Sports Briefs

Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2003

Homer sweeps Skyview

The Homer girls and boys basketball teams swept Skyview in Region III/4A action Friday at Skyview.

The Homer girls defeated Skyview 37-32. Channing Setterquist had 14 points and Bailey Lowney added 12 as Homer improved its record to 6-14 overall and 1-8 in the region. Skyview fell to 10-11 overall and 4-5 in the region.

The Homer boys defeated Skyview 55-39 behind a 22-2 first quarter. Steven Stead and David Drake each had 16 points for the Mariners, while Josh Luebbert added 10.

For Skyview, Adam Cooper had 16 points and Matt Travers added 11 points.

Seward wins two over Houston

The Seward boys and girls basketball teams picked up a pair of victories over Houston Saturday in District 3/3A action in Seward.

The boys notched a 73-64 win. Seward's Bart Elhard led the way with 30 points.

The girls picked up a 42-34 victory. Breanna Bardarson paced the Seahawks with 20 points.

Wells agrees to $100,000 fine for book

NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees threw the book back at David Wells. The pitcher was fined $100,000 Monday for an autobiography filled with revelations of drinking, drug use and disparaging talk that the Yankees felt tarnished their image.

''I'm glad it's over,'' Wells said after a spring training appearance against Cleveland in Tampa, Fla. ''I've got to move on and go out there and pitch.''

The 39-year-old left-hander, often prone to outlandish statements during a major league career that began in 1987, did not elaborate much but issued a statement apologizing to owner George Steinbrenner, team employees, major league baseball and teammates.

After reading the book, general manager Brian Cashman concluded discipline was in order because ''some of those things in the book ... did tarnish the Yankee image.''

After a weekend of negotiations, Wells agreed not to contest the fine. The Yankees originally proposed that Wells be fined 10 days' pay of his $3 million salary, which comes to nearly $165,000, but Wells' agent, Gregg Clifton, objected.

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