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ports Today's TV tip The San Francisco 49ers, led by quarterback Joe Montana, open their home schedule at Candlestick Park with a game against the St. Louis Cardinals. Channels 2-9, 1 p.m. Sunday OCTOBER 18, 1987 RENO GAZETTE-JOURNAL SCORELINE: 323-4422 MIKE BLACKWELL: 788-6346 Section B 2B WORLD SERIES 3B JOURNAL JOG 4B TOP 20 FOOTBALL SB UNR FOOTBALL 9B AT A GLANCE SPORTS EDITOR Idaho passes UNR dizzy in Sky showdown Page 4B Top 20 roundup Page 5B Montana decks Boise Wolf Pack capsule, stats four. All the losses have come on the road. Technically, UNR is still in the Big Sky race. Practically, it's very unlikely that UNR will repeat as champion. Only one team in the 25-year history of the Big Sky, Montana, has won the league title with two losses. However, Big Sky teams play one more league game this season following the admission of Eastern Washington into the conference. That gives teams with two league losses a bit more hope. "We can't worry about the league now," said UNR head coach Chris Ault. "We've got four straight home games. We've got to find a way to win them. Vandals jeopardize Pack's shot at title By Paul BaumanGazettfrjoumai MOSCOW, Idaho - Entering the 1987 football season, Big Sky Conference coaches and media overwhelmingly picked the University of Nevada-Reno to repeat as league champion. After only six weeks, it appears they were wrong. Idaho quarterback John Friesz (pronounced FREEZE) threw five touchdown passes and UNR committed two critical turnovers as the Vandals Who knows? Maybe we'll play them (Vandals) again." UNR probably must win its five remaining games to have a chance for an at-large berth in the I-AA playoffs. The Wolf Pack will play Stephen F. Austin, Idaho State, Boise State and Weber State at home before ending the regular season at Northern Arizona. Idaho, meanwhile, remains very much in the title race at 3-1 and 5-2. Before the UNR game, Idaho head coach Keith Gilbertson moaned and groaned about the Vandals' injuries. See PACK, page 5B defeated the Wolf Pack, 38-28, Saturday before a homecoming crowd of 15,100 at the Kibbie Dome. The loss dropped UNR, ranked 11th in NCAA Division I-AA, to, 2-2 in the Big Sky Conference and 3-3 overall. After winning 20 straight regular-season games, UNR has lost three of its last Martin reportedly will manage Yanks NEW YORK - Billy Martin may be about to become manager of the New York Yankees for a fifth time, according to a report published Saturday. The New York Daily News, quoting unidentified sources, reported that owner George Steinbrenner is considering firing Lou Piniella, who has managed the Yankees for the last two seasons and has one year remaining on his contract. Steinbrenner favors Martin for the job, the newspaper said. "That's true, but Billy would be brought back only until Bucky Dent is ready to take over," said a source familiar with the situation. Dent, a former Yankees infielder, managed the Yankees' farm club at Columbus, Ohio, of the International League this year. The team finished second with a 77-63 record, four games behind Tidewater, and then beat the Virginia team in the J"1, playoffs. v Piniella met with Steinbrtswer at Yankee Stadium on Thursday to discuss the job. Twin amm Cards in dom Fans bring out homer hankies ,1 b By Mike Lopresti Gannett News Service Game 2 Today Twins' Bert Blyle-ven (15-12) vs. MINNEAPOLIS - Welcome to the Metrodome. The shell-shocked St. Louis Cardinals now know what all the flics is nhnnt 6 Cardinals Danny flt prohablyhiUm tQox (11-9), 5:25 ahnut the fourth innins cri 1 Jp.m. PDT, channels 8-10. JH.m. PDT. Chan- V WWM SUM bS HUUtl kUT J, urday night,' when Mkme-fl v uia scoreu seven runs before anybody was out, when Dan Gladden hit the first World Series grand slam in 17 years, when the Twins went rolling on their way to a 10-1 victory in Game 1. The deafening noise, the acres of waving white hankies, the relentless home team, they were all present to make this the cauldron it has become for visiting teams. "This is a momentum builder and a confidence builder. It sure as heck got the crowd back into it," said Frank Viola, who has not lost in this building since late May and sailed through eight innings with a five-hitter. Keith Atherton mopped up in the ninth. They didn't allow a St. Louis runner past first after the fourth inning. Today in Game 2, the