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Page Pour HOPE (ARK.) STAR Hope stf Star Sports Prodigal Son returns to Redskins Vikings are team in NFL Wednesday, September 4, 19?4 biii St Louis takes two from Expo s By ALEX SACHARE AP Sports Writer The Montreal Expos stopped !x)U Brock in the opener of heir twi-night doublchcader Cuesday. Brock was retired in >ach of his four trips to the )latc, although the Cards post- id a 5-1 victory. But the Expos ran out of luck n the second game, won by St. x>uis 8-4, and Brock swiped his Oth base of the season. That heft, in his 136th game, left Brock just five short of Maury Wills' record of 104 stolen bases set in 1962. Elsewhere in the National League. Pittsburgh beat Phlla- ielphia 8-2, Cincinnati defeated Houston 7-5, San Francisco outscored Los Angeles 9-5, Atlanta appcd San Diego 7-2 and New Stork swept a pair from Chi.-ago 2-0 and 11-4. The sweep moved the Cards .0 within two games of the .Tont-running Pirates in the NL East. Reggie Smith slammed two iome runs and Joe Torre belt- ad one to power the Cardinals .n the opener, while a pair of ;wo-run doubles by Ken Reitz teyed the attack in the second game. Pirates 8, Phils Z Jim Rooker, 11-10, pitched a lix-hittcr for the Pirates and Hogs need more defense FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Razorbacks need more work defensively before facing the University of Southern California, Frank Broyles, head Arkansas football coach, said Tuesday. "It is hard to get our defense adjusted," Broyles said. "Southern Cal runs as many as 25 variations of the I-formation, and it is difficult for a defense to handle such a large number of sets." Junior Noseguard Wayman Hawkins sprained an ankle during the workout Tuesday. also contributed with the bat. His double started Pittsburgh on its way to a seven-run outburst in the fifth inning, and his two-run single capped that rally. Richie Zisk's bases-loaded triple was the big hit in the middle of the Pirates' seven- run explosion. Giants 9, Dodgers 5 John Montefusco, promoted to the Giants on Monday from their Phoenix farm club, took over with none out in the first inning and the Giants trailing 42 and checked the Dodgers on just one run the rest of the way for the victory. The Giants moved in front 6-4 in the second when Dodger starter Doug Rau issued three walks and then Gary Matthews belted the first grand-slam of his career. They added two runs in the third when Montefusco, in his first time at bat of the year, belted a two-run homer. Reds 7, Astros 5 The Reds scored a pair of runs in the ninth to beat Houston. Pinch-hitter Terry Crowley led off with a walk and moved to third on an errant pickoff throw. Crowley held third when Pete Rose beat out a high hopper to shortstop for a single, but came home on Joe Morgan's single. Braves 7, Padres 2 Mike Lum drove in the tie- breaking run and then scored what proved to be the winning run in the sixth inning for the Braves, who added four unearned tallies in the eighth. Lum's line drive to right scored Dusty Baker, who had walked and stolen second. Lum scored when Craig Robinson bounced a single through the middle. Mets 2-11, Cubs 0-4 John Milner drove in the only runs of the opener with a homer and a single, then highlighted a five-run rally in the seventh inning of the nightcap with a two-run single. By HOWARD SMITH AP Sports Writer Duane Thomas, the Washing- I Ion Redskins' own prodigal son, returned to the fold Tuesday and promised to behave himself. "He .said he was sorry," explained Coach George Allen after reinstating Thomas. "He does not want to play for any other team." Thomas, a gifted but unpredictable running back, was sent packing a week ago after an altercation with assistant coach Charlie Waller in which he reportedly grabbed Waller by the collar, cursed at him, accused him of racism and threatened to punch him. Later Thomas apologized and asked to rejoin the team. "It was my toughest decision ever as a coach," said Allen. "It'll be unpopular with a lot of people. My first consideration was for the team. Duane can help us ... he has made so much progress I wanted to give him a second chance." Thomas started his career with Dallas and was instrumental in the Cowboys' victory over Miami in Super Bowl VI. He then was sent to New England, back to Dallas and on to San Diego, leaving angry, frustrated coaches in his wake. He came to Washington last year but was used only sparingly, gaining fewer than 100 yards on 32 carries. With the departure of Charlie Harraway to the World Football League, Thomas had ap- parently won the starting fullback job in Washington. Elsewhere in the National