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eagi'"ie'are'' 2S THE DES MOINES REGISTER Wednesday, November 22, 1989 SPORTS FOCUS IF II II I I ' p I II Ul w ,4t I) l M , ,- -nil- n ii. II BOBBY HANSEN Hansen to magazine: Thanks for nothing Utah guard Bobby Hansen says Sports Illustrated'! story on bow defenses try to stop Chicago's Michael Jordan has done nothing but make Jordan more determined to produce big scoring games. Jordan has scored 40 or more points in four games this season. "Sports Illustrated didn't do us any favors," said Hansen, who guards Jordan when their teams play. "All this did was give Michael something else to shoot for. He's now out to prove to everyone that there is no way he can be stopped consistently. And I don't think he can be." Hansen is a former West Des Moines Dowling and University of Iowa standout D TutSday'S amis. Ballets 17, Backs tl: At Landover, Md., Bernard King scored seven points in the final 2 minutes 38 seconds and seldom-used Mel Turpin blocked three shots in the fourth quarter to boost Washington. The Bullets snapped a five-game losing streak. . . . Hawks 103, Pistons 96: At Auburn Hills, Mich., Atlanta jumped to a big lead early and snapped the Pistons' regular-season home winning streak at 25 games. The Hawks led by 20 points in the first quarter and 21 in the second. . . . Pacers 119, Celtics 111: At Indianapolis, Chuck Person scored 18 of his 37 points in the fourth quarter for Indiana. The Pacers, who had been averaging 20 turnovers a game, turned the ball over just six times Heat 98, Hornets 87: At Charlotte, N.C., Billy Thompson survived a blow to the mouth that knocked out his bridgework, scoring 25 points in Miami's victory. Thompson lost his teeth in a third-quarter collision with Charlotte rookie J.R. Reid's elbow. . . . Knicks 114, Rockets 10: At New York, in a battle between the league's top centers, New York's Patrick Ewing had 33 points and nine rebounds in the overtime victory. Houston's Akeem Olajuwon, who fouled out at 1:04 of overtime, had 23 points and 11 rebounds. D Sampson Struggles. Injuries have knocked the legs out from under Ralph Sampson. Sacramento removed the 7-foot 4-inch center from its starting lineup last week, and Coach Jerry Reynolds said Tuesday Sampson might be placed on the injured reserve list That move would sideline him for at least five games. "I think he's going on the injured reserve list today for rehabilitation," Reynolds said. "I don't know if that's official yet" For Sampson, who has had three knee operations, the move to the bench is the latest downward turn in his NBA career. A national player of the year in college, Sampson was the first pick in the 1983 NBA draft and was rookie of the year in the 1983-84 season with Houston, averaging 21 points a game. But his play declined with his knee injuries. He has been traded twice, and in eight games this season, had averaged just six points per game. D Nebraska-Omaha player honored. Todd Cuip, who played football for Des Moines Hoover High School and plays for the University of Nebraska-Omaha, was one of 11 football players selected as a scholar-athlete by the National Football Foundation Awards Committee. Culp qualifies for a $2,000 graduate fellowship, if he decides to seek a graduate degree. Culp, a 6-foot 2-inch, 230-pound lineman, is majoring in civil engineering and has a 3.61 grade-point average. D Quad City honoree. Quad City Angel pitcher Glenn Carter has been named to the Topps National Association Class A All-Star team. Carter had a 15-6 record and 2.05 earned-run average in 1989. He led the Midwest League with 190 strikeouts in 166 innings. European runners aid Cyclones' triumph By DAN JOHNSON Register Stiff Writer The story of Iowa State's team championship in Monday's NCAA men's cross-country meet was told when Coach Bill Bergan congratulated senior John Nuttall for finishing first in the 10,000-meter race. "National champion," Bergan said. "No," Nuttall replied. "National champions." Such was the 1989 theme for the Cyclones, who outran Oregon, 54-72, with Wake Forest a distant third. "The whole season was aimed at the team title," Nuttall said. "We worked as a team for it all season. The individual title was a bonus." Bergan agreed. "This team had a lot of chemistry," he said. "It was a close-knit group of guys. Their minds have been set on winning the national championship since spring." Honor Planned Iowa State will honor the runners at halftime of Monday's home basketball game against