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DETROIT FREE PRESSWEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 1990 3E .East German beats Byrel to the punch in quarters Goodwill Games, from Page IE Balado was bleeding above the right eye. Belousov was declared the winner. Replays showed Balado suffered the cut when Belousov knocked heads with him midway through the first i round. The fight was stopped with two seconds remaining in that round over the loud protests of Balado. Basketball: The u.s. women's earn started off in the Goodwill Games . much like it finished at the world championships two weeks ago. Not, : however, without a wake-up call from : the South Koreans, who despite losing, ; 94-70, made it close for a while. The U.S. women captured the : world title in Malaysia before heading to Seattle and are the heavy favorites to capture a Goodwill gold medal that the U.S. men's team could not manage. Things seemed simple enough after one half against South Korea, with the U.S. leading by 20 points. But that was trimmed to 10 with five minutes left. A steal and basket by Lynette Woodard, however, ended the threat and the Americans put on a final rush to produce the 24-point victory. Despite their world standing, the ; U.S. women don't enjoy the same ' attention as their male counterparts. Jennifer Azzi, starting guard for the United States, was most valuable player of the 1990 women's Final ' Four, where she led Stanford (32-1) to an NCAA title. But the two-time Ail-American will soon pack her duffel bags and head to Italy for no more than $150,000 a year only $25,000 ' ' above NBA minimum wage. ' "I have no choice," said Azzi, 21. " "We don't have the opportunity to play ' professionally in the United States. I could just quit, but I've worked hard for '- four years and I'm just getting good. It ' would be silly to stop." Woodard, 30, spent the better part of the 1980s playing in front of Italian crowds. The only time U.S. fans saw her play was in 1985, when she traveled with the Harlem Globetrotters. Azzi and Woodard said the women's '' -' game is more team-oriented, and thus, the U.S. women are better suited to (" win' a gold medal than the men. "Basketball is a team sport and a lot of (the U.S.) men lose focus of that," said Azzi. "The NBA scouts were in the stands, so those guys were like 'Me, me, me.' They didn't pass the ball. That's why they lost (85-79 to Yugoslavia)." DIVING: Gao Min, the Olympic 3-meter champion, won her specialty despite hitting her foot on the board on her ninth dive. American Kelly McCor-mick, who finished second to Gao in the Olympics, wound up a disappointing eighth. Modern Pentathlon: Lon Norwood of Bryan, Texas, won the women's gold medal with 5,288 points after placing first in the 2-kilometer run, second in equestrian and tying for ninth in the 200-meter swimming. Second was Ta-tiana Chernetskaya of the Soviet Union, with 5,179 points. ... In the men's competition, Soviets Anatoli Starostin, with 5,640.80 points, and Vahktang Yagorasvili, 5,475.31, won the gold and silver. Starostin, who led since the first event, completed his performance with a perfect 1,100 points in the equestrian event. BASEBALL The United States won the bronze medal as Jorge Fabregas, Darren Bragg and Jim Austin led a 15-hit attack that defeated Canada, 10-4. Fabregas had a single, double and triple, and Bragg drove in three runs with a triple, single and sacrifice fly. Austin singled twice to drive in three runs. Neil Szeryk had three singles and drove in two runs for Canada. HOCKEY: Jan Viktorsson, at 5-foot-8 the smallest skater in the competition, scored two goals to lead Sweden to a 7-1 victory over Finland and into the medal round. Thomas Forslund, a Calgary Flames pick in the 1988 NHL draft, also scored twice for Sweden. 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Michigan connection HOW THEY FARED: Light-middleweight boxer Chris Byrd, of Flint, lost a 3-2 decision to East German Torsten Schmltz in the quarterfinals. TODAY: Defenseman Dan Keczmer of Utica and forward Jim Nesich of Dearborn will play against West Germany in Ice hockey. Tigers give O'Neal second looL VOLLEYBALL Joel Despaigne had 30 kills as Cuba defeated Italy, 15-6, 8-15, 15-8, 15-17, 15-12. Lazaro Beltran had 20 kills for Cuba (2-0). ... Ron Zwerver had 34 kills and Edwin Ben-ne added 21 as the Netherlands (1-1) beat Argentina, 15-9, 15-9, 17-15. The Tigers had second thoughts about drafting Kelley O'Neal last summer. They planned to convert the all-state shortstop from Belleville High, into a second baseman. Those plans were put on hold a year, but now O'Neal is settling in on the right side of the infield for the Class A Niagara Falls Rapids. "They drafted me to be a second baseman, but last year I never played there," O'Neal said. "I mostly played third base and leftfield a couple of times." O'Neal moved to second during this year's extended spring training in Lakeland, Fla. "I've made three errors so far," he said. "But I've been playing a lot. The coaches still feel I have to take a lot of ground balls." O'Neal is batting .266 with three doubles and two home runs. Last season at Bristol, he had seven triples, third best in the rookie Appalachian League. "I've been hitting the ball hard," O'Neal said. "It's just not falling in the right places all the time. But as long as I keep hitting the ball hard I'll be happy." O'Neal was dealt a setback last Saturday when he suffered a hairline fracture of the middle finger of his left JOE CYBULSK1 Farm report tSi Allstate shortstop learns new position hand while sliding. He is expected to return in about two weeks. O'Neal, 19, passed up a scholarship at Central Michigan to sign with the Tigers. "Sometimes I wish I had gone to college," he said. "When you come right out of college you're already 22, 23, and you either perform in two years or they get rid of you. "It's different coming out of high school. First, they say to take your time, Kelley O'Neal you're still young. But all of a sudden, you're not young anymore." Coming And Goings: Fayetteville (Class A) outfielder Brian Cornelius, whose hitting streak ended at 24 games, was promoted to Lakeland (Class A). He's batting .286 (10-for-35) in 10 games with Lakeland. . . . Fayetteville outfielder Duane Walker retired. ... Going to Fayetteville were Niagara Falls outfielders Dennis McNamara and David Keating, Bristol catcher Brad Wilson, Lakeland pitcher Ed Ferra and Niagara Falls pitcher Steve Wolfe Niagara Falls pitcher Doug Marcero had shoulder surgery and is out for the season Bristol (rookie) infielder Mike Mauro was promoted to Niagara Falls, and Toledo (Triple-A) pitcher Ron Rightnowar was sent to Niagara Falls Niagara Falls, which had won five straight until Monday's loss to Batavia, leads the Stedler Division of the New York-Penn League. Growing ... Growing ... Tripie-A baseball has come up with a timetable for expansion, even though the major leagues have yet to announce their plans for the 1993 season. Cities interested in obtaining franchises in the Triple-A Alliance the International League, the American Association and Pacific Coast League may apply from Aug. 15 to Sept. 1 5. Applications will be reviewed by the Expansion and Realignment Committee in Toronto during the fall meetings. "We could get anywhere from two to 20 applications," said Randy Mob-ley, Triple-A Alliance commissioner. "We're going to find out how many cities we need to look at." Mobley said the leagues would lose valuable time waiting to see which cities the majors choose for expansion. "The worst thing you can do is sit on your hands and wait to see what the major leagues are going to do," Mobley said. "We have to begin the process." The Triple-A Expansion and Realignment Committee expects to visit prospective cities early next year and grant franchises by June. New franchises are expected to sell 2,500 season tickets and have stadiums with at least 10,000 seats. Farm stats, Page6E. yPP tDF (99111119 ! " I IT J If sm mxm mi m m (m fh t -x, L,r - xv y I 4V II superstores! 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