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2E I Behind the Lines Wednesday, June 16, 1983 Reno Gazette-Journal AUTO RACING Sports Car Cklh of Amirim kAtm.tir. K...HJ.J . . H 1Rou"d Table plz". Mira Loma & McCarran. 6:30 p.m. Julv 24-25. autocross Staart inn 01 00 r, , . ' "-3. uuuuias oouniy airport "tocf- Sept. 25-26, autocross, Stead. Oct. 9-10, autocross, A i ""-vaienuno pjo) 582-4239; Randy Jones, 626-4502; Pat Costin 857-1966; John Evans 828-0608; Brian Hunt, 355-8093; James and Lisa Valdez, 674-2941. Web site; 4-WhaaUdrTWA frainlrwi eAksu-J I. ft rsn t. .1. 4 n 44 wiiwn. uuiio ltl-U, Juiy iu-1 1, juiy c- Z5. AUQ. 14-15. Aun Rant oroc rw a n 10 14 - a- 1 urtu, Vbl, O-IW, I1UV, llTIT. Classes based out nf Rano Uah otto Info: (925) 606-8301 . Northern Nevada Kurt rtnK Dn.aahii,u iw4ddbml way. Sun., qualify 10:30 a.m., race at 11:30 a.m. Saturday races, ij-u, juiy iu, juiy su, ug. 14, sepi. lz, tepi. zo, Oct. 24, Oct 30-31 . Track location: From Reno, hwy 395 N. to exit 74, Lemmon Dr., E. 6.5 miles to track, last V. mile is dirt road. Free admission for spectators VOLLEYBALL Victory Volleyball CamD. The camo for bovs and aids arades 5- 9 will be held at Swope Middle School from June 14-17, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Cost is $102, which includes a camp T-shirt. This camp introduces participants to one of the fastest-growing sports in ma country ana tocus on the fundamentals. The ratio of camp goers to coaches will not exceed 8 to 1. Call 353-5781 to register or 353-5780 for more information. Spark YMCA Summer Beach Volleyball. June 21-Aug 7. Men's 2-on-2, women's 2-on-2 and co-ed 4-on-4 teams. Games on weeknights, 5-9 p.m. with weekend tournaments. Register by June 21 at Sparks YMCA 850 Baring Blvd. Cost is $40 per player. BASEBALL Wolf Pack Baseball Camp. Age 6-14. June 29-July 1 and July 5-7 taught by Wolf Pack baseball coaches at Peccole Park. The three-day sessions will begin at 9 a.m. each day until 11:30 a.m. Cost is $100 per session. Call 784-8031, extension 242 for information. Northern Nevada Pony Baseball. Sparks Babe Ruth Bambinos Fall Ball will run Aug. 2-Oct. 24 with the season-ending Nevada Day Weekend Tournament Oct 28-Nov. 1 The league has several divisions for players ages 5-14. Coaches, players, teams interested in participating call Tom at 425-9247. SAILINQ Sailboat Racing Seminar. Introductory event for catamaran and dinghy sailors that want to get Into racing. Onshore class followed by practice racing. June 26-27. Cost $15 per boat for the weekend. Washoe Lake State Park. Details: Alan Preissler, 882-7412 or 887-7667 or Mark Harris, 355-7035. LACROSSE Anyone interested in starting a lacrosse club in the Reno area for tournament games as well as against nearby clubs, call Tony (J75) 575-7756. BOXINO Reno Jets Boxing holding sign ups boys ages 8-18 and girls 13-17. Limited enrollment Sign up Monday through Friday, 4-5 p.m. Under 18 must be accompanied by parent Cost $25 includes insurance and boxing fees. Info: Call Ray Tavares at 331-3605 or 747-2853. SWIMMING Reno Aquatic Club holding sign ups at Moana Pool for all levels of swimming. More information: Cathy Chapel (702) 825-0938. Sierra Nevada Masters year-round adult swim program for fitness and competitive swimmers or triathletes. On-going sign ups. Info: Call Chip Hobson at 827-3899. Porpoise Club a competitive swim program for kids with intermediate level skills. Meets Mondays, Wednesdays from 4:15 to 5 p.m. at Reno YMCA. Cost: $40member or $60nonmembers. After school Swim Lesson on Monday and Wednesday afternoons. Four-week session. Cost: $28member, $40nonmember. Info: Call Reno YMCA at 329-1 311. Red Cross Swim Lessons offered at Atf Sorenson Center. Eight 40-minute classes are offered mornings and evenings with choice of MondaysWednesdays