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Tuesday, Sept. 12,1972 Strife-ridden Olympics close It's over Flagbearers of nations that participated in the 20th Olympic Games enter the Munich Olympic stadium Monday night for closing ceremonies, as the Olympic sign flashes on Scoreboard overlooking 80,000 spectators who attended the ceremonies. (AP Wirephoto via cable from Munich) By GEOFFREY MILLER MUNICH (AP) — Lord Kill- anin of Ireland took over today as the new president of the International Olympic Committee with a briefcase full of problems to be solved before the next Olympic Games in Montreal in 1976. The Games of the XX Olympiad, bloodstained by murder and rocked by political strife, ended in Munich's Olympic Stadium Monday. As the Olympic flame was extinguished and the Olympic flag came down, Avery Brundage stepped down too—after 20 years as IOC president. KiHanln and his committee now have to think about the Olympics of the future. One of their problems is the sheer growth of the games. In the Munich Olympics about 8,000 athletes competed, attended by 2,000 coaches and team officials, and more than 4,000 journalists and photographers came from all parts of the world. With the whole world watching on television, the games have become a platform on which political quarrels are aired and nationalist aims pursued. For tw> weeks before the games began the black African countries fought to stop the Rhodesian team from competing. In the end they succeeded. That, the critics said, was the first big dent in the image of the Olympics, which had always striven to be free of political pressures. Then, when the Olympics had been in progress for 10 days, the friendly atmosphere of Olympic village was shattered by the Arab guerrillas who broke in with submachine guns and held members of the Israeli team as hostages. On that day 11 Israelis died— either murdered in their quarters in the village or shot down in the gun battle between the Arabs and German police at a nearby air base late in the evening. Many believed the games would be abandoned. Some thought the Olympics might never start again. But Brundage, speaking at a memorial service for the dead Israelis the next morning,, announced the games "must go on." With flags at half staff but the flame still burning in its cauldron in the stadium, the Olympics continued under a dark shadow. When the shootings and the political wrangling had been left behind, the IOC stamped hard on athletes who were judged to have 1 broken the Olympic code. Vince Matthews and Wayne Collett, Americans who won the gold and silver medals, respectively, in the 400 meters, were banned from further Olympic competition for life because they turned their backs on the American flag during the medals ceremony. All 11 members of the Pakistan field hockey squad were given a similar ban for failing to stand to attention for the West German national anthem. West Germany had upset Pakistan, the defending champions, 1-0, in the final. Rick DeMont, 16-year-old American swimmer, was de- prived of his gold medal in the 400 meters freestyle after failing a drugs test. When it came down to the sports themselves the main talking point was the decline of the United States in the face of a growing challenge from the athletes of Europe. Track and field events which Americans previously had dominated—the sprints, the pole vault and the discus throw—went this time to Eastern Europe. The Americans even lost the basketball title—the sport they gave to the world. Russia beat the United States 51-50 in a dramatic final with bitter overtones. The Americans filed a protest and refused to accept the silver medals. The 1972 Olympics produced athletes whose names will be talked about for years to come. Valery Borzov, the red- vested Russian, won both the 100 and 200 meters sprints— the first non-American ever to achieve the feat. Renate Stecher, an East German housewife, scored a similar double in the women's sprints. Kip Keino of Kenya failed to keep his 1,500 meters title, beaten into second place by Finland's Pekka Vasala. But Keino scored a tremendous victory in the 3,000 meters steeplechase, an event he took up only this year. Mark Spitz, the mustachioed Californlan, smashed all Olympic records by winning seven gold medals in swimming. Russia led the overall • medals tabulation with 50 golds, 27 silvers