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SPORTS Business 5-8 Tuesday, August 6, 1991 Albuquerque Journal Sportsline 821-1800 Page 1, Section C Paul Brown ..Dies THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CINCINNATI Paul Brown, one of football's brightest innovators and most successful coaches, died Monday at age 82. Brown helped form the Cleveland Browns and later the Cincinnati Bengals, for whom he was still part owner and general manager. His colleagues and former players remembered Brown for helping shape the National Football League and the way football coaching is done. "He was a stickler for detail, a well-organized person and like any successful man he was able to delegate responsibility to his assistants," said Lou Groza, who played for Brown in high school, college and the pros. Brown died early Monday at his suburban Cincinnati home of complications from pneumonia. Funeral services are Wednesday in Massillon, Ohio, the city where Brown coached Massillon Washington High School's football team to six state championships and four national titles from 1932 to 1940. Former NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle credited Brown with encouraging Rdzelle to become commissioner when he was asked in 1960 at age 33. "Whether they know it or not, nearly everyone in the game of football has been affected by Paul Brown. His wealth of ideas changed the game," Rozelle said from bis San Diego home. "When I was approached about becoming NFL commissioner, I expressed some initial reservations because I was so young, but Paul Brown reassured me and said, 'Don't worry. You'll grow with the job.'" Paul Tagliabue, who succeeded Rozelle as NFL commissioner, said: "He brought innovation and meticulous organization to every level of the game and was a true founder of the NFL's modern era." More than 50 of Brown's former players and assistants have been NFL coaches, including Sam Wyche, Chuck Noll, Bill Walsh, Don Shula, Bruce Coslet and Weeb Ewbank. AP FILE Paul Brown, who died Monday at 82, was one of the most innovative coaches in NFL history. More than 50 of his former players have become NFL coaches or assistants. .Bubka Vaults Re c or 2-1 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MALMO, Sweden Sergei Bubka became the first pole vaulter to clear 20 feet outdoors, making 20-V to break his own world record by a half -inch at Monday's iDag Galan track meet. He had not been hopeful during war-mups. Bubka, who holds the indoor mark of 20-1, was tired and felt some pain in his left leg while preparing for the competition. Almost five hours later on his final attempt, however, the 28-year-old Soviet topped his outdoor mark of 19-11 set July 18 in Italy. "It was so difficult jumping early in the competition," said Bubka, who earlier cleared 18-8 and 19-2. But the fans changed his mind. With most of crowd still chanting "Bubka, Bubka", the Soviet vaulter got all the motivaion he needed. vThe atmosphere was great," Bubka said. "The fans helped me. They gave me power. I felt very fast and very strong." It was the fourth time this year Bubka broke the outdoor record. Leroy Burrell retained his edge over Carl Lewis in the 100 meters, beating his Santa Monica Track Club teammate by 0.7 seconds to win the "Kings of Sprint" event. .Bastille 'Day .In Albn .cperqpe French Storm 1st Round of Slims By Dennis Latta JOURNAL STAFF WRITER The Virginia Slims of Albuquerque took on a definite French accent Monday. One French player moved into the No. 1 seed position. The first upset of the $150,000 tournament was pulled off by a French woman. One of the first losers was from France. Another French player won in straight sets and the final singles match of the night was between two French women. Karine Quentrec of France surprised fifth-, seeded Patty Fendick of Sacramento, Calif., 6-2, 6-3. - "The French like Albuquerque," said the broad-smiling Quentrec. "There are so many French girls. It's OK. I did not want to play against a French girl. It is difficult." There were nine French players in the main draw. Julie Halard was made the top seed, moving up from No. 2 when Conchita Martinez withdrew because of a leg injury. Nine more first-round singles matches and a double match will be played today at the Albuquerque Tennis Complex. Halard will make her debut with a match that will start in the middle of the afternoon. Fourth-seeded Susan Sloane plays at about 11:30 a.m. In a Monday evening match, Quentrec lost the first game against Fendick without a point. Then she won five games in a row to take control of the match. "It is difficult to play here," she said in a heavy French accent. "The first match is most difficult. I can't explain. Sometimes you miss and you don't know why." Quentrec advanced as far as the quarterfinals in this tournament last year before losing in three sets to eventual winner Jana Novotna. "It is better if you play a seeded player in the first round. Last year, if I play Novotna in the first round, I could win." In the evening match, third-seeded Mary Pierce, who now lists France as her home, beat Nathalie Herreman, a native of France, 6-2, 6-2. "Normally, the hardest round for me to get through is the first," Pierce said. "I play better and better. All my shots were working tonight." Seventh-seeded Linda Ferrando of Italy overcame a slow start to beat Marketa