Friday, December 19, 2003

Sports digest


Key issues at stake at Bryant's court date

Enquirer wire services

EAGLE, Colo. - Medical records and patient confidentiality will be at the heart of Kobe Bryant's hearing today, when key evidence will be discussed in detail for the first time before the trial judge.

The NBA star's lawyers will argue they should be allowed to introduce the records of the woman accusing him of rape. They also will try to show mental problems might have affected her perception of what happened in a hotel room with Bryant last June.

Timberwolves 114, Mavericks 109

MINNEAPOLIS - Kevin Garnett had 35 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds for his first triple-double of the season, helping Minnesota hold off Dallas for its fourth straight victory.

Sam Cassell added 26 points, and Gary Trent had a season-high 18 points and 12 rebounds for Minnesota.

Kings 101, Hornets 90

NEW ORLEANS - Brad Miller had 21 points, 14 rebounds and nine assists to lead Sacramento.

Mike Bibby added 19 points and Bobby Jackson had 18 for the Kings.

MOURNING: All-Star center Alonzo Mourning will undergo kidney transplant surgery today.

Mourning will receive the kidney from an unidentified family member at a New York hospital, agent Jeff Wechsler said Thursday

Hockey

FLAMES 5, BRUINS 0: Jarome Iginla scored two goals, and Jamie McLennan made 30 saves for his third shutout of the season.

HURRICANES 2, PENGUINS 1, OT: Rod Brind'Amour and Jeff O'Neill broke long scoring droughts when Carolina scored two late goals to win.

LIGHTNING 5, FLYERS 4, OT: Martin St. Louis scored the tying goal late in the third period and added the winner 2:03 into overtime to lift Tampa Bay to the win.

DEVILS 3, THRASHERS 0: Martin Brodeur earned his eighth shutout this season and 72nd of his career, and Rob Skrlac had his first NHL goal to lead New Jersey.

CANADIENS 5, PREDATORS 4, OT: Sheldon Souray scored 35 seconds into overtime for his first career three-goal game.

SENATORS 6, BLACKHAWKS 1: Marian Hossa scored two goals and set up another, and Martin Havlat added a goal and two assists in Ottawa's win.

RANGERS 4, ISLANDERS 3: Mike Dunham turned aside 23 shots and Petr Nedved, Mark Messier, Matthew Barnaby and Tom Poti scored for the Rangers

BLUES 4, SHARKS 2: Scott Mellanby scored two goals and Keith Tkachuk had three assists to help St. Louis Blues extend its winning streak to six games.

Auto racing

ZANARDI: Former F1 and CART driver Alex Zanardi will drive full time with the BMW Italian team in the 2004 European touring car championship.

Zanardi, who lost both legs in a horrific crash during a CART series race in Germany two years ago, returned to racing in Monza last October with encouraging results for the BMW team.

CART: The new owners of the financially strapped CART open-wheel series have eliminated the downtown Miami race on next season's schedule.

The race drew 70,000 fans in September, but lost $9 million in its first two years of existence.

Golf

AUSTRALIAN OPEN: Australian Chris Downes shot a 5-under 67 to take a one-shot lead in the opening round of the Australian Open.

Elsewhere

OLYMPICS: Andy Roddick will play in the Olympic tennis tournament in Athens this summer.




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