Originally created 08/31/02

Overtime



Basketball

Gasol, Spain upset defending champs

Pau Gasol, the NBA's rookie of the year with the Memphis Grizzlies last season, scored 25 points to lead Spain (2-0) over the defending cham-pions.

Yugoslavia (1-1) trailed by 19 points in the first half, but was within 71-69 with 45 sec-onds left. Gasol then missed two free throws giving Yugo-slavia a chance to tie, but Dejan Bodiroga missed a wide open 10-footer with 1.1 seconds left.

Bodiroga and Peja Stojakovic, who plays for the Sacramento Kings, each scored 16 points for Yugoslav-ia.

  • Elias Ayuso scored 20 of his record-breaking 37 points in the first quarter in Puerto Rico's 99-79 win over Lebanon. The 6-foot-2 guard, who played at Southern California, scored 14 points in Puerto Rico's game-opening 21-2 run and had 20 points as his team took a 33-11 lead after one quarter.
  • Lebanon, making its first appearance in the World Championships, got within 54-50 with 4:42 left in the third quarter on a 3-pointer by Fady El Khatib, but Puerto Rico opened the fourth quarter with a 12-4 run to take control.

  • Miguel Lutonda scored 22 points and Angola (1-1) advanced to the second round for the first time in three appearances with an 84-74 victory over Canada.
  • Marcelo Machado drilled a 3-pointer as the buzzer sounded Friday to give Brazil an 88-86 victory over Turkey in the opening round of the World Championships.
  • Golf

    Augusta State gets scholarship help

    The Executive Women's Golf Association announced Friday its $40,000 commitment to women's golf scholarships at Augusta State University.

    The Augusta State women's golf program, which begins its second season with a two-day tournament in Memphis, Tenn., beginning Sept. 16, is privately-funded.

    To help support the program, the EWGA will be holding the fourth annual Publix Lady Jags Scholarship Tournament at Forest Hills Golf Club on Saturday, Sept. 14. For more information, call (803) 510-3253.

    Football

    Chrebet, Jets ink multi-year deal

    Wayne Chrebet agreed to a contract extension with the New York Jets on Friday that likely will keep him with the team for the rest of his career.

    The eighth-year wide receiver agreed to a seven-year extension one day after star running back Curtis Martin agreed to an eight-year, $46 million deal. Martin's agreement created salary cap room this season for the team, and Chrebet's deal will do the same.

    Chrebet was due to make $2.5 million in base salary this year, the final one on his contract. Instead, he will receive a signing bonus of $6 million and reduce his base for 2002 to less than $1 million. The signing bonus can be spread over the life of the contract.

    Chrebet, 29, was an undrafted rookie out of Hofstra, where the Jets train, who made the team in 1995 under coach Rich Kotite. He became a starter that season and has started for most of his career.

    He set an NFL mark for most receptions by a player during his first two seasons in the NFL with 150. In 106 games, mainly as a slot receiver, he has 456 catches for 5,835 yards and 30 touchdowns. He has never had fewer than 48 catches. His best seasons were in 1996, when he had 84 catches, and in 1998, when he had 1,083 yards.

  • Miami guard Leon Searcy probably will be sidelined for a third consecutive season after tearing his right triceps during the Dolphins' preseason finale.
  • The Dolphins said Searcy was "discussing treatment options," but this is the same injury that landed him on injured reserve last season with the Baltimore Ravens.

  • Dallas Cowboys linebacker Jamal Brooks could be out for up to three months after fracturing his left fibula in the Cowboys' preseason game Thursday night against Jacksonville.
  • Brooks, a second-year player, will have surgery on Tuesday and will likely be placed on injured reserve, which would mean he'd miss the season.