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Â·10 NortWort Arlcaiuat T1MK, WÂ«d., April 24, 1974 ARKANIA* Professional Baseball By The Associated Press N'Rflonnl East W "Montreal 9 Philaphia Si. Ixwis Â·Chicago Now York Pittsburgh 10 Pel. .818 .600 G 6 3 10 3 10 West .588 .5(10 31 .231 7 .231 17 Anacles 11 "Houston Cincinnati San Fran Â·Â·Atlanta San Diego 10 8 9 8 5 .688 .556 .533 .529 .471 .278 Tuesday's Results Cincinnati 5, Chicago 3 Si. Louis 8. Houston 2 San DieRo 10. New York 2 Los Angeles 5. Philadelphia 3 Montreal 8, San Francisco 4 Only games scheduled Boston Milwaukee Rallimoro Now York Detroit Cleveland Minnesota Texas California Oakland Kansas City Chicago American League East W L Pel. 9 K 9 5 5 West 8 6 GB .600 -.583 i, .571 Â» .583 i, .357 3 1 , .333 4 .571 6 .571 7 .563 .533 .365 .357 Tuesday's Results Cleveland 2, Oakland 1 Kansas Citv 5. Boston 2 Baltimore 4. California 3 Minnesota 1, Detroit 0 Chicago 3, Milwaukee 2 Only games scheduled 2V4 3 Professional Basketball By The Associated Press AH Series Best-of-7 NBA Conference Finals Tuesday, April 23 No game scheduled Wednesday, April 24 Eastern Conference New York at Boston; Boston leads 3-1 Friday, April 26 Eastern Conference Boston at New York, if necessary Sunda, April 28 New York at Boston, if necessary ABA Division Finals r :. Tuesday, AprU 23 No game scheduled Thursday, April 25 Western Division Utah vs. Indiana at Terre : Haute; Utah leads 3-2 Satnrday, April 27 Western Conference Indiana at Utah, if necessary Edwards' Arm Fails Thrice Brock Running Well By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Time hasn't caught up to Lou Brock yet -- and cither lias catcher Johnny Edwards. The Houston catcher now knows how fast the 34-year-old Brock can cover the 80 feet between the bases -- faster than he can throw. The St. Louis speedster tested Edwards' arm .hree times and three times the arm came in second. "I don't think he's slowed down that much," said Houston Manager Preston Gomez after his team was victimized by Brock and the Cardinals 82. "And lie probably knows how to run better." Elsewhere in the National League, the Cincinnati Reds downed the Chicago Cubs 5-3; (tie San Diego Padres whipped the New York Mots 10-2; the Los Angeles Dodgers overcame the Philadelphia Phillies 5-3 and the Montreal Expos trimmed the San Francisco Giants 8-4. Brock, who has now stolen 646 bases in his career, the ninth best mark In history, i: off to Ins fastest start with u league-leading 11. The spring has not always been the best base-stealing season for Brock, who has now stolen three bases iti a single game 14 limes. Besides his steals. Brock contributed three hits and two runs Bidding Cities Still Waiting NFL Considers Expansion NEW YORK (AP) -- Nation- il Football League owners went back into session today to con- ;ider the details of what seems o be an almost cerain ex- lansion beyond its current 26 clubs. After listening to what Com missioner Pete Rozelle called, "a lengthy, comprehensive re 1 port," from the league's ex pansion committee Tuesday, Simpson Predicts NFL Strike Under World Football Pressure LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "It ooks like we're going to have a trike," says superstar O.J. Simpson, in discussing the cur- ent negotiations between Na- ional Football League players nd owners. And, adds pro football's ireatest single-season ground jainer, it couldn't happen at a vorse time for the owners. He eterred to the efforts of the 1 e d g 1 i n g World Football ,eague to lure NFL stars when heir contracts expire. "It makes you wonder why the owners don't start talking eriously about a contract," aid the former University of outhern California halfback. 'For the players, the new eague is the best thing since he AFL. I think it ought to nean an average yearly in- rease of $10,000 to 515,000 for IB players. STRIKE A DISASTER "For the owners, a strike 'ould be - a disaster. If the Vorld Football League were he only game on television -- nd they're supposed to start in uly -- then people will watch t. The new league would be off a a great start." During a rare respite be- ween movie and television obs, Simpson relaxed in the ving room of his trophy-filled flltop home. His life has been dnetic since the end of the 1973 eason in which he rushed for a ecord 2,003 yards for the Bufalo Bills. Simpson admitted that he had Â»ceived feelers from the World 'ootball League, "but I decided ) go for security for myself and my family." He decided to stay with the Bills and has told them that he will play this year and next. "Then I'll see what hap pens," said Simpson, 26. "My contract calls for me to play until 1977, but I'm not sure I want to play that long." SMU's Hardie Expected To Win SWC Crown HOUSTON (AP) -- Southern Methodist's George Hardie is favored to win his seconc straight Southwest Conference tennis singles title today and that might not be an enviable position. Hardie will meet unseeded Bill Hoover of Texas AM in the singles finals at Rice University's Tennis Stadium but he was the only seeded player who made it to the semifinals. Fourth-seeded Bob Ogle of Houston lost his first round match by forfeit when.he failed to show up for the match. Third-seeded Lee Merry of Houston lost to Hoover in the second, round and. second-seeded Ross Walker of Houston lost to Rice's Alan Boss in Tuesday's quarterfinals. 