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2C THE TENNESSEAN ThurKlwJUME 25. 1992 SPORTS A.M. Compiled from staff, wire reports by Carol Stuart Roasting planned for TV host Holt By CHARLES SEARCY Sports Writer Jimmy Holt, host of the television show Tennessee Outdoorsman on public station WDCN Channel 8, and a longtime friend of the Midstate's sportsmen, will be the subject of an apprecication dinner and roast in August. V Vn. T iiiiTMI '. VrsrtvisV ' Kite still flies high, waits to fall back down to earth Tom Kite, introduced yesterday at a pro-am event as the U.S. Open champion for the first time, says he is "scared to death I'm going to wake up." After winning his first major at Pebble Beach, golfs all-time money winner is in the field of the $1 million Buick Classic in Harrison, N.Y., today. "I anticipate a letdown," Kite saidd. "I hope it isn't this week. I hope it isn't Thursday or Friday or Saturday or Sunday. But it's there. It's going to happen." While he will be making his first start as the winner of one of golfs majors, Masters champion Fred Couples and Davis Love III, each a three-time winner this season, will resume their battle for the leading money-winning spot Love currently leads with $1,050,194 to Couples' $1,039,473. MALLARD 76-ER Gallatin's Mark Mallard shot his second straight 76 for a two-day 152 at the Ping Myrtle Beach (S.C) Junior Classic. Mallard is in a group of seven tied for 21st nine strokes off the lead. HERMITAGE LINK David Parker of Hermitage Golf Course qualified for the U.S. Amateur Public Linx championship to be held in Minneapolis July 13-18. Parker qualified at Two Rivers Tuesday by shooting a 72-73-145. "He's been a friend to all sports-aJL men in Middle Tennessee for TV years and years," Percy Priest oJIhL, Lake fishing guide Harold Morgan -LMJ Players bemoan the system Cleveland's Frank Minnifield and Detroit's Niko Noga told jurors in the NFL antitrust trial that the league's free agency system has unfairly restricted their freedom to choose where they want to work. "I believe pro football players should have rights like everyone else in this room. I just don't believe that another man should stop another man from working," said Minnifield. BJORN-AGAIN The Houston Oilers signed kicker Bjorn Nittmo, who was with Montreal of the World League the last two years. Nittmo, 25, began his pro career with the New York Giants in 1989. He was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs as a Plan B free agent in 1990, but was released before training camp, and later failed a tryout with the Buffalo Bills. said. "He's helped the clubs and fc-H every day outdoorsman, so I think it is fitting that we show him our I armrwiai An ' Lindros remains in limbo The Eric Lindros trade hearings broke off early yesterday and will go at least another day. Arbitrator Larry Bertuzzi, a Toronto lawyer, is trying to determine whether the Philadelphia Flyers or the New York Rangers should get New reports said the Flyers had only to call Lindros at his summer house for confirmation he would report to Philadelphia to complete the deal, but meanwhile the Rangers increased their offer and put a deal on paper. Sabonis perfect in qualifying Arvldas Sabonis scored 22 points despite sitting out most of the second half as Lithuania routed Hungary 106-71 in the European Olympic qualifying basketball tournament Sabonis made all six of his shots, including a 3-pointer. In another game, Indiana Pacers forward Detlef Schrempf scored 15 points for Germany, 87-52 against Portugal. SHOOT! Dean Clark of Hendersonville,,an alternate on the U.S. Olympic team, fell into a tie for first place in the skeet competition in the U.S. International Shooting Championships in Chino, Calif. Clark shares the lead with Matt Dryke of Summer, Wash., after two days of the four-day tournament fuMdn- taST Country music's Porter Wagon-VMtMtaytTVUcketi er- a we" known fisherman him-nwnday.Outdoon self, will emcee the program ftMtyiRtmu Aug. 11 at the Ramada Inn at Opryland. Tickets for the dinner and roast go on sale to the public July 7 at $30 each. "We are going to have to limit the number of tickets," Morgan said, "But we want to get as many as of the Middle Tennessee sportsmen involved as possible." Proceeds from the dinner will go to the American Cancer Society. For information on the dinner or tickets, contact Morgan at 227-9337 or Joe Neeley at 366-4003. More ducks: Good news for mid-state waterfowlers. It appears likely that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will permit duck hunters to take two teal during the early wood duck season scheduled for September 12-16, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officials