Thursday, June 26, 2003

Dumais rolling at diving nationals

Sports Digest

Staff and wire reports

INDIANAPOLIS - After teaming with brother to advance to the finals in both the men's 3-meter and 10-meter synchronized preliminaries, Troy Dumais added the men's 3-meter semifinals to his list of accomplishments at the U.S. National Diving Championships.

Dumais, who won the event at April's World Championship Trials, totaled 647.13 points, outdistancing Mark Ruiz (581.55), and Caesar Garcia (570.03).

Summit County Day graduate John Collier of the Cincinnati Stingrays placed 24th with 269.82 points.

In the women's 10-meter platform, Laura Wilkinson finished first in the semifinals with 499.11 points. Sara Hildebrand (448.80) was second.

Emily Hunter, a graduate of Indian Hill and member of the Cincinnati Stingrays, finished 20th at 194.28.

College football

LOS ANGELES - Southern California quarterback Brandon Hance, who underwent shoulder and knee operations following spring practice, was released from Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, Calif., after being treated for spinal meningitis. Doctors diagnosed Hance with a viral form of the illness, which is considered less serious than the bacteria-caused version, and he will spend another week recovering at home before resuming summer workouts with the Trojans.


UNIONDALE, N.Y. - The New York Islanders re-signed rugged forward Eric Godard to a two-year contract. The right wing, who played 19 games with the Islanders last season, was acquired from Florida before the 2001-02 season.

CINCINNATI MIGHTY DUCKS: The March of Dimes and Cincinnati Mighty Ducks will present the 8th annual March of Champions, a dinner honoring local amateur and professional athletes, on July 20 at the Cincinnati Gardens. The 1960-61 University of Cincinnati NCAA basketball champions, and former Cincinnati Royals player Fred Dierking and teammates will be among those honored. Tickets are $45 for adults and $25 for children 12 and under. Proceeds go toward the March of Dimes. For more information, call (513) 769-3588.

Auto racing

PARIS - Formula One's governing body is backing off plans to ban tobacco sponsorship throughout the sport. FIA said it will only "recommend" that the sport refrain from tobacco advertising starting in 2007.

The European Union imposed a ban on tobacco advertising for 2005, but FIA took the union to court in April in an effort to push back the date. No settlement has been reached.

Five teams rely on tobacco company sponsorship.

Amateur baseball

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Teams trying to reach the Little League World Series this year will need to carry proof of eligibility at all stages of the international tournament, not just at the start and the regionals.

Teams now must have proof of each player's age and residency and a map showing the league's boundaries. Players who live outside the boundary must have an eligibility waiver.

Indoor football

The Cincinnati Swarm of arenafootball2 will auction signed red, white and blue team jerseys from their game against Rochester July 3, as well as jerseys from Bengals Peter Warrick and Chad Johnson. Proceeds benefit the Peter Warrick Foundation, which provides computers to students.

Bidding starts at $120, and e-mail bids can be sent to with name and phone number until 2 p.m. on July 3.

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