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The Salina Journal Tuesday, April 2, 1985 Page 13 Mantle Royals lose to Reds in ninth, 6-5 FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - Eric Davis lined Kansas City reliever Dan Quisenberry's first pitch of the ninth inning over the left-center field wall for a home run Monday, lifting the Cincinnati Reds to a 6-5 triumph over the Royals in an exhibition game. Cincinnati had tied the score 5-5 in the eighth inning when Cesar Cedeno singled leading off, stole second and scored on a pinch-hit single by Pete Rose. Rose has five hits in seven at-bats this spring for a .714 average. Hal McRae slugged a two-run home run to cap a four-run third inning for Kansas City. Lynn Jones stroked a run-scoring double and Mike Brewer singled to drive in another run in the inning. George Brett, who singled in the Royals first run in the first inning, collected three hits to boost his spring average to .353. Mantle to throw out first ball NEW YORK (AP) - Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle, who was reinstated to baseball's good standing two weeks ago by Commissioner Peter Ueberroth, will throw out the first ball at the New York Yankees' home opener April 16 against the Chicago White Sox, the Yankees said Sunday. Mantle made his last appearance at Yankee Sta- j dium at Old Timers Day on Aug. 7,1982. Mantle, who hit 536 home runs in 18 seasons with I the Yankees, was barred from official baseball functions on Feb. 8, 1983, by then-Commissioner Bowie Kuhn, after taking a job as director of sports promotions for the Claridge Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, N.J. In 1979, Kuhn made a similar ruling after another Hall of Famer, Willie Mays, took a public relations job with Bally's Park Place casino in Atlantic City. On March 18, Ueberroth said that he was lifting the suspensions on Mantle and Mays. "I wanted them back in baseball," Ueberroth said. Bartow not interested in UK job NEW YORK (AP) — Alabama-Birmingham Coach Gene Bartow denied Monday that his interest in the basketball coaching vacancy at the University of Kentucky has been rekindled. "That's not accurate," Bartow said of a published report that he was again interested in the job. He further said he had asked officials at Kentucky to remove his name from the list of prospects to replace Joe B. Hall. Bartow told ABC Radio Sports in a telephone interview that he had considered the job at one time and had met with Kentucky Athletic Director Cliff Hagen, "but I have since withdrawn my name from consideration." "At one time I thought I wanted it," he said. "But I have an awfully good job at UAB and I started the program. ...it is kind of an emotional thing with me now. "From an emotional standpoint, I'm attached to UAB," he said. Cornhuskers open spring drills LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska football team opened spring practice with a two-hour, 15-minute workout in full pads on a Memorial Stadium field drenched in sunshine but ringed with recently cleared snow. Coach Tom Osborne, who must replace 18 of 22 starters from last year's 10-2 fourth-ranked team, greeted about 170 prospects at the first practice Monday afternoon. But he said that number is too large to work with effectively and he will make an unspecified number of cuts after Saturday's first full scrimmage. Osborne said Monday's practice was "satisfactory. We have some really strong positions and some that look pretty shaky." Ex-Villanova cage coach dies LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Alex Severance, the man who coached the Villanova Wildcats to their first NCAA basketball appearance, died of an apparent heart attack Monday after collapsing in his Lexington hotel room. Fayette County Deputy Coroner Lewis Hager said Severance died at 8:35 a.m. CST at St. Joseph's Hospital; Severance coached Villanova for 26 years, and guided them to the NCAA tournament in 1939, the first year of the classic. Kings tour Sacramento sites SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Kansas City Kings, traveling in plush stretch limousines, toured Sacramento Monday for the first time as supporters of the team's pending move to the California capital cheered them on. Players held a brisk practice session before 600 spectators at American River College, visited an unfinished temporary sports arena outside the city, then toured the state "Capitol. Kings' President and General Manager Joe Axelson has cited poor attendance, poor season ticket sales and "generally weak support over the years" as the reason the Kings want to move to Sacramento. Umpires to have orientation clinic An orientation clinic for prospective members of the Salina Umpires Association will be held at 6:45 p.m. April 8 at the Friendship Center, 746 Commanche. Membership in the SUA costs $5 per year and is required for umpires in the Salina Recreation Commission summer leagues. SUA rules clinics will be held April 15 and 22, also at 6:45 p.m. at the Friendship Center. The SUA mechanics clinic will be May 14 and will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Centennial Park (adjacent to the Friendship Center). Bob Reynolds, president of the SUA, said new umpires, male and female, are always in demand. Prospective umpires must be at least 14 years old. Reynolds may be contacted at 1845 Page, Salina, or phoned at 827-4535 after 5 p.m. Coellner swims in regional meet AMES, Iowa — Devon Coellner of Salina's YMCA swim team recently competed in the seventh annual Central Region All-Star Meet in Iowa State University's Beyer Pool. Coellner, representing the Missouri Valley, placed second in the 100-yard breaststroke in a time of 1:23.10. She was also a member of the second-place 200-yard medley relay team which was timed in 2:10.11 and a member of the second-place 200-yard freestyle relay team. Coellner's 50-yard breaststroke leg of that freestyle relay was an AAAA Division time of 36.49. That time earned her consideration for a spot as one of the Top 16 swimmers in the nation. Coellner was also second in the 100 freestyle (1:05.10), third in the 50 free (28.90) and fourth in the 200 freestyle (2:21.18). Marymount golf meet at Elks The Marymount Golf Invitational will be held today at the Elks Country Club. Tee time is set for 12:30 p.m. with Marymount, Bethany, McPherson, Kansas State, Fort Hays State and Washburn competing. Osborne Most NBA playoff berths are locked up By WILLIAM R. BARNARD AP Sports Writer With two weeks to go in the