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The Tribune
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Tribune (Nassau, Bahamas)
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Tribune
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2008
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Daily, except Sunday
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English
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v. : ill. ; 58 cm.

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Men’s 4x400 team
wins nation’s second
medal in Beijing

@ By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net ‘

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 combined their tal-_
. ents to enable the Bahamas flag:

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-
liminaries.

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 2:58.06:
The team joined Deevan

‘Superman’ Sands, who claimed

his first Olympic medal with the
bronze in the triple jump as the
Bahamas joined the medal count
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-

gyzstan and Tajikistan. China out-

SEE page 14

Bahamas top of the

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By KARIN HERIG



Tribune Staff Reporter
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Police constable, man in inte
40s, questioned in connection
with murder of Harl Taylor

= By PAUL G TURNQUEST

ver and a bronze, the Bahamas
once again reigns as the country
with the most Olympic medals
per capita in the world.

The medals won by triple

SEE page 14

Tribune Staff Reporter
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A YOUNG police constable
and another rman in his late 40’s
have been questioned in con-
nection with the murder of
handbag designer Har! 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.

MeNeil 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
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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

ma By PAUL TURNQUEST

Tim Clarke/T ribune staff

(Mant rows off Arawak Cay

@ By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
kherig@tribunemedia.net

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

SEE page 16

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Bahamian history a local
radio station —~ GEMS
105.9FM, in partnership with
Bartlett and McWeeney
Communication — will travel
to the United States to bring
live coverage of both 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

THE TRIBUNE

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congratulate
Olympic athletes

PRIME MINISTER
Hubert Ingraham and
PLP leader Perry
Christie both congratulated
Bahamian athletes for their
outstanding performances
during the 2008 Beijing
Olympics.

Mr Ingraham, who was in -

Abaco over the weekend,
called into the government
broadcasting corporation
(ZNS) to personally thank the
athletes for their outstanding
performances.

Likewise, former Prime
Minister Christie extended his
“heartiest” congratulations to
the entire Bahamian team -
especially the men’s 4 x 400

_ Inetre relay team and Leevan

Sands for their silver and
bronze medal winning perfor-
mances.

“As Bahamians, we should
all take a great deal of patri-
otic pride in the outstanding
efforts and achievements of
our Olympic athletes.



Hubert Ingraham

Although we are a small coun-
try, we continue to attain

' results that are truly. remark-

able.

“Our challenge now is to
intensify our national com-
mitment to our sports devel-

Perry Christie



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 Chee said.

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Internal Aud Mr. Thompson

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dan arrested
for alleged drug
possession

OFFICERS of the Drug
Enforcement Unit arrested a
resident of Prison Lane in
connection with illegal drug
possession.

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
unlawtul sex
allegation

AN 18-year-old man was
arraigned in Magistrate’s
Court on Friday on an
urdawful 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
arraigned before Magisirate
Susan Sylvester at Court 1.1,
Nassau Street, was not
required to plead to the
charge. He was granted
$7,500 bail. The case has -
been adjourned to January
23, 2009.

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CENTRAL BANK’S QUARTERLY ECONOMIC REVIEW

Mild growth in Bahamian
economy, data suggests

PRELIMINARY data from
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-
struction.

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-
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@@ Healthy gains in tourism

A 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-
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was reduced by 9.1 per cent
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declines in outlays for health
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THE Bahamas was one of over

30 countnies joining in the parade
of nations at the opening of
CARIFESTA X in Guyana ‘on
Friday night.
_ Antigua and Barbuda, which
currently holds the chair of
CARICOM, led the parade dur-
ing the opening ceremony.

The delegation from the
Bahamas, which will host CAR-
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ond with a strong showing.

All other member states fol-
lowed in alphabetical order with
Guvana, being host country,
bringing up the rear of the
parade.

Though torrential rain show-
ers delayed the start of the cele-
brations by an hour, the
inclement weather did not stop
the opening show for the tenth
staging of the Caribbean Festival
ot Arts in Guyana under the
theme: One Caribbean, One Pur-

“ pose; Our Culture Our Life.

The 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-
iria.

Canada and China are also
attending CARIFESTA X.

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which was called “Celegacy.”

The parade of nations started
at 5.45pm. At 6.30pm the lights
were dimmed, as 1,000 nymph-
like dancers representing the
diversity of the Caribbean explod-
ed on to the huge green grass par-
quet that was the outer stage.

The dancers 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 Bducation 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
Caribbean.

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NULLIUS ADDICTUS JURARE IN VERBA MAGISTRI
Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master

LEON E. H. DUPUCH, Pubtisher/Editor 1905-1914

SIR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt, O.B.E., K.M., K.C.S.G.,

(Hon.) LL.D., D.Litt.

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

EILEEN DUPUCH CARRON, C.M.G., M.S., B.A., LL.B.

Pudlisher/Editor 1972-

Published Daily Monday to Saturday

Shirley Street, P.O. Box N-3207, Nassau, Bahamas
Insurance Management Building., P.O. F-485, Freeport, Grand Bahama

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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 séctor recorded less than
half of a percentage point decline for January
to June this year compared to the same peri-
od last year.

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 ui
Barbados.”

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 85 per cent of its visitors. It was

. explained that Barbados’ industry is, still

strong because 60 per cent of its visitors are
“from the 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
missed.

“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

He noted that thousands of visitors were

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Bahamas missing out on Europe

. Europe, 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 realised, the train had
already left the station with the Bahamas still
standing on the platform looking in the wrong
direction.

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
struggle.”

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. It 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 route.
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
again.



THE TRIBU

Abaconians
deserve only
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,

- [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 enginecr-
ing, and because I am also a
brilliant guy on the whole, 11/2
inches didn’t sound very sub-
stantial to ine.

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,




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and responsible, that consid-
eration for future growth be
figured in uu 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 nie 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 inas-
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.

WILLIAM (BILLY)
ROBERTS

Abaco

August 9, 2008. '

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

EPA: I have to question the

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 goy-
ernment where they perceive
that political policy can hold
wate! aS a must, an unmoving
condition for Bahamas ratifica-
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I refer to the current protec-
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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-
COM-CSME.

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 Jate Sir Stafford Sands’ City
Meat Market Stores and an
operation of the Higgs family.
The impressive business history
subsequently taking a virtually

position of the government

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
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of the movement of financial
assets and especially dividends.

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markets with Winn Dixie as the
principle shareholder paying
dividends or Bahamas Super-
rnarkets with the seemingly fail-
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known pressure on the compa-
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FUNCTIONAL ONLINE DATA TRANSFER SYSTEM SET TO COME ON STREAM -

September 1: expected deadline for

speeding up passport processing in GB

& By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net

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



@ By NATARIO McKENZIE

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
Bahamas.

The 17-year-old, of Marshall
Road, was arraigned along with
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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) ate 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,”

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.

Police have also charged the 17-

“year-old, Meadows and George

Foster, 48, of Sutton Heights, with





“In grand

Bahamas we’re
issuing both man-
ual passports and
the e-passports
simultaneously.”
Se
said Minister Symonette after the
Rotary Club of Easit Nassau's
weekly meeting at the Nassau
Yacht Club on East Bay 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- -

wards.”

Deputy permanent secretary in
the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
and head of consular andi pass-
port services Elise Delancy was
also on hand yesterday to outline

Juvenile admits stealing $20,000 worth of copper wire

Newbold at Marshall Road on _

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,
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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
applications.

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 Bahamas is a member of, has
mandated that by 2012 all mem-
ber countries must be issuing
machine readable passports.

May 23. The juvenile also pleaded
guilty to stealing $4,208 worth of

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Newbold’s home. Police: have
also charged the 17-year-old,
along with a 15-year-old boy, with
breaking into Deborah Turner’s
home at Tranquil Close, off Mar-
shall Road.

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The 17-year-old pleaded guilty
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m@ BY SIR RONALD
SANDERS

OUR Caribbean

leaders signed a

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
Community.

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-
COM).

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
Grenadines.

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
observers.

But, the Barbados foreign
minister let his government’s
position be known at-a press
conference on August 20th. He

‘said “Barbados’ major respon-



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Sir Ronald Sanders

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
Declaration.

The government of Guyana
has said absolutely nothing. Its








silence can be interpreted asa
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-
COM.”

Surprised

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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FROM page 8 »

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-
ever, that decision could not
possibly be made by four mem-
ber states without the concur-
rence of the other eleven coun-
tries.

The motivation for the ini-
tiative by the four, as contained
in the Trinidad Declaration, is
that they recognise “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-
templated.

*» 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.,..J. ...
would. act. as.a supranational....|..
organ to: ‘implément’ décisions' :

and be résponsible 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 erforceable law to over-
see and implement Community
policies. ©

There is a continuing refusal

/



BARBADOS’ PRIME MINISTER David Thompson, left, talks with his

LOCAL NEWS

that’s the problem

AP Photo/Shirley Bahadur

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. °

Integration

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, it 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 goveritancé is

»the problem.
They should fix it, not con-
struct another crutch. ©
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lasted the United States at the

top of the gold medal rush, but
the Americans out-distanced the
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
Olympiads.

The latest medallists were all
thrilled about their achievement
in the men’s 4x 4 relay.

“This season was a blessing
for me,” said Bain on his open-
ing split of 45.92. “First I was
NCAA champion, now Olympic
silver medallist. I want to thank
everybody at Oral Roberts, Tul-
sa, and everybody in the
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
champion.

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onship medals, now I have an
Olympic medal,” he pointed out.
“This one is for the Bahamas. It
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Olympic medal. 2004, I didn’t
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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.

“T 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
ity

“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 capita medal tally.

The Bahamas is followed by Jamaica in the medals per capita

score.

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 J amaicans.

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 capita count.
However, its athletes were able to win only one silver medal.

The United States placed 46th in the medals per capita 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 capita table.

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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 caiied 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

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
hospital.

The man responsible for the stabbing is still at
large.

Mr Evans said police do not have an age or a
description of the suspect. However, investiga-
tions are ongoing.



Police constable, man in late 40s, questioned
: ‘FROM page one

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
November.

The other man, in his late
40s, was said to frequent
Taylor’s home “quite a lot”,
and was known to even
sleep there on occasions.
However, it is unknown if
he, like the foreign banker,
frequented a number of
parties that Mr Taylor and
deceased College of the
Bahamas professor Dr
Thaddeus McDonald once
attended.

Taylor; 37, an internation-
~ - ally-known handbag design-
.éf, was found stabbed to
a death at his home, Mount-

‘batten House, West Hill.
§ © Street, two days after Dr’

2 . McDonald; 59,.was found
‘bludgeoned to death in his
Queen Street guesthouse.

Though police have not
officially linked the two
high-profile murders, there
has been widespread specu-
lation there might be a con-
nection between them as
both men are alleged to
have been homosexuals.

Mr Taylor was the second
of four men killed over a
seven-month period since
> last November to be identi-
fied. 2 as 5 homosexual.

AJL PA

ELEANOR crobent ) BECKMAN HIGGS.
Eleanor B. Higgs died peacefully.on Sunday, the 27th-
July, in Bluebell; PA. Mrs Higgs (‘Touche' as she wa
known to-her family and ‘friends in Nassau) was 92.

__She was born in New. York City and first travelled: to.
Nassau in 1960 to-marry the Hon. Godfrey W Higgs.

She ftemained in Nassau untill 1994, some 8 years «
after. the passing of Mr Higgs in 1986. Mrs Higgs wa
a person of great energy. She will be remembered
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daughters Nancy ‘Beach and Anne Ritter and son-
law Dan Ritter, 4 grandchildren and 5. gr

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TRIBUNE



MONDAY,

AUGUST 25,



2008



Top ronler: eyes downsize
as electric bill hits $15,000

@ By NEIL HARTNELL

Tribune Business Editor

prominent Bay Street

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
payments.

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
a 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
months.

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

Electricit; 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.

tricity. ’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 .
crunch.”

He added that one of the three
downtown Bay Street stores was “def-

SEE page 4B



















“That’s quite a bit of money for elec-_

Chinese want to ‘be Top green resort’s expansion to
a part of’ Baha Mar give 20-30% growth in revenues

@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Business Reporter

series of meetings.
_ Speaking with Tribune Busi- M& By NEIL HARTNELL :
ness, Don Robinson, president Tribune Business Editor
of Baha Mar Resorts, said the ei 5
Chinese delegation had A BAHAMAS resort regarded as a sus-
expressed strong interest in _ tainable tourism model has closed its doors
the project. until at least Christmas time to undergo
. “They believe that it is several “upgrades”, its owner telling Tri-
something that they would like — bune Business that the addition of three
to be a part of,” he said. bungalow units will increase revenues by
Mr Robinson: said the cur- 20-30 per cent and make its economies of
rent economic climate had _ scale “more palatable”.
made the search for an.equity . Mike Hartman, owner of South Andros-
partner replacement for Har- based Tiamo Resorts, said that while the~
rah’s challenging, but he _ existing hotel would “never make me a
multi-millionaire”, he hoped to take the
SEE page 5B experience gained from the property’s

* Owner says extra bungalows to give economies
of scale and make returns ‘more palatable’, but
Tiamo will ‘never make me a multi-millionaire’

* Looking to take Tiamo concept to two
other Bahamas islands with expanded size

CHINESE
investors regard
the $2.6 billion |
Baha Mar }
Cable Beach |
expansion as §
“something @&
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

revenues by 20-30 per cent through adding
two or three more units.

~~ -]t-{Fiamo] willnever make me a multi-
millionaire. In the 14 unit range is where

SEE page 8B

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



Kerzner: 60-75 interviews |
to get right candidate

PI resorts owner highlights education —
and workforce deficiencies

@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL aa
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 SKE page 2B

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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
46,572 shares.

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-

_ tively.

COMPANY NEWS

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
quarter.

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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 weré
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.

Intreducing:

gk House No.1
4 Bedroom, 3 1/2 Bath

1949. sq ft. $685,000

‘6% House No. 3
3 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bath
1470. sq ft. $630,000

cot House No. 34
4 Bedroom, 3 1/2 Bath
2068. sq ft. $800,000

«6 House No. 131
4 Bedroom, 3 1/2 Bath
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BISX CLOSING CHANGE VOLUME YTD PRICE
SYMBOL PRICE CHANGE
AML $1.81 $- 0 9.04% |
BBL $0.89 $- 0 471% |
BOB $8.50 $- 0 11.55%
BPF $11.80 7 0 0.00%
BSL $14.60 $- 0 0.00%
BWL $3.49 $- 0 -4.64% ||
CAB : $14.11 - $- 1,000 17.10%
CBL -: $6.88 $+0.06 27,283 -18.39%
CHL $2.88 $: 2,200 8.57%
CIB $11.55 $- 0 -20.89%
CWCB $4.60 $+0.09 0 -8.73%
DHS $2.75 $- -0 17.02% |:
FAM $8.10 $- 0 12.50%
FBB $2.37 Sax 0 10.57% |
FCC. $0.44 $- 3,000 42.86%
FCL = $5.50 2 0 6.18% |
BIN 204: 212.5003 ee $2 0 -3.47%. - |
ICD $5.57 $e: 0 -23.17%. |
ISJ $12.00 $- ‘Ov 9.09%
PRE $10.00 $- 0 0.00%
DIVIDEND/AGM NOTES:

* 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.

PRIVATE PLACEMENT OFFERINGS: : I
e 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

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FROM page 1B

Island properties was an
immense challenge.
He said the demands being .,
ylaced.on what, was an already ;

-limited‘Bahamian labour pool 7
were immense;considering~~ '

that Kerzner International
had more than 9,000 employ-
ees, with Baha Mar projected
to have almost the same
amount.

Mr O’Neil hinted at further
Kerzner expansions in the °
Bahamas, saying: “As we

expand and develop the maf

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
industry.

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:
guests.,

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
addressed.







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15% of Baha Mar
staff have chosen
‘wrong profession’

@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

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 °

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to levels of service provided at
hotels around the world, it was
difficult to translate the reality
of guest expectations to staff
members.

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

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He pointed out that the only
way to get high quality employ-
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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-
tions.

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
laurels.

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
world.





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4 Terrace East, Collins Avenue. Written. comments should be submitted
by September 26, 2008 via post, hand delivery, facsimile or e-mail to:

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Public Utilities Commission
P.O. Box N-4860
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Nassau, Bahamas.
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Chinese want to ‘be
a part of’ Baha Mar

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-



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level

thing.” |

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
slowly.

He said construction work
was at a standstill, and resort
officials were using the time to
develop their training pro-
grammes for staff- particularly

ATLANTIC MEDICAL INSURANCE
ACCOUNT REPRESENTATIVE

Atlantic Medical Insurance (AMI), part of the Colonial Group of
Companies (CGI) with headquarters in Bermuda, is seeking an Account

CGIL, with offices in Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin
Islands as well as The Bahamas, offers a complete range of premier
financial and insurance services and, over the past few years, has
undertaken significant growth. This is an opportunity to be part of a rapidly
growing innovative company, focusing on providing clients with first class
service and access to competitive products.

Based in Nassau and reporting to the Accounts Manager for AMI, the
Account Representative will be a motivated individual responsible for
marketing and promoting a range of group health products. It is essential
that applicants possess the following qualifications, experience and

* Bachelors Degree in a relevant area required
¢ Minimum. of 3 years sales experience, with insurance sales
experience and familiarity with group em
including health, group life, LTD and AD&
Dynamic self-starter

Experience in undertaking presentations
Superior verbal and written communication skills
Strong numerical skills
Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and e-mail software to intermediate

“Compensation for the successful candidate. will be. attractive and linked
to performance. AMI offers an attractive benefits package that includes
comprehensive medical insurance, contributory pension plan, life and long
term disability coverage.

If you have a keen commitment to quality results and want to contribute
your talents to a dynamic company, contact us about this opportunity.

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preferred

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in the area of brand recognition
and standard requirements for
the properties - and working

with the design team to ensure .

they were ready to immediately
pick-up construction.

Mr Robinson said that as the
economy rebounds, he hopes
the project will be ready to. go
on stream so that Bahamians
can benefit from the employ-
ment. He also noted the chal-
lenges Baha Mar had to face
due to the current economic cli-
mate, and what he said was a
difficult decision to let go sev-
eral employees. However, he
said Baha Mar had worked with
the union to ensure that the
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BS BSI OVERSEAS (BAHAMAS) LIMITED

BSI Overseas (Bahamas) Limited, Nassau, Bahamas, an_ established
international private bank, with its headquarters in Lugano, Switzerland, is |
presently accepting applications for

HEAD TREASURY MANAGEMENT

Applicants for the position of Head Treasury Management within the Financial
Services Unit must have Banking or Financial education and at least 10 years
experience in the offshore banking sector, good knowledge of the treasury
business (Deposits, Placements, Floating Rate Notes book management,
Reverse Repos, ... . Applicants shall also have execution capabilities on the
Foreign Exchange, Stock and Bond markets and have knowledge of local
legislation, regulatory & statutory matters as well as international banking
practices. Proficiency in Italian is highly desirable. |

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Personal qualities :

- Goal-oriented, self-motivated, positive attitude and outlook

- Strong problem solving, investigative

- Service oriented

- Good capability to interact with functional reporting lines and counterparties
_ - Must be able to work under pressure

- Commitment to quality and service excellence

- Efficient organisational-skills

- Flexibility in office hours and hands-on approach when necessary

Responsibilities :

- Manage the Bank’s liquidity according to the assigned guidelines

- Ensure timely and precise execution of orders

- Ensure proper and continuous reporting to the functional reporting lines

- Direct involvement with External Asset Manager's clients

- Foster and maintain communication with internal/external banking professionals
- Meet deadlines on timely basis _

Interested persons with such qualifications should submit their resume/curriculum
vitae to:-

Human Resources Manager

BSI Overseas (Bahamas) Limited

Goodman’s Bay Corporate Centre, West Bay Street and Sea View Drive
P. O. Box N-7130
Nassau, Bahamas



Fax no. (242) 502 2203 or email: ruby.kerr@bsibank.com

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VACANCY NOTICE

ASSISTANT INTERNAL AUDITOR
INTERNAL AUDIT DEPARTMENT

Vacancy exists in the Corporation for an Assistant Intemal Auditor in the Intemal
Audit Department.

Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to,
the following:

Works unsupervised, and attends weekly meeting with the AGM/Chief
InternalAuditor

Consults with the Internal Auditor or AGM/Chief Internal Auditor to
resolve queries or obtain guidance on audit assignments

Develops audit programs for conducting audits, from the planning to
reporting stages for approval by the AGM/Chief Internal Auditor

Conduct financial, operational and ITS audits at Head Office and the Family
Islands Operations

Provides feedback on Audit Clerks in the preliminary performance
evaluation for them

Coaches, supervises, and assists in the training of Audit Clerks

Collects information and updating continuous audit monitors on plants and
Family Island branches and produce regular reports

Assists, Extemal Auditors in the preparation of work papers for the annual
audit exercise

Job Requirements include:

Bachelor degree in Accounting or other closely related discipline
Completion of a professional certification (ACCA, CA, CPA or the CIA)
Understand Internal Audit Standards and Procedures, and International
Accounting Standards

Good investigative, interviewing, problem solving and analytical skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Knowledge of internal controls, operational audit techniques as well as
the ability to identify and assess risks

Good knowledge of the Corporation’s operating policies, systems and
procedures

The sen to assess and evaluate the Corporation systems of internal
contro

The ability to’conduct some risk analysis for major areas within the
Corporation

The ability to conduct financial, operational and ITS audits and
investigations and exercise strict audit code of ethics (e.g. confidentiality)
Ability to lead, supervise and training audit clerks
A minimum of 3-5 years experience

Interested persons should apply by completing and retuming an Application

Form to: The Manager-Human Resources & Training Department,
Bahamas Electricity Corporation, Blue Hill & Tucker, P. O. Box N-7509
Nassau Bahamas on or before: Tuesday, September 2, 2008.







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UBS (Bahamas) Ltd. is, one of the world's leading financial institutions
in the Caribbean. Through our Business Area Wealth Management
international we look after wealthy private clients by providing them
with comprehensive, value enhancing services. Our client advisors
combine strong personal relationships with the resources that are
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wealth management services.

In order to strengthen our team in Nassau, we are looking to fill the
following position on our UBSI (UBS Int'l) Service Desk:

Desk Head UBSI Service

in this challenging position you will be responsible for:

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« Advising clients (mainly from Latin America);

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e Leading the UBS! Service Desk in Nassau.

We are searching for a seasoned team leader with at least 7 years
experience in international wealth management, specializing in the
fields of customer relations and retention, investment advice and
portfolio management. A proven track record in a comparable
position with a leading global financial institution, serving Latin
American high net worth individuals, excellent knowledge of
investment products and fluency in English as well as Spanish and/or
Portuguese are essential. Any other language would be a plus.



Written applications should be addressed to:

UBS (Bahamas) Ltd.
Human Resources
P.O. Box N-7757
Nassau, Bahamas

hrbahames@ubs.com or


































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152wk-Hi 7
1.95 1.51 Abaco Markets
11.80 11.60 Bahamas Property Fund
9.68 8.50 Bank of Bahamas
0.99 0.85 Benchmark
3.74 3.49 Bahamas Waste
2.70 1.57 Fidelity Bank
14.17 10.75 Cable Bahamas
321s: 2.74 Colina Holdings
43.50 4.80 Commonwealth Bank (S1)
6.88 3.20 Consolidated Water BDRs
3.00 2.25 Doctor’s Hospital
8.10 6.02 Famguard
13.01 12.50 Finco
14.75 11.54 FirstCaribbean Bank’
6.10 5.05 Focol (S)
1.00 1.00 Focol Class 8B Preference
1.00 0.41 Freeport Concrete
8.00 5.50 ICD Utilities
12.50 8.60 J. S. Johnson
10.00 10.00

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3.0008 2.8869 Colina MSI Preferred Fund

1.4075 1.3493 Colina Money Market Fund

3.7969 3.3971 Fidelity Bahamas G & 1 Fund

12.3289 11.7116 Fidelity Prime Income Fund 12.3289*"*""*
100.0000 100.0000 CFAL Global Bond Fund 100.00**

99.9566 CFAL Global Equity Fund 100.96***

1.0000 CFAL High Grade Bond Fund 1.00**
10.5000 9.4733 Fidelity International Investment Fund 9.4733*°°****
1.0110 1.0000 FG Financial Preferred Income Fund 1.0110
1.0119 1.0000 FG Financial Growth Fund 1.0062”
1.0098 1.0000 1.0098***

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52wk-Low - Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks

Previous Clos Previous day's weighted price for daily volume

rent day's weighted price for daily volume





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ROYAL @ FIDELITY

2 Fidelity Over The Gounter Seduiited

BIS Listed Mutual Funds

YTD%
3.09%
-0.48%
2.36%
-6.34%
3.32%

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1.01%

-9.78%
1.10%
C.62%
0.98%

FamGuard Q2 profits
plummet to just $88,641

FROM page 1B

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
comment.

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
period.

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

NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(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
SHAKIRA BURROWS

LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY



~ Legal Notice

| NOTICE |

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.45 of 2000)

INDEPENDENT MARINE LIMITED

In Voluntary liquidation

“Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137
(4) of the International Business Companies Act (No..45 of
2000), INDEPENDENT MARINE LIMITED is in Dissolu-

tion.”

The date of commencement of dissolution is the 29th day of,

April 2008.

Slaney Limited
80 Broad Street
Monrovia, Liberia
Liquidator



CFA Lt”

0.55

Last 12 Months
5.27%
8.11%
4.32%
6.47%
5.75%

1.01%

-9.78%
1.10%
0.62%
0.98%

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Bid $ - Buying price of Colina and Fidelity

Ask $ - Selling price of Colina and fidelity

Last Price - Last traded over-the-counter price

Weekly Vol. - Trading volume of the prior week

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shares declined in the 2008 first
half. This compared to the
appreciations many had enjoyed
in the 2007 comparative peri-
od.

“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-

- date.’

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

Everywhere The Buyers Are!







IN THE SUPREME COURT
Common Law & Equity Side








the Supreme Court,
FOR AN ORDER: -

Registrar dated the 29" of May 2008.

BETWEEN













2007

CLE/GEN No. 00827






Chambers



Substituted Service of the Summons below is hereby effected on the Defendant
Michael Colin Quirke pursuant to the Order of the Learned Deputy Registrar Mrs.
Marilyn Meeres dated the 29th day of Nay A.D., 2008, a copy of which Order is
available for collection by the Defendant at the chambers of Glinton Sweeting
O'Brien, 303 Shirley Street, Nassau, Bahamas, Attorneys for the Plaintiff.

. COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS

























BETWEEN
LAWRENCE CASE
: ‘ Plaintiff
SUPREME COURT - AND
JUN 7 YTB. MICHAEL COLIN QUIRKE

Defendant

NASSAU, BAHAMAS : :

SUMMONS

LET ALL. PARTIES CONCERNED attend before the \ ii th A

e¥tng LEP wf
Registra! i Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas in
chambers at the ae Court precincts, Nassau,

Avg ty the Gl day of gt ee
ofan applidation by the Plaintiff pursuant to Order 77, Rule 5 of the Rules of

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 24" day of June A. D. 2008

REGISTRAR
TO: The Defendant, by substitutcd service pursuant to the Order of the Deputy

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
IN THE SUPREME COURT
Common Law & Equity Side
LAWRENCE CASE

AND

MICHAEL COLIN QUIRKE

SUMMONS

303 Shirley Street
Nassau, Bahamas

Attorneys for the Plaintiff

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
million. ‘

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.



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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. |
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’

time.
“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











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INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY.DEED POLL.

The Public is hereby advised that |, EYVONNE FINLEY of 24A
-Langton Lane, Grand Bahama, Bahamas, intend to change my
name to YVONNE TEARIA 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, PRO.Box F-
43536, Grand Bahama, Bahamas no later than thirty (30) days
after the date of the publication of this notice.

seeking partners intsteuted’ 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-
ronment.”

Dollar

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-

ing.”

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



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NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(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 s Lakeisha, Collie of 2nd Terrace --

“West, Centreville” 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 bef oré such debts are proved.

AUGUST 25, 2008.

LAKEISHA COLLIE

LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY



We are pleased to announce the formation of
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(Incorporating the previous firm known
as Cheryl E. Bazard Law Chambers)
COUNSEL & ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW

STELLAW HOUSE

No. 25 Harley Street
Post Office Box N-440

Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 326-0126/7
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three units, eis 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 wouid re-open in mid-Octo-
ber.

“Tt’s a small gap in our efforts
to promote sustainable tourism
















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in this country.”
Meanwhile, Mr Henk
confirmed information reach-.

ing Tribune Business that fel-.

low South Andros resort, the
33-unit Emerald Palms proper: ee
ty, had been sold. . *: ae
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 2

buyer for the resort earlier this
year..It is understood that the.

acquiring group. also bought an
option Mr Hartman held to buy: ws

Emerald Palms.

Although declining to: iden-' oy
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 is

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 com:. ~ —
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day afternoon.



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Winoins Bay
ABAC GC, BAHAMAR

Vacancy for a
Assistant Director of Food and Beverage

Overall Responsibilities

Management of all aspects and functions of all food and beverage outlets in accordance with Club
standards

Direction, implementation and maintenance of the Ritz-Carlton Club's service and management
philosophy, which serves as a guide to respective staff

Providing support, training, direction, focus and help to staff members to ensure continuous

success
Development of the understanding of the Food and Beverage service processes.

Essential Job Functions

s

Monitor and maintain complete knowledge of all Club services, restaurant food concepts, menu price
range, dress code and ambiance

Ensure the set up of workstations with necessary supplies including menus and wine lists

Review daily event list and catering contracts and be familiar with guests’ names and room
locations

Accommodate all customer requests expediently and courteously. Follow up with designated Club
personnel to ensure completion of requests

Maintain complete knowledge of all wines, liquor brands, beers, and non-alcoholic beverages, and
designated glassware and garnishes. .

Train employees and ensure successful completion of the certification process for all areas in F&B
and hold them to The Ritz-Carlton standards. :
Energize The Gold Standards in daily quality line up and throughout shift.

MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2008, PAGE 9B

VACANCY NOTICE
Clerk of Works - Buildings Department

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the position of Clerk of Works at ‘The National Lnsurance
Board.

