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Star PORTS Gibson Is Ready for Cardinals Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ST, LOUIS- A. J. Staples, 170, St. Louis, stopped G«!»e Romero, 175, New Orleans, 10; Bobby Herrington, 163, St, Louis, out- pointed Willie Warren, 161, Corpus Christia, Tex., 10, SYDNEY, Australia - Jose Torres, 175, Nsv/ '&. -:\ stopped Bobby Dunlop, 173V4, Australia, 6. CARACAS — George Foster, 135, Cincinnati, stopped Jose Luis Vallejo, 135, Venezuela, 5j Carlos "Morocho" Hernandez, 141, Venezuela, outpointed Johnny Brooks, 145, Wichita, Kan., By RON RAPC-PORT Associated Press Sports Writer You can start the baseball season any time, Mr, Com mis- slower, Bob Gibson's ready. The Old St, Louts Cardinals' World Series hero of last year pitched. seven overpowering innings against the Chicago White Sox, in an exhibition game Mon- dayi'-'tiis only regret was that 10. Manager Bed Schoendienst didn't let' him finish. "I felt fine and could have gone nine innings," the big right-hander said alter the Cardinals' 3-1 victory. Gibson gave up only five hits and one walk •while striking out four. In addition, he retired the last 13 batters he faced. In other games Monday, Boston beat Atlanta i-0/ Houston Associated Press Sports Writer edged Oakland 2-1, the New Experience is the best teacher York Yankees shaded Detroit 6- and the New York Knicks and 5, Pittsburgh nipped the New Detroit Pistons received a les- York Mets 4-3, Philadelphia son Monday night from the ag- crushed Minnesota 8-1, Balti- ing Philadelphia 76ers and Bos- more took Washington 5-2, the ton Celtics. Chicago Cubs outslugged Los Of course, the lesson was Angeles 9-8 and California nosed poorly taken because the 76ers out Cleveland 10-9. eliminated the Knicks from the Gibson, who won three World National Basketball Association Series games over the Red Sox playoffs and the Celtics did the last year, has been named by same to the Pistons. Philadelphia's crippled veterans ousted the Knicks 113-97 and Boston's oldsters sent the Pistons packing 111-103 as both Celtics, 76ers Back in Running By MIKE RECHT Schoendienst to open the season for the Cardinals next week against Atlanta. Mike Shannon provided the muscle in the St. Louis attack, with a homer and a double closed out their best-of-7 Eastern Division semifinal series on among his four hits, raising his the road, four games to two. spring batting average to .390. And now, it's the defending The Red Sox also got a strong world champion 76ers again fac- pitching performance from ing the once dynastic Celtics in Gary Waslewski, who set down another best-of-7 set starting the Braves on seven hits in the Sunday in Philadelphia. seven innings he worked. Reggie Smith, who had three hits for Boston, drove in the only run of the -game in the first inning •with a single. Bob Aspromohte scored the ir^M^o" 5 *?^ The Western Division semifinals resume tonight when division winner St. Louis tries to take another step away from elimination by squaring its series against San Francisco on ;West Coast. The Warriors, Hope Golf Team Loses Close One By RALPH ROUTON Star Sportswriter A close defeat is a bitter pill to take, but the Hope High School golf team experienced a narrow 9"/2 '%/2 loss to Camden yesterday on the Camden Country Club course. The points were tight throughout the match, right down to the final hole. It was the second straight loss for the team, which now has a 1-3 record, but the link- sters get a chance this afternoon against Arkadelphia for their first conference victory. Medalist for the match was Ralph Routon with an 81, followed closely by Danny Reyenga's 84. Terry Hairr and Mike Mattox also played in the match, and Mattox beat his opponent in his first day to take part this year. Routon and Reyenga earned 4 points while