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Ora Dental offence bares its teeth
The Ora Dental Marlins racked up 18 hits in a 12-3 hammering of the Killarney Lakers in a Manitoba Senior Baseball League game played Wednesday night at Westbran Stadium.
The game was originally scheduled for last night.
Scott Hlady led the hit parade for the Marlins, rapping a double and three singles, sconng twice and driving two runs. Teammate Mitch Stephens knocked rn four runs with a pan of singles.
Also managing two hits for Ora Dental were Nate Andrews and Kevin Clark, both with a double and single, as well as Craig Anderson and Roger Gregor, who both singled twice.
The Marlins jumped on Lakers starter Jace Manning for six runs in the first inning. Manning allowed ll runs in eight innings on 16 hits, four walks and three hit batters.
Reed Eastley started for the Marlins, surrendering one run in five innings. He allowed four hits, a walk and hit three batters. Eastley also had four strikeouts. Hlady and Jeff Wiebe finished up with two innings apiece on the mound.
Landon Cameron, Cory Hilhorst and Jeff Andries all singled twice in a losing cause.
The victory moved the Marlins into sole possession of second place with a 9-5-1 record, two points ahead of Baldur Regals and Birde Blue Jays.
Last-place Killarney fell to 4-10-1.
Oak River Dodgers are at Baldur in tonight’s only action. Game time is 7 p.m.
— Brandon SunIn BriefStruggling Indians send Colon to Expos
CLEVELAND — The disappointing Cleveland Indians traded ace starting pitcher Bartolo Colon to the surprising Montreal Expos for first baseman Lee Stevens in a six-player baseball trade last night.
The Indians sent Colon and a player to be named to the Expos for Stevens and three minor league prospects — shortstop Brandon Phillips, pitcher Cliff Lee and outfielder Grady Sizemore.
The Expos, who escaped baseball’s plan to eliminate them in the off-season, have been one of the majors’ best success stories this year. Despite a team thrown together in spring training, the Expos are 41-36 and in the middle of the NL wild-card race.
Colon was 10-4 with a 2.55 ERA in 16 starts and was on his way to making the All-Star team for the second time.
— Associated PressNFL fondue party turns into nightmare
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Jacksonville Jaguars kicker Jaret Holmes and punter Chris Hanson were severely burned when a fondue pot slipped and overturned.
Both players have recovered from the accident, which occurred while they were cooking at Hanson’s home earlier this month.
Hanson sustained first- and second-degree burns on both hands and his right ankle. He punts with his left foot. Hanson said Holmes also sustained severe burns.
Hanson’s wife, Kasey, sustained second- and third-degree burns that required skin grafts.
“It happened so fast,” Hanson told the Florida Times-Union. He said the fondue pot slipped onto the tile floor.
He said his wife has just returned home from a hospital burn unit.
— Associated PressTennis players set to be tested for EFO
LONDON — The ATP Tour will begin blood testing for the banned endurance-enhancing substance EPO in August or September, pending approval by the players’ council.
ATP spokesman David Higdon said yesterday the tour was now confident that testing for EPO, which raises the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood, was at such an advanced level that the tour could begin testing.
As with guidelines set down by the International Olympic Committee, the blood test is done along with a urine test as backup. If the blood test is positive for EPO, the urine sample is used to verify the blood test.
“We met with the player council on the Saturday before Wimbledon,” Higdon said. “We feel we have definite
support for it.” . . , n
rr — Associated PressOpenings in Pro-Am
There are still opening for amateurs in the Advantage Hyundai Pro-Am golf tournament slated for the Wheat City course on Friday, July 5.
Entry fee is $125, mcludmg a lunch beforehand and supper afterwards.
Players will be paired with a Manitoba professional.
The event is a I p.m. shotgun start.
— Brandon SunMcGill moves to Pack
CRANBROOK, B.C. — Ryan McGill, who coached the Kootenay Ice to a Memorial Cup title this year, has taken a job as head coach of the Hartford Wolf Pack.
McGill, 33, has signed a two-year contract to coach the New York Rangers’ American Hockey League farm team.
He had recently signed a contract extension with the Ice, who won Western Hockey League championships two of the last three years under McGill. McGill had an escape clause in that contract should a professional opportunity arise.
“This was a very tough decision to make, but just like the players I have aspirations to get to the next level,” McGill said in a statement. “Professional coaching jobs do not come along every day and this is a great opportunity for both my family and myself.”
McGill, who played in the NHL with Chicago, Philadelphia and Edmonton, was promoted from assistant to head coach of the Ice in 1997 when the team was based in Edmonton. His record with the Ice was 174-133-43 in the regular season and 42-19 in the post-season.
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TORONTO — The Sudbury Wolves drafted the first hockey player from Yugoslavia in the second round of the Canadian Hockey League’s import draft yesterday.
Players have been drafted out of countries such as Slovenia and Spain, but never Yugoslavia.
The Wolves picked six-foot-three, 200-pound centre Marko Kovacevic with the 59th selection. Kovacevic played for the Vojvodina-Novasad hockey club this past season and is eligible for the NHL draft in 2003.
Yesterday’s second round concluded the annual import draft in which all 55 CHL teams had the opportunity to select European players.
Each team is allowed a maximum of two import players per roster.
The Brandon Wheat Kings drafted 18-year-old defenceman Ole Tollefson of Norway with the ninth overall pick Wednesday, then took 17-year-old left winger Richard Jasovsky of Slovakia with the 54th pick of the first round.
