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Alton Evening Telegraph Monday, Sept. 11, 1972 B-3 U.S. 'rooked' in Olympic crowning blow By BOB JOHNSON Associated Press Sports Editor MUNICH (AP) - The International Olympic Committee left Russia In possession of the basketball gold medal today but held open a remote chance that the U.S. protest could be upheld In February. The IOC also barred 11 Pakistani field hockey players from the Olympics for life — just as it had American dash- men Vince Matthews and Wayne Collett — for disrespectful behavior on the victory stand. An IOC spokesman said the United States had been asked for a written statement of its protest against Russia's 51-50 vicory, gained wih a baket sunk in extra seconds tacked on by officials at the end of the game. He said the protest would be studied at the IOC's next meeting at Lausanne, Switzerland, but he added the chance that it would be upheld was remote. It was the first time In history that the Uni5 ..•oed s'zhad lost an Olympic basketball game. The players voted not to accept the silver medal. The Russians and the third-place Cubans showed up for the medal presentation and the crowd booed when officials bearing the medals stood for a minute or so before the vacant No. 2 podium. The Pakistanis competed in Sunday's final field hockey game, which was won by West Germany 1-0. Pakistani players twirled their silver medals and faced away from the German flag when the national anthem was played. Pakistani fans nearly rioted. The crowd booed nd jeered. Mat hews and Collett slouched on the victory stand and turned away from the U.S. flag when the national anthem was played after their 1-2 finish in the 400-meter run. Although banned from the Olympics for life, they were allowed to keep their medals, and so were the Pakistanis. Earlier Monday, the International Field Hockey Federation suspended the Pakistan Hockey Federation and said it would take "grave sanctions'^ against the Pakistan Olympic team. Of the basketball final, Kevin Joyce, U.S. basketball star, said, "They've been trying to rook the Americans in the Olympics and they've finally done it" Whether the word "rooked" is exactly proper is up for grabs—about as much, i* seems as the we-won, they- won basketball game against the Soviet Union which, as far as the United States is concerned, will somehow symbolize these 20th Summer Games. Technically, although the Russians had already been awarded the gold medal, the outcome of the basketball game—which we won -i()-4n, then they won 51-50—was still in doubt this morning as the International Olympic Committee reviewed a U.S. protest, only hours before the closing ceremonies commenced. The U.S. loss of the basketball game—the first in 64 contests since the American-born sport was introduced to the Olympics in the 1936 Berlin Games—was the ultimate blow to the U.S. spirit which had taken a roller coaster ride since these Games began here Aug. 26. There were, of course, moments of incredible elation. The magnificent Mark Spitz with his seven gold medals led the way as America's a q u a k i d s dominated the swimming. And there was Sunday's final track-and-field competition, when Larry Black, Robert Taylor, Gerald Tinker and Eddie Hart blazed America to victory in the 400- meter relays and when Frank Shorter, a Munich-born Yale graduate, became the first U.S. winner of the marathon in 64 years. But as the thoughts of glory fade away, names like Rick DeMont, Vince Matthews and Wayne Collett will linger, along with other distasteful memories. It was Dcmont, a 16-year- old swimmer from San Rafael, Calif., who took a medication containing Ephedrine to combat his asthma—and