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6 - Friday, June 28, 1963 Redlands Daily Facts Luplow's fantastic catch one of greatest on record By United Press International iHe couldn't have dropped it. He Cleveland outfielder AI Luplowididn't have time." was in the middle of baseball's 1 Some of the Red Sox players latest controversy today and' in the bullpen at the time, includ- there's about as much hope ol! ing pitcher Chct Nichols and settling this one as there is of! coach Al L a k e m a n. conceded proving which came first, the Luplow never dropped the ball chicken or the egg. ^but argued with Pesky that the The only point everj-one agrees I catch actually was made in the on is that Luplow turned in the | bullpen, catch of the year Thursday when he flipped over a five-foot fence So American League president Joe Cronin, who will find Pesky's and landed in the Boston bullpen i protest on his desk today, will Surging Angels meet Tigers in doubleheader DETROfT (UPI) —"The Los Angeles Angels, apparently sensing an upward surge off their impressive T-3 home stand, tonight go for both ends of a doubleheader with the Detroit Tigers. Young Dan Osinski (6-3> Bouton for three runs in the'nrst j slated to oppose Detroit's Mickey glc in a 13-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Herbert limited the Yankees to five hits in out-pitching Jim Bouton for his eighth victor>- in 12 decisions. The White Sox rapped | while snaring Dick Williams' 400- foot drive. have to rule whether Luplow caught the ball before or after he The Indians^ who won the i landed in the bullpen. Good luck. game, 6-4. called Luplow's fantastic seventh inning catch one of the greatest in baseball history. Joe! Anyway, the victory, credited to Cleveland starter Barry Lat- Some of the Red Sox went!man. snapped a four-game Red along with that, but to a man j Sox winning string. .Mike De La they insisted it was illegal be-; Hoz produced the Tribe's winning cause Luplow actually was out- f margin with his third hit of the side the playing field at Fenway Park. Makes Official Protest "As far as f know, the rules say you've got to be on the playing field," said Red Sox manager Johnny Pesky, who officially protested the game, believing | that Williams was entitled to a home run. Two Boston runners were on base at the time and one ol tliem, Lou Clinton scored from third base after the catch. "Hell, a home run means three runs to us and it ties the game at 6-6," Pesky said. Umpire Joe Paparella ruled Luplow's catch valid. He said he "saw Luplow catch the ball falling into the bullpen. I saw the play all the way. He disappeared behind the fence but came up almost instantly, carrying the ball. game, a two-run single off reliev cr Dick Radatz in the eighth. Rookie Wilbur Wood was the loser, however. Jerry Kindall. Max Alvis and Gene Green hit homers for the Indians while Carl Yastrzemski and Russ Nixon connected for the Red Sox. In other AL action, the Chicago White Sox moved within eight percentage points of the first- place New York Yankees by beating them, 6-0, on Ray Herbert's sixth shutout of the season, Minnesota drubbed Detroit, 10-6, and Washington clipped Kansas City, 4-2. in the only other scheduled contest. Only one game was played in the National League where Johnny Callison of the Philadelphia Phillies drove in four runs with a homer, triple, double and a sin- inning with Floyd Robinson singling home two of the runs. The victory was the White Sox' third in their four-game series with the world champs. Minnesota erupted for six runs in the sixth inning to down Detroit behind the eight-hit pitching of Jim Perry, who gained his eighth victory. Jimmie Hall start- L,olich '2-31 in the opener, while Bob Turley (2-51 meets Hank