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2C THE PALM BEACH POST THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 1998 Two Cents' Worth TODAY IN HISTORY: In 1992, Superior Court Judge Patricia Gifford sentences former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson to six years in prison. She also denies him bail and orders him to serve the term immediately for raping Desiree Washington. WHO AM I? In college basketball, I have won five national titles, the second most in to UCLA's John Wooden. (answer below) STAT OF THE DAY: Before Lou Piniella got to Seattle, the Mariners had one winning season in their first 16 years under Jim Lefebvre in 1991. Under Piniella, they've had four winning seasons and had a franchise-record 90 victories last year. We're fixing to party and we're going to have a good party." GARY BLAIR, coach of Arkansas, which is in the women's Final Four. PAGE People in sports Replay denied; Pats pass on Martin consolation prize they now own the Jets' first three picks in next month's draft. The Jets signed free agent running back Keith Byars from New England last month. Cleveland Browns: Fan favorite Bernie Kosar has begun assembling investment backers for a bid to buy the expansion franchise. The NFL expects to decide this summer on an owner for the replacement team promised to Cleveland by 1999. Toymaker Thomas Murdough has joined Kosar, a former Browns' quarterback, to put together investors. Dallas Cowboys: A fire caused $200,000 to $250,000 damage to a house owned by quarterback Troy Aikman. The three-alarm blaze broke out in the garage area of Aikman's 12,000-square foot home at about 7:30 a.m., a Piano Fire Department spokeswoman said. No one Palm Beach Post Wire Services For the seventh straight year, instant replay was killed by NFL owners on Wednesday, falling two votes short. The proposal called for a modified system from the one used from 1986-91. "Once again, down in flames," said Green Bay coach Mike Holmgren, co-chairman of the competition committee and one of the main replay lobbyists in Orlando. This year's version, which would have allowed coaches two challenges a game to dispute decisions, got 21 votes, one more than last year, but two short of the 23 needed. The owners did make two minor rules changes. One bans an offensive team from having 12 men in a huddle even if the 12th gets off the field before the play starts. It was considered a way for offenses to confuse defenses on what formations they would use. was injured. San Diego Chargers: The! team added depth at linebacker, and on special teams by signing unrestricted free agent Gerald Dixon to a $1.7 million, two-year: contract. Dixon said he'll receive base salaries of $500,000 in 1998 and $700,000 in 1999, with a signing bonus of $500,000. , ' Dixon started 13 of 15 games played last year for Cincinnati and led the Bengals with eight sacks, i Noteworthy: George Young, who stepped down as gen-: eral manager of the New York' Giants, was selected NFL executive of the year for a record fifth' time Brent Jones is following former San Francisco teammates! Joe Montana and Ronnie Lott from the field to a network studio. Jones, who retired at the end of last season, was hired by CBS, joining host Jim Nantz on the "NFL Today." NFL notebook The other bans a flinch by a defensive lineman to make an offensive player to move. It's called in some circles "the Neil Smith" rule after the Denver defensive end who's perfected the technique. Smith joined the Broncos from the Chiefs last season. "We're trying to teach Neil to stop it," Denver coach Mike Shan-ahan joked. "But it was bred into him in Kansas City." In the final action, the owners narrowed the site for the 2002 Super Bowl to a choice between San Diego and New Orleans. New England Patriots: The team conceded another ex-Patriot to Bill Parcells when the it declined to match the New York Jets' $36 million, six-year offer to star running back Curtis Martin. Instead the Patriots took the Ready to break out and dance? Palm Beach Post Wire Services If the thrill of victory isn't enough to inspire AC Milan, Italy, the Serie A club's management has devised another incentive: a threatened lock-in. The players will be confined to the Milanello training camp today and Friday, and the stay will be extended to two weeks if Milan loses to league leader Juvenilis