El Paso Times from El Paso, Texas on April 28, 1990 · 7
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Paso Times Gottudoy April 28, 1990 kit Sports editor Ray Hagar, 546-6170 r Section G 2C Printout 8C High schools r J. NBA Playoffs Chicago 111, Milwaukee 97 Utah 113. Phoenix 96 LA Lakers 101, Houston 89 Diablos 4, San Antonio 2 San Antonio 5, Diablos 2 . Major League Baseball American League New York 5. California 4 Seattle 4, Baltimore 3 Boston 7, Oakland 6 Cleveland 7, Minnesota 2 Milwaukee 9, Detroit 6 Chicago 6, Toronto 1 Texas 7, Kansas City 6 National League Cincinnati 2, Montreal 0 Philadelphia 7, Atlanta 1 New York 1, Houston 0 Pittsburgh 9, San Diego 4 Los Angeles 5, Chicago 0 San Francisco 12, St Louis 3 NHL Playoffs Division finals Wash. 2, NY Rangers 1, OT Boston 3, Montreal 1 Hershiser out for rest of season LOS ANGELES - Orel Hershiser, one of baseball's best pitchers since the mid-1980s, underwent extensive surgery on his right shoulder Friday and will be sidelined for the rest of the season. Dr. Frank Jobe, who performed the surgery, said the injury was more serious than previously thought, but that Hershiser should be able to return by the start of next season. Although rehabilitation will begin immediately, the righthander won't be able to throw a ball for at least four months, Jobe said. Colorado's Miller takes Army job WEST POINT, N.Y. -Tom Miller, who played at West Point under Bob Knight and coached Colorado for the last four years, was named Army basketball coach Friday. Miller replaces Les Wothke, who resigned April 7 after eight seasons and a record of 92-135 at West Point. Miller, 41, takes over an Army team that went 10-19 last season in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. Miller leaves Colorado with a record of 35-79. Spurs' Robinson rookie of the year SAN ANTONIO - David Robinson, who waited two years to play for the San Antonio Spurs while finishing a Navy commitment, was unanimously named NBA Rookie of the Year on Friday. Robinson, who averaged 24.3 points, 12 rebounds and 3.9 blocks per game this season, was the first unanimous selection as top rookie since Ralph Sampson in 1984. The 7-foot-1 center received all 92 votes from a nationwide Eanel of sports writers and roadcasters. Basketball player Inks with Broncos ATLANTA -Karl Brown, a senior guard on Georgia Tech's Final Four basketball team, has agreed to a free agent contract with the NFL's Denver Broncos. Brown, a native of Leicester, England, played soccer in, his native country but has never played football. "I don't even know how to put on a helmet," he said. But the Broncos project the 6-foot-2, 187-pound Brown as a defensive back. Brown said the offer from the Broncos unfolded after coach Dan Reeves attended a Tech practice in Denver prior to the Yellow Jackets Final Four loss to UNLV. San Antonio to get pro football team? SAN ANTONIO -The World League of American Football wul announce today that it will place a team in San Antonio, the San Antonio Express-News reported Friday. A source close to the WLAF said an announcement will be made at a 2 p.m. news conference at Mayor Lila Cockrell's of-: fice. Tknes staff, wke reports Lakeirs James Worthy leads LA past Houston, 101-89 Associated Press INGLEWOOD, Calif. -James Worthy required some time to rise to his usual playoff form, but the Los Angeles The Riley Allison Derby favorite . - I tWJ'H I I J IP - v 1 : J V 1 i it " ta&r .... VHxv V I Sft- ", W f Iff ' ' jf" 1 fj' l 1 ft 81 it V lfl : M M i yt I - brm'- it i . in r. Iff-; 1 Wc'"-4(j. '.Vrc. ... . . ..' "'. t i ' Horse trainer Fred Danley walked One For Nana, a 3-year-old colt into his stable at Sunland Park Racetrack. One For Nana who has won three of four races this year, will be a favorite in the Riley Allison Derby Sunday. Trainer wants 1-2 finish in Allison Derby By Bill Knight El Paso Times Fred Danley just hopes Sunday afternoon's Riley Allison Derby is a clean race: "One where everybody gets a fair shot to run at it, he said. After a pause, the 46-year-old New Mexico trainerjust shrugged and said, "Then we'll see which one is the best horse." Little wonder Danley feels that way. He might just