The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah on April 11, 1975 · Page 8
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Page 8-THE HERALD, Provo, Utah, Friday, April 11, 1975 The Sports Question Box By Murray Olderman The tipoff. John Newcombe will clobber Jimmy Connors in their million-dollar tussle late this month because he's tougher competitively - but CBS will find that it has a lemon on its hands because anyone who knows a smidgin about tennis also knows that one match isn't a derisive test of superiority Q I don't understand how people can question Frank Robinson's ability to handle people or manage. Wasn't he the man who straightened out Reggie Jackson? — D.R., Cleveland, True, to a large degree. Robbie was Jackson's manager in Puerto Rican winter league ball in 1970 after the Oakland outfielder had been threatened with banishment to the minors and had slipped to a career low of .237. The two shared a condominium on Condido del Mar. "I asked him a question every hour," recalled Jackson. "Frank Robinson was the most influential person in my career. He changed me. He made me aware of my responsibilities." Robinson's succinct remembrance: "He was really down. I had to build his confidence." Q. I am a high school sports columnist and would appreciate a list of magazines which deal with prep sports. I already know of "Prep" and "Letterman". Any others? — S. Lambuster, La Habra, Calif. That's about it. Letterman, out of Wheaton, III., is only bimonthly now. And Prep actually is not a single magazine but put out as state or regional "one-shots" according to the season. Scholastic Magazine, biggest in its field, does run a weekly high school sports column by Bruce Weber. And the Scholastic Coach, a monthly, caters to the technical tastes of players and coaches. A decade ago, the Scholastic group actually dummied in a national prep sports magazine but didn't go through with it. Q. I would like to know where to get statistics on the NBA and ABA players. Can you help me? — Vince Thompson, Chatom, Ala. Both the league offices of the NBA and ABA issue individual statistics to the media on a weekly basis. If you are interested in any thing specific, I would suggest you contact Jim Bukata of the ABA at 1700 Broadway, New York 10019, or Nick Curran of the NBA, Two Pennsylvania Plaza, New York 10001. Or, try your nearest metropolitan newspaper. There are also annual guides for sale, published for each league. Q. Don't you think agents are responsible for most of the ills of sports, tearing down the image of the players by making them look money-hungry? — D.F., San Diego, Calif. There have been grasping agents who've hurt players but mostly by sticking them with bad contracts. Actually, I think it's the intransigence of owners which resulted in the players turning to outside help in their contract negotiations. All those years of being taken advantage of finally got to them. I well remember Bill Skowron playing first base for a world championship New York Yankee team at $22,000 a year, while a reserve infielder on the same club made 50 per cent more simple because he was a better bargainer in salary negotiations. Q. How do you feel the caliber of basketball in the NBA and the ABA compares at this stage? — M.W., Memphis, Tenn. Overall, I still give the edge to the NBA because of its greater number of outstanding big men — the kind who dominate the game. Yeah, I know all about Artis Gilmore, but he's only one against Jabbar, Lanier, Cowens, et al. And the gap is steadily closing. All you have to do is compare the candidates for rookie of the year in both leagues. The NBA offers John Drew of Atlanta and Keith Wilkes of Golden State. They're good, competent forwards but their potential doesn't match that of ABA neophytes Marvin Barnes and Moses Malone, not to mention Denver's Bobby Jones. Q. Why don't the Oakland Athletics leave Joe Rudi alone in left field where he belongs and not risk lousing up this fine ball player? — Larry W., Danville, Calif. Rudi would like to know that, too, and has openly expressed his unhappiness at being forced to play first base. Manager Alvin Dark might agree with him but Alvin has another force to contend with on the world champs. Owner Charlie Finley thinks young Claudell Washington belongs in the daily lineup where only left field is open to him. I still think you might see Rudi full time in left, with Billy Williams and Gene Tenace platooning at first. Parting shot: Considering how the teams in pro basketball were rated before the season, the NBA Coach of the Year award has to go to Al Allies of the Golden State Warriors. Penalty