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B4 GETTYSBURG TIMES * SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2002 ^±-^1*. ^A^^^.au^i&V.a.jUir <A-^fta •pon* IVIQBWUIH MM lira KRANIAS MEMORIAL — the second annual Tommy Kranias Memorial Golf Tournament, benefiting Cancer Survivors, was held Friday at Cedar Ridge Golf Course. Top photo, organizers and sponsors, from left: Bill and Cathy Leedy front Tommy's Pizza, Lyn Wihelta, Tommy Kranias Jr., Joe Ruth, Kathy Jones, , Chris and Nancy Kranias of the Plaza Restaurant A Lming«. Bottom afc**, wtnnen In the Kranias Memorial wen, from Mb front, Clarence Ohler, Dan Weaver* Cochran; back, Bonnk Ohler Jay Sanders, B«ena McKlttMM, Mary Tin Hafcfc At Cktljafcairt. 1frf photo, from left, < Soty Morris, Sue KoMison, S»«fr, ,, McKinnon, Mary McKltuw«, Karen Stiiety, Oiad Halm-, tMrnHiiaM erpai*m Manna mined fottnwm* winners Carofyi daaaaa, Ruby Wyatt Missing: Marv Slttipson. ', Rodiea^Bellvl^ari,MfltKMlMnlu,aiMMMor Mark R«dn<tl, Jess Sheahaa, Tlai Thxhia Toay Strktland The toainanitnt was dedkat- ' * ^^^^. Dan Weav«r,D«^gPhwk, Bill sond by StrkkJaiid Enterprises and tttpported MHOa« Iain's feurwmes. Bottom Bonnie Ohler, Kathy Sanders, byLtttaera*S«dalServk*»,waahe»dFHdayat tefl: women's foursome wmntn M B«ena McKlttBofl, Mary Tin ttate At Ottl)aha)(rg. Tif photo, ftoBi left, > Soty Morris, Sue RoMMtm, §i ry McKimxMi, Karen Stiiety, Oiad Halm-, iMiraaH^ eruai*m Manna mixed fottnwme winners Cart Crown \l yson, Lewis ready to get it on (Continued from Page Bl) by three-quarters of a length. After a final gallop on Friday morning, Baffert declared War Emblem "sharp," "full of himself" and "ready to roll." Asked if racing needs a Triple Crown winner, Baffert replied: "Bob Baffert needs a Triple Crown." Until War Emblem came along nearly eight weeks ago, Baffert was out of Derby contenders. His final chance. Duntheblucgnissmun, was last in the Santa Anita Derby and his other top 3-year-olds were either injured or hadn't blossomed. In early April, there were no Triple Crown thoughts. "I thought I would be at the opening game of the L.A. Lakers," said Baffert, referring to the Lakers' first playoff game on April 21. Wiseman's Ferry is new to the Triple Crown trail, coining off two wire-to-wire wins, the most recent in the Lone Star Derby. Medaglia d'Oro also returns for a third shot at War Emblem. Trained by Bobby Frankel, Medaglia d'Oro finished fourth in the Derby and eighth in the Preakness. "In the other two races. I was trying to win it." said Frankel. "Now, 1 just want to see him run good. We're going to let him run his own race and see where he finishes." Affirmed won the last Triple Crown in 1978. The 24-year gap between champions is the second longest, surpassed only by the 25 years between Citation's success in 1948 and Secretariat's in 1973. ' While racing would love a Triple Crown winner, there seems to be a trace of, resentment regarding War Emblem's connections. Some seem to resent Baffert's quick success; others complain about the late purchase of the colt. Also, Ahmed is a member of the Saudi royal family, a sensitive point in the wake of Sept. 11 since many of the terrorists who destroyed the World Trade Center were Saudis. Ahmed says he leaves politics to the politicians. For his part, Baffert says "my only defense is winning." The field, from the rail out, is: Artax Too, Like A Hero, Wiseman's Ferry, Essence of Dubai, Sunday Break, Perfect Drift, Medaglia d'Oro, Proud Citi/.en, War Emblem, Magic Weisner and Sarava. The race will be televised by NBC. Post time is 6:10 p.m. EOT. From wire services Majors (Continued from Page lit) road games. Detroit has lost four in a row and eight of nine. Vicente Padilla (8-4) won for the third time in four starts, giving up one run on six hits and a walk in seven innings. Padilla, who struck out three, has eight quality starts in 13 tries this season, and lowered his ERA to 2.87. Jeff Weaver (4-8) allowed seven runs on 11 hits and two walks in four innings in his shortest outing of the season. In the last five