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5C Sports Time pay-TV moves into Dade but not Broward SewsSun-Sentinel. Saturday, Aug 18. 1SS4 Regional sports pay-TV services have sprung up to most metropolitan areas, providing subscribers with a variety of local sports weighed heavily with baseball, basketball and hockey games. South Florida does not have its own regional pay-TV service mainly because the area does not have the major sports teams to support one. Nevertheless, local sports fans may soon be able to hook on to a distant regional sports service. The .Sports Time Cable Network, a St. Louis-based service that covers a 15-state area in the Midwest, is expanding to Florida. Cable Satellite Associates of Miami has taken the service for three of its systems encompassing 260,000 homes in Dade County, but as yet, no Broward or Palm Beach County operators have expressed an interest in Sports Time. It's not that they don't have the time; some local cable systems don't have the room. "We only have 33 channels, and right no.w we have to make room for Channel 33 which is now a separate channel from Channel 6," said Bill Crampton, the gen- " 1 ' v s lim . arm n BROADCAST SPORTS eral manager of programming for Selkirk Cable, which serves most of Fort Lauderdale. , Selkirk, like most cable systems, currently offers five pay-tiers: Home Box Office, Showtime, Cinemax, Disney and Playboy. Sports Time, which was launched last April, likes Florida because of the major-league baseball interest in the state. Sports Time's programming features games of the St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, Kansas City Royals, Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox. In addition, Sports Time offers boxing, soccer, horse rac ing, track and field, auto racing, bowling and tennis The cable system is currently putting together an extensive live and tape-delay college football schedule. The Olympics were watched by 180 million viewers on ABC, the largest audience to watch a TV event The 1976 Summer Olympics and the mini-series, The Winds of War, each attracted 140 million viewers ABC averaged a 24 9 rating (percentage of TV sets) and a 45 share (percent of viewing audience) for the 16 nights of the Summer Games. These impressive figures will be studied by all three networks as they map strategy for the negotiating sessions for the rights to the 1888 Seoul Games. The Seoul organizers wisely decided to wait until after the Los Angeles Games before they opened the bargaining. But South Korea, with the unstability of the country and the 16-hour time difference, is going to be a hard sell. The hoped-for $500 million price tag (ABC paid 1309 million for the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary) may be too high. Cohen Continued from page 1C train, the mar- AIIAA lido nnTtf Tk aim ifu. uaw VI11J a uciomaiui. For those who went to bed early, former Dolphins quarterback David Woodley looked in complete control of the Pittsburgh Steelers' offense during his one half of work in Thursday's game against the Dallas Cowboys. Woodley, insiders say, will beat out Mark Malone for the starting job. .. Nickname department: Atlanta Falcons kickoff-retum man Sylvester Stamps is known as "Zip Code.".. New England Patriots running back Tony Collins, so distraught over fumbling 10 times last season, carried a football around his house during the off-season. . . The Pats and Denver are the two latest teams to employ the one-back offense. . . Former University of Miami defensive tackle Lester Williams, entering his third season with the Patriots, showed up in excellent shape at 270 pounds and has won back the starting nose-guard spot from Dennis Owens. . . With the Seniors Tour doing so well in golf, Vikings' quarterback Arching Manning, 35, suggests there should be a different division in the JfFL for players 35 and older. Hats off: Tampa Bay Bucs coach John McKay has stopped wearing golf hats on the sidelines. "This town just doesn't like them for some reason,'' he explained. 'But then, a lot of people don't like me, either. I guess if I wore a Cowboy hat, it'd be OK, but the hat's out. It's a shame, too. I've got 20 of them." . . . Maybe the USFL's Tampa Bay Bandits stole them away, but fans are staying away from Bucs' games in record numbers. Season tickets are down 9,000 from a year ago (41,000 compared to 50,000), and the team has averaged only 32,000 in its two home preseason games. Team officials are anxious to see how many show for next Friday night's game against the Dolphins. At last report, plenty of tickets were available. . . Don't expect to see many players tossing the ball into the stands this season. The league-wide fine has been upped from SI 00 to $500. . . In case you cared, the most common name in the NFL last season was Williams. There were 26. New York Jets defensive end Mark Gastineau kept in shape during the off-season by working out with heavyweight boxer Gerry Cooney. . . How's this for first impressions? Jits No. 1 draft pick, defensive back Russell Carter, showed up for the first day of camp with a clean shaven head and wearing dark sunglasses. But as one team official put it, "We're not paying him $2.1 million over four years to look pretty." . . . When Buffalo announced its Silver Anniversary team last