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Four H0l*fc (AUK.) StAK Thursday, August 22, 1074 Football ratings, female style EDITOR'S NOTE: Anything in the following story should be taken with a grain of salt The story is not meant to be anything but what it pretends—simply joining the national champion guessing game. By CONNIE HENrmiX Star Features Editor I realize th;H being a woman nnd attempting to pn-dict next season's football champion is a bit presumptions, but everyone else does it, so why can'l i? There is supposed to be "equality" in everything nowadays. My choice for the number one spot (and I hold my breath) is Alabama. Certainly, not because I am a Crimson Tide supporter. Mainly, because I do "believe" in Hear Bryant's talent-laden team. They really should have won last year's title, but the Irish beat them to it. If they can survive an opening scare by Maryland, bctit the I*SU Tigers at home, then they should go undefeated. The rest is up to Oklahoma and Ohio SUitc. On paper, Oklahoma looks like the bridesmaid again for the number one spot. They return most of their team and since they can't go to a bowl, ratings arc all they can play for. But the Big Eight won't play dead for the Sooners. I forsee a strong Missouri team who might just surprise some folks. The Cornhuskers of Evert, Connors top seeds but not favored for title FOREST HILLS, N.Y. (AP) — Although Jimmy Connors and Chris Evert are top-seeded, John Newcombc and Billie Jean King are favorites to win singles titles in the U. S. Open Tennis Championships, sterling next Wednesday at the West Side Tennis Club. Newcornbe is defending men's champion while Miss« King will be seeking her fourth U. S. women's crown, Connors and his bride-to-be, Miss Evert, were given top seeding on the strength of their victories earlier this year at Wimbledon. The official draw was scheduled today at the United Nations. An informal poll of former champions and Hall of Fame honorees found a strong favoritism for the more experienced Nowcombe and King over the two youngsters with two-fisted backhands. Miss King's strong serve and volley game is figured to overpower the back court steadiness of Miss Evert, who is supreme on clay. Newcombe was rated the world's test player before bowing at Wimbledon, where Connors crushed the veteran Ken Rosewall in the finals. The men's seedings: 1, Connors; 2, Newcombe; 3, Stan Smith; 4, Bjorn Borg; 5, Ken Rosewall; 6, Tom Okker; 7, Hie Nastase; 8, Arthur Ashe; 9, Guillermo Vilas; 10, Manuel Oranles; 11, Marty Riessen; 12, Jan Kodcs; 13, Alex Metreveli; 14, Dick Stocktong 15, Tom Gorman; 16, Raul Ramirez. The women's seedings: Cl, Chris Evert; 2, Billie Jean King; 3, Olga Morozova; 4, Kerry Melville; 5, Evonne Goolagong; 6, Rosemary Casals; 7, Virginia Wadeg 8, Lesley Hurt. More swimmers means where to seaf all of them CONCORD, Calif. (AP) - Officials of the National AAU Swimming Championships opening here today figured out where to seat the competitors before solving the problem of how to get all 1,260 swimmers in the water. "We'll be using another pool for some of the preliminaries," said Pete Cutino, water polo roach at the nearby University of California and co-chairman for the four-day AAU meet. "This meet is a lot bigger ; than the 1972 Olympic Irials : and the qualifying times for it ; were a lot tougher," he added. £ One set of bleachers has been preserved for the swimmers, 5 ranging in age from 11 to 30, ^throughout the meet at the Con- Scord Community Park poolm :The extra pool available for 5preliminaries is at a local jun- sior college. \ The eight finals on tonight's ^program include three with iworld record holders entered— -the men's and women's 400-me- ;.tcr freestyle and the men's 100•meter breaststroke. * Rick DeMont was out to pro- :tect his 3:58.18 mark in the •[men's 400 free, and Heather •[.Greenwood's4:17.33record was i;in jeopardy on the women's jjside. World record holder John tHencken, 1:04.02, was favored [in the breaststroke event. One of the challengers to Miss Greenwood, a 17-year-old from Fresno, Calif., is Australian Jenny Tun-all, 14, who holds world freestyle records for 800 and 1,500 meters. "I'll swim in the 200, 400 and 1,500 here," said the 5-foot-2 Australian. "In the 400, the winner will probably break the record. But I doubt if I'll win." World Football league By The Associated Press Eastern Division W L T Pet. PF PA Florida 6 1 0 .857 137 85 New York5 2 0 .714 169 111 PhilaphiaS 4 0 .429 176 121 Jacksonv 2 5 0 .286 132 141 Central Division Birmham? 