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28 Th» PorU Hmwt, Thun.. JUIKI U, Timeout Johnson, Hayes pass torch DALLAS (AP) — Hundreds cheered while two former Olympic champions, Rafer Johnson and ex- Dallas Cowboy Bob Hayes, passed a legendary flame as the 1984 Olympic Torch Relay continued its trail to Los Angeles. Street corners in the downtown area were packed with cheering spectators Wednesday night as runners carried the torch through the city for a ceremony at City Hall, where Johnson handed off the symbolic flame to Hayes in a setting lit by two sets of swirling spotlights. The traditional torch is being carried from New York to the summer Olympic games in Los Angeles. It crossed Texas from the Oklahoma border to Grand Prairie near Dallas Wednesday. Today, the relay was to continue west through Fort Worth and on to Lubbock. In Dallas, 70 sponsored runners, including Hayes and Johnson, participated in the event. Earlier Wednesday, the Olympic torch wound its way through the countryside and small towns of North Texas. At every little town and crossroads along the path, residents turned out to cheer the runners and to catch a moment of Olympic fever. "I never dreamed they would come right here across the bridge," said Tom Allen of Sherwood Shores on Lake Texoma near the Oklahoma border. "This is the most exciting thing we've lived here," said Allen's wife, Cathy. "It's usually just wrecks and stuff." Despite a few sprained ankles and some severe thunderstorm, Olympic officials said the torch has moved on schedule since it left New York on May 8. Yugoslavs stop Arkansas TOKYO (AP) — Yugoslavia, the 1980 Moscow Olympic champion, defeated the University of Arkansas 70-57 Thursday for its fourth victory against no losses, moving a step closer to winning the four-nation Kirin World men's basketball tournament. A crowd of 3,500 spectators watched the Arkansas Razorbacks suffer their first setback in four games at Sendai Sports Center, north of Tokyo. The Yugoslavs led 35-32 at halftime. Zoran Radovic was the high scorer for the winners with 16 points, followed by Danko Cvjeticanin with 12. For the American collegians, Ricky Norton and Leroy Button each scored 14. Yugoslavia and Arkansas will meet again in the tournament's final game, which will be held in Tokyo on Sunday. At Koriyama City, also north of Tokyo, the Chinese national team won its first game against three losses Thursday, beating its Japanese counterpart 69-67. It was the fourth defeat for the winless Japanese. Sports column irks Bolivia LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Fearing a violent reaction to a recent sports column in the Washington Post that poked fun at its economic problems, Bolivia canceled a sports trip by two U.S. teams and is considering withdrawing altogether from the Summer Olympics. The visit by basketball and wrestling teams sponsored by Athletes In Action, a Christian athletes group based in Colorado Springs, Colo., was scheduled to begin today. Tito Ramos, a representative of the group in Bolivia, said that Jorge Ramps, the head of the Bolivian Basketball Federation, informed him Wednesday that the visit was called off "for fear of a reaction by the Bolivian people against the team" because of the column written by Tony Kprnheiser. Bolivian officials said the column ridiculed the economic problems which had threatened their nation's participation in the Los Angeles Olympics. Bolivian newspapers gave wide coverage to the column and suggested Bolivia withdraw from the Olympics. The papers earlier had urged the government to reverse its decision not to send a team. The column, written last week, was in reaction to Bolivia's announcement in May that it could not send a team to Los Angeles because of its economic problems. UNLV coach taped LAS VEGAS. Nev. (AP) — A top NCAA investigator has admitted to secretly taping conversations with basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian and also says he had no physical evidence to support efforts to suspend the coach in 1977. David Berst, the NCAA's director of enforcement since 1977 and an employee of the sports governing body since 1972, admitted under questioning Wednesday that he