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Paso Times May 8. 1990 2C Printout 3C Baseball Sports editor Ray Hagar, 546-6170 Cscxcs Sum officials seek New Year's game "I don't think people are aware of the bind the NFL hss put us In. Since they've expanded their season, every Saturday, Sunday and Monday In December are taken with NFL games." i Cricket Musch, of the Sun Carnival Nathan Christian and Jimmy Rogers, liason with CBS sports, will travel to Boston for the meetings. "The game's tentatively set to go Dec. 29th," Hancock Bowl official Marc Boehm said. "But there's an NFL game at 1 p.m. on NBC between the Chicago Bears and the Kansas City Chiefs. And it's very difficult to go against the NFlI" The El Paso foursome will spend two days in Boston talking to representatives from John Hancock and CBS. "I don't think people are By Bill Knight El Paso Times Four officials from the Sun Carnival Association will travel to Boston Wednesday, hoping to convince John Hancock Financial Services and CBS Television that the John Hancock Bowl should be played on New Year's "I think that would be option number one," Sun Carnival executive director Cricket Musch said. Musch, Sun Carnival president Randy Lee, vice president From 5th, to i mw aware of the bind the NFL has put us in," Musch said. "Since they've expanded their season, every Saturday, Sunday and Monday in December are taken a 1 4th, to 1st with NFL games. It didn't used to be that way." Eight games are currently scheduled for New Year's Day. Recently, the Mazda Gator 1 Ruriv (li Rudy Gutierrez El Paso Times Sunland general manager Skip Sherman. "The simulcasts have allowed us to put more money in the purses for the horsemen. It's just been a great year. "Our payoff has been a million and a half more than last year. Our attendance is going to be more than 5,000 more Please see Sunland 3C Grey Bed, who was as far back as fifth in Monday's Sunland Park Handicap, made his move up to fourth here before passing the field to win-Sunland's seasori-ending feature race. Grey Bed earned $10,620 for the victory. Grey Bed closes Sunland Park season in style fill Texas League baseball Diablos 6. Wichita 4 Major League BasebaR American League Toronto 6, Chicago 1 Kaa City 4. Cleveland 2 (11) Milwaukee 5, Detroit 4 Oakland 5, New York 1 Boston 5, Seattle 4 Baltimore 6, California 5 National League Montreal 7, San Francisco 6 New York 7, Houston 1 Pittsburgh 4, San Diego 1 Atlanta 9, Chicago 8 Cincinnati 3, St Louis 0 National Basketball Association Playoffs Chicago 96, Philadelphia 85 National Hockey League Stanley Cup Playoffs Boston 4, Washington 1 No sex allowed for Italian team ROME The coach i of the Italian national soccer team has asked his players not to en- gage in sex until the World Cup tournament ends July 8. Azeglio Vicini said Monday at the team's training center that the next weekend will be the last at liberty for the players before a long period of "seclusion. "Chastity of players prior and during a major competition has been a long-debated but unsolved problem," Vicini said. For enter-. tainment, he said, the 'players will be offered videotapes. He said there also will be a few excursions out of the training center. Carlsbad ranked No. 5 in nation Carlsbad High School's "baseball team is ranked fifth nationally in the latest USA Today poll, released Monday. The Cavemen, 23-0, were sixth in last week's poll and enter the Class 4A state tournament this week as the favorites. Carlsbad will play Gallup in Thursday's quarterfinals at 11 a.m. at the Albuquerque Sports Stadium. Carlsbad is led by pitcher Shane Andrews, 8-0. Australians worry over tennis money The Australian Open could lose its Grand Slam tennis status to tourna- -ments in Sweden, Japan or the United States unless it can come up with more prize money, tournament General Manager Jim Reid said Monday. Reid said the Australian Open is having difficulty matching the total purses offered by the three other Grand Slam tournaments Wimbledon, the U.S. Open and the French Open. Minority coaches Visit with Cowboys IRVING, Texas Seven black coaches joined the Dallas Cowboys' staff when the team's two-week quarterback school began Monday. Cowboys Coach Jimmy 'Johnson invited minority coaches from colleges in the southwest to participate in the first week of meetings practices. The seven coaches are Colorado State's Vance Bedford, John McKenzie of Alabama State, Alcorn State's Johnny Moran, Don Pittman of Texas Texas Southern's Johnnie Cole, Ron Aiken of Langston and Mississippi Valley State's Larry porsey. i Rem feces charge for manslaughter The California Highway Patrol said Monday it will seek a vehicular manslaughter charge against Doug France, a former Los Angeles Ram offensive lineman who was involved in a two-car accident Saturday that left a Laguna Hills woman dead. Investigators suspect that France was drunk when his 1987 BMW rammed head-on into a car driven by Maria Conception Contreras, 53, in south Orange County. TknM wire and taff reports Bowl moved from Dec. 29 to New Year's Day. That game will be televised at 10:30 a.m. MST by ESPN. Other bowl games, besides the Hancock Bowl, are considering moves to Jan. 1, Musch said. Boehm added Dec. 31 is another possibility: "The New Year's Eve slot would be an option, though. We'd play either early morning or late -i afternoon, probably." CBS currently telecasts only one game on New Year's Day the Cotton Bowl. Diablos take controlof 1st place Cooper's home run helps beat Wichita By Randy Welnglass Special to the El Paso Times Craig Cooper's three-run home run helped the El Paso Diablos to a 6-4 Texas League baseball victory over Wichita Monday at Dudley Field. Ihe third-inning shot was Cooper's fifth homer of the season and made a winner of starting pitcher Steve Monson, 3-1. 