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Poughkeepsie, New York
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Wednesday, March 21, 1984
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I Islanders trounce Devils ; Bj Bob OUabtr racial i ik Iml VnIONDALE. Li. - Mike Bossy bfoke out of tlump Tuesday night, but not In bit customary fashion. No, Bossy did not even icort tin - (I foal In tht Islanders' J - 2 victory over Um Devils at Nassau Cotlicum. lo how, you atk, did ha braak hli offensive slump? By mating lour goal with some of Um prttUett assist work of hit ea - rr, that't how, Boaiy mad no haadway In hit atumpt to attain the M - goal plateau for the seventh con - itcutira season, but ha did amarga from a self - described rolaarabla stretch of gamtt that had him at wlt'a and. "I think I played the worit hockey of my career over the weekend, and I lust decided that I had to contribute to the team any way I can," aald Boaiy, who remained at the 45 - goal level. "If I get U goali, fine. If I don't, that really doesn't matter, jut t ae long aa I help the team. And I think I showed tonight that I don't necessarily have to score to help our team." Bossy made that quite clear with his quartet of assists, aa he set up Bryan Trottler twice, as well as Greg Gilbert and John Tonelll. "I felt a lot better tonight," said Bossy, who helped the Isles Increase their Patrick Division lead over the Washington Capitals to three points. "Sometimes, when I get Into a slump. I'tJ keep all my thought to myself. I keep things Inside a lot. and then it starts to overflow." Isles' Oeneral Manager Bill Torrey taw Bossy's emotional dam giving way.and ha came to the rescue Monday by having a heart - to - heart talk with hit superstar right winger. The chat did a world of good for Botty "It was a friendly talk, nothing bitter," said Botty. "I think it Jutt helped me relax." The cool, calm, collected Bossy got his passing act In gear early, when he set up Trottler at 11:41 of the first period. After New Jersey's Don Lever tied It at 1 - 1 with a power play goal at 17:23 of the opener, Botty assisted on three of the Isles' next four goal to help secure the victory. Ho assisted Tonelll at 4 IS of the second period (for Tonelli's second goal of the game) and he connected with Trottler at 1 OS of the third. He then helped set up Gilbert at 11 00 of the third. a Late rally by Rangers falls short NEW YORK The Boston Bruins speni five minutes dominating the New York Rangers Tuesday night and ii mtnutea scrambling to keep the advantage they had establUhed. They did ... barely. Keith Crowder scored twice and Steve Kasper once in the opening 4. SI and Rick Middleton added a goal at 13.21 of the period to give the Bruins 44 margin. Then the Rangers staged a furious third - period rally that Juit fell abort as Boston prevailed ( - 4. "We got up by four and kind of sat back a Uttle," said Bruins defense - man Ray Bourque. "Our game Is to go out and forecheck and play the game In their end. We didn't do it after the first five minute." Crowder agreed. "We had a great first period and then tailed off." he said. "They picked it up. We got a little fancy and tried to do what we're not famous for." The Rangers came back with fierce determination, outshootlng the Bruins 2J - 7 over the final two periods. "We put Ourselves in a hole and made It lough on ourselves." said Pierre Larouche. "But tonight, the comeback, was a good sign of the character of our team." The Rangers, who rallied with three goals in lets than five minutes m the third period to pull within 4 - 1, wasted the game - In hand edge they held ever Philadelphia in the race for third place In the Patrick Division. The Rangers trail the Flyers by three points. Boston's win moved the Brains within four points of first - place Buffalo In the Adams Division. Crowder struck just 1:40 Into the contest by skating out of the left - wing corner and. after his wrist shot was blocked by Rangers goalie Glen Han - Ion, poking In the rebound. Crowder , connected again at 4 01 on a nice setup by Tom Fergus. Just U seconds later, Steve Kasper knocked a rebound over a fallen Han - Ion to make It J - 0. Rick Middleton collected his 45th goal of the season when he tipped In a pass from Barry Pedersoo on a Bos - llon power play at 11.21. That goal established the 4 - 0 lead that the I Rangers whittled away at on scores iby Blaine Stoughlon, Mark Osborno and Mark Pavelich against Boston goalie Doug Keans. But ust M seconds after Pavelich (scored, Middleton set up Pederto for the winning goal, offsetting Pave. 'Uch's second goal of the night on a power pUy with 1 41 left. The assist .was the 400tb of Middlcton'a' career. Bourque scored into an empty net for Boston with seven seconds re - - BASEBALL REPORT - LeLeLeLeLftJeHaml'''' tBBooooooooooV I til ' BaoooooooooooflsateXeaVI teXeH " XeXsf BaooooooooooooooooooootoK - aoooooooXeLfcr" - PMbsW. k r , i K - J Dodger baby blue The Associated Pre Four - day - old Rlcardo Valenxuela smiles as his mother Linda, wife of Dodger pitching ace Fernando Valenxuela, shows him off Tuesday. Rlcardo. who weighed 1 pounds. 