and 22 bronzes—a total of 99. The United States collected 94 medals, but only 33 of them were gold. East Germany won 20 gold medals and West Germany and Japan 13 each. Baltimore closes East gap By HAL BOCK AP Sports Writer Baseball is going through its annual September Song and as the days dwindle down to a precious few, the chase for the American League East pennant gets whackier and whackier. Front-running Boston, for example, had its lead trimmed to one-half game by losing to . Cleveland 6-5 Monday night on a sacrifice fly that turned into a double play. And Baltimore closed the gap with a 3-2 victory over Milwaukee, thanks to a friendly foul pole that turned a potential home run into a long strike. Cleveland's winning run against the Red Sox came on a sacrifice fly that outfielder Ben Oglivie dropped and then cleverly turned into a double play. The DP erased what would have been an error for the rookie outfielder, but the fly ball got home the run that beat Boston. Meanwhile, Baltimore used Boog Powell's first home run in more than three weeks to trip Milwaukee. But the Birds had a ninth inning scare as ninch hitter Joe Lahoud crashed a two-out shot Into the right field bleachers barely foul A few feet the other way, and the Orioles would have been on the short end of the score. The other AL East contenders splashed through 5% innings before the rain took over and the Yankees beat the Tigers 4-2. The victory moved New York into third place, 1% games behind Boston. Detroit slipped to fourth, two games off the Red Sox' pace. In the AL West, Chicago moved to within two games of Oakland by beating Kansas City 2-1 while the A's were losing a doubleheader to Minnesota, 2-1 and 3-2. Texas and California weren't scheduled. Only three National League games were played Monday night. The New York Mets trimmed Philadelphia and Steve Carlton, 4-2, Montreal shut out St. Louis 4-0 and Houston topped Los Angeles 4-3. The Red Sox flexed their muscles with home runs by Carl YastrzemsM, Reggie Smith, Carlton Fisk and even relief pitcher Bill Lee while Jack Brohamer and Tom McCraw connected for the Indians. The score was 5-5 In the sixth following Lee's homer when the Indians scored the deciding run. Cleveland loaded the bases on Buddy Bell's single, a hit batsman, a sacrifice and an intentional walk. Then Roy Foster filed to Oglivie. The rookie dropped the ball but recovered in time to force Jack Heidemann at third and when Foster passed another runner on the base-paths, he also was declared out. But Bell scored on the play and the damage had been done. Baltimore did its offensive damage on Powell's three-run homer in the fourth Inning. It was No. 18 this season but his first since Aug. 21. There is absolutely no truth to the report that Manager Ralph Houk was seen doing a rain dance in the New York dugout as the Yankees waited out a one-hour, 43-minute delay with the lead secure and the game official. Finally, the umpires decided to call it, giving Steve Kline his 16th victory. Consecutve fourth Inning homers by Bobby Murcer and Felipe Alou gave New York the lead for keeps. Murcer's homer was his 28th of the year and one of three hits in the game for the Yankee center fielder. Alou's shot was the 200th of his major league career. In the AL West, Chicago chopped 1% games off Oakland's edge by nipping Kansas City while the A's were losing a pair to Minnesota. Dick Allen's 34th home run —a White Sox' record — accounted for all the Chicago runs and Tom Bradley allowed just three hits for the victory. Allen, the AL's leader in homers, runs batted in (104) and second in batting average (.316), connected hi the first inning and Bradley protected the slim edge into the ninth. When Steve Hovely tagged a KC homer in the ninth, Terry Forster came on to get the final out. Rich Reese's ninth inning double drove home the deciding run in the opener for Minnesota after Oakland had tied the score on a two-out homer by Sal Bando in the top of the ninth. Danny Thompson singled in the bottom of the ninth and then raced homer on Reese's two-base hit. In the nightcap, Reese drove in the winning run again, this time drawing a bases-loaded walk with two out in the eighth inning. Bert Blyleven earned the victory with a six-hitter. Ironically, Reese was a defensive replacement in both games. Alton High harriers beat Parkway, 22-36 Alton High