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i i ri i " ' iii I. i fi?C THE PALM BEACH POST TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 1998 Two Cents' Worth PAGE STAT OF THE DAY: Same injury, yet one's out for 10 days, one's out for the season. Chris Dudley of the Knicks, who broke his right foot, returned home from rehab Saturday to find his Dalmation, Bo, with a cast on his foot, too. Dudley's wife, after seeing the X-ray, said the dog broke his foot in the same place as her husband. TODAY IN HISTORY: In 1936, : Detroit's Mud Bruneteau ended the ; longest game in NHL history with a goal after 116 minutes, 30 seconds and six overtimes, as the Red Wings defeated the Montreal Maroons 1-0 in the semifinals of the Stanley Cup playoffs. WHO AM I? Joe Garagiola contends I had the best home run trot of any player in baseball. "He worked on it," Garagiola points out. " 's only regret was that he never saw himself play." (answer below) r It's hard to imagine anybody more popular in Montreal than hehpe (Alou). But if anybody could do it, it would be Gary (Carter)." CHRIS WIDGER, young Expos catcher, covering his bases. . IT - TO :tr i MM i , People in sports Cleveland gets OK for team in '99 Curry chooses UNC over FSU, Virginia Mistaken identity is so easy with these guys Palm Beach Post Wire Services Basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is near an agreement with Dolphins running back Karim Abdul-Jabbar in a lawsuit over . t A I 1 . . 1 TV,l, 1995. The Hurricanes have won 12 straight and 18-of-19. MEN'S TENNIS ine younger nuuui-jauum o name. Maria Savio, a lawyer for the tall one, said Monday the matter "is in the process of being resolved" and that an announcement would be made shortly. The more lanky Abdul-Jabbar, who starred for UCLA and the Los Angeles Lakers, sued in November, claiming the more compact Abdul-Jabbar Palm Beach Post Wire Services ORLANDO The NFL approved an expansion team for Cleveland on Monday, returning the Browns to the field in 1999 in an unprecedented move that restores one of football's storied franchises. With unanimous support from owners, the league will expand to 31 teams for the 1999 season, keeping its commitment to put a club in Cleveland after the Browns moved to Baltimore in 1995. FAU wins sixth '! straight: The Owls (10-4) de-feated both Georgia State and Central Florida 4-3 to extend their winning streak to six. WOMEN'S TENNIS Abdul-Jabbar so far Abdul-Jabbar the first i FAU droos two: The" who starred in football at NFL Owls fell to Georgia State 5-3: and Central Florida 5-1. UM wins two: The Hur--ricanes (9-3) defeated SouthS Florida 5-4 and No. 21 Wiscon-: sin 5-4 in Tampa. The Miami: women's tennis team (9-3) swept its competition at the" University of South Florida over the weekend, defeating host-school No. 36 USF 5-4 and: No. 21 Wisconsin 5-4 at the: USF Varsity Courts. Z Gilbert denied free agency The Associated Press WASHINGTON Defensive tackle Sean Gilbert, who the Miami Dolphins offered $5.9 million per year last week, was denied in his bid to become a free agent Monday night. Special master Jack Frie-denthal ruled Gilbert must remain the designated franchise player for the Redskins, who now will try to trade him. A franchise tag requires that the team that signs him must give up two first-round picks, or a similar sompensation deal. Gilbert had attracted offers up to $6 million per year from other teams, including the Denver Broncos, Carolina Panthers and Jacksonville Jaguars. Gilbert and the NFL Players Union argued the Redskins violated a clause in the collective bargaining agreement that states a club must "have a good faith intention to employ" a franchise player. Gilbert has refused to comment on the matter. UCLA took that name without permission. The sky-hooking one ' - wanted a federal judge to stop the sale of merchandise with the running and pass-catching one's name on it. - Abdul-Jabbar the towering recently had his name (not that of Abdul-Jabbar the heavily padded) in headlines in connection with a :' small amount of