New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 27, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas
Page 8A— Herald-Zeitung — Wednesday, June 27, 2001
Contact Sports Editor Bryan Adams at 625-9144 ext. 223.
Sports Shorts —
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Sean Elliott, who became the first person to play in NBA with a donor kidney, now says he plans to decide his basketball future in the next two weeks.
“To be honest, I don’t think I’m going to play,” Elliott, 33, told the Tucson Citizen. “I’m leaning very, very heavify not to return.”
Elliott has spent the past 12 years in the NBA, ll in a San Antonio Spurs uniform.
He won national player of the year awards at the University of Arizona and led the Wildcats to their first Final Four.
The Tucson native has not ruled out playing another season, either.
“It has to be the right spot and the right contract,”
Elliott said. “That would be tough. To play for another team, it would have to be remarkable, where the opportunity is great. Even if the contract was decent, I’m not going to go to a team I won’t have fun on. I want to go to a place where it would be meaningful.”
Elliott made $5.2 million this past season in the final year of a six-year deal.
►Tech vs. Indiana
LUBBOCK (AP) — Texas Tech coach Bob Knight and Indiana University officials likely will meet to discuss a settlement, putting a potential lawsuit against the university on hold for a few months, attorney Russell Yates said Tuesday.
A letter from Yates,
Knight’s attorney, to IU in March said Knight was wrongfully terminated from the school in September and claimed more than $7 million in damages. IU officials have failed to respond to Knight’s intent to sue.
Yates, a longtime friend of the coach, has said he would prefer an out-of-court settlement to legal action. Yates previously said the “only option” would be a lawsuit if IU officials continue to refuse negotiations.
“It’ll likely be another couple of months,” Yates said.Game lime►On Radio
Houston Astros at Arizona Diamondbacks on 1420 AM KGNB. Pre-game at 8:40 p.m., first pitch at 9:05 p.m.►On TV
Auto RacingNASCAR, Memphis 200, noon on espn2.
Pro BaseballAtlanta Braves at Philadelphia Philies, noon on ESPN. New York Mets at Chicago Cubs, 1:20 p.m. on WGN. Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants, 6 p.m. on ESPN. Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins, 6 p.m. on espn2. Houston Astros at Arizona Diamondbacks, 9 p.m. on FXSN.
Pro Basketball2001 NBA Draft, 6:30 p.m. on TNN.
BoxingFight Time, Urbano Gurrola vs. David Reid, 3 a.m. on FXSN.
GolfU.S. Senior Open Preview, 4 p.m. on ESPN.
Motorcycle Racing Grand National Cross Country, 11 a.m. on FXSN. RugbyFrance vs. South Africa, noon on FXSN.
Wimbledon, second round, 10 a.m. on TNT.
Wimbledon, second round, 4 p.m. on TNT.
Volleyball World Volleyball League, Germany at United States, 3 p.m. on FXSN.
NB soccer camp
The participants of the morning session at New Braunfels soccer camp take a timeout for a group photo at NBHS. The last camp of the summer is scheduled for July 23-27 at NBHS. For information call coach Al Dressen at (512) 295-2770.
Rafter, the runner-up to Pete Sampras in 2000, began perhaps his final Wimbledon by beating Daniel Vacek 6-2, 7-6 (7), 6-3.
“Last year gave me that little bit extra confidence that I probably can do it now,” Rafter said.
Williams hopes to recapture the championship form she found last year at Wimbledon, where she earned her first Grand Slam title and began a 35-match winning streak that also included titles at the U.S. Open and the Olympics.
She has faltered in this year’s major events. First came the most lopsided loss other career, 6-1, 6-1 to Hingis, in the semifinals at the Australian Open. A month ago, she lost to Barbara Schett in the opening round of the French Open and admits it bothered her.
“I don’t think I’ll ever get over it,” Williams said. “I feel really deprived not having been able to compete there.
I really felt I had a good chance.”
