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t~agfe f uui HOPE (ARK.) STAR Thursday, September 5, Hope Star Sports NFC By ALEX SACHARE AP Sports Writer The Dallas Cowboys and Washington Cowboys remain the class teams in the Eastern Division of the National Football Conference, but if Bill Her- Reds lose to Houston, Wilson fails on no-hit By ALEX SACHARE AP Sports Writer Don Wilson had a no-hitter after eight innings against the Cincinnati Reds, but was trailing 2-1 because of a costly throwing error by Roger Metzger. Astros manager Preston Gomez lifted him in the bottom of the eighth — to lusty boos from the Astrodome crowd of 8,024 — in favor of pinch-hitter Tommy Hc-ims, who grounded out. Reliever Mike Cosgrove gave up a leadoff single to Tony Per- ez in the lop of the ninth, the Astros failed to tie the score in the bottom half of the inning ami thus Wilson was saddled with the loss. "This was not one of my toughest decisions," said Go- mcx. "You have to do the best job you can and forget the record. The name of the game is to win. To be happy, you have to win." Elsewhere in the National league, Ix)s Angeles beat San Francisco 6-3 in 11 innings, St. Ixniis edged Montreal 5-4, At- Yankees, Red Sox add color to race By KEN RAPPOPORT AP Sports Writer The New York Yankees are red hot. The Boston Red Sox are red-faced. Their individual predicaments have given some color to the American League East race. The Yankees won their 16th game in 20 Wednesday with a 3-0 decision over the Milwaukee Brewers and climbed into a first-place tie with failing Boston in the East. The embarrassed Red Sox made the tie possible by losing a 6-0 decision to the Baltimore Orioles, their sixth straight loss and their ninth in the last 11 games. The win moved the third- place Orioles within two games of the top. ^WW'? M$ en tyj- revita - lizea pitching' staff 'not only beat the Red Sox in their three- game series — they humiliated them with consecutive shutouts. In the other American League games, the Cleveland Indians stopped the Detroit Ti- yers 5-4; the Chicago White Sox trimmed the Kansas City Roy- High School Predictions LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Fort Smith Southside and Rogers may strike a blow for Class AAA-West prestige this week. Southside, favored to repeat as champion of AAA-West, plays Class AAAA North Little Rock Ole Main Friday night. Rogers, considered a threat to Southside in AAA-West, plays Fort Smith Northside Thursday night. Southside is No. 6 in the preseason poll and Ole Main is No. 7. The game is the only one during the opening week of high school football that matches two members of the preseason top 10. Southside has a sound defense and the home field. - SOUTHSIDE 14, NLR OLE MAIN 8. Northside is supposed to be down this year, but the Grizzlies are never down very far. Rogers has the edge in experience and that could be the difference. ROGERS 10, FS NORTHSIDE 7. Ukeside 14, Lake Hamilton 6; Watson Chapel 20, White Hall 8; Bauxite 13, Bryant 7; Carlisle 20, Cabot 15; Lonoke 13, Pembe 7; Searcy 15, Joe T. Robinson 7; Prescott 13, Arkadelphia 10; Hope 14, Ashdown 7; Fairview 7, C'amden 6; Magnolia 13, Crosett 7; Star City 20, Dumas 7; Eudora 13, Grady 7; Rison 14, Fordyce 13; Hamburg 20, Monticello 6; Lake Village 21, Warren 15 and McGehee 22, Dermott 13. Mountain Home 13, Marshall 6; Berryville 20, Huntsville 14; Siloam Srings 13, Bay, Okla., 7; Van Buren 14, Alma 13; De- Queen 13, Mena 7; Paris 20, Bardauelle 6; Atkins 20, Su- buu-Q 14; Waldron 7, Mansfield 6; Pocahontas 13, Gosnell 6; Wynne 20, Newport 14; Osceola 13] Lepanto 7; Paragould 22, RivtTcrest 15; Coming 14 als 7-0; the California Angels defeated the Oakland. A's 5-2 and the Texas Rangers trimmed the Minnesota Twins 1-0. Jim Palmer and Earl Will- arns combined to pace Baltimore's victory over the stumbling Red Sox. Palmer, back on the active roster less than a month after 54 days on the disabled list, hurled a three-hitter. Williams, who has hit eight of his 13 home runs since Aug. 1, clubbed two solo homers and drove in three runs. Yankees 3, Brewers 0 George "Doc" Medich pitched a five-hitter and retired 15 straight batters at one point to pace New York's victory. IXNI Piniella doubled home the first of two runs in the first in- '.n'ing as the Yankees be'at.neme- "s'is Kevin Kobei!''"" Indians 5, Tigers 4 Pinch-hitter Rico Carty's run- scoring single in the eighth inning off Detroit relief ace John Hiller carried Cleveland past Detroit. With the score tied at 4-4, John Ellis led off the eighth with a single off Hiller, 16-10. After Jack Brohamer