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The Sports Scoreboard . . .... . . 18 Major League Baseball . . . . ... . . . 18 Elliott Epitome Ot Country . . . ... . .19 World Cup Soccer Results. . . . . . . . . 20 TUESDAY July 6, 1982 Page 17 v A i.v " - Jo Adam By DAVID CUMER. The town just wasn't big enough for both of 'em. , Former Tennessee State quarterback Joe Adams survived the final cut over the weekend to hang on with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League, where he will serve as a backup to veteran John Huf-nagel. - But while deciding to keep Adams, Saskatchewan traded ex-Tennessee quarterback Steve Alatorre to the Montreal Concorde for future considerations. That brought to an end the spirited battle between Adams and Alatorre for the team's No. 2 quarterbacking role heading into this week's CFL open- THE QUARTERBACK shuffle doesn't end there, though. By moving to Montreal, Alatorre bumped another former Vol, Jimmy Streater, from the roster, perhaps bringing Streater's CFL career to a quick halt after just two ' years. , In short, Adams is in, Streater is out and Alatorre is learning a new play-book. ' ' Saskatchewan's decision to trade Alatorre came as something of a surprise since the team was expected to keep three quarterbacks, two on the active roster and one on the four-man tax! squad. And though he was admittedly ecstatic about his newfound security, Adams was disappointed at the departure of the rookie from Tennessee. "WE HAD gotten to be friends real quick because we went to all the quarterback meetings together and spent some time with each other," , said Adams, who completed his college career at TSU in 1980 and sat out virtually all of last season after cameo appearances with the San Francisco 49ers and the CFL's Calgary Stampeders failed to stir any real Interest "I really thought they'd keep both of us on the active roster. At least, I thought one of us would be on the taxi squad," Adams said. "I figured I was ahead of Steve because I was getting a little more playing time in the exhibition games but I still thought they would keep him around.". The fact that Saskatchewan coach Joe Faragalli has decided to go into the CFL season with just two quarterbacks is an indication of the job Adams did in preseason workouts and exhibition games. Adams threw three touchdown passes in one exhibition victory and consistently avoided the interceptions which had previously plagued him on both the college and professional level. He has been so impressive, in fact, that the media in football-mad Regina, Saskatchewan ("You wouldn't believe how crazy these people are about the , team," Adams says), has started refer- v ring to Adams by "747," the nickname pinned on the rifle-armed quarterback at TSU. WHILE ADAMS may get a chance to get his cleats wet on Friday when the Roughriders visit Calgary in their opener, Alatorre is just now getting down to business in Montreal, where the team changed its name from Alouettes to Concorde after high-rolling former owner Nelson Skalbania took his millions and left town. Yesterday was Alatorre's first day In the Concorde's training camp, where he will try to learn the system as a backup to starter Ken Johnson before Montre- al's opener next week. Alatorre's move to Montreal was directly related to Streater's preseason difficulties. Tennessee's career yardage , record-holder had suffered a hamstring pull three weeks ago and had been less : than impressive, forcing the Concorde coaching staff to look around for the best available quarterback. Alatorre was their man. THOUGH HE had played sparingly In (Turn to Page 20, Column 1) 7 ly. : ; 1 . Steve Alatorre K - Braves Roll On; Streak At 6 oooooooooooooooo by F.M.Williams Track Team Takes It On Chin, : But USA's Best Is Yet To Come THERE IS NO way to hide it, the Soviet Union just plain clobbered -the United States in a dual meet in Indianapolis last weekend. :The combined score was 207-167. The men lost, 118-100 and the women 89-67. y "But it is no indication that the Americans are behind in preparations for the 1984 Olympics, according to Tennessee coach Stan Huntsman and Tennessee State's Ed Temple. Both say the U.S. team was far from the best that could have been collected, pointing out that many of those who normally would have been at Indianapolis had commitments elsewhere. , : r HUNTSMAN, WHO was an observer at the Indianapolis meet, will coach the American team in the World Cup next year. He was contacted as he and his wife were hurrying to catch a plane for