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Harris, Padres slow down Mets Continued from Page Bl Let the half-empty camp dwell on the error by Ron Darling (5-6) that led to the Padres' first run and the Mets' failure to get more than one hit, a leadof f double by Mackey Sasser in the eighth. The Mets were in position to win when Craig Lefferts replaced Harris (2-1) with one out in the ninth. With a runner on first, Jef f eries lined out to deep center field, and Kevin McReynolds flied out. Harris, who has been assigned to the disabled list for most of the season, walked three in seven inning. Daryl Boston's walk in the fourth was followed by a stolen base and an errant throw that moved Boston to third. Jeffer-ies' sacrifice fly scored him. No other Met reached second base until Sasser broke up the no-hitter with his double. Pinch runner Keith Miller moved to third on the first out of the inning, but was stranded as pinch hitter Tommy Heir struck out and pinch hitter Kelvin Torve grounded to short. ' The Padres scored in the fifth on a bad-hop, leadoff single by Benito Santiago, Darling's throwing error on what might have been a double play, a single by Thomas Howard and a sacrifice fly by Bip Roberts. McGriff hit his 17th homer an inning later. Darling gave another strong performance (four hits in seven innings), but his struggle to remain in the rotation was only an afterthought. The streak was over, "Now we see what we're made of," Darling said. AT SHEA STADIUM Todays RH Don Robinson (4-6, 4.14 ERAfvs. (5-4. 3.17), 7:40 p.m.. SportsChannel. TuMdayi RH Trevor Wilson (4-8, 3.79) vs. RH 4.08), 7:40 p.m., Chs. 9, 20. Wsdmadays LH Bud Black (6-8, 3.6S) vs. LH 2.78), 1:40 p.m., Ch. 9. Talfata may not a available la all araaa. No luck for By DOM AMORE Courant Staff Writer ; NEW BRITAIN This much you can say about New Britain Red Sox righthander Al Sanders: He's the best 1-12 pitcher in the Eastern League. "We just can't score any runs for him, can we?" manager Gary Allen-son said after the Britsox wasted Sanders' eight strong innings Sunday and lost to the Reading Phillies 4-2 in 10 before 2,128 at Beehive Field. Sanders gave up nine hits, but no earned runs, leaving with his second Consecutive no-decision. In his last start, against Canton at New Britain July 7, he allowed one earned run and six hits in seven innings. ; "I've been throwing more strikes lately," Sanders said. "Early in the season, I was walking too many and that was my main trouble. I can't worry about what's behind me, I just Rahal wins Grand Prix at Meadowlands f Associated Press ' I Bobby Rahal ran away to a victory in the Marlboro Grand Prix Sunday in East Rutherford, N.J. . It was Rahal's first victory since Switching to Chevrolet power at the start of the 1990 season. t Rahal took the lead with 89 of 150 laps remaining on the 1.217-mile, six-turn circuit and led by margins as big as 14.9 seconds by lap 126. ; Driving a Lola, Rahal beat teammate Al Unser Jr. by 6.954 seconds. Pole-winner Rick Mears was third jtad John Andretti finished fourth. " Promoters of the event will move the race from the Meadowlands to lAuriemma finds it difficult to just say no Continued from Page Bl how many people watched our games or followed us as we went frlong. I wasn't prepared for this." At the end of May, Auriemma went to the Pan American Trials in Colorado. In June, he gave the commencement speech at Hall High School in West Hartford. Later in the month, he spent a few days in Tennessee at the national AAU tournament watching his two 1991 re- AURIEMMA emits, Rebecca Lobo and Pam Web-. ber. " ; The first of two sold-out summer . camps began July 7 (the other is Aug. 4). Today, Auriemma will begin a recruiting trip in North Carolina. While he's in the air, his wife Kath-ryn and three children will be mov- BurrelTs first I Associated Press A heel injury will prevent the University of Connecticut's Scott Bur-Jell from making his first scheduled start for the Class-A St Catharines .'(Ontario) Blue Jays. I The right-handed pitcher's start has been postponed because of a nag-'ging injury to his left Achilles' ten-,don, sustained during the basketball 'season. 1 St Catharines manager Doug Ault RH Walty Whitehurst . Dwight Gooden (8-6. Frank Viola (11-5, Sanders as AT BEEHIVE FIELD Today: RH Mike Oquist (4-9, 4.67 ERA) vs. RH Gary Painter (2-1, 4.60), 7:15 p.m. Tuesday: LH Mike Linskey (1-1, 3.77) vs. RH Derek Uvernois (3-0, 0.45), 7:15 p.m. Wednesday: LH Pat Leinen (2-5. 