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6 Cos Ar.flckfl Slimes Part lll-Mon., July 9, 1979 Ashford Wins the Pan-Am 100 Title in Silence Continued from First Page Atwood in the javelin (276-1) Henry Marsh in the steeplechase (8:43.6) and Kathy McMillan in the women's long jump (21-2V4). Walker was the only U.S. entrant. Quentin Wheeler became ill and the rules committee wouldn't allow coach Jim Bush to replace him. Glance, a stocky, 5-7V4 veteran of the 1976 Olympics, says sprint rankings should be based on times, not won -lost records. "Someone can win a lot of races running 10.45 but you really don't know how good he is," he said. "I've been in races where the competition was so strong that I was fifth in 10.17. And I'm trying my best in every meet dual, tri-conference or whatever." If anyone doubts Glance's consistency, just look at the record. He was the NCAA 100 champion in 1976 and 1977, placed third in the same meet in 1978 and 1979, won at the U.S. Olympic trials in '76, was fourth in the Montreal Games, where he ran on a gold medal-winning sprint relay team, and was second in the National AAU meet last month. "I'm not disappointed," Glance said. "In fact, I'm looking forward to running on a winning relay team here. I've had some leg problems a severe spasm that tore some tissues but I'm in good shape now. My confidence came back in the AAU meet." You have the feeling that when the final U.S. Olympic trials are held next June in Eugene, Ore., Glance will make the team. He may not win but he'll probably be among the top three. Consistent. Pan-Am Notes Cuba's Alberto Juantorena was an easy 800 semifinal winner in 1:50.9. He talked to runners down the stretch, as he did in Saturday nights opening heat. The Cuban Horse has had some problems with buttock muscles but he now says that he feels fine. WOODHEAD Continued from First Page maintain form for that long. McCagg swam the best time in the world this year in the 100 freestyle-50.77. Fernando Canales of Puerto Rico thrilled the Crowd with his country's first swimming medal as he finished second in 51.25, while John Newton of Grand Rapids, Mich., was third in 51.45. McCagg also swam the freestyle leg of the 400 medley relay, joining with backstroker Bob Jackson of San Jose, Calif., breaststroker Steve Lundquist of Jonesboro, Ga and butterfly specialist Bob Placak of San Rafael, Calif. The United States team was timed in 3:47.20. Canada took the silver in 3:50.02 and Puerto Rico the bronze in' 354.53. Linehan outdistanced teammate Jennifer Hooker of Mission Viejo, Calif., in 8:39.82. Hooker was almost 11 seconds back. Richard Sandoval of Pomona advanced to the light-flyweight semifinal but Davey Armstrong of Santa Monica became the first United States boxer to lose when he dropped an unpopular decision. Sandoval won a unanimous decision over Eduardo Cruz of Ecuador. The 18-year-old Sandoval was clearly superior and built up points with adept counter-punching. - Armstrong, 23, a member of the 1976 U.S. Olympic team, lost a unanimous decision in the lightweight elimination to Adolfo Horta, sending the Cuban into the semifinals. At 1:08 of the first round, Armstrong dropped Horta but in the second round the Cuban came back strongly. However, in the third, Horta was tiring and Armstrong was clearly superior at the final bell. The capacity crowd of 5,000 at the Trujillo Alto Coliseum booed roundly when the referee raised Horta's hand after the fight. The United States baseball team saw its gold medal chances wiped out Bionic Woman Wins Title Bionic Woman was named champion jumper after winning the $10,000 Santa Anita Jumper competition Sunday, the final event of the Santa Anita National Horse Show. Joe Gilliam Tries Another Comeback PITTSBURGH (-Quarterback Joe Gilliam, launching another comeback, passed for two touchdowns to pace the Baltimore Eagles to a 22-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Colts in semipro football. Gilliam completed 13 of 22 passes for 193 yards in the Saturday night game, which drew about 6,500 spectators to the Keystone Oaks High School Stadium. The former Pittsburgh Steeler, who has undergone drug rehabilitation while on probation in recent