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ZC larttircMy. June 24 199 THE TENNESSEAN 1 SPORTS A.M. Jones, Pazienza to battle Roy Jones, the IBF super middleweight champion, is a heavy favorite to remain unbeaten and deny Vin-ny Pazienza a piece of a third world title tonight in COMPILED FROM STAFF, WIRE REPORTS BY NICK SULLIVAN Atlantic City, N.J., and on pay-per-view TV. The 5-foot-U Jones is four inches taller than Pazienza. Both weighed in at 168 pounds. Jones, a former IBC middleweight champion, has 24 knockouts on his 28-0 record. He won the super middleweight title on a one-sided decision against James Toney. In his only defense, Jones stoDDed Antoine Bvrd in the first -is Double points at Speedway Tonight is the halfway point for Nashville Speedway competitors and it's a double points night, adding to the intensity that has been building since the opening of the season. It's been a Ford year in the Late Model Stock Car division with 10 of the 12 races going to either Chad Chaffin (6) or Joe Buford (4). Only Allen Carter and Billy James, the current points leader, have broken the Ford stranglehold by driving Chevrolet Monte Carlos to the checkered flag. But Chevy drivers, especially Jerry Coble, are confident things are about to swing in their favor. "There are so many variables on a given night you never know," Coble said. "We ran really good last week and we think we can win tonight." Action gets under way at 7 p.m. - CHARLES SEARCY LABONTE ON POLE - Terry Labonte shattered the Watkins Glen International track qualifying record in New York in winning the pole for tomorrow's Lysol 200, the only road course event on the NASCAR Busch Grand National schedule. Labonte turned the 2.45-mile course at 115.309 mph. ) i n. . 5 : f ? I - h -r round March 18. JONES Pazienza's record is 40-5, and he is 9-0 since returning to boxing in 1992 11 months after breaking his neck is a car crash. He has held the IBF lightweight and WBA junior middleweight titles. McCALL POSTPONES BOUT - Oliver McCall's hand injury has caused the postponement of his defense of next month's WBC heavyweight title bout against Frank Bruno. The fight, scheduled for July 22 at Wembley Stadium in London, will be held some time in September. Norman catches Triplett Greg Norman shot a 6-under-par 64 in the second round of the Greater Hartford Open yesterday to move into a tie with Kirk Triplett of Nashville, who remained atop the leaderboard with a 67. Norman, who started the day at 3-under, had eight birdies and two bogeys to finish at 9-under-par 131 with Triplett, who had Shared the first-round lead of 64 with Bob Estes. Norman and Triplett were two strokes ahead of a group of eight golfers, including Fuzzy Zoeller, whose 63 set a course record and put him at 133 after 36 holes. SUMMERHAYS AHEAD BY 3 - Bruce Summerhays shot a 9-under-par 63 to build a three-shot lead in the opening round of the Nationwide Seniors Championship at Alpharetta, Ga. Summerhays, a 50-year-old winless Senior rookie and father of eight, missed the Senior PGA Tour record by two shots. He had his lead over former PGA Tour commissioner Deane Beman and 1992 U.S. Senior Open champion Larry Laoretti. KING AHEAD THROUGH 9 - Betsy King was 4-under-par through nine holes and Barb Thomas and Michele Redman were one shot back with 68s after 18 in the rain-delayed opening-round of the Sho-pRite-LPGA Classic at Somers Point, N.J. 1 H If' at u. ' ) 'I - :1 ,i A Ruttman wins Pizza Plus Joe Ruttman of Nashville roared back from a mid-race spin and ran down Butch Miller with eight laps to go to win last night's Pizza Plus 150 NASCAR Su-perTruck race at Bristol International Speedway. Ruttman led a 1-2-3-4 finish for Ford. He won $27,000 in edging Geoff Bodine by 0.13 seconds. AP Kirk Triplett of Nashville