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Published: Friday, 12/1/2006

College football, basketball, prep basketball

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Mid-American Conference

LAST NIGHT

Cent. Michigan 31, Ohio 10, MAC championship

Cent. Michigan 7 10 0 14 31

Ohio 0 7 3 0 10

CMU Cetoute 6 pass from LeFevour (Albreski kick), 7:10.

Ohio McRae 2 run (Lasher kick), 11:10.

CMU Linson 71 pass from LeFevour (Albreski kick), 9:56.

CMU FG Albreski 27, 3:04.

Ohio FG Lasher 33, 7:36.

CMU Sneed 4 pass from LeFevour (Albreski kick), 13:03.

CMU Sneed 96 run (Albreski kick), 6:07.

A 25,483.

TEAM STATS

CMU Ohio

First downs 17 16

Rushes-yards 21-143 39-87

Passing 314 137

Comp-Att-Int 22-30-1 17-27-2

Return Yards 30 22

Punts-Avg. 5-36.6 7-44.1

Fumbles-Lost 0-0 2-1

Penalties-Yards 2-20 4-35

Time of Possession 23:54 36:06

INDIVIDUAL STATS

RUSHING Cent. Michigan, Sneed 9-130, M.Archer 3-11, LeFevour 7-10, Team 1-(minus 2), Linson 1-(minus 6). Ohio, McRae 20-76, Bower 12-10, Morsillo 2-4, Garrett 1-3, Mayle 1-3, Owens 1-2, Everson 1-(minus 5), Febus 1-(minus 6).

PASSING Cent. Michigan, LeFevour 22-30-1-314. Ohio, Bower 13-19-2-122, Everson 3-5-0-14, Febus 1-3-0-1.

RECEIVING Cent. Michigan, Linson 7-191, Anderson 6-70, Cetoute 6-41, Sneed 2-5, Gardner 1-7. Ohio, Sylvan 4-11, Garrett 3-39, McRae 2-30, Price 2-18, Mayle 2-15, Nwokocha 1-16, Fitzgerald 1-6, Christy 1-3, Morsillo 1-(minus 1).

National schedule

TONIGHT

Southern Miss at Houston, C-USA championship, 8 p.m.

TOMORROW

EAST

Rutgers at West Virginia, TBA

San Diego at Monmouth, N.J., Noon

Army vs. Navy at Philadelphia, 2:30

SOUTH

Georgia Tech vs. Wake Forest, ACC championship at Jacksonville, Fla., 1

Connecticut at Louisville, TBA

Alcorn St. at Grambling St., 2

La.-Monroe at Louisiana-Lafayette, 5

Arkansas vs. Florida, SEC championship at Atlanta, 6

Troy at Fla. International, 7

MIDWEST

Nebraska vs. Oklahoma, Big 12 championship at Kansas City, 8

SOUTHWEST

Air Force at TCU, 4:30

FAR WEST

Stanford at California, 3

Louisiana Tech at New Mexico St., 3

Southern Cal at UCLA, 4:30

Fresno St. at San Jose St., 6

Colorado St. at San Diego St., 8

Oregon St. at Hawaii, 11:05

PREP BASKETBALL

Girls

LAST NIGHT

Tinora 7 4 12 16 39

Liberty Center 9 14 4 11 38

TINORA: Damon 2-2-6, Roberts 1-1-3-8, Fuller 1-1-3, Hoschak 1-0-2, Garmyn 0-3-3, Strawsbaugh 3-0-6, Timmons 5-1-11. Totals: 13-1-10-39.

LIBERTY CENTER: Bodenbender 1-2-4, Bare 0-1-1, Lillevik 3-2-8, McEwen 1-1-2-7, Rohrs 2-1-4-11, Elling 1-1-2-7. Totals: 8-3-13-38.

