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e ^ Stair .*,. i ^ .# '^ SPORTS _ _ ... HOP! (ARK)STAR, tattd Vl OHsst Pro Cage War Winn»r« in Bewlt119 Tournament for Players Started •• •igures Jetroitin 'By JACK HAND Associated Press sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) - The best bet In the American League Is that the Boston Red Sox will not repeat The Impossible Dream in 1966, Everybody needs somebody somewhere, As a result the race could very well come down to the last day again, Detroit needs a bullpen, Baltimore still has arm problem 0 . Chicago always is short of runs. Minnesota has problems at shortstop and is concerned about Jim Kaat's arm. California still has to carry & full head of steam for an entire season. Detroit appears to have the best chance of making it all the way. The Tigers haven't won since 1945 and just missed by one game last fall. They have solid front-line hitting and formidable front-line pitching. An injury to catcher Bill Freehan or outfielder Al Kaline could kill them but the loss of key players would derail any of the other contenders, too. Here's the way it looks from here: 1. Detroit 2. Baltimore 3. Chicago 4. Minnesota 5. California 6. Boston 7. Cleveland 8i New York 9. Washington 10. Oakland Mayo Smith's Tigers can throw good, if not spectacular, pitching at you every day with Mickey Lolich, Joe Spar ma, Earl Wilson and Denny McLain In 'rotation. The power of Kaline, Freehan/ Willie Horton, Norm Cash and Dick McAuliffe should provide < enough margin to ; over i come late inning le|f)QWjtg>*bj the relief corps. ^ .;•'•Actually, the bullpen may be better with the addition of Denny Ribant and some young arms from the farm system. Baltimore has a real solldball club all the way, except for that mce to less tnan two weeks. pitching department where Perhaps Mr. Johnson wants to Hank Bauer already has been taUc to Pe &gy about balancing having problems/The Robinson the national budget. boys, Frank and Brooks, and Tne demure, 108-pound swing heavy bats that could Baseball Exhibition Baseball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Wednesday's Results Detroit 3, Houston 1 Washington 3, Baltimore 2 Atlanta 7, New York, A, 1 Pittsburgh 4, Cincinnati 3 Oakland 9, Boston 2 Cleveland 10, Los Angeles 8 Chicago, N, 7, San Francisco 6, 11 Innings California 2, Seattle, PCL, 1 Philadelphia 5, St, Louis 4 Friday's Games Pittsburgh vs. New York, A, at Daytona Beach, Fla, St. Louis vs. Detroit at St. Petersburg, Fla. Atlanta vs, Baltimore at Atlanta, night Cincinnati vs, Oakland at Birmingham, Ala, Chicago, N, vs. Chicago, A, at Evansville, Ind, Houston vs, Minnesota at Houston, night New York, N, vs. California at Anaheim, night. San Francisco vs, Cleveland at San Diego, Calif., night Queen of the Ice Signs Contract By WILL GRIMSLEY Associated Press Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) - What does a president talk about when he meets a queen? "Oh, not politics, Vietnam or anything like that," pretty Peggy Fleming said today, gushing over the invitation from President Johnson to make her second visit to the White House. "He is a wonderful man—I adore him. When he received last week in his office, the me President wanted to talk about the Olympics, the countries I had visited and the people I had seen. "He pinned a flower on me. He gave me a bracelet and a about my help- ibringing a gold medal;'"' -","" The President has invited the 19-year-old world figure skating queen to dinner at the White House next Wednesday night, her second command appear- The ballerina from ice Colorado take "it "all "if the "pitching holds Springs, Colo., signed a long. up.:, ./ ' - -.:,. .. . • Eddie Stanky added a proven hitter in Tommy Davis but it still will be up to pitchers like Joe Horlen, Gary Peters and Tommy John, plus that great bullpen headed; by Hoyt Wilhelm, to do the job. The Twins' chances were hurt by Kaat's slowness in coming around after that elbow injury in late season. The left side of the infield is questionable a. though Cesar Tovar Is available to plug any and all gaps, California must get a super effort from Rick Reichardt and another big year from relief ace Minnie Rojas to stay in contention. In addition to Lonborg's slow recovery from knee surgery, the Red Sox have to worry about the weak hitting by Ton Conig. liaro during the spring, The