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Page Four HOPK /AUK.) STAR Monday, August 12, 1974 Hope Star Sports Merry Mex shows stuff in PGA win By WILL GRIMSLEY APSpecial Correspondent CLEMMONS, N.C. (AP) The clown prince of bin lime golf is back, and everybody is hailing him as a king. "Do you feel like the old Trevino?" Lee Trevino was asked Sunday after he had beaten out Jack Nicklaus by a stroke in a cliff-hanging victory for the 56th PGA Golf Championship. "I don't know how the old Trevino felt," the bouncy, ebullient Mexican-American retorted. "Maybe I will have to ask rny wife." It was hot and humid and there was no icy drink waiting for the new American professional champion. "I will buy," Trevino said. "Can anybody cash a check." He reached in his dark trousers and pulled out the first prize check for $45,000. Everybody laughed. Almost everybody laughs at Ix?e Trevino. He is loose and uninhibited. He is quick with the quip. He has a rich homespun philosophy. He is to golf wha I Yogi Bcrra and Dizzy Dean have been to baseball and Muhammad Ali—without Ali's occasional venom and militancy—to boxing. He has enriched the game with both his skill and his Trevmoisms: "If you keep your mouth shut too long, you get bad breath." "I missed three fairways— the first and 15th." "Now tluit I got all this money, maybe I'll buy the Alamo and give it back to the Mexicans." "I corne from such a poor family, my sister was made in Japan." Since Trevino joined the tour in 1967, he has established himself as one of the giants of the game—twice U.S. Open and twice British Open victor, winner of 18 tour victories and banker of more than $1,270,000 in golf purses alone. His first PGA triumph solidified his position as one of the three best players of the current era along with Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player. He gave one of his most impressive and gutty performances in winning the 1974 PGA crown in a head-to-head duel with Nicklaus, who had to be content with the second purse of $25,700 after finishing one stroke back. Trevino has become a personal nemesis of the great Nicklaus, beating him in a playoff for the U.S. Open crown in 1971 and also beating him out for the British Open titles in 1971 and 1972. Nicklaus paid him the supreme tribute after Sunday's Baseball Scores Baseball At A Glance By The Associated Press American League National League jj ast East W L Pet. W L Pet. Louis lilaphia Ltsburgh )ntreal w York icago 60 58 57 55 48 46 56 57 58 58 63 66 .517 .504 .496 .487 .432 .411 GB — IVz 2V*. 3V4 9% 12 West s Angeles icinnati Ian La us ton n Fran n Diego 75 70 61 58 53 46 40 46 54 56 63 70 .652 .603 .530 .509 .457 .397 — 5% 14 16% 22% 29% Boston Cleveland Baltimore New York Detroit Milwaukee 63 58 57 56 54 53 51 54 57 57 61 62 .553 .518 .500 .496 .470 .461 GB 4 6 6% 9% 10% West Oakland Kan City Texas Chicago Minnesota California Saturd 67 60 60 58 57 45 lav's 49 53 57 56 60 71 Re; .578 .531 .513 .509 .487 .388 suits _ 5% 7% 8 10% 22 Sutton's better with bat than with throwing arm Los Cini Alls Hou San San Saturday's Games San Francisco at Chicago, ppd., rain Cincinnati 5, New York 3 Los Angeles 6, St. Louis 2 San Diego 8, Pittsburgh 4 Atlanta 11, Philadelphia 4 Montreal 2, Houston 1 Sunday's Games San Francisco 5-6, Chicago 34 Atlanta 6, Philadelphia 5 Pittsburgh 8, San Diego 1 Cincinnati 10, New York 4 Los Angeles 3, St. Louis 1 Montreal 5, Houston 2 Monday's Games San Francisco (Williams 1-3) ;at Philadelphia (Lonborg 12:11), N : Pittsburgh (Reuss 11-9) at ;Cincinnati (Kirby 7-6), N : Los Angeles (Messersmith 13:3) at New York (Parker 3-10), JN : San Diego (Greif 6-13) at St. £ Louis (Curtis 6-11), N ; Only games scheduled * Tuesday's Games ; Montreal at Atlanta, N ; San Francisco at Phila- fdelphia, N ;•' Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, N -. Los Angeles ai INBW York, N :.! San Diego at St. Louis, N ,;. Only games scheduled Chicago 5, Cleveland 1 Minnesota 5, Baltimore 1 Oakland 5, Boston 3 Kansas City 8, Milwaukee 5 Texas 5, Detroit 4 New York 2, California 1 Sunday's Results Cleveland 3, Chicago 2 Minnesota 5, Baltimore 4 Kansas City 5, Milwaukee 2 Boston 2, Oakland 1 New York 5, California 4 Texas 9, Detroit 0 Monday's Games Kansas City (Briles 3^) at Detroit (Lolich 12-14), N Milwaukee (Colborn 6-10) at Texas (Hargan 9-6), N Boston (Moret 6-4) at California (Ryan 14-12), N New York (Dobson 10-13) at Oakland (Hunter 16-9), N Only games scheduled Tuesday's Games Chicago at Baltimore, N Kansas City at Detroit, N Milwaukee at Texas, N Boston at California, N New York at Oakland, N Only games scheduled New York Yankee manager Bill Virdon is in his fifth season as a pilot. He started as a manager with Williamsport, Pa., in the Eastern League in 1966. By KEN RAPPOPORT AP Sports Writer Don Sutton has notched his 15th. His 15th