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four MOPE (ARK.) STAR Wednesday. Octobfef 2, Hope Sports It's called the Green Bay sweep! This was part of the action at Fair Park as the Pee Wee and Little League football season got under way. While the Pee Wee's suffered numerous fumbles, it did not dampen their —Hope (Ark.) Star photo by Roger Head enthusiasm or their effort. A large crowd (mostly proud parents) was on hand to view the opening games. Walton enters; Wilt retires Walton makes debut Chamberlain may be */ at Madison Garden part-owner of Q's By HOWARD SMITH AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) - "... and from UCLA, No. 32, Bill Walton." The .polite applause of .the, sparse "crowd' of 7,806 echoed across Madison Square Garden as pro basketball's most heralded rookie since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar slid off his perch on the scorer's table, dropped a towel on the bench, adjusted ihe colorful headband holding back his shoulder-length red hair and ambled onto the court prior to Tuesday night's New York-Portland National Basketball Association exhibition game. A couple of hours later, after ihe Trailblazers, a team on the rise, dumped the Knicks, a club on Ihe decline, 100-93, Walton was cornered by a horde of reporters in the Portland dressing room. Stretched out on the floor, ice bags on both knees, Walton met the press. The 6-foot-ll, 225- pound rookie, top choice in this year's NBA draft and holder of a multi-million dollar contract, was asked what he thought of ihe Garden, considered the Mecca of basketball. "It's a real nice gym," he said, pulling thoughtfully on a straggly, red, billy-goat beard. How did he rate his six-point, 11-rebound performance? "1 don't know. We won. I Hogs experience good practice, says Broyles FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Coach Frank Broyles praised his Arkansas Razorbacks Tuesday, saying they had a good two-hour practice. "The defense has improved each day, and we have polished our passing attack on offense," Broyles said. The Razorbacks take on Texas Christian University Saturday. The Southwest Conference placed four teams, including Arkansas at 20th, in the Top 20 of this week's Associated Press college football poll. "I am glad to see it," Broyles said. "It is great for our conference." Linebi-x-ker Waymon Hawkins ran at fullback during Tuesday's workout. "We're trying Waymon at fullback this week because we only have two fullbacks on varsity, and we want to have three deep ai this position," Broyles didn't play very well but everyone else did." What is the biggest adjustment he's had to make since coming to the pros.? r "Deciding what, to do with all my free time." Walton played 30 minutes against the Knicks and was a terror on defense, blocking shols, grabbing rebounds and intimidating anyone in the area. But he had a bad night on offense. Working against New York's John Gianelli most of the night, he sank a jump shot 17 seconds into the game but didn't score again until midway through the fourth quarter. He made just three of 18 shots from the field on the night. "My shot hasn't been going in lately," admitted Walton, speaking slowly and softly. "It's just one of those things. I'm still finding out a whole lot about our team and everyone." New Portland coach Lenny Wilkens was not concerned with Walton's off-night. By NICK ALLEN Associated Press Writer SAN DIEGO (AP) — Last season, Wilt Chamberlain didn't show up lo coach at two San Diego Conquistador games. Now pro basketball's all-time leading scorer says he won't be showing up for any games but may become part owner of the team. After 14 years playing in the National Basketball Association and one year as a coach in the American Bakelball Association, Chamberlain is retiring from the sporl he dominated, Dr. Leonard Bloom, owner of ihe Q's, told a news conference in San Diego Tuesday. Bloom said that means Chamberlain won't be coaching or playing for the Q's this season and will forego the remaining two years of his three-year, $1.8 million player-coach contract. Asked if Ihe retirement decision was absolute, Bloom said Will "always wants to reserve ihe right to change his mind ... but for all practical pur- poses we should conclude Wilt Chamberlain has retired from i basketball." ' i Bui Chamberlain said in sP copyrighted interview 'in Baseball Scores By The Associated Press American League National League East W East W L Pet. x-Ballimore New York Boston Cleveland Milwaukee Detroit 90 88 84 76 7ti 72 71 73 77 85 85 89 .559 .547 .522 .472 .472 .447 GB — 2 6 14 14 18 West x-Oaklancl Texas Minnesota Chicago Kan City California 90 83 82 79 77 67 71 76 79 80 84 94 .559 .522 .509 .497 .478 .416 — 6 8 10 13 23 L Pet. GB x-clinched division