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HECKLE Y POST-HERALD, BECKLEY, W. VA.. TUESDAY M O R N I N G , DECEMBER 28. 1976 OFFENSf-1976 ^ ^H^i AP ALL SEVEN Dan Dierdorf Joe DeLamielleure Cardinals · Bills John Hannah Patriots Cardinals Place Four Players Bert Jones Quarterbacks All-Pro Squad SPOR TS BEAT BOSTON (AP) -- DaveCowens, the Boston Celtics' star center who took an indefinite leave of absence Nov. 8, says he will return next season, according to The Quincy (Mass.) Patriot- Ledger in a copyrighted .story. The story by sports writer Harvey Robbing in Monday's editions said Cowens plans to begin \vork Jan. 11 as raceway administrator for New England Harness Raceway--formerly Bay State Raceway at Foxboro. Cowens was also quoted saying, "I will not be playing again this season." Knox To Lions? DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Lions assistant coaches have been given permission to seek other jobs but have not been fired, officials of the National Football League team said Monday. Lions General Manager Russ Thomas denied a newspaper report that the team had fired its entire coaching staff, including interim Coach Tommy Hudspeth, and wanted to hire Los Angeles Rams Coach Chuck Knox. Thomas added that Hudspeth is "a strong candidate" to stay on "next season, although club owner William Clay Ford is reviewing several candidates for the post. NEW YORK (AP) -- Bert Jones of Baltimore, the runaway selection at quarterback, and four St. L o u i s C a r d i n a l s h e a d T h e Associated Press' National Football League All-Pro team announced Tuesday. The team was selected by a panel of 84 sports writers and broadcasters, three apiece -from each NFL franchise. Jones was picked for the first team by 51 of the 84 voters. O n l y o n e p l a y e r , o u t s i d e linebacker Jack Ham of the twotime Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers, received more first-team votes. Ham was picked on 63 of the ballots. T h e C a r d s h a v e t h e most players on the first team despite failing to make the playoffs. They are tackle Dan Dierdorf, center Tom Banks, cornerback Roger W e h r l i and place-kicker Jim Bakken. Two playoff teams, the Los A n g e l e s R a m s a n d O a k l a n d Raiders, have three players apiece named to the first team. The Rams on the squad are all o n d e f e n s e -- e n d J a c k Youngblood, outside linebacker Isiah Robertson and cornerback Monte Jackson--not entirely unexpected since Los Angeles was one of the top defensive clubs in the National Conference, particularly against the rush. · The Raiders, conversely, were one of the top offensive powers of the American Conference during the regular season and two of their three All-Pro selections are p a r t o f t h a t o f f e n s e -- w i d e receiver Cliff Branch and tight end Dave Casper. The third is punter Ray Guy. Five clubs--Pittsburgh, Dallas, B a l t i m o r e , B u f f a l ' o a n d C h i c a g o -- h a v e t w o p l a y e r s apiece on the squad. The Steelers are a pair of linebackers, Ham and middle man Jack Lambert, the Cowboys are wide receiver Drew Pearson and free safety Cliff Harris and Baltimore's two picks are Jones and defensive end John Dutton. Buffalo's O.J. Simpson, the NFL rushing leader for the fourth time in five years, and Chicago's Walter Payton, whom he beat out on the final day of the regular season, are the running backs. Guard Joe DeLamielleure, one of the men who blocked for Simpson, is Buffalo's other All-Pro choice while the Bears also place d d e f e n s i v e t a c k l e W a l l y Chambers on the squad. Rounding out the first team are N6 Holiday Surprises Wolverines Stay On Top By The Associated Press There were no Christmas surprises for the U n i v e r s i t y of Michigan basketball team. Michigan played just once last week, but the Wolverines' 104-63 rout of Central Michigan was enough to keep them atop the Associated Press college basketball poll. Michigan has been No. 1 all season and was the top choice of 38 of the 47 sports writers and broadcasters who participated in this week's poll. The Wolverines c o l l e c t e d 730 p o i n t s on the strength of their 5-0 record. Lou Saban Chosen New Miami Coach Turner Tech Signs 2 CLARKSBURG," W.Va. (AP) --. T w o C l a r k s b u r g h i g h school linemen have signed football grants-in-aid with Virginia Tech. William Fox, a 6-foot-3. 