JOB SUMMARY
The individual would be responsible under the Assistant Director - Buildings to represent The National Insurarice

Board on projects being undertaken and ensuring contractors’ compliance ‘with design’ and meccnad specification.
and to ensure consistent standards in workmanship.

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS
Applicants are required to have substantial site experience in the construction industry.

Be honest, and vigilant to ensure that the work and materials meet the required standard.

Must have a broad understanding and diverse experience in the building industry, mcluding knowledge of materials,

| ixades, methods and legal requirements.

Be attentive to details when checking work and materials.
Have good written and verbal communication skills

Must demonstrate the ability to: (1) define objectives, plan the work. and communicate priorities, (2) be able to

| establish an appropriate wor icing relationship with the contractor's staff while retnaining diplomatic and independent;

and (3) be keen, decisive and persuasive in communicating any inconsistencies that may require corrections or
compromise.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

{, Be familiar with legal requirements and ensure that work nee with them.

2. Be familiar with all the relevant drawings and written instructions, checking them, and using them as a reference
when inspecting the work.

Takes measurements and samples on site to ensure that the work and materials meet the specifications and
quality standards,

Identify, document and ensure processes are in place and working to maintain The Ritz- cao
service standards. : :
. Provides accurate estimates for work. when. necessary.

Qualifications

High School Graduate, some college. ;
ini e ages 7 : ac : ee rer

Minium 21 peal’ of-age:to:serve alcohol beverag , . Ensures that work on various projects are carried out to the client's standards, specifications and schedule.

Certification in alcohol awareness program

5 years experience in similar position, preferably in a 5 Star Hotel. . 7. Ensures that correct materials and procedures are used and that the client is given quality work and value for

HACCP qualifications or equivalent. money. :

Knowledge of various drink recipes and beverage service standards :

Ability to communicate in English:to the understanding of employees, management and guests ° 8. Advises contractor(s} about certain aspects of the work but not give advice that could be interpreted as an

Ability to provide legible communication and be functionally computer itetals (Microsoft). instruction which would involve additional expenditure to the contract,
Ability to do basic mathematical calculations.

Writes specifications; compiles Autocad drawings and obtains competitive estimates/ quotations for builders’
work to be carried out.

Inspects work as projects proceeds.

Please send resume to the attention of: Director of Human Resources
The Abaco Club on Winding Bay
is eu - sch . Produces regular status reports which would include progress and any delays, the number and type of workers

a aon aa employed, weather conditions, visitors to the site, drawings received, ‘deliveries, instructions and details of any

Bahamas . significant event.
OR

Email: humanresources@theabacoclub.com . Participates in meetings and working groups as requested and undertake any work necessary to implement

Management’s initiatives.

0. Keeps detailed records of various aspects of the work.

Deadline for applications is Friday, September'5, 2008
- : . Other tasks as assigned.

APPLICATION
Interested a may y apply by sees a completed iglitadon form along with the necessary proof of

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Lynden Pindling International Airport.

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ELKEANA SAUNDERS

Supervisor,
Preventative Maintenance Team

VANDETTA MOORSHEAD
Supervisor,
Contract Administration

Elkeana Saunders was promoted from
A/C Technician Level #3 to Supervisor,
Preventative Maintenance Team effective
23rd October, 2007. In this position Mr.
Saunders is responsible for overseeing the
Preventative Maintenance Team to ensure
that all preventative maintenance work is
being completed as required.

Vandetta Moorshead' was promoted from
Contract Administration Coordinator to
Supervisor, Contract Administration effective 1st
December, 2007. In this position Ms. Moorshead
is responsible for overseeing the major service
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team after
medal win

@ By BRENT STUBBS .-
Senior Sports
Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

- 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 ’'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.

Performance

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 ate 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.

“T 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

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TRACK AND FIELD
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
- bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

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. ae

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-
nificent 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 fatuer, Val Heastie. But they knew that
history was on their side and they didn’t want to
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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 Jeg.

“T just want to say that God is good. I believed
in myself and f know that [had the talent,” he

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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,”
said. “The relay was quite
interesting at the end as
Chris Brown made that final-
ly surge at the end.

“T 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
team.”

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.

released, but Dorsett said

the Bahamas Association of

Athletic Associations offers
its condolences to Miller and
his family.

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@ TRACK AND FIELD
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

BEIJING, China: The men’s 4 x
400 metre relay had mixed emo-
tions winning the silver medal per-

formance at the XXIX Olympic .

Games.

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
home.”

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.

His teammates, who have been

or the silver

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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

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even more. But I got too relaxed and I tried holding
itfor Chris. i

“T didn’t wafit#6 put him in too much traffic. We
wanted him to:geafter the US. So I just thank God
that he guidedme-around the track’and we came
home with the T medal.”

Although he. really wanted to: ‘catch Jeremy
Wariner on the anchor leg, Brown knew that the
American was getting out of his reach, so he was
content on just ensuring that the team got ‘a medal.

“T want to thank God for just allowing us to get the
medal,” said Brown, who turned in a split of 44.05. “I
_ knew anything was possible with these guys. Coming
out here, I wasn’t going to settle for anything but
the gold.

“Once again America got away, but we have some
good quarter-milers coming up and we are breeding
them every year and by the grace of God, these guys
will be able to drop, 44 seconds in the open quarter
and so it’s going to be real fight come next year at

“orld Championships (in Berlin).”

Medal

Brown, who just missed out on achieving his first



Olympic medal in the 400, said the guys are all hun- |

gry and with his desit ‘to get another medal or two
next year, the Americans better watch out.
Although he didn’t run in the final for the first
time that the Bahamas has fielded a team, Moncur
said it was nerve-wracking for him watching the final.

But he was still pleased to know that he had a chance

to run in the preliminaries...

“We had six very talented and very strong guys
here and the final four went out there and they ran
extremely well,” Moncur said. “We finally got the
_ Olympic medal, so I can definitely go home and relax

now because that was the - Inajor goal this season and —

we have it, so I’m happy

While he would nave liked to have been in the
final mix, Moncur said things happen and this season
he had a lot of injuries and setbacks, but he was just
glad to have had the opportunity to run to help the
team out as best as he could.

“It’s okay. It isn’t the best feeling, but to win the
medal, it erases all that. So I feel great,” he said.
“I'm just going to get some treatment on my legs
and hopefully be ready to come back next year.”

Miller, who was expected to head directly to Dick-
inson State from here, but instead will be coming
home for the funeral of his father, said had his finger

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crossed from start to finish as he watched the final
four ran.

“I knew those guys could have done the job and
they did it,” he insisted. “I’m so happy right now.
It’s my first Olympics and it’s a silver rhedal. Words
can’t explain this. It’s not a dream. It’s amazing.”

Not running in the final didn’t bother Miller, who
noted: “I was just prepared to come here and run in
the heats. So I was glad to run in the heats. Last year
at the World Championships, I didn’t run at all. This
year I was very happy to run the heats. I did a great
job. Everybody told me that I ran a good race.”

Going into his senior year at Dickinson State,
Miller said he’s going to dedicate himself to getting
prepared not just to run the relay but in the 400 as well
in Berlin.

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the heats. “Ramon is a strong fel-
low.

“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.”

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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 hirn,” he stated...

Brow, 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.

Devastating

“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
father.

“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.

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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
“Hold his head up. He was around
in the heats and he ran a great race.
He came here and he got what he
deserved. :

“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.
“T think it really got to me and I
almost came to tears.

“T 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, ,
Van Heastie.May his soul rest in
peace.



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By Jamie Squire, Getty 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

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

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story

within reach.

school’s first Heisman Trophy seemingly

Quarterback Chase Daniel finished
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 > .



By Rich Schultz, AP

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

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.





Barclays in playoff, takes lead in Playoffs

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 | 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
to him.”



2B - MONDAY, AUGUST. 25, 2008 - USA TODAY



Wideout enters sophomore season already being compared to greats

Continued from 1B

Maclin has breathtaking speed, accel-
eration and vision and last season was
the only maior-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
Missouri.

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.

“T 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
handoffs-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



A
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 returner — 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-
American.

“You watch him, and he is a differ-
ence-maker,” says Texas coach Mack
Brown, whose.team hosts Missouri on

NAIA football preview

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
streets.

Colleges

“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 | 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 1 win, Chase
and | 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
thought.

“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 | am,
but there were some things | 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.

“Tt 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.

“T look back, and there must have
been 20 times last year, that | 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. He led
the Tigers in various seasons in rushing,
scoring, punt and kick returns and in-
terceptions.

“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.”

By Erick Smith and Caleb Calhoun

From wire reports

Clemson football coach Tom-
my Bowden is to make a recom-
mendation this week to athletics

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

Clemson to decide safety’s fate

school for posting an ad on the

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.



Headlines

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

BH

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 replace 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.

x
By TSbaR 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.

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 (lowa) 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.

> Nebraska Wesleyan DB Phil
Schroer — Returned eight inter-
ceptions for 221 yards and a TD.

> Montana-Western LB Chad
Schira — Averaged more than 13
tackles a game last year as a
sophomore.

> Urbana (Ohio) DL Travis
Brisco — Pass rusher totaled 12%
sacks last season.



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 ar-
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 QBon 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
website.

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
Herald.

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
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American



League

East

Tampa Ba
Boston
New York
Toronto
Baltimore

Central
Chicago
Minnesota
Detroit
Cleveland
Kansas Ci

West

Los Angeles
Texas
Oakland
Seattle

Sunday's results
New York 8, Baltimore 7

79 50 612 —

74.55 574 —

79 50 .612

Last vs.
W L Pct. GB Strk 10 Div. Home Away
Ll 73 28-19 47-18 32-32

75 55 577 4% W-1 6-4 25-25 43-18 3237
70 60 538 9% W3 6-4 27-24 38-27 3233
67 63 515 12% Ll 6-4 24-23 37:29 30-34
61 68 473 18 L3 4-6 20-33 32-29 29-39

vs.
W L Pct. GB Strk 10 Div. Home A
W-1 7-3 36-21 46-21 28-34
7456 569 % L-2 7-3 36-21 46-23 28-33
64 66 492 10% L-1 6-4 23-31 33-28 31-38
61 67 .477 12% W-6 7-3 20-30 36-29 25-38
56 74 431 18% W-1 2-8 19-31 29-36 27-38

Vs.
W_L Pct. GB Strk 10 Div. Home A
— W2 4-6 20-13 39-25 40-25
63 67 485 16% L-2- 2-8 20-15 33-32 30-35
59 71 .454 20% L- 4-6 16-22 34-33 25-38
48 82 .369 31% W-1_ 2-8 16-22 26-40 22-42

Boston 6, Toronto 5 (11)

Chicago 6, Tampa Bay 5(10) Kansas City 7, Detroit 3
Los Angeles 5, Minnesota3 Seattle 8, Oakland 4

Cleveland at Texas

Today’s probable pitchers, lines



Career:
vs.
2008 season opp. 2007-08 vs. opp. Last 3 starts
Pitchers W-L IP_ ERA _W-L__ W-L IP_ERA_W-L__"IP__ERA
Chicago at Baltimore, 7:0: Line: ; Total runs:
Chi.-Richard (L) 1-2 20 675 — - - - 1-2 15 6.60
2-0 21% 4.98 -0_ 13% __7:







C etroit, 7: S
Cle.-Jackson (L) 0-0 ‘12 5.25
Det.-Galarraga(R 12-4 139% _3.17_ 3






166





0.
3

ity, 8:10 : ‘uns:
4-5 1204 5.15 0-0 0-0 9% 482 0-
0.



-O 12 5.25
019% 2.75




1 15% 6,32
019% __ 2.79






an es, 103 eS
Oak.-Braden(L) 3-3. 49% 453 0-0 0-0 3.00 1-1 19% 3.66
L.A.-Weaver 10-9 147 4.47 2-1 1-1 A 1-0 5.19
esota at Seattle, 10:10 ine: ; Total runs:
Min.-Liriano (L) 4-3 34 424 2-1 1-0 7 0.00 3-0 17% 1.53
Sea.-Batista(R. 4-12 100% 655 2-1 0-1 6% 18.90 0-0 14% 6.28
Lines by y Sheridan
Results, upcoming games
Friday Saturday Tuesday
N.Y. 9, Bal. 4 Tor.11,Bos.0 . Chi. at Bal., 7:05
Bos. 8, Tor. 4 T.B. 5, Chi. 3 Cle. at Det., 7:05
Cle. 7, Tex. 5 N.Y. 5, Bal. 3 Bos. at N.Y., 7:05
Det. 4, K.C. 3 Det. 4, K.C.0- Tor. at T.B., 7:10
TB. 9, Chi. 4 Cle. 8, Tex. 7 Tex. at K.C., 8:10
Min. 9, L.A. 0 L.A. 7, Min. 5 Oak. at L.A., 10:05
Sea. 7, Oak. 5 Oak. 5, Sea. 1 Min. at Sea., 10:10
American League notes
Baltimore: cMatt Wieters My Twins to reach 100 RBI in
will not be recalled from three consecutive seasons. .. .
Class AA Bowie (Md:) this sea- wo days after his wife, Jennie

son, manager Dave Trembley
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 not, 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
aan that has lingered since
‘before the All-Star break. RHP
Josh Beckett was scratched
from his scheduled Tuesday
start when he again experi-
enced numbness and tingling in
his fingers after playing catch.

Chicago: oF Dewayne Wise
(strained thigh muscle) tested
his leg by running and will be
re-evaluated one last time this
oe before the team de-
cides whether to put him on the
DL. ... LHP Clayton Richard
gets another start tonight, but
the fifth Epo 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: iF Garret

Anderson left the game in the
second inning because of a sore
left knee, and his status will be
Te-evaluated today. Anderson
has hit .345 since the All-Star
break. ... 1B/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: 18 Justin
Morneau’s first-inning RBI sin-
gle gave him 100 RBI on the
season. Morneau joined Hall of
Famer Harmon Killebrew as the

BH

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
Class AAA Rochester (N.Y.).

New York: tx 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 cuff tendinitis) 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: 28 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 winningest man-
ager in Rays history with his
206th victory Saturday, sur-
passing Larry Rothschild. Lou
Piniella is next at 200 victories.
... LHP Scott Kazmir worked
six innings for the second con-
secutive start Saturday; he
hadn't lasted more than five in-
nings in his previous four starts.
Also encouraging was the fact
that he made more liberal use
of his slider. -

Texas: After five months of
forearm inflammation, RHP
Brandon McCai 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
91 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 Loe left 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

Major League Baseball

Ump’s call stumps Ray

By Andrew Seligman
The Associated Press

CHICAGO — AJ). Pierzyn-
ski found himself in the
middle of ee 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.

“It’s just a funny coinci-
dence, I guess,” said Pier-
zynski, whose bizarre trip
around the bases in the
10th inning Sunday capped
a6-5 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 .



5 ten
By Nam Y. Huh, AP



Controversy catcher: The White Sox's Al. 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

Sunday's games

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 AJ. did kind of stick
his arm out to make contact,

. Aybar was still in his way.”
”

































> Batting — 2B: Butler (17); Gload

(15); Callaspo (3), HR: Guillen (17). SF:

German; Teahen. RBI: German gt

Guillen (80); Olivo (35); Teahen 3 (45).
DP: DeJesus. Team LOB:

> Fielding — E:Teahen (4). DP:2.

Pitching ip_h rer bbso_ era
Detroit

Rogers L,9-11 6876 4 45,09
Beltran 1000 O 1 485.
Robertson %000 O 0 606
Lopez % 100 1 03.47
Kansas City

Duckworth 5733 40540
W,1-0

Wells H,1 2100 1 2415
R. Ramirez 1100 O 03.05
Soria 1100 0 01,93

WP: Rogers. IBB: German {by Rogers).
Batters faced; pitches-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. Ramirez 4; 16-
10; Soria4; 18-11.

> Umpires — HP: McClelland; 1B; Eve-
ritt; 2B: Tichenor; 3B: Vanover.

>. Game data —T: 2:55. Att: 16,663.

Mariners 8, Athletics 4

Oakdand................ 101 010 100 —4
Seattle 003 013 10x—8
Oakland r h bijbb so









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Patterson 2b 3.001) 1 O 162
Suzuki ph 100 0] O O .286
Hannahan 3b 4 22 2} 0 1 .225
Cust If 200 0} 2 2 .232
Thomas dh 400 0] O 0 .227
E. Brown rf 400 0] 0 1 .249
Gonzalez cf 4.01 0] 0 1 245
Barton 1b 4120/0 1.211
Bowenic , 411 1) 0 1.179
Penningtonss 3 01 0} 1-1 .182
Totals 33 47 4/4 8
nni

> Baiting ~ 2B: Barton (12); Pe!
2 Hi

ton (2). HR: Hannahan 2 (7); Bowen (1).
RBI: Patterson (3); Hannahan ;, ee

Bowen (6). GIDP: E, Brown. Team
> Fielding —E: Pennington (1).





Seattle ab rhbi avg
Suzuki rf 3011 313
Betancourt ss 400.0 266
Ibanez If 224-19 301
Beltre dh 4110 246
Lopez 2b 4113 0 297
Balentien cf 4000 3 208
Johjimac 3221 0 215
Reed pr 0000 0 279
Burke c 0000 0 .260
LaHair 1b 3100 1 .266
Cairo 3b 3222 O .244
fotals 3188 8



> Batting — 2B: Cairo (9). 3B: Cairo (2),
HR: Lopez (11); Johjima (5), S: Suzuki.
RBE Suzuki (38); Ibanez (88); Lopez 3
ie ; hina (26); Cairo 2 (16). Team

> Baserunn! haan bed

> Fielding — DI

Pitchi ip h rer bbso era
Oakland

Meyer L,0-2 5344 2 3595
Saarloos 2544 1 2 405
Casilla 1000 003451
Seattle :

Hernandez 6433 2 7 3.28
Jimenez 1211 #O 1 397
Corcoran 144100 2 0 3.46
PutzS,9 %000 00411

WP: Hernandez. Batters faced; pitches-
strikes: Meyer 19; 86-47; Saarloos 12;
41-26; Casilla 4; 11-7; Hernandez 24;
104-66; Jimenez 5; 19-13; Corcoran 7;
28-15; Putz 1; 3-3. .

> towers — HP: Colon; 1B: Scott; 2B:
Hohn; 3B: lassogna. .

> Game data —T: 2:36. Att: 28,731.







» Fielding ~ E: Cabrera (12); Swisher
(6), PB: Pierzynski. DP: 1.

’ Pitching ip h rer bbso era
Tampa Bay 3

Sonnanstine 64944 1 1442
Howell %000 O 0256
Balfour 1000 O 0 1.47
‘Wheeler 1211 =O 2257
HammelL4-4 % 211. 1 0 416
Chicago 1

Buehrle 64 652 2 5 3.86
Carrasco 1% 000 0 22.25

enks W,3-0 2200 1 21,71

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;
Carrasco 4; 12-9; Jenks 9; 35-21.

> Umpires — HP: DeMuth; 1B: Barks-
dale; 2B: Eddings; 3B: Barrett.

> Game data —T: 3:11. Att: 38,562,



Red Sox 6, Blue Jays 5

Boston.......... 004 000 100 01 —6
Toronto... 200 102 000 00—5







Boston ab

Ellsbury rf 5 00 0] O 2 264
Pedroia 2b 411 3] 1 0 318
Ortiz dh 5 11 0} 0 2 .259
Youkilis 1b 5 01 1] 0 0 318
Bay If 5 02 0] 0:1 333
Lowrie 3b 5 11 1] 0 1 .299
Varitek c 5 02 0] 0 2 .223
Corass 410 0/1 0.281
Crisp cf 3.211] 1 1.257
Totals 41 69 6|/3 9

> Batting — 2B: Ortiz (17). HR: Pedroia
(14); Lowrie (2); Crisp (7). RBI: Pedroia 3
(64); Youkilis (89); Lowrie (32); Crisp
(31), GIDP: Lowrie. Team LOB: 5

Toronto ab rhbilbbso avg
Inglett 2b 5 00 0) 0 2 305
Scutaro 3b 5 12 0] 0 O 268
. Rios rf 5 11 0} 0 1 291
V. Wells cf 422 3} 1 1 .292
Lind If 5 00 0; 0 O .299
Overbay 1b 5 12 1} 0 2 272
Stairs dh 201.0} 1 0 249
J.Bautistaph- 2 00 0] 0 1 .000
dh ‘
Barajas ¢ 401 1/0 1 .253
McDonald ss 400 0/0 2 225
Totals 4159 5| 210



> Batting — 2B: V. Wells (15); Overbay
(27); Barajas (19). HR: V. Wells (13);
Overbay (11). RBI: V. Wells 3 (57); Over-
bay (55); Barajas (43). Team LOB: 5

> Fielding — DP: 1.

Pi ip h rer bbso era

Masterson 1
Okajima
Papelbon W,5-3
Delcarmen S,1
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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; League 4; 13-10.

> Umpires — HP: Campos; 1B; Causey;
2B: Gibson; 3B; Reliford.

> Game data —T: 3:42, Att: 44,521.

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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. Mark Teahen, 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 York blew a five-run lead, and the Yankees completed a three-game sweep.
Cano went 4-for-5 with two doubles, two RBI and two 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
leaders.
MARINERS 8, Felix Hernandez allowed three runs over six innings to win for the first time
Athletics 4 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 — White Sox 6, Rays 5 Yankees 8, Orioles 7
Wee oe Re ee Tampa Bay... 210 001 100 0—5 NewYork 040 300 100-8
po ee ee ee sacwneeees 000 400 1-6 Baltimere..._. 200 320 000—7
Tam ab rhbi New York ab rhbilbbso avg
Minnesota. 74 56.5691 iene es 5021 Damoncf, 6 22.3] 0 0 312
NewYork 70 60 538 5 Upton ef s 0°10 Jeterss | 5000/0 0 293
Taronto 47 623 415 Q na reu 1 o110.
Toronto __67 __63 515 8 aidellidh 5122 A.Rodriguez3b 3-1 2,0] 1 0 312
Aybar 3b 5001 Giambi 1b 4001] 0 0 .250
Royals 7, Tigers 3 Zobrist If 5110 Ransomib 0 00 0} 0 01.000
Beta Meee GSS He Mn Tita] fo ae
ns pan TOSS atsu 10/10 311
ae oe oa Bartlett ss 3100 Cano 2b 5 24 2] 0 1 .269
abr hbi|bb so nn fis 40 815 8143
> Batting — 2B: Upton (30); Pena(17); -
cranes tol 2 8 39 Baldelli (1). HR Baldelli (2). RBE Iwam- "> Batting — 2B: Abreu (34); Nady (6
Ordonez rf 301110 0.311 ura(39); Pena(78); Baldelli 2(4); Aybar Caio 2 (26). HR: Damon (9 Cano (12).
Cabreralb 3.0.1 0] 1 1 292 (20).GIDP:Gross. Team LOB: 8 Eee aes ae Cone 2 (28) CIDP:
Guillen 3b 4.02.0] 0 0.287 _> Fielding —E: Aybar(2). DP: 2. Giambi, Team LOB: 11 rege |
Sheffielddh = 3. 0.0 0} 1.0 232 Chicago ab rhbilbbso avg > Fielding — E: Jeter (10); Nady (1); 1.
ee : ° ° : a aee caren 5020/0 Rodriguez (5).
5230
ingec 3°10.0| 1 0 209 Quenini Bato 3 Baltimore ab rh bilbbso avg
teas owe SLs a” Ben, S11 99 oe amet, STi alt San
> Ba — 2B: Guillen (29), RB Po- Thome dh 4132 Manabe 4211]1 1281
lanco 2 (50); Ordonez (74). GIDP: Ordo- - Ramirez2b-3b 5 01 1 Huffdh 5 13 2/0 0 304
.« nez. Team LOB: 9 Griffey Jr. cf 4010 Millar 1b 4011/01 248
> Fielding — E: Thames (3). DP: 1. Anderson pr-cf 0 10 0 Montanez If 3010] 0 0 367
Swisher 1b 3000 :
Kansas City ab rhbilbbso avg Scott ph-lf 000 0} 2 0 272
Aviles ss 411.0] 1 0.331 Uribe3b 3000 Payton cf 5 13 0] 0 2 253
Gemmenit 3 9 1 1 i 0 235 aed j , _ Quirozc 3 00 0| 0 1.196
eJesus cf-1 Le S Cintron ph-s: 2 00 0} 0 1 273
Guillen rf 2111/1 1249 Totals 40_613 6 castross 3:00 0] 0 2 213
Gathright pr-cf 1 1:0 0] O O 246 > Batting — 2B: Cabrera (24); Dye (33); R.Hernandez 2 01 0] 0 O .259
Butler dh 3.21 0] 1 0 .261 © Griffey Jr. (2). HR: Quentin (36); Thome ph-c
Olivo c 4 10 1] 0 2 .260 . (27). RBE Quentin 2(99); Thome 2(75); Totals 41 714 6| 510
Gload 1b 401.0} 0 1.277 Ramirez (58); Konerko (45). GIDP: “> Batting — 2B: Huff 2 (39). HR: Rob-
Citasnasb : ee : nig Genii Gite |e eae € erts (9) wore aa) Sean:
° > Baserunning — SB: Getz (1). ; Roberts 2 (48); Mora (96); Huff 2
Totals 3179 6|5 5 £ Y (91); Malar (66) Team LOB: 13

> Baserunning — SB: Roberts (33);
Payton (7).

> Fielding — DP: 1.

Pitching ip h_rer bbso_ era
New York

Rasner 34% 853 2 25.03
Robertson 1% 211 O 16.00
RamirezW,4-1 1% 211 1 1 3.66
Veras %200 O 1 2.76
Marte 14000 1 3 868
Rivera S,31 14000 1 2153
Baltimore

D. Cabrera 34977 305.24
Sarfate 24100 1 2 492
Walker L,1-2 1111 005.74
Cherry 1200 0 06.00
Johnson 1200 O 1 230

HBP: Rodriguez (by Cabrera). Batters
faced; pitches-strikes: Rasner 21; 97-
60; Robertson 6; 22-17; Ramirez 7; 27-
19; Veras 3; 13-8; Marte 5; 27-14; Rivera
5; 18-12; D, Cabrera 24; 95-49; Sarfate
9; 49-31; Walker 4; 8-6; Cherry 4; 12-8;
Johnson 5; 11-8.

> Umpires — HP: Rapuano; 1B: Hickox;
2B: Bucknor; 3B: West.

> Game data —T: 4:01. Att: 42,746.

Angels 5, Twins 3
Minnesota.......... 101 001 000 —3
Los Angeles........ 000 001 13x—5













Minnesota ab rhbilbbso avg
Span rf 5 11 0] O 2 316
Casilla 2b 401 0] 0 1 303
Mauer c 411 0] 0 1 321
Morneau 1b 4 13 3] 0 0 307
Kubel If 400 0] 0 3 270
Young If 000 0} O 0 .284
Ruizdh 401 0] 0 3 325
Punto 3b 403 0] 0 O .294
Everett ss 3.00 0} O 1 .207
Buscher ph 100 0} O 1 309
Gomez cf 3 00 0} O 2 .256
Lamb ph 100 0} O O .233
Totals 37_310 3| 014

> Batting — 2B: Morneau (33). HR:

Morneau (20). RBI: Morneau 3 (102).
Team LOB: 7
> Fielding — E: Kubel (3).




Los Angeles ab rh bilbbso avg
Figgins 3b 4011] 0 1 281
Aybar ss 400 0] O O .274
Teixeira 1b 423 1] 0 O 386
Guerrero dh 412 1] 0 1 .287
Hunter cf 401 0] O 2 .273
Anderson If 000 0} O O .284
Matthews Jr.rf 4 12 1] 0 O 225
Rivera rf-If 3001] 0 1 .245
Kendrick 2b 4 11 0] O O .308
Mathis c 2 00 0] O 1 .203
Napoli ph-c 101 0] 0 O .219
Totals 34 511 5| 0 6



> Batting — 2B: Teixeira (3); Guerrero
22). 3B: Guerrero (3); Matthews Jr. (3).
R: Teixeira (7). SF: Rivera. RBI: Figgins
(19); Teixeira (20); Guerrero (78); Mat-
thews Jr. (37); Rivera (28). Team LOB: 6
> Fielding — E: Aybar (15).
Pitching ip h rer bbso era
Minnesota

Slowey 6% 822 0 5 3.74
Reyes %111 #00245
CrainL,5-3;B,3 1222 0 1 3.74
Los Angeles

Santana 7933 010 3.41
Arredondo 1000 O 2 1.24
W6-1

F, Rodriguez 110090 O 2260
S,50

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. Rodriguez 4; 17-13.

> Umpires — HP: Gorman; 1B: Wen-
delstedt; 2B: Hudson; 3B: Marsh.

> Game data —T: 2:34, Att: 40,011.

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

i _ 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-
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-
stedt to get a second opinion
from his crew mates.

It didn’t take long for the





By Ric Francis, AP

50th save: Francisco Rodri-
guez shuts down the Twins.

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.”

y

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. at

“It’s amazing. This is what. get paid to do, this is what |
live for,” Pavano said. “This is all | 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 DJ. Carrasco or Matt Thornton will pitch at
Baltimore today when a game that was suspended after 11

innings April 28 resumes.

