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McCovey Tops All-Star Poll fcy JAtk JffcW YORK (AP) - Willie MeCdvey, Safi Francisco hoffie run slugger, topped the National League All-Star poll released today and newcomers Felix Mil- lafi of Atlanta and Clean Jones of the N'ew York Mets made the starting line-up as firM time si- ledees. McCovey, the Giants' first baseman, narrowly edged Hank Aaron. Atlanta's right fielder. 296-295 for the most votes oasl ill the aftnual balloting of players. coaches and managers. The vole, announced by Commissioner Bowie Kuhn, deter- Millan, Jones F/rsf-T/me Ptelti mined the eight Starlets (pitchers excluded) who will face (he American League July 22 at Washington. The Nationals have wt>n six in a row and hold a 2117 edge in the series. Managers Red Schoendienst of the St. Louis Cards and Mayo Smith of the Detroit Tigefs. the 1968 World Series rivals, will select the pitchers and other members of the 28-rnan squads to be announced in the next 10 days. Starters, except pitchers. ' fhusi play at least the" first thrle innings. Milan's victory over Glenn Beckert, the highly regarded i second baseman of the Chicago j Cubs, was one of the most interesting developments. It was the closest contest on the ticket With Millan, making the squad for the second time, beating Beckert 137-110. In the only other close competition, the Cubs were the winners when Ron Santo took third IF HE S/GNS Sayers Says OJ. Due for Surprise By SHEILA MOHAN Associated Press Sports Writer who indicated Wednesday he also mitht retire to enter a business venture. Shula said Morrall will be No. 1 when the Colls report for practice July 19 because "John Unitas still has to blse bvef the challenge of Totiy Pefez of Cincinnati, 196-151. JDoft Kessiflger, the Cubs' shortstop, joifted McCovey, Aaron and Sanfo as repeaters from 1S68 by outdistancing Denis Menke of Houston 228-103. Johnny Betich, Cincinnati 1 ! fine catcher, won in a breeze over Randy Hundley of th- Cubs, 261-76. Only four catchers received votes and there were none for Jerry Grote of the Mets, the 1968 starter. Matty AIou, Pittsburgh center fielder who leads the majors in hits, was voted into the starting outfield with Aaron, named for ' the 15th time and fifth straight I as a startec. and the Mets' ': Jones, who is the league's lead 1 McCovey was a big winner a! • first base with 29fi votes to 33 ! for runnerup Lee May of Cincifi- ihati. ! The top three outfielders were ! Aaron 295. Alou 232, and Jones 152. Next best was Roberto Clemente of Pittsburgh, a four-time hatting champ, with 56, followed by Cincinnati's Pete Rose, the 1968 batting king, with 53. Indians Hold 2nd; Yanks, Bucs Win GALE SAYERS . . . awaits 0. J. Charles Has 1-Shot Lead their Super Bowl victory. In Baltimore. Colts Coach Don Shula said he'll meet Sunday 0. J. Simpson's contract with W jj h quarterback Earl Morrall the Buffalo Bills of the American Football League remains as unsettled as Joe Namath's New York real estate. Gale Sayers. for one, hopes Simpson signs. "I've heard he intends to set the league on fire.' the All-Pro, — h^TsTound running back said in Chicago Wednesday. "1 hope he signs. He'll find out that pro ball is much different than college ball." Sayers' comments came at a news conference called by the Chicago Bears to end questions about Sayers' knee which he injured last November in a National Football League game against San Francisco. "My knee feels as strong now' LYTHAM ST. ANNES. Engas it did before it was hurt." he , lanci <" AP) ~ If t{le chewing said. "1 go to training camp, gum holds out. Bob Charles fig- ; laconically, next week and 1 don't want to i "res he's in there with more i "What is more important is at be