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Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - January 28, 2005, Syracuse, New York SWUNG DEFENSE Aigela Ruggiero (left) and her brother BUI will become the first brother and sister to play in a professional hockey game when their Tulsa Oilers host Rio Grande Valley tonight in a CHL game. Bill is a goalie and Angel is a defenseman. The Post-Standard SPORTS HHMlMMUIVftlMS D AHL veteran rule reduces Crunch's Reich to a spectator Meet Syracuse sophomore center Darryl Watkins Ogilvie gains lead in Bob Hope tourney Joe Ogilvie shot a 9-under 63 flu-ao, iiroke leaa over aeienatug champion Phil Mickelson and Sweden's Frednk Jacobson after the second round of the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic m La Qumta, Calif. Ogilvie began the five-day tournament with a 64 and was at 17-under 127 for two rounds, the most shorbbelov par through 36 holes in PGA Tour history Mickelson shot a 64 and Jacobson had a 62 Brown and Svitov shine among AHL stars Crunch center Al- exander Svitov was selected Thursday to the PlanetUSA all- star team for the 2005 AHL All- Star Classic Feb. 13-14 m Man- chester, N.H Svitov has 12 goals and 12 as- sists in 37 games for Syracuse this season Manchester forward Dustin Brown, from Ithaca, was also named to PlanetUSA Plan- etUSA, comprised of players bom in the United States and Europe, will take on a team of Canadian players CRUNCH STORY, PAGE D-2 Karl back in the NBA, this time in Denver George Karl was hired as head coach of the Denver Nug- gets on Thursday, returning to the NBA after nearly two years to take over a team that has failed to live up to lofty expecta- tions. The deal was finalized Thurs- day morning and announced in Milwaukee, where the Nuggets play the Bucks tonight Karl is expected to be on the bench for that game, making his debut with the Nuggets against the team that fired him in 2003 OCC-Broome gome rescheduled Tuesday Saturday's men's basketball game between Onondaga Com- munity College and Broome Community College originally scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday has been postponed until 7pm Roger... and out The game was moved to ac- commodate one of the Broome coaches who had to attend to a personal matter. Former star, coach of Cornell polo dies "Doc" Roberts, who as an undergraduate led Cornell University's polo team to its first national championship and later coached the team to eight national titles, died Jan. 21 of heart failure in Bath, N.Y. He was 89 And we quote After finalizing his S52 mil- lion, four-year deal with the Honda Marlins, Carlos Delgado said Thursday that he will con- tinue not to stand during the playing of "God Bless Ameri- ca" this season. "I wouldn't call it politics, because I hate said Delgado, who began his protest last season as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays 'The reason why I didn't stand for 'God Bless America' was because I didn't like the way they tied 'God Bless America' and 9-1 1 to the war in Iraq in baseball." Index Safin ends defending Aussie Open champion Federer's 26-natdi win streak. The Associated Press Melbourne, Australia Roger Federer was on his hands and knees, his racket gone <nier he tumbled chasing a shot. All he could do was watch as Marat Safin tapped a gentle fore- hand into an open court to cap a thrilling Australian Open semifinal and end the top- High schools... Horse rating. NBA_______ UiHQOMS Scoreboard Skinj D-3 _ D-9 ____ 0-9 SUboskrtbol____ Syracuse Cnmchm Syracuse SkyGwR. Tunis--------------- ___ D-2 __ D-2 ____ M ._..__. ranked Federer's 26-match win- ning streak Safin fended off a match point in the fourth set, then needed seven match points of his own be- fo-e pulHns off a 5-7, 6-4.V7, 7-6 C6) 9-7 upset of de- fending cham- pion Federer and advancing to his third Aus- tralian Open final in four years Federer "It's always going to hurt, no matter how great the match Federer said. "But at least you can leave the place feeling good about yourself, because I gave it all I had The fourth-seeded Safin next meets No 2 Andy Roddick or ING 3 semifinal was this morning The women's final is set. fea- turing past champions Serena Williams and Lindsay Daven- port Williams' 2-6, 7-5, 8-6 FEDERER, PAGE D-3 The Associated FOURTH-SEEDED Marat Safin lunges for a backhand against top- seeded Roger Federer in an Australian Open men's semifinal Thursday. Safin won 5-7, 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 9-7 Smoother Road Teams find away games to their liking v_v By Kim Baxter Siaff writer When Georgetown topped Pitts- burgh 67-64 in the Big East Conference opener on Jan 5, the outcome turned some heads The surprise wasn't that the Hovas, picked to finish 11th in the league by the coaches, beat the conference's No. 3 pre- season team. The most shocking part was that Georgetown knocked off the Pan- thers in the Petersen Events Center, an arena where Pittsburgh had been nearly invincible in its first 45 games. Three weeks later, that win no longer stands out as the exception It merely set the stage for a season in which the road team has thrived as much as the home team. Conventional college basketball wisdom says teams try to hold serve at home and steal a game on the road. This year, teams have been stealing more than their share on the road. Of the 36 Big East games so far, home teams have won 18 and road teams have won 10. 