Saturday, January 31, 2004

Sports digest

Freshmen lead Miami over MSU 2-1 in the CCHA

The Enquirer and wire reports

No. 11 Miami rallied from a 1-0 third-period deficit to defeat No. 14 Michigan State 2-1 in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association Friday at East Lansing, Mich.

East Lansing native Marty Guerin, with his ninth goal, tied the score early in the third period and assisted on the winner by fellow freshman winger Matt Christie, his 17th, at 14:52 of the third.

Freshman goalie Brandon Crawford-West made 27 saves, including 12 in the final period, for Miami (15-9-3, 12-5-2 CCHA).

The first-place RedHawks will attempt to complete their first sweep of the Spartans (15-13-1, 11-7-1) at Biggie Munn Arena since Feb. 10-11, 1995, at 7:05 p.m. today.

ECHL CYCLONES WIN: Cincinnati improved to 3-2-0 at Peoria's Carver Arena with a 4-1 victory over the Rivermen Friday. The victory was the second straight for Cincinnati. Randy Petruk earned first-star honors after stopping 35 of 36 shots.

Jason Maleyko scored his first pro goal, and Garrett Prosofsky recorded his team-leading 16th. Mark Concannon and Tyler Deis also scored for the Cyclones.

FRIDAY IN THE NHL: Daniel Briere and Chris Drury each scored a power-play goal, and Martin Biron made 33 saves to lift the Buffalo Sabres over the Rangers 3-1.

• Leafs 4, Thrashers 1: Trevor Kidd made 25 saves in a rare start, and Toronto beat struggling Atlanta.

• Stars 3, Sharks 1: Jere Lehtinen scored the tiebreaking goal with 2:49 left as Dallas moved within four points of first-place San Jose in the Pacific Division.

MIGHTY DUCKS: Anaheim recalled left wing Casey Hankinson from Cincinnati and assigned left wing Stanislav Chistov to the AHL club.

Hankinson, 27, had 10 goals, 18 assists and a plus-10 rating in 45 games with Cincinnati. Hankinson has appeared in 14 NHL games, with one assist, while a member of the Chicago Blackhawks organization.

Chistov, 20, a first-round draft choice by Anaheim in 2001, had one goal and 16 assists in 46 games with Anaheim this season.

Horse racing

TURFWAY PARK: Silver Minister, winner of the Jan. 4 Turfway Prevue, meets 11 other Kentucky-breds in the 1-mile $50,000 WEBN Stakes for 3-year-olds. The WEBN Stakes points toward the $100,000 John Battaglia Memorial Stakes in late February, which in turn leads into the March 20 Lane's End Stakes, a Grade II prep for the Kentucky Derby.

Greg Foley, Silver Minister's trainer, hopes to retrace his 2003 steps at Turfway and take at least one more. His Champali won the 2003 Turfway Prevue, WEBN and Battaglia stakes before finishing third in the Lane's End Stakes.

Silver Minister has won two of four starts on the lead. He won the 6 1/2-length Prevue by 5 lengths under a hand ride by Rafael Bejarano.


MOSES WINS 2 MORE: Ed Moses won the 50- and 200-meter breaststroke at a World Cup meet in East Meadow, N.Y., then announced he was not going to compete in the U.S. Nationals. Moses, 23, who broke his own record in the 50 breaststroke earlier this month, won the 200 breaststroke in 2:04.61 - 80 minutes after winning the 50 breaststroke in 26.85. Both times were U.S. Open records. He extended his unbeaten streak in cup races to 11.


BOXING: Former middleweight champion Michael Nunn, 40, was sentenced to more than 24 years in prison for buying two pounds of cocaine from an undercover agent more than a year ago.

COLLEGES: Conference USA's TCU accepted an invitation to become the Mountain West's ninth member, its third league switch since the Southwest Conference dissolved in 1995.

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