Monday, January 26, 2004

Sports digest


Ducks fall to Barons; Clones lose to Bullies

The Enquirer and wire reports

Brad Boyes scored a power-play goal with 2:05 remaining in the third period to lift the Cleveland Barons to a 3-2 victory over the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks Sunday at Cleveland's Gund Arena.

This was the first of eight games this season between the two Ohio AHL franchises to determine the inaugural Labatt Blue Cup winner.

Miroslav Zalesak and Jesse Fibiger also scored for the Barons, who have won four of their last five and moved above .500 (10-9-1-2) at home for the first time this season.

Seamus Kotyk made 27 saves to pick up the win and extend his unbeaten streak to eight games (7-0-1).

Casey Hankinson and Pierre Parenteau each had a goal and an assist for Cincinnati, which is winless in its last three games (0-2-1-0).

Hankinson extended his point streak to a season-high seven games with his seventh multiple-point effort.

Eddy Ferhi stopped 27 shots in the loss for the Ducks, who play in Houston Tuesday night.

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First period: 1. Cle, Zalesak 23 (Boyes, Stafford), 8:32 (ppg).

Second period: 2. Cin, Hankinson 10 (Aucoin, Parenteau), 0:42 (ppg). 3. Cin, Parenteau 7 (Hankinson, Armstrong), 5:56. 4. Cle, Fibiger (Clowe, Rissmiller), 11:21.

Third period: 5. Cle, Boyes 17 (Zalesak, Fahey), 17:55 (ppg).

Shots on goal: Cin 9-7-13=29; Cle 12-12-6=30. Power play opportunities: Cin 1-for-3; Cle 2-for-3. Goaltenders: Cin, Ferhi (30 shots, 27 saves; record 2-6-2); Cle, Kotyk (29 shots, 27 saves; record 8-4-4). A: 4,803. Records: Cin 17-19-7-1; Cle 21-16-4-5.

ECHL CLONES LOSE: Cincinnati lost its third straight game, 4-1 to the Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies Sunday at U.S. Bank Arena. The Cyclones fell to a season-low four games under .500 (18-22-2). Jade Galbraith scored Cincinnati's goal.

SUNDAY IN THE NHL: Jochen Hecht had two goals and Martin Biron made 37 saves, helping the Buffalo Sabres erase a two-goal deficit and beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-2. Former Cincinnati Cyclone Erik Cole and Miami University grad Kevyn Adams scored for Carolina.

• Flyers 4, Capitals 1: Mark Recchi and John LeClair each had a goal and three assists. Washington played with just five defensemen after losing Sergei Gonchar to a shoulder injury.

• Devils 3, Thrashers 2: Jeff Friesen scored his third goal in four games early in the third period. Martin Brodeur made 24 saves, including a spectacular tumbling stop on Frantisek Kaberle. Ilya Kovalchuk scored his 26th goal of the season.

CANUCKS: Defenseman Ed Jovanovski left Vancouver's game against Nashville Sunday night because of a shoulder injury.

Boxing

GATTI WINS: Fighting most of the bout with a severely injured right hand, Arturo Gatti earned a victory over previously unbeaten Gianluca Branco to claim the WBC junior welterweight title in Atlantic City. Gatti, 31, held off a game Branco for nine rounds before dropping him with a vicious left in the 10th round Saturday and winning a unanimous decision.

Colleges

MIAMI TRACK: RedHawks seniors Andrea Kremer and Kristin Wrede finished 1-2 in both the mile and 3,000-meter run to lead the women's team to victory at the EIU Mega Meet, hosted by Eastern Illinois, in Charleston, Ill.

Elsewhere

CYCLIST DIES: Jason Ciarletta, 19, motorcycle rider, was killed during a qualifying race at the AMA Supercross, flying over the handlebars and crashing while his parents watched from the stands at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego.

HORSE RACING: Request for Parole, winner of last year's Turfway Park John Battaglia Memorial Stakes, wore down Slew Valley to win the Grade III Mac Diarmida Handicap on the grass at Gulfstream Park.

SOCCER: Brazil was eliminated from competing in the 2004 Olympic tournament with a 1-0 loss to Paraguay in South American qualifying.




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