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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 3, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas Wednesday, August 3, 2005 — Herald-Zeitung — Page 5A Lauryn Rable prepares to take her cuts. SPORTS ' THE DAILY T-I-C-K-ET Astros at Diamondbacks Houston continues fi\'e-game swing through West at Arizona Time: 8:30 p.m. (FSN, KGNB-AM1420) Herald-Zeitung  .............................. To have your sports event publr-cized, contact Will Wright at 625-9144, ext. 223, or by e-mail at; [email protected] B Pads for Unicorns First day of con tact foothill drills for New Braunfels Time: 7:53 a.m. B Volleyball scrimmage time NB, Canyon, Smithson Valley begin two days worth of scrimmages Time: Morning Sidelines From wire reports STATE NIEMANN LEAVING BAYLOR - Emily Niemann, whose terrific performance in the title game helped Baylor win this past season’s NCAA basketball championship, has sent program officials an e-mail saying she wants to transfer — but the school isn’t allowing it. Still, it appears that the 6-1 forward has played her last game for the l,ady Bears. Athletic director lan McCaw said the school is refusing permission for Niemann to speak with other schools “due to the timing and circumstances of this request.” McCaw added that Niemann is appealing that decision. ROCKETS INK SWIFT - Stromile Swift, a 6-10 power forward, was introduced as the newest I louston Bucket Tuesday. I Us signing, along with many others around the league, was delayed while the NBA finished a new collective bargaining agreement. f ree agent signings began at 11 a.m. Tuesday. The announcement of Swift s signing came 30 minutes later. The Rockets said he was signed to a multiyear contract, hut the player and team officials refused to comment further on the terms. Swift, the No. 2 pick in the 20(H) draft, spent the past five seasons with the Grizzlies, first in Vancouver and then in Mempliis. I Ie averaged more than IO points and four rebounds last season. NATIONAL MARINERS HURLER TESTS POSITIVE - Seattle Mariners pitcher Ryan f ranklin was suspended IO days for violating baseball’s steroids policy, the eighth major league player caught under tougher drug rules enacted this year. The announcement Tuesday came one day after Orioles slugger Ralael Palmeiro was suspended after testing positive for steroids, f ranklin, a 32-year-old right-hander, is 6-11 this season with a 4.61 ERA in 22 games, including 20 starts. WALKER KEYSTONE OF BLOCKBUSTER DEAL - In the largest trade in NBA history, Antoine Walker was dealt from Boston to Miami Tuesday night in a transaction involving five teams and 13 players. The I leat also acquired point guard Jason Williams and small forward lames Posey from Memphis, while the Grizzlies received guard Eddie Jones from the I leat. The New Orleans I lomets and Utah Jazz were also involved in the deal. The trade was larger than a 12-player, four-team deal in 2000 involving Patrick Ewing that had been the biggest in league history. Miami also received Andre Emmett from Memphis and the draft rights to Roberto Duenas from the Hornets; Utah received GregOstertag from Memphis; Boston picked up Curtis Borchardt from Utah and a package — Qyntel Woods, the draft rights to Albert Miralles, two second-round draft picks and cash — from Miami; New Orleans acquired Rasual Butler from Miami and Kirk Snyder from Utah; and the Grizzlies received guard Haul Ixjpez from the Jazz. Spurs keep Horry, sign 6-10 Argentine forward SAN ANTONIO (AP) — NBA Finals hero Robert Horry, owner of six title rings, signed a reported three-year, $18 million contract with league champion San Antonio Tuesday. The Spurs also announced Tuesday that they have signed Argentine forward Fabricio Oberto, a close friend of the Spurs’ Manu Ginobili, who has played in Europe the past seven years. Terms of that deal were unavailable. Horry, who won Game 5 of the NBA Finals in Detroit with a clutch 3-pointer in overtime, was San Antonio’s top bench scorer in the playoffs at 9.3 points per game, and he also averaged 5.4 rebounds. I Ie was on the floor during the critical minutes of the Spurs’ seven-game triumph over the Pistons. During the regular season I lorry averaged 6.0 points and 3.6 rebounds per game. I lorry, 34, will be going into his third year with the Spurs. I Ie has played in the postseason in each of his 13 NBA seasons, and his 53 3-pointers in the finals are the most by any player. Before this years title in San Antonio, I lorry played on the Houston team that won the 1994 and 1995 championships and the Los Angeles Lakers squads that captured three straight titles from 2000 to 2002. He is one of 12 players in NBA history with at least six championships. Hie 6- IO Oberto played with Ginobili on tile Argentine team that won the Olympic gold medal last year. But after averaging 8.7 points in Athens, he broke his right hand in the semifinal win over the United States and did not play in the championship game against Italy. I Ie would be the sixth member of Argentina’s gold-medal team to play in the NBA, joining Ginobili, Andres Nocioni (Chicago), Carlos Delfino (Detroit), Pepe Sanchez (Golden State) and Ruben Wolkowisky (Seattle in 2000-01). Oberto, 30, played five pro seasons in Argentina before he joined Olympiakos Pireus in Greece in 1998. Since 1999 he has played in Spain, first for Tau Ceramica and then Pame-sa Valencia. I Ie averaged 14.2 points and 7.3 rebounds for Pamesa Valencia in 2004-05, and he led the Spanish League by shooting 65.4 percent from the floor. Robert