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*\ ! REPUBLIC MAIL Arnie grabs share of Western golf lead Associated Press CHICAGO - Arnold Palmer found some new magic in an old putter, fash' toned a ffve-under-par 66 and took £ share of the first round lead Thursday in the $175,000 Western Open Golf Tournament. The 43-year-old Palmer used only 26 strokes on the bumpy, spiked-up greens to tie leading, money winner Bruce Crampton and long-shot Rik Massengale for the lead in this old tournament. Veteran Billy Casper, Hale Irwin and big, raw-boned J.C. Snead were just one stroke back with 67s on the compact, 6,654-yard Midlothian Country Club Course. More than a half dozen players were Bjorn Borg, Sweden's 17-year-old tennis sensation, is airborne during third-round match with West Associated Press • German Karl Meiler Thursday in Wimbledon singles. Borg prevailed for 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 2-6, 6-3 victory. TKEAllZOKA-RffUMJO (Section D) Page 1 S Friday, June 29, 1973 Young Borg keeps winning Associated Press WIMBLEDON, England - Bjorn Borg, Sweden's boy wonder, staged another smash -hit performance Thursday and reached the fourth round of the Wimbledon tennis championship. His victim this time was Karl Meiler, West German Davis Cup star. Borg, playing here for the first time, finished in top form to win, 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 2-6, 6-3, after a seesaw center court duel at the all-England Club. As usual hundreds of cheered their blond idol. teen-age girls Three American men won second-round singles matches. That meant six of the 21 Americans who set out in the men's singles were safely in the third round. Thirteen of the 27 American -women starters also moved into the last 32. Alex Mayer of Wayne, N.J., came from behind to beat Roberto Chavez of Mexico, 7-9, 6-1, 9-7, 6-2; Jeff Austin of Rolling Hills, Calif., downed Peter Kan- deral of Switzerland, 9-8, 6-3, 6-3, and Norman Holmes of Melbourne, Fla., outlasted Frantisek Pala of Czechoslovakia, 8-6, 2-6,6-0, 1-6,7-5. Already in the third round are Jimmy Connors of Belleville, N.J.; PanchoWal- thall of San Antonio, Tex., and Bob McKinley of St. Ann, Mo. No. 5 seed Rosemary Casals led the American women's fine showing with a 6-3, 6-1 triumph over Jill Cooper of Britain. For the second straight day, a crowd of 213,000 turned out. Fans were wedged shoirfilder to shoulder in the standing room around the center court, and latecomers coulicl not get anywhere near theBorg- Meitar match. M eiler, who defeated Ken Rosewall in the Australian Championships, is a powerful player with a range of fluent grotind strokes. But for the first half of the inatch he could do nothing to stop his :(i'-year-old opponent. Borg, with a flurry of aces and service Dinners, dropped only one game in his ti'rst three services. A succession of winning forehands gave him a service break at 3-2 The, teen-ager showed no sign of faltering until the fifth game of the third set when, after leading 40-30 on service, he (So uble faulted twice and lost the game.l Meiler then reversed the course of the>!.match, leveling at two sets all. The German ran up a 5-1 lead at the start of the fourth set, losing only five points | in the process. But Borg, after dropping his service at the start of the final se-.t, broke back in the second game and wtsnt on to take four straight games. Meiler steadied, winning two service games llo make the score 3-5. But Borg lost on^y one point in his last three service gamu2s and rolled on to victory. • Joining Borg in the last 16 were Jan Kodes Af Czechoslovakia, the No. 2 seed who outstroked John Yuill of South Africa, 6-1,17-5, 6-2; Roger Taylor of Britain, seeded ;NIo, 3, who beat Jiri Hrebec of Czechoslovakia, 6-1, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, and Vijay Ami'itraj of India, who overcame John Lloyd, 7-5, 6-4, 3-6, 2-6, Britain's 7-5. Hie Nastase of Romania, the top seed, had no match Thursday but went to see a specialist about his back trouble. Nastase visited the doctor although he said he no longer was in pain and had no thoughts of quitting the tournament. In addition to Miss Casals, Julie Heldman of New York was also victorious, scoring an easy 6-2, 6-1 decision over Marijka