Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on June 10, 1998 · Page 8
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Baseball owners talk about THE DAY IN SPORTS Florida Marlins' situation Associated Press SEATTLE — Is the deal to sell the Florida Marlins to team president Don Smiley in trouble? No, says National League president Leonard Coleman. Yes, say other sources. Who's right? "Ultimately, Don will be able to put the deal together, and we're confident he's going to be able to move forward," Coleman said Tuesday night. "It's really routine for these deals to be delayed. "If you've followed the sale of teams over the last couple of years, a majority of them have been delayed." On the eve of a two-day quarterly meeting of major league owners, the sale of the Marlins by Wayne Huizenga to a group headed by Smiley for $169 million appeared to be unraveling, The Asso- ciated Press learned. Sources told The AP in Miami that Smiley might not be able to come up with enough money to buy the team. Smiley has raised less than $145 million, and the sale might be contingent on Huizenga retaining a larger percentage of ownership than he wants. "Not too many people around Wayne are feeling very good about the deal," a source close to Huizenga said Tuesday. "I don't think too many people are confident they're going to get the deal done." A vote on the Marlins' sale was supposed to be on the agenda at the Seattle meeting, set for today and Thursday. But it was removed from consideration without any explanation from the commissioner's office. Newhouse Continued from Page A-7 Biondi (no relation) near Rome. When the proprietor learned it was Matt Biondi's dad, he began to cry. He said he named his own son Matthew, and that he wanted him to be a swimmer just like his namesake. The oldest gold medalist at the dinner - and possibly the oldest in America - was Don Blessing, coxswain on the 1928 Cal crew at Amsterdam. "There's nothing like receiving a gold medal when they play the Star Spangled Banner," he said, "except when you win the regatta at Poughkeepsie." Well, since the man did both, and he's 92, let's give him some slack. The decision on a 2012 Olympic site will be made by the International Olympic Committee in 2005. "This is a dream that will come true," Harris predicted. Either way, Harris noted that his and Brown's political careers will be over by then. That's not what Brown is thinking. "The governorship will be open," he envisioned. "The presidency will be open. The pope- ship will be open." Popeship? Putting a final, and proper, touch on the evening was 1960 Olympic swim gold medalist Ann Warner Cribbs. "The Olympics are what's right about sports," she said. "Because we love sports, because we have sons and daughters, because we want to show off the Bay Area - Northern California is a magical place we deserve to host the Olympics." No popeship could have said it better. Dave Newhouse is a columnist for the Oakland Tribune. U.S. OPEN GOLF U.S. Open Qualifying Sconi Associated Press FAR HILLS. N.J. — Scores from sectional qualifying from Monday and Tuesday lor the 1998 U.S. Open, to be played June 16-21 at me Olympic Club In San Francisco (a-amateur): At Daly City, Cam. (Lake Merced GoH and Country Club) Joe Acosta Jr.. Visalla, Cal«., 71-68—139 Joel Kribel. Pleasanlon, Calif., 66-74—140 Perry Parker, Dana Point, Calif., 71-69—140 Grant Clough, La Qulnta. CaM., 71-70—141 Wes Weston, Las Vegas, 72-69—141 Kevin Sutherland, Sacramento, Calif,, 73-69—142 Alternate* Michael Allen, Scottsdale, Ariz., 69-73—142 Tony Padilla. Sacramento. Calif.. 70-72—142 At Denver (Columbine Country Club) Jelt McMillian, Stilhvater, Okla., 68-66—134 Jason Allen. Colorado Springs, Goto., 71-67—138 Alternates Scott Peterson, Aurora, Cok).. 