Originally created 06/30/00

Overtime: Brown tennis tourney is set for early July



The 2000 Mark Brown Memorial Tennis Tournament will be held July 5-9 at Petersburg Racquet Club in Martinez. The tourney serves as a fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society's Richmond-Columbia Unit. The Central Savannah River Professional Tennis Association will run the event.

The tournament is open to both juniors and adults. Juniors will compete in 10-and-under, 12-and-under, 14-and-under, 16-and-under and 18-and-under divisions. Adults will compete in 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 and Open divisions.

The deadline for entries is July 2, and all entries must be delivered to the Petersburg Racquet Club. For more information, call Craig S. Jones at (706) 860-9288.

OLYMPICS:

Todd Graves and Kevin Schiller are tied for the lead after the first day of men's skeet in the USA Shooting National Championships at Wolf Creek shooting range in Atlanta.

Graves holds an eight-point lead in the chase for a spot on the Olympic team. The top two in combined scoring from the event and a spring trial in Fort Benning qualify for the Sydney Games.

In women's skeet, which takes just one qualifier for the Olympics, Cindy Shenberger stretched her advantage by missing just seven of 100 targets. She leads Connie Smotek by 17 points overall.

JUNIOR GOLF:

Augusta's Michael Green won the 12-13-year-old division of the Georgia PGA Junior Championship at Brasstown Valley Resort. He shot a 75 to win by five shots.

PRO BASKETBALL:

The 76ers exercised an option on Aaron McKie's contract to keep the guard in Philadelphia for another season. McKie, a Philadelphia native, averaged 8.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 1999-00. In the playoffs, the 6-foot-5 Temple alum averaged 13.8 points, 4.6 assists and 3.6 rebounds, occasionally filling in for injured point guard Eric Snow.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL:

Tulane athletics director Rick Dickson acknowledged he had given Miami -- which is looking for someone to replace Leonard Hamilton -- permission to talk to Green Wave coach Perry Clark. Hamilton left Miami to take over the Washington Wizards of the NBA after rebuilding the Hurricanes' program. Miami athletics director Paul Dee said he would like to replace Hamilton within the next week to 10 days before recruiting starts.

PRO FOOTBALL:

Former Jets linebacker Chad Cascadden signed with the Patriots, who also came to terms with seventh-round draft choice Patrick Pass out of Georgia. Cascadden, 28, was signed by the Jets as an undrafted free agent out of Wisconsin in 1995. In 1998, he had a career-best five sacks in the regular season and two more in the AFC championship game against the Broncos.

Former NFL cornerback Craig Newsome was charged with using a false drug prescription to obtain a painkiller. Newsome, 28, who has been coaching the La Crosse River Rats of the Indoor Football League, was charged with one count of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud, a felony that carries a maximum six years in prison and a $30,000 fine upon conviction.

HOCKEY:

With tears streaming down his cheeks, Wendel Clark said goodbye to hockey. The 15-year veteran retired, ending a career in which his play endeared him to Toronto Maple Leafs fans. Clark spent 12' seasons during three stints with Toronto, and he also played for Quebec, the New York Islanders, Tampa Bay, Detroit and Chicago. He was a 30-plus goal scorer five times.