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www.freep.comsports Call INSIDE French Open Gustavo Kuerten, ranked No. 66 in the world, stuns Sergi Bruguera in the final. See Page 2B. Chicago's Michael Jordan trips over a Jazz player. Jordan scored 22 but did not shoot a free throw. "I can't remember the last time I went through a game without attempting a free throw," Jordan said. . j , w J 3 Stockton, Malone get Jazz even By Perry A. farrell Free Press Sports Writer SALT LAKE CITY - Chicago finds itself in unexpected territory in its Drive for Five: tied at 2-2 after four games of the NBA Finals. With the game in the balance and 18 seconds left, Karl Malone made the two free throws that he missed in a Game 1 loss. They gave the Jazz a 76-73 lead over the Bulls, who failed to score in the final 1:59 as Utah prevailed, 78-73, Sunday at the Delta Center. .' "I had said earlier that I wished I was in that situation again," said Malone, who suffered through Michael Jordan's winning jump shot in Game 1 after Malone's misses left the sc(irg tied. "Sometimes you never get a second chance, but I got vBYJACKSAYLOR :- '.' Free Press Sports Writer EAST LANSING - Golf's Bogey , train wound its way mercilessly through the Walnut Hills Country Club's back nine Sunday, leaving victims strewn at nearly every stop. . But Pat Hurst kept her game on - the tracks except for a brief journey off the rails at the 12th hole " and nailed a 20-foot birdie putt at ; the 18th to win the Oldsmobile Classic, her first LPGA victory. With husbandcaddie Jeff Heitt keeping her hyped, Hurst con- quered gusty winds and a half-doz- en challengers to shoot 70 and fin- ish the 72 holes at nine-under-par ' 279, a stroke ahead of Julie Inkster. Inkster, a 36-year-old mother of two who has 15 tour victories, in- eluding three majors, bogeyed the 5 short, par-four 17th hole, one of a litany of back-nine misadventures to the contenders. Susie Redman (71) and Kim Saiki (69) were two shots back at ;! 281, one better than Jackson's J Elaine Crosby (72) and third-round leader Lisa Hackney (75), who J stumbled home with bogeys at the ' last three holes. Defending champion Michelle Please see GOLF, Page 3B ; bogeys for : first victory Tigers prevent no-hit ter, but can't escape Johnson's 15 K's BY JOHN LOWE Kree Press Sports Writer The Colorado Rockies could be the first National League team to object to interleague play. When the American League-NL games start later this week, the Rockies travel to Seattle where Friday they will face a force unlike any they have encountered. Randy Johnson, all 6-feet-lO of him, will be slinging his wicked fastball and trapdoor slider toward the plate. The red-hot Johnson. Sunday, Johnson came within six outs of becoming the first pitcher to Sports: 1-313-222-6660 Scores: 1-900-737-8884 .... u n&2 SUE OGROCKIReuters BULLS JAZZ GAME One Two Three Four WHEN RESULT ( Bulls 84-82 Bulls 97-85 Jazz 104-93. Jazz 78-73 SITE TIME Wednesday Utah 9:00 Friday Chicago 9:00 If necessary Sunday , Chicago 7:30 , TV: All games on NBC f (Channel 4 in Detroit). mine and I just concentrated." Malone rolled the first one in. His second attempt, after a Utah time-out, was all net, and Chicago's hopes for a 3-1 lead were all wet in the second-lowest scoring game in NBA Finals history. Ft. Wayne beat Syracuse, 74-71, on April 7, 1955, in ! the lowest-scoring. Please see NBA FINALS, Page 5B WERNER SLOCUMAssociated Press Pat Hurst walks off No. 18 at Walnut Hills in East Lansing and into $90,000. TOP FINISHERS Pat Hurst 70 279 Juli Inkster 70 280 Susie Redman 71 281 Kim Saiki 69 281 OTHER SCORES Kelly Robbins 72 285 KarrieWebb 68-285 Liselotte Neumann 73 286 throw two career no-hitters against the Tigers. The left-hander allowed a first-pitch single on a high slider to Phil Nevin in the eighth, then preserved a one-run lead by striking out the side, giving him 15 whiffs. Seattle added a run in the ninth, and reliever Bobby Ayala got the last three outs of Seattle's 2-0 win. In his last three starts, Johnson has allowed no runs and seven hits while fanning 39 in 25 innings. He has pitched 29 straight scoreless innings, five short of Mark Lang-Please see Tigers, Page 5B mmm it mmrf X ' w i4 $.t - "S-imiiirrffT Li 1 r I , v. 