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2E DETROIT FREE PRESSSUNDAY, NOV. 5, 1978 P3EflSp30plG byJackSaylor Forgotten Barney longs j or another shot at NFL fL ' This Sunday will be like all of the Sundays since he was cut this season by the Detroit Lions after his long, often-brilliant career. Lem Barney will watch his old team, this week via ' television, and feel very, very left out. , , . "I miss football. It was my life for 18 years how can you adjust , to being out of it overnight?" he asked. "I have no ' bitterness at all. I've been to a few games and I listen to the others on radio and watch on TV. ' The old cornerback, just 33, has not yet involved himself in the outside world. "I'm just playing the easy man's life," he grinned, "playing golf and tennis." He is officially on the. Lions' injured reserve list and thus draws his salary. This is fine, but Lem still feels he has football left in him. "I was disapppointed and shocked at the Lions' move, although I can understand it," he said. "I came in to a rebuilding program. A lot of guys had to get cut and it's a darn shame they never built around guys like myself." What puzzles Barney, who still works out regularly, even more is why nobody else has made him an offer. "I think It was the way Monte (Clark) put the injury thing, that I was really supposed to be dead, I guess. As a matter of fact, I played three sets of tennis the night before the Green Bay opener and I won all three and hadn't played in a long f ime." That's how injured Barney was. "I'm on injured reserve . . . it's like I'm on International hold," he said. "But I have contentment and peace in knowing I wasn't ousted because I couldn't play, just that Monte wanted to go with younger guys. Ability wasn't the factor I can live with myself." Another reason for Barney's contentment is his association Lem Barney side bets Three players with the Tigers In 1977 raised their batting averages more than 40 points this past season (all three had at least 300 at-bats, and two played for other American League teams in 1978). Included in this trio is the American Leaguer who increased his average over 1977 by more points than any other player in the league. Who are the players? Former Tigers shortstop Tom Veryzer topped the league in Improved batting average in 1978, hitting .271 for the Cleveland Indians, up 74 points from his .197 with the Tigers. Another former Tiger, Ben Oglivie, saw his 1978 average jump 41 points to .303 for the Milwaukee Brewers after hitting .262 for the 1977 Tigers. The third player, one the Tigers did not trade, was Aurelio Rodriguez. The Tigers' third baseman hit .265 in 1978, up 46 points from his 1977 statistics. Michael Betzold, Detroit ' Today's Question: In the 197778 National Hockey League season, there was one team that did not earn a point in its games against the Red Wings and another team from which the Red Wings did not earn a point. Who were the two teams? Fabian Dzielinskl and John Wojnarowski, Detroit The Detroit Fret Press will pay $5 if vour question and answers are published. Send to Side Bets, Sports Department, Detroit Free Press, 321 W. Lafayette, Detroit, Mich. 48231. Include vour name, address, telephone number and source f vour information. Telephone calls will not be accepted. J for the record BASEBALL: Cincinnati scored a 3-1 win over an all-star team In Yokohama, the Reds' third victory against two defeats and a tie as they continued their 17-game Japan tour. BOXING: Olympic champion Howard Davis ran his pro record to 9-0 by decislonlng Luis Davlla in a 10-round bout in Atlantic City. FOOTBALL: Montreal defensive end Junior AhAh You blocked a punt and carried it for a touchdown as the Alouettes downed the Ottawa Rough Riders, 26-8, In the last regular season game for the CFL teams. 4 HOCKEY: The Atlanta Flames have acquired veteran defenseman Rod Selling from the St. Louis Blues for an undisclosed amount of cash. The Blues called up detenseman Brucs Affleck from its Salt Lake City farm.club. HORSE RACING: A four-year-old filly, Ida Delia, led from start to finish as she scored a .