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"2C THE PALM BEACH POST FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 1998 s c Two Cents' Worth PAGE TODAY IN HISTORY: In 1978, Jack Glvens scored 41 points to lead Kentucky to a 94-88 victory against Duke for the NCAA title. WHO AM I? In 1994, 1 sank a 6-foot birdie putt on the final hole to win the Dinah Shore by one stroke, my first victory in an LPGA major. (answer below) STAT OF THE DAY: A record 27 women's basketball tournament games have been shown this year on ESPN and ESPN2. Everyone's kind of stalking me." CHAMIQUE HOLDSCLAW, Tennessee forward, on her overwhelming popularity. TO People in sports Miami earns first win in shootout Pack's White not sorry after his stinging sermon In brief Fusion He's still scrambling from animals ' Palm Beach Post Wire Services ' There was Joe Montana trying to maneuver around a karate kick from a 7-foot kangaroo. This was one of his duties as executive producer and spokesman 'for a new children's TV series Adventures with Kanga Roddy. Kanga Roddy was not a real kangaroo, but a man in a kangaroo ; costume. ; She used all her luck, and borrowed some ' The basic facts are hard enough for most golfers to take: A 49- year-old Granite Bay woman shot three holes-in-one over five ', rounds of golf in Sacramento, Calif., between March 12 and I March 20. I But the devil is really in the details: Jeanette Roberts is a 35- ! handicapper. She has been playing for only four years. And she ; already had one hole-in-one to her credit The extraordinary string began March 12, when Roberts aced '. the par-3, 75-yard third hole at Granite Bay Golf Club with a pitching ! wedge. ! Roberts was playing alone "just practicing," she said and ; was waved ahead by the twosome on the green. "That's the way to play through, isn't it?" she said. I She sank a 9-iron from 77 yards on the par-3 seventh two days later. Two players walking to the next tee box witnessed that shot, ! she said. ' Her most recent hole-in-one came March 20, with a 9-iron on the ' third hole. That shot was witnessed by club employees. TODAY'S ANSWER: Donna Andrews. By Paul Lomartire Palm Beach Post Staff Writer TAMPA - The Miami Fusion staggered to the first win in its short history, a 1-0 overtime shootout victory against the Tampa Bay Mutiny. With the score locked 0-0 after 90 minutes, the Fusion (1-2) have now played three games without scoring a goal in regulation. "We needed this so these guys keep believing in themselves," said Fusion first-year coach Carlos Cordoba. "There could be no relaxing after losing two at home." MLS tiebreakers have teams take turns starting from the 35-yard-line and shooting on the goalkeeper in five seconds. After four rounds against the Mutiny's Sweden international goalkeeper Thomas Ravelli, the Palm Beach Post Wire Services Reggie White, a defensive end for the Green Bay Packers who usually preaches harmony, accomplished the opposite with a sermon to Wisconsin lawmakers that civil rights groups Thursday said amounted to gay- and race-bashing. White did not back off Thursday from his remarks in the Wisconsin state Legislature on Wednesday that left some legislators cringing and some activists criticizing him. "I didn't start a ministry to please everybody," White, the Green Bay Packers star, said in a telephone interview. "I'm getting tired of people patting me on the back, anyway." White, an ordained fundamentalist Christian minister, admitted he was feeling the fallout from his comments, which included referring to homosexuality as "one of the biggest sins in the Bible.' White, an ordained minister, called homosexuality a sin and spoke in racial stereotypes, claiming blacks were gifted worshippers, whites were good at tapping into money and American Indians weren't enslaved because they knew the territory and "how to sneak up on people." B More football: The Detroit Lions re-signed linebacker Ben Hanks, a former University of Florida star, and safety Ryan Stewart. Boxing: WBC Champion Lennox Louis is a 12-1 favorite to beat Shannon Briggs in Convention Hall on Saturday in a 12-round match to be televised by HBO. The telecast will begin at 10 p.m., with the fight to start about 10:25. Lewis (32-1, 26 knockouts) goes into his third defense in his second reign as champ off a first-round knockout of Andrew Golota. Briggs (30-1, 24 knockouts) got in line for a title bid with a highly disputed 12-round majority decision over George Foreman on Nov. 22 at Atlantic City Wrestler "Stone Cold" Steve Austin asked Mike Tyson last month if he was man enough to take him on in the ring. The former heavyweight champion and the wrestler met in the ring on City Hall Plaza in Boston during a promotional workout for the World Wrestling Federation's WrestleMania. Tyson was booed. Horse