The Argus from Fremont, California on December 16, 1969 · Page 11
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Fremont, California
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Tuesday, December 16, 1969
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Wilson at helm Big Bill Tilden, No. 1 tennis player in his own era, was voted sport's all-time best by international panel of tennis scribes. Same 13-member jury named Rod Laver player of year second straight time. Sports patrol Tilden No. 1 tennis great By STEVE SNIDER NEW YORK (UPI)-Big Bill Tilden, No. 1 tennis player in his time, Monday was voted No. 1 of all-time. An international panel of 13 tennis writers from the United States, England, France and Australia spicked Tilden over Don Budge* Rod Laver, Pancho Gonzalez and Jack Kramer in a survey made more than 16 years after his death at the age of 60. Laver player-of-year again The same jury recently named Laver as winner of the Martini and Rossi Player of the Year Award for the second straight time. Tilden, a magnetic star who dominated amateur tennis in the 1920's and started me pros on the road to big money in the 1930's, rated No. 1 on seven ballots and second on four others. He was credited with 118 of a possible 130 points in the poll. Budge, first to score a grand slam of the Australian, Wimbledon, French and United States championships in 1938, was second with 103 points and the 31-year-old Laver, current king of the courts, was No. 3 with 96 points. Remainder of the all-time top 10 with points in parentheses: No. 4 Pancho Gonzalez (78); No. 5 Jack Kramer (76); No. i Fred Perry, Great Britain (53); No. 7 Henri Cochet, France (47), No. 8 Rene La Coste, France (25), No. 9 Lew Hoad, Australia (20'A) and No. 10 Ellsworth Vines (19). Laver, grand slam winner as an amateur in 19(2 and as a pro this year, received three first place votes and Budge two. Kramer first on two ballots . Kramer received the only otter first plaice vote but wound up fourth in toe list behind Gonzalez, whose superb play at the age of 41 in current competition apparently influenced other voters to rate him over Jack. The only other current pro with a good shot at the top 10 until the last votes were in was Ken Rosewall of Australia who made No. 11 with 16 1-2 points. Others who received votes were R.L. Doherty of Great Britain and Norman Brookes of Australia, both old-timers; Frank Sedgeman of Australia, Little Bill Johnston, Tilden's team-mate and frequent final round foe; Willie Renshaw of Great Britain, Jack Crowford of Australia, Baron Gottfried Von Cramm of Germany, Pancho Segura vf Ecuador, Tony Wilding an'd Roy Emerson of Australia. Tilden was to American tennis in the Golden Twenties what Bobby Jones was to golf. Babe Ruth to baseball, Jack Dempsey to boxing and Earl Sande to horse racing. The lanky Philadelphian was 27 wiien lie won hiis first U.S. championship in 1920 but he won six in a row and added another in 1931. He also won three times at Wimbledon and helped the U.S. hold the Davis Cup for seven straight years before the Frenchmen finally brought him down in 1927. Tilden died in 1953 apparently of a heart attack, in his modest apartment in Hollywood. Laver's $123,855 leads pro net tour NEV/ YORK (UPI) - Rod Laver, winner of the Australian, French, British and American tennis titles in 1969, earned $123,855 in 32 weeks of competition. The brilliant Australian's total led the six- m e m b e r National Tennis League, who among them collected $357,812 in professional and open events. Roy Emerson won $62,629 in 33 weeks of play, while Kenny Rosewall picked up $46,796 in only 21 weeks. Radio log TUESDAY 5 p.m.-Horse Racing: Bay Meadows Highlights (KSAY- 1010) 7:50 p.m.-Pro Basketball: Warriors vs. Seattle (KNBR- .680) WEDNESDAY 2:15 p.m.-Horse Racing: B a y M e a d o w s Highlights (KSAY-1010) (Also 4:50 p.m., 5p.m.) 5:55 p,m.-Collegs Basketball: Santa Clara vs. Houston (KEEN-1370) , Pancho Gonzalez, the grizzled veteran from Los Angeles, toured for 24 weeks and won $46,288. Australian Fred Stolle accounted for $43,160 in 30 weeks. Andres Gimeno of Spain, hampered by a leg injury, played 23 weeks, winning $35,061 College eage Scoreboard Southern Methodist 94 Nichols 64 Houston IK Loyola (Calif.) 