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Zscores Olympics Medals Table Through 17 of 18 medal events Friday Through 102 of 103 total medal events Country United States China Australia Russia South Korea France Germany Italy Japan Britain Cuba Ukraine Netherlands North Korea Hungary Kazakhstan Armenia Slovakia Czech Republic Azerbaijan Romania Switzerland Belarus Brazil Georgia Zimbabwe Sweden Austria Mongolia Poland Finland Spain Algeria Kyrgyzstan Norway Slovenia Turkey Uzbekistan Indonesia Taiwan India Thailand Colombia Vietnam Argentina Bulgaria Croatia Denmark Egypt Lithuania Mexico Tajikistan Togo

G 14 26 5 3 6 3 8 6 6 3 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 2 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

S B 13 18 9 6 7 8 8 8 9 3 9 6 2 4 4 4 4 3 2 3 3 4 0 4 2 4 1 3 4 1 3 2 0 5 1 0 2 0 2 1 1 2 0 3 1 3 0 4 0 1 3 0 2 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1

Tot 45 41 20 19 18 18 14 14 13 8 8 7 7 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

Friday’s Results ARCHERY Men’s Individual (70-meter) Round of 16 Juan Rene Serrano, Mexico, def. Maksim Kunda, Belarus, 110-106. Victor Wunderle, Mason City, Ill., def. Im Dong-Hyun, South Korea, 113111. Juan Carlos Stevens, Cuba, def. Alan Wills, Britain, 108-104. Park Kyung-Mo, South Korea, def. Rafal Dobrowolski, Poland, 113-105. Viktor Ruban, Ukraine, def. Jacek Proc, Poland, 114-108. Ryuichi Moriya, Japan, def. Baljinima Tsyrempilov, Russia, 113-110. Chu Sian Cheng, Malaysia, def. Lee Chang-Hwan, South Korea, 105-105 (99, 10-9). Bair Badenov, Russia, def. Jay Lyon, Canada, 115-110. Quarterfinals Juan Rene Serrano, Mexico, def. Victor Wunderle, Mason City, Ill., 113106. Park Kyung-Mo, South Korea, def. Juan Carlos Stevens, Cuba, 108-108 (99, 10-8). Bair Badenov, Russia, def. Chu Sian Cheng, Malaysia, 109-104. Viktor Ruban, Ukraine, def. Ryuichi Moriya, Japan, 115-106. Semifinals Park Kyung-Mo, South Korea, def. Juan Rene Serrano, Mexico, 115-112. Viktor Ruban, Ukraine, def. Bair Badenov, Russia, 112-112 (10-10, 10-8). Bronze Medal Bair Badenov, Russia, def. Juan Rene Serrano, Mexico, 115-110. Gold Medal Viktor Ruban, Ukraine, def. Park Kyung-Mo, South Korea, 113-112. BADMINTON Men Singles Semifinals Chong Wei Lee, Malaysia, def. Lee Hyunil, South Korea, 21-18, 13-21, 21-13. Lin Dan, China, def. Chen Jin, China, 21-12, 21-18. Doubles Semifinals Markis Kido and Hendra Setiawan, Indonesia, def. Lars Paaske and Jonas Rasmussen, Denmark, 21-19, 21-17. Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng, China, def. Lee Jaejin and Hwang Jiman, South Korea, 22-20, 21-8. Women Singles Semifinals Zhang Ning, China, def. Maria Kristin Yulianti, Indonesia, 21-15, 2115. Xie Xingfang, China, def. Lu Lan, China, 7-21, 21-10, 21-12. Doubles Bronze Medal Wei Yili and Zhang Yawen, China, def. Miyuki Maeda and Satoko Suetsuna, Japan, 21-17, 21-10.

