The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 22, 1968 · Page 6
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All-Pro Clashes Season Is Over By F. T. MACFEELY JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — George Blanda and all his teammates on the American football League's West team are $400 poorer today than they think they should be. It's all because Blarida's old Kentucky windage deserted him. When Joe Namath of the New York Jets risked his fragile leg: on a one-yard touchdown smash and .put the Past All-Stars ahead 25-24 in Sunday's season finale, there were" 58 "seconds left. As any pro football fan knows, this is not necessarily decisive. And Len Dawson of the Kansas City Chiefs used only 52 seconds to move the .West to the East's 28. This was the time to call on Blanda, 18 years a pro and the AFL's leading scorer of .-1967 on his educated placekicking toe. Back before his pro career Blanda had played at the University of Kentucky and he knew all about windage. He had missed a 29-yard field goal attempt early in the fourth quarter and,, took note of how the wind was blowing in the Gator Bowl. Blanda allowed ""for-it and booted from the 35 what could have been the winning points and the ?.'..000 winners'"share to each West player instead of .the ?60fl. loser's share. "It just missed by a fraction," Blanda noted as time ran out. "Actually the ball went .right where I aimed it. The earlier kick I missed was carried to the right by the wind. I (bought that the same thing would happen again—but it didn't." GEORGE BLANDA So the glory went .to. Namath, who came to life in the fourth quarter and carried the East to two touchdowns, and to his top receiver Don Maynard, who are used to such pitclvarid-catch connections for the New York Jets.. -. ..-•'.•.-••- '. -- •••-.-• They shared 'the most valuable offensive player accolade. If sports writers had voted after the game instead- of with three minutes left on the clock, they might have.included Larry Garron of the "Boston Patriots in their honors. A substitute on the East team for Woodie Campbell of Houston, who had'to go on military duty, Garron also was a substitute on 'the 26-yard pass play which carried to the .West--10 and set up the "winning touchdown. Prime receiver George Sauer o£ New York was covered, so! Namath threw short to Garron, who then scampered and cut down the left sideline on as important a play as their was in the game. The East's late comeback robbed Lee"Speedy" Duncan of the San Diego chargers of the role as hero and left him with only the honor of being named the top defensive player. Duncan set a record on a 90-yard Jcickoff return which gave the West an early 7-3 edge and a lead it held until the final minute. - -. • '-....... . LOS ANGELES (AP)-In the voting for Bacjf Of the Game in the Pro Bowl, one ballot went to Bob Hayes of the Dallas Cowboys. . ." ' The voter said the explanation was simple: 'Hayes starred for both teams.". Hayes also punted for the East which proved invaluable for the West. His first boot was high enough but it only traveled six yards. Bob improved on the next one. It sailed up and out 14 yards. Each time the West cashed in for touchdowns. Hayes, it must be hastily noted, can't be faulted. He hadn't booted a football since lie played in high school until he was pressed into punting service in practice for the Pro Bowl. Coach Otto Graham wanted to use the New York Giants' kicker, Ernie Koy, but Koy came up with a bad ankle. Hayes in practice was the best on the squad. The West defeated-the East,. 38-20, in what must be described as a fun game, at least for the 53,289 who saw it in person, along with a national television audience. As often happens in all-star games with squads by necessity hastily assembled and. coached. there was something less than perfection. .... The rival quarterbacks, Johnny Unitas of Baltimore and Los Angeles' Roman Gabriel, for Hie West, and Don Meredith of Dallas and Fran Tarkenton of the New York Giants, kept the action lively. Mel Farr of the.Detroit Lions executed a dazzling,-.diving, finger-top catch for a touchdown on a 39-yard throw from Gabriel. Tarkenton, reverting to rambling, scambling Fran, uncorked a throw aimed at Washington's Jerry Smith. But Chicago's Richie Petitbonff for the West hauled it in on his own 30 and rushed it back 70 yards:ior..a touchdown. ;. Tiiere was an 80 - yard East march to a touchdown that had its oddities. On a fourth- and four in midfield, Hayes punted into the end zone. But officials said the West bad 12 guys on the. field, it was penalized and the* drive continued. .' ' •' . ' '•• : ' The West coaches even today; have not figured who, if there was one, the 12th man was. Moments later ' Meredith jassed and Green Bay's 'Willie• Wood stepped in for an interception. Instead; he tipped it up n the air and it dropped .into .he hands of the surprised Hayes on the seven. Tilings like this make All- Star things entertaining. After long season, who needs perfection?" ' .'