Footbll League, the Los Angeles Rams signed veteran center Bill Curry, president of the NFL Players Association, to a one-year contract. Curry was cut five days ago by the Houston Oilers. A Rams' spokesman said Curry passed a physical examination before signing the contract. The 32-year-old lineman Kucek leads White Sox to victory By KEN RAPPOPORT AP Sports Writer Jack Kucek has always had the equipment to make it in the major leagues. Now he has the confidence. Making only his third start in the American League, the swift, young Chicago White Sox pitcher won his first game in All-Stars defeat Russia LOS ANGELES (AP) — The United States College All-Star team, using superior speed and quickness, blazed by the USSR national basketball team 104-77 in the Los Angeles Sports Arena Tuesday night. Ron Lee, a 6-foot-4 guard from Oregon, led the U.S. with 18 points in the opener of a six- game series with the Russians. David Thompson, a consensus All-American from North Carolina State, threw in 15 points before fouling out with more than 13 minutes left. The game was played under international rules, which usually makes for considerable fouling. A total of 73 infractions were whistled by the officials. Four Americans and one Russian fouled out. The Americans raced to a 164 lead early in the game and had three leads of 17 points before settling for a 52-43 halftime edge. The Russians cut the lead to seven at the start of the second half, but the Americans ran away from their slower opponents, opening their largest lead at the inal whistle. The Russians were led by Alexander Salnikov with 21 points. He was backed up by Ivan Yedeshko with 14 and Uri Pavlov and Alexander Belov with 12 each. A disappointing crowd of 2,064 showed up to see the battle. The series moves to Seattle, Wash., Wednesday and then on to Spokane, Wash., for two games at the World's Fair. Brock creeps closer to record Baseball Scores ST. LOUIS (AP) - "I hit the ball well but out. At least it wasn't one of those nights when I bombed," unflappable Lou Brock noted. The fleet St. Louis Cardinal, closing in one two of baseball's most coveted records, was sidetracked momentarily by the Montreal Expos in a National League doubleheader Tuesday By The Associated Press National League East W L Pet. GB Pittsburgh 73 63 .537 St. Louis 71 65 .522 2 Philaphia 66 70 .485 7 New York 62 71 .466 9% Montreal 61 72 .459 10V4 Chicago 55 77 .417 16 West Los Angeles 84 51 .622 — Cincinnati 82 54 .603 2 Atlanta 76 61 .555 9 Houston 69 66 .511 15 San Fran 62 74 .456 22% San Diego 50 87 .365 35 Tuesday's Results New York 2-11, Chicago 0-4 St. Louis 5-fl, Montreal 1-4 Pittsburgh 8, Philadelphia 2 Atlanta 7, San Diego 2 Cincinnati 7, Houston 5 San Francisco 9, Los Angeles 5 Wednesday's Games New York (Sadecki 6-7) at Chicago (Stone 6-4) Montreal (Blair 8-6) at St. Louis (Foster 7-9), N Cincinnati (Billingham 17-6) at Houston (Wilson 10-10), N San Francisco (Caldwell 13-3) at Los Angeles (Zahn 2-4), N San Diego (Mclntosh 0-0) at Atlanta (Leon 3-5 or Krause 42)N Only games scheduled Thursday's Games Philadelphia at Chicago Only game scheduled American League East W L Pet. Boston New York Baltimore Cleveland Milwaukee Detroit 72 71 69 66 65 63 62 63 65 66 71 72 .537 .530 .515 .496 .478 .467 GB 1 3 5Ms 8 9% Oakland Texas Kan City Chicago Minnesota California .581 .518 .511 .493 .493 .382 8 9V 12 12 27 West 79 57 71 66 69 66 67 69 67 69 52 84 Tuesday's Results Cleveland 6-4, Detroit 1-5, 2nd game 11 innings Chicago 2, Kansas City 1 Oakland 7, California 0 Texas 6, Minnesota 3 Only games scheduled Wednesday's Games Boston (Moret 7-7) at Baltimore (Palmer 4-10), N Milwaukee (Kobel 6-11) at New York (Medich 16-12) Cleveland (J. Perry 14-10) at Detroit (Coleman 11-12), N Chicago (Kaat 14-13) at Kansas City (Splittorff 13-14), N California (Hassler 3-9) Oakland (Blue 14-12), N Minnesota (Goltz 7-7) Texas (Jenkins 20-11), N Thursday's Games Milwaukee at Boston, N Minnesota at Kansas City, N Texas at Oakland, N Chicago at California, N Only games scheduled at at But, after a home run spree by his teammates won the first contest 5-1, Brock was at his reckless best again with a stolen base and a near miss in the nightcap. He singled twice, pirated second base in the third inning and was safe via another umpire's ruling as the Cards won the second game going away &4. Ted Sizemore, however, walked on the same pitch as the second theft, and the 35-year-old outfielder was content to remain at No. 99. "I can wait, I've got plenty of time," Brock said teasingly afterward to reporters who clustered at his locker in the Cards' clubhouse. "It's you guys who are worried," tie added, a twinkle