Sports Digest

SPORTS DIGEST

March 20, 2003

Skiing

Mancuso takes gold in downhill, ends Clark's U.S. streak

Julia Mancuso ended Kirsten Clark's four-year domination of the women's downhill at the U.S. Alpine Championships, racing to a convincing victory in Lake Placid, N.Y., over Lindsey Kildow and Jonna Mendes in 1 minute, 38.07 seconds.

Steven Nyman, who barely made the Alpine B team this year, stunned the men's field. He won in 1:34.81 as three of the favorites faded.

Travel-weary Bode Miller finished fourth, Jakub Fiala was seventh, and Marco Sullivan veered off the Whiteface Mountain course and failed to finish.

War would alter Burk's protest plan

Martha Burk says war with Iraq would "alter the tone and possibly the size" of her planned protest during the Masters.

But Burk, chair of the National Council of Women's Organizations, said she still intends to protest April 12 at Augusta National - unless the all-male club allows female members or postpones the tournament.

The Rainbow/PUSH Coalition plans to reduce its numbers and protest demands because of the war.

MORE GOLF: George Bayer, a three-time winner on the PGA Tour who was known for his booming drives, died at 77.

He had a heart attack Sunday while he and wife Marianne were dining with former Masters champion Bob Goalby and his wife at the Bayers' home in Palm Desert, Calif.

At 6 feet 5 and 230 pounds, Bayer hit drives that exceeded 300 yards at a time of wooden clubs and low-tech golf balls.

HORSE RACING: The filly Composure was retired because of a crack in her right front leg, leaving trainer Bob Baffert without one of his Kentucky Derby contenders.

Composure, a daughter of 1997 Belmont winner Touch Gold, won four of eight career starts. Baffert was considering Composure for the Derby on May 3. ...

Hall of Fame jockey Julie Krone expects to return from a broken back by the start of the Del Mar (Calif.) meet on July 23.

SOCCER: Major League Soccer's schedule will not be changed because of war in Iraq, league commissioner Don Garber said.

The season starts April 5 when defending champion Los Angeles plays at Columbus. The other eight teams start play a week later.

HIGH SCHOOLS: Old Mill football players Brashaad Mayweather and Demetrius Harrison have signed for full scholarships to Arkansas-Pine Bluff and Virginia Military Institute, respectively.

Mayweather, an All-Metro running back, rushed for 1,895 yards and 23 touchdowns last fall. Harrison, a wide receiver-defensive back, had eight touchdown passes and five interceptions in two seasons.

The quiz

Scoring Demon: This is the first year that Wake Forest has won the American Coast Conference men's basketball regular-season championship since 1961-62. Who led that '61 - 62 team in scoring with 30.1 points a game? (Answer in For The Record)

QUIZ ANSWER

Len Chappell.

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