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Page Four 1IOPK (AHK.) STAR Wednesday, August 28, 1974 Star Sports No one player dominates Who will win the Heisman? ler winning over Oriofa.$ Rangers now riding in third place By ALEX SACHARE AP Sports Writer On the field, the Texas Hangers have been one of baseball's big surprises. Tuesday night's w-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles boosted Texas' record to 67-£,3, good for third place in the American League West. Elsewhere in the American league, New York beat Minnesota 4-2, Oakland edged Milwaukee 3-2, California trimmed Detroit 7-6, Boston defeated Chicago 6-1 and Cleveland heat Kansas City xw-8 in the opener of their rjoubleheader, then lost to the Royals 13-2. Ferguson Jenkins allowed just five Oriole hits in boosting his record to 19-11, the only Baltimore run scoring on an infield single by Paul Blair, a bloop hit on a hit-and-run play by Tommy Davis and a for- ceout. Texas scored its runs in the first inning against Jim Palmer, 4-10, on Dave Nelson's single and back-to-back RBI doubles by Cesar Tovar and Jeff Burroughs. Jenkins made them stand up. Yanks 4, Twins 2 Roy White's two-run, bases- loaded single in the seventh inning highlighted a four-run | rally that boosted the Yankees to victory. New York loaded the basts against Minnesota starter Bill Hands, 4-5, on two singles and a walk with none out. Pinch hitter Bill Sudakis drove in the Ayala's fcomer carries Jtflefs By BRUCE LOWITT AP Sports Writer Cuno Barragan, where are you now? And wherever you are, stay away from Benny Ayala. Benny Ayala, a 23-year old outfielder, joined an elite group — if 39 other players can be called elite — Tuesday night when, in his first major league at-bat, he slugged a home run. The line-drive shot triggered a three-run second inning that carried the New York Mets to a 4-2 victory over the Houston Astros. In Tuesday night's other National League games, the Cincinnati Reds blanked Philadelphia 3-0, the Ix)s Angeles Dodgers clubbed the Cubs 12-5, the Pittsburgh Pirates swamped San Francisco 13-2, the San Diego Padres beat St. I/mis 3-1 and the Montreal Expos defeated Atlanta 6-1. J Ayala had been recalled from Tidewater of the International league earlier Tuesday and started off with a bang, jumping on a Tom Griffin fastball and powdering it over the 341- foot sign down the left field if alone on verge of turning pro PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — Whiz kid Moses Malone appeared on the verge today of becoming the first player ever to go directly from high school into professional basketball — if, indeed, he hadn't already done it. A source close to the 19-year- old Petersburg High School star said Tuesday night Malone already had signed with the Utah Stars of the American Basket- ball Association, but Malone refused early today either to confirm or deny the report. It was learned, however, that Malone, his mother and three executives of the ABA team were booked on an Eastern Air Lines flight leaving nearby Richmond for New York this morning. It was learned Malone met with Driesell during the evening, but he declined comment Baseball Scores American League Boston New York Baltimore Cleveland Milwaukee Detroit Oakland :Kan City Texas Chicago Minnesota California East W L 71 56 66 62 63 64 63 64 62 68 60 69 West 74 56 69 60 67 63 64 65 63 67 51 79 Pet. .559 .516 .496 .496 .477 .465 .569 .535 .515 .496 .485 .392 GB 5% 8 8 12 7 9% By The Associated Press National League East W L Pet. GB Pittsburgh 67 61 .523 St. Louis 66 63 .512 IVfe Philaphia 64 65 .496 3^ Montreal 59 67 .468 7 New York 56 70 .444 10 Chicago 52 73 .416 13R West IXDS Angeles 81 47 ' Tuesday's Results " California 7, Detroit 6, 13 innings . Oakland 3, Milwaukee 2 Cleveland 12-2, Kansas City 813 New York 4, Minnesota 2 Texas 2, Baltimore 1 Boston 6, Chicago 1 Wednesday's Games California (Tanana 9-15) at Detroit (Lolich 15-15), N Oakland (Hunter 19-10) at Milwaukee (Colborn 8-10 or Rodriguez 6-4), N Cleveland (G. Perry 16-9) at Kansas City (Fitzmorris 10-3). N New York (Dobson 12-14) at Minnesota (Decker 13-10), N S Baltimore (McNally 12-9) at Texas ( Hargan 10-8 or Brown 910), N Boston (Tiant 20-8) at Chicago (Johnson 5-2), N Thursday's Games Baltimore at Texas, N Boston at Chicago, N Only games scheduled Cincinnati Atlanta Houston San