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Star-Gazette from Elmira, New York • 13

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porti American NY-P Jamestown at Suns, cancelled, rain Little Falls 4, Oneonta 2 Utlca 6, Auburn 4,8 12 inn. Erie at Batavla, cancelled, rain Geneva 14. Niaeara Falls 8 Milwaukee 2-2. Cleveland 1-4 Detroit 6, California 3 Chicago 6, Texas 5 (JO) Star-Gazette, Sept. 3, 1982 Page 3B All IOIIKMS M.

Satisfying season comes to a finish for the Suns Holy Moses Would Malone Y'U; 4 i a bring Philadelphia a championship? By TOM COBOURN Gannett News Service PHILADELPHIA Nothing is final yet. but the prospect of Moses Malone playing for the 76crs spawns championship visions unequaled In this city since Wilt Chamberlain last played here. Philadelphia possibly had the tools to win a National Basketball Association title In June, but came up short In six games with the Los Angeles Lakers. The reason was obvious rebounding. i i BY JERRY I10GAN Staff writer The 1982 Elmira Sum my have finished last in the New York-Penn League Yawkey Division, but they will always be first In skipper Dick Berardino'i heart.

And, the feeling was reciprocal with the Suns' players as they prepared to go their separate ways home following Thursday night's ralned-out Dunn Field finale. "This group of players rates with the best we have ever had here," Berardino said. "It was an exciting team made up of Individually exciting players who never gave up and always gave 110 percent. "But, best of all, I admired them because of the way they got along, both on and off the field." Berardino also felt that the Elmlra fans enjoyed this team's performance despite some fielding lapses. "We were basically a hittlng-oriented club, but we really worked hard to improve on defense," Berardino said.

"I apologize to the fans that we did not finish higher. But, I'm also sure they appreciated our development. "I'm sure the players learned a lot this season and I told the kids in our meeting that I was pleased, in general." All was not lost for the Elmira fans who were admitted without charge Thursday night. The faithful were treated to an awards' presentation honoring one of the classiest of the popular Suns Sam Horn. The 5 Californian with the pleasant dis-positic became the first Elmira recepicnt of the league's most prestigious award, named for its initial president.

Bob Stedler. Faithful to tradition, NY-P president Vince McNamara traveled from Buffalo to make the presentation. The Stedler Award carries much weight because it is voted by opposing managers to the player they feel will go the farthest in professional baseball. Horn, who was the No. 1 Boston draft pick, was gracious in accepting the honor with a broad smile and a doff of the cap.

But, he admitted later that he was overwhelmed by the award and was ready, as he saw It, to accept its responsibility. "I was lost for words," Horn said and then added In purest modesty. "I won't let the people down here In Elmira or In Bos-ton." Horn, who also was named to the NY-P all-star team the first Elmiran in two seasons as Its designated hitter, was -generally pleased with his play, which In-eluded 10 home runs and 44 RBIs. "I feel that I have attained some worthy goals In my transition from high school to professional baseball," the smiling 18-year-old San Diego native said. "This league and this pleasant city have been ideal places for me to break Into pro ball.

One of my biggest enjoyments was the treatment I received from these wonderful fans. They were great." But, Horn saved his warmest words for Manager Berardino and Coach Limoncelli. "I really appreciated my manager (Be-rardino) and my coach (Limonmcelll), Horn said. "They were more like true friends and definitely not the hard-boiled types you hear about. "At the same time, they kept us pepped up.

And, that's Important because baseball is a game of concentration. "They kept us relaxed and that helps you not to lose your confidence. Center fielder Dave Oliva received the Suns achievement award. The laurel is be-stowed by each NY-P manager to a player on his team who he tabs as the one showing the most improvement from season's outset. "I am pleased by the honor," Oliva said.

"I have had to work hard because I be (See Satisfied on Page 4B) 2 The last time the Sixers had a truly dominating rebounder was 1965-68, the Chamberlain years. But i that could change if Philadelphia is successful In convincing the Houston Rockets they are headed for financial ruin if they try to match the offer Malone- accepted from Sixers owner Harold Katz for an estimated $13 million over six years. If Malone does come to Philadelphia, Katz said at -4 a press conference Thursday. "I don't ihint iwt 1 1 I is going to be happy. I think our division is not going to be happy.