School defeated Parkway North of St. Louis, 22-36, here Monday in a dual cross country meet at Rock Spring Golf Course. Mark Swift of Alton was the winner over the three-mile course in the time of 16:25. Ron Bligh of Alton was second at 16:37. Other Alton runners in the top 10 were Rick Evans (4th), Darrell Kelley (7th), Lindell Hicks (8th) and Gene Hack (9th). Alton is in a quadrangular meet Wednesday at Belleville against Belleville West, House Springs (Mo.) and Northwest of St. Louis. Mackey says 'nope' to retirement talk By GORDON BEARD AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) - John Mackey, voted the best tight end during the first 50 years of pro football, refuses to be a part-time player for the Baltimore Colts. But the veteran of nine seasons in the National Football League denies a club statement that he has retired from the sport. The Colts announced Mackey had retired Monday after reporting they had been unsuccessful in attempting to trade the 30-year-old tight end to any of the other 12 American Conference teams. Mackey denied he had retired and also charged that the Colts had refused to place him on waivers or release ten outright "If no one wants me," Mackey said, "I don't understand why they don't release me or put me on waivers. They have nothing to lose." "I haven't retired," Mackey said. "I'm healthy, able and looking for a new team ... and new coach. If I'm not given an opportunity to play, it's like preventing me from earning a living." Mackey, president of the National Football League Players Association, said his lawyers were checking into aspects of his case. He also reported that Ed Garvey, executive director of the players' union, would talk with the league office today. Mackey said he asked to be traded during the off- season, and then reiterated Poor baserimning aid in Cards' loss MONTREAL (AP) - The Montreal Expos used the six- hit pitching of Balor Moore and some careless base running by the St. Louis Cardinals to put together a 4-0 shutout of the Red Birds Monday night. Moore, 21 and 0-2 against (be Cardinals in two previous gomes, pitched perfect baseball the first three in- Dings and was blessed by some weird happenings on the bases in the St. Louis half of the fourth. With Montreal leading 3-0, Lou Brock led off with a double but was later caught between third and home when Mike Tyson singled to center. Luis Melendez lined out for fee second out, but then Joe Torre tried to spark a rally Wth a single apparently driv- feg to Tyson with the first l run of the game. The however appealed to Bill Williams who ruled that Tyson had Iprgotten to touch third base 0 ]& way to score. £Tys0fl said he scraped the -^ irttb his back foot," said Manager Red "But I'm not called tie with St. Louis in the National League's East Division. Moore. (8-7) struck out nine in handing the Cardinals their eighth loss to Montreal in 14 meetings this season. Montreal's first-baseman Mike Jorgensen provided three of the Expos' four runs with a two-run double and a solo homer off losing pitcher Lowell Palmer (0-3). Jorgensen's blast, his 12th of the year, was a high shot that carried over the right-field fence. It was his third homer since the Expos opened their current homestand last Friday against Pittsburgh. The Expos led early when they came up with two quick runs in the first when Jorgensen doubled in Ken Singleton and Ron Fairly who both reached base on singles. CARDS (0) Player AB B H Brock 402 Tyson 4 o I MONT. (4) Player AB R H Day Foil Melendez 400 Singleton 3 Torre . - - - . Luboy Humph'y 4 0 (i 0 2 2 3 1 2 JuUt Roque Anderton 300 0 2 Fairly 200 Jorg »on 3 1 300 Laboy 2 0 300 Palmer Stein Bare Reitz Tories Mont 0 0 0 0 0 0 a fourth-place 100 1 0 1 000 1 0 0 000 Total* 30ofl Totals 31 4 8 featafi l*»4««7*» KHE CARDS 000000000—0 6 1 MONT. 2 <Ll 0 1 0 0 0 x— 4 8 0 2 <Ll h his request Monday after being told by Coach Don McCafferty that Tom Mitchell would start at tight end in next Sunday's NFL season opener. "I asked them to put me on waivers if they couldn't made a deal," Mackey said, "but McCafferty said he didn't want to put a player of my stature on waivers." "I don't know why not," Mackey said sarcastically, "when I'm only a second-stringer and no one wants me." Under NFL rules, trades at this time of year are only possible within the two conferences. But if Mackey were to