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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 23, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Sports PIQ# SA Herald-Ze/funy New Braunfels. Texas Thursday, April 23.1987N BA adds four teams as playoffs begin League to rotate new franchises NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA will have four more teams before the end of the decade, and rotating them among divisions might make even devoted fans dizzy The NBA Board of Governors on Wednesday accepted the recommendation of its Expansion Committee and accepted Charlotte, N C., into the league for the 1988-89 season and Minneapolis in 1989-90. The board then went beyond the committee’s suggestion that it choose between two Florida cities and invited both, Miami in 1988 and Orlando in 1989. Commissioner David Stern immediately had to field questions about diluted talent, odd numbers and division lineups with no regard for geography. Stem said that, even with expansion, the NBA would have fewer teams than the 28 fielded by the NBA and the American Basketball Association before merger in 1976 “Twenty-seven teams might sound like an illogical number, but it’s certainly no more illogical than 23.” Stem said. The location of three of the four new teams in the East complicated the divisional alignments, so the governors adopted a rotating system that has every new team spending at least one season in both the Eastern and Western conferences. In 1988-89, Charlotte will compete in the Atlantic Division and Miami in the Midwest, with Sacramento moving permanently to the Pacific. In 1989-90, Charlotte and Minneapolis will compete in the Midwest, Orlando in the Central and Miami in the Atlantic. In 1990-91, Minneapolis and Orlando will move to the Midwest, Charlotte to the Central and Miami will stay in the Atlantic. In 1991-92. Miami and Orlando will compete in the Atlantic. Charlotte in the Central and Minneapolis in the Midwest "This system will give fans in these new franchise cities a chance to see all the stars of the NBA several times in the first three years,” Stern said. "In 1991. the teams will settle into their most logical geographical divisions, which we hope will enable them to build rivalries with existing teams in the same area.” The surprise of the day was the decision by the governors to accept both Florida teams “It just wouldn't have been fair to choose between two equal Florida applicants.” Stem said “We decided that the only proper thing to do was take both. ” Stern said the governors' vote to take the four teams in to the league with a $32.5 million entry fee was unanimous, although only an 18-5 majority w as required Two expansion drafts, one in 1988 for Charlotte and Miami and another in 1989 for Minneapolis and Orlando, and college drafts will be used to man the new teams Each of the 23 existing teams will protect eight players in each expansion draft and each will lose one player each year In the college drafts of 1988 and 1989. the new teams will phoose eighth and ninthBulls, Jordan prepare for Celtics By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Beating the Celtics in Boston Garden is a tough chore even for Michael Jordan, who seems capable of just about anything Jordan, who led the NBA in scoring and became only the second player ever to score 3.(KH) points in a season, averaging 37 I, went on a rampage in the final weeks of the campaign But he has not had the same kind of success against Boston as against the rest of the league, managing ONLY '29 7 points a game against the Celtics And he knows the Celtics, who had the NBA s second-best record at 59 23. hardly ever lose at home Boston has been beaten only twice in the last 76 home games In last year’s playoff win over the Bulls. Jordan had 63 points in one of the losses “ITI go in Thursday and try to get everyone involved." the 6 foot-6 guard said I know with a double team on me. we're going to have to move the ball " And his teammates people such as Charles Oakley Brad Sellers and John Paxson w ill have to score “When they double Michael. I ve got to knock the shot down to keep them honest.” Sellers said “Hight now. they