Originally created 08/31/02

Sports digest



"I thought it was funny. If anybody should be upset, it should be me. I'm from Tennessee, play here and grew up on a pig farm." -Tennessee offensive tackle Will Ofenheusle, on an ESPN promotion depicting Volunteer fans as pig-chasing bumpkins that was pulled by the network

MINOR-LEAGUE BASEBALL

  • Charleston, S.C., at Augusta, 7:15 p.m.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL

  • Vanderbilt at Georgia Tech, 6 p.m.
  • New Mexico State at South Carolina, 7
  • Clemson at Georgia, 7:45
  • HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER Westminster Cup

  • Westminster vs. McClay School (Fla.), 10 a.m.
  • St. Joseph's (S.C.) vs. Cardinal-Gibbons (N.C.), noon
  • Westminster vs. St. Joseph's (S.C.), 4 p.m.
  • AUTO RACING

  • 7 a.m.-Formula One, qualifying for Belgian Grand Prix, at Francorchamps, Belgium (SPEED)
  • Noon-NHRA, qualifying for Mac Tools U.S. Nationals, at Indianapolis (ESPN2)
  • Noon-NASCAR, Winston Cup, "Happy Hour Series," final practice for Southern 500, at Darlington, S.C. (same-day tape) (TNT)
  • 1 p.m.-NASCAR, Busch Series, South Carolina 200, at Darlington, S.C. (TNT)
  • 3:30-CART, qualifying for Grand Prix of Denver (SPEED)
  • 5:30-CART, Atlantic Series, at Denver (SPEED)
  • 8-ARCA, at Winchester, Ind. (SPEED)
  • BASKETBALL

  • 9 p.m.-FIBA World Championship for Men, first round, U.S. vs. China, at Indianapolis (TNT)
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL

  • Noon-Akron at Iowa (CSS)
  • Noon-Washington at Michigan (ABC-Ch. 6)
  • Noon-UCF at Penn St. (ESPN)
  • 12:30 p.m.-Kansas at Iowa St. (Fox Sports Net)
  • 1-Colorado at Colorado St. (ESPN2)
  • 3:30-Virginia at Florida St. (ABC-Ch. 6)
  • 3:30-Western Carolina at Liberty (CSS)
  • 5:30-Tennessee at Wyoming (ESPN2)
  • 6-Mississippi St. at Oregon (Fox Sports Net)
  • 7-Alabama A&M at Jacksonville State (CSS)
  • 7:45-Clemson at Georgia (ESPN)
  • 8-Kickoff Classic, Notre Dame vs. Maryland, at East Rutherford, N.J. (ABC-Ch. 6)
  • 8:45-Wisconsin at UNLV (ESPN2)
  • GOLF

  • 9 a.m.-European PGA Tour, BMW International Open, third round, at Munich, Germany (same-day tape) (Golf Channel)
  • 4 p.m.-PGA Tour, Air Canada Championship, third round, at Surrey, Canada (ESPN)
  • 4-LPGA, State Farm Classic, third round, at Springfield, Ill. (ESPN2)
  • 5-Senior PGA Tour, Allianz Championship, second round, at West Des Moines, Iowa (CNBC)
  • HORSE RACING

  • 4 p.m.-NTRA, thoroughbreds, Hopeful Stakes, at Saratoga Springs N.Y. (CNBC)
  • MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

  • 1 p.m.-St. Louis at Chicago Cubs (Fox-Ch. 54)
  • 7-Atlanta at Montreal (TBS)
  • 8-St. Louis at Chicago Cubs (WGN)
  • TENNIS

  • 11 a.m.-USTA, U.S. Open, men's and women's third rounds, at New York (CBS-Ch. 12)
  • 7 p.m.-USTA, U.S. Open, men's and women's third rounds, at New York (USA)
  • WNBA BASKETBALL

  • 3:30 p.m.-Playoffs, finals, game 2, New York at Los Angeles (NBC-Ch. 26)
  • SPORTS SHOWS

  • 6 p.m.-SportsCenter (ESPN)
  • 10-Regional Sports Report (Fox Sports Net)
  • 11-SportsCenter (ESPN)
  • 11-Sports Tonight (CNN)
  • AUTO RACING

