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r i nets trade villiams to k.c. for ford. . . c-5 i7oy upsets argentine in world cup . . . c-6 Wednesday, June 30, 1982 C Section Dodgers lose a lead in 9tfi and same in 10 tin By VIC WEST Sun Sports Writer LOS ANGELES It seemed appropriate that a streaker trotted across the Dodger Stadium outfield just as the Dodgers appeared ready to rescue their three-game win streak Tuesday night. The young man put himself on display before the 47,361 in attendance moments after Bill Russell's bloop single had scored Mike Marshall and tied the score at 5-5. But just before and right after that, the San Diego Padres did the best streaking of all. The Padres rallied for five runs in the top of the ninth to speed by the Dodgers and take a 54 lead, then finished the job on Alan Wiggins' two-run single off the fourth Dodgers pitcher, Steve Shirley, in the 10th for a 7-5 victory. Steve Garvey wasn't around to see the finish. Neither was Jerry Reuss. Worst of all, the most consistent Dodgers relief pitcher of late, Steve Howe, Jaeger falls, King survives at Wimbledon Alan Wiggins, once a hot property in the Dodgers organization, is now burning up major league basepaths with the Padres. Story on C-3. wasn't even available after pitching in the previous three games. Garvey started, but the pulled right hamstring muscle he suffered the night before put him out by the third inning. Still, his consecutive-games streak remained intact and reached 1,021. Reuss, who two weeks ago to the night had thrown a five-hit shutout at the Padres, carried a six-hit shutout into the ninth on this night before giving up four consecutive hits and exiting unceremoniously. He left with the score 4-2, and neither Terry Forster nor Tom Niedenfuer could keep it that way. Reuss was thus denied his fifth consecutive win a triumph which would have made the left-hander the third 10-game winner in the National League. As for Howe, manager Tom Lasorda had said before the game that he didn't even want to see his relief ace that night, which is a heck of a way to talk about a guy who's allowed only one earned run over his last 40 innings of pitching. Actually, that was merely Lasorda's way of saying Howe needed a rest. But oh, how the manager must have been tempted to think otherwise in the fateful ninth. "He's gonna have to have a day or two for his arm to recover," said Lasorda. "You have to be careful with a guy who has pitched as many innings lately as he has." The Dodgers built their early 4-0 lead on nine hits through the first four innings. But relievers Floyd Chiffer and Dave Dravecky quieted the world champions without a hit for the next four. Mike Scioscia's RBI double in the second had given the Dodgers a 1-0 lead off San Diego starter John Montef usco. The hit scored Ron Cey, who had singled to extend his hitting streak to 15 games. Montefusco left an inning later after having pulled a groin muscle in his left leg running out a single. Chiffer replaced him and had a rocky go of it before settling down to retire the final four batters he faced. Before that, however, Dusty Baker roughed him up for a two-run homer in the third and Marshall, Garvey's replacement, launched one into orbit in the fourth for his first career HR, a solo shot that landed halfway back in the Dodgers bullpen. "It's a relief to get the first one out of the way," said Marshall, who was recalled from the minors last week. "Now I can just concentrate on playing." Marshall's blast would be the last noise the Dodgers would make for awhile as Dravecky silenced them for three innings, setting the Padres up for their kick at the finish. It began with Dave Edwards' solo homer, his first of (Please see Dodgers, C-3) By NEIL AMDUR New York Times News Service WIMBLEDON, England - For awhile Tuesday, Martina Navratilova, Chris Evert Lloyd, Andrea Jaeger, Pam Shriver, Sylvia Hanika and Wendy Turnbull seemed headed for a collective fall in the fourth round of the Wimbledon tennis championships. Navratilova and Lloyd, the two top-seeded players, survived and gained the quarterfinals, but the other seeded stars were beaten. The biggest upset was suffered by the No.4-seeded Jaeger. She was outplayed by 13th-seeded Anne Smith 64, 6-2, and afterward Jaeger spent more time talking about her lack of practice time and assorted injuries than acknowledging Smith's effective serve and touch volleys. Meanwhile, Billie Jean King, the redoubtable six-time singles champion, refuses to let her 38-year-old legs give