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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 8, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas Alex runs with the ball during the Canyon football SPORTS June 2005 HERALDZEITUNO Page 5A COMING THURSDAY NBLL playoff teams Softball squads HERALDZEITUNG To have your sports event publi contact Will Wright at or by email at email@example.com UIL STATE BASEBALL TOURNAMENT fell Round Rock CLASS 5A SEMIFINALS FRIDAY Humble Klngwood 3361 Lubbock Monterey 4 Smtthson Valley 287 Rockwell 7 Tickets Each game stu dents Alltourna ment pass Getting there Take Interstate 35 north to exit 253 in Round Rock US Turn right and go Dell Diamond Is located on the Radio KGNBAM 1420 will broadcast Rangers games at Friday and if SIDELINES From wire reports NATIONAL ESPN OUT OF FOOTBALL POLL ESPN withdrew from the college football coaches poll the second major news organization to say it didnt want to be a part of the Bowl Championship Series weekly The cable sports network said it no longer wanted its name attached to the rank ings unless all ballots were made not just the final USAToday will continue running the which helps determine who plays for the national In The Associated Press told the BCS to stop using its media poll in its weekly Unlike the AP the coaches ballots have always been ESPN asked this year that they be but the coaches agreed only for the final regularseason ESPN wanted it for the entire ESPN had sponsored the coaches poll with USA Today since UPTOIMTOP PICK Justin Upton was simply too good for the Arizona Diamondbacks to pass Despite having a few tal ented shortstops already in their minor league the Diamondbacks added another when they made the Virginia high school star the top pick in the baseball draft Upton and his brother the second pick in 2002 by Tampa are the high estdrafted Kansas City selected Nebraska third baseman Alex Gordon with the sec ond the teams high est Undrafted out of high the twotime Big 12 player of year hit with 18 home runs and62RBIsforthe Southern California catcher Jeff Clement went 3 to Washington took University of Virginia third baseman Ryan Zimmerman with the fourth and already agreed to contract terms with RANGERS SELECT MAYBERRY Stanford junior outfielder John Mayberry was the first round pick of the Texas Rangers on taken 19th overall in the amateur Mayberry hit with 28 home runs and 148 RBIs the past three seasons at Mayberry was the 28th overall pick by Seattle in the 2002 but he decided to attend Stanford E DAILY Astros at Mets Houston continues threegame set against New York at Shea Stadium Time KGNBAM 1420 FSNSW Spurs begin NBA Finals San Antonio welcomes defending champion Detroit for Game I at the SBC Center Time 8 WOA1AM1200 SV baseballers at state Rangers play Rockwall in Class 5A state semifinal at UIL tourney in Round Rock Time KGNBAM 1420 Astros are nearly nohit in 31 loss to Mets NEW YORK AP Pedro Martinez flirted with the first nohitter in New York Mets taking his bid into the seventh inning and striking out 12 Tliesday night in a 31 victory over the Houston Martinez dominated one of the worsthitting teams in the major throwing a twohitter with only one walk for his 44th career com plete game and second this New York moved four games over for the first time this Just when the Shea Stadium crowd of was beginning to buzz with Chris Burke drove a 11 pitch into the leftfield bullpen for his first major league home It came on Martinezs 69th with one out in the But the righthander recovered and allowed only Lance Berkmans single the rest of the He capped his stel lar performance in fanning his final four batters and saluting the crowd with arms raised high as he walked off the I didnt realize it was a Martinez said as fans chanted Pedro Pedro behind Its a great feeling to be embraced by the fans so I could feel it from die veiy first time I stepped between the white lines in New Martinez outpitched Roy who hit Cliff Floyd with a pitch in the An angry Floyd pointed at Oswalt and started toward but was held off before he could get Both benches and bullpens but no punches were Plate umpire Bruce Dreckman warned both Oswalt also plunked Floyd in the back of the ribs last Floyd hit a grand slam off the righthander in May Martinez 71 pushed his NLlead ing total to 104 He retired his first nine batters before walking Orlando Palmeiro on four pitches leading