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THE SALINA JOURNAL SPORTS SATURDAY, MAY 10, 1997 C3 T MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL T PRO BASKETBALL MLB standings Baltimore NewYork Toronto Boston Detroit AMERICAN LEAGUE East Dlvlnlon W L Pel GB 22 19 17 15 13 .688 .5*3 .531 .455 .382 5 7VS 10 Central Division W L Pel GB Milwaukee 16 14 .533 — Cleveland 17 15 .531 — Kansas City 17 15 .531 — Minnesota 14 21 .400 4V4 Chicago 12 19 .387 4% West Division W L Pet. GB Seattle 20 13 .606 — Texas 17 14 .548 2 Ananelm 14 17 .452 5 Oakland 15 20 .429 6 Thursday's results Kansas City 4. Detroit 0 Toronto 4, Cleveland 3 NY Yankees 5, Texas 4 Minnesota 10, Boston 7 Baltimore 13, Seattle 3 Chicago White Sox 10, Oakland 6 Friday's results Texas 5, Boston 1 Cleveland 5, Detroit 0 Seattle 8, Baltimore 2 Toronto 4, Minnesota 1 Milwaukee 5, Anaheim 4 Chicago White Sox 3, Oakland 2, 10 innings Kansas City 7, NY Yankees 5, 12 innings Saturday's games Cleveland (Colon 0-1) at Detroit (Ollvares 12), 12:05 p.m. Texas (Alberro 0-0) at Boston (Hammond 11), 12:05 p.m. Kansas City (Appier 4-1) at NY Yankees (Mendoza 1-1), 12:35 p.m. . Seattle (Fassero 4-1) at Baltimore (Kamie- nlecki 2-1), 12:35 p.m. Anaheim (Dickson 5-1) at Milwaukee (Karl 15), 1:05 p.m. . Oakland (Telgheder 0-2) at Chicago White Sox (Drabek 2-3), 6:05 p.m. Toronto (Clemens 5-0) al Minnesota (Aldred 1-4), 7:05 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pet GB Atlanta 23 11 .676 — Florida 19 15 .559 4 Montreal 17 14 .548 4Vi New York 17 16 .486 6% Philadelphia 11 22 .333 11% Centre! Division W L Pet GB Pittsburgh 19 15 .559 — Houston 19 16 .543 14 St. Louis 16 18 .471 3 ' Cincinnati 10 22 .313 8 . Chicago 9 23 .281 9 West Division W L Pet GB Colorado 21 12 .638 — San Francisco 19 12 .613 1 Los Angeles 18 13 .581 2 San Diego 12 19 .387 8 Thursday's results . Houston 4, NY Mets 2 ' St. Louis 6, Philadelphia 2 ' Pittsburgh 10, Colorado 8 Chicago Cubs 6, San Diego 2 Florida 5, Atlanta 1 Friday'* results Philadelphia 3, Colorado 1 Pittsburgh 9, Atlanta 0 Florida 3, Houston 2 NY Mels 10. St. Louis 3 Montreal at Los Angeles, (n) Cincinnati at San Diego, (n) Chicago Cubs at San Francisco, (n) Saturday'* games Chicago Cubs (Telemaco 0-1) at San Fran Cisco (Rueler 1-0), 3:05 p.m. Colorado (Ritz 3-4) at Philadelphia (M.Leile 3-3), 6:05 p.m. Houston (Holt 3-3) at Florida (Helling 1-1) 6:05 p.m. Atlanta (Neagle 54) at Pittsburgh (LJeber 1 3), 6:05 p.m. . NY Mets (B.Jones 5-2) al St. Louis (AI.Benei 3-3), 7:05 p.m. ' Montreal (Bullinger 2-4) at Los Angeles (Park 2-1). 9:05 p.m. Cincinnati (Morgan 0-3) at San Diego (Hitch cock 2-3), 9:05 p.m. American League ROYALS 7, YANKEES 5 KANSAS CITY NEW YORK abrhbl abrhb Oflrmn 2b 5100 Raines If 6330 JBellss 5110 Jeterss 6122 Klnglb 6224 BeWmscf 5 0 1 CDavis dh 5012 TMrtnz 1b 402 VMo rf 3000 Relderdh 4000 Damon If 3010 PKelly dh 0000 Dye II 5010 O'Neill dh 2010 Pquette 3b 3000 Whiten rf 4000 Cooper* 2010 Hayes 3b 4110 MiSwy c 3010 Duncan 2b 301 Roberts ph 1000 Sojo2b 1 00 Spehrc 0100 Boggs3b 200 . TGdwind 4210 Glrardlc 6010 DHwrd d 0000 Totals 45796 Total! 