marijuana that U.S. customs agents confiscated from r him at the Toronto's Pearson International Airport. Abdul-Jabbar-: whose-voice-comes-from-above claimed the marijuana was pre- - scribed by doctors because he gets migraine headaches. Probably " from all those impostors. Who's your favorite coach ever? : Miami is lucky with coaches. In a random telephone poll '- conducted by ESPN and Chilton to determine sports fans' all-time I favorite coaches, the list of the top 10 included Jimmy Johnson (second), Pat Riley (sixth) and Don Shula (10th). :l The question asked of 1,767 people was: "Thinking of all J professional sports, who is your favorite professional head coach active or inactive?" Special to the Palm Beach Post NORFOLK, Va. Ronald Curry, one of the nation's top high school recruits in basketball and football, will announce that he will attend North Carolina, according to a published report. Curry had considered attending Florida State. The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk, quoting sources it did not identify, said in a story for today's editions that Curry notified North Carolina last week after meeting in Hampton with Tar Heels assistant basketball coach Phil Ford and Hampton High School basketball coach Walter Brower. "The day after Phil Ford left, Ronald told Brower to call him back and tell him," one source said. "Paperwork was ordered from Carolina." The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported that Curry likely will play both sports for the Tar Heels. Curry would not confirm the reports. Speaking to reporters Monday following practice for Wednesday's McDonald's Ail-Americans game in Norfolk, Curry said: "Find out (at the news conference). It's over with now. I already made my decision." Curry, a 6-foot-3, 190-pound senior, plans to announce his decision today. Curry said he made up his mind last week. BASEBALL UM holds top spot: The Hurricanes (24-4) are ranked No. 1 in Collegiate Baseball's Division I poll released Monday, marking the first time UM has been ranked No. 1 in any poll since topping the USA Today Baseball Weekly poll on Feb. 27, SPRING FOOTBALL Here's the top 10. 1 . Phil Jackson, Chicago Bulls .." 2. Jimmy Johnson, Miami Dolphins 3. Mike Holmgren, Green Bay Packers 4. Bill Parcells, New York Jets J 5. Bill Cowher, Pittsburgh Steelers FSU returns to prac-; tice: Coach Bobby Bowden said Marcus Outzen continued to; impress in his fight to be Florida ; State's top quarterback. ; Offensive guard Jeremy Brett fractured his left foot and ; will be evaluated by team physi-; cians. : UF scrimmages today: ; The Gators will hold their first; scrimmage of the spring today -at 4 p.m. at Florida Field. z 6. Pat Riley, Miami Heat 7. Tom Landry, Dallas Cowboys (ret.) 8. Mike Ditka, Chicago Bears 9. Larry Bird, Indiana Pacers 10. Don Shula, Miami Dolphins (ret.) The Browns will return to the AFC Central, playing their first exhibition game against Dallas in the Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio, next year. The first home game is scheduled to be played Aug. 21, 1999, in a $247 million, 72,000-seat stadium being built on the same site as old Cleveland Stadium, which was torn down after the move. NFL Commissioner Paul Tag-liabue also announced that the league hired Joe Mack as player personnel director of the Browns. NFL owners also ratified an extension of the collective bargaining agreement and Tagliabue was given a five-year contract extension on the first day of meetings. The owners voted 28-1 with one abstention to extend the bargaining agreement through the 2003 season. Approval required a three-quarters vote, or 23 of the 30 owners. The possible return of instant replay will be the hot topic at the meetings, which are expected to conclude Wednesday or Thursday. Dolphins sign defensive end: The Dolphins added depth to their defensive line Monday, signing end Mike Chalenski to a one-year contract. Chalenski appeared in eight games last season, and had six tackles. Chalenski will compete for playing time on a defensive line that includes Tim