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Hope M Star SPORTS ; Boston Is ? Pounded by Tigers By DAVE D''HARA Associated Press Sports Writer JWJNTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) - Few major league ballplay* ers Consider ft nightmarish slump a beneficial turning point in their careers, but first baseman George Scott of the Boston Red Sox is an exception, ;"That bad second half two years ago really woke me up," the big slugger said between swings at the pitching machine the other day. "1 realized 1 had to work harder." i Scott jumped from Class A A ball at Pittsfleld of the Eastern League to the Red Sox In 1966. he stunned the baseball world with tremendous slugging and earned the starting job for the American League In the All-Star Game. 2:However, he was on the skids even before taking the field against the National League All-Stars. The pitchers had ttftught up with him-and he finished the year with a .245 average and 27 homers. Scott set a Boston Record by fanning 152 times as a rookie. Most of the strikeouts came in the second half of the campaign as he went fishing for outside pitches. r. "I knew I had to do something to keep my job," Scott recalled. "I worked hard last year to cut down the strikeouts and become a. better hitter. Now I'm work- Ing on using my hands and wrists more and I think I'll be even better." In an exhibition game Tues- d»y, the Red Sox were pounded bj Detroit 13-3, Scott getting one Hit in his lone time at bat. -In other games, the New York Mets beat Philadelphia 4-2, the Chicago White Sox took Minnesota 5-4, Houston blanked Los Ajigeles 1-0, Washington crushed Atlanta 7-1, St. Louis destroyed Pittsburgh 11-1, and the fficttiagQ^C.ubs 1 |-biat;5Sah ^& *&&'}£&• I i.4^*f &&&&&*jl\'- ' k~ .•**•<'>• A* --v.r->-;t. Francisco 5-4. V* ,;.' ^ Also, Baltimore stomped Cin- cjnriatl 8-3, Cleveland took California 4-1 and the New York Yankees beat the Mexico City TJigers 8-6. Scott, 24 this week, Is looking forward to "a real big year." Although trying to hit more with h'is wrists than with his body, he Is confident of a tremendous season. ' "All I need now Is sharpness, getting my timing down. I'm oonfldent now because I feel I Have a job. I'm quick, but I want to be even quicker. That jfill come In another week or so." c Jim Northrup had a home run jfrd a triple and Mickey Stanley gad a three-run homer, leading tlie Tigers to their lopsided win liver the Red Sox Tuesday. J.C. ^Martin drove In two runs tor the Siets and Bob Hendley pitched .three scoreless Innings against fhe Phillies. « Buddy Bradford's two-run Double sent the White Sox past the Twins, Three Houston pltch- •$rs - Wade Blasingame, Tom jpukes and Danny Coombs—limited the Dodgers to three hits for "" Astros, Fred Valentine had a three- 4?un homer and a pair of doubles $nd Mike Epstein had a two-run <%omer for the Senators, Curt .flood had two triples, Tim Me. Carver three hits and Ed Spezio t {wo»run homer tor the Gardi« BUI Schlessjjiger scored the <|le.breaklng run in the ninth to *in for the Cubs, Jack Watt jomered for the Giants, Poog hit a three.run homer Curt Blefary a one.run shot r the Orlles in beating the Exhibition Baseball By THE ASSOCIATED Tuesday's Results Detroit 13, Boston 3 New York, N, 4 Pnttft'phii 2 Chicago, A, 5, Minnesota 4 Houston 1, LOS Angles 0 Washington f».Atlanta i St, Louis II, Pittsburgh 1 Chicago, N, 5, San Fraru 4 Baltimore 8, Cincinnati 3 Cleveland 4, California 1 New York, A, 8, Mexico City Tigers 6 Thursday's Games Atlanta vs, Philadelphia at West Palm Beach, Fla, . Cincinnati vs, Detroit at Lakeland, Fla. Houston vs. Boston at Winter Haven, Flat* Los Angeles vs^ Minnesota at Orlando, Fla. New York, N, vs. Washington at Pompano Beach, Fla, Pittsburgh vs. St. Louis at St, Petersburg Fla. Chicago, N, vs. California at Palm Springs, Calif. San Francisco vs. Cleveland at Tucson, Ariz. Chicago, A, vs. Oakland