Florida A & M. The Cyclones' 54 points determined by adding the placings of the school's top five finishers was the second-lowest total in 25 NCAA meets. Nuttall and Jonah Koech finished first and second, Darrell Smith was seventh among the team competitors, Roland Pauwels was 21st and Andrew Hollens was 23rd. "In the past, I've been the fifth man even when I was injured and not running well," Hollens said. "This year, I was in shape, but I'd have to push to be the fifth man. I think the depth we've got is the reason we did so well." The team's foundation was laid a ' decade ago when Bergan started recruiting European runners. That established a connection that brought Nuttall, Smith, Hollens and Jonathon Brown from Great Britain to Iowa State. Koech is a native of Kenya and Pauwels is from Belgium. Wisconsin's Sean Mulheron the team's No. 7 runner Monday, as the only American on the first team. Culture Shock Iowa State has benefited from the difficulty students face in trying to enter college in other countries. "In England, I probably wouldn't have a chance to go to college," Hollens said. "Only about 5 percent of the graduating secondary school students get to go to college." Coming to the United States was something of a cultural shock, Hollens said. He is just now getting used to cars being driven on the right side of the street. "I'll probably look the wrong way when I cross the street and get run over," Hollens said. . Now that Iowa State has established an international reputation, it should help the Cyclones attract other runners from abroad. "Its training program is so good and it has the reputation of producing good runners," Brown said. "Once you get foreigners who run well, you'll get others." Pressure Last Year Iowa State was ranked No. 1 all season. Its previous best showing in the national meet was last year, when it placed sixth as the host school at Jester Park in Granger. "Last year, we hosted the meet, A I s 2 I 5 iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiimiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinii.iiiiiiiiiimiimiiiiii WINNEBAGO PACE ARROW BOUNDER LeSHARO TIOGA CHIEFTAIN HONEY o o GREAT SERVICE FAIR PRICES 52 WEEKS A YEAR! PLEASE CALL COLLECT 515-336-2121 OR TOLL FREE 1-800-397-8206 Cav4 I rf Mnaiiiaun rviu mi-. ....... ....... 3 Jefferson, IA 5 iUUUltf Associated Press v n F"- ... - i " i2 - 4 ' v .1. r lfnflllV M ,r -Mmiiiiiiiii 5 , , "-: S1 .'tai r WtaiiliH? nTKrrim., 8 trnin iti nf "if iiiTifltiiiiri---iiiiMi-iMi--i ----i.ii-n--iiiiiill-iiii;.iii-,-rrrn-'iT--rnrr-g J iii.i.. liiPfcia With the city's skyline in the background, the Chicago shadows of the old ballpark. The 43,000-seat stadium on White Sox'i new Comiskey Park takes shape in the the Sooth Side will be ready for the 1991 season. Signing!. The New York Yankees signed free- D Collusion letter. Players who were in the ma-agent right-hander Pascual Perez to a three-year guar- jor leagues in 1985 are being asked to submit claims anteed contract Tuesday. Perez, who made $850,000 in for their share of $10.5 million an arbitrator says base-1989, gets a $600,000 signing bonus, a $100,000 reloca- ' ball owners owe for collusive acts four years ago. The tion bonus, $1.2 million in 1990 and $1.9 million in each Major League Baseball Players Association, under of the 1991 and 1992 seasons. Perez, 32, was 9-13 with a orders from arbitrator Thomas Roberts, has sent ques-3.31 earned-run average in 33 games this season for tionnaires to hundreds of players, seeking their claims. Montreal. Perez has a career record of 64-62 with a Roberts ruled on Sept. 21, 1988, that owners violated 3.48 ERA in six-plus seasons in the major leagues. ... the labor agreement with the players by acting in con-Cleveland signed free-agent reliever Cecilio Guante to. cert against 1985 free agents, restricting their move-a one-year contract. Guante, 29, a right-hander, ap- ment and reducing their bargaining power. The owners peared in 50 games for Texas last season. He was 6-6 also were found guilty of collusion in 1986, but dam-with two saves and a 3.91 ERA. ages have not been set. TV replay rule expected to be passed National Hockey League owners are expected to approve a proposal to begin using instant replays to rule on controversial playoff goals during league meetings next u.onth. Blackhawks General Manager Bob Pnlford .said he expects the matter to be passed during the gathering of NHL executives Dec. 7-9 in West Palm Beach, Fla. "It's probably not a bad