3.32) vs. RH Gar Finnvold (2-4, 3.29), 7:15 p.m. have to pitch well." In 17 starts this season, Sanders has lasted at least six innings 14 times, and allowed more than four earned runs only four times. He's had 1-0 and 2-1 losses, and a scoreless outing with no decision. In his past eight starts, he has lowered his ERA from 6.80 to 4.88. "He could have maybe seven wins," Allenson said. "He's had that many quality starts now." Reading scored two unearned runs in the fourth, helped by the first Auto racing New York, Washington or Miami next year if they can justify the cost of a move, said the race's chief executive, Bud Stanner. Stanner said promoters have 60 to 90 days to decide whether to move the still unprofitable race. Mansell wins Brit isn't rand Prix: Nigel Mansell won the British Grand Prix by 42 seconds over Gerhard Berger for his second Formula One victory in eight days, in Silverstone, England. Mansell, who won the French Grand Prix last week, led for ing into their new house in Manchester. Wednesday, he'll be at a basketball camp in Newark, N.J. team, recruiting is his biggest priority. "I don't really expect our success this year to pay dividends until next year," said Auriemma, who said he hopes to sign at least four blue-chip recruits this fall. "We're late coming in on a lot of people. I think our success will help us get in the door, but whether we sign anybody this year remains' to be seen." Nonetheless, Auriemma said UConn is involved with recruits from . California, Tennessee and Canada. Auriemma can only talk to players on the phone during the July evaluation period and can make only one call per week. Players can't make official visits until their school year begins and home visits by Aur-iemma's staff are limited to Sept. 15 to Oct. 7. Meanwhile, the program marches on. A marketing campaign for season tickets at Gampel Pavilion has begun and an ESPN game at Virginia is in the works. The schedule, start delayed said Burrell's arm is healthy, but he probably will not pitch for at least another week. "He's ready to pitch," Ault said. "But we don't want to rush him. The Achilles could develop into a serious injury. He just stopped limping the other day." ' Last season, Burrell was 1-4 with a 5.86 ERA for St Catharines. Burrell reported to the team June 30, two weeks late because he had taken summer courses at UConn. f-7 L J - - i ...... - ; V - I .- r -i i " ' ' ' '. V ... Associated Press The Mets' Mickey Sasser, making his first major league start in right field, Is about to take a home run away from Tony Gwynn of the Padres. Britsox lose 4- 2 in 10 of three errors by shortstop Jim Byrd. Tony Trevino and Edwin Ro-sado had RBI doubles. Reading starter Rocky Elli took a no-hitter into the seventh, when he walked Dave Milstien and gave up Juan Paris' run-scoring double off the left-field wall. Elli then walked Mike Beams and was taken out by manager Don Mc-Cormack. "Unfortunately, I was aware of the no-hitter," said Elli, who went from the Mets to the Phillies in the Tommy Herr trade in August "I started overthrowing, trying to do too much." Elli walked six. Three relievers got Reading into the ninth, when McCormack went to his closer, Toby Borland, with one out and nobody on. Borland gave up two walks, a hit to Milstien, and balked in the tying run with two out. In the 10th, Byrd's third error set all but the opening 45 seconds Victory for Wallace: Kenny Wallace took the lead on the 97th lap and overwhelmed a strong field to capture the Busch Grand National Bud-weiser 300 at New Hampshire International Speedway in Loudon, N.H. Wallace, starting from the third spot and driving a Pontiac, lapped every driver but second-place Chuck Bown. He averaged 109.093 mph around the mile oval, and beat Bown, also in a Pontiac, by 21 seconds. Bodine takes Motorcraft 500: Geoff Bodine took the lead the final time shortly after the halfway point and drove his Thunderbird to a 20-second victory in the' NASCAR Mo which is almost complete, begins Nov. 24 at California-Berkeley and then the Huskies go to Hawaii for a three-game tournament Auriemma has been blessed with what he calls "an emotional commitment" to his program from the school administration, from president Harry J. Hartley to athletic director Lew Perkins. "They want you to be the best you can be and then they give you all the help you need to be successful," Auriemma said. "You just can't put a price tag on that support." The NCAA has also taken notice of UConn's commitment to women's basketball. In 1995, the Huskies will become the first school in the Northeast to host one of the four NCAA regionals. UConn's success also has made Auriemma a hot property. Neither Auriemma nor Perkins would talk about the number of inquiries from other schools looking for a women's basketball coach. "Geno is going to be here for a long time," Perkins said. "He likes it here. He just bought a new house. YOU'RE STILL