years, also attempted a comeback last season with a Pittsburgh-based semipro team. But he quit the team in October in a dispute with the coaches, and was later jailed in Tennessee for alleged parole violation. MBEST LEASE ANYWHERE 4 f 320i 528i 7331 9331 L CHECK OUR RATES . Mom Ray; 21324-eS43 rs. : 3 I r.., j r ..:;a. --mm. f . rf M III - J y -;n friiiitfiiiipi . J. THE CONQUEROR Duncan Atwood of Seattle strikes a triumphant pose after hurling javelin 276-1 to win gold medal in Pan American Games. Atwood is University of Washington graduate. AP Wlrephoto "When I stretch out, I feel like I'm jumping over the moon," he said. Juantorena will be in tonight's 800 final against James Robinson of the U.S., who was responsible for Juantorena's only half-mile defeat last year. Robinson easily qualified for the final with an eased-up 1:48.4 behind Owen Hamilton of Jamaica (1:48.3) . . . Jamaica's Don Quarrie, the former USC sprinter and 1976 Olympic gold medalist in the 200 me WINS HER Cynthia Woodhead when David Rodriguez hit a grand slam and Jesus Feliciano pitched a three-hitter and struck out 12 to lead Puerto Rico to a 4-2 victory. Rodriguez hit his bases-loaded homer in the second inning off starter Scott Gardner of the University of Oklahoma. Gardner allowed four hits and four runs and walked three in 2V6 innings. Rete Sinipoli of Maryland and Mike Madden of Colorado stopped Puerto Rico the rest of the way but the U.S. hitters could not make up the deficit in their second loss in two days. The U.S., which lost to the Dominican Republic Saturday, is 3-2 and behind unbeaten Cuba (6-0) and Puerto Rico. (5-1). The U.S. scored in the sixth on a sacrifice fly by Terry Francona of Arizona and in the eighth when Paul Zuvella of Stanford, the No. 9 hitter, lined a home run into the left-field seats. A second-string U.S. rowing team managed to win only one of the eight rowing medals at stake but the victory came in the eights, the blue-ribbon event of any rowing meet. The top U.S. rowers from Yale and California are competing at Henley-on-Thames, England. In their absence, Cuba took three golds and four bronzes. U.S. won one f CASSETTE TAPE SUNROOF FULL POWER (Lmm Mr mo. tax rad. $1350, max. Kablllly 113.446.76 ( 8ar.M927) Engineer Loudspeaker design Wei respected oompeey new YuAttng nqH queiliy uiomolive speakers seeks "hends-on destpn engewsr'taf w pro duct Hne. Uuet neve mm. S years expar SMBZ 980CI 2-MSZ 4S0SL 7-MSZ 2601 jira SLEr.ions inponTS chasing, buttding. testing, production 4 Iroubie shooting. Oraat opportunity lor eeN(noUvated. rosponeieJs person. Sane "Retort Rann, P.O. Box (114 Fountain Valley, Ca. IZ70t r ters, will compete only in the sprint relay at the Pan-Am Games. Quarrie hurt his neck in a minor auto accident while leaving the National NAU meet last month at Mt. San Antonio College. He said the injury isn't serious but set his training routine back . . . Carl Lewis, the 18-year-old U.S. long jumper from Willingboro, N.J., is the son of a long jumper. His mother competed in the first Pan-Am Games in 1951. FIFTH GOLD gold, three silvers and three bronzes. Rowing almost wasn't contested at the Pan-Am Games this year because organizers didn't have enough money to build a six-lane Olympic rowing canal. But the event was saved by pressing a narrow 2,000-meter canalized stretch of the Rio Grande de Dorado river west of San Juan into service. Only three boats could hit the water at the same time, so finals were run in two part with a "mini-final" to determine places four through six. In the eights, the U.S. led from start to finish to post a time of 5:24.39, comfortably ahead of Canada's 5:31.00 and Cuba's 5:43.09. The American team was composed of Kerry Turner of Alhambra, Calif; David Townsley of Mammoth, Wyo.; Phil Stekl of Middletown, Conn.; Tom Woodman of Newton, Pa.; Walter Lubsen of Alexandria, Va.; Mike Hess, a resident of Delta, British Columbia, Canada; Sean Colgan of Philadelphia; John Ibbetson of Tustin, Calif, and John Chatzky, of Scarsdale, N.Y., the coxswain. In basketball the United States remained undefeated in both the men's and women's tournaments. The men (5-0) put Canada way easily, 97-76. They hit their first five field goal