Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida on June 21, 1974 · Page 13
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NEW YORK (UPI) - The National Basketball Association's Board of Governors adjourned Thursday without deciding on a successor to commissioner Walter Kennedy. "No date or site has been set 'etihtll June; 1975, o|; agreed if necessary;' - * ,. The owners spent* most of their^irteJie«rlng^md turning down^^i ^poskl l ,iby' the Playejjl^^atibt* for the ached oiltlori clause.. K&MmtAb '-'mbst oY the meettngl'wiistakertiip with the for a posslbleTatw : mwtihg 0 to elimln|ti#p^ec^rover9ial decide on a new commis- °P t ' on ,S^ , T> : 5 J>, A: sibneri" said an NBA spokes- — ••' man, "but possibly there will be one later this summer, the owners have a history of conducting supplementary meetings late in the summer before the season starts." " The owners met in executive session from 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. EDT, attempting to resolve their inability to decide between Alan Rothenberg and Henry Steinman then tabled further discussion on- a' new commissioner. Kennedy resigned as commissioner last summer but ("Because of this,"' Kennedy sad, "no discussion of a, poislble accdmmodatlon' with this ABA came up or a vote oh m,t successor. . Before an accommodation wfth the A8A— by a merger, through legisla *l Hon or through a'court of law—.; the Players Association rhust.be satisfied because they are art, da »^»7neg^ '"f^edparty." tlatedfbetWeen the;NBA.and the Kennedy said the rest of the Players Association", tff effect, 1 the p"r^sal would? havie ellmt- na*ted $e%fl$Jlatoe, to be replaced W inform of right of firs<,wfusal«1(ttr a team giving up a ;pray%r litvthe time he funls^es;^whti!a#. tf< The,';N^A *iwk «ald that no com^n^blforlli'ftaVh'losing plrfye ^t prpt^oied';-eiirnir Malone Going % horned - meeting* was spent discussing the. television schedule"and a report from legal counsel on the development off several lawsuits in which trie league' were involed. -After this business Is con- .cliibed, Kennedy said, "it'fs the /flahbvlich Joins WFL TORONTO (UPI) - The PETERSBURG, VA. (UPI) homei-^^A ,*\ World Hockey. Association — Petersburg High School WalM ^r^ently dropped in (WHA) added to Its collection of basketball star Moses Malone to see#hi|ie)feht'tb Seek shelter National Hockey League super- ended an intense marathon from :'btl^<$l^/recruiters stars Thursday when It announ- recruiting chase by signing with pregstorin |:4itifc \QJj6 • crif- them ced of Icially that Prank the University of Maryland was' 'Ma ^l^rid 's', hartlselllng Mahovlich has signed r four- Thursday but only reluctantly, coachCh^^^tiilH^Driesell. year, $1 rhlllon contract with under pressure from his Drie «eY 'W^* l ^ , l dnenaswan * the Toronto Toros. mother. ted j/Iatone' fcrpiree years, . . . • .: , The 6-foot-10 Malone, sought described him as %he Number 5 .Si, 5". u£ «* after by more than 200 colleges, 1 big* JtStnhn the country," and s6o1 \ er in J™* ™ th 533 wanted to attend the University added flflt ft he and others on sa ' d secj»% for . m y of New Mexico and was the Mafrla^leafn "play up to family and myself and for my believed leaning that way only a their? potei^alr^cah win the few hours before switching to national title!" „\- v • Maryland. MaryJa^'fouYt%rahked in Considered by many scouts as the" \\iPfOkc)m^Slt this past the top high school basketball season, fcs^oifly;w6 senior let- player since Lew Alcindor (now termertj'^Om ^fcMIIehandLen Kareem AbdulJabbar), Malone Elmofce^arft MafpnV will" take formed extremely • close ties over Elmore 's ceriter .job. with. New Mexico's dhief A rueful 'Whisehant said of recruiter, boyish-looking John Matone'fc.dfclsfon: -"He wanted Whisenant, 30, who practically to go to school at New Mexico qualified for Virginia residency —he told'nie that and so, did by spending nearly three mon- several* Aff ^jifHencIs -Hbufhis ths in a Petersburg hotel only a mother .'wantea'.rten' to go to mile and a half from Malone's Maryland?