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Pattriir Hope Star Blanchard NK (ARK) STM, Nrtrt fr 0*»* SPORTS Sikes Takes the Citrus Open Crown By RONSPEER Associated Press Sports Writer ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Dan Slkes needs only a victory in one of the major tournaments to win a. ranking among pro golf's top players.. But the 1968 Citrus Open champ says his main goal is to win $100,000ayear. The long-driving veteran is just reaching his peak at the age ot 37. He has his sights set this year on claiming a title In one of the prestige tournamnnts, such as the Masters. "And if I keep playing like 1 did last year and I have here, 1 believe I should be ranked In the top five or six players," he said Sunday. "But my big goal is to win $100,000 again," added the attorney-golfer from Jacksonville, Fla., after winning the $23,000 Citrus Open Sunday. Sikes harvested $111,000 from golf tournaments In 1967 when he won the Jacksonville Open and the Philadelphia Classic. "But I've never played better than I did in the last round here," Sikes said. "I'm always a good driver, but not like this. I was right down the middle on every hole." Sikes shot a 66 in the furious finish for a 72-hole total of 274, one stroke ahead of Tom Weiskopf. Weiskopf fired a 66 and won $13,800 for his second-place finish at 275. His check boosted Weiskopf's official earnings for the year to $60,042. Jack Nicklaus, never able to curb his wildness with his driver, finished with a 68, good for third place at 276 and $8,625. The hard-hitting trio moved out of the bunched field on the last nine holes. Nicklaus dropped out of the race when he drove into the water on the 14th hole, taking a bogey., Sikes moved*iinf>frpnMo* stay>wlth a ^ brf^*W^th; and just missed an eagle when his 20-foot putt stopped an inch from the cup. Dallas Has Suddenly Caught Fire By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Dallas, with an American Basketball Association playoff berth secure, has suddenly caught fire and is now in a battle to win the West. But in the East, the sizzling Kentucky Colonels, although winning their seventh straight game, still trail in the fight for the last playoff spot. The Dallas Chaparrals reeled off their fourth consecutive victory, 115-93 over Oakland, and Western Division leader New Orleans dropped a 104-101 decision to Minnesota. The BUGS' loss cut their lead to lYa gamos over Dallas. Dallas has three games remaining, New Orleans four. Kentucky kept Us string alive with a 115407 victory over Anaheim Sunday and moved to within one game of the idle New Jersey Americans for the fourth position in the Eastern Division. Each club has three games remaining, In Saturday's only contest, Dallas trippedDenver 108-96, In the National Basketball Association Sunday, New York clobbered San Francisco 130' 104, Baltimore defeated Boston H7439, Los Angeles trimmed Detroit 120416 and Chicago beat San Diego 129422, Dallas got 38 points from cy Powell as the Chaps powered Oakland, It was the 13th straight loss for the Oaks, who are buried in the West basement. Ron Franz topped Oakland, with 23 points. Kentucky's flashy guards, Lpuie Pajnpjer and P<M'e| Cap rier, combined for 47 points in the Colonels victory. Dampjer had 28 points and Carrier 19. Wgrren Pavjs had 2J for Anaheim. Kentucky is idle tonight while the Americans play in Houston. Then New Jersey travels to Kentucky Tuesday night, with the winner probably gaining a playoff spot. Skip Tnoren's basket with IP seconds remaining, gave Wftjffle* sota a 102401 lead and Les Hunter adlde<J two free thrpws §t {JJ£ end for the fiaal score in the victory oyer $ew P|-- •«slf«tb«ll Saturday's College fisketb^l By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS tournaments NCAA Eastern Regional Championship North Carolina 70, Davidson 66 Consolation Columbia 95, SU Bonaventure 75 NCAA Mideast Regional Championship Ohio State 82, Kentucky 81 Consolation Marquette 69, East Tennessee 57 NCAA Midwest Regional Championship Houston 103, Texas Christian 68 Consolation Louisville 93, Kansas State 63 NCAA Far West Regional Championship UCLA 87, Santa Clara 66 Consolation New Mexico State 62, New Mexico 58 NIT First Round Notre Dame 62, Army 58 Long Island U. 80, Bradleh 77 Fordham 69, Duquesne 60 Dayton 87, West Virginia 68 NAIA Championship Centra, Ohio State 51, Fairmont, W. Va., 48 Third Place Oshkosh, Wis., 102, Westminster, Pa., 68 Pro Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NBA Eastern Division W. L. Pet. G.B. xPhila. 