Schaar, the ambidextrous Dutch girl. Other Americans among the day's winners were Kate Latham of Palo Alto, Calif.; Janet Newberry and Patti Hogan San Diego; Kristy Kemmer and Pam of La Jolla, Calif.; Valerie Ziegehfussof San Diego; Kristy Kemmer and Pat Teeguarden of Los Angeles; Margaret Michel of Pacific Palisades, Calif., and Mona Schallau of Iowa City, Iowa. Dukes sweep Giants out of first place By BOB EGER Republic Sports Writer ALBUQUERQUE revisited. A disaster area Associated Press Praying could help European heavyweight boxing champion Joe Bugmar relaxes in ring during meditating session while training in London. iHe's slated to battle former heavyweight king Joe Frazier Tuesday. It goes without saying fiugner hopes his feet only touch the mat. Story OKI Page D-3. I Albuquerque Sports Stadium took on those dimensions for the Phoenix Giants Wednesday night as they dropped a doubleheader to Albuquerque's Dukes, 8-5 and 4-3. Both games were seven innings. The double setback knocked the Giants out of first place in the Pacific Coast League East as Tucson's Toros swept a doubleheader from Salt Lake City, 11-6 and 6-0. Phoenix, which had hoped to widen its lead while visiting Albuquerque, now trails Tucson by a half game. It was in this same park last season that the Giants suffered a collapse from which they never recovered. They came to town in first place just about this time of season and left three games off the pace after dropping four of five to the Dukes. Last year the Giants had an excuse. They had just lost four of their best pitchers and they were playing an Albuquerque team that went on to win more games Jhan anybody else in organized baseball. But this year the Giants are playing a last-place Albuquerque club that has been getting drubbed with regularity by Tucson and Salt Lake City the past couple of weeks. "I don't know what it is about doubleheaders," said Phoenix manager Jim Davenport. "But I don't like 'em." The Giants are seven games above .500 at the moment, but they would be 12 games to the plus side if you took away their play in twin bills. They have a dismal 5-9 record in doubleheaders with one sweep, three splits and three occasions on which they have been swept. They weren't much of a factor in the opener Wednesday as the Dukes jumped on Phoenix starter John Cumberland for seven hits and five runs in 1 Va innings. It was the second straight shaky outing for Cumberland, who had reeled off three straight wins before then, and Davenport indicated he might be re* placed in the starting rotation by Gary Lavelle. The Giants got 12 hits off Albuquerque's Eddie Solomon, including-Jimmy Rosario's fourth home run of the year and Leon Brown's third, but Solomon was tough when he had to be. The 6-3, 22-year-old right-hander who bears a striking physical resemblance to Bob Gibson of the Cardinals, struck out eight and didn't walk anybody. Solomon was due for a break. He had a solid 3.45 earned run average but only a 2-7 record to show for it entering the contest. In the second game Skip James, owner of the hottest bat on the Phoenix club the past week, staked the Giants to a 3-0 lead in the first inning with a towering three-run homer high on the bank beyond right field. James, newly elevated to the fifth spot in the batting order, had three hits in fiye tries for the evening. He has 14 hits in his last 25 at bats and has lofted his average from .227 to .269 during that stretch. Steve' Simpson, who had won two straight for the Giants, pitched creditably until the sixth inning of the opener when consecutive singles by Marv Galliher, Terry McDermott and Steve Huntz produced the run that broke a 3-3 tie, Ed Sukla came on to prevent further damage. The Giants got something going against rookie starter Rick Nitz with two out in the seventh when Danny Breeden singled and Jimmy Rosario singled pinch runner Ed Figueroa to third, but veteran Jerry Stephenson came on to retire Bruce Miller and end the game. Steve Ontiveros of Phoenix raised his league leading batting average to .347 with three hits in seven tries. He hit his 24th double in the first game and his 25th in the second. He's already within striking distance of the modern club record of 32 set by Gary Thomasson last season. Hard-luck Frank