hit, not victory. The Los Angeles Dodger right-hander has been having better luck hitting than pitching this season—and helped himself Sunday with two singles in a 3-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. "I'm not Dizzy Dean or Claude Osteen with my hitting," Sutton conceded, "but I believe that I can help myself win ballgames if I can do something else ^besides bunt. Any time you have nine guys in the lineup that can contribute, you should win." Sutton hasn't been winning, though, with any consistency. He suffered through a six-game losing streak earlier this year and Sunday's victory, a five-hitter, was only his 10th against eight losses. Last year, he had an 18-10 record and the year before, 19-9. His earned run average is an extravagant 3.68, above his lifetime mark of 3.01. He started a two-run rally with a third-inning single and capped the Dodgers' scoring with a base hit an inning later. In the other National League games, the Cincinnati Reds routed the New York Mets 10-4; the Pittsburgh Pirates stopped the San Diego Padres 8-1; the Montreal Expos beat the Houston Astros 5-2; the Atlanta Braves turned back the Philadelphia Phillies 6-5 and the San Francisco Giants took a doubleheader from the Chicago Cubs, 5-3 and &4. Reds 10, Mets 4 Johnny Bench drove in five runs with two doubles and his 24th home run of the season and George Foster drove in four runs, leading Cincinnati over New York. Pirates 8, Padres 1 Dock Ellis posted his fifth consecutive victory, Willie Stargell smashed a three-run homer and Manny Sanguillen drove in two runs in Pittsburgh's victory over San Diego. Ellis, 8-8, scattered eight hits and allowed the lone Padre run in the fourth inning. Expos 5, Astros 2 Jinr Northrup's two-run homer and Jose Morales' two- run double carried Montreal over Houston. Braves 6, Phillies 5 Dave Johnson's two-run single in the eighth inning lifted Atlanta over Philadelphia. Giants 5-6, Cubs 3-4 Gary Matthews' home run on Rick Reuschel's first pitch of the seventh inning carried San Francisco past Chicago in the first game of their doubleheader. Garry Maddox led off the ninth with his second home run of the game and Tito Fuentes later followed with a two-run single to lead San Francisco to victory in the second game. Starfish, also called sea stars, feed upon mollusks, especially oysters, clams and mussels and are occasionally removed as pests from oyster beds by means of large mops. A starfish is able to force open mollusk shells by sustained suction and then envelops the soft mollusk body with its stomach, which is extruded through its mouth, The World Almanac says. Starfish are able to regenerate missing parts. FOR THE FUN OF IT BY ROD LAVER & ROY EMERSON tlroyles cautious^ but tiopeful Hogs might pick cotton in 74 futile chase over the 7,050-yard, par-70 Tangle wood course. "This man is fantastic," Nicklaus said. "He hardly made a mistake out there. He hit almost every fairway and every green. I hate to lose but when a guy plays as well as Lee did, there is nothing one can do." Trevino fired a final 69—a score matched by Nicklaus—for a 72-hole score of 276, four-under-par. Nicklaus finished at 277, with the closest other pursuers a quartet two shots farther back at 279. They were the fantastic, 62-year-old Sam Snead, 69; Dave Hill, 69; Hubert Green, 70, and Bobby Cole of South Africa, 71. The final round Sunday evolved into a three-way battle among Trevino, Nicklaus and Cole, with Trevino never once losing the lead although young Cole, 26, pulled even five times. LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The Arkansas football program is moving faster than anticipated back toward the peak years, but hasn't gotten there yet, Coach Frank Broylessays. The 11-10-1 mark over the last two years was a departure from the stunning success earlier in the Broyles era, but with 43 letlermen returning and a promising freshman crop, fan excitement already is high. "Is it false hope or real hope? I think it's real hope," Broyles said. He said the players want to win and think they can. "Either they are exciting the fans or vice versa. Either way, it is encouraging." He emphasized, however, that key positions remain unsettled. The Razorbacks will try to solve those problems in fall drills, which begin Aug. 20. The Razorbacks return 10 of their 1973 defensive starters, losing only linebacker Danny Rhodes, an All-Southwest Conference performer. However, two returning linebackers — Hal McAfee of Little Rock and Billy Burns of North LiUle Rock — have knee problems. McAfee, a junior, underwent surgery after an injury during the spring. Burns has had chronic knee ailments. The running back positions also need strengthening and some offensive line problems must be solved, he said. Broyles said he and his coaches have discussed trying defensive end Dennis Winston of