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DENVER (AP)Facing the Colorado Rookies twice in six days is a task that Donne Wall handled wonderfully — even lf his relief corps didnt.
Working quickly and Wall gave up innings Monday
two Houston relievers nearly gave In the Astros’ 10-9 win over the Rockies.
In containing the National League’s best-hitting team, Wall (3-0) struck out five and walked none. Relievers Dean Halgraves and Todd Jones had no such control, combining for four walks in Colorado a four-run ninth.
“You saw what happened in the ninth inning. You walk people and you are asking for trouble,” said Houston manager Terry CoMins, who removed Wall after eight innings because the right-hander had ah ewiier collision at first base.
While walks nearly killed Houston, errors crushed Colorado. Already near the bottom of the league in fielding, the Rockies made four more miscues that led to five unearned runs Monday
I FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP)-A tearful Brian Blades sat silently in court, listening to the tape of the 911 calt ha made moments after a tussle over lei gun led to his cousin’s fatal shooting.
The voice of the Seattle Seahawks receiver, caught on tape in that first emergency call after the 12:38 a.m, shooting July 5,1995, echoed through Broward i \ Circuit Judge Susan Lebow's courtroom.
Charles Blades was fatally shot in an apparent tussle with Brian Blades at the player's townhouse in Plantation, outside Fort Lauderdale. The 911 tape was miff back as testimony began in Brian Stadia’ trial on a single count of manslaughter.
PHILADELPHIA^) — Johnny David, a former Portland Trail Blazers assistant coach and 10-year NBA player, was hired as head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers.
Davis, 40, replaces John Lucas, who was fired May 13 after the foam finished 1664, the second-worst record in the NBA. Davis is the foam's 17th coach, and the sixfointhe 11 years.
(AP)—Two-time Wimbledon Stefan Edberg of Sweden began grass-court campaign before I, beating Britain’s Danny Sapsford 6-4,6-3 in the first round of the Queen's tournament,
^ROSMAtEN, nSSSmwI? (AP) — France’s Stephens Simian, ranked No. 129 in the world, upset top-seeded countryman Amaud Boetscb 6-3,6-2 in the first round grass-court tournament.
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AP Hockey Writer
MIAMI (AP)—The Colorado Avalanche took along time to make short work of the Florida Panthers.
Few teams have had to work so hard to complete a four-game sweep in the Stanley Cup finals, but the Avalanche finally ended the longest day in this year’s playoffs with a stirring 1-0 triple-overtime victory Monday night
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“We just tried to concentrate on good habits, simple execution,” Colorado coach Marc Crawford said after becoming the first coach to win a major team championship for Denver. “Again, the winning goal was a basic play —just put the puck on net.”
That is what both teams did for nearly five hours before Krupp finally settled things with a
sizzling slap shot following a faceoff.
Describing the play, Krupp said: “Joey Sakic got the puck back to me. The obvious play was to get die puck on net as quickly as possible. I leaned into it, got die juice into and it just went through.”
Vanbiesbrouck, who had made 55 saves in his spectacular performance, described it as a “broken play.”
“(Krupp) just gave it his best. He teed it up and it seemed to come through a pair of legs or close to them. I got the tip of my pad on it and it went in. What can you say?”
Jenldnnets two crowns at sectionals
Future NBHS netter emerges with USTA singles, doubles titles
By THOMAS GODLEY
A second member of the Jenkin family is ready to make his mark in tennis.
In his third straight trip to the tournament,' Alastair Jenkin, an incoming freshman at New Braunfels High School, defeated Alberto Francis of McAllen 6-2,1 -6,6-2 to capture the Boys 14 singles championship in the Super Sectionals Saturday at Wichita Falls.
Jenkin, the No.l seed in the 64-player tournament, appears headed on a similar path as sister Tamarra Jenkin who graduated from NBHS after winning a state championship in doubles last month.
The younger sibling expects the comparisons but points out the differences.
“She’s always been stronger in doubles,” said Jenkin, 14. “I’ve always been more of a singles ^ flayer, game in.** ' V
He’s not entirely confined to singles. After winning his morning finals match, Jenkin teamed up with his opponent Francis and won the doubles title as well, topping Brad Prigmore and Nathan Thompson 6-4,6-2.
Jenkin made it through five rounds on his way to the singles title, including wins over Andy Bazan 6-1,6-3 in the second round, Roger Gubser 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 in the quarterfinals and Dillan Walker. 6-0,6-2 in the semifinals.
His next challenge is the USTA 14 National Zonal Tournament, featuring a round robin format in Ft Lauderdale, Fla. July 7-11. That will be followed by the National Clay Court Tournament, which will host the top 128 players in the United States.
“I’m not going into my next tournament thinking about reaching the finals,” Jenkin said. “You’ve got to be ready for the first round. I want to win some matches, but the competition is real
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tough and you can’t look too far ahead.” Among his recent achievements are a second place finish at the Copper Bowl Tennis Tournament in Tucson, Ariz., and runner up at the Southwest Closed Sectionals two years ago. Jenkin is currently ranked No. I by the Texas
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Tennis Association Superchampions 14. In his first two years at sectionals, he competed against players two years older than him.
