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C2I The Sun TUESDAY, June 16, 1992 Kaleidoscope He's not Mike Wallace, but Sanders holds own on TV For two years, Atlanta Braves outfielder Deion Sanders has convinced more than 60 entertainers and athletes to share their opinions on his weekly half-hour cable show. "Deion's All-Stars" is strictly no frills. There's no network polish and no regular set, but the lineup of guests is top notch. Rap stars Hammer and lee Cube. Heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield. Filmmaker Robert Townsend. Most of Sanders' teammates from the Braves and the Atlanta Falcons. Seattle Mariners star Ken Griffey Jr. There are a few advertisers, including Sanders' hair salon, but most of the production costs of about $40,000 a year come out of Sanders' pocket. "This is something that I want to do, so 1 don't mind," he said. "We started this because we didn't think people really knew who Deion was," said ex-1 ecutive producer Jerry Davis. "So what better way for people to get to see what he's really like than for him to have his own show?" When Sanders has been too busy playing two sports, Griffey. Falcons center Jamie Dukes. Braves pitcher Steve Avery and Pittsburgh Pirates slugger Barry Bonds have all slid in as guest hosis. The show is co-produced by Sanders' fiancee, Carolyn Chambers. She's gotten all the entertainers to appear for free. IF, IF, IF: Detroit manager Sparky Anderson on the Tigers' woeful pitching stalT: "If we could somehow give up just four per game, we'd win so many games it would be unbelievable." B LET US PRAY: Said CBS baseball announcer Sean McDon-ough: "They say the Phillies are 24 morons and a Mormon Dale Murphy." WHAT NBA FINALS? Mike Lupieaon FSPN's "Sports Reporters": "Give NBC credit. They managed to fit all tne games of the NBA Finals around promos for the Olympics." GET INTO THE GAME: David White, a host for "Real Life Australia," a show in Australia was in Milwaukee recently to interview Brewers backup catcher Dave Nilsson, who is from Brisbane. Milwaukee me dia relations director Tom Skibosh told White that Nilsson would catch that day. Said White: "Oh, and will he bat, too?" Sports in brief Players-NFL antitrust suit may have testimony today The trial that will decide the future of the .N FL started off slowly and amicably Monday with little hint of five years of animosity between players and owners that brought them to this point. While U.S. District Court Judge David Doty was laying down his informal ground rules and lawyers for both sides were making procedural motions, prospective jurors were iilling out questionnaires. Doty said he hopes to have the nine-person jury chosen by noon today in order to have opening arguments and perhaps testimony in the afternoon. The suit, an antitrust action against the NFL, is an outgrowth of the unsuccessful players' strike in 1987, in which players sought and failed to win unrestricted free agencv. STEINBRENNER STILL OUT: George Steinbrenner's status returned to limbo when Commissioner Fay Vincent deferred indefinitely a decision on the New York Yankees owner's request to resume active participation in the management of the team. Vincent said last week he hoped to release a decision on Steinbrenner at the start of this week. That plan changed abruptly over the weekend. "In the last few days, new information has come to light that requires a review by the commissioner's office," said a statement released bv Vincent's office Monday. JURORS PICKED IN BARKLEY TRIAL: A panel of 13 jurors, including two blacks, was selected for the battery trial of Philadelphia 76ers star Charles Barkley after being warned that testimony could include racial slurs and explicit language. Barkley is accused of breaking a man's nose during an altercation last December outside a Milwaukee bar after the 7(5ers lost to the Bucks the night before. B BONDS FEELS BETTER: Barry Bonds' potentially serious rib cage muscle strain was much improved, though his return to the division-leading Pittsburgh Pirates' lineup is probably still days away. Bonds will be re-evaluated Wednesday following two days of therapy, and manager Jim Leyland said a decision whether to place Bonds on the 15-day disabled list won't be made until at least then. B COURIER, SELES TOP SEEDS: Jim Courier, the top-ranked men's tennis player