was deprived of the gold medal he'd won in the 400-meter freestyle because U.S. team officials neglected 'to tell him to change medications since Ephedrine was banned by the IOC. It was Matthews and Collett, gold and silver medalists in the 400-meter dash, who breached Olympic decorum on the victory stand, chatting and relaxing during the playing of the national anthem, an action which brought out the wrath of the IOC, which barred them from the rest of the Games — and thus kayoed America's entry in the 1,600-meter relays. There were lesser controversies, too. Some, particularly U.S. boxing Coach No show The second-place stand, at left, remains center are the Soviet gold medalists empty in Munich, Sunday, as the U.S. and at right are the Cuban bronze medal team declined to appear for the Olym- winners. (AP Wirephoto by Cable from pic medal presentation in basketball. In Munich) UCLA stuns Huskers By HERSCHKL NISSENSON AP Sports Writer Has the Pacific-8 Conference earned the right to s triumph in first game of playoffs GLEN CARBON — The East Alton Vans won the first game of a two-best-of three series for the Illinois Inter City Baseball League championship, defeating Glen Carbon, 9-4, here Sunday. Larry Bellm was the winning pitcher, John Goddard the loser. Lee Davis and Mark Burris each had two hits for the winners with the latter including a triple. The Vans, champs of the Red Division, and Glen Carbon, Blue Division winners, will clash in their second game Sunday at East Alton, starting at 2 p.m. Major League NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING (350 at bats)— B.Williams, Chi, .342; Cedeno, H:n , .32!). RUNS—Morgan, Cln, 113; Bonds, SH. 101. RUNS BATTED IN—Stargetl, Pgh, 110; B.Williams, Chi, 102. HITS—B.Willlams, Chi. IT'S; Rose, Cln, 175; Brock, StL, 167. DOUBLES—Cedeno, Hill, 34. Montane*. Phi, 33. TRIPLES—Bowa, Phi, 12; Rose. Cin, 10. HOME RUNS—Colbert, SD, 37; Stargell, P«h. 33. STOLEN BASES—Brock, StL, 57; Morgan, Cin, 50; Cedeno, Htn, SO. PITCHING (13 Decisions)— Carlton Phi. 23-8. .741, 2.09 Blass, Pgh. 17-6, .739, 2.38. STRIKEOUTS—Carlton, Phi, 272; Seaver, NY, 206. AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING (350 at bats)— Carew. Min. .316; D.AIlen, Chi, .315. RUNS—Murcer, NY, 91; D.Allen, Chi, 2; Rudl, Oak, 82. RUNS BATTED IN—D.AIlen, Chi. 102; Murcer, NY. 85. HITS—Rudi, Oak, 1GO; Plniella. KC. 153. DOUBLES—Piniella, KC. 30; Murcer. NY. 27; D.Allen, Chi, 27. TRIPLES—Flsk, Bsn, ; RutU. Oak, 8; Blair, Bui, 7; Murcer, NY, 7. HOME RUNS—D.Allen, CM. 33; Murcer. NY, 27. STOLEN BASES—D.Nelson, Tex. 39; Campautris, Oak. 38. PITCHING (13 Decisions)— Tiant. Bsn, 11-4, .733, 2.07 Hunter. Oak. 19-7. .730. 2.02. STRIKEOUTS—N.Ryun, C a 1 . 260; Lollch, Oct. 213. call itself THE Big Eight? At the very least, the Pac-8 can claim college football's big two following a dramatic opening weekend which saw unheralded UCLA upset top- ranked Nebraska's two-time national champions 20-17 and eighth ranked Southern California demolish fourth- rated Arkansas 31-10. The Big Eight made a big show last season when Nebraska, Oklahoma and Colorado rolled to an unprecedented 1-2-3 sweep in the final Associated Press rankings—including bumper stickers reading "1 plus 2 plus 3 equals Big Eight" — but there's little doubt the spotlight is on the West Coast for the time being. Six other members of the preseason Top Twenty—the others weren't scheduled — came through their openers unscathed, but some had to struggle. Second • ranked Colorado fought off stubborn California 20-10, No. 7 Alabama pulled away from Duke in the second half 35-12, ninth-rated Washington needed a late touchdown to nose out Pacific 13-6, No. 15 Tennessee