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91 W 1' W. V V W 9'W 9' .'T r v ,r. r1 r r ' . REPUBLIC THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC , J Friday, 44A(Uifr27' 1985 ' Baseball G2 Football G3 I I rr-i Outdoor Arizona G4 I I L J Update G5 y J - i Scoreboard G8 vU Darryl Clack Arizona State running back, hobbled by a leg injury, will not start Saturday night against Southern Cat but is expected to play. Sophomore Darryl Harris probably will start at tailback. G3. tfllfcll il tart Bob Hurt Republic Columnist uoikist agrees to sponsor Fiesta Bow! Good and bad in Fiesta move Football bowl games appear to be moving into the age of corporate sponsorships, and the Fiesta Bowl is on the leading edge. Look for other bowls to follow, the Fiesta, which on Thursday announced Sunkist as a corporate sponsor. Commercialism has reared its' ugly head in bowl business. Ugh. By grabbing rich sponsors, bowls offset decreasing television revenue. Just what college football needs, right? More commercialism. What's next? Will C&H bankroll the Sugar Bowl? Maybe, Anita Bryant will sponsor the Orange Bowl. Maybe Dick Lowe's oil company can take over the Cotton. Bowl, since its boss no longer is picking up the tab for Texas ' Christian football players. The Fiesta Bowl has a nice clean sponsor, a cooperative with state roots and one long engaged in supporting the bowl. The Fiesta considered five other potential sponsors. Philosophically, it's difficult to cheer. Practically, it's difficult to criticize. In three years, with a proposed $2.1 million payoff to each team, the aggressive, progressive Fiesta guys can compete with everybody but the Rose Bowl ($6 million a team). Given an equal payoff, and a few more years to erode tradition, the Fiesta would appear to be in a position to achieve its ambition of-presenting a national championship game. While applauding the Fiesta for stepping decisively to the front of a new trend, I rue the step itself. The Fiesta has been a community effort, not an advertising , gimmick. It's a showcase for college football, not a pause for a message from the sponsor. Perhaps I overreact. Face it, sponsors' dough already supports many sports. You cannot see the shirts on tennis players' backs for all the sponsors' emblems. Indy 500 cars seem to be held together by sponsors' decals. The U.S. ski team is sponsored by a Japanese car. A Swedish car, finances pro tennis. Pro golf tour-, naments are backed by everything from Isuzu to Busch. , Expect more. Mickey Holmes, executive director of the Sugar Bowl, said his group has discussed sponsors. Holmes has no philosophical ' problem with the move but admits Hart, G3 By BOB YOUNG Arizona Republic Staff The Fiesta Bowl and Sunkist Growers have entered into a five-year agreement that eventually will double the payoffs to participating teams in the New Year's Day football game, officials announced Thursday. At a news conference at the Arizona Biltmore, Fiesta Bowl executive director Bruce Skinner said there will be two changes. "The name of the game will be changed to the Sunkist Fiesta Bowl, and the payoff to the two participating teams will increase" he said. "All other arrangements will be the same. The Fiesta Bowl will still have complete control of all arrangements and team selections." Terms of the agreement were not released. However, Skinner said the bowl will receive $500,000 in 1986, with 90 percent going to team payoffs. That will raise the per-team payoff to about $1.1 million. The Fiesta paid $885,931 each to Miami (Fla.) and UCLA for last year's game. Skinner said by the third year of the agreement, the Fiesta will reach parity with the Sugar, Cotton and Orange bowls about $2.1 million a team. The Sunkist payoff will continue to increase over the final two years, but not as significantly. The Fiesta Bowl is not the first to enter, into an agreement with a corporate sponsor.' The Tangerine Bowl changed its name to the Florida Citrus Bowl under similar circumstances two years ago. That, however, was for less money about $250,000. Skinner said the Fiesta Bowl has been considering the idea of corporate sponsorship for more than a year because increases in television revenue have become more difficult to attain. "Ever since Day One, it has been the drive of this bowl to be the No. 1 bowl game in the country," he said. "This will give us our first chance to bring a national championship game here." The Arizona Republic learned, the