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SORTS OF THE DAILY

The Michigan Daily-Saturday,. May 5, 1979-Page 13

pringinjuries
Bruce used the players' draft for six seasons at
COLUMBUS (AP)-Earle Bruce, Ohio State's new Iowa State. He took over for the fired Hayes in
football coach, isn't sure how much he will learn January after the Buckeyes coach for 28 years
from the Buckeyes' spring game today in Ohio slugged a Clemson player in the Gator Bowl in
Stadium. December.
Simply, the reason is one word: injuries. U.S. maki s splash
"We've had so many doggone injuries," said
Woody Hayes' successor. "Those that have stayed TEL AVIV, Israel-American swimmers dominated
healthy have shown improvement, a lot of im- the second day of competition in the 11th annual
provement." Hapoel Games Friday, but American athletes failed
to win a gold medal in the first day of track and field
THOSE IDLED by injuries for the windup of spring events.
practices include flanker Alvin Taylor, middle guard American swimmers won six events, bringing the
Mark Sullivan, fullback Felix Lee, guard Dave total number of gold medals won by the U.S. team to
Medich, wide receiver Steve Lamb, defensive back 11. James Fowler of San Marino, Calif. led by win-
Mark Eberts and fullback Joel Payton. ning the men's 100-meter butterfly in 56.89 seconds,
For the first time in history, the players themselves and the 200 meter men's backstroke in 2:07.78. -AP
chose the Red and White teams for today's game.
Offensive guard Ken Fritz and cornerback Mike Rost wall wins
Guess did the drafting for the Reds. The selectors for N
the Whites were outside linebacker Jim Laughlin and NEWPORT BEACH, Calif-Ken Rosewall and
Campbell. Marty Riessen scored first-round victories yesterday

Ohio State
in the $25,000 Tennis Legends Championships at the
John Wayne Tennis Club.
THE AUSTRALIAN Rosewall defeated Bob Hewitt
of South Africa 6-1, 6-2 in just 52 minutes while
Riessen downed Dennis Ralston 7-5, 6-3.
The other two first-round matches were scheduled
late last night. John Newcombe was to face Roy
Emerson and Rod Laver was to meet Charlie
Pasarell.
Bird switches? -AP
TERRE HAUTE, Ind.-Larry Bird, the two-time
All-American who led Indiana State to the runner-up
position of the NCAA basketball tournament this
spring, was deadly serious when he asked to play on
the Sycamore baseball team.
Last week, while negotiations were getting
nowhere with the Boston Celtics of the National
Basketball Association, Bird appeared in a
doubleheader with the Sycamores against Kentucky
Wesleyan.

Indy safeiy rules
cause controversy

INDIANAPOLIS (AP)-An attorney
for the U.S. Auto Club sought yesterday
to show that Championship Auto
Racing Teams adopted a "take-it-or-
leave-it" attitude on demands for the
Indianapolis 500 before 19 of its entries
were rejected by USAC.
The maneuvering came in cross
examination of car owner Dan Gurney,
whose two cars were among those
disqualified by USAC.
For more sports, turn to pages 14-15
It appeared the court hearing on
CART's suit to force acceptance of the
entries would stretch into the weekend,
keeping the rejected CART teams off
the track at least for today's first day of
practice for the May 27 race.
Gurney testified in U.S. District
Court that all entries by CART mem-
bers were given to Pat Patrick,
president of the breakaway racing
organization, and that Patrick had the
authority to either submit them to
USAC or withhold them.
Patrick turned in the 44 entries,
representing 19 CART teams, two days
before the April 15 deadline. But before
that, he had made public statements
that CART was considei'ing running its
own championship race the same day
as the 500 for a similar $1 million purse.
USAC attorney Henry Ryder asked
Gurney about a so-called "white
paper" Gurney wrote early in 1978 in
which he expressed dissatisfaction with
the operation of championship racing
and stated there was a "great need for

a change."
Gurney said the paper, in which he
first proposed the name Championship
Auto Racing Teams as a separate
organization, was "an attempt.to focus
attention on the state of our industry."
Gurney's seven-page document
outlined many of the CART issues, in-
cluding race purses.
"At that moment, we the car owners,
are the ones who have put forth by far
the most effort, by far the most finan-
cial stake with little or no chance for
return.. ." the paper said. Gurney said
the Indianapolis 500 purse should be
doubled to $2 million.
He said the paper as given to a num-
ber of racing reams, and the CART
issues were presented at a USAC
meeting last October in which six of the
original CART directors were present.
Earlier, Gurney told CART attorney
Phillip Maxwell that USAC had not
been responsive to what CART con-
sidered immediate problems.
"As a car owner, I was unable to talk
directly to the USAC Board. I spoke to
USAC President Dick King, Indy 500
chief steward Tom Binford and former
USAC Board Chairmah Reynold Mac-
Donald. King was the one on the scene
most of the time. He was generally
sympathetic, but he kept reiterating he
couldn't do anything about it, that he
would bring it up when the board met. It
was a poor structure to react toim-
mediate problems."

AP Photo
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Derby favorite Spectacular Bid, who has won his last 11 starts, is put through
a light workout at Churchill Downs in preparation for today's running of
the 105th Kentucky Derby. The Buddy Dep trained horse will be running
the 11/4 mile race among a field of ten, which includes Flying Pastor (prob-
able odds of 9-5), Golden Act (10-1), Screen King (12-1), Sir Ivor Again
(15-1) and General Assiemliy (15-A.

WE CORDIALLY INVITE YOU TO AN
OPEN HOUSE
at
SIDDHA YOGA DHAM
1520 HILL ST.
on SUNDAY the SIXTH of MAY, 2 - 5 p.m.
Tours of the Ashram - Refreshments - Hourly Video
of Swami Muktananda - & at 4:30, a talk by Mother
Girija Saraswati, Ashram Director. '

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