blitzed Georgia Tech 34-3 and No. 19 Florida State used two long bombs to defeat Pitt 19-7. "We're all sorry to have the streak broken," said Coach Bob D e v a n e y , whose Nebraska team had won two consecutive national titles while winning 23 straight games and going unbeaten in 32, "but UCLA played a fine game against us. We didn't play as well as UCLA, but we can't dwell on a loss." Although the Bruins nad leads of 10-0 and 17-10, they •needed Mexican-bom Efren Herrera's 30-yard field goal with 22 seconds left to produce the triumph. Nebraska's offense, directed by sophomore quarterback David Humm, coughed up three fumbles and Humm had two passes intercepted. Southern Cal, bouncing back from a couple of off-years, thrashed highly touted Arkansas with Mike Rae completing 18 of 24 passes for 269 yards, Rod McNeill rushing for 117 and two touchdowns and super soph linebacker Richard Wood leading a defense that kept Arkansas passing whiz Joe Ferguson under control. "If they don't go unbeaten, then something's wrong." said Ferguson. Coach John McKay of Southern Cal just might agree with him. "This team is not void of talent," he understated. "1 think this team has more talent than the Pete Beathard- Willie Brown group back in the early '60s." Colorado's defense was guilty of sloppy tackling against California and let sophomore quarterback Steve Bartkowski complete 24 of 49 passes for 2(H yards. But a Colorado rookie, linebacker Ed Shoen, came up with a big play in the third period, returning an intercepted pass 48 yards for the touchdown that gave the Buffs a 17-3 lead. Record-breaking runner Charlie Davis gained 151 Bobby Lewis, felt America's poor showing in the ring—just one gold and three bronzes- was the result of judges who voted not on what they saw but on how their politics ran. And when Hart and Rey Robinson showed up too late for their qualifying heats in the 100-meter dash, some felt it was the result not of incompetence on the part of U.S. track officials but of noncooperation and schedule mishandling b y Olympic organizers. But it ail ends up as one rather large moot point. What stands out, among other things, is that, after Sunday's competition, the medals race went to the Soviet Union, with a total of 99, including 50 golds. The United States came in second with 33 golds, 30 silvers and 30 bronzes for 93 medals. East Germany was next with 66 medals, 20 of them gold. The basketball game had all the intrigue and confusion of a Russian-American spy encounter. The United States, trailing the entire game, seemed to have it won when Illinois State's Doug Collins sank two free throws with three seconds remaining. Russia tossed the ball In, called time out with one second left, then tried a desperation shot that never came close. It was jubilation time for Coach Hank Iba and his kids. Or was it? Some official- some say it was a referee, others claim it was Dr. R. William Jones, the British secretary - general of the In- ternat ional Amateur Basketball Federation—ruled that, because of the confusion, Russia still had three seconds left. So the Russians tossed the ball in again, this time a length-of-the-floor pass to Aleksander Belov, who out- muscled two Yanks under the Soviet basket and flipped the ball in at the horn for the deciding points. "We of the United States," said team manager Herb Mols as the protest was filed, "would like to commend the Russians for their play for 39 minutes and 57 seconds. We have never heard, however, of a game being played for 40 minutes and three seconds " Joyce, a University of South Carolina senior, provided a glimpse of what was to come. "We voted quickly and unanimously," he said right after the