Sports briefs 9/10/04

Friday, September 10, 2004


As the Miami Dolphins prepared to practice Thursday, quarterbacks A.J. Feeley and Sage Rosenfels sat in the locker room and studied a laptop showing the projected path of Hurricane Ivan.

Like the rest of Florida, the Dolphins are anxious about the latest storm heading their way.

With the forecast ominous, Miami's season opener against the Tennessee Titans was switched to Saturday from Sunday. Kickoff will still be at 1 p.m. EDT.

Ivan could reach southern Florida as soon as Sunday, forecasters said.

The Dolphins and Titans discussed moving the sold-out game to other sites, including Nashville, but decided to change the date instead.


Impressive rookie Kasey Kahne started what he hopes will be an uplifting weekend Thursday night, winning his first pole of the season in 22 tries in NASCAR's Busch Series. Kahne, 24, a five-time runner-up in the Nextel Cup series this season, turned a lap at 127.678 mph on the three-quarter-mile Richmond International Raceway, edging Kyle Busch for the top position. Kahne is hoping it's only the start at Richmond, where tonight's Emerson 250 is just a warmup for Saturday night's Chevy Rock & Roll 400.

Kahne will start that Nextel Cup race ninth in the points, trying to stay in the top 10 and keep his spot in the sport's 10-race playoff.

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