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Star Senators Hard on Nat'l Loop 76ers Have to _ on THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 'The depleted Philadelphia ISwsi have managed to hang onto their five starters, but they had to replace their sparkplug to',get moving against the New York Knicks. Johnny Green, 34 years old and,without a playoff game in his National Basketball Associa* don career until nine days ago, provided the spark Sunday as the *t6ers ran over the Knicks 123405 in Philadelphia, . Pilling In for hotshot sixth trian Billy Cunningham, who is out with a broken wrist, Green fused a third quarter rally with five points and six rebounds for a 92-80 lead, and the 76ers never looked back. The victory put the injury-riddled world champion 76ers up 3*2 in this best-of-7 Eastern Division semifinal series with a chance to wrap it up tonight in New York. "We're in the driver's seat now," said 76er Coach Alex Hannum. Boston, expected to meet Philadelphia in the division final playoff after finishing second to the 76ers in regular season play, stood by its old standbys for a similar decisive third quarter that downed Detroit 110-96 in Boston. -• The Celtics, also taking a 3-2 lead, can clinch their series In Detroit tonight. " The St. Louis Hawks, their backs against the wall at the Washington University Field House in St. Louis, rebounded to a'129-103 rout over San Francis- cb and sent that Western Division semifinal back to San Francisco Tuesday night. The Warriors, who finished 13 games behind the Hawks in regular season play, still hold a 3-2 lead., ,, : '•Fayored-'Los/Angelas'did' not Je't',',CmcS'go'6*ff'the' Ii66k and W6h their set, 4-1, by crushing the Bulls 122-99 Sunday night in Los Angeles. In the American Basketball Association, Denver evened its best-of-5 semifinal series at 2-2 by beating New Orleans 108-100. Green, who has bounced around the NBA for nine years and came to the 76ers from San §lego In January, got nine pjoints to help Philadelphia to a 56-all halftime tie. Playing with f * Injury — a dislocated finger „ like four of the 76er starters, lie finished with 16 points and 11 Abounds. ?• "I realize I have to make st>me contribution like Billy has been making," he said, calling Sunday's contribution his great- Basketball Pro Basketball Results By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NBA SEMIFINALS Saturday's Result Eastern Division New York 101, Philadelphia 98, best«of'7 series tied 2«2 Sunday's Result Eastern Division Philadelphia 123, New York 106, Philadelphia leads best-of- 7 series 3*2 Boston 110, Detroit 96, Boston leads best«of*7 series 3-2 Western Division St. Louis 129, San Francisco 103, San Francisco leads best- of-7 series 3-2 Los Angeles 122, Chicago 99, Los Angeles wins best-of-7 series 4-1 Monday's Games Eastern Division Boston at Detroit Philadelphia at New York Tuesday's Game Western Division St. Louis at San Francisco ABA Saturday's Results Eastern Division Minnesota 114, Kentucky 108, Minnesota wins bestof-5 series, 3-2 Western Division Denver 105, New Orleans 98, New Orleans leads best-of-5 series 2*1 Sunday's Result Western Division Denver 108, New Orleans 100, best-of-5 series tied 2-2 Monday's Games No games scheduled Tuesday's Game Western Division Denver at New Orleans est thrill. Hal Greer led Philadelphia with 38 points while Cazzie Russell had 31 for the Knicks. Bailey Howell, Sam Jones and John Havlicek lit the fuse under Boston as the Celtics turned an eight-point deficit early in the third period into an 83-80 lead entering the fourth. Detroit never caught up. :Sti : Louis zoomed to a 17-poiiit first quarter lead and San Fran^' cisco never got closer than 10 as Bill Bridges scored 28 points and Lou Hudson 26 for the Hawks. Fights Last Nighl Weekend Fights By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TOKYO - Hiroshi Kobayashl, 129, Japan, drew with Rene Barrientos, 130, Philippines, 15 and retained world junior lightweight title. MEXICO CITY - Jose Jim- Inez, Mexico, stopped Johnny Jantto, Philippines, featherweights, 5. JAUREZ, Mexico—Jesus Castillio, 118, Mexico City, out- pointed Fujio Nakane, 118, Japan, 12. By DICK COUCH Associated Press Sports Writer The National League has parted company with the Washington Senators, it's the best thing that's happened to the National League all spring. Washington pushed over an unearned run in the eighth inning Sunday and edged the Houston Astros 3-2, completing an ll'game exhibition sweep over National League opposition. The victory gave the Senators an over-all record of 15-5—best in the exhibition circuit, Bernle Allen singled in the eighth, moved around to third on two infield outs and scored the winning run on one of three errors committed by Hector Torres, the Astros' rookie shortstop. Kon Me Mullen delivered the