60 19 .759 Boston 54 27 .667 7 New York 41 39 .513 19% Cincinnati 38 42 .475 22'/ 2 Detroit 38 42 .475 22% Baltimore 36 45 .444 25 Western Division xSt. Louis 56 26 .683 Los Angeles 51 29 .638 4 San Fran. 43 38 .531 Chicago 28 52 .350 27 Seattle 22 58 .275 33 San Diego .15. 65 .188 40 • ^x-Clinched division 'title . . Saturday'^ Results •.,. Boston 136, iWttrnorfHI •£-& Philadelphia V f4i Chicago 122 SU Louis 1E4, Seattle 106- Los Angeles 1M, Detroit 108 Sundays Results Baltimore 147, Boston 139 New York 130, San Francisco 104 Los Angeles 120, Detroit 116 Chicago 129, San Diego 121 Today's Games Los Angeles at Philadelphia New York at San Francisco Detroit at Seattle Tuesday's Games Cincinnati at Philadelphia San Diego at Los Angeles Chicago at Seattle ABA Eastern Division W. L. Pet. G.B. xPittsburghSl 24 .680 Minnesota 50 28 39 40 41 .641 .494 .467 .453 2% 14 16 17 Fails But Tony Doesn't By BOB GREEN Associated Press Sports Writer John Blanehard, ft spectacular pinch hitter during the New York Yankees' years of greaU ness, is on his way back to the minors, his comeback try a fail* ure< Tony Conlgllftro, also on a comeback try, is on his way back, too-back to a regular spot in the Boston Red Sox outfield. "Tony's going to be okay," Red Sox Manager Dick Williams said Sunday after Conlg* llaro's 400*foot double had Ignited a decisive rally in Boston's 3*2 exhibition baseball victory over World Series rival St* Louis M St. Petersburg, Fla* "He's standing up there without flinching," Williams said. "I've been watching him, and he's going to make It." But for Blanchard, 35 and trying a comeback after two years away, It was a different, sadder story. He was one of 11 players cut by the Atlanta Braves at West Palm Beach, Fla. after dropping a 9-3 decision to Washington. "I tried to make it because 1 love the game," he said. "I missed it. I wanted to play some more, maybe then catch on as a coach or manager." In the other Florida games, Cincinnati clipped Baltimore 7-5 at Miami, Houston edged Minnesota 7-6 at Orlando, the Yankees beat Los Angeles 3-1 at Fort Lauderdale, Oakland nipped the New York Mets 3-2 at Bradenton, Pittsburgh blanked Philadelphia 5-0 at Fort Myers and Detroit hammered the Chicago White Sox 8-1 at Lakeland. In Arizona, Cleveland edged California 3-2 and San Francisco defeated the Chicago Cubs 4-1. Conigllaro hit 20 home runs before being sidelined for the last seven weeks of the 1967 season with a fractured cheek bone and double vision after being hit by a pitched ball. He started Boston's two-run rally against the Cards' Steve Carlton with a double In the ninth. Reggie Smith followed with a triple and Rico Petrocel- ll's sacrifice fly won it. It was only dthfc'fesecond ^loss • ofs th« spring" ;»r" th"e champion" Cardlv nals. Washington Jumped on Atlanta pitcher Tony Clonlnger for •seven runs and-eight .hits—Including a three-run homer by Mike Epstein—in three. innings and coasted in. Don Pavletich drove In three 'runs with a homer, his third of the spring, and a single in Cincinnati's easy conquest of Baltimore. Hal King had four RBI on a double and a single and led Houston past Minnesota. Rookie Craig Nettles drove in four Twins' runs, three on a homer. Former Dodger Gene Michael helped the Yankees beat his old mates, starting a decisive two- run rally with a double. Pinch hitter John Donaldson's SHOOTING STARS of the NBA will soon be gunning for victory In the playoffs. Jerry West (44) and the Los Angeles Lakers arc expected to give the St. Louis Hawks, paced by Len Wllkcns (14), a battle in the Western Division. The Philadelphia 76crs. led by Wilt Chamberlain (center) have won the Eastern Division but could receive trouble from Boston's Celtics when Chamberlain and Bill Knssell (6) tangle once more. Indiana 38 New Jersey35 Kentucky 34 Western Division New Orleans 45 29 .608 Dallas 4,4' 31 .587 1% Denver 43 33 .566 3 Houston 28 47 .373 17 l / 2 Anaheim 24 50 ,324 21 Oakland 22 52 ,297 23 x-CVinched division title Saturday's Result Dallas 108, Denver 96 Sunday's Results Kentucky 115, Anaheim 107 Dallas 115, Oakland 93 Today's Games New Orleans at Denver New Jersey at Houston Anaheim vs, Pittsburgh at' Steubenville, Ohio