Gold Medal Du Jing and Yu Yang, China, def. Lee Hyojung and Lee Kyungwon, South Korea, 21-15, 21-13. CANOE-KAYAK Men’s C-2 Final Ranking 1. Slovakia (Pavol Hochschorner; Peter Hochschorner), 190.82. 2. Czech Republic (Jaroslav Volf; Ondrej Stepanek), 192.89, +2.07. 3. Russia (Mikhail Kuznetsov; Dmitry Larionov), 197.37, +6.55. 4. France (Cedric Forgit; Martin Braud), 198.19, +7.37. 5. Italy (Andrea Benetti; Erik Masoero), 204.12, +13.30. 6. Germany (Felix Michel; Sebastian Piersig), 204.43, +13.61. Women’s K-1 Final Ranking 1. Elena Kaliska, Slovakia, 192.64. 2. Jacqueline Lawrence, Australia, 206.94, +14.30. 3. Violetta Oblinger Peters, Austria, 214.77, +22.13. 4. Yuriko Takeshita, Japan, 219.30, +26.66. 5. Agnieszka Stanuch, Poland, 221.08, +28.44. 6. Ariane Herde, Netherlands, 231.99, +39.35. 7. Emilie Fer, France, 251.96, +59.32. 8. Heather Corrie, Charlotte, N.C., 270.88, +78.24. CYCLING Men’s Team Sprint Bronze Medal Race Germany (Rene Enders; Maximilian Levy; Stefan Nimke), 44.014, def. Australia (Ryan Bayley; Daniel Ellis; Mark French), 44.022. Gold Medal Race Britain (Chris Hoy; Jason Kenny; Jamie Staff), 43.128, def. France (Gregory Bauge; Kevin Sireau; Arnaud Tournant), 43.651. FENCING Men Team Epee Semifinals France (Ulrich Robeiri 1-1; Fabrice Jeannet 1-2; Jerome Jeannet 3-0), def. Italy (Alfredo Rota 1-2; Diego Confalonieri 1-1; Matteo Tagliariol 12), 45-39. Poland (Adam Wiercioch 2-1; Tomasz Motyka 1-1; Radoslaw Zawrotniak 2-0), def. China (Yin Lianchi 2-1; Li Guojie 0-3; Wang Lei 0-1), 45-44. Bronze Medal Italy (Alfredo Rota 2-1; Matteo Tagliariol 2-0; Diego Confalonieri 1-2), def. China (Li Guojie 0-3; Yin Lianchi 1-2; Dong Guotao 2-1), 45-35. Gold Medal France (Ulrich Robeiri 2-1; Fabrice Jeannet 3-0; Jerome Jeannet 2-1), def. Poland (Robert Andrzejuk 1-2; Radoslaw Zawrotniak 1-2; Tomasz Motyka 0-3), 45-29. GYMNASTICS Women’s Individual All-Round Final Ranking 1. Nastia Liukin, Parker, Texas, 63.325. 2. Shawn Johnson, West Des Moines, Iowa, 62.725. 3. Yang Yilin, China, 62.650. 4. Ksenia Semenova, Russia, 61.925. 5. Steliana Nistor, Romania, 61.050. 6. Jiang Yuyuan, China, 60.900. 7. Anna Pavlova, Russia, 60.825. 8. Sandra Izbasa, Romania, 60.750. JUDO Men Over 100kg Repechage Semifinals Mohammad Reza Rodaki, Iran, def. Tamerlan Tmenov, Russia, Ippon, Kuchiki-taoshi, 03:16. Teddy Riner, France, def. Joao Schlittler, Brazil, Ippon, Haraimakikomi, 01:02. Semifinals Satoshi Ishii, Japan, def. Lasha Gujejiani, Georgia, Ippon, Kami-shihogatame, 04:59. Abdullo Tangriev, Uzbekistan, def. Oscar Brayson, Cuba, Ippon, Yokoshiho-gatame, 05:00. Bronze Medal Final 1 Oscar Brayson, Cuba, def. Mohammad Reza Rodaki, Iran, Waza-ari awasete Ippon, 01:39. Bronze Medal Final 2 Teddy Riner, France, def. Lasha Gujejiani, Georgia, Ippon, Kesagatame, 03:59. Gold Medal Final Satoshi Ishii, Japan, def. Abdullo Tangriev, Uzbekistan, Time expired. Women’s Over 78kg Repechage Semifinals Kim Nayoung, South Korea, def. Samah Ramadan, Egypt, Waza-ari awasete Ippon, 03:30. Tserenkhand Dorjgotov, Mongolia,

