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Title: The Tribune
Uniform Title: Tribune (Nassau, Bahamas)
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Language: English
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Place of Publication: Nassau, Bahamas
Publication Date: August 25, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
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Men's 4x400 team

wins nation's second

medal in Beijing

Senior Sports Reporter
BEIJING, China: Add the
names of Andretti Bain, Grand
Bahamians Michael Mathieu and
Andrae Williams, Eleuthera's
Chris 'Bay' Brown, Avard Mon-
cur and Ramon Miller to the
growing list of Bahamian
)- Olympic medallists.
The combo combinedJ their tal-
ents to enable th Bdahama.jr- IL.
to fly high in the Bird's Nest for
the second time at the XXIX.
Olympic Games as the men's 4 x
400 metre relay ascended the
podium to collect the silver medal
on Saturday night.
It was the first time that the
Bahamas has won a medal in the
1600 relay, erasing the two con-
secutive Olympiads in which they
came so close, but were yet so far
from joining the successful Gold-
en Girls' 4 x 100 relay team.
While the combo of Bain,

Mathieu, Williams and Brown
pulled off the historic feat in a
season's best of two minutes and
58.03 seconds, Moncur and Miller
teamed up with Mathieu and
Williams to post the second
fastest qualifying time in the pre-
In the final, the Bahamas
*trailed the Americans, who
defended their title in an Olympic
record time of 2:55.39, while they
.held off the Russian Federation in
their national record of 258:06: -
The team joined Leevan
'Superman' Sands, who claimed
his first Olympic medal with the
bronze in the triple jump as the
Bahamas joined the medal counf
and finished with consecutive
double medals for the third
straight Olympiad.
The pair of medals moved the
Bahamas up from 79th to 65th,
tied with Algeria, Colombia, Kyr-'
gyzstarn and Tajikistan. China out-
SEE page 14

Police constable, man in late
40s, questioned in connection
with murder of Harl Taylor

Tribune Staff Reporter
A YOUNG police constable
and another man in his late 40's
have been questioned in con-
nection with the murder of
handbag designer Harl Taylor,
The Tribune can reveal.
Initially, it was claimed that
the older man, who is said to
lead a homosexual lifestyle,
would be charged alongside 21-
year-old Troyniko McNeil with
the murder of Taylor today.
However, according to well-
placed police sources, although
both men had been questioned
over the weekend, nothing
incriminating had been uncov-
ered that would cause either to
be charged.
McNeil was charged with the
murder of Taylor on August 22
in Court Five on Bank Lane.
His case has been adjourned to
September 30 and he is being
held at Her Majesty's Prison in
Fox Hill.

In addition, a senior foreign
bank official working in Nassau
has also been questioned by
police in connection with the
murder. However, as.in the case
of the constable and the man in
his late 40s, police do not have
any information that would
make these men "suspects."
All the men questioned are
said to be leading homosexual
SEE page 16

Man drowns off Arawak Cay
Tribune Staff Reporter
A MAN believed to be in his late 50s drowned off Arawak Cay
over the weekend.
Passers-by spotted the body of a man floating close to the
shore off Long Wharf Beach at around noon on Saturday.
Police press liaison officer Asst Supt Walter Evans told The Tri-
bune yesterday that the man was already dead by the time emer-
gency medical personnel were called to the scene to help bring the
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ABOVE: The men's silver medal winning 4x400 relay team.
RIGHT: Triple jump bronze medal winner Leevan Sands.

PM, PLP leader


Olympic athletes

Hubert Ingraham an,d
PLP'leader Perry
Christie both congratulated
Bahamian athletes for their
outstanding performances
during the 2008 Beijing
Mr Ingraham, who was in
Abaco over the weekend,
called into the government
broadcasting corporation
(ZNS) to personally thank the
athletes for their outstanding
Likewise, former Prime
Minister Christie extended his
"heartiest" congratulations to
the entire Bahamian team -
especially the men's 4 x 400
metre relay team and Leevan
Sands for their silver and
bronze medal winning 'perfor-
"As Bahamians, we should
all take a great deal of patri-
otic pride in the outstanding
efforts and achievements of
our Olympic athletes.

Although we are a small coun-
try, we continue to attain
results that are truly remark-
"Our challenge now is to
intensify our national com-
mitment to our sports devel-

opment programmes so that
come the London Olympic
Games in 2012, our perfor-
mances will result in even
greater successes for our ath-
letes and our beloved nation,"
Mr Christie said.

The President and CEO, Mr. William B. Sands, Jr., is pleased to announce the following appointments:

Senlikt Man.wcr.
Wulff Road Branch

Mr. Jeffrey Kerr was promoted
to Senior Manager, Wulff Road
Branch. Mr. Kerr has over 27
years banking experience and
has served Commonwealth Bank
for 18 years in various positions,
the latest being Manager, Town
Centre Mall Branch.


Senior Mainagep;
Town Centre Mall Branch

Mrs. Juliette Fraser was
promoted to the position of
Senior Manager, Town Centre
-Mall Branch. Mrs. Fraser has
served Commonwealth Bank for
over 20 years. During her tenure
with the Bank, she has held
various positions, the latest being
Manager, Oakes Field Branch.

SSenilor Manager,
Internal Audit

Mr. Erald Thompson was
promoted to Senior Manager,
Internal Audit. Mr. Thompson
has over 12 years audit
experience. He has been with
Commonwealth Bank for over
7 years.

* .'

Golden Gates Branch

Mr. Demetri Bowe was promoted
to the position of Manager,
Golden Gates Branch. Mr. Bowe
has served the Bank for over
22 years and has held various
positions, the latest being Senior
Assistant Manager,Golden Gates

Oakes Field Branch

Mr. Wallace Taylor was promoted
to the position of Manager, Oakes
Field Branch. Mr. Taylor joined
Commonwealth Bank 7 years
ago and brings with him over 22
years of banking experience. His
latest position was that of Senior
Assistant Manager, Cable Beach

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an arrested
for alleged drug
OFFICERS of the Drug
Enforcement Unit arrested a
resident of Prison Lane in
connection with illegal drug
They executed a search
warrant on the man's home
at 4pm on Thursday.
Inside the house, police
discovered a "clear wrap"
containing half a pound of
marijuana and also a small
amount of cocaine, said
police press liaison officer
Asst Supt Walter Evans.

Teenager in
court on
unlawful sex

AN 18-year-old man was
arraigned in Magistrate's
Court on Friday on an
unlawful sex charge.
According to court dock-
ets, Trevor Marshall Jr of
Lincoln Boulevard had sexu-
al intercourse with a girl, 13,
on August 18.
Marshall, who was
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Mild growth in Bahamian

economy, data suggests

the Central Bank's Quarterly
Economic Review suggests a
"mild growth" in the Bahami-
an economy as healthy gains
in tourism and a slightly lower
pace of consumer demand
moderated the weakness in
foreign investment led con-
Preliminary estimates of fis-
cal operations for January to
March of 2007/2008 indicated
a 61.4 per cent contraction in
the overall deficit to $9.8 mil-
lion, supported by a 3.6 per
cent hike in revenue collec-
tions and a 0.7 per cent reduc-
tion in expenditures.

rncolucNi anMAnnRl JAUEUU
of Guyana introduces a new
global awareness campaign on
the role tropical forests play in
climate change during a news
conference in New York, Tues-
day, May 20, 2008.
* Photo/Mary Altaffer

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* Healthy gains in tourism

* Slightly lower pace of
consumer demand

With regards to spending,
current expenditure rose by
$4.5 million (1.3 per cent) to
$339 million, buoyed by
heightened outlays for trans-
fers as well as personal emol-
However, capital spending
was reduced by 9.1 per cent
to $32.8 million, owing to
declines in outlays for health
and economic services, and
net lending for budgetary

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ARIFES-FA N in Gu\ia on
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Aii ti :and B:arbidJ., luch
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IF-'r. -\ N\[I 2II h.ilollo',% d _c-
ond with a strong showing.
All other member states fol-
lowed in alphabetical order with
Guyanai. being host country,
bringing up the rear of the
Though torrential rain show-
crs delayed the start of the cele-
brations by an hour. the
inclement weather did not stop
lie optninig show for the tenth
sia4ging <,if the Caribbean Festival
of Arts in Guvana under the
theme: One Caribbean. One Pur-
pose; Our Culture Our Lifd.
Th'e Parade of Nations was
joined by the community's Latin
American neighbours, Brazil and
Venezuela; the Spanish-speaking
Caribbean neighbour Cuba, and
the French speaking St Maarten.
Other European nations tak-
ing part in the parade included
the United Kingdom and Aus-
Canada and China are also
attending CARIFESTA X.

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assistance to public entities
fell by 22.2 per cent to $13.1
The direct charge on the
government receded by 0.4
per cent to $2,621.3 million
and, inclusive of the 1.8 per
cent fall-off in liabilities guar-
anteed by the government for
public corporations, the
national debt moved lower by
0.6 per cent to $3,045.2 mil-

Some 15. 0t(0 people poured
into the Pro\idence Stadium to
be a part of the opening show,
khich %as called "Celegac"
The parade of nations started
at 5 45pm At 6 30pm the lights
%\ere dimmed, as 1,000 n.mph-
like dancers representing the
di\ersitl of the Caribbean explod-
ed on to the huge green grass par-
quc tihai %x.s the out:cr stage
rhe dancer ignited the audi-
ence with a blend of traditional
and contemporary dances which
merged into the illusion of a tra-
ditional Amerindian gathering
where the chief this time in the
guise of Guyana's Minister in the
Ministry of education Dr Desrey
Fox invoked the blessings of the
gods on the rest of the show.
Large phoenix-like birds rose
from the ashes as small birds flew
to the skies, glyphs and nymphs
leapt from every corner of the
stage as 3,000 performers show-
cased the nine-segment show,
tracing the rich culture of the
The achievement of Caribbean
athletes at the Beijing Olympiad
was also recognized by president
of the Republic of Guyana Bhar-
rat Jagdeo and president of the
Republic of Suriname Runaldo
Venetiaan, lead head of the com-
munity development and cultural
co-operation within CARICOM.


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Bahamas missing out on Europe

WHILE THE Bahamas has suffered about
a seven per cent downturn in tourist arrivals
this year, Barbados' Tourism Minister
Richard Sealy was pleased that despite not
having World Cup cricket as an attraction,
Barbados' tourist figures this year almost
equalled last year's.
Speaking in Barbados' House of Assembly
on August 9, he said that the critical foreign
exchange earning sector recorded less than
half of a percentage point decline for January
to June this year compared to the same peri-
od last year.
He noted that thousands of visitors were
attracted to the Caribbean last year for the
Cricket World Cup with the finals being
played at Kensington Oval in Barbados.
However, he said, Barbados' tourist figures
for this year without World Cup cricket "is an
accomplishment... and says that we cannot
underscore the strength of the Barbados
brand and what it means to have a vacation iii
Barbados plans to spend $10 million in
tourism promotion this year in North Amer-
ica, Europe and the Caribbean.
Although tourism figures are down across
the board, the Bahamas is hurting the most
with the collapse of the US market from
which it draws 8, per enot of its visitors. It was
explained that Barbados' industry is still
strong because 60 per cent of its visitors are
6'nii ttie U.K. Barbados has benefited from
the strong euro. In the meantime the
Bahamas put all its eggs in one basket the
US. It is understood that Cancun, the
Dominican Republic and even Cuba most
of the Spanish speaking Caribbean have
done well because they depended on Euro-
pean and not American visitors. It was the
strong euro that kept them on an even keel
and gave European citizens a strong enough
currency to cross the Atlantic for a vacation.
How long this tourism bonanza will con-
tinue for these islands, however, is uncer-
tain. Britain is now predicting its own reces-
sion and signs that the euro is starting to
weaken and the dollar to strength might spell
bad news for the future, just at a time when
the Bahamas is awakening to what it has
"Two and a half years ago," said a Bahami-
an close to tourism trends, "the handwriting
was on the wall with the euro strengthening,
but we Were not putting anything into the
European market."
This year the Bahamas has been looking to

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SEurope, but, as someone commented, "They
are late in the game." It was felt that long ago
both the public and private sector should
have come together to work out a European
strategy. But, Europe was ignored, and when
its full worth was realized, the train had
already left the station with the Bahamas still
standing on the platform looking in the wrong
It is reported that Canadian arrivals to
the Bahamas are starting to pick up, and it is
hoped that the US recession has bottomed
out. However, it is predicted that the
Bahamas will experience at least 18 months of
"softness" with the industry facing "a bit of a
,Government has approved a larger budget
for tourist promotion and new campaigns
should start this winter. Atlantis has increased
its advertising by an extra million, which will
help the industry.
It is understood that 68 per cent of the
nation's hotels do not expect to generate a net
profit this year.
Utility bills are killing the industry. For
example, 30 to 40 per cent of the power gen-
erated by BEC goes to keeping the hotels
operational. If there were some means of the
Bahamas becoming fuel efficient with hotels
able to cut $100 to $200 million off the bottom
line, the Bahamas would have an edge over
its competitors.
Mr Sealy told Barbadians that the most
critical variable in the success or failure of
their tourism industry was airlift. In fact it is
the most critical variable in the success or
failure of all tourism resorts.
Several islands subsidise the airlines. How-
ever, Barbados does not want to go this r6ute.
It is looking for "joint marketing arrange-
ments with the carriers."
Mr Sealy said that this was the model
being used with West Jet out of Canada,
which will provide four rotation services
weekly beginning with Jamaica. He expects
the competition from Canada to push down
airfares. With Mr Vincent Vanderpool Wal-
lace now back in the Bahamas and in the dri-
ver's seat at tourism, we expect that all of
these bases will be covered.
However, for the next several months
there will be a great deal of belt tightening
while Bahamians strengthen their -tourist
product in readiness for the day when finan-
cial markets will strengthen and people will
have enough confidence to start travelling


deserve onl3

the best!

EDITOR, The Tribune.

IT takes a great deal of
energy these days to actually
pay attention to all things
political. However, I can
muster enough energy to actu-
ally write about something
that I am concerned about,
and I think all Abaconians
should be interested in as well.
Quite by casual coincidence,
I have come to learn that the
new airstrip that is being con-
structed at the Marsh Harbour
International Airport, is being
paved with a government
specified layer of asphalt only
11/2 inches thick.
When I first heard this, I
was instantly alarmed because
having a bit of knowledge in
things concerning engineer-
ing, and because I am also a
brilliant guy on the whole, 11/2
inches didn't sound very sub-
stantial to me.
As a comparison, and from
what I can glean, the runway
at Lynden Pindling Interna-
tional Airport in Nassau, has a
thickness of eight inches.
Now of course the aircraft
taking off and landing in Nas-
sau are obviously larger and
therefore heavier, thus the
runway should be quite a bit
thicker than ours needs to be.
But given the growth that
Abaco has experienced in the
last ten years, and the assump-
tion that that growth will con-
tinue because there seems
to be no end in sight at the
moment it is reasonable,

and responsible, that consid-
eration for future growth be
figured in nu ,v instead of try-
ing to redo the runway in the,
near future. Could it be that
our illustrious national lead-
ers are attempting to control
our growth here in Abaco?
But why would they do such a
thing? For decades now, Aba-
co has been dealing with an
embarrassing and absolutely
inefficient airport.
Of all the things that I know
of that Abaco needs right
now, I would have to vote for
the airport facility.
And seeing that we are
finally seemingly getting some
action in this area, it would
make a lot of sense to me to
spend an extra million dollars
- which Abaco can generate
quickly, incidentally and do
this thing properly now, rather
than having to consider shut-
ting the airport down in the
future to upgrade in order to
accommodate bigger aircraft
wishing to establish routes to,
or through, Abaco.
Now, it may be that the
engineering books state that
this thickness of 1 1/2 inches is
sufficient for the aircraft we
presently accommodate here
in Abaco.
Perhaps this asphalt is a
wondrous substance. And per-

haps the government doesn't
feel that our projected growth
will demand any greater con-
sideration insofar as runway
thickness is concerned.
Well take it from me, politi-
cians have a tendency to micro
manage things they know little
about, and when they finally
realise that they may have
screwed up, they are all mas-
ters of covering their own
a**es. Remember this, my fel-
low Bahamians, government
doesn't give us anything.
We pay for everything we
get, and Abaconians have paid
for this airstrip many times
" over. There is a saying that
states that we get what we pay
for. In this instance I would
have to disagree.
We deserve only the best,
because we can afford it, and
because we have bloody well
waited long enough for it. Got
it? Good!
Now, will there be a new
review of our (Abaco's) needs
insofar as this airport thing is
concerned? I truly doubt it.
The way it works here in the
Bahamas, is you get what you
get, and keep ya mout shut!
Tank you werry much.

August 9, 2008.
Bahama Palm Shores, Aba-
co Someone who loves to
travel, but who shrinks in
embarrassment when I travel
through MHH.

EDITOR, The Tribune.
THE European Union pro-
posed EPA treaty continues to
mesmerise many as the terms
seem to be encapsulated in a
foreign language.
I listened carefully to Minister
Laing last evening and have to
question the position of the gov-
ernment where they perceive
that political policy can hold
watci as a must, an unmoving
condition for Bahamas ratifica-
I refer to the current protec-
tion of certain domestic sectors
such as wholesale-retail busi-
ness, construction etc, etc.
'Political policy, is simply that

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tent in constitutional law they
*rill argue strongly that this
political policy is not law and
has absolutely no foundation in
law and if tested would fail.
I perceive that government
could not include this in law as
this would counter Article 26
of The Constitution on discrim-
ination. The public should
realise that this is the only rea-
son why successive Bahamas
Governments have rejected to
join the rest of the Caribbean
Nations in a full blown CARI-
It should be noted that
around 1967-68 in the super-
market business, now a pro-
tected area, the then govern-
ment approved the entry into
the Bahamas of Winn Dixie
Food Stores which purchased
the late Sir Stafford Sands' City
Meat Market Stores and an
operation of the Higgs family.
The impressive business history
subsequently taking a virtually

very small business to a $141+
million dollar a year sales busi-
ness till Winn Dixie sold out to
the local buy-out group who in
24-months seem to have run
into serious financial troubles
is a clear example why protec-
tionism is wrong and a negative
to job assurances.
The Central Bank of the
Bahamas through exchange
control has the ultimate control
of the movement of financial
assets and especially dividends.
What is best? In a very prac-
tical manner Bahamas Super-
markets with Winn Dixie as the
principle shareholder paying
dividends or Bahamas Super-
markets with the seemingly fail-
ing Bahamian 'buy-out' group
not paying dividends and
known pressure on the compa-
ny's operations? To me it is
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September 1: expected deadline for

speeding up passport processing in GB

Tribune Staff Reporter
THE Ministry of Foreign
Affairs is anticipating a September
1 deadline for a functional online
data transfer system for Grand
Bahama which would reduce the
passport processing time for that
island, Minister of Foreign Affairs
Brent Symonette said.
This system would be inter-con-
nected with the passport database
in the capital and allow for quick
online transfer of sensitive data
between the passport centre in
the capital and Grand Bahama.
The streamlined process will
also eliminate the simultaneous
issuing of manual and e-passports
on Grand Bahama.
The ministry also hopes to soon
iron out kinks with their online
system that would allow the
online transfer of data to be trans-
ferred from Nassau to Family
Islands Abaco, Andros and some
cities in the United States.
"There are some connectivity
issues with the computer con-
necting now obviously with Grand
Bahama so persons who come in,
we're asking them if they have
enough time...If they prefer to

apply for the e-passport rather
than the regular passport and if
they have that time we're
enrolling them in the e-passport to
make sure we iron out a lot of the
kinks. We hope (on) September 1
we'll switch over from running
two parallel systems to one sys-
tem, the e-system, but we'll deal
with the connectivity issues that
BTC and the (data processing
unit) are working out. We only
produce the passport here in Nas-
sau, so all that data has to be
transmitted electronically, from
whether it's Beijing or Freeport
and obviously in Nassau we do
it...So that's what we're doing, we
hope to (have) Abaco live very
shortly and then we'll move to
places like Andros, Miami, Wash-
ington and so on and so forth,"

"In grand
Bahamas wee're
issuing both man-
ual passports and
the e-passports

said Minister Symonetste after the
Rotary Club of Easit Nassau's
weekly meeting at the Nassau
Yacht Club on East Baty Street.
He also explained issues ham-
pering the passport issuing sys-
tem in Grand Bahama.
"In Grand Bahama we're issu-
ing both manual passports and the
e-passports simultaneously. Obvi-
ously you only get one but if you
have time to wait for instance
we'll do the e-passport...But once
we go live we'll have dealt with
the connectivity issues and all
those other issues and we'll be
doing them backwards and for-
Deputy permanent secretary in
the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
and head of consular and pass-
port services Elise Delancy was
also on hand.yesterday to outline

requirements for applying for an
e-passport and the roadblocks the
ministry is facing.
The passport office has been
criticised for long waiting room
lines, prolonged wait times for
new passports and a backlog of
Ms Delancy explained that the
ministry is still in its "pilot phase"
of its e-passport system and is
incurring operational and equip-
ment challenges.
"Fingerprinting and signatures
are required from age 14 for fin-
gerprints and (age) 11 for signa-
tures...All of your files are being
digitised. The production of the
passport is more complex for
security reasons and New Provi-
dence is the only production site."
Minister Symonette said in
some instances the passport office
serves 140 people a day and pro-
duces over 500 passports a week.
To date 10,000 e-passports have
been issued and the ministry
expects to double that number by
the end of the year.
The International Civil Avia-
tion Organisation (ICAO), which
the Bahamais a member of, has
mandated that by 2012 al mem-
ber countries must be issuing
machine readable passports.

|WEnl admits stIuIlrEalig $20,000 wortEh oi o]pper wire

A JUVENILE arraigned in a
magistrate's court on Friday
admitted stealing $20,000 worth
of copper wire from the Broad-
casting Corporation of the
The 17-year-old, of Marshall
Road, was arraigned along with
three others on charges of house-
breaking, stealing, causing dam-



age and receiving before Magis-
trate Renee McKay at Court Six,
Parliament Street. According to
court dockets, the 17-year-old
along with Theophilus Meadows,
20, also of Marshall Road, on
Tuesday, August 19, caused $500
in damage to the front eastern
door of the Broadcasting Corpo-
ration of the Bahamas.
There, according to dockets, the
two, stole 16,000 feet of number
ten gauge bare copper wire valued
at $20,000, the property of the
Broadcasting Corporation of the
Bahamas. Meadows pleaded not
guilty to both charges while the
juvenile plead guilty.
Policehave also charged the 17-
year-old, Meadows and George
Foster, 48, of Sutton Heights, with

receiving. Court dockets state that
on Tuesday, August 19, the
accused dishonestly received
16,000 feet of number ten gauge
bare copper wire. Both Meadows,.
and Fisher pleaded not:guilty to
the charge. They were denied bail.
and remanded to Her Majesty's
Prison. A bail hearing has been
deferred to September 4.
The case has been adjourned
to November 10. The prosecution
indicated to the court that inves-
tigations into the matter are ongo-
ing. The juvenile pleaded guilty
to the receiving charge.
The 17-year-old also pleaded
guilty to breaking into Adventure
Learning Centre, Marshall Road,
on March 17. He also admitted to
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finding stolen

Tribune Freeport
Bahama police are asking the
public for assistance in locat-
ing a vessel that was stolen at
West End.
Chief Supt Basil Rahming
said police are searching for
a 23-foot white Mako speed-
boat belonging to Hansel Bain
of Wdst End.
Mr Bain had reported his
boat stolen to police on Thurs-
The speedboat, equipped
with a 200hp Yamaha out-
board engine, had been stolen
between August 17 and 9am
on August 21 from its mooring
on the waterfront in West
End, opposite Hield's grocery
Mr Rahming said the ves-
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He is appealing to anyone
spotting the vessel to contact
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Joint Declaration
on August 14 in
Trinidad to achieve "the Sin-
gle Economy by 2011" and
"appropriate Political Integra-
tion by 2013" in the Caribbean
Just how the four leaders
plan to accomplish these two
feats is unclear particularly as
the only governments they
could commit were their own;
they could not speak for the
other eleven governments of
the Caribbean Community and
Common Market (CARI-
The four leaders were
Patrick Manning of Trinidad
and Tobago, Tillman Thomas
of Grenada, Stephenson King
of St Lucia and Ralph Gon-
salves of St Vincent and the
Manning did invite the Pres-
ident of Guyana, Bharat
Jagdeo, and the Prime Minis-
ter of Barbados, David Thomp-
son, to the meeting but they
declined sending their foreign
ministers instead.
Significantly, neither of the
two foreign Ministers signed
the Declaration, not even as
But, the Barbados foreign
minister let his government's
position be known at a press
conference on August 20th. He
said "Barbados' major respon-


sibility is the implementation
of the Caribbean Single Mar-
ket and Economy by 2015" (to
which governments have
already agreed) and "he wished
any other union well." In other
words, Barbados has no interest
in being part of the Trinidad
The government of Guyana
has said absolutely nothing. Its

silence can be interpreted as a
lack of interest.
The Jamaica government
was quick to state that while it
"respects their right" to estab-
lish a political union, the deci-
sion by the four leaders has
"implications for the structure
and, indeed, the future of
CARICOM" and a request
would be made for "the issue to
be brought for discussions at
the highest level of CARI-
The Jamaican concerns are
shared by others. Among the
governments that would be
concerned are the Bahamas,
Suriname, who were not invited
to the meeting and who had to
be as surprised as anyone else
to learn of the Trinidad Decla-
ration by way of the media.
Three member governments
of the Organisation of Eastern
Caribbean States (OECS) -
Antigua and Barbuda, Domini-
ca and St Kitts-Nevis which
were also not invited to the
meeting, would be particularly
concerned because one of the
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objectives, as revealed by Man-
ning, is to bring them into the
arrangement of a Single Econ-
omy by 2011 and "appropriate
political integrAtion" by 2013.
They would be right in feeling
that they ought to have been
consulted, before the Declara-
tion was made.
Manning and Tillman tried
to involve these three OECS
members after the fact by flying
into their countries to try to
explain the Declaration. But, if
the OECS countries are to join
a single economy and "appro-
priate" political integration with
Trinidad' and Tobago, surely
such a major undertaking ought
to have been discussed by the
OECS first and with the benefit
of technical studies that would
advise any decision that the
leaders might make.
In the Declaration, the four
signatory states undertook "to
move beyond the characterisa-
tion of CARICOM as being a
grouping of sovereign states."
This suggests that they want to
move CARICOM into a single
sovereign entity, a political
community of some kind. How-
eve;, that decision could not
possibly be made by four mem-
ber states without the concur-
rence of the other eleven coun-
The motivation for the ini-
tiative by the four, as contained
in the Trinidad Declaration, is
that they recognize "the imper-
atives of responding in a more
immediate manner to increas-
ing changes in the international
economic and political envi-
ronment and the consequent
need for the urgent re-organi-
sation of our economies and
governance arrangements for
enhancing our development
and beneficial integration into
the global economy." The
motivation is understandable
and so is the action that is con-
- However, CARICOM does
not now have effective gover-
nance arrangements because
Heads of Government, with a
few notable exceptions, such as
Gonsalves and Manning, have
refused to put in place a
Caribbean Commission which.,.
wo.uld. act as, a supranational
9jgiri to unplement decisions
and be responsible for imple-
menting policies for all mem-
ber states in areas such as .the
Single Market, trade negotia-
tions and crime and security.
So if CARICOM cannot
respond "in a more immediate
manner" to the grave chal-
lenges that confront its mem-
ber states individually and col-
lectively, it is because
Caribbean leaders have refused
to move, as the countries of the
European Union (EU) did, to
establish a Commission vested
with authority in critical areas
and by enforceable law to over-
see and implement Community
There is a continuing refusal



BARBADOS' PRIME MINISTER David Thompson, left, talks with his
Trinidadian counterpart Patrick Manning after his arrival to Piarco Inter-
national airport, near Port-of-Spain, on February 20, 2008.

to accept that "sovereignty" of
individual Caribbean countries
is merely notional. And, cling-
ing on to the unrealistic notion
instead of realistically pooling
their sovereignty does nothing
but retard their prospects for
any semblance of economic and
political autonomy in a highly
competitive world.


The four countries will get
nowhere with the vague objec-
tive of "appropriate political
integration by 2013 in the
Caribbean community." Not
because Jamaica will not accept
it; none of the others will either..
The word "appropriate" is

pregnant with problems. What
would be appropriate political
integration? A federal system
of government, a unitary com-
munity in which all previous
sovereignties are merged, or
just a set or agreements,
enforceable by law, to cooper-
ate in specific areas?
The frustration of the four
leaders and their desire to do
something to speed up change
in CARICOM is understand-
able. But,i is very doubtful
that this initiative in its present
form will move forward. Even if
the four decided to construct
their own single economy
(which would be a third circle
of single economies after the
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would be difficult, and would
break-up the OECS for the
countries would have to choose
between the EC dollar and the
Trinidad dollar. Trinidad is
unlikely to choose the EC dol-
lar which would mean revaluing
its currency and making its
exports more expensive.
Of course, the four countries
could opt to leave both CARI-
COM and the OECS to do
their own thing. But, that would
be the worst of all worlds.
CARICOM's governance is
-the problem.
They should fix it, not con-
struct another crutch.
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sanders29@hotmail.com to:ronaldsanders29@hotmail.co
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lasted the United States at the
top of the gold medal rush, but
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Chinese in the final total tallied.
Overall, the Bahamas now
have a total of eight medals -
three gold, two silver and three
bronze dating back to 1956
when legendary Sir Durward
'Sea Wolf' Knowles and the late
Sloane Farrington captured a
bronze in sailing in Melbourne,
Australia, to the first gold in the
1964 Games in Tokyo, Japan,
when Knowles teamed up with
Cecil Cooke.
The Bahamas, however, didn't
get its first track and field medal
until 1992 in Barcelona, Spain,
when Frank Rutherford came
through with the bronze in the
men's triple jump. Every year
since, the Bahamas has had at
least one medal at successive
The latest medallists were all
thrilled about their achievement
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silver medallist. I want to thank
everybody at Oral Roberts, Tul-
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Bahamas who supported us. I
love you guys. Thank you."
For Mathieu, who ran a 44.03
split to get the Bahamas in third
place on the second leg, he was
just "thankful to God for being a
part of this history-making team.
It was just truly great."
For Williams, whose split of
44.02 kept the team in third on
the third leg, there's no greater
feeling than being an Olympic
"I have two World Champi-
onship medals, now I have an
Olympic medal," he pointed out.
"This one is for the Bahamas. It
feels real good. I never had an

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Silver for Bahamas

Olympic medal. 2004, I didn't
realise what the Olympics was
"So I went back and now it
feel good to be an Olympic
The Grand Bahamian said he
probably weighs about 160
pounds because of the weight of
the medal that he added around
his neck.
Disappointed after the bronze
medal slipped away from him in
the 400 on a dive by American
David Neville that will be
remembered for a long time,

Brown said he's contented with
the relay silver medal.
"I really should have been
walking away from these games
with two medals, but the joker
dived across the line and took
my medal," Brown reflected.
"That's okay. I told him if he
wants it that bad, he can have
"My people in the country
know that I am a bronze medal-
list in the 400 and I will continue
having that in my mind and I'm
moving forward with this silver
medal with the team."

Bahamas top of the world
FROM page one
jumper Leevan 'Superman' Sands and by the men's 4 x 400 metres
relay team equal one medal for every 153,725 Bahamians.
This year's games in Beijing, China, constitute the third consec-
utive Olympiad in which the Bahamas, with a population just over
300,000, has won the per capital medal tally.
The Bahamas is followed by Jamaica in the medals per capital
With a population of 2.7 million, Jamaica climbed from sixth place
in the 2004 Athens Olympics to second place with 11 medals one
medal for every 254,939 Jamaicans.
Jamaica is also the Caribbean country to win the most medals in
this year's 29th Olympiad.
Iceland, with an estimated population of just over 300,000, was
also close on the Bahamas' heels in the medals per capital count.
However, its athletes were able to win only one silver medal.
The United States placed 46th in the medals per capital count with
100 medals.
Although the US won more medals in total, the host country of
China won more gold medals 51 of China's medals were gold,
while the US won 36 gold medals.
China placed 68th in the medal per capital table.

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Man drowns o
FROM page one
body ashore.
The man was wearing only shorts at the time of
his death.
Mr Evans said that police have a name for the
drowning victim, but are waiting to release it
until the man has been positively identified by a
family member.
As is customary, an autopsy will be carried out
to determine the exact cause of death.
Police are also investigating a stabbing inci-
dent which occurred on Farrington Road.
According to police, two men were arguing

iff Arawak Cay
while standing in the street at around 1pm on
Saturday when the incident took place.
The dispute became heated and one of the
men suddenly produced a knife.
He stabbed the other man, a 20-year-old resi-
dent of Farrington Road, in the "left chest area,"
'Mr Evans said.
The 20-year-old man is in stable condition in
The man responsible for the stabbing is still at
Mr Evans said police do not have an age or a
description of the suspect. However, investiga-
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SI lives despite some of them
being married with children.
.In reference to the con-
stable, sources indicate that
he may have been one of
the officers who first discov-
ered Taylor's body at his
Mountbatten House home
*on West Hill Street last
/ The other man, in his late
40s, was said to frequent
' Taylor's home "quite a lot",
and was known to even
ELEANOR (TOt(HE'I BiCKMAN HIGGS sleep there on occasions.
Eleanor B. Higgs died peacefully.on Sunday, the 27th However, it is unknown if
July, in Bluebell, PA. Mrs Higgs ('Touche' as she was he, like the foreign banker,
known to her family and friends in Nassau) was 92. frequente danumber of
-parties that Mr Taylor and
She was born in Net 1York City and first travelled to deceased College of the
Nassau in 1960 to marry the Hon. Godfrey W Higgs Bahamas professor Dr
She remained in Nassau until 1994, some 8 years Thaddeus McDonald once
after the passing of Mr Higgs in 1986. Mrs Higgs was attended.
a person of great energy. She will be remembered Taylor, 37, an internation-
particularly for her activities in support of the Naissiau ally-known handbag design-
Garden Club where she served as President She,.. er, was bdto
devoted much time also' to the Bahamas National batten Hous e, West Hill
batten House', West Hill.
Trust and was instrumental in many projects Street, two days after Dr
undertaken at the Retreat including the establishment McDonald;59,was found
of6 Jollification' event held each Nov betb s ":- bludgeoned todeath in his
: Hrggs served as Chairman of the Trus ..Retreat Queen Street guesthouse.
Committee. She is.survived in the U.S. by her Though police have not
daughters Nancy Beach and Anne Ritter and son-in- officially linked the two
law Dan Ritter, 4 grandchildren and 5 great has been widespread specu-
grandchildren In Nassau, she is survived by heritep nation there might be a con-
family: sons Peter Higgs and Geoffrey Higgs, nection between them as
daughters-in-law:' Judy Biggs, Colette Higgs and bothmenareallegedto
Joyce Higgs. 4 grandchildren and 7 great have been homosexuals.
grandchildren. No memorial service will be held in Mr Taylor was the second
Nassau, but should friends wish then donations may of four men killed over a
seven-month period since
be made in Mrs Higgs 'honour to the Bahama.,. 'last November to be identi-
* National Trust. fied as homosexual.



