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Page 12-Saturday, June 2, 1979-The Michigan Daily
Wing trio joins free agent ranks

DETROIT-Reed Larson says he likes Detroit,
but the 22-year-old Red Wings' defenseman, now a
free agent, is playing the waiting game.
Larson, Red Wing regular Vaclav Nedomansky,
and veteran Terry Harper joined some 70 other
National Hockey League players Thursday in the free
agent ranks.
"I can still be back with Detroit. That was never
ruled out. I like it here," commented Larson. In both
his NHL seasons, he set Red Wing scoring records for
a defenseman.
ALL THE MORE reason for the Red Wings to want
him back. Larson is good bait for owners from other
clubs, who will meet starting Monday at Nassau in
the Bahamas.
Nedomansky led Detroit in scoring this season with
38 goals and 35 assists for 73 points.
"A guy who's been doing his job well should be able
to research the market in a week I would say, cer-
tainly in our case, we'll get back to Detroit in about a
week," said Bill Watters of Sports Management, the
Toronto-based group representing Nedomansky in
the talks.
WATTERS SAID Red Wings General Manager Ted
Linsay has "made an offer to Vaclav which is a sub-
stantial one. I'll have to get back with Detroit
because I think he's happy in Detroit."

Mickey Keating, assistant general manager of the
New York Rangers, said this week his club will try to
sign Nedomansky.
The Red Wings also will be scanniig the field, par-
ticularly for free agent Garry Unger and John Wen-
sink, a free agent from the Boston Bruins, according
to the Detroit News.
Lindsay also is interested in many World Hockey
League players, including Willy Linstrom of the
league champion Winnipeg Jets, whom Lindsay en-
tertained in Detroit this week.
* * * *
Coach Who?
Yesterday passed by without the naming of a new
women's gymnastics coach, but that announscement
is drawing near.
That's the latest word from Women's Athletic
Director Phyllis Ocker, who has spent the last month
seeking out prospective coaching candidates. The
search was necessitated by the resignations of Scott
Ponto and Ginger Robey in April.

No-fault Franklin
BALTIMORE-Jockey Ronnie Franklin, who
rode Spectacular Hid to victory in the Kentucky Der-
by and Preakness, was cleared yesterday morning af
any wrongdoing in Thursday's feature race at
Pimlico Race Course.
The decision by the three track stewards to hold the
19-year-old Dundalk, Md., jockey blameless for inter-
ference by his mount cleared the way for Franklin to
ride Bid in the Belmont Stakes on June 9.
THE STEWARDS looked at a video tape of the Jen
nie's Joy Stakes before deciding that Franklin had
tried not to impede the other horses, according to
Steward F. Colwill.
Franklin's mount, Croatoan, was disqualified and
moved from first to seventh place in the feature race
because of interference at the start. -AlP
LANDOVER, Md.-The Seattle SuperSonics finally
achieved revenge against the Washington Bullets last
.night, beating them 97-93 to win the National Basket-
ball Association title, four games to one.


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Guidrywhips Chis ox, 4-0
By the Associated Press the first hit off Francisco Barrios (4-3), six runs yesterday to lead the Chicago Rick Reuschel, making his first ap-
YORK-Ron Guidry silenced and came home when Willie Randolph Cubs to an 8-2 victory over San Fran- pearance in 16 days because of ten-
on two hits and Lou Piniella hit grounded to shortstop Greg Pryor. cisco, extending the Giants' losing donitis in his pitching arm, boosted his
-run homer last night, leading Pryor fielded the ball cleanly and streak tosevengames. record to3-5.
York Yankees past the White hesitated and when he threw to first Kingman doubled and scored in the Reuschel set the Giants down in order
base, Rivers dashed home. second inning, capped a four-run third in the first three innings and had a five-
tching his first shutout of the In the seventh inning, singles by with a three-run homer, and hit a two- run lead before allowing a hit.
Guidry (5-4), allowed only a Thurman Munson and Reggie Jackson run homer, his 17th, in the seventh in- Bill Madlock doubled to open the San
inning double by Chet Lemon preceded Piniella's sixth homer of the :ning. Francisco fourth and scored on a single
inth-inning single by Alan Ban- season, a long blast into the left field Ivan DeJesus opened the third with a by Jack Clark.
Guidry struck out ten and stands. single and scored on the first of two The Cubs came back with a run in the
four. Cubs 8, Giants 2 doubles by Ted Sizemore. Bill Buckner fifth on a double by Sizemore, a bunt
y Rivers scored the only run was hit by a pitch before Kingman single by Buckner, and an infield out by
needed in the fourth inning. He CHICAGO - Dave Kingman blasted unloaded a homer off starter and loser Kingman.
off the right-center field wall, two home runs and a double, driving in Phil Nastu, 2-4. San Francisco added a run in the
eighth on a single by Tarry Whitfield, a
:. ".. ...uamamemmmmmmmmmoW~mamm walk, and a sin eb Mike Ivie.
Reds 4, Phillies 2
CINCINNATI - Second baseman
Rudy Meoli's two-run error in the
eighth inning on Ken Griffey's grounder
gave the Cincinnati Reds a 4-2 victory
over Pete Rose and the Philadelphia
s or cheers? Fiasco or frivol- - Phillies last night.
The emotions were mixed The Reds had loaded the bases on two
Rose returned to the Reds' walks off loser Steve Carlton (6-6), and
rfront Stadium last night to a fielder's choice before Griffey's slow
ye a reward from the Cmn- bouncer over second base scored Ray
ati chapter of the Baseball ,Knight and Rick Auerbach. Doug Bair
er's Association. The pitched one inning in relief to get his
inent media group selected third victory without a loss.
as the Reds' Most Valuable It was Rose's first appearance in Cin-
er for 1978. Reds officials cinnati's Riverfront Stadium since he
not going to allow the played out his option with the Reds and
notation of the trophy, ut signed with the Phillies. He was hitless
relented and Rose received in four at-bats with two fly balls to cen-
econd ovation from the fans ter field and grounders to third base
former team. and first base.
American League
New York 4, Chicago 4
Boston 5, Minnesota 2
Texas 4, Baltimore 2
National League
Chicago8, San Francisco 2
Cincionnati4, Philadelphia 2

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