Ted Gammill and Arils Palmer of Camden picked up 5, and Hairr and Mattox halved with John Scott and Dan Fenwick of Camden 4 ! /2 - 4V 2 . This afternoon, weather permitting, the HHS golfers play host to 4-AA Arkadelphia at the Hope Country Club course, and the match should begin at 2:15 p.m., RESULTS Ralph Routon, Hope, tied Ted Gammill, Camden, I'/a-lVz; Arlis Palmer, Camden, dftd. Danny Reyenga, Hope, 2-1; Routon and Reyenga, Hope, tied Palmer and Gammill, Camden, iVa «lVa. John Scott, Camden, dftd. Terry Hairr, Hope, 3-0; Mike Mattox, Hope, dftd. Dan Fenwick, Camden, Z l / 2 ^/z; Mattox and Hairr, Hope, dftd. Scott and Fenwick, Camden, 2-1. Team totals: Camden 9Vz, Hope 8'/2. Little Doubt Orioles to Be Contender By DICK COUCH Associated Press Sports Writer MIAMI, Fla. (AP) - "Our problem," said Baltimore's Hank Bauer last month, "is to get out of spring training healthy." "If we stay sound," added Or- LUU^ iui ,,»iyuoiv4,. vwt^-^iui;,,, HCOI ^ua-av. »•«= ,,ni **«»«, jj W g stay souiu, a.uueu wi- HeftfdVTorres'-squeeze whb c: finished 13 games behind io i es > superstar Frank Robin- bunt with one out in the ninth after he t had doubled and moved to third on the throw to second. Steve Witaker's two sob home runs off Denny McLain beat the Tigers for the Yankees. Fritz Peterson was the winning pitcher despite giving up homers to Ray Oyler and Jim Price. Jose Pagan's run-scoring single in the eighth, his third hit of the game, drove in Pittsburgh's winning run. Manny Jimenez had a two-run homer for the Pirates. -Richie Allen had a homer and two, doubles while OddinbGHisle hadr'two homers and a double in the Phillies' slugfest triumph over the Twins. Hisle had five runs batted in, all told. Curt Blefary hit a homer and Boog Powell had a two-run double for the Orioles. Frank Coggins had two triples for the Senators in their losing cause. The Cubs scored five runs in the ninth, then surviv four- n mododger ninth to win by a run, Don Kessinger's homer snapped a 4-4 tie, then an error by Rocky Colavito let in the final two runs of the inning. Rick Relchardt had three runs •batted In during the last two innings to lead California to a comeback win over the Indians, The Angels pounded out 17 hits, 14 off starter Sam McDowell, Lonborg Is Determined to Return WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) - Ailing Jim Lonborg's recu* peration is right on schedule in 14s determined bid to be back pitching for the Boston Red Sox by May 15, the Hawks in regular season play, blew one chance Sunday to eliminate the Hawks, but still hold a 3-2 lead. The winner of that series will oppose Los Angeles, which won its semifinal against Chicago Sunday night. Everyone expected the 76ers and Celtics to clash again, but there were some doubts when the upstart Knicks and Pistons held their own early and stood 2-2 in games. Then age—and talent—began to come across. ., "From my experience, the olden veterans, tried and true, are the ones that perform best in the crucial games," said 76er Coach Alex Hannum after watching nine-year veteran Wilt Chamberlain and 10-year veteran Hal Greer take apart the Knicks in the second half Monday night. "Wilt was sick as a dog the other day and Greer had a bad foot, but when it camo right to it, they were ready," said Hannum. Greer hammered home 35 points, including 22 in the second half when the 76ers blew open a tight contest. He had 13 in the third quarter which began with Philadelphia behind 57-56 and ended with the 76ers ahead 86-76. Wilt dominated the middle in the final half, blocking shots and grabbing rebounds, and finished wilh 25 points and 27 rebounds. The Knicks, as in earlier games, jumped to a big early lead, 17-4 and 31-17, but in the end, their own pressing defense wore them down in only their second playoff appearance in nine years, "They put