ground. With a sore right elbow noticeably affecting Turn-bull's ability to serve (she made only 21-of45, first serves), King beat her for the 10th time in 11 matches, 6-2, 6-3. It was King's 89th triumph in 102 singles matches at Wimbledon. Arthur Gore played 90 between 1888 and 1927, but no other player in the modern era is within 25 (Please see Wimbledon, C-6) Clippers may be wavering on LA. move Associated Press SAN DIEGO The San Diego Clippers, their attempted transfer to Los Angeles under legal fire from the National Basketball Association, appear to be wavering on plans for an immediate move. Ted Podleski, Clippers' general manager, said Tuesday that a press conference is scheduled Thursday to discuss the issue. "My reaction is that we'll be playing in San Diego next year," he said. "I'm not a lawyer, but that's my feeling." Podleski said the press conference will deal with "a lot of clarifications on a number of things." Club owner Don Sterling, contacted at his home in Beverly Hills, refused comment on the matter. On June 7, Sterling announced that he had signed a five-year lease with the Los Angeles Coliseum Commission and intended to move the club to the Los Angeles Sports Arena, run by the Commission, for the 1982-83 season. In a flurry of legal moves that followed, the NBA filed a suit against the Clippers and other parties tied to the team, to halt the move. The Coliseum Commission has filed a $120 million lawsuit against the NBA for opposing the relocation. The San Diego Sports Arena has filed a $17 million claim against the Coliseum Commission for Inducing the Clippers to leave town. Attorney Howard Daniels, who is representing the Clippers and the Coliseum Commission, said Tuesday that he had talked with Sterling earlier In the day and "he didn't even mention it. But nothing surprises me anymore." "We are considering several new legal remedies to get a speedy resolution," added Daniels. "Don Sterling has had no change of heart, he's bound and determined to move this year." ' f t j -wv mv,: 1 Corbett saves 2-1 win for Angels Associated Press ARLINGTON, Texas Doug Corbett 's statistics this season are not impressive. He has a 5.48 earned run average and his record is 1-6. But Tuesday night, he retired seven straight Texas batters six on ground balls to the infield and one on a routine fly ball for his ninth save of the year and helped the Angels beat the Rangers 2-1. "I was overworked," Corbett said of his early-season troubles. "I asked them (Angels coaches) to give me a rest from time to time." California manager Gene Mauch complied, and Corbett, who joined the Angels in a May trade with Minnesota, has steadily improved after some rocky going in his early outings with the Angels. "I just throw the pitches and try to keep the ball in play. The other guys do the work," said Corbett, who benefitted from several fine defensive plays by Angels infielders. "They're super defensive ballplayers." Corbett's late-inning stint preserved Geoff Zahn's ninth win of the year, an unusually fast start for the veteran left-hander. Zahn (9-3) gave up seven hits and four walks, striking out one before surrendering to Corbett with two out in the seventh. Bob Boone drove in the winning run with a single in the fifth inning. Texas starter Doc Medich (5-7) struck out one, walked three and allowed seven hits in going the distance. Doug DeCinces led off the Angels fifth with a double and scored when Boone stroked a single to center. George Wright scored the lone Texas run in the third inning. He walked, went to second on a single by Doug Flynn, who was 3-for-3, and scored when Billy Sample singled to left field. . i ,ii 1 1 , . , . . . . , Fred Lynn tied the score 1-1 in the fourth. His Angels third baseman Doug DeCinces runs down Rangers Doug Flynn after Flynn was caught off second double t(tne wall in right scored Don Baylor, who base in third inning during Tuesday night's game won by California, 2-1. had singled. AP wlraphote rr , ZZ Ft s v -r I. i f i" A ' F III " ' ,;x "i ' 1 ' " w Lakers 'settle for Worthy as No.l selection in NBA draft AP wlrpht James Worthy is packed and ready to go to Los Angeles Tuesday after the Lakers' made the forward the NBA's No. 1 draft choice. By DAVID LEON MOORE Sun Sports Writer INGLEWOOD Right up to the end, the Lakers still had visions of Ralph Sampson and Patrick Ewing and a potential Dr. J clone dancing in their heads. But after considering trades in recent days that would have possibly given them a better shot at franchise centers Sampson or