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GOLDEN EFFORT — Dainis Kula of the U.S.S.R. heaves the javelin 91.2 meters (299 feet) to UPI Photo win the gold medal Sunday afternoon in the Olympic Games in Moscow. Yifter qoes after ~>~ ^/ 10,000-meter title (Results on Page 11) ,. MOSCOW (UPI) — A police guard kept Miruts Yifter out of one 1972 Munich Olympics race because he had no identity card and the African boycott stymied him in Montreal four years later. . But the Ethiopian father-of-five is sure to be at Lenin Stadium Monday to open his bid for the second-half of the 10,000- and 5,000-meter Olympic gold medal double. He cut his first notch in the vast Lenin Stadium Sunday where he produced one of his famous last-lap kicks to destroy Lasse Viren's Olympic record- breaking attempt at winning the 10,000 meters title for the third time in succession. The great Finnish runner, 5,000- and 10,000-meter Olympic champion in 1972 and 1976, battled bravely but had to settle for fifth place, a victim of Ethiopia's masterly game plan and the devastating finishing of the balding, bowlegged Yifter. Yifter, who claims he is 37 but is believed to be much older, clocked 27 minutes, 42.7 seconds to finish 20 meters clear of Finland's Kaarlo Maaninka after orchestrating a brilliant tactical - plan with compratiots Mohammed Kedir and Tolassa Kotu. Ke- dir, who had done most of the pacesetting as the three Africans alternated the lead in the 25-lap race, took the bronze ahead of Kotu and Viren. The event was one of the few that escaped the clutches of East European athletes. Going into the last week of the Games, The Russians hold 43 gold 47t silver and 25 bronze while the East Germans had a 31-24-26 count. « • ' iThe domination of these two nations can be seen by the fact that third~placed Hungary has the comparatively meager total of 6-7-5. "The track and field program has proved a grave yard for reigning Olympic champions over four days of 'competition and British sprinter Allan .Wells had another prospective victim in his sights Monday. .• - Scot wins 100 0 ...The 28-year-old Scottish marine engineer dispatched Trinidad's Haseley Crawford in the 100 meters Friday to ^become Britain's first Olympic sprint "champion for 56 years, but although tiie longer distance is Wells' strongest suit he faces a more difficult task against Jamaican Don Quarrie, who looked razor sharp in the heats. .„ Cuba's Silvio Leonard, beaten in a plioto-finsish by the "Flying Scot" in .the 100, will also be around seeking revenge, while Italian world record-holder Pietro Mennea is another source of .,danger. 0 _ Four other gold medals will be up for grabs Monday and each seems destined to land in the Eastern bloc. ; Polish world record-holder Grazyna 'Rabstyn la a strong favorite in the women's 100-meter hurdles and East. German Marita Koch is an equally good bet in her record-breaking 400- meter event, which Monday marked;; Medal Standings MOSCOW (UPI) — Medal standings at the Olympic Games after Sunday's competition: 22nd Soviet Union East Germany Hungary Romania Bulgaria Britain France Italy Sweden Cuba Australia Finland Denmark Ethiopia Belgium Greece Switzerland Poland Yugoslavia North Korea Mexico Czechoslovakia Brazil Holland Austria Jamaica Lebanon Spain .? :*x*x*x*:-x* G S B 43 47 25 31 24 26 675 556 4 5 10 454 4 3 4 1 1 235 2 2 1 2 - 5 1 1 1 2 1 . 