be placed on waivers or released, he could be picked up by a team in the National Conference. Mackey was not the only player to express his opinion about his coach. Veteran fullback Tom Woodeshick, cut by the Philadelphia Eagles, said he was "extremely bitter" at coach Ed Khayat. Woodeshick said the Eagles are "completely demoralized" under Khayat. "The military discipline of Khayat is completely contrary to lifestyles of the Eagles. They haven't been able to accept the mandate of short hair and wini^-tipped shoes." The Eagles also cut another veteran fullback Jim Nance, the leading ground gainer in the old AFL with the Boston Patriots, along with defensive end Don Brunim and linebacker Will Foster. Other NFL clubs also got down to the 40-player limit tor the opening of the regular season Sunday. Today is the deadline to reach the limit. Dallas reached the limit by putting five on no-recall waivers, linebacker Lee Roy Cafi'ev, guard Brian Goodman, running back Harvey Phillips and wide receivers Charles McKee and Robert West. Atlanta cut punter Billy Lothridge, one of the original Falcons, along with quarterback Leo Hart, tackle Steve Okoniewski and running back Bill Holland. Linebacker Steve Kiner of Washington, linebacker Ralph Heck of the New York Giants, wide receiver John Spills of Grefca Bay aod defensive back Dennis Pete of Cincinnati were among other players cut. Major ieaguej STANDINGS W. L. 86 48 75 61 70 64 64 73 63 72 49 87 West 83 53 76 60 73 63 64 73 60 77 51 83 Pet. .642 .551 .522 .467 .467 .360 .610 .559 .537 .467 .438 .381 G.B. 12 16 23 y. 2V/2 38 _ 7 10 19'/ 2 23 Vi 31 NATIONAL LEAGUE East Pittsburgh Chicago New York St. Louis Montreal Philadelphia Cincinnati Houston Los Angeles Atlanta Snn Francisco 60 San Diego Monday's Results New York 4, Philadelphia 2 Montreal 4, St. Louis 0 Houston 4, Los Angeles 3 Only games sceduled Today's Games New York (Webb 0-0) at Philadelphia (Reynolds 2-12), N St. Louis (Santorinl 6-10) at Montreal (Morotn 6-13), N Los Angeles (John 11-5) at San Francisco (Bryant 11-6), N Cincinnati (Simpson 8-5) at Atlanta (Freeman 2-0), N Pittsburgh (Ellis 13-7) at Chicago (Hooton 9-12) Only games scheduled Wednesday's Gomes St. Louis at Montreal, N New York at Philadelphia, N Major League :AN LEAGUE Hast W. L. 73 fil 74 63 73 64 72 6-t 63 73 54 83 West 7!) 57 77 59 tii) 6(i (if. 68 63 72 Pet. .545 .540 .533 .529 .463 .394 .5R1 .56(5 .511 .493 .4f>7 G.B. — \L l'/2 2 11 20!/2 __. 2 0' j 12 15 W Happy end Athletes crowd the track of the Munich Monday night. (AP Wirephoto via cable Olympic Stadium during the closing from Munich) ceremony of the 20th Olympic Games Athletes arm-in-arm on Games' final day By KAROL STONGER Associated Press Sports Writer MUNICH (AP) - The organizers planned it solemnly, but the athletes made the closing Olympic ceremony their own- joyously. Olympians from Great Britain formed a human chain and snake danced their way into the stadium as if determined to end the Summer Games on a happy note instead of to the strains of tragedy that struck just a week ago. Competitors from other countries mingled hand-in- hand, arm-in-arm, shoulder to shoulder in animated conversation and gestures of good will as flags of all nations wreathed the 80,000- seat Stadium, signaling international unity. But one nation—Israel—was represented only by a placard. Eleven of its team died at the hands of Arab terrorists last Tuesday. The others returned home with their dead comrades. One flag—that of Israel- flew at half staff as a memorial. Avery Brundage strode to a platform and bade farewell to the XX Olympiad and 20 years as president of the International Olympic Committee. He left with one hand leaning heavily on the shoulder of an escort. There was a moment of silence in memory of the dead Israelis. The lights dimmed and the Olympic flame that had burned 17 days flickered, then was extinguished. Cannoneers gave a five-gun salute, the official Olympic flag was lowered and the Olympic anthem was played. Pomp and circumstance then gave way to the athletes—some proud owners of Olympic medals, others just happy for the opportunity to compete. Some athletes grabbed torches from the hands of boy scouts who bad been part of the processional and began darting about. Others hoisted fellow Olympians to their shoulders and sprinted while still more proudly paraded the red maple