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)

Batting
Based on 3.1 plate appearances for each

game a player's team has played.
G ABR

Mauer,Minn = 113
Youkilis,Bos = 119
Kinsler, Tex * 121
Pedroia, Bos 126
Bradley, Tex 102
Polanco, Det 114
Suzuki, Sea 129
Ordonez,Det 113
Damon, NY 112
A.Rdrigez,NY 109
Homeruns
Quentin, Chi —.....35
Dye, CHI .neneneeenee3 1
Hamilton, Tex ....29
Sizemore, Clev ..29
Cabrera, Det ........28
A.Rdriguez, NY ..28
Huff, Balt ..........27
PEMA, TB neessneene 26
Thome, CNi .........26

Giambi, NY .........25
Doubles

Roberts, Balt ......45
Kinsler, TOX .essuoe41



Pedroia, BOs .......40
Ibanez, Sea 2.39
Markakis, Balt ....39
RUOS, TOP esssosensese 38
Huff, Balt .........37

Triples
Crawford, TB ........10

Granderson, Det 10
Roberts, Balt ..........8









Inglett, Tor ......
Runs

Kinsler, Tex .......102
Pedroia, Bos ........96
Quentin, Chi ........92

Markakis, Balt ....90
Roberts, Balt .......89
Granderson, Det 84
A.Rdriguez, NY .84

410 79 132 322
451 79 144 319
518 102 165 .319
531 96 169 318
337 69 107 318
470 74 147 .313
544 83 170 313
436 55 136 312
437 74 136.311
404 84 125 .309
Runs batted in
Hamilton, Tex .115
Cabrera, Det .....100
Morneau, Minn .99
Quentin, Chi .....97
Mora, Balt .......95
Huff, Balt 89
Youkilis, Bos ........88
Ibanez, Sea .........87
Abreu, NY ........-82
Hits

SuzuKi, Sea ........170

Lopez, Sea
Hamilton, Tex ..152
Ibanez, Sea .....152
Stolen bases
Ellsbury, Bos ..41
SuzuKi, Sea ..........38
Upton, TB ........ ined F,
Sizemore, Clev ...34
Roberts, Balt .
Rios, Tor .....
Gomez, Mi
Total bases
Hamilton, Tex .276
Huff, Balt ..........269
Kinsler, Tex .....268
Dye, CHI een 266
Cabrera, Det ....261
Quentin, Chi ...261







On-base + slugging Slugging pct.
Bradley, Tex. .1.030 A.Rdrguez, NY .589

A.Rdrguez, NY .987
Quentin, ChiA .974
Youkilis, Bos. ....957
Drew, Bos. .........930
Dye, ChiA ........-.928
Walks

Cust, Oak 87
Upton, TB 085
Markakis, Balt ....82
Sizemore, Clev ..82
Drew, Bos 78
Thome, CHI 1.075



Bradley, Tex .......585
Quentin, Chi 577

Dye, Chi ........... STL
Youkilis, Bos .....572
Z2tled a. 550
On-base pct.

Bradley, Tex ......445
Mauer, Minn ..416
Drew, Bos .........-408
Markakis, Balt .403
A.Rdrguez, NY .398
Ramirez, Bos ....398

Pitching

Victories

Lee, Clev ._......18-2
Mussina, NY —.16-7
Burnett, Tor 16-9
Matszaka, Bos 15-2
Halladay, Tor ..15-9
Saunders, LA ...14-6
Santana, LA ......13-5
Floyd, Chi .........1 3-6
Snnnstine, TB .13-6

ERA
Lee, Clev ........ 2.43
Dehschrr, Oak 2.54



Halladay, Tor ...2.68
Lackey, LA .......3.09
Danks, Chi ........3.16
Galarraga, Det 3.17
Hrnandez, Sea 3.23
Guthrie, Balt ...3.28
Saunders, LA ....3.37
Saves

0 F.Rodriguez, LA 49



Sherrill, Balt
Rivera, NY ......... 30
Percival, TB ..........27

rome games
Halladay, Tor —...8

Strikeouts
Burnett, Tor ....178
Halladay, Tor ....168
Santana, LA ...166
Vazquez, Chi ....163
Greinke, KC ......146
Beckett, Bos ....145
Lee, Clev . 141
Hrnandez, Sea .140
Innin

Halladay, Tor 198
Guthrie, Balt 183%
Lee, Clev ........ 177%
Burnett, Tor 171%
Shields, TB 171
Vazquez, Chi ....171
Verlander, Det ..171
Games





Green, Sea —........61
Wright, TeX ...c.061
Dotel, Chi ............60

Guerrier, Minn ...60
F. Rodriguez, LA .60

Quality starts
Guthrie, Bal. 19

LOO, CLO. seen 9
Holds
Shields, LA 26
Wheeler, T.B.





4B - MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2008 - USA TODAY

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

~ the All-Star break.

The Marlins are hitting
.230 the second half with 35
home runs, compared with
a .256 average with 135



home runs the first half. Ug-

gla is hitting just .200 since

the All-Star break with four

By Steve Mitchell, US Presswire homers and 12 RBI. He hit
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 412 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

Rockies 4, Reds 3

Cincinnati. 010 011 000 000 —3
Colorado... 100 000 101 001—4





Pittsburgh ab’ r hbijbbso avg Cincinnati ab rhbijbbso avg
Morgan cf 5 13 1] 0 1.226 _ DickersonIf 6 11 1) 0 2 319
Wilson ss 6 02 0] 0 1.277 Cabrerass 5 00 0} 0 3 .291
Doumit c 6 02 1] 0 0 .330 Bray p 0000/00 -
Ad.LaRoche1b 3 01 O| O 1 .269 Valentin ph 000 0] 1 O .252
Mientkiewicz. 2 00 0] 1 0.279 Lincolnp 0 00 0} 0 0.000
1b B. Phillips 2b 5 00 0] 1 1 .265
- Michaels rf 5 02 0] 1 1 244 Votto1b 4 11 0] 1 2 290
Moss If -. - 6.0.2.0] 0.2..219 . Brucerf 5:00 0] 0 4-.256
Gomez 3b 6 0\1 O| O 1..292 .Encarnacion3b 3 1 2 0] 2 O .252
Rivas 2b }: | 6 .1)1°0] 0! 01.222 » ‘ Pattersoncf. 4011] 1 1 195
Maholm p 2000/0 1.109. Bakoc - 3 00 1] 0 O .208
FSanchezph 1 11 0} 0.0 .252 Weathers p 0000;00
D.Bautista‘p;;,.-0 O 0,.0}.0 -0 .200 Keppinger ss 1000;00 263
McLouth ph 1011] 00.277 Cuetop 100 0] 0 O .026
Capps p 0 00 0} 0 O 000 Masset p 1 00 0] 0 1 .000
Grabow p 0 00 0} O 0 000 Majewski p 1 00 0] 0 O .000
An.LaRocheph 1 00 0] 0 1.169 = Affeldtp 0 00 0} 0 O 000,
Yates p 0oo000;00 - Haniganc 000 Oj 2 O .238
Davis p 000 0/0 0.000 _ Totals 39 35 3| 814
Totals 50_316 3 > Batting — 2B: Votto (23). HR: Dick-




erson (3). SF: Bako. RBL Dickerson (6);

Patterson (22); ; Baka |). Team LOB: 9
> Baserunni Patterson (13).

cs: Bruce (5); Latent ).

> Fiel E: B. Phillips (6); Votto

(it); Bruce 2 (7); Encarnacion (20). PB:

> Batting — 3B: F. Sanchez (1). S: Mor-
gan. RBI: Morgan (3); Doumit (50);
McLouth (76). Team LOB: 14

> Baserunning — SB: Morgan (3).

> Fielding — DP: 4.









Milwaukee ab rhbiljbbso avg ‘0. DP: 1.

Weeks 2b 5110/1 2.229 ae sb Fh bi a
Hardy ss 5 03 1/1 0 283 Barmes2b-ss 7 01 0] 0 0 .292
Braun If 5 00 0/0 3.299 podsednikcf 4 10 .0| 0 1 .257
Villanueva p 000 0} 0 O .125 Torrealba ph 1000] 01 245
Mota p 0000/00 - bBuchhoizp OO000;/00 -
Fielder 1b 4000/12.270 smithph 000 0\1 0 263
Hart rf 5110/0 1.285 Fuentesp ocoodlo0. -
Cameron cf 5.15 2)0 0.257 Quintanillazb 1 11 1] 0 0 246
Hall 3b 413 0) 0 0.225 Holliday If 422 0| 2 0 343
Torres p 0 00 0} O O .000 Hawpetf 400 0| 2 2 287
Nixlf 1000/0 0.111 Atkins 1b 5 01 0] 1 2 293
Kendall c 4000/1 0 249 stewart 3b 6 03 0| 0 2.314
Sabathia p 2.01 0]01 233 jannettac 3010\2 1 267
Kapler ph 101 1/0 0 302 Tylowitzkiss 6 01 0] 0 1 235
Riske p 0000/0 0.000 speierp 0 00 O| 0 0 000
Shouse p, 0000)/00_ - Jimenez p 2 00 O| 0 1.037
Counsell3b .2 000/00 .222 “Bakerph 0000/10 261
Totals 43 44 Grilli p 0 00 0| 0 0.000
> Batting — 2B: Hart (37).HR:Camer- Corpasp 0 00 0; 0 0.000
on (23). RBI: Hardy (62); Cameron 2 _Taverasph-cf 2 0.0 Oj O O .264

Totals 45 410 1| 911



(58); Kapler (35). GIDP: Braun 2; Fielder;
Hart. Team LOB: 9

> Baserunning — SB: Weeks (17);
Cameron (14). CS: Kapler(1).

> Fielding — DP: 1.

> Batting — 2B: Stewart (15). HR:

Quintanilla (2) S: lannetta; Taveras. RBI:

pulntanilla 15). GIDP: Tulowitzki. Team
B: 1

hasn’t been the same since .

Pitchi ip h rer bbso era ve basrona ‘ — SB: Podsednik (11);
peters ? near Fielding — E: Jimenez (3).

Maholm 12 2 fl Pitching. ip h rer bbso era
D. Bautista 2711111473 Pitching h rer bbso era
‘Capps 1000 00305 Cincinnati

Grabow 1000 023.00 Cueto 3010 3 4465
Yates 1100 015.01 Masset 2100 2 3 1.88
Davis L,1-4 % 1117 10412 Majewski 13.11 > 1 05.24
Milwaukee Affeldt 2200 O 33.34
Sabathia 6811 051,59 Weathers 1%210 3 03.45
Riske 1211 00408 Bray 14100 0 1257
Shouse 1100 00225 LincolnL,1-5 %111 #0 0455
Torres 2311 02258 Colorado

Villanueva 1200 2 1 440 panes 8 - 2 4 6 395
Motawa-5 1000 0 1.453 Grill 1000 01335
WP: Torres. Batters faced; pitches- Buchholz 2000 21161
strikes: Maholm 27; 96-61; D. Bautista Fuentes, 1100 0 32.79
7; 26-19; Capps 3; 14-8; Grabow 3; Speier W,2-1 1000 2.04.70

11-8; Yates 4; 15-11; Davis 3; 12-6; Sa-
bathia 25; 96-64; Riske 5; 24-16; Shouse
4; 20-13; Torres 9; 33-20; Villanueva 7;
38-20; Mota 3; 7-6.

> Umpires — HP: Davidson; 1B:
Marquez; 2B: Reilly; 3B: Fletcher.

> Game data —T: 4:00. Att: 45,163.

WP: Masset; Affeldt; Buchholz, Batters
faced; pitches-strikes: Cueto 15; 74-42;
Masset 9; 37-18; Majewski 6; 30-17; Af-
feldt 8; 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;
Speier 5; 19-10.

> Umpires — HP: Rakos; 1B: Nelson;
2B: Johnson; 3B: Joyce.

> Game data —T: 4:24. Att: 31,173.

NL leaders (through Saturday) ’

Battin tting
Based on 3.) plate appearances for each

game a player's aa has played.
B

On-base + slugging
Pujols, St.L .....1.092
Brkmn, Hou. ..1.034
C. Jones, Atl. ..1.026

Slugging pct.

Pujols, StL ..........630
Ludwick, StL ....606
Berkman, Hou.603



AB R_ HA

Holliday, Col..1.018 Braun, Mil .......596
Pile stk. 117-419 99 149 396. Ludwick, St. ..989 Holliday, Col 590
Holliday,Col 114 442 92 151.342 Burrell, Phi._-947 Lee, Hou 569
Berkman,Hou 127 453 99 150 331 Walks On-base pct.
Theriot, Chi 120 474 68 150 316 Dunn,Cin-Ari...94 Pujols, StL .....462
Lee, Hou 115 436 61 137 314 Burrell, Phil ......88 C. Jones, Atl ...459
Schumker, StL 123 445 77 138 .310 Pujols,StL .......83 Berkman, Hou.431
Molina, StL 108 394 33 122.310 Wright,NY ...78 Holliday,Col ...428
Ludwick,StL 121 429 88 132 308: Berkman,Hou ...75 Theriot, Chi ....394
Hudson, Ari. 107 407 54 124 305 Beltran,NY....74 3tied 390
Home runs Runs batted in

Dunn, Cin -Ari. ...34
Howard, Phil .......34

Howard, Phil ..108
Lee, Hou .............100,

Pitching

Victories

Strikeouts

Braun, Mil ...........32 Wright, NY ......99 Webb, Afi. ....... 19-4 Lincecum, SF ...200
Ludwick, StL ........31 Ludwick, StL .....95 Dempster, Chi 15-5 Billingsley, LA ...168
Utley, Phil ....31 Berkman, Hou ...93 Volquez,Cin —.15-5 Hamels, Phil .....162
Burrell, Phil .......30 A.Gonzalez,SD .92 Cook, Col ........15-8 Haren, Ari. .........160
Fielder, Mil ......28 Braun, Mil 90 Lincecum, SF ..14-3 Cain, SF e157
A.Gonzalez,SD .28 Ramirez,Chi ...90 Haren, Ari. 14-6 Volquez, Cin —.155
Lee, Hou ......... wnee28 Hits ERA Dempster, Chi ..153
Ramirez, Fla ......28 Reyes, NY 165 Lincecum,SF.248 Santana, NY ....153

Doubles
Berkman, Hou ....39



Holliday, Col ....151
Berkman, Hou .150

Santana, NY .....2.64
Webb, Ari. ........2.74

Webb, Ari. ..........153
Innings



McLouth, Pitt .....39 Theriot, Chi ..150 Volquez,Cin ..2.80 Hamels, Phil .188%
YOUNR, ALD. enenn37 LEO, CHI ceesevnseee 149 Pe AVY, SD ..usnee2.84 Santana, NY .......184
Hart, Mil .............36 Pujols, StL .........149 Dempster,Chi 2.85 Webb, Ari. ......184
SE ae Stolen bases Billingsley, LA .3.10 Cook, Col 182
amirez, Chi ....35 Tayeras,Col ....61 Haren, Ari. ....3.12 Games

Triples J.Reyes, NY ...40 Sheets, Mil ....3.16 Ohman, Atl 69
Reyes, NY ....14 Pierre,LA........38 Hudson, Atl ...3.17 Boyer, Atl .......68
LEWIS, SF ssescssesee 10 Bourn, Hou ........33 Saves Feliciano, NY ........67
Drew, ALL. ssecnneeeneD ROMMINS, PHIL 21-31 Wilson, SF ....34 Heilman, NY ........67
Rollins, Phil .........8 lout Fla ......29 Valverde, Hou ...32 Marmol, Chi ......
Runs TP, LA enn .28 Lidge, Phil .......31 Quality starts
Berkman, Hou ..99 vein Phil ...28 Gregg, Fla ..........28 Lincecum, SF. ..21
Ramirez, Fla ......97 Total bases Wagner, NY 27 Santana, NY-N ~21
Holliday, Col .....92 Braun, Mil ......288 Hoffman, SD .—26 Webb, ATi. wmumon21
J. Reyes, NY ......91 Berkman, Hou 273 Wood, Chi.......26 Haren, Ari. ....20
Wright, NY ..........90 Utley, Phil .......273 comp. fares _ Holds

Ludwick, StL........88 Pujols, StL .......264 Sabathia, Mil ....5 NicClellan, SLL .29

Beltran, NY ...........87
McLouth, Pitt .......87

Ramirez, Fla ....264
J. Reyes, NY ........264

Sheets, Mil

Webb, Ari... 3

“4 Marmol, ChiN ....24

Major League Baseball

By Colin Fly
The Associated Press

MILWAUKEE — JJ. Har-
dy’s patience was wearing
thin in extra innings, but he
waited — exactly one more
pitch.

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 coinelience
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-

CUBS 6,
Nationals 1



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

Sunday’s games

Brewers cap sweep 4-3

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.

Rich Harden matched a career high with 11 strikeouts as Chicago won its
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
* well together. I’m comfortable with him behind the plate. I think a lot of it is

mixing up pitches, keeping them guessing.”

Brad Ausmus led off the 10th inning with his second homer of the season,
and Darin Erstad connected for his third three batters later.

Josh Willingham homered and drove in two runs to back Ricky Nolasco’s
outstanding pitching performance. Nolasco allowed three hits and struck out

Astros 6,
METS4

Marlins 5,
DIAMONDBACKS 2

10 over 73 innings.

CARDINALS 6,
Braves 3

ROCKIES 4,
Reds 3

Braden Looper (12-10) worked seven innings for the sixth consecutive time,
matching his victory total from 2007, his first season as a starter.

Omar Quintanilla homered with one out in the 12th inning. Colorado tied it
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,
Padres 4

Los les vs.
PHILADELPHIA

*HOME team in caps

NL wild-card standings

Pct _GB
580) —
553 3%
5435
511 9
508 9%
504 9%

Ww L
Milwaukee 76 _55
St. Louis 73
Philadelphia 70
Florida 67
Hauston 66
LosAngeles 65

Cardinals 6, Braves 3
Atlanta 030 000 000-3

St. Louis 220 101 00x —6

Atlanta
Blanco cf
Escobar ss

























b
4
4
C. Jones 3b 3
McCann c 4
Infante 2b 3
Prado 1b 4
B. Jones If 4
Francoeur rf 3
Reyes p 2

Boyer p 0

Norton ph 1

Acosta p 0
Totals 32

> Batting — 2B: C. Jones (18

NoocoCoO-cCcCOCOoO-0o
VrIMocooo-cCoO-CcCOoOW

RBI:
Blanco (29); Reyes 2 (2). GIDP: Fran-
coeur. Team LOB: 5

> Fielding —E: Francoeur (4).

St. Louis ab r hbi

bso avg
Izturis ss 5 02 0] O 1 .257
Mather cf-If 2 11 2) 2 0 .256
Pujols 1b 2 12 2) 3 0 359
Ludwick rf 5 00 0] O 2 .304
Glaus 3b 5 00 0] O 0 274
Molinac 3.11 0} 1 O 310
Miles 2b 412 0] 0 0 313
Looper p 200 0] 0 0.275
Ankiel ph 100 0] 0 O .272
Springer p 0000/00 -
Villone p 000 0] O 0.000
Perez p 0 00 Oj O 0.000
Barton If 3.13 2] 0 O .269
Schumaker pr- 1 1 0 0] O O .309
cf
Totals 33 611 6} 6 3



> Batting — 2B; Mather (7); Barton (8).
HR: Pujols (28). S: Looper. SF: Mather.
RBI: Mather 2 (17); Pujols 2 (87); Barton
2(13). Team LOB: 11

> Fielding — DP: 1.

Pitching ip h rer bbso era
Atlanta

Reyes L,3-10 54965 4 2 5.34
Boyer %000 O 05.16
Acosta 2200 2 1 3.86
St. Louis

LooperW,12-10 7633 2 5 3.94
Springer H,11 %000 O 0241
Villone H,14 %100 0 0481
PerezS,5 1% 000 0 03.09

WP: Accsta. 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; Perez 4; 14-11.

> Umpires — HP: Miller; 1B: Meals; 2B:

Darling; 3B: Emmel.

> Game data —T: 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
Washi n ab rhbijbbso avg
Harris | 401 0] 0 1 .255
Guzman ss 400 0] 0 1 .293
Zimmerman3b 4 00 0] O 4 .268
Milledge cf 401 0] O 2 .260
Belliard 1b 401 0] 0 3 278
Flores c 400 0] 0 1 .264
Kearns rf 3.111) 0 1 217
Hernandez2b 3 00 0] O O 438
Bergmann p 2 00 0] O 1 .000
Shell p 000 0; O O .000
Manning p 0000;00 -
Langerhansph 0 0 0 0} 1 O .250
Hanrahan p 0 00 0} O 0 .000
Totals 32.141,114




> Batting — HR: Kearns (7). RBI: Kearns
(32). Team LOB: 5
> Fielding — E:Zimmerman(7). DP: 1.

Chicago ab- rh bilbb so

Soriano If 3.10 0] 1 O .283
Theriot ss 3.01 0}. 1 1 317
Ramirez 3b 401 1] 0 O .288
Ward 1b 400 0] 0 1 218
DeRosa rf-2b 4 12 1] 0 1 .287
Edmonds cf 2 10 0} 2 O .231
Soto c 411 2] 0 1 284
Fontenot 2b 3.11 0] O 1 .286
Marmol p 0 00 O] 0 0.000
Cedeno ph 100 0] O O 274
Samardzijap 0 00 0] 0 0.000
Harden p 2 00 O| O 2..067
Fukudome ph- 1 1 1 2] 0 O .264
rf

Totals 3167 6/47

> Batting — 2B: Ramirez (36); Fonte-
Not (18). HR: DeRosa (18); Soto (19); Fu-
kudome (9). RBE Ramirez (91); DeRosa

(77); Soto 2 (71); Fukudome 2 (49).

Team LOB: 5
> Baserunning — SB: Theriot (19).
> Fielding — E: Ramirez(11).

Pitching ip h_rer bbso_era

Washington

BergmannL2- 64 444 4 6 456
10.

Shell %221 0 02.25
Manning %000 O 1 5.12
Hanrahan 1100 O 03.72
Chicago

Harden W,4-1 7211 «O11 147
Marmol 1100 1 12.79
Samardzija 1100 O 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; Samardzija 4; 19-10.

> Umpires — HP: Hernandez; 1B:
Cooper; 2B: Foster; 3B: Cousins.

> Game data —T: 2:22. Att: 40,682.



Giants 7, Padres 4






San Diego ............ 100 200 010 —4
San Francisco... 000 124 00x—7
San Diego ab rhbiljbbso avg
Giles rf 3.11 1) 2 0 .291
Rodriguez ss 502 0;00.
Gerut cf 5 01 0] 0 2.
A.Gonzalezib 5 01 0/0 1.
Kouzmanoff3b 5 12 0/00.
Headley If 4110;/01.
E.Gonzalez2b 4111/01.
Hundley c 3011;/00.
Banks p 1000/00.
Hampson p 000 0;0 0,
Falkenborgp 000 0/0 0,
Hairston ph 1000/01.
Adams p 000 0;0 0.
Ledezma p 0000/00,
Bard ph 1011;00.
Bell p 0000/00
Totals 37 4,26
> Batting — HR: Giles @). S: Banks. RBI:
Giles (47); E. Gonzalez (23); Hundley

(12); Bar (13). Team LOB: 11
> Fielding — DP: 2.

San Francisco ab
Winn rf
Ochoa ss
Taschner p
Yabu p
Hinshaw p
Velez ph
Wilson p
Lewis If
Molina c
Rowand cf
Sandoval 3b-1b
Ishikawa 1b
Aurilia ph-3b
Burriss 2b
Correia p
Vizquel ph-ss
Totals
> Batting — 2B: Lewis (25); Molina
(28). HR: Molina (10). S: Vizquel. RBI:
Winn (55); Molina 5 (77); Sandoval (3).
GIDP: Velez; Lewis. Team LOB: 8
> Baserunning — SB: Winn (24).



w
WHNNWOBWAUOHOOOLA
swcocoooo-cucoecjcoo—

Pitching ip h rer bbso era
San Diego

Banks 3.507 ds eh AS
Hampson 14% 222 0 1 3.80
Falkenborg %200 0 0476
Adams L,1-3 1344 1 02.85
Ledezma 1000 1 O 4.47
Bell 1000 1 1 3.09
San Francisco

Correia W,3-7 6733 245.11
Taschner %200 0 0 3.89
Yabu %111 =O 03.81
Hinshaw %100 O 1 3.74
Wilson S,35 1000 O 1 4.10

IBB: Giles (by Correia). HBP: rorenate
Yabu); Hundley (by Yabu); Rowand (by
Banks). Batters faced; pitches-strikes:
Banks 15; 53-33; Hampson 6; 34-22;
Falkenborg 4; 15-12; Adams 7; 17-7; Le-
dezma 4; 16-7; Bell 3; 14-8; Correia 27;
113-74; Taschner 4; 11-8; Yabu $; 19-
11; Hinshaw 3; 17-12; Wilson 3; 13-9.

> Umpires — HP: Danley; 1B: Tiller; 2B:
Diaz; 3B: Schrieber.

> Game data —T: 3:25. Att: 37,174.

Kevin Correia (3-7) won for only the second time since April. The Giants’
five-game winning streak is their longest this season.

Manny Ramirez is 4-for-16 with no extra-base hits and no RBI in his last five
games after batting .424 with 21 RBI in his first 16 games with the Dodgers.



Astros 6, Mets 4

Houston.......... 000 300 100 2—6
New York........ 201 010 000 0—4

Houston ab rhbilbbso avg
Abercrombiecf 4 00 0] 0 1 .207
Sampson p 000 0] 0 O .136
Hawkins p 0000/00 -
Berkman ph 100 0] O O .330
Valverde p 000 0} 0 0 .000
Erstad 1b 5 22 1] 0 2 300
Tejada ss 5 11 0] O 0 .287
Wigginton If 401 0] O 2 299
Loretta 2b 3.00 1] 0 O .268
Pence rf 3.21 2) 1 1 .260
Castillo 3b 2 00 0} 0 O 242
Blum ph-3b 2 01 0] 0 O .237
Quintero c 2 00 0] 0 O .230
Newhan ph 1011) 0 0.218
Ausmus C 1 11 =1]) 0 O .230
Wolf p 2 00 O| O 2 .130
Bourn ph-cf 100 0] 1 1 .225
Totals 36 68 6/29



> Batting — 2B: Tejada (29); Wiggin-
ton (21); Blum (8). HR: E1stad (3); Pence
(18); Ausmus (2). SF: Loretta. RBI: Erstad
(26); Loretta (35); Pence 2 (63); Newhan
(4); Ausmus (19). Team LOB: 3



> Fielding — DP: 1.

New York ab rhbilbbso avg
J. Reyes'ss 5 01 0] 0 O .300
Evans If 5 11 0] 0 O .264
Wright 3b 4 11 0] 1 0 .293
Beltran cf 3.2 2 3] 1 0 .270
Delgado 1b 400 0] 0 O .258
Tatis rf *3.01 1] 1 0 297
Easley 2b 401 0] 0 0.261
Castroc 3.00 0] O 1 248
Murphy ph 100 Oj 0,0 358
Schneider c 000 0] O O .257
Perez p 3.00 0] O 3.114
Heilman p 0 00 0} O O .000
Schoeneweisp 0 0 0 0} O O .000
Smith p 000 0; 0 0 .000
Ayala p 0 00 0} 0 0 .000
Church ph 100 0}.0 0 .310
Feliciano p 0000/00 -
Sanchez p 0000;00 -
Totals 36 474,34

> Batting — 2B: Wright (37). HR: Bel-
tran 2(19). RBI: Beltran 3 (86); Tatis (39).

Team LOB:5

Pitching ip h rer bbso era
Houston

Wolf 6744 3 4486
Sampson 2000 O 0 4.27
Hawkins W,2-0 1000 0 00.00
Valverde S,33 1000 O 0 4.01
New York

Perez 64444 1 8 4.00
Heilman BS,4 %200 0 05.37
Schoeneweis %000 1 02.94
Smith %000 O 0 4.06
Ayala * 1000 005.40
FelicianoL2-4 % 222 0 1 402
Sanchez %000 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; Heilman 2; 4-3; Schoeneweis 3;
15-9; Smith 2; 11-7; Ayala 3; 16-9; Fel-
iciano 4; 11-9; Sanchez 1; 2-1.

> Umpires — HP: Holbrook; 1B: Fair-
child; 2B: Wegner; 3B: Bell.

> Game data —T: 3:12. Att: 49,758.

Marlins 5, Diamondbacks 2










Florida 110 001 002-5
Arizona. 100 001 000 —2
Florida b rhbilbbso avg
Ramirez ss 5 01 1] 0 3 .296
Amezaga 2b §)-11-0)O).1-.255
Cantu 1b 401 0] 0 0 276
Willingham If 4 1 3 2] 0 O .266
Ross cf 400 0] O 2 .257
Helms 3b 4 01 0] O O .248
Gonzalez rf 3.11 0] O 2 .259
Hermida rf 1:11 0) 0 :0..251
Treanor c 400 0] 0 1 .232
Nolasco p 3.01 1] 0 1 122
Rhodes p 0000/00 -
Lo Duca ph 111 °1) 0 0 .248
Gregg p 0 00 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: Willing-
ham (9). RBI: Ramirez (58); Willingham
2 (37); Nolasco (4); Lo Duca (14). Team
LOB: 6 :



Arizona ab rh bijbbso avg
Drew ss 422 1] 0 2 .285
Young cf 401 0] 0 0.241
Jackson If 401 1] 0 1 301
Dunn rf 3.00 0} 1 2 235
Clark 1b 3.00 0} 1 3 .243
Reynolds 3b 400 0] 0 3 241
Snyder c 3.00 Oj O 1 .248
Ojeda 2b 3.00 0] O O .264
Davis p 2 00 0] 0 0 .094
Cruz p 0000;00 -
Romero ph 000 0] 0 OQ .244
Burke ph 100 0] 0 1 .197
Lyon p 0000/00 -
Totals 31 2 4 2| 213

> Batting — 2B: Drew (33); Jackson
(25), HR: Drew (15). RBI: Drew (53);
Jackson (68). Team LOB: 4

Pitching ip h rer bbso era
Florida

Nolasco W,13-7 7% 3 2 2 110 3.62
Rhodes 000 O 20.00
Gregg S,29 1100 1 1 2.72
Arizona

Davis L,5-8 7733 0 8 463
Cruz 1100 O 2 2.89
Lyon 1322 0 0 496

Batters faced; pitches-strikes: Nolasco
26; 108-76; Rhodes 2; 9-6; Gregg 5; 27-
15; Davis 28; 110-72; Cruz 4; 14-11;
Lyon 6; 16-12.

> Umpires — HP: Nauert; 1B: Winters;
2B: Hoye; 3B: O'Nora.

> Game data —T: 2:53. Att: 31,518.

