The Province from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on July 7, 1983 · 16
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The Province from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada · 16

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Thursday, July 7, 1983
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stsT cor? .C2 THE PROVINCE, Thursday, July 7, 1983 Sports 4 t ;: Prediction: Sweep for CP photo Quarterback Dieter Brock talks at Winnipeg news conference while general manager Paul Robson looks on glaringly. By IAN MACLA1NE Canadian Press Calgary Starnpeders will be an unknown quantity on the field and it's hardly likely they'll answer many questions in their 1983 Canadian Football League season opener at home tonight. Head coach Jack Gotta has put together a Who's Who of quarterback-ing tonight's starter Bernard Quarles and Danny Barrett with homebrew Gerry Dattilio destined to third-string obscurity. Running back James Sykes and receiver Willie Armstead give the Starnpeders some stability offensively, but it won't be the stuff that can match Toronto Argonauts and their shoot-and-run offence generated by quarterback Condredge Holloway. The shoot-and-run part of the Argos arsenal has been somewhat suspect since Darrell Davis quit as offensive co-ordinator two weeks into training camp and after Toronto destroyed Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the first of four pre-season exhibition games. Although the Argos ran their exhibition record to 3-1, they lacked the finesse that accompanied their victories when Davis was directing the on-field action from high in the spotter's booth. Regular-season action begins a couple of hours earlier in Montreal where the Concordes entertain Saskatchewan Roughriders. Ottawa Rough Riders visit Winnipeg Blue Bombers Friday night. Edmonton Eskimos are in Hamilton Saturday night. Toronto at Calgary The Argos are going to have that shoot-and-run offence put to the test this year, but it's not fair to saddle the Starnpeders with the task this weekend maybe later. Toronto by eight. Saskatchewan at Montreal Look for Joe (747) Adams to test the Montreal secondary early and often. If he doesn't get burned by the Youngs Preston and Mark and Andre Francis, the Western Riders will have an opportunity to pull this one out. Unlike a year ago, Joe Galat's head coaching job could be on the line early. There's talk the men upstairs mainly president-general manager Sam Etcheverry and his assistant, Bob Geary are maintaining a wait-and-see attitude about the moves. Montreal by four. Canada 1 nipped at wire NEWPORT, R.I. Canada 1 suffered a loss Wednesday at the hands of Italy's Azzurra, but considered a protest against a race committee decision to allow the match to stand despite cancellation of an earlier pairing. Azzurra cruised around the shortened, 14-mile Olympic course in two hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds, 2:58 ahead of Canada I and just one second under the race limit. Canada 1 publicist Gordon Smea-ton said skipper Terry McLaughlin would likely protest the race committee decision "allowing this one-second victory to stand." A matchup between Australia's Advance and France 3 was abandoned earlier when neither boat completed the course within the three-hour limit. A later pairing of Austrafia II and Challenge 12 was also abandoned when the clock ran out. The Australian entry Advance could taste victory as it rounded the fourth mark with a 50-second lead over France 3. But the clock ran out before the Australians could collect their first win. A rematch later in the day saw France 3 beat Advance by 123. Canada 1 faces Victory 83 of England today. Willock pushes for team spot . The on-again-off-again cycling career of Martin Willock is back in high gear this year as the 28- year-old Victoria native wheels toward a spot on the Canadian national road racing team: A national team member in 1979, Willock retired in '80, returned to the team in '81 and then retired ' again in 1982. According to pattern he's back on the "on' cycle this year with his sights set on a berth on the national team for a third time. He'll be one of more than 125 riders taking part in this weekend's , 14th annual two-day Whistler race. It's no easy feat, this Whistler race. Perhaps 28 is not considered old by most standards, but Willock is two birthdays shy of 30 in a sport that defines its masters as being 35 and older. Most of the top riders in the race are in their early or mid-20s. The Whistler race is a test of stamina. It's one which subjects its participants to 165 miles of torturous riding mostly uphill and often under the stress of