CHICAGO (AP) -- Pitching in a major league game for the first time in almost 19 months, Kerry Wood gave up just one run and three hits in six innings as the Chicago Cubs routed the Houston Astros 11-1.
Wood, coming off reconstructive elbow surgery, struck out four and walked four. He also hit a two-run homer.
Possible surgsery for Padres hurler
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Padres pitcher Woody Williams has an aneurysm under his right armpit and doctors will recommend surgery.
Williams reported numbness in his throwing hand for the last five of his six starts this year. The Padres say his condition is similar to that of New York Yankees pitcher David Cone, who had surgery to repair an aneurysm in his right shoulder in 1996. Cone missed four months.
Braves make it 15 in a row
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Atlanta Braves beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 to become the first NL team to win 15 straight games since the 1951 New York Giants.
Rankin elected to hall
Judy Rankin, a 26-time winner and the first woman to break the $100,000 barrier, was voted into the LPGA Tour Hall of Fame. Rankin was the first player elected from the tour's new Veteran's Category, established in February 1999 when the LPGA revamped its rigid Hall of Fame criteria.
Driver's plane in crash
LYON, France (AP) -- A small plane carrying Formula One driver David Coulthard crashed at Lyon's airport, killing the pilot and co-pilot but leaving the star driver with only minor injuries.
The McLaren Formula One team said Coulthard was expected to race this weekend in the Spanish Grand Prix at Barcelona.
Female jockey elected
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Jockey Julie Krone became the first female elected to thoroughbred racing's hall of fame. Neil Drysdale, who trains Kentucky Derby favorite Fusaichi Pegasus, also was elected.
A.P. Indy, the 1992 Horse of the Year trained by Drysdale, Winning Colors, who became the third filly to win the Kentucky Derby in 1988, and Needles, the 1956 Kentucky Derby champion, were elected in the horse categories.
PItt settle's player's suit
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The University of Pittsburgh settled a lawsuit by a paralyzed football player, but the amount the player will be paid remained in dispute.
Lawyers for Demale Stanley said he will get $31 million, but the university put the sum at about $5 million.
Stanley contended the university and football coaches, including Johnny Majors, were negligent during an indoor practice four years ago when the player hit a padded concrete wall headfirst.
Olympic coach on trial
BERLIN (AP) -- Manfred Ewald, the longtime head of East Germany's powerhouse Olympics program, went on trial on charges that he injured the super-athletes he helped create by feeding them steroids without their knowledge, ignoring health risks in the pursuit of gold medals.
HAMBURG, Germany (AP) -- Amanda Coetzer rolled past Ruxandra Dragomir 6-0, 6-4 at the $535,000 Betty Barclay Cup. In other matches, Irina Spirlea beat Natasha Zvereva 6-2, 6-3; Anne-Gaelle Sidot outlasted Marlene Weingaertner 5-7, 6-2, 7-6 (3), and Amanda Hopmans ousted Magui Serna 6-4, 6-4.
PALMA DE MALLORCA, Balearic Islands (AP) -- Fresh off his Barcelona Open title, fourth-seeded Marat Safin beat Adrian Voinea 6-4, 7-6 (4) at the $500,000 Mallorca Open.
Also, Mallorca-born Carlos Moya downed Marc-Kevin Goellner 6-3, 6-4; Juan Ignacio Chela edged Magnus Gustafsson 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, and Mikael Tillstrom defeated Francisco Clavet 6-4, 6-3.
MUNICH, Germany (AP) -- Defending champion Tommy Haas advanced to the second round of the $375,000 BMW Open while Goran Ivanisevic was beaten in straight sets.
Haas won when fellow German David Prinosil dropped out with a shoulder injury while trailing 1-6, 2-4. Ivanisevic lost to Gaston Eltis 7-5, 6-1. Also, second-seeded Younes El Aynaoui beat Arnaud Di Pasquale 7-5, 6-4.
In other matches, Albert Portas knocked out Andrea Gaudenzi; Galo Blanco beat Orlin Stanoychev, and Slava Dosedel defeated Oliver Gross.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) -- Anthony Dupuis ousted top-seeded Andrew Ilie 3-6, 7-6 (6), 7-6 (4) in a controversy-filled first-round match in the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships.
Ilie complained throughout about Dupuis' slow play. Between games Dupuis approached Ilie's chair, Ilie stood up, and the two stood nose-to-nose in a heated discussion. Ilie claimed Dupuis threatened him.
Also, third-seeded Gianluca Pozzi beat Alexander Popp; fourth-seeded Jason Stoltenberg defeated Alex Moron-Lopez, and Xavier Malisse beat Leander Paes.
BERLIN (AP) -- U.S. Open champion Serena Williams pulled out of next week's German Open because she is still nursing a left knee injury.
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