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Reno, Nevada
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Wednesday, July 4, 1990
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ports Today's TV tip OK, the Fourth of July seems more suited to baseball, but the rest of the world will be watching Great Britain and West Germany play for the right to meet Argentina for the World Cup crown, TNT, 10:55 a.m. Wednesday JULY 4, 1990 RENO GAZETTE-JOURNAL SCORELINE; 323 4422 JAMIE TURNER, 788 6345 Section D 2D BOXING 3D BASEBALL 40 TENNIS 5D AT A GLANCE SPORTS EDITOR: Pistons star locks up another honor MILAN, Mich. (AP) - There was no robe, no pomp and circumstance, no honorary degree. Dennis Rodman of the Detroit Pistons came to the Milan Federal Prison dressed more for a pickup game than a commencement speech. But Rodmaj(j, the NBA's Defensive Player oflhe Year, was there to carry ouUfthe honors as commencement fepeaker to the 57 inmates receiving degrees through Cleary College's prison extension program. "You gu4hould be proud of yourselva)r"Rodman told the graduateWon Jiine 20. "You may not be gefcSSout this year, or the next, oiJn thcnext five. But this diplomlJgottg to help you." Dresseawhorts, black T-shirt, sneakers and a black baseball cap with the words, "Pistons Champs: Back to Back", Rodman urged the graduates to keep working toward a return to society. Seven years ago, Rodman spent two weeks in jail for stealing 20 gold watches in his hometown of Dallas. Since the watches were recovered, all the charges against Rodman were dropped. Scoreboard American League Cleveland 9, Seattle 4 Toronto 5, California 2 Detroit 13, Chicago 7 Minnesota 7, Boston 3 Kansas City 6, New York 1 Oakland 5, Milwaukee 0 Texas 7, Baltimore 2 National League Cincinnati 2, Montreal 0 New York 12, Houston 0 Philadelphia 5, Atlanta 1 San Francisco 4, St. Louis 0 Pittsburgh 5, San Diego 3 Los Angeles 7, Chicago 6 California League Palm Springs 8, Reno 4 Metro woos Hurricanes MIAMI The University of Miami says joining an expanded Metro Conference is a "viable option" now that the conference has taken a step to appease the school. University officials are giving the offer consideration because of the conference's proposal to incorporate football and other sports, said Larry Wahl, UM associate athletic director. "It's viable because it's an all-sports conference,"Wahl said. A week ago, UM's Athletic Director Sam Jankovich said the school would not consider joining the Metro unless it featured all sports. Under the terms of the proposal, the Metro Conference would expand from eight to 16 teams adding Miami, West Virginia, Boston College, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, East Carolina, Rutgers and Temple. Sooners hire baseball coach NORMAN, Okla. Larry Cochell of Cal State-Fullerton accepted the job as baseball coach at Oklahoma on Tuesday and promised to make the Sooners competitive nationally. "If we do our job, there's no reason we can't compete with anyone," Cochell said. Cochell, 50, becomes the seventh baseball coach at Oklahoma. He replaces Stan Meek, who coached on an interim basis last year following the retirement of Enos Semore. Phoenix ballpark in works PHOENIX The owner of the Class AAA Phoenix Firebirds said Tuesday that he may start building a baseball stadium with some of his own money to keep the city competitive in the race for a major league expansion franchise. The National League is expected to expand by two teams in 1993 and name the cities on Sept. 30, 1991. Arizona Gov. Rose Mofford signed legislation Tuesday allowing Maricopa County to levy a quarter-cent sales tax to raise an estimated $110 million to fund construction of a stadium. Quotebook "In two years, everybody will forget who won team GC (General Classification) and who was second and third. I have to be more concerned about individual GC." Reno's Inga Thompson, after completing Tuesday's stage of the Ore-Ida Women's Challenge bicycle race. Wire service reports Argentina retiums to up final Italians fall to penalty kicks after failing to snap overtime deadlock ROME (AP) A classic matchup produced a classic game as Argentina beat host Italy 4-3 in penalty kicks Tuesday night, ending the host team's bid for an unprecedented fourth title and sending the defending champions into the World Cup final. Diego Maradona, the hero of Naples for leading the local team to two Italian championships and a European Cup title, put in the deciding kick before the fans who adore him when he plays for Napoli. He was no hero to them this night, but he was the idol of his country once more. "This is for all of Argentina," Maradona said. "It is a great achievement. "Neapolitans showed tonight that they are Italians all the time. But they did not jeer