this weekend. Milan (10-9-7) is languishing eighth in the 18-team league. Some players have been criticized for lax training and for enjoying some night life, which one player, Alessandro Costa-curta, denied. "I swear it's not like that," he said. "Nowadays, if one of us were seen in a discotheque, he would be attacked by fans." Nothing like a master's in Hooliganism ;' Five British soccer fans headed for an exhibition match between England and Switzerland in Bern made it only as far as Geneva before being stopped by police. i Identified by British police as hooligans, the five were arrested at Geneva airport. "British police experts on hooliganism gave us a list of people considered dangerous and violent and were themselves able to identify a few on sight," said Eric Grandjean, spokesman for the Geneva police. "They were refused entry into Switzerland for reasons of public security." Two of the Britons were immediately put on a plane for home, while the other three were detained until they "sobered up" before being sent back to England, said. TODAY'S ANSWER: Pat Summitt, Tennessee women's coach. On the air Silver Charm on the outside for Dubai World Cup On television In brief Palm Beach Post Wire Services Silver Charm will be on the outside looking in for the Dubai World Cup. The favorite for the $4 million race the richest in horse racing got the far outside No. 10 spot at Wednesday's draw. Trainer Bob Baffert had only two choices when his turn came to pick: the inside and outside. "It was a tough choice," he said. "I didn't want the inside. The horse likes being on the outside, Men's 7:30 p.m. NIT Tournament final: Minnesota vs. Penn State ESPN college 9:30 p.m. Slam dunk and three-point championship ESPN basketball Golf 10 a.m. The Players Championship ESPN 3 p.m. The Players Championship ESPN ' 5 p.m. Nabisco Dinah Shore ESPN2 NHL 7:30 p.m. Canadiens at Panthers SportsChannel MLS 7:30 p.m. Miami at Tampa Bay ESPN2 Tennis 1 p.m. Lipton women's first semifinal ESPN 9:30 p.m. Lipton men's fourth quarterfinal (taped) ESPN2 1 2:30 a.m. Lipton women's second semifinal (taped) ESPN Soccer 7:30 p.m. MSL: Fusion at Mutiny ESPN2 On radio NHL 7 p.m. Panthers pregame WJNO-1 040AM, WJNA- 1230AM, WJNX-1 330AM, WQAM-560AM 7:30 p.m. Canadiens at Panthers WJNO-1040AM, WJNA-1230AM, WJNX-1330AM, WQAM-560AM Soccer 7:30 p.m. MSL: Fusion at Mutiny WSUA-1260 AM (Spanish) not the inside." The winner of last year's Kentucky Derby and Preakness will be Boxing: James Holyfield, older brother of heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield, was convicted Tuesday of rape and child molestation in Fulton County (Ga.) Superior Court. James Holyfield, 45, also convicted of statutory rape and incest for his Nov. 12, 1995, actions involving a victim ! under age 16, could face life in prison. ... Former IBF middleweight and super middleweight champion Roy Jones Jr., who plans to seek a heavyweight title, will take on former WBA and IBF light-heavyweight ; champion Virgil Hill on the Mississippi Gulf Coast on April 25. Awards: Led by the Ironman Triathlon,; NBC led all networks with 26 Sports Emmy , nominations. The triathlon, independently produced but broadcast on NBC, topped all shows with seven nominations. ABC's Monday Night Football, HBO's Real Sports, ESPN's X-Games and the syndicated NFL ' Films Presents each had four nominations. bidding Saturday to capture the $2.4 million before leaving for the tournament in France: April 22 against Austria in Vienna; May 16 against Macedonia at San Jose, Calif.; and May 30 against Scotland at Washington. . . . Ronaldo scored on a spectacular run with two minutes remaining, giving WorJd Cup champion Brazil a 2-1 victory over European champion Germany in an exhibition game in Stuttgart, Germany. Swimming: Chinese swimmers who test positive for steroids will be banned for life under new rules adopted by Chinese officials, according to the international swimming federation. FINA said China had decided to toughen its stance against banned performance-enhancing substances following a series of drug scandals involving its swimmers. that goes to the winner. Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens will ride Silver Charm. Two other U.S. horses, Malek and Behrens, will be in the 10-horse field at Nad AJ Sheba track. B Soccer: The United States will play Kuwait on May 24 at Civic Stadium in Portland, Ore., in the Americans' next to last exhibition game before this summer's World Cup. The Americans have four other games On the Internet PALM BEACH INTERACTIVE Tell us what you think about the Martins, Dolphins, Heat, Panthers, UF, FSU and Miami as you read the latest stories at www.GoPBI.comSportsTown On the field MARCH 26-29, 1998 Now one of the country's top ten boat shows... See 700 boats on land Area events ana in-waier -up uosei continuous hshinq Clinics tor Mas & Adult, Bikini The -, Florida, Clubk Fashion Shows by the Sarah Parker Model & Talent Agency... Live Entertainment & The First Buy - A free seminar about buying a boat for the first time, Saturday, March 28th at 9am. Participants must pre-register. 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Ride shuttle bus lo & (torn ihe Boat Shew. I 1-888-FIA-rMIR. goes for the idea that an assistant coach should be assigned solely to Family Golf Center monitoring a press box monitor so he'll know which plays should be at West Palm Beach challenged and which left alone A? nrMiiii ii'iimmriim-rrlir mrri"riinnr)i MIZUNO A&HWORTH LA Ifviv Play the game. Check the scoreboard. Take a shower. What (561) 683-4544 0 CASTAWAYS BANQUET FACILITIES, RESTAURANT t BAR could be simpler? MOM . KING COMA ADAMS . ODYSSEY . MAXfU IZZO And what could be more sim rr rr . . ple-minded than the notion that a retooled replay system would if rri i rt wrrt inna nrrm SI1WI II eliminate arguments? The plan voted on Wednesday, for instance, II T I A, provided teams two challenges per mm game. All that does is open up a GEORGE From 1C the word five minutes later that the goal is disallowed. We respond, on cue, summoning up half-spent emotions like extras in a movie crowd scene. It's unnatural, this psychological torture born of technology. Better to take one's officiating slaps and slights from a human hand. Flesh and blood and faulty eyesight, that's the makeup of a proper football official, just as it is for tantrum-throwing coaches and bone-crunching players. This is a game for men and they should be able to accept an occasional bad break as men, even if overextended gamblers can't. Appealing to an arbitrator on every close call is too much like contract negotiations, and everybody's always telling me there's too much of that off-the-field stuff in the sports section. In this case, I agree. When fans at the stadium are checking the Jumbotron as (iften as they're watching the game, something is wrong. Same i 1- 7 1 i Special Pricing f Demo Day ij on whole new level of second-guessing. How come, for instance, Jimmy Johnson burned both his challenges in the third quarter when the most crucial play came in the game's final minute? There is no "Take 2" in life. Neither should there be in live sports, for it's the high-voltage jolt of each big play that makes them sizzle. To short-circuit that gut response or manipulate it in any way would be a mistake. And upon further review, I still think I'm right. I Prices too low to list! Final Four Tournament Updates Just Call 5-1-1 and enter the appropriate 4 digit code. 3 I n (Eallmtfay x-12 i New Correction Men's Tournament Updates 3038 J II WIU VIII U " B I Buy 1 get 1 1 Instruction 'i Womens' Tournament For one full year Is Updates 3096 Bucket of Range Balls I Because of an editing error, the tip of the week on the Golf Extra page in Wednesday's Post was not run in its entirety. Tip of the week Pro: Olm Browne. Regarding: Having the proper grip. What Browne says: "Most amateurs I watch don't have proper grips. If you have a weak grip, you tend to lose the ball right. If you have a strong grip, you tend to fight hooking it. The wa to get a proper gnp is to hold the club vertically, grab it with the ringers, fold your palm over the top of the club and match up the rgnt hand to the left. Most people tend to grip the club in the palm of their hands. The support you're trying to get is in the fingers." 44 i . . , -- 'n7;njf'rv I Coll 683-4544 for T forrw and information Custom TQnmingT)n" Range" Mini golf 18 Hoi lightos1 for 3 katttng Caa Driving rang &olf lMom rV Shea AAamoarcntpt Gift Certifies 5tH ! IM Fom cv 33413 AH calls are S(K and will appear on your telephone bill. Call 511 it a ervi of The Palm Beaih Tow, Sun-Sentinel and Real Yellow Pages.

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