Originally created 11/07/02



Vikings' receiver out for the year

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Derrick Alexander will miss the rest of the season with a torn ligament in his left knee.

Coach Mike Tice said Alexander would be placed on the injured reserve list.

Alexander was injured during Sunday's 38-24 loss at Tampa Bay.

Alexander had 6,847 yards receiving and 39 touchdowns in eight seasons with Cleveland, Baltimore and Kansas City before signing a three-year, $5.1 million contract with the Vikings in June. Minnesota was expecting him to fill Cris Carter's old spot as the wideout opposite Randy Moss, but Alexander had just 14 catches for 134 yards and one touchdown in eight games.

  • St. Louis quarterback Kurt Warner starts throwing today, confident he'll have to miss only one more game because of a broken pinky.
  • Warner, who won his second MVP last season, also agrees with his coach that he deserves his job back whenever he's healthy. Backup Marc Bulger has led the team to its only three victories; Warner was 0-4 before getting hurt.

    Warner could be back for the Nov. 18 Monday night game against the Chicago Bears with Bulger starting at home against the Chargers. Coach Mike Martz quashed a potential quarterback controversy Wednesday for the second time in three days.

    "I've just never been part of the amnesia crowd, I guess," Martz said. "How in the world could you turn your back on a guy that's done so much?

    "I don't understand that, I don't deal with it very well."


    Evans' Daniel gets freshman honor

    Georgia State freshman forward Brooks Daniel of Evans, was named to the Trans-Atlantic Athletic Conference All-Freshman Team on Wednesday.

    Daniel, who graduated from Greenbrier High School, scored 10 goals and had two assists. Her 22 points was the highest individual total on the team this year.

    "We're excited for her," Georgia State women's soccer coach Domenic Martelli said. "She's had a good freshman season and is most deserving."


    Bowlers racking up perfect scores

    The perfect scores keep rolling in for the Augusta area.

    Steven Kinder bowled the fifth 300 game in more than a week on Tuesday night. Kinder rolled the game on lanes three and four in the Tuesday Limited League at Brunswick National Lanes on Washington Road.


    Harrington, Goosen go after award

    Two weeks after trading barbs over their slow play, Padraig Harrington and Retief Goosen will square off at the season-ending Volvo Masters. As a bonus, the Order of Merit will be at stake.

    The honor goes to the top European money leader. Goosen, who won it last year, leads Harrington by $23,110.

    Today's first round will be the first meeting between Harrington and Goosen since the Madrid Open, which ended Oct. 27. Before that tournament, Goosen called Harrington "definitely the slowest player in Europe." Harrington noted that Goosen wasn't exactly swift himself.

    Harrington's point was backed up the next day when Goosen was given a time warning during the opening round. He responded by saying he might not return for the event.

    On Wednesday, both golfers said they had resolved their differences.

    Women's basketball

    Duke sophomore will miss season

    Duke sophomore Monique Currie will miss the entire season after tearing a ligament in her left knee during a 100-51 exhibition victory over Premier Players on Tuesday night.

    She's expected to have surgery in two-to-four weeks and will need about six months to recover.


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