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DETROIT FREE PRESSWEDNESDAY, AUG. 26, 1987 2D NFL union has Sept. 15 strike date; NFL players are prepared to strike Sept. 15, after the first weekend of regular-season games, because of a lack of progress in contract talks, Players Association president Gene Upshaw said. "We sent a 60-day notice (on July 15) to the clubs and to the National Labor Relations Board," Upshaw said. "Legally, the first day we can go out is Sept. 15. The players say they are ready to go." Upshaw said he waited until July 15 because he didn't want a strike to start until rosters were set. "I wanted to be dealing with players who would actually be affected by the agreement," he said. The contract expires Monday. Upshaw said the players will not seek help from the courts or an arbitrator. More NFL: Dr. Frederick Cohen, morning lias Another touch of home for the Blue Jays, tenants of gull-filled Exhibition Stadium: A Kingdome groundskeeper chases a small bird that landed on the turf Monday. AP Canadians make Jays The Toronto Blue Jays have staked their claim to the title of "Canada's Team," 2,000 miles from home. Blue Jays fans, many waving Canadian flags, drowned out the Seattle crowd in Monday's 7-3 victory at the Kingdome. Most trekked 150 miles from Vancouver. "The crowd support really took me by surprise tonight," said Ernie Whitt, who hit a two-run homer. "The first time at bat I had to step out of the box when the crowd started chanting my name. We've had To- spsrts Television 1:00 p.m. IWl (MM) Baseball: Atlanta at Chicago Cubs, doubleheader. 7:00 p.m. ITCD Harness racing from Hazel Park. 7:30 p.m. Sports View Today: Tigers general manager Bill Lajoie. 7:30 p.m. (TED Tennis: Canadian Open, women's final, Toronto (taped) . 8:00 p.m. O Tigers: Detroit at Minnesota. 6:00 p.m. CBS) Billiards: International 9-ball Championship, Atlantic City, N.J. (taped) . 9:00 p.m. CM) Track & Field: Weltkasse meet, Zurich, Switzerland (taped) . 10:00 p.m. CM) Trackside at DRC. Radio 7:30 a.m. Sports with Free Press columnist Mitch Albom (also at 8:30 a.m.) , WLLZ 98.7-FM. 4:00 p.m. - Sports Talk, WCAR 1090-AM. 6:00 p.m. - Detroit Sports Scene, WJZZ 105.9-FM. 6:00 p.m. - Sports Beat, WPAG 1050-AM. 6:00 p.m. Sports Line, WBRB 1430-AM. 6:15 p.m. Sportswatch, WAAM 1600-AM. 7:05 p.m. Sportswrap: Tigers vice-president Joe McDonald and Michigan PGA championship winner, WJR 760-AM. 8:00 p.m. Tigers: Detroit at Minnesota, WJR 760-AM. 12:15 a.m. - Race results, WWJ 950-AM. Detroit area events Bicycling Tour de Michigan 3 p.m., downtown Frankenmuth. Call Dale Hughes, 652-0511. Golf Michigan PGA championship final round, 8 a.m., Indianwood Golf and Country Club, In-dianwood Road one mile west of M-24, Lake Orion. No admission charge. Call 693-9100. Harness racing Hazel Park Harness Raceway 1 1-race program, 7:30 p.m., Ten Mile at Dequindre. Call 398-1000. Jackson Raceway 10-race program, 7:30 p.m., at the Jackson County Fairgrounds on Ganson Street. Call (517) 788-4500. Thoroughbred racing Detroit Race Course 10-race program, 2:30 p.m., Middlebelt and Schoolcraft in Livonia. Call 525-7300. ticket update U.S. Olympic hockey team vs. Red Wings, Sept. 26, 7:30 p.m.; vs. Michigan State, Nov. 20, 7:30 p.m.; vs. USSR, Dec. 19, 8 p.m.; vs. Canadian Olympic team, Jan. 16, 2 p.m., all at Joe Louis Arena. Series tickets are $40. Individual game tickets will go on sale at a later date. Visa, MasterCard or Discover card by phone, 567-7500. Information, 567-6000. scorclincs Sports Phone 1-976-1313. Baseball scoreboard updates at least every 10 minutes, Free Press trivia quiz weekdays 2 p.m. Each call costs 50 cents. Sports Phone Extra 1-976-2525. Tigers farm report 4-6 p.m. and baseball report 6-7:40 p.m. weekdays. Each call costs 50 cents. Racing Line 1-976-2121. Race-by-race results from DRC and Hazel Park. Each call costs 55 cents. Wrestling Line 1-976-6363. Pro wrestling interviews and results. Each call costs 50 cents. director of New Jersey's commission on cancer research, said there is