National Basketball Association regular season, most of the 16 playoff spots already are clinched or virtually assured. If the 82- game schedule had ended Sunday instead of two weeks from Sunday, the first-round pairings would look like this, with the team holding the homecourt advantage in the five-game series listed second: In the Eastern Conference, it would be Cleveland-Boston, Chicago-Milwaukee, New Jersey-Philadelphia and Washington-Detroit. In the Western Conference, it would be Phoenix-Los Angeles Lakers, Utah- Denver, Portland-Houston and San Antonio-Dallas. Phoenix, with Walter Davis injured and all-star forward Larry Nance just coming back from a long layoff, has lost nine of its last 10 games. But the Suns have two more victories than both Seattle and Kansas City, their closest pursuers for the West's eighth and last playoff spot. The SuperSonics have lost all-star center Jack Sikma for the remainder of the season because of injury and are struggling as badly as the Suns. The Kings have gotten superb performances in recent weeks from rookie forward Otis Thorpe and have won six of their last eight games, so the Suns probably will have to win a game or two in the final two weeks to stay ahead of Kansas City. Cleveland, which hasn't seen postseason action since 1978, had a two- game edge over Atlanta after Sunday's games in the race for the last playoff berth in the East. But since the Cavaliers are 29-24 since a 2-19 start, they appear to be a superior team than the Hawks at this moment. Dallas owns Cleveland's first- round draft pick and would have a one-seventh chance to select Georgetown's Patrick Ewing if the Cavaliers miss the playoffs. But Mavericks Coach Dick Motta says Cleveland is playing so well that he gave up hope weeks ago. All the other possible non-playoff teams have their own first-round selections. •b iflr Tilt's been a tough season for New York's Bernard King and his brother Albert of New Jersey, but they continue to play magnificently when the Knicks face the Nets. Albert hit 12 of 16 shots from the field in 25 minutes and scored a season-high 28 points Saturday night, leading the Nets to a 123-114 victory over their cross-river rivals. "I'm trying to get my conditioning back and get my game together," said Albert, who has missed 40 games this season with shoulder, back and groin injuries. "This was the most I've played in a long time. It was a pleasure to uphold the family honor when the Nets play the Knicks." In three games against New Jersey this season, Bernard scored 154 points, including 60 on Christmas night. But because of injuries, the brothers have not faced each other in any of the five Nets-Knicks meetings this season. Bernard, who is virtually assured of winning the league scoring title with a 32.9 average, has missed 20 games this season with an assortment of injuries and now is out for the season with a torn knee ligament. He was scheduled to undergo surgery Monday. iV -ftr «• Minnesota apparently has its sights set on making a bid to move the Utah Jazz to Minneapolis, St. Paul or Bloomington, Minn. Minnesota Gov. Rudy Perpich visited Salt Lake City last month, along with an unidentified Minneapolis investor, and said after the meetings that the potential buyer soon would be ready to make an offer. Several years ago, there were a number of franchises that Minnesota investors could chose from to move the NBA back to the state, which the Lakers abandoned in 1960. But the move of the Clippers to Los Angeles, the apparent move of the Kings from Kansas City to Sacramento and the new and solid ownership in Indiana, Cleveland and Milwaukee have narrowed the likely options to Utah and little else. Meanwhile, the Jazz still is trying to find local investors to keep the team in Utah. Three more may be arrested in scandal NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Three more people, in addition to seven already charged in the case, may be arrested soon in an alleged Tulane University basketball point-shaving scandal, a New Orleans television station reported Monday night. Harry Connick, the Orleans Parish district attorney, said earlier he would seek indictments later this week and WDSU-TV quoted Connick as saying Monday that "as many as three more arrests may be made before Thursday," when the grand jury returns. Those arrested so far include three players, three other students and a convicted bookmaker. All are free on bond in a case that supposedly involves drugs as well as money. Connick also acknowledged Monday that Tulane players Clyde Eads and Jon Johnson, who were granted immunity from prosecution in return for their cooperation, met with his investigators Monday. "Some of the things that they're telling us may be new, but what we really want to do is make sure that we have accurate facts and that we're on the right track with what we're doing," Connick said. WDSU-TV said the investigators also talked with "two other unidentified Tulane students who won't be charged..." The three team members who were arrested last week were senior star John Williams, 23, of Sorrento, La., a 6-foot-10 All-Metro Conference center with professional aspirations; sophomore swingman David Dominique of New Iberia, La., and senior guard Bobby Thompson of New Orleans. Villanova's name to reappear in record book LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - After Monday's championship game with Georgetown, Villanova's name will again appear in the NCAA record books. And nobody could be more pleased than Jack Nevin, Villanova's trainer for 56 years. Nevin was there in 1971 when Villanova lost to UCLA 68-62 in the championship game. He was also there when the announcement came that Villanova's participation in the tournament was being disqualified because a player, Howard Porter, had signed a pro contract with the American Basketball Association before the tournament ended. Nevin, confined to a wheelchair because of Lou Gehrig's disease, said the disappointment of that disqualification has never gone away. The runner-up spot in the 1971 tournament is officially listed as vacated in the record books. "It was such a sad thing," Nevin said. "The poor kid (Porter), he really did nothing wrong." Shelter Mutual Insurance Company Shelter Genera: Insurance Company Shelter Life insurance Company SHHLLD SHELTER DON MOSIER AGENCY 1114 E. Crawford 825-6227 AT SHELTER, IT'S A MATTER OF PERSONAL PRIDE. For your life, health, home, car, farm, business Now Open!!! 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