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Th Independent Record, Helena, Mont., Friday, June 29, 1990 M3 SCOREBOARD MARKETS Racing resumes at Helena Downs Summer meet opens with twilight card The horses will be running again at 5 p.m. today at the Lewis and Clark County Fairgrounds as the Helena Downs Summer meet gets under way with a nine-race card. Helena Downs ran a six-day spring meet in April and May and will now hold a five-day summer meet with races this evening, Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Todays twilight card will include three trial heats in the Open Quarter Horse Futurity and two trials in the Open Quarter Horse Derby. But the last three races will be for thoroughbreds, including a finale with nine horses running one mile for a purse of $1,000. There will also be one mule race on the card. There will 10 races both Saturday and Sunday with post time at 1:30 p.m. each day. HELENA DOWNS Friday, June 29 Lawk A Clark County Fairground Post Tima: 5 p.m. Raca No. I Opon Quartar Hort Darby Trial, 3 yaar aid. 400 yard. Pura 400. I. Royalura Sttva Ciausan 124 2 Up Jody Davidson 124 3. RR Swwsat III Engine...... Charles Allan 124 4. Faatura Thl Win Tim Giacomalll 124 5. GF Boogla Bar Chad Banlamln 124 0. First Badger Lee Dan Klstlar 124 Early Biro Handicap a I. First Badger Lae, trainar sands thsm raady, looks bost. 2. RR Sweat Lll Bnglns, from good barn, could win. 3. Royalura, win Ilka tha dlstanca. i Raca No. 2 Opan Ourtar Horsa Darby Trial, I yaars aid. 400 yards. Purs 500. 1. Say Ews Do Jody Davidson 124 2. Wall Mill My Grits Den Klstlar 124 3. Ichln N Easy Vic Slgouln 124 4. Tom's Jat Landing Too Justin Dillon 124 5. Soft Sounds Dal Whlta 124 Early Bird Handicap - I. Say iwa Do, bost of these. I. Wall Klsa My Grits, battar than ratod, could surprisa. t. Soft Sounds, could lur-prito. Raca No. I Mula allowance, 3 yaar old and up. 400 yards. Pursa 1550. 1. Octan Mist Justin Dillon 119 2. Wind Song Jeff Jarman 119 3. Molly Bat Clay Dunbar 119 4. Shrlnsrt Shi no Chad Banlamln 119 5. Macho Man Tim Giacomalll 124 4. Bermudas Try Anglo Dan Klstlar 119 7. Gillie Dean Jody Davidson 124 Early Bird Handicap 1. Wind Song, improving, should win boro. 2. Oilllo Doan, Ilka dlstanca, faugh to beat. 3. Bermudas Try Angle, could oo battar, likes longer. Cnc!!:crJ All-Star coaches named Don Zimmer of the Chicago Cubs and Jim Leyland of the Pittsburgh Pirates were named National League coaches Thursday for the 1990 All-Star Game. Zimmer managed the Cubs to the wL East title last season, while Leyland has guided the Pirates to first place in the division this year. Both will be making their first appearance as coaches in the All-Star Game, which will be played July 10 at Wrigley Field. Jim Lefebvre of the Seattle Mariners and Frank Robinson of the Baltimore Orioles were named American League coaches for the game. Robinson was AL manager of the year last season. Topps sues NFL The Topps Co. sued the NFL on Thursday, claiming that the league is trying to monopolize the market in pro football player cards. NFL Properties, the leagues marketing company, wants Topps to stop making Its pro football cards because they are not licensed by the NFL. But in a suit filed in federal court, Topps claims the NFL is trying to elimi- 1 nate competition and corner the market for pro football cards. John Flood, executive vice president of NFL Properties, denied the charge. Its totally unfounded, he said. If we wanted to corner the market, why would we license four other companies in the category? We just dont want anyone to make NFL cards without our permission. Stillwell may face surgery D starting shortstop Kurt Stillwell of the Kansas City Royals has been hospitalized with a severe back problem that may require surgery, the club announced Thursday. Stillwell entered Ballard Community ' Hospital Thursday morning with back spasms after missing Wednesday nights game against Seattle here because of a stiff back. Its been diagnosed as a ruptured disc, Kansas City manager John Wathan said after a 6-4 loss to the Mariners. Well give him a couple of days rest and get him back to Kansas City. Theres a possibility of surgery. Stillwell, 24, has hit .298 in 67 games this season, with one home run and 28 RBIs. This is his third year as the Royals starting shortstop. He played in Tuesday nights game in Seattle and nad two hits. But he had to be carried off the Kansas City team bus into the hotel after the game. He has complained about a bad back this season. Raca No. 4 Opon Ouortor Hors Futurity Trial, I yaars old. 350 yards. Pure 400. 