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Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - January 28, 2005, Syracuse, New York Friday, January THE POST-STANDARD PAGE D SPORTS The Associated Press LINDSAY DAVENPORT celebrates her 6-4 victory over Nathalie Dechy in the Australian Open semifinals Thursday at Melbourne. Federer Falters PAGED-] victory over Maria Sharapova in a rematch of last year's Wimbledon final produced about as much drama as Federer-Safin. Williams saved three match points, then leapt three times after ending it with a winner. The top-ranked Davenport, who contem- plated retiring in 2004, came back to beat No. 19 Nathalie Dechy of France 2-6, 7-6 6-4. Davenport also reached the doubles final, but she and compatriot Corina Morariu lost to Svetlana Kuznetsova and Australia's Alicia Molik today. Serving for championship, Molik saved two break points and then, on the second match point. finished the match with a sharp, backhand volley. With Federer trailing 8-7 in the fifth set and serving on match point, he lunged to re- trieve a deep shot wide to his forehand side. He swatted back a desperation shot, but slipped and dropped his racket. Safin con- verted the putaway. "It's like a brain fight.... It's more mental than physical against Roger." said Safin, who smasnea ms racKei 10 tne court ivvo pomu. be- fore he lost the third set and later belted a ball into the stands. The mercurial Russian, whose lone major title came at the 2000 U.S. Open, showed that it is possible to frustrate Federer. The Swiss star won four of the previous six Slams, in- cluding three in 2004 the first man since Mats Wilander in 1988 to win a trio in a sin- gle season. While Safin kept his temper in check just enough, Federer had some rare moments of anger, yelling at himself, screaming after missing an attempted shot between the legs on his only match point, and later spiking his racket. Federer needed treatment on his shoulder and elbow at the end of the fourth set and during the fifth. He said he had a tender nerve rjnning down his arm to his fingers, but it was more a nuisance than a problem. ''It's really unfortunate. I thought I played really well under the circumstances. A point here and there changed the match." he said. "It's a pity. At least I gave it a fight." The fans at Rod Laver Arena raised their arms as if saluting an emperor when Fe- derer walked off the court with one arm aloft for a final wave. Peter Lundgren, who was Federer's coach until late 2003 and linked up with Safin last season, wiped away tears after the match. He'd helped bring down Federer, who looked close to invincible when he breezed past four- time Australian Open winner Andre Agassi in the quarterfinals. Federer didn't drop a set in five previous matches and had served onlv six double- faults. He'd reached that number of double- faults by the third set against Safin and fin- ished with eight. Federer last lost in August at the Olympics. "I'm not playing against just a simple player. He's No. 1 in the said Safin, who lost Australian Open finals to Thomas Johansson in 2002 and to Federer last year. The Sharapova-Williams match "definitely lived up to said Williams, who won her 13th straight match at Melbourne Park. Golf seen as a way to unify people GOlf, FROM PAGE D-1 athlete before heading west and carving out a nice life beneath the Arizona sun. Well, we're down the road now. Hiram Sr. died a decade ago at 62 of a bad combination of ailments and complicadon- s... Hiram Jr. is a 48-year-old businessman based in Detroit (but commuting of late to and from and Charles, 47, is living and working in Scottsdale. And all this time later, the dots connecting the three of them are the dots pro- duced by golf. That's right. Golf. The father left behind all of his awards. The older son, who was a sports agent through the '90s, during which he worked with the likes of Isiah Thomas and Joe Dumars and Herman Moore and Charles Woodson, iO VUiioi llivjiC an otuo oiiu then mine his contacts for help in setting up a golf-based foun- dation in his dad's name. The younger son, who is employed