Originally created 02/04/03


Auto Racing

Kenseth, Busch get deals with Roush

Matt Kenseth signed a long-term deal with Roush Racing on Monday, preventing what was expected to be a competitive free-agency chase.

Roush also inked Kurt Busch to a new deal after it was announced that his brother, Kyle, would not sign with the company as planned when he turns 18 in May.

Per NASCAR tradition, details were not released. Kenseth and Kurt Busch are believed to have signed three-year deals. Kenseth, the 2000 Winston Cup rookie of the year, won a series-high five races last season.


U.S. contingent shines at Worlds

Michaela Dorfmeister of Austria edged Americans Kirsten Clark and Jonna Mendes to win the super giant slalom Monday at the world championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

The U.S. women made a surprisingly strong showing after failing to record a top-three finish in the Super G this season on the World Cup circuit.

After just two races, Americans have three medals - one short of their proclaimed goal for the entire two weeks. Bode Miller shared the silver in a Super G on Sunday.


Koreas may march together in 2004

North Korea raised the possibility of marching with South Korea at the 2004 Athens Olympics and competing as a unified team during the games.

"It's not just our decision to make," Ho Tong Ri, the head of North Korea's Winter Asian Games delegation, told Kyodo news agency. "But I think it's possible depending on further discussion."

North and South Korea marched together at the opening ceremony of the Winter Asian Games on Saturday with representatives of the two nations carrying a unification flag together.

It was the third time athletes and officials of North and South Korea marched together at an international event.


Oldest Bowden son indicted on fraud

A former Alabama quarterback and a son of Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden are among seven people indicted in an alleged securities fraud conspiracy that cost investors $10 million.

The federal grand jury indictment contends that unregistered securities were sold to 14 residents of Alabama, Florida and Tennessee in a scheme called the Millennium Fund.

Brian Burgdorf, a quarterback and captain at Alabama as a senior in 1995, and R. Stephen Bowden are accused of being salesmen of the fund.

The 49-year-old Bowden is the oldest of the coach's four sons.

  • Marlboro County star Syvelle Newton capped a season he couldn't control in a way few could believe, selecting South Carolina and coach Lou Holtz as his college home over in-state rival Clemson.
  • Two hats - one for the Tigers, the other from the Gamecocks - sat before Newton. As he read his choice, he picked up the Tigers hat and put it on his head. Newton continued, thanking his family, coaches and friends, the hat defying all who thought he was headed to the Columbia campus.

    Newton wasn't done.

    "I will be signing on Wednesday with the University of ...," he said, throwing off the orange Clemson cap and replacing it with his true selection, South Carolina.

  • Former NFL lineman Alonzo Spellman was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for threatening the passengers and crew on a Delta Air Lines flight last year.
  • A judge also ordered Spellman, who has a history of psychiatric problems, to spend three months in a rehabilitation center after his release from jail. He must also undergo psychological counseling and will be barred from flying on commercial airlines without approval.


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