National

League

East

New York 72 59 550 —
Philadelphia, 70.59 .543 1
Florida 67 64 .511
Atlanta

Last vs.
W_L Pct. GB Strk 10 Div. Home A
L273 |29-20 40-25 32-34
W-2 6-4 2722 36-28 34-31
5 Wl 4-6 2721 35-31 32-33
57 74 435 15 L4 2-8 20-27 34-31 23-43

Washington 46 85 351 26 L-2 28 17-30 23-39 23-46
vs.
Central W_L Pct. GB Strk 10 Div. Home Away

Chicago 80 50 .615

Milwaukee

W-2_73 35-23 49-19 3131
76 55 580 4% W-4 6-4 35-24 4124 35-31



St. Louis
Houston

73 59 553 8 W-1_ 73 29-28 3630 3729
66 64 508 14 W-2 5-5 2730 34-28 3236

Pittsburgh 57 73 438 23 L-4 2-8 20-34 34-31 23-42

Cincinnati

West

Arizona 68 62 523 —

57 74 435 234% L2 4-6 26-33 32-33 25-41

Vs.
W L Pct. GB Strk 10 Div. Home A
Ll

73 34-16 3728 3134

Los Angeles 65 64 .504 2% L-2 5-5 24-24 39-30 26-34

Colorado

61 71 462 8 W-2 73 19-29 36-30 25-41

San Francisco 58 72 446 10 W-5 8-2 24-22 29-37 29-35
SanDiego _ 48 82 -.369 20 L7 28 20-30 2738 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



Career
vs.
2008season opp. 2007-08vs. opp. Last 3 starts
Pitchers W-L___IP_ERA W-L__W-L__IP_ ERA Wa IP__ERA
Los Angeles at Philadelphia, Line: ; Total runs:
Billingsley (R) 12-9 162% 3.10 1-0 ‘9 12375 1-0. ,.19 3.79
hi.-Myers(R 6-10 1434 “71 3-2 8 3.38 2-1_23% 1,52

Chica at Psburgh, As ET (Line: ; “Total runs)
Chi.-Lilly (L) 12-7 425 2-0 2-0 35% 429 “4-1 am :
Pit. Karteits R 2-2 225 1-0 1-0 6 000 1-2 336
Houston at New York, OFT Line: ; Total runs: i
Boal srenier i) 9-4°1164 387 2-4 0-1 24 7.71 20 174 3.06




izona at isan Diego, 10:05
Ari.-Haren {R)
S.D.-Pea'

Tucson. ... RHP Brandon
Webb is one win away from be-
coming the first 20-game win-
ner in the National League since
2005.

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: 18 Derrek Lee did
not start because 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.

Cincinnatt: 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: ri 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
decision.

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: 18 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-
ink

Angeles: when RHP
os am dux 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: rp 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.

284 11-11
Colora ae San Francisco, 10:15 ET (Line: ; Total runs:

2.
4.76 2-1

20%

3.92






3-1 27 3.33

4-3 49% 3.65

19% 6.05



Col.-Francis (L) 3-8 1 1%, 5.52 6-5 3 Z 35 4.11 1 17% - 4.67

S.F.-Cain(R 8-9 176% 3.52 6-3 34% _ 2.60 1-0 21% + 2.91

Lines by Danny Sheridan

Results, upcoming games

Friday Saturday Tuesday

Was. 13, Chi. 5 Chi. 9, Was. 2 N.Y. at Phi., 7:05

Phi. 8, L.A. 1 Atl. 8, St.L. 4 Chi. at Pit., 7:05

N.Y. 3, Hou. 0 Phi. 9, L.A. 2 Fla. at Atl, 7:10 °

Mil. 10, Pit. 4 SE. 4, S.D. 2 L.A. at Was., 7:10

StL. 18, Atl. 3 Mil. 6, Pit. 3 Cin, at Hou.,8:05

Cin. 8, Col. 5 Hou. 8, N.Y. 3 Mil. at St.L., 8:15

. 9, Ari. 4 Col. 7, Cin. 6 Ari. at S.D,, 10:05
S.E.5, S.D.0 Ari. 7, Fla. 1 Col. at SF, 10:15
National League notes

Arizona: RH reliever Bil Over his last 19 games, Camer-

Buckner was called up eo on is batting .382 (26-for-68)

Class AAA Tucson as insurance With seven home runs and 14

for Sunday’s starter, RHP Doug RBI.

Davis, who had been battling = New York: 2B Luis Castillo

back stiffness. Buckner was not (strained left hip flexor) had

needed in long relief, however. —_ panned to return from the dis-

LH reliever Doug Slaten,03 abled list Saturday. But with Da-
_ witha430ERAin38 games ion Easley and rookie Ate

with Arizona, was optioned to. nis Reyes combining to -- }-'

perform well in his one
Castillo eee to delay his acti-
vation a few days.

Philadelphia: oF ceoft
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
Andy Tracy 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
sent down. ... CF Nate
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

finger.

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 in Au-
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 offa
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
year.

Washington: 18 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 Shawn Hill (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



USA TODAY - MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2008 - 5B



Cleveland Browns

New team,
attitude
for Rogers

By Jarrett Bell
USA TODAY

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 vblivious to the rap from the past.

“At times, | 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 come with it, and you're held to a higher stan-
dard. J understand that. I took the accolades, so at the
same timei have to take the criticisms.”

There is.no gray area with the Browns’ expectations.
Rogers’ new, six-year, $42 million contract includes
$20 million i in guaranteed money, reflecting the need
for a diffetence-maker. The Browns were 27th against
the run last season — and since their rebirth in 1999 as
an expangon franchise haven’t fared better than 23rd.

Coach Romeo Crennel, the former New England Pa-
triots’ deBnsive coordinator, likens Rogers’ potential for
a revivalto. Corey Dillon and Randy Moss, who shed

Indianapolis Colts

Wayne sets a
goals, then
produces

_ By Skp Wood
USA “ODAY

INDIANAPOLIS — Poor, poor Blue.

Hes the Indianapolis Colts’ team mas-
cot, «nd by necessity he has something
of a horse face, because, well, he repre-
sent:a horse.

But that’s not the reason Blue’s feel-
ings possibly have been hurt by none

National Football League



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

_ “Based on what Matt’s done this spring, what he’s done this camp, bomen
doesn’t negate any of that.”




By Michael Sackett, US Presswire

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 | 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.

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
underestimated.

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
359.

“T'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 | don’t
play for the Lions anymore, | play for the Browns.”

‘Gadget freak’

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reg-
gie Wayne i 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 | 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 | definitely find it interesting.”

‘Skip Wood

othe than Pro Bowl wide receiver Reg-
gie Wayne, who proudly has four little
stufed animals on the top shelf of his
locler stall for all to see.

They’re not cute little colts. They’re
cut? little kittens, and they go by the
name of Sir Purr, who happens to be the
mscot of the ... Carolina Panthers.

‘| have some friends from my home-
town (of New Orleans) who gave them
tome as a joke,” Wayne says with a
chuckle. “They live (in the Charlotte
aiea) now and were telling me it was
Grolina’s year this year, and they sent
them to me after the Carolina preseason
game this year.”

The Panthers prevailed 23-20. So why
rot just chuckle and then throw away
the Sir Purrs?

“Because | 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.”

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




By Al Messerschmidt, 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
season.

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 teok doctors
about 10 minutes to put it back in
place.

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
Ravens.

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 -Kaesviharn 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
efensive end Jason Taylor is expected
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 473 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
quarter.

Contributing: The Associated Press



Horse racing

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



By Mike Groll, AP

Tight: Robby Albarado and Mambo in Seattle, left,
were edged by Garrett Gomez and Colonel John.

BH

By Tom Pedulla
USA TODAY

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.

“| 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
Kentucky.”

The Travers was all the more impressive because
Colonel John overcame considerable adversity for
jockey Garrett Gomez. He feacted 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.”



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Open

ata
glance

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.

US. Open facts

When: Today-Sept. 7
Where: New York
Prize money:
$1.5 million each
for the men’s and
women’s singles
champs
TV(ET)
> Today: 11 a.m.-
5 p.m., 7-11 p.m.,
USA -
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
Amanmuradova,

11 a.m. ET

> Lindsay Davenport
(23) vs. Aleksandra
Wozniak (after De-
} mentieva match)
»-® Rafael Nadal (1) vs.
Bjorn Phau (after Da-
venport match)

> Coco Vandeweghe
vs. Jelena Jankovic
(2), 7 p.m. ET

> 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
(25).

> 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.

> Model Heidi Klum
has designed an offi-
cial U.S. Open T-shirt.

The odds

Odds against winning the
US. Open, by USA TODAY

rts analyst Danny
Sheridan:

- Men
Rafael Nadal .........sssssseeee
Roger Federer ..
Novak Djokovic
Andy Murray ..........00
Juan Martin

Del POtro ........sssssssseee 40

Andy Roddick ..........0 50-1

. Richard Gasquet ...... 100-1
James Blake ............. 110-1
Ernests Gulbis .......... 120-1
David Nalbandian ... 125-1
Fernando Gonzalez 130-1
Marat Safin «....ssssssses. 140-1
Nikolay Davydenko 150-1
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga . 160-1







David Ferrer ....++sssss.. 170-1
Stanislas Wawrinka 175-1
Gilles Simon ............. 175-1
Mario Ancic ....... .. 190-1
TVO Karlovic ...sssssseses. 200-1
Tommy Haas ............ 225-1
Tomas Berdych - .. 225-1
Mikhail Youzhny .....250-1
Field ..ensissesesescosccosseese 100:1
Women

Serena Williams

Ana Ivanovic .....

Venus Williams

Dinara Safina .... a
» Jelena Jankovic ........... -1
Svetlana Kuznetsova 15-1
Elena Dementieva ..... 20-1
Victoria Azarenka .....3
Agniezska
Radwanksa .........css0se 4
Anna Chakvetadze ....5
Dominika Cibulkova .5
Amelie Mauresmo .... 7
Nicole Vaidisova ......... 7
Lindsay Davenport ...8
Agnes Szavay ............4 8
Daniela Hantuchova .9
LENA siacszcsdscosscessadestcsccs 9
Nadia Petrova ...sssssss... 95-
Alona Bondarenko .. 100-
Tatiana Golovin ........ 110-
Vera Zvonareva ........ 125







Marion Bartoli ......... 130-1
Patty Schnyder 40-1
Shahar Peer . 50-1
Field

















| in forecast

- at the top.







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):
> Roger Federer
2004: Australian Open, Wimbledon, U.S. Open
2006: Australian Open, Wimbledon, U.S. Open
2007: Australian Open, Wimbledon, U.S. Open

> Mats Wilander, 1988: Australian Open,
French Open, U.S. Open
> Rod Laver, 1969: Australian

Open, French Open, Wimbledon,
US. Open










Spanish reign

ho,




at the Open

Rafael Nadal begins play in the U.S. Open as the No. 1

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,




Nadal’s big year
Spain’s Rafael Nadal Dominant: Top-
: Top-ranked
( see nay-DAHL) Rafael Nadal will try to
ascended to No. 1 in the winthe U.S.Openfor ~

ATP tour rankings for the
first time Aug. 18, ending
Roger Federer's 237-week run

the first time.

> 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

See photos ofthe action
at the U.S. Open, pits
follow in-pro:

scores from iShing

"Meadows, at tennis.usatoday.com

‘Williams sisters
expecting to be
second to none —

By Doug Smith
Special for USA TODAY

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

NEW YORK — Still buoyed by their surprising 12 finish at
Wimbledon, Venus and Serena Williams expec: to climb
back to Nos. 1 and 2 in the women tour’s compute; rankings.

Boris Becker vs. Ivan Lendl 13 “That’s the plan,” says Venus, the Wimbledon champion.
Bjorn Borg vs. Jimmy Connors 12 bey I don’t think either one us is aiming Ms No. 2.” 8
epee s pee ALG RULE > SAS enus’ response evoked laughter from the news medi
» Bjorn Borg vs. Guillermo Vilas ___10 but also signaled her determination not to settle fot No. 2, as
Rod Laver vs. Ken Rosewall 10 she did when the power-hitting sisters ruled the women’s
llie Nastase vs. Manuel Orantes 10 game at the turn of the 21st century.
Guillermo Vilas vs.BjornBorg 10 They resume their quest for the top two spots 4 the US.

Open, which begins today. No. 4 Serena, 26, faces Ukraine's
Kateryna Bondarenko, and No. 7 Venus, 28, plays Atstralia’s
- Samantha Stosur in the first round.

The sisters could meet in the quarterfinals, eliminating the
possibility of a second consecutive showdown in 2 Grand
Slam final. On their potential quarterfinal clash, Sereta 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 stil 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 thatsame
attitude here.”

With defénding champion Justine Henin in retirement and
Maria Sharapova, 2006 U.S. Open champion, on the siceline
with a torn rotator cuff, the Open crown seems up for giabs.

Top seeds Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic, both ofSer-
bia, are among the favorites. French Open champion |va-
novic replaced Jankovic at No. 1 last week. Jankovic saysthat
she, Ivanovic and Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic
have stirred much greater interest in tennis in Serbia. |

“A lot of young kids are playing, a lot of people are st in-
terested in tennis,” Jankovic says.’

No. 3 Svetlana Kuznetsova, the 2004 champion, and Lnd-
say Davenport, the 1998 champion who lost in a second-
round walkover at Wimbledon because of a knee injury, dso
are considered contenders.

Whom do the Williams sisters’ pick to take home the
$1.5 million first prize?

“I’m definitely not into predicting; I can’t predict,” Serera
says. “I can only say that we've been working hard ard
hopefully our hard work will pay off.”

A feistier Venus says, “I’m all about my results and wis.
everyone else the best of luck.”

Special U.S. Open memories and career highlights abount
for the sisters, beginning with Venus’ startling run to the
1997 final when she was 17. Serena was 18 when she wot
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 | really, really want to
give it my all and my best.”

Venus says: “This is where the big things happened for Se-
rena and I. 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.”

‘One final was not played because of weather
Source: ATPtennis.com

Prevost/Presse Sports via US Presswire

| Roddick yearns to be major player

By Douglas Robson
Special for USA TODAY

Can Andy Roddick return tothe 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, !

probably would have
thought I would have more
by now.”

Roddick has put up big
numbers in his career: 25 ti-
tles, four major finals, plus a
Davis Cup championship in
December. He finished No. 1

_in 2003 — the second
youngest in history. But a
second major victory has

_ proved elusive.

After a bitter second-
round exit to Janko Tipsa-
revic at Wimbledon, the
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 | going
to complain about anything that I’ve been blessed with,
but it’s almost at this point, win another Slam or what?”

Roddick file

Age: Turns 26 on Saturday

2008 titles: 2

Career titles: 25

2008 record: 33-10

Career record: 443-140

Career highlights: Rod-
dick’s victory in the 2003
US. Open helped propel
him to No. 1 in the
world. In December, the
Davis Cup stalwart
helped lead the USA to
its first Davis Cup title
since 1995.



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

Roddick says. he is among the hardest workers on tour.
The Nebraska-born Texan is aware that his legacy hinges “That's one thing that really drew me to him, was the way
on more major titles. 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
Wimbledon.

The kid who saw The Stones up close can never be satis-
fied with seats behind the first row.

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, Reddick 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 Philippe Huguen, AFP/Getty Images

Alittle glitter: Venus, left, and Serena Williams won gold in
Olympic doubles after losing in the singles competition.


















At olympics.usatoday.com

As Olympic fans exited the closing ceremony
_ Sunday at National Stadium in Beijing, several
stopped to share their reaction to the finale.
Check out their perspectives in our Sights and

“% Sounds feature.
7 ~~ Plus:

» Olympic athletes look back on their experi-
ence via their Team USA blogs

> 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
Olympics




> Reporter Janice Lloyd reflects on the top moments of the
Games in audio and photos









By Eileen Blass, USA TODAY

Anest 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. | believe that London can put the bar higher.”

hands London torch

Beiji
Led Zeppelin’s
Page, soccer's

Beckham help
close Games

By Janice Lloyd
USA TODAY

BEIJING — A double-decker red bus car-
rying British soccer legend David Beck-
ham rolled into the closing ceremony of
the Beijing Olympics on Sunday night and
transformed an electronic Chinese fare-
well into a proper British garden party.

After 16 record-breaking days that re-
wrote the history books for off-the-charts
athletic performances and over-the-top
operations, International Olympic Com-
mittee President Jacques Rogge declared
the Games “truly exceptional.” Then the
torch over the Bird’s Nest was extin-
guished and the Olympic flag was handed
over to the mayor of London, host of the
2012 Summer Games.

The closing skipped over the ancient Chinese cul- world. The colorful infield was infused with a
ture and seriousness permeating the opening cere-

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ijin





By Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY

Redemption: Kobe Bryant, left, and Dwyane Wade get their gold
medals as the U.S. men’s basketball team atoned for its 2004 bronze.

letes with confetti, streamers and songs
that ranged from European arias iv Ameri
can rock. Two giant drums and their
drummers pounded out a beat as they
were suspended in the sky. Fireworks lit
up the rim of the stadium, and more than
200 acrobats tumbled across a stage.

When the show's theme shified to Lon-
don’s Olympics, the red bus scene addeda
British slice of theater district and sus-
pense on a night dominated by protocol.
The bus top opened into a green topiary
hedge and revealed shapes of London
buildings, including the Tower of London
and St. Paul’s Cathedral. Singer Leona Lew-
is emerged from the garden on a lift.
When a lone guitarist rose next, it was Led
Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page playing Whole
Lotta Love.

As the song ended, Beckham booted the
ball into a crowd of British Olympians. Be-
fore the ceremony, Beckham expressed
confidence in his country and the 2012
Games, telling Reuters, “I’m sure we will
be better than them, without a doubt.”

The ceremony also featured thousands
of athletes from 204 nations, blowing kiss-
es to the crowd of 91,000 and waving flags

mony and trumpeted China’s arrival to the modern — from their countries.

hodgepodge of entertainers, celebrating the ath-

Rogge praised the athletes earlier at a news con-
ference, citing Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt, re-

Medals table

Through 362 total medal events



Country GS B T Country GS BT.
USA 36.38 36 110 France 7.1617 40
China «51.21.28 100 SouthKorea 1310 8 31.
Russia 23212872 Italy 8: 1010 28
Britain 191315 47 Ukrane 7 5 15 27
Australia 141517 4G Japan 9 G 10 25,
Geri 161015 41 Cuba _

Germany 2 MT 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 up
and said in terms of staging the Games, China “had
put the bar very high. | believe that London can put
the bar higher.”

Goodbye, Silk Road.

Hello, Abbey Road.



8B - MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2008 - USA TODAY



By Jack Gruber, USA TODAY

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.

Olympic
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
them.



Commentary
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

“T 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.” oe
— 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.

USA wins kudos for effort, style “2°"="

Rapid ascent
by China has
USOC mulling
changes for 712

By Vicki Michaelis
. USA TODAY

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. | 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-
ter 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
medals.

{n 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.

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By Daniel J. Powers, USA TODAY

Eight golds: Michael Phelps was the
face’ and story of the Games.



By Mike Blake, Reuters -

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 US. 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, | 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



Still world
leaders: Bas-
ketball legend
Lisa Leslie
shows off her
four gold
medals from
playing in the
1996, 2000,
2004 and
2008 Games.
She wore the
medals at the
men’s gold
medal game.



By Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY,

seemed certain for the stacked sprint
squads.

“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
togetifer.”

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
expensive.”

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,

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
US. 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 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
perfect.”
— 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 whe won
the gold medal in marathon swimming

“T 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
shorts.”
— 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
boxer.”
— 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

“[ 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

“lam a two-time world champion, but I'd rather
be a one-time Olympic champion.”

— Turkish taekwondo athlete

Bahri Tanrikulu

Wouldn't they all?



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By Matt Detrich, USA TODAY

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

By Kevin Johnson
: USA TODAY -

BEIJING — To listen to the Inter-
national Olympic Committee is to
hear that the Games of the 29th



Olympiad may now represent . 5a

the standard as perhaps the best-

run in the history of the Olympic

movement. ,

_ 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
gridlock.

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

smog.

“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
images.

“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

Games

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By Michael Kappeler, AFP/Getty Images

Taking a snapshot: Photographers work during the swimming

events at the Water Cube.

Games, the results show there
was good reason for that skep-
ticism. :

The parks were silent for th
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
demonstration.”

“The reality,” Human Rights
Watch Asia advocacy direetor

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
JOC’s director of television and
marketing.

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-
vision.

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



By Nir Elias, Reuters

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 off

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
1895-2008."

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



Fastest: Jamai-
ca’s Usain Bolt
kisses the

track after
winning gold

in the 200 me-
ters in a world- °
record 19.30
seconds.

By H. Darr Beiser, USA TODAY

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
power.”

Cheng said sporting success is
likely to ripple through Chinese
society and help the long-isolated
country build confidence on the
world stage.

Other issues, including China’s
controversial handling of dissi-
dents, “will take some time,” he
said.

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
occasion.

“It has been a long journey
since our decision in July 2001 to
bring the Olympic Games to Chi-
na,” IOC President Jacques Rogge
said.

“But there can now be no >
doubt that we made the right
choice.”

BEIJING — China’s Olympic :Games

Then there was the Big Red Machine.

hot-off-the-presses passports?

would catch on to the lip-syncing girl singer and the

Games a turning point for China beyond sports

ended Sunday 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.

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
table. But there can be no doubt that the
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 every court, pool and field.

BH



Commentary:
By Christine Brennan

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 anon-boycotted Olympics.

Let’s consider that for a moment: In
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

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
US. 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

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.

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10B - MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2008 - USA TODAY

Chicago
puts on its
Sunday best

Bid organizers hope to make
it IOC’s kind of town for 2016

By Janice Lloyd
USA TODAY

BEIJING — Why is a huge photo mural of Lake
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
place?

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 —
Madrid, Tokyo and Rio de Janeiro — were permitted
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-
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
portraying a vibrant image of the city. The US.

Olympic Committee’s sponsors refitted the multi- .

storied restaurant. In addition to being a respite for
Olympic team members and their families, who
can eat American-style food there, the restaurant
holds receptions for official clientele.

Next to the Chicago Room is a conference room
with a long table facing a life-sized photo mural of
bikini-clad 2008 gold medalists Misty May-Treanor
and Kerri Walsh playing beach volleyball. Down the
hall is an intimate dining room where Michael
Phelps enjoyed a bite after winning his first gold.

This is the atmosphere in which Chicago 2016
chairman and CEO Patrick Ryan and Mayor Richard
Daley hosted President Bush and Olympic officials
at the start of the Games. Since IOC members are
not permitted to make special trips to visit the bid
cities, these get-togethers pay off. Ryan has been
explaining what makes Chicago so special since-he
arrived in Beijing before the Games started,

A graduate of Northwestern who is settled in and
has raised a family in Chicago, Ryan is president and
CEO of Aon, one of the world’s largést reinsurance
firms, He talks earnestly about making athletes the
center of attention and using private funding, unlike

the government-sponsored Bejing Games.



But he says these assets will make the city irvine

sistible to IOC voters: “a combination of our people
and our natural setting for the Games in the center
city on the lake and in the parks. As we've had peo-
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
in the parks, like A Taste of Chicago with a million
people, and that resonates with them. They can see
the involvement of the people.”

USOC chairman Peter Ueberroth notes another
asset. Chicago would be. the site of the first US.
Olympics in a major corporate center and “could
help revitalize the sponsorship program” funding
the IOC. McDonald’s, a top-level sponsor for the
IOC, is headquartered there, as are many other in-
ternational corporations. The IOC and USOC are
trying to renegotiate revenue sharing, an issue pub-
licized by several European IOC members. as the
2016 election process gets underway.

Also of keen interest to the IOC are contracts with
international broadcast companies. NBC paid near-
ly $900 million to broadcast the Beijing. Games,
more than all the other broadcast rights combined.
The possibility of a prime-time Olympic broadcast
in the USA is likely to raise the price, though broad-
casters will have signed on before the election. . .

The video idea emerged after a film on Chicago’s
bid shown at the USA House seemed understated.
“The most common statement from IOC members
is make sure the enthusiasm of Chicagoans stays
high,” Ryan said. “We believe we've got a very pas-
sionate population about our bid and about Olym-
pic sport. We wanted them to help us answer the
most common question we get, which is ‘Why Chi-
cago?’ It’s a way to get them even more engaged.”

Said Ueberroth: “We think Chicago is the best we
have from our country, and we'll encourage every-
one who is eligible to vote for Chicago.”

The USA last hosted a Summer Olympics in 1996
in Atlanta.

The marathon is just beginning for Ryan, who ex-
pects to “work, work, work because most of the
IOC decisions are made at the very end.”

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-
prime minister Tony Blair showed up to support
London.

Both presidential candidates, John McCain and
Barack Obama, back Chicago. Obama attended a
rally in Chicago in June after the USOC selected Chi-
cago. He lives a short distance from Washington
Park, where the Olympic stadium would be built.

“It’s my impression that whoever is elected
president will want to welcome back the world to
the USA,” Ryan said.



By Elizabeth Dalziel, AP

Selling Chicago: Mayor Richard Daley, left, and
Olympic gymnasts Nadia Comaneci, center, and
Bart Conner extol the city’s virtues.

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By Greg Pearson, USA TO!

Buy-in pays off: Coach Mike Krzyzewski’s haif is mussed by one of his players as Team USA poses for photographers after winning the gure against Spain. The
players, accepting a call from Krzyzewski to put team first, won in Beijing by an average of 28 points a game. “It’s all about each other,” Jason Kidd said.

Selfless to end, team fedeaied”

College atmosphere reigns
as NBA stars take back gold

By Kelly Whiteside
USA TODAY

BEIJING .— Even the joyous scene
that followed the U.S. men’s basket-
ball team’s thrilling 118-107 gold

medal victory against Spain was as

selfless as the play that had
defined. the Americans’
Olympic performance.

They gathered in a circle,
arms draped around one an-
other’s shoulders. On the po-
dium, they stood arm in arm.
Posing for pictures, they put

Mike Krzyzewski’s neck and
then mussed his mostly un--

Movable hair,,They did the same to

the Sistant,coaches; :

"though ‘Tearir USA had dominated
es)-winning by’an average
of 28 points Saad beating Spain by 37
‘points in pool play, the Spanish team,
even without injured point guard Jose

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all their medals around coach basketball

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
US. 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.

“| think when you're in the
NBA and a team comes within
two, you're confident you can
make a play,” said Dwyane
Wade, who led the USA with
27 points. “When we're on
this team and a team comes
within two, you’ Te confident anyone
can make a play.”

Spain pulled within four ‘points
with 2:25 left, but Wade answered
with a three-pointer, followed by a
Kobe Bryant drive and basket, and
soon the game was secured. Five US.

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 the 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. small moments. In the
gamie’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 J,” 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, amember 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.

Spain makes a stand, doesn't back down

‘Fabulous’ play

results in silver

By Erik Brady
USA TODAY

BEIJING — Spain came in as the
Washington Generals — and left as no-
bly vanquished heroes.

Sunday’s game for gold was sup-
posed to be a walkover for the USA.
The Americans walloped Spain 119-
82 in the preliminary round. But a
funny thing happened on the way to
Sunday's coronation.

The USA fielded a virtual NBA All-
Star team and, on this day, played de-
fense like one. Spain scored seemingly
at will — inside and out with equal

aplomb — and trailed by four with “L—

just less than two minutes to play be-
fore Team USA pulled away to win
118-107.

LeBron James called Spain's play
“unbelievable.” Kobe Bryant called it
“incredible.” Coach Mike Krzyzewski
called it “fabulous.” Get these guys a
Thesaurus, Spanish edition.

“It was too bad that we lost the fi-
nal, but we definitely never backed
down,” said Spain’s Pau Gasol, Bry-



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. 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.

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

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.

In performance, outlook, all is golden for Leslie

By Erik Brady :
USA TODAY

BEJING — Quick: What
year did Michael Jordan’s
“Dream Team” burst into the
public consciousness? -

That was 1992, also the last
Olympics when the U.S.

Women's basketball

women’s basketball team did
not win gold.



By Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY

Glowing: Lisa Leslie, center, leads teammates in singing the national anthem after winning

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.

Maybe the U.S. women,
Olympic champs for a fourth
consecutive time, have
earned their own nickname.

“I 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
Dreamettes.”

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

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 |
do have one bronze medal.
And | 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

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.



Beijing Games



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 Dick Patrick
USA TODAY

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

Trackand he made it look easy, espe-
~ field _—“ially in the 100 when he
a 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 | won’t change,” said
Bolt, who turned 22 the day after his 200 win.
“T'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 | 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
USA TODAY

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



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.

> 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

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-

BH

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.

> Long run: The USA had one
medal above 400, Shalane Flana-
gan’s bronze in the 10,000.

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.

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4

Bekele gets twofer

with gold in 5,000

By Dick Patrick
and Andy Gardiner
USA TODAY

BEIJING — Kenenisa Bekele
rectified the one missing title on
his résumé 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 ae

notes some 60-, 61- an

notes 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
race e,”

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. “I want to
continue to make history.”

Bekele became the first Olym-
pic 5,000-10,000. winner since
countryman Miruts Yifter in
1980.

Ethiopia’s Tirunesh Dibaba be-
came the first woman to win the
5,000-10,000 double.

Reggae party: Jamiaica 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 born 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.

Quotebook: “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 een
sion.

“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 Eileen Blass, USA TODAY

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
USA TODAY

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.

“I knew if] kept up with a 2:06

Y

pace | 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-
thoner.” .

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
(2:10:24).

Since June he has been in
Kenya, training under renowned
coach Gabriele Rosa of Italy with
Lel as an occasional training part-

ner.

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
Haile Gebrselassie.

Wanjiru is signed with New
York for future races, according to
Wittenberg, but said Sunday he’d
target the record at the flat, 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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Basil Neymour

_ to Bahamian
‘athletes

, from home,”

baby and then it becomes

' ardant supporter of the

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MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2008, PAGE 15E



pays tribute

@ By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

BEIJING, China: Busi-
nessman Basil Neymour has
been labeled the ‘Godfather’
of sports in Grand Bahama.
But he continyes to extend
his generosity throughout the
Bahamas.

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-McKenzie.

“T feel it is a moral obliga-
tion for me to be able to sup-
port the athletes being away
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’ like a
mother who cares for her

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
them.”

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
best? ;

“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 to%ive my full
support behind all of the peo-
ple who came along with me
to support the athletes.”

Neymour, who has been an

Bahamas Association of Ath-
letic Associations, said per-
formances like Ferguson-
McKenzie’s. should be com-
mended, making it to the
final in both the 100 and 200
metres. .
“IT would say to the
RAAA, stop talking and put
your money where your
Mouth is,” he charged. “‘Deb-
bie 1s.our premier sprinter
and her Mviter can’t come. 1
think we need to let'the par-
ents come and we. need to
find a way and the nioney,.
“The government isn’t
going to be able to find it all,
so they need to jook itto péo-
ple like me and other busi-
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 the 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
Nest.

