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Wimbledon to Open Monday LONDON (UPI) - The organizers of the Wimbledon tennis championships maintained a "stiff upper lip" today and said the tournament would open Monday despite tho official withdrawal of 68 of the top men players. But the few younger men still registered for the tourney said they were coming under increasing pressure from the boycotting players in the Association of Tennis Players (ATP) to join the walkout. British Davis Cup player John Lloyd, 18, said, several players suggested he would "be wiser" to drop out before the tourney opens. "I gather they have also approached several other jun- SPORTS OALESBUHG, ILL., SAT., JUNE 23, 1973 SEC. 2 PAGE 13 iors who are hoping to get in on the game and inferred that unless we do withdraw, they could make it extremely difficult for us if we get to America and play under an ATP umbrella," he told reporters. The ATP players voted to boycott the tournament Tuesday night in protest against the suspension of Yugoslavia's Nikki Pilic, who was banned from playing until June 30 because he failed to appear in a Davis Cup match for his country against New Zealand. The women playing in the world's premier tennis tourney said they would not be affected by the men's boycott, which was being maintained by all but four of the ATP's members. The ATP called the walkout to test the power of the International Lawn Tennis Federation (ILTF), which governs the sport throughout the world. They want a bigger say in the game and contest the ILTF's right to suspend a player without a proper hearing. The tournament's organizers, faced with tho worst crisis in Wimbledon's 98-year history, issued a new list of men's seedings Friday. Romania's Hie Nastase, formerly second seed, headed the list followed by former 15th- seed Jan Kodes of Czechoslovakia and former 16th-secdcd Roger Taylor of Great Britain. It put the Soviet Union's Alex Mctrcvcli at No. 4, Jim Connors of Belleville, Illinois, at No. 5, Sweden's 17 - year - old Bjorn Borg at No. 6, Australia's Owen Davidson at No. 7 and Jurgcn Fassbender of West Germany at No. 8. Illllllllilllllllllllllllffll Blalock Not Pleased Jane Blalock appears not pleased with missing a birdie putt on the 11th green during the first round of the LPGA Heritage Village Open at Southbury, Conn., Friday. Just be­ fore taking to the course, Blalock learned of the decision in her favor on her year-long court action against the LPGA. UNIFAX Hank Aaron's Home Run rs By FRED McMANE UPl'Spor,ts.xWriter Hank Aaron, who is closing in rapidly on Babe Ruth's career record of 714 homers, gave Randy Jones, a quick baptismal into the major leagues Friday night when he stroked a second- inning homer in • his first appearance ever against the San Diego righthander to start the Atlanta Braves on their way to a 7-3 victory. Jones, making his first major league start, worked seven innings and allowed the Braves only five hits but was unable to contain Aaron, who also singled , home a run in the sixth. Jones left the game trailing, 3-2, after seven,, but a three-run homer by Dave Johnson keyed a four- run Atlanta eighth . inning against reliever Vicente ,Romo. While Aaron didn't: exactly make Jones feel welcome in his big league debut, the 39-year-old slugger soothed the youngster's pride somewhat with some kind words.' .' v '/ "He's got good control and a better than-.average idea about what he.wants to do," said Aaron. "The home run came off a fastball outside. The kid just got it up. Had it been down a little, I probably would have popped it up." In other National League games, San Francisco beat Houston, 5-1, Los Angeles topped Cincinnati,. 3-2, in 10 innings, New York edged Pittsburgh, 5-4, St. Louis blanked Chicago, 3-0, and Montreal defeated Philadelphia, 4-2. . • ' New York beat Detroit, 5-4, Texas topped Kansas City, 3-0, Oakland whipped Chicago, 7-1, Milwaukee beat Cleveland, 8-2, and California edged Minnesota, '4^3, in American League games. A scheduled doubleheader, Baltimore at Boston, was postponed by rain. Artificial Surface, Drug Detection To Be Topics CHICAGO (UPI) — Commis-possibility .oif ian owner - cn- sioner Pete ItozeMc plans to ad-<iorsed urinartlysis to detect diress la (meeting of the National drug use.' Football League Players Asso- • RozolIo . is to appear at the ciation today and he was ccr- meetUng ^ Iain ^ owners , ^|» to^wannly igrecteU. sUmd on bargaining "We'll be glad to see h.m. deTOmdg md to field questions would like to discuss with him " tocliojl pr ^ ra i, said Ed Gairvey, director of the players' association. A congressional committee Representatives of the assp-recommended last month that ciation gathered for three days the NFL start a program to to tackle