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January 5, 2004 - 11:15pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Cleveland acquired one reliever while watching another leave Monday.

The Indians traded two minor-league players to Montreal for left-handed reliever Scott Stewart Monday. Stewart saved 17 games for the Expos in 2002.

On the same day, former Tribe closer Danys Baez signed a deal with Tampa Bay.

Baez lost his job as Cleveland's closer during 2003. He still saved 25 games while posting a 3.81 ERA.

Stewart went 3-1 with a 3.98 ERA in 51 relief...
January 5, 2004 - 11:06pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
What were the odds on this?

Pete Rose reversed his stance Monday. After denying that he bet on baseball for 15 years, Rose told ABC news that he did gamble on the sport while managing the Cincinnati Reds.

Rose also makes a confession in his new autobiography, "My Prison Without Bars," which is set for release this Thursday.

"I've consistently heard the statement: 'If Pete Rose came clean, all would be forgiven,' " he writes. "Well, I've done what you've asked....
January 5, 2004 - 12:49am
5 years 6 weeks ago
Bobby Knight dominated a press conference once again.

But instead of a profanity-laced tirade, the Texas Tech coach captivated his audience with warm words about Ohio State.

Knight was in a jovial mood after his Red Raiders defeated the Buckeyes 80-72 Sunday afternoon. It was Knight's first visit to his alma mater in five years, when he was the head coach at Indiana.

"I've never really forgotten about all Ohio State has done for me -- when I was here as a...
January 4, 2004 - 12:23am
5 years 6 weeks ago
ZHS grad Kevin Martin led five Catamounts in double figures as Western Carolina pounded North Greenville 106-61 Saturday night.

Martin scored 26 points despite playing only 17 minutes. The 6-7 junior guard made 9-of-11 shots, including 4-of-6 from 3-point range.

Martin entered the game leading the nation in scoring at 26.7 points per game.

WCU (7-4, 1-0 SoCon) next plays Wednesday night when the Catamounts host the College of Charleston.
January 4, 2004 - 12:02am
5 years 6 weeks ago
Steve Hollins' Christmas gift came nine days late.

The Zanesville sophomore hit a turn-around shot from the baseline with 2.2 seconds left to give ZHS a 65-63 win against Massillon Washington Saturday night.

It was only the fourth varsity game for the 6-4 center.

"I just seen it and I went up and got it," Hollins told WHIZ after the game. "I just threw it up there."

ZHS coach Scott Aronhalt promoted Hollins from the JV team four games into the season...
January 3, 2004 - 2:47am
5 years 6 weeks ago
FIESTA BOWL

Ohio State 35
Kansas St. 28

-KSU QB Ell Roberson starts despite the sexual assault allegations and team curfew violations. Buckeyes jump out to a 21-0 first half lead, only to see the Wildcats creep back to make it a one-possession game late. Craig Krenzel wins the game's offensive MVP for his 4 TD passes, 2 each to Michael Jenkins and Santonio Holmes. Jenkins finishes with 96 yards and becomes the Buckeye record-holder in receiving yardage. Defensive...
January 3, 2004 - 2:41am
5 years 6 weeks ago
New Jersey 97
Cleveland 82

-Jason Kidd scores 26 points, grabs 10 boards and adds 9 assists for the Nets... Lebron James held to 14 points... Carlos Boozer scored 16 and had 13 assists for Cleveland
January 3, 2004 - 2:38am
5 years 6 weeks ago
Columbus (10-21-4-3) 2
Tampa Bay (15-14-6-1) 0

-Marc Denis makes 37 saves for the shutout, Blue Jackets win 2nd consecutive road game, not to mention their 2nd road win total for the year. The game marked the debut of new Head Coach Gerard Gallant, who played briefly with Tampa towards the end of his career. Rotislav Klesla scored the winning goal for Columbus into an empty net after Lightning goalie John Grahame mishandled the puck.
January 2, 2004 - 5:06am
5 years 6 weeks ago
A 22-year-old woman accuses Kansas State QB Ell Roberson with sexual assault. The Houston native counters that by saying it was consensual sex. Medical tests were taken, but results will be known next week. Either way, Roberson broke team rules for curfew, and might not play in the Fiesta Bowl against Ohio State.
January 2, 2004 - 5:04am
5 years 6 weeks ago
Columbus shakes things up to start 2004. Doug MacLean steps down as the team's coach. He'll stay on as the Blue Jackets' president and general manager. Assistant coach Gerard Gallant takes over. He's known around the hockey world for playing on the same line with a young Steve Yzerman in Detroit in the late '80s and early '90s.
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