hit into a forceoul, Buddy Bell laced a single to third, Brohamer taking third. Carty then batted for Tom McCraw and singled to left, bringing home Brohamer with the winning run. White Sox 7, Royals 0 Jim Kaat fired a four-hitter and the Chicago White Sox erupted for six runs and seven hits in the fifth inning to beat Kansas City. Paul Splittorff was the loser. Angels 5, A's 2 Bob Oliver drove in two runs with a double and single to lead California over Oakland. Oliver doubled to drive in Bobby Valentine and then scored himself as the Angels scored twice off losing pitcher Vida Blue in the second inning. Rangers 1, Twins 0 Ferguson Jenkins blanked Minnesota on seven hits for his 21st win and sixth shutout of the season, pitching Texas over the Twins. Ian la beat San Diego 5-3 and New York defeated Chicago 4-2. Wilson, 10-11, lost the game when Melzger threw wildly pasl first on a routine grounder by Pete Rose in the fifth inning, allowing Cesar Geronimo and George Foster to score from second and third. Dodgers 6, Giants .1 Jimmy Wynn's three-run homer in the llth inning powered the Dodgers to victory, maintaining their 2%-game load over Cincinnati in the NL West. The Dodgers and Reds open a crucial three-game set in Cincinnati Friday night. Ferguson's leadoff homer in the ninth inning, his 14th of the year, had lied the game at 3-3. Cards 5, Expos 4 Jim Dwyer's run-scoring pinch-single in the eighth inning drove in the lie-breaking run and gave the Cards their fourth victory in a row, moving St. Ixmis within 1R games of the first-place Pittsburgh Pirates in Ihe NL Easl. Wilh the score tied 4-4, Bake McBride singled lo lead off the eighth, was sacrificed to second, took third on an infield out and scored on Dwyer's single to center. Braves 5, Padres 3 Run-scoring singles by Mike Lum, Dave Johnson and pitcher Max Leon in the seventh inning lifted the Braves to their fourth consecutive victory and saddled San Diego with its ninth slraighl loss. Mcts 4, Cubs 2 "We're doing everything right now," said Manager Yogi Berra, whose Mets stretched .lheir;,win,ning .streak to seven games by completing a three- game sweep over Chicago. Sixth-inning singles by pitcher Ray Sadecki, Bud Harelson, Felix Millan and John Milner produced two runs for the Mels, a bases-loaded walk by Harrelson in the seventh brought in the third and an infield out by Milner in the ninth produced the final run. gey does as much for Philadelphia's defense as Roman Gabriel did for its offense, the Eagles could pull a surprise. Dallas and Washington, proven quanlities, are showing signs of wavering. George Allen's "Over Ihe Hill Gang" of Redskins is one year further over lhat hill, while the World Football League has made considerable inroads into the talented cast of Cowboys. Which lends hope to the other clubs in the NFC East — and of the three, the Eagles seem to be more likely to challenge than the St. Ixniis Cardinals or New York Giants. ; Dallas Cowboys The Cowboys have as much lalenl as ever, bul morale could be a problem. The WFL has signed a host of Dallas stars lo fulure contracts, and how well these lame ducks perform could be a key to the season. "I want them to help us win the Super Bowl," Coach Tom I^andry said. "If they are willing to do lhat, then they're acceptable lo me." By the same token, Landry is not about to make exceptions. Wide receiver Otlo Slowe had been a lame duck, but when I^ndry felt he was not going ASU's Davidson hit by secrecy all-out in preseason practice, he was released. Another \VFL future, running back-receiver Mike Montgomery, is gone, but six prominent ones remain: Calvin Hill, Rayfield Wright, Pat Toomay, Jethro Pugh, D.D. Lewis and Craig Morton. Roger Slaubach is entrenched as the No. 1 quarterback, while Hill, a 1,000-yard gainer in 1973, heads a fine crop of backs that includes stumpy Robert Newhouse and dependable Walt Garrison. Despite the loss of Stowe, there's no shortage of receivers with Bob Hayes, Drew Pearson and Golden Richards at the wide spots and Billy Joe DuPree and Jean Fu- gelt at tight end. The offensive line is solid, as is the entire defensive unit, which has been bolstered by Ed "Too Tall" Jones, a defensive end from Tennessee State who was the No. 1 draft pick in the NFL this year and who should break into the starting lineup. New Vork Giants Bill Arnsparger, former chief aide to Miami Dolphins Coach Don Shtila, inherited a host of questions when he took over as head coach of the New York Giants. Going into the final week of preseason, Arnsparger estimated that 13 starting jobs still were up for grabs and added, "Some