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rrmf n r ' ' ' rr-rf . " ; " " "J J J -v. . , l-v - i t n 'M ' Two Cents' Worth ' PAGE i TODAY IN HISTORY: In 1992, Christian Laettner hit a 15-foot turnaround jumper at the buzzer to give defending champion Duke a 104-103 overtime victory against Kentucky,, and a fifth consecutive trip to the Final Four. STAT OF THE DAY: Olympic figure skating silver medalist Michelle Kwan learned this week she earned straight A's and a perfect 4.0 grade-point- average this semester. . I imagine a guv that spent some WHO AM I? I was the first rookie to have a 70-goal NHL season. (answer below) time in the weight room instead of the refrigerator." RYAN BLAKE, NBA's assistant scouting director, on Michigan's 300-pound center Robert Traylor. III People in sports M i Williams may be fullback by default 'C White's church friends not upset by remarks Palm Beach Post Wire Services Reggie White's comments on race and homosexuality might have scuttled his hopes for a sports broadcasting job with CBS, but church colleagues said he was welcome back to speak anytime. 6 rm nnt Vi nHcrp. God mieht be saving, College football Li '' i v 4, 'Good job, Reggie,' " said the Rev. Andrea Dudley of Capital Christian Center in Milwaukee, where White has spoken in the past. White's comments Wednesday to the Wisconsin Legislature calling homosexuality a sin and using stereotypes to describe different races continued to draw fire from civil rights groups. Stuart Briscoe, senior pastor at Elmbrook Church in Brookfield, a Milwaukee suburb, also said White could speak there again. "I haven't heard him say anything that would disqualify him hinn with us " Rriscoe said. p .. h 5M White THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ' Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Silver Charm goes for a " stroll in Dubai, where he'll run in today's $4 million World Cup. : Event of the Year favored in Derby prep uuui '"6 " CBS Sports spokeswoman Leslie Anne Wade would not say whether White had spoiled his prospects for an analyst's job. But Wade said CBS takes a firm stand against bias, an indication White s comments might have taken him out of the running. White's endorsement deals with Campbell Soup Co. and Nike are jeopardized. Both companies said through spokesmen that his comments were being reviewed. A coalition of gay and lesbian organizations called on Campbell to sever ties with White, and asked the NFL to publicly censure him for his "racist and anti-gay" remarks. Letters to Campbell Soup and the NFL were signed by leaders of the Human Rights Campaign, the National Black Lesbian and Gay Leadership Forum and the Latino, a Gay and Lesbian Organization. TODAY'S ANSWER: Teemu Selanne, who had 76 goals in the 1992-93 season for the Winnepeg Jets. On the By Jorge Milian Palm Beach Post Staff Writer CORAL GABLES Before playing a game in the 1998 season, the University of Miami has already lost its top two fullbacks. First, Carlo Joseph, who started eight games for the Hurricanes last season, decided to leave school a year early to enter the NFL draft. Then, Dyral McMillan, Joseph's heir apparent, quit this week over his unhappiness with the fullback's limited role. The Hurricanes are left with a question mark at a position that was supposed to be a team strength. Stepping into the starter's role by default is senior Nick Williams, a 6-foot-2, 265-pounder whose UM career has been marked mostly by underachievement. As a sophomore, Williams started six games and provided flashes of brilliance. But last season, he was a virtual non-factor, contributing less than 100 yards of total offense in 10 games. "He should be all-world," said UM running backs coach Don Sol-dinger. "He just doesn't do it play after play. Nobody has ever pushed him. He's never kicked it up to the next level." Certainly, Williams' ability has never been questioned. He was one of the Midwest's most coveted recruits in 1995 following