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Thursday, April 11, 1988 Hope Star SPORTS Champs NL Start Out Winning By HAL BOCK Associated Press Sports Writer Bob Asprom-.mte is an original Astro—the only player still left from the expansion pool that stocked Houston's National League team back in November, 19G1. He's lived through 568 losses in six seasons and he just wasn't prepared to start the new season with another setback. So, he did something about it. It was Astro's two-out triple in the bottom of the ninth inning that gave the Astros a 5-4 opening night victory over Pittsburgh Wednesday night. Elsewhere as the National League started its 93rd season, St. Louis' world champions pulled out a 2-1 victory over Atlanta, San Francisco pushed across three ninth inning runs and beat New York 5-4, Cincinnati battered Chicago 9-4 and Philadelphia blanked Los Angeles 2-0. In the American League, New York shut out California 1-0, Boston whipped Detroit 7-3, Minnesota blanked Washington 2-0, Cleveland battered Chicago 9-0, and Baltimore stopped Oakland 3-1. Aspromonte, who's been with Houston so long he predates the Astrodome and goes back to the days when the Astros were called the Colts, climaxed a three-run rally in the ninth with Ms triple. Maury Wills' two-run single had moved Pittsburgh into a 4-2 lead in the top of the ninth. Pat Jarvis had St. Louis shut out for seven innings but the Cards pulled out their opener with single runs in the eighth and ninth innings against the Braves. Chris Short pitched a four-hitter with 10 strikeouts and rookie Don Money drove in both Philadelphia runs as the Phillies blanked the Dodgers., Jesus Alou'drove in San Francisco's winning runs with a ninth inning double that climaxed a three-run rally against the Mets. Ron Swoboda drove in all four New York runs with a single and a homer. Tony Perez smacked a three- run homer and Tommy Helms "md a two-run shot as Cincinnati Basketball Pro Basketball Playoffs By THE ASSOCIATED PHESi? FINALS NBA Wednesday's Results Eastern Division Philadelphia 115, Boston 106, best-o.V? series tied 1-1 Western Division Los Angeles 115, San Francisco 112, Los Angeles leiids best- of-7 series, 2-0 Today's Games Eastern Division Boston at Philadelphia Western Division Los Angeles at San Francisco Friday's Games No games scheduled ABA Wednesday's Results Eastern Division Pittsburgh 107, Minnesota 99, Pittsburgh leads best-of-7 series, "T" 9-1 ' Thp Western Division New Orleans 110, Dallas 107, New Or leans best-of-7 series, 2-1 Today's Games Western Dallas at New Orleans They Call It a Game of Chance By JAMES R. POLK Associated Press Sports Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Call It a game of Chance. Minnesota ace Dean Chance gives luck a little pat for his su» perb pitching performance In shutting out Washington 2-0 on four hits In baseball's annual ln« augural gatno Wednesday, It was satisfying start for the Twins and Chance, who had to wait six months to win another game after blowing the Ameri* can League pennant to Boston on the final day of the 1967 season, The big right-hander cred» its the difference between the two games to Lady Luck. "This was just one of those days when Lady Luck was with me," he said. "It's funny. On the last game of last year I was ready and geared to go and I lost, "Here it Is the first game of the year and who knows what kind of shape I'm in, and I NOPE (AN® STAR, Printed ft Offset Baseball Today's Baseball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS National League W. L. Pet. G.B. 1,000 1.000 *1.000 1.000 1.000 .OOD .000 .000 .000 .000 Wednesday's Rosults Cincinnati 9, Chicago 4 San Francisco 5, New York 4 Houston 5, Pittsburgh 4 St. Louis 2, Atlanta 1 Philadelphia 2, Los Angeles 0 Wednesday's Stars By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PITCHING-Sonny Indians, pitched a Cincinnati San Fran. St. Louis Houston Phlla'phla Los Angeles Chicago Atlanta Pittsburgh New York 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 Favored in Masters 1 1 1 1 2 By BOB GREEN Associated Press Sports Writer AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Billy Casper, one of the world's great golfers but a long*timo also-ran at Augusta, set out today with his confidence bubbling, his gam c> in harness and his sights trained on the green jacket of a Masters champion. "I'm playing some of the best golf of my life," the two-tin™ UJS, Open champion said before today's opening round of the 32nd Masters, the first of. the Siebert, world's four rrwjor golf tourna- twyhltter me , n(s > and Cleveland crushed Chicago t ' l f eel very good, probably g.O, the best I've ever felt for the HITTING-Carl Yastrzem.