SCHEDULE

(Games at 7:30 unless noted)

City League

Tonight

Columbus Mifflin at Start, 6

Tomorrow

Bowsher at Defiance

Notre Dame at Perrysburg

Northern Lakes League

Tonight

Anthony Wayne at Perrysburg

Maumee at Bowling Green

Southview at Northview

Rossford at Springfield

Tomorrow

Swanton at Maumee

Suburban Lakes League

Tonight

Lake at Eastwood

Lakota at Elmwood

Genoa at Gibsonburg

Woodmore at Otsego

TAAC

Tonight

Pettisville at Edon

Tomorrow

Old Fort at Danbury

Emmanuel Christian at Monclova Christian

NWOAL

Tonight

Delta at Archbold

Bryan at Evergreen

Liberty Center at Montpelier

Wauseon at Patrick Henry

Boys

(All games at 7:30 unless noted)

City League

Tonight

Libbey at Sandusky

Perrysburg at St. Francis

Waite at Maumee

Start at Cleveland East, 6

St. Marys Memorial at Central Catholic

Tomorrow

Bowsher at Springfield

Central Catholic at Northview

Clay at Anthony Wayne

Rogers at Findlay

Cleveland Martin Luther King at Scott

Fremont Ross at Waite

Whitmer at Southview

Start at Cleveland Rhodes, 3

Northern Lakes League

Tonight

Bowling Green at Fremont Ross

Tomorrow

Rossford at Lake

Suburban Lakes League

Tonight

Gibsonburg at Danbury

Port Clinton at Woodmore

Tomorrow

Elmwood at Patrick Henry

Lakota at Old Fort

Otsego at Swanton

Liberty-Benton at Woodmore

TAAC

Tonight

Northwood at Monclova Christian

Tomorrow

Ottawa Hills at Edon

Emmanuel Christian at Monclova Christian

Fairview at Hilltop

Maumee Valley at Bettsville

Holgate at Toledo Christian

NWOAL

Tomorrow

Wauseon at Archbold

Ottawa-Glandorf at Bryan

Delta at Pettisville

North Central at Evergreen

Tinora at Liberty Center

Hicksville at Montpelier

Midland Athletic League

Tonight

Sandusky St. Mary at Tiffin Calvert

Tomorrow

Riverdale at Carey

St. Wendelin at Sandusky St. Mary

Mansfield St. Pete at Fremont St. Joe

Mohawk at Wynford

New Riegel at Vanlue

North Baltimore at Miller City

Old Fort at Arcadia

Seneca East at Edison

Sandusky Bay Conf.

Tonight

Clyde at Tiffin Columbian

Edison at New London

Huron at Norwalk St. Paul

Margaretta at Western Reserve

Norwalk at Perkins

Tomorrow

Clyde at Norwalk

Seneca East at Edison

Perkins at Bellevue

St. Wendelin at Sandusky St. Mary

Blanchard Valley

Tonight

Arlington at Ft. Jennings

Ottoville at Cory-Rawson

Hardin Northern at Ben Logan

Leipsic at Holgate

McComb at Ayersville

Vanlue at Hopewell-Loudon

Tomorrow

Old Fort at Arcadia

Ada at Arlington

Cory-Rawson at Delphos Jefferson

Bluffton at McComb

Allen East at Pandora-Gilboa

New Riegel at Vanlue

Green Meadows Conf.

Tonight

Edgerton at Hamilton, Ind.

Leipsic at Holgate

Tinora at Miller City

Wayne Trace vs. Lincolnview at Van Wert tourney

Tomorrow

Paulding at Antwerp

Ft. Jennings at Ayersville

Stryker at Edgerton

Fairview at Hilltop

Wayne Trace at Van Wert tourney

Putnam Country

Tonight

Paulding at Continental

Kalida at Ft. Recovery

Ottoville at Cory-Rawson

Tomorrow

Continental at St. Henry

North Baltimore at Miller City

Other NW Ohio

Tonight

Napoleon at Defiance

Fostoria at Findlay

Ottawa-Glandorf at Lima Sr.