This year there have been other inauspicious moments as well, including her withdrawal from the Indian Wells
semifinal against her sister because of an injury. The move raised suspicions she ducked the match, which prompted fans to jeer the family and led the sisters’ father to accuse the crowd of racism.
Recalling the episode when honored at an awards ceremony a few weeks later, Venus broke into tears — a reminder that she’s only 20.
The victory over Asagoe was Williams’ first in seven weeks. Criticism persists that she should play more, and she acknowledged that rustiness contributed to her spotty results the first half of this year.
“I don’t think I worked hard enough,” she said. “I deserve this position.”
Williams’ position is not much different from a year ago, when she used Wimbledon as a springboard to become the dominant player in women’s tennis for several months. She savors the memory of winning her first major championship.
“It was super,” she said. “If I could choose one to win first, it would have to be this one. Really a dream come true.”
NBA DRAFT/From 7A
“Michael Jordan is the greatest player to ever play the game,” said Charlotte freshman Rodney White. “If you can’t learn from him, who can you learn from?”
Jordan hasn’t given any indication of his plans for the No. I pick. No high school player ever has been the overall No. I. Darius Miles’ selection at No. 3 in 2000 by the Los Angeles Clippers the highest one has gone.
Notre Dame junior Troy Murphy has heard the
LANDA LEGENDS GOLF ASSOCIATION
The following are the results from Thursday’s Landa Legends Golf Association tournament:
1. Bill Barrington, Bob Kelly, Charlie Smith and Keith Mez (+4)
2. Leonard Tuch, Bobby Earl, Jim Harwood and Mel Johnston (+9)
2. Jim Hayes, Dillon Cross, Desmond Devereuz and Ervin Balusek (+9)
2. Bill Webb, Danny Harper, J.A. Olson, Tex Yeary (+9)
Individual net A — Earl Thomas (68)
B — Danny Harper (65)
C — Al Heinemeyer (60)
D — Keith Mez (63)
Closest to the pin No. 7 — Roland Schneider No. 9 — Sam Aldrich No. 12 — Bob Kelly No. 15 — Bill Barrington
rumors that the Wizards may trade down to get more immediate help and that the two-time Big East player of the year might be the one Jordan would then choose.
“That would be an honor, definitely,” Murphy said. “Just to be the guy drafted by the greatest player would be great but if he went out of his way to get you it would be something to tell for years to come.”
And what about the chance to play with him?
“That would be even better,” Murphy said.
The Clippers have the second choice, followed in the top IO by Atlanta, Chicago, Golden State, Vancouver, New Jersey, Cleveland, Detroit and Boston, which also holds the lith and 21st picks.
With the draft less than 24 hours, away there were plenty of scenarios for who would be going where.
“I thought I would know by now,” Seton Hall freshman
Eddie Griffin said. “I don’t even think any of the teams know yet. This is a deep draft with a lot of players the same. All I know is it will make it real hard to sleep the night before.”
The San Antonio Spurs, who owned the best record in the NBA this past season, round out the first round with the 28th pick overall. The Spurs also own the 55th overall pick and the 57th overall pick in the second round.
SAN ANTONIO SPURS 2001 NBA DRAFT Picks — No. 28, No. 56 (from Los Angeles Lakers) and No. 58.
Needs — Small forward, young guard.
Last year’s picks — No. 41
Chris Carrawell, G, Duke; No. 54 Cory Hightower, G, Indian Hills (Iowa) Community College (traded to Los Angeles Lakers for two future second-round draft picks).
LANDA LADIES GOLF ASSOCIATION
The following are the results from
Wednesday’s Landa Ladies Golf
Association low net tournament:
1. N. Gorman (69)
2. S. Barrington (70)
1. C. Lawson (67)
2. J. Scott
WOMEN S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION All Times CDT EASTERN CONFERENCE
New York 82, Los Angeles 69 Cleveland 54, Miami 35 Sacramento 85, Charlotte 82, OT Houston 67, Portland 57
Monday's Games Orlando 67, New York 54 Minnesota 55, Washington 51 Seattle 65, Utah 47
Tuesday's Games Portland at Cleveland
Los Angeles at Detroit
Utah at Miami, 6 p.m.