Filled Game Won by Rangers, 8-3 By United Press International It could have been part of the script from the West Side Story that was cut because it was too violent Thursday night when the New York Islanders met the New York Rangers in their second game of a three-game National Hockey League playoff series. Three Stanley Cup records for penalties were established as the now bitter rivals collected a total of 50 penalties, 27 for the losing Islanders and 23 for the Rangers. The Rangers overcame 12 penalties in the first period to take a 4-1 lead and then brawled their way to an 8-3 win and evened the series at one game apiece. It was Bill Fairbairn's two Snow Hires Arslanian EPHRAIM, Utah (UPI) David Arslanian, son of Colorado State football coach Sark Arslanian, Wednesday was named head football coach at Snow Junior College. Arslanian, 25, served as defensive secondary coach at Scottsdale, Ariz., Community College the past two years where his backs allowed the fewest pass completions in the nation last year. The Weber State graduate also served as a graduate assistant at Arizona State while earning his master's in physical education. goals within a 51-second span during the first period which gave the Rangers their early lead and sparked the tempers of the Islanders. "I think a lot of it was due to frustration," Brad Park, captain of the Rangers, said about the fighting. "We had them down and they couldn't take it out on the referees, so they wanted to fight us and we obliged them.'' Jean Ratelle, Steve Vickers, Ron Harris, Jerry Butler, Rod Gilbert and Walter Tkaczuk added goals for the Rangers, who led 7-2 after two periods and then played the Islanders to a standoff in the final period. J.P. Parise, Bert Marshall and Jean Potvin had the Islanders' goals. Black Hawks 4, Bruins 3 Ivan Boldirev scored his second goal of the game at 7:33 of sudden death overtime to give Chicago its win over Boston and tie the three-game playoff series. Penguins 5, Blues 3 Colin Campbell broke a 33 tie with a breakaway goal at 4:33 of the final period to boost Pittsburgh over St. Louis and into the quarterfinals of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Maple Leafs 3, Kings 2 Blaine Stoughton's goal at 10:19 of sudden death overtime lifted Toronto over Los Angeles and tied their preliminary series at one game apiece. Darryl Sittler gave Toronto a 10 lead in the first period before Mike Murphy tied the score. Aeros Take Advantage, Win 8-5 By United Press Internationa! Two young fighters who play for the Houston Aeros had similar advice for the Cleveland Crusaders. "We're too physical a team," center Terry Ruskowski said. "We can hit with anybody. We don't take anything from anybody. I don't think they will try what they did again." "I mean, they ran at everything for two periods, and at the end of the second they were gasping for air," left winger Mark Howe added. "I think they will play rough but you know they won't be running at everything again. I think what they did was a little foolish at the start of the game." By taking advantage of the body checking and hard pressing Crusaders, Houston's defending World Hockey Association champions rocketed to four goals in the fourth period —two by Howe —for an 8-5 playoff win Thursday night. Howe, the oldest son of Gordie Howe, collected three goals for the first time this year and ignited his team to a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series which kicked off the WHA playoffs. The Crusaders face the Aeros Saturday night in Houston, then return to Cleveland for the next two games. The Quebec Nordiques took a 24 lead over the Phoenix Roadrunners in their series when they scored a 6-2 triumph at Quebec. Serge Bernier scored two goals and added an assist for the Nordiques. The teams move to Phoenix for Saturday and Monday night games. Rivera Named To All Star Team Keith Rivera, all-Western Athletic Conference defensive end, has been invited to play in the All-America game in June at Lubbock, Tex. A three-year lettermen at Brigham Young University, Rivera garnered all-WAC honors at the end of last season. Although slowed by a painful ankle injury, the Cougar senior continued to play until after the Fiesta Bowl game. A 6-2,230-pound defensive end, Rivera will join a host of All-America players for the West team, BYU coach LaVell Edwards will be an assistant coach on the West squad. A native of Las Vegas, Nev., Rivera was a fullback and middle guard in high school. At BYU he was forced to redshirt between his sophomore and junior years, because of injuries. He proved to be one of the outstanding players in the Intermountain