two all-state seasons at Harrison (Mich.) High School. Presently, the back-up fullback is Wilbur Valdez, who spent his first two seasons at UM as a seldom-used linebacker. Valdez was switched to offense before the start of spring practice. Walk-on Will McPartland, a 6-1, 228-pound sophomore who saw action last season almost exclusively on special teams, will vie for playing time with Valdez. Noteworthy: The Hurricanes will practice for approximately one hour this afternoon at 1 p.m. followed with a 50-to-80 play scrimmage. The practice and scrimmage are open to the public. FLORIDA STATE Semlnoles scrimmage: Wide receiver Marvin Minnis had three catches for 39 yards and a touchdown during a 30-play red- .J y Push Mower SQOQOO , Horse racing the announcement that the ( Turfway Park oddsmaker's second pick, Daniel My Brother, i would not run. Dubai World Cup: Silver ; Charm, the 1997 Kentucky , Derby and Preakness winner, 1998 Santa Anita Handicap champion Malek and Behrens, a two-time Gulfstream starter, , are the American entries in a 10-horse field for the $4 million race in the United Arab Emir- , ates. A win by Silver Charm, y worth $2.4 million, would more than double the 3-year-old 1 champion's career earnings of $2.2 million. r Hialeah Breeders' Cup ' Handicap: The Hialeah Park feature, the $100,000 Hialeah Breeders' Cup Handicap, with 12 entries to run IKe miles on the grass, is at 5:15 p.m. ; dynamics THE SHOPPES OF JONATHANS LANDING New AltwtlsorVs Shopping Onier t-Corner of Alt. A1A & Indiantown Rd i 745-5640 i OPEN: Mon.-Sat 8am-9pm Sunday 10am-6pm Men's Cutting Club - 7th Cut Free J $"795 I $"795 I I Reg '10 I B Reg '10 I Includes: Shampoo I Includes: Shampoo I I auonarooner a vxjnauioner By John Crittenden Palm Beach Post Staff Writer John Mabee, owner of undefeated Event of the Year, said two weeks ago that his horse would go to the Arkansas Derby. But Bill Mott switched Favorite Trick, the 1997 Horse of the Year, from the Blue Grass Stakes to the Arkansas Derby. Both races are April 11. Mabee, his trainer Jerry Hollendorfer and his racing manager, Rick Taylor, now have Event of the Year at Turf-way Park today for the Jim Beam Stakes. It is this weekend's top Kentucky Derby prep. "We want him to go into the Kentucky Derby undefeated," said Taylor. Tough competition may be more important than won-lost records for top Derby prospects. Seven of the past eight Derby winners lost their last race before going to Churchill Downs. Event of the Year's status as favorite increased Friday after I $"795 I $"795 I g Reg '10 I M Beg. '10 I Includes: Shampoo I Includes: Shampoo & Conditioner I a Conditioner With coupon. With coupon. Good thru 43098 PP Good Ihru 4.3098 PP zone scrimmage. Junior quarterback Dan Ken-dra completed 2-of-6 passes for 20 yards and hit tight end Myron Jackson with a 3-yard touchdown pass. He opened the scrimmage with an interception. Sophomore Chris Weinke went 2-of-4 for 22 yards. He had a 17-yard TD pass to Minnis and was intercepted by Clevan Thom- as. , . FLORIDA Defense stars in scrimmage: Cornerback Tony George picked up the loose ball and scrambled 30 yards for the touchdown in the Gators' second scrimmage of the year. A few plays later, he picked off a pass and ran it in for another score. By the time the scrimmage ended, the defense had scored more than the offense. Despite getting a late touchdown from Jesse Palmer to Brian Haugabrook, the defense dominated for the second straight scrimmage. Noteworthy: Offensive lineman Zac Zedalis (back) and safety Teako Brown (right shoulder) left the scrimmage with injuries. Reserve tight end Greg See had surgery on Friday to remove a mass from his brain. Team doctor Gui Nicolette said it is unknown if the mass is cancerous or not, and See seems to be recovering well. Andrea Szulszteyn STATE FAMU fires assistant: Florida A&M has fired assistant football coach Walter Highsmith for possible NCAA rule violations, which include arranging for an agent