have Amazin' Aggie Joe Williams' national rankings O Home runs: He is tied for the NCAA Division lead with 23. D RBI: He leads the nation with 73. O Batting average: His .450 average is 11th best in the nation. New Mexico State records D Career home rum: 38, a school record D Season home runs: 23, a school record O Career doubles: 41, a school record. Personal stats O Height 5-feet-ll O Weight 165 H jris amona nation's statistical leaders By Steve Ramlrei El Paso Times LAS CRUCES - Joe WiL Hams' success story is proof of thepower of perseverance. The k senior from Los Alamos, N.M., was cut twice before finally landing a spot on the New Mexico State baseball team last season. Now, he leads the nation's NCAA Division 1 players prove forward finally got rolling in the Lakers' 101-89 playoff-opening victory over Houston Friday night "In the first half, James was trying to squeeze all the air out of the ball," Lakers coach Pat Riley said. "He wanted to get the ball and get inside there on Akeem (Olajuwon). "He must have had four or five turnovers. But then he settled down and played his game. That's what James is all Upcoming races at Sunland Park Riley AHson Derby: Sunday, 3-year okte, one mile P Riley AJitoon Futurity: Sunday, May 6, 2-year-old througnbreds, 5 furlongs. Sunland's key race for 1990. 0 Sunday Park Handicap: Monday, May 7, 3-year-olds and up, 1 IIS miles. The last race of the 1989-90 Sunland meet. the two best horses in the $30,000, one-mile race. One For Nana appears to be the favorite. Second shot will likely be Sweet Fella. And Danley trains them both. Joe WlUtams kept his New Mexico State baseball career alive with some help from his parents. ! success story at NMSU with 73 runs batted in. He's tied for the national lead in home runs with. UCLA catcher Paul Ellis at 23. Also Williams' team-lead-ing .450 batting average ranks him 11th in the nation. "Really, I can't even put into words the kind of year I'm having," Williams said. "I always knew I could hit the ball, but I didn't know I could do it with as much conftintenrv ana power as 1 have - this year." wuiiam8' year has in cluded setting NMSU records for most home runs in a Worthy., for opmers fl Inside: The Bulls defeated the Bucks and the Jazz topped the Suns in NBA playoff openers 8C about; he's a playoff player." Worthy had five turnovers in the first half, including a couple in the opening minutes of the game, but he had just one' turnover the rest of the game and led the Lakers with 34 points on 17-of-22 shooting. "I was trying to rush a little Perhaps the only challenger to his duo will be Adios Mundo. "One For Nana's had four starts and he's got three wins and a second," said Danley. New Mexico State photo season, 23; most home runs in a career, 38, and most career doubles, 41. Perhaps most staggering was the 10 runs Williams knocked in against Oklahoma City University on March 5. 'That Was the best game I've ever had as a college player," said Williams of the day when Ihe hit three 3-run homers, "Joe's had a remarkable season," NMSU Coach Elliott Avent said. "But, what nobody's realized is that he was a good player last year, too. Please see Ale SC too much at the start, said WorthVj who over his career has had a higher scoring average in the playoffs than in the regular season. "We settled down, though, and quit trying to force things and loosened them up by getting open shots from outside." The victory in the first game of the best-of-5 series was a milestone for Lakers' coach Pat Riley. With 99 career playoff victories, Riley tied former Bos- Rudy Gutierrez El Paso Times "So far, he's done everything we've asked. It's just a question of whether he wants to go a mile or not. "But he's run 6Vfe furlongs twice and won both. He likes to come from off the pace and, so far, he's looked real strong at the end." After another pause, Danley smiled a little and said, "I think he'll run real good Sunday." While One For Nana is the top choice, Danley's other Please see Derby 8C Andress triple jumper sets regional record: 40-feet4 By Julio Lujan El Paso Times LUBBOCK - Andress senior Bridgette Peace set a meet record of 40 feet, 4 inches in winning the Class 