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PAGE 2 SECTION 2 DAILY HERALD SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 2008 Second Glance Giant raise: Coughlin gets 4-year, $21 million contract Tom Coughlin was rewarded for the New York Giants' Super Bowl victory, agreeing to a four- year, $21 million contract Friday that will make him one of the NFL's highest-paid coaches. He will earn about $5.25 million annually, according to a person with knowledge of the deal who spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press because the contract hasn't been signed. The person said the team will announce the deal today. The two sides had the outline of the deal in place for weeks. The contract represents a $2 million increase over last season and what he was to have earned this year. Seattle's Mike Holmgren is the NFL's top-paid coach at $8 million a year. Gary O'Hagan, Coughlin's agent, did not return a call. The Giants had no comment. Coughlin had been on the verge of being fired after the Giants went 8-8 in 2006 and were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs for the second straight year. Coughlin and the Giants (14-6) both staged remarkable turnarounds, capped by a 17-14 win over the previously unbeaten New England in the Super Bowl in Glendale, Ariz. —Associated Press Today's birthdays March 8 Dick "Richie" Allen (66), MLB Jim Rice (55), MLB Buck Williams (48), NBA William Fuller (46), NFL ShaunGayle(46),NFL Kenny Smith (43), NBA Jason Elam (38), NR Brett Conway (33), NFL Ahead of the game Sat. Sun. Mon. March 8 9 10 Tue. Wed. 11 12 home, Utah 7:30 CSN+ away home Detroit Carolina 6:30 7:30 CSN CSN At Mesa At Surplse . _ Arizona Kansas City UBSJ 2:05 3:05 9 9 At Tucson AtPeoria San Francisco San Diego 2:05 3:05 CSN CSN AtMaryvale At Mesa At Surprise Milwaukee Oakland Texas 3:05 3:05 3:05 CSN At Tucson At Surprise At Tucson Seattle L. A. Angels Colorado 3:05 3:05 3:05 CSN home away home Quad City Peoria Hamilton 7:00 3:00 7:00 Cable TV Cable TV Cable TV home Philadelphia Noon All times are game times. , -\ ' M /-• •• <*"' Local schedules • HAWTHORNE THOROUGHBRED RACING (hawthomeracecourse.com or call 708-7803700. Live racing March 7-May 1 on Thursdays through Mondays, but dark on Sunday, March 23, and Thursday, May 1. Hawthorne Race Course, 3501 S. Laramie, Cicero. • CHICAGO STORM INDOOR SOCCER (www.chlcagostorm.net) Major Indoor Soccer League. Home games at Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates. Today, home vs. La Raza de Monterrey, 7 p.m.; Sunday, at Detroit, 3:35 p.m.; March 15, at New Jersey, 6:30 p.m. • CHICAGO BANDITS (www.chlcagobandits.com) women's National Pro Fastpitch league. Elgin's newest pro team will host an Open House of Its corporate office and retail store at 72 S. Grove St., Elgin. Today, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Today on television Baseball Spring training: CUBS vs, Arizona 2 p.m. WHITE SOX vs. San Francisco 2 p.m. i Basketball College men: Big South tournament championship 10:30 a.m. Louisville at Georgetown 11 a.m. Minnesota at Illinois Noon Stanford at USC : . -' 1p.m. Wiscohsiaat Northwestern 2 p.m. Mfsspurt'aYOklahpma ' 2:30 p.m. Kansas'at'Texas A&M . . 3p.m. Marquette at Syracuse 3p.m. Utah at UNLV 3 p.m. Ohio Valley tournament championship 4p.m. Auburn at Arkansas 7 p.m. 5 p.m. Atlantic Sun tournament championship 5p.m. Missouri Valley tournament first semifinal 5 p.m. (in progress) Missouri Valley tournament second semifinal ;-.; ' . 7p.m. North Carolina at Duke '.•*•'•< 8p.m. Arizona at Oregon 9:30 p.m. College women: • . s A Big Ten tournament first semifinal 5 p.m. Big Ten tournament second semifinal .'. ; v •"'• , : " •'• ',-•' 7:30 p.m. High school boys: Class 1A third-place game 11 a.m. Class 1A championship 12:45 p.m. Class 2A third-place game 6:30 p.m. Class 2A championship 8:15 p.m. Boxing WBA/WBC/WBO cruiserweight championship: Enzo Maccarinelli vs. David Haye 8 p.m. IBF lightweight championship: Juan Diaz vs. Nate Campbell 8:30 p.m. WBC heavyweight championship: Oleg Maskaev vs. Samuel Peter 8:30 a.m. (tape) 2p.m. 5:30 p.m. (tape) 7 p.m. 8a.m. I p.m. 10a.m. II a.m. WHITE SOX vs. San Francisgo 2 p.m. Noon 2p.m. 6p.m. 24 hounj 24 hours Channel 9 Comcast SportsNet European Tour: Malaysian Open, third round PGA Tour: PODS Championship, third round Champions Tour: Toshiba Classic, second round Hockey AHL: Quad City at WOLVES Motor sports NASCAR Nationwide Series: Nicorette 300 pole qualifying Nicorette 300 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Practice for Kobalt Tools 500 Final practice for Kobalt Tools 500 Today on radio Minnesota at Illinois Wisconsin at Northwestern Notre Dame at South Florida The Scon* ESPN Radio ESPN2 Channel 2 Big Ten Network Channel 2 Big Ten Network Channel 7 Channel 2 ESPN Versus ESPN2 ESPN Classic ESPN2 Comcast SportsNet Comcast SportsNet ESPN Comcast SportsNet Big Ten Network Big Ten Network Channel 50 Channel 50 Channel 50 Channel 50 Showtime HBO Golf Channel Channel 5 Golf Channel Comcast cable Speed ESPN2 Speed Speed WSCR 670-AM WIND560-AM WGN720-AM WLS 890-AM WSCR 670-AM WMVP1QOQ-AM Like mother, like daughters: