Sunday, June 13, 2004

Sports digest


MU hammer thrower 6th; Wineberg 8th in NCAA

The Enquirer and wire reports

Miami RedHawks freshman Jake Dunkleberger finished sixth in the hammer throw with a school-record toss of 213 feet, 7 inches Saturday at the NCAA Track and Field Championships at Austin, Texas.

Dunkleberger became Miami's first male track All-American since Mike Berwanger (discus) in 1994, and the first athlete in school history in the hammer throw.

Manhattan's Thomas Freeman won the NCAA title with a throw of 232-2.

• UC's Chris Wineberg finished eighth in the decathlon with 7,584 points. Rice's Ryan Harlan won with 8,171.

• The UCLA women ended their long string of near misses with their first NCAA outdoor title since 1983, and Arkansas repeated as men's team champion.

Horse racing

CHURCHILL DOWNS: Colonial Colony, a 63-1 shot, nosed out 3-2 favorite Southern Image to win the $750,000 Grade I Stephen Foster Handicap.

Perfect Drift, who won the Stephen Foster last year, was 5 lengths back in third.

Colonial Colony, 6, ridden by Rafael Bejarano, took advantage of a sloppy track and won for only the fourth time in 29 starts and for the first time in 11 starts at Churchill.

It was the second graded win of the day for Bejarano, who also guided Suave to a 3-length win over J Town in the $232,400 Grade III Northern Dancer for 3-year-olds.

OHIO DERBY: Brass Hat rallied for a 3-length win over Pollard's Vision in the $350,000 Thistledown race.

BELMONT PARK: Seattle Fitz led all the way for a half-length win over favorite Dynever in the 116th Brooklyn Handicap for older horses.

Tennis

WIMBLEDON: French Open champion Gaston Gaudio pulled out because of a foot injury.

GERRY WEBER OPEN: Mardy Fish advanced to the final against top-ranked Roger Federer with a three-set victory over Rainer Schuettler in Halle, Germany. Federer defeated Jiri Novak.

QUEEN'S CLUB: Andy Roddick reached the final of the London grass-court tournament with a 7-6 (7), 6-3 victory over Lleyton Hewitt. The top-seeded Roddick will play Sebastien Grosjean in a repeat of last year's final.

DFS CLASSIC: It will be an all-teenage final at Birmingham: Maria Sharapova, 17, vs. Tatiana Golovin, 16.

USTA FOREST HILLS: Justin Gimelstob defeated Dusan Vemic 7-6 (7), 6-2.

Diving

OLYMPIC TRIALS: Kimiko Soldati, 30, bounced back from a poor dive to earn her first trip to the Olympics, winning the 3-meter springboard at St. Peters, Mo.

Rachelle Kunkel locked up her first trip to the Olympics by finishing second.

Mark Ruiz, overwhelmed by a fear of heights after a painful crash in practice, skipped a dive, costing himself a chance to make the squad in the men's 10-meter platform. Caesar Garcia dominated from the start to earn his first Olympic berth.

Elsewhere

ARENA FOOTBALL: Mark Grieb threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score in the final five minutes to lift the host San Jose SaberCats into the Arena Bowl with a 49-35 win over Chicago Rush. The SaberCats will play the winner of today's Colorado-Arizona game.

SOCCER: Team USA is heavily favored today against Grenada at Columbus Crew Stadium as World Cup qualifying begins.

SWIMMING: Australian Ian Thorpe swam to a four-second victory in the 200-meter freestyle, and Cincinnati native Gary Hall Jr. easily won the 50 free at the Janet Evans Invitational.

BOXING: Former WBO middleweight champion Felix Sturm filed a protest with the Nevada Athletic Commission over his loss to Oscar De La Hoya.




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Bearcats lose their identity
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UC not worried about NCAA
Bearcats of seasons past standing by their mentor
Goin statement

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Lewis puts focus on special teams during minicamp
Curnutte: Couch's release came a little late
NFL exec hopeful for Europe league's future

REDS / BASEBALL
Reds' slide reaches five
Extra: Photo gallery from Saturday's game
Daugherty: Junior Watch getting tedious
Reds insider: Too early for trades?
'A chance' Larkin returns soon
Fantasy baseball: Top closer is a must on roster
Pirates' Torres, manager ejected
Saturday's Interleague games
AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 10, Louisville 6

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OLYMPICS
Mason hits the bull's-eye
Final touches proving elusive

GOLF
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Roberts leads Buick by one

NBA
Victory tonight gives Pistons a huge edge

MOTOR SPORTS
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