FanFare 9/15/02

Sunday, September 15, 2002


  • Former All-Star outfielder Albert Belle is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday after being arrested on DUI and other charges last Saturday night, police said. Belle, 36, was pulled over after a police officer said he saw a 2003 Rolls Royce Bentley weaving on a north Scottsdale street and traveling 10 mph over the posted 45 mph speed limit.


  • Hawks forward DerMarr Johnson might not need surgery on his broken neck, doctors said. The 22-year-old Johnson, who broke his neck in a car crash early Friday, was moved to Shepherd Spinal Center, where doctors made the decision not to operate. Johnson was in stable condition Saturday.


  • Billy Andrade shot a 3-under 68 for the second straight round and maintained a one-stroke lead in the Pennsylvania Classic, this time over Jeff Brehaut. Andrade, who was one stroke in front of Canadian Ian Leggatt after the second round, birdied three of the final four holes. Leggatt had a third-round 69 and was at 204, one stroke behind Brehaut, who had a 66.

    Bruce Fleisher shot a 6-under 64 a day after matching the Senior PGA Tour record with a 60 to take a five-stroke lead in the RJR Championship. Fleisher, seeking his first victory of the year after winning 14 times in his first three seasons on the senior tour, broke the senior record for consecutive rounds with his 124 total. Isao Aoki set the previous mark of 125 in the 1997 Emerald Coast Classic, and Walter Morgan matched it this year in the AT&T Canada Senior Open.

    England's Paul Casey shot a course-record 10-under 62 to take a two-stroke lead in the German Masters. Casey had an eagle, nine birdies and a bogey to break the mark of 63 set by Australia's Rodger Davis in 1998 on the Gut Laerchenhof course. Casey had a 19-under 197 total.


  • Forward Scott Gomez more than doubled his base salary, signing a two-year, $2.4 million contract with the Devils. The contract for the NHL's rookie of the year in 2000 also includes incentives that could add about $1 million annually to the deal. Gomez earned a base salary of $550,000 last season. A signing bonus and a games-played incentive clause pushed his earnings to $975,000.

    Defenseman Mattias Norstrom, who led the Kings in ice time last season, agreed to terms on a multiyear contract extension. Terms were not disclosed. The 30-year-old Norstrom's original deal was to end after the 2002-03 season, which would have made him an unrestricted free agent.


  • Yevgeny Kafelnikov fought off an injured finger and qualifier Vladimir Voltchkov to win the $550,000 President's Cup 7-6 (6), 7-5. Kafelnikov earned an early service break in the second set to grab a 3-0 lead. But Voltchkov increased the power of his serves and improved his ground strokes to win the next three games and get even.

    Jose Acasuso saved three match points before upsetting top seed and local favorite Andrei Pavel, 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-1, in the semifinals of the $356,000 Romania Open.


  • Southeast (5-7) dropped its final match of the Jayhawk Classic 31-29, 30-28, 30-21, to Marquette on Saturday.

    Emily Johnson led the way with 13 kills. Bobbi Carlisle was solid again with 12 kills, and Sarah Frost put up 12 kills as well.

    The Otahkians will make their home debut Tuesday against St. Louis University.

    -- From staff, wire reports

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