Sports Shorts

Wednesday, January 17, 2001 at 1:00am

Baseball Hall of Fame welcomes two

Easily earning well over the 75 percent of total ballots needed for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame were Dave Winfield and Kirby Puckett, with 84.5 and 82.1 percent, respectively. The Hall of Fame will increase to 253 members with the new inductees, who were elected in their first year of eligibility. Only 36 members have earned that distinction. Catcher Gary Carter finished well short of the needed tally with 64.9 percent, while Boston Red Sox slugger Jim

Rice checked in with 57.9 percent of the vote.

Hingis wins in rout in Australia

Thirty-nine minutes was all it took for No. 1 seed Martina Hingis to wrap up her first-round matchup against Katalin Marosi-Aracama 6-1, 6-1 in the Australian Open.

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