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fit Wn 2C Th Tn w SwwtovJUNt IS. 199 nmm UJRW1LJ SPORTS A.M. Compiled from staff, wire reports by Carol Stuart Unknown Lidback jarring up LPGA's leaderboard Unheralded Jenny Lidback had a bogey-free 68 that lifted her into a two-shot lead over Hall of Fattier Patty Sheehan and Cathy Johnston-Forbes after three rounds of the LPGA Championship In Bethes-da, Md. Lidback, 30, has never finished higher than fifth place In any tournament during her five years on the tour. She did not play for three straight months earlier this year, failing to get into tournaments because of her non-exempt status. But she moved atop the leaderboard with a birdie on No. 3 and got successive birdies on Nos. 9 and 10 before finishing with eight straight pars for a 9-under-par 204 total. Lidback didn't even look at the leaderboard, not knowing she held the lead until a reporter told her. "I didn't look because there's too much golf left," Lidback said. Nashville Raceway program rain-delayed until today Nashville Raceway's Parman-Shell race program will resume today at 7 p.m. after the lineup was rained out last night Tonight's events include the 50-lap Miller Lite late model stock car event the 30-lap NTW limited sportsman event the 30-lap Boot Country mini-modified event the 25-lap Maaco Auto Painting and Bodyworks street modified division, and the 20-lap WSM-650 women's street modified event Gates open at 5 p.m. GRAND NATIONAL - Jeff Burton held off older brother Ward to win the Carolina Pride 250 in Myrtle Beach, S.C the first 1-2 finish by siblings In the 11-year history of the NASCAR series. POCONO PRELIMS - Bob Schacht won his sixth career ARCA stock car race at Pocono International Raceway with a .41-second victory over Jimmy Horton In the Champion Spark Plug 150. Jerry Knowles raced from start to finish without stopping to win the NASCAR Sportsman 150 by less than two seconds over Tim Bender, also at Pocono. INDY CARS Nigel Mansell will be on the pole for the third time this season as he and Indy 500 winner Emerson Fittipaldl both bumped provisional pole-winner Paul Tracy of Canada in yesterday's qualifying for today's Detroit Grand Prix. FORMULA ONE Alain Prost of France, who has won the pole at each of the seven Formula One events this season, wrapped up the pole again for today's Canadian Grand Prix. v v - ; "Ji mai i Shriver, Garrison-Jackson slug out verbally volleys An on-court flareup between Pam Shriver and Zlna Garrison-Jackson overshadowed their quarterfinal match at the Edgbaston tournament which Garrison-Jackson won 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. During the match, played on an Indoor court because rain made grass-court tennis unplayable, Shriver fired the ball at Garrison-Jackson and swore at her opponent's fans. After her match, Garrison-Jackson still was fuming over her run-in with Shriver. "She acted like a bitch. I couldnt believe that she didnt get a warning," Garrison-Jackson said. Garrison said that she was sure Shriver was "a good person at heart." "But I heard some of the things she was saying about me like calling me stupid," she said. "I would never say things like that about her." The 29-year-old from Houston said she considered some of Shrivers actions and comments to be racist Shriver, a 30-year-old from Baltimore, denied that allegation. "There are a lot of things about me but I don't have a racist bone in my body. That hurts a little bit," Shriver said. She said that she would apologize to Garrison-Jackson for her behavior on what she described as "not a good day". WAYNE'S WORLD - Defending champion Wayne Ferreira outgunned Todd Martin 6-7 (2-7), 6-3, 7-5 in the semifinals of the Queen's Club grass court tournament to set up a showdown with his doubles partner, Michael Stlch. Stich saved four match points before winning 5-7, 6-4, 8-6 over Australian Jamie Morgan, an