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Attcw Kvwjfrtg T\>!«»rflpf\ Monday. August 29. Bubba in action Baltimore Colts (J-tool-8 defensive end Bubba Smith leaps to block a Pittsburgh pass by veteran Terry Bradshaw in a National Football League exhibition game Saturday night. In Hie final seconds of the game, the Colts rolled over the Steelers 10-13 on a 20-yard field goal by Jim O'Brien. But Smith lore a ligament in his right knee when he slammed into a yard- marker shortly before the winning play. He was flown to Baltimore for surgery Sunday. The Colts expect he'll be out of action six to eight weeks. (AP Wire- photo) Cowboy's win 15th straight By TED MEIER (AP Sports Writer) There's nothing like playing for a winner. Just ask Mike Montgomery and Ron Sellers. of the Dallas Cowboys in pro football. "It's a very good feeling," they commented after they had led the Super Bowl Champions to their 15th straight victory, a 34-27 come- fronvbehind nod over the New York Jets in one of 11 National Football League exhibitions over the weekend. Montgomery, who came to the Cowboys in the deal that sent Duane Thomas to San Diego, scored three touchdowns, including a leaping catch of Craig Morton's 12- yard pass in the closing minutes that broke a 27-27 tie. Sellers, obtained from New England in another deal, caught three passes for 128 yards from Morton, including one for 54 yards and a TD. The Cowboys put their winning streak or the line this week against Kansas City in the Chiefs' new Arrowhead Stadium where the Chiefs downed the Los Angeles Rams 19-13 in a nationally televised exhibition Sunday night game. In the other weekend pro- season games, Denver shaded San Francisco 27-24; Gre?n Bay edged Chicago 10-7; the New York Giants humbled New England 31-10; Minnesota tripped Cleveland 20 17; Baltimore toppled Pittsburgh 16-13; San Diego dropped New Orleans 15-11 and Oakland overwhelmed Buffalo 31-13. Cincinnati plays at Philadelphia tonight in the last game before the 26 NFL clubs must cut their rosters to 49 players by 4 p.m., EDT, Tuesday. Four field goals by Jan Stenerud from 37, 40, 57 and 3fi yards out gave the Chiefs their triumph over the Rams. Veteran quarterback Len Dawson hampered by an attack of the flu, held the ball on Stenerud's four FGs, but otherwise played only a few minutes. The Packers nipped the Bears on a 40-yard field goal by rookie Chester Marcol with only 13 seconds left on the clock. Another KG, a 37-yard- er by Jim Turner in the last quarter, insured the Broncos' triumph over the 49ers. Veteran Norm Snead replaced the injured Randy Johnson and paced the Giants over the Patriots by throwing two touchdown passes and scoring a TD himself on an end run from the four. Jim O'Brien's 20-yard field goal with just two seconds left won for the Colts over the Steelers. A nine-yard FG by rookie Bill McClard with five minutes to go pulled the Chargers over the Saints. Mike Sianl caught two TD passes as the Raiders crushed the Bills. The Vikings took a 20-3 lead then outlasted a late Cleveland rally to beat the Browns. Despite high earnings Nicklaus criticizes event B\ BOB (iRKK.V Associated Press Golf Writer PINEHUKST, N.C. (AP) — Jack Nicklaus had just picked ui' hi-; sixth title of t!u- Sfiiv>r;. a r*r»onzi! high, and had push*/.": hi^ \ear's e;irn: n _• - i'( new reo.'vd pro;,.,: U.T;- of S2S0.482.16 bu' ht wasn't about to put the stamp oi greatness on .iu> tournament that made it p 'i :• * : lj 1 c — t h e I' , S . Professional M a t c h 1'by Chamtuonsh;]) It i- the fondest hope or thi- MniijM>r< and founder-; ID make the event one of pro ifi'irs major lounijmenK ; i ele\ate it to the status of the current BI<J Four—the ( s and Hriti.sh upon>. tin- Musters and K;A. "It can't be a major tournament under tins formal." Nicklaus said Sunday at 1 ." 