announced yesterday at a meeting of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission. The Commission approved adding two teal to the bag limit pending a final federal decision in August The bag limit for the early season would then be a total of four ducks with no more than two wood ducks and two teal. The commission is expected in August to approve an early Canada goose season for two weeks in early or mid-October in Middle and East Tennessee. Marina sets opening: The new marina being constructed at the state-owned Edgar Evins State Park, has scheduled its grand opening for Sunday, July 5. The floating facilities are in place and the only remaining work is the roof over the dock slips. Edgar Evins State Park is located just off 1-40 at the Buffalo Valley exit For dock space leasing information, call 858-3689 or 526-7920. Rapala Fishing Club: By joining the Rapala Fishing Club, which was formed in 1989, anglers become eligible to test Rapala fishing lures. The objective opinions of Rapala Club members, according to company officials, ensures that the lures meet the company's high standards. To join, send $10 to: Rapala Club, P.O. Box 581126-PR, Minneapolis, Minn., 55458. Contributing: Warren Duzak. Mike Dubose Staff SPAR OUT Trainer Kerry Pharr laces the gloves of Warren Williams in yesterday's public sparring for Saturday's outdoor pro bouts at the old Zayre building on Murfrees-boro Road. Helping are Williams' niece and nephews, including Derius, 9, at right. Nashville stages WBF defense A World Boxing Federation title bout will be held at the Maxwell House Hotel on July 21, matching Israeli-born Johar Lashin, who now lives in Nashville, against Patrick Johnson of Atlanta. Lashin is 13-0 and ranked No. 4 in the latest WBF ratings. Lashin will appear on Saturday night's outdoor boxing card on Murfreesboro road. LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON -Former world heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson, and son Tracy, managed and trained by his father, are the first father-son champion fighting team. Tracy Patterson (45-2, 34 KOs) knocked out French fighter Thierry Jacob (38-4) in the second round Tuesday to win the' WBC super bantamweight belt MCGIRT-OLIVA WBC welterweight champion Buddy McGirt (53-2-1, 42 KOs) is challenged tonight by European welterweight champion Patrizio Oliva (57-1), a former Olympic champion. NCAA reforming The NCAA is moving ahead with a recommended overhaul of its long-controversial enforcement program, but indications are that it will stop short of the most radical proposal for change: opening its infractions hearings to the public. Nine proposals one allowing investigators and an accused institution to agree quickly on findings and penalties and thus avoid a hearing were "overwhelmingly supported" by the NCAA Presidents Commission. REBEL NOTES Ole Miss officials announced a $3 million renovation of the school's athletic training center, including the construction of a 10,000-square-foot weight room. The Rebels also named Eddie Crawford, a Jackson, Tenn., native and former Ole Miss basketball coach (1962-68), associate athletic director. WKU FUND-RAISER The Hilltopper Foundation, Western Kentucky's official athletic boosters' organization, has announced plans for a major summer fundraising activity for July 19-26. The goal is $100,000. Students have say in coaches Metro is seeking applicants for five head coaching vacancies and is considering a novel way to choose from the candidates. "We are looking at a process that will move the decision closer to the students, similar to the selection of the principals," said Metro Athletic Director Scott Brunette. The positions: Stratford football, Antioch boys basketball, and Martin Luther King, Hunters Lane and Overton girls basketbal. Coaches interested in applying should contact the personnel department (259-8619) by noon, Wednesday, July 1. HQ Gunnin' Goran serves up speed Nashville loses again, streak at 7 Tonight's game Right-hander Tim Pugh (8-5, 3.07) is to pitch for Nashville tonight when the Sounds return to Greer Stadium fa a 7:35 game with Iowa The Cubs' starter is right-hander Jeff Hartsock (3-6, 3.74) Upcoming at home Tonight vs. Iowa, 7:35 Tomorrow vs. Iowa, 7:35 Saturday vs. Iowa, 7:35 Sunday vs. Omaha, 7:35 Monday vs. Omaha, 7:35 Tuesday vs. Omaha, 7:35 Wednesday vs. Omaha, 7:35 1., "."' yj ;;! j AP Shots clocked at 129 mph WIMBLEDON (GNS) Speed is relative, of course. Compared to, say, light and sound, Goran Ivanisevic's serves are positively tortoise-like. At least they can be seen with the naked eye. Usually. Mark Woodforde got a close-up look at the young Croatian's special deliveries