El Paso Times from El Paso, Texas on August 15, 1989 · 11
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El Paso Times n Tuesday August 15, 1989 Sports editor: Ray Hagar, 546-6170 Section 0 f 2C 3C 4C Printout NFL camps Baseball 3 Scores . Texas League baseball Diablos 12, Midland 4 Major League Baseball National League Pittsburgh 6, Montreal 1 St. Louis 7, Atlanta 4 St. Louis 5, Atlanta 2 American League . Toronto 4, Boston 2 Baltimore 4, Detroit 1 (10) Chicago 4, Kansas City 3 Milwaukee 5, New York 4 Minnesota 6, California 3 fight fans boo tubby Duran RENO, Nev. Roberto Duran says he .weighs 178 pounds, and it won't be any problem to reach the . 162-pound limit for his Dec. 7 fight with Sugar Ray Leonard. But to the crowd at Lawlor Events Center, where Duran fought a three-round exhibition with Irish Danny Morgan Monday night, the former "Hands of Stone" looked more like a belly of jelly. Duran shrugged off the boos that cascaded from the seats. "It's just an exhibition," he said through an interpreter. Bob Surkein, advisor to middleweight champ Michael Nunn, said, "I feel like Duran was the best lightweight I ever saw. Now he's a heavyweight." Reggi advances at Albuquerque ALBUQUERQUE -Fourth-seeded Raffaella Reggi avoided a second straight opening-round loss in a Virgina Slims women's tennis tournament Monday by spoiling Kathy Jordan's comeback from a knee injury. The 23-year-old Italian outlasted Jordan in the desert heat to win 7-6, 5-7, 6-3, in the inaugural $100,000 tournament. Third-seeded Susan Sloane was the only seeded player to lose, falling to South Africa's Amanda Coetzer 6-2, 6-1. Top-seeded Arantxa Sanchez plays today. Bo Jackson trade? Et was that close OXNARD, Calif. - Did the Los Angeles Raiders try to trade Bo Jackson? Al Davis tossed Jackson's name out to Tom Braatz, Green Bay Packer personnel director, in July, as a possibility in a trade for Tony Man-darich, according to a source. Braatz is said to have taken it seriously, and to have asked for a night to think it over. However, that flight in the baseball All-Star game, Jackson lef off with a home run and was named the most valuable player. Spurs worry about their Yugoslav '"SAN ANTONIO -The San Antonio Spurs are concerned about new signee Zarko Paspalj of Yugoslavia now that fellow Yugoslav basketball star Vlade Divac has been drafted for army service. But the 23-year-old Paspalj, who signed a two-year contract with the National Basketball Association Spurs July 27, told the San Antonio Express-News: "I think this is not a problem. I must do my military service, but I can do it in three or four years." Ex-George Mason star shot to death WASHINGTON - Former George Mason University basketball star Carlos Yates, the leading scorer in school history, was shot to death by an unidentified gunman, police said Monday. Yates was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds Sunday afternoon in the southeast section of the city, police said. He was transported to D.C. General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 4:15 p.m. Police have no suspects in the slaying. Yates, 27, played at George Mason from 1981-85. He scored 2,420 points and gathered 520 rebounds. Times wire and staff reports Gannett News Service RENO, Nev. Iran Barkley did something almost no one thought he would do Monday night. He got to hear the judges' scorecards. He almost stole the fight he had no chance to win. Michael "Second To" Nunn, a 9-1 favorite, retained his International Boxing Federation middleweight title, but it was a courageous, foward-moving Barkley who forced the fight the 12-round distance. Nunn won the fight before 6,000 fans at Lawlor Events Center, but he had to retreat to wins; Barkley pets up fight victory, winning a majority decision. He won the fight and lost the crowd, which chanted -"Barkley, Barkley," much of the way, especially at the end. "He hit me with some great shots," Nunn said. "He gave it his all. The guy is a tough customer." Barkley hurt Nunn with a right to the jaw in the 10th and a left hook to the jaw in the 11th, but his success was limited against the southpaw Nunn who was able to stick and move to victory. Nunn raised his record to 34-0 with the decision. Barkley What they said B Nunn: "No, it wasn't easy. Iran is a tough guy." B Barkley: "I know in my heart I won the fight