bothered by questions about 1 than an even chance to win his this time when hay fever is my knee, so' I'm saying this ! second British Open Golf Cham- around, now." ' pionship right here where he While Buffalo opened training P icked U P his firsl one in 1%3 camp for rookies in Niagara The lanky left-hander from Falls, N.Y., Simpson celebrated New Zealand, now living in . . his 22nd birthday in Los Angeles Cleveland, Ohio, went into the allergy &**• hits my throat when where he's working on a telcvi- third round of the prestige title , " hlts otnel ;s eyes and nose. So I sion film ironically entitled, The play at seven-under-par 135, one cn £ w 8 (l ™- ^ Last 10 Yards. Namath also was shot ahead of Christy O'Connor on the Coast, winding up a mov-; of Ireland and a bit further ie called Norwich. There was no ahead of other great players in- indication the mop-haired quar- eluding a field of 11 Americans, terback will show up at the New' The gum-chewing habit is just York Jets Long Island training another one the former bank camp on Sunday. r>3iTi3til i*Giirpc* on iJuriP 6 ^^ —., «.«>.•-*/ ... v , v ,«.._. v -- ».. n ._ ....—.. rather than obey Commissioner of winning as much as $5 o.OOO ; comfortably well away. on the American circuit this Rirf thnn n r ° nnnr year. "I've found it helps," he said I get some kind of a throat ailment and it bothers me. 1 think about it. Doctors and X-rays show nothing wrong except that I seem to have an Does he have enough supply on hand for the ensuing 36 holes? "Oh, yes indeed." Charles looked like he was ^ ^ ^ __ spreadeagling the field Thurs'; cierkhas picked up"in' the Unit- d8 . v when he lacketl a 69 onto ed Stales in addition to the habit! hls opening record 66 and was taurant allegedly frequented by gamblers. ; Namath's retirement seems to • be catching, especially for thej Jets. The world champions lost! TL Chart Text! U»»ju« Standing! By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Colts Play Two This Weekend But then O'Connor, the 44- has knocked on the door to greatness so often, suddenly caught fire. He smashed around the front nine in 32 and came back in 33 for a new record on Lyt- Th fi Brownwood Colts will see i ham's very tight 6,848-yard, par 30-year-old offensive guard Bob •; baseball action twice this week- 71 links on the shore of the Irish Talamini, the fourth established: enc i hosting the San Ange!n Sea pla^r^ojea\^e thejeam^ince.Havvks Saturday at 8 p.m. and; Behind O'Connor with 138 Winters Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ; were England's Tony Jacklin— Both games are set for Camp ! again a product of the American Bowie Municipal Sports Center j circuit—and Alex Caygill, 28- The Colts, now 3-4 for the sea- year-old Yorkshireman just son, will be after their third straight victory when San Angelo moves in Saturday night. The Indians tightened their hold on the Continental League runnerup spot and the Yankees and Pirates continued their hot American League stretch run in Freshman League baseball play Thursday night. The Indians, now 7-5, behind the pace-setting Orioles, ran their Continental League edge over the Cards to two full j games by tripping the Redbirds j 10-5 at Kiwanis Park. i I IN AMERICAN LEAGUE j play at Mayes Park, the Yankees continued to run ahead of 1 the pack with an 18-4 trouncing i of the Giants. The Pirates stay| ed only a game back by holding ioff the Red Sox 8-5 in the first half of the twinbill. The Indians spotted the Cards i four runs in the second inning, ! then charged into the lead for good with a six-run outbreak in the third. The Tribe turned a 6-4 game into a route when I they tacked on four fifth-inning runs. Winning pitcher Greg Harkins ; allowed six Card hits, four of them in that wild second inning. The Indians collected 10 hits off two Indian pitchers, including a double and two singles by Doyle Millhollon, two singles by Steve Harkins and a double and single by Roy Williams. j The Yanks breezed out to a 7-0 lead over the Giants after four innings, then exploded for 11 runs in a wild fifth. The : Giants scored their four runs in the sixth after falling be- jhind by 18-0. 