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2C DETROIT FREE PRESSFRIDAY, JULY 10, 1992 Redskins to build stadium in Virginia Washington Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke unveiled plans Thursday to build a 78,000-seat stadium for his team in a mostly abandoned rail yard in Alexandria, Va. Flanked by NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue, Redskin coach Joe Gibbs and Virginia Gov. Douglas Wilder, Cooke said the 300-acre site south of National Airport would be the home of .''.iK.n.VdM the Redskins beginning with the 1994 season. The stadium will be called Jack Kent Cooke Park at Potomac Yard. , Plans call for an open stadium with grass field. It would would include 59,300 regular seats, 15,000 club-level seats and 331 skyboxes with 4,300 seats. Construction will cost about $160 million, which Cooke is expected to pay. Virginia will foot the bill for about $130 million in road and subway improvements. Cooke said that the stadium would be used only for football and said he expects no trouble in duplicating the frenetic atmosphere that characterizes Redskin games at RFK Stadium. "If you think 55,000 Redskin fans make a lot of noise, wait until you, and our opponents, hear 80,000," Cooke boasted. "They will make more noise than the Congress." The site is about a mile south of the airport and affords views of the Capitol and the Washington Monument. MORE NFL The New York Giants drafted Duke quarterback Dave Brown in the first round of the NFL's supplemental draft. The only other player whp applied for the supplemental draft was Derrick Williams of Dixie Junior College. He wasn't picked. NBA: Terry Cummings of the San Antonio Spurs might miss all of next season because of a knee injury suf- icicu uuiiiig a lul.rul' game ill iUiidgu, the San Antonio Express-News reported. The newspaper said the Cummings tore two ligaments in his right knee Monday when a player fell on him. TRACK AND FIELD: Former gold medalist Daley Thompson's last-shot bid for a berth on the British Olympic decathlon team lasted all of five seconds when he pulled a hamstring during the 100 meters, first event of a decathlon, in London. Thompson, 33, who was aiming for his fifth Olympics, promptly announced his retirement. ... . Mary (Decker) Slaney, suffering from a virus, withdrew from her planned confrontation against Zola (Budd) Pieterse in a 2,000-meter race today in London. The two were to compete with each other for the first time in seven years. They last raced in Europe in 1985, a year after Slaney tripped on Pieterse's bare heel in the 3,000-meter final at the Los Angeles Olympics. College Football The House Ways and Means Committee voted to exempt college bowls from paying taxes on many of the contributions they receive from corporate sponsors. The proposal would block recent rulings by the Internal Revenue Service requiring charitable organizations that extensively promote donors in return for contributions to pay taxes on the money. In November, the IRS ruled that the Mobil Cotton Bowl and the John Hancock Bowl were liable for taxes on contributions from their corporate sponsors. The IRS said the gifts were payments for advertising a business enterprise not related to the bowls' tax-exempt purpose. CYCLING: Italy's Guido Bontempi won the fifth stage of the Tour de France, and French cyclists Pascal Lino and ' Richard Virenque remained 1-2 in the overall standings. Bontempi covered a 122-mile leg that ended in Wasquehal in 4 hours, 6 minutes, 1 second. GOLF: Morris Hatalsky one-putted the first 12 holes on the way to a six-under-par 65 and a one-shot lead in the first round of the Anheuser-Busch Goli Classic at Williamsburg, Va. Hatalsky finished with 16 one-putts and 2 two-putts. . . . i Paul Curry of Britain shot a 10 ufider-par 60, breaking the course record at Gleneagles, Scotland, and earning a share of the second-round lead in the Scottish Open with American Mark Brooks at 12-under-par 128. Clirry needed a 20-foot eagle putt on the final hole to break 60 and set the European record, but he hit the ball