Marianna at linebacker. William Watkins of Hot Springs also may be tried at linebacker, Broyles said. Chuck McKinney of Clermont, Fla., may be shifted to end from defensive tackle if Winston makes the move to linebacker, Broyles said. If McKinney remains at tackle, he or Jon Rhiddlehoover of Abilene, Tex., will be paired with Brison Manor of Bridgeton, N.J. The linebacker question won't be settled "until we see what the freshmen can do," Broyles said. With Winston and Ivan Jordan of Fort Smith at defensive ends, Arkansas could have the best defensive ends in his memory, Broyles said. He said they may be the best two in the SWC. „ , Scott Bull of Jonesboro, Mark Miller of Augusta and Mike Kirkland of Pasadena, Tex., will battle for the starting quarterback spot. "No one can predict how it will turn out," Broyles said. He said he did not plan to redshirt Kirkland, a third-year junior, if he fails to beat out Bull and Miller, fourth-year juniors. "In our position, we need everybody, and all three of these youngsters have size and speed." Broyles said Harvey Hampton of Forrest City, a standout at noseguard as a freshman, will be moved to offensive guard. Chronic ankle problems hampered his work at nose- guard, but he can be a good blocker, Broyles said. Rhiddlehoover, All-SWC at tackle last year, may be moved to noseguard, Broyles said. However, several other candidates will be reviewed at nose- guard, including freshmen. Evert takes 3rd clay title By MIKE HARRIS AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Saying she isn't "tournament tough" after a month without serious play, Chris Evert proved herself wrong in Sunday's women's singles finals of the $130,000 U.S. Clay Court Tennis Championships. Miss Evert glowed with elation after an almost gaudy 6-0, 6-0 triumph over Gail Chan- freauof France. The startlingly easy victory gave the 19-year- old Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., lass her third consecutive U.S. Clay Court title. Meanwhile, Jimmy Connors, her 21-year-old future husband from Belleville, 111., moved into tonight's men's finals against 18-year-old Swedish star Bjorn Borg. Both Miss Evert and Connors were top^seeded and playing in their first tournament since thev turned in a storybook performance by claiming the Wimbledon singles titles last month. Earlier in the week, the fiery Connors said, "A lot of people say you're not a great player until you win at someplace like Wimbledon or Forest Hills. Well, now the pressure is totally off." But, after her blitz against Mrs. Chanfreau—the 1969 Clay Court titlist—Miss Evert said, "I was a little nervous coming on the court today. Nobody had pushed me this week and, after all, it is my first tournament since Wimbledon." Miss Evert, also looking ahead to a November wedding, hugged a bouquet of roses and pocketed a check for $6,000 after the match. Connors started slowly but came on strong to get past defending Clay Court champion Manuel Orantes of Spain 6-4, 63 in Sunday's semifinals. No. 3 seeded Borg had a tougher time with fifth-seeded Raul Ramirez of Mexico before moving past him 7-5, 6-7, 6-4, With Hampton in the sive guard slots would be R. Cj. Thielemann of Houston, Tex., Ron Fulcher of Benton and Greg Koch, also of Houton, Tex. Gerald Skinner of Malverii and I^e King of Joplin, Mo., return at offensive tackle, "but we need some more," Broyles said. He said Danny Crawford of Eudora, who has played defen* sive end and tight end, and Ailen Petray of Malvern, who has played center, would be moved to tackle. The Razorbacks look strong in the secondary. "If we can avoid injuries, I think we will have the best secondary we've had," Broyles said. Rollen Smith of Youngstown, Ohio, All-SWC last year, returns at right cornerback. Except for Smith, the members of the secondary will be trained to play more than one position so they can fill in for defensive secondary players sidelined by injury, he said. Broyles said a first concern on offense will be strength in the running back positions. Jerry Eckwood of Brinkley, a freshman who was the most widely recruited football player in Arkansas in years, suffered a back injury and doctors want him held out until the middle of the fall. Tommy Woods of Angle ton, Tex., who had been considered a top prospect, apparently has decided to skip college, but Broyles said he hopes Wnods will change his mind. Hall of Fame to induct Mantle and Ford today Harmon shows his ability in Twins'win What's :he secret ol hitting a good overhead smash? POM THE FUN OF IT BY ROD LAVER & ROY EMERSON How do you adjust your game to different surfaces? ;;ROD. As in all tennis shots there ,'Jare no secrets to hitting a good •Joverhand It's simply a matter of ,-;learning how to do it and then •^practicing it The reason mosl ' : club players don't have better ; overheads is that they don t spend » enough time practicing it £ROY. I cculju't agree more And r.the real key to the stroke is get:-ting under it early with the racket ^ head all the way back, as it you ::were getting set to serve With : your free arm you should be lol- "•"• lowing the arc ol the ball, as it you • were firing an anti-aircraft gun at a • jet. And you want to meet the ball : at about the same distance in front : of you as you would hit a serve ; BOD. And you don't have to kill the- ball. You want to be ag- • gressive on the overhead, but you don't want to overhit The timing is everything Timing and placement If you can place your overhead on either side of the court, the way Ken Rosewaii does, you don t have to hit it that hard and you won't make that many errors A good way to practice overheads is to have a friend bounce the ball and practice his lobs while The key to overhead shots is getting under it early and with the racket head all the way back >ou nit overheads and then reverse it ROY. Once you've played enough on different types of surfaces, you begin to realize on your own that you have to do things differently depending on how fast or slow the surface is. The best general rule to follow is this: the slower the surface, the more patient you have to be ROD. But this doesn't mean you never go to the net when you're playing on a surface like clay You have to be more selective, going to the net only when you've hit a very good approach shot that draws the opponent out of position. That's where clay differs from the harder asphalt surfaces It's more a matter of moving your opponent around than trying to beat him with sheer power HOY. And grass is a special problem. The ball not only comes in fast but it usually stays low and you've got to dig a lot of shots out ol the ground The big thing to remember on grass is to bend your knees. It helps, too. to shorten your backswing a little on grass But regardless of the surface, your basic strokes and your basic attitude toward the game stays By ALEX SACHARE AP Sports Writer "I still get a chill every time Harmon bats," said Minnesota's Jerry Terrell, describing his feelings for teammate Harmon Killebrew, honored in special ceremonies Sunday. A crowd of 27,303 turned out for Harmon Killebrew Day at Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington, and the 38-year-old slugger did more than his share to send the customers home satisfied. Killebrew singled home Bobby Darwin to give the Twins a 1-0 lead in the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles, then singled home Larry Hisle to tie the game at 3-3 in the fifth. Terrell followed with a two-run single to put Minnesota in front for good. "The adrenalin was really flowing," said Terrell, who grew up in southern Minnesota and watched Killebrew during his prime. "They should have a day for him every day because he's such a great guy ...." Killebrew, who ranks fifth on the all-time home run list with 556, choked back tears during the hour-long pregame ceremony. He turned over all proceeds from the event to charity. "It was really an enjoyable day for me and my family," said the reserved, soft-spoken Killebrew. "I was glad I was able to get a couple of hits ... you've got to be lucky." Elsewhere in the American League Sunday, Kansas City beat Milwaukee 5-2, Cleveland edged Chicago 3-2, Boston trimmed Oakland 2-1, New York nipped California 5-4 and Detroit blanked Texas 9-0. Royals 5, Brewers 2 Fran Healy's two-run double keyed a five-run first inning that carried the Royals past Milwaukee. Paul Splittorff, 1212, got the win with ninth inning relief from Lindy McDaniel and Doug Bird. Indians 3, White Sox 2 Charlie Spikes hit his 16th home run of the season for the Indians and scored twice, and Frank Duffy delivered what proved to be the winning run with a fifth-inning single to top Chicago Red Sox 2, A's 1 Veteran Juan Marichal blanked Oakland on three hits but left the game after eight innings when his shoulder stiffened. Diego Segui pitched the ninth and managed to hold on for the victory. The 35-year-old Marichal, who came off the disabled list Aug. 2, raised his record to 5-1. Yanks 5, Angels 4 A two-out error by California's Rudy Meoli opened the door to a two-run New York seventh inning that helped the Yankees beat the Angels. With the score tied 2-2, Meoli threw high to first base on Thurman Munson's ground ball, and the Yankees went on to score two runs on a walk to Jim Mason and singles by Sandy Alomar and Elliott Maddox. Rangers 9, Tigers 0 Jim Bibby posted his 16th victory against 14 defeats by stopping Detroit on four hits. He struck out four and walked three. NFL strike looks closer to reaching a settlement By FRANK BROWN AP Sports Writer COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — New York Yankees stars Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford, who