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FINAL E2 The Arizona Republic Thursday, July 6, 1989 Sports News Briefs BASEBALL WW III r trCk. Eddie Sutton Mentioned as U,S. Senate candidate. Knicks may hire assistant Assistant coach Stu Jackson has emerged as the front-runner in the New York Knicks' coaching search and could be named as soon as Friday or early next week, league sources told the New York Daily News on Wednesday. Jackson, 33, served as an assistant to Rick Pitino for the past two seasons. Knicks General Manager Al Bianchi has maintained a "no-comment" posture throughout the proceedings for a successor to Pitino, who was released from his contract May 30 to take the University of Kentucky job. Dorsctt may be out in Denver Unless Tony Dorsctt has learned to catch John Elway'g passes through a correspondence course, his days as a Denver Broncos running back might be numbered. Broncos Coach Dan Reeves said Dorsett's chances of making the team "are very slim" if Dorsctt hasn't learned to catch the football, a talent that has eluded him throughout his 12-year NFL career. Dorsctt, who lives in Dallas, has been a no-show during most of the Broncos' ofT-season workouts, much to Reeves' chagrin. Dorsctt caught 16 passes for 122 yards last season. Valley clearinghouse considered Committees currently acting independently in trying to lure major league teams and major sporting events to the Valley will consider forming a clearinghouse to keep each aware of what the others are doing. The clearinghouse was proposed at a meeting in Tempe of representatives from at least a dozen sports committees and city governments. Committees represented included the Phoenix Mayor's Professional Sports Advisory Committee, the Metropolitan Sports Alliance, the Phoenix '93 (Super Bowl) Committee, the Tcmpe Sports Authority and the Arizona State University Stadium Committee. Sutton touted for Senate Eddie Sutton, suddenly available since his resignation as University of Kentucky basketball coach, would make a formidable candidate for U.S. Senate in 1990, said former Kentucky Gov. Albert B. "Happy" Chandler. "It's a question of catching on," Chandler said. "I'm inclined to think he might catch on, and if he did, it would be a runaway. I'm going to do what I can to bring it about." Chandler, 90, said he had not discussed a candidacy with Sutton, but wanted to gauge support for one and "communicate that to him, if he's ; '. interested." Sutton did not return a -.' - call to his Lexington, Ky., office. His ; ; ' attorney, Terry McBrayer, said he was unaware of Chandler's effort. Soccer game still on hold ! Soccer's ruling body will decide July 25 the site and date of the wayward World Cup qualifying game between the United States and El Salvador. The game originally was scheduled for Sunday in El Salvador, but FIFA barred the Central American country from staging the qualifier after riotous fans cut short a June 25 game with Costa Rica. The game then appeared headed for Los Angeles, but Costa Rica and Guatemala objected to an extra home game for the United Slates. Canada's Davis ends swimming career ' ' Canadian swimmer Victor Davis, the world record holder in the 200-meter breaststroke and a gold medal winner at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, announced his retirement from competitive swimming in Montreal. Davis, 25, won a gold medal at Los Angeles by completing the 200-meter breaststroke in 13.34 seconds. Redskins' Kaufman retires Washington Redskins linebacker Mel Kaufman, citing a lack of enthusiasm and the strain associated with battling injuries over the past two seasons, announced his retirement. Kaufman, 31, had been the Redskins' starting left linebacker for most of the past eight seasons. He started 78 of 91 games since making the team as a rookie free agent in 1981. Former champ Oliva wins comeback Former WBA welterweight world champion Patrizio Oliva made a successful comeback, scoring a unanimous decision against Howard Stewart of Chicago in Praiano Mare, Italy. Oliva retired in July 1987 when Argentine Juan Martin Coggi knocked him out in a title fight. South Korean adds to archery lead Soo Nyurig Kim of South Korea bettered her world record in women's individual competition as qualifying rounds at the World Archery Championships ended in Lausanne, Switzerland. In men's competition, Stanislav Zabrodsky