by the Tournament Players Club of Scottsdale (aka, the home of the Phoenix FBR at- tempts even now to open PGA doors for his brother. And it's all so... nice. And sure, symmetrical. "I love said Hiram Jr., who, ah1 these years later, has picked up his clubs and claims a 10-handicap. "I'm addicted to it. That's all I do. It's a game that teaches honor and integrity and I want to use it to help inner-city kids in terms of education and opportunity." That is. of course. Sapp's little picture, the one that would evoke the memory of his father. The big picture, though, is in the form of his Urban Development Corporation, which is equal parts colossal dream and simple con- cept, "Our said Hiram Jr., who sounds a bit like Jim Brown, "is to get six million Af- rican-Americans to give one dol- lar a week that's all, just one dollar a week... which becomes million a month to a non- profit organization to help our youth and our elderly. Let's in- vest it. Let's help each other. Let's take some ownership in re- storing our pride. "We can buy some land and we can create ideas for our young people who can turn around and care for our elderly. This way we can stop looking at Ouu pAOOiciuA tuiu atij 1115, it J Yellow Jackets ready to drop after epic The Associated Press Jairett Jack hit two free throws with 4.4 seconds left and Chris Paul missed a shot at the buzzer as No. 22 Georgia Tech ended a three-game losing streak with a 102-101 overtime victory over No. 5 Wake Forest on Thursday night at Atlanta. It was a thrilling game, featur- ing all sorts of twists and turns. The Yellow Jackets (12-5, 3-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) a n lead in the first half, but Wake BASKETBALL the end of regulation and the overtime. Paul, who had only eight l points, missed both chances for Demon Deacons (16-3, He drove into the lane each time, only to have his shots fall off the rim. Georgia Tecfi students stormed the court after the final miss, setting off a raucous ce'e- bration that lasted several min- utes. Weary players from both teams struggled just to make it to their locker rooms. Will Bynum scored a career- high 30 points for Georgia Tech. while Jack added 23. Eric Williams, who was un- stoppable much of the game on the inside, led Wake Forest with 27 points, and Justin Gray had 22. It was game that didn't want to end, stretching on for nearly three hours and left the players huffing and puffing. Before his I clinching free throws, Jack walked almost to the opposite j foul line, struggling to catch his breath. 1 Wake Forest took off up the court and Paul missed a despera- 1 tion shot as the horn sounded. j But official Tony Greene sig- I naled that the Demon Deacons had called a timeout, foicmg a look at the television replay to determine how much time was left. The clock was reset to 2.8 sec- onds, and Paul got one more chance. Jack fell down trying to keep up with the Demon Dea- cons star, but it didn't matter. Paul was only 2-of-ll from the field in the game. The closing minutes of regula- tion were a frantic back-and- forth. No. 11 Arizona 91, No. 10 Washington 82: At Tucson, Ariz, Channing Frye scored 14 of his 18 points in the second liaii, auu rtiiAUiia Ulauc jo Oi tvj free throws and took over first place in the Pac-10. No. 15 Michigan St. 64. Michigan 53: At East Lansing. Mich., Maurice Ager scored 18 started the second half strong be- fore coasting to a victory. No. 21 Cincinnati 74, South Florida 48: At Tampa. Fla.. Eric Hicks had 19 points and 11 re- bounds to lead Cincinnati to a rout, the Bearcats' 14th consec- utive win in the Conference USA series Women No. 1 Duke 60, No. 20 Mary- land 57: At Durham. N.C., Monique Currie hit a go-ahead jumper with 41.2 seconds left for Duke. No. 3 Ohio St. 86, Wiscon- sin 67: At Madison. Wis., Jessi- ca Davenport had a career-high 36 points and nine rebounds to lead Ohio State. No. 4 Stanford 82, Wash- ington 60: At Seattle, Brooke Smith scored 20 points and freshman standout Candice Wig- gins added 10 in the second half for Stanford. The Cardinal (18-2. 