The quiz The hits keep coming: Jeff Bagwell this week...

SPORTS DIGEST

September 07, 2002

The quiz

The hits keep coming: Jeff Bagwell this week moved into second on the Astros' all-time hit list, trailing only teammate Craig Biggio. Name the former outfielder Bagwell passed. (Answer in For The Record)

Pro Basketball

Manslaughter trial for Jayson Williams to begin in February

A trial date of Feb. 18 was set yesterday for former NBA All-Star Jayson Williams, who is accused of fatally shooting a limousine driver at his New Jersey mansion and then trying to cover it up.

Williams, 34, has pleaded innocent to first-degree manslaughter in the Feb. 14 death of Costas Christofi. Williams also is accused of tampering with witnesses and evidence to make the shooting appear self-inflicted.

If convicted of all the charges, Williams could be imprisoned for nearly 45 years.

The defense team also said that Washington lawyer Billy Martin would serve as co-counsel for Williams. Martin's past clients have included NBA players Juwan Howard, Allen Iverson and Rod Strickland.

Colleges@SUBHEDHawaii basketball coach recovers from brain surgery

University of Hawaii men's basketball coach Riley Wallace was in fair condition after undergoing brain surgery in Las Vegas.

A University Medical Center spokesman said Wallace was awake and alert, and was expected to remain hospitalized through the weekend.

Wallace, 60, had two subdural hematomas on the left side of his brain removed during the two-hour procedure. A hematoma is the bleeding in the brain that produces pressure on the skull.

Wallace, who was on his way to Hawaii's football game last night against Brigham Young in Utah, was admitted to the hospital Thursday after complaining of a severe headache, dizziness and difficulty standing, said his wife, Joan.

SOCCER: The Maryland women scored four goals in the second half to defeat Rutgers, 5-2, in New Brunswick, N.J., and lift Shannon Higgins-Cirovski to her 100th career coaching victory. ... The Navy women defeated Air Force, 2-1, in the Toys For Tots Military Academies Soccer Classic in St. Louis, lifting Carin Gabarra to her 100th victory as the Midshipmen coach. ... Sumed Ibrahim scored the game-winning goal in the 34th minute for the Maryland men, who defeated Penn State, 2-1, at the Maryland/FILA Classic in College Park.

WATER POLO: Johns Hopkins earned a preseason ranking of No. 2 in the Collegiate Water Polo Association men's Division III national poll released Wednesday.

The Blue Jays trail only the University of Redlands, which ended the 2001 season ranked No. 1.

Et Cetera@SUBHED Top NHL scorer Iginla nets $13M deal with Flames

Calgary forward Jarome Iginla, who led the NHL in goals scored last season, signed a two-year, $13 million contract to stay with the Flames.

Iginla, 25, who was a restricted free agent, will make $6 million for the coming season and $7 million the following season, said Iginla's agent, Don Meehan. Iginla had 52 goals and 44 assists last season.

AUTO RACING: NASCAR driver Tony Stewart has been accused of shoving a female fan after a race in Tennessee last month.

The unidentified woman was in the pit area at Bristol Motor Speedway watching the Sharpie 500 Winston Cup race when she said she was pushed by Stewart, who finished 24th.

Stewart declined to comment through a spokesman.

BOXING: Eric Lucas (36-4-2) retained his World Boxing Council super-middleweight title with a unanimous decision over Omar Sheika (23-4-0) in Montreal.

From staff and wire reports

Quiz answer

Jose Cruz.

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