of the Soviet Union and Allen Rasor, 16, of the United States tied for the lead. Jay Barrs of the United States qualified ninth and Rick McKinney of the United States qualified 21st Ammaccapane wins at Broadmoor Dina Ammaccapane of Phoenix defeated Bernice Gallagher of Cincinnati, 5 and 4, in match play during the Broadmoor Ladies Invitational golf tournament in Colorado Springs, Colo. In another match, Tricia Konz of Mesa defeated Jennie Huvcndick of Edmund, Okla., 2-up. Noteworthy ' Guard Steve Alford was cut by the Golden State Warriors, making him an unrestricted free agent. . . . Willie Banks, a guard who played for the Washington Redskins, New York Giants and New England Patriots in a six-year NFL career, died of arterial sclerosis Sunday at his home in Brentwood, Md. He was 43. . . . Bowler Tom Critcs of Tampa, Fla., defeated David Ozio of Vidor, Texas, 202-191, to win the Kessler Classic in Riverside, Calif. Compiled by John Millea of The Arizona Republic from reports by The Associated Press, United Press international and Mike Patten of The Arizona Republic. Orioles clip Blue Jays with Melvin's help ON THE AIR Television Baseball Padres at Cubs, WGN, 1 1:20 a.m. Reds at Mets, Ch. 3, 6:30 p.m. (taped) Tennis Wimbledon. Ch. 12, 1 p.m., 11:45 p.m. (taped); HBO, 5 p.m. (taped) Pacific Coast League Cannons at Firebirds, ASPN, 7 p.m. Auto racing USAC sprint-car competition, ESPN, 7 p.m. Radio Baseball Padres at Cubs, KAMJ (1230), 11 a.m.; KCKV (1150), 12:30 p.m. (taped) Tigers at Yankees, KAMJ (1 230), 2:45 p.m. (taped) ' Dodgers at Cardinals, KOY (550), 4:45 p.m. Rangers at Angels, KRDS (1 190), KCKY (1 150), 7 p.m. Information wpplied by networks and t tationt. Republic Sport Wires TORONTO Bob Melvin had three hits, including a two-run double, as the Baltimore Orioles edged the Toronto Blue Jays, 5-4, on Wednesday night and reached the halfway point with a 23-game improvement over last season. The Orioles, 47-34, maintain a 64-game lead in the East, the largest lead in the majors. Last year, Baltimore was 24-57 and 26 games out at the midway mark and then finished with the worst record in baseball. Baltimore won its third straight The Blue Jays scored once in the eighth on an RBI ' single by George Bell, but Gregg Olson retired pinch-hitter Lloyd Moseby on a fly ball with the bases loaded to end the inning. The Orioles' Bob Milacki (5-8) gave up ' three runs and five hits in seven-plus innings. Olson got his 13th save. Jimmy Key (7-8) yielded 12 hits in eight innings. Phil Bradley hit a solo home run, his sixth, in the first. Baltimore scored four times on six consecutive hits with two outs in the third. Cal Ripken and Mickey Tettlcton singled and Randy Milligan hit an RBI single. Mclvin had a two-run double and Craig Worthington hit a ground-rule double. Joe Orsulak singled, but center fielder Junior Felix threw out Worthington at the plate. . Manny Lee, Nelson Liriano and Tony Fernandez hit doubles in the third that pulled Toronto within 5-2. Fred McGrifT hit his 19th home run leading off the Toronto fourth. Yankees 9, Tigers 0 NEW YORK Andy Hawkins yielded five hits for his first league shutout as New York posted its second straight shutout for the first time since April 1987. Steve Sax and Luis Polonia each had four hits and drove in three runs. The Yankees had 15 hits, and Roberto Kelly scored four runs. David Palmer, the Tigers' scheduled starter, came down with the flu and Brad Havens (1-2) made his first start since July 7, 1987, when he pitched for Los Angeles. Hawkins (10-8) won for the fifth time in six starts, striking out three and walking none. It was his second complete game. The loss dropped the last-place Tigers to 31-50 after 81 games. Last season after 81 : ' -- . -- - ' : ' ' .'