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3D MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Yaoukees iraDDy psisWJIhiKe mi9 1 t. Orlshe In Mil The CSV ml DeaMattktgry ItobertolUty THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK Don Mattingly made things hairy for the White Sox and Roberto Kelly finally beat them with an odd, two-out single in the ninth inning on Friday night that gave the Yankees a 6-5 victory. Mattingly, benched Thursday because he refused to get a haircut, returned to the lineup and helped trim Chicago. His single in the fifth knocked out no-hit pitcher Wilson Alvarez and his single in the eighth started a two-run rally that tied it at 5. In the ninth, Pat Kelly opened with a single off Scott Radinsky (4-4) and was barely forced out on Bernie Williams' bunt Steve Sax foDowed with a single, moving Williams to second, and Bobby Thig-pen relieved. Mattingly grounded into a force play as Williams taking third. Mattingly was not held at first base and broke for second as Kelly grounded to third baseman Robin Ventura. But Ventura did not realize Mattingly was running and looked for a force at second, where no one was covering the bag. By the time he threw to first, it was too late. Rich Monteleone (1-1) pitched one inning. Pascual Perez, pitching for the first time since May 31 because of shoulder trouble, got tagged for four runs and seven hits in four innings. Alvarez, the 21-year-old rookie who pitched a no-hitter Sunday in his season debut allowed eight hits and three runs in 4 1-3 innings. His bid for another no-hitter ended with out in the third on Pat Kelly's THE ASSOCIATED PRESS North CaroRna Coach Mack Brown tahs eye to tyt with freshman quarterback Mike Thomas during Friday's practice session. The Tar Hosts opon the season oh Sept 14 against Cincinnati in Konaa Stadium. Tennessee AD issues apology University of Tennessee athletics director Doug Dkkty apologized Friday for embarrassing the university with his indirect sales of nutritional milkshake mix to the athletics department Dickey was cited for a conflict of interest in an internal audit completed in April 1990. The audit became public in July. Dickey and his wife, JoAnne, sold more than $19,000 worth of as. the mix to the university between 1987-89. The contract with the university actually was held by a former Tennessee football player to whom the Dickeys supplied the mix. Dickey says all the profits from the sales, less than $3,000, A.M. tv.i.V A were returned to the university in the form of contributions to the athletic scholarship fund. But he admitted the whole thing was a bad idea. Dickey said he has not commented earlier on the charges of conflict of-interest because he did not want to muddy the waters of Tennesfee'S hearing before the NCAA on charges of recruiting violations. The NCAA heard Tennessee's case Aug. 11. Dickey, Tennessee's athletic director since 1985 and coach of the football team from 1964-69, received a vote of confidence from University President Joseph Johnson at Friday's news conference. Seles will be barred from Olympics Monica Seles, the world's top-ranked women's tennis player, will be barred from next summer's Olympics because she played in an exhibition tournament this summer in New Jersey. waukee, Paul Molitor drove in three runs and Don August won his fifth consecutive decision against Baltimore as the Brewers stopped the Orioles" winning streak at five with an 8-5 victory. Darryl Hamilton and BJ. Sur-hoff had three hits each for Milwaukee, which went ahead for good in the fourth. August (9-5) pve up four runs and 10 hits in 6 innings. Julio Machado and Edwin Nunez finished Rangers Mans Ml: In Cleveland, third baseman Dean Palmer committed a three-base error on Carlos Baerga's bases-loaded grounder in the seventh inning as the Indians beat the Rangers 13-9 for a split of their dou-bleheader. Texas won the first game 5-3, ending its losing streak as Juan Gonzalez homered and had one of the Rangers' six doubles. The second game was tied 8-8 in the seventh when Cleveland loaded the bases on a single and two walks. Mike Jeffcoat (5-3) put the first two runners on, and Kenny Rogers walked Jerry Browne and Luis Lopez in succession to force in the go-ahead run. Twins A's 4: In Minneapolis, Chuck Knoblauch doubled with one out in the 12th inning, advanced on Kirby Puckett's infield hit and scored on Kent Hrbek's dribbler, lifting the Twins to a 54 victory against the Athletics. Minnesota