upset winner over Stefan Edberg on Friday. CONTINENTAL DIVIDE - Amaud Boetsch of France reached the final of the Continental Grass Court Championships in the Netherlands by beating No. 4 seed Alexander Volkov of Russia 6-3, 6-3. The other semifinal was suspended because of rain, with Australian Wally Masur leading third-seeded MallVal Washington 7-5, 3-3. NOW'S THE TIME Both Lee Janzen (68) and Duffy Waldorf (70) bird-led the final hole and moved Into a tie for the lead at 4-under 209 after a massive collapse all but erased the red from the third-round leader-board in the Buick Classic. Only two others, Ian Baker-Finch and Loren Roberts, were able to stay in !M - AP Indurain's lead narrowed Defending champion Miguel Indurain of Spain kept his overall lead as the Tour of Italy reached the final stage, although the badly tired cyclist lost 36 seconds of his margin when he finished 10th in yesterday's 20th stage. Indurain goes into today's 109-mile finale with a 5&second lead on Piotre Ugromov of Latvia Greg LeMond, who had been faring badly, did not race. the sub-par figures. DutTy Waidorfs fin. SUftTSS. was runner-up at the title next week in Buick last year, nearby New Jersey, fell from a tie atop the board entering the day to five shots back after a 75. CATCHING DAVE Walt Zembriskl shot a 4-under-par 66 to catch first-round leader Dave Stockton with 18 holes remaining In the Southwesten Bell Seniors Classic In Belton, Mo. Both stood at 7-under at 133. Zembriskl, the former iron worker who hasn't won on the Seniors tour since 1989, made a 30-foot chip shot for a birdie on the first hole. "That's the way to get going," he said. Defending champ Gibby Gilbert soared to 73 after a 66 Friday. AP BAYOU BASH LSU baseball players celebrate in a pile after winning their second College World Series national title in three years. Story on 7C. U.S., McCaffrey fall Germany edged Team USA 865 yesterday when Donyell Marshall missed a 5-footer with five seconds to play Frankfurt, sending the team of college players to the second loss of its five-game European tour. Marshall, who plays for Connecticut, led the VS. scoring with 21 points, hitting on three of four 3-point-ers. Vanderbllt's Billy McCaffrey scored eight points. ROW, ROW, ROW YOUR BOAT - Brown's unbeaten men's rowing crew won the varsity eight championship by a boat length, giving the school which began intercollegiate athletics in 1857 its first national varsity-team sport championship. A&M PROBE A Texas A&M football player said a prominent booster sent him $400 for rent and utilities last August, even after the athlete told him he had not worked at his housing project Kenyan off to running start Add Tecla Loroupe to the mushrooming group of successful Kenyan distance runners. The 20-year-old Loroupe, who began running 10 kilometers to primary school while avoiding dangerous animals and mosquitoes, made her VS. debut by winning yesterday's Advil Mini Marathon in New York. Her winning time in the crack international field: 32 minutes, 31 seconds. U.S. CHAMPIONSHIPS - Eight world record-holders, led by multi-Olympic gold medalists Carl Lewis and Jackie Joyner-Kersee, lead the talented entry list for the USA-Mobil Outdoor Track and Field Championships, beginning Tuesday in Eugene, Ore. U.S. challenges Germany Now that the United States has beaten the country that invented soccer, it plays the nation that has been the sport's best over the past two decades. World Cup champion Germany plays the VS. for the first time today, four days after the Americans beat England for the first time in 43 years. "For one game, my team is capable of beating any team in the world," VS. coach Bora Milutinovic said. "We demonstrated this against England." Montrcal rounds them up Two 19-year-olds who were detained after the rampage that followed the Montreal Canadiens' Stanley Cup victory have been arraigned on charges ranging from