young outfielder, coining off a serious head injury that kept term contract Wednesday that should make her one of the most P 8 " personalities in When you see The agreement—believed to be for five years with a base guarantee of $500,000- is with Bob Banner Associates, a television producer, and the National Broadcasting Company. Banner, who gave Impetus to the television careers of comedi» enne Carol Burnett and singer John Davidson, among others, plans a debut for Miss Fleming in a television spectacular over NBC next fall. From there, he hopes to send her Into dramatic roles, use her also in musicals and movies while permitting her to make periodic appearances In professional ice shows. Three of the major ones already have made extravagant offers, "Her potential is unlimited- she can become another Sonja Henle," Banner said, "She has a delightful personality, a Grecian-type beauty and she projects very well, "I cannot estimate how much money she can make, it all depends on how hard she wants to work," swarming termites.., CALL THE MAN FROM TBRMINIX him out of the World Series, now is tn Boston for an examination, Ajvin Dark has his work cut out for Mm in Cleveland, If he can get maximum performance from his pitchers, especially Sam McDowell, he can make a stir, Washington tore everybody apart in the South and may be underrated, Camilo Pascual is ) back on the beam and a couple t no of rookies have looked good, , !; The Yankees are worried DrOfSSSiOnol ^^ Ai Oownlng's arm and jrfiM'WMwvf v*» have problems at short and third, Pitching should save them from the cellar and could be the &ctor to move them ahead of Washington. Mickey Mantle still is to there swinging, Oakland's new scenery should pep up the A's but they have so majjy youngsters with limited experience that it will be tough to move up, Bruc«T0rmini* Co s»f yic» By TED MEIER Associated Press Sports Writer An unholy war to sign college players was under way in pro basketball today, The 22-year-old National Bas« ketball Association announced it's flrst-round draft picks Wednesday with Westley Un* setd, Tom BoefwlnMe and Ron Williams among the top choices, "I guess we have to enter into an unholy war of going after these players," declared George Mlkan, commissioner of the rival one-year-old American Basketball Association. Unseld, ,a 6-foot«8 two-time All-American at Louisville, was the No, 1 draft of the Baltimore Bullets in the NBA. The Chicago Bulls chose the 7-foot Boerwinkle of Tennessee, Williams, 6-3 West Virginia star, was picked by the San Francisco Warriors. None of the three has signed any contract. Each said they wanted to weigh all offers before deciding. Unseld has been offered $500,000 over a four-year span to play with the Kentucky Colonels of the ABA. Baltimore did not reveal Its offer although Buddy Jeannette, general manager of the Bullets, declared, "We're going to leave no stone unturned to sign Unseld to an NBA contract." Boerwinkle, the No. 1 pick of Denver in the ABA, currently is playing in the Olympic trials at Albuquerque, N.M. "We certainly don't want to do anything to upset Boerwinkle's chances of making the Olympic team/' said Dick Klein, Chicago general manager. "As a result we have had no direct negotiations with theboy." Williams, drafted by New Orleans of the ABA, said he would like to play with the Warriors. However, he plans to consult with Bucky Waters, his West Virginia coach, before making a decision. The NBA did sign two of its top draft choices. Bill Hewitt, 66 Southern California star, signed a three-year-contract with the Los Angeles Lakers. Bob Kauffman, 6-8 Little Ail- American from Guilford, N.C., College, also signed for three 'years With the Seattle Super- Sonlcs. The slgnings give the older NBA a 3-1 edge ver the ABA. Elvin Hayes, Houston's All- American was signed last week by the San Diego Rockets for an estimated $440,000 for four years. The only player signed so far by the ABA Is Wayne Chapman of Western Kentucky by the Kentucky Colonels. The other No. 1 choices in the NBA draft were Don Smith, 6-8 of Iowa State by Clncinaiti; Otto Moore, 6-11 of Pan American by Detroit; Charley Paulk, 6-8, of Northeastern Oklahoma by Milwaukee; Gary Gregor, 6-7 of South Carolina by Phoenix; Don Chaney, 6-5 of Houston by Boston; Skip Harlicka 6-1 of South Carolina by St. Louis; Shaler Halimon, 6-5 of Utah