0 0 1.000 204 123 Chicago 5 1 0 .833 177 148 Memphis 5 2 0 .714 220 157 Detroit 060 .000 92 174 Western Division S. Calif 330 .500 108 103 Houston 2 3 1 .400 43 71 Hawaiiansl 5 0 .167 117 175 Portland 0 5 1 .000 7fi 156 Wednesday's Games Florida 11, Portland? Birmingham 15, Jacksonville 14 New York 43, Houston 10 Southern California 31, Philadelphia 28 Memphis 60, Hawaiians 8 Thursday's Game Chicago at Detroitn N, national television Baseball Scores •' By The Associated Press * National League : East ; jSt Ifluis Sphilaphia ?PiUsburgh Montreal f*Jew York •Chicago W 65 63 63 58 53 50 L 60 61 61 63 67 71 Pet .520 .508 .508 .479 .442 413 GB — IVi Hi 5 9^2 13 : West flxtt Angeles ^Cincinnati ^Atlanta ^Houston .San Fran :>San Diego 78 75 67 63 56 49 46 50 56 60 69 76 629 .600 .545 .512 .448 .392 - 3'v 104 H's 22 1 -^ 29 M! American League Boston Cleveland Baltimore New York Milwaukee Detroit Oakland Kan City Texas Chicago Minnesota California East W L 69 54 61 58 62 60 62 61 60 64 58 66 West 71 54 64 57 63 62 60 64 60 65 50 75 Pet. .561 .513 .508 .504 .484 .468 .568 .529 .504 .484 .480 .400 Nebraska will also be remembering last year's Thanksgiving defeat. The pifk for number three is an "iffy" one. If the Fighting Irish can survive the dismissal of several key players for disciplinary reasons, then they will undoubtedly challenge for the top spot. Otherwise, I foresee Ohio State as number three. Surprise teams (or who possess the ability to do something this season, providing...) will be Missouri, Georgia, Maryland, Stanford, Pittsburgh, Tennessee, and Arkansas. Yes, Arkansas. But that's assuming that a definite quarterback comes to the fore, a dependable fullback is found, and depth is discovered at running back. Defensively, the Hogs have no worries, or practically none, They lose only one starter, but that one will be hard to replace. Someone must be found of the ability of a Danny Rhodes at linebacker. If these missing ingredients can be put together for a winning brew, the result will be cotton on New Year's Day. And now my list for the top ten: 1. Alabama 2. Oklahoma 3. Notre Dame 4. Ohio State 5. Penn State 6. I-SU 7. Michigan 8. Southern California 9. Nebraska 10. Maryland A/exandersoys no longer wanted because of union By HERSCHEL NISSENSON AP Sports Writer Kurmit Alexander, vice president of the National Football League Players Association, says the Philadelphia Eagles no longer want him because of his activities in the union's labor dispute with NFL owners. The Eagles and the NFL Management Council, representing the owners, disagreed with Alexander's charges. Alexander, an 11-year defensive back with three NFL teams, was told Wednesday by the Eagles that he was free to make a deal for himself with another team. "I believe it was because of the union and the strike that this is happening," Alexander said. "They don't particularly like rny organizational activities over the last three years." Both the NFLMC and Tom Dempsey, the Eagles' player representative, said they hoped the move would not be construed as retaliation for Alexander's union activities with the NFLPA, which technically is still on strike against the NFL owners although players have been allowed to report to their respective training camps during a two-week cooling-off period. Alexander said he talked with Eagles' Coach Mike MacCormack last November "about my future with Philadelphia and he suggested my becoming captain of the special teams. I told him I knew I could make the team at cornerback." At union headquarters in Washington, Alexander said he heard nothing further until a few days ago, after he reported to camp. Hope Star Sports Tate's debut with Sharks results in Birmingham loss By BRUCE LOWITT AP Sports Writer Welcome to the World Football League, Charlie Tate. And welcome back, Matthew Reed. Tate coached his first game Wednesday night—and must know exactly how Bud Asher felt. Asher was fired by Jacksonville last Saturday after the Sharks, who had a knack of losing close games in the closing minutes, had dropped to a 2-4 mark. Tate's debut came against unbeaten Birmingham. The result: The Americans stayed unbeaten and the Sharks showed they still have the knack. Reed, Birmingham's rookie quarterback from Grambling who has his own knack of taking over in style when veteran