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Phelps Notches Two More Wins, Then Calls It a Meet

Tuesday, April 5, 2005; Page D02

Two more races, two more wins, and Michael Phelps finally had enough. Phelps overtook American record holder Jason Lezak, who faded at the finish, and won the 100-meter freestyle in 49 seconds flat last night in Indianapolis. It was his fastest time ever in that event.

About a half-hour later, he was back in the pool and easily won the 200 individual medley in 1 minute 57.44 seconds for his fifth and final victory in the U.S. world championship trials at the Indiana University Natatorium.

"I'm done for the week," said Phelps, who withdrew from the 200 backstroke he was scheduled to race today.

• NASCAR: Kevin Harvick completed a Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway sweep by holding off teammate Jeff Burton in overtime to win the rescheduled Busch Series race. Harvick, who snapped a 55-race winless streak Sunday with a victory in the Nextel Cup race, beat Burton by 0.159 of a second to win the Sharpie Professional 250. The race was rescheduled after rain washed it out on Saturday.

BASKETBALL: Former NBA star Shawn Kemp and another man were arrested in the Seattle suburb of Shoreline, Wash., early yesterday after officers stopped a pickup truck they were in and found what appeared to be marijuana and cocaine. Kemp was being held for investigation of drug possession and is scheduled to be in court today.

• BOXING: A female boxer died from a head injury she suffered in a Colorado Golden Gloves competition in Denver, the Denver County coroner's office said. Becky Zerlentes, 34, of Fort Collins, Colo., died Sunday afternoon, Howard Daniel said. The preliminary cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head.

USA Boxing is the sanctioning body for amateur boxing. The organization lifted its ban on women in 1993 and currently has 2,200 registered participants. Zerlentes is believed to be the first woman to suffer a fatal injury in a sanctioned amateur match in the United States.

OBITUARY: Marius Russo, a New York Yankees pitcher who played for four pennant-winning teams and two World Series champions, died at 90 on March 26.

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