should Im* hesitant to dou hie off me I ve been shooting the jumper pretty well lately .” You have to do things better than pretty well to beat the Celtics “Every team is confident about their home court." Celtics Coach K C Jones said “Figuring out uhs we’ve been so successful is impossible to explain ” In other games tonight, it s Seattle at Dallas. Denver at the lx>s Angeles Lakers and Golden State at I tall On Friday, it s Indiana at Atlanta Washington at Detroit. Philadelphia at Milwaukee and Houston at PortlandSuperSonics-Mavericks The Mavericks won all fi\e meetings with the Supersonics lins year But lx>th teams need not look farther back than Ism to what that can mean Seattle had a 4 I regular si-.ts. • against Dallas that year, then the Mavericks won the playoff series 3-2. “It was an exciting series and now the Sonics could do the same thing to us that we did to them Coach Dick Motto said Seattle's best weapon could be former Maverick Dale Ellis, who scored 25 points a game this season, although just seven a game against his former teamJazz-Warriors The Jazz posted its second winning season in history. 44 38 but hasten sputtering in recent months ^tter a 12 3 December the Jazz went T> 28 in 1987 including 4-6 in April and closed out tho season with three straight lossesNuggets-Lakers I-os \ngelcs had the league s best record 65 IT while lH*n\er was just •7 4.> I he Lakers are seeking their fourth title in this decade and wert* 3-U against the Nuggets this season, w Uh an average v ictory margin of 22 flints Barrow: Shot could put her in State Continued from Pete 1A made this week es she prepares for the regional qualifiers meet at Alamo Stadium Saturday. She is not expected to do well there, because she has been working exhaustively with Gann and Pink this week, however, her workload will be geared down as the regional meet approaches. “She just needs to learn to throw under pressure and that will come the more she competes.” said Gann Besides being a good athlete. Barrow is built well for the events She is well-proportioned, tall and muscular with excellent leg strength, although Pink says she heeds work on her upper-body strength “The difference between her and other girls is her height.” said Pink of Barrow, who stands close to six foot Last year, as a sophomore. Barrow earned a trip to the Region IV meet but failed to place This year. as she continues to win. her interest and competitiveness in the events is grow ing too “She is making more of a com mitment this year.” said Pink “Last year it was more of just a sport to her ’ “Since I ve been doing well I feel that this is my place to shine,” said Barrow “Everybody is good at something and this is my main thing ” Staying ahead of the competition is equally as important to Barrow as throwing for her personal-best "At this point she is getting a lot of individualized attention and that will be good for her later. To Julie's credit, she's a good athlete, not just a discus and shot-put person. She is a natural athlete and natural athletes will be more successful." New Braunfels Coach Donald Gann measurement “I always compete on tx>th levels,” she said But sometimes ITI be glad I won first and kind of mad that I didn t throw my best ” The best is yet to come for Bar row. as she collects first place medals week after week while still tapping into her enormous wealth of potential ♦ Barrow has six first-place finishes this year rn the shot put (Photo by Deryl Clark) Deshaies makes first start count By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Jim Deshaies pitched seven innings of shutout ball and struck out ll Wednesday night in his first start of the season, as the Astros defeated the Atlanta Braves 6-0 Wednesday night for their eighth home win in as many games Deshaies started last season and had a league-high 12 wins for a rookie, but he had pitched in only one third of an inning before Wednesday night, giving up three runs on two hits Saturday against Cincinnati Deshaies survived a rocky start The first three Braves reached base in the first inning on two walks and a single, but a pickoff of Braves center fielder Al Hall and strikeouts of Dale Murphy and Ted