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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 2, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Sports Page 10_ \-\era\6-Zeitung New Braunfels. Texas Navratilova in finals No. 1 seed to face either Graf or Shriver Saturday Thursday July 2 198/ Sonic Drive In prevails in championship contest Some Drive In captured the Majors City Championship Little league baseball    title Wednesday night with a 4-3 victory over Comal Saddler) at the American League Field Sonic, the American league representative, took an early 3-0 lead before Comal Saddlery tied the game in the fourth A run in the bottom of the sixth inning gave the title to Sonie’s The Intermediate-Minors City Championship will be played at 7 p m Monday at the National league Field    Mr Gatti's will represent    the American League and    Er- nesto's Designs will represent the National league On Tuesday night, the Pee Wee Cit) Champinship will be played The game will take place at 7 p.rn at the American league Field Representing the National League will be Ducky's T-shirt Shop, while Domino’s will represent the host league. The Intermediate-Minor league All-Stars will play at 7 p.m. July 9 at the National league Field while the Pee Wee All-Stars will battle at the American League Field at 7 p m. July IO. The Major League All-Stars for both the American and National leagues will play in ar. eight-team tournament in Seguin beginning July Ll The winner of that tournament will play for the district title Jul\ 20 m I »on/ales Oilers honor Earl Campbell by retiring his No. 34 jersey WIMBLEDON, England (AP) -Martina Navratilova mixed baseline steadiness with her usually strong serve-and-volley game to beat Chris Evert 6-2, 5-7. 6-4 to win a spot in the women’s final at Wimbledon. Navratilova has won every previous Wimbledon final she has reached. If she maintains that practice in Saturday’s title match, the Czech-born, American-naturalized left-hander will have a record sixth consecutive championship and record-equalling eighth overall, as well as her first tournament victory of a relatively disappointing year. Navratilova’s opponent in her 23rd Grand Slam tournament final and sixth in a row will be the winner of Thursday’s second semifinal between second-seeded Steffi Graf of West Germany and fifth-seeded Pam Shriver of the United States. In the men's semifinals Friday, second-seeded Ivan Lendl will play fourth-seeded Stefan Fldberg of Sweden, while the surprise of the tournament. 34-year-old Jimmy Connors of the United States, will take his No. 7 seeding against 11th-seeded Pat Cash of Australia. Navratilova's victory was her 39th in the 73-match rivalry that stretches back to 1973 in a first-round match in Akron, Ohio. The last time they met was on the clay courts of Paris, and Navratilova won that semifinal as well. 6-2, 6-2, to end Evert’s two-year reign as French Open champion. Lendl is closing in on the two things Martina Navratilova in tennis he craves so much respect and a Wimbledon championship. Lendl, the hungry Czechoslovak, and Connors, the American street-fighter, both advanced to the semifinals of the world's most prestigious grass-court tournament Wednesday. Lendl, serving and volleying like a seasoned grass-courter. over powered Houri Leconte of France, 7-6,6-3, 7-6. But most of the spotlight was on Connors, without a tournament title for almost three years, who withstood 25 aces from Slobodan Zivojinovic of Yugoslavia before prevailing 7-6, 7-5, 6-3 to reach the semifinals for the lith time. Only 24 hours earlier, Connors had rallied from the brink of elimination to beat Mikael Pernfors of Sweden in five sets. “The reply from the guy s in the locker room has been respect and amazement." Connors said The women’s semifinals were scheduled for Centre Court today at the All England Club. In the first match-up. No. 3 seed Chris Evert and defending champion Martina Navratilova, the top seed. are meeting for the 73rd time. The old rivals will be followed by the hottest player on the circuit. West Germany's 18-year-old