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Conner believes city atop expansion list MIKE ORGAN Sports Writer An investor in the drive to bring major league baseball here told the Nashville Exchange Club yesterday that a Florida city and Nashville are the favorites to get National League expansion teams. And attorney Lew Conner told the club why Denver, Buffalo, Phoenix, Washington D.C, Columbus (Ohio) and Indianapolis won't get teams. Conner filled in at the club for Sounds president Larry Schmittou, who was in Huntsville, Ala, yesterday meeting with that city's mayor about placing a AAA farm club there if Nashville receives a franchise. According to Conner, one hurdle hindering Nashville is the local media and its "negativism toward the city. "There was a story last week in the Nashville Banner where the writer basically said it is absurd to say Nashville would draw 2.7 million people for all home games in one season," Conner said. "I don't understand how he can write something like that without seeing any of the data we have collected from a company, Shockley Researchers, which has a 20-year history of underestimating attendances in surveys like this. ':. "We haven't even released the study, and until you've seen the facts how can anyone comment for or against it?" Here are weaknesses of some of the contending cities, as described by Conner Sounds lose 3 Jerome Nelson hit a broken-bat grounder to Louisville pitcher Stan Clarke. He threw home for one out and catcher Ed Fulton completed the inning-ending double play by throwing on to first That set the tone for the night as the Sounds ended up stranding 10 runners. "I don't know what I can say about that kind of thing that I haven't said before," said Nashville Manager Pete Mackanin. "Sooner or later it hurts when you have runners in scoring position and don't score." " Louisville took a 1-0 lead in the second on Fulton's two-out home run, his first as a Redbird. Nashville evened the score at 1-1 in the fifth on Eddie Tanner's second home run of the season. The game remained even until the seventh when Nashville's other problem surfaced the lack of conslsten- Seahawks' Bosvvorth released Associated Press It looks like Brian Bos-worth's future is in Hollywood instead of the NFL The brash, talented linebacker, who signed a 10-year, $1 1 million contract with Seattle after being selected in the 1987 supplemental draft, was waived by the Seahawks on yesterday after failing a physical on his injured right shoulder that kept him out most of last season. "Brian Bosworth had tremendous potential as a professional football player coming out of college," Coach Chuck Knox said. "Unfortunately for him, injuries have prevented . turn from realizing his full capabilities. We wish him the best" But don't weep for Bosworth. Not only does he have an insurance policy that reportedly pays him $7.3 million for a career-ending injury, but he seems to have a budding film career. He currently is filming a movie called "The Brotherhood," in which he plays an undercover FBI agent who infiltrates a motorcycle gang. Director Bruce Malmuth says Bosworth, whose hair is long and curly rather than in the Mohawk "Boz" style he made famous, may be a budding superstar. Colts: Quarterback Chris Chandler, already rattled by the Colts' pre-draft trade to get rookie Jeff George, says the team will withhold a $50,000 bonus because his offseason workout program wasn't done in "good faith." Chandler wants to renegotiate his contract and has threatened to boycott the start of training camp tomorrow. Chandler said it was Coach Ron Meyer who told him the money might be withheld but . said he thought the decision may have come from higher up in Colts management His contract calls for the bonus if he works out regularly in the offseason, Washington D.C: Proximity to the Baltimore Orioles, no ownership yet, crime problems near stadium. Phoenix: Not organized and no place to play. Buffalo: "They have done everything absolutely right But they're in the wrong league. The major leagues are going to say, Take a seat and wait until the American League expands."' Denver He said the team has no suitable stadium. (The city's expansion rights and the AAA Zephyrs were put up for sale Monday.) Nashville's assets, according to Conner location, stable ownership under Schmittou, farm system experience, stadium plan and television market Nashville has not been mentioned in national publications as a strong contender for a franchise because its supporters have not pushed their cause in that arena, according to Conner. "In 1 985 we went to a Major League meeting with 1 1 other cities being