us and they treated Argentina fairly." Maradona must share the spotlight with goalie Sergio Goycoechea, a backup who has come on since the second game and made all the big saves. He made two of them in the shootout, on Roberto Donadoni and Aldo Serena, then leaped into the arms of his charging teammates. Meanwhile, Italy's players sat on the turf, some crying, others just staring in disbelief. After five straight victories, the dream of a world title before the home folk was gone. "This is worse than four years ago because we lost at home," Giuseppe Berg6mi said. "We leave this adventure with a clear conscience," Coach Azeglio Vicini said, "because we gave it all. Italy deserved something better, but this is football." The game had everything: creative attacks, superb goals, aggressive defense, excellent goalkeeping and plenty of controversy. Argentina lost Ricardo Giusti midway through the overtime when he was ejected for fouling Roberto Baggio. Referee Michel Vautrot did not see the incident and had to ask his linesmen before issuing the red card. That left Argentina with 10 men for the rest of the game. It survived, getting to the shootout, where Jose Serrizuela, Jorge Burruchaga, Julio Olarticoechea and Maradona were successful. 0 k- . . U ... jr . I V A Associated P'ess EYE ON THE BALL: Italy's Salvatora Schillaci, left, and Argentina's Juan Simon close in on the ball. aioim e in first place again . M M I III II II III I III - Ill I I 1 M-MH MMMM f " AMBMHBBMM Seasoned tennis players match up in Neuada championships Joe GosenGazetie Journal TITLE HOPEFUL: Reno's Anne Hope fell short of capturing her first seniors title, losing to defending champ Lorna Brooks. oung seniors claim men's, women's titles 0 l$-By Don VetterGazette-Journal In a tournament full of cagey tennis veterans, Glenn Grisillo may be the cagi- est of them all. The Wimbledon veteran and head pro Reno s Caughlin Club mixed a little W: luck with his guile Tuesday when he overcame defending champion John ITT 1 nnn 1VT J c.ini o : if snips oi ine i3U nevaua oiaie oeinuis Championship. in the tie-breaker, due to an Achilles' tendon injury to his left heel. "It was a good match, I really hated to see it end. We were having some fun out there," Grisillo said. The lean South African used a slow counter-punching style to hold off the top seed's bullet serves and net charges. Grisillo was content with just getting his first serve in and then chip away at the powerful northern Californian. "I was trying to volley the ball right at his feet," Grisillo said. The two players broke the other's service once in the match's only set. Grisillo has twice been to Wimbledon, qualifying for the mixed doubles in 1966 and 1978. The Nevada State Seniors was his first tournament since the 1989 seniors where he lost to Zwieg. "I have 12 leagues going on, tournaments and I'm on my feet with lessons 1 1 hours a day. In fact, I had two lessons right before this match," Grisillo said. "I'm lucky my game has never dropped off that much. At least I don't lose to people who I think I should beat." Zwieg said he has been nursing his Z5 See SENIORS, page 4D Oakland shuts out Brewers MILWAUKEE (AP) The Oakland Athletics got Tony La Russa his 900th managerial victory in the majors Tuesday night and in the process moved back into first place in the American League West. Curt Young and three relievers combined for a seven-hitter in a 5-0 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers as the A's moved a game ahead of the Chicago White Sox. "I'm just happy we came ready to play after a rough weekend in Toronto." said La Russa, whose team came to Milwaukee after beating the Blue Jays three times in four games. "For a shutout, they (the Brewers) actually made better contact than not getting a run. But defensively we were sharp and made the pitches when we had to." Oakland's victory combined with Chicago's loss to Detroit put the A s back in front of the pesky White Sox. But La Russa said it's much too early to start worrying about what other teams are doing. "You sneak a peek, but the most important thing you do is watch the scoreboard of the game you're playing," he said. Young (4-2) went 5 '3 innings and is 5-0 lifetime against the Brewers. He survived a shaky start when Milwaukee loaded the bases with two out in the first inning but couldn't score. The Brewers lost for the 28th time in 39 games. Todd Burns relieved Young in the sixth after a double by Dave Parker. He walked Rob Deer but Greg Vaughn hit into a double play. Rick Honeycutt replaced Burns with one out in the seventh and, after giving up an infield hit to Edgar Diaz, retired the next two batters. Gene Nelson pitched the last two innings and Willie Randolph had a single, double and triple to lead the Athletics. Loser