'I think it is a little said SU coach Jim Boeheim. "'But it's just parity The better parity you the more likelihood the team can win the game. When there's not much parity, then the home team can win every time." Syracuse (20-1 overall, 7-0 Big East) is at the forefront of the league's prosper- ity away from home, winning its first four road games, including Monday's 86-84 comeback wctory at Rutgers. The No. 4-ranked Orange has won ROAD, PAGE IM Home sti mostly sweet Here are the home records of teams in major basketball conferences: Big 12____________22-11_________657 Big Ten 21-11 .656 SEC 22-13 .629 put to good use BUD POLIQUIN__________ ACC 20-13 .606 Pac-10 19-17 .528 Big East 18-18 .500 Denn.s Nett Staff photographer HAKIM WARRICK stares in disbelief after being called for a foul during Syracuse University's game at Rutgers on Monday. The Orange won 86-84, preserving its unblemished road record (4-0) in the Big East. Terrillion teaches more than volleyball The Associated Press Iff CVf Georgia Tech's Theodis Tarver AVV KAvl I Clfltn I celebrates with fans after the No. 22-ranked Yellow Jackets upset No. 5 Wake Forest 102-101 in overtime Thursday night in Atlanta. Georgia Tech's Jarrett Jack hit two free throws with 4.4 seconds left in overtime. Story. Retiring LoFoyette c ooch soys her reward is seeing former players excel in me. By Lauren Murray Contributing writer LaFavette Hieh School girls volleyball coach Kris Temllion got the tears out of the way in December when she told her team she'll be stepping down after the season. Her retirement marks the end of an era that began in 1972. "I'm ready. It's something you count down said Terri- llion, who also will retire after But Terrillion, who has led the Lancers to 21 league titles and 16 Section 3 titles in 29 years as volleyball coach, is taking this season game by game. "I don't always say, 'This is going to be my last time doing this' I'm not hoeeed down with that because then you lose the moment. You lose the she said. One moment Terrillion will allow herself to enjoy is her 500th career win. Her record after beating Bishop Grimes Thursday night is 499-76, and there are two league games and one makeim frame remaining L u "i !i i S 7 Television often makes a doofus out of him. and teen- agers can treat him even worse if onlv because ofnisill-firting wardrobe, dreadful taste in music and really bad hair But it turns out that despite his flaws, there are times when father real- ly does know best. Take, for instance. Hiram Sapp Sr.. who is somewhere even now shaking his head, as all good dads inevitably do He was a golfer That's what he was Hiram Sapp Sr, was an outstanding amateur golfer who collected trophies and plaques and ribbons the way some folks do string. In fact, there were those around here who he could have become, with a few breaks and some heightened zem, anotner Jim ueni or Peete or maybe even Charlie Sif- ford But, no. Hiram Sapp Sr, who never did see much glory m liv- ing out of the trunk of a car. wanted to have an old-fashioned family And along with his bnde, Helen, he did just that, raising three girls and two boys right here in our town. It turns out that the two boys Hiram Jr., and Charles be- came pretty accomplished ath- letes and helped Christian Broth- ers Academy dominate local high school basketball courts back in the before tak- ing their games on to college Still, as proud as the father was of his sons, it was his wish that they think less of jumpers from the comer and more about wedges from the sand Yeah, right "When we were kids, we were kind of embarrassed by said Hiram Jr. Thursday morning 'We thought it was a sissy game. Our dad wanted us to play. He really did. But we put down the clubs. We wanted to be basketball players or foot- ball players." Hiram Jr., came closest. Thinking he might be the next Randy Smith, who'd been draft- ed out of Buffalo State by the NBA's Buffalo Braves, Sapp chose to attend Smith's alma mater, 'but after I got he said, "something unfortunate happened. The Braves moved to San Diego, so that theory was c----.1--------.- dllUL. UAWlwuf uiA UAWU W fcfci. for the NFL's Buffalo Bills, but at 174 pounds and with little in- terest in tackling or getting tack- led, that career quickly went out the window, too. Charles? He left CBA for Ho- bart College and then for East Stroudsburg University... and like his older brother fell a bit short of life as a professional