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Jackson, Mississippi
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Tuesday, April 17, 1990
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Tuesday, April 17, 1990 The Clarion-ledger B3C SPORTS In brief From staff and wire reports Oakland may back out on Raiders agreement Mayor Lionel Wilson said he will ask the Oakland City Council to kill a controversial deal to bring the Haiders tootball team back from Los Angeles. "It sounds like if it isn't dead, it's dying," Wilson told a packed news conference in his office. Wilson's announcement capped an afternoon of high-stakes telephone calls with Raiders negotiator Jack Brooks, a part owner of the team representing Raiders managing general partner Al Davis. Wilson said the Raiders left him no choice but to ask the City Council at its meetingtonight to rescind its approval of the Raiders agreement. "The organization is going to look at other opportunities if it appears that Oakland has withdrawn from this proposal, and it appears that they have withdrawn," Brooks said. Miami, West Virginia agree to series: National champion Miami, Ha., and West Virginia will play a . 10-game series beginning in 1991 and ending in 2006, with live games each in Miami and Morgantown. 1993 Super Bowl may be moved: Although the NFL agreed on March 13 to play Super Bowl XXVII at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Ariz., the 1993 game may be moved. Joe Browne, the NFL's director of communications, says the state's inability to declare a paid holiday honoring the late Martin Luther King Jr. could jeopardize the first Super Bowl ever scheduled in Arizona. Blackhawks, Oilers clinch series Wayne Presley and Jeremy Roenick each scored a pair of rapid-fire goals in the second period Monday night and the host Chicago Blackhawks rolled to a 5-2 victory over the Minnesota North Stars to win their Norris Division semifinal series in seven games. The Blackhawks will open the division finals at home - Wednesday night against the St. Louis Blues. Oilers 4, Jets 1 : Mark Lamb put host Edmonton ahead to stay with a breakaway goal late in the first period and the Oilers became only the seventh team ' in NHL history to win a playoff series after trailing 3-1. The Oilers, who blew a 3-1 lead and lost to Los Angeles in the Smythe Division semifinals last year, ' will get a chance to avenge that loss in the division finals, beginning Wednesday night at the North-. lands Coliseum. Earnhardt sets Winston pace , Dale Earnhardt leads the Winston Cup point standings with 945 points, followed by Morgan Shep- ' herd with 903. Mark Martin and Kyle Petty are tied for third in the Winston Cup standings with 824 points apiece. Geoff Bodine, the only driver to have led in all six races, is fifth with 804. Rounding out the , top 10 are Schrader, 796; Bill Elliott, 789; Darrell Waltrip, 766; Sterling Marlin, 764; and defending Winston Cup champion Rusty Wallace, 750. Virginia ends search with Jones . Assistant Jeff Jones was named Monday as Virginia's basketball coach, after three more prominent coaches turned down a chance to succeed Terry Holland. The 29-year-old Jones, who becomes the youn-' gest coach in the school's 84-year history, became an assistant at Virginia in 1982 and played under Holland in 1979-82. Jones agreed to a four-year contract with a base salary of $100,000 a year. Providence coach Rick Barnes turned down the job and Xavier's Pete Gillen and Standford's Mike Montgomery turned down overtures. Martinez has happy birthday No. 3-seeded Conchita Martinez of Spain celebrated her 18th birthday by defeating Bettina Fulco of Argentina 6-1, 7-6 (7-1) in the first round of the ' $225,000 Eckerd Tennis Open at Largo, Fla. No. 4 Katerina Maleeva of Bulgaria also downed Silvia La '' Fratta of Italy 6-1, 6-0. Silke Meier of West Germany upset No. 5-seeded Laura Gildemeister of Peru 6-1, 4 6-4. Meier advanced to the Round of 16, where she will meet Cammy MacGregor of La Quinta, Calif., a ' 6-4, 6-4 winner over Beverly Bowes of Lubbock, Texas. Two other qualifiers advanced in first-round play. Hellas Ter Riet