three feet past the hole. The U.S. PGA Tour record of 59 is shared by Al Geiberger (1977) and Chip Beck (1991) Three former U.S. Open champions, Larry Nelson, Scott Simpson and Fuzzy Zoeller, pulled out of next week's British Open at Muirfieldotland. In Belding, it's the Mother of Mackers Not bigger, but better. That's the word from the west Michigan town of Belding, which this weekend hosts the Godzilla of all Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournaments a 5,032-team hoopfest that features $800 championship rings and a $10,000 dunk contest. The rings will go to the winners of the men's and women's open division, "and they're really sweet," said Macker vice-president Mitch McNeal. "We saw the quality of the open division go down, so we've given them some incentive." The dunk contest will feature 17 past champions. Last year's Macker drew 51 more teams to Belding than this year's, "but that isn't a concern," McNeal said. "Our theory is that because there are so many Mackers in Michigan, people will play Belding a couple times and then stick to the tournament that's closest to them." Of the 52 Mackers, 11 will be held in Michigan. Future stops include Ludington (July 25-26), Port Huron (Aug. 8-9), Sault Ste. Marie (Aug. 15-16), Oakland University in Rochester (Aug. 22-23), Lansing (Sept. 5-6) and Kalamazoo (Sept. 26-27). In September, the Macker will make its first stop at the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. "We've just signed a four-year deal with them," McNeal said. "We're the official 3-on-3 tournament of the Basketball Hall of Fame. We're going to hold a tournament there in the fall, but we'll have another one next May to coincide with the induction ceremonies." By Corky Meinecke Family enough for two football squads Mark Guy's family tree includes 19 brothers and sisters with roots in an appropriately named hometown: Olive Branch, Miss. Guy, a wide receiverdefensive back, will be in the lineup when the Detroit Drive (4-2) plays Albany (5-1) for first place in the Arena Football League Northern Division at 8 tonight at Joe Louis Arena. Last week, in his first arena game, he recovered a fumble and ran it in for a touchdown. Guy, 28, is the third-youngest of the 20 children, who range in age from 25 to 52. He said there are no twins in the bunch. "I'm very proud of my family," said Guy, who has started his own family with wife Vanessa and 15-month-old son Anthony Marquez. "We lived in a big house and grew our own food. We never starved. There was always food on the table. Dad didn't allow fighting, so we all got along well." Other than a brother in New York and a sister in Chicago, all of Guy's siblings still live in Olive Branch. He has built a home there to keep close contact. Guy said because of the age range, there were never more than eight children home at one time. Still, he added, there was an advantage to having such a family while he was in college at Tennessee-Martin. "Whenever I came home from school," he said, "I always had a lot of people to ask for money." Guy (5-feet-9, 170 pounds) was called up last week to replace former college teammate Andre Langley, who is injured. Guy, a three-year Canadian Football League veteran, played with Drive quarterback Gilbert Renfroe in Calgary last year. By Doug Church He's not just an ordinary Joe Treboh Joe will try not to make harness racing history tonight. Joe, a 9-year-old gelding, is living proof that you can lead a horse to the track but you can't make him win. In tonight's first race at Pocono Downs in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Joe might fail to win his 162nd race in a row. Treboh Joe has won once: on June 4, 1986, at Saratoga Raceway. Since then he has tied the North American harness racing record set by Shiaway Moses, who shied away from the finish line in each of his 161 starts from 1978 to 1989. "I thought that maybe when he won the first time, he didn't like being in the winner's circle with all the flashbulbs going off," owner and driver Willie Mitchell Jr. said. "Maybe he decided that if he won