Friday, May 23, 2003
Yankees center fielder Bernie Williams has torn cartilage in his left knee and will likely need surgery that will sideline him for four-to-six weeks.
Arizona pitcher Miguel Batista's 10-game suspension was upheld by Bob DuPuy, baseball's chief operating officer. Batista's fine was reduced from $2,500 to $1,500. Batista was penalized by baseball vice president Bob Watson for his role in an April 20 brawl with St. Louis.
The Cavaliers won the NBA draft lottery, giving them the right to make the first overall selection in the June 26 draft. The Grizzlies got the second selection, but that pick goes to Detroit. The Nuggets will pick third. Cleveland and Denver had the best chance of landing the top pick.
Jordan Howell will enroll at Tennessee this summer and join the basketball team for next season after being released from his scholarship to Georgia. The 6-foot-3, 180-pound guard from Madison, Ala., signed with Georgia last fall but changed his mind when Georgia coach Jim Harrick retired.
Steffi Graf and Andre Agassi are to become parents for the second time. The tennis stars are expecting the baby in mid-November, Graf's management company said. Agassi and Graf married in October 2001 and their first child, Jaden Gil, was born later that month.
Southeast gymnast nabs academic honor
Southeast Missouri State University gymnast Amy Cole has been selected as a first-team member on the Verizon Academic All-District VII Women's At-Large Team.
Cole's first-team selection makes her eligible for the Verizon Academic All-America ballot. She graduated earlier this month with a 3.99 cumulative grade-point average in health management.
Tennis player Kay Ehlke was selected second team Verizon Academic All-District. She has a 4.0 grade point average in health administration.
On the air
Champion O'Neill Bell (20-1-1) vs. Kelvin Davis (19-1-1), for NABF-USBA cruiserweight championship, 9 p.m., ESPN2College baseball
Southeast vs. Murray State, 10:45 a.m., KGIR-1220College softball world series
Teams TBA, 4:30 p.m., ESPN2; 7 p.m., ESPN2
Volvo PGA Championship, 9 a.m., TGC
LPGA Corning Classic, 1 p.m., TGC
The Colonial, 1:30 p.m., USA
Columbus Southern Open, 4 p.m., TGC (same-day tape)High school baseball
Notre Dame vs. Sikeston, 4:15 p.m., KGIR-1220
St. Louis at Pittsburgh, 6:05 p.m., Fox-Midwest, KZIM-960, KBXB-97.9
N.Y. Mets at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m., TBSMotorsports
Qualifying for Carquest Auto Parts 300, 12:30 p.m., SPEEDNBA playoffs
San Antonio at Dallas, 8 p.m., TNTNHL playoffs
New Jersey at Ottawa, 6 p.m., ESPN
Southeast vs. Murray State, OVC Tournament, Paducah, Ky., 11 a.m.High school baseball
Notre Dame vs. Sikeston, Class 3, District 1 Tournament, Dexter, 4:30 p.m.High school track & field
Class 1, 2 state meets, Jefferson CityHigh school girls' swimming
State meet, St. Peters