Bill Krueger (4-4) gave up single runs in the first and third innings and was knocked out when Oakland scored two runs in the sixth. Oakland scored in the first on singles by Rickey Henderson and Carney Lansford. a wild pitch and Mark McGwire's sacrifice fly which second baseman Jim Gantner caught in shallow right. His throw to the plate was in time to get Henderson but catcher Charlie O'Brien couldn't hold the one-hopper. In the fourth, Randolph doubled home Felix Jose, who walked, stole second and took third on an infield out. McGwire doubled and scored on Jamie Quirk's two-out single in the sixth to make it 3-0. Randolph then tripled to make it 4-0 and chase Krueger. Mike Gallego had an RBI grounder against Paul Mirabella in the eighth. Trump's testimony backs King in Douglas breach of contract suit NEW YORK (AP) - As the James "Buster" Douglas-Mike Tyson heavyweight title fight progressed, Donald Trump recalled telling Don King that the promoter was a sure winner. "I said, 'Don King, you can't lose on this,' and he said, 'I can't lose,'" Trump, who has staged several high-profile fights at his Atlantic City casino, testified Tuesday during King's breach-of-contract suit against Douglas and his manager, John Johnson. Earlier in the day, Shigeru Kojima, executive director of the Japan Boxing Commission, also testifying for King, said he thought the promoter protested a long count when Douglas was knocked down in the eighth round. King bases his breach-of-contracf suit on the fact that Douglas and John son signed a contract with Steve Wynn's Mirage Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas to fight for the Mirage, should Douglas get out of his promotional arrangement with King. Douglas has filed a breach-of-con-tract suit against King in federal court in Nevada charging that the promoter tried to overturn the result of Douglas' lOth-round knockout of Tyson on Feb. 11 at Tokyo on the basis that Douglas should have been counted out. ; Palm Springs downs Silver Sox, 8-4 By Martin RosalesGazette-Journal The Moana Mystery continues to baffle Cecil Pettiford. Maybe it's time to call in Dick Tracy, or someone who knows about ..keeping pitches down, y For the third straight time. Pettiford Ijad a poor outing at home. He was hit s. early and often and was tagged with the Noss as Palm Springs defeated Reno. 8-4, . 1 Tuesday night in a California League game 'at Moana Municipal Stadium, f "I don't know what it is about this place. :jl hate it," said Pettiford, who fell to 7-5. "I v don't know what to do. I can't get anything i) at home. y "I make good pitches and I still give up 1 the cheapest hits. Guys bloop it over the ') infield, or they get the ball in the wind or it gets in the gap. To tell you the truth, I'll be glad to go on the road." Pettiford, who has a team-high seven wins, has been almost unbeatable on the road, where he has a 6-1 record. Reno is a different story. He is 1-4 at windy Moana, and has a 13.15 earned run average in his last three starts. Tuesday Pettiford yielded 11 hits and five earned runs in 4Vj innings. "It's a mystery to me," he said. "Maybe I should spend a night in the outfield or on the pitcher's mound so this place will get to like me. I'm determined to win here. My luck has to change." As things were, almost everything went against the Silver Sox. The team made four errors and left a pair of runners on base three times. "I'm not worried about it. It's just one of those nights," said Reno manager Mike Brown. "I think Cecil got some pitches up tonight. His ball runs and moves a lot and See SILVER, page 3D To subrnit items, mail to Reno Gazette-Journal, P.O. Box 22000, Reno, Nev., 89520. CLASSIC RUN The Feather River Classic is a 5K or 10-mile jaunt through Plumas County. Entry is $10. Race set for Aug. 12, last day of the county fair. Call (916) 283-3278. BEAUTIFUL LOOP Join the Procrastinating Pedalers Sunday on a loop ride through Carson, Jacks Valley and Genoa. Meet at Carson City Mervyn's at 8:45 a.m.. Call 885-8309. TAKE IT EASY The Sierra Club hosts a leisurely day hike and wildflower identification Saturday to Pole vicurx vviin ii io Nevada Native1 Plant Societyjfcall 786-3259. ?' (I r. lMi 1 LJffi GOLF VOLUNTEERS. The Ben Hogan Tour comes to Reno in September. More than 300 volunteers are needed for a varey of fun tasks. Call the American Cancer Society at 329-0609. FAST BOATS The Walker Lake Boat and Ski Club presents the Walker 100 boat race at 10 a.m. Sunday. Starts at Cliffhouse Marina north of Hawthorne. Call 1-945-5570. TAHOE CROSSING The premier longdistance sailboard race is back this Saturday. The 22-mile sail begins at 1 p.m. at Tahoe City's Lake Forest Beach. For information, call 851-0200. JTy""" -. L

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