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The International Civil Aviation Organization requires that participating countries begin issuing
machine readable passports by April 2012. In 2007 The Bahamas became one of the first countries in the
Western Hemisphere to issue electronic or e-passports. The e-passport is the most secure travel document
that exists today. It is a machine readable document with a microchip which contains biometrics -that is,
biological features unique to an individual, such as facial characteristics and fingerprints.
Signatures and other personal data are also encoded in the chip.

The E-passport facilitates travel by: allowing automated identity verification,
faster immigration inspections and
greater border protection and security.

First Time Applicants for

Electronic Passports

* L. -

N N N 'N N.

One (1) completed application form
Three (3) passport size photographs (one must be countersigned along .with application fo
National Insurance Card
Child's Birth Certificate or Registered Affidavit of Birth Certificate
.. Child's Immunization Card (If requested)
Mother's Birth Certificate, and Passport or Proof of Citizenship (If requested)
.. Primary School Records (if requested)
An Interview
Parent or legal guardian must be present with applicant.
When using Father's documents, the Father's Birth Certificate, parents registered Marriage
;- qertiflca.te-and.Father's Passport.
One (1) completed application form
Three (3) passport-sized photographs (one must be countersigned along with Application fo
Natiorlal Insurance Card
Certificate of Citizenship or Registration, Certificate of Naturalization
Birth Certificate or Registered Affidavit of Birth and Baptismal Certificate
Mother's Birth Certificate and Passport (except if applicant was born after 9th July, 1973)
Registered Marriage Certificate (if a married woman)
An Interview
Search Card
Hospital Records
Baptismal Certificate
$4 00 Stamp on the Affidavit
Mother's 2irth Certificate along with. documents requested in your age group
The application must be authenticated and countersigned by one of the following persons who
been personally acquainted with the applicant for at least two (2) years:
A Marriage Officer
Medical Practitioner
Counsel and Attorney of the Supieme Court
Officer of or above the rank of Assistant Head of
Government Dept
A Bank Offcer
Justice of Feace.
Members of the applicant's immediate family are not authorized to countersign the appllcatior

For Applicants Whose Passports have

been Lost, Stolen or Damaged

Police Report
Completed appllcallon form Lcounterslgnea)
Thiee (3) pasport size photographs lone must be
countersigned along with application form)
* Drivers License or Voter s Card
* Nolional Insurance Cora
* Birir Certiricate OF Regisrered Affidavit or Biurn (if
* Moirer'; Birth Certificate
* An Interview

SFor Applicants for
;CertfctesOf dentty

p.?* .. One .(1) cqmplated application form (pourjnersIgned), ,

Appflcanfs original Birth Certificate or Registered Aflda nofW-ol '
rm) Immunizailon Card or Bapibnmal C rt1ficate
: 'Mother's Passport
Primary vSchool Recorias(if requested).
An Interview. .
Parent or legal guardian must be present itth pon.' ,.
S. When using Fatheri' documents. the'Falhedr'Bilh Ce .i.te, .
parentss registered-Mamage Certificare-and Paiher's ..Spot .
.* *be{.) completed application fofm . .
*, National'Insurance-Card ,
Expired CelrtIfcate of Identtty in good condllion.
School Record (where applicable)
Three (3) passport size photograph, (one must be counte *d'...
along with application form)
has '
An interview : .
Parent or legal guardian must be present.with ,pptc,, .
W* hen using FaIher's documenIs,. he Father s BirthCertfl ;.(en ;
registered Marriage Certtficaieand Father s Passport,
P4"" Cs arrappk nts aPpr'oacIh.-.g t, ,.-w
oaf kefrry lbe gramed Lefer from
-mnWgiaK'on L equied a pro of 'o,'no
n, opped top r ctw. N.-

An Interview
Parent or legal guardian must be oresentr viir,
When using Father s documents, the Father Birin
Certificate parents registered Moariage Cerfllicale
and Father's Passport.

Pick up a brochure and an application form from'the Passport Offices in
Nassau at Thompson Blvd and Freeport at National Insurance Building, East Mall,
Explorer Drive; also from Island Adminstrators' offices in The Family Islands.


242-322-PASS (7277) or 242-323-2528
Fax: 242-325-4832
Email: passportofflce@bahamas.gov.bs



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o High School Diploma plus 5 or more years experience a must
o Art Degree or Technical School Certificate required
o Demonstrated ability in graphic design and desktop publishing
o Applicant must have artistic skills in design and layout
o Must know how to work with commercial printers
o Must be able to execute designs/publications in standard computer
drawing and publishing software
o Prepare design layouts, specifications and mechanicals for brochures, ads,
journals, posters, signage, booklets and other printed and graphic materials.
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o Exhibit knowledge of commercial art methods, techniques, prepress, and
o Work independently and as part of a team
o Work under extreme deadline pressure and handle multiple assignments
o Monitor scheduling and overall job production and coordinate
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o Adhere to excellent organizational skills
o Excellent oral and written communication skills
o Enthusiastic with excellent customer service skills
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Employment Opportunity
-- Personal Banking Officer, Mortgage Branch

Commonwealth Bank is the premier Bahamian Bank with
branches located in New Providence, Abaco and Grand Bahama.
We are committed to delivering superior quality service, to
training and developing our employees, to creating value for our
shareholders and to promoting economic growth and stability in
the community.


* Interviewing mortgage and other-credit applicants in a
professional, timely and efficient manner while ensuring
the necessary financial and supporting information is on
hand for efficient loan processing.
Adding value to your customers' portfolio of financial services
by actively promoting, marketing, building and cross selling all
deposit/investment and consumer credit business. Consistently
provide highly courteous customer service in an informed and
thorough manner. Assist the manager in attaining the targets
incorporated in the Branch's financial plan.
Maintaining and overseeing a portfolio of High Value or
Premier customers and assisting the Manager in oversight of
the branch's commercial portfolio.

Five years commercial banking experience with at least two years
experience in Lending
Strong leadership skills
Ability to deal tactfully with customers.
Strong communication skills both written and oral
Commitment to Customer Service Excellence
Strong sales abilities
Excellent PC skills (MS Word, MS Excel)
Some Accounting knowledge is helpful but not essential

Commonwealth Bank is a Great place to work! We offer an
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" Commonwealth Bank sincerely thanks all applicants for
their interest in becoming a part of our Bank, however,
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FROM page one

Democratic and Republica
national conventions.
During these two conven-
tions, which are slated tco
begin today in Denver, andi
in St Paul, Minneapolis, o
September 1, Senator
Barack Obama (D) anc
John McCain (R) wil
define their candidacies anc
launch campaigns that wil
carry them into the US gen
eral election.
While many US media
houses will undoubtedly
be offering live coverage
of the event, GEMS co-
CEO Debbie Bartlett said
their team of political and
legal professionals will be
bringing a uniquely
Bahamian flavour to the
By interviewing political
leaders and experts in
both the Republican and
Democratic parties, Mrs
Bartlett said that the
Bahamas will benefit from
better understanding how
the country will be affect-
ed if either Senators Oba-
ma or McCain were elect-
ed president.
Among the delegation
travelling to provide cov-
erage of both conventions
will be the well-known
.political strategist for the
FNM Ivoine Ingraham,
PLP Senator Jerome-
Fitzgerald, PLP MP for
South Andros Picewell
Forbes, GEMS co-CEO
Debbie Bartlett, and
Shenna Carol. Additional-
ly, local businessman and
activist Paul Moss will be
joining the team along
with attorneys Cheryl
Bazard, Ramona
Farqharson and Maurice
Greene. `
Listeners will be able to
follow the GEMS broad-
cast on their frequency
105.9FM, and on their
website www.gemsba-
hamas.com. GEMS has
also scored the rights to
reach millions of listeners
via their partnership with
the Sheraton Broadcasting
Network and the America
Urban Network.
For those who wish to
interact and pose ques-
tions they wish to be a.i'd
during the convention are
advised to contact GEMS
headquarters for further



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MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2008, PAGE 19



PEOPLE WAVE Serbian and Jamaican flags
during a concert before the unveiling of a stat-
ue of late Jamaican reggae music legend Bob
Marley, in the Serbian village of Banatski Soko-
lac, some 90 km north of Belgrade. early yes-
terday. "We are honoured to announce that the
first monument in Europe of the reggae legend
Bob Marley.created by Croatian artist Davor
Dukic is erected in Banatski Sokolac." the organ-
isers of the two-day Rock Village festival said
Last year, two other Serbian villages put up
statues of Johnny Weissmuller, the late actor
famed for his role as Tarzan and Sylvester Stal-
lone, famous for the film character Rocky Bal-

A MAN displays a banner showing
Bob Marley prior to unveiling of a
statue of late Jamaican reggae
music legend Bob Marley, in the
Serbian village of Banatski Soko-
lac, some 90 km north of Bel-
grade, early yesterday.

M (AP Photo/
Srdjan Ilic)


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reMnewble sources an one of the idlonds within SC' area of supply to;
Friday Septmber 1w2th, 200
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comprehensive detail* to allow the following areas to be evoluated;

S 1) Experence and past performance of the company on similar project,
II) Capablity of the company to undertake the project with respect to peronnel,
oqufpm t, struluro, organization and final resources
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Top retailer eyes downsize

as electric bill hits $15,000

Tribune Business Editor

business is assessing
whether to close one
of its stores or down-
size staff numbers
after the monthly electricity bill for its
largest outlet hit $15,000, as many
Bahamian retailers now face energy
costs that match their regular lease
Steven Hoffer, an owner of Hoffer
& Sons, which owns the Hoffer Sport
store, told Tribune Business that
between May-July 2008, that outlet's
monthly electricity bill had increased
from $6,000 to $10,000, before hitting
$15,000 in the latter month. That rep-

* Hoffer & Sons says at present rate, annual energy bill will be $250,000,
and 'can't expect someone to stay in business' at those prices
* Retailer says likely to close one, of three Bay Street outlets
* NTDB chair urges VAT tax, saying current structure encourages Bahamians to go to Miami
* Says system not geared to producing top quality retail in Bahamas, undermining tourism experience

resents a 150 per cent increase in two
Mr Hoffer said that at present elec-
tricity rates, when the two other Bay
Street stores and Cable Beach outlet
that they owned were added to the
mix, the company was paying around
$250,000 per annum for energy alone.
Describing this situation as "fairly

ridiculous", Mr Hoffer said total
monthly electricity costs for the three
downtown stores were now running at
around $20,000-$21,000 per month,
with the Cable .Beach store account-
ing for another $4,000.
To add insult to injury, he told Tri-
bune Business he was waiting for writ-
ten verification from the Bahamas

Electricity Corporation (BEC), hav-
ing been told that the company owed
a further $28,000 as a result of being
under-billed for six months since
December 2007.
"You can't expect someone to stay
in business paying $15,000 a month
for a retail store," Mr Hoffer said.
"That's quite a bit of money for elec-

tricity. I'm going to have to choose
between closing a couple of stores,
making them smaller or reducing staff
numbers. BEC is a crunch, a real
He added that one of the three
downtown Bay Street stores was "def-
SEE page 4B

Chinese want to 'be Top green resort's expansion to

a part of' Baha Mar give 20-30% growth in revenues

Business Reporter
investors regard
the $2.6 billion
Baha Mar
Cable Beach
expansion as
they would like
) to be a part of", ..
a senior execu-
tive with the resort developer
told Tribune Business, after
the two sides held a successful

Kerzner: 60-'

series of meetings.
Speaking with Tribune Busi-
ness, Don Robinson, president
of Baha Mar Resorts, said the
Chinese delegation had
expressed strong interest in
the project.
"They believe that it is
.something that they would like
to be a part of," he said.
Mr Robinson: said the cur-
rent economic climate had
made the search for ana;quit.
partner replacement for Har-
rah's challenging, but he
SEE page 5B

75 interviews

to get right candidate

PI resorts owner highlights education
and workforce deficiencies
Business Reporter
KERZNER International's chief executive has said that for
every position that needs to be filled at its Paradise Island prop-
erties, the company often has to interview between 60-75 persons
before it finds a suitable candidate.
Again highlighting the deficiencies in the Bahamian education
system, and the need to produce a highly qualified workforce,
Paul O'Neil told a group of educators last week that interview-
ing between 60-75 persons for every post that became avail-
able at Atlantis, the One & Only
Ocean Club and other Paradise SEE page 2B


Q2 profits


$5.40 to just

sso $5.37 BISX-listed insurer blames
death claims increase
for 26.7 benefits rise
Says $1.9m turnaround
in unrealised investment
gains behind 39%
profit drop in 2008
first half
Tribune Business Editor
FamGuard Corporation, the
BISX-listed parent of life and
SEE page 6B

Tribune Business Editor
A BAHAMAS resort regarded as a sus
tainable tourism model has closed its door:
until" at least Christmas time to undergo
several "upgrades", its owner telling Tri
bune Business that the addition of three
bungalow units will increase revenues b
20-30 per cent and make its economies o
scale "more palatable".
Mike Hartman, owner of South Andros
based Tiamo Resorts;,said thn while the
existing hotel would "never make me a
multi-millionaire", he hoped to take the
experience gained from the property's

Owner says extra bungalows to give economies
of scale and make returns 'more palatable', but
s Tiamo will 'never make me a multi-millionaire'
o Looking to take Tiamo concept to two
ey other Bahamas islands with expanded size



development and translate it into possi-
bly two larger, eco-friendly resorts in the
-Bahamas .
"The site we have now does allow for
limited growth," Mr Hartman told Tri-
bune Business. "It allows us to increase

revenues by 20-30 per cent through adding
two or three more units.
--"It-{Tiamo] will never make me a multi-
millionaire. In the 14 unit range is where
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share price advance, and three
remained unchanged.
A total of 33,483 shares
changed hands, the lowest
trading volume in three
months, representing a signifi-
cant decrease of 13,389 shares
or -28.57 per cent from last
week's trading activity of
Commonwealth Bank
(CBL) led this week's market
advance with 27,283 of its
shares trading, rising by $0.06
or 0.88 per cent and recaptur-
ing some of its loss from last
week, closing at $6.88.
Freeport Concrete (FCC) fol-
lowed with 3,000 shares trad-
ing, ending the week
unchanged at $0.44. Some
2,200 shares of Colina Hold-
ings (Bahamas) (CHL) and
1,000 shares of Cable
Bahamas (CAB) also traded
this week, closing unchanged
at $2.88 and $14.11, respec-
Earnings Releases
Colina Holdings (Bahamas)
(CHL) released its unaudited
financial results for the quar-
ter ending June 30, 2008. For
the quarter, CHL reported a
net income of $1.4 million,
compared to a net loss of
$710,000 in the 2007 second

Total revenues stood at $38
million, a decline of $3 million
or 7.29 per cent from $41 mil-
lion for the same period in
2007, while total benefits and
expenses declined by $5.1 mil-
lion or 12.3 per cent to $36.3
million, compared to $41.4M
for the comparative period.
CHL experienced reduced
premium revenues and bene-
fits expense during the quarter
in comparison to 2007. Net
premium revenue of $31.4 mil-
lion declined by $1.88 million
5.7 per cent quarter-over-
quarter, while net policyhold-
ers' benefits of $22.9 million
declined by $2.75 million or
10.7 per cent. Reduced total
expenses in the quarter were
also partially due to lower
general & administrative
expenses of $7.3 million,
which declined by $887,000 or
10.8 per cent from the 2007
second quarter.
For the most recent quarter,
basic earnings per ordinary
share stood at $0.04 versus a
loss of $0.05 in 2007. CHL
attributes its favourable
results primarily to reducing
its general and administrative
expenses and streamlining
their efficiencies.
Total assets and liabilities
stood at $466 million and $384
million respectively, compared
to $463 million and $382 mil-
lion at year-end 2007.

The Bahamian

Stock Market








Consolidated Water Company BDRs (CWCB) declared a
quarterly dividend of $0.013 per share, payable on November 7,
2008, to all shareholders of record date September 30, 2008.
FOCOL Holdings (FCL) announced it will be extending the
deadline of its private placement offering. The preferred shares
will be paying a dividend rate of prime + 1.75 per cent, payable




to get right


FROM page 1B

Island, properties was an
immense challenge.
He said the demands being
. laced on w asan already
S tedBaham labour pool
were immense-considering--
that Kerzner International
had more than 9,000 employ-
ees, with Baha Mar projected
to have almost the same
Mr O'Neil hinted at further
Kerzner expansions in the
Bahamas, saying: "As we
expand and develop the
resort, we will need more and
more qualified workers."
Therefore, he said it was
vital that future Bahamian stu-
dents embraced what he called
the CAREER acronym to
ensure they were well pre-
pared to enter the tourism
Mr O'Neil explained that
CAREER stood for: C con-
fidence; A attitude; R -
respect. He said that respect
for members of the opposite
sex had been challenging for
some male employees at the
Atlantis Aqua Venture facili-
ty, who had to be let go for
harassing some of the female
Mr O'Neil said E stood for
concern about education lev-
els, in particular when it came
to maths, English and comput-
er literacy. E also stood for
Energy, and R stood for hav-
ing real patience.
Mr O'Neil said that finding
persons who have these quali-
ties, who have not been in
trouble with the law and have
the appropriate social skills,
had been very challenging,
"We have a lot of work to
do and we must all work
together," he said.
Mr O'Neil said that as it
relates to service, the Paradise
Island resorts compare
favourably with other top
brands such as the Ritz-Carl-
ton, although they have seen
some issues with staff attitudes
in recent months that will be

. -..... ..






15% of Baha Mar

staff have chosen

'wrong profession'

Tribune Business
SOME 15 per cent of staff
working in Baha Mar's Cable
Beach Resorts hotels should not
be in the profession, a senior
executive has said, the compa-
ny's key task being to influence
the 60 per cent majority who
are 'sitting on the fence'.
Speaking to educators at the
closing of the 2008 Industry
Internship for Educators Work-
shop and Certificate Presenta-
tion, Don Robinson, president
of Baha Mar Resorts, said that
unless staff have been exposed

to levels of service provided at
hotels around the world, it was
difficult to translate the reality
of guest expectations to staff
At Baha Mar's resorts, the
Sheraton and.the Wyndham, he
said about 20- 25 per cent of his
employees can work anywhere
in the world in the hotel indus-
try. Some 60 per cent were on
the fence, and the remaining 15
per cent have clearly chosen the
wrong profession. Mr Robinson
said the hotel's challenge was
really the direction the 60 per
cent will be influenced in.
In an effort to enhance the
exposure of their staff, Mr
Robinson said Baha Mar has

Quality oduc aor uttes & fas
Quality product, affordable prices & fast

put in place mentorship
progammes and internship pro-
grammes that will allow staff
members to gain valuable expe-
rience in Starwood properties
around the world.
Also attending the session
was J Barrie Farrington, presi-
dent of the Bahamas Hotel
Employers Association, who
pointed out that it was truly sad
that hotel jobs were considered
the careers of last resort. He
pointed out that the industry
was dynamic, with many oppor-
tunities for employment.
He pointed out that the only
way to get high quality employ-
ees was through "education,
education and education.
Therefore, Mr Farrington asked
the educators in attendance to
create lessons that tap into the
imagination of their students
and instill in them the excel-
lence required.
He said the entire landscape
of tourism has changed, and
that service will separate the
Bahamas from other destina-
Even though more Bahami-
ans are being given training and
opportunities in the industry,
Mr Farrington said that now
was not the time to rest on one's
One of the biggest challenges
facing Bahamian hotels was that
their staff were not exposed to
the level of service provided at
comparable hotels around the

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FROM page 1B

expressed total confidence that
Baha Mar will find an investor
who will take on all aspects of
the project. He said Baha Mar
was still determined that the
project continue as planned
with no scale back.
"We want it to look just like it
does in the models that you
see," he said. "It is just a matter
of time before we find an
investor. We are looking for
someone to assist with the cur-
rent design in its entirety,
although we will certainly have
no objections if they want to
tweak something or add some-

Mr Robinson said that even
Harrah's withdrew, the design
never changed.
"The only things that we did
were to remove those elements
that were exclusive to the Cae-
sar brand, such as the columns
on the buildings, but that is it,"
he explained.
Mr Robinson added that
while the search for funding
continues, the work on the pro-
ject is progressing much more
He said construction work
was at a standstill, and resort
officials were using the time to
develop their training pro-
grammes for staff- particularly

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Mr Robinson said that as the
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on stream so that Bahamians
can benefit from the employ-
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lenges Baha Mar had to face
due to the current economic cli-
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difficult decision to let go sev-
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said Baha Mar had worked with
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Leading the UBSI Service Desk in Nassau.

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health insurer, Family
Guardian, saw its 2008 second
quarter profits plummet to just
$88,641 compared to $2.153 mil-
lion the year before, largely due
to a 26.7 per cent spike in ben-
efits paid-out.
Norbert Boissiere, Fam-
Guard's chairman, in his com-
munication to shareholders,
blamed an increase in traumat-
ic death claims those related
to traffic fatalities and violence
- for the slump in the compa-
ny's net income.
Total benefits paid out in the
three months to June 30, 2008,
totalled $12.059 million, com-
pared to just $9.519 million the
2007 second quarter.
With operating expenses also
increasing by 12.3 per cent, from
$3.96 million in 2007 to $4.445
million in the 2008 comparative
period, there was little surprise
that Family Guardian's total
benefits and expenses for the
three months to June 30, 2008,
rose by 17.8 per cent to $19.438
million. This compared to

$16.495 million in 2007.
The benefits and expenses
increase was almost quadruple
the increase in Family
Guardian's second quarter net
revenues, which rose by 4.7 per
cent to $19.527 million, com-
pared to $18.649 million the
year before.
Top-line growth, in terms of
net premium revenue and
deposits, was up 10.2 per cent
for the 2008 second quarter,
standing at $17.524 million,
compared to $15.906 million.
Patricia Hermanns, Family
Guardian's president, was said
to be out of office for the day on
Friday, and did not return Tri-
bune Business's call seeking
Nevertheless, for the 2008
first half; Family Guardian -
and by extension, FamGuard -
saw net income drop by 39 per
cent to $3.025 million, com-
pared to the $4.959 million
gained in the 2007 comparative
Mr Boissiere blamed almost
all the $1.9 million difference
on the performance of the
Bahamian equities market, as
the value of many BISX-listed

Legal Notice


(a) TRIATHLON CORPORATION LTD. is in dissolution under the
provisions of the International Business Companies Act 2000.

(b) The Dissolution of said Company commenced on August 21, 2008
when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted and registered by the
Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Shakira Burrows of 2nd Terrace
West, Centreville, Nassau, Bahamas.

(d) All persons having Claims against the above-named Company are re-
quired on or before the 6th day of October, 2008 to send their names and
addresses and particulars of their debts or claims to the Liquidator of the
company or, in default thereof, they may be excluded from the benefit of
any distribution made before such debts are proved.

August 25, 2008


Legal Notice

(No.45 of 2000)
In Voluntary liquidation

"Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137
(4) of the International Business Companies Act (No. 45 of

shares declined in the 2008 first
half. This compared to the
appreciations many had enjoyed
in the 2007 comparative peri-
"The buoyancy of the equi-
ties market last year boosted
our net income by $1.1 million,"
Mr Boissiere wrote. "In the first
six months of 2008, however,
the local equities market has
shown sustained weakness, and
as a result the value of our equi-
ties portfolio declined by
$817,000 through June 30,2008.
"This swing in the value of
our portfolio over the past 12
months accounts for $1.9 mil-
lion of the reduction in net
income against prior year-to-
For the 2008 first half, total
benefits paid out by Family
Guardian increased by 21.4 per
cent, from $18.43 million in 2007
to $22.368 million, while oper-
ating expenses rose by 8.5 per
cent to $8.539 million, from
$7.868 million..
As a result, total benefits and
expenses increased by 12.5 per
cent to $36.412 million, com-
pared to $32.373 million.
From a top-line perspective

there was better news, as net
premium revenue and deposits
for the six months to June 30,
2008, increased by 11.1 per cent
to $35.347 million, compared to
$31.809 million the year before.
Investment income was ahead
11.1 per cent, with total earn-
ings up 5.6 per cent at $39.1437
million, compared to $37.332
Mr Boissiere attributed the
$4.7 million premium income
growth during the 2008 first half
to "strong growth" in Family
Guardian's group health and
ordinary life business.
Growth in new business sin
the group health category
"more than doubled the volume
of new business sales recorded
through June 30, 2007".
The FamGuard chairman
said there had been "a steady
increase in new accounts" since
the company launched its FG
Financial and FG Capital Mar-
kets subsidiaries, focusing on
pension, mutual fund and bro-
kerage and advisory services.
Three new life insurance
products were also launched in
the company's Home Service
Division in July.

commencement of dissolution is the 29th day of

The date of
April 2008.

Slaney Limited
80 Broad Street
Monrovia, Liberia

Substituted Service of the Summons below is hereby effected on the Defendant
Michael Colln Quirke pursuant to the Order of the Learned .Deputy Registrar Mrs.
Marilyn Meeres dated the 29th day of Hay A.D., 2008, a copy of which Order is
available for collection by the Defendant at the chambers of Clinton Sweeting
O'Brien, 303 Shirley Street, Nassau, Bahamas, Attorneys for the Plaintiff.
Common Law & Equity Side
l -Plaintiff

Regislrai bTte Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas in
chambers at the Supreme Court precincts, Nassau, Bahamas on
j.11i the L day of A. D. 2008on thehearing
of an apliation by the Plaintiff pursuant to Order 77, Rule 5 of the Rules of
the Supreme Court,
That. no Appearance having been entered by or on behalf of the Defendant
to the Writ of Summons filed in these proceedings on the 25* of June 2007,
the Plaintiff has leave to file Judgment in these proceedings for the relief
claimed in the Writ and costs to be taxed if not agreed.
Dated the 24th day of June A. D. 2008

TO: The Defendant, by substituted service pursuant to the Order of the Deputy
Registrar dated the 29* of May 2008.

Common Law & Equity Side





CLE/GEN No. 00827

303 Shirley Street
Nassau, Bahamas
Attorneys for the Plaintiff

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BISX ALL SHARE INDEX: i CLOSE 1.805.05 I CHG -5.87 I %CHG--Q.32 I YTD -261.70 I YTD% -12.616
FINDEX-' .. CLOSE 000.00 | YTIi% -10.04% I 2007 28.29%
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"."ca 1.51 Aacc rr.ets 1 61 1.61 00 O 135 0000 13'4 0 .:. -
11.80 11.60 Bahamas Property Fund 11.80 11.80 0.00 1.061 0.200 11.1 1.69%
9.65 8.50 Bank of Bahamas 8.50 8.50 0.00 0.643 0.160 13.2 1.88%
0.99 0.85 Benchmark 0.89 0.89 0.00 -0.823 0.020 N/M 2.26%
3.74 3.49 Bahamas Waste 3.49 3.49 0.00 0.209 0.090 16.7 2.58%
2 70 1.57 Fidelity Bank 2.37 2.37 0.00 0.055 0.040 43.1 1.69%
14.11 10.75 Cable Bahamas 14.11 14.11 0.00 1,000 1.224 0.240 11.5 1.70%
3.15 2.74 Colina Holdings 2.88 2.88 0.00 2,200 0.046 0.040 62.6 1.39%
8.50 4.80 Commonwealth Bank (S1) 7.00 6.88 -0.12 15,283 0.449 0.300 15.3 4.36%
b 88 3.20 Consolidated Water BDRs 4.41 4.60 0.19 0.122 0.052 37.7 1.13%
3.00 2.25 Doctor's Hospital 2.75 2.75 0.00 0.308 0.040 8.9 1.45%
8.10 6.02 Famguard 8.10 8.10 0.00 0.535 0.280 15.1 3.46%
13.01 12.50 Finco 12.50 12.50 0.00 0.650 0.570 19.2 4.56%
14.75 11.54 FirstCaribbean Bank 11.55 11.55 0.00 0.550 0.450 21.0 3.90%
6.10 5.05 Focol (S) 5.50 5.50 0.00 0.385 0.140 14.3 2.568%
1 00 1.00 Focol Class B Preference 1 00 1.00 0.00 0.000 0.000 N/M 0.00%
1.00 0.41 Freeport Concrete 0.44 0.44 0.00 0.035 0.000 12.6 0.00%
8.00 5.50 ICD Utilities 5.57 5.57 0.00 0.407 0.300 13.7 5.39%
12.50 8.60 J. S. Johnson 12.00 12.00 0.00 1.023 0.620 11.7 5.17%
1(C' on ,0 F.'P.-ier Real Esta 10 .0 01C*0 000 v 180 0 0uO .5 6 O 0 OO'.
Fidelity Over-Trre-Counter Securities
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8.00 6.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 6.00 6.25 6.00 0.000 0.480 NM 7.80%
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Cona Over.- The-C.,ournter Securities
41.00 41.00 ABDAB 41.00 43.00 41.00 -1 4'5 0 "50 9 0 6 70 :
14.60 14.00 Bahamas Supermarkets 14.60 15.60 14.00 1.160 0.900 13.4 6.16%
0 55 0.40 RND Holdings 045 0.55 0.45 -0.023 0.000 N/M 0.00%
BISX L sted Mutual Funds
52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Fur.. ri-..me ri Irc," 1u.-SI 'Z r.l,;.-.ir.s EIi veld:
1.3320 1.2652 Col na Bond Fund 1.331954** 3.09% 5.27%
3.0008 2.8869 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 3.015033"""".. -0.48% 8.11%
1.4075 1.3493 Colina Money Market Fund 1.407540* ... 2.36% 4.32%
3.7969 3.3971 Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund 3.5562-..... -6.34% 6.47%
12.3289 11.7116 Fidelity Prime Income Fund 12.3289- ... 3.32% 5.75%
100.0000 100.0000 CFAL Global Bond Fund 100.00*"
100.9600 99.9566 CFAL Global Equity Fund 100.96"** 1.01% 1.01%
1.0000 1.0000 CFAL High Grade Bond Fund 1.00"**
10.5000 9 4733 Fidelity International Investment Fund 9.4733-.... -9.78% -9.78%
1 0110 1.0000 FG Financial Preferred income Fund 1.0110"** 1.10% 1.10%
1.0119 1.0000 FG Financial Growth Fund 1.0062* C.62% 0.62%
10098 1 'C'0"? F -3 a.,:,ai Di.es..fed F.j-,.5 ..,-.. -*0 98% 0-98%
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52wk-Hi Hirasl close I., price in last 52 weeks Bid Buying price of Colina and Fidelity 31 ODcerner 2007
12wk -L Lowes closIlg price in last 52 weks Aak $ Sellin price of Colina and fidelity o" 30 June 2000
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P/E Closing price dhvdiJ-d by ihe lost 12 month earrnygs FINDEX The Fidelity Bahanma Stock Index January 1. 1994 =' 100
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Street in the Southern District of the Island of New
Providence one of the Islands of The Commonwealth
of the Bahamas, deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having
any claim or demand against the above Estate are
required to send the same duly certified in writing to
the Undersigned on or before Friday the 21st of No--
vember A.D., 2008 after which date the Executrix
will proceed to distribute the assets having only to
the calims of which she shall then have had notice.

AND NOTICE is hereby also given that all perosns
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Resort's expansion

to give 20-30 per cent

growth in revenues

FROM page 1B

things start to look well from
an economies of scale stand-
point. It starts to give us a more
palatable bottom line."
Mr Hartman described
Tiamo, whose bungalows are
located on a 12-acre site, set
amid 125 acres of preserved
wilderness, as being a little too
small to generate the best eco-
nomic rate of return.
"But rather than dramatical-
ly change that product, I want
to take what we've learned
there to scale up to 25-30 units
in a couple of places elsewhere
in the country," he explained.
Mr Hartman previously cre-
ated the Tiamo Development
Corporation to work on devel-
oping other sustainable, eco-
friendly resorts in the Bahamas.
"It's a very big goal of mine,"
he explained. "It's a plan. I
don't have anything concrete,
but I myself believe there is a
much larger market [for green
eco-friendly tourism] than what
we've taken advantage of at this
"We have a product [at
Tiamo] that is transferable to
.other destinations in the Fami-
ly Islands. I don't have all the
partners lined up yet, and am

seeking partners interested in
doing that. Everybody is a little
.bit afraid of it in the Bahamas
and the Caribbean, although the
world is passing us by.
"It's difficult to convince
investors in such a risky place
[as the Bahamas], but we'll be
removing the risk by making
the product more self-sustain-
able and improving the envi-
Mr Hartman, who would not
divulge the likely dollar amount
to be invested in the Tiamo
upgrade, said "not all the details
are lined up"'and were still
being worked out.
"It requires financing, mate-
rials and all those things," Mr
Hartman said. "'It takes some
timing, planning and shipping.
South Andros is one of the few
places without regular ship-
He added that he was "still
working through some financing
issues", pointing out that it was
difficult to obtain debt financing
amid the wreckage of the glob-
al liquidity/credit crunch.
The current plans, though,
involved increasing Tiamo's 11
bungalows by another two or

The Public is hereby advised that I, EYVONNE FINLEY of 24A
Langton Lane, Grand Bahama, Bahamas, intend to change my
name to YVONNETEARIA SWEETING. If there are, any objections
to this change of name by Deed Poll, you may write such
objections to the Deputy Chief Passport Officer, P.O.Box F-
43536, Grand Bahama, Bahamas no later than thirty (30) days
after the date of the publication of this notice.