Tuesday's Games New Orleans at Oakland Anaheim at Pittsburgh New Jersey at Kentucky Billy Kidd Surprise* French Star By FRANK PITMAN Associated Press Sports Writer ASPENj Colo, (AP) ^ Cans* da's Nancy Greene, not ujnext pectedly, and Bill Kidd, of Stowe, Vt,| to almost everyt body's surprise, swept top hon* ors in weekend Internationa} ski race, Miss Greene, g4tyear*0ld art student, won the downhill, slalom and, gjant slalom for a corns pjete sweep of the women's events, She was awarded the Roch Cup for the combined downhill and slalom triumphs and the Aspen Cup for the giant slalom victory, Tlje triple yietory also boosted te to $ commanding lead in single drove in ning runs and two seventh in- sewed up Oak- Rematch of Houston, UCLA Likely By MIKE RECHT Associated Press Sports Writer Kansas and Duke are favored to advance in the National Invitation Basketball Tournament tonight, while UCLA and Houston continue to prime their plentiful weapons for a showdown in Los Angeles. "Maybe I'm crazy, but I'm looking forward to playing UCLA out there," Houston coach Guy Lewis said after his top-ranked and unbeaten Couears had knocked off Texas Christian 103-68 for the NCAA midwest regional title in Wichita, Kan. Saturday night. "You have to play the best to win the national championship." In Albuquerque, N.M., Lew Alcindor, UCLA's 7-foot-l% All-American; center; tcomraent- "ed: . ."" '.'" .'""*""" ""> "I hope we're ready to play. We want to win it very much." The Bruins, No. 2 and beaten only by Houston in a regular season gamn at the Astrodome, demolished Santa Clara 87-66 in routine fashion to win the west regional and set up the rematch with Houston. The two teams will meet in a semifinal game in Los Angeles Friday. Fourth-ranked North Carolina, a 70-66 winner over Davidson in the east regional at Raleigh, N.C., and Ohio State, 82-81 upset winner over Kentucky at Lexington, Ky. in the mid- east regional moot in the other semifinal. The semifinal winners play Saturday night for the crown won by UCLA three of the last four years, including 1967, Bas«boll Exhibition Baseball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sunday's Results Washington 9, Atlanta 3 Cincinnati 7, Baltimore 5 Houston 7, Minnesota 6 New York, A, 3, Los Angeles 1 at at at Oakland 3, New York, N, 2 Pittsburgh 5, Philadelphia 0 Boston 3, SU Louis 2 Detroit 8, Chicago, A, 4 San Francisco 4, Chicago, K 1 Cleveland 3, California 2 Tuesday's Games Atlanta vs. Washington Pompano Beach, Fla,, Cincinnati vs. Baltimore Tampa, Fla. Houston vs. Los Angeles Cocoa, Fla. New York, N, vs. Philadelphia at St. Petersburg, Fla. Pittsburgh vs. St. Louis at Fort Myers, Fla. Chicago, N, vs. San Francisco at Scottsdale, Ariz. Boston vs. Detroit at Winter ,Haven,.Fla. ,. ..,,. -.>..„ ,,.n^ Minnesota vs. Chicago; A, at Sarasota, Fla. New York, A, vs. Mexico City Tigers at Mexico City, night California vs. Cleveland at Palm Springs, Calif, Bruins Stage Miraculous Recovery Knicks Win to Clinch Playoffs By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The New York Knickerbockers are on Cloud Nine today. Well, maybe not that high but they are higher than they have been since the 1958-59 National Basketball Association season. New York, which finished sec rights Last Night Weekend Fights By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS RENO, Nev. — Sonny Listen, 223, Las Vegas, stopped Bill McMurray, 210, Sacramento, Calif., 4. Youth Move /n NCAA Impressive Expansion h Hinted ; By JERRY LISKA Associated Press Sports Writer ond in 1958-59, clinched third DETROIT (AP) - In this place in the Eastern Division Olympic year, a youth move- Sunday when they trounced San ment emerged crisply from last weekend's NCAA Indoor Track and Field Meet with three winning sophomores—two In world record fashion—and two freshmen scoring impressive for each triumphs. Larry James, tabbed by Baltimore outlasted Boston team-mates "Mighty Bird," was 147-139 and Chicago topped San the sophomore kingpin of Villan- Francisco 130-104 and Los An geles edged Detroit 120-116. Detroit now is tied with Cincinnati for the fourth and final playoff spot in the East, with two games remaining team. Diego 129421 games Sunday. in other NBA ova's surge to the team title with a meet high of 35 1-3 points Saturday,.P h 11 a d e Ip hI a,dethi;onlng SqUt{ifirn California, trounced Chicago'144-122, Bos- ruhherup