Originally created 12/16/01



Gretzky announces Canada's team

Eric Lindros, who has successfully returned to the NHL after a year away from hockey, was selected for Canada's Olympic team on Saturday.

Lindros was captain of Canada's team at the Nagano Games in 1998. Forced out of hockey by repeated concussions and traded by Philadelphia to the New York Rangers, he is second in the league in scoring and was one of 15 players added to the team.

The roster was announced by Wayne Gretzky, Lindros' teammate on the 1998 team and now executive director of the country's Olympic hockey program.

Joining Lindros were Rangers linemate Theo Fleury, Jarome Iginla of Calgary, Mike Peca of the New York Islanders, Simon Gagne of Philadelphia, Brendan Shanahan of Detroit, Ryan Smyth of Edmonton, Joe Nieuwendyk of Dallas, Adam Foote of Colorado, Eric Brewer of Edmonton, Ed Jovanovski of Vancouver and Al MacInnis of St. Louis.

The goalies are Martin Brodeur of New Jersey, Ed Belfour of Dallas and Curtis Joseph of Toronto.

The team was introduced at the Hockey Hall of Fame, with youngsters wearing the stars' jerseys coming on stage, starting with the eight players already named to the roster: Rob Blake of Colorado, Chris Pronger of St. Louis, Scott Niedermayer of New Jersey, Mario Lemieux of Pittsburgh, Joe Sakic of Colorado, Paul Kariya of Anaheim, Owen Nolan of San Jose and Steve Yzerman of Detroit.

College Volleyball

Stanford records fifth NCAA title

Stanford won its record fifth NCAA women's volleyball title Saturday, sweeping previously undefeated Long Beach State 31-29, 30-28, 30-25.

Logan Tom had 25 kills and Ogonna Nnamani added 19 as the third-seeded Cardinal (33-2) dominated the top-seeded 49ers (33-1).

Tom, selected the Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four, had a kill to give Stanford a 29-24 lead in the final game and teamed with Sara McGee for a block to finish off the match.

Tom, a 2000 U.S. Olympian, also had 12 digs and recorded 10 kills in the key first game as the Cardinal overcame a 29-27 deficit. Tom had two kills and a block as Stanford scored the game's final four points.

Stanford, making its record ninth championship match appearance, won its first title since 1997 as it equaled the school record for wins.


All-Star game set; players earn honors

The Georgia Athletic Coaches Association announced the North-South Fast-Pitch All-Star Game will be held July 10 at Georgia Tech, in conjunction with the school's summer clinic.

Two seven-inning games will start at 5 p.m., and tickets will cost $5.

In addition, this season's top players were recognized for their achievements.

Evans pitcher Adrienne Daniels, who was picked to the South All-Star roster, was a Class AAAAA All-State Honorable Mention selection. Greenbrier infielder Erica Johnson was selected to the Class AAAA All-State Second Team.

Harlem was well represented in this year's Class AAA All-State selections. Outfielder Sheneta Johnson made the first team, while infielder Shannon Camp was selected to the second team. Catcher Amber Klein and outfielder Claire Hatcher received honorable mention.


Club will offer free youth lessons

Petersburg Racquet Club will offer free tennis lessons Thursday and Friday to any child 18 or under.

The lessons will run from noon to 2 p.m., and if the child does not have a racket, one will be provided. Contact Dave Gleason at (706) 860-9288 for more information.


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