FanFare 5/17/03

Saturday, May 17, 2003



  • Yankees first baseman Nick Johnson will miss four to six weeks with a stress fracture in his right hand, the latest injury in his young career.

    Expos right-hander Tony Armas Jr. will have surgery next week to repair slight tears in his rotator cuff and shoulder.


  • Celtics center Tony Battie had surgery on his right knee for an injury that forced him to miss 11 games this season. Battie underwent surgery Thursday at New England Baptist Hospital to repair torn cartilage, the team said.


  • Ed Pinckney was hired as an assistant coach at Villanova, returning to the school he helped lead to a surprising NCAA title in 1985. The 40-year-old Pinckney replaces Joe Jones, the new coach at Columbia.


  • Tiger Woods fell nine strokes behind leader Padraig Harrington after shooting a 1-under-par 71 in the second round of the Deutsche Bank Open.

    Vijay Singh is back to getting attention for his play on the golf course instead of his comments about Annika Sorenstam. With his second straight 5-under 65, Singh took the second-round lead at the Byron Nelson Championship. He leads by one stroke over Tim Petrovic, who had a hole-in-one in his round of 66.


  • The Stars waived forward Pierre Turgeon following a season in which he scored a career-low 12 goals. Turgeon, signed as a free agent in 2001, was moved to left wing this season because of the Stars' depth at center. He had 42 points in 65 games.


  • Mark McCormack, the sports marketing pioneer whose company IMG represents Tiger Woods, Derek Jeter and numerous other stars, died Friday at age 72. McCormack died in a New York hospital four months after a heart attack left him in a coma, the Cleveland-based company said.


  • Jennifer Capriati was eliminated from the Italian Open, losing to Amelie Mauresmo 6-3, 7-6 (10) in the quarterfinals. Mauresmo will next play defending champion Serena Williams, who defeated Conchita Martinez 7-5, 6-2 in this $1.3 million clay-court tuneup for this month's French Open.

    On the air

    BoxingNate Campbell (23-1-0) vs. Tiger Martinez (20-2-0); Kermit Cintron (18-0-0) vs. Luis Rosado (29-5-0); Miguel Figureroa (21-3-1) vs. Jauquin Gallardo (13-1-1), 2:30 p.m., WPSD

    Jermain Taylor (14-0-0) vs. Nicolas Cervera (35-3-1); Paul Spadafora (36-0-0) vs. Leonard Dorin (21-0-0), 9 p.m., HBO

    Sharmba Mitchell (51-3-0) vs. Ben Tackie (24-3-0); Jeff Lacy (13-0-0) vs. Anwar Oshana (23-2-0), 9:15 p.m., SHO

    College baseballSoutheast at Murray St. (2), 11:45 a.m., KGIR-1220

    Texas A&M at Texas, 3 p.m., Fox-Midwest


    Deutsche Bank/SAP Open TPC of Europe, 6 a.m., TGC

    Virginia Beach Open, 12:30 p.m., TGC

    Byron Nelson Championship, 2 p.m., KFVS

    Bayer Advantage Celebrity Pro-Am, 5 p.m., CNBC (same-day tape)

    Horse racingHirsch Jacobs Stakes, Woodlawn Stakes, and Gallorette Handicap, noon, ESPN2

    Dixie Stakes, William Donald Schaefer Handicap, and Maryland Breeders' Cup Handicap, 2 p.m., ESPN

    Preakness Stakes, 4 p.m., WPSD


    Chicago Cubs at St. Louis, noon, KBSI, KZIM-960, KBXB-97.9

    N.Y. Mets at San Francisco, 3 p.m., KBSI

    Chicago White Sox at Minnesota, 6 p.m., WGN

    Atlanta at San Diego, 9 p.m., TBS


    Qualifying for Austrian Grand Prix, 7 a.m., SPEED

    Formula 3000, 8:30 a.m., SPEED

    Infiniti Pro Series, 2 p.m., ESPN2

    Qualifying for Goulds Pumps ITT Industries 200, 2:30 p.m., SPEED

    Qualifying for Matco Tools Supernationals, 5 p.m., ESPN2 (same-day tape)

    The Winston, 6 p.m., FX

    AMA Superbike, Road Atlanta, 1 p.m., SPEED

    NBA playoffsSacramento at Dallas, 7 p.m., TNT

    NFL EuropeBarcelona at Berlin, noon, Fox-Midwest

    NHL playoffsOttawa at New Jersey, WSIL, 2 p.m.


    U.S. vs. England, 11:55 a.m., ESPN

    MetroStars at Colorado, 3 p.m., ESPN2

    Track and fieldOregon Track Classic, 4 p.m., ESPN

    n CHARTER CABLE 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), KBSI (9), KFVS (7), MSNBC (55), Outdoors (38), Outdoor Life Network (74), Oxygen (75), Speed Channel (44), TBS (10), The Golf Channel (46), TNT (48), WDKA (17), WPSD (6), WQWQ (33), WSIL (3). Listings and times are provided by the networks and individual stations and are subject to change.

    Area events

    College baseballSoutheast at Murray State (2), noon.

    High school track & fieldClass 4, District 1 Meet, Abe Stuber Complex

    Class 3, District 1 Meet, Perryville

    High school girls' soccerClass 1, District 1 Tournament, Notre Dame: Sikeston vs. Fredericktown, 11 a.m.


    Sprints, modifieds, street stocks and cruisers at Auto Tire and Parts Racepark, 7 p.m.

    Youth soccer

    CAYSA Spring Classic Clash at Shawnee Soccer Park, all day

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