9-1 Pac- 10) won its ninth straight game. No. 5 Tennessee 68, South Carolina 53: At Columbia, S.C, Shyra Ely scored 16 points, and Tennessee overcame early strug- gles to its 30th straight South Carolina. No. 12 North Carolina 83, Wake Forest 61: At Chapel Hill, N.C., Erlana Larkins scored 18 points for North Carolina. No. 19 Georgia 81, Florida 61: At Athens. Ga., Tasha Hum- phrey scored 21 points, and Georgia rallied from an early The Associated Press WAKE FOREST'S Justin Gray (front) drives to the basket Geo'c'a Tech's Antho- ny Morrow on Thursday in At- lanta Georgia Teen won in overtime. 10-pomt deficit Miami 62C No. 21 Florida St. 57: At Coral Gables. Ha., Ya- londa McCorrruck had 23 points, including the last four, to lift Miami to its first Atlantic Coast Conference win of the season. Northwestern 59, No. 22 Penn St. 48: At Evanston, 111.. Ifeoma Okonkwo scored 19 points to lead Northwestern. No. 23 Vanderbilt 73, Ken- tucky 67: At Lexington, Ky., Ashley scored 24 points and Carla Thomas added 22 to help Vanderbilt snap a three- game losing streak No. 24 Temple 72, George Washington 64: At Philadel- phia. Cynthia Jordan scored 2t> points and Candice Dupree had 18 points and 12 rebounds to lead Temple to its school-record 13th straight victory. Temple, which entered the Top 25 for the first time in school history Monday, won all 12 of its games during ib. first season in 1 923-2-1. Thursday results the government's fault.' Instead of wanting to be Allen Iverson, we can get our young people to think that maybe they can get jobs developing houses. Things like that. Traditionally in the black community, we have not supported each other. Other eth- nic groups take care of their own. Why can't As Sapp would like golf, and its virtuous properties, to play a part in all of this, he hopes to en- list PGA acquaintances such as Tiger Woods and Vijay Singh, among others, for the cause. And if you think that this dollar-a- week pledge sounds far too ele- mentary to possibly ever fly, that is your prerogative and one not shared by Hiram Jr. "We're going to go national with he said. "Why can't it work9 no hie thine. It's just a dollar a week. I think it's going to snowball." Imagine that Golf. Golf, as a unifier. Golf, as a building block. Golf, as a means to a brighter, happier, more glorious tomorrow. Somewhere Hiram Sapp Sr. shakes his head. Father did know MEN EAST Albany 61, Hartford 42 Alverrva 85, Wesley 60 71, c 53 Bentley 75, Stonehill 68 Bryant 80, 5 Connecticut 47 Buffalo 78, Marshall 65 Caldwell 67, NyaCK 56 Charleston, WVa 89. Glenville St 64 Dayton 56, Rhode Island 49 Dominican, w Y 73, SI Endicott 83, New England Coll 60 Felician 66 Sciences Pa 55 Geneva 83 Shawnee St 73 Goraon74, Keenest 83 Springfield 69 Maine Farmmgton 47, Maine Maritime 44 Mass -Datmouth 75, Lasell 74 Mount St N Y 64. Yeshiva 57 New England 74, Wentworth Tech 67 Niagara 74, Siena 59 Norwich 63, W New England 47 Rider 75. Manhattan 46 Robert Moms 72, St Francis, Pa 64 S New Hampshire 71, St. Michael's 65 Salem International 67, Ohio Valley 53 Salve Regina 72, E Nazarene 58 Shepherd 78, Bluefield St 67 St Anselm 76, Franklin Pierce 68 St Peter's 86, loyo'a, Md 66 UMBC71.Mame57 Vermont 71, W Virginia St 83, Alderson-Broaddus 79 WVU Tech 73, Davis Elkins 56 WestfieldSt 65 Wheeling Jesuit 77, Fairmont St 68 Worcester St 81. Becker 33 SOUTH Austin Peay 69, Tennessee St 51 Cincinnati 74, South Florida 48 Denver 72, South Alabama 67 E Kentucky 73, Murray St 61 Georgia Tech 102, Wake Forest 101, OT Lo-j'S-ans 93, Boise St 60 Lou.siana-Lsfayette 91 W Kentucky 76 Memphis 68, DePaul 55 MoreheadSt 75, Tenn Martin 69 North Texas 66, New Orleans 60 SE Louisiana 51. Texas St. 39 Virginia Tech 79, Virginia 73 W. Illinois 85, Centenary 68 MIDWEST Cleveland St 77, Eut'er 57 E Illinois 74, Samford 65 Michigan St 64, Michigan 53 SE Missouri 84, Jacksonville St 65 SOUTHWEST Arkansas St 78, Ark -Little Rock 64 Cent Arkansas 78, 5 Arkansas 53 Cent Oklahoma 81, Cameron 79 Hardm-Simmons 58, Texas Lutheran 50 Harding 92. Arkansas Tech 77 Howard Payne 90, Mary Hardm-Baylor 80 Louisiana College 70, Austin 67 Lubbock Christian 85, Oklahoma Christian 66 McMurry 