Sunday, February 15, 2004

Sports digest


Read the Footnotes wins FOY by a neck

The Enquirer and wire reports

Read the Footnotes overtook favorite Second of June a few strides from the finish Saturday to win the Grade II Fountain of Youth Stakes by a neck at Gulfstream Park.

Ridden by Jerry Bailey, New York-bred Read the Footnotes covered the 1 1/16-mile distance in 1:42 3/5.

The rematch will come March 13 in the $1 million Florida Derby. Several other 3-year-olds enhanced their reputations with strong showings earlier on the card, including allowance winners Birdstone, Swingforthefences and Value Plus.

TURFWAY PARK: The Florence track canceled its fourth straight whole-card program. The Dust Commander Stakes was rescheduled for Feb. 21. The Lively Exchange Stakes will not be rescheduled a second time.

Hockey

AHL DUCKS WIN: Keith Aucoin had a goal and an assist, and Ilya Bryzgalov made 31 saves to lead the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks to a 3-1 AHL victory over the Manitoba Moose at the Gardens.

Manitoba001-1
Cincinnati111-3

First period: 1. Cin, Aucoin 15, 7:11.

Second period: 2. Cin, Perrault 8 (Martensson), 15:31 (shg).

Third period: 3. Cin, Parenteau 11 (Mottau, Aucoin), 6:54 (ppg). 4. Mtb, Nielsen 3 (Vydareny, Kavanagh), 13:19.

Shots: Man 3-11-18=32; Cin 7-13-7=27. Power plays: Man 0-for-4; Cin 1-for-2. Goalies: Man, Moss (58:22; 27 shots, 24 saves; record 10-15-5); Cin, Bryzgalov (32-31; 19-15-5). A: 4,881. Records: Man 20-27-7-2; Cin 21-22-7-1.

ECHL 'CLONES LOSE: Cincinnati (20-29-3) lost its eighth consecutive game, 4-2 to the Titans in Trenton. Garrett Prosofsky and Bob Rangus scored for Cincinnati.

MICHIGAN SWEEPS MU: No. 5 Michigan defeated No. 8 Miami 8-5 to complete a two-game weekend sweep, extend its winning streak to 17 games over the RedHawks at Yost Arena and vault past Miami into first place in the CCHA. Michigan (21-8-1, 16-5-1 CCHA) also won the four-game season series, 3-1, over Miami (18-11-3, 15-7-2 CCHA).

AROUND THE NHL: Scott Gomez and Brian Gionta helped the New Jersey Devils end a three-game losing streak with a 4-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes.

• Avalanche 5, Red Wings 2: Alex Tanguay scored the go-ahead goal. David Aebischer made 28 saves.

• Hawks 2, Bruins 1, OT: Tuomo Ruutu knocked in his own rebound four minutes into overtime.

• Flyers 6, Rangers 2: Sean Burke stopped 25 shots to win his 300th career game.

• Lightning 3, Panthers 2: Martin St. Louis scored his NHL-leading seventh short-handed goal.

• Sabres 6, Leafs 4: Buffalo goalie Mika Noronen was credited with a goal when Toronto's Robert Reichel accidentally put the puck into an empty net.

• Sharks 2, Blue Jackets 1, OT: Marco Sturm scored with 16.1 seconds left in overtime on the Sharks' franchise-record 50th shot.

 Senators 5, Canadiens 2: Zdeno Chara had a goal and two assists, and Patrick Lalime made 20 saves.

• Blues 3, Penguins 2, OT: Eric Boguniecki scored with 2:54 left in overtime.

Tennis

SIEBEL OPEN: Top-seeded Andy Roddick advanced to his first final of the season with a 7-6 (3), 6-2 victory over wild-card entry Robert Kendrick at San Jose, Calif.

Second-seeded Andre Agassi played No. 3 Mardy Fish in the late semifinal.

GAZ DE FRANCE: Kim Clijsters routed Dinara Safina 6-1, 6-1 to set up a final with Mary Pierce in Paris.

Swimming

SPRING NATIONALS: Michael Phelps raced to his record-tying fifth straight title at Orlando, Fla., winning the 200 individual medley in 1 minute, 56.08 seconds.

Cycling

PANTANI FOUND DEAD: Former Tour de France winner Marco Pantani, 34, who has been plagued by doping accusations and suspensions in recent years, was found dead in Rimini, Italy.




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A quick chat with ... Jerry Jones
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All thumbs
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Why I hate NASCAR
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Sports on TV, radio

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