Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on June 7, 1998 · Page 10
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A-10 — SUNDAY. JUNE 7. 1998 Snorts THE DAILY JOURNAL. A's top Arizona with five-run fifth Athletics 10, Diamondbacks 5 By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer OAKLAND — Rickey Henderson needed a day to rest, and Kevin Mitchell was only too happy to give him one. Mitchell, starting in left field for Henderson, went 3-for-4 with two RBIs as the Oakland Athletics beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 10-5 on Saturday. "I didn't think I was going to play at all," said Mitchell, who made his first appearance since coming of the disabled list on Wednesday. "But he (manager Art Howe) told me yesterday I was going to play and he was going to eive Rickey the day off." Mitchell, who had been out with a sprained right elbow, is now hitting .262 for the season. He hit an RBI single in the A's five-run fifth inning and added an RBI double in the team's four- run seventh. Henderson, given a rest Saturday after an extra-inning game Friday night, is hitting .263 in June, with three homers — including a grand slam — and eight RBIs It was the A's third straight victory, and the first time this season the team has strung together three wins at home. Mike Oquist (3-3) won his third straight start, allowing three runs and six hits in seven innings. He struck out six. Oquist, who started the season with a loss or no-decision is his first 10 starts, said he felt it was time for a turnaround. "They (the wins) will come in bunches," he said. "Now you just get ready for the next start." Jason Giambi went 2-for-4 and drove in two runs, and rookie Ben Grieve was 3-for-5 with an RBI. THE DAY IN SPORTS Soccer Continued from Page A-8 sions as well as a women's league. And it's not just the quantity that has risen in recent years, but also the quality, which, according to Rothrock, has benefited from a "second generation" effect. "That's been my philosophy all along," she said. "Go off to college and play, play semi-pro or whatever, then come back. You will have the knowledge and that's what we need. We have second generation coaches now, coaches who grew up playing here and came back. There's a big difference in the skill level because of that, especially in Northern California and that's what we needed." Coaches like Shaun Rothrock, Keith Ford and Gretchen Poyner of Ukiah as well as River Blough in Willits, all grew up playing World Cup soccer in Mendocino County and are all now quality coaches who are having a profound effect on the local game. But while the sport has risen to new heights, the evolution has not been without growing pains, and part of that has to do with the number of sports most young athletes can choose from. "The one thing that hurts our program is that we are small and we have only a handful of good athletes and that handful play other sports," Rothrock said. In other areas such as Santa Rosa, the sport has taken greater strides because of a greater financial commitment and more specialization. More money has led to more professional coaches being brought in to develop local talent, while many of the kids playing soccer don't play other sports. "We have the talent," Sharon Rothrock said of Ukiah. "If we went year round, we'd probably beat everybody. But our kids like to play basketball and other sports. As an educator, I see a high stress level on these kids and I hope it doesn't bum them out." Most Santa Rosa travel teams have up to 150 