other Washington runs with a homer and sacrifice fly. Brooks Robinson, Baltimore's All-star third baseman, was hit below the left ear by a Steve Blass pitch in the fifth inning of Pittsburgh's 3-1 victory over the Orioles. Robinson, who was wearing an ear flap on his batting helmet, escaped serious injury but will miss tonight's game against the Senators. Cincinnati pounded the New York Yankees 8-2, scoring seven runs off Mel Stottlemyre in the first three innings. Mel Queen, who blanked New York on two hits through five framos, was the winner. Tommy Davis' three-run homer and the shutout pitching of Bob Priddy, Bob Locker, Wilbur Wood and Don McMahon led the Chicago White Sox to a 6-0victo- ry over Philadelphia, ending the Phils' winning streak at five gatTK-'S. Detroit, Minnsota and Cali- ftrnia won extra innings struggles. The Tigers nipped St. Louis 65 In 12 innings, Wayne Comer delivering the tie-breaking run with a pinch double. Mickey Stanley hit a three-run homer and Willie Horton a solo blast for the winners. Rod Carew's 12th-inning homer gave the Twins a 3-2 nod over Boston. Elston Howard drove.in the,Red r Spx runs with a single and homer. The Angels spotted Cleveland two runs in the top of the llth, then rallied in the bottom of the inning for a 6-5 victory on run- m (AUK) STAR, Primed by Offset Olympic Rules Pose a Problem NB¥f MONTIl-Thc baseball wasou gets off § fUii iJiMfl WO spjrlHg but tat j>la.U'r4 dou'l uva's- Iks !«•« weefc. 4b«ve. SuiiaCor*' Fred ftpit Ws fcai»W* guN lor fly bull. U cm J0*s tt«*dx HuwJU'.v, ('Wlii (.'atclicj, itti«*?« lag u itt tbj; C'ubs (bwUojii left) looks fur Chuck Hinton. Los Angeles clipped Ron Her- Bel for six runs in the first three innings and held off San Francisco 9-7 despite homers by the Giants' Willie McCovey and Jackie Hiatt. Atlanta rookie Ron Reed scattered four hits through seven innings and reliever Claude Raymond completed a seven-hit, 2-0 victory for the Braves over the New York Mets, who have been blanked twice in a row and six times. Won't Work, Two of Tennis Plan By WILL GRIMSLEY Associated Press Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) - Two of the world's top players, Roy Emerson and Arthur Ashe, predicted today that the International Lawn Tennis Federation's plan to create a new category — the authorized player — would not work. "It seems awful complicated to me-1 don't think it will work," said Emerson, the veteran Australian who has won all the world's top amateur titles, some several times, "It's ridiculous, I don't think it will last six months," said Ashe, Negro member of the U.S. Davis Cup Team. Ashe, a lieutenant in the U.S. Army, upset the top.seeded Emerson 6«4, 6-4, 7.5 Saturday night for the men's crown in the Garden Challenge Trophy Tournament. It was Emerson's last appearance as an amateur. Today in Los Angeles he is slated to sign a pro contract guaranteeing him $100,0)0 a year for three years. The women's title went to Nancy Rlchey of San Angelo, Tex., who defeated Judy Tegart of Australia 7.5, 7*5. The little Texas girl scored a smashing upset in the semifinal over world amateur queen Bill Is Jean King of Long Beach, Calif., who also signs 8 pro contract today for a guaranteed $80,000 over two years. Shortly before the players took the court tor the Garden ft. rial, the JLTF in Paris approved a limited number ol open tour* name at s aad decided on three categories ofplayers. Exhibition Baseball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sunday's Results Atlanta 2, New York, N, 6 Cincinnati 8, New York, A, 2 Washington 3^ "Houston 2 Chicago, A, 6, Philadelphia 0 Pittsburgh 3, Baltimore 1 Detroit 6, St. Louis 5 Cleveland 'B' 9, Chicago, N, 2 Minnesota 3, Boston 2 Los Angeles 9, San Francisco California 6, Cleveland 5 Tuesday's Games Cincinnati vs. Houston at Cocoa, Fla. New York, N, vs. St. Louis at St. Petersburg, Fla., night, Philadelphia vs. Minnesota at Orlando, Fla. Pittsburgh vs. Oakland at Fort Myers, Fla. Los Angeles vs. Chicago, N, at Scottsdale, Ariz, San Francisco vs. Cleveland at Tucson, Ariz. Boston vs. Washington at Pompano Beach, Fla. Chicago, A, vs. Detroit at Sarasota, Fla. New York, A, vs. Baltimore at Fort. Lauderdale, Fla,, night. Mikita and Blues Win Final Round Stan Mikita and the St. Louis Blues have won the final skirmishes of the National Hockey League's longest season. Thursday night, an all-out war of attrition begins on four NHL fronts-with Mikita and the Blues in the front lines. Chicago's Mikita struck for his 40th goal and two assists Sunday night in the Black Hawks' 5-5 regular season-closing deadlock with Detroit and captured the individual scoring title for the fourth time in five years. The Blues, meanwhile, trimmed Minnesota 5-3 and beat out the North Stars for third place in the West Division—the last spot up for grabs in the