to pay rent for a player's father. Highsmith, who has 30 days from Monday to appeal his dismissal, was the offensive line coach and recruiting coordinator. -1 -1 -J - Rear Engine Rider $99300 . M280917B J r warn i 9 HP Briggs k StrXton Engine with 28' Hi Vx Deck StrXton ower Engine (qiiiPTiTvf. Kelly's Garden Center 585-1719 Lake Worth u w Men's 4 p.m. Final Four preview WPEC-12, WFOR-4 college 5:30 p.m. Kentucky vs. Stanford WPEC-1 2. WFOR-4 basketball 8 p.m North Carolina vs. Utah WPEC-12, WFOR-4 Auto 2 p.m. CART Budweiser 500 (taped) WPBF-25, WPLG-10 racing 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 Bnggs HB0 Golf 2 pm. 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 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 women's singles final WPEC-12, WFOR-4 On radio . Men's 5:30 p.m. Kentucky vs. Stanford SISam college 8 p.m. North Carolina vs. Utah WQAM-560AM basketball NHL I 3 pm. Panthers at Bruins WJNO-1 040AM. WJNA-1230AM, V V . . . WJNX-1330AM, WQAM-560AM On the Internet Tell us what you think about the Marlins. Dolphins, PALM BEACH Heat. Panthers, UF, FSU and Miami as you read the INTERACTIVE latest stones at www.GoPBI.comSportsTown www Gopni.com On the field Area events Baseball 1:05 p.m. Cardinals (SS) vs. Expos 1 05 p.m. Astros at Marlins (407) 633-9200 2:10 p.m. Mets at Orioles (954) 523-3309 College Noon Nova SE at Palm Beach Atlantic, 2 650-7727 baseball 1 p.m. Broward CC at Palm Beach CC 9-f067 lpm. Florida Memorial at Northwood, 2 478-5510 7 pm Central Florida at Florida Atlantic 297-3163 7 p.m. Harvard at Miami (800) 462-2637 College 1 p.m. Tampa at Lynn, 2 994-0770 Softball . Palm Beach 1 p.m. Bud LightGrant s vs. Templeton 930-7656 Polo 3 p.m. Coca-Cola vs. Outback Auto 8 a.m. SCCA races at Moroso 5"!? racing 5 p.m. Moroso E.T. bracket races 62J-14UU 7 pm. Clewiston Motor Sports Park (94 1 ) 902-0633 7 p.m. Thunder Cross (Okeechobee) Park (94 1 ) 763-4033 Dog racing 12:30 p.m. Palm Beach Kennel Club E?f?"2? 1 2:30 p.m. Hollywood Greyhound Track (954) 454-9400 7 30 p m. 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Total destruction of Shannon Briggs is the objective. "Shannon Bnggs is going to get knocked out," said Lewis (32-1, 26 KOs). Lewis is 243 pounds, 15 pounds more than the 228-pound Briggs. Lewis's first order of business will be to retain the WBC title against Briggs at the Atlantic City Convention Hall. The champion, who is a 12-1 favorite, needs a strong showing against Briggs (30-1, 24 KOs) to prove to Evander Holyfield he is worthy of a unification fight. Football: Green Bay Packers coach Mike Holmgren said that losing the Super Bowl to the Denver Broncos on Jan. 25 left him in a state of depression. "I was in a funk for about a month," he told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "That was the first ttme that ever happened. I had no energy. I cou'Jn t sleep. I was all screwed up." Holmgren said he was so angry with his players during the game that he lost track of what down it was. "That's the only time all year I lost a down," he said. "I was angry. I snapped. I was looking for someone to strangle, to kill on the sidelines." Snowboarding: Mike Kildevaeld, who rides for Denmark but lives in San Diego, won the men's U.S. snowboard slalom title in Newry, Maine, by nearly a full second. Kildevaeld, who trains at Waterville Valley, N.H., posted a two-run time of 1 minute, 27.90 seconds on the second day of the X-nix U.S. Snowboard Championships at Sunday River Ski Resort. Skiing: Olympians Jonny Moseley and Liz Mclntyre won mogul titles in the United States Freestyle Championships at Sugarbush in Carcarusst '.t Valley, Maine. i SB Lawn Equipment Etc. Green Acres Lawn Equip. Able Lawnmower 687-9561 357-9195 433-5331 West Palm Beach Green Acres Lake Worth McGee's Lawnmower David's Lawnmowers Repair Florida Lawn I Garden 395-7731 For Less -439-3836 793-6530 Boca Raton West Palm Beach West Palm Beach

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