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Hope Star SPORTS Celtics and Lakers Post Playoff Wins By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Bill Russell said he didn't have a good game. Jerry West said he hadn't realized he shot so well, Elgin Baylor didn't say a word, Baylor didn't have to. His Coach, Bill van Breda Kolff of the Los Angeles Lakers, said It all after the Lakers downed the Chicago Bulls 109*101 In the opening game of the best-of«7 Western Division playoff series. "I played Baylor all the way because we needed his outside shooting. He was also playing so well, I hated to take him out," Van Breda Kolff said after the game In Los Angeles Sunday night. All Elgin did points, grab 23 chip In with eight assists. West, returning after missing the final three regular season games with a groin Injury, added a game-high 33 points. In the opening game of the Eastern Division playoff In Boston, the Celtics topped Detroit Sunday 123-116 on the fine all- around play of Russell and the scoring of John Havllcek and Larry Siegfried. In playoff action Saturday night, the New York Knicks and St. Louis Hawks each evened their series at 1-1. The Knicks beat the Eastern Division champs, Philadelphia, 128-117 In New York and at St. Louis, the Western Division champion Hawks topped San Francisco, 111-103. In the American Basketball Association, Sunday, Anaheim tripped Oakland 147-135 to close right staff Night Weekefid Fights By THfc ASSOCIATED PRESS BOSTON - Renaldo Victoria, 139, Pittsfield, Mass., and Jerry Gracl, 140 l /2, Arlington, Mass,, drew, 12. SEOUL, Korea - Choi Sung- Kap, South Korea, stopped Man- fretlo Allpala, Philippines, 7, middfeweights. Gamble Pays for Floyd at Pensacola failed to make the playoffs. In postseason play at Minnesota, the Muskies defeated Kentucky, 115-102 in the first game of a best-of-5 playoff in the Eastern ByRONSPEER Associated Press Sports Writer PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) Ray Floyd is trying to erase his Image as a golfing playboy, but the 25-year-old Texan still likes to gamble, The chunky bachelor took a was score 32 one-shot lead into today's final rebounds and round of the Pensacola Open Golf Tournament because of a gamble that paid off Sunday. Floyd, who wiped out an eight-stroke deficit with a blazing 64, eagled the eighth hole after driving into the woods. He was 235 yards from the green, but he saw a six-foot opening between the trees and went for the hole with a three-wood. The ball stopped 30 feet from the cup, and Floyd knocked in the putt for an eagle 3 on the par five hole. "I guess It was a good gamble," said Floyd, who turned In a 54-hole total of 202, 14 strokes under par and a shot In front of George Archer and Tony Jack- lln. Tom Shaw, the affable young man who led the first two rounds with scores of 63 and 67, was at 204after a74. Dave Marr, who fired a 68 was tied at 204 with Shaw, victorious since the regular season. Both clubs nasn >t West hit on 13 of 24 shots from the field and a perfect 7-7 at the charity line. "The groin Injury I have is the most aggravating I've ever had. I got tired in the third period and started throwing some sloppy passes but I didn't reltze I had shot so well," Jerry said. Rival Coach, Johnny Kerr of the Bulls said: "We can beat the Lakers because they have gone back to a two-man offense." Russell, critical of his performance said, "It wasn't actually that good a game for me. Normally, in a good game, I'd block more shots and wouldn't get in foul trouble," It was when Russell got into foul trouble that the Celtics found themselves in hot water, Boston had surged to a 68-52 halftime edge with a second-period run of 14 straight points. But when Russell benched himself with four personal fouls for most of the third quarter the Pistons came alive. Dave Blng, the league's top scorer, held to only seven points In the opening half, got hot and along with Terry Dischlnger whittled away at Boston's lead and finally went ahead 93.91 at the