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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 28, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas Herald-Zeitung O Tuesday, May 28,1996 05 NBA Playoff glance Sports briefs Major League Baseball standingsSports Day ■ To talk with Sports Editor Thomas Godley about Sports Day, call 625-9144. ext. 24.Magic gone, Bulls back CONF BREHM! WHAMI “I heard he was embar* Missed by Atlanta’s $4.5 million offer. I don’t want to add to His embarrassment.’’ _ ip —Tom Grieve, Texas Fingers general manager, on why he didnt offer Bob Horner a contract. Michael Jordan scored 45 points and the Chicago Bulls made a clean sweep of the Orlando Magic with a 106-101 victory and 4-0 ending in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals series on Sunday. Chicago advances to the NBA Finals where it will meet the winner of the Seattle-Utah series in the Western Conference finals. The Sonics, leading 3-1, 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 it’s very ironic the way things happen,” 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 conquered. I think the team has gratification. It’s Friday, May 24 Utah 96, Seattle 76 Saturday, May 25 Chicago 86, Ortando67 Sunday, May 26 Seattle 88, Utah 86, Seattle series 3-1 Monday, May 27 Chicago 106, Orlando 101 Samprsi, Aga—! move to 2nd found ai Ranch Opan. PARIS (AP)—On a dreary, rainy opening day, Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi and Mon* ica Seles overcame injury worries, tricky opponents and emotional nxmnts to move safely into the second round of the French Open. Sampras, the men's top seed, beat Sweden’s Magnus Gustafsson 6-1,7-5,7-6 (7-5) for his first victory on day this year, setting up a second-round clash against two-time champion Sergi Bruguera of Spain. Agassi, No. 3, received a warning and a point penalty for audible obscenities before taking advantage of a rain delay to subdue Spanish qualifier Jacobo Diaz, 6-1,6-7 (9-7), 6-4,6-4. Seles, playing her first French Open since her stabbing in Germany three years ago, dedicated Court A to 1920s French star Suzanne Lenglen. She then returned to the same court, sore shoulder and all, and easily beat French wild card Caroline Dhenin 6-1,6-1. Loo Smith hooded to Rods MIAMI (AP) — Career saves leader Lee Smith is bound for the Cincinnati Reds' bullpen, but not as a replacement for closer Jeff Brantley Smith, who has 471 saves, was traded to I the Reds—his seventh team—by the QbR* i fomia Angels for lefthander Chuck McElroy. Smith, 38, had said he would ask to be traded or would retire if he wasn’t the Angels’ closer. Smith, placed on the 15-day disabled list in April after offseason surgery on his right knee, was OO with no saves and a 2.45 ERA in 11 innings this season. McElroy, 28, was 2-0 with a 6.57 ERA. Smith makes $2.1 million and McElroy $817,000. The Reds said the Angels agreed to pick up the difference in their salaries this season. Crimson Tkls top md at CoHogo World Sorios OMAHA, Neb. (AP)—Alabama, the regu-j lar-season and Southeastern Conference tournament winner, received the top seed in the College World Series. Alabama (49-17) will open the 50th NCAA Division I tournament Friday against No. 8 Oklahoma State (45-19). No. 4 Clemson (49-15) will face No. 5 Miami (47-13) on Friday nir-A.* night NCAA finals put SWC near finish line after 81 years BY JAIME ARON AP Sports Writer DALLAS (AP) — All that stands between the Southwest Conference and extinction is this weekend’s NCAA men’s golf championships 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, tennis and women’s golf. Texas bowed out of the baseball NCAA regional it hosted on Saturday, then, on Sunday, Texas Tech was eliminated in the semifinal of its home-field regional and Rice came up IO runs shy of a first College World Series trip. In tennis, Texas Christian's unseeded tandem of Ashley Fisher and Jason Wfcir-Smith reached the men’s finals before losing in three sets, while Texas’ sixth-ranked duo of Cristina Moros and Farley Taylor took only four games in losing the women’s finals. In women’s golf, a missed 40-foot putt on die 18th hole Sunday left Texas a stroke shy of forcing a three-way tie, leaving the Lady Longhorns third. Kelli Kuehne finished ninth, IO strokes out of first. Each defeat seemed tinged with die same sorrow and bitterness (hat brought the league to within weeks of being broken up. On July I, Texas, Texas AAM, Texas Tech and Baylor will officially join the Big Eight to form the Big 