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Orioles hold 'court 1 to defeat Twins 4-1 By GORDON BEARD AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) - The Baltimore Orioles, grasping for anything that might flame their flickering chances, have revived their raucous Kangaroo Kourt. The court, with Frank Robinson acting as judge and levying fines, helped to foster camaraderie in 1969-70-71. But the Orioles were winning then. A new session of the court, so to speak, was launched after Major teogue| STANDINGS Ndinul LMIIM i«t W L Pel. OS St. Louis M U .524 Pittsburgh M 61 513 1'; ptiiuphi» a a .»4 vi MonlrNl H <>l 475 I New York S3 69 4JJ II Ouugo 51 71 411 13 Wot Los Angeles 71 47 -tit — Cincinnati 76 SO .60} !': Atlanta M 54 .552 « Houston 64 to .516 13'> S*r> Fran S6 70 444 !!' 7 $*n D;««O 49 77 36? »'-, Friday's G>mt> Atlanta 46, New York 30 Cincinnati ». MontrHl 7 Houston I, PtillKWptila 0 PittsburgK 6, San O'tya 1 St. Louis 1, Los Angeles 1 Chicago T, San Francisco 0 Saturday's Ganrn Clnclnnat (G'jIIHt 14-B] at Montreal (BUIr 7-5) Oicsso (Stone 54) al Sar Fmcitco (Bryant 3-17.) New York (S»ver 7I) at Al lanta IMofton 127). N PnilaOlprila ICarlton 141) al Houston (Robert! 110), N SI. Louis (Curtis 7-11) at Lw Angeles (Sullen 119). N Only games scheduled Sunday'! Game! New York al Atlanta Cincinnati at Montreal Philadelphia at Houston Pittsburgh at San Diego, 1 Chicago at San Francisco St. Louis at Los Angeles American League Bail W L PCt. GB Boston 70 54 545 Ballimore 63 61 .508 7 New York 63 61 SM 7 Cleveland 61 60 504 7' Milwaukee Detroit 61 \T; Oakland Kan Texas Chicago Minnesota Calilornia Cily 63 61 61 60 65 .4E4 10 51 67 .464 Weil 71 55 563 • 66 SB .53? 4 65 6? 51? 6'> 61 64 .tit 1', 60 66 476 II 50 76 397 !l Fritfay'i Games Kansas Cily 10, Milwaukee 4 1. 2nd game 13 innings Baltimore 4, Minnesota l Boston 3. Oakland 0 New York 10. Calilornia 4 Texas 5, Detroil ? Chicago 2, Cleveland 1 Saturday'! Games Calilornia (Tanana 9 14) al New York (Dobson 11-14) Cleveland 1C.Perry 169) at Chicago {Barmsen ll 14) Texas (Brown 9-10] al Detroil (Holdsworth 0}> Kansas City (Fitimorris 1 31 al Milwaukee (Rodriguez 63] Minnesota (Decker 1310) at Baltimore (Cuetlar )59), N Oakland (Hunter 1810) al Boston [Lee 1411), N Sunday's Games Texas at Detroit Minnesota al Baltimore Oakland at Boston California at New York Cleveland al Chicago Kansas city al Milwaukee Braves run win streak to five games By HAL BOCK AP Sports Writer The Atlanta Braves ran their latest winning streak to five games with a sweep against the •New York Mets Friday night, winning the 10-inning opener, 43 and then taking the nightcap 6-0. The sweep gave the Braves 12 victories in the last 14 games. The Braves trailed in the first game against the Mets until the ninth inning when Dave Johnson's single, an error by George Theodore, an infield out and pinch hitter Paul Casanova's sacrifice fly tied the score. Then in the 10th, Marty Perez singled, moved up on a sacrifice and scored on Mike Lum's two-out single. The nightcap was veteran right-hander Lew Krausse's show. Krausse permitted just one hit in thesix innings he worked and slugged a two-run homer, giving the Braves the early lead. He was forced to leave the game because of a blister and reliever Tom House, working in his fifth straight game, completed the three-hit shutout. Elsewhere in the National League Friday night Cincinnati defeated Montreal 10-7, Houston edged Philadelphia 10, St. Louis shaded Los Angeles 2-1, Chicago shut out San Francisco 1-0 and Pittsburgh downed San Diego 6-2. Reds 10, Expos 7 Johnny Bench drove in four runs, three of them with his 26th homer of the season, as Cincinnati outslugged Montreal. , The Reds bunched seven hits for six runs in the fourth inning when bench tagged his homer. Willie Davis and Barry Foote homered for the Expos. Cards 2, Dodgers 1 Lou Brock's two-out, ninth- inning single pushed across St. Louis' winning run against Los Angeles and shaved the Dodgers' West lead to 2Vs games over the Reds while SL Louis remained H4 ahead of Pittsburgh in the East. Ken Reitz opened the ninth with a single against reliever Mike