Friday, March 7, 2003
The Reds obtained two pitchers from the Royals on Thursday in exchange for two minor leaguers. The Reds acquired right-hander Jeff Austin, who appeared in 10 games for the Royals last season, and left-hander Brian Shackelford, who spent last season with Double-A Wichita after being converted from an outfielder to a pitcher. The Royals received infielder Damaso Espino and outfielder Alan Moye.
Tiger Woods pulled out of the event because of a possible U.S.-led attack of Iraq. Former champion Colin Montgomerie of Scotland and Nick Faldo of England also withdrew because of rising tension in the area.
The lead critic of Augusta National Golf Club's all-male membership asked permission for more than 200 people to stage a one-day protest during the Masters tournament, with a small number posted at the gate to Magnolia Lane. Martha Burk, chair of the National Council of Women's Organizations, wants a permit for 24 protesters to stand at either side of the club's main gate, where a public sidewalk runs along Washington Road.
Top-seeded Lleyton Hewitt struggled early but needed just two sets to advance to the third round in the Franklin Templeton Tennis Classic on. Hewitt defeated Wayne Ferreira, 7-5, 6-1. Hewitt advanced to the quarterfinals against sixth-seeded Alex Corretja, a 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-1 winner over Amaud Di Pasquale.
On the air
BoxingKhalid Jones (18-2-0) vs. Rodney Moore (17-2-2), 8 p.m., ESPN2
College baseballSoutheast at Southern Mississippi, 6:15 p.m., KGIR-1220
Clearwater Classic, 12:30 p.m., GOLF
Ford Championship, 3 p.m., USA
MasterCard Classic, same-day tape, 4 p.m., GOLF
MotorsportsBass Pro Shops MBNA 500 qualifying, 7 p.m., FX
Australian Grand Prix qualifying, 9 p.m., SPEED
L.A. Clippers at Boston, 7 p.m., ESPN
Philadelphia at Seattle, 9:30 p.m., ESPN
Blues at Red Wings, 6:30 p.m., FOX-Midwest
Area eventsCollege baseball
Southeast at Southern Mississippi, 6:30 p.m.College softball
Southeast Classic: Southeast vs. Siena, 2:30 p.m.College women's basketball
Southeast vs. Tennessee Tech, OVC Tournament semifinal, Nashville, Tenn., 2 p.m.High school boys' basketball
Class 2, District 2 Tournament, Black River Coliseum, Poplar Bluff: championship, Advance vs. East Carter County, 6 p.m.
Jeanna Bolen is a member of the Southeast Missouri State University's women's mile relay team that competed in the OVC indoor championship meet Friday and Saturday. Her name was omitted from a story Tuesday.
Jackson High School's girls basketball team will play a sectional playoff game Saturday at the University of Missouri at St. Louis. The location was incorrect in Thursday's edition.
The Southeast Missourian regrets the errors.