| Did Checketts Succeed in New York?
|When Cablevision's Charles Dolan fired LDS Church
member Dave Checketts last week, it marked the end of Checketts' fight to
balance his beliefs and values with the cut-throat New York sports world.
For ten years Checketts had managed to make that balance, managing to work
the process until he finally ran out of moves. But while Dolan's move has
left Checketts out of the Garden, it seems unlikely that he will not be soon
snapped up elsewhere in the sports world, given the remarkable financial
record he built, increasing the Garden's revenues by ninefold in less than
| Not Your Typical NBA Player
|Reporter Lewis MacAdams, writing a fairly
lengthy column for LA Weekly, is just the latest in what is becoming
a long line of writers to discover the complex persona that is Mark
Madsen. As previously reported in Mormon News, Madsen, a returned
missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is
currently enjoying the excitement and thrill of the NBA playoffs as a
rookie player for the Los Angeles Lakers.
| Sports: Two Mormons Remaining in NBA Playoffs, Estes on DL
|Rookie Mark Madsen and the Milwaukee Buck's
Mark Pope still remain as the only Mormon players left in the NBA's
playoffs, and Madsen's Lakers are well on their way to reaching the
finals, leading their series with the Spurs. Pope's Bucks start their
series against Philadelphia tomorrow. However, neither Madsen nor
Pope have played much in the post season.
| Keohohou Earns First Team All-America Honor
|Freshman right fielder Oli Keohohou was named First
Team All-America Monday night by the National Fastpitch Coaches
Association. In addition, Keohohou is one of four finalists for the
Honda Sports Award as the top collegiate softball player, with the
winner to be announced May 28.
| MWC Title Secures NCAA Regional Berth
|Nate Fernley pitched seven consecutive scoreless
innings and went the distance Saturday to lead BYU to the Mountain West
Conference Championship with a 4-3 defeat over San Diego State at Tony Gwynn
| Two Cougars Named to Verizon Academic All-American District Team
|John Hedengren and Melanie Steere have been selected
to the Verizon Academic All-American District VIII teams for the
second time this year. Both Hedengren and Steere received Academic
All-American district honors for their contributions to the men's and
women's track and field teams.
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