-kl, Masters," he said. "I think my Red Sox, hit two homers, lead- chances are very good, excel- ing Boston to a 7*3 victory over lent the Detroit Tigers. Casper fired a final practice Today's Games round of 67 » flve wder par for New York at Los Angeles. N the Augusta National course, a course that, over the years, lias Rule Almost Made Hurler Lose Cool By JACK HAND Associated Press Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) - The new anti-spit rule almost made Mel Stottlemyre blow his cool in the New York Yankees' opener with the California Angeles. Stot was working on a 1-0 shutout in the eighth. Roger Re- poz was on first with one out and Jay Johnstone, a pinch hitter, was up. After throwing a strike to Johnstone, the Yankee pitcher walked off the mound and went to the mouth with his fingers. The first base umpire, Al Salerno, called an automatic ball under the new anti-spitter rule. Stottlemyre started to argue. Manager Ralph Houk rushed out of the dugout and there was a merry scene for a couple of minutes. The,Yanks announced they-were finishing the gam? under protest. It didn't matter because they won 1-0. "The rule says you can go to your mouth on the grass," said Houk. "Salerno claimed Mel went to his mouth while on the ground (skinned area around mound). Mel did it deliberately. They've got things so mixed up happy-go-lucky hurler, taking over after Twins' fan Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey tossed out the traditional first ball, held the Senators to a mere bunt single for the first seven innings. He retired the first nine batters before rookie Del Unser beat out the dribbler, then cut down 12 more in a row before nicked for two sharp singles as he tired in the eighth. Chance wound up with eight strikeouts and didn't walk a man. Rifle-carrying troops patrolled outside D. C. Stadium during the game as a reminder of a weekend of racial violence in the nation's capital. But the crowd of 32,063—smallest in seven years—was peaceful. So were the Senators. Chicago at Cincinnati Philadelphia at Houston, N Bench Helps 76ers Beat the Celtics By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Philadelphia 76ers are considered to have the best starting five in the National Basketball Association. But their bench strength was the big question if the 76ers were to win a second straight championship. So what happened Wednesday night? The bench, Matt Guokas, Billy Melchionni and Johnny Green, helped spark the 76ers to a 116-105 victory over the Boston Celtics at Boston to even the best-of-7 Eastern Division .final playoff series at 1-1. In Los Angeles, the Lakers came up with a big fourth quar- Gaelic is the native tongue ter to down San Francisco 115112 and take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-7 Western Division final. of the Irish, Manx and High land Scots. r, HURRAY «PORTS BOTTOR ASSOCIATION given the one-tirna fat man nothing but trouble. Ho had five birdies, no bogeys. Casper, a master putter who sUmmod down on an exotic diet of buffalo steaks, blueberries and bear meat, is competing in his 11th Masters. Although generally considered one of the finest players in the world, he never has been a factor here. "It's strange," the quiet, composed Casper said. "My performance—or lack of it—in the Masters is really very strange. • "This year I have a new formula going in. I think it's the right one. Before, I'd always taken the wsek off before the Masters. And I never really felt well when the tournament started. . "This year I took a week off : two weeks ago, just to rest up. .Then I played in Greensboro to 'get ready. I played very well there (he won it) and I feel the 'momentum is still with me." Casper, second only to Arnold Palmer on the all-time list of money winners, was paired with young Tony Jacklin of England for the first round and, surprisingly, was one of the favorites. Jack Nicklaus, gunning for his fourth Masters title, was the top choice, with Casper, four-time winner Palmer and young Tom Weiskopf, the money-winner, year's leading in the next Golf in Full Bloom l^asfWonh fo Fill His Own Shoes battered Chicago. Perez' shot by cnan &in£ this rule back The M us UTS n it-tins il's » linn- In relish again 1'lu- nxiilt-as and dogwoods in full bloom at Augusta, (la., and CVOM if you can'l lit- Hit-re. ClifV Hoborls, the major doino of golling's biggest social event, has arranged 'a special treat for Hie home viewer his concentration is now disturbed by only 11 commercials. ... II used lo be 1<X lor 2' L . hours of weekend telecasting a couple of years keyed a five-run Reds' rally in the fifth inning and Helms' homer wrapped it up In the eighth. Minnesota, Dallas Are Good Hosts By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Because