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2B - The Michigan Daily - SportsMonday - April 13, 1998

MLB Standings

National League

American League

East
Team
N.Y. Mets
Philadelphia
Atlanta
Montreal
Florida
Central
Team
Chicago
Milwaukee
St. Louis
Pittsburgh
Houston
Cincinnati
West
Team
San Diego
San Francisco
Los Angeles
Colorado
Arizona

w
7
6
6
3
1
w
8
7
7
7
7
6
w
10
7
5
4
2

L
4
4
5
8
11
L
4
4
4
5
6
6
L
2
5
6
9
10

PCT
.636
.600
.545
.273
.083
PCT
.667
.636
.838
.583
.538
.500
PCT
.833
.583
.455
.308
.167

GB
0.5
1.0
4.0
6.5
GB
0.5
0.5
2.0
2.5
3.0

East
Team
Baltimore
Tampa Bay
N.Y. Yankees
Boston
Toronto
Central
Team
Cleveland
Minnesota
Chicago
Detroit
Kansas City

L PCT
2 .818
4 .600
4 .600
5 .545
7.4645.05

PCT
.800
.545
.400
.400
.364
PCT
.600
.545
.364
.333

GB
2.5
2.5
3.0
GB
2.5
4.0
4.0
4.5
GB
0.5
2.5
3.5

West
Team
GB Texas
S Anaheim
3.0 Seattle
4.5 Oakland

6.5
8.0

Yesterday's Results
MONTREAL 4, Chicago Cubs 1
Atlanta 3, PHILADELPHIA 2
PITTSBURGH 7, Flordia 3
N.Y. Mets 6. MILWAUKEE 4
Cincinnati 10. COLORADO 4
SAN DIEGO 4, Arizona 2
SAN FRANCISCO 2, St. Louis 1
LOS ANGELES 7, Houston 6
Today's Games
NY Mets at Milwaukee, 7:05 p.m.
Atlanta at Philadelphia. 7:05 p.m.
Florida at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m.
Arizona at San Diego, 7:35 p.m.
Cincinnati at Colorado, 8:05 p.m.
Houston at Los Angeles, 8:05 p.m.
St. Louis at San Francisco, 10:05 p.m.
Home teams in CAPS

Yesterday's Results
BOSTON 8. Seattle 7
Anaheim 12. CLEVELAND 1
Baltimore 6, DETROIT 3
N.Y. YANKEES 7, Oakland 5
Tampa Bay 4, CHICAGO WHITE SOX 1
Minnesota 7, KANSAS CITY 2
TEXAS 3, Toronto 1
Today's Games
Oakland at Boston, 6:05 p.m.
Seattle at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m.
Minnesota at Tampa Bay, 7:05 p.m.
Anaheim at N.Y. Yankees, 7:35 p.m.
Toronto at Kansas City, 8:05 p.m.
Detroit at Texas, 8:35 p.m.
Home teams in CAPS

NHL Standings

Eastern Conference

Western Conference

Atlantic Division
Team W
Z-New Jersey 47
X-Philadelphia 41
X-Washington 36
N.Y. Islanders 32
N.Y. Rangers 23
Florida 24
Tampa Bay 17

L
22
26
30
39
38
41
52

T
10
11
12
11
18
14
9
T
18
16
13
12
15
8

Pts.
104
93
84
67
64
62
43
Pts
92
86
85
84
77
74

Central Division
Team W
X-Dallas 47
X-Detroit 44
X-St. Louis 42
Phoenix 33
Chicago 30
Toronto 28
Pacific Division
Team W
X-Colorado 37
XLos Angeles 36
Edmonton 33
San Jose 33
Calgary 25
Vancouver 25
Anaheim 25

L
21
20
29
34
37
42
L
26
31
37
37
39
40
41

T
11
15
8
12
12
9
T
16
11
10
9
14
14
12

Pts.
105
103
92
78
72
65
Pt s
90
83
76
75
64
64
62

Northeast Division
Team W L
XPittsburgh 37 24
XBuffalo 35 27
X-Boston 36 29
X Montreal 36 31
Ottawa 31 32
Carolina 33 37