racing: Event of the Year, winner of the El Camino Real Derby, was made the 8-5 favorite for Saturday's $600,000 Jim Beam Stakes at Turfway Park in Florence, Kentucky. The colt will be ridden by regular rider Russell Baze and start from post position No. 2. "Everybody's always talking about the kid from college," Cordoba said. "Today he got his diploma as a man." The nationally televised game held the crowd to 6,036 and wasn't a highlight film for either team. Both the Mutiny and Fusion spent 90 minutes racking up bad passes and near misses. "Of the three games, this was not our best," Cordoba said, "we can play better." The string of missed chances started early. In the sixth minute a Fusion free kick found its way to the foot of midfielder Wade Webber. He buried a shot high over the goal in a three-story stage set up for a George Strait concert on Saturday. In the 12th minute, Fusion forward Jerry Tamashiro found himself behind the Mutiny defense, but his shot fired straight into Ravelli. It went like that the entire game, but no one wearing Fusion blue was complaining about the win. The Mutiny outshot the Fusion 15-7. "Are you kidding, no way," said Fusion defender Cle Kooi-man, "we got our first win and now we can take a deep breath." Goalkeeper Jeff Kassar got his first victory in net for the Fusion. On the air On television Today ESPN2 NASCAR Food City 500 qualifying 3 p.m. Tracing Fusion led 3-2 on goals by Henry Gutierrez, John Maessner and David Vaudreuil. Fusion rookie Leo Cullen sealed the win when he scored on a penalty kick. Referee Brian Hall award the kick when Cullen was tripped as he has dribbled past the goalkeeper. "I thought I wouldn't be in the top five shooters," said Cullen as he left the field, Ravelli's mistake a fresh grass stain on the left shoulder of his white road uniform. "I wanted to relax and shut out the crowd and forget we needed that (goal) to win," Cullen said."I just wanted to be comfortable." The game won, Cordoba said he had full confidence in Cullen, who has started all three Fusion games on defense. 'MBA Sunshine TNT 7:30 p.m. 8 p.m. Bucks at Heat Rockets at Magic ESPN ESPN Louisiana Tech vs. North Carolina State Arkansas vs. Tennessee OMbmen't 7 p.m. .college 9 p.m. basketball , Baseball WGN TBS 3 p.m. 7 p.m. White Sox vs. Giants Braves at Devil Rays Tulane at South Florida SportsChannel 7 p.m. 'College "JMeball -flexing 10 p.m. Paul Nave vs. Greg Haugen, welterweights ESPN2 10 a.m. The Players Championship ESPN 3 p.m. The Players Championship ESPN 5 p.m. Nabisco Dinah Shore ESPN2 6 p.m. Southwestern Bell Dominion Golf Channel 9 p.m. The Great Skate Debate WPEC-1 2, WFOR-4 1 p.m. Upton Championships, men's semifinal ESPN 12:30 a.m. Lipton Championships, men's semifinal ESPN2 ? Skating fWnl ,, y en "Saturday 1000 NATIONWIDE MINUTES s99"AMONTH Men' 4 p.m. Final Four preview WPEC-12, WFOR-4 college 5:30 p.m. Kentucky vs. Stanford WPEC-12, WFOR-4 basketball 8 p.m. North Carolina vs. Utah WPEC-12, WFOR-4 Women' Midnight WBCA Honda All-Star Challenge (taped) Lifetime college basketball , Auto 2 p.m. CART Budweiser 500 (taped) WPBF-25, WPLG-10 facing 2 p.m. NASCAR Moore's Snacks 250 ESPN Baseball 5 p.m. Cardinals at Devil Rays SportsChannel ; College 2 p.m. Maryland at Florida State Sunshine , baseball 12:30 a.m. Arkansas at Mississippi (taped) Sunshine Boxing 10 p.m. Lennox Lewis vs. Shannon Briggs HBO Golf 2 p.m. The Players Championship WPTV-5, WTVJ-6 "! 4:30 p.m. Nabisco Dinah Shore WPBF-25, WPLG-10 ' 6 p.m. Southwestern Bell Dominion Golf Channel I NHL 3 p.m. Panthers at Bruins WFLX-29, WSVN-7 ' 9 p.m. Devils at Coyotes ESPN2 ; Horse 5 p.m. Jim Beam Stakes ESPN racing Tennis 1:30 p.m. Lipton Championships, women's final WPEC-12, WFOR-4 ; Sunday ' Auto 10:30 a.m. Grand Prix of Brazil Sunshine racing 1 p.m. NASCAR Food City 500 ESPN 8:30 p.m. NASCAR Food City 500 (taped) ESPN2 . Baseball 1 :05 p.m. Red Sox at Braves TBS NBA 1 2:30 p.m. Rockets at Heat WPTV-5, WTVJ-6 ; Women's 8:30 p.m. NCAA Tournament final ESPN college I basketball Men's 5 p.m. NCAA championship preview WPEC-12, WFOR-4 '. college 10 p.m. NABC All-Star Game (taped) Sunshine ; basketball ', 8olf 3 p.m. The Players Championship WPTV-5, WTVJ-6 ; 4 p.m. Nabisco Dinah Shore WPBF-25, WPLG-10 ! 6:30 p.m. Southwestern Bell Dominion Golf Channel NHL 3 p.m. Panthers at Blackhawks SportsChannel MLS 3 p.m. Columbus at Dallas Univision. WLTV-23 5 p.m. New England at D C. United ESPN Tennis 2 p.m. Lipton Championships, men's final WPEC-12, WFOR-4 Today on radio NBA 7 p.m. Heatpregame WIOD-6I0AM 7:30 p.m. Bucks at Heat WI0D-610AM, WACC-630AM (Spanish) Baseball 12:55 p.m. Marlins at Astros WQAM-560AM 7: 10 p.m. Cardinals at Mets WPSL-1590AM Sprint PCS has the largest 100 digital, 100 PCS network in the country. 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