leaf of Canada— site of the 1976 games. But once a patch of marigolds in the center of the arena had been picked as souveniers and yellow-coated trash collectors converged on the scene, the crowd, which seemed to enjoy the youthful cutting-up as a finale to 17 tense days, began to disperse. Football poll The Top Twenty teams, with first-place votes in parentheses, season records and total points. Points based on 20-18-16-14-12-109-8, etc.: 1. USC (13) 2. Colorado (12) 3. Ohio State (5) -«. Oklahoma (12) 5. Alabama 6. Penn State (1) 7. Tennessee (1) 8. UCLA (4) 9. LSU 10. Nebraska (1) 11. Michigan 12. Washington (1) 13. Arizona State ' 14. Notre Dame 15. Texas 16. Georgia 17. Arkansas 18. Purdue 19. Mississippi 20. Florida State Others receiving votes, listed alphabetically: Air Force, Auburn, Boston College, Dartmouth, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa State, Louisville, Michigan State, North Carolina, San Diego State, Stanford, Syracuse, Texas A & M, Texas Christian, West Virginia. (1-0) 779 (1-0) 769 (0-0) 710 (0-0) 694 (1-0) 528 (0-0) 473 (1-0) 426 (1-0) 415 (0-0) 375 (0-1) 344 •(0-0) 199 (1-0) 186 (0-0) 174 (0-0) 162 (0-0) 132 (0-0) (0-1) (0-0) (0-0) (1-0) 81 79 55 43 40 NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING (350 at bats)— B.Williams, Chi, .342; Cedeno, Htn, 327. RUNS— Morgan, Cin, 113; Bonds, SF, 101. RUNS BATTED IN— Stargell, Pgh, 110; B. Williams, Chi, 102. HITS— B.WIlllams, Chi, 175; Rose, Cin, 175; Brock. StL, 169. DOUBLES— Cedeno, Htn, 34; Montanez, Phi, 33. TRIPLES— Bowa, Phi. 12; Rose, HOME RUNS— Colbert, SD, 37; Stargell, Pgh, 33. STOLEN BASES— Brock, StL, 57; Morgan, Cin, 50; Cedeno, Htn, 50. PITHCING (13 Decisions)— Blass, Pgh, 17-6, .739, 2.38 Marshall, Mon, 14-5, .736, 1.70 Nolan, Cin, 14-5, .736, 2.05. STRIKEOUTS— Carlton. Phi, 277; Seaver, NY, 206. AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING (350 at bats)— Carew, Mln, .317; Scheinblum, KC, .316; D.Allen, Chi, .316. RUNS— Murcer, NY. 92; D.Allen, Chi, 83. RUNS BATTED IN— D.Allen, Chi, 104; Murcer, NY, 87. HITS— Rudl, Oak, 163; Plniella, KC, 153; Carew, Min, 153. DOUBLES— Plniella, KC. 30; Murcer, NY. 28. • TRIPLES— Fisk, Bsn, 8; Rudl, Oak, 8; Blair. Bal, 7; Murcer. NY, 7. HOME RUNS— D.Allen, Chi, 34; Murcer, NY, 28. STOLEN BASES— D.Nelson, Tex, 39: Campaneris, Oak, 38. PITCHING (13 Decisions)— Tiant, Bsn, 11-4, .73?, 2.07 Hunter. Oak, 19-7, .730. 2.02. STRIKEOUTS— N.Ryan, C a 1 , 260; Lolich, Det, 213. Pittsburgh at Chicago Cincinnati at Atlanta. N Los Angeles at San Francisco, 1 San Diego at Houston, N Boston Baltimore New York Detroit Cleveland Milwaukee Oakland Chicago Minnesota Kansas City California Texas 51 84 Monday's Results Minnesota 5, Milwaukee 2 Cleveland 6, Boston 5 Minnesota 2-3, Oakland 1-2 Chicago 2, Kansas City 1 New York 4, Detroit 2, 5>/, Innings, rain Only games scheduled Today's Games Boston (Tlunl 11-4) at New York Peterson 14-14), N Cleveland (Wilcox 7-12 or Hllgen- dorf 3-1) at Milwaukee (Persona 11-12), N Oakland (Hunter 19-7) at Minnesota (Corbin 8-7), N Chicago (J)nhnsen 17-15) at Kansas City (Montgomery 1-1), N Baltimore (Dbbson 15-15) at Detroit (Fryman 5-2), N Texas (Gogolewskl 3-9) at California (Ryan lli-13), N Wednesday's Games Texas at California, N Oakland at Minnesota, N Chicago at Kansas City, N Baltimore at Detroit, N Cleveland at Milwaukee, N Boston at New York, N Officials needed Robert Busse, Director of t h e Alton Park and Recreation Commissions, announced today that applications are being accepted for anyone interested In officiating soccer or flag football for men and boys. Applications must be received by Monday, Sept. 25. For further information call the Alton Recreation offices at 462-9711. Office hours are 8:30 to 5 on weekdays and 8:30 to 12 noon on Saturdays. blbti'lhlUAL SUPPLIES , Golf Notes " HANDICAP TOURNAMENT In a Registered Golfers' Handicap tournament at Country Fail-ways Sunday, D. L. Casey won the title with a 64. Ill second were Dee Ketchum and John Phipps. Others in order Homer Raines, Bob Moore and Bob Stone, Ed Mueller aad Harold Roberts and a sixth tie among Cliff Dister, Sam McPhail, Harry Kulp and Ed Holland. JR. BOWLERS ROOM FOR ALL AGES SIGN UP SAT., SEPT. 16 BOWL FREE GAME 10 A.M.-3 P.M. LEAGUE STARTS 23RP ACME BOWL e«""y Rd - Happiness Is... KING EDWARD CIGAR i

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