represented," Conner said. "We could tell at that time the league had too many other problems, like labor woes, to deal with before it considered expansion. "We figured there was no sense in running around trying to get mentioned in The Sporting News, Sports Illustrated, or USA TODAY, and tell all these other guys like Buffalo and Denver what we were up to since we knew nothing was going to happen until this time anyway." league lead cy out of the bullpen. Left-hander Joe Lazor came on to pitch in relief of Lopez. Lopez gave up back-to-back singles, retired Bien Figueroa on a fly ball, and then walked two straight hitters to push Louisville in front 2-1. When Lazor's first pitch to Geroni-mo Pena was a ball, Mackanin summoned Joey Vierra. Pena greeted him with a line-drive single to left which Chris Jones played into a three-run triple. Vierra completed the game by retiring the Redbirds in order, but the damage was done. "I'm very disappointed for me and for the team," Lazor said. "I didn't feel comfortable out there tonight In fact I haven't felt relaxed but two or three times that I've pitched since I've been with Nashville. "You can't pitch on any level when you are tense and uptight, and that's the way IVe felt We needed a win tonight and I wasn't able to help get us one." King, Douglas reach managerial settlement NEW YORK (AP) Heavyweight champion James "Buster" Douglas can't get Don King out of his hair. A settlement yesterday of their acrimonious lawsuit gives Douglas the goahead for his first title defense against Evander Holyfield in Las Vegas on Oct 25 but allows King to remain as the champion's promoter in future fights. The split decision means Douglas' first fight since his Feb. 10 knockout of Mike Tyson will be at The Mirage, the Las Vegas hotel-casino which was a co-defendant in the federal lawsuit brought by King. But Holyfield's promoters said yesterday they want the fight held on its original date. Sept 21, and only a court order will change their minds. Either way, King will be shut out of that fight The flamboyant promoter will then be back in business albeit without any friends in the Douglas camp for the current champion's subsequent fights. Douglas had hoped to oust King completely. The settlement reached in marathon negotiations which ended at 2 am Monday, was announced at U.S. District Court in Manhattan, Olympian Jones9 might have been Gannett New Service PENSACOLA, Fta. Roy Jones, the hartHuck Olympic boxer in 1988, continues unbeaten in the professional rante but his nviet recent victory appears to be tainted He may have knocked out an imposter. The Pensacola boxer defeated "Derwln Richards," the Texas junior middleweight champion, in 2:02 of the first round in a scheduled 10-round bout here Saturday night improving his record to iW), all on knockouts. There was one problem it wasnt Derwin Richards. At least that's what Derwin Richards is saying. "I was definitely not there that wasn't me," he said by telephone from his Houston home yesterday. "This is very unusual." Menbers rt Jones' management Tonight's game A pair of right-handers are to be on the mound tonight when the Nashville Sounds play Louisville in the middle game of a three-game series at 6:15 (CUT). The Sounds throw Kip Gross (9-4, 3.75 ERA) while his Redbird opponent, Omar Oli-vares, is 8-7 with a 2.50 ERA. If Inactivity required, Gross should be on If having plenty of time off is required for a pitcher to having a good outing, then Nashville right-hander Kip Gross should be in for one of his best performances tonight Gross has not pitched, at least not pitched a significant amount since July 6 when the Sounds were In Toledo. His last outing was on July 13 against Buffalo at Nashville, a game that was suspended by rain after one-half inning. In that game, Gross gave up two runs, but it wasn't enough to worry with, he says. "I really would like to have gotten more work since then, but it hasn't worked out that way. I think I can pitch every day. I may not be as strong or go as long on the second or third day, but I feel like I can throw just as well," Gross said. "One effect of the long layoff might be that I'm a little wild at the start I don't think I'll be any stronger, even with the layoff, because I threw hard on the side on Sunday night" Bates Out: Sounds regular second baseman Billy Bates was not in the lineup last night because of a problem with his left hamstring. He is listed as day-to-day. "I could probably play, but I guess it's better to wait until I'm sure I'm all right" Bates said. "I hurt myself when I was running out a high chopper in my second at-bat on Monday night" Make-up date