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Monday, June V, 1977 Wattoon (H j Journal Guette-T Western Open Baseball J- Walter Kennedy dies of cancer WafSQII Wilis was ended by a merger of the two leagues. "I like to think of myself as a man of the times," Kennedy once said. "1 think everything I've wanted to do that I felt was Important to the growth of the league has either been done or is on the way to being done." The press often referred to him as "no comment Kennedy" because of the controversial issues he had to deal with, but he accomplished much, including the league's current STAMFORD, Conn. (UPI) - J. Walter Kennedy, who overcame a childhood bout with polio and rose to a 12-year reign over a tempestuous era in National Basketball Association history, died Sufljday night of cancer. He was a A spokeswoman at St. Joseph's Hospital said Kennedy died peacefully with his family at his bedside. The cause of death was liver failure and complications related to can cer. He underwent surgery a " u year ago for ... a .malignant melanoma of the back and had been receiving immunotherapy. Kennedy was NBA president from 1963 to 1975, an era marked by escalating player salaries, rapid expansion and a bitter war with the American Basketball Association which the personable Kennedy moved up in the administrative side of . athletics. ' He was manager of the Stamford " High School basketball team, covered sports for the South Bend Tribune during his student days at Notre Dame University, broadcast college and professional games and traveled around the world as public relations representative for the Harlem Globetrotters. I , ... . .... . ,n n's nrst political venture, Kennedy was elected mayor of margin and was re-elected In 1961. He served as campaign manager in a successful election bid by Sen. Abraham Ribicoff, D-Conn., in 1962. Those who worked with him characterized him as a hard- working, compassionate leader who helped turn the NBA into a success-; Eddie Gottlieb, one of the ' founders of the NBA and a close friend of Kennedy's, called his death a terrible loss to basketball. "I've lost a dear ' friend and a wonderful guy to .worMith." said Gottlieb "Measured by, any standard he was a great man," said NBA, deputy commissioner Simon; Gourdlne. "In spite of all: problems that arose under his; r " tenure, Walter never lost the human perspective." "Walter enjoyed work very' much. It was a 24-hour-a-day' job to him. He worked very; hard trying to resolve problems. I can't recall anyone who spent more time on the. phone - both at the office and' at home," said Gourdlne. I 7,032yard par 72 Butler National Golf Course with a 5-under-par 283, and withstood the challenge of Weiskopf, Johnny Millers Wally Armstrong and Hubert Green down the stretch for his fourth tournament triumph of the year, " ' The $40,000 top prize boosted his position atop the PGA's money winning list to $269,115. Earlier this year Watson won the Crosby at San Diego and the Masters. But Watson could have had no tougher showdown than he survived Sunday. Heading Into the 14th hole of the final round lliuillliliuivrii uvuui a vviiw nvi and Us expansion from nine multtmiiiion dollar TV contract teams to the present 22. It was a mild childhood attack of polio that kept Kennedy, a Stamford native, on the sidelines of competitive sports. He began his career at 13 as the scorekeeper for the Stamford Pros, a professional basketball team. From then on, wins Pocono 500 earned the $85,000 winner's purse and overcame his biggest hurdle, the inability to win a 500 mile race. Sneva has been racing only since 1974, the year he earned rookie of the year honors at Indy. The following year, "he smashed into the wall at Indy v and walked away from the fireball collision with 15 per cent burns of his body and a ' determination ! to become a champion. , . He's on his , wav. Sunday's Chris Evert meets Billie Jean today at Wimbledon UU U L i ess a, there were four players tied at 4-under-par. Watson dropped a four-foot birdie putt on the 14th green to go 5-under-par and take the lead for good. He needed to drop a crucial 16-foot putt from the fringe on the 17th, however, to ensure the victory. Watson's 283 was the best total ever in four years of the Western at Butler; even though Hale Irwin won in 1975 with the same 283 total. Because par was changed from 71 to 72 this year, however, Watson's 283 was 5-under-par while Irwin's victory wasl-under. victory gave Sneva" 2,500 points In the driver standings. Dallenbach Is second with 1,925 and Foytthirdat 1,640. Mike Mosley was reported in satisfactory condition at ASH Hospital in nearby Allentown after his car hit the wall on the 183rd lap. He suffered neck and shoulder Injuries. Stretcher bearers carried him off the track, semi-conscious. Mosley'.s car was demolished when it went nose first into the fence. 