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2C. THE PALM BEACH POST SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6. 1997 Two Cents' Worth PAGE ,-66- TODAY IN HISTORY: In 1986, Miami's Vinny Testaverde won the Heisman Trophy. The quarterback, who led the nation in passing efficiency, won by 1,541 points over Temple running back Paul Palmer, the country's top rusher. WHO AM I? In 1984. 1 defeated Martina Navratilova, ending the longest winning streak (74 matches) in the history of women's singles tennis. STAT OF THE DAY: Western Kentucky 6-foot-l center Leslie Johnson has lost 73 pounds over the past two years. I never went into the end zone unhappy." HOMER JONES, former N.Y. Giants receiver and the first to spike the football after a score. IB People in sports Verplank takes control in Q -school Golf Miller: FatherSon event not just a walk in the park They're just keeping low profiles Palm Beach Post Wire Services Dave Kindred in The Sporting News, on NFL quarterbacks: "Everyone please raise your hand if you've heard of Bobby Hoying, Craig Whelihan, Paul Justin, Glenn Foley, Billy Joe Hobert and Doug Nussmeier. "No one with a life knows these guys. They're among the 64 anonymities, incompetents, cheap hires and other warm bodies who have started NFL games at quarterback this season." Have you heard . . . j Mike Lupica of the New York Daily News on Tim Green, a former Atlanta Falcons defensive lineman who now is a pro football commentator for Fox: "Green and his own voice are the greatest ldve affair to come out of Atlanta since Rhett and Scarlet." TODAY'S ANSWER: Helena Sukova, a fellow Czechoslovakian. i On the air On television FATHERSON CHALLENGE: Through Sunday at Vera Beach. TV: WPTV-5, WTVJ-6, today, 4 p.m.; Sun-day, 4 p.m. Jr., one of Miller's four sons, is now a head pro at a Utah course designed by his father. "I'd say these guys are really nervous, because they want to do well and show the world that their sons can play," said Miller, who won 24 events and earned $2,746,425 in his career on the PGA Tour. "And so it's not just fun and games. There is a great spirit and a great sense of camaraderie. But there is also a tremendous amount of competition. "These guys are serious. Everyone would love to win this with their son. Let me tell you, they would love to win this thing." Andy, a 19-year-old sophomore at Brigham Young Uni- versify, isn't approaching this '. tournament with the same competitive zeal as his father. "(The pressure to perform , well) doesn't bother me too much, especially because I've got my dad here," Andy Miller said. "Playing with him makes me not quite as nervous. We'll ' just go out, have fun, and play ; well." By Paul Pedersen Special to the Palm Beach Post VERO BEACH Don't think for a minute that Johnny Miller is taking the third FatherSon Challenge, which begins today at Windsor, lightly. Most people don't realize just how competitive this event is," said Miller, who is paired with son Andy in the 36-hole, Miller $860,000 Johnny Miller's tournament. team led Friday's play with a 118 in the best-ball type format while Andy's team finished with a 135. Johnny Miller has a low two-day score of 144.95. "These guys are trying to play their guts out for their sons, and the sons for their dads. "You want to do well as a family group. It's almost like putting your family mantle on the line." This is the third Challenge for Miller, who joined the Senior PGA Tour when he turned 50 last April. Paired with son John Jr., he placed 12th last year and tied for ninth in 1995. John m GIFT 'CERTIFICATE AVAILABLE! Mon-Fri 954-752-9299 Holiday telephone orders processed expediantly: t r - l-$42,2 $84,3 $126, ' 4-some deal $38 ocr book South m wmm mm College Noon Army vs. Navy WPEC-12, WFOR-4 football I p.m. Colorado St. vs. New Mexico WPBF-25, WPIG-10 4:30 p.m. Nebraska vs. Texas A&M WPBF-25, WPLG-10 I 8 p.m. Auburn vs. Tennessee WPBF-25, WPLG-10 College Noon Utah at Wake Forest ESPN basketball 2 p.m. Norfolk State at Hampton Sunshine 1 3:30 p.m. Kentucky at Indiana WPEC-12, WFOR-4 4 p.m. Jacksonville at Flonda St. Sunshine l 7 p.m. Purdue at Louisville ESPN 7:30 p.m. Georgetown at Miami SportsChannel J 9 p.m. Arizona at Texas ESPN Women's Noon Connecticut