I can't change what's on paper." B Sugar Ray Leonard: "Michael Nunn allowed Iran to make a strong fight out of it It wasn't his best fight." B Promoter Bob Arum: "This is what happens when an .inexperienced fight camp (Nunn's) starts talking about fighting one of the legends without concentrating on the fight at hand." is 25-6. In the judges' scoring, Keith Macdonald had it 114-114 draw, but was overruled by Glen Hamada of Seattle, 115-113, and Art Lurie of Las Vegas, Nev., 116-113. After mixed results in the first four rounds, Nunn had a dominating fifth as he combined the best of his boxing and punching. By the sixth round, Barkley 's left eye was half closed. In the sixth, Nunn unloaded one left that caused the blood to gush from Barkley's mouth. Nunn, of North Hollywood, Calif., weighed 159 pounds, and Barkley just met the 160-pound limit after stripping at the Monday morning weigh-in. Nunn earned $1.25 million for the bout. Barkley received $400,000. The defense was Nunn's third of the title he won on a ninth-round knockout victory over Frank Tate in Las Vegas nearly 13 months ago. Near-blowout turns into battle 1 " X W - ! ?2 " -" i XL V .J K L .4 i m mSmm mm wmmm u jr.. King player's death appears to be suicide Associated Press Bears fullback Brad Muster barreled into Dolphin defensive end T.J. Turner during first-half action at Miami's Joe Robbie Stadium Monday night. Chicago won, 28-20. Tomczak leads Bears over Miami Associated Press MIAMI - Mike Tomczak was fastest out of the blocks in the three-way race for the Chicago Bears' starting quarterback job. Tomczak completed seven of eight passes for 122 yards and two touchdowns Monday night as the Bears beat the Miami Dolphins 28-20 in the National Football League preseason opener for both teams. "You'd like to go 8-for-8, but I felt very comfortable," Tomczak said. "I'm happy with the way the whole team played. I've got a long way to go." . Jim McMahon also did well, hitting four of six passes for 47 yards and directing an 84-yard touchdown drive in his only appearance. The Bears failed to score on The comeback Q First half: The Bears scored on three straight possessions to lead 21-0. D Miami's Don Shula: "That first half was about as pathetic as you can play." B Second half: The Dolphins pulled to within 28-20 with 6:30 left when Scott Secules, the fourth Miami quarterback who was recently acquired from Dallas, hit Gerald White on a 9-yard score. B Shula again: "In the second half we wanted to get productive work done even though we were getting our butts handed to us. I thought that happened ... but this game pinpoints how much work we have to do." Gun, note found next to Berry at his home Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. -Ricky Berry of the Sacramento Kings shot himself in the head and died at his suburban home after an argument with his wife, authorities said Monday. Valerie Berry found her husband's body at 9:45 a.m. PDT Monday in the family room of their new house, said Ed Close, a spokesman for the Sacramento County sheriffs department. The gun and a suicide note were found at the scene. The 24-year-old forward, the Kings' top pick in last year's National Basketball Association draft, had argued with his wife Sunday and she spent the night elsewhere, sheriff s Sgt. Jim Whitwell said. There was no immediate indication when Berry died. The Berrys had lived in the house about three weeks and were still settling into the neighborhood of large custom-built, single-story houses, surrounded by neat yards and curving streets. Berry's father, Bill, who coached his son in college at San Jose State and is now a Kings scout, and Bill Russell, Kings vice president and former coach, arrived at the player's home shortly before the body was removed by the coroner's office. Bill Berry received word of the suicide while meeting with team officials. Later in the day, people identifying themselves as relatives knocked at the door of the house. There was no answer Please see Death 2C M . -t, 'I if i 1 r.Jg Associated Press Ricky Berry played for his father at San Jose. Berry's career B The NBA: Berry was chosen by the Sacramento Kings in the first round of the 19.88 draft the 18th player overall. He averaged 11 points on 45 percent shooting last season in 64 games, 21 as a starter. B College: Berry is San Jose State's