games, Mark Redman is the only Tigers starter to pitch more than four innings. The five starters combined for a 13.73 ERA. Pirates 6, Brewers 1 PITTSBURGH — Brian Giles hit a three-run double in the fifth inning to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Milwaukee Brewers 6-1 Friday night. Rob Mackowiak added a two- run double as the Pirates sent Milwaukee to just its second loss in seven games. Richie Sexson hit his 16th home run for the Brewers, who are 0-4 against Pittsburgh this year and 1-10 at PNC Park over two seasons. Joe Beimel (1-1) allowed two hits in five innings, including Sexson's home run in the fourth, to win his first start of the season. Sean Lowe, Mike Fellers and Brian Boehringer combined for four scoreless innings of relief. Ben Sheets (3-6) had a 1-0 lead in the fifth when Abraham Nunez, batting for Beimel, beat out an infield single to start the inning. Nunez advanced to second on Chad Hennansen's single. After failing on two sacrifice attempts, Jack Wilson successfully bunted an 0-2 pitch and beat Sheets' throw to first for a single. Cardinals 12, Royals 6 KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Tino Martinez homered and had a season-high four hits as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Kansas City Royals 12-6 Friday night. Albert Pujols doubled three times and drove in three runs for the Cardinals, whose 12 runs were a season high. Darryl Kile (4-3) went 5 1-3 innings, allowing three earned runs on six hits. Kile is 3-0 with a 2.30 ERA in his past five starts. Twins 12, Marlins 7 MINNEAPOLIS — Torii Hunter had three hits and three RBI as the Minnesota Twins ended the Florida Marlins' four- game winning streak with a 12-7 victory Friday night. Three nights after scoring 23 runs in a rout against the Indians, the Twins scored five limes in the first inning and never looked back. Every Twins starter except had a hit and an RBI other than Corey Koskie. David Ortiz was the only starter who failed to score a run. Mets 4, Indians 3 CLEVELAND — Roberto Alomar didn't do much in his return to Jacobs Field — except win. Al Leiter, facing Cleveland for the first time since the 1997 World Series, pitched into the eighth and Edgardo Alfonzo drove in two runs as the New York Mets snapped a five-game losing streak with a 4-3 win over the Indians. Yankees 2, Giants 1 NEW YORK — Playing for the first time in the House that Ruth Built, Barry Bonds walked through the fence rather than clearing it. Mike Mussina kept Bonds and San Francisco at bay, pitching the New York Yankees past the Giants 2-1 Friday night in the renewal of one of baseball's most storied rivalries. The Yankees began interleague play by ending the Giants' four- game winning streak. The teams last played meaningful games against each other in the 1962 World Series. MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Mike Tyson returns to the ring tonight for his biggest fight since he bit Evander Holyfield's ears. As unstable as ever and just as unpredictable, he's also just one big punch away from being the heavyweight champion again. The undisputed star of a spectacle that is more theater than boxing, Tyson fights Lennox Lewis in this city of Elvis and barbecue in a bout that could become the richest ever. For the first time in his career, Tyson is an underdog against a champion who outweighs him, can out-jab him and will tower over him. But Lewis also has a suspect chin, giving the fight an aura of uncertainty. "I'm just ready to get it on and crush this guy's skull," Tyson said. "I want to show them who the real world champion is — the best fighter in the era." The fight will take place under extraordinary circumstances, in a city that won it almost by default. The two fighters won't touch gloves and will have to pay the other $3 million if they commit a bad foul that ends the fight. For the 35-year-old Tyson, the bout is a chance to get out of a reported $15 million in debt and re-establish himself as a force. If his declining skills -are exposed in a loss, though, it could be the end of