Pensacola News Journal from Pensacola, Florida on November 21, 1986 · 25
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Mike Tyson, left, is a solid favorite to dethrone Trevor Berbick as the WBC heavyweight champion Saturday, 4C News Journal Century-Baker battle for title 3C Dial Sports (after 3 p.m.): 435-8521 Pensacola, Florid Friday, November 21 , 1 986 A SCOREBOARD Football National Football League Los Angeles Raiders 37, San Diego 31 (OT) High Schools Washington 10, P.C. Mosley 0 Jay 42, Ernest Ward 0 Basketball NBA Atlanta 108, Cleveland 89 Houston 104, Utah 90 Denver 142, Portland 128 Dallas at LA. Clippers (n) Indiana at Sacramento (n) Milwaukee at Seattle (n) Hockey NHL Montreal 3, Boston 1 Philadelphia 5, Chicago 1 N.Y. Islanders 6, Toronto 4 Pittsburgh at Calgary (n) SPORTS SHORTS Golden Spikes Award presented to Loynd NEW YORK (AP) Mike Irfynd, a 20-game winner for Florida State University, became the first pitcher to be honored with the U.S. Baseball Federation's ninth annual Golden Spikes Award as the outstanding amateur player in the nation. Loynd, 22, a 6-foot-5 right-hander, posted a 2.45 earned run average, struck out 155 and walked only 38 in leading the Seminoles to the runner-up spot in the College World Series. His 224 strikeouts led the nation, and he struck out 10 or more batters on 12 different occasions. He signed with the Texas Rangers this summer, then played at Tulsa of the Texas League. In his only appearance in the major leagues, he pitched six innings in gaining a victory over Cleveland. Jacksonville Jets sign Bulls' veteran Dailey JACKSONVILLE (AP) Quintin Dailey, a talented but troubled four-year veteran of the NBA Chicago Bulls, has signed a contract with the Jacksonville Jets of the Continental Basketball Association, the Jets announced Thursday. Dailey, 25, entered a drug rehabilitation program twice during the 1985-86 season. He missed 13 games at the beginning of the season after spending 31 days at the Community Hospital at Pasadena, Calif. Dailey entered the hospital again in February, and was suspended by the team. "We're very pleased to have him. He wanted to get back to the workplace, just as I did," said Coach Tom Nis-salke, a former NBA coach who joined the Jets when the franchise moved from Pensacola to Jacksonville this year. Frey rejects Twins' offer; accepts WGN radio job MINNEAPOLIS ( AP) Rating financial security more important than managing in the major leagues, former Chicago Cubs and Kansas City Royals manager Jim Frey rejected the Minnesota Twins' offer to be their manager. After turning the Twins down Wednesday, Frey, 55, accepted an undisclosed offer Thursday from Chicago's WGN radio to be a color analyst for Cubs games. Twins Vice President Andy Mac-Phail, who has led the search to find a manager, said Wednesday the club hopes to name a manager "by the end of the week ... perhaps Friday (today)." Kookaburra H's victory overturned after hearing FREMANTLE, Australia ( AP) Kookaburra H's victory over Australia III in the final race of the second round of the America's Cup defender series was overturned today by an international jury after a six-hour, 30-minute hearing. The protest against Kookaburra II, which now falls from second to third place, had been lodged by Gordon Lucas, skipper of Australia III. A protest by Peter Gilmour, the skipper of Kookaburra II, against Australia III was dismissed by the jury. The upholding of Australia Ill's protest means that boat was awarded the victory in Wednesday's race, but remains in fourth place in the defender standings with 12 points. 'jf' ' j ' f '' .-s ' McMahon back vs. Pack Associated Press Sunday against the Green Bay Packers at Chicago's Soldier Field. McMahon pre- Chicago Bears quarterback Jim pares for a workout at the Bears' Lake McMahon (right), who has missed three Forest, 111., camp this week with tackle games with a shoulder injury, will start Jim Covert (left). Washington wins district 'Cats blank Mosley, 10-0 By Carl Wernicke News Journal PANAMA CITY The Mosley Dolphins drowned 10-0 Thursday night in a defensive net woven by the Washington Wildcats. The win gives the Wildcats the District 1, Class AAAAA championship. Washinton plays at Gainesville Buchholz next Friday in the first round of the state playoffs. Both teams played strong defense, as evidenced by the 16 punts in the game. But first-year coach Jimmy Nichols' Wildcats got a 1-yard touchdown run from Chris Tolbert in the first quarter and a 31-yard field goal from Greg Golovka in the fourth, and that was all they needed. Mosley had only 96 yards total offense and just seven first downs as Washington simply wouldn't let the Dolphins get anything going. Mosley's longest drive was seven plays. "Defense wins championships, I guarantee it," said