pressure on the guards, the same way Boston does, but the Celtics are in >re lonborg, who plays 27 holes of successful because they have golf dally, gets in plenty of swimming and works with weights as part of his rehabilitation, plans to throw from the mound Wednesday for the first tiroe this spring. The big right-hander, wiio suf- feyed a serious left knee injury lo a skiing accident last December, will pitch lightly before the Sox wind up their Winter exhibition schedule toe Oakland Athletics, Red Sox break Bill Russell to back them up. Walt Bellamy did a great job for New York, but he's no Russell on defense," Hannum said. "People say Boston is getting older, but the older veterans get new life in the playoffs." Russell did against Detroit, scoring 15 points and hauling in 23 rebounds. And John Havlicek, another playoff-wise veter- takes over for Luis A paricio. Apiricio was tradt-1 to the White Sox, with outfielder Kuss and an, hit 31 points to help offset 44 points by Dave Bing of the Pistons, who made the playoffs for Snyder and pitcher John Ala)p Friday. lU»Obprg will head the first time in five years. tias, for infielder Don Buford the LpujLsyille training site at Boston, in the division finals ami pitchers Bruc.? Howard aul to continue Ids for & e lllli straight year, took a Roger Nelson. &$giaj J&Wfpy progran) itftd 57-49 halftime lead, but had Powell will be back at first - • tg uniii the elub reaches somo anxious moments in the base, Dave Johnson, .247, at in mkUAorll. " second hall when Biug; hit a club second aijd Brooks Kobinson, ,;!,—.3— , recor< * 31 Pol« ts - Ws 16 straight .269, at third. CQUBUrtes gaiiM?a P»iais got the Pistons wltlito six, , Hookies Dave May and Marv in 1960. but no closer. Kettermund are pressing ', April (MO St«, MM ft MM Dog Hunting Zones Set Up by Game & fish Commission 1968 son, "I think we're going to win it." A few days later, the Orioles' plane lost an engine on the way to an exhibition game in Sarasota. Then Jim Palmer's pitching shoulder went lame—and Manager Bauer's suntan began to fade. When spring training began, it was generally agreed that if the Orioles remained healthy they would be back in the thick of the 1968 American League race after a nightmarish fall. Everything happened to Baltimore in 1967—and none of it was good. Palmer, Dave McNally and Wally Bunker, who each had pitched a World Series shutout over Los Angeles in 1966, were shelved by-sore arms. Triple Crown winner Robinson suffered a concussion in a baseline collision, sat out a month and played the last two with double vision. Boog Powell, winner of the AL Comeback of the Year award the previous year, toppled from a .287 average, 34 home runs anl 109 runs batted in to .234,13 homers and 55 RBI. The Orioles crawled home in a sixth place tie with Washington, ISVa games off the pace. But their troubles weren't over. Center fielder Paul Blair, the league's No. 5 hitter, went to Puerto Rico to play winter ball — and broke his ankle. Bauer, beginning his fifth year as the Orioles' pilot, carm- to camp with fingers crossed. The three sore-armed pitchers were throwing without piln, Robinson's vision was normal, Powell was determined and Blair was Itching to play after bouncing back from an operation. The Orioles, still young and strengthened during the winter- by a multi-player trade with Chicago, could go all the way if Palmer's arm trouble isn't serious or contagious — and if Powell bounces back to help Frank Robinson and Brooks Robinson carry the offensive load. The lineup probably will be the same as last year, with the exception of shortstop, where slick-fielding; Mark Belanger for Says Russia Will Win Olympics By WAYNE FALIGOWSKI '•••• Albany Democrat-Herald Written for Associated Press ALBANY, Ore. (AP) - Dyrol Burleson hopes to make the American Olympic team