  • 12:30 p.m.-Busch Series, South Carolina 200 (WBBQ-AM 1340)
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL

  • 4:30 p.m.-Georgia Tailgate Show (WGAC-AM 580, WPEH-FM 92.1)
  • 6-Vanderbilt at Georgia Tech (Georgia Tech network: WRDW-AM 1630, WJFL-FM 101.9)
  • 7-New Mexico State at South Carolina (South Carolina network: WKSX-FM 92.7, WDOG-FM 93.5)
  • 7:45-Clemson at Georgia (Clemson network: WAJY-FM 102.7, WBAW-FM 99.1. Georgia network: WGAC-AM 580, WRDW-AM 1630, WPEH-FM 92.1, WSNT-AM 1490, WSNT-FM 99.9, WJAT-AM 800, WJAT-FM 98.1, WZBX-FM 106.5, WSYL-AM 1490, WRFN-FM 93.1)
  • MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

  • 6:15 p.m.-Pre-game, Atlanta at Montreal (Augusta, WGAC-AM 580; Louisville, WPEH-AM 1420)
  • 7:05-Atlanta at Montreal (Augusta, WGAC-AM 580; Louisville, WPEH-AM 1420)
  • MINOR-LEAGUE BASEBALL

  • 7 p.m.-Charleston, S.C., at Augusta (Augusta, WRDW-AM 1480, WRDW-AM 1630)
  • ATLANTA BRAVES

    Saturday/at Montreal/7:05 p.m./TBS

    Sunday/at Montreal/1:35 p.m./Turner South

    Monday/Pittsburgh/1:05 p.m./Turner South

    Tuesday/Pittsburgh/7:35 p.m./TBS

    Wednesday/Pittsburgh/7:05 p.m./Fox Sports Net

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    AUGUSTA GREENJACKETS

    Saturday/Charleston, S.C., 7:15 p.m.

    Sunday/Charleston, S.C., 2:15 p.m.

    Monday/Charleston, S.C., 7:15 p.m.

    END OF SEASON

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    Five: Mario Andretti, 12; Dan Gurney, four; Phil Hill, three; Peter Revson, two, and Richie Ginther, one.

    Aug. 31

    1895

    The first professional football game is played at Latrobe, Pa., between Latrobe and Jeannette, Pa. Latrobe pays $10 to quarterback John Brallier for expenses.

    1934

    The Chicago Bears and the College All-Stars played to a 0-0 tie before 79,432 in the first game of this series.

    1950

    Brooklyn's Gil Hodges ties a major league record by hitting Boston Braves pitching for four homers in the Dodgers' 19-3 rout. Hodges also added a single for 17 total bases.

    1959

    Australia beats the defending champion United States 3-2 to take the Davis Cup.

    1970

    The United States sweeps West Germany 5-0 to capture the Davis Cup.

    1984

    Pinklon Thomas wins a 12-round decision over Tim Witherspoon in Las Vegas to win the WBC heavyweight title.

    1985

    Prakas, driven by Bill O'Donnell, sets a trotting mile record with a clocking of 1:53 2-5 at Du Quoin, Ill.

    1991

    Houston quarterback David Klingler sets an NCAA record with six TD passes in the second quarter as the Cougars pound Louisiana Tech 73-3.

    1996

    Oklahoma State becomes the first Division I-A team to win a regular-season overtime game, avoiding an embarrassing loss to Division I-AA Southwest Missouri State, when David Thompson's 13-yard touchdown run gives the Cowboys a 23-20 win.

    1997

    Eddie George rushes for 216 yards, the second best opening-day NFL performance ever, in helping Tennessee past Oakland 24-21 in overtime.

    1999

    The U.S. Open loses two-time defending champion Patrick Rafter because of injury. Rafter, bothered by a right shoulder injury, retires after Cedric Pioline broke his serve in the opening game of the fifth set. It's the first time a defending champion - man or woman - loses in the first round in the history of this Grand Slam tournament going back to 1881.

    2001

    Pitcher Danny Almonte, who dominated the Little League World Series, is ruled ineligible after records experts determine he actually is 14, not 12. The finding nullifies all the victories by his Bronx, N.Y., team, the Rolando Paulino Little League All-Stars.