of The Netherlands downed Pam Casale of Fairfield, N.J., 6-2, 6-0, while Samantha Smith of England dropped Petra Langrova of Czechoslovakia 4-6, 6-4, 6-1. Leavell Woods tryouts scheduled: The Leavell ' Woods Youth Association will hold tryouts for boys ' 15-18 years of age at 7 p.m. on Friday, and 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday at Leavell Woods Park. Contact Don Smith at 372-3910 for more information. Ryan From 1C Captains rock Elli, sail past JaxMets 14-2 The Clarion-Ledger SHREVEPORT, La. The Shreve-port Captains erupted for five runs in the first inning, then coasted to a 14-2 home-opening Texas League victory over the Jackson Mets Monday night. Game 2 of the four-game series begins at 7:05 p.m. today. The Mets will start right-hander Doug Kline, 1-0, against Captains righty Rod Beck, 1-0. Shreveport center fielder Jamie Cooper led off the bottom of the first with a triple. He scored on right fielder Ted Woods' double. Two batters later, Captains second baseman Juan Guerrero NATIONAL Viola, Mets overpower Cubs 10-1 From Wire Service Reports Frank Viola extended his scoreless streak to 13 innings and Howard Johnson drove in three runs as the New York Mets beat the Chicago Cubs 10-1 Monday at Wrigley Field. Viola, 2-0, struck out eight, walked none and allowed four hits in six innings before Alejandro Pena relieved and got his first save for New York. Mark Carreon drove in three runs with a two-run homer and an RBI single. Carreon and Mike Marshall had three hits each. Cubs starter Steve Wilson, 0-2, allowed three runs in 5 13 innings. Biloxi native Barry Lyons gave the Mets the lead with an RBI single in the first and New York made it 3-0 in the sixth on Johnson's first double and Carreon's RBI single. The Mets broke open the game in the seventh, taking a 9-0 lead on Johnson's two-run double, Marshall's two-run triple and Carreon's two-run homer all with two outs. Reds 5, Braves 3: Barry Larkin keyed a three-run first inning with the first of his four hits as visiting Cincinnati remained the only unbeaten team in the majors. The Reds jumped on Pete Smith, 1-1, for four hits in the first. Jack Armstrong, 2-0, allowed five hits and fanned three in seven innings. Giants 3, Dodgers 1: Mike LaCoss pitched a complete-game four-hitter, and Mississippi State alumnus Will Clark drove in two runs as San Francisco won at Los Angeles. Fernando Valenzuela, 0-2, allowed six hits and three runs over six innings. Clark, who opened the scoring in the first inning with a sacrifice fly, climaxed a two-run fifth when right fielder Hubie Brooks overran his drive to the alley for an RBI double. launched a three-run home run off Mets starter and loser Rocky Elli, 1-1, who had pitched five scoreless innings in Jackson's season-opener at Arkansas. In the second inning, catcher Steve Decker made it 6-0 with a single. Elli was touched for a two-run homer in the fourth by Cooper to make it 8-0. Elli has allowed eight runs on four hits in 11 innings of work. Jackson got all of its runs in the fifth. Center fielder Chuck Carr homered with one man on base. The shot came off lefthander Jim Pena, who lasted five innings to pick up the win in first appearance. Carr was homerless in 440 at-bats in 1989. The Captains got six runs in the sixth off Mets relievers Ron Gideon and Jeff Bumgarner, highlighted by back-to-back triples by Decker and infielder Dave Patterson. Shreveport was aided by three Jackson errors. Cooper went 3-for-4 with a home run and triple, and Decker went 4-for-5 with three doubles and three RBIs to lead Shreveport, 4-1. The Captains pounded out 17 hits. Mets outfielder Terry McDaniel singled, and has hit safely in all six games. Left Field Jaime Roseboro sprained knee and left game in the second inning. Notes: Infielder Joe Delli Carri joined the Mets Monday from Class A Port St. Lucie, Fla. He replaces third baseman Rhadames Polanco, who went on the disabled list with an injured left hand. Jackson Mets' Anthony Young has been selected Texas League Pitcher of the Week. In his one start he pitched six innings of no-hit, no-run ball while walking two and striking out