covuovs uorzvii ionics cosumu u . . . c-o L j i 4 1 Monday, July 18, 1983 C Section nBaiiii.j. nau taMeiriiiiM Dodgers absorb a 10-0 pounding, start looking for some help . . . By VIC WEST Sun Sport Writer LOS ANGELES There aren't very many favorable ways to describe the Dodgers' 100 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Sunday afternoon. Ugly is probably the nicest word. To some top Dodgers officials, their team is beginning to look the same way, more so by the day. As a result, they're considering the unthinkable, which is to say they're thinking about giving the team they remodeled just a few months ago another remodeling. The first step was taken following Sunday's defeat, when the Dodgers gave reserve outfielder Ron Roenicke his outright release. Recalled from Albuquerque to take his place was Candy Maldonado, who was sent out in May. What comes next? To use manager Tommy Lasor-da's own words, "Nothing is out of the realm. We've talked about a lot of different things." One of the "things" Lasorda admitted he and general manager Al Campanis have mulled over is the possibility of shipping Greg Brock to the minor leagues. Heralded as the top left hand power-hitting prospect in the Dodgers organization since Duke Snider, Brock has hit only one home run in the past six weeks. His average is at .21i and he's driven In just six runs since June 4. "Here's a guy hitting in our No.5 slot and he's not driving in any runs," said Lasorda. When it was suggested that sending Brock down might be a blow to his confidence, Lasorda replied: "I think we've shown a lot of confidence in him by keeping him here. "If I'm Greg Brock, I certainly don't want to pick up one of the newspapers and see that if I don't start hitting, I'm going to get sent down. But it's important to say that in our discussions, we've also said that we think he'll start hitting again. "I think the important thing is what we've done, (Please see Dodgers, C-4) ... As slumping Angels wallow through 11-1 mess in Baltimore Associated Press BALTIMORE Baltimore, led by utility man Jim Dwyer, scored in the first five innings and put a rude end to the Angels 10-game road trip. With Dwyer rapping out four hits, including three doubles, and driving in four runs, the Orioles walloped the struggling Angels, 11-1, Sunday behind the four-hit pitching of rookie Allan Ramirez. In the four-game series with Baltimore, the Angels surrendered 31 runs. The game also marked the end of a 3-7 trip in which the opposing teams the Orioles, Boston and Detroit scored a total of 71 runs. On Sunday, Dwyer, a utility player since breaking into the majors in 1973, was just one of several hitting stars for the Orioles, who had 16 hits. The 33-year-old outfielder has driven in 10 of his 15 runs for the season in his last five starts, dating back to July 2, prompting the inevitable questions about his role as a reserve. "I don't even think about (playing every day)," he said. "I've been a utility player ever since I was 23 years old. If I can't play everyday, than I try to be the best utility player I can be." Dwyer conceded, however, that he occasionally gets to thinking when a youngster hits .275 in the minors and then is given a major league job. "I look at them sometimes," said Dwyer, who had some super minor league seasons, "and wonder what I'd have done if I had that chance." Cal Ripken Jr., Rich Dauer and Gary Roenicke drove in two runs apiece for the Orioles, who have won seven of their last eight games. The Angels have lost six of seven. Ramirez (3-0) hurled his firct complete game in his fourth major league start. He lost a shutout when Bobby Grich hit his ninth homer leading off the fifth. Ramirez walked two and struck out three. The Angels return home to play Boston tonight, the first game of a three-game series. AP wlrvphoto Dodgers' Steve Howe wears a smile after having a one-day suspension lifted by the ballclub Sunday. Howe reinstated, absence a mystery By VIC WEST Sun Sports Writer LOS ANGELES Only hours after being suspended without pay by the Dodgers, Steve Howe was back in uniform on Sunday, his absence from a game two days ago still unexplained but his health proven to be in good shape. Satisfied by blood-test results supplied from the CareUnit of Orange that Howe had not been under the influence of any illegal drugs, the Dodgers reinstated their ace reliever just before their 100 loss to the Chicago Cubs. Howe's refusal to take a blood test under Dodgers supervision Friday night, then his supposed decline to offer the results of the CareUnit test taken Saturday morning were the club's basis for suspending the left-hander during Saturday night's game. The refusals came after Howe had shown up at the ballpark three hours late on Friday, cit (Please see Howe, C-4) Watson emerges from pack, wins 5th British Open By CINDY MORRIS Gannett News Service SOUTHPORT, England Tom Watson, who had not won a golf tournament since last year's British' -Open, played with his old tenacity Sunday and won his fifth British championship in nine years. Watson, one of eight players to hold or share the lead during the final round, broke out of a three-way tie with Hale Irwin and Andy Bean with a 20-foot birdie putt on the 16th hole. He parred the final two holes for a 1-under-par 70 and a total of 9-under 275 at the Royal Birkdale Golf Club. "The jinx is over," slid a grinning Watson. "What ' a way to end a dry spell. I feel as if I went 15 rounds' ' with Muhammad Ali today." Watson had lost final-round leads in his last two tournaments including the U.S. Open at Oakmont, Pa. but this time he did not waver. "It boiled down to the fact that I played really gutsy golf the last nine holes," he said. "This makes up for the