Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on March 12, 1976 · Page 32
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M CREKI.EY (Colo.) TRIBUNE Fri., Mtreli 1Z. IVM Seo«on In jeopardy Baseball negotiations remain stalemated By RALPH BERNSTEIN main in Florida for marathon the case of pitches Andy Mes- ization if his one-and-one right AP Sports Writer negotiating sessions starting to- sersmlth and Dave McNally, is abrogated by a collective ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. day. which permits a player to play bargaining compromise. The (AP) -- "We're in the llth hour Bench, who recently signed a one year, then an option year owners claim there is no liabil- of something that is jeopard- $200,000 contract with the world and then becomes a free agent: ity, that the bargaining agree- izing the baseball season." champion Reds, was one of Two federal courts have upheld ment supercedes the player That was the dour statement those instrumental in getting the right of the arbitrator to contract, of Cincinnati star Johnny together the owners'committee make such a decision. "We kicked it around, but it Bench after baseball's ncgotiat- and the Players Association ex- The owners' committee has still comes back to the liability ing committee and some 50 ecutive committee of 24 for an conceded it no longer has life- problem, the legality is the is- players met eye-to-eye Thurs- exchange of ideas. A number of time rights to a players'con- sue," said Bench. "I don't day in a two-hour, 25-minute other players attended the ses- tract, and offered a plan that know if we'll ever get over that sion as observers. permits free agent status after load. Until that logjam is bro- Marvin Miller, executive di- nine years. The players turned ken, it doesn't make any differ- rector of the Players Associ- that down and are seeking a ence how many (option) years Regardless of the number of we negotiate." Bench added, "They (the exploratory session at the Tampa airport hotel. There was little reason for optimism, indicated by Bench's ation, confirmed Bench's pres- five-year plan, observation that negotiations simism. Miller said the two for a new labor contract be- sides were no closer to a solu- y ears finally agreed upon, the owners) have got to realize that tween the major leagues and lion. He said the main issue of own ers want it to begin imme- we have one-and-one and It's the Players Association still responsibility for liability in the ^lately, eliminating the arbi- here to stay." event of a compromise on the t"tor'' one-and-one option rul- Actually, the one-and-one is- controversial reserve clause rein 8' T" 6 players refuse, claim- sue would be effective for two mains unsolved. '"8 they can not legally give up years (1976 and 1977) if a com- the right granted them by the promise is reached. The new artilrator . contract would reword ^ Tne Players Association says lion clause. But the owners re- any plaver could sue the Qrgan . (use to Uye ^^ ^ were stalemated. "If we don't get off dead center and get it done by the middle of next week, the start of the season could be jeopardized," Bench said. But both sides agreed to re- BASEBALL SUMMIT MEETING -- Major league owners and players met yesterday trying to resolve contract negotiation problems. From left, Bob Howsam, Cincinnati Reds president; John McHale, Montreal Expos president and in back, center, Marvin Miller, Director, Major League Players Association, seated amongst the players. (AP Wirephoto) The owners still were adamant on the reserve issue, de- spile an arbitrator's decision in Tar Heels face Alabama in NCAA cage playoffs Thursday's College Basketball Resulli By The Associated Press TOURNAMENTS NCAA Division II EAST Championship Cheyney St 60, Phila. Textile Players decide to quit workouts 59 By KEN HAPPOl'OHT AP Spurts Writer Can North Carolina rebound? Literally as well as figuratively, that is. The Tar Heels are hoping to come back in the NCAA playoffs Saturday from an Atlantic Coast Conference bust. And to do that, they'll have to come up (o Alabama's rebounding pow- igan of the Big Ten faces Wichita State of the Missouri Valley Conference in one of the Midwest doubleheaders at Denton, Tex. Guided by Mitch Kupchak rounder at Providence, R.I., plays Southwest Conference and Phil Ford, North Carolina il ' s independent Rutgers vs. Ivy winner Texas Tech and