1 ' disposing of Frank He..nj 2- and-1 in the final match and claiming the *4U,OUU fiiii- plair prize.. "\Ve only have 1C plaser.i In the 1'inaJs. Tht formatwa:; s e t up to aceoniodate tele\is;on. It can't be a mai'ir tournament unless, you ha\e more players than that competing ' The new complicated a>,l confusing formal wa.s devised after all the game's great names—Nicklaus. Arnold Palmer. Gary Player—v.eie eliminated prior to the televised ueeknd matche-. in last year's inaugural Match Phy Championship So th;s season it was sf up diltLvt'iilty lo assure fhai the top players would he playing on the weekend- whin the matches are televised. Kight players were given exempt status. They included the defending champion and the seven leaders off lasi year's point list. Kiyht more came out of the $100.000 Liggett & Myers Open, a regular slroke-piay tu-nt which was phiye*! Thursday through Sunday on the same 6,-988 yard, par .2 Country Club of North Carolina Course. The eight leaders after 36 holes in that tournament joined the eight exempt players in the match piay. Two roundso f match piuy were run off both Saturday and Sunday, sandwiched around the third and fourth rounds of the L & M. Leo's debut as Astro boss is big success By IIKRSCIIF.L NISSKNSON (AP Sports Writer) Leo Durocher says the Houston Astros can catch the Cincinnati Reds ... and Leo the Lip isn't talking through Harry Walker's hat. The 66-year-old Durocher is wearing his own hat these days as manager of the Astros and his debut Sunday- one day after Houston fired Harry "The Hat" Walker- was a winning one by an 8-2 score over Montreal. "The guys were all relaxed and happy," said Durocher, who was canned himself one month earlier by the Chicago Cubs. "It's been a long time since players, like most of the ball club did, came up and said congratulations and let's get 25 more." Even 25 more might not help the Astros, who remained eight games behind Cincinnati in baseball's National Loague West when the Reds trimmed Philadelphia 7-2. Elsewhere, Los Angeles made it. three in a row over Pittsburgh 7-4, Chicago battered San Francisco 9-3, the New York Mets walloped Atlanta 13-6 and St. Louis trounced Montreal 9-2. Durocher, who managed the New York Giants to a come- from-behind pennant against the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1951, said Cincinnati's "only weakness is that they have to lose and we havo to win." The Astros scored three runs in the second inning Sunday, three more in the third and Doug Rader hit a two-run homer in the eighth in support of Larry Dierker's eight-hit pitching. Durocher said he had no plans to return to baseball until the past weekend. "I was all set to go to Korea," he disclosed. "My wife and I had already taken our shots and were ready to take a couple of months' vacation. Lo and behold, at midnight Friday the telephone started ringing (Houston General Manager Spec Richardson) and it didn't stop until 3 a.m. "I was very happy to get the call. This team has speed, Leo does honors Leo Durocher, new manager of the Houston Astros' broke precedent Sunday as he took out the Astros' lineup to the umpires at home plate as the game against the Montreal Expos was about to start. Durocher has always before had someone else do the chore. Umpire Doug Harvey takes the lineup from Durocher. (AP Wirephoto) good defense and power. I like a running ball club, a hustling ball club, and I like speed." The Reds tagged Philadelphia's Wayne Twitchell for six extra-base hits in 5 1-3 innings, including two doubles and a triple by Pete Rose and a twa run homer by Denis Menke. Joe Morgan also hom- ered for the Reds, who have won 12 of their last 15 games in pulling away from Houston. Chris Cannizzaro lashed a tiebreaking two-run double with two out in the eighth inning as the Dodgers downed Pittsburgh. Despite their third consecutive setback, the Pirates still hold a 10-game lead over the Cubs. Cannizzaro's double followed an intentional walk to Bill Russell. Earlier, Frank Robinson hit a two-run single and Bill Buckner socked a two-run homer for the Dodgers while Pittsburgh's Roberto Clemente also drove in a pair of runs with a single and sacrifice fly. Shortstop Don Kessinger, who committed two damaging errors that helped San Francisco to a 3-0 lead, drilled a tiebreaking two-run single In the seventh as the Cubs overtook the Giants. Chicago wrapped it up with four runs in the eighth on Billy Williams' 28th homer and three consecutive bases- loaded walks. The Mets got home runs from John Milner, pitcher Tom Seaver, Tommie Agee and Ken Boswell and ended Atlanta's five-game streak as Seaver notched his 16th triumph. Seaver had a shutout until DarreH Evans belted a three-run homer In the seventh. St. Louis chased San Diego starter Clay Kirby with a six- run first inning, highlighted by pitcher Rick Wise's three- run double off Fred Norman. Jackson's heroics take A's close to first place .