11V ounces at birth Friday. U the couple's second son. A's McCatty drops 'macho' role , PHOENIX. Ariz OAklAnd A right hvtdr $(wv McCtty, who pitched through thoj pln of O torn rot tor cuff In 1WZ wyt "th tfys of Doing nucM ttxwlng hord or ovor" or hint no "I vo gono MO dogroot lnc th In ury 1 m mixing up my pitch and trying to hoop battort off bolanco " McCatty Mid "IdontknowHmyfMt boll will ovor como bock and. of Hr.. I was vptot about mat I know guys up at ma plata aro toying. Ho not throwing mat hard ' and shaking molr hood won daring how I got mom out "But If you ra successful, what dlf farence does it make how yog pitch? I m even striking mora hitters out now I remember once I lost a game to Bait) mora Hast season) Scott McOregor won I bet ho wasn t throwing M miles n hour But winning is what counts in this gamf " So far In spring Training, McCatty Is 2 0 with a 0 n earned run average In 11 Innings of work "I ae to say tt. but he t going to be so much of o batter pitcher because of me !nury." said A's pitching coach RonSchuoler "He t sin weeks ahead of whert he was last year at this time He doasn t show any fear of losing or any fear of the hitters Ho s getting close to the McCatty of three years ago " In in l, McCatty went 14 7 and lad the American League tn ERA at 2 tt He also was runrwrvp In voting tor the Cy Young Award But McCatty had 1 complete games mat season and II In ItM the year Oakland mene)er Billy Martin let hit pitchers set a nwecvday major league record of 9 complete games McCatty' s arm began hurting early In the 192 season and he was on the dlsa bled list by July He said he was told by a doctor that his rotator cuff "was gone ' and that he d never pitch again ' It was a macho thing I was to Intent on going nlhd Innings that any pain you had you pushed It away What t should have done is missed a turn," he said "I started babying my arm and that only changed my motion and ag gravated the mury It led to two years I d rather forget " The foot 1. 19S pound McCatty was a combined 12 11 the pasf two seasons. but showed signs of recovery last Au gust when he threw a pair of shutouts In an 11 - day span Balboni lifts Royals over Yankees, 122 FORT MYERS. Fie Steve Bel bonl come back to haunt hit former Yankee teammates at ha hit a two - run homer and a two - run double to lead the Kansas City Royalt to a II I win ovor the Yankee The Yank lumped to a H load In the llrtl on Steve Kemp t RBI - double and Don Baylor t run producing tin - (K it wat all downhill from more Knuckleballer Phil Nlakro wont SI a Innings and yielded tl runt on teven hit Including homo run to Onla Con - copclon and Balboni. Clay Christiansen, who had given up no run In II previous tnhlbltton Inning, wa combed lor la run and sl hit In two Inning. Including a throe - run home run by Oerryl Motloy The Yankee. 5 - 11. plan to tend Shane Rawlay, Jos RIo and Dave Rkjtiettl again) the Met thl otter Hudson hurls Phils to 3 - 1 win over Mots CLEARWATER. Fla Charlie Hudson hold me Mat to on run In tvn Inning e ho led the Phillies to a S I win Tuesday Hudson, the first Phllllo pltchor to go seven Innings this spring, gave up only tour hit and eilowod one on - aarnad run. The Met icorod In the third inning whan second baseman Luis Aguaye dropped a ball with two out, allowing Keith Hernendai to core. The Phillies, took tho load In th fourth whan Jo Lttobvre t double to contort leld en (tarter and loser Mike Torres drove In ten Maiusiek end Mike Schmidt Aguaye added en In urance run In th sevanth Inning with e single to drive In Letobvre. who had doubled Soever happy to be with Series contender SARASOTA. Fl Tom Soever dldn I como to thl haven toe th retired with any thought ol calling It OUH Although Soevar Isn t yet In his golden years, tho J year - old While So pitcher definitely Is In tha twilight ot hi great ceroor Thar arc e taw pertonal goals like winning JO0 gemos - within reach But Soever toomt mot eultod about the prospect ot ploying tor a contender aftor spending the last two toason with th Mel "I want to make e good Impression." said Soever, who has won throe Cy Young awards end 11 malar leeou games. l went to shew my teammate mat I can contribute to what they ere striving tor "I wont to prove to the guy I put on tha unltorm with, that t can help Thl I not e club thet went omobody round chasing personal goal Soever he glvan M toammata lit tie to complain about since coming lo tho White Sea Jan. n. In two spring training appaarance. hat unscered upon. Soever ha walked only two bailors, struck eul st and given up live hit lnhls sevw. Inning ot work thl spring Pat Corrales Ukes what he see Corrales Impressed with rookie's speed TUCSON. Aril Outfielder Don Carter" paed ha caught the eye of Indians manager Pat Corrales "We ve clocked him el 1 - 4 second on e bunt.' said Corral. "The kid can fly ' Carter, acquired In August whon the Indian sent Manny Trlllo to the Montreal Ekpos. spent last season In Oou ble A ball with Memphis and outlaw, hilling It; with It steal "I believe Carter Is