.-'• Blythevlllt (Ark.) Courier New* — Mmdav. January a. 19M - Pan EI«VN Bruins Hope Cougars Gc| TAKING A DAY OFF, Joe Namath (left) studies a putt and holds golf ball IB his teeth while relaxing In Florida; Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita (npner right), the Chicago Black Hawks' top scorers, ham It up with a little Indian wrestling while In Reality, (lower right) enjoys a refreshing roll in his sandplle after a work- oat on the Hlaleah track. Russell Returns To Haunt Pistons In Own BackYard By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DETROIT (AP) - A couple of years ago the New York Knicks won a coin toss from the Detroit Pistons and made Cazzie Russll their NO. -1 choice in the National Basketball Association player draft. •.-•-. The Pistons fended off the grumblings of their fans and selected Dave Bing of Syracuse, saying he was no Cazzie Russell, but a pretty fair player from out East somewhere. The Pistons may have actually got the better -deal, but Russell proved his value to the hnicks with a record-shattering 42-point performance Sunday that gave the Knicks a 115-103 victory over Detroit. Russell was the darling of the midwest as an All-America who led Michigan to two consecutive By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS OSLO, Norway (AP) — Norway's Olympic Committee has decided to send a 71-member team to the Winter Olympic Games at Grenoble, France next month; ' OSLO (AP) - Vaalerengen, Norway's first-division ice hockey team, defeated the Japanese Big Ten titles and sparked a revival in Wolverine basketball that led to the building of a new $7.2 million basketball arena at nearby Ann Arbor. Cazzie's 42 points Sunday were an NBA career high for him. Russell rallied the Knicks from a 52-48 half time deficit, hitting 17 points in the third quarter and 18 in the fourth, to pull out the victory. The 35 second half points were'an arena record, surpassing the 33 by Wilt Chamberlain Jan. 17, 1962. Russell's 42 points surpassed his previous single game NBA high of 34 against Baltimore Nov. 22, 1966. Detroit, suffering St. Louis took Seattle 120-115 ^ day, the Muskies broke out of .a and Philadelphia topped Chica-'j deadlock with the Pittsburgh Pigo 135-111. Zelmo Beaty scored 25 oE his 32 points in the second half, leading the Hawks to victory. Bob Boozer and Keith Ericteon led the Bulls with 21 points each. After a low-scoring 'first half, Chicago led 35-32. Boston, leading by just two period, broke away with Don priod, broke away with Don Nelson scoring 10 points. .Bailey pers, who didnl play. Minneso- i.a, paced by Mel Daniels' 25 points, have now won three games in a row. In other ABA games Sunday, Dallas beat .New Jersey 107-97 and Denver walloped Anaheim 112-85. On Saturday, New Jersey beat Indiana .106-96. The Muskies outlasted a third-quarter rally by the Pac- Howell led the Celtics with 31; ers to win. . Oliver Darden points and John Havlick throw- topped the Indiana scorers with ing in 29. Don Kojis scored 22 for San Diego. National squad night. straight loss, had taken a four- point halftime lead, mostly on the shooting of Bing, who had 18 points. The NBA's leading scorer was held to two points in th second half as Russell caught fire. Eddie Miles topped Detroit with 25 points. In other. NBA .action Sunday, St. Louis beat "Chicago 98-90, Boston beat San Diego 139-112 and Los Angeles rapped Seattle 154-123. On Saturday, Baltimore edged Boston 118-115, Los Angeles Elgin Baylor scored 29 points and Jerry West had 25 in Los its second i Angeles ' rom P over Seattle - 24 points. . Dallas' victory was its sixth in a row, While the" Americans had a seven-game' streak broken. Charles Beasley led the Chapar- was the second straight night ral scorers with-25 points. Dan the rampaging Lakers had gone | Anderson had 19 for the Ameri- over 150 points. * * * The Minnesota Muskies are back on top in the Eastern