Detroit at Charlotte, 6:30 p.m.
Cleveland at Orlando, 6:30 p.m.
Portland at Indiana, 7 p.m.
Washington at Houston, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday’s Sports Transactions By The Associated Press BASEBALL National League
CHICAGO CUBS—Recalled OF Roosevelt Brown’s from Iowa of the PCL. Optioned INF Julio Zuleta to Iowa. HOUSTON ASTROS—Agreed to terms with OF Charlton Jimerson and LHP Russel Rohlicek.
NEW YORK METS—Activated OF Jay Payton from the 15-day disabled list. Assigned OF Alex Escobar to Norfolk of the International League.
BASKETBALL National Basketball Association
BOSTON CELTICS—Exercised their 2001-02 option on C Mark Blount.
WNBA—Fined Los Angeles coach Michael Cooper $1,000 for criticizing the officials. FOOTBALL National Football League
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS—Agreed to terms with G Chris Naeole on a two-year contract.
NY JETS—Signed RB Maurice Clark. HOCKEY National Hockey League
ATLANTA THRASHERS—Named Tim Bothwell and Steve Weeks assistant coaches.
BUFFALO SABRES—Exercised their 2000-01 option on C Stu Barnes. Agreed to terms with D James Patrick on a one-year contract.
COLORADO AVALANCHE—Announced the retirement of D Ray Bourque.►Youth football
Texas Youth Football Association of San Antonio is looking for teams or organizations in the New Braunfels area to play in a football league.
TYFA has no weight limit with age breakouts as follows: Flag 6-7, Tackle 8-9, 10-11 and 12-13. Age is determined as of Aug I, 2001.
For information, contact Al Hollins, (210) 655-3719 or Brian Morgan, (210) 421-0916.►Men’s softball tourney
Tournament directors are looking for teams to compete in a men’s one-pitch softball tournament July 8 at Comal Park.
The entry fee is $60 per team. There will be ASA umpires and awards for teams that place first, second or third.
For information, call Daniel Chapa at 643-1210 or at (830) 832-2008. Or contact Tbmmy Allen at 643-1153 or at 625-3417.►NB soccer camp
Boys and girls ages 9-15 are invited to attend a special skills soccer camp July 23-27 at the practice fields of New Braunfels High School.
Tile camp is designed for campers ready to learn foot skills at a higher level.
These skills include the five basic moves as well as turnaround moves, fakes and
NBHS girls soccer coach, Al Dressen, will be joined by former Unicorn player to instruct the camp.
Camps will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. or from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Applications can be picked up at Vivroux Sporting Goods.
For information, call coach Dressen at (512) 295-2770.►Hunting safety course
A free hunting safety and education course, sponsored by the Comal County Big Buck Contest and the New Braunfels Park and Recreation Department, will be taught July 9-11 for children 17 and younger.
The course, which will take place from 6 p.m. to IO p.m., is limited to the first 25 people. A $10 fee will be refunded upon completion of the course.
For information, call 608-2160.►Youth basketball
The Midwest Youth Association San Antonio Sixers will host a Summer Tip-off Tournament Friday through Sunday.
The tournament is for boys and girls teams ages 10-15. South San High School and West Campus High School will host the tournament.
Entry fee per team before the Wednesday deadline is $175. After the deadline, it is $200.
For information, call Richard Hill or Charlie James at (210) 645-0978 or at (210) 246-4654.
Gilds 12-and-under and 18-and-under fastpitch softball teams are invited to enter the South Texas Freedom Fiesta Fastpitch Classic this weekend.
The tournament will take place Saturday and Sunday at the State Park Softball Quadraplex in Seguin.
There is limited space, and fees are required.
For information, call (830) 560-1076.
►T Bar M Tennis Ranch
T Bar M Tennis Ranch is offering daily clinics and camps for juniors and adults of all ability levels throughout the summer.
For information, call Paul Domanski at 625-7738.the hunting camp
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