91 Louisiana SI. 89 Llvinsslon St. 80 Unlcn 77 Pikeville 74 Eastern Kentucky 87 Morehead 79 Ohio U. 89 Indiana 83 DePaul 101 Parsons 79 Oklahoma St. 79 Pan American 64 Tarleton 75 SW Texas 74 Oklahoma 71 Miami (0.) 57 Kansas 75 Noire Dame 63 Old Dominion 89 Xavler (Ohio) 76 St. John's NY 7 1 ] Georgetown 64 South Caralina 191 Maryland 63 Rochester Tech 68 Plymouth St. 63 Pauls College 86 Morgan SI. 77 Duquesnc 87 Western Kentucky 65 Pace W Drew 62 C.W. Post 77 Baldwin-Wallace 75 Nebraska tt Northern Michigan 68 Monlclalr State 84 Newark Slate 63 Kansas Stale 91 Vanderblll 78 Queens 112 N.Y. Maritime 75 Tens Tech 15 Arizona 10 Duke 10 East Carolina 65 Oral Roberts 16 west Texas 83 LSU of New Orleans 89 Livingston (Ala.) 80 Tennessee Alt! 79 Southern University 71 V, Kings fire coach I N G L E W O O D , Calif. (UPI)-- Hal Laycoe was fired as coach of the Los Angeles Kings Monday and John Wilson, who once played in 580 s t r a i g h t National Hockey League games, was named to succeed him. Doug Harvey, regarded by many as the greatest defense- man in the league's history, was hired as an assistant for ·Wilson. Laycoe, who led Portland to seven Western Hockey League regular season titles in nine years ·before coming to the Kings this season to replace Red Kelly, will become the Kings' director of player personnel. Wilson, 40, handled the club in a game at the Forum here against the Minnesota North Stars Monday night. "The only promise I'll make to Los Angeks fans is that from now on the Kings will start hitting and checking," he said. "When they do, they'll start scoring and we'll win games." Wilson, .who has been the c o a c h o f t h e K i n g s ' Springfield (Mass.) farm club i n the American Hockey League since 1967, took over a club in last place in the NHL's Western Division. Los Angeles went into Monday r/ght's game with a 5-18-1 record. Laycoe, 47, lock his demotion philosophically. "When teams have bad records, changes have to 'be made," he said. "1 have enjoyed the Kings in spite of our adversity. I sincerely hope that this change will be for the best for all concsrned." General manager Larry Regan also announced the appointment of Jimmy Anders o n , a player with the Springfield team for 15 years, as a replacement for Wilson. Wilson, 35, led the AHL in goal scoring .wo years, 1961 and 1964, Wilson, who was a coach at ·Princeton University before going to Springfield, set an NHL record with his 580 slraighi games. He set the mark with Detroit, Chicago, Torcnlo and New Yoik. The record since has been broken by Andy lltberton, who played in 630 NHL consecutive contests. Harvey, 44, joins the Kings from his home in Montreal. He played and was an assistant coach for the St. Louis Blues last year. Seals trade Ubriaco for Black Hawk center O A K L A N D (UPI)--The O a k l a n d Seals, trying to struggle out of fifth place in the National Hccksy League West, have traded veteran left wing Gene Ubriaco to the Chicago Black Hawks for center 'Howie'Menard. Seal g e n e r a l manager Frank S e; 1 k e announced the deal Monday aftar trade had been held up several days by waiver difficulties. Menard, 27, has iplayed in 19 .games for the Black Hawks this season, scoring'two goals and three assists. A 5-8, 160-poun'der, Menard spent two seasons with the N'HL Le.- Angeles Kings and appeared briefly wi.h the Detroit Red Wings during an eight-year professional career that has been spent mostly in the minor leagues. Menard's highest point production in the NEL came last season when he flipped in 10 goals and assisted on 17 others for a total of 27 points. Ubriaco, S2, has scorsd jus; one goal and one assist this year for the Seals. He 'got off to a-slow start this season and was sent to Oakland's Providence dev e l o p m e n t team for two weeks-during the regular NHL campaign. The 5-8, 165-pounder scored 11 paints in 26 games wiih Oakland last year after being acquired in a trade from Pittsburgh. His most successful N'HL season wss 1937-68 when he tallied 33 points for the Penguins. Th'a is Ub:i- aco's ahird year in the NHL afler nine seasons in the mi- nora. LOS iANGBLES (DPI) -. Ricky "Butch" Goring rammed in a short shot with 2 4 seconds remaining as the Los Angeles Kings salvaged a 4-4 tie with the Minnesota North Stars Monday night in the o'S new 1 Kings coach Johnny Wilson. 