El Paso Times from El Paso, Texas on June 25, 1991 · 6
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f El Paso Times Tuesday June 25, 1991 Sports Editor: Ray Hagar, (915) 546-6100 This page printed on recycled paper Section 0 2C 3C 4C Briefing Baseball Classifieds .JIMIIIIIIIIIJ, .11. .1.1, J J 1 JIII-IIIJJ Scores Texas League Baseball El Paso 4, Midland 2 Major League Baseball American League Toronto 4, Cleveland 3 Minnesota 5, New York 0 Chicago 6, Seattle 2 California 9, Kansas City 4 National League San Diego 4, SL Louis 1 Walker signs with Vikings EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Herschel . Walker agreed to a one-year contract with the Minnesota Vikings on Monday, ending months of sometimes bitter negotiations. Terms were not disclosed. The situation appeared headed for arbitration because the Vikings and Walker disagreed about the player's 1990 base salary upon which qualifying offers had to be made. The Vikings said it was $1 million, the amount originally called for in his contract. Walker said it was $2.25 million, adjusted to include the $1.25 million that the Dallas Cowboys paid him to accept the 1989 trade to Minnesota. Notre Dame's star signs with Bears LAKE FOREST, 111. -The Chicago Bears have signed draft picks Chris Zorich and Chris Gardocki to four-year contracts. Zorich, a defensive line- i man from Notre Dame, was the Bears' second-round . choice, while Gardocki, a punter-place kicker from Clemson, was taken in the third round. Zorich, a Chi- cago native, won the Lom-bardi Award for the nation's best interior lineman as a senior. Laker Divac leads Yugoslavia team ROME - Vlade Divac fueled an early second-half surge by Yugoslavia to lead the defending champions to a 76-67 victory over Spain in the first round of the European Basketball Championships on Monday. Divac, who helped the Los Angeles Lakers to the NBA Finals, had eight points, three rebounds and two steals in the game and they all came in the first 10 minutes of the second half as Yugoslavia opened a 20-point lead. "I'm really tired following the NBA playoffs but I hope to improve my form and efficiency in the next games," Divac said. Dravecky is OK after amputation NEW YORK - Former major league pitcher Dave Dravecky was discharged from Memorial Sloan-Ket-tering Cancer Center on Monday, six days after his left arm and shoulder were amputated. Dr. Murray Brennan, chairman of the hospital's Department of Surgery, who performed the operation, described Dra-vecky's recovery as, "superb, both phsyically and psychologically." Porsche leaves Formula One races STUTTGART, Germany Porsche, which built en- gines that won three consecutive Formula One championships for the McLaren team in the 1980s, will be out of the sport until the fall to conduct further tests on its troubled motors. The Footwork team cars that have been powered by Porsche engines will continue racing with a Ford Cosworth motor. Porsche, out of Formula One since turbo engines were banned following the 1986 season, returned this season. Porsche was hoping to have an engine ready for the Oct. 20 Japanese Grand Prix. The Footwork team is owned by a Japanese busi-neKHmnn. TIm wiro reports Ambrose's pitching helps By Ruben Luna El Paso Times The El Paso Diablos bullpen got a much needed rest Monday night, thanks to Mark Ambrose. Ambrose pitched seven innings and struck out nine batters to lead the El Paso Diablos to a 4-2 victory over the Midland Angels in a Texas League baseball game at Cohen Center. Mark Chapman, who was the only Diablos relief pitcher not to pitch in Sunday's 20-18 loss to Midland, pitched the final two it's all wet at ' '. .'.V: :...- 4 h fr. . 'ii V - ' 1 4 "S" . H Tennis fans waited under umbrellas Monday as rain washed out the opening day at Wimbledon. The tournament will open today instead, if the weather cooperates. Wimbledon's no-refund policy cost the fans up to $26 for each ticket more if they bought the tickets from scalpers. Seles injury not serious, doctor says Gannett New Service WIMBLEDON, England -The mysterious ailment that forced Monica Seles to give up her bid for a grand slam is "not serious,", a Women's Tennis Association official said Monday a diagnosis confirmed in Vail, Colo., by the doctor who treated her. "We've not been advised of the exact nature of the iniury, but I have been