Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on December 18, 1968 · Page 15
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Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois · Page 15

Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Wednesday, December 18, 1968
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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18. 1968 i 'HE TEn-NEWS - tylT VERNON. ILLINOIS No. 1 Offense Dallas Has Top Rush Defensive NEW YORK (AP) - The Cleveland Browns might be anx- ous to tackle Dallas Saturday, out they're probably in no rush to bump heads with the Cowboys' Doomsday Defense. Dallas, which meets Cleveland for the National Football crown, was the circuit's No. 4 defensive club during the regular season . . . and the toughest of all to run against. The Cowboys yielded an average of 85.3 rushing yards per start in 14 games. And they were scored upon just two times on the ground all season . . . once more than the all-time record set by the 1927 New York Giants in a 13 game schedule. The Doomsday gang, led by towering Bob Lilly and George Andrie, also nailed opposing passers moi-e times, 51, «than any other club. The Baltimore Colts, who take on Minnesota for the Western Conference title Sunday, were second in total defense to Los Angeles and tops in the league in keeping opponents off the scoreboard. Baltimore allowed 144 points, matching Chicago's 14 - game mark set five years ago. The Colts gave up 16 touchdowns, nine of them by passing, to lead in both departments. Offensively, the Cowboys' 365.5 yards-per-game average led the league, with Cleveland's 349.2 per-game clip second best. Dallas set the pace with 431 points scoreci — fourth highest total in NFL history. Former heavyweight champion Muhammad AH says he'll return to ring "when Nixon lets me." He is currently appealing five-year prison term for refusing to serve in armed forces—which prompted boxing authorities to strip him of title. He was ringside spectator at racent Joe Frazier-Oscar Bonavena fight in Philadelphia. Ground Frozen At Eastern Playoff Site CLEVELAND (AP) — There's a lot of hot air blowing around Municipal Stadium. Hopefully, most of it will stay under the tarpaulin and pit the field in playing condition for the National Football League's Eastern Conference playoff Saturday between Cleveland and Dallas. Stadium groundskeeper Marshall Bossard says the field i frozen two or three inches deep and he plans to leave special heater on full blast 24 hours a day until U a.m. Saturday. Oaks Dump .Kentucky Pipers Edge Indiana On Foul Play By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Minnesota's foul play left the Indiana Pacers for dead Monday night. The Pipers secured a 111-109 Amercian Basketball Association victory when Steve Vacen- dak fouled Indiana's Freddie Lewis. as the Pacers tried to take the ball out of bounds at midcourt with six seconds to play. Since the bonus rule wasn't in effect and the Pacex-s trailed by two points, Lewis purposely blew his one free throw. But his shot failed to reach the rim and Minnesota got the ball. In the only other ABA action, Oakland overcame Kentucky 118-111. 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Vernon, III. 244-0181 Basebal Players Association Per ion Proposal Falls ShortOf Anticipation In the NBA, Los Angeles I edged Cincinnati 112-108, Philadelphia trounced Phoenix 145' 128. New York drubbed San j Francisco 114-99 and Atlanta! won from Chicago 87-83. Minnesota's Tom Washington and Indiana's Roger Brown led the scorers in their game with 25 points apiece. The Pipers played without Connie Hawkins, out with an arm injury, and flu- ridden Chico Vaugh. Indiana's Mel Daniels also missed the game with the flu. Rick Barry stretched his free throw streak to 27 by going 13- for-13 from the foul line in Oak! land's triumph over Kentucky. ; The Oaks' sharpshooter wound 1 up with a game-high 31 points ! and Warren Armstrong added J 22 as Oakland won its fourth in I a row. I The Colonels forged to a 28-21 load in the first period but the Oaks assumed a 62-58 halftime edge and maintained the advantage after the intermission. Fty HAL BOCK ' Associated Press Sports Writer i NEW YORK (AP) - Base! ball's long, cold winter is heating up and things promise to get even hotter when players start opening their holiday mail and read a little note Marvin Miller has sent them. Miller, executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association, included the note with his recommendations for turning down a million dollar pension proposal offered by baseball's owners. The words Miller uses to describe the offer run the gamut from "inadequate," to "outrageous," to "fraudulent." The million dollar offer would increase the owners' contribution to the pension plan to $5.1 million annually. The plan was presented by the Players Relations Committee which includes Joe Cronin, president of the American League and Warren Giles, president of die National League. Miller said he had met with the committee and that the offer fell far short of what the players feel is justified. "This,is their j first proposal," said Miller, "and it is inadequate and outrageous. Near the end of the meeting they gave us a press release. The written statement is as fraudulent as anything I have seen." What angered Miller was the owners' contention that the million dollar offer would substantially increase the pension pool. "It pretends." Miller said, referring to the owners' press release; "that they have made an offer which will permit a substantial increase in the pension benefits for the players. The offer actually will permit no Increase in benefits to the players whatsoever. "Major league expansion plus the owners insisting on paying off the unfunded liability of the pension plan at a faster rate than ever before would reach the $5.1 million total they propose." 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