Aguirrc (6-6) in the nightcap. The Angels rested Thursday after capping their home stand with a double win over Baltimore Wednesday night. Los Angeles set back the Orioles 3-1 and 3-2 in the twi-night doubleheader. Manager Bill Rigney's Angels ed the Twins off quickly with a! are now one percentage point out two-run homer off PWI Regan in i of the first division of the American League. Both the Angels and Cleveland are six games behind New York and Chicago. Detroit, now under the helm of Charley Dressen, lost to Minnesota 10-6 Thursday. The loss left the Tigers 15 games off the pace and six games ahead of last-place Washington. Leading the Angel batting attack will be Leon Wagner and Al hie Pearson. Wagner is second behind Boston's Frank Malzone with a .340 batting average, while Pearson boats a .313 mark. Wagner also is in the home run race with 16 for the season to go with his runs batted in mark of 50. The big gun for Detroit is Al Kaline, who has a .329 batting average and SO nms batted in. Following the Detroit series, the Angels move on to Baltimore and wrap up the ll-game trip with Washington before returning to Chavez Ravine July 11. the first inning and Harmon Kil lebrew blasted his I6th homer with the bases empty in the fifth. Terr}- Fox was the loser. Home runs by Jim King, Don Zimmer and Hobie Landrith carried the Senators to their victory over the Athletics. King's homer was his 13th and Zimmer's his first as an American Leaguer. Norm Siebem also homered for the A's. Bennie Daniels was cred ited with his first win of the year while Dave Wickersham suffered his seventh setback. Rookie Wins Tenth Callison's one-man slugging show paced an 18-hit attack by the Phillies that enabled rookie Ray Culp to register his lOth victory. Culp blanked the Pirates until the seventh, then gave way to Dennis Bennett in the eighth. Tony Gonzalez, the Phils' left fielder, committed his first error in 203 consecutive games when he hobbled Johnny Logan's singl and turned it into a double. Even skeptics are amazed Sugar Ray. a miracle worker despite losses NEW YORK - (NEA) - When Ray Robinson was in his prime, a lot of Johnny-Come-Latelys were saying he was. the greatest fighter, pound for pound, who ever lived. This was a belief not subscribed to by most old-timers who recalled Stanley Ketchel, Harry Greb, Mickey Walker and other middleweight immortals. Today most old-timers are saying the aged Sugar Man is a living miracle. Even those who have been victims of the arrogance, greed and plain omeriness of one of sports most unlovable characters speak with awe of Robinson. Since he hit the skids about three years ago, the 43-year-old, five-time middleweight champion has been achieving the impos sible, fighting with a model A engine in a Rolls-Royce body. He enhanced his reptation as a miracle worker even further in his losing fight against ranking Joey Giardello in Philadelphia. Floored, battered and beaten for seven rounds, the old master reached in his bag of tricks and pulled out the know-how and energy to win the last three rounds 'SCARES At Empire Bowl: Thursday Trio High Game and Series — Phil Sotello 277, 880. 200 Club — Phil Sotello 277, Joe Council 226. Floyd Harrington 205, Joe English 213, Clair Lackey 204. Fred Harrison 207, Carl Huckaby 201, Tom Simpson 202. Standings: Team Seven 12-8, Team Three 12-8, United Citrus 11-9. Strike or No Count 10-10, Smiling Irishman 10-10, Team Four 10-10, Team One T^-nii, Team Eight 7'.i-12i-:. Thursday Mixed Scratch High Game — Lou Vogt 246, Hazel Campfield 226. Series — Jack Goddard 583, Celeste Jones 562. 