1 YANKS RIPPED into Giant pitching for seven hits in that productive fifth, w-jth Scottie Rstliff and Sam Cu!birth get ling two each The Yanks finished with one of their biggest hitting nights of the year as Brian Alien poked out four. Cutbirth and Ratliff three each and Ricky Holmes, Randy Nichols and Billy Tiner 'two each. Winning pitcher Nichols hurle two-hit ball until the Giants erupted for four sixth-inning runs on hits by Buddy Vaughn, Larry Templin. Glen Jones and Steve Beck. Frank Bunnell and Larry Carlisle blasted out homers in leading the Pirates past the Red Sox. Carlisle added three other hits and Bunnell two as they combined for seven safeties be; tween them. Carlisle was also the winning pitcher, allowing the Red Sox , single runs in the second, third, and fourth innings and two in the fifth. : PRUITT and Jerry Simmons' were the heroes for the Red Sox with two hits each. The Pirates never trailed, leading 2-0 after one inning 5-2 after three and 8-3 after four. CONTINENTAL LEAGUE W. L. Orioles 10 Indians 7 Cards 5 Senators 1 AMERICAN LEAGUE W. Yankees 9 Pirates 8 i Giants 5 : Red Sox 2 Brewnweoef Keg Chart CLASSfC TftlO - F>ank HlC* key §94-235; Barton Keeffer 57l« 234; Sarge Richardson SlMftty Wilbum Hollahd 5<S-l7l STARLIGHT - Afiftte ttoud 461-179; Befta Cfutsifiger 431160; Vefna Lynn 424-167; LouisS Wagnef 41ft.-tffl. - "KOP-J«an sly 452-156 ;,Safld> Maxwell 44ft- 1162; fidlffl-.ftlgglJW.lM; ftiW ' Nahce . HITS AM) ttlSS&S - fcartol keeler 554-190: Lucy fiurlesdti 513^184 Wally Codettas 500-821; Floresnce Gordofi 448-172. PWmJSTERS - Helen Med * ley 5t 8*188; Louise Wagfief 426* 161; Pauline ThoaS 425-1S4; Pat- fey Barker 410-143. PACESETTERS - Charley Harnell 591401; Wayne Clements 538490: Gary Henderson 63M94: Dennis Gleaton 533-185. KRA2Y KOUPLES - 1. Freda and Dale Purcell; 2. Don and Myrtle Thomas: 3. Disa and Ken Chrane. BEFORE GOING OUT ON the field, ace Met pitchers Tom Seaver, top/ and Jerry Koosman check the sports pages in Shea Stadium clubhouse. NTS Inks Cager DENTON. Tex. (AP) - North Texas Stale University has announced the signing of its sixth basketball recruit. Johnny Coleman, a 6-fooder 195-pound forward from Baylawn Sterling. Buffs Keep T/f fe Hopes Alive Loafers Breeze Past Lions VERI Etlltro Division W»n U»t Pet. Memphis a 42 .500 Shr«v«port .... 43 42 ,50ft Arkansas 3t 45 .458 San Antonio 3* 41 .454 Woftrn Division Won Lost Pel. D«ll«l.FW 47 34 .580 Amarlllo 47 J7 .540 Bl Pi»o 43 40 ,S1> Albuquerque 35 47 .427 Thuriday't Raiultl El Poo 4, Albuquerque 1 Amarlllo 3, Pallas-Fort Worth Ark«ns»i I. Shrtv»porl 1 San Anlonio 4, Memphis 0 ITIdiv't Oimei Albuquerque at El Paso Amarlllo «l Oalla»-Fort Worth Jhr^veport 4! Arkansas Sen Antonio «l Memphis 5»lurd»y'i Qamtt DalUvFort Worth at El . Amirlllo «t Albuuquerque Shrevtport at Jan Antonio Memphis at Arkansas GB ' 3"> 3"i GS 1'-* 5 Urt Pirates Triumph coming into his prime and having a good year. Bill Casper at 140 was the nearest American but he had a lot of ground to make up as did Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino, U.S. Open champion Orville Con-' Moody and others in the chal- title; lenge from across the Atlantic. Moody at 141 still was confi The Pirates kept their tinental Minor League hopes alive Thursday night by downing the Yankees 7-3 at Ki- dent