Sunday FanFare 7/13/03

Sunday, July 13, 2003



  • The Angels gave Mike Scioscia a two-year contract extension Saturday, just three days after the World Series champions rewarded general manager Bill Stoneman with a four-year extension.

    Barry Bonds hit a 448-foot shot off Curt Schilling to tie a major league record with 12 consecutive 30-homer seasons. Bonds' major league-leading 30th home run came on the first pitch from Schilling with one out in the fourth inning.

    The Rockies sent outfielder Greg Vaughn to the minors, clearing the way for the 16-year veteran to become a free agent. Vaughn, 38, had an option to go back to Triple-A Colorado Springs, where he started the season, but he became a free agent after declining the assignment.

    Red Sox outfielder Manny Ramirez will not play in the All-Star game next week due to a sore left hamstring.

    A decision on the future home of the Expos might not be made until September, a high-ranking baseball official said. The commissioner's office originally had targeted the All-Star break for a decision. Northern Virginia, Portland, Ore., and Washington all want the Expos to relocate to their areas for the 2004 season.

    The Mets activated reliever Mike Stanton from the 15-day disabled list and optioned left-hander Jaime Cerda to Triple-A Norfolk.


  • Free-agent forward P.J. Brown agreed to a four-year contract to stay with the Hornets, his agent said. Brown, a 10-year veteran who led the Hornets in rebounding and ranked fourth in the league in field-goal shooting percentage last season, visited several teams, including NBA champion San Antonio, before deciding to remain with New Orleans.

    The Clippers signed first-round draft pick Chris Kaman to a contract. Kaman, a 7-footer from Central Michigan selected sixth overall last month, will receive about $6.46 million for three years under the terms of the NBA's rookie salary scale.


  • The expanding Atlantic Coast Conference has ready its request to reduce the minimum number of teams required for a league title game. Under current NCAA regulations, only conferences with 12 or more teams can hold a football championship game. The ACC's proposal, which would reduce the minimum to 10, must be submitted to the NCAA by Tuesday.


  • The United States took another positive step after last month's failure in France, beating El Salvador 2-0 as it began defense of its CONCACAF Gold Cup championship. Eddie Lewis and Brian McBride scored for the United States, which managed just one goal in the Confederations Cup in June when it went 0-2-1.

  • Tim Howard received his English work permit, clearing the way for the American goalie's move to Manchester United. The 24-year-old Howard, who has been linked to the Premier League champions for months, probably will complete his transfer from Major League Soccer's MetroStars next week, a source close to Howard said, speaking on the condition of anonymity.


  • Boris Becker looks like he still could be out on the court, contending for titles. Instead, he's enjoying retirement, and Saturday he became the second-youngest person inducted to the Tennis Hall of Fame.

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    Delta grads participate in All-star game

    Delta graduates Rebecca Below and Rebecca Cook competed in the Gerald Pilz All-star game at the College of the Ozarks Saturday.

    Below, who will attend the College of the Ozarks in the fall on a basketball scholarship, scored four points. Below added five rebounds and two steals. Cook was 1-for-1 from the three point range and added three assists and two steals. Cook also won the game's free throw contest with a 10-for-10 performance.

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