220- pound defensive end and fullback for Clarksburg Washington Irving High School and Richard White, a 6-foot-3, 245-pound tackle for C l a r k s b u r g Roosevelt-Wilsooi High School, have signed with the G o b b l e r s , a c c o r d i n g to Tech assistant coach Wayne Hall. Fox has been called "the best athlete I've ever coached" by veteran WI Coach Gene Alkire and was a two-time selection on the All-Big Ten Conference team. Hawks For Sale? ATLANTA (AP) -- Ted Turner, o w n e r of the A l a n t a B r a v e s baseball club, refused to comment Monday on a report that he would purchase the financially troubled Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association. The Atlanta Journal reported in its Monday editions that Turner would buy the club within the next t w o w e e k s , q u o t i n g r e l i a b l e sources. "I think it's best I keep my big mouth shut 'right now," Turner said. "The H a w k s are in the process of restructuring, and there may be some involvement on our part, but it's too early to talk about it." Brooks Returns BALTIMORE (AP) -- Brooks Robinson announced Monday he will return as a player-coach for t h e B a l t i m o r e O r i o l e s n e x t season, but said he hopes to do a lot of, p l a y i n g and not much coaching. M I A M I (AP) -- Lou Saban. a football coach with a turbulent career in the college and pro ranks, was named Monday as the head coach of the University of Miami. The Miami News r e p o r t e d t h e school's board of t r u s t e e s o f f e r e d Saban a a S375.000 salary, but the university said the f i g u r e w a s s p e c u l a t i o n . The contract is for six y e a r s , b u t n o salary figure was announced. "I've been tremendously impressed by their desire to have line football, to have excellence in Pro Cage Standing* Ry The Associated Pre*s N a t i o n a l Basketball Association E A S T E R N ( O N F K H K N C K A t l a n t i c Division W 1. Pel. Philadelphia 18 12 ,600 Boston 17 13 .567 N. Y Knicks 16 15 .516 B u f f a l o 14 19 .424 N. Y. Nets 12 19 .387 Central Division Houston 18 10 .643 Cleveland 19 12 613 Now Orleans 18 16 .529 S.in Antonio 17 Jti .515 Washington 13 17 .433 Allan!,! 12 23 .343 \U-.Vt K R N l O N M - R K M I. .v'lidwfM Di\ ixion Denver 21 10 677 IVtroit 19 14 .576 I n d i a n a 15 19 .441 Kansas City 14 20 .412 Chicago 11 16 .407 M i l w a u k e e 7 26 .212 Pacific Division Portland 22 -10 .688 Los Anjzcles 20 13 .506 GoMcn State 15 14 .517 Seattle 16 18 .471 Phoenix · 13 15 ,464 Sund«'s Games New York Knicks 103. Atlanta 98 Houston 93, Indiana 79 B u f f a l o 103, Cleveland 96 New Orleans 107, Washington 100 San Antonio 110, Kansas City 105 Boston 103. Denver 101 Los Angeles 107, Milwaukee 99 Seattle 89, Portland 87 Monday's Games No games scheduled Tuesday's Games Houston at New York Knicks Seattle st Atlanta Kansas City at Cleveland Philadelphia at San Antonio Portland al Chicago Washington at Indiana Phoenix at Denver Milwaukee at Golden State Boston at Los Angeles this area," Saban said. "We're going to deal from strength. I don't think we have to take a back seat to anybody." University vice president Dr. John Green insisted that no one else had been offered the job t h a t , became a v a i l a b l e w h e n C a r l Selmer was fired the day of the Hurricane's last game in early December. Saban is Miami's seventh coach of this decade. During that time only Pete Elliott, the school's inc u m b e n t athletic director, escaped a losing season. Elliott's 1974 team was 6-5. Saban's career includes stints with three pro teams and six universities. He played single-wing quarterback w i t h Indiana before joining the C l e v e l a n d B r o w n s as a linebacker during the 1940s. He w a s t e a m c a p t a i n w h e n t h e Browns went undefeated in 1948. He went into coaching in 1950. Saban left the pro ranks last October when he quit as head coach of the Buffalo Bills a f t e r live games of the 1976 season. He refused to say why he left the Bills when he had'five years remaining on his contract. Shortly after leaving Buffalo, he accepted a position as athletic director with the University of C i n c i n n a t i . However. 19 days later he quit without making a public explanation. He still has l i t t l e to say about the C i n c i n n a t i episode. "I'm not much for digging up the past." he said Monday. "I just felt I could in no way help either program the wav it was." Notre Dame was second in the balloting with 650 points and five No. 1 votes. The Fighting Irish are 7-0 after downing Vermont 8948 in their only action last week. The San Francisco Dons, whose 12-0 mark is the best in the AP Top 20. were third with 607 points and a pair of firstplace selections. They were trailed by Alabama, which advanced a notch to fourth a f t e r beating Georgetown and S o u t h C a r o l i n a 'to w i n t h e Carolina Classic. The Crimson Tide is 80 and received 478 points in the" poll. Cincinnati, 7-0, was idle last week, which