title Tuesday's Results Baltimore 7, Detroit 6 Minnesota 6, Texas 0 ..Boston 7, Cleveland 4 Milwaukee 3, New York 2, 10 innings Chicago 2, Kansas City 1 California 2, Oakland 0 Wednesday's Games Baltimore (Cuellar 22-10) at Detroit (Fryman 6-9) or LaGr- ou- 8-18) Kansas City (Splittorff 13-19) iu Chicago (Johnson 10-4) Texas i Jenkins 24-12) ai Min- nesoia (Decker 16-14) Cleveland iG. Perry 20-13) at Busio;i (Cleveland 12-14), New York (Dobson 18-15) ai Milwaukee (Colborn 10-12) Oakland (Blue 17-15) at California (Dobson 1-3), N REGULAR SEASON ENDS Pittsburgh St. Louis Montreal Philaphia New York Chit-ago 87 86 79 c79 71 66 74 75 82 82 90 95 .540 .534 .491 .491 .441 .110 — 1 8 8 16 21 West x-L.Angles Cincinnati Atlanta Houston San Fran San Diego 101 98 87 81 72 59 60 63 74 80 89 102 .627 .609 .540 .503 .447 .366 — 3 14 20 29 42 x-Clinched division title Tuesday's Results Pittsburgh 6, Chicago 5 Atlanta 7, Cincinnati 1 Philadelphia 2, New York 1 Montreal 3, St. Louis 2 I .os Angeles 8, Housion 5 San Francisco 7, San Diego 2 Wednesday's Games San Diego (Spillner 9-11) ai Son Francisco (Halicki 1-8) Cincinnati (Gullett 12-11 or T. Carroll 42 at Atlanta (Niekro 19-13). N Chicago (Reuschel 13-12) ai Pittsburgh (Hooker x4-ll), N St. Louis (McGloihen 16-12) a, Montreal iRenko 12-16) , N Philadelphia (Carlton 16-13) a. New York (Matlack 13-14), N I.o.s Angeles (Messersmith 206) at Houston i Wilson 11-13 or Siebert 1-1), N REGULAR SEASON ENDS get part ownership of the Q's,' 1 perhaps 25 per cent, because of.., money he says the Q's still-'bwe •• him. And he said the reason he :' missed two games in February was thai a payment installment on his contract was way overdue. "I missed those games last year because I didn't get paid," he said. "Eventually I may be. forced to own a piece of this learn." The 7-foot. i2 Chamberlain said he had a one-year (1973-74) contract with the Q's for much more than the widely reported $600,000 plus a two year option. Chamberlain was to be play- er-c-oach of the Q's after jumping from the NBA Los Angeles ; 1-akers last year, but the Lakers won a court suit that kept him from playing. Asked about the Chamberlain statements he might soon own part of the team, Bloom said, "Will Chamberlain has been paid in full and he does not own ;• part of ihe team." Chamberlain grew up in Philadelphia, went to Overbrook High School, played two . years ai the University of Kansas and one with the Harlem Globetrotters before joining the NBA. He played 14 season in the league with the Philadelphia Warriors, .who later moved to San Francisco, with the Philadelphia 76ers and with the Lakers. Among his records are a 100- point game, 31,419 career points and 23,942 career rebounds. Despite his scoring prowess and his suberb defensive ability, Chamberlain was rapped for his poor free throw shooting, his inability to lead his teams to big .'ictories and for his being a loner and controversial figure. LA Dodgers grab By KEN RAPPOPORt AP Sports WHtei- The I-os Angeles Dodgers are walking on air and the Si. Ix»uis Cardinals are walking on ,hin ice. Their condilions reflect their positions in the two Na; ional league pennant races. The Dodgers won the West Division Tuesday night with help from the Atlanta Braves. i The Bravi's eliminated the Reds 7-1 arid the Dodgers followed wilhpn appropriate 8-5 victory over the Houston Astros. In Montreal, there was no joy for the Cardinals, though, after they were beaten 3-2 by the Expos. The loss dropped the Cardinals a game behind the Pittsburgh Pirates in the National League East. The Pirates clinched at least a tie for the division crown by beating the Chicago Cubs 6-5. "This makes the ice a little thin for us," noted Red Schoendienst. the frustrated St. Louis manager. Sieve Garvey keyed two rallies, one wiih his 200th hit of the season, to lead Los Angeles over Houston. The Dodgers started celebrating at the end of the fourth inning, when it was announced that Atlanta had eliminated Cincinnati. The game was delayed about five minutes while the Dodgers exchanged congratulations. Garvey doubled home one run and Crawford singled in another as the Dodgers look a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Garvey's 200th hit of the year, a single, moved a runner lo third base in the third inning and Crawford knocked him in with a grounder. Pinch-hitters Rick Auerbach and I,ee Lacy drove in two more runs wiih singles in the sixth. Mike Marshall relieved winner Don Sutlon afier the fifth and allowed four runs on ,wo hits and four walks. Doug RacYer's single and John Edwards' grounder scored two runs and Marshall walked home two more runs, with the bases loaded. The Dodgers powered home two more runs in the seventh on John Hale's single. In the previous inning, Hale got