The San Bernardino County Sun from San Bernardino, California on May 4, 1982 · Page 36
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The San Bernardino County Sun from San Bernardino, California · Page 36

San Bernardino, California
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Tuesday, May 4, 1982
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fie chicken is making more bucks per cluck . . . b-6 dick bruich may quit as fohi footbail coach . . b-7 Li lis Tuesday, May i, 1902 B-5 and in this corner claude andorson Mets rally in 12th to top Dodgers, 6-3 Holmes vs. Cooney gets few takers Betting on the Kentucky Derby broke all records in the Las Vegas books last week, but action on the upcoming Larry Holmes vs. Gerry Cooney heavyweight title fight has been slower than a snail in midwinter on the North Pole. "Nobody with the big bucks gives Cooney much of a chance," said the man behind the window at one of emporiums on the Strip. "They feel Holmes is close to a cinch and the price on him (5-9) isn't worth going after." In the jargon of legalized wagering, 5-9 means you have to put up $90 to win $50 (plus your original bet). "If Cooney has any backers, they must be waiting for the odds to go up to 1-3 (bet $10 and get $30 back," the man said. "Right now,' most of our bets are going down on the fight not going the distance (15 rounds)," he said. "It's hard to see Cooney lasting. If he doesn't get knocked out they'll probably stop it on a TKO." San Bernardino's Orange Show Pavilion, formerly known as the Commercial Building, will show the June 11 fight on closed-circuit television. It seats about half of what the Swing Auditorium used to hold. Tickets will go for $20 on a first-come, first-served basis, and will be on sale starting Friday at the Inland Ticket Center in the Orange Show's Administration Building. The fee hasn't been set yet on home cable (ON-TV), but it will be in excess of the originally mentioned $12.50. Expenses are running too high for the $12.50 fee, so the 400,000 Southland ON-TV subscribers will have to pay more. Favorite shot down The Kentucky Derby does more action in one day than any sports event in the U.S. except the Super Bowl. But, if the handle on the five other race tracks is added in, Derby Day in Las Vegas is the year's most lucrative for the betting establishments. "Very few people had Gato del Sol," said one operator. "Maybe it's because Nellis (Air Force Base) is in town, but Air Forbes Won was a heavy favorite in Vegas. He got away at a little over 5-2 in Kentucky, but he'd have been 8-5 or 9-5 here. We have to pay Churchill Downs' track odds, so if Air Forbes had won we'd have taken a beating. "People didn't read the form too well," he said. "Colts like El Baba, Muttering, Air Forbes Won and Star Gallant, those who got most of the action, hadn't gone a mile and a quarter before. They just plain ran out of gas. Gato del Sol had gone that far." Failure to play a hunch can sometimes hurt in the wallet. Prior to heading for Vegas Saturday morning, this writer had every intention of betting Gato del Sol to place (come in second). However, driving out on the Barstow Freeway, we spotted at least four dead cats at roadside. It was clearly going to be a bad day for cats, so our bet was moved to Muttering when we arrived. But for Gato del Sol, the "Cat of the Sun," it turned out to be the shin-ingest day of his 3-year-old life. It will be hard to beat him in the Belmont. All-sports bulletins Because of the National Orange Show, there will be no racing at Inland Motorcycle Speedway Wednesday night. When racing resumes May 12, John Cook will be back from England to compete. It'll be Kids Night May 19, and " Jumpin' " Jim Pratt of Perris will make a special appearance on his bicycle. He's on the ABA pfo-f essional bicycle circuit. Connie Conlin, widow of the late Joe Conlin, received a memorial bouquet at the opening of Little League in Big Bear. He had been known as "Mr. Baseball of Bear Valley," after managing or coaching for 20 years at various levels in baseball and softball. Hollywood Park will have a unique way of celebrating Mother's Day Sunday. All paying patrons at the Inglewood track will receive a free luncheon, served from 11.30 a.m. through the afternoon, in the grandstand, infield (Please see Anderson, B-6) - By VIC WEST Sun Sports Writer LOS ANGELES The Dodgers' bullpen has been dissected quite often this year, by critics and opposing hitters alike. Monday night was more of the same, with the only difference being that this time the patient lasted longer. As usual, the operation ended in failure when the Mets scored three times in the 12th inning to break a 3-3 tie and go on to a 6-3 victory before what was left of the season's smallest Dodger Stadium crowd, 33,349. It had been bullpen against bullpen since the seventh inning, and for once the Dodgers' relievers managed to stave off the opposition for awhile. But against the Mets' pen, led by Neil Allen, it was only staving off the inevitable. After threatening in the previous two innings, New York finally broke through in the 12th when Hubie