Quigley girls carry on tradition Patricia Babcock McGraw Women's Watch As far as Allie and Sam Quigley are concerned, Mom is just Mom. But people who remember Christine Quigley back in her glory days remember her as "the best ever." From 1979 to 1983, she was a big-time basketball star at the University of St. Francis in Joliet. Really big. In fact, her Hall of Fame write-up at the school says that many] coaches on campus considered her the "Michael Jordan" of her time, which certainly lends credence to the cliche that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Both Allie and Sam were standout basketball players at Joliet Catholic and earned full- ride Division I scholarships to DePaul, which will play its first game of the Big East tournament today against Marquette. Unfortunately for Sam, she won't be playing. After a promising freshman campaign last year in which she earned a spot in the starting lineup, she has been sidelined this season to rehab a knee injury. Allie, however, is wrapping up a fabulous senior season that solidifies her standing as one of DePaul's "best ever." Sounds familiar. "If you talk to the athletic director at St. Francis, Pat Sullivan, he'll say that Christine (nee Prieboy) was the best to ever play at St. Francis—male or female," said DePaul coach Doug Bruno, whose team is 19-10 and on the bubble for an NCAA Tournament bid. "She was mat good." Christine was also among the first women to benefit from Title DC, which makes her girls part of the first crop of second-generation female athletes who could look not just to Dad but also to Mom as a role model for sports. "My mom is also a (physical education) teacher, so growing up, we always saw her wearing sweaty clothes and doing sports, and that helped for us to see that," Allie said. "She'd be out there shooting with us and you could tell that she still had 'it' a little. I think that really influenced us Blot- As it turns out, Allie and Sam got a double shot of basketball in their DNA. Their late father Pat met ASSOCIATED PRESS Allie Quigley, who has scored 2,019 points in her career, is one of four DePaul women to surpass the 2,000-point mark. Christine at St. Francis because he was a star basketball player, too. He even coached high school ball at Lincoln-Way Central before dying of cancer in 1994. Allie was only 8 and Sam was just 6 at the time. But both remember how much fun they had sharing basketball with their dad. "We were always around my dad and his teams. I remember being in gyms even on weekends when I was growing up," Sam said. "Sundays were off days for most people but not for our family. We always went to the gym to play and shoot around and to be with my dad. We had a great time." Clearly, the girls also learned a thing or two. Both are heady ballhandlers and sharpshooters from 3- point range. Over the course of her career, Allie has also become a dangerous slasher to the basket. Her versatility has left defenses stumped this season. Allie is averaging 19.3 points per game and scored the 2,000th point of her career this week in a game against Seton Hall. With 2,019 points, she's one of four DePaul women to surpass the 2,000-point plateau. "Allie has been one of the most special players I've ever coached," said Bruno, who has coached hundreds of women in his 21 years at DePaul. "It's hard to find players like her, who not only can score but can rebound and pass the ball, get her teammates involved, defend. "But the best thing about her is that she just goes about her business in a very quiet ASSOCIATED PRESS Sam Quigley, who earned a starting job in her freshman year, has been sidelined this season with a knee injury. way. She's very humble. She's a great young woman." Allie says that Sam keeps her humble. Sam's not afraid to be brutally honest about Allie's game, even if what she has to say isn't always pleasant to hear. ' "She's always tugging on my jersey, telling me something about my defense or something like that," Allie laughed. "But I like that. You need someone to be honest with, you so that you can get better and she's always giving me lime tips." And Allie means always. The girls say that they have plenty in common off the court, but that somehow the conversation always comes back to basketball. "We like breaking things down and talking about basketball," Sam said. "Basketball is a big part of our relationship. We've been playing together pretty much our whole lives." Sam estimates that she and her sister have been on the same team for at least nine years — five during grade school while they played on travel teams and two at both Joliet Catholic and DePaul. But unless they reunite somewhere down the road in the WNBA, time is ticking on the sisters' time as teammates. "I don't like to think about that," Allie said. "I've loved getting to play with my sister. It's meant a lot. Your teammates usually become like your sisters, but it's even better to have your real sister there." pbabcock@dailyherald.com Golf roundup Maggert rides wind into lead Associated Press , > The wind was blowing hard enough to sweep sand out of" the bunkers and knock down^ scores Friday at the PODS.