no evidence environmental factors at Giants Stadium caused the cancers that have stricken four members of the team in the last eight years. Tackle Karl Nelson was diagnosed last week as having Hodgkin's disease, a cancer of the lymphatic system. Cohen told ABC-TVs "Good Morning America" that the cases were a "coincidence Probably the thing that caused their cancers came into them many years before they joined the Giants." He said the Giants' stay at the Meadowlands since 1976 is too short to show cancer. ... All Haji-Sheikh, who as a rookie out feel at home in Seattle ronio fans travel to Detroit and Cleveland but this is really far from home. When we've been on the road for a while like we have it's almost like we're at home when we get this kind of crowd support." Manager Jimy Williams said: "We're promoted all across Canada and there's a lot of Canadians in Vancouver. It makes you feel good that they would come all the way down here to see us." Compiled by Brad Betker tcday Announcing new low prices for pagers. Only 16.95 monthly for new, Motorola Display Pagers. Includes equipment and service. State-of-the-art 900 MHz paging system. Complete wide-area coverage throughout Southeastern Michigan. Attractive lease-to-own programs available. Generous quantity discounts and long-term discount agreements available. 24-hour, 7-day emergency service. Call us today for information and a free demonstration. 559-3388 of Michigan set the NFL record for field goals in a season (35 in 1983 with the Giants), was cut by the Atlanta Falcons. He missed two of three attempts in Saturday's 13-10 loss to Kansas City. . . . Chicago Bears receiver Lew Barnes is out for the season with a broken leg sustained when he slipped on wet grass and collided with a defender Dallas signed receiver Johnny (Lam) Jones to a multiyear contract after a two-day tryout. . . . Washington and San Francisco said they would boycott Friday's special draft involving Cris Carter. Hockey: Team USA cut forward Jimmy Carson of Grosse Pointe Woods from its Canada Cup roster. It also cut forward Brett Hull and defenseman U-D's Donahue hired as St. Mary's coach Glen Donahue, an assistant basketball coach at the University of Detroit and former longtime head coach at Highland Park Community College, was named Tuesday as athletic director and basketball coach at St. Mary's College In Orchard Lake. Donahue, 52, replaces Tim Domke, who began the program nine years ago, and Rich Zalenski, Domke's co-head coach last season. Zalenski Is the new coach at Bristol (Tenn.) College and is attempting to take eight St. Mary's players with him. "My job is to get the players who were here to stay and recruit a few more," Donahue said. "This is a tremendous setting and a great campus. We're looking forward to competing in the state NAIA and sooner or later competing well in the national (NAIA) tournament. Donahue, who also coached high school basketball for 11 years, was 401-205 in 1 9 seasons at Highland Park CC before joining U-D last year. Donahue's 1984-85 Highland Park team was ranked No. 1 nationally. Mick McCabe BASEBALL: A banquet honoring the De troit Hangers organization will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Coleman Young Recreation Center. 2751 Robert Bradby Drive. The Rangers' 14-and-under and 12-and-under teams won city parks and recreation titles, and the 10-and-under team won the city raice Athletic title and finished second in the state. Call Frank Robinson, 259-8862. BICYCLING: Tom Broznowtkl of San Diego won the fourth stage of the Tour de Michigan, a 50-lap event around the Capitol In Lansing. Tom Schuler of Milwaukee, formerly of Birmingham, was second. Scott McKlnley of Carmichael, Calif., was third and Is the overall leader. Herb Melngast of Grosse Pointe was ninth and Tim Swift of Detroit, 10th. In the men's amateur division, Rob Ventura of Livonia won the 25-lap stage. Steve Sevener of Grafton, Wis., was third and is the overall leader. Judy Caunper of Marblehead, Mass., won the 25-lap women's race. Karen Bllsv