Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on August 26, 1972 · Page 14
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August 26, 1972

Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 14

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H-2 Alton Evening Telograph SalurrUn. Aupusl 2(\ U'72 Wrestlers are all 'mixed 'Brill Bend 7 Debbie Brill, 10, Huiw.v. B.C., originator competitors arc exchanging wearing ap- of the "Brill Bend" jmrping style deni- parcl and iVb'oic!, a Cnnadian, is wear- onstrates her technique during practice ing a U.S. sliirl. (AT Uirrphofo by cable in Munich 1'riday. As usual, Olympic from Mnnic.li) Hull must Beham, Weaver facing top duo up \viih WHA By NICK UiDINGTON MI'Nidi (AP) — A physical I'M ness freak, a bard wilh beads, three evangelists, a f'hicanii, and the youngest and the biggest ever. The I'niied States is fielding this mixed bag in an effort, to make a good Olympic s h o w ing in freestyle wrestling, traditionally dominated by Russians. No American wrestler has won a gold medal in the Olympic Games since 1960. In 1964 while the Russians were winning 10 medals with three golds, the U.S. grapplers won one bronze. In 1968 it was a total of nine with three go'ds for the Russians and two silver for Americans. But th;: word around the wrestling training area is that, the Americans are improved. I'.S. freestyle wrestling coach Bill Farrell of New York says his team is "young Central Florida's makes early bid MUNICH (AP) - Central !'''orida has expressed an interest in hosting the Olvmpic Games in 1980 or but good.' He is cautious on c o m p a i i s o n s with the Russians. "I know they're all saying it's the Russians and us this year. Bu' on the books they arc stronger. They've got five or six world champs," said Farrell. Farrell has only two world champions, Dan Gable, 26, of Waterloo, Iowa, and Wayne Wells, 26, of Abilene, Tex. But he has just about everything else. Gable, 1971 world champion, has trained so hard for the Olympics he has been called the world's most perfectly conditioned man. He confidently predicts a gold medal restrain., says court CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Black Hawks have won an apparent hollow victory temporarily over their former superstar. Bobby Hull, who has jumped to the Winnipeg Jets of the new World Hockey Association. A federal court judge Friday issued a 1'fl-day restraining order, petitioned by the Black Hawks of the National Hockey League, banning Hull from publicizing the Jets or "representing himself as anything other than a Chicago Black Hawk hockey player." The WHA won't admit any of numerous defecting NHL players to member training camps until after Sept. 30 when their former NHL contracts expire. The restraining order also bared Hull from reporting to the Jet camp and playing for any other team than the Black Hawks. Thus the Black Hawks scored only a temporary victory, mussling Hull from promoting the Jets or the WHA until Sept. 4. The real legal showdown between the Black Hawks and Hull, who filed opposing suits, will begin on Sept. 11 when Federal judge William J. Lynch decides whether the case should go before a federal or state court. The Black Hawks filed suit in Cook County Circuit Court charging the Black Hawks of his Hawk contract when he -signed a reported $2 million contract with the Jets on June 27. Pressure fails to stop Lopes' title splurge FRANKFORT, 111., (AP) Pressure - playing Nancy Lope/, 15, Hoswell, N.M., should be quite a golfer when .she grows up. Nancy added the Women's Western Junior crown Friday to the National Junior title she won earlier this year— and did it the hard wa\. Trailing deliberate-playing Brciida Goldsmith, 17, San Antonia. Tex., 3-up al the n i n e h o 1 e turn of their championship in a t c h at i' rest w i c k Country (Tub, Nancy rallied brilliantly and won l-up iii a battle to the final hole The title came to Miss Lope/ on the UfiU-yard, par four liith as she oulsteadied Miss Goldsmith after both drove into the rough Nancy's second shot hit the green, Oil feel I nun the cup. She trickled