deal was on-again, off-again during August, and was apparently in limbo, until a meeting between bowl officials and Sunkist board members in Los Angeles last Friday. An agreement in principle was reached Wednesday morning. The contract will not be signed for another 10 to 15 days. Fiesta, G3, AP Appreciating Arnie Spectators show their approval Thursday as Arnold Palmer; second day of pro-am play in Unionmutual's Seniors Golf studies his chip onto the green of the 17th hole during the Classic in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. ance skips physical over dispute By NORM FRAUENHEIM Arizona Republic Staff Phoenix Suns forward Larry Nance did not report Thursday for his physical and is not expected to travel today to Prescott for training camp because of a contract dispute. Nance will be subject to a series of fines because he has a current contract a six-year deal worth $3.1 million. For every practice he misses, he is subject to a $150 fine. For every exhibition game he misses, he is subject to a $500 fine. If he misses any regular-season games, the fine will amount to one-eighty-second of his $500,000 salary, or .$6,097.56 a game. The fines are standard. They were .determined in the league's last collective. bargaining agreement. Suns general manager Jerry Colangelo said he has to levy them. Nance's holdout was not a surprise. His agent, Larry Fleisher of New York, hinted on Tuesday that Nance would not report because Fleisher said there was no progress in negotiations for a new contract Nance is seeking a deal that is comparable to the contracts signed last year by Adrian Dantley of the Utah Jazz, Buck Williams of the New Jersey Nets and Mark Aguirre of the Dallas Mavericks. Each contract is worth between $900,000 and $1 million a year. Colangelo said he has made several proposals to Fleisher. He said he has not . heard from Fleisher since Tuesday. "I am disappointed Larry chose not to report," Colangelo said. Nance is referring all questions to .Fleisher. An issue involves $834,000 that is deferred in payments through 1999. Colangelo said he has offered to make some of that money available to Nance in the form of a loan. The Suns' general manager also said he has offered several incentive clauses that 'would allow Nance to add between $40,000 and $200,000 to his annual salary. Colangelo said the clauses include: Number of minutes that Nance plays. Number of games in which he plays. Number of Suns victories. Suns playoff performance. Suns,G7 Macy rejects Chicago offer, rips Colangelo By NORM FRAUENHEIM Arizona Republic Staff The Chicago Bulls on Thursday offered Phoenix Suns free agent Kyle Macy a three-year contract, but Macy said he rejected it because he would have taken a cut in pay. Macy, a 6-foot-3 guard, earned $300,500 last year in the final year of a five-year contract with the Suns. Macy said he also turned down the Chicago offer because only two years were guaranteed. "I think I can still wait and get a better deal," Macy said, from Peru, Ind., where he is staying with his parents. Macy has been seeking a four-year deal at about $400,000 a year. He was bitter toward the Suns and general manager Jerry Colangelo for stories about his inability to keep up in their plans for a faster-paced game. "The one thing that really disturbed me was the way Phoenix has handled it," Macy said. "With Maurice Lucas (traded in August to the Los Angeles Lakers), they decided to go with Ed Pinckney. "But with me, they haven't done that. They made up all kinds of reasons that I was too slow and I couldn't fit into the fast break." Macy was upset at the Suns' announced interest in free-agent guard John Paxson of the San Antonio Spurs, and Jerry Sichting, who has signed, an offer sheet from the Boston Celtics. Neither, Macy said, is known for his quickness. "Jerry is just putting out a lot of propaganda, trying to sell stuff to the fans that just isn't true," Macy said. "Sooner or later, the fans will wise up and Jerry won't ' be able to get away with that." Colangelo said he has tried to make a deal for Macy. The Spurs, Indiana Pacers and Cleveland Cavaliers also are interested. "Candidly, I have encouraged teams to make an offer," Colangelo said. "I have extolled the merits of . Kyle Macy to teams throughout the league. "At one time, we did tender him an offer, but he has now been a free agent for several months. The coaches " have decided he doesn't fit. "As it relates to his derogatory remarks, I