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Page 14-Wednesday May 20, 1981-The Michigan Daily
SPORTS OF THE DAILY

Owners make

NEW YORK (AP) - With the
players' strike deadline lurking May 29,
the baseball owners yesterday made a
new proposal in an effort to break the
logjam over the only remaining issue:
free-agent compensation.
Dan Quisenberry, player represen-
tative for the Kansas City Royals,
called the new offer "semi-different.
Essentially, it's the same proposal as
before."
NEGOTIATORS FOR both sides met
for 80 minutes with Kenneth E. Moffett,
the federal mediator who called the
bargaining session. It was Moffett who
announced the -existence of some
movement in the stalled negotiations
which threatento disrupt the season in
nine days.
"The owners made a proposal and the
union is taking a day to examine it,"
Moffett told an impromptu news con-
ference outside the offices of the
Players Association, site of yesterday's
meeting.
Moffett said the written proposal was
a good sign. "The fact that we're still
meeting is a good sign," he said. The
mediator said he couldn't characterize
the proposal because "I don't know
what's in it. We all have to study it.
"I'M ALWAYS pleasantly surprised
when there's any kind of movement. It
beats treading water."
Quisenberry, here for his club's
series with the New York Yankees, said
the owners' modifications didn't affect
the number of players who would be
classified as "ranking" free agents and
require compensation.
"Still half the players would be
premier players," Quisenberry said.
THE PREVIOUS proposal called for

compensation for players selected by a
minumum of eight clubs within a
limited number of rounds in the re-
entry draft and ranked in the upper
third of hitters in plate appearances, of
pitchers in starts and relievers in ap-
pearances.
When those top players move, their
new club could protect 15 players on the
40-man roster, allowing the old club to
select a non-protected player.
"We took a brief look and not so much
has changed," said Quisenberry.
"There's a massive criteria of statistics
for each positions, but the appearance
criteria would still apply."
Stanford nets No. 1
ATHENS, Ga. (AP)-Stanford cap-
tured five of six singles matches
yesterday to post a 5-4 victory over
UCLA and claim its fourth NCAA tennis
team championship in the past five
years.
UCLA entered the 16-team tour-
-nament as the No. 5 seed, but Stanford
wrapped up the championship before
doubles play got under way. The vic-
tory was the second for Stanford in
three meetings with UCLA this year.
IN THE consolation match, Bill
Rogers and John Mangan combined to
lead Georgia to a 6-3 victory over
Southern Cal and third place in the 97th
annual NCAA team championships.
The third-place finish was the highest
ever for Georgia in NCAA tennis team
competition.
The championship match was a
familiar one, as Stanford was making
its fourth appearance in the finals in the
past five years and UCLA was ap-

new proposal
pearing for the third time in the past Angeles Coliseum so nc
four years. there. You must decid
IN SINGLES matches, Tim Mayotte, right to do that." d
Jimmy Gurfein, Mike Falberg, Scott
Bondurant and. Jeff Arons posted vic-
tories for Stanford, while Robbie Ven- The jury of seven w
ter recorded UCLA's only singles' men is being asked
triumph. legality of an NFL ru
In the consolation match, Rogers and team to move witho
Mangan recorded two of Georgia's four three-quarters of the
singles victories, then combined for one league teams.
of the Bulldog's two doubles victories.
The match that clinched third place "It's the same as if
for the Bulldogs came when Tom have to give Alpha Be
Foster and Gerald Kleis combined to open a supermarket in
defeat Jack Druger and Jim Agate of borhood," Blecher saic
Southern Cal, 6-4, 6-4. presentation. "Do yo
You have to go beg your
Raiders held hostage? permission.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - With "THERE IS ONE
Oakland Raiders Managing Partner Al going to have to dec
Davis and National Football League "Whether the other 27.
Commissioner Pete Rozelle seated on the NFL have the righ
opposite sides of the courtroom, a of the United States
major football antitrust suit trial began Angeles Coliseum outo
yesterday with an attorney accusing is in - to provide a pl
the NFL of holding the Oakland Raiders of the major football
hostage in their hometown. football."
Maxwell Blecher, representing the
Los Angeles Coliseum Commission,
told jurors in a jam-packed courtroom Earlier, U.S. Distri
that the NFL has violated the American Pregerson briefed he
principle of free enterprise by seeking leading up to the trial
to dictate where a team can play its the Los Angles Rams'
games. to Anaheim Stadium
"WHAT WE SAY IS that 27 people Angeles Coliseum Cc
(the other team owners) get together in sequently filing an an
a plush resort in Palm Springs and they was later joined by the]
voted that Al Davis and his team could
not play here," Blecher said during North Stars 4, I
opening arguments for the trial.
"They turned the lights out in Los

o team could play -
3e if they had the
omen and three
to rule on the
le that forbids a
ut approval of
owners of other
Safeway would
ta permission to
the same neigh-
d in an animated
u believe that?
r competitors for
ISSUE you are
ide," he added.
member clubs of
t under the laws
to put the Los
of the business it
ace for members
league to play
ct Judge Harry
jury on events
, beginning with
decision to move
, with the Los
mmission sub-
titrust suit that
Raiders.
lslanders 2

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BLvUMINGTON, Minn. (AP)-The
Minnesota North Stars, playing
tenacious hockey on the doorstep of
playoff extinction, used Steve Payne's
goal at third period to defeat the New
York Islanders 4-2 yesterday night for
their first win in the Stanley Cup finals.
The defending champion Islanders
lead the best-of-seven National Hockey
League championship series .3-1 and
can skate away with the Cup by winning
at home Thursday night.
IN A GAME marked by outstanding
performances by goaltenders Don
Beaupre of Minnesota and New York's
Billy Smith, Payne, defenseman Al
MacAdam and defenseman Brad Max-
well were the offensive standouts.
Payne planted himself in front of
Smith and neatly tipped a shot by Brad
Maxwell into the Islander goal for the
game-winner, his 17th goal of these
playoffs, tying with the Islanders' Mike
Bossy for the postseasoilead in goals.
Payne also set up MacAdam's
second-period goal and was thwarted
several times by Smith's excellent
work in the New York goal.

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SCORES
Ameritcan League.
Boston 4, Seattle
Clevelan~d 7. California 3
Bostn 4, 5Sttle 0
Baltimore6, Oakland 5
NatiornalLeague
Cincin.ati 5, Chicagoo4

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The Cincinnati Reds' Ken Griffey slides into home safely behind Chicago Cubs catcher Tim Blackwell in the sixth inning
yesterudh Chica: The Reds leat the Cubs; S-0:See' elated story'ohpage 15.

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