in the world, earned the No. 1 seed for the Wimbledon championships without the benefit of a grass-court reputation. Courier and Monica Seles were installed as the top seeds by the All-England Club, in keeping with their spots in the world rankings, while Boris Becker was seeded higher than his No. 5 world rankings because he's a three-time champion. BRIEFLY NOTED: World champion sprinter Michael Johnson, unable to compete in both the 200- and 400-meter races in the Summer Olympics because of a time conflict, will enter the 200 for the Olympic Trials The Seattle Mariners' pitching problems continued to escalate when they placed Randy Johnson on the 15-day disabled list because of a bruised led elbow. . . . The Hartford Whalers changed coaches for the third time in three seasons, putting Paul Holmgren in charge of the team. . . .Jeff Emlg of Highland finished second Sunday in a 125cc class motorcycle race. From Sun News Services Spirit wins, 11-6, in attempt to leave cellar By Doua Padilla Sun Sports Writer PALM SPRINGS There is no paranoia among Spirit players to climb out of last place in the Southern Division by the time first-half play ends today. Instead, they are gearing up for the second half, content to be a thorn in the side of the Palm Springs Angels, who lost to San Bernardino, 11-6, Monday night at Angels Stadium. Despite the loss, the Angels remained in a first-place tie with the Bakerslield Dodgers, who were defeated by High Desert, 3-2. The Spirit remained one game behind the fourth place Mavericks. "Sure, we would like to get out of last place," said Spirit left fielder Tommy Adams, who had two hits and three RBI. "But we're just trying to get momentum for the second half. That's what we're playing for." Adams had all three of his RBI in the first two innings as the Spirit took a 7-1 lead on 10 hits. The Spirit pounded out 18 hits against five Angels pitchers and had six against starter, and loser, Korey Keling (7-4), who was relieved after 1 ' innings of work. The Angels seemed to show some pennant-race nerves as each of the five pitchers had a wild pitch. The Spirit also benefited from two wild pitches. "We came out hitting the ball as a team," Spirit first baseman Manny Cervantes said. "It was just one of those things (with the Angels) where frustration sets in and we got the wild pitches and the passed balls." The Spirit scored two runs as a direct result of the wild pitches and two more on the passed balls. While the Angels pitchers faltered, Spirit starter Dave Adam (2-5) was in complete control. Adam pitched six innings for the victo-. ry allowing three runs, two of which came on a double by Bobby Rose in the fifth inning. Rose is at Palm Springs on a rehabilita-tion assignment after he suffered a sprained ankle and facial lacerations in the California Angels' bus crash on a New Jersey turnpike during the early hours of May 21. Trey White made his second appearance for the Spirit pitching three innings of relief for his for his first save. Spirit catcher Tony Kounas had three hits including an RBI single in the first inning and a run scoring double in the second. Ron Pezzoni had two hits scored three runs. Spirit notes Ken Pennington had an RBI single as a pinch hitter in the eighth inning, his first at-bat tor the Spirit. ... In the final game of the first half, the Spirit will send Jim Mecir (4-4) to the mound to face Palm Springs' Hilly Hathaway (1-1) at Angels Stadium at 7:05 p.m. today. Mavs top Bakerslield, 3-2 By Pete Marshall Special to The Sun ADELANTO Although they have been out of the Southern Division race for quite a while, the High Desert Mavericks are currently playing like they're in the race. On Monday, the Mavs beat first-place Bakersfield, 3-2, in front 3,696 fans at Mavericks Stadium. With the loss, the Dodgers (37-30) remained tied with Palm Springs, who also lost, for first place with one game to go. The Mavs, meanwhile, won for the third time in four games behind the superb pitching of Bryce Florie (4-4). Florie gave up only one hit and two unearned runs to win for the third consecutive time. "He's going to keep you in the ball game," said High Desert manager Bryan Little. "I've just been throwing more strikes," the right-hander Florie said. The Mavericks stranded 14 runners, but finally picked up the key hit in the bottom of the seventh to break a 2-2 