ended a three-game losing streak and took a 2-game lead over second-place Chicago in the American League West Oak- A Ray Lankford drew a leadof walk, moved to second on a balk and scored on Smith's bloop double to right. Smith scored when Gerald Perry followed with a single. Cubs Phitws 1: In Chicago, Rick Sutcliffe pitched his best game in two years, allowing five hits in eight innings and striking out nine as the Cubs beat the Phillies 9-1. Sutcliffe (3-4) won for the first time in three starts since coming off the disabled list on Aug. 6. He had surgery on his right shoulder An avalanche of Flyer hits and runs ensued over the next five innings. Sumter finished with season highs in runs and hits (17) against three Asheville pitchers. The 16 runs were the most allowed by Asheville this season, exceeding the previous high of 14 against Greensboro. Ketchen also was the starter in that game. Ketchen, who allowed 11 hits and seven runs in 4 innings, has three losses and two no-decisions in his last five starts and leads the team with 20 wild pitches. Tyrone Home and Gary Hymel led the Sumter attack with three RBIs each. Gary Adams and Hymel contributed three hits apiece, while Samples scored three times. Every Flyer batterad at Card Comer RICKEY HENDERSON Halted the 91 season needing three stolen bases to break the career mark Naturally the card companies wanted to capitalize on the feat, and Upper Deck found a unique way The top card shows Henderson with LOU BROCK, now die former holder of the career base-stealing mark, holding a base with Henderson, 939, for the record-breaking The card 636 in the "91 set, selling for SO cents, probably shot last fall Henderson 'l head-first slide has been the subject of several fine cards, and this one from Score is one of the Ilis10inthe'91 set, going for about 25 cents, with a color portrait and career statistics on the back land, which lost its fifth straight fell five games back. i THE ASSOCIATED PRESS on May 7, 1990, and has been bothered by shoulder weakness during his comeback. He increased his career record against Philadelphia to 12-6 in his longest outing since Sept 15, 1989, when he pitched eight innings against Pittsburgh. Sutcliffe's only mistake was in the seventh, when Darren Daulton hit his seventh home run of the season. Daulton had three of the Phillies' six hits. Despite the loss, Philadelphia has won 17 of its last 20. least one hit The Tourists, who stranded nine runners, mounted their only threat in the sixth. Asheville loaded the bases on a Smith single, a walk to Groppuso and a two-out walk to Jermaine Swinton. But reliever Derek Aucoin (3-3) got Steve Veit to fly out to end the inning Sumter starter Gabe White went 4 innings and allowed three hits but failed to pick up the victory when he was replaced by Aucoin after reaching his pitch limit Asheville begins an eight-day road trip on Saturday at Gastonia. The Tourists play four-game series against the Rangers and Greensboro before returning home Aug. 25 to face "iiarleston (W i KV bunt single. Mattingly went 2-for-S. He met with Yankees management before the game and the team backed off its stance that he get his hair cut while he backed off on his desire to be traded. Mattingly said he will get a haircut soon, but the Yankees said the length of his locks was not that big an issue anymore. Red Sox 3, Royals 2: In Boston, Phil Plantier hit his first major league home run, a two-run drive in the eighth inning that led the Red Sox past the Royals 3-2 for their eighth victory in nine games. Bret Saberhagen and Roger Clemens, both former American League Cy Young Award winners, left after seven innings and the score tied 1-1. With one out in the eighth, Jody Reed singled off Storm Davis (3-8) and Plantier, recalled Aug. 9 for the second time this season, followed with a home run over the screen in left Calderon ruined the shutout and chased Tewksbury with a one-out triple. Tewksbury struck out three and walked two. Lee Smith got the final two outs for his league-leading 32nd save, but surrendered an RBI double to Larry Walker that hit high off the left-field walL St. Louis scored twice in the first inning before starter Chris Nabholz (2-5) could retire a batter. WIMUiMIJa I to lead off the inning. Gropusso's single scored Wallace and snapped the scoreless streak of Flyer starter Kirk Rueter (3-0) at 17 innings. Sumter (27-20) jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the fourth. Ozoria led