Legal Notice

(a) AURELIO FUND LIMITED is in dissolution under the provisions of
the International Business Companies Act 2000.
(b) The Dissolution of said Company commenced on August 22, 2008
when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted and registered by
the Registrar General.
(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Lakeisha. Collie.of 2nd.Terace .....-
West, Ceitreville,"Nassau, Bahamas.
(d) All persons having Claims against the above-named Company are
required on or before the 19th day of September, 2008 to send their
names and addresses and particulars of their debts or claims to the
Liquidator of the company or, in default thereof, they may be excluded
from the benefit of any distribution made before such debts are proved.
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three units, upgrading its ameni-
ties, docks and guest access to
the water, and enhancing the
resort's solar power system.
Tiamo's electricity supply is
100 per cent from alternative
energy sources, and the resort
has a generation capacity of
130,000 watts, with a battery
storage facility totaling 4,075
amp hours.
Mr Hartman, though, said:
. "We've been on the verge of
outgrowing the solar power sys-
tem with the electricity needs
we have."
He added that the date for
Tiamo's re-opening would
become clearer within the next
few months. "I'm hoping we
catch the New Year break, but
I'm not certain about that," Mr
Hartman said. "If we can't hit
that, we'll take advantage of a
slow January and hit the end of
January/beginning of February.
As you know, things in the
Bahamas don't go as planned."
"We've taken advantage of
our normal annual closing,
which is two to two-and-a-half
months. Right now, we would
normally be closed anyway, but
we're not taking reservations
for the fall season. Normally,
we would re-open in mid-Octo-
"It's a small gap in our efforts
to promote sustainable tourism

in this country."
Meanwhile, Mr Hartman
confirmed information reach-
ing Tribune Business that fel-
low South Andros resort, the
33-unit Emerald Palms proper-,
ty, had been sold.
Mr Hartman had operated
that property under a manage-
ment contract for 18 months but
its owner, the estate of late
Freeport-based businessman,
Arne Pedersen, had found a
buyer for the resort earlier this
year.. It is understood that the
acquiring group also bought an
option Mr Hartman held to buy.
Emerald Palms.
Although declining to iden-
tify the buyer, Mr Hartman con-,
firmed one had "been found".
"They have taken it over with
effect from. April 1 this year,.
and have gone through the
Government approvals process.
All the details are being worked
out," he told Tribune Business.
It is understood that Mr Ped-
ersen's estate were looking for a
price of around $5 million. Sep-
arately, sources told Tribune
Business that Emerald Palms'.
new owner was a consortium
featuring unidentified Canadian
and Indian investors. A call to
their attorney, Philip McKen-
zie of Davis & Co, seeking corn
ment was not returned on Fri-
day afternoon.

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praises relay

team after

medal win
Senior Sports
BEIJING, China: Team
manager Foster Dorsett
had nothing but praise for
the Bahamas men's 4 x
400 metre relay team of
Andretti Bain, Michael
Mathieu, Andrae
Williams and Chris 'Bay'
Brown after- their silver
medal performance on
Saturday night at the
Bird's Nest.
"Before the race, they
were confident that they
were going to win the
medal," Dorsett said.
"They really wanted the
gold, but realistically they
knew that they were going
to get a medal.
"They left everything on
the track. So I'm very
proud of them. This was
really a good conclusion
to these Olympics. We are
going home with a second
medal a silver. Hats off
to the six guys, including
the two who helped to get
them to the final and the
four who ran in the final."
The two were Avard
Moncur and Ramon
Miller. .
Dorsett said the man-
agement team'was quite
pleased with the team's
performance and the
coaching staff really
appreciated the way they
cooperated. He said it was
like a family atmosphere,
so he had nothing'but
praise for them.

When putting the entire
team's performance in
perspective, Dorsett said
it was the best that the
athletes could produce at
the time they competed.
"We had some disap-
pointing performances. I
know Derrick (Atkins)
wanted to get a medal, but
he didn't get into the final,
as did Chandra (Sturrup)
and Donald (Thomas),'
Dorsett pointed out.
"But when you look at
the fact that Debbie (Fer-
guson-McKenzie) got into
two finals and we ended
up with two medals from
Leevan (Sands) and the
men's 4 x 4 team, we have
to be pleased."
Track and field is a .
sport where there are days
when "you will perform"
and "there are days when
you won't perform,"
Dorsett said. "So'the only
thing you can do is give it
your best.
"I think they all went out
there and showed true grit,
trying to come through for
the Bahamas. It was a good
Olympics for us. We had a
chance to come through
with three medals, but
SEE page two



smhin es for the sil

Senior Sports Reporter
BEIJING, China: They went into the XXIX,
Olympic Games as the second ranked 4 x 400
metre relay team and they came out with the sil-
ver for the second medal for the Bahamas on
-Saturday night.
In the words of anchor man Chris 'Bay'
Brown, the team "pulled a silver egg out of the
Bird's Nest," referring to the name of the mag-
hificent 90,000 seat National Stadium that was
filled to capacity.
The team of Andretti Bain, Michael Mathieu,
Andrae Williams and Brown produced a time of
two minutes and 58.03 seconds as they came in
second behind the United States, who stopped
the clock in 2:55.39 to shatter the previous
American record of 2:55.74 set in Barcelona,
Spain in 1992.
Brown, had to hold off the Russian Federa-
tion's Denis Alexeev (43,56) as they came with-
in a whisker of the Bahamas for the bronze with
a national record in the process.
It was an emotional time for the team as well
as alternate Ramon Miller was grieving the loss
of his father, Val Heastie. But they knew that
history was on their side and they didn't want to
get left off the podium as the Bahamas did in

Athens, Greece in 2004 with a fourth place fin-
Bain, who popped off with a split of 45.92
that put the Bahamas in sixth place on the first
exchange, said he just knew that he had to go out
and set it all up for the rest of his teammates.
"Our motto was to make it as easy as possible
for the next man," he said. "Thankfully, we
were able to do that. My teammates did an
excellent job and we owe it all to God. This is
great. We love the Bahamas and we're going
home with an Olympic silver medal."
Making up the stagger on the second leg with
his split of 44.04 to bring the Bahamas in third
place, Mathieu said it was "truly spectacular. I
just want to thank God. I think I ran a great leg
and I gave it my all. I thank God for giving me
the strength. "
When he got the baton, Williams ran a split of
4.02 that enabled the Bahamas to maintain its
third place position on the third leg.
"1 just want to say that God is good. I believed
in myself and I know that I had the talent," he
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Team manager
FROM page one
Chris (Brown) just missed
out on his bronze (in the
400). So we have to be proud
of this team."
Larry 'Doc' Davis, who
attended his final Olympic
in the capacity as the Secre-
tary General of the Bahamas
Olympic Association, said
the entire Olympics was fan-
tastic for the Bahamas.
"The Bahamas has put on
a very good showing. The
two medals we got from Lee-
van and the men's 4 x 4, was
very good for us," Davis
said. "The relay was quite
interesting at the end as
Chris Brown made that final-
ly surge at the end.
"I think for him, that made
up for the 400 where it was
the opposite when the
American just got ahead of
him for the bronze.
"This time, he turned the
tables as he had on for the
silver. We must congratulate
him and the rest of the
Davis said the perfor-
mances bode well for the
Bahamas going into the 2012
Olympics in London and he
wished all of the athletes
every success as they gear up
for it.
Members of the team left
Beijing today for their vari-
ous destinations in the Unit-
ed States.
The only one expected
home is Ramon Miller, who
will be returning for the
funeral service of his father,
Val Heastie. Funeral
arrangements have not been
released, but Dorsett said
the Bahamas Association of
Athletic Associations offers
its condolences to Miller and
his family.

after the da

Senior Sports Reporter
BEIJING, China: The men's 4 x
400 metre relay had mixed emo-
tions winning the silver medal per-
formance at the XXIX Olympic
Not only did they wanted to help
Chris 'Bay' Brown get over the dis-
appointment of having the 400
bronze medal snatched from him
on the infamous dive by American
David Neville, but they also had to
help Ramon Miller get over the
grief of losing his father.
On Friday as Miller was running
in the preliminaries of the relay at
the Bird's Nest, his father, Val
Heastie, passed away. Miller had
gotten the word about his father
getting a stroke the day before. But
he was still content on running, not
knowing that his father had even-
tually died.
"At first, I still didn't believe it,
but everybody told me he died,"
Miller said. "It hasn't hit me yet.
I'm just taking one thing at a time.
I'm at the Olympics now, so I will
deal with this and then I will go
Miller, who sat out in the final
as the team of Andretti Bain,
Michael Mathieu, Andrae Williams
and Chris 'Bay' Brown came in sec-
ond behind the United States and
just ahead of Russia,-said his father
was behind him 100 per cent and
he would have liked to have the'
opportunity to watch him run.
Taking the time out to just enjoy
the silver medal success of the team,
Miller said he's coping as best as
he can.
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rallying around him, offered their
condolences and wished him and
his family every success.
"My father passed away about
14 years ago and so when he told us
that his dad had a stroke before he
ran, we all rallied behind him," said
Williams, who ran the anchor leg
as he got the baton from Miller in

the heats. "Ramon is a strong fel-
"When his dad went into the
stroke, he put it behind him and he
still went out there and he ran a
great leg for us in the preliminaries.
We just told him to keep his head
up and run a strong race. He got
through it."

:h of his father

Williams, who moved up to the
third leg in the final, said it may not
hit Miller now, but 'as a team they
tried to be his big brothers, assuring
him that everything will be all right
"until it is time for him to go home.
"We know it's going to be hard
for him, but we will be there to sup-
port him," he stated.-.....
Browj, who came out to anchor
the team after taking a rest in the
preliminaries, said when he heard
the news, it saddened him, and so
they dedicated the final to him.
"This is his first Olympic Games
and to be here hearing the news of
the loss of his father is disappointing
for us as a team, but we held it
together for him and his family,"
Brown stated.

"I'was close to losing my father
when he was sick real bad, so it real-
ly was sad for me, The guy is here
and even though he's caught up in
the hype, it's going to come down
on him. So I feel for him and his
family. It's just sad and devastating
to lose your dad being so far away."
Pop off runner Andretti Bain,
who prides himself on the support
he get from his father, Delton 'Doc'
Bain, said they tried to stick togeth-
er as a team to help Miller,got
through the experience of losing his
"When he heard about the
stroke, he went out'there and ran
the race of his life," Bain said. "We
told him together that we are going
to go out there and get something
for him. After the race, I told him
.that his dad was smiling. We offer
him and his family our condolences.
"Ramon is a warrior. But we

wanted him to know that his dad is
in a better place and he is looking
down with pride on him. We band
together as brothers and he know
that. He's been strong and he's been
taking it a lot better than most
would. We did this for him and his
dad and his family."
Mathieu, the other Grand
Bahamian who ran the second leg in
the final, said they just told Miller to
"H61ld his head up. He was around
in the heats and he ran a great race.
He came here and he got what he
"This is truly a spectacular'meet
for him and I'm just glad that he
did what he did when he did it."
And Avard Moncur, who also
sat out of the final after running the
second leg passing the baton to
Miller in the preliminaries, said
when he heard the news, he thought
it was pretty sad.
"But when we went out there for
the medal ceremony and he was
reminded of how much his dad sup-
ported him and how much he want-
ed to see this race," Moncur stated.
"I think it really got to me and I
almost came to tears.
"I never really lost anybody that
close to me, so I can't even under-
stand what he could possibly be
going through right now. But every-
thing he explained. I know the emo-
tion he is going through. I know his
dad is very proud of him and even
though he didn't get to watch it in
this life, he is watching in heaven
and he's proud of him."
As reality starts to seep in, Miller
said he have an Olympic silver
medal that he will cherish for a life-
time as he continue to cope with
the passing of his chief supporter,.
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Baseball/American League 0 3B
New York 8. Baltimore 7 Boston 6, Toronto 5 (11)
Chicago 6, Tampa Bay 5 (10) Kansas City 7, Detroit 3
Los Angeles 5, Minnesota 3 Seattle 8, Oakland 4
Cleveland at Texas
National League 4 4B
Houston 6, New Ybrk 4(10) Milwaukee4, Pittsburgh 3 (12)
St. Louis 6, Atlanta 3 Chicago 6, Washington 1
Colorado 4, Cincinnati 3 (12) San Francisco 7, San Diego 4
Florida 5, Arizona 2 Los Angeles at Philadelphia
New York 3, Houston 0

By Bill Kostioun. AP
Sidelined: The season ended Saturday for Osi
Umenyiora, who suffered a knee injury.

Giants lose Umenyiora for the season
New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora
will have season-ending surgery on his left knee.
Umenyiora was injured in the second quarter of
Saturday's preseason game against the New York
Jets, and Dr. Russell Warren told the team Sunday
that an MRI found a tear in his lateral meniscus. The
two-time Pro Bowler will have surgery Tuesday. "It
was obviously the news that I did not want to hear,"
coach Tom Coughlin said. "But after listening to the
explanation and Dr. Warren's thoughts on it, I am
convinced that this is the right procedure and the
right way to go." The normal recovery lasts four
months, Coughlin; said, adding that a non-surgical
option was not discussed. Umenyiora started 16
games last season and had 52 tackles and a team-
high 1i aksfHe added seven tackles in tlhGiants'
playoffsm to the Super Bowl.
0* Washington Redskins defensive end Jason Tay-
lor, injured i6 a 47-3 preseason loss Saturday to the
Carolina Panthers, will be sidelined 10 to 14 days
with a sprained right knee. He is doubtful for the
season opener against the Giants on Sept. 4.
> Falcons name Matt Ryan starting QB, 5B
Edwards bumps Busch for Bristol win
NASCAR has a new rivalry: Carl Edwards vs. Kyle
Busch. Edwards called the latest installment pay-
back and Busch promised retribution. Edwards
nudged Busch aside with 30 laps to go Saturday
night at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway and con-
tinuing on to his second consecutive Sprint Cup vic-
tory and sixth overall. That made it sting all the
more for Busch was that he had led the previous
415 laps. "It was all going fine there until the end,"
said Busch, who showed his frustration by bumping
Edwards' car on the cooldown lap. Edwards re-
sponded by driving the nose of his car into the right
side of Busch's, spinning him out as fans cheered.
Castroneves gets first win in 30 races
Helio tastroneves finally broke through for a vic-
tory Sunday at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif.,
winning for the first time in 30 races. The Team
Penske star kept alive his hopes for an IRL IndyCar
Series title as points leader Scott: Dixon had one of
his worst days of the season, finishing 12th.
Lee tops Tiger in U.S. Amateur win
New Zealand's Danny Lee succeeded Tiger
Woods on Sunday as the youngest winner of golf s
U.S. Amateur championship, winning a 36-hole fi-
nal in Pinehurst, N.C. Lee is 18 years, 1 month old,
six months younger than Woods was when he won
the first of his three U.S. Amateur titles in 1994.
NBC's Olympics 'most viewed event'
NBC's Beijing Olympic coverage averaged 16.2%
of U.S. households in prime time through Saturday,
an increase of 7% from the 2004 Athens Games.
That allowed NBC to claim "the most viewed event
in U.S. TV history." Michael Hiestand
Compiled from staff and wire reports

Our views
> Olympics: Lopresti lets the athletes do the talk-
ing, 8B; Brennan looks back on the Games, 9B
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USA TODAY Olympic Snapshots

Gold liver Bronze Total
USA 943 .735 651 2.329
Germany' 403, 48 449 1.270
Soviet Union2 440. '- 357 325 1.122
Britain 208 255 282 745
France 206 218 '.247 671
1 -Includes medals won by both Eastand West Germany
2 Includes medals won bythe 1992 Unified Team but
does lot include Russia since 1996 '
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By Ellen J. Horrow and Sam Ward. USA TODAY

"-s da-

Open could
salvage year

By Douglas Robson
Special for USA TODAY
NEW YORK For Roger Fe-
derer, a season of illness, in-
consistency and indignity
reaches its last important
juncture at the U.S. Open,.
which begins today.
A fifth consecutive title
here could salvage his season.
A loss, and the silken Swiss
would go home without a
Grand Slam tournament title
for the first time since 2002 -
bolstering the notion that
Spaniard Rafael Nadal is here
to stay.
After a failure in Australia,
an embarrassing loss in Paris,
the end of his hegemony in
London and a failure to grab
singles gold in Beijing, sec-
ond-ranked Federer arrives

On the ropes: Four-time U.S. Open champion Roger Federer
hasn't won a major this year for the first time since 2002.

with questions swirling about
what is wrong with his .game,
his head and his once impen-
etrable aura.
Federer, who won so often
and so easily during his 237-
week run atop the rankings
that he often eschewed
coaches and seemed indiffer-

ent to conditions, admitted
Saturday that a little love
from the crowd could help. "I
think I need the support a lit-
tle bit this year," he said dur-
ing a news conference.
Nadal, who took over the
No. 1 ranking Aug. 18, has a
chance to stamp his season as

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one for the ages after his wins
at Paris and Wimbledon and
the gold medal he captured in
the Olympics in Beijing eight
days ago.
Nadal said he felt great
"satisfaction" to finally reach
No. 1, but he said his ap-
proach to the year's final ma-
jor is business as usual.
"When you want to win,
the goal is still the same and
the pressure is still the same,"
he said Saturday.
No one is counting the four-
time defending champion
out, especially on the U.S.
Open's fast DecoTurf II hard
courts, which play into Feder-
er's offensive skills and move-
ment. And by most stan-

> Roddick looks for
another major, 6B'

dards, his season has been
"I know pretty much every
player except for one that
would take his bad year," No.
9 Andy Roddick said. "So I
think you have to use a little
bit of perspective. He's cre-
ated a bit of a monster for
But since contracting
monQnucleosis at the start of
the year, Federer, 27, has
been a step behind his main
rivals. He lost to eventual
Australian Open winner No-
vak Djokovic in the semifinals
in Melbourne and suffered his
most lopsided Grand Slam
loss to Nadal at Roland Garros
in Paris. The 22-year-
old Spaniard then denied Fe-
derer a sixth consecutive

By Jamie Squire, Getry Images
Immediate impact: Missouri wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, carrying the ball Nov. 24 against Kansas,
shattered Marshall Faulk's freshman record with 198.3 all-purpose yards a game last season.

Missouri star poised to top record-breaking freshman effort

By Julle Schldseggr, US Presiswil'e
Tigers triggerman: Chase Daniel says dou-
ble- or triple-teaming Maclin doesn't work.

By Steve Wieberg
COLUMBIA, Mo. Pitchin' Paul Christman?
Johnny Roland? Roger Wehrli?
Jeremy Maclin's face is blank. He turns 20 on
Tuesday, and Missouri football as the Tigers
sophomore wide receiver knows it dates
back no more than a decade or so well Co
beyond the days when the program's
greatest, most famous players were on St
the field.
"I've heard of a few guys," Maclin says.
"You've got Justin Smith. You've got Justin Gage.
And Brad Smith, who probably was the greatest
player here. Ever."
Nice players all. Each now is a pro. But none
was a Christman or a Roland or a Wehrli.
Or a Maclin.

A year after exploding onto the major-college
scene, setting a freshman record for all-purpose
yardage and helping Missouri to a school-record
12 wins and final top-five ranking, Maclin steps
into a highly anticipated second season Saturday.
He and the defending Big 12 North champion Ti-
gers open against Illinois in St. Louis, a shot at a
national championship in their sights, the
ver school's first Heisman Trophy seemingly
within reach.
Ir/ Quarterback Chase Daniel finished
-J- fourth in Heisman balloting last Decem-
ber, and he's back as triggerman in one of
the game's highest-yield spread offenses. He's
smart, accurate and a born, seize-the-moment
leader. But he's also undersized at 6 feet tall,
making him a marginal NFL prospect.
Please see COVER STORY next page o.

Singh wins Barclays in playoff, takes lead in Playoffs

He defeats Garcia
on 2nd extra hole

By Steve DiMeglio
PARAMUS, N.J. On a top-
sy-turvy Sunday in which 29
players teed off within five
shots of the lead and eight
grabbed a share of the top
spot at one time or another,
Vijay Singh broke from the
congested pack by making
birdies on three of the final
four holes he played to win
The Barclays and move into
first place in the season-end-
ing FedExCup Playoffs.
Singh's two-putt birdie on
the par-5, 608-yard 17th, the
second hole of sudden death,
wrapped up his record fourth
win in the event and dealt
Sergio Garcia a second crush-

ing defeat in three weeks.
Singh also made birdie at
the 17th in regulation play to
earn a spot in the playoff with.
Garcia and Kevin Sutherland
as all three ended at 8-under-
par 276 at Ridgewood Coun-
try Club. Three players fin-
ished one shot out of the
playoff, five were two shots
out and another seven were
three shots out.
Sutherland was out of the
playoff when Singh and Gar-
cia each birdied the first hole
of sudden death the par-4,
470-yard 18th, where Garcia
made a 27-foot putt mo-
ments before Singh made a
"It was pretty close all day,
and nobody had a two-shot
lead all day," said Singh, who
notched his 33rd PGA Tour
victory and $1.26 million. "It
was a tough day. It wasn't

Moving up: Vijay Singh exults after his winning putt vaulted
him atop the standings in the PGA Tour's FedExCup Playoffs.

easy to get close to the hole,
so birdie was difficult to come
by. But it was a great playoff. I
enjoyed that.
"Sergio and I are good
friends. It's hard to see a

friend not win. But somebody
has to win."
The victory was Singh's
second of the month he
won the WGC-Bridgestone
Invitational three weeks ago.

On the other hand, Garcia,
who was denied his first ma-
jor by Padraig Harrington's
putting heroics on the final
three holes two weeks ago in
the PGA Championship,
watched another putt snatch
victory from his grasp.
"Well, it happens," said
Garcia, who moved into sec-
ond place in the FedExCup.
"What can you do? You can't
take it the wrong way. The
most important thing about it
is that I keep putting myself
in a good position. Unfortu-
nately, somebody just seems
to be able to come up with
some spectacular playing
when I'm out there on top.
"At the end of the day, I had
a shot. That's what you ask
yourself for, and Vijay just
came out with the goods and
you've just got to give hats off
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Continued from lB
Maclin has breathtaking speed, accel-
eration and vision and last season was
the only major-college player to register
touchdowns running, receiving and on
punt and kick returns and, oh yes, he
threw a two-point conversion pass in
the Big 12 championship game against
Oklahoma. He is the Tigers' singular tal-.
ent now and perhaps for the ages.
"I've never had an athlete, an ex-
plosive athlete, like this in 30 years of
coaching," says head coach Gary Pinkel,

Cover story

who's starting his eighth season at
John Kadlec's ties to Missouri go back
further, to 1947. A lineman under Hall of
Fame coach Don Faurot, an assistant un-
der Faurot and three other MU coaches
and now an administrator and radio ana-
lyst, he is the closest thing in the state to
a Missouri football historian.
"Roland played on both sides of the
football," he says of the Tigers'
mid-1960s All-American. "But explo-
sion-wise, as a guy who can do it all
on offense kickoffs, punt returns,
catching the ball I've never seen a guy
like Maclin.
"I tell you what: I wouldn't hesitate to
say he might be the best athlete we've
ever had." *

Attack from all angles
That as Missouri heads into its 118th
season of football.
The 117th also started against Illinois
last Labor Day weekend, and the Illini
still bear the scorch marks of Maclin's
college debut. In less than four minutes
early in the second half, he caught a 25-
yard scoring pass from Daniel and broke
a punt return 66 yards for another
touchdown to move the Tigers to a 37-13
lead. They held on for a 40-34 victory
against a team that went on to win nine
games and finish behind only Ohio State
in the Big Ten.
The big plays kept coming. Maclin hit
Illinois State with a 64-yard punt return,
Oklahoma with a couple of scoring re-
verses, Texas A&M with an 82-yard pass
reception and Kansas State with a 99-
yard kickoff return.
He struck from everywhere in Mis-
souri's imaginative attack, running deep
routes and bubble screens out of four-
and five-receiver sets, taking off on re-
verses, going into motion and taking
hand6ffs-as a running back and getting
direct snaps .
He was a target of opposing defenses
by the end of the season and will be all
the more this year but a constantly
moving one.
"You look at the end of last year," Dan-
iel says. "A lot of people were double-
and triple-teaming him, and we still
found ways to get him the ball, whether
it be on reverses or running plays out of
the backfield. And if they start double-
or triple-teaming him, who's going to
cover Chase Coffman (the Tigers' presea-
son All-America tight end)? And Tommy
Saunders (their sure-handed senior

By Ronald Martinez, Getty Images
Ready for his encore: Jeremy Maclin, right, celebrating a touchdown Dec. 1 with
quarterback Chase Daniel, is faster and stronger than he was last season.

wide receiver)? And Jared Perry (who
was an honorable-mention freshman
All-America receiver in 2006)?"
Maclin finished last season with 2,776
all-purpose yards, his 198.3 a game
shattering the freshman record set by
San Diego State's Marshall Faulk in 1991.
He was a 1,000-yard receiver, Missouri's
second-leading rusher and the Big 12's
second-leading punt returned running
two back for touchdowns, along with
the kickoff return at Kansas State and
he became the first freshman in school
history to be selected as a consensus All-
"You watch him, and he is a differ-
ence-maker," says Texas coach Mack
Brown, whose., team hosts Missouri on

Oct. 18. "When everybody knows a guy
is good and they've done some things in
the game plan to take him out and he
still gets his yards, he's really good."
Change of direction
Fate once threatened to take Maclin in
another direction.
He grew up in the St. Louis area's trou-
bled Meacham Park neighborhood, the
youngest of three boys in a fatherless
household. Their mother, Cleo, struggled
to support them, and Jeremy recalls his
relationship with her deteriorating as he
grew older and particularly after his
brothers moved out. He took to the

Mates up for Heisman

COLUMBIA, Mo. The University of
Missouri, which has never had a Heis-
man Trophy winner and has had no
player finish better than third in the
voting, finds itself with two A-list can-
didates going into this season.
"It would definitely be cool to have
two guys from the same school
there," says Jeremy Maclin, who has
talked with Missouri teammate Chase
Daniel about the quarterback's trip to
New York City as a Heisman finalist
(he finished fourth in the voting) at
the end of last year.
"But I would much rather him
go than I go. He pulls this team to-
gether. I mean, I can't be successful
without him. He can be successful
without me."
Daniel passed for 4,306 yards and
33 touchdowns as a junior and
mounted the Tigers' strongest run at
'the Heisman since quarterback Paul
Christman was third in the balloting in
1939. Maclin drew two third-place
votes as a redshirt freshman.
Maclin's game-breaking kick-re-
turn abilities give him something in
common with the last wide receiver
to win the trophy, Michigan's Des-
mond Howard in 1991.
"There won't be no competition
about it," Maclin says. "If I win, Chase
and I are going to share the trophy ...
if it comes down to that."
By Steve Wieberg

"I mean, I wasn't no high-class gang-
banger or anything like that," he says.
"But yeah, I was a little kid out there on
the street ... 11, 12,13 years old. I nev-
er got into any big legal trouble or any-
thing. Just fighting, that kind of stuff. I
never stole anything. I never robbed
anybody. I never shot anybody."
Asked what became of his buddies
from those days, Maclin pauses in
"There's a few locked up, a few still
out there doing what they were doing, a
few with babies," he says.
He started playing football at 9 and
grew close to the family of his youth
coach, Jeff Parres, a urologist who had a
son the same age who was on the team.
Maclin spent more and more time with
them, tugging at Parres' heartstrings
when the coach drove him home after
practices and games and often left him
off at an empty house. Before his junior
year at Kirkwood (Mo.) High, Maclin, an
African American, moved in with the
white family in wealthy Town and Coun-
try, Mo.
It worked. He thrived. "I know the dif-
ference between the cultures," Maclin
says. "I'm not going to change who I am,
but there were some things I had to sac-
rifice in order to fit in. All of us had to
make sacrifices."
When Maclin goes home now, it's still
to Town and Country. He sees Cleo
Maclin, too.
"It never was about my mom not car-
ing. It was just that sometimes personal-
ities clash," he says. "I just needed a

change. ... It's better since we don't
live together. It's a lot better."
Maclin also blossomed on the field
those last two years of high school,
and he originally committed to play at
Oklahoma. But he kept going to
games at Missouri five of their six at
home in 2005 and ultimately
signed with the Tigers.

'He could be the guy'

The summer before what would
have been his freshman season at MU
brought another kind of challenge.
Maclin went up for a pass during sev-
en-on-seven drills, came down and
blew out his right knee. His anterior
cruciate ligament was torn, and there
was surrounding structural damage.
Maclin threw everything he had in-
to rehabilitating the knee. And by the
following spring, it was obvious to
Pinkel and most everybody else that
the Tigers still had something special.
Maclin ran a sub-4.4-second 40-yard
dash, and he says he's gotten faster,
his time this summer down to 4.31.
As spectacular as Maclin was in
2007, Pinkel suggests folks haven't
seen anything yet. This season, the
coach says, "He'll be able to read de-
fenses, get open more, (run) better
routes when people man up on him
because he has worked on his funda-
mentals and they're so much better."
Hitting the weight room hard, Mac-
lin, 6-1, has gone from 193 pounds at
the end of last season to 202.
"I look back, and there must have
been 20 times last year, that I know
of, when somebody made a shoe-
string tackle," Pinkel says. "If he
breaks 10 more tackles, he's probably
got 10 more touchdowns, because no-
body's catching him."
Maclin, as a third-year sophomore,
will be eligible for the NFL's 2009 draft,
and already there are projections that
he'd be a first-round pick. Not since Kel-
len Winslow in 1979 has Missouri had a
skill-position player, or any non-lineman,
go that high.
So when it comes to other Missouri
legends, such as Roland, Christman and
Wehrli, where does Macklin stack up?
Christman was a two-time All-Ameri-
can at quarterback who led Missouri in
touchdown passes in 1940. And Wehrli
was an All-America defender who
helped the Tigers to a Gator Bowl win
in 1968.
But it's Roland, a running back and de-
fensive back, whose name most often
comes up in greatest-ever conversation
at Mizzou. He was a fourth-round pick
by the St Louis Cardinals in 1965. Heled
the Tigers in various seasons in rushing,
scoring, punt and kick returns and in-
"Roland, when he was a sophomore,
you knew he was good. And time
proved that he was," says Carl Reese,
who played alongside Roland at Missouri
and went on to become a defensive co-
ordinator for more than three decades.
"I'm going to play the time card with
Maclin. But I'll say this: You're talking
about a great, great football player and
guy who can make it happen and do it
different ways. He could be the guy."


NAIA football preview
By Erick Smith and Caleb Calhoun

SByJohn Russell, AP
He's back: Carroll (Mont.) running back Gabe Le scores in the Fighting Saints' 17-9 win against Sioux Falls
(S.D.) in last season's NAIA title game in Savannah, Tenn. This year's title game will be in Rome, Ga.

Defending champion: Car-
roll (Mont.) defeated Sioux Falls
(S.D.) 17-9 for its fifth title in six
years. The Fighting Saints were
15-0, their third undefeated
campaign in five years. Coach
Mike Van Diest (104-18) enters
his 10th season without QB John
Barnett. However, the return of
RB Gabe Le, WR Travis Browne
and LB Owen Koeppen helped
Carroll be a unanimous No. 1 in
the preseason coaches' poll.
Contenders: Sioux Falls had
the nation's longest winning
streak (27 games) before losing
to Carroll. Like the Saints, the
Cougars must replace their start-
ing quarterback. ... Missouri
Valley was 10-3, reaching the
semifinals, last season. The Vik-
ings look strong on defense again
with DL Larry Wentzel 'and LB

Soane Sevelo. ... St. Francis
(Ind.) has been to five consec-
utive semifinals. The school
starts its 11th season of football
this fall. ... Ohio Dominican
returns 18 starters, including QB
Cris Reisert, but must i place his
favorite target, WR Jared Stace.
Early games to watch
Carroll visits 23rd-ranked
Azusa (Calif.) Pacific on Sat-
urday to open defense of its title.
... Eighth-ranked Saint Xavier
(Ill.) visits defending NCAA Divi-
sion III champion Wisconsin-
Whitewater on Sept. 5.
What they're playing for:
NAIA championship, Dec. 20,
Barron Stadium in Rome, Ga. It's
the first time since 1995 that the
game is somewhere other than
Savannah, Tenn.

Players to watch
> Ohio Dominican QB Cris Re-.
isert NAIA season records of
5,434 yards passing and 57 TDs
combined rushing and passing.
> Campbellsville (Ky.) RB Greg
Fountain 1,511 yards (6.4 a
carry) last season with 12 TDs.
> Morningside (Iowa) WR An-
tuan Bloom 93 catches for
1,231 yards and 14 TDs last year.
> Azusa Pacific (Calif.) WR Jon
Davis 1,258 receiving yards last
season, 114.4 yards a game.
o Nebraska Wesleyan DB Phil
Schroer Returned eight inter-
ceptions for 221 yards and a TD.
0 Montana-Western LB Chad
Schira Averaged more than 13
tackles a game last year as a
> Urbana (Ohio) DL Travis
Brisco Pass rusher totaled 121/
sacks last season.

Clemson to decide safety's fate

From wire reports

Clemson football coach Tom-
my Bowden is to make a recom-
mendation this week to athletics
director Terry Don Phillips on the
team status of reserve safety
DeAndre McDaniel.
He. has been accepted into a
program for first-time offenders
to resolve charges of aggravated
assault and battery after his at-
rest in June.
Pickens County, S.C., chief
prosecutor Bob Ariail said in a
statement Friday that the victim,
listed by police reports as Mc-
Daniel's girlfriend, and police of-
ficials agreed to allow McDaniel
into the program.
The sophomore has remained
on the team since his arrest. The
No. 9-ranked Tigers open Satur-
day against Alabama at the Geor-
gia Dome in Atlanta.

Notes QB on hold: Miami
(Fla.) quarterback
Robert Marve has been suspend-
ed for the season opener for an
incident last year, the Miami Her-
ald reported Saturday on its
Marve was expected to be the
starter Thursday against Charles-
ton Southern. Freshman Jacory
Harris now is expected to start.
Marve's father, Eugene Marve,
confirmed the suspension to the
Marve, a redshirt freshman,
was arrested Oct. 31 for smash-
ing a car mirror. He was initially
charged with two misdemean-
ors, but they were later lifted.
Marve redshirted last season
after breaking his wrist in a car
crash in July 2007.
Briefly: Notre Dame tight end
Mike Ragone, expected to vie for
the starting spot, opted Friday for
season-ending surgery on his left
knee. The sophomore, who
caught one pass last season, was
injured while running routes this

summer, coach Charlie Weis said.
... Andy Robinson, leading scor-
er last season for the Buffalo
men's basketball team, was sus-
pended for the first three regular-
season games of 2008-09 by the

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Internet last spring to pay some-
one to write a course paper. Rob-
inson has since completed the
paper on his own and issued a
public apology.


