Originally created 07/04/99

Overtime: Augusta crews enjoy another successful day



Harvard and Princeton crews rowed to victories at the Henley Regatta on Saturday and qualified for the semifinals of the Temple Cup for university eights.

Harvard edged Dartmouth an all-American quarterfinal, while Princeton beat Oxford Brookes University by 2 3/4 lengths to advance to the final four.

Jamie Koven, former world sculling champion, rowing for the Riverside Boat Club of Boston, reached the final of the Diamond Sculls with a 2 3/4 -length win over England's Richard Briscoe.

Koven, the defending champion, will face Germany's Marcel Hacker in the final. Hacker beat 1997 champion Greg Searle in his semifinal.

There will be an all-American final in the Wyfold Cup for double sculls between two crews from the Augusta Sculling Center, made up of national sculling crew members.

One crew, Conal Groom and Steve Tucker, was forced to wait seven hours before its semifinal because of a collision with a women's crew in the warm-up area. The wait was worthwhile, because the pair scored an easy victory over a local crew from Henley.

The other Augusta crew of Ian McGowan and Nick Peterson beat the London-based double from Auriol Kensington and Queen's Tower by 2 3/4 lengths.

A third Augusta Center crew won twice in quadruple sculls. After beating an English composite crew from the Leander Club and University of London, the Americans took the semifinals over the Belgian national squad, racing as Nautische Sporten Oostende and Union Nautique de Liege.

In the women's events, the U.S. national eights squad, competing as the Arco Training Center of San Diego, lost to the British national squad crew in the semifinals.

The Americans, winners of the inaugural Invitation Challenge last year, was edged by one length.

In the Ladies Plate for open eights, University of California earned a place in today's final with a narrow win over an English composite from Nottinghamshire County and Oxford Brookes University.

The Berkeley crew will race another English composite crew from Cambridge University and Queen's Tower in the final.

BASKETBALL:

Vince Carter of the Toronto Raptors extended his agreement with embattled agent Tank Black through 2011.

Carter, the NBA Rookie of the Year last season after leaving the University of North Carolina following his sophomore season, is Black's only client in the NBA, while the agent has about 30 clients who play in the NFL.

Black could lose his license to do business in the NFL due to a disciplinary complaint filed by the NFL Players Association, which regulates agents for the league.

The NFLPA accused Black of paying former Florida football players before their eligibility had expired. Former Gator Johnny Rutledge publicly has admitted to receiving money from Black.

Several of the players Black represents, including Carter and Jacksonville Jaguars running back Fred Taylor, have showed the support for Black, saying they never had inappropriate contact.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL:

George Deiderich, an All-America guard for Vanderbilt in 1958, died after a long battle with cancer. He was 63.

Deiderich, who died Friday, was an offensive and defensive guard for the Commodores and a two-time All-SEC selection.

Deiderich, selected in the 23rd round of the 1959 NFL draft by the Los Angeles Rams, spent two seasons with the Canadian Football League's Montreal Alouettes.

He had been scheduled to represent Vanderbilt this year during the Legends Dinner at the Southeastern Conference football championship game.

BASEBALL:

Shelton Thames of Curtis Baptist High has signed a letter of intent to play at Atlanta Christian University.