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Loyd Brumfield
Sports Editor
Doug Hall
Asst. Sports Ed.
Anthony Wilson
Sports Writer
Tammy Hedgpeth
Sports Writer
Texas at Houston
Horns by 8
Horns by 6
Horns by 10
Horns by 7
Homs by 17
Cougars by 3
Baylor at Arkansas
Hogs by 4
Hogs by 16
Hogs by 7
Hogs by 14
Hogs by 5
Hogs by 10
TCU at Texas Tech
Raiders by 1
Raiders by 1
Frogs by 3
Frogs by 10
Frogs by 3
Frogs by 1
Clemson at North Carolina
Tigers by 6
Tigers by 2
Tigers by 7
Tigers by 6
Tigers by 6
Tigers by 2
Oklahoma State at Oklahoma
Sooners by 24
Sooners by 20
Sooners by 17
Sooners by 21
Sooners by 19
Sooners by 21
Boston College at Notre Dame
Irish by 17
Irish by 10
Irish by 9
Irish by 8
Irish by 10
Irish by 12
Washington at Arizona
Huskies by 7
Huskies by 1
Huskies by 1
Wildcats by 1
Huskies by 4
Huskies by 2
Alabama at LSU
Tide by 3
Tigers by 10
Tigers by 6
Tigers by 1
Tigers 2
Tigers by 6
Florida State at Auburn
Semi notes by 7
Tigers by 3
Semlnoles by 1
Tigers by 2
Tigers by 5
Semlnoles by 2
Georgia at Florida
Gators by 6
Gators by 3
Bulldogs by 3
Gators by 6
Gators by 15
Gators by 3
Houston Oilers at San Francisco
49ers by 3
49ers by 6
49ers by 3
49ers by 3
49ers by 8
Dallas Cowboys at Detroit
Cowboys by 9
Cowboys by 10
Cowboys by 7
Cowboys by 3
Cowboys by 7
Cowboys by 3
Last Week's Record
Overall Record
74-31-3 (.704)
72-33-3 (.686)
71-34-3 (.682)
71-34-3 (.696)
71-34-3 (.676)
68-37-3 (.648)
AP choses Dawson
for Player of the Year
CHICAGO (AP) — Andre Daw
son was the best player in major
league baseball this year, in the opin
ion of sports writers and broadcast
ers who were asked to decide the
Dawson, who skyrocketed to the
top of the batting charts after sign
ing with the Chicago Cubs last
spring, was named the Associated
Press Player of the Year Thursday.
“I never expected a season like
this. It’s the kind of year you can
only dream about,” he said. s
“It all boils down to getting off to
a good start, getting your momen
tum, your adrenalin going.
“I believe that the manager or the
general manager has to motivate you
— that’s something I’ve learned
through experience.
“I had a job to do and I ap
proached it that way,” he added.
With Dawson tearing up opposing
pitchers and former Cy Young
award winner Rick Sutcliffe off to a
fast start, the Cubs were early con
tenders for the National League East
But the club began June with a
swoon, then headed permanently
south. By September, Manager
Gene Michael resigned in disgust
and General Manager Dallas Green,
who would resign a month later, was
pointing fingers at the team and call
ing his players “quitters.”
The Cubs again finished at the ;
bottom of the NL East with a 76-85 -
mark. But in the midst of the chaos,
Dawson stood out.
He finished the
season batting
.287 with a major-league high 137
RBI. Only Oakland’s Mark McGwire
matched his home run total of 49.
This was the first time the AP has
awarded Player of the Year honors?
Dawson receieved 80 votes from a
nationwide poll of writers and
broadcasters prior to postseason
play to beat Toronto outfielder
George Bell, who received 42 votes
after hitting 47 homers and driving
in 134 runs.
Questions remaining
for Rockets in opener
Mavs look strong again
under new coach McLeod
Robinson to sign contract
with Spurs today, reps say
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DALLAS (AP) — The defending
NBA Midwest Dallas Mavericks
open their season with a new coach
Friday night against the Utah Jazz at
Reunion Arena.
