Actress Geena Davis lost her bid to make the Olympic archery team in the semifinal competition yesterday, finishing near the bottom of the field.
Davis, 43, who made it to the Olympic qualifying semifinals two years after taking her first archery lesson, was 24th out of 28 competitors in Bloomfield, N.J. She would have had to finish in the top 16 to advance to today's round.
"I think I did well. I was very happy," she said.
The star of "Thelma and Louise" and "The Accidental Tourist" also said the first serious media attention in her two years as an archer distracted her a bit. "I was ill-prepared for this onslaught," she said. "It was like being at a premiere."
Tszyu Stops Gonzalez
Kostya Tszyu stopped Miguel Angel Gonzalez in the 10th round in Miami to capture the World Boxing Council super lightweight title. Tszyu, who won the interim WBC crown with a victory over Cuba's Diosbelys Hurtado, dominated the Mexican veteran until referee Frank Santore stopped the contest.
Complication for Elliott
San Antonio Spurs forward Sean Elliott was back in surgery last night after doctors realized the kidney he received from his brother in a transplant was not properly connected. Doctors at Methodist Surgery and Transplant Hospital in San Antonio noticed early Friday morning that urine was leaking from the place where the kidney and the bladder meet. The transplant was performed last Monday. Elliott's organs were quickly repaired, the hospital said.
Hingis-Seles Showdown Set
If Monica Seles is to win a fifth straight du Maurier Open she will have to beat the world's No. 1 player. The second-seeded Seles defeated unseeded Anne Gaelle-Sidot of France, 6-3, 6-4, to advance to today's final in Toronto against Martina Hingis, who beat third-seeded Mary Pierce, 7-6 (7-3), 6-3. . . . Vincent Spadea survived a marathon match with Sebastien Grosjean and Nicolas Lapentti cruised past Jan Siemerink to reach the final of the RCA Championships in Indianapolis. Spadea overcame match point in the third set to defeat the Frenchman, 6-3, 6-7 (7-4), 7-6 (7-4), in a 2-hour 44-minute match. Lapentti eliminated Siemerink, 6-4, 6-2, in 69 minutes.
Little League Team Beats the Odds
Just getting to the Little League World Series is difficult enough. The team from Toms River, N.J., has done it two years in a row. The New Jersey team, which won it all last year, becomes the third team in 52 years to return to the series for 11- and 12-year-olds. Lock Haven, Pa., won in 1948 and came back in 1949, and Long Beach, Calif., won in 1991 when a team from the Philippines was disqualified, and then won the championship outright the next year.
Pawlawski Passes Albany to Title
Mike Pawlawski threw for seven touchdowns as the host Albany Firebirds beat the Orlando Predators, 59-48, in the Arena Football League championship. Pawlawski hit four different receivers for touchdowns to give the Firebirds their first championship victory.