extreme heat or rain and slippery pavement. And that's not to mention the falling rock or cars and trucks that can make negotiating the Squamish Highway a squeamish task for cyclists. So, why does he do it? "First, it's hard to get competitive cycling out of your blood," sajd Willock after finishing a training ride Wednesday. "1: decided to get back into racing this year because I plan to be more competitive next year. I reajly have this dream to ride in an Olympics and I'd like to make the Canadian team. "And, since I turn 29 in September it's getting a little late for comebacks." Willock, who finished second to his brother Befiiie in the 1981 Whistler race, had retired to spend nine months building a house in 1980 and then took 1982 off so he could start the repair business he operates in Victoria. The business is doing well enough now that he plans to down tools next year and compete in a number of races in North America. Willock said there are about 10 or 12 riders who would be ahead of him right now if the national team had an opening. He said making the team will be "really hard" but he hopes he can pass some of the people ahead of him by next year. 4 r;i? m fii HZkS ill "I don't really think age is that much of a factor," he said. "In Europe, in the major races like the Tour de France, many of the best racers are in their 30s. They may not have the speed over the short distances but they have stamina. "I won't be able to impress anyone by only winning local races but if I can win some larger races it may open some eyes. "The key now is for me to stay active and that takes time." With his wife returning to work next year, he'll have time to travel to California for a Baja race next spring, and he has a Texas race on his itinerary. He'll also compete in the Tour de Quebec, a three-day race held each June. This summer he finished seventh in the Quebec race, which had a field of 120 from around Canada and the UJS. Willock feels this weekend's race is a big one. "I've never won this race and, of course, I'd like to. It's a difficult race because there's about 4,000 feet of climbing to do but climbing is one of my specialties." Hopefully, for Willock, climbing in the rankings of the Canadian Cycling Association will also become a specialty. Race organizer Jacob Hellbron expects more than 125 cyclists in the field by the time it leaves the starting line at Westcott School in West Vancouver (corner of Taylor Way and Upper Levels) at noon Saturday. The cyclists will then ride 90 miles to Blackcomb the first day. On Sunday they will do a 50-mile circuit between Blackcomb and Pember-ton and finish later that day with a 25-mile criteri-um. The lowest combined time wins. Heilbron, who has entrants from all over Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest, feels North Vancouver's Andrew Hanson is the favorite. Hanson won the B.C. road racing championships two weeks ago in Langley and then captured a 100-mile race on Vancouver Island last weekend. Willock, incidentally, finished second in both those races. King crowns Bassett ENID, Okla. (UPI) Billie Jean King, one of tennis' great veterans, defeated one of the up-and-coming stars, Car-ling Bassett of Canada, 6-1, 6-2 Wednesday night in an exhibition match. King had earlier teamed with Henry Bell-mon, the former U.S. Senator from Oklahoma, to defeat Bassett and University of Oklahoma President William Bahowsky 8-7 in a doubles match. Meanwhile, Guillermo Vilas, the fifth-ranked tennis player in the wo:rld, appealed the one-year suspension and $20,000 fine imposed on him last month by the Men's International Professional Tennis Council. He asked that the penalties be rescinded. The council has charged that Vilas accepted a guarantee to appear last March at a Grand Prix tournament in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Franklin up to par in junior men's golf Unless misfortune overtakes Brent Franklin's golf game this morning, the Shaughnessy shotmaker should win the B.C. junior men's championship at Richmond Country Club. The 17-year-old shot a 73 Wednesday for a 214 total after three rounds, nine shots up on David Marritt of Williams Lake. Marritt, the top juvenile, shot a three-over-par 76. Franklin increased his lead over the field by six shots on Wednesday's play when his main competition, Pitt Meadows' Gary Cusson, blew himself out of contention with an 82. Tied with Cusson at 226 is Blair Dickson of Kelowna, who had a 77 on the 6,61 1-yard layout. Scott Johnston of Rossland-Trail had the second best score Wednesday, shooting a two-over-par 74. Johnston is in a five-way tie for seventh place at 229. Play was cut to the top 50 and ties for today's final 