a jubilant, hoarse Nichols after the game. "All the credit goes to the defense. I can't say enough about the defense." Mosley's defense didn't allow Washington much, either. The Wildcats had 164 total yards, only 52 in the second half. The Wildcats' biggest series of the night was a six-play drive in the first quarter that produced the game's lone touchdown. Washington drove from its 33, with the big play a 4 1-yard run by quarterback Ben Howze to the Mosley 2. Two plays later, Tolbert scored on a dive up the middle. The game then settled into a punting duel between Golovka and Mosley's Chip Chester. Chester punted eight times for a 40-yard average; Golovka punted eight times for a 37-yard average and had one blocked. The Wildcats' field goal came with 2:11 to play after a desperation fake punt by the Dolphins failed to pick up a first down deep in their own territory. Washington took over on its own 22, but the drive stalled at Mosley's 16. Golovka, who had missed a 31-yard field goal attempt earlier in the quarter, booted it through. The pattern the game followed was set early. The Wildcats took the opening kicoff, an six plays and punted. See'CATS,3C Fraud, tax charges await ex-Memphis State coach MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Dana Kirk, former; Memphis State basketball coach, was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury on charges of obstruction of justice, mail fraud, income tax evasion and filing false tax returns. If convicted on all counts, Kirk, 51, could draw a maximum sentence of 62 years in prison and fines of $912,000, the U.S. attorney's office said. Kirk, who turned Memphis State into a Top 20 contender, also was named in the 11-count indictment with seeking payoffs to have his team play in tournaments. Kirk surrendered to federal authorities shortly after the indictment was issued and was released on his own recognizance pending an appearance next Wednesday before U.S. Magistrate Aaron Brown. Kirk refused comment on the charges. Kirk was fired from his Memphis State job in September after seven seasons. Memphis State President Thomas Carpenter has refused to outline his reasons for firing Kirk. Kirk was indicted by a grand jury that for the past VA years has been investigating allegations of sports gambling in the Mid-South. He testified before the panel last year and acknowledged that his personal finances were under review. U.S. Attorney Hickman Ewing Jr. said the charges against Kirk were not related to gambling. Ewing also said rumors of point-shaving on Memphis State basketball games were unfounded. "Based on what we have determined, there is no evidence of any point-shaving or any game-fixing at Memphis State University," Ewing said. Kirk is charged in the indictment with soliciting a $2,000 payoff to have Memphis State participate in a basketball tournament at New Orleans in 1982 and a $10,000 payoff to send the Tigers to a tournament at Los Angeles in 1983. The tax charges accuse Kirk of underreporting his taxable income. In '82, he reported an income of $122,620 when his actual income was $171,707, and in '83, he reported an income of $164,482 when he actually made $281,338, the indictment 44 ' Dana Kirk: Conviction could mean 62 years in prison, $912,000 in fines. Tornados seek game-ready status First day of preseason training camp proves players to be a bit rusty By John Donovan News Journal They came to Day 1 of the Pensacola Tornados' preseason training camp eager, willing and just a tad rusty. But for the 18 players who walked onto the floor at the University of West Florida's field house Thursday, it really didn't matter. Eagerness and willingness was what Coach Gary Youmans was looking for anyway. "I'm impressed," said Youmans, himself a rookie as a head coach in professional basketball. "Overall, I was pleased. Some of the guys aren't in as good a shape as I'd like them and not in as good shape as they would like. But it's not really their fault. "You need competition like this to get yourself game-ready, and you can't do that in your local gym." Game-ready is the key word for Youmans and the Tornados, because that's what they must be in just 15 days, when they open the 1986-87 Continental Basketball Association season Dec. 6 against the Jacksonville Jets at the Pensacola Civic Center. To get there, Youmans first must pick 10 players from the 21 hopefuls expected to in camp. Center Ray Tolbert came for Thursday's afternoon session, big man Cozell McQueen arrives this weekend, and former South Alabama star Ricky Brown probably will show today. For the players dressed out on Day 1, the camp went pretty much as expected. "I know what kind of condition you have to be in for these tryouts," said 6-foot-6 forward Michael Clarke, an Arkan sas-Little