20O Club - Lou Vogt 246, Jack Goddard 225, Bob Phelps 210, Carl Giese 210, Russ Skyberg 201, Clyde Hazelton 212, Pearl Van Zanten 201, .Celeste Jones 200, Alita HaU 211. Hazel Campfield 226. Standings: The Hookers 14-1, Kenanpa's 11-7. The MixMasters 11-7, Pinions 10-8. Hazelnuts 10-8. State Farm Ins. 9^4-8ii. Redlands Kexall 9-9, Pin Busters 8-10, L and R's 8-10, Lidunstar SM-nM, Williamson's 6-12, Melvan's 5-13. At Tri City Bowl: Tri City Commercial High Game — P. Blandford 203, Series —' F. DuCbaine 504. 200 Club — P. Blandford 203, C. RundeU 200. Standings: DuChaines Studio 24-12, Auto Radiator 23-13, Woods Rentals 22-14, Diamond D Ranch 18-18, BJacktoppers 18-18, The Four Lads 16-20, Fay's Cafe 13-23, ScoU's Pizia 10-26. from his 10-year-younger oppon ent. "This is imbelievable," said Sol Gold, who managed Jackie Kid Berg and had a finger in the handling of Billy Conn, Barney Ross and Tony Zale. "Here's a guy you expect to go out after five or sLx rounds, but instead of running down, he finishes stronger than the younger guy." Gil Clancy, co-manager of welterweight diampion Emile Griffith and a comparative ncwcom er to the inner circle of pug pilots, was still a little dazed several days after watching Robin son's performance in the nontele- vised bout from the City of Brotherly Love. T thought Archie Moore was marvelous!" he said. "Which he was. but in a different way. After old Arch was over the hump, he conned opponents into losing to him. "Robinson, whose reflexes have slowed, who lets you know by Western Union when he's going to throw an important punch, and who sometimes wobbles from a light jab, can sUll actually outfight good opponents — at least for two or three rounds. "I wish I knew how he does it," Clancy added wistfully. "I'd like to teach Griffith — and he could go on forever." Joe Glaser, who once managed an important stable of fighters, now controls so many singers that without him you practically couldn't even bear a pop singer — which might not be a bad idea. "I've been around fighting and show business a long time," confessed Glaser, "and I still can't figure out how Ray does it. He's either the world's most amazing fighter or greatest magician. He misses punches by a mile, his body is as soft as a song writer's iieart and he runs out of wind like a punctured kite — yet he can outbox, for a little bit, anyway, younger and stronger fighters and stand toe-to-toe and slug with them at times." Nothing Ray Robinson ever did, figured according to the book, but his current activities are the most amazing of all. Many changes indicated in football league BUFFALO. N.Y. (UPI) —The American Football League moved into the potential "trad ing" phase of its three-day summer meeting today after repeating a pledge to help revitalize the weakened New York Jets and Oakland Raiders. Coaches and general managers met with Commissioner Joe Foss. and the possibility of several player trades loomed large. A league official said the fact "nobody was saying anything" indicated that numerous changes in personnel were in the works. In May, the league initiated an equalization program aimed at buUding up the two cellar-dwelling clubs. A special draft proved disappointing and the second part of the equalization plan—giving New York and Oaldand first choice of players released by the American. National and Canadian leagues—brought rumors of discontent within the AFL. Thursday, following a 9 '.2 -hour non-stop meeting, Foss silenced those grumblings. "There is no diange in the original format drawn up at New York May 11 m which New York and Oakland will have 30 days to accept or reject castoffs from any professional league," Foss said. Speaking for the owners, Foss said the future of the league is "terrific." The general feeling after three years of operation is one of solidarity, he said. President Billy Sullivan Jr. of Boston agreed, claiming "the years of crisis are behind us. Dragster posts 165.02 time Adriance Appliance and Sam Rose of San Bernardino shared honors in last Sunday's open Drag Meet at Colton's Morrow Drag Strip, the gas operated Adriance job posting top time of 165.02 mph, while Rose bagged the top eliminator bond. Rose, in a Class C fuel dragster, turned the quarter mile in a sparkling 8.50 seconds to earn the !