. ' ' '" " '- - ' "' ' ' :' ' ... ' i. . ' ' . - . ' ' .' The Associated Press Roberto Kelly of the Yankees collides with Tigers catcher Mike throw in the fifth inning Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium. The Heath and is called safe after Heath fails to handle an errant Yankees posted their second straight shutout, 9-0. American League games, Detroit was 50-31 and leading the East. The Yankees' Don Mattingly went 0 for 4, ending a 17-game hitting streak. Mariners 7, Twins 3 SEATTLE Ken Griffey Jr. hit two solo home runs and Gene Harris got his first league victory for Seattle. Griffey leads major league rookies with 13 home runs. He connected in the second inning against Mike Dyer and in the seventh off Juan Berenguer for his second two-homer game. Harris (1-1), a rookie who came over in the Mark Langston trade, gave up one run and four hits in six innings. Mike Schooler pitched 1V6 innings for his 19th save in 22 opportunities. Indians 4, White Sox 2 CLEVELAND Greg Swindell won his 11th game and Brad Komminsk hit his first home run since 1985 as Cleveland swept the three-game series. Swindell (1 1-2) won for the seventh time in eight starts and is second in the league in victories. He lowered his ERA to 2.75. The left-hander gave up six hits in 7 innings. Ivan Calderon singled with two outs in the eighth and Carlton Fisk followed with his fifth home run. Doug Jones pitched the ninth for his 21st save. Angels 2, Rangers 1 ANAHEIM, Calif. Dick Schofield hit a run-scoring triple and scored on Johnny Ray's fly in the eighth inning for California. Lance Parrish drew a leadofT walk from Charlie Hough (5-9) and Jack Howell grounded into a force play. Schofield's drive to right center fell when outfielders Cecil Espy and Ruben Sierra ran into each other, and Ray hit a fly ball against Jeff Russell. Chuck Finley (10-6) pitched a five-hitter for his eighth complete game, tops in the league. National League Giants' Wilson stops Pirates; Cubs prevail Rebubllc Sports Wires PITTSBURGH Trevor Wilson gave up two hits in seven innings for his first major league victory and singled home a run Wednesday .night, leading the San Francisco Giants over the Pittsburgh Pirates, 6-4. Kevin Mitchell hit his major league-leading 28th homer and his sixth in seven games against Pittsburgh. Barry Bonds hit a three-run homer, his 11th, in the ninth off Steve Bcdrosian. Wilson, 1-1 after going 0-2 last year, was called up June 18 from the Firebirds. He gave up only one run on Glenn Wilson's sacrifice fly after the Pirates loaded the bases with no outs in the first. "I knew I'd better start getting it together," Wilson said of his first-inning jam. "I was real happy to get out of that with only one run scoring. After that I felt real good." Wilson tied the score at 1-1 in the second with an RBI single that followed singles by Ernest Riles and Jose Uribe. Cubs 5, Padres 3 CHICAGO Mark Grace hit a two-run homer and three doubles for Chicago. Scott Sanderson (8-6) gave up a three-run homer to Marvell Wynne in the first inning. He was hit in the right forearm by Jack Clark's line drive in the fifth and left at the end of the inning. Paul Kilgus, making his second relief appearance of the season, gave up two hits in four innings for his second save. Astros 6, Mets 5 HOUSTON Billy Hatcher had three hits for Houston and Danny Darwin (8-2) relieved Bob Knepper and pitched three scoreless innings, giving up two hits, striking out four and walking none. Dave Smith, the fifth Astros pitcher, pitched the ninth for his 17th save in 18 opportunities. Expos 7, Braves 5 ATLANTA Dennis Martinez won his eighth straight as Montreal rallied from a four-run deficit. V Briefs United Press International Ozzie Smith of the Cardinals tries to avoid the tag from Eddie Murray of the Dodgers after being caught in a rundown during the third inning Wednesday night Martinez (9-1) gave up nine hits in five innings, struck out three and walked two. Pinch-hitter Mike Aldrete tied the score at 5 with a two-run double in the sixth and later Hubie Brooks put Montreal ahead, 6-5, with a sacrifice fly. Cardinals 3, Dodgers 2 ST. LOUIS Jose Oquendo tripled and scored on John Morris double to snap a seventh-inning tie for St. Louis. Oquendo, who began the year with two career triples, hit his fourth triple of the season off John Wetteland (2-1). One out later, Morris doubled into the right field corner off former teammate Rick Horton, the third Dodgers pitcher. Phillies 3, Reds 2 (10) PHILADELPHIA Steve Jcltz scored on a passed ball with one out in the 10th inning for Philadelphia. With the bases loaded and Von Hayes at the plate, Jcltz scored when catcher Jeff Reed could not handle the first pitch from reliever John Franco (2-2). Muscle tear may sideline Gooden for 3-4 weeks Republic Sports Wires Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden, who went on the disabled list last weekend, has been diagnosed as having a slight muscle tear in his right shoulder and may miss 3-4 