Fran San Diego 79 71 66 57 50 51 58 62 72 79 .633 .608 .550 .516 .442 .388 3 10M: 15 24 Vz line. One out later, Teddy Martinez singled and Tug McGraw and Jim Gosger walked, then Felix Millan lined a single to left for two more runs. Reds 3, Phillies 0 Tony Perex slammed a Dick p Ruthven curve ball into right- center field for a two-run double in the sixth inning that carried Jack Billingham and the Reds past Philadelphia. Dodgers 10, Cubs 5 Jimmy Wynn hit a two-run homer and Bill Buckner and Joe Ferguson slugged solo homers to lead the Dodgers' 13- hit attack against the Cubs. Jose Cardenal and Jerry Morales hit two-run homers for Chicago, which had a 5-4 lead before the Dodgers ripped Rick Reuschel for three runs in the third, two on Bill Russell's bases-loaded single. Pirates 13, Giants 2 Al Oliver drove home five runs, four of them with a double and a single in Pittsburgh's nine-run third inning, and helped Dock Ellis to breeze to his eighth straight victory. The Bucs paraded 14 batters to the plate in the third. Padres 3, Cardinals 1 Homers by Willie McCovey and Dave Winfield off Bob Gibson wrecked the Cards. Gibson permitted only four hits but issued three walks, two of them preceding Dave Hilton's run- scoring single in the second inning. Expos 6, Braves 1 Homers by Bob Bailey and Ron Fairly and two-run singles by Mike Jorgensen and Jim Northrup gave Montreal all the runs they needed to turn back the Braves. Tuesday Tuesday's Results Cincinnati 3, Philadelphia 0 New York 4, Houston 2 MontiaalG, Atlanta 1 San Diego 3, St. Ixmis 1 Ix)s Angeles 12, Chicago 5 Pittsburgh 13, San Francisco 2 Wednesday's Games Houston (Dierker8-8) at New York (Matlark 11-10) Pittsburgh (Reuss 14-9) at San Francisco (Barr 10-7) Cincinnati (Gullett 15-6) at Philadelphia (Carlton 14-9), N Atlanta (Morton 13-7) at Montreal (Walker v/A), N St. Louis (McGlothen 14-3) at San Diego (Grief 6-15), N Chicago (Hooton 4-10) at 10s Angeles (Sutton 12-8), N Thursday's Games Pittsburgh at San Francisco Houston at New York St. Louis at San Diego, N Chicago at Los Angeles, N Only games scheduled Aug 28 Solumir 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 da> has to offer Date A.M ^ M Major Minor Minor Day Wednesday Thursday , . JctV 2.10 2:55 3:35 4:15 8:15 9:25 10:05 10:45 11 'i A 20 4 05 •1 45 4:25 Minor 9:U5 9.50 10:30 11:05 11:45 first run with a sacrifice fly, Sandy Alomar's single again loaded the bases and White followed with his go-ahead hit. Bobby Murcer's single delivered the fourth New York run. Angels 7, Tigers 6 Bob Oliver's sacrifice fly in the 13th inning drove in the winning run for the Angels. Ellie Rodriguez led off the 13th with a double, moved to third on Bobby Heise's bunt and scored on Oliver's fly ball to left. A's 3, Brewers 2 Mike Hegan, who entered the game at the start of the eighth inning as a defensive replacement, committed an error that let in a pair of runs as the A's turned a 2-1 defeat into a 3-2 victory. With Bert Campaneris on third and two out, Reggie Jackson was intentionally walked. After Jackson stole second, Sal Bando hit a bouncer to Don Money who threw to Hegan at first, but Hegan dropped the ball and Campaneris scored to tie the game. Joe Rudi followed with a single to center, bringing in Jackson with the winning run. Red Sox 6, White Sox 1 Reggie Cleveland got the starting nod when Juan Marichal came up ailing, and he responded by pitching Boston to a 6-1 victory, scattering seven hits over the first eight innings. Indians 2-2, Royals 8-13 Rico Carty's second run-scoring double of the game drove in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning for the Indians, who added four runs in the ninth, three of them on John Ellis' bases-loaded triple. In the second game, Nelson Briles pitched a five-hitter and coasted behind a seven-run first-inning uprising by the Royals. NFL players reject owners'latest offer CHICAGO (AP) — The striking National Foootball League Players Association voted 25-1 Tuesday night to reject management's latest offer but the players will remain in their training camps, Ed Garvey, executive director of the players association, announced early Wednesday morning. By CONNIE HENDRtX Star Features Editor Who will win the Heisman Trophy this year? A better question would be: which school will put on the best publicity campaign for their particular