attempts for a 12-6 lead and ran that margin to 31-16 by outscor-ing the Canadians 13-2 in a four-minute stretch. Fiery American coach Bobby Knight, involved hours earlier in another incident, was a model of decorum on the bench. The U.S. men have won 14 straight in the last two Pan Am-Games and are 47-2 overall. Even without top scorer Denise Curry, the U.S. women (3-0) crushed hapless Bolivia, 83-35. Curry, a 6-foot-1 star from UCLA, watched from the bench, nursing a small infection caused by sunburn. Pat Head, the American coach, withheld her as a precautionary measure. Barbara Reinalda of Cerritos, Calif., gave up just two fifth-inning singles to pace the U.S. women's softball team to a 10-0 rout of Bermuda. Reinalda, 22, struck out five and issued no walks in raising the U.S. to a 6-1 record. The Cal Poly Pomona senior helped her own cause when she went 2 for 3 in a 12-hit attack. ft He.) 48 mot. O.E.L Tola! dn. $2462.12. Can. $14,067.21. Not vakM $19,000. Total par paymt Damo. jt-M . 't; ALSO AVAILABLE AT SPECIAL SAVINGS! MBZ4S0SLC 7-MBZ 4S0SIL 2-MSZ 300 DIESEL CPS. 0riii C$iatj'$ It. 1 M$rt$t$$ l$u Dttltr 213623-5000 714833-9300 That Loco Continued from First Page "I didn't really apologize," Knight said. "I said I wouldn't want to go through it all again." One federation official called Knight's ejection-the first for a U.S. coach in Pan-Am or Olympic compe-tition -"a very serious violation," adding that another infraction would get the U.S. expelled from basketball competition. Thursday night, after the 82-78 victory over top contender Brazil had pushed Knight's team a giant step toward a gold medal, he was in fine form analytical, acid, candid, injudicious and occasionally charming. Those who enjoy hating Bobby , Knight from afar are better off if they don't get to know him. After his nondescript team, one of the least known that the United States has fielded internationally, had in successive games beaten its three toughest opponents (Virgin Islands, Cuba and Brazil), Knight blasted his players as immature and lazy. "We're just a very, very immature club that doesn't know what it means to be mentally ready to play," Knight said. "I'm disappointed . . . from a spectator's point of view, the wrong team won. The hustling team, the tough rebounding team was Brazil, not us. "For two days, since we beat Cuba, they've been listening to how good they are and they played like it. They have to learn that we're not down here to play Rosemary and the Seven Dwarfs." Of his 7-4 center, Ralph Sampson, the 18-year-old prodigy who has done little here, Knight finally laid his opinion on the line. "Some of these idiots in the pros are saying he's ready for the NBA. And, of course, all the college coaches who know they can't get him go along with that baloney because it puts more pressure on whatever coach does get him. (He's headed for Virginia.) "Well, Sampson not only isn't ready for the NBA, he isn't even ready for college ball at this point. He'll need all four years. He looks lost on the court against these guys down here. He's not aggressive, he doesn't go after the ball. "He's used to saying 'boo' to high school kids and they stay away from him. These Brazilians don't know him from a tall ladder. They attack him, beat him up, and he's no factor in the game." Of all Knight's eruptions here, he saves his best for the critics back home who have relished hjs ejection and embarrassment. Knight knows that the show of temper that caused the fuss was practically nothing, a mere tiff to which a macho, non-English-speaking referee overreacted judging Knight by his florid face, not his placid words. "That makes me sick, that just nauseates me," Knight said when told that Joe Garagiola had criticized him on a radio show, pointing out that U.S. coaches in international competition are supposed to avoid incidents, not cause them. "Garagiola doesn't know beans. He can . . ." said Knight, enumerating several impossible acts. "I don't need all this. I've won ev- I7570HR12 1570HR13 1850HR13 1W0HK13 18570HM4 19570HR14 2O670HR14 PUNLOP WIDE 70 SERIES HR SPEED RATED TBSS BLACK HI-PERFORMANCE STEEL RADIAL PLY CONSTRUCTION Offer Expires Aug. 9 1135 E. Florence Ave., Inglewood (213) 677-8112 (near Wait Blvd.) ( 1 LOO GAS SAVER TOYOTA COROLLA 4 spd., radio. (Sw.iTE-31628444) 36 mos., O.E.L. Cap cost $3571. Residual at end of lease $2375. Mo. pymt Incl. all cost lie. $70.00. can rrtiirllnn $477.00 ft $150.00 security deposit ft isi iiiu. ivii wwn wotxa. Can Don Carlo LONGO LEASING 10SO1 VaHtv M. 