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The Bounce: Tucsonan wins women’s title in Half-Ironman in Tempe

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<p>Waylon Romero 2, son of Edmonton Eskimos player Dario Romero, kicks a football on the sidelines Tuesday in Edmonton, Alberta.

<h4>Getting his kicks </h4>

Waylon Romero 2, son of Edmonton Eskimos player Dario Romero, kicks a football on the sidelines Tuesday in Edmonton, Alberta.

Tucsonan Kara Middendorf claimed top women’s honors Sunday in the annual SOMA Half-Ironman in Tempe.

Middendorf won by 3 1/2 minutes in 4 hours, 36 minutes, 3 seconds, powered by a fourth-best 1:35:09 run time.

The Half-Ironman consisted of a 1.2-mile swim, a 56-mile bike ride and a 13.1-mile half-marathon.

Jennifer Rischard of Tucson placed 24th in the event in 5:11:50.2.

Brian Stover of Tucson placed seventh in the men’s standings in 4:17:08.7.

New course for run

The fourth annual Everyone Runs TMC Half-Marathon will have a new course this year, beginning and ending at Sabino High School and traveling the mostly flat roads of the Catalina Mountain foothills.

The event begins at 7:15 a.m. Sunday.

Other events will be the Saguaro Physicians 5K Run/Walk and TMC for Children Fun Run.

For information, call 797-7867 or go to the Web site everyoneruns.net.

Citizen Staff Report

UA golf finishes 14th

The University of Arizona men’s golf team finished 14th at the Isleworth-UC Collegiate Invitational in Windermere, Fla.

The Wildcats shot a 909 total, 32 strokes behind first-place Georgia.

UA’s Tarquin MacManus shot an 8-over-par 224 to tie for 23rd among individuals. Georgia’s Russell Henley won with a 4-under 212.

Citizen Staff Report

Pima cross country

The Pima women finished second and the men placed third at the Region 1 Championships on Tuesday.

Hannah Morgan finished fourth overall to lead the Pima women. She finished the 5-kilometer race in 19 minutes, 44 seconds. Aurora Trujillo (Cholla) was fifth in 20:03.

Damion Crawford (Desert View) led the Aztecs men, finishing third in the 8-kilometer event in 25:43.

Ernie Cruz (Sunnyside) was ninth in 26:59.

Citizen Staff Report

Thomas overdose

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Officers who responded to Isiah Thomas’ home last week after a 911 call reporting an overdose on sleeping pills found a man unconscious on the floor and gave him oxygen until an ambulance arrived.

Authorities have not publicly identified Thomas as the victim, but a person familiar with the case, speaking on condition of anonymity because the official police report has not been released, has confirmed it was the former NBA star and Knicks coach.

On Tuesday, Harrison Police Chief David Hall provided new details about last week’s emergency in which officers were handed a bottle of prescription pills at Thomas’ Westchester County home.

Hall said the bottle had a name on it, but he would not disclose the precise medication.

He said police called the overdose accidental because there was no suicide note and no indication the victim suffered from depression.

Hall continued to criticize Thomas for not acknowledging he was treated for the overdose and for saying it was Thomas’ teenage daughter, Lauren, who had a medical issue.

The Associated Press

Smith among candidates

CANTON, Ohio – Defensive end Bruce Smith, defensive back Rod Woodson and tight end Shannon Sharpe are among first-year candidates for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The list includes 110 players, seven coaches and 16 contributors, including former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue and longtime team owners Bud Adams, Jerry Jones, Art Modell and Ralph Wilson.

Hall of Fame selectors will choose 25 candidates who will be announced later this month as semifinalists.

The field will then be narrowed to 15 by a mail ballot.

The Associated Press

Series TV ratings down

PHILADELPHIA – Television ratings for Game 5 of the World Series were as bad as the weather.

The 5 1/2 innings the Philadelphia Phillies and Tampa Bay Rays got in during the rain Monday night received an 8.2 rating and 12 share, Fox said Tuesday.

The previous low for a fifth game of the Series was a 10.0/17 for the San Francisco Giants’ 16-4 romp over the Anaheim Angels in 2002.

The Associated Press

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'We've got 12 outs to go and they've got nine. We control our own destiny.'


Phillies manager, on his team's 2-2 game with Tampa Bay that has been postponed two days





Re: Lute Olson had stroke in past year

Have a long and healthy retirement, Mr. Olson.


I think we all knew that Lute wouldn’t bail on the program without a valid reason.


God bless you coach. Enjoy your retirement.

You did more for us than you will ever know. Thanks


Now maybe the naysayers will leave him alone. Thanks for all the wonderful years Lute. May God be with you.


Build a new 20,000-plus seat arena and call it Lute Olson Arena.


This should have been announced when he retired.


Finally the mystery is solved. It is so sad that this has happened to Lute. I wish him well.


Coach, thanks for hanging in there as long as you could. Lute never quit on the kids or the school – the doctors told him he had to quit.


Lute never cared for his players’ grades, just winning ball games. He could care less about graduating players. With him it was win, win, win or get lost.


I work at UA and I guarantee you he really cares about the grades.


Now people jump on the bandwagon. C’mon people. Lute Olson did an outstanding job at UA and for whatever reason he decided to leave . . . majority of the people hate on him? Now it is released it’s a medical condition, you don’t even apologize?


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