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CREW, BURN TIE: Edson Buddle scored on a header in the 90th minute as the Columbus Crew tied the Dallas Burn 2-2 Saturday in Columbus, Ohio.

Jeff Cunningham fought off six Dallas players in the box and passed to Buddle, who shot over charging Burn goalkeeper Matt Jordan.

Buddle's goal was the fourth in the final 15 minutes and kept Columbus (5-5-5) within two points of second-place Dallas (6-6-4) in the Central Division.


EUROPEAN OPEN: Sweden's Mikael Lundberg birdied the final hole for an even-par 72 and a one-stroke lead after the third round of the European Open in Straffan, Ireland.

Lundberg had a 12-under 204 total on the K Club, the site of the 2005 Ryder Cup. Sweden's Jarmo Sandelin (65) and Norway's Henrik Bjornstad (70) were tied for second.


ZEIER SPRAINS ANKLE: Quarterback Michael Vick, the top pick in the NFL draft, might move up on the Atlanta Falcons' depth chart quicker than expected.

Eric Zeier, acquired in a March trade with Tampa Bay, sprained his right ankle on Saturday, the last day of minicamp. Though Zeier believes he'll be ready when training camp begins July 19, his injury further clouded the battle for the No. 2 job behind starter Chris Chandler.

"All I can do is worry about myself," Vick said. "I can't control what happens to other people. I can't control things like injuries that might happen to me. I just have to stay focused."


JUDKINS CAMP: The 23rd annual Jeff Judkins Basketball Camp will open on July 30 with three daily sessions for players between 6 and 18.

This is one of the longest-running basketball camps in Utah. Classes this year will be at East High School. The four-day camp will run from July 30 to Aug. 2.

The morning session will be for players between 6 and 11; the afternoon session for players from 12 to 15; and the evening session will be for players 15 to 18.

Cost of the four days is $130. For information call 487-1290.


LARRY MILLER TOYOTA: Larry Miller Toyota fastpitch of Salt Lake City is 2-1 at the conclusion of round-robin play at the Broken Bow Invitational in Grand Island, Neb.

Miller had to come from behind to defeat the New York Smokers 10-6 in its opening game. The Smokers picked up four runs in their half of the first inning. Miller came back with three in the bottom half with Chad Boom picking up two RBIs.

The Smokers added another run in the third to go up 5-3, but Miller unloaded in the bottom of the third, sending 10 batters to the plate and scoring six runs. Each team added one more run on home runs the rest of the way. Peter Meredith picked up the win for Miller, striking out 13 and giving up two hits. This win avenges an early season 2-1 loss to the Smokers in St. George.

Miller took a 5-1 loss to The Farm (Madison, Wis.) in its second game. The Farm is currently ranked third by the International Softball Congress, and Miller is seventh. Miller's only run came on a single by Fabian Barlow late in the game. Dewey Dyck picked up the loss for Miller.

In the final round-robin game, Miller defeated fourth-ranked Casino Players from St. Joseph, Mo., 5-3.