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irday, July 14, 1979-The Michigan Daily

Knights trial delayed
as U.S. goes for gold

By The Associated Press
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Bobby
Knight won a delay in district court
yesterday after his attorney suc-
cessfully argued that trial and senten-
cing could have an adverse effect on his
American men's basketball team in
their Pan American Games gold medal
District Court Judge George Lopez
Quinlan postponed until Aug. 22 the 38-
year-old coach's trial on charges of
aggravated assault brought by a Puerto
Rican policeman.
THE TRIAL of the controversial In-
diana University coach originally was
set for Aug. 3, then moved up to Friday
morning, only 12 hours before Knight's
U.S. team was to play the champion-
ship game.
The date was changed again when the
judge agreed with Knight's Puerto
Rican attorney, Luis Gonzalez Correa,
that 1) Correa did not have adequate
time to prepare his defense and 2) that
it was impossible to project the possible
effect ot the trial on the gold medal
game between the unbeaten and
favored Americans and also-
unbeaten Puerto Rico.
The game places Knight and his
players "under extraordinary
pressures," Gonzalez Correa told the
court and said the team has "been un-
der strain" since the Sunday incident
that prompted the charges and the ac-
companying legal maneuvering and

court appearances.
after leaving the court room. He is free
on $500 bond.
The charges, brought by Jose de
Silva, carry a maximum sentence of six
months in jail and a $500 fine.
Knight's counter-accusations Against
de Silva - assault and battery and
violation of his civilrights among
others - were dismissed earlier.
The charges and counter-accusations
grew out of an incident that occurred
during an argument between Knight
and de Silva over the use of a practice
facility Sunday morning.
Knight was arrested, handcuffed and
jailed briefly before being released.

AN UNIDENTIFIED GOLFER displays his backswing as he tees off in the
Michigan Open, being played on the University Golf Course.
Erskine leads Open
By United Press International
ANN ARBOR-Defending champion Randy Erskine turned a "bad
round" into a share of the halfway lead yesterday in the $20,000 60th annual
Michigan Open Championship.
The 31-year-old touring pro from Battle Creek matched par 71 on the
University of Michigan golf course to forge a 36-hole total of 2 under 140,
equalled by Orchard Lake's Glenn Hall on the strength of a pair of 70s.
Their performances are a stroke better than Saginaw's Max Anderson
who netted 71-70-141, and three shots ahead of the quartet of Ken Allard, Alex
Redmond, Brien Charter and Amateur Frank Sims who are lodged at 1 over
Lynn Janson, the opening round pacesetter with a three under 68, was
saddled with a 76 the second day and stood four shots off the pace at 144.
Dave Smith of Bloomfield Hills and Tommy Horton of Huntington
Woods, in contention after opening 69s, were caught in a late afternoon rain
and saw their games fall apart. Horton finished with a 76 and was at 145 for
36 holes while Smith was seven shots behind the co-leaders after his 78 for
The 170-member field was pared to the low 70 plus ties at the midway
point and 76 golfers survived the cut which came at 155.
"This is a very typical tour round for me," said Erskine, who has been
playing the PGA circuit since 1973. "I don't shoot in the mid 60s because I
havea couple of bad holes. I played the two easiest holes on the course Nos. 1
and 3-a pair of short par 5s and 3 over today.
"I don't think I'll get hurt too bad by today's round. I might not be
leading the tournament but I don't care. Hopefully, this is my bad round."
Janson, who utilized a hot putter for his starting 68, made nothing on the
greens in the second round. His longest successful putt was a five-footer for
par on No. 1.
"I wasn't putting very well and I never made a good putt all day," said
the 1974 Michigan Open king. "I had five bogeys and no birdies. That just
about explains the round, It was just one of those days where I didn't play
very well." Second Round Scores
1. Glenn Hall, Orchard Lake, 70-70-140.
2. Randy Erskine, Battle Creek, 69-71-140.
3. Max Anderson, Saginaw, 71-70-141.
4. Brien Charter, Rochester, 70-73-143.
5. Ken Allard, Ann Arbor, 72-71-143.
6. Alex Redmond, Lewiston, 73-70-143.
7. A-Frank Sims, Ann Arbor, 72-71-143.
8. Lynn Janson, Comstock Park, 68-76-144.
9. John Molenda, West Bloomfield, 71-73-144.
10. Dave Gilpin, Horton, 72-72-144.
11. A-Jim Ankenbrandt, Birmingham, 72-72-144.
12. Tommy Horton, Huntington Woods, 69-76-145.
13. Buddy Whitten, Belmont, 72-73-145.
14. Jack Seltzer, Hillsdale, 72-73-145.
5..Bob Ackerman, Richmond, 72-73-145.
"6.Jeff Reaume, Ann Arbor, 71-74-145.
17. Al"Mengerd, Birmingham, 74-72-146.
19. Mike Husby, Gladwin, 74-72-146.
19George Bayer, Detroit, 76-70-146.
20. Ted Kondratko, Plymouth, 72-74-146.
21. John Traub, Rochester, 71-76-147.
22. Dave Smith, Bloomfield Hills, 69-78-147.
23. Ed Muir, Farmington Hills, 78-70-148.
24. Jimmy Franklin, Bay City, 70-78-148.
25. A-BrucefDobbs, Okemos, 75-73-148.