6 6 2 1 1 6 2 2 1 1 1 1 •x-x-x-x*x*x*x Tot. US 81 18 16 19 13 7 6 10 5 7 3 3 2 1 1 12 3 2 2 6 2 2 1 1 1 1 Gura blanks KANSAS CITY, Mo. (UPI) — Prior to/Sunday's game between American League aces Tommy John of the New York Yankees and Larry Gura of the Kansas City Royals, Gura was a physical wreck. But by the time the game was over, it was John who was the wreck — a statistical one. The Royals battered John for 10 hits and eight runs in 3% innings, including a six-hit, six-run outburst in the third, to roll to a surprisingly easy 8-0 victory over the Yankees. For starters, Gura had only three days rest since his last start, a 9-2 victory Wednesday night over Chicago. Secondly, his right foot was aching from a bout with his dog the day before. "The dog ran over my little girl so I kicked it," said Gura. "I almost broke my foot." And to make matters worse, Gura developed a blister on his pitching hand in the first inning that prevented him from throwing his best pitch, the slider. But with no slider and a curveball he described as average, Gura limited the Sports The Satina Journal Gura. "We figured if he wasn't shutting them out, he must be giving up a lot of runs. We were hoping this would be one of those days he gave up the runs." The Royals collected 15 hits'in all against four Yankee pitchers with Chalk and McRae rapping out three hits each. Chalk and Brett knocked in two runs each and Otis scored twice as John's ERA shot from 2.67 to 2.94. Larry Gura Yankees to seven hits in upping his record to 14-4 with his 13th complete game and fourth shutout of the season. The Kansas City left-hander also lowered his ERA to a league-leading 2.01, but not without the help of his teammates. The Royals turned five double plays behind Gura to close out their season series with the Yankees with an 8-4 edge. "I didn't feel I had great stuff," said Gura. "But my fastball was dropping pretty good. I only threw 108 pitches so I must have been doing something right." "Gura has the kind of stuff you think you can hit," said New York third baseman Eric Soderholm, "but can't." The Royals scored a run and turned a double play in each of the first two innings to take a 2-0 lead and then chased John in the third. Dave Chalk and U.L. Washington each singled home runs, Amos Otis and Clint Hurdle each doubled in runs and George Brett finished off John with a two-run triple, dropping the Yankee ace to 15-4. "We looked at the statistics before the game and saw that John had six shutouts but his ERA was 2.67," said NEW YORK Randolph 2b Doyle 2b Jones cf Wolson 1b Jackson H Soderhlm dh Plnlella II Cerone c Gates c Dent ss Stanley 3b Totali Ob 3 1 4 t 1 3 3 J 1 3 3 29 r 0 0 0 0 a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 h i 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 7 bl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 KANSAS CITY Wilson II Washlngtn ss Brett 3b McRoe dh Wolhon Ib Otis cl Porter c Hurdle rl Torres rl Chalk 2b Totals obr h bl 4 1 4 1 5 0 50 3' 1 3 1 < ! 2 1 2 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 4132 36 8 15 8 New York 000 000 000-0 KanwiCity 110 600 OOx —8 E — Dent, Plnlello, Washington. DP — Kansas City 5. LOB — New York 3, Kansas City 10. 2B — McRae, Pl- nlello, Jones. 3B — Brett, Chalk, Wilson. SB — Wothon. S — Washington. New York John (I 15. A) Bird toiler Davis I Kansas City Gura (W 14-4) ' T — 2:23. A - 40,057. IP H ER H SO I'/. 2 10 1 3 1 Twitty wins Hartford Open due/ , the exit of Poland's reigning champion Irena Szewinska, winner of seven medals overall in four Olympics. Apart from Yifter's triumph Sunday, Nadezhda Olizarinko made her mark with the only world track record set here as she led Russia to a 1-2-3 victory in the women's 800 meters in 1:53.5 against her previous best of 1:54.9. Olga Nineyeva clocked 1:54.9 for second place ahead of Tatiana Provid- okhina. There were two other gold medal winning events. Thomas Munkelt, a 27-year-old East German dentist, captured the men's 110-meter hurdles in 13.39 seconds, one- hundreth of a second ahead of Cuban Alejandro Casanas, who had to settle for the silver medal for the second successive Olympics. Alexander Puchkov of the Soviet Union claimed the bronze. Russians filled three of the first four places in the men's javelin with Dainis Kula wining with 91.20 meters, ahead of compatriot Aleksandr Makarov who finished second with 89.64. East