yesterday, mostly as they were whizzing past him and slamming into the back barrier of Center Court on the first bounce. That's about all the Australian pro could do stand and watch as Ivanisevic, the No. 8 seed, served an astounding 34 aces en route to a 6-4, 6-4, 6-7, 6-3 victory in the second round. It wasn't a Wimbledon record Great Britain's John Feaver had 42 aces in a 1976 match, according to TV commentatortennis historian Bud Collins but it was enough to impress Woodforde. "What could I do?" the 27-year-old from Adelaide said afterward. "You don't know whether to laugh or cry. Take away the serves, and maybe it would have been an interesting match." "I served great" said Ivanisevic, 20, an unseeded semifinalist here two years ago. "I was so confident I said to myself, 'No chance I can lose this serve.' In four sets I have never served so many aces." - Ivanisevic, whose serving prowess first became widely known when he upset Boris Becker in the first round of the 1990 French Open, averaged 116 mph on first serves yesterday, with a maximum of 129 mph. ; Other players might serve a little harder such as defending champion Michael Stich and Marc Rosset Ivanisevic's third-round opponent '. But as Woodforde noted, it's not just the raw speed that makes the Croatian's serve so effective. '. "I played (Ivan) Lendl here a couple years ago and he served just as hard, but at least it was reachable. American Association Eastern Division W L Pet. CB Indpolis (Expos) 39 3) .557 -Louisville (Cards) 40 32 .556 -Buffalo (Pirates) 38 33 .535 Vi Nashville (Reds) 35 37 .486 5 Western Division Omaha (Royals) 38 35 .521 -Denver (Brewers) 36 37 .493 2 O.Citv (Rangers) 32 40 .444 S'A Iowa (Cubs) 29 42 .406 8 Tuesday's Games Louisville 9, Buffalo 5 Indianapolis 5, Nashville 2 Iowa 9, Denver 4 Omaha 6, Oklahoma Cilv 5, (10) Wednesday's Games Buffalo al Louisville Nashville at Indianapolis Denver al Iowa Oklahoma City at Omaha Thursday's Games Indianapolis at Denver Louisville at Oklahoma City Iowa at Nashville Omaha at Buffalo How they scored Indianapolis seventh: Ross Powell pitching. Jim Eppard grounds Out (1 out). Brel Barberie homers (1 out). Quirm Mack strikes out (2 outs). Jerry Goff strikes out (3 outs). Indianapolis 1, Nashville 0. Goran Ivanisevic eventually found the correct way to use his racket in a 6-4, 6-4, 6-7, 6-3 victory over Mark Woodforde. This guy, I couldn't get my racket out to it He just cannon-balled me," he said. "It was like a shooting gallery you walk to one side of the court and then he hits one ding! and you walk back to the other side. At one stage I couldn't stop laughing out there because I felt so poor, so weak. I'm working on my serve, but it sort of seems paltry next to Goran's." The most remarkable aspect of Ivanisevic's left-handed bombs is that they explode out of such an unlikely package. He's 6-4 but weighs only 161 pounds. "People are always asking me, 'How can you serve so hard when you are so skinny?'" he said. "You know, they don't understand. They ask, 'Jesus, what are you eating?"' By LARRY TAFT Sports Writer ' INDIANAPOLIS Just when it looked like things couldn't get any worse for the Nashville Sounds, they did. Last night the Sounds lost 1-0 to Indianapolis, and likely lost outfielder Dwight Taylor for a few games with a possible concussion suffered in a collision with Indians' first baseman Jim Eppard. Taylor, spitting blood and disoriented, was transported to Methodist Hospital. No report on his condition was available at press time. He is listed in listed in stable conidition. On the field the Sounds' offense was non-existent With left-handed starter Doug Simons, 5-2, and righthander reliever David Wainhouse (10 saves) blanking Nashville, the Sounds lost for the seventh straight time and completed the current road trip at 0-6 with just an average of one run per game. "If I were a pitcher, I'd divorce us," said Nashville first baseman Russ Morman. "A play here, a play there and it could have been a different road trip. But it wasn't" The Sounds limp home today, six games behind first-place Indy in the Amercian Association East and begin a three-game series with Iowa, a club that Nashville has defeated in all six meetings this season. "We've got to go home and turn this thing around. That's all there is to it" Nashville Manager Pete Mac-kanin said. "We're not that good, but we're not that bad to score six runs in six games. "That's so obviously pitiful that nothing needs to be said about it We've faced some crafty left-handers over the course of this road trip, but the guys we have here must learn how to adjust to those types of pitchers." Steve Foster blanked the Indians for six innings, but Ross Powell, 