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Detroit Free Press from Detroit, Michigan • Page 34

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Detroit rnrE pressTuesday, march 27, 1984 2D Compile byjnej the Free Press Sports Desk np. llg er cable games on the way By JACK SAYLOR Free Press Sports Writer TORONTO Like Hairbreadth Harry, the Lone Ranger GOOD TRADE OR BAD TRADE? Saturday's deal that sent John Wockenfuss and Glenn Wilson to the Philadelphia Phillies for Willie Hernandez and Dave Bergman is the "one important'trade" Sparky Anderson had been or joe Mannix, me mron-to Maple Leafs skated to the rescue of the Red Wings in their hour of peril March 27, 1373 Tuesday night. Just in the nick of time, Mickey Redmond, Billy Collins and Roy Edwards picked on the hapless Leafs for an 8-1 decision Redmond reached the 50-goal plateau the first in Red Wing history to do so and liked it so well he banged in No. 51 just 18 seconds later. Collins scored twice to reach the 20-goal level and Edwards, buoyed by the return of Larry Johnston to the defense, backstopped the big Detroit victory, snapping a three-game losing streak Compiled by Bernie Czarniecki Tigers games (64 home, 16 away) and 40 Pistons games (about half will be home). He also has a signed contract for Kronk boxing. Red Wings hockey and University of Michigan and Michigan State football are under negotiation. The six systems PASS is available on are: Booth Communications (Birmingham, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Franklin); Comcast Cablevision (Warren, Sterling Heights, Mt. Clemens), Monroe Cablevision; Communications and Cablevision (Luna Pier, La-Salle, Monroe Township, Newport, Carle-ton, Ash Township, Frenchtown); Wyandotte Municipal Cable System, and Fetzer Cablevision (Kalamazoo). For more information, call your cable company or call PASS in Troy at 583-7600, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. subscribers by then. SO, HOW WILL you know when PASS is available on your cable system? Don't worry, your cable company will be certain to solicit your business. You can expect PASS to cost an additional $10 to $12 a month. For your money, you will get 28 hours of programming a week. Over the course of the year, it will include 80 Tigers games, 40 Pistons games and some Kronk boxing. Wischman says he has discussed his service, which is owned by former Tigers owner John Fetzer, with every cable system in the state and expects several major operators to sign on before he begins broadcasting. Wischman has signed contracts for 80 So, you've heard you can get 80 Tigers games through your cable TV system, but your cable operator doesn't seem to know anything about it? Here's why. Am Sports System (PASS) a regional pay-cable channel that will broadcast the Tigers, Pistons, boxing and collegiate and high school sports to cable television subscribers in Michigan, northern Ohio and northern Indiana hasn't made deals yet with all the cable systems. In fact, PASS is available through only six Michigan cable companies so far. But by April 17, when PASS debuts with its first Tiger telecast, PASS will be available widely throughout the state, says Bill Wischman, PASS executive vice-president. He is predicting PASS will have 20,000 promising this spring, was mis a good move for the Tigers? NO, 52 percent: "The Tigers lost a lot of depth with the loss of Wockenfuss and Wilson" "Sparky's treatment of Wilson was really shabby" "They traded the next Mickey Stan- Uu11 "MfilnMt tifrti ilH hawo been good for the future of this club" "They certainly didn't need anymore infielders" VVIiaUM will MdUMi oycurvy. Rick Leach YES, 48 percent: "Tigers get a good reliever in Hernandez; that beats two utility men any day" "You have to give up talent to get talent" "Hard-throwing relievers aren't easy to come by" "We need Hernandez much more than Wockenfuss or Wilson." Based on about 1,140 calls. TUESDAY'S QUESTION: The Tigers gave Rick Leach his unconditional release Saturday. Leach is a left-handed hitting first baseman with a three-year major-league average of .236 and seven home runs. Was his release a good move for the Tigers? YES call 222-8838 before noon NO call 222-8848 before noon Who is the only player to catch no-hltters for Sandy Koufax and Nolan Ryan? A Jeff Torborg caught Koufax's perfect game for the Los Angeles Dodgers against the Chicago Cubs (September 1965) and Ryan's no-hitter for the California Angels against the Kansas City Royals (May 73) Keith Friedman, Flint Wooden doesn't relish TV hot dogs sida Today's question: Who led the major leagues in being hit by pitches last season? Keith Rosso, East Lansing John Wooden, the former coach who led UCLA's basketball team to a record 10 NCAA championships, said television may be "the worst thing that's happened to college basketball." Wooden said television encouraged players to become hotshots, causes too many time-outs and dictates the scheduling of some games. Wooden, writing in the March 31 issue of TV Guide, said college players became John Wooden flashier on television because they knew large audiences were watching. "We're seeing more dunks, behind-the-back dribbling and passing, trick stuff," Wooden said. Wooden admitted time-outs were needed for televised contests, but he said they "destroy the tempo of the game." "You have to have so many time-outs, because.if you are going to get that money, (SflM iFUL CENTERS for the recoidMichigan wrestler wins gold ORIGINAL EQMljjn I LiEPWCEMENT I