players to pick from, while the Ukiah travel teams rarely have to cut anyone from their squads, and most of the athletes are playing other sports during the soccer season. During last year's state cup run, the Under-13 girls were practicing two hours of basketball every day before their two hours of soccer practice and then going home to work on homework. "That's pretty trying," Rothrock said. "But I'm real pleased with what we can do with what we have. If we could do what the others are doing, we'd probably beat them all." Continued from Page A-8 interested in local rivalries. Giants/Dodgers, Red Wings/Avalanche, Knicks/Heat. Sports fans here really don't take pride in nationals sports the way other countries do. And if you don't understand that, you can't possibly understand the fundamental existence of the World Cup. The powers that be in U.S. soccer recently initiated a $50 million plan to try and win the World Cup by the year 2010. Sorry folks, but no amount of money will win the World Cup, only a change in attitude will. Americans dominate basketball. The dream team is so good, it has gone so far as to make Olympic basketball and the world championships boring. ' Why are they so dominant in a sport that is played all over the world? Take a drive through any city or town in the U.S. on a Sunday afternoon and every few blocks you will see basketball being played in parks, driveways and anywhere a hoop can be found. The same can be said of soccer almost everywhere else in the world. Soccer, like most other sports in America, is incredibly well organized at the youth level, but very few kids play pick-up games in the sport. As a kid growing up in Ireland, we played constantly. We didn't need any Nike contract or fancy shoes. Hell, an abundance of kids who play the sport around the world don't even need any shoes at all. All we needed was a ball and a little.enthusiasm, and we had an abundance of the latter. We played because we loved to play. We watched because we LOOK! ^W • Brand New Loans! , Something For Every Need! Call Cheryl For Help Today! 461-4418 MISSION HILLS:MORTGAGE BANKERS!' THIS IS THE BEST STRATEGIC INFORMATION FOR BUSINESS YOU WILL EVER HEAR. PERIOD. 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When we played, in our minds we were Zico defying physics with a mind-boggling banana shot. We were Paulo Rossi leading Italy to a glorious World Cup victory. On Wednesday, Brazil will take on Scotland in the first of 64 games over the next five weeks. Like many of the billions of fans around the world, I'll try to watch every single minute of every single game. I'll try to convince my girlfriend to watch some games with me. She probably will, but she won't understand. She can't. She's American. Like most of the people here, she hasn't witnessed first hand the atmosphere, the passion and the sheer euphoria World Cup soccer can invoke. MLB National League By The Associated Press- All Times PDT East Division Atlanta New York Philadelphia Montreal Florida Central Division Chicago Houston Pittsburgh Milwaukee St. Louis Cincinnati West Division San Diego San Francisco Los Angeles Colorado Arizona W 43 33 28 24 17 W 36 36 31 29 29 28 W 37 37 30 26 19 L Pet. 19 23 30 36 43 GB 694 — 589 7 .483 13 400 18 283 25 5-3), 11:10 a.m. Chicago White Sox (Slrotka 6-5) at Chicago Cubs (Gonzalez 4-5), 11:20 a.m. Kansas City (Haney 3-4) at Houston (Reynolds 6-3). San Diego (Langston 1-0) at Teicas (Witt 5-3). 12:05 Stfliona (Anderson 3-«) at Oakland (Candlotll 4-6). 1:05 p.m. Los Angeles (Drelfort 3-5) at Seattle (Mover 3-5). 