El Paso Times from El Paso, Texas on June 29, 1994 · 21
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NBA Draft Milwaukee M Purdue's Robinson top pick today 3C El Paso Times . -tyamr IniMiaJ f . Wednesday June 29, 1994 Sports Editor Lee Williams, 546-6170 Section C 2C Printout 3C NBA 4C Baseball 6C Wimbledon By Don Henry El Paso Times M coach won't miss games with some SW( Slocum says this year's Aggies will be motivated by NCAA sanctions When the Southwest Conference breaks up in another two years, don't expect to see Texas A&M playing in Houston, Dallas or Fort Worth. Those playing sites will die with the 70-year-old league. "It's our intention not to play (in those cities) once we get in the Big 12 Conference," Texas A&M football coach R.C. Slocum told El Paso A&M Club members Tuesday. "When we 33$ BASEBALL Texas League El Paso 10, San Antonio 8 American League Seattle 6, Detroit 4 New York 10, Boston 4 Cleveland 9, Baltimore 8 Milwaukee 6, Toronto 4 Kansas City 4, Chicago 3 Texas 10, Minnesota 6 Oakland 3, California 0 National League Pittsburgh 6, Chicago 5 Colorado 10, San Diego 9, 1st San Diego 11, Colorado 3, 2nd Montreal 8, Atlanta 7 Florida 2, Philadelphia 1 St. Louis 8, New York 6 Cincinnati 5. Houston 3 Los Angeles 7, San Francisco 4 SOCCER World Cup Ireland 0, Norway 0 Italy 1, Mexico 1 Brazil 1, Sweden 1 Russia 6, Cameroon 1 BORDERLAND El Pasoan 3rd in junior golf: El Pasoan Toshiki Yoshino turned in a 1-over-par 73 Tues- 1 day to share third place after the first round of the Texace San Antonio Shootout golf tournament in San Antonio. Jimmy Walker of Cibolo, Texas, took the first-round lead with a 3- under 69. and Samuel Oldham of Katy, Texas, is second at 72. Hoshino, a junior at Corona-do, is in a six -way for tie for second in the boys 15-18 age division of the tournament sponsored by the American Junior Golf Association. ELSEWHERE Newton pleads guilty: Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman Nate Newton pleaded guilty to reckless conduct, while getting a driving-while-intoxicated charge dropped. Newton, who was arrested Dec. 7 on DW1 charges for the second tune in 39 months, received six months probation and a $400 fine, according to court documents filed Tuesday. Had he been convicted of DWI, Newton could have been fined as much as $20,000 as a first-time violator of the NFL's substance abuse policy. Harding update: Tonya Harding is gone from the U.S. Fig ure Skating but she's far from forgotten. Nearly six months after Nancy Kerrigan uuc nc- Harding saultedi the association will begin a disciplinary hearing today that could strip Harding of her national championship and ban her from membership for life. Even though Harding has resigned from the association as part of her plea bargain with criminal prosecutors in Oregon, the governing body of amateur figure skating in the U.S. is proceeding with the hearing. Top NHL pick: Ed Jovanovski, a hard hitting, skilled defense-man from the Canadian major junior ranks, was the No. 1 pick of the Florida Panthers at Tuesday's NHL draft. Jovanoski became only the second defenseman in the last 12 years to be made a No. 1 pick. Roman Hamrlik, a defenseman from the Czech Republic, was the top selection by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1992 draft. The 6-foot 2. 205-pound Jovanovski is considered a lx)kalike to Scott Stevens of the New Jersey Devils, one of the NHL's better defensemen. Times staff, wire reports - i play in Houston (Rice or Hous ton), Dallas (Southern Methodist) or Fort Worth (Texas Christian), we sell more tickets than the home school." This past year, A&M played at Slocum Rice before a crowd of 46,800 Overall, Rice averaged 23,833 per home game. At TCU, the Aggies and Horned Frogs played before a crowd of 33,333. Overall, TCU averaged 27,700 a game. "That doesn't mean we won't play those schools, but, if we do, we'll be playing them in College Station," Slocum said. This is just one of the changes from the breakup of the SWC that sends the Aggies, Texas, Baylor and Texas Tech to the Big 12 and TCU, Rice and SMU to the Western Athletic Conference. These days, Slocum spends time explaining how the Aggies will operate within the Big 12 Conference and also under NCAA probation, the latter a situation that has left him "very disappointed and frustrated." The Big 12 does not begin plav until fall 1996, but if the league were to play this fall, the Aggies would not be eligible for the championship or bowl. Last year, the NCAA placed the Aggies on five-year probation with sanctions for one vear: no TV or bowl trip for 1991." The penalties resulted from six football players being paid for sum mer work they did not perform. The penalties came as the Ag gies set a record of 22 consecutive conference victories. "We've won three Southwest Conference championships in a row," Slocum said, "and we've schools won 22 (consecutive games). They - whoever 'they' is say we can't win the conference championship this year, although our games count in the standings. "Our motivation is to win all our games, and if we do, even if they put an asterisk beside our name, we'll consider ourselves conference championships. "That's our goal." In trying to turn negatives into positives, Slocum even sees a bright lining to the no TV cloud. Please see Slocum 6C 1 , if V V 1 pi "iff V y1 v M k, &' Ai. " 1 f 1 ' ' K Mexico. USo n clvaiice to ext rooiic Washington Post MEXICO 1 ITALY 1 WASHINCTON In perhaps the most pres sure filled garni1 vet in the 1991 World Cup Associated Press Mexico's Joaquin Del Olmo , left, and Ignacio Ambris put the squeeze on Italy's Luigi Apolloni in Tuesday's World Cup match. World Cup, spirited Mexico ra liert trom a 1 0 deficit to tie a struggling Italy. 