The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, July 30, 1986, Image 6

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Ag Bldg for mora Information THEATRE GUIDE rt.lt Inlotnaftoir 846 6 714 USFL-NFL trial $3 damage settlement may cause end of USFL NEW YORK (AP) — Th< Na tional Football League was ordered to pay just $3 in token damages after being found nominally liable Tues day for one antitrust violation against the rival United States Foot ball league Although the USFL said it would appeal, the decision threatened to doom the league, which had sought $ 1.69 billion in its struggle to stay in business. “It's going to be very tough," said USFL Commissioner Harry Usher. **11'$ like a death in the family.** He said the four-year-old league's eight remaining owners, who aoan- doned their spring-summer format after the 1985 season, would meet Aug. 6 m New York to decide whether to compete as planned against this NFL this fall. Other USFL officials had said ear her that they needed at least $500 million in damages to survive one more season “We’re lost now We’re dead.” said Rudi Schiffer, vice president of mar keting and public relations for the USFL Memphis Showboats The U.S. District Court jury of five women and one man. which de liberated for 51 hours over four days after an emotional 11 -week trial, said the NFL used its monopoly power to damage the USFL and to gain control of the pro football mar ket but that the USFL had damaged itself. It awarded actual damages of only $1, trebled to $5 in an antitrust case USFL general counsel Jana Elli son said Judge Peter K Leisure would be asked to increase the dam Walker undecided on pro career moves DALLAS (AP) — New Jersey (Generals running hack Herschel Walker savs he might go into real estate if the United Mates Foot ball League folds because of Tuesdav's USFL-NFL trial deci- sion. The Dallas Cowboys, who drafted Walker in the fifth round in 1985. hope to run him in the same batkficld with Tony Dor- sett. “I enjov football, but 1 enjoy life, also.” Walker told The DmlUs Morning News from his parents' home in Georgia on Monday “I just want everyone to know it’s not 100 percent that I'm going to the (Cowboys if the USFL folds '* "Right now. I’d say it's 50-50,” he said "I'm not sure what I’m going to do." Walker, who won the Heisman Trophy while becoming the Uni versity of Georgia's all-time lead ing rusher with 5.259 yards in three seasons, said he would con sider working in real estate with Generals owner Donald Trump. Walker’s $6 million contract extension with the Generals would go into effect this season. Walker said he is not creating a money dispute for contract nego tiations with the Cowboys “I don’t need any more (money),” Walker said “I just have to decide if I want to con tinue playing. I like living in the New York-New Jersey area, which has something to do with ages because of confusion among the jurors in then deliberations, but NFL co-counsel Robert Fiske said the jud^e had no authority to do that. Leisure will hear post-trial mo tions Wednesday The NFL was cleared of eight other charges, incudmg the key ac cusation of monopoii/mg television. Donald Trump, owner of the USFL New Jersey Generals and leading proponent of head-to-head competition with the NFL, said the verdict was "great moral victory." “Now with the confusion and what seems to be a hung jury, we ex pect to win a total victory," Trump said in a statement read to reporters by his secretary. USFL attorney Harvey Myerson claimed that the jury was deadloc ked 5-5 on damages, with three of the ju rors favoring substantial damages. Miriam Sanchei. a schoolteacher who was the most adamant USFL ju ror, said she favored $200 million to $500 million for the younger league. But Sanchez said none of the oth ers favored an award that large and rather than risk a hung jury, the three jurors who favored any dam ages agreed to the $1 in hopes that Leisure might increase them. "The $1 was a compromise," she said. "Some compromise!” said NFL (Commissioner Pete Rozellc. “Justice is wonderful." crowed NFL lawyer Frank Rothman, who was sometimes criticized for his quiet demeanor in the face of the flam bovant tactics of his opponent Myer son. “One dollar. Iiust paid the buck," Rothman said “There was no case The jury was very, very astute. They saw through a case built on nothing but smoke, and not very good smoke at that. The $1 is an insuh td the USFL. It’s what the jury thought about the lawsuit " One of the jurors, Margaret Li- lienfeld. said the jury agreed that while the NFL was a monopoly, the USFL was primarily responsible for the estimated $150 million in losses it sustained during three years of spring plav. “It was very difficult," Lilienfidd