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if '*' f ~ S <e f Arnie grabs share 8UUDM of Western golf lead Associated Press CHICAGO — Arnold Palmer found some new magic in an old putter, fashioned a five-undef-par 66 and took a 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 fijorn 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. THEAlIZOM&REFOBUB I FLS 1 tLJ (Section D) Page 1 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 i nthe men's singles were safely in the third round. Thirteen of the 27 American women starters also moved into the Iast32. 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, CaHf., downed Peter Kan- deralof 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.; Pancho Wal- th'all 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 28,000 turned out. Fans were wedged shoulder to shoulder in the standing room around the center court,.and latecomers could not get anywhere near the Borg- Meiler match. Meiler, who. defeated Ken Rosewall in the Australian Championships, is a powerful player with a range, of fluent ground strokes. But for the first half of the match he could do nothing to stop his 17-year-old opponent. Borg, with a flurry of aces and serv- 'ice winners, dropped only one game in his first 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 double faulted twice and lost the game. 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 set, broke back in the second game and \yent on to take four straight games. Meiler steadied, winning two .service games to make the score 3-5. But Borg lost only one point in his last three service games and rolled on to victory. Joining Borg in the last 16 were Jan Kodes of Czechoslovakia, the No. 2 seed who outstroked John Yuill of South Africa, 6-1, 7-5, 6-2; Roger Taylor of Britain, seeded No. 3, who beat Jiri Hrebec of Czechoslovakia, 6-1, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, and Vijay Amritraj of India, who overcame Britain's John Lloyd, 7-5, 6-4, 3-6, 2-6, 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. Ziegenfuss of 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 - A disaster revisited. area Associated Press Praying could help European heavyweight boxing champion Joe Bugner relaxes in ring during meditating session while training in London. He's slated to battle former heavyweight king Joe Frazier Tuesday. It goes without saying Bugaer hopes his feet only touch the mat. Story on Page W-3. 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 than 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 sicje if you took away their play in twin bills. They have a dismal 5-9 record in doubieheaders 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 Mt 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 replaced 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 five 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 Trevino 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 VEtlXEBOATXER i Bane loads 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 chageup 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 "WhiteyFord- 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 Calgary, 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 (a i r 1 in e s) 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. 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 Christown, 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 Baseball standings National League Chicago Montreal St. Louis Philadelphia Pittsburgh New York Los Anseles San Francisco Houston Clncinna Atlanta San Dleso East W L 46 32 35 36 35 37 35 38 32 38 %,* 44 8 S 43 34 31 3* 24 51 Results New york 4 .493 .486 .479 .457 449 .640 .571 .558 .514 .427 .320 GB 7W 10 10V2 L 16 24 Philadelphia 11, new yum i Montreal 5, Chicago 4, 1st, 18 innings ' " ' 2nd , . Chicago 4, Montreal nta 3, Los Angel Angeles at Atlanta 2nd Atlanta 3, Los Angeles 2 1st Los Angeles at Atlanta 2i PlfUburnn 6, St. Louis 0 L , . San Dleso 6, Cincinnati 1 San Francisco 1, Houston 1, 10 Innings Tonight's Games New York (Seaver 9-4) at Chicago (Reuschel 9-4), day; Montreal (McAnady 5-2) at Pittsburgh (Moose 5-7); Los An- seles (Downlnu 6-3) at Atlanta (Morton 6-6); San Dleoo (Troedson 3-0) at Cincinnati- (Bllllngham 9-5); San Francisco (Williams 3-0) at Houston (Richard 1-0); Philadelphia (Twitched 6-2) at St. Louis (Murphy 0-3). American League w" 5 ' 33 30 35 Innesota Kansas City Texas 41 36 37 35 35 37 27 At 39 We *32 40 34 40 36 24 44 Results Cleveland 4, Boston 2. 1st Boston 16, Cleveland 7, 2n Baltimore 6, New York 3 J )n 16, Cleveland 7, 2nd more 6, New York ' Milwaukee at Detroit Minnesota 4, Texas 0 Kanas City at Oakland By DAVE CASSADY night's 4-3 loss to Northeast leader Phoenix Suns, Sun Valley Electric (CT is now , the Trevor Browne sponsor) has lost just; twice. 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 single 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 Woodatl 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 (he 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 thirdbase- man Dan Valenzuela, Pet. .554 .500 .486 .370 .549 .541 .529 :i£ .353 GB "T 4 13V» IVj Tonight's Games Cleveland (Perry 8-9) at .-(Medico..5-3.); Milwaukee (BelF at Boston"(Cu.rtlf. 5-7)';"Baitlmore"(Alexander 5); Kans T Oakland °(H6lfz loston (Curtis 5-7); _. '• 'ell 1-f) at f?^ v •*••*-'-' ..K?nsai.C.|tv ,, .Bahnsen 8-< 11-7); Minnesota ila (Rvan 9-8). 5 (Littell 1-1) at Texas (Bl o (Bahnsen 8-6) ; Mi iy 0-2)TChlca- _. nd (Holtzman (Blvleven 9-8) at Calitor- Pacific Coast League EASTERN DIVISION W L 1 " Wednesday's ResulU Albuouerque t-4. Phoenix i-3 Tucson 6, Salt Lake 0 Taccma 12, Euaene 5 Hawaii 4, SpoYane o (Wednesday) Tucson Phoenix Salt Lake 'Albuquerque Pet. .548 .547 .507 .449 68 Spokane Tacoma Eugene ii Spokane at Hawaii Phoenix at Albuquerque Tacoma at Eysene Tucson at Salt Lake WESTERN DIVISION W L 42 31 Thursday's Schcdul* GB .427 IIlilMMIIiHIIH^ Sports Today 1 RADIO | Major League Baseball—Los An- I geles at Atlanta, KTAR (620), 5 I p.m.; Minnesota at California, § KXTC (FM-92.3J, 7:30 p.m. | Pacific Coast League Baseball— | Phoenix at Albuquerque, KMCR I (FM-9U), 8 p.m. (delayed recrea- 1 tion).