1. Design Time Don Klitlor 120 2. Moskod Prido Jorry Sool 120 3. Tunod In Tima Harold Hoffman 120 4 MorsGom 1 Charlio Potorson 120 5. Ms Coino Tim Giocomolll 120 0. Mystery Mlraoo Chad Benjamin 120 7. Ewe R Easy Chart Allan 120 Early Bird Handicap 1. Design Tima, bast Of these, should win. 2. Mars Gam, the runnor up hors. 1. Tunod In Tlmo, boon working wall. Raca No. S Opon Quarter Horsa Futurity Trial, 2 years old. 350 yards. Pursa 400. 1 BF Re Racer no jockey 120 2. Kiptys Daughter Harold Hoftmen 120 3. Sonor Bongo Don Kittior 120 4. Razzle Dazzle Lone Jorry Sool 120 5 Chalk Em Up Jody Davidson 120 4 Blurred Bloomers Chariot Anon 120 7. Moskod Duchosa Chad Benjamin 120 Early Bird Handicap 1. Chalk Em Up, good tralnor, good ndor, good horsa. 2. Blurrod Bloomers, great bred tllfy, might surprisa. 3. Masked Ducheta, only start ran good, could do bottor. Raco No. 4 OpJn Ouorfer Horse Futurity Trials, 3 yaars old. 350 yards. Pursa 400. 1 Kips Love Chad Benjamin 120 2 Masked Bandolero Jorry Sool 120 3. Ima Special Saint Jody Davidson 120 4. Loos Pleasure Oon Klstior 120 5. Splnnin Tales Vic Slgouln 120 4 Never Band Tha Poge...-HoroldHotTmen 120 7. Lord Bongo Tim Giecomeili 120 Early Bird Handicap t. Loos Pleasure, should catch the speed. 2. Lord Bongo, raady for top at fort. j. Ima Special Saint, an off track will aid him. Race No. 7 Thoroughbred maidens, 3 yaars Id and up. S furlongs. Pursa 1500. 1 Vital Door no jockey 114 2 Bluegrets Swing Don Klstlar 119 3. Singhly Boldly Robin Biaglor 114 4 Rosa's Sistor no jockey 119 5. Doctor Bright no jockey 114 4. Tanks Lady Jody Davidson 121 7. M M. Symphony Stov Clausen 119 g. Autumn Noodle no jockey 119 Early Bird Handicap - 1. Tanks Lady, In with a much softer field today. 2. M.M. symphony, working wall, they soy ho con run. 3. Singhly Boldly, threw out last two racts, will Improve. Raca No. Thoroughbred maidens (3 years old and up). S furlongs. Purs 1500. 1. Bidder Out JarrySoal Ilf 2. Mr. Star Streak Motschanbachar 124 3. Mlyagl Jody Davidson 121 4. J K. Tanne no jockey lOf J Ragal Port ...... Stocka lit 4 Northwest King Tom Hlnolosa 119 7. Terra Varta Jaff Jarman 124 Desert Balladlar Falcon Early Bird Handicap - 1. Northwest King, wall brad and fit and raady. I. Bidder Out, hould Improve, may win this. 3. Mlragl, could do battar, from good stable. Raca Nd. Thoroughbred claiming (1,400), 3 yaars old and up. 1 mile. Pursa 11,004. 1. Smashln Ron! Tim Doughty 123 2. Mooting's Ac no jockoy 174 3. Empory Express no jockey 119 4. Pomona Boy Jody Davidson 122 5. Hot Table M. Stocka 121 4. Batlta Jim no jockey 121 7. Hllldlggar Chad Benjamin 119 I. py Dirt Harold Hoffman 120 9 Kanapall Jarry Seal 122 Early Bird Handicap 1. Meeting's Ace, consistent and like distance. 2. Pomona Boy, dropping down, good boy helps. 3. Smashln Rani, coming off good effort. ' j Win 10th straight NEW YORK (AP) - Everywhere you look the New York Mets are streaking. The Mets beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-4 Thursday night for their 10th straight victory. Darryl Strawberry hit a home run to extend his hitting streak to 17 games and Dwight Gooden won his fourth start in a row. Darryl said this could be a preview of the playoffs, said Manager Bud Harrelson, who is 20-7 since replacing Davey Johnson. We need to show we can beat them. The Mets, who have won 19 of their last 22 games, set a club record with their 20th victory in June and moved into second place in the National League East, one-half game ahead of Montreal. New York trails first-place Pittsburgh by one game and pulled even in the loss column. "We deserve this, Gooden said. After all the things we went through at the start of the season there were times it wasnt fun to come to the park. Strawberry