chips onto the No. 4 green at the Greater Hartford Open. Daly out of Kindts' picture Chuck Daly, who appeared to be the front-runner for the vacant New York Knicks coaching job, withdrew from consideration yesterday. Two days after meeting with Knicks officials to discuss the position, Daly, who will turn 65 next month, said he doesnt want to deal with the stress of coaching and replacing Pat Riley, who quit last week. Daly has won two NBA championships and an Olympic gold medal with the Dream Team. He resigned from the New Jersey Nets after the 1993-94 season. With Daly out of the running, Knicks General Manager Ernie Grunfeld is expected to focus on former Warriors and Bucks coach Don Nelson and ex-Celtics coach Chris Ford. RODMAN CASE Most pretrial motions were denied and a former Atlanta Hawks dancer's lawsuit against San Antonio Spurs star Dennis Rodman will go to trial Monday in Atlanta. Lisa Beth Judd, 23, claims Rodman infected her with the herpes virus. Moeller joins Bengals' staff Rubin in Eastbourne final Coalition to rank schools Starting this fall, the Rainbow Coalition will rank colleges by the number of the black athletes they graduate, and the number of black coaches and administrators they hire, the Rev. Jesse Jackson said yesterday. The ratings are part of the group's efforts to prevent college sports from "manipulating and exploiting our children," by making money off their athletic skills but failing to educate them, Jackson said. Chanda Rubin, a former Wimbledon junior champion, prepared for this year's Grand Slam event with a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Germany's Christina Singer yesterday in the semifinals of the Eastbourne grass-court championship in England. Rubin, seeded 13th, faces Nathalie Tauziat today. CONNORS FALLS - Jimmy Connors lost in his first ATP quarterfinals in four years, 7-6 (7-3), 6-3 to Marc Rosset in Halle, Germany. Defending champion Michael Stich beat Richey Reneberg 6-3, 6-4. MUSTER ROLLS ON - French Open champion Thomas Muster extended his clay-court winning streak to 38 matches with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Ro-dolphe Gilbert at St Poelten, Austria. Former Michigan coach Gary Moeller was hired yesterday by the Cincinnati Bengals as an offensive assistant in charge of tight ends. Moeller was suspended and then resigned the Michigan job following an April 28 incident in which he was charged with disorderly conduct and assault after becoming drunk at a Southfield, Mich., restaurant and scuffling with police. BIG RAISE FOR EVERETT - The four year contract extension signed by New Orleans Saints quarterback Jim Everett will make him the highest-paid player in team history and will provide the Saints with $539,000 in relief against the 1995 salary cap. Everett will earn $4.7 million this season. He received a $3.8 million signing bonus. His average salary for the next five years is $3.31 million. SANDERS WATCHING EAGLES - Two sport star Deion Sanders will consider an offer from the Philadelphia Eagles if they are a serious postseason contender halfway through the NFL season, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. Sanders is now playing baseball for the Cincinnati Reds. The Dallas Cowboys and Sanders' most recent team, the San Francisco 49ers, are also courting him. Ross leads Ruth Stars Don Ross of Mount Juliet, Tenn., hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning to help the Babe Ruth All-Stars to a 14-8 victory over the PONY All-Stars in the National Amateur All-Star Baseball Tournament yesterday in Pine Bluff, Ark. LIPCOMB HONORS - Lipscomb players Adam Sullivan, a junior second baseman from Marshall County High School, and Bryan Skelton, a senior right fielder from Montgomery, Ala., were named to the NAIA Division I