this year for the third time but he says, "we'll lose, with the Russians again dominating the games." "In the track and field portion of it we'll probably score well," he said. "But the Russians concentrate on sports that are held in the Olympics. They don't play football or baseball, something the U.S. would surely dominate if such sports were held. As for the Russian athlete himself, an athlete is an athlete." Burleson, now 27, ran his first mile under four minutes in 1960 at Eugene, Ore., when he was a sophomore at the University of Oregon. Burleson has gone under 4 minutes 12 times. He ran sixth in the 1,500 meters in Rome and Fifth in the Tokyo Olympics four years ago. Burleson says that on the threatened Negro boycott of the Olympics, "I have to sympathize somewhat with them. Bu l . Bob Hayes (world record sprinter and pro football player) put it quite nicely when he said that athletics have given Negroes an opportunity to excel. They have gotten economic benefits ... the decision to boycott the games should be an individual judgment alone." ou'field jobs. But Frank Robin- so.i, .311, and Blair, .293, are established in right and center while Curt Blefary, .242, figures to be back in left. Andy Etchebarren, .215, likely will handle most of the catching. Baltimore pitchers had many problem.-; in 1967. One of them, according to Bauer, was nonsupport. "We lost 33 one-run games aul a total of 56 by one and two runs," he said. Tom Phoebus, 14-9, Jim Hardin, 8-3, and Howard, 3-10 with Chicago, are starting candidates along with Palmer, McNally and Bunker. Pole Richert, 9-10, moves to the bullpen, joining Geae Brabender, Moe Drabow- sky, Eddie Watt and Stu Miller. Richert and Brabender an- available as starteis if some oi the other arms don't hold up. Belanger's glove will help at shortstop but his bitting potential is suspect. "I don't know how niu.ii he'll hit, but that's beside the point," Bauer said. "He's not going to carry the team. If the Robinsons don't hit and Powell and Blefary don't eitht-i, we're 30:11.. anyway." COUNTY SEE ZONE ARKANSAS— ASHLEY BAXTER BENTON BOONE BRADLEY CALHOUN CARROLL CHICOT CLARK CLAY CLEBURNE— CLEVELAND- COLUMBIA-CONWAY CRAIGHEAD- CRAWFORD— CRITTENDEN CROSS DALLAS DESHA DREW FAULKNER-FRANKLIN-- FULTON 20 14 14. 2 1 2 18 18 2 14--20 11, 16 9 7 18 19 5 9 3, 10 -9 -9 -16, 17, 16, -14, 20 -14, 18, 20 -5, 12 -3, 4, 10 -2 COUNTY SEE ZONE GARLAND 11 GRANT 17 GREENE 9 HEMPSTEAD-16-19 HOT SPRING-11 HOWARD 16 INDEPENDENCE-7, 8 IZARD 2, 6, 8 JACKSON 9 JEFFERSON 14 JOHNSON 4, 10 LAFAYETTE 19 LAWRENCE—• 8, 9 LEE 9, 14 LINCOLN 14, 18 LITTLE RIVER-16 LOGAN 4, 10 LONOKE 12, 14 MADISON 1, 2, 3, 19 MARION 2 M.ILLER 19 MISSISSIPPI--9 MONROE 9, 14 MONTGOMERY 11 NEVADA - 15 •17, 19 COUNTY SEE ZONE NEWTON 1, 2, 4 OOACHITA-16, 18, 20 PERRY 11, 12 PHILLIPS-14 PIKE 11, 15, 16 POINSETT-9 POLK 15 ""p'O'PE- 4, 5, 10 PRAIRIE--12, 14 PULASKI--12 RANDOLPH-8, 9 ST. FRANCIS-9, 14 SALINE 11 SCOTT 22 SEARCY 5, 7 SEBASTIAN—3, 4, 10 SEVIER 16 SHARP 8 4 STONE 7 UNION 14. 20 VAN BOREN--5 WASHINGTON-1, 3 WHITE 7, 9 WOODRUFF 7,, 9 YELL 4, 10, 11 Annabelle to Run in the Ky. Derby TORONTO (AP) - Annabelle announced her decision to run in the Kentucky Derby Monday. Annabelle is a 3-year-old filly, whose ears join her head at right-angles and whose owners are newspaper men Paul Rim- stead and Fred Ross. They fell in love with her at a horse sale a year ago and scraped together the $1,100 asking price, From then on, what happened to Annabelle shouldn't happen to a dog, Rirnstead and Ross formed a jazz band to follow her around; they enlisted the services of wrestler Sweet Daddy Siki as a bodyguard; entertainers wrote songs about her; she was the subject of a coming-out party. Monday night they threw a press reception at a ritzy Hotel to announce her entry into the Derby, to serve mint