assaulting police officers to Illegally participating in a riot A total of 115 were arrested, with the others given summonses to appear in court in the coming months. Rioters caused an estimated $10 million in damage to stores. Johnson, Armstrong wage their own battle Southern League First Haft Easttm Drvttien w LMGI 37 25 .S97 - 33 29 .532 4 30 32 .484 7 mi ill i Greenville (Braves) Orlando (Cubs) Carolina (Pirates) KnoxvIHe (Blue Jays) Xpress win in the 10th against the Lookouts Nashville's Marty Cordova's two-run double in the 10th Inning broke a 6 tie as the Nashville Xpress beat the host Chattanooga Lookouts 8-6 last night in a Southern League game. The win dropped the Xpress' magic number to clinching the first half of the Western Division race to two games. 21 35 .444 tVi J'vMe (Mariners) Next at home SOUNDS Today Indy (2), 6:35 Monday Louisville, 7:35 Toes. Louisville, 7:35 June 25 Oky. Cty, 7:35 June 26 Oky. Cty. 7:35 June 27 Oky. Cty. 7:35 June 28 New Orl. 7:35 June 29 New Orl. 7:35 June 30 New Orl. 7:35 ill . i i.i ii riMtifln Nashville (Twins) 37 24 .587 -Huntsville (Alhllcs) 31 31 .500 5'J Chattanooga (Reds) 30 33 76 7 Birmingham (WSox) 2 34 .40 I Memphis (Rovals) 21 34 .452 IV Friday's Games Carolina 7, Orlando 2 Jacksonville I, KnoxvIHe 3 Nashville 3-6, Chattanooga 2-1 Huntsville I, Birmingham 7, (11) Greenville I. Memphis 3 Saturday's Games Orlando at Carolina Jacksonville at KnoxviHe Nashville at Chattanooga Huntsville at Birmingham Greenville at Memphis Sunday's Games Orlando at Carolina Jacksonville al KnoxviHe Huntsville at Chattanooga Greenville at Memphis American Association Eastern Division XPRESS Thurs. Memphis, 7:35 Friday Memphis, 7:35 Sat Memphis, 7:35 Sunday Memphis, 7:35 June 22 Carolina, 7:35 June 23 Carolina, 7:35 June 24 Carolina, 7:35 It also broke the Xpress' nine-game losing streak for extra-inning games. Cordova went 2-for-3 in the game. Both of his hits were dpu-bles. Chattanooga took a 3-1 lead in the third on a two-run homer by Brian Koelling and a fielder's Today's game SOUNDS: Now a 6:35 p.m. double-header, the Sounds will go with Mike Mongiello (2-1, 4.18) and Steve Schrenk (1-2, 7.29) against the Indianapolis Indians' Scott Service (4-2, 4.62) and Mike Anderson (3-3, 3.60). XPRESS: The Xpress will spend today traveling to North Carolina, where they will begin a three-game series with the Carolina Mu-dats tomorrow at 6:35 p.m. w L pet. WD 32 23 .582 - 30 26 .534 2'.1 27 32 .458 7 Nashville (WSox) Louisville (Cards) Indianapolis (Reds) Buffalo (Pirates) Late Friday boxes Xpress 3, Lookouts 2 NASHVILLE CHATTANOOGA abrhbi abrhbi RaabeTb 4010 KoeUng 26 3000 Hocking ss 4130 Cox c 2000 Beckerd 4010 Dismuke lb 3 11 Durante 3000 Lane 3b 31 J 1 .i U 11 AA Vauiviar 1h 0 O 0 0 26 32 .448 7'1 But Bulls also winning point guard matchup By JOHN JACKSON Gannett News Service CHICAGO Forget about Michael Jordan vs. Charles Barkley. The matchup most responsible for the Chicago Bulls winning the first two games of the NBA Finals is the battle of the point guards. The Bulls, led by BJ. Armstrong, have done a terrific job containing and frustrating Phoenix all-star Kevin Johnson, who has a total of 15 points (6-for-21 shooting) and nine turnovers. Johnson has been so erratic that Suns coach Paul Westphal has had to replace him several times with backup Frank Johnson. Kevin Johnson had four points Friday. "It was just a rough game for Kevin," Westphal said. "He's probably taking this harder than anyone and he shouldn't" Johnson has attacked and taken the ball in the lane only to be swarmed by Chicago defenders. "They do a great job of helping out on the front line," Johnson said. "You get past one guy and you still have to face their front line." "BJ.'s done a good job," Michael Jordan said. "The team's done a good job of taking some of the passing lanes away from KJ. It's surprising to see that we've been able to keep him under