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61 68 .473 18

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Last vs.
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7-3 28-19 47-18 32-32
6-4 25-25 43-18 32-37
6-4 27-24 38-27 32-33
6-4 24-23 37-29 30-34
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7-3 36-21 46-21 28-34
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7-3 20-30 36-29 25-38
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4-6 20-13 39-25 40-25
2-8 20-15 33-32 30-35
4-6 16-22 34-33 25-38
2-8 16-22 26-40 22-42

Sunday's results

New York 8, Baltimore 7 Boston 6, Toronto 5 (1 1)
Chicago 6, Tampa Bay 5 (10) Kansas City 7, Detroit 3
Los Angeles 5, Minnesota 3 Seattle 8, Oakland 4
Cleveland at Texas

Today's probable pitchers, lines
2008 season opp. 2007-08 vs. opp. Last3 starts
Chicago at Baltimore, 7:05 ET (Line:; Total runs:)
OIL-Richard(L) 1-2 20 6.75 1-2 15 6.60
BaL-Waters(L) 2-0 231 4.98 -- 1-0 13% 7.90
Cleveland at Detroit, 7:05 ET(Line:; Total runs:)
Cle.-Jackson(L) 0-0 12 5.25 0.0 12 5.25
Det.-GalarragafR) 12-4.139A 3.17 3-0 3-0 17% 3.57 3-0 197% 2,75
Texas at Kansas City, 10 ET (Line:; Total runs)
Tex.-Feldman(R) 4-5 1205 5.15 0-0 0-0 96 4.12 0-1 151 6.32
K.C.-Meche(R) 10-9 166 4.01 4-8 0-1 12% 2.19 0-0 19% 2.79
Oakland at Los Angeles 10:05 E (Line:; Total runs:)
Oak.-Braden(L) 3-3 495 4.53 0-0 0-0 9 3.00 1-1 191 3.66
LA.-WeaverfR) 10-9 147 4.47 2-1 1-1 18 3.00 1-0 1715 5.19
Minnesota at Seattle, 10:.10 ET (Line:; Total runs:)
Min.-Urlano(L) 4-3 34 4.24 2-1 1-0 7 0.00 3-0 17 1.53
Sea.-Batista(R) 4-12 100M 6.55 2-1 0-1 6% 18.90 0-0 141 6.28
Unes by DannySheridan

Results, upcoming games
Friday Saturday
N.Y. 9, Bal.4 Tor. 11, Bos. 0
Bos. 8, Tor. 4 T.B. 5, Chi. 3
Cle.7,Tex.5 N.Y.5,Bal.3
Det. 4, K.C. 3 Det 4, KC. 0
T.B. 9,Chi.4 Cle.8,Tex.7
Min.9,LA.0 LA.7,Min 5
Sea. 7, Oak. 5 Oak. 5, Sea. 1

Chi. at Bal., 7:05
Cle. at Det., 7:05
Bos. at N.Y., 7:05
Tor. at T.l., 7:10
Tex.atlK.C., 8:10
Oak. at LA., 10:05
Min. at Sea., 10:10

American League notes

Baltimore: C MattWieters
will not be recalled from
Class AA Bowie (Md.) this sea-
son, manager Dave 1rembley
said. Wieters was batting 352
with 10 home runs and 46 RBI
in 53 games at Bowie after be-
ing promoted from high-A Fred-
erick (Md.), where he hit.345.
... CF Adam Jones (broken
left foot) hit in the cage and will
accompany the Orioles on their
road trip. He will hot, however,'
be activated until rosters ex-
pand Sept. 1, team officials said.
BOSton: RH reliever David
Aardsma was placed on the
disabled list for the second time
this season because of a groin
problem that has lingered since
before the All-Star break. RHP
Josh Beckett was scratched
from his scheduled ITuesday
start when he again experi-
enced numbness and tingling in
his fingers after playing catch.
Chicago: OFDewayne Wise
(strained thigh muscle) tested
his leg by running and will be
re-evaluated one last time this
morning before the team de-
cides whether to put him on the
DL ... LHP Clayton Richard
gets another start tonight, but
the fifth spot will remain open
through the final month of the
season, manager Ozzie Guillen
said. Guillen's aim is to keep his
four main starters in their reg-
ular turns and skip the fifth spot
when possible.
Cleveland: OF Grady Size-
more went into Sunday's game
with 79 RBI and was on a pace
to become the second player in
major league history to have
100 RBI out of the leadoff spot.
Darin Erstad, who had exactly
100 in 2000, is the other.
Detroit LHP Nate Robert-
son made his first relief appear-
ance since 2004 and retired two
left-handed hitters the only
batters he faced by throwing
mostly sliders. Robertson,
whose only two previous relief
appearances with the Tigers
came in 2004, was sent to the
bullpen last week to work on
his slider.... RHP Chris Lam-
bert's contract will be pur-
chased from Class AAA Toledo
(Ohio) so he can make his major
league debut Tuesday vs. Cleve-
land. Lambert is 12-8 with a
3.50 ERA in 26 starts at Toledo.
Kansas City: RHP Bran-
don Duckworth's contract was
purchased from Class AAA
Omaha, and he became the
eighth different starter used by
the Royals this season. He went
five innings, allowing three runs
on seven hits and four walks.
... LH reliever Josh Newman
was optioned to Omaha, leaving
the Royals without a left-hander
in the bullpen after they had
three for most of the year.
Los Angeles: LF Garret
Anderson left the game in the
second inning because of a sore
left knee, and his status will be
re-evaluated today. Anderson
has hit .345 since the All-Star
break... 1 B/OF Kendry Mo-
rales was returned to
Class AAA Salt Lake, and RH re-
liever Jason Bulger was re-
called. Bulger, 29, has had brief
big-league trials in each of the
past four seasons with Los An-
geles and Arizona but has strug-
gled with his control. This sea-
son at Salt Lake he was 4-0 with
15 saves, a 0.66 ERA, 72 strike-
outs, 25 hits allowed and 20
walks in 41 innings.
Minnesota: 1B Justin
Morneau's first-inning RBI sin-
gle gave him 100 RBI on the
season. Morneau joined Hall of
Famer Harmon Killebrew as the

only IWins to reach 100 RBI in
three consecutive seasons....
Two days after his wife, Jennie
Finch, came up short in her bid
to earn a second consecutive
gold medal in Olympic softball,
RH reliever Casey Daigle was
released by the Twins. Daigle
went 1-5 with a 3.78 ERA at
Cass AAA Rochester (N.Y.).
NeW Yorlc LH reliever Billy
,Traber was optioned to
Class AAA Scranton/Wilkes-
Barre (Moosic, Pa.) to make
room on the roster for Pavano.
Traber's role as the bullpen's
sole lefty disappeared when LH
reliever Damaso Marte was ac-
quired from Pittsburgh. ... RH
reliever Joba Chamberlain
(rotator cufftendinitis) threw
off a mound Saturday for the
first time since going out with
an injured shoulder Aug. 4 and
told reporters everything felt
good. The Yankees allowed
Chamberlain to throw 30 pitch-
es and were expected to move
the number to 35 today.
Oakland: 2B Mark Ellis
might miss a few more days be-
cause of right shoulder sore-
ness. Ellis' career nearly ended
after he separated the shoulder
before the 2004 season, and
twice in the last month foes
have landed on the shoulder
while breaking up double plays.
... DH Jack Cust was back in
the lineup Sunday after coming
out of Friday's game with
blurred vision in his right eye.
Seattle: RH reliever Mark
Lowe took a line drive off his
left foot Saturday and was on
crutches Sunday morning.
Lowe, whose foot is still swol-
len, is expected to be out three
or four days. ... C Jeff Clem-
ent has a minor knee injury that
is keeping him from catching for
at least a few days. Clement is
available to pinch-hit or serve as
the DH, however.
Tampa Bay: Joe Maddon
became the wmningest man-
ager in Rays history with his
206th victory Saturday, sur-
passing Larry Rothschild. Lou
Piniella is nex t 200 victories.
... LHP Scott Kazmir worked
six innings for the second con-
secutive start Saturday; he
hadn't lasted more than five in-
gs in his previous four starts.
Aso encouraging was the fact
that he made more liberal use
of his slider.
Texas: After five months of
forearm inflammation, RHP
Brandon McCarthy made his
season debut Saturday and al-
lowed one run in four innings.
He was limited to 75 pitches be-
cause a rain delay forced him to
warm up twice.... Despite
916 scoreless innings in five
days, RH reliever Kameron Loe
was optioned to Class AAA
(Oklahoma City) Oklahoma to
make room for McCarthy on the
roster. While not committing to
a September call-up, manager
Ron Washington said Loeleft a
more favorable impression on
the club. "He's definitely
changed things in a positive di-
rection," Washington said.
Toronto: RHP Shaun Mar-
cum was optioned to Class AAA
Syracuse (N.Y.), and LHP John
Parrish was recalled. After
missing four weeks with a
strained right elbow, Marcum
returned July 27 and went 3-2
with a 6.19 ERA in seven starts.
... RHP Jesse Litsch got his
first victory Saturday since
beating Cincinnati on June 26.
Litsch has not allowed a run in
his two starts (13 innings) since
his recall from Syracuse.

From The Sports Xchange

Ump's call stumps Rays

By Andrew Seligman
The Assodciated Press

CHICAGO A.J. Pierzyn-
ski found himself in the
middle of another strange
play, and again the umpire
involved was Doug Eddings.

Game of the day

This time the chaos fol-
lowed a rundown, not a
third strike. J
"Irs just a funny coinci-
dence, I guess," said Pier-
zynski, whose bizarre trip
around the bases in the
10th inning Sunday capped
a 6-5 victory for the Chicago
.White Sox against the Tam-
pa Bay Rays.
Eddings and Pierzynski
were at the center of a dis-
puted call in the 2005 AL
Championship Series be-
tween Chicago and the Los
Angeles Angels. The latest
ruckus came before Alexei
Ramirez singled home the
winning run.
Pierzynski led off the
10th with a single against

Controversy catcher. The White Sox's A.J. Pierzynski was
awarded third base and scored the winning run.

Jason Hammel (4-4), and he
tagged up and went to sec-
ond when center fielder B.J.
Upton flipped the ball in af-
ter catching Quentin's fly.
Jermaine Dye sent a
grounder toward shortstop,
Pierzynski got caught in a
rundown and the strange
play unfolded.
Pierzynski appeared to
get tagged out after falling -
but Eddings signaled safe.
The second-base ump

called interference on third
baseman Willy Aybar, ruling
he bumped the runner after
a throw toward second. Re-
plays showed Pierzynski ini-
tiated the contact
"As a runner, you're al-
lowed to do that," third-
base umpire Ted Barrett
said. "What Doug ruled at
second base was, even
though A.J. did kind of stick
his arm out to make contact,
. Aybar was still in his way."


Red Sox 6, Jed Lowrie hit a solo homer in the 11th inning and Dustin Pedroia had a
BLUE JAYS 5 three-run shot for Boston. Coco Crisp also homered for the Red Sox, who
have won 11 of 16 on the road. Jonathan Papelbon (5-3) worked two
scoreless innings, and Manny Delcarmen closed it out for his second career
save and first this season.
ROYALS 7, Brandon Duckworth went five shaky innings for his first major league win
Tigers 3 as a starter in more than two years, snapping Kansas City's seven-game los-
ing streak. MarkTleahen, back at third base for the first time since 2006,
drove in three runs.
Yankees 8, Robinson Cano hit the tiebreaking homer in the seventh inning after New
ORIOLES 7 Yobrk blew a five-run lead, and the Yankees completed a three-game sweep.
Cano went 4-for-5 with two doubles, tw atwo runs. Johnny Damon
hit a three-run homer and Bobby Abreu had three hits for New York.
ANGELS 5, Francisco Rodriguez earned his 50th save, and Los Angeles got RBI triples
Twins 3 from Vladimir Guerrero and Gary Matthews Jr. in the eighth inning to ral-
ly past Minnesota for a split of the four-game series between the AL division
MARINERS 8, Felix Hernandez allowed three runs over six innings to win for the first time
Athletks4 in more than a month. All three runs against Hernandez (8-8) came on hom-
ers, but he held Oakland to one other hit while striking out seven.
Cleveland The Indians had scored at least seven runs in each of their previous five con-
vs. TEXAS tests.
"HOME teams In caps

AL wild-card standings

W L Pet CG
Boston 75 55 .577 -
Minnesota 74 56 .569 1
NewYork 70 60 .538 5
Toronto 67 63 .515 8

Royals 7. igers 3
Detroit- 120 000 000-3
Kansas ty- 020 023 00-77
Detroit ab rhblbbso avg
Grandersoncf 3 1 1 0 20 .299
Polanco2b 5 03 2 0 0 .316
Ordonezrf 5 01 1 0 0 311
Cabreralb 3 0 1 0 1 1 292
Guillen3b 4 020 0 0 287
Sheffielddh 3 000 1 0 232
Thameslf 4 02 0 0 1 239
Renteriass 4 1. 0 0 0 0.264
Ingec 1 0 0 1 0 209
Totals 310 31 52
Batting 2R Gullen (29). Rll: Po-
lanco 2 (50); Ordonez (74). GIDP Ordo-
I Feldilng-E:Thames(3).DP: 1.
Kansas City ab rh bi bb so avg
Avilesss 4 1 1 0 1 0 331
Germanlf 3 0 1 1 1 0235
DeJesuscf-rf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .287
Gulllen rf 2 1 1 1 1 1 .249
Gathrightpr-cf 1 1 0 0 0 0 .246
Butler dh 3 2 1 0 1 0 .261
OlIvoc 4 1 0 1 0 2 .260
Gloadlb 4 0 1 0 0 1 .277
Teahen3b 3 0 1 3 0 0 246
Callaspo2b 3 1 3 0 1 0 .302
Totals 31796 55
> Batting 2B: Butler (17); Gload
(15): Callaspo (3). Ht Gullen (17). SR
German; Teahen. RBI: German (18);
Guillen (80); Olivo (35); Teahen 3 (45).
GIDP: DeJesus.Team LOB:7
> Fieldg- E:Teahen (4).DP:2.
Pitching Ip h rer bb so era
RogersL.9-11 6 8 7 6 4 4 5.09
Beltran 1 0 00 0 1 4.85
Robertson M 0 0 0 0 0 6.06
Lopez H 1 0 0 1 0 3.47
Kansas City
Duckworth 5 7 3 3 4 0 5.40
WellsH.1 2 1 0 0 1 2 4.15
R.Ramlrez 1 1 0 0 0 0 3.05
Soria 1 1 0 0 0 0 1.93
WP: Rogers. IBB: German (by Rogers).
Batters faced; pltches-strikes: Rogers
30; 107-60; Beltran 3; 11-9; Robertson
2; 9-6; Lopez 3; 15-6; Duckworth 24;
88-45; Wells 7; 35-19; R. Ramirez4; 16-
10; Soria 4; 18-11.
> Umpires HP McClelland; 1B: Eve-
rltt; 2B: Tichenor; 38: Vanover.
> Game data -7' 2:55.AtM 16,663.
Mariners 8, Athletics 4
Oakland--_ 101 010 100-4
Seattle 003 013 10x--8
Oakland ab r h bi bbso avg
Patterson2b 3 0 0 1 1 0 .162
Suzukiph 1 00 0 0 0286
Hannahan3b 4 2 2 2 0 1 .225
Custif 2 0 0 0 2 2 .232
Thomasdh 4 0 0 0 0 0 .227
E.Brownrf 4 00 0 0 1 .249
Gonzalezcf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .245
Bartonlb 4 1 2 0 0 1 .211
Bowenc 4 1 1 1 0 1 .179
Penningtonss 3 0 1 0 1 1 .182
Totals 33 4 7 4 4 8
P Batting 2B: Barton (12); Penning-
ton (2). HR: Hannahan 2 (7); Bowen (1).
RBE Patterson (3); Hannahan 2 (39);
Bowen (6). GIDP: E. Brown. Team LOB: 6
> Felldlng-E:Pennlngton(1).
Seattle ab rhbl bbso avg
Suzukirf 3 0 1 1 00 .313
Betancourtss 4 0 0.0 0 0 266
Ibanezlf 3 1 1 1 1 1 .301
Beltredh 4 1 1 0 0 0 246
Lopez2b 4 1 1 3 0 0.297
Balentlencf 4 000 0 03 208
Johlmac 3 2 2 1 1 0 215
Reed pr 0 0 0 0 0 0279
Burkec 0 000 0 0 .260
LaHalrIb 3 1 00 1 .266
Calro3b 3 2 2 2 0 0 244
Totals 31 88 8 3 5
e Batting-2B: Carlm (9).3B: Cairo (2).
Hit Lopez (11); JohJlIma (5). S Suzuki.
RBI: Suzuki (38); lIbanez (88); Lopez 3
(72);Johjima (26); Caro 2 (16). Team
> Baserunnlng-CS: Suzuki (4).
> Flelding- D .1.
Pitching Ip h rer bbso era
MeyerL,0-2 5 3 4 4 2 3 5.95
Saarloos 2 5 4 4 1 2 4.05
Casilla 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.51
Hemandez 6 4 3 3 2 7 328
Jimenez 1 2 1 1 0 1 3.97
Corcoran 1I5 1 0 0 2 0 3.46
PutzS,9 15 0 0 0 0 0 4.11
WP: Hemandez. Batters faced; pitches-
strikes: Meyer 19; 86-47; Saarloos 12;
41-26; Casllla 4; 11-7: Hernandez 24;
104-66; Jimenez 5; 19-13: Corcoran 7;
28-15; Putz 1; 3-3.
* Umpires HP: Colon; 1B: Scott: 28:
Hohn;3eda 2:36 28lasson1
P, Game data -1.2:36. Art 28.731.

White Sox 6, Rays 5
TmpaBayq 210 001 100 0-5
cago- g 00 400 001 1-6
nmpa ab rhbilbb so aq
wamura2b 5 0 2 1 0 0.275
Uptondcf 0 1 0 0 1 .269
Penalb 4 2 2 1 11 .243
Baldellldh 5 1 2 2 0 1 308
Aybar3b 5 00 1 0 1 .240
Zobristif 5 1 1 0 0 2 .236
Rlggansc 4 00 0 1 0.229
Grossrf 4 000 0 1.235
Bartlettss 3 1 0 0 1 2.270
Totals 40 3 585 3 9
> Battng-2&:Upton(30); Pena(17);
Baldelll (1). Ht Baldelll (2). RBL: Iwam-
ura (39);: Pena (78); Baldelll 2 (4); Aybar
(20). GIDP:.Gross.Team LOB. 8
0 Fleling-E:Aybar(2).DP.2.
Chikago ab rhbibbso avg
Cabrerass 5 0 2 0 0 1 .272
Plerzynskic 5 23 0 0 0 299
Quentlnlf 5 1 1 2 0 0 .289
Dyerf 5 1 1 0 0 0.296
Thomedh 41 3 2 1 0.253
Ramlrez2b-3b 5 01 1 0 1 307
GriffeyJr.cf 4 0 1 0 0 0.255
Anderson pr-cf 0 1 0 0 00 .240
Swisherlb 3 0 00 1 1 .233
Urlbe3b 3 0 0 0 0 239
Konerkoph 1 0 1 1 0 0.230
Getz pr-2b 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286
Totals 40 613 6 2 3
e- Battilng-2B:Cabrera(24); Dye(33);
Griffey Jr. (2). HItR: Quentin (36); Thome
(27). RBI: Quentin 2 (99); Thome 2 (75);
Ramirez (58); Konerko (45). GIDP:
Quentin; Griffey Jr.. Team LOB: 8
P Baserunning-SB:CGetz (1).
w Fielding E cabrera (12); Swisher
(6). PB: Pierzynski. DP: 1.
Pitching ip h rer bb so era
Tampa Bay
Sonnanstlne 61 9 4 4 1 1 4.42
Howell 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.56
Balfour 1 00 0 0 0 0 147
Wheeler 1 2 1 1 0 2 2.57
Hammel 14-4 M 2 1 1 1 0 4.16
Buehrle 6%1 6 5 2 2 5 3.86
Carrasco 11 0 0 0 0 2 2.25
JenksW,3-0 2 2 0 0 1 2 1.71
IBB: Pena (by Jenks); Thome (by Ham-
mel). Batters faced; pitches-strikes:
Sonnanstine 27; 81-58; Howell 2: 9-6;
Balfour 3; 13-6; Wheeler 5; 23-15;
Hammel 5; 11-6; Buehrle 30; 109-67;
Carrasco4; 12-9; Jenks 9; 35-21.
> Umpires HP: DeMuth; 1B: Barks-
dale; 28: Eddings; 3B: Barrett.
> Game data -T. 3:11. Artt38,562.

Red Sox 6, Blue Jays 5
Boston-- 004 000 100 01- 6
Toronto 200 102 000 00-5
Boston ab r h bl bb so avg
Ellsburyrf 5 0 0 0 0 2 .264
Pedrola2b 4 1 1 3 1 0 .318
Ortlzdh 5 1 1 0 0 2 259
Youklllslb 5 0 1 1 0 0 .318
Baylf 5 02 0 0 1.333
Lowrle3b 5 1 1 1 0 1 .299
Varitekc 5 0 2 0 0 2 .223
Corass 4 1 0 0 1 0 281
Crispcf 3 2 1 1 1 1 .257
Totals 416 9 6 39
> Batting-2B: Ortiz(17). HR:iPedrola
(14); Lowrie (2); Crisp (7). RBI: Pedrola 3
(64); Youkills (89); Lowrle (32); Crisp
(31 ). GIDP Lowrie.Team LOB: 5
Toronto ab r h bi bb so avg
Inglett2b 5 0 0 0 0 2 .305
Scutaro3b 5 1 2 0 0 0 268
Rios rf 5 1 1 0 0 1 291
V.Wellscf 4 2 2 3 1 1 292
Undlf 5 0 0 0 0 0 .299
Overbaylb 5 1 2 1 0 2 .272
Stairsdh 2 0 1 0 1 0 249
J.Bautistaph- 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Barajasc 4 0 1 1 0 1 253
McDonaldss 4 0 0 0 0 2225
Totals 41 5 9 5 2 10
> Batting-2B1:V.Wells(15); Overbay
(27); Barajas (19). HIt V. Wells (13):
Overbay (11). RBl: V. Wells 3 (57); Over-
bay(55); Barajas(43).TeamLOB:-5
I FRelding-DPi:.
Pitching Ip h rerbbso era
Matsuzaka 6 8 5 5 1 8 2.98
Masterson 1% 1 0 0 0 0 3.24
Okalma 1 0 0 0 0 1 2.81
PapelbonW.5-3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.75
DelcarmenS,l 1 0 0 0 1 1 4.28
Bumett 7 7 5 5 3 7 4.58
Downs 2 1 00 0 1 1.34
Ryan 1 000 0 0 0 2.74
LeagueL,0-2 1 1 1 1 0 1 2.28
IBB: Stairs (by Matsuzaka). Batters
faced; pitches-strikes: Matsuzaka 26;
105-66; Masterson 5; 20-13; OkaJima 2;
10-5; Papelbon 6; 16-11; Delcarmen 4;
26-14; Burnett 30; 109-70; Downs 7;
27-17: Ryan 3; 9-7; League4; 13-10.
> Umpires HP: Campos; 1B: Causey;
2B: Gibson; 3B; Reliford.
SGa-me data -T:3:42. At: 44.521.

Yankees 8, Orioles 7
New York 040 300 100-8
Baltimore__ 200 320 000-7
NewYork ab rh bibbso avg
Damoncf 6 2 2 3 0 0 312
'jeterss 5 0 0 0 0 0 293
Abreurf 4 1 3 0 1 0 .297
A.Rodrlguez3b 3 1 2,0 1 0 .312
Glamblb 4 0 0 1 0 0 250
Ransomlb 0 0 0 0 0 01.000
Nadylf 5 1 2 2 0 2 .320
Matsuidh 4 1 1 0 1 0 311
Cano2b 5 242 0 1 .269
I.Rodriguezc 4 0 1 0 1 0 284
Totals 40 815 8 4 3
I Batting 2B: Abreu (34); Nady (6);
Carlo 2 (26). HR Damon (9); Cano (12).
SR Glambl. RBt: Damon 3 (55); Glambi
(77); Nady 2 (23); Cano 2 (58). GIDP:
Glambi. Team LOB: 11
RI Fielding E: Jeter (10); Nady (1); I.
Baltimore ab r h bl bb so avg
Roberts2b 5 232 2 10 .301
Markaklsrf 5 1 1 0 1 2 .301
Mora3b 4 2 1 1 1 1 .281
Huffdh 5 1 3 2 0 0 304
Millarlb 4 0 1 1 0 1 248
Montanezlf 3 0 1 0 0 0 .367
Scott ph-lf 0 0 0 0 2 0 272
Paytoncf 5 1 3 0 0 2 253
Quirozc 3 0 0 0 0 1 .196
Cintronph-ss 2 0 0 0 0 1.273
Castross 3 00 0 0 2 .213
R.Hemandez 2 0 1 0 0 0 259
Totals 41 714 6 510
I Batting 2B: Huff 2 (39). HR: Rob-
erts (9); Mora (22); Huff(28). SF: Millar.
RBt Roberts 2 (48); Mora (96); Huff 2
(91); Millar(66).Team LOB: 13
Baserunning SB: Roberts (33);
P Fielding-DP: 1.
Pitching ip h rer bbso era
Rasner 315 8 5 3 2 2 5.03
Robertson 1% 2 1 1 0 1 6.00
RamlrezW,4-1 115 2 1 1 1 1 3.66
Veras 1 2 0 0 0 1 2.70
Marte 11 0 0 0 1 3 8.68
RlveraS,31 11% 0 0 0 1 2 1.53
D.Cabrera 3% 9 7 7 3 0 5.24
Sarfate 215 1 0 0 1 2 4.92
Walker L.1-2 1 1 1 1 0 0 5.74
Cherry 1 2 0 0 0 0 6.00
Johnson 1 2 0 0 0 1 230
HBP: Rodriguez (by Cabrera). Batters
faced; pitches-strikes: Rasner 21; 97-
60; Robertson 6; 22-17; Ramlrez 7; 27-
19; Veras3; 13-8; Marte5; 27-14; Rivera
5; 18-12; D. Cabrera 24; 95-49; Sarfate
9; 49-31; Walker4; 8-6; Cherry 4; 12-8;
Johnson 5; 11-8.
" Umpires-HP: Rapuano; 1B: Hickox;
2B: Bucknor; 3B: West.
SGame data-T4:01.Att: 42,746.

Angels 5, Twins 3
Minnesota- 101 001 000-3
Los Angeles.... 000 001 13x-5
Minnesota ab r h bi bb so avg
Spanrf 5 1 1 0 0 2 .316
Casllla2b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .303
Mauerc 4 1 1 0 0 1 .321
Morneaulb 4 1 3 3 0 0 .307
Kubellf 4 0 0 0 0 3 .270
Young If 0 0 0 0 0 0 284
Ruizdh 4 0 1 0 0 3 .325
Punto3b 4 0 3 0 0 0 .294
Everettss 3 0 00 0 1 207
Buscherph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .309
Gomezcf 3 0 0 0 0 2 .256
Lambph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .233
Totals 37 310 3 0 14
> Batting 2B: Morneau (33). HR:
Morneau (20). RBL Morneau 3 (102).
Team LOB: 7
SF Relding-E:Kubel(3).
Los Angeles ab rh bi bb so avg
Flgglns3b 4 0 1 1 0 1 281
Aybarss 4 00 0 0 0 274
Telxeira lb 4 2 3 1 0 0 .386
Guerrerodh 4 1 2 1 0 1 287
Hunter cf 4 0 1 0 0 2 273
Andersonlf 0 00 0 0 0284
Matthews Jr.rf 4 1 2 1 0 0 .225
Riverarf-If 3 0 0 1 0 1 .245
Kendrick2b 4 1 1 0 0 0 .308
Mathisc 2 0 0 0 0 1 203
Napollph-c 1 0 1 0 0 0 .219
Totals 34 511 5 0 6
> Batting 2B: Teixeira (3); Guerrero
(22). 3B: Guerrero (3): Matthews Jr. (3).
HRt Texeira (7). SF: Rivera. RBIL Figgins
(19); Teixeira (20); Guerrero (78); Mat-
thews Jr. (37); Rivera (28). Team LOB: 6
> FIeldlng-E:Aybar(15).
Pitching ip h rer bb so era
Slowey 61i 8 2 2 0 5 3.74
Reyes % 1 1 1 0 0 2.45
Crain L5-3; B,3 1 2 2 2 0 1 3.74
Los Angeles
Santana 7 9 3 3 010 3.41
Arredondo 1 0 0 0 0 2 1.24
F.Rodriguez 1 1 0 0 0 2 2.60
Batters faced; pitches-strikes: Slowey
27; 91-66; Reyes 3; 8-6; Crain 5; 18-13;
Santana 30; 105-74; Arredondo 3; 11-7:
F. Rodrlguez4; 17-13.
SUmpires HP'. Gorman: 1B: Wen-
delstedt; 2B: Hudson; 3B: Marsh.
Game data-T712:34.Att: 40.,011.

From wire reports

By Joe Giza. Reuters
Back with the Yanks: Pitcher Carl Pavano delivers Satur-
day against the Orioles in his first outing since April 2007.

AL leaders (through Saturday)
Ha ing On-base + slugging 51ugging pct.
Based on 3 plate appearances for each dey, Tex.1.030 A.Rdguez, NY .589
game a player's team has played. A.Rdrguez, NY .987 Bradley.Tex -585
game a pay AB R H A Quentin. ChiA 974 Quentln.Chil.577
Mauer, Minn 113 410 79 132 .322 Youkills, Bos.-957 Dye. Chi .__ 577
Youldlls, Bos 119 451 79 144 .319 Drew, Bos. __930 Youkills. Bos 572
KinslerTex 121 518 102 165 .319 Dye,.ChiA 928 2 tied.. ...550
Pedrola.Bos 126 531 96 169.318 Walks On-base pct
Bradley.Tex 102 337 69 107 .318 CustOak ....87 Bradley,Tex._445
Polanco, Det 114 470 74 147 .313 Upton.TB ..-...-.85 Mauer, Minn _416
Suzuki.Sea 129 544 83 170.313 Markakls.Balt..-82 Drew.Bos..........408
Ordonez.Det 113 436 55 136.312 Si1zemore, Clev .-82 Markakis, Bait .403
DamonNY 112 437 74 136.311 Drew, Bos --- 78 A.Rdrguez.NY.398
A.Rdrigez,NY 109 404 84 125309 Thome, Chil --75 Ramlrez, Bos .398
Home runs Runs batted In W hn
Quentin, Chl-....35 Hamilton, Tex .115- Pitcm
Dye, Chl ......31 Cabrera, Det _100 Victories Strikeouts
Hamilton, Tex ....29 Momeau,Minn-99 Lee,Clev__ 18-2 Bumett.Tor _178
Sizemore, Clev-29 Quentin.Chi_..97 Musslna,NY .16-7 Halladay,Tor-168
Cabrera, Det ......28 Mora, Bait ......95 Bumett. Tor -16-9 Santana. LA -166
A.Rdriguez, NY -28 Huff. Bait .... 9 Matszaka, Bos 15-2 Vazquez.Chl ._163
Huff. Balt___ 27 Youkllls,Bos__........88 Halladay,Tor 15-9 Grelnke,KC _146
Pena.TB ................26 Ibanez., Sea -. 87 Saunders,.LA -14-6 Beckett, Bos -145
Thome,Chi -....26 Abreu.NY ....82 Santana, LA -13-5 Lee,Clev-... 141
Glambl, NY __25 Hits Floyd, Chi 13-6 Hmandez, Sea .140
Doubles Suzuki, Sea__170 Snnnstine,TB .13-6 Innings
Roberts. Bait__45 Pedrola, Bos 169 ERA Halladay. Tor-198
KinslerTex ..__41 KinslerTex__ ...165 Lee,Clev .....2.43 Guthrie.Balt..183%
Pedrola, Bos._40 Lopez. Sea .....-- 153 Dchschrr, Oak 2.54 Lee, Clev -177%A
Ibanez,Sea 39 Hamilton.Tex..152 Halladay Tor .2.68 Bumett.Tor..171t
Markakis. Bait .39 lbanez. Sea .152 Lackey, A ..........3.09 Shields.TB __ 171
RIos,Tor 38 Stolen bases DanksChi ........3.16 Vazquez, Chi -.171
Huff, Balt .... __.37 EllsbuyBos .....41 GalarragaDet 3.17 Verlander.,Det.171
Triples SuzukI, Sea .._38 Hriandez, Sea3.23 Games
Crawford,TB_._10 UptonTB__.37 GuthrieBalt.-3.28 Green.Sca __..61
Granderson.Det10 Sizemore, Clev .34 Saunders.LA.-3.37 Wright,Tex ......61
Roberts, Bait .........S Roberts, Balt ._32 Saves Dotel.Chi .....60
Inglett.Tor ...-.......7 RiosTor ..............30 F.Rodrlguez, LA .49 Guerrier. Minn .60
Runs Gonez, Minn-....27 Nathan, Minn_ .....35 F. Rodriguez, LA .60
KinslerTex ....102 Total bases PapelbonBos .33 Quality starts
PedrolaBos .._..96 Hamilton, Tex .276 Soria.KC ____..33 uthreBal. 19
QuentinChl ....92 Huff,.Balt _....269 Sherrill, Bait ......31 Lee, Cle. .............19
Markakls, Bait ...90 Kinsler Tex _268 Rivera, NY...-..30 Holds
Roberts,Bait _....89 Dye, Chl.___.266 Percival. TB ......27 .
Granderson. Det 84 Cabrera. Det ..261 ComP. gae whler, T.B. ....26
A.Rdriguez. NY..84 Quentin. Chi...261 HalladayTor __8 heeler..8

Inside the AL

No replay required: The umpires didn't need instant
replay to reverse a home run call this time because it was
so obvious.
The Los Angeles Angels did need an eighth-inning rally
and Francisco Rodriguez's 50th save to beat the Minne-
sota Twins, however.
Vladimir Guerrero tied the score with an RBI triple in
the eighth and Gary Mat-
thews Jr. drove him in with
another three-base hit,
helping the Angels win 5-3
Sunday to earn a split of the
four-game series between
AL division leaders.
The Twins were leading
3-2 in the eighth when Ja-
son Kubel hit a high, arch- ,
ing drive down the right- f
field line that was called a
home run by first-base um-
pire Hunter Wendelstedt.
While Kubel rounded the
bases, an incredulous Mike
Scioscia came running out
of the Angels dugout to ar-
gue and implore Wendel- By Ric Francis. AP
stedt to get a second opinion 50th save: Francisco Rodri-
from his crew mates. guez shuts down the Twins.
It didn't take long for the
ruling to be overturned, and Kubel struck out against roo-
kie reliever Jose Arredondo.
"It was pretty unanimous right from the beginning," said
crew chief Randy Marsh, who worked third base. "No-
body likes to reverse one, and I've been involved with some
in pretty big situations like that. But when you get the call
right, everyone's behind you."
Management and the umpires union signed an agree-
ment Wednesday, leaving a deal with players as the next
step to bring instant replay into baseball for the first time to
help with home run calls. The necessary equipment is be-
ing installed in all 30 ballparks.

