Saturday, February 7, 2004

Sports digest


No. 7-ranked RedHawks beat Irish, stay in 1st

The Enquirer and wire reports

The No. 7 Miami RedHawks defeated Notre Dame 5-2 Friday night at Goggin Arena, extended their unbeaten streak to six and maintained their grip on first place in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association.

Today's game between Miami (17-9-3, 14-5-2 CCHA) and Notre Dame (13-10-4, 9-9-3), originally scheduled for Cincinnati Gardens, has been moved to Goggin Arena at 7:35 p.m.

UC FOOTBALL: Delbert Ferguson, a Warren (Ohio) Harding running back, has signed. Ferguson played his first three seasons at Youngstown (Ohio) Ursuline High, which won the Ohio Division II state championship his freshman year and lost in the state final his junior year. He was a first-team all-Ohio selection his sophomore and junior seasons. He rushed for 4,982 yards and 60 touchdowns during his prep career.

Hockey

AHL DUCKS LOSE: Dan Jancevski scored with 56 seconds remaining in the third period to lift the Utah Grizzlies to a 3-2 victory over Cincinnati at the Gardens.

Jancevski took a feed from former Duck Rob Valicevic and beat goaltender Eddy Ferhi with a wrist shot from between the circles for his fourth goal of the season 3:40 after Justin Cox tied the score at 2-2 for the Grizzlies.

Dan Bylsma, who helped lead Anaheim to the Stanley Cup finals last season, scored his first two goals of the season for Cincinnati, which has lost three straight and is 1-5-1-0 in its last seven.

Ferhi, appearing in just his 12th game, finished with 29 saves in the loss

ECHL CYLONES LOSE: The Cyclones dropped their third in a row, 3-1 to the Toledo Storm at U.S. Bank Arena. Josh Harrold scored for Cincinnati (20-25-2).

Baseball

REDS: Right-hander Corey Thurman's minor-league contract was voided because of a pre-existing medical condition. Thurman, 25, went 1-1 with a 6.46 ERA in three starts and three relief appearances for Toronto.

Track

MILLROSE GAMES: Marion Jones won the 60 meters at Madison Square Garden in 7.21 seconds. It was her first race since taking more than a year off to have a baby.

Gail Devers, 37, broke her own meet record in the 60 hurdles, finishing in 7.76 in winning for the second straight year. Allen Johnson also set the meet record in the 60 hurdles in 7.43, breaking the Terrence Trammell's mark of 7.47 set in 2001.

Horse racing

DONN HANDICAP: Today's Grade 1 event at Gulfstream Park is the first race for Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Funny Cide since he won the Eclipse Award last week as the top 3-year-old male of 2003.

Auto racing

NASCAR: The 19 entries in the Budweiser Shootout tonight will have an advantage over the rest of the drivers trying to earn starting spots in the Feb. 15 Daytona 500. Thirteen of the 15 drivers who automatically earned spots in the Shootout by winning poles in 2003 and six former champ will participate.

Under the format adopted last year, the drivers in the 26th Shootout will race for 20 laps on the 2 1/2-mile Daytona oval, take a 10-minute intermission, during which their crews will be allowed to make adjustments on the cars, then race the final 50 laps. Everyone will be required to make a pit stop following the break.

Tennis

SERENA STILL OUT: Serena Williams, recovering from left knee surgery in August, has withdrawn from the Gaz de France tournament that begins Monday. Williams hasn't played since beating sister Venus in the Wimbledon final in July.




PREP SPORTS
No. 1 Lancers remain unbeaten
Weybright's 32 points lead No. 6 Cowboys
Friday's boys games
Friday's girls games
Prep sports results, schedules

COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Bearcats aim to help themselves against Cougars
Time is now for XU to make run
Tipoff Page: Around the nation
Catching up with ... Devin Davis
Barbour subs for hurt Fitch vs. Gamecocks
MU needs to handle prosperity better
St. John's disciplines players over incident
Women: Bulls charge back to defeat Bearcats in OT

FOOTBALL
Panthers hope Pro Bowl takes sting out of loss
Pop culture, courts TKO the NFL
High school stars not lining up for draft

MORE SPORTS HEADLINES
Roddick, Ginepri give U.S. 2-0 lead
Donald leads, but Singh close
NBA: Balanced effort gives Pacers 4th win in last 5
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ON THE AIR
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