Wisconsin State Journal from Madison, Wisconsin on April 12, 1997 · 28
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Saturday, April 12, 1997
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SPORTS i Wisconsin State Journal, Saturday, April 12, 1997 2D Michigan's Taylor to enter NBA draft Michigan forward Maurice Taylor announced Friday he would forgo his senior season and enter the NBA draft Taylor said he didn't make up his mind until meeting with coach Steve Fisher this week. The two made a list of pros and cons and when they were through, the decision was made. I'. . Taylor averaged 12.3 points and 6.2 rebounds per game last season. Federal authorities investi- gating possible point-shaving by ; Fresno (Calif.) State basketball players have subpoenaed all of ' the university's athletic department records dating back to Jan- uary 1996. The Fresno Bee reported at least five people were subpoe-. naed to appear before the federal grand jury in Fresno Thursday. The investigation is focusing on guard Herren and point guard Dominick Young because both had been seen consorting with a businessman The Bee has called a major sports bookie. The University of Massachusetts knew nothing about the gifts and other benefits used by a sports agent to woo basketball star Marcus Camby, according to the NCAA. UMass chancellor David Scott said he received word from the NCAA enforcement committee, which found the school "did not know nor should have known" about the incident Colorado assistant football coach Ben Gregory, who played two seasons for the Buffalo Bills, died of a heart attack late Thursday. Team officials said Gregory, 50, showed no signs of illness and was seemingly fine after the team's sixth football spring practice session Thursday. Friday's practice and scrimmage session were called off. Hughes leaves Saints for Bears The Bears added another free agent, luring a return specialist and nickel back from former Chicago coach Mike Ditka's New Orleans Saints. The Bears came to terms with Tyrone Hughes on a three-year contract for $2.6 million. The Bears also signed offensive tackle Andy Heck to a three-year extension. , Defensive end Neil Smith confirmed that he no longer will play for the Kansas City Chiefs. A five-time Pro Bowl selection, Smith was allowed to become a free agent after a mediocre 1996 season. Smith said he has not decided where he will play next season but is weighing an offer from Denver and has been pursued by other teams. BFive months after a spine ; injury left him initially unable to move, Cincinnati Bengals -lineman Scott Brumfield has been cleared to play football. Brumfield, 26, was initially unable to move after colliding with teammate Troy Sadowski during a Nov. 3 game at Baltimore and was diagnosed with a spinal cord concussion. Fullback Carwell Gardner, who appeared in four Super Bowls with the Buffalo Bills, signed a two-year contract with the San Diego Chargers. Financial details weren't released. Backup quarterback Randall Cunningham signed a one-year contract with the Minnesota Vikings. Details of the contract weren't released. Fourth, sixth seeds fall at Bausch Two more top seeds went down to defeat in quarterfinal play at the Bausch & Lomb Championships at Amelia Island, Judge rules against Payton PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A federal judge says TV ads featuring Gary Payton wearing a Champion jersey violate Nike's contract with the NBA all-star, and barred the ads from airing. Nike sued Champion and Pay-ton's agent, Aaron Goodwin, for $225,000 after noticing Payton wearing a Champion-made jersey in a TV ad. Nike said it holds exclusive rights to have Payton endorse its products through September 1999. "The offending commercials create confusion and associate Payton with Champion," wrote U S. District Judge Ancer Haggerty on Wednesday in granting Nike s preliminary injunction." New Jersey Toronto Delrolt Mlnnwota 1:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7p.m, Toronto Toronto Detroit Detroit New York New York Cleveland 1:06 p.m. 1:06 p.m. 6:05 p.m. 1:06 p.m. 6:06 p.m. 1:06 p.m. 6.06 p.m. rnrff Q Home garnet Q Road game SSBB! TELEVISION 11 a.m. Pro tennis Semifinal match of Bausch & Lomb Championships at Amelia Island, Fla.; ESPN. 11:30 a.m. This Week In Baseball WMSN (Ch. 47). Noon Girls prep basketball WBCA High School Girls All-America Game at Nashville, Tenn.; ESPN2. Noon Pro football Scotland at Amsterdam; FX. 1 p.m. Auto racing NASCAR Busch Grand National Moore's Snacks 250 at Bristol, Tenn.; ESPN. 1 p.m. Pro baseball Atlanta at Chicago Cubs; WGN, TBS. 2 p.m. Pro bowling PBA Bud Light Championship at Lake Grove, N.Y.; WKOW (Ch. 27). 