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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 30, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas                                HERALDZEITUNG SPORTS Ibesday May IB QUICK Hrrs 3 SWT players land on alltourney team WACO AP Southwest Texas State landed the three other players on alltournament team of the Waco regional while host Baylor was shut out Bobcat players named to the team Monday include Chris Seamon Blake Williams pitcher and Jason Washington outfield Pacers assistant coach fined by NBA NEW YORK AP Indiana Pacers assistant coach Rick Carlisle was fined for deliberately tripping Latrell Sprewell of the New York Knicks in the third quarter of Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Playoffs Rod Thorn NBA executive vice president announced the fine on Monday one day after the Knicks learned Sprewell had fractured a bone in his left foot in a separate incident later in the game The tripping occurred with left in the third quarter of the Knicks 9895 victory at Madison Square Garden The Knicks were calling the injury to Sprewell who scored 32 points in Game 3 as New York cut Indianas lead to 21 in the bestof seven series a bruise until an MRI after practice Sunday revealed what the team called an incom plete Sprewell said he injured his foot while diving for a loose ball with 30 seconds left to play Stars fans chant for Belfour DALLAS AP Stars goalie Ed Belfour has heard his name chanted before But never did he hear the chant that was shouted at Reunion Arena on Saturday night As the time ticked down in the Stars 32 victory over Colorado the screams of Eddies Better rang out I think fans have always been behind me 100 percent in Belfour said Its a real good feel ing to hear them chariting my That was a new chant they made Belfour said Monday I kind of wished they would have waited until the last maybe 20 or 30 seconds little too soon I am glad they quit after the second he said with a smile GAME TIME Today New Braunfels Little League Baseball Pee Wee Division Quarterfinal Playoffs Cardinals vs White Sox Giants vs Braves Minor League Division City Championship Rockies vs Mets All games are played at the New Braunfels Little League Complex located on Loop 337 across from McCoys NHL Stanley Cup Finals Dallas at New Jersey Game 1 from the Continental Airlines Arena In East Rutherford N 7 on ESPN Texas League Midland at San Antonio At Wolff Stadium In San Antonio Round Reck at El Paso Houston at Colorado Texas at Detroit Playing for a title Mets Rockies play for championship today BY MIKE MOQUIN Sports Editor The Mets and the Rockies will come out in full force when both teams play for the New Braunfels Little League Minors City Championship at 7 today at the New Braunfels Little League Complex at Loop 337 across from McCoys The kids are super excit ed Thats all they talk Mets coach Eric James said The Mets unbeaten at 1201 had to rally from a pair of deficits this past week before taking an 87 victory from the White Sox It was the first time the Mets had been tested all season James said Trailing 74 in the bot tom of the sixth inning the Mets added a pair of runs to bring themselves within a run The final two runs were scored off a double by Matthew Cardenas which James described as unbe All the kids have con tributed this1 year They have been a key to our suc James said File photo The Rockies David Hernandez makes it to home plate while the Cardinals Nick Garrison waits for the ball in last weeks little league playoff game The Rockies play the Mets for the City Championship today The Rockies 1021 meanwhile scored nine runs late in the game to beat the Cardinals 166 Attempts to reach their coach for comments Monday regarding the game were unsuccessful The Pee Wee divisions also will get their playoff games underway The Cardinals No 1 seed Blue Division meet the White Sox No 2 seed Red and the Giants No 1 seed Rga Division play the graves No 2 Both games start at at various fields at the complex The winners will square off in the championship game at 7 Saturday at the same site The Majors City take at also at the Little League Complex Knicks even series with Pacers BY CHRIS SHERIDAN AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK AP Larry Johnson was flash ing his Big L gesture spinning in circles in glee Latrell Sprewell jumped so high for a thunderous dunk that he nearly hit his forehead on the rim Werent these guys supposed to be hurt It sure didnt look that way Monday as the New York Knicks played so well they got a twominute standing ovation before halftone and had their highestscoring quarter of the postseason Getting 25 points from Johnson and excellent games from everyone else even if they were injured the Knicks defeated the Indiana Pacers 91 89 to even the Eastern Conference finals at two games apiece New York played again without center Patrick Ewing who sat out his second straight game with acute tendinitis in his right foot but the other injured Knicks suited up and played Sprewell who broke a bone in his left foot at the end of Game 3 had 12 points and helped hold Jalen Rose to 18 Marcus Camby playing with a sprained knee had eight rebounds five points and three blocks But nobody on New York had a bigger game than Johnson whose chronically sore back stiff ened up Sunday and forced him to miss the second half of practice Repeatedly scoring on isolation plays in the low post against Dale Davis and pass ing to open teammates when he was double teamed Johnson shot 10for16 from the field making five 3pointers with seven rebounds and four assists His 3pointer with left led to the longest lasting Big L gesture of his career Johnson cocking his right arm into a right angle and point ing at his elbcwjvyith his left fist for almost 10 sec Astros fall to Rockies BY P SOLOMON