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DAILY WORLD The 9-1 Port Barre Red Devils await playoff action. See story on Page 4B. SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1988 01T8 Palmetto wins PALMETTO - Rickey Lewis and Joseph Chambers each scored 21 points to lead the Palmetto Pirates to a 91-62 bas ketball victory over Rougon. Kelvin Joseph added 17 points as Palmetto held a 53-33 lead at halftime. Fitzgerald Mingo paced Rougon with 33 points as Jacob Webre added 10. , With a 3-1 record. Palmetto is back in action Thursday in the Melville tournament. 1 ... Xf 1 Michael Andretti Andretti passes Al Unser, Jr. MIAMI Michael Andretti outdueled Al Unser Jr. on a rain-slicked track Saturday to take the winner's share of $225,000 in the second annual Marlboro Challenge Indy-car invitational. The 42-lap, 75-mile race, which started 90 minutes late because of two heavy downpours, began with standing water in numerous places on the 1.784-mile, nine-turn Ta-miami Park road circuit. Despite two more brief showers during the race, the $730,000 event ended on a dry ing surface that still was wet enough in places to catch Un ser and send his March skidding into a concrete barrier as he tried to pass Andretti on the final turn, one lap from the end. Unser took the lead from Mario Andretti, Michael's father, on lap 10 when the elder Andretti, trying to fend off the younger driver, spun on the slick asphalt surface. Unser slowed quickly and barely missed Andretti. Meanwhile, Mi chael, driving a Cosworth- -, powered Lola, steadily moved up from fifth. He was second to Unser by lap 17, then moved around the leader on lap 21. U.S. team sweeps LONDON - The U.S. Wight- man Cup team completed a 7-0 sweep of Britain today, cruis ing through the last three matches of the women's tennis series with the loss of just 12 games. Houston-based teammates Zina Garrison and Lori McNeil kept the Americans on course for the sweep by winning singles matches. Garrison then teamed up with Gigi Fernandez to complete the job by whip ping Jo Durie and Clare Wood 6- 1, 6-3 in doubles. It was the 13th American sweep in the 60-year history of the event and the third in the last four years. The visiting U.S. team already had retained the Cup by taking an unbeatable 4-0 lead on Friday. LSU clears loan hurdle BATON ROUGE Comple tion of a $28.5 million loan clears the way for Louisiana State University to begin with im provements to athletic and other facilities, a bond attorney has told the Louisiana Public Facilities Authority. C. Stokes McConnell Jr. said Friday the loan through LPFA bonds allowed LSU to borrow the money at about 5.6 percent interest, rather than around the 9-percent level it would have had to pay relying on its own credit. The debt will be paid over a 22-year period. The money comes from a pool of money created when the LPFA sold a $64 million bond issue in 1985 to provide alterna tive sources of funding for construction at some of the state's colleges and universities. LSU Doyle fails on late Tide attempt By ( NYT Regional Newspaper TUSCALOOSA, Ala. There were dramatic kicks and wobbly kicks, record-setting kicks and questionable kicks and heartbreaking kicks that missed by a razor's edge. Now, there is a football team that feels as if it were kicked in the head, a team that will be kicking itself all day as it thinks of missed opportunities, a team that is no longer alive and kicking in the Southeastern Conference race. It was a kicker's day in LSU's 19-18 win over Alabama from the opening kick when Alabama's Kevin Turner hammered LSU kicker and eventual hero David Browndyke and earned a 15-yard penalty to Philip Doyle's final miss, a 54-yarder that had plenty of distance but kept fading to the right, finally ending up wide of the right upright by about a foot. LSU's Browndyke had made a 34-yard field goal just 19 seconds earlier to give LSU a one-point lead, but David Smith had completed two dramatic passes, a 20-yarder to Marco Battle and a 12-yarder to Lamonde Russell, to give Doyle his final opportunity. "I went on the field feeling relaxed," said the fiery Doyle, a fierce competitor who had made four field goals already. "I had missed a 55-yarder (in the third quarter) but I had rushed it a bit. This time, I kept my head down and hit it good. I'm not sure if the wind got it. That's all I could think off, that maybe the wind up top pushed it off to the right. It kept drifting and drifting." When the officials finally waved their arms to indicate a miss on Doyle's kick, they were also signalling the end to Alabama's SEC title hopes. The Tide is now 4-2 in league play and while there are mathematical miracles to cling to for a week, the reality is that no league champion has ever had two losses. LSU, like uraeks Bamsi i ""7"' "1 r ; 5 N - I ; $ r 'Skins fight with injured New Orleans By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer See LSU, Page 6B Alabama receiver Marco Battle (88) goes over LSU's Tony Houston (14). AP Photo WASHINGTON - The New Orleans Saints are running out of bodies. The Washington Redskins are running out of time. On the basis of their 7-2 record and perch atop the NFC West with the Los Angeles Rams, the Saints enter Sunday's game at RFK Stadium in a much better position to make an encore trip to the playoffs. The defending Super Bowl champion Redskins are 5-4, a game behind the New York Giants in the NFC East and a game behind San Francisco in the battle for the final wild card spot. Yet, Saints coach Jim Mora isn't too impressed with the way his team is playing they've beaten only two teams with winning records and he's even more concerned about their swelling injury list. "We're not doing too well," said Mora. "We've got a lot of injuries, more than I've ever had in my three years here." Injuries to Stan Brock and Bill Contz means the Saints will probably be forced to put their third-string left tackle, Daren Gilbert, up against Redskins Pro Bowl defensive end Charles Mann. Also, New Orleans might be without the services of guard Brad Edelman (ankle), linebacker Pat Swilling (abdominal muscle pull) and running backs Craig "Iron-head" Heyward (knee) and Dalton Hilliard (toe). "All it takes is common sense to figure out that we're not as good now as when we have our players healthy," said New Orleans quarterback Bobby Hebert. "At least the guys we have in there are doing as good a job as can be expected." Still, Mora is concerned about the shortage of bodies, especially as the Saints delve into the meat of their schedule. "If we don't get some people back, we're going to be in trouble," he said. The Redskins are already in trouble. They are also hobbled by injuries, and they can ill afford another loss because their schedule doesn't get any easier after this week. Next weekend Washington hosts Chicago, followed See New Orleans, Page 6B Tigers flush USL bowl hopes MEMPHIS, Tenn. Playing in the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on Saturday night was the closest that USL will come to seeing any bowl action as their hopes of bowl contention diminished in a 20-3 loss to Memphis State. The game's opening series was similar to that of the Tulane game, but that's where it stopped as Memphis State's quarterback Rusty Trail and the Tigers defense commanded full control of the contest, which was played in front of 18,174. Trail completed 50 percent of his pass attempts, connecting 12 times for 193 yards. He also scored the only offensive touchdown of the game. The Cajuns, 6-3, close out a three-game road swing next Saturday afternoon against Alabama in Birmingham. Memphis State, 4-5, forced two in terceptions and held USL without a touchdown for the first time in 16 games. The last time that USL was unable to put the ball m the end zone was against Oklahoma State in a 36-0 loss last year. Although yardage wasn t the prob lem for USL (they had 364 total yards), the Tiger defense held Brian Mitchell, the Cajuns leading rusher of the game, to 62 yards rushing. Mitchell passed for 183 yards on 16 completions. See USL, Page 3B . . ff I ' . -if.--. , I I - f ItaMHBMf iimr'- i ill i i ii utT" . fc'i iii m i ii m ir - - USL's Jim Holljngsworth (49) stops Memphis State's Xavier Crawford (32). AP Photo Alysheba wins Cup By STEVEN CRIST JV.V. Timet News Service LOUISVILLE, Ky. Alysheba charged through the slop and darkness at Churchill Downs to edge Seeking the Gold by half a length Saturday to win the fifth running of the $3 million Breeders' Cup Classic. The winner, a 4-year-old son of Alydar, owned by the Clarence Scharbauer family and trained by Jack Van Berg, ran the mile and a quarter in 2:04 4-5 under Chris McCarron. The Classic was the last and richest of the day's seven Breeders' Cup races, which showcased all of the sport's top runners and provided several dramatic finishes. In the day's first six races, the trainer D. Wayne Lukas sent out a record three winners, taking the $1 Million Sprint with Gulch, the $1 million Juvenile Fillies with Open Mind and the $1 million Juvenile with Is It True, an upset winner over Easy Goer. The highlight of the early races was a stirring victory by Personal Ensign by a driving nose over Winning Colors in the $1 million Distaff. The victory made Personal Ensign, a 4-year-old filly, the first American See Cup, Page 6B Tigers appear headed for SEC championship LSU serves crow to sports writer "1 II ever let it be said that this ii! sports writer doesn't eat ill crow. The crow tastes bitter, J kJ but it may be sweetened later by a Bowl of Sugar. On October 2, I wrote a column entitled "Tiger football comes to an early end". Playing college football coroner, I declared the LSU football season officially dead. The Tigers had no pulse or vital signs after a miserable display in a 164 loss to Florida, a costly SEC loss. The week before, LSU blew a 13-point lead and fell 36-33 to Ohio State, a team that would go on to lose three consecutive games. Tigers hopes seemed all but bur ied as Auburn, then the nation's fourth-ranked team, was up next and Alabama waited down the road. Code Blue and the cardiac defibri-lautor were cancelled and I pulled the sheets over Mike the Tiger's head. I somehow forget that the SEC title chase often becomes as crazy and confusing as the traffic light at Cres-well Lane and the 1-49 Service Road. , LSU would go on to edge Auburn 7-6, P-5)1 PRESS Herman Fuselier Florida would collapse, Kentucky would upend Georgia, and LSU would kick Alabama. So one month after the LSU tombstone had been planted, the Tigers have been resurrected. LSU now has an inside track to a New Year's Day date in New Orleans. With Saturday's thrilling 19-18 field goal fest win over Alabama, the Tigers only have last-place Mississippi State left on their SEC schedule. With an open date this week, the Bulldogs stand 0-5 in the conference and 1-7 overall. Barring divine intervention, the Tigers should whip Mississippi State and end conference play at 6-1. LSU would hold at least a tie for first place as Auburn and Georgia also have just one loss in SEC action. But that will change Saturday as Auburn and Georgia meet on a CBS national TV broadcast. The contest will be Georgia's last SEC game. Auburn would still have to face Alabama on November 25. Both schools have open dates on November 19. So for LSU to win the SEC outright. Auburn would have to beat Georgia and lose to Bama. If Georgia wins on Saturday and LSU tops MSU, the Dogs and Tigers would be tied for first place and each would have no SEC games left. With a tie, the Sugar Bowl committee would have to pick which team it wants to invite and history has shown what a joke that can be. Since the committee has an interest in tourist dollars flowing into New Orleans, Georgia would probably get the nod. Bowl officials may go with the higher ranked team. Jo) ; J Across the line AP Photo AJysheba, with jockey Chris McCanon, crosses the finish Brie to win the : $3 Million Breeder's Cup Classic in Louisville on Saturday. Alysheba fin- ', ished the quarter-mile race with a time of 2:04 4-5. - 1

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