\irkltius tntphy By KEN RAPPOPORT (AP Sports Writer) Reggie Jackson has a pain in the ribs, but is just a pain in the neck to the Baltimore Orioles. "In a way, my injury is good because it's keeping me from swinging too hard," said Jackson after driving in both runs despite torn rib car- tileges as the Oakland A's beat the Orioles 2-1 Sunday. Jackson came back to work just last Friday night after spending two weeks on the disabled list. Obviously the layoff didn't hurt—Jackson hit a home run in his first appearance since Aug. 9. "I thought I might be a little rusty," said the slugger, who drove in Oakland's tying run with a single in the third inning and then the winning run with an eighth-inning double Sunday. "I never allowed myself to think that I might not be ready to come back, though. "Of course, I didn't expect to do what I've been doing." Oakland's victory kept both American League races in an extremely fidgety state. The A's moved within a half-game of Chicago in the West after the White Sox lost to the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 and the Orioles dropped to second in the Kast by \\< 2 games after the Detroit Tigers swept a doubleheader from the Minnesota Twins in two, 11- inning affairs, 5-3 and 1-0. Klsewhi-i'- in the American League, the Boston Red Sox trounced the Texas Rangers 10-3; the New York Yankees swept a doubleheader from the Kansas City Royals 7-6 and 9-8 in 16 innings and California nipped Cleveland 10 in 12 innings. * Jackson's heroics helped stop a Baltimore .jinx. The Orioles h;id won nine straight games in Oakland before Sunday "You can't win here all the time, 1 guess," said Baltimore Manager Ear] Weaver. George Scott's run-scoring single capped a two-run rally in the bottom of the ninth for Milwaukee. Scott's game- win/iing hit followed an RBI single bv John Felske that tied the gome 3-3. The crowd of 18,914 appeared to be White Sox- oriented, despite the fact that the game was played in Milwaukee. Chicago is within easy driving distance of Milwaukee. Detroit won both games on llth-inning home runs—Willie Horton hit one with a man on the opener and Aurelio Rodriguez reached the seats with the bases empty in the nightcap. Detroit's Joe Coleman pitched a brilliant second game, allowing just four hits over 11 innings. The Yankees won both their games in dramatic fashion. Johnny Callison .struck a tie- breaking, 407-foot single off the top of the bleacher wall in right-center with the bases loaded to pull out the opener in the ninth inning. Horace Clarke's bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the 16th, after Major league STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE East Pittsburgh Chicago New York SI. Louis Montreal Philadelphia Cincinnati Houston Los Angelei Atlanta W. 74 4G 65 57 62 56 59 61 55 65 44 76 L. Pet. G.B. .617 — .533 10 .525 11 .492 15 .458 19 .367 30 AMERICAN LEAGUE East W. L. Pet. West 76 45 69 54 65 57 San Francisco 54 San Diego 46 .628 — .561 8 55 .542 lO'/j 67 .460 20 i/i 6fl .439 23 75 .380 30 Detroit Baltimore Boston New York Cleveland Milwaukee Chicago Oakland Minnesota Kansas City California Texas 67 65 62 63 58 48 55 56 57 58 63 73 G.B. West 70 50 70 51 58 62 67 73 54 48 .549 .537 .521 .521 .479 .397 .583 .579 .508 .483 .446 .397 ts l'/j 3'/2 3'/ 2 8 V4 18'/j __ y. 9 12 1614 22',J S.D, Player Stahl Roberts Lee Colbert Gaston Thomas Kendall Stanley Arlin Acosta the Yankees had wasted several earlier scoring opportunities, gave them the second game. Reliever Lindy McDaniel allowed just one hit in seven innings of work to pick up Ms first victory of the year in the nightcap. Carlton Fisk drove in four runs with a homer and a single and Rico Petrocelli knocked In three runs with a homer and a double to power Boston over Texas. Pinch-hitter Winston Llenas delivered a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 12th to pull California and Nolan Ryan past Cleveland. Ryan allowed just six hits and struck out 10 in the 12 innings. SATURDAY (3) CARDS (9) AB R H Player AB R H 4 1 2 Brock 424 5 1 2 Cruz 1 0 1 300 2 1 0 300 000 Saturday's Results Atlanta 7. New York 6 Philadelphia 4, Cincinnati 3 Chicago 10, San Francisco 9, 10 innings Los Angeles 7, Pittsburgh 3 St. Louis 9, San Diego 3 Houston 6, Montreal 