Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on September 6, 1974 · Page 4
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Page Kour HOPE (ARK.) STAR Friday, September 6, Hope Star Sports Idle Yonks take AL leadership Thomas begins comeback with Washington team By BERT ROSENTHAL AP Sports Writer Duane Thomas, the recalcitrant, controversial running back, begins his "comeback" with the Washington Redskins tonight. Thomas was being counted on as a starter until recently, when he became involved in a disagreement with assistant coach Charley Waller and was put on waviers. Thomas later apologized to head coach George Allen, was recalled from waivers a week ago and . was reinstated by earlier this . week. : But he hasn't yet regained : his starting job. "He's got to : work his way back up," said : Alien. \ Tnomas will begin that work : tonight, when the Redskins : meet the Baltimore Colts in a ; National Football League exhibition game at Washington. In other NFL preseason action tonight, the New York Giants will be at Buffalo, St. Louis at Kansas City and Cincinnati will play Green Bay at Milwaukee. On Saturday, it will be the New York Jets against the Oakland Raiders at Berkeley, Calif., Cleveland at Detroit, New Orleans at Houston, Miami at Chicago, and San Diego at Minnesota. The NFL exhibition season will conclude Sunday, with Los Angeles at San Francisco, Philadelphia at New England Two Americans in semi-finals at U.S. Open FOREST HILLS, N.Y. (AP) — Top-seeded Jimmy Connors and long-shot Roscoe Tanner are only 22 years old, but they have been competing against each other on , tennis courts longer than old pros John Newcombe and Ken Rosewall of Australia. "I grew up with him in juniors," said Tanner. "We've been playing events together since we were 14." The big-serving American left-handers will meet Saturday in the semifinals of the U.S. Open Tennis Championships, a crown neither has won. Newcombe, 30, and Rosewall, 39, meet in the other. They first met in 1968 after each already had taken the first of two U.S. titles. In the women's semifinals today, Connors' fiancee, Chris Evert, the Wimbledon winner and lop seed, tries her luck against Evonne Goolagong, the 1971 Wimbledon champion Chris has yet to beat on grass. And Billie Jean King, the No. 2 seed, was given another chance against Julie Heldman. Mrs. King defaulted to her American foe last year in the third set. Football Announced The Hope Parks and Recreation Department will be accepting registration for grade school football and cheerleading today and tomorrow at Fair Park Coliseum. Times will be 3-6 p.m. today and 9 a.m.-12 noon tomorrow. To register a child must bring proof of age unless they are already on file. All children registering must pay a one dollar fee. A child must register this year regardless of participation in last year's program. For football, there will be a pee week league (second, third and fourth graders). Fourth graders weighing over 80 pounds must play in the little league. A player must not be ten before October 1. Little league football will be open to fifth and sixth graders and a player cannot be 13 before October 1. Cheerleaders will be divided into pee wee (second, third and fourth grades) and little league (fifth and sixth grades). There is no age limit on cheerleading. and Atlanta at Denver in a nationally televised game. The regular season begins Sept. 15. The final weekend of exhibitions began Thursday night, with the Pittsburgh Steelers romping over the Dallas Cowboys, 41-15, in another nationally televised game. Joe Gil- liarn threw two touchdown passes to lead the victory. Veteran Larry Smith, acquired from Los Angeles, is scheduled to start in place of Thomas and alongside Larry Brown against Baltimore, but Thomas is expected to see much action. Baltimore Coach Howard Schnellenberger also is revamping his offensive backfield, shifting Bill Olds, who has not carried the ball in four exhibitions, into the fullback slot and moving Don McCauley from fullback to halfback in place of Lydell Mitchell. The Giants will continue to be without their No. 1 running back, Ron Johnson, in their game against Buffalo. Johnson has missed the entire exhibition season with a pulled hamstring muscle, but is expected to be ready in time for the season opener. Joe Dawkins, acquired from Denver Wednesday, probably will make his debut at running back for the Giants. The Bills will have O.J. Simpson, the only runner in NFL history to gain more than 2,000 yards on the ground in a single season. He appeared in midsea- son form last week, rushing for 116 yards on 19 carries against Detroit. The championship of Missouri — and the Governor's Trophy — will be at stake in the St. Louis-Kansas City game. Kansas City will be without rookie running back sensation Woody Green, sidelined with a cracked collarbone. Essex