AH-American Academic team. Both players carry 4.0 GPAs in economics. Schultz to head USOC Dick Schultz, who led a reform movement as head of the NCAA before being forced out amid charges he lied about a loan program for college athletes, was picked yesterday as executive director of the U.S. Olympic Committee. When he takes over the new post, Schultz will become the first person to hold what are arguably the two most powerful positions in American amateur sports executive directors of both the NCAA and the USOC. Metros fall to Richmond Undefeated Richmond (10-0) defeated the Nashville Metros (7-5) 3-2 last night Toni Siikala and Doug Schenkel scored for Nashville. Wolalc continues fireworks QrnnnDP' m f""M W?1 " M -'I'M . illiP'JMWuwi HIV ! n w- Mi J Vrt "W- pr I .sisM sm mmm American Association HS -jl A., j..,,,--..;.,.-,..-. - J 'W W L 46 30 41 29 43 31 41 34 34 37 31 40 32 42 22 47 Pet GB .605 -.586 2 .581 2 347 4'2 .479 9Vj .437 12' .432 13 319 20 Indianapolis (Reds) Omaha (Royals) Louisville (Cards) Buffalo (Indians) Iowa (Cubs) N Orleans (Brewers) Nashville (WSox) Okla City (Rangers) I A ' SZZ r- '1 Robertson feels like he's heating up Less than a month into the season, Nashville first baseman Mike Robertson had hit six home runs. But since belting No. 6 on May 2, he has only two more. One came June 2 with the other in Thursday night's 7-3 win over Iowa. It was an encouraging sign, Robertson said, in that he feels as though he is coming out of his slump. "I've said before that baseball is the type of game where you have highs and lows," Robertson said. "I've been feeling good about how I've been swing f3 1 How they scored Omaha second: Joe Viliello walks. Bob Hamelin homers to left, VitieUo scores. Kevin Elster walks. Chris Stynes hits Into double-play. Henry Mercedes grounds to pitcher. Omaha 2, Nashvle a Nashvle second: Kerry Valrie strikes out. Jerry Wolak homers to left-center. Chris Snopek strikes out. Chris Tremie hit by pitch. Carmine Cappuccio grounds to first. Omaha 2, Nashvle 1. Nashvle fourth: Omedo Saenz singles to left. Saenz advances to second on wild pilch. Kerry Valrie grounds to shortstop. Jerry Wolak doubles to left, Saenz scores. Chris Snopek grounds to shortstop. Chris Tremie grounds lo third. Nashvle 2, Omaha 2. Nashvla sixth: Oimedo Saenz singles to center. Kerry Valrie singles to right, Saenz advances to third, Valrie safe at second on left-fielder's throwing error. Jerry Wolak hits sacrifice fly lo right, Saenz scores, Valrie lo third. Chris Snopek doubles off left-field wall, Valrie scores. Jose Meiendez relieves Doug Linton. Chris Tremie ground lo third. J.J. Munoz relieves Meiendez. Barry Lyons reaches on Intentional walk. Snopek advances to third on wild pilch. Doug Brady strikes out. Nashvle 4, Omaha 1 Omaha HflMh Dwavne Hosey doubles to left. BiVy Hatcher strikes out. Michael Tucker triples to left, Hosey scores. Joe Viliello grounds to third, Saenz tags out Tucker. Viliello safe at first. Steve Wilson relieves Isidro Marques. Bob Hamelin strikes out. Nashvle 4, Omaha I Thursday's Games Nashville 7, Iowa 3 Buffalo 2, Omaha 1 Louisville S, Oklahoma City 3 Indianapolis 7, New Orleans 6 Friday's Games Nashville 4, Omaha 3 Iowa 2, Buffalo 0 Oklahoma City 3, Louisville 2, 10 irm Indianapolis 9, New Orleans 4 Saturday's Games Omaha at Nashville Iowa at Buffalo Louisville at Oklahoma City Indianapolis at New Orleans Sunday's Games Omaha at Nashville Iowa at Buffalo Louisville at Oklahoma City Indianapolis at New Orleans Sounds 4, Royals 3 keys 4-3 victory By JIM WYATT Sports Writer It took Nashville's Jerry Wolak almost 400 at-bats last season to smack eight home runs. During an improbable run in the past 11 games, though, the Nashville Sound outfielder has erupted in a home run streak that not many players at