of those decisions will go down to the wire." Norm Snead is the No. 1 quarterback, but he's coming off a disappointing season. Veteran Randy Johnson has ability but is committed to the WFL next year. Ron Johnson is a proven star at running back, and Charlie Evans returns at fullback. Among the newcomersn Doug Kotar has been most impressive. Tight end Bob Tucker is th best of a good crop of receivl ers, while rookies John HickJ and Tom Mullen have move into the starting offensive lin<} and should improve throughoul] the season. Defensively, Arnsparger still is feeling his way. End Jack, Gregory and tackle John Men-] denhall are two solid linemenl but the other spots are wide! open. And going into the final! week of the exhibition season,! assorted combinations of line-| backers and secondary person-! nel still were being tested. Philadelphia Eagles Coach Mike McCormack calls I Gabriel, the quarterback obtained from the Los Angeles Rams, the "catalyst" who made the Eagles' offense one of ] the most potent in the league last season. JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — The trappings are more James Bond than football. The enemy's hideout is impenetrable. Secrecy abounds. There's even a code name for the whole shebang — "Operation Turnaround." Arkansas State University Coach Bill Davidson could use one of Bond's super-sensitive listening devices. He would aim it toward I^afayette, La., and the University of Southwestern I/niisiana. "I can'i even find out who's going to start for them," he said. Davidson's Indians open their season against USL Saturday night at Lafayette. USL's practices are closed and the sports information office has reportedly failed to comply with requests for a two- deep roster. The code name is no secret. Callers to the USL athletic department are greeted with "Operation Turnaround." The gimmick apparently is an attempt by new coach Augie Tammariello to erase unfond memories. USL was 0-10 last year. "We're concerned about preparations for 'th;e firpt ball game as far as'beihg in the dark," Davidson said. "We've got to try to prepare for all situations and adjust on the sideline. You've got to hope that you're not too far behind when you find out what what they're doing. They could have a trick play or two every easily." Tammariello was an assistant at the University of Colora- do from 1968 until he accepted the position at USL. "We researched film from Colorado and, in the spring, they were also using the Houston offense." Davidson said. "Defensively, we know one of their defensive coordinators has lies with the University of Maryland that links him to the wide-lackle six." Davidson said he knew USL has nine offensive players and seven defensive players who played against ASU last year. "Their quarterback is a new junior college transfer," Davidson said. "He is supposed to be an option quarterback and supposed to be able to throw the football which is a pretty good combination." Davidson said he understood USL would have a 9.3 sprinter at wide receiver in addition to two receivers that played last year. "I'm really concerned about their throwing game because of the caliber of their receivers," Davidson said. Davidson said the Indians had been hampered for the past week by wet weather. American Cup • eJ , L .,, .. ....".- ' ..;,;r-^ controversy flares up Steelers seek perfect slate in preseason against Pokes Parseghian remembers Rodgers 9 UCLA team National League scoresG New York 4, Chicago 2; Atlanta 5, San Diego 3; St. Louis 5, Mon- lreal 4; Cincinnati 2, Houston 1 and Ixts Angeles 6, San Francisco 3 in 11 innings. Tennis Tourney The Hope Parks and Recre- alion Department has announced thai Ihe first city tennis tournament will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The tournament will be at Fair Park and it will have six age.divisions. In the boy's and girl's division. The groups will be 12 and under, 14 and under, and 16 and under. In ^. men's and women's division, Ihe groups will be 16 and over, 45 and wider, and 46 and over. Trophies will be awarded lo ihe lop two places in each division. For more information, call the Parks Departmenl al 777-8611. NEW YORK (AP) - This was back in May, with the college football season still five months away. Notre Dame's Ara Parseghian, coach of the 1973 national championsn was asked the following question: "Do you remember what happened the last time a team coached by Pepper Rodgers opened against a defending national champion?" Parseghian's answer: "My memory's not that bad." For those whose memories are that bad, what happened was thai in Ihe 