German Wolfgang Hanisch just finished ahead of the other Russian, Kheino Puuste, for the bronze. The swimming tournament concluded with the East Germans getting 11 golds, 8 silvers and 7 bronzes. In eight days of strictly one-sided competition, the East German women set or equaled 10 world records, scored a 1-2-3 in six events. Nuckolls wins Broodmoor title COLORADO SPRINGS, coio. (UPD - Ron Nuckolls, 22, Wichita, Kan., defeated U.S. Amateur Golf Champion Mark O'Meara, 6-5, Sunday to win the 59th Annual Broadmoor Mens Invitational Tournament. The victory was the first for Nuckolls in five years as an amateur golfer. The Wichita State graduate was the runner- up at Broadmoor in 1979 and 1976. O'Meara, 22, of St. Charles 111., who 'was the tournaments medalist, had been 1 "even* with Nuckolls after the mdrniiig round of 18. (Results on Page 11) WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (UPI) — Howard Twitty, a serious and gentle Arizonan, didn't blow it this time. Instead, he and his good friend Jim Simons put on one of the best golfing shows of the PGA tour. The two former college competitors played head-to-head for 18 holes in the final round of the Greater Hartford Open to a dead heat, 18-under-par 266 for 72 holes in regulation play. They proceeded to duel each in a sudden death playoff against a setting sun that lasted six holes and was cheered on by thousands in the gallery over the Wethersfield Country Club course. It was the longest playoff on the PGA tour this year. Four other playoffs this year went only as far as the second hole. Twitty, 31, won the $54,000 top prize and in modest victory complimented Simons,.his friend from Tequesta, Fla. "It just came down to a bounce here and there and I was very fortunate. Jim's a really dedicated player. We're good friends off the course," said Twitty of the Wake Forest alumnus. Simons said of Twitty, "I felt I might take him past dinner time and beat him that way." "It was getting dark and I don't normally play well then but I was pleased with the way I-played," said Simons, who had rounds of 62-70-67-67. It also was a sweet victory for Twitty, 68-66-63-69, who had to settle for second at Milwaukee last week and fifth place at Quad Cities two weeks ago. He said he "blew" the Quad Cities tournament last week when he was only two strokes behind in the final round and ended up fifth. The week before, he finished second behind Billy Kratzert at Milwaukee. Twitty collected his second tour triumph when he birdied the par-5 16th hole of the Wethersfield Country Club from nine feet out then watched Simons miss a five-footer while trying for birdie. The playoff began at the 15th where both men made par. They both parted the 16th, bogeyed the par-3 17th and then paired the 18th. At that point the deadlock was moved back to the 15th hole where both men paired before reaching the final hole. Simons, 30, who earned $32,400 for his effort, was the leader in the first two rounds of the $300,000 tournament. With his victory, Twitty's earnings rose to $109,979 for this year and a career total of $504,901 since he joined the tour in 1975. It was his first win since the B.C. Open in 1979. "I feel very good but I'm fairly calm and felt that all I did was play my own Squires wins playoff in Kof C tournament Last year, Ken Squires tied for the championship in the Knights of Columbus state golf tournament only to lose in a playoff to his son Gary. Sunday afternoon, Squires was involved in another playoff for the title, only this time he came out on top. The Wichita golfer defeated Junction City's Charlie Fiffe on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff to win the sixth annual K of C tourney. He fired scores of 76 and 75 for an 11-over-par 151 score. Fiffe shot a 77-74—151 for the two days, but lost the playoff on the second hole when Squires dropped in a 10-foot birdie putt