Cardinals have to face the fire again. It'll be Danny Cox against Bert Blyleven. Cox's position is not an enviable one. "That was an ass-kicking, that's what that was," said manager Whitey Herzog. "We have to keep the ball in the ballpark and we didn't do it ... We have to have good pitching if we're going to have any chance at all." So when Herzog saw starter Joe Magrane struggle through three innings with control problems, he feared what was coming next. "The guys felt like after one time through the lineup, they were going to hit this guy," Viola said. "You could see it in their eyes. I've seen guys look like that when I'm pitching, too." A 1-0 Cardinal lead was quickly erased on four straight singles, including a two-run RBI hit by Kent Hrbek. Magrane, a 23-year-old rookie, then walked Steve Lombardozzi, Magrane's fourth base on balls. The fourth ball was hardly in catcher Tony Pena's glove before Herzog was out of the dugout to lift Magrane for Bob Forsch. Magrane had barely gotten the plugs out of his ears back on the bench when Tim Laudner singled in another run to make it 3-1. Gladden was next. He was only ninth on the team in homers this year with eight, and had one grand slam-See TWINS, page 2B Page 2B Homer hankie fever has gone to some heads World Series capsule Magrane shuts out noise, but not Twins Associated Press Gladden hit a grand slam home run for the Twins in the fourth inning Saturday against St. Louis. COME ON HOME: Kent Hrbek (14) and Steve Lombar-dozzi (4) congratulate Dan Gladden at home plate after Latest scores World Series Minnesota 10, St. Louis 1 College football Idaho 38, Nevada-Reno 28 Oklahoma 59, Kansas State 10 Nebraska 35, Oklahoma State 0 Florida State 32, Louisville 9 Auburn 20, Georgia Tech 10 Louisiana State 34, Kentucky 9 Clemson 17, Duke 10 Alabama 41, Tennessee 22 UCLA 41, Oregon 10 Syracuse 48, Penn State 21 Notre Dame 35, Air Force 14 Florida 34, Temple 3 Texas 16, Arkansas 14 Ohio State 20, Purdue 17 Georgia 52, Vanderbilt 24 Michigan State 38, Northwestern 0 Montana 12, Boise State 3 Southern Cat 37, Washington 23 Weber State 35, Montana State 32 Fullerton State 28, UNLV 14 NHL Winnipeg 5, Minnesota 2 Philadelphia 4, N.Y. Islanders 3 Washington 4, N.Y. Rangers 3 Hartford 4, New Jersey 3, OT Buffalo 6, Quebec 3 Montreal 3, Pittsburgh 2 Edmonton 4, Boston 3 Toronto 7, Detroit 4 Chicago 3, St. Louis 2 Idaho State beats UNR Idaho State beat the University of Nevada-Reno 15-4, 15-12 and 15-5 in Mountain West Athletic Conference volleyball at the UNR Old Gym Saturday. UNR is 11-7 overall and 4-3 in the conference. The Bengals are 20-4 and 7-1, first in the conference. Setter Christine Byer had 10 kills and 11 digs for the Wolf Pack. Setter Phyllis Bustamante had 27 assists and 18 digs. The Pack will play host to conference opponent Weber State Monday night at 7:30 p.m. in the Old Gym. Blazers' Bowie breaks leg PORTLAND, Ore. Portland Trail Blazers' center Sam Bowie broke his right leg Saturday night in warm-ups before the team's first exhibition game. The 7-foot-l Bowie, trying to bounce back after breaking the same leg last year, was carried from the court at Memorial Coliseum by his teammates and taken to an Oregon City hospital. Trail Blazers' spokesman John Lashway said Bowie suffered a partial fracture of his right shin at the same spot where it was broken last year. Bowie was admitted to Willamette Falls Hospital, where he was X-rayed and examined by Dr. Robert Cook, the Blazers' team physician. Metrotome drives Cards batty MINNEAPOLIS (AP) St. Louis outfielder Vince Coleman said he kept his eye on Gary Gaetti's popup all the way. Then, he said, "it totally disappeared." "That's bad," Coleman said. Welcome to the Metrodome. The first indoor World Series game produced predictable adventures in the Twins' noisy home Saturday night. "Seeing the ball is difficult," Coleman said after letting Gaetti's ball fall for a double in Minnesota's seven-run fourth inning. Although Gaetti did not score, the hit was typical of the problems the dome created. "I lost it in the roof," Coleman said. "Totally lost it. It takes time. If you have a year, maybe you can get used to it. This was a first time. The ball was so high. It just totally disappeared. It was hopeless. You just hope you don't get hit in the head." St. Louis center fielder Willie McGee also had a problem on another ball hit by Gaetti in the