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itt I ht IINUIANAPULIS ti IAH MONDAY, AUGUST 2, 1993 Briefly Sports Compiled by Curt Cavin TENNIS Pernfors continues comeback Mikael Pernfors of Sweden continued a remarkable comeback with a 2-6, 6-2, 7-5 victory over Todd Martin in the $1.65 million Player's International Canadian Open tournament in Montreal. Pernfors, a top-10 player in 1986 who lapsed into obscurity with Achilles tendon problems, got his first victory since he won in Scottsdale, Ariz., in 1988. The 30-year-old, the lowest ranked player ever to reach the Canadian Open final at No. 95, earned $235,000 more than he had won since undergoing surgery on his injured foot in April 1990. ' Martin, 22, a hard-hitting right-hander from ; Lansing, Mich., also lost a final in Washington last week. Martin took home $123,000. Pernfors had dropped to a career low rank- ing of 1,001 in 1991 and had only rebounded to No. 237 by the end of last season. The Canadian Open was the first tournament in which he didn't have to go through qualifying since his operation. Martin, ranked No. 20 in the world, had knocked off th'trd-seeded Boris Becker and defending champion Andre Agassi to reach the final. Some consider him the next American ' star, soon to join Courier, Michael Chang and Pete Sampras in the world's top 10. Martinez rolls to win Top-seeded Conchita Martinez overcame a host of physical ailments to win. the U.S. , Women's Hard Court Championships with a 6-; 3, 6-2 victory over an outmatched Zina Garrison Jackson at Stratton Mountain, Vt. Martinez, ranked sixth in the world, didn't lose a set all week and dropped Just 18 games ' In five matches. It was her fourth singles title of the year and 18th of her career. OLYMPIC FESTIVAL Miller strong at the end The U.S. Olympic Festival ended its 10-day run Sunday with one of its biggest stars, Shannon Miller, picking up three more gold medals in gymnastics. Miller won the balance beam, vault and floor exercise and took the silver medal on the "uneven bars. And that all came only two days after she won the all-around title and helped the East squad win the team gold on Friday night. " V ' c Her score of 9.975 tn the floor exercise, the final event, prompted a standing ovation from the crowd estimated at 13,500. She scored 9.90 on the beam and 9.775 on the vault. Her 9.875 on the bars wasn't enough to beat graining partner Kerrl Strug of Tucson, Ariz., who set a festival record, with a 9.90. Strug finished second to Miller in the floor exercise and balance beam, just as she had in the all-around. ' FOOTBALL Ex-Bears assistant hired Former Chicago Bears assistant coach Steve Razor was hired as football coach of Iowa iWesleyan, where players threatened to strike 4 A , V 1 1 K f " ""' IISSiiiiiiiillM :. . - - - ; - - - -. 1 MILLER Continued from Page 1 Associated Press TOUGH RETURN: Mikael Pernfors falls to his knees while returning a shot in his championship-match victory over Todd Martin. last spring if the old coach was not removed. Kazor, who coached tight ends and special teams under Mike Ditka, was one of the first hires in 1982 when Ditka became Bears head coach. He replaces Charlie Moot, who led the team to a 2-9 record last year in his first year as head coach. The team finished 10-1 the previous year under head coach Hal Mumme. In April, members of the football team threatened to strike, claiming Moot was abusive in his speech and made scholarship promises the school didn't keep. School spokeswoman Martha Potts-Bell said Sunday the college fired Moot last week. HYDROPLANES Hanauer wins again Chip Hanauer, driving Miss Budweiser, scored his 50th career victory when he captured the Texaco Seafair Cup in hydroplane races Sunday near Seattle. Hanauer led wire to wire in the winner-take-all final heat. Kellogg's Frosted Flakes, driven by Mike Hanson of Madison, Ind kept the pressure on throughout but was unable to catch Miss Budweiser, Hanauer averaged 137.630 miles per hour, compared to Hanson's 135.430 mph. BASKETBALL Large crowd to mourn Lewis The college arena that once shook with applause for