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Posted: Monday, November 06, 2000

KPHA PeeWee takes two from Anchorage

The KPHA PeeWee B team played the Anchorage Junior Aces at the Soldotna Sports Center Oct. 28 and 29. KPHA won both games, 3-1 and 2-0, respectively.

In Friday's game,Travis Temple scored in the second period, on assists from Dustin Moore and Garrett Bossert. Coleman Johnson also scored in the second period, on assists from Bossert and Kyle Coleman. In the third period, Johnson scored on an assist from Bossert.

In Saturday's game, Corey Hetrick scored in the first period. Moore scored in the first period as well, on an assist from Jed McGlasson.

Ferreira wins first title in four year

STUTTGART, Germany -- Wayne Ferreira captured his first title in four years, beating rising star Lleyton Hewitt in five long sets Sunday to win the Stuttgart Masters Series.

He won 7-6 (6), 3-6, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (2), 6-2 in a match lasting more than four hours.

Ferreira raised his arms in triumph after a forehand by Hewitt sailed long on the first match point by the 29-year-old South African. It was his first title since 1996 in Toronto.

''The older I am, the better I am,'' said Ferreira, who earned $434,000 for the victory. ''Age and experience got me through.''

Hewitt, the eighth-seeded Australian who has won four titles this year, earned $228,000. Hewitt is sixth in the Champions Race that will produce the new No. 1 for the year at the end of the season. Ferreira moved two spots to No. 11.

Ferreira wasted two set points in the first tiebreaker -- one with a forehand that went just wide and then a backhand down the line that was no more than an inch off. But on Ferreira's third set point, Hewitt hit a forehand wide.

Grant Hill out at least two weeks

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Grant Hill's injured ankle will sideline him for at least the next two weeks -- and possibly a whole lot longer.

''There's no timetable,'' Orlando Magic spokesman George Galante said Sunday. ''It could be two weeks, it could be two months.''

The team said Hill will not be placed on the injured list, which would cause him to miss a minimum of five games.

Hill, who had ankle surgery in May, sat out Saturday night's 107-104 victory at Atlanta. It was the second game he missed in the season's opening week.

In Hill's two starts, he's averaged 13.5 points, seven rebounds and 6.5 assists in more than 34 minutes per game.

Hill has admitted that his shooting is off. His scoring is more than eight points below his career average, and in the Magic's loss to Philadelphia on Friday, he was 1-for-7 from the field in the fourth quarter.

Hill was one of Orlando's major offseason acquisitions, signing a seven-year, $94 million contract with the team in August after six season in Detroit.

Japan rips MLB All Stars

TOKYO -- Japan got 20 hits and chased San Francisco Giants ace Livan Hernandez after just 1 1/3 innings as it handed a touring major league All-Star team its first loss, 14-2, on Sunday.

A three-run homer by Norihiro Nakamura of the Kintetsu Buffaloes was the final blow off Hernandez, who gave up nine hits and eight runs in the Tokyo Dome.

Tatsuhiko Kinjo of the Yokohama BayStars, the Central League's rookie of the year, doubled home the first run and Ryoji Shinjo of the Hanshin Tigers hit a three-run triple in a five-run first.

In the seventh, Japan added three runs as Hideki Matsui of the Japan Series-champion Yomiuri Giants singled home two runs off reliever Danny Graves of the Cincinnati Reds. Matsui led the Central League with 42 home runs.

Five Japanese pitchers limited the major leaguers (2-1) to 10 hits and two runs -- on a second-inning single by the New York Mets' Jay Payton and a third-inning home run by San Francisco's Barry Bonds.

Game 4 is scheduled Tuesday for Fukuoka Dome in southwestern Japan.



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