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fJ NEWS-REVIEW Sports Dept. 347-2579 THURSDAY, JULY 25, 1991, page 13 ComicsClassifiedsTea Tables B25 ffiiiiilf'iimiiwuiiiiin in i ill urn mmmi lh Stadiwm issue takes another turn THURSDAY SPORTS IN BRIEF One disagreement has centered on ownership. In June, McNamara proposed building a new, $200-million stadium and parking lot with revenues from a countywide tax on hotel and motel rooms. "As far as stadium ownership goes, the Hotel-Motel Tax act requires that the county own the stadium," McNamara said. "There is no legal authority for a city or a joint authority to levy such a tax." Young said the city might finance the stadium itself.

"The city is not without experience in floating bonds. We can bring in money if we have to," he said. Taubman said he would ask McNamara to join the authority. No dates for meetings had been set; Young and McNamara haven't met face-to-face over the stadium issue. One area of agreement has been the location of a new stadium.

County officials have asked the Tigers to delay considering sites outside Detroit until Aug. 1. Earlier this year, Tigers President Bo Schembech-ler set that date for the city and county to submit a design and financing proposal. Taubman said he was convinced the Tigers would stay in Detroit, even if a proposal wasn't put together by Aug. 1.

Tigers spokesman Greg Shea wouldn't comment on the proposed stadium authority, since the team wasn't represented at Wednesday's announcement. Tigers defeat Twins without homer help DETROIT (AP) Baseball season is in high gear. But hard-nosed political football is being played here over the knotty issue of where to build a new stadium for the Detroit Tigers and how to pay for it Detroit Mayor Coleman Young on Wednesday announced creation of the Detroit-Wayne Stadium Authority, in which the city and Wayne County would jointly own the new stadium. Young was accompanied by several prominent businesspersons. They included billionaire developer A.

Alfred Taubman, Young's designated representative in stadium negotiations with the Tigers. "It's obvious we need the joint efforts of everyone," Taubman said. "We still need a Detroit: Detroit's Bill Gullickson fires Wednesday night. Gullickson, with help as the Tigers posted a 6-3 victory. DETROIT (AP) Sure, the Detroit Tigers lead the major leagues in home runs.

But shortstop Travis Fryman says every big hit doesn't have to clear the fence. Detroit's string of 10 straight games with at least one homer ended Wednesday night. So the Tigers stole two bases, took extra bases on bad throws and two Minnesota errors and beat out three infield singles en route to a 6-3 victory over the Twins. "That is the mark of a good team, that we can win different ways," said Fryman, who scored three runs. "We are always having different guys getting big hits, and winning the games for us." The Tigers are five games over .500, six games behind Toronto in the AL East.

"We aren't in contention yet," said Manager Sparky Anderson. "If we are still six back on August 13, after our double-headers, then we are in the hunt. Either way, this has been a fun season." The Tigers lead the majors with 122 homers. Tony Phillips, who had three hits, said that statistic has overshadowed the Tigers' hustle, defense and timely hitting. "We didn't hit a homer tonight, so everybody notices the little things, but we've done it all year," Phillips said.

"We wouldn't be in the pennant race if we just stood around and waited for a three-run homer." Detroit's Bill Gullickson (13-5) moved into a six-way tie for the major league lead in wins, despite his 4.15 eamed-run average joint effort to make it happen." Wayne County was not represented at the news conference. In a statement released afterward, County Executive Edward McNamara rebuffed Young's plan. "It's time for Mayor Young to stop dealing through third parties and do his own negotiation," McNamara said. "I urge Mayor Young to come forward himself and work this out. There is too much at stake to let this drift any longer." "The city has proposed to McNamara on at least three different occasions our willingness to enter into a partnership.

It takes two to tango," Young said. "It should be clear it's not the city that stands in the way of this authority." AP photo a pitch in first inning against Miinnesota from Mike Henneman, won his 13th game Detroit 6, Minnesota Baltimore 5, California New York 10, Seattle 2, and Kansas City 7, Milwaukee 4. Athletics 8, Indians 4 Show (1-2) allowed three runs, two earned, and six hits in six innings as the visiting A's won their third straight. The A's took the lead for good with three runs in the sixth off Greg Swindell (6-8). Dave Henderson had a two-run homer and Oakland scored the go-ahead run on Terry Steinbach's RBI single.

Jose Canseco hit his 24th home run, a two-run shot, in the seventh. "Greg said he wasn't tired," Cleveland manager Mike Hargrove said of Swindell. "I don't know if he was out of gas, but it looked like he was. Henderson got a hit off a bad changeup, and I think Canseco hit a fastball. You can't make mistakes like that to good hitters and get away with them." Red Sox 2, Rangers 1 Joe Hesketh and two relief pitchers combined on a two-hitter as Boston spoiled Boyd's Texas debut with a victory that snapped a six-game losing streak.