Club Sports
To get your club sports' results In the Dady,
call 647-3336 before 3 p.m. on Sunday.
Precision Skating
Nationals In San Diego
1) Miami (Ohio)
2) Michigan State
3) Bowling Green
4) Michigan
5) Western Michigan
Men's Rowing
Merrill Lynch Big Ten Invitational
Varsity Lightweight 8, grand
1) Northwestern, 6:25.72
2) Minnesota, 6:26.26
3) Michigan, 6:31.23
4) Michigan State, 6:3437
Varsity 8, grand
1) Wisconsin, 6:03,5
2) Michigan, 6:10.57
3) Purdue, 6:21.65
Novice 8, grand
1) Wisconsin, 6:05.96
2) Michigan, 6:19.15
3) Purdue, 6:20.33
4) Northwestern, 6:51.34
Varsity 4, grand
1) Minnesota, 6:40.98
2) Wisconsin, 6:5572
3) Northwestern, 7:08 72
4) Michigan B, 7:12.78
Junior Varsity 8, grand
1) Wisconsin, 6:08.30
2) Michigan, 6:12,98
3) Purdue, 6:31.75
Second Novice 8, grand
1) Wisconsin, 6:14.20
2) Michigan, 6:41.99
3) Purdue, 6:48,24
Transactions
Sunday
Baseball
Chicago Cubs - Purchased the contract of pitcher
Kerry Wood from Iowa of the Pacific
Coast League (AAA.
Florida Marlins .Activated third baseman Bobby
Bonilla from the 15 day disabled list:
optioned third aseman Josh Booty to
Charlotte of the international League
{AAA.
Seattle Mariners Activated pitcher Jeff Fassero from
the 15 day disabled list.
Toronto Blue Jays Activated pitcher Erik Hanson from
the 15-day disabled list: optioned catcher
Mark Dalesandro to Syracuse of the
International League (AAA).
Hockey
National Hockey League Suspended Phoenix Coyotes
right wing Rick Toccet, pending a hear.
ing. after a match penalty for deliberate
intent to injure with a high stick against
Scott Pelerin of the St. Louis Blues on
Saturday.
Saturday
Baseball
Chicago Cubs - Released outfielder Stoney Briggs from
his minorleague contract.
Cleveland Indians - Placed pitcher Paul Shuev on the
15-day disabled list with a strained right
groin, recalled pitcher Tom Martin from
Buffalo of the International League AAA).
Montreal Expos - Placed pitcher Mike Maddux on the
19 day disabled list with a straied right
groin: recalled pitcher SteveKlinedfrom
Ottawa of the International League (AAA).
Oakland Athletics - Signed first baseman Jason Giambi
to a three-year contract,
St. Louis Cardinals Activated pitcher Matt Morris
from the 15-day disabled list; optioned
pitcher Braden Looper to Memphis of the
Pacific Coast League (AAA).
Texas Rangers - Assigned pitcher Danny Patterson to
Oklahoma City of the Pacific Coast
League (AAA) on a rehabilitation assign-
ment.
Basketball
New York Knicks - Activated forward Buck Williams
from the injured list: Placed forward Ben
Davis on the injured list with left achilles
tendinitis.
San Antonio Spurs Signed forward Brad Lohaus for
the rest of the season.
Hockey
Anaheim Mighty Ducks - Recalled defenseman
Mike Crowley from Cincinnati of the
American Hockey League.
United Hockey League - Suspended
Binghamton Icemen goaltender Bob
Bell 10 games and Flint Generals
forward Jeremy Sladovik three

games for separate incidents in
their game on April 7th.
WRITE FOR THE
DAILY THIS
SUMMER