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"Instead, starting May 20, we had six days of trials, then we played in Moses Wins Hurdles in Rain From Rtuttrt GATESHEAD, England-American world record holder and Olympic champion Edwin Moses broke his own United Kingdom record by winning the 400-meter hurdles in 48.43 seconds in the rain Sunday at the Gateshead. International Athletics meet. American Al Oerter, continuing his build-up toward an attempt to win a fifth consecutive Olympic gold medal at Moscow next year, won the discus event with a throw of 195 feet 4 inches, well off his season's best. New Zealand's Rod Dixon, who last week beat Kenyan world record holder Henry Rono, used a last-lap burst to win the 5,000 meters in 13:26.1, just over half a second faster than Britain's Brendan Foster, running in his first major 5,000-meter race of the season. Tanzania's Suleiman Nyambui, fastest in the world this year in the 1,500 meters and 5,000 meters, won the 3,000 meters in 7:50.9. 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" So there is the Knight conundrum in a nutshell. He is, in one sense, the final product of an American college sports system that grades high school seniors and drills them with the value of one word-win. As a player, Knight was a brilliant jump shooter who played lousy defense and rode the bench on the phenomenal Ohio State team that had John Havlicek and Jerry Lucas. As a coach, it is always noted as though it were a contradiction Knight stresses things like defense, ball-handling, rebounding and toughness, the things that were his flaws as a player. On the contrary, Knight coaches the same way he played. He was a glory-hound then, and remains one. At every opportunity, Knight takes the game away from his players and tries to control it himself with strategies, pep talks or tirades. It is no mistake that he insists, "This game is 5 to 1 mental over physical." In a college coaching profession full of enormous egos who try to express themselves through their players, Knight is perhaps the most insistent on having obedient robots on court. Ironically, Knight has been castigated here for all the wrong things. His ejection was a picayune incident. It is his almost daily tirades at his players that deserve censure. These players, average age 20, are not in any sense Knight's players. They tried out for the U.S. team, not Knight's Indiana squad. They are his captive audience. "These players are all here for one reason," Knight said. "Because they want to make it to the Olympics in '80." So they have to put up with Knight's grandstanding abuse, his perpetual spotlight-grabbing. Their one break is that the 1980 Olympic coach will not be Knight but that laid-back guy sitting in the Pepin Cestera bleachers here with his feet up on the chair in front Dave Gavitt of Providence. Knight merely is prepping himself for an eventual Olympic spot. That is the reason for his enthusiasm for a dirty job. There is no question that Knight is fit to be the U.S. Olympic coach. His record proves it he can win, just as he probably will win the gold medal here with a raggedy team. But there are many types of fit coaches, many ways to win. Knight's drill instructor methods have no intrinsic advantage over other approaches. They merely suit his personality. The reason that Knight, as he presently is constituted, should not represent the United States in the future, is not because he is not fit. It is because, in the deepest sense, he is not proper. A LEASE OH LUXURY For A Limited Time Only 79 CADILLAC SEVILLE Leather Interior Door Edge Guards Rear Window Defogger Carpeted Floor Mats Six Way Seat (both sides) Cruise Control Trunk Mat Elect. Power Mirrors Illuminated Vanity Mirror Opera Lamps AMFM Stereo Radio Baud on $800 Rental Reduction, 48 mot open end leue. 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