Ewing in next year's draft, and after drooling over the mind-boggling talents of Georgia forward Dominique Wilkins, the Lakers used the top pick in Tuesday's NBA draft to select North Carolina forward James Worthy, just as everyone figured they would do all along. Everyone in the Lakers' camp at the Forum Tuesday morning seemed most pleased with Worthy as a worthy No. 1 pick, but there were two reasons for restrained emotions: 1: The player the Lakers really want for their long-term goals is a center along the lines of Virginia's Sampson or Georgetown's Ewing, both of whom may be available in next year's draft (Sampson will be a senior, Ewing a sophomore). So, the Lakers thought about surrendering their top pick this year for a better drafting position next year. They dickered with Utah for the Jazz's top picks this year (No. 3 overall) and next, but nothing could be arranged. "We considered trading our pick," said Jerry West, the Lakers' special consultant and soon-to-be general manager. "We would have been happy with any of the top three players." 2: Still possessing the No. 1 pick, the Lakers thought long and hard about taking Wilkins, the Georgia Bulldogs' hoop phenomenon who is often compared to Julius Erving and is known alternately as "The Human Highlight Film" and "Top Dawg of Dunk," instead of Worthy. Now they're hoping they won't be known in the future as "The Lakers, the team that passed on the next Dr. J." "Wilkins is certainly an electrifying player," said West. "His future, I personally believe, is an incredible one. He was a very hard player to pass up." Despite those two factors, the Lakers have extremely high hopes for Worthy, a 6-9, 225-pound consensus all-America forward who as a junior led the Tar Heels to the NCAA title last spring. Although West practically conceded that Wilkins may have more potential down the line, he said Worthy is the player the Lakers believe is capable of more immediate help. "He really fits into our club," West said. "He runs very well, is a great ball-handler and passer, and we feel he can play two positions, power forward and small forward." Lakers coach Pat Riley likes another aspect of Worthy's game. "He's got a mean streak in him, and I like that," he said. Worthy didn't sound particularly mean when he 1. Lakers, x-Jamea Worthy, North Carolina, F. 2. San Diego, x-Terry Cummlngs, DePaul, F. 3. Utah, x-Domlnlque Wilkins, Georgia, F. 4. Dallas, Bill Garnett, Wyoming, F. 5. Kansas City, x-LaSalle Thompson, Texas, C. 6. New York, Trent Tucker, Minnesota, Q. 7. Chicago, x-Qulntln Dalley, San Francisco, G. 8. Indiana, x-Clark Kellogg, Ohio State, F. 9. Detroit, x-Cllff Levlngston, Wichita State, F. 10. Atlanta, Keith Edmonson, Purdue, G. 11. Portland, Lafayette Lever, Arizona State, G. 12. Cleveland, x-John Bagley, Boston College, G. 13. New Jersey, Eric Floyd, Georgetown, G. 14. Golden State, Lester Conner, Oregon State, G. 15. Phoenix, David Thlrdklll, Bradley, F-G. 16. Houston, Terry Teagle, Baylor, F-G. 17. Kansas City, Brook Steppe, Georgia Tech, G. 18. Detroit, Ricky Pierce, Rice, F. 19. Denver, x-Rob Williams, Houston, G. 20. Milwaukee, Paul Pressey, Tulsa, G-F. 21. New Jersey, Eddie Phillips, Alabama, F. 22. Philadelphia, Mark McNamara, California, C. 23. Boston, Darren Tlllls, Cleveland State, C. x Indicates underclassman spoke to reporters by telephone from Chapel Hill, N.C., where only moments before he had finished taking a summer school final exam. "I feel fortunate to be going to a team with such good players," said Worthy, who flew to Los Angeles later Tuesday and will appear at a press conference at the Forum today. "I can learn a lot. This will be a learning experience. "They have a great starting lineup. I'm just gonna start at the bottom and work my way up. I'll be happy to contribute in any way I can." After the Lakers took Worthy, things went as expected on the next two picks, DePaul forward Terry Cummings going to San Diego and Wilkins going to Utah. But Dallas, picking fourth, pulled a surprise by going for Wyoming forward Bill Garnett instead of Texas center LaSalle Thompson. Picking fifth, Kansas City, not altogether thrilled by ex-San Gorgonio High School star Steve Johnson's rookie season, scooped up Thompson. After New York picked guard Trent Tucker of Minnesota, the next three picks were USF guard Quintin Dailey to Chicago, Ohio State forward Clark Kellogg to Indiana and Wichita State forward Cliff Levlngston to Detroit (Please see Draft, C-4)

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