71-67—138 Greg Shakespeare. Littleton. Cote., 70-69—139 At Orlando. Ft*. (The Bay Hill Dub) Grant Waite, Orlando, Fla., 71-66—137 Brett Welterich. Palm Beach Garden. Fla., 69-72— 141 Garrett Willis, Loudon. Tenn., 72-70—142 Adrian Stills, Orlando. Fla., 72-71—143 Alan Morln, Royal Palm Beach. Fla., 73-70—143 Chris Kaufman, Dolray Beach, Fla., 71-72—143 a-DavId Eger, Ponle Vedra Beach, Fla., 72-72—144 Richard Ames, Jacksonville Beach, Fla.. 72-73—145 Dick Mast. Winter Gardens, Fla., 72-73—145 Michael Baird, Palm Beach, Fla., 73-73—146 Alternate* Tjaart Vanderwalt. Cleveland, 74-72—146 Cliff Kresge, Apopka. Fla., 70-77—147 At Chicago (George Dunn* National) Edward Fryatt, Las Vegas, 71-68—139 Tom Sipula, Ottawa, III., 68-74—142 Alternates Thomas Harding, Kentwood, Mich., 73-70—143 Todd Smith, Peru, Ind., 72-71—143 Christian Chemock, Piano, Tenas, 69-74—143 Gary March. Arlington Heights, III.. 69-74—143 Thomas Sutler. New York, 69-75—144 Mike Burke Jr., Towaco. N.J.. 71-73—144 D.A. Watering. Piano. Texas. 69-75—144 Bruce Zabrlskl, Greenwich, Conn., 72-73—145 Tom Anderson, Laurel, Mont., 69-76-145 Ken Peyreferry, Marlton, N.J., 69-76—145 Clarence Rose. Goktsboro, N.C., 69-76—145 Robert Derunte, Rancho Santa Fe, Call, 69-77—146 Gary Hallberg. Castle Rock. Colo., 74-72—146 Gene Fteger, Newtown Square, Pa.. 75-71—146 AHtmates Brett Oulgley, Barrlngton, R.I., 77-69—148 Kevin Johnson, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., 76-70— 146 Kirk Hanefek), Beverly. Mass.. 72-74—146 Geoffrey Slsk, Marshfleld. Mass., 71-75—146 American League NBA National Basketball Association Playoff Glance By The Associated Press All Times POT FINALS Beit-of-7) Utah v*. Chicago (All game* televised by NBC) Wednesday, June 3 Utah 68. Chicago 85, OT Friday, June S Chicago 93, Utah 88 Sunday, June 7 Chicago 96. Utah 54. Chicago leads series 2-1 Eaat Division New York Boston Toronto Baltimore Tampa Bay Central Division Cleveland Minnesota Chicago Detroit Kansas City West Division Texas Anaheim Oakland Seattle w 45 36 31 30 27 W 38 28 25 23 23 W 39 35 27 27 L Pet. OB 13 .776 26 .581 11 33 484 17 34 .469 36 . - 18 .42920 1/2 L Pet. GB 25 34 37 37 39 .603 — .452 91/2 .403121/2 .383131/2 .371 14 1/2 . L Pet. GB 24 .619 — 26 .574 3 35 .435111/2 37 .422 12 1/2 Wednesday, June 10 Utah at Chtaag ago, 6 p.m. Friday, June 12 Utah at Chicago, 6 p.m. Sunday, June 14 Chicago at Utah, 4:30 p.m., If necessary Wednesday, June 17 Chicago at Utah, 6 p.m.. H necessary Streak Continued from Page A-6 ia, who has been errorless so far this season, made a spectacular back-handed grab after coming in to replace Jeff Kent in the top of the seventh, and J.T. Snow made a strong reflex play to stop a certain Glenallen Hill base hit just as the Mariners appeared ready to rally in the top of the ninth. So is the team that has gained four and half games on divisional rivals San Diego over the last 11 games doing anything different? "We're doing the same thing," outfielder Darryl Hamilton said. "We're just on a good streak right now. There's no rituals before the game or anything like that, we're just on a good streak and it's been fun." It's been a lot of fun. Tuesday's win was the 22nd come-from-behind victory for the Giants this season, including 10 on their final at-bat. Their 4124 start is the best since they won 103 games in 1993. "The biggest thing about this team is no one guy is going to win it," Darwin said. "It's going to take everybody. If we need defense, someone plays good defense. If we need to get a hit, someone gets a hit. If we need to go to the bullpen, we know we can go to the bullpen." In addition to winning 11 straight, the Giants have won 20 of their last 26,27 of their last 36 and 31 of their last 43 dating back to April 24. They