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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 28, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas SportiDay To talk with Sports Editor Thomas Qodley about Sports Day call 6259144 ext 24 million offer I dont want to add to hla torn Grieve Texas Rangers gen BobHcWacortaefc Sports briefs Sampras Agassi mow to 2nd PARIS AP On a dreary rany opening day Pete Sampras Andre Agassi and Mon nents and emotional moments to move safe ty intofte second round of the French Qffen Sampras the mens top seed beat Swe dens Magnus Qustdfsson 61 78 76 75 a secondfound clash against twotime charr jsten Sergi Bruguera of Spain Agassi No 3 received a warning and a laz Seles playing he first French Open her stabbing in Germany three years ago dedicated Court A Jo 1920s French star Suzanne Lenglen She then returned to the same court sore shoulder and all and easily beat French wild card Caroline Dhenin 1 Smith headed to Reds MIAMI AP Career saves leader lm Smith is bound for the Cincinnati Reds bullpen but not as a replacement for closer OefBrarrttey Smith who has 471 saves was traded to the the Oati fomia AngelsWiirMiandet Smith 38 had said he would ask to be ed or would retire if he wasnt the Angels Smith ptecedon the 18day disabled list in was 0CMth no saves and a ERA in 11 innings this season McElroy 28 was Smith makes million and McElroy The Reds said the Angels agreed to pJck up the difference in their salaries this season Crimson Tide top seed at College World Series OMAHA Neb Alabama the regu Jarseason and Southeastern Conference tour nament winner received fhe top seed in the College WoNd Series Alabama 4917 wiir open the 80th NCAA OMsion I tournament Friday against No Oklahoma State No 4 Clemson 49 15 wilt face No 8 Miami on Friday TLC baseball camp starts June 3 Texas Lutheran College head baseball coach Bill Miller will lead a threesession base ball camp for boys ages 718 on June 37 ages June 1014 ages 1215 and June 1721 ages All sessions will run from 1 to4 at Isbel Reldon TLC campus tals in hitting running throwing and fielding rrjeehanlcs Early registration deadline is May Cost Is For more information call 210 3728124 Canyon Cougar strength and conditioning camp slated CWsyOn High School will host a Strength and Conditioning at Cougar Den 8 am and 10 The camp is desii 1215 who want to develop maximum DanBurk a certified strength and condi Weighting Coach and National ErwoHment is limited For more J J u A to New Braunfels Junior Goif Association a Division C beginners tournament at Golf Center in Seguin at 10 tat Magic gone Bulls back Jordan Chicago sweep Orlando take aim on NBA Finals From staff and AP reports Michael Jordan scored 45 points and the Chicago Bulls made a clean sweep of the Orlando Magic with a 106101 victory and 4 0 ending in the bestofseven Eastern Confer ence finals series on Sunday Chicago advances to the MB A Finals where it will meet the winner of the SeattleUtah series in the Western Conference finals The Sonics leading 31 can wrap up the series tonight at home Jordan who last year failed to take his team to the NBA championship game after a minor league baseball stint was ready to get revenge on the Magic which had eliminated the Bulls in the 1995 playoffs Sometimes its very ironic the way things said Jordan who hit 16 of 23 shots and frustrated the Magic through the entire series We saw a focus we saw a challenge we stepped in front and we faced it and we con quered I think the team has gratification Its Ml think this team has gratification Its not Just Michael Michael Jordan after elimi nating 06101 not just Michael The Bulls are now 111 playoffs heading into the NBA Finals The Bulls led 7574 at the end of the third quarter and dominated the final stanza as they have throughout the series Orlando was outscored 12080 in the fourth quarter in the series Orlando ted by 11 in the first quarter and by nine at halftime 5647 With remaining in the third quarter the Magic was ahead by eight points before Jordan led the Bulls on a run Chicago buih a 9685 lead and coasted to the win Orlando was forced tofoul in the final minutes in hopes of the Bulls missing at the free throw line It didnt happen fat the game Chicago hit 2735 shots from the line Jordan made 10 of 14 free throw attempts The Magic led by Shaquille ONeal and Anfamee Hardaway who each scored 28 points was limited by injuries to several key players Horace Grant Nick Anderson and Brian Shaw watched from the bench as Jordan Toni Kukoc Scottie Pippen Dennis Rodman and Steve Kerr took control of the game Rodman scored nine points and pulled down 21 rebounds giving the Bulls another stellar performance Bulls coach Phil Jackson said his team was riding an emotional wave to repay Orlando for last years ending I think our will was there in the second Jackson said