expanded 12-team circuit. In other season finales, New York lopped Montreal's East Division champs 4-2; Pittsburgh flattened Philadelphia's expansion West Division tltlists 5-1 and Toronto downed Boston 4-1. Sunday's action brought the curtain down on the 74-game .regular schedule and set up the following pairings for Thursday night's openers in the Stanley Cup playoff quarter-finals: East Division— Boston at Montreal; Chicago at New York. West Division-St. Louis at Philadelphia; Minnesota at Los Angeles. Mikita, whose 97 points last season matched the all-time record set by teammate Bobby Hull in 1965-66, finished with 87 Sunday night, staving off late challenges by Boston's Phil Esposito and Detroit marvel Gordie Howe. Esposito scored his 38th goal in Sunday night's loss to Toronto and took runnerup honors with 84 points. Howe, who celebrated his 40th birthday in the last game of his 22nd NHL season, settled for a single assist and wound up third with 82 points. The scoring crown will net Mikita a $1,000 league bonus. New York's two-goal margin over the Canadiens gave Ranger goalie Ed Giacomin a $250 prize for the best goals-against mark in the second half of the season. Montreal's Rogatien Vachon and Gump Worsley had nailed the Vezina Trophy with the lowest over-all yield and had a one-goal second half edge over Giacomin going into the game. But Phil Goyette and Cam!lie Henry beat Vachon in the third period, enabling Giacomin to nip the Montreal duo by one goal as the second place Rangers completed their finest season in the last 10, four points behind the pennant-winning Cana- diens. Third period goals by Frank St. Marseille, Red Berenson and Terry Crisp carried St. Louis past Minnesota for a weekend sweep over the North Stars. The Blues finished with 70 points, one more than Minnesota, two less than second place Los Angeles and three off Philadelphia's pace. Backed by Hank Bassen's brilliant goaltending, Pittsburgh toppled Philadelphia for the second time in two days. The Penguins finished with a four-game winning streak—but missed the fourth and final playoff spot in the West by two points. Goalie Bruce Gamble kicked out 45 Boston shots as the Maple Leafs, out of the playoff money for the first time in 10 years, spoiled the Bruins' finale ai*l thwarted Esposito's bid for the scoring championship. The Aztecs founded Tenoch- titlan. later Mexico City, in 1325. By PAUL PETROTTA Associated Press Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS, tod. (AP) Adapting to international rules remains the biggest hurdle U.S. Olympic basketball candidates must overcome, according to Coach Henry Iba. "They have to be more aggressive on that board play," Iba said, "and they don't know how to foul for prof it yet." Iba made his remarks Saturday after the West beat the East 95-88 in the annual college all- star game held this year in conjunction with the Olympic pre- trials. Both teams, along with the Central and College Division teams of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, which also worked out here last week, went to Albuquerque, N.M., Sunday. The four squads, plus teams from the Amateur Athletic Union, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, the National Junior College Athletic Association and the Armed Forces, will practice today through Wednesday. They will play three games each in a round-robin competition in the Olympic selection tournament Thursday through Saturday. The Olympic team of 12 and six alternates is expected to be announced Sunday. Iba, who is supervising the Olympic workouts, said fouling for profit meant that if a guard saw a player ready to shoot, he should foul him before the shot. Under international rules, when a player is fouled before the shot, the ball is taken out of bounds. When the foul occurs in the act of shooting, two shots are awarded. Hockey National Hockey League By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Final Standings East Division W. L. T. Pts. GF GA Montreal 42 22 10 94 236 167 New York 39 23 12 90 Boston 37 27 10 84 Chicago 32 26 16 80 Toronto 33 31 10 76 Detroit 27 35 12 66 WestDivision JPhiladel. 