A Sun web chat with Robbie Andreu

Published: Thursday, January 9, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 9, 2003 at 1:41 a.m.
  • Logon to www.gatorsports.com for an internet chat with Sun sports writer Robbie Andreu at 2 p.m. today.
    Registration is quick, easy and necessary to participate.

    Hernandez allegedly uses club incorrectly

  • MIAMI - Giants pitcher Livan Hernandez was arrested Wednesday for allegedly trying to hit an elderly man with a golf club during a street fight, police said.
    Hernandez, 27, was charged with felony aggravated assault after he got into a "violent" scuffle around noon Wednesday with the man, who received a minor cut on the back of his head, according to a witness account cited in a police statement.
    The pitcher, who won the 1997 World Series MVP with the Marlins, then went into his car's trunk and pulled out a golf club, the unidentified witness told police.
    Hernandez was still being questioned Wednesday evening and would be sent to Miami-Dade County jail later in the day, said police Lt. Bill Schwartz. Attorney information for Hernandez was not immediately known.

    Braves cut ties with Lockhart

  • ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves didn't agree to a contract with second baseman Keith Lockhart by Wednesday's deadline, ending his six-year tenure with the team.
    The Braves had until midnight to reach a deal with the 38-year-old Lockhart. Assistant general manager Frank Wren said the team decided that it has enough depth at second base with Mark DeRosa and Marcus Giles.
    "We like some of the young players we've got coming along," Wren said. "We feel like we need to give them an opportunity."
    Lockhart joined the Braves in 1997 and spent most of his tenure as a utility infielder and pinch-hitter. Last season, he batted .216 with five homers and 32 RBIs.
    Atlanta offered Lockhart arbitration on Dec. 7 and he rejected it 12 days later. He is ineligible to re-sign with the Braves until May 1.

    Marlins sign OF Hollandsworth

  • MIAMI - Outfielder Todd Hollandsworth has agreed in principle to $1.5 million, one-year contract with the Florida Marlins.
    The move made Kevin Millar expendable, and the outfielder agreed to a contract with the Chunichi Dragons in Japan.
    Hollandsworth, 29, fills a void created when the Marlins did not tender a contract to outfielder Eric Owens, who then agreed to a $925,000, one-year deal with the Anaheim Angels.
    The agreement reached Tuesday includes performance bonuses that would pay Hollandsworth $50,000 for each for 400, 450, 500 and 550 plate appearances.

    SFCC women win conference game

  • The Santa Fe CC women's basketball team dominated North Florida CC on Wednesday, 81-57.
    The Saints (7-10) took the lead early and didn't relent until the last seconds wound down.
    "We had more assists tonight than the last two games put together because we executed the offense effectively," SFCC coach Chanda Stebbins said. "If we can, as a team, each play our roles, as we did tonight, we can be a great team."
    The Saints had five players in double digits, three of whom achieved double-doubles. The leading scorer was Laquanna Ayers with 19 points. She also led in assist, contributing 7. Shannon Blizzard followed with 16 points. Jennifer Gatewood had 15 points and 12 rebounds, Chalecia Miles had 12 points and 10 rebounds and Rose Abreu had 11 points and 10 rebounds.
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