seven for the victory. Mike White of San Antonio was named Hitter of the Week. White had a home run and nine RBI. 1 7$ I -tkr; ( r , J VusL&- The Associated Press Milwaukee's Mike Felder slides around Boston's Carlos Quintana (middle) and Mike Boddicker to reach first base. Story, 1C. AMERICAN Jays' Cerutti shuts down Orioles 4-2 From Wire Service Reports Expos 5, Phillies 4: Montreal took advantage of four walks and Spike Owen's first home run to score three times in the seventh inning to beat visiting Philadelphia. With the Expos trailing 4-2, Owen started the seventh by homering. Four walks and a bunt single forced in the tying and go-ahead runs. Jackson resident Lenny Dykstra helped Philadelphia to a 2-0 lead. He led off the game with a single and scored on a double by Tommy Herr. Two innings later, Dykstra homered. Joe Hesketh, 1-0, pitched two scor-less innings in relief of Meridian native Oil Can Boyd. Dodgers put Dempsey on DL: The Los Angeles Dodgers placed catcher Rick Dempsey on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained back. Pendleton ignites Cards' 6-4 win The Associated Press PITTSBURGH Terry Pendleton had a two-run dou-ble to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-4 victory Monday night over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Jose Oquendo and Vince Coleman also had RBIs as St. Louis, 5-13 against Pittsburgh in 1989, ended a six-game losing streak against the Pirates that dated to last year. John Smiley, still recovering from off-season elbow surgery, retired the first two hitters before Todd Zeile walked and Pedro Guerrero singled. Pendleton doubled down the right field line, scoring both when the ball struck the bullpen fence and caromed away from Bobby Bonilla. The Cardinals made it 4-0 in the fourth on doubles by Brunansky and Oquendo and Coleman's RBI single. Jose DeLeon, 1-0, winning for the second time in five career decisions against his former Pittsburgh teammates, al lowed two hits in 5 13 innings, including a two-run homer by Bobby Bonilla in the fourth. Bonilla has two homers and five RBIs in his last two games. The Cardinals added two runs in the eighth against Doug Bair after singles by Guerrero and Pendleton, a double steal and catcher Don Slaught's throwing error, which scored pinch-runner Dave Collins. Pendleton scored on Ozzie Smith's double-play grounder. Smiley, 0-2, gave up seven hits, walked two and struck out four to become the first Pirates starter to allow more than three earned runs. The Pirates have scored seven runs in losing three of their last four games and have managed only three runs and 15 hits in their four losses. Frank DiPino, Bob Tewksbury, Ken Dayley, Scott Terry and Ricky Horton, who earned his first save, finished. For John Cerutti, winning is a relatively simple thing. "Basically I threw strikes," he said. "There's no real secret to it, and that was the big difference." Cerutti, who had lost to Texas last week in his first start, pitched five shutout innings Monday as Toronto beat visiting Baltimore 4-2 in the first game between the teams since their season-ending series last year. Toronto entered last season's final weekend with a one-game lead over Baltimore in the American League East. The Blue Jays won the first two games of the series to clinch the division title. Cerutti, 1-1, gave up three hits against Baltimore, struck out five and walked none. Of his 72 pitches 49 were strikes. Frank Wills allowed three hits and both Baltimore runs in two innings before Tom Henke got the final six outs for his first save. Jay Tibbs, 0-1, making his first appearance since July 2, allowed seven hits and four runs in five innings. Toronto took a 4-0 lead in the first three innings. Cal Ripken's first home run of the season, a two-run shot in the sixth, scored both Baltimore runs. Mookie Wilson gave Toronto a 1-0 lead in the first when he singled, stole second and scored on George Bell's single. John Olerud walked in the second, went to second on two wild pitches and scored on Greg Myers' sacrifice fly. The Blue Jays added two runs in the third on consecutive singles by Tony Fernandez, Wilson