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REPUBLIC MAIL 7<tars ousted In playoffs Those Celtics do it again Associated Press PHILADELPHIA-The Boston Celtics staved off a late Philadelphia rally to edge the 76ers, 93-90, last night and win their National Basketball Association Eastern Division semifinal series, 4-1. Boston led by 10 points at 86-76 with 5:11 remaining. The 76ers still trailed by eight with 2:50 left. Archie Clark and Matty Goukas hit for baskets that cut the margin to 90-84. Darrall Imhoff converted a pair of free throws and Boston's Sam Jones collected a foul shot to make it 91-86 with 2:03 to play. Philadelphia's Billy Cunningham drove for a basket at 1:48 and Hal Greer swished in * 20-foot jump shot to pull the 76ers within a point at 91-90 with 1:20 showing on the clock. Philadelphia recovered a wild pass by the Celtics' John Havlicek and came downcourt with a chance to go ahead, but Cunningham missed on a jumper from the side. Free throws by Emmett Bryant and Havlicek wrapped up the game for Boston. The Celtics won the first three games of the series before losing in Boston Wednesday night. The victory boosted the Celtics into the NBA's Eastern final against the New York Knicks, who advanced with a four-game sweep over regular-season Eastern champion Baltimore. Havlicek and Don Nelson were the scoring heroes for the Celtics. Held to five free throws in the first half, Havlicek came on to collect 17 points and finish with 22 points. Nelson scored 18, including nine points in the third period that put the Celtics in command. Boston actually took the lead for good after the 76ers had come back from an eight- point deficit to tie at 64 on a reverse layup by Imhoff. Havlicek converted a free throw and Jones tossed in a 20-foot jumper to enable Boston to take a 67-64 advantage. Russell Havllcek Howell Jones Sanders Bryant Sieafrd Nelson OFT 2 1-3 screen «10-13 11 Guokas S M 11 Greer 16 Wilson 3 Imhoff 14 Clark 4 Jones 18 walker 6-6 1-3 4-4 0-0 4-4 Tetalt 13 27-34 Cunham n Totals FT 3-5 5 0-0 4 tt 1 o < O 4 .« pilot opttttitette Ex-hero Palmer looks good again Associated Press MIAMI—More than two years ago when Jim Palmer was nine days short of his 21st birthday he stood on the mound at Baltimore's Memorial Stadium and beat the Los Angeles Dodgers, 6-0, becoming the youngest pitcher in World Series history to pitch a shutout. In 1967, Palmer was in the minors. NOW, AFTER two seasons at points such as Elmira, Rochester, Miami and Santurce, Palmer is throwing well again — and Could turn out to be the key that opens 84 The Arizona Republic (*) Phoenix, Sat., April 5,196§ SALE SALE SAL And he has come around well enough during spring training to satisfy manager Earl Weaver. the door to the American Philadelphia BMten 22 IB If 21 26-91 25-90 Thursday night's hockey resume Associated Press ST. LOUIS — Husky Gary Sabourin scored one goal and assisted on two others as the St. Louis Blues scored three power-play goals while bombing the Philadelphia Flyers, 5-0, Thursday night in a riotous National Hockey League playoff game. The victory gave the Blues a 2-0 edge in the best-of-7 West Division semifinal series. The teams resume the series tonight in Philadelphia. BOSTON — Veteran Johnny Bucyk triggered a typical Boston scoring outburst with two first period goals and goalie Gerry Cheevers fashioned his second straight shutout Thursday night as the Bruins crushed the Toronto Maple Leafs, 7-0, and gained a 2-0 lead in their best-of-seven National Hockey League playoff series. • • • MONTREAL — The Montreal Cana- diens erupted for three goals in 8V4 min- utes of the second period and continued their playoff domination of New York Thursday night, beating the Rangers, 5-2, and taking a 2-0 lead in the National Hockey League East Division semifinal series. OAKLAND — The Oakland Seals defeated the Los Angeles Kings, 4-2, here Thursday night to square their National Hockey League playoff series at one victory apiece. Rookies load opening lineups Associated Press NEW YORK - Two dozen rookies likely will be in the opening day lineups — 15 in the National League and nine in the American League — when the baseball season gets under way with a series of openers Monday and Tuesday. The biggest surprise is that the Los Angeles Dodgers will have three rookies when they open at Cincinnati Monday, as many as two of the four expansion clubs — San Diego in the National League and Kansas City in the American League. No other club in either league is planning on using more than two rookies to start with while four National League teams and either seven or eight American League teams will field completely veteran units. THE LEFT SIDE of the Dodger infield will be held down by rookies, with Bill Su- dakis at third base and Ted Sizemore at shortstop, while Bill Russell is expected to replace the injured Willie Davis in the reshuffled Los Angeles outfield. Sudakis hit .276 after coming up at the end of the season but still qualifies as a rookie since he went to bat just 87 times. Sizemore hit at a .314 clip with Spokane last season while Russell hit .280 atBakersfield. PRESTON GOMEZ, the San Diego manager, also lists two rookie infielders, Rafael Robles at shortstop and either Bill Davis or Nate Colbert at first base, , while another first-year man, Clarence Gaston holds