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def. Anne-Sophie Mondiere, France, Ippon, Tsuri-goshi, 01:04. Semifinals Tong Wen, China, def. Idalys Ortiz, Cuba, Yuko. Maki Tsukada, Japan, def. Lucija Polavder, Slovenia, Ippon, Yoko-shiho-gatame, 03:04. Bronze Medal Final 1 Lucija Polavder, Slovenia, def. Kim Nayoung, South Korea, Time expired. Bronze Medal Final 2 Idalys Ortiz, Cuba, def. Tserenkhand Dorjgotov, Mongolia, Ippon, Ogoshi, 01:18. Gold Medal Final Tong Wen, China, def. Maki Tsukada, Japan, Ippon, Ippon-seoi-nage, 04:52. SHOOTING Men’s 50-meter free rifle prone Final 1. Artur Ayvazian, Ukraine (599, 103.7), 702.7. 2. Matt Emmons, Browns Mills, N.J. (597, 104.7), 701.7. 3. Warren Potent, Australia (595, 105.5), 700.5. 4. Vebjoern Berg, Norway (596, 103.1), 699.1. 5. Konstantin Prikhodtchenko, Russia (595, 104.0), 699.0. 6. Valerian Sauveplane, France (594, 104.8), 698.8. 7. Juha Hirvi, Finland (595, 103.5), 698.5. 8. Sergei Martynov, Belarus (595, 103.3), 698.3. 9. Mike Anti, Winterville, N.C. (594), 594.0. SWIMMING Men 200 Backstroke Final 1. Ryan Lochte, Daytona Beach, Fla., 1:53.94. 2. Aaron Piersol, Irvine, Calif., 1:54.33. 3. Arkady Vyatchanin, Russia, 1:54.93. 4. Markus Rogan, Austria, 1:55.49. 5. Ryosuke Irie, Japan, 1:55.72. 6. Hayden Stoeckel, Australia, 1:56.39. 7. Razvan Ionut Florea, Romania, 1:56.52. 8. Gregor Tait, Britain, 1:57.00. 200 Individual Medley Final 1. Michael Phelps, Baltimore, 1:54.23. 2. Laszlo Cseh, Hungary, 1:56.52. 3. Ryan Lochte, Daytona Beach, Fla., 1:56.53. 4. Thiago Pereira, Brazil, 1:58.14. 5. Ken Takakuwa, Japan, 1:58.22. 6. James Goddard, Britain, 1:59.24. 7. Keith Beavers, Canada, 1:59.43. 8. Liam Tancock, Britain, 2:00.76. Women 100 Freestyle Final 1. Britta Steffen, Germany, 53.12. 2. Lisbeth Trickett, Australia, 53.16. 3. Natalie Coughlin, Lafayette, Calif., 53.39. 4. Hanna-Maria Seppala, Finland, 53.97. 5. Jeanette Ottesen, Denmark, 54.06. 6. Zhu Yingwen, China, 54.21. 6. Marleen Veldhuis, Netherlands, 54.21. 8. Francesca Halsall, Britain, 54.29. 200 Breaststroke Final 1. Rebecca Soni, Plainsboro, N.J., 2:20.22. 2. Leisel Jones, Australia, 2:22.05. 3. Sara Nordenstam, Norway, 2:23.02. 4. Mirna Jukic, Austria, 2:23.24. 5. Yuliya Efimova, Russia, 2:23.76. 6. Annamay Pierse, Canada, 2:23.77. 7. Rie Kaneto, Japan, 2:25.14. 8. Megumi Taneda, Japan, 2:25.23. TRACK Men Shot Put Final 1. Tomasz Majewski, Poland, (21.51), 70-6 3/4. 2. Christian Cantwell, Columbia, Mo., (21.09), 69-2 1/4. 3. Andrei Mikhnevich, Belarus, (21.05), 69-0 3/4. 4. Dylan Armstrong, Canada, (21.04), 69-0 1/4. 5. Pavel Lyzhyn, Belarus, (20.98), 68-10. 6. Yuriy Bilonog, Ukraine, (20.63), 67-8 1/4. 7. Reese Hoffa, Athens, Ga., (20.53), 67-4 1/4. 8. Pavel Sof’in, Russia, (20.42), 670. 9. Rutger Smith, Netherlands, (20.41), 66-11 1/2.