The remainder of his party
included coathes. Joe Sim-
mons and Cordell McNabb,

Dexter Bodie, a coach from

New Providence; Walter and
Jan Missick, Charlené Jones-

SEE page 16




GB businessman's generosity helps
Bahamians enjoy Olympic experience

@ By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

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, Saown 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
home. ;

Proud

“I think we have made the
Bahamians 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
place.”

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
on. .

“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,

BASIL NEYMOUR (centre) in Beijing eS some ae the Pe ene i “ante inom OMIT

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

care of his people. I wish we could
find a few more people like him.
It would make it better for our
athletes.”

Joe Simmons, one of Ney-
mour’s coaches out of Grand
Bahama, said this trip was just
amazing.

Support

“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
people.

“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
Olympics.”

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
team.

Tim Clarke/Tribune staff

“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

are.

“But I really can’t express my
feeling of the gesture on the part
of Mr. Neymour to get us ail 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-
ciated.”

SEE page 16

/ By BRENT STUBBS

Senior Sports Reporter
_ bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

BEIJING, China: Although she may
have brought her Olympic experience to a
‘close without a medal, sprinter Debbie

“Ferguson-McKenzie said she there was no
_ greater joy 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 asa 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
they 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. Neymour 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

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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-
many.

Elka Ferguson said it was only because
of Neymour that she is in Beijing to not
just watch Ferguson-McKenzie, but all of
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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 happy’tor all of these
athletes, especially the young ones like
Sheniqua Ferguson. She did her best. She
went through the first round and she went
top the second round. It’s a lot she accom
plished. So I’m very happy for her.”







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Basil Neymour
‘FROM page 15

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
out.

On Saturday, Neymour
hosted a luncheon at his
‘hotel where he recognised
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-
ing.

“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
time.

“T 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
stands.”

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.”

FROM page 15

Mathew Arnett was nota, }

part of the Neymour delega-
tion. But as a Bahamian stu-
dent studying in Beijing, he
had a chance to interact with
them.

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
up.
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. .





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at closing ceremony |

@ By BRENT STUBBS
_ Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

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-
guished.

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

Tecords.

It brought tears to the eyes of some as
they bid farewells to old acquaintances
and new friends that they met.

Vibrant

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-
malities.

e

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
stand.

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 recognised
soccer player 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.

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Dancing

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
games.

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
fabulous.

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
medal. *

All things condemned: when
the first finally came, it made
the rest of the games that much
more interesting to cover.

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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-
viduals.

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
back.

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.

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Miller, on the other hand, .
should be commended for his
stick ability to remain focused
through the ordeal he went

He was not at liberty to gay
- exactly what enumerations that
will be given to Sands apd the

entire men’s relay teal. But he

through, having heard the news,--did-indicate that it has to be

first of the stroke his father, Val
Heastie, suffered on the day he
ran in the preliminaries and
then his sudden death as the
team was getting ready to run
the final.

The team dedicated their vic-
tory to him and his family.

What a noble gesture.

A: least Miller can take
solace in the fact that

his father would be pleased to
know that he did accomplish
the goal he set out when he left
home — to become an Olympic
medalist.

Olympic medals may have
been hard and few for us in Bei-
jing. But at least the athletes,
the management team, Minis-
ter of Sports Desmond Bannis-

‘ter and the fans that supported

them know that there is a ray of
hope going into London in
2010.

Minister Bannister acknowl-

edged that he has two priorities °

to deal with when he gets back.

The first one would be to
look at the government policy
that is in place for rewarding
the athletes on winning
Olympic and World Champi-
onship medals. '

revisited.

The other priority is to. ensure
that a greater emphasis is placed
on the various sporting bodies
in the country to ensure that
the best effort is made to get as
many teams and athletes ready
to compete in Londos.

And that include the newly
elected officers of the Bahamas
Olympic Association.

Swimming and tennis all got a
breakthrough this year when
they competitors entered in
some events for the first time
and boxing saw Taureano
‘Reno’ Johnson go further than
anybody else when he reached
the quarterfinal. y

Jamaica, our archrivals1 in the
Caribbean, showed us just what
could be done with a sustained
programme. Now it’s up to our
sporting bodies to follow suit
and ensure that we rise to the
next level as well.

Beijing 2008 has come and
gone.

But it sure left an impression
on the Bahamas.

I’m just happy that I was ‘able
to witness it all.

As I sign out and head home,
I will definitely cherish the ups

- and downs. of our athletes as

I’ve done in the past.

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bstubbs@tribunemedia.net ‘

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 combined their tal-_
. ents to enable the Bahamas flag:

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-
liminaries.

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 2:58.06:
The team joined Deevan

‘Superman’ Sands, who claimed

his first Olympic medal with the
bronze in the triple jump as the
Bahamas joined the medal count
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-

gyzstan and Tajikistan. China out-

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

= By PAUL G TURNQUEST

ver and a bronze, the Bahamas
once again reigns as the country
with the most Olympic medals
per capita in the world.

The medals won by triple

SEE page 14

Tribune Staff Reporter
_ pturnquest@tribunemedia.net

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A YOUNG police constable
and another rman in his late 40’s
have been questioned in con-
nection with the murder of
handbag designer Har! 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.

MeNeil 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
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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

ma By PAUL TURNQUEST

Tim Clarke/T ribune staff

(Mant rows off Arawak Cay

@ By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
kherig@tribunemedia.net

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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Communication — will travel
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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

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congratulate
Olympic athletes

PRIME MINISTER
Hubert Ingraham and
PLP leader Perry
Christie both congratulated
Bahamian athletes for their
outstanding performances
during the 2008 Beijing
Olympics.

Mr Ingraham, who was in -

Abaco over the weekend,
called into the government
broadcasting corporation
(ZNS) to personally thank the
athletes for their outstanding
performances.

Likewise, former Prime
Minister Christie extended his
“heartiest” congratulations to
the entire Bahamian team -
especially the men’s 4 x 400

_ Inetre relay team and Leevan

Sands for their silver and
bronze medal winning perfor-
mances.

“As Bahamians, we should
all take a great deal of patri-
otic pride in the outstanding
efforts and achievements of
our Olympic athletes.



Hubert Ingraham

Although we are a small coun-
try, we continue to attain

' results that are truly. remark-

able.

“Our challenge now is to
intensify our national com-
mitment to our sports devel-

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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,”
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OFFICERS of the Drug
Enforcement Unit arrested a
resident of Prison Lane in
connection with illegal drug
possession.

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
unlawtul sex
allegation

AN 18-year-old man was
arraigned in Magistrate’s
Court on Friday on an
urdawful 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
arraigned before Magisirate
Susan Sylvester at Court 1.1,
Nassau Street, was not
required to plead to the
charge. He was granted
$7,500 bail. The case has -
been adjourned to January
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“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-
struction.

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-
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heightened outlays for trans-
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30 countnies joining in the parade
of nations at the opening of
CARIFESTA X in Guyana ‘on
Friday night.
_ Antigua and Barbuda, which
currently holds the chair of
CARICOM, led the parade dur-
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Bahamas, which will host CAR-
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All other member states fol-
lowed in alphabetical order with
Guvana, being host country,
bringing up the rear of the
parade.

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ers delayed the start of the cele-
brations by an hour, the
inclement weather did not stop
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staging of the Caribbean Festival
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theme: One Caribbean, One Pur-

“ pose; Our Culture Our Life.

The 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-
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which was called “Celegacy.”

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at 5.45pm. At 6.30pm the lights
were dimmed, as 1,000 nymph-
like dancers representing the
diversity of the Caribbean explod-
ed on to the huge green grass par-
quet that was the outer stage.

The dancers ignited the audi-
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and contemporary dances which
merged into the illusion of a tra-
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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 séctor recorded less than
half of a percentage point decline for January
to June this year compared to the same peri-
od last year.

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 ui
Barbados.”

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 85 per cent of its visitors. It was

. explained that Barbados’ industry is, still

strong because 60 per cent of its visitors are
“from the 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
missed.

“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

He noted that thousands of visitors were

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Bahamas missing out on Europe

. Europe, 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 realised, the train had
already left the station with the Bahamas still
standing on the platform looking in the wrong
direction.

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
struggle.”

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. It 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 route.
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
again.



THE TRIBU

Abaconians
deserve only
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,

- [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 enginecr-
ing, and because I am also a
brilliant guy on the whole, 11/2
inches didn’t sound very sub-
stantial to ine.

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,




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and responsible, that consid-
eration for future growth be
figured in uu 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 nie 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 inas-
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.

WILLIAM (BILLY)
ROBERTS

Abaco

August 9, 2008. '

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

EPA: I have to question the

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 goy-
ernment where they perceive
that political policy can hold
wate! aS a must, an unmoving
condition for Bahamas ratifica-
tion.

I refer to the current protec-
tion of certain domestic sectors

such as wholesale-retail busi- -

ness, construction etc, etc.
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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-
COM-CSME.

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 Jate Sir Stafford Sands’ City
Meat Market Stores and an
operation of the Higgs family.
The impressive business history
subsequently taking a virtually

position of the government

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-
rnarkets with the seemingly fail-
ig Bahamian ‘buy-out’ group
not paying dividends and
known pressure on the compa-
ny’s operations? To me it is
obvious.

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FUNCTIONAL ONLINE DATA TRANSFER SYSTEM SET TO COME ON STREAM -

September 1: expected deadline for

speeding up passport processing in GB

& By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net

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



@ By NATARIO McKENZIE

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
Bahamas.

The 17-year-old, of Marshall
Road, was arraigned along with
three others on charges of house-
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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) ate 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,”

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.

Police have also charged the 17-

“year-old, Meadows and George

Foster, 48, of Sutton Heights, with





“In grand

Bahamas we’re
issuing both man-
ual passports and
the e-passports
simultaneously.”
Se
said Minister Symonette after the
Rotary Club of Easit Nassau's
weekly meeting at the Nassau
Yacht Club on East Bay 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- -

wards.”

Deputy permanent secretary in
the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
and head of consular andi pass-
port services Elise Delancy was
also on hand yesterday to outline

Juvenile admits stealing $20,000 worth of copper wire

Newbold at Marshall Road on _

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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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
applications.

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 Bahamas is a member of, has
mandated that by 2012 all mem-
ber countries must be issuing
machine readable passports.

May 23. The juvenile also pleaded
guilty to stealing $4,208 worth of

jewellery and electronics from ©. |

Newbold’s home. Police: have
also charged the 17-year-old,
along with a 15-year-old boy, with
breaking into Deborah Turner’s
home at Tranquil Close, off Mar-
shall Road.

There, according to dockets, the
two stole a black Viewsat satel-
lite, a gold chain and a crucifix
charm together valued at $365.

The 17-year-old pleaded guilty
to the charges and the 15-year-
old pleaded not guilty. The 17-
year-old was remanded to Her
Majesty’s Prison while the 15-
year-old was remanded to The
Boys Industrial School.








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may exhibit flaws like uneven
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capitalises on the slightly low-
er quality in exchange for a
lower price.

Much like those “mark
downs,” a horne being offered
for sale with obvious flaws
also invites a lower price.
Homebuyers, like other savvy
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aware of needed repairs, and

‘then begin scrutinising the

home for other defects.

If you phan to sell your
home and expect to receive
full price, loe certain that all
needed repairs are completed
before the “For Sale” sign
appears out front. If you don’t,

expect to receive about $2 less .

for each $1 in needed repairs.
Protect your investment by

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SANDERS

OUR Caribbean

leaders signed a

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
Community.

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-
COM).

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
Grenadines.

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
observers.

But, the Barbados foreign
minister let his government’s
position be known at-a press
conference on August 20th. He

‘said “Barbados’ major respon-



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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
Declaration.

The government of Guyana
has said absolutely nothing. Its








silence can be interpreted asa
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-
COM.”

Surprised

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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FROM page 8 »

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-
ever, that decision could not
possibly be made by four mem-
ber states without the concur-
rence of the other eleven coun-
tries.

The motivation for the ini-
tiative by the four, as contained
in the Trinidad Declaration, is
that they recognise “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-
templated.

*» 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.,..J. ...
would. act. as.a supranational....|..
organ to: ‘implément’ décisions' :

and be résponsible 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 erforceable law to over-
see and implement Community
policies. ©

There is a continuing refusal

/



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that’s the problem

AP Photo/Shirley Bahadur

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. °

Integration

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, it is very doubtful
that this initiative in its present
form will move forward. Even if
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between the EC dollar and the
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lar which would mean revaluing
its currency and making its
exports more expensive.

Of course} the four countries
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COM and the OECS to do
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. CARICOM’s goveritancé is

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Chinese in the final total tallied.

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have a total of eight medals —
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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
Olympiads.

The latest medallists were all
thrilled about their achievement
in the men’s 4x 4 relay.

“This season was a blessing
for me,” said Bain on his open-
ing split of 45.92. “First I was
NCAA champion, now Olympic
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
champion.

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Olympic medal,” he pointed out.
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Disappointed after the bronze
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remembered for a long time,

Brown said he’s contented with
the relay silver medal.

“T really should have been
walking away from these games
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dived across the line and took
my medal,” Brown reflected.
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ity

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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 capita medal tally.

The Bahamas is followed by Jamaica in the medals per capita

score.

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 J amaicans.

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 capita count.
However, its athletes were able to win only one silver medal.

The United States placed 46th in the medals per capita count with

100 medals.

Although the US won more medals in total, the host country of
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while the US won 36 gold medals.

China placed 68th in the medal per capita table.

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28th August, 2008
and addressed as follows:

Mr. Kevin Basden
General Manager
Bahamas Electricity Corporation
Blue Hill & Tucker Roads
Nassau, Bahamas

Marked: Tender No. 675/08



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Administration Building/ Big Pond Complex,

Marked: Tender No. 676/08
Janitoral & Maintenance Services
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Marked: Tender No. 677/08
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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 caiied 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

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
hospital.

The man responsible for the stabbing is still at
large.

Mr Evans said police do not have an age or a
description of the suspect. However, investiga-
tions are ongoing.



Police constable, man in late 40s, questioned
: ‘FROM page one

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
November.

The other man, in his late
40s, was said to frequent
Taylor’s home “quite a lot”,
and was known to even
sleep there on occasions.
However, it is unknown if
he, like the foreign banker,
frequented a number of
parties that Mr Taylor and
deceased College of the
Bahamas professor Dr
Thaddeus McDonald once
attended.

Taylor; 37, an internation-
~ - ally-known handbag design-
.éf, was found stabbed to
a death at his home, Mount-

‘batten House, West Hill.
§ © Street, two days after Dr’

2 . McDonald; 59,.was found
‘bludgeoned to death in his
Queen Street guesthouse.

Though police have not
officially linked the two
high-profile murders, there
has been widespread specu-
lation there might be a con-
nection between them as
both men are alleged to
have been homosexuals.

Mr Taylor was the second
of four men killed over a
seven-month period since
> last November to be identi-
fied. 2 as 5 homosexual.

AJL PA

ELEANOR crobent ) BECKMAN HIGGS.
Eleanor B. Higgs died peacefully.on Sunday, the 27th-
July, in Bluebell; PA. Mrs Higgs (‘Touche' as she wa
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after. the passing of Mr Higgs in 1986. Mrs Higgs wa
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QUIREMENTS

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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,

; Plog al features unique to an individual, such as facial characteristics and fingerprints.

elonanaigs and Ciel Peenal data are also encoded in the chip,

_ E-PASSPORT BENEFITS -

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CHILDREN 0-17 YEARS
One (1), completed application form
« Three (3) passport - size photographs (one must be countersigned along with application form)
¢ National Insurance Card
* Child’s Birth Certificate or Registered Affidavit of Birth Certificate We SOS
+ Child’s Immunization Card (If requested) Aika See Se ee
+ Mother’s Birth Certificate, and Passport or Proof of Citizenship (if requested) Se BES
*. Primary School Records (if requested) SoS
¢ An Interview
- Parent or legal guardian must be present with applicant.
+. When using Father’s documents, the Father’s Birth Certificate, parents registéred Marriage
-Gertificate and Father's Passport.

ADULTS: 18 YEARS AND OVER .
One (1) completed application form

« Three (3) passport-sized photographs (one must be countersigned along with Application form)

: * National 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 Mariage Certificate (if a married woman)

* ~An Interview

PERSONS APPLYING WITH AN AFFIDAVIT IN PLACE OF A BIRTH CERTIFICATE
Search Card

. Pe ue

* Baptismal Certificate

* $4.0 Stamp on the Affidavit

* . Mother's 2irth Certificate along with documents requested in your age group

AUTHENTICATION OF APPLICATION

The application must be authenticated and countersigned by one of the following persons who has

been personally acquainted with the applicant for at least two (2) years:

+ A Mariage Officer

* Medicai Practitioner

* Counsel and Attorney of the Supreme Court ~

* Officer of or above the rank of Assistant Head of
Government Dept

¢ A Bank Officer

+ Magistrate

* Justice of Feace.

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CHILDREN UNDER 12 YEARS — - UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE:
+ Police Report An Interview
* Completed application form (countermaned) Parent or legal guardian must be present with
* Three (3) passport - size photographs (one must be _ applicant.
countersigned along with application form) _ es
* Drivers License or Voter’s Card : « When using Father’ s dociiments the Father's Birth
* National insurance Card ; Certificate, parents registered Matrlage Certificate
* Birth Certificate or ‘Registered Affidavit of eelnn (if and Father's Passport.
tequested)

* Mother's Birth Certificate —
° Aninterview ¢

FOR MORE INFORMATION

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.

PUBLIC INFORMATION LINE:

242-322-PASS (7277) o: 242-323-2528
Fax: 242- 325- 4832

Email: passportofflce@bahamas.gov.bs

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FROM page one

Democratic and Republica
national conventions.
During these two conven
tions, which are slated tol
begin today in Denver, and





September 1, Senators
Barack Obama (D) ang
John McCain (R) will
define their candidacies and
launch campaigns that will
carry them into the US gen+
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’ While many US media
houses will undoubtedly
be offering live coverage
of the event, GEMS co- |
CEO Debbie Bartlett said }
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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 vilalage 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
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lone, famous for the film character Rocky Bal-

-boa. ;

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A MAN displays a banner showing
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statue of late Jamaican reggae
music legend Bob Marley, in the
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i The Bahamas Electricity Corporation ("BEC") is esondih its dsodline for submission of Bropoiits
] from Companies / Entities / Firms (“Tenderers”) wishing to supply electrical power from
renewable sources on one of the islands within BEC’s area of supply to:

Friday September 12th, 2008

| Renewable Energy Firms wishing to pre-qualify for this project shall be raguired to al
. comprehensive details to allow the following areas to be evaluated:

LE i) Experience ond past performance of the company on similar projects,
| Ji) Capability of the company to undertake the project with respect to personnel,
equipment, structure, organization se financial resources i

Requests for Prequalification — or any other seeonon may be made by emailing:



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| the Bohamas and B$50 if applying from within the Bahamas, Documents may be sent by elec- Ry. jy renege
__ tronic mail. The method of payment will be cash, cashier's check or wire tronster to a specified ;

bank account,



i Completed documents ial be delivered to the following address no later than 4:00 PM en the
| deadline specified above:
Kevin Basden,
General Manager
Bahamas Electricity Corporation,
P.O. Box N-7509, Nassau, Bahamas, |
Tels +1(242) 302-1000 / Fax: +1{242) 323-6852 |



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TRIBUNE



MONDAY,

AUGUST 25,



2008



Top ronler: eyes downsize
as electric bill hits $15,000

@ By NEIL HARTNELL

Tribune Business Editor

prominent Bay Street

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
payments.

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
a 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
months.

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

Electricit; 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.

tricity. ’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 .
crunch.”

He added that one of the three
downtown Bay Street stores was “def-

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“That’s quite a bit of money for elec-_

Chinese want to ‘be Top green resort’s expansion to
a part of’ Baha Mar give 20-30% growth in revenues

@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Business Reporter

series of meetings.
_ Speaking with Tribune Busi- M& By NEIL HARTNELL :
ness, Don Robinson, president Tribune Business Editor
of Baha Mar Resorts, said the ei 5
Chinese delegation had A BAHAMAS resort regarded as a sus-
expressed strong interest in _ tainable tourism model has closed its doors
the project. until at least Christmas time to undergo
. “They believe that it is several “upgrades”, its owner telling Tri-
something that they would like — bune Business that the addition of three
to be a part of,” he said. bungalow units will increase revenues by
Mr Robinson: said the cur- 20-30 per cent and make its economies of
rent economic climate had _ scale “more palatable”.
made the search for an.equity . Mike Hartman, owner of South Andros-
partner replacement for Har- based Tiamo Resorts, said that while the~
rah’s challenging, but he _ existing hotel would “never make me a
multi-millionaire”, he hoped to take the
SEE page 5B experience gained from the property’s

* Owner says extra bungalows to give economies
of scale and make returns ‘more palatable’, but
Tiamo will ‘never make me a multi-millionaire’

* Looking to take Tiamo concept to two
other Bahamas islands with expanded size

CHINESE
investors regard
the $2.6 billion |
Baha Mar }
Cable Beach |
expansion as §
“something @&
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

revenues by 20-30 per cent through adding
two or three more units.

~~ -]t-{Fiamo] willnever make me a multi-
millionaire. In the 14 unit range is where

SEE page 8B

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



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Business Reporter

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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 SKE page 2B

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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
46,572 shares.

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-

_ tively.

COMPANY NEWS

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
quarter.

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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 weré
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-
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SYMBOL PRICE CHANGE
AML $1.81 $- 0 9.04% |
BBL $0.89 $- 0 471% |
BOB $8.50 $- 0 11.55%
BPF $11.80 7 0 0.00%
BSL $14.60 $- 0 0.00%
BWL $3.49 $- 0 -4.64% ||
CAB : $14.11 - $- 1,000 17.10%
CBL -: $6.88 $+0.06 27,283 -18.39%
CHL $2.88 $: 2,200 8.57%
CIB $11.55 $- 0 -20.89%
CWCB $4.60 $+0.09 0 -8.73%
DHS $2.75 $- -0 17.02% |:
FAM $8.10 $- 0 12.50%
FBB $2.37 Sax 0 10.57% |
FCC. $0.44 $- 3,000 42.86%
FCL = $5.50 2 0 6.18% |
BIN 204: 212.5003 ee $2 0 -3.47%. - |
ICD $5.57 $e: 0 -23.17%. |
ISJ $12.00 $- ‘Ov 9.09%
PRE $10.00 $- 0 0.00%
DIVIDEND/AGM NOTES:

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FROM page 1B

Island properties was an
immense challenge.
He said the demands being .,
ylaced.on what, was an already ;

-limited‘Bahamian labour pool 7
were immense;considering~~ '

that Kerzner International
had more than 9,000 employ-
ees, with Baha Mar projected
to have almost the same
amount.

Mr O’Neil hinted at further
Kerzner expansions in the °
Bahamas, saying: “As we

expand and develop the maf

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
industry.

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:
guests.,

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
addressed.




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15% of Baha Mar
staff have chosen
‘wrong profession’

@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

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 °

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hotels around the world, it was
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members.

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
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Chinese want to ‘be
a part of’ Baha Mar

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-



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thing.” |

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
slowly.

He said construction work
was at a standstill, and resort
officials were using the time to
develop their training pro-
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they were ready to immediately
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Mr Robinson said that as the
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on stream so that Bahamians
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Vacancy exists in the Corporation for an Assistant Intemal Auditor in the Intemal
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Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to,
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reporting stages for approval by the AGM/Chief Internal Auditor

Conduct financial, operational and ITS audits at Head Office and the Family
Islands Operations

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evaluation for them

Coaches, supervises, and assists in the training of Audit Clerks

Collects information and updating continuous audit monitors on plants and
Family Island branches and produce regular reports

Assists, Extemal Auditors in the preparation of work papers for the annual
audit exercise

Job Requirements include:

Bachelor degree in Accounting or other closely related discipline
Completion of a professional certification (ACCA, CA, CPA or the CIA)
Understand Internal Audit Standards and Procedures, and International
Accounting Standards

Good investigative, interviewing, problem solving and analytical skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Knowledge of internal controls, operational audit techniques as well as
the ability to identify and assess risks

Good knowledge of the Corporation’s operating policies, systems and
procedures

The sen to assess and evaluate the Corporation systems of internal
contro

The ability to’conduct some risk analysis for major areas within the
Corporation

The ability to conduct financial, operational and ITS audits and
investigations and exercise strict audit code of ethics (e.g. confidentiality)
Ability to lead, supervise and training audit clerks
A minimum of 3-5 years experience

Interested persons should apply by completing and retuming an Application

Form to: The Manager-Human Resources & Training Department,
Bahamas Electricity Corporation, Blue Hill & Tucker, P. O. Box N-7509
Nassau Bahamas on or before: Tuesday, September 2, 2008.




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3.0008 2.8869 Colina MSI Preferred Fund

1.4075 1.3493 Colina Money Market Fund

3.7969 3.3971 Fidelity Bahamas G & 1 Fund

12.3289 11.7116 Fidelity Prime Income Fund 12.3289*"*""*
100.0000 100.0000 CFAL Global Bond Fund 100.00**

99.9566 CFAL Global Equity Fund 100.96***

1.0000 CFAL High Grade Bond Fund 1.00**
10.5000 9.4733 Fidelity International Investment Fund 9.4733*°°****
1.0110 1.0000 FG Financial Preferred Income Fund 1.0110
1.0119 1.0000 FG Financial Growth Fund 1.0062”
1.0098 1.0000 1.0098***

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BISX ALL SHARE INDEX - 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00

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52wk-Low - Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks

Previous Clos Previous day's weighted price for daily volume

rent day's weighted price for daily volume





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ROYAL @ FIDELITY

2 Fidelity Over The Gounter Seduiited

BIS Listed Mutual Funds

YTD%
3.09%
-0.48%
2.36%
-6.34%
3.32%

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52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Fund Name

1.01%

-9.78%
1.10%
C.62%
0.98%

FamGuard Q2 profits
plummet to just $88,641

FROM page 1B

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
comment.

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
period.

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

NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(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
SHAKIRA BURROWS

LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY



~ Legal Notice

| NOTICE |

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.45 of 2000)

INDEPENDENT MARINE LIMITED

In Voluntary liquidation

“Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137
(4) of the International Business Companies Act (No..45 of
2000), INDEPENDENT MARINE LIMITED is in Dissolu-

tion.”

The date of commencement of dissolution is the 29th day of,

April 2008.

Slaney Limited
80 Broad Street
Monrovia, Liberia
Liquidator



CFA Lt”

0.55

Last 12 Months
5.27%
8.11%
4.32%
6.47%
5.75%

1.01%

-9.78%
1.10%
0.62%
0.98%

YIELD - last 12 month dividends divided by closing price
Bid $ - Buying price of Colina and Fidelity

Ask $ - Selling price of Colina and fidelity

Last Price - Last traded over-the-counter price

Weekly Vol. - Trading volume of the prior week

EPS $ - A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths ,
NAV - Net Asset Value
NIM - Not Meaningful
FINDEX - The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100

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shares declined in the 2008 first
half. This compared to the
appreciations many had enjoyed
in the 2007 comparative peri-
od.

“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-

- date.’

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

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IN THE SUPREME COURT
Common Law & Equity Side








the Supreme Court,
FOR AN ORDER: -

Registrar dated the 29" of May 2008.

BETWEEN













2007

CLE/GEN No. 00827






Chambers



Substituted Service of the Summons below is hereby effected on the Defendant
Michael Colin Quirke pursuant to the Order of the Learned Deputy Registrar Mrs.
Marilyn Meeres dated the 29th day of Nay A.D., 2008, a copy of which Order is
available for collection by the Defendant at the chambers of Glinton Sweeting
O'Brien, 303 Shirley Street, Nassau, Bahamas, Attorneys for the Plaintiff.

. COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS

























BETWEEN
LAWRENCE CASE
: ‘ Plaintiff
SUPREME COURT - AND
JUN 7 YTB. MICHAEL COLIN QUIRKE

Defendant

NASSAU, BAHAMAS : :

SUMMONS

LET ALL. PARTIES CONCERNED attend before the \ ii th A

e¥tng LEP wf
Registra! i Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas in
chambers at the ae Court precincts, Nassau,

Avg ty the Gl day of gt ee
ofan applidation by the Plaintiff pursuant to Order 77, Rule 5 of the Rules of

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 24" day of June A. D. 2008

REGISTRAR
TO: The Defendant, by substitutcd service pursuant to the Order of the Deputy

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
IN THE SUPREME COURT
Common Law & Equity Side
LAWRENCE CASE

AND

MICHAEL COLIN QUIRKE

SUMMONS

303 Shirley Street
Nassau, Bahamas

Attorneys for the Plaintiff

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
million. ‘

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.



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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. |
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’

time.
“We have a product [at
Tiamo] that is transferable to

other destinations in the Fami-

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doing that. Everybody is a little
bit afraid of it in the Bahamas
and the Caribbean, although the

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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-

ing.”

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working through some financing
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difficult to obtain debt financing
amid the wreckage of the glob-
al liquidity/credit crunch.

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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
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catch the New Year break, but
I’m not certain about that,” Mr
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that, we'll take advantage of a
slow January and hit the end of
January/beginning of February.
As you know, things in the
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months. Right now, we would
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team after
medal win

@ By BRENT STUBBS .-
Senior Sports
Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

- 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 ’'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.

Performance

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 ate 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.

“T 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

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TRACK AND FIELD
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
- bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

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. ae

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-
nificent 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 fatuer, Val Heastie. But they knew that
history was on their side and they didn’t want to
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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 Jeg.

“T just want to say that God is good. I believed
in myself and f know that [had the talent,” he

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Team —

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,”
said. “The relay was quite
interesting at the end as
Chris Brown made that final-
ly surge at the end.

“T 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
team.”

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.

released, but Dorsett said

the Bahamas Association of

Athletic Associations offers
its condolences to Miller and
his family.

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@ TRACK AND FIELD
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

BEIJING, China: The men’s 4 x
400 metre relay had mixed emo-
tions winning the silver medal per-

formance at the XXIX Olympic .

Games.

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
home.”

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.

His teammates, who have been

or the silver

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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

\. uttered. “I just wished that I could have Daltea di us up

e

even more. But I got too relaxed and I tried holding
itfor Chris. i

“T didn’t wafit#6 put him in too much traffic. We
wanted him to:geafter the US. So I just thank God
that he guidedme-around the track’and we came
home with the T medal.”