again, he'd have to go back to the winner's circle." Treboh Joe has gone to the post 173 times in eight years and earned just $13,956. In addition to the victory at Saratoga, he has 10 seconds and 16 thirds. He finished fourth June 28 in a race for "non-winners of their last four." Joe qualified as a non-winner of his last 160. "Most people would have gotten rid of him, but Joe is like my pet," Mitchell said. "I won't abuse him just because he doesn't win. As long as he's safe and sound and healthy, he's all right." SPORTS TODAY Area events Arena football Detroit Drive vs. Albany, 8:05 p.m., Joe Louis Arena Tickets: $17.50, $12 and $8. 567-6000. Baseball Tigers vs. California, 7:35 p.m., Tiger Stadium. Tickets: $12.50 box seats, $10 reserved, $7 reserved grandstand, $4 bleacher. 963-9944. Drag racing Street cruise series Gates open 4 p.m., time trials 5-7 p.m., eliminations 7:30 p.m., Milan International Dragway, 1 0860 PlankRoadatSnellRoad.Entryfee$15; spectators $8. 439-7368. Festival Palace Summerfest '92 Palace grounds, 4 p.m.-midnight. Features midway, taste of Oakland County, sports card and memorabilia show, autograph sessions with Lions, Pistons and former Tigers and baseball, boxing and basketball clinics. Admission: $6 adult, $4 12-under. Today: 6 p.m., baseball clinic with Milt Wilcox. For schedule, call 377-8222. , Harness racing Greenwood at Windsor Raceway Intertrack, 11 races, 7:30 p.m., Highway 18 and Sprucewood, Windsor. 961-9545. Hazel Park Harness Raceway 12 races, 7:30 p.m., 10 Mile at Dequindre. 398-1000. Saginaw Harness Raceway 13 races, 7 p.m., Saginaw Fairgrounds, 2701 E. Genesee. 1-517-755-3451.415-830 Toledo Raceway Park 13 races, 7:30 p.m., 5700 Telegraph. 1-419-476-7751. Thoroughbred racing Detroit Race Course 10 races, 2:30 p.m., Middlebelt and Schoolcraft, Livonia. 525-7300. Woodbine at Windsor Raceway Intertrack, nine races, 1:30 p.m., Highway 18 and Sprucewood, Windsor. 961-9545. TICKET UPDATE Fight Night at the Palace July 21, 8 p.m. Main event to be announced. Tickets: $20, $15 and $10. Available at the Palace box office and Ticketmaster outlets. Charge by phone, 645-6666. Information, 377-8600. Steve Crowe's best bets for weekend watching are highlighted below: Today's television noon (espD Golf: U.S. Senior Open, second round. 2:00 p.m. (MS) Golf. Anheuser Busch Classic, second round. 3:10 cm) dD Baseball: Atlanta at Chicago Cubs. 4:00 (HE) Golf: U.S. Senior Open, second round. 4:00 CusT) Golf: Celebrity Classic, second round. 6:00 (MS) Golf: Phar-Mor Classic, first round. 6:10 (W) Off to the Races from Hazel Park. 7:00 (W) Golf: Scottish Open, third round (taped). 7:30 fTspn Baseball: Oakland at Toronto. 7:30 man Baseball: Chicago White Sox at Boston. 10:30 fEsW) Baseball: St. Louis at Los Angeles. Today s radio 7:25 a.m. - Mitch Albom (also 8:25 am.), WUZ-FM (98.7). 5:00 p.m. Sports Drive, WLQV-AM (1500). 6:10 Sportsbeat, WPZA-AM (1050). 6:15 - Sportswrap, WJR-AM (760). 7:00 - The Sports Den, WCAR-AM (1090). 7:30 - Tigers: California at Detroit, WJR-AM (760), WPZA-AM (1050). 7:30 Baseball: Oakland at Toronto, CKWW-AM (580), CHOK-AM (1070). Saturday's television 10:40 a.m. CRsT) Great Lakes Boating and Outdoors. 11:00 Trackside at DRC. 11:10 CB2D Off to the races from Hazel Park. 11:30 QSD Baseball '92. noon CD Michigan Outdoors. 12:30 p.m. S3 Great Lakes Outdoors. 1:00 CEBD Tigers pregame. ' 1:15 (BSD Tigers: California at Detroit 1:30 CEBD Cycling: Tour de France highlights. J2:00 O (ABQ Bowling: Wichita Open, final round. 2:30 O (CBS) Baseball '92 2:30 (SEE) Golf: Phar-Mor Classic, second round. 3:00 O (Q (CBS) Baseball: St. Louis at Los Angeles. 3:00 O Q) (NBC) Olympics: Barcelona '92 preview. 3:00 O Sportsweekend: Calgary Stampede Rodeo. 3:30 O (ABC) Golf: U.S. Senior Open, third round. 4:00 O (NBC) Golf: Celebrity Classic, third round. 4:30 flsTH) Golf: Anheuser Busch Classic, third round. 5:00 (TaST) Rag football: Pro league championship (taped). 7:00 fW) Golf: Scottish Open, final round (taped). 8:00 CWcin CUD Baseball: Atlanta at Chicago Cubs. 9:00 flsTS) Saturday Night Thunder: Midget car racing. 