set: The Sounds' suspended game with Buffalo, stopped after one-half inning on July 13, is to be made up as part of a 6:30 p.m. double-header on Aug. 15. The first game, the continuation of the suspended game, is to go nine innings while the regularly scheduled game will be just seven innings. New pitcher. Left-handed reliever Urn Birtsas, sent down to Nashville over the weekend, is expected to join the Sounds in time for tonight's game. LARRY TAFT where the suit was in its third week of trial Douglas' manager John Johnson said his side was satisfied they had emerged victorious. "We're fighting who we want where we want and with the greatest deal in sports history," said Johnson, who emerged from the courthouse with his arm around Mirage owner Steve Wynn. "I got what I wanted. I'm satisfied with it I wanted to fight in Las Vegas at the Mirage, I wanted to make my own decisions," Douglas said upon his return to Ohio. "And that's what we're going to do." King, who after the Holyfield fight will again be making money when Douglas steps in the ring, was pleased as well: "Due process is wonderful Only in America. . My rights are restored." Douglas had signed a two-fight contract with Wynn which guaranteed him $60 million for the Holyfield fight and a rematch with Tyson. That deal was the crux of suits filed in Nevada and Manhattan to determine who would promote Douglas' next two bouts. last opponent an imposter tram and the Florida Athletic Com mission said they fear the fighter Saturn was an taipceto claiming to be Derwin Richards. Richards' manager, Willie Savannah of Houston, said he knew notMng of the fight "At this point we would have to be logically moving in the direction that Derwin Richards did not fight here," said Shelley Bradshaw, assistant assistant to Florida Athletic Commission executive director Don Hazelton. "The next thing that we need to find out and we're already working nn is who foueht here. And then we need to find out how that happened. " DUELING GROUNDS RACECOURSE Simulcasting Tuesday-Sunday Ellis Park Post Time 1:30 PM Exit 2, 1-65 on the KY-TN border Franklin, KY 602888-7778 Upcoming at home July 20: vs. Indianapolis, 7:35 July 21: vs. Indianapolis, 7:35 July 22: vs. Indy (2). 2:05. 7:35 July 23: vs. ScrantonWB, 7:35 July 24: vs. ScrantonWB, 7:35 July 26: vs. Iowa, 7:35 July 27: vs. Iowa, 7:35 p.m. July 28: vs. Iowa, 7:35 p.m. July 29: vs. Iowa, 7:35 p.m. American Association Eikttrn Division Pet. .557 Buffalo (Pirates) 54 NdstwHe (Reds) 52 Louisville (Cards) 52 Indoolti (Expos) 40 .553 .525 .426 Ml 3 12' Woittni Division Omaha Rovats) 59 37 .615 Denver (Brewers) 45 50 .474 .458 12'4 Iowa (Cuds) 44 52 15 Okla. City (Rangrs) 38 5 JM 21"4 Eastern DMsien W L Pet. CB Rochester (Orioles) 56 35 .615 - ScranW-WB (PhHs) 48 48 .500 10' Syracuse (Blue Jvs) 39 53 .424 17" Pawtucket (Red S35 58 J76 22 Western Division Columbus (Vankes) 55 41 .573 - Tidewaler (Mets) 49 44 .527 4' j Richmond (Braves) 50 48 .510 6 Toledo (Tigers) 45 50 .474 Tuesday's Games Louisville 5, Nashville I Scrntn W-B 7-6. Pwtckl 2-5 Rchsler 1, Toledo 1, 1st game Rchsler at Toledo, 2nd game Oklahoma City 7, Ricnmond 1 Tidewaler 11, Denver 6 Buffalo 2-0, Syracuse 1-2 Wednesday's Games Nashville at Louisville v Denver al Indianapolis (2) Okla. Cltv at Columbus (21 Pawtucket at Scranton W-B Rochester at Toledo Syracuse al Buffalo Richmond at Iowa Tidewaler at Omaha Thursday's Games Nashville at Louisville Denver al Indianapolis Oklahoma Cilv al Columbus Pawtucket al Scranton W-B Rochester at Toledo Syracuse at Buffalo Richmond at Iowa Tidewaler at Omaha , Redbirds 5, Sounds 1 MASHVK1E LOUISVILLE brhbJ abrhbi Nelson cf 5 0 10 Gilkev II 3 10 1 S I 2 1 Pena?t 4023 ra Gonuies 4 0 10 Lmklord cf 4 0 1 0 Barnes rf 4 0 0 0 Brewer lb 4 0 0 0 Jones It 4 0 10 Hilton p 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 Franco rl 4 0 00 4 0 0 0 PereiP 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 Marlinei 3b 4 1 1 0 2 0 10 Fulton c 4 211 McOritle Scott lb Benevdsss Looeio Lockhart ph 0 0 0 0 Figueroa ss 2 0 I 0 Laior p 0 0 0 0 Clarke p 2 0 0 0 Vierra p 0 0 0 0 Crosby ph 0 10 0 Garcia ph 0 0 0 0 Mendei lb 0 0 0 0 ToM 34 I 8 I Total 31 S f 5 Nashvie 000 010 000 I LeuHvae 010 000 40x - 5 DP-Neshvllfa 1, Louisville 1. LOB Nashville 10, Louisville i 2B-Fieueroa 3B-Pena, Fulton. HR-Tamer, Fulton. SB-Pena. IP H HERBS SO Nasiwae Lopez 6 6 Lew L "i 1 Vierra 4 I Ltunvte Clarke W 7 6 Hilton 1s 2 Pern! 5 ia 0 1 1 4 4 0 0 1 1 I I 2 J 1 1 0 0 WP-Perez. HBP-Banavldes by Clarke. T 2:27. A-77l Take of these poster. You'll in Johnny II fdjm Will. vrv Y2 ' A i ' 8 i,l MlMWlr Wednesday Death Notices Daotfc Mtkat Of occaptad by the newtpaper only from fuMrd nomas. To place o death notice please contact ma fufieroi home of your choice. Madison-Goodlettsville BRIDGES, Virgil B.