Reberger, trying to bounce back from a sore arm, faced just one batter — Jerry Royster — in the first game and was felled by a line drive that struck him just behind the right shoulder blade. at 68 with Lee Tfevino and defending titleholder Jim Jamieson in another large group at 69. Jack Nicklaus, U.S. Open champ Johnny Miller and Tom Weiskopf are not competing in the 70th edition of this championship. "This is the best putting round I've had in a long, long time," said Palmer, who played in the late afternoon when the greens were at their worst. Palmer, on the rebound with two consecutive finishes of ninth or better, said he went back to an old putter he used when scoring his last victory in the Bob Hope Desert Classic early this season. "My confidence is good and I made a few putts and that just kept it going," Palmer said. "I made up my mind I wasn't going-to leave anything short. I didn't, and that made one helluva difference." Palmer bogeyed the first hole when he missed the green but reeled off a string of three consecutive birdies starting on the fourth hole. He chipped to about 12 inches there* made it from six feet on the next and, scored a deuce from 10 feet on the next. He birdied the ninth from six feet, chipped to two feet on the 16th and holed a monster 35-footer on the 17th. Palmer saved par four times when he missed the green, once with a dramatic 20-foot putt. Continued on page D-3 Sport* Editor VKRXK BOATXKR Bane loads "em, claims Winkles TOUCHING ALL BASES: A couple of years ago it was suggested that Arizona State pitching star Eddie Bane was throwing the spitter. Not only did Eddie deny it but Bobby Winkles vehemently absolved him of any "loading up" charges. But times do change ... After Bane had signed with the Minnesota Twins, Winkles (now manager of the California Angels) was asked to capsule Bane's abilities. "Not overpowering, good curve ball, can throw a changeup for a strike out any time he wants to, and at his young age, he carries jelly and knows how to use it, "'observed Winks. Appraised of Winkles' remarks, Eddie replied none too convincingly, "Naw, I wouldn't cheat or do anything like that on the mound. I just go overhand, sidearm and things like that." Bane has yet to make his Big League debut and he-s already being referred to as "a prospective Gaylord Perry" (of Vaseline fame) and a "Whitey Ford- styled southpaw. .."''..' Fiesta Bowl executive director John Reid, recently returned from the football coaches' golf tournament in Hot: Springs, Ark., reports acceptance of the Valley's bowl game around the country "has just been fantastic." . He also attended spring meetings of; the Big Eight, Southeast and Atlantic Coast conferences. Reid claims that new Vanderbilt coach Steve Sloan, who was a Florida State assistant when the Seminoles played here, "is the greatest salesman we ever had. He just raves about the great time Florida State had here..." When the Canadian Football League All-Star Game is aired on KTAR Sunday, : you'll have a chance to see CFL Lineman of the Year John Helton of Cali gary, and Arizona State. : ;: My favorite recollection of John is of a guy built like Charles Atlas, with a pair of tiny, horn-rimmed glasses perched atop his nose. ... I didn't think the Western Athletic Conference presidents could pass up the Tucson Conquistadores' offer to build a conference office in Tucson. • But they did. League headquarters will remain in Denver. Transportation (airlines) was supposedly the deciding factor... Arizona State is already out with an impressive brochure extolling Woody! Green for Heisman Trophy honors. ; Sports information director Moon Mullins plans to see that a brochure is on the desk of every important sportswriter and sportscaster in the nation. 