$50 TE bond, while clocking 160 mph. The Class A Adriance gas dragster had a 9.10 ET in speeding 165.02. Adriance and Rose are expected to have stiff competition in this Sunday's speedfest, which goes from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.. with the track record holding Scotty's Muffler dragster, 184.04 mph and 8.22 expected in the field. Bob Henderson's Grey Ghost Jr., from Oceanside, won little eliminator at 131.77 and 10.90 in a Class D fuel dragster, while the stock eliminator $25 bond wait to Walt Bratcher of Fontana, at 108. 90 in 13.11 in Class B 1962 Chrys ler. "SCHOOL" FOR RAM QUARTERBACKS - Don Heinrich, offensive backfieid coach of Rams, gives quorferbackj new phys. left to right, Terry Baker, Ron Miller, Roman Gabriel and Zeke Bratkowski. Rams open season against Dallas Cowboys Aug. 8 at Los Angeles Coliseum. Pro tennis to enter semifinals NEW YORK (UPI) — Austral ians Ken Rosewall and Rod Layer today were favored to join Alex Olmedo and Earl Buchholz in the semifinals of the national professional tennis championships. Rosewall was pitted against Tony Trabert, ani'. Laver, last year's Wimbledon king, met Pancho Segura. Olmedo opened the four-day tournament at the West Side Tennis Club with an upset, 10-8, 2-6, 6-0,6-1 victory Thursday over Pancho Gonzales, the one-time pro kiiigpin who was playing in his first major tournament since October, 1961. Buchholz needed only 57 minutes to dispose of Lew Hoad, 6-4, 6-1, 6-2. Hoad, like Gonzales, appeared rusty after a sLx-month layoff due to ailing back muscles. In the opening doubles match, Olmedo and Buchholz turned back Hoad and Trabert, 7-5, 6-8, 64. Rams switch flanker ends in Svare's new offense Linita beads strong field Major League Leaders National League PUyer i Club G. AB R. H. Pet. T.Davis, LA 59 216 \Vhite, StL 73 299 Groat, StL 73 293 Clemnte, Pitts 63 235 Rossmont six mile handicap race Saturday The second annual Rossmont Hill six mile handicap race will get underway tomorrow morning at the intersection of Garden street and Rossmont. Cross country runners will gather at the starting line at 9:30 a.m. with the first leather lunger blasting up the hill at 10 ajn. G. V. Smith is meet director and will also be running in 4he race. Close to 80 runners are expected to be entered in the run along with a strong team entry from the Hub Harriers of Cotton. 25 73 .338 55 100 .334 44 98 .334 35 76 .323 Santo, Chi 73 291 36 94 .323 Wills, LA 52 212 37 68 .321 Boyer, StL 70 274 33 87 .318 Pinson, Cin 73 293 42 91 .311 H.Aaron, Mil 71 276 57 85 .308 Gonzalez, Pha 72 253 35 78 .308 American League Malzone, Bos 69 263 32 91 .346 Wagner, LA 71 262 36 89 .340 Kaline, Det 68 261 46 86 .329 Rollins, Minn 59 206 33 67 .325 Ystzmski, Bos 65 250 47 79 .316 Robinson, Chi 71 264 41 83 .314 Pearson, LA 69 262 37 82 .313 Ward, Chi 74 285 39 87 .305 Davaliilo, Cle 52 214 32 65 .304 Maris, NY 50 178 34 53 .298 Home Runs National League: H. Aaron, Braves 21; Banks, Cubs 15; McCovey, Giants 15; Cepeda, Giants 15; F. Alou, Giants 13; Demeter, Phils 13. American League: Allison, Twins 19; Stuart, Red Sox 17; Killebrew, Twins; Maris, Yanks; Battey, Twins, and Wagner, Angels, all 16. Runs Batted In National Ltague: H. Aaron, Braves 55; AVhite. Cards 54; Santo, Cubs 25; Robinson, Reds 51, Boyer, Cards 50. American Lcagut: Allison, Twins 52; V\?agner, Angels 50; Kaline, Tigers SO; Malzone, Red