Johnson, Cincinnati's top running back who missed last week's game against Cleveland with a knee injury, may return to action against Green Bay. Tournament postponed The city tennis tournament planned by the Parks and Recreation Department has been postponed from this weekend until the weekend of' September 20-22. Registrations will be accepted until September 18. Hog coach displeased FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Coach Frank Broyles said he was a little disappointed in his Arkansas Razorbacks enthu- siam during the third and final preseason football scrimmage Thursday. "The scrimmage was shy of what we expected," Broyles said. Despite Broyles disappointment, sophomore Elijah Davis picked up good yardage on seven carries from his halfback position. Running backs Rolland Fuchs and Teddy Barnes gained several good yards. By DAVE O'HARA AP Sports Writer Gorman Thomas checked in with the Milwaukee Brewers, took one look at Fenway Park's famed left field wall and thought he was back in Sacramento. Just recalled from the Pacific Coast league where he capitalized on Sacramento's 233-foot left field fence for 51 homers, the 23-year-old slugger took aim on Fenway's "Green Monster," just 315 feet down the line. With the score tied 2-2 and one out in the ninth, he became another of Fenway's long list of fence-breakersn belting a two- run homer to provide the Brewers with a 4-3 victory over the reeling Red Sox. In handing Boston its seventh consecutive defeat, the Brewers knocked the Red Sox from the American League East lead for the first time since July 14. The idle New York Yankees moved one-half game in front. Third- place Baltimore, also idle, remained two games off the pace. Twins 4, Royals 1 Steve Busby's throwing error *,, rookie lead Open tournament ByTOMSALADINO AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) Veteran Jim Ferriell went back to his old swing while rookie Lynn Lott got into the swing for the first time as the two found themselves locked in a tie for the lead entering today's second round of the $100,000 Southern Open Golf Tournament. "I've gone back to my old swing of last year," said Ferriell Thursday after shooting a three-under-par 67, which included six birdies and three bogies. The 32-yeardold Louisville, Ky., native, a touring pro since 1969, has earned just $12,000 this year in addition to missing the cut or failing to qualify in 17 of his last 21 starts. Lott, 24, a graduate of the PGA qualifying school last year, admitted he was in "an unusual position. I've never led a tournament before," he said as he appeared somewhat nervous before a group of newsmen. The two golfers toured the par 70, 6,791-yard Green Island Country Club course in a steady rain for their 67s to lead a group bunched at one shot be- hindn including J.C. Snead. Snead, runnerup to Jack Nicklaus in last week's Tournament Players Championship in Atlanta, birdied two holes in shooting a 68, while his more famed uncle, Sam Snead, could manage only a 73. Last year's runnerup, Forrest Fezler, was at 70 along with Bruce Crampton, Timmy Aaron and Gardner Dickinson. Third- leading money winner Hubert Green was at 73, while previous Southern winners Mason Rudolph and DeWitt Weaver were further back in this fifth annual event with its $20,000 first prize. Rudolph shot a 74 and Weaver a 76. Many of the game's top names, including defending champion Gary Player, were competing in the World Series of Golf. Along with Player, the Masters and British Open winner, were U.S. Open champion Hale Irwin, PGA champ Lee Trevino and Canadian Open ti- tlist Bobby Nichols. Leading money winner Johnny Miller, Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer took the week off. 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. A.M. Maior 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Date Day Friday Saturday Sunday Monday- Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday 8:45 9:40 10:35 11:30 . 12:50 1:45 2:40 3:35 4:25 3:00 3:50 4:45 5:50 6:40 7:35 8:30 9:25 10:15 11:00 P.M. Major Minor 3:20 4:10 5:05 6:15 7:10 8:05 9:00 10:00 10:10 11:30 9:10 10:00 10:55 11:55 12:25 1:25 2:20 3:15 4:10 4:55 on a bases-loaded pickoff attempt in the sixth inning let in two runs and triggered Mind ncsota over slumping Kansas City. It was the eighth straight loss for the Royals, who now have dropped 10 of 11 on the current homes land. A's 3, Rangers 0 Jim "Catfish" Hunter notched a personal single-season high of 22 victories by pitching a four-hitter in Oakland's decision over Texas. The victory put the A's BVfc games ahead of the Rangers in the American League West race. White Sox 1, Angels 0 Ken Henderson's sixth-inning double drove in Jorge Orta with the only run of the game as Chicago beat California. laser Ed Figueroa, 2-7, permitted only three hits but two of them came in the decisive sixth — a lead-off