7 Why? '• As Moon explains it—(1) Woody -will- not appear on national TV in '73 and (2) Will play most of his games at night in either Mountain or Pacific time zones with his exploits going virtually unnoticed in the East... Nationally-known sportscaster Ray Scott, who home-bases out of Scottsdale; claims, "I have never, and I repeat, never tried to color a broadcast to be" favorable to one team or the other, I would get out of the business before I would do this." . I believe Ray, but he is a rarity in his profession ... > Ten-year-old Mary Logan inquires,. "Why don't you write something about girls not getting to play Little League baseball?" Well, uh, Mary if girls were allowed to play baseball who would do the yard- work and all the other chores your brother can't do because he has to go to baseball practice? No mistakes Maryvale club typical The sponsor has changed and so has the manager. But the results are the same. Maryvale High's entry in the Valley American Legion baseball\ program is still one of the dominant ones. For the past four years, under the banner of Chris-Town, the team was the best in the Valley and in 1970 and 1971 won regional titles and trips to the nationals. This years' team isn't as strong as past ones, but even with Wednesday By DAVE CASSADY night's 4-3 loss to Northeast leader PhoeV nix Suns, Sun Valley Electric (CT is now the Trevor Browne sponsor) has lost just twice. Baseball standings National League ioit W L PC). G8 Chicago. J8 34 .585 Montreal ' 37 38 .J93 " '•St. Louis 35 37 .486 9 Philadelphia 35 36 -•>'•> 8 '•. Piltsburuh 35 38 .457 1C New York 31 38 .J49 10 •.' West L05 Angeles 48 1" .640 San Francisco 44 53 .571 i Houston 43 34 .558 6 Cincinnati 38 36 51» >.-. AHo/ltrj 32 43 .437 ]« San Diego 54 51 .310 24 Results PnilodelDhla 11, New York 4 .Yiontreul 5, Chicago.-*, 1st, 13 innings Chicago.4, Montreal 2, 2nd Atlanta 3, Los Anodes 2, 1st Los Angeles at Atlanta 2nd P'llsburah 6, St. Louis 0 San Dleso 6, Cincinnati 1 Sar. Fiancisro.2, Houston 1 10 imr:\n'., American League New (Reuschel 9-4). 5-2) ' —' ' sell 6-4),; S; S»i Tpnlqht's Games r°9 r .i|,, ( la e y a r%on 9 }rea, at (M C cA'n C Ifly ^t&la ^ *" , ay; Pittsburgh — ... (Downing ,4-3) at Atlan (Troedson 3-0) at 9-5); San Fr arn at Aorton :inctn- ncis Edit W L 41 33 36 30 37 36 35 35 3o 37 V 44 West 39 .'? 41 ' .'4 32 37 33 40 3? 24 44 Results nevelond 4 Bobton 2, lit Bo r jlon lo Cleveland 7. 2i'a Bo:t:il'0''e », New York 3 Dclro't 8. Aliiwaukee o V.innesoic 4, Texai 0 Oakland ) Konsai Cit/ 2 Ch cago at .Ca/'crnia Tonight's Games Pet. .J54 .545 .507 .500 .453 :.VO .549 .54? .529 ,5?9 .519 .353 GB ' It's the typical Maryvale team. It has little power and doesn't tear the cover off the ball. It also doesn't make mistakes, runs and makes its own breaks. ! In Wednesday night's loss, a walk, Dave Angulo's suigle and an error by. SVE shortstop Ralph Baca on Joe Woodall's liner produced the first run for the Suns. The other three came in the third when Angulo tripled and Woodall singled. Greg Rupe fanned the next two batters, but Jim Hanson doubled and the throw from left field struck Woodall at third and bounced away, allowing him to score. Steve Seiberling then singled home the other run. SVE's punchless attack was in its prime except for a pair of veterans from the 1971 team, Ron Melvin and Tony Valenzuela. Melvin scored the first run after reaching on a fielder's choice; stealing second and Valenzuela's single. The Glendale CC scooter walked to start the fourth and Valenzuela, another GCC player, tripled him home. In the sixth, Melvin started it with a triple and scored on a throwing error by thirdhase-. man Dan Valenzuela, , Cleveland (Perry 8:9) at New (Medleh..S-3A; .Milwaukee (BelJ"- 'lfcf,T a ^tc < h 0 e1!%) (R ^ h s a i: < Uu. S iT^-MWesofc turnhy 0-3). , nle (Ryan 9-8). Pacific Coast League ............. Milwaukee (BelF 7-7) at Boston. (Curtis 5-7)i Baltimore (Alexander Irolt iPerry.?-.«); Kansas Clfy . 5-4) at Detroit (Perry (Llttell LI) at Texas ( era fBahnsen f-«) at Oakland ( 1-7); Minnesota (Blvlevsn 9-8) * 8-6); (Blbby klan EASTERN PIVISION W L 40 33 41 34 37 36 33 41 Wednesday's Rctultt Albuquerque 8-f Phoenix 5-3 Tucson 6, Salt Lake 0 Taco.rna 12. Eusene 5 „ . Hawaii 4. Spokant o (Wednesday Tucson Phoenix Salt Lake Albuo.uero.ue Pet. G» '507 3 .440 ' 8 Spokane Tacdma KSSJlf Snokane at Hawaii Phoenix at AlbuQuerqu* Tacoma at Eugene Tucson at Salt Lake WESTERN PIVISION Thursday'! Schedule 6» t'n .427 11 Sports Today RADIO Major League Baseball— Los Angeles at Atlanta, KTAR (630), 5 | p.m. ; Minnesota at California, | KXTC (FM-92.3), 7:30 p.m. I Pacific Coast League Baseball— I Phoenix at Albuquerque, KMCR | (FM-91.5), 8 p.m. (delayed recreation). f,

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