now own the third best record in the majors, second only to the Yankees and Braves, and have climbed 17 above .500, moving into sole possession of top spot in the National League West. "The streak" is the Giants longest since they won 11 in August 1991. Not since winning 12 in 1966 has the team won more and it is third only to a 14- game streak in 1965 in the team's San Francisco history. The franchise's longest winning streak came in 1916, when it won 26 straight. Despite the obvious excitement among the fans, however, nobody at Giants headquarters appears too complacent about it all. "It's only June and we got a long way to go," said Hamilton, who has been on fire over the 11 games, hitting over .400. "If it's September, we're real excited, but it's only June. There's no reason to get cocky or over-confident." Darwin echoed the remark. "We're on a rollercoaster ride right now and riding it," he said. "We know it's going to come to an end sometime. You play 162 ball games, you're going to lose some ball games. The thing is you have to keep an even keel in this game, it can knock you down just as quickly." Giants Continued from Page A-6 the top of the second, racking up three scores on four hits, including two home runs. Glenallen Hill took it out on his former team, giving the visitors a 3-0 advantage on his 10th home run of the year. Cloude, meanwhile, looked sharp early on, striking out three batters in the opening two innings, as the Giants struggled to come terms with a pitcher they had never faced before. The Giants, however, turned it around the second time through the order, taking the lead on a two-out rally in the bottom of the third. Four straight singles by Darryl Hamilton, Brian Mueller, Barry Bonds and Kent - with the latter two both driving in a score - were followed by J.T. Snow's three-run home run to left field to give San Francisco a 5-3 advantage. After the Mariners pulled one back in the top of the fifth, the Giants replied with two more scores in the bottom half of the inning, when Stan Javier drove in Kent on a sacrifice and Brent Mayne drove in Snow on a double off the center field fence. The Mariners, who out-hit the Giants 13-11 for the game, had plenty of opportunities to add to their tally, leaving the bases loaded three times and stranding 12 runners through the first seven innings. Robb Nen got the save for San Francisco, but made it exciting for the 24,137 fans in attendance after giving up just his second home run of the year and Seattle's fourth of the night, to Russ Davis in the top of the ninth. The save was Nen's 15th straight and gives him a league- leading 19 for the year. At Rockvllle, Md. (Woodmont C.C.) Dudley Han, Weston. Fla., 72-65—137 Steve Strieker. Madison, WIs., 62-75—137 Scon Verplank. Edmond. Okla., 69-68—137 Chris DiMarco, Heathrow, Fla., 68-70—138 Brad Fabel, Nashville, Tenn., 66-72—138 Kevin Wenlworth, Manteca, Calif., 68-70—138 Jimmy Green, Daphne, Ala., 69-70—139 Mark Carnevale, Ponle Vedra Beach, Fla., 67-72— 139 Tim Herron, Minneapolis, 69-70—139 Jefl Thorsen. Jacksonville. Fla., 69-70—139 Kirk Triplet), Scottsdale. Ariz.. 71-68—139 Howard Twitty. Scottsdale, Ariz.. 70-69—139 Willie Wood, Edmond, Okla., 66-73—139 Joe Durant, Mollno, Fla., 73-67—140 Peter Jordan, Valrteo, Fla., 68-72—140 Doug Martin. Edgewood, Ky., 72-66—140 Don Pooley, Tucson, Ariz., 70-70—140 Michael Reid, Orem, Utah, 70-70—140 Mike Small, Danville, III.. 69-71—140 Shane Bertsch. Parker, Colo., 69-72—141 Guy Boros, Pompano Beach, Fla., 68-73—141 Chris Perry, Powell, Ohio, 74-67—141 Jimmy Johnston, Knoxville, Tenn., 71-70—141 Brent Gelberger, Palm Desert, Calif., 72-69—141 Joey Sindelar, Horseheads, N.Y., 71-70—141 Omar Uresti, Austin, Texas, 73-68—141 Ted Oh, Torrenca, Calif., 69-73—142 Trevor Dodds, SI. Louis. 