Marshall, appearing in his 83rd game. Pinch-runner Luis Melendez moved to second on a sacrifice, and after pinch- hitter Tim McCarver filed out, Brock delivered the deciding hit. Astros 1, Phillies 0 Larry Dierker pitched a three-hitter, hurling Houston past Phildelphia. The Astros also managed only three hits as Dierker, 8-8, outdueled Dick Ruthven. The game's only run scored in the sixth inning when Roger Metzger doubled and scored on Bob Watson's two-out single. Cubs 1, Giants 0 Chicago gave Rick Reuschel a first-inning run and he made it stand up, scattering nine hits to shut out San Francisco. The game's only run came when Don Kessinger led off the game with a double and scored on Jerry Morales' ground out. Pirates 6, Padres 2 Pittsburgh took over second place in the East by defeating San Diego behind Jerry Reuss. Reuss scattered 10 hits for the victory while Richie Zisk and Manny Sanguillen led the Pirate offense with three hits each. the Orioles beat the Minnesota Twins 4-1 Friday night and remained seven games behind front-running Boston in the American League's Eastern Division. "We have our backs against the wall," said Paul Blair, a prime mover in restoring the court. "Instead of just sitting back, we wanted to do something to create some enthusiasm." Veteran Ellie Hendricks took over as judge at a closed-door meeting following Friday's game, and Tommy Davis was the first to be hit with a $1 conviction. Davis, Baltimore' designated hitter, was fined for wearing a Chicago Cubs T-shirt and also won the "weak swing award" for his seventh-inning strikeout. In his defense, Davis argued he stuck with the Chicago garb because he rapped out three hits while wearing it Thursday. Manager Earl Weaver backed Davis, saying "Anybody who gets three hits can wear anything." Weaver and Davis were voted down, however, and bailiff Andy Etchebarren logged the fine. Coach Jim Frey was fined for shaving prior to the meeting, Brooks Robinson for taking off his uniform during the court session, Bob Reynolds for talking to the ground crew during batting practice, and Blair for carrying a chocolate bar in his uniform pocket. Earl Williams, whose three- run homer capped the winning four-run rally in the sixth inning, was voted the "Hot Dog" award for jogging too slowly around the bases on his 10th circuit clout. Davis opened the rally with a single off loser Dave Goltz, 6-7, and scored on a two-out single by Don Baylor. After Baylor stole two bases and Robinson walked, Williams hit his homer on a 3-0 pitch. Winner Dave McNaUy, 12-9 after winning for the fourth of his last five decisions, allowed only two of Minnesota's six hits after the third inning. He retired 12 in a row before Craig Kusick singled with two outs in the ninth. Larry Hisle had three hits, but wasn't involved in Minnesota's second-inning run. Afer Bob Darwin and Eric Soderholm opened with singles, Kusick walked to load the bases. Darwin scored as Danny Thompson grounded into a force but after Glen Borgmann walked, Steve Brye hit into a double play. "We had a chance for a knockout blow, but we couldn't get the big hit," said Minnesota Manager Frank Quilici. "McNally looked like his old self—if you don't get to him early, look out." Friday night's game marked the 20th anniversary of Harmon Killebrew's first appearance as a major league starter. Grant to field all-veteran squad Journal SPORTS Fergus Falls (Ma.) Journal Sat., August 24,1974 Q MANKATO, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Coach Bud Grant says he will field an all-veteran starting lineup in the Vikings' Sunday night National Football League exhibition game against the Buffalo Bills at Metropolitan Stadium. Grant said Friday he will make only two changes in the offensive lineup that started in the Vikings' 21-9 exhibition loss to the Miami Dolphins last week. Quarterback Fran Tarkenton, who started and fared poorly against the Dolphins, will be replaced by Bob Berry, who has played second fiddle to Tarkenton since coming to the Vikings in a 1973 trade. It will be Berry's first's starting assignment of the exhibition season. Stu Voigt will start at tight end, replacing Doug