Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on August 16, 1974 · Page 4
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1'Yiday. August Ifi, Page Four Had lost 6 in row HOt'K (AUK.) STAR Perry breaks losing streak By KEN RAPPOPORf AP Sports Writer Gaylord Perry's on a winning streak ... one in a row. Earlier in the baseball season, that would have been a joke. But it isn't now to the Cleveland Indians' pitcher. Perry, who won 15 straight in one stretch this year, was on a six-game losing streak before Thursday night's 4-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins. In the only other American League game, the Baltimore Orioles nipped the Chicago While Sox 2-1, And in the only National league game, the Chicago Cubs beat the Houston Astros 5-3. "I've never had any doubts in my ability to pitch," said Perry, who hadn't won a game since .July 3. "I've felt great all along. I've just been in a slump." At one juncture of the season, the two-time Cy Young winner had a dazzling 15-1 record. Now, it's a more modest 16-7. "That's the longest slump I've ever had and it has been the hardest one," Perry noted. He was taken out of Thursday night's game after walking the leadoff baiter in the eighth inning. He had given up just five hits. "I didn't want to come out," Perry said. "But you can't say it was a bad move from the way it worked out." Frank Duffy's two-run single provided Perry with his winning runs. With the score tied 1-1 and two out in the Cleveland sixth, John Ellis doubled. Minnesota starter Bert Blyleven, 11-14, then . walked Oscar Gamble and Tom McCraw to load the bases and set the stage for Duffy's single to left. The Indians scored an insurance run in the eighth on McCraw's sacrifice fly. Orioles 2, White Sox 1 Karl Williams and Paul Blair walloped home runs in support of Mike Cuellar's six-hit pitching as Baltimore beat Chicago. The Orioles failed to score in the third after loading the bases with one out, but Wil- Connors won't join Chris in finals TORONTO (AP) — Lalely it has seemed thai Chris Everl and Jimmy Connors were inseparable, bolh in and out of the winners circle. Both tennis slars won al Wimbledon and both won the U.S. Clay Courts at Indianapolis. But an unheralded Spaniard, Juan Gisberl, finally came between Ihe two slars in Ihe $130,000 Canadian Open tennis championships. Gisberl loppled the top-ranked Connors 7-6, 6-2 Thursday in Ihird-round compelilion, while Miss Evert continued on with an imposing 6-fl, 6-0 victory over Laurie Tenney. Connors said that at times during the match he "seemed lo lose interest a little bit in the match." It was Connors' ground strokes that got him into difficulty. In the tiebreaker that decided the opening set, Connors hit five backhands into the net. "It's not so important now," Connors said. "I've won the Wimbledon title and I'm relaxed and loose." Gisbert was ecstatic after beating the top-ranked pro from Belleville, 111. "It was one of the biggest wins of my career," said Gisbert. "My game was steady. I did not expect to beat him." Miss Evert's victory came after she had lost only two games in winning her Wednesday match. Jeanne Evert joined her more-heralded older sister in Baseball Scores By The Associated Press advancing by beating Paulina Peisachov of Israel 6-4, 6-2 while American Julie Heldman also won, defeating Racquel Giscafre of Argentina 6-2, 6^0. Others playing today after winning Thursday were Manuel Orarites, Hans Pohman, Tom Okker, Harold Solomon, Bjorn Borg and Guillermo Vilas. Sport Shorts By The Associated Press PANAMA CITY, Panama (AP) — Welterweight champion Jose Napoles of Mexico was named Boxer of the Month Thursday by the World Boxing Association. Napoles stopped contender Hedgemon Lewis in the ninth round at Mexico City Aug. 3. American League