or TuesdaysThursdays. Cost: $24residents, $28nonresident. Info: Call 353-2376. Spark Piranhas Swim Team: Complete competitive swim team ages 3 years through adult From novice to national competitor, technique-centered program. Information: Call Gaylene Anderson (head coach) at 425-1 1 1 8. Do you have an item for Sports Sign ups? Fax it to Ray Hagar, sports editor, at 788-6458 or call 788-6345. Please include a contact number. BASKETBALL NBA Finals Today SPURS 9 7t Knicks Overunder 172 Series Spurs -8 00 Knicks 5.50 Spurs in 4 32 Spurs In 5 . even Spurs in 6 21 Spurs in 7 41 Knicks In 4 601 Knicks in 5 201 Knicks in 6 151 Knicks in 7 151 BASEBALL Coiege Work) Series Today Stanford 1.30 Florida St -1.50 Texas ASM 1.35 Cal State Fullerton .-1 .55 Odds to win Miami, Fla 52 Florida St 31 Rice 51 Alabama 51 Stanford 61 CS-Fullerton 81 Texas ASM 121 Oklahoma St 151 BOXING Saturday Savarese 1000 Grant -1500 Williams 400 Rahman -600 Sept 11 Trinidad -1.10 DeLaHoya .-1.30 Odds and spreads provided by Harrah's Reno Rao and Sports Book. Note; Lines for today's major league baseball games were unavailable. Looking Ahccd SfSjL June 17 vs. Chicago (N) 7:35 p.m. June 19 vs. Chicago (N) 1:05 p.m. June 17 at Cleveland Cl ' "fn''1 4:05 p.m. June 19 at Detroit 2:05 p.m. fWL Chico June 17 vs. Chico June 19 vs. Tri-City 5:05 p.m. Is4" vs. Ore-on St 1:CSp.m.1 Sept. 1 1 at Colorado St I-UUIDMJ. sept 25 vs. Fresno St. 1:05 p.m. June 26 vs. Central Coast 5:30 p.m. Juiy 3 vs. Chico 5:30 p.m. f ? Aug. 19 vs. Seattle 5 p.m. 6 p.m. Sept. 3 at Denver TBA vs. Dallas TBA Sept. 3 at Arizona TBA On the air TODAY BASEBALL Cubs-Brewers(WGN) 11 a.m. College World Series: Rice-Alabama,(ESPN2) 12:30 p.m. A's-lndians'(FSB) .4 p.m. College World Series: Cal State-Fullerton-Florida State'(ESPN2) 4:30 p.m. Major league baseball: teams TBA'(ESPN) 7:30 p.m. BASKETBALL NBA Finals: Knlcks-Spurs(4) 6 p.m. MOTOR SPORTS Motocross: AMA competition(ESPN2) 11 a.m. RUGBY Australia-lreland(FSB).. ..1 p.m. VOLLEYBALL AVP Tour(FSB) 8:30 p.m. NEWS SportsCenter(ESPN) - 3 p.m. Fox Sports News"(FSB) 6:30 p.m. Sports Tonlghf(CNN) 8 p.m. SportsCenter'(ESPN) 8 p.m. Fox Sports News'(FSB).. SportsCenter(ESPN) Sports Tonighf(CNN) ..10 p.m. ..11 p.m. ..11 p.m. TALK Bob D(1270 AM) .6 a.m. Fabulous Sports Babe(1450 AM) 7 a.m. Jim Rome(1270 AM) - 9 a.m. The Biggest Little Sports Show in Reno(1450 AM) 10 a.m. The Peter Brown Show(1450 AM) 11 a.m. The Papa Joe Chevalier Show(1450 AM) 3 p.m. SportsFan Today with Chuck Poweir(1270 AM) 4 p.m. Game Night from Las Vegas(1270 AM) 6 p.m. The Arnie Spanier Show(1450 AM) 7 p.m. Jim Rome(1270 AM) 7 p.m. Scott Ferrell, On the Bench(1270 AM) .8 p.m. The Bob Kemp Show(1450 AM) 11 p.m. The Brick House with J.T. Brick-(1270 AM) 11 p.m. Who's On First with John Rabe and John DeCandido(1270 AM) J3 a.m. The Damon Perry Show(1450 AM) 3 a.m. f-denotes Ive broadcast) SPORTS DIGEST Minnesota's Mcllvaine suffers seizure MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Doctors found no major problems with a Minnesota Twins official who was hospitalized after a seizure. Joe Mcllvaine, 51, was expected to be released from a New Orleans hospital later Tuesday, Twins spokesman Sean Harlin said. Mcllvaine was stricken Sunday, about the same time Houston manager Larry Dierker had a seizure in the eighth inning of the Astros' game with the San Diego Padres. Dierker had brain surgery Tuesday. Mcllvaine, a special assistant to Twins general manager Terry Ryan, was in New Orleans to scout the Triple-A Salt Lake Buzz when he had a seizure while walking in a mall with his wife. Doctors ran Mcllvaine through several tests and found no major problems, Harlin said. Dodgers acquire infielder LOS ANGELES Infielder Craig Counsell, a World Series hero with the Florida Marlins in 