'Vr 1 Lions, Page 2 Vipers, Page 2 Scoreboard, Page 6 m Greg Moore 2. Michael Andretti 3. WIm V . '' ; " v - ":; h A W fspofif V ;y 1: j v ' I . L -';:! - : i j r f w&&mt 7 v f -t - -: M x y V - 1 1 : ! - j i 5 ! 'hi . X y0r J-' j I '"' ' I'" ? - I ' 1 ' I 4 r!lrt fete S I I . g'L. . , M l Greg Moore hoists the winner's trophy after barely lifting a finger in the race. This one goes to the team, because our stops were so fast," said Moore, who started No. 7 and did not pass one moving car. Sit if- cm KIRTHMON F. DOZIERDetrori Free Press Monday, June 9, 1997 Section B lJ Gil de Ferran Moore wins when Blundell Gugdmin run out on last hp by Steve Crowe Free I'ress Sports Writer Until the 76th of 77 laps in Sunday's Detroit Grand Prix, the only real drama lay out of sight in the fuel tanks of Mark Blundell and Mauricio Gugelmin. But, oh, that last lap and that last turn, No. 1,078. It's where Blundell's car sputtered to a halt about a quarter-mile from the Belle Isle start-finish line. His gamble on fuel had failed, as it had for his PacWest Racing teammate Gugelmin a minute before. ; Canada's Greg Moore, 22, passed them both and won his second consecutive race on the Championship Auto Racing Teams circuit Moore's Reynard-Mercedes held off second-place Michael Andretti's Swift-Ford Cosworth by 1.818 seconds. "I just hope it never stops," said Moore, who won the previous week on the Milwaukee Mile oval. This is beautiful I love it." Gugelmin and Blundell wound up 16th and 17th in saving this from becoming the least eventful Detroit Grand Prix. Gugelmirt, who had led since lap 52, tried to go the final 44 circuits of the 2.1-mile course on one tank of fuel. Blundell made a similar gamble. Gugelmin ran , out at the start of the last lap, giving the lead to his teammate. Then Moore zipped inside a slowing Blundell between turns 13 and 14 as Please see GRAND PRIX, Page 7B What race? Drivers pass nothing but the time of day ichael, I apologize. I've always defended the temporary track on Belle Isle. ' Always maintained it was a U perfectly fine place to hold an automobile race. Michael Andretti has never really thought so, called it "Mickey Mouse," you might remember, a few years ago, and when I wrote about that, we decided we would never be best friends. There's no place to pass," Andretti said. And for the race driver in him, that was enough to make the course no better than an amusement ride, not a fair competition in Charlie Vincent among drivers, but a tricked-up place to hold a race. But somebody always passed somebody else to win this race. Paul Tracy bumped his teammate, Al Unser Jr., but of the way and passed him to win in 1994. A year later, Robby Gordon took the lead 35 laps from home and led the rest of the way, and Andretti got past his teammate, Christian Fittipaldi, to win last year. Sunday's race was different, though. Sunday's race proved Andretti's point. This was not a race, it was a pit stop contest. It was a fuel economy test. It was a parade at 86 miles an hour. The winner was Greg Moore, a 22-year-old Canadian, who got from seventh place on the starting grid to the winner's circle without passing a single , functioning automobile during the 77-lap race. I wanted to make sure of that. I Please see CHARLIE VlNCENT, Page 7B

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