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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 15, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Spurs dim Sonics By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Mike San Antonios high scoring found himself sharing credit with the Spurs Defense A long time has passed since San Antonio beat anyone with its but that may be changing said Coach Cotton Fitzsimmons Thursday night after the Spurs knocked off the Seattle to snap a fourgame National Basketball Association losing That might be a new concept for this Fitzsimmons The way we play right now when the games on the we try to win it with our We did it with our defense in the fourth quarter and Mitchells of Mitchell poured in 19 of his game high 25 points in the final quarter as the Spurs pulled away in the final minutes to lock up the victory after losing to lowly Golden State San Antonio had dropped three straight on the After the loss at Golden we wanted to come out and show some which I felt we Fitz simmons said after his team im proved its record to silent through the first three quarters partly because of foul came alive in the final period NBA By The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L 14 16 New Jersey 33 33 New 44 Central Division 19 Detroit 29 Chicago 46 WESTERN CONFERENCE Midwest Division 35 39 40 23 26 29 San 34 35 Kansas 42 Pacific Division 18 Phoenix 35 36 GB 39 44 2V4 Golden State 47 19 xclinched playoff 19 Thursdays Games 30 New York Chicago 97 Clippers Indiana 112 Atlanta Golden State 112 10 San Antonio Seattle 93 1554 Todays Games 20 Houston at Washington 2054 New York at Philadelphia 26 Boston at Cleveland Denver at Dallas Phoenix at Chicago Kansas City at Utah 3 Golden State at Portland 54 San Antonio at Lakers 10 11 1854 1654 1754 2054 25 29 by sinking seven of nine shots from the field and five of five free He hit 10 of 14 fieldgoal tries for the I hit a couple shots and then I started getting Mitchell Early in the Danny Vranes was doing a real good Hes one of the better defensive players in In the final Mitchell was matched against several different At some it really doesnt matter whos out Mitchell said of his ability to shoot over vir tually Once you start hit ting that shot you get that While Mitchell was starring at the offensive the Spur defense took away Seattles inside game and forced the Sonics to miss from the Knicks 106 Bulls 97 Bernard Kings strong first half and strong performances from his usually quiet teammates enabled New York to hold off New Braurifgls HwaldZaitung March 9A San Antonios Mike who had 19 points in the fourth quarter goes to the basket in an earlier game NFL adopts speedup picks SB sites AP National Football League owners are wrapping up their annual meeting confident that theyve found a way to end a decline in TV ratings with a few subtle twists they hope can cut the average length of games to under three The owners did little drastic in their annual bout with their rules except for approving a ninegame preseason experiment with instant replays of controversial But that experiment is simply a repeat of one tried in 1978 and NFL officials said theres no chance it will be used during the regular What was approved was what the leagues Competition spearheaded by Dallas Cowboys president Tex Schramm and Miami Dolphins Coach Don called its pace of the game It was designed to shave minutes from games that averaged three nine minutes last season without drastically changing the style of The owners spent most of the morning choosing Miami as the 1989 Super Bowl site and New Orleans for They may soon choose Minneapolis for 1991 Commissioner Pete Rozelle said the sentiment was for a site with a domed stadium north of the MasonDixon But much of the activity centered on The replay experiment will be used in the nine exhibition contests to be televised beginning with the annual Hall of Fame game at which this year will match the New York Giants and Houston Unlike the United States Football Leagues replay there will be no There will simply be an official with a monitor in the press box or elsewhere in the stadium who will communicate by radio with the officials on the field if he sees a play which might have been called As for the speedup most were approved just as they were recommended by the competition except for one that had recommended cutting time outs in the last two minutes of each half from 90 seconds to they will be reduced to 60 The others include starting the clock after penalties if the clock would have kept running had the penalty not been called and ac officiating mechanics to put the ball in play more quickly between after penalty calls and on The owners also approved a motion to urge the networks to get in and out of their commercials faster using gimmicks like chalkboards and instant replays between plays rather than around com Browns want to sign Miami quarterback Kosar Ohio AP University of Miami quarterback Bernie Kosar wants to be a Cleveland and the Cleveland Browns want Bernie I followed the Browns my whole That would be the ideal Kosar said Thursday in announcing he intends to graduate early from college and participate in the National Football League draft next The problem in bringing Kosar to the Browns is their drafting Cleveland has the seventh pick in the April 30 and Kosar is likely to be the second or third which has the 1 already has signed Virginia Tech defensive lineman Bruce so the next call would go to the Houston who are not likely to go for Kosar since they signed former Canadian Football League