player? Performance is a major criterion for the HeLsman, but a few good press notices doesn't hurt a potential candidate. It also helps to be an offensive player, particularly a quarterback or running back. A lineman might be the best player in America, but he doesn't score points. He only helps make or prevent them. Certain conferences and particularly some schools seem to dominate the balloting. It has been a long time since a Southwest Conference player has been named. To be precise, Texas A&M's John Crow won in 1957. No one since then has really come close. The SEC has also been lacking strong challengers, although Auburn's Pat Sullivan won in 1971. The Big 10, Big 8, and the Pacific Coast Conference usually control the votes along with Notre Dame. Oklahoma will probably be crankine UD another high- powered campaign for their flashy running back, Joe Washington. Things didn't go according to schedule for Southern Cal's Anthony Davis, but maybe this fall will be different. Tom Clements of Notre Dame and Ohio State's Archie Griffin will undoubtedly finish high in the balloting. Texas's galloping Longhorn, Roosevelt Leaks, will be lost for probably the entire season to a knee injury. That finishes his hopes as a Heisman hopeful. To win the Heisman Trophy, a player should have these three qualities: have a good year in terms of statistics, play on a major college power (it also helps if one's team is winning) and be a senior. None of these are listed in terms of importance. Gary Beban of UCLA beat out O.J. Simpson for that last reason. This year may see the end of that unofficial "senior" clause. There are simply too many good players who aren't seniors and who deserve to be considered. Individual and team won-lost records won't hurt a candidate, but they sure will help. Television exposure also enhances a player's chances. Jim Plunkett may have won in 1970 because of a fine winning performance on national television over Arkansas. The lack of tube access may hurt the Sooners 1 Washington due to NCAA probations. But who will win the Hesiman Trophy? There are already several candidates being pushed hard by their schools and coaches. Taking each individually and remembering past voting procedures, here arc a few at a quick glance. Tom Clements of Notre Dame would seem to have the inside track. Returning as a starter from the 1973 championship team, he will automatically receive coverage as the quarterback manning Irish hopes. One more significant fact: Clements is a senior. Ohio State's Archie Griffin has the eye-popping statistics necessary for a Heisman winner. Only a junior, he returns as an All-American running back from last season's team. His Buckeyes will probably finish in the top five. But his junior status hurts. If there is an equally outstanding senior, Archie will simply have to wait his turn until next year. Anthony Davis has two things going for him: He is a senior and the Trojans will be good this fall. Anthony had a "bad" year for him in 1973 only 1100 Connors, Nastase admit: 'We're no court angels' yards rushing. His biggest roadblock will be the nationally televised Notre Dame-USC duel on November 30. if Davis or the Trojans stumble, it's unlikely that the voters can forget a sight still fresh in their memories. Running Back Joe Washington carries Sooner hopes this fall. Joe had to replace Greg Pruitt and he did the job so well, some fans were saying, "Greg who"? But Joe, in addition to his junior classification, has one very big hurdle to overcome. There will be a terrific prejudice against the whole OU team for their recruiting irregularities. Some of that feeling may be channeled into votes against Washington. Others who may come into the sports spotlight are Con- dredge Holloway, the jitter-bug quarterback of Tennessee; Dave Humm, the smooth operator of Nebraska's offense; Southern Cal's cool quarterback Pat Haden; or another Husker player in running back Tony Davis. There is always the chance that none of the above may be accepting that prestigious trophy in mid-December. The winner might be a darkhorse and surprise all the experts. It'd be nice for a change. FOREST HILLSn N. Y. (AP) — Jimmy Connors and Hie Nastase agree that they are not angels on the tennis court, but insist that if they were nicer people they would be poorer players. "I try to be good but I get so