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OUTDOORS: The fishing is fine on Lake Michigan. Page 9D The Detroit News Wednesday Collector card Look in Wednesday's Detroit News for another Red Wing collector card. This week's features Brendan Shanahan. Section det mm The Detroit News Online All day, every day. http7detnews com Joe Falls 2D Localstate 7D Chris McCoskyl2D Horses 13D Sunday, May 2, 1999 "I always thought it was pretty cool to do something and not do somersaults." Joe Dumars ignified departure for Joe D. Chuck Daly on Joe Dumars, right: "He wanted to do the right thing all the time." A 1 Dumars' legacy is class as well as NBA championships. AUBURN HILLS uring a brisk April night in Richfield, Ohio, in 1989, Joe Dumars record ed one of the most spectacular shooting performances of his career. Dumars, the consummate team player, rose above all and put a serious crimp in the Cleveland Cavaliers' champi onship aspirations. I Ie scored 42 points, including a team-record 24 in one quarter, for the victorious Pistons, who Not then. Not now. Not Joe. Dumars' attitude was shaped by a loving father who put in hard days and nights at work to support his family. Dumars' demeanor was shaped by Maurice Cheeks and Dennis Johnson other guards who carved up opponents and ran down court with little or no expression. Dumars has filled different roles during his 14 years with the Pistons. Quiet scorer. Tenacious defensive player. He's also won championships and fought through slumps. And when he takes the court tonight for his final regular-season game at The Palace, you can be assured he will conduct himself the way he always has, regardless of his role or level of individual success quietly, professionally and with dignity. Joe Dumars never did the bop, the bump or the shake. "I never wanted to be that," he said. "You are shaped by what you see. Guys now are shaped by SportsCenter. In my day you saw guys make plays and they simply turned around and went back down the court. You knew they made a great play, but they were always cool. I always thought it was pretty cool to do something and not do somersaults." Please see FOSTER, Page 13D I "'Ikfa Kentucky Derby (ErPDEn3aiD wlm tap Margin just a neck; Baffert's 3 starters finish out of money TERRY FOSTER were on their way to the first of their two straight NBA titles. The man who usually stands in the background and makes others shine rolled off screens and flipped in one incredible shot after another. During the game, Dumars' expression never changed. His performance was so breathtaking you wondered when the high fives would begin. '1 r. ls if VcoAvC Career highlights Played 82 games in rookie season of 1985-86 and was named to the NBA All-Rookie team. Named to the NBA All-Defensive first team in 1989, 1990, 1992 and 1993. Five-time NBA All-Star, from 1990-93, '95 and '97. 8 MVP of the 1989 NBA Finals in Detroit's four-game sweep against the LA. Lakers. All-NBA second team in 1993 after averaging 23.5 points and shooting .466 from the field. What they paid Charismatic: $64.60 win, $27.80 place, $14.40 show. Menifee: $8.40 place, $5.80 show. Cat Thief: $5.80 show. Complete finish, Page 6D. Owner's view Lewis: Another Derby victory is Page 6D. the gelding General Challenge, who ran as an entry, went off as the 9-2 favorite. A betting choice has not won the Derby since Spectacular Bid in 1979. "What are you going to do?" Baffert said. "You can't win them all." Charismatic, a chestnut colt, paid $64.60, $27.80 and $14.40 while earning $886,200 from a record purse of $1,186,200. He carried scale weight of 126 pounds over the miles in 2:03 1-5- Menifee, ridden by Pat Day, who was seeking his second Derby victory in his 17th try, returned $8.40 and $5.80. Cat Thief, ridden by Mike Smith, was $5.80 to show. As rescue workers were attending to the injured, the track canceled the race. John Paul Jr. and Stan Wattles slammed hard into the fourth-turn retaining wall on lap 61 of the 208-lap event and went spinning down the front stretch, collecting the car of Scott Harrington. Television replays could not show conclusively what kind of debris flew into the stands. But Joe Tiano, who was sitting about 150 feet away, said a wheel and suspension parts flew into the seats "like a rocket." Authorities cleared the section of the stands and the race was red-flagged while emergency workers attended to the injured. "Everybody who was taking pictures had their cameras taken away by the cops," Tiano said. The three drivers were examined and released. mm Detroit News wire services LOUISVILLE Charismatic, a 30-1 shot who ran in a claiming race in February, charged to victory in the 125th Kentucky Derby on Saturday, giving trainer D. Wayne Lukas his third victory of the 1990s. Charismatic, ridden by Chris Antley, held off Menifee, with Lukas' other starter, Cat Thief, third. Charismatic, who finished second in a $62,500 claiming race on Feb. 11, was racing for the third time in 28 days. Charismatic's margin was a neck over Menifee, with Cat Thief another three-quarters of a length back and i'A lengths in front of Prime Timber. "I've trained him harder than I have any other horse coming to the Derby," Lukas