10. Yury Bialou, Belarus, (20.06), 65-9 3/4. 11. Ivan Yushkov, Russia, (19.67), 64-6 1/2. NR. Adam Nelson, Charlottesville, Va., NM. Women 10,000 Final 1. Tirunesh Dibaba, Ethiopia, 29:54.66. 2. Elvan Abeylegesse, Turkey, 29:56.34. 3. Shalane Flanagan, Pittsboro, N.C., 30:22.22. 4. Linet Chepkwemoi Masai, Kenya, 30:26.50. 5. Maria Konovalova, Russia, 30:35.84. 6. Inga Abitova, Russia, 30:37.33. 7. Lucy Kabuu Wangui, Kenya, 30:39.96. 8. Lornah Kiplagat, Netherlands, 30:40.27. Other U.S. Finishers 10. Kara Goucher, Portland, Ore., 30:55.16. 26. Amy Yoder Begley, Beaverton, Ore., 32:38.28. WEIGHTLIFTING Men’s 85kg Final Ranking 1. Lu Yong, China (2, 180-396; 1, 214-470.8), 394 kg.-866.8 pounds. 2. Andrei Rybakou, Belarus (1, 185407; 2, 209-459.8), 394-866.8. 3. Tigran Varban Martirosyan, Armenia (4, 177-389.4; 4, 203-446.6), 380836. 4. Vladimir Sedov, Kazakhstan (3, 180-396; 9, 200-440), 380-836. 5. Jadier Valladares, Cuba (7, 169371.8; 5, 203-446.6), 372-818.4. 6. Benjamin Hennequin, France (10, 162-356.4; 3, 205-451), 367-807.4. 7. Mansurbek Chashemov, Uzbekistan (9, 165-363; 7, 202-444.4), 367-807.4. 8. Kenny Farris, Shreveport, La. (11, 160-352; 6, 202-444.4), 362-796.4. Women’s 75kg Final Ranking 1. Cao Lei, China (1, 128-281.6; 1, 154-338.8), 282 kg.-620.4 pounds. 2. Alla Vazhenina, Kazakhstan (2, 119-261.8; 3, 147-323.4), 266-585.2. 3. Nadezda Evstyukhina, Russia (4, 117-257.4; 2, 147-323.4), 264-580.8. 4. Iryna Kulesha, Belarus (3, 118259.6; 4, 137-301.4), 255-561. 5. Lidia Valentin, Spain (5, 115-253; 6, 135-297), 250-550. 6. Damaris Aguirre, Mexico (8, 109239.8; 5, 136-299.2), 245-539. 7. Ubaldina Valoyes, Colombia (6, 110-242; 8, 134-294.8), 244-536.8. 8. Jeane Lassen, Canada (10, 105231; 7, 135-297), 240-528.

MLB AMERICAN LEAGUE

All Times EDT East Division W L Pct GB Tampa Bay Boston New York Toronto Baltimore