last nine holes at Oakmont. That's what competition is all about. I hit my tee shots when I had to, a good 4-iron at 16 and 2-iron at 18." Harry Vardon holds the record for British Open victories with six. John H. Taylor, James Eraid and Peter Thompson are the only others besides Watson to have won five. Thompson cabled his congratulations to Watson immediately after Sunday's play. - -- -" Watson has now won eight major championships, ' the five British Opens, two Masters and one VS. ' Open. The Professional Golfers Association Championship is the only major that has eluded him. "If I had to quit now, I've done a lot in golf," t (Please see Watson, C-6) ' '4 -f xt. . ? jf ft,, ;. ' ', ' - 4. X . J ; , 4 ; y i Tom Watson british open's leading finishers Tom Watson Hale Irwin Andy Bean Graham Marsh Lee Trevino S. Ballesteroa H. Helming $60,008 27S $34,500 271 $34,509 271 $22,501 277 $20,400 278 $18,375 271 $18,375 271 Sf , , t "I 'thy ? y l i y - v j - ' :jSh ; r iky- . flsr- -v. s : ; : I fyfylSI I I - ' .-i--.-.. ... s v yy . -t A;y yy yy .. - Staff photoi by Grg Lanlw King of the courts Mark Freemon watches a shot (top) while on his way to A singles title in The SunSan Bernardino County Amateur Tennis Tournament at Perris Hill Park in S.B. Sunday. At left, Freemon celebrates his victory while his opponent, Jason Strother observes. Story, C-3. Panthers a mile high, take first USFL championship By MIKE LOPRESTI Gannett News Service DENVER, Colo. Bobby Hebert is the quarterback nobody has been able to stop. Anthony Carter is the receiver nobody has been able to cover. Together, they've led the team nobody in the United States Football League has been able to beat. At least lately. Hebert and Carter and Company, otherwise known as the Michigan Panthers, carved out a piece of history or was it trivia? Sunday night with a 24-22 win over Philadelphia in the first USFL title game. If this league goes belly-up in a couple of years, as some suggest, most people will remember this game simply as an oddity. But not the guys who won it. "I tell you this. I could get on a plane tonight and fly back to Michigan without one," said winning coach Jim Stanley, whose team finished the season with six straight wins. "This is the greatest feeling in my life," said Hebert, who passed for 314 yards and three touchdowns, good for the game's MVP award. "This is the biggest win I've ever been in," said Carter, who was in a few at the University of Michi- Riot follows title game Associated Press DENVER A nasty riot, replete with bottle-throwing by fans and mace and clubs being wielded by police, marred the conclusion of the first USFL championship game Sunday night. Several hundred fans stormed the field and converged around the south goalpost as the game was ending. Some broke through police Ones and hung briefly from the goalpost before being subdued by police. As projectiles began raining down on the area, the department's tactical force, aided by dogs, was called in. Twelve people were arrested, half of them from Michigan. Police said there were no serious injuries. gan, but probably never played any better than he did Sunday night. Nine catches, 179 yards. A paid crowd of 46,535 watched the USFL's first semi-Super Bowl in Mile High Stadium. If they wanted some flashy offense, they came to the right team. Michigan started the season 14, but developed into the league's best team with an explosive offense, featuring Hebert's throwing to two big threats in small packages the 5-11 Carter and 5-7 Derek Hol-loway. Together, they terrorized a Stars' secondary that was nervous about them, anyway. In the second quarter, Hebert rolled far to his right, then fired left across the field to Holloway, waiting alone in the end zone. It gave Michigan a 10-3 lead. Early in the third quarter, Hebert looked for Holloway again; 14 yards on a slant-in for the touchdown. That made it 173. Later, came the killer. Philadelphia had cut the margin to 17-14, and the Panthers were trying to squeeze out the last few minutes. They faced 2nd and 10 on the Stars 48 with just over three minutes left when Hebert tossed a short out pattern pass to Carter the kind that had been working all night Carter then zigged by one defender, zagged by another, and ran the rest of the way for the touchdown. It was 24-14 and all over. The Stars scored on the last play, but it was academic. The only real action then was for the Denver police to control the crowd pouring onto the field, which they did with mace, clubs and dogs. Welcome to the big time, USFL. Each of the touchdowns had their own little irony. On the first, Holloway was in a place a quarterback normally wouldn't look. "I was supposed to go out and just find an open place," said Holloway. "Everybody was going right, so I went left. I was waving my arms but I didn't know if Bobby would see me. Quarterbacks don't usually look that direction when they're rolling out" The last two touchdowns, Hebert audibled at the last second, picking up the Stars' blitz. "In that situation, either the defense gets a big play or the offense gets a big play," said Hebert. "Tonight, we got the big play. I think they blitzed one time too many." "Either luck was on his side or he did a good job of guessing right," said Stars' defensive back Mike Lush. . Nobody was surprised that Hebert, Carter and. Holloway made such a splash. They've been doing t all year. What was surprising was how open the Michigan receivers were. It turned out that Philadelphia dreaded the big play like the plague. The Stars' defensive backs facing Carter and Holloway lined up in the vicinity of Colorado Springs. A tot of room was left underneath that defense.
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