about his game, for all his wan is Park. The standings: Colts Orioles Pirates Indians Yanks eye-streaming hay fever and he | has been impressive with his W. L. T. | accurate long game. 7 1 0 j He was shooting for the big 6 2 0 , double—the American and Brit- 51 1 j jsh Opens in the same year. The 2 4 0-ilast time that happened was 16 17 0 j years ago accomplished by wee 061 "Ben Hogan. . By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ! American League 1 Batting (250 at batsiCarew, Minnesota .356: Oliva, Minnesota .331; R. Smith, Boston .331. Runs—R. Jackson, Oakland : 72; Blair, Baltimore 71 , Runs batted in—Killebrew, 'Minnesota 86; Powell, Balti-j more 81, ' ' Hits—Oliva, Minnesota 111; ' Blair, Baltimore 110 Doubles—Carew, Minnesota 23; Oliva, Minnesota 22. ; Triples-three tied with 5. Home runs—R, Jackson, Oak- [ land 34; F. Howard, Washing-, i ton 32, ' i Stolen bases—Harper, Seattle i 44; Campanerjs, Oakland 34. j ! Pitching (7 decisions)—Me-i JNally, Baltimore 12-0, 1.000,: ! 2.9fi; Leonhard, Baltimore 6-1,, : .857, 1.99. I I National League ! Shoes Keep Slate Clean With Victory The Shoes continued their [ drive for an undefeated season I Thursday night by slugging out { 8 14-10 senior teenage baseball { victory over the Crusaders. It was the Shoes' 12th straight victory while the Crusaders j tumbled deeper into the basement with a 2-10 reading. In one of the wildest games! of the year, the two teams rat' I tied tlie boards for 35 hits-rj6 by the heavy-hitting Shoes. The lead c-hanged hands in ilmost every inning. Pown 5-3 j 8fter one frame, the Shoes took Fight Results By TttK ASSOCIATED J'RBSS MR, Main* - Pete! —. 173, Portland, out-) ~,—4 Bonnie ''ftooin pmon QeoJfrion, j?7, New York, JO. Lewis, Hi ios An|ele§, put pointed Ernie "Indian fled" Lo- fc, l<o$ Angeles, iO- an 8-5 lead in the third, trailed 9-8 in the top of the fourth, led 10-9 in tne bottom of the fourth and were tied 10-10 going into the seventh Inning when they scored four times. Singles by P. K, Ellsworth and Gary Thomason, Perry Young's double and five walks pushed in the decisive runs. Lane Bowen led the 16-hit attack on two Crusader pitchers with four singles and a walk in five trips. Young and Thomason joined in with three hits each and Ellsworth and Ray Thompson collected two each. Jimmy Carmichael with three hits an,d Mike Matthews with two swung the big bats for the Crusaders. Jimmy Catledge started on the mound, for the Shoes before giving way to Bowen. Jerry Parsons and Mike Baird tolled loir the Crusaders. W. L. Shoes ll 0 3 8 Batting (250 at bats)—Stargell, Pittsburgh .356; C Jones, New York .347; M. Alou, Pittsburgh .347. Runs—Bonds. San Francisco 70; Wynn, Houston fi7. Runs batted in—Santo, Chicago 76; McCovey, San Francisco 73. Hits—M Alou, Pittsburgh 129: Tolan, Cincinnati 111. Doubles—M. Alou, PiUsburgh 26; Kessmger Chicago 23, H. Aaron, Atlanta 23. Triples—Tolan, Cincinnati 8; B. Williams, Chicago 6. Home runs—McCovey, San Francisco 27; L. May, Cincinnati 23; H. Aaron, Atlanta 23. Stolen bases—Brock, St. Louis 32; Bonds, San Francisco 25. Pitching (7 decisions)—Bald- scliun, San Diego 6-1, .857, 3,62, Seaver, New York 14.3, .824, 2.46, The Buffs kept hot on the heels , of the Legionnaires and the Loafers knocked the Lions deeper into the cellar in junior teenage baseball action at Sportsman Park Thursday night The Buffs whammed the Vets, 17-4. in the American League game while the Loafers zapped the Lions, 12-5, in the National League tilt. Keith Madole went all the way on the mound for the Loafers, giving up seven hits and striking gut six. One of the hits he gave up was a three-run first inning homer by Lance Blackwell which gave the Lions sn early 3-0 lead Bruce Smith