PRO FOOTBALL

NFL

AMERICAN CONFERENCE

East

W L T Pct PF PA

New England 8 3 0 .727 253 144

N.Y. Jets 6 5 0 .545 203 228

Buffalo 5 6 0 .455 191 225

Miami 5 6 0 .455 197 198

South

W L T Pct PF PA

Indianapolis 10 1 0 .909 308 231

Jacksonville 6 5 0 .545 235 164

Tennessee 4 7 0 .364 201 277

Houston 3 8 0 .273 176 256

North

W L T Pct PF PA

Baltimore 9 3 0 .750 256 160

Cincinnati 7 5 0 .583 290 240

Pittsburgh 4 7 0 .364 239 254

Cleveland 3 8 0 .273 170 238

West

W L T Pct PF PA

San Diego 9 2 0 .818 353 216

Kansas City 7 4 0 .636 229 205

Denver 7 4 0 .636 195 165

Oakland 2 9 0 .182 132 219

NATIONAL CONFERENCE

East

W L T Pct PF PA

Dallas 7 4 0 .636 309 198

N.Y. Giants 6 5 0 .545 245 232

Philadelphia 5 6 0 .455 267 239

Washington 4 7 0 .364 199 250

South

W L T Pct PF PA

New Orleans 7 4 0 .636 276 241

Carolina 6 5 0 .545 189 190

Atlanta 5 6 0 .455 203 236

Tampa Bay 3 8 0 .273 142 252

North

W L T Pct PF PA

Chicago 9 2 0 .818 295 137

Minnesota 5 6 0 .455 198 208

Green Bay 4 7 0 .364 209 286

Detroit 2 9 0 .182 195 266

West

W L T Pct PF PA

Seattle 7 4 0 .636 237 243

San Francisco 5 6 0 .455 199 285

St. Louis 5 6 0 .455 222 253

Arizona 2 9 0 .182 187 264

LAST NIGHT

Cincinnati 13, Baltimore 7

MONDAY

Seattle 34, Green Bay 24

SUNDAY

Kansas City at Cleveland, 1

Detroit at New England, 1

Minnesota at Chicago, 1

N.Y. Jets at Green Bay, 1

Atlanta at Washington, 1

Arizona at St. Louis, 1

Indianapolis at Tennessee, 1

San Diego at Buffalo, 1

San Francisco at New Orleans, 1

Jacksonville at Miami, 4:05

Houston at Oakland, 4:05

Dallas at N.Y. Giants, 4:15

Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, 4:15

Seattle at Denver, 8:15

MONDAY, DEC. 4

Carolina at Philadelphia, 8:30

Baltimore 0 0 0 7 7

Cincinnati 0 6 7 0 13

Cin FG Graham 23, 14:49.

Cin FG Graham 27, 4:56.

Cin Houshmandzadeh 40 pass from Palmer (Graham kick), 11:25.

Bal Mason 36 pass from McNair (Stover kick), 1:01.

A 65,973.

TEAM STATS

Bal Cin

First downs 15 14

Total Net Yards 316 294

Rushes-yards 20-89 23-67

Passing 227 227

Punt Returns 3-7 5-51

Kickoff Returns 4-82 1-24

Interceptions Ret. 0-0 0-0

Comp-Att-Int 26-43-0 21-32-0

Sacked-Yards Lost 0-0 2-7

Punts 7-47.1 6-46.2

Fumbles-Lost 1-1 0-0

Penalties-Yards 9-64 5-35

Time of Possession 30:49 29:11

INDIVIDUAL STATS

RUSHING Baltimore, J.Lewis 17-61, McNair 2-27, Mughelli 1-1. Cincinnati, R.Johnson 16-47, J.Johnson 4-23, Palmer 3-(minus 3).

PASSING Baltimore, McNair 26-43-0-227. Cincinnati, Palmer 21-32-0-234.

RECEIVING Baltimore, Mason 7-90, Clayton 4-29, Heap 4-29, Mughelli 3-20, J.Lewis 2-26, M.Anderson 2-14, D.Williams 2-12, Mu.Smith 2-7. Cincinnati, Houshmandzadeh 10-106, C.Johnson 8-91, R.Johnson 2-17, Watson 1-20.

MISSED FIELD GOALS Baltimore, Stover 29 (WL). Cincinnati, Graham 46 (WR).

PREP FOOTBALL

State Playoffs

DIVISION I

At Fawcett Stadium, Canton

Mentor (13-1) vs. Hilliard Davidson (14-0), tomorrow, 7 p.m.

DIVISION II

At Paul Brown Tiger Stadium, Massillon

Pickerington Cent. (13-1) vs. Piqua (12-2), tonight, 7 p.m.

DIVISION III

At Paul Brown Tiger Stadium, Massillon

Steubenville (14-0) vs. Kettering Alter (14-0), tomorrow, 3 p.m.

DIVISION IV

At Paul Brown Tiger Stadium, Massillon

Youngs. Mooney (13-0) vs. Plain City Jonathan Alder (13-1), today, 11 a.m.

DIVISION V

At Fawcett Stadium, Canton

Warren JFK (14-0) vs. St. Henry (13-1), tomorrow, 11 a.m.

DIVISION VI

At Fawcett Stadium, Canton

Shadyside (11-2) vs. Maria Stein Marion Local (12-2), today, 3 p.m.