Sox 49; Stuart, Red Sox 49. Pitching National League: Maridial, Giants 12-3; Koufax, Dodgas 12-3; ParanosM, Dodgers 8-2; Malon- cy. Reds 11-3; Spahn, Braves 103; O'DeU, Giants 10-3. American League: Radatz, Red Sox 6-1; Ford; Yanks 11-3; Bouton, Y'ankees 10-3; Buzhardt, White Sox 9-3; Pizarro, White Sox 9-3; Walker, Indians 6-2. Floyd Patterson eases up LAS VEGAS (UPD-Challenger Floyd PattersOT eased up today while champion Sonny Liston accelerated his training program in preparation for their July 22 heavyweight title bout. Both fighters sparred in workouts Thursday, but Patterson did not plan to spar today. Liston, boxing for the first time since arriving last Friday, criticized handlers for the slippery surface of the ring at the lliun- derbu-d Hotel. He continued a running verbal blast even after resin was spread on the mat to msure safety. STANDINGS American League W U Pet. GB New York 41 27 .603 Chicago 44 30 .595 Boston 39 30 .565 2V6 Minnesota 40 32 .556 3 Cleveland 37 35 .514 6 Los Angeles 39 37 .513 6 Baltimore 38 37 .507 6'4 Kansas City 33 37 .471 9 Detroit 27 43 .386 15 Washington 23 53 .303 22 Thursday's Results Cleveland 6 Boston 4 Minnesota 10 Detroit 6 Chicago 6 New York 0 Washington 4 Kansas City 2 (Only games scheduled) Saturday's Games Cleveland at Chicago Los Angeles at Detroit Minnesota at Washington, night Kansas City at Baltimore Boston at New York INGLEWOOD (UPI) - Linita heads a strong field of nine fillies and mares named as starters in Saturday's $50,000 added Vanity Handicap at Holly^vood Park. Linita, as defending champion, wiU carry top weight of 123 pounds in the 22nd running of the Vanity—and she'll have plenty of competition from Table Mate, PLx- ie Erin, Edie Belle, and others. In today's feature, 11 sprinters including Phoenician II, 9-year-oId New Zealand horse, competed in the $10,000 Montecity Country Club Purse. Jockey Clay Brinson will ride Phoenician 11, now seekmg his third straight win here. In the Vanity, the field will be rounded out by Savaii, Fortunate Isle, Diamond Head II, Refanute and Dingle Bay. . Jockey Ismael Valenzuela will be abord Linita. with Bill Shoemaker abord Table Mate. Al. though Edie Belle won the Wilshire Handicap recently, she'll get in with a relatively light impost of 112 pounds. In Thursday's feature, divided into two divisions. The Scoundrel won the first and Nevada P.J. the second section of the Haggin Stakes. Los Angeles Rams, preparing to open camp in two weeks for the 1963 football opener against the Dallas Cowboys Aug. 8 at the Coliseum, are coming up with new offensive WTinkles, but the system is not confusing one by pro standards. "We would rather be able to do a few things perfectly than do a lot of things haphazardly", says head coach Harland Svare, who with offensive backfieid coach Don Heinrich, starts the second week of "school" Monday for Ram quarterbacks. Our offense will be simplified by pro standards. It's complex, of course, but not to the extent of being confusing", continued the 32-year old head coach, youngest of a new breed of youthful NFL coaches. For one bit of information, fans won't know the flankers from the ends when the Rams lineup on their first offensive play against the Cowboys, the traditional charity opener for the Los Angeles pros. Svare and Heinrich have switched slot backs with ends in the system they've been drilling into OB's Roman Gabriel, Zeke Bratkowski, Ron Miller and rookie Terry Baker behind closed office doors for a week. In simple language, the slot back — probably third year vet Pervis Atkins or John Adams, newly acquired form the Chicago Bears — will be the tight end on the scrimmage line. The regular end. Red Phillips or Carroll Dale depending on the formation, will be flanked wide