-length victory in the $109,700 Ladies Handicap at Aqueduct. . . At Hawthorne in Chicago, Houdlnl won the $63,800 Sun Beau Handicap. The three-year-old colt paid $25.80 to win. . . Favored Angel Islsnd scored a wire-to-wire victory in the $55,885 Golden Rod Stakes for two-year-old fillies at Churchill Downs . . . Tiger Heart caught favored Cycylya Zee for a half-length victory In the Whltemarsh Handicap at Keystone in Philadelphia. The four-year-pld filly won $17,100. TENNIS: Upset-minded Brian Teacher won a berth In the finals of Japan's $200,000 World Super Tennis Tournament In Tokyo. Teacher, an unseeded player who never has won a major tournament but beat Jimmy Connors earlier in the tournament, defeated Sandy Mayer, 6-2, 7-5, to move into the finals against BJorn Borg, who whipped Ills Nattase, 6-2, 6-3 .. . Americans Bob Lutz and Tom Gulllkson moved Into the finals of the $50,000 Paris Open with hard-fought semifinal victories. Lutz upset top-seeded Brian Gottfried, 1-6, 6-4, 6-4, and Gullikson defeated Britain's Mark Cox, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4. today's calendar DETROIT CATHOLIC LEAGUE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS at Pontiac Sllverdome, 2:30 p.m.: Allen Park Cabrini will open the high school part of the program when it faces Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard. Detroit DePorres can wrap up a spot in the Class D state playoffs when it takes on Detroit Benedictine at 5:30 p.m. In the big one at 8 p.m., it will be defending Catholic League and Class A state champion Birmingham Brother Rice with the passing of Jon English against Harper Woods Bishop Gallagher. DETROIT LIONS at MINNESOTA VIKINGS, 1 pjn., WJBK-TV (Channel Q), radio WJR-AM (760): The Lions will take their two-game winning streak to Bloomington to play the Vikes who, after a slow start, are starting to show signs of life as they begin to close in on the Green Bay Packers in the Central Division. DETROIT RED WINGS at WASHINGTON CAPITALS, 7:30 p.m., radio - WJR-AM (760): The Wings take on their second straight Norris Division opponent when they travel to Washington. Guy Charron, a former Wing, is the most consistent player the Capitals have. Charron leads the Caps in scoring and another former Detroiter, Bryan Watson, leads them in penalties. sports on television ' SUNDAY Noon ". O Michigan Replay: U-M football highlights. Noon ' O The Lions Today. 12:30 p.m. The NFL Today. 12:30 p.m.O NFL '78. 12:30 pjn.fl College Football '78. 1:00 p.m. O Lion Football: Detroit at Minnesota. 1:00 p.m. Q Pro Football: Seattle at Chicago. 1:00 p.m. O Darryl Rogers Show: MSU Football Highlights. 2:00 p.m. O CFL Football: Toronto at Hamilton. 4:00 p.m. Q Pro Football: Dallas at Miami. with the Spring Hill Missionary Baptist Church on Detroit's northwest side. He has become a lay minister in the church. "I've been working at that," Lem said. "It was something my minister and I thought would be nice to do. He'd asked me if I would accept and I said yes. I've had sermonettes and a couple sermons already. "I felt real good . . . I did the Michigan State chapel service the day before they beat Michigan and they've been rolling pretty good ever since." . Shunted to the sidelines, LJB has had ample time to look backwards lately. "Playing under Joe. Schmidt and Jimmy David was the highlight of my career," he said. "The rest of the group that came in was real nutty. "My first seven years were super years, especially making -the playoffs in 1970. The rest was depressing." Barney still gets depressed seeing others play In Honolulu Blue and Silver on TV, but he's the same Lem Barney the depression doesn't last long. , RON GUIDRY is supposed to be resting now that the baseball season is over, but he has joined Roy White and World Series hero Bucky Dent in a public relations campaign instead. The three Yankees will promote New York City via speaking engagements, interviews and advertising using the theme "The Yankees root for New York." The players will be under the direction of Harold Levine, a New York adveritising executive who is donating his agency's services in cooperation with the Association for a Better New York. SPARKY LYLE won the Cy Young Award for the Yankees a year ago. If he wins it again, it will be for another team, probably Texas. The lefthanded reliever is expected to be traded to the Rangers for centerf ielder Juan Beniquez, pitcher Paul Mirabella and one of the Rangers top minor league prospects, plus at least one player to be named later. Ia addition to Lyle, Texas is expected to receive catcher Mike Heath, shortstop Domingo Ramos, pitchers Dave Rajsich and Larry McCall, and an undisclosed amount of cash, believed to be about $400,000. The 34-year-old Lyle became expendable when the Yankees acquired Rich Gossage. LUIS TIANT is a free agent and he just might be wearing Yankee pinstripes next spring. "I'm just going to wait and see what happens," said Tiant, who three times has won 20 games for Boston. "The best team in baseball picked me (in the free agent draft) so I can't complain. At least somebody appreciates what I have been doing all these years." H t If. fI I Sparky Lyle) Tiant is a free agent because