1972 opener Rodgers' UCLA team ended Nebraska's dream of an unprecedented third consecutive national crown with a 20-17 upset after the Cornhuskers had won 23 games in a row and had a 32-game unbeaten string. Rodgers has come home to Georgia Tech and on Monday night he gets a chance to upend another national champion when the Yellow Jackels enler- lain Noire Dame before a nationwide television audience (ABC-TV, 9 p.m., EOT). Says Parseghian: "It's an old cliche, but in our case it was never more true, that it is far more difficult staying on top than it is getting there in the first place. But little did we dream lhal between the conclusion of spring practice and the star' .. Mils our prob- !•" Jd be compounded alto an unbelievable de- se-.,hian was referring to .-os of 10 players he expected back, eight of whom were counted on to play key roles this season. Says Rodgers: "Notre Dame's losing ihose players is like tne mart with $10 million who lost $1 million ... he still has $9 million left." Will the Rodgers lightning strike another national champion? It says here Notre Dame will rub salt in Pepper's wounds ... 35-14. Last year's picks produced a final tally of 521 right and 189 wrong with 17 ties for a .734 percentage. The bowl count was 8-3, including Notre Dame's 2423 Sugar Bowl victory over Alabama, which was forecast here as a 27-24 game. UCLA at Tennessee: Next year, UCLA plays Tennessee in Los Angeles. This year, it's Knoxville, Big Orange Country ... Tennessee 21-14. Houston at Arizona State: The winner of this one just might go unbeaten the rest of the way, loo. If you like a dark horse for the national championship try ... Houston 33-14. Eastern Michigan at Miami, Ohio: Miami's 12-game winning streak ties Penn State for the longest such skein in Ihe coun- Iry. No unlucky number this time ... Miami 17-7. Mississippi at Tulane: The Green Wave may be a tidal wave ... Tulane 28-7. North Carolina Stale at Wake Forest: Pity the poor Deacons. They open with the defending Atlantic Coast champs. NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) Controversy flared Wednesday over the upcoming America's Cup competition when two members of the Australian entourage seeking the trophy sneaked aboard United States defender Courageous and found irregularities on the craft. The Australians, reserve skipper John Cuneo of the challenging Southern Cross and an unidentified crew member, sneaked aboard Courageous Monday night and questioned the ability of the boat to pass the stiff construction rules which govern the International 12-meter, class — to which both boats belong. The discussion is over the positioning of two main winch drums which control the jibs. The 12-meter rules say that the boat's deck must be flat except for certain "small" depressions, but the Courageous winch drums are set into a depressed area approximately four feet by four feet. If Ihe International Yachts Racing Union rules the drums must be set on deck, Courageous will have to undergo extensive revisions before the races — scheduled to begin Tuesday. Were the Americans lo sail an illegal craft, the Australians would protest and likely would win — giving the challengers the Cup for the firsl lime since the racing began in 1851. The Australians cwere discovered on the American defender by Joe Bar tram, com- anager of the Courageous syndicate. Barlram asked them lo leave three times before Cuneo and his crew member acceded. DALLAS (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers can claim their first perfect preseason record with a victory over Dallas tonight in Texas Stadium where the Cowboys have never lost an exhibition game. The nationally televised joust in Texas Stadium was the National Football League preseason windup for the two clubs and Ihere's more at stake than records. A sizzling batlle is in progress for Pittsburgh's No. 1 quarterback job with Joe Gil- "liam and Terry Bradshaw hoping to ignite enough fireworks against the Cowboys lo earn Steeler Coach Chuck Noll's favor. Gilliam owned Ihe preseason edge over the sore-armed Bradshaw going into the game. Gilliam has completed an NFL- high nine touchdown passes for 988 yards, connecting on 60 per cent of his aerials. Bradshaw's best outing came lasl Friday nighl in a 21-19 vied tqry over Washingtqn when.he threw 1 ' the' winriing 'ttiucHdown pass. Noll has yet to decide which quarterback will start the regular season against Baltimore Sept. 15. Gilliam will play the first half and Bradshaw the second lonight. Pittsburgh is 5-0 and already assured of its best preseason record ever. The best previous