2 p.m. Pro soccer Kansas City at Tampa Bay; ESPN2. 2:30 p.m. Pro goH Third round of the Masters at Augusta, Ga.; RADIO 6 a.m The Mark Gentzkow Show The Team (1550 AM) 7 a.m. Fantasy Sports With Steve Czaban; The Team (1550 AM). 8 a.m. The Jay Marlottl Show The Team (1550 AM). Noon Sports Saturday With in i wiwm .iiimii i i ii m Mil mvw-WM nmmMii i ' ; L I Top-seed Michael Chang lunges for the ball during his quarterfinal victory at the Salem Open over David Prinosil of Germany. Fla., when Iva Majoli surprised fourth-seeded Conchita Martinez, 1-6, 6-3, 6-3. Amanda Coetzer beat Mary Jo Fernandez, 6-2, 6-4. Brian MacPhie, who had to qualify for the tournament, moved into the semifinals of the Salem Open in Hong Kong. MacPhie upset second-seed Marc Rosset of Switzerland, 7-6 (7-2), 6-2, and Canadian Sebas-tien Lareau, 6-3, 6-3, in the quarterfinals. MacPhie's opponent in the semifinals will be Australian Patrick Rafter, who upset third-seeded Todd Woodbridge 6-3, 6-1. The other semifinal will match top-seeded Michael Chang against Sweden's Thomas Johansson. Chang advanced with a 6-1, 7-6 (7-5) victory over David Prinosil of Germany. Fifth-seeded Alex Radu-lescu of Germany beat No. 3 Ma-liVai Washington, 6-3, 6-4, and advanced to the semifinals of the Gold Flake Open at Madras, India. Steffi Grafs showdown with her successor atop the tennis rankings, Martina Hingis, will be delayed by Grafs knee injury. Graf has pulled out of an April 29-May 4 tournament in Hamburg, where she could have faced Hingis. Graf is recovering from inflamed tendons in her left knee and has not played since Feb. 1, when she pulled out of the Tokyo final where she would have played Hingis. Harris benefit set for today The Bob "Boomer" Harris Sports Fund for Kids will host its annual spring benefit today from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the East Side Businessmen's Association in Madison, 3735 Monona Drive. The event honors Harris, who coached basketball at three Madison high schools from 1947 to 1975. Proceeds from the event go to the Boomer Sports Fund, Fsunroofs II Window "irirailer ""1 Add Fun Tint . mm 9 w mm Minimum I 15x30 manual with II installation removable dot glass II required, ueuuia. II II lupous expire 4 .IUU7. .Not vahd with any WISC (Ch. 3). 2:30 p.m. Pro basketball New York at Miami; WMTV (Ch. 15). 3 p.m. Pro football Barcelona at Rhein; FX. 3:30 p.m. Pro boxing Raul Marquez vs. Anthony Stephens at Las Vegas; WKOW (Ch. 27). 4 p.m. Horse racing Blue Grass Stakes at Lexington, Ky. and Arkansas Derby at Hot Springs, Ark.; ESPN. 4 p.m. Auto racing Qualifying for Formula One Grand Prix of Argentina at Buenos Aires, Argentina (taped today); ESPN2. 6:30 p.m. Pro hockey New York Islanders at Washington; ESPN2. 11:30 p.m. Auto racing Qualifying for CART Grand Prix of Long Beach at Long Beach, Calif, (taped today); ESPN2. Bob Berger and Bruce Murray; The Team (1550 AM). 1:05 p.m. Pro baseball Toronto at Milwaukee; WIBA (1310 AM). 6 p.m. ESPN Radio WTDY (1480 AM). Associated Press which provides athletic programs for area children. Harris was boys basketball coach at Madison West (1947-53), Madison Central (1957-69) and Madison Memorial (1970-75). His 1951 West team was runner-up to Wisconsin Rapids in the WIAA state tournament. Harris' service to the city as a teacher and coach spanned five decades. Former players, students and coaching colleagues are invited to attend the benefit. Tickets, available at the door, are $15 per person or $25 per couple. Royce Malkowski, a 6-foot-5 forward from Oak Creek High School, will enroll at Edgewood College and play basketball for the Eagles next season. . . . The top-seeded Steve Brown rink of Madison lost to the Mike Farbe-low team in the fourth round of the USA Curling National Olympic Qualifier at Hibbing, Minn. . . . The annual Whitewater Invitational college track meet scheduled for today at the UW-Whitewater track has been postponed until Sunday