Mich- won Ihe regular-season ACC League champion Princeton championship before the upset and H ° f stra of the East Coast by Virginia in the always-fran- Conference against Connecticut tic league playoffs. Alabama, of tne Yankee Conference, powered by center Leon Syracuse, an independent, Douglas, displaced Kentucky as the Southeastern Conference champion this year. Marquetle, a strong Midwest independent, will be playing Ohio Valley Conference champion Western Kentucky in the second game at Dayton. In another Mideast' Regional doubleheader at South Bend, Ind., eastern Consolation Buffalo St 69, Hartwick 67 NORTH CENTRAL Championship 61 Consolation Mankato St 95, Nebraska- Omaha 73 GREAT LAKES Denver lead cut in ABA "Alabama's probably the best offensive rebounding team we'll see," says North Carolina Loach Dean Smith. "Alabama «*..... ,.i u i.u., .», b iuitui uuuwit- ,,. . , , , ., UN10NDALE, N.Y. (AP) - Simpson missed a shot, New John Williamson scored nine York's Al Skinner converted a ·/, : lh r be 1 tterquicknos7a a ndZ !J wirtackr^ranked'lndtana! consecutive New York points in pair of free throwsi with nine They like to fast break a good the Big Ten champion, and overtime, rallying the Nets to a seconds left, hen hit on two . U u u J U ^ l l U l u r u n . " I Mid-American Cuito,,^- fiSW-m»rred 141-1% victory more after stealing the ball Smith, unhappy with the Tar'champion Western Michigan over the American Basketball from Thompsor, Wi hamson Heels'defense in their stunning faces Virginia Tech's independ- Association-leading ·"· "·'""- .-- -.»·.·.- loss to Virginia in the ACC .layoff final last week, ac- .inted lhat element of the i-'ame in tuncups for the first- imnd Mideast Regionals at Dayton, Ohio. "I was terribly disappointed v/ith our defense against Virginia," Smith noted. "Virginia shot 67 per cent against us in the second half. No matter what kind of defense you're playing, that should never happen." ents. Three other regional tournaments will be staged Saturday in (he first step on the road to the coveted NCAA championship. The final will be held March 29 in Philadelphia. Virginia takes on DePaul, a midwestern independent, and Southern Conference winner VMI faces Tennessee of the SEC in the first round of the East Regionals at Charlotte, N.C. In the other East first- Denver Nuggets Thursday night. After baskets by Ralph Simpson and David Thompson gave Denver a 133-129 lead with 1:44 to go, Williamson, who paced the Nets with 36 points, made three consecutive baskets while Simpson hit three free throws within a point. Williamson's 10-foot jump shot with 20 seconds left put the Nets in front for good. After and Skinner scored all of the Nets' 15 points in the overtime period. Thompson, who scored 36 points, sent the game into overtime by following his own missed shot and scoring at the buzzer for a 126-126 deadlock after Denver's Gus Gerard made a pair of long-range three-point field goals in Ihe final minute. Julius Erving added 30 points for New York and Skinner finished with 23. Dan Issel contributed 23 for Denver, which By WILL GRIMSLEV AP Special Correspondent ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- In a move to accelerate stalled baseball talks, major league players decided today to quit all informal work- M n i. . « i«- r · outs until owncrs officially open N Dakota 65, W,s-Green Bay lrajning camps . Tom Seaver, the New York Mets' ace pitcher, made the announcement shortly before a makeup game at Eckerd College involving members of the * iir a " mp ' Hlshi| . l , Mets, St. Louis Cardinals and E Illinois 75, Evansville 73 p iUsburgh Pirate5 . Consolation ..^ f he ta workou[ t Wright St 72, St. Joseph's, ,,,,, camp| ,, ^er said. "Word is going out to all other places where informal workouts arc being held to do the same. This was decided by the players in their meeting in Tampa on Thursday. "We feel that working out at ^ ^ nt in (ime js con|rjb . tiling tn the owners' lookout TimEe js a crjtical factor now Executives, knowing that we are working out informally, are players are working uul any- thu college field while o-.vners how?'" and the Players Association Seaver, who has been con- were trying (o hammer out an ducting informal workouts on agreement, has worked closely with Marvin Miller, executive ,1 f t L director of the union. He said i wlUD that similar camps being held throughout the