NOT GONNA PAY A LOT mm '402 FROM WLE must be presented at time of purchase s 10 off HARTFORD S3 Airport Rd. -' oppoMe Wandy's 296-5399 EAST HARTFORD ttST HARTFORD 306 Sr Lint M to Pan Hut 569-8310 1019 NnrBMn Ave Car oi So SI 953-1534 THE HARTFORD Top pair skates away Staff and wire reports LOS ANGELES America's top figure skating team survived a late fall Sunday to win the gold medal at the U.S. Olympic Festival, while a new scoring system for boxing left two competitors puzzled. Natasha Kuchiki of Canoga Park, Calif., and Todd Sand of Costa Mesa, Calif., won as expected ia figure skating. The pair, who finished third in the World Championships earlier this year, overcame a fall by Sand in the final moments of their free skating routine. U.S. Olympic Festival "Our performing level was very good today," Kuchiki said. "The only glitch was the double flip" when Sand fell. Calla Urbanski of Chicago and Rocky Marval of New Egypt, N.J., won the silver medal, with the bronze going to Tristen Vega of Torrance, Calif ., and Richard Alexander of Simi Valley, Calif. The ladies' title went to Nicole Bobek, 13, of Chicago, who held onto the lead she had taken in the original program Saturday night "I felt really good out there and went out and tried everything," she said. Tonia Kwiatkowski of Broadview Heights, Ohio, won the silver medal. The bronze went to Joanna Ng, 12, of Woodland Hills, Calif. up the winning hit an RBI single by Trevino. The fourth run scored on a wild pitch by Ken Ryan (1-1). "We've all had days like Byrd had," Allenson said. "When the spotlight is on you after the game. That's part of being professional right there; you have to put it behind you." Borland improved to 7-2 despite allowing two hits and three walks in one inning. Matt Stevens bailed him out of a two-on, one-out jam in the 10th for his first save. Painter back Righthander Gary Painter (2-1, 4.60 ERA), who has missed three starts, comes off the disabled list today and will pitch tonight against Hagerstown. ... Greg Blosser did not start Sunday's game, but struck out as a pinch-hitter in the ninth. . . . Byrd, who made 44 errors in 131 games at Class A Lynchburg last year, has 10 in 30 games with New Britain. torcraft 500 stock car race at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Wash. Mechanical problems halt ' Sharp: George Robinson of Houston drove his Camaro to victory in the Trans Am race at the Des Moines Grand Prix in Iowa. Robinson started eighth but moved up as mechanical troubles sidelined several of the top qualifi- , ers. Jack Baldwin of Marietta, Ga., finished second in a Camaro. He started the race in the No. 2 position, behind Scott Sharp of Norwalk. Sharp won the pole position Saturday, and led until being forced out with mechanical problems midway through the race. " The question is moot" Auriemma recognizes his success has raised the ante for next year in terms of expectations. "Right now our biggest challenge is can we sustain it?" he said. "It's very easy to lose direction with all the time demands our staff has had recently, but it's important not to lose sight of how you got to the Final Four. We got there with hard work in practice and in the games." Also a challenge will be winning without Bascom and Lishness, the players most responsible for the team's success the past four years. ' "There are some things that we can do as a team next year and if we do them well, we're going to win," Auriemma said. But winning isn't all that really matters. "When I spoke at Hall High I gave the same message that I give to my players," Auriemma said. "I told the graduates and their parents that we don't base a season on how many wins we had but whether we came close to playing to our potential. It's all about being the best you can be." fits many domestic cars STRUTS '16 rtifK.'.gnc 1040 Mr 9. Opp. Oary Qumti 4554875 HfliU SB CrWd 3L Erf 4t Ml 741-3005 VE8S0I 374HMTpk 871 0868 Marshall scores 13 Associated Press LOS ANGELES Joey Brown of Georgetown and Dickey Simp-kins of Providence each scored 15 points to lead the East (1-1) to a 95-81 victory over the West in a U.S. Olympic Festival basketball game Sunday at Pauley Pavilion. Juwan Howard, who will attend Michigan, led the West (1-1) with 16 points. In boxing, the winner and loser questioned the new electronic scoring after Kenneth Friday of the Air Force beat Julian Wheeler of the Navy 10-9 in a 125-pound semifinal. Wheeler called the result "weird," adding, "I just don't understand the scoring." With the new system, being used for the first time in the United States, all five ringside judges press a button when they see a boxer land a scoring blow. In order for a point to . be counted, three of the