his first major league hit, a double. Expos 3, Cardinals 2 Mike Jorgensen's two-run homer in the eighlh inning gave Montreal ils viclory over St. Louis. Willie Davis singled with two out off Bob Gibson, 11-13, in the Montreal eighth and stole second before Jorgensen belted his llih homer of the baseball season over the right field fence. Orioles win AL East race as Brewers beat Yankees By ALEX SACHARE AP Sports Writer Baltimore - Manager Earl Weaver was in no hurry to find out the result of Tuesday night's Yankees-Brewers game ... all he did was keep a phone line open between his hotel suite in Detroit and Milwaukee's County Stadium throughout the game. Baltimore had gained a share of the American League East title in the afternoon by beating Detroit 7-6, and a loss by the Yankees in their night game at Milwaukee would mean the Orioles would win the AL East outright. Andy Elchebarren, who drove in the winning run against Detroit with a looping double in ihe ninth inning, was the bearer of good tidings on the phone in Weaver's suite. The Yankees and Brewers were tied 2-2, but Milwaukee had the bases F. Robinson may-get position "' i; '' if: ' iV CLEVELAND (AP) — Frank Robinson, one of the game's greatest stars for nearly two decades, is expected to make baseball history Thursday when he is named manager of the Cleveland Indians — the first black manager in the major league;:. The Cleveland Indians are expected to name Robinson as a replacement for the fired Ken Aspromonte. "I didn't chase this job and I haven't heard thai I'm going to be the manager," insisted Robinson Tuesday. "But certainly I hope I will. I want to be a big league manager. "K isn't just becoming the first black. I want the job. I wani to manage." Robinson's appointment will come 27 years after Jackie Robinson became the first black ballplayer. Since then, many black men, including Robinson, have been mentioned for a managerial post but, somehow, none of them were ever hired. "If it's true, it's fantastic," said former Dodger star Maury Wills, another of those mentioned frequently as a possible manager. "Bui I won't believe it till 1 see it. "My heart is still thumping," said Braves home run king Hank Aaron, after hearing the news in Atlanta. "I think I'll go om and celebrate." The Indians picked up Robinson and his estimated $180,000- a-year. salary from the California Angels in September. He has been used mostly as a designated hitter and will probably continue as a player-manager next season. Lou Boudreau of Cleveland and then Boston was ihe last player-manager almost 20 years ago. Solunar Tables The schedule of Solunar Periods, as printed below, has been taken from Richard Alden Knight's SOLUNAR. TABLES. Plan your days so that you will be fishing in good territory or hunting in good cover during these times, if you wish to find the best sport that each day has to offer Date A.M. PM. Oct Day Major Minor Major Minor 2 Wednesday 5,-40 3 Thursday 6:30 12:4 ° 4 Friday 7:25 1:35 5 Saturday 8:25 2:35 6 Sunday 9:20 3:25 6:05 6:55 7:45 8:40 9:35 12:20 1:10 2:10 3:05 3:55 loaded with one out in the 10th inning, and slugger George Scoll was about to step to the plate. "Scotty's going to get this hit right here for us," Etchebarren predicted. He was right. Scott hit the first pitch from the Yankees' Doc Medich for a run-scoring single up the middle, giving the Brewers a 3-2 victory and giving the Orioles the division title for the second straight season and fifth in six years. "It's a base hit — we win!" Etchebarren yelled, dropping the phone in his excitement. Weaver, jumped out of his chair, let out a shout of joy and dashed about the room, pumping every hand in sight. Elchebarren and the two other players in the room, Dave McNally and Brooks Robinson, then raced down the hall of the hotel lo pass the word to the rest of the players. Elsewhere in the American League, Minnesota blanked Texas v-0, Boston beat Cleveland 7-4;<Chicago edged Kansas City 2-1 and California shut out Oakland 2-Q. ...... BaltmiOr£fra^a^$flshing in fourth place Aug. 29 when it launched a 10-game winning streak, and the Orioles stayed hot down the stretch with a 27-6 record. The victory over De- Iroil was Baltimore's eighth in a row. "This is the most satisfying of the division titles because of the way we came back," said Elchebarren, a reserve catcher who batted just .225 in 61 games but was the hero Tuesday. His looping double, a lazy fly ball down the left field line which was held fair by the wind, drove in Brooks Robinson from first base with the winning run in the ninth. The Tigers pulled into a 6-6 lie in Ihe eighth inning on singles by Gary Sutherland and AI Kaline, an error by Brooks Robinson, a sacrifice fly by Bill Freehan and a run-scoring double by Dan