Rock product. "It's pretty competitive. Rick Lamb, who played for the defending champion Tampa Bay Thrillers last year where Youmans served as an assistant knows the ropes of training camp. He has been through the ball-handling drills, the scrimmaging, the fast breaks. "It's hard to figure right now," the 6-7 forward said. "These first three practices, everyone's out there wanting to make the team and trying to figure out what it takes to make the team, so you can't tell everyone's potential right now." Lamb, who played for the CBA's Wyoming franchise before heading to Tampa, knows what it takes to make a team like the Tornados. Seminole basketball on rebound Louisville No. 1 in Metro 6C By Junior Ingrain News Journal TALLAHASSEE It didn't take Pat Kennedy long to encounter his first problem as Florida State's new basketball coach. "When classes started in August, we had one kid who called in and said he would be two days late getting here," Kennedy said. "He spoke to one of my coaches who told him, 'I haven't spoken to Coach Kennedy, but I don't have to because if you re not here on the first day of classes, you may not even have a schol arship. You make your decision on what vou want to do. The player arrived two days early. "It's the same thing on the court, Kennedy said. "To kids who bench is the greatest Kennedy motivator. I think we've got some who want to play." Kennedy came to FSU from Iona in March to replace Joe Williams, who resigned under pressure after back-to-back losing seasons. He inherited a poorly conditioned team hampered further by major academic and discipline deficiencies. "We had so much work to do when we got here," he said. "First, we had to get the kids we have academically eligible. Second, we went on tour with Coach (Bobby) Bowden and met with the boosters around the state. "We spoke at every engagement we possibly could, and we had to get involved with high school All-Americas, and not recruit second-level people. We may not get them, but we might. You never know." That meant six months of non-stop activity before Kennedy could don his warmup suit and slip a whistle around his neck. See PAT, 7C I I Swami makes his picks; some may even be right After spending some quiet time with North Korean leader Kim Il-Sung and learning the art of lying low because imminent assassination of a certain football prognosticator was feared, Uncle Swami emerged from the bushes with a 12-2 performance last week, bringing the season's record to 70-27-1 (percentage placed under quarantine by public health officials until further notice). Thanks for some of the lovely sympathy cards the family received, except for the one that said: "Bet he can't beat the spread up there either." Denver (9-2) at New Jersey Giants (9-2): (Noon, Sunday; Channel 10; With Dick Enberg and Merlin Olsen). Giants favored by 3. The Giants will find out how good they really are in the next three weeks against the likes of Denver, San Francisco and Washington. The suspicion here is that you can't complete fourth-and-17 passes to win games on a weekly basis. Broncos by 3. Green Bay (2-9) at Chicago (9-2): (noon, Sunday; channel 5; with Tim Ryan and Johnny Morris). Bears favored by 13. This just hasn't been the Packers' year. They stumble into the Windy City just in time for the return of Jim McMahon. Bears by 47. 1 3 I BOBBY HAYES Buffalo (3-8) at New England (8-3): Pats favored by 13. After riddling the Buffalo Chips' secondary with 404 yards and four touchdown passes last week, Fish quarterback Dan Marino didn't want to go home. "I wish I could play against that zone defense every week," said Marino. "Me too," said Buffalo quarterback Jim Kelly. Count me in too, fellas. Patsies by 15. Detroit (4-7) at Tampa Bay (2-9): Lions favored by 3. How do you give up 31 points to the Green Bay Packers? It wasn't easy, but the Bucs found a way. Give the Bucs' defense credit for being balanced, however. The Bucs have the worst defense against the rush in the NFC as well as the poorest against the pass. Where should the Lions attack first? De cisions, decisions. Lions by 7. Minnesota (6-5) at Cincinnati (7-4): Bengals favored by 3. The poor Vikings lose by a field goal to the Browns, lose in overtime at Washington. And last week, they lost to the Giants on a field goal with 12 seconds left. "I don't know if snakebit is the term," said Minnesota Coach Jerry Burns. Sorry, I can't hear you Jerry. Stop rattling those tails, guys. Bengals by 3. Pittsburgh (4-7) at Cleveland (7-4): Browns favored by 6. History must count for something. The Steelers haven't been swept in a season series by the Browns since 1969. On second thought, I think I'll count on the Browns' talent. Brownies by 5. See SWAMI, 4C

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