said “We decided that there was a monopoly and that the NFL had tried to maintain it, but the USFL had damaged themselves." Landry recalls London of '44 LONDON (AP) — The last time Dallas Cowboys' head coach Tom Landry visited London was in 1944. Then he was a World War II bomber pilot, age 20, serving with the U.S. Army Air Corps. Based at Ipswich, 69 miles east of the British capital. Landry made fre- ? |uent trips into London. They were un trips, a chance to forget for a while the dangerous missions across the English Channel to France. Hol land and Belgium “I used to go into London a lot during those times." Landry recalled Tuesday “I came here in October 1944 and flew B- 17s until the end of the war. I remember Buckingham Palace and all around Piccadilly Cir cus even though London was all blacked out then." He added: “It's going to be nice to look around again and see how much 1 remember about it. I flew about 50 missions here before the war ended." Landrv is in London with his (kiwbovs for a preseason game against the Super Bowl champion (Chicago Bears at Wembley Staaium Sunday. The match, given the full hacking of the NFL and dubbed "American Bowl 86”v was sold out early May. Officials expect 80,000 fans from all over England, Scotland and Wales to travel to London for the game. Both teams arrived Monday with Landry and his Bears' counterpart, Mike Duka, promising that British fans would have a chance to see the likes of running backs Tony Dorset! and Walter Payton, and quar terbacks Jim McMahon and Danny White during Sunday’s game. But the one player all of Britain wants to meet and greet this week is Chicago's William “The Refrigera tor" Perry. On Tuesday, he was mobbed by reporters and photogra phers at training and then by scores of autograph hunters. Landrv also had a bunch of ad mirers from the media listening to his every word — and they wanted to know where his trilby had gone. "You’ll see it on me at game time," he said. The blue Cowboys baseball cap of Tuesday would be replaced by the most famous fedora in Ameri can football Sunday. “It all suited when I first began coaching," said Landry of his trilby “I suited wearing a hat and I’ve worn one ever since. I’m not super stitious, it’s just that I felt good wear ing a hat and I staved with it." The usually poker-faced l~andry was asked by one British reporter what made him laugh. “Winning most of the time," was his quickfire reply before he ex plained why he always seemed so im passive when the fans this side of the Atlantic see him on television "When I’m working on the side line I'm concentrating most of the tune. Concentrating is very impor tant, so I’m not watching the game the wav the fans do." Surprise finish upsets favored archers Cinema III Skaggs Center 846-6714 Aliens (R) 1:00 4:00 7KM) 9:55 Haunted Honeymoon (PG-1* 1:30 3:30 5:30 7:30 9:30 Out of Bounds (R) 1:45 3:45 5:45 7:45 9:45 Post Oak III Post Oak Mall 764-0616 Ferris Bueller (PG13) 1:00 3:10 5:20 7:40 9:50 Legal Eagles (PG) 12:30 2:45 5:05 7:30 9:55 About Last Night (R) 2:00 4:30*7:00 9:30 SCHULMAN TMA1 2.50 AbixmrdN 1. Any Show Before 3PM 2. Tuesday - AM Seats 3. Mon-Wed - Local Students With Curront ID s. DENOTES DOLBY STEREO PLAZA 3 as "KARATE ■ m ESi ai MANOR EAST 3 Tt SCHOOL *.«• rflj ESI SCHULMAN 6 773-8483 CUM PMUOttf > MS » ■ INK* IK smsm CHERRY MOOHsb-is +m*m "MAXMMNi OVElMMVEa Mi*a $ DOLLAR DAYS $ toftM-wo r*MtrM a KfOTt 10S prwtmj mtmmmm MgMwtinf a* OoMw D«y* o» $1 00 All ’T'OV'M anil tM aftown at So*w mar 9 T„»at •• Th,* »a«* »• IHOW rq !♦»< (. T. m !! •MIRMMUM liTTli CHHMw-u fTTI n "HMHHM6 fCAHEDt MZrM MSS. HOUSTON (AP ) — When Dar rell Pace and Rick McKinney. Amer ica's best archers, looked up at the scoreboard at the end of their event Tuesday, they saw something strange — neither of them had won the U.S. Olympic Festival gold medal. Val Rosas, a three-time All-Amer ica from Buena Park. Calif, scored the biggest victory of his career by upsetting Pace, of Hamilton. Ohio, and McKinney, of Gilbert, Ariz. Pace won the gold medal in the 1976 and ’84 Olympics and McKinney is a seven-time national champion and 1983 and '85 world champion Rosas, who entered the final four rounds in fourth place, shot a per fect 66 for six arrows to sun the 30- meter portion with 89 points. Rosas took third place after the 70-metet shooting and outshot the field in the final round, from 90 meters, for the title. Rosas had 324 points, four ahead of Pace and six in front of McKin ney. It was the first time since 1979 that Pace and McKinney were not I- 2 in the Festival In the women's competition, AlcM graduate Tricia Green moved from seventh place to second behind Debra Ox, of Howell, Mich., after the third of four rounds in th ar chery competition. Ox has 520 points to Green's 315. In women's basketball, the Smith team entered the gold medal round of the competition with an 87-77 vic tory over the East squad. A&M soph omore Donna Roper scored eight points and had two steals for the South. The South ‘A’ team, led by Jim Copeland, who won his second gold medal, captured the cycling team tri als Tuesday morning. Copeland won the 120-kilometer road race to win the first gold medal of the Festival. John Albert Faldo of (Charleston, W. Va., and Noelle Porter of San Clemente, Calif, the second seeds, won- the mixed doubles in tennis, beating the No. 1 seeds. John Bov- um of Spring and Trisha Laux of Roswell, Ga., 4-6. 