Sunday, March 7, 2004

Sports digest


Ducks, RedHawks both lose; 'Clones win

The Enquirer and wire reports

MILWAUKEE - Darren Haydar had two goals and an assist to lead the Milwaukee Admirals to a 7-2 victory over the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks Saturday in an AHL game at the Bradley Center.

Greg Zanon, Mathieu Darche, Mike Farrell and Brandon Segal also scored for the Admirals, who are 6-1-1-0 in their last eight games.

Mark Popovic and Josh Gratton scored for Cincinnati, which has lost four straight games and is winless in its last seven (0-6-1-0).

COLLEGE: The CCHA came down to the wire Saturday, with No. 14 Michigan State's Dom Vicari recording his seventh shutout to defeat No. 6 Michigan 1-0 at Detroit's Joe Louis Arena. But the Wolverines won the CCHA regular-season title by one point of No. 9 Miami when No. 11 Ohio State edged second-place RedHawks 5-4 later at Value City Arena in Columbus.

ECHL CYCLONES WIN: Cincinnati snapped a six-game winless skid with a 3-2 shootout win over Trenton at U.S. Bank Arena. Mike Henderson and Josh Harrold scored in regulation for the Cyclones (22-36-3). Evan Cheverie, Ryan Brindley and Henderson scored for Cincinnati in the shootout.

SATURDAY IN THE NHL: Johan Hedberg stopped 32 shots for his second consecutive shutout, and Markus Naslund had a goal and an assist to lead the Vancouver Canucks to a 4-0 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

• Capitals 2, Flyers 1: Jeff Halpern and Anson Carter scored power-play goals.

• Devils 4, Hurricanes 1: John Madden had a goal and an assist, and Martin Brodeur made 25 saves.

• Senators 3, Predators 2: Peter Bondra scored with 7:01 left.

• Sabres 5, Leafs 1: Miroslav Satan had a goal and two assists. Derek Roy scored Buffalo's first two.

• Bruins 2, Thrashers 2, OT: Boston's Mike Knuble scored a power-play goal with 5:14 left in regulation.

• Blues 4, Isles 2: Former Islanders goalie Chris Osgood stopped 39 shots, and Keith Tkachuk scored his team-leading 27th goal late in the second period.

• Lightning 5, Panthers 3: Dimitry Afanasenkov, Dave Andreychuk, Cory Stillman, Dan Boyle and Chris Dingman scored.

• Penguins 2, Ducks 1: Pittsburgh snapped a 16-game home winless streak.

Horse racing

SANTA ANITA: Southern Image won the Santa Anita Handicap by 1 3/4 lengths over the filly Island Fashion, becoming the first horse to win two $1 million races in the same meeting at the track.

• Imperialism circled five horses at the top of the stretch and overhauled favorite Lion Heart to win the San Rafael States by a neck. The victory stamped Imperialism as a 3-year-old to watch on the road to the May 1 Kentucky Derby.

Tennis

TEMPLETON CLASSIC: Fourth-seeded Vincent Spadea solved the powerful serve of Andy Roddick and beat the U.S. Open champion 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-4 in a semifinal match at Scottsdale, Ariz. Spadea, an ATP career non-winner, will meet No. 7 Nicolas Kiefer in the championship today. Kiefer outlasted Victor Hanescu 4-6, 7-5, 6-4.

DUBAI OPEN: Top-ranked and defending champion Roger Federer beat Jarkko Nieminen 7-6 (7), 6-2. Federer advanced to the final against Feliciano Lopez, who defeated Mikhail Youzhny 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.

QATAR OPEN: Anastasia Myskina won this tournament for the second straight year, defeating Svetlana Kuznetsova 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.

Track

WORLD INDOOR: Russia's Tatyana Lebedeva set a world indoor record of 50 feet, 4 3/4 inches to win the triple jump at Budapest. Yelena Isinbayeva set a world record of 15 feet, 11 1/4 inches in the women's pole vault.




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BENGALS / NFL
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COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Bobbitt's big shot gives Bearcats share of title
Banks grabs Bearcats' attention
XU takes Temple's best punch
Chaney doesn't temper criticism
Flyers prevail in regular-season finale
Florida adds fuel to UK players
RedHawks gain 3rd seed
No. 5 Mississippi St. 82, Alabama 81 (OT)
Washington 75, No. 1 Stanford 62
Marquette 81, No. 25 Louisville 80
Top 25 roundup: Duke back on winning track
Racers earn 5th NCAA berth in 8 years
Xavier women bow out of Atlantic 10 Tournament

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Div. I girls' playoffs roundup
Gymnastics: Badin senior excels
State hockey: Talawanda falls to St. Ed
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