Sports Capsule for Friday — September 05, 2003

• Correction: NS Golf Tournament Sept. 13!

• Correction: Kapa‘a High team roster

• Limbaugh makes ESPN debut on pregame show

• Players beat rain at U.S. Open

Correction: NS Golf Tournament Sept. 13!

An announcement in the Thursday “Sports Capsule” erroneously said the date of the Northshore Lions Golf Tournament was Sept. 7.

The date for the tournament at the Princeville Makai Golf Course is set for Saturday, Sept. 13 with a 10 a.m. shotgun start.

Lucky golfers can win a Honda from King Auto Center with a hole-in-one on Lakes hole No. 4.

Correction: Kapa‘a High team roster

Kapa‘a High Warrior varsity player No. 77 was incorrectly listed as Makana Yorkman. The list should have read Makana Workman. Workman, 6’4″ and 395 lbs., is an offensive lineman.

Limbaugh makes ESPN debut on pregame show

Commentator Rush Limbaugh made his ESPN debut at a fitting location — Washington, D.C.

Actually, it was Landover, Md., in the parking lot of FedEx Field but still familiar territory for the right-wing radio host best known for the “Rush Limbaugh Show.”

Limbaugh gave a spoken essay regarding the lure of football and the hold it has on its fans — mixing in just the faintest bit of politics.

“Essentially my friends, football is something you can invest total passion in without consequence. Try that with a woman or another man, whatever,” Limbaugh said.

Limbaugh claimed the show’s analysts — Tom Jackson, Michael Irvin and Steve Young — were predicting Jets quarterback Vinny Testaverde would perform well while starter Chad Pennington is hurt merely because he was a nice guy that the analysts like personally.

He got into a good-natured debate with Berman regarding the early 1990s Buffalo Bills dynasty and predicted the New England Patriots and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers would meet in the Super Bowl.

Players beat rain at U.S. Open

No. 6 seed Jennifer Capriati overpowered Schiavone 6-1, 6-3, while No. 2 Justine Henin-Hardenne eliminated Myskina 6-2, 6-3 to reach the semifinals.

World No. 1 Kim Clijsters moved a step closer to her first Grand Slam title, beating No. 5 Amelie Mauresmo 6-1, 6-4 to set up a semifinal against 1998 Open champion Lindsay Davenport, who defeated No. 24 Paola Suarez 6-4, 6-0.

Both women’s semis will be played in a special session tonight.

Top-ranked Andre Agassi and Andy Roddick both rested.

2001 champion Lleyton Hewitt, No. 3 Juan Carlos Ferrero, No. 5 Guillermo Coria, No. 12 Sjeng Schalken, No. 13 David Nalbandian and No. 22 Younes El Aynaoui all advanced.

Nalbandian registered the biggest upset on paper, knocking off No. 2 Roger Federer, the reigning Wimbledon champion, 3-6, 7-6 (1), 6-4, 6-3. Nalbandian has won all five of their pro meetings.

Myskina defeated Mary Pierce 7-6 (2), 6-1.

Nalbandian plays El Aynaoui, who eliminated No. 7 Carlos Moya 7-6 (4), 7-6 (7), 4-6, 5-4. Schalken beat No. 8 Rainer Schuettler 6-1, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Hewitt’s defeated No. 11 Paradorn Srichaphan 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 6-2 in a match moved from the Grandstand to Court 11. Hewitt next plays No. 3 Ferrero, who will make his debut in the U.S. Open quarterfinals after getting past Todd Martin 6-2, 6-4, 3-6, 5-7, 6-3.


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