FanFare 2/22/03

Saturday, February 22, 2003



  • Baseball commissioner Bud Selig called Friday for new talks with the players' union to ban ephedra, the nutritional supplement that may have contributed to the death of Baltimore pitcher Steve Bechler. Bechler died Monday, a day after collapsing at spring training with heatstroke.


  • Charles Howell III finished with back-to-back birdies for a 6-under 65, giving him a one-stroke lead over Price going into the weekend in the Nissan Open.

    Karrie Webb completed a round of 6-under par 66 to take a one-stroke lead over Laura Davies after the second round of the ANZ Ladies Masters.

    Nine-year Champions Tour player Mike McCullough shot a 4-under-par 67 Friday to take a one-shot lead in the Verizon Classic at the TPC of Tampa Bay.


  • Dave Blaney won the first pole of his career on a cold, wet day at North Carolina Speedway. Blaney took the top spot by turning a lap in the No. 77 Ford at 154.683 mph. It was his first pole in 113 Winston Cup starts. His previous best starting spot was third, last year in Richmond, Va.

    David Green won the pole for the Busch Series race at North Carolina Speedway, knocking Winston Cup rookie Jamie McMurray from the top starting spot with a late run Friday.


  • Taylor Dent struggled with his first serve but still had enough on his second to beat Vladimir Voltchkov 7-6 (1), 6-2 Friday in the quarterfinals of the Kroger St. Jude tournament. Defending champion Andy Roddick advanced with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Robby Ginepri.

    Area digest

    Chip-A-Ways elect season officers

    Waunita VanDyke was recently elected president of the Cape Chip-A-Ways women's golf club.

    Other officers elected at the meeting were Liz Grimes (vice president), Mary Van Cleve (secretary), Deanna Peterman (treasurer) and Sharon Dow (public relations).

    The Chip-A-Ways will begin play in April. For information on the group, contact Dow at 334-7360.

    On the air

    BoxingMike Tyson (49-4-0) vs. Clifford Etienne (24-1-1), 9 p.m., SHO


    Malaysian Open, 8 a.m., GOLF

    Nissan Open, 2 p.m., WSIL

    Canadian Tour Challenge, 3 p.m., GOLF

    Verizon Classic, same-day tape, 5 p.m., CNBC

    ANZ Ladies Masters, 10 p.m., GOLF

    College baseballSoutheast at Alabama, 5:45 p.m., KGIR-1220

    College men's basketballIUPUI at Valparaiso, 11 a.m., FOX-Midwest

    Georgetown at Miami, 11 a.m., ESPN

    Fresno St. at Creighton, 11 a.m., ESPN2

    Miami (Ohio) at Buffalo, 11 a.m., FOX-Midwest

    Northwestern vs. Illinois, at Chicago or St. John's at Connecticut, 1 p.m., KFVS

    Xavier at Dayton, 1 p.m., ESPN

    Wis.-Milwaukee at S. Illinois, 2 p.m., ESPN2

    N.C. State at Duke or Louisville at Cincinnati, 3 p.m., KFVS

    Wisconsin at Iowa, 3 p.m., KFVS

    Bowling Green at Ill.-Chicago, 4 p.m., ESPN2

    Stanford at UCLA, 6 p.m., FOX-Midwest

    Memphis at South Florida, 6 p.m., ESPN

    Oregon at Washington, 6 p.m., FOX-Midwest

    Southeast at Austin Peay, 7 p.m., KEZS-102.9

    Missouri at Colorado, 8 p.m., ESPN, KZIM-960

    Hawaii at Kent St., 8:30 p.m., ESPN2

    Tulsa at Gonzaga, 11 p.m., ESPN

    College women's basketballNebraska at Texas, 1 p.m., FOX-Midwest

    Iowa St. at Oklahoma, 3 p.m., FOX-Midwest

    Southeast at Austin Peay, 5:10 p.m., KAPE-1550,

    MotorsportsBGN Rockingham 200, noon, FX

    Grand Prix of St. qualifying, 12:30 p.m., SPEED

    Subway 400, final practice, 2 p.m., FX

    Checker Shuck's Kragen Nationals, qualifying, same-day tape, 10:30 p.m., ESPN2


    Chicago at Miami, 7 p.m., WGN


    America's Cup, finals, 6 p.m., ESPN2

  • CHARTER CABLE SPORTS KEY --CNBC (ch. 53), ESPN (42), ESPN2 (43), Lifetime (49)Fox-Midwest (45), Fox-Central (352), Fox-Pacific (353), Fox-Sunshine (351), Fox-World (350), FX(50), Golf Channel (46), MSNBC (55), Outdoors (38), Outdoor Life Network (74), Oxygen (75), Speed Channel (44), TNT (48). Listings and times are provided by the networks and individual stations and are subject to change.

    Area events

    College baseballSoutheast at Alabama, 6 p.m.

    College men's basketballAustin Peay at Southeast, 7:30 p.m.

    College women's basketballAustin Peay at Southeast, 5:30 p.m.

    College women's tennisSoutheast at Arkansas-Little Rock, 6 p.m.

    High school boys' basketballOzark Christian Conference Tournament, New Salem Baptist, Marble Hill

    High school girls' basketballOzark Christian Conference Tournament, New Salem Baptist, Marble Hill

    High school wrestling

    State Meet, Columbia

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