Although he. really wanted to: ‘catch Jeremy
Wariner on the anchor leg, Brown knew that the
American was getting out of his reach, so he was
content on just ensuring that the team got ‘a medal.

“T want to thank God for just allowing us to get the
medal,” said Brown, who turned in a split of 44.05. “I
_ knew anything was possible with these guys. Coming
out here, I wasn’t going to settle for anything but
the gold.

“Once again America got away, but we have some
good quarter-milers coming up and we are breeding
them every year and by the grace of God, these guys
will be able to drop, 44 seconds in the open quarter
and so it’s going to be real fight come next year at

“orld Championships (in Berlin).”

Medal

Brown, who just missed out on achieving his first



Olympic medal in the 400, said the guys are all hun- |

gry and with his desit ‘to get another medal or two
next year, the Americans better watch out.
Although he didn’t run in the final for the first
time that the Bahamas has fielded a team, Moncur
said it was nerve-wracking for him watching the final.

But he was still pleased to know that he had a chance

to run in the preliminaries...

“We had six very talented and very strong guys
here and the final four went out there and they ran
extremely well,” Moncur said. “We finally got the
_ Olympic medal, so I can definitely go home and relax

now because that was the - Inajor goal this season and —

we have it, so I’m happy

While he would nave liked to have been in the
final mix, Moncur said things happen and this season
he had a lot of injuries and setbacks, but he was just
glad to have had the opportunity to run to help the
team out as best as he could.

“It’s okay. It isn’t the best feeling, but to win the
medal, it erases all that. So I feel great,” he said.
“I'm just going to get some treatment on my legs
and hopefully be ready to come back next year.”

Miller, who was expected to head directly to Dick-
inson State from here, but instead will be coming
home for the funeral of his father, said had his finger

ws





crossed from start to finish as he watched the final
four ran.

“I knew those guys could have done the job and
they did it,” he insisted. “I’m so happy right now.
It’s my first Olympics and it’s a silver rhedal. Words
can’t explain this. It’s not a dream. It’s amazing.”

Not running in the final didn’t bother Miller, who
noted: “I was just prepared to come here and run in
the heats. So I was glad to run in the heats. Last year
at the World Championships, I didn’t run at all. This
year I was very happy to run the heats. I did a great
job. Everybody told me that I ran a good race.”

Going into his senior year at Dickinson State,
Miller said he’s going to dedicate himself to getting
prepared not just to run the relay but in the 400 as well
in Berlin.

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the heats. “Ramon is a strong fel-
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“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.”

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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 hirn,” he stated...

Brow, 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.

Devastating

“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
father.

“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

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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
“Hold his head up. He was around
in the heats and he ran a great race.
He came here and he got what he
deserved. :

“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.
“T think it really got to me and I
almost came to tears.

“T 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, ,
Van Heastie.May his soul rest in
peace.



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Sidelined: The season ended Saturday for Osi
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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,
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London and a failure to grab
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hasn't won a major this year for the first time since 2002.

with questions swirling about
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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 | need the support a lit-
tle bit this year,” he said dur-
ing anews conference.
Nadal, who took over the
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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 | 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
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option was not discussed. Umenyiora started 16
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more for Busch was that he had led the previous
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PARAMUS, NJ. — 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-

oe





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By Julic Scheidegger, US Presswire

Tigers triggerman: Chase Daniel says dou-
ble- or triple-teaming Maclin doesn’t work.

Singh wins

By Steve Wieberg
USA TODAY

johnny Roland? Roger Wehrli?

sophomore wide receiver knows it dates
back no more than a decade or so — well
beyond the days when the program’s
greatest, most famous players were on
the field.

“T've heard of a few guys,” Maclin says.



player here. Ever.”

was a Christman or a Roland or a Wehrli.
Ora Maclin.



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 aut.

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
26-footer.

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Pitchin’ Paul Christman?

Jeremy Maclin’s face is blank. He turns 20 on
Tuesday, and Missouri football as the Tigers

“You've got Justin Smith. You've got Justin Gage.
And Brad Smith, who probably was the greatest

Nice players all. Each now is a pro. But none

“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

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

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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 US.
Open’s fast DecoTurf I! hard
courts, which play into Feder-
er’s offensive skills and move-
ment. And by most stan-

Sportsline Federer badly in need of one grand

> Roddick looks for

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dards, his season has been
- exceptional.

“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
himself.”

But since contracting
mononucleosis 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
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By Jamie Squire, Getty 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

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

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story

within reach.

school’s first Heisman Trophy seemingly

Quarterback Chase Daniel finished
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.

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By Rich Schultz, AP

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

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.





Barclays in playoff, takes lead in Playoffs

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 | 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
to him.”
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Wideout enters sophomore season already being compared to greats

Continued from 1B

Maclin has breathtaking speed, accel-
eration and vision and last season was
the only maior-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,

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who’s starting his eighth season at
Missouri.

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.

“T 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
handoffs-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



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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 returner — 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-
American.

“You watch him, and he is a differ-
ence-maker,” says Texas coach Mack
Brown, whose.team hosts Missouri on

NAIA football preview

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
streets.

Colleges

“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 | 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 1 win, Chase
and | 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
thought.

“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 | am,
but there were some things | 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.

“Tt 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.

“T look back, and there must have
been 20 times last year, that | 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. He led
the Tigers in various seasons in rushing,
scoring, punt and kick returns and in-
terceptions.

“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.”

By Erick Smith and Caleb Calhoun

From wire reports

Clemson football coach Tom-
my Bowden is to make a recom-
mendation this week to athletics

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

Clemson to decide safety’s fate

school for posting an ad on the

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.



Headlines

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

BH

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 replace 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.

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By TSbaR 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.

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 (lowa) 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.

> Nebraska Wesleyan DB Phil
Schroer — Returned eight inter-
ceptions for 221 yards and a TD.

> Montana-Western LB Chad
Schira — Averaged more than 13
tackles a game last year as a
sophomore.

> Urbana (Ohio) DL Travis
Brisco — Pass rusher totaled 12%
sacks last season.



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 ar-
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 QBon 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
website.

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
Herald.

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
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American



League

East

Tampa Ba
Boston
New York
Toronto
Baltimore

Central
Chicago
Minnesota
Detroit
Cleveland
Kansas Ci

West

Los Angeles
Texas
Oakland
Seattle

Sunday's results
New York 8, Baltimore 7

79 50 612 —

74.55 574 —

79 50 .612

Last vs.
W L Pct. GB Strk 10 Div. Home Away
Ll 73 28-19 47-18 32-32

75 55 577 4% W-1 6-4 25-25 43-18 3237
70 60 538 9% W3 6-4 27-24 38-27 3233
67 63 515 12% Ll 6-4 24-23 37:29 30-34
61 68 473 18 L3 4-6 20-33 32-29 29-39

vs.
W L Pct. GB Strk 10 Div. Home A
W-1 7-3 36-21 46-21 28-34
7456 569 % L-2 7-3 36-21 46-23 28-33
64 66 492 10% L-1 6-4 23-31 33-28 31-38
61 67 .477 12% W-6 7-3 20-30 36-29 25-38
56 74 431 18% W-1 2-8 19-31 29-36 27-38

Vs.
W_L Pct. GB Strk 10 Div. Home A
— W2 4-6 20-13 39-25 40-25
63 67 485 16% L-2- 2-8 20-15 33-32 30-35
59 71 .454 20% L- 4-6 16-22 34-33 25-38
48 82 .369 31% W-1_ 2-8 16-22 26-40 22-42

Boston 6, Toronto 5 (11)

Chicago 6, Tampa Bay 5(10) Kansas City 7, Detroit 3
Los Angeles 5, Minnesota3 Seattle 8, Oakland 4

Cleveland at Texas

Today’s probable pitchers, lines



Career:
vs.
2008 season opp. 2007-08 vs. opp. Last 3 starts
Pitchers W-L IP_ ERA _W-L__ W-L IP_ERA_W-L__"IP__ERA
Chicago at Baltimore, 7:0: Line: ; Total runs:
Chi.-Richard (L) 1-2 20 675 — - - - 1-2 15 6.60
2-0 21% 4.98 -0_ 13% __7:







C etroit, 7: S
Cle.-Jackson (L) 0-0 ‘12 5.25
Det.-Galarraga(R 12-4 139% _3.17_ 3






166





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ity, 8:10 : ‘uns:
4-5 1204 5.15 0-0 0-0 9% 482 0-
0.



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019% 2.75




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Oak.-Braden(L) 3-3. 49% 453 0-0 0-0 3.00 1-1 19% 3.66
L.A.-Weaver 10-9 147 4.47 2-1 1-1 A 1-0 5.19
esota at Seattle, 10:10 ine: ; Total runs:
Min.-Liriano (L) 4-3 34 424 2-1 1-0 7 0.00 3-0 17% 1.53
Sea.-Batista(R. 4-12 100% 655 2-1 0-1 6% 18.90 0-0 14% 6.28
Lines by y Sheridan
Results, upcoming games
Friday Saturday Tuesday
N.Y. 9, Bal. 4 Tor.11,Bos.0 . Chi. at Bal., 7:05
Bos. 8, Tor. 4 T.B. 5, Chi. 3 Cle. at Det., 7:05
Cle. 7, Tex. 5 N.Y. 5, Bal. 3 Bos. at N.Y., 7:05
Det. 4, K.C. 3 Det. 4, K.C.0- Tor. at T.B., 7:10
TB. 9, Chi. 4 Cle. 8, Tex. 7 Tex. at K.C., 8:10
Min. 9, L.A. 0 L.A. 7, Min. 5 Oak. at L.A., 10:05
Sea. 7, Oak. 5 Oak. 5, Sea. 1 Min. at Sea., 10:10
American League notes
Baltimore: cMatt Wieters My Twins to reach 100 RBI in
will not be recalled from three consecutive seasons. .. .
Class AA Bowie (Md:) this sea- wo days after his wife, Jennie

son, manager Dave Trembley
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 not, 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
aan that has lingered since
‘before the All-Star break. RHP
Josh Beckett was scratched
from his scheduled Tuesday
start when he again experi-
enced numbness and tingling in
his fingers after playing catch.

Chicago: oF Dewayne Wise
(strained thigh muscle) tested
his leg by running and will be
re-evaluated one last time this
oe before the team de-
cides whether to put him on the
DL. ... LHP Clayton Richard
gets another start tonight, but
the fifth Epo 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: iF Garret

Anderson left the game in the
second inning because of a sore
left knee, and his status will be
Te-evaluated today. Anderson
has hit .345 since the All-Star
break. ... 1B/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: 18 Justin
Morneau’s first-inning RBI sin-
gle gave him 100 RBI on the
season. Morneau joined Hall of
Famer Harmon Killebrew as the

BH

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
Class AAA Rochester (N.Y.).

New York: tx 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 cuff tendinitis) 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: 28 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 winningest man-
ager in Rays history with his
206th victory Saturday, sur-
passing Larry Rothschild. Lou
Piniella is next at 200 victories.
... LHP Scott Kazmir worked
six innings for the second con-
secutive start Saturday; he
hadn't lasted more than five in-
nings in his previous four starts.
Also encouraging was the fact
that he made more liberal use
of his slider. -

Texas: After five months of
forearm inflammation, RHP
Brandon McCai 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
91 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 Loe left 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

Major League Baseball

Ump’s call stumps Ray

By Andrew Seligman
The Associated Press

CHICAGO — AJ). Pierzyn-
ski found himself in the
middle of ee 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.

“It’s just a funny coinci-
dence, I guess,” said Pier-
zynski, whose bizarre trip
around the bases in the
10th inning Sunday capped
a6-5 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 .



5 ten
By Nam Y. Huh, AP



Controversy catcher: The White Sox's Al. 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

Sunday's games

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 AJ. did kind of stick
his arm out to make contact,

. Aybar was still in his way.”
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> Batting — 2B: Butler (17); Gload

(15); Callaspo (3), HR: Guillen (17). SF:

German; Teahen. RBI: German gt

Guillen (80); Olivo (35); Teahen 3 (45).
DP: DeJesus. Team LOB:

> Fielding — E:Teahen (4). DP:2.

Pitching ip_h rer bbso_ era
Detroit

Rogers L,9-11 6876 4 45,09
Beltran 1000 O 1 485.
Robertson %000 O 0 606
Lopez % 100 1 03.47
Kansas City

Duckworth 5733 40540
W,1-0

Wells H,1 2100 1 2415
R. Ramirez 1100 O 03.05
Soria 1100 0 01,93

WP: Rogers. IBB: German {by Rogers).
Batters faced; pitches-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. Ramirez 4; 16-
10; Soria4; 18-11.

> Umpires — HP: McClelland; 1B; Eve-
ritt; 2B: Tichenor; 3B: Vanover.

>. Game data —T: 2:55. Att: 16,663.

Mariners 8, Athletics 4

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Suzuki ph 100 0] O O .286
Hannahan 3b 4 22 2} 0 1 .225
Cust If 200 0} 2 2 .232
Thomas dh 400 0] O 0 .227
E. Brown rf 400 0] 0 1 .249
Gonzalez cf 4.01 0] 0 1 245
Barton 1b 4120/0 1.211
Bowenic , 411 1) 0 1.179
Penningtonss 3 01 0} 1-1 .182
Totals 33 47 4/4 8
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RBI: Patterson (3); Hannahan ;, ee

Bowen (6). GIDP: E, Brown. Team
> Fielding —E: Pennington (1).





Seattle ab rhbi avg
Suzuki rf 3011 313
Betancourt ss 400.0 266
Ibanez If 224-19 301
Beltre dh 4110 246
Lopez 2b 4113 0 297
Balentien cf 4000 3 208
Johjimac 3221 0 215
Reed pr 0000 0 279
Burke c 0000 0 .260
LaHair 1b 3100 1 .266
Cairo 3b 3222 O .244
fotals 3188 8



> Batting — 2B: Cairo (9). 3B: Cairo (2),
HR: Lopez (11); Johjima (5), S: Suzuki.
RBE Suzuki (38); Ibanez (88); Lopez 3
ie ; hina (26); Cairo 2 (16). Team

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Oakland

Meyer L,0-2 5344 2 3595
Saarloos 2544 1 2 405
Casilla 1000 003451
Seattle :

Hernandez 6433 2 7 3.28
Jimenez 1211 #O 1 397
Corcoran 144100 2 0 3.46
PutzS,9 %000 00411

WP: Hernandez. Batters faced; pitches-
strikes: Meyer 19; 86-47; Saarloos 12;
41-26; Casilla 4; 11-7; Hernandez 24;
104-66; Jimenez 5; 19-13; Corcoran 7;
28-15; Putz 1; 3-3. .

> towers — HP: Colon; 1B: Scott; 2B:
Hohn; 3B: lassogna. .

> Game data —T: 2:36. Att: 28,731.







» Fielding ~ E: Cabrera (12); Swisher
(6), PB: Pierzynski. DP: 1.

’ Pitching ip h rer bbso era
Tampa Bay 3

Sonnanstine 64944 1 1442
Howell %000 O 0256
Balfour 1000 O 0 1.47
‘Wheeler 1211 =O 2257
HammelL4-4 % 211. 1 0 416
Chicago 1

Buehrle 64 652 2 5 3.86
Carrasco 1% 000 0 22.25

enks W,3-0 2200 1 21,71

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;
Carrasco 4; 12-9; Jenks 9; 35-21.

> Umpires — HP: DeMuth; 1B: Barks-
dale; 2B: Eddings; 3B: Barrett.

> Game data —T: 3:11. Att: 38,562,



Red Sox 6, Blue Jays 5

Boston.......... 004 000 100 01 —6
Toronto... 200 102 000 00—5







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Ellsbury rf 5 00 0] O 2 264
Pedroia 2b 411 3] 1 0 318
Ortiz dh 5 11 0} 0 2 .259
Youkilis 1b 5 01 1] 0 0 318
Bay If 5 02 0] 0:1 333
Lowrie 3b 5 11 1] 0 1 .299
Varitek c 5 02 0] 0 2 .223
Corass 410 0/1 0.281
Crisp cf 3.211] 1 1.257
Totals 41 69 6|/3 9

> Batting — 2B: Ortiz (17). HR: Pedroia
(14); Lowrie (2); Crisp (7). RBI: Pedroia 3
(64); Youkilis (89); Lowrie (32); Crisp
(31), GIDP: Lowrie. Team LOB: 5

Toronto ab rhbilbbso avg
Inglett 2b 5 00 0) 0 2 305
Scutaro 3b 5 12 0] 0 O 268
. Rios rf 5 11 0} 0 1 291
V. Wells cf 422 3} 1 1 .292
Lind If 5 00 0; 0 O .299
Overbay 1b 5 12 1} 0 2 272
Stairs dh 201.0} 1 0 249
J.Bautistaph- 2 00 0] 0 1 .000
dh ‘
Barajas ¢ 401 1/0 1 .253
McDonald ss 400 0/0 2 225
Totals 4159 5| 210



> Batting — 2B: V. Wells (15); Overbay
(27); Barajas (19). HR: V. Wells (13);
Overbay (11). RBI: V. Wells 3 (57); Over-
bay (55); Barajas (43). Team LOB: 5

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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; League 4; 13-10.

> Umpires — HP: Campos; 1B; Causey;
2B: Gibson; 3B; Reliford.

> Game data —T: 3:42, Att: 44,521.

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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. Mark Teahen, 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 York blew a five-run lead, and the Yankees completed a three-game sweep.
Cano went 4-for-5 with two doubles, two RBI and two 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
leaders.
MARINERS 8, Felix Hernandez allowed three runs over six innings to win for the first time
Athletics 4 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 — White Sox 6, Rays 5 Yankees 8, Orioles 7
Wee oe Re ee Tampa Bay... 210 001 100 0—5 NewYork 040 300 100-8
po ee ee ee sacwneeees 000 400 1-6 Baltimere..._. 200 320 000—7
Tam ab rhbi New York ab rhbilbbso avg
Minnesota. 74 56.5691 iene es 5021 Damoncf, 6 22.3] 0 0 312
NewYork 70 60 538 5 Upton ef s 0°10 Jeterss | 5000/0 0 293
Taronto 47 623 415 Q na reu 1 o110.
Toronto __67 __63 515 8 aidellidh 5122 A.Rodriguez3b 3-1 2,0] 1 0 312
Aybar 3b 5001 Giambi 1b 4001] 0 0 .250
Royals 7, Tigers 3 Zobrist If 5110 Ransomib 0 00 0} 0 01.000
Beta Meee GSS He Mn Tita] fo ae
ns pan TOSS atsu 10/10 311
ae oe oa Bartlett ss 3100 Cano 2b 5 24 2] 0 1 .269
abr hbi|bb so nn fis 40 815 8143
> Batting — 2B: Upton (30); Pena(17); -
cranes tol 2 8 39 Baldelli (1). HR Baldelli (2). RBE Iwam- "> Batting — 2B: Abreu (34); Nady (6
Ordonez rf 301110 0.311 ura(39); Pena(78); Baldelli 2(4); Aybar Caio 2 (26). HR: Damon (9 Cano (12).
Cabreralb 3.0.1 0] 1 1 292 (20).GIDP:Gross. Team LOB: 8 Eee aes ae Cone 2 (28) CIDP:
Guillen 3b 4.02.0] 0 0.287 _> Fielding —E: Aybar(2). DP: 2. Giambi, Team LOB: 11 rege |
Sheffielddh = 3. 0.0 0} 1.0 232 Chicago ab rhbilbbso avg > Fielding — E: Jeter (10); Nady (1); 1.
ee : ° ° : a aee caren 5020/0 Rodriguez (5).
5230
ingec 3°10.0| 1 0 209 Quenini Bato 3 Baltimore ab rh bilbbso avg
teas owe SLs a” Ben, S11 99 oe amet, STi alt San
> Ba — 2B: Guillen (29), RB Po- Thome dh 4132 Manabe 4211]1 1281
lanco 2 (50); Ordonez (74). GIDP: Ordo- - Ramirez2b-3b 5 01 1 Huffdh 5 13 2/0 0 304
.« nez. Team LOB: 9 Griffey Jr. cf 4010 Millar 1b 4011/01 248
> Fielding — E: Thames (3). DP: 1. Anderson pr-cf 0 10 0 Montanez If 3010] 0 0 367
Swisher 1b 3000 :
Kansas City ab rhbilbbso avg Scott ph-lf 000 0} 2 0 272
Aviles ss 411.0] 1 0.331 Uribe3b 3000 Payton cf 5 13 0] 0 2 253
Gemmenit 3 9 1 1 i 0 235 aed j , _ Quirozc 3 00 0| 0 1.196
eJesus cf-1 Le S Cintron ph-s: 2 00 0} 0 1 273
Guillen rf 2111/1 1249 Totals 40_613 6 castross 3:00 0] 0 2 213
Gathright pr-cf 1 1:0 0] O O 246 > Batting — 2B: Cabrera (24); Dye (33); R.Hernandez 2 01 0] 0 O .259
Butler dh 3.21 0] 1 0 .261 © Griffey Jr. (2). HR: Quentin (36); Thome ph-c
Olivo c 4 10 1] 0 2 .260 . (27). RBE Quentin 2(99); Thome 2(75); Totals 41 714 6| 510
Gload 1b 401.0} 0 1.277 Ramirez (58); Konerko (45). GIDP: “> Batting — 2B: Huff 2 (39). HR: Rob-
Citasnasb : ee : nig Genii Gite |e eae € erts (9) wore aa) Sean:
° > Baserunning — SB: Getz (1). ; Roberts 2 (48); Mora (96); Huff 2
Totals 3179 6|5 5 £ Y (91); Malar (66) Team LOB: 13

> Baserunning — SB: Roberts (33);
Payton (7).

> Fielding — DP: 1.

Pitching ip h_rer bbso_ era
New York

Rasner 34% 853 2 25.03
Robertson 1% 211 O 16.00
RamirezW,4-1 1% 211 1 1 3.66
Veras %200 O 1 2.76
Marte 14000 1 3 868
Rivera S,31 14000 1 2153
Baltimore

D. Cabrera 34977 305.24
Sarfate 24100 1 2 492
Walker L,1-2 1111 005.74
Cherry 1200 0 06.00
Johnson 1200 O 1 230

HBP: Rodriguez (by Cabrera). Batters
faced; pitches-strikes: Rasner 21; 97-
60; Robertson 6; 22-17; Ramirez 7; 27-
19; Veras 3; 13-8; Marte 5; 27-14; Rivera
5; 18-12; D, Cabrera 24; 95-49; Sarfate
9; 49-31; Walker 4; 8-6; Cherry 4; 12-8;
Johnson 5; 11-8.

> Umpires — HP: Rapuano; 1B: Hickox;
2B: Bucknor; 3B: West.

> Game data —T: 4:01. Att: 42,746.

Angels 5, Twins 3
Minnesota.......... 101 001 000 —3
Los Angeles........ 000 001 13x—5













Minnesota ab rhbilbbso avg
Span rf 5 11 0] O 2 316
Casilla 2b 401 0] 0 1 303
Mauer c 411 0] 0 1 321
Morneau 1b 4 13 3] 0 0 307
Kubel If 400 0] 0 3 270
Young If 000 0} O 0 .284
Ruizdh 401 0] 0 3 325
Punto 3b 403 0] 0 O .294
Everett ss 3.00 0} O 1 .207
Buscher ph 100 0} O 1 309
Gomez cf 3 00 0} O 2 .256
Lamb ph 100 0} O O .233
Totals 37_310 3| 014

> Batting — 2B: Morneau (33). HR:

Morneau (20). RBI: Morneau 3 (102).
Team LOB: 7
> Fielding — E: Kubel (3).




Los Angeles ab rh bilbbso avg
Figgins 3b 4011] 0 1 281
Aybar ss 400 0] O O .274
Teixeira 1b 423 1] 0 O 386
Guerrero dh 412 1] 0 1 .287
Hunter cf 401 0] O 2 .273
Anderson If 000 0} O O .284
Matthews Jr.rf 4 12 1] 0 O 225
Rivera rf-If 3001] 0 1 .245
Kendrick 2b 4 11 0] O O .308
Mathis c 2 00 0] O 1 .203
Napoli ph-c 101 0] 0 O .219
Totals 34 511 5| 0 6



> Batting — 2B: Teixeira (3); Guerrero
22). 3B: Guerrero (3); Matthews Jr. (3).
R: Teixeira (7). SF: Rivera. RBI: Figgins
(19); Teixeira (20); Guerrero (78); Mat-
thews Jr. (37); Rivera (28). Team LOB: 6
> Fielding — E: Aybar (15).
Pitching ip h rer bbso era
Minnesota

Slowey 6% 822 0 5 3.74
Reyes %111 #00245
CrainL,5-3;B,3 1222 0 1 3.74
Los Angeles

Santana 7933 010 3.41
Arredondo 1000 O 2 1.24
W6-1

F, Rodriguez 110090 O 2260
S,50

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. Rodriguez 4; 17-13.

> Umpires — HP: Gorman; 1B: Wen-
delstedt; 2B: Hudson; 3B: Marsh.

> Game data —T: 2:34, Att: 40,011.

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

i _ 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-
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-
stedt to get a second opinion
from his crew mates.

It didn’t take long for the





By Ric Francis, AP

50th save: Francisco Rodri-
guez shuts down the Twins.

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.”

y

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. at

“It’s amazing. This is what. get paid to do, this is what |
live for,” Pavano said. “This is all | 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 DJ. Carrasco or Matt Thornton will pitch at
Baltimore today when a game that was suspended after 11

innings April 28 resumes.

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)

Batting
Based on 3.1 plate appearances for each

game a player's team has played.
G ABR

Mauer,Minn = 113
Youkilis,Bos = 119
Kinsler, Tex * 121
Pedroia, Bos 126
Bradley, Tex 102
Polanco, Det 114
Suzuki, Sea 129
Ordonez,Det 113
Damon, NY 112
A.Rdrigez,NY 109
Homeruns
Quentin, Chi —.....35
Dye, CHI .neneneeenee3 1
Hamilton, Tex ....29
Sizemore, Clev ..29
Cabrera, Det ........28
A.Rdriguez, NY ..28
Huff, Balt ..........27
PEMA, TB neessneene 26
Thome, CNi .........26

Giambi, NY .........25
Doubles

Roberts, Balt ......45
Kinsler, TOX .essuoe41



Pedroia, BOs .......40
Ibanez, Sea 2.39
Markakis, Balt ....39
RUOS, TOP esssosensese 38
Huff, Balt .........37

Triples
Crawford, TB ........10

Granderson, Det 10
Roberts, Balt ..........8









Inglett, Tor ......
Runs

Kinsler, Tex .......102
Pedroia, Bos ........96
Quentin, Chi ........92

Markakis, Balt ....90
Roberts, Balt .......89
Granderson, Det 84
A.Rdriguez, NY .84

410 79 132 322
451 79 144 319
518 102 165 .319
531 96 169 318
337 69 107 318
470 74 147 .313
544 83 170 313
436 55 136 312
437 74 136.311
404 84 125 .309
Runs batted in
Hamilton, Tex .115
Cabrera, Det .....100
Morneau, Minn .99
Quentin, Chi .....97
Mora, Balt .......95
Huff, Balt 89
Youkilis, Bos ........88
Ibanez, Sea .........87
Abreu, NY ........-82
Hits

SuzuKi, Sea ........170

Lopez, Sea
Hamilton, Tex ..152
Ibanez, Sea .....152
Stolen bases
Ellsbury, Bos ..41
SuzuKi, Sea ..........38
Upton, TB ........ ined F,
Sizemore, Clev ...34
Roberts, Balt .
Rios, Tor .....
Gomez, Mi
Total bases
Hamilton, Tex .276
Huff, Balt ..........269
Kinsler, Tex .....268
Dye, CHI een 266
Cabrera, Det ....261
Quentin, Chi ...261







On-base + slugging Slugging pct.
Bradley, Tex. .1.030 A.Rdrguez, NY .589

A.Rdrguez, NY .987
Quentin, ChiA .974
Youkilis, Bos. ....957
Drew, Bos. .........930
Dye, ChiA ........-.928
Walks

Cust, Oak 87
Upton, TB 085
Markakis, Balt ....82
Sizemore, Clev ..82
Drew, Bos 78
Thome, CHI 1.075



Bradley, Tex .......585
Quentin, Chi 577

Dye, Chi ........... STL
Youkilis, Bos .....572
Z2tled a. 550
On-base pct.

Bradley, Tex ......445
Mauer, Minn ..416
Drew, Bos .........-408
Markakis, Balt .403
A.Rdrguez, NY .398
Ramirez, Bos ....398

Pitching

Victories

Lee, Clev ._......18-2
Mussina, NY —.16-7
Burnett, Tor 16-9
Matszaka, Bos 15-2
Halladay, Tor ..15-9
Saunders, LA ...14-6
Santana, LA ......13-5
Floyd, Chi .........1 3-6
Snnnstine, TB .13-6

ERA
Lee, Clev ........ 2.43
Dehschrr, Oak 2.54



Halladay, Tor ...2.68
Lackey, LA .......3.09
Danks, Chi ........3.16
Galarraga, Det 3.17
Hrnandez, Sea 3.23
Guthrie, Balt ...3.28
Saunders, LA ....3.37
Saves

0 F.Rodriguez, LA 49



Sherrill, Balt
Rivera, NY ......... 30
Percival, TB ..........27

rome games
Halladay, Tor —...8

Strikeouts
Burnett, Tor ....178
Halladay, Tor ....168
Santana, LA ...166
Vazquez, Chi ....163
Greinke, KC ......146
Beckett, Bos ....145
Lee, Clev . 141
Hrnandez, Sea .140
Innin

Halladay, Tor 198
Guthrie, Balt 183%
Lee, Clev ........ 177%
Burnett, Tor 171%
Shields, TB 171
Vazquez, Chi ....171
Verlander, Det ..171
Games





Green, Sea —........61
Wright, TeX ...c.061
Dotel, Chi ............60

Guerrier, Minn ...60
F. Rodriguez, LA .60

Quality starts
Guthrie, Bal. 19

LOO, CLO. seen 9
Holds
Shields, LA 26
Wheeler, T.B.


4B - MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2008 - USA TODAY

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

~ the All-Star break.