juleps and, incidentally, to sell shares. Trainer Jim Santha fielded questions about his wonder horse, "She's eating well, about 10 to 12 quarts of oats a day. She is in fine shape, resting wo 11. In iact, eating and resting is what she does best. "She lias never run the rnil-e anJ a quarter before," S'antha said, hedging on her workouts. "She works best in comp,* ;/ and we haven't worked her out with another horse yet— maybe next week." Kim stead and Koss owa Byline S:able.s— Annabelle is their only horse— and their colors Kimstead describe* as "wjite Baseball Exhibition Baseball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Monday's Results Boston 1, Atlanta 0 St. Louis 3, Chicago, A, 1 Houston 2, Oakland 1 New York, A, G, Detroit 5 Pittsburgh 4, New York, N, 3 Philadelphia 8, Minnesota 1 Baltimore 5, Washington 2 Chicago, N, 9, Los Angeles 8 California 10, Cleveland 9 Wednesday's Games Atlanta vs. New York, A, at Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Cincinnati vs. Pittsburg at Tampa, Fla, Houston vs, Detroit at Cocoa, Fla. Philadelphia vs. St. Louis at St. Petersburg, Fla., night Los Angeles vs. Cleveland at Mesa, Ariz, Chicago, N, vs, San Francisco at Pnoenix, Ariz. Washington vs. Baltimore at Miami, Fla, Eioston vs. Oakland at Winter Haven, Fla, California vs. Seattle at Holtville, Calif. Boxer Plans a Comeback TOKO.NTO (AP.) — Former NViv England welterweight champion Ted W-.iifield of Am- hoist, Mass., launches a boxing comeback attempt tonight in a scheduled 10-round bout with Dave Dittmar of White Plains, N.V., at Four Seasons Ar>-na. with black blotches." Neither had any figures o- An/jabellt's workouts, but Himstead vvas. keeping count at tin- free bar- "300 mint juleps in half an ii-iiir; incredible." Entries Pour in for 72nd Boston Meet BOSTON (AP) - Entries are pouring in for the 72nd annual Boston A.A. Mnrathon April 19. But race officials are disturbed by the AAU action in scheduling an Olympic trial in San Francisco just two days after the Patriot's Day Hopkinton-to-Bo ;ton run. "At best the decision was inconsiderate; at worst, a deliberate effort to scuttle Eastern prominence in long distance running," BAA President Will Cloiiey told a news conference Monday, "The Boston race is famous the world over and is the oldest outside of the Olympic Marathon itself," Cloiiey said. "Scheduling a tryout on Hut late (April 21) on the Coast robs a few Western rmuiers of the chance to compete in a race that carries tremfndous prestige." Cionev. who also directs the annual BAA indjor track meet, which like the Marathon is sanctioned by the AAU, also was disturbed that the AAU long distance running committee ignored the Boston run a--, a trial for the Olympics. The AAU has set regional trials for San Francisco, Culver City, Calif., Miimoaixjlj.s, Allan- tic City, N.J., I j.-troii, and Ho!- jok'.-, Mass. Tin.- final will lx- held Aug. \v, iii Alamosa, Colo. The BAA Marathon drew a record fiuld of WJl starter:, in 1%7. The fjlj'j eutrius ,,;i hand Monday morning included one from Tom Laris, former Mart- mouth star who now lives in California but represents the New York A.C. Laris was second In a blistering 2:10:48 for the 2G-milc, 385-yard course a year ago. Hogon Hurt, Won't Play in Masters PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) Golfer Ben Hogan, two-time winner of the Misters tournament, said he would return t< his home in Fort Worth, Tex., today a/xJ canceled plans ti. play in the Masters because of a recurring knee injury. Volleyball Teams TOKYO (AP) - Men's aul women's volleyball teams of the Soviet Union arrived here today by air to play a series of goodwill matches with -1 Japanese teams. Compart) (hit Invincible with ti>j cigar at 10c or E/ZSc GO KING EDWARD / j/yeif Si-lliinj

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