Minnesota and Dallas played the perfect hosts, Pittsbugii and New Orleans hold 2-1 leads today in their best-of-7 American Basketball Association semifinal playoff series. Pittsburgh took a one-game lead in ttie Eastern Division playoffs by defeating the Mus- kias Wednesday night at Minnesota 107-99. The Pipers pulled away in the closing minutes. Dallas had a 15-game winning streak ut home but New Orleans camo from behind in the final three minutes to edge the Chaparrals 110-107 in the Southern Mothodist University Coliseum, That put the Bucs one game up in the Western Division playoffs with game No. 4 set for tonight in New Oi-loans, Wednesday's Pro Soccer By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS North American League Vancouver 2, Baltimore 1 San Diego 2, Washington 0 forth nobody knows what is The ultimate sacrifice— a divot taken at the Augusta goin£ on." .National course will not heal properly until the following sum- Actually, the rule says a mer, because of the Bermuda grass fairways. . . . pitcher can not go to his mouth .\ viclorv in the Masters is supposed to set a golfer within an area included in an 18-foot circle around the mowd. "It shook me up for a minute," said Stottlemyre, who went to 3-1 on Johnstone before he got him out. "Mickey (Mantle) camo over to me and said, 'Forget it. 1 Otherwise I might have blown right there. I was comoletely disgusted. I walked tip for (lie.- rest of (lit 1 year. Hill (illV IJl'CWcr, Ihe '(i? winner, wasn't so sure of Ihal for awhile. In tin- II! w 0 e k s folio w i n g the 1 Augusta c 1 1 a ss i c, (i a y's h i g h i-s I achievement on Ihc tournament (rail was pair of lies for lUlh go to my I'liH'e. lie made il all up, mouth because I thought it was Iboii^h, when he skipped allowed. over lo K n ^ I a n d and "I do have a bad habit of ^nibbed a .%">:>,()<)<) first going to my mouth which lam pri/e in Hie unol'ricial trying to cure. The moisture A Iran (ioll'er of the Year gives me a better feel of theball joust. . . . when my fingers get slick. Political note-Tom Gola. "No spitter is involved. I use the old pro b a s k c t b a II e r the resin bag after I do it." MALI. OF FAME BOOK NI-:W cally past 30 YORK (AP) , animal Practi turned legislator, is squirming because Richard Nixon has the Republican nomination all to himself so far. Tom, a Pennsylvania stale congressman, broke a 10'" \ c u r Democratic strangle- 110 hold on his Philly district. Now he's up for re-election and fig- rc ures that Nixon on the top of the ticket, Instead of Rockefeller, GAY BREWER l'enns\lvania Station. SOLUNAR TABUS By WCHARD A IDE N KNIGHT 10 find th* best sport that each day lus r| Th^Majoi Periods are show,, j,, |,,, !llLu , shown and Ustfoi an !K>UI • uif Minor Peri,,Is, ,! ; ,•• slm u<i dui .ition, -lit' Apr. 11 12 13 11 enti j| :Day Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday tlillr Val. former sports editor of ihe " s lnu> lllal ''-l vm Huycs ^"1 $">.<>(>() I'mm the San New York World-Telegram. Die.no Uockels before he signed Ills contract lo play with The hook, selling for $1.50, con- 'I' 1 ' ^>'HA expansion dull. But it's not (rue that lie ,t-ol tains pictures of many exciting 'be money while he still had eligibility lel'l at Houston, moments in Garden history. It was The Hockcls I'oruarded Hud amouili lo the "Bit* K." published soon after Madison \\heii lie was aliotil lo come out lo San Oieijo to talk Square Garden Center opened al eonlnict with them. They must «el used to c\ira vacant travel advances around Houston. . . . On the money subject, Wilt Chamberlain will raise hell if a gu.\ \\elshes on a S5 friendly bet. But he dropped a quick grand in a friendly blackjack game on a 76er trip the other day and didn't bat an eyelash. The winner was a Philly play, ground director. ... The major league cut in Ihe travel rosier from 2<S lo '_'.") \\hcn the teams yo into the lirsl part ol the season means more Hi,in ;i paucil\ ol playing lalenl lo .someone like Kddie Slanky ol the While Sox. In Hie old days x\ ilh hie I lodgers, hi' noted, the club would carry a do/e'i pitchers al leasl. and I-co Dmocliei had Iliem around "su Ibex could help out in lights." . . Credit l.arrv /eidel, the combative defense man, \\itli good marketing sense. Alter M straight seasons in the hocke> minors, he prepared a brochure trxiug to peddle his services National League. And the Philh Flyers bought his sales BALTIMORE (AP) - Dave Johnson isn't expected to fill shortstop Mark Belanger's shoes, but it would be nice if he could fill his own. Johnson gave a soleful demonstration Wednesday when he replaced Belanger, the slick fielder who is on National Guard duty because of recent civil