Brooks sliced a one-out, bases-loaded single to right off the Dodgers' fifth pitcher, Steve Howe, that scored two runs. Howe's immediate predecessor, Terry Forster, had set the table. Forster was picking up for Tom Niedenfuer, who had thrown four innings of shutout relief, albeit shaky. Forster was much shakier. He faced only four batters, but gave up singles to George Foster and Joel Youngblood, and hit John Stearns. Manager Tom Lasorda then called on Howe, and Brooks came through with his hit. Ron Gardenhire's fielder's choice pushed across another insurance run, which was more than enough for Ed Lynch to pin down the victory by retiring the Dodgers in order in the bottom half of the inning. Lynch, the fifth pitcher employed by Mets manager George Bamberger, entered the game in the 11th. Allen had kept the. Dodgers quiet for 2Vs innings on just one hit. Lynch retired all six batters to face him. The loss was the Dodgers' second in a row and dropped them another game behind first-place Atlanta in the National League West. The world champs are seven games behind, in a tie for third place with San (Please see Dodgers, B-6) Sip ymiMMjUL., ' 1 WW u inn t nwwwwwiliwwil W .:, 1 tfpipllfi : ;sc Miw1; ,.jMl :m4' In th Staff phetei by Hal Stealzl e swim Peter Sherburne (top photo) of San Gorgonio High School churns through the water en route to first-place finish in 200 freestyle Monday during All-City Swim Meet at San G. His time was 1:58.14. Brenda Weddington of Pacific (bottom photo) finished second in diving competition. Complete results in scoreboard, B-6. Angels' pen saves win over Indians Associated Press CLEVELAND - When Don Aase was sent to the bullpen by the Angels during the 1980 season, the right-hander was "down about it," said teammate Andy Hassler. ; "But everybody sat down there and talked to him, as gifted as he is," Hassler continued, "and Lit didn't take long for him to get the feel of relief. He's been fantastic." Hassler combined with Aase Monday night to do what they've been doing all year shutting down the opposition. Hassler fired five scoreless innings after relieving Mike Witt in the second and Aase retired the final seven Cleveland batters five on strikeouts as the Angels nipped the Indi-; ans 54. Aase, 3-1 with an American League-leading 0.67 earned run average in 27 innings, explained: "I'm a little more relaxed coming out of the bullpen than I was start-' ing. Usually, when you come in you're in a situation with men on base and you don't have time to think about everything." , Hassler, who has not allowed a (Please see Angels, B-6) Lakers irked by Gorilla's monkey business Michael Cooper , . how close was he? By STEVE DILBECK Special to The Sun He wore goggles and had a rather unpleasant look about him. He faked to his right near the baseline and then turned left for a soft skyhook. When the officials failed to call a foul on the play he waved his elbows furiously a sight reminiscent of a a chicken trying to take flight and slammed his goggles down on the court. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar? Nope. Would you believe a gorilla? Or to be more precise, the Phoenix Suns mascot, called simply enough, The Gorilla. In Phoenix, The Gorilla is as beloved as The Chicken down San Diego way. And he's one of the few mascots in any sport who regularly updates his routine. But a few of his new routines didn't exactly go over with the Lakers this weekend as they applied the finishing touches to their sweep of the Suns. Los Angeles felt his mocking of Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson and Kurt Rambis was in bad taste and he was trying to make a monkey out of the Lakers. During one timeout, The Gorilla placed a "no parking" sign in the middle of the key and then pleaded with the officials to enforce the rules. This did not make Lakers coach Pat Riley a happy man. He turned to Phoenix general manager Jerry Colangelo, who was sitting nearby, and yelled a couple of comments not suitable for printing in a family newspaper. "The Gorilla has brain damage," Riley said. "I think he distracts from the game. He's a very talented young man but I don't like the way he distracts the team." Abdul-Jabbar wasn't the only Laker to be impersonated. The Gorilla weaved through the key hunched over, a la Magic, and at one point donned a pair of black-rimmed glasses (the kind complete with a big plastic nose) for a little Kurt Rambis, which must signal the NBA arrival of the rookie free agent. As Rambis, he threw a couple of forceful elbows, turned and tossed the basketball into the crowd while aiming for the basket. Riley had warned the Suns to keep The Gorilla away from the Lakers' bench before Game 3 began. "That was for his own health," Riley said.. "I don't understand it," said a Phoenix sports writer who regularly covers the Suns. "Every other team in the league loves The Gorilla. But the Lakers hate him." , Riley surprised the Suns by having Norm Nixon guard Walter Davis part of the time in the four-game series. But most of the (Please see Lakers, B-6) . s , i; ,

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