Kochta of Monday's Highlights: Karine Quentrec of France came up with the first upset of the tournament by beating fifth-seeded Patty Fendick of Sacramento, Calif., 6-2, 6-3. The other two seeded players won their matches with No. 3 Mary Pierce of France ousting Nathalie Herreman of France and No. 7 Linda Fernando of Italy rallying to beat Marketa Kochta of Germany 2-6, 6-1 , 6-3. In the qualifying, Nicole Arendt, Akiko Gooden, Patty O'Reilly and Katrina Adams, all from the U.S., won their matches for a spot in the main draw. Tracey Morton also earned a spot as a lucky loser, replacing former top seed Conchita Martinez who withdrew because of an injury Sunday. Today's Matches: Top-seeded Julie Malard of France will play her first match when she goes against Michelle Jackson-Nobrega of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. The match should start about 2:30 p.m. on the stadium court. Fourth-seeded Susan Sloane of Lexington, Ky., plays South Africa's Amanda Coetzer in a morning match and unseeded Peanut Louie Harper plays Arendt in a mid-morning match. The featured match of the evening will have sixth seed Etna Reinach of South Africa playing Isabelle Demongsot of France. Quote of the Day: "The first round is always hard, especially in this tournament because of the altitude."! Halle Cioffe of Knoxville, Tenn. Weather: Hot with broken clouds in the afternoon with the wind building up for the evening matches. Germany 2-6, 6-1, 6-3. "I hadn't played in a month, not since Wimbledon," said Ferrando. "That's why the first set I played was so wild." Halle Cioffi of Knoxville, Tenn., was a 6-3, 6-3 ' winner over Stacey Martin of Largo, Md. Cioffi said she was glad to get her first match behind her. , "The first round is always hard, especially in this tournament because of the altitude," said Cioffi. "I know I didn't play well and Stacey didn't play well. There were too many errors. I like to play the first day and get it settled. I don't like waiting around." In one of the early matches, Tatiana Ignatieva of the Soviet Union beat Pascale Paradis-Mangon of France 6-4, 6-3. Ignatieva is just 16 and obviously was very nervous. "This is my first Virginia Slims," she said through interpreter Zhenya Luchenkov, a photographer from Moscow who is a summer intern with the Journal. "I was very nervous today. I really wanted to win. It is difficult to play here." Ignatieva later qualified for the main draw in the doubles with partner Susan Sloane. "If I had lost, it would have been a disaster," she said of her opening match. "It's not really the money. The most important thing is the rating (computer ranking)." jit "XSh- f ' i 4 . r v V - -i m t I y i IK ... ' ' .' ..j,, Tfc 40-. t " " iii, mi .Harteock trike Dukes Righty Has 7 Ks, Beats Stars JEFF ALEXANDER JOURNAL The Soviet Union's Tatiana Ignatieva returns a ball in the first round of the Virginia Slims of Albuquerque. Ignatieva defeated Paradis-Mangon of France 6-4, 6-3. Ignatieva is just 16. Trevino Still To Play Pride Lee Trevino, who pulled out of this week's PGA Championship, has confirmed that he will still play in the Aug. 19-25 Charley PrideSunwest Bank Senior Golf Classic, a spokeswoman for tournament director Paul Bannock said Monday. Trevino withdrew from the PGA event in Carmel, Ind., Saturday after ' complaining of fatigue. "I pulled out of the PGA because I am tired," Trevino, 51, told The Associated Press. "My wife agrees with me that it was time to take a break." Trevino' s office manager Judy Pierre said, "He played six weeks in a row and he just needed to rest. He'll take two weeks off and be ready to go to Albuquerque." Trevino officially committed to the Pride on July 26. "I, talked with Trevino's personal secretary this weekend and she reassured us that he was still going to come," said Susan Smith, Bannock's spokeswoman. "They told us to book rooms for the week. She said he just needed one week off and then he would be on his way." This will be Trevino's first appear-"ance at the Pride. --'' Andy Katz 'Shoal Creek' Scar Haunts PGA By George White ORLANDO SENTINEL P.OMMENTARY" This year, the name is Crooked Stick. It is where the 74th PGA Championship will be held, in an Indianapolis suburb beginning Thursday. The name by no means carries the emotional impact of the name of the course where the 73rd PGA was held a year ago. "Shoal Creek." In times past, it meant nothing more than an outstanding golf course outside Birmingham, Ala. Today, its meaning extends far beyond the boundaries of sport. Like "Gettysburg," like "the Alamo," like "Selma," Shoal Creek is a location that means much more than just coordinates on a map. One year after the furor of Shoal Creek, what has happened in the insulated world of golf? One year after the PGA Tour and the United States Golf Association demanded that courses either cease their bigotry or lose their tournaments, is the world of golf really much different? The answer would seem to be a resounding "yes." Many private country clubs have realized that the time has come to end the discrimination and extend the hand of fellowship to Blacks, women and Jews. Many, many others have not, but at least those who still refuse have had the spotlight shined on them. Their insistence on . refusing membership to a person based solely on skin pigmentation, gender or religion has earned them special recogni