1:35 N.Y. Mets (Yoshli 4-1) at Boston (Avery 2-1). 5 05 p.m. Colorado (Wright 4-6) at Anaheim (Washburn 1-0). 5:05 p.m. Monday's Games Toronto at Florida. 4:05 p.m. Houston at Detroit. 4:05 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cleveland, 4:05 p m Baltimore at Philadelphia. 4:35 p m Tampa Bay at N.Y Mats, 4:40 p m. Boston at Atlanta. 4:40 p m. Milwaukee at Kansas City, 5:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Minnesota, 5:05 p.m. St. Louis at Chicago White Sox, 5 05 p m. Texas at Colorado. 6:05 p.m. Oakland at Los Angeles, 7:05 p.m. Cincinnati at ?an Diego.' 7:05 p.m. Seattle at San Francisco, 7:05 p m. American League At a Glance By The Associated Press All Times PDT Chicago White Sox (Sirolka 65) at Chicago Cubs ' (Gonzalez 45) 11 20 am Kansas City (Haney 3-4) at Houston (Reynolds 6-3). • San Diego (Langston 1-0) at Texas (Witt 5-3). 12:05 ' Arizona (Anderson 3-6) at Oakland (Candlottl 4^6), 1'OSpm ' Los Angeles (Dreitort 3-5) at Seattle (Moyer 3-5). 1:35 p fl\ ' ' . N.Y Mets (Yoshii 4-1) at Boston (Avery 2-1), 5:05 Colorado (Wnght 4-6) at Anaheim (Washbum 1 0). 5:05 p.m. Monday's Games Toronto at Florida, 4:05 pm. .... Houston at Detroit. 4:05 p m. Pittsburgh at Cleveland. 4:05 pm. .•'" Baltimore at Philadelphia 4.35 p.m Tampa Bay at N.Y. Mats. 4:40 p m -.,• Boston at Atlanta, 4:40 p m. Milwaukee at Kansas City, 5:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Minnesota. 5:05 p.m. SI. Louis at Chicago White Sox. 5:05 p m. Texas at Colorado. 6 05 p.m Oakland at Los Angelei, 7:05 p.m. • . ' Seattle at San Francisco, 7:05 p.m. MLS Major League Soccer L Pet. 24 24 30 29 30 34 GB 600 — 800 — .508 5 1/2 .500 6 .492 6 1/2 .452 9 L Pet. 24 24 31 35 43 GB .607 — 607 — .492 7 .426 11 .30618 1/2 East Division New York Boston Toronto Baltimore Tampa Bay Central Division Cleveland Minnesota Chicago Detroit Kansas City West Division Texas Anaheim Seattle Oakland W 43 34 30 29 25 W 36 26 24 22 22 W 36 32 27 26 L Pet. 13 25 31 32 35 GB .768 — 57610 1/2 .492151/2 .475161/2 .417 20 At A Glance By The Associated Press All Times PDT L Pet. GB 24 33 35 35 37 600 — 441 9 1/2 .40711 1/2 .38612 1/2 37313 1/2 Eastern Conference D.C. Columbus NY-NJ Miami New England Tampa Bay W 12 7 6 5 4 3 LSOW PIS GF GA 3 6 6 a 7 12 28 34 21 24 16 20 11 11 10 19 9 16 21 18. 22" II 28 L Pet. GB 23 .610 — 26 552 3 1/2 34 .443 10 33 .441 10 Western Conference Los Angeles Chicago Dallas San Jose Colorado Kansas City W 11 7 7 5 LSOW Pts GF GA' 31 44 19 19 17 18 21 16 1 1 0 15 22 30 2 14 29 32. 2 14 16 19 Friday's Games Chicago Cubs 6, Chicago White Sox 5. 12 innings Pittsburgh 6, Minnesota 1 Cincinnati 2, Cleveland 1 Philadelphia 8, Toronto 7 Montreal 5. Tampa Bay 2 N.Y. Mets 9. Boston 2 Baltimore 3, Atlanta 2 N.Y. Yankees 5. Florida 1 Milwaukee 7, Detroit 3 Kansas City 3, Houston 0 San Francisco 3, St. Louis 2 Texas 6, San Diego 7 Seattle 4, Los Angeles 0 Anaheim 5. Colorado 0 Oakland 2, Arizona 1 Saturday's Games Late Games Not Included Atlanta 10, Baltimore 5 N.Y. Mets 1, Boston 0 Chicago Cubs 7, Chicago White Sox 6 N.Y. Yankees 4, Florida 2 Oakland 10, Arizona S Los Angeles 10. Seattle 6 Philadelphia 10, Toronto 6 Montreal 7. Tampa Bay S Cleveland 10, Cincinnati 1 Houston 6, Kansas City 0 Detroit 9, Milwaukee 3 Pittsburgh 4, Minnesota 3,12 Innings San Francisco at SL Louis (n) San Diego at Texas (n) Colorado at Anaheim (n) Sunday'a Games Philadelphia (Schilling 5-6) at Toronto (Carpenter 1-2). 