NFL fame and fortune : "Here's what you want to know about (him) . He is, for all intents and purposes, a rookie. And rookie quarterbacks struggle. All of them. Even oh, the sacrilege John Elway, '. whose defining moment came when he tried to take the snap from a guard." TODAY'S ANSWER: Dan Marino of Miami, 48 in 1984, and 408. n t , . . On the air On television prayers are still with Gonzalo and Rodriguez his family," Herta, 29, said. "This is a bittersweet day for CART." Max Papis was third, followed by Paul Tracy, Adrian Fernandez, Gil de Ferran, Scott Pruett and Juan Montoya. Because of the fatal crash on Saturday, the final round of qualifying was canceled. That left Montoya and Dario Franchitti, the drivers battling for the PPG Cup championship, far off the pace. Montoya started 16th, and Franchitti was 12th in the 25-car field. Franchitti, who began the day 23 points behind Montoya, was battling Greg Moore for seventh when the two came together in Turn 2 on Lap 32. That ended the race for both. Montoya finished eighth and added five points to his lead. With only three races and 66 total points remaining, Montoya could clinch the title in the next race, in Houston on Sept 26. Hakkinen spins, Frentzen wins: Mika Hakkinen lost control of his car and spun off the course, clearing the way for Heinz-Harald Frentzen to capture the Italian Grand Prix in Monza. Hakkinen is tied at 60 points in the Formula One drivers standings with Ferrari's Eddie Irvine, who earned one point from a sixth-place finish. Before the race, fans clashed with security, leaving 95 people injured. Most were treated for bruises and only two were hospitalized. Andre rolls: Didier Andre got by pole-sitter Guy Smith on the second lap, and went on to defend his Indy Lights race title Sunday at Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey, Calif. Andre averaged 91.713 mph in the 76-mile event. Noteworthy: Peanut Dixon Jr. of West Palm Beach outran Royal Palm Beach's Tony Gargiulo to win the combo event Saturday at Moroso Motor-sports Park. Other winners included Jerry Rand of Coral Springs (pro bike), Lee Neal of Plantation (sportsman) and Timmy Smith of Palm Beach Gardens (junior dragster). Former IRL champion Tony Stewart is first rookie since Davey Allison in 1987 to win a Winston Cup race. The Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. Tony Stewart planned to get up early Sunday and go fishing, but as he talked with reporters long after his first victory in Winston Cup racing, he realized life might never be the same. Stewart dominated Saturday night, outrunning teammate Bobby Labonte in the final 20 laps to win the Exide 400 and become the first rookie winner in the series since Davey Allison in 1987. "They're all special," the former Indy Racing League champion said of his victories. "But when you win in the Winston Cup series, you beat the best." It was a victory that seemed inevitable for Stewart, who used the first 24 races of the season tobuild to this. "It's unbelievable. I would have never dreamed that I would have gotten here first of all, let alone gotten the opportunity to win," he said. 'To do it in my rookie season, I think it's going to hit even harder tomorrow morning." Stewart's Pontiac was the class of the field, both on short runs after cautions and on long runs, when he frequently built up huge advantages. He led 333 laps in all, including the last 144. The only car in striking distance at the end was that of Bobby Labonte, Stewart's teammate for owner Joe Gibbs and one of his teachers. "The neatest thing about the whole race was the last lap," Stewart said. "I got to the middle of the backstretch and I hear 'Hey, Tony.' It was Bobby. He had changed the frequency on his radio to mine. I was in the middle of (Turns) 3 and 4 and he said, 'Good job.' I hadn't even won the race yet. "I think he may have been trying to trick me and he wanted me to lift a little early and he could drive on by. That just shows the support that this team has." Labonte finished 