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680406 Repub Turbines AP - Court Nixes Turbine Plea Republic Photo by Ed...
Court Nixes Turbine Plea Republic Photo by Ed Ryan baserunner Carey Hubert came from thirdbaseman Bob Corley. Grand pickoff play. Throw Canyon beat the Axers, 2-0. Day Winners Red'Intent ($8.20) in the second race. THE FOLLOWED Hartford ($8.20) in the third, Lorie's Kid ($8.40) in the fifth, Spike Boy (9.80) in the sixth and Beau Nixon ($7.40) in the ninth. Anderson also finished third on Rol- lys Dolly in the seventh, and second aboard Howe's Joe in the tenth. His only out-of-the-money mount was Tuff Cookie, a 12-1 shot in the fourth. Jeff's hot riding took the play away from John C. Benge's Little Blue Boy, bet down to 2 to 1 favoritism in the six-furlong feature despite the fact he hadn't been postward since last September. THE THREE-YEAR-OLD sprinter demonstrated to satisfaction of all he was in fine fette, racing close up all the way to the stretch and then out- speeding Fasteddy in the final sixteenth to beat that rival by half a length. Piloted by veteran Bob Yeager, Little Blue Boy steamed the six panels in 1:09 2/5 and paid $6, 3.40 and 2.60 across the board. Fasteddy,' who wrested the lead from early pacesetter Cadet Nalur Gary Gregor Signs Contract With Phoenix By DAVE HICKS "I had no idea I would be the first- round choice of anybody, even in the American Basketball Association." But pillar-solid Gary Wayne (Woody) Gregor was a No. 1 selection—in the National Basketball Association's college draft—and signed with Phoenix' expansion club. SIGNING OF THE 6-6, 230-pound South Carolina U. standout was announced by Phoenix administrative manager Jerry Colangelo during a press conference yesterday. Described by Colangelo as a potentially excellent cornerman in the NBA, Gregor signed a two-year contract for an undisclosed amount said to be "substantial." "I'm well satisfied with the contract," said Gregor, who flew here yesterday with his wife, Judy. GREGOR LED THE Atlantic Coast Conference in rebounding as a junior, establishing a school record of 35 rebounds in a game. USAC Needn't Restore Rules INDIANAPOLIS, Incl. (AP)-Federal Judge William E. Sleekier rejected a plea of iStudebaker's STP Division to order the U.S. Auto Club to restore its 1967 rules on turbine cars yesterday. He also refused to issue an order restoring USAC membership to STP -and president Andy Granatelli—but he strongly recommended that they get together and resume racing relationships. JUDGE STECKLER held that USAC was justified in holding up the Granatelli membership while investigating charges of false certification of STP Additive's use on cars and of an illegal addition of fuel tanks to the STP turbo-car after it was qualified for the 1967 Indianapolis 500-mile race. Granatelli's car, with Parnelli Jones at the wheel, dominated the 500 until a bearing failed with less than 10 miles to go. USAC then reduced the maximum effective air intake (annulus) permitted for a turbine engine to 15.999 square inches. The STP Pratt & Whitney engine had 23.9 square inches. Judge Steckler made only an informal ruling and said he would make detailed findings of law later. HE NOTED THAT there was urgency in the matter. The final date for entering the -1968 Indianapolis 500 is midnight April 15. Granatelli has the remodeled turbine used by Jones and five new Lotus turbines ready to enter, provided the engines meet specifications and he gels his USAC membership back. The judge said it wasn't clear from the evidence whether the new cars have engines that meet 1968 rules. He also ruled that USAC, "like the Professional Golf Association," is subject to anti-trust laws, but he held that USAC is not violating any of them at this time. He said he might be reversed on finding the club subject to the Sherman Act. GRANATELLI'S LAWYERS said they would review the findings before deciding whether to appeal. Judge Steckler said "no court has a right to step in and dictate to a sophisticated group in a sport attended by great hazards . . . it's not a sport for novices to tamper with and I consider this court a novice." He said there was nothing malicious about USAC's action last summer in working out a new equalizing formula for comparing turbine engines with piston engines. "The quickest way to bring about demise of the sport," he said, "would be to allow one car of such superior quality or having such superior capability as to eliminate competition entirely. . .it would be like letting one basketball team have an oversize basket and forcing its opponent to use a standard basket." THE ARIZONA. RFJ-UBIJC Saturday, April 6, 1968 S Page 57 | DiMaggio I Made Coach ? • i 1 BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Joe i | DiMaggio, citing a bunch of eager ^ § kids, added full-time coaching du| lies yesterday to his job as vice | president' of the Oakland Athletics. 1 "I have become attached to these 1 kids. I have never been around a j group so eager to learn," said Di : 1 Maggio, who has spent the past five | weeks helping the A's with their I hitting. IP I The 53-year-old Hall of Famer jp previously had gone to spring train- g ing as a batting instructor with the § New York Yankees, but until this § year he hadn't done anything more § than that since retiring as a player 1 17 years ago. § But when the Athletics moved I from Kansas City to Oakland—Di| Maggio lives in San Francisco— I owner Charles 0. Finley asked him I if he would be a vice president. I "The players and I and the other | coaches are very happy about this, | and I know that Joe is, too," said I manager Bob Kennedy, adding that | DiMaggio will sit with him on the | bench and not be on the coaching I lines. | DiMaggio said he sees no con- I flict between his front office duties | and his job on the field. £* | "Bob Kennedy is my boss," he 1 said. "Whatever he wants me to be, '% I'll be." I

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  1. Arizona Republic,
  2. 06 Apr 1968, Sat,
  3. Page 83

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