had made it a practice to tape conservations. Berst admitted he taped several conversations with Tarkanian without the coach's knowledge. Berst said the practice of such tapings has been discontinued. The testimony came in the third day of a district court battle which could have an impact on the NCAA's enforcement methods. Tarkanian is claiming the NCAA violated due process in demanding lie be suspended for two years in 1977 after his U* ,ver- sity of Nevada-Las Vegas basketball progr .m was slapped with a two-year probation for 38 recruiting violations. Tarkanian obtained a court injunction prohibiting the suspension and the case has languished in legal limbo for seven years while Tarkanian has compiled one of the best records in college basketball. Berst testified the NCAA announced an official inquiry into the UNLV basketball program May 29, 1973 — six days after Tarkanian announced he was leaving Long Beach State to take over the Las Vegas program. UTEP searching for coach EL PASO, Texas (AP) - The University of Texas at El Paso hopes to have a new coach for its problem-stricken track program in less than a month, school officials say. "We want to get a head coach the first week of July — that's what we're shooting for," UTEP Athletic Director Bill Cords said Wednesday. The new coach, who will be chosen by a screening committee of the school's athletic council, a member of the El Paso Track and Field Association and Cords, will replace former head Coach Larry Heidebrecht. Heidebrecht resigned April 6 amid allegations that he may have kept some reimbursement money from track meet sponsors that was intended for the school. UTEP's track program currently is under investigation by the NCAA and the El Paso County district attorney's office. Cords said the university began advertising nationally on June 1 for a new coach. He said several inquiries have been made about the position, but added that most potential applicants "mostly want to know what's going to happen. Celtics continue championship celebration BOSTON (AP) — After a one-day road trip to Washington, the Boston Celtics' championship celebration returned home today with a downtown parade and public reception at City Hall Plaza. The Celtics, who won then* 15th National Basket- bait Association title Tuesday night in Boston Gardta, were saluted by President Reagan Wednesday in a reception at the White House Rose Garden. It was baston Mayor Ray Flynn's turn today to host the locaiheroes. Flynn, a foriaer Providence College basketball star, declared theday "Celtics' Pride Day." "Celtics' pride means everybody pulling together for common goals," Tlynn said Wednesday in a statement. "Last night, \he Boston Celtics showed us how pride, determination and skill can translate into one of the greatest athlete achievements this city has ever seen." About 14 hours after the Celt^s beat the Los Angeles Lakers 111-102 to capture &e NBA championship series, they were welcomed tethe nation's capital. Reagan met with Celtics' players and staff as temperatures climbed toward 96 degrees ar/i the humidity stood at 60 percent. "I'd like to ask the president — how do you stand out here and don't sweat," asked Boston guard Dennis Johnson, drawing a big laugh from the audience that included many White House staff members. Reagan, towered over by the players, said, "If I was as smart as I was supposed to be in this job, I would have come out here and stood on a box." Johnson presented Reagan with a ball autographed by Celtics' players. The president committed a few turnovers in relating Celtics' history. Before shaking hands with the players, Coach K.C. Jones and president and general manager Red Auerbach, Reagan said the Celtics have won 15 championships, eight of them since 1959. "And if I have my information correct, all eight of those were with the Los Angeles Lakers, since 1959," Reagan said. They have won 15 titles, but, since 1959, the Celtics have won 14 championships, seven of them against Los Angeles and one more when the Lakers were still in Minneapolis. Elsewhere in Washington, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., introduced a Senate resolution congratulating the Celtics In a statement