weeks, the club said Wednesday. The diagnosis, arrived at after extensive tests that included magnetic resonance imaging, alleviated fears that Goodcn's injury was more serious. Gooden was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday. Red Sox Negotiations on a new contract for five-time American League batting champion Wade Boggs resumed with the third baseman saying he is willing to drop his demand for a no-trade clause. Boggs reportedly is seeking a three-year pact for about $8 million. Speculation is that the Red Sox are interested in signing the third baseman and then trading him. The public image of Boggs, a married man, was tarnished during the winter as details came out about his four-year affair with Margo Adams and his confession of being a "sex addict." Texas brawl By the time a Texas League game between Wichita (Kan.) and Midland (Texas) ended Tuesday night, Midland's manager was ejected and six players were bounced after a bench-clearing brawl. Public-address announcer Barry Sykes also was ejected after he had played the Linda Ronstadt tune, When Will I Be Loved? which contains the lyrics, "I've been cheated, been mistreated." It was Sykes timing rather than his tune selection that got him in trouble. He played the song after an argument over an umpire's call that went against the home team. ' In the eighth inning, relief pitcher Luis Mcrcjo applied a hard tag on Wichita's Dave Hollins on a play at first base. Hollins fell over the bag, got up and charged Mcrejo. The Midland manager was ejected for arguing a call one inning earlier. Firebirds fall to Cannons, suffer 3rd straight 1-run loss By Kent Somert The Arizona Republic "Baseball is a simple game," said Firebirds Manager Gordie MacKenzie on Wednesday night. "Score more runs than the other team and you win." It's a philosophy the Firebirds have had difficulty executing the last few games. Calgary defeated the Firebirds, 4-3, in front of an announced crowd of 1,002 at Municipal Stadium. It was Phoenix's third straight one-run loss. "They're using my theories," MacKenzie said. "Again we had opportunities but we just didn't get the big hit we needed. Things just haven't gone our way is what it amounts to." The Firebirds have trailed early in their two losses to Calgary, but have battled back to either tie or go ahead in each game. Tuesday night, an error by Matt Williams in the ninth inning yielded the winning run. Wednesday, Bruce Tanner walked in the winning run in the seventh. "He was just trying to pitch a bit too carefully," MacKenzie said. "He wasn't missing by much, but just enough to do the damage." The score was 3-3 entering the ninth. With one out, Mario Diaz and Mike Kingery singled and Tanner relieved starter Russ Swan. Paul Noce grounded out, but Tanner then walked Mickey Brantley and Jim Wilson to score Diaz. Swan yielded seven hits in 6VS innings and pitched out of several jams. The Cannons scored once in 'the second and twice in the third for a 3-0 lead. Phoenix scored once in the fourth when George Wright singled, went to second on an error and came home on Paul Blair's single. Wright scored again in the sixth. He led off with a single and scored when Blair blooped a double down the left field line. Paul Meyers then singled to drive in Blair. Phoenix had men in scoring position in the eighth and the ninth. Wright walked in the eighth and went to second on a sacrifice by Ken Gerhart. But Jim McNamara flew out to right and Blair grounded to first. Williams doubled with two outs in the ninth, and Mike Laga drew an intentional walk. They advanced to second and third on a wild pitch by Julio Solano, but Solano got Ed Jurak to ground to third, ending the game. Notes ' Firebirds inficlder Tony Perezchica, who has been bothered by a sore tendon in his ,left wrist, did not play Tuesday and was used only as a pinch runner Wednesday, i "It's something he has had for two weeks," MacKenzie said. "It flairs up and then cools off. It really hampers his swing." ... ; The Firebirds have only one pitcher remaining from the starting rotation with which they began the season. But MacKenzie is optimistic about his team's chances in the second half. " "We're in the thick of it and we haven't gotten hot or played really good yet. I $till oelieve our Ditching (is) going to keep. us in ball games."- f

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