George Mira gets hurt, did it againm He drove the Americans to two touchdowns in the fourth quarter—the second one coming with barely a minute to play— for a 15-14 victory over the Sharks. In Wednesday night's other WFL games, the New York Stars demolished the Houston Texans 43-10, the Memphis Southmen obliterated the Hawaiians 60-8, the Southern California Sun bested the Philadelphia Bell 31-18 and the Florida Blazers beat the Portland Storm 11-7. The Chicago Fire visits the Detroit Wheels tonight. Grant Guthrie had kicked field goals of 31 and 41 yards to give the Sharks a 6-0 lead going into the final period. But Reed She's got more on her mind than just tennis NEWPORT, R.I, (AP) Top-ranked Chris Evert of Fort I^auderdale, Fla., the 1974 Wimbledon champion, continues to sweep aside the opposition in the Women's Grass Court Championships, and her mind isn't completely on tennis these days. "Tennis is still very big with me," the 19-year-old bride-to-be said Wednesday after advancing to the quarter-finals, "but it's not the only thing in my life any more. "I 'hink about getting married, about being a wife. I'm very happy." Miss Evert, who brushed past Donna Ganz of Miami, 61, 6-1, will marry pro tennis star Jimmy Connors Nov. 8. Miss Evert will meet Janet Newberry of La Jolla, Calif., in a quarter-final match today and fourth-seeded Julie Heldman of Houston will play Lesley Charles of Great Britain. Miss Heldman advanced by defeating Sue Mappin of Great Britain and Miss Charles topped fifth-ranked Martina Na vrat ilova of Czechoslovakia. threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to Alfred Jenkins to put the Americans ahead. Then, after the a Jacksonville touchdown moved the Sharks back in front, Reed mounted the winning touchdown drive. Stars 43, Texans 10 New York's Bob Gladieux made it look easy. He ran for 84 yards and three touchdowns and caught a Tom Sherman pass for a fourth score in the Stars' rout of Houston for their fifth straight victory. The Tex- ansgave up 231 rushing yardsm Southmen 60, Hawaiians 8 Quarterback John Huarte threw four first-half scoring passes arid Dick Thornton and Bobby Majors turned interceptions into touchdowns in Memphis' rout of the Hawaiians. Thornton took his 54 yards, Majors 55 yards. Huarte clicked on 14 of 21 passes for 264 yards, then sat out most of the second half. Sun 31, Bell 28 Alonzo Emery's third one- yard scoring run of the game with 52 seconds remaining had the Sun shining in Philadelphia. The touchdown offset the passing of Jim "King" Corco- rann who threw three Philadelphia touchdown passes. And he wanted to go for a fourth one, but was overruled. The Bell went for a tie instead with three seconds to play. But Jerry Warren's 36-yard field goal attempt was blockedm Blazers 11, Storm 7 Greg Latta scored on a second-period 20-yard toss from Bob Davis, then caught his action-point pass, to lead Florida past Portland. The winless Storm came within one point of the Blazers early in the fourth period when quarterback Ken Johnson ran the ball in from the one. But cornerback Billy Hayes intercepted Johnson's action-point pass. Nicklaus' pride now at stake at Westchester HARRISON, N.Y. (AP) Jack Nicklaus, girding for the fast finish he needs, admits his pride is at stake going into the windup of the pro golf season. "It's a matter of personal pride," Nicklaus said Wednesday on the eve of the start of the $250,000 Westchester Classic. And it's to satisfy that pride that the Golden Bear seeks to avoid the poorest season of his pro career. He's won but once this season. In 12 previous seasons as a touring pro he has never won fewer than two. He failed to win one of the Big Four titles— the first time in five years that he has not won either the U.S. or British Opens or the Masters or PGA, : Wednesday's Games : . Los Angeles 7, Chicago 5 Atlanta 5, St. Louis 4 Pittsburgh 4, San Francisco 2 New York 10, Houston 2 i Philadelphia 10, Cincinnati e Montreal 8, San Diego 7 Thursday's Games No games scheduled Friday's Games New York at Atlanta, N Cincinnati at Montreal, N Philadelphia at Houston, N Pittsburgh at San Diego, N St. I-ouis at Los Angeles, N Chicago at San Francisco, N San Diego State plays only one of its 11 football games in daylight this season. GB 6 6V.. 7 9V, HVa 5 8 10 Vj 11 21 Wednesday's Games New York 4, Minnesota 1 Boston 4, Chicago 0 Cleveland 7, Kansas City 6 Texas 5, Baltimore 1 Milwaukee 5, Oakland 