18 holes beginning at 8:15 a.m. Coe captures first match Canadian Press VICTORIA Defending champion Dawn Coe of Lake Cowichan, the top medal qualifier, defeated Joli Peres-zlenyi of Beach Grove 7 and 6 Wednesday in the first round of match play at the B.C. women's amateur golf championship at Royal Col-wood Golf Club. In other matches, Victoria's Nancy Callan defeated Sheila Bentley of Vancouver, 4 and 3, Diane Philiips of Victoria edged Vancouver's Flo McFall 1-up in 19 holes and Gail Moore of Vancouver downed Patty Grant of Mission, also on the 19th hole. Linda Jervis of Pitt Meadows defeated Vicki Woodcock of Vancouver 3 and 2, Susan Hildreth of Vancouver beat Fumie Limoli of Vancouver, 4 and 3, Maureen McDonald of Vemon defeated Jennifer Wyatt of Richmond, 2-up, and Anne Newmann of Victoria downed Pat Derry of Victoria 5 and 4. Coury top coach NEW YORK (AP) Dick Coury of Boston Breakers, who took a collection of no-names and molded them into a playoff contender in the U.S. Football League's inaugural season, was named coach of the year . Best back again The ongoing soccer soap opera in Seattle found a new scenario Tuesday when a Taco-ma citizens' jury ruled in favor of granting indoor soccer rights in the Tacoma Dome to the Major Indoor Soccer League, rather than the North American Soccer League. The MISL group is fronted by former Whitecaps' boss John Best and backed by Weyerhaeuser money. The decision ends weeks of bitter name-calling. The Sounders are now expected to schedule their NASL indoor season at Seattle Coliseum. Prime concern in the Tacoma decision was the weird state of the Sounders' ownership, which ironically was sorted out just before the citizens' jury decision. Bruce (pitch and lads) Anderson is out and former majority owner Frank Coluccio again has majority control (after buying out 37Vi per cent of the club held by Anderson's partner Jerry Horn). Coluccio has said that coach Laurie Calloway is "in trouble" and there is "a 100 per cent chance" of former coach (and ex-White-cap) Alan Hinton returning in some capacity. CROSS Vrablic marker nets tie EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Goals by David Lischner and Igor Vrablic left the U.S. and Canada with a 1-1 tie Wednesday in the first match of a home-and-home series to qualify for the Pan-Am Games. Both goals were scored within the first 15 minutes. Lischner tallied on a header for the Americans at 7:38, following a long throw-in by John Stollmeyer. Canada followed suit at 14:02 when Vrablic of Waterloo, Ont., took a pass from James Low-ery of Port Alberni on the right side of the box, fought off two defenders and drilled a 15-foot shot inside the near post. The teams meet again Sunday in Hamilton, with the winner of the series advancing to the Pan-Am Games at Caracas, Venezuela, August 14-29. Ottawa at Winnipeg The Rough Riders have J.C. Watts, the Blue Bombers have nought for this one. Enough said. Watts has every right to expect Ottawa will try to renegotiate his contract after his play in the exhibition games when he returned from a self-imposed exile. Veteran Winnipeg QB Dieter Brock has decided to follow Watt's example and terminate his early retirement. Brock announced Wednesday he would report for practice with the Bombers immediately. Until Brock is ready for action, the Bombers are not likely to function well offensively. Mark Jackson just doesn't fill the bill. Ottawa by five. Edmonton at Hamilton This one could come down to a battle of the boot, Edmonton veteran Dave Cutler and Hamilton's Mr. Consistency, Bernie Ruoff. Both offences are capable of producing exciting and explosive scores. But the Eskimos are notoriously slow getting out ofthe gate. For that reason, and the fact Warren Moon of Edmonton and Hamilton's Tom Clements usually are at their best against each other, the result could rest on the kickers. The Ticats should make it a weekend sweep for the East. Hamilton by three. Hagler, Duran tangle Associated Press Marvin Hagler will fight Roberto Duran for the world middleweight title in a November bout that might bring, each boxer $10 million one of the richest purses ever for a non-heavyweight fight, promoter Bob Arum said in New York Wednesday. Arum said the fight probably would be held at the Dunes in Las Vegas. He said the exact date and site would be announced July 14. Under agreements still to be worked out, Arum said each fighter could earn up to $10 million in percentages of the gate and closed-circuit television revenues. Arum said the Duran-Hagler fight would be 15 rounds, three over the newly-imposed WBC limit of 12 rounds. j ( m J( ' ( m 'ffilffi

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