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Bona's Bremer picked as A-10 Player of Week

St. Bonaventure junior guard J.R. Bremer was named Atlantic 10 Conference Player of the Week after he averaged 25.2 points with six rebounds and seven assists in games against La Salle and Duquesne. The 6-foot-2 Bremer is averaging 16.1 points and shooting 36.5 percent from three-point range for the Bonnies while his assist-turnover ratio is 2.1 to 1 (98-46).

The Bonnies (15-9) play at Xavier Wednesday.

The Daemen College men's basketball team ended its regular season with a 97-58 loss to Gannon in Erie, Pa. Brian Keenan (Canisius) and Adrian Baugh (Traditional) each scored 13 points for the Warriors (18-12). Daemen will be at home against Mount Aloysius for a semifinal game in the Northeast Atlantic Conference playoffs.

In women's basketball, senior Monica Mihalics (Hutch-Tech) of Daemen was named NAC Player of the Week after averaging 17 points in three victories by the Lady Warriors (17-12, 7-3). Daemen will host a NAC semifinal game Saturday against the winner of today's Roberts Wesleyan-at-Carlow game.

In swimming, David Knight, Craig Forsey and the 200-yard medley relay team of Forsey, Knight, Mark Manka and Paul Garneret took first places for Erie Community College in the Region III NJCAA championships at the Flickinger Athletics Center. Knight won the 100 breast stroke in 1:00.35. Forsey took the 100 back stroke in 1:00.35. The winning time for the 200 medley relay was 1:47.1. ECC finished third in the met with 245 points and will travel to San Antonio, Texas for the NJCAA nationals March 6-11. Monroe CC (609), Delhi (300) finished 1-2.

In men's hockey, Corey Lucas of Canisius, playing in his first games since a shoulder injury in December, was named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Player of the Week after game-winning goals last week against Quinnipiac and Connecticut.

Ted Williams checks into rehab hospital

Ted Williams left New York and checked into the Sharp Memorial rehabilitation hospital in San Diego to continue his recovery from open-heart surgery less than five miles from the Hall of Famer's boyhood home.

"The trip went smoothly," Williams's son, John Henry, told The Boston Globe in a call Monday from San Diego. "Dad was looking about, blinking. He was definitely alert to what was going on."

The 82-year-old former Red Sox great has been unable to speak since the surgery because of a tracheotomy that was performed to help him breathe.

Williams had been at New York Weill Cornell Medical Center since having surgery Jan. 15 in a 9 1/2 -hour procedure on his left mitral heart valve. The valve was replaced with pig tissue after the preferred procedure of repairing the valve proved unfeasible.

Doctors said Williams's recovery has been slow because of a couple of infections, and the fact he can't breathe on his own.

"The plan is to spend a few days in intensive care and make sure these guys have a good handle on Dad's condition," his son told the Globe. "Then slowly wean him off the breathing machine, and start physical therapy to get him up and moving."

McDaniel to stay with Vikings

Linebacker Ed McDaniel agreed to restructure his contract to stay with the Minnesota Vikings. In the restructuring, a year was added to McDaniel's contract, which now runs through the 2004 season.

The move will save the Vikings more than $3.6 million in salary cap room this season. They still need to cut about $14 million by the March 2 deadline.

McDaniel took a pay cut of roughly $1.3 million, the Pioneer Press reported.

Moulds among eight NFLers in SI swimsuit issue

Eight players from the NFL's Pro Bowl bared a little skin in this year's Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. Eric Moulds of the Bills, Eddie George of Tennessee, Jason Taylor of Miami, Terrell Owens of San Francisco, Warrick Dunn and John Lynch of Tampa Bay, Tony Gonzalez of Kansas City and Rod Woodson of Baltimore all hit the beach in Hawaii to pose with model Heidi Klum.

St. Mary's clinches Manhattan Cup spot

St. Mary's of Lancaster wrapped up a Manhattan Cup playoff spot with an 82-54 win over Niagara Catholic. Tim Wilson had 18 points while Aaron Sypniewski and Brian Jasinski each scored 12 for the Lancers. Matt Clingersmith's 21 points led the losing Rapideers.

In wrestling, Brandon Booker of St. Francis captured the 171-pound championship and was named Most Valuable Wrestler and the Red Raiders finished second with 124 1/2 points at the State Catholic Schools qualifier for the New York State tournament. Booker pinned Dave Fitzpatrick of Kellenberg Memorial in 2:30 for the title. Vinnie DeMarco at 96 pounds and Tom Pampsett at 275 pounds were losing finalists for St. Francis in the competition held in New York City.

Late goal lifts Ducks into tie with Amerks

Toivo Suursoo's power-play goal with 5:24 to play lifted the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks into a 2-2 American Hockey League tie with the Rochester Americans.

Suursoo took Bob Wren's pass in the right circle and sent a bullet shot over the left shoulder of goalie Mika Noronen for his 14th goal.

Noronen denied the Ducks a chance to win with three big saves in overtime, including two on Sergei Vyshedkevich in the final seven seconds.

Bowling icon Joe Norris is dead at 93

Joe Norris, the longtime bowling star who organized the first of the fabled "beer teams" in the 1930s, died Monday of complications of pneumonia. He was 93.

Under Norris' captaincy, Stroh's won the 1934 American Bowling Congress Tournament, and captured five National Match Game championships between 1934 and 1945. He added two more ABC Tournament titles with the Tri-Par Radio team.

In 1994, at age 86, Norris became the oldest bowler in ABC Tournament history to roll a 300 game. Norris averaged 192.78 over seven decades in ABC tournaments.

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