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Q'tiiztn. SPORTS TUESDAY, MAY 16, 1967 PAGE 19 Porter CITIZEN SPORTS EDITOR Paul's Absence Worries WAC Athletic brass from around the Western Athletic Conference converge on Albuquerque tomorrow for the WAC's annual spring meetings (and sports championships). But the most noticeable 1 factor will be an absence. . Paul Brechler, commissioner of the "WAC since its beginning in 1962, will not be at Albuquerque. Brechler is convalescing in Denver after a reported heart attack. Conference business will go on as usual. Certain athletic directors are conferring with Paul before heading for Albuquerque. Questions such as the eligibility of freshmen athletes, the evaluation of the 1.6 rule, eligibility of junior college transfers and whether or not to pay $15 a month "laundry money," will be resolved (or not resolved) pretty much the same in Brechler's absence. It is another area which is worrying WAC officials. There is another, more important meeting. Next month, the conference school presidents -- the only six men who have a say in WAC expansion -- are scheduled to sit down together. Once again they are expected to thrash over expansion possibilites and once again might table the issue -- particularly if Brechler is not on hand to continue his unending plea to admit at least two new schools. Wyoming Ready to Jump ? The latest furor on the expansion front has .'been a report that Wyoming is ready to. jump the WAC if its next-door neighbor, Colorado State University, is not^ admitted to membership in June. Wyoming athletic director Glenn (Red) Jacoby only laughs at it. . "I don't think that's too serious," says Jacoby. "The University of Wyoming has never made a statement to that effect. I probably triggered the whole thing myself by saying, 'what the heck, if we're not going to expand, maybe we need to find a new home'." Jacoby has been at the head of the pack in seeking expansion. "There is no question I've tried to promote Colorado State and Texas Western for membership. We've got to impress these presidents with the fact we need eight teams to build a strong, nationally recog-' nized league. . .and we need the geographical distribution." Financially, Jacoby points ,to the lucrative football television contracts available to eight-team leagues (the NCAA guarantees two TV games per year to leagues of eight or more teams), as compared to smaller conferences (only a one-game guarantee). Geographically, he sees CSU pairing off with Wyoming, Texas Western with New Mexico, Utah with BYU and UA with ASU for perfect balance. Quick Cure For 'Outlaws' Jacoby is also quick to laugh off any "outlaw" finger-pointing toward Texas Western. "Listen here," says Red, "the way to cure an outlaw is to make them join you. . .get them in the conference and then say, 'here are the rules, you want to stick around, you're going to have to live with them 1 ." Jacoby denies arguments that CSU does not have the potential to draw big football gates. He points to the school's upcoming stadium expansion (to some 30,000 seats) and the fact CSU has already requested 8,000 seats at $4 apiece for next year's Rams-cowboys game in Laramie for evidence of interest. "Arizona's always complaining about losing money," said Jacoby. "Well, we make a lot more at El Pa'so against Texas Western than we do in Tucson against Arizona or-in Tempe against Arizona State. "Last season at El Paso, we got our $12,500 guarantee and $15,000 more on our option -- nearly $28,000. At Tucson and Tempe we take out less than $20,000 for a game." That's why Red and other athletic directors and faculty representatives around the WAC are concerned with Brechler attending the June meeting of presidents. If he doesn't, the directors -- who usually get "poor cousins" treatment from the presidents -may beg themselves for an audience hp.fore the Exalted Ones. Perez' Double Steals Spotlight From Pirate By Associated Press The Pittsburgh Pirates were marking time until Roberto Clemente's next trip to the plate. But Cincinnati's Tony Perez got there first, leaving Clemente with a night to remember -and an empty feeling. Perez' run-scoring double in the 10th inning gave the National League-leading Reds an 8-7 victory over the Pirates -- and nullified the biggest single-game spree of Clemente's career. The Pittsburgh superstar drove in all of his team's runs with three towering homers and a double, moving into the league Torres vs. Tiger Jose Torres Favored To Regain Ring Title leading both production. batting and run- "This is the biggest day I ever had -- in a game that we lost," he sighed. "I've never hit three homers in a game before. I wish we had won it." Clemente, whose batting average soared to .390 while his RBI mark jumped to 24, socked a bases-empty homer in the ninth inning that capped the personal binge and gave the Pirates a 75 lead. But Lee May's