3 California 2, Detroit 0 Thursday's Games Kansas City (Splittorff 12-12) at Cleveland (J. Perry 13-8), N Texas (Jenkins 17-11) at Baltimore (Palmer 4-8), N Only games scheduled Friday's Games Kansas City at Milwaukee, 2, N Minnesota at Baltimore, N Oakland at Boston, N California at New York, N Texas at Detroit, N Cleveland at Chicago, N WRESTLING HOPE'S FAIR PARK COMSft/M FRIDAY NIGHT AUG. 23, 8:30 MAIN EVENT-4 MAN TAG TEAM ARMAN HUSIAN AND JOHNNY EAGLES SCANDOR AKBAR AND ROCKET MONROE SEMI-FINAL EVENT ARGENTINA ZUMA - VS- THE MASKED GOLDEN HAWK PLUS TWO OTHER BOUTS Both KugU- ami Husian tried to get Akbar for a single bout. But the cowardly Scaudor would not agree to anything but a tag team. Husian and Eagles told the promoter to have an ambulance available for Akbar will need it before the bout is UVIT Friday night. ADVANCED TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW AT THI SEVEN ELEVEN STORE ON WEST THIRD & WASHINGTON ST. IN HOP! RINGSIDE OINIRAIADW $200 CHIIORIN UNOIR 1 1 $JQQ »> •**• •»• ••» •«•»• ««*• -•»• ^f- -*jp -tUf- -9ff -*f -**. -*•» 4HP- -mr •**• -W <fl» Pirates charging Cubs for lead . _ ^^ ^^. . .,. _ n.. iu.,1 crrirprl b By HAL BOCK AP Sports Writer Those loud noises coming from directly behind the St. Ixniis Cardinals are the hard- charging Philadelphia Phillies and Pittsburgh Pirates, who think October would be a lovely time to be playing baseball ... in Pennsylvania- Both pursuers picked up a full game Wednesday night, closing to within 1% games of the Cardinals, leaders in the National League's East Division. The Pirates tripped San Francisco 4-2 and the Phillies battered Cincinnati 10-3 while St. Louis was dropping a 5-4 decision at Atlanta. In other NL games Wednesday, Los Angeles upped its West Division lead to 3% games by defeating Chicago 75, New York ripped Houston 102 and Montreal nipped San Diego 8-7. Ed Kirkpatrick had an early two-run homer and the Pirates were tied at 2-2 in the ninth inning against San Francisco. Then Paul Popovich delivered a pinch hit sacrifice fly that scored the go-ahead run. Then Dock Ellis, who throttled the Giants on seven hits, singled home another run for the Pirates. The victory was Ellis' seventh straight, the last three complete games. The Phillies won impressively Wednesday night, riding a 15- hit attack that included two home runs by Mike Schmidt, who boosted his NL leading totals to 32 homers and 98 runs batted in. Schmidt and Mike Anderson each had three hits for the Phillies while Del Unser added a homer to Schmidt's two shots. George Foster homered for the Reds. Braves 5, Cardinals 4 Atlanta beat St. Louis for the third straight time with Darrell Evans and Mike Lum hitting home runs. Evans homered in each of those three games and now has 16 for the season. Buzz Capra limited the Cardinals to just two hits over the first six innings but left in the eighth, during which the Cards scored twicei They added one more in the ninth. Dodgers 7, Cubs 5 The Dodgers completed a three-game sweep at Chicago and restored a full game to their West Division lead. Willie Crawford crashed a three-run homer for Los Angeles and Andy Messersmith earned his 14th victory with late help from relief ace Mike Marshall, appearing in his 82nd game this year. Rookies Andre Thornton and Jim Tyrone homered for the Cubs. Mets 10, Astros Z Rusty Staub drove in four runs and Jerry Koosman coasted on a six-hitter as New York battered Houston. Five Astros errors helped the Mets to three unearned runs. Expos 8, Padres 7 Barry Foote's two-out single tied the score for Montreal in the bottom of the ninth and after pinch-hitter Ken Singleton was intentionally walked, Ron Hunt singled home Montreal's winner against San Diego. Wood can only admire, not win games By ALEX SACHARE AP Sports Writer "He looked like Cy Young out there today." Wilbur Wood, the busy knuck- leballer of the Chicago White Sox, could only stand back Wednesday and admire the per- formace turned in by Boston's Roger Moret. Moret, a tall, lean left-hand- er, limited Chicago to just one hit—an infield single—and struck out 12 in pitching the Boston Red Sox to a 4-0 victory over the White Sox, foiling Wood's third try for his 19th victory. Moret is now 7-5, Wood 18-15. And if Moret's fielding was as impeccable as his pitching, the White Sox would still be looking for their first hit. The only safety was a slow grounder by Dick Allen in the seventh inning which