Leipzig, .'where the US. meets East Germany this weekend. '. "1 had two reactions from the meet in Indianapolis," Huntsman 'said. "First, it is unbelieveable that a city like Indianapolis can put together a sports complex like they have. The management of the meet, and the facilities, were just superb. ":The other Is that the U.S. team was a disappointment. ..JWe coui(j have beaten the Russians, and would have, if we had had our best team there. Willie Gault and David Patrick, both of whom won in the TAC meet here two weeks ago, didn't compete. . ; Carl Lewis didn't long jump, some of our top sprinters were missing, our two best high jumpers were not there and neither of our two top high hurdlers. :?BUT RUSSIA had a strong team, particularly in the field events" .. '..:';.'.,. -- Huntsman said he regards this as only a temporary setback, sort . of like losing one football game but going on to win the championship, insofar as the Olympics are concerned. , . "We'll do much better in Europe," he said. "That's where many of bur best athletes are, and I expect some of them to be In Leipzig." Huntsman says Gault Is not on the temporary roster for the East. German meet, but Patrick is. He thinks Willie could be on hand this weekend.5 ;' . . , :4,It's possible we could have as many as 10 or 11 Volunteers, either past or present, in the meet," he said. "People like Paul Jordan, -Ricky Pittman, Jeff Phillips, Delissa Walton, Benita Fitzgerald, : Jason Grimes, Gault and Patrick may all be there." ' Tins AMAZING Grimes was a guest competitor at Indianapolis. He followed up his 28-1 jump at Durham a week earlier with a leap of 27-11 ft at Indianapolis, enough to have won the meet if he - had been entered. . f ; "It was a technicality," said Huntsman. "At first, Jason said he .would not be competing against the Russians. Then he changed his i ' mind but it was too late to get him on the list." Coach Temple, who returned last week from Los Angeles and the ; Junior Nationals, says the United States has been using different 'combinations in its dual meets with foreign countries. It's no indica-' tion of the strength of the 1984 Olympic team, he says. s . -- Likewise, he sees very little chance of the juniors he observed at Los Angeles making the American team in '84. "WE ARE going to have a good junior team this year, but there ' are too many older, more experienced people for the Olympics," he :ayMOf course, there's always a chance for someone to slip in, and ; no doubt there will be one or two, but there won't be many.' ... t .'-Temple carried two Tennesseans to the meet, sprinter Jackie ;Vanzant, of Winchester, and 400-meter runner Gina Gardner, of ; Memphis. Gardner ran fifth with the best time of her life, 53.8, but jVanzant didn't qualify for the finals. ! : , ' The Tigerbelle coach will go to Colorado Springs July 17 and spend a week working with American relay teams, both junior and .senior.- ' y ' t "' ; . ' ; ' " ' :They are going to bring five relay teams out there and we are going to spend a week working on passing the baton," said Temple. ''Then we will take the junior team to Houston to meet the Canadian national team July 24, before going on to Venezuela for the Pan American junior games". j Among those on the U.S. team will be 17-year-old Gayle Kellon, .who ran the fastest 400-meter hurdles race in the world for her age group last week, 58.31 seconds. i Donna Dennis, of Tacoma, Wash., won both the 100 and 200 meter .dashes, the only double winner in the meet w . ATLANTA (UPI) Glenn Hubbard hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning last night to spark the Atlanta Braves to their sixth straight victory, a 7-5 decision over the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs had taken a 5-4 lead in the seventh when Bill Buckner lashed a two-run double off reliever Al Hrabosky, 2-0, but the National League West Divsion-leading Braves, who have now won 22 of their last 31 games, countered with two runs in their half of the inning. CLAUDELL WASHINGTON singled with one out to start the winning rally and Hubbard lined a shot into the left field seats off loser Lee Smith, 1-5. It was Hubbard's fifth homer. The Braves opened a 3-0 lead in the first on a three-run homer by Bob Horner, who now has 17 homers and six in his last five games. The Cubs tied the score in the second on a two-run homer by Jody Davis and a solo shot by Smith, his first major-league hit The Braves regained the lead in the third when Dale Murphy singled home Hubbard, who had walked and advanced to second on a