The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 5, 2001 · Page 31
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THE SAUNA JOURNAL SPORTS SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2001 PS BRIEFLY Robertson, Wildcats take out Kansas MANHATTAN — Luke Robertson struck out a season- high 11 batters and threw a complete game Friday afternoon, as Kansas State beat Kansas 2-1. The Wildcats scored both of their runs in the sixth inning, on back-to-back triples by J.D. Loudabarger and Nick Sorenson and Osmar Castillo's RBI ground ball. Robertson (7-5) gave up five hits and only one walk as Kansas State won for the sixth time in its last seven Big 12 Conference games. • Kansas State's Josh Cavender extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a single in the sixth. Casey Spanish's solo home run gave Kansas a 1-0 lead in the top of the sixth. Pete Smart (8-4) went the distance for the Jayhawks. He gave up six.hits, struck out six and didn't give up a walk. Kevin Wheeler had two of Kansas' five hits. Swedes in first at KCAC track meet WICHITA — The Bethany men won three events Friday and the Swedes are in third place after the first day of the Kansas Conference track and field meet at Friends University Southwestern leads with 70 points, followed by Friends with 56, Bethany 44 and Kansas Wesleyan 23. Bethany's A.K. Tosu won the long jump at 23 feet, 1 inch; Nate Wheat the shot put at 529; and Matt Johnson the javelin at 174-5. Doug Pramke finished second in the 10,000- meter run in 34 minutes, 2 seconds. Wesleyan's Jay Morton took second in t)ie shot put at 51-3 H and Ellis Wright third at 48- 4y2. D'Ambrose Finch placed second in the long jump at 218%. "Southwestern tops the women's standings with 44 points. Friends had 36, Tabor 35 and Bethany 25. Wesleyan has seven. Bethany Stacey Bailey won the javelin with a toss of 125-2, Jennifer Henderson led Wesleyan with a third-place finish in the long jump (16-VO• The meet concludes today. From Staff and Wire Reports T PRO FOOTBALL Redskins acquire Bennett Former Chiefs back agrees to one-year deal with incentives By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Free agent fullback Donnell Bennett has agreed to a one-year contract with the Washington Redskins, his agent said Friday Bennett becomes the latest member of the Kansas City-to- Washington pipeline, following several former Chiefs QCMMCTT players and/or BENNETT coaches hired by new Redskins coach Marty Schottenheimer, who coached Kansas City from 1989-98. ; Bennett, a reserve for most of his six seasons with the Chiefs, \yill sign for the veteran minimum of $477,000, although he could earn more with incentives, according to agent Drew Rosenhaus. "It's a great opportunity for Donnell to reunite with his coaches," Rosenhaus said. "He's going to have the opportunity to start at fullback and can play some at tailback." Bennett, 28, has spent his en-, tire career with the Chiefs. His best seasons were 1998, when he rushed for 527 yards, and 1999, when he ran for 627. Last season, he played in jiist seven games with two starts, gaining 24 yards in 27 attempts and catching two passes for 17 yards. His season essentially ended when he injured a knee against Carolina on Dec. 10. Derby / Hurley's horse to make debut FROI« PAGE D1 probably would watch the race on television in his tack room away from the festive, roaring throng that should rival last year's attendance of 153,204. Two former Lukas assistants will be in the Derby for a second time. Todd Fletcher will saddle Balto Star, front-running winner of the Spiral and the Arkansas Derby and Invisible Ink. Dallas Stewart trains Dollar BiU. Making their Derby debuts will be Bobby Hurley the former Duke basketball All-American, who co-owns Songan- daprayer, and jockey Victor Espinoza, who will ride in his first Derby on Congaree because Hall of Fame jockey Jerry Bailey turned down a chance to ride the colt. Part of-the Derby for the 20th time, but the first time since 1994, will be another Hall of Fame rider, 54-year-old Laffit Pincay Jr., who won the race in 1984 on Swale. The only jockey to win more than 9,000 races will ride the speedy Millennium Wind. Another Hall of Famer in the irons Saturday when the field leaves the gate at 5:07 p.m. will be Gary Stevens, who ended a 10-month retirement because of arthritic knees last October. Stevens will ride Point Given in his 15th Derby in a bid for his fourth victory One of the wins came in 1995 aboard Thimder #i iPool School UfM. May 8th, 6:30 p.m. Pools Plos of Salina 823-POOL (823-7665) Profiles of the contenders Here is the field for today's 127th running of the Kentucky Derby. The horses are listed in post position order. Horse Jocl<ey, odds Trainer Horse Year Start 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings 1. Songandaprayer 2001 4 1 1 0 $303,060 Aaron Gryder 20-1 2000 2 2 0 0 $66,480 John Dowd 2. Millennium Wind 