Sports Briefs

Posted: Sunday, November 30, 2003

Schilling wants to slay Yankees for Red Sox

BOSTON Curt Schilling is a winner, a workhorse and a fanatic about preparation.

And, even better: He isn't afraid of the New York Yankees.

The Boston Red Sox acquired the 37-year-old right-hander from the Diamondbacks after he waived his no-trade clause and agreed to a deal that guarantees him $37.5 million over the next three years.

With an option for 2007, he has four years to win a championship in Boston like he did in Arizona, when he brushed aside the vaunted Yankees tradition and beat them in the 2001 World Series.

Mike Stoops hired at Arizona

TUCSON, Ariz. Mike Stoops, the younger brother of Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops, was introduced Saturday as the new head coach at Arizona and promised a return to the glory days of bowl games and all-out defense.

Australia wins 28th Davis Cup title

MELBOURNE, Australia Mark Philippoussis gave Australia its 28th Davis Cup title Sunday, fighting off a shoulder injury that nearly forced him to retire after the fourth set to beat Spain's Juan Carlos Ferrero 7-5, 6-3, 1-6, 2-6, 6-0.

St. Cloud St., UAA play to tie

ST. CLOUD, Minn. St. Cloud State's Colin Peters scored for only the fourth time in his four-year career to force a 2-2 tie with Alaska-Anchorage on Saturday night.

The Seawolves took the early lead on a power-play goal from Dallas Steward at 2:55 in the first period. Brandon Segal and Justin Bourne assisted.

The Huskies tied the game when Andy Lundbohm beat Alaska goalie Chris King at 3:47 in the second period.

Alaska regained the lead on a goal by Lee Green at 2:50 in the third.

The Seawolves lost out on their first win at the National Hockey Center when Peters notched his goal for the Huskies at 15:48 of the third.

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