and three yards back of the line. Ram slot backs now must serve a dual purpose. They naturally have to be rough and tough blockers as tight ends, and adept at receiving short passes. Says Heinrich, like Svare a New York Giant trained product, "The quarterbacks are picking up the new offense very well in my esti mation". Rams continue their quarter back classwork until training camp opens July 15 at Chapman College, Orange. The Cowboy coaching staff, headed by ex-Giant defensive master Tom Landry, opens its new camp at Califwnia Lutheran College, Thousand Oaks, July 11 with rookies along with vet quarterbacks and centers reporting July 12, other vets July 18. Reserved seat tickets for the traditional charity classic Aug. 8, priced at $5.00 and $3.90, may be obtained by writing to Charity Football Game, 637 S. Hill St., Los Angeles 14, Calif. Baseball for Boys SL Louis Los Angeles San Francisco Cincinnati Chicago Milwaukee Philadelphia Pittsburgh New York Houston National League W L Pet. GB 43 30 .589 . 42 30 .583 H 42 32 .568 IVz 40 33 .548 3 39 34 .534 4 36 36 .500 6V4 34 40 .459 9M! 33 39 .458 9Vi 29 45 .392 14^ 28 47 .373 16 Tuesday's Results Phila. 13 Pittsburgh 4, night (Only game sdieduled) Saturday's Gaines Cbicaso at Philadelphia, m'gfat New York at Pittsburgh, night St Louis at Houston, m'ght Milwaukee at Los Angdes, night Cincinnati at San Francisco RADIO TIME Milwaukee at Dodgers, 8 p.m. KFI Angels at Detroit 4 p.m. twi- night double header KMPC Marilyn Smith leads by stroke BROOKVILLE, N.Y. (UPI) Marilyn Smith of Tequesta, Fla., who seems to like the heat, started the second round of the $9,000 Carvel Open golf tournament today with a one-stroke lead. Playing superbly in 93-degree temperature Thursday, Miss Smith chipped three strokes off women's par over the 6,194-yard Tam O'Shanter course for a first- round 70 that was one stroke letter than the card turned in by Judy Kimball of Sioux City. Iowa. Only four players managed to break par. "The other two were long-hitting Kathy mitworth of Jal. N.M., and Marlene Hagge of Delray Beach, Fla. who had 72s. Pre-toumament favorite Mickey Wright hit 17 greens in regulation figures but still had to settle for a par 73. Yaldez kayoes Alba in fourth LOS ANGELES (UPI) -Danny Valdez, 127, Los Angeles, scored a fourth-round knockout lliursday night over Paul Alba, 126, Austin, Tex., during a scheduled 10- rounder at Olympic Auditorium. Valdez floored Alba twice in the fourth before the bout was called after 2:15. The loser was a late substitute for Licho Guerrero of Mexico, who had to bow out due to a training injury. TREASURE HOUSE Your unused furniture or appliances will find a ready market through Classified Ads. ELKS Major Tim McGaffigan's one-bit pitching led Pratt Brothers to their sixth win as the^' mauled Gill Electric, 9-1. Tim Fitch's leadoff double in the fourth was the spoiler in McGaffigan's bid for a no-hit game. Pratt Brothers jumped to an early four run lead in the first inning and coasted in the rest of the way for the win. Gill Electric 001 000-1 1 1 Pratt Brothers ...402 03x-9 8 0 Mark Lund and John Edwards; Tim McGaffigan and John Olco- vich. Minor Gill Electric Minors scored one run in the top of the last inning to tie Pratt Brothers, 5-5. Tom Johns pitched the entire game for Gill Electric striking out five and walking only two. Chuck Bellue, Pratt's left fielder, had the longest hit of the game, a triple in the second. Gill Electric 030 011-5 2 3 Pratt Brothers _.. 