State by Philadelphia and Bill Hosket, 6-7 of Ohio State by New York. None has been signed. The NBA first-round draft was conducted over the telephone Monday by Commissioner Walter Kennedy. It was moved up from May 8 when the other rounds will be held. The ABA draft is scheduled for April 27, but it held what Ml- kan called an evaluation meeting March 9. Each ABA team then namad four college players it could consult before the draft. Slugger Must Have His Eye Checked BOSTON (AP) - Tony Conig. liaro, pronounced "all right" after suffering minor injuries in an auto collision, had a more Important examination scheduled today to check his eyesight, The slugging young Boston Red Sox outfielder, trying to come back after suffering blurred vision as a result of being hit by a pitch last summer, lias been struggling in spring training this spring. With 22 strikeouts In 06 at bats, Conigllaro was worried when he flew from Winter Haven, Fla., to Boston Tuesday night. He told teammates he had trouble focusing on pitches, especially In the daytime, and was squinting a lot and bothered by headaches, The auto accident occurred in Somerville at approximately 2 a.m. Wednesday, ConJgliaro was driving alone after leaving a date off at her home when his car and one containing two young couples collided. Thursday, April 4, Flu Strikes Olympic Hopefuls By PAT THOMPSON " ! Associated Press Writer . > ALBUQUERQUE, N,M. (AP) — Altitude and adaptation to in*' ternational rules took a back chair today as No, 1 problems^ confronting U.S. Olympic bas;-~ ketball hopefuls. : " Flu and tardiness hindered fin, nal practice sessions Wednesday for the 88-man, eight-team'.: tournament opening today in Albuquerque's 5,000-foot altitude. •'-'<• Stress is being placed this year on trials and training at al- " titude for the 1968 Olympic Games at 7,500-foot Mexico City. i Arad McCutchan of Evansville, NCAA College Division' coach, said with a smile that, the altitude affect on athletes has "been accepted for many years. So I guess it's true. Psychologically . . . that's for psychiatrists. I'm a basketball coach." The NCAA red team, which, features floor leaders JoJo' White of Kansas and Rick- Mount of Purdue, meets the burly Armed Forces team in the ' tournament's opening game at 4 p.m., EST. NCAA Whites play the NAIA All-Stars at 5:30 p. m. The NCAA College Division battles the AAU All-Stars, who feature Edgar Lacey, who quit NCAA champion UCLA at mid-season, at 9:30 p.m. The NCAA Blues- battle the Junior College All. Stars at 11 p.m. A 45-man selection committee has scheduled lengthy meetings after each session to grade players individually. The 12-man Olympic team and six alternates will be named Sunday. International rules, in contrast to college regulations, include no midcourt stripes and no 10-second limits to cross the halfway mark, 30 seconds to shoot, three seconds instead of five to bring the ball in, not as strict fouling rules and no dunk restrictions. VELORA BRIGHT WILMA CAREY - Hope Star photo Athletic Groups Are Still at War By JAMES R. POLK Associated Press Sports Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress and the courts appear destined to become the new battleground in the bitter war between the nation's colleges and the Amateur Athletic Union for sports management supremacy. Campus officials promise, however, the feud won't affect America's prospects in the 1968 Olympics. The schools spurned a Senate - supported proposal for peace Wednesday as the U.S. Track and Field Federation asked the Justice Department to begin an immediate antitrust investigation of AAU track control. The USTFF made it clear if the government won't go to courts, it will. At the samp timt!, three senators said Congress should write a peace treaty into law, and each took initial steps in that direction. The National Collegiate Athletic Association's president, Michigan Prof. Marcus L. Plant, all but conceded any hope for reaching a voluntary peace not backed up by law is dead. The Rev. Wilfred H. Crowley, president of the USTFF, announced Wednesday he had written Atty. Gen. Ramsey Clark to ask him "to Investigate violations of the Sherman Antitrust Laws on the part of the Amateur Athletic Union by monopolistic rules and practices unduly restricting track and field competition." Col. Donald Hull, executive director of the AAU, termed the threat of antitrust action "ridiculous" and said, "I don't see how it deals with a nonprofit group trying to help the young athletes of America." The USTFF is the protege of the NCAA, which in turn Is its largest ni:jnter. Father Crowley, arguing that up to 90 per cent of the nation's amateur athletes fall within the USTFF, charged the AAU Is trying to nuintaU) a monopoly over control of sports meets. The AAU had accepted the Feb. 1 findings of an arbitration Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MCKEESPORT, Pa.