Sunday, March 14, 2004

Sports digest


Bejarano sets more Turfway records

The Enquirer and wire reports

Jockey Rafael Bejarano rode 12 winners in 24 hours at Turfway Park. On Saturday, he broke the track record for most wins in a meet. On Friday night, he set the track's single-program record for winners with seven.

The Peruvian, 21, won the $50,000 Tejano Run Stakes aboard Ask the Lord on Saturday for his 112th victory of the winter-spring meet. That broke the previous record of 111 victories set by Jason Lumpkins last year.

Bejarano added two more victories for five Saturday to boost his win total to 114. He leads the nation with 116 winners overall since Jan. 1.

Bejarano won seven races Friday to break the track record of six he had shared with Kris Prather, who first set the six-win mark in 2001.

Hockey

SATURDAY IN NHL: Marcus Ragnarsson scored the go-ahead goal 23 seconds into the third period, and Robert Esche had 37 saves to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 2-1 victory over New Jersey.

• Red Wings 3, Stars 0: Manny Legace stopped 31 shots for his second shutout of the season. Kirk Maltby, Brett Hull and Darren McCarty scored to help Detroit extend its season-best unbeaten streak to seven.

• Sharks 3, Kings 1: Evgeni Nabokov relieved an injured Vesa Toskala and made 25 saves.

• Bruins 3, Sabres 2, OT: Mike Knuble scored with :03.9 seconds left in OT.

• Hurricanes 5, Lightning 1: Sean Hill had two goals, and Kevin Weekes made 19 saves as Carolina snapped the Tampa Bay's 18-game point streak

• Panthers 3, Rangers 2, OT: Olli Jokinen scored in overtime for the second straight game.

• Thrashers 5, Captials 2: Sean McEachern snapped a third-period tie.

• Canadiens 4, Leafs 3: Yanic Perreault scored midway in the third.

• Flames 4, Predators 4: Calgary's Jarome Iginla scored :31 into the third.

• Blues 5, Blue Jackets 3: Brian Savage, Keith Tkachuk and Mike Sillinger scored third-period goals.

AHL DUCKS LOSE: Joey MacDonald recorded his fifth shutout of the season and Jeff Nelson scored the lone goal to lead the host Grand Rapids Griffins to a 1-0 victory over Cincinnati.

MIAMI SWEEPS LSSU: Todd Grant scored at 12:05 of overtime to lift the No. 9 Miami RedHawks to a 2-1 victory over Lake Superior State (9-20-7) at Goggin Arena in the first round of the CCHA playoffs. The RedHawks (22-12-4) won the best-of-3 series and advance to next week's semifinals at Detroit's Joe Louis Arena. Matt Christie scored MU's other goal.

• Senior center Derek Edwardson and sophomore defenseman Andy Greene were named first-team all-CCHA. Senior winger Greg Hogeboom was named to the second team.

Tennis

PACIFIC LIFE OPEN: Two-time defending champ Lleyton Hewitt rolled to a two-set victory in his opening match at Indian Wells, Calif., hours after fiancee Kim Clijsters withdrew because of a wrist injury. Hewitt beat Thomas Johansson 6-2, 6-3. Andre Agassi defeated David Sanchez 6-2, 6-2 and No. 1 Justine Henin-Hardenne beat Samantha Reeves 6-2, 6-2.

Boxing

MESI WINS - BARELY: Joe Mesi remained undefeated, winning a decision over Vassiliy Jirov in a heavyweight bout in Las Vegas. Mesi was the winner by 94-93 on all three ringside scorecards, but his reputation took a beating as Jirov handed him one the last two rounds.

Skiing

MAIER WINS: Hermann Maier won the World Cup overall title for the fourth time in his first season back after a motorcycle accident nearly cost him a leg three summers ago.




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Big 12: Mouton's 3-pointers spur Longhorns to title game
Big East: Connecticut claims sixth league title
Pac-10: Cardinal avenge their lone defeat
MAC: Western Michigan wins title, NCAA berth
Tate lifts unlikely Florida A&M in MEAC tourney
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Women: Oklahoma beats No. 2 Texas
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