47 512 5 KanusCtty 000 003 020 002— ' NewYork 101 100 200 000-C E— King (3), Jeter (4), Hayes (4). LOB— Kansas CHy 7, New York 13. 2B-Klng (8), Dy (3), TGoodwin (3), Raines (6), BeWllllams (14 Duncan (5). 3B— TMartlnez (1). HR— King (5 Jeter (4). S&- BeWllliams (4), Hayes (1). S— DHoward, Whiten. IP H HER BB SO Kansas City Rusch 62-3 8 5 5 1 JWalker 1 1-3 1 0 0 2 JMonlgomery 1 0000 tehardo 1 20012 IVerosW,2-0 2 1 0 0 ? 2 NewYork nRogers 71-34 4 3 2 6 kelson 12-3 2 1 1 0 2 oohrlngerL.1-2 2232023 llanton 1-30 0 0 0 0 JWalker pitched to 1 batter In Ihe 9th. Umpires—Home, Rellly: First, Young: Sec- nd, Garcia; Third. Ford. T--f:33. A—20,098 (57,545). INDIANS 5, TIGERS 0 LEVELAND DETROIT nbrhbl abrhbl Grssomd 5000 BLHntrd 4000 Tmdz 2b 4000 Hggnsn if 3010 Thome 1b 3120 FrymnSb 4000 MaWm3b 4112 ToCIrk 1b 4000 usfce If 4121 Pride tf 4000 uFrcodh 4010 Hmelindh 4010 Giles rf 3110 Csnova c 3020 SAImr c 3100 JoReed 2b 4020 iflzquel ss 4010 DCruz ss 2010 Mimes ph 1000 Easley ss 1000 otalt 34 5 8 3 Totals 34 0 7 0 Cleveland 010 002 200—5 Detroit 000 000 000—0 E—TFemandez (3), ToClark (2). DP—Detroit . LOB—Cleveland 5, Detroit 9. 2B—Thome 7). DCruz (9). HR—MaWilliams (8), Justice 12). SB—Giles (1), Hlgglnson (3). CS— JuFranco (2), Casanova (1). IP H RER BB SO Cleveland NagyW,5-2 9 7 0 0 2 11 Detroit Sager L,2-2 JCummlngs 5 1 1-3 2-3 1 1 toll KMyers Brocall Umpires—Home, Hendry; Flrsl, Hirschbeck; Second, O'Nora; Third, McKean. T—2:49. A—20,393 (52,416). RANGERS 5, RED SOX 1 TEXAS BOSTON abrhbl abrhbl Buford cf 4000 Grcprr ss 4000 IRdrgzc 4110 Crderolf 4000 Greerrl 4111 MVghn 1b 4000 JuGnlz dh 5221 Jffrson dh 4120 WCIarklb 4031 NhtlngSb 4000 PalmerSb 5011 O'Lryrl 3000 LStvns tl 4000 JhValtn 2b 3011 Dvraux rl 1000 Hslman c 2010 BRipkn 2b 4120 Bragg cf 3010 Gil ss 3000 Totill 38 510 4 Total! 31 1 5 1 Tsui 000 040 100-5 Boston 010 000 000—1 E-JhValentin 2 (5). DP—Texas 1. LOB— Texas 11, Boston 4.2B—Palmer (7), Jefferson (3). SB—Buford (10). IP H RER BB SO Ts«ss W!ttW,6-0 9 51116 Boston WasdinL,0-1 42-3 7 4 4 3 3 Lacy 21-3 2 1 0 1 1 Garces 1 00011 Slocumb 1 10002 WP—Witt, Wasdln. Umpires—Home, Craft; First, Merlwether; Second, Evans; Third, McCoy. T—2:44. A—23,514 (33,925). MARINERS 8, ORIOLES 2 SEATTLE BALTIMORE abrhbl 5351 ByAdsn cf 3210 RboulelZb 3124 RPmro 1b 5121 Incvgladh 4000 CRIpkn 3b 4000 Surhotf If 5120 Holies c 5011 Hmnds rf 5011 Bordick ss 398146 ToUli Cora2b ARdrgz ss GrfyJrcf EMrtnzdti Buhner if Srranlo 1b RDavls3b Duceylt Mrzanoc Totsls Seattle Baltimore •brhbl 3010 4000 4010 4000 4120 4121 2000 3011 3000 31 2 72 210 301 001—« 000 010 100—2 DP—Seattle 3, Baltimore 1. LOB—Seattle 10, Baltimore 4. 28—Cora (7), ARodriguez (11), EMartlnez (10), Hammonds (3). HR—Cora (2), Griffey Jr (15), Surhotf (2). SB—Cora (2), RDavIs (4), Ducey (1). CS—ByAnderspn (4). SF—Griffey Jr. IP H RER BB SO Seattle MoyerW,2-0 61-3 6 2 2 0 8 SSanders 2-300000 McCarthy 1 00011 Ayala 1 10001 BatUmora CopplngerL,1-1 3 85534 Rhodes 21-3 3 2 2 0 2 MUohnson 31-3 3 1 1 1 3 Boskle 1-300001 Copplnger pitched to 2 batters In the 4th. HBP—by MUohnson (ARodriguez), b) SSanders (Holies). Umpires—Home, Scott; First, Phillips; Second, Roe; Third, Merrill. T—3:11. A—47,257(48,262). BLUE JAYS 4, TWINS 1 TORONTO MINNESOTA •brhbl 