Report: Heat, Hardaway Agree

Posted: September 23, 2000

Tim Hardaway has agreed to a one-year contract with the Miami Heat, the Sun-Sentinel, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., reported yesterday.

Hardaway, a member of the U.S. Olympic team, said the contract was being shipped overnight for him to sign.

"I'm happy to get it over with," said Hardaway, whose one-year deal was believed to be worth $12 million, making him the league's highest-paid point guard. "I'm happy to be staying with the Miami Heat. I want to end my career there."

Hardaway, 34, had sought a multiyear deal earlier in negotiations, and last month, while practicing with the U.S. team, spoke out against the Heat's one-year offer.

COLLEGES

* Tennessee is fighting a subpoena to release thousands of student records and other documents that ESPN says it needs to defend itself against two multimillion-dollar defamation suits.

GOLF

* Bill Brask shot an 8-under-par 64 to take the first-round lead in the Bank One Senior Championship in Dallas.

* Jesper Parnevik will have hip surgery today and miss at least six weeks.

* Defending champion Carol Semple Thompson advanced to the semifinals of the U.S. Senior Women's Amateur at St. Simons Island, Ga. Thompson, 51, of Sewickley, Pa., beat Liz Haines, of Gladwyne, 5 and 4 to set up a match with 1999 runner-up Cecilia Mourgue-D'Algue, of France.

* Mark Brown won both his matches and former PGA Club Pro champion Jeff Freeman made six birdies in his best-ball match as the United States took a 41/2-31/2 lead over Great Britain-Ireland in the PGA Cup Matches in Newport, Wales.

* Dottie Pepper and 14-year-old Aree Wongluekiet shot 3-under 69s to share the first-round lead in the LPGA Safeway Golf Championship in Portland, Ore.

* Justin Leonard was tied with Loren Roberts at 9-under par with three holes to play, but double-bogeyed the 16th and finished with a 2-under-par 68 to drop a stroke behind at the Texas Open in San Antonio.

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