031 001— 4 5 0 Tom Johns and Doug Maddox: Dave Dykstra, Dickie Watts (5) and Don Izaak. Farm A 17 run first inning paved the way for Jim Glaze Yankees as they downed The Gill Electric White Sox 18-6. Jlike Gamsey was three-for-three in the First inning as he homered doubled and singled all in the top of the first. Yankees _ (17)01—18 7 2 White Sox 015-6 3 6 Eddie Bock and Mike Gamsey: Larry -Ostoh, Jim DeGroot (1) and John Porly. OPTIMIST Maior Gairs rallied for one nin in the last of the sixth but couldn't come up with enough runs as Save-U-More won, 2-1 Jim Fulmer was the winning pitcher as he went the route for Save-U- More. Rick Taack had a pair of singles in three appearances at the plate for the winners. Save-U-More 100 010-2 4 0 Gair's 000 001-1 2 I Jim Fulmer and Dennis Lopez; Steve Rojas, Warren Disparte (5) and Greg Sted. Minor Gair's scored 20 runs in nme hits to smash Save-U-More, 20-2. Kent Corwin led the Gairs hitting attack with two singles and a double. Tom Aheam managed the only Save-U-More hit, a double in the fifth inning. Save-U-More ino 010- 2 1 9 Gair's _ 170 93.\—20 9 1 For the Bankers, Larry Ekema singles twice in two trips to the plate and scored twice. Garcia tripled and singled and Dave Lockett doubled and singled. The Bankers scored their 14 runs on 11 hits and 1 Tiger error. Tigers .._ OOO 001- 0 0 1 Bankers 553 Ix -14 11 4 Dave Coleman, Bill Freeman (2), Bill Hudson (2), Dave Owens (4) and Greg Ash. Dave Gaston (2); Ron Garcia and Larry Andrews. The Brookside Dairy Cubs and McEwen Furniture Lions played eight inning of .scoreless ball last night to tie. 0-0. Tony Vega twiried seven innings for the Lions allowing only one hit. a single in the sixth by Steve Naylor. Bob Fletcher went to the mound for the Cubs and singles by Vega and Gary Steddum were the only hits given up by the lanky Cub pitcher. After seven innings of play the two pitchers had to be replaced by reason that in Pony Grad a pitcher can not pitch more than seven innings in one day. Tim Van Horn replaced Fletcher and Arie Franken went in for Vega. Both of the relief pitchers are left banders. Cubs -.. 000 000 0 0-0 1 2 Lions 000 000 0 0-0 2 1, Bob Fletcher, Tim Van Horn i took Track athletes vie for berths on U.S. team CORV.-VLLIS. Ore. (UPD - A national championship and two berths on the U.S. track team which will compete in Moscow next month were the prizes sought by 26 athletes as the national AAU decathlon diampionships opened today. Most track experts predicted a four-man battle among Paul Herman of the U.S. Army. Steve Pauley of Oregon State University, Dave Edstrom of the Air Force and Phil Mulkey of Birmingham. Ala. The meet lost some of its gla mor when world record-holder C. K. Yang of UCI^A withdrew last weekend to take part in a European tour for his native Formosa. Yang's action undoubtedly made the championship battle much closer, however. None of the entrants is expected to approach his world record of 9,121 points. Herman's 8.061 is the best this year by any of the competitors. Mulkey. the former Memphis State star, scored 8.709 in 1961 but finished second to ex-Oregon Spike star Edstrom in this spring's Kansas Relays. Competition was to be held in the 100 meters. Broad jump, shot put. high jump and 400 meters today at Oregon State University's Bell Field. Saturday's schedule includes the pole vault, the 110- meter high hurdles, discus, javelin and 1,500-meter run. Cool, partly cloudy weather with a possibility of showers was forecast both days. French horse favored in Irish Derby DUBLIN (UPI) - The French- owned Relko is an overwhelming favorite to defeat 16 rivals Saturday in the Irish Derby and bring an unexpected fortune to lucky sweepstake players around the world. Relko. winner of the English Derby earlier this year, is regarded so highly that both British and Irish bookmakers have taken him off the board. Owned by Francois Dupre. the 3-year-old Relko will be ridden by young sensation Yves St. Martin, winner of the Washington. D.C.. International last year