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V - The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, March 27, 2001
Hensn rport toXanees s aful-tim plyerSingh falters, Woods*
~TAr'MPA, Fla. (AP) - Drew life, that I devoted all my effort to, 6-" weeks of spring training, 162 winsPes byon
Fenrson walked out of the clubhouse has been successful, he said. I gatmes over 26 weeks and then a
nd into the sunshine, standing in don't expect that to change. possible four-week postseason xwths PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla.
Bra ew Yankees' pinstripes, exactly If that's the case, a year fromn now thi~ee intense series."> (AP) - Forget the slump and bring
4;hereh wanted to be. he'll be getting ready for his first lIt wasn't right for John FIwty, on the Masters.
Football was a job. Baseball is a opening day as New York's third whb played in the Yankees' farm I Tiger Woods couldn't help raising
ly.baseman. system and left for the Den r his own season start after holding
.A~When I'm 40 and have kids,"'he That was the goal when the Broncos. a ' off Vijay Singh's late charge to win
i,"I'll tell them I could have Yankees agreed late Friday night to a J[ wasn't right for Josh Booty, w1~ ' The Plyrphmiosi:o i
lina good football player but I $17 million, six-year contract. failikd with the Florida Marlins a14".d second straight victory
weti with what my dream was." Henson, 2 1, could have been an entered this year's NFL draft. zWos said people had been wrt-
w^ a z~ '5t =jaitraded his No. 7 Michigan jer- NFL star, but that's not what he };Blot it vas what Henson wanted. n n akn bu i lm
, fo a No. 69 Yankees' uniform, wanted. 'Getting up every day and you're t;y, rk".ga; when he went through his first
*ok~ing the path of Lou Gehrig, Pro football can be a grind, with kngvin "you're going to competip, seven starts this year without a vi-
Who went to Columbia on a football five or six days of practice between pla±. a game that counts, he sal..: f**,,. .. .or.
sc~arship then helped lead the games, with cold weather and mud, "Yoalu et to sleep in in the mornin,"biulthydntudr
Ykesto their first seven World with layers who must adapt to the lay in the afternoon in beautiftf z, {>stand'the game that well"' h ad
$tes titles. "system" of whatever coach is weat.her.", p ~ ,.z r "Now I've won two in a row and
> g ave up the chance to win this brought in. Brian Cashman, the Yankees' ger~ they'll go write about something
~~n's Heisman Trophy and the For Henson, baseball brings back eral manager, thinks Henson was a res,
epyt 2 unity to be the No. 1 pick in memories of spring and summer in baseball player who just happened to Like maybe how Woods is the
.et ear's NFL draft for a life that, the sun, of individuality. Football play' football, too. The former quam ::::. favorite for his fourth straight
~tts in the minor leagues, where players work out in the morning, go terbitick agreed , ao tAgst ainli w
l~eHsedtesummer in a territory to meetings, memorize game plans "From a mental standpoint, "I.. . .. . . ~ j weeks.
r he has been the enemy, at and opponents. thid; a little more like a baseball atF I fee as if Ie heddijh
I ~in the eyes of Ohio State fans. By midsummer, baseball players player than a football player," he <, right d ireI, hesad "itnie
;t mom, pop and little sister are used to a different routine, They said,: AP PHOTO to see the changes I made in my
irtethe trip from Michigan to get to the ballpark in early after- Thiere were a few attractions t ,' Laughable: In Tampa, Drew Henson practices, $171million richer Meanwhile,. game pay off."
~rh him start the journey and noon, take batting practice, do their life 4s a quarterback that caused himn in snowy Ann Arbor, his former football teammates practice for nothing.
wtched his news conference at the running and throwing, then play and to d~iberate after the Yankees' reac-,Wo CanadaM mpi
Faiees' minor league complex. He head out for a bite or a drink. quired him from Cincinnati last taken by the expansion Houston football and the opportunity to be a Wo! e pi
1W nto doubt that he'll be tri- They must be "up" for a game Wedntesday. But he didn't want to' Texans as the first pick would have- franchise quarterback, the decision top choice for Griulies "
t bouhat. every day, but not get so "up"~ that it wait; a year 'until the NFL draft', been more immediate would have been more difficultthan
Eerything I competed in in my will exhaust them over the grind of appriaached, when the chance to be~ "Because of the upfront dollars in it was right now," he said.
y F }MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -' The city
that once featured the Memphis Tams
in the ABA is the choice to become the
new home of the Vancouver Grizzlies.
Bidders from Louisville, Ky. - one
of four candidates hoping to lure the
financially struggling team owned by
Michael Heisley - confirmed yester-
day that Memphis was the choice.
'~. . ... ,.Griffey injures leg in
exhibition game
HAINES CITY. Fla. (AP) -.Ken
Griffey Jr had to be helped off the
0 field yesterday after he appeared to
pull his hamstring while rounding
~ third base.
The Cincinnati Reds center fielder
i was bothered earlier this spring bya
sore left hamstring. There was no
immediate word on the severity of
the injury.
rt 50'Griffey was on second base in the
T t- .seventh inning and tried to score on
141 Alex Ochoa's single to left. Griffey
stumbled as he rounded third and
hobbled halfway to home before
falling to the ground.
Trainers, teammates and manager
~..'Bob Boone came out the dugout and*
surrounded him while he rolled on-
' his back in pain. After a few min-
t utes, he got up and put his arms
,"" °, =around teammates Deion Sanders
and Jason LaRue, limping off the
ii field with his left foot off the
I ground.
_ Griffey had a pair of doubles in
three at-bats Monday and gave no
hint of a problem with the leg until
he awkwardly rounded third base.
. Griffey partially tore the ham-
string in his left leg on Sept. 11 last
season and didn't start another game.
.. He has made a diving catch and sev-
eral running catches in the outfield
S in the past few days, running at full
{ _ .speed without a problem.
-~. .., ~ -Olajuwon recovers,
exoctsto play tonight

-.55 A.
H~atjSTON - Two weeks ago,
i HaeemOlajuwon's season and
caer were in jeopardy because of a
4 ~.55~olcxl condition in his left leg.
T onight, he expects to be in the
a'- lineup for the Houston Rockets when
' they play the Utah Jazz.
"lie's an amazing player. He was
-- -- . very sharp in practice and I didn't
~.see any rust," coach Rud*
Tomjanovich said after the teams
practice session yesterday. "We
- - expect him to play (tonight) night
-. but we don't know how much'
'Olajuwnrturned to full work-
outs with the team yesterday for the
first time since doctors announced
on March 13 that the Rockets center
would be sidelined three to six
t)- months whie taking medication for
- - a blood clot in a vein in his lower left
t, leg.
iM Williams sisters' dad
t x - hears racist taunts
- ~ ~ ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) -- The
- father of tennis stars Venus and
S--~ ~---'' -~Serena Williams told USA Today
his family was subjected to racial
- ~ -slurs at the Indian Wells tennis
~- tournament, after Venus withdrew
,,-. -----~-~from a semifinal match with her
~S -,~-.-In an interview conducted at the
~ 4-4~5S - ~ s~s-~j;::i{ - Ericsson Open, Richard Williams
55 - - ~said his family was booed and
-'-5 -~ ~ 4~SSS~-.1 taunted by a racist crowd.

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