spring, only one first-round pick was on the roster running back ,O.J. Simpson. . . Soon after Bills free-agent running back Terry Moorehead failed his physical last month, he tossed a chair at a huge piece of glass and then put his fist through another piece. Said a team official, "He didn't fail his physical, he failed his mental." . . . New Oilers coach Hugh Campbell has decided to do away with training camp curfews. He wants to see which players are willing to take care of thnmwIvM Anrl finallv Cleve land Browns offensive tackle Doug Dieken, when asked why he didn't work out much in the off-season, responded, "I saw what happened to Swale." Redskin sails to Bimini win Results 6C Special lo Ike NmSu-Seattacl Redskin, a J-35 racer skippered by Burt Chamberlin, won a duel with sister ship Razmatazz in Gulfstream Sailing Club's race from Fort Lauderdale to Bimini. Chamberlin's crew made the most of light southerly breezes to complete the 63-mile Jaunt across the Gulf Stream In 9 hours, 51 mintues, 42 seconds. Bob Bell brought , Razmatazz into port nine minutes later. The two leaders overcame their time handicaps to place 1-2 on corrected time in a fleet of17 boats which sailed in two classes. Red-skint corrected time was 8:29:48. Gary Dufour and Art Pelton sailed a strong race with Smoke, a Ranger 29, to wife Class 2 and place third overall. 1 i m - ' t- C - ' i V H' t I - f t: lu M W t ' ' "' ' 'tX'1 1 ' - " " i .. " -. i . - v-'-; ".' 'r-l v.L" r - i -i www DIAL-A-NOTE The Olympics are over, but the Olympians are still at it ABC televises the United States Swimming Long Course Championships from the International Hall of Fame pool in Fort Lauderdale Saturday (Channels 10. 12 from 3-4 p.m.), while CBS covers the Berlin Track and Field Meet Sunday (Channels 4, 34 from 4 6 p.m.). Edwu Motes, Dwight Stones, Steve Scott and Sam Graddy are scheduled to compete in the track r.xtH. . . Cart Gowdy and Lea Dawsoa will be the commentators on the Kick -Off Classic (Miami vs. Auburn) Aug 27. . . Bob Griese has signed a new contract with NBC. . . CBS has signed former Dallas Cowboys star Drew Pearson as a pro football analyst. . . CBS will televise the America's Marathon from Chicago Oct. 21. . . Business Times has expanded to three hours, leaving ESPN a 21-hour sports channel Business Times will air 6-9 a m beginning in October . . SPN is hoping to get into college football and basketball. Unlike the other cable networks who buy rights, SPN, which numbers 11 4 million homes, sells time to schools and conference seeking TV exposure. Brooks, Carney lead field ill l ililii.' i "ii mi . , ii "iMlMBW - i Sufi phots by JO ANN VTTELL1 Northhampton's Mary Ann Keating races toward the plate as Pembroke Pines catcher Rori Dansky awaits a throw. Hosting nationals is no soft job By Paul Heidelberg Special to Ike NewiSu-SnUel PLANTATION - Midway through the 1984 Amateur Softball Association of America's Junior Olympic National Girls' Softball Tournament (for 13- to 15-year-olds), Jin) Seat is already looking ahead to 1986. Seat, president of the Plantation Athletic League which is hosting the tournament thinks Plantation Central Park's eight-diamond complex is the perfect location for the national tournament. "Most of the host sites only have four fields," Seat said. "We use four fields for games, but we have four other fields that teams can practice on when they're getting ready for games. "You have to put in a bid two years in advance, so we're planning to submit a bid this December to host the tournament in 1986." The City of Plantation - the first South Florida city to host a national Softball tournament converted the park's baseball fields into softball diamonds by putting up temporary outfield fences and leveling the pitcher's mounds. , The logistics necessary for putting on the tournament have had Seat and a group of about 200 volunteers working overtime. "The first thing we had to do was coordinate For years, we've had some of the best teams in the country. You won't find too mmy other places in the country that have produced the caliber of teams that we have. 99 Jim Seat PAL president accommodations for all the teams 47 of them that are playing in the tournament," Seat said. "And in most cases, you don't know until a week or a week and a half before the tournament starts just who'll be coming. "It pulls a lot of support from the community. It takes a tremendous amount of support, on a formal and informal basis, to put on the tournament." Seat is quick to boast about South Florida softball. "For years, we've had some of the best teams in the country," he said. "You won't find too many other places in the country that have produced the caliber of teams that we have. "I'm glad we've finally hosted a national tournament." A two-hour rain delay Friday afternoon had Seat scrambling. Some games were delayed, and others were moved to Plantation's Pop Travers Softball Complex, which did not receive any rain. . Today's marathon schedule at Plantation Central Park begins at 8 30 a.m. and continues through 11 p.m. After Friday's games, the host Plantation Pumas, the defending national champion Pembroke Pines Cardinals, the defending national runner-up Plantation Sun Devils and teams from Palm Beach Gardens and Lake Lytel each have 2-0 records in the double-elimination