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Idaho, UH in WAC opener
By ASSOCIATED PRESS
After opening the season with three straight losses on the road, Idaho will play Hawaii on Saturday at 4 p.m. Hawai‘i time, in its first home game of the season and first game ever as a member of the Western Athletic Conference.
The game will be shown live on pay per view via Oceanic TWC channel 256.
Coach Nick Holt said his team is ready for the Kibbie Dome in Moscow, Idaho, after opening the season with losses at Washington State and Washington of the Pacific-10, sandwiched around a narrow loss at Nevada-Las Vegas.
“Finally we are at home,” Holt said.
It is one of only four home games this season for the Vandals, who have struggled both financially and on the field since their move to Division 1-A in 1996. They typically play more games on the road to make money for the program.
However, the Vandals’ first season in the WAC has raised hopes that playing in a better known and geographically logical league will lead to more success after four years in the Sun Belt Conference.
Hawaii, used to long road trips, is making its first visit ever to Moscow. The Warriors are 0-2 after opening the season with losses to top-ranked Southern California (63-17) and Michigan State (42-14).
Tiger finally wins to keep Americans close
GAINESVILLE, Va. — Jack Nicklaus had cause for concern Friday in the Presidents Cup.
His best player — Tiger Woods — walked the fair-way with a bag of ice pressed against his back.
What Nicklaus figured would be his best tandem was getting hammered again.
And as he stood on the ninth tee and gazed at the scoreboard, the Americans were ahead in only one of the six matches.
“When that last group went through, if you gave me 3-3, I would have given you 10-1 (odds),” Nicklaus said. “I would have been very, very pleased. As the afternoon went on, I was kind of disappointed it ended up 3-3.”
Pacers’ players sentenced to probation
ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. — Indiana Pacers players Ron Artest, Jermaine O’Neal and Stephen Jackson were sentenced to a year’s probation Friday, plus 60 hours of community service and $250 fines for their roles in one of the worst brawls in U.S. sports history.
The three — all of whom entered pleas of no contest — were also ordered to undergo anger management counseling, although Oakland County assistant prosecutor John Pietrofesa said Artest had already completed the counseling as part of his NBA suspension.
Palmeiro’s season ended by Orioles
BALTIMORE — Rafael Palmeiro’s baseball season is over, the Baltimore Orioles told him Friday, the result of a positive test for steroids that severely tainted his remarkable career and proved to be too big a distraction for his teammates to ignore.
“He won’t be dressing for the rest of the year,” Orioles executive vice president Jim Beattie said. “We felt it wouldn’t be appropriate for the organization.”
Horse dies after racing in 60th Little Brown Jug
DELAWARE, Ohio — The people celebrating P-Forty-Seven’s victory in the Little Brown Jug had no idea the horse that finished last had died on the track. Trainer Kelly O’Donnell said the winning party learned of Dreamfair Kogel’s death after they were honored before the crowd of 52,696 at Delaware County Fairgrounds on Thursday. “When they were pulling up to the paddock, he fell,” O’Donnell said. “I thought he just stumbled.”
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