'Minnesota's Ray Ciillen scored a pair of goals in the final session with 5:39 to go to put the North Stars ahead by one. But Goring, who had assisted on two other Kings scores took a pass from another first year man Mike Corrigan, who was behind the net and shoved in a 3-footer' past Cesar Maniago. Score by periods: Minnesota Los Angeles I 1 2-4 II 3 1-4 First peritd--1. Minnesota, Goldsworthy 15 (Williams, Paris!) 13:48. Penalties- Rolfe 9:Dq7,73-2. Los Angeles, Corri gan 2 (Goring) 0:50; 3. Los Angeles, Ccrrigan 3 (Goring, White) 2:10, 4. Minnesota, Goldsworthy 16 (Williams) 3:51; i. Los Angeles, Flett 2 (Irvine, Krake) 11:34. Penalties-Barlow 4:58, Flett 7:18. Third Period-6. Minnesota, Cullen 8 (Nanne) 0:32; 7. Minnesota, Cullen 9 (Miszuk, Barlow) 14:21 ;'S. Los Angeles, Goring 3 (Corrigan, Fletl) 19:36. Penalties-O'Sray 0:9 Shots on goal: Minnesota Los Angeles 14 412-30 151310--3B Goalies: Minnesota-Maniago; Los Angeles-Desjardins. Attendance: 4,997. SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) - Dennis Awtrey's clutch performance in the Cable Car Classic basketball tournament has won him player of the week honors from Northern California sports writers. Aw.;rey -shared the award Monday with tor- ward Bill Strieker of the University of Pacific. The eighth ranked Broncos beat both the University of San Francisco and (he University of California over the weekend for their third straight Cable Car title, and -:he play o! the 6-10 center was largely responsible. Awtrey, a candidate for Ail-American acclaim, scored 34 poin:s and 'hauled down a tournament record 37 rebounds in the two Santa Clara victories. The steady pivotman was named -most valuable player of ihe tourney and won a berth on the Cable Car all-star team for the third successive year. Harry Jupiter, one of the officials of the tournament, announced Monday that Santa Clara will have a little different competition in tha upcoming Journeys. Jupiter said Weber State will join the Broncos, USF and Cal in the Cable Car Classic next season. In 1971, the three Bay Area schools will be joined by South Carolina, and in 1972 the lineup will be USF, Santa Clara, LaSalle and Duke. Santa Clara is favored to repeat as champion of the West Coast Athlelic Conference, but UOP could be a contender, and Strieker is one of the reasons. The 6-8 forward from Quincy, Calif, has scored 83 points in the Tigers' last three games, against Drake, Scatlte and Fresno State. UOP coach Dick Edwards told the basketball writers that Strieker and sophomore center John Gianelli have made a world of difference to the Tigers this season. "Strieker is a valid All-American candidate and Gianelli is one of the outstanding sophomores in the country," Edwards said. The frontline tandem led Pacific to a 100- point effort over Seattle and a 118-poin-: night against Fresno State after barely losing 78-7(1 on Drake's home floor. USF coach Phil Vukicevich, who saw his promising Dons fall 70-49 to Santa Clara and collapse 73-48 to Army in the Cable Car tourney, told the basketball writers that his dub has been plagued by -!he inconsistency of its sophomores. The Dons try to regroup this weekend in Salt Lake City when they go up against Utah in the Utah Classic. Bradley and Michigan; State also are in that tournament. The California Golden Bears will take !he week off to study for finals after scaring an impressive victory over Army and absorbing a tough 58-52 loss to Santa Clara. The Bears nearly overcame the Broncos despite the absence of their 'standout guard and team captain, Charlie Johnson. "I was really pleased with our defense over the weekend," said Cal coach Jim Padgett. "But I'm not pleased with our offensive performance." The Bears hit only seven of 32 