1UC Cooper tory also moved El Paso back into sole possession of first place in the i Western Division with a 17-11 record. Wichita, tied for first entering the game, fell to 16-12. Cooper played the last two seasons with Wichita. That made the home run that much sweeter. "Moving to a new team and playing in front of new fans had put some pressure on me," Cooper said. "I guess I'm starting to settle down." Said Cooper of the home-run pitch by Pedro Martinez: "It was an slider down and inside. And coming from a left-hander, that's a nice pitch for me." Monson, who has won his last three starts, pitched through the sixth inning. He seemed to pitch better after Cooper's home run. He allowed only two batters to reach base. Tonight's Dicblos garno Teams: El Paso (17-11) vs. Wichita (16-12). Time, site: 7:15 p.m., Dudley Field. Promotion: General admission tickets only $2 for the remainder of the Wichita series. Radio: KHEY-AM 690. Pitcher: El Paso righthander Mike Igrtasiak (0-0) vs. Wichita right-hander Jeremy Hernandez (2-0). Bosworth's blockbuster contract is fully guaranteed, meaning the Seahawks still will owe him $7.3 million. I "Initially, he played well for us," Knox said. "He was still adapting from college: He had a chance to become an excellent football player in time." At the height of his notoriety, he hustled shoe, book, deodor-' ant and sun-glass commercials, as well as looking at a future in cops-and-robbers movies. "He's working on a movie right now," the Wichard said. "They start shooting next month. It's being shot in Missis- -( sippi. It's an action film, a biker movie. He plays an undercover cop who infiltrates the biker's network and helps rid the area of trouble." The Seahawks got Bosworth in a lottery-style supplemental, draft. But a surgeon was cutting into his left shoulder midway in the 1988 season. A year later, an arthrogram was done on his right shoulder after the second game. "He flowed, and he was aggressive and a hitter," gen- -eral manager Mike McCormack recalled. in ihmm Rudy Gutierrez El Paso Times Grey Bed gamely kept the lead at the end of the Sunland Park Handicap with Quadripartite finishing second and Lincoln Logger finishing third. Horse of the year wins Sun Handicap as 1,846 fans watch By Bill Knight El Paso Times Grey Bed fought off a virus Monday to win the Sunland Park Handicap, helping justify his selection as Horse of the Meet. The strong grey gelding broke third, faded to fifth, then began to rally in the feature race on closing day at Sunland Park Racetrack. He moved to third, then to second, then to first down the straightaway. At one fioint, Grey Bed led by four engths. However, in the final one-sixteenth mile of the race, Grey Bed began to have breathing difficulties and, at the same time, Quadripartite began to charge. Grey Bed gamely held on for a half-length victory, earning owners Mickey and Pat McMillan $10,620. "I had tons of horse under me until that last sixteenth," Crashes mar practice runs forlndySOO Associated Pre INDIANAPOLIS Three-time winner Johnny Rutherford had a minor brush with the wall on Monday, while Buddy a frustrated rookie, and Bill Vukovich III crashed for the second year in a row during practice for the Indianapolis 500. Vukovich, the 1988 Indy rookie of the year, was taken to Methodist Hospital with a concussion. He was reported awake and alert, according to Speedway medical director Dr. Henry Bock. Vukovich, whose grandfather won the 500 in 1953-54 and was killed while leading the 1955 race, lost control coming out of the first turn just before the end of practice. He did a half-spin into the wall and went 560 feet off the wall into the second-turn infield grass. The car received severe damage to its left side. Last year, Vukovich's car went sideways on pit road Shoulder injuries apparently end Bosworth's football career Louie Gomez, the winning jockey, said. "Then he started choking up on me. Breathing he just couldn't really breathe very good. He's had a virus, but we couldn't really treat it because we were still racing him. "But he's a good horse. He gave me everything he had, even though he was choking up. Now that we'll have a it! i. if little time off, they can treat him and get him well." Quadripartite finished second and Lincoln Logger was third. The victory effectively closed Sunland season, with 1,846 fans turning out to wager $247,735 on the final day. "We're really happy with everything this said 1 fa- Associated Press "It's very difficult to tell what happened," Lazier said. "I was still warming up, entering turn four. The end result was a spin into the outside wall." Three-time winner Rick Mears raised the top speed in practice to 224.389 mph. Next for 'The Boz' may be movie career Gannett New Service SEATTLE, Wash. The swaggering career of Brian Bosworth, the Boz of Seattle, apparently is over after only three undistinguished seasons. Bosworth, who has had surgery on both shoulder joints, was told to stay away from last week's mini-camp. Seahawks coach Chuck Knox said Bosworth general manager Tom Floret and advisers to the former All-American linebacker at Oklahoma alreadv are dis cussing the remaining terms of his 10-year, $11 million contract. "His people are in the process of working out things with Flores, legally and every other way," he said. "It doesn't look good for him to play." Agent Gary Wichard said An Indianapolis Moter Speedway crew iwprked to pry an unconscious Billy Vukovich III frbrri his car after he slammed Into a wall Monday afternoon. and struck the rear of Michael Andretti's car. Neither Lazier nor Rutherford was injured in the other crashes Monday. Lazier's car, however, fared worse than Rutherford's, which received only slight damage to the right wheels. -I' I.

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