12; TCU, Southern Methodist and Rice will be pan of the Western Athletic Conference; and Houston will join Conference USA. The Owls got off to a good start Sunday by eliminating defending national champion Cal State-Fullerton, which had eliminated Rice en route to last year’s title. But Wichita State led 9-0 midway through the fourth before Rice closed within 9-6 in the bottom of the fourth and fifth. The Shockers 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 10-7 victory over top-ranked and top-seeded USG only to allow six straight runs, the final three on a full-count homer by Jeff Inglin. “What makes this so disappointing is I feel we let our fans down,” Red Raiders coach Larry Hays said. TLO ImnmImII camp starts Jun* 3 Texas Lutheran College head baseball coach Bill Miller will lead a three-session base-ball camp for boys ages 7-18 on June 3-7 (ages 7-12), June 10-14 (ages 12-15) and June 17-21 (ages 15*18). All sessions win run from 1 to 4 p.m. at Isbel Field on TIC campus in Seguin. The camp will cover fundamentals in hitting, running, throwing, and fielding mechanics. Early registration deadline is May 31. Cost is $66. For more information, cat (210)372-8124. Canyon Cohost strength and conditioning camp slated Canyon High School will host a "Strength and Conditioning Camp’ at Cougar Den June 10-13 with two sessions beginning at 8 am and 10 am The camp is designed for athletes ages 12-15 who want to develop maximum strength, power and speed vertical jump and agility. Dan Burk, a certified strength and conditioning specialist, a level I U.S.W.F Olympic Weightlifting Coach and 1993 National Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year, will teach correct technique for free weights, machines and Olympic weightlifting, Cost is $20. Enrollment is limited. For more information, call Burk at 525-6251 or 620-7634. Heratd-Zwtung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Fabian Leal of th# New Braunfels National Uttls League Expos keeps an eye on the infield aa ha moves to Aret bete to avoid a pickoff. Little league teems are heeding into the final two weeks of the season. American League Em* Division National KAssiie ■» nhrlmlnn cmsiutvwon W    L    Pct. Atlanta    33    17    660 Montreal    29    22    .569 Florida    26    26    SOO Philadelphia    24    24    SOO New York    20    28    .417 OmMOIMWni W    L    Pct. Houston    26    26    SOO St. Louis    22    28    .440 Cincinnati    19    26    .422 Chicago    21    30    .412 Pittsburgh    19    31    .380 Wsst Division W    L    PCL San Diego    32    19    .627 Los Angeles    27    24    .529 San Francisco 25    23    .521 Colorado    24    23    .511 Sunday’s Games Los Angeles 4, Montreal 3 Florida 8, St. Louis 2,7 innings, rain Atlanta 6. Pittsburgh 3.13 innings New York 1, San Diego 0 Houston 7, Chicago 2 Cincinnati M Colorado, ppd., rain Philadelphia 10, San Francisco 1 Monday's Games Houston D| r*ttsoof{yi w Colorado 5, St. Louis 2 Atlanta 9, Chicago I New York    28 Baltimore    27 Toronto    22 Boston    20 Detroit 12    39 Csntrsi Division Cleveland    33 Chicago    29 Milwaukee    22 Kansas City    24 Minnesota    22 Wsst Division Texas 31 Seattle Cabfomia Oakland Astros top dog in lowly Central By The Associated Press    cr all the aspects you need to win,”  ................................. Darryl Kile said after Houston’s 5-3 victory Monday over Pittsburgh. The Pirates, losers of seven of eight and 16of 20, tried to be more aggressive in response to manager Jim Ley-land’s postgame blowup Sunday. But on a rainy, cold and uninviting day for baseball, a relaxed approach proved far betta. The Astros deliberately tried hitting to the opposite field. The first three hitters tried it and succeeded.! Sunday’s Games Minnesota 9. Toronto 3 Cleveland 5. Detroit 0 Baltimore 6. Oakland 1 Chicago 12. Milwaukee 1 Texas 6, Kansas City 4 California 12. Boston 2 Seattle 4, New York 3< AMonday’s Games-Boston 10, Oakland 3 Toronto 5, Chicago 4 Texas 3, Cleveland 2 PITTSBURGH (AP)—For the first time all season, a team is threatening to take charge in baseball's 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 Pittsburgh won’t be close to for a while. “I think we’re starting to put togeth- NBJQA to swing at Pwr-Tss The New Braunfels Junior Golf Association wi hold a Division C beginner’s tournament at Par-Tee Golf Center in Seguin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 1. Members and non-members can register by caMng Connie Reininger at least five days in advance at 620-1735 ;