2001 3 2 1 0 $679,620 Laffit Pincay Jr. 6-1 2000 2 1 1 0 $90,300 David Hofmans 3. Balto Star 2001 5 4 0 1 $716,440 Marl< Guidry 8-1 2000; 3 0 0 0 $3,750 Todd Fletcher 4. Thunder Blitz 2001 4 1 2 1 $167,370 Edgar Prado 30-1 2000; 1 0 1 $31,080 Joseph Orseno 5. Fifty Stars 2001 4 1 1 0 $552,250 Donnie Meche 50-1 2000 4 2 1 0 $123,960 Steven Asmussen 6. Express Tour 2001 1 1 0 0 $1,200,000 David Flores 15-1 2000 4 3 1 0 $413,515 Based bin Suroor 7. Arctic Boy 2001 6 - 1 2 1 $54,930 Calvin Borei 50-1 2000 1 0 0 0 $2,015 Tony,RichBy 8. Congaree 2001 3 3 0 0 $512,400 Victor Espinoza G -1 'E'L-HalVr. .0. -0 -. -0 •':••••;•:(• A Jockey, odds Year Start 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings Trainer Earnings g. A P Valentine 2001 3 1 0 1 $39,060 Corey Nakatani 15-1 2000 4 2 0 r $329,110 Nick Zito 10. Dollar Bill 2001 3 1 0 1 $195,000 Pat Day 10-1 2000 5 2 2 0 $258,696 Dallas Stew/art 11. Talk Is Money 2001 5 1 1 1 $89,290 Jerry Bailey 50-1 2000 1 1 0 0 $14,820 John Scanlon 12. Startac 2001 4 1 2 0 $130,195 Alex Soils 50-1 2000 3 2 0 1 $154,998 Simon Bray 13. Invisible Ink 2001 4 2 0 1 $179,500 John Velazquez 30-1 2000 3 1 1 0 $36,060 Todd Pletcher $36,060 14. Keats 2001 3 2 0 0 $251,315 Larry Melancon 30-1 2000 4 1 1 1 $32,556 NIall O'Caliaghan 15. Jamaican Rum 2001 .: 4 1 1 1 $198,085 Eddie Delahoussays 50-1 2000 4 1 1 0 $89,000 James Cassidy 16. Monarchos 0 $789,600 17. Gary Stovdns Hob Baltert aool < 2; a 0 0 $600,000 z80t> e% 3, 3 0 -$518,500 SOURCE: Compiled from AP wire reports Gulch, Point Given's sire. Stevens is well aware of what can happen between the start and the finish line that lies 1 Vt miles away • PRO BASKETBALL Raptors capture first playoff series PLAYOFFS JNBiLPLAYOFFS Friday's Score Toronto 93 New York 89 (Raptors wins series 3-2) Today's Game Conference Semifinals Dallas at San Antonio, 5:30 p.m. Carter scores 27 as Toronto wins deciding game 5 By CHRIS SHERIDAN The Associated Press NEW YORK — The Toronto Raptors won their first _^—playoff series and for the first time in a decade, the New York K n i c It s won't be going to the second round. V i n c e Carter and the Raptors toolt control in the third quarter and held off the undersized, foul-plagued, mistake-prone Knicks down the stretch Friday night for a 93-89 victory in the fifth and deciding game of their first-round series. Carter, Alvin Williams, Chris Childs and Antonio Davis made the clutch shots and kept their composure in the biggest game in the Raptors' history to send the Knicks to their earliest playoff exit since 1991. Toronto moves on to a second-round series against Philadelphia beginning Sunday, while the Knicks headed off to the longest summer any of them have had in a long time. Carter played with poise all night and scored 27 points, while Williams added 18, Davis had 14, Charles Oakley 12 and Childs 10. Most importantly, the Rapr tors didn't get too rattled — although they came close — when the Knicks pulled within two points on four separate occasions in the final quarter. Latrell Sprewell scored 29 points for the Knicks, who missed every shot they needed in the final two minutes and could never take a lead despite pulling within two points four times and within one point once in the fourth quarter. Allan Houston added 16 and Marcus Camby shot 5- for-7 and had 11 points and eight rebounds in 35 min- The Associated Press The Raptors' Chris Childs (1) tries to blocl( the shot of the Knicks' Mark Jaclt- son during the first quarter Friday in NewYorl<. utes before fouling out with 6:15 left. The game turned Toronto's way in the third quarter after the Knicks pulled to 5653 but then went four minutes without a basket. Oakley put back an offensive rebound. Carter scored four straight points and Davis drew Camby's fourth foul and made both free throws for a 64-57 lead. Thomas picked up his fourth foul with five minutes left in the third, and Davis hit both foul shots and then scored over Othella Harrington. A jumper by Childs made it 70-57 with 2:48 left in the third, and Houston picked up his fifth foul 13 seconds later. A foul shot by Jerome Williams gave Toronto a 7159 lead early in the fourth, but the Raptors started getting sloppy with the ball and the Knicks finally started grabbing some offensive rebounds. Thomas scored twice on putbacks in an 8-0 run that pulled the Knicks to 73-71, but Carter hit a 3-pointer with 6:53 left. A 3 by Charlie Ward again made it a two- point game, but Alvin Williams scored Toronto's next five points, Childs hit a 17-footer and Davis scored on a turnaround from the baseline to make it 85-80 with 2:52 left. "A lot of people have put us in the winner's circle, but the Derby is the Derby," he said. "I think he is beatable," trainer Joe Orseno. "We beat him • GOLF once with a gray Holy Bull, and we'll take another shot at it." • The gray son of Holy Bull, who beat Point Given by a nose in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile AP Nov 4 at Churchill Downs, was. Macho Uno. The gray son of Holy Bull who will try to beat" him in the Derby is Thunder Blitz, winner of the Flamingo. . Mickelson takes share of lead Left-liander fires 66 for second straiglit day to tie with Gay By The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — After the Masters, Phil Mickelson needed some down time. A three- week respite apparently left him more rested than rusty ROUiUDUP Mickelson followed up a first-round 66 with another one Friday and had him tied with Brian Gay for the lead in the $4 million Compaq Classic. "It's starting to feel a little bit more comfortable now, standing on tee shots and knowing a little bit on what side I might miss it, and that allows me to minimize my mistakes," Mickelson said. "I'm hoping that over the course of the next two days I steadily progress and improve some ball striking and so forth." One stroke behind the leaders was Harrison Frazar, who had a second-round 65 at the 7,116-yard English Turn Golf and Country Club course. Paul Stankowski followed up his course- and tournament- record 61 with a 5-over 77 Friday. "After going bogey, bogey and triple-bogey on the 15th hole, I was looking for a tourniquet," Stankowski said. "I couldn't stop the bleeding." Mickelson, the No. 2 golfer in the world, admitted he desperately wanted to win the Masters, but lost by three strokes to Tiger Woods. He was done in by • PRO HOCKEY The Associated Press Brian Gay waves to the gallery after maldng an eagle on the 11th hole Friday at the Compaq Classic. Gay is tied for first with Phil Mickelson. an errant tee shot on No. 11 and a three-putt on 16, mistakes that led to an even-par 36 on the back nine of Augusta. Although Mickelson said he only thought about the Masters for a day or two afterward, he took three weeks off, not touching a golf club for the first two, and arrived at the Compaq Classic refreshed. "With only a couple or three holes left, I had a very realistic shot at winning this year's Masters," Mickelson said. "So I felt that my level of play increased." Although his scores were identical, Mickelson felt he played better on Friday "I think the approach has to be to work into the week," Mickelson said. "Because when you come off of a stretch you're not going to be firing on • all cylinders the first day You need to be patient and let it slowly come, which I've tried to do." Chick-fil-A Championship STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. — Annika Sorenstam returned to the LPGA Tour after a brief rest, hoping to start a new winning streak but facing a four-shot deficit Friday after the first round of the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship. Taking advantage of nearly perfect scoring conditions. Dottie Pepper and Sara Sanders shot 6-under-par 66s to lead at Eagle's Landing Country Club south of Atlanta. Six other players shot 67s on the warm, sunny day, with just a slight breeze rustling the pine trees. Sorenstam, the world's most dominant female player, settled for 70 with a solid if unspectacular performance. Home Depot Invitational CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Jim Colbert shot an B-under 64 to take a two-shot lead over two-, time defending champion Bruce Fleisher in the Home Depot Invitational. The previous best first-day round in the 18-year history of the event was 65, which was shared by the 60-year-old Colbert and Bobby Nichols in 1992, and Peter Thomson in 1986. Fleisher shot a 66, and Gary McCord and Leonard Thompson opened with 67s. Colbert, Fleisher and McCord played together and produced 23 birdies on the 6,774-yard layout. Domi out rest of playoffs By TOM CANAVAN The Associated Press EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Toronto enforcer Tie Domi was suspended for rest of the NHL playoffs Friday for knocking out Scott Niedermayer of the New Jersey Devils with an I V ^ elbow to the (4.'^ ,- <^ face in the waning seconds of DOMI their playoff game the night before. If the Maple Leafs are eliminated from the playoffs by the Devils, Domi's suspension will carry over to the first eight games of next season. "Mr Domi's actions have no place in our game and are be­ ing punished accordingly," Colin Campbell, the league's director of hockey operations said in statement. "He has forfeited the privilege of further participation in this year's Stanley Cup playoffs." Campbell's ruling came less than 24 hours after Domi knocked out Niedermayer with a vicious hit near the boards with less than 20 seconds left in the Leafs' 3-1 victory in Game 4. The win evened the best-of-seven series. Niedermayer flew home with the Devils to New Jersey after the game and he was hospitalized overnight. He underwent a battery of tests on Friday and was released. He will not play in Game 5 on Saturday night, general manager Lou Lamoriello said. 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