Joey Side hit a two-run single that capped a four-run fourth inning and Will Startup pitched out of a bases-loaded jam in the eighth to give Georgia an 8-7 win over Arizona yesterday at the College World Series in Omaha.
The Bulldogs (44-21) advanced to play Sunday against Texas, which posted a 13-2 win over Arkansas. Arizona (35-26-1) will play Arkansas on Sunday.
Side drove in the go-ahead runs as Georgia turned a 6-3 deficit into a 7-6 lead. . . .
Long Beach State pitcher Jered Weaver won the Dick Howser Trophy as college baseball's player of the year.
* TENNIS: Top-seeded Paradorn Srichaphan advanced to the Nottingham Open final in England with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Robin Soderling. Srichaphan will face Sweden's Thomas Johansson for the title after Johansson beat Taylor Dent, 7-6 (7-4), 6-1. . . .
Daniela Hantuchova upset top-seeded Amelie Mauresmo, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, to reach the final of the Eastbourne tournament in England.
Hantuchova will play No. 2 Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia, who beat fourth-seeded Vera Zvonareva, 3-6, 7-6 (7-2), 6-1. . . .
Former top-10 player Amanda Coetzer retired after a 16-year tennis career in which she won nine singles and nine doubles titles. The South African, 32, reached a career-best ranking of No. 3 in 1997.
* PRO BASKETBALL: The NBA set an attendance record for regular and postseason games by fewer than 58,000 fans. The final NBA attendance was 21,855,125, breaking the mark of 21,797,222 set during the 1995-96 season. . . . Bobbye Sloan, the wife of Utah Jazz Coach Jerry Sloan, died yesterday from cancer at their southern Illinois farm, the team said. She was 61.
* COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Tony Harvey resigned as the associate head basketball coach at Missouri, a month after he was accused of violating NCAA rules.
* OBITUARY: The Canadiens announced that Gerry McNeil, a goaltender on two Stanley Cup-winning Montreal teams, died on Thursday at the age of 78.
McNeil won his first Cup in the 1952-53 season and was part of the 1956-57 team that won the second of five straight NHL titles. He had a 2.36 goals against average with 28 shutouts in 276 career regular-season games. In 35 postseason games, McNeil had a 1.89 GAA with five shutouts.
* CYCLING: Austrian Georg Totschnig won the seventh stage of the Tour de Suisse, an 83-mile mountainous stage from Linthal, Switzerland, to Malbun, Liechtenstein. With two days remaining, Fabian Jeker of Switzerland leads by eight seconds over Totschnig.
* LOCALLY: Several noted baseball authors, including Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Richard Ben Cramer, will be at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History from 1-3 p.m. today as part of the Baseball as America exhibit.
-- From News Services and Staff Reports