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FRIDAY, August 28, 1992 I CONTACT: KENT HEITHOLT 45S-3296 To) I If. Scoreboard: 2B Horse racing: 4B Classified: 6B SAINTS BY THE NUMBERS eacis way do 17-3 win Texas League Shreveport 3, Arkansas 2 American League Toronto 5, Milwaukee 4 New York 5, Minnesota 0 Kansas City 7, Texas 2 Seattle 6, Cleveland 2 National League Montreal at Atlanta, ppd. rain Houston 5, St. Louis 1 (Standings, Page 2B) over. New Orleans closed with a 3-1 exhibition record and the Dolphins, who had been averaging 25 points per game, finished 3-2.

Hebert played the first half, completing 10 of 14 passes for 100 yards to help New Orleans take a 14-3 lead. Entering the game, Saints quarterbacks had thrown 97 passes without a touchdown. The game was played before a sellout crowd of 60,021 at Memorial Stadium, which last played host to a pro football game when the Baltimore Colts beat the Houston Oilers on Dec. 18, 1983. Baltimore is one of five cities vying for one of two new NFL franchises, possibly as soon as 1994 season.

i The Saints opened the game with a 13-play, 77-yard drive that ended with Hebert's 22' yard pass to a wide-open Patrick Newman in the end zone. Craig "Ironhead" Heyward kept the drive alive with a 3-yard run on a fourth-and-1 play from the Miami 37. "The Saints did a good job on their first series against us," Miami coach Don Shula said. go out and play better." The Saints wasted little time burying all memories of last Saturday's debacle, scoring touchdowns on the first two possessions while the defense limited Miami to just six first downs in the pivotal first half. "I think the Houston game was something that makes you learn some things.

We learned that if you make mistakes out there, you're going to lose," linebacker Sam Mills said. "Today, we got the -turnovers." The Saints had two interceptions and didn't commit a turn Atonement: Saints make up for last week's poor effort with a solid performance. The Associated Press BALTIMORE After a horrendous performance five days earlier, the New Orleans Saints reverted to form Thursday night. Using their trademark ball-control offense and suffocating defense, the Saints beat the Miami Dolphins 17-3 in the first Saints photo: 5B Humphries sharp: 5B pro football game in Baltimore since 1983. Bobby Hebert threw New Orleans' first touchdown pass of the exhibition season and set up another score as the Saints effectively rebounded from last Saturday's 33-3 loss to Houston.

"We needed to play well after last week," Coach Jim Mora said. "I think our team realized that. During the week I got the impression that we were going to NFL Preseason I NY Jets 22, Philadelphia 13 I New Orleans 17, Miami 3 I San Diego 30, LA Rams 19 (Standings, Page 2B) COWBOYS FOOTBALL: Chicago Bears at Dallas Cowboys, 7 p.m., KSLA Channel 12. The Bears and Cowboys end the preseason with a game in Irving, Texas. 1 TEXAS LEAGUE Captains' playoff official Tulsa wins title: Tickets on sale Monday for Wednesday's first game.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. The Shreveport Captains won but still lost Thursday night. The Captains used a wild pitch to defeat Arkansas 3-2 at Ray Winder Field. It didn't matter. The Tulsa Drillers scored five times in the ninth inning to defeat the Jackson Generals 6-2.

Tulsa's win gives the Drillers the Texas League East Division second half title. Tulsa will visit first-half chanv-pion Shreveport next Wednesday in the Texas League East Division playoffs. The best-of-three series will be played at Fair Grounds Field. Tickets go on sale at Fair Grounds Field Monday. Shreveport got another strong pitching performance from Dan Carlson Thursday.

He went 7 23 innings and struck out nine. Carlson (15-9) finishes the season with 155 strikeouts. He just missed tying the club record of 157 held by Scott Garrelts and Mark Grant. The Captains took a 1-0 lead in the second inning. Dan Lewis singled and went to third on Clay Bellinger's double.

Dan Fernandez' infield out scored Lewis. Arkansas got its first hit in the fourth when Paul Ellis hit a solo home run. Shreveport regained the lead in the sixth inning. Lewis singled and scored on Bellinger's triple off the center-field wall. The Travelers tied the game in the sixth when Joe Aversa and Jesus Mendez had back to back doubles.

Shreveport got the game-winning run off of relief pitcher Fidel Campres. With the bases loaded, Campres threw a wild pitch to score Pete Weber. PLAYER MOVES Ron Crowe was called up from Class AA Shreveport to Class AAA Phoenix Thursday. The move comes after former Captain Steve Hosey was called up to the San Francisco Giants. To replace Crowe, the Captains have acquired Jerome Nelson who played in the Montreal Expos organization.

Nelson played for Class AAA Indianapolis and Class AA Harrisburg this season. Times photo By his steady performance, wide receiver Kelvin Martin (83) makes it difficult for the Dallas Cowboys to let him go. Just can't get irid of them I fY ting them on the shelf. "I've been very pleased with the way these players have answered the challenge," Dallas coach Jimmy Johnson said. "They've stepped forward the way you want players to do." Martin, though the shortest, at 5-foot-9, has stepped forward the farthest.