wrapped up in my concentration that I sometimes let my temper fly loose," says Connors. "Sure, I could restrain myself," adds Nastase, "but I wouldn't play as well. When I act up on the court, it serves as an escape valve for me. It helps my game." Connors, the reigning Wimbledon champion who is seeded No.l in the U. S. Open starting today, and Nastase, formerly No.l in the world, are the "Peck's Bad Boys" of the court. They are close friends, dou- bles partners and members of the same managerial stable conducted by Bill Riordon of Salisbury, Md. They are both mavericks in spirit. Nastase is the more flagrant of the two. He constantly feuds with officials, jests with the fans and uses every device possible to break the concentration of his opponents. Defending champion John Newcombe of Australia was quoted in a national magazine this week as saying that Connors' problem is that he strives to be like Nastase yet it never quite comes off. "You know, Nastase says funny things," Newcombe said, "and Connors can't say funny things." But Newcombe doesn't underrate the ability of the 21-year- old whiz whom most observers believe will play him for the championship Sept. 8. "You can never stop thinking against Connors," the mustachioed Australian said. "He sniffs an opening and dives for it." The brilliant Connors is trying to live down the reputation that he is a brash, cocky kid. He takes no relish in being a court rebel. He is always vowing that he will behave better, promises he especially makes to his bride-to-be, pretty Chris Evert, who will be shooting for her llth straight tournament victory during the next two weeks. Success comes from investing YOUR best in the BEST! mm BURNS A\erc^ \Wa/i/ ^ HOPE. ARKANSAS Arm, not foot may be Trojans' look this fall LOS ANGELES (AP) - The University of Southern California has turned out a long list of quality tailbacks. Anthony Davis is now a senior, yet Coach John McKay says the forward pass might carry the Trojans to a fourth national championship in 12 years. The Trojans, who fell from No. 1 to No. 8 in The Associated Press college football ranking with a o-2-l record last season, appear to have the horses to romp tailback Davis away for long gains. However, McKay leaves little doubt that Pat Haden's accurate, strong right arm will be the basis of Southern Cal's I- formation attack in 1974. "Haden will have as good a year as we let him have," said McKay of his &-foot senior quarterback "He's a super player ... the greatest passer I've ever seen. "I thought he should have passed more last year, and he will pass more this year," said the coach who had national champions in 1962, 1967 and 1972. Meantime, McKay experts the 5-foot-9 Davis to bounce back from a "disappointing" year in which he gained 1,112 yards and scored 15 touchdowns. MONEY won't buy a good night's sleep Poorly invested, it can have you climbing the wall with worry and frustration. But place it in an insured savings account and it earns the top dollar. Certificates pay even more depending upon the maturity. Invest in some peace of mind with the help of an account in our association. Try it! Hope Federal Savings & Loan Association —Hope (Ark.) Star photo by Cpaaile ••HIT 'EM AGAIN, hit 'em again, harder, harder" might be the unspoken slogan around the linemen's practice sessions. It will be that trout wall which will be a Bobcat asset once the season starts. WRESTLING HOPE'S FAIR PARK COLISEUM FRIDAY NIGHT AUGUST 30,8:30 FEATURE EVENT: (Seven Man Russian Style Battle Koyal) Winner to receive eight hundred added purse to be eliminated each wrestler must be tossed over the top rope. Battle royal to be last event on card. _ CONTESTANTS FOR BATTLE ROYAL: KENMANTEll, BUCKROBIEY, CHIEF THUNDERCLOUD, ROCKET MONRE, TONY ROSSO, INCA PERU FRANK GOODISH MAIN EVENT: KENMANTELl VS ROCKET MONROE SEMI FINAL EVENT: BUCK ROBLEY VS CHIEF THUNDERCLOUD FIRST BOUT: TONY ROSSO vs INCA PERU (These three bouts will be held before the Battle Royal) This battle Koyal should provide local fans the most exciting action and possibly the bloodest ever seen in Hope. The ringside chairs will be moved back for the safety of the fans. TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW AT THE SEVEN ELEVEN STORE ON WEST THIRD AND WASHINGTON ST. IN HOPE. ^RINGSIDE $2 ^ _

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