73 71 64 62 58

47 51 57 60 62

.608 — .582 3 .529 9½ .508 12 .483 15

Central Division W L Pct GB Chicago Minnesota Detroit Cleveland Kansas City

68 67 59 55 54

52 53 62 66 67

.567 — .558 1 .488 9½ .455 13½ .446 14½

West Division W L Pct GB Los Angeles Texas Oakland Seattle

75 61 55 46

45 61 65 74

.625 .500 .458 .383

— 15 20 29

Thursday’s Games Detroit 5, Toronto 1 Chicago White Sox 9, Kansas City 2 Tampa Bay 7, Oakland 6, 12 innings Boston 10, Texas 0 Baltimore 11, Cleveland 6 Friday’s Games Toronto at Boston, ppd., rain Cleveland 3, L.A. Angels 2 Baltimore at Detroit, 7:05 p.m. Kansas City at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Seattle at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Oakland, 10:05 p.m. Saturday’s Games Kansas City (Greinke 9-8) at N.Y. Yankees (Ponson 7-3), 1:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Danks 9-5) at Oakland (Smith 5-11), 3:55 p.m. L.A. Angels (Lackey 9-2) at Cleveland (Carmona 5-4), 3:55 p.m. Seattle (Rowland-Smith 2-1) at Minnesota (Baker 7-3), 3:55 p.m. Toronto (Halladay 13-9) at Boston (Byrd 7-10), 7:05 p.m. Baltimore (Sarfate 4-2) at Detroit (Verlander 8-13), 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Jackson 9-7) at Texas (Harrison 4-2), 8:05 p.m. Sunday’s Games Baltimore at Detroit, 1:05 p.m.

Kansas City at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at Cleveland, 1:05 p.m. Toronto at Boston, 1:35 p.m. Seattle at Minnesota, 2:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Texas, 8:05 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE

All Times EDT East Division W L Pct GB New York Philadelphia Florida Atlanta Washington

66 64 63 55 44

56 57 60 66 78

.541 — .529 1½ .512 3½ .455 10½ .361 22

Central Division W L Pct GB Chicago Milwaukee St. Louis Houston Pittsburgh Cincinnati

75 70 69 62 55 54

47 52 56 59 67 69

.615 — .574 5 .552 7½ .512 12½ .451 20 .439 21½

West Division W L Pct GB Arizona Los Angeles Colorado San Francisco San Diego

62 62 54 50 47

59 59 69 70 74

.512 — .512 — .439 9 .417 11½ .388 15

Friday’s Games N.Y. Mets 2, Pittsburgh 1 Chicago Cubs 6, Florida 5 St. Louis 5, Cincinnati 3 San Francisco at Atlanta, 7:35 p.m. Colorado at Washington, 7:35 p.m. Arizona at Houston, 8:05 p.m. Philadelphia at San Diego, 10:05 p.m. Milwaukee at L.A. Dodgers, 10:40 p.m. Saturday’s Games N.Y. Mets (Martinez 3-3) at Pittsburgh (Duke 4-10), 7:05 p.m. Arizona (Petit 1-3) at Houston (Backe 7-11), 7:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Marshall 2-2) at Florida (A.Sanchez 1-2), 7:10 p.m. San Francisco (J.Sanchez 8-9) at Atlanta (Hampton 1-1), 7:10 p.m. Colorado (Hernandez 10-9) at Washington (Lannan 6-11), 7:10 p.m. St. Louis (Pineiro 5-5) at Cincinnati (Harang 3-12), 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Kendrick 10-6) at San Diego (CReineke 0-0), 10:05 p.m. Milwaukee (Bush 7-9) at L.A. Dodgers (Lowe 9-10), 10:10 p.m. Sunday’s Games Chicago Cubs at Florida, 1:10 p.m. St. Louis at Cincinnati, 1:15 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Pittsburgh, 1:35 p.m. San Francisco at Atlanta, 1:35 p.m. Colorado at Washington, 1:35 p.m. Arizona at Houston, 2:05 p.m. Milwaukee at L.A. Dodgers, 4:10 p.m. Philadelphia at San Diego, 8:05 p.m.