single by Orla, who had two of the Chicago hits, and Henderson's one- out double. Phillies 6, Cubs 5 Bob Boone's bases-loaded single in the top of the llth inning delivered two runs as Philadelphia defeated Chicago, i The Cubs had tied the score 4-4 in the eighth on triples by Jose Cardenal and Peter Lacock. THE HOPE BOBCATS went through a series of game-situation drill September 5 in preparation for their opening game tonight against Ashdown. Kick-off time for the game -Hope (Ark.) Star photo by Roger Head is 8 p.m. tonight at Hammons Stadium. This will be Lawrence Hutson's first game as head mentor of the Bobcats. Dolphins favorites in AFC East By FRANK BROWN AP Sports Writer It will be no surprise if the American Football Conference race is decided early this season. The AFC presents: the Miami Dolphins ... followed by everyone else. All five coaches are optimistic for improvement in 1974. One, Miami's Don Shula, would Baseball Scores By The Associated Press National League Pittsburgh St. Louis Philaphia New York Montreal Chicago las Angeles Cincinnati Atlanta Houston San Fran San Diego East W L 73 63 72 65 67 70 63 71 61 73 55 79 West 85 51 83 54 77 61 69 67 62 75 50 88 Pet. .537 .526 .489 .470 .455 .410 .625 .606 .558 .507 .453 .362 GB — 1R 6R 9 11 17 — 2V4 9 16 23% 36 New York at St. Louis San Diego at Houston Thursday's Game Philadelphia .6, GhicagO'5, 11. innings Only game scheduled Friday's Games Philadelphia at Chicago San Francisco at Atlanta, N Los Angeles at Cincinnati, N Montreal at Pittsburgh, N ,ew York at St. Louis, N San Diego at Houston, N Friday's Games Philadelphia (Ruthven 7-11) at Chicago (Hooton 4-10) San Francisco (D'Acquisto 10-12 at Atlanta (Morton 14-8), N Los Angeles (Sutton 13-9) at Cincinnati (Gullett 15-9), N Montreal (Renko 9-13) at Pittsburgh (Ellis 11-9), N New York (Koosman 13-8) at St. Louis (Forsch 3-4), N San Diego (Spillner 6-9) at Houston (Richard 1-1), N Saturday's Games San Diego at Houston Philadelphia at Chicago Los Angeles at Cincinnati, national television New York at St. Louis, N Montreal at Pittsburgh, N San Francisco at Atlanta, N Sunday's Games Montreal at Pittsburgh San Francisco at Atlanta Philadelphia at Chicago Los Angeles at Cincinnati GB 7M> 9V 2 10>/ 2 11 12 27 American League East W L Pet. New York 72 63 .533 Boston 72 64 .529 Baltimore 70 65 .519 Cleveland 67 67 .500 Milwaukee 66 72 .478 Detroit 63 73 .463 West Oakland 80 58 .580 Texas 72 67 .518 Kan City 69 68 .504 Chicago 69 69 .500 Minnesota 68 70 .493 California 53 85 .384 Thursday's Results Milwaukee 4, Boston 3 Minnesota 4, Kansas City 1 Oakland 3, Texas 0 Chicago 1, California 0 Only games scheduled Friday's Games Baltimore (McNally 13-10 and Cuellar 17-10) at Cleveland (Kern 0-0 and Peterson 8-10), 2, twinight Detroit (Lolich 16-16 and Fryman 5-7) at New York (Dobson 14-14 and Gura 10), 2, twinight Milwaukee (Slaton 10-14) at Boston (Tiant 20-10), N Chicago (Wood 20-16) at California (Tanana 9-17), N Texas (Hargan 10-8) at Oakland (Hamilton 6-4), N Only games scheduled Saturday's Games Baltimore at Cleveland Milwaukee at Boston Detroit at New York Texas at Oakland Minnesota at Kansas City, 2, twinight Chicago at California, N Sunday's Games Baltimore at Cleveland Milwaukee at Boston Detroit at New York Minnesota at Kansas City Texas at Oakland Chicago at California be hard-pressed to find an area to improve. The others, Buffalo's Lou Saban, New York rookie Charley Winner, Baltimore's Howard Schnellenber- ger and New England's Chuck Fairbanks, don't have to look far for problems. Miami Dolphins No, the Dolphins have not yet made their hotel reservations for Super Bowl IX. But for sheer depth, ability and poise, the Dolphins remain the team of the decade. Coach Shula will worry when the time comes about the losses to the World Football League of runner Larry Csonka and receiver Paul Warfield. The duo, responsible for 16 touchdowns and 1,617 yards between them, still are the major offensive threats for Miami's 1974 entry. They aren't the only threats, though. Quarterback Bob Griese can run when necessary and threw last year for 1,422 yards by completing 116 of his 218 passes. When Warfield was drawing double and triple coverage, Marlin Briscoe and tight end Jim Mandich were easy targets. Csonka anchored the rushing game with 1,003 yards, marking his third consecutive 1,000-plus season, while Mercury Morris — held out of the last regular season game due to an injury — compiled 954. Add to the attack one of the game's strongest offensive lines — Dolphin quarterbacks were sacked only 13 times for 93 yards in losses and intercepted just 12 times — a topnotch defensive line, linebacking corps and defensive secondary, what do you get? You get Miami's fourth consecutive division title. That's what. Buffalo Bills The Bills could come into their own this season. The defense jelled at the end