the Red Sox offered him only a one-year contract. "I would expect the Yankees would offer me a multi-year contract," he said. "They (the Red Sox) don't want to talk to me anymore, but that's their problem. I'm doing what I have to do, it's the only defense I have. It's my only chance. Everybody in Massachusetts knows I want to stay in Boston. The Red Sox said they would get In contact with me. But they don't talk to me anymore" QUOTABLE QUOTES: Here are some of the better quotes from this past week in the wonderful world of sports: . , Gabe Paul, Cleveland Indians president on the talent available in baseball's free agent re-entry draft: "Basically, there is a bunch of garbage out there." Ron Guldry explaining that pitchers should be eligible for the most valuable player awards: "If not they should call it the Ty Cobb Award or the Rod Carew Award." Larry Holmes, World Boxing Council heavyweight champion, explaining why World Boxing Association champion Muhammad All won't fight him: "No doubt I would beat Ali. He's never been knocked out, but I would knock him out. He knows that. I told him." . jGaro Yepremian, Miami placekicker, after he was neglected as a receiver in a fake field goal by the Dolphins that resulted in a touchdown: "I was wide open. It was my chance to demonstrate that my receiving is as good as my passing." Wiffhtman Cup back to Britain LONDON (AP) Brit ain's women tennis stars regained the Wightman Cup from the United States Saturday night amid wild scenes of excitement at London s Royal Albert Hall. In the final decisive dou bles, Virginia Wade and Sue Barker defeated Chris Evert and Pam Shriver, 6-0, 5-7, 6-4, to give their country a win ning 4-3 margin in the series It was only Britain's 10th victory in the cup series since it started in 1923. The United States has won the trophy 40 times. The last British victory was in 1975. The fortunes of the final doubles match see-sawed and kept 7,000 fans in a constant state of excitement. THE LAST day began with the teams tied at 2-2. Chris Evert, playing some of the best tennis of her career, then humiliated former Wimble don champion Virginia Wade, 6-0, 6-1, and the Americans needed just one victory from the remaining two matches But Sue Barker found her form after an indifferent year and mastered 15-year-old Tracy Austin, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1. And then she teamed up with Wade in the final decisive doubles. The British team collected $32,000 prize money, donated by a dairy products firm, for winning the cup. The U.S. team shared $16,000. The United States' gamble of playing two teen-agers failed, and the cup was lost. Austin, 15, from Rolling Hills, Calif., and Shriver, 16, from Lutherville, Md., played in five matches between them and won only one. Veteran lias 39-pin lead in Kessler BATTLE CREEK - (AP) Paul Colwell, an eight-time champion in pro bowling but a non-winner since 1976, spilled 1,414 pins Saturday afternoon a 235 average to hold first place after opening day of the Kessler Open Bowling Tournament. The 29-year-old pro from Tucson, Ariz., started out with a sub-par 170, then fired games of 239, 237, 231, 278 and 259 to roll up a lead of 39 pins over Louie Moore of Indianapolis, Ind., whose high game in a 1,375 series was 258. High game of the set was a 298 by Gary Dickinson of Ft. Worth, Tex., who left the two and four pins standing on his final shot in a bid for a perfect game. . 4 Dickinson was in a tie for second place as the field of 208 returned later in the day for its second six-game qualifying round in the $70,000 event. Joyce's hat trick paces NMU, 7-3 . MARQUETTE (AP) -Bill Joyce pumped in three goals and Tom Laidlaw added a pair Saturday as Northern Michigan downed Miami of Ohio, 7-3, to sweep a two-game weekend series in non-conference college hockey. , Jeff Pyle and Steve Clou-tier added singles for the Wildcats, who have won all fdur of their games this season. Miami got goals' from Vern Sketchley, Pete Ship-man and Paul Kinney as it dropped to 1-4. OPEN DAILY 10-10; SUNDAY 11 m OPEN DAILY 10-10: SUNDAY 11-6 JL Jaw vor-rr rr-oi ,01 LTHE SAVING PLACE ?vJUVU ) ,-. tow, jmmmmmmmm.mammmKZjmw&mmmXWJmiiVmm smf-MSHUtWHHHI If I Vita accepted mm Tim or Sorvke Nat Available at: : As seen on NFL "SfSfc lf i v ruuiuoii vaainca ' 672 AUTO BATTERY Our Regular 52.88 With Exchange Sealed, calcium-lead construe- 774?iP ted battery never needs water. A I y)y) Quality engineered to fit most t II Wjth large cars with many electrical if LI crhanat accessories. , y I vMlillltlllr. II ;r OFFICIAL m - SUN., MON., TUES., WED. SIZES REG. SHE F.E.T. 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