Reggie Lewis will shudder in sorrow today as family, fans and the basketball world pay tribute to the Boston Celtics captain. Though Northeastern University officials spent the weekend fitting as many chairs-as possible into Matthews Arena and advising Bostonians against trying to crowd into the 83-year-old facility, they expect an overflow crowd. "We hope that we have a crowd problem," said Keith Motley, dean of student services and associate head coach at Northeastern. "That would be an outstanding tribute to Reggie." . , Motley called on fans to line the streets of the motorcade that will take Lewis to Forest Hills Cemetery in south Boston, a 4.7-mile trip. A private service was held Sunday night for the Lewis family and close friends. A memorial service may be held later in Baltimore, his hometown. Lewis, 27, died Tuesday of cardiac arrest while shooting baskets at Brandeis University, three months after he collapsed in an April 29 playoff game against Charlotte. AUTO RACING Bliss, Fox take wins Mike Bliss won the 100-mile True Value Hardware Silver Crown race and Stan Fox the 25-mile CopenhagenSkoal Racing Midget feature at Milwaukee Sunday. Bliss caught fast qualifier Eric Gordon on Lap 38 and led the rest of the way on the 1-mile paved oval for his third series victory this season. Jim Keeker finished second and Jack Hewitt third as Gordon slipped to eighth. Fox led all but the first three laps to beat Andy Michner and Randy Tolsma. Notes: Fangio bests P.J. Juan Fangio II moved a step closer to his second straight IMSA Camel GTP championship Sunday, edging teammate P.J. Jones to win the Camel Grand Prix at Portland International Raceway. Eddie Hill won the top1 fuel final of the . NHRA's Autollte Nationals at Sears Point International Raceway, his fifth win of the season. GOLF Hoosiers set for Open ; More then 100 of the top professional and amateur golfers from throughout Indiana will compete beginning today at Briar Ridge Country Club in Scherervllle in the Indiana Open Golf Tournament. ;; . The absence of four-time-winner and defending champion Jeff Cook of Indianapolis, now a participant on the PGA Tour, makes the 72-hole event a wide-open affair, according to -tournament officials. , eywise, ' said Haas, who has an option year on the '92 world champ. The story has Mansell asking for twice his salary ($8 million) in '94, but Haas declared. "That's not true . . . that's absolutely false," The other strong rumor has Mansell Joining Krane-fuss with sponsorship from former F-l backers Camel cigarettes and Canon cameras, but the outgoing Ford motorsports boss said he would employ an American on his new team. ROBBY GORDON If Gordon doesn't drive for Kranefuss, Bobby Unser will never again correct Sam Posey and Paul Page. SCOTT GOODYEAR May be back with Walker, but Jim Hall and Kenny Bernstein real Inter- cstcd, PAUL TRACY Was about to spin out of the Penske picture, but he saved his job with impressive victories the past couple of races. Tracy's a keeper for The Captain. DANNY SULLIVAN Feud with Unser Jr. and Galles openly hostile, but not a lot of spots for '85 Indy winner unless he takes Molson along for ride. A.J. Foyt a possibility. MARIO ANDRETTI Hell be back for one more season with Newman-Haas. ARTE LUYENDYK Gan-assi says he's running two cars in '94 and, "I'm keeping Arie in one of them." STEFAN JOHANSSON Coveted by Ganassi and Hall a year ago, the swift Swede might stay with Tony Bettenhausen (if AMAX does) and driving a '94 Penske chassis makes it more attractive. KAUFFMAN Continued from Page 1 : and the 1985 World Series. "Owning the Royals has been more fun than anything 1 ever did in my life, next to being married to Mrs. K," Kauffman once quipped. He was inducted into the Royals Hall of Fame in May, when he made one of his final public ap-' pearances. "He waged his final battle in his usual fashion: with directness, intelligence and unbelievable courage," American League president Bobby Brown said. "As was his custom, he remained concerned about his family, his friends, his business associates, his Royals and his city." Ewing Marion Kauffman was born on a southern Missouri farm on Sept, 21, 1916. 