groundcut Veteran Phil Niekro got out of a sixth-inning jam when the Cubs' Leon Durham led off with a double and Gary Woods followed with a single. Durham was thrown out at home on an grounder by Keith Moreland and Davis then bounced into a double play. The Braves added a run in the eighth when Horner walked, took third on a single by Chris Cham-bliss and scored on Bruce Benedict's single. GIANTS 3, PHILLIES 1 PHILADELPHIA (UPI) Chili Davis tripled to touch off a two-run sixth inning that was capped by Philadelphia mistakes last night, enabling the San Francisco Giants to defeat the Phillies, 3-1, before a regular-season Veteran Stadium record crowd of 63,501. Davis, who has hit safely in 11 straight games, led off the inning with his triple down the right field line off loser Dick Ruthven, 6-7, and after Jack Clark walked, Milt May delivered a run-scoring single. As Clark went to third on May's hit, the throw from center fielder Garry Maddox skipped past third baseman Mike Schmidt Ruthven failed to back up the play, allowing Clark. to trot home with the go-ahead run on Maddox's error, t The Giants added an insurance run in the eighth when Clark doubled, went to third on a groundout and scored on a sacrifice fly by Darrell Evans. DODGERS 4, METS 1 ' NEW YORK (AP) Ron Cey and Mike Marshall belted home runs and Bob Welch checked (Turn to Page 18, Column 1) M(Btmmms i Jimmy Stewart Back In Baseball By MILTON RICHMAN Edltor,8 Note. Jimmy stew. P rrmx -ru- rt, back in baseball after sev-EUGENE Ore. (UPI) - Th.s eyrs, a former star at is Jimmy Stewart, the former AustIn Peay state university, ballplayer, not the former ac- where he graduated in 1960 tor, and when he fires the ball wlth a Bachelor of science de-back and forth with one of his CTee kid outfielders on the sidelines, 6 ' you'd think he's 23, not 43, playing in the big time again, not He's so happy, he's so trans-managing in the bushes, and ported by what he's doing after singing to himself over finally being out of baseball seven having found what he has been , years, he is singing inside, looking for all his life. "I GOT TO heaven early," he says, motioning the young player he's catching with that he's sufficiently loose to throw batting practice. "I was miserable seven years. Now I'm happy." It certainly shows. In everything Jimmy Stewart does and everything he says. Guys like Dave Winfield, Mike Schmidt and Gary Carter are making a little more money than he is, like a few million more, but they're not having anywhere near as much fun as lie is being ' 1 -. V ; ; L:. ;; M II . T - W. mmm&m 1 7 Hit r-rSi -llM'1' On The Job -UPI Telephoto EUGENE, Or. Jimmy Stewart, left, talks with I new manager of the Eugena Emeralds in tha membm of hit team after taking over ot the Class A Northwett League. , totally involved with what for the most part are high school and college kids. They're the ones he's handling as manager of the Eugene Emeralds in the Class A Northwest League, one of the teams owned by the Nashville Sounds. It's his first year managing and since the league opens late, Stewart, who played 13 years with the Cubs, White Sox, Reds and Astros, put in his first day as a manager last week. "I was pumped up, just like the kids were," he says, stopping for only a couple of minutes in the dugout. "That didn't come very hard for me. For 13 years, I pumped up every, day anyway." ; He smiles at that . ' . STEWART WAS called "Su-persub" because of his versatili ty when he played in the big leagues. Maybe he didn't get to play every day but that wasn't his fault. He was ready to play every day. He came to play. He isn t any different as a first year manager. He doesn't waste time fooling around. He shows up to work every day and doesn t expend much wasted motion.' His players will tell you that - : ,v . "This is the big .leagues to me," he says. "Before I got this job, I was Southeastern repre sentative Tor Prince Macaroni Company in Lowell, Mass. It's a good company and they make a good product. I was getting good money, a car and an ex pense account, but I asked . myself, 'Is this what I'm going to spend the rest of my life doing?,' , . "The years I was out of baseball, from 1974 to 1981,") were long years,'! Stewart goes on in his soft Alabama drawl. "Real long. I had two boys, 12 and 9, when I left baseball after piay ing for Houston in 1972 and 1973. My wife, Donna, wanted me to get out. Surprisingly enough, she was my biggest booster when it came to me get (Turn to Page 21, Column 3)

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