6-3, 6-4. Bovtim was a winner in the men’s doubles, teaming with Barry Rich ards. also of Spring, for a 6-3, 3-6, 6- 4 win over Mike Bryan of Lafayette, La., and Mitch Michulka of Ricnard- son. In women’s doubles. Betsy Somer ville of Honolulu and Ginger Helge- son of Edina. Minn., scored a 6-3, 3- 6, 7-5 dec ision over Porter and Mary Beth Young of La Habra. Galif, for the gold medal In softball, the South men re mained unbeaten with their fifth straight victory, 7-1 over the North. Represented bv the Decatur (III.) Pride, the South will face the North (Pav ’n Pak of Bellevue. Wash.) again in the finals today. Aggie Notes . . .Two future Ag gies swam in competition Tuesday at the Woodlands. Paul Weber ol Sac ramento, Calif, finished sixth in the 200-meter individual medley with a time of two minutes. 12.16 seconds. Incoming freshman Susan Hab ermas of Guithersburg, Md.. fin ished eighth in the 800 freestyle with a 9:17.41. The battalion regrets failing to mention the placing of (Connie Schil ler of the A AM Skeet and T rap Club in Tuesday's edition. Schiller finished seventh with 182 out of a 200 points in Sunday 's inter national skeet competition Ryan’s hope: Elbow perseveres season HOUSTON (AP) — Just about the time Nolan Ryan began pitching like the Nolan Ryan of old. the Houston Astros had to start worry ing about an old Nolan Ryan. Ryan, 39, the all-time major league leader with 4,209 strikeouts, has been mowing down hitters with regularity since June 24. when he came off the 21-day disabled list af ter suffering from a sore elbow The elbow, however, is acting up again and the 19-year veteran may miss his next pitching turn. Before he was sidelined early in the vear, Rvan was 3-6 with a 5.21 earned run average and 59 strike outs — hardly impressive statistics. Since he returned, he’s 4-1 with a 2.16 ERA and 67 strikeouts, helping the Astros build a S'Vgame Wad over San Francisco in the tight Na tional League West race. “It’s always been painful.” Ryan savs of his ailing million-dollar arm. “It’s never OK. In the early part of the season, I was ineffective because I couldn’t throw. When 1 took some time off, it got a little better.” Ryan fanned 10 Philadelphia Phil lies in five innings Sunday before leaving the game. That came on the heels of a 14-strikeout performance against Montreal a week ago, giving him 24 K’s in his last MVS innings. The 14 strikeouts was the high in the National League this year for any pitcher. For Ryan, it matched his career NL best, eaualling the 14 he whiffed in 1968 when he was pitch ing for the New York Mets “I can’t ever remember his stuff being better — ever," catcher Alan Ashby says of his recent perfor mances. “When he’s on like that, I • just sit back there and let him throw the ball through me." Rvan technicailv is suffering from a sprained medial collateral ligament in nis elbow. The cure is time off. In can’t pitch like that,” he savs. the heat of a pennant race, however, that solution is Rot what the Astros want to hear, t “If we could get him some time off, it would definitely get better.” savs Houston trainer Dave Labos- siere. “He needs time for it to get well, and we don’t have any to give him right now. It’s a sprain and it’s been bothering him most of the sea son " “Nolan’s arm is tender,” Manager Hal Lanier says. “Hopefullv. that’s all it is. I hope he wont have to miss a turn. The problem early in the vear was that his arm problem affected his de livery. according to Ryan. “It was like when you have a sore You don't want to limp and you try not to limp, but you still limp. I was taking something Off the ball and messing with mv technique You ‘ like i Major League Baseball AMCfflCAM LiAOUi tai* LNVtSKX' NAflONAl LiAOUf loWPMstor W l Pet OB W l PW OB Boston 59 40 596 — New York 66 31 680 _ BoHvnoro 56 45 560 A Montreal 49 47 510 16b New York 56 45 554 4 Ptxtodetpnro 49 49 500 17b Cievetond 52 46 531 6b St Loue 45 53 459 21b Detroit 53 47 530 6b Chicago 43 54 443 23 Toronto 54 48 529 6b Pitl*>urgh 40 56 417 26b lAiwouNee 48 50 490 11b ORf