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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - June 28, 1988, Aiken, South Carolina SPORTS Aiken Standard Aiken South Carolina Page7A Tuesday June 28 1988 Television Today pm Baseball San Francisco Giants at Atlanta Braves WTBS Local Schedule Aiken Legion Post 26 Home games played at USCA Wednesday June 29 Barnwell at Aiken pm Friday July 1 Orarigeburg at Aiken pm Augusta Pirates Today Augusta at Sumter pm Wednesday June 29 Charleston SC at Augusta pm Thurday June 30 Charleston SC at Augusta pm Friday July 1 Charleston SC at Augusta pm Saturday July 2 Charleston SC at Augusta pm Briefly Shepherd Named NAIA AilAmerican Ray Shepherd who hit a team re cord 25 home runs to lead the USC Aiken baseball team has been named to the NAIA AllAmerica team and the Academic AllAmeri ca team it was announced Monday Shepherd a junior was joined by Pacer first baseman Greg Ehmig who was named to the second team and Darrin Jackson a pitcher who honorable mention Shepherd batted 439 in leading the Pacers to a 4310 record His 25 home runs broke the record set by Wayne Slocum in 1983 Ehmig batted 433 with 20 home runs on the season including three in as many at bats during the Dis trict 6 playoffs Jackson compiled a 101 record on the mound with an ERA jof 228 Clemson To Play FSU On Television NEW YORK AP CBSTV completed its schedule of Septem ber college football telecasts Mon day by announcing that it will show Florida State at Clemson on Sept 17 and Tennessee at Auburn on Sept 24 Both games will air at pm EOT All four teams finished in the As sociated Press Top Twenty last sea son Florida State was No 2 Au burn seventh Clemson 12th and 1 Tennessee 14th Betheas Trial Postponed Again COLUMBIA AP The drugre lated trial of South Carolina football player Ryan Bethea has been post poned again but a prosecutor said the delay this time would be for only one day x A The trial had been tentatively scheduled to be held June 13 but it was delayed until Monday Monday assistant Solicitor Jim Morton said the trial had been post poned until today at the Richland County Judicial Center Were not going to do anything until Morton said I cant say anything else Betheas lawyers Edward Pun ky Holler and IS Leevy Johnson would not comment about the case Holler said he had no ide why the trial was postponed Wallace Increases NASCAR Points Lead DAYTONA BEACH Fla AP Rusty Wallace moved right to the edge of a midseason bonus and increased his lead in the NAS CAR Winston Cup stock car racing standings with his victory in the Miller High Life 400 race The win Sunday at Michigan In ternational Speedway the second in the last three races for the St Louis native gave him a 130ppint lead 21452105 over secondplace Dale Earnhardt of Kannapolis NC Winston is offering a combined bonus to the top 10 in the Winston Cup standings following Saturdays Pepsi Firecracker 400 at Daytona International Speedway A 115MOO bonus goes to the Winston Cup point leader following the 400 mile event NO PROBLEM Mike Tyson holds up his arms in victory as Don King right looks on following the firstround AP Laserphoto knockout of Michael Spinks Monday night Tyson only threw eight punches in the fight Tyson Breezes To Victory By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Writer ATLANTIC CITY NJ The fight with Michael Spinks was over with fright ening ease Mike Tysons fight with his detractors goes on Tyson casting aside his personal prob lems needed only 91 seconds to dispose of Spinks on Monday night and retain his undisputed heavyweight championship in a bout that helped cement his stature as the top fighter of his tune Afterward he alternated between the ectasy of a win and the bitterness of a man who feels he has been wronged blasting reporters who had questioned whether the personal turmoil in his life would affect his performance in the ring After this fight I wasnt really appre ciative of what you reporters did to me Tyson said after ending boxings richest fight ever by putting Spinks down twice in the first round You try to embarrass me you try to embarrass my family you try to dis grace us Tyson who turns 22 on Thursday then hinted of retirement As far as I know this may be my last fight he said If it was his last fight and few believe it will be considering the tens of millions of dollars he still stands to earn Tyson certainly went out with