10:05 a.m. Cleveland (Burba 7-4) at Cincinnati (Klingenbeck 0-0), 10:15 a.m. Minnesota (Tewksbury 3-7) at Pittsburgh (Schmidt 81), 10:35 a.m. Atlanta (Maddux 8-2) at Baltimore (Drabek 5-5), 10:35 a.m. Montreal (Vazquez 1-5) at Tampa Bay (Johnson 2-3). 10:35 a.m. Florida (Dempster 0-1) at N.Y. Yankees (Cone 7-1), 10:35 a.m Detroit (Thompson 3-6) at Milwaukee (Woodard 3-3). 11:05 a.m San Francisco (Gardner 4-2) at St. Louis (Mercker 4J Friday's Games Chicago Cubs 6. Chicago White Sox 5.12 innings Pittsburgh 6, Minnesota 1 Cincinnati 2, Cleveland 1 Philadelphia 8, Toronto 7 Montreal 5, Tampa Bay 2 N.Y. Mets 9, Boston 2 Baltimore 3, Atlanta 2 N.Y. Yankees 5. Florida 1 Kansas City 3, Houston 0 Milwaukee 7, Detroit 3 Texas 8, San Diego 7 Seattle 4, Los Angeles 0 Anaheim 5, Colorado 0 Oakland 2, Arizona 1 Saturday'a Games Late Games Not Included Atlanta 10. Baltimore 5 N.Y. Mets 1, Boston 0 Chicago Cubs 7, Chicago White Sox 6 N.Y. Yankees 4, Florida 2 Oakland 10, Arizona S Los Angeles 10. Seattle 6 Philadelphia 10, Toronto 6 Montreal 7. Tampa Bay 5 Cleveland 10. Cincinnati 1 Houston 6, Kansas City 0 Detroit 9, Milwaukee 3 Pittsburgh 4, Minnesota 3,12 innings San Diego at Texas (n) Colorado at Anaheim (n) Sunday'a Games Philadelphia (Schilling 5-6) at Toronto (Carpenter 1-2), 10:05 a.m. Cleveland (Burba 7-4) at Cincinnati (Klingenbeck 0-0), 10:15 a.m. Minnesota (Tewksbury 3-7) at Pittsburgh (Schmidt 81), 10:35 a.m. Montrei Montreal (Vazquez 1-5) at Tampa Bay (Johnson 2-3), 10:35 a.m. Atlanta (Maddux 8-2) at Baltimore (Drabek 5-5), 10:35 . a.m. Florida (Dempster 0-1) at N.Y. Yankees (Cone 7-1). 10:35 a.m. Detroit (Thompson 3-6) at Milwaukee (Woodard 3-3), 11:05 a.m. NOTE: Three points lor victory, one point tor Shootout win and zero points lor loss. Shootout (SOW) is a subset ol wins. Saturday's Games Chicago 2. Columbus 0 Kansas City 1, Tampa Bay 0 Colorado 2, San Jose 0 Sunday's Games New England at Los Angeles, noon Dallas at Washington DC..noon New York-New Jersey at Miami. 12 30 p m. Thursday's Can* San Jose at Chicago, 2 p.m. TRANSACTIONS Saturday's Sports Transactions By The Associated Press , ' BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Activated RHP Mike Mussina from the 15-day disabled list. Placed RHP Terry Mathews on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 2. Placed OF Jeffrey Hammonds on the 15- day disabled list. Called up OF Jesus Tavarez from ' Rochester of the International League. National Leaaue ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS—Signed OF Brock McCarty, 1B Steven Neal, OF James Pinna and C : Justin Beasley. BASKETBALL , , 'Women's National Basketball Association : CHARLOTTE STING—Released F Katasha Artis and ' G Charmin Smith. • f ' JT Ukiah Daily Journal HOW ARE WE DOING? Please take a moment of your time to tell us how we are doing. Your most recent contact with the Ukiah Daily Journal was with the: Advertising Department for: Display Classified Editorial Department for: Press release News story _ Legal Wedding announcement. * Obituary. Other Subscriber Services (Circulation) for: Missed paper Start paper_ Back issue Billing inquiry. Stop paper. Other Any other department for reason not covered above. i •K I Was this contact in person. by phone. How did we do in serving your needs? Excellent Good Fair. Did we meet your expectations Poor Additional Comments (Please make any comments - good, bad or indifferent about us. These comments will help us do a better job serving you.) Name:. Address: Phone #: (Day). (Eve). Thank you for taking time to give us your thoughts. 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