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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 16, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas NB band director Ed Gonzales keeps time during SPORTS August 5 HERALDZEITUNG Volleyball update Canyon at SV leads area To have your sports event publi contact Will Wright at or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org THE DAILY SV collide Smitlison Valley volleyballers infirstatw matchup at Ranger Gym Time Meet the coaches Smitlison Valley holds annual event inside the caftteria Time 7 Football scrimmage tune QConnor visits Canyon Smithson Valley travels to SA Southwest Times SIDELINES From wire reports STATE MAVS SEEK HNLEY TRADE Dallas was working into the night Monday trying to find a trade for Michael who is owed million over the next three If a taker couldnt be the Mavericks were expect ed to release the 10year Monday was the final day for NBA teams to take advantage of a one time chance to escape lux ury tax obligations for any contract on their In teams saved mil lion in future tax payments by waiving 16 BRAGAN RECORD ATTEMPT STALLED Maybe it was the ghost of Connie Mack trying to pro tect the Hall of Fame man agers Bobby a week older than Mack was for his final game in returned for one game Monday night with the independent Fort Worth Cats to become the oldest person ever to man age a professional But the game was suspend ed after just a halfinning because of While it wasnt an official game and not immediately clear if Bragan would be recog nized as the oldest to man But the 87yearold Bragan said he would return when the game resumes Tuesday as part of a doubleheader to assure he gets the Bragan is a former major league player whose first manage rial job came for the Cats from as a play for what was then the DoubleA team for the Brooklyn ON TV Today Major league baseball Cubs at 7 WGN Little league softball Regional teams TEA 6 ESPN2 Tennis ATP 2 ESPN2 ONRADIO Today Major league baseball Cubs at KGNBAM 1420 KTKRAM 760 Astros finally break out the bats to batter 124 HOUSTON AP Morgan Ensberg hit a long home run and finished 4for 4with three RBIsrand Chris Adam Everett and Humberto Quintero also homered in the recently punchless Houston Astros 124 victory over the Chicago Cubs Monday Ensberg homered in the seventh a solo shot that landed on the train track well above the leftfield He helped the Astros follow con secutive shutouts with their second highest scoring game of the Burke hit a threerun homer in the third and Everett had a solo homer and Quintero hit a shot in a sixrun Astros rookie Willy Taveras had his fourth fourhit finishing 4for6 with two Wandy Rodriguez 85 again bene fited from generous run The Astros have scored 87 runs in his 15 six runs in each for the who allowed four runs on seven hits in seven innings for his second straight In Astros ace Roger Clemens who received no run support in a eightinning gem Saturday lias gotten 88 runsfronrhis offense in24 Matt Murton hit his first career homer and Todd Walker hit his eighth for the who began a sixgame road swing with their sixth consecutive road Chicago has lost 10 of its last 13 to fall 7 games behind the Astros in the NL wildcard Chicagos Glendon Rusch 55 last ed only 3 innings in his first start since June He allowed five runs on 10 and Everett each broke out long slumps with their home They had a combined eight hits in their last 80 atbats before going deep for the who hit four home runs for the third time this Quintero was homerless and batting before connecting in the The Astros sent 12 batters to the plate in the LEFTY DOES IT RIGHT Mickelson claims 2nd major title AP His spirits soared when Phil Mickelson realized a birdie on the par518th hole at Baltusrol would allow him to win the PGA Champi onship and val idate him as a major force in Then he reached out for an extra bit of luck he didnt Ten yards beyond his ball in the middle of the fairway was a stone plaque to commemo rate the 1iron Jack Nicklaus hit into the 18th green when he won the 1967 Mickelson reached out with his 3wood and tapped it touch for some good he Mickelson delivered anoth er dramatic finish to his sec ond major title flop ping a chip from the deep grass some 50 feet from the cup for a tapin birdie that gave him a oneshot victory over Steve Elkington and Thomas he might do Nicklaus a favor as a threat to Tiger Woods pursuit of the Golden Bears record 18 major Mickelsons which stretched over five days because of Sunday evening gave him a second consecutive year with a major Woods is the only other player to do that in the last 10 Elkington and Bjorn made par on the 554hole closing and all they could do was watch on television as Mickel PGA FINAL RESULTS Results after Mondays final round of the 87th PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club par Phil Mickelson holds the WanamakerJrophy aloft Monday after winning the 87th PGA son played the chip shot first learned in his backyard as a If theres anybody youd back to get up and down from its Phil Bjorn Hes not a one major hes a 10major And its going to be easier and easier for him to win them This one wasnt Mickel son had the pressure of being in the lead four straight A putting touch that been so true the first three rounds began to abandon He returned Monday morning for what amounted to a fourhole I had to gut it out and just find a way to make some and find a way to make a cou ple of Mickelson Im just ecstatic that I was able to get it Mickelson