her firM putt to within two feet and then lapped home for a match- winning par. Mi-^ Goldsmith needed three to jet on and then three-putted Innn 20 ieet for a douWe bogey six. Kven alter Miss. Loj«v. spurted to win four straight holes on the back nine and move ahead for the first time with a birdie four on the 440- yard 14th. Miss Goldsmith .ip- plied the pressure again Thi- Texas Stale junior champ rammed home a 4> font put! for a birdie two on the 17lh to .square the matdi. By BOB UKKKN PINKIIURST, N.C. (AP) — Deane Beman wasn't givng any ground to Jack Nicklaus going into today's first round of the rich U.S. Professional Match Play Golf Championship. "Anybody would be a damn fool if they said they'd be happy to play him head-to- head for a living," the-gritty little Beman admitted but added: "But when I turned pro five years ago, I didn't come em here to back off from anybody." Then the 5-foot-7 Beman, out of the shortest hitters on the tour, grinned and added: "But I won't be at all surprised if he outdrives me once in a while." The Beman-Nicklaus match, along with Lee Trevino vs. defending champion DeWitt Weaver, were the features of today's first round pairings that were completed only in the gathering gloom of early evening Friday. The others have Miller Barber vs. Lanny Wadkins, Arnold Palmer vs. Don Bics, J e r r y Heard Vs. I.en Thompson, Frank Beard vs. Paul Moran, George Archer vs. Babe Hiskey and Dave Stockton vs. Bob Barbarossa. Jerry McGeo, meanwhile, held a one-stroke lead goin.x into the third round of the $100,-000 Liggett & Mycr« Open, I) e i n g played simultaneously on the (i/.)SS yard, par 72 Country Club rf North Carolina course. He had a 36-hole total of 140, four under par, after a second round 09. One-stroke back, at 141 were Dan Sikes, Ken Still, Dave F.ichelberger Dick Lot/, Jim Wiechers and John Schrocder. Saturday's formal called for the first round of the match play, which carries a lot;;! purse of $150,01)0 with $40,0il(l to the winner to be playvd first. It will be followed by the third round of the L & M event, and that will be followed by the second round of the match play !•', i g h I players—Nicklaus, Palmer, Trevino. Barbei, Archer, Heard, Heard and Weaver— were exempt from qualifying for the match pla\. The olhcr.s got into the Kj-inan bracket off their play in ;hi- lirsl two rounds of the L&M Hailjarossa, a tour soph- onion- who hasn't come dost 1 to winning a tournament, 'i •(! a second round 70 for a l.'Ui total r.ighl undci pai ami the l(-a(ifi allci :jli holi'i o: tin- 1A.M. '.'. I:' I'!'/ •'• ..flr.f.:- lii- The pairings were made off the players standing on last years point list. The unique format, whereby one tournament serves a.s a qualifying ground for another was set. up after last year's inaugural match play saw Nicklaus, Palmer, TreviiM and Gary Player of South Africa upset before they reached weekend play—when the even! was televised. I',. .:, ..l.,< Ml <,l C Vd}<-'i i/! Ilic I AM (-.1:1,1 "AH 1 ,'. i sli I lii.ll .1 |ll';':u .1 v. a\ iii iji - icadinv a '/(ill i juriibiiicnl'.' ' tic a.-)ki-(l You ;.'L'l lo U- In si by IDMIJX H |i|a;.nil NKW YORK (AP) — Left wing Craig Reichmuth and dcfenseman Hal Willis signed today to play with the New- York Raiders of the World Hockey Association. Reichmuth, a Canadian from Russell, Man., played last season with Tidewater in (he American Hockey I/:aguu and Fort Worth in the Central Hockey League. Willis. another Canadian from Edmonton, Alia, plavecl last season with Seattle and Denver in the Western Hockey League. Will Geigcr, chairman of the sport:; committee of t h e Orlando area Chamber of Commerce wrote to outgoing International Olympic Committee President Avery Brundage saying: "We would like to advise that sports enthusiasts in our area believe central Florida would be an ideal location for the Olympic Games in 1980 or 1984." Geiger said he felt central Florida should be considered because of its "developing recreational and entertainment complex." OPEN DAILY 9:30-10; SUNDAY 11-7 SUN., MON., TUES., WED. 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