Originally created 05/10/04



U.S. picks up 3-0 victory over Mexico

In Albuquerque, N.M., Cindy Parlow, Mia Hamm and Lori Chalupny scored second-half goals to lead the U.S. women's national team past Mexico 3-0 on Sunday in an exhibition match to prepare for the Olympics.

Parlow opened scoring in the 52nd minute off of an assist from team captain Julie Foudy, and Hamm followed that up 12 minutes later with a shot inside the box that slipped past Mexico's Jennifer Molina.

Chalupny capped off the effort with her first international goal in the 87th minute.

Mexico remains winless against the Americans, who improve to 13-0 against an up-and-coming Mexican team headed to its first Olympic games.

The Americans improved to 12-1-1 in international play and will play Japan on June 6 in Louisville, Ky., in the third game in their six-game tuneup for the Olympics in Greece.

College Baseball

Pacers claim fourth straight 30-win year

USC Aiken's seniors made their last game one to remember by coming from behind to beat Armstrong Atlantic in the second game of a doubleheader 6-5 late Saturday. The Pacers dropped the first game, 16-6.

USC Aiken's fourth-straight 30-win season was made possible by a two-run seventh inning. Bradley Key had a pair of doubles, one in the last inning, for a team-record 24 on the season.

Tony Hanks was 3-for-5, Ashley Farr pounded out two RBI and Mike Cunningham had the game-winning hit for the Pacers.

Seniors Hanks, Farr, Cunningham, Chad McMurray and Wes McColl were honored.

l In Atlanta, Mike Trapani, in the lineup only because regular shortstop Tyler Greene was sick, homered and drove in a career-high four runs to lead Georgia Tech past Duke 14-3 on Sunday, the ninth straight victory for the Yellow Jackets.

Georgia Tech (30-17, 12-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) won its 10th straight in the conference and pulled within percentage points of league-leader Virginia, which lost 4-1 to Florida State on Sunday.

l In Auburn, Ala., South Carolina came from behind to win an SEC conference game over Auburn, 12-11, at Plainsman Park.

l In Clemson, S.C., Central Florida jumped out to a 3-0 lead and held off Clemson for a 3-2 win at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.


U.S. claims bronze in penalty shootout

In Prague, Czech Republic, the United States won the bronze medal at the hockey world championships, beating Slovakia in a penalty shootout on a clinching goal by Erik Westrum.

It was the first medal for the United States since finishing third in 1996 in Austria. The Americans lost the bronze-medal game to Sweden three years ago and placed 13th at last year's worlds.

After a scoreless regulation and 10-minute overtime, the United States won the penalty shootout 4-2 for a 1-0 victory.

Marian Gaborik of the Minnesota Wild, one of 11 Slovakian NHL players, missed the next shot. Westrum, who plays with the Phoenix Coyotes, then put another one into the net.

Formula One

Schumacher makes it five consecutive

In Barcelona, Spain, so far, it's the perfect year for Michael Schumacher.

Schumacher won his fifth straight race, capturing the Spanish Grand Prix and matching the best start to a Formula One season.

The six-time world champion overcame an exhaust problem to record his 75th career victory and fourth straight at the Spanish GP, six times overall since 1991. He equaled Nigel Mansell's record start in 1992.

"A lot of nice numbers on one weekend to come together, which I am proud of," Schumacher said.

The winner's trophy was presented by King Juan Carlos of Spain, and four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon watched the race from the stands.

Rubens Barrichello was second, 13.2 seconds behind, giving Ferrari it's third 1-2 finish this season.


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