Mr. Football award winners

2006 Brandon Saine, Piqua, RB, 6-foot-1, 219 pounds, senior. Heading into state championship game, has 281 carries for 2,035 yards and 30 TDs; 19 receptions for 345 yards and five TDs; 400 in return yards and one TD. A two-time defending state champion in the Division I 100 and 400 meters, state record holder in the 100 at 10.31 seconds. Ohio State.

2005 Delone Carter, Copley, RB, 5-10, 200, sr. Rushed for 2,788 yards on 302 carries (9.2 average) with 49 total touchdowns (47 rushing, two receiving) in 12 games (10 regular season, two playoffs). In 2004, carried 324 times for 2,556 yards and 28 touchdowns in 13 games (three in playoffs). Spent first two seasons at Akron Hoban as backup to 2004 Mr. Football Tyrell Sutton. Syracuse.

2004 Tyrell Sutton, Akron Hoban, RB, 5-10, 194, sr. 2004: 354 carries for 3,232 yards (9.1 average), 38 total TDs, 36 rushing, one receiving, one kickoff return, 228 points. Career: 117 TDs, 112 rushing, 1,090 carries for state-record 9,426 yards; 455 receiving yards; 1,038 return yards; state-record 10,919 all-purpose yards. Rushed for 100 or more yards in final 38 games. Northwestern.

2003 Raymond Williams, Cleveland Benedictine, RB, 5-11, 185, sr. Averaged 8.1 yards per carry, totaling 2,099 for regular season along with 27 TDs for state s No. 1-ranked team in Division III. Totaled more than 6,000 career yards. After Benedictine won a state championship, he was arrested for his role in the death of a teammate and pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter. Williams was put on probation, a three-year prison sentence and a $100,000 fine were suspended. West Virginia rescinded a scholarship offer after his arrest.

2002 Benny Mauk, Kenton, QB, 6-2, 200, sr.: Completed 434-of-668 passes (64 percent) for 6,528 yards and 76 touchdowns; rushed for 1,385 yards and 18 touchdowns; set national career records for yards passing (17,523) and touchdowns (178); Led Kenton to Division IV title in 2001. Wake Forest.

2001 Maurice Clarett, Warren Harding, RB, 6-0, 230 pounds, sr.: carried 139 times for 1,369 yards and 22 touchdowns in the regular season; also had 14 catches for 253 yards and three touchdowns, returned four punts for touchdowns and had another on a kickoff return. Helped lead Ohio State to national championship as a freshman in 2002, then was suspended for lying to NCAA and university investigators looking into improper benefits. Sued NFL for early entry but lost in court.

2000 Jeff Backes, Upper Arlington, RB-DB, 5-10, 180 pounds, sr.: set state record for rushing yards in a season with 3,353, including the Golden Bears run to the state title; scored 44 touchdowns on 354 carries, averaging 224 yards a game; also a standout at safety. Northwestern.

1999 Brandon Bam Childress, Bedford Chanel, DB-WR-KR, 5-10, 175 pounds, sr.: only seven passes thrown his way in 14 games; one was completed for a 3-yard gain, he intercepted two, returning one for a touchdown, batted down two and two were overthrown; 41 receptions for 754 yards and 11 touchdowns; more than 700 yards on punt returns and 600 yards on kickoff returns. Ohio State.

1998 Ryan Brewer, Troy, RB, 5-10, 205, sr.: 315 carries for then-state-record 2,856 yards and 40 touchdowns; 14 straight games over 200 yards rushing; more than 7,700 career yards; punted for 44-yard average; kicked four field goals of 30 or more yards; two interceptions as defensive back. South Carolina.

1997 Antoine Tony Fisher, Euclid, RB, 6-1, 203, sr.: 186 carries for 2,130 yards and 40 touchdowns, breaking Robert Smith s school records for season scoring and yardage. Notre Dame. NFL.

1996 Derek Combs, Grove City, RB-CB-KR, 6-1, 185, sr.: rushed for 2,042 yards on 214 carries (9.5 yards per carry) and scored 24 touchdowns; also caught 20 passes for 400 yards. Ohio State. NFL.

1995 Andy Katzenmoyer, Westerville South, LB-RB, 6-4, 235, sr.: 53 solo tackles, 35 assists, 16 for minus yardage, 8 sacks, 6 caused bad pass, 8 passes broken up, 6 fumbles caused; also rushed for 250 yards as blocking back on offense. Ohio State. NFL.