In other sectionals action, NBHS junior Rebekah Forney, the girls’ Class 4A state singles champion, came in fifth in Girls’ 18 singles.
Gymnast McGee vies for national sports award
From submitted reports
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Shannon McGee, a New Braunfels resident and gymnast at Gustavus-Adolphus College, is a finalist for the Midwest Sports Channel (MSC) Salute Gala award.
McGee is one of three finalists vying for the NCAA Division III Women’s Award, which will be presented June 20 during a ceremony and benefit at the Minneapolis Hilton hotel.
As a member of the Gustavus-Adolphus gymnastics squad, McGee was named the National Collegiate Gymnastics Association's “Outstanding Senior Athlete of the Year” in 19%.
She was the overall floor champion at the UW-LaCross Gershon Invitational, and second in the floor exercise and sixth in the all-around competition at the 19% NCGA All-American in 19% and a seven-time All-Aiper-ican during her career.
Along with her athletic accomplishments, McGee maintained a 3.55 grade point average while majoring in accoil ntfrfg. She was also the recipient of a 1996 NCGA Scholar Athlete award.
The Sports Salute Gala provides an opportunity for MSC to recognize professional and amateur athletes from throughout the region who have made a significant contribution to their team and community. Since its inception in 1993, MSC has honored more than IOO athletes and coaches, while raising nearly $7S,000 in donations for local charities.
All funds generated from this year’s event will be presented to the Leukemia Society of America. Kevin McHale, vice president of the Minnesota Timberwolves, will serve as the Sports Gala’s guest of honor.
In addition to recognizing the top regional athletes at the high school and college levels, the Sports Salute Gala also presents special awards for Coach of the Year and Inspirational Professional Athlete of the Year.
Achieving a goal
Tbs ’81 Hammers, a San Antonio arna soccer team featuring two New Braunfels High School players, want undefeated with a 4-0-1 record and topped Dallas Carrollton United in the final with a 3-1 shootout. Team members ara (front, left to right) Shawn Martinez, Eleazar Marroquin, Ryan Mora, Michael Diachlngar, Matt Foxfish, Matt Duke, Michael Lavergne (back) trainer Roman Juarez, Dan Martinez, Ryan Tlnney, Derrick Sasanhagan, Alex Sandoval, Alan Hughes, Matt Emadi, Vincent Garcia, and manager Sandoval Samemadi. Diachlngar and Sasanhagan played for the NBHS Unicom soccer team leat spring.
Suspect nabbed in ex-Cowboy punter’s death
DALLAS (AP) — More than three years after former Dallas Cowboys punter Colin Ridgway was found dead in his home, investigators say they can prove he was killed through a murder-for-hire scheme.
Kenneth A. Bicking III, 35, was in custody of Florida officials on Monday awaiting an extradition hearing to face a Dallas County charge for the capital murder of Ridgway, who was a punter and kicker for the Cowboys in !%5.
“I believe we’ll be able to show that this was a murder-for-hire,” said Norman Kinne, Dallas County’s first
assistant district attorney. “It’s our belief that this was the triggerman.”
Bicking was arrested Friday at his brother’s home in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. for the May 13, 1993, shooting death of Ridgway. The 54-year-old ex-football player was shot nine times shortly after returning home from dinner with his wife, Joan.
“At that time, we had no suspects nothing,” University Park police and fire Chief Robert O. Dixon said Monday. “It was very unusual " Dixon said he could not further comment on the case.
New Braunfels Little League
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Pitcher Craig Crow led the New Braunfels National Little League Reds to a 4-1 victory over the American League Braves in the city championship in the 11-year-old players division Friday at Lions Field.
In a pitching duel with Braves’ right hander Kenneth Powers, Crow used an over-powering fastball to strike out 14 batters and hold the Braves to no hits in six innings.
Powers mixed offspeed pitches and allowed six hits in the game and no runs through four innings.
The Reds got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the fifth when Zach Pickelman led off with a triple. Ross Matt belted an RBI single that drove in Pickelman.
Chris Aguilar then doubled to put runners at second and third base. Crow took an intentional walk to load the bases, and Ross and Aguilar scored on two infield errors to make it 4-0.
The Braves scored their only run in the sixth inning when Phillip Jason walked, stole second and third base, and came home on a passed ball.
NM NATIONAL LITTLE LEAGUE
■ The city championship for Pee Wee players (9-year-olds) gets under way 7:30 tonight at the NL Lions Field.
National Little League closing ceremonies will begin 7 p.m. Wednesday at the National Little League Fields.
The minor league city championship (10-year-olds) is set for 7 p.m. Thursday at the American Little League Field.
The National League 12-year-old All-Stars will be announced at 5 p.m. Saturday at the NL Lions Field.