end of three quarters. But with Havllcek scoring U of his 25 points and Siegfried seven of his 21 and Celtics stormed back for the victory, Blng topped the Pistons with 30 points. And Player-Coach Russell contributed his 'poor' game total of 15 points, nine assists and 34 rebounds, The playoffs continue tonight with Boston in Detroit, St, Louis at San Francisco and Chicago at Los Angeles, The Hawks face the Warriors on the West Coast again Tuesday and the 76ers and Knieks play Wednesday in Philadelphia, 1965. Prose he's Cars Prove Themselves By F. T. MACFEELY SE BRING, Fla. (AP) Porsche's durable little cars left no room for argument about the finish of Sebring's 12 hours of endurance Saturday. At the awards presentation Sunday, when it became official that Hans Herrmann of Germany and Jo Slffert of Switzerland were the winners in their Porsche prototype, there wasn't even a token protest. Porsche didn't have any competition that could stand up around the clock and the 1-2 finish of the German team was almost a duplication of its 1-2-3 at Daytona Beach seven weeks earlier, In the race for world points, Porsche is far out front with 18 going Into the Brands Hatch race in England next month. Vic Elford of England and Jochen Neerpasch of Germany, who won at Daytona, took second here. The domination of Porsche was clear when a pair of Cama- ros and a Mustang— heavier and clumsier than the sleek racing porsches—finished third, fourth and fifth. They were more than 130 miles behind the winner, Mark Donohue and Craig Fisher drove the third-place Camaro; Joseph Welch and Bob Johnson the fourth placer. Jerry Titus and Ron Bucknum were in the fifth-place Mustang, Next came three Porsche 91 Is -production cars like Mustang and Camaro-and a little MG, Winners Herrmann and Slffert covered 1,232,4 miles at an average speed of 102,513 miles an hour, «I» W.-T, —, The National Education Association is the world's largest professional organization, SOLUNAR TABUS Py RICHARD ALPE.N KNIGHT , The schedule of Solunar Periods, as printed below, has been taken from Richard Alden Knight's SOLUNAR TABLES Plan your days §o that you will be fishing in good territor: or hunting in food cover during these times, if you wish to f|n4 the best sport that each day has to offer. The kfejor Periods ire shown in boldface type. These bet gin §t the times shown inri lastfoi an hour and 4 talf or two hours thereafter. The !$nor Periois, .sh.o-vn in regular type, are of soni9'.vh|t shorter duration. fse Central Standard Plte 8.5 87 3,0 Piy MAJOR 5:05 9:30 Thursday 6:00 6: §5 ii:05 Minor 2:55 3:55 5:00 5:55 7:00 8:05 MAJOR 9:05 9:55 10:40 )9; 90 Alcindor Is Player of Tourney By DAN BE8GE R LOS ANGELES (AP) - towering Lew Aietndof was named today as Ihe outstanding player In the national Collegiate basketball championships after lead* ing UCLA to its fourth title in five years. the Bruins crushed previous' ly unbeaten Houston, 101-69, Frl* day night and then came back for a 78-55 triumph over North Carolina in the title game Satuf» day. The f./oot-lVi Alcindor scored 53 points and hauled down 34 rebounds in the two games. He is the fourth player in history to be Voted the honor two years in succession, The others are Bob Rutland, Oklahoma State, 1945-46; Alex Groza, Kentucky, 194 8-49) and Lerry Lucas, Ohio State, 1960-61, Three other Bruins were named to the aJMoiirnatmmt team. With Alcindor on the select five were Mike Warren, Lucius Allen and Lynn Shackelford, The fifth man was North Carolina's Larry Miller. Player of the year Elvln Hayes of Houston failed to make it. Shackelford was accorded the honor on the basis of his 17 points and great defensive play In the victory over Houston. Allen and Warren set the tempo of the game early in the finale. Allen wound up with 30 points for the two games and was all over the court against the Tar Heels, stealing passes on the Bruins' full court zone press. Warren was the court general, guiding the offense and keeping North Carolina's fine sophomore Charlie