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Monday, July 25, 1988
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0 mm Sun-Sentinel, Monday, July 25, 1988 Section C NFL's Battle of Britain: London again feels the blitz By ROBES PATTON Stan Writer In the summer of 1986, Ed "Too Tall" Jones of the Dallas Cowboys was sightseeing in London when he spotted a lad in Hyde Park wearing a familiar shirt. . Jones recognized the irony of the situation and asked the kid to pose for a photo. As the 6-foot-9, 275-pound defensive end stood next to the young Londoner clad in a Cowboys T-shirt, the team's public relations director, Doug Todd, snapped several shots. ' Todd and Jones continued their sightseeing. No autographs, no hassles. B Lorenzo White joins Oilers, Mike Rozier. 7C "I don't think the kid realized what happened," Todd said. It's a scene straight from the NFL's here's-our-game-how-do-you-like-it? outreach program to England, where two teams play an annual exhibition in Wembley Stadium. In 1986, the Chicago Bears beat Dallas 17-6. The Los Angeles Rams rallied three times in the fourth quarter to edge the Denver Broncos 28-27 last year. The San Francisco 49ers and the Dol phins will open the exhibition season in the third American Bowl on Sunday. The game is overshadowed by a week of hype and hoopla. To some, the trip to London is more about Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace than safety blitzes and audibles. It's also a break from the rigors of two-a-days in blistering Thousand Oaks, Calif., or South Florida. "It's what you make of it," Denver offensive lineman Keith Bishop said. "You can make it a great time or you can drag it out." Bishop tried to see as much as possible in the week the Broncos spent in London. He saw the Tower of London and Big Ben. And when Bishop returned to Colorado, he was exhausted. "It may have been from going so long and so hard, trying to see as much as I could see," he said. "But I mean, how many times do you go to London?" The teams practiced once a day, early, and had more free time than during training camp at home. One of the great cities of the world was at their taped fingertips. "I'm one who feels that regardless of how much you read and study, until you go, those who have gone have an edge on you," Jones said. Several London club teams may have H T IS iianj icees warming to Sanders Player's performance has teammates happy ; . By ANNE LUSCOMBE Staff Writer FORT LAUDERDALE - Deion Sanders' signing and easy entrance into baseball created interest and, initially, some ire among his Fort Lauderdale Yankees teammates. Sanders, a senior All-America corner-back at Florida State Uuversity, in June signed with the Yankees for an estimated $60,000 and $1 million dollar insurance policy. He is under no obligations past this summer and will return to the Seminoles in August. "I was a little jealous," pitcher Kevin Mmahat said after the Yankees' game Sunday against Charlotte was rained out. "He's getting $10,000 a week and we're getting what? Plus he's getting a bonus. Then he gets to leave Aug. 3 to go back to his job or hobby. I guess football is his job. Yeah, I was a little jealous at first." Sanders began the summer with the Yankees' Gulf Coast League team in Sarasota. He was quickly moved up to Fort Lauderdale as the starting center fielder and leadoff hitter. The Yankees were in the midst of a five-game losing streak and needed a spark. Sanders fit the bill. His performance took the edge off initial jealousy. ; "I guess when you have anybody in the top three or four rounds you expect them to get a lot of money," Mmahat said. "Then someone in the 30th round gets a deal like this you never see this. I was the 28th pick of the Rangers and I'm not getting anything close to that. But after his first performance, everybody relaxed. When he turned a routine base hit into a double, we were pleased." Sanders is hitting .500 (8 for 16) with a hit in every game. "It's nice seeing someone successful," first baseman Tom Weeks said. "It would be nice to have him stay the rest of the season." . ; "I fit in," Sanders said. "I get along with people well. But somebody's always going to be jealous. When you read stuff about people, you assume what they'll be like. But I'll lower myself just to fit in. I have no enemies. I go out of my way to make friends." Sanders has won over his teammates. "A Int nf oiive that nlnvprl auainst him in e-j- r j o f-, . j college said he was an average player in ji irst DlOOu college. But he seems pretty good to me," Frandsco,s wi Cark beats St Louis, Jose -- see sanders 5C Oquendo to the punch. There were two bench-clearing tN r -y '-xm .y4"4vll t1.-;-; li : u-y sisAim li we$$0msi. ill msmmmmm mmmihfw mmai.fmmmmm&m -isei p wmsfm m wmmm : .Mmsmm AP photo by the incidents and three ejections in the game, won Giants 5-0. Baseball 4-5C. ttaosm- INSIDE VICTORY MARCH Liselotte Neumann and Mark Brooks savor their wins. Neu-- mann won the U.S. Women's ; Open in record-style, and " Brooks took the Greater Hartford Open in playoff-style. 