With All-Pro receiy-Mirhflpl Trvin mired in Deion's decision: It's the Braves ATLANTA Deion Sanders decided on Thursday to remain with the Atlanta Braves through the end of the baseball 'season. The Pro Bowl cbrnerback will miss the Atlanta Falcons' first six games and as many as eight if the Braves make the playoffs and World Series. "It turned out OK for us," Braves general manager John Schuerholz said after meeting with Sanders' agent, Eugene Parker, before Atlanta's game Thursday night against Montreal. "We didn't get a long-term deal, but he's going to be with us for the rest of the year. "He'll be eligible for all postseason games if we are fortunate to get into the playoffs and the World Series." 1 The Falcons had offered Sanders a $1 million bonus in addition to his $750,000 salary for the 1992 season to forego baseball and report to the f6otball tearn at the start of training camp last month.

SWC's Jacoby to retire Nov. 5 DALLAS Southwest Conference commissioner Fred Jacoby says he will likely retire at a Nov. 5 meeting with university presidents. Jacoby, who turns 65 on Sept. 13, has declined to comment on the specifics of his retirement agreement.

He declined to say whether he'd been asked to step down by the presidents. Klingler ready to sit out season HOUSTON Former University of Houston quarterback David Klingler, the Cincinnati Bengals' first-round draft pick, says sitting out the season is an option he'll consider if his contract impasse isn't resolved soon. "In the next week or so, if they don't have me signed, that's got to be a consideration," Klingler said Wednesday while attending a University of Houston workout. Klingler was surprised that the quarterback-rich Bengals drafted him. Boomer Esaison is embedded as the starter and Erik Wilhelm and former Rice star Donald Hollas also are available.

Vincent won't attend meeting NEW YORK Commissioner Fay Vincent said Thursday he had decided he definitely would not attend the special major league meeting called for next week by owners disenchanted with his performance. Vincent last week refused the request for the meeting. Washington Sticking around: Martin, Noonan, Washington continue to show how valuable they are in Dallas. By JACK MITCHELL The Times The Dallas Cowboys just can't get rid of Kelvin Martin. Every year, they bring in some hotshot wide receiver rookie to knock him off the roster and, every year, he ends up proving himself far too valuable to let go.

The annual Kelvin Martin Professional Death Watch cranks up in July, when the Cowboys first report for training camp, and is usually canceled by the middle of August. In most respects, 1992 has been no exception. The Cowboys drafted a receiver in the second round, Jackson State's Jimmy Smith, to take the fourth and final wide receiver spot on the team. But, once again, Martin has been a shining star in the preseason and his spot on the team is assured. In at least one other respect, though, 1992 has been different.

Martin no longer is the only one bucking the Cowboys' head- a contract holdout and Smith on the sidelines with a stress-fractured leg, the 27-year-old veteran has taken over as the team's go-to guy. Going into the Cowboys' fifth and final exhibition game tonight against the Chicago Bears (7 p.m., KSLA Channel 12) in Irving, Texas, Martin has caught 16 passes (equaling his total all last season) for 247 yards and three touchdowns. Last Saturday against Denver, he caught an 18-yard touchdown pass by tipping the ball around a defender with his left hand and then running under it in the end zone. See COWBOYS, Page 3B Times photo Defensive tackle Danny Noonan (right). 'em-up-move-'em-out philosophy.

He's got some company. Defensive lineman Danny Noonan and defensive back James Washington, both early prospects for a one-way ticket out of Texas, have both pulled a Martin and made the Cowboys rethink the idea of put OUTDOORS All's quiet on Cross Lake until tourney time Bass beware: TimesReeves Marine Team Bass Tournament draws some of the best anglers around. on the trees and boathouses." In the two tournaments, anglers will compete for a total purse of at least $12,500. In addition to The Times and ReeveS Marine, other sponsors include Skeeter Boats, Yamaha out-boards, Motor Guide trolling mi tors, TI trailers, KWKH Radio, Cochran Construction, Power Tech props, Continental Battery and DuPont Stren. McCutcheon said this has be come somewhat of a community event a "Holiday in Dixie" for bass fishermen.

"Several people told me that if they could pick any tournament to win, it would be this one," he said. length and over 17 inches. "It affects the way most fishermen fish," McCutcheon said. "A lot of them are using smaller baits for the 12- to 13-inch bass rather than something that's likely to catch a slot fish they have to throw back. "The strategy is to go after a limit (seven bass) early, and then try for a bigger one later in the day." McCutcheon has heard good reports from anglers practicing for the tournament.

"One of them had four fish over the slot (17 inches) on a pattern that he thinks will hold," he said. "He kind of stumbled on them by accident. They were not teams qualify for The TimesReeves Marine All-City Bass Championship Sept. 12, again out of the American Legion Club. The field there will include most of the best bass anglers around.

"By keeping it small, it's a big challenge to make the top 20," said Tournament Director Don McCutcheon of Shreveport. Part of the challenge, McCutcheon said, is fishing under Cross Lake's slot limit. All bass between 14 and 17 inches have to be released as soon as they are caught. Tournament anglers can weigh in large-mouths from 12 to 14 inches in Fishing reports: 4B gan late Sunday, anglers spent the past several weeks probing every nook and cranny of the water supply reservoir in search of promising bass hideouts. What remains to be seen is whether it was worth it.

Contestants will leave the American Legion Club, 5315 South Lake-shore shortly after dawn Saturday, with the weigh-in set for 3 p.m.. Spectators are welcome to attend. In recent years, this has become the most prestigious tournament held here. The top 20 By REEVES FEILD The Times Where did everybody go? That's what Cross Lake's leaping largemouths have got to be wondering on the eve of The TimesReeves Marine 100 Two-Man Team Bass Tournament. Before the off-limits period be-.

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