The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on March 29, 1998 · Page 799
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 799

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Sunday, March 29, 1998
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SECTION C SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 1998 'I- T liMtfl ii i INSIDE INSIDE The Palm Beach Post Puck bounces Panthers' way j Florida scores with 1 7.7 seconds left in regulation, then wins it in j overtime to beat the Bruins 3-2. j PAGE IOC ! TPC is Janzen's to win or lose Lee Janzen holds a three-shot Head over journeyman Glen Day and a five-shot lead over Justin leonard entering today's final iround. PAGE 7C wwvwwwu&&wi'M'&&m - " - WnTifin Ljr jLJ Li VMaiuJvaMIMi J r I. 1 5 . ' -, 7 .'.": .. - V ' - ' , I v -,v I ; : , - ALLEN EYESTONEStafl Photographer Venus Williams said adjusting tm game was the key, and came from advice from her rather, Richard, whose storyboard at the final allowed him to offer advice to anyone on the proper sight-line. Williams rallies to second title, No. 10 ranking t ) II II "' K k fsJr4 -f y " f , " . ; MEN'S FINAL: Andre Agassi (29) vs. Marcelo Rios (3) TV: WPEC-12, WFOR-4, 2 p.m. (taped) "I'm very happy about both of my titles," the Palm Beach Gardens resident said. "I would never give any of them up." So far it's only two the first came earlier this month in Oklahoma City but Williams will move to No. 10 in the world with the victory. It is her career-high and a sign of her desire to win. She celebrated by dashing up the stands and over several sections of seats " Please see UPTONiiC Saturday in the Lipton Championships final. But early in the second set, Kournikova had been dissecting Williams' power game extremely successfully with a variety of off-speed shots and precise angles that kept her off-balance. "I tried to take everything that she doesn't like (and) put it in one," Kournikova said. After the breather, Kournikova won the next two points to go up a service break. But from then on, her rests increased while the precision of her shots decreased. The subtle change was all Williams needed in her fourth career final. She ran Kournikova even harder and came storming back in the second and third sets to win the biggest title of her career. In a matchup of teenage stars, Anna Kournikova can't keep up. By Elizabeth Clarke Palm Beach Post Staff Writer KEY BISCAYNE Anna Kournikova bent over onto her racket, breathing heavily from exhaustion. She had already won a set off Venus Williams in the first final of her career, but Williams had just evened the score 30-all, at 1-1 in the second set. on a long corner-to-corner P'nt- ... . . Kournikova was about to be victimized by a stunning turnaround, in which Williams' second-set victory merely signaled her gathering momentum in a 2-6, 6-4, 6-1 victory ALLEN EYESTONEStafl Photographer Anna Kournikova's decisive first-set victory did not foretell her fate in the Lipton women's final. Cats back for more; Utah stuns Heels Majerus, Utes stun North Carolina 1 -1 Greg Stoda THE NCAA TOURNAMENTS Men's Women's title game title game mTn (34"4) WHO: La. Tech (31-3) vs. vs. Utah (30-3). Tennessee (38-0). WHDt 9:18 p.m. Mon- TV: WPEC-1 2. WFOR-4. ESPN- INStDt Kentucky tops "!DE: The Lady Vols go Stanford in OT. gams cert Jrd straight th,'d stra-ght final. 8C championship. Kentucky's spectacular OT win helps Allen Edwards deal with the loss of his mother. ; SAN ANTONIO And so, in the wake of a mother's death, a College basketball career continues. One more game. ' A championship game for Allen Edwards. Edwards, out of Miami Senior High School, scored 11 points a triple here, a driving layup there, a couple of free throws and whatever else he could find in the scraps as Kentucky outlasted Stanford 86-85 in a spectacular Final- Four semifinal game Saturday night in the only top-seeded team to move through any of the NCAA's four regional brackets to reach the Final Four. Utah, which in its previous game beat defending champion Arizona by implementing a tricky triangle-and-two defense, went straight up against the Tar Heels. It worked. Oh, how it worked. The Utes ripped away to a 16-2 lead in just more than 4 1,2 minutes before North Carolina decided to involve itself in the evening's festivities. That proved to be too much room to give Utah, which is capable of bleeding Pkase see UTAHPC By Greg Stoda Palm Beach Post Staff Writer SAN ANTONIO Nothing exotic. Just plain ol' Utah ... all bundled up in a wrapper of hard work and constant attention to detail. And that combination was enough quite enough to vanquish haughty and arrogant and top-ranked North Carolina, 65-59, in a Final Four semifinal Saturday night in the Alamodome. It was enough quite enough to earn the oh-by-the-way Utcs a berth in Monday night's championship game against Kentucky, which earlier had survived Stanford in overtime. The Elimination of the Tar Heels also marked the elimination of the Alamodome. "It feels so good," Edwards said at his locker. "I've had so many ups and downs. I know we've been to the championship game the last two years and won one of them, but this time it will be the end of my career. That means something special. I think." It has become cliche in sports Pkast set STODASC

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