Ryan loses no-hit bid'

By The Associated Press
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Nolan Ryan
came within two outs of pitching an un-
precedented fifth no-hitter yesterday in
the California twilight before Reggie
Jackson singled, forcing Ryan to settle
for his seventh one-hitter, a 6-1 victory
over the New York Yankees.
Ryan, who had hurled a pair of two-
hitters earlier this season, carried his
no-hitter into the ninth inning, then
Thurman Munson, the leadoff batter,
was safe at first when shortstop Jim
Anderson bobbled his grounder.
Ryan, 12-6, got Graig Nettles on a foul
pop to catcher Brian Downing. That
brought up Jackson, greeted by a
chorus of boos from the Anaheim
Stadium crowd of 41,805.
On Ryan's first pitch, a low fastball
over the plate, Jackson ripped a liner
under Ryan's glove and into center field
for a clean single.
With one out in the eighth inning, Jim
Spencer had hit a looping liner. Rick
Miller had charged in, sunk to his knees
and stuck out his glove in an attempt to
grab the ball. He didn't - but Dick
Miller of the Los Angeles Herald-
Examiner, the official scorer for the.
game, ruled it an error.
It was a controversial call to say the
least. It infuriated Buzeie Bavasi, the
Angels' general manager. He screamed
at the writer: "I'll give him (Ryan)
$25,000 for a one-hitter. You didn't have
to do that. You've embarrassed us!"

Padres 7, Expos 5
MONTREAL-Ninth-iniing singles
by Dave Winfield and Kurt Bevacqua
highlighted a three-run San Diego rally
as the Padres beat the Montreal Expos
7-5 1st night in the first game of a twi-
night doubleheader.
Winfield, who had hit his 21st home
run of the season and had delivered a
run-scoring single earlier in the game,
pulled San Diego into a 5-5 tie with his
single after Gene Richards had tripled
and Jerry Turner had walked.
Following a walk to Gene Tenace,
pinch-hitter Bobby Tolan rapped a
bouncer to shortstop, scoring Turner to
put San Diego ahead. Winfield scored
the Padres' final run scored when
Bevacqua beat out an infield single.
Elias Sosa, who entered the game in
the seventh inning, absorbed his fifth
loss in 10 decisions. Bob Owchinko, 4-5,
got the victory.
American League
Minnesota .Toronto4
california 6, NewYork 1
Detroit 3. Chicago
National League
New York7,SanFrancisco6
San Dlego Montreal 5
Atlanta 13, Pittsburgh 4
Philadelphia 3, Los Angeles 2
St. Louis 1, louston 0
Men's Basketball Final
U.S.113.Puerto Rico 94

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