Friday, June 18, 2004

Sports briefs

Jones takes lie-detector test

Marion Jones took a lie-detector test from a certified polygraph examiner Wednesday, and her lawyer, Joseph Burton, says it vindicates the sprinter of drug allegations. Burton sent the results to the United States Anti-Doping Agency on Thursday. "Ms. Jones' passing of this polygraph examination fully vindicates the position we have stated to you privately, and to the public in general: that Ms. Jones has never used performance-enhancing drugs at any time in her life," Burton said in a letter to the

USADA. World Anti-Doping Agency chief Dick Pound was unimpressed with Jones' call Wednesday for a public hearing, calling it a "grandstand performance."

Woods sports' top earner

Tiger Woods is the world's highest-paid athlete with $80.3 million last year, according to Forbes magazine's "Celebrity 100" issue. The rest of the top 10: Formula One driver Michael Schumacher ($80 million); Colts quarterback Peyton Manning ($42 million); retired NBA star Michael Jordan ($35 million); Lakers center Shaquille O'Neal ($31.9 million); Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett ($29.7 million); tennis star Andre Agassi ($28.2 million); soccer icon David Beckham ($28 million); Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez ($26.2 million); and Lakers guard Kobe Bryant ($26.1 million).

Deveroes league to begin play

The Deveroes Summer League will open play Sunday with four games at Woodward High School, beginning at noon. Games will be played every Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday through July 17, with the exception of July 3-4. Weekend games begin at noon, Tuesday games at 6:30 p.m. The postseason tournament will begin July 18, with the semifinals July 24 and the final scheduled for 7 p.m. July 25. Current college players are not allowed to play because the league lost its NCAA certification. Incoming college players and former college players still are permitted to play.

Lewis one of sports' minority leaders

Griffey homerless, but Reds go 3-for-3
Quest for 500 returns to road
Junior's chase attracts a crowd

Former Brave downs Atlanta
Spiezio's HR propels Mariners past Brewers
Trade brings Houston much-needed relievers

Weather interrupts Beechwood's quarterfinal with Trinity

Daugherty: Let's hear it for the oldies

Kentucky not in Nextel's future
One Busch Series race enough, Speedway says

Archers show competitor's age means nothing

Surprising Haas shares Open lead
Champ Furyk just happy to be here
Plunkett, Keyer-Scott meet today for title

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