Tuesday, May 20, 2003
The Indians purchased the contract of righthander Jason Phillips from Class AAA Buffalo of the International League. Phillips has dominated the International League this season, going 6-0 with a 2.70 ERA in seven games.
Pacers guard Reggie Miller underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his right ankle. The surgery, performed by the Pacers' team doctor Sandy Kunkel, cleaned out loose cartilage and bone spurs from the ankle. Miller, 37, will begin rehabilitation immediately and is expected to make a full recovery.
Cincinnati freshman Eric Hicks was suspended indefinitely from the basketball program Monday for conduct detrimental to the team. Athletic director Bob Goin declined to release details.
For the first time in Kentucky basketball history, the Wildcats will have two 7-footers on their roster. Kentucky announced the signings of Shagari Alleyne and Lukasz Obrzut. Both signed during the spring period that ended Thursday. According to Kentucky officials, Obrzut and Alleyne will be the fourth and fifth 7-footers to wear a Kentucky uniform. The others were Bill Spivey (1950-1952), Tom Payne (1970-1971) and Sam Bowie (1980-1984). Bowie, at 7-1, was the tallest of that trio.
A 2-14 record in the inaugural season just wasn't good enough, so co-owner John Elway fired the Colorado Crush's entire coaching staff. One day after the Crush's season-ending 59-48 loss in its first year in the Arena Football League, Elway dismissed coach Bob Beers and his assistants.
Korey Stringer's widow will ask an appeals court to reinstate her $100 million lawsuit against the Vikings now she has settled with the last defendants. Kelci Stringer reached a deal with the Vikings' training camp physician, Dr. David Knowles, and his Mankato Clinic for an undisclosed sum, Hennepin County District Judge Gary Larson said.
Packers running back Ahman Green has agreed to plead guilty to one of two traffic citations stemming from a one-vehicle accident as part of a settlement with the district attorney's office. Authorities said his sports utility vehicle left snow-covered Interstate 43 in Kohler and hit a right-of-way fence just north of Wisconsin 28 in January.
Former U.S. Open champion Marat Safin withdrew from the French Open with a wrist injury. American Robby Ginepri also pulled out with a similar injury, tournament organizers said in a statement. The clay-court event starts at Roland Garros on May 26.
On the airHigh school baseball
Jackson vs. Fox, 1:45 p.m., KYRX-97.3
Central vs. Seckman, 4:45 p.m., KYRX-97.3
Chaffee vs. Bell City, 4:15 p.m., KAPE-1550
St. Louis at Houston, 7:10 p.m., Fox-Midwest, KZIM-960, KBXB-97.9NBA playoffs
New Jersey at Detroit, 7 p.m., ESPNCollege softball
NCAA Division I regionals, 2 p.m., ESPN2
Area eventsHigh school baseball
Class 1, District 2 Tournament, Oran: (semifinals) Oran vs. Bernie, 2:30 p.m.; Chaffee vs. Bell City, 4:30 p.m.
Class 1, District 3 Tournament, Oak Ridge vs. Zalma, 2 p.m.; Caledonia Valley vs. Meadow Heights, 4 p.m.
Class 2, District 2 Tournament, Valle: (semifinals) TBD, 4:30 p.m; TBD, 7 p.m.
Class 3, District 1 Tournament, Dexter: Kennett vs. Doniphan, 4 p.m.; Notre Dame vs. Fredericktown, 6 p.m.
Class 4, District 1 Tournament, Fox: (semifinals) Fox vs. Jackson, 2 p.m.; Central vs. Seckman, 5 p.m.High school golf
Class 1, 2, 4 state tournaments, Springfield; Class 3 state tournament, Bolivar