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Thursday, July 13, 2000

All-Stars set for Angelo, Midland play

PECOS, July 13, 2000 -- The Pecos Little League All-Star teams now know who, where and when they'll be playing in the District 4 Tournament this weekend.

Meanwhile, the Pecos girls' all-star softball teams know where and kind of know when, but don't know whom they'll face in their area tournament starting on Friday.

The 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14 All-Star baseball teams went through the opening weekend of District 4 play undefeated, and all will be playing in San Angelo this weekend for the right to advance to the sub-section round of their state tournaments.

The 9-10 year olds will kick things off first, and could face the longest stretch on the road for any Pecos team. They'll face San Angelo Northern in the tournament finals, and under the new tournament format, will have to play at least twice and possibly three games in three days against the Northern All-Stars because both teams enter the game undefeated.

The first game will be at 8 p.m. Friday at San Angelo Lake View, with the second game at the same time on Saturday. A third game, if necessary would be played on Sunday. Manager Ray Palomino said under Little League rules, the 9-10 year olds can only play one game a day.

The 11-12 year olds are allowed to play two games in one day, though Pecos manager Vaughn Garnto is hoping his team can go home after their 5 p.m. game Saturday against Lake View at San Angelo Northern's field. Pecos went through their first three games unbeaten, while Lake View suffered a loss in their sub-district round, which will carry over to Saturday.

A deciding game, if needed, would follow the first game, at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

The Junior League will be playing an 11 a.m. game at Nathan Donsky Field in San Angelo against Lake View on Saturday, with the winner advancing to the title game at 2 p.m. Sunday, while the loser will face an elimination game at 5 p.m. Saturday afternoon. A deciding game on Sunday in the double-elimination tournament, if needed, would follow the 2 p.m. contest.

The Junior League and 11-12 Little League Tournament winners will advance to next weekend's sub-sectional round in Lubbock, while the 9-10 year old winners will be back in San Angelo for their sub-sectional.

The girls' softball teams in the 10-and-under, 12-and-under and 14-and-under divisions will go to Ulmer Park in Midland for their tournament this weekend. Coach Johnny Terrazas said the teams are scheduled to begin play on Friday and are guaranteed five games each, but the times and the opening round opponents won't be set until tomorrow.

This is the third year Pecos has competed in the Midland-Odessa area tournament. The 12-and-under and 14-and-under teams lost practice games to Fort Stockton earlier this week.

Vikes' game may portend San Antonio move

SAN ANTONIO, July 13, 2000 (AP) - The Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints will meet in preseason play at the Alamodome on Aug. 11, 2001, but it's more than just a game.

Wednesday's official announcement came amid questions about the future of the NFL in Minneapolis and San Antonio.

As Vikings owner and San Antonio businessman Red McCombs chatted amiably with a couple hundred business and civic leaders, the Alamodome loomed in the background. Scheduled to lose its primary tenant, the NBA's San Antonio Spurs, in two years, the city-owed Alamodome is pursuing an NFL team.

McCombs has spent most of his tenure denying he wants to relocate the Vikings.

Still, the Vikings-Saints game 13 months off will give San Antonio a chance to demonstrate its NFL viability and might give McCombs some leverage in his quest for a new stadium that would generate more revenue than the unloved Metrodome.

"I think I've made very clear in every way my commitment to Minnesota," McCombs said. "My role as the owner of the Vikings is to see them stay competitive in the NFL. That should be played out in Minnesota. It can not happen in the Metrodome. We keep repeating that. But I have every confidence that those issues will be resolved."

The Vikings thus far have received little sympathy from state legislators. Metrodome renovation proposals have gone nowhere.

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