1994 Charles Woodson, Fremont Ross, RB-DB, 6-1, 190, sr.: 218 carries, 2,028 yards and 38 touchdowns; 2,596 all-purpose yards and 230 points. Michigan. Won Heisman Trophy. NFL.

1993 Curtis Enis, Union City Mississinawa Valley, RB-LB, 6-3, 232, sr.: 256 carries for then-state-record 2,764 yards (10.8 yards per attempt) and 37 touchdowns rushing; games of 440 yards and seven touchdowns, 371 yards and four touchdowns and 343 yards and four touchdowns. Penn State. NFL.

1992 Marc Edwards, Norwood, RB-LB, 6-2, 220, sr.: 234 carries for 1,721 yards and 26 touchdowns; 2,114 all-purpose yards; 113 tackles on defense. Notre Dame. NFL.

1991 Derek Kidwell, Fostoria, QB-DE, 6-4, 225, sr.: 85-for-144 for 1,526 yards and 15 touchdowns with eight interceptions passing; rushed for 379 yards on 60 carries and five touchdowns; had 21 solos, 23 assists, two sacks and four fumbles recovered as defensive end. Bowling Green.

1990 Bob Hoying, St. Henry, QB, 6-5, 210, sr.: 105-for-180 (58 percent), 1,736 yards and 20 touchdowns with five interceptions passing; rushed for 201 yards on 39 carries with four touchdowns; as free safety intercepted seven passes. Ohio State. NFL.

1989 Robert Smith, Euclid, RB, 6-2, 195, sr.: 203 carries for 2,042 yards and 31 touchdowns; career 548 carries for 5,038 yards, 67 touchdowns. Ohio State. NFL.

1988 Robert Smith, Euclid, RB, 6-2, 185, Jr.: 177 carries for 1,564 yards (8.8 yards per carry); averaged 31 yards on 10 punt returns.

1987 Buster Howe, Zanesville, 5-11, 182, sr.: All-purpose single-wing back, scored 25 points a game; also played defensive back, kicked. Ohio State.

TRANSACTIONS

BASEBALL

American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES Agreed to terms with RHP Chad Bradford on a three-year contract and RHP Scott Williamson on a one-year contract.

BOSTON RED SOX Agreed to terms with LHP Hideki Okajima on a two-year contract.

National League

CINCINNATI REDS Announced OF Brandon Watson has cleared waivers and refused an outright assignment to Louisville of the IL, making him a free agent.

DENVER ROCKIES Agreed to terms with LHP Jeff Francis on a four-year contract.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES Agreed to terms with RHP Adam Eaton on a three-year contract.

FOOTBALL

DETROIT LIONS Placed OT Rex Tucker on injured reserve. Signed DT Anthony Bryant from the practice squad.

HOCKEY

National Hockey League

ANAHEIM DUCKS Signed D Brendan Mikkelson to a three-year contract.

ATLANTA THRASHERS Activated D Steve McCarthy from injured reserve.

MINNESOTA WILD Recalled D Shawn Belle from Houston of the AHL.

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS Waived LW John LeClair.

ECHL

CHARLOTTE CHECKERS Announced F Rick Kozak has been recalled to Hartford of the AHL. Released G David Cacciola.

PHOENIX ROADRUNNERS Announced G Mike Morrison has been assigned to the club from San Antonio of the AHL. Released G Kevin Reiter.

LACROSSE

National Lacrosse League

EDMONTON RUSH Signed D Cam Bergman, D Chris McElroy and T Jamie Roy.

COLLEGE

DEPAUL Reinstated senior C Keith Butler to the men s basketball team.

KANSAS Signed Bill Self, men s basketball coach, to a five-year contract extension through March, 2011.

MINNESOTA Announced the resignation of Dan Monson, men s basketball coach. Named Jim Molinari interim men s basketball coach.

SACRAMENTO STATE Announced the contract of Steve Mooshagian, football coach, will not be renewed.

COLLEGE HOCKEY

CCHA

TONIGHT

Nebraska-Omaha at Bowling Green

Ferris St. at Miami

N. Michigan at Lake Superior St.

Ohio St. at Michigan St.