This year’s draft was heavy on players from the Czech Republic with 29 of the 73 players chosen from that country.
Others were from Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Belarus.
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TORONTO — The Canadian Hockey League has adopted the automatic icing rule for the 2002-2003 season and also stiffened the punishment for a player taking a major penalty for charging or elbowing.
Game misconducts will be given to a player assessed a major penalty for charging or elbowing, particularly if there has been a blow to the head during the infraction.
The league — made up of the WHL, OHL and QMJHL — previously employed the touch icing rule in which the referee didn’t blow the whistle to stop play until the defending team touched the puck behind the goal-line.
The CHL wants to reduce the potential for injury in footraces for the puck.
Artist Leopeoldo Rios continues work yesterday on sand sculpture of the Brazilian soccer team on Copacobana Beach near Rio de Jeneiro. Brazil meets Germany in the World Cup final in Japan early Sunday morning.
Third place significant
By Neil Davidson
A look at the World Cup soccer third-place playoff Saturday:
South Korea (No. 40) vs. Turkey (No. 22)
Where: Daegu, South Korea. Daegu World Cup Stadium, capacity 65,867.
TY: CBC, 6 a.m., live; TSN, Sunday, 2 a.m. delayed.
Storyline: Consolation finals rarely inspire but both teams have enjoyed remarkable runs at the tournament and a third-place finish would mean something. Teams have been two of the best stories at the tournament.
South Korea: Defender Choi Jin-cheol and midfielder Kim Nam-il missed training sessions with ankle injuries. Forward Hwang Sun-hong has
also been hurt.
Turkey: When will coach Sunol Gunes introduce flamboyant forward Ilhan Mansiz? When will star striker Hakan Sukur’s luck turn? He has just three shots on goal in 500 minutes at the tournament.
Players to Watch: Turkish midfielder-forward Hasan Sas is full of guile and has been one of the revelations of the tournament. The game could be a tale of two fine goalkeepers. Turkey’s Rustu Recber, who reportedly has drawn the interest of Arsenal, has proved to be a fine shot-stopper and leads the tournament with 26 saves while giving up just four goals in six matches. Lee Woon-jae has made 22 saves and let in only three goals in six matches. South Korean defence will miss the classy Choi (No. 4) if he cannot play but captain Hong
Mjung-bo (No. 20) is rock-solid. Bayer Leverkusen’s Yaldiray Basturk pulls the strings in the Turkey midfield.
Canadian Angle: Winnipeg’s Hector Vergara caps a successful tournament by working his sixth game as assistant referee.
What to Look For: South Koreans seemed to hit the wall against Germany but, with a whole country behind then, should be up for Turkey. Turks are a smooth-passing side with plenty of technique and talent. But will the third-place match get the attention of a Turkish side that was totally focused on the boys from Brazil. Game probably marks the swan song of Korean coach Guus Hiddink.
Odds: Williams Hill lists the
Koreans as 11-10 favourites to win the match, while the Turks are a 2-1 choice.
Winnipeg ref still working
YOKOHAMA, Japan — In a World Cup where the officiating has come under fire, there have been no complaints about Canadian Hector Vergara.
And the Winnipeg assistant referee was rewarded yesterday for his performance when he was assigned to work Saturday’s third-place playoff between South Korea and Turkey in Daegu, South Korea.
Pierluigi Colima, the Italian referee known for his bald head and consistent officiating, will be in charge of the championship game Sunday between Brazil and Germany in Yokohama.
Colima, 42, refereed the highly anticipated Argentina-England match in the first round, with Vergara as one of his assistants, and the second-round clash between Japan and Turkey.
The Italian financial consultant recently appeared in an advertisement for German sportswear manufacturer Adidas but FIFA president Sepp Blatter said this hasn’t affected FIFA’s decision to appoint Colima as the referee for the finals since Adidas is one of the organization’s sponsors and provides the equipment for refs at the World Cup.
“I don’t see any conflict,” Blatter said.
Germany, which is outfitted by Adidas, will meet Brazil, which wears Nike.
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YOKOHAMA, Japan — Brazil’s “Three Rs” were nominated yesterday for the Golden Ball, which goes to the best player of the World Cup.
Ronaldo, who leads the tournament with six goals, Rivaldo, who has five, and Ronaldinho were among the IO nominations. The fourth Brazilian nominee was wingback Robert Carlos.
Germany, which plays Brazil in Sunday’s championship game, had midfielder Michael Ballade and goalkeeper
Oliver Kahn nominated. Ballade is suspended for the final because of two yellow cards he received in the knockout rounds. Kahn has allowed one goal in six games and made several spectacular saves.
Kahn is the only keeper on the list.
The winner will be announced on Tuesday.
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YOKOHAMA, Japan — Mexican defender Rafael Marquez, sent off in the World Cup second-round match against the United States, was suspended by FIFA yesterday for four international matches and fined $5,440.
Marquez was shown a straight red card two minutes from the end of regulation time after hitting Cobi Jones with a high kick and a blow with his head. The United States won the game 2-0.
FIFA also slapped a two-game ban on Paraguayan midfielder Roberto Acuna, who was red-carded in second-half injury time of the second-round game against Germany, which the Germans won 1-0. Acuna was fined $3,400.
The suspensions will be served in competitive games at the continental level CP-AP
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