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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 3, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas HERALD-ZEITUNG.COM I Sunday, July 24,2011 | 3B Douglas’ 3-pointer leads East to WNBA All-Star win in SA SAN ANTONIO (AP) ('¿ippie PonHcxter scored 17 points and Katie Douglas h it the go*ahead 3 -X)inter with Sf».7 seconds eft, helping the Fast All-Stars hang on to beat the West in one of the clos('st WNBA midseason showcases in history, 118-113 on Saturday. Douglas, the Indiana fever guard, finish(‘d with I S points and helf)ed the f as! win just its third All-Star game in 10 frit's—^and third in the last four. Con-ne( ti( ut Sun center Tina ( harles also had IS |K)ints for the East and headlined a r(‘( ord 10 first-time All-Stars in this year's game. Swin Cash led the West with 21 points and 12 rebi)unds and was named MVP for the second time. Former WNBA star Lisa Leslie is the only i)ther player wit fi multiple All-Star MVP awards Cash, the Seattle Storm'a four-time All-Star, was also named MVP in 2009. It may have been the WNBA's last All-Star game until 2013. Next summer is the Olympics, and the league may cancel the game — as it did in 2008 — while its biggest names play for the U.S. national team. Mihriesota lynx forward Rebekkah Brunson had 20 points and nine rebounds fa- the West v^ile starting in place of Los Angeles Sparks center Candace ftirker, who is out due to knee injury. Neither side led by more than five points. Tulsa's Liz (]ambage, a late All-Star addition following Parker's injury, scored 1.3 points for the West. Taurasi also had 13 points and Phoenix's Penny Taylor added M . New York's Essenc e ('arson scored 1 i |X)ints off th(> bene h for the East and ('on-necticut's Renee Mont-gomi'ry adderl 12. ready for Hall of Fame NFl Continued from page 1B iri( ludes a harii salary ca() b.jscd on revenue percentages that will keep free-spending owners m line while allowing smaller market teams to (ompet(‘ vvitli those in ma|or mar-k<’ts. That's a tom )etition model that has lelfx'd nii)ke the Nil bv far th(‘ nation's tavorite sport. I itfle wonder that 11 l)il-lionairc's who [yrobably { ouldn't agrc'e on where to go to flinner all voted in tavor ot the proposed deal. lh(‘ onlv .ibstention cami' trom Al D.ivis, the Kai(k*rs' ouni'r who do('sn'f really (ount anwvay because he seldom goes along with an\ thing his ft'llovv owners like. 1 )et laring it a done dc'.il on Ihursilav was the owners' vva\ ot making sure they g(‘t a d(*al lliey t'vt'n otl('red to opc'n training tac ilities to plavers undc'r contract on Saturday if the M l Plavcvrs Assoc iation's e\(‘c utivc' c ommittee rc>c^ oniinends to the 1,‘H)0 players who will have the final say on the proposed pact. Smart mov(*s both, making sure that the onus is now on players who undoubtedly were growing inc reasingly anxious as the time for opening training camps grew ever closer. NT I PA leaders said they were studying the* written )ro|K)sal Friday, l)ut it's now lasic ally take il or leave it. Packers president Mark Murphy told IcKal rc“[X)rters on ,1 conference call Thursday night that the league ^ague it has not on y is confident it a dc>al, but is ck>nc' nc'gcytiat-ing. "We've put C)ur pens down," Murphv said. "Wc've negotiated in good tatth with the* union. We've rcMc hc‘d an agrecnnent on all the kev points." We all should Ik- grateful tor that, bc't .luse tor a long time it didn't kK)k like two sidc*s would agree on anything. Owners who thought they had l)een fleeced in the last negotiation werc' dc'termined to make big changes in the way playc'rs got paid, and players were equally determined to try to hold on to most - if not all - of the lucrative slice of the $9 liillion pie they had carved out for themselves. In the end, the biggest thing the (>layers gave u|) was the easiest thing they could givt' up - contracts for players not evt'n in the* league yet. ('lonc* will be* the days of laMarc us Russell gc'tting $51.5 million in guaranteed money before playing a down, with Murphy estimating rcK)kie salaries could l)e c ut 30-40 f)erc ent under the new deal. Even that was softened, though, by an agreement to take some ot the* money tc'ams save in rcK)kie signings and ()Ut it in a pool for veteran player [)ertormanc c> and bc'nefits to ( urrent and retirc'd [)lav ers. Yc's, 10 \ (»ars is ,in awtul long time to commit to a deal. But this is a contract players can live with. It's a contract they can -- and will -- vote' tor. Let's