The Marlins are hitting
.230 the second half with 35
home runs, compared with
a .256 average with 135



home runs the first half. Ug-

gla is hitting just .200 since

the All-Star break with four

By Steve Mitchell, US Presswire homers and 12 RBI. He hit
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 412 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

Rockies 4, Reds 3

Cincinnati. 010 011 000 000 —3
Colorado... 100 000 101 001—4





Pittsburgh ab’ r hbijbbso avg Cincinnati ab rhbijbbso avg
Morgan cf 5 13 1] 0 1.226 _ DickersonIf 6 11 1) 0 2 319
Wilson ss 6 02 0] 0 1.277 Cabrerass 5 00 0} 0 3 .291
Doumit c 6 02 1] 0 0 .330 Bray p 0000/00 -
Ad.LaRoche1b 3 01 O| O 1 .269 Valentin ph 000 0] 1 O .252
Mientkiewicz. 2 00 0] 1 0.279 Lincolnp 0 00 0} 0 0.000
1b B. Phillips 2b 5 00 0] 1 1 .265
- Michaels rf 5 02 0] 1 1 244 Votto1b 4 11 0] 1 2 290
Moss If -. - 6.0.2.0] 0.2..219 . Brucerf 5:00 0] 0 4-.256
Gomez 3b 6 0\1 O| O 1..292 .Encarnacion3b 3 1 2 0] 2 O .252
Rivas 2b }: | 6 .1)1°0] 0! 01.222 » ‘ Pattersoncf. 4011] 1 1 195
Maholm p 2000/0 1.109. Bakoc - 3 00 1] 0 O .208
FSanchezph 1 11 0} 0.0 .252 Weathers p 0000;00
D.Bautista‘p;;,.-0 O 0,.0}.0 -0 .200 Keppinger ss 1000;00 263
McLouth ph 1011] 00.277 Cuetop 100 0] 0 O .026
Capps p 0 00 0} 0 O 000 Masset p 1 00 0] 0 1 .000
Grabow p 0 00 0} O 0 000 Majewski p 1 00 0] 0 O .000
An.LaRocheph 1 00 0] 0 1.169 = Affeldtp 0 00 0} 0 O 000,
Yates p 0oo000;00 - Haniganc 000 Oj 2 O .238
Davis p 000 0/0 0.000 _ Totals 39 35 3| 814
Totals 50_316 3 > Batting — 2B: Votto (23). HR: Dick-




erson (3). SF: Bako. RBL Dickerson (6);

Patterson (22); ; Baka |). Team LOB: 9
> Baserunni Patterson (13).

cs: Bruce (5); Latent ).

> Fiel E: B. Phillips (6); Votto

(it); Bruce 2 (7); Encarnacion (20). PB:

> Batting — 3B: F. Sanchez (1). S: Mor-
gan. RBI: Morgan (3); Doumit (50);
McLouth (76). Team LOB: 14

> Baserunning — SB: Morgan (3).

> Fielding — DP: 4.









Milwaukee ab rhbiljbbso avg ‘0. DP: 1.

Weeks 2b 5110/1 2.229 ae sb Fh bi a
Hardy ss 5 03 1/1 0 283 Barmes2b-ss 7 01 0] 0 0 .292
Braun If 5 00 0/0 3.299 podsednikcf 4 10 .0| 0 1 .257
Villanueva p 000 0} 0 O .125 Torrealba ph 1000] 01 245
Mota p 0000/00 - bBuchhoizp OO000;/00 -
Fielder 1b 4000/12.270 smithph 000 0\1 0 263
Hart rf 5110/0 1.285 Fuentesp ocoodlo0. -
Cameron cf 5.15 2)0 0.257 Quintanillazb 1 11 1] 0 0 246
Hall 3b 413 0) 0 0.225 Holliday If 422 0| 2 0 343
Torres p 0 00 0} O O .000 Hawpetf 400 0| 2 2 287
Nixlf 1000/0 0.111 Atkins 1b 5 01 0] 1 2 293
Kendall c 4000/1 0 249 stewart 3b 6 03 0| 0 2.314
Sabathia p 2.01 0]01 233 jannettac 3010\2 1 267
Kapler ph 101 1/0 0 302 Tylowitzkiss 6 01 0] 0 1 235
Riske p 0000/0 0.000 speierp 0 00 O| 0 0 000
Shouse p, 0000)/00_ - Jimenez p 2 00 O| 0 1.037
Counsell3b .2 000/00 .222 “Bakerph 0000/10 261
Totals 43 44 Grilli p 0 00 0| 0 0.000
> Batting — 2B: Hart (37).HR:Camer- Corpasp 0 00 0; 0 0.000
on (23). RBI: Hardy (62); Cameron 2 _Taverasph-cf 2 0.0 Oj O O .264

Totals 45 410 1| 911



(58); Kapler (35). GIDP: Braun 2; Fielder;
Hart. Team LOB: 9

> Baserunning — SB: Weeks (17);
Cameron (14). CS: Kapler(1).

> Fielding — DP: 1.

> Batting — 2B: Stewart (15). HR:

Quintanilla (2) S: lannetta; Taveras. RBI:

pulntanilla 15). GIDP: Tulowitzki. Team
B: 1

hasn’t been the same since .

Pitchi ip h rer bbso era ve basrona ‘ — SB: Podsednik (11);
peters ? near Fielding — E: Jimenez (3).

Maholm 12 2 fl Pitching. ip h rer bbso era
D. Bautista 2711111473 Pitching h rer bbso era
‘Capps 1000 00305 Cincinnati

Grabow 1000 023.00 Cueto 3010 3 4465
Yates 1100 015.01 Masset 2100 2 3 1.88
Davis L,1-4 % 1117 10412 Majewski 13.11 > 1 05.24
Milwaukee Affeldt 2200 O 33.34
Sabathia 6811 051,59 Weathers 1%210 3 03.45
Riske 1211 00408 Bray 14100 0 1257
Shouse 1100 00225 LincolnL,1-5 %111 #0 0455
Torres 2311 02258 Colorado

Villanueva 1200 2 1 440 panes 8 - 2 4 6 395
Motawa-5 1000 0 1.453 Grill 1000 01335
WP: Torres. Batters faced; pitches- Buchholz 2000 21161
strikes: Maholm 27; 96-61; D. Bautista Fuentes, 1100 0 32.79
7; 26-19; Capps 3; 14-8; Grabow 3; Speier W,2-1 1000 2.04.70

11-8; Yates 4; 15-11; Davis 3; 12-6; Sa-
bathia 25; 96-64; Riske 5; 24-16; Shouse
4; 20-13; Torres 9; 33-20; Villanueva 7;
38-20; Mota 3; 7-6.

> Umpires — HP: Davidson; 1B:
Marquez; 2B: Reilly; 3B: Fletcher.

> Game data —T: 4:00. Att: 45,163.

WP: Masset; Affeldt; Buchholz, Batters
faced; pitches-strikes: Cueto 15; 74-42;
Masset 9; 37-18; Majewski 6; 30-17; Af-
feldt 8; 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;
Speier 5; 19-10.

> Umpires — HP: Rakos; 1B: Nelson;
2B: Johnson; 3B: Joyce.

> Game data —T: 4:24. Att: 31,173.

NL leaders (through Saturday) ’

Battin tting
Based on 3.) plate appearances for each

game a player's aa has played.
B

On-base + slugging
Pujols, St.L .....1.092
Brkmn, Hou. ..1.034
C. Jones, Atl. ..1.026

Slugging pct.

Pujols, StL ..........630
Ludwick, StL ....606
Berkman, Hou.603



AB R_ HA

Holliday, Col..1.018 Braun, Mil .......596
Pile stk. 117-419 99 149 396. Ludwick, St. ..989 Holliday, Col 590
Holliday,Col 114 442 92 151.342 Burrell, Phi._-947 Lee, Hou 569
Berkman,Hou 127 453 99 150 331 Walks On-base pct.
Theriot, Chi 120 474 68 150 316 Dunn,Cin-Ari...94 Pujols, StL .....462
Lee, Hou 115 436 61 137 314 Burrell, Phil ......88 C. Jones, Atl ...459
Schumker, StL 123 445 77 138 .310 Pujols,StL .......83 Berkman, Hou.431
Molina, StL 108 394 33 122.310 Wright,NY ...78 Holliday,Col ...428
Ludwick,StL 121 429 88 132 308: Berkman,Hou ...75 Theriot, Chi ....394
Hudson, Ari. 107 407 54 124 305 Beltran,NY....74 3tied 390
Home runs Runs batted in

Dunn, Cin -Ari. ...34
Howard, Phil .......34

Howard, Phil ..108
Lee, Hou .............100,

Pitching

Victories

Strikeouts

Braun, Mil ...........32 Wright, NY ......99 Webb, Afi. ....... 19-4 Lincecum, SF ...200
Ludwick, StL ........31 Ludwick, StL .....95 Dempster, Chi 15-5 Billingsley, LA ...168
Utley, Phil ....31 Berkman, Hou ...93 Volquez,Cin —.15-5 Hamels, Phil .....162
Burrell, Phil .......30 A.Gonzalez,SD .92 Cook, Col ........15-8 Haren, Ari. .........160
Fielder, Mil ......28 Braun, Mil 90 Lincecum, SF ..14-3 Cain, SF e157
A.Gonzalez,SD .28 Ramirez,Chi ...90 Haren, Ari. 14-6 Volquez, Cin —.155
Lee, Hou ......... wnee28 Hits ERA Dempster, Chi ..153
Ramirez, Fla ......28 Reyes, NY 165 Lincecum,SF.248 Santana, NY ....153

Doubles
Berkman, Hou ....39



Holliday, Col ....151
Berkman, Hou .150

Santana, NY .....2.64
Webb, Ari. ........2.74

Webb, Ari. ..........153
Innings



McLouth, Pitt .....39 Theriot, Chi ..150 Volquez,Cin ..2.80 Hamels, Phil .188%
YOUNR, ALD. enenn37 LEO, CHI ceesevnseee 149 Pe AVY, SD ..usnee2.84 Santana, NY .......184
Hart, Mil .............36 Pujols, StL .........149 Dempster,Chi 2.85 Webb, Ari. ......184
SE ae Stolen bases Billingsley, LA .3.10 Cook, Col 182
amirez, Chi ....35 Tayeras,Col ....61 Haren, Ari. ....3.12 Games

Triples J.Reyes, NY ...40 Sheets, Mil ....3.16 Ohman, Atl 69
Reyes, NY ....14 Pierre,LA........38 Hudson, Atl ...3.17 Boyer, Atl .......68
LEWIS, SF ssescssesee 10 Bourn, Hou ........33 Saves Feliciano, NY ........67
Drew, ALL. ssecnneeeneD ROMMINS, PHIL 21-31 Wilson, SF ....34 Heilman, NY ........67
Rollins, Phil .........8 lout Fla ......29 Valverde, Hou ...32 Marmol, Chi ......
Runs TP, LA enn .28 Lidge, Phil .......31 Quality starts
Berkman, Hou ..99 vein Phil ...28 Gregg, Fla ..........28 Lincecum, SF. ..21
Ramirez, Fla ......97 Total bases Wagner, NY 27 Santana, NY-N ~21
Holliday, Col .....92 Braun, Mil ......288 Hoffman, SD .—26 Webb, ATi. wmumon21
J. Reyes, NY ......91 Berkman, Hou 273 Wood, Chi.......26 Haren, Ari. ....20
Wright, NY ..........90 Utley, Phil .......273 comp. fares _ Holds

Ludwick, StL........88 Pujols, StL .......264 Sabathia, Mil ....5 NicClellan, SLL .29

Beltran, NY ...........87
McLouth, Pitt .......87

Ramirez, Fla ....264
J. Reyes, NY ........264

Sheets, Mil

Webb, Ari... 3

“4 Marmol, ChiN ....24

Major League Baseball

By Colin Fly
The Associated Press

MILWAUKEE — JJ. Har-
dy’s patience was wearing
thin in extra innings, but he
waited — exactly one more
pitch.

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 coinelience
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-

CUBS 6,
Nationals 1



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

Sunday’s games

Brewers cap sweep 4-3

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.

Rich Harden matched a career high with 11 strikeouts as Chicago won its
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
* well together. I’m comfortable with him behind the plate. I think a lot of it is

mixing up pitches, keeping them guessing.”

Brad Ausmus led off the 10th inning with his second homer of the season,
and Darin Erstad connected for his third three batters later.

Josh Willingham homered and drove in two runs to back Ricky Nolasco’s
outstanding pitching performance. Nolasco allowed three hits and struck out

Astros 6,
METS4

Marlins 5,
DIAMONDBACKS 2

10 over 73 innings.

CARDINALS 6,
Braves 3

ROCKIES 4,
Reds 3

Braden Looper (12-10) worked seven innings for the sixth consecutive time,
matching his victory total from 2007, his first season as a starter.

Omar Quintanilla homered with one out in the 12th inning. Colorado tied it
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,
Padres 4

Los les vs.
PHILADELPHIA

*HOME team in caps

NL wild-card standings

Pct _GB
580) —
553 3%
5435
511 9
508 9%
504 9%

Ww L
Milwaukee 76 _55
St. Louis 73
Philadelphia 70
Florida 67
Hauston 66
LosAngeles 65

Cardinals 6, Braves 3
Atlanta 030 000 000-3

St. Louis 220 101 00x —6

Atlanta
Blanco cf
Escobar ss

























b
4
4
C. Jones 3b 3
McCann c 4
Infante 2b 3
Prado 1b 4
B. Jones If 4
Francoeur rf 3
Reyes p 2

Boyer p 0

Norton ph 1

Acosta p 0
Totals 32

> Batting — 2B: C. Jones (18

NoocoCoO-cCcCOCOoO-0o
VrIMocooo-cCoO-CcCOoOW

RBI:
Blanco (29); Reyes 2 (2). GIDP: Fran-
coeur. Team LOB: 5

> Fielding —E: Francoeur (4).

St. Louis ab r hbi

bso avg
Izturis ss 5 02 0] O 1 .257
Mather cf-If 2 11 2) 2 0 .256
Pujols 1b 2 12 2) 3 0 359
Ludwick rf 5 00 0] O 2 .304
Glaus 3b 5 00 0] O 0 274
Molinac 3.11 0} 1 O 310
Miles 2b 412 0] 0 0 313
Looper p 200 0] 0 0.275
Ankiel ph 100 0] 0 O .272
Springer p 0000/00 -
Villone p 000 0] O 0.000
Perez p 0 00 Oj O 0.000
Barton If 3.13 2] 0 O .269
Schumaker pr- 1 1 0 0] O O .309
cf
Totals 33 611 6} 6 3



> Batting — 2B; Mather (7); Barton (8).
HR: Pujols (28). S: Looper. SF: Mather.
RBI: Mather 2 (17); Pujols 2 (87); Barton
2(13). Team LOB: 11

> Fielding — DP: 1.

Pitching ip h rer bbso era
Atlanta

Reyes L,3-10 54965 4 2 5.34
Boyer %000 O 05.16
Acosta 2200 2 1 3.86
St. Louis

LooperW,12-10 7633 2 5 3.94
Springer H,11 %000 O 0241
Villone H,14 %100 0 0481
PerezS,5 1% 000 0 03.09

WP: Accsta. 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; Perez 4; 14-11.

> Umpires — HP: Miller; 1B: Meals; 2B:

Darling; 3B: Emmel.

> Game data —T: 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
Washi n ab rhbijbbso avg
Harris | 401 0] 0 1 .255
Guzman ss 400 0] 0 1 .293
Zimmerman3b 4 00 0] O 4 .268
Milledge cf 401 0] O 2 .260
Belliard 1b 401 0] 0 3 278
Flores c 400 0] 0 1 .264
Kearns rf 3.111) 0 1 217
Hernandez2b 3 00 0] O O 438
Bergmann p 2 00 0] O 1 .000
Shell p 000 0; O O .000
Manning p 0000;00 -
Langerhansph 0 0 0 0} 1 O .250
Hanrahan p 0 00 0} O 0 .000
Totals 32.141,114




> Batting — HR: Kearns (7). RBI: Kearns
(32). Team LOB: 5
> Fielding — E:Zimmerman(7). DP: 1.

Chicago ab- rh bilbb so

Soriano If 3.10 0] 1 O .283
Theriot ss 3.01 0}. 1 1 317
Ramirez 3b 401 1] 0 O .288
Ward 1b 400 0] 0 1 218
DeRosa rf-2b 4 12 1] 0 1 .287
Edmonds cf 2 10 0} 2 O .231
Soto c 411 2] 0 1 284
Fontenot 2b 3.11 0] O 1 .286
Marmol p 0 00 O] 0 0.000
Cedeno ph 100 0] O O 274
Samardzijap 0 00 0] 0 0.000
Harden p 2 00 O| O 2..067
Fukudome ph- 1 1 1 2] 0 O .264
rf

Totals 3167 6/47

> Batting — 2B: Ramirez (36); Fonte-
Not (18). HR: DeRosa (18); Soto (19); Fu-
kudome (9). RBE Ramirez (91); DeRosa

(77); Soto 2 (71); Fukudome 2 (49).

Team LOB: 5
> Baserunning — SB: Theriot (19).
> Fielding — E: Ramirez(11).

Pitching ip h_rer bbso_era

Washington

BergmannL2- 64 444 4 6 456
10.

Shell %221 0 02.25
Manning %000 O 1 5.12
Hanrahan 1100 O 03.72
Chicago

Harden W,4-1 7211 «O11 147
Marmol 1100 1 12.79
Samardzija 1100 O 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; Samardzija 4; 19-10.

> Umpires — HP: Hernandez; 1B:
Cooper; 2B: Foster; 3B: Cousins.

> Game data —T: 2:22. Att: 40,682.



Giants 7, Padres 4






San Diego ............ 100 200 010 —4
San Francisco... 000 124 00x—7
San Diego ab rhbiljbbso avg
Giles rf 3.11 1) 2 0 .291
Rodriguez ss 502 0;00.
Gerut cf 5 01 0] 0 2.
A.Gonzalezib 5 01 0/0 1.
Kouzmanoff3b 5 12 0/00.
Headley If 4110;/01.
E.Gonzalez2b 4111/01.
Hundley c 3011;/00.
Banks p 1000/00.
Hampson p 000 0;0 0,
Falkenborgp 000 0/0 0,
Hairston ph 1000/01.
Adams p 000 0;0 0.
Ledezma p 0000/00,
Bard ph 1011;00.
Bell p 0000/00
Totals 37 4,26
> Batting — HR: Giles @). S: Banks. RBI:
Giles (47); E. Gonzalez (23); Hundley

(12); Bar (13). Team LOB: 11
> Fielding — DP: 2.

San Francisco ab
Winn rf
Ochoa ss
Taschner p
Yabu p
Hinshaw p
Velez ph
Wilson p
Lewis If
Molina c
Rowand cf
Sandoval 3b-1b
Ishikawa 1b
Aurilia ph-3b
Burriss 2b
Correia p
Vizquel ph-ss
Totals
> Batting — 2B: Lewis (25); Molina
(28). HR: Molina (10). S: Vizquel. RBI:
Winn (55); Molina 5 (77); Sandoval (3).
GIDP: Velez; Lewis. Team LOB: 8
> Baserunning — SB: Winn (24).



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WHNNWOBWAUOHOOOLA
swcocoooo-cucoecjcoo—

Pitching ip h rer bbso era
San Diego

Banks 3.507 ds eh AS
Hampson 14% 222 0 1 3.80
Falkenborg %200 0 0476
Adams L,1-3 1344 1 02.85
Ledezma 1000 1 O 4.47
Bell 1000 1 1 3.09
San Francisco

Correia W,3-7 6733 245.11
Taschner %200 0 0 3.89
Yabu %111 =O 03.81
Hinshaw %100 O 1 3.74
Wilson S,35 1000 O 1 4.10

IBB: Giles (by Correia). HBP: rorenate
Yabu); Hundley (by Yabu); Rowand (by
Banks). Batters faced; pitches-strikes:
Banks 15; 53-33; Hampson 6; 34-22;
Falkenborg 4; 15-12; Adams 7; 17-7; Le-
dezma 4; 16-7; Bell 3; 14-8; Correia 27;
113-74; Taschner 4; 11-8; Yabu $; 19-
11; Hinshaw 3; 17-12; Wilson 3; 13-9.

> Umpires — HP: Danley; 1B: Tiller; 2B:
Diaz; 3B: Schrieber.

> Game data —T: 3:25. Att: 37,174.

Kevin Correia (3-7) won for only the second time since April. The Giants’
five-game winning streak is their longest this season.

Manny Ramirez is 4-for-16 with no extra-base hits and no RBI in his last five
games after batting .424 with 21 RBI in his first 16 games with the Dodgers.



Astros 6, Mets 4

Houston.......... 000 300 100 2—6
New York........ 201 010 000 0—4

Houston ab rhbilbbso avg
Abercrombiecf 4 00 0] 0 1 .207
Sampson p 000 0] 0 O .136
Hawkins p 0000/00 -
Berkman ph 100 0] O O .330
Valverde p 000 0} 0 0 .000
Erstad 1b 5 22 1] 0 2 300
Tejada ss 5 11 0] O 0 .287
Wigginton If 401 0] O 2 299
Loretta 2b 3.00 1] 0 O .268
Pence rf 3.21 2) 1 1 .260
Castillo 3b 2 00 0} 0 O 242
Blum ph-3b 2 01 0] 0 O .237
Quintero c 2 00 0] 0 O .230
Newhan ph 1011) 0 0.218
Ausmus C 1 11 =1]) 0 O .230
Wolf p 2 00 O| O 2 .130
Bourn ph-cf 100 0] 1 1 .225
Totals 36 68 6/29



> Batting — 2B: Tejada (29); Wiggin-
ton (21); Blum (8). HR: E1stad (3); Pence
(18); Ausmus (2). SF: Loretta. RBI: Erstad
(26); Loretta (35); Pence 2 (63); Newhan
(4); Ausmus (19). Team LOB: 3



> Fielding — DP: 1.

New York ab rhbilbbso avg
J. Reyes'ss 5 01 0] 0 O .300
Evans If 5 11 0] 0 O .264
Wright 3b 4 11 0] 1 0 .293
Beltran cf 3.2 2 3] 1 0 .270
Delgado 1b 400 0] 0 O .258
Tatis rf *3.01 1] 1 0 297
Easley 2b 401 0] 0 0.261
Castroc 3.00 0] O 1 248
Murphy ph 100 Oj 0,0 358
Schneider c 000 0] O O .257
Perez p 3.00 0] O 3.114
Heilman p 0 00 0} O O .000
Schoeneweisp 0 0 0 0} O O .000
Smith p 000 0; 0 0 .000
Ayala p 0 00 0} 0 0 .000
Church ph 100 0}.0 0 .310
Feliciano p 0000/00 -
Sanchez p 0000;00 -
Totals 36 474,34

> Batting — 2B: Wright (37). HR: Bel-
tran 2(19). RBI: Beltran 3 (86); Tatis (39).

Team LOB:5

Pitching ip h rer bbso era
Houston

Wolf 6744 3 4486
Sampson 2000 O 0 4.27
Hawkins W,2-0 1000 0 00.00
Valverde S,33 1000 O 0 4.01
New York

Perez 64444 1 8 4.00
Heilman BS,4 %200 0 05.37
Schoeneweis %000 1 02.94
Smith %000 O 0 4.06
Ayala * 1000 005.40
FelicianoL2-4 % 222 0 1 402
Sanchez %000 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; Heilman 2; 4-3; Schoeneweis 3;
15-9; Smith 2; 11-7; Ayala 3; 16-9; Fel-
iciano 4; 11-9; Sanchez 1; 2-1.

> Umpires — HP: Holbrook; 1B: Fair-
child; 2B: Wegner; 3B: Bell.

> Game data —T: 3:12. Att: 49,758.

Marlins 5, Diamondbacks 2










Florida 110 001 002-5
Arizona. 100 001 000 —2
Florida b rhbilbbso avg
Ramirez ss 5 01 1] 0 3 .296
Amezaga 2b §)-11-0)O).1-.255
Cantu 1b 401 0] 0 0 276
Willingham If 4 1 3 2] 0 O .266
Ross cf 400 0] O 2 .257
Helms 3b 4 01 0] O O .248
Gonzalez rf 3.11 0] O 2 .259
Hermida rf 1:11 0) 0 :0..251
Treanor c 400 0] 0 1 .232
Nolasco p 3.01 1] 0 1 122
Rhodes p 0000/00 -
Lo Duca ph 111 °1) 0 0 .248
Gregg p 0 00 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: Willing-
ham (9). RBI: Ramirez (58); Willingham
2 (37); Nolasco (4); Lo Duca (14). Team
LOB: 6 :



Arizona ab rh bijbbso avg
Drew ss 422 1] 0 2 .285
Young cf 401 0] 0 0.241
Jackson If 401 1] 0 1 301
Dunn rf 3.00 0} 1 2 235
Clark 1b 3.00 0} 1 3 .243
Reynolds 3b 400 0] 0 3 241
Snyder c 3.00 Oj O 1 .248
Ojeda 2b 3.00 0] O O .264
Davis p 2 00 0] 0 0 .094
Cruz p 0000;00 -
Romero ph 000 0] 0 OQ .244
Burke ph 100 0] 0 1 .197
Lyon p 0000/00 -
Totals 31 2 4 2| 213

> Batting — 2B: Drew (33); Jackson
(25), HR: Drew (15). RBI: Drew (53);
Jackson (68). Team LOB: 4

Pitching ip h rer bbso era
Florida

Nolasco W,13-7 7% 3 2 2 110 3.62
Rhodes 000 O 20.00
Gregg S,29 1100 1 1 2.72
Arizona

Davis L,5-8 7733 0 8 463
Cruz 1100 O 2 2.89
Lyon 1322 0 0 496

Batters faced; pitches-strikes: Nolasco
26; 108-76; Rhodes 2; 9-6; Gregg 5; 27-
15; Davis 28; 110-72; Cruz 4; 14-11;
Lyon 6; 16-12.

> Umpires — HP: Nauert; 1B: Winters;
2B: Hoye; 3B: O'Nora.

> Game data —T: 2:53. Att: 31,518.

National

League

East

New York 72 59 550 —
Philadelphia, 70.59 .543 1
Florida 67 64 .511
Atlanta

Last vs.
W_L Pct. GB Strk 10 Div. Home A
L273 |29-20 40-25 32-34
W-2 6-4 2722 36-28 34-31
5 Wl 4-6 2721 35-31 32-33
57 74 435 15 L4 2-8 20-27 34-31 23-43

Washington 46 85 351 26 L-2 28 17-30 23-39 23-46
vs.
Central W_L Pct. GB Strk 10 Div. Home Away

Chicago 80 50 .615

Milwaukee

W-2_73 35-23 49-19 3131
76 55 580 4% W-4 6-4 35-24 4124 35-31



St. Louis
Houston

73 59 553 8 W-1_ 73 29-28 3630 3729
66 64 508 14 W-2 5-5 2730 34-28 3236

Pittsburgh 57 73 438 23 L-4 2-8 20-34 34-31 23-42

Cincinnati

West

Arizona 68 62 523 —

57 74 435 234% L2 4-6 26-33 32-33 25-41

Vs.
W L Pct. GB Strk 10 Div. Home A
Ll

73 34-16 3728 3134

Los Angeles 65 64 .504 2% L-2 5-5 24-24 39-30 26-34

Colorado

61 71 462 8 W-2 73 19-29 36-30 25-41

San Francisco 58 72 446 10 W-5 8-2 24-22 29-37 29-35
SanDiego _ 48 82 -.369 20 L7 28 20-30 2738 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



Career
vs.
2008season opp. 2007-08vs. opp. Last 3 starts
Pitchers W-L___IP_ERA W-L__W-L__IP_ ERA Wa IP__ERA
Los Angeles at Philadelphia, Line: ; Total runs:
Billingsley (R) 12-9 162% 3.10 1-0 ‘9 12375 1-0. ,.19 3.79
hi.-Myers(R 6-10 1434 “71 3-2 8 3.38 2-1_23% 1,52

Chica at Psburgh, As ET (Line: ; “Total runs)
Chi.-Lilly (L) 12-7 425 2-0 2-0 35% 429 “4-1 am :
Pit. Karteits R 2-2 225 1-0 1-0 6 000 1-2 336
Houston at New York, OFT Line: ; Total runs: i
Boal srenier i) 9-4°1164 387 2-4 0-1 24 7.71 20 174 3.06




izona at isan Diego, 10:05
Ari.-Haren {R)
S.D.-Pea'

Tucson. ... RHP Brandon
Webb is one win away from be-
coming the first 20-game win-
ner in the National League since
2005.

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: 18 Derrek Lee did
not start because 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.

Cincinnatt: 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: ri 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
decision.

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: 18 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-
ink

Angeles: when RHP
os am dux 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: rp 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.

284 11-11
Colora ae San Francisco, 10:15 ET (Line: ; Total runs:

2.
4.76 2-1

20%

3.92






3-1 27 3.33

4-3 49% 3.65

19% 6.05



Col.-Francis (L) 3-8 1 1%, 5.52 6-5 3 Z 35 4.11 1 17% - 4.67

S.F.-Cain(R 8-9 176% 3.52 6-3 34% _ 2.60 1-0 21% + 2.91

Lines by Danny Sheridan

Results, upcoming games

Friday Saturday Tuesday

Was. 13, Chi. 5 Chi. 9, Was. 2 N.Y. at Phi., 7:05

Phi. 8, L.A. 1 Atl. 8, St.L. 4 Chi. at Pit., 7:05

N.Y. 3, Hou. 0 Phi. 9, L.A. 2 Fla. at Atl, 7:10 °

Mil. 10, Pit. 4 SE. 4, S.D. 2 L.A. at Was., 7:10

StL. 18, Atl. 3 Mil. 6, Pit. 3 Cin, at Hou.,8:05

Cin. 8, Col. 5 Hou. 8, N.Y. 3 Mil. at St.L., 8:15

. 9, Ari. 4 Col. 7, Cin. 6 Ari. at S.D,, 10:05
S.E.5, S.D.0 Ari. 7, Fla. 1 Col. at SF, 10:15
National League notes

Arizona: RH reliever Bil Over his last 19 games, Camer-

Buckner was called up eo on is batting .382 (26-for-68)

Class AAA Tucson as insurance With seven home runs and 14

for Sunday’s starter, RHP Doug RBI.