game, "not to take the silver medal since we legally and morally won the gold." The Yanks stood by their own vote. They boycotted the medal ceremonies. And although the Russians got a few boos and derisive whistles along with their cheers, America was booed loud and long by the spectators when the silvers were "presented" to the vacant U.S. victory stand. The American relay aces and Shorter took their medals gleefully. "We are the four fastest humans in the world!" exulted Taylor after he and his team- Red Sox swee p, lead By BERT ROSENTHAL AP Sports Writer Eddie Kasko always has been known for his diplomacy, and he certainly won't change now that his Boston Red Sox have their biggest lead of the season in the tight four-team American League East pennant race. "I couldn't pick out a single aspect as to why we're in front," the tactful Kasko.said Sunday after the Red Sox had swept a doubleheader from Cleveland 5-1 in 12 innings and 2-0, increasing their lead to 1% games over runnerup Baltimore. "We've been getting good pitching for quite a while," added the Boston manager. "But if I said the pitchers were doing it, the hitters would get mad. It's been a combination of everything." Baltimore, winner of the East championship the past three years, blanked Milwaukee 2-0 as Jim Palmer scattered seven hits for his 19th victory. The New York Yankees, in fourth place, 2% games back, dropped Detroit from second to third, two games behind Boston, stopping the Tigers 50 on Mel Stottlemyre's three- hitter. Oakland, seeking its second straight West Division title, increased its lead to 3'/& games over Chicago, trouncing the Texas Rangers 7-2 while the White Sox were losing to California 5-1. Kansas City downed Minnesota 3-1 in the other AL game. Boston's two victories over Cleveland gave the Red-hot Red Sox 14 triumphs in their last 17 games and a 46-26 record since July 1, when they were 7% games back. Rookie Carlton Fisk's 20th homer of the season enabled Boston to break a 1-1 tie against Cleveland in the 12th inning of their opener. A walk, two singles, a two-run eiTor by Jack Brohamer and Luis Aparicio's bunt single gave Boston its final three runs and former National Leaguer Bob Veale his first AL triumph. Rookie John Curtis, gained his 10th victory in 16 decisions since being called up from the minors late in May, shackling the Indians on five hits in the second game. Aparicio contributed a solo homer. Palmer's shutout moved him within one victory of his third straight 20-victory season and was the 20th by Baltimore pitchers this season. The first Baltimore run scored on an error by Milwaukee catcher Ellie Rodri- yards and tallied Colorado's first TD on a one-yard run. Second-half touchdowns by Terry Davis, Steve Bisceglia and Willie Jackson enabled Alabama to pull away from Duke after a 14-12 halftime lead. OREGON 7 fl (i 0—22 MISSOURI 0 H 7 3—-'4 SCORING O—Anderson 2 run (Woodward kick) O—SpeclH :i pass from Fouls (kick failed) M—.Johnson 5 pass from Cherry (Hill kick) M—Sharp 22 pass from Cherry (Hill kick) O—Woodward FG 2!) M—Mosoley 37 pass interception (Hill kick) o—Spurlu 51 pass from Fonts (['ass failed) M—Hill FG :il STATISTICS O INI First downs 1:1 22 Yards rushinfi s-l l!5!l Yards passing Fumbk's IOM Confusion IS-3-1 5-10-1 1 :i U.S. basketball coach Hank Iba, third from right, with dark jacket, joumalists and Olympic security men, with white caps, crowd around referees and officials in a scene of contusion after the Soviet Union scored a confusing "second chance" basket with two seconds left to win a 51-50 final match of the Olympic Games basketball tournament against the United Stales. (AP Wircphoto) ' Unitas sparks Colt victory Hast