two-run homer pulled the Reds even in the bottom of the ninth and Perez' fourth hit -- a booming drive to dead center field off reliever Juan Pizarro in the 10th -knocked in the winning run. While Cincinnati moved three games ahead of the second- place Pirates, the Houston Astros ended a five-game tailspin by edging Los Angeles 5-3 on Bob Aspromonte's two-run triple in the 10th inning. Ernie Banks' three-run homer and two-run blasts by Lee Thomas and Billy Williams carried the Chicago Cubs to a 9-3 victory over San Francisco in an afternoon game. New York and Atlanta were rained out. Kansas City trimmed California 5-2 in the American League while two games--Baltimore at Boston and Detroit at Washing- FACES HOT-HITTING CUBS Marichal Searches For 6th Win In Row NEW YORK (AP) - The first three rounds are expected to tell the story tonight when Nigeria's Dick 'Tiger defends his light heavyweight title in a return 15- round bout with ex-champion Jose Torres at Madison Square Garden. "If Torres doesn't knock him out or soften him up in the first three rounds then I don't think he'll win," Roger Rouse said today. "You better root for me,'.' Torres said to Rouse. "We'll do Colavito Believes He Can Make Up Deficit In Salary NEW YORK (AP)-Rocky Colavito wants to play more so he can earn back the money the Cleveland Indians cut from his 1967 contract. "That's all I want, a chance to earn back the money they cut me," the slugging outfielder said Monday in a IVa-page handwritten statement to baseball writer Russell Schneider of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Colavito, 33, who has been platooned with Leon Wagner in left field this season, is earning reported $55,000 as against an estimated $67,000 in 1966. "Our ball club has" a much better chance of scoring runs with both Wagner and myself in the line-up at the same time," said Colavito, who is hitting .297 in 15 games, 10 of which he started. "They are making sure I get no chance to earn back my cit. "I've given this a lot of thought. This situation has been bugging me for-quite a while, and it's time to say something. I don't think a player is worth anything if he's not willing to fight to play every day. I am and that's why I'm doing this." Colavito could not be reached here Monday night for further comment. The Indians open a I two-game scries \vith the NP.W York Yankees tonight. ing this on denied it. "General In his statement, Colavito said: 'What has happened so far causes me to wonder if there's more here than meets the eye and I question if it doesn't go further than just the manager. I confronted the manager regard- opening day. He Manager Gabe Paul would love to have me say 'Trade me,' but I won't say that because that's not what I really want, although I think he would like to trade me. "But still, I feel I'd be better off leaving than sitting on the bench the way I am. I don't know what's going to happen next, but this'is it. I've said what's on my mind." Manager Joe Adcock said, "I manage this team and when think Colavito can help by playing, he'll play." Adcock also said he wouldn't order Colavito in to discuss the situation. "No sir, I won't call him in,' Adcock said. "But if he want to come see me about this, he's welcome, except I'll not ask him." Paul would say only: "That' very eloquently written, but be yond that I'll not comment." more business. I'm gonna knock him out within 10 rounds." Rouse is 'the No. 1 contender rom Anaconda, Mont. He has been promised a shot at the vinner within 90 days. "I've been waiting so long for title shot that I'm losing my hair," said the Westerner. "I may be the first fighter ever to vear a wig in the ring for a title * h t . " Torres is a 9-5 favorite to regain the 175-pound division crown he lost to the 37-year-old Tiger on a unanimous decision n 15 rounds at the Garden last Dec. 16. The 31-year-old Puerto Rican was a 3-1 favorite when he was soundly whipped by the older, shorter and lighter Tiger. The veteran Nigerian had been dethroned as middleweight (160 pounds) champion eight months iartter by Emile Griffith. This time the Garden is looking for a crowd of 10,000 and a gate of between $75,000 and ?100,000 plus another $60,000 for national television. New York will be blacked out of the television. Starting time is 10 p.m., EOT. The first fight lacked knock- SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -Juan Marichal, the only San Francisco Giants pitcher to stymie the hot-hitting Chicago Cubs this season, will be asked to do that again tonight when the clubs meet in the second g a m e of their three-game series. Last week, the Giants' great right-hander downed the Cubs 9-2 on a four-hitter at Wrigley Field. Monday, Chicago held the Giants to four hits in a 9-3 romp at Candlestick Park. Since Marichal's win, the Cubs have won six of seven games to take third place in j the National League. The Giants' ace will