In fact, I feel the whole league is not going to be happy. But I did this for our team and the people of Philadelphia, and I made my commitment that I want to win it all." The last time the Sixers had a pair of superstars such as Malone and Julius Erving play together was 1975 through '77, when George McGinnls and Erving (See Malone on Page 2D) i i 4 start Player strike may erase season's Meanwhile in Chicago, NFL Com- Bay, Tim Fox of New England and Herb Orvis and Ed Simonlni of Baltimore have been cut or traded since the end of the 1981 season. The players' main demand is a percentage of the gross revenues. Garvey posed with a pennant bearing the words "55 percent," although he later said, "Fifty-five percent comes out to about $330 million. If the owners want to put something like that into a pot and not call it a percentage, fine.

They can call it anything they want." day during an address to the Sheet Metal Workers International Association. "If things continue this way, it could be after two, three, four games," said Garvey, referring to what he saw as the owners' unwillingness to negotiate. "And if they keep messing around with' the player representatives, It may be a lot sooner than that." Garvey pointed out that five player representatives Benny Ricardo of New Orleans, Dewey Selmon of Tampa NEW YORK (AP) If there Is a strike in the National Football League this season and union- chief Ed Gar-vey believes that it's inevitable It could come as soon as the start of the season Sept. 12. "The way things are going, there's going to be a strike.

There's no ques-tion about it, and I'm not ruling out one before the first game," said Gar-vey, executive director of the National Football League Players Association. Garvey made his comments Thurs mlssioner Pete Rozelle said "there's enough money to be carved up" and that all the two sides to come up with an equitable deal? "Hopefully, there will not ba a jf strike," said Rozelle, who was the featured speaker at the dedication of the George Halas Jr. Sports Center) at Loyola University. "In the case of a strike, the owners, the players and 'the public all would lose." Hayes ruins Sutton's first: B.C. Open leader Brewer starti is an unknown on the PGA tour By The Associated Press Sjportsliee Driver dies Shelly Goudreau, one of North America's leading harness riders, died Thursday in Inglewood, less than a week after he was injured in a race at Hollywood Park.

The 34-year-old Windsor, Ontario, native had been in critical condition in the intensive care unit at Centinella Medical Center since last Friday. Goudreau was injured when a driving line snapped as his horse was approaching the quarter pole in the seventh race and he was thrown to the ground. Ramblings TIP-OFF: The fourth annual Girls Basketball Invitational will be held at the Troy Commons gym tonight at 6:30. Wyalusing meets Towanda In the opener and Troy hosts Northeast Bradford at the 8 p.m. nightcap.

The losers meet in the consolation final Saturday night at 6:30, and the championship tilt is slated for 8. Tickets will be on sale at the door and all NTL passes will be honored at the BEGINS: Coming's Gregg School gym will be available beginning Sept. 9 at 5:30 for jogging. Anyone interested in joining the first 10-week session of the physical fitnessjogging program beginning Sept. 13 must pick up an application at the Corning Glass Works Activities Center, Hudson Shoe Store or the Ingersoll-Rand Communications Office.

The runner must obtain physician's approval and mail the entry form to P.O. Box 1299, Corning, NY, 13820. Applications will be accepted the first week of class, otherwise potential participants must wait until Nov. 29, when the next class SHOW: The Cowanesque Valley Saddle Club will hold a two-day horse show Sept. 11-12 at the show grounds at the junction of Routes 49 and 249 between Knoxville and Westfield, Pa.

For more information, contact Elsie Drake, correspondence secretary of the saddle club. Don Sutton wanted his Ameriban League debut with the Milwaukee Brewers to be a good And it was almost. '7 Von Hayes had other Hdgas, though, as he drilled a three- un homer in the top of the ninth to give the Cleveland Indians a 4-2 victory over Sutton and a double-header split Thursday night. The victory also ended losing streak, which Bad reached eight games, in the Indians' 2-1 loss in the opener. "I know this won't be a said Sutton, a 254-game winner! in the National League who was acquired by Milwaukee on Monday.