4000 Knbldi 2b 4011 Breda rf 4000 4220 3100 4011 4011 4110 3020 34 4 8 3 Totals 020 001 Nixon cf Britoss Merced rf Carter dh Sprgue3b CDkjdolb Sntlago c SGreen tf CGrcla 2b Totals Toronto Minnesota Molltordh Uwtonll Stnbchc Becker cf Clbmn 1b TWalkr3b •brhbl 3010 4010 4010 4000 4100 4010 4011 3000 3010 331 61 100—4 000 100 000—1 E-CDelgado (1), Brede (2), TWalker (2) DP—Toronto 1, Minnesota 2. LOB—Toronto 6 Minnesota 6. SB-SGreen (2), Molitor (1). S- CGarcia. IP H RER BB SO Toronto ontgenW,3-1 8 61015 mllnS.3 1 00001 Minnesota RdrgzL,1-3 61-3 6 4 2 1 2 ombley 22-3 2 0 0 0 3 HBP—by FRodriguez (Sprague). PB—Steinach. Umpires—Home. Coble; First, McClelland; econd, Culbreth; Third. Cederstrom. T—2:48. A—13.277(55.883). BREWERS 5, ANGELS 4 NAHEIM MILWAUKEE •brhbl abrhbl rstad 1b 5111 GeWms cf 4011 dmndcf 4010 CirllloSb 3100 ollirts 3b 5010 Nilsson dh 4111 eyritzc 5 1 2 1 Jahalb 3001 almon rf 5121 Bumltz If 3000 Andsn If 3130 Mleske d 4220 Mrry dh 3000 JsValln ss 3121 Pmro dh 0000 Loretta 2b 3021 Iicea2b 4020 Mlhenyc 3000 IScna ss 4000 otllt 38 4 12 3 Totill 30 5 8 5 nahelm 100 100 020-4 Milwaukee 200 100 20x—5 DP—Milwaukee 1. LOB—Anaheim 10, Mil- vaukee 4. 2B—Edmonds (8), Salmon (6), GAnderson (3), Nilsson (8), Mleske (6), Js- alenlln (2). HR—Erstad (2), Leyrltz (5), ialmon (5). CS-JaValentin (1). IP Anahalm Hasegawa 1,1-2 6 leLucIa 1 dcElroy 1 Mllwiukm Eldred W.4-3 7 Wickman 1 DoJones SJ 1 H RER BB SO Hasegawa pitched to 2 batters in the 7th. WP—Eldred, Wickman. PB—Leyrltz, Mathey- Umpires—Home, Welke; First, Kaiser; Sec- snd, Brlnkman; Third, Cousins. T—3:00. A—12,135 (53,192). WHITE SOX 3, ATHLETICS 2 OAKLAND CHICAGO abrhbl abrhbl Mshorecf 4100 Phillips3b 5000 ilambl If 5020 Drham 2b 5000 EnYng cf 0000 FThms 1b 4120 Cnseco rl 5011 Belle ft 4020 McGwrtb 5000 Balnesdh 3121 Berroa dh 5010 NMartn dh 2110 Spiszlo 2b 4131 LMoutn rl 5020 irosius3b 2000 DaMtnzcf 4011 Mayne c 2000 Pena c 2011 GoWmsc 1000 Kreuterc 1000 Batista ss 2000 OGulln ss 4000 Mgdan 3b 1000 Total! 36 2 7 2 Totall 39 311 3 Oakland 001 000 010 0-2 Chicago 000 002 000 1—3 Two outs when winning run scored. E—Magadan (1), Durham (4). DP—Oakland 1, Chicago 1. LOB—Oakland 9, Chicago 11. 2B—Splezio (12), Balnes (2). 3B—Belle (1). HR—Splezlo (5). CS—Broslus (2), LMouton (2). IP H RER BB SO Oakland Prleto 7 92226 Groom 1-300000 ASmall 1,4-1 21-3 2 1 0 2 1 Chicago Navarro 7 61149 Levlno 1-300001 TCastlllo 2-311110 RHmdzW,2-1 2 00002 Prleto pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. WP—Prleto. PB—Pena 2. Umpires—Home, Bamett; First, Kosc; Second, Clark; Third, Morrison. T—3:32. A—16,295 (44,321). National League PHILLIES 3, ROCKIES 1 COLORADO PHILADELPHIA abrhbl 4020 Jfleriestf 4000 2111 4000 3010 4000 2000 1000 3010 2000 1000 •brhbl 4000 4010 4110 4010 0000 3100 4 1 2 2000 3021 2000 1000 0000 0000 Totill 30 1 5 1 Totals 31 3 7 3 Colorado 000 001 000—1 Philadelphia 000 300 00* LOB—Colorado 8, Philadelphia 6.2B—EcY oung (13), Morandlnl (6), Brogna (14). HR— LWalker (13). SB—Sleeker (2). CS—Manwar ing (2). S—RBailey. EcYng 2b Burks cf LWalkrrf Bchettelf Glrrga 1b Castilla 3b Mnwmc Vn Wai ph Weiss ss R Bally p JeReed ph Mmdnl2b Rolen 3b Daulton rf BttaHcop