Steffi Graf who is taking a 44-match unbeaten run into her meeting with Pam Shriver, the outsider of the last four To reach the semifinals, Navratilova crushed Australia’s Diane Balestrat 6-2, 6-1, while Evert downed Claudia Kohde-Kilsch of West Germany, 6-1.6-3. viraf beat the other leading teenager of the women’s game Gabnela Sabatim of Argentina, for the eighth < insecutive time As on six >f the previous seven occasions, Sabatiru won a set but again wound up losing, this time 4-6.6-1,6-1 Shriver, in the semifinals for the first time since 1981, saved a match point against Helena Sukova before winning 4-6,7 -6.10-8. In his semifinal on Friday, Connors will play Australia’s Pat Cash, aiming for his first Grand Slam title. He beat Mats Wilander. last month’s beaten French Open finalist, 6-3. 7-5, 6-4, and has dropped only one set in the tournament I endl takes on Sweden’s Stefan F.dberg, the No. 4 seed, who was a 4-6. 6-4, 6-1. 6-3 winner over compatriot VndersJarred Two years ago, Lendl lost here to Leconte in the fourth round and had to play his best to gain revenge against the F renchman The ninth-seeded I Bronte matched the w orld’s No. I player on serve and at the net. But he had little luck with ms passing shots, repeatedly missing Lie lines by a few inches, and w hen it < tine to the key points, Lendl was the master. Today I played a player who is Y I, even on grass.’ IA*conte said Connors said he felt no after-effects from ins match against Pernfors when he took on tile big-scmng Zivojinov ic. Connors badly needed to win tile opening set to avoid being caught up in another marathon He won the tiebreaker 7-5 and got stronger and stronger his famed returns neutralizing the big serves Ztvojincn ic said fie hoped Connors. Wimbledon champion rn 1974 and 1982, w ins again HOUSTON AP) The Houston Oilers announced Wednesday they are retiring tile No 34 jersey worn by former running back E arl Campbell. til* team’s all-time leading rusher and three-time All Pro selection Campbell, the 1977 Rosman Trophy winner at the University of Texas, led the Oilers in rushing in each of his first six seasons with the Oilers before fie was traded to the New Orleans Saints Ort £. 1484 Campbell’s jersey will be officially retired in ceremonies Aug 13 in the Astrodome when the Oilers meet th* Kansas City Chiefs in a preseason game It s a tremendous honor but it wouldn't have been possible without all the guys I played with in Houston,” said Campbell, now special assistant to the lf* vc. president at Texas I was fortunate to get th* >p portunity to play with a great group of guys who did e\ery thing they could to help me and our football team Texas clawing back to .500; Reds complete Astro sweep By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ARLINGTON - Since opening the season by losing IO of their first ll, the Texas Rangers have been fighting an uphill battle for more than two months. Now the going really gets tough By beating the Seattle Mariners 7-3 Wednesday night, the Hangers climbed to within 3 games of 500 for the first time since the fourth game of the season, and to within 5 1-2 games of first-place Minnesota in the American league West. Tonight they open a 4-game series against the Yankees in New York and follow that w ith three in Toronto “We’re going East with our guns blazing.’’ Rangers manager Bobby Valentine said after his club had won for the sixth time rn its last seven games If we want to be a good team, we’ve got to beat the good teams.” The Rangers geared up for the eastern trek by getting IO hits, including home runs by Pete O’Brien and Oddibe McDowell, and turning in several spectacular def ensive play s McDowell’s diving catch saved starter Charlie Hough a couple of runs in the first inning, and Pete Incavigiia’s running catch with the bases loaded in the seventh also kept the Mariners at bay “McDowell made a heck of a catch to get them out of a jam,” said Seattle manager Dick Williams And the wind kept the ball up there for IneavigUa to catch up with it.” With the Rangers trading 2-1 in the fourth. O’Brien hit his 18th homer of the season after Seattle starter Mike Morgan. 