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Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - June 26, 2002, Brandon, Manitoba Bl JUNE 2002 SPORTS ASSOCIATED PRESS Germanys Oliver Neuville battles South Koreas Kim Tae Young for the ball in semifinal Michael Ballack celebrates his winning Korean fantasy finally ends Germany clearly superior squad SEOUL Only one thing could have stopped the swaying sea of It came in the 75th minute off the foot of German midfielder Michael Ending the most improbable run in an upsetfilled World Germany advanced to its record seventh final with a 10 victory over cohost South Korea on It was absolutely Germany defender Carsten Ramelow We are proud to have beaten not only 11 Korean players but the South Korea didnt get to paint the nation red for yet another allnight celebration by its millions of devoted Police estimated that nearly seven million South most of them clad in rilled the streets to watch the match on outdoor screens in beaches and baseball No violence was reported as up to million fans who watched the game in downtown Seoul dispersed it was the Germans in white jerseys who repeatedly took victory laps at Seoul World Cup thanks to the goal from Ballack off a rebound of his own His gamewinner came four days after he eliminated the United States with a goal on a head er in the Germans 10 victory in the Little was expected from this but now it will get a chance to win a fourth World Cup for its country the first for a united German team and get the respect accorded the West German champions of 1974 and The Germans were just too experienced and well organized for South controlling the ball and doing most of the attacking to advance to Sundays final against Brazil or Turkey in They will seek to equal Brazils record for World Cup but will do so without suspended after getting his second yellow card of the knockout Four minutes before the Lee Chunsoo got away from Torsten Frings and went around and Ballack pulled down Lee just outside the penalty My first thoughts are said who cried in the lockerroom after the My dream was to play in the but now that will not Minutes after the final coach Rudi Voeller received a call on his cellphone from German Chancellor Gerhard who was in congratulating the Voeller said that Ballack was right to commit the foul that led to his yellow I have to give him the highest the German coach Even though he knew he would miss the final with another he still committed the tactical foul that was utterly He put himself at the service of not just his team mates but of the whole of I think the entire country will applaud Korean coach Guus Hiddink paid tribute to his players for their groundbreaking run to the We can be proud of the boys what they and not just but especially in the long run of the said the the first coach to lead two different countries to the World Cup semifi nals having coached the Netherlands at France Im very proud of how the team We have to swallow this Of course theres disappointment But well recov who has scored five goals so was cleared to play for Brazil in Wednesdays semi final after suffering a leg Ronaldo has recovered and has been cleared to said Brazilian team doctor Jose Luiz Runco after the teams He is in a situation to play the entire 90 He trained normally today and had SALES Open 99 98 Special this Week Fresh from your own Garden Tomatoes Vegetables ft 13O7 18th 72H1321 no problems or FIFA president Sepp Blatter addressed the officiat ing controversy saying he would like to see an overhaul of the refereeing structure to avoid some of the mistakes made at this World The competition has been plagued by blunders from referees and their Blatter suggested he would like match officials to work in teams of possibly all from the same Press Wheaties trade up in import draft BY ROB HENDERSON Brandon Sun With an eye towards nabbing a top import the Brandon Wheat Kings have dealt defenceman Kevin The 20yearold defenceman was traded yesterday to the Prince Albert Raiders for the ninth overall pick in todays Canadian Hockey League import The move leaves the Wheat Kings with six overage players eligible to return next The WHL limit is Weve got an abundance of 20 yearold players and I think has a real strong need for a puckhandling said Wheat Kings gener al manager Kelly Kevin is a very good player at that part of the a threeyear veteran of the Wheat scored 14 goals and 44 points in 72 games last season and has 139 points in 218 career I definitely knew that there was going to be some trades and some releasing going on but you never really want it to be you and you never think its going to be Harris said last night from his home in Its a great honour that Ive had for the last three years putting on a Wheat King I enjoyed the years I had in Its a great organization and I dont have any The move gives the Wheat Kings their highest ever pick in ihe import Their highest previous pick was two years ago when they chose Jiri Jakes Jakes is one of the six overagers on the Wheat Kings roster a list that also includes Brett Robert Ryan Colin McRae and Dustin Because Jakes is 20 years old and could potentially sign a pro the Wheat Kings will be able to draft two imports They still have their original 50th overall Austrian Thomas who played in the United States Hockey League last will be transferred to the CHL Special List and will remain property of the Wheat We think theres some very good players at the top end of this import said Weve put ourselves in a situation if we can do a good job with our selection were going to put a very good player into our Phillips leads Als past Leos MONTREAL Lawrence Phillips scored three touchdowns in his first game and the Montreal Alouettes went on to a 2720 victory over the British Columbia Lions in the CFL season opener on Tuesday the troubled former NFL star who has not played outdoors since slanted off a tackle for seven yards to score on his first carry into the He followed with a nineyard TD run on a draw play into the third quarter and a sixyard skip up the mid dle for the winning score with left in the It was a first win as Montreals head coach for Don who made SEE PRINGLE PAGE B2 Dominator lacks desire to continue NHL career DOMINIK HASEK BY LARRY LAGE Associated Press DETROIT Dominik Haseks career is One of the most accomplished goal tenders in hockey history will retire to the Czech Republic as a Stanley Cup The Dorainator made the announce ment nearly two weeks after topping off an impressive resume with the elusive title at the end of a onesea son stop with the Detroit Red Winning the Cup has been every thing l could ever ask Hasek After 21 years of playing professional hockey at the highest I do not feel that I have enough fire in me to compete at the level feat I expect of The announcement by the 37year old likely Hall of Faraer follows that of coach Scotty who retired the night the Red Wings won the He left from the and I can say the same Hasek Its a dream of many Ray Bourque did the same in 2001 capping off a 22year career with his only Stanley Bourque was traded by following 20 seasons with the and helped Colorado to the title in his final NHL It will be tough for Detroit to replace but possible candidates include Torontos Curtis who becomes an unrestricted free agent on July 1 if he doesnt resign with the Maple Other highprofile goalies who could be unrestricted free agents are Bostons Byron the New York Rangers Mike Richter and Dallas Ed The Stars have said they will not resign Captain Steve who will not offer his opinions on the coaching did suggest the best way to attract a new You get on the phone and get your chequebook Yzerraan Hasek sought a trade to Detroit because he wasnt satisfied with his six Vezina Trophies as the NHLs best two Hart Trophies as the leagues and a gold medal with the Olympic champion Czech Republic at the 1998 Nagano It was the best decision I made throughout my hockey Hasek I am and will be a Red Wing for Hasek wanted his name on the Cup and guaranteed he would wear the winged wheel on his chest for one sea The Red Wings gave him mil lion for one with another mil lion bonus for winning the The team held options for two additional It all paid off June 13 when Detroit defeated Carolina in Game 5 to win the He held up his end of the Red Wings owner Mike Hitch Hasek led the NHL with 41 wins during the regular then said he was nervous before the playoffs because of the Cuporbust expectations in He hadnt experienced such pressure in his previous 11 playoff appearances with the Buffalo which he led to the 1999 or the Chicago After a shaky he recorded six shutouts two more than any goalie ever in the We would not have won the Cup without Hitch ;