W. Michigan at Michigan

ECHL

AMERICAN CONFERENCE

North Division

W L OL SL Pts GF GA

Trenton 9 4 0 0 18 60 46

Toledo 9 5 0 0 18 41 42

Johnstown 8 8 1 0 17 60 62

Reading 6 8 0 3 15 63 62

Cincinnati 7 8 0 0 14 34 36

Wheeling 7 9 0 0 14 51 61

Dayton 5 5 0 1 11 25 32

South Division

W L OL SL Pts GF GA

Texas 12 2 2 0 26 72 54

Gwinnett 10 5 2 1 23 77 61

Florida 11 6 0 0 22 58 43

Augusta 11 9 0 0 22 70 80

Charlotte 10 6 0 0 20 59 52

S. Carolina 8 9 0 2 18 67 77

Columbia 6 9 1 3 16 58 66

Pensacola 3 11 1 1 8 45 66

NATIONAL CONFERENCE

West Division

W L OL SL Pts GF GA

Idaho 11 4 1 1 24 65 54

Phoenix 10 7 0 0 20 61 55

Alaska 9 7 0 0 18 59 45

Victoria 7 8 0 1 15 55 68

Utah 4 12 1 2 11 44 73

Pacific Division

W L OL SL Pts GF GA

Las Vegas 10 1 2 5 27 67 57

Stockton 10 1 2 2 24 58 45

Fresno 10 6 0 0 20 56 43

Bakersfield 8 6 0 2 18 54 62

Long Beach 4 10 0 2 10 46 63

Note: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss.

LAST NIGHT

Augusta 5, Pensacola 2

Utah at Phoenix, late

WEDNESDAY

Reading 3, Gwinnett 1

Las Vegas 3, Idaho 2

Alaska 6, Victoria 1

TONIGHT

Toledo at Reading

Columbia at Augusta

Fresno at Bakersfield

Pensacola at Charlotte

Wheeling at Cincinnati

Gwinnett at Dayton

Texas at Florida

Las Vegas at Idaho

Trenton at Johnstown

Long Beach at Stockton

Alaska at Victoria

HONOR ROLL

300 Game

Tom Spalding, Jug s 259-300-216-775

Chris Henry, Jug s 213-245-300-758

Jeff Easton, Jug s 242-189-300-731

Lee Emery, Glass Bowl 221-300-184-705

Sam Schermerhorn, Jug s 187-206-300-693

Ron Wodarski, Jug s 200-300-190-690

Men 750+

Gary Riebe, Jug s 825

Ken Alexander, Jug s 796

Mike Williams, Jug s 787

Ron Barker, Jug s 784

Don Bates, Jug s 780

Dave Glauser, Jug s 776

Keith Nusbaum, Jug s 776

Pat Coyne, Jug s 774

Pat Pawlecki, Glass Bowl 770

Oakie Schroyer, Jug s 770

Larry Hurst, Glass Bowl 769

Dale Johnson, Glass Bowl 764

Dave Mikolajczyk, Glass Bowl 761

Rob Black, Jug s 758

Rob Fulwider, Jug s 758

Kurt Weyant, Jug s 753

PJ Sadowski, Glass Bowl 751

Women 650+

Kathy Coombs, Glass Bowl 692

Brianna Fallon, Glass Bowl 686

Jodi Woessner, Glass Bowl 676

Brooke Summers, Glass Bowl 675

Joanna Kosier, Glass Bowl 672

Sandy Frank, Jug s 661

Connie Fairchild, Glass Bowl 659

Ann Lawson, Glass Bowl 657

Colleen Rich, Bay Center 651

Kerri Russell, Jug s 651

GOLF

Nedbank Challenge

Sun City, South Africa, par 72

Henrik Stenson, Sweden 34-33 67

Jim Furyk, United States 34-34 68

David Howell, England 34-35 69

Padraig Harrington, Ireland 32-37 69

Retief Goosen, South Africa 34-36 70

Charl Schwartzel, South Africa 37-33 70

Jose Maria Olazabal, Spain 38-33 71

Trevor Immelman, South Africa 35-36 71

Sergio Garcia, Spain 35-37 72

Ernie Els, South Africa 35-37 72

Chris DiMarco, United States 34-40 74

Colin Montgomerie, Scotland 35-40 75

LATEST LINE

NFL

(Sunday)

CHICAGO 91/2 Minnesota

PITTSBURGH 7 Tampa Bay

ST. LOUIS 61/2 Arizona

Indianapolis 71/2 TENNESSEE

MIAMI 1 Jacksonville

NEW ORLEANS 7 San Francisco

WASHINGTON 2 Atlanta

Kansas City 5 CLEVELAND

NEW ENGLAND 13 Detroit

San Diego 6 BUFFALO

NY Jets 11/2 GREEN BAY

Dallas 31/2 NY GIANTS

OAKLAND 3 Houston

DENVER 3 Seattle

(Monday)

Carolina 3 PHILADELPHIA

College Football

Conference USA Championship

Robertson Stadium-Houston, TX.