5A triple jump Friday at the Class 5A Region I track meet. Peace, the defending champion in the event, topped her personal best of 39-8 Vfe, which she jumped as the bronze medalist at the 1989 state meet in Austin. "It felt good breaking other people's records that had been standing for a while," said Peace, who bested the mark of 39- 6 set in 1986."It gives me more self-esteem to break more records." Parkland's Lisa Austin S laced second with a jump of 9-8V4 to also advance to the May 11-12 state meet in Austin. Another Parkland athlete, Sonya Wills, was a distant second in the discus with a toss of 121-0. Euless Trinity's Eileen Vanisi won the event with a record throw of 150-4. j , Another record was set by Wichita Falls pole vaulter Jay-son Lavender, who broke his own mark with a leap of 17-3. Lavender is a two-time defending state champion. Despite jumping behind the take-off board, Peace registered her best series ever: 39-2, 39-3, 40- 4, 40-1, 40-2 and 39-4. "I just had a lot of energy," said Peace, bound for UTEP on ton coach Red Auerbach as the winningest playoff coach in the NBA. The second game of the series is Sunday at the Forum, with the series then - shifting to Houston for games Tuesday and Thursday. Although the Lakers had the NBA's best record this season (63-19) and the Rockets Finished 41-41, the teams split their season series, with each winning twice at home. El Paso splits 2 games with San Antonio Diablos remain in 1st place by 1 game SAN ANTONIO - Pitcher Steve Monson allowed five hits in 6V6 innings and Charlie Montoyo hit two home runs as the El Paso Diablos defeated San Antonio, 5-2, Friday. The victory came in the first game of a Texas League doub-leheader. San Antonio Monson earned a split, taking the second baseball game, 5-2. The split left El Paso atop the Texas League's Western Division, one game ahead of San Antonio. Both games were seven innings. The teams play the fourth game of their series tonight. Right-hander Dean Freeland, 1-0, will pitch for El Paso against the Missions' Zak Shin-all, 1-0. Montoyo hit his home runs in the first and seventh innings. Jesus Alfaro led off the fourth inning with another El Paso home run. The Diablos' other run also came off extra-base power, Sandy Guerrero hitting a triple and scoring on Craig Cooper's double. Monson evened his record at 1-1 but needed help from Chris George, who got the final two outs to earn his third save. "It's good to have' a guy like Chris George to come in and get them out," Monson said. "I didn't start out too well, but about halfway through the game, I began getting my fastball in more effectively. These (San Antonio) guys love the fastball, so it was fun to challenge them. They're going after you and you're going after them." Monson walked three and struck out three. Dan Opperman pitched a , complete game for the Missions in the second. r , ' t B Baseball: Del Valle High won the District 2-5A title 8C D Tennis: The Coronado boys , qualified three players for state while competing at the regional championships in Lubbock 7C B Golf. The Hanks boys are in third place entering today's final ;i round of the Region I touma-mentin Lubbock 7C a track scholarship. "When I jumped 40 feet the first time, I ' thought it would be more,, like 39 or 38 feet." 4 Peace competes in today's long jump, possibly the 200- ' meter final and will run anchor on both the 400- and 800-meter relays. In Friday's qualifying, Hanks' Chandra Hooper ran the ' day's best in the girls 300-meter ;.' intermediate hurdles at 44.92 : seconds, fifth-best time in Texas J this season. Bel Air's Jody' Gonzalez led the qualifiers for1; the boys 110 high hurdles with a time of 14.59. Del Valle's David Osborne cleared 6-8 in the high jump but;, finished fourth because of more ' misses at a lower height. : Arlington Lamar's Jason Kim- 5 ble won the event with the same jump. ; Other El Paso athletes who E laced Friday: Hanks freshman aren Boone (fourth in the triple jump at 37-2); Irvin'sJ Jackie Kennedy (fifth in the triple jump at 36-4); and Park- land's Pat Jiles (sixth in the; . boy 8 long jump at 23-3 Vi). 1 ft-

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