5 Sunday's Results Los Angeles 7. Pittsburgh 4 Cincinnati 7. Philadelphia 2 Chicago 9, San Francisco 3 New York 13. Atlanta 6 St. Louis 9. San Diego 2 Houston 8. Montreal 2 Monday's Games San Diego (Greif 5-13) at Pittsburgh (Moose 9-8, N New York (Strora 0-0) at Cincinnati (Nolan 13-2). N San Francisco (Marichal 5-14) at St. Louis (Durham 1-6), N Tuesday's Games Los Angeles at Chicago Sun Diego at Pittsburgh, N Montreal at Atlanta, N New York at Cincinnati, N Philadelphia at Houston, N San Francisco at St. Louis, N Saturday's Results Kansas City 6, Nesv York 3 Chicago 3-0, Milwaukee 1-4, 1st game. 13 Innings Detroit 5, Minnesota, 11 innings, 2nd game postponed, rain. Baltimore 5, Oakland 1 Boston 7, Texas 6 California 7, Cleveland 1 Sunday's Results New York 7-9, Kansas City 6-8, 2nd game, 16 innings Boston 10, Texas 3 Milwaukee 4, Chicago 3 Detroit 5-1, Minnesota 3-0, both games 11 innings Oakland 2, Baltimore 1 California 1, Cleveland 0, 12 innings Monday's Games Chicago (Lemonds 3-4) at Boston (Siebert 10-10), N Baltimore (Palmer 17-6 at Minnesota (Woodson 11-11), N Cleveland (Dunning 3-1) at Oakland (Blue 5-7), N Only Games Scheduled Tuesday's Games Texas at New York, twilight Chicago at Boston, N Kansas City at Milwaukee, N Baltimore at Minnesota, N Cleveland at Oakland, N Detroit at California, N 4 0 1 Crosby 4 0 1 Carbo 300 Torre 400 Maxvill „ „ _ 4 1 1 Simmons n 1 2 300 Alou 4 l 2 000 Anderson 5 1 1 1 o 0 Melendez 4 1 2 Schaeffer 100 Gibson 4 2 1 Sever'sen 1 0 0 Higglm 000 Bleary 000 Totals 34 3 7 Toals 33 "5 13 Inning 123458781 RUE S. D. 100000011—371 CARDS 14031000 x— 9 13 0 SUNDAY <2> CARDS (t) AB R H Player AB R H 4 1 2 Brock - - 402 Cruz 4 1 1 Crosby 302 Carbo S.D. Player Morales Roberts Lee Colbert Gaston Thomas Kendall Stanley Bleary Kirby Norman Jeter Ross Totals Inning S. D 0 0 Torre 0 0 Simmons 5 0 0 Melendez 3 523 000 5 1 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 200 Anderson 4 1 200 Maxvill 000 Wise 200 1 0 0 000 34 2 7 Totals 33 9 10 123496711 RHE 002000000—2 7 I Bounces off San Diego Padres Dave Roberts bounces off St. Louis Cardinals Ed Crosby at second as he breaks up a possible double play during the 8th inning Sunday. Padres Leron Lee tapped to Dwain Anderson at third who tossed to Crosby to force Roberts. Roberts hard slide into Crosby kept him busy as Lee went safely into first. The Cardinals won the game 9-2. (AP Wire- photo) Wise snaps Cards back By PAUL UBAR (AP Snorts writer) ST. LOUIS (AP)-Hard-luck Rick Wise, loser of 10 one-run decisions, took matters into his own hands in a laughter for the St. Lous Cardinals Sunday. The 6-foot-2, bespectacled right-hander slapped a three- run double climaxing a six- run Cards first inning that pulverized the San Diego Padres 9-2. Wise's seven-hit victory, his 16th complete game of the campaign, followed losses by 3-2 to the Padres and 1-0 to the Los Angeles Dodgers during the past two weeks. "It's good to win, that's all," commented the snakebitten pitcher, who fanned seven and intentionally walked the Padres' Nate Colbert in the leadoff inning. "Sometimes you've got to help yourself," added Wise, 12-14, who smacked a Fred Norman delivery over the head of Padres left fielder Leron Lee. St. Louis, which scored 32 runs in the four-game set. was helped considerably b> wildness on the part of Padres starter Clay Kirby, 1014, and Norman. Joe Torre walked with the bases full off Kirby to force across the first run, then Ted Simmons grounded out to score another and Luis Melendez walked prior to Dwain Anderson's UBIs single "Norman tried to turn the ball over on a fast ball," said Wise, whose hit followed still another walk, to Dal Maxvill. "The ball got out over the middle of the plate. I was just trying to meet it." Wise, whose one-run setbacks include five by 3-2 and two by 2-1, had already worked past one of two Padres threats when the Redbirds' explosion occurred. Jerry Morales and Dave Roberts opened the game with singles for San Diego, but Wise fanned Leron Lee as Roberts stole second. Then Wise intentionally passed Colbert before fanning Clarence Gaston and inducine; Derrel Thomas to ground out. San Diego broke through for its runs in the third when Morales and Colbert doubled around a Lee triple, but afterward Wise yielded only two singles. 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