aboard Match. If 17 starters go to the post for the mile and one-half event at the Curragh, the Derby will carry a gross purse of $184,800 with the winner neeting $140,000. Of more importance to outsiders, the derby will determine winners in the Irish Hospital Sweepstakes. A winning first place ticket in the United State* will have a value of $140,000. (8) and Mike Webster; Tony Vega, Arie Franken (8) and Allan McCall. Tom Aheam, Mike Fulmer (3) and (^1 Lopez; Tony Garcia and Art Martinez. Pony Grad Ron Garcia tossed a five inning noiitter over the Culligan Soft Water Tigers as first place Security First National Bank Bankers demolished them. 14-0. Ocean fishing Following is the latest 24 hour ocean fishing report: OCEANSIDE — Six boats, 122 anglers: 252 barracuda, 693 bass, 244 bonito, 33 yellowtaU, 14 haU- but, 21 white sea bass. S.^N DIEGO: Pt. Loma, H&M Fisherman's Landing — Seventeen boats, 381 anglers: 847 yellowtail, 17 barracuda, 401 bonito, 12 halibut, 789 bottom fish. SAN PEDRO: Norm's Landing — Five boats, 130 anglers: 13 yel- lowtaii, 142 barracuda, 451 bonito, 4 halibut, 1 white sea bass. 936 calico bass, 557 bottom fish. 22nd St Landing — Four boats, 118 anglers: 31 yellowtail, 353 barracuda. 654 calico bass. 20 bonito, 1 halibut, 91 bottom fish. NEWPORT BEACH: Davey's Locker — Five boats, 159 anglers: 238 barracuda, 386 booito, 86 3 bass, 19 white sea bass, 8 yellowtail. 13 halibut, 5 bottom fish. Balboa Pavilion and Seasport Landing — Three boats, 74 anglers: 63 barracuda, 114 bonito, 428 kelp bass, 9 halibut, 4 white sea bass, 5 yellowtail. Newport Pier — One barge, 60 anglers: 570 bonito, 5 barracuda, 29 halibut, 1 bass, 651 bottom fish. LONG BEACH: Belmont Pier — Two boats. 55 anglers: 8 yellowtail. 65 barracuda. McKinley favored in quarterfinal WIMBLEDON, England (UPI) —Chuck McKinley of San Antonio, Tex., seeking to become the first American to win the Wimbledon men's crown since 1955, was favored to nail down a quarterfinal berth today when he met India's Jaidip Mukerjea. Frank Froehling, the only other Yank survivor in the men's singles, doesn't swing back into action until Saturday when he faces England's Roger Taylor. Three of the five Americana remaining in the women's singles were scheduled to play today. Donna Floyd Fales of Arlington, Va.. was pitted against Mrs. Vera Sufcova, the Czech housewife who lost to Karen Hantze Susman of San Antonio in last year's final; Dorothy Head Knode, formerly of New York but now living in Tokyo, faced Mrs. J. W. Cawthom of England, and Tory Ann Fretz of Harrisburg, Pa- met Jan Lehane of Australia in third round matches. McKinley and • Froehling both advantage of sore-armed foes in reaching the round of 16 Thursday. Fourth-ranked McKinley needed only 50 minutes to gain, a 6-3, 6-2 6-2 victory over Artliur Ashe of Los Angeles, who suffered a recurrence of an arm injury and admitted he "felt like quitting but wouldn't." Froehling, a 6-3 native of Cora] Gables. Fla., who is ranked second behind McKinley in the U.S., was leading Australia's Bob Howe, 6-3. 6-4. 3-2, when the .Aussie was forced to retire t>ecause of a strained right arm. All-comers meet tonight Runners and jumpers will b. action tonight at the San Bernardino Valley College oval %vhen the third all-Comers Track and Field meet gets underway at 6:30 p.m. The entrants must sign in by 6 p.m. for the events in the open and junior high divisions. The 220 dash and Javelin will be the featured events with trophies going to the winners. SIGN TWO LINEMEN REGLNA. Sask. (LTD —Two American linemen—Dick Quinn, a 6-foot, 7-indi 310-pound giant from Tulsa University, and Art Haege, a mere mortal of 6 feet, 2 inches and 235 pounds, have signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League.