St. Petersburg Times
Online: Tech Times
Print storySubscribe to the Times

In brief

Singh apologizes for Sorenstam remarks

By Compiled from Times wires
Published May 14, 2003

IRVING, Texas - Vijay Singh said Tuesday he was sorry if his comments about Annika Sorenstam playing on the PGA Tour - "I hope she misses the cut" - came across as a personal attack.

"If it was an attack on Annika at all, I would like to apologize to her," Singh said after a practice round for this week's Byron Nelson Classic. "It was not put that way. It came out the wrong way."

Sunday, Singh told the Associated Press' Doug Ferguson that Sorenstam had no business in next week's Colonial and said if he were paired with her, he'd withdraw.

Tuesday, Singh tried to cast his remarks in a different light.

"I actually said if I miss the cut, I'd rather she miss the cut as well," he told reporters.

A review of Ferguson's notes confirmed the original version of Singh's remarks.

Also, CBS is adding an hour to its third-round coverage of the Colonial even if Sorenstam misses the two-round cut. The telecast will start at 2 p.m.

U.S. OPEN QUALIFYING: Charles Raulerson of Jacksonville shot 9-under 63 at the Golf Club at Fleming Island Plantation in Orange Park to lead four who advanced to 36-hole sectional qualifying, which is June2-3 at 12 sites. Bryan Thompson (65) of Georgia, Edward Hable (68) of Fernandina Beach and Duke Butler IV (69) of Ponte Vedra Beach also advanced.

TENNIS: S.Williams, Seles get by

Serena Williams and Monica Seles overcame challenges from unlikely sources at the Italian Open in Rome. Williams was broken twice in the first set before beating qualifier Klara Koukalova 6-4, 6-3. Seles edged No. 46 Myriam Casanova 4-6, 6-2, 6-3.

ELSEWHERE: Goran Ivanisevic (heel injury) withdrew from this month's French Open.

SOCCER: SARS: Two withdrawals

Nigeria's national team and German club Bayern Munich changed plans because of concerns about SARS. Nigeria withdrew from June's Kirin Cup in Japan. Bayern Munich canceled a two-game tour of China in July.

ELSEWHERE: AC Milan advanced to the final of the European Champions Cup after a 1-1 tie with city rival Internazionale. AC Milan, considered the road team Tuesday, advanced on the "away" goal rule at San Siro Stadium, which the teams share. ... More than 200 people, angry over a loss over the weekend, attacked the manager and players of Athens club Panathinaikos. No players were hospitalized but three policemen were injured and 30 people detained, authorities said.


FOOTBALL: Alabama named former Tulsa coach Dave Rader offensive coordinator and quarterback coach. ... Miami's opener against Louisiana Tech moved from Aug. 30 to Aug. 28. ESPN will show the game.

BASKETBALL: Iowa State assistant Wayne Morgan said he will replace Larry Eustachy as Cyclones coach. Morgan, 52, told WHO-TV in Des Moines that he agreed to a deal and an announcement will be made today.

SOFTBALL: Two Florida players were named first-team All-SEC, catcher Kristen Butler and pitcher Jenny Gladding.

BASEBALL: Tampa's Eric Beattie was chosen Sunshine State Conference pitcher of the year and UT's Joe Urso was named coach of the year.

[Last modified May 14, 2003, 01:46:22]


  • AL: Twins' Sears clutch again
  • Jeter back, Yanks flat
  • Marlins questioned about minority candidates

  • College
  • ACC votes to expand, targets UM
  • Depth is key for UF women
  • McPherson weighs a plea on gambling

  • Horses
  • Alysweep pulls out of Preakness after irregular blood test

  • In brief
  • Singh apologizes for Sorenstam remarks

  • Motorsports
  • Nadeau still unable to talk

  • NBA
  • Spurs barely get by

  • NFL
  • Dolphins add Knight to stacked D

  • NHL
  • Devils win to even East final

  • Outdoors
  • Daily fishing report

  • Preps
  • Deltona needs 10 innings to get past King
  • DiPietro not alone in Sharks' success
  • Eustis ousts Crystal River
  • Jesuit wins by rout, again
  • Lancers not too young to follow tradition
  • Largo seeks to avoid dubious distinction
  • Seniors leave solid legacy
  • Sophomore comes through again

  • Storm
  • No sign of panic by coach

  • Rays
  • Sandberg's detour starts Rays trip right
  • Gonzalez next up for a rotation bid
  • LaForest rues missed shot

  • Bucs
  • Quarles returns with tips for trip

    Back to Top

    © 2006 • All Rights Reserved • Tampa Bay Times
    490 First Avenue South • St. Petersburg, FL 33701 • 727-893-8111