Published: Thursday, January 20, 2005 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 20, 2005 at 2:02 a.m.

Top-ranked Saints stay perfect, now 20-0

  • OCALA - The Santa Fe CC men's basketball team made 12 free throws in the final minute to ice an 85-77 Mid-Florida Conference win Wednesday over Central Florida.
    The Saints, ranked No. 7 in the nation and No. 1 in the state, improve to 20-0 overall and 2-0 in the conference.
    Brian Greene and Phil Puccia led SFCC with 20 points each.
    CFCC falls to 13-7, 0-2.
    In women's play, CFCC defeated Santa Fe 87-46 by taking advantage of 31 turnovers. The Saints, who were just 2 of 13 from beyond the arc, fell to 5-12 and 0-3.

    Robbins charged with attempted murder

  • MIAMI - Former Oakland Raiders center Barret Robbins was charged Wednesday with three counts of attempted felony murder, less than a week after being shot during a furious struggle with three police officers investigating a burglary call.
    Robbins is best remembered for missing team meetings the night before the 2003 Super Bowl in San Diego. He spent Super Bowl Sunday in a hospital and later acknowledged that he had stopped taking his medicine for depression and bipolar disorder.
    He was wounded Saturday night after Miami Beach police found him inside a women's restroom in a building housing a pub, a gym and a jewelry store. The pub owner called police after Robbins forced his way inside the building and refused to leave, a police report said.
    Robbins, 31, of Englewood, Colo., growled, snarled and ''was heard laughing throughout the attack,'' the report said.
    According to the report, Robbins beat Officer Colin Pfrogner to the floor, picked up Detective Mark Schoenfeld and slammed him into one wall and then another, then grabbed Detective Mike Muley by the face and rammed his head into a corner.
    Robbins then grabbed Muley's forearms, and Muley shot Robbins twice in the torso, the report said. The former player dropped to his knees, grabbed his chest, snarled and growled again, swore at the officers and slapped Muley's gun out of his hand.
    A charge of attempted felony murder can be filed when someone is injured during a felony. It carries a possible 30-year prison sentence. The three counts he faces cover the three officers involved in his arrest, said Ed Griffith, spokesman for the Miami-Dade County state attorney's office.
    Robbins, who suffers from bipolar disorder and alcoholism, also was charged with two felony counts of attempting to deprive an officer of his weapon, two felony counts of resisting an officer with violence and misdemeanor trespassing. The felony counts carry possible five-year sentences.

    Elliott to race in Daytona Shootout

  • CONCORD, N.C. - Part-time racer Bill Elliott will drive a Chip Ganassi Racing Dodge in the Budweiser Shootout on Feb. 12 at Daytona International Speedway.
    Elliott, a former NASCAR champion and Shootout winner, cut back to a limited schedule last season. He is eligible for the made-for-TV event, a non-points race for last year's pole winners and former race winners, by virtue of his victory in the event in 1987.
    ''I think that this is a great opportunity and I really like running that race,'' Elliott said. ''I think it is also going to be fun to work with my brother Ernie. Ernie worked on my motors when I was just starting out. Now I get a chance to have him build my engines again and it is something I will thoroughly enjoy.''
    The car Elliott will drive will feature the Coors paint scheme that was on his car when he earned the Winston Million in 1985 by winning three of the ''Big Four'' races that season. For the second year in a row, Elliott again will race in a limited number of events for Evernham Motorsports.
    There are 20 drivers eligible for this Budweiser Shootout, including 12 pole winners from last season.
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