1997, was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday for a player to be named. Counsell, one of the last four Marlins who remained for their 1997 World Series roster, lost his second-base job to Luis Castillo this year while batting just .152 with two RBIs in 37 games. Counsell, 28, was designated for assignment last Friday, which meant he would have been placed on waivers if not traded within 10 days. Ex-NBA player in jail BILOXI, Miss. Former NBA player Greg "Cadillac" Anderson was sentenced to five months in a Houston jail for participating in a cocaine deal. Anderson broke into tears after he was sentenced Monday in federal court in Biloxi. The former Atlanta Hawks backup center faced up to three years in prison for the charge of conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute it. Anderson pleaded guilty to the charge after he was caught during an FBI sting operation at the Grand Casino Bayview Hotel in May 1998. Following the sentence by U.S. District Court Judge Walter Gex, the 6-foot-10-inch Anderson turned to a hallway wall and cried. Fetters to undergo surgery BALTIMORE Orioles right-handed reliever Mike Fetters will have elbow surgery to remove bone spurs from his pitching elbow and will miss six to eight weeks, Baltimore general manager Frank Wren said Tuesday night. Dr. Lewis Yocum will operate in California later this week. "We'll know more once the surgeons know exactly what they've found," Wren said. "There are spurs in there they want to take out." Fetters, signed to a minor-league contract during the offseason, made the team out of spring training and was 1-0 with a 5.48 ERA in 20 appearances. Valentine's suspension upheld CINCINNATI The National League upheld manager Bobby Valentine's two-game suspension and $5,000 fine for returning to the New York Mets' dugout in disguise after he was ejected. Valentine was allowed to manage Tuesday night against the Cincinnati Reds. He'll miss the final day of a three-game series Wednesday and the opener of a series in St. Louis on Thursday. Bruce Benedict, the Mets' bench coach, will fill in for Valentine, who had anticipated that the suspension and fine would be upheld despite his appeal. La Russa's future unsure ST. LOUIS Tony La Russa has a job as the St. Louis Cardinals manager next year, if he wants it. La Russa said he'll decide later this season whether to take the team's owners up on their offer of a contract extension for a fifth season with the Cardinals. "There's too much left in the season," La Russa said Tuesday. "The only thing I would never wait to say is I think this is the best managing situation in the major leagues, and I'm including the New York Yankees and anything else." MORNING BRIEFING Now he says Cinderella Knicks will have a ball LOS ANGELES TIMES Wallace Matthews of the New York Post writing on the NBA Finals: "The wise guys tell us that the Knicks are about to wake up from their Improbable Dream, that the glass slipper is about to crack, that (Jeff) Van Gundy is due to turn back into a gnome and (Latrell) Sprewell back into a rat. "Believe me, six days ago I was one of them. But now I've wised up. Knicks in seven. Convince me otherwise The Spurs most likely will do that, Wally. Add Finals: Mike Littwin of the Rocky Mountain News writing on Sprewell: "As the New York Knicks prepare to play in the NBA Finals, Sprew ell is suddenly the toast of New York. Until recently the most reviled man on the planet (non-Balkans category), he has somehow evolved into the semi-legitimate heir to the Frazier-Reed-Bradley Knicks of legend. "In fact, if the underdog Knicks beat the San f Antonio Spurs to win the title, I fully expect they'll have a ticker tape parade for Sprewell. "And then maybe his agent will announce that he wants Hillary Rodham Clinton to step aside so Spree can run for