Scott fairly well bottled up. But Alcindor was the real story. He tossed in 34 points. He blocked nine Tar Heel shots, five of them off the hand of G- foot-10 Rusty Clark. And Lew even stole the ball at mldcourt and dribbled in to score a crowd-raiser early in the second half. "They are by far the greatest basketball team I've ever seen," North Carolina coach Dean Smith said. And most of them will be back (l.llli.V»-| I r MTllril Itl •< I f,.Hl:<: next-year...,, /•.,,, ., , t .,. ,. "We are going to have a fine team," UCLA coach John Wooden said. "I hope we will be back to defend our title. I wouldn't trade our chances with anyone." In the game for third place, fired up Ohio State came from behind In the second half to beat Houston, 89-85, as burly Steve Howell scored 26 points. Colonels Lose Gome fo Huskies By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Kentucky Colonels learned last weekend the difference between a bad court and a good court might be the difference between getting in the American Basketball Association playoffs and staying in. The New Jersey Americans, their armory in Teaneck, N.J., filled by a circus, came up with a bad court in Com mack, N.Y., for their extra game against Kentucky Saturday night to decide the final Eastern Division playoff berth. The teams took a look at the court, decided they couldn't play and ABA commis« sioner forfeited the game to the Colonels. But Minnesota provided a good court In Minneapolis Sunday and then ran the Colonels off it In the last quarter for a U 5-102 victory In the first game of the playoffs, The Muskies, who finished second in the division, broke an 89*all tie on Mel Daniels' basket en route to a 30»13 spree that sent them Into the lead In the best-of.5 series, Kentucky, trailing 7i»57, had taken an 89*85 lead before Minnesota spurtedt Daniels finished with a elub record 44 points, including 14 to the final quarts Parti Carrier had 39 points for Kentucky, which tied NOW Jersey for fourth in the division* in the final reguir season game, Anaheim outseored Oak» 1^ 147*135 in Anaheim, Les Sejygge collected 35 points fe>r the Amigos, tils season's high,, Giry Bradds was high for m Oiks with 38. In the National Basketball As? sociaUon, Bpston beat petroH 183.116 in the first game 9 fj ne i r playoff uid Lps Angejes whipped Chicago 109*101 In their HOtt (MD STM, Exhibition Baseball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS , Mm* 2$, Cincinnati 6, SI, Louis 5 Houston 11, Oakland 4 Baltimore 3, New York N, 0 Washington 4, Philadelphia 2 Detroit 2, New York, A, 0 Chicago, k, 6, Minne'soS 5 Cleveland 5, Chicago, N, 4 , San Ffaneiseo 4, California 0 san Francisco 4, California o Los Angeles 4, Pittsburgh 0 Tuesday's Game 3 Atlanta v& Baltimore at West Palm Beach, Fia, Cincinnati vs, Los Angeles at Tampa, Fla, New York, N, vs, St, Louis at St, Petersburg, Via, Pittsburgh vs. tesMi it Port Myers. Fla, Chicago, N, vs. San Francisco at Phoenix, Ariz, New York, A, vs. Minnesota at Orlando, FIJU Chicago. A, vs. Oakland at sa« rasota Fla. Washington vs. Detroit at Lakeland, Fla, > California vs, Cleveland at El Paso Tex, . ' f j l • ij ; jOOOCIlf If OS R At f bflfllA in 0V*f VVIIfV Iff m fjtAfl^ — 0 f "fflfFer By ED SCHUYLER JR. Associated Press Sports Writer This is the kind of exhibition baseball season It's been for Manager Bill Rigney- about the only King he's had to comment on lately is what pitcher has looked best in shutting out his California Angels. So far, it's been San Francisco southpaw Ray Sadecki. "That's the best we've seen this spring," Rigney said of Sadecki's pitching Sunday in the Giants' 4-0 victory over the Angels, who have been blanked in three of their last four games. ;-?