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New York 5, ATLANTA 2 PHILADELPHIA 3, Anaheim 0
Atlanta leads series, 2-1 TORONTO 4, San Jose 3
Colorado at CALGARY, inc.
Pittsburgh at EDMONTON, inc.
St. Louis at PHOENIX, inc.
home teams in CAPS

October 23, 1996


Ven' s
crew solid
at Regatta
'Fred Link
the Daily
Michigan men's crew team took
three of the top four spots Sunday in
the varsity eight race at the Head of
the Grand Regatta in East Lansing.
Michigan coach Gregg Hartsuff's
strategy of racing three relatively
even boats rather than focusing on
one best boat paid off for Michigan
its second race of the season.
it was clear from the beginning
that the Wolverines' stiffest competi-
tion would come from Grand Valley.
By the midpoint of the race, the
two boats from Michigan State had
faded from contention, leaving just
Michigan and Grand Valley to battle
for first place.
Michigan's top boat completed the
1 1/2 mile course in 7:22, 10 sec-
tonds ahead of second place Grand
The two other Michigan boats fin-
ished third and fourth, 22 and 25
seconds behind the leader. Both of
Michigan State's boats finished well
back, in fifth and sixth place.
Although this race was Michigan's
only chance to compete against
intra-state rivals Grand Valley and
Michigan State this season, it was
ill not Michigan's main focus.
aDuring the fall season, the team's
attention is on preparing for the
spring season when it will be com-
pdting in the Big Ten and for a berth
in the national championships.
"It's good to race in the fall for the
purposes of keeping yourself men-
tally sharp," Hartsuff said. "You
want to go out and test yourself."
Overall, Hartsuff has been pleased
with the team's fall season, calling it
e best and smoothest fall" in his
ve years at Michigan. One major
factor in Michigan's success this
year has been its depth.
"'(To do well) you need two or
three strong eights to push each
other in practice," Hartsuff said.
"The 1-3-4 finish shows me that we
have a lot of depth on this team."
. . .

Michigan swims
without Gustin

By Nancy Berger
Daily Sports Writer
Senior Rachel Gustin won't be
accompanying the Michigan
women's swimming team when it
travels to Champaign and Evanston
this weekend.
The All-American and NCAA
champion won't be traveling with
her teammates anytime soon, either.
This weekend, Gustin will be
home in Cincinnati, where she is
scheduled to undergo arthroscopic
shoulder surgery next Tuesday.
Gustin, who will be out of the pool
for six months, is taking a medical
redshirt this season.
"The doctor wants to shave the
bursa down and alleviate some of the
pressure on the top of the shoulder,"
Michigan swimming coach Jim
Richardson said.
After a healing period of six to eight
weeks, Gustin will supplement her pool
training with aerobics and biking.
By losing Gustin, Michigan will
have to replace one of the best
breaststrokers and individual swim-
mers in the country.
While one vital Wolverine may be
down, Michigan (1-0 Big Ten, 1-0
overall) is certainly not out of the
Big Ten race.
As one of the favorites for the

national championship, the
Wolverines hope to improve on last
year's third-place finish in the
NCAA tournament.
"There is a real positive outlook
right now," senior captain Anne
Kampfe said. "Everybody came back
from the summer to race."
Michigan will do plenty of racing
this weekend, when it competes
against Illinois on Saturday and then
travels to the Northwestern Relays
on Sunday.
Illinois will be the Wolverines' sec-
ond straight conference opponent.
Although the Wolverines have
dominated the conference - not los-
ing a Big Ten meet since 1993 -
they will not take the Illini lightly.
"Illinois is a much improved
team," Richardson said. "I have
known (Illinois coach) Jim Lutz for
a long time, and they are not going to
roll over. When you swim against a
quality opponent, you want to swim
your best."
Even though the Illini lost their
first meet of the season last
Saturday to No. 10 Tennessee, 139-
104, they lost by just nine points in
the swimming portion of the meet.
This allowed the Tennessee divers to
dominate the rest of the meet, beat-
See TANKERS, Page 10

Michigan swimmer Rachel Gustin will not travel with the Wolverines to meets at Illinois and Northwestern this weekend. She
will undergo arthroscopic shoulder surgery Tuesday in Cincinnati and be sidelined for six months.

Not dead yet: Yankees defeat
Braves, 5-2, trail in series, 2-1

ATLANTA (AP) - Now this was
what the New York Yankees were sup-
posed to do all along.
Get six good innings from David
Cone. Get a home run from Bernie
Williams. And then let the bullpen do
the rest.
It all came together for the Yankees
last night, and not a moment too soon.
Their 5-2 win over Atlanta cut the
Braves' lead to 2-1, and put the drama
back into a World Series that was on
the verge of becoming a walkover.
Relievers Mariano Rivera, Graeme
Lloyd and John Wetteland finished
off a victory that made the Yankees
the first team ever to win six straight
road games in the postseason.
The win ended New York's six-
game losing streak in the World
Series that dated to 1981 and stopped
a five-game winning streak by the
Braves during which they had
outscored opponents, 48-2.
New York will try to make it 7-0
away from Yankee Stadium tonight
when Kenny Rogers pitches against
Atlanta's Denny Neagle. Rogers orig-
inally was dropped from the rotation,
but restored when a rainout took away
the travel day and forced the Yankees
to use four starters.

No team in baseball has overcome a
3-0 deficit in the postseason, and
New York won't have to, either. After
losing twice at home, the Yankees
shook up their lineup, benching
slumping Tino Martinez and hobbling
Wade Boggs and Paul O'Neill, and
manager Joe Torre's moves worked.
Darryl Strawberry, Cecil Fielder
and Charlie Hayes stepped in and
each made contributions that helped
the Yankees take a 2-1 lead after six
The Yankees broke it open with a
three-run eighth, highlighted by
Williams' homer, his sixth tying the
postseason record set by Bob
Robertson of Pittsburgh in 1971, and
Fielder's double off Greg McMichael.
Williams had been hitless in the
first two games before an RBI single
in the first inning against Tom
Cone stayed ahead with nasty
breaking pitches, buckling the knees
of several Braves hitters for six
innings. He gave up four hits, the
same total allowed by Glavine in
seven innings.
Cone's key moment came in the
sixth, when the Braves loaded the
bases with one out. He got Fred

McGriff on a popup, walked Ryan
Klesko to force home a run that drew
Atlanta within 2-1 and retired Javy
Lopez on a foul popup.
It was Cone's biggest win since
missing four months this season after
surgery for an aneurysm in his pitch-
ing arm.
The Yankees showed they expected
it to be a low-scoring game when they
had Derek Jeter, the second batter of
the game, bunt following a leadoff
walk by Tim Raines. New York, sec-
ond in the majors in fielding, got sur-
prisingly good defense from Fielder.
Playing first base for only the 10th
time since being acquired from
Detroit on July 31, Fielder held his
own with the glove. He started a dou-
ble play in the first and handled a
couple other difficult chances,
although he wasn't able to catch a
foul pop near the tarpaulin later in the
Ahead 2-1, Jeter hit a leadoff single
in the eighth and Williams homered.
Fielder followed with a double and
pinch-hitter Luis Sojo had an RBI
single. The Braves scored in their
eighth on a triple by Marquis Grissom
and a single by Mark Lemke, both
hits off Rivera.

David Cone kept his team within striking distance of Atlanta in the World Series
last night, pitching New York to a 5-2 victory. The Braves still lead the series, 21.

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