with" 23. ton blasted Baltimore 136-111, Los Angeles whipped Detroit 135-108 and St. Louis downed Seattle 124-106. In the American Basketball Association Sunday, Minnesota nipped New Orleans 104-101, Kentucky beat Anaheim 115-107 and Dallas walloped New Orleans 115-93. Seven players hit double fig' James, who whirled the fastest 440 on an 11-lap board track at 47.0, also anchored Villanova's one mile relay team to an NCAA record 3:14.4 victory. By DICK COUCH Associated Press Sports Writer" FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Hints of imminent Na- ' tional League expansion circulated freely Sunday. This followed published reports that the : ; American League will split into two six-team divisions next- year. American League sources"' however, denied the divisional , setup has been formalized. Na-"' tional League club owners, re- ; portedly panicked by the AL plan, remained mum on the DOS- • - sibility of 1969 expansion. A National League committee "? will meet to discuss expanions ( . before the regular spring ses-'' J sion of the major league's Exec-,.,, utive Council Wednesday and Thursday. If expansion to 12±i teams in 1969 is recommended the NL committee, it will be beTore^the league club owners sometime next month. Among the cities reportedly in line for new NL franchises are San Diego, Calif.; Dallas-Fort- , ? Worth, Tex.; Milwaukee, Wis., Another sophomore. Bob Bea- an( ] Buffalo, N.Y. mon of Texas-El Paso, became Published accounts have stat % '" a prime Olympic broad jump ed that the American League,', ^ prospect with another all-time would announce within SOdays,';" indoor best- 27-2 3 A —and also a two-division split in 1969, with',; \ won the triple jump to join a pennant playoff between the"! 1 land's victory over the Mets. Diego Segui got credit for the A's sixth victory of the spring. Matty Alou doubled In two runs and Roberto Clement's double sent across another, while Tom Sisk pitched five inning of shutout ball In Pittsburgh's victory over Philadelphia. Jim Northrup was the big gun for Detroit, driving in four runs against the White Sox on a homer and a triple, Earl Wilson worked five shutout innings, Cleveland rookie Dave Nelson broko a 2.2 tie against the An» gels when he tripled and scored on a ground ball in the eighth inning, Sparkling pitching by right- handers Ron Herbel and Bob Polin took San Francisco by the Cubs, Herbel allowed only one hit in four innings and Bolin gave up only two more the rest of the way, -!•- TIT — *m ^* wt *r- wr wr World Cup competition, graded on seasonHong achievements in International " SKi Federation events, Kidd, beat the world's best for the slalom championship sgtur» day and with a fourth place in downhill Friday he carted away the Roch Cup for best combinec performance. He finished thirc in Sunday's giant slalom, ter-finals tonight. The other quarter-finals will be played Tuesday, sending Dayton against Fordham -and Long Island Dame. The scheduled Thursday night and the finals Saturday afternoon. Hayes, Player of the Year, to Tritscher, §l«yeart old Austrian giant slalom champion raced, to victory in his specialty Sunday to win the men's Aspen Cub, His countryman! Gerhard Nenning. won the down- bill, Tritscher twisted down the 76-gate course in 1:54 to beat rnnner?up Pumeng Gjoya* noli of Switzerland, timed in 1:54*37, By HAL BOCK Associated Press Sports Writer Just as the Boston Bruins were about to die, the corpse staged a miraculous recovery. Locked in a three-way battle for second place in the National Hockey League's East Division with New York and Chicago and with one fewer game left than The NIT continues in New either the Rangers or Black York with Kansas playing Vil- Hawks, the Bruins were in deep lanov'a and powerful Duke going trouble Sunday night, against St. Peter's, N.J. inquar- They trailed Montreal, the division's runaway leader, 1-0 with time running out. New York had already beaten Pittsburgh 3-0 and Chicago was on U. against Notre its way to a 4-1 victory over semifinals are Oakland. A Boston loss would have dumped the Bruins unceremoniously into fourth place. But instead of flopping scored 39 points in Houston's fourth, the Bruins rallied for rout of Texas Christian - the three goals in the final 2% min- Cougars' 31st straight this sea- utes, beat the Canadiens 34, son - while Alcindor tossed in and