led to believe it's related to a prior problem she had at the French Open with shin splints," said Gerard Smith, the WTA's McCarthy: By BUI Knight El Paso Times Randy Brown, the two-time All-Big WeBt performer from New Mexico State, could be a second-round pick in Wednesday's NBA draft, Aggie coach Neil McCarthy Baid. "We had a lot of assistants from around the NBA call," McCarthy said about the interest in Brown, a 6-foot-3 point guard. "I think the concensus is he might go in the second round. Kandy had a real good Kant-West game, played real well in innings, allowing one hit. "Ambrose and Chapman had outstanding games,' Diablos manager Dave Huppert said. "We needed this in a big -way." The victory gave the Diablos, the Texas League's first half Western Division champions, a 2-1 record in the second half of the season. The Angels are 1-2. J Unlike Sunday's game in which the two teams combined for 38 runs and 45 hits, Ambrose pitched with control and efficiency. "Last night, everyone started Wimbledon 4 "" V i1 " . " ; f ... X ... Wimbledon on TV: 6 to 8:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. on HBO cable, channels 99 and 18. chief executive officer. "Let me say it's not her arm, as has been rumored; she's not going to have surgery, which has also been rumored; and that we expect Monica to be back playing in three weeks." When Seles, 17, withdrew Friday bringing a $6,000 fine Monday from the WTA Aggies' guard the Japan all-star series for three games and did extremely well in that four-day NBA camp they have in Chicago. They said he did one of the best jobs there." Brown said, "I haven't really talked to anybody yet. But that's O.K. I'll just wait and see what happens. I think I played well in the three all-star situations." Brown has been known for his leadership, his great quickness and his defensive uhility. His shortcoming has been shooting. Diablos win hitting early," Ambrose, 6-2, said. "It was important for me to get off to a good start and shut them down early tonight. Hitting is contagious. If they had started hitting early, last night might have carried over." . Ambrose gave up two runs on-five hits while striking out nine. "I thought it was most important for me to establish my curveball," Ambrose said. "I knew that if I threw strikes early, I could come back later and throw some out of the strike zone." t s '3'' r Associated Press she said in a statement that her injuries were the result of "a minor accident." The health and whereabouts of the I Australian Open and French Open champion have been the object of much speculation since. Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Steadman said Monday that he treated Seles last Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and expects to see her again soon. - On the possibility of Seles being able to play again in three weeks, Steadman said: "I don't disagree with that." may be drafted in NBA's 2nd round B NBA draft: The NBA draft will last only two rounds and will be televised live Wednesday, beginning at 5:30 p.m. MDT, on TNT, cable channel 19. "That's certainly one of the points I need to work on," Brown said. "I know that. And I am working on it. But I think the big key for me ia to go to camp wherever and not try to overdo ... just piny my game and do my best at it." McCarthy said Brown's strong suits certainly outnum COIIEfl CEIJTER IIOriESTAIID Texas L may get 3 new teams, Paul says Springfield, Mo., Austin top list; Tulsa may leave By Ray Hagar El Paso Times The Texas League could have three new franchises within the next few years because of recent Major League expansion, said El Paso Diablos' majority owner Jim Paul. Paul feels the Class AA Texas League will get two new franchises with the recent expansion in the National League. Another could come if current Texas League member Tulsa is awarded a AAA franchise because of the expansion. Four groups are currently seeking entry into the Texas League Springfield, Mo., Baton Rouge, La., Austin and a group in Round Rock, Texas, near Austin. Monday, Tulsa was named to a list of five finalist for the two new AAA franchises by the National Association AAA Expansion and Realignment Committee. If Tulsa is awarded a AAA team, its Texas League franchise would be forced to move. The other cities on the AAA expansion list are: Annapolis, Md.; Birmingham, Ala.; Charlotte, N.C.; and Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The new AAA teams will begin play in 1993, the same year Denver and Miami join the National League. New Class A A teams begin play in 1994, Paul said. Owners of the new AAA expansion teams will have to pay $4.7 million cash, or $5 El Paso bowling tournament changes dates for network TV By Ruben Luna El Paso Times This year's $130,000 El Paso Open bowling tournament will be almost a week and a half earlier than last year to accommodate national television, Benny Salcines, executive director of the tournament said. Bowl El Paso will once again host the tournament, sanctioned by the Professional Bowlers Association, which begins July 2 with the televised finals July 6 nationally on ABC, KVIA-TV channel 7 in El Paso. "There was one main reason this year's tournament was scheduled earlier," Salcines, who is also general manager of Bowl El Paso, Baid. "The promotion that ABC gives the City of El Paso is much larger than that given by ESPN." ber his one shortcoming. "Randy's such a great com- pctitor. He has tremendous athleticism. He has good basketball intelligence. And he's really a pressure player ... good mental toughness, 1 guess you'd say. "His only question mark is his shooting. But I know he knows that. And I know he's working on it every day. H find Tim Hardawnv (former UTEP star, now Golden State star) meet every morning for a couple of hours work. I know, eventually, that shot will come Tonight's game B Who: Midland Angels (1-2) vs. El Paso Diablos 2-1). E3 WhenWhere: 7 p.m. at Cohen Center. Q Starting pitchers: Midland left-hander Rli Martinez (1-2) vs. El Paso right-hander Jeff Schwarz (5-4). B Tickets: Box seats $5, reserved $4, general admission $3.50. B Promotion: $1 tickets for everyone. Subway sandwich shops will build a 105-foot sandwich before the game. New AAA cities Here is a list of the five final cities under consideration for the two new AAA baseball franchises: B Annapolis, Md.: City would have to build a ballpark, but they have a lot of money appropriated for it The Maryland governor has assured there is about $10 million to build a new park. . B Birmingham, Ala.: Great stadium, about a $16 million facility that is actually in Hoover, Ala. It opened about two years ago and was built with major league dimensions in mind. B Charlotte, N.C.: Great stadium, actually located in Fort Mill, S.C., and in its second year. It, too, was built with major league specifications. It could be expanded to 46,000 seats. B Ottawa: City has appropriated $21 million to build a new facility and has sold 6.250 season tickets at $580 apiece. B Tulsa, Okla.: It has just increased its stadium to about 11,000 seats, 1,000 above the AAA minimum. It has increased attendance by 10-20 percent yearly for the last five years. million if on time payment, for. the franchises. An expansion Texas League team will probably cost about $3 million, Paul said. i Paul feels Tulsa has a very good shot at moving up. "That's just a great opera- Please see Expansion 3C Both ABC and ESPN are currently televising this year's professional tournaments. "We think that with ABC, the city gets about $50,000 to $100,000 in free advertising with about three million viewers," Salcines said. "With ESPN, only about 1 million or so people are watching." This year's field of entrants, expected to be at the maximum of 160, will also have a slightly different local twist. Instead of only allowing three local amateur bowlers to participate in the professional tournament, PBA officials have increased that number to five three of which have already been determined: Lee Towner, Chuck Eichensehr and Joe . Samborn from Las Cruces. "The final two spots for the local bowlers will be determined this Sunday at Bowl El Paso," Salcines said. around." Brown averaged 13.2 points per game as a junior at NMSU. then 12.1 as a senior. He had 109 assists as a junior, 187 as a senior. He also set a school record for steals in a season with 91, ranking 11th nationally in steals. I just want a chance, now," he said. "I've always wanted to play in the NBA like every other basketball player. I don't have a team preference, although I feel like I'd fit in with a team that runs better ... like Portland or San Antonio.

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