East W L Pet. GB Boston 64 53 .547 Cleveland 59 55 .518 3% Baltimore 59 58 .5043 5 New York 57 59 .491 6% Milwaukee 56 62 .475 8% Detroil 55 63 .466 9Ms West Oakland 69 50 .580 — Kan City 62 54 .534 5% Chicago 59 58 .504 9 Texas 60 60 .500 9'/4 Minnesota 58 61 .487 11 California 47 72 .395 22 Thursday's Games Cleveland 4, Minnesota 2 Baltimore 2, Chicago 1 Only games scheduled Friday's Games Chicago (Bahnsen 10-13 and Knsick 0-0) al New York (Dobson 10-14 and Tidrow 99), 2 Minnesota (Hands 4-4) al Boston (Marichal5-l),N Texas (Bibby 16-11) at Cleveland (Bosman 5-1), N Kansas City (Dal Canton 7-5) at Baltimore (Grimsley 13-10), N Delroit (Lolich 13-14) al Oakland (Hunler 17-9), N Milwaukee (Wrighl 8-17) at California (Ryan 15-12), N Saturday's Games Texas at Cleveland Chicago at New York Minnesota al Boston Detroit at Oakland Kansas City at Baltimore Milwaukee at California, N Sunday's Ganu3 Texas at Cleveland Detroit at Oakland Kansas City at Baltimore Chicago at New York Minnesota at Boston Milwaukee at California GB 2M- 5 8 Ms 12 4% 28% National League East W L Pet. St. I^uis 62 57 .521 Philaphia 60 58 .508 Pittsburgh 59 59 .500 Montreal 55 60 .478 New York 51 63 .447 Chicago 48 67 .417 West Ixjs Angeles 75 43 .636 Cincinnati 71 48 .597 Atlanta 63 54 .538 Houston 59 58 .504 San Fran 54 65 .454 San Diego 47 72 .395 Thursday's Game Chicago 5, Houston 3 Only game scheduled Friday's Games San Diego (Freisleben 8-6) at Chicago (Kremmel 0-1) Philadelphia (Carlton 14-7) at Atlanla(P.Niekrc 13-9), N New York (Koosman 11-8) al Cincinnati (T.Carroll 4-0), N las Angeles (Sutlon 10-8) al Pittsburgh (Ellis 8-8), N Houston (Dierker 7-8) at Montreal (Rogers 12-4), N San Francisco (Caldwell 11-3) at St. Louis (Gibson 6-10), N Saturday's Games Ix)s Angeles at Pitlsburgh San Diego al Chicago New York al Cincinnati, N San Francisco al Sl.Louis, N Philadelphia at Atlanta, N Houston at Montreal, N Sunday's Games lx» Angeles at Pittsburgh San Diego at Chicago San Francisco at St. Ixmis Philadelphia at Atlanta New York at Cinncinati Houston al Montreal SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Jockey Angel Sanliago was injured Thursday when he was thrown during the ninth race at Saratoga Race Track. Santiago was Ihrown after his! horse Impassioned hit a fence at the quarter pole. The jockey was taken to Saratoga Hospital, but there was no report on his condition pending a full examination. ANN ARBOR, Mich, (AP) — Jim Bells, 24, former University of Michigan quarlerback, has been hired as an alhletic counselor by the Wolverines. Bells, backup quarlerback to Don Morehead in 1969 and starting safety in 1970, will direct academic counseling and tutoring service for all athletes and serve as a liaison between coaches, athletes and university academic personnel. LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Ix)s Angeles Kings sold left winger Bill Lesuk, a six-year National Hockey League veteran, to the Washington Capitols Thursday. Lesuk, who came to Ihe Kings three seasons ago from Philadelphia, was used mainly as a ulilily forward lasl season. PANAMA CITY, Panama (AP) — The World Boxing As- socialion has a new chairman, Panamanian Elias Cordoba, elected today unanimously by the organization's annual convention being held here. Cordoba was a vice president of the WBA and has become the first Latin-American chairman of the association. liams connected for his ninth homer of the season in the fourth and Blair slammed his 1.3th an inning later off loser Jim Kaat, 13-10. Cubs 5, Astros 3 Second baseman Larry MiS bourne dropped Steve Swisher's two-out, bases-loaded popup for a two-run error in a three-run eighth inning to give Chicago its victory over Houston. Billy Williams started the winning rally with a one-out single—the 2,500th hit of his major league career—off Ken Forsch, 4^. Andy Thornton walked and Jerry Morales singled, tying the score. Jim York replaced Forsch and walked Bill Madlock intentionally to load Ihe bases. He struck out George Mitler- wald before Milbourne dropped Swisher's rouline popup, lelling Thornlon and Morales score. Unlucky Discovery Ammonia gas was first noticed scientifically in 1315 by Majorcan philosopher Raymond Lully (1232-1315), who was sloned lo dealh by the townsfolk of Parma for his discovery. -• , . 