roomed together during their playing days, were together again today, inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame. The Yankee stars were among six men who were honored with enshrinement in baseball's history books. Former umpire Jocko Con- Ian, Negro League star "Cool Papa" Bell, Sam Thompson and "Sunny Jim" Bottomley were enshrined in ceremonies outside baseball's historic museum. Bottomley and Thompson were honored poshumously. Representatives of their fami- liies accepted plaques bearing their likenesses and records as Commissioner Bowie Kuhn presided and a crowd approaching 10,000 looked on. This quiet village, the acknowledged home of the national pastime, came alive with activity in the moments before the festivities. Other living members of the Hall, countless baseball dignitaries and fans young and old arrived to pay homage. But there was no sign of nervousness among the inductees as their greatest moment approached. Mantle spent Sunday on a golf course that bordered majestic Lake Otsego. Bell relaxed at the headquarters hotel, chatting and signing autographs. Conlan reminisced with old friends. "I recall that in 1948 and '511 umpired here in Hall of Fame games," said the veteran of 24 National League seasons, six All-Star games and six World Series. "Never did I think I'd be honored this way. He stifled a sob and added, "I'm a softy. The Lord has been good to me, and I'm thankful." So, too, was Mantle, who put the honor on a level with the feeling he had when his Yankee No. 7 was retired in 1969. The switch-hitting outfielder powered 536 home runs and drove in 1,509 during 18 painw- racked years, battling contin- uous leg ailments and illnesses. 1 he won the American League's Most Valuable Player Award in 1956,1957 and 1962. The 1956 season was his finest, as 52 home runs, 130 runs batted in and a .353 batting average brought him the AL Triple Crown. Ford, a sly left-hander, compiled a 236-105 record for a .690 winning percentage—tops among major league pitchers with 200 of more decisions. A 25-4 season in 1961 brought him the Cy Young award. His 322-3 consecutive scoreless World Series innings remain unmatched. Bell's statistics would have been impressive as well had anyone been there to record the figures during the heyday of the Negro League. Travs score 8 runs in sixth to defeat Alexandria Aces/ 94 By The Associated Press Lefthander Jim Officer scattered eight hits and struck out six in leading the El Paso Diablos to a 5-1 victory over Amarillo Sunday that moved the Diablos five games ahead of second place San Antonio in the West Division of the Texas League. San Antonio's game with Midland was rained out. In the East Division Arkansas scored eight runs in the sixth inning and went on to defeat Alexandria 9-4 to narrow the lead held by first place Victoria to 1% games. Victoria's had his game with Shreveport rained out. John Balaz hit a solo homer for El Paso in the sixth inning. Carlos Lopez drove in three 1 runs for the Diablos in the ninth. At Alexandria Tony Gonzalez was credited with the victory for Arkansas, his ninth win against eight losses. Mike Ivie homered for Alexandria. Arkansas exploded for eight runs in the sixth inning after two men were out. The Travelers then collected six hits and three walks, coupled with an Alexandria errors, before the last out was made. The big thing to remember on grass is to bend your knees and shorten your backswng a little the same Its still a matter of concentrating and watching the ball What changes a little is your strategy WASHINGTON (AP) - Striking National Football League players have agreed to report to training camps on Wednesday, the beginning of a two- week "cooling off period in their dispute with the 26 club owners. The agreement Sunday came at the suggestion of federal mediator W.J. Usery Jr., who recommended the 14-day strike suspension in an effort to get stalemated negotiations under way again. Talks broke off Saturday night and will resume Thursday. Usery said that if no agreement is reached in that time, the veterans could walk out en masse again. Such a move would threaten the season that is now barely a month away. However, the strike could be called off entirely if a majority of the players decide to stay in camp and some players think that's what will happen. Dick Allen of the Chicago White Sox began the 1974 baseball season with a .299 career average for 1,363 games. Solunar Tables •o DI _, ' ~—' ^ght's SOLUNAJR ,S>. Plan your days so that you will be W good territory or hunting i Date Aug. 12 13 14 15 16 17 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday A.M. Major Minor 12:15 5:55 1:05 7:50 2:00 8:45 2:55 9:40 3:50 -J0:35 4:45 11:25 P.M. Major Minor 7:25 8:15 9:15 10:10 11:55 Jli.25 12:45 1:40 2:30 3:30 4:25 5:20

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