be going for his s i x t h straight win against y o u n g Chicago right-hander Ferguson Jenkins. Billy Williams paced Monday's win over the Giants with four hits, including a two-run homer in the seventh inning. A d d e d to Sunday's 5-for-5 against the Dodgers, Williams has 9 hits for his last 10 at bats for a .356 average. "The warm weather at Candlestick and in Los Angeles helped," offered the modest Williams. "It was hard getting going with all the cold weather, but I've loosened up the last few days." The Cubs' centerfielder rapped his fourth hit in the ninth inning, preceding Ernie Banks' Sportsmanship Series Starts real excitement, expected smaller downs and Hence, the crowd. It was Torres' first loss in three years and snapped a 13- fight victory streak. In winning the title from Willie Pastrano on a ninth round technical knockout two years ago and in defenses against Wayne Thornton and Ohio Calderwood, Torres unloaded his big guns in the opening rounds and dominated the fights. The general opinion among the experts agreed with Rouse -- if Torres doesn't get away quickly, against a fighter who never has been stopped, he probably will lose. "Tiger hurt him with his body punching," said Rouse. "He's a tough old guy and strong as a heavyweight." "I beat Torres before and I'll knock him out. :: Nominees for the annual Tucson Daily Citizen Sportsmanship Award will be introduced to readers, on a daily basis, beginning tomorrow. Each of the nine major high schools in Tucson has nominated an outstanding senior student-athlete for this award, which is presented each spring. Judging is based on athletics, sportsmanship, scholarship and outside activities. Judges this year are Capt. Slade Cutter, former Naval Academy athletic director of the Southern Arizona School; Dick Clausen, athletic director at the University of Ari- zona; and Superior Court Judge William Frey, former U A athlete. Past winners: 1957 -- D. L. Secrist, Tucson High; 1958 -- Donald Parsons, Catalina; 1959 -- Edward Brown, Flowing Wells; 1960 -- Robert Svob, Catalina; 1961 -- Terry DeJonghe, Salpointe; 1962 -Raymond Kosanke, Tucson High; 1963 -- Michael Aboud, Tucson High; 1964 -- Patrick Me Andrew, Flowing Wells; 1965 -- Charles Begley, Sunnyside; 1966 -- Eric Evelt, Catalina. The 1967 winner will be announced on May 29. sixth home run of the season -a 3-run blast. Giant Ollie Brown opened the scoring off starter Ray Culp by slamming a home run in the second inning. It was Brown's second homer on as many pitches as he defeated the Houston Astros with a round- tripper in the ninth inning Sunday. After Browns' blast, however, Culp retired 12 straight Giants, and the Cubs took a 3-1 lead in the sixth on singles by Williams and Banks and Lee Thomas' homer. The Giants got one back ton--were postponed because ol rain. Clemente lashed two-run homers off Milt Pappas in the first and fifth innings, sending Pittsr burgh ahead 4-0, then doublet} two runs across in the seventh before slamming his sixth homer of the year in the ninth. The Reds scored three runs in the sixth, knocking out Pirate starter Bob Veale, and added two more in the seventh on Perez' run-scoring double and an RBI single by May. Perez singled before May's tying homer in the ninth, then delivered the winning hit with two out in the 10th. The Astros tagged LA relief ace Phil Regan with his first loss in almost a year. Regan had won 15 straight since last May 13. He came on at the start of the 10th, gave up a single by Joe Morgan and retired the next two hitters before walking Rusty Staub intentionally to get at Aspromonte. Banks' sixth homer capped a four-run wrapup burst in the ninth for the Cubs, who have won seven of their; last eight starts. Williams rapped three singles in addition to his homer for a total of nine hits in his last 10 at-bats. Kansas City extended its winning string to four games as Bert Campaneris ignited two scoring rallies with singles and in the bottom of the inning on Jesus Alou's single, Tom Haller's double and Jim Hart's sacrifice fly. Hallers' double extended his batting streak to 10 games and was his sixth two-bagger in four games with the Cubs. Williams' homer provided two unearned runs off reliever Lindy McDaniel in the eighth. McDaniel, the former Cubs' relief specialist, replaced starter Ron Herbel in the sixth. Herbel was the losing pitcher. Alou's single and Haiier's walk with one out brought in Dick Radatz to replace winning pitcher Culp in the eighth. rookie Tony Pierce pitched one- hit relief over the final 21-3 innings, preserving John (Blue Moon) Odom's first victory. ' Box Scores Page 22 Tucson Racquet Club To Construct New Facilities At Alvernon-Holmes Bob Evans Racquet Club pro The Tucson Racquet Club has announced plans for a new location and a new professional. Bob Evans, professional at Tucson Country Club and one of the area's most active ten- ·nis organizers, will