at 11:45 a.m. The 12-school co-ed meet is Whitewater's only home meet of the season. ii!.l.tl!).li'.U f Phoenix Coyotes captain Keith Tkachuk denied allegations he gambled on NFL games, and his lawyers will try next week to overturn a related civil judgment in a Canadian court Wayne Webb beat Am- leto Monacelli by 95 pins to gain the No. 1 seed in the stepladder finals of the Professional Bowlers Association's Bud Light Championship in Lake Grove, N.Y. Wood was 15-9 in match play with a pinfall of 9,958. Monacelli downed 9.863 pins. ... Heavyweight Orlin Norris asked a federal court in Philadelphia to bar the WBA from sanctioning the June 28 Mike Tyson-Evander Holyfield rematch. Compiled from State Journal wire services and staff reports. I! Hitches HSDBOO H SAVE? R ' II on any trailer hitch Installed ask lor other offers. Valid at lime of purchase only. 5331 Wayne Terrace 241-2927 Past Easf Tomv Next to Jon Lancaster Tae Nemon Road Eat . MP 8-5. Sat 9-72 Football Ex-UW players to compete on FX in World League Sports fans starved for football need not worry. Gridiron action is back. World League Football kicks off its regular season today at noon on FX (cable Ch. 24 in Madison), and University of Wisconsin football fans should recognize two players butting helmets at the line of scrimmage. Brent Moss, a former star running back with the Badgers, will lead his Amsterdam Admirals against former UW linebacker Eric Unverzagt and the defending World Bowl champion Scotland Claymores in the first game of today's doubleheader. "We're excited about the World League," FX spokesman John Solberg said Friday. "We're going to provide fans with the best NFL on Fox has to offer." FX, a cable channel owned by FoxLiberty networks, aired 21 World League games last year. It will carry all 30 regular-season games this year. Fans in Madison with DirecTV can watch the games on channels 340 and 341. From April to June, fans can catch the action on Saturday afternoons and Sunday mornings and afternoons. The league, which has become a spring league for the NFL, features more than 100 players on NFL rosters. Former UW-La Reds adopt Sanders' sleeves Associated Press Deion Sanders hopes everyone is satisfied and Jackie Robinson is honored by the Cincinnati Reds' new road look. Rather than force Sanders to drop his personal tribute to Robinson, the Reds decided to change their road uniforms to conform with Sanders' short-sleeve look. The center fielder drew the National League's wrath this week by shortening the sleeves on his road jersey so his uniform could look more like Robinson's. His teammates agreed to adopt the look, conforming with league rules that everyone have the same sleeve length. "It's an issue that shouldn't be an issue," Sanders said Friday, after taking batting practice before a game against Florida. "We're not going to blow it out of proportion. We've all gotten together as a team. We're going to rectify it the best way we can. "One thing we don't want to do is make it out to be a race issue. I'm just trying to pay a tribute to him." When NL senior vice president Katy Feeney saw the shortened sleeves during a game in Colorado this week, she warned the club that it would be fined for an improper uniform. In other Reds' news, closer Jeff Brantley threw off a mound Friday and reported no problems with his right shoulder, which forced him onto the disabled list last week. Brantley hopes to throw in the bullpen again Sunday and to come off the disabled list next week. Cincinnati also called up reliever Hector Carrasco from Class AAA Indianapolis and designated reliever Scott Service for assignment to the minors. Mesa returns: Indians ace reliever Jose Mesa made an unex- , food, mi r.Tiisic a oucr $150,000 in PHIZES! mm pu 3b3jj a mm ineMs warn lot Heists Call (ES8) 262-7717 Cr 1-8G3-C3 ECIHS Crsnlcss Classic & Snri"3 Esnra EuicA's Basil springs into action BRYAN KLEINMAIER SPORTS ON THE AIR Crosse wide receiver Bill Schroeder, who is on the Green Bay Packers roster, will play in today's second game at 3 p.m. when his Rhein Fire battles the Barcelona Dragons. "The credibility of the World League has improved," Solberg said. "I think you look at rosters in the NFL, and more and more you are seeing World League players popping up and providing quality playing time." For