Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on August 26, 1974 · Page 4
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Page Four HOPfc (AKK.) STAR Monday, August 26, Hope Star Sports Who'll be picking cotton on New Year's? One look at SWC race and team standings West race going down to wire Doders like winning and hope Reds lose By BRUCE LOWITT AP Sports Writer It's getting to the point these days where who's on the field isn't as important as who's on the Scoreboard. "It makes us want to win all that much more when we see the Reds' scores up there on the board," said IMS Angeles slugger Jimmy Wynn after the Dodders walloped the St. Louis Cardinals 9-3 Sunday to stay 2'/2 games ahead of Cincinnati in the National League West. And what the Cardinals saw on the Scoreboard was something equally challenging — and frustrating. They saw Pittsburgh beating San Diego 41 and 10-2 and saw themselves falling out of first place in the East, one-half game behind the Pirates. "It's still early," insisted St. I/ouis Manager Red Schoendienst. "What do we have — 34 more games? I've said all along this thing is going to go down to the final week, maybe even the final day. In Sunday's other National League games, the New York Mets nipped Atlanta 1-0, the Cincinnati Reds defeated Montreal 3-1, the Houston Astros blanked Philadelphia 5-0 and the San Francisco Giants beat Chicago 4-3. Ron Cey led the Dodgers' 14- hit attack with a two-run homer in a five-run first inning and followed Wynn's two-run double with an RBI-single in the sixth. Pirates 4-10, Padres 1-2 The Pirates walked all over San Diego in their stroll into first place. They drew 'wo bases-loaded walks in the 12-inning opener, one of them Al Oliver's that broke a tie, and battered 10 Padres pitchers with 26 hits in the sweep. Ed Kirkpatrick hit a tie- breaking two-run single in the second game's three-run seventh inning, then Manny Sang- —Hope (Ark.) Star photo by Connie Hendrix A WHIRLWIND of motion is this 'Cat runner. Faking, blocking and making yardage for that third down concerns offensive players during current Bobcat practices. Baseball Scores GB 3 6M- lOVi By The Associated Press National League East W L Pet. Pittsburgh 66 yl .520 St. Louis 66 62 .516 Philaphia 63 64 .496 Montreal 58 66 .468 New York 54 70 .435 Chicago 52 72 .419 West I^os Angeles 80 47 .630 — Cincinnati 78 50 .609 2 l k Atlanta 70 57 .551 10 Houston 66 60 .524 13Vi San Fran 57 71 .445 23^ San Diego 49 79 .383 31 Ms Saturday's Results Cincinnati 6, Montreal 4 Chicago 2, San Francisco 1 Atlanta 4, New York 3, 10 innings Houston 1, Philadelphia 0 Los Angeles 3, St.Louis 0 Only games scheduled Sunday's Results New York 1, Atlanta 0 Cincinnati 3, Montreal 1 Houston 5, Philadelphia 0 Pittsburgh 4-10, San Diego 12, 1st game 12 innings San Francisco 4, Chicago 3 Los Angeles 9, St. Ijouis 3 Monday's Games Cincinnati (T. Carroll 4-1) at Philadelphia (Lonborg 14-11), N Atlanta (Capra 11-6) at Montreal (Renko 9-11), N Houston (Richard 1-0) at New York (Koosman 12-8), N Only games scheduled Tuesday's Games Cincinnati at Philadelphia, N Atlanta at Montreal, N Houston at New York, N Chicago al Los Angeles, N St. Louis at San Diego, N Pittsburgh at San Francisco, Fifty years ago at French Lick Springs, Ind., Walter Hagen von his second PGA golf title. le picked up a check for $500. rhis year's PGA title will get he winner J45.000. American League East W L Pet. Boston New York Baltimore Cleveland Milwaukee Detroit 70 65 63 61 61 59 56 61 63 63 67 68 .556 .516 .500 .492 .477 .465 GB 5 7 8 10 11 Vi West Oakland Kan City Texas Chicago Minnesota California 73 68 66 64 62 50 55 58 63 64 66 78 .570 .540 .512 .500 .484 .391 4 7Vi 9 11 23 Sunday's Games Detroit 6, Texas 5 Minnesota 5, Baltimore 1 Oakland 7, Boston 0 New York 2, California 1 Chicago 8-3, Cleveland 5-5 Kansas City 2, Milwaukee 0 Monday's Games California (Hassler 3-3) cat Detroit (LaGrow 7-14), N Cleveland (J. Perry 13-9) at Kansas City (Splittorff 13-12) N Oakland (Abbott 4-4 or Odom 1-4) at Milwaukee (Champion 83), N New York (Medich 15-11) at Minnesota (Butler 4-6), N Only games scheuled. Tuesday's Games California at Detroit, N Ceveland at Kansas City, N Oakland at Milwaukee, N New York at Minnesota, N Boston at Chicago, N Baltuuore at Texas, N MATCHMAKER IS SET ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. lAP) The $100,000 Matchmaker Stakes will be run at the Atlantic City course on Monday, Oct. 14 The winning distaff thoroughbred will earn service to Graustark, Mzribeau, Nijinsky II or What A Pleasure. Stakes winners among the nominees for the Columbus Day race include Chris Evert, Desert Vixen, La Prevoyante and Special Team. U.S. to challenge East Germany for swim title CONCORD, Calif. (AP) The Amateur Athletic Union National Swimming Championships has produced a team of record-setting performers to challenge East Germany for world