itho problems of arti-test urine samples to determine ficial grass, the NFL contract if players have been using il- due to expire next year and thologal stimulants. Ed Goodson drove in all of San Francisco's runs with a pair of homers as the Giants trimmed the Astros behind the six-hit pitching of Jim Barr. Goodson^ belted a three-run homer in the'first inning and a two-run shot in the seventh while boosting his batting average to .347. Lee May set a Houston club record by hitting safely in his 21st consecutive game.' Bill Buckner's two-out single in the 10th scored Steve. Yeager from third with the-winning run as the Dodgers beat the Reds for their seventh straight triumph. Willie Mays cracked a three- run double and John Mllher added a two-run homer during a five-run second inning that enabled the Mets to beat the Pirates and snap a four-game losing streak. Steve Blass was the victim of the Mets' rally and George Stone went the route for New York for the victory. Richie Zisk had a homer for Pittsburgh. Reggie Cleveland tossed a three-hitter and Lou Brock had a two-run single to spark the Cardinals' victory over the NL East Division-leading Cubs. Cleveland gained • his seventh victory against • five losses as the Cardinals moved to within one game of the elusive .500 markt Ron Woods scored two runs and, drove in another to help the Expos snap the Phillies' five-game winning streak. Mike Torres went the distance for the first time this year to gain his fourth win in nine decisions while Steve Carlton suffered his eighth loss in 15 decisions. Del Unser had a homer for the Phillies. Part-Time Pro Leader In Heritage SOUTHBURY, Conn. (UPI) - Part-time pro golfer Mary Lou Crocker, seeking her first tournament win on the Ladies Professional Golf Association lour, held the lead going into today's second round of the 30,000 Heritage Green Open. Mrs. Crocker shot a 67 Friday, with seven birdies, 10 pars and only one bogey. Mrs. Crocker has played on the tour only part time since she was mairried two years ago to an Arjmy captain she met while on a USO tour in the Far East. She has never finished higher than 12th in an LPGA tourney. Despite an afternoon rain, 16 golfers in the field of 60 broke par 73. Sue Banting and Kathy Ahern were one stroke off the pace with 68's while Sandra Palmer warded a 69. Judy Rankin, winner of the 54-hoIe tournament last year, shot a 73 while Jane Blalock, whose suspension by the LPGA was overturned , Thursday in federal court, had a 74. Miss Blalock said the decision voiding her suspension by the LPGA was a "great load off my mind and my parents' minds." "This is la big ball of wax," she said. She said she told same of her friends on the tour, "and they were all very happy, especially Sandra Palmer." Miss Palmar has a suit against the LPGA pending, as does Miss Blalock. mm Marty Perez, shortstop for the Atlanta Braves, does a dance step on second base after letting the ball get by him during the first inning of the Braves-Padres game at San Diego, Major League Standings Lets Ball Get By Cleveland, Cards Blank Cubs 3-0 GALESBURG JR. FOOTBALL LEAGUE •TRYOUTS- Sunday, June 24 1 PM Lombard Field Hi mm For Boys 9 to 13 Yrs. of Age ONLY BOYS NOT ASSIGNED TO TEAMS FROM PAST SEASON NEED TRY-OUT ST. LOUIS (UPI) - Reggie Cleveland held the division leading Chicago Cubg to only three hits and Lou Brock singled with the bases loaded Friday night to give (he St. Louis Cardinals a 3-0 victory, bringing them once agiain to within one game of the .500 mark. Cleveland improved his record to 7-5. with the win, the 19th complete game pitched by the Cardinal staff this season. The victory, played before the largest home crowd of the season, 34,973, gives the Cards their fifth cihancc this month to move to tiho .500 mark for the first time this year. St. Louis scored nil their runs in the With inning off Chicago starter and loser Burt llooton, whose record dropped to 7-4. The first run scored on back to - back doubles by Ted Simmons and Bornie Carbo. The Cards 'loaded the bases and Brock, batting with two out, singled on a full count, driving in Jim Dwyer and Mick Kellcher. The second game of the weekend series (tonight matches Rick Wise, bast on the Cardinal staff this year, agiahist Chicago ace Ferguson Jenkins. Released on lloiiri ST. LOUIS (UPI) - Rick Wise, St. Louis Cardinals' right- handed pitcher, was released on $200 bond early Friday after being charged witli driving under the influence of alcohol following an accident between his ear and a motorcycle. READ THE WANT ADS! National League East AV. 1. pet. g.b. Chicago 40 29 .580 — Montreal 32 29 .525 4 St. Louis 32 33 .492 6 New York 29 33 .463 7Vz Philadelphia 29 36 .44S 9 Pittsburgh 28 35 .444 9 West w. 1. pet. g.b. Los Angeles 