NFL Preseason Glance All Times EDT AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA N.Y. Jets 1 0 01.000 24 20 Buffalo 1 1 0 .500 38 38 Miami 0 1 0 .000 6 17 New England 0 1 0 .000 15 16 South W L T Pct PF PA Houston 1 0 01.000 19 16 Jacksonville 1 0 01.000 20 17 Tennessee 1 0 01.000 34 13 Indianapolis 0 2 0 .000 36 53 North W L T Pct PF PA Baltimore 1 0 01.000 16 15 Cincinnati 1 0 01.000 20 17 Pittsburgh 1 1 0 .500 37 34 Cleveland 0 1 0 .000 20 24 West W L T Pct PF PA Kansas City 1 0 01.000 24 20 Oakland 1 0 01.000 18 6 San Diego 1 0 0 .000 31 17 Denver 0 1 0 .000 16 19 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Washington 2 0 01.000 47 30 Philadelphia 1 1 0 .500 34 29 Dallas 0 1 0 .000 17 31 N.Y. Giants 0 1 0 .000 10 13 South W L T Pct PF PA New Orleans 1 0 01.000 24 10 Tampa Bay 1 0 01.000 17 6 Carolina 1 1 0 .500 36 44 Atlanta 0 1 0 .000 17 20 North W L T Pct PF PA Detroit 1 0 01.000 13 10 Chicago 0 1 0 .000 20 24 Green Bay 0 1 0 .000 17 20 Minnesota 0 1 0 .000 17 34 West W L T Pct PF PA Seattle 1 0 01.000 34 17

Arizona 0 1 0 .000 10 24 St. Louis 0 1 0 .000 13 34 San Francisco0 1 0 .000 6 18 Saturday’s Games Washington at New York Jets, 7 p.m. Miami at Jacksonville, 7:30 p.m. Indianapolis at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Minnesota at Baltimore, 7:30 p.m. San Diego at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Houston at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Arizona at Kansas City, 8 p.m. Chicago at Seattle, 9 p.m. Dallas at Denver, 9 p.m. Green Bay at San Francisco, 9 p.m. Sunday’s Games Detroit at Cincinnati, 7:35 p.m. New England at Tampa Bay, 8 p.m. Monday’s Game Cleveland at New York Giants, 8 p.m.

Transactions BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Agreed to terms with LHP Brian Matusz. KANSAS CITY ROYALS—Agreed to terms with RHP Tim Melville. TAMPA BAY RAYS—Placed RHP Troy Percival on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Juan Salas from Durham (IL). National League ATLANTA BRAVES—Placed LHP Tom Glavine on the 15-day DL. Purchased the contract of RHP Matt DeSalvo from Richmond (IL). PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Agree to terms with RHP Robert Miller. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS—Placed RHP Chris Carpenter on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Aug. 11. Activated OF Brian Barton from the 15-day DL. American Association GRAND PRAIRIE AIRHOGS—Released RHP Matt Righter. SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS—Released OF Charlton Jimerson. Can-Am League NEW JERSEY JACKALS—Released RHP Aaron Tressler and OF Marcos Rodriguez. BASKETBALL Women’s National Basketball Associ ation ATLANTA DREAM—Signed G Nikki Teasley for the remainder of the season. FOOTBALL National Football League NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS— Placed OL Barry Stokes on injured reserve. Signed S John Lynch. NEW YORK GIANTS—Signed PK Josh Huston. HOCKEY National Hockey League MONTREAL CANADIENS— Signed D Yannick Weber to a threeyear contract. PHOENIX COYOTES—Re-signed C Joel Perrault to a two-year contract. American Hockey League WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON PENGUINS—Agreed to terms with F Adam Berkhoel and G Curtis Darling. ECHL READING ROYALS—Agreed to terms with F Mark O’Leary. COLLEGE BENTLEY—Named Kevin Bettencourt men’s assistant basketball coach. GUILFORD—Named Heidi Pinkerton men’s and women’s cross country coach and Eddie Luck women’s tennis coach. MONTANA—Named Brian Schweyen interim director of track and field and Courtney Babcock interim cross country and distance running coach. MONTANA TECH—Named Nate Harris men’s assistant basketball coach NOTRE DAME—Announced WR Richard Jackson will transfer to a school closer to his home in Florida. PLATTSBURGH—Named Ryan Cavanagh men’s assistant lacrosse coach. STEPHEN F. AUSTIN—Named Sandy Miller assistant athletics director for sports medicine. UNC-PEMBROKE—Named Geoff Buffum quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator. WAKE FOREST—Named Ryan Reynolds men’s assistant coordinator of basketball operations. WASHINGTON—Named Jimmy Gabriel men’s volunteer assistant soccer coach.