at Bradenton, Fla. New York, A, vs. Mexico City Tigers at Mexico City Pirates Are Counting on Sunning By .JACK HAND Associated Press Sports Writer FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Jim Dunning is the man who is expected to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates out of the thorny wilderness of sixth place and make them a real pennant factor after a bitter year of disappointment. The deal that brought Bun- nlng to the Pirates from the Phillies for Woody Fryman and three rookies still is hard to believe In sqme quarters. Adding a topflight workhorse star^r and strikeout ace to a team that led the league in hitting by 14 points at .277 could add up to a pennant. Larry Shepard, the,new man-, ager %ho was'the Pills' pitching coach iast'year, is' confident he can fit superstars like Bunning, Maury Wills and Roberto Clemente into a cohesive unit that will erase the memories of last season. For Shepard this is a chance to show his stuff in a big league setting after years of frustration In the minors. Passed over for Harry Walker when the Pirates made their last change, Larry left the organization as a farm club manager and moved to the Phillies. At the age of 48 the man who never made It In the big show as a pitcher finally Is In charge. It took no genius to observe from afar that the Pirates' big problem was pitching. The staffs earned run average was ninth In the league. "Bunning is just the type of pitcher I wanted," said Shepard. "I have admired him for years but really got to know him last year. Gene Mauch and I were having dinner In Mexico during the winter meetings when he told me, 'You can have anybody you want,' "He whistled and I came. I told him to say no more and he'd be hearing from us. We made the Bunning deal a few days later." Shepard has some very positive ideas about pitching and the problems of the Pirate staff, "I think the pitching was mainly a problem of starting one day and then going to the bullpen the next time unless you had done a great Job," he said, •'As a result the pitchers were scared to death, You've got to build up a pitcher's confidence to make Mm a real starter," For years the Pirates have counted on Bob Veale, 16.8, to be the ace of the staff, Many 1 4 * ** ^ SO LUNAR TABLES Py RICHARD ALPEN KNIGHT The schedule of Solunar Periods, as printed below , has been taken from Richard AidenKnight 1 sSOLU.NARTABLES Plm your days so that you vjll be fishing in good tenltor; or hunting in food cover during these times, if you \vjsh to find the best sport (hat each day his to .iffer. The &6jor Perils are shown in boldface type. These be? gin it the times shown and Jsstforan hour 4nd 4 J»Jf or two hours thereafter. The ifluor PonoJs, shown jn regular type, are of somewhat shorter duration. Use Central Standard time. Pate Pay MAJOR Minor MAJOR ~ 29 Wednesday 2i ?3 M FrMay Saturday 3:35 4=10 4*0 5:45 T=45 9:35 10:3,0 11:35 l?:49 1:50 445 5:19 6:15 745 849 Ohio State Surprising in Meet By JACK STEVENSON Associated Press Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) Coach John Wooden of UCLA admits there will be an advantage to his basketball team In playing Houston at the Los Angeles Sports Arena. '• "We'd rather be playing in the Sports Aren&lhan in the As* trodofne or off their home court," Wooden; said today, "But there isn't the edge at the Sports Arena lhat there would be If we played at Pauley Pavilion." : ' ', The latter Is the ho'me court of the Bruins, who battle Houston Friday night in one of the two semifinal games of the NCAA's championship tournament. In the other, the University of North Carolina meets surprising Ohio State at 7 p.m., PST, with Houston and UCLA following at 9 p.m. The winners meet Saturday night to decide the national collegiate title won last year by UCLA. Wooden 1 s reference to the Astrodome went back to last Jan. 20 when Mouston'sAll-Amerlcan