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Wally World Closes: Baseball Veteran Joyner Retires
In an emotional press conference Saturday afternoon, on his 39th birthday, LDS baseball player Wally Joyner announced his retirement after 16 years playing first base for four different major league teams. The announcement was accompanied by a videotaped farewell to the fans that was played after the first inning of Anaheim's game that day. Joyner's retirement officially closes "Wally World," the nickname fans gave to the area of the stands where Joyner hit many of his home runs in his first two very productive years.

Why Johnny Miller is Leading, but Hated, Golf Commentator
During his career as a golfer, Johnny Miller developed a reputation as a hard-hitting, straight-driving golfer that always played fair. Now, as a golf commentator for NBC-TV, providing commentary at many major events, Johnny Miller is creating another kind of reputation; that of a hard-hitting, straight-talking analyst who, according to some professional golfers, isn't exactly playing "fair."

RM to Coach University of Washington Men's Golf
University of Washington Athletic Director Barbara Hedges announced Monday that former BYU golfer Matt Thurmond has been named head coach of the University's golf program. Thurmond, who turned pro after graduating from BYU in 1998, spent just 1 year as an assistant coach at BYU and 1 year as an assistant at the University of Washington. "I definitely was in the right spot at the right time, but hopefully I did the right things, did a good job," said Thurmond.

Mr. Irrelevant Starts His Reign
Irrelevant is as irrelevant does. And if Tevita Ofahengaue has anything to say about it, he'll redefine irrelevant soon enough. Selected by the Arizona Cardinals as the last player in the final round of the recent NFL draft, Ofahengaue earned the somewhat dubious distinction of becoming the latest in a long line of "Mr. Irrelevants." As Mr. Irrelevant XXVI, Ofahengaue is the recipient of gifts, a banquet in his "honor," and the not-so-coveted "Lowsman Trophy," an award at the opposite end of the college football spectrum from its more famous and prestigious counterpart, the Heisman Trophy.

New Provo Baseball Team Attracts LDS Stars, Ogden Pokes at LDS Customs
A natural rivalry began Saturday night with the Provo Angels and the Ogden Raptors swinging it out for the first of 18 games during their minor-league baseball debut at Miller Park. The fans found more excitement off the field than on as Ogden's Corey Hart slapped an RBI single to drive in the game-winning run against the Angels for a final score of 3-2.

Sports: Wally Joyner Retires
After 16 seasons in the major leagues, Wally Joyner has retired from the team where he started his career, the Anaheim Angels. His current season hadn't gone well, so on his 39th birthday, after Angels Manager Mike Scioscia pulled him from the starting lineup for good, Joyner decided to hang up his glove. His retirement isn't the only change among Mormons in the Majors, and, along with the end of the NBA's season, it marks something of a sports transition for the year.

BYU Finishes Athletic Year at No. 17 in Sears Cup Rankings
The BYU athletic program ended a historic season in which it won 16-of-19 conference championships and saw 20-of-21 teams participate in postseason competition by scoring 708 points and finishing No. 17 in the Sears Cup.

Five Named Academic All-MWC
Five BYU baseball players were named Thursday to the 2001 Academic All Mountain West Conference team.

Keohohou and Cadiente Lead BYU in Final National Statistics
In a historic season that saw the BYU softball team win its first-ever Mountain West Conference championship to advance to postseason play for the first time in school history, freshman Oli Keohohou and sophomore Brooke Cadiente ranked in a number of categories in the final NCAA softball statistics.

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