of State College, Pa., and Henny Topp of the Netherlands were second and fourth, respectively, and share the overall lead. Laura Charameda of Grand Haven finished seventh. Thirteen-year-old Jessica Grleco of Emerson, N.J., was fifth. Today's stage is in downtown Frankenmuth. BOWLING: Detroit's Aleta Sill earned the top seed and Garden City's Dede Davidson the third spot for tonight's finals of the Ladies Touring Players Association Inviva-tional at Liverpool, N.Y. Sill averaged 217 over her final eight games for 10,147 pins. Her high game was 243. She was 18-6 in match play. Davidson had 9,535 pins and a 13-11 record. Second, fourth and fifth are Cindy Coburn, Lorrle Nichols, Patty Costello. GOLF: Kevin Troyer of Atlas Valley Golf Club In Grand Blanc matched par 72 on a day only 20 of 288 players shot par or better, and was two shots off the lead after the first round of the U.S. Amateur at Jupiter, Fla. He trailed co-leaders Randy Relf ere and Jim McGov- $16.95 monthly '3 mhtwm, , ' V try '""" Jim Johnson in getting to the 23-player limit. The first game is Friday against Finland in Hartford, Conn. Track: The IAAF, governing body of international track and field, has imposed procedures for year-round random drug testing of athletes in both competition and training, its Medical Commission announced in Rome, site of the world championships starting this weekend. IAAF vice-president Arne LJungqvist of Sweden, who heads the Medical Commission, said it is aiming particularly at catching those who take substances that conceal drug use and who take drugs and then stop before official competitions so they can't be detected. When needed, the commission will send its own officials mstrostcts ern. Gary Nlcklaus shot 79. Larry Vaughan of Forest Lake CC in Bloomfield Hills shot 74, and Martin Carmichael of Atlas Valley shot 81. Four other Michigan golfers played in the afternoon, during which one player McGovern broke par as wind, sun and wear began to affect the greens. Josh Mondry of Knollwood Country Club in West Bloomfield shot 76; Christopher Rule of Country Club of Lansing shot 60; and Rick Williams of Meceola Country Club In Big Rapids and John Morgan of Oakland Hills Country Club in Birmingham shot 82s. The field will be cut to the top 64 after today's round for match play beginning Thursday. . . , About 100 physically impaired golfers will participate in the 39th annual National Amputee Golf Association championship beginning today at Pine View Golf Club In Three Rivers. yT'America's Favorite Store Nursery Stock And Bogged Items Available Only l Yfci" tv l .fw" in Stores With Garden Center lawn And Garden k Item$ AVa"atle n'V La'9e' K mart S,orel 1 Lovely 8" Tropical Plants Assorted tropical plants for home or office decor. Choose Marginata, Yucca, Dieffenbachla and many more. Savel Our 5.97, 6" Tropical Plant Assortment, 3.97 5S ,:. " " mil' -.mii 2.97 Our 2.97 3.97 1Va-Lb. Mlracle-Gro Miracle-Gro water soluble plant food. For larger yields. 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But medical experts said they were surprised no ringside Janson leads By JACK SAYLOR Free Presi Sports Writer Nothing motivates Lynn Janson more than state championships, and so the veteran pro from Green Ridge Country Club near Grand Rapids stepped out toward yet another one Tuesday. Janson shot a one-under-par 70 at Indianwood in Lake Orion, establishing a two-stroke lead in the Michigan PGA championship and he still hasn't got his swing working. "The course is playing tough and it's a struggle," said Janson, whose 36-hole total of 139 is three under par and two strokes ahead of Knollwood CC (West Bloomfield) assistant Bob Makoski. "But I'm in good position if I get my swing going and make myself play aggressive." Janson, a 39-year-old Michigan State alumnus who has won everything worth winning in Michigan golf, hit 16 greens in regulation with So Price , A( leiiMfi i Fot Add'l. vou' Net Cosi Attet Rebate Our 3.97 Q7 'O After Rebate 2-Gal. 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