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"I kept very close account of my winnings and I remember I had almost exactly $46,000 when I got out of the Navy at the end of the war," Kauffman said In a 1981 Interview. "It seemed like a fortune. In 1946, It was. I Intended It to be my start in life." In 1950, gambling his wartime poker winnings and with the modest financial backing of a handful of friends, Kauffman began his own pharmaceutical company In his garage. He named it Marion Laboratories because "calling It Kauffman Laboratories Just seemed too egotistical," and soon became a familiar figure in hospitals and doctors' offices, peddling his products. When Marlon merged with Mer-rell Dow Pharmaceuticals in 1989 and Kauffman gave up control of the company, the value of his stock was estimated at $1.3 billion, In 1987, Forbes magazine listed Kauffman among the nation's 400 richest persons, with a net worth of about $470 million. In 1988, Kauffman went to Westport High School where he was graduated in 1934 and promised the freshman class he would pay the entire cost of their college or vocational training If they agreed to avoid drugs, alcohol abuse and teen-age , parenthood, and graduate In good standing from high school. Kauffman later expanded . the program to Kansas City, Kan., where It took In more than 1,000 students. He was voted man of the year by the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce In 1986 and received , a "1,000 Points of Light" award from President Bush. In April, Kauffman announced a unique arrangement for keeping the Royals in Kansas City after his death and selected five people, including his son, as the team's board of directors in a complicated succession plan. Once the succession plan takes effect, the five will become limited partners running the team for eight years while a permanent owner who will keep the team in Kansas City is sought. When the team is sold, proceeds will be donated to charity. The plan is still subject to approval by the American League and the Internal Revenue Service. Kauffman is survived by his wife, the former Muriel McBrien; two daughters, Julia Kauffman and Marion Sue Kauffman; a son, Larry A. Kauffman; a sister, nine grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren. Call 486-1000 Today! WEST OvmedSuKt mi Qmusr l"r wnun V: lltHMOKpMhM: MUlltttM. r false" 1 SECURITY I rwoT icoDEiaami i Serious I tAuto Alarms C. V... I rui iuui Valuables CAR SECURITY SYSTEMS ELITE SERIES 1500 6 Standard Features Included -Additional Options Available $25off Installed with coupon Valued at $249.95 JJJJPcTrotsco U EMERSON FITTIPALDI Celebrates his 20th year will) Marlboro association in 1994 and classy veteran will be back lor last hurrah with Team Penske. n ROBERTO GUERRERO Poor showing in '93 not his fault, but he may still be Budweiser's fall guy. RAUL BOESEL guiet Brazilian has already made enough noise to convince Dick Simon to keep him running in '94. -.m M SCOTT PRUETT A forgotten, but talented driver shopping for money to keep ProFormafice breathing. ''S'1 JIMMY VASSER Another good, young talent who needs", some financial help to staypn,' track. BUDDY LAZIER An underrated kid who's paid his dues and needs a good car to show his stuff. Hackman joins Galles team Gene Hackman officially joined Paul Newman and Bill Cosby in the Hollywood-Goes-Indy Club. Hackman, a longtime fan who raced sports cars for several years, announced he would join Indy's Steve Hilbert as a partner in Rick Galles' operation In 1994. "I grew up In Danville, 111., and I've always had a passion for racing," said the Academy Award winner. "My son raced Formula Fords with Kevin (Cogan) in England and I'm looking forward to next season." Hilbert, who owns and operates the ultra-successful Canseco Corp., Is also pals with Cogan and is putting a substantial chunk of cash into Galles Racing. Of course, Steve paid himself $40 million last year so I guess he can afford a hobby. Siill Associated Press A CLEAN START: Indy-car record holder Mario