'v,- ,'fi • " ', f . * '"' ,.v.-; : .":r>*'' .>;«**£fc.-W. FOOTBALL WOULDN'T be complete without attractive girls on the sidelines. Four of Hope High's cheerleaders take an early look Hope Star Sports by Connie Hendrix with Star camera at the team they will be cheering onto victory. The four are from left to right Susie Sinyard, Angela Kellam, Joy Hirabaysshi, and Anita Hoggard. Bob Murphy leads field at Hartford Open WETHERSFIELD, Conn. 'AP) — "There was a very good possibility," Bob Murphy said, "lhal I would never play again. "Oh, maybe I could have played—but they thoughl il mighl be shooting 75s. I'd have to find something else to do." New York Stars up for safe NEW YORK (AP) — You can reach for the Stars now. The New York Stars of the World Football League reportedly are up for sale. "I wouldn't doubt that the club is for sale," noted Bob Keating, general manager of the team. "There have been overtures from buyers since he (Bob Schmertz) bought the club." Keating responded Thursday to a report in The New York Posl lhat a "for sale" sign was hung oul on the financially-plagued WFL club. The newspaper, quoting an "unidentified" WFL source, said Schmertz, who also operates the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association, would sell the Stars for $6 million to a person described California Suns corral Texans for win in WFL By MICHAEL A. LUTZ AP Sports Writer HOUSTON (AP) - The Soulhern California Sun became Ihe star atlraclion of Ihe World Football League's Wesl- ern Division loday afler stealing a few lines from the Houston Texans' defensive script Thursday night. The Texans entered the game as Ihe top defensive team in the WFL and held a one-half game lead over the Sun in the Western Division. But the Sun defense victimized substitute quarterback Don Trull with two interceptions, one a 66-yard touchdown return by Durwood Keelon, lo defeal Ihe Texans 18-7 before 31,227 in Ihe Astrodome and a nalional television audience, "I knew I was gone when I got it," said Keeton, whose interception return with 24 seconds left in the fourth quarter iced the game for the Sun. "Heck, there wasn't anybody there but me. I knew Ihey had to stop the clock by going deep or for the quick out. "I told (Jim) Bowman to go deep and I went for the quick out. I'll have to credil Coach (Ed) Cody for teaching me how to pick off the quick out pattern." Houston, which dropped to a 2-3-1 record, led 7-0 at the half on a 51-yard touchdown bomb from quarterback Mike Taliaferro to John Odom, who grabbed the ball between two Sun defenders. Safety Jack Conners grabbed Houston's first punt of the third quarter on his own 10 and raced 90 yards for the tying touchdown. Taliaferro left the game in the second quarter with a cut over his left eye thai required six stitches. He had completed six of eight passes for 117 yards, including five of five in the first quarter. Trull finished the game. Conners left the game with a dislocated elbow and may be out three or four weeks. Texan running back Warren McVea, who joined the team last Saturday, ran one play and sustained broken ribs. as fairly well known outside of sports. The Stars have been a hit on the field but less than a smash al Ihe box office. Even if Ihey sold oul every one of their 10 home games in Downing Stadium (seating capacily: 27,000), they would lose $1 million their firsl year in Ihe infanl league, an official reporls. But the Stars have not done especially well drawing fans al the archaic stadium on Randall's Island. Wednesday nighl was a good example. Only 16,222 fans, including 2,310 in on free and discounl lickets, watched the Slars beal Ihe Portland Slorm 38-16. The first major goal of the learn is to make it through the WFL's first two years, then move into a refurbished Yankee Stadium. Schmertz has been plagued recently by financial problems. His major asset, Leisure Technology, a land development firm,has dropped drastically in value. He recently lost a $3.75 million lawsuil in conneclion with the Celtics and, before that, sold his ownership in the New England Whalers of the World Hockey Association. His total worth reportedly has dropped from $25 million to $9 million. Sport shorts CLEVELAND (AP) - The Cleveland Indians have purchased the contract of outfielder Rico Carly from Ihe Mexican league. Carty, 35, who played wilh Texas, Oakland and Ihe Chicago Cubs in 1973, is batting .376 in Mexico. SCANPOR AKBAR versus Johnny Eagles will be the special challenge match at Fair-park Coliseum tonight at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are still on sale at 7-11 for wrestling fans. WRESTLING HOPE FAIR PARK COLISIUM FRIDAY AUGUST 16,8:30 P.M MAIN EVENT-SPECIAL CHALLENGE MATCH SCANDOR AKBAR VS. JOHNNY EAGLES {The NWA has ordered Scaudor Akbar to wrestle Johnny Eagles this Friday night. Eagles seek revenge alter the rugged vSr.andor threw fire in Eagles face some 5 weeks on championship wrestling.) SPECIAL EVENT-GIRLS MATCH MISS PAULA KAY VS MISS SUSAN GREEN Tickets are on sale now at the Seven Eleven Store on FIRST BOUT ARGENTINA ZUMA VS INCA PERU West Third and Washington St. in Hope RING SIDE »2 M - GENERAL ADM. ^ CHILDREN UNDER 11*1" But those fears are behind him now. The chunky, red-haired Murphy, who had his left hand in a cast for three months starting in March, put together a six- under-par 65 Thursday and tied scrambler Dave Stockton for the first-round lead in the $200, 000 Sammy Davis Jr.-Greater Hartford Open Golf Tournament. Murphy, who had played only two other times since suffering a torn ligament in his hand at the Herilage Classic, had a magnificenl efforl. He didn't make a bogey. Unseeded Stewart defeats no. I Ashe in Buckeye COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - "I feel I'm just as good as anybody," Sherwood Stewart said Thursday after he upset top- seeded Arthur Ashe in the $50,000 Buckeye Tennis Championships. "I can hit the ball with anybody in the world on any given day," declared the unseeded 28- year-old player from Baytown, Tex. "Guys like Ashe and Newk (Oohn Newcombe) are not going to dominate every tourna- fourney ment," he said. "Arthur played well, I just beat him," the keyed up Stewart said after his dramatic 7-5, 7-6 victory over Ashe. Humphrey Hose of Venezuela and collegiate champion John Whitlinger of Stanford helped Stewart prove his theory by ousllng two seeded opponents. The 6-fool-3 Hose moved into today's quarter-finals by surprising No. 7 Charlie Pasarell of Puerto Rico 7-6, 6-2 and Whitlinger ousted > No. 8 Bob Lutz of Tiburon, Calif., 6-3, M. Solunar Tables The schedule of Solunar Periods, as printed below, has been taken from Richard Alden Knight's SOLUNAR TABLES. Plan your days so that you will be fishing in good territory or hunting in good cover during these times, if you wish to find the best sport that each day has to offer. A.M. Major Minor 3:50 10:35 Date Aug. Day 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 24 Salurday 4:45 5:35 6:35 7:50 8:35 9:30 10:25 11:25 li:25 12:50 1:55 2:50 3:45 4:40 5:35 P.M. 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