idea," Pulford said. "It won't be in effect in the regular season. There's merit to it for the playoffs, but we've got to find out how it works first." To test the system, owners plan to have an experimental period next preseason. Although some would like to see the replays start in the spring's playoffs, it seems more probable that they won't be implemented until the playoffs that finish the 1990-91 season. Kerr out 4-6 weeks. Doctors expect Tim Kerr, who had arthroscopic surgery on his shoulder Tuesday, could be back playing hockey with the Philadelphia Flyers in four to six weeks. The surgery showed the damage to right wing's left shoulder, which doctors had feared was a tear in the rotator cuff, was not that severe, Dr. John Gregg, the Flyers' orthopedic surgeon, said. fl Tuesday's games. Jets 4, Islanders 3: At Uniondale, N.Y., Doug Smail scored with 2:28 left to give Winnipeg a 4-3 comeback victory over New York. Smail tipped in a shot from the deep slot by Dave Ellett past goaltender Glenn Healy. . . . Bruins 2, Red Wings 1: At Detroit, Bob Sweeney scored his ninth goal of the season 2:09 into overtime to lift Boston to its sixth straight victory. . . . Flames 4, Nordiques 4: At Quebec, Joe Sakic scored his second goal of the game with less than 2 minutes remaining to lift Quebec to a 4-4 tie with Calgary. D An open book. By a vote of 23-0, the Red Wings were among five National Hockey League teams to vote unanimous ly in favor of disclosing player salaries, which could be made public next month. ' . Bill Bergan "Team had a lot of chemistry" wh'ch was kind of a distraction," Ber gan said. "The guys were putting pressure on themselves and I didn't sense that until race day, and by then, it was too late. We were proba bly a year away from doing real well, although we probably should have been second if we had run our best." The disappointment was a spring board for this year's success. As early as April, the team was talking about winning the NCAA meet. "I think we learned a lot from last year," Nuttall said. "Last year, there was a lot of pressure, because we hosted the meet. This year, we were a lot stronger. We realized fairly early that we were on a good team. With every race, it seemed more and more apparent. The No. 1 ranking didn't bother us. It helped motivate us. It gave us confidence." Nuttall's Surge Nuttall rose to the top of the collegiate running class after placing 58th last year. His 1988 training was hampered by injuries and in Monday's meet, he had the advantage of being paced early by Smith and Koech. The race was between Nuttall and Koech, with Nuttall surging to the lead in the final half-mile. "There was a big pack leading for awhile, but it kept whittling down as we went along," Nuttall said. "With a mile to go, it was between four or five guys. If you look around and you see one of those guys is your teammate who you've been training with everyday, it's kind of weird. Then when he makes a run and everybody drops off, it gives you more encouragement." In 1990, the Cyclones should again be strong since they return everyone except Nuttall and Smith. "We're not looking to be quite as strong, but if we get a couple new recruits, we'll be pretty good," Hollens said. "We'll be ranked in the top three, I think, no matter what." Long wants chance to play :amc Continued from Page One but only if I play the whole game,' Long said. "If Wayne doesn't commit to that, then I don't want to start. It's as simple as that. "I'm protecting myself. I feel I have to do that. I feel they owe me a whole football game. But I don't think Wayne feels that way." Fontes said he would decide on a starter Wednesday night, after prac tice, and that Long s wishes would have no bearing on his decision. , "I will determine who starts. He knows that," Fontes said. "They all know that. That's the nature of the position. If he starts and it doesn't go well, I'll yank him and go with anoth er young man. "There are no guarantees. That would be disloyal to the -team, the fans and the owner. This is a dictatorship. Either he wants to play or he doesn t belong here. Long hasn't played since last Thanksgiving Day, when Fontes was interim coach. Long was lifted early in that game against Minnesota, after completing two of six passes with one interception. He had elbow surgery Feb. 2 and was on the injured reserve list the first nine weeks of this season, rehabilitating his arm while Fontes was instituting the run-and-shoot offense. Long didn't begin working with the