Elvin Hayes scored 39 points as the Cougars won 71-69. They went on to finish and undefeated season and were No. 1 in The Associated Press poll followed by UCLA In the No. 2spot. The Astrodome was not Houston's home court and Wooden says the advantage for Houston there Is comparable with that of the Sports Arena to UCLA, which plays Its home games in Pauley Pavilion on the school's campus. Houston Coach Guy Lewis expects a high scoring affair when his club, led by Hayes, and the Lew Alcindor-paced Bruins meet this second time. "I think UCLA will score more points and shoot better," he declared during a telephone interview Tuesday. "We'll shoot better." He scoffed at any idea that UCLA might try to stall against his squad i although Wooden had suggested the possibility earlier. Coach Dean Smith of fourth- ranked North Carolina, said the Tar Heels have been playing their best defense of the year In recent games. -^- .„•*. '-Cr/^ •* '.",. Fred Tayl&r oivOhlp State said about the same of his Buckeyes, who edged Kentucky 82-81 in the Mid-East regionals. North Carolina banks heavily on senior Larry Miller, who averaged 22.7 points. Taylor said part of Ohio State's strategy will be to keep him from driving. The three visiting teams arrive In Los Angeles Thursday and all four will work out at the Sports Arena that afternoon.. ffOfi (AM) STMf PffMH 9f Unit* M **— - «- MI tut* , MVCn ZU* lao^u Dayton Just Manages „ a Victory THE idftg PGA TOUR haft Iced off, but not without some of the frustrations of the 1967 tour. Even the big money winners of last season And themselves behind trees, in sand traps and lipping the cup, as attested to by PGA champion Don January (left), U.S. Open winner Jack Nlckiaus (center) and Masters king Gay Brewer. Panel Would End Athletic Dispute WASHINGTON (AP) - The recommendations of a federal panel to end the dispute over control of track and field in the United States have been declared in effect, although two parties to the fight have not yet accepted it. ' Warren Magnuson, D-Wash., chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, said Tuesday the arbitration board's decision would be in effect, although he granted more time to the Na* H tional Collegiate Athletic Association to study the ruling. The NCAA and its arm, the U.S. Track and Field Federation, have raised some questions about the decision of the panel, headed by New York lawyer; Theodore Kheel, and asked for time to study it. Magnuson told the organizations, "Such additional timv as you request will be permitted. However In the meantime, It is the feeling of the committee .. . that we must consider the decl-" slon of the board to be In full, force and effect during this Interim period." The other organizations In the, dispute, the Amateur Athletic. Union and the}National',Assoc% tion of Intercollegiate 1 Athletics^, accepted the decision. / / It said the AAU must sanction all open meets and the.NCAA could hold closed meets without Bo skit bo 11 Pro Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NBA Tuesday's Results Cincinnati 131, Philadelphia 130, overtime Los Angles 121, San Diego 109 Seattle 122, Chicago 104 Today's Games Regular Season Ends Philadelphia at Baltimore Detroit at Boston Cincinnati at New York Chicago at San Diego ABA Tuesday's Results New Orleans 102, Oakland 92 Pittsburgt 150, Anaheim 122 Kentucky 115, New Jersey 98 .Today's Games New Jersey at Dallas Oakland at Houston Thursday's Games New Orleans at Anaheim ' Oakland at Dallas Kentucky at Pittsburgh Group Plans national Expansion MIAMI (AP) —"The National League's three-man expansion committee meets today amidst rising sentiment for enlarging the league to 12 teams next baseball season instead of in 1971 as is nowplanhed. fc '"When we decided t Bobcats Win Their Own Meet By RALPH ROIJTON Star Sportswriter Led on by Buzz Andrews' triple victory and a school record by