tion, where in the past they were able to practice their bigotry in anonymity. Shoal Creek welcomed a Black member. So did Crooked Stick. Augusta National moved quickly to comply, issuing an invitation to a Black television executive. Course after course publicly announced acceptance of the PGA Tour's edict. Some did not. The Tour lost two courses. Fabled Cypress Point, one of the courses playing host to the AT&T Pro-Am, said it would not move a Black up the membership waiting list past Whites who were already there. Butler National, home of the Western Open, refuses to admit women and so effected the move of the tournament to the public Cog Hill golf complex. There have been other dropouts. The Senior PGA lost two courses. Old Warson Country Club in St. Louis bans Blacks and Jews and refused to set a timetable for recruiting Black applicants, forcing a move of the Southwestern Bell tournament. Sko-kie (111.) Country Club said "no thanks," forcing the Seniors to move the Ameritech Senior Open. A couple of Ben Hogan Tour events were moved when country clubs in Amarillo, Texas, and Baton Rouge, La., would not comply. The PGA of America itself was forced to bypass Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square, Pa., which was to be the site of the 1993 PGA. And Jour courses By Barbara Chavez JOURNAL STAFF WRITER One of Jeff Hartsock's little accomplishments went unnoticed in the Albuquerque Dukes' 7-3 victory over the Las Vegas Stars Monday night at the Sports Stadium. The right-hander struck out seven batters, and No. 6 was his 100th this season. No. 101 came one inning later. Hartsock was the Pacific Coast League's strikeout leader entering the game, one ahead of Edmonton's Kyle Abbott. Though he's pleased with his strikeout total, 101 still isn't bis career best. In 1989 DUKES TODAY dropped out of USGA championships: St. Louis Country Club, Chicago Golf Club, Annandale Golf Club in Pasadena, Calif., and Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. Some of those, like Cypress Point, say their only beef with the edict is having to make the change by tournament time, which would circumvent the normal processes of membership. Others are adamantly opposed to women members, while some most certainly don't want women, Jews or Blacks. Deane Beman, commissioner of the PGA Tour, said he knew the day would come when the PGA would have to take a stand. "Looking back, it was inevitable that racism in golf would become an issue," he said. "But we were not preparing for it. We never saw this coming (the Shoal Creek upheaval). Black players never complained about their treatment at clubs, and no civil rights groups were complaining. We weren't focused on it at all. But the Tour's position is very clear now." The public is much more aware now of prejudice in the inner sanctums of the private clubs. Vice President Dan Quayle cut short a golf outing at Cypress Point when questions were raised over the ethics of our nation's No. 2 citizen patronizing a club with biased membership. And when a country club in Columbia, La., forbade a Black high school golfer from competing in a tournament there, the Louisiana legislature itself got involved, honoring the teenager with a statewide day. Las Vegas at Sports Stadium, 7 p.m. with Class A Bakersfield, Hartsock struck out 146. "Ks are nice," said Hartsock (10-6). "But they're not something I really concern myself with. I just try to get them (batters) out any way I can to help the team. I think the changes I made over last season and through this year are starting to pay off. I'm finally able to reap the rewards." Hartsock didn't have an easy time getting the outs he needed early, however. The Stars were ahead 1-0 after Scott Coolbaugh tripled and came home on a ground out by Kevin Higgins. But Hartsock got some help from bis catcher in the second inning. Carlos Hernandez hit "his first homer of the season a two-run shot over the left field fence with two out to give the Dukes a 2-1 lead. ; The lead changed hands again in the third. Hartsock walked Will Taylor with Jose Mota on base after an error on third baseman Rafael Bournigal. Hernandez then tried to make a throw to second, but the ball sailed into center field allowing Mota to tie the game 2-2. Tom Lampkin's RBI single gave Las Vegas the go-ahead run. The Dukes were silent in the third and fourth innings, but that was the calm before the storm. In the fifth, Albuquerque sent eight men to the plate and scored four runs, including RBI singles by Billy Bean and Hartsock. Two more runs scored on two errors by pitcher Ricky Bones. Bones (8-6) lasted SVi innings, giving up nine hits and seven runs three earned. DUKES NOTES: Albuquerque shortstop Jose Offerman left Monday's game in the fourth inning after hearing he will join the Los Angeles Dodgers. LA. shortstop Alfredo Griffin suffered a fractured cheekbone and will be out three to four weeks. . . . Dodgers third baseman Jeff Hamilton will join the Dukes later this week on an injury rehabilitation assignment. ... Brian Holton has moved to the bullpen, making room for Pedro Martinez in the starting rotation. Holton pitched two innings Monday in relief of Hartsock. . . . The last complete game pitched by a Dukes pitcher June 13 by Dennis Cook. -YV Toby Smith OF THE JOURNAL Toby Smith is on vacation

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