Meyer. Baltimore avoided further scoring by getting Aurelio Rodriguez to ground into an inning-ending double play with .the bases loaded. The Orioles had taken a 6-4 lead in the top of the eighth on a two-run single by Tommy Davis. Earlier, Freehan smacked a pair of home runs for Detroit while Rich Coggins and ex-Tiger Jim Northrup had two-run homers for Baltimore. A -State Indians hit by injuries to three starters JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Coach Bill Davidson said Tuesday ihe biggest problem Arkansas Slate University would have in preparing for Salur- .day's game with Eastern Michigan would be replacing three injured starters. Willie Harris, T. J. Humphries and Bill Muzik all were injured last weekend in the opening game of the year, as Ixiuisiana Tech defealed Ihe Indians, 20-7. Bui, Davidson said spirits were high Tuesday as the Indians returned io practice. He said ihe team did a good job of bouncing back from their opening game defeat: Kickoff time Saturday in Indian Stadium is 1:30 p.m. Brewers 3, Yanks 2 The Yankees looked like they would take the race down to the final day when they grabbed a 2-0 lead over the Brewers in the seventh inning, Elliott Maddox tripling home the first run and then scoring on Lou Piniella's single. But the Brewers tied the score off Yankee ace Doc Medich in the eighth on triples by Bob Hansen and Don Money and a sacrifice fly by Sixto Lezcano. They won it in the 10th when rookie Jack Lind led off with a .double, moved to third on a sacrifice and, after a pair of walks, came home on Scott's single. Yankee Manager Bill Virdon, composed as ever following the loss, said the Orioles gained decisive momentum when they swept a three-game series from the Yankees Sept. 17-19. "I thought we should have won one game from Baltimore in September, but we didn't do it," Virdon said. "I thought that was the difference in the season. If we had won one of those games, I think we would have won ; the division'." ;; > aniw California rookie Frank Tanana fired his fourth shutout of the season, scattering six hits and striking out 10 in raising his record lo 14-19. Twins 6, Rangers 0 Dave Gollz stopped Texas on two hits, a disputed single by Toby Harrah off the glove of third baseman Eric Soderholm in the first inning and a clean triple by rookie Pete Mackanin in the ninth. White Sox 2, Royals 1 Jim Kaat, 21-13, posted his sevenlh consecutive victory by slopping Kansas City on six hits. Red Sox 7, Indians 4 Rookie Jim Rice broke a 4-4 tie in the fourth inning with his first major league home run and Steve Barr picked up the viclory in his major league de- bul. Daring base funning by Bake McBride and a single by Mike Tyson helped St. Louis break a 1-1 tie in the seventh. McBride reached base when he forced Joe Torre at second after Torre had walked off Mike Torrez. With Ken Reitz at the plate, McBride easily stole second but was stunned momentarily when catcher Barry Foote's throw appeared to hit him on his helmet. But the speedy Cardinal center fielder picked himself up and with Reitz still up, he dove head-first into third. Reitz fanned but Tyson, who entered the game with a .222 batting average, lined a single past third baseman Bob Bailey to score McBride with the go- ahead run. Pirates 6, Cubs 5 Bob Robertson's two-run I homer in the eighth inning gavel Pittsburgh a dramatic victory over Chicago. Manny Sanguil- len singled with one out and Robertson, batting for Ed Kirkpatrick, drilled a homer — his 16th of the year — over the left J field wall. Pirate starter Jerry Reussj held a 3-2 lead into the seventh I when Steve Swisher singled and] took second on a walk by Billy! Grabarkewitz. Billy Williams, batting for Cub starter Tom Dettore, then clouted a two-run j double to left-center to give the Cubs a 4-3 lead. Left-fielder Willie Stargell threw pinch-runner Ray Burris | out at the plate on an ensuing single by Rick Monday off Pirate reliever Ramon Hernandez. But Don Kessinger tagged Hernandez for a triple to score Monday and give the Cubs a 5-3 edge. Pittsburgh rallied for a run in its half of the seventh on a triple by pinch-hitter Paul Popovich off reliever Oscar Zamora and a run-scoring single by Rennie Stennett off Dave La Roche. Braves 7, Reds 1 Buzz Capra stopped Cincinnati on four hits, pitching Atlanta over Cincinnati. Phils 2, Mets 1 Willie Montanez belted a two- run double hi the first inning and Jim Lonborg made it stand up by pitching a four-hitter as Philadelphia defeated New y or k. il'fHOtf i! Giants 7, San Diego 2 Chris Speier belted a triple and a run-scoring double and scored three runs to lead San Francisco over San Diego. The ONLY limits to your achievements are the limits you set in your mind. 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