region in 1974. Italian Team Sues Denton SALT LAKE CITY (UPI) - An Italian basketball club filed a $557,000 lawsuit Wednesday against Utah Stars forward- center Randy Denton, charging breach of contract. In a civil complaint filed with the U.S. District Court for Utah, Innocenti Basketball Club of Milan said Denton broke a contract to play basketball in Italy during the 1974-75 season. Denton subsequently played for the Memphis Sounds and the Utah Stars of the American Basketball Association. Innocenti asked for general damages of $500,000 plus special damages of $57,527. The Italian club said Denton signed a contract July 24,1974 to play in Italy. He was to receive $10,000 plus $100 for every game the team won, an apartment, a Jaguar sports car and free gasoline, and an interpreter to help him learn Italian. Joint Plan For Tickets CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (UPI) College football fans will be able to buy discount tickets to both Harvard and Boston College home games next season under a novel package plan announced Thursday. The plan, offered initially for two years, will feature two nine- game packages. The "Harvard option" will allow purchasers to see all five Harvard home games plus Boston College contests against Notre Dame, Navy, Miami (Fla.) and Massachusetts. The "Eagle option" will include all six Boston College home games plus Harvard contests against Holy Cross, Dartmouth and Princeton. Connors Posts Bond to Play in WCT Tourney ByTRACY RINGOLSBY UPI Sports Writer DENVER (UPI) - Jimmy Connors says he doesn't know what the World Championship of Tennis is trying to say by requiring him to put up a $12,000 bond to play in the $60,000 United Bank of Denver Classic beginning this weekend. But the formality has been taken care of and now all he wants to do is play tennis. Connors arrived from Los Angeles late Thursday as a snow began to fall and slight wind began blowing in Denver. He practiced today and was to participate in the qualifying rounds during the weekend in hopes of gaining one of the 32 berths in the WCT tournament which runs April 14-20. Hoop Winners Announced Results of the LDS Church basketball tournaments in the northern part of Utah Valley have been announced. In the Explorer division Pleasant Grove 1st defeated Pleasant Grove 6th for the championship. Orem 37th won third place, followed by Lehi 2nd and Orem 16th. In the Young Adult division Orem llth won the title over Lehi 10th. Third place was won by Orem 6th, followed by Orem 20th and Alpine 3rd. In the Senior competition Manila 2nd defeated Orem 37th for the championship. Orem 36th, finished third with American Fork 15th fourth and Orem 10th fifth. Twenty-eight of the tournament berths go to members of the WCT Blue group, with the other four being determined by the winners of a qualifying tournament during the weekend. Connors, who has never played in a WCT event, has to qualify because he is not a member of the circuit. He may be joined in qualifying action by John Newcombe, who announced March 4 he planned to enter at Denver. Some complications have arisen, however, because Newcombe and Connors are to meet in a $250,000 challenge match on national television April 26 in Las Vegas and CBS, which paid $600,000 for the rights to the match, was not pleased with the possibility Newcombe and Connors could meet in the Denver finals, which will be televised over NBC. Fears by WCT officials that Connors or Newcombe may use the early part of the Denver tournament as a warmup for the PLEASANT GROVE 1st won the region Explorer basketball championship. Team members are front from left, Layne Anderson, Dei Turley, Craig Bradshaw, and Scott Gifford. Back from left Coach Pete Christiansen, Mark West, Tom Wood, Dennis Varney, Loren Morton, Steve Allred, and Bishop Gordon Allred. Vegas match and then drop out before they faced each other prompted a requirement that both post $12.000 bond to assure that they would not forfeit a match. "I came here to get in some practice and do my best," Connors said. "I would have played the best I could whether I had to put up the $12,000 bond or not. I'm going to get it back anyhow as long as I go out and play and that's what I'm here for. I don't know what they (the WCT) are trying to say about me but I'm going to play my best here just like I play at Wimbledon." Denver promoter Ray Benton said the chances of Newcombe's entering are 50-50. "He is really reconsidering whether to play based on the fact that Connors is playing because of the jeopardy it puts the CBS match in," Benton said. 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