FanFare 5/24/03

Saturday, May 24, 2003



  • There are moments that can define not only a game, but an entire playoff series. Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks can only hope that one of them didn't happen early in the fourth quarter. Nowitzki went down with a sprained knee as Tim Duncan was leading San Antonio on a 12-0 run to open the fourth quarter, and the Spurs controlled the game the rest of the way to beat Dallas 96-83 and take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference finals.

    Rudy Tomjanovich stepped down as coach to take another job with the Rockets after 12 seasons that included the franchise's only two NBA championships.


  • The NCAA is staying out of the fight as the Atlantic Coast Conference tries to lure Miami, Syracuse and Boston College from the Big East. NCAA president Myles Brand said he has not talked with Big East commissioner Mike Tranghese or ACC commissioner John Swofford and intends to let the schools make their own decisions.


  • Giants defensive tackle Keith Hamilton was charged with cocaine and marijuana possession after his car was stopped for having tinted windows. Following a search, Hamilton was charged with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle and consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle.


  • With a lot of rain in the forecast, Catriona Matthew and Lorie Kane made a bee line to where they wanted to be -- in the lead at the LPGA Corning Classic. Matthew shot an 8-under 64, one shot better than Kane, and both finished the second round at 12-under 132, one stroke ahead of Meg Mallon.


  • Jeff Friesen was down, shocked that his mistake in the third period might cost the Devils a chance at another Stanley Cup. Moments later he scored the biggest goal of his career and sent his team to the finals. Friesen put the Devils in front for good with 2:14 left and New Jersey beat the Senators 3-2 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals.


  • Kevin Harvick set a Busch Series track record, turning a lap at 184.543 mph to win the pole for the Carquest 300. Harvick's lap around Lowe's Motor Speedway easily bested Ron Hornaday's year-old record of 182.094 mph.


  • Top-seeded Andy Roddick got a little help in reaching his third final of the year at the International Raiffeisen Grand Prix. Roddick owned a 6-2, 2-0 lead against David Sanchez when the eighth seed quit with a recurring muscle strain in his right calf.

    On the air

    Arena football playoffsWildcard game, 2 p.m., WPSD

    College baseballBig 12 tournament seminfinal, 10 a.m., Fox-Midwest

    MVC championship, 7 p.m., Fox-Midwest

    College softball world seriesAlabama vs. Oklahoma, 11 a.m., ESPN

    Louisiana-Lafayette vs. UCLA, 3 p.m., ESPN2

    Washington vs. TBA, 6 p.m., ESPN2

    California vs. TBA, 8:30 p.m., ESPN2


    Volvo PGA Championship, 8 a.m., TGC

    LPGA Corning Classic, 1 p.m., TGC

    The Colonial, 2 p.m., KFVS

    Columbus Southern Open, 5 p.m., CNBC (same-day tape)


    N.Y. Mets at Atlanta, noon, KBSI, TBS

    San Francisco at Colorado, 3 p.m., KBSI

    St. Louis at Pittsburgh, 6:05 p.m., WDKA, KZIM-960, KBXB-97.9

    Chicago Cubs at Houston, 7 p.m., WGN

    Men's college lacrosseJohns Hopkins vs. Syracuse, 10:30 a.m., ESPN2

    Virginia vs. Maryland, 1 p.m., ESPN2


    Carquest Auto Parts 300, noon, FX

    Practice for Coca-Cola 600, 2:30 p.m., FX (same-day tape)

    Qualifying for Summer Nationals, 4 p.m., ESPN (same-day tape)

    ASA, Iowa 300, 8 p.m., SPEED

    NBA playoffsDetroit at New Jersey, 7 p.m, ESPN

    NFL EuropeScotland at Amsterdam, noon, Fox-Midwest


    Los Angeles at Connecticut, 3 p.m., WSIL

  • 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

    High school girls' soccerFestus St. Pius X at Notre Dame, Class 1 sectional, 1 p.m.

    High school track & fieldClass 1, 2 state meets, Jefferson City

    Class 3 sectional, Festus

    Class 4 sectional, Eureka

    High school girls' swimmingState meet, St. Peters

    Amateur baseballCape Riverdogs at Southern Illinois Merchants (2), 1 p.m.


    Karts, mini sprints at SEMO Raceway, Blodgett, 6 p.m.

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


    MBRA Buckle Series at Flickerwood Arena, 9 a.m.

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