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Published: Saturday, January 8, 2005 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, January 8, 2005 at 12:08 a.m.

Saints to play two on hardcourt today

  • The Santa Fe CC men's basketball team puts its 17-game unbeaten streak on the line today when it hosts Brevard CC in the final tune-up before Mid-Florida Conference play begins.
    Tip off is set for 4 p.m. in the SFCC Gymnasium. Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for senior citizens and children under 12, and free for SFCC students, faculty and staff with a valid Santa Fe ID.
    The Saints (17-0), ranked first in the state and 10th nationally, are led by sophomore guard/forward Brian Greene's 18 points per game average. Greene leads Santa Fe in nearly every statistical category except for assists and field-goal percentages.
    Meanwhile, the Santa Fe CC women's basketball team (5-9) begins Mid-Florida Conference at 2 p.m. today when it hosts Daytona Beach CC in the first of three meetings between the two schools.

    MLB, players to donate to relief efforts

  • NEW YORK - Major league baseball's 30 teams and the players' association will combine to donate $1 million to tsunami relief efforts.
    In addition, the New York Yankees will donate $1 million from the proceeds of their season opener against the Boston Red Sox on April 3.
    ''As a social institution, major league baseball has a responsibility to help those in our communities and, in this case, the global community,'' commissioner Bud Selig said. ''The horrific tsunami that devastated large areas of South Asia took an enormous human toll that is incomprehensible to those of us who watched the aftermath from the comfort of our homes.''
    Baseball and the union have made joint charitable donations in the past.
    ''We hope that this contribution will be of help to those in need as they go about the difficult work of rebuilding their lives and communities,'' union head Donald Fehr said.

    Court: Buyer should get refund for Mantle card

  • LINCOLN, Neb. - A man who paid more than $17,000 for what turned out to be an altered Mickey Mantle baseball card deserves a refund, even though he didn't learn the card's true value for two years, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday.
    The court said James Fitl rightly relied on the dealer's authority and could only have discovered the alterations by conducting an investigation, something the court said Fitl was not required to do.
    The Omaha man bought the purportedly ''mint condition'' 1952 Topps card from Mark Strek after meeting him at a San Francisco card show in 1995. Fitl put the card in a safe deposit box, waiting until 1997 to send it to a grading service, which declared it worthless because it had been discolored and doctored.
    Strek refused a refund because Fitl didn't ask within a month of purchase.
    Siding with a lower court, the Supreme Court found that Fitl had complied with a state law requiring him to report any product defects ''within a reasonable time.''

    Pneumonia keeps Henson in hospital

  • LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State coach Lou Henson remained hospitalized Friday with pneumonia, a day after he fell ill shortly before team practice.
    Henson is expected to make a full recovery, but NMSU sports information director Sean Johnson could not say how long he would be hospitalized.
    Henson was stricken in September with viral encephalitis and had been scheduled to coach for the first time this season when New Mexico State hosts North Texas tonight.
    Henson, who will be 73 on Monday, attended practice Wednesday after meeting with reporters at the school's weekly news conference.
    The viral encephalitis - an acute inflammatory disease of the brain - caused paralysis in his right leg. He's unable to walk on his own because he has only slight movement in that leg, but has been undergoing vigorous rehab in recent weeks.
    Henson is 21 wins short of becoming only the fifth Division I coach with 800 career victories.
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