| Championship in Paling Harbor, Fla. Jeff Maggert used it to his advantage. Starting his second round " with the wind at his back, Maggert birdied three of his' 1 ; opening four holes and hung ; '' on long enough to be leading '• by 3 shots at the turn when ' play was suspended for the rest '" of the day because of storms. Maggert was at 8-under par, •3 shots ahead of Kenny Perry '' and D.J. Trahan. For the '•'. second straight day, none of '' the late starters came close to ••';' finishing the round. ''' About 15 minutes after the siren sounded to stop play, the •' sky opened and dumped even "•.'•' more rain on the Copperhead course at Innisbrook. That "•' might not be a bad thing, for ' softer greens at least gave players a fighting chance. ''' Defending champion Mark Calcavecchia shot a 1-under ' ;t 70 and was tied for the club- ' house lead at 3-under 139 ! ' with Lee Janzen (74), Billy J'' Mayfair (71), Stuart Appleby 1 ' ' (73) and Paul Casey (72).''" : " '" _ Only three players among '>t f > ttie^early^s.tart.ers manage^ break 70^ with Tim Petfovic \ and Kevin Sutherland leading $ the way at 68. Ernie Els.J coming off a victory last week 3 in the Honda Classic, birdied | his last two holes to salvage a |jf 73, leaving him at 4-over 146 J and likely to miss the cut. Toshiba Classic: At Newport, Beach, Calif., Tim Simpson^ took the first-round lead in the Toshiba Classic with the best round of his Champions Tour career, a bogey-free, 8-under 63 that left him a shot clear of Mark Johnson. , Defending champion Jay Haas and Bemhard Langer opened with 65s, and Craig Stadler, Ben Crenshaw, Bruce Lietzke and DA Weibring shot 66s. Malaysian Open: Danny Chia, moved into position to. 1 become the first Malaysian 1 player to win the Malaysian Open, shooting a 5-under 67 for a share of the second- round lead with England's Nick Dougherty. Chia and Dougherty (70) had 12-under 132 totals on the Kota Permai course at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in the event sanctioned by the European and Asian tours. Sports in 60 seconds Goodell seeks tougher penalties; NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wants to crack down on spying next season with more inspections and harsher penalties, steps that follow the disciplining of the New England Patriots for taping opponents' signals. Goodell is urging tougher action on teams and employees that would include unannounced inspections of locker rooms and coaches' areas in press boxes and a lower standard of proof for imposing discipline on those who violate rules, Loss of draft choices would be a possible punishment. Gordon wins Atlanta pole: Jeff Gordon won the pole for the KobaltTools 500, NASCAR's Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga. Gordon posted a fast lap of 185.251 mphonthe 1.5-rnUe Atlanta oval, lasily faster than the 184.852 of Dale Earnhardt Jr. Martin Truex Jr. made it a sweep of the top three places for Chevrolet with a lap of 183.807. Roush denies accusation; Car owner Jack Roush strongly denied any intentional wrongdoing Friday in the wake of NASCAR penalties that knocked driver Carl Edwards out of first place in the Sprint Cup points and put crew chief Bob Osborne on a six-week suspension. "Jack is mad," a visibly upset Roush declared as he strode to a podium Friday at Atlanta Motor Speedway to respond to Toyota official Lee White's claim in a published report that Eclwards' No. 99 Roush Fenway Racing team had intentionally taken the cover off the car's oil tank to gajn an aerodynamic advantage. The 99 car failed postrace inspec- tio$ Sunday aftf; NASCAR inspectors found there was no cover on the oil tank. Roush Fenway Racing said the cover came off when a bolt failed during the race. Jones enters federal prison: Marion Jones began her six- month sentence in federal prison Friday, punishment for lying to investigators about using performance-enhancing drugs and her role in a check-fraud scam. The former Olympic track star turned herself in before noon Friday at Federal Medical Center Carswell, located on the Naval Air Station, Joint Reserve Base in Fort Worth, Texas, Bureau of Prison spokeswoman Traci Billingsleysaid. Wolves can't hold late lead: The Chicago Wolves let a 3-1 third-period lead, slip away before losing 4-3 in a Shootout against the Iowa, Stars on Friday night at the AJistHe Arena, Stars goaltender Tobias Stephan stopped all 5 Wolves attempts in the Shootout, while Perttu Lindgren bested Wolves goalie Ondrej Pavelec for the winner. Etc,—TVG and Hawthorne Race Course announced that they have entered into a muitiyear agreement for Hawthorne's races to be exclusively featured as part of TVG's regular network programming. Under the agreement, Hawthorne receives priority positioning on TVG Network programming and TVG Spotlight Rgce placement for the Illinois Derby and Hawthorne Gold Cup. —Former UCLA coach John Wooden's condition is improving and he should be released from the hospital in the next couple days, his daughter said Friday. The 97- year-jold Hall of Fsmer fell at his home Feb, 28, broking hJM

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