started for the Lions and was tagged with the L/Ve/y's 66 Shares Lead EDINA, Minn. (AP) - If it weren't for the presence of defending champion Dan Sikes. they might be calling this the Obscure Open. With most of the game's glamor names in England for the British Open, the rookies and also-rans barged out of the ranks of the faceless young men and turned the $100,000 Minnesota Golf Classic into their private field day. John Lively, up from the qualifying ranks, and lanky Mac McLendon shared the first round lead with 66s, five under par on the 6,913-yard Braemar Golf Club course. Lively, a 29-year-old Texan who has won only $1,030 in official tour money this year, was such a long shot that even he didn't think his early 66 would stand up for a share of the lead "They'll tear it up," he said Thursday, "The course is playing extremely easy. They'll shoot a lot of good scores out there." They did. But only McLendon, who finished only a few minutes behind the former Texas A&M ace, could match his effort, 1 • loss, giving way to Blackwell in the third and then David Camp in the fourth. The loafers carved out nine hits, but got only three of them in the second inning when they rubbed out any 0-3 deficit with a seven run rally. ; A walk, a hit batter and a coupte of Lion errors helped the Loafers to their seven runs. Then they added the other five runs in the third behind five hits to make it 12-3 The Lions narrowed it to the final 12-5 edge in the bottom of the third with two runs on three hits but the damage had been done. Bart Johnson and Don Jones each had two hits to lead the Loafers while Bruce Smith and Dickey Hall turned the same trick for the Lions. The Buffs needed just two innings to rack up their 17 runs against the Buffs They started off with nine in the first and got the other eight scores in the second frame, needing just 10 hits in the process. The Vets got two runs in the i second and another in the third I but the dam had already been opened. I Tracy Middleton was the win; ning pitcher although Bill Dun• can replaced him on the mound in the third inning. Together they ! gave up three hits. Dean Low started for the Buffs and was the loser, with Allan ; Wyatt and Mario Molina following him at pitcher. Rodney Folsom got the biggest blow of the game for the Buffs, a three-run homer in the second. Middleton paced the Buff hit! ting attack with three safeties in ; as many tries while Folsom ! and Reyes Cardenas each had two hits. AMERICAN LEAGUE W Legionnaires 9 Buffs 8 ; Pepper Uppers 5 Vets 1 NATIONAL LEAGUE W ; Discounters 9 Raiders 7 Loafers 5 , Lions 2 L 2 4 7 10 Heat on Staubach Again As Pokes Prepare for Drills (AP) — Six years after he stunned the collegiate football world with enough dazzle at quarterback to earn a Heisman Trophy, roger Slaubaeh tries a t-omeback and he's already in the spotlight. With the retirement last week of Don Meredith, the Dallas Cowboys must look for a dependable quarterback. Staubach, now out of the Navy, joins the National Football League team here today hoping to fill the void. When pre-season training begins at California Lutheran College here, Staubach and Craig Morton, former California standout, will battle for the No. 1 spot. Staubach was named the nation's outstanding college player in 1963 after leading Navy to a 9-1 record. He was a junior. Morton, a five-year sub for Meredith, has been named by Coach Tom Landry as the top signal caller. But Staubach is apparently in the hot seat. If Morton falters, he gets the call. Meredith's retirement came after the Cowboys traded Jerry Rhorne to Cleveland, feeling they didn't need three quarterbacks. Now they have only one veteran and he's played only sparing!)'