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Lightning hire Shaw as assistant to affiliate

Brad Shaw was named assistant with the Springfield Falcons _ the Lightning's American Hockey League affiliate. Shaw was an assistant coach with the Lightning during the 1999-2000 season and was head coach of the International Hockey League's Detroit Vipers last season.

MORE NHL: Restricted free-agent defenseman Hal Gill signed a two-year contract with Boston, avoiding arbitration. Defenseman Drake Berehowsky avoided salary arbitration by re-signing with Vancouver. Mighty Ducks left wing Mike Leclerc agreed to a two-year contract to stay. Panthers center Olli Jokinen re-signed a one-year contract. The Wild's leading scorer, left wing Marian Gaborik, had successful hernia surgery.

TRACK AND FIELD: Five-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Johnson will run his last race at the Goodwill Games in Brisbane, Australia. Johnson will compete in the 4x400-meter relay Sept. 7. Tegla Loroupe, the women's world record-holder in the marathon, vowed never to run again for Kenya after being dismissed from her country's World Championships team. Acting International Amateur Athletic Federation president Lamine Diack became the sole candidate for president of the world track organization after Eisa Al Dashti withdrew. Pole vaulter Maksim Tarasov of Russia won't defend his title at the World Championships after dislocating his left ankle at the IAAF Herculis Golden League meet. Tarasov was attempting to clear 19 feet, 2{ inches. He was carried off the track on a stretcher and had surgery at Princess Grace Hospital. Also, Andre Bucher, Maria Mutola, Paul Bitok and Boit Kipketer set world best times. Bucher, of Switzerland, won the men's 800-meter run in 1 minute, 42.90 seconds, a national record and the best time in the world in nearly two years. Mutola, the Olympic champion from Mozambique, won the women's 800 at 1:57.11. Kenyan Bitok ran the 3,000-meter run at 7:32.11 and his teammate, steeplechaser Kipketer won his race at 8:01.73.

SOCCER: Having to win two of their past three to qualify for the W-League playoffs, the Tampa Bay Extreme hosts conference leading Maryland tonight. The Extreme and Pride kick off at 6 p.m. in the first game of a doubleheader at Countryside High School. The Tampa Bay Hawks face the Palm Beach Pumas in PDL action in the second match of the evening. Tickets for are $6 for adults and $4 for children 14 and under. Fernando Couto, the captain of Portugal's national team, and Belgian goalie Jean Francois Gillet were suspended 10 months by the Italian League for failing drug tests... Bay Area star Brandi Chastain, forced out of Thursday night's WUSA game against Atlanta because of a sprained left knee, is expected to play Sunday against Washington. BOXING: Unbeaten Shane Mosley defends his WBC welterweight title for the third time, facing the relatively unknown Adrian Stone tonight in Las Vagas. Mosley is a 20-1 favorite. He has knocked out challengers Shannan Taylor and Antonio Diaz since beating Oscar De La Hoya on June 17, 2000.

TENNIS: Top-seeded Gustavo Kuerten struggled into the semifinals of the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart, Germany, to join qualifier Marc Lopez, a Spanish teenager playing his first ATP tournament. Kuerten defeated ninth-seeded Nicolas Lapentti 6-4, 6-7 (6-8), 6-3. Lopez upset countryman Alberto Martin 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. He will play 10th-seeded Guillermo Canas in the semifinals today. Canas ousted second-seeded Yevgeny Kafelnikov 4-6, 6-3, 6-3. Top-seeded Kim Clijsters recovered after losing the second set to beat Magui Serna 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 and reach the semifinals of the WTA Sanex Trophy in Knokke-Heist, Belgium. Quarterfinal matches at the Croatian Open were postponed Friday because of rain. Defending champion Magnus Gustafsson advanced to the semifinals of the Energis Open in Amsterdam, Netherlands, downing Alex Calatrava 6-3, 7-5. Former Davis Cup captain Tom Gullikson was fired as the U.S. Tennis Association's director of coaching. Gilbert Nunns, a member of Canada's tennis Hall of Fame and a former Davis Cup player, died Monday at 94.

OBIT: Former Olympic skier Gladys "Skeeter" Werner Walker died Friday of cancer. She was 67. Walker was first alternate on the 1952 U.S. Olympic team and finished 10th in the downhill in the 1956 Olympics.

_ Compiled from Times wires.

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