Andretti leads the field cleanly past the opening green flag. ' s MANSELL Continued from Page 1 first 27 circuits. "He was just too tough all day and very Impressive. But I'm not surprised, to be honest. He's been quick everywhere else . . . he's a fast learner." It was a memorable afternoon for owners Paul Newman and Carl Haas, but an even better one for Ford Motor Co. as the Ford-Cos-worth package swept the first five spots and led every lap. Unlike last May, when Ford held nine of the top 10 spots on the grid but ran second to Chevrolet, this one didn't get away. "Ford got robbed last year at Indy and led a lot of laps this May, and they deserved it," said Haas, whose team's triumph was Ford's first 500-miler since Joe Leonard won at Ontario in 1971. Mansell, very critical of the rough MIS surface after running on it for the first time last Friday morning, asked for aspirin on his next-to-last pit stop. "I'd like it to be smoother and it was extremely tough the last 100 laps," continued Mansell, who reclaimed the PPG point lead from Emerson Flttipaldi. "I'm not used to this kind of circuit and I didn't have much of a comfort zone. . v "I was still learning the circuit as I was racing." Mansell's oval Inexperience cost him the win at Indy, but he was so far ahead of the pack nothing was going to deny him here. Turning speeds of 225-plus, he lapped then-fifth place (Arie Luyendyk) by Lap 76 and fourth (Scott Goodyear) by Lap 90. He blasted past Andretti (in third) on Lap 95 and put second place (Raul Boesel) a lap down on Lap 101. "We had an awful time at Toronto but we bounced back which is a fantastic compliment to this team," said Mansell. Andretti, plagued by a faulty radio all afternoon, had one final shot after unlapplng himself. ,He was right behind ManselL'qrt.'the last restart on Lap 212' "but couldn't keep up his teammate's 222 mph pace. ".,.',.; "I ran as hard as I couldnd didn't spare anything," admitted the 53-year-old legend. "ThV'car was set up quite nicely, but not as balanced as I wanted in traffic." Luyendyk. finished where he started (third) in the TargetScotch '93 Lola-Ford, one lap behind. "We struggled with our handling today, but my pit stops were excellent," said the '90 Indy winner. Boesel, in the DuracellMobil 1 '93 Lola-Ford, continued his strong showing with a fourth place and two unlucky pit stops cost him third. Paul Tracy, who brought a two-race winning streak here, was Chevy's best hope and the Canadian charger climbed up to third before a green-flag stop cost him a lap. He finally lost power on the Marlboro Penske-Chevy-C. Stefan Johansson walked away from the day's lone accident after crashing his AMAX '93 Penske-Chevy-C in Turn 4 of Lap 38. JACKSON Continued from Page 1 Jackson, who played his best when big games were on the line, was elected by the Baseball Writers Association of America with 93.6 percent of the votes. He is the 29th player elected in his first year of eligibility. Thirty-eight members of the Hall attended the Induction ceremony, with Yankees owner George Stelnbrenner also stopping by. "I thank Mr. Steinbrenner for putting me In pinstripes," Jackson said. Reggie expressed love for his 90-year-old father and many baseball friends through the years. He talked about his greatest moment, the night he hit three home runs on three straight swings in Game 6 of the 1977 World Series. The last was a drive into the center-field bleachers off the Dodgers' Charlie Hough. V "I was running arounlpthe bases, a foot above the grcuad," Jackson said. "When I goCDack, everybody cheering. My .animates were hugging me. Billy Martin was hugging me!" , His moods were volatUd'tOne day he would sign autographs for youngsters, the next day spurn an elderly woman who wanted him to sign a baseball for her grandson. Jackson was not always loved by his teammates. He had heated words with Thurman Munson, Gralg Nettles and, of course, Billy Martin and Steinbrenner. It was Jackson who deemed himself the "straw that stirs the drink," a remark that particularly enraged Munson. I I

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