Women's Tennis

Mein's Tennis
Michigan 7, Penn State
April 12, 1998
Varisty Tennis Center
Singles:
No. 1 David Paradzik (Michigan) def. Mike Griesser (Penn
State) 6-4, 6-4
No. 2 Matt Wright (Michigan) def. Colin Smeeton (Penn
State) 7-6, 6-3
No. 3 Arvid Swan (Michigan) def. Marc Dortman (Penn
State) 6-2, 7-6
No. 4 Will Farah (Michigan) def, Eric Meditz (Penn State)
6-1, 6-7, 6-2
No. 5 Brook Blain (Michigan) def. Matt Nielson (Penn
State) 6-0, 6-3
No. 6 John Long (Michigan) d. Marc McCalister (Penn
State) 6-1, 6-3
Doubles:
No. 1 Blain/Swan (Michigan) def. Griesser/Smeeton
(Penn State) 8-2
No. 2 Jake Raiton/Wright (Michigan) def.
Dortman/Meditz 9-8, (7-4)
No. 3 McCallister/Neilson (Penn State) def. Miki
Puztai/Long (Michigan) 8-4

Who: Mike Harris
Hometown: Troy
High School: Troy

X - Clinched Playoff Berth
Z - Clinched conference title
Yesterday's Results
Florida 5. NEW JERSEY 5
Phoenix 2, CHICAGO 1
DALLAS 4, St. Louis 3

Why: Harris won the Marshall Invitational in Huntington, W. Va., this
weekend. The Sophomore shot 5-under par for the weekend (72-67-39),
giving him a one-stroke Victory and establishing a new tournament
record.
Background: Low scorer on teamn this year ... Won the Kroger
Invitational and the Persimmon Ridge Invitational in October
Selected to state of Michigan Golf Dream Team in 1995 as a senior in
high school ... Enrolled in the School of Literature, Science and the
Arts ... Born Sept. 28, 1977.

Harris

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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK(

Sport: Golf
Year: Junior
Eligibility: Sophomore

Today's Games
Philadelphia atBufalo 17 p.m .
Washington at N.Y. Islanders. 7:30 p m.
Boston at Carolina. 7:30 p.m
Ottawa at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.
Colorado at Anaheim, 10:30 p.m.
Calgary at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

Home team in CAPS

NBA Standings
Eastern Conference

Western Conference

Atlantic Division
Team W
Y-Miami 55
New Jersey 42
New York 42
Orlando 39
Washington 38
Boston 35
Philadelphia 30
Central Division
Team W
Z-Chicago 60
X Indiana 55
X-Charlotte 48
X-Atlanta 47
X-Cleveland 45
Detroit 35
Milwaukee 35
Toronto 15

L
24
36
37
40
40
43
49
L
18
23
30
31
33
44
43
63

PCT
.696
.538
.532
.494
.487
.449
.380
PCT
.769
.705
.615
.603
.577
.443
.449
.192

GB
12.0
13.0
15.5
16.0
19.0
24.5
GB
5.0
12.0
13.0
15.0
25.5
25.0
45.0

Midwest Division
Team W L
Y-Utah 59 19
X-San Antonio 53 25
X-Minnesota 42 36
X-Houston 40 39
Dallas 20 59
Vancouver 18 60
Denver 10 68
Pacific Division
Team W L
X-Seattle 59 20
X-L.A. Lakers 57 21
X-Phoenix 53 25
X Portland 44 34
Sacramento 27 51
Golden State 16 62
L.A. Clippers 16 62

