Saturday's FanFare

Saturday, July 27, 2002



  • Eric Musselman, the Warriors' eighth coach since 1994, agreed to a three-year contract worth about $4.5 million Friday, making him the league's youngest coach at 37. Assistant coaches Phil Hubbard and Mark Osowski will be retained, and another veteran NBA assistant will be added.


  • Kansas City Wizards midfielder Diego Gutierrez had surgery on his left eye for an injury suffered during a skirmish that followed the team's 3-2 win last week in an U.S. Open Cup match. The team did not yet know how the surgery to reconstruct the bone area around Gutierrez's eye had gone, Wizards spokesman Justin Gorman said. Gutierrez is expected to be sidelined until late August.


  • Lindsay Davenport defeated No. 5 Jelena Dokic of Yugoslavia, 6-2, 6-2, in the quarterfinals of the Bank of the West Classic and will face fourth-seeded Kim Clijsters in the semifinals today. Clijsters defeated wild card Jelena Jankovic, 7-5, 6-3.

    French Open champion Albert Costa lost his bid for a fourth straight Generali Open title, losing 6-1, 6-2 to Alex Corretja in a quarterfinal match. Costa, top-seeded and currently No. 4 in the ATP's Champions Race, had won the tournament in 1995, '98 and '99.

    Carlos Moya beat Stefano Galvani of Italy 2-6, 6-3, 6-1 to reach the clay-court Prokom Open semifinals with his career-best 13th straight ATP Tour victory.

    Pete Sampras, looking to regain his form, is turning to a familiar face for guidance. Paul Annacone, who worked with Sampras from 1995 to 2001, will once again be Sampras' coach. Annacone, the USTA's managing director for the USA Tennis High-Performance program, confirmed to the Los Angeles Times that he will resume coaching Sampras, at least through the U.S. Open.


    From Shav Glick of the Los Angeles Times:"Why are so many golf writers muttering about what is wrong with Phil Mickelson because he has won 21 PGA tournaments without winning a major? Ben Hogan had 29 tournament titles before winning his first major and Sam Snead had 27 before his first. Not bad company."

    San Jose Mercury News columnist Mark Purdy on former Golden State coach Brian Winters: "The coaching equivalent of Spam. He took up space for no apparent reason."

    -- From wire reports

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