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Page 14-Saturday, May 23, 1981-The Michigan Daily
SPOR TS OF THE DAILY
Blue tracksters leap to early lead

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Specialtothe Daily
EAST LANSING-Defending Big Ten
outdoor track champion Michigan took
a giant leap toward repeating as titlists,
thanks to tle giant leaps of the
Wolverine long jumpers.
James Ross of Michigan captured the
long jump title yesterday in East Lan-
sing with a leap of 25'6", while
Wolverines Derek Harper and Vince
Bean took second and fourth, respec-
tively, in the event.
Michigan's Scott Ericksson wasalso
crowned a champion, winning the
discus competition with a toss of 173'3".
In the only other event of the day, the
10,000 meters, Wolverine Gerard
Donakowski finished second to Wiscon-
sin's Jim Spintzi.
At the conclusion of the first day,
Michigan held a commanding lead over
the rest of the pack. The Wolverines
totaled 40 points, far ahead of second-
place Illinois' 14. Purdue had 12,
Wisconsin 10, Ohio State 9, Indiana 5,
and Minnesota, 3 to round out the
scoring. Iowa, Northwestern, and
Michigan State failed to score.
Leach, Horwitch eliminated
Special to the Daily
ATHENS, Ga. - Both of Michigan's
top singles players were eliminated
yesterday from the singles competition
of the NCAA tennis tournament in
Athens.
Junior Michael Leach lost to fourth-
seeded Tim Mayotte of Stanford, 6-3, 6-
3, while senior Wolverine Matt Horwit-
ch fell to second-seeded Glenn
Michibata of Pepperdine, 6-2,6-1.
Mayotte controlled the entire match
with Leach, playing very methodically.
Leach had problems handling Mayot-
te's outstanding serve throughout the
match. Mayotte, whose Stanford team
won the team championship over
UCLA, the team which beat Michigan,
went on to beat John Davis of the
Bruins, 6-1, 7-5, to move into the semi-
finals.
Michibata beat Horwitch despite the
fact that the Pepperdine star's sore
shoulder prevented him from serving
well. Michibata's overpowering net
game enabled him to keep Horwitch out
of reach. Michibata went on to lose to
Stanford's Jim Gurfein, 7-5, 6-7, 6-2.
Despite their losses, both Leach and
Horwitch were awarded All-American
status because of their play in the tour-
nament.
Cubs get new GM
CHICAGO (AP)-Herman Franks,
who said he was fed up with the deman-
ds and sniping of his ballplayers and
left the Chicago Cubs as field manager
in the final week of the 1979 season,
yesterday was named interim general
manager.
He replaces Bob Kennedy, who
resigned under the pressure of a 6-27
record.
Twins manager fired
KANSAS CITY, Mo.(AP)-The Min-
nesota Twins announced Friday that
Manager Johnny Goryl has been fired
and third base coach Billy Gardner
named as his replacement.
The Twins finished third in the
American League's Western Division
last year after Goryl took over at mid-
season. Going into Friday night's
game, they were in sixth place in the
AL West wih an 1124 record, 11'
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Rozelle takes the stand
LOS ANGELES (AP) - National
Football League Commissioner Pete
Rozelle recalled on the witness stand
yesterday how Oakland Raiders
Managing General Partner Al Davis
came to him in 1980 saying he wanted to
move his team to Los Angeles.
Rozelle said that he told Davis then
that he ought to put the proposal to a
vote by all members of the NFL.
"Al said to me, 'If I do decide to go to
Los Angeles, I do not intend to ask for a
vote'," Rozelle testified.
The commissioner said that he told
Davis that would be a violation of the
NFL constitution and "We'll have to
fight it."
As Rozelle testified for a second day
in the antitrust suit filed by the Raiders
and the Los Angeles Coliseum against
the NFL, Davis sat facing him directly
across the courtroom and occasionally
Davis would shake his head in
disagreement with Rozelle's testimony.
Baseball talks stalled
NEW YORK (AP)-Marvin Miller,
executive director of the Major League
Players Association, was called to
Washington yesterday to meet with
William Lubbers, general counsel for
the National Labor Relations Board, af-
ter another fruitless bargaining session
in the threatened baseball strike.
Miller talked for 90 minutes with Ray
Grebey, chief negotiator for
management, before flying to
Washington to see Lubbers. Both sides
reported no progress in the talks aimed
at preventing a shutdown of the sport,
which would come after the games of
next Thursday, May 28.
THE PLAYERS association had filed
an unfair labor practice charge with the
NLRB earlier this, month, seeking an
injunction which would force the 26
major league owners to open their
financial books. Grebey and the
management negotiators appeared
before Lubbers in Washington Wed-
nesday.
"I wanted to give both sides a chance
and I did speak with the owners on

Wednesday," Lubbers said. "I called
this meeting for further factfinding and
to discuss the legal issue."
Colorado ban extended
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP)-The Big
Eight Conference has extended by one
year a penalty against Colorado, thus
keeping the Buffaloes out of postseason
bowl games until after the 1982 football
season.
The extension was approved Thur-
sday by conference representatives.

BECAUSE OF confusion over
provisions of the NCAA penalty, it was
earlier announced that the Big Eight's
postseason bowl ban would apply until
after the 1983 season.
But NCAA officials clarified yester-
day that their postseason ban applied
only to bowl games after the 1980
season, with the Buffaloes eligible for
postseason competition following the
1981 season under their sanctions.
Thursday's Big Eight action extends
that postseason penalty for one year.

AP Photo
NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE Commissioner Pete Rozelle bites his lip
as he enters the federal court building in Los Angeles. Rozelle testified
yesterday in the antitrust suit brought against the NFL by Al Davis of the
Oakland Raiders and the Los Angeles Coliseum. Davis wants to move his
Super Bowl Champion Raiders to Los Angeles, a move that Rozelle opposes.

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