prepared for delivery on the floor of the Senate, Kennedy said, "Some people say that the Boston Garden needs air conditioning. But all fans of the Celtics know that the real problem with the Garden is finding enough room to hang all those championship banners. The Celtics also were hailed in Boston. "As far as the Celtics go," confided one subway worker, "this city is nuts." On subway trains, commuters clutched the sports pages and greeted each other with whoops of victory. Inside No. 4's Bar, head bartender Tom Carroll was cleaning up after "the biggest night of the year," while two early customers tipped their glasses to the green and white. In suburban Framingham, radio station WVBF- FM played 15 straight minutes of a rock 'n' roll song called "Celtics Pride" written for the station by Blackstone songwriter Don Hill. "You can't believe how many people have called wanting to buy it," said Tom Connelly, operations manager. "But there's no record. All we have is a tape." Bell nears peak before U.S. Olympic Trials LOS ANGELES (AP) — Earl Bell held the television microphone in his hand for "take three," repeated his name and the fact that he was a pole vaulter, then said, "And I'm a two-time Olympian." It was a dress rehearsal for Bell in case he makes the U.S. Olympic team this year. Otherwise, the TV tape can be thrown out — or held for the 1988 Summer Olympic Games at Seoul, Korea. Bell was asked to perform for the TV cameras last Saturday, minutes after he had set the American record in the pole vault by clearing 19 feet, one-quarter-inch during the USA-Mobil Outdoor Track and Field Championships at San Jose, Calif. That record leap vaulted Bell into a strong position to make the team during the U.S, Olympic Trials, which begin Saturday at the Los Angeles Coliseum. The pole vault qualifying will be held Tuesday, with the final June 22. The top three finishers in the final earn berths on the team. If Bell places one, two or three, he then "officially" would be a two-time Olympian. He first made the team in 1976, when he also set the American record, clearing 18-7 y 4 , and won the national championship. That year, he wound up sixth in the Montreal Olympics. In 1980, when the United States boycotted the Moscow Olympics, Bell competed in the Trials, but failed to make the team. He also had no-heighted during the national championships, During the '80 Trials, Bell competed with a built-up left shoe because his left leg is about one-half inch shorter than his right. There was some question whether the shoe would be allowable for Olympic competition. Because the U.S. had withdrawn from the Games, the question was moot. Bell desn't think the shoe will cause any controversy this time. "I'm wearing it for a medical reason," he said. "When I realized we weren't going to the Games," recalled Bell, "I got off my training. When I went to the Olympic Trials (at Eugene, Ore.), my heart wasn't in it. "Neither were my poles. They didn't show up in Oregon." The foot has not been Bell's only physical problem in recent years. He also has been beset with leg injuries, shoulder and neck pains, and a groin injury. U.S. Open Continued From Page IB also had rounds of 75 and 74 to finish two shots behind Irwin. "I like what they've done to the course," said four- time U.S. Open champion Jack Nicklaus. "The main feature will be the greens and how hard and fast they are." Nicklaus said that in 1974, the greens kept getting so much faster from one day to the next that "I 3-putted myself right out of the tournament in the first nine holes." With his victory two we ago in his Memorial tournament, Nicklaus is being considered one of this field's favorites, along with Watson, a two-time winner this year who leads the PGA money standings, and Crenshaw, who won the Masters Tournament at Augusta for his first major championship. "From a mental standpoint, that (victory) was very important," said Nicklaus, who hadn't won despite playing well over the past 1M> years. "The difference in winning is saying that I'm playing well and saying that I know I'm playing well." Other names being mentioned prominently are Larry Nelson, who won the 19&3 U.S. Open at Oakmont, Pa., defending PGA champion