in his eye. "You don't know when I'm going to be doing what I'm going to do." Brock, by virtue of his steal, moved four from the NL career theft record of 738 set by the Pittsburgh Pirates' Max Carey in 1929. After that it's only one more until he reaches the one-season majors standard of 104 set by Maury Wills, and Brock indicated he's visited long distance with the former Los Angeles Dodgers star. "Maury's always been nice about my going after it," he said. "It's history versus what's new. One of the things this does is make Maury current again in people's minds." Able to reach base in 32 of the Cards' 33 previous games during his record pursuits, Brock was blanked by the Expos' Tom Walker, Ernie Me Anally and Dale Murray in the opener. But in the nightcap, after retiring him on a lengthy fly ball, Montreal's Steve Rogers, 12-19, was greeted by a ringing hit off Brock's bat to start the third. Brock waited until the count was 1-1 con Sizemore, then broke fast and was safe by a wide margin ahead of Expos catcher Barry Foote's throw. "The most important thing is to be calm and give good, high- quality concentration on what you're doing," he confided. "And never be afraid of getting thrown out," he added. "If a guy's afraid of getting thrown out he's never going to make it." AHisontopkiyatUof A FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A spokesman for the University of Arkansas said Tuesday that Kent Allison, a 6-foot-6, 205 pounder, has enrolled to play basketball at UA. Coach Eddie Sutton said Allison, who was a two-year letterman at Western Kentucky University, would be eligible this fall. ^ the big leagues Tuesday night, beating the Kansas City Royals 2-1 with late relief help. Kucek, a Miami, Ohio, University student just last year, was picked up by the White Sox in the free agent draft last June. In the other American League games, the Cleveland Indians beat the Detroit Tigers 5-1 in the first game of a doubleheader before losing the second 5-4 in 11 innings; the Texas Rangers stopped the Minnesota Twins 6-3 and the Oakland A's defeated the California Angels 7-0. Kucek struck out six and walked two before leaving in the midst of a Kansas City rally in the eighth inning. Frank White doubled and went to third on a single by Vada Pinson, chasing the White Sox rookie. Terry Forster then gave up a run-scoring single to Cookie Rojas before getting the side out. Chicago jumped on knuck- leballer Bruce Dal Canton, 8-8, for two runs in the first inning on Pat Kelly's leadoff single, Tony Muser's RBI double an out later and Ken Henderson's single to center. Kucek gave up only three hits before the Royals' eighth-inning uprising. Indians 5-4, Tigers 1-5 Gaylord Perry didn't allow a hit for five innings and finished with a six-hitter to pace Cleveland's first-game' victory over Detroit. Tom Veryzer's run-scoring single with two out in the llth inning lifted the Tigers over the Indians in the second game. With one out in the llth inning of the nightcap, Ben Oglivie slammed a double to left. After Reggie Sanders was ind tentionally walked, the runners moved to second and third on an infield grounder before Ver- yzer stroked his game-winning single to left. Rogers 6, Twins 3 Errors by Minnesota infielders Rod Carew and Danny Thompson allowed Jim Fregosi to score with the tie-breaking run and Texas went on to beat the Twins. With the score tied 3-3, Fregosi drew a one-out walk in the sixth inning. After Lenny Handle struck out, Toby Harrah laced a grounder to Carew, who booted the ball. It then bounced toward Thompson, who fielded it but threw wildly to first, the ball bounding into the dugout. A's 7, Angels 0 Ken Holtzman pitched a five- hitter for his 17th victory of the season to lead Oakland over California. The A's took advantage of Nolan Ryan's wildness. The California ace walked eight batters before leaving the game in the fifth inning. had suffered a broken leg last season in a game against the Rams. The Cleveland Browns unloaded their player representative, wide receiver Frank Pitts, sending him to Oakland for an undisclosed draft choice next year. Browns' owner Art Modell said that Pitts' being player representative had nothing to do with the deal, but rumors that he may be heading for the WFL may have. The New York Jets dealt 11- year veteran John Schmidt, their starting center for the past eight years, to the Green Bay Packers. The Dallas Cowboys signed free agent kicker George Hunt to replace cToni Fritsch and Harry Kokolus, both of whom are injured. Matthews hits grand slam LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gary Matthews slugged a grand slam home run and rookie