- Age 73 years. Monaay, juiy 16, mo. survived Dy wife Mrs. Rhoda Bridges; son Gary Lee Bridges; daughter Roberta Neely; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Remains are at Cole & Garrett, Goodlettsville where services will be conducted Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. by Norman Slate. Pallbearers: Lloyd Hennes-see, Roy Gragg, Mike Daniels, De-wayne Neely, Wayne Kelly, Wendell Russell, Bernice Kelly, Arnold Bridges. Interment Forest Lawn. COLE & JGARRETT, Goodlettsville 859-5231 Franklin, Tn. DOZIER, Mrs. Camille- Age 99. Tuesday, July 17. 1990. Widow of Lee F. Dozier. Survived by son-in-law. Mr. Murrey (Buck) Crutcher of Franklin; nephew, Dr. David Johnston of Nashville; first cousin, Samuel Richardson of Brentwood. . Graveside services and Interment 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 18, 1990 at Mt. Hope Cemetery with Myron Keith officiating. Pallbearers: Gordon Crutcher, Rick Warwick, Everett Bizwell, Dr. David Johnston, Buddy Johnston, Ron Freenstra, Jim and Adam Grimenstein, Mark Henry, Samuel Richardson. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. WILLIAMSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 794-2289 DUNN, Mr. Leroy, Sr. Tuesday, July 17, 1990 at a local hospital. Survived by son, Leroy Dunn, Jr.; daughter Wendy Renee Dunn, both of Kingston Springs, TN; stepdaughter Renail Shelton; sisters Mrs. Elizabeth Wilkins, Mrs. Bessie Hickman, Mrs. Mildred Wat-kins, and Ms. Margaret Dunn; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Mrs. Ethel (Thomas) Ellison; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends. Devoted friend, Mrs. Annie Mai Sims. Visitation with the family Thursday, July 19, from 7-8 p.m. at K. Gardner Chapel, 1511 Jefferson St. Funeral to follow with Bro. Prentiss Barksdale officiating. Interment Friday, July 20, Nashville National Cemetery, Madison, TN at 10:00 a.m. K. GARDNER & SON FUNERAL SERVICE. INC.; K. GARDNER, JR. MANAGERDIRECTOR tiffany's Under the fydAziming cf'BuQwinJ&s 132 Second Avenue, 9(. Upper Level SM&WQIKLSSHCrWCXS'L 4 pm 'til " Trettiest QiHs in the WonX H lKI lAJ m 1 si r 1 k it , f nnrsnriw FEATURING OVER 30 OF GREATEST QUARTERBACKS! Here's your chance to meet the quarterbacks in pro tootbali history! Johnny Unitas, Bart Starr, Vince Ferragamo, ana more than two dozen others whose names are tamiliar to anyone who's ever followed the game. They'll all be at Opryland's Festival Grounds on Sports Sunday, July 22nd, from 1 to 3 p.m. BRING YOUR CAMERA! all the pictures you wish. Collect the autographs football legends on your free Opryland Sports Sunday never find so many football superstars together one place again! IT'S All FREE WITH YOUR OPRYLAND ADMISSION! : Come and spend the day! Before and after you meet the football stars, see and ride all the rides. If you Park yet this year, this is the tame to come. Sports Sunday, Jury 22nd. Don't miss it! Some of the greats appearing Steve Bartkowski'Vince Ferragamo Ron Jaworski Archie Manning Dan PastoriniJim Unitas Danny WhiteDoug WilliamsJim Zorn For more information call (615) 889-6700. ci:ov3. c?zi ehb:3. mm Timis. Quarterbacks to appear and schedule subject to change. JULY 1. t99Q . THE TENNESSON 0 5C Murfreesboro ARMSTRONG, Paul Byford- Died Monday, July 16, 1990. Survived by son, Kerry Armstrong of Murfreesboro, daughter, Linda Armstrong of Nashville: sisters, Robbie Smith and Linda Shapcott both of Murfreesboro. Services 10:30 a.rrn Wednesday at Woodfin's Memorial Chapel. Rev. Bobby Spencer officiating. Interment Riverside Cemetery inWoodbury GOODALL, George VanBuren Age 84. July 16, 1990. Survived by daughters Mrs. Thomas D. Boles, Brentwood; Mrs. Willard O. Tirrill, III, Nashville; seven grandchildren Katherine M. Boles, Mary Elizabeth Boles, both of Brentwood; Linda R. Boles, Memphis; Mary Bess Smith, Anna R. Tirrill, Susan O. Tirrill. WUlard O. Tirrill, IV, all of Nashville; great-grandaughter Su-sanne E. Smith. His remains are at Martin's & Bracey-Welsh, 209 Louise Ave., where the family will receive friends Wednesday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services 11:00 a.m. Thursday from Vine St Christian Church with Rev. Linda Parker officiating. Interment Spring Hill Cemetery. Remains will lie in state one hour prior to service. Active pallbearers: Thomas W. Beasley, Joe T. Carson, David A. Cullum, Stephen C. DeBell, Al Phillips, Jr., Marvin P. Stanfell. Honorary pallbearers: Maurice W. 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