1 1. Tuesday at a rocking RFK Stadium here, gaming the second round. The Italians had to wait several more hours, but to their relief, also gained the second round because of Cameroon's loss to Russia. The nerve tingling tie, achieved in the 57th minute on a 25 yard goal by midfielder Mar celino Bernal after a pass from creative midfield colleague Car los ilermosillo, was as good as victory for the Mexicans, It enabled them to win Group K on the basis of most goals scored in the group even though all four teams in the group finished 111. Mexico's victory, combined with Ireland's scoreless tie with Norway, ensured that the Unit Bring on Brazil: U.S. will face toughest test yet in 2nd round 5C Record: Russian scores 5 goals against Cameroon 5C ed States will advance for the first time since 1930. "We're very, very happv," U.S. defender Alexi Laias said. Ireland finished second in Croup K and advanced from the pack of 21 to the round of 16. The Irish finished second in the group because they beat Italy head to head. The Italians advanced and Norway was eliminated because Tuesday's goal gave them one more than Norway in the opening round's three games. The chanting, cheering crowd of 53.186. including about equal ly divided partisans, made RFK's Please see Mexico 5C Juarenses take pride in tie with Italy Soccer fans catch the fever of Cup By Carlos Hamann El Paso Times JUAREZ - Hundreds of jubilant Juarenses took to the streets Tuesday to celebrate a soccer tie that propelled Mexico's national team into the second round of the World Cup. Shortly after Mexico tied Italy 1-1 in Washington, throngs lined Juarez streets, waved flags and chanted "Mexico! Mexico!" There were no reports of violence. "We're very proud of our team," said Guadalupe Siller, a saleswoman at a tile store who followed the game. "Soccer has never been very popular in Juarez, but with the World Cup soccer fever has broken out here." City government offices in Juarez closed down for two hours Tuesday morning so workers could see the soccer match. Sixty city hall workers, including Mayor Francisco Villa-real and the top city government brass, watched the game on four large television sets outside the mayor's office. Villareal remained calm throughout the game, but City Manager Ahelardo Escobar and the public works chief Arcadio Serrano were so excited they jumped out of their seats several times. Three minutes into the second half of the game, Italy scored a goal. Ten minutes later the hall exploded in cheers of "G61!" and "Viva Mexico!" as the Mexican team scored and tied the game. "It was a fantastic game," said high school student Rigo-berto Barron, 15. Urueta took a final exam Tuesday with Mexi can flags painted on his cheeks. "This wasn't a game for people with heart problems," said Leoncio Palacios, a store worker. Though peaceful in Juarez, celebrations elsewhere turned ugly. In Huntington Park. Calif., as many as 1,000 soccer fans battled with police after an mi promptu celebration turned violent. In Mexico City, one youth was beaten to death as thou sands of people took to the streets. The Associated Press contributed to this report. The U.S. will next play at 1:35 p.m. MDT Monday against Brazil at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto, Calif. Mexico will play the second place team from Group D either Nigeria or Bulgaria at 2:35 p.m. MDT Tuesday at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, NJ. Others teams that have qualified for the seconbd round include: Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Germany, Spain, Brazil, Argentina, Belgium, Romania 8nd Switzerland. Valenzuela impressive in return to majors Associated Press MARLINS 2 PHILLIES 1 PHILADELPHIA -Fernando Valenzuela surprised ev eryone but himself with an impressive return to the major leagues Tuesday night. "A lot of us didn't think he could throw that hard," Benito Santiago said after the Marlins beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 on Jerry Browne's ninth-inning sacrifice fly. Valenzuela left after six innings. He allowed six hits, one unearned run, two walks and a strikeout in six innings, and made believers of the Marlins. "Fernando had good movement on his ball. His pitches were tailing away from us a lot," Santiago said. "He should be able to help this team." Valenzuela, who was with Jalisco of the Mexican League Gooden suspended: Met pitcher fails drug tests 4C before signing with the Phillies last week, said he knew he could still pitch in the big leagues. "I had all my stuff working good," he said. He said he felt "a little excited" when he first took the mound, but otherwise, "It was a normal game for me. I don't think it's anything new to me. I have been doing this for many years." Manager Jim Fregosi was impressed with Valenzuela's competitive streak. "I thought he battled like heck out there," Fregosi said. "He pitched six innings and should not have given up a run." Florida scored its only run against Valenzuela in the third. T i 1 1 ?0 Associated Press Fernando Valenzuela pitched well but didn't get a decision against Florida Tuesday night. Diablos get plenty of hitting, timely pitching By Ysela Romero El Paso Times MISSIONS 8 DIABLOS 10 In a game dominated early by hitting, it was the late pitch- -ing of Kurt Archer that eventually won it for the El Paso Diablos Tuesday night. Archer shut down the San Antonio Missions over the last 22 i innings, giving up one hit and no runs while striking out three as the Diablos took a 10-8 victory at Cohen Stadium. "I was spotting the fastball real well, moving it in and out," said Archer (5-1). "They've seen me a couple times and were looking for the slider. I'd come with the fastball and it'd be by them before they knew it." Offensively, the Diablos got to San Antonio for 14 hits. Mark Loretta, Kevin Castle-berry and Duane Singleton each had triples to right field and each scored three runs. jil Today What: El Paso Diablos vs. San Antonio Missions in third game of a six game series. Whenwhere: 7 p.m. at Cohen Stadium. a Tickets: $3.75. $5.25 Today's promotion: Max Patkin, clown prince of baseball. Suds up: Beer flows again at Cohen 4C "In this park there's going to be a lot of extra-base hits," EI Paso Manager Tim Ireland said. "If you hit it hard, you should be running for a double or least looking for it. This is a big ball park." , j

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