Side Lines for Friday — October 21, 2005

• Dolphins-Chiefs game moved to tonight

• Jordan says he was ‘stupid’ about gambling

• Man requests longer sentence because of Bird

• Kaua’i boys force shootout in KIF air riflery

Dolphins-Chiefs game moved to tonight


MIAMI — The game between the Miami Dolphins and the Kansas City Chiefs was rescheduled to tonight to beat Hurricane Wilma’s arrival in Florida.

The game will begin at 7 p.m. tonight instead of Sunday afternoon, which is about when Wilma is expected to hit Florida’s southwestern coast. It’ll be televised by CBS affiliates in South Florida and Kansas City, but there will be no national telecast. “We are not extending the telecast to more markets because we want to adhere as closely as possible to the spirit of our longstanding policy not to conflict with high school and college football during their seasons (which means Friday night and Saturday),” NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said.

It’s the third time since the start of the 2004 season that the Dolphins have rescheduled a home game because of a looming hurricane. Last year’s home opener against Tennessee was played a day early because of Hurricane Ivan, and the Dolphins’ game two weeks later with Pittsburgh was pushed back 7 1/2 hours by Hurricane Jeanne.

Jordan says he was ‘stupid’ about gambling

NEW YORK — Michael Jordan admits being “stupid” in his gambling, but never jeopardized his livelihood or his family, he told CBS’ “60 Minutes” in an interview to be broadcast Sunday.

Jordan, who led the Chicago Bulls to six NBA titles in the 1990s, said his gambling is related to his fierce competitiveness. But he realized when he stepped over the line.

“Yeah, I’ve gotten myself into (gambling) situations where I would not walk away and I’ve pushed the envelope,” Jordan said in the interview.

“It’s very embarrassing … one of the things you totally regret. So you look at yourself in the mirror and say, ‘I was stupid.’ Jordan also discusses his love of basketball, his father’s murder and his pursuit of privacy. He also addressed critics who expected him to be more political and outspoken.

Man requests longer sentence because of Bird

OKLAHOMA CITY — A man got a prison term longer than prosecutors and defense attorneys had agreed to — all because of Larry Bird.

The lawyers reached a plea agreement Tuesday for a 30-year term for a man accused of shooting with an intent to kill and robbery. But Eric James Torpy wanted his prison term to match Bird’s jersey number 33.

“He said if he was going to go down, he was going to go down in Larry Bird’s jersey,” Oklahoma County District Judge Ray Elliott said Wednesday. “We accommodated his request and he was just as happy as he could be. “I’ve never seen anything like this in 26 years in the courthouse. But, I know the DA is happy about it.”

Kaua’i boys force shootout in KIF air riflery

The Kaua’i boys removed Waimea from the KIF air riflery unbeaten ranks and forced a shootout to take place before Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the Menehune girls ousted Kaua’i and claimed the KIF title.

Full results and photos can be found in Saturday’s sports section.


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