HOUSTON 41/2 Southern Miss

(Saturday)

WEST VIRGINIA 10 Rutgers

a-Navy 20 Army

NEW MEX. ST. 111/2 Louisiana Tech

CALIFORNIA 29 Stanford

Southern Cal 131/2 UCLA

TCU 17 Air Force

SAN JOSE STATE 41/2 Fresno State

LOUISVILLE 27 Connecticut

Colorado State 3 SAN DIEGO STATE

HAWAII 8 Oregon State

LA-LAFAYETTE 3 Louisiana-Monroe

Troy 12 FLA INTER.

ACC Championship

Alltel Stadium-Jacksonville, FL.

Georgia Tech 21/2 Wake Forest

SEC Championship

Georgia Dome-Atlanta, GA.

Florida 3 Arkansas

Big 12 Championship

Arrowhead Stadium-Kansas City

Oklahoma 31/2 Nebraska

a-at Philadelphia, PA.

NBA

WASHINGTON 61/2 Charlotte

TORONTO 3 Boston

Cleveland 3 ATLANTA

Chicago 3 NEW ORLEANS

DETROIT 9 New York

Denver 1 MINNESOTA

DALLAS 71/2 Sacramento

PHOENIX 10 Milwaukee

Orlando 4 PORTLAND

SEATTLE 21/2 Indiana

College Basketball

TENNESSEE 16 Murray State

DAVIDSON 171/2 Elon

William & Mary Tip-Off Classic

Opening Round

Cornell 31/2 Vmi

WM. & MARY 7 Jacksonville St

Pepsi Blue & Gold Classic

Bradley Center-Milwaukee, WI.

Opening Round

Princeton 2 North Dakota St

MARQUETTE 141/2 Northwestern St

Hawkeye Challenge

Carver Arena-Iowa City, IA.

Opening Round

La Salle 10 Coppin St

IOWA 23 Texas-Pan American

NHL

NEW JERSEY 1/2 -1 Pittsburgh

BUFFALO 1/2 -1 NY Rangers

MINNESOTA Even-1/2 Detroit

CHICAGO Even-1/2 St. Louis

CALGARY 1-11/2 Columbus

Home Team in CAPS

PREP HOCKEY

BEDFORD 3, ANN ARBOR PIONEER 3

B: Snyder, J. Bachi, Trychel. AAP: Child 2, Cook.

Saves: Fournier (B) 38; Shaffer (AAP) 31.

BASEBALL

Free Agent Signings

The 36 free agents who have signed, with name, position, former club if different, and contract. The contract information was obtained by The Associated Press from player and management sources:

AMERICAN LEAGUE

DETROIT (1) Re-signed Sean Casey, 1b, to a $4 million, one-year contract.

BALTIMORE (3) Signed Jamie Walker, lhp, Detroit, to a $12 million, three-year contract; signed Danys Baez, rhp, Atlanta, to a $19 million, three-year contract; signed Chad Bradford, rhp, New York Mets, to a $10.5 million, three-year contract.

BOSTON (1) Re-signed Alex Cora, ss, to a $4 million, two-year contract.

LOS ANGELES (2) Signed Justin Speier, rhp, Toronto, to an $18 million, four-year contract; signed Gary Matthews Jr., of, Texas, to a $50 million, five-year contract.

NEW YORK (1) Re-signed Mike Mussina, rhp, to a $23 million, two-year contract.

TEXAS (1) Signed Frank Catalanotto, of, Toronto, to a $13.5 million, three-year contract.

TORONTO (3) Signed Frank Thomas, 1b, Oakland, to an $18.12 million, two-year contract; re-signed Gregg Zaun, c, to a $7.25 million, two-year contract; signed Royce Clayton, ss, Cincinnati, to a $1.5 million, one-year contract.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

CHICAGO (5) Re-signed Aramis Ramirez, 3b, to a $75 million, five-year contract; re-signed Kerry Wood, rhp, to a $1.75 million, one-year contract; signed Mark DeRosa, 2b, Texas, to a $13 million, three-year contract; re-signed Henry Blanco, c, to a $5.25 million, two-year contract; signed Alfonso Soriano, of, Washington, to a $136 million, eight-year contract.

