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MOTOROLA 300: Alex Zanardi's lightning final pit stop was the difference Saturday in a hard-fought victory over Michael Andretti in the Motorola 300 in Madison, Ill.

Those two put on a dramatic show for a big crowd at Gateway International Raceway, with Andretti, the winningest active driver in the CART FedEx Championship Series, trying to chase down Zanardi and coming up about three car-lengths short.

MARTIN EYEING `THE TRIFECTA': Mark Martin will try for a racing trifecta and a piece of history at Charlotte Motor Speedway after winning the Carquest Auto Parts 300 Saturday.

One week after taking The Winston NASCAR all-star race on the 1.5-mile track when Jeff Gordon ran out of gas on the final lap, Martin passed Jimmy Spencer's failing Chevrolet with four laps left to claim his 33rd career Busch Grand National victory.

MONACO GRAND PRIX: Mika Hakkinen will try to continue a winning streak this year and erase some poor performances at Monaco in Monte Carlo.

He won his fourth pole position of the season by posting the fastest qualifying time, 1 minute, 19.798 seconds, Saturday for the Monaco Grand Prix.


LPGA SKINS GAME: Playing aggressively, Laura Davies solved the winds to capture seven skins worth $150,000 Saturday and dominate the first nine holes of the LPGA Skins Game in Frisco, Texas.

Davies drove the downwind 368-yard par-4 fourth hole at Stonebriar Country Club and two-putted to collect four skins worth $80,000. Then she delicately guided in a left-breaking, 12-foot birdie putt on the 310-yard par-4 seventh for three skins worth $70,000.

"Number four was interesting. It was a pretty nervy two-putt," Davies said. "I was just lucky the skins had rolled over. This is the sort of format that suits my game."

The $150,000 payday is the most won on the front nine of the LPGA Skins Game and ties Fred Couples (1993) and Corey Pavin (1995) for most won in the first nine holes at any skins competition.

"The pressure's off now," Davies said. "Now I can enjoy it."

Nancy Lopez ran in a 30-foot birdie putt on the 492-yard par-5 eighth hole to break Davies' domination and collect one skin for $30,000. Defending champion Annika Sorenstam pocketed $30,000 on the difficult 405-yard par-4 ninth hole with a par.

VALLEY VIEW AM: Another Summerhays is loose on the Utah golf scene.

Fourteen-year-old Daniel Summerhays birdied six of the last eight holes and fired a 4- under-par 68 Saturday to tie for low honors at the Valley View Amateur with Justin Bateman. Summerhays even defeated his older brother, Boyd, who just completed his freshman year at Oklahoma State. Boyd, 18, finished two shots back at 70.

University of Utah golfer Shawn Edwards was all alone at 69, while Jim McGregor and Yusi Torii both finished at 71.

NCAA WOMEN: The rest of the field at the NCAA Division I women's golf championship crowded into the University Ridge clubhouse in Madison, Wis., waiting out an hour-long rainstorm by eating pizza and bagels.

Jennifer Rosales, Southern California's 19-year-old freshman from the Philippines who was atop the leaderboard at the time, was too nervous to eat. She opted for some motherly advice.

"I called my mother in Manila. She calmed me down," said Rosales, who went on to win the title by three strokes over Tulsa sophomore Christina Kuld.

Rosales shot a par round of 72 Saturday and finished with a 9-under-par 279 total in just her sixth collegiate tournament.

Despite freshman Grace Park's free fall from consecutive record-tying 65s on on the first two days of the 72-hole medal-play tournament, Arizona won its second straight team title and fifth in six seasons.


WOMEN'S WARMUP: Lisa Leslie had 21 points and nine rebounds as the United States won its last warmup game for the Women's World Championships, beating Spain 74-64 Saturday in Madrid, Spain.

DeLisha Milton added 12 points, Chamique Holdsclaw 11 and Katie Smith 10 for the U.S. team, which went 12-1 in pre-championship competition.


CAMINITI, LANGSTON ACTIVATED: The San Diego Padres activated third baseman Ken Caminiti and left-hander Mark Langston from the disabled list on Saturday.

Caminiti was placed on the DL on May 5 (retroactive to May 2) with a strained left quadriceps. The three-time All-Star and 1996 NL MVP is batting just 0.229 with seven home runs and 21 RBIs in 26 games this season.

Langston, sidelined since mid-April after straining his left shoulder, started Saturday night's game against the Houston Astros. He is 1-0 with a 6.46 ERA in three starts this season.

To make room for the two players, general manager Kevin Towers announced that infielder Archi Cianfrocco had been placed on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to May 21) with a right oblique strain and left-hander Ben VanRyn had been designated for assignment.

Cianfrocco was hitting 0.143 with one homer and three RBIs in 26 games.