Sunday, September 26, 2004

Sports digest


U.S. clinches Davis Cup final berth with 3-0 win

Enquirer staff and wire reports

Twins Bob and Mike Bryan led the United States into the final of the Davis Cup for the first time in seven years with a 6-1, 6-3, 7-5 win Saturday over Max Mirnyi and Vladimir Voltchkov of Belarus in Charleston, S.C.

The victory by the Bryans, the world's seventh-ranked doubles team, set off a celebration. The Americans face the winner of the other semifinal between Spain and France. If the Spanish win, they host the finals. The Americans will host if France advances.

Spain, one victory from reaching the finals for the third time in five years. led 2-1 Saturday.

CHINA OPEN: Serena Williams overcame problems with her serve to defeat Vera Zvonareva 6-2, 6-3, advancing to the final against U.S. Open champ Svetlana Kuznetsova in Beijing. Kuznetsova beat Wimbledon champ and Russian countrywoman Maria Sharapova 6-2, 6-2.

Johnson knocks out Roy Jones in ninth

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Glen Johnson knocked out Roy Jones Jr. in the ninth round Saturday to hold on to the IBF light heavyweight title and cast more doubt on the future of one of boxing's most outstanding performers.

Jones lay on his back moving only slightly for almost four minutes after he was felled by an overhand right, followed by a short left. Trainers filled a towel with ice and slid it under Jones' head as he lay on the canvas.

Johnson came out the aggressor from the opening bell. He threw a total of 437 punches to 270 for Jones and kept the challenger against the ropes for most of the fight.

By the seventh round, the crowd was booing and calling for more action from their favorite, Jones.

The knockout came on Jones' first fight after a crushing defeat by Antonio Tarver in May. Tarver landed a left that sent Jones sprawling in the second round and unable to continue.

Jones tried to argue then that he could continue the fight against Tarver, but there could be no such claim against Johnson.

It was Jones' second real defeat in a sterling career that may now has a murky future.

Horse racing

TURFWAY PARK: Private Horde, 5, made good on his return to the Florence track, leading wire to wire to win the $75,000 Marfa Stakes for the second straight year. It was the horse's first win since March in an allowance race at Turfway.

His 2004 record is two wins and three seconds in seven starts. He has six wins and one second in 10 lifetime starts at Turfway.

• At Kentucky Downs in Franklin, Rafael Bejarano rode the winners of the $100,000 Turf Dash and the $100,000 Mile, two of the four stakes that make up the $500,000 Kentucky Cup Turf Festival. The victories brought his total for the all-turf meet to a record eight.

KEENELAND: Two days remain - today and Monday - in the record-setting 14-day yearling auction. So far, 3,034 horses have been sold for $321,224,800, a record for gross sales.

SUPER DERBY: Fantasticat, at 13-to-1 odds, held off Borrego at the wire to win the $500,000 race for 3-year-olds at Louisiana Downs. Imperialism, the 9-to-5 favorite in the nine-horse field, was never a factor and finished fifth on the muddy track.

Soccer

CREW EXTEND STREAK: Tony Sanneh headed a free kick to extend the Columbus Crew unbeaten streak to a single-season MLS record 14 games with a 1-0 victory over D.C. United at Crew Stadium. Columbus (11-5-10) clinched a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference and home field advantage through the first round.

FAREWELL TOUR: Abby Wambach, whose header in the Olympic gold medal game lifted the United States women to victory over Brazil, scored two goals and assisted on another as the U.S. squad defeated Iceland 4-3 in a friendly in her hometown of Rochester, N.Y. The match was the first of 10 games the U.S. team will play as part of its "Fan Appreciation Tour." It will also serve as a farewell tour for departing veterans Mia Hamm, Julie Foudy and Joy Fawcett.

Hockey

MIAMI MVP SIGNS: Miami University grad Derek Edwardson signed a contract with the AHL Bridgeport Sound Tigers. He was selected as MU's co-male athlete of the year in 2003-04 after being a Hobey Baker Award top-10 finalist and the Central Collegiate Hockey Association player of the year.

AHL MIGHTY DUCKS: Cincinnati will open training camp 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Gardens with 41 players, including 23 players assigned by Anaheim.

NHL LEGEND DIES: Billy Reay, who played on two Stanley Cup champions with Montreal and became the winningest coach in Chicago Blackhawks' history at 516-335-161, died at 86 of liver cancer in Madison, Wis.

Elsewhere

SWIMMING: Australia's Jade Edmistone tied the world short-course record in the 50-meter breaststroke at the Australian championships in Brisbane. Edmistone was timed in 29.96 seconds in the second semifinal, matching the mark set by Sweden's Emma Igelstrom at the 2002 world short-course championships.