going to be a good player tor some team In the big league. ' Corrale said "Th only question It hi hitting Ho can do everything el bunt, steal a base plnchrun And the kid Is e tremendous centarf ielder I love his defense Carter, appearing mostly In the morning B ' game for tha Indian thl spring It II for u for e Mt ever age SO ot hit hit are bunt hew York's Nick FoUu wat ejected with a gross misconduct penalty at the end of the first per10 Aer ha was iavolf ed in aa altercation with aUdlaoa Square Cardan spectator. Cubs' Hall, Ruthven engage In brawl YUMA, Aril Outfielder Mel Hail and (WKher Dick Ruthven el the Cub had M be pulled apart Tuesday a tier getting bile e fight during batting r'eclMO before a game who the adre. Cetcher Jody Davit said thai Ruth von had bean pkketg up baseball behind second base during betting prac. flee end putting mem In. e basket Ruthven apparently esked Hall to help afore tha two had were end began twinging About II teammate pulled them apart. Manager Jim Fray then held a meeting t canterfioui and told the players to knock H eft. ' Royals' connection says coke is common KANSAS CITY. Kan The man accused of being the drug connection tor .four Kansas City Royal player who received prison terms toys cocaine Is problem In baseball and that lie used the drug with players from overel American League club "There e whole lot more team Involved than lust tha Royals." Mark LlebL 11. taid In a series of Interviews with The Ksnut City Time. Llebl received a l year lail term Monday tor conspiring to distribute cocaine and for using a telephone to conspire to distribute cocaine Llebl. a former liquor store owner described an evwj Revolt Ion end e "baseball nut." said In the recent In - terview thet he used cocaine with player he met through tho Royal rem the Red So. While Sox. A and Twin. He said he used cocaine with nearly 30 player from American League team, mainly during tha IM1 aeton. He did not give any names. Llebl contended m the Time Interviews that cocaine use emone player "wat taken tor granted end wat winked at by some loam official. "They all had their connection. - he said. "They (baseball otticlaisl ere wrong when they say thai people go out and seek those player to sell drug to. I wawi I standing out there saying. Hey. come ever lwjro boy. I v got some cocaine for you.' They sought mo out " This .V that TRIVIA QUESTIONS Which Slug ger led kit league In homer me fust seven yeartof his career lAIAUcker Atanna, BI Babe . ICI fleet Klner, (Dl Borneo vre - Answer toi - Av Only five player have tvmr olugoing averef above .eee Ihey ere f Rom to. Ted Wlllfmt J4. Lou GaArla Ml. Jlmmlt fait Mt and Man Creenberg 401 Hick ivr - UtH. for the second straight year, ha been named the Indian opening day pitcher. The veteran right bander, troubled by e series of minor Iniuries this spring, nonotholo I scheduled I start tar too Indian en April 1 whan they epea their season ogmt the Ranger la) Arlington. TRIVIA ANSWER! (CI. Wearietcfcy, Morcfi IT, 198 - T Peffghkeepsie Jovfrtpl27 Supreme Court gets the ball in college football TV suit By Bob Mimethelmer Cannot Newt Bervke WASHINOTON At the sports announcers would say, the Supreme Court was handed tha football Tuesday. Tho court heard arguments about who should control television rights to college football games the colleges themselves or the National Collegiate Athletic Association. From the Justice!' quettiont. It appeart they agree with tower court decisions that the NCAA's exclusive control violates antitrust law. If those decltiont are upheld, it would Invalidate S263 million In contracts between the NCAA and television networks, and could drastically change which college football garnet are televised, The univertitlet of Oklahoma and Georgia, schools with major football programs, brought the challenge because they say they could do better bargaining for their own television contracts. Their lawyer, Andy Coats, the mayor of Oklahoma City, Okla , urged the court to "return us to the free market." The current system unfler which the NCAA limits the number of games and how often a team can appear on television it a clattic antitrust violation that limits competition and fixes prices. Coats said Coats said football should enjoy the same freedom as college basketball. where tchoolt can tell the rights to gantes that are not on a national net work. "In basketball." he taid. 