1.114 seconds behind, and was thrilled for Stewart. "That's huge," he said. "When I won at Charlotte in '95, that was the biggest night of my life. It just boosts your confidence that much more. It's great." The night also was special for Gibbs, who surprised his rookie driver with a congratulatory message in Victory Lane as Stewart made his victory lap. "It was one of the big thrills of my life," Gibbs said on the track's PA system. "I'm so happy for Tony. He's raced his guts out all year." MMtlii ur spaldingNi VETERAN IRS AGENTS & TAX PROFESS 0NALS Our Clients NEVER MEET with the IRS! Baseball 7 p.m. Athletics at Devil Rays SportsChannel Golf 9 a.m. Samsung Women's World Championship Golf Channel 2:30 p.m. British Masters Golf Channel NFL 9 p.m. Dolphins at Broncos WPBF-25, WPLG-10 On radio "Baseball Noon Marlins pre-game WQAM-560AM, WQBA-1140AM, WJNO-1040AM, WJNX-1330AM - 12:35 p.m. Marlins at Reds WQAM-560AM, WQBA-1140AM, WJNO-1040AM, WJNX-1330AM - 1:05 p.m. Yankees at Blue Jays WBGF-93.5FM NFL 9 p.m. Dolphins at Broncos WQAM-560AM, WQBA-1140AM, t WJNO-1040AM, WJNX-1330AM, WPSL-1590AM On the Internet Tell us what you think about the Marlins, Dolphins, Heat, gs-if 7 v Panthers, UF, FSU and Miami as you read the latest stories .'VVii'?"S' at www.GoPBI.comsports. Vixgffi!; . 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X3300009 Palm Beach Post Wire Services Henry Zambrano scored the game-winning goal and added an assist and the New York-New Jersey MetroStars snapped a 12-game losing streak by beating the Columbus Crew 2-1 in a .Major League Soccer game ;Sunday in Columbus, Ohio. Zambrano scored the winning goal after dribbling 30 yards up the middle of the field, turning around Crew defender Todd .Yeagley, and blasting a shot from 10 yards out past rushing Columbus goalkeeper Mark ; Dougherty in the 86th minute. : Eduardo Hurtado started the -scoring in the 38th minute for the MetroStars (6-22). Columbus (16-11) tied the game .five minutes later when Brian ; McBride got past MetroStars' goalkeeper Mike Ammann from 5 -yards out. Cycling: Spanish rider Jose Maria Jimenez fought the rain and cold to win the eighth stage of the Tour of Spain and defending champion and countryman Abraham Olano remained the overall leader. Jimenez, riding ;for the Banesto team, covered the 108-mile ride that finished at the top of the 5,200-feet Angliru .mountain in 4 hours, 52 minutes, ;4 seconds. Jimenez inched ahead of exhausted Russian Pavel Tonkov in the final feet to : win the stage, one of the most grueling of the 21-day tour. He is seventh in the overall standings, :5:29 behind Olano. Olano finished Sunday's stage fifth, 1:44 behind Jimenez, but increased his lead over German Jan Ullrich to 2:08 in the overall standings. B Horse racing: Perfect Sting benefited from a perfect trip under Pat Day, coming from off the pace at Belmont to win the $200,000 Garden City Breeders' Cup by 2Vi lengths over the French filly Nordican Inch. The second choice of the crowd of 8,177, Perfect Sting returned $8.60, $5.20 and $3. Nordican Inch paid $21.80 and $9.90. Skiing: World champion Jacqui Cooper of Australia won her second consecutive aerial freestyle ski race, one of the opening events of the 1999-2000 World Cup season, in Mont Buller, Australia. In the men's event, Belarus jumper Alexei Grichin won his second gold medal in two days with 249.59 points. Boxing: Floyd Mayweather defended his WBC super featherweight title for the fourth time against Carlos Gerena in Las Vegas on Saturday night. Mayweather (22-0, 17 knockouts) pounded Gerena for seven rounds until the ringside doctor finally had to step in and referee Richard Steele ended the fight. Mayweather was credited with landing 220-of-346 punches to99-of-308for Gerena. REDINGTON' 48 month lease with approved credit. Total due ol inception: $2,564 plus lox, tog i tine. Includes $600 refundable security deposit. For a quote on any commercial vehicle, call Becky Thompson. 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