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THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC June 30, 1973 (Section D) Page 1 Yank netters advance Asiocittcd PrtM Hie Nastase of Romania) Is shown in process of de- round singles match of Wimbledon Tennis Champion- feating Toshiro Sakai of Japan, 7-5, 6-2, 6-2, in third- ships yesterday. Natase is title favorite. Sports Editor VKRMtBOATXEil Conflicting reports? THE CUSTOMERS ALWAYS WRITE: Dear Sir: ••['''' Perhaps you 'are'aware that Mr. Fred Girard M the St. Petersburg Times recently ; 'visited Memphis, Seattle and Phoenix, to evaluate and theorize how each area woukTfcompare to the "sun coast"' ;; as ; possible National Football League expansion sites. His quotes on Mr. filler's attitude toward the-use of Arizona State's stadium are diametrical-, ly contrary to what you report. Here is what Mr. Girard reports: "Eller made three tries to stage exhibition games in Phoenix in the past three years. The only stadium in the area belongs to the* Arizonafestate Sun Devils, and three straighmVimes the board of regents voted dowjW? motion to lease the stadium to Eller . '3$ " 'But that doesn't really 'bother me (Eller speaking). If I get the franchise Sun Devil Stadium will be available because public pressure will FORCE the board of regents to make it available.' " . That's quite different fronvwhat you report: ^, "He (Eller) has discouraged state legislators who want to strongarm -the regents into opening up Sun j Devil Stadium." ,'K Could it be you're a shil|[Mr. Boatner? . f SAM SCHINDLER it be tlat y, UlogAl you've conclu- No. But could jumped to a hasty, sion? To begin with, I disagree .with your premise that the two statements are "diametrically contrary." }' Just because Eller doesn't' want legislators pressuring regents to open up the stadium at this time doesn't mean public pressure, wouldn't accomplish the same thing, if and when he has a franchise in hand. Rather than being "quite different," the statements seem like a sensible approach. f * * * '•?. The death of Frank Leahy, was parti- cularly saddening to me. Many years ago I volunteered to help publicize a new junior football development program in my home town of Fair Lawn, N.J. I asked for his advice on how we should conduct the program and if he would send us a letter endorsing the program. He sent us a very fine letter and when it was published in our local paper interest in and support of our program really soared. The coach of the Fordham University football team brought 22 players from New York City for a clinic, atno cost to us. I felt sure at the time, and still do, that Leahy's: interest was influential in getting this clinic approved by university officials. Our program launched junior football development programs in the northern, New Jersey area and many boys were much better prepared. . .when they entered high school because of it. The world, let alone just the sports world, can not afford to lose men like Frank Leahy. TOM STAPLETON If there's one thing that stands put in my mind about Frank Leahy, it was his thoughtfulness. We met on several widely-spaced occasions in. various cities. He always remembered my name, background and details of our last meeting. And he would drop a letter from time to time. But this was typical of the way he treated everyone. * * * Dear Sir: Am I going to have to blow Anaheim off the map to stop you from writing about Bobby Winkles? Instead, why don't you write something about the manager of the next world champions, Whitey Lockman of the Chicago'Cubs?. . , JIM HOOD Don't count your chickens, Jim. Remember 1969? Stumblirtg Giants falter in first-lining fiasco, 5-4 ALBUQUERQUE - Tj -Giants stumbled coming blocks Thursday night and rte'ver made up the lost ground. Albuquerque's Dukes scored five times in the first inning and held on for dear d continue ic Phoenix ig to pad st League igainst the y've man- ir games were life to nip the Giants, 5-4, ai their surprising mastery of t club, The Giants had been hopi their lead in the Pacific Co East with 11 straight games divisional tail-enders, but th< aged just one victory in fo here. : After Tuesday's action the; , games in front in the eastfrn sector, but they now trail Tucson byfc 1 /? games after another Tucson vigtoryiover Salt Lake City Thursday night. I Ed Figueroa, 10-2 as a Phofnix rookie last year but only 1-5 this season, walked just two and struck out seven with a jive fast ball as his teammates battled • to get back in it, working 71/3 innings. What did, Figueroa have to say about the whole thing? "We lost," he