disorders. Johnson was shifted from his normal second base spot for Baltimore's American League opener against the Q?.kland Athletics. Thrown off stride when his left shoe started to corns off, Johnson retreated after missing first base and ran a potential second-inning double into a single. In the fourth, Johnson ran out of the left shoe on the way to second with a run-scoring doable. "After that, I changed shoes," Johnson said, "but it really didn't matter. On my last tim<r up, I struck out." Phillips to Abandon Team BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) — Phillips Petroleum Co, announced Tuesday it is dropping its amateur basketball team, Yaz Blasts Two Homersi Bosox Win By RON . Associated Press Shorts' WHfe tMy fawned wfien Cart ttseffisfci hit Ms firs* tetfig of the 1958 season, M. Could hardly telleve the sedofti one, > • , £ , The first hotnef for the 198' Triple Crown winner' ctrte the seventh iflniftg of Boston' *M opening day victory over "" troit Wednesday. It was the roi tine kind for Carl: over th< wall and into the seats* HOLDS BAT HIGH: (art Vas«r/emskl, baseball's playef of tfi* year and But lit the ninth, YaZ triple crown batting champion. Is shown in two poses bo* high he holds his bat. One off the Cehlerfield Wall 42i This position helps the Boston Red Sox slugger produce a level swing. Roiorbacks Working on Offensive FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Razorbacks worked for two hours in a slow but hard offensive drill in spring football practice here Wednesday. Coach Frank Broyles said the Porkers probably would have their first scrimmage today after viewing films of Wednesday's session. Offensive linemen practiced pass defense wliile quarterback John Eichler, Bill Montgomery, Dan Reed, Gordon Norwood and Neil Dempsy worked on dropping into passing pockets. Eichler and Montgomery directed the passing attack a shade more than the other quarterbacks wliile halfback Russell Cody drew the load on what few ground plays were run. Broyles said the drill was slow because of changes in the snap count and number systems. He also said, "We'll add and learn a few things as they go along." Dakota Team Defeated by Porkers FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Freddy Washington slammed a double for one run and later scored "the winning run as Arkansas defeated Yankton, South Dakota, 4-3 in baseball here Wednesday. HITTING HINTS ByCARLYASTRZEMSKI Of Boston Red Sox Written Jor AP Newsjeaiures One of the most important things in hitting a baseball is to learn the strike /.one. When I was a youngster my dud worked with me a lot because he loved the game. The one big thing that he taught me was the strike /.one. You must stay away from pitches thai are out of the strike zone. The reason for this is that bad pilches are the hardest to hit because it's tough to get good wood on them. I always choke up on the bat to get better control of the bat. Holding the bat on the knob of the handle docs not give you distance as some youngsters believe. You get just as much distance choking up on the bat. Distance comes with timing and the quickness of your swing. You help generate bat speed with your arms and wrists. I use a Louisville slugger that's 35 inches long and 32 % ounces in feet away and while it bounced around in the outfield, he leggei out art inside-the«park homefl the first one of his life, In other American openers, Minnesota beat Wash* ington 2*0, Cleveland crushed Chicago 9-0, New York edgec California 1-0 and Baltimore took Oakland 34. B In the National League, CinS cinnati beat Chicago 9-4, Sai|* Francisco edged New York 5-4g| Houston nipped Pittsburgh 5-4g| St. Louis squeezed past Atlanta^ 2-1 and Philadelphia Shut ou|| Los Angeles 2-0. fe Vice President Hubert Hum-*| phrey watched happily as hl3|| Minnesota Twins beat Washington with Dean Chance hurling a four-hitter. Harmon Killebrewg and Bob Allison hit homers for^ the Twins. °~* Sonny Siebert stopped the!" White Sox on just two hits whiles; Duke Sims lead a lusty Iridiang hitting attack with two homersj£ Singles by Duane Josephson and^ Ken Boyer were the only hits off Siebert. Mel Stottlemyre also turned in a fine pitching performance, ,... weight. It s a Ted Williams type of setting down the Angels on four:; S - ' bat. I never vary the si/e or weight, at least not in the last four years. Another thing a batter should do is follow the ball all the way, even if it's not a strike. Sometimes you can see how the ball breaks. hits. The Yankees only had three themselves off tGeorge S Brunei, but one of them was a £ homer by Frank Fernandez in the second inning. Don Buford's two hits, one run;; For_youngsters I'd suggest they scored and run-saving