closed with a 2 over 72 and finished at 4under It was his fourth victory of the matching Woods and Vijay Singh for most on the PGA Tour this He also moved past injured Ernie Els to 3 in the Woods couldnt leave New Jersey until he knew someone could beat the 2under 278 he completed Sunday afternoon before storms halted He wound up in a tie for two shots The Mas ters and British Open champi on came up four strokes shy of a shot at the calendar Grand Elkington 71 missed a 10 foot birdie on the 18th hole that grazed the left side of the Phil Steve Thomas Tiger Davis Love Geoff Michael Retief Pat Ted David Steve Dudley Vijay Bjorn 72 had a 20foot birdie on the final hole that looked good all the until it dove in and out of the right edge of the His left hand was in the air to acknowledge the then he grabbed the bill of his cap in I had a putt that pretty much the whole world didnt think would but it he Thats what golf is The best guy won this It was the first Monday fin ish at the PGA Championship in 19 Not since 1986 at a player from the last group won with a birdie on the 72nd hole in the final Bob Tway made his by holing a bunker shot to deny Greg Mickel sons chip wasnt nearly as dra but it was equally effec It was a shot that I strug gled with out of the rough this Mickelson I tried to remember some of the shots I hit as a kid in my back I hit it and the ball popped up and it rolled The winning putt wasnt anything like the 18foot birdie he made last year to win the There was no need to jump for joy this Expectations are a little dif Mickelson said with a coy referring in part to the length of the and the 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 E E E E E fact he had already shed the label as the best to have never won a But this one was Hoisting the Wanamaker Trophy enabled Mickelson to salvage what had been a sour season in the He came within five shots of the win ning all the majors last sea and this year wasnt ever Before I even won I had never really doubted that I would eventually do Mickelson And having not won a major or come dose this yeas I didnt doubt the fact that it would happen I just didnt know Im very fortunate and very pleased and excited that it was this Davis Love III started the final round tied with Mickel son for the He still had a chance to catch him when they returned for the final four but he let birdie chances get away by either leaving himself too far from the flag or missing putts he so desper ately He shot 74 and tied for fourth with Singh had an outside chance to become only the second repeat PGA champi on in the strokeplay but he missed a 10foot par putt on the 16th when play bogeyed the 18th and wound up with a 74 to tie for Dogs do and their good ones have little to do with cat fancy Di TRIPP Wpp Holmgrain is an out doors humorist for the Her ogs At least mine My starts with a woofs a while and then gets the old hind leg sure sign hes on his pedaling to But what kind of dreams Good or bad Nice or nightmares Pedaling toward or away Doubtfully nightmares dogs are too Mans best friend doesnt worry about hip dys phasia or the mortgage mats our More than a dogs dozing dance card is chockfull of happy But of I wonder Maybe of the perfect backyard Big and shady with dripping spigots mid littered with steak or liigh fenced and full of declawed Perhaps dreams of the perfect house No offlimits king size beds in every room and cup boards filled with treats and dogsafe A simple full of playful children who despise televi abhor video games and discard table scraps as they see Dogs must dream of kids those who dont pull hate to ride ani leave underwear strewn about and never leave for Kids who enjoy balloriented play fetch and are allergic to Possibly dreaming of the outdoors and a master addicted to hunting One who loves new bird guns and never Yearlong seasons Id And lets not forget the perfect hunting complete with air conditioned truck win dows always down and runs only at speeds necessary to keep ones tongue horizontal except on cor of If 1 were a dog Id dream of an enlightened society where choke shock collars and invisible fences are where dog toenail polish and poodles are and scientists reclassify Chihuahuas as rats on Maybe dreams of more dogorient ed entertainment A canine cable channel with Rin Tin Tin and Lassie a Scooby Doo marathon on or ESPN Texas Hold Em tournaments with those dogs from the Perhaps they dream of simple pleasures like pet store beef scented airfresheners or fleas going Or a chain that stretches just people who dont blame the smell on the being cast in an ALPO commercial or the allyoucan eat place that allows doggie Do they dream of blessings such as thumbs to open fence gates and longer paws to reach underthebed chew or the math skills necessary to convert human to dog years How about the ability to climb trees I Lets not forget the most likely can didates Feline leashlaws being Cat Fancy magazine going and mousers everywhere deported to remote forced into slave rolling rawhide chew Maybe they are nightmares after all Scout may worry I could sell the swear off hunting and become or he may fret over more serious issues such as moving to a thirdstory enrollment in bombdog or the new Korean restaurant down the you just dont And it is possible dogs may not dream at Scouts woofing could simply be a canine and liis persistent pedaling mere hero wor it wasnt long ago that someone forced him to watch all 21 stages of the Tour de I
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