Florida St. 17, Pittsburgh 7 Lchlgh 44. Hofstra 13 Syracuse 17, TiMnplu 10 Witst Virginia 25. Villanova 6 South Alabama 35, l)ukc- 12 Auburn 14, Mississippi St 3 Ck'iuson 13. Culadel 0 Grumbling Col b. Morgan State 0 Maryland 24. No Carolina St 24 North Carolina 2. Richmond 18 Tampa 21, Toledo 0 Tennessee 34, Georgia Tech 3 Virginia 24, S Carolina Iti Wake l-'orcst 2li. Davidson 20 William & Mary 31, l-'urman Univ 7 Midwest Akron 13. Kent Stato 13 Cincinnati 10, Indiana Stale 7 Kansas St 21. Tulsa 13 Missouri 24. Oregon 22 Northern Illinois 21. Illinois St Univ 7 Ohio 26, Cent Michigan 21 Texas AS.-M 38, Wichliu State Washington Si. 18. Kansas 17 Wesl Michigan 28. Long Bvacn St 20 Southwest Rice 14, Houston 13 Southern Cal 31. Arkansas 10 Far Wen Arizona 17, Colo State 0 Colorado 20. California 10 San Diego Slate 17, Oregon Slate By TKD MKIICK AP Spoils Writer Old Johnny U. is back on the beam. That could mean the Baltimore Colts again will be contenders in the National Football League race that starts next Sunday. Johnny U., as veteran 39- year-old Johnny Unitas is called, sparked the Colts to a 20-13 victory over the Denver B.oncos in one of five exhibition games Sunday that ended the NFL preseason campaign. Unitas' passing and signal calling accounted for two first half touchdowns that gave the Colts a 20-10 lead at intermission. The Colt defense took over in the last two quarters. Don McCafferty, the Balti- more coach, was happy with Unitas and his defensive stalwarts. "Now we're looking forward to next week. I'm glad the preseason is over." The C'olts open at home against St. Louis. In the other openers next Sunday, Miami is at Kansas City, Atlanta at Chicago, Cincinnati at New England, Green Bay at Cleveland, Houston at Denver, New Orleans at Los Angeles, New York Giants at Detroit, Oakland at Pittsburgh, New York Jets at Buffalo, Philadelphia at Dallas and San Diego at S;in Francisco. Washington plays at Minnesota u week from tonight in the first Monday night clash of the regular season. The Giants downed Cleveland 28-21, New England 14-14 in the other games on tripped Detroit 34-30, Miami lne final day of the exhibition campaign shaded Minnesota 21-19 Houston and New Orleans tied START OFF RIGHT WITH A NEW FURNACE & CENTRAL AIR by "ARMSTRONG" COMMUNITY Plumbing & Heating !•>!•« Kstiiuutro — Bethaltu — I'h. 377-9'J'ia 8 H UCLA 20. Nebraska 17 Utah Stale 48, New Mexico Washington 13. Pacific U 6 Wyoming 30. Idaho St 14 LEADS TH 01 ii JM-SIMY COMMAND EMMAND )ry&Natura Hair Control HAIR CONTROL For Men 7-oz. Reg.SI.49 i nv*h 79< COMMAND DEODORANT FOR MEN Reg. S 1.59 79' Pnce> GOOJ thru Sur.doy, Sept. 17. 1972 YOUR PRESCRIPTION CORNERS guez, and Terry Crowley singled in the second run. NATIONAL LEAGUE Pittsburgh Chicago New York St. Louis Montreal Philadelphia Cincinnati Houston Los Angeles Atlanta San Francisco San Diego East W. L. 86 48 75 61 69 64 64 72 62 72 49 86 West 83 53 75 60 73 62 64 73 60 77 51 83 Pet. .642 .551 .519 .471 .463 .363 .610 .556 .541 .467 .438 .381 G.B. 12 16'/j 23 24 37% _ 7'/z 9"z 191/j 231/2 31 Saturday's Results New York 3. St. Louis 1 San Francisco 2, Cincinnati 1 Chicago 7, Philadelphia 4 Pittsburgh 8. Montreal 3 Los Angeles 4, Houston 0 Only games scheduled. Sunday's Results Montreal 8. Pittsburgh 2 New York 3, St. Louis 2 Chicago 5, Philadelphia 3 Los Angeles 3, Houston 2 Cincinnati 8-2, San Francisco 7-8 San Diego 1-1. Atlanta 0-4 Monday's Games New York (McAndrew 10-5) at Philadelphia (Carlton 23-8), N St. Louis (Palmer 0-2) at Montreal (Moore 7-7), N Houston (Wilson 11-8) at Los Angeles (Downing 8-7), N Only games scheduled. Tuesday's Games Pittsburgh at Chicago New York at Philadelphia, N St. Louis at