PavanO'S return Carl Pavano will never be able to pro-
vide the New York Yankees ample return on his near
$40 million contract, so he will settle for improving a rota-
tion that certainly could use a fresh arm.
The often-injured pitcher returned from an extended ab-
sence Saturday night and hung around long enough to pick
up the win in a 5-3 victory against the Baltimore Orioles.
Pitching in the major leagues for the first time since April
2007, Pavano (1-0) allowed three runs and seven hits in five
innings. The right-hander walked one, hit two batters and
struck out five in his 91-pitch effort
"It's amazing. This is what I get paid to do, this is what I
live for," Pavano said. "This is all I really want, to go out
there every fifth day and do my job."
He said he knew he could help New York this season.
It was Pavano's 20th start with the Yankees since signing
a four-year contract before the 2005 season. Three of those
appearances have come since June.2005. His latest injury
resulted in elbow ligament replacement surgery last June
and a 14-month rehabilitation period.
"Last year battling through this surgery and having this
team behind me with their support, it's meant everything,"
he said. "Ninety pitches in five innings isn't going to cut it
every time out...,. But it's a big win for the team."
New York starters Chien-Ming Wang and Joba Cham-
berlain are injured.-

Suspended game: Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie
Guillen said D.J. Carrasco or Matt Thornton will pitch at
Baltimore today when a game that was suspended after 11
innings April 28 resumes.

. L


Major League Baseball

Inside the NL

Uggla benched: The out-of-town fans have mercilessly
taunted and teased him since the All-Star break.
Opposing pitchers have tormented him.
Finally, Florida Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez decided
Sunday, he needed to bench All-Star second baseman Dan
Uggla. "Some guys go through rough spots in the season,"
Gonzalez said. "He's going through one now. He's a big part
of our offense."
Uggla who is expected to return to the lineup Tuesday,
has epitomized the Marlins'
second-half struggles. The
Marlins defeated the Arizo-
na Diamondbacks 5-2 Sun-
day to move within five
games of the first-place New
York Mets, but their offense
hasn't been the same since
the All-Star break.
The Marlins are hitting
.230 the second half with 35
/ / / / home runs, compared with

Ug home runs the first half. Ug-
lgla is hitting just .200 since
the All-Star break with four
BysteveMitchell. US Presswlre homers and 12 RBI.Hehit
Slump: Dan Uggla is hitting .286 with 23 homers and 59
.200 since All-Star break. RBI the first half. "We need
him to get back on track if
we're going to win," Marlins outfielder Luis Gonzalez said.
Uggla says he has no explanation for his struggles. He
scoffs at the amateur psychologists' belief that his perfor-
mance in the All-Star Game three strikeouts and three
errors -plays a factor.
"That was over as soon as the game was over," he said.

Red-hot Pujols: After Albert Pujols homered and sin-
gled his first two at-bats Sunday, giving him eight hits and
eight RBI in 10 weekend chances, the Atlanta Braves re-
moved him from the equation just in time to keep the St.
Louis Cardinals star just short of Chipper 'Jones' once-
seemingly insurmountable lead for the batting title to mere
percentage points.
Pujols swung at only one pitch the last three at-bats be-
fore Jones reclaimed the lead Pujols held for 4 innings
with an eighth-inning double that put his average at .3594.
The fast-climbing Pujols is at .3586 after going 2-for-2 with.
his major league-leading 29th and 30th intentional walks,
plus a third walk on five pitches in the eighth.
Pujols said Jones' presence had nothing to do with his
numbers. "Just because I've got Chipper on the other side
and he's leading the league, that isn't going to turn my
switch on to try to play the game hard," Pujols said. "I play
the game hard no matter what, no matter who's in town."

By Bob Nightengale, wire reports

Brewers 4, Pirates 3
Pittsburgh. 000 010 101 000-3
Milwaukee 000 002 010 001-4
Pittsburgh ab r h bi bbso avg
Morgand 5 1 3 1 0 1 .226
Wilsonss 6 0 2 0 0 1 .277
Doumitc 6 02 1 0 0 330
Ad.LaRochelb 3 0 1 0 0 1 .269
Mlentklewicz 2 0 0 0 1 0 .279
Michaelsrf 5 0 2 0 1 1 .244
Mossif .. 6 0.2 0 & 2 .219
Gomez3b 6 0O1 0 0 1 ..292
Rivas2b. I 6 .1.1. 0 0 0 i.222
Maholmp 2 0 0 0 0 1 .109
F. Sanchez ph 1 1 1 0 0 0 .252
D. Bautista'p 0 0 0 0 0 .0 .200
McLouthph 1 0 1 1 0 0 .277
Cappsp 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
GraboWyp 0 00 0 0 0 .000
An.LaRocheph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .169
Yatesp 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Davisp 0 00 0 0 0 .000
Totals 50 316 3 2 9
> Batting-3B:F. Sanchez (1).S: Mor-
gan. RBI: Morgan (3); Doumit (50);
McLouth (76).Team LOB: 14
P Baserunning-SB:Morgan (3).
P Fielding-DP4. .
Milwaukee ab rh bibb so avg
Weeks2b 5 1 1 0 1 2.229
Hardyss 5 03 1 1 0.283
Braunlf 5 0 0 0 0 3 299
Villanuevap 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125
Motap 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Fielderib 4 0 0 0 1 2 .270
Hartrf 5 1 1 0 0 1 .285
Cameroncf 5 1 5 2 0 0.257
Hall3b 4 1 3 0 0 0 .225
Torresp 0 00 0 0 0 .000
Nixlf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .111
Kendallc 4 0 0 0 1 0 .249
Sabathia p 2 0 1 0 0 1 .233
Kaplerph 1 0 1 1 0 0 .302
Riskep 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Shousep. 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Counsell3b 2 0 0 0 0 0.222
Totals 43 415 4 4 9
P> Batting 2B: Hart (37). HIt Camer-
on (23). RBI: Hardy (62); Cameron 2
(58); Kapler(35).GIDP Braun 2; Fielder;
Hart. Team LOB: 9
I Baserunning SB: Weeks (17):
Cameron (14). CS: Kapler (1).
> Fielding-DP: 1.
Pitching ip h rer bbso era
Maholm 612 2 2 2 5 3.62
D.Bautista 2 1 1 1 1 1 4.78
-Capps 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.05
Grabow 1 0 0 0 0 2 3.00
Yates 11 0 0 0 1 5.01
DavisL,1-4 i 1 1 1 1 0 4.12
Sabathia 6 8 1 1 0 5 1.59
Riske 1 2 1 1 0 0 4.08
Shouse 1 1 0 0 0 0 2.25
Tortes 2 3 1 1 0 2 2.58
Villanueva 1 2 0 0 2 1 4.40
MotaW.4-5 1 0 0 0 0 1 4.53
WP: Torres. Batters faced; pitches-
strikes: Maholm 27; 96-61; D. Bautista
7: 26-19; Capps 3; 14-8; Grabow 3;
11-8: Yates4; 15-11; Davis 3; 12-6; Sa-
bathia25; 96-64; Riske 5;24-16;Shouse
4; 20-13; Torres 9: 33-20; Villanueva 7:
38-20; Mota 3; 7-6.
P Umpires HP: Davidson; 1B:
Marquez; 2B: Reilly; 3B: Fletcher.
> Game data-T. 4:00. Att 45,163.

Rockies 4, Reds 3
Cincinnati.. 010 011 000 000- 3
Colorado- 100 000 101 001 -4
Cincinnati ab r h bi bb so avg
Dickersonlf 6 1 1 1 0 2 .319
Cabrerass 5 0 0 0 0 3 .291
Brayp 0 000 00
Valentinph 0 0 0 0 1 0 .252
Uncolnp 0 00 0 0 0.000
B.Phillips2b 5 0 0 0 1 1 .265
Vottolb 4 1 1 0 1 2 .290
Brucerf ,5; 0 0 0 0 4 .256
Encamacion3b 3 1 2 0 2 0 .252
Patterson cf 4 0 1 1 1 1 .195
Bakoc 3 0 0 1 0 0.208
Weathers p 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Keppingerss 1 0 0 0 0 0 .263
Cuetop 1 0 0 0 0 0 .026
Masset'p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Majewskip 1 0 0 0 0 0.000
Affeldtp 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Haniganc 0 0 0 0 2 0 .238-
Totals 39 3 5 3 814
> Batting 2B: Votto (23). HR: Dick-
erson (3). SR Bako. RBI Dickerson (6);
Patterson(22); Bako (32).Team LOB:9
Baserunning SB: Patterson (13).
CS: Bruce (5); Patterson (9).
P Fielding E B. Phillips (6); Votto
(11); Bruce 2 (7); Encamacion (20). PB:
Bako. DP 1.
Colorado ab r hhbl bbso avg
Barmes2b-ss 7 0 1 0 0 0 .292
Podsednlkcf 4 1 0 0 0 1 .257
Torrealbaph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .245
Buchholzp 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Smithph 0 0 0 0 1 0.263
Fuentesp 000 0 00 -
Quintanllla2b 1 1 1 1 0 0 .246
Hollidaylf 4 2 2 0 2 0 .343
Hawperf 4000 22.287
Atkinslb 5 0 1 0 1 2 .293
Stewart3b 6 03 0 0 2 314
lannettac 3 0 1 0 2 1 .267
Tulowltzkiss 6 0 1 0 0 1235
Speierp 0 00 0 0 0.000
Jimenezp 2 0 0 0 0 1 .037
Bakerph 0 00 0 1 0.261
GrIllIp 0 000 0 0 0.000
Corpasp 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Taverasph-cf 2 0 0 0 0 0.264
Totals 45 410 1 911
> Batting 2B: Stewart (15). HR:
Quintanilla (2). S: lannetta; Taveras. RBL
Quintanilla (15).GIDP Tulowitzki.Team
LOB: 18
H Baserunning SB: Podsednlk (11);
Holllday 2(22).
SHFieldng -gE:Jimenez(3).
Pitching ip h rer bb so era
Cueto 3 0 1 0 3 4 4.65
Masset 2 1 0 0 2 3 1.88
Majewski 1 3 1 1 1 0 5.24
Affeldt 2 2 0 0' 0 3 3.34
Weathers 11 2 1 0 3 03.45
Bray 1% 1 0 0 0 1 2.57
LncolnL1-5 11 1 1 1 0 0 4.55
Jimenez 6 4 3 2 4 6 3.95
Grilll 1 0 0 0 0 1 3.35
Corps 1 0 0 0 0 3 4.13
Buchholz 2 0 0 0 2 1 1.61
Fuentes 1 1 0 0 0 3 2.79
SpelerW,2-1 1 0 0 0 2 0 4.70
WP: Masset: Affeldt; Buchholz. Batters
iced, pitches-strikes: Cueto 15; 74-42;
Masset9; 37-18; Majewski 6; 30-17; Af-
feldt8; 43-26; Weathers 10; 44-22; Bray
6; 25-18; Lincoln 2; 7-4; Jimenez 25;
94-58; Grilli 3; 14-11; Corpas 3; 15-11;
Buchholz 8; 29-18: Fuentes 4; 20-12;
Speler5; 19-10.
0 Umpires HP: Rakos; 1B: Nelson;
2B: Johnson; 3B: Joyce.
> Game data-Tr4:24.RAtt31,173.

NL leaders (through Saturday)
Batting On-base + slugging Sluingpct.
Based on3 plateappearances for each PuJols,St.L-1.092 PuJols.StL- 630
game a player's team has played Brkmn. Hou. -1.034 Ludwick. StL -606
G AB R H Avg C Jones, Atl. 1.026 Berkman,.Hou.603
C.Jones,Atl 103 367 68 132360 Hollday,Col..1.018 Braun, Mil--596
PuJols.StL 117 419 79 149356 Ludwlck,St.L_989 HollldayCol 590
Holllday.Col 114442 92 151 .342 Burrell, Phl.-947 Lee.Hou 569
Berkman.,Hou 127 453 99 150331 Walks On-base pet
TheriotChi 120 474 68 150316 Dunn.Cln-Ari...-94 PuJols,StL 462
Lee.Hou 115 436 61 137 314 Burrell.Phil .......8 C.Jones,Atl 459
Schumker.StL 123 445 77 138 310 PuJols, StL .....83 Berkman.Hou.431
Molina.StL 108 394 33 122.310 WrightNY _78 HollidayCol _428
Ludwlck,StL 121 429 88 132 308 Berkman. Hou .75 TherlotChi-394
HudsonArl. 107 407 54 124305 Beltran. NY__- 743 tied ............390
Home runs Runs batted in t
DunnCin -Arl.-34 Howard, Phil--108 ---
Howard, Phil _34 Lee, Hou 100 Victories Strikeouts
Braun. Mil --.-.32 Wright, NY __9Webb.,Arl.1i 19-4 Uncecum, SF .-200
Ludwick StL ..31 Ludwick. StL 95 Dempster Chi 15-5 Billlngsley, LA .168
Utley, Phil ....31 Berkman. Hou.-93 Volquez, Cn -15-5 Hamels. Phil.-162
Burrell, Phil __30 A. Gonzalez, SD-92 Cook, Col t 15-8 Haren, Arl 160
Fielder. Mllu-.28 Braun, .Mll___.90 Uncecum.SF-.14-3 Cain, SF__ 157
A.Gonzalez,SD .28 Ramirez.Chi- .90 Haren.Ari. 14-6 Volquez,Cin.-155
Lee, Hou- ....28 Hits ERA Dempster.Chi .153
Ramirez, Fla ...28 J. Reyes.NY -165 Uncecum.SF-2.48 Santana, NY -153
Doubles Holliday.Col ._151 Santana,NY ..2.64 Webb.,Art. 153
Berkman, Hou-39 Berkman. Hou .150 Webb.Ar....._2.74 Innings
McLouth. Pitt-39 Theriot.Chi_-150 Volquez, Cin _2.80 Hameis, Phil-188%
Young.Arl......37 Lee,Chi __ 149 Peavy,.......SD__2.84 Santana, NY .184
Hart. Mil-- 36 Pujols,StL- 149 Dempster, Chi .2.85 Webb.AArt.__.184
Wright, NY--36 Stolen bases Blllingsley.,LA3.10 Cook.Col -. 182
Ramlrez,Chil -35 Taveras col .- 61 HarenAri.-3.12 Games
1iples J. Reyes, NY_-40 SheetsMl .3.16 Ohman. Ati __ 69
J.Reyes.,NY --14 Pierre.,LA__.38 Hudson.AtI d 3.17 Boyer.AtI 8 .........68
Lewis, SF ...10 Boum, Hou ...33 Saves Feliclano, NY _67
Drew,Arl. -..9 Rollins, Phill..31 Wilson.SF 34 Hellman. NY .67
Rollins.Phil --.8 Ramirez. Fla- .29 Valverde.Hou ..32 Marmoi Chi .66
Runs Kemp, LA 28 Udge, Phil __.31 Quality starts
Berkman.Hou-99 Victorino, Phil -28 Gregg, Fla.... 28 ncecum. S.F..21
Ramirez. Fla -..-97 Total bases Wagner, NY ......27 Santana, NY-N .21
Holliday, Col 92 Braun,Mil__........288 Hoffman SD 26Webb.Ar..............21
J. Reyes, NY ..91 Berkman, Hou 273 Wood.Chl --26 Haren, Ari............20
Wright. NY_.90 Utley.Phil ........_273 p.! Holds
Ludwick.StL--..88 PuJols, StL ..264 Sabathia MIl McC ellan. St.L .29
Beltran,NY- ..87 Ramlrez,Fia ...264 Sheets.Mll ....4 Marmol. ChIN .24
McLouth, Pitt......87 J.Reyes. NY-.264 Webb,Arl. _3

Brewers cap sweep 4-3

By Colin Fly
The Associated Press

dy's patience was wearing
thin in extra innings, but he
waited exactly one more

Game of the day

Hardy drove in the win-
ning run on his bobblehead
day at Miller Park, and the
Milwaukee Brewers beat
Pittsburgh 4-3 in 12 innings
on Sunday for their 12th
consecutive home win vs.
the Pirates.
"It's just a coincidence
that it's bobble day for me
that it happened, but it's
nice to have that many fans
out there and win a ball
game like that," said Hardy,
who finished 3-for-5.
CC Sabathia got a no-de-

By Darren Hauck. AP
We win: Brewers Bill Hall
and Rickie Weeks celebrate.

cision instead of a victory for
a change, but the Brewers
still kept pace in the playoff
race with their 23rd win in
their last at-bat and ninth
series sweep this season.
Milwaukee leads the
St. Louis Cardinals by 3
games for the wild card

with two games in St. Louis
beginning Tuesday, and
trails the Chicago Cubs by
4 games in the NL Central.
Pirates reliever Jason Da-
vis (1-4) walked Rickie
Weeks with one out in the
12th. Weeks stole second
moments later, setting the
stage for Hardy, who drove
the next pitch just over the
infield for the winner.
Milwaukee scored two
runs for Sabathia in the
sixth to take the big left-
hander off the hook and put
him in line for a win, but the
bullpen gave it back.
Milwaukee's postseason
push gets a lot harder after a
day off. After two games
against the Cardinals, the
Brewers finish the season
by playing the New York
Mets, Philadelphia Phillies
and Cubs 13 times in the fi-
nal 26 games.

CUBS 6, Rich Harden matched a career high with 11 strikeouts as Chicago won its
Nationals 1 sixth consecutive series. It was the fifth time Harden has recorded double
digits in strikeouts in eight starts with the Cubs. "I think definitely you have
to give a lot of credit to (catcher Geovany) Soto. We've been working pretty
v well together. I'm comfortable with him behind the plate. I think a lot of it is
mixing up pitches, keeping them guessing."
Astros 6, Brad Ausmus led off the 10th inning with his second homer of the season,
METS 4 and Darin Erstad connected for his third three batters later.
Marlins 5, Josh Willingham homered and drove in two runs to back Ricky Nolasco's
DIAMONDBACKS 2 outstanding pitching performance. Nolasco allowed three hits and struck out
10 over 71/3 innings.
CARDINALS 6, Braden Looper (12-10) worked seven innings for the sixth consecutive time,
Braves 3 matching his victory total from 2007, his first season as a starter.
ROCKIES 4, Omar Quintanilla homered with one out in the 12th inning. Colorado tied it
Reds 3 in the ninth thanks to two errors and a balk. Matt Holliday scored the tying
run on a wild throw by right fielder Jay Bruce.
GIANTS 7, Kevin Correia (3-7) won for only the second time since April. The Giants'
Padres 4 five-game winning streak is their longest this season.
Los Angeles vs. Manny Ramirez is 4-for-16 with no extra-base hits and no RBI in his last five
PHILADELPHIA games after batting.424 with 21 RBI in his first 16 games with the Dodgers.
'HOME team In caps

L N nldrw d t dnin

1l~ftrf WHUU-IULiriU Ul b llll

W L Pet GB
Milwaukee 76 55 .580 -
St. Louis 73 59 .553 31
Philadelphia 70 59 .543 5
Florida 67 64 .511 9
Houston 66 64 .508 9
Los Angeles 65 64 .504 9

Cardinals 6, Braves 3
Atlanta.. 030 000 000-3
StLLouis................ 220 101 00x--6
Atlanta ab r h bi bb so avg
Blancocf 4 0 1 1 0 3 .257
Escobarss 4 0 0 0 0 .287
C:Jones3b 3 0 1 0 1 0 359
McCannn c 4 0 0 0 0 1.295
Infante 2b 3 1 0 0 0 0 .301
Prado Ib 4 1 2 0 0 0 339
B.Jones f 4 0 1 0 0 1 .283
Francoeurrf 3 1 0 0 1 0 .227
Reyes p 2 0 1 2 0 0 .080
Boyerp 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Norton ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 .242
Acosta p 0 00 0 0 0 .000
Totals 32 3 7 3 2 5
e Batting 2B: C. Jones (18). RBI:
Blanco (29); Reyes 2 (2). GIDP Fran-
coeur.TeamLOB: 5
I Fielding-E:Francoeur(4).
St.Louis ab rhbibbso avg
Izturisss 5 0 2 0 0 1 .257
Mathercf-lf 2 1 1 2 2 0 .256
PuJolslb 2 1 2 2 3 0.359
Ludwickrf 5 0 0 0 0 2 .304
Glaus3b 5 00 0 0 0 .274
Molina c 3 1 1 0 1 0 .310
Mlles2b 4 1 2 0 0 0 .313
Looperp 2 00 0 0 0.275
AnkMelph 1 0 0 0 0 0 272
Springerp 0 00 0 0 -
Vlllonep 0 00 0 0 0 .000
Perez p 0000 0 0 .000
Barton If 3 1 3 2 0 0.269
Schumakerpr- 1 1 0 0 0 0 .309
Totals 33 611 6 6 63
> Batting-2B: Mather(7); Barton (8).
HR: PuJols (28). S: Looper. SR Mather.
RBI: Mather2 (17): Pujols 2 (87); Barton
2(13).Team LOB:11
> Fielding-DP. 1.
Pitching ip h rer bb so era
Reyes L3-10 5% 9 6 5 4 2 534
Boyer 14 0 0 0 0 5.16
Acosta 2 2 0 0 2 1 3.86
St. Louis
LooperW,12-10 7 6 3 3 2 5 3.94
SpringerHl- 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.41
VilloneH.14 A 1 0 0 0 0 4.81
PerezS.5 11 0 0 0 0 0 3.09
WP: Acosta. IBB: Pujols (by Reyes). HBP:
Infante (by Looper). Batters faced;
pitches-strikes: Reyes 30; 106-65;
Boyer 1; 2-1; Acosta 10; 39-19; Looper
28; 97-59; Springer 1; 2-2; Villone 2;
10-5: Perez4; 14-11.
r Umpires HP Miller; 1B: Meals; 2B:
Darling; 3B: Emmel.
> Game data-1. 2:35.Att 43,361.

Strike three,

you're ejected

From wire reports

Pittsburgh Pirates man-
ager John Russell and first
baseman Adam LaRoche
were ejected before the
sixth inning of Sunday's 4-3,
12-inning loss to the Mil-
waukee Brewers for arguing
balls and strikes.
Pittsburgh led 1-0 when
LaRoche was ejected by
plate umpire Bob Davidson,
a half-inning after he was
upset at a called third strike.
LaRoche lingered in the
box following the strikeout
that ended the fifth inning,
slowly taking off his batting
gloves and throwing his hel-
met before taking the field.
"I let him know during
the at-bat that it was a bad
call, and I told him to go look
at it," LaRoche said.
Davidson ejected La-
Roche before the next in-
ning, and Russell argued
with Davidson heatedly be-
fore being guided back to
the dugout by second base
umpire Mike Reilly. LaRoche
said he saw a replay of the
strike call in the clubhouse
before his second confronta-
tion with Davidson.

Cubs 6, Nationals 1
Washington.- 001 000 000-1
Chicago 030 000 30x-6
Washington ab r h bi bb so avg
Harris If 4 0 1 0 0 1 .255
Guzmanss 4 0 0 0 0 1 .293
Zimmerman 3b 4 0 0 0 0 4 .268
Milledgecf 4 0 1 0 0 2 .260
Belliardlb 4 0 1 0 0 3 .278
Floresc 4 0 0 0 0 1 .264
Keamsrf 3 1 1 1 0 1 .217
Hernandez2b 3 0 0 0 0 0 .438
Bergmannp 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Shell p 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Manning p 0 0 0 0 0 0
Langerhansph 0 0 0 0 1 0.250
Hanrahan p 0 0 00 0 0 .000
Totals 32 1 4 1 114
> Batting-HR: Kearns (7). RBI:Kearns
(32).TeamLOB: 5
b Fielding-- E:Zimmerman (7).DPR 1.
Chicago ab r h bi bb so avg
Sorlanolf 3 1 0 0 1 0 .283
Theriotss 3 0 1 0 1 1 .317
Ramirez3b 4 0 1 1 0 0 .288
Wardlb 4 0 0 0 1 .218
DeRosarf-2b 4 1 2 1 0 1 .287
Edilondscf 2 1 0 0 2 0 .231
Sotoc 4 1 1 2 0 1 .284
Fontenot2b 3 1 1 0 0 1 .286
Marmolp 0 00 0 00 .000
Cedeno ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .274
Samardzijap 0 000 0 0 0.000
Hardenp 2 0 0 0 0 2 .067
Fukudomeph- 1 1 1 2 0 0.264
Totals 31 6 7 6 4 7
0 Batting 2B: Ramlrez (36); Fonte-
not (18).HRDeRosa(18); Soto(19); Fu-
kudome (9). RBI: Ramirez (91): DeRosa
(77); Soto 2 (71); Fukudome 2 (49).'
Team LOB: 5
i> Baserunning-SB:Theriot (19).
> Fielding- E: Ramirez (11).
Pitching ip h rer bb so era
BergmannL2- 61 4 4 4 4 64.56
Shell 14 2 2 1 0 0 2.25
Manning 40 0 00 0 1 5.12
Hanrahan 1 100 0 0 3.72
Harden W,4-1 7 2 1 1 011 1.47
Marmol 1 1 0 0 1 1 2.79
SamardzUa 1 1 0 0 0 2 1.06
WP. Harden. Batters faced; pitches-
strikes: Bergmann 26; 112-64; Shell 4;
11-6; Manning 1; 5-3; Hanrahan 4; 17-
10; Harden 23; 109-77; Marmol 6; 26-
15; SamardzUa4:; 19-10.
> Umpires HP: Hernandez; 1B:
Cooper; 2B: Foster; 3B: Cousins.
* Game data -T2:22.AAtt 40,682.
Giants 7, Padres 4
San Diego-. 100 200 010-4
San Francisco- 000 124 00x -7
San Diego ab r h bi bb so avg
Gllesrf 3 1 1 1 2 0 .291
Rodriguez ss 5 0 2 0 0 0 .255
Gerutcf 5 0 1 0 0 2 .294
A.Gonzalez lb 5 0 1 0 0 1 .278
Kouzmanoff3b 5 1 2 0 0 0.275
Headleylf 4 1 1 0 0 1 .263
E.Gonzalez2b 4 1 1 1 0 1 .278
Hundleyc 3 0 1 1 0 0 .206
Banksp 1 0 0 0 0 0 .130
Hampsonp 0000 0 0 .000
Falkenborgp 0 0 0 00 0 .000
Hairstonph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .251
Adams p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Ledezma p 0 00 0 0 .000
Bard ph 1 0 1 1 0 0 .209
Bell p 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Totals 37 411 4 26
' Batting-HtGiles(9).S: Banks. RBI:
Giles (47); E. Gonzalez (23); Hundley
(12); Bard(13).TeamLOB:11
Fielding-DP: 2.
San Francisco ab r h bli bb so avg
Wiqnrf 4 1 3 1 1 0 .306
Ochoass 4 1 0 0 0 0 .244
Taschnerp 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Yabup 0 00 0 0 0 .000
Hinshawp 0 0 0 Q 0 220
Velezph 1 00 0 0 0 220
Wilson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Lewislf 5 3 3 0 0 1 .289
Molinac 4 1 3 5 0 1 .288
Rowandcf 3 0 0 0 0 0.285
Sandoval3b-lb 4 0 2 1 0 0 .438
Ishikawalb 0 0 0 0 1 0 233
Aurillaph-3b 3 0 0 0 0 0 .267
Burrlss2b 2 1 1 0 2 1 .272
Correlap 2 0 0 0 0 0 .130
Vizquel ph-ss 1 0 0 0 0 r .180
Totals 33 712 / 4 .
Batting 2B: Lewis (25); Molina
(28). HR Molina (10). 5: Vizquel. RBI:
Winn (55); Molina 5 (77): Sandoval (3).
GIDP:Velez; Lewis. Team LOB: 8
P Baserunning-- SB: Winn (24).
Pitching Ip h rer bb so era
San Diego
Banks 3 5 1 1 1 1 4.75
Hampson 1i 2 2 2 0 1 3.80
Falkenborg % 2 0 0 0 0 4.76
Adamsl 1-3 1 3 4 4 1 0 2.85
Ledezma 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.47
Bell 1 0 0 0 1 1 3.09
San Francisco
CorreiaW.3-7 6 7 3 3 2 4 5.11
Taschner 7 2 0 0 0 0 3.89
Yabu % 1 1 1 0 0 3.81
Hinshaw % 1 0 0 0 1 3.74
WilsonS.35 1 0 0 0 0 1 4.10
IBB:Giles(by Correla).HBP: Headley (by
Yabu); Hundley (by Yabu); Rowand (by
Banks). Batters faced; pitches-strikes:
Banks 15; 53-33: Hampson 6; 34-22;
Falkenborg4; 15-12: Adams 7; 17-7; Le-
dezma 4; 16-7; Bell 3; 14-8; Correia 27;
113-74: Taschner 4: 11-8: Yabu 5: 19-
11; Hinshaw 3; 17-12:Wilson 3:13-9.
b Umpires HP Danley: 1 B: Tiller; 2B:
Diaz; 3B: Schrieber.
0 Game data-T3:25.Att 37,174.

Astros 6, Mets 4
Houston.. 000 300 100 2 6
New York_ 201 010 000 0-4
Houston ab r h bi bb so avg
Abercromblecf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .207
Sampsonp 0 0 0 0 0 0 .136
Hawkinsp 0 0 0o0 0 0 -
Berkman ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .330
Valverdep 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Erstadlb 5 2 2 1 0 2 300
Tejadass 5 1 1 0 0 0.287
Wiggintonlf 4 0 1 0 0 2.299
Loretta2b 3 0 0 1 0 0 .268
Pencerf 3 2 1 2 1 1 .260
Castillo3b 2 0 0 0 0 0 .242
Blumph-3b 2 0 1 0 0 0.237
Qulnteroc 2 0 0 0 0 0.230
Newhanph 1 0 11 0 0 .218
Ausmusc 1 1 1 1 0 0 .230
Wolfp 2 0 0 0 0 2 .130
Bourn ph-cf 1 0 00 1 1.225
Totals 36 6 8 6 29
> Batting 2B: Tejada (29); Wiggln-
ton (21): Blum (8). HR El stad (3); Pehce
(18); Ausmus (2). SP. Loretta. RBl Erstad
(26); Loretta(35); Pence2 (63); Newhan
(4); Ausmus (19).Team LOB: 3
> Fielding-DP. 1.
NewYork ab rhbi bb so avg
J.Reyesss 5 0 1 0 0 0 .300
EvansIf 5 1 1 0 0 0.264
Wright3b 4 1 1 0 1 0 .293
Beltrancf 3 2 2 3 1 0 .270
Delgadolb 4 0 0 0 0 0.258
Tatlsrf 3 0 11 1 0 297
Easley2b 4 0 1 0 0 0.261
Castro c 3 0 0 0 0 1 .248
Murphyph 1 0 0 0 0.0 .358
Schneiderc 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257
Perezp 3 0 0 0 0 3 .114
Hellmanp 0 000 0 0.000
Schoenewels p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Smithp 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Ayalap 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Church ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .310
Felicianop 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Sanchezp 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Totals 36 4 7 4 34
> Batting 2B: Wright (37). Ht Bel-
tran 2 (19). RBL Beltran 3 (86): Tatis (39).
Team LOB: 5
Pitching ip h rer bb so era
Wolf 6 7 4 4 3 4 4.86
Sampson 2 000 0 0 4.27
HawkinsW.2-0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
ValverdeS.33 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.01
New York
Perez 61 4 4 4 1 8 4.00
Hellman BS,4 1 2 0 0 0 0 5.37
Schoeneweis 7 0 0 0 1 0 2.94
Smith A 0 0 0 0 0 4.06
Ayala 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.40
Fellclano L.2-4 7 2 2 2 0 1 4.02
Sanchez 14 0 0 0 0 0 4.06
WP: Wolf; Perez. IBB: Beltran (by Wolf).
Batters faced; pitches-strikes: Wolf 27:
101-61; Sampson 6; 18-10; Hawkins 3;
10-5; Valverde 3: 17-12: Perez 24; 111-
73; Hellman 2; 4-3; Schoeneweis 3;
15-9; Smith 2; 11-7; Ayala 3 16-9; Fel-
lcilano4; 11-9: Sanchez 1:;2-1.
m Umpires HP. Holbrook; 1B: Fair-
child; 2B: Wegner; 3B: Bell.
I Game data-1T3:12.Att:49,758.

Marlins 5, Diamondbacks 2
Florida 110 001 0,02-5
Arizona -_ 100 001 000-2
Florida ab r h bi bb so avg
Ramlrezss 5 0 1 1 0 3 .296
Amezaga2b 5 1 1 0 0 1 .255
Cantulb 4 0 1 0 0 0 .276
Wllinghamlf 4 1 3 2 00 .266
Rosscf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .257
Helms3b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .248
Gonzalezrf 3 1 1 0 0 2 .259
Hermidarf 1 1 1 0 0 0.251
Treanorc 4 0 0 0 0 1 .232
Nolascop 3 0 1 1 0 1 .122
Rhodesp 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
LoDucaph 1 1 1 1 0 0 .248
Greggp 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 38 511 5 010
> Batting 2B: Ramirez (29); Ameza-
ga (12); Gonzalez (20); Hermida (22);
Nolasco (2); Lo Duca (8). HR: Wlling-
ham (9). RBI: Ramirez (58); Willlngham
2 (37); Nolasco (4): Lo Duca (14). Team
LOB: 6
Arizona ab r h bi bb so avg
Drewss 4 2 2 1 0 2 .285
Youngcf 4 0 1 0 0 0.241
JacksonIf 4 0 1 1 0 1 .301
Dunnrf 3 00 01 2 .235
Clarklb 3 0 0 0 1 3 .243
Reynolds3b 4 0 0 00 3 .241
Snyderc 3 0 0 0 1.248
Ojeda2b 3 0 0 0 0 0 .264
Davisp 2 0 0 0 0 0 .094
Cruzp 0 0 0 0 00 -
Romeroph 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244
Burke ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .197
Lyonp 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 31 2 4 2 2 13
> Batting 2B: Drew (33); Jackson
(25). HR: Drew (15). RBI: Drew (53);
Jackson (68).Team LOB: 4
Pitching ip h r er bb so era
NolascoW,13-7 7V1 3 2 2 1 10 3.62
Rhodes 1A 0 0 0 0 2 0.00
GreggS.29 1 1 0 0 1 1 2.72
Davis L,5-8 7 7 3 3 0 8 4.63
Cruz 1 1 0 0 0 2 2.89
Lyon 13 2 2 0 0 4.96
Batters faced; pitches-strikes: Nolasco
26; 108-76; Rhodes 2; 9-6; Gregg 5; 27-
15: Davis 28: 110-72; Cruz 4; 14-11;
w Umpires HP Nauert; IB: Winters;
2B: Hoye: 3B: O'Nora.
I Game data -P2:53. Att 31.518.

