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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 7, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas                                j Contact Sports Editor Bryan Adams Saturday June IB up for Jackson misses three at buzzer BY CHWS SHERIDAN AP Basketball Writer SAN ANTONIO AP Jason Kidd wiped his right hand against his hip brought it to his mouth and blew a kiss to his family just as he does every time he shoots a free throw Six times he went to the line in the final 20 seconds and five of those times he calmly sank the shot Thought this was going to be a noncompetitive NBA Finals Kiss Game 2 Nets wiri i that notion good bye Kidds free throw shooting along with the defense of Dikem be Mutombo and Jason Collins stTimDun rt can led the New KIDD jersey Nets to an 8785 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night evening the series at one game apiece The Spurs had a chance to win it at the end but Stephen Jackson missed a 3pointer with 3 seconds left and no one gained control of the loose ball before the final buzzer Astros 5th ame n row HOUSTON AP Jeff Kent hit a goahead tworun single in the eighth inning as the Houston Astros held off the Tampa Bay Devil Rays 118 Friday night after wast ing a sevenrun lead Houston which moved past the Chicago Cubs into first place in the NL the first time since April 15 led 70 after two innings then fell behind when Marlon Anderson hit an RBI double off Octavio Dotel 51 in the eighth It would have been the biggest comeback win in the history of the Devil Rays who started play in 1998 but Travis Harper 04 couldnt hold the lead Houston loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the eighth on singles by Orlando Merced and Morgan Ensberg and a walk to Jeff Bagwell KENT a me Astros MS Tampa Bay Devil j Sunday June 8 fc Astros alNew York YanKees Wednesday June 11 Astros at New York Yankees 4 Thurtiday June 12 Astros atNew York Yankees sounded The series now heads to New Jer sey for a week and its a whole lot different than it was a day earlier when the Nets were questioning and almost ridiculing the strate gies Used by coach Byron Scott Scott made plenty of adjust ments most notablygiving 20 min utes of playing time to Mutombo the fourtime defensive player of the year who had barely played in the postseason Mutombo made his first two shots blocked three others and gave the Nets an inside presence that prevented the Spursfrom scor ing with ease from the inside as they had in Game 1 Collins a secondyear center also Was effective in neutralizing Du5n can as the Nets held the MVP to 19 points and 12 rebounds Duncanhurt his own team by missing seven of 10 free throws and he also committed four of the Spurs 22 turnovers Kidd led the Nets with 30 poirfts including 13 in the fourth quar ter and seven rebounds Kenypn Martin had 14 points and two blocks and Lucious Harris came off the bench to score 10 Those were the only four players to score hi double figures for the Nets Tony Parker scored 21 points for San Antonio with Jackson adding 16 The Spurs shot just 14for25 56 percent from the foul line See Yankees win it all Yankee centerfielder Ben Nelson slides into third base Friday during the Yankees 111 game victory over the Cubs The Yankees defeated the Phillies 11 6 to reach the title game Junior League title game goes to the boys in stripes BY BRETT BACA Staff Writer New Braunfels Little League held its annual Junior League city champi onship game Friday night and the Yankees defeated the Cubs 111 in six innings to win the right to call themselves the best in New Braun fels Yankee starter Trenton Irwin pitched all six innings for the win giv ing up one unearned run and strik ing out six Catcher Junior Riosas and third baseman Scot Bueche led the way for the Yankees as each player went threeforfour with three RBIs The Cubs who advanced to cham pionship gaine Thursday by defeating the White Sox 103 drew first blood in the top of the first inning Cade Gaddy led off the inning with a walk and Chase Wilke followed by reaching base on an error by the pitch er Reece Zunker then moved Gaddy to third on a groundout to second and after Stephen Schriewer was inten tionally walked to load the bases Zach Moya drove in the Cubs only run of the game on a groundout to the second baseman The Yankees responded by putting two runs on the board in the bottom half of the inning Judah Owens singled to left field to get things going and Riosas singled with one out to drive Owens who stole second earlier in the count Bueche then drove hi Riosas with an RBI sin gle to right center field as the Yan kees took a 21 advantage In the second inning the Yankees added four more runs on another four hits as Riosas and Bueche drove in two runs apiece on consecutive sin gles to right center field Then in the sixth with the game at 61 the Yankees put the Cubs away with a fiverun inning All five batters to leadoff the inning Riosas Bueche Andrew Webb Rusty and Ben Nelson all scored The Cubs meanwhile were having trouble getting the bat on the ball as the team itself was able to muster only three hits all game Starter Cade Gaddy was chased ear ly on in the third inning after having given up the four runs in the second Expos keep Rangers in funk SAN JUAN Puerto Rico AP Brian Schneider drove in a careerhigh five runs with a homer and a threerun double as the Mon treal Expos sent the Texas Rangers to their sea sonhigh seventh straight loss 1310 Friday night Ron Cal 1 o w a y homered and Livan Hernandez 54 pitched sev en innings and hit a tworun single for the Expos In the first Juan Gonzalez lined a ball off the wall to score two runs The Expos answered when Endy Chavez Orlando Cabr era and Jose Vidro singled off Colby Lewis 44 to cut Texaslead to 21 Lewis retired the next two hitters before walking Gal loway and Fernando Tatis loading the bases Schneider then hit a bases clearing double Lewis allowed seven runs seven hits and four walks in three innings Next five SCHNEIDER TEXAS RANGERS SCHEDULE Todays game i Rangers at Montreal Expos Y at San Juari Sunday June 8 Rangers at Montreal Expos at San Juan Tuesday June 10 Rangers vs New York Mets Wednesday June 11 Rangers vs New York Mets Thursday June 12 Rangers vs New York Mets Five Big East schools suing to try and prevent ACC expansion Big East schools sued Friday jjjp try to prevent Miami and Boston College from jumping to the Atlantic Coast Conference accusing tiiem of secretly taking part in an expansion plan that could ruin the Big Bast The lawsuit filed in state Supe rior Court in Hartford says Miami and Boston College pro fessed loyalty to their conference concocting a deliberate me to destroy the Big East and ond with the collective value that has been invested and in the Big ahead with all renovations and they would be part of a healthy con ference for years to come the law suit contends The Big East could lose millions of dollars in revenue from bowl games the lucrative Bowl Cham pionship Series and from TV deals the lawsuit says The nineteam ACC has promised football power Miami increased revenue from a more lucrative W deal it believes it could negotiate as a 12team con ference The lawsuit was filed by the five footballplaying schools in the Big East that are not considering leav ing Pittsburgh Connecticut West Virginia Virginia lech and The ACC Miami and ACC Expansion COAST CONFERENCE CURRENT TEAMS tdejnspn 2 Puke 3 Florida State Boston College are defendants Syracuse is part of the potential ACC expansion but was not includ ed in the lawsuit because plaintiffs said they found no evidence the school made promises to stay in the Big East Its unfortunate that institutions that have been friends are now at Syracuse spokesman Kevin Morrow said ACC commissioner John Swof ford said conference lawyers were reviewing the lawsuit Were disappointed that these schools have chosen to take this he said Miami athletic director Paul Dee said he wouldnt comment on specifics of the lawsuit but that the university would defend itself We believe that everything that weve done is Dee said Boston College spokesman Jack Dunn did not immediately return messages left at his office Big East commissioner Mike TVanghese said only that he was aware of the lawsuit and that his conference was not involved in thje complaint The five Big East schools are suing for financial damages and want an injunction to prevent Mi4 mi and Boston College from leaving The ACC last month announced plans to try to expand   

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