Lbrlhalc Brogna 1b Mageecf Stocker ss Maduro p KJordn ph Ryanp DeMayrf 30 1 5 1 Totals IP H RER BB SO Colorado RBailey 1,4-2 8 7332 Philadelphia Maduro W.3-3 7 2114 Ryan 1 1000 BottallcoS,7 1 2000 HBP—by Maduro (LWalker). Umpires—Home, Hernandez; First, Ra puano; Second, Danley; Third, Davis. T—2:17. A—13,569(62,586). METS 10, CARDINALS 3 NEWYORK ST. LOUIS abrhbl abrhbl Biesercf 3101 DeShld2b 40 1 AHonzo3b 5320 OYnglb 4 1 1 Olerudlb 3211 Lnkfrdcf 4020 Hndloyc 4123 Gantlf 400 Gilkey If 5033 Mabry rf 411 Baerga 2b 5010 GaerS 3b 402 Huskeyrf 3111 LmpKInc 400 )choa rl 1110 Clayton ss 3121 rdnez ss 3000 Sttlmyr p 1000 Clark p 2000 MkSwy ph 1000 Frco ph 1000 Fossas p 0000 cMhl p 0000 Blchlor p 0000 verett ph 0100 McQrw p 0000 swda p 0000 Shaffer ph 1000 otnlj 351011 9 Totals 34 3 9 3 NewYork 000 300 124—10 tLoul« 110 010 000— 3 E—DYoung (7), Lankford (3). LOB—New ork 5, St. Louis 6. 2B—Alfonzo (7). Hundley 6), Gilkey (5), Ochoa (3), DeShlelds (4). Lank- ord (6), Gaeftl (5). Clayton (13). 3B—Gilkey 1). HR—Huskey (5), DYoung (2). SB—Baerga (1). CS—Bloser (1), Atfonzo (1). S—Bleser, >donez, Stottlemyro. SF—Hundley, Clayton. Hardaway scores 34 as Heat win, even series IP H RER BB SO New York (Clark W.4-2 ilcMlchael lashlwada SI. Loul> Stflmyr L, 1 -2 1-3 1 latchelor *X3raw 2-310010 Fossas pitched to 3 batters In the 8th. HBP—by Stottlemyre (Olorud). Balk—Batch- tor. Umpires—Home, West; First, Winters; Sec- )nd, Layne; Third, Runge. T—2:48. A—32,054 (49,676). PIRATES 9, BRAVES 0 ATLANTA PITTSBURGH ibrhbl abrhbl Lofton cf 3020 Wmack 2b 5230 Clontzp 0000 Atewrtd 4112 uckerrf 2000 AMartnlf 5031 ChJnesSb 4000 KYng 1b 3221 McGrff 1b 4010 Elsler ss 4001 Klesko If 4020 Kendall c 2200 JLopez c 3000 JQIIen rf 3123 Blauserss 3010 Randa3b 4110 Blllard ss 1000 FCrdva p 4000 Qrffnno 2b 3010 Wade p 2000 imbre p 0000 Lckhrlph 1000 AJones cf 0000 Totals 30 0 7 0 Totals 34 912 B Atlanta 000 000 000-0 Pltttburgh 021 210 03x—9 E—Clontz (2), ChJones (3), JLopez (4), Randa (8). DP—Pittsburgh 2. LOB—Atlanta 7, Pittsburgh 6.2B-Klesko 2 (6), Allensworth (7), KYoung (2), Randa (6). HR-JGulllen (4). SB—KYoung (3). CS—Lofton 2 (9). S—Allensworth. SF—KYoung, Elster, JGuillen. IP H RER BB SO Atlanta WadeL.1-2 6 76324 Embree 1 10002 Clontz 1 43000 Plttiburgh FCordovaW.2-3 9 70046 HBP—by Wade (Kendall). Umpires—Home, Bell; Rrst, Rleker; Second, Bucknon Third, Montague. T—2:29. A—18,006(47,972). HOUSTON MARLINS 3, ASTROS 2 FLORIDA abrhbl 3010 5010 4000 5021 2200 2011 0000 3010 0000 4000 2011 1000 0000 0000 1100 3237 3 101 000 000—2 010 000 011-3 One out when winning run scored. Berry reached first on catcher's Interference. E-Sggto (5), Bogar (2), Zaun 2 (3). DP-Houston 1, Florida 1. LOB-Houston 9, Florida 12. 