Friday Sports Highlights

By: Bryan Samudio
By: Bryan Samudio

NHL
Owners to vote

NEW YORK (AP) - N-H-L owners are expected to ratify the new
collective bargaining agreement today. The players union approved
the six-year labor deal in a vote yesterday in Toronto. The new
deal contains a salary cap. Last season was canceled due to the
301-day labor impasse.

BASEBALL
Game two in the Windy City

UNDATED (AP) - Boston and Chicago continue their series in the
Windy City. Tim Wakefield throws for the Red Sox, and 14-game
winner Jon Garland goes for the White Sox.
The New York Yankees, a game and a-half behind Boston in the
American League East, are on the road to face the West-leading Los
Angeles Angels. Al Leiter and John Lackey are the starters.
Minnesota is at Detroit -- Joe Mays against Mike Maroth.
Seattle throws eight-time winner Jamie Moyer at Cleveland. The
Indians counter with Scott Elarton.
Baltimore is on the road to play Tampa Bay. Bruce Chen starts
for the Orioles, and the Devil Rays give the ball to Seth McClung.
Oakland is at Texas -- Danny Haren and Chris Young start.
Toronto has Jamie Walker scheduled to pitch against Runelvys
Hernandez in Kansas City.

In the National League, old rivals from Chicago and St. Louis
face off. The Cubs have Carlos Zambrano on the mound against
14-game winner Chris Carpenter when the face the Cardinals at Busch
Stadium.
Milwaukee's at Cincinnati this afternoon. Tomo Ohka and Ramon
Ortiz start.
Houston sends Roger Clemens against Washington and Ryan Drese in
the nation's capital.
Colorado is at Pittsburgh -- Jamey Wright against Kip Wells.
Tim Stauffer and Vicente Padilla start when San Diego plays at
Philadelphia.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are in New York. Jeff Weaver goes for
the Dodgers, and Victor Zambrano for the Mets.
Atlanta sends out Tim Hudson in Arizona. The Diamondbacks
starter is Claudio Vargas.
Dontrelle Willis looks for win number 14 when he pitches for
Florida at San Francisco.

BASEBALL-ROGERS
Rogers meets with Selig

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Texas Rangers pitcher Kenny Rogers is to have
his hearing before Bud Selig today. Team officials have said Rogers
will meet with the commissioner today in Milwaukee to appeal his
20-game suspension for shoving two T-V cameramen last month.

CYCLING
Armstrong getting closer to seventh straight win

ISSOIRE, France (AP) - The 19th stage of the Tour de France is
under way. Lance Armstrong entered the 95-mile trek with a lead of
over two and a-half minutes, and barring the unforseen, he's on his
way to a seventh straight Tour de France title this weekend.

TRACK AND FIELD
A shining 100 field in London.

LONDON (AP) - A world class field runs tonight in the men's 100
at the Crystal Palace Grand Prix in London. World record-holder
Asafa Powell and Olympic champion Justin Gatlin are in the field.

GOLF
On the links overseas

Round two of the Senior British Open starts with Loren Roberts
in the lead at 1-over-par 72. Seven players are one shot back at
2-over 73 -- Giuseppi Cali, Frank Conner, Derrick Cooper, Terry
Gale, Des Smyth, Craig Stadler and Ray Stewart.

Paula Creamer (KREE'-mur) and Christina Kim are 8-under-par and
tied for the lead at the start of round three at the Evian Masters
in France. Annika Sorenstam is two shots back.

NBA
Lakers draft pick needs surgery

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The L-A Lakers say second-round pick Ronny
Turiaf (TOOR'-ee-awf) needs open-heart surgery to correct a
life-threatening condition. The six-foot-nine power forward
averaged almost 16 points and over nine rebounds as a senior at
Gonzaga last season. He was the Lakers' second pick behind
17-year-old center Andrew Bynum. The Lakers say it's too early to
determine if Turiaf's condition would be career-ending.

AUTO RACING

FOUNTAIN, Colo. (AP) - NASCAR Busch Series teams qualify today
at Colorado's Pikes Peak International Raceway for tomorrow's
Salute to the Troops 250.


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