*• "I can see why they were excited about him last year," Rig-'' ney said after Sadecki scattered four hits over nine Innings. "He must have pitched that way toward the end of the season." Sadecki finished strongly for a; 12-6 record In 1967. Three of San Francisco's runs Sunday came on Willie Mc^ Covey's homer off George Bru- ( ; net In the fourth Inning. In other games, Houston 'drubbed 'Oakland :il^:'for;''Us" v ! c f 0 ^ eighth straight victory, CincUK ! ? Iated natl edged St. Louis 6-5, Wash* tea j"- Ington overcame Philadelphia Insas » 4-2, Cleveland nipped the Chicago Cubs 5-4, Detroit blanked the New York Yankees 2-0, Balti- Cage Titles By MTKE RECttf Associated Press Spttf ts Wf Her NEW Y6RK (AP) -> fiaytofi only made It Into the National Invitation Toufnarnent by a 10th of a 10-game winning streak, but the tourney-wise Flyers certainly knew what to do when they got there. "We had the worst reCdfd In the tournament," said Flyer Coach Don Donoher, "and we had to sweat It out getting into the field, We had to win the last of the season," The Flyers, who won their last 10 regular season basketball games for a 17-9 record, stretched the string to 14 Saturday by beating Kansas 61*48 for the NIT championship. Last year, the Flyers surprisingly finished second to UCLA in the NCAA tournament that UCLA won again Saturday night in Los Angeles. The Bruins clobbered North Carolina 78-85 as Lew Alctndor scored 34 points. Ohio State upset Houston 89-85 for third place. With sparkling Don May and three other starters back, Dayton was poised for another great year. "When we were 7-9 In January," Donoher said, "I thought we needed a new coach, although seven of those defeats were by less than six points. This team definitely was as good as last year's team." But everything seemed to fall into place in Dayton's last loss, at Louisville, Jan. 23. "We were down by 16 when we started Dan Obrovac at center the second half, and lost by one," Donoher said, "Obrovac was a new kid after that. We're bigger and stronger at center with him than we were last year. May, who won the Most Valuable Player award,,hit 17 of his 22 points In the 'second half when the Flyers broke a 25-all halftlmo tie and.pulled away to their second NIT title In 12 tries. Dayton won In its last appearance in 1962 after five second place finishes. May, a 6-foot-4 second-team All-American, who became Dayton's all-tlmo high scorer In the also topped All ., . J4l> fUiished with a «cord after its first NIT P laced Jo Jo ^"e on the first flve. Others were Larry New- more stopped the New York bold of Long Island U., Elnardo Mets 3-0, the Chicago White Sox Webster of St Peter's and Bob beat Minnesota 6-5, Los Angeles we. o f Notre Dame, which downed Pittsburgh 4-0 and Bos- »»at «• Peter's 81-78 for third ton whipped Altnata 6-2. While Sadecki was making a baseball look like a marble to the Angels, It continued to appear the size of a grapefruit to Sal Bando and Don Pavletlch. Bando hit his eighth homer of the spring for Oakland, and Pavletlch belted his fourth and Ofth for Cincinnati. The two-run shot by Bando, who didn't hit any homers In 47 games with the Athletics last year, couldn't compensate for a sour fielding performance by his teammates. They committed four errors, two in the seventh Inning when Houston scored five runs. P lace •* § i nOZOi DOCKS ^ KAflf Af| fJI/ WwifiWH iij §?—-,* T^ COS I 16X05 MARSHALL, Tex. (AP)— Ray Rutledge of East Texas Baptist College struck out six batters and walked two as he pitched a no-hitter that downed the Arkansas Razorbacks 4-0 in the first game of a doubleheader here Saturday. East Texas downed the Razor- Pa vletich, who socked six ho- backs 2-1 in the second game. 4risto.c'le5 was 3 Greek philosopher whose nickname was mers for Cincinnati last season, drove In the Reds' first four runs with a single and his two blast, and they won it In the ninth on Bob Rauman's triple, Fred Wnitfield's pinch double and Tony Perez' single. Washington beat Philadelphia by scoring three runs with two out In the ninth Inning, Bernle Allen's two-run double brought in two, and the third scored when shortstop Don Money lost a pop fly in the sun, Cleveland overcame a 4«0 Cub lead by scoring five times in the seventh on a double, two sin« gles, four walks and a hit batsman, Denny McUln pitched