said. "That's all I have to say." The Giants used a double by Bruce Miller, a single and stolen base by Bernie Williams and Steve Ontiveros' 26th double of the year to score twice in the fifth inning. A double by Danny Breeden, and singles by Jimmy Rosario, Miller' and Onli- verps produced two. more runs in the eighth inning but Afcuquerq^ reliever Jerry Stephenson got Skip flames to By BOB EGER lepublic Sports Writer S\ Phoenix ground out sharply to first base to end of the the threat with Miller in scoring position. Albuquerque starter Greg Shanahan went six innings to record his 10th victory in 16 decisions. He struck out seven, hiking his league-leading total to 117 in 125 innings. Phoenix starter Frank Riccelli permitted three hits and all five Albuquerque runs in his two-thirds of an inning on the mound. Mike Floyd's two-run homer chased him and sent him on his way to his fifth straight defeat. Only one of the five runs against him was earned. Miller collected three singles and a double in four official tries to elevate his batting average to .309. Ontiveros' three hits hiked his league leading average to .356. He knocked to his 59th and 60th runs of the year — a pace that could eclipse Gary Matthews' club record of 108 set last year. PHOENIX ftfecf Ontiveros rf James lb J. Brown dh Linares 3b L. Brown ph Redmon 2b Breeden c R ccelil o Figueroa p Totalj .- R H Bl 4111 1 4 0 1 1 1 032 1 0 . 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 1 1 0 0 0 5 A'l'ienp' 40 i. is i Stephe.nson p Vt T l« ^ Cummlncjs If Rovster 3b McDermon lb Burney pr-lb Gall her dh . Huntz ss 0 Ralston 2p 0 Floyd rf 0 Patchlnc ilmpioncf ihanahan D lien p lephens ToUlj PHOENIX ALBNQN6RQUE 020 OOP 0 2 P — 4 00 X- S Shanahan (W, 10-6) Rlccelli (L, 6-9) F aueroa Allen V ',3 7l a lV*i HD SB- S ? 0 0 Secretariat struts stuff CHICAGO — It was only a gallop, but the horse was Secretariat, 'and a hoard of horsemen and 500 outsiders, including children and two carloads of college students from Iowa, turned out Friday to watch. The Triple Crown winner galloped I'/i miles at Arlington Park as he loosened up for a $125,000 race billed as the Arlington Invitational today which has been proclaimed Secretariat Day by Chicago Mayor Richard Daly. , .The public was not invited to the workout, but when the crowd began swarming outside the gates about 7 a.m. track officials decided to let the people in.' Once inside they followed Secretariat to and from the track, snapping his picture and getting as close as possible. But once Secretariat returned to his barn, security took over. And for the Meadow Stable star. Security ranges' frojn uniformed guards to an attack dog, a 110 .- pound German shepherd named Baron. "He didn't come here to gallop around the race track," trainer Lucien Laurin said when asked about the prospect of another record - smashing performance by Secretariat. Then Laurin recalled the last time he was at Arlington Park — in 19(59 with Dike for the American Derby. "The last time I was here, I hate to say it, I was 1-5 and got beat." Nobody expects Laurin to be a loser today. Continued on Page D-3 Associated Press \ WIMBLEDON, England , - Jimmy Connors, America's top hope to take the Wimbledon men's singles tenriis title, used his strong service Friday to lead • three Anierican men, into the fourth round. • The 20-year-old left-hander from Belle:ville, 111., hammered Bob Simpson of New Zealand, 6*2, 6-2; 6-2, without losing a single service game. Alex Mayer of Wayne,. N.J,, .demolished Vladimir Zednik of Czechoslovakia, 8-6, 7-5, 6-0. Bob McKinley of St. Ann, Mo., rushed around the court like a second edition of this brother, Chuck, who won the; title 10 years ago, and beat Norman Holmes of Melbourne Fla., 6-2, 3-6,7-5,7-5. Six American women, led by Chris Evert's 6-3, 6-2 'triumph over Julie Helcl- man, also advanced to the final 16. So far, no seeded players have fallen, but Ray Keldie of Australia, one of the players who defied the Association of Tennis Professionals by refusing to join a boycott of Wimbledon, almost pulled off an upset of Juergen F^assbender, the No. 8 seed from West Germany. Keldie had; six match points against Fassbender in a tense final set but Fassbender recovered for a,6-2, 5-7, 4-6, 7-5,15-13 victory. The Keldie-Fassbender match, which lasted more than three hours, was staged on an outer court, 'and many of the 31,000 fans crushed against the fence, climbed poles and scaled walls to get a glimpse of the biggest thriller of the tournament thus far. Favored Hie: Nastase of Romania, who had been plagued by a bad back, returned