^ "^V J ; '• . NEWS-HERALD, Panama City, Fla., Friday, June 21,1W4 Page'lB Floyd Opens With 65 RAY FLOYD BLASTS OUT OF SAND TRAP ABA Relieves Fin ley LOUISVILLE, Ky. (UPI) Charlie Finley stepped aside as owner of the American Basketball Association Memphis Tarns as the league made another move to rid itself of weak ownership after the man and is currently negotiating with potential buyers. The purchase of the Memphis franchise was the only major action taken in the first of two days of scheduled meetings. future" prompted him to jump to the Toros. •> • National Basketball Storen said the league trustees >. Association rejected a merger' '"discussed two courses of action •between the two leages at this ' depending on what the NBA did He was quick, however', to' pay tribute to the Montreal' Canadians, the team he has; played for in the last four'•' seasons. ''I'm very sorry to leave Montreal," he said, thanking the' team owners and General Manager Sam Pollock by name, "they gave me a great chance to play on a great hockey * •, f club." time. - The league acquired the Tarns from Finley, who made no real effort to promote the club in Memphis or to strengthen it with fresh talent, and Indicated probably no action would be taken on expansionat its meeting here. Shortly after the end of the season the ABA took over the money-troubled Virginia franchise from owner Earl Fore- GOODYEAR'S "GAS-SAVING" -CUSTOM STEELGARD" RADIAL about merger at its meeting in New York. "We just finished our league meeting for the day when I heard about the action and I can't, comment on it until we meet again tomorrow," ABA Commissioner Mike Storen said of the NBA's rejection of the merger. "We talked about going forward as one league, or if not, continuing to mark the temen- dous growth of the ABA with another successful year of operation," Storen said. He said that the league, in purchasing -the Tarns from Finley, will consider the options of "placing the team In the hands of new owners In Memphis," relocating the franchise in Los Angeles or dissolving the franchise and distributing the players among the existing franchises. Rockets Get Mack Calvin * *, AJ7il3 Whitewall plus42.l6 F.E.T. - and old tire off your car 5)GUARDS TO HELP PROTECT YOU AGAINST THE UNEXPECTED ' WHITEWALL 44 1 ' SIZES BR78-13 CR78-14 "^lus Jill to$2.31 'F.Eif. and old tire v off your car. WHITEWALL 49 SIZES DR78-14 ER78-14 . FR78-14 FR78-15 Plus $2.40 to $2.76 F.E.T. and old tire off your car.: WHITEWALL SIZES • ORTft-15 * GR70-1S HR7«-^ HR78-14 ' PIus$3.05 to $3.26 F.EJ .'and old tire off your car. WHITEWALL •66 SIZES JR78-1S LR78-15 Plus $3.44 to $3.60 F.E.T. and old tire off your car. 'Guard 2 /Qu*rd3 Giiard4 Guards Against Rough Ride Against Penetration Undor the Tread Against Wet Skids Against Loss of Road Contact on Curves Against Sluggish Handling. SAVE MOW THRU SAT.! The.only steel-belted radial offered as 1974 optional original equipment by all four major U.S. auto makers. •Goodyear »hort distance, controlled condition gas mileage tests show radial tires can add to your gas mileage. Test data available upon . request, vnrvESEENrroNTvr 5 WAYS TO CHARGE '•^*'°^ w ^Vf lt • M,,t,f ctllf " • •*»MmsrlOf< • IM-HCW Eiyrw Mwtty Cirdj^irtMhwch^ DWVEAR ; DENVER (UPI) — The Denver Rockets, out to build an American Basketball Association contender with the aid of the Carolina Cougars, Thursday confirmed they acquired all- ABA guard Mack Calvin from Carolina. AKRON, Ohio (UPI) - Ray Floyd shot a five-under-par 65 on the Firestone Country Club course Thursday, including a record 29 on the front side, to take the first-round lead of the $170,000 American Golf Classic. A stroke behind Floyd at 66 was Brian Allin, with Jerry McGee another shot back at 67 and Jim Ferriell next at 68. Floyd, who "played a real good round," started by getting birds on five of his first six holes on the 7,180-yard Firestone layout. He added another on the eighth to make the turn in 29, breaking the previous record of 31 held by 15 other golfers. Floyd, who also holds the 72- hole record at Firestone, a 268 when he won the AGC in 1969, used only 11 putts on the front nine and only 27 for the round. "I can't remember ever having' a better