Last vs.
East W L Pct. GB Strk 10 Div. Home Away
New York 72 59 .550 L-2 7-3 29-20 40-25 32-34
Philadelphia. 70 59 .543 1 W-2 6-4 27-22 36-28 34-31
Florida 67 64 .511 5 W-1 4-6 27-21 35-31 32-33
Atlanta 57 74 .435 15 L-1 2-8 20-27 34-31 23-43
Washington 46 85 .351 26 L-2 2-8 17-30 23-39 23-46
Last vs.
Central W L Pct. GB Strk 10 Div. Home Away
Chicago 80 50 .615 W-2 7-3 35-23 49-19 31-31
Milwaukee 76 55 .580 41 W-4 6-4 35-24 41-24 35-31
St. Louis 73 59 .553 8 W-1 7-3 29-28 36-30 37-29
Houston 66 64 .508 14 W-2 5-5 27-30 34-28 32-36
Pittsburgh 57 73 .438 23 L-4 2-8 20-34 34-31 23-42
Cincinnati 57 74 .435 23% L-2 4-6 26-33 32-33 25-41
Last vs.
West W L Pct. GB Strk 10 Div. Home Away
Arizona 68 62 .523 L-1 7-3 34-16 37-28 31-34
Los Angeles 65 64 .504 2% L-2 5-5 24-24 39-30 26-34
Colorado 61 71 .462 8 W-2 7-3 19-29 36-30 25-41
San Francisco 58 72 .446 10 W-5 8-2 24-22 29-37 29-35
San Diego 48 82 .369 20 L-7 2-8 20-30 27-38 21-44

Sunday's results

Houston 6, New York 4(10) Milwaukee 4, Pittsburgh 3(12)
St. Louis 6, Atlanta 3 Chicago 6, Washington 1
Colorado 4, Cincinnati 3 (12) San Francisco 7, San Diego 4
Florida 5, Arizona 2 Los Angeles at Philadelphia

Today's probable pitchers, lines
2008 season opp. 2007-08 vs. opp. Last 3 starts
Los Angeles at Philadelphia, 705 ET (Line:; Total runs:)
LA.-BillIngslky(R) 12-9 1621 3.10 1-0 1-0 12 3.75 1-0 19 3.79
Phl.-Mvers(R)_ 6-10 1431 71 3-2 0-1 8 338 2-1 23M 1,52
Chicag at ttsburgh, 7:05 E (Line:;Total runs:) -
chi.-Ully(L) 12-7 161 4.25 2-0 2-0 35 4.29 1-1 20M 3.54
Pit.-Karstens(R) 2-2 28 225 1-0 1-0 6 0.00 1-2 '22 2,86
Houston at New York, 7:10 ET (Line:; Total runs:)
Hou.-Moehler(R) 9-4 116f 3.87 2-4 0-1 211 7.71 2-0 17* 3.06
N.Y.-Pelfrevy(R) 12-8 154 3.86 1-2 1-1 11, 1 4.76 2-1 20.1 3.92
Arizona at San Diego, INS Et (Line:; Total runs:) .
Ari.-Haren(R) 14-6 173 3.12 3-1 3-1 27 3.33 2-1 19 6.05
S.D.-Peavy(R 9-9 1391 2.8411-11 4-3 4914 3.65 1-2 18 4.50
Colorado at San Francisco, 1015 ET (Line:; Total runs:)
CoL-Francis(L) 3-8 1171 5.52 6-5 3-2 35 4.11 0-1 17M 4.67
S F.-Caln(R) 8-9 176% 3.52 6-3 3-1 34% 2.60 1-0: 216 2.91
Lines by Danny Sheridan

Results, upcoming games
Friday Saturday
Was.13, Chi.5 Chi.9,Was.2
Phi. 8, LA. I Atl. 8, St.L 4
N.Y. 3, Hou. 0 Phi. 9, LA. 2
Mil. 10, Pit.4 S.F.4,S.D. 2
St.L 18, Atl. 3 Mil. 6, Pit. 3
Cin. 8, Col. 5 Hou. 8, N.Y. 3
Fla. 5, Ari.4 Col.7, Cin. 6
S.F. 5, S.D. 0 Ari.7, Fla. I

N.Y. at Phi., 7:05
Chi. at Pit., 7:05
LA. at Was., 7:10
Cin. at Hou., 8:05
Mil. at St.L, 8:15
Ari. at S.D., 10:05
Col. at S.F., 10:15

National League notes

Arizona: RH reliever Billy
Buckner was called up from
Class AAA Tucson as insurance
for Sunday's starter, RHP Doug
Davis, who had been battling
back stiffness. Buckner was not
needed in long relief, however.
LH reliever Doug Slaten, 0-3
with a 430 ERA in 38 games
with Arizona, was optioned to
Tucson. ... RHP Brandon
Webb is one win away from be-
coming the first 20-game win-
ner in the National League since
Atlanta: C Brian McCann
normally would have gotten
Sunday off, but with an off day
today, manager Bobby Cox
started McCann for his offensive
production. But McCann went
0-for-4. ... RH reliever Manny
Acosta (strained left hamstring)
was activated from the disabled
list after missing 39 games, and
RH reliever Matt DeSalvo was
optioned to Class AAA Rich-
mond (Va.).
Chicago: 1 B Derrek Lee did
not startlbecause of neck and
upper back spasms. The ailment
forced Lee out of Saturday's
game in the sixth inning after he
struck out in the fifth on an
awkward swing. Lee said the in-
jury is not serious, but it is relat-
ed to a neck problem that he
began having early last season.
Cincinnati: RHP Johnny
Cueto exited after the third in-
ning because of right triceps
tendon soreness. He will have
an examination when the team
returns home today. ... 1B
Joey Votto's three-hit game
Saturday was his third in a row
and gave him 16 for the season,
twice as many as any other roo-
kie in the NL.
Colorado: RH reliever Matt
Herges (lower back stiffness) is
scheduled to throw in the bull-
pen today and Wednesday and
join Class AAA Colorado Springs
on Friday on a rehabilitation as-
signment. Herges last pitched
Aug. 17 for the Rockies and is
eligible to be reinstated Sept. 1,
when the rosters can be ex-
panded. .... RH reliever Luis
Vizcaino's win Saturday ended
a span of 31 games without a

Florida: SS Hanley Ramirez
returned to the lineup Saturday
after missing two consecutive
games because of a bruised
right thumb and hit his team-
leading 28th home run.
Houston: 1 B Lance Berk-
man was out of the lineup be-
cause of ongoing hamstring and
wrist problems. ... RHPs Roy
Oswalt and Brandon Backe
combined to retire 34 consec-
utive batters Friday and Satur-
Los Angeles: When RHP
Greg Maddux started Friday,
the Dodgers had three potential
Hall of Famers in their starting
lineup: Maddux, 2B Jeff Kent
and LF Manny Ramirez. The
last time three future Hall of
Famers started a game for the
Dodgers was on June 13,1958,
when Sandy Koufax took the
mound with Pee Wee Reese at
third base and Duke Snider in
center field.
Milwaukee: RHP Jeff Sup-
pan is 4-0 with a 3.09 ERA in
Ve starts in August. Suppan is
9-7 with a 4.58 ERA after going
into the All-Star break at 5-6
with a 4.71 ERA. ... CF Mike
Cameron, who has struggled
much of the season to find his
stroke, has gotten hot just as
the playoff race has heated up.

Over his last 19 games, Camer-
on is batting 382 (26-for-68)
with seven home runs and 14
New YorCk 2B Luis CaStilo
(strained left hip flexor) had
planned to return from the dis-
abled list Saturday. But with Da-
mion Easley and rookie Arge-
nis Reyes combining to - '
perform well in his absence,
Castillo agreed to delay his acti-
vation a few days.
Philadelphia: OF Geoff
Jenkins, fourth on the list of ac-
tive players who have played
the most games without a post-
season appearance, was placed
on the disabled list because of a
strained right hip flexor, and IF
AndyITracy was called up from
Class AAA Lehigh Valley (Allen-
town, Pa.).
Pittsburgh: RH closer Matt
Capps (right shoulder bursitis)
was activated from the disabled
list, and LHP Tom Gorzelanny,
was recalled from Class AAA In:
dianapolis to make the start Sat-
urday. RH relievers Romulo
Sanchez and TJ. Beam were
sentdown. ... CFNate
McLouth missed his fifth con-
secutive game because of a
stomach virus. McLouth is
hopeful of returning to the line-
up tonight but might be held
out until Tuesday.
St. Louis: RHP Adam Wain-
wright, who worked six in-
nings of one-run ball on Friday
in his first start in more than
two months, will make his sec-
ond start since coming off the
disabled list Wednesday against
Milwaukee. He had been out
with a sprained right middle
San Diego: RHP Dirk Hay-
hurst became the 12th pitcher
to start a game for the Padres
this season when he made his
major league debut Saturday.
RHP Jake Peavy is the only
member of the Padres' opening-
day rotation currently in the ro-
tation.. RF Brian Giles, bat-
ting in the leadoff slot for the
first time since May 9, led off
the game with a homer. With
two walks, he also moved into
third on the Padres' all-time
walks list (466).
San Francisco: LHP Barry
Zito surrendered runs in just
four of his 33% innings inAu-
gust, and he won his second
consecutive start Saturday for
the first time all season. He re-
tired the first eight batters and
lasted eight innings for the sec-
ond time this year .... LHP
Noah Lowry threw off a
mound for the first time since
forearm surgery in March. He is
scheduled to report to instruc-
tional league in Arizona in mid-
September, and manager Bruce
Bochy said it's possible Lowry
could appear in a game this
Washington 1B Dmitri
Young, out since the All-Star
break while trying to get his dia-
betes under control, has report-
ed to the Nationals' spring train-
ing complex in Viera, Fla., and is
resuming baseball activities. He
hopes to return to the majors
before the end of the season.
... RHP ShawnHill (forearm
soreness) has resumed throw-
ing off a mound, but he prob-
ably won't realize the club's
goal of returning to pitch in the
majors by Sept. 1. Hill will pitch
out of the bullpen if he returns
this year.

From The Sports Xchange


National Football League

Quote "Base
ofthe does

Cleveland Browns

New team,


for Rogers

By Jarrett Bell
BEREA, Ohio -- Shaun Rogers wore the look of a man
in a good space as he trudged off the practice field that
he has pretty much come to own.
The gigantic defensive tackle, who. performed the al-
terations himself on the chocolate sweat pants that
were cut off below the calf, has been the buzz of Cleve-
land Browns training camp. And not because of his
fashion statement or Mohawk haircut.
"One thing that has been obvious," tight ends coach
Alfredo Roberts marveled, "is that Shaun can pretty
much take over a drill whenever he wants to."
The Browns obtained the two-time Pro Bowl pick
from the Detroit Lions in a March trade to fortify the
front of their 3-4 defense. He's switched to nose tackle
after seven years in a 4-3 scheme. There's also hope
that Rogers sheds a reputation as an overweight, out-
of-shape underachiever whose effort did not always
match his skill.
That knock is perhaps a key reason why a player at
such a premium position and sometimes described
as unblockable was expendable. Detroit received
cornerback Leigh Bodden and a third-round pick for
Rogers, coming off a career-high seven sacks in 2007.
"It's definitely a pleasure being somewhere where
you're wanted," said Rogers, a former Texas standout
who was Detroit's second-round pick in 2001.
He is not oblivious to the rap from the past.
"At times. I think some people sought for me to make
every play," Rogers said. "I was one of 11 out there. But
when much is expected, then those type of words and
feelings cone with it, and you're held to a higher stan-
dard. I understand that. I took the accolades, so at the
same time have to take the criticisms."
There is ho gray area with the Browns' expectations.
Rogers' new, six-year, $42 million contract includes
$20 million in guaranteed money, reflecting the need
for a diffeience-maker. The Browns were 27th against
the run lait season and since their rebirth in 1999 as
an expanson franchise haven't fared better than 23rd.
Coach lomeo Crennel, the former New England Pa7
triots' defnsiV Coordinator,likenrs Rogers' potential for
a revival tb Corey Dillon and Randy Moss, who shed

lndianapolis Colts

Wayne sets

goals, then


By Skp Wood
INDIANAPOLIS Poor, poor Blue.
Hes the Indianapolis Colts' team mas-
cot, mnd by necessity he has something
of a lorse face, because, well, he repre-
sent, a horse.
BLt that's not the reason Blue's feel-
ings possibly have been hurt by none
other than Pro Bowl wide receiver Reg-
gie Nayne, who proudly has four little
stuffed animals on the top shelf of his
locker stall for all to see.
They're not cute little colts. They're
cute little kittens, and they go by the
nane of Sir Purr, who happens to be the
mascot of the ... Carolina Panthers.
'I have some friends from my home-
tovn (of New Orleans) who gave them
to me as a joke," Wayne says with a
chuckle. "They live (in the Charlotte
alea) now and were telling me it was
Orolina's year this year, and they sent
them to me after the Carolina preseason
gime this year."
The Panthers prevailed 23-20. So why
rot just chuckle and then throw away
the Sir Purrs?

d on what Matt's done this spring, what he's done this camp, tonight
I't negate any of that."

Arizona Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt on quarterback Matt Leinart's
three-interception game against the Oakland Raiders on Saturday

Excess baggage: Browns mammoth defense tackle Shaun Rogers had a reputation in Detroit as an overweight,
out-of-shape underachiever. "It's definitely a pleasure being somewhere where you're wanted," Rogers said.

baggage and flourished after late-career moves to New
England. "I've seen it happen," Crennel says. "A lot of
times, when a guy gets a change of scenery, it's a fresh
start and he has something to prove to everybody. I've
heard the knock on him, but the thing I have to go by is
what I see here on the field.
"Since he's been with us, his attitude has been good.
He's helping the younger players ... and he's giving
good effort. If we are cognizant of the fact that he might
not be able to play 100 plays in a game and needs a
breather, we can still get good production out of him."
Rogers, an eighth-year pro, looks forward to Cren-
nel's snap-management plan.
"I've had a long career, as far as snaps go," he said.
"I've had several seasons over 1,000 snaps. Being in
those trenches, that wears on you. There's nothing
wrong with a rotation. There's no need for me to be out
there playing on a half-tank when there's more than
one qualified guy next to me capable of handling some
of the snaps."

By Al Messerschmidt, Getty Images
Mr. Reliable: Reggie Wayne has increased his number of receptions in each of his
seven NFL seasons, something only two others have done in league history.

"Because I use them as a reminder to
myself that it's NOT their year, it's going
to be OUR year," Wayne says. "Really,
though, they give me a reminder that ev-
erybody in this league is working toward
the same goal, and you can never, ever
lose sight of that."
Wayne has quite been adept at not
losing sight of goals since joining the
Colts as a rookie out of Miami in 2001.
His goal simply was to get better every
season. And so, for the most part, he has
done just that.
Consider the progression of his sea-
son-long receiving yardage through the
years. Only once has he not improved.
There were the 345 yards as a rookie.
Then 716 in '02, then 838 in '03, then
1,210 in '04, then 1,055 in '05, then

1,310 in '06 and finally an NFL-best
1,510 last season to go with a career-
high 104 catches.
Not only that, but he's just the third
player in league history to have in-
creased his number of receptions in each
of the first seven seasons of his career.
Says Colts coach Tony Dungy: "You see
what happens with guys like Reggie
Wayne that get better and better and
better as they learn the system."
To a wide receiver counterpart for the
Detroit Lions, Wayne's work is pretty
darned impressive.
"Reggie Wayne, man, he's really come
into his own," the Lions' Roy Williams
says. "You've got to admire the way he
got it done after Marvin (Harrison) went
out last season."

With 11 career blocked kicks, Rogers also adds pa-
nache to special teams. Then again, given his size, Rog-
ers brings a certain presence to any situation. He's list-
ed on the roster at 6-4, 350. But the weight might be
What are you weighing?
"Enough," he grumbles. "Exactly what they want me
to weigh."
Now that's a vague answer.
"It's the right answer," he snaps back.
Somewhere, it was written that you came to camp at
"I've been that weight before," Rogers deadpanned.
He was booed in Saturday's preseason game at De-
troit. He tackled rookie running back Kevin Smith three
times on the first drive, all for gains of 2 yards or less. In
the second quarter, he stuffed Tatum Bell for no gain.
"If they're not rooting for the home team, what are
they doing here?" he said. "It's expected. But I don't
play for the Lions anymore, I play for the Browns."

'Gadget freak'
Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reg-
gie Wayne is a two-time Pro Bowler. He
also is a "gadget freak," to use his phrase.
That's why teammates often take their
laptop computers to Wayne's locker.
"You probably could even call me a
computer freak or a computer geek," he
says with a grin. "A lot of times when
people on the team are having problems
with their computers, I'm the guy they
come to.
"And I always seem to get lucky and
find the glitch and find a way for them to
get rebooted and back up."
Wayne credits his mom for getting
him interested in computers, and adds
his fascination of them has no bounds.
"Now, look, don't get me wrong," he
says, laughing.
"I wouldn't say I'm part of the Geek
Squad you see on the TV commercials.
But I definitely find it interesting."
Skip Wood

Injuries forced Harrison, an eight-time
Pro Bowler, to miss 11 games in '07.
Wayne says he knew many observers
had long tabbed his improvement sim-
ply a byproduct of getting mostly single
coverage as opposed to Harrison's dou-
ble dose, and was pleased he was able to
show otherwise last season.
Now that Harrison is back, Wayne has
a goal. He wants to do for Harrison what
Harrison has done for him.
"I feel like my duty is to get that dou-
ble coverage off of him, and whenever he
gets doubled, I. feel a responsibility to
make the most of it," Wayne says. "If I do
that, maybe he'll get the kind of chances
that I've had for so long."

NFL notes

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Horse racing

Trainer salutes Colonel John after hard-fought nose victory in Travers

By M ike Groll. AP
Tight Robby Albarado and Mambo in Seattle, left,
were edged by Garrett Gomez and Colonel John.

By Tom Pedulla
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. There is no consola-
tion after missing an opportunity in the Kentucky
Derby. Or is there?
All was right with owner Bill Casner's world after
Colonel John, a star-crossed sixth in the Kentucky
Derby, eked out a nose victory against Mambo in
Seattle in the $1 million Travers Stakes on Saturday.
"The Travers is certainly the second-most presti-
gious 3-year-old race next to the Kentucky Derby,"
Casner said. "It is a-race for the ages."
There is a reason the 1'4-mile Travers is cele-
brated as the Midsummer Derby. The race's 139-
year history is that rich, and Colonel John's scorch-
ing duel with Mambo in Seattle added to it.
The son of Tiznow answered two major ques-
tions about his ability that had been hanging in the
air since his disappointing finish after a troubled trip
in the Run for the Roses. Yes, he can succeed on dirt.

Yes, he has the durability to cover a classic distance
and still pack a punch at the end.
Colonel John reached the winner's circle for the
fifth time in nine career starts with two second-
place finishes and a third-place showing and in-
creased his career earnings to $1,468,830. But all
previous successes had come on synthetic surfaces.
He had not prevailed beyond a mile and an eighth.
"I certainly never lost any confidence in him,"
trainer Eoin Harty said. "When you've been around
horses for a long time, the really good ones do
things very differently than the usual ones. This one,
from Day 1, has shown that. He never did anything
to disappoint me. It was an unfortunate thing in
The Travers was all the more impressive because
Colonel John overcame considerable adversity for
jockey Garrett Gomez. He reacted to the roar of the
crowd and broke in the air at the start, then was in
extremely tight quarters inside before overtaking
Da' Tara, the front-running Belmont Stakes winner.

He still needed to fend off a furious charge from
Mambo in Seattle. The colt closed with such a pow-
erful kick that jockey Robby Albarado signaled he
had won the photo finish by pumping his fist.
But it was Colonel John who stamped himself as
a prime contender for the Oct. 25 Breeders' Cup
Classic at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif., and it surely
will not hurt his cause that the race will be run on
an all-weather surface. Gomez indicated the Cali-
fornia-based colt will be on his short list of poten-
tial mounts after his Travers performance.
"He's blossoming," Gomez said. "He's right up
there with the best of them."
Mambo in Seattle also appears to be coming on.
He missed by the narrowest of margins in his first
Grade I try for trainer Neil Howard, whose Grass-
hopper placed second to Street Sense a year ago in
the Travers. "I'm grateful to train a horse like him,"
Howard said of Mambo in Seattle. "I thought he
went well. He had to go around horses, and he got
beat by one of the Kentucky Derby favorites."


By Al Messerschmldt, Getty Images
Moving up: Matt Ryan beat Chris Red-
man for the Falcons' quarterback job.

Falcons select

Ryan as starter

From wire reports
Matt Ryan will be the Atlanta Fal-
cons' starting quarterback to open the
The No. 3 overall draft pick was cho-
sen Sunday by first-year Falcons coach
Mike Smith, who indicated Ryan prob-
ably will play only the first series of At-
lanta's preseason finale Thursday night
at the Baltimore Ravens.
The Falcons, who went 4-12 last year,
host the Detroit Lions in the regular-
season opener Sept. 7.
Ryan began training camp last month
second on the depth chart behind Chris
Redman, but the rookie was poised
enough in a preseason victory Friday
night against the Tennessee Titans to
win the job.
The former Boston College star com-
pleted 15 of 21 passes for 102 yards,
one touchdown and. no interceptions.
He directed a touchdown drive on his
last series, the first possession of the
third quarter, when Harry Douglas
caught a 1-yard touchdown pass to give
the Falcons a 10-3 lead.
Palmer will be back: Cincinnati
Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer
broke his nose during Saturday night's
preseason game against the New Or-
leans Saints, but 'coach Marvin Lewis
said Palmer-should -be ready for the
regular-season opener.
Lewis said in a statement 'Sunday
that Palmer had a small crack in one of
his nose bones and that it took doctors
about 10 minutes to put it back in
Palmer is listed as questionable for
Cincinnati's preseason finale Thursday
at the Indianapolis Colts but is expected
to start the opener Sept. 7 against the
The team said fourth-year quarter-
back Ryan Fitzpatrick will make his first
Bengals preseason start if Palmer is un-
able to play.
Palmer was sacked three times by
the Saints in the first half, the last on a
safety blitz by Kevin Kaesviham with
2 seconds left.
The quarterback walked off the field
with blood spilling down the front of
his face, his nose already showing a
prominent bump. He didn't return for
the second half.
Taylor hurt Washington Redskins
defensive end Jason Taylor is expected
to be sidelined 10 to 14 days with a
sprained right knee, putting his avail-
ability for the season opener against the
New York Giants on Sept. 4 in doubt.
Coach Jim Zorn said Taylor had an
MRI on Sunday. The six-time Pro Bowl
pick was hurt in a 47-3 preseason loss
to the Carolina Panthers on Saturday.
X-rays taken Saturday night showed no
serious damage.
Taylor was acquired in a trade with
the Miami Dolphins last month.
He was hurt when his leg bent awk-
wardly after he ended up in the middle
of the pile after DeAngelo Williams' 5-
yard run midway through the second
Contributing: The Associated Press


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The U.S. Open cele-
brates the 40th anni-
versary of the Open
era with an on-court
ceremony tonight
highlighting the 40
players who have
won titles since 1968.
U.S. Open facts
When: Today-Sept. 7
Where: New York
Prize money:
$1.5 million each
for the men's and
women's singles
> Today: 11 a.m.-
5 p.m., 7-11 p.m.,
2007 champions:
Roger Federer; Jus-

By Christinne Muschi. Reuters
Spotlight: Jelena Jan-
kovic plays tonight at
Arthur Ashe Stadium.
tine Henin
Key matches today.
Elena Dementieva
(No.5 seed) vs. Akgul
11 a.m. ET
> Lindsay Davenport
(23) vs. Aleksandra
Wozniak (after De-
hientieva match)
b .. Rafael Nadal (1) vs.
Bjori Phau (after Da-
venport match)
P Coco Vandeweghe
vs. Jelena Jankovic
(2), 7 p.m. ET
0 James Blake (9) vs.
Donald Young (after
Jankovic match)
Bits and pieces
> The USA has the
most entrants in the
tournament (34).
Next is France (29),
followed by Russia
> No. 5-ranked Maria
Sharapova (shoulder
injury) is the only
player in the world
top 25, men's or
women, who is not in
the event.
N Model Heidi Klum
has designed an offi-
cial US. Open T-shirt.
The odds
Odds against winning the
U.S. Open, by USA TODAY
erts analyst Danny
Rafael Nadal ...................2-1
Roger Federer ..........3-1
Novak Djokovic .......... 4-1
Andy Murray .............. 12-1
Juan Martin
Del Potro ................... 40-1
Andy Roddick .............50-1
Richard Gasquet......100-1
James Blake .............. 110-1
Ernests Gulbis.......... 120-1
David Nalbandian ... 125-1
Fernando Gonzalez 130-1
Marat Safin ...............140-1
Nikolay Davydenko 150-1
Jo-WiffriedTsonga. 160-I
David Ferrer .............170-1
Stanislas Wawrinka 175-1
Gilles Simon .............175-1
Mario Ancic..............190-1
Ivo Karlovic .............. 200-1
Tommy Haas ............ 225-1
Tomas Berdych ........225-1
Mikhail Youzhny..... 250-1
Field ...................... 100:1
Serena Williams ...........3-1
Ana Ivanovic .................4-1
Venus Williams ............4-1
Dinara Safina................. 5-1
Jelena Jankovic........... 10-1
Svetlana Kuznetsova 15-1
Elena Dementieva.....20-1
Victoria Azarenka .....35-1
Radwanksa ...............40-1
Anna Chakvetadze.... 50-1
Dominika Cibulkova .55-1
Amelie Mauresmo .... 70-1
Nicole Vaidisova......... 75-1
Lindsay Davenport ... 80-1
Agnes Szavay ..............85-1
Daniela Hantuchova .90-1
Li Na ......................... 95-1
Nadia Petrova .............95-1
Alona Bondarenko .. 100-1
Tatiana Golovin........110-1
Vera Zvonareva........125-1
Marion Bartoli.........130-1
Patty Schnyder ....140-1
Shahar Peer .............150-1
Field ........................... 175-1

Spanish reign

in forecast

Nadal's big year I
Spain's Rafael Nadal
(ra-FAY-el nay-DAHL)
ascended to No. 1 in the

Three Slams in one
Rafael Nadal will attempt to earn his third Grand Slam title of the year
at the U.S. Open, which has been done by three men in the Open era
(since 1968):
t Roger Federer
2004: Australian Open, Wimbledon, U.S. Open
S2006: Australian Open, Wimbledon, U.S. Open
2007: Australian Open, Wimbledon, U.S. Open
Mats Wilander, 1988: Australian Open,
B French Open, U.S. Open

at the Open

Rafael Nadal begins play in the U.S. Open as the No. 1
k player in the world today when he meets Germany's Bjorn Phau.
A capsule look at Nadal's 2008 season, his career highlights and his
rivalry with former No. 1 Roger Federer.

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ATP tour rankings for the
first time Aug. 18, ending
Roger Federer's 237-week run
at the top.
> 2008 stats
Singles record: 70-8
Singles titles: 8 (Beijing Olympics.
London/Queen's Club. ATP Masters Se-
ries Monte Carlo, ATP Masters Series
Hamburg, ATP Masters Series Canada.
Barcelona, French Open, Wimbledon)
Doubles record: 8-7 Titles: 1
Prize money: $6,013,074
Career stats
Singles record: 323-74 Titles: 31
Doubles record: 66-45 Titles: 4
Prize money: $19,996.948

Rising rivalry
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are
meeting frequently in tournament finals,
climbing up the list on the ATP tour:
Ivan Lendl vs. John McEnroe 20
Andre Agassi vs. Pete Sampras 16'
Boris Becker vs. Stefan Edberg 16
Jimmy Connors vs. John McEnroe 15
Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal 13
Boris Becker vs. Ivan Lendl 13
Bjorn Borg vs. Jimmy Connors 12
Bjorn Borg vs. Guillermo Vilas 10
Rod Laver vs. Ken Rosewall 10
llie Nastase vs. Manuel Orantes 10
Guillermo Vilas vs. Bjorn Borg 10
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Roddick yearns to be major player

By Douglas Robson
Special for USA TODAY
Can Andy Roddick return to the front-row view?
Five years since the American rode a wave of firepower to
the U.S. Open title at 21, the hard-serving heartthrob arrives
at the year's last major with an aching desire for that early
taste of success that he has been unable to recapture.
"I certainly don't think it's unfair," Roddick said by e-mail
of the expectation he should own more Grand Slam tourna-
ment titles since his initial win in 2003. "After that tourney, I
probably would have
thought I would have more
Roddick file by now."
Age: Turns 26 on Saturday Roddick has put up big
2008 titles: 2 numbers in his career: 25 ti-
Career titles: 25 tles, four major finals, plus a
2008 record: 33-10 Davis Cup championship in
Career record: 443-140 December. He finished No. 1
Career highlights: Rod- in 2003 the second
dick's victory in the 2003 youngest in history. But a
U.S. Open helped propel second major victory has
him to No. 1Iin the proved elusive.
world. In December, the After a bitter second-
Davis Cup stalwart
helped lead the USA to round exit to Janko Tipsa-
its first Davis Cup title revic at Wimbledon, the
since 1995. frustration bubbled to the
surface. Roddick compared
his U.S. Open win and sub-
sequent five-year drought to seeing a Rolling Stones concert
from the front row and then "all of a sudden you're like sev-
en or eight rows back and there's a really tall guy in front of
you waving his hands and screaming.
"You can't see much," he added.
The tall guy in front has been Roger Federer, who took
over the No. 1 spot from Roddick in February 2004 and has
owned the American, beating him in Wimbledon finals in
2004-05, the 2006 U.S. Open final and in 15 of 17 meetings.
The 27-year-old Swiss isn't Roddick's only Grand Slam ob-
stacle. New No. 1 Rafael Nadal, 22, has climbed to the top,
and Novak Djokovic, 21, this year's Australian Open champ,
isn't far behind.
"Andy is playing at a time when maybe the greatest player
to ever play, Roger Federer, is winning everything," friend
and Davis Cup teammate Bob Bryan says. "And also the
greatest clay-court player to ever play, Rafa'Nadal, is also do-
ing his thing on the dirt and now even on grass and hard."
Roddick makes no excuses. He knows he's been close, and
his work ethic is intact. Five days shy of his 26th birthday,
however the midpoint of most,tennis careers an urgen-
cy has kicked in.
"It's a weird situation, because by no means am I going
to complain about anything that I've been blessed with,
but it's almost at this point, win another Slam or what?"
Roddick says.
The Nebraska-born Texan is aware that his legacy hinges
on more major titles.
Touted as the savior of American tennis after a stellar jun-
ior career, Roddick defeated Juan Carlos Ferrero in the 2003
Open final to propel his popularity to new heights. With his
boyish charm, looks and sudden success, Roddick appeared
in Vogue, People and even hosted Saturday Night Live.
Even as he consistently has gone deep in majors, players
such as Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and Marat Safin have picked
up Grand Slam titles. More recently, he has hovered around
the middle of the top 10. He hasn't made the semifinals in a
major since the 2007 Australian Open, his longest stretch -

By Jim Mclsaac. Getty Images
Five-year drought: Andy Roddick has not won a Grand
Slam tournament since his victory in the 2003 U.S. Open.
six majors since winning the U.S. Open.
But it would be unfair to lump eighth-ranked Roddick in
with some of the other so-called One-Slam Wonders such as
Petr Korda, Thomas Johansson or Albert Costa, says former
American star Michael Chang.
"I don't think you can put Andy into that category," says
Chang, 36.
Roddick's career numbers already stack up well against
Chang, a 2008 inductee into the International Tennis Hall of
Fame. Chang captured 34 titles and won one major, the 1989
French Open.
If Roddick hasn't been fortunate enough to cross the finish
line at a major, it's not for lack of effort. Many in the sport say
he is among the hardest workers on tour.
"That's one thing that really drew me to him, was the way
he went about his work ethic," says Jimmy Connors, re-
nowned as one of the most intense trainers of all time, who
co-coached Roddick for 21 months until March.
Roddick, who got engaged to Sports Illustrated swimsuit
model Brooklyn Decker in March, says the pressure was "not
from anybody else, it's from within."
"It's like you want something so bad you almost squeeze
too tight," Roddick said after the loss to Tipsarevic at
The kid who saw The Stones up close can never be satis-
fied with seats behind the first row.

SRod Laver. 1969: Australian
Open. French Open, Wimbledon,
" U.S. Open

Dominant: Top-ranked
Rafael Nadal will try to
win the U.S. Open for
the first time.