to top form and ousted Toshiro Sakai of Japan, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4.; It was all too easy for Connors. He pounced on Simpson's weak service and pounded away with his two-fisted backhand. , Mayer rallied for a strong finish against Zednik. In the first two sets Mayer didn't get a service break until the final game, but he ran away with the third set when his serve and volley reached its peak. Nastase, in ,a more serious mood than usual, used his vast store of shots against Sakai. - The Japanese had one brief glimpse of glory in the first set. --After losing his service and trailing 2 : 4, he won three 1 Sports Today I RADIO-TELEVISION =H B Maior League Baseball — Milwaukee at Bos- m ton, Ch. 12, 11 a.m.; Los Angeles at Cincin- S natl, KTAR (620), 2:25 p.m.;, Minnesota at m California. KXTC (FM—92.3), 6:30 D.m. m Wide World of Sports—Triple Crown winner m Secretariat runs in special race at Arlinston m Park, Chicago; Queen's Plate- Stakes at To= ronto, Canada and NCAA Volleyball Champion!= ships at San Diego (filmed), Ch. 3, 2 p.m. = Golf — Third-round plav in Western Open = at Chicago, Ch. 5, 2 P.m. H NFL Football — Highlights of 1972 season f (filmed), Ch. S, 3 D.m. is Gymnastics — National Intercollegiate Wom™= en's Gymnastics Championships at Des Molnes, S Iowa (filmed), Ch. 8, 7 p.m. fe SFL Football — Phoenix Blazers vs. Los Anm seles Mustangs at Arizona Fairground, KXIV m (l-ioo). 7:30 P.m. ™ Pacific Coast League Baseball — Phoenix P at Albuqueraue. KMCR (FM—91.5), 8 p.m. (de- S laved re-creaticn). »Hyn«isvj n w» Hank Aaron scores the first run in a recent gape with the Giants when Ralph Garr's single brought the home, run king around from second ba$e, Aaron remained 23 homers behind Babe Ruth's record going into games hi a row. Two crosscourt forehands which broke Nastase's service were worthy of a champion. But his success was shortlived. Nastase took command with his uncanny skill and accuracy. The Keldie-Fassbender match was a terrific duel between two typical stars of the '70s, both with long hair controlled by colored bands. .... .Keldie took .a: two-s.e.t-to-ohe lead, but Fassbender made it 2-2, then held on during the long, exciting final set. Keldie's frustration. began in the 16th game when he threw away three match points. After one of the slips, a simple forehand into; the net,;the Australian fell backwards "and lay on, his back while Fassbender skipped around in delight. Keldie missed another match point in the 18th game and two more in the 22nd. In the 27th game, with Keldie trailing 30-40, Fassbender floated a backhand across the court and it fell somewhere near the sideline. The linesman said it was out, then signaled it in. Fassbender held his service safely and the 3V4-hour match was over. Americans in the center court crowd were in high spirits as Miss Evert clipped the lines in her old style. Miss Heldman, who had conquered her last week at the Queen's Club tournament, deteriorated after a bright start and tossed away three games with double faults. Billie Jean King, the defending champion and No. 2 seed from Long Beach, Calif., easily disposed of Kerry Harris of Australia, 6-2, 6-3, and top-seeded Margaret Court of Australia crushed Kate Latham of Palo Alto, Calif., 6-2, 6-3, in her quest for an unprecedented two Grand Slam seasons. American women in the last 16 in addition to Miss Evert and Mrs. King are Kristy Kemmer of Los Angeles, Margaret Michel of Pacific Palisades, Calif, Patti Hogan of La Jolla, Calif., and So- semary Casals of San Francisco. Miss Kemmer defeated Valerie Ziegenfuss of San Diego, Calif., 8-9, 6-4, 6-3, while Miss Michel had an easy 6-1, 6-0 triumph over Christina Sandberg of Sweden. Miss Hogan disposed of a 16-year-old Czech girl, Martina Navratilova, 6-4, 6-4, and Miss Casals, seeded fifth, beat Tory Fretz of Los Angeles, 7-5, 7-5. British ace Virginia Wade, the No. 6 seed, outgunned Pam Teeguarden of Los Angeles, 6-2, 6-3. Arnie goes cold; Irwin takes lead , By BOB GREEN ' Associated Press CHICAGO - Arnold Palmer's red-hot putter turned stone cold and former collegiate football star Hale Irwin swept into the second-round lead Friday in the $175,000 Western Open Golf Tournament. Irwin, an all-Big Eight Conference selection in his collegiate days at Colorado, fashioned a solid, five-under-par 66 and took a two-stroke lead halfway through this old tournament. Irwin's 133 total was nine-under-par on the compact 6,654-yard Midlothian Country Club course and four in front of the suddenly troubled Palmer. Australian Bruce Crampton, the season's leading