putting around," said Floyd, whoadded he also had "a lot of makeable putts on the back side that didn't drop." He blrdied the 400-yard first hole by hitting an eight iron to within six feet on his approach shot and sinking the putt. He dropped a five-footer on the second hole, a 25-footer on the fourth, a 70-footer on the fifth, a six-footer on the seventh and a 35-footer on the eight. Floyd was married last December and his wife is expecting a baby in September. Duo Tied SUTTON, Mass. (UPI) Sandra Haynie and defending champion Mary Mills, both of whom have overcome serious injuries and hand surgery, fired first round 69s Thursday to share a one stroke lead in the first round of the $50,000 LPGA Championship at Pleasant Valley Country Club. Miss Haynie, sudden death winner last week in the LPGA's Lawson Open in Medina, Ohio, fashioned her four-under-par round with five birdies and a bogey. Miss Mills started with a birdie and bogey on the front nine then used a hot putter for four birds on the final nine holes. _ In third place was Japan's Sayoko Yamazakl, with a round of 70 that included an eagle, three birdies and two bogeys. Those bunched, at two strokes' back included six-time Japanese Open winner Chako Matsui, who had two eagles, a birdie and two bogeys, Gail Denenberg, Carole Mann and Sandra Post. "I've played well this year," said Floyd, who ranks 22nd on the money winning list with more than $57,000, "and I credit a lot of It to my pretty little wife sitting back there." Floyd Said his mental attitude has "turned around'' since his marriage. Allin, winner of two tour victories this year and sixth on the money list with over $119,000, had a round which he said "wasn't super,", though he toured the rugged Firestone South Course without a bogey and had birdies on the fifth, 11th, 16th and 18th. "I played pretty good," said the Vietnam veteran. "I played a lot of safety shots. On a golf course like this you have to play for par." McGee, of New Lexington, Ohio, who got into the tour­ nament on a sponsor's exemption, blrdied two of the last three holes to finish his first sub-par round in five appearances in the AGC. After making the turn in even-par 35, he knocked in a three-foot putt on the 11th for a bird then hit a wedge to within four inches of the cup on 16 and a four iron to within six inches on 18. Host pro Bobby Nichols led a group of six in at one-under-par 69. The others were Jim Simons, Gay Brewer, Ed Sneed, Forrest Fezler and Larry Ziegler. Arnold Palmer was one of 14 golfers In at even par 70 while Hale Irwin, recently crowned U.S. Open champion, suffered through a seven-over-par 77 round. Bellamy Announces 'Forced' Retirement ATLANTA (UPI) - Walt Bellamy, blasting Atlanta Hawks coach Cotton Fitzsimmons as a "con artist," announced his "forced" retirement from professional basketball Thursday in a press conference in the parking lot of a downtown Atlanta hairstylist. Bellamy, a 13-year veteran of Reed Career Is All Over? NEW YORK (UPI) - It appears the playing days New York Knicks' center and captain Willis Reed are over. 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"Atlanta forced a player on New Orleans," the 6-11 center said. "They came up with a scheme where they forced New Orleans to take over my contract. So this is a forced retir- ment of someone not ready to make that decision." Bellamy said New Orleans never wanted him in the first °{ place, but he promised he would ' play for the team if their attitude changed. The 34-year-old former Indiana standout repeatedly struck out at Fitzsimmons, calling him a "con artist" and "con man" and said he went to see Fitzsimmons and General Manager Pat Williams March 29 about a lack over the with the New York Knicks next season." Asked in what capacity Reed might serve out the remaining two years of his contract, Holzman said, "I don't know what is possible. I haven't talked to Willis yet or to Larry Fleischer of the NBA players' Association. I don't know whether he'll accept less money, whether he will coach or anything else until after I talk to him." 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