fielding" get a light bat, one they can control. They shouldn't anybody's stance or should just take a stance. Study the pitcher while he's pitching to other batters on your team. Keep your eye on the ball and watch the ball as soon as the pitcher releases it. You can learn a I8t doing this. You must keep yourself compact and alert. Try to let everything go at once but don't commit yourself too soon. When Arkansas scored two runs in y° u move any part of your body, the first for the lead that held until the sixth when Yankton scored after the Razorbacks tried for a double play and again on a single. Arkansas scored two in the bottom of the sixth to ice it. The Greyhounds scored the final run in the seventh on a double and a single. The victory was the Porkers fifth straight and gave them a 6-8 season record. Hockey National Hockey League Playoffs Semifinals Wednesday's Results West Division St. Louis 3, Philadelphia 2, two overtimes.. St. Louis leads best-of-7 series, 2-1 Today's Games West Division Philadelphia at St. Louis Los Angeles at Minnesota, Los Angeles leads best-of-7 series, 2-1 East Division New York at Chicago, New York leads best-of-7 series, 2-0 Montreal at Boston, Montreal leads best-oM series, 3-0 Friday's Games No games scheduled the Phillips Oilers, after nearly 50 years of existence. that means hands or arms, you begin to lunge. When you're not hitting well try to get your front foot to step toward the pitcher and just meet the ball squarely. Swing at it where it's pitched, but swing only at pitches that are in the strike zone. Pork Hurler Ferrell Goes the Distance JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - Freshamu John Ferriell went the distance to hurl Arkansas State University past the University of North Dakota 11-2 in baseball here Wednesday to run its winning streak to six games. The righthander held North Dakota scoreless for four innings as his teammates pounded out five rins. Ferriell gave up only one run and it was unearned. Freshman third baseman Stan William? wus four for four for the Indians, including three doubles. He drove in six runs and scored two himself. play highlighted the Orioles' * try to copy victory. Brooks Robinson horn-! style. They ere( j f or the Birds and Tomt comfortable Phoebus was the winning pitch-5 er. : • / :. ' | Bruins Hope f for ^*2i** *, J5»fe&*gfft«$iS Impossibility : The Boston Bruins hope to be- H gin a new Impossible Dream to- " " night. The Philadelphia Flyers hope to avoid aother nightmare. The National Hockey League's Stanley Cup playoffs continue tonight on four fronts but the St. Louis Blues and the Flyers went at it Wednesday night like there would be no tomorrow. The Blues finally won it 3-3 on Larry Keenan's goal at 4:10 of 3 the second suddea-death over- " time period. That gave them a 2-1 lead In their best-of-7 West Division semifinals. The teams return to the St. Louis Arena tonight for another go-round. In the other West series, Los Angeles takes a 2-1 lead against the North Stars at Minnesota. In the East, Boston, trailing Montreal 3-0 and facing a virtually hopaless task against the division champs, face the Cana- diens again in Boston, spurred on by the baseball Red Sox "Impossible Dream" 1967 pennant against 100-to-l odds. In other East semifinal, the Rangers, winners of the first two games in New York, play the Black Hawks in Chicago, typi'. a lulf nr Minor MAJOR Minor MAJuU 4:45 r> : r>r, 7:ir, »:40 10:40 11:25 4:35 4:55 5:25 10:10 11:05 Vd: 20 to the pitch. He Herliu < )|\ mpH s • mee ill the Sotilli. I live 111 Mini market when .lesse Hum;, heard lh,;| his nlar\ \\as meeting sales resis! ny.Ucsled Hi.il (hex sliou lite and I'll he (In- ,,nlv u hilr n an in 4ssn DIStTSSION ON GUI t: G«x? S>»r»x«i, right, (wo-tiaw I .!». Open gull «i(h Ki'n Vailuri. l<i«4 OJKD wiuucr. woa't go at-ur au> I .S. Open - ANNOUNCING JOB OPENINGS Southwest Arkansas Development ..£ Council, Inc. . i? APPLICATION FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS NOW BEING RECEIVED FOR 1. SWADC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR B.A. or M,A, degree is preferred, but experleftWi be a major consideration, Applicants must bait I" five years experience in a related field. Salary: $9,000 . $11,000 per year, 2. NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICE CENTERS DJRECW B.A, or M.A, degree is preferred and related field is necessary Salary: $7,900 ' 3. NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICE CENTBiS RECTOR i-«»«wf B.A. degree is preferred, lated field is necessary Salary: $7,200 Deadline for applications Brief resume must lira Room 2, Miller Coujaty Q Arkansas I u'U .-3ft

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