Sports Briefs

Posted: Friday, July 19, 2002

College Heights Baptist Church sponsors clinic

College Heights Baptist Church will sponsor a basketball clinic for children in grades four through eight July 23 through 25 at the Boys and Girls Club in Kenai from 7 to 9:30 p.m. There is a $20 fee per child or for two or more children in the same family, the fee is $15 each. For more information, call Mary Farmer at the church at 262-3220.

Horn takes Junior Golf Tournament

Nick Horn fired an even-par 35 Thursday to take the fourth annual Birch Ridge Junior Golf Tournament.

Horn had the best score of the day, and the best score in his 15 to 17 age group. Coming in second in that age group was Josh Lansing with a 43.

In the 13 to 14 age group, Brennan Jackson won with a 41, while Zach Cowen was second with a 44.

Finally, Taylor Jackson was first amongst golfers 9 to 12 with a 44, while Daniel Gustkey took second in that age group with a 56.

Birch Ridge Junior Golf Tournament

Thursday

at Birch Ridge Golf Course

Nine holes -- Par 35

Ages 9 through 12 -- 1. Taylor Jackson, 44; 2. Daniel Gustkey, 56; 3. Kegan Kiel, 58; 4. Michael Horion, 60; 5. Morgan Cunningham, 64; 6. James Bowen, 77.

Ages 13 to 14 -- 1. Brennan Jackson, 41; 2. Zach Cowen, 44; 3. Aaron Andrus, 46.

Ages 15 to 17 -- 1. Nick Horn, 35; 2. Josh Lansing, 43; 3. Keaton Andrus, 58.

Racing continues tonight at Twin Cities

The Kenai Peninsula Racing Lions are presenting motocross, four-wheeler and circle track racing tonight at 7 p.m. at Twin Cities Raceway. For more information, call Wendy Hudson at 260-3305 or Katie Crane at 260-6552.

Robinson almost quit as Expos manager

Frank Robinson said he was quitting as Montreal Expos manager earlier this week, angry with his players, then changed his mind.

Robinson tried to resign after Tuesday's 6-3 loss to Philadelphia, then was talked out of it by the players.

His attempted resignation, first reported Thursday by The Star-Ledger of Newark, New Jersey, was confirmed to The Associated Press by a top major league team official who spoke on the condition he not be identified.

Robinson, a Hall of Famer, became manager of the Expos earlier this year after the commissioner's office took over operation of the team. He denied trying to resign.

''Nobody convinces me not to do anything that I don't want to do,'' he said in Montreal following Thursday's 2-1 victory over the New York Mets. ''I make my own decisions. Nobody convinced me not to quit, and I'm just not going to go into that type of thing.''

Wizards sign free agent guard Larry Hughes

WASHINGTON -- Free agent guard Larry Hughes signed a three-year contract with Washington on Thursday, choosing the Wizards over several other NBA teams.

''It's a tremendous opportunity to come into an organization whose goal is focused on winning, with a main focus of playing in that championship game and coming out on top,'' said Hughes, who was also considering Philadelphia, Minnesota, Miami and four other franchises.

The 6-foot-5, 184-pound Hughes, who can play either guard position, will have an opening salary of $4.5 million. He averaged 12.4 points and 4.3 assists in 73 games with the Golden State Warriors last season.

Reports: Dale Carter suspended by NFL

NEW ORLEANS -- New Orleans Saints cornerback Dale Carter has been suspended by the NFL for failing a drug test for alcohol, according to reports citing unidentified league sources.

CBS SportsLine.com said Thursday that Carter had been suspended indefinitely, while The Times-Picayune of New Orleans reported that he was suspended for six games, with the Saints trying to get the league to reduce it to four games. Calls to Saints officials from the AP were not returned Thursday night.

Carter, who signed a seven-year, $28 million contract with the Saints on March 12, was suspended in April 2000 for 1 1/2 years for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy.

Yzerman to have knee surgery in August

DETROIT -- Detroit Red Wings captain Steve Yzerman will have knee surgery in early August and is expected to miss the first two months of next season.

The 37-year-old center helped Detroit win the Stanley Cup despite an injured right knee.

He decided not to have reconstructive surgery and instead will have a realignment next month in London, Ontario. He's not expected to be able to play until January.

Yzerman had 13 goals and 35 assists in just 52 games last season, but he led the Red Wings with 17 assists and 23 points during the playoffs.

He has 658 goals and 1,004 assists in 19 NHL seasons, all with Detroit. His goal total ranks seventh in league history, his assist total ninth.



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