clung to their share of sec- 22 for UCLA against Santa ond, Clara to otne r NHL 6 ani 9 5 Sunday, "Houston has improved, but Minnesota walloped Detroit 54 so have we," said UCLA coach and Philadelphia ripped Toronto John Wooden. "If we can stop 7-4, them, it will be something, We In Saturday's games, Mont* hope to be better than when we real defeated Pittsburgh M, To- lost to them in January." ronto blanked Boston 3.0, De« In the NIT tonight, Kansas troit dropped St, Louis 6.3 and lias a 6-foot-lo, 6^6,6-5 front line Los Angeles nipped Minnesota and sharp-shooting Jo Jo White 24, in the backcourt to send against Fred stanfield's goal with 2;31 Yillanova. M* *° Pl a y S°t the Bruins even The Wildcats don't have the with Montreal and knocked out height, but they do have Johnny S° a Ue Rogatien Vachon, who Jones, a 38-point scorer in FrJ, was hit by a stick as the puck day night's 77'66 first round up- went into the net, set of'Wyoming'.' Gump Worsley, injured Satur* Kansas advanced the same 4ay night against Pittsburgh, night' with an 82-76 edge over toofc over for Vachon and was Temple beaten by rookie Derek Sander* St. Peter's wasn't expected to son for the lead goal, Then Phil get past the first round, and is a Esposito hit an empty net for decided underdog to powerful the wrap up goal, Duke. St. Pete's, wjthUs'big- The victory gave Boston 8( gest starter 6-5, stunned Mir- points, the same as New Yorfe shall 102-93 with Elnardo Web- and one more than Chicago, The ster scoring 51 points in the ope- _.___._. ner, however, while Duke took West Virginia 87-68, Long Island Oklahoma City 97-81 with Mike surprised highly regarded Brad- at>1 ' • -- the ures as the Knicks, leading only famed Jim Ryun of Kansas as division winners. 58-56 at halftime, turned the the meet's doubles winners, game into a rout by building up Ryun won the mile Saturday a 93-78 margin at the end of at a straggly 4:06.8 after the three quarters. world outdoor record holder at Walt Bellamy led New York 1,500 meters, the mile and 880, with 26 points. San Francisco's won the two-mile Friday night, club owners. Rudy LaRusso scored 28. Vlllanova's freshman, Martin Dave Blng did his best to keep Liquori, won an invitational Detroit in the fight for third, but mile in 4:05 and said he will try a Los Angeles surge In the final for a 1,500-meter Olympic berth, seven minutes gained the victory for the Lakers. of Kentucky, whipped such swif- Bing, who left the game with ties as Lennox Miller and foot- 49 seconds remaining, scored 45 ball great O.J. Simpson of poured in Southern California in the NCAA 60 sprint, matching the meet record of 6.0 set by Nebraska's Charlie Greene. Third sophomore tltlist was Washington State shotputter The reports said the can League already had notified 1 '-' the National League of the move, triggering a series of frantic secret meetings of NL.v with a winning toss of 624. ''.,' The two-day meet, dominated rl by Villanova's relay strength; <, Another freshman, Jim Green which squeezed 16 points frofij',' the three baton events, pro^, duced five NCAA records while; 0 ' three meet marks were tied. '•'". points. Elgin Baylor 28 for Los Angeles. Baltimore moved to its victory over Boston by scoring 12 straight points in the fourth quarter. Leroy Ellis scored 32 points, 14 in the last quarter, John Van Reenen, 6«7, 260-pound and Jack Margin 28, 12 in the fi- welghtroan from South Africa, to load We Set Up New Bookkeeping Systems: BLOCK BOOKKEEPING SERVICE h&R BLOCK LOCATION Vandenberg controlling: beat Lewis, Steve Joe Kennedy boards. In Saturday's \\indup of first NAIA national championship round action, Fordham beat Du- Saturday night with * 5H8 decf- quesne 69-60, Dayton ripped sjon over Fairmont, W.Va'. ley 80-77 and Notre Dann? Army 62-58. Central State of Ohio von the nale, to load Baltimore, John Havllcek paced Boston with 29. San Diego was sent-reeling to its 13th straight loss and 30 in the last 31 games when McCoy McLemore and Jim Barnes combined for 20 points to pull it out for Chicago in the fourth quarter, McLemore topped all scorers with 26, Henry Finkel led San Diego with 24, Bruins have five games remain* ing while the Rangers and Black Hawks each have six, New York finished its business with the expansion West Division by beating Pittsburgh as goalie Ed. 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