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Page 14-Tuesday, July 27, 1982-The Michigan Daily
Festival tests new hoop talent


coaches say they will keep it a simple,
game when the basketball round-robin
tournament opens today in the National
Sports Festival.
In this competition, a training ground
for America's future international
talent, the East will face the North in
men's and women's play Tuesday af-
ternoon with the South squads tangling
with the West teams tonight.
THE FIRST two rounds will be
played on Indiana Central University's
floor before the gold and bronze medal
games Saturday will be switched to
17,000-seat Market Square Arena, home
of the Indiana Pacers.
Syracuse's Jim Boeheim, coaching
the East men, said he doesn't even plan
on scouting his opposition in these
American Olympics.
"It's too hard to prepare for three"
games in a row," said Boeheim. "We'll
just run up and down the floor. If we
lose, we want it to be 120-118."
HIS 12-MAN squad includes 6-foot-9
Villanova star Ed Pinckney, 6-5 Sugar
Ray Hall from Canisius, 6-5 Lester
Rowe of West Virginia and 6-9 Andrew
Williams of Pittsburgh.
Norm Stewart of Missouri, guiding
the North, can call on such names as 7-1
Greg Dreiling, 'transferring from
Wichita to Kansas; 6-3 Sam Vincent of
Michigan State and 6-4 Eric Turner of
"We spent some time on defense in
practice," Stewart said. "But, from an
offensive standpoint, they're going to
get their shots. We didn't try to do what
it took us 14 years to do at Missouri."
THE WEST will build its team around
7-foot UCLA sophomore Stuart Gray,
the Most Valuable Player in the 1981
Festival with averages of 18 points and
9 rebounds.
Jerry Pimm of Utah, the West's
coach, said, "We're keeping it simple. I
don't think in all-star competition you
can get too complicated."
Besides Gray, Pimm will rely on 6-9
John Rogers of Stanford, 6-9 Ken John-
son of Southern California and 6-5 Gary
Davis of Cal-Fullerton.
Tulsa's Nolan Richardson, leading
the South, has such weapons as 6-2 Joe
Dumars of LSU, 6-10 Bobby Hurt of
Alabama and 6-9 Waymen Tisdale,
Converse's National Prep Player of the.
Year from Tulsa.
"We're trying to give our players a
lot of freedom," Richardson said. "I
believe in letting them read each other,
learn each other's moves. We're going
to do some pressing, especially in the
fourth quarter."
Wings sign free agent
DETROIT (AP)- The Detroit Red
Wings have signed free agent Colin
Campbell, a defenseman who played
last season for the Vancouver Canucks,
to a National Hockey League contract,
the Wings announced yesterday.
Terms of the agreement were not
CAMPBELL, 29, was acquired by
Vancouver from the Edmonton Oilers
in the 1980 NHL waiver draft. The Lon-
don, Ontario, native had turned pro
with the Vancouver Blazers of the old
World Hockey Association in 1973 and
played for the Pittsburgh Penguins and
Colorado Rockies before signing with
Edmonton following the 1979 expansion
He hasa career record of 20 goals and
94 assists over 10 professional seasons,
the Red Wings said.

In 47 games last season, Campbell
failed to score a goal but had eight
assists and 131 penalty minutes. He
scored two goals and one assist, along
with 41 penalty minutes, in 10 playoff
games for Vancouver last season.
Players of the week
NEW YORK (AP)- Shortstop Robin
Yount of the Milwaukee Brewers and
relief pitcher Tippy Martinez of the
Baltimore Orioles shared the American
League Player of the Week award an-
nounced yesterday.
Yount, the AL's second leading hitter,
had 14 hits in 25 at-bats including a
double, a triple and four home runs. He
scored eight runs and drove in six, bat-
ting .560 for the week.
Martinez pitched in all six Baltimore
games last week, finishing each of
them. He was credited with one victory
and two saves, pitching nine shutout in-
nings and facing the minimum 27 bat-
ters. He struck out 13 and walked one.
Heritage first to cross
Heritage, piloted by Don Wildman of
Chicago, became the first of 296 boats to
cross the finish line yesterday in the
75th Chicago-to-Mackinac Island yacht
race, officials said.
Following Heritage by about 17
minutes was Brassy, skippered by Mike
Keeler of Grand Rapids, race
spokesman John Rabe said. Ted
Donaldson's Six Belles, out of Chicago,
finished about 26 minutes behind the
THE YACHTS' official corrected
times in the 333-mile Lake Michigan
race were not immediately available.
The overall winner of the race will not
be known until all yachts have com-
pleted the race and officials have com-
puted the corrected times that compen-
sate for a boat's size and other factors.
Spinnaker up, Heritage reached the
scenic island between Michigan's two
peninsulas about 4:30 p.m. EDT under
overcast skies, Rabe said.

With only about 50 miles left in the
race, Brassy and Heritage were run-
ning neck-and-neck with' another six
yachts close behind, race spokeswoman
Kay Baxter said.
Saucier optioned
DETROIT (AP) - Kevin Saucier, the
25-year-old Detroit Tigers reliever.
known for his excited manner on the
mound, was optioned to the American
League team's Evansville farm team,
club officials announced yesterday.

1-1 record, four saves and a 2.08 ERA in
nine games for the Evansville Triplets.
James is expected to join the Tigers in
New York today, Ewald added.
The Montreal Expos sold the 23-year-
old James, their No. 1 draft choice in
1976, to Evansville earlier this year,
Ewald said.
Saucier, who delighted Tigers fans by
slapping his thigh with his glove hand
and enthusiastically congratulating
teammates after each victory, had a 4-2
record, 13 saves and a 1.65 ERA in 49
innings during last year's strike-
shortened season.
Tennis star seeks as'.lnm
tennis star Hu Na, who disappeared
during Federation Cup play last week,
formally applied yesterday for political
asylum in the United States.
San Francisco Attorney Edward C.
Y. Lau said in a prepared statement
that he filed the official papers with the
U.S. Immigration and Naturalization
"MS. HU HAS retained counsel to
represent her in this asylum ap-
plication because she does not speak
English and does not fully understand
the American legal system," he said.
Lau said Hu, was disappeared July
20, "has been safe and comfortable sin-
ce she left the hotel. She is in seclusion
and is unavailable for public comment
at her own request made to me per-
sonally. She has told me that she wants
the situation to remain that way until
the government has decided whether to
grant her asylum application.
INS District Director David Ilchert,
who will be making the decision about
whether to grant Hu's asylum, said one
of his officers interviewed the tennis
star yesterday about "why she thinks
she's eligible for asylum status.
"She has the burden of establishing
that she has been persecuted or has a
well-founded fear of persecution if she
returns based on race, religion,
nationiality,political opinion or member-
ship ina particular social group. One of
those is enough, but you make a better
case if you can prove several," said
Ilchert, who refused to comment on the
quality of Hu's case.

. . . down to the minors
"Saucier was sent down to work to.
overcome control problems," Tigers
spokesman Dan Ewald said.
EWALD SAID the left-hander had
walked 18 batters in his last 20 innings.
the spokesman said he was not sure
when Saucier would report to the
Triple-A team in the American
Saucier was 3-1 this season with five
saves and had issued 29 walks in 40 1-3
Reliever Bob James was recalled
from Evansville to replace Saucier on
the roster. James, a right-hander, had a



AP Photo
Hu Na, a Chinese tennis player, is shown here playing in the Claremon Tornis Club Pro-Am tournament. Hu Na
vanished last week and is reportedly seeking political asylum in the United Stat". She hay been missing since July 20.

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