at Notre Dame. SportsChannel eollege basketball ABL 7 p.m. Atlanta at Columbus BET Boxing 9 p.m. Terry Norris vs. Keith Mullings pay-per-view j 9 p.m. Oscar De La Hoya vs. Wilfredo Rivera pay-per-view Golf Noon Million Dollar Classic (taped) Sunshine ", 4 p.m. Office Depot FatherSon Challenge WPTV-5, WTVJ-6 4:30 p.m. JCPenney Classic (taped) ESPN NHL 7:30 p.m. Rangers at Canadiens ESPN2 Rodeo 1 1 :30 p.m. National Finals (taped) ESPN2 On radio College 1p.m. Colorado St. vs. New Mexico WPSL-1590AM football 4:30 p.m. Neb. vs. Texas A&M WBZT-1290AM, WPSL-1 590AM J 8 p.m. Aubum vs. Tenn. WBZT-1290AM, WPSL-1590AM On the Internet Tell us what you think about the Marlins, Dolphins, ?v?2, PALM BEACH Heat, Panthers, UF, FSU and Miami as you read the INTERACTIVE latest stories at www.GoPBI.comSportsTown On the field r t Area events lilen't 7:30 p.m. Santa Fe CC at Indian River CC 462-4700 eollege 7:30 p.m. Georgetown at Miami (800) 462-2637 liasketball Lynn Pepsi Classic 994-0770 5:30 p.m. Consolation J 7:30 p.m. Championship .Women's 2 p.m. Hillsborough CC at Palm Beach CC 439-8067 eollege 2 p.m. Providence at Miami (800)462-2637 Basketball 6 p.m. Santa Fe CC at Indian River CC 462-4700 Dog racing 12:30 p.m. Palm Beach Kennel Club 683-2222 "- 12:30 p.m. Hollywood Greyhound Track (954)454-9400 7:30 p.m. Palm Beach Kennel Club 683-2222 7:30 p.m. Hollywood Greyhound Track (954) 454-9400 Worse racing 1 2:30 p.m. Calder Race Course (305) 625-1311 7:30 p.m. Pompano Harness Track (954) 972-2000 JeTalai Noon Miami Jai-Alai (305) 633-6400 r Noon Dania Jai-Alai (954)927-2841 7 p.m. Miami Jai-Alai (305)633-6400 7:15 p.m. Dania Jai-Alai (954)927-2841 telephones v Scores 9C 36-hole total of 13-under 129. Paul Azinger-Susie Redman, Mike Brisky-Barb Mucha and Mike Hulbert-Donna Andrews are tied for second. BZabriskl takes 18th title: Bruce Zabriski of Rye, N.Y., earned his record 18th title in the PGA Tournament Series with a four-stroke victory at Westchester Country Club in Stuart. 134: Bruce Zabriski, Rye, N Y., 66-M. S2.M0. IM: Billy Anderson. Hfc Frank Bensel, Jensen Beach, 67-73. 11,950. Ml: Cart Alexander, Winter Park, 72-70. Vince Ramagli, Mount Laurel, N.J., 71-71. John Reeves, Greenwich, Conn., 71-71. Frank Dobbs, Port St. Lucie, M-73. Mike San Filippo, Hooe Sound, 68-74. sl.MO. 141: Bob Ralston, Little Rock, Ark., 71-72. Michael Zlnni, Mankato, Minn., 70-73. $775. 14S: Randy Cochran, Deerfield, III., 75-70. Rodney Cook, Stuart, 75-70. Jim Schuman, Madison, Wis., 75-70. Richard Voiding, Bedford, Texas, 74-71. Jim Booros, Allentown, Pa., 73-72. Frank Esposito, East Brunswick, N.J., 73-72. Anthony Bagneschi,' Bridgehempton, N.Y., 71-74. John Hearn, LaQuinta, Calif., 71-74. Michael Laudien, Palm Beach Gardens, 70-75. Patrick Frasca, Palm Beach Gardens, M-76.S478. B Humenik a winner: Ed Hu- menik of Stuart shot a five-under 67 to win the rain-shortened 36-hole challenge on the Zevo South Florida Tour 18-Hole Challenge at Cobblestone Country Club in Stuart 7: Ed Humenik, Stuart, $1,000. Dennis Rasku, Deerfield Beach, $700. 70: Paul Antenucci, Jupiter. Mike McNerney, West Palm Beach. David Ladd, $502.50. 74: Colin Fraser, Pompano Beich, Jamie Neher, Palm Beach Gardens, $350. 75: David Head, Hendersonville, Tenn. Mike Melton, Jupiter. Jason Speck, Delray Beach. John Reynaud, Winsted, Conn. $117.50. BN.Y. golfer wins: Martin Bohen of Suffern, N.Y., shot a three-under 69 to win the senior division of the PGA Tournament Series event at the Village Golf Club in Royal Palm Beach. 144: Martin Bohen, Suffern, N Y, 7549. $1,300. 144: Tom Deaton, Southfield, Mich., 75-71. Roger Kennedy, Pompano Beach, 75-71. Terry Houser, O'Fallon, Mo., 74-72. MM.t7. 149: Wendell Coffee, Peachtree City, Ga, 74-75. $650. 15: Joe Browning, Wayland, Mass., 80-70. Lloyd Monroe, Palm Beach Gardens, 70-72. $500. 