44 25 .638 — San Francisco 42 29 .592 3 Houston 38 32 .543 6% Cincinnati 36 31 .537 , 7 Atlanta 29 40 .420 15 San Diego 21 48 .304 23 Friday's Results St. Louis 3 Chicago 0 New York 5 Pittsburgh 4 Montreal 4 Philadelphia 2 Atlanta 7 San Diego 3 Los Ang 3 Cinci 2, 10 inns. San Francisco 5 Houston 1 American League East w. 1. pet. g.b. New York 37 30 .552 Milwaukee 35 31 .530 1% Balltimore 31 28 .525 2 Detroit 32 33 .492 4 Boston 31 32 .492 4 Cleveland 25 42 .373 12 West w. I. pet. g.b. 34 34 37 36 34 22 Calif., Friday. Padres centerfielder John Grubb (1) is sHc%n going into second base, but he went on to third when/Jhe throw to Perez was bad. Atlanta won 7-3. Forrest Fezler E Leads Tourney i. 28 29 33 32 31 39 pet. .548 .540 .529 .529 .523 .361 Chicago Minnesota Kansas City Oakland California Texas Friday's Games Texas 3 Kansas City 0 Califorroa 4 Minnesota 3 Oakland 7 Chicago 1 Milwaukee 8 Cleveland 2 New York 5 Detroit 4 Bait at Boston, 2, ppd, rain 1 1 m 11% Major League Leaders By United Press International Leading Batters National League $nv g. ab r. h. pet. Mota, LA 42 141 18 49 .348' Goodsn, SF 58 213 21 74 .347 Unser, Phil 50 149 23 50 .336 Torre, St.L 57 197 29 66 .335 Maddox, SF 57 223 2(5 73 .327 Walsn, 11 oii 70 255 48 83 .325 Bonds, SK 71 2811 68 92 .319 Crwfrd, LA fif. 222 39 70 .315 Crdnl, Chi 66 239 41 75 .314 Faiiily, Mtl 54 156 25 49 .314 American League g. ab r. h. pet. Blmbrg, NY 45 130 24 53 .408 Horton, Det 38 142 20 52 .366" Carew, Min 61 232 42 77 .332 D.Allen, Chi 62 222 39 73 .329 Kelly, Chi 50 199 33 65 .327 Krkptk, KC 56 203 34 65 .320 Maiybry, KC 69 241 47 76 .315 Hndrsn, Chi 36 135 21 42 .311 Fisk, Bos 59 223 33 68 .305 VIntne, Cal 32 126 12 38 .302 Home Runs National League: Stargell, Pitt 21; Aaron, Atl 19; Bonds, SF 18; Evans, Atl and Monday, 1 Chi 16. American League: Mayberry, KC 18; I). Allen, Clii Hi; Fisk, Bos and llondrick, Clev 15;' Spikes, Clev and Bando, Oak 14. Runs Butted lu National League; Bench, Chi; 55; Ferguson, LA 49; Stargell, Pitt 47; Bonds, SF 46; Johnson, Atl 45. American League: Mayberry, KC 64; Jackson, Oak 56; Melton, Chi 46; Darwin, Minn and Murcer, NY 44. Pitching National League: Bryant, SF 11-4; Osteon, LA and Wise, St.L 9-3; Reuschcl, Chi and Billingham, Cin 9-4. Ameriena League: Wood, Chi 14-9; Singer, Cal 11-3; liolt- zman, Oak 11-6; Col born, Mil 10-2; Splittorff, KC 10-3; Coleman, Det 10-6. Midwest League Clinton 5 Decatur 0 Waterloo 4 Quincy 3 Danville 3 Burlington 2 Appleton 6 Quad Cities 1 (1st game) Quad Cities 7 Appleton 6 (2nd game) Cedar Rapids 7 Wis. Rapids 6 1st game) Cedar Rapids 6 Wis. Rapids 0 2nd game) By GENE CADDES AKRON, Ohio (UPI) - It's a confident Forrest Fezler who carries a four-shot lead into the third round of the $160,000 American Golf Classic today at the Firestone Country Club. Fezler, who led the Jackie Gleason-Inverrary Classic almost all the way last winter only to fold on the closing two pressurenpacked holes, says it won't happen again. "I feel pretty confident right now and a lot more relaxed itlhan at Inivemary," said the 23- year-oid second year pro. "I'd never been there before." Fezler, who didn't have a bogey in his first two rounds here and who shared the first- round lead with U.S. Open eha/mp Johnny Miller, shot a five-under-par 65 Friday to give him a 36-hole score of 132 and a four-shot lead over defending champion Bert Yancey. Yancey, who stumbled around the front nine with a two-over 37, caught fire on the back side when "all of a sudden, they all went in." Yancey's 65 Friday earned him the runnerup spot with a four-under 136 ait the halfway mark, one shot ahead of Bruce Crampton, Tom Shaw and Miller. Crampton shot a 67 Friday, Shaw had a 68 and Miller, whoiL had a hdle-in-one during the opening round, came in with a even-par 70. Danny Wadkins and John Mahaffey both had 67s Friday to head a group of five players ait two-under 138. That group also included Ed Sneed and Al Geigerber, who both 'had second round 68s, and Dave Eichelberger, who had his second straight 69. Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus stood together a&one- under 139s, Palmer taking a one over 71 Friday and Nicklaus, three under par for the tourney at one time during the round, finishing with a 70. Galesburg SOAP BOX DERBY Race Day Tomorrow SUN., JUNE 24 1 P.M. South Academy & Knox Street Galesburg, Illinois For Information Call 342-3655 ARE YOU UP TO A BENELLI ? FULLER CYCLE SALES 624 S. Chambers St. 312rl5H or 343-3595 2 Days of Modified Midget Races Sat., June 23 » Time Trials 7 P.M.; 1st Race 8 P.M. ALSO SUNDAY AFTERNOON, JUNE 24 Time Trials 1 P.M.; First Race 2 P.M. WEST ON ROUTE 34 Follow The Signs To Squires Speedway Adults 1-50 Under 12

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