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Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - June 27, 2002, Brandon, Manitoba Bl JUNE 2002 GOT A SPORTS TIP Call in results tollfree within Manitoba to 18777865786 or local ly to 5717443 before 11 You can fax us at Email [email protected] SPORTS Steak Your Claim Simply the best you can buy Wheaties subtract European content The Brandon Wheat Kings were jug gling Europeans picking up a Norwegian and a Slovak while unload ing a Czech as the Western Hockey League club took part in the annual Canadian Hockey League import Brandon general manager and owner Kelly McCrimmon selected 18yearold Norwegian defenceman OleKristian Tollefson with the ninth overall pick in the then added 17yearold left winger Richard Jasovsky of Slovakia with the 54th pick of the first Shortly McCrimmon dealt veteran right winger Jiri Jakes to the TriCity Americans for future con The second and final round goes but the Wheat Kings took care of their business adding the six 200pound who scored twice and added seven assists in 45 games with his junior team in who was captain of the Norwegian team at last seasons world under18 champi was a third round pick 65th overall of the Columbus Blue Jackets in last weekends NHL entry The Wheat Kings had traded veteran JIRI JAKES traded away defenceman Kevin to the Prince Albert Raiders on Tuesday to acquire the ninth overall then swapped picks yesterday with the Spokane Chiefs to grab who played midget last season with Poprad in Slovakia and is eligible for the 2003 NHL entry Both the 175pound Jasovsky and Tollefson are expected to be in Brandon by the start of training camp in on the other wont be in camp after the overaged import was dealt to the The Czech Republic who played on his world junior national team last had 72 points in 120 games over two seasons with the Wheat A draft pick of the Boston Jakes netted 16 goals and added 18 assists in 56 The departure of Jakes still leaves the Wheat Kings with six eligible overaged players for next season forwards Ryan Dustin Adrian Foster and Colin goaltender Robert McVicar and defenceman Brett Each WHL club is allowed two imports a firstround pick of the NHLs New Jersey is under con tract and expected to play pro next sea The Sault Marie Greyhounds chose Czech defenceman Jiri Drtina first overall in the 55team draft in a first round that was heavy on Czech is a 185 pound offensive defenceman out of the Slavia Praha junior Drtina was fourth in team scoring for the Czechs at the World Under17 Hockey Challenge in Manitoba in January with three goals and seven assists in five A total of 23 Czechs were taken in the first Two players drafted in the first round of the NHL draft on Saturday were cho sen by CHL Czech forward Jakub Koreis 19th Phoenix went to Oshawa and Swede winger Jonas Johansson 28th Colorado went to SunCP Ronaldo has eyes on Gup BY BARRY WILNER Associated Press Japan The expecta tions are Brazil must win the World Cup with So when the only fourtime champi ons struggled just to qualify for the glob al soccer their aura of invincibility seemed but this is And last thanks to a secondhalf goal from the team famous for playing the beautiful game beat Turkey 10 to advance to their third straight On Brazil plays threetime winner Germany in where it will be favoured to carry off another World Cup I plan then and there to have the most important goal of my Ronaldo Every goal I score is a Every time I enter the for me its an He scored the gamewinner against Turkey in the 49th minute on a magical endtoend And Brazilian keeper Marcos made a halfdozen brilliant saves against the who stunned everyone by reach ing the semifinals in their first World Cup in 48 In modern every team has a chance to No team is necessarily stronger than any Marcos The nightmare is Ronaldo And now is just the time to enjoy and develop this He was ill on the morning of the 1998 World Cup final and played poor ly in Brazils 30 loss to host He has since undergone two knee opera We are trying everything we can to make it a different final with a different he Turkey made Brazil work hard twice in the World The con sidered a long shot by many people out side their won 21 in their opener on a controversial penalty kick by Rivaldo late in the In the semi even though Brazil had many Recber matched Marcos save for Except for of This time they took it a bit more Turkey coach Senol Gunes We have talented We wanted to be among the worlds and we achieved The Turks play South Korea in South on Saturday for third The final against Germany will be relatively easy for Gunes ASSOCIATED PRESS Ronaldo is all smiles as he hugs Brazilian keeper Marcos after clinching a berth in the World Cup Soccer powers emerge Germany both make seventh Gup final BY ROBERT MILLWARD Associated Press Japan After all the the World Cup is a matchup of the two biggest powerhouses in the history of Maybe the biggest surprise of all is despite six previous appearances each in die Brazil and Germany have never met in the World Cup tour Brazil downed Turkey 10 at the day after Germany ended the emotional and