supremacy. U.S. swimmers splashed to seven of eight world record times clocked in the four-day meet which ended Sunday. They also set 16 American records. Tim Shaw, a Long Beach, Calif., high school student, stroked to his third world mark in the meet Sunday in 15 minutes, 31.75 seconds in the 1,500-meter freestyle. He erased the world mark that Stephen Holland of Australia set last September in Belgrade. Shaw also shattered world records in the 200-meter and 400-meter freestyle events as he set a world mark on each of the three days that he swam in the Concord Community Park pool. Australia's Jenny Turrall and American Jo Harshbarger both set world standards during the women's x,500-meter freestyle. Miss Harshbarger charged away from the field to do the first 800 meters in a world record 8:47.66. Miss Turrall overlook the Bellevue, Wash. girl in the second half of the loni; race and won in world lecord tune - 16:33 94. The Santa L'lara Swun Club repealed as overall team champions on the strength of their men's showing. The American men, leu by Shaw and world record performer John Hfticken, are favored in next week's dual meet against the powerful East German xjuad uillen hit a three-run double in a six-run ninth that locked up the Bucs' fourth straight victory. Mets 1, Braves 0 Ray Sadecki singled for a run and gave up five Atlanta singles — none of them worth a run — in the Mets' victory that halted a six-game winning streak for the Braves. Reds 3, Expos 1 Ken Griffey hit a pinch-single leading off the eighth inning, then stole second and dashed to third on catcher Barry Foote's wild throw. Terry Crowley, balling for pitcher Clay Kirby, walked and was replaced by pinch-runner Joe Morgan, who promptly stole second. Pete Rose then singled to right for two runs. He later scored on Dan Driessen' sacrifice fly. Astros 5, Phillies 0 Lee May homered for Houston, and Don Wilson and Mike Cosgrove teamed for a six-hitter to hand the Phillies their third straight shutout. May also doubled and Lary Milbourne singled for a run in the eighth. Giants 4, Cubs 3 Tito Fuentes doubled off the Cubs' Oscar Zamora leading off the ninth, then moved to third on Bobby Bonds' fly ball. Two intentional walks later, Dave Kingman lined a single to left, scoring Fuentes. Broyles praises running backs in scrimmage FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Barnabas White of Marion scored on runs of 24 yards and 28 yards and got 121 yards in 12 carries here Saturday to highlight the first scrimmage for the Arkansas Razorbacks. Coach Frank Broyles said he was pleased with the way White ran. "He made some good cuts," Broyles said. "He did so well at first that we held him out of the rest of the practice." Broyles said overall he was pleased with the scrimmage, but he wished his players had had more hustle and enthusiasm. "I was very pleased with the play at the beginning," he said. "Then we got tired and sloppy." Statistically the scrimmage came out like it's supposed to, as the two top teams beat the scrubs, 26-0. The contest pitted the first offense against both the second and third team defenses and the first defense against its lower counterparts. Freshman halfback Vaughn Lusby of Lawton, Okla., had 116 yards on 11 carries, including a 40-yard touchdown scamper that concluded the scrimmage. Tommy Woods, a freshman halfback from Angleton, Tex., carried the ball 19 times for 108 yards. "Our freshman backs did well," Broyles said. Sports In Brief TENNIS SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. Alex Metreveli of Russia won the 50,000 Eastern Lawn Tennis Open when top-seeded Jimmy Connors of Belleville, 111., forfeited due to illness. BROOKLINE, Mass. - Tom Okker of The Netherlands easily beat Argentina's Guillermo Vilas, 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 and Bjorn Borg of Sweden downed Jan Kodes of Czechoslovakia, 7-6, y- 0, 1-6, 2-6 in the semifinals of the $100,000 U.S. Pro Tennis Championship NEWPORT, R.I. - Unranked Betsy Naglesen of St. Peters- burgn Fla., upset third- seeded Virginia Wade of England, 6-3, 3-C, i34 and will face C'hns E\ert in the final of ihe Women's Grass Court Championships By CONNIE HENDRIX Star Features Editor Since my crystal ball keeps giving off vibes in football lingo, I am sticking my neck farther out on the chopping block and will attempl to predict this year's Southwest Conference champion. I know that not everyone will be satisfied with my choices, but that's what makes life—and football interesting. The mesmorising ball keeps clouding up on the final champion for the New Year's Day Classic. I keep seeing red and orange intertwined. Closing my eyes and taking a blind leap, I foresee a co- championship shared by Texas and Arkansas. My reasoning is quite simple. Texas will still be good enough to beat Arkansas (and how I hale to say thai) but won'l be quite dominating enough lo overpower