2B-Begwe! (8), LGonzaJez (8), Bonia (9). S&- Bkjgk) 2 (5), MHard (1), Atou (3). S-MMard. Bkjglo2b DeBellcf BgwelMb LGnzIz If Berry 31) Bogar 3b Abreurf Esebloc Uslachss Kltep Hudek p Spiers ph JMoutnpr Li map Totali Houiton Florida abrhbl 4120 5000 4110 2022 2000 0000 4010 4000 3000 3000 0000 1010 0000 0000 Mlliard 2b Rnterla ss Esnrtch It Shlfleld rf Aloud Bonllla 3b Wehnerlf Conine 1b Nenp Zaunc KJBwnp Cngtoslph Powell p FHrdlap AArlas3b 32 2 7 2 Total! IP H RER BB SO Ex-manager Wathan lending rare perspective to Royals' broadcasts Guard's basket with 50 seconds remaining puts Miami ahead to stay By The Associated Press MIAMI — Tim Hardaway scored a team playoff record 34 points, including a running jumper in the lane with 50 seconds left to put Miami ahead for good, and the Heat beat the New York Knicks 88-84 Friday night to even their second- round series 1-1. After Hardaway gave Miami an 85-84 lead, New York's Chris Childs missed a driving shot in the lane. The Knicks then opted not to foul, and Jamal Mashburn was left wide open for a 3- pointer with 2.9 seconds to go that sealed the victory. The Eastern Conference semifinal series moves to Madison Square Garden for games Sunday and Monday. Hardaway came into the game shooting just 32 percent in the playoffs, but went ll-for-24 and 5- for-8 from 3-point range. His point total was a personal playoff best. Alonzo Mourning had 24 points and 13 rebounds for Miami before fouling out with 1:29 left. Patrick Ewing, who shot just 3- for-15, broke New York out of an 0- for-14 fourth quarter drought by scoring on three consecutive possessions to reduce Miami's lead to 83-82. After Mourning fouled out, Allan Houston scored to give the Knicks their first lead of the quarter, 84-83, with 1:13 left. Houston led the Knicks with 19 points. Ewing scored 17 but also sat out 15 minutes because of foul trouble. Teammate Larry Johnson sat out 16 minutes because of foul trouble. Miami led 79-72 midway through the final period, but the Heat failed to pull further ahead as the Knicks missed all their shots until Ewing scored with 4:15 left, reducing the The Associated Press New York Knicks guard Allan Houston shoots over Miami Heat forward Jamal Mashburn during the first quarter of Friday's Eastern Conference semifinal. Houiton Kile 7 51154 Hudek 1 11110 UmaL,0-2 1-311010 Florida KJBrown 7 5 2 1 3 10 Powell 2-300010 FHeredia 1-300011 NenW,2-1 1 20001 WP—Hudek. Umpires—Home, Quick; Rrst, Reliford; Second, Vanoven Third, DeMuth. T-3:04.A-30,525(41,855). Baseball today By The Auoclitod Pratt Saturday, May 10 SCOREBOARD Toronto at Minnesota (7:05 p.m. COT). Blue Jays starter Roger Clemens (5-0) goes for his sixth straight win when he faces the Twins' Scon Aldred (1-4). STARS Thursday • Andy Pettitte (8-1), Yankees, Joined Jimmy Key as the top winners In the majors In a 5-4 win over the Rangers. • Mike Mussina, Orioles, allowed one earned run and five hits In seven-plus Innings to Improve to 8-1 In 10 career starts against Seattle. • Gary Qaetll, Cardinals, had a three-run double In a four-run sixth inning as St. Louis beat Philadelphia 6-2. • Sammy Sosa, Cubs, went 4-for-S and scored twice In the Chicago Cubs' 6-2 win over San Diego. Malone intends to play better Jazz standout missed 18 of 20 shots in Game 3 loss to Lakers By JOHN NADEL The Associated Press By DOUG TUCKER The Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It's a rare perspective John Wathan brings to his new job with the Kansas City Royals. On the field, he's served the team as a catcher, first baseman and outfielder. In the dugout, he's been a minor league coach, major