inspiring run of cohost South Korea with a 10 victory in The semifinal run meant that Brazil four victories and two losses in the finals bids to extend its record to five triumphs and the Germans 33 in finals aims to join it on Winners in 70 and Brazil also aims to bounce back from a tame performance in the final four years ago when it was outplayed 30 by host Some of those flops are back notably Roberto Carlos and Denilson and a victory in the championship game FINAL SUNDAY at Japan BRAZIL GERMANY CUC Live 2CO2 would sweep away the gloom that fol lowed that grim day at the Stade de Sundays final has one of those glori ous contrasts in Brazil has the flamboyant attacking players who will want to tie the German midfield and defence in It has showed some glimpses of its natural flair throughout the per haps the highlights being Edmilsoris acrobatic scoring overhead kick against Costa Rica and the 40metre Ronaldinho run which set up a sweet finish by Rivaldo against After the wakeup call of a 51 crush ing by England in Munich 10 months the Germans have rallied strongly without making many Under coach Rudi they have relied on their tried and trusted format of wearing down the grind ing out 10 victories in their last three Although they started with an 80 trouncing of Saudi they were held 11 by But that was the last goal Oliver Kahn conceded and he has underlined his position as the worlds 1 keeper with four shutouts in a row and some standout LOCAL ROUNDUP Klapp tosses shutout NEEPAWA Tom Klapp picked up his seventh victory of the Manitoba Senior Baseball League allow ing just three hits in nine innings as the Brandon Cloverleafs beat the Neepawa Farmers 30 last who struck out seven while issuing only one got all the sup port he needed in the third inning when Dean McBride hit a runscoring single and Bryan Swaenepoel followed with a tworun double off starter and losing pitcher Greg The Cloverleafs up their leaguelead ing record to while the Farmers fell Hockin went just three hits but four Reliever Dwayne Wandy pitched five scattering two hits and three Corey Billaney had two of the three Neepawa a double and The game lasted only one hour and 50 Mike Tosh and Mark Shearer both drove in four runs to lead the Cypress River Comets on a 251 romp over the host Carberry Royals in Santa Clara Baseball League Tosh hit two home runs and two sin while Shearer clubbed a double and two singles while also scor ing five Jordan Book was the winning pitch allowing three hits in five At the host Mavericks beat the Neepawa Cubs John Button went the distance on the mound for the yielding just six hits and two Hutton also doubled and singled to help the Mavs while teammate Brad Roth clubbed a tworun Scott Davie was the losing Scott Elder had two singles in a losing MELITA Trevor Kozak hit three singles to lead the Souris Cardinals past the Melita Beavers 73 in a Southwest Baseball League game Kozak also was the winning while Jayden Murray took the Murray had two doubles for the who got a solo homer Chad Sun American superstars ousted early ASSOCIATED PRESS Pete Sampras shows his frustra tion during his secondround BY STEPHEN WILSON Associated Press LONDON First Pete then Andre The two biggest American names in mens tennis lost in the second round at Wimbledon in stunning upsets yester On an amazing day at the All England secondseeded Marat Safin also was On a court nicknamed the grave yard of Sampras rallied from two sets down but came up short 64 against George a Swiss player ranked 145th in the It was the seventime champions ear liest exit from the grasscourt champi onships in 11 on Centre the third seeded Agassi champion in 1992 went down in straight 76 to 67thranked Paradorn Srichaphan of In mens Torontos Daniel Nestor and Mark Knowles of the Bahamas battled to a 67 62 win over Andre Sa of Brazil and American Jim In the past two the tournament lost five of the mens top eight seeded 7 Roger Federer and 8 Thomas Johansson lost Agassis onesided defeat which took only ranked as an even big ger surprise than Sampras While Sampras game has been in Agassi has been playing well and he was considered a stronger con tender for the Im a little Im certainly he I never found my rhythm out there I played a very average match against a guy whos taking it to me and deserved to It was a bit of shocker for me Srichaphan came into with a career Grand Slam record of 510 and had won only two matches at My goal was to win the opening Srichaphan when I saw I would play Andre in the next I Thats it for I had nothing to just go on court and I just played my best It just In another major Safin was ousted 76 1 by Belgiums Olivier Sampras experienced one of the worst defeats of his career against who had won just one previous grass court Basti only made it into the draw Sunday as a lucky loser from qualifying after Spains Felix Mantilla pulled out with a knee For much of his Sampras made glaring unforced struggled with his failed to run fullout for some shots and was nowhere near the player who has won a record 13 Grand Slam singles ASSOCIATED PRESS Andre Agassi reacts to his tough secondvround defeat ;