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Posted 09 Apr 2001   For week ended April 6, 2001
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LDS Rugby Player's Shocking Conduct May End Career
LDS Rugby Player John Hopoate's professional career may have ended this past week amid a storm of controversy. Hopoate reached an agreement Sunday with his team, the Wests Tigers (in Australia's National Rugby League), under which he resigned. The action came less than a week after Hopoate was suspended from the league for 12 games for his unusual method of distracting his opponents.

A Potential Star's First Masters
He is experiencing all the traditions in golf's most traditional setting. Saturday and Sunday night he spent the night in the Crow's Nest, the sleeping quarters in the clubhouse reserved for amateurs, just like Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. He had the chance to browse the clubhouse golf library and visit the lockerroom reserved for past champions. Monday he was honored at a banquet and Tuesday, except for the rain, he would have played a practice round with Arnold Palmer and Sergio Garcia. And yesterday he played in the annual three-par tournament.

Christensen Part of Duke's National Title Team
Junior Matt Christensen didn't play a lot, but like his father and cousin, he's part of Duke's team. But unlike those Duke players of the past, Christensen is on the team that won this year's NCAA championship.

Sports: Weir 2nd Again, Baseball Starts
Canadian golfer Mike Weir shot a 5 under par 283 to take 2nd place in the Bell South Classic this past weekend, marking the second time this season he has landed in second place. Meanwhile, the work of the five Mormon pro basketball players was eclipsed this past week by Matt Christensen of Duke University, whose team won the NCAA championship. In addition, four of the six Mormon baseball players prepared to start the season this week.

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