hc)()e it happens c uic kly. Because the next f ec ade in the NT I can't start soon enough. Alomar COOPERSTOWN.N.Y. Bert Blyleven knows what took him to where he's been and where he's headed — his heritage. "I'm Dutch, I'mstui)lx)m. I think it's the s t u I) b o rn -ness, the consistency. You take the good with the bad," said the (>()-yea r- o I d Blyk'vc'n, the first player born in the Nethc'rlands to ('arn Major L e a g u c' Blyleven Baseball's highc'st honor, elc'c tion to the B.iseball Hall of Fame*. Blyleven, who won 287 >ames in a 22-yt‘at ina oi eague carec'r, will >e indue Ic'd I(kI,iv with infield er Roberto Alomar and front ()ffic c‘ guru Pal (lillick. Though he lost 2 50 game's, Blylc'ven thrc'w (>0 shutouts (ninth all time) and logged 2 42 completc' games, tinishing his c areer in 1‘M>2 with {,701 strike' outs (tifth all time). 1 ie also mack' f)85 starts (I I ih all time'), pitc heel 4,9()M 1 - 5 innings (14th all time'), and was VO in I ('.igue ( hampi onship Seric's [)L)v and 2-1 in World Se'ric's games. 1 )r,iitt'd h\ Minnc'sot.i m the' third renind ot the 19()‘i .imate'uf drdtt, BK Ieven bcH <ime> \oiinge'st |)itc hcr in llu' m.ijors when the Twins calk'd liim up |une> 2, 1970, atter )ust 21 mi not Ic'aguc' st.irts. Blvlt'ven had stops with the' lexas Rangers, Pitts burgh Pirate'S, ( Ic'velanel Indians and (\ditornia Angels. Bl) lc'ven also had ,i sc'cond stint with the'TwinsN A TIO N Ah □B3DK3K3W A K J 3 A L LFIAI J. OP FAMI- Ix^inning in 1985, and two years I,iter he formed an imposing fluo at the' to[) of the rotation with leftv' f r.vnk Viola. The* It'am strappc'd its way to 85 wins and a Work I Seric's title', thx' sc'c -ond te>r Blylevc'n (he' also vvas on the c hanipion 1979 Pirate'S). I )c'spite his c ()nsidc'r,il)le ac c om[)lishments on the field, Blyk'ven, who's .ilso se'rvc'cl I 5 yc'.irs as an ,in<i-lyst for the Twins, w.itc heel and waitc'd for what must have' sc'c'mc'd like* a lifc'time be'lort' he* se^lc'ete'd. It look 14 trie's tor hini to tina IK (ross th»' 75 perc (>nt thrc'shold, rc'( ('iving votes on 79.7 pc'rc e>nt of the l)al-lots in the' results rc'lc'asc'd in lanuar\. Alomar also had tc) l)ifk' his time', but tor a vc'r\ dif-fc'rc'nt reason ,ind not ne>ar-ly so long. Born into ,1 baseball tam-ilv Alomar's tather, SancK was an intit'kle-r who pl.n c(l I 5 \ ('.irs in the' major le.iguf's and his old-c*r brothcT, S.indv |r., torgc'cl a 20 \ ('cir big-leaguc' ( arc'c'r .IS .1 ( ,ite het grc'u up in the preseiK e ot l)ig le.iguc'rv. And insu'ad ot hoising around in the' dugout .is a kid. hc' al)s(hIm'(I c'vc'r\thing lit' saw and heard at the ballpark. paid ott whc'n he' signí-d in ]9;r) with the San I )ic'go Padres ,is a 1 ^'-vc'.ir-old. Ihrec' \cars l.ilt'r, on Ajiril 22, 1988, Alomar made bis maje)r league cl(4iut    when he singled off future F-lall ot Famer Nolan Ryan in his first at-bat in the majors. Two years latf'r, Alomar was an All-Star for the first time, anti that's when ('lillick, general manager of the Torontt) Blue jays, ste[)ped in anti made the signature track* of his stantl-out taret'r. (iillit k sc‘ntTony Fc'rnande'/ and Frc'd Me Crift to the Padrc's in c'xchange for Alomar and |oc' ( arter in a bloc kljustc'r in Dc'C t'mber 1‘>9(), With th(' switi h-hitting Alomar at the top ot his g<ime*, the Blue lavs reached the Al ( S the next season, tht'n won const'( u-tive World Series titles in 1992 .md 1995, But Alomar's t.iilure to Ix'tomc' |ust the fourth st't -onci liase-man — anti 45fh plavt‘r — to be' a tirsf-l)<illot Hail of f.imt'r the rc'snlt ot a ont' lilemish on a remarkable't areer. Forget the' 2,724 hits, 2 10 home runs, 1,1 54 RBIs, , 500 c areer l).)tting avc'r-,igt'. World Sc'ru's tilk's, 12 All-Star .ippt'<ir,inc c's, .md 10 ('i()ld (iloves, Aspr,i\ ot saliva in a Sc'pt(>mhe'r 1 *•*>(> game' in loronto's SkvDome tarnishc'd's stellar rc'pLitiilion. ( allf'd out on a third strike' In umpire |ohn Hirsc hhec k on .i ¡)ife h .i|)peaie'd to b(' outsiek', the two .irguc'd and was ('|('( t('d. Before' he lett the [)1ate, Alom.vr s|)ii m 1 iirs( hl)('( k's t.u e anel suspc'nek'd ftvr tive* game's. the' inc uk'nt eiuk'd u|) as ,1 sort ot punishme'nt from the Base'b.ill Writt'rs' Assoc I.if ion ot Amc'ri( .i is ('viclent bv's vofc' totals: He' was named on ')() [)er( ent ot hiillots ( ,ist on his s('c ond trv. for your generous support of education Out Newspaper In Education partners are providing materials and newspapers to local classrooms. Why newspapers? 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