move to TRC to be professional at the club's proposed new plant at the corner of Holmes Street and Alvernon Way. Evans, 27, is a native of Lubbock, Tex., and a graduate of Hardin-Simmons Uni- versity. He came to Tucson Country Club as pro in October of 1965 from the Caswell Tennis Center in Austin, Tex,, where he developed an outstanding junior program. Also announced today by TRC was the appointment by the Board of Directors of John R. Stilb as president. The Racquet Club had previously announced intentions to build a plush new facility in s e Catalina foothills. Last night, however, club mem- bers went before the City Council with a request for a June r-' 'ic he' ' _ bsfore the Planning and Zoning Cornmission. The club is seeking special permission to begin vork on the new 'ub, at Holmes and Alvernon, which TRC maintains would be held up two months if the club m" r ' go through customary preliminary hearings. In moving from : present site behind the El Conquistador Hotel, the Racquet Club has announced intentions to build six tennis courts, locker rooms, a club room, a pro shop and office. The new facility will be built jusf north of the Lodge on the Desert on Alvtrnon Way. * kick off merrbership party for old and prospective n e w rmmbers has been scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at * u " Lodge. Family initiation f'.^s in the Racquet Club will be $350 until June 1, at which time they will go up to $450. Solons Study Night Horse Racing Bill SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Assembly has before it today a bill to permit night horse racing -- the biggest proposed change in California's racing and gambling laws since adoption in 1933. The controversial proposal, opposed by many church groups cleared the Assembly Ways and Means Committee by a 6-5 vote Monday. It's aimed at enriching state revenues by $1.5 million more annually, and racing promoters by $199 million gross.". Even so, an opponent, Assemblyman Stewart Hinckley, R- Rediands, declared "I think the state is getting rooked in this bill." The bill, proposed by Assem- Blyman Bob Moretti, D - Van Nuys, is the first major revision in California racing laws since the present system was approved by the people in 1933. · BASEBALL SCOREBOARD 6 6'^ 4',i 3',-i 10 12 Winner Gets Push From Girls Jo Ann Prentice, winner of yesterday's Dallas Civitan Open, gets dumped into Glen Lakes Country Club's swimming pool by members of the Ladies golf tour. Miss Prentice took two of the golfers in with her. (AP Wirephoto) National League Clnclnnat. ... £° n , L005t ?,«/' Be3htrt Pittsburgh ...... 16 la 11 3 . Clifcago 16 U .593 *» St. Louis 15 ,, 377 Atlanta ,. . 14 14 ^Q San Francisco".'. 14 15 '.t33 Pmladelohia . . . . 13 14 43) New York . . . . 10 15 .'4CO Los Angeles . . . 10 18 .157 Houston 9 ii .300 Monday's Results Chicago 1. San Francisco 3 Cincinnati 8. Pittsburgh 7. 10 Innings Houston 5, Los Angeles 3, 10 innings New York at Atlanta, rain Only names scheduled. Today's Games Pittsburgh (Fryman C-ll at Cincinnati (Queen 4 - 1 ) , night Philadelohia (Ellsworth 1-2) at St Louis (Washburn 1-2), night Houston (Cuellar 2-2) at Los Angeles (Osteen 4-2). ni?ht Chicago (Jenkins 3-1) at San Francisco (Manchal 5-3), night New York (Seavor 3-1) at Atlanta (Eruce 2-11. night Wednesday's Games Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, night Philadelphia at St. Louis, night Houslon at Los Anseles. nighr New YorK at Atlanta, night Chicago ft San Francisco American League Ct.icagp 13"" V" .720" ~-Detroit . . . . . . . 17 9 .654 l',i Kansas City . . . . 14 14 500 5 1 j Boston 13 14 .481 6 New YorX ]J 13 .430 A Cleveland 13 13 480 A v;ashing;on . . . 12 IS 444 7 Minnesota . . . . . II 15 .423 7'.i Baltimore . . . II 15 423 7i.j Cilifornia . . . 13 13 .419 1 Monday'} Results K a i s a s City 5, California 2 Detroit at Washington, rin Baltimore at Boston, rain Oniy games scheduled. Today's Games Detroit (Wilson 4-21 at Washington IPascual M ) _ night {Peterson""o-2)'.'^nignT" Baltimore (Sertaina 0-0 or Bunker 1-2) at Boston (Brandon 0-4). night California (Sanford 1-2) at Kansas City (Hunrer 3-3), night Minnesota (Cunce 5-11 at Chicago (Buzhardt 1-1). niqht , Wednesday's Games California at Kansas City, night Minnesota at Chicago, night Detroit at Washington, night Cleve id at New York, night Baltimore at Boston, night ADO SCOREBOARD PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE Sealtle 1, Indianapolis 0 Vancouver 4, Portland 3 Tacoma 4, Spokane 1 Only games scheduled. I N T E R N A T I O N A L LEAGUE Toledo 1-7, Syracuse 0-3 Toronto at Rochester, rain Columbus at Richmond, rain On!y games scheduled. TEXAS LEAGUE Albuquerque 5, Dallas-Fort Worth t Arkansas 3, El Paso 1 Austin J. Amarlllo 2 S O U T H E R N LEAGUE Birmingham 1, Montgomery 1 Macon j| Charlolle, rain Evansvllle at Knoxville, rain

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