money winner, and a long- shot, Rik Massengale, shared second with 135 totals. Crampton and Massengale, tied with Palmer for the lead at the end of the first 18 holes, each had a 69 in the mild, cloudy weather. Veteran Billy Capser, winner of the Western the last time it was played at Midlothian, was next with a 69-136. Palmer was one of four at 137. His 71 Friday included 12 missed putts of 15- feet or less, six of them from inside six feet. 1 He was tied with Australian Bruce Bane gets start Wednesday eve Associated Press BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - The Minnesota Twins, taking note of young Texas Ranger pitcher David Clyde's drawing power, announced Friday that their own bonus baby, Eddie Bane, will make his major league pi t c h in g debut next Wednesday night against the Kansas City Royals. Bane, the Twins' No. 1 choice in the recent free agent player draft, has not pitched in a game since joining the club June 18. Bane, who will make his start in the first contest of a 14-game homestand, received the highest bonus ever paid a pitcher by the Twins. The 21-year-old lefthander posted a 41-4 record in three seasons at Arizona State University and got an estimated $55,000 to sign. Devlin, rookie Tom Kite, and Richard Crawford. Crawford and Kite matched 67s and Devlin had a 69. Lee Trevino was six strokes off the pace with a 70-139. Jack Nicklaus, U.S. Open champion Johnny Miller, and Tom Weiskopf are not competing. "I just couldn't get the damn ball in the hole," the 43-year-old Palmer grumbled. "It was just unbelievable. I could have had a hell of a good round; I should have had about 31 going out and, well, about 31 on the back nine." But his putter, which conquered the bumpy, spiked-up greens Thursday with 10 one-putts, suddenly quit on him. He three-putted twice, took three from the fringe on another occasion and missed three putts of three feet or less. Continued on Page D-3 Kennedy says firing report 'absolute rot' Associated Press LOS ANGELES - Walter Kennedy said Friday the report that he has been fired as commissioner of the National Basketball Association is "absolute rot." Kennedy, during a break in the NBA owners meeting at the Beverly Hills Hotel, commented on a report in the Philadelphia Daily News that the owners \toted 11-6 Wednesday for his ouster and that an announcement would come within a few days in the form of a "retirement" statement. "This is absolute nonsense," Kennedy said. "There was no such vote." The Daily News said Sam Schulman, Seattle owner, was instrumental in the vote. "Sam Schulman wasn't even at the meeting," Kennedy said of Wednesday's session. Kennedy has two years to go on a five-year contract and he said he has not decided when he will step down. He said he expects to decide soon. "What soon is, I don't know," he said. Baseball standings ' - ' C? National League East Chicago Montreal St.' Louis Philadelphia Pittsburgh New York Los Angeles Sun Francisco Houston Cincinnati Atlanta Son Diego Results Chicago 4, New York 3, 10 inninos Montreal at Pittsburgh Los Angeles ot Atlanta San Diego at Cincinnati San Francisco at Houston PhiloaelpMia at St. Louis American League W 46 ' 34 35 35 3? 31 We>l 49 44 4'.< 38 32 ?4 L 31 35 37 38 38 39 27 33 34 36 44 51 Pet. .597 .493 .486 .479 .457 .443 .645 .571 .558 .514 .421 .320 GB 8 8' 3 9 10'. ll'i _ i 1 , 6 j 10 17 24'.. Eost Today's Games Montreal (Strohmaver 0-1 or Moore 4-8) P ttsburon (Briles 5-7); New York at fMallack 4-101 at Chicago (Hooton 8-5): Los A:.Jele5 'Osteen 10-1) at Cincinnati (Hall S-4), twilight; San Francisco (Bradley 6-6) at Atlanta (Harrison 2-J). twilTghf;- Philadelphia (Carlton 7-8) at St. Louis, .(Foster 4-5), night; San Dleog (Arlin 3-5) at Houston rForsch 8-7), night. W L New York 41 33 Baltimore 36 30 Milwaukee 37 36 Boston 35 35 Detroit 36 37 Cleveland 27 46 Wen Oakland 41 34 California 39 33 Chicago 37 32 Minnesota ;<7 33 Kansas City 40 37 Te«as 24 44 Results Cleveland ot New York Milwaukee at Boston Baltimore at Delro'l Kansas City ot Tenos Chicago at Oakland Minnesota at Coliforniq Pet. .554 515 .507 .500 .493 .370 .547 542 .536 .529 .519 .353 Pacific Coast League EASTERN DIVISION W L Tucson . 41 33 Phoenix 41 35 Salt Lake 37 37 Albuquerque 34 42 Thursday's Results 'V Albuaueraue 5, Phoenix 4 Tacoma 8, Eugene 4 Tucson 8. Salt Lake City 2 SpoKane 15. Hawaii IP (13 innings Thursday) Pet. .554 •447 WESTERN DIVISION B w L Spokane 43 31 1 Tacoma 37 38 . 4 Eugene 35 40 8 Hawaii 32 44 Frid»y'» Qames Spokane at Hawaii Tacoma at Eugene Phoenix at Auouquerqui Tucson at Salt Lake pet. .581 .493 .467 .421 ft* "