country, prob- tO nOSt allly refelT '"K to an - v lnal also might be taking place in Ari- top 4 teams The Boy's Club of Grceley Ind. 68 SOUTH ATLANTIC Semifinals Old Dominion 86, Madison 77 Baltimore 83, Morgan St 65 SOUTH CENTRAL Semifinals Grambling 67, Missouri-Holla 61 Nicholls St 97, Lincoln 79 SOUTH Semifinals zona and California, would be closed after today's workouts. "We are not doing this in the sense of forcing an agree- will host the top four Colorado ,,,,,,,,_,. he sald . .. We feel lhat boxing teams Saturday, March by doin g thiS| lne owncrs would be inclined to open organized Boys will be matched acc a ra ps earlier." cording to weight, age and M y eA wnal nc would do to experience for each bout. Twenty bouts are scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission will be charged. The Boy's Club is located at 2400 W. 4th St. Collet Hnchot Valdosta SI 95, Florida Tech probably 5aylngi , why snou , d ,, ,,. we open the camps when the UT-Chattanooga 90, Rollins 62 WEST Consolation Cal-Poly Pomona 84, Cal- Davis 82, OT Puget Sound 75, Bakersfiekd St 65 Br The Associated Prei WCHA Plavolls Minnesota s. Colo, college I Mkhlofln Tech g. Denver 6 Michlnnn SI. 6, Wisconsin 4 Noire Dame 5. Michigan 4 VinnesolA wins moll Goals, tw kcep in shap6| Scaver repliedi .. plav tenniS| , gucss ,, ^MI said the matter of in- forma , p | aycr workouts was brought up at the Tampa meeting of the players and lhat feeling was unanimous that they should he suspended. Asked if he felt that this action signaled a note of optimism that an agreement was near, the Mets' right-hander said, "1 am not sure, but I ver- tainly hope so." An official source By TODD HAMPTON Northern Colo. Basketball Official Sometimes I may sound as though all officiating is rules interpretations and conflicts with coaches or crowds. Actually, every referee has memories of nice or funny Ihings that have happened to him while refereeing. The nice things are generally the compliments that we get when the game is over and we are hot and sweaty and beat. These come from people like the orange-shir ted fans from Erie who always give me a lot of loud advice during the game but usually manage to find something good to say afterwards. Or they come from the crowds at Briggsdale or Grover who still remember that athletics is for enjoyment and never fail to thank us for working their games. Another positive aspect of officiating is working wilh the timers and storekeepers. They are the people who have to try to decifer our sloppy signals when the game gets fast and difficult to control. And they boost our confidence by saying "good call" when no one else in the gym thinks so. And then there are the coaches. Most of us have good relationships wifh Ihe coaches and run into them regularly during the year on golf courses or in Softball games or wherever. And I regret the reports lhat Dennis Herzberg and Tom Maguire may not be coaching basketball in the area next year. They are both winners in many ways. The funny things are more complicated, and sometimes they are the kinds of things that are only funny four or five years later. Like the time someone siphoned the gas from our car in Akron arid let us run out twenty-five miles or so east of Greeley at midnight on a cold January night. And if it hadn't been for a (rusting truck driver who picked us up, we might be there yet. And there was (he time when a wild ball game ended in a lie, but my partner didn't know il. And in the confusion surrounding the gym and gelling the teams ready to play the overtime, 1 didn't realize that he was missing. Rut when I got ready to start the overtime, I found that he was already in the shower. Or Ihe time at Prairie High in New Raymer when low voltage or something affected the clock and it took five seconds to click off four. We knew that something was wrong during the girls' and junior varsity games, but we didn't think to check Ihe clock against a stop watch until halftime of the boys' varsity game. We had been playing 10-minute quarters instead of the regulation eight minutes. We felt as though we had been in New Raymer long enough to qualify to vote. The fans definitely got their money's worth that night. And then there was a game live or six years ago that I was sorking with Dennis Snell, who is not the basketball coach at Estes Park. We were at Summit High in Frisco with about a minute