See photos ofthe action
E at the U.S. Open, plus
follow mn-progiess
scores from Flushing
Meadows, at tennis.usatoday.com

Williams sisters

expecting to be

second to none

By Doug Smith
Special for USA TODAY
NEW YORK Still buoyed by their surprising 1-2 finish at
Wimbledon, Venus and Serena Williams expect to climb
back to Nos. I and 2 in the women tour's computer rankings.
"That's the plan," says Venus, the Wimbledon champion.
"But I don't think either one of us is aiming for No. L."
Venus' response evoked laughter from the news media
but also signaled her determination not to settle foiNo. 2, as
she did when the power-hitting sisters ruled the Women's
game at the turn of the 21st century.,
They resume their quest for the top two spots a the U.S.
Open, which begins today. No. 4 Serena, 26, faces kraine's
Kateryna Bondarenko, and No. 7 Venus, 28, plays Aistralia's
Samantha Stosur in the first round.
The sisters could meet in the quarterfinals, eiiminting the
possibility of a second consecutive showdown'in a Grand
Slam final. On their potential quarterfinal clash, Sereia says,
"I'm just focused on my first-round match."
Says Venus: "We were just.trying to make sure thatone of
us ends the summer with a bang. That's just what it is"
The sisters' father questioned their fitness but still picks
the winner of their quarterfinal match to capture the ttle.
"At Wimbledon, they took the attitude that'you cant beat
us here,'" Richard says. "I hope that they'll take that same
attitude here."
With defending champion Justine Henin in retiremerl and
Maria Sharapova, 2006 U.S. Open champion, on the sideline
with a torn rotator cuff, the Open crown seems up for gabs.
Top seeds Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic, both of$er-
bia, are among the favorites. French Open championilva-
novic replaced Jankovic at No. 1 last week. Jankovic saysthat
she, Ivanovic and Australian Open champion Novak Djolovic
have stirred much greater interest in tennis in Serbia. i
"A lot of young kids are playing, a lot of people are sl in-
terested in tennis," Jankovic says.
No. 3 Svetlana Kuznetsova, the 2004 champion, and Lhd-
say Davenport, the 1998 champion who lost in a secoid-
round walkover at Wimbledon because of a kliee injury, Aso
are considered contenders.
Whom do the Williams sisters' pick to take home he
$1.5 million first prize?
"I'm definitely not into predicting; I can't predict," Sereia
says. "I can only say that we've been working hard aid
hopefully our hard work will pay off."
A feistier Venus says, "I'm all about my results and wisi
everyone else the best of luck."
Special U.S. Open memories and career highlights abound
for the sisters, beginning with Venus' startling run to tht
1997 final when she was 17. Serena was 18 when she wor
her first Open crown in 1999; Venus followed with consec-
utive titles (2000-01) and Serena took her second in 2002.
"I love this tournament," Serena says. "It's the last one
(Grand Slam event), so it means that I really, really want to
give it my all and my best."
Venus says: "This is where the big things happened for Se-
rena and 1. There has been a lot of firsts for us."
The sisters showed their prowess as a tandem last week in
Beijing, where they jumped for joy after winning Olympic
gold medals in doubles. The victory softened their dis-
appointments after early-round singles losses.
"To have that experience is really amazing, totally differ-
ent," Serena says. "I expect to win Grand Slams, but I never
can say that I expected, even when I was young, to have a
gold medal."

By Phllippe luguen. ArFP/etty Images
A little glitter: Venus, left, and Serena Williams won gold in
Olympic doubles after losing in the singles competition.


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At olympics.usatoday.com

As Olympic fans exited the closing ceremony
1 I 'f -"~ Sunday at National Stadium in Beijing, several
stopped to share their reaction to the finale.
:Y""e Check out their perspectives in our Sights and
Sounds feature.
' Plus:
Olympic athletes look back on their experi-
ence via their Team USA blogs
0- We showcase our best photos in a gallery sortable by day
or by sport
Journey Across China visits Sichuan province to see how
residents of the earthquake-ravaged region feel about the
I Reporter Janice Lloyd reflects on the top moments of the
Games in audio and photos

A nest of color: Fireworks light up the rim of the Bird's Nest at the Games' closing ceremony. IOC President Jacques Rogge said China "had put the bar very high. I believe that London cai put the bar higher."

Beijing hands London torch

lets with confetti, streamners and songs
Laed Zep' can rock. Two giant drumsn and their
SO C S drummers pounded out a beat as they
were suspended in the sky. Fireworks lit
hB ec ha heup the rim of the stadium, and ioure than
200 acrobats tumbled across a stage.
cam e When the show's theme shifted to Lon-
close Gam es cdon's Olympics, the red IRuS scene added a
British slice of theater district and sus-
By Janice Lloyd pense on a night dominated I)vy protocol.
USATODAY The bus top opened into a gleen topiary
hedge and revealed shapes of London
BEIJING A double-decker red bus car- buildings, including the Tower ol London
trying British soccer legend David Beck- and St. Paul's Cathedlial. Singer Leona Lew-
ham rolled into the closing ceremony of is emerged from the garden on a lift.
the Beijing Olympics on Sunday night and When a lone guitarist rose next, it was Led
transformed an electronic Chinese fare- Zeppelin's Jimmy Page playing Whole
well into a proper British garden party. Lotta Love.
After 16 record-breaking days that re- As the song ended, Beckham booted the
wrote the history books for off-the-charts ,ball into a crowd of British Olympians. Be-
athletic performances and over-the-top fore the ceremony, Becldkham expressed
operations, International Olympic Com- confidence in his country and the 2012
mittee President Jacques Rogge declared Games, telling Reuters, "I'm sure we will
the Games "truly exceptional." Then the [IV -IIM[a~,.,, .I.. 'MaI,,, be better than them, without a doubt."
torch over the Bird's Nest was extin- Redemption: Kobe Bryant, left, and Dwyane Wade get their gold The ceremony also featured thousands
guished and the Olympic flag was handed medals as the U.S. men's basketball team atoned for its 2004 bronze, of athletes from 204 nations, blowing kiss-
over to the mayor of London, host of the es to the crowd of91,000 and waving flags
2012 Summer Games. money and trumpeted China's arrival to the modern from their countries.
The closing skipped over the ancient Chinese cul- world. The colorful infield was infused with a Rogge praised the athletes earlier at a news con-
ture and seriousness permeating the opening cere- hodgepodge of entertainers, celebrating the ath- ference, citing Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt, re-

Medals table
I hiough 302 total medal events


36 38 36 110
51 21 28 100
23 21 28 72
19 13 15 47
14 15 17 46
16 10 15 41

Country G S B T
France 7 16 17 40
South Korea 13 10 8 31
Italy 8 10 10 28
Ukraine 7 5 15 27
Japan 9 6 10 25
Cuba 2 11 11 24

sponsible for 10 of the 43 world records set. Anoth-
er 132 Olympic records were broken.
Rogge, whose predecessor, Juan Antonio Sama-
ranch, awarded China the Olympics, refrained from
using Samaranch's typical closing "best Games
ever." Rogge defended China's efforts to open pp
and said in terms of staging the Games, China "had
put the bar very high. I believe that London can put
the bar higher."
Goodbye, Silk Road.
Hello, Abbey Road.


Beijing Games


voices sum

up Games

Winning medals took
more than a little mettle

BEIJING Now that
they've closed the doors
and turned out the torch,
who should have the last
word on the 2008 Sum-
mer Olympics?
Those who competed
in them. The joy and de-
solation and drama and
absurdity of 16 days in
China come better from Commentary
them. By Mike Lopresti
"I might just sleep with this medal tonight. It's
changed my life already."
Wrestler Henry Cejudo, son of Mexican
immigrants, after winning a surprise
gold medal for the USA
"I don't know if you believe in fortune tellers, but
she said that if I change my name, I will win gold
and go far. I believe in the fortune teller like you
believe in God."
Thai weightlifter Prapawadee
Jaroenrattanatarakoon, who changed her
name and won the gold medal
"Eat, sleep and swim."
Michael Phelps' description
of his Olympic experience
"Male bees live for one moment, then they die.
For us swimmers, this moment comes only once
every four years."
Austrian backstroker Markus Rogan
"I think I shot well in this match. My teammates
could have shot better."
Malaysia's Wan Khalmizam, finding the
goats in his country's archery loss to Italy
"My performance was perfect and ideal. I would
have been baffled if you do not say that it was
Japanese winning breaststroker
Kosuke Kitajima
'Just after the Athens 2004 Olympics, I lost my
sister, and last year, I lost my mother. This has
made me strong and more aware of life. This
medal is for my mother and my sister and re-
minds me to live life. This medal is the most pre-
cious thing I've got."
Deborah Gravenstijn of the Netherlands
after winning the silver in judo
"Nikita Morgunov is sick. He didn't practice to-
day. This is no time for the weak of heart or the
weary. This is the time for Olympians. Dead or
alive, he will be there."
Russian basketball coach David Blatt
about one of his players
"It taught me to think step by step and be pa-
tient. When you are in so much pain lying in a
hospital bed, you aren't thinking about the next
month but the next hour."
Maarten van der Weijden of the
Netherlands, a leukemia survivor who won
the gold medal in marathon swimming
"I have one thing to say about strategy. I didn't
have any."
French boxer Nordine Oubaali, who won
his bout anyway
'There are people who think we shouldn't wear
Mali basketball player
Hamchetou Maiga, on how the sport is
received in her country
"It was the most impressive athletics feat I've
seen in my life."
Michael Johnson, after Usain Bolt set a
world record in the 100 meters despite
celebrating 5 yards before the finish (Bolt
also topped Johnson's record in the 200)
"I'm not praying that other people fall off but a
few mistakes would be nice."
Britain's Louis Smith
about the pommel horse competition
"You get a rush of blood to your head, and sud-
denly you are not as old as you think you are."
Australian equestrian rider
Laurie Lever, on what it's like to compete
in a first Olympics at 60
"We have 30 world-class athletes this time, 29
runners and one boxer. All of the (runners) are
gold medalists. We don't expect much from the
Ethiopia's chef de mission
Gebeyaw Takele
"Usually you say you get back to your hotel
room and the mirror will be the most honest
thing you ever see. I don't even have to make it
that far to know. I dropped the ball today."
Greco-Roman wrestler Dremiel Byers
of the USA after failing to advance
to the medal round
"He could have been much better if he had not
been spooked by the flower pots in the arena."
Britain's Sharon Hunt about her
horse in the equestrian event
"She gives me hope for another 20 years."
Kara Lynn Joyce, 22-year-old U.S.
swimmer, about 41-year-old teammate
Dara Torres

Poignant triumph: Men's volleyball coach Hugh McCutcheon, bottom row center, cheers with fellow U.S. coaches and players on the podium. The team's gold
medal run came after the fatal stabbing of McCutcheon's father-in-law in Beijing. "The best thing they could do was play great volleyball," McCutcheon said.

USA wins kudos for effort, style

Rapid ascent

by China has

USOC mulling

changes for '12

By Vicki Michaelis
BEIJING As the last gold medals
won. by U.S. athletes were awarded
Sunday, as The Star-Spangled Banner
was cued one last time, U.S. Olympic
basketball player Jason Kidd turned to
his teammates on the medal podium
and reminded them to put their
hands over their hearts.
"You can forget, in the emotion of
winning, about the country and what
that means," Kidd says. "We did it the
whole tournament, put our hands
over our hearts. I didn't want any slip-
page, because it wasn't over yet."
Now that the Beijing Olympics are
over, history will be the ultimate
judge of how the U.S. contingent did,
from the women's sabre fencers
sweeping the medals on the first day
to NBA stars winning its last gold. U.S.
Olympic officials are using superla-
tives in their assessment.
"In terms of all the measures that
we look at our athletes' behavior,
their reception in the country, the
medal production, how this has cap-
tured the attention and reinvigorated
the Olympic movement in the United
States all those make this, at least
since (the 1984 Los Angeles Olym-
pics), our best performance ever,"
says Jim Scherr, CEO of the U.S. Olym-
pic Committee.
Redoubling efforts

Medal tallies are the made-for-the-
record-books measure, and in those,
the USA took a blow to the gut, losing
the gold medal count to China 51-36.
Although the U.S. total equals the
number of golds the Americans won
four years ago in Athens, it is the first
time since 1992 that U.S. athletes
didn't win the most golds in a Sum-
mer Games.
"We're going to have to redouble
our efforts in future Games," says Pe-
te; Ueberroth, the USOC's outgoing
chairman. "We need to focus and
mesh sports where we really don't
show up."
Among the areas of concern: The
USA went a second consecutive
Games without a diving medal and
won no medals in track cycling and
one in boxing.
The U.S. team did, for the fourth
consecutive Summer Games, top the
overall medals table, with 110 medals
to China's 100.
The 110 medals overall are the
USA's most in an Olympic Games in
which the rest of the world fully par-
ticipated. In the 1984 Games, boy-
cotted by the Soviet Union and 13
other nations, the U.S. team won 174
In Beijing, swimming and track and
field athletes contributed, as they tra-
ditionally have, nearly half the med-
als. U.S. fencers had a breakthrough
Games, winning six medals. The USA
also won three of the six medals in
the new Olympic sport of BMX.
But U.S. Olympic officials are look-
ing beyond medal counts to assess
their team. To them, the across-the-
board success in team sports, from
water polo to volleyball to basketball,
is a point of much pride.

Blvy D ninl J. Poweis. USA IODEAY
Eight golds: Michael Phelps was the
face'and story of the Games.

[lv Mike Blake,. RCeuerS
Questions: Lauryn Williams, left,
and Torri Edwards drop the baton
during their 4x100-meter relay heat.

And to have the basketball players
standing at attention as the U.S. flag
was raised was as crucial as the color
of the medals against their chests.
"The way the athletes have carried
themselves and respected their oppo-
nents, respected our flag, the other
flags, I think the U.S. Olympic team
has delivered a message of friendship
and respect and at the same time
been furiously competitive. That's
what we need," Ueberroth says.
The only breach came before the
Games began, when a group of U.S.
cyclists arrived at the Beijing airport
wearing face masks, apparently con-
cerned about the city's pollution. Af-
ter a talk with USOC officials, the cy-
clists apologized to Beijing organizers.
Before heading to Beijing. U.S. ath-
letes went through the USOC's new
"ambassador program," which was
aimed at outlining the behavior and
etiquette expected from Olympians
and at helping them develop a better
understanding of the Chinese culture
and their surroundings.
Once in Beijing, Michael Phelps got
the U.S. team rolling as he began reel-
ing off record-breaking performances
with victory after victory on his way
to a historic eight golds. U.S. swim-
mers won 31 medals overall, surpass-
ing the 28 they won in Athens.
The track and field team, usually
the USA's primary medal winner, was
not as successful, finishing with 23
medals. That matches the team's total
from the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and
exceeds the 17 it won in 2000. But it is
less than the 25 medals won in 2004.
The men's and women's 4x100-
meter relays both dropped the baton,
losing their grips on medals that

By Roberi-t lanashIro USA TODAY

seemed certain for the stacked sprint
"The Olympics are about good tim-
ing, good luck, good preparation and
good execution," USA Track and Field
CEO Doug Logan wrote in his blog last
week. "All those things have to come
On the dropped batons, he added,
"Dropping a baton isn't bad luck. It's
bad execution. Responsibility for the
relay debacle lies with many people
and many groups, from administra-
tion to coaches to athletes."
The track and field team countered
with highlights such as medal sweeps
in the men's 400 meters and 400 hur-
dles and relay victories in the men's
and women's 4x400.
Team sports excel

Many U.S. teams hit high notes in
the Beijing Games, which is important
to the USOC because of the interest it
creates in the USA, a team-sports-
oriented country, and the corporate
support that follows.
"Our performance across the board
in team sports, in these Games, may
be the best ever," Scherr says. "We
will not abandon those sports in an
attempt to earn medals in individual
sports, which sometimes may be less
In Beijing, the baseball team won
bronze after not qualifying for the
Athens Olympics. The women's soc--
cer team won gold after losing its
top scorer, Abby Wambach, to a
leg injury last month. The soccer
gold came on the same night the
three-time defending Olympic
champion softball team lost to Japan,

Still world
leaders: Bas-
ketball legend
Lisa Leslie
shows off her
four gold
medals from
playing in the
2004 and
2008 Games.
She wore the
medals at the
men's gold
medal game.

helping to ease that shock.
The men's water polo team entered
the Beijing Olympics ranked ninth in
the world and rose to win silver. The
women's water polo team also won
silver. The women's basketball team
won its fourth consecutive gold.
Men's and women's beach volley-
ball teams won gold. The men's and
women's indoor volleyball teams
medaled for the first time since 1992.
The men's gold medal effort Sunday
was one of the Games' most poignant
moments, coming after head coach
Hugh McCutcheon's father-in-law,
Todd Bachman, was slain while tour-
ing Beijing two weeks before.
"This team that probably a year ago
no one would consider to be worthy
of being 'Olympic champions has
come out and proved everyone
wrong," McCutcheon said.
Since the first NBA stars played in
the Olympics, in 1992 as "The Dream
Team," everyone has thought the USA
should be the Olympic champions in
men's basketball. But in Athens, U.S.
players seemed disinterested and
ended up with a bronze.
Jerry Colangelo, managing director
of the U.S. men's team for Beijing, set
out to change that, recruiting players
for a three-year commitment and
asking them to buy into a concept of
team ego. They stepped up to the
medal podium arm in arm Sunday,
then heeded Kidd's reminder as the
U.S. flag was raised.
"Let's put it this way: Had we won
and had we not won humbly and do it
with class and dignity, it would have
left a sour taste," Colangelo says.
"They didn't do that. They did every-
thing right. So it's doubly better."

"I will attempt the 2012 Games, and if possible I
will continue playing with my partner. But if
there is a better one, I may change."
South Korea's Hwang Jiman after
winning bronze in badminton with Lee
Jaejin, who appears to be on the bubble
"I am a two-time world champion, but I'd rather
be a one-time Olympic champion."
Turkish taekwondo athlete
Bahri Tanrikulu

Wouldn't they all?
Mike Lopresti also writes for Gannett News


Beijing Games

Final spectacle: A member of the Chinese Army keeps guard around the perimeter of the National Stadium as fireworks in the shape of the Olympic rings explode during the closing ceremony Sunday.

China shows flaws in being perfect

Country tries to control and project

image as world player during Games

By Kevin Johnson
BEIJING To listen to the Inter-
national Olympic Committee is to
hear that the Games of the 29th
Olympiad may now represent
the standard as perhaps the besf-'
run in the Vhistory of the Olympic
Completed well in advance of
the opening ceremony, most of
the venues were eye-popping.
World records fell almost by the
day. The movement of athletes
and spectators was near-flawless
in a city known for its paralyzing
Operations moved so smooth-
ly that the IOC and Beijing orga-
nizers suspended daily coordina-
tion meetings because there
were no operational problems to
solve. On some days, the sun
even broke through the thick
"Everything was run according
to schedule perfectly," IOC sports
director Christophe Dubi said.
But competition, architecture,
transportation and weather are
not the only measures of success.
In its quest for perfection,
China also revealed its many
flaws, chiefly its utter intolerance
of contrary political voices and
"I think the Olympics opened
many people's eyes about how to
come to terms with a rising pow-
er," said Cheng Li, a senior fellow
at the Brookings Institution.
"While the Olympics revealed
the tremendous progress that
has occurred in China, there are
many lasting problems."
The Protest Movement
When Olympic security direc-
tor Liu Shaowu announced
weeks before the opening cere-
mony that three local parks
would be designated as official
protest zones, analysts expressed
immediate suspicion.
At the end of the Olympic

Taking a snapshot: Photographers work during the swimming
events at the Water Cube.

Games, the results show there
was good reason for that skep-
The parks were silent for the
duration of the Games.
Of the 77 applications submit-
ted to the Beijing government
seeking required approval for
demonstrations, government of-
ficials said 74 had been volun-
tarily withdrawn, according to
the state-run news agency Xin-
hua. Two required revision, and
one was rejected outright.
Outside the approved demon-
stration areas, at least 42 people
were detained and deported
for their roles in unsanctioned
demonstrations in support of Ti-'
betan independence, according
to Students for a Free Tibet. Late
last week, Chinese officials con-
firmed that two elderly women
were charged with disorderly
conduct and that each was sen-
tenced to one year of labor in re-
education camps after seeking
protest permits.
Beijing Olympic spokesman
Wang Wei has repeatedly de-
fended the government's han-
dling of protesters. "The idea of
demonstration is hoping to re-
solve issues," Wang said. "It is not
demonstrating for the sake of
"The reality," Human Rights
Watch Asia advocacy director

Sophie Richardson said, is. that
the Chinese government's host-
ing of the Games has been a "cat-
alyst for abuses."

The media markets
The near-constant criticism
streaming from human rights ac-
tivists did nothing to deter a glob-
al television audience from
watching in record numbers.
"Quite simply, the Beijing
Games look to be the biggest
broadcast event in the Olympic
history," said Timo Lumme, the
IOC's director of television and
The opening ceremony alone,
Lumme said, drew an estimated
842 million people in China,
the highest sports-related broad-
cast in the history of Chinese tele-
Final numbers were not avail-
able, but Lumme said the total
world audience could be about
1.2 billion people. In the USA;
record-breaking swimmer Mi-
chael Phelps helped bring in
40 million viewers on Aug. 16,
the biggest Saturday night audi-
ence in nearly two decades.
Beyond the action in the ven-
ues, author Guoqi Xu said that
with the help of an international
television audience the "Chinese
government has tried hard to use

Treatment of protesters: Security guards drag away a protester wearing a T-shirt with a "Free Tibet"
slogan. Five protesters chained their bicycles to the gate of a Northern Beijing park.

the Games to project an image of
China which is respected by the
world and is eager to play a great
role in world affairs."
"The Chinese want to present
an image of China which is con-
fident of itself and of them-
selves," said Guoqi, author of
Olympic Dreams: Sport and China
The sports achievements

Inside the venues, the Beijing
Games produced perhaps the
Olympic Games' greatest per-
former, Phelps, the winner of a
record eight gold medals.
It crowned its newest fastest
human, Usain Bolt, who smashed
world records in the 100- and
200-meter sprints.
And cases involving alleged
doping, a continuing scourge in
many sports, had been cut nearly
in half.
But while Phelps and Bolt were
the unquestioned headliners of
the Games, China also estab-
lished itself as an undeniable
sports power.
The IOC is now reviewing

By H. D
questions about whether some
Chinese gymnasts were too
young to compete, but that in-
quiry is not expected to change
China's hold on the largest cache
of gold of any country in the Beij-
ing Games.
"It is well-known that China
has emerged as an economic
power," Cheng said. "In a short
period of time, it also has
emerged as a legitimate sports
Cheng said sporting success is
likely to ripple through Chinese
society and help the long-isolated
country build confidence on the
World stage.

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Other issues, including China's
controversial handling of dissi-
dents, "will take some time," he
The treatment of protesters
and the shutdown of Internet
sites critical of China made even
the IOC, often reluctant to criti-
cize its host, uncomfortable on
"It has been a long journey
since our decision in July 2001 to
bring the Olympic Games to Chi-
na," IOC President Jacques Rogge
"But there can now be no
doubt that we made the right

Games a turning point for China beyond sports

BEIJING China's Olympic Games
ended Suriday night as they began more
than two weeks ago, under a heavy,
gray blanket of heat and humidity. But
the weather might be one of the only -
similarities between China on Day 1 of
these Games and China on Day 17. 4-
One doesn't want to extrapolate too
much from sports to real life, not with
dissidents still in jail and the issues of
Tibet and Darfur still very much on the Comment,
table. But there can be no doubt that the By Christin
2008 Olympic Games will change China
forever. By how much, we can't yet know. It will
take years, perhaps even decades, to find out just
how great a watershed these Games will be in
China's history.
Athletically, though, we already have our answer.
Worldwide sport has never seen a finer fortnight,
from the Phelpsian exploits in the Water Cube to
the jolt from the "Lightning Bolt" in the Bird's Nest
to the domination of U.S. men's and women's
teams on almost Pv'ery court, pool and field.


Then there was the Big Red Machine.
China's athletic coming-out party was
complete when it captured its first two
gold medals in boxing Sunday to win
the gold medal count, 51-36 over the
USA. But the Americans showed they
are not ready to give up the ship quite
yet, winning the overall count with
more medals, 110, than they have ever
won in a non-boycotted Olympics.
ry- Let's consider that for a moment: In
Brennan this, the ultimate away game, facing a
powerful and unconditionally support-
ed home team, under conditions far from familiar,
the U.S. Olympic Committee had a better Games
than it did four years ago in Athens or eight years
ago in Sydney.
Every U.S. athlete seemed to be on his or her best
behavior, no matter how difficult the circum-
stances. How classy were gymnasts Nastia Liukin
and Shawn Johnson, up against not only their
young Chinese rivals but also the little girls' power-
ful government enablers, the ones producing those

hot-off-the-presses passports?
And how about the men's basketball team,
which underwent such an astonishing personality
transformation over the past four years that even
David Stern might not have recognized it?
If being wonderful guests meant there were no
political statements not a one, not even one "Free
Tibet" hidden in a sneeze that didn't mean that
political messages were not sent collectively by the
American team. In perhaps the most international-
ly aware votes ever cast by U.S. Olympic team cap-
tains, Sudanese refugee Lopez Lomong carried the
U.S. flag into the opening ceremony and Georgian
native Khatuna Lorig, who once competed for the
old Soviet Union's Unified Team, carried the flag in-
to the closing ceremony.
Sudan? Georgia? Not a bad message or two to
send to the world, courtesy of America's athletes.
Speaking of messages, Chinese authorities so
wanted to have their way over these Olympic
Games but were foiled time and again by the inter-
national spotlight that always accompanies the giv-
ing of the Games. It was inevitable that the world

would catch on to the lip-syncing girl singer and the
computer-enhanced fireworks and the changing
ages of the gold medal-winning gymnasts.
Now, the ultimate embarrassment: an IOC in-
vestigation into China's gymnasts that will stretch
beyond the Games and could eventually lead to the
stripping of gymnastics medals. What a bombshell
that would be, if it comes to pass. China so wanted
its Games to be perfect. But because it tried so hard,
it ensured they never would be.
In the end, though, they were good enough,
structurally exquisite, if austere and unreachable at
times. That changed during the second week, when
authorities realized they had nothing to fear from
the proud Chinese people flocking to catch a
glimpse of the Olympic Green and did the only sen-
sible thing they could do they let them in.
All of a sudden, the pedestrian plazas came to
life. As children danced in evei-changing fountains,
beaming parents snapped pictures. Two weeks ago,
the authorities would have told them to go home.
Now they stood by, barely able to hide their smiles,
watching them play.


Beijing Games


puts on its

Sunday best

Bid organizers hope to make
it IOC's kind of town for 2016
By Janice Lloyd

BEIJING Why is a huge photo mural of Lake \L
Michigan and Chicago's cityscape covering a wall ,
inside a high-end restaurant?
Why are there videos on YouTube and
Chicago2016.org featuring Chicagoans and the
"Redeem Team" carrying on about why the world \. *
would find Chicago to be the friendliest gathering
They are part of the campaign to win the right to
host the 2016 Games. While London 2012 moves
into the Summer Olympic spotlight after Sunday's
close of the 2008 Games, four cities are looking
down the road. The International Olympic Commit-
tee will make the 2016 decision in 14 months.
Officials from Chicago, and from its opponents Buy-in pays off: Coach Mike Krzyzew
Madrid, Tokyo and Rio de Janeiro were permitted players, accepting a call from Krzyzew;
to observe the Beijing Games, where members of
the IOC gathered to support the athletes and tend
to business.
There is no business more important to the bid
organizers than trying to befriend the 110 mem- Sl e
bers who cast votes to elect the 2016 host.
Both the photo mural in the Chicago Room at the
plush USA House and Internet videos are central to oi n
portraying a vibrant image of the city. The U.S. College atm osp
Olympic Committee's sponsors refitted the multi- e eA
storied restaurant. In addition to being a respite for as NBA stars ta
Olympic team members and their families, who
can eat American-style food there, the restaurant
holds receptions for official clientele. By Kelly Whiteside
Next to the Chicago Room is a conference room USA TODAY
with a long table facing a life-sized photo mural of
bikini-clad 2008 gold medalists Misty May-rIeanor BEIJING,- Even the joyous scene
and Kerri Walsh playing beach volleyball. Down the that followed the U.S. men's basket-
hall is an intimate dining room where Michael ball team's thrilling 118-107 gold
Phelps enjoyed a bite after winning his first gold. medal victory against Spain was as
This is the atmosphere in which Chicago 2016 selfless as the play that had
chairman and CEO Patrick Ryan and Mayor Richard defined the Americans' -
Daley hosted President Bush and Olympic officials Olympic performance.
at the start of the Games. Since IOC members are They gathered in a circle,
not permitted to make special trips to visit the bid arms draped around one an-
cities, these get-togethers pay off. Ryan has been other's shoulders. On the po-
explaining what makes Chicago so special since he dium, they stood arm in arm.
arrived in Beijing before the Games started. Posing for pictures, they put Me
A graduate of Northwestern who is settled in and all their medals around coach bas--
has raised a family in Chicago, Ryan is president and Mike Krzyzewski's neck and
CEO of Aon, one of the world's largest reinsurance then mussed his mostly un-
firms.e y about g athletesthe movabal hair.They'did the same to
center bpa 'tefiton 'nd usigprvate ftiidng, unlike thesistant coaches. ,
the goVernnin t-s bris ig Games '- Though TeanrirSA had dominated
But. he says these asset will fialb the city irrer" eimeWning byinM average
sistible to IOC voters: "a combination of our people of 28 points and beating Spain by 37
and our natural setting for the Games in the center *points in pool play, the Spanish team,
city on the lake and in the parks. As we've had peo- even without injured point guard Jose
ple to the Chicago Room at the USA House, they've
really been impressed. They don't realize how large
Lake Michigan is, and then we show them festivals I
in the parks, like A Taste of Chicago with a million Sp a in m a k
people, and that resonates with them. They can see
the involvement of the people." 'Fabulous play
USOC chairman Peter Ueberroth notes another' 'abul us'
asset. Chicago would be the site of the first US. reSUltS in Slver
Olympics in a major corporate center and "could
help revitalize the sponsorship program" funding By Erik Brady
the IOC. McDonald's, a top-level sponsor for the USA TODAY
IOC, is headquartered there, as are many other in-
ternational corporations. The IOC and USOC are BEIJING Spain came in as the
trying to renegotiate revenue sharing, an issue pub- Washington Generals and left as no-
licized by several European IOC members as the bly vanquished heroes.
2016 election process gets underway. Sunday's game for gold was sup-
Also of keen interest to the IOC are contracts with posed to be a walkover for the USA.
international broadcast companies. NBC paid near- The Americans walloped Spain 119-
ly $900 million to broadcast the Beijing Games, 82 in the preliminary round. But a
more than all the other broadcast rights combined. funny thing happened on the way to
The possibility of a prime-time Olympic broadcast Sunday's coronation.
in the USA is likely to raise the price, though broad- The USA fielded a virtual NBA All-
casters will have signed on before the election. Star team and, on this day, played de-
The video idea emerged after a film on Chicago's fense like one. Spain scored seemingly
bid shown at the USA House seemed understated. at will inside and out with equal
"The most common statement from IOC members aplomb and trailed by four with
is make sure the enthusiasm of Chicagoans stays just less than two minutes to play be-
high," Ryan said. "We believe we've got a very pas- fore Team USA pulled away to win
sionate population about our bid and about Olym- 118-107.
pic sport. We wanted them to help us answer the LeBron James called Spain's play
most common question we get, which is 'Why Chi- "unbelievable." Kobe Bryant called it
cago?' It's a way to get them even more engaged." "incredible." Coach Mike Krzyzewski
Said Ueberroth: "We think Chicago is the best we called it "fabulous." Get these guys a
have from our country, and we'll encourage every- Thesaurus, Spanish edition.
one who is eligible to vote for Chicago." "It was too bad that we lost the fi-
The USA last hosted a Summer Olympics in 1996 nal, but we definitely never backed
in Atlanta. down," said Spain's Pau Gasol, Bry-
The marathon is just beginning for Ryan, who ex-
pects to "work, work, work because most of the I,.
IOC decisions are made at the very end."r Orm a
President Bush did not visit the IOC session
where New York City lost to London for the 2012
Olympics. Paris was the front-runner until then- By Erik Brady
prime minister Tony Blair showed up to support USA TODAY
Both presidential candidates, John McCain and BEIJING Quick: What
Barack Obama, back Chicago. Obama attended a year did Michael Jordan's
rally in Chicago in June after the USOC selected Chi- "Dream Team" burst into the
cago. He lives a short distance from Washington public consciousness? ,
Park, where the Olympic stadium would be built. That was 1992, also the last
"It's my impression that whoever is elected Olympics when the U.S.
president will want to welcome back the world to
the USA," Ryan said. Women's basketball

By Eizabeth nlls A.., r
Selling Chicago: Mayor Richard Daley, left, and
Olympic gymnasts Nadia Comaneci, center, and
Bart Conner extol the city's virtues.
8" I

women's basketball team did
not win gold.
Maybe the U.S. women,
Olympic champs for a fourth
consecutive time, have
earned their own nickname.
"1I don't know how (the
men) got tagged that name
and we are not the Dream
Team also," Lisa Leslie said,
"or some other name the
How about the "Supreme
Team"? "OK," Leslie said.
"We'll take that."
She came to Sunday's
men's gold medal game
wearing skinny jeans and a
yellow top, accessorized with

-_ -'
By Greg Pearson. USA TODAY
ski's hair is mussed by one of his players as Team USA poses for photographers after winning the gold against Spain. The
ski to put team first, won in Beijing by an average of 28 points a game. "It's all about each other," Jason Kidd said.

to end, team redeemed

here reigns

ke back gold

Calderon, challenged the USA until
the final moments.
Krzyzewski called the victory "one
of the great games in international
basketball history," at least in recent
U.S. history.
When Spain, the defending world
champion, closed to within
two points with 8 minutes,
13 seconds remaining in the
game, the USA didn't flinch.
"I think when you're in the
NBA and a team comes within
two, you're confident you can
n'S make a play," said Dwyane
t-iall Wade, who led the USA with
27 points. "When we're on
this team and a team comes
within two, you're confident anyone
can make a play."
Spain pulled within four 'pioifts
with 2:25 left, but Wade ansWerid
with a three-pointer, followed by a
Kobe Bryant drive and basket, and
soon the game was secured. Five U.S.

players scored in double figures, in-
cluding Bryant, who had 20. "Every-
one wants to talk about NBA players
being selfish, arrogant. But what you
saw was a team bonding together, fac-
ing adversity and coming out of here
with a big win," Bryant said.
The legacy of this team goes far be-
yond 1the hue of its medal.'"They've
represented our country with dignity
and grace," NBA Commissioner David
Stern said.
The image of the 2004 team as be-
ing aloof and arrogant lingered until
the 2008 squad arrived in China. On
.the Americans' first day in Beijing,
they visited the athletes village to
mingle with the other athletes. They
were regulars at swimming, soccer,
beach volleyball, track and field,
women's basketball and other events,
waving the U.S. flag.
"That hasn't been us asking them to
do it," Krzyzewski said. "No one has
orchestrated that except them:'
Their camaraderie Was evident in
large and smalll moments. In the
ganie's final minutes, Carmelo Antho-
ny was on the sideline, kneeling on
the floor on all fours, nervous and ex-
cited at the same time. "There was a

college atmosphere of everyone
cheering for each other. It's all about
each other, not about I," said captain
Jason Kidd, 35, who finished his U.S.
career with a 56-0 record in interna-
tional senior play.
Anthony, one of the four current
players who also were on that 2004
team, called the Athens Olympics
"America's lowest point." As for the
"Redeem Team": "I think we did a hell
of a job of putting American basket-
ball back where it's supposed to be, at
the top of the world."
The USA is 13-1 in Olympic men's
basketball gold medal games, the loss
coming in a controversial ending in
1972 against the U.S.S.R. After they
hugged one another Sunday, it was
telling that one by one they walked to
the opposite sideline to shake the
hand of NBC commentator Doug Col-
lins, a member of the'72 team, whose
players had refused to accept their sil-
ver medals. Collins had spoken to the
group when they were in Las Vegas
for a July camp, showing them foot-
age of that infamous game.
"We just went over and showed
our respect," Wade said about the
postgame gesture.

