The Associated Press
The Florida legislature adjourned late Friday night without voting on funding to complete financing for a new $367 million ballpark project the Florida Marlins hope to open in Miami by 2007.
The defending World Series champions had set a deadline of Saturday to complete the package for the 38,000-seat ballpark with a retractable roof near the Orange Bowl, which is less than 2 miles west of downtown Miami.
The legislature's decision came one day after the Marlins reached agreements with the City of Miami and Miami-Dade County for a possible $180 million in funding for the project, which includes a 2,500-space parking garage.
Marlins president David Samson said the team would talk to officials from the city and county about "all possibilities remaining" that would let them open the ballpark at the start of the 2007 season.
YANKEES: New York put backup first baseman Travis Lee on the 15-day DL with a strained left shoulder, purchased infielder Homer Bush's contract from Triple-A Columbus and optioned left-hander Alex Graman to Columbus.
MARINERS: Seattle second baseman Bret Boone was scratched from the starting lineup Saturday because of back spasms.
Boone, batting .255 with five homers and 14 RBI in 22 games, was replaced in the lineup by Jolbert Cabrera.
Boone's status for the series finale today was not yet known.
SHORT HOPS: First baseman Julio Franco rejoined the Braves after missing the entire San Francisco series with an inner-ear infection.
Kansas City's Angel Berroa, last season's AL Rookie of the Year, came off the disabled list and went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts. He had been out with migraine headaches.
Indians shortstop Omar Vizquel Saturday became the 15th shortstop in major-league history to appear in 2,000 games at the position. The nine-time Gold Glove winner recorded his 2,000th career hit April 22.
Detroit outfielder Rondell White was named the Tigers Hitter of the Month after batting .306 and leading the AL with 22 RBI in April. Mike Maroth won the pitching award, going 3-1 with a 3.58 ERA.
Mets' catcher Mike Piazza entered Saturday's game at San Diego tied with Carlton Fisk for most career homers by a catcher with 351.
130th KENTUCKY DERBY
wins with sentimental journey
Elliott, it's just a race - but a big one
Jones draws a crowd at home track
sees good things in the future
special place in their hearts
make for a contrasting infield
ads raise no fuss
gallery: The race
Photo gallery: The scene
FLYING PIG MARATHON
push each other in Pig Relay
age 82, marathoner's been a long time running
test doesn't trouble Panthers
lose 4th straight
Faraway fan reminds us of what we have
will test free agency
AL: Tigers hand
Mariners eighth loss in 10 games
NL: Rockies get
win against Braves
need funding for new stadium
hoping to shake his past
struggles require patience
McEachern exudes that star quality
combine continues to grow
Walton-Verona both lose in All 'A' Classic
Sistrunk hurdles to Roosevelt event victory
take 'blue-collar' approach to winning
season ends in Game 7
remain alive on Sakic OT goals
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