said. Bob Baffert's three starters finished out of the money, nullifying the trainer's bid to become the first person to win three straight Derbys. Charismatic was third behind Cat Thief and Wordly Manner, the invader from Dubai, with a quarter-mile to go. Then Cat Thief, Charismatic and Menifee charged through the stretch to the roar of 151,051 fans, the second-largest crowd in Derby history, as Wordly Manner faded. Prime Timber, one of Baffert's starters, finished fourth in a field of 19 3-year-olds. Baffert's other two starters, the filly Excellent Meeting and Clarence Tabbjr. The Detroit News Moehler is facing a 10-game suspension By Tom Gage The Detroit News ST. PETERSBURG, Ha. Mystery, intrigue. Did he or didn't he? The Tigers lost, 4-3, Saturday night to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Let's get that out of the way up front. The 1 Rays scored the winner on Randy Winn's sacrifice fly in the seventh. Enough of that, back to the intrigue. Just before he was going to leave the game anyway, Brian Moehler was ejected in the seventh by plate umpire Larry Harnett for having what Barnett said was a piece of sandpaper smaller than a dime on his left thumb. Such an infraction of the rules, if it holds up, calls for an automatic 10-game suspensioa Moehler said it wasn't sandpaper. He said it was dirt. But he didn't argue the ejection before leaving. "That's not my nature," he said. Barnett, however, was cer- tain he saw sandpaper. "As God is my witness, it was there," said Barnett, who has been in the middle of con- troversy with the Tigers for three consecutive years. Two years ago, he loudly defended rookie umpire Mike Everett's generous strike zone. And last year, Barnett -ruled that Anaheim's Jim Edmonds hit a home run off a 'sign in right-center at Tiger Stadium even though Bobby Higginson caught the ball. looked at his glove and then I said 'give me your thumb'," said Barnett after a complaint from Devil Rays 1 Mjjnager Larry Rothschild that Moehler was scuffing the ball. What did Moehler say at that point? "Nothing," Barnett said. "He was like a kid with his hand in the cookie jar. He knew he was caught. I just said 'son, you're Barnett said the sandpa-. per was glued to the thumb, but he did not confiscate it. "I lad it been on his glove," he said. "I would have taken his glove." Tigers Manager Larry Par-rish was upset at the Devil Rays for making it an issue. i "If the umpires want to check things like that," he said. "I think half to three-quarters of the league would be suspended. Including some of the Devil Rays." Do many do it? Manager Larry Parrish says several pitchers, including Roger Clemens, scuff balls. Page5D Charismatic, right and ridden by Chris Antley, earned $886,200 and went i'A miles in 2:03:4 Three race fans killed by debris at IRL event Red Wings: Stanley Cup Playoffs Draper is a thorn in opponents' side Associated Press as a 30-1 shot. bar Ail, .1. I Detroit News wire services CONCORD, N.C. Three spectators were killed and at least nine were injured Saturday night when they were struck by debris that flew into the stands after a three-car crash in the VisionAire 500 Indy Racing League event. Spectators sitting in the area where the crash occurred said a tire and suspension parts flew into the stands and struck the spectators. An undetermined number also were injured when hit in the grandstand at Lowe's Motor Speedway at Charlotte. "There were at least eight, and maybe 10 or 12," speedway president H.A. Wheeler said. Three of those injured were taken to Northeast Medical Center in Concord. "They do not at this point in time seem to be critical," said Barry Hawthorne, vice president for patient care. Colorado wins Shields starts in place of Vernon; Avalanche crush Sharks. Page 12D they try. I Ie wants the Wings' opponents to lose their cool, to try to sock him in the mouth to get evea "Especially now with the two referees and the way they're calling things," Draper said. "If I can draw a penalty and give our team the power play, I've won half the battle." He did his job with Grimson, who was given a match penalty on a play in which a penalty was going to be called on Mighty Ducks center Travis Greea The Wings suddenly had a five-on-three power play, and Steve Yzerman scored two to give them a 3-2 lead. Please see DRAPER, Page 8D ByTedKulfan The Detroit News DETROIT You can bet Kris Draper had a lot to say when Mighty Ducks enforcer Stu Grim-son cross-checked him in the mouth April 25 in Game 3 of a Western Conference quarterfinal. Draper always has something to say, especially on the ice, and an incident such as the one involving Grimson would have been grounds for a verbal thrashing. Except one thing: "It's tough to talk when you have a stick in your mouth," Draper said. Grimson's dirty deed has no place in hockey, and he was suspended for his actions. But understand one thing: Many opposing players have relished the thought of putting a stick, a sock whatever in Draper's mouth. And guess what? Draper hopes jack Gruber The Detroit News Kris Draper falls to the ice after being cross-checked in the face by Stu Grimson during last Sunday's game.

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