John MacLeod replaced Dick
Motta, who resigned in a huff after
Dallas failed in the first round of the
playoffs against Seattle.
Motta had been the Mavericks’
only head coach since they obtained
an expansion franchise.
MacLeod, who was fired after
nearly 14 seasons with the Phoenix
Suns, isn’t shooting for a 55-win sea
son like the Mavericks posted last
“I just want us to play better when
the playoffs roll around,” he said.
“That’s our goal.”
MacLeod, 50, was 579-543 with
Phoenix and directed the Suns to
nine playoff berths. His 1975-76
team lost to Boston in the NBA fi
“Dick built a great winning tradi
tion and I hope to carry on that tra
dition and hopefully get the Maver
icks up to the next level,” MacLeod
Although MacLeod said “it makes
no sense to make dramatic changes,”
he is hoping Dallas can run more a la
the Los Angeles Lakers.
“This team averaged 1 17 points
per game but I think we can run a
little more,” MacLeod said. “I think
you’ll see us look for the easy basket
in transition first.”
Mark Aguirre, All-Star guard Ro
lando Blackman, speedy playmaking
guard Derek Harper, forward Sam
Perkins, and center James Don
aldson give Dallas an impressive
starting club.
mer Navy center David Robinson,
who has kept mum his NBA plans
for six months, will sign with the
San Antonio Spurs Friday, team
officials said.
Robinson, the Spurs’ No. 1
draft choice, still has a two-year
commitment in the Navy, but of
ficials said Thursday his addition
to the team will help the San An
tonio team’s future.
Spurs Chairman Angelo Dros-
sos said Robinson’s signing is
scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday
in the Convention Center Arena.
He said he had been talking with
Robinson and his agent the past
10 days.
“It’s all just falling into place,”
Drossos said.
Coach Bob Weiss said he spoke
with Robinson in September
when the 7-1 prospect and his
family received a red-carpet tour
of the city. Robinson, the Asso
ciated Press College Player of the
Year last season, had not com
mitted to the NBA team, but
Weiss thought Robinson could be
“Some people could have come
here and it didn’t matter what
you did you couldn’t sign them.”
The first news of Robinson
agreeing to sign with the Spurs
came from the San Antonio Ex
press-News, which quoted Robin
son’s best friend and former
Navy roommate, Carl Liebert.
“David called me tonight and
told me he will be wearing the
black and silver of the Spurs,”
Liebert told the newspaper
HOUSTON (AP)-—The Houston
Rockets won’t be at full strength Fri
day night when they open the Na
tional Basketball Association season
against the San Antonio Spurs in
The Summit.
Guard Robert Reid is on the in
jury list, rehabiliating a damaged
knee, and backup forward Jim Pe
tersen is recovering from foot sur
Starting forward Rodney McCray
signed to a 6-year, $5 million con
tract on Wednesday but won’t be in
playing shape for the 7:30 p.m. tip-
The Rockets made a move Thurs
day to bolster their forward position
by obtaining Purvis Short from the
Golden State Warriors for reserve
center Dave Feitl and a first round
draft pick.
Short, starting his 10th NBA sea
son, played in only 34 games for the
Warriors last season, averaging 18.3
points per game.
Short, 6-7, 220, had a knee injury
last season.
McCray went through a similar-
holdout in 1984, his rookie season,'
but Coach Bill Fitch says McCray will
be much better prepared to step iir
and play quickly.
Fitch gave McCray a playbook to
study during his holdout.
“When Rodney came in late as a;
rookie, he was a fat kid who didn’t
even know where the game was be2
ing played,” Fitch said.
“This time, he’s physically sound;
and has so much more knowledge. -
“He’d be better off with a training-
camp under his belt, but of all ouC
players, he’s the one with the best;
chance of overcoming somethin
like that.”
With Ralph Sampson and McCr;
signed through 1993 and Akee
Olajuwon signed through 1998, th
Rockets nucleus is intact but they stii!
are plagued at guard where they
have been difficient since three play
ers were dismissed in drug incidents.
Olajuwon was the heart of the
Rockets drive to the playoffs last sea
son, averaging 23 points and 11.4 re
bounds per game.
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