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For week ended December 19, 1999 Posted 24 Feb 2001
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Ainge's reasons resonate with some (Ainge says return to TV possible)

LDS sports star and NBA coach Danny Ainge's resignation this week sent shock waves through the sports world, not just because it happened, but because of why it happened. While some sports writers and fans looked for a hidden reason for Ainge's resignation, several columnists have discovered what is obvious to most members of the LDS Church, that Ainge resigned for exactly the reasons he gave - to spend more time with his family.

Suns Coach Danny Ainge Resigns

LDS Church member and coach of the NBA's Phoenix Suns, Danny Ainge, resigned yesterday, shocking the team, its employees and basketball fans just six weeks into a new NBA season. In a statement to the press, Ainge said he was leaving to "save my family."`

BYU promoting Motor City Bowl tickets for Missionaries (Rock on . . . touching all the bases)

In order to sell tickets for the upcoming Motor City Bowl, which features BYU's football team against unbeaten Marshall University, BYU is encouraging fans that can't travel to the game themselves to purchase tickets for LDS missionaries in the Detroit area.

Men on mission

Redshirt freshman Jay Stubbs has played in nine of the Crimson Tide's games this year, but has yet to catch a pass. Along with his teammates, he is hoping for a victory for No. 6 Alabama over No. 8 Michigan in the Orange Bowl on January 1st. And since he will be gone from the team for the next two years on an LDS mission, a catch in the game would be even better.

Cuff 'em! High school game will pit coaching brothers

Rob Cuff is the head coach of two-time defending 5A champion Mountain View. He will be coaching opposite his younger brother, Ryan who is the new coach at Lone Peak. "When Ryan got the job at Lone Peak this spring, we circled Dec. 15 on all of our calendars," said Bob Cuff, father of the coaches. "And it really has become a family affair, even down to the grandmas and grandpas. This is a real treat."

LDS Runner Named Beacon Journal Fall Female Athlete of the Year (Field's state champ? She's out of this world)

Emily Mars, Division II cross country State Championship runner from Field's High School, was named 1999 Beacon Journal Fall Female Athlete of the Year. "What Emily has accomplished has been outstanding," said Field's coach Bill Huntington. "She's worked so hard every year, and she's become a role model for so many of her teammates and peers. She's a very caring, loving and giving person."

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