Dtvi»ior CaStorrao 53 45 541 — Houston 56 45 554 Pa ■ 51 50 506 3b San Franceco 52 47 526 3 Kansas Oty 46 56 456 8b Son Dwgo 48 51 485 7 Che ago 43 56 434 10b Cincinnati 47 SO 485 7 Seattle 44 58 431 11 Lot Angeles 47 52 475 8 Mlnnesoto 43 57 430 n Atlonto 46 53 466 9 Oakland 43 58 426 bb Tu—day’s 0 om— Twos 6 Bommof# & 12 innings Ddftort 6 Cldvaland & tl nmngi Chicago* Boston 1 ToronSo & Kansas Crty 2 MmoMofto* Seattle 2 MSwouh— 6. New Voik 4 CaKSotma at OaMond (n) Tuesdays Pomes Aflonia 1. Houston 0 New voifc & Chicago a Isr game Chcogo 2 New voifc 12nd game Pheodeiphio 12 9» loue 7 Prtftbugh at MonSreat ppd. tom CmcmnaS at San Diego, (n) Son Pfonceco ot Los Angeles, (n) Majors discount ‘cheaters never prosper 3 belief Editor’s note: This is the first of a two- part senes on the tricks used to gain an ad vantage in major league baseball ARLINGTON (AP) — Just above the centerfield fence, just below the bleachers, almost invisible without close inspection, there used to be a television camera at Ar lington Stadium When the Texas Rangers were home, the camera would focus on whomever hap pened to be catching for whatever team lexas was playing. There was only one viewer for this private, closed-circuit show ing. a plaver sitting in manager Billy Mar tin’s office When he had deciphered the catcher's signs, he would communicate to the dugout via walkie talkie. That allowed time for the batter to be alerted as to what pitch was coming. If someone hollered from the dugout, for example. “Look for your pitch.” it might mean fastball “Take a good swing" could mean a breaking pitch was coming That sort of gamemanship ended at Ar lington Stadium after Martin was fired, more than a decade ago “But." says current Rangers Manager Bobby Valentine, “not a game goes by where teams don't try to get a competitive edge Call it tricks of the trade. Call it cheating Where do you draw the line? The general attitude toward stretching the rules, or at least bending them to vour advantage, seems to be that anything goes if you are cunning enough not to get caught The vast majority of the time, trying to get an edge is more mundane than electro nic surveillance It is a first baseman coming off the bag just a little early on a close play It is a shortstop dancing over second base before he gets the ball on a double plav It is a second baseman pretending to be waiting for a throw, hoping to trick an un wary runner into sliding, or at least slowing down. It is a runner tagging up and leaving just a little early on a flyoaR Crantland Rice once wrote that it's not winning and losing that counts, it’s how you plav the same In the biK leagues, it’s winning and losing that counts t hat's why there are pitchers around who will look for an edge when they need just a little something extra on a pitch. They will push off mavbe six inches in front of thejxtehing rubber. “Watch Phil Niekro.” one American League official said of the Cleveland Indi ans knuc kleballer. “Sometimes, with two strikes, he'll move up a few inches and throw the ball. And he’s never been caught.” Pilchers, of course, have other ways of trying to get ahead of hitters A scuffed baselxtll can be made to sink or sail. Some pitchers, such as Don Sutton, are suspected of carrying small pieces of sandpaper in their glove to make their mark. Former Rangers lefthander Rick Honey cutt. then with Seattle, was suspended after a thumbtack was found banaaged to his thumb. One time, the umpires came to the mound to search for sandpaper while Sut ton was pitching. They didn't find any. They did find a note that Sutton had tucked into his glove. “Nice try. You’re get ting warmer," it read. doiuciinn* pitchers don't even have to do their dirty work. Infielders can scuff a ball while throwing it around after an out. A catcher can sharpen a buckle on his shin guards to nick the cover. A favorite trick of the late Elston Howard when catching for the New York Yankees was to pretend to lose his balance while squatting. He would put out his right hand, with the ball in it. to steady himself while grinding it into the dirt Gavlord Perry was best known for throw ing a spitbai! In Cleveland one night, though, ne smuggled a special resin bag to the mound. It had flour in it, and on several occasions Perry got a handfull of it. then re leased his pitch into a distracting puff of white powder, “First they say my pitches are too wet. Then they complain tnev’re too dry," he shrugged, innocently. And how did Perry load up his wet one? A former catcher of his once confided that after Perry released a pitch, he would draw his hand back across whatever pan of his anatomy was hiding his Vaseline that night While everybody was watching the hall, Perry was loading up.