72-70—142 Steve Pate, Agoura, Calif., 72-70—142 Jim Estes, Geneva, III., 72-70—142 David Kirkpatrick, Lakeland, Fla., 68-74—142 Brnnrtnll Chamblee, Phoenix, 72-70—142 Alternates Larry Mize, Columbus, Ga., 72-70—142 Robin Freeman. Palm Desert, Calif., 75-67—142 Raphael Alarcon, San Diego, 70-72—142 Fred Funk, Ponta Vedra, Fla. 71-71—142 At Cincinnati (Clovemook Country Club) Sam Randolph, Fort Worth, Texas, 68-67—135 Jason Gore, Menlo Park, Calif., 72-65—137 Rocky Walcher, Oklahoma City, 70-67—137 Patrick Lee. Oxford, Miss., 66-71—137 Casey Martin, Minneapolis. 67-71—138 Alternate* Perry Moss, Shreveport, La., 68-71—138 Ryan Howison. West Palm Beach, Fla., 65-73—138 Chris Rlley, El Cajon. Calrl., 70-68—138 Eric Johnson, Eugene, Ore., 71-67—138 At Portland, Ore. (Portland Golf Course) Chris Tidland, Stilrwater, Okla., 65-71—136 Rick Todd. El Paso, Texas, 69-69—138 Derek Gllchrlst, Elk Grove, Call)., 70-69—139 Alternate* Rick Fehr, Redmond, Wash.. 70-70—140 Mike Barnett, Redwood. Wash., 69-71—140 Walt Portertield Jr., Bend, Ore., 73-67—140 Ben Walter, Scottsdale, Ariz., 70-70—140 At Johnstown, Pa. (Sunnehanna Country Club) Martin Lonardi, Miami Beach, Fla., 67-68—135 a-Paul Simson, Raleigh, N.C., 66-70—136 Alternatea Sean Knapp, Oakmonl, Pa., 72-64—136 Jell Julian, Hartland, VI., 70-69—139 At Houston (Champions Golf Club) Rene Rangel, Pearland, Texas, 68-72—140 Ryan Palmer, Amarillo, Texas, 74-70—141 Alternate* Jaime Gomez, McAllen, Texas, 73-71—144 Davia Toms, LaQulnta, Calif., 69-76—145 At Atlanta (Settlndown Creek Goll Club) Phil Tataurangl. Las Vegas, 67-70—137 Vaughn Taylor, Augusta, Ga., 71-69—140 Rick Gehr, Gull Shores, Ala., 75-68—143 Alternate David Gosselt, Memphis, Tenn., 73-70—143 John Englei, Augusta. Ga., 68-76—144 At St. Loula (Boon* Valley Golf Club) Mark Wilson, Pewaukee, WIs., 71-68—139 Garrett Larson, Walnut Creek, Calif., 71-69—140 James Johnson, Boone, N.C., 66-74—140 Alternate a-Gene Elliott, West Das Molnes. III.. 71-71—142 Jay Delsing, Chesterfield. Mo., 73-69—142 At Summit, N.J. (Canoe Brook Country Club) Lee Porter, Greensboro, N.C., 69-68—137 Fuzzy Zoeller, Floyds Knobs, Ind., 66-73—139 Timothy Straub, Winston Salem. N.C., 68-72—140 Frank Lickliter II, Ponte Vedra, Fla., 70-72—142 Mike Brlsky. Ocoee, Fla. 68-74—142 Jell Sluman, Burr Ridge, III., 71-71—142 Chip Beck, Cleveland, 72-70—142 NHL National Hockey League Playoff Glance By The Associated Press All Times PDT STANLEY CUP FINALS Tuesday, June 9 Detroit 2, Washington 1, Detroit leads series 1-0 Thuraday, June 11 Washington at Detroit, 5 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, June 13 Detroit at Washington, 5 p.m. (ESPN) V June 16 Detroit at Washington, 5 p.m. (ESPN) Thuraday, June 18 Washington at Detroit, 5 p.m., if necessary (FOX) Saturday, June 20 Detroit at Washington, 5 p.m., r! necessary (ESPN) Tuesday, June 23 Washington at Detroit. 5 p.m., if necessary (FOX) MLB National League At A Glance iA**c **PDT By The Associated Prase All Tim** Eaat Division Atlanta New York Philadelphia Montreal Florida Central Division Houston Chicago Pittsburgh Milwaukee St Louis Cincinnati West Division San Francisco San Diego Los Angeles Colorado Arizona W 45 34 29 24 19 W 39 38 32 30 30 28 W 41 40 32 26 20 L Pet. 20 25 32 38 44 GB .692 — .576 8 .475 14 .387191/2 .302 25 L Pet. 24 25 32 31 33 37 GB .619 — .603 1 .500 7 1/2 .492 8 .476 9 .431 12 L Pet. 24 25 32 39 44 GB .631 — .615 1 .500 81/2 .400 15 .31320 1/2 Tuesday's Malor League Game* N.Y. Yankees 11. Montreal 1 Florida 5. Toronto 4 Houston 5. Detroit 3 Pittsburgh 7, Cleveland 4 Boston 9. Atlsnta 3 Philadelphia 2, Baltimore 0 Minnesota 6, Chicago Cubs 0 St. Louis 5, Chicago White Sox 4 Milwaukee 6, Kansas City 3,10 Innings Tampa Bay 5, N.Y. Mats 4,11 innings Texas 5, Colorado 2 Lo* Angeles S, Oakland 1 San Diego 5. Cincinnati 1 Anaheim 10, Arizona 8 San Frandsco 7, Seattle 6 Wednesday's Game* Tampa Bay (White 0-2) at N.Y. Mets (Lelter 6-3). 