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Logansport, Indiana
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Monday, December 29, 1986
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Page 6 Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, Indiana, Monday, December 29 1986 Washington Smothers Rams Redskins must now play at Chicago Saturday WASHINGTON (UPI) - The Washington Redskins defense has quite a way to go to match that of the Chicago Bears, with which it must compete Saturday in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs. But it was good enough Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams. Washington's defense, with an assist from a heretofore obscure gentleman named Joe Gardi, frustrated Los Angeles in general and Eric Dickerson in particular to help the Redskins to a 19-7 victory that pushed them into the NFC divisional round against the defending Super Bowl champions. The outcome also set up a San Francisco-New York Giants matchup at Giants Stadium next Sunday. "All day long, Dickerson seemed ready to break one," Washington Coach Joe Gibbs said. "We hadn't been getting the ball from people. We hadn't been causing fumbles and getting interceptions. But our defense was solid today." Washington claimed six turnovers, which negated the fact Los Angeles gained 96 more yards than the Redskins did. Dickerson rushed for 158 yards, but 65 of those came on one play. The Redskins also received four field goals from Jess Atkinson, who until two weeks ago was serving as a loan officer in a Maryland mortgage company. Washington's only touchdown — a 14-yard throw from Jay Schroeder to Kelvin Bryant — Redskins 19 Rams — 7 was matched by a 12-yard pass from Jim Everett to Kevin House on the first play of the fourth quarter for the Rams' only score. By then, however, the Rams had not been able to score, largely because of three first-half turnovers — all coming in Washington's end of the field. One of those turnovers was the work of the controversial NFL replay system and it came at a crucial point in the game. With the Rams threatening to cut into a 10-0 deficit five minutes into the second quarter, Everett threw a short pass to tight end David Hill, who carried to the Washington 26-yard line. Hill lost the ball as he was being forced to the ground, and linebacker Neal Olkewicz scooped it up and ran it all the way back to the Los Angeles 30. Back at the point of the fumble, however, back judge Al Jury was frantically indicating the ball was dead before the fumble and that it still belonged to the Rams. Another official, line judge Jack Fette, told referee Gordon McCarter he believed it was a fumble. "But the back judge (Jury) was the covering official on the play," McCarter said after the not been for Gardi, the replay took five minutes to make his United Press International Redskins' George Rogers stopped for short gain game. "His call would have prevailed." It would have, that is, if it had official, who became involved in decision, but finally ruled it a the first critical instant-replay fumble, use in NFL playoff history. Gardi No. 14 Pittsburgh Edges No. 11 Kansas United Press International Jerome Lane scored 22 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, and Curtis Aiken added 21 points Sunday night to lead 14th-ranked Pittsburgh to a 79-76 triumph over No. 11 Kansas in a first- round game of the Rainbow Classic. Pittsburgh is to play Arkansas in a championship-bracket game Monday night. Arkansas defeated Ohio State 97-94 Sunday in the final first-round game of the eight-team tournament. Pittsburgh, 6-2, relied on a ball-hawking defense to run off a 12-0 spurt at the end of the first half and take a 35-28 lead at halftime. Lane and Tico Cooper each accounted for 4 of the points, with Aiken contributing 2 and a pair of steals. Kansas, 5-2, had leads of up to 7 points in the half, but Lane and Aiken accounted for 19 points to erase the deficit. Lane scored half of Pittsburgh's first 16 points at the start of the second half to help the Panthers to an 11-point advantage, but poor free-throw shooting helped narrow the margin. The Panthers led by 11 with 2:47 left, but they missed the front ends of four consecutive 1-and-l free-throw situations, enabling the Jayhawks to close to within 3 with a minute remaining. Rod Brookin, who added 16 points for the Panthers, made 4 consecutive free throws to preserve the triumph. In other games involving Top 20 teams, No. 3 Iowa routed Portland 84-64 and No. 5 Auburn edged Iowa State 89-87. Central Catholic Extends Win Streak To 41 United Press International No. 2 Lafayette Central Catholic won its 41st consecutive regular season game by blowing out North Montgomery 70-37 in the championship game of the North Montgomery Holiday Tournament in Indiana high school basketball action Satur- day