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Rozelle said the owners had held considerable discussion following the report but would not indicate whether me issue could be resolved quickly. Rozelle indicated that Ihe discussion among the owners now centers, not so much on whether the NFL should expand as it does on how, when .md to where it should expand. Rozelle admitted that expansion wasn't the only thin? the owners discussed in the day-long meeting. "I think." he said smiling, "the World Football League was touched on." The Commissioner -aid he did not feel that the development of the rival league had anything to do with NFL expansion. "It's not ready rele- vent to their operation as far as we can see." he said. He d!l, however, note that seven of t!;e 12 WFL cities already hid NFr, teams. Rozelle said he was deeply troubled over the signing of future contracts with t;ie new league by NFL stars such as Larry Csonka, Calvin Hill Kenny Stabler, and others. "I think it's very bad for pro football," the commissioner said. "It creates conflicts of interest' and divided loyalties. T consider it- very, very unhealthy." to the St. Louis attack which backed Sonny Slebert's eight-hit plchlng. REDS 5. CUBS I The Cubs ended Roger Nel son's no-hitter In the sixth and Cincinnati Manager Sparky Anderson ended his night in the seventh, lifting him for a pinch hitter with the Reds ahead 2-1. The pinch-hitter, Terry Crowley hit a sacrifice fly, making the score 3-1, and the Reds added two runs in the eighth. DODGERS 5, PHILLIES 3 Pinch-hitter Tom Paclorck slugged a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth to rally the Dodgers over the Phillies, who had taken a short-lived 3-2 lead In the top of the Inning. PADRES 10, METS 2 Even the last-place Padres are picking on the defending National League champs. Randy Jones tossed a seven- n'tter and John Grubb knocked n four runs with a single, double and three-run homer to drop the Mcts for the 10th lime in their first 13 games. The Padres shelled Jon Matack, 0-1, Harry Parker and Jones. 1-4 Wini-.^ the Mets Ray Sadeckl for 16 hits, until the seventh when Cleon Jones singled and scored on Wayne Garrelt's triple. EXPOS 8, GIANTS 4 M o n t r e a l scored five unearned-runs in the sixth in- ling, two on Tim Foil's single to beat San Francisco. An error by Montreal first jaseman Ron Fairly led to ,hree unearned San Francisco runs in the fifth, givin gthe Giants a 4-2 lead. But the Giants returned the 'avor an inning later when an error by rookie third baseman Steve Ontiveros triggered the "ive-run outburst, capped by en Singleton's RBI single. FS Southside Captures Triangular Golf Meet Johnny Wllllnms fired n Iwo- over - par 72 ut Fayetlevlllo Country Club Tucsduy to leii'l Fort Smith Souttislde to first place In a triangular golf match. Southside hud n four- man total of 208, Faycltovlllc was second at 312 nnd Northside finished third at 318. Playing In the number one group with Greg Hays of the Bulldogs and Kevin Wear of Morthalde, Williams parred the tirst seven holes and bogeyed the next two to make the turn in two-over-par 38' Hays hooked Ms drive on the first hole into the woods and made a double bogey on the hole, but got back :o even par by btrdlelng the third and sixth holes. Hays then hit a bad tec shot on the par-three seventh, :htpped to within 12 feet and ihree-putted for another double Mgey. He bogeyed the eighth lole after hooking into pine irees on the left, and made the ;urn In 39. Wear had five pars and four bogeys for a 40. On the par-four llth, Hays lit a monumental drive and hen approached to within five eet. He missed the birdie putt, lowever. after Williams made lis putt for a birdie. Hays bogeyed the 12th and 17th holes and finished the back nine at wo-pver-par 36. Williams double - bogeyed the .2th and bogeyed the 13th to all into a tie with Hays, but le came back with birdies on he 16th and 17th to par the jack nine and win medalist icnors. Wear finished with a 78. Bill Henson and Rick Srygley each shot 74 for Southside, and evin Phillips added a 78. For Tayetteville. Brown Pendleton carded a 75, Jack Owen a 79 and Read Hudson an 83 Trailing Wear's 78 for Northside vere Bill Pine with a 79, Mike Dooly with an 81. Hudson, a sophomore, had his most consistent round of the ast several matches for Fay- elteville. He had eight fives and a four on the front nine and u flvc-ovcr-nnr 30 on tho buck. He was upstaged by Srytfluy, who bird led tho first nnd nlntli holes for a' 38 on the front nnd uddcd a 3G coming In. In an i n f o r m a l junior viirslly match, Scotty Hupport shot a 78 for the Bulldogs, followed by Hlcky Turner and Ronnie Bancom with Ols. Blair Johansiin with a 04 and Rod Bellows with n 98. For the Grizzlies. Phillip Thompson had a 77. Bill Carney an 81 and Keith Lomley an 81. Kevin Lane shot 75. Mark Abbott 82 nnd Nike Vernon 87 for Southsido, Tiie Rebels will provide Fay- ettcvllle'e toughest competition in the conference meet on the same course Friday. -GRANT HALL Arkansas Tech Splits Twinbill RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (API -- Behind homeruns from Tommy Hester and Barrel Horn, Arkansas Tech rallied to take the second game of a doubleheader from the University of Arkansas-Monticello. 3-2, here Tuesday. UAM rode the one-hit pitching of David Stover to a 2-0 shutout in the first game. Stover who fanned 12, is now 6-3. Tech is 5-5 in Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference action. UAM fell to 6-7. Luce Resigns BOSTON (AP) -- Charles Luce, assistant director of athletics at Boston University, has resigned effective Aug. 15, school officials said Tuesday. 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