Originally created 11/18/02

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Women's Basketball

Ga. Tech dumped by Wildcats in NIT

Nicole Ohlde had 20 points and Kendra Wecker added 19 as No. 5 Kansas State beat Georgia Tech 83-59 Sunday in the second round of the preseason WNIT.

Megan Mahoney added 16 points and 12 assists and Laurie Koehn had 13 for Kansas State (2-0). Mahoney was 4-for-5 from 3-point range. Sonja Mallory led Georgia Tech (1-1) with 21 points and Fallon Stokes had 15. Kasha Terry had 11 rebounds.

College Football

Colorado's Brown out of hospital

Colorado running back Chris Brown was released from the hospital after bruising his sternum against Iowa State the night before.

Brown, the nation's leading rusher, was hospitalized after Colorado's 41-27 win Saturday so he could rest more comfortably. A team spokesman said it was only a precaution. X-rays and a CT scan of his ribs and abdomen were negative.

  • Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer said he doesn't know if receiver Kelley Washington would consider returning to the Volunteers for another year if he is cleared to play again.
  • Washington, a 23-year-old sophomore, is scheduled to have surgery Tuesday to fuse two vertebrae in his neck.

    Washington, who walked on at Tennessee last year after playing minor league baseball, suffered a concussion and hurt his neck when he was tackled Oct. 12 in a game at Georgia. He has not practiced with the team since before the Alabama game on Oct. 26.

    Soccer

    USA closes season with another win

    The U.S. national team wrapped up its most successful year and took its first steps toward the next World Cup with a 2-0 exhibition victory over El Salvador.

    Ben Olsen, returning after four operations on his right ankle, scored his first international goal in more than 2 1/2 years, and Sasha Victorine scored in just his second U.S. team appearance as coach Bruce Arena fielded mostly a young roster to get an early gauge on prospects for the 2006 World Cup.

    The United States finished 13-6-1 in 2002, setting a national record for victories in a calendar year and advancing to the quarterfinals of the World Cup in for the first time in 72 years.

  • Iain Hume scored two goals to lead Canada past the U.S. 3-2 on Sunday and into the under-20 world championships next year. The U.S. qualified for the 2003 championships at United Arab Emirates on Friday after victories over Haiti and El Salvador.
  • Frank Simek and Bobby Convey scored within three minutes of each other to make it 3-2, but the U.S. rally fell short.

    Auto Racing

    Brack ends CART season with win

    Kenny Brack used a deft pit stop under a yellow flag to win the Mexico Grand Prix, capturing his first victory of the year in the final race of the CART season.

    Series champion Cristiano da Matta finished second while pole sitter Bruno Junqueira recovered from a bad start to finish third.

    The victory put Brack in seventh place in the point standings. Junqueira, Brack's Chip Ganassi teammate, earned $500,000 for finishing second in the CART series.

    Horse Racing

    Flat Top buzzes Colonial Cup field

    Flat Top put in a big effort over the final fence and pulled away at the rain-soaked Springdale course to win the Colonial Cup Steeplechase in Camden, S.C.

    Flat Top and rider Robert Massey trailed Tres Touche on the backside for the final time, but the 12-year-old pulled ahead and managed to win by 6 1/4 lengths. Flat Top, owned by Mrs. Henry A. Gerry, became a likely candidate for the Eclipse Award this year.

    Trained by Janet Elliot, Flat Top won the $250,000 Breeders' Cup last month and won $100,000 with a winning time of 5 minutes and 25 seconds on the 2 3/4 -mile track. That's nearly 20 seconds behind the record time set by last year's winner, Lord Zada.