off die fourth The run ner was erased when Burke banged into a double learning Photos by DAVID Canyon coach Heather Sanders is staging her annual summer volleyball which runs through Brooke watch es the ball top Sanders helps Samantha Rodriguez understand passing Mariah practices serving Maranda sets the Spurs expect defense to dominate in NBA Finals Constantly getting ahead of the Houston Martinez mixed speeds and pitches Typical were backtoback strikeouts of Berk man and Morgan linsberg to open the fifth Me got twostrike counts on fastballs and struck out both hitters with After Burkes the crowd cheered Martinezs I hung it and he hit Martinez He responded by striking out Craig After Berkman Mar tinez fanned Bnsberg to end the See Page 6A Ole Miss to host UT in Super Regional AP Mis sissippi will play host to Texas on Saturday evening in the first super regional game in school The bestofthree Oxford Super Regional series at Swayze Field will continue on If a third game will be played The NCAA Tuesday times for its eight super regjpnT Four of mem begin Friday and the other half start Satur The winners of the eight super regionals advance to the College World which begins June 17 in Ole Miss 4718 is hosting the super regional because it received the 5 overall seed in the the first time the Rebels have received a national The Rebels swept through the Oxford Regional this past beating Maine once and Oklahoma twice by a com bined They also have set the school singleseason record for Texas 4915 went 41 in this past weekends Austin Region emerging from the losers bracket to beat Arkansas on Sunday and Monday to win a spot in the super The the second winningest program in NCAA have won four consec utive regionals and a total of Theyve played in a record 31 College World Series and have won five cham THE 2005 NBA FINALS SAN ANTONIO AP Gregg Popovich has long credited Larry Brown for bringing him into the NBA and teach ing him much of what he knows about Thats why the NBA Finals between Popovichs San Anto nio Spurs and Gregg Popovich Browns Detroit Pistons is cre ating mixed It will be a strange situa Popovich said trying to beat somebody up not a sur prise the Spurs and the defending cham pion Pistons would have defensedriven San which won titles in 1999 and allowed the fewest points per game in the league w during the regular and Detroit was a close second at Both squads were in the top five in blocked opposing field goal percent H Vlllfi IU T and hoping they do well at the age and fewest assists Detroits Ben Wallace was same Not too Given the long basketball kinship between them Brown hired Popovich as a Spurs assistant in 1988 and later tapped him as an assis tant for the 2004 Olympic the leagues defensive play er of the and San Anto nios Bruce Bowen was run Together the Pistons and Spurs accounted for five of the 11 players selected to the AllDefensive first and second So its not a surprise the Spurs expect defensive exe cution to decide the bestof seven which begins Thursday night in San Anto Its going to be very tough to we all know said Manu who has averaged points in the Its not going to be 115point The Spurs proved in their last series that they can score big when necessary they averaged 108 points in their fivegame series win over highscoring Phoenix in the Western Conference Against Detroit they could be looking at final scores that more resemble halftime ones against the 1 dont really care if its 10 as long as we have one more point at the end of the said center Nazr a lateseason pickup who became a starter when Rasho Nesterovic sprained an ankle in Were going to be focused on stopping each oth er because defense wins Ginobili said Detroits defensive size and speed will make it hard for him and oth er Spurs to take the hall He contrasted the Pistons big men to Miamis Shaquille another dominating inside Its not the same going against Ben Wallace or Rasheed Wallace than to where you know hes a big body thats going to wait Ginobili Theyre very athletic and they under stand their defense very Detroit uses that same size See Page 6A DETROIT PISTONS SAN ANTONIO SPURS Radio WOAIAM 1200 TV ABC Thursday Detroit at San 8 June 12 Detroit at San 8 June 14 San Antonio at 8 June 16 San Antonio at 8 June 19 San Antonio at 8 if necessary June 21 Detroit at San 8 if necessary June 23 Detroit at San 8 if necessary
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