Monday May 27 Ortando Tuesday Utah at Basestealing skills HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Fabian Leal of the New Braunfels National Little League Expos keeps an eye on the Infield as he moves to first base to avoid a plckoff Little league teams are heading Into the final two weeks of the season NCAA finals put SWC near finish line after 81 years BY JAIME ARON AP Sports Writer DALLAS AP All that stands between the Southwest Con ference and extinction is this weekends NCAA mens golf cham pionships and the NCAA outdoor track and field meet Hopefully things will go better at those events than this past weekend which featured a series of disappointments in baseball ten nis and womens golf Texas bowed out of the baseball NCAA regional it hosted on Sat urday then on Sunday Texas Tech was eliminated in the semifinal of its homefield regional and Rice came up 10 runs shy of a first Col lege World Series trip In tennis Texas Christiarfsunseeded tandemfbf Ashley Fisher and Jason WeirSmith reached the mens finals before losing in three sets while Texas sixthranked duo of Cristina Moros and Farley Taylor took only four games in losing the womens finals In womens golf a missed 40foot putt on the 18th hole Sunday left Texas a stroke shy of forcing a threeway tie leaving the Lady Longhoms third Kelli Kuehne finished ninth 10 strokes out of first Each defeat seemed tinged with the same sorrow and bitterness that brought the league to within weeks of being broken up On July 1 Texas Texas Texas Tech and Baylor will offi cially join the Big Eight to form the Big 12 TCU Southern Methodist and Rice will be part of the Western Athletic Conference and Hous ton will join Conference USA The Owls got off to a good start Sunday by eliminating defending national champion Cal StateFullerton which had eliminated Rice en route to last years title But Wichita State led 90 midway through the fourth before Rice closed within 96 in the bottom of the fourth and fifth The Shock ers scored seven more runs while shutting out the Owls over the final four innings Defeat came even more painfully for the Red Raiders Playing before the largest crowd ever at Dan Law Field Tech was an out away from a 107 victory over topranked and topseeded USC only to allow six straight runs the final three on a fullcount homer by Jefflnglin What makes this so disappointing is I feel we let our fans Red Raiders coach Larry Hays said Hamilton pays off in Texas9 32 victory over Cleveland By The Associated Press ARLINGTON Texas AP It wasnt big news when the Texas Rangers signed free agent Darryl Hamilton as their center fielder and leadoff hitter Hamiltons game had deteriorated after seven seasons with the Milwau kee Brewers and some personnel experts said his best days were behind him The Rangers are looking pretty smart now Hamilton went 3for5 on Monday night including the game winning double with two outs in the ninth sending Texas past the Cleve land Indians 32 Hamilton is a guy who has gone unnoticed for our Rangers manager Johnny Dates said Hes been great in our clubhouse You count on him every day to be upbeat Its good to see him come through There are guys you pull extra hard for and hes one of Hamilton had his 22nd multiplehit game of the season second in the league and raised his batting average to 317 Kevin Elster scored from first on Hamiltons double sliding under catcher Sandy Alomars tag in the ninth to give the Rangers their fourth victory of the season in their final at bat Astros top dog in lowly Central By The Associated Press prTTSBURGH the first time all season a team is threatening to take charge in baseballs worst division the NL Central The Houston Astros have won four in a row to make themselves the only division team at 500 something St Louis Cincinnati Chicago and Pitts burgh wont be close to for a while think were starting to put togeth er all the aspects you need to Darryl Kile said after Houstons 53 victory Monday over Pittsburgh The Pirates losers of seven of eight and 16 of 20 tried to be more aggres sive in response to manager Jim Ley lands postgame blowup Sunday But on a rainy cold and uninviting day for baseball a relaxed approach proved far bettor The Astros deliberately tried hitting to the opposite field The first three hitters tried it and Major League Baseball standings East Division W Atlanta 33 Montfsat 29 26 24 Contnl Division W aa 19 s 21 W 32 27 t 17 22 26 24 28 28 26 30 31 I 19 24 Pet 660 569 500 500 417 GB 8 8 GB SOO 440 412 380 Pot 627 529 06 American teagiM East Division W NewYoik 28 Baltimore 27 Toronto 22 20 Detroit 39 Central Division W Cleveland S3 Chicago 29 Milwaukee 22 Kansas City 24 Minnesota 22 Division W Texas 31 19 26 22 Florida 8 St Louis innings rain Philadelphia 10 San tiwtim 1 t Milwaukee t Texas 6 Kansas City 4
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