caused the Bearcats to drop to 460 points, including one No. 1 vote, and fifth place. Rounding out the Top 10 were No. 6 Kentucky, which moved up a spot despite being inactive last week: No. 7 Wake Forest, which got one No. 1 vote and advanced from ninth: eighth-ranked UCLA, which stayed put after defeating San Jose State and William M a r y , a n d n i n t h r a t e d N o r t h Carolina, which edged out Atlant i c C o a s t C o n f e r e n c e r i v a l Clemson by 16 points. Clemson is 10th. Nevada-Las Vegas moved up one place to llth. just ahead of fading Marquette. The Warriors have lost two straight games since coach Al McGuire announced he was resigning at the end of the season. By The Associated Press The Top Twenty teams in The Associated Press college basketball poll, with first- place votes in parentheses, this season's records and t o t a l points Points based on 20-18-16-14-12-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1: 1 Michigan (38) 5-0 730 2 Notre Dame (5) 7-0 650 3 San Francisco (21 12-0 607 4.Alabama 8-0 478 5 C i n c i n n a t i (1) 7-0 460 6 Kentucky 6-1 337 7.Wake Forest (1) 7-0 293 8. UCLA 7-1 285 9 North Carolina 5-1 219 10 Clemson 8-0 203 11 Nevada-Las Vegas 8-1 172 12 M a r q u e t t e 4-2 129, 13. Arizona 8-1 108 14 Louisville 5.2 106 i5.iMinnesota 7-d 98 16. M a r y l a n d 7-1 70 17.Arkansas ft-0 56 18 Syracuse 7 1 32 19 I l a h 6-3 26 2 0 . A u b u r n 5-0 17 NOTICE OUR BLUEFIELD, VA. OFFICE WAREHOUSE WILL BE CLOSED DEC 27, 1976 TO JAN. 2, 1977 FOR PHYSICAL INVENTORY. WE ASK FOR YOUR PATIENCE LJ DURING THE INVENTORY WHICH IS NECESSARY TO INSURE BETTER SERVICE TO, OUR VALUED CUSTOMERS. M E R R Y C H R I S T M A S . H A P P Y N E W Y E A R . Blue field Supply Company Minnesota tackle Ron Yary, New England guard John Hannah, Cleveland defensive,tackle Jerry NEW YORK (AP) - The Associated Press 1976 National Football League first and second All-Pro teams and American and National Conference teams: ALL-PRO FIRST TEAM OFFENSE Wide Receiver C l i f f Branch, Oakland: Drew Pearson, Dallas. Tieht End Dave Casper. Oakland. Tackle Dan Dierdorf. St. Louis: Ron Yary. Minnesota. Guard J o h n H a n n a h . N e w E n g l a n d ; J o e DeLamielleure. Buffalo. Center Tom Banks. St. Louis. Quarterback Bert Jones. Baltimore. Running hack p.J. Simpson. Buffalo: Waller Payton. Chicago. DEFENSE End Jack Youngblood, Los Angeles; John Dutton, Baltimore. Tackle Wally Chambers. Chicago: Jerry Sherk, Cleveland. Linebacker Jock Ham. Pittsburgh .(outside): Jack Lambert. Pittsburgh ( m i d d l e ) : Isiah Robertson, Los Angeles (outside). Cornerback Monte Jackson, Los Angeles: Roger tt'ehrli. St. Louis. Safety C l i f f H a r r i s , D a l l a s ( f r e e ) : T o m Casanova, Cincinnati (strong). SPECIALISTS Place-kicker Jim Bakken, St. Louis. Punter Ray G u y . Oakland. Kick-returner Rick Upchurch. Denver. SECOND TEAM OFFENSE Wide Receiver Roger Carr. Baltimore; Isaac Curtis. Cincinnati. Tight End Rtiss Francis, New England. Tackle Rayfield Wright. Dallas: George Kunz, Baltimore. fiuard Conrad Dobler. St. Louis: Gene Upshaw, Oakland. Center Jim Langer. Miami. Quarterback Kun Stabler. Oakland. Running back Chuck Foreman. Minnesota: Lydell Mitchell. Baltimore. D E F E N S E End Tommy Hart. San Francisco: Harvey M a r t i n . Dallas. Tackle Sherk, Cincinnati strong safety Tom Casanova and kick returner Rick Upchurch of Denver. · Joe Greene. Pittsburgh; Alan Page. Minnesota. Linebacker Ted Henriricks. Oakland (outside); Bill Sergey. Philadelphia (middle); Robert Brazile, Houston (outside): Cornerback Mike Haynes. New England; Keri Riley, Cincinnati. ", Safety Glen Edwards. Pittsburgh (free): Mike Wagner. Pittsburgh (strong). SPECIALISTS Place-kicker Efren Herrera. Dallas. Punter John James. Atlanta. Kick-returner Ed Brown. Washington. ALL-NFC OFFENSE Wide Receiver Drew Pearson. Dallas; Mel Gray. St. Louis. Tight End Billy Joe DuPree, Dallas. Tackle Dan Dierdorf, St. Louis; Ron Yary, Minnesota. Guard Conrad Dobler. St. Louis; Elaine Nye, Dallas. Center Tom Banks, St. Louis. Quarterback Roger Staubach. Dallas. Running back · W a l t e r P a y t o n , C h i Foreman. Minnesota. DEFENSE End Jack Youngblood. Los Angeles: Tommy Hart. San Francisco. Tackle Wally Chambers. Chicago: Alan Page. Minnesota. Linebacker Isiah Robertson. Los Angeles; (ouUide): Bill Bergey. Philadelphia (middle); Brad V;m Pelt. New York Giants. Cornerhack Monte Jackson. Los Angeles; Roger Wohrli. St. Louis. Safety Cliff Harris. Dallas (free): Ken Houston, Washington (strong). SPECIALISTS Place-kicker Jim Bakken. St. Louis. Punter John James. Atlanta. Kick-returner Ed Brown. Washington. 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