151: Fran Daschaine, Apollo Beach, 00-71. Clay Holloway, Miami, 78-73. Carl Loh- ren, Dandridge, Tenn., 78-73. Austin straub, cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., 78-73. $212.50. X8r & '. ("-' . . , - Vi.':f8?, :ZS Col! 511 and enter the categories below to hear frequent updates and final results for all teams in each, conference. iiiiiin,iri"ii ir, arwwtii a w s .hi BlKounltd Golf it 153 fitilltiw Primarily Mav-Oct. . Including: Atlantis PoloTmce Breakers Ocean Binki Forest Emerald Hills Cobblestone ' Eagle Marsh Ironhorse Grcenview Cove Cutter Sound Camino Del Mar Winston Trails . The Associated Press GRENELEFE Scott Verplank shot a four-under-par 67 Friday to take an eight-shot lead at the PGA Tour qualifying tournament Verplank, 33, has shot rounds of 66, 64 and 67 for a 17-under-par 197 after three rounds of the six-round tournament at the Grene-lefe Golf and Tennis Resort When the Qualifying school was held at Grenelefe in 1994, Woody Austin was the medalist with a 15-under 414 for six rounds. "I came here hoping to play well and I've been hitting it straight all week," Verplank said. "I managed to go the first 47 holes of Q-school before I made my first bogey. That's pretty good." Blaine McCallister of Ponte Vedra Beach and Guy Hill of Brandon are tied for second at nine-under205. Following the completion of the six rounds Monday, the top 35 finishers and ties will earn their 1998 PGA Tour cards. B Love, Mlckelson lead: Davis Love III and Phil Mickelson moved four strokes ahead of their nearest competitors midway through the Million Dollar Challenge in Sun City, South Africa. Love, the PGA champion, started the day one stroke behind Mickelson and beat his playing partner's four-under 68 by a stroke to leave them both at nine-under 135 in the 12-man field. B Good course management: Dan Forsman and Catriona Matthew, who only met Wednesday, shot a seven-under 64 and took a one-shot lead after the second round of the JCPenney Classic in Tarpon Springs. Forsman and Matthew, who were paired by their management company for the tournament that teams PGA and LPGA pros, had a CM , r XT', . 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Indictments were issued against four men accused oTJaying the players, and the FBI sgid it expects further indictments aslhe investigation continues. Smith, the school's No. 2 all-time scorer, admitted in his plea agreement that he agreed to fix the games in part to repay gajnbling debts owed to bookmaker Benny Silman. Silman agreed to pay him $20,000 tor-each game he threw, Smith sail In turn, he went to Burton fpChelp fixing the games. "He told me that since I was the best free-throw shooter on the team and was normally called on to make free throws at the end of the games, that if needed, I was to miss the free throws to make sore we won by that certain amount," Burton said in the plea fifed in U.S. District Court. Federal indictments announced include a total of 72 charges against Silman, a former ASU stjident and former partner in a cappuccino stand at America West Arena, now living in San Diego; Joseph Gagliano Jr., a Phoenix investment adviser and former trader on the Chicago Board of Trade; and Joseph and Dominic Mangiamele. The Arizona Republic identified the Mangiameles as Chicago bookmakers. In brief College soccer: Robin Confer scored the go-ahead goal on a free kick in the 69th minute as North Carolina held Santa Clara to one second-half shot in a 2-1 victory to advance to the NCAA women's soccer championship in Greensboro, N.C. The Tar Heels (26-0-1) will play in their 14th championship game Sunday against Connecticut (23-3), which beat Notre Dame 2-1 in Friday's other semifinal. North Carolina has won 13 of the 15 NCAA women's soccer titles contested. B Tennis: John McEnroe defeated Bjorn Borg 2-6, 6-3 (10-7; the ATP Senior Tour uses a tiebreaker instead of the third set) in the Honda Challenge in London. It was the first time the two have met in Britain since McEnroe stopped Borg's run of five straight Wimbledon titles in 1981. . . . Martina Hingis and Iva Majoll remained unbeaten in the Masters of Champions tournament in Frankfurt, Germany, and qualified for the semifinals. Hingis beat Anke Huber 6-4, 7-6 (7-3); Majoli defeated Lindsay Davenport 2-6, 6-2, 6-2. (Results, 9C) B Swimming: Lea Maurer, who set the American record in the 100-meter backstroke while winning the Olympic bronze medal in 1992, defeated 1996 Olympic gold medalist Beth Botsford in the championship race for the event at the U.S. Open Swimming Championships in Indianapolis. Maurer, 26, won in 1 minute, 1.83 seconds. 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