wraps." The 19,023 fans also were surprised, some of whom booed Johnson. That infuriated Barkley, who lashed out at the fans at the post-game news conference. "We wouldn't be here without Kevin Johnson," Barkley said. "If you're not going to stick with him when things aren't going well for him, please don't come to the games. And I'm not concerned If they don't like it. They know where to find me." Dunn lb 3010 Merchant d 2000 1000 Mola 3b Mastler rf 3111 Jenkins pn 3000 Gillumrl 1 n n 0 Vinton western Dtvtuon Iowa (Cubs) 36 22 .621 - Omaha (Rovals) 31 28 .525 5V N.Orleans (Brewers) 25 31 .446 10 Okla.Cily (Rangers) 22 35 .386 13'a Friday's Games Louisville 4, Buffalo 3, (12) Nashville 5, Indianapolis 3 Omaha 7, Iowa 6, (10) New Orleans 10, Oklahoma City 5 Saturday's Games Louisville at Buffalo Indianapolis al Nashville AP Hook dh 3000 3000 4300 n n o McDorMph 0000 Girorltr cf xeese ss 2739 0 Catch it: Ch. 4 wires Merullo By TOM WOOD Sports Writer Channel 4 will air a half-hour Sounds special on Saturday at 4:30 p.m., and as things turned out catcher Matt Merullo will have a starring role. Merullo wore a wireless microphone for the entire game on Friday night and had a stellar night Not only did Merullo have an outstanding night at the plate, but also behind the plate, as far as the video went Besides going 3-for-4 with four RBI, Merullo also took a ball on the catcher's mask and was involved in a play at the plate. "The idea was they just wanted to get a feel for what it was like as a catcher on just any regular day and just asked me to be myself, so that means they're going to have to bleep out a lot of bad words," Merullo said, grinning. "It turned out to be great because we had all kinds of action. We had the usual trip to the mound, a foul tip off the mask I'm sure that sounded good with the microphone right there and there was a crucial play at the plate in the last inning. "It also brought me some good luck at the plate. But I had to move the battery pack to my other pocket just in case I had to slide on it That wouldn't have been too comfortable." Sounds Manager Rick Renick hopes the upcoming special gives the fans an idea of a catcher's difficult role. "It will be a good insight as far as the fans are concerned what's said when guys go to the mound and the thinking of the pitcher-catcher relationshp. It will be good for the fans' perspective,. I just tried to keep out of the way and not try to mess them up," Renick said. Even though he'd never done anything like it Merullo was extremely comfortable in the feature role. And so were producer Shane Waldsmith and director Mark Greenwald of MaxiMedia. "It was incredible the way it worked out" Greenwald said. "We couldn't have scripted it better. We're also doing a feature on thira baseman Chris Cron." 27792 ToWs Totals NaslwMe im ma ma 1 mo 100 000 - 25 Chattanooga cr..M uau Dom, np NashvMe 1. LOB- Nashville 7, Chattanooga 3. 2B-Hocking, Mola. HR Dismuke, Lane. S- Otmeda (41. k? H R ER BB SO 7 3 2 2 1 1 Nashvile Mansur vV Chattanooga Courtrighl L SVi Bushing T.-!i2. A-4,892. 7 l'-fj Second game Xpress 6, Braves 1 NASHVILLE CHATTANOOGA abrhbi abrhbi Raabe3b 422 1 KoUng 2b 4010 412 2 Kessngr 30 4 0 1 0 4123 Dismuke lb 1000 Hocking ss Becker cf Dunn lb Maslller rf 4000 Lanedh 402 1 3000 Jenkins H 2010 Gillum rf Mola lb choice by Jamie Dismuke. But Nashville answered with three runs in the fifth, including one by Cordova and a two-run single by catcher Mike Durant Darron Cox then tied up the game at 6-6 for Chattanooga in the ninth with an RBI single. But Cardova gave the Xpress a two-run lead in the 10th and reliever Jason Klonoski held the Lookouts scoreless for his third save of the year. Nashville relief pitcher Bob Robinson (2-3) got the victory. Calvain Culberson (1-4) was the loser. The Xpress, off today, open a three-game series against the host Carolina Mudcats beginning tomorrow and return