.ck down
who wondered if it might have been
the greatest game in Spain's history, "I
can't say it is the best game because it
is joined by a loss."
Even so, the Spaniards appeared
joyous on the medal stand, bouncing
up and down before they got their sil-
ver medals from none other than Juan
Antonio Samaranch, the Spanish
sports official who was president of
the International Olympic Committee
from 1980 to 2001.
There was suitable symmetry to
that. Samaranch shepherded in the
era of professionals in Olympic bas-
ketball. It was in Barcelona that the
Dream Team made its name. And it
was Spain that nearly took down the
Redeem Team that harkened to re-
store that dreaminess of old.
"We played with great character in
one of the great games in interna-
tional basketball history, I think,"
Krzyzewski said, "because if we
didn't have great character, we would
not have been able to beat another
team that had great character."
As Gasol stood to leave a news con-
ference, he paused and smelled the
bouquet he got with his silver medal.
He smiled wryly. Some losses smell so
much better than others.

ant's Los Angeles Lakers teammate.
"We played a very tough game. It was
close, and we should be very proud of
what we've done here."
The "Redeem Team" atoned for the
sins of 2004's bronze medal. Team
Spain redeemed the basketball honor

of the rest of the world. "It was a great
basketball game where everybody in-"
volved played at the highest level,"
Krzyzewski said, "and I think it
brought out the best in us."
Gasol did not buy the theory of an
ennobling defeat, telling a questioner

nce, outlook, all is golden for Leslie

Glowing: Lisa Leslie, center, leads teammates in singing the national anthem after winning
gold. She became the first American to win four consecutive gold medals in a team sport.

the ultimate in Olympic fash-
ion sense four gold medals
dangling smartly.
How do they feel?
"Heavy," she said.
Her golden smile suggested
they felt lighter than air.
If Team USA is the Su-
premes, then Leslie is its Di-
ana Ross. She is the link be-
tween gold in Atlanta, Sydney,
Athens and now Beijing.
"It is a blessing to play in
this many Olympics and have
all my medals be gold," she

said. "I played in a few world
championships as well, and I
do have one bronze medal.
And I hate it I don't even
know where it is."
The Supremes won eight
games in China by an average
margin of 37.6 points, includ-
ing Saturday's 92-65 demoli-
tion of worthy Australia.
Leslie's first team, the won-
drous 1996 team starring Ka-
trina McClain and Teresa Ed-
wards, is often considered the
greatest in U.S. history.

Which great team is great-
er: Leslie's first or last?
"It's tough to compare,"
she said. "In '96 we were to-
gether for a year. We knew
each other like the backs of
our hands. This team was
phenomenal in the sense that
we've been together for only
a month and we had some
pretty good chemistry."
The 1996 team won 52
games in its preparation for
the Games. The Supremes
were together only three days

in late July before heading to
China. Leslie wonders how
good they might have been
with more time together.
Don't tell that to the Aussies.
The success of 1996 led to
the formation of the WNBA.
Felicitously, most of the Su-
premes were on their way
back to the USA on Sunday to
rejoin their WNBA teams.
Leslie stayed for the men's
game to soak up one more
golden moment.
She stood in a hallway just
off the court before the men's
game started, signing auto-
graphs for Olympic volun-
teers, one on the sleeve of a
woman's Games jacket.
Leslie stopped abruptly
when she heard the strains of
the U.S. national anthem
coming from the floor.
She quickly stepped away
from the autograph hounds
and stood at attention, hand
over her heart, touching the
ribbons of her four medals all
at once, the Supremes' great-
est hits.

ces a stand, doesn't ba

By Robert Hanashlro, USA TODAY
Appealing for help: The.USA's Kobe Bryant scrambles for a loose ball with
Spain's Alex Mumbru in the second half. Bryant scored 20 in the U.S. victory.



Beijing Games

Bekele gets twofer

with gold in 5,000

By Dick Patrick
and Andy Gardiner
BEIJING Kenenisa Bekele
rectified the one missing title on
his r6sume Saturday. The two-
time Olympic 10,000-meter
champion from Ethiopia won the
5,000 with an impressive display.
Bekele broke up
Track the lead pack with
notes some 60-, 61- and
62-second laps and
then kicked to a
53.8 final lap to produce an
Olympic record 12:57.82. The
world recordholder at both dis-
tances had never won an Olym-
pic or world title in the 5,000. He
was outkicked/ t the '03 worlds
by Kenya's Eliua Kipchoge and at
the, '04 Olympics by Morocco's
Hicham El Guerrouj.
"Maybe I made some mis-
takes," he said. "Now I am very
strong and think more about the
At 26, he's also thinking about
his legacy, which includes 12
world cross country titles. "I
want to have many, many Olym-
pic golds, many world champi-
onship golds," he said. "1I want to
continue to make history."
Bekele became the first Olym-
pic 5,000-10,000 winner since
countryman Miruts Yifter in
Ethiopia's Tirunesh Dibaba be-
came the first woman to win the
5,000-10,000 double.
Reggae party. Jamaica had
won 41 track medals, seven of
them gold, in the Olympics prior
to Beijing. At the Bird's Nest, they
produced 11 medals, six gold.
Usain Bolt became the first
man representing Jamaica to win

the 100. Linford Christie and Do-
novan Bailey, both borp in Jamai-
ca, won the 100 for Britain in '92
and Canada in '96, respectively.
The women, who also had
never won the 100, swept the
event, with Shelly-Ann Fraser
first and a tie for second between
Kerron Stewart and Sherone
Simpson. Veronica Campbell-
Brown, who trains in Orlando,
and Stewart, who attended Au-
burn, went 1-3 in the 200.
Not everything went right.
There likely would have been a
seventh gold, only the women
messed up a baton pass in the
4x100 and were disqualified.
Quoteboolc 'You know what,
doping happens. It was an acci-
dent because of the hair (removal)
cream I put on through my van-
ity." Brazil's Maurren Maggi,
who won gold in the women's
long jump three years after com-
pleting a two-year drug suspen-
'You hit a hurdle about twice a
year where it affects your race. But
it's the hurdles -- you have to get
over all 10. If you don't, you're not
meant to be champion." USA's
Lolo Jones, gold medal favorite
who was leading the 100-meter
women's hurdles until clipping
the ninth of 10 hurdles and fin-
ishing seventh.
"Liu Xiang would not withdraw
unless the pain was intolerable,
unless he had no other way out He
stands the pressure no other ath-
letes can stand." China's track
coach,. Feng Shuyong, after Liu,
the reigning gold medalist in the
men's 110-meter hurdles, was
forced out in the qualifying round
with an Achilles' tendon injury.

By Robert Deutsch. USA TODAY
Lightning strikes thrice: Usain Bolt of Jamaica set three world records in Beijing, but says the 200 meters "is the love of my life."

Bolt provides jolt of fresh air

But Jamaican says golden success won't change him

By lick Patrick
BEIJING He munched on chicken nuggets
at the Olympic village, chewed up the track at
the Bird's Nest and spit out world records.
Usain Bolt of Jamaica was the man of the
Olympics on land.
He leaves with a world
record in the 100 meters
(9.69 seconds), a world
record in the 200 (19.30).
and a world record as the
third leg on the winning
4x100 relay (37.10). And
Track and he made it look easy, espe-
field cially in the 100 when he
eased up, looked back,
spread his arms and
thumped his chest in the final 20 meters.
"I'm tired," Bolt said Saturday at a press
conference where his shoe sponsor, PUMA,
announced it had given him a BMW. PUMA
CEO Jochen Zeitz said Bolt "got himself a
raise because his bonuses were pretty hefty"
but wouldn't say what his contract is worth.
He's got medals and money now. "Yes, it

may change my life, but I won't change," said
Bolt, who turned 22 the day after his 200 win.
"I'll still train hard and work hard to stay on
top because I'm on top now and will work
hard to stay there as long as I can."
After a couple of days off, the 6-5, 190-
pounder with an 8-foot, 9-inch stride plans to
head to Europe, where he's scheduled for a
100 on Friday in Zurich; a 200 on Sept. 2 in
Lausanne, Switzerland; and a 100 on Sept. 5
in Brussels.
For the moment Bolt has rendered other
sprinters irrelevant. He's the talk of the sport.
"There's still more to come," said Don
Quarrie of Jamaica, a U.S.-based agent who
was Bolt's idol and was the last man to hold
both the 100 and 200 world records, in 1976.
"You're never going to find another Usain
Bolt. He's got the turnover he's had from an
early age. Add the stride length and you've
got someone unique."
Glen Mills, Bolt's coach, said his favorite
moment of the Olympics was Bolt's first 50
meters in the 100 final, where he built an in-
surmountable lead.
"We've been working really hard on that,"
Bolt said. "The first 30 meters has been my

main problem because I'm so tall. It takes a
while to get used to running the 100 and us-
ing the right technique."
Bolt's favorite moment was the 200, a race
in which he became the youngest world ju-
nior champ at 15.
"The 200 is the love of my life," said Bolt,
who didn't contest the 100 seriously until
this season. "That will always stay with me.
The 100 world record will go over and over,
but the 200 will be hard to get."
Bolt will be remembered for his relaxed,
playful style as well as his times. He drew
criticism from International Olympic Com-
mittee President Jacques Rogge, who thought
Bolt's 100 celebration was excessive.
"I talked to other athletes and they're OK
with it," Bolt said. "I'm just enjoying myself.
I'm just showing the fans my personality. I try
to enjoy myself at all times."
Frankie Fredericks of Namibia, an Olympic
medalist in track who is now part of the IOC,
and Lamine Diack of Senegal, head of the in-
ternational track federation and an IOC mem-.
ber, came to Bolt's defense.
"He is good and great for our sport," Diack
said. "He can help to build up our sport."

Plenty of glitter with the tarnish

USA leads track
medal haul even
with flubs, hurts
By Dick Patrick
BEIJING There were high-
profile disappointments, embar-
rassing mistakes and unfortunate
injuries, but the USA still led the
medal tables for track and field.
Americans had seven golds,
compared with six apiece for
Russia and Jamaica.
The USA had 23 total medals to
18 for Russia and 14 for Kenya.
The performance was better
than the perception, affected by
Jamaican Usain Bolt's dominance
at 100 and 200 meters plus
dropped U.S. batons in the
4x100-meter relays by the men
and women in the semifinals.
Doug Logan, hired last month
as CEO of USA Track & Field, stat-
ed in a blog there would be a
comprehensive review of how
relay teams are selected, trained
and coached.
There are other concerns with-
in the success. The seven golds
are a recent low, tied with 2000,
going back to 1976.
"We won't have nearly as
many gold medals as we've won
the last two World Champion-

By Robert Deutsch. USA TODAY
Bright spot Bryan Clay enjoys the moment after winning the de-
cathlon, one of an Olympics-leading seven gold medals for the USA.

ships, and gold is what gets it
done," Logan wrote, referring to
the 14 golds apiece at the '05 and
'07 worlds.
The U.S. men struggled in field
events the men's high jump,
pole vault, long jump and triple
jump in which the USA has a
tradition of success. The USA had
just one total finalist.
Logan: "We can be a much
better team. And we will be."
A review of U.S. performances:
> Rookie of the year: In his
first Olympics and just out of

Florida State, Walter Dix earned
thirds in the 100 and 200.
Biggest surprise: Stephanie
Brown Trafton was the first U.S.
woman to win the discus since
Lillian Copeland in 1932.
> Next biggest: Dawn Harper,
who made the U.S. team by thou-
sandths of a second, won the
100-meter hurdles when team-
mate Lolo Jones hit the ninth of
10 hurdles and faded to seventh.
N Long run: The USA had one
medal above 400, Shalane Flana-
gan's bronze in the 10,000.

> Sweeps: The USA men had
two, with LaShawn Merritt-Jere-
my Wariner-David Neville in the
400 and Angelo Taylor-Kerron
Clement-Bershawn Jackson in
the 400 hurdles.
> Day and night: At last year's
world championships in Osaka,
Japan, Tyson Gay earned golds in
the 100, 200 and 4x100. This
time, hampered by six weeks
without a race due to a ham-
string injury, he was eliminated in
the 100 finals, didn't make the
200 team because of the injury
and was involved in the botched
baton handoff. "The total oppo-
site of Osaka," he said.
Bernard Lagat, the Kenyan
turned U.S. citizen, won the
1,500 and 5,000 in Osaka. He was
eliminated in the 1,500 semis
and finished ninth in the 5,000,
hampered by a left Achilles injury
and a sore throat. "Bernard's run-
ning like an American distance
runner now," said 400 world rec-
ordholder Michael Johnson.
> Redemption: Allyson Felix
(200) and Sanya Richards (400)
were favored in their specialties
but finished second and third re-
spectively. They had the two fast-
est legs for the winning 4x400.
> Rock solid: Bryan Clay, sec-
ond in 2004, led after every event
in the decathlon. Next goal is to
become the first three-time
medalist in the event.

By Elleen Blass. USATODAY
Happy finish: Samuel Kamau Wanjiru signals No. 1 crossing the finish
line in Olympic-record time. He'd like to set a world record next year.

'Surging' Wanjiru, 21, wins

Kenya's first marathon gold

By Dick Patrick
BEIJING Samuel Kamau
Wanjiru may be destined for
marathon greatness. His age and
times suggest success.
At 21, he's already guaranteed
a claim to fame: When he won
the men's marathon Sunday
morning, he became the first
Kenyan to do so at the Olympics.
"In Kenya this is history," he said.
Kenya, for all its success at the
distance having eight of the 12
best times ever and consistently,
winning at the Boston, New York'
City and Chicago marathons -
had never won gold at 26.2 miles.
Wanjiru took care of that Sun-
day, finishing in an Olympic-rec-
ord 2 hours, 6 minutes, 32 sec--
onds, nearly three minutes better
than' the time established by Car-
los Lopes of Portugal in 1984.
Jaouad Gharib of Morocco was
second (2:07:16) and Ethiopia's
Tsegay Kebede, third (2:10:00).
"Today was very hard because
of the weather," said Wanjiru of
the temperatures from 75 to 86
with a high of 52% humidity. "I
did not think about the time. To-
day I was thinking only of getting
the medal. I did push the pace."
The USA had two runners in
the top 10 for the first time since
Frank Shorter and Don Kardong
went 2-4 in 1976. Dathan Rit-
zenhein was ninth (2:11:59) and
trials champ Ryan Hall 10th
(2:12:33). Brian Sell finished
22nd (2:16:07).
"All in all, not a bad perfor-
mance," said Hall of two in the
top 10. Both Ritzenhein and Hall
tried to stay with the leaders but
dropped back shortly before 5K
(3.1 miles), which Wanjiru hit in
14:52 with Ritzenhein at 14:59
and Hall at 15:03.
"1I knew if I kept up with a 2:06

pace I wouldn't be finishing prob-
ably," said Ritzenhein, beset by
leg cramps the last 10 miles that
forced him to stop once. 'To run
2:06:32 in this is incredible. He's
going to be an incredible mara-
Wanjiru broke away from Gha-
rib and fourth-place Deriba Mer-
ga (2:10:31) at about 36K (22.5
miles). "He's like a boxer," said
New York City marathon director
Mary Wittenberg. "He just keeps
surging, surging, surging."
Wanjiru spent the last six years
in Japan, first attending high
school and then joining a Toyota-
sponsored team in Kyushu,
where his coach the previous
three years was Koichi Morishita,
the 1992 Olympic silver medalist.
Wanjiru has set three world
records in the half-marathon,
with a best of 58:33. He had run
two previous marathons, beating
Kenyan Martin Lel in Fukuoka, Ja-
pan, in December and in London
in April. Lel was sixth Sunday
Since June he has been in
Kenya, training under renowned
coach Gabriele Rosa of Italy with
Lel as an occasional training part-
Like Hall and Ritzenhein, he
plans to skip a fall marathon. His
sights are set on the world record
of 2:04:26, held by Ethiopia's
Hale Gebrselassie.
Wanjiru is signed with New
York for future races, according to
Wittenberg, but said Sunday he'd
target the record at the fiat, fast
Berlin course in October 2009.
Lopes, 37 when he won 24
years ago, was at the race Sunday.
"It was a special race," he said. "I
must congratulate (Wanjiru) for
not only the win but his superb
mark. This contradicts the idea
that fast times can only be run in
the commercial marathons."










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Senior Sports Reporter

BEIJING, China: Busi-
nessman Basil Neymour has
been labeled the 'Godfather'
of sports in Grand Bahama.
But he continues to extend
his generosity throughout the
For the past two weeks,
Neymour hosted a delegation
of 12 Bahamians, including
his wife, and also Elka Fer-
guson, the mother of three-
time double sprint finalist
Debbie Ferguson-McKetzie.
"I feel it is a moral obliga-
tion for me to be able to sup-
port the athletes being away
from home," said Neymour,
who personally sponsors the
careers of quarter-milers
Andrae Williams and
Michael Mathieu.
"They work very hard and
they strive.to the best of their
abilities, so they should not
be left alone in the cold out
here and then we celebrate
when they come back. Some-
body should be there" lke a
mother who cares' for her
baby and then it becomes
comfortable and that the ath-
letes will know that we truly
care for them, not just when
they win and we.come'out on.
the parade cheering for
The athletes, according to
Neymour, carry a lot of stress
to compete against the best in
the world and although only
Leevan 'Superman' Sands
won the only individual
medal, they all gave it their
"When they competed, the
whole world got to see the
Bahamas," he pointed out.
"So I'm very happy to be able
to be here and tcdgive my full
support behind all of the peo-
ple who came along with me
to support the athletes."
Neymour, who has been an
ardant'supporter of the
Bahamas Association of Ath-
letic Associations, said per-
formances like Ferguson-
McKenzie's should be com-
mende'd, making it to,.the
final in both the 100 and 200
"I would say to the
r4AAA, stop talking arid put
your money where vour
mouth is," he charged. "Deb-"
bie '1' -ur premier sprinter
and her m-,r can't come.. I
think we need to let the par-
ents come and we. nee toi
find a way and the nioney,
"The government isn't
going to be able to find it al.,
so they need to jook it to p6-
ple like me an.d other busit
ness fellows. Let us"find the
money. You talking' about
you love your country; you.
making money and you don 't,
want to spend none on the
athletes. I say the BAAA and
the .BOA isn't asking for
much. Let us build sports for
the right reason." '
And for that, Neyniour
said he was extra delighted
when he got thq opportunity
'to include her mother in his
party. Neymour has not only
taken care of all of the travel
expenses, but he is housing
all of his delegation at the
same hotel and providing dai-
ly transportation as well as
tickets to watch the track and
field competition at Bird's
The remainder of his party
included coaches Joe Sim-
mons and Cordell McNabb,
Dexter Bodie, a coach from
New Providence; Walter and
Jan Missick, Charlene Jones-
SEE page 16

GB businessman's generosi

Bahamians en.

Senior Sports Reporter
BEIJING, China: Not too
many people get a chance to
watch the Olympic Games from
the stands.
For at least ten Bahamians,
that dream came true, thanks to
the generosity.of Grand Bahami-
an businessman Basil Neymour.
At a luncheon on Saturday at
their hotel where they got to
share some time with boxer Tau-
reano 'Reno' Johnson and sprint-
er Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie,
some of the supporters expressed
their gratitude.
Walter Missick, known as Ney-
mour's spiritual advisor, aid it was
an awesome experience for all of
them because it was like one big
happy family at home.
"It's been an experience that
you really can't explain," he stat-
ed. "I wish and I hope that more
Bahamians can have this type of
atmosphere and see how Bahami-
'ans should live and conduct them-
selves when they are away from

"I think we have made the
B*ahamians proud here in Beijing
because everybody that I came
in contact with have been telling
us about the warm feeling that
we bring and the friendship that
they have witnessed. That is what
we should all be about. In our
travel, if we can do that, the
Bahamas will be a much better
Missick, accompanied by his
wife, Jan, said he was thrilled just
watching all of the Bahamian ath-
letes compete and everybody in
the crowd knew that they were
from the Bahamas by the man-
ner in which they cheered them
"We had our Bahamian flags
all over the place. We couldn't
see no flags but our own," he said.
"We spread our flags all over so
any other Bahamian could see us.
.,This was an awesome experience.

I wouldn't trade this in for any-
thing else."
Dexter Bodie, a coach from
New Providence who has
received assistance from Ney-
mour in the past, said he's just
delighted to have been afforded
the opportunity to be a part of
the Bahamian delegation.
"It's a great feeling when you
can come and see the athletes
perform on the world stage live,"
he reflected. "It was a pleasure
to watch Debbie in the 100 and
200, it was a joy to watch Leevan
go through the rounds, win the
bronze and then to have the
Bahamas flag raised during the
medal presentation.
"It was also a joy to watch the
guys who performed in the sprints
and in the 400 and the high jump.
But it was also a joy for me to
watch the men's 4 x 400 relay
team compete. We just want to
thank Mr. Neymour for bringing
us here. He believed in taking


[ympic experience

care of his people. I wish we could
find a few more people like him.
It would make it better for our
Joe Simmons, one of Ney-
mour's coaches out of Grand
Bahama, said this trip was just

"This is my first time in Chi-
na, but more so, it's my first time
watching the Olympics," he stat-
ed. "Not so much people in the
world get to view an Olympic
event and support the Bahamian
"We may not have gotten a
medal, but they did a tremendous
job and it's a great experience.
Just looking at the culture of this
side of the world gives you a
greater appreciation for when you
go back home."
Simmons said it was just a thrill
to have watched two Grand

Bahamians in Michael Mathieu
and Andrae Williams compete on
the men's 4 x 400 relay.
"You watch them grow up
from primary school, but I never
thought that I would see them
compete at this level because I
never saw them compete in col-
lege," he said. "The only time I
get to see them compete is when
they come home from school to
compete in the nationals, which is
good. But you would like to see
them on the bigger stage like the
Over the years,-Simmons said
they have all done their best and
they should be congratulated for
their efforts, as should all of the
other athletes who competed for
the Bahamas.
Cordell McNabb,: another
coach from Grand Bahama, said
it was definitely a great opportu-
nity for him to be here and to
give the morale support 'to the

"Everyone have expressed
their appreciation and their con-
cerns and how the athletes have
performed, so it was also go to
see two athletes from Grand
Bahama compete at the ultimate
stage in sports, especially knowing
Michael and Andre from primary
school and to see them grow up
to the mature athletes that they
"But I really can't express my
feeling of the gesture on the part
of Mr. Neymour to get us all here.
We know that his heart is in track
and field, although he supports
all sports. He looked around and
found those persons who he feel
can benefit to help the sport grow.
It's hard to express our gratitude.
But we hope that others would
step up like him and make it pos-
sible for others as we make the
athletes feel like they are appre-

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Debbie 'so thankful' to Basil Neymour

Senior Sports Reporterda

BEIJING, China: Although she may
have brought her Olympic experience to a
Lose without a medal, sprinter Debbie
:Ferguson-McKenzie said she there was no
greater ioy for her than having her moth-
er in the stands at the Bird's Nest.
The double sprint finalist said she was
extremely grateful to Grand Bahamian
businessman Basil Neymour, who made
'it possible by bringing her mother, Elka
Ferguson, to Beijing as, a part of his 12-
member delegation.
"It was fantastic. I think originally we
had tried looking for my mom to be here
and at one point it looked so impossible,"
said Ferguson-McKenzie, admitting that
the) never gave up.
"Out of the blue, Mr. Neymour volun-
teered to pay everything for her to be here,
so I'm so thankful to him. As far as I
remember in 2000, my mom came to Syd-
ney, Australia on a Tuesday, but she had
to turn around on the Thursday because
my grandmother had passed away."
For Ferguson-McKenzie, she was
delighted that her mom was able to come
back. She was just disappointed that she
didn't get to see her daughter win another
medal, coming off her bronze medal per-
formance in the 200 in Athens, Greece in
2004 when her mother didn't attend.
"It didn't happen, but I'm still just
thankful for her being here and thankful to
Mr. Neymo.ur for his contribution. Just
knowing that they all came this far to Chi-
na, looking in the stands and seeing all of
the Jamaicans with their flag, it made up
proud to go out there and compete with
them in the stands too.'
The only ingredients missing, accord-
ing to Ferguson-McKenzie, was the
junkanoo music and some good home
cooked meals.
"But it was nice to have some of the

parents come and support us at the
games," said Ferguson-McKenzie, who
hopes to take in some of the sights with her
mother before she leaves China to spend
some time with her adopted family in Ger-
Elka Ferguson said it was only because
of Neymour that she is in Beijing to not
just watch Ferguson-McKenzie, but all of
the other Bahamian athletes perform in

the Olympics.
"I give them all my support," she said.
Of course, Ferguson would have liked to
see her daughter come away with at least
one of the medals in either the 100 or 200
metres, but despite falling short, she felt
she went out and gave it her best.
"I would have liked her to win a medal
as this is her last Olympics. It didn't hap-
pen so she did her best. To make two

finals, it was a pleasure to watch her per-
form," she charged. "I was screaming.
screaming for all of the athletes, but there
was no camera to show us in the stands.
"But I was so very lh.pl \- If. i all of these
athletes, especially the young ones like
Sheniqua Ferguson. She did her best. Sihe
went through the first round and she went
top the second round. It's a lot she acconi
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Neymour; and Jordan Jones,
one of the rising young stars
in Grand Bahama.
"The reason we brought
him is so that he can see
what it's all about being at
this level," Neymour pointed
On Saturday, Neymour
hosted a luncheon at his
hotel where he recognized
the achievement of boxer
Taureano 'Reno' Johnson
and Ferguson-McKenzie. In
attendance were Minister of
Sports Desmond Bannister
and his permanent secretary
Archie Nairn.
Johnson, who attended the
luncheon with his coaches
Andre Seymour and Prince
Ferguson, said he was really
grateful that Neymour recog-
nised him, even though they
didn't arrive here in time to
watch him when he compet-
ed in his two rounds in box-
"Despite not having my
mom and dad here, it was a
step forward, seeing that the
Bahamian people are sup-
porting us and they are
behind us 100 per cent," he
declared. "I didn't know the
kind of support the Bahami-
an people have for boxing
the Bahamas. So it's a good
thing just to be here among
these folks."
While he didn't have the
fan support in the stands,
Johnson said he wasn't dis-
appointed at all because the
Minister was there each
"I think it was the will of
the Lord that I didn't have
the crowd because I was here
to focus on boxing," he
insisted. "Having the folks
come down here for the lun-
cheon was just as important
for me.
"Having them in the
stands, I probably wouldn't
have looked to the crowd,
probably just before the
fight. But during the fight, I
would have only concentrat-
ed on the fight and not wor-
ry about who was in the
Bannister, however, said
it's important for the
Bahamian fans to attend to
cheer on the athletes. He was
elated that Neymour took
the imitative and brought
down his delegation.
"I think what people like
Basil Neymour continue to
do is to find a way to encour-
age parents and ordinary
Bahamians to be able to
come and support our ath-
letes," he stated. "Many peo-
ple at home are cheering and
supporting the athletes.
"But they can't come and
aren't able to. But it's good
for these young people to
look up in the stands and see
some friendly smiles and the
Bahamian flag. It makes a
whole lot of difference."

GB businessman

FROM page 15

Mathew Arnett was not a
part of the Neymour delega-
tion. But as a Bahamian stu-
dent studying in Beijing, he
had a chance to interact with
The major in economics and
business who speaks Chinese
fluently since he came here
two years ago said after he
he's done, he intends to stay to
complete his masters degree
and probably venture in
tourism for the Bahamas.
"I got a chance to see the 4
x 400 relay team. They were
very inspiring," he summed
Even after the Olympics,
Arnett said that if there are
any other Bahamians coming
to Beijing, they can look him
up and he will make sure that
they enjoy themselves..

Beijing has a blast

at closing ceremony

Senior Sports Reporter

BEIJING, China: The XXIX Olympic
Games ended last night the way it start-
ed on August 8 at the Bird's Nest with a
splendid display of artistry.
It was truly a blast as the fireworks
rocked through the 90,000 National Sta-
dium to put the final touches of 16 days
of competitive competition between the
204 participating countries.
'One World, One Dream' was the fit-
ting theme for the world's greatest sport-
ing spectacular in Beijing as the flag
was passed on to London for the next
games in 2012 and the torch was distin-
For many who attended the ceremony,
it was one that will certainly go down in
the history books as perhaps the most

spectacular, matching the fabulous are-
nas that experienced a total of 39 world
It brought tears to the eyes of some as
they bid farewells to old acquaintances
and new friends that they met.

But more importantly, it gave the vis-
itors a great appreciation for this city
that opened its doors to explore a vibrant
and proud people, who demonstrated to
the world that their unique culture was
one that could be appreciated by all.
Aside from the tremendous fireworks
display and the gathering of the thou-
sands of athletes on the infield, there
was a taste of what to come in London
after the completion of all of the for-

During a segment designed by the
London Olympic Committee, a big red
and white double decker bus rolled into
the stadium. Surrounded by a series of
dancers, a young girl emerged from the
door as it stopped in front of the grand
. As the top of the bus unfolded, a male
and female singer emerged on top.
Before they were finished, up popped
David Beckham, the most recognized
soccer played in the world.
As the bus made it exit, a flight of
stairs used to board an airplane was
hoisted at the other end of the field.
Three athletes ascended to the top
and one pulled out a scribe and as it
slowly opened, photographs of the activ-
ities from the opening to the closing cer-
emonies were mounted in consecutive
sections of a 400 metre track.
It was a magnificent sight to behold.

While there were various sensational
rendition of songs were given, an aerial
display of performers hanging on stings
as they did during the opening cere-
monies took your breath away.


Before the athletes were allowed to
leave the field, there was a period of
dancing and interaction as they reflected
on their past experiences during the
Of course, the night ended up a
tremendous display of fireworks as the
Bird's Nest lid up like it during the open-
ing ceremonies. Only this time, it prob-
ably produced its finest moment as the
games came to a close and the road to
London began.
Beijing 2008 has come and gone.

The most exciting games I've witnessed

B EIJING, China: The
men's 4 x 400 metre
relay team brought the curtains
down on the third consecutive
double medal haul for he
Bahamas at the Olympic
Games, one less than my pro-
jection of three.
Had it not been for the infa-
mous dive by David Neville at
the finish line in the men's 400
metres, Chris 'Bay' Brown
would have left the Bird's Nest
as the most celebrated Bahami-
an with a bronze to go along
with the silver he earned on the
relay team.
But all things considered, this
has been the most exciting
games that I've witnessed.
Beijing, to start with, was just
From the immaculate inter-
national airport on my arrival
here on August 6 to the mas-
sive and impressive facilities
that I visited to the closing cer-
emonies last night, I haven't had
that much to complain about.
That should make the long
journey home a lot easier.
If there were any complaints,
it probably would be that our
team took a little longer than I
anticipated winning the first
All things concerned, when
the first finally came, it made
the rest of the games that much
more interesting to cover.




If I had to rate the team's per-
formance, on the whole I think
they would get a B-plus, com-
pared to matching them up with
what I've seen from the previ-
ous teams.
I expected to see at least sev-
en finalists to go along with,

three medals, but that estima-
tion fell short when five of the
potential athletes didn't live up
to the advanced billing.
While swimming, tennis and
boxing were right on the money
with their performances, I
expected a little more from the
more seasoned athletic team.
Five finalists, including two
appearances by Debbie Fergu-
son-McKenzie, and two medals
is what we have to settle for.
The two medals couldn't have
come to more deserving indi-
First for Leevan 'Superman'
sands, the bronze in the triple
jump certainly alleviated a lot of
stress and pressure that he expe-
rienced over the last two years
since he was saddled with a six-
month suspension.
But ask Sands and he will tell
you that it was more a relief to
finally get the monkey off his
The men's 1600 relay team
had come so close in the past
two Olympiads that it was good
to see two of the veterans of the
squad Brown and Avard
Moncur claim the medal that
has eluded them.
And with the four young stars
- Andretti Bain, Michael Math-
ieu, Andrae Williams and
Ramon Miller joining them,
you can bet that having finally
tasted the thrill of victory; they
will be back for more.

Miller, on the other hand, He was not at liberty to s:Y
should be commended for his exactly what enumerations that
stick ability to remain focused will be given to Sands and the
through the ordeal he went entire men's relate But he
through, having heard the new-,-d iu-a'--r-at it has to be
first of the stroke his father, Val revisited.
Heastie, suffered on the day he The other priority is to ensure
ran in the preliminaries and that a greater emphasis is placed
then his sudden death as the on the various sporting bodies
team was getting ready to run in the country to ensure that
the final, the best effort is made to get as
The team dedicated their vic- many teams and athletes ready
tory to him and his family. to compete in London.
What a noble gesture. And that include the newly
elected officers of the Bahamas
A Olympic Association.
t least Miller can take Swimming and tennis all got a
solace in the fact that breakthrough this year when
his father would be pleased to they competitors entered in
know that he did accomplish some events for the first time
the goal he set out when he left and boxing saw Taureano
home to become an Olympic 'Reno' Johnson go further than
medalist. anybody else when he reached
Olympic medals may have the quarterfinal. *
been hard and few for us in Bei- Jamaica, our archriv'min the
jing. But at least the athletes, Caribbean, showed us just what
the management team, Minis- could be done with a sustained
ter of Sports Desmond Bannis- programme. Now it's up to our
ter and the fans that supported sporting bodies to follow suit
them know that there is a ray of and ensure that we rise to the
hope going into London in next level as well.
2010. Beijing 2008 has come and
Minister Bannister acknowl- gone.
edged that he has two priorities But it sure left an impression
to deal with when he gets back. on the Bahamas. o
The first one would be to I'm just happy that I was able
look at the government policy to witness it all.
that is in place for rewarding As I sign out and head home,
the athletes on winning I will definitely cherish the ups
Olympic and World Champi- and downs of o.ur athletes as
onship medals. I've done in the past.




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