Kingsriter. The rest of the offensive alignment will have Mick Ting- elhoff at center, Steve Lawson at right guard, Ron Vary at right tackle, John Gilliam at flanker, Chuck Foreman and Dave Osborne at the running backs, Jim Lash at wide receiver, Charles Goodrum at left tackle and Ed White at left guard. The defensive alignment will be identical to the one that Church League Slow Pitch CHURCHLEAGUE SOFTBALL RESULTS Faith 886 Grace Methodist 4 5 3 Winning Pitcher Don Fick; loosing Pitcher Norell Wallace. GETTING CHECKED eat by the offltUh M the nft «re bu* flibennai in the first nml Northttar Bassmasters' tournament. Two flights of boats started at 8 and 8:30 a.m. on the first day of the two- day bass fishing tournament. (Journal photo by DonnSiems) Douglass birdies way into Westchester lead BethelB 14 13 2 Catholic 11 10 4 Winning Pitcher Craig Overgaard; Losing Pitcher Ron Kaduck. Lutheran Brethren 17 12 4 Vukku 16 17 4 Winning Pitcher Craig Halvorson; Losing Pitcher Dale Erickson. MINNESOTA BALTIMORE ab r h bi flb r h bi Bryecf 4000 Cogginsrf 3020 Carew2b 3000 Blair cl 3000 Hisieif 4030 TDavisdn 3110 Killebresvdh 4000 Gricn2o 3 0 0 C Darwiitrf 4110 JPowelilb 4000 Soderhlm3b 4010 Baylor I 4111 Kusicklb 3010 BRob:nsn3b 3100 Tnompsnss 4001 EWHIamsc 3173 Brgmanc 2000 Belangerss 2010 Goltjp 0000 McNallyp 0000 BCmpbellp 0000 Total 32 1 6 1 Total ?fl 4 7 4 Minnesota 010 WO 000— 1 Baltimore OM OM «x— * DP—Baltimore 1. LOB—Minnesota 1. Baltimore 6 HR —E.Williams (10). SB- Hisle. Baylor 1, Coggins. S—Coggins. Belanger, Blair. IP H R ER SB SO Goltz [L.6 7) 6 74123 BCampcell ? 00004 MCNallylW.129) 9 61133 HBP -tJyGoltr(Grich].T-?:17.A 9.3». By BOB GREEN AP Golf Writer HARRISON, N.Y. (AP) - "I didn't cry," Dale Douglass said, "But sometimes I sure felt like it." The popular, placid Douglass, involved in a slump so deep and dismal that it threatened his career, was recounting some of his problems over the last two seasons, years in which he had plummeted from a $90,000-a- year winner and a member of the Ryder Cup team, to a $9,000 a year struggles Those problems appeared to have ended in the gathering gloom of a rainy Friday evening when Douglass reeled off birdies on the last three holes he played for a sparkling, six- under-par 56 and the 36-hole lead in the $250,000 Westchester Golf Classic. "1 don't know if my game is back yet," the soft-spoken, articulate man from the mountains of Colorado said, "but it sure looks like it's getting closer." Douglass—"the only thing that's unusual about me is I spell my name funny"—had a two-round total of 133, a whopping 11 under par on the waterlogged, 6,614 yard Westchester Country Club course. He was one shot in front of Larry Ziegler, who fashioned another 67 for a 134. Don Bies, a non-winning tour regular, put together the day's best round, a 65, and was alone at 135. The group at 136, just three shots out of the lead with 36 holes to go in the chase for a $50,000 first prize, included Tom Weiskopf, Australian Bruce Crampton and Jerry McGee. Weiskopf played his back nine in 32 for a 66 while Crampton and McGee had 68s in weather that became hot and humid after morning showers threatened to wash out the whole day's play. Jack Nicklaus, leading money-winner Johnny Miller and Jerry Heard were well-positioned at 137. Nicklaus had an eagle three on his way to a 69, Heard and Miller had 68s. HARRISON, N.Y. IAP) Top second-round scores rrkfay in Ine S2SO.OOO Westchester Golf the 6,614-yard. par.72 Classic Westchesler course Dale Larry Don Jerry Tom Bruce Jonnni Jack Jerry Miller Cnuck Country Douglass ZiWler Bies McGee Weiskopf Cramptco Miller Nicklaus Heard Barber Courtney Club 67 66—133 6767-134 70 65- 135 68-66 136 ;06«—136 6968—136 6968—137 6869—137 69 68—137 6771—138 6068—13! Stikklestad 17 Bethlehem 7 Winning Pitcher 13 3 10 6 Dave Christiansen; Losing Pitcher Jim Tenneson. Final Standings NORTHERN Federated Trinity Bethel B Faith Grace Methodist Catholic Nazarene Immanuel SOUTHERN Bethel A First Baptist Stikklestad Vukku Lutheran Brethren Bethlehem Zion First Lutheran W..L 11 3 10 4 S 6 8 6 7 7 5 9 5 9 2 12 W.L 14 0 10 4 9 5 7 7 7 7 6 8 3 11 0 14 Tiant posts 20th