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Sent on Mormon-News: 27Mar01

By Kent Larsen

Sports: Only Duke Left in NCAAs, Knight and Pope have strong weeks

NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- As the final four teams approach the semifinals of the NCAA tournament, Duke remains the only team left with Mormon players, and its Mormon, freshman Matt Christensen, hasn't played since the team's first-round game against the Monmouth (NJ) Hawks. In professional sports, Travis Knight of the Knicks and Mark Pope both had strong weeks, as they managed to get some playing time and the chance to prove they should be off the bench.

Finally getting into a game against New Jersey, Knight managed to play for 17 minutes in the Knicks loss, scoring 6 points and 5 rebounds. Pope did even better, scoring 10 points in 16 minutes in the only game he played last week.

Meanwhile, in Golf both Jay Don Blake and Mike Weir played in the Players Championship last weekend, coming in tied for 50th and 44th respectively. The better playing for the week was from the senior tour's Bruce Summerhays, who tied for 12th in the Emerald Coast Classic, earning nearly $30,000 for the week.

Please let us know of any other teams you may know have Mormon players.


Major League Baseball

Major League Baseball's 2000 season has ended. The MLB's preseason has started. The regular season begins April 1st.

Here are the baseball players we know about so far. Mormon News hasn't learned of any new players to hit the majors.

Position Players:
McKay Christensen CF Chicago White Sox
Wally Joyner 1B Anaheim Angels
Jeff Kent 2B San Francisco Giants

Omar Olivares SP Oakland A's
Garret Stephenson SP St Louis Cardinals
Mike Fetters RP Los Angeles Dodgers


Shawn BradleyCenterDallas Mavericks
  G Min FG/FGARebPtsPpg
This Week 3 78 9/ 15 24 24 8.0
Year to date691714190/377516499 7.2
Travis KnightCenterNew York Knicks
This Week 2 23 2/ 6 5 6 3.0
Year to date36210 7/ 42 41 23 0.6
Mark MadsenForwardLos Angeles Lakers
This Week 4 31 1/ 4 9 4 1.0
Year to date5852643/ 85129107 1.8
Scot PollardForwardSacramento Kings
  G Min FG/FGARebPtsPpg
This Week 3 49 5/ 10 10 13 4.3
Year to date621333146/331371400 6.5
Mark PopeCenterMilwaukee Bucs
  G Min FG/FGARebPtsPpg
This Week 1 16 3/ 4 0 1010.0
Year to date51 759 50/116124124 2.4


The WNBA's season begins May 28.



The NFL season has ended.


Wide receiver Ben Cahoon of the Montreal Alouettes is LDS, but I don't yet have a source for game by game statistics on him.


Offensive Line Eric Bateman - Las Vegas Outlaws Juan Johnson - San Francisco Demons

[No statistics available]

We have also identified the following possible Mormon players and would appreciate if anyone can confirm either that they are or are not Mormon. Letting us know if any other player is Mormon is also appreciated.

Blaine Berger - Las Vegas Outlaws - Played for Utah, from Idaho Falls Richard O'Donnell - San Francisco Demons - Played for Weber State


PGA Tour
Jay Don BlakeEvent Results  
This Week: The Players ChampionshipT50 74-73-73-73earned $14,472.00
Year to date:  Entered 10 events, made cut 8 times, earned $215,523.66
Keith ClearwaterEvent Results  
This Week: Idle     
Year to date:  Entered 5 events, made cut 0 times, earned $0
Dan Forsman Event Results  
This Week: Idle     
Year to date:  Entered 6 events, made cut 5 times, earned $68,492.16
Mike Reid Event Results  
This Week: Idle     
Year to date:  Entered 2 events, made cut 1 times, earned $15,566.66
Mike Weir Event Results  
This Week: The Players ChampionshipT4477-69-72-74earned $18,140.00
Year to date:  Entered 7 events, made cut 6 times, earned $858,540
Richard ZokolEvent Results  
This Week: Idle     
Year to date:  Entered 3 events, made cut 2 times, earned $7,455.00

Senior PGA Tour
Billy CasperEvent Results   
This Week: Idle     
Year to date:  Entered 1 events, made cut 1 times, earned $756.00
Johnny MillerEvent Results  
This Week: Idle     
Year to date:   
Bruce SummerhaysEvent Results  
This Week: Emerald Coast ClassicT12 73-65-69earned $ 29,400.00
Year to date:  Entered 8 events, made cut 8 times, earned $160,115.00


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