mark was 4-1-1 in 1972. Dallas, plagued by injuries and an inconsjstenl running game, is 3-2. Coach Tom Landry's No. 1 quarlerback Roger Slaubach will sil Ihe game out with rib injuries but is expected to be ready for the regular season opener with Atlanta. Craig Morton was to start for the Cowboys in the 9 p.m., EOT, game with rookie Clint Longley of Abilene Christian in reserve. As of late Wednesday, there were 25,000 tickets available for Ihe contest. In the major training camp developments around the NFL Wednesday, a union leader was put on waivers, while two players committed to the World Football League for the 1975 season gol Ihe axe. The Pittsburgh Steelers asked waivers on veteran defensive tackle Tom Keating, who was a member of the NFL Players Association negotiating com- millee, and receivers John Isenbarger and Dick Witcher were let go by the Chicago Bears. The WFL got another veteran player Wednesday when big, bad Ben Davidson, a 12-year pro, was signed by the Portland Storm. The 6-foot-8, 280-pound defensive tackle was released by the Oakland Raiders Tuesday and might play for the Storm Friday nighl. On Friday nighl, the New York Giants meet the Buffalo Bills, the Cincinnati Bengals play the Green Bay Packers, the St. Louis Cardinals battle the Kansas City Chiefs and the Baltimore Colts lake on the Washington Redskins. Saturday, the New York Jets play the Oakland Raiders, the Miami Dolphins are at Chicago, the Cleveland Browns meet the Detroit Lions, the New Orleans Saints take on the Houston Oil- ers and the San Diego Chargers play the Minnesota Vikings. Sunday, the Los Angeles Rams are at San Francisco, the Philadelphia Eagles meet the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons play the Denver Broncos on national television. HOUSTON (AP)-Unbeaten young Houston heavyweight Johnny Boudreaux, 10-0, will fight veteran Scrap Iron Johnson Sept. 16 in a 10-round main event in Sam Houston Coliseum. Baseball Scores By The Associated Press American League East W L Pet. GB Boston 72 63 New York 72 63 Baltimore 70 65 Cleveland 67 67 Milwaukee 65 72 Detroit 63 73 West Oakland 79 58 Texas 72 66 Kan City 69 67 Chicago 68 69 Minnesota 67 70 California 53 84 Wednesday's Results New York 3, Milwaukee 0 Baltimore 6, Boston 0 Cleveland 5, Detroit 4 Chicago 7, Kansas City 0 California 5, Oakland 2 Texas 1, Minnesota 0 1 Thursday's Games Milwaukee (Champion 9-3) at Boston (Drago6-8), N Minnesota (Blyleven 13-15) at Kansas City (Busby 19-12), N Texas (J. Brown 11-10) at Oakland (Hunter 21-10), N Chicago (Johnson 6-3) at California (Figueroa 2-3), N Only games scheduled Friday's Games Baltimore at Cleveland, 2, twinight Detroil at New York, 2, twin- ight Milwaukee at Boston, N Texas at Oakland, N Chicago, at ( .CaJi(flrnia,^ tA Only games'scheduled .533 .533 .519 .500 .474 .463 .577 .522 .507 .496 .489 .387 suits jkee lO National League _ East 2 8 9% l l /-i 9% 11 12 26 0 W L Pet. Pittsburgh St. Louis Philaphia New York Monlreal Chiobgo 73 72 66 63 61 55 63 65 70 71 73 78 .537 .526 .485 .470 .455 .414 GB — 1% 7 9 11 16V4 West I^os Angeles Cincinnati Allan la Houston San Fran San Diego 85 83 77 69 62 50 51 54 61 67 75 88 .625 .606 .558 .507 .453 .362 — 2% 9 16 23% 36 Wednesday's Results New York 4, Chicago 2 Allan la 5, San Diego 3 St. Louis 5, Montreal 4 Cincinnati 2, Houston 1 Los Angeles 6, San Francisco 3, 11 innings Only games scheduled Thursday's Game Philadelphia (Lonborg 14-11) at Chicago (Reuschel 13-10), Only game scheduled Friday's Games Philadelphia at Chicago San Francisco at Atlanta, N Ix)s Angeles at Cincinnati, N Monlreal at Pittsburgh, N New York at St. Louis, N San Diego at Houston, N 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 pest sport that each day has to offer. Sept. Day ihursday Friday Saturday Sunday Major 7:55 8:45 9:40 10:35 Minor 2:10 3:00 3:50 4:45 P.M. Major Minor 8:20 2:30 9:10 3:20 10:00 4:10 10:55 5:05 WRESTLING HOPE FAIR PARK COLISEUM FRIDAY-SEPT.6AT8:30PM MAIN EVENT? S P ecUl1 Challenge Match GRISSLEYSMITH VS YELLOW BELLY BUCK ROBUY j SEMI FINAL EVENT; CHIEF THUNDERCLOUD & THE AMAZING ZUMJ -versus- SUNG YUNG KUNG AND JAPANS MR, ITO PLUS TWO OTHER BOUTS Buck Rubley may get the beating of his life Friday night when he climbs into the ring with the Gigantic Grissley Smith. Robley signed an open contract that he would wrestle anyone and he almost fainted when he learned that his opponent would be Smith this Friday night. ADVANCED TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW AT THE SEVEN ELEVEN STORE ON WEST THIRD & WASHINGTON ST. 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