Montreal, N Cincinnati at Atlanta, N Los Angeles at San Francisco, Only games scheduled. AMERICAN LEAGUE Hast Boston Baltimore Detroit New York Cleveland Milwaukee Oakland Chicago Minnesota Kansas City California Texas W. 73 73 72 Ti 62 54 West 79 76 67 66 63 51 L. 60 63 63 6-1 73 82 55 59 66 67 72 84 Pet. .549 .537 .533 .529 .459 .397 .590 .563 .504 .496 .467 .378 G.B. _ Hi 2 2'/i 12 201/j 31/2 1 1 '/i 12i/i 161/j 281/2 Saturday's Results Cleveland 2,-Boston 1, 10 innings Baltimore 2-8, Milwaukee 1-0 Texas 3, Oakland 2 New York 3, Detroit 1 Chicago 3. California 2 Minnesota 3, Kansas City 2, 13 Innings Sunday's Results New York 5, Detroit 0 California 5. Chicago 1 Kansas City 3. Minnesota 1 Baltimore 2, Milwaukee 0 Oakland 5-2, Cleveland 1-0. 1st game 12 innings Monday's Games Oakland (Blue 5-8 and Morlen 2-4) at Minnesota (J. Perry 12-14 and Blyleven 12-16). 2 twi-night Milwaukee (Colborn 7-5) at Baltimore (Cuellar 15-10). N Boston (Slebert 12-11) at Cleveland (Tldrow 13-13), N New York (Kline 15-6) at Detroit (Scherman 6-2), N Chicago (Bradley 13-13) at Kansas City (Splittorff 11-10), N Only names scheduled. Tuesday's Games Boston at New York. N Cleveland at Milwaukee, N Oakland at Minnesota. N Chicago at Kansas City, N Baltimore at Detroit. N Texas at California. N mates had equalled the world and Olympic 400-meter relay record of 38.19 seconds. Shorter couldn't have been happier about the end of the 26-mile, 385-yard marathon— not only because he'd won It but that it was, in fact, over. "You feel so bad for so long," he said. The University of Florida law student covered the distance in 2 hours, 12 minutes, 19.7 seconds—then was "beaten" by a West German boy who fooled guards—and a lot of spectators—by trotting into the stadium and around the track. Shorter made one unscheduled stop along the way, a brief detour at the first refreshment stop. "Some Ethiopian grabbed my soda pop and I had to go for another," he explained. Finland's Lasse Virin, who had won the 10,000 meters earlier, became a double-gold medalist by winning the 5,000 meters. And another Finn, Pekka Vasala, deprived Kip Keino of a repeat winner in the 1,500 meters, beating the Kenyan by a stride. Steve Prefontaine of Coos Bay, Ore., the leader with barely a lap to go, faded to fourth. The lone boxing gold medalist was light- welterweight Ray Seales, a 20-year-old Tacoma, Wash., southpaw who got plenty of encouragement from his mother, Belencita, en route to h i s split-decision victory against Bulgarian Anghel Anghelov. "Hit him, hit him!" his mother shouted from her ringside seat in a voice that carried over the cheers of the spectators. "That's it ... do it again!" Seales jabbed well in the first two rounds and decked Anghelov with a speedy combination 30 seconds from the end of the second, then the Bulgarian retaliated—but not quite enough —with strong in-fighting in the third round. Seales got the votes of British, Panamanian and Korean judges while judges from Poland and Cuba gave the nod to Anghelov. The three bronzes went to Indianapolis middleweight Marvin Johnson, New York bantamweight Ricardo Carreras and Houston welterweight Jesse Valdez, who had been eliminated in Friday's semifinals. The last time archery was an Olympic sport was 1920. It couldn't have been reintroduced to the Games at a more opportune time for the United States. Americans won golds in both the men's and women's divisions. John Williams of Cranesville, Pa., an Army private first class stationed at Ft. Meyer, won his with a world-record 2,528 points out of a possible 2,600 and Doreen Wilbur of Jefferson, Iowa, won her's with a 2,424 score. 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