night. The Chargers kept the game close in the first period and quarter until the end of trailed only 16-15. The Knights, game. In the first half, points of the second quarter and extended their lead to 35-21 by halftime. North Montgomery was plagued by turnovers and poor shooting from the second the the however, scored the first nine Chargers turned the ball over nine more times than the Knights and shot 20 percent from the field. Lafayette Catholic scored the first 10 points of the third quarter to put the game out of reach. Dave Barrett scored 2.1 .joints to lead the 9-0 Knights. : Davis Cup MELBOURNE, Australia (UPI) — Australia won the Davis Cup Sunday when Pat Cash rallied from a two-set deficit to defeat Mikael Pernfors of Sweden 2-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 in one of the classic victories of the competition. Cash, capping a tumultuous year in which he was sidelined for seven months because of back surgery and dropped to 413 in the world rankings, scored the clinching point at Kooyong Stadium to give Australia its 26th Davis Cup triumph. Although Stefan Edberg of Sweden came back to beat Paul McNamee 10-8, 6-4 in what was an inconsequential second singles match, Australia earned a 3-2 victory over the two-time defending champions. Australia thus regained the trophy it lost to Sweden in 1984 and is within two victories of the United States, which has won the Davis Cup a record 28 times. Cash, a winner over Edberg on Friday, has a 15-5 record in Davis Cup singles, and he made history Sunday when he became the first Australian to come from two sets down to clinch a series for his country. "Pernfors in the first two sets was the best player I haye ever met," Cash said. ^'He never missed a return and at the end of the second set I thought to myself, there is only one way he can go ... down, he couldn't keep that up." .NFL: NFL Playoff Schedule (All times EST) Wild Card Games Sunday, Dec. 28 • AFC-New York Jets 35, Kansas City 15 NFC-Washington 19, LA Rams 7 Divisional Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 3 AFC-NY Jets (11-6) at Cleveland (12-4), 12:30 p.m. NFC-Washington (13-4) at Chicago (14-2), 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4 NFC-San Francisco (10-5-1) at NY Giants (14-2), 12:30 p.m. AFC—New England (11-5) at Denver (11-5), 4 p.m. AFC Championship Game Sunday, Jan. 11, TEA NFC Championship Game Sunday, Jan. 11, TBA Super Bowl XXI Sunday, Jan. 25 At Rose Bowl, Pasadena, Calif., 6 Championship Mississippi 88, San Diego St. 77 Consolation Arizona St. 106, Manhattan 66 Pepsi Invitational Lowell 72, Bloomfield 70 MerrlmackSS, Middlebury67 Rainbow Classic First Round Pittsburgh 79, Kansas 76 Salem St. Invitational Championship Salem St. 87, Eastern Conn. St. 85 Consolation Westfield St. 70, Southern Maine 67 Siena Invitational Championship St. Peter's 69, Siena 58 (OT) Consolation Lafayette 78, Central Conn. St. 67 Sugar Bowl Classic First Round Vlllanova 63, Houston 60 South Carolina 96, Vanderbllt 91 (2 OT) Sun Bowl Tournament First Round Texas-El Paso 76, Texas 51 7 21 .250 12 22 6 .786 18 12 .600 5 15 12 .556 BVz 16 13 .552 6% 13 16 .448 9% 4 23 .148 17% San Antonio Pacific Division LA Lakers Portland Seattle Golden State Phoenix LA Clippers Late Saturday's Results Chicago 105, Indiana 93 Dallas 123, Phoenix 97 Denver 108, San Antonio 106 Utah 103, Houston 96 Boston 114, LA Clippers 101 Philadelphia 99, Sacramento 95 Sunday's Results Portland 127, Seattle 118 LA Lakers 111, Philadelphia 85 Monday's Games Milwaukee at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. Golden State at Washington, 7:30 p.m. Atlanta at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m. San Antonio at Utah, 9:30 p.m. Boston at Sacramento, 10:30 p.m, Tuesday's Games Cleveland at Indiana, night Golden State at Chicago, night Saturday's Results New Jersey 2, Quebec 2 (Tie) NY Islanders 3, Pittsburgh 3 (Tie) Vancouver 4, Philadelphia 2 Detroit 5, Toronto 5 (Tie) Montreal 6, Hartford 2 St, Louis 3, NY Rangers 2 Los Angeles 2, Boston 1(OT) Sunday's Results Chicago 7, Washington 5 Calgary 4, Buffalo 1 Edmonton 6, Philadelphia 4 Winnipeg 5, Minnesota 4 College FootbaiS p.m, College* ' Basketball' Tournaments Antealer Classic First Round UC Irvine 97, Eastern Washington 68 Iowa 84, Portland 65 Bentley Holiday Festival First Round LeMoyne81,Bowdoln75 Bentley 64, Rensselaer 50 Chase-Manhattan Holiday Classic Championship NYU 70, U.Chicago 57 Consolation Hobart 91 , Carnegie Mellon 80 Cowboy Shootout Championship Wyoming 77, Lamar 68 Far West Classic Second Round Oregon 69, San Jose St. 64 Louisiana Tech 93, Oregon St. 76 Consolation Semifinals Southwestern Louisiana 62, Mississippi St. 56 Washington 72, Idaho 53 Holiday Bowl Classic East St, Anselm77, Dowling68 Utlca 77, Brooklyn 67 Midwest Cleveland St, 82, Canislus 61 , , ftBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pet, GB Boston 18 9 .667 Philadelphia 15 14 ,517 4 Washington 13 14 .481 5 New York 6 21 .276 11 New Jersey 7 20 .259 11 Central Division Atlanta 20 6 .769 Milwaukee 19 9 .679 2 Detroit 16 9 .640 3Vi Chicago 14 13 .519 6% Indiana 13 15 .464 8, Cleveland 12 15 .444 8'/2 WESTERN CONFERENCE Midwest Division W L Pet. GB Dallas 19 9 .679 Utah 18 9 .667 '/4 Denver 13 16 .448 6'/2 Houston 10 17 .370 8'/2 Sacramento B 19 .296 10'/2 NHL/ WALES CONFERENCE Patrick Division W L T Pts. GF GA Philadelphia 25 10 2 52 161 102 Islanders 19 14 3 41 137 124 Pittsburgh 15 14 7 37 134 126 NewJersey 16 17 3 35 138 163 NY Rangers 13 17 6 32 145 150 Washington 12 18 6 30 111 141 Adams Division Hartford 18 10 6 42 113 106 Montreal 18 14 6 42 133 118 Boston 16 15 4 36 118 111 Quebec 15 16 6 36 128 115 Buffalo 8 23 5 21 110 141 CAMPBELL CONFERENCE Norrls Division W L T Pts. GF GA Minnesota 15 17 3 33 141 139 Toronto 14 16 5 33 121 128 Detroit 13 15 ^ 33 111 122 St Louis 13 16 6 32 119 135 Chicago 13 16 6 32 136 157 Smytne Division Edmonton 23 12 2 48 168 131 Calgary 21 14 1 43 141 130 Winnipeg 17 15 4 38 122 125 LosAngeles16 18 3 35 155 158 Vancouver 11 22 3 25 122 142 Dec. 29 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, Tenn.) — At-large teams: Minnesota vs. Tennessee, Dec. 30 Freedom Bowl (Anaheim, Calif.) — Al-large teams: UCLA vs. Brigham Young. Sea World Holiday Bowl (San Diego) — Western Athletic Conference champion vs. at-large team: San Diego State vs. Iowa. Dec. 31 All-American Bowl (Birmingham, Ala.) — At-large teams: Florida State vs. Indiana. Bluebonnet Bowl (Houston) — At- large teams: Baylorvs. Colorado. Peach Bowl (Atlanta) — At-large teams: Virginia Tech vs. North Carolina State. Jan.1 Cotton Bowl (Dallas) — SWC champ vs. at-large team: Ohio State vs. Texas ASM. Florida Citrus Bowl (Orlando, Fla.) — At-large teams: Auburn vs. Southern Cal. Orange Bowl (Miami) - Big Eight champ vs. At-large team: Oklahoma vs. Arkansas, Rose Bowl (Pasadena, Calif.) — Pac-10 champ vs. Big Ten champ: Arizona State vs. Michigan. Sugar Bowl (New Orleans) - SEC champ vs. at-large team: Louisiana State vs. Nebraska. Jan. 2 Sunklst Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, Ariz.) - AMarge teams: Miami vs. Penn State. Jets Snap Slump By Routing Chiefs EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (UPI) - The New York Jets reversed the frustration and embarrassment of a five-week nose dive by winning the AFC Wild Card playoff game. ''The Jets Sunday snapped a five-game losing streak with a 35-15 rout of the Kansas City Chiefs and moved within two victories of Super Bowl XXI — sparing themselves a miserable offseason. The Jets are scheduled to play the AFC Central-champion Browns in Cleveland Saturday in the conference semifinals. "The five-game losing streak was horrible," said Pat Ryan, who started at quarterback in place of Ken O'Brien and threw three touchdown passes. "People acted like we were dying. I feel good I helped change this around. "There's nothing like winning. It takes away all the pain we had the last five weeks." Ryan made Jets Coach Joe Walton look good for his controversial, mid-week quarterback change. The Jets took a more conservative approach on offense, using short passes and the running of Freeman McNeil to dent the Chiefs. McNeil gained 135 yards on 31 carries and scored two touchdowns as the Jets played turnover-free against the opportunistic Chiefs. "We felt we needed one win to turn it around," Walton said. "Let's hope this is it. Ryan gave us an emotional lift as I thought he would. This was his kind of Jets 35 Chiefs 15 game. It was a tribute to him." Kansas City had won three straight games to finish the regular season 10-6 and make the playoffs for the first time since 1971. "Nobody is going home with a big smile on his face, but we have to be proud of some of our accomplishments this year," Chiefs rookie linebacker Dino Hackett said. "As long as I'm here, the playoffs are going to be a habit. We're going to be in the playoffs year after year." The Jets had traveled in the other direction to their 10-6 finish. New York stumbled miserably after standing atop the NFL at 10-1. In the five losses, O'Brien threw 12 interceptions and two touchdowns. "We had to play our way through it," McNeil said after his third straight 100-yard game. "Like Coach Walton said, sooner or later, we'd come around. "We had a second chance and, after the way we played today, we showed that we deserved it. We shouldn't have even been playing today. We just didn't get the job done earlier when we had the chances." Ryan completed 16 of 23 passes for 153 yards- ass sale FRAMES Right now. you'll gel up to 60% off eyeglass frames at NuVision when you purchase prescription lenses. 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