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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 28, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas                                Contact Sports Editor Bryan Adams at 6259144 SPORTS Saturday July IB Armstrong moves up a gear to win Tour stage BY MICHAEL MCDONOUQH Armstrongs main Jan a lead over Ullrich and stunning time of 1 14 I AP Writer Ullrich nf thn vfinr ViffnvP onrlprl 737 1 fi sennnHa in tlio f f BY MICHAEL MCDONOUQH AP Writer SAINTAMANDMON France Lance Armstrongs rivals thought they had seen it he shifted up a gear Friday to win a Tour de France stage and draw yet closer to a third straight That was an effort that weve never seen he said after winning the individ ual tune trial between Montlu con and this town in central I think that Im at the highest level of my Armstrongs main Jan Ullrich of remained second over But the Texans advantage grew to 6 44 a huge margin with only ARMSTRONG two flat stages remaining before the finish on the ChampsElysees in Paris on He won last years race with a lead over Ullrich and the year before ended ahead of Switzerlands Alex Barring sickness or Armstrong is certain to become the first American to win three consecutive Tour He won his first title after an extraor dinary comeback from testicu lar cancer that had spread to his lungs and Having won three stages entering Friday and holding a healthy lead in the Armstrong didnt need to win this he recorded a stunning time of 1 14 16 seconds in the 38 mile slashing off the days previous best set by Spains Igor Gonzalez I always feel its important that the yellow jersey race the final time trial with a 100 per cent effort and try and prove that hes the best rider in the race and that he deserves to win the Tour de the Postal Service rider Ullrich trailed by and finished the stage in third behind Armstrong and Gonzalez Tour de France Results Friday 18th Stage timetrial from Montlucon to Salnt France Lance United Postal 1 14 16 Igor Gonzalez Jan Team Didier Marcos Joseba Bobby United Credit Too close for comfort NB Major AllStars lose a heartbreaker to Northeast San 21 BY JESSIE SLATEN Staff Writer After going toetotoe with Northeast San Antonio for seven New Braun fels Major could only watch as a home run in the bot tom of the eighth inning ended the game with a Despite losing the first game of state tournament action in NB came within one strike of taking the extrainnings affair home with a 10 NB pitcher Trenton Irwin was credited with 10 strike while San Antonios James struck out of the seventh was the team offensively to get a player past second Cade Gaddy popped up to but reached base on an Gaddy then slid into third just under the tag after a double by Cody Flu With only one out in the Scot Bueche ground ed out at allowing Gaddy to Gaddy bowled over the catcher and knocked the ball allowing NB the first score of the San Antonio started to run out of chances as NB catcher Rusty Turpin retrieved a shallow bunt and threw out the runner at After giving up a Irwin struck out the third batter in the Irwin stepped back from the mound with a wide grin after gaining two strikes on what could be the last batter of the As he went into his the smile was still It soon faded Two balls the bat ter walked to first and a tired Irwin had to face yet another Irwin then allowed one which tied the and only a body block by Turpin kept a second run ner from Unable to get its offense the NB side was retired in its next For the second extra Irwin took the mound I thought I had said Irwin after the I pitched the wrong He guessed it and I cant do anything about San Antonios Daniell guessed right and put Irwins pitch bvertheleftcenter field1 fence to seal the 21 For Northeast San Anto it was their first state tournament and manager Scott Gales cred ited his win to strong lead ership among his New Braunfels coach Irwin took responsibility for the loss when he addressed his team after the pointing out the team might have been better served with a fresh pitcher for the extra We played a hard game and played a quality Irwin NB now faces West Sug The game starts at 8 at Morcross Little League field in Well keep playing hard and try to get through the next two games in the Irwin The teams third pool game will be Sunday at 5 The two teams with the best records advance to the semifinals on JESSIE In the top of the seventh Cade Gaddy takes out Northeast San Antonio catch er Daniell Quails and scores off an RBI by Scot New Braunfels Red Ail Star left fielder Scot Bueche catches a long fly ball for an out Friday morning against Northeast San Bueche got the teams only RBI of the knocking in Cade Gaddy for the first score of the JESSIE Zeitung Healthy Galloway ready for a full season BY JAIME ARON AP Writer WICHITA FALLS Two years Joey Galloway played only eight games because he was fighting for more Last he played only one game because he blew out his left knee in the This the Dallas Cowboys receiver is healthy and hoping to finally play entire sea son I dont can squeeze two seasons into he but Im going to go out there and give it everything I The Cowboys gave up two firstround picks and a sevenyear contract to get Galloway from Seattle in February Owner Jer ry Jones was convinced a speedy target for Troy Aik man was all the team needed to regain its place among the NFLs Like most of Dallas big experiments it failed Aikman was knocked out of the first game without com pleting a pass to Galloway or anyone Three quarters Galloway suffered his seasonending Now Aikmans career is over and the Cowboys are left with an expensive receiver on a team that has much big ger Dallas would be better off having had the first round not to mention the salarycap But Galloway can still play a key role this Bombs away in Illinois Photo submitted The New Braunfels Bombers 14andyounger squad qualified for the championship round on Friday by sweeping a pair of games in the Pony National Tournament held in The team also won two contests on establishing a perfect record in tourna ment play so They have also shutout all four opponents while offensively scoring 17 total Tournament including the championship resumes Texas has no quarterback controversy this year BY JOEL ANDERSON AP Writer DALLAS Chris Simms didnt have to do much to generate Texassized Even though hes only had seven career starts for the Texas Long Simms is being touted as a potential Heisman Tro phy Hes already relegated the 1999 Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year to the Not to mention hes also the son of Super Bowl XXI MVP Phil I believe in Simms but at the same time I think there are lots of good players who SIMMS have proven themselves for more than one year in So the 225 pound junior held court with reporters at Big 12 Conference media day for a chance to quell some of the preseason Simms play in the final three games of last season and during spring practices has ended at least for now the quarterback rotation with Major Chris is the starting quarter back because he finished the sea son well and did a great job in spring said Texas coach Mack But if he cant han dle the heat of worrying about another then he probably came to the wrong Early in the 2000 Brown continued to shuffle the quarterbacks as the Longhorns dropped out of the Top 10 after suffering embarrassing losses to Stanford and Texas eventually reeling off a sixgame winning streak before losing to Oregon in the Holiday Simms started the season open was then moved back into the starting lineup after Applewhite suffered a knee injury in the ninth He led the Longhorns to consecutive wins over Kansas and Texas then threw for 245 yards in the bowl In those three Simms completed 43of75 passes for 868 yards and five He finished up the season as the Big 12s pass efficiency What could help Simms is the firm support of who still grows testy when questioned about his star quarterbacks and has said there is no longer a con   

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