10:30 (W) Trackside at DRC. 11:00 CJD US. Olympic Gold: Rowing, San Diego classic (taped); water polo, Alamo Cup (taped), midnight CUE) Horse racing: Rainbow Futurity (taped). Saturday's radio 1:15 p.m. Tigers: California at Detroit, WJR-AM (760), WPZA-AM (1050). 1:30 - Baseball: Oakland at Toronto, CKWW-AM (580), CHOK-AM (1070). 3:00 Baseball: St. Louis at Los Angeles (joined after Tigers), WPZA-AM (1050). 7:00 - Track Talk, WCAR-AM (1090). 7:05 Baseball: Minnesota at Baltimore (Ernie Harwell broadcast), WWJ-AM (950). Sunday's television 8:50 a.m. (SEE) Auto racing: Formula I Grand Prix of Britain. 11:00 CMD Games of '92. 11:10 QSD Off to the Races from Hazel Park. 11:30 QSD This Week in the NBA. noon O Eli & Denny. 1:00 p.m. QSD Auto racing: NASCAR Budweiser 300. 1:30 O Tigers: California at Detroit. 2:10 CUD CMD Baseball: Atlanta at Chicago Cubs. 2:30 (SEE) Golf: Phar-Mor, Classic, final round. 2:30 CBSD Baseball: NY Wets at Houston. 3:00 Golf: Celebrity Classic, final round (Channel 4 joins after Tigers). 3:00 CMD Auto racing: ASA Trak Auto 200. J:30O 8D (ABC) Golf: U.S. Senior Open, final round. 3:30 O Sportsweekend: Calgary Stampede Rodeo. 4:30 (MS) Golf: Anheuser Busch Classic, final round. 5:00 Q3SD Tennis: Hall of Fame Classic, final round (taped). 8:00 O Rodeo: Calgary Stampede final. 8:00 (SEE) Baseball: Philadelphia at San Diego. 8:00 (W) Volleyball: Pro beach competition (taped). 10:30 Sports Xtra 11:30 Q Sunday Sports Update. 11:30 O Sports Final Edition. 11:35 O Auto racing: Formula I Grand Prix of Britain (taped). 1:00 a.m. (MS) Cycling: Tour de France highlights. Sunday's radio 1:00 p.m. Auto racing: NASCAR Budweiser 300, WPZA-AM (1050). 1:30 - Tigers: California at Detroit, WPZA-AM (1050). 1:30 Baseball: Oakland at Toronto, CKWW-AM (580), CHOK-AM (1070). 8:00 Baseball: Chicago Philadelphia at San Diego, WWJ-AM (950), WPZA-AM (1050). 9:00 - Costas: Coast to Coast, WJR-AM (760). 9:00 Sunday Sports Albom: With Mitch Albom and Mike Stone, WLLZ-FM (98.7). TV by The numbers The highest-rated sports telecasts for June 29-July 5 (national ratings by Nielsen): National ratings DT PROGRAM NET RTG SHR 7-5 Olympic Showcase NBC 8.2 24.0 7-2 Wimbledon Highlights NBC 5.7 15.0 7-5 Wimbledon: men's final NBC 5.6 21.0 7-4 Wimbledon: women's final NBC 5.3 19.0 7-1 Wimbledon Highlights NBC 4.9 13.0 7-5 Wimbledon Highlights NBC 4.5 14.0 6-30 Wimbledon Highlights NBC 4.5 12.0 6- 29 Wimbledon Highlights NBC 4.5 12.0 7- 4 Baseball: Cubs at Atlanta CBS 4.0 15.0 7-3 Wimbledon Highlights NBC 4.0 11.0 A ratings point represents one percent of the households with television; a share represents the percentage of homes with televisions In use. An Arbitron ratings point is equal to 17,267 homes. A Nielsen rating point is equal to 921,000 homes. A Nielsen ratings point for a cable telecast varies from network to network. For example, one ESPN ratings point represents 588,000 homes. Muskegon hockey team adds affiliation with LA The Muskegon Fury of the Colonial Hockey League has added affiliation with the Los Angeles Kings of the NHL, a team official said Thursday. The Fury agreed earlier to affiliate with the Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins. Muskegon will carry eight to 16 players signed to either Kings or Penguins contracts, general manager Tony Lisman said. The Fury was created after the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the International Hockey League moved to Cleveland last month. The CHL, an entry-level pro league, also has teams in Fraser and Flint and in the Ontario cities of Thunder Bay, Chatham, St. Thomas and Brantford. The league will play a 60-game season starting in mid-October. BASKETBALL: Jeff Grayer of the Milwaukee Bucks scored 21 points Wednesday night, leading Ragnone AAU past the Angola Olympic team, 93-80, in an exhibition game in Flint. Angola is on a 16-game, four-state tour in preparation for the Olympics this month at Barcelona. Angola will be the opening-round opponent for the United States. Ragnone AAU also got 16 points from former Michigan State star Greg Kelser