- Al "Blue" Lewis, Detroit, knocked out Dave Russell, New York, 1, heavyweights. LAS VEGAS. Nev. - Ruben Navarro, 129V2, Los Angeles, outpointed Pete Gonzales, 129V 2 , Las Vegas, 10. Greensboro Scene of Pro Four By KKNALYTA Associated Press Sports Writer GREENSOBRO, N.C. (AP) The professional golf tour, which has produced eight one-strike victories In 11 major events this year, pitched camp at the Sedgefield Country Club today for the Greater Greensboro Open, worth a record $137,500. Attention centered on the efforts of Arnold Palmer to sharpen his game for next week's Masters at Augusta, Ga. Although he has played the four- day, 72-hole GGO often, he has not been eminently successful. His best finish In the GGO was last year when he finished third behind winner George Archer, four shots off the pace at 271 over the par 71 course measuring 7,034 yards. Palmer Is one of five men in the Greensboro field of 140 who have won a tournamont this year. Others are Tom Weiskopf, the leading money winner; defending champion Archer; Billy Casper and Johnny Pott. Top contenders Include Doug Sanders, twice a GGO c ha mi. 1 ion and winner of over $46,000 in GGO money; Julius Boros, an- Top Photo shows Midwest Dairy Team of Hope, who won the team division of the Women's 8th Annual Bowling Tournament at Emmet with a total of 2811. Left to right are Carolyn Ross, Verna Ayers, Pauline Porter and Dee Turnage. Missing in picture is Pat Case, who has moved to Little Rock. Moonlite Belles were second with 2788, Crescent Drug was third, Bank of Prescott was fourth, fifth place went to Prescott Mfg. and Greening Ellis placed sixth. Taking First Place in the Double event were Phyliss Jack- Milwaukee Gets Coach, Manager MILWAUKEE (AP) - Milwaukee's new National Basketball Association franchise got from Philadelphia and Wisconsin what it didn't get from Marquette University—a head coach and general manager. The still unnamed expansion team announced Wednesday that Larry Costello, an 11-year NBA veteran with Syracuse and the Philadelphia 76ers, would be Its head coach. John Erickson, 40, head coach at the University of Wisconsin for the last nine seasons, was named the general manager. Both jobs were offered to Marquette coach Al McGulre, who accepted the dual role last month only to have his way blocked by Oarquette. The university held McGuire to the five-year contract ho signed a year ago. son and Wilma Carey of Hope. Miss Jackson was not present when pictures were made. Olgia Ingersoll and Ann Price were second, Pat Case and Verna Ayers were third. Velora Bright won the singles competition with a 658, followed by Dee Turnage with G35. Ella Loe of Prescott had 622 for third place. Velora also won the All-Events with a grand total of 1792. Pat Case had 1745 and Helen Bevert had 1705. CHANGE IN HOURS When you buy New Holland early. your whole family benefits! panel set up by the Senate and appointed by Vice Presiden' Hubert H. Humphrey. The USTFF turned this down, and Plant said he would tell the NCAA Council to do tha sami' when it meets later this month. The panel, after 27 moatlis of deliberations, had left the NCAA in charge of student meets and the AAU as over eer of op an competition. It said USTFF meets should comply with AAU requirements. The priest declared a truce in the track feud until Nov. 1, three diys after the Olympic Games end in Mexico City. other who has won here, and such foreign threats as Gary Player, Bob Charles, Bruce Grampian, Harold Hennlng and Bob Verwyy. And then there's Sam Snead. The one-time Virginia hillbilly, whose tournament appearances are limited sharply, has won here eight times, starting with the 1038 inaugural. His most recent triumph came three years agu at the age of 52, nuking him the oldest, winner of a P'jA tour event. 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