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Browning fighters return 2B . Major league baseball ..33 Sportscope 3B ' Great Falls Tribun Tuesday, June 28, 1968 It's all over in 91 seconds o) pmks By ED SCHUYLER JR. AP Boxing Writer ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Forget about personal problems. When the bell rings, Mike Tyson is all business. "What can I say?" the undisputed heavyweight champion said Monday night after knocking out Michael Spinks in 1:31 - the fourth-shortest heavyweight title fight in history. "No matter what happens in my life, I'm a professional. The job has to be done," said Tyson, who has been the center of a storm involving squabbling among his wife, mother-in-law, manager and promoter regarding control of the fighter, and over reports that his marriage is rocky. While the turmoil surrounding him did not affect his performance, Tyson let it be known he has not forgotten all that has been written and said. . ."I wasn't very appreciative of what you reporters did to me," Tyson said. "You tried to embarrass me. You tried to embarrass my family. You tried to disgrace us. As far as I know, this might be my last it is doubtful that a young fighter like Tyson, who probably isn't at his peak, will walk away from a sport he dominates and the continuing financial windfall that awaits him around the world. ; If he wants to, he can pick up another big paycheck with a defense of Frank Bruno in London on Sept. 3. : "I took it right to him," Tyson said. "It was either do or die. That's what I came out to do." Tyson joked that Kevin Rooney, his trainer, told him he bet both their cuts of the purse that Tyson would win on a first-round knockout. "So I went out and knocked him out in the first round," said the 3. , f . r v r TrlktiM Phot TM4 OomKIcJi Bryan Beals rounds third base on his way to scoring. Lendl finally reaches Wimbledon quarterfinals WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - Top-seeded Ivan Lendl survived a match point and his second straight five-set battle at Wimbledon Monday, bombarding Australian Mark Woodforde with his "nuclear-rocket" serve to move into the quarterfinals for the fifth time in six years. Lendl, runner-up the past two years, finally prevailed after 4 hours, 46 minutes, when Woodforde netted a backhand return. The 7-5, 6-7 (6-8), 6-7 (4-7), 7-5, 10-8 victory was Lendl's eighth straight in five-set Clippers NEW YORK (AP) - By himself, Danny Manning knows he can't turn around the Los Angeles Clippers, team that won total of 29 games the past two seasons. But with the Clippers having five first-round draft picks in two years, Manning believes the team is on the rise. "I don't think I personally can turn around a team, but with three first-round picks last year having a year under their belts and with two more this year, the Clippers could be a competitive team next season," said Manning, who the Clippers will make the No. 1 pick In the NBA college draft Tuesday. Manning, the College Player of the Year who took a lightly regarded Kansas team to the NCAA championship this season, said it was too much to expect him to be a savior for the Clippers, who haven't been to the NBA playoffs in 12 years. - "I can't be a savior because there champion, who could earn more than $20 million for his 91 seconds of work. Tyson claimed he knew the ending even before the fight began. "When I came into the ring, I could see the fear. And I knew it was going to be a first-round knockout." ' "I finally found someone who can beat me," said the previously unbeaten Spinks, who had been the undisputed light heavyweight and International Boxing Federation heavyweight champ. "You get hit, you get light-headed, you fall down. I think anyone would have gotten light-headed and fell down after the punch he gave me. When you take a count, he comes in and tries to nail you. "My game plan was to try and box," the 31-year-old Spinks said. "I would have to nail him, but in that respect 1 came up short." Tyson has a way of changing opponents' mind. Swarming all over Spinks from the opening bell, he hurt the challenger with a right to the head in the first minute, then knocked him down with a right to the body just past the minute mark. Spinks got up at the count of two. "I came back and shot my load, and he came back with a good shot," Spinks said. Like a jungle cat, Tyson was on him. A right bounced off the top of Spinks' head. A short left hook crunched into his jaw. A right hand slammed against the side of his head, and Spinks was down. Asked what he was thinking as he lay in a heap after rolling over on his