multimillion-dollar paydays for a boxer who has fought sporadically against a collection of second-rate opponents since losing to Holyfield five years ago. Between those fights, Tyson served time in jail for punching two motorists after a fender-bender, punched out a promoter in London, bit Lewis at a news con- BOXING ference and was accused of raping three more women. "I'm scared of some things he does," Tyson adviser Shelly Finkel said. "I worry about him after boxing." Lewis is determined to make that time come soon, ready to secure his legacy in the sport that embraces him reluctantly as the heavyweight champion. Overshadowed by Tyson, Lewis (39-2-1, 30 knockouts) has tried to define the fight as a classic battle of good vs. evil — with plenty of help from Tyson every time he opened his mouth. He's a 36-year-old three-time champion and chess player who wanted the fight so badly he stayed in it even after the melee at the news conference in New York City. "It's very important for historians and my legacy, getting rid of the last misfit in boxing," Lewis said. In Las Vegas, where boxing regulators rejected the fight, odds- makers made Lewis a 2-1 favorite in the scheduled 12-round fight at the Pyramid Arena. The 1 fight, which will be televised on pay- per-view, is expected to begin about 11:15 p.m. EOT. It could end soon after that, if both fighters stick to their game plans. Tyson (49-3-2, 43 knockouts) always comes rushing out at the opening bell determined to wreak havoc, while Lewis has studied the styles of the two fighters who beat Tyson and is determined to make him back up. "This fight has the ability to be a slugfest early or go into the late rounds," said Lewis' trainer, Emanuel Steward. "Mike has trouble with tall fighters and Lennox might have trouble finding Mike with his bob-and-weave style." The fight, a joint promotion of the HBO and Showtime cable networks, could gross $100 million if the pay-per-view sales live up to expectations. But tickets were still available for the arena itself the day before the fight, in almost all price ranges up to $2,400 at ringside. "The top price may have been too high for this market," Finkel conceded. Tyson had to agree to pay Lewis $335,000 out of his purse for biting him at the news conference, and if either fighter commits an "onerous foul" they have to forfeit $3 million. "Every possible outcome has been anticipated," said Mark Taffet of HBO. Lewis, who stands 6-foot-5 and weighed 2491/4 pounds at Thursday's weigh-in, will be fighting in his 13th consecutive title fight since stopping Oliver McCall to win the WBC crown in 1997. He lost one, on a fluke punch by Hasim Rahman, and got a disputed draw against Holyfield. But he won the rest, although critics complain he fights too cautiously and is a reluctant combatant. "This is a fight that is important for this era of boxing," Lewis said. "It would be disappointing to me if I didn't box the best boxers of this era." During thai same time, Tyson fought six times for a total of 18 rounds, earning millions against the likes of Julius Francis and Brian Nielsen. Though he can still punch, Tyson hasn't won a fight against a top quality opponent since beating Razor Ruddock in 1991. Homers hurt Harrisburg in 10-2 drubbing l-'riiin win' services HARRISBURG, Pa. — Jim Chamblee drove in four runs with a pair of two-run homers to lead the New Haven Ravens over the Harrisburg Senators 102 on Friday. Chamblee's homers came off Harrisburg starter Cliff Lee (6-2), who allowed three runs in the first inning and three more in the third inning for a 6-0 lead. After ihe Senators scored two unearned runs off SENATORS New Haven starter Steve Stemle in the fifth inning, the Ravens broke open the game with a three-run rally in ; the sixth inning off relief pitcher Donnie Bridges. Two of those three runs came on RBI singles by Jake Weber and Covelli Crisp with the third coming on Bo Hart's sacrifice tly. Stemle (5-2) allowed six hits before leaving after six innings with a 9-2 lead.

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