of last year; and since Orenthal James Simpson scored the winning points in only two of Buffalo's nine victories, there obviously were others making contributions on offense. Quarterback Joe Ferguson will be more than "the man who gives the ball to O.J." He'll attempt to balance the attack which depended so heavily on a certain rusher last season. He has good receivers in J.D. Hill, Bob Chandler and Ahmad WRESTLING HOPE FAIR PARK COLISEUM FRIDAY-SEPT. 6 AT 8:30 PM MAIN EVENT: Special Challenge Match GRISSLEY SMITH VS YELLOW BELLY BUCK ROBLEY SEMI FINAL EVENT: CHIEF THUNDERCLOUD & THE AMAZING ZUTMJ -versus- SUNG YUNG KUNG AND JAPANS MR. ITO ~* PLUS TWO OTHER BOUTS Buck Robley may get the beating of his life Friday night when he climbs into the ring with the Gigantic Gris^ley Smith. Robley signed an open contract that he would wresile anyone and he almost fainted when he learned that his opponent would be Smith this Friday night. ADVANCED TICKETS ARE ON SAL! NOW AT THE SEVEN ELEVEN STORE ON WEST THIRD & WASHINGTON ST. IN HOPE RINGSIDE $^iO GENERAIADM $900 CHILOliN UNDIR 11 $JQQ Rashad, and talented running backs Jim Braxton and Larry Watkins. The offensive line, which "turned The Juice loose" last season will return with the goal of improving Ferguson's pass protection. Still, a lot will depend on Ferguson's success as a passer. Should Buffalo's air game fizzle, opposing defenses can stack against the run. New York Jets There are a lot of "ifs," about the New York Jets this year. If quarterback Joe Nam- ath can stay healthy, if the pass rush improves, if the special teams can provide better field position ... That isn't a lot to go on, but the "iffy" pass rush may well improve with the play of first- round draft choice Carl Barzi- lauskas — a 6-foot-6, 265-pound defensive tackle from Boston College. Namath's brittle body will be helped by the addition of 6-foot- 5, 265-pound offensive tackle Gordie Browne, New York's second draft selection, who will start the season behind Robert Woods but will beef up the pass protection when needed. Veteran Winston Hill will be the other tackle, Wayne Mulligan will center with John Schmitt having been traded to Green Bay, while Randy Rasmussen and Gary Puetz will he the guards assigned to protect Namath. Baltimore Colt Baltimore, trying to rebound from a 4-10 season, faces a tough grind. The Colts' opposition amassed a 106-85-5 record last year. But Coach Schnellenberger feels his young team is ready to come of age. Quarterback remains a question mark. Marty Domres completed just 93 of 191 passes in an unimpressive year, and Bert Jones was even less accurate through the air. They could always hand off to running backs Lydell Mitchell — who set a clubrushing mark with 963 yards on 253 carries — and Don McCauley, but the real strength is in tight end Ray Chester or wide receivers Glenn Doughty, Cotton Speyrer and first-round draft choice Ro- ger Carr of Louisiana Tech. The secondary, Schnellenber- ger admits, is one of the youngest in football and the defensive line still is building. Linebackers Stan White and Mike Curtis are strong, but in the departure of Ted Hendricks the Colts lost one of the league's best. New England Patriots Quarterback Jim Plunkett was forced to take matters I and the football — into his own hands too often last season. The Patriots' defense was almost nonexistent against the rush — giving up 2,850 yards — and Plunkett's line had a similar lack of success against the opposing rush. He was sacked 37 times for 350 yards in losses, harried into 17 interceptions and was New England's fourth-leading rusher with 209 yards. The other runners did 'not fare that much better. Sam Cunningham led the club with 516 yards on 155 attempts, with John Tarver second at 321 and Josh Ashton third at 305. The receiving corps fared better. Plunkett connected with Reggie Rucker 53 times for 743 yards, Bob Windsor hauled in 23 for 348 yards and Darryl Stingley 23 for 339. Plunkett's former Stanford teammate Randy Vataha was fourth with 20 receptions for 341 yards. And there will be no solace in the upcoming schedule for the Pats, whose opponents won 110 while losing just 80 and tying four last season. MONTREAL (AP) - The Montreal Expos have recalled two players from the Quebec Carnavals, their Eastern league affiliate which was eliminated from the playoffs Thursday night. Third baseman Larry Parrish and outfielder Warren Cromartie are expected to join the Expos in time for tonight's National League baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Parrish hit .282 with 17 home runs and 77 runs batted in for Quebec, while Cromartie was the Eastern League's second- leading batter with a .336 average, 13 homers and 61 RBI. A 4-year savings plan. Interest paid monthly, quarterly, or semi-annually. Your choice. 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