victory By ALEX SACHARE AP Sports Writer Four years ago, Luis Tiant's career seemed at an end. After seven years in the majors, he Buffa/o at Minnesota Sunday Dolphins, Rams battle tonight By ANDY UPPMAN AP Sports Writer The Miami Dolphins are having their championship mettle tested early this season. The two-time winners of the Super Bowl, symbolizing supremacy in the National Football League, Monday defeated Minnesota, their rivals in the last championship game, by a 21-9 margin. The Dolphins tonight face the Los Angeles Rams, who some observers believe could be a successor to the football crown by the end of this season. Rams Coach Chuck Knox acknowledges that facing two top teams in one week should not prove too frightening to the Dolphins. "Miami may be the best team of all times,' 1 Knox said. "We've got quite a game coming up for us. They've got great personnel and a great coaching staff." In other NFL games tonight, the New York Giants are at Pittsburgh, Philadelphia is at Oakland, Denver is at Green Bay, Dallas is at New Orleans, New England is at San Diego, Washington is at Cleveland and San Francisco is at Kansas City. Buffalo plays Minnesota Sunday, while on Monday, Chicago will be at Baltimore, Detroit is at Cincinnati and Atlanta travels to Houston. The New York Jets defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 20-7 in the only Friday night exhibition game. ; The Rams overwhelmed Kansas City 58-16 last Saturday night, with Cullen Bryant—the defensive back turned running back—causing a stir with 117 vards in 11 carries. Quarterbacking for Los Angeles, 2-1 for the exhibition season, will be John Had), who is expected to see more action as the veterans warm up for the season during the two-week "cooling off" period in the NFL Players Association strike. Terry Bradshaw has a sore arm but the injury has not slowed the Steelers who put their 3-0 record on the line against the New York Giants, 21, Joe Gilliam has hit on 35 of 55 passes for 646 yards so far and is expected to share the quarterbacking with Bradshaw. Oakland and Philadelphia both have streaks going into their game, but they are in opposite directions. The Raiders are 3-0 and have been getting good performances from rookie running back Harold Hart and rookie running back Harry Lawrence, while Philadelhis is winless in three tries. Green Bay, also 3-0, plans to go with Jim Del Gaizo and Jack Concannon at quarterback, although Jerry Tagge will be hard to forget after he threw three touchdown passes last week. Denver, 2-1, will start an all-veteran lineup with quarterback Charley Johnson replacing rookie John Hufnagel, who has gone all the way in the first three games. Coach Tommy Prothro says his San Diego team's biggest weakness is its defense, which will be tested by New England, 2-1. San Francisco, winless in three attempts, will be testing the injured ankle of its top draft pick, running back Wilbur Jackson, against Kansas City. New Orleans, also winless in three games, will try to get untracked against Dallas, 2-1. had been traded away by the Cleveland Indians, then released outright by the Minnesota Twins. But at the recommendation of Darrell Johnson, manager of the Boston Red Sox farm club at Richmond, he was signed by that International League club, then given one last shot in the majors. Now Johnson is manager of the Red Sox, and Tiant is returning the favor. Friday night he became baseball's first 20- game winner by hurling a sparkling, six-hit, 3-0 shutout over the Oakland A's. The Red Sox jumped in front when leadoff man Tommy Harper drilled Vida Blue's third pitch of the game high into the left-field screen for his fifth homer. Boston added two more runs against Blue, 14-12, in the sixth. Elsewhere in the American League, the New York Yankees blasted California 1M, Baltimore defeated Minnesota 4-1, Texas beat Detroit 5-2, the Chicago White Sox edged Cleveland 2-1 and Kansas City beat Milwaukee W in the opener of their twi-night doubleheader but dropped the nightcap 1-0 in 13 innings. Corcoran: golf is dying on the putting green By WILL GRIMSLEY AP Special Correspondent HARRISON, N.Y. (AP) "Golf is dying