stomach, Spinks said: "To get up and try to resume fighting if I could." It was obvious he wouldn't beat referee Frank Capuccino's 10-count. The first defeat in 32 fights could end Spinks' career. Dodgers push By SCOTT MANSCH Tribune Sports Writer Things are going so well for Tim Johnson that he's "almost" been placed in a bad situation. Repeat, almost. "It's making my job harder," said Johnson, manager of the Great Falls Dodgers. "We've got so many guys playing so good, but it's my job to make sure everybody gets a chance to play." Johnson was smiling when he said this, of course. The Dodgers had just finished pounding an 11-2 lump on Medicine Hat Monday night at Legion Park, and there was not a frown to be found in the winning clubhouse. The victory was Great Falls' fifth straight this summer. "We've got guys who know how to matches at Wimbledon, where tieb reakers are not used in the final set, He suffered his only five-set loss at Wimbledon in 1981, to Charlie Fancutt in the first round. Lendl, who needed four hours to beat Dutchman Michiel Schapers in the third round, doubled-faulted 21 times but overcame them with 24 aces. "The guy kept whamming those returns at me and serving bombs," said Woodforde, ranked 54th in the world. "The first serves were like nuclear rockets. The second serves may be big drtaft winners is too much talent in the NBA to do that," Manning said. "Twelve years out of the playoffs is not nice to think about. In my career, I've always been on teams that have won. I'm not saying the Clippers will have a great team, but I'm sure we'll have a better team." Marty Blake, the NBA's chief scout, said he expects Manning to be a great professional player, but he doesn't believe he can turn around the Clippers in one season. "There are no more impact players," Blake said. "Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and Akeem Olajuwon are the only ones in the last 10 years who have made an immediate impact. By impact, I mean they turned a team around In one year." Manning has known since the draft lottery May 21 that he would go to the Clippers, which he admitted took some of the excitement out of the draft for him. Fa O V 4l -J Referee Frank Capuccino motions heavyweight champion Mike Monday night. play the game," Johnson said. "A lot of guys." To be sure, if the Dodgers continue to hit and pitch and defend as well as has been the case in the last week, one of Johnson's few problems will be the nightly ritual of selecting a lineup. "We've got a real good team," said first baseman Eric Karros, who broke loose for three hits. "There's not anything this club lacks." Karros, Los Angeles' No. 6 draft choice in the recent amateur draft, earned third-team All-America honors this spring at UCLA, where he batted .415 with 17 homers and 54 RBIs. So far this summer, however, his bat (4 for 22 prior to Monday) has been silent. Until Monday night. were just rockets." On a cloudy, chilly day at the All England Club, Lendl wasn't the only seeded player who struggled. Second-seeded Mats Wilander overcame big-serving Slobodan Ziv-ojinovic of Yugoslavia 6-4, 7-6 (7-1), 7-5, and moved within three victories of his third straight Grand Slam tournament title. Defending champion Pat Cash and women's top seed Steffi Graf also advanced in straight sets. Cash beat Andrei Olhovskiy of the Soviet Union 6-3, 6-3, 6-3, and Graf eliminated No. "But on balance, I'm glad I know where I'm going," he said. "Some of these guys I was at the Olympic Trials with are on pins and needles wondering where they're going. In that sense, it's a relief for me." Manning is expected to join a Clippers front line that includes NBA rebounding champion Michael Cage and center Benoit Benjamin, a former No. 3 pick in the first round who has largely been a disappointment but has shown flashes of scoring and shot-blocking ability. Tuesday's draft, which starts at 10:15 a.m. MDT, is largely a question mark after Manning's selection as No. 1. Rik Smits, a 7-foot-4 center from Marist, is being considered heavily as the second pick by the Indiana Pacers, but he said Monday that he has had no official notification from them. "I know they are very interested wiunLniiii "The other guys haven't let me live it down," Karros said of his college exploits. "They've been giving me a lot of crap. This has been a humbling experience. But if this can be my slump, I'll be all right." Karros was by no means the only Dodgers star. Shortstop Jose Ofer-man had three hits, and teammates Jerry Brooks, Bret Magnusson, Ernie Carr and Brock McMurray each drove in two runs. McMurray's second-inning