. Staubach showed he wants to play football last July. He took a two-week leave from the Navy and for 1ft days here tossed the ball with accuracy, guided the offense well and snowed quickness afoot. The Hawk Is Flying High ytv 6Y K9YALJNKQ, lift, and Vladimir Ar»dr«- right* ?'fegi<2 members of Rusiisn Natienal " team/ tngagt in hsrttpidy with S'feot-? 68ifih, Al«k*flndr Gpm«l|kiy, at « N«w York airport. By HAL BOCK Associated Press Sporti Writer Hawk Harrelson, his wings stiff from half a season on the ground, is starting to stir and his pace, for the last week at least, is almost as fast as Harmon Killebrew's, who's been flying all year long. Both Harreison and Killebrew hammered home runs Thursday helping Cleveland and Minnesota to victories and continuing hot slugging streaks. Harrelson *s shot, which helpad the Indians whip Detroit 7-5 in 11 innings was his fourth in the last seven days. Killebrew, with five homers in seven days, drilled his 25th of the year in Minnesota's 6-5 victory over Kansas City. In other American League games, Baltimore trimmed Boston H and Oakland bombed Chicago i?4. California's gajne at Seattle was postponed by rain and New York and Washington were not scheduled In the National League, $n- cianali nipp*d lioustoe M IB te innings, Pittsburgh took Montreal 2-1 in 11, Chicago tripped New York 6-2, St. Louis battered Philadelphia 9-3, San Francisco shut out Los Angeles 3-0 and At- < lanta dumped San Diego 3-1. j Harrelson, who took time off f before battling Detroit to put a : verbal blast on his ex-manager, i Gil Hodges, then teed off on the , Tigers. He walked in the fifth,' stole second, took third on a i fielder's choice and scored on a :< sacrifice fly for the Indians'; first run. i Then he rapped, his Hth horn- i er of the year with a man on j in the seventh as Cleveland ral- < lied for four runs to take the, lead. Norm Cash's pinch homer tied it for the Tigers in the hot- • torn lialf of the inning but Tony Horton'e bases-loaded, two-out ; single drove in Cleveland's win-' ning runs in the 11th. Harrelson's homer raised his season's batting average to ! ,?p&—about 80 points less than JiiUfbrew. Thg Twins' slugger I lifted his major league leading i RBI total to 8? with a run-scor- j Ing lingW m4 hi* homer helping i Minnesota to a 6-0 lead against; Kansas City. i Then the Royals stormed back on homers by Lou Piniella, Chuck Harrison and Mike Fiore but they fell one run short. "It started out like a laugher," said Minnesota Manager Billy Martin, "but it nearly ended up a crier. We really need a game where the guys can go out and relax, but it wasn't to be." Gilbert Shifts Negotiations From Jefs fo Forf Worth JJ FORT WORTH. Tex. j:APs Negotiations for the services of Texas' All-America halfback Chris Gilbert have switched from the New York Jets to the Fort Worth Braves of the Continental Football League. Gilbert, the most prolific rusher in Southwest Conference history, confirmed Thursday he had been offered a contract with the Braves by the club's owner, Tommy Mercer. Gilbert also said his talks with the world champion Jets had ended. Mercer told a news confer- enoe Thursday he thought hert wa«14 sign with lh« i Gilbert said, "I don't intend ito (sign) unless they reach some kind of agreement-1 know 1 won't be signing with the New : York Jets. My negotiations with , them have come to a conclusion." Gilbert, who rushed for more than LOGO yards in each of his three seasons at Tesas, added, "I talked with Fort Worth, never seriously, pending the outcome of what I've decided with the Jets. "&ir. Mercer has saa4» m» an interesting offer, J'ij thinking about it. W*'1I,J^; USuo4«y.tutt|iMVw' ' to IMP d soviet wiHi w|w."

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