and 45 seconds to go in the game when the lights went out. They dickered on and off for about 10 or 15 minutes then went off entirely. The crowd reluctantly started to file out, and everyone but me started to take showers and change clothes. I was sitting with my rule book and a candle trying to figure out what to do. And all about me people were packing and getting ready to leave. Just about the time the visiting team got.on the bus, ready to go, the lights came back on. I decided that I wasn't going to drive all the way back to Frisco to work less than two minutes of a game. So I ordered everyone, including my fellow official, (o get back into (heir sweaty uniforms and finish the game. The decision was not a popular one, even with Dennis, and we finished the game under a protest by the visiting coach, but we got it done. And I assume that we must have been correct because we didn't gel called back to replay Ihe game. But Dennis Snell has never forgotten having to get back inlo his cold, sweaty clolhes for those last few seconds of a game. So il's nol all bad. Someof iliseven fun or we wouldn't do il year after year. And after the games we sit around and tell these same tired slorics to other officials who have probably heard them al least six limes. Bui they listen so lhat they can tell me their slories, which I have memorized, loo. Whal really makes it all worthwhile are those occasions during the season when a losing coach or player comes by and says, "Nice game, Hef." NCAA Division III NORTHEAST Semifinals Rhode Island Col 87, Boston has taken nine of 13 meetings st 65 with New York and leads the SE Massachusetts 79, Suffolk second-place Nets by 7^ ^ games. The brawl broke out late in the first period when Thompson and New York's Rich Jones began shoving and swinging. Denver's Marvin Webster charged into the scrap and both benchs or emptied. Webster was punching Lincoln Memorial 75, at everyone in a New York uniform while Erving and New York Coach Kevin Loughery swung at the Nuggets' 7-foot center. Jones and Webster were ejected from the game. NAIA Quarter-finals Coppin St 88, Texas Southern 77 Henderson St 78, LakeSuperi- New- M arymount78,Ala-Hunlsville 76 colorado Hlgti School Basketball By The Associated Press Thursday's Quarter-finals DENVER IM) B. Jones 5 S-6 IS, Thompson B 7074 34, liiel 10 3-3 13. Williams 7 0-7 4. Simpson 4 10 17 IB, Webster 7 7-3 6, Foster 1 0 0 1. Cl. Terry 1 0-0 2, Gerard 4 3-2 II, Deck B 71 IB. Totalt IHJ 54. NPW YORK (HI) Ervrng U 7-7 30, R. Jones 5 17 11. Hughes 7 0-7 U, Williamson 17 7.4 16, Skinner A 1J-17 14. Ch. Terry 3 0-0 6, Bay sell 7 0 0 4 , McClaln 5 -« 16, Melchionni 0 0 0 0 . Totalii? 73 IS. Denver M M 17 IS 10-- li New York 43 II 11 II 15--141 Total Fouls: Denver TO, New York 37. Three poinf ooals: Gerard 1. Technicals Williams, Williamson, Denver Coach Brown, New York Coach Loughery. A: 4,717. Eads 67, Bennett 58 Monno 6$, Eilicolt 50 Kim 79, Debequew Sargenl 54, Mai 51 CUM A A Molfat County 59, Weld Central W Holy Family 76, Sanferd 7? Gredoy University 8u, Kanrjely il Dcnvft Christian 76, Del NorleAl Class AAA Pueblo East 60, Arvada West Sf Wheat Ridge 56, Boulder 54 Manual 67, Mullen S3 Cherry Creek 4f, Regis 46 Colleoe Baseball AmonaSt 4. Oklahoma 0 First Line Service for the First Line of Motorcycles. HOIMDACARE This coupon is worth $3.00 towards a tune up of any Honda motorcycle from March 19,1976 thru April 3,1976 Minnig Cycle Center/ Inc. 2712 SO. 8tl) Ave. 352-4416 Road Track magazine considered hundreds of 1975 cars: Ihe best car in the world forunder $3500. IT'S NOT TOYOTA. ITS NOT DATSUN. IT'S NOT VEGA. ITS NOT PINTO. IT'S NOT FIAT IT'S NOT HONDA. The Volkswagen Rabbit was picked to be the best car in the world for under S3500 for the right reasons. Handling, acceleration, ride, comfort, spoce, luggage capacity, brakes, durability, reliability- ail those entered into the selection. We at Volkswagen are proud to take our place next to Mercedes- Benz and the other fine cars chosen "The Best!' 39 mpg on the highway, 25 in the city, is another reason the Rabbit was picked. The Rabbit, with stick shift, got that mileage in 1976 EPA tests. (The mileage you get can vary, depending on how and where you drive, optional equipment, and the condition of your car.) ITS ©RABBIT. BOB MARKLEY IMPORTS West Hwy. 34 GREELEY 353-3311

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