Originally created 11/27/02


College football

One year is added to Holtz' contract

South Carolina coach Lou Holtz had his $800,000-a-year contract extended one year, through 2007.

The Gamecocks finished the season 5-7 and lost for the third time in four years to Clemson on Saturday.

The 2003 season will be Holtz' 32nd year as head coach. He has 238 victories, tied for eighth place with the late Ohio State coach Woody Hayes.


Woods turns in 66 to lead Grand Slam

Tiger Woods shot 6-under-par 66 to take a three-stroke lead over Justin Leonard in the PGA Grand Slam of Golf in Poipu Beach, Hawaii.

Davis Love III and Rich Beem opened with 72 in the 36-hole, four-player event.

The tournament is for the major championship winners of 2002. Woods won the Masters Tournament and the U.S. Open while Beem won the PGA Championship while British Open champion Ernie Els elected not to play because of travel reasons. Love and Leonard gained invitations based on their finishes in the majors.

Woods, who is seeking his fifth consecutive Grand Slam title, put pressure on his opponents early en route to his bogey-free round at Poipu Bay Golf Course. He made the turn at 31 to take a two-stroke lead over Leonard and Love.

  • The Tradition, one of senior golf's four major championships, will move from Arizona to Oregon in 2003.
  • PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem announced that the tournament, which had been played in Scottsdale, Ariz., since 1989, will move to The Reserve Vineyards & Golf Club in Aloha, Ore., on Aug. 25-31.

    The tournament will be the first official event staged in Oregon since 1982, when the Portland Golf Club hosted the U.S. Senior Open.

    Jeld-Wen, an Oregon-based window and door manufacturer, will be the title sponsor. The company was trying to land a PGA Tour event on Labor Day with the help of Peter Jacobsen, but the tour gave that spot on the calendar to Boston for a tournament that will benefit the Tiger Woods Foundation.

    Jacobsen's Portland-based production company will manage The Tradition, one of 35 official events on the Champions Tour.

    Past champions of The Tradition include Jack Nicklaus and Lee Trevino.

    Olympic basketball

    Brown is named as the U.S. coach

    Allen Iverson could be one of Larry Brown's players on the U.S. team that will compete for a spot in the 2004 Olympics.

    USA Basketball made Brown's selection as coach of the Olympic team official Tuesday, and selection committee chairman Stu Jackson said Iverson would receive serious consideration to be among the "core group" of eight or nine players to be chosen by early February.

    "Allen will undoubtedly receive a great amount of consideration, given what he's accomplished in the game and the way he's played. But at this time I cannot say if he'll be asked," Jackson said.

    The U.S. team will play in a qualifying tournament next summer in an attempt to secure one of three berths available to teams from the FIBA-Americas region.

    Brown, who has had a contentious relationship Iverson during their years together with the Philadelphia 76ers, will assemble the team for a training camp and at least one exhibition game prior to the qualifying tournament, in which the U.S. team will play 10 games in 11 days.

    Brown won a gold medal as a player at the 1964 Olympics and called it his most memorable experience as a player. He also was an assistant on the 1980 team that missed the Moscow Olympics because of a boycott, and an assistant on the 2000 team that won a gold in Sydney.

    Several of the best American players, including Jason Kidd, Kevin Garnett, Tracy McGrady, Tim Duncan and Ray Allen, have already contacted USA basketball to express their interest in playing.


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