the rest of the league. Some team will ambush the Horns along the way, resulling in a tie at the top. The Hogs, on the other hand, have the talent, if young, and will somehow struggle to win those important November games for a change. They won't win in Austin this year but half of the champion's crown will be red. The choice for second is much easier. There was a bit of hesitation between Texas A&M and Texas Tech, but Tech won my vote. The Aggies may have all Ihose good young players, but Tech would seem to have Ihe stamina to last down the home stretch. It won'l be easy lo replace Joe Barnes at quarterback, but the Red Raiders can take their pre- conference warrn-ups breaking in a new one. The men from Lubbock play Iowa Slale, New Mexico, Oklahoma State, and Arizona. The two Big Eight foes may give the Raiders a few scares, but they should win both. But the replacement for Barnes must come in a hurry because they play Texas September 28 at home. Texas A&M fielded the youngest team in the conference next to Arkansas and return some truly talented players. Last year's homecoming thriller in the Ozarks was a portent of future conference giants. The Hogs won 14-10over Ihe Cadets, but it was a hard-fought victory. A&M, for once in their scheduling history, decided not breeze. They finished strong]* last year with a number thfJ tagged to their record. Perhaps Al Conover will thorw another chair through the window lo produce some wins. The 1973 Mustangs were a big disappointment. They not only didn'l live up to expectations bul ended up on NCAA probation. But the Methodists have one advantage up their helmets. Their schedule (with the exception of Ohio State) looks as though John Wesley made it out. North Texas Oregon Stale, and Virginia Tech shouldn't prove to be too difficlut for the Ponies. But like to play Ihe lop four leams in the their counterparts at Tech, they nation before enlering the must find a quarterback and that Miller wins Westchester for sixth victory of tour By BOB GREEN AP Golf Writer HARRISON, Ny. (AP) — "I've really been in contention, in position to win, seven times this year — and I've won six," Johnny Miller said. "You shouldn't win more lhan one oul of three. "It's a joke, really, a joke." But Miller, who scored his sixth victory of the season by a record 19-under par score in the rich Westchester Golf Classic, was dead serious Sunday when he said he would skip next year's PGA national championship if he is not allowed to use his regular tour caddy — Andy Martinez. "If I can't use my caddy, I definitely will not play in the PGA," Miller said after his final round 67, five-under-par, had provided him with a two- stroke victory over journeyman Don Bies, with Tom Weiskopf and Jack Niclaus once against frustraled, unsuccessful chal- lengers. Miller's 269 total was a record for the 6,614-yard Wesl- chester Country Club course. He collected $50,000 from Ihe lotal purse of $250,000, pushed his leading money winning total to $255,567 and, with six titles, has won twice as many tourna- menls as any other player on the tour this season. "I owe this one to my caddy," the 27-year-old Miller said. He explained that his professional, touring caddy, Andy Martinez, helped him correct a flaw in his swing early last week and made another correction in his putting stroke. The PGA national championship is one of the game's four major tests. The Masters and U.S. Open also prohibit the use of touring caddies, but Miller said those are exceptions and he could continue to play in those tournamenls. Bies, who has never won, had a final 66 for 271. Yankees running for Al Pennant By FRED ROTHENBERG AP Sports Writer Unknown pitcher Larry Gura struck another blow for the underdog and the New York Yankees had a new pitcher and a pennant race. "If you can't beat the best you're hurting anyway," said Gura after Graig Nettles's run- scoring single in the ninth inning knocked off the California Angels 2-1. "So you might as well find out right away what's gonna happen." The triumph, the Yankees' fifth straight, placed them five games behind the front-running Boston Red Sox in the American League East. Elsewhere in the AL, the Oakland A's blasted Boston 7 3; the Detroit Tigers shaded the Texas Rangers 6-5; the Minnesota Twins tripped the Baltimore Orioles 5-1; the Kansas City Royals blanked the Milwaukee Brewers 2-0, and the Chicago White Sox took a pair of 8-5 games from the Cleveland Indians. Gura, called up from Syracuse in the International League a week ago, was making his first American League appearance. He had spent much of his career in the minor leagues with Tacoma and Wichita and parts of four seasons with the Chicago Cubs in the National League. Twins 5, Orioles 1 Ross Grimsley gave up hits in only one inning — the sixth — but that was too much for the Baltimore pilcher and the Orioles. A bases-loaded double down the left-field line