tie. Tookie Spann led off with a single, and Julio Bruno sacrificed pinch runner Bill Meury to second. Brent Bish followed with a single to center. Bakersfield blew a huge scoring chance in the ninth. With one out, Murph Proctor singled to right, and Mike Boyzuick doubled off the left-field wall, sending Proctor to third. Todd Hollandsworth was intentionally walked to load the bases before Ira Smith grounded into a game-ending double play. Rafael Chaves earned his league-leading 10th save by pitching the final two innings. High Desert opened the scoring in the bottom of the second. Bish led off with a triple into the left-field corner which was almost an inside-the-park home run. "I saw the ball rolling into the corner, and I thought I was going (home)," he said. Nevertheless, Bish scored on a one-out single to center by Ed Horowitz. Mavericks notes All-star pitcher Joey Hamilton, who has been out with a groin injury, will be able to pitch Tuesday. ... On Sunday, the Mavericks surpassed 100,000 in attendance and are on track to surpass 200,000 for the second consecutive season. . . . The Southern Division first-half race may very well come down to a one-game playoff between Bakersfield and Palm Springs. If a playoff is necessary, it would be played Wednesday at Palm Springs. . . . Mavericks pitchers Luis Galindez (5-3, 2.99) and Jose Le-Bron (5-3, 2.92), both of whom are in the Top 10 in the league in ERA, were left off the all-star roster. . . . Facing Hamilton (1-1 , 4.40) in today's first-half finale at Mavericks Stadium at 7:05, will be Bakersfield's Rick Gorecki (3-4. 5.26). All-CIF teams named in 2A, 1A The Sun Two San Bernardino County baseball players were named to the All-CIF 2A team and three others were recently named to the 1A team by the Amateur Athletic Foundation of Los Angeles board of prep sports writers. Also, five county players were named to the All-CIF Small Schools team. The remainder of the divisions (5A, 4A and 3A) will be released on Wednesday. Divisional semifinalists Yucaipa and Twentynine Palms combined to land five players on the All-CIF teams. The Thun-derbirds' placed outfielders Bill Haynes and J. P. Thomas to the first and second team, respectively. Haynes, the lone returning starter from last year's 2A champion, batted .420, while Thomas, a junior, hit .370. The Wildcats' John Robbins, Dan Fowler and Billy Penaflor were named to the second team. Robbins, a junior right- Knights place four on All-CIF team The Sun Eleven San Bernardino County softball players, including four from Small Schools runner-up San Bernardino Christian, were named to All-CIF teams recently by the CIF Softball Coaches Association. The Knights, CIF Small Schools champions in 1991, placed senior pitcher Audrey McMurry, sophomore catcher Kelly McMurry and junior second baseman Rachel James on the first team, while sophomore third baseman Jamie Robison was placed on the second team. Audrey McMurry, who lost to Crossroads in the title game, was the CIF Player of the Year in 1991 for San Bernardino Christian. In the 4A division, Redlands senior third baseman Veronica Salcido was named to the second team, while, in the 3A division, Don Lugo's Leah O'Brien and Jennifer McNatt were named to the first team. Chino's Suzie Chavez and Olga Delgado were named to the second team in 3A. In the 2A, Hesperia senior shortstop Bobbi Price and Big Bear outfielder Lisa Lindquist were named to the second team. hander, compiled a record of 11-2 with a 2.00 ERA. Fowler, a senior utility player, hit eight home runs and batted .390 while compiling an 8-3 mark with a 2.50 ERA. Penaflor, a senior first baseman, was named to the team as an infielder. He batted .492. In the Small Schools division, Bloom-ington Christian's hard-throwing righthander Shawn Craig and Christian Center outfielder-pitcher Zac Fox were named to the first team, while Ambassador Christian's Mark Winkelman, Silver Valley's Nick Bryson and Hesperia Christian's Greg Wilson were named to the second team. Craig had a 10-2 record with a 1.02 ERA and 181 strikeouts while Fox had solid batting (.627, five homers, 31 RBI) and pitching statistics (5-5, 2.98 ERA). Winkelman, a senior third baseman, is making his second appearance on the All-CIF team, while Bryson, a junior shortstop, and Wilson, a junior outfielder, are making their first. RECREATION SPORTS - t t n ; ALAN LESSIGTheSun Turning two White Sox shortstop Steve Bullock throws the ball to first to complete a double play after forcing out Dan Smith of the Expos during a Sunday doubleheader at Cajon High School in the Inland Adult Baseball League. Baseball I INLAND EMPIRE ADULT BASEBALL: The Rounders downed the Blue Jays. 7-5. in a Division AA 18-30 game. In other games, the Yankees sank the Orioles. ' 5-1. the Expos handed the Nativesa 12-10 defeat, the Tigers clubbed the Cubs, 14-6. the Highland Reds shut out the Blue Sox. 6-0, the White Sox drubbed the Redlands Red, 6-1 , and the Angels mashed the Beaumont Browns, 13-5... The Mets defeated the Rockies, 5-1, in a Division A 18-30 game. In other action, the Highland Sox shutout High Times, 5-0, the Highland Sox edged the Black Sox, 5-4, the Rangers thumped the Twins, 8-3. the Gray Sox outslugged the Blake St. A s, 10-7, the Riverside Dodgers dropped the Empire A s. 10-6. and the Brewers hammered the Giants. 14-2. . The As crunched the Yankees, 9-5. in a Division 30-40 game. In other games, the Rockets knocked off the Braves, 4-2, the Tigers humbled the White Sox, 16-1 , the Cherps eked out a 7-6 victory over the Pirates, the Dodgers blasted the Indians, 14-7, and the Red Sox lambasted the Mariners, 22-3. Chicago can repeat; can Bulls three-peat? By Bill Barnard The Associated Press CHICAGO Repeating as champions is no longer enough to set an NBA team apart. The Chicago Bulls have the Lakers and Detroit Pistons to thank for that. Nearly 20 years without a repeat championship made the accomplishment special for the Lakers in 1988 and the Pistons in 1990. Now that the 1992 Bulls have made it three repeaters in a row, they'll have to win it again to be remembered as a great team. The 1992 playoffs were such a struggle for the Bulls, seven postseason losses compared to two the year before, that they aren't about to start worrying about another season. "I'm not ready to think about that until October," coach Phil Jackson said after Sunday's Finals-clinching 97-93 victory over Portland. "I anticipate we will get . it done at some level next year because we have the same guys coming back." The average age of the Bulls is 27, and the best players ob-. viously aren't past their prime, so their chances of a repeat certainly have to be considered good. But the competition in the Eastern Conference clearly was not far behind in the playoffs, and Michael Jordan's and Scottie Pip-pen's Olympic duties could have long-term effects. Improvements made by Cleveland and New York could make the difference if the Bulls stand pat in the next few months. Jackson called last year's 15-2 romp through the playoffs "the honeymoon. This year was an odyssey." Jordan called the season "unbelievable for me and for us as a team. It might not have all been pretty, but today we stand tall." Players West Tour in Victorville The Sun VICTORVILLE The Players West Golf Tour, the California-based tour for women aspiring to play on the LPGA Tour, is in Victorville for a three-day tournament beginning today. The Victorville Women's Classic will have a field of about 50 golfers, and has a starting time of 8:30 a.m. today at Victorville Municipal Golf Club. CRIME VICTIMS If you are the victim of a crime and need assistance, please call the Victim Witness Assistance Program in your area listed below: San Bernardino (714) 367-65S3 Victorville (619) 243-M20 pancho Cucemonga (714) 945-4233 Barstow (619) 256-4402 Golf 4) w 53 (Formerly Sunset Dunes) Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. 18-Hole Executive Golf Course FEATURING A NEWLY NIGHT LITE GOLF COURSE & LOUNGE. BRING ALL YOUR CLUBS. Active Mens & Ladies Club with SCG A Handicap System available. EARLY BIRD SPECIAL Tee-Off after 12 Noon at Twilight Prices Weekdays Weekdays $6.00 per person, 510.00 with cart. OUTSIDE TOURNAMENT SPECIALISTS Corporate, Seniors, Ladies Tournaments Welcomed, Small or Large GRAND OPENING SATURDAY, JULY 18 FREE Tee-Prizes, Food, Beer, Wine & Soda EXCLUSIVE NEWLY DEVELOPED DRIVING RANGE Featuring the Triangle of Learning Golf School with Ladies, Juniors, Seniors & Mixed Clinics available. Starting Wednesday, June 10. Bob Mastalski, Class "A" PGA Head Professional Director of Teaching Call lor reservations 877-1712 1901 Valley Blvd., Colton J.

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