the first seven innings and rookie paryl Patterson finished up in Detroit's shutout of the Van- kees, Willie Korton drove In both Detroit runs, Eddie watt yielded two Mets hits in the first inning, then he Pete Rjchert, who took over the sixth, pitched hltless ball the rest nf the wav fnr RalM more Larry Hanev battK more s ^arry naney pauea m Pave Johnson for all three Bajv Umore runs, Pete Wart paeed the White Sox, who overcame a 44 Mlnnet sota lead, with a home rw SAd two doubles. Don Prysj'ale and JJm »Mu<J* <3rsot combined for a 9gaifl5t Pittsburgh at Nassa w to The Bahamas. *m psiiey batted In two u>s An, geles runs. >, * » K A», sniit out by AtJan, gS 'J? WPto* wfteg Mike M4rew§ Arkansas starter John Tyra was knocked out of the box in the fourth inning of the first game, when East Texas scored all Its runs. The Razorbacks hit only four balls out of the Infield, East Texas took a 1-0 lead in the second Inning of the nightcap, then pushed across the winning run in the bottom of the seventh after Arkansas tied it up in the sixth. Mike Carr, who relieved Green In the sixth, got credit for the victory. Joe Fair was the loser, The games were the first of the season for Arkansas. •««• ** Mfffl fly ff wwttf trwwt TAJIM I VHIfl JONESBORO Ark kans f sE S wi the oonine k*»«54S Bjaie Won 106 Opening °* its tesepal{ se * s ° n on the pitching of »»» w ^ r Rust y B o u g- . .„..„. JK t ^ ^H«* Northwest- a H tie }n a game after 10 Innjngs due to cp $ vwfter. . Nprtwestern ted. & lor io the c , A-St|te pushed Across four ^ « rst WPf of Its' with Ipw» State. Criss m MiO tetters wjth three strtteht hits. ~ AH OH Day In Ifit PtMym ft Ut't ill ieMlig Ml hlHtag In Florid* ii Mickey Mantle casts hU Ufi« in flitting With the warming southern sun, Mickey doffs hit shirt and gets ready to show Mickey, Jr., 15, (left) the art of landing • strike. ... A silhouette against the Florida sky, reflected in still water, and the Mantles— Mickeya ,• Jr. and Sr.—enjoy the end of a fine off day. ~ Montreal Is Gaining Momentum Montreal Is gaining momentum for the Stanley Cup playoffs and Gordle Howe is making a last-minute run at the National Ho,ckey; Leag.ue,«scorIng title. Toe " fliake's Canadians romped through a 14-goal weekend, walloping Detroit 7-4 Saturday and coming back with a 7-2 thrashing of Chicago Sunday. Detroit's Howe, who celebrates his 40th birthday next Sunday, had a three-goal, two- assist weekend and zoomed into second place in the scoring race with 80 points, just three behind Stan Mlkita of Chicago. Howe helped Detroit stun Boston 5-3 Sunday night and drop the Bruins Into third place In the East behind New York which ripped Toronto 4-2. In Sunday's only other lame, Minnesota and Pittsburgh battled to a 4-4 tie. Saturday it was Toronto 3, New York 1; Los Angeles 4, Philadelphia 2; Minnesota 3-0 over Pittsburgh, and Oakland tied St. Louis 3-3, John Ferguson scored twice as the Canadiens, who clinched first place In the East by winning Saturday, walloped Chicago Sunday, Bobby Rousseau had the three-goal hat trick in Saturday's clincher, The weekend sweep gave Blake a total of 500 regular season victories in his 13 years as coach of the Canadiens. Kenny Wharram scored twice for the Black Hawks, who slipped to fourth place. Both of Wharram's goals came on feeds from Miklta as the slick Chicago center clung to his scoring lead, Howe, who has won the scoring title a record six times,, scored his 39th of the season and Frank Nfehovlich hit twice as Detroit rocked Boston. MahovJlch's first goal -the 300th of his NHL carreer - Hockey National Hockey League By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Eastern Division W. L. T. Pts. GF GA Montreal 42 19 10 94 233 155 New York 36 23 12 Boston 36 25 10 Chicago 32 24 15 Toronto 30 31 10 Detroit 26 34 11 . Western Division, Pbiladel. -30 29 11 71 170 169 Los Angel&ai 31 9 71 194 215 Minnesota 26 30 15 67 181 215 St. Louis 24 30 16 64 166 184 Pittsburgh 23 34 13 Pakland 15 41 IQ 84 214 176 82 252 206 79 206 211 70 196 175 63 