PCT
.756
.679
.538
.506
.253
.231
.128
PCT
.747
.731
.679
.564
.346
.205
.205

GB
6.0
17.0
19.5
39.5
41.0
49.0
GB
1.5
5.5
14.5
31.5
42.5
42.5

Michigan 4, Minnesota 3
April 12, 1998
4th Street Courts, Minneapolis
_n ls:
No. 1 Nora Sausk a (Minnesota) def. Brooke Hart
(Michigan) 6-3, 6-0
No, 2 Danielle Lund (Michigan) def. Alice Rangsithienchai
(Minnesota) 6-2, 6-0
No. 3 Tumeka Harris (Michigan) def. Tarah Elkins
(Minnesota) 6-2, 7-5
No. 4 Kim Simansen (Minnesota) def. Erryn Weggenman
(Michigan) 6-3, 6-2
No. 5 Sora Moon (Michigan) def. Jana Hrdinova
(Minnesota) 3-6, 7-6, 6-3
No. 6 Jen Boylan (Michigan) def. Helen Wang (Minnesota)
6-4, 4-6, 7-6
Doubes.
No. 1 Sausk a/Rangsithienchai (Minnesota) def.
Hart/Lund (Michigan) 8-3
No. 2 Elkins/Tammy Wang (Minnesota) def. Moon/ Boylan
9-7
No. 3 Hrdinova/Jen Hayes (Minnesota) def.
Weggenman/Harris (Michigan) 8-4
Women's Tenn s
Iowa 4, Michigan 3
April 91 1998
Klotz Tennis Center, Iowa City
n les:
No. 1 Natalya Daway(lowa) def. Brooke Hart (Michigan)
5-7, 6-3, 7-6
No. 2 Danielle Lund (Michigan) def. Emily Bampton (Iowa)
6-3, 4-6, 6-4
No. 3 Shera Weigler (Iowa) def. Tumeka Harris (Michigan)
7-5, 6-0
No. 4 Erryn Weggenman (Michigan) def. Erin Wolverton
(Iowa) 7-6, 6-2
No. 5 Sora Moon (Michigan) def. Megan Kearney (Iowa)
6-2, 6-0
No. 6 Carolina Delgado (Iowa) def. Jen Boylan (Michigan)
6-4, 4-6, 6-4
Doubles:
No. 1 Wolverton/Wiegler (low a) clef. Hart/ Lund
(Michigan) 8-6
No. 2 Dawaf/Bampton (Iowa) def. Moon/Boylan 9-7
No. 3 Harris/Weggenmarl (Michigan) def.
Delgado/Landes (Iowa) 9-7

Mark O'Meara stormed past Fred Couples and David Duvall in the final round of.
The Masters Tournament yesterday to win the green jacket at Augusta National
Niciaus shines but
O'MearaIvrictorilous,

Yesterday's Results
CHARLOTTE 88, Detroit 86
MIAMI 82, New York 81
SEATTLE 103, Houston 95
Altanta 91, WASHINGTON 81
New Jersey 116, TORONTO 109
Indiana 93,B0STON 87
Phoenix 129 VANCOUVER 106

X - Clinced Playoff Berth
Y - Clinched Division Title
Z - Clinched Conference Title
Today's Games
Indiana at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
L.A. Lakers at San Antonio. 8:30 p.m.
Minnesota at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.
Pheonix at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.

Home team in CAPS

Tuesday
Baseball at Bowling Green, Bowling
Green, Oh., 3 p.m.
Softball at Michigan State, East
Lansing. 2 p.m, doubleheader
Thursday
SoftbaHlvs. Western Michigan, Ami
Field. 2 p.m. doubleheader
Friday
Baseball vs. Michigan State, Fisher
Stadium. 3p.m.
Women's track at Mount SAC Relays.
Walnut, Ca., all day
Men's track at Mount SAC Relays.
Walnut, Ca. all day
Saturday
Baseball at Michigan State, East

Lansing, A p.m. doubleheader
SoftbaN vs. Northwestern, Alumni
Field. 1 p.m. dcobeheader
Women's track at Mount SAC Relays,
Walnut, Ca., all day
Men's tack at Mount SAC Relays.
Walnut. Ca., all day
Women's golf at Iowa Invitational,
Iowa City, la.; all day
Sunday
Basewavs. Michigan State. Fisher
Stadium.3 p.m.
Softball vs. Northwestern. Alumni
Field, 1 p.rm.
Wmen's track at Mount SAC Relays,
Walnut, Ca. al day
Men's tack at Mount SAC Relays,
Walnut, Ca., al day