and 15 from Glen Rice of the Miami Heat. Angola was led by Jean Jacques Concelcao with 17 points and Nelson Sardinha with 13. Ragnone AAU led, 38-25, at Intermission and pushed the margin to 52-32 after a stuff and tree throw by Rice. Angola got no closer than the final margin after that. The teams played again Thursday night. FOOTBALL: The Michigan Renegades (3-2) , a semipro team, host the Grand Rapids Crush (4-0) at 5 p.m. Saturday In a Michigan Football League game at McCabe Field, Boston and Petosky on Detroit's west side. Adult spectators are asked to donate $2 and a canned good; children under 12 are free. GOLF: Jason Buha of Farmington Hills shot 75 and held a two-stroke in the boys 15-18 division after the second round of the Geneva National Junior Championship at Lake Geneva, Wis. Buha was at 146, two over par. The tournament runs 54 holes. Cameron throws his final punches here, hopes to start fresh in Florida Steve Crowe, from Page 1C sources. Among his legitimate scoops was that Bo Schembechler would become president of the Tigers. "Sports View Today," begun with co-host Bob Page, won an ACE award its first season as the country's best local cable sports talk show. Each of Cameron's "SVT" co-hosts ascended to the kind of high-profile work that eluded their less-polished partner: Page, formerly of WJZZ-FM and WRIF-FM, left after "SVT's" first 5tt years for New York and the Madison Square Garden cable network. Denny McLain, WXYT-AM morning host, left SVT after 2lA years to become co-host of Channel 2's successful "Eli & Denny." Russ Small (WXYT-AM, Michigan State football and basketball) left SVT this year to become sports director at Houston's KTRH-AM, where he does a nightly talk show and will provide analysis for Oilers games. Despite its laughably low budget and consistently abysmal time slots, "SVT" is second in longevity to Channel 7's "Kelly & Company" among current local TV shows. Cameron won't talk much about the revenue his show brought in. "I do OK and all that," he said. But many of his friends assume that by keeping production costs at a bare minimum and hustling for ad sales, Cameron has banked more than a few bucks. But many of them have gone into failed restaurant ventures Cameron seemed to leap in and out of over the years. A former colleague once joked that a mini-mall wouldn't be big enough for all of Cameron's former eateries. Cameron kept a magazine, Sports Fans Journal, in publication for 3V2 years before the angry man's guide to Detroit sports folded two years ago. Although Cameron said he broke even, he called it a big mistake because it cut so heavily into his TV ad-selling time. Dubbed "The Super Fan" during his drive-time talk days at WXYZ-AMtJ now Wai 1 , Lameron is leaving town in character super-disgusted. "I just feel that it's time for change," he said. "I'm not going any farther in Detroit at all. There's no telling it like it is in this town anymore not like it used to be. "You just don't see that style, and they don't want that style. All you have to do is look at some of our TV people and that will tell you right there. It's just not a hard-hitting sports town anymore." And Cameron blames Detroit fans for changing the face of sportscasting from the one he knew when he broke into the business. Today's TV face smiles more and rants less. That of the mid-'70s, when venom was in vogue, was best worn locally by Channel 4's Al Ackerman. "This has gone downhill as a sports town," Cameron said. "I'm talking about the mentality of the fans. "When you give a guy like Bob Probert, who I'm pulling for like crazy, a standing ovation after coming back from that (drug-related suspension). . . 30 years ago they wouldn't have accepted that in this town. "But now the fans just go along with the flow. In fact, the fans in this town like their sports sugar-coated. I didn't get into this business to be a candy maker." But if he had, the product, like his parting, would be unmistakably bittersweet. WE'RE THE PLACE FOR UP SI i ta, - "x. I ' ' , . . 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