236 248 59 179 21 ° 46 147 210 Tbto 2 011 5 Boston 3 M^^ 4 Pittsburgh 4 tie Todav's Games N ^ No Pittsburgh at Los Angeles Hilly Pulls France Past SUNVALLEY, Idaho (AP) Jean-Claude Kllly pulled France past annual challenger Austria in the American International team ski meet and had the World Cup all but locked up today, But the flying Frenchman had to share the spotlight with Nancy Greene of Canada, who completed a three-event sweep Sunday by capturing the women's giant slalom, Killy won the men's giant sla- lorn Sunday by two-tenths of a second over Rick Chaffee of Rutland, Vt., covering the nine- tenths of a mile with 52 gates in one minute 31,38 seconds, The victory, along with a first in the slalom and a second in the downhill earlier in the three-<Jay meet, gave the French 58 points and 234 for the competition. Austria, which led after j wo ,Hf' f !» ^^ ^ second with 810 Tte U.S. squad leads The loss droooed Boston into third Dlace two^ints back of Ne? Vol.' Shams' tion ' turned * time the slajol » rleUeGoltschell of France the Maple Leafs. New York hopped into 3 3,0 lead in the first 11 minutes of the ggme and then held the Leafs off. Kurtenbach, who hid nine gogis in the first 66 games this season, has scored five in the last five games as the Rangers, driving for second place, have won three of the last four, ^Bnnesota virtually clinched a West Division playoff spot when Pittsburgh (Jefenseman Pill Speer tocked the puck into bjs own net and, the Penguins ted-to settle for a tie with the ftiort'n Stars. .., * «*•*«•'»• LUff famifl %WiMwI fllP • • £|f ffjf mOla Uflfl MA At ffifi fflvvff Wrestlers of Oklahoma State Win By RALPH BERNSTEIN ; Associated Press Sports Writer > UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. ,;,| (AP)- "The kids thought they, : ,:J could still wln.it even after ; we;5 lostraall ,'those;rnatchas,jfl" quarterfinal. I wasn't so sure."vri Coach Myron Roderick ofthe;.j| Oklahoma State Cowboys was talking about his team's greati comeback to capture the 38th .rf annual NCAA wrestling championships Saturday. Oklahoma State trailed by 19;u points starting the final competition. The Cowboys roll-u ed up 31 points In the consola-jnd tion rounds In the afternoon to-of build a seven-point lead. They.cif still were In trouble, however, as their closest pursuers, Okla-i, ho ma and Iowa State, had four and three wrestlers in the finals ::il to one for the Cowboys. :ji| Oklahoma State's one provedvJJ more than equal to the opposi~,!t| tions' seven. Dwayne Keller, a-vj sophomore 123-iounder, accomplished the improbable. He beat ,rf! Rick Sanders, a two-time na-;;i| tional champion who had lost only one match In his 100 during £] a four»year career at Portland iu' (Ore.) State, ;> •> Keller's victory was worth?) three points — just enough for'.-* Oklahoma State to win 81 to 78;;) over runnerup Iowa State, pkla- homa wound up with 74 for | defending champion M State was fourth with 55 and" Navy fifth at 35. j Miss Wright Heads Series ^ of Pro Matches MELBOURNE, Fla, (AP) -'." Mickey Wright of Dallas headed; 1 . 1 down the Jong line of ladies'" Professional Golf Association... tournaments today. "''. The 5-foot«9 blonde won$l,500;; ( Sunday for first place in the": Port iv&iabar Invitational Golf'.; Tournament as she moved from" rwo\ strokes off the pace to a., three^stroke lead, The swinging Texan opened; the \ftfeiabar tournament two/ strokes off the three»under-p3r paceV set by Aferilynn Smith on' Friday, Saturday, Miss Wright narv, rowed the gap to a single;; stroke. On S,unday she used a birdie of her own and a bogey from,,. Mjss Smith to puij even and,' then moved ahead by three. strokes to leave Miss Smith sec'-' end place and $UOO. ATLANTA (AP) «. swimmers fr0m £iUfynj| sti{e a{ Lpne g»ea?h rin away w|tji the NCAA College Division Swimming lad W y W& e h& mpionsh]p$ t £DilW!i» Stelf compiled H9 §}6 for th> of fexjis ton, of California with 188 The threejdjy jneej g UnjyersJJy

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