a bang With Spinks choosing a risky course of standing and trying to trade punches with the heavyweight champion Tyson knocked the challenger down a minute into the fight then finished him with a leftright combination that left Spinks sprawled on his back beneath the ropes unable to get up When I came into the ring and looked at him I saw the fear and I knew it would be a firstround knockout Tyson said Tyson landed only eight punches in the brief fight but from the time the first left AP Laserphoto HAPPY LADY Actress Robin Givens Mike Tysons wife is all smiles after her husbands hefty pay day book found its intended mark in Spinks chin the fight was as good as over Spinks threw 10 punches landing just two The first punch I threw he wobbled a bit said Tyson Right there I knew I had him Spinks who had never been knocked down much less out in a professional career that spanned 11 years tried to make it a fight He went to Tyson and tried to throw an overhand right but the champion responded with a right of his own that crashed into Spinks left temple Tyson followed with a threepunch combination that sent Spinks backward into the ropes Spinks bounced off the ropes and crossed part of the ring where Tyson met him and landed down a left to the head and a right to the chest that put the challenger down I said I would come to fight Spinks said I thought I would take my shot when I could and I tried Spinks was up at the count of three and after taking the mandatory eightcount went right back to Tyson It was a mis take that proved fatal to his chances As Spinks tried to throw a right hand Tyson crashed a short right uppercut that put Spinks down this time for the count I thought I would exchange right hands with him and catch him coming in Spinks said Instead I shot my load and he stepped back and caught me with a good shot Spinks tried briefly to get up but col lapsed back on his back as referee Frank Capuccino counted the fighter out Spinks longtime manager and confidant Butch Lewis rushed into the ring and put his arm around his fighter while the Ty son corner erupted in jubilation He came out fighting hoping for a knockout or a cut Tyson said I think he was too scared to do anything else The spectacular title defense his sev enth since becoming the youngest heavy weight champion ever at the age of 20 also was his quickest and one of shortest heavyweight title fights in history Only three heavyweight title fights have ended earlier the shortest coming on April 6 1900 when James Jeffries stopped Jack Finnegan 55 seconds into the fight Tyson made Spinks his 16th firstround knockout victim while scoring his 31st knockout in 35 fights Fight Stuns Houndslakes TV Viewers By KENZIE WINSTEAD Staff Sports Writer It was billed as the fight of the century the biggest one since Muhammad Alls first bout against Joe Frazier in Madison Square Garden some 17 years ago However all of the hype went for naught It ended in a blink of an eyelash quick er than you can say million or Trump Plaza or Don King or closed circuit TV At Aikens Houndslake Country Club where area boxing fans had paid and to see the bout on closed circuit televi sion the hoopla turned into sour grapes as they quickly headed for the parking lot The Once and for all extravaganza was a little bit too much for St Louis Mo native Michael Spinks Monday night In the fourthshortest heavyweight title fight in history Mike Tyson destructed Spinks in of the first round at The Convention Center in Atlantic City NJ just across the street from Trump Hotel and Casino After the contest the youthful Tyson oozed with confidence but not exurberance Theres no fighter like me said Ty son the undisputed heavyweight champi on I can beat anybody in the world Monday night it looked like Tyson is indeed invincible It was Tysons 35th win in as many tries with 31 knockouts and 16 firstround KOs Tyson performed the task in stunningly easy fashion as he forced Spinks to his knees before finishing him off just sec onds later with a righthand uppercut Spinks fell to his back and couldnt get back up However Spinks who lost his first pro fessional fight in 32 tries predicted that someone could beat the 21yearold Ty son Theres no man on earth that cant be beat he said When asked to name a possible challenger to Tyson he couldnt For Spinks the night wasnt a total loss as he pocketed million for his min uteplus of activity or you