Simmons got Deshaies out of the jam Astros second baseman Bill Doran gave Deshaies all the support he needed when he got an inside-the park homer to lead off the bottom of the first Doran hit a line drive to right center that Hall and Murphy both missed with outstretched gloves, allowing the ball to roll to the fence The Astros added two more runs in the fourth when first baseman Glenn Davis hit his second home run of the year on an 0-2 pitch from Atlanta starter Dave Palmer They got another run later in the inning when Palmer walked Deshaies with the bases loaded Orioles 3, Rangers 2 Ray Knight, the AL’s top hitter, walked with the bases loaded in the loth inning, leading Baltimore over National League By The Associated Press American League By The Associated Press Cast Division W I Pct GB East Division A L Pct GB Ns* Yom 8 6 871 Milwaukee 13 I 929 St Lout* J 6 838 Vy Ne* York 12 3 800 I 'n Chicago 6 7 462 I ’V Baltimore 8 7 533 6 Vi Pittsburgh 6 8 429 2 Boston 8 7 533 5V| Montieal S 7 417 2 T ot onto 8 7 533 5Vi Pbiiadsiphm 4 IO 286 4 Detroit 6 8 429 7 WMT Division w I Pct GB Cleveland 4 12 250 IO San Francisco ll 5 688 Wast Division A I Pct GB Cincinnati IO 8 667 Vi Muir* tots IO 5 667 Houlton IO 5 667 VY California 9 6 600 1 Lo* Angsts* 9 8 529 2W Seattle 7 9 438 3 'n AHsn ta 6 7 462 3 V» Kansas City 6 8 429 3 vs San Diego 4 12 250 7 Chicago 5 8 385 4 Wednesday s Result* Oakland 6 ll 313 5’v Montreal 7 Philadelphia 3 Texas 2 ll 154 7 Nev. York 8 Pittsburgh 7 Chicago 5 St Louis 4 Houston 6 Atlanta 0 San Diego 6 Cincinnati 3 Los Angsts* 5 San francis< o 3 Today s Games Philadelphia (Ra*iey Oil at Montreal (Vouman* 0 2l Chicago iMaddux 0 I at St Louis (Co* 2 C Cincinnati (Browning 12 ar San Oeyo (Hawkins OI ( Atlanta iMahier 2 0i at M‘ .sti r Oar ami I ml Wednesday s Results Seattle 4 Minnesota 3 Oakland 7 California 6 New York 4 Detroit I Boston 1 Kansas City 0 Toronto 6 Cleveland 3 Milwaukee at Chicago Ppd 'S‘n Baltimore 3 Texas 2 IO innings Today s Games New York (Rasmussen i (j 4 Cleveland iSwmdei! I 21 int California iCandeiana 2 0> at Minnesota (Viola I 11. In) Baltimore iBeit 2 Or at Texas (Mason 0 2 im Texas The visiting Orioles loaded the bases on a single by Alan Wiggins and a walk to Kick Burleson off Matt Williams, IM Greg Harris retired Cal Ripken Jr on a line drive, walked Eddie Murray and then struck out Fred Lynn Knight, batting 423 and 3-for-7 in his career against Harris, walked on a 3-1 pitch Yankees 4, Tigers I Rickey Henderson and Hon Kittle hit two-run homers Wednesday night and the Yankees won their ninth straight game by beating the Detroit Tigers 4-1 Padres 6, Reds 3 Kevin Mitchell drove in a career high four runs to lead San Diego over Cincinnati Mitchell knocked in a pair of runs with a third inning dou ble and hit a two-run homer in the sixth Mariners 4, Twins 3 Harold Reynolds singled home the 1987 Golf Fest starts Friday The 16th annual < entral I exas < iolf Fest U*gins on Friday and th*- 1*487 addition promises to t*- bigger ami better than ever The number of golfers competing this year is up It* 7o4 an increase of UH golfers from 198t, and to ai commodate the extra golfers an ex Ira golf course has been added to the event For 16 years. Ute three day Golf Fest has I teen a joint production let ween the New Braunfels san Marcos and Seguin chambers of commers • The tournament has been played loc ally at I-anda Park and at stalk*-Park in Seguin and the guail Creek Country Club iii san Marco* » hapat ral Park in Seguin has i*t*n added to the list for this veal s < iolf h est San Marcos is {fie host ntv this veal meaning ijuaii Creek will host the championship flight s final round on Sunday Hill lialt>ert golf pro at Lund.