VOLLEYBALL | Continued from Page 1B “The team is actually gelling together,” Zapata Coach Rosie Villarreal said of this year’s team. “There is a lot of communication and a lot of respect for each other. The chemistry is there, and each player understands their role on the team.”

Villarreal noted junior Kathryn Garcia as a key up-and-comer. “Kat has come up from the junior varsity squad with determination and will,” Villarreal said. “She has drastically improved from the hard work she put in during summer camp, and from the summer ball

she played in Laredo, and we expect nothing but good things from her this year.” After a tough loss in the area round of the playoffs last season, the Lady Hawks are taking this season one game at a time, looking to improve on a 13-13 season last year.

District play for the Lady Hawks starts Sept. 13. Other members of the varsity team are Lizette Mendoza, Ashley Navarro, Celina Benavides, Adriana Pena, Amanda Sanchez, Loraly Rivera, Alexis Garza, Brandi King and Clarissa Solis.

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Photo by Harry Cabluck/file | AP

In this Oct. 27, 2007, photo,Texas quarterback Colt McCoy turns to hand off during the first quarter in a college football game against Nebraska in Austin.McCoy passed for 3,303 yards last season and ran for another 472, but also threw 18 interceptions.

The defense isn’t the only area with plenty of questions. Vondrell McGee, Chris Ogbannaya and Fozzy Whittaker are in a threeway battle to start at running back. The offense took a serious blow when Jamaal Charles, a 1,600-yard rusher last season, jumped to the NFL after his junior season. And quarterback Colt McCoy, now a third-year starter, must find a way to cut back on last season’s 18 interceptions. McCoy looks ready to shed that baby-faced shine and seize the role of team leader once and for all. He started to take the reins of the team last year, but some of his own miscues got in the way. “I feel confident,” McCoy said. “Everything that I’ve been through has helped grow into what I am now.” Texas’ wild card could be McCoy’s backup, John Chiles. Brown says Chiles is too good of an athlete not get on the field somehow and promise to develop a scheme that could use him running or catching the ball. “John’s good at anything he does,” McCoy said. “He’s explosive with the ball in his hands.” A little trickery might help in a schedule that is not friendly.

The Longhorns don’t have to play Kansas State — which beat them two years in a row — but the season could hinge on a brutal three-week stretch early at improving Colorado, against Oklahoma in Dallas and home against Missouri. Sprinkle in a trip to Lubbock to play what may be the best Texas Tech team coach Mike Leach has ever had and a Thanksgiving game at home against rival Texas A&M, and you can see why Texas could stumble this year. But this is still Texas, where the Longhorns haven’t finished lower than second in the division since 1997. The Longhorns have won 10 games every year since 2001. And they still have a roster full of big, fast and strong athletes, and a coach who has won a national championship. The Longhorns open the season at home Aug. 30 against Florida Atlantic. They get to show of their updated stadium, now one of the largest in the country seating about 98,000. “This is the first time we’ve been considered an underdog for a while. It seems to be motivating our guys to work really, really hard,” Brown said. “There’s a lot we’ve got to get answered, a lot of work we’ve got to do and really very little time to do it.”

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SPORT SHORTS Under-15 girls’team tryouts The Laredo Heat Youth Soccer and Academy will continue tryouts for young women who want to play soccer in a competitive environment starting this fall. The club is currently forming an Under–15 girls traveling soccer club to compete in the South Texas Youth Soccer Association’s Western District Tournament. Interested players must be born on or after Aug. 1, 1993, and on or before July 31, 1995. Younger players, depending on skill level showcased, will be accepted; however, due to the nature of the sport and maturity of the older players, playing time will be limited and practice time will be dedicated to the development of skills. Tryout sessions will be held today at the TAMIU Heat practice field starting at 5 p.m., with a tryout fee of $5. All players must bring a copy of their birth certificate, and a parent or guardian over the age of 18 must sign an insurance release/waiver to participate. For more information and requirements, call the Laredo Heat Youth Soccer Club and Academy at 7234700.