James Rowe in the mile run, the Hope Bobcats tracksters whipped out a 76-62 win over Dierks in a six-team meet at the Hope track yesterday afternoon. Andrews took firsts In both hurdles events as well as the high jump, but Rowe, a junior, smashed his own HHS standard by six seconds with a 4:50.1 time. Hope pulledoffeightpolnts apiece in the hurdles events, the 880 run, and nine in high jump. The relays scored 10-6-4-2, while the others went 5-3-2-1 with a 3-2-1 system for second heats. RESULTS (Senior Division) such sanction competed. If only,i students Door Open for Transfer of Oakland think the addition of Bunning, 17-15 with the Phils, relieves the pressure on hard-throwing Veale to be No. 1. If Veale decides to challenge Bunning tor the top spot, the Pirates will be the gainers. Tom- mle Slsk, 13-13; Steve Blass, 6-8 and Al McBean, 7-4, are the others who will take a regular turn. In the early exhibition games both Bill Mazeroski and Gene Alley have been riding the bench with injuries. Maz's trouble was only a pulled muscle, but Alley is concerned about a shoulder Injury that hasnt permitted him to cut loose with the ball. Shepard and the Pirates think It Is only a matter of time until It comes around but any further delay could be a real headache. While Alley was out, Maury Wills moved over from third to pjay short and Jose Pagan was at third, Wills, incidentally, Is reported in good shape with no problems from the knee that bothered him last year, Shepard was glad to see Donn Clendenon hit a homer in the first exhibition because the first baseman's Sftyolnt slump to ,248 last year was disturbing, There were times when WUUe Stargell moved in from left field to play first, StargeU has his weight un. der control and.Is aiming to re« gain an outfield Job on the Aii» star team, Bpberto elements, the rei$n» ing bitting ehamp and fcwHime winner of the title, is getting ready tor another super year in rip fleid, Matty Ajou, and Man. ny Mpta again will platoon in center anjj StargeU will patrol iift, ' Jerry May became &e first ?»teher last season when hit ,871 but there is ao?i§ar $ut back*up man, Spacer Teams Play te Tie ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) * Washington and Atlanta played g H fie Tuesday la a tforCh American Soccer League exhibit game. ren Giles, president of the league^ "there was considerable sentiment against earlier expansion. I' sense a little change in the feeling. But I won't know how strong it is until I talk to all the owners." The American League will add two teams next season and may split Into two divisions with the winners meeting in a playoff to determine the league's World Series representative. This has been putting pressure on the National League to expand earlier, since the league would be behind on the drafting of players and the playoff could steal attention from the NL pennant race. The members of the expansion committee are Houston's Roy Hofhelnz, Los Angeles' Walter 0-Malley and Pitts- NEW YORK (AP) - The door remained open today tor possible transfer of the expansion the Oakland Seals to Vancouver, B.C.^ but several members of the National Hockey League's board of governors were hopeful of slamming It shut. The governors met Tuesday and received no application for transfer of either ownership or T ,_ „ „ .. franchise of the financially trou- burgh's^ John Galbreath. bled Seals, despite optimistic ~"" ~ statements by Frank Tatum, the club's attorney, that such application may be just around the corner. Were it to be brought up at the NHL's June draft meeting In Montreal, approval of nine of the 12 governors would be needed for any franchise shift. And it was known that at least two governors—Montreal's J, David G&F Sets Up Dog Running Regulations Molson and Toronto's C. Stafford Smythe— were against it, "As far as I am concerned, the Seals will be in the San Francisco»Oakiand area next