Quad-City Times from Davenport, Iowa on May 12, 1990 · 26
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Saturday, May 12, 1990
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QUAD-CITY TIMES Saturday, May 12, 1990 SPORTS In Brief Couples remains in lead of the THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ' Gale-force winds subsided somewhat and scores improved, but icu oupies remained ine only man under par at the halfway point of the Memorial tournament. "TV, .., .. j t. . , iiiv.iv was some wiuu anu u little, stop, blow a little and it was a little warmer, a lot more playable," said Couples, whose boeev-boeev finish on Frirtav dmnncH him to a 74 and a one-shot lead over Don Poo-ley. Couples, who t v x year, unisnea two rounas over Jack Nicklaus ' V Muirfield Village Golf Club course in 143, one .V V under par. He said that one under might be good enough to win the tournament if weather continues to be Couples davs. Pooley, who i f-tiH o 7 1 r-.' i 1 ofci-u a 1 1 uu rnuay anu was secona aione at par 144. Jay Delsing, a journeyman who has yet to win in six seasons on tUa .U : I 1 . t r . . iuui, wd uniu aione at Golf MOCHRIE LEADS: Dottie nom a snouioer injury witn a 5-under-par 67 that gave her a two-shot lead after the ooenine round nf thp I PC Procter n,; 1 ve spent a good deal of time in rehab, so I'm thrilled with today," said Mochrie, who returned to the tour last week after being 31UV11HCU since cany pni. Mochrie got all five of her birdies on the back nine of Greenbrier Country Club's 6,275-yard layout. Following her bogey-free round, Mochrie's closest pursuers were Rosie Jones, Kathy Gua-dagnino and Dee Dee Lasker. OWENS TOPS SENIORS: Charles Owens overcame blustery conditions to shoot a 5-under-par 67 and take the first-round lead in the Southwestern Bell Classic. Owens held a three-stroke lead over Terry Dill and put himself in a position to become the first player to win a Senior PGA tournament and the Classics portion of the event. The Classics is for players 60 and older and winds up after two rounds. Don Januarv led a ernnn nf fivp nlavprc at 71 A,va u;n k second-leading money winner this iwu uuicis. rtinuiu rainier nnisned at D-over alter playing the front side in even par. Tennis SABATINI WHIPS CAPRIATI: Gabriela Sabatini gave Jen- mici apnau a lennis lesson in tne tirst set, then fought off a late charge by the 14-year-old American to post a 6-2, 7-5 victory in the auarterfinals of the Ital ian Onpn Joining Sabatini in the semifinals lamuva, jiu. i. muuiLa oeies ana rso. i i neien Keiesi. Navratilova trounced sixth-seeded Conchita Martinez of Spain 6-2, 6-0, Seles beat No. 5 Manuela Maleeva of Bulgaria 6-0, 6-2 and Kelesi beat No. 13 Catarina I i , Capriati lost to Sabatini for the BECKER ROLLS: Boris Becker, the fans' favorite, led the way into the semifinals of the German Open, and three Americans were ousted, including second-seeded Andre Agassi. Becker SWent nast Ummv Ariac fi.l u.Kilo Anc; ..,., - - - ---- ---j by Magnus Gustafsson of Sweden in maim. Agassi, trailing 7-6. 4-4 when thp saved a match ooint in the 10th pamp nf thp r - o was men ueaien -o, -o oy tne ntn NFL PATRIOTS SIGNINOS: Thp N signed quarterback Marc Wilson and Both were veteran free agents. Wilson. 33. ioined the Patriots as aiter SDenaine eieht vears with thp w - - Angeles. He is expected to compete starting job. In five eames last season, four of 75 of 150 passes for 1,006 vards. three touchdown anH thrpp in terceptions. Dawson, who has snent all ninp , ' 1 tnots, is known more as a blocker Season, he had 12 catches for 101 caught 1 1 7 passes in his NFL career. f la vtKb t CJNU: A federal judge m Baltimore found three management trustees of the NFI . nla breaching their duties in connection to make nearly $18 million in payments to the NFL Players Pension Fund. Judge Joserjh C. Howard on ThnrsHav ritprl liWp frr ages Phoenix owner Bill Bidwill, Minnesota general manager Mike ynn auu luiinci icw i viK jeis presiaent Jim Nensii. Howard said thev did not use indenendpnt mimcpl in "thp inctinntinn their options in the face of an obvious College basketball MONROE TO STAY AT N.C. STATF- averaged 23.3 points a game to lead North Carolina State last season, has decided to remain with the Wolfpack for his senior year, forgoing the National Basketball Association draft. "After discussing it with mv mother anH fathpr r thonoht it kc w j - VMVUgllli 1 1 UVJl to stay at State, . Monroe said Thursday in a telephone interview from his home in Hagerstown. Md. 