The Michigan Daily-Thursday, Jund 18,1981-Pi
JACK NICKLAUS, pictured here
blasting out of a sand trap in an earlier
tournament this year, will be defending
his championship title today at the 81st
U.S. Open Championship. Nicklaus is
seeking a record fifth Open title and his
20th major championship. 156 golfers
will be competing at the start of the
tourney, which will be played over the
tricky, 6,544-yard East course at the
Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pen-
SPOR TS OF THE DAILY:
Navratilova advances in BMW
ASTBOURNE, England (AP) - ment for the back injury that has to erase the laughing-stock image his Sullivan to Muhammad Ali, auto
tina Navratilova recovered from a restricted her to three tournaments this club achieved last season. racing's Barney Oldfield to A.J. Foyt,
set loss to defeat Sue Barker of year, has not been extended in her With the acquisition of veteran James football's Red Grange, basketball's
sin 6-7, 6-3, 6-3 yesterday and opening three matches here. But she Silas from the San Antonio Spurs, the Wilt Chamberlain, and scores of others
ed into the quarterfinals of the said she is perfectly happy. Cavaliers have added a third expensive are represented in the first major
000 BMW women's grass courts "The way it has been going is fine," man to a payroll already increased by exhibition devoted to this country's
is championships. she said. "If the matches go according the signing of free agents Scott Wed- greatest sports heroes.
e 24-year-old Czechoslovakian- to the seedings, that's OK by me." man, formerly of the Kansas City The exhibition, Champions of
left-hander was taken to three sets AUSTIN DEFEATED Jo Durie 6-1, 6- Kings, and James Edwards, formerly American Sport, will be unveiled
larker for the second time in six 4. of Indiana Pacers. Tuesday at the Smithsonian In-
. She also defeated the English Jaeger was equally satisfied after her Sports exhibit stitution's National Portrait Gallery.
de in the quarterfinals at Surbiton 6-3, 6-0 victory over U.S.-based West More than 100 athletes are represen-
week. German Federation Cup player Bettina to ted in 500 pictures, drawigs, paitings,
ARKER RECOVERED after being Bunge. WASHINGTON (AP) - America's sculptures and other pieces of
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down 1-4 in the first set and took the
tiebreaker 10-8 after saving four set
"I wasn't sure at that stage that I
could come back," Navratilova said.
"Sue was tough and was hitting winners
from all over the court."
Barker, however, was unable to
sustain that level of performance.
Second-seeded Navratilova took control
in the last two sets.
TOP-SEEDED Tracy Austin and An-
drea Jaeger, seeded No. 3, both romped
into the last eight with straight sets vic-
tories and were joined in the quarter-
finals by a third U.S. teen-ager, Pam
Casale, 17, from Livingston, N.J.,
scored one of the best victories of her
career when she downed 14th-seeded
Lesley Allen 6-3, 6-0.
Allen, a Detroit native, was one of
three black Americans to reach the
third round of this major pre-
Wimbledon event for women, but all
were defeated yesterday.
LANKY WEST, German Claudia
'Kohde defeated Renee Blount 6-4, 5-7, 8-
6, and Barbara Potter of the United
States, seeded No. 11, ousted Kim Sands
" Austin, who still is receiving treat-
"The last time I played Bettina she
gave me a tough match, but it was dif-
ferent today," Jaeger said. "I think I'm
playing pretty well."
Diplomats get Cruyff
WASHINGTON (AP) - The
Washington Diplomats announced
yesterday evening that they have re-
acquired Dutch soccer star Johan
Cruyff for the remainder of the 1981
North American Soccer League season.
Cruyff, 34, who played in Washington
last year, has most recently played in
Spain with Levante, of the Spanish
Terms of the contract were not
revealed, but Dips owner Jim Hill said
Cruyff would be paid less than he
received last. year in Washington -
$475,000 for the season.
Cruyff, a three-time winner of the
European Footballer of the Year
award, will make his return to the
NASL on July 1, when Washington hosts
Cavaliers acquire Silas
CLEVELAND (AP) - Cleveland
Cavaliers owner Ted Stepien has rolled
the dice again, adding another highly
paid player to his roster in an attempt
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