won't, dignify them." Macy's agent, Norman Blass, said he hopes to - continue negotiations with the Bulls. He said Macy-wants to play in Chicago. "Kyle called me this (Thursday) morning and said, 'Do what you can do to get me to Chicago,' " Blass said from New York. "If the Bulls can come up with a fair, and decent offer, we will sign in 24 hours, and we'll be there. "Phoenix will not stand in the way. They have said . so." ; ' pJ'J H ?H V x " Cards win, maintain 4-game lead i Tudor wins 20th, gets 10th shutout if Dwight Gooden of the Mets bears down against the Chicago Cubs in-a, game won by rjew York, 3-0. Gooden posted his eighth shutout. Republic Sports Wires John Tudor won his 20th game of the season with a four-hitter and his 10th shutout, pitching the Cardinals to a 5-0 win Thursday night over the Philadelphia Phillies in St Louis. The Cardinals retained their four-game lead in the National League East over the second-place New York Mets, who beat the Cubs, 3-0, in Chicago behind Dwight Gooden's eighth shutout of the season. The Cardinals' seventh successive victory and 14th in 15 games reduced their magic number to six. St Louis and the Mets each have nine games remaining, three with each other. Tudor (20-8), striking out seven and walking none, became the fourth 20-game winner in the major leagues this season. He has won his last 10 decisions and 19 of his last 20, and leads the majors in shutouts. ' Tudor's ERA dropped to 2.04, second-best in the league behind Gooden (1.51). Tudor received the only run he needed in the second inning. The Cards took a 1-0 lead when Darrell Porter doubled off Kevin Gross (14-12) and later scored on a double-play grounder. . In Chicago, Gooden (23-4) . kept alive the -MeteVwVW!VprJj' 5th 6jlet6 jamfr 'cflsBta in? hia'tttk season healked WjTflhd sfrticV NL East (Cardinals wins or Mets losses) 6 NLWest (Dodgers wins or Reds losses) AL East (Blue Jays wins or Yankees losses) out seven, improving his season record against the Cubs to 5-0. Gooden has not given up an earned run in his last 48 innings. Gooden worked out of several jams as the Cubs left six runners on base in the first three innings and. 11 in the game. "What can you say? He got better as the innings wore on," Chicago's Ryne Sandberg said. "It was a typical Dwight Gooden : performance. It seemed when he got i into a jam, he'd only be stronger." Sid: Gooden: "This isn't one of 'my favorite places to pitch. It ha3 something to do with the mound. "I thought I had very good stuff. It might have been a little cold to start off with but then I got the feel of the ball." Mets manager Dave Johnson also said it was a typical Gooden performance. "It's gotten to the point where I don't have to worry about a relief pitcher with him," Johnson said. "He actually showed a little more emotion than usual today. He might have said the word 'damn' after a pitch." Gooden drove in a run with an RBI single in the fourth. "It gave us more of a cushion," Gooden said. Taking account of Chicago's eight hits, Johnson said, "I know he was in trouble a lot, but I've seen him get out of trouble so many times, I've got to wonder when he really is in trouble." The Mets gave Gooden all the support he needed in the first inning. Mookie Wilson led off with a double off Chicago starter and loser Johnny Abrego (1-1). 'Wilson moved to third on Wally Backman's single, then came home on Keith Hernandez's run-scoring single. That stood as the game-winning hit, extending Hernandez's major league single-season record in that' category to 24. The game was the season finale between the two clubs, with the Mets taking the series, 14-4. That was in sharp contrast to 1984, when the Cubs topped the Mets, 12-6, on the way to winning the NL East title. Today Sports broadcasts information suppfitd by networks and stations Television - Major league baseball . L Philadelphia at Chicago. WGN. 11:15a.m. San Diego, at Atlanta. WTBS, f 4:35 p.m. san f-rancisco at los Angelas, ASPN.7;30p.m. . Harness racing Breeders Crown series, ESPN, f 7:30 p.m.- Radio '" Major league baseball p Philadelphia at Chicago, KCKY ttlSO), 10:50 a.m. . California at Cleveland, KCKY (1150) and KIKO-FM (100.3), b 4it5p.m E San Francisco at Los Angeles. KiAHvozu;, f:wp.m. High school football Miami at SahuaritaV KIKO (1340), 7 p.m. Etoy Santa Cruz at Coolidge, KCKY (1150), 7:30 p.m. Chandler at Mesa, ' KCKY .(1150), 0:30 p.m.' (tape-de- Hayed) -

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