6-9, walked Ruben Sierra leading off The Rangers then added two in the fifth and two more in the sixth to make Hough’s 9th victory he has lost 3 a little easier Six different Rangers drove in runs Reds 6, Astros 4 Run Oester’s two-run single capped a four-run sixth inning that carried th** Cincinnati to a come-from-behind victory over Houston. The game was prolonged by ram delays of 28 minutes in the fifth inning and two hours 21 minutes in the seventh The victory gave the Reds a sweep of their two-game series and a 2G-game lead over the Astros in the NL West Houston has lost three straight and is 3-9 against Cincinnati this season, including 1-5 at Riverfront Stadium Angels 10, Indians 5 It there’s life after the National league. Jerry Reuss certainly has found it. Keuss allowed four runs, three of them earned, on seven hits in five innings, walking none and striking out four DeWayne Rune pitched four scoreless innings for his seventh save. American League National League Bv The Associated Press H> rh** \nsi** tat***! Press Fast Division W I Pot GB hast Dis Mon " I Pet <*H \..w > rk 49 .”* * .’H TofOr'h 4S .1' S i. Detfcw* 41 33 s§4 Min* Auk et- 18 .1* si 4 Bott • 18 e* 4 *4 O ; • , 3* 39 4H»* Bait,nor,. V 4 O.-IAI Kl .* S, 14. West Division WL Pct GB West Division WI P. t GB Minnesota 43 <*■ SS’. Kansas City 4i CS 533 - J ■-*' -•f Swarth- <•« - * . Al ... Ct 4 4*.i* Cai Jo#n»a 39 H Sa' ii • i< 'J* •>* JS4 '* Ch*caye *H 46 Wednesday s Gaines Wednesday s Garnet NtfW york 6, f > 9 . f ' ; i MJwaufc**- Vi • . Ch sr Art/, ti rusk 1 i 3 IO J! Busto* 6 Ban - ... California IO C l' A*’ i1 Ka* SAS Ct* 4 M • • ti* ! I s Outfit*6 T«*as I . 3 Thursday s Gaines Minnesota -'<•* 1 I •' * ■ * ■, huidy I G|m«i M^.n.V-. */. ,. .SS it . ‘ n.i »W ti -■ Bastoi Nipt>a* 7 to at Ga* n • A- i,.;, . ” * p* ’tf * Phillies 11. Pirates 4 Juan Samuel hit two homers to drive in four runs as Philadelphia beat Pittsburgh for th* Philip fifth .straight victory. Mets 9, Cardinals 6 Gary Carter hit two homers in a game for the 26th time in his career rallying New York past St I .oui. iii the rain Carter’s leadoff homer and pinch hitter Ixm Dykstra’s two-run single put the Mets ahead 6-j iii tin- sixth inning. Carter hit a two-run homer, his lith of the season, in the seventh Cubs 1, Expos 0 Jerry Mumphrey homered with one out in the ninth inning off Bob Sebra and Greg Maddux pitched a four-hitter as Chicago beat Montreal at Olympic Stadium Braves 8, Giants 3 Andres Thomas’ single drove in two. of Atlanta’s five runs in the fourth inning and the Braves took advantage of sloppy defense by host San Francisco. Padres 4, Dodgers 0 Erie Show pitched a four-hitter to shut out I»s Angeles for the second time this season and Kevin Mitchell homered twice* for visiting San Diego. Brewers 13, Tigers 2 Greg Brock, B J Surhoff and Mike Felder drove in three runs each and Milwaukee scored eight times in the third inning. Brock had four of the Brewers’ 18 hits, inc luding a two-run sing I* thai sparked the third-inning rally that also included tw«*-run triples by Surhoff and F elder Red Sox 6. Orioles 2 Roger Clemens pitched a six-hitter and rookie Todd Benzinger hit his first major league home run as Boston finished a sweep of the three- game series. White Sox 5, Athletics 3 Dreg Walker s two-run homer in tfu* loth inning lifted Chicago over Oakland for a sweep cd their three- game series Royals 4, Twins 3 Pinch-hitter Jim Eisenren h doubled to score Buddy Blanc alalia from first base with one out in the ninth and fxxist Kansas City over Minnesota Biancalaua was pinch running for Steve Bal bom, whee had reached on third baseman Gary (iaetti’s throwing error Yankees 6, Blue Jays 1 Wayne folleson’s HBI single triggered five-run rally in the 12th inning as New York beat Toronto to complete a three-game sweep The victory gave the Yankees a three-game lead over tile Blue Jays in the AL East (/lauded Washington opened the 12th with a single off Toronto reliever Jeff Musselman, 6-2. 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