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Turnaround year for trio of recruits
◆ family wound up in Charlotte, N.C.,
where a local family helped them.
Providence Day School, but all the
By Chip Cosby on individual journeys, some fea- but I’m finally here,” Drayton said. down time and uncertainty from turing quite a few curves, and all Allen, a 5-foot-7, 225-pound run- Katrina put his academic situation
Moncell Allen, Chris Drayton three have made it back. ning back, took the most difficult in disarray. He came up a point
and Markus Boswell were three Allen, Drayton and Boswell path. He committed to UK during short on his ACT and was forced
Moncell Allen Chris Drayton Markus highly touted University of Ken- were in uniform for UK’s Media his junior year at Holy Cross High to attend Fork Union Military
was displaced made up for Boswell tucky signees from 2006 who did- Day last Friday, and the trio School in New Orleans but was Academy, where he eventually
by Hurricane grade deficien- thought he n’t make it to campus. seemed to exhale at the fact that forced to relocate before his senior qualified over the summer.
Katrina his cies at a mili- would be eligi- Instead of falling into the scrap they were finally in blue and white. year because of Hurricane Katrina.
senior year. tary academy. ble in January. heap, the three players embarked “It was a battle and a struggle, After a week in Houston, his See UK, D6

“This might just give me a little more confidence.”
Tiger Woods, who will try to win his 13th major this week at the PGA Championship

Mets pitcher Tom Glavine
hugged pitching coach Rick Pe-
terson after Glavine earned his
300th career win last night. MATT ROURKE | ASSOCIATED PRESS
Kurt Busch’s win was the 16th of his Cup career

Glavine and first since March 26, 2006, at Bristol, Tenn.

joins Dominant
300-win victory puts
club Busch back
in top 12

By Rick Gano
CHICAGO — Tom Glavine
joined pitching’s most presti-
gious club with a vintage per- By Dan Gelston
formance, changing speeds Associated Press
and fooling hitters in the man- LONG POND, Pa. — Kurt Busch’s winless
ner that made him one of base- drought is over. His absence from the Chase might
ball’s best. not last much longer, either, not with crew chief
The stylish left-hander Pat Tryson calling all the right shots.
earned his 300th victory last Busch dominated Pocono Raceway from the
night with nervous family and opening lap yesterday and raced his way back into
friends looking on from near championship contention, giving
the Mets’ dugout on the first- MARK DUNCAN | ASSOCIATED PRESS himself a perfect belated birth-
day gift: a trip to Victory Lane.
Next race
base side. Tiger Woods tipped his cap to the gallery at Firestone after winning the Bridgestone Invitational yesterday.
Glavine left with a five-run A day after he turned 29, Centurion Boats
Busch snapped a 51-race losing at the Glen
lead after 61/3 innings, and

Woods unbeatable
New York’s bullpen held on for skid that lifted him into the 12th When: 2 p.m.
and final spot of the Chase with Sunday
five races left until the champi- Where: Watkins
San Diego fans bend to history onship races start. Glen, N.Y.
Cheers, boos for Barry Bonds “It’s been 50-something races TV: ESPN

in PGA tune-up
reflect conflicted era. Page D5 and that was a tough burden,”
Busch said.
an 8-3 victory over the Chica- Busch, who missed the Chase last season after
go Cubs. qualifying in 2004 and 2005, hadn’t been in the top
“I think the feeling right 12 in points since a 100-point penalty for reckless
now is probably relief,” driving in June knocked him six spots down to
◆ 17th.
Glavine said. “At some point
in time, I don’t know when, TIGER TAKES BRIDGESTONE BY EIGHT AS SABBATINI STUMBLES Now he’s back and on his biggest roll of the sea-
son. He turned a 13-point deficit behind Dale Earn-
the historic side of it will sink
in. I know the company I’m in, hardt Jr. into a seven-point edge.
By Doug Ferguson
and I’m as proud as can be to Associated Press
Woods’ largest “The big picture is we’ve got a few more races
to go until Richmond,” Busch said.
be in that company.”
Wife Christine Glavine
AKRON, Ohio — Firestone al- margins of victory
ways seems the perfect place for See NASCAR, D7
wiped tears from her eyes as 15 strokes: 2000 U.S. Open
Tiger Woods to show his best
Billy Wagner retired Mike 12: 1997 Masters
stuff. This year, the timing could
Fontenot on a grounder for the
final out. Glavine, who watched
not have been much better. 11: 2000 NEC Invitational Points leaders
In the final event before the fi- 11: 2003 Bay Hill Invitational
from the dugout, came out in a Driver Points Behind
nal major of the year, Woods 8: 2000 British Open
warmup jacket and exchanged 1. Jeff Gordon 3,236 —
buried Rory Sabbatini and the rest 8: 2006 American Express Championship
hugs and slaps with team- 2. Denny Hamlin 2,870 366
of the field yesterday at the Bridge- 8: 2007 Bridgestone Invitational
mates. He then hugged his chil-
MATT DUNHAM | ASSOCIATED PRESS stone Invitational for an eight-shot 3. Matt Kenseth 2,825 411
dren and his wife, giving her a
Lorena Ochoa, 25, ended an victory, sending his confidence 4. Jeff Burton 2,763 473
kiss, received congratulations
0-for-23 drought in majors. soaring as he left for Southern foot putt on the final hole than any NASCAR
from his parents and waved to 5. Tony Stewart 2,749 487
Hills and the PGA Championship. of his birdies during his 5-under SIDELINES
the crowd. 6. Carl Edwards 2,682 554
“This might just give me a little 65. He finished at 8-under 272. ROBBY
“It’s over with now,” he
said after hugging his
Flesch goes more confidence,” Woods said. He was the only player to finish 7. Jimmie Johnson 2,624 612 GORDON:
youngest son. wire to wire It was a commanding perform-
ance on a challenging course, remi-
under par at Firestone; the only 8. Kyle Busch 2,611 625 Driver
Glavine (10-6) became the other times he had done that were 9. Kevin Harvick 2,600 636 suspended
Kentucky native Steve Flesch niscent of some of his major victo-
23rd pitcher with 300 victo- his two U.S. Open victories. And 10. Clint Bowyer 2,552 684 for misconduct
takes Reno-Tahoe Open by 5 ries.
ries, the first since former shots for third career win. D6
after turning a one-shot deficit in- during Busch
He was determined to play the 11. Martin Truex Jr. 2,434 802
teammate Greg Maddux to a six-shot lead on the front nine, race. D7
final round without a bogey, just 12. Kurt Busch 2,399 837
reached the milestone in 2004 Major relief like the U.S. Open at Pebble
Woods left everyone else playing
for second. Points out of Chase: Dale Earnhardt Jr.
while with the Cubs. Auto racing
Top-ranked Lorena Ochoa wins Beach, and Woods showed more 7; Ryan Newman 90; Greg Biffle 213;
See GLAVINE, D5 first major at British Open. D6 emotion over saving par with a 12- See WOODS, D6 Mark Martin 216; Jamie McMurray 252 results, D2

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