tournament. Spivey's grand slam sparks Crush COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho Linda Spivey hit two home runs, including a grand slam, to lift the Fort Lauderdale Crush to an 11-6 win over Hatfield, Kan., Friday morning at the American Softball Association National Junior Olympic Championships for girls' 18-and-under. The win improved the Crush's record to 2-0 in the double-elimination tournament. The Crush played the Tennessee Rebels late Friday night in the third, round. Volleyball tourney opens on beach today By Sharon Robb Staff Writer To most people, volleyball is a game you play with either a slice of watermelon or a cold beer at your side during the annual company picnic. Power volleyball is no picnic. "If you have never seen this type of beach volleyball, you're in for a treat," Florida Beach Volleyball Association President Dennis Mc-Naughton said. "This isn't the type of volleyball qpost people are used to see being played. This is power volleyball with precision passing and setting." The state's best power volleyball players will compete today and Sunday in the $17,000 Tropical Blend Pro Beach Volleyball Tournament behind the Lauderdale-by-the-Sea Howard Johnson's. Competition begins at 9 a.m. today and will last until 5 p.m. The championship match is Sunday at 3 p.m. A six-person co-ed tournament will be held Sunday. The Fort Lauderdale tournament is the fifth of sjx tour stops on the Tropical Blend Beach Volleyball Tour. The final stop will be the Tropical Blend Florida Beach Volleyball State Championship Sept. 1-2 in Sarasota. The 32-men pro division features double-elimination play. The win ners' bracket matches are best-of-three games to 25 points. The losers' bracket matches are one game to 35 points. Doug Eisemann and Kerry Klep-pinger, ranked No. 1 in the state, ead the field. The pair won the tour's first stop at Singer Island after four hours of play and three rain delays. The top-seeded team from Sarasota fought its way back through the losers' bracket to top Fort Lauderdale's Ken Haan and Mike Ryan 25-21, 24-26, 25-27, 35-31. Phil Proffer of Fort Lauderdale, one of the up-and-coming professionals on the tour, is also expected to compete. First place is $1,000. Second place is $500. The last pro volleyball tournament held in Fort Lauderdale was the Jose Cuervo Fort Lauderdale Open June 9-10. "For many of these pro players it's a lifestyle," McNaughton said. "The top-seeded teams travel the entire Tropical Blend tour." The Summer Olympics have in creased interest in the sport, according to Tropical Blend promoter Gregg Anderson. "Beach volleyball is more ihan a fad," Anderson said. "Olympic volleyball was one of the most watched events in Los Angeles this summer and it's important to realize that many of these Olympians are also among the top beach players in the world." There is no admission charge for spectators. Entry fee is $10 per team. for 10K By Sharon Robb Staff Writer BOCA RATON Tim Brooks of Fort Myers and Shirley Carney of Fort Lauderdale' will head an expected field of 1,000 runners Sunday at the seventh annual Boca Pointe Royal Palm Festival 10K at Spanish River Park. Race time is 7 30 a.m. There will be no race-day registration. Brooks is coming off back-to-back victories in the Dodger Dash 5K in Vero Beach and the Mid-Summer 10K Classic in Hollywood. Carney, sidelined most of last year with anemia and injuries, won the Boca Festival Days Village Square 5,000-meter run last Saturday. The Boca Pointe Royal Palm Festival 10K, organized by the Boca Raton Road Runners, will be dedicated to author Jim Fixx, who died of a heart attack while running in Hardwick, Vt. It was Fixx, who spurred the jogging craze with his best-selling running books, among them The Complete Book of Running. "The Boca Road Runners encourage running for health, fitness and fun, which is closely tied to the spirit of t Jim Fixx's enthusiasm for running," club member Jane Millspaugh said. "The same enjoyment Fixx discovered in running has been discovered by the growing number of runners in our club and othef South Florida clubs." The Boca Pointe Royal Palm Festival 10K race is one of South Florida's largest and oldest. The 6.2-mile road race is the major event of the Boca Raton Road Runners. It annually attracts runners from around the state. The 10K race is part of the Boca Festival Days. It is one of the most scenic race courses. The race will start at Spanish River Park on A1A. Runners will head south over the inlet bridge to Camino Real. They then turn right and cross the Intracoastal, enter the south gate of the Boca Raton Hotel and Club, wind through the grounds of the hotel to the northern exit on Palmetto Park Road. From there the runners turn east, cross he Intracoastal again, turn left onto Spanish Trail, wind through Marble Way and come back to A1A south of the Red Reef Park entrance. The final leg of the course is north up A1A and into the entrance of Spanish River Park for the finish. Brooks' main competition will come from Curt Boitnott of West Palm Beach, Keith Witthauer of Palm Bay, Rick Bourner of Boca Raton and Jim Hill of Fort Lauderdale. Carney will be challenged by Karen Miles of Fort Myers and Norma Suarez-Blackwood of Miami. 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