might say in activity With the win Tyson earned a guaranteed million to add to his al ready healthy bankroll I have no excuses said Spinks who won an Olympic gold medal in 1976 I wouldnt say its an easy way out It was what the public wanted Mike was the better man tonight My hat goes out to him I tried to do what I came to do Spinks continued I came to fightIm not afraid of anybody on this planet I respect everybody Spinks idle for 376 days before Monday nights fight simply couldnt ward off the aggressive Tyson He said the long lay off didnt play a part in the outcome of the fight I was 100 percent tonight he going to enjoy the fact that the fight is over Tyson apparently troubled by outside thering bouts with his manager Bill Cayton and wife Robin took everything in stride Regardless of whatever hap pens in my life Tyson said matterof factly the job has to be done And do the job he did After the fight one reporter asked Spinks if hed like a rematch with Tyson He said Sure Id like a rematch Spinks may be ready for another fight with Tyson But Im not so sure the boxing fans are In a preliminary fight an IFB elimi nation encounter 28yearold Carl The Truth Williams earned an unanimous decision over Trevor Berbick in 12 rounds Tyson left his future in the air Monday night with one statement This may be my last fight Dont believe it Lendl Outlasts Aussie At Wimbledon By ANDREW WARSHAW AP Sports Writer WIMBLEDON England Get into a fifth set with Ivan Lendl at Wimbledon and start saying your prayers The worlds topranked player may not have enjoyed the ultimate success in the famed Grand Slam tournament in six tries but when it comes to a battle of attrition hes a survivor Mark Woodforde a redhaired Austra lian became Lendls latest fiveset vic tim cracking under pressure after al most five hours to go down 75 67 67 75108 on Monday Woodforde got closer than most to beat ing Lendl at his own game when he reached match point in the 14th game of the final set But the Australian blew his chance and was made to pay as the tour naments top seed reached the quarterfi nals for the fifth time in six years Lendl who survived a fivesetter in his previous match said mental strength was the key on Monday Thats what pulls me through Other wise I wouldnt still be here the 28 yearold Czechoslovak said Once again Lendl is still here battling on in his quest for a first Wimbledon title But the name of his quarterfinal oppo nent wont be known until today Thats because the fourthround match on Cen tre Court between American Tim Mayotte and Henri Leconte of France was called off due to earlyevening rain with Mayotte leading 6476 That match was to be completed today after the first of the womens quarterfi nals between American Chris Evert and Helena Sukova of Czechoslovakia Steffi Graf the topseeded woman was next up against unseeded Pascale Paradis of France The other womens quarterfinal matched Americans Pam Shriver and Zina Garrison Another unfinished fourthround match opened the program on Court No 1 De fending champion Martina Navratilova of the US aiming to win a record ninth Wimbledon singles title trailed 42 in the first set against Larissa Savchenko of the Soviet Union West German Boris Beckers fourth rounder against American Paul Anna cone which never got started Monday was next on Court No 1 Jimmy Connors also had unfinished business on Court No 2 The 35yearold American was locked at 66 in the third set with West Germanys Patrick Kuhnen after splitting the first two The finish of the LendlWoodforde match the longest of the tournament to date beat the rain by a few minutes Wilander the No 2 mens seed from Sweden overcame bigserving Slobodan Zivojinovic of Yugoslavia 64 76 75 to move within three matches of adding Wimbledon to his Australian and French Open titles Graf the top womens seed completed another demolition job this time 62 62 over American Mary Joe Fernadez The 19yearold West German has now dropped just 10 games in four matches Defending mens championion Pat Cash cruised through to a quarterfinal showdown with twotime titlist Becker The Australian the No 4 seed ousted Andrei Olhovskiy of the Soviet Union ranked 151st in the world in straight sets The fourthseeded Evert needed three sets to beat Katrina Adams a 19yearold from Chicago once idolized her opponent a threetime Wimbledon champion AP Laserphoto IVAN LENDL Needs five hours and five sets to advance