Hesketh (4-1) went 6 2-3 innings before Jeff Gray and Jeff Reardon finished up as the Red Sox broke a four-game Texas winning streak. Reardon pitched a perfect ninth for his 24 th save. Boyd went five innings against his old teammates and gave up two runs, six hits, three walks and had four strikeouts. Boyd, who arrived in Arlington at 2 a.m. Wednesday, left after having thrown 96 pitches.

Boyd, who pitched seven years for Boston, was obtained from Montreal on Seles returns verbal volley to Graf CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) Top-ranked Monica Seles, contending she shouldn't have been criticized for skipping this week's Federation Cup, returned a verbal volley from Steffi Graf. "Steffi has her own opinions and I have my opinions also but I don't think they are supposed to be public," Seles said Wednesday, "Women's tennis is a small group and I think the top players should stick together, not make accusations." Seles made her comments in advance of her appearance in next week's Mazda Classic. She also said the sore left leg that caused her to miss Wimbledon is much better. Graf, who is playing in the Federation Cup, said Seles' decision to skip the international team competition in England was "not excusable," since Seles played in an exhibition tournament last weekend at Mahwah, NJ.

Indians demote long time relief ace CLEVELAND (AP) The Cleveland Indians demoted reliever Doug Jones, their all-time save leader, to Colorado Springs of the Pacific Coast League. Jones, 34, had the right to refuse the assignment and become a free agent, but said he would report to the minors. If he had opted for free agency, he would have forfeited more than $700,000 remaining on his $2.05 million salary for this year. Jones is 1-7 with a 7.47 ERA and six saves in 1 1 opportunities this season. He had a team-record 43 saves last year, his third straight year with more than 30.

He has 127 saves in four-plus seasons with Cleveland. Redskins sign No. 1 quarterback WASHINGTON (AP) Washington Redskins quarterback Mark Rypien signed a contract, ending a 10-day holdout. Details of the agreement were not disclosed. Rypien earned $300,000 last year, the lowest salary of any NFL starting quarterback.

Capriati, Fernandez singles winners NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) Jennifer Capriati and Mary Joe Fernandez won singles matches as the United States defeated Bulgaria 3-0 to advance to the third round of the Federation Cup. Capriati defeated Magdalena Maleeva 7-5, 6-2, and Fernandez beat Katerina Maleeva 6-2, 6-1. Gigi Fernandez and Zina Garrison defeated the Maleeva sisters 6-2, 6-1 in doubles. Germany, Spain, Czechoslovakia, Austria, Switzerland and Indonesia also advanced to the quarterfinals. Steffi Graf, who defeated Patricia Hy 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 in Germany's 2-1 victory over Canada, will miss the remainder of the tournament with tendinitis in her right shoulder.

Compiled by Jerry Rosevear from Associated Press news sources. Petoskey hosting Great Lakes fast pitch regional Two berths in the Women's Class National Softball (fast pitch) Tournament will be up for grabs here this weekend when four teams two from the Petoskey League square off in a Great Lakes Regional Tournament. The event, set for Bayfront Park's Ed White Field, opens at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 27, when Sports Peddler from Petoskey meets Janson Builders of Birch Run followed by Dairy Queen, also from the Petoskey League, against the Waterford Merchants. Other games Saturday are at 7:30 a.m and 9:30 p.m.

First Game Sunday, July 28, is at 10 a.m. with the finals at 11:30 a.m. Just two weeks ago Janson won the Women's Class state championship while Dairy Queen was third which qualified them for the Great Lakes Regional. Sports Peddler was fourth in that recent state tournament and got into the Great Lakes Regional when state runner up Merrill Stingers decided not to compete. First and second place teams will advance to the National Tournament Aug.

15-18 at Bessemer, Ala. Athletics' pitcher finally records first AL victory and 161 hits allowed in 134 innings. "We've had some offensive success when I pitch. I'm the first to admit that," Gullickson said. "I really don't look for wins and losses.

I just try to go out and throw good innings." Gullickson's success isn't solely due to good support, according to his opponents. "He comes at you with a fastball, then he keeps you off balance by mixing up his pitches," said Minnesota's Chili Davis. "He's been the same since I first saw him, but he is tough to beat." Pitching has pushed the Twins to the top of the West, and they got another decent outing from their staff Wednesday. Four Minnesota pitchers combined to strike out 12 Tigers, and even the six runs on 1 1 hits they allowed didn't discourage manager Tom Kelly. "In this park, against that lineup, that isn't bad pitching," Kelly said.

"We just didn't get any hitting when we needed it." David West (1-2) took the loss for Minnesota, allowing three runs on six hits in 5 2-3 innings. West struck out eight. The loss was Minnesota's second straight, but they remain four games in front of the AL West pack. "We've lost two straight before," Kent Hrbek said. "Gullickson pitched a good game, and we aren't hitting the ball.