home to Greer Stadium Thursday, k Showers abound: It was a fitting occasion for a baby shower. Last night's Nashville-Indianapolis game was held up some 2-and-a-half hours by rain, but it gave the wives of the Sounds ample time for their baby shower for Trish Carter, wife of pitcher Jeff Carter. The heavy rains reduced a scheduled double-header to a single nine-inning game that got under way about 8:30 p.m. The washed-out second game will be made up as a seven-inning double-header tonight, beginning at 6:35. Renlck pleased: At nine games above .500, Sounds Manager Rick Renick can't help but be happy with the way things are going for his team. "We haven't played as well defensively as we can, but our pitching is starting to come around," Renick said. "We've had a lot of pitching moves and we've had some kids come up from Double-A, and inexperience has hurt them. But they keep working hard and if we can keep our heads above water until they get their feet on the ground, we'll be all right" ANTHONV COLEMAN and TOM WOOD 4000 3000 2010 3000 3000 DeLaNuezrf 1000 Fuller c Omaha at Iowa New Orleans at Oklahoma City Sunday's Games Louisville at Buffalo Indianapolis at Nashville Omaha al Iowa New Orleans at Oklahoma City Xpress promotions June 18-Used Car Nighl June 19 Oldies Concert (Chubby Checker) June 20-Shaver Kit Night July 2-OM Baseball Card Night July 3-July 4th Fireworks July 16 Team Picture Night July 17 Batting Helmet Night July 23-Neon Hat Nighl July 31-Team Hat Night Aug. 13-Lunch Box Night Aug. 14-T-Shlrt Night Sept. 3-Baseball Card Night Sept. 4-Season-Flnale Fireworks Sept. 5 Fan Appreciation Sounds promotions June 15-The Famous Chicken June 25-Eouipment Bag Night June 26 Bat Night July 4-July 4th Fireworks July 9-Team Picture Night July 10-Team Hat Night July 24-Uniform Shirt Night July 25-Heroes of Baseball Ok) Timers Game July 29-Max Patkin July 30-Neon Hat Night Aug. 5 The Famous Chicken Aug. 6-Baseball Card Album Night Aug. 7-T-Shlrt Nighl Aug. 10 Contemporary Christian Concert (4 Him) Aug. 20-Back Pack Night Aug. 21-Baseball Card Night Aug. 22-Lunch Box Night Aug. 27-Notebook Night Aug. 28-Season Finale Fireworks Show Aug. 29-Fan Appreciation Nighl McDonM K 2110 Gibrlfr cf Grifolc 2000 Reese cf Rivera 2b 2100 Trials 356 11 6 Trials The Suns' Kevin Johnson has been going to the hoop, but his shots aren't falling. Barkley involved in Chicago lawsuit CHICAGO (AP) A Chicago man has sued Charles Barkley and Jayson Williams, alleging the two NBA players lied to police to get him arrested and avoid arrest after a barroom fight last year. Christopher Vincent a professional athletic trainer, claims In the lawsuit that Williams smashed a beer mug across his head and beat him severely in a hotel bar Jan. 15, 1992. He claims the attack was unprovoked and the players falsely told police he had threatened Williams, according to Daniel Alexander, Vincent's lawyer. Chicago police said at the time of the incident that Vincent harassed Barkley and Williams, then teammates with Philadelphia, at the bar after the 76ers lost to the Bulls. The players walked away, but Vincent persisted. Vincent was arrested and charged with aggravated assault The charges were dropped when neither player showed up on two trial dates. Neither Barkley nor Williams was charged. 37 5 12 5 Nashville 200 000 400 -6 Chattanooga 000 000 100-1 E-Raabe, Mola, Rivera. LOB Nashville 4, Chattanooga 10. 2B- Lane, Mola. HR-Becker (5). S-GriW. IP H R ER BB SO Nashville 6 114 3 Newman W 7 Chattanooga RavL 5 4 1 1 1 3 Burgos Shaw T.-157. A-4,892. NBA Finals CHICAGO VS. PHOENIX Built lead series 2-0 All games on Channel 4 Game 1: Bulls 100, Suns 92 Game t Bulls 111, Suns 108 Tonight: at Chicago, 6 p.m. Wednesday: at Chicago, 8 p.m. Friday: at Chicago, 8 p.m. June 20: at Phoenix, 6 p.m. June 23: at Phoenix, 8 p.m. f, necessary J MMsWM!ltonL4ilhe

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