field goals in the second half against the B'rcnc:s. At one point Cal missed 17 successive field goal attempts. Baltazar Kentucky shades UCLA boots home 7 winners 'Of* TMO. i j HrOTlCOS oth LAUREL, Md. (UPI) Jockey Chuck Baltazar booted home seven winners at ·Laurel M o n d a y including Vertebrae in the $5,500 allowance feature. Baltazar, a 22-year-old native of For; Morgan, Colo., accepted only eight mounts on the nine-race card. He began the day finishing second in the first race on OF Fee Fee, then scored with his remaining seven mounts. Baltazar won the .second r a c e with Shining Ling ($4.40), the third with True R o y a l t y ($5.63), and the fourth race with Conowingo Chief ($6.20). After sitting out the fifth race, Baltazar wan the remaining four races, scoring with Dear To All ($15.20) in the sixth race, Gray Idol (?8.40), in tha seventh race, Vertebrae ($10.20) in the featured eighth race, then closed out the day with Noble Ellen ($7.00) in the finale. Races fogged out I N G L E W O O D , Calif. ( U P I ) - Heavy fog Monday night forced cancellation of Western Harness Racing's nine-race program at Hollywood Park. NEW" YORK (UPI) - Kentucky and UCLA, a pair of perennial (powerhouses, are ' ru/nm'ng virtually neck and neck in the race for. recognition as the nation's No. 1 college basketball team. Dodger duo defect to Japan club LOS ANGELES (UPI)-The Los Angeles Dodgers Monday announced that outfielder Jim Barbieri and infielder-out- f i e l d e r John Miller have signed two-year-contracts to play for the Chunichi Dragons in Japan next season, Both players were on the roster of the Dodgers' Spokane team of the P a c i f i c Coast League. Barbieri, 23, was a regular at Spokane last season, hitting .302. Miller spent most of last season with the Dodgers but was used sparingly. The 26- year-old Miller played 26 games with Los Angeles and hit .211. Both players were overlooked in the recent major league draft. Kentucky eSged the Bruins by a mere three points Monday to retain Hie No. 1 spot in the second weekly rankings by the 35-member United Press International Board of ·Coaches. The Wildcats received 18 first place vo!es and ?28 points to nip UCLA, which was named first on 15 ballots and amassed 323 points. New Mexico Stats, which received the remaining two .first place votes, was third with 223 points, followed by Scuth Carolina and Scuthern California, tied for fourth, and D a v i d s o n in sixlh. No'.n Dame moved up to seventh, f o l l o w e d by Santa Clara, eighth; North Carolina ninth; and Villanova, No. 10. * * * team 1 Kentucky (18) UCLA (15) points 336 3!3 223 145 145 124 90 '73 70 67 New Mexico St. (2) ;iie) South Carolina ( ie) Southern California Davidson Notre Dame 8. Santa Clara 9. North Carolina 10 V.llsnova 11. Tennessee 6S 12. Ohio Universilv *J 13. Coltrido 29 14. illin:is 23 15. Washington 20 14. St. Bo.iaventure 18 u. Louisterc s;. · 17 18. Dayton 16 19. Jacksonvil* 15 20. Houston 14 Olhers recehlns five cr more points: Mfirtiusltc, Purdue, Wcitern Kentucky, Duke, New Mexico, Cincinnati, Seattle, Pacific. Wyoming, Ariiona, Kansas, LaSalK, Dr*Kt, Tennessee placed llth and fast-rising Ohio University lock the No. 12 rating. Colorado was 13th, followed by Illinois, Washington, St. Bona- veniure, Louisiana State, Dayton, Jacksonville and Houston. Parrish on North squad for bowl tilt TAMPA, Fla. (UPI) - Six defensive and two offensive players were named Sunday to play in the Jan. 3 Lions American Bowl football game here. Named to the north squad ware Stanford linebacker Don Parris; Ohio State defensive end Phil Smidlin; Bill Nelson, Oregon State defensive tackle, and Nebraska tight end Jim McFarland. Added to the South squad wera Bob Asher, offensive tackle from Vanderbilt; Jack Reynolds, Tennessee linebacker; George Bevan, Louisiana Stats linebacker, and Mississippi safety Glen Cannon, Dethroned Hal Laycoe was fired as coach of Los Angeles Kings last night and replaced by John Wilson, coach of club's American Hockey League' farm club in Springfield, Mass. Laycoe will become Kings' director of player personnel. Tuesday December 16, 