quarterback Warren Moon to a longterm deal last UCLA romps in NIT By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The UCLA Bruins showed they havent lost their touch in postseason and in this case the touch was more like a hammering for Montanas basketball Back in postseason play after a years the Bruins got off on the right foot in the National In vitation Tournament with a resounding 7847 firstround victory Thursday night over Were one step closer to New York City to redeem ourselves for our performance in said UCLA Coach Walt hoping to atone for a poor start this season which kept the Bruins out of the NCAA The contest was one of 10 first round NIT games Thursday as Virginia beat West Virginia Tennessee edged Tennessee Tech 65 Josephs nipped Missouri Louisville edged Alcorn State Cincinnati stopped Kent State South western Louisiana tripped Florida South Florida hammered Wake Forest Marquette overpowered Bradley 7764 and Fresno State defeated Santa Clara 7976 in triple The remainder of the firstround games will be played when Butler plays at Clemson takes on Fordham meets Richmond and Houston visits Reggie Miller scored a gamehigh 21 points and Nigel Miguel added 14 to lead the UCLA attack at Pauley Pavilion as the resurgent Bruins won their eighth game in the last Darrick Simms converted a three point play with 35 seconds left to boost Virginia over West Virginia in The basket and Simms followup free throw gave the Cavaliers a 5655 lead that held up when West Virginias Vernon Odom had a lastsecond shot bounce off the Fred Jenkins scored on a tipin with 14 seconds remaining to lift Tennessee over Tennessee Tech in QB changes highlight USFL matchups By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The United States Football League season is only three weeks but at least three teams will have new quarterbacks this Two of them will be at the helm Saturday night when Fred Mortensen leads the San Antonio Gunslingers against the winless Express in Los Angeles and Matt Robinson takes over when the Portland Breakers entertain the Orlando On Saturday Arizona visits Tampa Three more games are on tap Sunday Memphis at New Jersey at Baltimore and Jacksonville under new quar terback Ed Luther at SportsWorld Astros split squads win games AP Former Houston Astro Ray Knight and Darryl Strawberry each drove in eighth inning runs to lead the New York Mets to a 21 major league exhibition baseball victory over the Astros Knight singled to right and Strawberry doubled to score the gamewinning hit off loser Larry VERO AP Terry Puhl tripled home one run and scored another in the first inning and the Houston Astros went on to a 31 exhibition baseball victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers Nonroster righthander Charlie Kerfeld blanked the Dodgers on three hits the first five innings to earn the Baltimore nips Texas MIAMI AP Mike Young drove in four runs Thursday afternoon as the Baltimore Orioles defeated the Texas The who improved their exhibition record to scored three unearned runs in the first An error by second baseman Wayne Tolleson set the stage for Youngs basesloaded triple off losing pitcher Tommy Young drove in another run with a double in the seventh Calgary Games price soars to million Alberta AP An The weekend schedule winds up Monday night when Denver visits San Antonio is the second lowest scoring team in the with Rick Neuheisel completing only 31 of 70 passes for 402 yards and just one who was signed last year after being waived by is 8of14 for 85 yards in limited Weve gone three games and havent executed as well as we need said Coach Jim We felt it was time to take a good look at We just needed to see if a change would lift the It isnt that weve lost confidence in It doesnt mean that Rick isnt going to play any Its a long If we get in we wont hesitate to go to The Express offfield financial woes seem to have affected the teams Our kids have been playing said Coach John whose club is 03 and has blown a fourth quarter lead in each The balls not bouncing right for us right but its important for our players to maintain their poise and In announcing that Robinson would replace Doug Woodward 42of90 for 568 and two Portland Coach Dick Coury said the Breakers are looking for a spark to ignite He pointed to last weeks 2917 loss to saying We had 79 plays to Denvers We should have scored more points with that We feel we didnt play as with as much against Denver as we did in the other two official of the 1988 Winter Olympics insists there is no reason for panic despite a price tag million in excess of the original estimate of million to stage the Calgary John chairman the financial and budget said Thursday that he is not worried because revenue estimates are rising just as quickly as cost His current estimate calls for an ex penditure of As a taxpayer you should not worry that it the organizing com mittee is Lecky said at a news Given that we do not have an international disruption that could lead to a we think our revenue and cost estimates are Boycotts disruped the last three Summer at Montreal in Moscow in 1980 and Los Angeles last But such disruptions do not necessarily spell economic The privately funded Los Angeles which cost million to earned a surplus of nearly Rain delays Mahaffeys status NEW ORLEANS AP John Mahaffey was philosophical about having to wait 15 hours to play one hole to learn if he would be the first round leader in the Golf Rain ended play on Thursday with 36 golfers still out on the Lakewood Country Club course 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