NEW YORK (AP) -- Bruce Bowen of the San Antonio Spurs was fined $7,500 by the NBA on Sunday for kicking the Minnesota Timberwolves' Wally Szczerbiak in the face.
Bowen's foul, early in the third period of Friday night's game, also was reclassified by the league office as a flagrant foul.
With 7:55 remaining in the third period and the Spurs leading 52-41, Szczerbiak drove on Bowen and faked him into the air. Bowen's leg flew into Szczerbiak's face, catching him just below his right eye. The Spurs won 85-77.
Tennessee crushes Gophers in baseball
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Tennessee offense erupted against Minnesota pitching Sunday afternoon for 21 hits in a 21-2 debacle at the Metrodome.
Seven different batters collected multi-hit games for Tennessee, including Hal Bibee Jr., who went 4-for-6 with four RBI, two runs scored and two home runs. Jordan Czarniecki, Walter Sevilla and Brandon Hopkins also connected for round-trippers for the Volunteers.
Six of the 21 runs allowed were unearned.
On Saturday, Jay Gagner pitched a complete game to propel the Gophers past No. 20 Alabama 5-2.
Jason Kennedy and Sam Steidl combined for seven of Minnesota's nine hits. The Golden Gophers struck first when Kennedy hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning.
NBA suspends Miller, Kobe
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- The NBA suspended Reggie Miller and Kobe Bryant two games apiece for their fight at the end of a game Friday. Both players also were fined -- Bryant $12,500 and Miller $10,000.
Jayson Williams goes to court today
FLEMINGTON, N.J. (AP) -- Former NBA star Jayson Williams is scheduled to make his first court appearance Monday in a fatal shooting at his New Jersey mansion.
Williams is charged with second-degree manslaughter in the Feb. 14 death of limousine driver Costas Christofi.
Schumacher paces Australian GP
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Michael Schumacher won the Australian Grand Prix for the third straight year, avoiding a pileup at the start and easily holding off Juan Pablo Montoya.
The two-time defending Formula One champion raced to his 54th career victory.
Kite defeats Watson in SBC playoff
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) -- Tom Kite didn't let a clutch eagle by Tom Watson bother him.
Watson's eagle on the final hole of regulation in the SBC Senior Classic on Sunday completed a round of 1-under 71. Kite, who opened the final round two strokes behind Watson, responded with a birdie on the 18th for a 3-under 69, forcing a playoff with Watson at 4-under 212.
After each golfer parred the first playoff hole, Watson missed the fairway with his drive on the second, the par-4 10th. He left his approach short of the green and chipped within 8 feet.
Kite hit the green in regulation and missed a 10-foot birdie putt. After Watson missed a 6-foot par putt, Kite tapped in for the victory.
Watson holed a 41-yard chip for an eagle on the 18th hole to move to 4 under.
Kite forced a playoff when he hit his second shot to the fringe on No. 18 and two-putted for a birdie.
The victory was Kite's fifth on the senior tour.
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