league coach, minor league manager and major league manager. Now he's the color commentator on Kansas City's radio broadcasts, joining longtime partners Denny Matthews and Fred White and, judging from the listeners, batting way over .300. "There has not been one negative reaction that I know of," said Wathan, who played for the Royals from 1976-85 and managed them from 1987-91. "It's been all positive, in the newspapers, the mail, and the talk shows, I'm glad, because I love it. I'm having a great time." Sports is bristling with once- greats who gravitated to the broadcast booth. Some are very good, many hang on for only a season or two, and many hang on when they probably shouldn't. But not many bring such a wealth of experience to the job as Wathan does. "As a player, it's really hard to be objective about the whole picture because you're so worried about yourself and what you need to do," Wathan said. "As a manager, you probably are a little more savvy because "I'm enjoying the best of both worlds — seeing the games, seeing my old friends and getting to spend time with my boys (Dusty and Derek)." John Wathan former Royals manager and now color commentator on Kansas City's radio broadcasts you're not so worried about your own performance. The thing I think I can bring to the broadcasts is the fact I played and managed both. There aren't a lot of guys doing broadcasts who did both. I also played the infield, outfield and caught. I think I've got a broad view of the game from many different angles." The unique perspective came in handy one night recently when Wathan was explaining why so many players come to the majors with great credentials but never rise to expectations. "There are scouts' players and there are managers' players," he told his audience. "There are some guys who just don't have an instinct for the game. You can't count on them to do the right thing — hit the cutoff man, hit the ball to the opposite field. Scouts file glowing reports on these guys and drool over all their tools. "But when it comes down to winning ballgames, they're not managers' players. You want guys who are capable of doing the things it takes to win." When he's doing a game, he usually gets to Kauffman Stadium about 2:30 or so, just like when he was managing. "There's a lot of preparation. I always looked at all the magazines and all the stats, and preparation is half the battle. And I enjoy talking to the managers and players and getting their insights, things I can use in the broadcast. The preparation and time are not much different from the old days." Perhaps the best thing about his new job is it's only part-time. He's doing 60 games this year, which leaves plenty of time for a couple of promising young players named Derek and Dusty. Dusty, 23, is in the California League in the Seattle Mariners' system and was hitting about .350 last week. A catcher, he also threw out 12 of the first 19 runners. Derek, 20, a sophomore shortstop at Oklahoma, also is hitting well over .300. "When my sons were youngsters, I never got to see them play," Wathan said. "Now, I'm still involved with the game but I don't have to be out every day. It's a