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10A - The Michigan Daily - Thursday, October 16, 2003

Still no Series for Cubs;
Red Sox force Game 7

Bryant defense team
shows new evidence

Marlins 9, Cubs 6:
CHICAGO (AP) - Waiting 'til
next year will never, ever be so.
painful for the Chicago Cubs .
Given one final chance to beat the
demons of their past and the Mar-
lins, the Cubs couldn't get it done.
Kerry Wood failed to hold an. early
lead and Wrigley Field fell silent as
Florida capped its stunning NLCS
comeback with a 9-6 win in Game 7
Wednesday night.
Destiny? Fate? The fan in Game
6? Whatever. The Cubs were unable
to end their long, strange drought
because Ivan Rodriguez, Miguel
Cabrera and these remarkably
resilient Marlins won their third
straight game to clinch the National
League pennant.
Now, the Marlins will head off to
face Boston or the New York Yan-
kees in the World Series starting
Saturday night.
In a cruel twist to the Cubs' faith-
ful, Florida will make its second
Series trip in only 11 years of exis-
tence - Chicago has been absent
since 1945, prompting the team's
sad little motto of "Wait 'til next
Alex Gonzalez provided insur-
ance with a two-run double to left-
center field in the seventh inning for
a 9-5 lead. The ball hopped up
against the brick wall, covered with

ivy that has changed colors to
orange and red.
That poison ivy will certainly be
tinged with tears, too.
Red Sox 9, Yankees 6:
resilient Boston Red Sox rallied just
in time.
Trailing by two runs and nine outs
from ending their season, they
rebounded with a three-run seventh
inning to beat the New York Yankees
9-6 yesterday and set up a whopper
of a Game 7.
David Ortiz tied it with a run-
scoring single and Johnny Damon
drove in the go-ahead run with a
bases-loaded walk in the seventh
inning that tied the American
League Championship Series.
That brings the series down to
one game tonight, and it has all the
makings of a classic: Roger
Clemens versus Pedro Martinez, the
central characters who set off fire-
works and fights during Game 3 at
Fenway Park.
"Tomorrow should be an exciting
day," Boston manager Grady Little
Slumping Nomar Garciaparra had
four hits, including a wind-blown
triple that started the three-run sev-
enth and atoned for an earlier error.
Jason Varitek hit a third-inning
homer off starter Andy Pettitte , and

Cubs starter Kerry Wood homered to make it 3-3 early on, but it wasn't enough.

Trot Nixon added a two-run shot in
the ninth off Gabe White as the Red
Sox beat up New York for 16 hits
and moved within one win of their
first trip to the World Series since
"I guess it was supposed to come
down to seven games," Yankees
manager Joe Torre said. "I don't
know two clubs that are more evenly
matched than we are."
Homers by Jason Giambi and
Jorge Posada, and a two-run double

by Alfonso Soriano staked New
York to a 6-4 lead. But reliever Jose
Contreras couldn't hold it.
Boston, the top offense in the
major leagues during the regular
season, had been hitting just .230 in
the playoffs and hadn't scored more
than five runs in 10 postseason
But the Red Sox remembered
back to the first round, when they
fell behind Oakland 0-2 before win-
ning three in a row to advance.

EAGLE, Colo. (AP) - Kobe
Bryant's accuser showed up for her
rape exam wearing underpants con-
taining another man's sperm, a star-
tling discovery that defense lawyers
called "compelling evidence" the
NBA star is innocent.
But Bryant's preliminary hearing
ended yesterday
with prosecutors
telling a judge there
was "uncontradict-
ed" evidence that
the Los Angeles
Lakers guard raped
the 19-year-old
woman at a moun-
tain resort.
"He held her by the back of the
neck with his hand during sexual
intercourse," prosecutor Greg Crit-
tenden said. "He lifted up her skirt.
She said 'no.' He pulled down her
underpants and she said 'no.' He
penetrated her from behind and she
Judge Frederick Gannett said he
hoped to rule by Monday whether
Bryant will have to stand trial on a
sexual assault charge that could
send him to prison for life.
Gannett only has to find there is
probable cause to believe Bryant
raped the woman, something
defense attorney Pamela Mackey
told the judge prosecutors failed to
prove because the woman told her
story through a sheriff's detective.
"She is not worthy of your belief,"
Mackey said.
Eagle County District Attorney
Mark Hurlbert said, however, he was
confident the judge would send the
Continued from Page 9A
So far, Michigan has found a way to
protect Navarre and keep running
back Chris Perry involved in the
offense. Perry doesn't seem to mind
the system.
"The difference is that it is more of
an open field," Perry said. "All you
have to do is get by the linebackers
and you are free. Other than that, there
is really no difference."
And Edwards pointed out that
swing and screen passes to Perry can
be very effective, as they were against
"We have four receivers on the
field, and the other team is so worried
about Steve (Breaston's) speed, Jason
(Avant's) physicality, my height, and