85. Schremer 73 Oral Roberts 86, Ind -Pur -Indpls 72 Sam Houston St 74, Louisiana Monroe 56 Tarleton St 57, SE Oklahoma 52 Texas Commerce 99, Abilene Christian 55 Texas 66, W Texas ASM 5S Texas-Dallas 96, E Texas Baptist 77 Texas-Tyler 80, LeTourneau 73 Wayland Baptist 93, S Nazarene 75 FAR WEST Arizona 91, Washington 82 Arizona St 68, Washington St. 62 Cal St -Fullerton 92, Cal Poly SLO 69 California 65, Oregon 62 E. Washington 64. Montana St 50 Long Beach St. 53, Idaho 52 Middle Tennessee 65, New Mexico St 50 Montana St -Billings 1 18, W New Mexico 70 Pacific 66. CS Northndge 62 Portland St. 89, Montana 77 O San Jose St St Cal 79, San Diego 69 Stanford 69, Oregon St. 65 UC Riverside 54, UC Santa Barbara 50 Utah St 77, UC Irvine 52 Valparaiso 93, S.Utah 77 Westminster, Utah 82, Montana Tech 76 CORNING CC 91, ONONDAGACCtl CORNING 24) Prunier 4-2-10, Smafley 3-1-7, Hewlett (MM, McChester 3-2-8, Wells 2-2-7, Thomas (MM, 14-2-34, Stewart 12-1-25, Warte To- dress 409, Dan 5 3 19, Torr Keffer naT 239, Cody Endress 0-0 0, Joel Hughes 0 0-0, Brandon Burke 1-0-2. Corey Vander SIuis 3-05 Totals 30 13-81 44, OCC 37 8 (Barren 3, Heffernan 2, Latendress, Mannion, Riker) CCC 5 (Hall 4, Wells) WOMEN EAST Alderson Sroaddus 77, W Virginia St 67 Bentley 57, Stonehill 55 Bloomfield 59, Domnican, N Y 44 Caldwell 67, Nyack 50 Charleston, W Va 73, Glenville St 62 Clare U 67, Gordon SO Delaware 67, William 40 Fairfield76 Iona71 Fairleigh Dickinson 57 Long 'sland U 53 FairnontSt 71, Wheeling Jesuit 59 Fordham 56, Rhode Island 53 Franklin Marshall 75, Lincoln. Pa 62 Horstra 59 Drexel 56 Lenign it, army CK Mame-Farmington 62, Maine Maritime 55 Midd'ebury 54, Keene St 51 Misencordia 61, Eastern 57 Mount 5t Mary s (via 6S Cent Connecticut St 61 Mount St Mary, NY 80, John Jay 17 Mount St Vincent 73. Bard 30 New England 67, Wentvvoith Tech 49 Ohio Valley 77, Salem International 66 Plymouth St 80, Johnson Wales, RI 27 Quinmpiac7l, Wagner 59 Richmond 61, Duquesne 50 Rider 49, Mannattan 4S Robert Morns 70, St Francis, NY 46 S Connecticut 75, Bryant 54 Salve Regina 83, E Nazarene 69 Sciences, Pa 70, Feltcian 57 Shepherd 68, Bluefield St 61 St Elizabeth 77. Pol> Technic 27 Temple 72. George Washington 64 WVU Tech 84, Davis Elkins 63 SOUTH Appalachian St 80, Coil of Charleston 52 Austin Peay 90, Tennessee St 57 Duke 60. MarylandS? KenlucKy 85, Murray St 73 Florida Atlantic 68. Jacksonville 54 Georgia 81, Florida 61 Georgia St 61, Campbell 49 James Madison 69, Towson 68 Mercer 62, Gardner-Webb 41 Miami 62, Florida St 57 Middle Tennessee 53, Louisiana-Lafayette 45 Mississippi 72, Mississippi St 64 North Carolina 83, Wake Forest 61 Old Dominion 68, George Mason 55 Tenn -Martin 55, Morehead St 50 Tennessee 68, South Carolina 53 Texas St 81, SE Louisiana 69 Troy 72, Selmont 70 UCF 65, Stetson 45 Va Commonwealth 61, NC-Wilmington 60 73 Ke-.-A, 57 W Ke-tuctc, 83, Me.-, cc S- M MIDWEST Creighton 78 N Iowa 73 OT Drake 82 Bradley 74 Evansville77 Illinois St 63 111 Chicago 73 Youngstov-n St 65 Illinois 53, tnd ana 43 Indiana St Illinois 66 Iowa 71, Michigan 63 Northwestern 59 Penn St 48 Oh o St 86 Wiscons'n 67 SE Missouri 94 Jacksonville St 51 Samiord79 E Illinois 71 VV.s 74. Dst-o t Wright St 64, Loyo'a of Chicago 55 Xavier 73, Dayton 54 SOUTHWEST Arkansas Tech 61, Harding 40 Austin 69 Louisiana College 60 Cent Arkansas 72 S Arkansas 53 Hardin Simmons 80 Texas Lutneran 53 Laiiar 59 Nicholls St 48 McMurry 84, Schremer 56 North Texas 63, South Alabama 57 Oklahoma Christian 71 Lubbock Christian 65 Rice 70 Hawaii 68 SMU71, San Jose St Tsrle'on St 79 SE OUahona 60 Texas-Da'las 79 E Texas Baotist 78 Texas Tyler 80 LeTourneau 54 Wayiand Baptist 64, S Nazarene 61 FAR WEST Air Force 48, San Diego St 44 Boise St 62, Louisiana Tech 59 CS Northndge 73. Pacitic 50 Cal St cullerton 64, Cai Polv SLO 57 E Washington 59, Montana St 63 Idaho 70, Long Beacn St 55 Montana 73, Portland St 53 Montana Tech 60, Westminster, Utah 56 Nevv Orleans 55, Denver 46 Oregon 78, UCLA 71 San Francisco 54. St Mary's Cal 52 Santa Clara 78, San D ego 75 Soutnern Cal 69, Oregon St 59 Stanford 82. 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