the Senate." J I Trivia time: Who holds the NBA Finals record for most free throws made in a game? S Minor scramble: Gary Shelton in the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times: "Turns out a lot of teams J are excited about the prospect of Penny Hardaway on the free-agent market. Those teams include j Rapid City, Sioux Falls and Fort Wayne." Just another diner: San Francisco 49er quar- terback Steve Young on eating out in San Francisco:. "You'd be surprised at how anonymous I can bel If I go into a restaurant, put my name in the list, gd outside and wait for my name to be called, 4Young oartv ot two. nobody makes a Dig iuss. "They look at me and say: 'He's waiting just like us. How important can he be? Sour grapes: Ricky Henderson, 40, of the New; York Mets, referring to live-time Ly Young Award winner Roger Clemens: He am t in my class, so how can anyone say he's intimidating? He isn't on that level yet. He hasn't been around as long as me. He hasn t done as much as me. Trivia answer: Bob Pettit of the St. Louis Hawks, 19, against Boston on April 9, 1958. i NATIONAL LEAGUE ha ha ha tot tot tot last 3 games w-l era team w-l era team ip era w-l Nym:Yoshfl,(R) 4-2 4.95 4-2 6-5 4.91 6-6 14.2 9 20 0-2 CIN:PARRIS.(R) 2-0 4 18 3-1 4-0 4 83 5-1 19.0 6.16 1-0 Chn:Trachsl(R) 1-4 5.04 2-5 2-B 5.01 5FTB T5T 537 Tf3" MIL:NOMO(R) 1-1 2 79 1-2 3-1 4.23 4-3 17.1 7.27 2-0 Sfo:Gardner(R) 0-3 BOO 2-4 0-5 8.31 37 17.1 8.83 0-1 COL:KILE (R) 1-0 6 00 3-1 4-3 4 63 6-7 19 0 3 32 1-0 Atl Maddui (R) 3-2 4.62 4-2 5 4 4.64 7-8 21.0 5.14 1-1 HOU:BERGMAN(R) 2-0 4 22 4-1 4-2 4.28 7-5 17.2 3 57 2-1 Mon:Batista(m 1-2 3.69 1-4 6-2 3.56 5 22.1 2.01 STL:BOTTNFD(R) 3-2 4 80 3-2 9-3 3.96 9-4 18 0 3.50 2-1 Fla Meadows(R) 4-1 5.18 4-2 54 5.14 87 17.2 6.62 T7 ARI:REYNOSO(R 1-0 2.73 3-1 4-1 392 6-4 18.1 3.93 2-0 Pit:Cordova(R) 1-1 3.93 2-1 2-2 4.89 52 190 1.89 LOS PEREZ.CIL) 0-6 7.61 0-6 2-8 7.18 2-8 14.0 9 64 1-2 Phi:WoH (L) 0-0 0.00 0-0 1-0 1.55 TO 5.2 1.59 1-0 SDG:HITCHCO(L) 3-2 3.61 4-3 4-5 4.86 5-8 18.0 4.00 1-1 AMERICAN LEAGUE ha Wa ha tot tot tot last 3 games w-l era team w-l era team Ip era w-l KamRosado (L) 3-2 2.50 3-3 4-5 2.91 5-8 19.1 4.66 1-2 BALPONSON (R) 3-1 3 21 4-1 6-4 3 99 7-5 21 0 3 43 1-1 Oak:Heredia(R) 3-3 4 50 3-5 3-5 4 96 4-9 17.2 3 06 0-1 CLE COLON.B(R) 4-2 4 94 5-3 6-3 5 61 7-5 17.1 6.23 0-2 Ana:Sparks (R) 1-2 3.97 3-3 2-5 5.49 53S 19.Z 4.58 TT TOR:HAMILTN(RJ 0-2 11.37 0-2 0-4 11 32 0-4 11 1 5 56 0-2 Sea Moyer (L) 3-1 4.24 34 7-4 509 7-7 23.2 3.80 2-0 DET:MLICKI (R) 2-3 3 89 3-4 3-6 4 30 4-7 19 0 1.42 2-0 Min:Perkins(fV 0-1 6 05 1-2 1-3 7.52 23 15.2 5.74 0-0 BOS:ROSE, EUR) 1-0 3 86 1-1 3-0 1.91 4-1 18 0 2 00 1-0 Tex:Helling(ny 3-4 4.18 44 5-6 4.52 84 18.2 1.45 0-1 NYY:HERNDEZ(R) 4-3 4 10 4-3 7-5 448 7-6 18.2 241 2-1 Tam:Witt.B (R) 2-2 7.71 3-5 3-3 6 35 57 16.2 8.10 0-1 CHA:PARQUE (L) 4-1 3.90 4-1 7-5 4.06 7-5 17.0 3.18 2-1 NOTE: HomeAway reflects road statistics for visiting pitcher (lower case) and home statistics for home pitcher (upper case). Total includes both home and road statistics for both pitchers. TOT Team is team's win-loss record in games that the probable pitcher has started previously. raS ii ei ! M ani Jif J - f - ,m- O - - La rncning mo provKMO oy iwoonN opora mtviom, no. Golf, Baseball Pinehurst presents a different U.S. Open By Doug Ferguson AP GOLF WRITER PINEHURST, N.C. Check out the fairways, so ample and inviting that they no longer look as narrow as a hiking trail. Check out the rough, only 3 inches high and so sparse in spots that a search party isn't required to find the ball. Check out the calendar. Is this really the third week in June? Is this really the U.S. Open? "The golf course is playing a little more friendly than I thought it would," Tiger Woods said Tuesday. "I thought the rough would be higher, the fairways