CINCINNATI (2) Signed Alex Gonzalez, ss, Boston, to a $14 million, three-year contract; signed Mike Stanton, lhp, San Francisco, to a $5.5 million, two-year contract.

COLORADO (1) Re-signed Kaz Matsui, 2b, to a $1.5 million, one-year contract.

HOUSTON (2) Signed Carlos Lee, of, Texas, to a $100 million, six-year contract; signed Woody Williams, rhp, San Diego, to a $12.5 million, two-year contract.

LOS ANGELES (3) Re-signed Nomar Garciaparra, 1b, to an $18.5 million, two-year contract; signed Juan Pierre, of, Chicago Cubs, to a $44 million, five-year contract; signed Randy Wolf, lhp, Philadelphia, to an $8 million, one-year contract.

MILWAUKEE (1) Signed Craig Counsell, 2b, Arizona, to a $6 million, two-year contract.

NEW YORK (4) Re-signed Jose Valentin, 2b, to a $3.8 million, one-year contract; re-signed Orlando Hernandez, rhp, to a $12 million, two-year contract; signed Damion Easley, 2b, Arizona, to an $850,000, one-year contract; signed Moises Alou, of, San Francisco, to an $8.5 million, one-year contract.

PHILADELPHIA (2) Signed Wes Helms, 3b, Florida, to a $5.45 million, two-year contract; signed Adam Eaton, rhp, Texas, to a $24.5 million, three-year contract.

ST. LOUIS (4) Re-signed Scott Spiezio, 1b, to a $4.5 million, two-year contract; signed Adam Kennedy, 2b, Los Angeles Angels, to a $10 million, three-year contract; signed Kip Wells, rhp, Texas, to a $4 million, one-year contract; re-signed Gary Bennett, c, to a $900,000, one-year contract.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Men

MIDWEST

Ashland 83, Lake Superior St. 68

Malone 92, Notre Dame, Ohio 88

Missouri St. 89, Alabama St. 49

Saginaw Valley St. 72, Grand Valley St. 71

Wayne, Mich. 70, Gannon 67

EAST

Fordham 70, Manhattan 66

Villanova 72, Stony Brook 44

SOUTH

Auburn 81, Louisiana-Monroe 60

Carson-Newman 71, King, Tenn. 64

Centenary 69, Ark.-Little Rock 59

Charleston Southern 84, Coll. of Charleston 80, OT

Chattanooga 97, Berea 63

ETSU 76, Mercer 70

Elizabeth City St. 73, Livingstone 61

Faulkner 57, Holy Family 48

Georgia St. 70, Savannah St. 60

Hampton 71, UNC Greensboro 64

Lee 74, Brewton-Parker 41

Lincoln Memorial 69, Simmons 56

Middle Tennessee 65, Indiana St. 58

Mississippi 85, New Orleans 77

Pfeiffer 74, Belmont Abbey 71

Quincy 70, N. Kentucky 68

S.C.-Aiken 74, Mars Hill 72

St. Augustine s 77, St. Paul s 71

Union, Ky. 96, Kentucky Christian 70

Virginia St. 68, Johnson C. Smith 59

SOUTHWEST

Austin at Texas-Arlington, ppd.

West Georgia 82, Ark.-Monticello 72

FAR WEST

Gonzaga 69, Portland St. 51

Women

MIDWEST

Ohio St. 68, Longwood 33

Gannon 87, Wayne, Mich. 66

Grand Valley St. 65, Saginaw Valley St. 55

Hillsdale 91, Mercyhurst 59

Indiana 83, Evansville 80

Iowa St. 80, Iowa 74

Kent St. 81, Washington 78, OT

Lake Superior St. 88, Ashland 61

Lewis 76, Drury 64

Louisville 63, Xavier 59

Miami (Ohio) 69, Youngstown St. 51

Minnesota 74, Vermont 59

Missouri-Rolla 78, St. Joseph s, Ind. 66

NW Missouri St. 95, Montana St.-Billings 82

S. Indiana 86, Marygrove 56

St. Ambrose 55, McKendree 47

Valparaiso 77, Loyola of Chicago 74

SPORTS NOTE

The Northwest Ohio Basketball Organization is hosting a third to eighth grade BOYS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT at St. John s High School December 15-17. For more information contact Vince Debo at 419-283-5296.

The public is invited to a boys JUNIOR HIGH BASKETBALL CLASSIC at Libbey tomorrow starting at 10 a.m. There will be four games among area teams.



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