case to trial.
"No prosecutor puts on their
whole case at preliminary hearing,"
he said. "In this case you saw kind
of a sanitized version."
If the two-day preliminary hear-
ing wasn't the entire prosecution
case, it still contained graphic
details about an encounter that
began with the woman excited to
meet the basketball superstar, esca-
lated into consensual kissing and
hugging, and ended with sex across
the back of a chair.
Six days after prosecutors
revealed details of the alleged
attack, it was the defense's turn to
question the lead detective in the
case about what happened the night
of June 30 at the resort where she
When it was the defense's turn to
question the lead detective in the
case, Mackey tried to poke holes in
the woman's story, raise doubts
about whether she told Bryant "no"
and show she had sex with someone
else two days before the alleged
assault June 30.
"This is an extremely thin case
based mostly on hearsay," Mackey
Eagle attorney Jim Fahrenholtz
called the hearing "a disaster for the
Most, though, said they expected
the judge to order a trial for Bryant,
which would probably not take place
until next summer, at the earliest.
"It will be pretty hard for this
judge to say you don't have enough
non-hearsay evidence," former Den-
ver prosecutor Craig Silverman said.
how we go with John (Navarre's) arm,
they tend to forget about Chris (Perry)
being a great back and catching the
ball out of the backfield," Edwards
said. "They will get into coverage and
kind of leave big (No.) 23 wide open
in the flats, so it's great. "
Edwards said that he'd like to try
running the offense from the shotgun
more often, but the coaching staff
seemed to indicate that they'll contin-
ue to use it only as a way to shake
things up.
And if you have a system that can
overcome a 21-point deficit in the
fourth quarter, maybe it doesn't matter
what kind of offense you run the rest
of the game.
Courtney Lewis can be reached at




Historic race means fresh start for rowers

By Matt Singer
For the Daily
The remaining red, yellow and orange leaves
cling desperately to their branches as the autumn
wind gently nudges them toward an
inevitable plunge. Squirrels, spurred -
on by the chilly air, horde nuts to
survive the upcoming winter. The SUN
majestic river flows on, undisturbed, Mich
though it too may eventually suc- Head ofd
cumb to Mother Nature's cold fury. Tune: 3301
Against this breathtaking back- Charle
drop, the Cambridge Boat Club willB
host the 38th Annual Head of the
Charles Regatta this weekend. The
world's largest two-day rowing event
usually attracts over 300,000 people to Boston's
Charles River. With over 6,000 participants of all
ages, walks of life and levels of competition, the
weekend is not merely an athletic contest; It is a
"With 300,000 people lining the river it's a lot
of fun," Michigan senior rower Heather Mandoli

said. "It's an exciting race to be a part of."
Amid this combination of natural beauty and
human activity, the Michigan women's rowing
team will be on a mission to reaffirm its place
among the nation's best. Coming off of a fourth-

higan at
the Charles
p m. Sunday
s River

place showing in the 2003 NCAA
Championships, the Wolverines hope
to once again contend for the national
Following a few home scrimmages
at Belleville Lake, the Head of the
Charles is the first real competition
of Michigan's season. The Wolverines
send two boats to Boston - an eight-
person and a four-person.
The eight, led by coxswain Tara
Medina, will compete with 39 other

onship Fours category. Michigan's four has also
set a successful precedent at the Head of the
Charles with four top 10 finishes in the past five
years. The Wolverines are coming off a 10th
place finish in the 2002 competition - seventh
among collegiate crews.
While the Michigan rowers would love to have
a strong showing, the fall season is not about
wins and losses. At this point, the team is mainly
focused on working out the kinks.
"In the fall season we just work on developing
a strong technical base and fitness for the
upcoming season," Mandoli said.
According to a recent issue of Sports Illustrat-
ed on Campus, attending the Head of the Charles
is one of the top 100 "things you gotta do before
you graduate." For the hundreds of thousands of
spectators, attending the regatta is a unique and
memorable way to spend a fall afternoon.
But the Michigan rowers have bigger goals for
their trip to Massachusetts. Before the rivers
freeze and the trees go bare, the Wolverines will
make their first strokes toward what they hope
will be an NCAA Championship.

crews in the Women's Championship Eights cate-
gory. The Wolverines have history on their side,
as they have nailed down five consecutive top 10
finishes. Last year, they finished ninth overall
and sixth among collegiate entrants.
The four, headed by coxswain Louisa DiLeone,
will race 21 opponents in the Women's Champi-



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