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May 15, 1997

Pecos hosts Class 2A playoff

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Pecos High School will host a Class 2A bi-district baseball playoff
between the Tornillo Coyotes and the Shallowater Mustangs on Friday at 6
p.m. at Eagle Field.

Shallowater won the District 5-2A championship and has an 18-2 record.
Tornillo was runner-up to Van Horn in District 6-2A, losing a
best-of-five series with the Eagles, 3-2, as the only two members of the
district with baseball teams.

The only remaining District 4-4A team in the playoffs, Andrews, will
also be in action on Friday, when they take on District 2-4A champion
Plainview at Snyder in a one-game playoff at 7:30 p.m. in Snyder.

Sports In Brief

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Oilers reach agreement on playing in Memphis

By The Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Houston Oilers and the Memphis and Shelby County
Sports Authority signed a letter of agreement Wednesday to bring the
team here for the next two seasons.

Under the deal, the Tennessee Oilers - which they will be called for at
least this year - will make Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium their
temporary home during the 1997 and 1998 seasons.

The Oilers would then settle into a 67,000-seat stadium being built in
Nashville and paid for by a mixture of state bonds and funds from sales
of personal seat licenses.


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INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana University's basketball players are publicly
defending their controversial coach following the May 12 Sports
Illustrated article entitled ``Has Bob Knight lost it?''.

The team's letter to the national sports magazine stated:

``Your article implies that those of us from Indiana, Illinois and Ohio
should have avoided coming to Indiana. ... Those of us who are from
outside of this area knew the tradition of Indiana basketball, and
that's what attracted us to the program.

``There is not one of us who regrets the decision we made in coming to


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CINCINNATI - Cincinnati shortstop Barry Larkin got another cortisone
shot in his aching left heel but insisted he was not coming out of the
Reds' lineup.

Larkin struggling with just a .248 average because of inflammation in
the Achilles' tendon and a bursa sac in the heel. He had a cortisone
shot during spring training, but the pain returned soon into the season.


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DALLAS - A freshman basketball and football coach at Roosevelt High
School has been accused of offering several thousand dollars to silence
a 16-year-old girl who told police that Roosevelt's former head
basketball coach fondled her and photographed her nude.

A police spokesman had declined Wednesday to discuss specifics against
Willie Bell Sublet Jr., 37, beyond saying he was accused of tampering
with a witness.

But The Dallas Morning News reported today that Sublet came under
investigation three weeks ago when police were told that Sublet offered
the girl ``a considerable sum of money'' to stop cooperating with

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