example, Packers linebacker George Koonce and starting quarterbacks Scott Mitchell of the Detroit Lions and Brad Johnson of the Minnesota Vikings played in the World League. According to Solberg, fans can expect the same type of graphics and production they see on Fox's coverage of the NFL on Sundays. Familiar color commentators such as Matt Millen and Bill Maas will analyze some games, while Eric demons will host "The World League Weekend Studio Show." "Fox is making a bigger effort for fans this year," Solberg said. BASEBALL NOTES Associated Press Indians reliever Jose Mesa returned to the mound Friday, two days after being acquitted of rape charges. pected return to the mound Friday, protecting a 12-run lead with a scoreless ninth inning just two days after being acquitted of all charges in his rape trial. Mesa, who had 85 saves the last two seasons, trotted in from the bullpen to pitch the ninth inning of Cleveland's 15-3 victory over the Anaheim Angels in the home opener at sold-out Jacobs Field. Mesa, 30, got a standing ovation when he emerged from the bullpen and made his familiar jog to the mound. .j r- f,' vr r" - Saturday, April 26, 1997 4 pm - (Jl'J Held House Follows the Wisconsin Football Spring Game 13:3030. Btfifl TlCfegt PlICCS: Julmlssioi $25 RatTiB $50 IGSnm 4?m Channel surfing UW women's basketball recruit LaTonya Sims of Racine Park will play in the Women's Basketball Coaches Association Girls High 't'' School All-American Game in : tT Nashville, Tenn., at noon today on ESPN2 (cable Ch. 48 in Madison). . . . Midwest Sports Channel has i assumed responsibility for ' producing and distributing Milwaukee Brewers baseball , 0 games throughout Wisconsin via the Wisconsin Sports Network. " According to officials at MSC and TCI, negotiations are ongoing in "' an attempt to get more Brewers games on TV in Madison. Speaking of TCI, a malfunction with a timer was the reason viewers missed the start of the Milwaukee Bucks-Orlando Magic game Tuesday. This weekend's best bets The Brewers: After a rare televised game last weekend, the, Brewers aren't on the tube in Madison today or Sunday. But don't despair. Bob Uecker and y Jim Powell will be calling this . " weekend's games against the Blue Jays on WIBA (1310 AM) at 1 p.m. Cirillo watch: The best-kept secret in the major leagues is batting .316. The Masters: Tiger Woods continues his run at his first green jacket in the third and fourth rounds of the world's greatest golf tournament WISC (Ch. 3) begins its coverage at 2:30 p.m. today and 3 p.m. Sunday. Any comments or suggestions? Drop a line at P.O. Box 8058, ,V Madison, Wl 53708 or call (608) -252-6177. "There's no doubt about it,"; a relaxed Mesa said after the game, invoking one of his favorite sayings. "I'm ready." Gooden, Strawberry on DL: The New York Yankees placed Darryl Strawberry, hitless in J4 at-bats this season, and Dwight Gooden, scheduled to have hernia surgery, on the 15-day disabled list. Strawberry has a sore left knee. To take their places on the roster, the Yankees activated outfielder Tim Raines and pitcher Ramiro Mendoza. Banged up Phillies: Philadelphia right fielder Danny Tartabull will be out at least six weeks after a test detected subtle fractures in his left foot. .-; Tartabull, who will be placed on the DL, fouled a ball off his foot in the season opener and has been hobbled ever since. Joining Tartabull on the DL will be utility man Rex Hudler, who pulled his left hamstring after getting his first hit of the year in the sixth inning of the Phillies' 8-3 loss toJ5an Diego Friday. The Phillies will call up in-fielder Kevin Jordan and outfielder Rob Butler from Class AAA Scranton-Wilkes-Barre. Around the horn: The Houston Astros scratched left-hander Sid Fernandez from his scheduled start today due to discomfort in his pitching arm. He will be examined Tuesday. ... St Louis Cardinals outfielder Brian Jordan did not play Friday against the Astros due to lower back stiffness. Jordan had a magnetic resonance imaging exam Wednesday that showed no serious injury. . . . The New York Mets placed outfielder Andy Tomberlin on the disabled list because of a herniated disc In his neck. The move was retroactive to April 10. ; 13 prcces2s Sissclsl T&sn&s To I CELLULAROEE

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