'the competitive balance hat never been better " But Frank Eatterbrook, representing the NCAA, taid that beceuie colleges are rivals on the football field doetn't mean they have to be rivelt In telling the rights to their games He described college football as part of the entertainment Industry and noted ,1 - hait the television terlet "Dallas," made by an independent producer, Is shown exclusively on one network so it won't compete against itself NCAA regulation!, he laid, are designed to maintain the Competitive balance between teams by spreading the television exposure, which helps more teams attract good players Because of the nature of television, Eatterbrook taid, the NCAA can t raise Its revenues by limiting the number of televised games. "Advertisers aren't buying the games." he said. "They're buying the viewers who watch the games and if the games aren't competitive, fewer viewers will be attracted." But the two Justices who dominated the quettioning didn't seem persuad ed by the NCAA's arguments Justice Byron White, a former All - American running back at the University of Colorado, compared the NCAA regutattont to 'twoiupermar kets agreeing not to compete." And Justice John Paul Stevens said that by limiting the number of televised garnet, the NCAA wat clearly raiting its revenues Representing the Justice Department, Solictor General Rex Lee told the nine Justice! that the NCAA's control violates the Sherman Antitrust Act became It it a restraint of trade The NCAA has two years left on Itt contract A ith ABC and CBS, under which eaxh network pays at least till 1 million for the rights to JS games each year Another 111 million contract with cable television's Turner Broadcasting System ended latt year. ABC and CBS each mutt permit 12 different teams to appear over a two - year period, with no college appearing more than six times. If those contracts were invalidated, each college or conference could make its own television arrangements. The court is expected to ittue ' ruling sometime before July ' During the arguments. Justice Harry Blackmun atked Coats if he wanted the freedom for "Oklahoma lo be on every Saturday " "Not if we don't do any better than we did last year," Coats replied. The Oklahoma Sooner were M last fall, not a good season by Oklahoma's standards Proposed NFL rule change would halt 'sack d lancing HONOLULU (AP) A rule Change proposal that would ban such demonstrations as Mark Gastineau's "sack dance" and the end lone celebration of Washington's "Fun Bunch" was among proposals considered Tuesday at the National Football League meetings. A number of proposed changes, including a new approach to having a game official view television replays of certain controversial calls, were dltcusted by the NFL't competition committee and will be presented to the owners today. Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula. discussing the proposed change in the current "taunting rule" to include overly demonstrative acts by players, said the competition committee "takes the position that spontaneous demonstrations are OK, but prolonged, excessive or premediated demonstrations should be banned " Asked about the dance performed by the New York Jets' Gastineau, Shula said it was "prolonged and premediated," and he also said the group celebration by Redskins players after Washington touchdowns would be in violation of the proposed rule change It would be included In the current rule against flagrant taunting, and carry a 15 - yard penalty. Scores would not be erased because of violation!, with the penalty being assessed on the ensuing kickoff. Another proposal would make it il - PRO FOOTBALL BOB IRSAV TOM LANORY legal for a defensive player to take a running start from beyond the line of scrimmage In order to leap and attempt to block field goal .and point after touchdown kicks Cowboys open talks with landry DALLAS The cash from the rec ord ISO million sale of the Dallas Cowboys is not expected to change hands for at least another month, but managing partner Tex Schramm it already working to tign coach Tom Landry to a new contract "The sale should be completed in 30 to 4.5 days," Schramm laid "Hopefully, we can alto get Tom tigned to a new contract " Landry's contract is scheduled to expire after the next season, the Cow boys' 25th year in the NFL Colts foe April I doodllno BALTIMORE NFL commission er Pete Rorelle tayt he wants a decision by April I about where the Colts will play so he can start drawing the ISM season schedule Rorelle, attending an NFL owners meeting In Hawaii, suggested the April 1 deadline to Jimmy Irsay. son of Colts owner Robert Irsay, who was not at the meeting Jimmy Irsay said his father 'would like to meet" .that deadline, but he did not indicate whether his father was leaning toward keeping the team In Baltimore or moving it to Indianapolis or Phoenix, Arix. "All his options are open," Irsay said. "He'd like to take his time because it's such a big decision " Nonetheless, Roselle said he nejeds a decision by April because "we have to know whether to work around the Orioles or not " Kelly USFl ploytte ol wowk NEW YORK Quarterback Jim Kelly, whose passing and running led the Houston Gamblers to a 32 - 21 victory over the previously undefeated New Jersey Generals last Sunday, was named the United States Football League Player of the Week. Kelly, a rookie, completed 22 of It passes for 271 yards and a touchdown and also was Houston's leading rusher against the Generals with (5 yards on six carries. BRAKE PROBLEMS. TRY STOPPING AT MIDAS. We do oer 500.000 brake jobs a year. So if you need brake service, featuring Guaranteed shoes and pads, or want a free brake inspection, the best place lor you to stop is Midas." 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