hit Jose Rijos 3-1 pitch over the 396-foot mark in A sizzling season CHICAGO (AP) Success on the field is making life difficult off the field for Ryne Sandberg. A shy, private person, Sandberg seems uncomfortable when he is being interviewed. But as his numbers grow, so do the questions off the field. Can he win another Most Valuable Player award? Is the triple crown possible? "Its too early, Sandberg said of the MVP, which he won in 1984 when the Cubs won the National League East. I havent thought about, he said of the triple crown for leading the league in home runs, batting average and RBIs. A LOT OF PEOPLE havent thought about the triple crown because it has become such an elusive feat, especially in the National League. Joe Medwick of the St. Louis Cardinals was the last NL winner in 1937, while Carl Yastrzemski of the Boston Red Sox was the last one to do it in the American League back in 1967. Sandberg has never won a home run title or a batting championship, and he has never driven in 100 runs in a season. His top average was .314 in 1984 and his best home run season came last year when he Brewers nip Jays for MEDICINE HAT- The Helena Brewers streched their longest winning streak of the season to three games Thursday night as they downed the Medicine Hat Blue Jays 5-4. The Brewers now own a 5-4 record while the Blue Jays fall to a dismal 0-9. The Blue Jays came out smoking in the second of a two-game Pioneer League series, scoring a run in the second and three more in the third as Louis Septimo sent a 360-foot shot over the left cen-terfield wall to give the Blue Jays a 4-1 lead after three inning. Helena found its bats in their Lendl has own word for WIMBLEDON, England (AP) Ivan Lendl, a stickler for precision in tennis and language, insists the proper, word for his great passion to win Wimbledon is not obsession, as many have claimed, but rather, zazrany. Never heard of zazrany (pronounced, za-zhra-nee)? According to a Czechoslovakian dictionary, the word is based on the verb zrat, which means to gulp, devour or eat noisily like an animal. Metaphorically, zazrany means an ingrained yearning or, in Lendls definition, a stubborn desire. OK. So Lendl played like an animal Thursday in devouring his second-round opponent, Czechoslovakian-bom Jakob Hlasek, and is not obsessed, in a psychologically compulsive sense, with capturing the only Grand Slam title to escape his Jose Rijo of Cincinnati slides safely under the tag attempt by New Johnson in the third inning. right-center field leading off the sixth inning. It was Strawberrys 16th home run and gave him eight homers and 23 RBIs during his hitting streak. Gooden also singled home a run in the sixth to give the Mets a 5-2 lead. "I think the Reds will be there in October, and if we play like were capable of, we will, too, Strawberry said. Gooden (7-5) struggled in contrast to his two-hit shutout against Philadelphia last Saturday but ended up with his fourth straight victory. The NL West hit 3u, is ot them during the second half of the season. But Sandberg who started his professional career by playing shortstop for the Helena Phillies in 1978 currently leads the NL with 24 home runs, is second in batting at .344 and is among the league leaders with 52 RBIs. He also is the leading NL vote-getter for the All-Star Game. "It;s nice to be appreciated, said Sandberg, who also has 14 stolen bases. Earlier this c onrihera year the focus Hyne Sandberg was on Sand. bergs fielding. He closed 1989 by setting a record of 90 straight errorless games by a second baseman. He extended the streak to 123 games this season before making a throwing error on Mav 19. half of the fourth as four succe-sive single produced three runs. Rob Beck lead off the inning with a single and was able to move to second on the play due to an errant throw. Juan Flores, the next hitter in the Brewer line up, ripped a single of his own to push Beck to third. Mike Couture followed with a single between short and third to score Beck and move Flores to third. The final two runs of the inning came when Gordon Powell singled scoring both Flores and Couture. The teams played even over the next