five judges must recognize the same punch and push their buttons within one second. Asked why he thought he had lost Wheeler said, "I should have moved less and thrown more punches." U.S. champion Vernon Forrest of Augusta, Ga., lost to Terronn Millett of St Louis in a 139-pound match. At 178 pounds, reigning champion Terry McGroom of Chicago lost to John Ruiz of Chelsea, Mass., 24-18. ADVERTISEMENT GHO pro talk This is another one of the completely redesigned holes of River Highlands. It is the only hole of the entire course where the player can actually see the Connecticut River.With the course reworked by Bobby Weed, 13 may replace 17 as River Highlands' signature hole. Hole No. 13 is a par 5. tances are as follows: Dis- From the gold tee: 523 yards From the blue tee: 503 yards From the white tee: 470 yards From the red tee: 431 yards No. 1 3 runs along a ridge high above the river and is bordered along its left sidebythickwoods which come down close to the fairway. These woods may catch even some of the pros at the Canon Greater Hartford Open. Tennant advises the average player on the 13th seven-iron Call 246-4GHOfor ticket WW Attention... All Golfers! The Eastern Amateur Golf Association' (E.A.G.A.) is starting in Connecticut. Come join us; in the exciting world of competitive golf. We will hold one day tournaments on the top courses throughout the region. This unique format provides : an opportunity to establish new golfing friends, gainj excellent tournament experience on a variety of fine., courses and develop your game to new levelsT: through competitive play. Mostly... it's great funf Both net and gross divisions. We are accepting membership applications for players of all ages andl ability. Size of membership is by necessity limited : this year due to short season. So, if interested... do; not delay. Contact immediately for details: Eastern Amateur Golf Assoc. : (203) 257-1498 t ' Atn 11 t 100 Cold Sorint? Rd- Suite A612 8 Rockv HilL CT 06067 COURANT: Monday, July 15, 1991. B32 with title i as East beats West " Donyell Marshall of Reading, Pa., who will attend the Universi- ty of Connecticut scored 13 points for the East and Norwalk's Byron ' Smith had four. 7 Brian Fair of Phoenix, also , headed to UConn, scored seven points for the West. UConn recruit Rebecca Lobo of ;, Southwick, Mass., scored eight -T nl.l. L.I- IL. 171 4 -T- amuu w ucip me eim wuuicu a team beat the West 70-54. The national champions who ad-- vanced were Tim Austin of Cincin- nati at 112 pounds, Ivan Robinson or' Philadelphia at 125, Raul Marquez-" of Houston at 156 and super heavy- -weight Larry Donald of Cincinnati'.""' In free rifle, prone, Cory Brunettin of Easton placed fourth with 693.5 -points. Bill Beard of Danville, Ind.,'" was first with 696.3. In synchronized swimming, Debo- -rah Bryan of Norwalk placed fifth in" the individual competition with." 163.319 points. . In kayaking, Sean Duffy of New-Haven finished fifth in the 500 sir):, gles quarterfinals. In the 500 dou-; bles, Duffy and Tom Buzzell of Frederick, Md., placed sixth in their heat, and did not qualify for the finals. In women's singles tennis, Patty Murren of Newtown was defeated 6i" 4, 6-4 in a consolation-round match by Maribel Amadeo of Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. Canon Greater Hartford Jim Tennant HOLE N0.13 Jim Tennant, 24, is in his second year as resident professional at Wettwoods of Faimington. He first played golf with his brother, Ray, in 1978. HU greatest golf experience to date was working and playing at the Country Club in Farmingtoo as a youngster. The friendships and memories are far greater than any par or birdie," according to Jim. to try and rip a driver at the farthest bunker to the right, giving yourself some room on the right for error. He continues, "The intimidation of the sec ond shot, with a narrowing fairway and more water now on the left, forces us to hit a six- or slightly right to set up the approach. The undulating collar around the green makes it necessary to pop up a little wedge (keeping the body very still) onto the right side of the green. In putting, you want to be careful because the slope makes everything roll left towards the water." For spectators, Tennant says, "the best view will be on the hill to the right of the green, watching both the approach and putting." For another look at the 13th hole, watch WFSB Channel 3 Eyewitness News at 6 p.m. Eric McLendon will give you a sky-high, helicopter view of the 13th hole tonight. Tomorrow, Jim Tennant Westwoods' (Farmington) pro, will preview the 14th hole inThe Courant. information. it 1-S00-321-2323 75 cents TJ per minute

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