by Larry Hisle ended a no-hit bid by Gnmsley, and the Baltimore starter was gone before the inning ended. Oakland 7, Boston 0 Manager Alvin Dark would love to let Ken Holtzman work once a week, if he can pitch a five-hitler each time out. In an unusual move, Dark gave Holtzman six days off before taking on te Red Sox, who wouldn't mind if the Oakland left-hander rests whenever the A's hil town. Tigers 6, Kaiigers 5 Gene Lamont hit a Iwo-oul game-Lying home run in the bottom of the ninth immig, then Ron LeFlore doubled and Gar> Sutherland singled hun home, sending Detroit past Texas Steve Foucaull, 6-7, who took over in the sixth with a 5-2 lead, was the loser. The victory went to reliever John Killer, 158. Royals 2, Brewers 0 Orlando Cepeda's tie-breaking ninlh-inning single pushed a pitching duel into Bruce Dal Canton's victory column. One-out singles by Amos Otis and Hal McRae chased Milwaukee starter Kevin Kobel, 610, who brought a three-hit shutout into the inning. Chicago 8-8, Cleveland 5-5 Jorge Orta ripped four singles, two of them during a six- nan third inning that carried the White Sox to a second-game victory for a sweep of their doubleheader against the Indians. Chicago took the opener with Ken Henderson, Carlo May and Ed Herrmann driving in two runs apiece and Wilbur Wood recording his 19th victory of the season. SMU ready «. for penalties by the ^ f CAA DALLAS (AP) - Southern Methodist University officials braced today for official announcement of a series of penalties—including a two-year probation for the football team—imposed on the Southwest Conference school. The announcement will be made today in Kansas City by National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) officials. SMU officials ui Dallas confirmed in advance that the school will be slapped with a two-year football (jrobation, which includes a ban on postseason play and television appearances, and a sunilar one- year ban on its basketball team. School officials said thev considered the punishment harsh since it was SMU itself which had publicly disclosed internal steps to correct alleged irre- ^ulanLies in its football pru- urain. The irregularities included bonus payments to football plavors for special plavs conference wars. Their hardest opponent is LSU, but with Clemson, Washington, and Kansas (who will be a rugged foe); the Aggies can hope to break even on their non- conference schedule. The big thing is for these youngsters to maintain optimism before their "real" season in SWC play. Number four will be Rice, followed closely by SMU. The only thing which troubles me about Rice is their impossible schedule. They play Houston, LSU, and Notre Dame. If their players can somehow survive three debacles, then the conference race will seem like a injuries aren't a with their lack of hope problem depth. The cellar may prove to be. the biggest fight. TCU and Baylor look as though they will battle it out for the bottom position. Baylor may have an, edge in their fine quarterback, Neal Jeffrey. TCU just faces another long season. But both these church schools will need a miracle to challenge in the conference. And that's my prognosis, in a nutshell. Only time and the end of November will see if I am vindicated. If I'm wrong; well, no one's perfect. Moses may join Stars instead of Maryland team COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The tug-of-war over Moses Malone continues, a week before the 6-foot-ll basketball star is scheduled to start classes as a freshman at the University of Maryland. Working against a Sept. 1 deadline of the American Basketball Association, the Utah Stars have offered Malone a contract described by an ABA source as worth more than $1 million. An early decision of the immediate playing future could be forthcoming this morning at Malone's home in Petersburg Va. ' An ABA spokesman said James Collier, new president of the Stars, was to meet at the Malone home along with Arnie Pen-in, the Utah general manager, and Morris "Bucky" Buck waiter, the team's director of player personnel. Neither Malone nor his mother were available for comment Sunday night, but the Richmond Times-Dispatch quoted a friend of the family as saying that Malone told him, "I'm going to sign with the Stars." -Hope (Ark.) Star photo by Connie Hendrix Solunar Tables The schedule of Solunar Periods, as printed below, lias been taken from Richard Alden Knight's SOLUNAR iAbi.h.i> Flan your days so that you will be fishing in good territory or hunting in good cover during these to uKer " V ° U MSh l ° fm<J the bCSt SP ° rt that each day haS A.M. P.M- Major Minor 12:35 7:10 1:25 8:00 2.10 8:45 Aug. 26 27 28 29 ;u l)a> Mondav Tuesdas Wednesday Thursday Kridav Saturda) 2:55 3:35 4.15 9:25 10:05 10:15 Sunda\ 4.55 11:25 Major 1:05 1:55 2:40 3:20 4:05 4:45 4:25 Minor 7:40 6:25 9:05 9:50 10:30 11:05

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