offense until three weeks ago. "Physically, I feel good. Mentally, as far as wanting to get in a game and being a competitor, I want to play," Long said. "But I don't know the offense. I'm just not familiar with the offense at all." Long is eligible for free agency when his contract expires after this season. "Look what happened to me last year. He took me out after the first quarter and I never saw the field again," Long said. "They did this thing a few weeks ago with Eric Hippie up in Minnesota and look where Eric is now." Hippie was released two weeks ago. "I ve learned a lot the last four years," Long said. "I've seen some things go on that just shouldn't go on. I think it all has a direct bearing on our record on this football team." . The Lions are 2-9 this season. Long said he'd be glad to take over if Gagliano were to start and fail. Gagliano has completed 53 of 114 passes for 789 yards as a backup, but has been intercepted nine times and has just one touchdown pass. Associated Press WW i Ail I - n t v. a r. Denver quarterback Gary Kubiak gets away from Washington linebacker Wii-ber Marshall during the first half of Monday night's game. Kubiak, filling in for an ailing John Elway, guided the Broncos to victory, 14-10. Backup quarterback leads Broncos past 'Skins WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - Gary Kubiak, subbing for ailing John Elway, threw two short touchdown passes as Denver beat Washington, 14-10, Monday night, all but sewing up the West Division title in the American Football Conference. Safety Dennis Smith also played a key role, twice stripping the ball from Jamie Morris. The first time set' up a Denver touchdown, the second stopped Washington at Denver's 10. Washington Coach Joe Gibbs claimed on both of those plays that Morris had been stopped. "But they didn't call it that way," he said. Said Smith: "It's something I've been doing all year. I had to get my hand in there real good." Kubiak, who had started only four games in a seven-year career, com pleted just 13 of 27 passes for 123 yards. But two of the completions in the first half were touchdown passes of 1 yard to Melvin Bratton and 5 yards to Ricky Nattiel. Then the defense took over as temperatures dropped and winds reaching 30 mph swirled in RFK Stadium. "Gary is no different than John in his ability to run the offense," Denver Coach Dan Reeves said. Bobby Humphrey carried 31 times for 110 yards for Denver, which at 9-2 is four games ahead in the division with five games left. The Broncos are seeking their third title in four years. Washington dropped to 5-6, in deep trouble in its quest for a National Conference wild-card berth. Elway came down with a stomach virus late Monday afternoon that left him in the locker room for the game. "It's kind of ironic," Kubiak said. "I was talking to my wife. I said it may be one of those years John's healthy, but as long as we win, it's OK if I don't play." It took just 13 yards of offense to produce two touchdowns, one for each team. On Denver's first possession, Fred Stokes sacked Kubiak, stripping the ball and recovering on the Broncos' 8. Then Morris dashed up the middle for the score on the first play. The Broncos reciprocated the first time Washington got the ball when Smith stripped the ball from Morris. Tyrone Braxton picked it up and returned it 35 yards to the Redskins' 5. After Humphrey carried to the 1, Kubiak rolled out and hit Bratton, who just made it over the goal line, losing the ball on the way down. Denver made it 14-7 in the second period on Kubiak's 5-yard pass to Nattiel, who made a leaping catch in the back of the end zone. It capped a 79-yard, 18-play drive that took more than 8 minutes. Monday Night First downs Rushts-yardi Passing yards Return yards Passes Sacked-yards lost Punts FumWes-lost Penalties-vards Tim of possession SCORING 7 l 43-131 101 11 13-77-1 3- M -30 1-1 4- 25 34:59 Washington 14 25-77 146 ?l 15-W-O 0-0 3-32 2-2 2-20 23.01 t - 14 0-10 Washington W AAorrls I run (Lohmlller kick) D Bratton 1 pass from Kubiak (Treadwell kick) D Natliel 5 pass from Kubiak (Traadwell kick) W FG Lohmlller 32 INDIVIDUAL LEADERS RusMng-Denyer: Humphrey 31-110, Kubiak 5-16; Washington: Morris 15-51, Byner 6-15. Passing-Denver: Kubiak 13-27-1-123: Washington: Ryoien 15-29-0-146. Receiving-Denver: Johnson 4-37, Jackson 2-30, Young 2-27, Winder 2-5, AAoblev 1-11; Washington: Sanders 4-53, Clark 4-61, Byner 3-16, Monk 2-16. , 0, m 4 n ' .4omi

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