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2C THE PALM BEACH POST SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1997 w s Two Cents' Worth 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. 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. PAGE ran People in sports Verplank takes control in Q -school Golf Scores 9C 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 . . . 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 love affair to come out of Atlanta since Rhett and Scarlet." 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. On the air On television "Most people don't realize just how competitive this event is," said Miller, who is paired with son Andy in the 36-hole, 36-hole total of 13-under 129. Paul Azinger-Susie Redman, Mike Brisky-Barb Mucha and Mike Hulbert-Donna Andrews are tied for second. BZabriski 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 1M: Bruce Zabriski, Rye, N.Y., 66-M. 2,I00. 131: Billy Anderson. 1M: Frank Bensel, Jensen Beach, 47-73. $1,950. 141 Carl Alexander, Winter Park, 72-70. Vlnce Ramagli, Mount Laurel, N.J., 71-71. John Reeves, Greenwich, Conn., 71-71. Frank Dobbs, Port St. Lucie, -73. Vlke San Filippo, Hobe Sound, 68-74. $1,280. 143: Bob Ralston, Little Rock, Ark., 71-72. Michael Zinni, Mankato, Minn., 70-73. S77S. 145: 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, Brldgehampton, N.Y., 71-74. John Hearn, LaQuinta, Calif., 71-74. Michael Laudien. Palm Beach Gardens, 70-75. Patrick Frasca, Palm Beach Gardens, 69-76. 1478. 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. 67: Ed Humenik, Stuart, $1,000. W: Dennis Rasku, Deerfield Beach, $700. 70: Paul Antenucci, Jupiter. Mike McNerney, West Palm Beach. David Ladd, $502.50. 74: Colin Fraser, Pompano Beach, Jamie Neher, Palm Beach Gardens, $350. 75: David Head, Hendersonville, Tenn. Mike Melton, Jupiter. Jason Speck, Delray Beach. John Raynaud, Winsted, Conn. $187.50. 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-under 205. Following the completion of the six rounds Monday, the top 35 finishers and ties will earn their 1998 PGA Tour cards. B Love, Mickelson 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 Miller $860,000 Johnny Miller's w FATHERSON CHALLENGE: Through Sunday al 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 1 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 com- ' petition. "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 sopho-' more at Brigham Young Uni-'; versity, isn't approaching this' tournament with the same com-' petitive 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 1 well." 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 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., 75-69. $1,300. College Noon Army vs. Navy WPEC-1 2, WFOR-4 football 1p.m. Colorado St. vs. New Mexico WPBF-25, WPLG-10 4:30 p.m. Nebraska vs. Texas A&M WPBF-25, WPLG-1 0 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 3:30 p.m. Kentucky at Indiana WPEC-12, WFOR-4 4 p.m. Jacksonville at Florida St. Sunshine 7 p.m. Purdue at Louisville ESPN 7:30 p.m. Georgetown at Miami SportsChannel 9 p.m. Arizona at Texas ESPN Women's Noon Connecticut at Notre Dame. SportsChannel college basketball ' ABL 7 p.m.- Atlanta at Columbus BET Boxing 9 p.m. Terry Norris vs. Keith Mullings . pay-per-view 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-1 290AM, WPSL-1 590AM 8 p.m. Auburn vs. Tenn. WBZT-1290AM, WPSL-1590AM On the Internet Tell us what you think about the Marlins, Dolphins, ffS PALM BEACH Heat, Panthers, UF, FSU and Miami as you read the 'V INTERACTIVE latest stories at www.GoPBI.comSportsTown On the field Area events Men's 7:30 p.m. Santa Fe CC at Indian River CC 462-4700 college 7:30 p.m. Georgetown at Miami (800)462-2637 basketball Lynn Pepsi Classic 994-0770 5:30 p.m. Consolation 7:30 p.m. Championship Women's 2 p.m. Hillsborough CC at Palm Beach CC 439-8067 college 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 Horse racing 1 2:30 p.m. Calder Race Course (305) 625-1311 7:30 p.m. Pompano Harness Track (954) 972-2000 Jal alal Noon Miami Jai-Alai (305)633-6400 Noon Dania Jai-Alai (954)927-2841 7 p.m. Miami Jai-Alai (305) 633-6400 7:15 p.m. Dania Jai-Alai (954) 927-284 1 Telephones 146: Tom Deaton, Southfield, Mich., 75-71. Roger nenneoy, pompano eeacn, 75-71. Terry Houser, u mion, wo., 74-72. W66.67. 14?: Wendell coffee, Peachtree City, Ga., 74-75. $650. 150: Joe Browning, Wayland, Mass., 80-70. Lloyd Monroe, Palm Beach Gardens, 78-72. $500. 151: Fran Deschaine, Apollo oeacn, iu-7i. uay Honoway, Miami, H-J. tan Lon-ren, Dandridge, Tenn., 78-73. Austin Straub, Cold company for the tournament that teams PGA and LPGA pros, had a J spring Harbor, n.y., 78-73. $212.50. mm 0 GIFT As V : f 'CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE! Mon-Fri Discounted Golf at 153 facilities Primarily Mav-Oct. including: Atlantis Polo Trace Breakers Ocean Blnks Forest Emerald Hills Cobblestone Eagle Marsh Ironhorse Greenview Cove Cutter Sound Camino Del Mar Winston Trails Okeeheclee North Palm Beach I Champions at Summerfield Golden Bear at Hammock Creek 954-752-9299 Holiday telephone orders processed South Florida Section expediantly! 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Special Discounts If ordering more than one GolfPass, please also submit all GolfPass Member names, address and telephone 's. MAIL TO the South Florida PGA, 10804 W. Sample Rd., Coral Springs, FL 33065 Ex-Sun Devils guilty of bribery Order before Jan. I & Receive a FREE Bag Tag! In brief ffiEOBJ J' Deo M1ZUNO ASHWORTH LA MODE KING COBRA ADAMS ODYSSEY MAXHJ 171 f fc Ell r If. Palm Beach Post Wire Services Former Arizona State basketball players Stevin "Hedake" Smith and Isaac Burton Jr. have pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit sports bribery in a point-shaving scheme. In court documents released Friday in Phoenix, Smith and Burton admitted taking payoffs for shaving points on four Arizona State home games in the 1993-94 season. Indictments were issued against four men accused of paying the players, and the FBI said it expects further indictments as the 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 gambling debts owed to bookmaker Benny Silman. Silman agreed to pay him $20,000 for each game he threw, Smith said. In turn, he went to Burton for help 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 sure we won by that certain amount," Burton said in the plea filed in U.S. District Court. Federal indictments announced include a total of 72 charges against Silman, a former ASU student 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. lie Arizona Republic identified the Mangiameles as Chicago bookmakers. i Jl k ' ' """" Jt B 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 Majoli 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. Botsford was second in 1:03.40. 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