WNBA: Suzie McConnell Serio was honored as coach of the year after guiding the Minnesota Lynx to a second consecutive playoff berth despite the loss of leading scorer Katie Smith to a knee injury with 11 games left.

Lynx guard Teresa Edwards, 40, won the Kim Perrot sportsmanship award.

Local colleges

Women's cross country

Greater Louisville Classic

3.1 miles at E.P. Tom Sawyer Park

Team standings (38 teams): Southeast Missouri State 120, 2. Georgia State 127, 5. Xavier 198.

Xavier finishers: 11. Brown 18:36, 34. Hoff 19:14, 37. Gruber 19:20, 55. Uhl 19:35, 69. Shagena 19:46, 73. Stafford 19:48, 91. Mertz 20:01.

Greensboro (N.C.) Invitational

3.1 miles

Team results: 1. Northern Kentucky 21, 2. Barton (N.C.) 73, 3. Meredith 84, 4. Guilford 142, 5. Glenville State 144, 6. Greensboro 184, 7. Fairmont State 203, 8. N. Carolina College 258, 9. Salem 273, 10. Winston-Salem 275.

NKU individuals: 1. Tracy Carskadon 18:38 (school record), 2. Julianne Hoekzema 18:56, 6. Rachel Stoehr 20:09, 8. Lisa Sand 20:34, 16. Sarah Eggleston 21:30.

Men's cross country

Greater Louisville Classic

5.0 miles at E.P. Tom Sawyer Park

Team standings (41 teams): 1. Louisville 40, 2. Rend Lake College 139, 6. Xavier 203.

Xavier finishers: 13. Staudigel 25:20, 24. Milrow 25:40, 50. LaMaster 26:08, 61. Cihall 26:18, 63. Hammersmith 26:19, 64. Matheus 26:19, 74. Tike 26:27.

Greensboro (N.C.) Invitational

5.0 miles

1. Northern Kentucky 18, 2. Barton (N.C.) 83, 3. Howard 94, 4. N. Carolina College 135, 5. West Liberty 145, 6. Fairmont State 166, 7. Shaw 169, 8. Greensboro 180, 9. Glenville State 218, 10. Guilford 221.

NKU individuals: 1. Keith Knapp 26:26, 2. Greaham Niemer 26:41, 4. Brad Bullock 27:29, 5. Adam Stoppelwerth 27:43, 7. Denny Kramer 27:53.

Football

Baldwin-Wallace 31, Wilmington 7

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Records: BW 3-0, W 1-2

1st quarter

BW: Erhman 39 pass from Diangelo (Redd kick), 7:14

BW: Kovelan 26 pass from Murphy (Redd kick), 6:51

BW: Knipp 40 interception return (Redd kick), 6:32

2nd quarter

BW: Wilder 4 pass from Diangelo (Redd kick), 6:37

BW: Redd 25 field goal, 0:35

4th quarter

W: Short 57 pass from Scherz (Bednarek kick), 3:59

RUSHING: BW - Hedges 15-63, Khatib 7-28; W - Isaac 18-43, Streber 2-19. PASSING: BW - Diangelo 30-17-2-237-2, Murphy 1-1-0-26-1; W - Marsh 18-7-2-55-0, Scherz 1-1-0-57-1. RECEIVING: BW - Peterson 4-37, Kopchak 3-57; W - Short 3-70, Scherz 2-28.

Dayton 40, Austin Peay 0

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Records: D 3-1, AP 0-4.

1st quarter

D: Resch 38 field goal, 11:10

2nd quarter

D: Marshall 17 run (Resch kick) 14:54

D: Resch 25 field goal, 7:56

3rd quarter

D: Resch 33 field goal, 10:14

D: Wrobleski 10 pass from Staley (Resch kick), 8:31

D: Resch 23 field goal, 2:06

4th quarter

D: Warner 6 run (Resch kick), 14:28

D: Dence 24 run (Resch kick), 4:21

RUSHING: D - Warner 10-57-1, Verhoff 11-47, Staley 10-21, Dence 5-19-1, Marshall 2-18-1; AP - Ellison 5-17. PASSING: D - Staley 16-12-0-123-1; AP Kellogg 27-10-0-76-0. RECEIVING: D - Wrobleski 7-99-1; AP Curran 2-26.