'T m nn mnr;p to oraHnatp next year, and the degree comes first." Boxing PRYOR'S VISON POOR: Aa rnrl Prvrr rnn't pvpii cpp th Wn E on an eye chart out his visually impaired left eye and should not be allowed tO box again, the eonsnltino onhthnlmolnoic tn thn - i ' New Jersey boxing commission. ur. uavid bmith said he examined Pryor in February and that without corrective lenses the vision in the former junior welterweight champion's left eye was about 20-400. It improved to 20-70 with corrective contact lenses that cannot be worn in the ring, Smith said in a telephone interview from his Absecon office. College football STAGG BOWL TO CHANGE SITES: The Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl, which determines the NCAA Division III national football champion each year, will be played at Bradcnton, Fla. Manatee High School's Hawkins Stadium in ! 990 and 1991. The move to Bradcnton ends a long stay in Phcnix City, Ala., site of the game 1 5 of the last 1 7 years. The NCAA solicits bids for the title game every two years. Hawkins Stadium se.'Js 6,500 and can be expanded to 8,07. Tft! 1 990 game will be televised by ESPN. f Memorial seemea to oe gusty blow a won at Los Angeles earlier this the factor it was the first two won the Memorial in 1 987, man- i i ... ihd altera round ot par II. Mochrie continued her comeback year, was at even par along with were top-seeded Martina Nav- u it j r, second time since turning pro in "iin- -V5asai was UpSCl a rain-interrupted third-round matrh 'v jwviiu jvi a iiuaj, uui - seeded Swede. FnoianH Potrinfo , tight end Lin Dawson to two- a frpp "- wviuiv ovarii Rnirfprc in OqUqoH a t -..v.. .i, vuiUUUU UUU J-3 with Steve Grogan for the thpm stnrtc wiicnn inniaf of h! mfi i i. m-i jvujv i u rviLii 111 i a." than a receiver. In 1 6 games last varrk anH no toiiVirlrt,.,nc Ua'c with thp rhih Au,nrc' r-,;i,,ra conflict of interest." D umiijiwiujji I J lllv Chicago utiust Blackhawks need win to force a familiar seventh game CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Blackhawks need to beat the Edmonton Oilers Saturday night to put themselves in a familiar position: the seventh game of a Stanley Cup series. The Oilers beat the Blackhawks 4-3 Thursday night at Edmonton for a 3-2 lead in the best-of-7 Campbell Conference final. The Hawks went to seventh games in their first-round and second-round series victories over the Minnesota North Stars and the St. Louis Blues. However, both those games were played at home. If this series goes the limit, the deciding game will be at Edmonton Monday. In all but one of the five games, the Blackhawks fell behind. The Oilers took a 3-0 lead in Game 1 and went on to win 5-2. Chicago gained a 2-0 lead in Game 2 and won 4-3. In the third game, an exception to the pattern, the Oilers scored first but lost 5-1. In Game 4, Edmonton opened a 2-0 lead and won 4-2. Thursday, the Blackhawks rallied from a 3-1 deficit to tie the score, before losing. New Quad-City Angel likes relief role 0-C Ditcher Mike Hook enjoys being the squad's stopper When the phone rang, Mike Hook answered the call. And so far this season, he's been answering the call as one of the bullpen aces for the Quad-City Angels. Hook has struck out 26 of the 43 batters he's faced this season. walking just four while building a z-i recora. Released by the Yankees organization on March 19, all it took was a phone call from a former high school teammate, Quad-Cities catcher Jeff Gay, and Hook's bag was packed for spring training again. "I had been sitting around home for a week wondering which direction I should go; whether I should pack it up; and Jeff called," Hook said. "He talked with the Angels and they brought me out the next day for a tryout. Things worked out," he added. A second round draft pick of the Houston Astros in 1986, Hook went through an injury-filled first year of professional baseball after a successful high school career in Santee, Calif., a suburb of San Diego. He eventually spent the past two years with the Yankees organization in Fort Lauderdale and after struggling as a starter last season, was moved to the bullpen. "I didn't always have good stuff but I learned how to pitch my first year in Fort Lauderdale," he said. "I wasn't just throwing the ball anymore. Last year was a struggle. I had to adjust to being a reliever." The adjustments were more mental than physical. "As a reliever, you never know when you're going to pitch. I might throw tonight and I might not. You have to learn to ahle to turn your emotions on and off," Hook said. "You can't get too ex cited or too depressed. "If you have a bad outine. you might sit for a couple of days but unlike a starter, if vou have a bad outing, you don't have to wait five days," he added. Quad-Cities Manager Don Long is hoping that he doesn't see many bad outings from the 20-year old left-hander. "He's worked hard and we're still trying to make a few small adjustments in his deliverv." Long said. "But his arm is good and he's shown us a good fastball. His command has been a little inconsistent at times but that will take care of itself when we he's out there more." Hook wants to make of his chances during his first season with the Angels organization. 