on the putting green," Fred Corcoran, director of the $250,000 Westchester Classic, said today, urging an end to the rule that permits a player to mark his ball before every putt. "It now takes a player longer to putt out than it does to go from tee to green," added the stocky Boston Irishman, long a leading force in the game as manager and official "We have reached the era of five-hour golf. Timi's how long it takes to play an IS-hole round. It used to take only two- and-a-half or three hours. We are in danger of losing spectator appeal. It is too draggy." Corcoran's comment were aimed at the relaxed regulations, adopted officially in 1960, which permit players to mark, pick up, clean and replace the ball before every putt. "If a man three-putts, he goes through this ceremony three times," the former PGA tour manager and current director of the World Cup competition, said. "If he takes four putts, then it's four times. 'We are playing winter rules on the putting greens the year around. We have abandoned one of the basic precepts of the game — that the ball should not be touched from the time it is driven off the tee until it is put into the cup." Besides almost doubling the time of a round, the ball-marking practice has created other problems. It has posed charges of -fudging" against certain players on the tour. "Most players are very ethical," a prominent tournament pro, who asked to remain anonymous, said. "But there are some who are known to abuse the privilege. They replace the ball in a more favorable position ard even go so far as to tee it up. "We all know who these guys are." Afler marking the ball, a player usually throws it to his caddie for cleaning. The caddie can do a sleight-of-hand and throw in a new ball. This is done, although not flagrantly. By pressing the marking coin hard behind the ball a player can, in effect, tee it up. It's also possible to gain a better lie by maneuvering the coin, Players also replace the ball with the trade mark on top, using the trade mark as an arrow pointing the direction to the hole. It is virtually impossible to nail a culprit who may be guilty of such subtle skullduggery in a sport renowned for its ethics. However, it is the time-wasting factor more than any improper advantage gained which has frayed the nerve ends of Corcoran, whose international golf involvement dates back to the 1930s. "In the old days, such a practice was unheard of," Corcoran said. Francis Ouimet won the 1913 National Open and never once touched the ball from tee to cup. Gene Sarazen and George Fazio once played a round at the Masters in an hour and 56 minutes. "Walter Hagen didn't walk any faster than Jack Nicklaus, Bob Jones no faster than Arnold Palmer, but they got around the course in about half the time." Corcoran recalled that George Duncan, a Briton, coined the expression: "Miss 'em quick." "I asked Sarazen once if Duncan was really that fast. Gene replied: 'I turned my head to sneeze once and when I looked back, George had four- putted." Corcoran recalled that the pros instigated a change in the "no touch" rule back in the 1940s when they were playing on all sorts of greens, including the cottonseed greens at Bre- ckenridge Park in San Antonio. "I remember there was a meeting which Ouimet, Joe Dey and other USGA officials attended with pros Craig Wood, Ed Dudley and myself. The pros wanted to change the rule. Ouimet and the USGA were dead set against it. But it was finally agreed that the ball could be cleaned once. Finally, it was decided it could be cleaned before every putt." That was in 1960, P.J. Boatwright, executive director of the USGA, said. "It wasn't just the pros, there was a general clamor for the change from amateurs and club golfers," Boatwright said. Because of soft greens and weather conditions, it seemed to be a fair rule." Manitoba cuts back on 1974 duck season WINNIPEG (AP) — The 1974 duck-hunting season in southern Manitoba is being set back two weeks and the daily bag limit for mallards, the most popular species, is cut in half throughout the province. Over-all daily bag limit remains unchanged at six birds but only two may be mallards