down centerfield. Robles hit .259 at Fresno last season, Davis .265 at Portland, Colbert .264 at Oklahoma City and Gaston .279 at Shreveport. Braves hope to start bats humming this year Associated Press WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. When the Atlanta Braves traded Joe Torre to St. Louis they acquired Orlando Cepeda-and his tape-recorder. That will put music in the clubhouse. Now if they can get some of their bats out on the field it may be even more significant. "Nobody hit last year," manager Lum Harris pointed out as he discussed the reason why the Braves were only a .500 club. "It was the hitting. Our pitchers set a Braves' record for the lowest earned run average." IF THE BATS begin to hum, then, Harris sees no reason why the Braves can't move up to battle for the pennant in the National League's Western Division against Cincinnati, Houston, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco. The two biggest additions as far as Harris is concerned are Cepeda and Rico Carty, the lifetime .300 hitter who missed the entire 1968 season Exhibition At Columbuti Ga. while recuperating from tuberculosis. Cepeda, whose good spirits and hot music was one of the prime reasons for the Cards' light-hearted clubhouse the last couple of years, had an undistinguished season after winning the Most Valuable Player award in 1967. Kansas City's opening day lineup lists Pat Kelly, who hit .306 at Denver last season, in center field; Mike Fiore, .271 at Rochester, at first base, and Ellie Rodriguez, .291 at Syracuse, at behind the plate. WHILE THE Royals lead the AL with three rookies, Baltimore, Boston, Cleveland, Detroit, Oakland, Seattle and Washington will go with all veteran lineups while Minnesota still is up in the air over whether to give Charlie Manuel the opening day spot in left field. In the NL only four teams do not show rookies in their starting lineups — Cincinnati, Houston, San Francisco and St. Louis. Here is the complete list of rookies expected to start in their teams' first games. National League Atlanta—Catcher Bob Didier. Chicago—Center fielder Don Young. Los Angeles—Third baseman Bill Sudakis, shortstop Ted Sizemore, outfielder Bill Russell. Montreal—Third baseman Coco Laboy, center fielder Don Hahn. New York—Third baseman Amos Otis, outfielder Rod Caspar. Philadelphia — Short stop Don Money, outfielder Larry Hisle. Pittsburgh—Third baseman Richie Hebner. San Diego—Shortstop Rafael Robles, center fielder Clarence Gaston, either of two first basemen, Bill Davis or Nate Colbert. American League California—First baseman Jim Spencer. Chicago—Left fielder Carlos May, first baseman Gail Hopkins. Kansas City—First baseman Mike Fiore, catcher Ellie Rodriguez, center fielder Pat Kelly. Minnesota—Possibly left fielder Charlie Manuel. New York—Third baseman Boby Murcer, center fielder Jerry Kenney. Baseball odds LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP)Bookmakers said yesterday St. Louis was an even favorite to win the National League pennant and "Detroit a 12-5 favorite in the American League. The Odds: Detroit, 12-5; Baltimore, 7-2; Oakland, 4-1; Minnesota, 4-1; Chlcaao, 7-1; Boston, 7-1; Cleveland, 8-1; California, 10-1; New York. 20-1; Washington, 100-1; Seattle, 150-1; Kansas Citv, 150-1. National League St. Louis, even; San Francisco, 13-5; Cincinnati, 4-1; Chicago, 6-1; Atlanta, 8-1: Pittsburgh, 8-1; Los Anaeles, 15-1; Philadelphia, 15-1; New York, 30-1; Houston 50-1; San Diego, 150-1; Mon- Few bookies are takino odd on divisions because of prohibitive odds In some and chance of a tie and playoff. Axers score late to win iu Pappas. »rt5 (»> and Kester .«T Dave Munoz' two-run single broke a 3-3 tie in the seventh inning and Northern Arizona University went on to a 7-3 triumph over La Verne College at Grand Canyon College yesterday. Tom Pierson went the distance for the Lumberjacks, picking up his third victory against one defeat. Munoz topped the Axers with three runs batted in, while Art Brewster and Jim Gorman each went two-for^three for NAU. NAU plays LaVerne again today at 10 a.m. at Grand Canyon College and follows with a 1 p.m. contest against J Colorado Mines on the same field. Prep track Ballev, Monaer (7) and Morgan, Pier ton and Mlckelwn. W—Pler&on (J-l). 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A return to form by the big right-hander who had a 15-10 record in 1966 would give the Orioles a deep pitching staff that also includes 22-game winner Dave McNally, Tom "No-Hit" Phoebus, 18-game winner Jim Hardin and trade acquisition Mike Cuellar. The Orioles, who will be in the Eastern Division with pennant-winning Detroit, finished 12 games behind the Tigers last year. But, as Weaver points out, they trailed Detroit by only 1% games after he succeeded Hank Bauer as manager on July 11. Weaver looks for Palmer's return and stronger performances from outfielders Frank Robinson and Paul Blair to support the pitching staff in the manner to which they have become accustomed with the hard-hitting Orioles. DESERT SANDS*** GOLF COURSE \ Grass Tees and Greens • Play 18 Holes $1.00 4 CALL FOR 942.4492 * It's A CHEVELLE SALE! NOW AT MADISONS CHEVROLET! —Madison Chevrolet Has Been Given An*—"— For Our Factory Authorized Chevefc Sale SHOP NOW AND SAVE! SAVE! 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