'I m iust trving to make the most of the onnortunities I'm given," Hook said. "As a reliever, you never know when you're going to get a chance so I want to make sure that I can get whatever I can every time out." On the road again The Ouad-Citv Anecls heein their longest road trip of the season on Sunday with a single game at Clinton. , Before the Angels return "When you get behind early, you've got to work extra hard to get back," said defenseman Trent Yawney, one of the few Blackhawks who earned praise from Coach Mike Keenan following Thursday's loss. "In the last half of the game, we took the play to them, but Bill Ranford came up with some big saves." Defenseman Doug Wilson said, "We've been getting behind the eight-ball since the opening series of the playoffs. We haven't quit yet and we're not going to quit on Saturday." Defenseman Steve Konroyd said the Chicago game plan was to forecheck hard to provide offensive chances and shut down the Edmonton attack. "We have to get our guys in there banging," he said. Bob Murray said the Hawks were fighting back for most of Game 5. "When you put yourself in that kind of a deficit, it's tough to win," he said. "We need to come out of the gate a lot quicker."' Edmonton's Craig MacTavish said he expects the Blackhawks to get off to a much better start now that they're back in raucous Chicago Stadium. "They're going to come out hard," he said. "They're hungry. Steve Batterson Midwest League home on May 22 to face Wausau, the Quad-Cities will have 11 games under its belt in nine days including back-to-back double-headers in South Bend on May 20-21. Manager Don Long wants his team to stay focussed what looks like a close first half race in the Midwest League Southern Division. "We're not going to separate this as being any more important Weight Control... We Can Help! Call 355-0683 9 Til icotts The Green Thumbers 3030 Brady St., Davenport, IA 5112 Grandview, Muscatine, I A Scott County Seed Village Shopping Center Davenport, IA 1805 52nd Ave., Moline, IL Will tO z ' '""'"if . - it 4 ! (if ii " tess: t. y j y - - -sA 4 - 9 till ' S s 1, w m- "''iiw- .Hji ASSOCIATED PRESS Edmonton Oilers defenseman Reljo Ruotsalalnen and Chicago Blackhawks center Jeremy Roenlck check each other on the boards during Thursday's game. than any other week, at home or away," Long said. "We're trying to work towards getting better each time out and develop the consistency it takes to win." Long's Angels are among four teams within five games of division-leading Cedar Rapids. "Cedar Rapids has gotten off to the best start. They've established themselves as the most consistent team in the division but with all of the doubleheaders we all have, things can change pretty quickly," he said. Helping hand Today's 7:30 p.m. game at John O'Donnell Stadium between the Angels and Burlington is a benefit for local food pantries Fans will receive free general admission to the game by donating three canned food items at the gate. 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"Throughout baseball, more clubs are trying different ways to give something back to their communities," he said. "We're in business here because the Quad-Cities has been good to us and this is our way of helping out." The Angels also plan to host a blood drive later in the summer. Looking for some hits Clinton Giants Manager Jack Mull's pitching staff has been getting job done. With a team earned run average of 3.04, Mull is getting everything he wants out of his pitchers but he is still waiting for the Giants' offense to kick into gear. "Our pitchers have been doing the job," Mull said. "We just have hit to our potential yet. If we can get the weather to cooperate and get into a consistent routine of playing, I'm sure we'll come around and get the bats going. That's been a little frustrating this spring, though." QUAD CITY HYPNOSIS CENTER Male & Female Hypnotherapist Day & Eve. 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