8C AL NL Tigers 0 Braves 4 Athletics 1 Mets 2 Yankees 10 Dodgers 2 Royals 8 Pirates 1 White Sox 2 Giants 5 Red Sox 3 Cardinals 0 Rangers 6 Padres 2 Brewers 4 Cubs 1 Indians 9 Expos 5 Angels 2 Reds 3 Blue Jays 6 Phillies 8 Mariners 0 Astros 4 Orioles 1 For score call Twins 6 761-4500. Separation a part of Olympic cycle By SHARON ROBB Staff Writer COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Beti San Miguel and Carl Sundquist could have waited until after the Olympics to get married. They were wed Oct. 10, 1987, the weekend of the Great Coconut Grove Bicycle Race. "We considered putting the wedding off," Sundquist said. "You might say we're a little impulsive." They met the year before at the Coconut Grove race. San Mi- guel, a rec- reational cyclist, was a spec- tator. Sundquist was com peting in the weekend criterium road races. "We decided to get married the same weekend of the race since all of his friends were down for the races," Beti Sundquist said. "We were married at noon, because he had a race that morning. I told him, 'Whatever happens, don't hurt your face the rest of your body we can cover up.' "We were married two hours later, and after the reception, he went to a press conference." For better or for worse. . . The Sundquists are living in separate dorms at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs for the next three weeks. Carl, 26, is training for the Olympic cycling trials in individual and team pursuit in Houston, Aug. 16-21. Beti, 24, is a University of Miami public relations and political science major interning over SEOUL 1988 Summer. Olympics 7- , idfi "' '' '' i i - (J ' NU 'J ; if U: f gained an edge after a clinic with Jones, who lectured for an hour and had a chance to witness the growing popularity of American football in England. "They're smaller but eager to learn the game and eager to play," he said. Weekly highlight shows and the American Bowl have provided regular doses of sacks, sweeps and Seahawks for English fans. "It won't be long before the game really takes off over there," Jones said. But for now, the learning process is slow. SEE YANKS ARE COMING 7C SEE SUNDQUIST 6C AP photo Carl Sundquist trains for the Olympic team at Colorado Springs. ESedl at "Broth Smith puts finish on 11-0 homestand Sun-Sentinel wire services BOSTON - Lee Smith's stomach felt "miserable." It was a good sign for the Boston Red Sox. Smith earned his 15th save while striking out four in 1 V innings Sunday as the Red Sox streaked to their 11th consecutive victory with a 3-2 decision against the Chicago White Sox. "I feel real good except for some stom- Yankees move into tie for first. 4C , . B Box score. 5C ach trouble," Smith said after his seventh appearance in Boston's 11-0 homestand under new manager Joe Morgan. "It seems that on days I have to pitch I feel miserable and on days I don't have to pitch I feel good," the 6-foot-6 relief ace said. Smith had one victory and four saves during the homestand as the Red Sox charged back into contention in the American League East. They trail division leaders New York and Detroit by 1 Vi games. "It's nice to be back in it," said Mike Greenwell, who drove in one run with a triple and set up another with a double. "Just 10 or 11 days ago we were just trying to keep our self-respect. "Now here we are with a chance to win this thing. It's going to be fun down the road because it's no fluke this team has won 11 in a row." The Red Sox swept the four-game series with the White Sox and extended their winning streak at Fenway Park to 16. Jim Rice, suspended for three days because of a shoving incident with Morgan last Wednesday, was in uniform but did not play. Morgan said Rice may return tonight. "I'm sorry it happened, but it's over and done with," Rice said. "I've served my time and paid my dues, and now I'm back, ready to go out and play hard and help the team win." Morgan said, "Everything's fine. Jim came in here a while ago and apologized. I told him fine, to get on with it." Bruce Hurst (10-4), who had not pitched since July 6 because of a viral infection, allowed 10 hits but only two runs before being bailed out by Dennis Lamp with none out and runners on first and second in the sixth. Lamp retired the next three hitters. Golay second in National 40K time trial The Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash. - Phyllis Hines of Tullahoma, Tenn., beat Jeanne Golay of Hollywood in record-setting time Sunday to win the U.S. National Championships' women's 40-kilometer individual time trial. She bettered the previous record by more than 20 seconds. She covered the 24 miles in 55 minutes, D Delgado wins Tour de France. 6C 26.44 seconds. The previous record was 55:46.71, held by Jane Marshall of Albuquerque, N.M., who finished third Sunday. Golay, who attended Nova High School and the University of Florida, has been racing professionally for five years. She finished in 56:40.18. "Jeanne rode really well. Jane was favored to win. For Jeanne to come in second ahead of the former national record holder is tremendous. She did a great job," said Diane Fritschner, spokeswoman for the United States Cycling Federation. "It does make it look real good for making the world championship team trials. It has nothing to do with the Olympic Trials selection process. This is totally separate." SEE NATIONALS 6C

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