grind when you do it for 25 years every single day for seven months. "I'm enjoying the best of both worlds — seeing the games, seeing my old friends and getting to spend time with my boys." margin to 81-78. Hardaway scored Miami's final 13 points in the first half to turn a 37-27 deficit into a 48-42 halftime lead. Each of the Knicks' three front- line starters went to the bench in the second quarter with three fouls. Ewing, Johnson and Charles Oakley sat out the final 3:09 together, and Miami outscored New York 15-5 during that stretch. iIKE Not just a Hobby but a Lifestyle 645 E. Crawford 825-7314 Stylish mil grntfit. Jeans - Shorts & Tees For Guys & Gals HARLEY DAVIDSON OF SALINA 700 N. OHIO 9U-8ZJ-J767 INGLEWOOD, Calif. — Karl Malone remembers the last time he shot as poorly as he did against the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals. It's been a long, long time. "Nine years ago in New Jersey," Malone said Friday — less than 24 hours after he made just two of his 20 field goal attempts as the Utah Jazz lost to the Lakers 104-84. "I was l-for-14." And how did he do in the next game? "I did pretty well," Malone replied. "I don't remember exactly. I got off to a slow start, but I ended up doing pretty well." Thursday night's one-sided loss was Utah's first in the playoffs after five wins and only the second in the last 26 games for the Jazz, who won 19 of 20 games to close the regular season. Nevertheless, Utah held a 2-1 lead over the Lakers in their best- of-7 series heading into Game 4 Saturday at the Forum. "I'm not going to stop shooting now just because I had a terrible game," said Malone, who has made nearly 53 percent of his field-goal attempts in 980 regular- season games during his 12-year career and over 47 percent in 102 playoff games. "I had the shots that I made all year long," he said. "It's one of those things. You don't go out and look for games like that. What do you do? You have games like that. I'm human." When asked if the Lakers' defense caused him problems, Malone replied, "No, no. It was me. I've seen it all throughout my career. It wasn't anything they did. "I'm due to have a bad one. But I'm not due to have two bad ones in a row. I'll just try to go out (today), let it flow. If their game plan is to sit back and.let me shoot them, I'll take them." As a team, the Jazz made only 23 of 80 field goal attempts (28.8 percent). Jeff Hornacek was 9-of-14 — the rest of the team was 14-of-66. And Hornacek was 8-of-9 in the third period. "The only good thing that came out of it, we all had our bad game at the same time," Hornacek said with a smile. CONNECTION Division of USA, Inc. 1915 S.Ohio 825-6247 Shoes Clothing Equipment New 1997 Baseball Equipment Shop & Compare Stop By For Prices Price & Quality On Item Uniforms LAWN-BOY. No Trades At These Prices In Stock Units Only! Power Mulch™ Push Mower I Model 10227 10304 S10422 10518 10547 10590 RM,lNC, $499.95 $609.95 $619.95 $699.95 Sato Ends 5-17-97 Regular SILVER PUSH $289 SILVER SELF-PROPELLED $319.95 GOLD PUSH $399.95 GOLD SELF-PROPELLED GOLD S.P. ELECTRIC START M SERIES MSERIES

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