and 1983 player of the year Hal Sutton, and Gil Morgan, Tom Kite, Andy Bean and Craig Stadler, all of whom have played well this year. The Open also has drawn a strong field of foreign players among the 156 who qualified for this national championship, which offers a record $94,000 first prize from a total purse of $600,000. They are 48-year-old Gary Player of South Africa, who says his last remaining ambition is to win one more U.S. Open; David Graham of Australia, former Open and PGA champion; Greg Norman of Australia, who recently won his first U.S. tournament, and Spain's Seve Ballesteros, a two-time Masters champion. Watson, who led through the first three rounds of the '74 Open only to shoot 79 on the final day, called Winged Foot a "very balanced course. The best player usually wins here." "This was the most difficult course I'd ever played in 1974," Watson said. "It's not as difficult in. '84. It was made easier with a purpose." That purpose? "Fairness." Louisiana Downs Wednesday By The Associated Press Weather Clear. Track Fast. 1st—i.ooo. cl. mdn 1MYO, if Peerless Don (Engle; 4.?0 3.40 3 AO Dry County (Fox) 14.70 6.80 winning stride (Snyder) 3.40 Off 1:03. Time 1:1125 Scratched—New Cut Road, Erics Chance, Delta Dude, Pellinore Canyon, Cresta. Wrichtliner. Jnd—7.000, cl, 3YO up, It-ltml. Groovy Movie (Woodruff! 3700 13.80 780 Exceptonal Results (Ardoin) 640 440 SilK Smoothie (Kaenell 4.40 Off 1:31. Time 1:443.5 Scratched—Cap tain Villian, What A Drive, Broadway Raider, Excellent Record, Moving Mites, Better Than Sucks. Daily Double (10 17} paid (117.to. 3rd—4.000, cl, mdn 3&4YO, •>>(. Captain Ahflb (Poyadou) 1080 480 470 NO Say No (Fox) 470 3.BO Misty Gato (C-rissom) 17 40 Off 7:01. Time 1:!815. Scratc ed—Mystery Murk.. Triple Out, Inferior Threat, Bad To«d. Crusade's Honey, Al's Favor. «fh—11,000, mdn 2YO, «. Tai The Devil (Enflle) 1380 5.40 4.80 Galaxyana (Court) 8 70 5.«0 Fleet Luci (Berry) is.60 Off 7:30. Time :S»l-5. ScratceO—Alex N Joap. Heart Broke, Let Me Flv, Mr» J 1~, Friendly Chick, wise Tree. IS Exacta (171) paldUM.OO. Sit!—10JJW, (I, 1YO Of. lm!»70yat Wart (Milllgetl) 70.10 8M 5,70 Sug*r Cn«» (Fnilerl ? so S.M Son Of Attar (Snyder) 5.00 Off 7:58, Time 1:4? 15 Scratched— Semi Beau, Pappa Chance. Causeway. t<h— 1.400, cl, 3YO. «. Alialhncomefree (Fraiier) 400 4.80 340 Secretary (Nicks) 10.60 5.60 Greoo County Lady (Engle) 5.40 Off 3:37. Time 1:11 45. Scratched—Ar rogant Jester, 15 Exacta (76) paid 1 188.00. 7th—7,«00, cl, 3YO up, »' if .Justin Scott (Frazier) 1000 480 360 Lonely Advocator (Fox) 380 3.70 Marine Engine (Franklin) 5.40 Off3:M Time 1:173 5 Scratched—Docs Cougar 8tn —1,400, cl. 3YO, «f. Silver Diplomat (Ardoin) 500 3,80 3.00 Sr, Tyrant (Franklin) 10.00 A60 Judge Gioublee (Enale) 460 OH 4 34 Time 1:1035 Scratched—Big James, Real Diamond $5 Exacta (109) paidtlMOO CTtl—13,000, ale, 3YO up, M My Girt Beck (Touchet) vM 4.60 360 Shecky's Diamond (Delahoussaye) 370 300 Virtuous woman (Lively) 3.80 Off 4:57 Time 1 101 5 Scratclwd— Fairyswift, Mi« *.hu» Native !<«!— H.1W. tl. 1YO. !mi.»T»y«. Confiden' Vx> 'MoiiaMi I? 4ft 7 or) s 40 Garabaidi (Viys«r, 5.70 IK Amatey (Perroflini 5.30 Off 5 n Tim«i 43 MEnctalM) paid 118400 Attendance 7,ftS3. Handle fl,711,11! Only about two weeks before the USA Championships at San Jose, his left leg was "so numb" and he was experiencing "such pain in both knees" that he could not train and did not think he would be able to compete. But Dr. Leroy Perry, a chiropractor who has helped numerous athletes, "straightened" him out. And now, Bell, along with Billy Olson, the only American to clear 19 feet indoors, and Mike Tully, who had held the national outdoor record of 18-11 before Bell smashed it, are rated the favorites in the Trials. Bell said he was nolawed by Sergey Bubka, the Soviet pole vaulter who holds the world record of 19-3Vz, and has been called "Son of Superman" by Olson, Bubka will not be at the Olympic Games because of the Soviet boycott. Paris Drag Strip, Inc. 6 Miles From Paris on Hwy. 82 East FRIDAY. JUNE 15 CHARLIE HAND'S LONE STAR LIGHTNING (Garland, Texas) Consistant Low 6's at 276 M.P.H. Best Run To Date 5.95 at 278 M.P.H. 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