Davis, who had been battling = New York: 2B Luis Castillo

back stiffness. Buckner was not (strained left hip flexor) had

needed in long relief, however. —_ panned to return from the dis-

LH reliever Doug Slaten,03 abled list Saturday. But with Da-
_ witha430ERAin38 games ion Easley and rookie Ate

with Arizona, was optioned to. nis Reyes combining to -- }-'

perform well in his one
Castillo eee to delay his acti-
vation a few days.

Philadelphia: oF ceoft
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
Andy Tracy 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
sent down. ... CF Nate
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

finger.

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 in Au-
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 offa
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
year.

Washington: 18 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 Shawn Hill (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
USA TODAY - MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2008 - 5B



Cleveland Browns

New team,
attitude
for Rogers

By Jarrett Bell
USA TODAY

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 vblivious to the rap from the past.

“At times, | 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 come with it, and you're held to a higher stan-
dard. J understand that. I took the accolades, so at the
same timei have to take the criticisms.”

There is.no gray area with the Browns’ expectations.
Rogers’ new, six-year, $42 million contract includes
$20 million i in guaranteed money, reflecting the need
for a diffetence-maker. The Browns were 27th against
the run last season — and since their rebirth in 1999 as
an expangon franchise haven’t fared better than 23rd.

Coach Romeo Crennel, the former New England Pa-
triots’ deBnsive coordinator, likens Rogers’ potential for
a revivalto. Corey Dillon and Randy Moss, who shed

Indianapolis Colts

Wayne sets a
goals, then
produces

_ By Skp Wood
USA “ODAY

INDIANAPOLIS — Poor, poor Blue.

Hes the Indianapolis Colts’ team mas-
cot, «nd by necessity he has something
of a horse face, because, well, he repre-
sent:a horse.

But that’s not the reason Blue’s feel-
ings possibly have been hurt by none

National Football League



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

_ “Based on what Matt’s done this spring, what he’s done this camp, bomen
doesn’t negate any of that.”




By Michael Sackett, US Presswire

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 | 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.

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
underestimated.

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
359.

“T'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 | don’t
play for the Lions anymore, | play for the Browns.”

‘Gadget freak’

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reg-
gie Wayne i 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 | 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 | definitely find it interesting.”

‘Skip Wood

othe than Pro Bowl wide receiver Reg-
gie Wayne, who proudly has four little
stufed animals on the top shelf of his
locler stall for all to see.

They’re not cute little colts. They’re
cut? little kittens, and they go by the
name of Sir Purr, who happens to be the
mscot of the ... Carolina Panthers.

‘| have some friends from my home-
town (of New Orleans) who gave them
tome as a joke,” Wayne says with a
chuckle. “They live (in the Charlotte
aiea) now and were telling me it was
Grolina’s year this year, and they sent
them to me after the Carolina preseason
game this year.”

The Panthers prevailed 23-20. So why
rot just chuckle and then throw away
the Sir Purrs?

“Because | 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.”

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




By Al Messerschmidt, 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
season.

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 teok doctors
about 10 minutes to put it back in
place.

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
Ravens.

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 -Kaesviharn 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
efensive end Jason Taylor is expected
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 473 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
quarter.

Contributing: The Associated Press



Horse racing

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



By Mike Groll, AP

Tight: Robby Albarado and Mambo in Seattle, left,
were edged by Garrett Gomez and Colonel John.

BH

By Tom Pedulla
USA TODAY

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.

“| 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
Kentucky.”

The Travers was all the more impressive because
Colonel John overcame considerable adversity for
jockey Garrett Gomez. He feacted 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.”
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fl E

Open

ata
glance

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.

US. Open facts

When: Today-Sept. 7
Where: New York
Prize money:
$1.5 million each
for the men’s and
women’s singles
champs
TV(ET)
> Today: 11 a.m.-
5 p.m., 7-11 p.m.,
USA -
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
Amanmuradova,

11 a.m. ET

> Lindsay Davenport
(23) vs. Aleksandra
Wozniak (after De-
} mentieva match)
»-® Rafael Nadal (1) vs.
Bjorn Phau (after Da-
venport match)

> Coco Vandeweghe
vs. Jelena Jankovic
(2), 7 p.m. ET

> 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
(25).

> 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.

> Model Heidi Klum
has designed an offi-
cial U.S. Open T-shirt.

The odds

Odds against winning the
US. Open, by USA TODAY

rts analyst Danny
Sheridan:

- Men
Rafael Nadal .........sssssseeee
Roger Federer ..
Novak Djokovic
Andy Murray ..........00
Juan Martin

Del POtro ........sssssssseee 40

Andy Roddick ..........0 50-1

. Richard Gasquet ...... 100-1
James Blake ............. 110-1
Ernests Gulbis .......... 120-1
David Nalbandian ... 125-1
Fernando Gonzalez 130-1
Marat Safin «....ssssssses. 140-1
Nikolay Davydenko 150-1
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga . 160-1







David Ferrer ....++sssss.. 170-1
Stanislas Wawrinka 175-1
Gilles Simon ............. 175-1
Mario Ancic ....... .. 190-1
TVO Karlovic ...sssssseses. 200-1
Tommy Haas ............ 225-1
Tomas Berdych - .. 225-1
Mikhail Youzhny .....250-1
Field ..ensissesesescosccosseese 100:1
Women

Serena Williams

Ana Ivanovic .....

Venus Williams

Dinara Safina .... a
» Jelena Jankovic ........... -1
Svetlana Kuznetsova 15-1
Elena Dementieva ..... 20-1
Victoria Azarenka .....3
Agniezska
Radwanksa .........css0se 4
Anna Chakvetadze ....5
Dominika Cibulkova .5
Amelie Mauresmo .... 7
Nicole Vaidisova ......... 7
Lindsay Davenport ...8
Agnes Szavay ............4 8
Daniela Hantuchova .9
LENA siacszcsdscosscessadestcsccs 9
Nadia Petrova ...sssssss... 95-
Alona Bondarenko .. 100-
Tatiana Golovin ........ 110-
Vera Zvonareva ........ 125







Marion Bartoli ......... 130-1
Patty Schnyder 40-1
Shahar Peer . 50-1
Field

















| in forecast

- at the top.







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):
> Roger Federer
2004: Australian Open, Wimbledon, U.S. Open
2006: Australian Open, Wimbledon, U.S. Open
2007: Australian Open, Wimbledon, U.S. Open

> Mats Wilander, 1988: Australian Open,
French Open, U.S. Open
> Rod Laver, 1969: Australian

Open, French Open, Wimbledon,
US. Open










Spanish reign

ho,




at the Open

Rafael Nadal begins play in the U.S. Open as the No. 1

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,




Nadal’s big year
Spain’s Rafael Nadal Dominant: Top-
: Top-ranked
( see nay-DAHL) Rafael Nadal will try to
ascended to No. 1 in the winthe U.S.Openfor ~

ATP tour rankings for the
first time Aug. 18, ending
Roger Federer's 237-week run

the first time.

> 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

See photos ofthe action
at the U.S. Open, pits
follow in-pro:

scores from iShing

"Meadows, at tennis.usatoday.com

‘Williams sisters
expecting to be
second to none —

By Doug Smith
Special for USA TODAY

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

NEW YORK — Still buoyed by their surprising 12 finish at
Wimbledon, Venus and Serena Williams expec: to climb
back to Nos. 1 and 2 in the women tour’s compute; rankings.

Boris Becker vs. Ivan Lendl 13 “That’s the plan,” says Venus, the Wimbledon champion.
Bjorn Borg vs. Jimmy Connors 12 bey I don’t think either one us is aiming Ms No. 2.” 8
epee s pee ALG RULE > SAS enus’ response evoked laughter from the news medi
» Bjorn Borg vs. Guillermo Vilas ___10 but also signaled her determination not to settle fot No. 2, as
Rod Laver vs. Ken Rosewall 10 she did when the power-hitting sisters ruled the women’s
llie Nastase vs. Manuel Orantes 10 game at the turn of the 21st century.
Guillermo Vilas vs.BjornBorg 10 They resume their quest for the top two spots 4 the US.

Open, which begins today. No. 4 Serena, 26, faces Ukraine's
Kateryna Bondarenko, and No. 7 Venus, 28, plays Atstralia’s
- Samantha Stosur in the first round.

The sisters could meet in the quarterfinals, eliminating the
possibility of a second consecutive showdown in 2 Grand
Slam final. On their potential quarterfinal clash, Sereta 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 stil 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 thatsame
attitude here.”

With defénding champion Justine Henin in retirement and
Maria Sharapova, 2006 U.S. Open champion, on the siceline
with a torn rotator cuff, the Open crown seems up for giabs.

Top seeds Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic, both ofSer-
bia, are among the favorites. French Open champion |va-
novic replaced Jankovic at No. 1 last week. Jankovic saysthat
she, Ivanovic and Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic
have stirred much greater interest in tennis in Serbia. |

“A lot of young kids are playing, a lot of people are st in-
terested in tennis,” Jankovic says.’

No. 3 Svetlana Kuznetsova, the 2004 champion, and Lnd-
say Davenport, the 1998 champion who lost in a second-
round walkover at Wimbledon because of a knee injury, dso
are considered contenders.

Whom do the Williams sisters’ pick to take home the
$1.5 million first prize?

“I’m definitely not into predicting; I can’t predict,” Serera
says. “I can only say that we've been working hard ard
hopefully our hard work will pay off.”

A feistier Venus says, “I’m all about my results and wis.
everyone else the best of luck.”

Special U.S. Open memories and career highlights abount
for the sisters, beginning with Venus’ startling run to the
1997 final when she was 17. Serena was 18 when she wot
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 | really, really want to
give it my all and my best.”

Venus says: “This is where the big things happened for Se-
rena and I. 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.”

‘One final was not played because of weather
Source: ATPtennis.com

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| Roddick yearns to be major player

By Douglas Robson
Special for USA TODAY

Can Andy Roddick return tothe 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, !

probably would have
thought I would have more
by now.”

Roddick has put up big
numbers in his career: 25 ti-
tles, four major finals, plus a
Davis Cup championship in
December. He finished No. 1

_in 2003 — the second
youngest in history. But a
second major victory has

_ proved elusive.

After a bitter second-
round exit to Janko Tipsa-
revic at Wimbledon, the
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 | going
to complain about anything that I’ve been blessed with,
but it’s almost at this point, win another Slam or what?”

Roddick file

Age: Turns 26 on Saturday

2008 titles: 2

Career titles: 25

2008 record: 33-10

Career record: 443-140

Career highlights: Rod-
dick’s victory in the 2003
US. Open helped propel
him to No. 1 in the
world. In December, the
Davis Cup stalwart
helped lead the USA to
its first Davis Cup title
since 1995.



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

Roddick says. he is among the hardest workers on tour.
The Nebraska-born Texan is aware that his legacy hinges “That's one thing that really drew me to him, was the way
on more major titles. 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
Wimbledon.

The kid who saw The Stones up close can never be satis-
fied with seats behind the first row.

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, Reddick 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 Philippe Huguen, AFP/Getty Images

Alittle glitter: Venus, left, and Serena Williams won gold in
Olympic doubles after losing in the singles competition.















At olympics.usatoday.com

As Olympic fans exited the closing ceremony
_ Sunday at National Stadium in Beijing, several
stopped to share their reaction to the finale.
Check out their perspectives in our Sights and

“% Sounds feature.
7 ~~ Plus:

» Olympic athletes look back on their experi-
ence via their Team USA blogs

> 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
Olympics




> Reporter Janice Lloyd reflects on the top moments of the
Games in audio and photos









By Eileen Blass, USA TODAY

Anest 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. | believe that London can put the bar higher.”

hands London torch

Beiji
Led Zeppelin’s
Page, soccer's

Beckham help
close Games

By Janice Lloyd
USA TODAY

BEIJING — A double-decker red bus car-
rying British soccer legend David Beck-
ham rolled into the closing ceremony of
the Beijing Olympics on Sunday night and
transformed an electronic Chinese fare-
well into a proper British garden party.

After 16 record-breaking days that re-
wrote the history books for off-the-charts
athletic performances and over-the-top
operations, International Olympic Com-
mittee President Jacques Rogge declared
the Games “truly exceptional.” Then the
torch over the Bird’s Nest was extin-
guished and the Olympic flag was handed
over to the mayor of London, host of the
2012 Summer Games.

The closing skipped over the ancient Chinese cul- world. The colorful infield was infused with a
ture and seriousness permeating the opening cere-

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By Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY

Redemption: Kobe Bryant, left, and Dwyane Wade get their gold
medals as the U.S. men’s basketball team atoned for its 2004 bronze.

letes with confetti, streamers and songs
that ranged from European arias iv Ameri
can rock. Two giant drums and their
drummers pounded out a beat as they
were suspended in the sky. Fireworks lit
up the rim of the stadium, and more than
200 acrobats tumbled across a stage.

When the show's theme shified to Lon-
don’s Olympics, the red bus scene addeda
British slice of theater district and sus-
pense on a night dominated by protocol.
The bus top opened into a green topiary
hedge and revealed shapes of London
buildings, including the Tower of London
and St. Paul’s Cathedral. Singer Leona Lew-
is emerged from the garden on a lift.
When a lone guitarist rose next, it was Led
Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page playing Whole
Lotta Love.

As the song ended, Beckham booted the
ball into a crowd of British Olympians. Be-
fore the ceremony, Beckham expressed
confidence in his country and the 2012
Games, telling Reuters, “I’m sure we will
be better than them, without a doubt.”

The ceremony also featured thousands
of athletes from 204 nations, blowing kiss-
es to the crowd of 91,000 and waving flags

mony and trumpeted China’s arrival to the modern — from their countries.

hodgepodge of entertainers, celebrating the ath-

Rogge praised the athletes earlier at a news con-
ference, citing Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt, re-

Medals table

Through 362 total medal events



Country GS B T Country GS BT.
USA 36.38 36 110 France 7.1617 40
China «51.21.28 100 SouthKorea 1310 8 31.
Russia 23212872 Italy 8: 1010 28
Britain 191315 47 Ukrane 7 5 15 27
Australia 141517 4G Japan 9 G 10 25,
Geri 161015 41 Cuba _

Germany 2 MT 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 up
and said in terms of staging the Games, China “had
put the bar very high. | believe that London can put
the bar higher.”

Goodbye, Silk Road.

Hello, Abbey Road.
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By Jack Gruber, USA TODAY

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.

Olympic
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
them.



Commentary
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

“T 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.” oe
— 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.

USA wins kudos for effort, style “2°"="

Rapid ascent
by China has
USOC mulling
changes for 712

By Vicki Michaelis
. USA TODAY

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. | 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-
ter 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
medals.

{n 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.

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By Daniel J. Powers, USA TODAY

Eight golds: Michael Phelps was the
face’ and story of the Games.



By Mike Blake, Reuters -

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 US. 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, | 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



Still world
leaders: Bas-
ketball legend
Lisa Leslie
shows off her
four gold
medals from
playing in the
1996, 2000,
2004 and
2008 Games.
She wore the
medals at the
men’s gold
medal game.



By Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY,

seemed certain for the stacked sprint
squads.

“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
togetifer.”

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
expensive.”

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,

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
US. 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 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
perfect.”
— 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 whe won
the gold medal in marathon swimming

“T 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
shorts.”
— 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
boxer.”
— 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

“[ 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

“lam a two-time world champion, but I'd rather
be a one-time Olympic champion.”

— Turkish taekwondo athlete

Bahri Tanrikulu

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By Matt Detrich, USA TODAY

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

By Kevin Johnson
: USA TODAY -

BEIJING — To listen to the Inter-
national Olympic Committee is to
hear that the Games of the 29th



Olympiad may now represent . 5a

the standard as perhaps the best-

run in the history of the Olympic

movement. ,

_ 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
gridlock.

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

smog.

“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
images.

“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

Games

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By Michael Kappeler, AFP/Getty Images

Taking a snapshot: Photographers work during the swimming

events at the Water Cube.

Games, the results show there
was good reason for that skep-
ticism. :

The parks were silent for th
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
demonstration.”

“The reality,” Human Rights
Watch Asia advocacy direetor

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
JOC’s director of television and
marketing.

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-
vision.

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



By Nir Elias, Reuters

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 off

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
1895-2008."

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



Fastest: Jamai-
ca’s Usain Bolt
kisses the

track after
winning gold

in the 200 me-
ters in a world- °
record 19.30
seconds.

By H. Darr Beiser, USA TODAY

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
power.”

Cheng said sporting success is
likely to ripple through Chinese
society and help the long-isolated
country build confidence on the
world stage.

Other issues, including China’s
controversial handling of dissi-
dents, “will take some time,” he
said.

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
occasion.

“It has been a long journey
since our decision in July 2001 to
bring the Olympic Games to Chi-
na,” IOC President Jacques Rogge
said.

“But there can now be no >
doubt that we made the right
choice.”

BEIJING — China’s Olympic :Games

Then there was the Big Red Machine.

hot-off-the-presses passports?

would catch on to the lip-syncing girl singer and the

Games a turning point for China beyond sports

ended Sunday 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.

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
table. But there can be no doubt that the
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 every court, pool and field.

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Commentary:
By Christine Brennan

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 anon-boycotted Olympics.

Let’s consider that for a moment: In
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

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
US. 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

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.

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10B - MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2008 - USA TODAY

Chicago
puts on its
Sunday best

Bid organizers hope to make
it IOC’s kind of town for 2016

By Janice Lloyd
USA TODAY

BEIJING — Why is a huge photo mural of Lake
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
place?

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 —
Madrid, Tokyo and Rio de Janeiro — were permitted
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-
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
portraying a vibrant image of the city. The US.

Olympic Committee’s sponsors refitted the multi- .

storied restaurant. In addition to being a respite for
Olympic team members and their families, who
can eat American-style food there, the restaurant
holds receptions for official clientele.

Next to the Chicago Room is a conference room
with a long table facing a life-sized photo mural of
bikini-clad 2008 gold medalists Misty May-Treanor
and Kerri Walsh playing beach volleyball. Down the
hall is an intimate dining room where Michael
Phelps enjoyed a bite after winning his first gold.

This is the atmosphere in which Chicago 2016
chairman and CEO Patrick Ryan and Mayor Richard
Daley hosted President Bush and Olympic officials
at the start of the Games. Since IOC members are
not permitted to make special trips to visit the bid
cities, these get-togethers pay off. Ryan has been
explaining what makes Chicago so special since-he
arrived in Beijing before the Games started,

A graduate of Northwestern who is settled in and
has raised a family in Chicago, Ryan is president and
CEO of Aon, one of the world’s largést reinsurance
firms, He talks earnestly about making athletes the
center of attention and using private funding, unlike

the government-sponsored Bejing Games.



But he says these assets will make the city irvine

sistible to IOC voters: “a combination of our people
and our natural setting for the Games in the center
city on the lake and in the parks. As we've had peo-
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
in the parks, like A Taste of Chicago with a million
people, and that resonates with them. They can see
the involvement of the people.”

USOC chairman Peter Ueberroth notes another
asset. Chicago would be. the site of the first US.
Olympics in a major corporate center and “could
help revitalize the sponsorship program” funding
the IOC. McDonald’s, a top-level sponsor for the
IOC, is headquartered there, as are many other in-
ternational corporations. The IOC and USOC are
trying to renegotiate revenue sharing, an issue pub-
licized by several European IOC members. as the
2016 election process gets underway.

Also of keen interest to the IOC are contracts with
international broadcast companies. NBC paid near-
ly $900 million to broadcast the Beijing. Games,
more than all the other broadcast rights combined.
The possibility of a prime-time Olympic broadcast
in the USA is likely to raise the price, though broad-
casters will have signed on before the election. . .

The video idea emerged after a film on Chicago’s
bid shown at the USA House seemed understated.
“The most common statement from IOC members
is make sure the enthusiasm of Chicagoans stays
high,” Ryan said. “We believe we've got a very pas-
sionate population about our bid and about Olym-
pic sport. We wanted them to help us answer the
most common question we get, which is ‘Why Chi-
cago?’ It’s a way to get them even more engaged.”

Said Ueberroth: “We think Chicago is the best we
have from our country, and we'll encourage every-
one who is eligible to vote for Chicago.”

The USA last hosted a Summer Olympics in 1996
in Atlanta.

The marathon is just beginning for Ryan, who ex-
pects to “work, work, work because most of the
IOC decisions are made at the very end.”

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-
prime minister Tony Blair showed up to support
London.

Both presidential candidates, John McCain and
Barack Obama, back Chicago. Obama attended a
rally in Chicago in June after the USOC selected Chi-
cago. He lives a short distance from Washington
Park, where the Olympic stadium would be built.

“It’s my impression that whoever is elected
president will want to welcome back the world to
the USA,” Ryan said.



By Elizabeth Dalziel, AP

Selling Chicago: Mayor Richard Daley, left, and
Olympic gymnasts Nadia Comaneci, center, and
Bart Conner extol the city’s virtues.

7 f



Beijing Games





By Greg Pearson, USA TO!

Buy-in pays off: Coach Mike Krzyzewski’s haif is mussed by one of his players as Team USA poses for photographers after winning the gure against Spain. The
players, accepting a call from Krzyzewski to put team first, won in Beijing by an average of 28 points a game. “It’s all about each other,” Jason Kidd said.

Selfless to end, team fedeaied”

College atmosphere reigns
as NBA stars take back gold

By Kelly Whiteside
USA TODAY

BEIJING .— Even the joyous scene
that followed the U.S. men’s basket-
ball team’s thrilling 118-107 gold

medal victory against Spain was as

selfless as the play that had
defined. the Americans’
Olympic performance.

They gathered in a circle,
arms draped around one an-
other’s shoulders. On the po-
dium, they stood arm in arm.
Posing for pictures, they put

Mike Krzyzewski’s neck and
then mussed his mostly un--

Movable hair,,They did the same to

the Sistant,coaches; :

"though ‘Tearir USA had dominated
es)-winning by’an average
of 28 points Saad beating Spain by 37
‘points in pool play, the Spanish team,
even without injured point guard Jose

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all their medals around coach basketball

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
US. 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.

“| think when you're in the
NBA and a team comes within
two, you're confident you can
make a play,” said Dwyane
Wade, who led the USA with
27 points. “When we're on
this team and a team comes
within two, you’ Te confident anyone
can make a play.”

Spain pulled within four ‘points
with 2:25 left, but Wade answered
with a three-pointer, followed by a
Kobe Bryant drive and basket, and
soon the game was secured. Five US.

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 the 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. small moments. In the
gamie’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 J,” 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, amember 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.

Spain makes a stand, doesn't back down

‘Fabulous’ play

results in silver

By Erik Brady
USA TODAY

BEIJING — Spain came in as the
Washington Generals — and left as no-
bly vanquished heroes.

Sunday’s game for gold was sup-
posed to be a walkover for the USA.
The Americans walloped Spain 119-
82 in the preliminary round. But a
funny thing happened on the way to
Sunday's coronation.

The USA fielded a virtual NBA All-
Star team and, on this day, played de-
fense like one. Spain scored seemingly
at will — inside and out with equal

aplomb — and trailed by four with “L—

just less than two minutes to play be-
fore Team USA pulled away to win
118-107.

LeBron James called Spain's play
“unbelievable.” Kobe Bryant called it
“incredible.” Coach Mike Krzyzewski
called it “fabulous.” Get these guys a
Thesaurus, Spanish edition.

“It was too bad that we lost the fi-
nal, but we definitely never backed
down,” said Spain’s Pau Gasol, Bry-



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.

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

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.

In performance, outlook, all is golden for Leslie

By Erik Brady :
USA TODAY

BEJING — Quick: What
year did Michael Jordan’s
“Dream Team” burst into the
public consciousness? -

That was 1992, also the last
Olympics when the U.S.

Women's basketball

women’s basketball team did
not win gold.



By Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY

Glowing: Lisa Leslie, center, leads teammates in singing the national anthem after winning

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.

Maybe the U.S. women,
Olympic champs for a fourth
consecutive time, have
earned their own nickname.

“I 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
Dreamettes.”

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

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 |
do have one bronze medal.
And | 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

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.
Beijing Games



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 Dick Patrick
USA TODAY

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

Trackand he made it look easy, espe-
~ field _—“ially in the 100 when he
a 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 | won’t change,” said
Bolt, who turned 22 the day after his 200 win.
“T'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 | 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
USA TODAY

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



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.

> 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

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-

BH

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.

> Long run: The USA had one
medal above 400, Shalane Flana-
gan’s bronze in the 10,000.

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.

USA TODAY. MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2008 - 11B

4

Bekele gets twofer

with gold in 5,000

By Dick Patrick
and Andy Gardiner
USA TODAY

BEIJING — Kenenisa Bekele
rectified the one missing title on
his résumé 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 ae

notes some 60-, 61- an

notes 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
race e,”

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. “I want to
continue to make history.”

Bekele became the first Olym-
pic 5,000-10,000. winner since
countryman Miruts Yifter in
1980.

Ethiopia’s Tirunesh Dibaba be-
came the first woman to win the
5,000-10,000 double.

Reggae party: Jamiaica 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 born 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.

Quotebook: “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 een
sion.

“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 Eileen Blass, USA TODAY

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
USA TODAY

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.

“I knew if] kept up with a 2:06

Y

pace | 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-
thoner.” .

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
(2:10:24).

Since June he has been in
Kenya, training under renowned
coach Gabriele Rosa of Italy with
Lel as an occasional training part-

ner.

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
Haile Gebrselassie.

Wanjiru is signed with New
York for future races, according to
Wittenberg, but said Sunday he’d
target the record at the flat, 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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pays tribute

@ By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

BEIJING, China: Busi-
nessman Basil Neymour has
been labeled the ‘Godfather’
of sports in Grand Bahama.
But he continyes to extend
his generosity throughout the
Bahamas.

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-McKenzie.

“T feel it is a moral obliga-
tion for me to be able to sup-
port the athletes being away
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’ like a
mother who cares for her

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
them.”

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
best? ;

“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 to%ive my full
support behind all of the peo-
ple who came along with me
to support the athletes.”

Neymour, who has been an

Bahamas Association of Ath-
letic Associations, said per-
formances like Ferguson-
McKenzie’s. should be com-
mended, making it to the
final in both the 100 and 200
metres. .
“IT would say to the
RAAA, stop talking and put
your money where your
Mouth is,” he charged. “‘Deb-
bie 1s.our premier sprinter
and her Mviter can’t come. 1
think we need to let'the par-
ents come and we. need to
find a way and the nioney,.
“The government isn’t
going to be able to find it all,
so they need to jook itto péo-
ple like me and other busi-
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 the 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
Nest.

The remainder of his party
included coathes. Joe Sim-
mons and Cordell McNabb,

Dexter Bodie, a coach from

New Providence; Walter and
Jan Missick, Charlené Jones-

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GB businessman's generosity helps
Bahamians enjoy Olympic experience

@ By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

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, Saown 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
home. ;

Proud

“I think we have made the
Bahamians 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
place.”

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
on. .

“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,

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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

care of his people. I wish we could
find a few more people like him.
It would make it better for our
athletes.”

Joe Simmons, one of Ney-
mour’s coaches out of Grand
Bahama, said this trip was just
amazing.

Support

“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
people.

“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
Olympics.”

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
team.

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“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

are.

“But I really can’t express my
feeling of the gesture on the part
of Mr. Neymour to get us ail 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-
ciated.”

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/ By BRENT STUBBS

Senior Sports Reporter
_ bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

BEIJING, China: Although she may
have brought her Olympic experience to a
‘close without a medal, sprinter Debbie

“Ferguson-McKenzie said she there was no
_ greater joy 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 asa 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
they 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. Neymour 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.

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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-
many.

Elka Ferguson said it was only because
of Neymour that she is in Beijing to not
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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 happy’tor all of these
athletes, especially the young ones like
Sheniqua Ferguson. She did her best. She
went through the first round and she went
top the second round. It’s a lot she accom
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Basil Neymour
‘FROM page 15

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
out.

On Saturday, Neymour
hosted a luncheon at his
‘hotel where he recognised
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-
ing.

“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
time.

“T 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
stands.”

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.”

FROM page 15

Mathew Arnett was nota, }

part of the Neymour delega-
tion. But as a Bahamian stu-
dent studying in Beijing, he
had a chance to interact with
them.

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
up.
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. .





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_ Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

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-
guished.

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

Tecords.

It brought tears to the eyes of some as
they bid farewells to old acquaintances
and new friends that they met.

Vibrant

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-
malities.

e

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
stand.

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 recognised
soccer player 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.

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Dancing

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
games.

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
fabulous.

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
medal. *

All things condemned: when
the first finally came, it made
the rest of the games that much
more interesting to cover.

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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-
viduals.

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
back.

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.

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through, having heard the news,--did-indicate that it has to be

first of the stroke his father, Val
Heastie, suffered on the day he
ran in the preliminaries and
then his sudden death as the
team was getting ready to run
the final.

The team dedicated their vic-
tory to him and his family.

What a noble gesture.

A: least Miller can take
solace in the fact that

his father would be pleased to
know that he did accomplish
the goal he set out when he left
home — to become an Olympic
medalist.

Olympic medals may have
been hard and few for us in Bei-
jing. But at least the athletes,
the management team, Minis-
ter of Sports Desmond Bannis-

‘ter and the fans that supported

them know that there is a ray of
hope going into London in
2010.

Minister Bannister acknowl-

edged that he has two priorities °

to deal with when he gets back.

The first one would be to
look at the government policy
that is in place for rewarding
the athletes on winning
Olympic and World Champi-
onship medals. '

revisited.

The other priority is to. ensure
that a greater emphasis is placed
on the various sporting bodies
in the country to ensure that
the best effort is made to get as
many teams and athletes ready
to compete in Londos.

And that include the newly
elected officers of the Bahamas
Olympic Association.

Swimming and tennis all got a
breakthrough this year when
they competitors entered in
some events for the first time
and boxing saw Taureano
‘Reno’ Johnson go further than
anybody else when he reached
the quarterfinal. y

Jamaica, our archrivals1 in the
Caribbean, showed us just what
could be done with a sustained
programme. Now it’s up to our
sporting bodies to follow suit
and ensure that we rise to the
next level as well.

Beijing 2008 has come and
gone.

But it sure left an impression
on the Bahamas.

I’m just happy that I was ‘able
to witness it all.

As I sign out and head home,
I will definitely cherish the ups

- and downs. of our athletes as

I’ve done in the past.

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