0-2, got the loss when Bret Barberie went the opposite way and hit a 2-2 pitch over the right-field wall for the game's only score. The Indians' victory was its fifth straight and coupled with Buffalo's win over Louisville, it gave Indianapolis sole possession of first place in the AA East T It's not end of line for McDaniel INDIANAPOLIS A surprise awaited Terry McDaniel when he arrived at Chattanooga's Engel Stadium yesterday morning. Instead of suiting up and playing for the Lookouts in a 12:30 p.m. game, McDaniel was told to pack his bag and head to the airport His destination: Nashville, via a connecting stop in Cincinnati and a one-game layover in Indianapolis. "I didn't get a lot of sleep," said McDaniel, who spent most of last season with the Tidewater Tides yet managed to get in 23 games with the New York Mets. McDaniel was cut by Pittsburgh in the spring and out of baseball while living at home in Kansas City, Mo., until signed by Cincinnati about a month ago. He spent two weeks in extended spring training, getting in shape, played about a week for Chattanooga and spent an equal amount of time on the disabled list with a hamstring injury before returning to the active roster this week. "I hit around .267 and had four or five RBL" said McDaniel, who was a .248 hitter with 44 RBI and 18 steals in 1 18 games at Tidewater last year. "When the Mets signed Bobby Bonilla, they took me off the 40-man roster and the Pirates claimed me," the 25-year-old McDaniel said. "But they cut me a couple of days before spring training ended, and no one was interested. It's a little scary, thinking, "This is it for me."' The Reds yesterday also acquired outfielder Mickey Brantley from Tuscon, Houston's Triple-A farm team, and assiped him to Nashville, where he will be in uniform tomorrow night Brantley hit .301 with 19 doubles, 15 home runs and 78 RBI last year for Denver. LARRY TAFT ft ) Agassi antics stirring London tabloids again Sounds promotions Tomorrow Wristwatch Night Saturday Bat Night July 4 ChickenFireworks July 6 Huey Lewis & News July 17 Uniform Shirt Night July 24 Baseball Card Album July 25 Team Hat Night July 29 MaxPatkin Aug. 7 Neon Hat Night Aug. 8 T-Shirt Night Aug. 9 George Jones Aug. 17 The Famous Chicken Aug. 21 Lunch Box Night Aug. 22 Baseball Card Night Aug. 28 Back-to-school Aug. 29 Post-game Fireworks Sept. 3 Fan Appreciation The Chicken The Famous Chicken will be at Greer Stadium again: July 4 vs. Louisville, 7:35 p.m. with post-game fireworks. Aug. 17 vs. Buffalo, 7:35 p.m. Wimbledon update Top teedi yesterday: No. 1 seed Monica Seles, No.2 Stefan Edberg, No. 5 Pete Sampras and No. 10 Ivan Lend vwn, but No. 5 Arantxa Sanchez Vcario got beat by Julie Halard of Franca hi trouble: No.4 seed Martina Navratilova won the first set 6-3, but was struggling and losing 3-6 to Kimberty Po in the second set when the nine-time champion requested play be halted because of darkness. Po deferred to her elder. The match resumes today. Quote of the day: "You either laugh or cry. In front of all those people, I'd rattier laugh." - Mart Woodforde, the victim of 34 aces from Goran Ivanisevic Today's top matches: Jennifer Capriati vs. Pam Shriver, Pat Cash vs. John McEnroe. Ate in actjorc Steffi Graf , Boris Becker, Jim Courier, Agassi. TV today: HBO: 44 10:30 p.m. Scores and schedule, 7C mally a one-man Rainbow Coalition, returned to Wimbledon for the first time since 1987. They asked if he wore a baseball cap (new to the ensemble) because he was going bald. And if he brought an iron, presumably a reference to his "crinkle-look" warmups. And if he was distracted by the "screaming" of his adoring teenage fans. One writer asked why he took off his shirt and threw it into the stands after the match, a longtime ritual. "You only got the girls more excited," the reporter said. As for the warning, for which he likely will be fined, he called it "unjustified" and said he would appeal on the grounds that his "audible obscenity" wasn't audible. WIMBLEDON (GNS) Andre Agassi didn't have one of his better days Tuesday when he split two sets against Andrei Chesnokov and was trailing 1-2, love-40 when the match was halted by darkness. He was given a warning by chair umpire Tony Shales in the second set for uttering an "audible obscenity," which made big headlines in the London tabloids. Yesterday, he double-faulted on the first point to hand Chesnokov a 3-1 lead, then gradually took control and plowed to a 5-7, 6-1, 7-5, 7-5 victory. Afterward, the tabloid reporters grilled him, but not about the match. They wanted to know about his clothing the same all-white outfit he wore last ye$ when Agassi; nor

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