eighth inning. With a runner on first, Gaetti's pop fly hit McGee's glove and bounced away as he pulled up to avoid second baseman Tom Herr. McGee recovered quickly and threw to Ozzie Smith at second for a force play. "That was the only one that dropped," McGee said. "The others were normal. You lose it and you pick it up again." McGee found more trouble with the noise than the opaque ceiling. "You can't hear," he said. "I didn't want to hit Tommy, so I jumped out of the way." ih JqCjpal Jog Dehlmger's searing jce settles race early Jog results Men 11, Alan Dehlinger, 23:52 12, Larry Lawson, 24:28 13, Daniel Lucas, 24:30. Women Wooster wins 31st straight By Larry BadenGazette-Joumai There aren't many ways to shut down the Carson High School football team's offense, but Wooster did it the easy way. The Colts, No. 1-ranked in the Gazette-Journal statewide Super Poll, didn't let the Senators have the ball. A greedy and gritty Wooster team ran 24 more plays than third-ranked Carson, avoided turnovers and ran away with a 35-7 Northern AAA victory Saturday afternoon. The Colts literally ran the state's longest winning streak to 31 games and improved to 6-0 in league play and 7-0 overall. Carson dropped into a four-way tie for second place at 4-2 along with Hug, Reed and Reno. Wooster kept the ball on the ground, running 58 times for 275 yards. The Senators, by contrast, managed only 38 plays from scrimmage. A fumble and three interceptions didn't help Carson. "Wooster's a great football team." Carson coach Paul Croghan said. "They'd run eight minutes off the clock with a long drive and score a touchdown, then we'd give it right back to them. Our defense was on the Held all game. You can't do that against Wooster. They're so strong. They wear you down." Steve Terelak, the Northern AAA's leading rusher, wore out the Senators with 139 yards and four touchdowns on 27 carries. Terelak has rushed for 844 yards See WOOSTER, page 3B t 1 xx) B1, Rossy Tibaduiza-Cardenas 29:32 D2, Jill Silva 29:58 B3, Rhonda Glenn 30:15 By John SchumacherGazetie-Joumaj The suspense normally ends along Idlewild Drive, where a strong surge or a bold move separates the champion from the challengers. Adrian Callan, Domingo Tibaduiza and Derrick May, the last three Reno Gazette-Journal Jog winners, all waited until the scenic street that hugs the Truckee River to pull away from their pursuers. The drama ended much earlier in Saturday's 19th annual Jog, with Alan Dehlinger and Rossy Tibaduiza-Car-denas cruising to comfortable victories in the 4.97-mile run through the streets of northwest Reno. Dehlinger, a 26-year-old former University of Nevada-Reno runner, pulled away from Stateline's Larry Lawson and Reno's George Hernandez after the first mile to win the men's race in 23 minutes, 52 seconds. Lawson finished second in 24:28, followed by Daniel Lucas in 24:30. Tibaduiza -Cardenas led from the start at the Reno YMCA to win the women's race. She finished in 29:32, well ahead of runner-up Jill Silva's 29:58 and Rhonda Glenn's 30:15. Dehlinger and Tibaduiza-Cardenas, both of Reno, won their first Jogs to collect $200 each. Lawson and Silva Bo works out with Raiders EL SEGUNDO, Calif. Running back-baseball player Bo Jackson practiced with the Los Angeles Raiders for the first time Saturday after passing a physical examination earlier in the day. Jackson, who won the 1985 Heisman Trophy at Auburn, earned a $500,000 bonus for reporting, but will not participate in today's final replacement game against against the Chargers in San Diego. Jackson hit 22 homers and drove in 53 runs for the Kansas City Royals during the recent baseball season. Wire service and staff reports Correction The Gazette-Journal incorrectly reported in Saturday's paper that Elko High School defeated Tahoe-Truckee, 7-6. in a key Northern AA League game. Truckee won the game to take over second place in league play with a 4-1 record. Elko fell to 3-2. 1 Page 3B Bowling, running go together Journal Jog notebook Page 8B Journal Jog results pocketed $100 and Lucas and Glenn $50. A field of 1.207 runners started the race, with 1,090 finishing. Dehlinger ran the uphill first mile in 4:40 to take a 30-yard lead over Hernandez and Lawson. When be made the turn from Hunter Lake Drive onto Lane tvrtv uazenejounai Alan Dehlinger Wins 19th Journal Jog See JOG, Pg 3B

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