off with a double and scored on Shane Andrews' single. It was a wild first game for Doug Ketchen. In fact it was a wild first game. Ketchen (8-11), the Tourists' starter, wild-pitched home a run in each of the first two innings as rf Sumter jumped out to a 3-0 lead He finished with four wild pitches. IT ijpSBijliBlil ine international leiuus reueiauuu in London declared Seles ineligible for the 1992 Barcelona Olympics after determining she lacked a valid excuse for skipping this year's 1- Federation Cup. A player must make herself available for her national team at the Federation Cup to qualify for the Olympics, and Seles withdrew Ik ilifslillliiiiiiliiiill from the Yugoslav team two days Before tne start of the Federation Cup. Seles said she skipped the July 22-28 event to avoid reaggravating shin splints and presented the ITF with medical documents to support her case. Umpire Dutch Rennert watches Cubs' Ryne Sandberg slide safety across home plate as bsJ eludes PhlHies catcher Darren Dautton. Cardinals "Sop smgglitig (Expos, 4-2 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MONTREAL Bob Tewks-bury allowed only four hits Friday night before tiring in the ninth and Ozzie Smith drove in two runs as the Cardinals beat Montreal 4-2, handing the Expos their 19th loss in 24 games. Smith had three hits as St Louis won for the fourth straight time. Tewksbury (8-8) did not allow a runner to reach third base until the bottom of the ninth. Delino De-Shields led off with a walk and Ivan Monica Seles But the ITF said it had rejected her excuse because she continued to play in the New Jersey exhibition July 20 and 21, even after withdrawing from the Federation Cup because of injury. Seles could not be reached for comment and a spokeswoman for her Cleveland-based agent, IMG, said no one was available there to comment on the ITF decision. Trial date set in Navratilova suit Tennis star Martina Navratilova will meet her former companion in a Fort Worth, Texas courtroom next month, following a judge's decision not to delay the palimony trial Judy Nelson and her attorney had sought a motion to delay the Sept 9 trial, but State District Judge Harry Hopkins rejected the request for a continuance, a court clerk said. Nelson's attorney, Jerry Loftin, said he wanted more time to prepare his case. Loftin said he wanted to study a list of 54 potential witnesses from Mike McCurley, Navratilova's attorney, and question some of those listed. Chris Evert and Billle Jean King are among potential witnesses in Nelson's palimony lawsuit against Navratilova, whose net worth was listed at more than (10 million. Nelson filed suit in June, contending she is owed half of the money, property and other assets her former partner earned during their seven-year relationship. Navratilova ended the relationship earlier this year. Furthermore Colorado teammates Jay Leeuwenberg and Joel Steed were among 12 players nominated in Houston for the 1991 Lombardi Award, presented annually to college football's top lineman. Other players nominated were Shane Dronett of Texas, Santana Dotson of Baylor, Steve Emtmen of Washington, Robert Stewart of Alabama, Robert Jones of East Carolina, Steve Tovar of Ohio State, Levon Klrkland of Clemson, Marvin Jones of Florida State, Creg Skrepenak of Michigan and Bob WhifleW of Stanford. Todd Lyght, the Los Angeles Rams' first-round draft pick, signed a five-year contract believed to be worth about $5.6 million, just 16 days before the team's NFL season opener. The Atlanta Braves traded pitcher Dan Petry to the Boston Red Sox for a minor league player to be named later. The Braves also called up reliever Mark Wohlers from their Richmond, farm club of the International League. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sumter sweeps doubleheader from Tourists By Chris Smith SPORTS CORRESPONDENT A two-out rally in the fifth inning enabled Sumter to take a 2-1 victory against Asheville and a sweep of a Sally League double-header Friday night at McCormick Field. The Flyers cruised to a 16-0 win in the opener. After Tourist starter Steve Powers (5-9) retired the first two batters in the fifth, he walked Abby Rodriguez before Todd Samples and Claudio Ozario each singled to produce what proved to be the decisive run. The Tourists (20-29) had tied the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the fourth when David Wallace, Lance Smith and Mike Groppuso singed

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