Division of the American Basketball cans. Denver won its seventh straight and Anahim lost its eight,! in a row. Byron Beck led the winners with 27 while John Association. Beating Indiana 103-88 'Fail-child Sun-1 will) 18. topped the Amigos By BOB GREEN Associated Press Sports Writer HOUSTON (AP) - Lucius Allen's wry, impish grin split through the gloom of UCLA's dressing room. "I just hope Houston wins the rest of their games," said the Bruin backcourt ace, "and we gel to play them in the nationals." "Yes,' agreed UCLA coach John Wooden. "I'd like to play them again. They're a fine basketball team." Then, in answer to a question, the normally placid UCLA coach bristled: "No, it's not revenge," Wooden snorted. "1 donl play that way. When I start playing for revenge, I'll get out of the business. As I said, they're a good team and Guy Lewis is a fine coach." The unbeatable Bruins had just been beaten, 71-69, by Houston's second-ranked Cougars. And they'd been beaten before the largest crowd ever to see a college basketball game, 52,693, in the Astrodome Saturday night, their No. 1 ranking was almost certainly gone and their 47-ga.me winning string was snapped 13 short of the recod. .If'they meet again this season, it will be in the semifinals of the national championships. And the national championships, the semifinals and finals, will be played at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, the Buins 1 home court. -"Yeah, Fd real much like to play 'em again," said Allen, whose 25 points from the outside shooting kept the Bruins in the game against the inspired Cougars, now 17-0. "OUr game plan," said Houston Coach Lewis, "was to keep Lew Alcindor bottled up and cut off his passing lanes to his corner men, Lerin'Shackleford and Mike Lynn." ' The Cougars followed that plan perfectly, with All-American Elvin Hayes and Ken Spain doing the corking job on the 7- foot-1 Alcindor and Don Chaney working the defensive backcourt magic on the lanes. It resulted in a 33.6 shooting percentage for the Bruins,.compared with their usual 50 per cent. Hayes, a 6-foot-8 standout who played, by his own testimony "my best game ever," finished with 39 points, 15 rebounds, four [ assists and three blocked shots on Alcindor. A mix-up in signals, on which Bruins Mike Warren tippedf^iSi" pass out of bounds, kil(|3 UCLA's final chance with :3fc seconds left. ;§ Alcindor, obviously below par with only 15 points, refused fo take refuge in the excuse of the injured eye which had kept him out of UCLA's two previous' games. ''•'•"• "We were beaten by a better* •'? team," said big Lew. • :a; :.- Unbeaten New Mexico and St:-~ •'• Bonaventure kept pace with the 1 ' streaking Cougars. The •sixtSi-' l! "' ranked Lobos beat. Brigharffi-"; Young 84-69 for their 16th victo'-'" 17 and the No. 7 Sonnies out-''- 1 lasted Canisius 71-65 for a IM."~ mark. 5 >•*•> But St. Peter's of New Jersey; only other previously unbeaten-" major team, bowed-to St. Fraw-'-f' cis, Pa., 88-78 while-three-aa- r "' :v tionally-ranked powers-^-; Tennessee, Utah and Kentucky^' —were brought down. ,x;lv, Florida shackled fourtl» ; »- : ranked Tennessee 59-46 and' Wyoming ambushed No. 5 Utah-'is.' 81-72. The Vols had won 10 of It-previous starts; Utah, 13 of lKa«~r, Auburn edged No. 8 KentucRjr«; 74-73 on a pair of free ttirows by 1 '••-. Tom Perry in the final minute^ thwarting Adolph Rupp's bitfttv"; match the all-time career victB-"" ry mark of 771 held by former •->'• Kansas Coach Phog Allen. "'•- ."i- Rupp's Wildcats, 10-3, will at^iJ tempt to bounce back tonight at- Tennessee in a pivotal Southeast?tern Conference -game ; ?.=•*•: Columbia, ranked 10th. in.Usti": week's Associated • Press pollsas crushed Cornell 93-5i for an IPS'" mark. Third-ranked North Caf«-' fi <" Una and ninth-ranked Vandeiv'-^ bill were idle over the weekend; TOKYO (AP) -The HanstiiiK'c Tigers of - Japan's CentfSU'"- League said Monday -they were 5 '•'• confident that ex-major league' 1 ' 1 ' outfielder Willie ^Kirkiand wiff play for them this season. •— --x Kirkland led the Pacific Coast--' League in . home ; runs with 735 r "> and runs batted in with 97 in* 1967 with Hawaii,' a Washington--farm club. ' s':h . A spokesman for the Japanese-club has offered to buy KitK-K land's contract from Hawaii for $20,000. '• -^' 4-2 Sunday crushed San Francisco 151-120, Cincinnati beat Detroit 128-120, It was'hard to argue against (he theory. 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