narrower." Who didn't? After all, the U.S. Open has a reputation of being so difficult that it borders on unfair. The rough is supposed to be deep enough to cover shoe laces. The fairways should require players to walk single file. Remember last year at The Olympic Club, where balls that landed in the middle of the fairway actually broke toward the rough and didnt stop until they got there? "I think the USGA recognized the fact that they made a mistake last year," Woods said. Or perhaps the USGA figured it could leave Pinehurst No. 2 the way Donald Ross designed it 92 years ago and still get what it wants the toughest test in golf. Pinehurst might not look like Olympic or Congressional, Oak-mont or Oakland Hills or Oak Hill. The 99th U.S. Open, which begins Thursday, instead offers a differ- ii Heat wins its 15th game in 16 tries Associated Press LOOKING TO REPEAT: Lee Janzen, the defending champion, follows his drive on the 16th hole during practice for the U.S. Open at the Pinehurst Resort & Country Club's No. 2 course in Pinehurst, N.C, Tuesday. ent test. "The rough is deep, but not as deep as past U.S. Opens off the edge of the fairway," Mark O'Meara said. "There's going to be times you might be able to advance your ball, maybe get it on a green. In past U.S. Opens, it was usually a sand wedge out. "But I think the whole key is going to be, once again, management of your game, hanging in there, fighting and just staying patient." Those arc always words to live by at a U.S. Open." Then again, so is the message that Colin Montgomcrie's caddie offered during a practice round Tuesday in occasional rain. The middle of the green is a good target. "He said that 18 times today," Montgomerie said. "You've got to be patient. If you start attacking these greens, you're in trouble." By Joe Santoro RENO GAZETTE-JOURNAL Break up the Chico Heat. Then again, it just might be too late for the rest of the teams in the Western Baseball League this season. The best team in the WBL proved it again Tuesday night at Moana Stadium, turning a 2-2 nail-biter in the ninth inning into a 7-2 rout over the Reno Blackjacks. "The main thing is we're a team," Heat shortstop Tim Cooper said. "On any given night any one of our guys could step up and carry the burden." On Tuesday, it was Cooper who carried the burden, hitting a three-run homer in the ninth to put the game away. "It's not just two or three guys in our lineup that carry us," said Cooper, who played for the Reno Chukars in 1996. "One through nine, all our guys get on base. You have to pitch to everybody in our lineup." Tonight's girmi Chico Heat (19-4) at Reno Blackjacks (1 1-13), Moana Stadium, 6:35 p.m. Pttchorsi Chico: Petie Roach (1-1, 6.32); Reno: Randy Phillips (2-1, 5.90). Old-Timor' gam: An exhibition game featuring former major leaguers will precede tonight's game at 5:30 p.m. Just about everyone in the Heat lineup had a hand in putting the Blackjacks away in the ninth inning. Shawn Scott and Mike Nadeau started the inning with singles off Reno reliever Rich Linares. Linares then hit Brad Gennaro to load the bases and Jon Fuller broke the 2-2 tie with a sacrifice fly. Terrel Hansen made it 4-2 with a single and Cooper then stepped to the plate and left no doubt. "I knew it was out when I hit it," smiled Cooper. "This is a very hitter-friendly park. Everybody likes coming here to get their knocks and fatten up their numbers." The Heat, which won the 1997 WBL championship, have now won 15 of their last 16 games to improve to a dominating 19-4 this season. The Blackjacks have now lost two in a row to fall to 1 1-13, 8.S games behind the pacesetting Heat. The Blackjacks rallied to tie the game at 2-2 with a pair of runs in the eighth inning. Justin Drizos walked, went to second on a single by Josh Kliner and stole third