1934. The second week starts with American players having four representatives each in the men's and women's quarterfinals -the best overall show of strength in 27 years. ; . w The men's quarter-finals will be held Tuesday with Jimmy Connors facing Byron Itertram of South Africa and 18-year-old John McEnroe of Douglaston, N.Y., a 15-minute ride from Forest Hills, meeting Phil Dent of Australia in the top half of the draw. In the lower half, there will be an ail-American clash between Vitas Gerulaitis , of,,i Howard Beach, N.Y., a similar distance from Forest Hills, and unseeded Billy Martin, while defending champion Bjorn Borg of Sweden clashes with the man he beat in last year's final, Hie Nastase of Romania: McEnroe made history by becoming the first player to reach the last eight who had to get into the first round through the qualifying tournament, The young American stood out in the first week not only because of his tennis but also his bad language. So bad, in fact that he has' been warned by tournament referee Fred Hoyles. "I told him to be careful and warned him that if he persists with his bad language he will be fined, or if it is particularly bad and directed at someone , in particular he could be brought off court," said Hovles. 9A78-13 Blackwall Plus si 72F E T and old tire. Whitewalls k Add'Z. "A" size 5-rib design. DELUXE CHAMPION 4-PLY standings American League East W L Pet. GB 2 5 6 7 Boston New York Baltiraor - Clevelnd Milwauke Detroit Toronto 41 28 .594 40 31 .563 37 34 .521 34 33 .507 35 36 31 31 26 43 .493 .449 10 .377 15 West W LPd 40 31 .563 38 31 .551 35 33 .515 36 34 .514 33 35 .485 30 39 .435 33 43 .434 GB Minnesot Chicago Californi Kanss Cty Texas Oakland 1 3' 9 Seattle Saturday's Results Detroit 6, Cleveland 4 New York 5, Boston 1 Chicago 8, Minnesota 1 California 3, Texas 2 .. Kansas City 6, Oakland 4 Baltimore 5, Toronto 2, 1st Baltimore 3, Toronto 1,2nd Seattle 8, Milwaukee 3 New York 5, Boston 4 Toronto 2, Baltimore 0 Cleveland 5, Detroit 2, 1st Detroit 3, Cleveland 2, 2nd Milwaukee 8, Seattle 6 Minnesota 19, Chicago 12 California 4, Texas 3, 1st California 4, Texas 3, 2nd Oakland 7, Kansas City 3, 1st Kansas City 9, Oakland 3, 2nd Today'sProbibk-Pitchers New York (Guidry 5-3) atwToronto (Jefferson 3-7), 7:30p.m. Baltimore (Flanagan 2-8) at Cleveland (Eckersley7-5),7:30p.m. Boston (Wise 4-2) at Detroit (Roberts 3-7i,8p.m. Milwaukee (Augustine 8-8) at Minnesota (GoltzH), 8:30pm. Seattle (Pole 4-3) at Chicago (Kravec 2-2), 8:30p.m. Texas (Briles 3-4) at Oakland (Mitchell 0-1), 10:30p.m. Kansas City (Hassler 3-2) at California (Simpson 3-4), 10:30p.m. National League . East W L Pet, GB Chicago 45 22 .672 38 30 37 31 37 32 29 39 29 40 .559 7' .544 Vk .536 9 ,42M6'i .420 17 Phila St. Louis Montreal New York West W L Pet, GB 47 25 .653 - 37 32 .536 84 33 40 .452 14'? 31 42 .425 162 Los Angels Cincinnat -San Fran Houston San Diego' Atlanta 31 44 27 44 .413 17!j .380 19'j Saturday's Results Pittsburgh 10, Montreal 2 Cincinnati 7, Los Angeles 6 Chicago 5, New York 4' " Houston 4, San Francisco 3, 1st San Francisco 4, Houston 1, 2nd Atlanta 9, San Diego 5 l. St. Louis 3, Philadelphia 2 ' . . Sunday's Results Pittsburgh 7, Montreal 4, 1st Montreal 6, Pittsburgh. 3, 2nd Cincinnati 5, Los Angeles 4, 1st Los Angeles 9, Cincinnati 3, 2nd Chicago 5, New York 2 Atlanta 8, San Diego 5 Philadelphia 2, St. Louis 0 San Francisco 2, Houston 0 Today'sProbablePitcbers Chicago (Bonham 7-6) at Montreal (Alcala 2-5), 7:35 p.m. Philadelphia (Lerch 5-2) at New York (Espinosa 4-5), 8p.m. San Francisco (Curtis 1-2) at Cincinnati (Billingham 8-3), 8 p.m. San Diego (Griffin 5-5) at Houston (Bannister 3-61,8:35 p.m.. Pittsburgh (Reuss 3-7) at.it. Louis (Fa!cone2-6),8:40p.m. Los Angeles (Hooton 5-3) at Atlanta (Leon 2-2), 8:40 p.m. With Whipped Potatoes ! and Gravy Cole Slaw Hot Roll r Tom OAK BROOK; III. (UPI) -Three years ago Tom Watson shot a 69 in the final round of the Western Open to gain eight strokes on Tom Weiskopf and win his first pro golf tournament. On Sunday Tom Watson shot a 69 in the final round of the Western Open to win again over Tom Weiskopf and a dozen ntVtntP nhoDnnitAtin ' - . kUUIGl MMlUCJIgCI J U las an established star, not a? a voungsier looxing ior . a eaktnrough. f atson matched the best- ever score over 72 holes at the Sneva MT. POCONO, Pa. (UPI) -Roger Penske is grinning about his auto racjuig fortunes for the first time inears. He feels the foam nnw line a anwaccnr In fha late Mark Donohue in chassis expertise. Tom .Sneva won Sunday's Pocono 500 .and, Penske can't find enough 'glowing adjectives to describe the former Seattle school teacher's effort in bringing the team its first checkered flag here since Donohue won the inaugural pocono 500 in 1971. . "They said our team was going downhill the last number of years," said Penske. "Tom has stopped that criticism. He falls into Mark's shoes and knows how to set up a car. When you push a fence on Friday, as he did at' Indianapolis, and come back to make two chassis changes that give you second place at Indy, that's a great hurdle to conquer." Sneva finished 1.7 seconds ahead of teammate Mario Andretti in Sunday's 200 lap race, taking final command on the 162nd lap to win his first major USAC - race. Sneva previously won the Texas 200. this year. Another set of teammates took the next two positions as Gordon ' JohncockN fully recovered from a neclNand shoulder injury suffered in the Rex May race at Milwaukee three weeks ago, finished third and Patrick stablemate Wally Dallenbach came in fourth. Both were a Ian behind Sneva and Andretti. Johnny Rutherford was fifth, four laps behind the winner. A.J. loiyt, the, pole sitter, went out with a burned piston at 118 laps after making peacf with the sponsor of the driver bonus points at the behest pf the USAC. Janet Guthrie was seven positions better than ner 24th place finish last year at No. 17. She went out with a blown engine. Sneva won the race when Andretti misjudged the .stopping point of his pit stop at lap 161 and skidded several yards past the area. Rather than face the loss of a lap if his crew had pushed him back Andretti continued another lap before stopping and that error cost him the race. ' "I think his brakes may have been a bit spongy," Sneva said. "I had similar problems several times when they locked and it was difficult to stop. "We had a lap on'everybody and then on a quick yellow, Mario got by me - we knew we had to go all out for it." Ironically, Rutherford had predicted a Cosworth would win the race, but he thought it would be his own V-8 that would take the $400,000 race., IL was Sneva, instead, who Cards recall . Buddy Schultz ST. LOUIS (UPI) - The St. Louis Cardinals have recalled left-handed " pitcher Buddy Schultz from their New Orleans farm club o replace injured pitcher John Denny. Denny was placed on the 2tday disabled list during the , weekend after pulling a hamstring earlier in the week. Schultz Wad been sent to New Orleans on option June 15 and j started two games for the Pels. Best Water Conditioner Ever at this price! KEW ' Size I Blackwall F.E.T A78-13 " 'lf.M si 72 B78-13 1.82 C78-14 2.01 D78-14 209 E78-14 M Of 2 23 F78-14 , 2 37 G78,-14 ,; . W.00 2 53 H78-14 , - 2 73 G78-15 2 59 H78-15 l.00 2.79 L78-15 I 309 f " s i J '7 A i j t mm m WIMBLEDON (UPI) -Reignlrig champion Chris Evert Monday clashes with Billie Jean 'King, a six-time champion, to start the second week of Wimbledon's centennial championships with a match worthy of a final. Instead it will be one of the ""four quarter-finals of the , $150,000 women's singles in which four Americans will be bidding for a semifinal place. In the other matches, Rosie a Casals takes on Virginia Qade of Britain for the right to meet the Eyert-King winner while in the other" half of the draw, Martina Navratilova, the Czech, exile now based in Texas, faces Betty Stove of Holland and Briton Sue Barker meets Kerry Reid of Australia. The form book shows the topseeded Evert should beat King, but that's a book which goes out the window when Billie Jean steps onto Wimbledon's hallowed center court where, she has won 19 titles in 16 years. "I love playing on center court. It's like I w,as a different player," said King. Evert was under no illusions either.- "I reckon on beating Billie Jean most times we meet now but here on ceter court it's really tough.'' King will be trying for her seventh singles title and 20th overall at Wimbledon, which would establish a record. Elizabeth Ryan, now 85, won 19 doubles titles between 1914 and All prices plus tax and old tire. oWilliii'iil''' , l I inf I I . 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