rolled off the tip of Moret's glove, then was fielded by second baseman Doug Griffin too late for a play at first. Elsewhere in the American League, Texas beat Baltimore 5-1, Cleveland edged Kansas City 7-6, New York defeated Minnesota 4-1, Milwaukee trimmed Oakland 6-3 and Detroit blanked California 2-0. Despite Allen's single, Moret Connors faces England's Farrell in Eastern Open SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Top-seeded Jimmy Connors of Belleville, 111,, was slated to face Mark Farrell of England here today, while fourth-seeded Raul Ramirez of Mexico was to face Kim Warwick of Australia in quarter-final action at the $50,000 Eastern l,awn Tennis Open. Other seeded players slated to vie at the Orange Lawn Tennis Club in quest of the $9,000 top prize were fifth-seeded Onny Parun of New Zealand, seventh-seeded Vijay Amritraj of India, and eighth-seeded Billy Martin of Palos Verdes,Calif. Third-seeded Tom Gorman withdrew due to a back injury before the tournament began. was given the no-hit treatment by the Boston front office—his contract was torn up and he received a $1,000 raise. Rangers 5, Orioles 1 Jeff Burroughs slugged a two-run homer to power Texas to victory, raising his season total of runs batted in to 102, tops in the majors. It was his 25th homer of the year and the 25th given up by Baltimore's Ross Grimsley, 14-11. Texas starter Jim Bibby, 1814, blanked the Orioles on four hits until the eighth, when he needed relief help from Jim Merrill and then Steve Foucault. Indians 7, Royals 6 Conseculive Iwo-out ninth-inning singles by Joe Lis, Frank Duffy, Rico Carty and Charlie Spikes lifted the Indians past Kansas City. The Royals had jumped in front 6-5 with five runs in the seventh inning, four of them on Vada Pinson's grand slam homer. Yankees 4, Twins 1 Graig Nettles drove in three runs with a double and a single to lead the Yankees to victory. George "Doc" Medich, 15-11, scattered six hits for the victory- Brewers 5, A's 3 Kevin Kobel, a last-minute startern teamed with Tom Murphy on a three-hitter, pitching Milwaukee past Oakland. Kobel, who pitched because Jim Colborn came up with a pulled hamstring muscle, allowed just two hits in seven innings—a leadoff single to Bert Campaneris in the first and a two-run homer by Reggie Jackson in the seventh. Murphy gave up an eighth inning homer to Gene Tenace. Angels 2, Tigers 0 Andy Hassler's four-hit pitching and run-scoring hits by Denny Doyle and Bruce Bochte gave the California Angels a 2-0 decision over the Detroit Tigers. Travs nip Slireveport with brand—new hurler By The Associated Press A 12th inning error sent Bill Bright home with the winning run as Midland edged Amarillo 2-1 in the Texas League Wednesday night. The loss left Amarillo tied for second place in the Western Did vision Ihree and a hlf games behind El Paso. Pilcher Dennis Lamp claimed his first victory in the extra-innings match. Bright scored after an infield hit by Wayne Tyrone. Elsewhere in the league, Arkansas nipped Shreveport 6-5, San Antonio defeated El Paso 7-3 and Victoria beat Alexandria 6-2. Victoria rookie pitcher Dwight Bernard picked up his seventh decision, striking out eight and walking five. The Toros forged ahead in the third inning with two hits and a sacrifice fly. Arkansas Travelers pitcher Dan I^arsen made his first Texas League start and won. 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. Date Aug. Day 22 Thursday 23 Friday 24 Saturday A.M. Major Minor 9:30 3:45 10:25 4:40 11:25 5:35 P.M. Major Minor 9:55 4:10 10:50 5:10 11:45 6:05 ACTUAL USE REPORT GENERAL REVENUE SHARING General Rey«nu« Sharing provides federal fund, directly to local and »UU governments Youroovernment must publish this" report advising you how these funds have been used or objigit*d during the year from July 1 1973. thru Juno 30 1974. This a to inform you of your oovernmenfs priorities and Ip encoursoe your participation in decision* on how future (undi should be spent. ACTUAL EXPENDITURES THE GOVERNMENT OF OflKHiiVEN TuHN received General Rivenut Sharing payment! totaling, I2S1 during the perjpd from July 1. (473. thru June M. 18T4T~ ACCOUNT NO. 04 2 029 005 OftKHHVEN TOWN 01 ***** Urrwd M II) 19M Afnoum txxnOKl 1174 ID CWnflCAWW: I cergMMi I *» [ «*>g}«« ! iw)U^,^!5SV£ jg<^L^ /v £;^ r«V«/ MK to, DOT •»,««] ir* i cqnwtfMi iom *"*" .N***^ *> • "w* -wwSNWir It *•*•

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