SPORTS NEWS FOR SATURDAY, JULY 3, 2004
Sanchez greeted rudely
The Reds reworked their pitching staff Friday; the strategy backfired. The Indians scored six runs in 4 1/3 innings in an eventual 15-2 win against the Reds.
Photos of Friday's game
Jr. improved, but out of lineup
Pitchers shuffled around, for now


Champ knows 6th Tour no lock
It's a valid question: Did Tour de France organizers design a course specifically to thwart Lance Armstrong's drive for a record sixth win?<

Duke waits as Coach K ponders offer
When Duke's season ended with a Final Four loss to Connecticut in April, there was no indication that Mike Krzyzewski might have coached his last game with the Blue Devils.

Sharapova seeks to break up monopoly
In a breach with recent tradition, Serena Williams' opponent in the final today instead will be tennis' newest star, 17-year-old Maria Sharapova.
Men's semis suspended by rain

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BASEBALL
Brenly fired by D'backs; Pedrique named interim
PHOENIX - The Arizona Diamondbacks fired manager Bob Brenly Friday in the midst of their worst season since their expansion campaign of 1998.
Matsui leads Mets' drubbing of Yanks
NEW YORK - Kaz Matsui proved there was another shortstop in New York who could spark his team.
Hernandez holds Blue Jays to 4 hits
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Livan Hernandez pitched a four-hitter for his fourth complete game of the season, leading Montreal over the Toronto Blue Jays 2-0 Friday in the start of what could be the Expos' final homestand in Puerto Rico.
DIGEST
Heatley indictment anticipated in car crash
The Fulton County, Ga., District Attorney hasn't sought an indictment against Atlanta Thrashers right wing Dany Heatley in connection with the car crash that killed teammate Dan Snyder.
GOLF
Sorenstam 2 behind Rosales
SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. - Annika Sorenstam hit the ball so pure that she missed only one green and one fairway, the kind of golf that usually wins the U.S. Women's Open. It just wasn't good enough to be in the lead Friday.
Howell III among trio in the lead
LEMONT, Ill. - While Tiger Woods struggled to make the cut, Charles Howell III (67), Matt Gogel (64) and Steve Lowery (68) shared the halfway lead at 6-under-par 136 Friday at the Western Open.
NBA
Nuggets' Camby signs multiyear deal
DENVER - The Denver Nuggets took care of their top offseason priority, agreeing to terms with center Marcus Camby on a multiyear contract.
AUTO RACING
Wallace wins Winn-Dixie 250
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Mike Wallace was an improbable winner Friday night in the Busch Series Winn-Dixie 250 at Daytona International Speedway.
COLLEGE SPORTS
BCS might give more weight to human polls
NEW YORK - Bowl Championship Series officials are considering a proposal in which the media and coaches' polls would account for 80 percent of the formula that determines the title game matchup, a BCS source said Friday.
OLYMPICS
Fluke knee injury ends Powell's comeback try
World-record holder Mike Powell won't compete in the long jump at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials next week because of a knee injury, ending his comeback bid.
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