Horry D-Rays defeat Rangers ARLINGTON (AP) — Carl Crawford had two triples, two doubles and three RBIs, and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays hung on to beat the Texas Rangers 10-8 Tuesday night. Crawford matched a team record for the most extra-base hits in a game. Alex Gonzalez homered and Jorge Cantu drove in three runs for tile Devil Rays, who are 13-5 since the All-Star break. Hank Blalock and Gary Matthews Jr. connected for the Rangers, who began a six-game homestand after a 5-2 road trip. Matthews had three hits, but Texas lost its sixth straight at home. Devil Rays starter Seth McClung (2-6) gave up seven runs and six hits over 5 I /3 innings. Danys Baez got three outs for his 21st save in 28 chances. Rangers starter Chris Young (8-7), who gave up sev en runs and eight hits in 3 1/3 innings, hasn’t won since June 30. Trailing 4-0, Texas rallied with a two-run second on Matthews’ RBI single and Rod Barajas’ run-scoring double. The Rangers took a 5-4 lead in the third, capitalizing on two walks by McClung followed by Blalock’s three-run shot, his 20th. Tampa Bay went ahead 8-5 with a four-run fourth. Astros 2, Diamondbacks I PHOENIX (AP) — At presstime Tuesday, tile I louston Astros were ahead of the .Arizona Diamondbacks in tile top (rf the sixth inning. Roger Clemens was still on tile mound for tile Astros. A report will appear in Ihurs-day’s I lerald-Zeitung. Getting a jump on the competition DAVID INGRAM Herald-Zeitung Canyon volleyball coaches Rob Rush and Heather Sanders, left, take a look at the roster during the Cougarettes' volleyball practice Tuesday. Canyon is among several area teams that started fall workouts Monday. Top right, L aura Wells and Brand ie Debacker stand guard at the net; below, senior Kelly Rotzler returns a ball; bottom left, junior Courtney Bird goes high to the net for a block.The Herald-Zeitung's 2005 volleyball preview will appear in Sunday's sports section. "A Cowboys’ oft-injured Campbell gets into light workouts The Associated Press Dallas Cowboys tight end Dan Campbell, who had an appendicitis Thursday after arriving in Oxnard, Calif., for die Cowboys training camp, was able to do more than just watch 'Tuesday. Campbell rode a stationary bike, did some light weightlifting and also some resistance work by running with a bungee cord attached to his waist. “I actually felt better today because I got to start doing stuff,’’ said Campbell. who missed the final 13 games last season with torn ligaments in his right foot. “It’s a step forward.’’ Campbell hopes to be back at practice Monday. In other Cowboys news, Lynn Scott, a good special teams player who started nine of die last IO games in 2004 at free safety, isn’t likely to be die starter again. When asked Tuesday if he had the player in camp to be the free safety, head coach Bill Parcells said he wasn’t sure. Parcells said he has talked to liis scouts about die position. Jaguars Jacksonville sure1 hopes it doesn t take Matt Jones extra time to learn his new position. After Jones missed the opening of training camp by holding out — he also missed most of minicamp and several summer workouts because of a sprained left hamstring — the former Arkansas quarterback signed a five-year, $8.45 million contract Tuesday with the Jaguars. The deal could he worth up to$l 1.15 million with incentives and he will make $6.3 million his first year. The 21st overall pick, Jones is switching to tight end. I Ie finished his Razor-backs career as the Southeastern Conference’s top rushing quarterback, gaining 2,535 yards and scoring 24 touchdowns in 46 games. Patriots Defensive lineman Richard Seymour. a three-time Pro Bowl player and key to the Patriots’ defense, reached a new deal with New England. I Ie was entering the fifth year of a six-year, $14.3 million contract he signed as a rookie in 2(H) I. I Ie has been on three Super Bowl championship teams with the Patriots. Eagles Philadelphia president Joe Banner met with Terrell Owens, agent Drew Rosenhaus and coach Andy Reid for the first time Tuesday to try to resolve their differences over an ongoing contract dispute. “Our expectations would he that he’s here and he’s here to stay,” Banner said. “ Tilings happen that you don’t expect, hut what was said privately and what was said in the meeting would lead us to expect he’s here and committed to seeing the season through.” Owens wants to reopen his contract one season into the seven-year, $48.97 million deal he signed after coming to Philadelphia in March 2(H) 1. Redskins Carlos Rogers, the No. 9 overall pick in April’s draft, agreed to a five-year, $17.45 million deal just as No. 25 ov er all selection Jason Campbell reported to camp and signed a five-year, $7.5 million contract. They helped Auburn to a 13-0 record last season. Giants DB Corey Webster, a second-round draft pick, signed Tuesday. I Ie was the teams last unsigned player. Webster is expected to contribute as a nickel back and possibly challenge incumbent cornerback Will Allen for a starting slot. Colts Center Jeff Saturday missed practice because of a strained right hamstring and most likely will not play this weekend in the exhibition opener in Japan against Atlanta. Coach Tony Dungy said the team was awaiting results from an MR1 to determine the severity of the injury. Defensive lineman Raheem Brock, also a starter, could he out with a hip flexor. At least five players, including two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Dwight Ereeney, will not travel to Japan. Getting good looks NB, Canyon, SY volleyball teams previewed. J ;