after getting caught off second by Chico catcher Brian Arntzen. The former Wolf Pack first baseman then scored on a wild pitch to cut Chico s lead to 2-1. Kliner later scored in the inning on a sacrifice fly by David Sanchez to tie the score. The Heat took a 1-0 lead on a home run by Hansen to start the second inning. Starter Aaron Mayer and the Blackjacks, though, fell behind 2-0 in the fifth inning as Scott singled, stole second, went to third on a bunt by Nadeau and scored on a double by Gennaro. Dierker OK after surgery HOUSTON (AP) Houston Astros manager Larry Dierker is expected to make a full recovery following a 572-hour operation Tuesday that removed a life-threatening tangle of malformed blood vessels from his brain. Dierker, who collapsed Sunday when he had a seizure in Houston's dugout during a game in the Astrodome, will be hospitalized 5-10 days and will need at least four weeks to recover from the surgery. Dr. Rob Parrish said he was confident the entire vessel mass was removed from an area where a blood clot hemorrhaged. "Later this week we'll do another angiogram to make absolutely certain we got all of it out," Parrish said. "He's awake, alert and following commands and looks quite good right now." Rodeo From page IE wanted to get on and I was able to stay on him and get a good ride and score real well," he said. As for the Reno Rodeo, Slagows-ki is hoping for a much better showing than last year, when he was bucked off in the first go-round. "It's a real good rodeo with a lot of money," he said. "It also has the top stock contractors, so there will be a lot of good horses." Carey, from Fallon, has won more than $12,000 this season, putting him just outside the top 20 in the world standings. He knows he can make up a lot of ground on the money leaders with a strong showing in Reno. Ryan Carey Fallon Charley Gardner Ruby Valley Bruce HiH Fallon Matt Marvel Battle Mountain Glynn Montero Winnemucca IraSlagowski Carfin Joe Slagowski Carlin "I'm really looking forward to Reno," the Churchill County High graduate said. "It's kind of our hometown rodeo and all my family will be there. Plus, my birthday falls on the short round." The short round is the rodeo finals and Carey would like nothing more than to celebrate his 25th birthday with a big payday. He also wouldn't mind seeing Slagowski and Marvel in the finals. "We all have a pretty good time together," he said. "Every one of us wants the others to win." Marvel agreed: "We're always pulling for each other. It's not you against the other riders. It's you against the Horse you're on, so you want the others to do well." Marvel, the 1996 state high school all-around champion out of Battle Mountain, is making his second trip to the Reno Rodeo. "I was there last year and did pretty good," he said. "It's a real good rodeo. There are lots of good horses there." The 21 -year-old Marvel grew up in a rodeo' family. His dad, Mike, was among the top riders in the world in the 1970s and his uncle, Joe Marvel, was the world saddle bronc champion in 1978. His sis ters, Katie and Jamie, are both on the rodeo team at UNLV. "My year is going pretty good," he said. "I guess it could always be better." Marvel said he would like to follow in the footsteps of his dad and uncle by earning a spot in the National Finals. The Reno Rodeo will be a good test of the competition that Marvel, Slagowski and Carey will face if they make it to National Finals. Every rider in the top 20 of the world saddle bronc standings is entered. Marvel, Carey and Slagowski will all have their first go-round Tuesday night. The Reno Rodeo opens this Saturday and continues through Sunday, June 27. Tickets are available by calling 800-TIC-RODEO or through any BASS ticket outlet. I i

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