The Atlanta Constitution from Atlanta, Georgia on June 25, 2003 · C1
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Wednesday, June 25, 2003
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SUNNY SUNG / Staff Jarvis Hayes (top) will enter the NBA in the fall, but twin Jonas will remain at Georgia, the first season they have not played together. Ready to fly solo By CHIP TOWERS For a guy who in March had no idea where he was going or what he was going to do, Jarvis Hayes sure does get around these days. In the past three weeks, the Atlanta native and former University of Georgia basketball star has flown to Chicago twice, Memphis twice, Los Angeles, Seattle, Washington, Toronto, New Jersey and New York. And those are just the trips he can remember. After a while, he said, they begin to run together. Hayes flies out of Hartsfield International Airport again today, bound for New York and Thursday’s NBA draft, bound for the rest of his life. “They say I’ll definitely go in the top 20, but I know anything can happen,” Hayes said shortly after returning to Atlanta from Memphis and Draft next stop for well-traveled Hayes ➤ When; where: 7 p.m. Thursday; The Theatre at Madison Square Garden, New York ➤ First pick: Cleveland Cavaliers ➤ Hawks’ first pick: 21st ➤ TV: ESPN NBA DRAFT __________________________________________________________________________________________ ➤ Please see HAYES, C2 ajc The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Sports CONTACT US: Robert Mashburn, Sports editor / / 404-526-5853 C WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 2003 THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION CHECK FOR BREAKING NEWS UPDATES AT AJC.COM ➤ The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are still better than the Falcons in the NFC South, our online poll shows. See the results at C2 ➤ Evander Holyfield , fearful a Roy Jones fight would tie him to Don King, will face James Toney instead. AJC.COM/SPORTSINSIDE TODAY Toney next for Holyfield Bucs are better BRAVES 5, PHILLIES 3 Ex-batterymate gets a battering Lopez’s 2 homers help beat Millwood By DAVID O’BRIEN On a night when the bases were filled with Phillies early, Russ Ortiz kept the Braves close long enough for the latest act in the Javy Lopez show. Lopez homered twice against Kevin Millwood and Andruw Jones added a two- run shot off his former teammate, lifting the Braves to a 5-3 victory against Philadelphia in a series opener at Turner Field. “I just have to continue doing it,” said Lopez, who has a remarkable 10 homers in his past seven home games. He has four two- homer games in his past five at Turner. “I’ve never felt this way at the plate,” said the catcher, who also moved into first place in updated National League All-Star voting announced Tuesday. Phillies right fielder Bobby Abreu goes to the wall to reel in Robert Fick’s fly ball in the second inning, but the Braves would get three others out of the park. _________________________________________________________________________________________ ➤ Please see BRAVES, C6 _________________________________________________________________________________________ ➤ ALSO INSIDE: Rangers’ Gonzalez unlikely to OK deal to Expos. C4 ➤ Opponent: Philadelphia Phillies ➤ When; where: 7:05 p.m. today; Turner Field ➤ TV; radio: Fox Sports Net; WSB-AM (750) NEXT REBECCA REID / Staff Returning to Turner Field, the Phillies’ Kevin Millwood lost his third start in a row. JOHN BAZEMORE / Associated Press Now it’s ’Canes, Hokies By TONY BARNHART In a strange twist to what has been a very strange process, the ACC’s nine presidents voted Tuesday night to approve an expansion plan that would add Miami and Virginia Tech and form an 11-team league, people close to the process said. The deal, if Miami and Virginia Tech accept, will exclude Boston College and Syracuse, which were slated for inclusion in the ACC when it decided to move forward with expansion about six weeks ago. ACC commissioner John Swofford met with reporters outside his office just before midnight Tuesday but would not discuss the specifics of the meeting or confirm that any deal had been struck. But word leaked. The Washington Post and The New York Times also were reporting late Tuesday that the ACC had voted to add Miami and Virginia Tech. The Times reported the vote was 7-2. “We hope to have an announcement in a couple of days,” Swofford said, the Winston-Salem (N.C.) Journal reported. “There are no done deals at this point.” But when Swofford was asked if there was a need for another presidential teleconference, he replied, “I doubt it.” INSIDE ➤ Jackets buzz: Miami, Va. Tech will help put fans in expanded Bobby Dodd. C3 ➤ Jeff Schultz: Permutations of ACC expansion an exercise in embarrassment. C2 Surprise move excludes BC, Syracuse from growing ACC __________________________________________________________________________________ ➤ Please see ACC, C3 Woods wants drivers checked By GLENN SHEELEY Tiger Woods thinks there are too many illegal clubs on the PGA Tour and wants something done about it. Woods contends that “more and more often” players are using drivers that would flunk a teebox inspection if the PGA Tour enforced USGA standards on clubs. “All the players know who’s doing it,” Woods said Tuesday during a video conference for the Oct. 2-5 American Express Championship in Woodstock. “As players we all know those guys on tour, when they’re picking up yardage, when they are making the same swing and all a sudden the ball’s jumping out of there 20 or 30 yards farther,” Woods said from his home in Windermere, Fla. “They can’t replicate that same type of game with the rest of their clubs, or even with their 3-wood. It’s with the driver only.” At issue is the USGA standards on a driver’s “coefficient of restitution” (COR) to measure how fast balls leave the clubface. Woods suggests players might not know whether a driver is surpassing the USGA’s 0.83 COR limit, and puts more blame on manufacturers. “[When] the manufacturers are going ahead and producing clubs that are over the limit, then something’s got to be done about it,” said Woods, who wants teebox inspections at all PGA Tour events and has met with commissioner Tim Finchem to discuss the issue. “I’m not the only one that feels this strong,” Woods said. “A lot of players feel this way.” Woods said he might hit a 3- wood past another player’s 3- wood, then “all of a sudden you go out there and get outdriven by 10, 15 yards with their driver. “Well, there’s something wrong with that picture,” Woods said, “since you can’t increase your clubhead speed by 5-6 miles per hour on your driver to your 3-wood.” Asked if he’s more sensitive to the issue because he uses more conventional equipment — a 43 1 ⁄ 2 -inch , steel-shafted driver — Woods said, “No, it makes me sensitive to it because this is golf. This is the last bastion of all sports where you call penalties on yourself . . . and I don’t want to see that ruined.” Tiger Woods says other players agree with him. ______________________________________________________________________________________________ ➤ ALSO INSIDE: Dogwood Invitational moves to Chateau Elan. C7 MARK BRADLEY Pitcher marvels at offense Stop the presses: Life isn’t fair. Kevin Millwood worked six seasons as a Brave, six seasons in which a 2-1 deficit was tantamount to a loss. On Tuesday he pitched in Turner Field for the first time as a visitor and carried a 2-1 lead into the fifth. He lost 5-3. These Braves, as if we need any more reminding, are not those Braves. “They’re definitely more dangerous than at any time when I was here,” Millwood said. “They’re better right now than I’ve ever seen them.” There was nothing wistful in Millwood’s voice. He’s a big guy with a deep voice, a pragmatist’s pragmatist. He didn’t expect much in the way of psychodrama Tuesday — speaking of fellow prodigal Tom Glavine, Millwood said, “We were in different situations; he made a choice to leave, and I didn’t have a choice” — and nothing extracurricular arrived. He was cheered politely when he walked to the bullpen to prepare himself, cheered politely _________________________________________________________________________________________ ➤ Please see BRADLEY, C5 GLAVINE, MILLWOOD VS. BRAVES Former Braves Tom Glavine and Kevin Millwood have yet to find success against their old club this season. 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