Laredo Heat coach clinic The Laredo Heat Youth Soccer Association will be having a Coaches Certification Clinic (U10/U12 module) Saturday Aug. 16, at the TAMIU Physical Plant Building Conference Room. The purpose of the modules and coaching licensing courses is to educate youth coaches, stimulate their interest in coaching, and promote youth soccer. Coaching courses are intended to provide information that will improve general knowledge of the game as well as coaching and teaching methodologies that will enhance the development of youth soccer players. The clinic will be six hours of instruction (three hours classroom and three hours field) and will cost $45.00. For registration or more information call 7234700 or visit ww.laredoyouthsoccer.org.

Zapata Fifth Annual Cross Country Meet Zapata High School. Restrooms, showers, and water at finish line will be available. Dirt and grass course with long straights and moderate hills that circle the entire ZHS campus. Being that this is the first meet of the season, we don’t want to lose any prospective young runners, so adjustments have been made to the distances normally run. Divisions: Varsity Boys —5K (3.1 miles); Varsity Girls — 3200m (2 miles); JV Boys — 3200m (2 miles); JV Girls—2400m (1.5 miles); Freshmen boys—2400m Freshman girls – 1600m (1 mile). Fee is $5 per individual runner, $50 per team or $150 max per school; Make checks payable to Zapata High School. Team champion trophies and team runner-up trophies in each division. Top 15 receive trophies in each division. Top two teams in the varsity divisions will receive seven individual trophies. Winning coach plaque for varsity divisions. Contact Mike Villarreal 956-765-6542, 765-8930 or 956-500-4451. Or email at michaelrvillarreal@msn.com

Texas Law Enforcement Flag Football Tournament The Texas Law Enforcement Flag Football Tournament, sponsored by Laredoforums.com, will be held Saturday, Aug. 23–Sunday, Aug. 24. Entry fee is $200. For more information, contact Oscar Vela at 6933943.

AGGIES | Continued from Page 1B Sherman has been an offensive coach his entire career, including two stints as A&M’s offensive line coach under R.C. Slocum. He’s turned most of the defensive responsibilities over to Joe Kines, Alabama’s defensive coordinator from 2003-06. “We’re a work in progress,” Kines said. “Some days, it’s hard to measure improvement. It doesn’t happen in big, giant steps. You’ve got to just inch forward. It’s like sawing logs — the more you saw, the better you get.” No starters return in the linebacking corps, though junior Matt Featherston played in 13 games last season. The secondary should be a strength, with cornerbacks Arkeith Brown and Jordan Pugh and safety Devin Gregg. Sherman said the defensive front was gelling faster than the offensive line, which lost four All-Big 12 performers, two to the NFL. The good news is teaching offensive linemen is Sherman’s specialty. The offensive line will get some blocking help from 285-pound senior Jorvorskie Lane, whom Sherman has moved from halfback to fullback. Lane averaged 4.6 yards per carry last season and has 44 career touchdowns, one shy of a new A&M record. Sherman said Lane will get his chances to run and catch the ball, but he’ll also be more responsible this season for opening holes for speedy running back Mike Goodson, who had 1,072 yards of total offense last season. “Obviously his blocking, he’s not had to do that very often,” Sherman said. “But because of his size, he should be able to engulf people as well just mass on mass. He’s had some pretty devastating blocks in the springtime and I want him to have even more so as we continue on.” Sherman said sophomore Roger Holland will sit out this season after sustaining a concussion in practice, further depleting a receiving corps thin on experience but full of dropped passes in training camp. “Everybody criticized us for not throwing the ball last year,” Sherman said. “Maybe that was because we couldn’t catch the football. If we can’t catch the football, we’re not going to throw it, either. We can catch the ball. We’ve just got to do it consistently.” A&M had winning records in three of Franchione’s last four seasons, but hasn’t won a bowl game since 2001. The Aggies face their toughest opponents at Kyle Field this season leading up to the finale at Texas on Thanksgiving Day.


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