season," Molson said, echoing a statement from NHL President Clarence Campbell, The Montreal club, owned by Molson Breweries, Canada's second largest, is against the sale because the prospective buyer is Labatt Breweries of Canada Ltd,, the nation's third largest, Toronto's opposition stems from the fact that Vancouver is the westernmost outlet on its cQ&§tHo*cQast hockey telecasts and an Hk team in Vancouver wpujd mean, loss of a lucrative market, Signs With the Boston Team BOSTON (AP) * Paul Fejd* haijsen, a 64)ot*6 offensive tack? Jee at NortWand, WlSti College, has siped his centrist vith the Patriots of the American »ve April LITTLE ROCK (AP) -The state Game and Fish Commission Tuesday strengthened Its already controversial regulation which bans free running dogs from April through July. The commission made some exceptions to provide areas where fox and coon hunters can operate during April, May, June and July, but when the meeting was over the regulation actual' ly came out stronger than It was originally written. A provision was added that allows law officers to destroy on the scene "dogs that are fpujid being hunted,"or running at large such as wandering, roving, or rambling at will, without restraint, or without ba* ing under control of a person having the right to control them without collar or name plate ajij (Jog tag," TMrty^one areas ware set aside in the 2? game management gones where foj? and coon ftuflters can, run do^ cjyring the four»mcnth period when they will be banned in all parts of the state, including all Game ajyj Fish Commissionsowned lincjs and all three of the Na< Forests in the state. The regulation becomes effec- 220 dash - (1st heat) 1. Lacefield, Dlerks 2. McClure, Arkadelphla 3. Beard, Columbia Time: 24.1 (2nd heat) 1. Mounts, Dlerks 2. Rose, Columbia 3. Hollls, Hope Time 24.7 880 run - 1. Phillips, Hope 2. Rowe, Hope 3. Manning, , -, Ar^adelphla -Time- 2:09.0 180' low hurdles- '(1st heat) 1. Andrews, Hope 2. Mounts, Die* rks 3. Roberts, Columbia Time: 21.5 (2nd heat) 1. Hartsfield, Hope 2. Roberts, Dierks 3. Hlllls, Arkadel- phla Time: 23.4 Pole vault— 1. Roberts, Dlerks 2. Jackson, Dierks 3. White, Dierks Height: 10' 6" Discus— 1. Morse, Dierks 2. Beck, Hope 3. Lltes, Dierks Length: 142' 5" Broad Jump — 1. Alexander, Columbia 2. Carter, Columbia 3. Green, Hope Length: 19' 7" 440 dash- (1st heat) 1. Easter, Columbia 2. Spragglns, Hope 3. Mounts, Dierks Time: 54.1 (2nd heat) 1. Carter, Columbia 2. Rollins, Ark- adelphla 3, Ward, Dlerks Time: 55.4 440 relay— 1. Dlerks 2. Columbia 3. Hope Time : 46.8 Shot put- 1. Morris, Dlerks 2. Beck, Hope 3. Alford,Hope Length: 50' 8" 880 relay— I. Hope 2. Columbia 3. Arkadelphla Time- 1:39,6 Mile run— 1, Rowe, Hope 2, Manning, Arkadelphla 3, Hayes, Columbia Time- 4: 50,1 100 dash- (1st heat) 1, Lacefield, Dierks 2. Flanigan, Columbia 3, McClure, Ar- kadelphla Time: 10,8 (2nd heat) 1, Mounts, Dierks 2, Rose, Columbia 3, Brown, Yerger Time 11,0 High jump*-!, Andrews, Hope, 2 f (tie) Phillips, Hope; Mid. dlebrooks, Hope; Benton, Yerger Height; 5« 6" 1<50 high hurdles- (1st heat) i, Andrews, Hope 3, Pecker* ton, Dierks 3, Roberts, Columbia Time; 15,3 (2nd heat) I, Mounts, Dterks 3, Rose. HsrtslJeld, Hope 3, HWJs, Arkacjelphia 3, Morgan, Columbia Time je.l MHe relay-1, Cp}urob}a 3, Hope 3. £rka3etohia Time 3;40«0 Team totals^ Hope 76. p{ej-fcs 63, Magnolia Columbia 55, 37. Y«Mrger 7 '• H0ck«y National Hockey League By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tuesday's Results No games scheduled Today's Games Toronto at Montreal New York at Chicago Philadelphia at Oakland St. Louis at Plttsurgh Minnesota at Los Angeles Thursday's Games Toronto at Detroit Chicago at Boston Wimbledon Missed Boat, Player Says NEW YORK (AP) - Blllte Jean King said today Wimbledon missed the boat by not setting a richer purse for Its first open tennis championship this year. " It's