"I wanted to show something in-side, and Hayes got right on I 'W I -J I I I 1 i I Sportscasts By MEL REISNER AP Sports Writer ENDICOTT, N.Y. His name is Mike Smith. He's 32 years old, only in his second full year on the tour and 195th on the PGA money list. He's also the first round leader of the $275,000 B.C. Open.

After carding a virtually error-free round of 6-un-der-par 65 Thursday, Smith realized what a victory here could mean an end to the eternal circle of qualifying each week which has kept him down to 14 official starts. But Smith wasn't over confident. "I lost in a playoff last year," he said. "That's really the only time I've been in contention. I birdied the last hole to make the playoff." However, a total of 47 golfers were within five shots of Smith after a day on En-Joie Golf Club layout, and veteran Tom Kite was not impressed with the challenge of making up on the leader.

"It's like biting down on some mud," Kite said af-ter a bogey-5 on No. 18 left him second with Jerry Pate at 4-under-67. "But, no I wasn't thinking about the lead on the last hole. They don't pay on Thursday." Kite, whose $323,076 in 1982 earnings rank him third on the money list, won the B.C. Open in 1978.

Kite and Pate managed to find some breathing room in the pack of 156 pros but not much. Among 15 players clustered at 68 were Gil Morgan and Don Pooley, each a former winner here. Smith's lack of golfing stature is underscored by the fact that he's never finished higher than 15th in a bona fide event. The Magnolia Classic, where he finished second in 1981 and seventh this year, is a satelite tour fixture which counts in money under the PGA's reckoning system, but not as an official championship. Take away Smith's $2,400 payday at Magnolia this year and his 1982 winnings total $3,404.

"Monday qualifying has been tough this year," the soft-spoken Thelma, native said of an eight tournament stretch In which he failed to qualify or was disqualified. "I went almost two months without getting into a tournament and I wasn't playing badly. But I got into the Buick (Open two weeks ago) and played well for the first three rounds." TODAY 5:30 p.m. Australian Rules Football North That's just how the Cleveland rookie who had homered in the Indians' 2-1 loss in the first game i had figured it. "1 was just looking for anything hard inside," Hayes said.

TIGERS 6, ANGELS 3 I While Sutton made his debut in the AL, Aurelio Lopez also made a first pitching appearance, of sorts, when he hurled six innings of, one- hit relief as Detroit topped Califor- nia. Winner Lopez, 2-1, was pitch- ing his first game since being recalled from Detroit's top farm team on Wednesday. WHITE SOX 6, RANGERS 5 Chicago used two-out lightning twice in topping Texas. Har- old Baines cracked a solo homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth as the White Sox tied' Ithe Rangers 5-5. The homer Tas Melbourne vs.

Essendon, 7 College Football Preview, ESPN. 7:30 SportsCenter, ESPN. 7:30 Football '82, ch. HCan. 7:30 Baseball Atlanta Braves vs.

Montreal Fmn rh. 17. 8 CFL Football British Columbia Lions vs. Ottawa Rough Riders, ESPN. 8 Football New York Giants vs.

Miami Dolphins, ens. 2-3-8-18-28-40. 8 Baseball Cincinnati Reds vs. New York Mets, ch. 9NYC, WFLR-FM Radio 8 Football Syracuse U.

vs. Rutgers, WELM Radio innacohoiiNew York Yankees vs. Kansas City Royals, ch. 11, WAVR Radio, WCLI Radio Baines' 20th of the season. Then, with two outs in the bottom of the 10th, Mike Squires doubled off Texas starter Steve Comer, 1-5.

Vance Law then greeted reliever Danny Darwin with a ground-rule double down the right-field line for the game-winning hit. 10 Baseball Chicago Cubs vs. ban uiego raoxes, ch. 9Chi. 11-SportsCenter, ESPN.

11:30 Tennis U.S. open wigniignis, ens. 10Alt-12-22. B.C. Open leader Mark Smith watches birdie putt.

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