Bowens, Daryl Gardener, Jason Taylor, Danny Stubbs, Barron Tanner and Dun-stan Anderson. Shane Burton, who plays tackle and end, had shoulder surgery : Have you heard . . . Kansas coach Roy Williams, whose Jayhawks' loss to Rhode I.' Island was a stunner, has received many calls of support from ; I coaching colleagues. Among those offering encouragement was Golden State's P.J. Carlesimo. "He told me, 'It could be a lot ; T worse,' " Williams said. Greg Hansen in the Arizona Daily-Star: "Are you telling me Utah lost to Wyoming last month? What, was there snow on the court?" : TODAY'S ANSWER: Reggie Jackson. GOLF ; UF men second: The; No. 14 Gators are in second -place, four shots behind leader -Houston, after the first two rounds of the Morris Williams ; Intercollegiate at Austin, Texas. . . . The UM women are in third place after a 36-hole total of 619 ; at the River Wilderness Inter-; collegiate in Parrish. and may not be ready for training camp. Miami also signed quarterback Stan White to a two-year contract. He will compete with Damon Huard, who is playing in NFL Europe, for the third quarterback job. Packers' White undecided on future: Reggie White's agent says it's a mistake to assume he is heading for retirement just because he is auditioning for a studio analyst's job at CBS. Agent Jimmy Sexton said On the air On television ESPN ESPN NIT: Minnesota vs. Fresno State NIT: Penn State vs. Georgia 7 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Men' college basketball TNT Suns at Jazz NBA 8 p.m. USA Bronco McKart vs. Kenny Ellis 9 p.m. Boxing Tennis ESPN ESPN2 Lipton Championships Lipton Championships (taped) 1 p.m. 9:30 p.m. White, 36, hasn't decided whether he'll return to the Green Bay Packers next season. Staff writer Ethan J. Skolnick contributed to this story. On radio I . I uiDnTimT9 rrTTHF IMPOTENT? GET THE - FACTSt WPSL- 1590AM NBA 7:30 p.m. Magic at Hawks On the Internet Unable to get or maintain a rigid erection?; Current therapies not working? We can ; help where others haven't! 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Basic Trainee came in from New York ;;to take the $100,000 race for 3- year-old males under Cornelio "Vasquez at 1 116 miles. The .Kentucky-bred outraced second-; place finisher Risky Buy by more -;than four lengths. Highly iregarded Polished Brass, owned . "by Joe LaCombe of West Palm ; .Beach, took third. Tennis: Former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash announced ;his retirement from tennis, teaming his decision on a lack of invitations to play tournaments even in his native Australia. Cash, 32, one of Australia's most popular athletes of the past 15 ;3ears, claimed he had been forced o abandon his latest attempted comohafk from injury. Gfigure skating: Olympic Just Call 5-1-1 and enter the appropriate 4 digit code. silver medalist and 1996 world figure skating champion Michelle Kwan is eager to compete for a second world title on home turf next week in Minneapolis. "It'll be good to see the American flags and the support around you," Kwan said from Lake Arrowhead, Calif. Kwan said she had fully recovered from a post-Olympic case of eye and throat infections. Basketball: Five members of the 1996 Olympic gold-medal team and college player of the year Chamique Holdsclaw were on the final VS. team for this summer's women's world basketball championships announced. Olympians Jennifer Aul, Lisa Leslie, Nikki McCray, Dawn Staley and Ruthie Bolton, along with Holdsclaw, a junior from Tennessee, will be joined by six teammates Edna Campbell, DeUsha Milton, Natalie Williams, Tina Thompson, Katie Smith and Kara Wolters. Obituary: Ray Scott, voice of the Green Bay Packers for two decades who later called games for the Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Vikings, died in Minneapolis. He was 78. Men's Tournament Updates 3038 Womens' Tournament Updates 3096 ! A! All call are 50 and will appear on your telephone btlL Call 51 1 crke of TV Palm Beadi Po, Sun Sentind and Real Yclkw. PagcK Jk

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