Siragusa to announce retirement on weekly radio show
COCKEYSVILLE, Md. - The Goose will soon be gone from the Baltimore Ravens.
Tony Siragusa , a veteran defensive tackle who starred on last year's Super Bowl championship team, was set to announce his retirement Thursday night on his weekly radio show.
Ravens spokeswoman Marisol Renner said Siragusa told team officials he would break the news on the show on WJFK.
The effervescent Siragusa, 34, known as ''The Goose'' during his seven seasons with the Indianapolis Colts and the last five with Baltimore, has played in 14 games with 12 starts this year. He has been plagued by chronic knee and lower-leg injuries as the Ravens have struggled to reach the playoffs.
The St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to a $27 million, three-year contract with 22-game winner Matt Morris . While the team didn't announce the deal, the agreement was confirmed yesterday by a baseball official familiar with the negotiations who spoke on the condition he not be identified.
Tim Thomas of the Milwaukee Bucks was fined $7,500 by the NBA for publicly criticizing officials following the Bucks' 90-83 loss to Chicago on New Year's Eve.
Patrick Hallett , who caddied for Michelle McGann 12 years ago, has been charged with stalking the seven-time LPGA tournament winner. Hallett, 43, of Monterey, Calif., caddied for McGann for one week in 1989 during a tournament in California and has been writing McGann ever since, according to a police report filed by the golfer Dec. 13.
The Riverhounds announced their 2002 schedule on Thursday. As a member of the Northeast Division of the Eastern Conference, the Riverhounds open the regular season against the Toronto Lynx on April 20 at Bethel Park Stadium. One home game will be at 11 a.m. on May 8 against the Charleston Battery. The Riverhounds will have 10 home games on Friday and 10 Saturday evenings, one weekday game and three Sunday evening games.The other teams in the Riverhounds' conference include the Montreal Impact, the A-League champion Rochester Raging Rhinos and the Toronto Lynx.
Rainer Schuettler , the No. 7 seed, ousted top-seeded Yevgeny Kafelnikov from the Qatar Open with a 7-5, 6-4 victory yesterday. In the semifinals today, Schuettler plays sixth-seeded Younes Al Aynaoui , who beat fourth-seeded Jiri Novak 7-6 (7-2), 6-4.