31., 32 11 73 Los-Angele31 33 10 72 St. Louis 27 31 16 70 Minnesota 27 32 15 69 Pittsburgh 27 31 13 67 Oakland 15 42 17 47 Sunday's Results New York 4, Montreal 2 Toronto 4, Boston 1 Detroit 5, Chicago 5, tie Pittsburgh 5, Philadelphia 1 St. Louis 5, Minnesota 3 Saturday's Results Toronto 3, Chicago 0 Boston 2, Montreal 1 New York 3, Detroit 1 Pittsburgh 3, Philadelphia 0 St. Louis 3, Minnesota 2 Oakland 2, Los Angeles 2 BOB MURPHY, former national amateur champion, is now finding that missed putts cost money, as he grimaces here after barely missing birdie attempt. New York Mets and 9-6 for the A »g els « and Mtanie Rojas ' 12 " 9> head the bullpen corps. The Angels began the spring with only four certain regulars -Don Mincher, .273 with 25 ho- fff|J|fV)l/4l mers, at first; Bobby Knoop, ffilfff VVC 245 at second . Jim Fregosi, Rei- liicf Jl/*f Trying to 226 183 259 216 212 222 209 176 245 257 173 179 200 224 177 191 191 226 193 216 153 219 By JIM CHURCH Associated Press Sports Writer PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — The California Angels, an American League novelty when they challenged for the pennant only one year after being created by expansion, have settled down to being just a good team trying to improve. The Angels, now eight years old, were fifth last year, 7'/2 games back, and helped knock Minnesota and Detroit out of the race. The Angels are looking for regulars at four positions and had not hit a home run in 18 exhibition games. • In addition, pitcher Sammy Ellis, obtained from Cincinnati, was unpredictable. Ellis, a 22-game winner in 1965, was hit hard as the exhibition season progressed. While Ellis was having his troubles, the Angels were encouraged by the improvement of Fred Newman, whose arm ailments limited him to only five wins over the last two seasons. Newman was a mainstay of tne pitching staff in 1964-65, with 13-10 and 14-16 records. The Angels are hoping that one of them can join the starting rotation of George Brunei, 11-19 last year, Ricky Clark, 1211 and Jim McGlothlin, 12-8. Best of the young pitching candidates are Ken Tatum, 12-6 at San Jose, Calif., and Marty Pattin, 12-11 at Seattle. Jack Hamilton, 2-0 for the .290, at short; and Rick chardt, .265 with 17 homers, in left. Catchers Bob Rodgers, .219, and Tom Satriano, .224, were challenged by Bob Taylor, Tom Egan and Orlando McFarlane. Aurelio Rodriguez, .308 at Seattle, could beat out slick fielding Paul Schaal at third. Chuck Hinton, obtained from Cleveland, was in the centerfield race with Jay Johnstone, .209, and Roger Repoz, .250. Jimmie Hall, .249, may be platooned in right with Bubba Morton, .313 in 63 games last year. Veteran Woodie Held, also having a fine spring, lends p i n c h -h i 11 i n g and infield strength. Yarborough on Top of Racing World By RON SPEER Associated Press Sports Writer ATLANTA (AP) - Gale Yarborough is on top of the racing world right now with two big victories and $70,000 in winning. 1 But the onetime Soapbox Derby kid says his fight to get to the top hasn't been easy. "Lots of times I felt it wasn't worth it and decided to quit," the 29-year-old racing veteran from Timmonsville, S.C., said after winning the Atlanta 500 Monday, April 1,196f' Britisher Wins for First Time By F. T. Mac FE ELY JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP), - Not since Ted Ray took the,; U.S. Open in 1920 had an English golfer won a major American tournament. Then along came Tony Jack-, lin, quietly happy Tony JacklinV! A golfer with ice water in the', veins—the kind that wins and" wins and becomes great. At the age of 23, Jacklin is a^ winner with every promise of'' joining the ranks of the great— ,' which he thinks of as Arnold' Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Gary,, Player and Ben Hogan, but witfi."- no idea of patterning himself after any one of them. He said he was nervous, but he never showed it as he faced'' down Palmer in the final round of the greater Jacksonville Open Sunday. He admitted he utilized "Arnie's Army" as his own bat; tery-charger to a 15-under-paf 273 and the $20,000 first money. It was the first time a golfer from England had ever won on the Professional Golfers Association tour. Even before Jacklin hit the, jackpot, Player was calling him,. potentially the greatest English' golfer since Henry Cotton and,, the man most likely to be his'.!'; nation's next sports hero. Palmer had dropped out of., contention early after starting, the day one stroke back of Jack-, lin. Doug Sanders, who couldn't, • match his golf strokes to his • fire-engine-red wardrobe, faded after holding at least a share of; the lead through three rounds^ Sanders' 73, with the help of... a 40-foot finishing putt, tied him,: for second at 275 with Don Jan : uary, Gardner Dickinson, Chi Chi Rodriguez and DeWitt Wea r r Jr. Each collected $6,520. "" Palmer was at 276 and Jack;, Nicklaus, never a contender,;; throughout the 72-hole event,finished 23rd at 280. Sunday. "But then I'd sleep on it ani ; decide I was just as good as,', those other guys, and go back a£ ( it." ,;',' Yarborough's perseverance- has paid off and the hard-driv : ; ing blond is ,in pasitionito be?.' come the biggest money-winner ever in one year. He needs* about $60,000 to break the-, record set by Richard Petty of: Randleman, N.C. •'.• "I don't know if I can break :; it, but I've got a real good- start," said Yarborough, who. averaged 125 miles an hour in•: winning the 500-mile Atlanta race worth $20,050. 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