any level could duplicate. Wolak hit his eighth homer since June 14th last night as the Sounds beat Omaha 4-3 before 3,946 fans at Greer Stadium. On Thursday Wolak smacked a pair of homers, his third two-home run game during that period. The 5-foot-10 Wolak watched the fireworks show in his dugout following iast night's game, reflecting for a moment about his streak after yet another offensive explosion of his own. "Fastballs, curveballs, splitters I'm seeing all the pitches well right now," Wolak said. "I really can't explain it But the whole time during this streak I haven't gone up to the plate trying to hit a home run." After Omaha jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the second on Bob Hame-lin's long drive to left, Wolak put the Sounds on the board with a 405-foot shot, his 10th homer of the Today's game Omaha RHP Melvin Bunch (0-3, 3.60 ERA) will oppose Nashville RHP James Baldwin (2-1, 4.67) tonight at Greer Stadium. ing the bat lately, and that home run Thursday felt good. It's been too long since I'd had one. Something I've tried to do, though, is not get too high or too low because you know you are going to have these ups and downs." Freeman Ramsey Staff The threat of rain kept the crowd down at Greer Stadium last night, leaving plenty of room for spacious umbrellas. OMAHA NASHVILLE abrhbi abrhN Hosevef 4110 Brady 2b 3000 3000 4010 3220 0000 4110 3123 Halcherrf 4010 Robertsn lb Tucker If 3011 Moulon If VllieHo lb 3100 Saenz 3b Hamellndh 2112 Howard 3b Elslerss 3010 Valrie rf Stvnes3b 4000 Wolak cf Mercedes c 3000 Snopek ss Lvden ph 1010 Tremie c Halter 2b 3010 Capoucio dh Hughes ph 1 000 Lyons ph Totals 31 373 Totals 402 1 3000 Sounds Promotions 0000 29494 Omaha 020 000 010 3 Fireworks Night Bat Night Fireworks Night NBA vs. NFL Players Softball Kiss a PigLas Vegas Night June 23 . June 24 . July 3 July 4 July 6 July 13- Ntshvtt 010 102 OOx 4 doubles. "We're playing a lot better baseball right now," Wolak said. Nashville pitcher Joey Vierra got the game's final out to preserve Rodney Bolton's seventh victory of the season. The Sounds now have 11 wins in their last 17 games. "We got off to a slow start but some of the young guys are beginning to believe that we can win," Renick said. "Earlier in the year we'd get down a couple of runs and I don't think some of the guys thought we could come back. They're beginning to believe in themselves." year. Wolak added a double and a sacrifice fly to finish with three RBI. "He's in a groove and I hope he stays in it," Nashville Manager Rick Renick said. Nashville broke a 2-2 tie in the sixth when seven Sounds went to the plate. Nashville scored twice in the inning on Wolak's RBI fly and Chris Snopek's double to left Snopek finished 2-for-4 with two E-Tucker. DP-Omaha 1. Nashville 2. used car Night LOB -Omaha i, Nashville 7. 2B-Hosev, Wolak, Snopek 2. 3B-Tucker. HR-Hamelin (3), Wolak (10). SB-Tucker (7). S-Brady. SF-Wolak. With the two-run homer against Iowa, Robertson entered last night's game with a .339 (20-for-59) average in his past 16 games. Ramsey sits one: Outfielder Fernando Ramsey, who left Thursday's game with a pulled hamstring, was held out of last night's game with Omaha. He said he expects to be back in the lineup tonight Monglello back: Mike Mongiello, sent down to Birmingham from Nashville in May as a trickle-down effect of the major league rosters reductions, has been called up to Nashville and will start tomorrow night Mongiello was only 1-1 with a 5.96 ERA as a Sounds reliever earlier this season. At Birmingham, he started five games and relieved in two others as he recorded a 3-1 record with a 1.99 ERA. While there he pitched 31 innings, striking out 23 and walking only six. JIM WYATT tP H R ER BB SO . 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