* Park said the Golf hest attracts visitors from many stales I wouidn t say we have diem from across the nation hut we do have some from all over the Southern and Central slates such as oklahoma. Kansas Umisiana and Colorado, he said I tie golf course is in excellent shape for the tournament tx* said which is the event at (.anda Park We xe been working hard at get ling *eadv for the tournament and t - rn good shaja- I think right now the imus«- in as gm*l as you ll ever find lf Halbert said Golfers ar»- puffing in fxdween loo and I JI practice rounds at tike golf course in pteparatton tor th** start of the tournament Halbert said W* have a lid of j>e*>pie coming down to play tile course They ll play one cours* in tile morning and another in the afternoon he said There w> I ta- I* flights in the lour name! *u (ding the championship flight w it ti eat ti flight composed of 22 two man teams lite (Milt test is, th** largest two man team tourna ment in the s<»uthwest Billies fall to Hays lawbreaking run in the eighth inning and lifted Seattle over Minnesota Blue Jays 6, Indians 3 Garth lorg hit a tiehreaking sacrifice fly in the ninth inning off reliever Steve Carlton and Toronto won in Cleveland Athletics 7, Angels 6 Stan Javier s tirst major league homer a three run blow helped Oakland open up a 7-Cl lead enough to hold off host ( alifornia Red Sox I, Royals 0 Bob Stanley pitched a four hitter and Dwight Fvans had an HBI single in the fourth inning as Boston t>eat visiting Kansas City Mets 8, Pirates 7 Tim Teufel drove in New York s first three runs and Mookie Wilson and Kevin Mc Reynolds homered before the Mets held on to edge Pittsburgh Expos 7, Phillies 3 Tim W attach s leadoff homer and Milch Webster s bases loaded triple highlighted a six run sixth inning and Montreal went on to defeat Philadelphia CubsS, Cardinals* Hitting only 157 going into the game, Andre Dawson connected for his third career grand slam to cap a five-run seventh inning and power Chicago over St Louis Dawson's home run, his third of the year, came off St Louis relief ace Todd Worrell Fredericksburg > baseball team suffered its first District I IV Uis> Wednesday night as the Billies fell to Hays Consolidated *>2 The game at Fredericksburg was rained out on Tuesday In another makeup game Wednesday Boerne trounced Kerrville Tivv 13 I in twinnings Hays Kenny Lancaster gave up eight tuts in downing the i i 4 \ leaders Jason Castillo hit a two run home run for the Befrets in tti*- first inning to help Hay s build an ear Iv 0 lead Castillo went 3 to! 4 in the game scoring three runs The Billies recorded tour errors in the game which drops the team lo .<> I in district play In Boerne. James Baby and John Faet her had three hits upon ** to lead tile Greyhounds Boerne remains in tile district with an 8 lo tut attack se* and place in t ret ord District 134A Batakan •land. !»«m GB A    ,    •    L» 6lJxy • G«mti Now H I *ri» I' Ka* Ex-Cowboy Bethea a suicide victim? HAMPTON \ a AP Larry Bettie a a former first round draft choice of the I >allas ( ow Inn s died to day of un apparently self inflicted gunshot wound lo the head police said Sgt Lynn Pearson of the Newport News police said a 38 caliber automatic handgun was found near lief flea who had a gunshot wound lo the right temple “Evidence in the shooting in dilates that Mr Bethea apparently committed suicide she said Bethea, to. was a defensive lineman for the National Football league team from 1978 to 1983 He was brought to Hampton (ieneral Hospital by a Newport News am bulance at 2 05 am EST, said hospital spokeswoman Jan Dunning “He had a very faint pulse and blood pressun^and was actually pro flounced dead at 2 08 a m , ” she said “Ile did have a gunshot wound on the right side of the head and that was the probable cause of death ” Bethea's body was taken to the Norfolk crime lait for an autopsy she said on Jan 23 Bethea was given a suspended foul year prison term for stealing $64 noo from tits mother Newport News Circuit Judge J Warren Stephens also ordered Bethea to serve two years on proba lion and repay the money he had taken from an attic safe in the Newport News home he shared with his mottler Alice The money was tier life s say lugs Bethea was arrested Aug 4 by Dallas police va it ti $6| 175 in cast) in his pockets after he allegedly accosted his estranged wife, Gloria Dallas police summoned by Gloria Bettiea found her bruised and her lip bloodied Bethea 'n mother reported the next day that $64 two was missing “I fin*I grateful to the Commonwealth (fiat it understood some of my total background and situation, and that I'm not a person to cause problems,” Bethea said alter the sentencing ;