ridiculous,'' the world's top woman player added. "The men's winner will get just over $4,000 and the women's winner around $1,800. "Compared with what golfers and other sports people play for, that is chicken-feed. "I am really disappointed. Here Wimbledon had a chance to strike a strong blow for big time tennis. Every big sport these days is judged by the amount of money Involved. "Wimbledon traditionally has been regarded as the world's No. 1 tournament, and it sets up a cheap purse like this. 1 think they really blew it." Billle Jean, In New York to receive the Babe Zaharlas Trophy as the Top Woman Athlete of 1967, Is expected to turn professional after playing In the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association International indoor tournament at Madison Square Garden next week. Hawkins Has Storing Title Wrapped Up MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Connie Hawkins of the Pittsburgh Pipers has just about wrapped up the individual scoring title in the American Basketball Association. The latest weekly league statistics showed Tuesday that he has scored 1,787 points for an average of 26.7 through games of March 16, Dou Moe of New Orleans Is second at 24.3 and Lever n Tart of New Jersey third at23.9. (N TONIGHT Associated ftess&bf ts i Writer NEW YORK (AP) - tang Island 0. misses the free throw it didn't get, but Daa ObfoVae doesn't miss any free throws. that's why Dayton is ift Uie semifinals of the teflon*! tew- tallon Basketball Tournament and LW Isn't, Daytoft barely managed to come out of Tuesday's night's hattd^wrlftging quarter'finals with a 6140 victory over sur» prising Fordham when ObroVae/ another surprise, hit six straight free throws In the final 2% minutes, ! But Long Island, the No. 1 small college team, never got that chance from the free throw line when no foul was called on a last-minute collision. Instead, the Blackbirds had to do their shooting from the field and their superb Larry Newbold fell just short as tough Notre Dame, grabbed a 62-60 triumph in the nightcap of the dtubleheader, "Some foul should have been. called - for us or against us,"' said disappointed Long Island Coach Roy Rubin about the collision. It Involved tfewboid and an Irish player as Newbold drove down the lane with 40 seconds left. But none was, and Notre Datne held the ball and Its 61-60 lead until Jim Derring's free throw with four seconds remaining. Newbold had one more chance. But the 6-foot-2 small college All-American hit the front rim with his jumper from the corner as time ranout. The senior guard, moving inside, single-handedly pulled the Blackbirds back from a 41-28 deficit with 23 points in the second half, Including LIU's last 11. He finished with 35. Notre Dame overcame Newbold with Bob Whitmore's 23 points and 16 by Bob Arnzen, and sub George Restovlch's basket with two minutes left for a 61-58 lead. Notre Dame, in its first NIT, meets Dayton and St. Peter's, N.J., opposes Kansas in the semis Thursday night. , "Now we've beaten the No. 1 small college team and the No. 1 defensive team (Army)," said Irish Coach Johnny Dee. "Not bad for a club that wasn't supposed to go anywhere." Obrovac, a 6-10 sophomore, only gained a starting spot in January and had averaged only 6.6 points a game. But against West Virginia in the first round, he hit 30 points; and against Fordham he collected 11 points in the last half as Dayton overcame Fordham' S 33-28 intermission lead. He hit seven-of-seven free throws as Dayton hit 15-of-15 after the break. Gets Both Ends of Daily Double NEW YORK (AP) - Doug Thomas, an apprentice jockey from Toronto, rode both ends of a $44.40 daily double at Aqueduct race track Tuesday. We Set Up New Bookkeeping Systems: BLOCK BOOKKEEPING SERVICE A&R BLOCK LOCATION Football League, The commission also ap- Tuesday « Pig <**• H9, W , season 40. 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