after his 20-footer has come up just short. "It was the first distance putt I made all day," said Squires. "I'm just happy it came at the right time." The medalist race was a four-player affair for a while as Bill Burke of Salina and Gary Squires of Wichita stayed with the leaders. Burke was only one shot behind both Squires and Fiffe after 13 holes, but bogeyed four of the final five holes to fall back. Gary Squires closed to within two shots of the lead with seven holes to play, but took a double-bogey six on the 12th hole to fall from contention. The first flight trophy went to Harold Bechard of Salina, who won a playoff on the first extra hole over 1978 K of C champion Everett Horner of Minneapolis. Both players came in at 165 after 36 holes. .''.'"'": Chuck Dekat of Wamego was a three-stroke winner in the second flight with a 174; Gary Mai of Salina defeated Eric Erickson of Salina in a sud- RALPH WEIGH. Ponds • Insurance . Phone «?7.?9O6 •115 last Iron Ken Squires den death playoff for the third flight as both had 179s and Gene Gorman of Salina won the fourth flight with a 187. The women's championship was won by Janice Porter of Beloit on the basis of handicap. Stover shot a 105-105-210 for the two days, but her 36-hole handicap of 68 (34 per 18 holes) gave her a 142 and a six-shot win over Salinans Kelly Bingesser and Marilyn Graham. Here are the leaders in each flight. MEN Championship Flight — Ken Squires, Wichita, 76-75-151 (won playoff): Charlie Fiffe, Junction City, 77-74-151; Bill Burke Jr., Salina, 77-79-156; Gary Squires, Wichita, 78-79-157. First Flight — Harold Bechard, Salino, 86-79-165 (won playoff); Everett Horner, Minneapolis, 8481-165; Charlie Gagnon, Salina, 84-82-166; Joe McNeil. Wichita, 87-81-168-, Jon Bingesser, Salina, 83-85-168. Second Flight — Chuck Dekat, Wamego, 90-84174; Paul Gagnon, Solina, 90-87-177; ft. Murphy, Medicine lodge, 88-89-177: Bill Stanhope, Col- wlch, 88-89-177; Denny O'Conner, Salino, 88-89177. Third Flight — Gary Malr. Salina, 92-87-179 (won playoff); Eric Erickson, Salina, 93-86-179; Jerry Wornkey, Medicine lodge, 95-88-183; Pat O'Gorman, Salina, 94-89-183. Fourth Flight — Gene Gorman, Salina, 97-90187; Matthew Dowd. Topeka, 96-92-188: John Roets, Wichita, 96-97-193: Jess Erickson. 97-96193. WOMEN Championship — Janice Stover, Belolt, 105-105210 (34-34-68 handicap) — 142; Kelly Bingesser, Salina, 92-96-188 — (20-20-40) — 148: Marilyn Graham, Salino, 97-87-184 (18-18-36) — 148; Isabel Fiffe, Junction City, 109-112-221 — (33-33-66) — 155. SAUNA AUTO SALVAGE IV] Miles North on 81 827-5686 game," said Twitty, an All-America at Arizona State. He credited a 45-foot eagle putt on the 14th hole in the final round as the probable turning point in the match. Twitty was three strokes behind Simons when he birdied the 13th and then eagled the 14th. The shot put both men in a tie in which they remained until the playoff. "It's different playing sudden death. It's more of a chess match," Twitty said. "If you make a mistake it's probably your last one." "I have nothing to be ashamed of in losing a playoff for the second time this year," said Simons, adding he was "not depressed losing here as I was in the playoff at the Buick Open." Simons was cheered on throughout the tournament by his wife Sherry, who is 7 % months pregnant. When the playoff began she was provided a cart to follow her husband. A national television audience witnessed the final rounds among the leaders but missed the playoff drama when CBS terminated the telecast at 6 p.m. CDT. Reflecting on the final playoff hole in which he missed a short putt for birdie and the top prize, Simons said, "I tried to play right lip but pushed it up a little too much and it just died on me." The sudden death became necessary when Twitty, who started the day off two strokes ahead of Simons, chipped close to the pin on the par-4 18th hole of the