triple, a booming drive to the base of the centerfield wall, was followed by Lance Rice's RBI single as Great Falls took an early lead. Karros drove in a run in the third and Oferman singled fpr another run in the fourth as the Dodgers scored all the runs right-handed starter John 16 Mary Joe Fernandez of the United States 6-2, 6-2. American Zina Garrison, seeded 12th, beat No. 5 Gabriela Sabatini of Argentina 6-1, 3-6, 6-2, while unseeded Rosalyn Fairbank ousted No. 8 Natalia Zvereva of the Soviet Union 6-2, 4. Fourth-seeded Chris Evert needed three sets to down Katrina Adams, a 19-year-old from Chicago who used to idolize the three-time champion. "I came out playing well and wanting to win, but I used up a lot of energy," Adams said following in me, but they said they might make a trade," Smits said. Smits averaged 24.7 points and 8.7 rebounds and shot 62.2 percent from the field as a senior at Marist, a Division I school that played a second-echelon schedule. "I can't tell how I will do," the Netherlands native said. "I haven't played against any NBA players." After the Pacers, the first-round order includes Philadelphia, New Jersey, Golden State, the Clippers again, Phoenix, Charlotte, Miami, San Antonio, New York, Washington, Milwaukee, Phoenix, Seattle, Houston, Utah, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Portland, Cleveland, Denver, Boston and the Los Angeles Lakers. One strongly rumored trade Monday had Sacramento's Reggie Theus going to Atlanta for Randy Wittman and the Hawks' pick, No. 18, in the first round. The Kings do not have a first-round choice. , Tyson back to his corner as g streak Braase (1-0) would need. Braase, from Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Rice, from Salem, Ore., provided a rare Northwest battery. The combination worked well, as Braase, a former University of South Idaho star, allowed but one run in five innings. Relievers Dave Dawson (3 IP, 0 ER) and James Wray (1 IP, 3 Ks) finished up for Great Falls. Wray, a southpaw who pitches aggressively, has now fanned 12 of the last 15 hitters to face him. The Dodgers scored in every inning but the first, as everyone in the lineup contributed at least one hit. Great Falls also stole eight bases, taking liberties with Blue Jays See DODGERS, 2B her 5-7, 6-3, 6-0 defeat. "In the third set, mentally and physically, I had run out of gas. When you play Chris Evert, it's hard to keep up with her. She wore me down." Also moving into the quarterfinals were third-seeded Pam Shriver, No. 6 Helena Sukova of Czechoslovakia and unseeded Pascale Paradis of France. Shriver defeated No. 14 Katerina Maleeva of Bulgaria 6-2, 6-2. Sukova beat Barbara Potter 7-6 (7-4), 6-4, and Paradis ousted Anne Minter of Australia 6-3, 5-7, 64. DomaIw9G ao aren't ika& goi'z By SCOTT MANSCH Tribune Sports Writer . Former Montana State star Tom Domako is probably a long-shot to be selected when the NBA conducts its collegiate draft Tuesday, but mat's just fine with his agent. - , "On the one hand we're sort of rooting that he does go, because everybody dreams of being drafted by the NBA," said Don DeJardin, who owns a sports agent business, California Diversified Enterprises, in Pasadena, Calif. "But it may be to his best advantage to not be drafted and See DOMAKO, 28 AP Photo Michael Spinks is counted out to 5 MEDICINE HAT (1) ob r h bl GREAT FALLS (ID ob r h bl Borrv II Giannelli 3b Rollins ph Mendez rl Hodge c Jamie dh Parese ss Guarache lb Uribe 2b Smith cf Total! 5 10 0 3 0 0 0 Olerman ss Beals cf Brooks If Karros lb Mognusson dh McMurray rf 5 1 3 1 10 0 0 4 0 2 I 4 13 0 4 0 0 0 10 0 0 4 0 2 1 4 0 0 0 4 0 10 34 2 2 Rice c 4 12 1 4 112 4 110 Carr 3b Finken 2b Totals 3 11 17 11 Medicine Hat ooo 100 1002 Great Falls 011 122 2Ix II E Carr, Parese, Barrv, Finken, Giannelli. DP Great Falls I. LOB Medicine Hat 9, Great Falls 7. 2B Rice, Hodge. 3B McMurray. SB Beals 2, Brooks, Karros, McMurray 2, Olerman, Rice. IP 4 2 2 5 3 H R ER BB SO Medicine Hat Bruzdewicz L, 0-1 Konoalaft Olivares Great Falls Braase W. 1-0 Dawson 1 1 1 0 Wroy 1 WP Dawson 3. PB Hodge. Bk Kanoalolt 2. Dawson. T-3:05. A 3,089. In men's play, third-seeded Stefan Edberg of Sweden and No. 9 Mil; oslav Mecir of Czechoslovakia advanced with victories over unseeded Australians. Edberg beat Simon Youl 6-2, 6-4, 64, and Mecir downed Wally Masur 4-6, 6-2, 64, 6-2. Darkness descended following a brief early-evening downpour, forcing the postponement of two-time champion Boris Becker's match against American Paul Annacone and halting three matches in progress. Tom Domako i I- I

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