Local Briefs

NE women to host women's jamboree

BOONEVILLE - Northeast Mississippi Community College will host a women's basketball jamboree today at Bonner Arnold Coliseum.

Four teams will compete in the affair which starts at 5 p.m.

Ricky Ford's Lady Tigers opens action tangling with Jackson State Community College.

Blue Mountain College faces Jackson State at 6:30 p.m. and in the nightcap Northeast duels with Blue Mountain College at 8 p.m.


Al Davis' mother,

Rose, dies at 103

ALAMEDA, Calif. - Rose Davis, the 103-year-old mother of Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis, died last Friday in Boca Raton, Fla., the team said Monday.

Rose Davis was born in New York and later lived in Massachusetts and Florida. Her husband, Lou, died in 1961.

She is survived by another son, Jerry, of New York, as well as Al Davis, who joined the Raiders as head coach in 1963 but later became the team's owner.

Funeral services will be held on Long Island on a date yet to be determined. The Raiders did not release a cause of death.

Faulk questionable for Rams game with Saints

ST. LOUIS - Marshall Faulk might miss another game with a bruised right knee, and St. Louis Rams coach Mike Martz said it has nothing to do with Trung Canidate's brilliant starting debut.

Canidate had 195 yards rushing and 37 yards receiving in a 34-14 victory over the New York Jets on Sunday. He missed most of his rookie season with injuries.

"I feel relieved, but it doesn't change whether or not Marshall would be up," Martz said. "You just can't do that.

"If Marshall's not fully ready to go, we've got so much of the season left we've got to do the right thing."

Just like last Monday, the Rams say Faulk will be listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints. Martz said a decision would be made later in the week, but he doesn't expect Faulk, the NFL's MVP last year, to be ready.


SuperSonics guard

to miss four weeks

SEATTLE - Seattle SuperSonics guard Shammond Williams will miss four weeks with a broken left ring finger.

Williams, who broke his finger Oct. 18 in an exhibition game against Sacramento, was expected to be the backup to All-Star Gary Payton this season.

The Sonics, who open the season Oct. 30, re-signed Williams to a multiyear contract earlier this month.

The 26-year-old Williams appeared in 69 games last season, starting six. The 6-foot-1, 201-pound Williams averaged 6.8 points and 2.8 assists, scored in double figures in 16 games, and led Seattle in assists seven times.


Agassi and Graf tie knot in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS - Tennis stars Andre Agassi and Stefanie Graf were married Monday in Las Vegas.

The couple exchanged vows in a small, private ceremony before District Judge Michael Cherry, said Todd Wilson, spokesman for Agassi Enterprises.

"We are so blessed to be married and starting this chapter of our lives," the couple said in a joint statement. "The privacy and intimacy of our ceremony was beautiful and reflective of all we value."

The wedding could not be immediately confirmed by the judge's office or the Clark County Marriage Bureau.

A Clark County clerk's office spokeswoman said it takes the office about three days to record a marriage license.

It is not known where the wedding took place or if the couple plans to go on a honeymoon.

"They want to keep all that private," Wilson said.

The couple, who live in Las Vegas, is expecting their first child - a boy - in December.

Agassi, 31, and Graf, 32, began dating after each won their side of the French Open in 1999.

- From staff and wire reports

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