fourth round and then sank a five- footer. Brown claims SCC Invitational crown Salinan Steve Brown won his second straight major tournament title Sunday when he fired a three-under-par 68 for a three-stroke victory in the Salina Country Club Men's Invitational Golf Tournament. Brown, playing in the tourney for the first time, added the 68 to a first-round 71 for a 139 total, three shots better than fellow Salinan Joey Knight who was one-under-par for the final round to finish with a 72-70 -142. Winner of a record fifth straight City Medal Play title a week ago, Brown got off to a good start with a three-under 33 on the front nine. He started with three straight birdies, added another on the 9th hole and had only one bogey. Two more birdies put him five- under-par going into the 15th hole. "I hit a two-iron seven feet from 15 (the pin)," said Brown. "I missed the putt for birdie and had to settle for par." Brown then went bogey, bogey, par on the final three holes to lose two strokes. "I really had a great round going," said Brown of his quick start. The 68 was the lowest round turned in by the field of 160 golfers in the two-day event. Knight, who tied for second last year, got the runnerup spot all to himself this year with a five-stroke margin over Salina's Jim Knight, Joey's father, and Charlie Roth who had 147s. First-day medalist Jack Hartman, the basketball coach at Kansas State, and Salinan Chris Knight finished at Steve Brown 148. Hartman, who took the medalist honor with a 69 Saturday, fired a'79 Sunday while Chris Knight went 73-75. Championship Flight — 1. Steve Brown.'Salina, 71-68 — 139; 2. Joey Knight. Salina, 72-70 — 142; 3. (Tie) Jim Knight, Salina, 72-75 — 147; Charlie Roth, Salino, 74-73 — 147; 5. (Tie) Jock Hartman, Manhattan, 69-79 — 148; Chris Knight, Salina, 7375 — 148. First Flight — 1. Kym Hougham, Walcott, Iowa, 77-74 — IS); 2. lou Tickel. Salina, 76-76 — 152; 3. Bob Sorem, Manhattan, 76-77 — 152; 4. Nick Nlcolette, Cimarron, 78-76 — 154; 5. Jeff Knox, Salina, 76-79 — 155. Second Flight — 1. John Stodler, Salina, 80-78 — 158; 2. Mike Millikan, Olathe. 81-78 — 159; 3. Duane Kolterman, Clay Center, 80-80 — 160; 4. Jerry Roberts, Satina, 81-79 — 160; 5. George Marshall, Salina, 81-81 — 162. Third Flight — 1. David Zook, Colorado Springs, 83-76 — 159; 2. Wilson Scott, Belleville, 84-77 — 161; 3. Cecil Smith, Salina, 85-78 — 163; 4. Clark Danner, Manhattan, 83-80 — 163; Larry Bengtsgn, Salina, 84-81 — 165. Fourth Flight — 1. Buck Brown, Salina, 86-78 — 164 (Won playoff for first place); 2. John Kaz- mlerski, Plttsburg, 87-77 — 164; 3. Dick George, Salina, 86-79 — 165: 4. James Copp, Belolt; 87^82 — 169; 5. Don Jolley, Salina, 86-84 — 170. Fifth Flight — 1. Norm Yenkey, Salina, 89-80 — 169; 2. Don Millikan, Salina, 89-82 — 171; 3, Charles Stevens, Salina, 89-82 — 171; 4. Bob Kastner, Salina, 88-85 — 173; 5. Greg Russell, Wichita, 89-84 — 173. Sixth Flight — 1. Dick Bugler, Kansas City, 9083 — 173; 2. William Kuhn, Hoys, 90-87 —'177; 3. Gary Hardman, Wichita, 94-83 — 177; 4. Dave Zook, Salina, 91-86 — 177; 5. Dan Pearce, Bossier City, La., 94-84 — 178. Seventh Flight — 1. Boyd Smith, Salina," 99-80 — 179; 2. Norman Jukes, McPherson. 96-84 — 180; 3. Max Grooms, St. Joseph, Mo., 95-88 — 183; 4. Harold Eagleton, Salina, 95-91 — 186: 5. Don Timmell, Salina, 97-90 — 187. Save energy. Save money. Install a high efficiency Bxaoutive central air conditioner by General Blectric. Wow your whole home can toe cool and diy, even In the most hot and humid weather... Maybe for less money than you thought! Because the Executive air conditioner is one of the most efficient systems GB makes. And energy efficiency saves operating dollars. e o •Service •Air Conditioning • Heating • Electrical •Sheet Metal 224 So. 4th Monogram Distinguished * Dealer 7tb Consecutive Y»i 827-0484

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