BANDA Associated Press Writer DENVER AP Todd Helton homered twice for the second time in three days helping the Colorado Rockies rally past the Houston Astros 87 Monday Helton homered leading off the second and broke a 7all tie with a leadoff shot in the eighth off Jose Cabrera With his fourth multi homer game this season the 12th of his career Helton raised his season homerun total to 17 and lifted his major league leading batting average to 415 PRO BASEBALL The Astros dropped to 2 14 in onerun games this season Houstons last four games have all been decid ed by one nin starting with last Fridays win over Atlanta the Astros first onerun victory this year Gabe White 50 pitched a scoreless eighth inning and Jose Jimenez survived a twohit ninth for his eighth save Richard Hildago went 3 for3 with three RBIs for Houston and Jeff Bagwell hit a 452foot tworun homer in the fourth Braves 1 Cubs 0 CHICAGO AP Andres Galarraga ended Jon Liebers nohit bid by homering with two outs in the seventh and that was all Greg Maddux needed Monday as the Atlanta Braves beat the Chicago Cubs 10 The Braves finished with just two hits in eight innings off Lieber who retired 20 straight after walking Quilvio Veras to begin the game Rafael Furcal also singled in the eighth Maddux 71 allowed just six hits The second came hi the eighth Dave Martinez doubled off first base with one out but Maddux got Sammy Sosa to groundout and struck out Henry Rodriguez to end the threat After Lieber struck out Chipper Jones in the sev enth Jones was subse quently ejected for throw ing his bat Galarraga homered The Cubs loaded the bases in the fourth on a double single and hit bats men but Maddux grabbed Jose Nieves comebacker and starting a 123 double play Maddux walked two and struck out eight The shot gave New York an 8576 lead and the Knicks hung on from there to ensure that the series will return to Madison Square Garden for Game 6 Friday night Game 5 is Wednesday night at Indianapolis where the Pacers looked so confident just a few days ago after winning the first two games of the series It was the Knicks who had that look over the weekend though even as the injuries kept piling up Allan Houston scored 17 points for the Knicks Kurt Thomas added 16 and Charlie Ward had 16 points seven assists and six rebounds Reggie Miller had 24 points for the Pacers who could never come all the way back after allowing the Knicks to score 32 points in the first quarter and open a 14point lead After trailing for nearly the entire game the Pacers got back into it with a 2210 run bridging the third and fourth quarters Miller made a 3 pointer from in front of Spike Lees courtside seat with left a large portion of the crowd of groaned as the ball was in midair to make it 7776 Johnson answered with a 3pointer after a scramble for a loose ball under the basket and Miller missed a 3 from the same spot as before Miller then threw the ball away on an entry pass and Thomas converted a 15foot juniper to make it 8276 with left Rose missed a hook shot and Johnson buried his 3pointer from the corner Rookie wins Indy Juan Montoya became the first rookie to win the Indianapolis 500 since Graham Hill In 1966 Here Is a look at the unofficial results Wlnntr Juan Montoyi Ellsao Salazar 3rd TlmtofrtM 2 houn 68 mlnirtef 99 187 r Cwttonti PANT Montoya dominates field wins at Brickyard BY MIKE HARRIS AP Motorsports Writer INDIANAPOLIS AP There is race car politics and then there is the artistry of Juan Montoya in a race car While his victory in the Indianapolis 500 can be seen as a win for CART in its rivalry with the Indy Racing League Montoyas overwhelming performance validated his growing reputation as one of the worlds great driven Nobody is more supportive of the 4year old IRL than AJ worn critical of But even Foyt couldnt help but be impressed after Montoya led 167 of the 200 lapi on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval That one hell of a race said Foyt who never Ud more than 146 laps in any of hit four Indianapolis victories In fact no Indy winner bai ted more laps fol90 mm the 2 trtek ia 1970 the first of hit four victoriM litre Nobody should be surprised by Montoyas ability though The 24yearold Colombian has come a long way in a hurry He emerged in 1997 in the European Formula 3000 series winning three races placing second in the championship and tak ing rookie honors The next season Montoya won the title and earned a job as test driver for the Williams Formula One team On the recommendation of Frank Williams the team owner Chip Ganassi hired Montoya to replace reigning CART champion Alex Zanardi who left for Formula One after the 1998 season Seven poles and seven wins later Montoya was the top CART rookie and the champion of that series Eddie Cbeever who raced in Formula One and CART before becoming an ownerdriver in the IRL said He is a phenomenal tal The 1988 Indy winner added It will not be loag befow we Montoya win ning Formula One races and well be able to say he raced at Neither Ganassi nor Montoya would con firm or deny reports the driver will move to Formula One next season possibly with Williams But Montoya hinted as much Monday when replying to a question about his future at Indy said Sometime if I get a chance Ill come Still he leaves no doubt he enjoyed the Indy experience To come out here and win this race is just Montoya said The crowd is so awe some the place is so big and everybody knows about the Indy 500 Ive never seen my father so excited as he was But Montoya is trying to remain com posed amid all the acclaim Last year I won die rookie of the year and CART he said Yesterday I won the Indy 500 These things are so big that they dont get in your bead Theyre above you Things that size you never get to realize them I think otter people   

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