all-time leading scorer despite playing only three years. He played a year at Oregon State before transferring. B Basketball honors: Berry made the Pacific Coast Athletic Association (now Big West) all-conference team all three seasons with the Spartans. As a senior, he was honorable mention on The Associated Press All-America team. He played on the United States' 1987 Pan American Games team that won a silver medal. Former 49er coach's retirement idea doesn't sit well with Lomax their first three possessions directed by Jim Llarbaugh, who then led them 89 yards for their final touchdown. Harbaugh finished with five completions in eight attempts for 52 yards. Coach Mike Ditka liked what he saw from the three quarterbacks, all listed as No. 1 entering the game. "I feel great, but I felt great going in," Ditka said. The Dolphins looked good at times offensively. Dan Marino directed their first two possessions and completed five of seven passes for 62 yards. Backup Cliff Stoudt hit 10 of 14 for 177 yards and touchdowns to Andre Brown and Scott Schwedes. Associated Press FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Phoenix quarterback Neil Lomax, still hoping to play this season despite an arthritic left hip, is miffed that former San Francisco 49ers coach Bill Walsh says he should retire. Walsh, now an NFL anaylst for NBC-TV, had a five-minute, off-the-air interview with Lomax hefnre Fridav niirVif's nrp- Lomax season game in Tempe, Ariz., between the Cardinals and the Seattle Seahawks. On national TV Saturday, Walsh announced Lomax won't play this season and suggested Lomax should quit before he further hinders the club's devel-opment; "It's over for Neil. He will not be able to play the game again," Walsh said. "He knows it's over. He hates to face it because he loves the game . . . The sooner he releases it, releases his own emotions and steps away, the better for the Cardinals." Lomax was upset. "I don't know where he got his information or how well he knows my condition," the 30-year-old Lomax said Sunday. "We had a nice chat. I have no idea why he said those things. "I don't know why people keep picking on me." Lomax, a nine-year veteran and two-time Pro Bowl player, did not suit up for the game against Seattle. The Seahawks won 16-10 in overtime. Cardinals Coach Gene Stall-ings said Walsh is "entitled to his opinion" but disagreed that Lomax is a hindrance to the club. "Of course not. There's no way he's casting a shadow," Stallings said. I ii i nmiuni' iiiumiij hmuiiiiiui ijuinmiimw,. fw. '.ihhu'jmw sS N -.. , ,, . v t ' J . ' , , V - f ' 1 1 ' , ' - t, -1 v v v sir . Grand slam highlights Diablo victory Walters' 5th-inning smash helps El Paso maintain West lead By Christine Granadoa Special to the El Paso Times The El Paso Diablos remained in first place in the Texas League Western Division baseball standings, thanks in large part to a grand slam home run by Darryel Walters and Steve Monson's pitching. The Diablos' 12-4 victory over fhp Midland Antrels Monday . c, IKJfl night gave El Paso a 29-25 Grace Saenz El Paso Times tir a A a.,A St-'CUIlU-lltUl ICI.UIU aim uiujjpvu El Paso's Ramon Sambo tries to bunt but fouls the ball the visiting Angels to 25-29. to the side. The Midland catcher was Jamie Nelson. Wichita remained El lasos Tonight's game B Teams: Midland Angels vs. El Paso Diablos, second game of five-game series When, where: 7:30 p m at Dudley Field B Promotion: no giveaways; a salute to the Children's Miracle Television Network B Pitchers: San Antonio's Frank DiMichele, 3-5, vs. Mike Mills, 3-1 fl Radio: KHEY-AM 690, air time 7:15 p.m. closest pursuer in the division race despite the Wranglers' 7-0 loss to San Antonio. Midland remained in third place, four games behind El Paso and one behind the second-place Wranglers. The pace of Monday's game was set by starting pitcher Mon-son, who struck out 10 batters' in eight innings for the victory, his ninth against four losses this season. Monson gave up nine hits, four runs and walked one batter. "They scored me a bunch of runs and that makes it a lot easier," Monson said of his fifth victory this year against the Angels. Walters helped Monson out with his grand slam in the bottom of the fifth that scored Jesus Alfaro, Sandy Guerrero Please see Diablos 2C

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