three innings before Brewer leftfielder Todd Edwards clutches. Lendl chewed up Hlasek, 6-1, 6-3, 6-0, in 78 minutes of near-perfect tennis, opening with an ace and closing with another ace and two service winners. In between, Lendl attacked the net as never before at, Wimbledon, rapping volley winners forehand and backhand, left and right, against a bedazzled Hlasek. He made me look bad because he played so good," Hlasek, a solid player who beat Lendl at the 1988 Masters and took him to five sets with four tie-breakers at the 89 WCT finals, said. He has really improved on grass. The whole game the volley, the serve the confidence. Everything. Lendl, who failed to win Wimbledon in 10 previous attempts, i has repeatedly said that capturing the title is his final mission in t leading Reds, who have won 11 of 16, had runners on base in each of the first four innings but didn't score until the fifth. Chris Sabo singled with two out and Eric Davis followed with his 10th homer to bring the Reds within 3-2. In his last 12 games, Davis has six homers and 12 RBIs. Gooden allowed four runs, 10 hits and fanned five in 7 1-3 innings to give him 103 strikeouts for the season, second in the NL to Ramon Martinezs 121. Former Red John Franco worked for Sandberg third straight win collected his thrid base hit on the evening. Edwards shot was a double to left-center and he was able to come around and score the winning run as the Brewers notched the come from behind 5-4 win. Eric Patton came on to relieve Kevin McDonald in the sixth to record his first win on the young season. The Brewers collected 10 hits on the evening with Edwards leading the pack with three and Flores getting a pair. The Brewers will now travel to Great Falls for a three-game series with the Dodgers starting tonight before returning home for a desire to win tennis. But he rebuffed a suggestion that he is the sentimental favorite this year. Its nice to be the favorite, but its for the wrong reason, he said. I would rather be the villain with five titles under my belt. So involved was Lendl in his one-sided match that he was obli-. vious to the commotion away from Centre Court. Officials suspended play on three courts ' while the police bomb-squad investigated a leather case found near the main gate. It turned out the case contained only a camera, but worried officials werent taking chances after a bomb exploded in a London club on Wimbledons opening day. Martina Navratilova, another York Mets third baseman Howard the final 1 2-3 innings for his 14th save In 16 chances. The Mets scored three runs on four hits in the second inning as Kevin Elster delivered a two-run double and Howard Johnson an RBI double. (More on METS, page 2B) I take my defense seriously, Sandberg said. I have been blessed with quick feet, good hands and good eyes. Cubs manager Don Zimmer said hard work is also an important part of Sandbergs flawless fielding. Usually, guys who play every day take a day off from fielding ground balls in practice, Zimmer said. Not this guy, never. No matter how much he has played. SANDBERG, WHO TURNS 31 in September, has won seven Golden Glove awards and should make it eight this year. But the most improved part of his game is his power hitting. After hitting only 15 homers in his first two seasons, Sandberg had 19 the following season and 26 the year after that. Last year, he hit a career high 30 homers. Im more aggressive, Sandberg said. Last year, I learned to hit with more power. I feel confident when I go to thai plate that Im going to hit the ball hard. Sandberg has always played with confidence in the field. Overall, hes the best (second baseman) Ive seen in my 42 years in baseball, Zimmer said. seven-game home stand begin-, ning Tuesday. HELENA MEOICINI HAT ab r hbl ab r hbi Helena Ml 3M no S Modicln Hat 413 004 404 4 E Floras, Wheat (2), Cattoido. Tavarai, Cool bough (2). LOB Helena 5, Medicine Hat g. 28 Edwards HR- Sop tlmo (1) SB Bowers, Teve-roi S Wheat, Cesfaido, Looba, Choata. IF- Cool- Wimbledon Austrias Alex Antonitsch upset Frances Henri Laconte in five sets. (More WIMBLEDON, page 2B) - J

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