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Mark never a factor at this Masters.
O'Meara rolled in a 20-foot birdie putt Betrayed by erratic iron play.*
on the final hole to claim the Masters week, Woods closed with a 70 aind'a
title that his close friend Tiger Woods 285 total - 15 strokes higher than last
overwhelmed a year ago. but not year. But the mere fact that he finished
before the greatest master of them all eighth despite not playing well dis-
- Jack Nicklaus - thrilled the mas- played what a force he will be in this
sive gallery with one more run at a tournament for years to come - per-
seventh green jacket. haps just as Nicklaus has been.
O'Meara, 41, had played in 56 "1 squeezed the towel dry this
major championships without win- week," Woods said about the fact he
ning, but when that streak ended yes- got more out of his game than he per-
terday at Augusta National Golf Club haps should have.
he thrust his arms triumphantly into "I just hung in there with my short
the air and then wrapped them around game," he said. "I hit 18 greens in the
caddie Jerry 1-liggenbothem. first two rounds and was still under
The birdie on No. 18 marked the par. That was a minor miracle in itself.
only time O'Meara led during the four I'm very proud of how I hung in there.
days of play. People have no idea how hard this golf
The tournament appeared headed cburse is."
for a playoff when David Duval, play- The crazy flip-flop finish appeared
ing in the group in front of O'Meara, to be all but over several times, first
missed a 20-foot birdie try on the final with Couples looking like he was (he
hole to finish at 8-under-par 280. winner and then with Duval sots
Fred Couples and O'Meara -- play- have things under control, and fina '
ing together - were both also at eight with a playoff almost certain. 1
under, but Couples, who drove into the ' Throughout the day, O'Meara was a
fairway bunker and then hit the green- "mere afterthought as the possiblewin-
side bunker, could only make par and 'ner - until he made three birdies on
also finished at 280. the last four holes.
The birdie on No. 18 gave O'Meara "I don't think it's sunk in yet,"
a closing round 67 and a 72-hole total O'Meara said as Woods put the win-
of 279 - nine strokes higher than the ner's green jacket on him and gave
winning score by Woods last year O'Meara a big hug. "I'll treasure it for
Woods and O'Meara live in the same a lifetime. I walked to the 17th
community near Orlando and are con- thinking I could still make t
stant golf and fishing companions. birdies."
Jim Furyk was fourth at 281 with That's exactly what he did, hitting a
Paul Azinger at 282 and Nicklaus and great iron to 7 feet on No. 17 and then
David Toms tied for sixth place at 283. making the 20-footer on the last hole.
The victory by O'Meara meant tha Duval was five strokes behind
the last 14 major championships hav Couples through eight holes and a
been won by 14 different people. mere six holes later was two ahead, a
As thrilling as the finish involving turnaround reminiscent of the deficit
O'Meara, Couples and Duval was, Nick Faldo made over Greg Norman
Nicklaus all but stole the show. in 1996 on virtually that same stretch
Nicklaus, playing in his 40th of holes.
Masters, made four birdies in the first It appeared Couples had given the
seven holes and was within three tournament away on No. 13 when he
strokes of the lead with nine holes ;o drove into the azalea trees on the left
play. But he couldn't match the 30 Qe side and had to play his next shot offla
shot on the back nine in 1986 when he service road. He handled that well
won his final Masters at age 46. enough but then dumped his 161-yard
Still, his closing round 68 put himat approach shot into the water and made
283, good enough for sixth place, the a double-bogey 7 to fall two strokes
22nd time he has finished in the top 10 behind Duval.
at the Masters. But Couples pulled back into a
"I had to try to shoot the lowest when he hit a 6-iron from 185 ya
score I could and I went after it," on the par-S 15th hole to 2 feet and
Nicklaus said. "I had a chance at the made an eagle while Duval was mak-
last three holes to make birdies apd I ing a three-putt bogey on the 16th
missed all three of them," he said, "If hole.
I had made those I might have been Couples missed a 9-foot birdie try

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