Steel Belted Radial MB Lifesaver XLFT Whitewall TIRE Reading trouble: Senior center Teddy Gray helped lead Oak Hill High in West Virginia to the state basketball title, but he won't have a chance to play college ball next year. He can't read. "I'm not dumb. I just can't read," he said. "I have dyslexia and they didn't find it in me until too late the eighth grade. By then, there wasn't nothin' they could do about it. "What makes that so bad is now I'd love to play college basketball. I'd love to. I've been thinking about that a lot lately." Gray sees his future in electronics, and has taken a number of vocational classes in the field. He said that if he hadn't played in the state tournament, he would have attended a computer and science show. Three Poles defect: Three players from Poland's National Junior Hockey team have requested politcal asylum in France, a radio station in Caen reported. The station said the three 19-year-olds slipped away from the team early Sunday during a victory reception. The Polish team won two matches in Caen Saturday and Sunday. medal at national meet Star Classic in Troy, N.Y. Michigan State's Bill Terry scored two goals WRESTLING: Steve Frazier of the Michigan Wrestling Club won the gold medal in the 198-pound class at the National Wrestling Federation Championships in Stillwater, Okla. Frazier, a deputy sheriff in Ann Arbor, defeated Bill Scherr of Nebraska on criteria. The match ended in a 1-1 tie, but Frazier won because he scored the last point. Frazier, who graduated from Hazel Park High and was captain of U-M's team in 1980, won six matches. TENNIS: Scott Davis upset fifth-seeded Jose-Luis Clerc, 6-1, 6-3, in the opening round of the Paine Webber Classic in Boca Raton, Fla. you, his teammates and those people watching the games. And, for many like your child, there are the ever-present and real fears of injury. So, your child is not unusual or unjustified in his position. I think you did the right thing in convincing him to finish last season. This will make it easier for him to change his mind and overcome his fears this coming year if he so desires. Hopefully, you explained to him his responsibilities to his teammates and the importance of finishing something he had started. If, however, you had noticed a change in his personality or well-being, it would have been better to let him quit. Youth sports are, above all, for fun. As far as when encouragement becomes pressure, it's up to you to really talk to your son and find out what he wants and why. If he doesn't want to play because he fears injury, but really enjoys soccer, maybe with time and your support he'll overcome his anxieties and decide to play. the loundup they've got to get those commercials in," he said. "But I believe those time-outs have been detrimental to the game of intercollegiate basketball." Olympic hopes: Record-breaking South African runner Zola Budd has applied for British citizenship, apparently opening the way for her to run for Britain in the Summer Olympics. Budd, 1 7, the fastest woman in the world over 5,000 meters, flew into Britain secretly with her parents Saturday and was given permission to settle there because she had a British-born grandfather. Her whereabouts in Britain are unknown. In January, Budd, who runs barefooted, smashed American Mary Decker's world record by a staggering 6.43 seconds. But her achievement is recognized officially. South Africa is barred from international sports because of its policies of racial separation. Chosen on the second team were guards Kevin Figaro of the Ohio Mixers and Del Beshore of the Wyoming Wildcatters, forwards Kevin Graham of the Wisconsin Flyers and Mark Smith of Puerto Rico, and center Charlie Jones of Bay State. BOXING: Heavyweight Larry Holmes will fight World Boxing Association champion Gerrle Coetzee of South Africa June 8 at Las Vegas' Caesars Palace. It will be Holmes' first fight since he relinquished his World Boxing Council heavyweight title in December. HOCKEY: Paul Pooley of Ohio State, one of two MVPs selected, scored three goals and one assist to lead the West to an 11-7 victory over the East in the fifth annual Senior All- Pat Hclnally answers dren frightened of getting hurt in youth sports, especially soccer. It seems that we can all understand and prepare ourselves for these fears in Little League with baseballs being thrown at the kids, or football with all of the contact, but soccer seems to catch us by surprise. Soccer has become the first entry into organized sports for many kids and there are many traumas to overcome and adjustments to make. Besides his physical fears, your child is probably nervous and hasn't yet learned how to handle the pressure he feels from AUTO RACING: Stewards rejected a protest by th Arrows' team that Tyrrell mechanics added extra gasoline to the car of driver Martin Brundle during a tire-change pit stop at the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix in Rio de Janeiro. Arrows' said that Tyrrell broke a new rule that prevents mid-race refueling. Brundle placed fifth. BASKETBALL: Detroit Spirits guard Tlco Brown, the Continental Basketball Association's leading scorer, heads the league's All-Star team. Also on the first team, selected by league's 12 coaches, were Toronto guard Robert Smith, Puerto Rico center Gelf Crompton (with the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers) and forwards Joe Dawson of Bay State and Ralph McPherson of Albany. 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