But we're still in first" See TIGERS, page IS AP photo Arlington, Texas: Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd made his first start for Texas against Boston Wedneday, losing 2-1. Boyd, traded by Montreal earlier in the week, is a former Red Sox. done," Schmidt said. "You could say we considered him one of the best tackles in the business, and that's the way he is paid. "This was one of those deals that couldn't be worked out until the time was right.

Lomas knew all along he would be treated well and it was a matter of his being satisfied with that" Brown's return also relieves pressure on the Lions' make-shift offensive line. Coach Wayne Fontes continually searched for a starting lineup with Brown, Salem and Eric Sanders the team's three See LIONS, page 14 rt4. -v Jul F- 4 fir, A v4l Ik v. I 'A hi I ml -1 Sunday in a trade for two minor leaguers and a player to be named later. "I was more off mentally than physically," Boyd said.

"The distraction of playing my old team put me off track just enough. I wanted everyone over there to say: 'The Can looks good. That's all I wanted." Blue Jays 2, White Sox 1 David Wells won his seventh straight decision and John Olerud and Joe Carter each drove in a run as Toronto won in Chicago. Olderud hit his 12th home run of the season and Carter had an RBI single. Wells (124) has won 10 of his last 11 decisions.

In 6 1-3 innings he gave up one run on six hits and one walk, striking out two. Tom Henke got the last three outs to earn his 20th save, after Duane Ward pitched a scoreless eighth. Jack McDowell (12-5) allowed 10 hits and struck out nine in losing for only the second time in his last nine decisions. He pitched his league-leading eighth complete game. Orioles 5, Angels 2 Rookie Chito Martinez hit his second game-winning home run since being called up from the minors on July 5 as Baltimore beat visiting California.

Martinez's fourth homer in 16 games broke a seventh-inning tie, providing the Orioles with only their second victory in eight games. The home run gave Baltimore a 3-2 lead, and Leo Gomez added a two-run homer in the eighth. See AMERICAN LEAGUE, page IS respected that stand," said Brown, who was fined a total of $15,000 for his holdout. Brown said he did not want to be tied down to a long-term deal because of changes in the free-agent market that could increase movement and salaries for NFL players. The Lions' most recent offer was $750,000 a year for three years.

"With the market changes going on in the league, for my sake, I didn't want a drawn-out contract," Brown said. "A short deal is the best possible situation for me right now." "I think this involved a compromise on Lomas' part nd our part and we got it By The Associated Press Going from the National League to the American League hasn't been all that smooth a transition for Eric Show, a longtime fixture in the San Diego Padres' starting rotation. Show had won 100 games for the Padres before coming over to the American League with the Oakland Athletic as a free agent in December. But it wasn't until Wednesday night in Cleveland Show's 11th appearance and third start with the A's that he finally won for the first time in the AL, 8-4 over the Indians. "This was a long time coming for me and I feel great about it," said Show, who signed with the A's after going 6-8 for the Padres last year.

"The last two years have seemed like a giant rut. Frankly, my only motivation was to pay back the A's. I wanted to show them they made the right decision." So did Oil Can Boyd, who returned to the AL with the Texas Rangers following a two-year stint in the National League with the Montreal Expos. Boyd was 6-8 with the Expos before being acquired by the Rangers last Sunday. Boyd made his first start for Texas Wednesday and lost a 2-1 decision to the Boston Red Sox, his former team.

"You could tell he was a little nervous because he wanted to show what he had and he wanted to win," said Boston's Mike Greenwell after the game in Arlington. "It's fun to face him." Elsewhere, it was Toronto 2, Chicago Lions give All-Pro PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) All-Pro tackle Lorn as Brown ended his unpleasant 10-day holdout a happy man Wednesday. The Detroit Lions left tackle signed a contract extension that will keep him in Detroit through 1992, the team announced. No other terms were disclosed.

Brown, 28, came into the season on the option year of a $425,000 contract. He was looking for a deal that would make him one of the highest-paid offensive lineman in the NFL. The signing of Brown leaves the Lions with three remaining holdouts running back Barry Sanders, linebacker Mike Cofer tackle contract extension, three players still out and tackle Harvey Salem. Each is being fined $1,500 per day. "Both sides made compromises and I'm comfortable where I'm at right now," Brown said at the Silverdome.

"I'll be among the tops in the league now at my position and that's what I was looking for all along." Brown, drafted in the first round out of Florida in the 1985 draft, had been upset with several aspects of the renegotiations, including a proposed $100,000 signing bonus and the length of the contract "I felt I had to make a stand and (Lions' chief operating officer) Chuck Schmidt.

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