Westminster 23, Thomas More 13

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Records: W 2-2, TM 1-3

1st quarter

W: Froelich 1 run (Malactaris kick), 10:28

2nd quarter

TM: Ellis 25 run (Sheely kick), 9:58

TM: Rieck 26 pass from Berkley (Kick no good), 1:50

3rd quarter

W: Malactaris 28 field goal

W: Froelich 14 run (Kick no good)

W: Froelich 22 run (Malactaris kick)

RUSHING: W - Froelich 35-186-3, Serrao 5-27-0; TM - Thompson 17-63-0, Ellis 8-48-1. PASSING: W - Getsy 12-5-0-77-0, Barley 8-2-1-37-0; TM - Ellis 16-6-1-59-0, Berkley 15-5-0-79-1. RECEIVING: W - Kutzner 2-31; TM - Rieck 5-47-1, Morancy 2-26.

Volleyball

Southern Indiana (10-4) d. Northern Kentucky (8-6, 1-2) 30-17, 30-21, 28-30, 30-27.

Ohio (2-8, 0-1) d. Miami (10-2, 2-0) 30-15, 30-20, 26-30, 30-22.

Cincinnati (6-6) d. Butler (6-7) 30-20, 30-26, 21-30, 30-22

Thomas More Quad

Heidelberg d. Thomas More 26-30, 19-30, 30-27, 30-27, 13-15.

Mount St. Joseph d. Heidelberg 30-16, 30-25, 30-21

Georgetown College d. Mount St. Joe 30-28, 30-27, 29-31, 30-24.

Georgetown d. Thomas More 30-17, 30-21, 30-20.

Records: MSJ 10-3.

Women's soccer

Thomas More 5, Muskingum 1

Goals: TM - Brown 2, Eckerlin, Hagedorn, *Santillo; M - Wilson. Winning goalie: Scrudato (1 save). Records: TM 6-1-1.

*Santillo ties school record for goals with 48.

Wilmington 3, Mount St. Joseph 0

Goals: W - Cox, Bulach, Hutcheson. Shutout: Kalhoff (2 saves), Bullens (6 saves). Records: MSJ 2-5-1.

Dayton 1, Xavier 0

Goals: D - Sedlacek. Shutout: DeLuca (1 save), West (0 saves). Records: D 7-1, X 1-8.

Friday's game

UAB 2, Cincinnati 0

Goals: UAB - Rynders, Richards. Shutout: Forbis (0 saves). Records: UC 2-6, UAB 4-3-1.

Men's soccer

Muskingum 3, Thomas More 1

Goals: M - Vealer 3; TM - Paff. Winning goalie: Duling (2 saves). Records: TM 3-6.

Cincinnati 2, East Carolina 1

Goals: UC - Hughes 2; EC - Kowaleski. Winning goalie: Vessells. Records: UC 2-5, EC 3-5.

Cincinnati State 12, Lakeland 0

Goals: Hilton 3, Baxter 2, Cummings 2, Hertsenberg 2, Causevic, Dent, Maddock. Shutout: Ortman (5 saves). Record: CS 10-0, 6-0; L 2-5.

Women's field hockey

Ball State 4, Miami 1

Goals: B - Isaac 2, Quay, Teach; M - Von Kalinowski. Records: M 4-5, B 2-6.

Women's golf

Unlimited Potential Bay Tree Classic

At Bay Tree Golf Plantation

Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Day two

Team Scores: 1. Coastal Carolina 598, T2. East Tennessee State 603, T2. UNC-Wilmington 603, 4. Charleston 607, 5. Western Carolina 608, 6. Middle Tennessee St. 616, T7. Marshall 623, T7. Methodist College 623, 9. Cincinnati 628, T10. Southern Illinois 630, T10. Mercer University 630, 12. Lamar University 636, 13. Fla. International 644, 14. Wm. & Mary 649, 15. Old Dominion 658, 16. Belmont 664, 17. Charleston Southern 701.

Cincinnati players: T5. Hillery Wilson 76 71 147, T40. Alysa Few 77 82 159, T54. Sarah Bires 83 78 161, T67. Allison Mayborg 83 80 163, T67. Allison Couch 82 81 163.

Men's golf

Eastern Kentucky Colonel Classic

At Arlington Golf Course, Richmond, Ky.

Final day

Team Scores: 1. Eastern Kentucky 842 -22, 2. Tennessee Tech 846 -18, 3. Morehead State 854 -10, 4. Lipscomb 857 -7, 5. Oakland 866 +2, 6. S.E. Missouri State 875 +11, 7. Dayton 876 +12, 8. Malone 884 +20, 9. Longwood 888 +24, 10. Cincinnati 897 +33, 11. Cumberland 901 +37, 12. IPFW 923 +59.

UC players: T21. Geoff Newman 73 73 71 217, T47. Justin Meyer 76 79 71 226, T50. Justin Wilson 82 70 75 227, T56. John Clodfelder 81 73 76 230, 68. Chad Wilson 79 79 84 242.




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