1969 Kings tie Awtrey, Strieker win in coach's ' debut,4-4 NorCal cage honors 7 Raiders named Chiefs land 9 AFL West berths NEW YORK (UPI) -- Rookie cornerback Jim Marsnlis of Kansas City was one of nine Chiefs players selected today to play for the West squad in the American All-Star game Jan. 17 at Houston. Marsalis is the only rookie on the squad announced by league president Milt Woodard. Other Chiefs on" the West squad are la:kle Jim Tyrer, guard Ed Budde, kicker Jan Stenerud, defensive tackle Buck Buchanan and outside linebacker Bobby Bell, all repeaters from last year; and defensive tackle Cm-ley Cufp, running back Robert Holmes, and middle linebacker Willie Lanier. Wocdard said Oakland put seven players on the squad selected on the basis of balloting of head coaches in the league. The Raiders qualified repeaters center Jim Otto and cor- nerback Willie Brown and quarterback Daryle Lamo- for Wells pending OAKLAND (UPI) - Warren Wells, one of pro football's most explosive wide receivers, still wss p.wnitirg wcrd Monday on whether he will nica, tackle Harry Sclmh, nave | 0 un dsrgo surgery to re- wide receiver Fred Biletnikoff, linebacker Ca-s 0;to and safetyman Dave Grayson. San Diego placed five players, including wide receiver Lance Alworth and running back Dick Post. Also selected from the Chargers were guard Wait Sweeney, safely Kenny Graham and defensive end Steve Delong. D e n v e r placed defensive end Rich Jackscn and Cincinnati qualified wide and tight receiver Bob Trumpy on the squad. The coach of the Western squad, to be selected shortly, will pick the remainder of the players to bring the roster up to 33. No team can have fewer than three or more than 10 representatives. The East squad will be announced later. Raiders 13- point pick; Chiefs +3 LAS VEGAS, Nev. (UPI) -- Oddsmakers Monday made the Kansas City Chiefs three- point favorites over the New Y o r k Jets in Saturday's American Football League playoff game at New York. In Sunday's other AFL in- terdivision contest at Oakland, the Oakland Raiders were installed as 13-point choices against the Houston Oilers. pair his damaged shoulder. Wells suffered what is believed to be a shoulder separation in the Oakland Raid- ers5 10-G win over Kansas City on Saturday. The victory ga v e O a k l a n d its third straight Western Division tills in the American Football 'League. Dr. Charles Rowe had origT nal!.y scheduled an operation for Wells on iMonday. But the operation was postponed pend ing results of an extensive series of X-rays. Nurses at Oakland's Peralta ·Hc-pilal report Wells is "feeling fine," but the speedy receiver definitely will mis? Sunday's Raider game against Houston in the firsl rr.und of the AFL playoffs. However, :· Wells dc;s no: undergo surgery, there is an oulside chance he ccu'd p!-:y cither in the AFL champion- ···hi') v.nme .Ian. 4 cr the Suc'.-r Bowl Jan. 11, assuming the Raiders advance that far in the playoffs. Wslls finished the -;ason with 47 catches for 1,250 yards and a phenomenal 25.8 yard average per catch. His 14 !oirjh:'.:'ATs is tens 'cr ;i single player not only in the AFL i-Jt in tin National FcoL- foall League as well. The fc'iir-ysar veteran fr: · Texas Southern new leaves the Raidsrs with only bl: cf their productive touchdown tandem. 0. ]. tabs Raiders-Browns for 1970 Super Baud LAS VEGAS, Nev. (UPI)- O.J. Sirr.p~n. the fsbled tailback from University of Scuthern California ',vhi !:j finished his rookie pro season Sunday, said Monday that ha expected Oakland and Cleveland lo meet in the Super Bowl. "I kr.:w Minnesota will be favored in the NFL but 1 like ·Cleveland" ihe 18!,(i Heisn'an Trophy winner said. "And Otkland should make it in the AFL." Sirr.pscn and three Batfab teammates arrived here "for ;cme re-t" after the 45-3 AFL season-ending loss at San Diegc Sur.;3y. The grea:est rusher in LSC histcry picksd his alma n'.?.;er to beat Michigan in the Rose Btwl on Nt.v Year's Day. He said he was "dis- a;?c!r..Ed" in Buffalo's 4-10 record this season but pre- dicied "we'll do much 'oe.ltr next year.

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