pitcher John Montefusco, making his first major league appearance, turned in a strong relief performance and also homered in his first time at bat to lead the San Francisco Giants past the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-5 Tuesday night. The loss, the Dodgers' fourth in their last five games, trimmed their lead in the National League West to 2% games over Cincinnati. Montefusco, who was called up from the Giants' Phoenix farm club in the Pacific Coast League Monday, took over for starter Ron Bryant in the first inning after Los Angeles had taken a 4-2 lead and got the victory. He went the rest of the way, allowing the Dodgers just one more run. In the top of the second, Matthews followed three walks by Doug Rau with the first grand slam home run of his career. It was his 15th homer of the season. In the Giants' third, Ken Rudolph was hit by a pitch from knuckleballer Charlie Hough with two out and Montefusco followed with his home run. .„ Rosewall challenged in U.S. Open FOREST HILLS, N.Y. (AP) — Vijay Amritrajn the affable Indian with a lethal racket, says he's at his best when he's considered the underdog "I always play better against a guy who is expected to beat me," he said after his 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 triumph Tuesday over Marty Riessen, the No. 11 seed. But Vijay fears his magic carpet might be grounded by Ken Rosewall, his quarter-finals opponent in the $271,720 U.S. Open Tennis Championships. "I fear Rosewall most, and then Connors," said the lanky Amritraj. "Newcombe? He has a big serve and volley but he doesn't move you around so much. With Rosewall and Connors, you're lucky to return their serves." Vijay recalled that he had never beaten the scrappy little Rosewall, who cweighs only slightly less than Atnritraj but stands only 5-foot-6to Amrit- raj's 6-3. By BERT ROSNTHAL AP Sports Writer The National Football Conference's Central Division has been known as the "Black and Blue" Division. A more appropriate name would be "Purple and White," the colors of the Minnesota Vikings. Since the merger of the National and American Football Leagues in 1970 and the formation of the NFC, the Vikings have won three of the four division titles. Prior to that, they won two straight division championships, giving them five titles in the last six years. This season, they should continue that domination, with the Green Bay Packers second, the Detroit Lions third and the Chicago Bears fourth. Last season, the Vikings went about as far as they could go without winning the Super Bowl. They beat Washington 2720 in the opening round of the plyoffs and captured the NFC championship with a 27-10 victory over Dallas before losing to Miami 24-7 in Super Bowl It was the second time they had failed miserably in the Super Bowl. In Super Bowl IV, they were upset by Kansas City 23-7. In other years, they met disappointment even earlier, being bumped from the playoffs before reaching the Super Bowl. Whatever has been lacking in the Vikings to make them NFL champions, Coach Bud Grant' hopes to rectify this season. Minnesota Vikings "We're going into the 1974 season with the same formula as a year ago," says Grant. "We hope we're as successful and get back into the Super Bowl." The Vikings' formula includes an offense considered one of the most varied and unpredictable in the league and a rock- ribbed defense dubbed "The Purple Gang." Fran Tarkenton, one of the game's all-time leading passers — and scramblers — but never a winner until last season, is the guiding force of the offense. His daring, darting tactics continually keep opposing defenses on edge. "I think he's the best quarterback in football," says Grant. That evaluation is open for argument, but there was no room for argument about the league's offensive rookie of the year last season. He was the Vikings' slithery running back, Chuck Foreman. Foreman, also a sure-handed receiver coming out of the backfield, will have young Ed Marinaro and Brent McClaa- ahan, plus veterans Oscar Reed, Bill Brown and Dave Osborn as running mates. Elusive John Gilliam heads the receiving corps, and the offensive line is first-rate with tackles Ron Yary arid Grady Alderman, guards Ed White and Milt Sunde, and center Mick Tingelhoff. The defensive front four is experienced and tough. It includes Alan Page, Carl Eller, Jim Marshall and Gary Larsen. Rapidly improving Jeff Siemon is a fine roving middle linebacker and is flanked by knowledgeable Roy Winston and Wally Hilgenberg. Safety Paul Krause and cornerback Bobby Bryant are the cornerstones of the defensive backfield. 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