compared with four last year. The daily limit of either one canvasback or redhead is unchanged but the customary late-season "bonus" of two bluebills or whistlers is eliminated. Goose seasons and the five- bird limit are basically unchanged. Possession limit for both species remains at two days, bag limit. Duck and goose seasons open Sept. 2 in zone one, the far north including Hudson Bay, and close Nov. 2, in zone two, north of the 53rd parallel including the Pas Marshes, the season is Sept. 9 to Nov. 30. In zones three and four, which take in all of southern Manitoba, including the inter- lake region between lakes Manitoba and Winnipeg, geese open Sept. 23 but ducks remain protected until Oct. 7, two weeks later than last year. Both seasons close Nov. 30. The poor hunting season of 1973 climaxed several years of declining duck populations in Manitoba for reasons variously attributed to poor water conditions, shooting pressure and the encroachment of agriculture on breeding grounds. Water conditions are substantially improved this year but Ducks Unlimited, a private conservation organization, reported in its mid-August survey that nesting success in the province was uneven and the final outlook uncertain. played regularly last season and was instrumental in the team's Central Division title and Super Bowl bid, Alan Page, the team's player representative, who reported to camp only last Wednesday, will start at right tackle. Carl Eller will be at left end, Gary Larsen at left tackle, Jim Marshall at right end, Wally Hilgenberg at right linebacker, Jeff Siemon at middle linebacker, Roy Winston at left linebacker, Nate Wright at left cornerback, Bobby Bryant at right cor- nerback, Jeff Wright at strong safety and Paul Krause at free safety. Winston replaces rookie Matt Blair at left linebacker. Blair started last week against Miami. The Vikings will be seeking their first victory in three exhibition outings against the team that has O.J. Simpson, who last season became the first rusher in NFL history to crack the 2,000-yard mark. Simpson carried for 2,003 yards in 332 carries, a 6.0-yard average per carry. Simpson has a strong offensive line blocking for him, one that he frequently lauds as one of the main reasons for his running success. Five of the six blockers for Simpson are Big Ten products. They are tackle Dave Foley of Ohio State, guard Reggie McKenzie of Michigan, guard Joe DeLamielleure of Michigan State, tackle Don Green of Purdue and tight end Paul Seymour of Michigan. New Vikings home to be proposed ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A proposed 80,000-plus seat Minnesota Vikings football stadium in Eagan, Minn., will be proposed by joint Twin Cities task forces at a press conference Monday, the St. Paul Dispatch said in its Friday editions. The cost of the stadium has not been determined, the Dispatch said, but it would be located on Dayton-Hudson Corp. properties south of I 494 and east of Dodd Road on about a 50-acre tract. The stadium plan shows that it would partially underground in a bowl-like configuration and that a dome could be part of the construction. None of the task force committee members was available for comment. The massive stadium would take years to construct and it is expected that financing would require statewide governmental support in the form of a bond program. While no figure was given as to the cost of such an endeavor, it is expected that a domed stadium would require more than $60 million. The Twin Cities task force that has been studying the site selection is chaired by Harvey Mackay, president of Mackay Envelope Co., Minneapolis, and by Paul Bremicker Jr., president of the Commerical State Bank of St. Paul. 25th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY DANCE Bud and Shirley Fredrickson LAST RESORT MONDAY, AUGUST 28 OPEN BOWLING Daily 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. Join a Bowling League Call 734-3333 NORTHERN SIRE IMS ATTENTION ELKS Wednesday, Aug. 28 MEN'S NIGHT AT CITY CLUB ROOMS Serving OH Menu * p.m. to 3 Special- Dean Pork Ribs 1 For First 40 Men

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