SPORTS NEWS FOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2004|
Finn makes most of shot|
Dedrick Finn could have been upset two weeks ago when Xavier coach Thad Matta removed him from the starting lineup. But he came off the bench to lead Xavier to a 78-68 win at La Salle Wednesday.
This week's poll question|
Question: How do you feel about the Reds' recent hire of Steve Stewart as Joe Nuxhall's replacement in the radio booth?
Two advance to state as St. X aims for title defense |
St. Xavier moved a step closer to winning its fourth straight state swimming and diving championship with a strong performance in Wednesday's 1-meter diving competition at the Southwest Ohio District meet at Miami University in Oxford.
Top-ranked Cougars take care of business
Mount Notre Dame began its postseason Wednesday in the same dominating fashion it has played all season.
Rogers' 3 stuns No.2 Broncos
Sydney Rogers took an inbounds pass the length of the floor and made a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give Purcell Marian a 64-63 upset of No. 2-seeded Western Brown in a Division II sectional game at Mason Wednesday.
Documents cast shadows on game
SAN FRANCISCO - The federal agent who spent a summer afternoon tracking a Chevy Tahoe with license plate "W8 GURU" followed it first to a nutritional supplements lab, then to a ballpark.
Rodriguez deal has Henry crying for cap
BOSTON - Red Sox owner John Henry thinks a salary cap could be good for baseball after watching the rival Yankees trade for Alex Rodriguez - a deal his own franchise could not complete.
Maddux no novelty act in Chicago
MESA, Ariz. - Bringing his career full circle, Greg Maddux is back home with the Chicago Cubs.
Colonials pull within a game of Flyers
WASHINGTON - T.J. Thompson's driving layup with 1.2 seconds to play lifted George Washington to a 66-64 win over Dayton and tightened up the race in the Atlantic 10 West.
Mason tip-in winner for MU
OXFORD - Chet Mason has built a reputation as one of the nation's top rebounding guards, but he barely touched the biggest rebound of his career.
Hot-shooting Auburn topples Louisiana State
BATON ROUGE, La. - Ian Young scored 21 points and Marco Killingsworth added 20 against the Southeastern Conference's best defense and Auburn beat No.24 LSU 80-68 Wednesday night.
Wildcats get long-awaited SEC laugher
LEXINGTON - After two months waiting to exhale, Kentucky caught its breath Wednesday. Trying to regroup after a miserable loss at Georgia and the advent of 6 a.m. practices, the Wildcats were able to rest easy via their 73-56 beating of Arkansas.
Miami women stay on roll in MAC play
Cindi Merrill shot 10-of-19 from the floor and scored a game-high 23 points as Miami defeated Ohio 82-74 Wednesday night, improving to 17-6 overall and 11-1 in the Mid-American Conference.
Clemson clouds ACC title chase
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson ended No. 13 North Carolina State's five-game winning streak - and possibly the Wolfpack's bid for an Atlantic Coast Conference title - with a 60-55 victory Wednesday night.