10:40 a.m. Seattle (Swift S-3) at San Francisco (Her*hl**r 63), 12:35 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Irabu 5-1) at Montreal (Hermanson 4- • 4). 4:05 p.m. Toronto (Hentgen 7-4) at Florida (Fontenot 0-3). 4:05 p.m. Houston (Schourek 2-4) at Detroit (Castillo 2-4). 4:05 p'ttUburgh (Sitva 6-3) at Cleveland (Nagy 7-3), 4:05 Baltimore (Erickson 6-6) at Philadelphia (Green 4-4). 4:35 p.m. Boston (P.Martinez 6-2) at Atlanta (Neagle 7-3), 4:40 p.m. Milwaukee (Eldred 2-4) at Kansas City (Belcher 5-6), • 5:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Trachsel 6-1) at Minnesota (Morgan 2-' 2), 5:05 p.m. SI. Louis (Bottenfield 1-3) at Chicago While Sox (Parque 1-0), 5:05 p.m. Texas (Oliver 3-5) at Colorado (Jones 1-1). 6:05 p.m. Anaheim (Hill 8-4) at Arizona (Daal 1 -4), 7:05 p.m. • Oakland (Rogers 6-2) at Lo* Angel** (Valdes 4-7),. 7:35 p.m. Cincinnati (Hamlsch 6-1) at San Diego (Brown 5-3), 7:35 p.m. TRANSACTIONS Tuesday's Sport* Transaction* By The Associated Pre*s BASEBALL American League CHICAGO WHITE SOX—Signed RHP Edwin Almonte, LHP Richard Battersby, 1B Carlos Cline, RHP Kal Freeman, LHP Solomon Johnson, OF Ernesto Lowe. OF Damkxie Merrlman. OF Augustus Mosley, 3B Juan Santamarlna, RHP Andre Simpson, , RHP Brannon Whatley, RHP Michael Williams and , RHP Mitch Wylie. CLEVELAND INDIANS—Added OF Matt Luke to the roster. Designated LHP Rick Krivda for assignment. NEW YORK YANKEES—Recalled OF Shane Spencer from Columbus of the International League. Optioned RHP Scott Brow to Columbus. Signed RHP Jefl Carlson. OAKLAND ATHLETICS—Traded INF Kurt Abbott to. the Colorado Rockle* tor a player to be named and cash. Recalled INF Mark Btllhorn Irom Edmonton of the PCL. SEATTLE MARINERS—Sent OF Jay Buhner to Tacoma of the PCL on a rehabilitation assignment. National League COLORADO ROCKIES—Designated RHP David Walnhouse for assignment. LOS ANGELES DODGERS—Sent OF Trenkted Hubbard to Albuquerque of the PCL. Optioned RHP . Eric Weaver to Albuquerque. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS—Signed C Michael Dean, RHP Ryan Vogelsong, OF Doug Clark, RHP Todd Ozlas, SS Bryan Ransom, RHP Chris Jackson, LHP Erasmo Ramirez, RHP Randy Goodrich, 1B John Summer*, LHP Michael Huller, . OF Jeffrey Allen, 2B Eric Mattem, RHP Joseph Ojeda, RHP Ben Miller, OF Steven Hill and OF Carlo* Frailer. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association TORONTO RAPTORS—Acquired F Kevin Willis from the Houston Rockets for F Roy Rogers and their 16th and 18th picks In the 1998 NBA draft. FOOTBALL National Football League GREEN BAY PACKERS—Signed FB Edwin Watson to a two-year contract. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS—Signed TE Cameron Cleeland to a three-year contract. Is your business worth two hours? Don't miss the TOMA Seminar! 'High Credit Card Debt? Mortgage Late Payment!? Call Cheryl For Help Today! 4*1*4418 Grand Opening Specials, June 11, 12, 13 & 14. Come in for our Grand Opening & receive 1200 extra bonus minutes. Phones are only it. Waived activation. We're celebrating the newest United States Cellular" location. Come by and check out the new place, and find great deals on cell phone packages. UNITED STATES WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS The way people talk around here" Shop United States Cellular' on the Internet at Offer requires a new one-year seivice agreement. Roaming charges, taxes, tolls and network surcharges not i/iduded. Other restrictions and charges may apply. See store for details. June 14,1998. 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