and Kelly Gruber and Bell's run-scoring double-play grounder. Indians 6, Royals 3: Cory Snyder hit three doubles and Cleveland knocked out Mark Gubicza in a four-run second inning en route to a rain-delayed victory at Kansas City. Ten of the first 14 Cleveland batters reached base against Gubicza, 1-1, who was charged with six hits and six earned runs in 1 13 innings. KnuckleballerTom Candiotti, 8-3 lifetime against the Royals, went five innings for the victory. Candiotti, 1-0, gave up 10 hits and the three Kansas City runs. Mariners 6, Twins 3: Jeffrey Leonard and Ken Griffey Jr. hit two-run homers off David West as host Seattle ended a five-game losing streak and won for the first time since Opening Day. With Minnesota leading 3-2, Harold Reynolds drew a leadoff walk in the third inning and Griffey hit West's next pitch for his second home run of the season. Seattle starter Randy Johnson, 1-1, got the win despite allowing home runs by Greg Gagne and Gary Gaetti. Mike Schooler went the final 113 innings for his second save. It was Schooler's 50th career save in his 110th game, breaking the American League record of 50 in 122 games by Cleveland's Doug Jones. Ryan drops names like Yastr-zemski, Reggie Jackson, Hank Aaron and Willie Mays like friends trying to get together a pickup game in Central Park. He has struck out 44 MVP win-' ners and 19 Hall of Famers with more to come. Ryan has also fanned Bobby and Barry Bonds and Ken Griffey and Ken Jr. He also struck out brothers Jesus, Felipe and Matty Alou. His last appearance at Yankee Stadium prior to Saturday was July 25, 1979, and that had a story, too. ; "I hurt myself in the first inning," Ryan recalled. "I struck out two and -hurt my elbow on a pitch to Reggie 'Jackson and that was my last pitch." Ryan's marquee numbers are asy. He is the all-time strikeout leader with 5,084 and nine wins short of the magic 300 mark. Next on the strikeout list is Steve Carlton with 4,136. ! To put it in perspective, for a pitcher starting out to reach Ryan's totals he would have to average 20 wins and 339 strikeouts for 15 seasons. ; Like Van Gogh and Mozart, Ryan had flaws in his youth, too. '. The word of Ryan's 99-mph heat hit in 1966 when he struck out 272 batters in 183 innings while going 17-2 for Greenville, a New York Mets farm club. I K "I think it's the nature of the teams I've played on. Of all the clubs I've been with this club has the offensive potential to be the best team I've ever played on." Nolan Ryan But he couldn't find his control with the Mets, walking 344 in 510 innings over parts of five seasons, and kept putting his blistered fingers in pickle brine. But Ryan did save a game in the 1969 World Series against Baltimore, his only championship ring. The Mets traded him to California in 1971 along with three minor leaguers for infielder Jim Fregosi, and Ryan started his journey to Gooperstown while Fregosi prepared for his retirement. Despite his many records, Ryan's critics, only until recently, said he was just a .500 pitcher (291-263). "I think it's the nature of the teams I've played on," Ryan said. "Of all the clubs I've been with this club has the offensive potential to be the best team I've ever played on." After eight seasons and four no-hitters in California, Ryan spent nine years in Houston before sign- ; ing as a free agent with the Texas Rangers last year. At 42, Ryan was 16-10 with a major-league high 301 strikeouts in 1989. Five times he carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning. Five times it didn't seem possible, either. On opening day in Texas last week, Ryan pitched five no-hit innings against Toronto and righthander Todd Stottlemyre. When Ryan broke into the majors in 1966, Todd's dad, Mel Stottlemyre, was pitching for the New York Yankees. It's just another story on Ryan's road to 300. Sell Your Car! Owe more on your car than it s worth? We assume payments & INSURANCE No Fee or Charge Call 982-0799 SPORTS Every morning in The Clarion Ledger to subscribe call 961-7130 ONE STOP CAR CARE, INC. "You Deserve A Brake Today" 90Days 668 S. 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