Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on May 9, 1974 · Page 16
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 16

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Thursday, May 9, 1974
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I* · Met*r»«»1 Aifawmt TV*5, TWfc, May 9, 1*74 rAvrmviLL*. AKKAMAS Porker Half Miler Could Land In Gold DALLAS - About the only thing that Nial! O'Shaughnessy. ·obert Primeaux and John Berry have in common is an excellent chance to win gold DiediU at the Southwest Con- fmence track and field championships May 18 in Houston. All three posted their best sharks of te season in their specialties last week and it wa ·n especially gratifying showing for Primeaux. the NCAA 44( fcurtOes champion who shaved almost four seconds off his sea- sen's best time. O'Shaugnncssy, a tiny fresh man from Adare, Ireland, spec to a 1:50.4 in the 880 Saturday n Baton Rouge. It was 2.7 seconds under nis best earlier eVfort and led a gang of SWC half-milers who turned in exceptional showings over the w«kend. Six SWC athletes tettered tbr'r seasonal marks in three meets and now seven have dipped under 1:51 flat to set the stage for what could be the most fiercely competitive race on the 16-evenl card. B«ry. a 6-0 senior from Da', continued his consisten performances in the long jump with a 25-6'A leap withou aiding wind It was his fourth victory of the current outdooi season and Just Hi inches of the SWC record established las year by Baylor'i Danny Brab ham. Berry has gone beyond 25 feet in tour of his last six meets and better 24-10 in the other two. The 6-4 Primeaux, a junlo from Mobile, Ala., defeated SWC record holder Mike Crcm holm of Ri« in last year's con ference meet and went on t' win the NCAA championship with a ^9.5. He was sidelinec by an injury most of this sea son, turning in a 55.9 in hi first effort March 30. The next week he failed U finish and then failed to qualit at the Kansas Relays with K.t. But last Thursday a Austin he sped to a 55. clocking and served notice tha he'll be a contender for th championship he won last yeai P r i m e a u x a n d Baylor' Jimmy Galley could push eac other in their quest tor the SW record 50.2 even though they' be running on a cinder trac hi Houston instead of an artif cial footing Galley had a 50, a week ago and won his sixt race of the outdoor season wit t 51.S Saturday In Baton Roug Long jumper Berry is jus one of several SWC track me who have- shown outstandin consistency during the seaso Texas high Jumper Wya TompUns cleared seven feet fc fee second time in three meets OK middle meet raining h i m oat at M. Bjorn Borg Blossoms On WCT Tour By Defeating Big Names In Pro Tennis DALLAS (AP) -- He's just ', and doesn't shave. He has a lop of unruly blond hair thai ies like a pony's tail. He looks e a kici who has been scpa- ated from his mother at the upermarkel. But don't let Bjorn Borg's allow youth fool you. "If you don't lake him se- iously he will murder you," ays the veteran tennis star od Laver. "He's mature and e's very good." Laver should know. He lost to China May Enter Olympics LONDON (AP)--The Peoples Republic of China is moving loser week by week to partici- ation in the Olympic Games. By the end of next week the Chinese could be fully fledgcc members of five inlornationa ecleralions governing Olympic [ports. They have been edging to wards this target for the lasi ix months. It would officially entitle them to form a Naliona! Olympic Committee, the firs' wsitive step towards sending athletes to the Games. The Chinese drive towards he Olympics could reach a vi a) turning point at the anmia meeting of the Internationa Tencing Federation at M o n t e Carlo May 16-17. China has ap plied for affiliation. Thus, a vote taken in this playground of the capitalis ·ich could decide the future o .he Communist country's 80 million people in Internationa sports. Until a few days ago the Chi ncsc were affiliated wilh three Olympic sports federations-skating, ice hockey and rowing '.n France last weekend th Chinese gained a fourth Olym pic affiliation--with the Inter mlional Weighllifting Feder ation. But it won another importan Battle at the same time. "We are the first federatioi :o expel Taiwan (Nationals ^hina) lo make way fo China," said Oscar State weighllifting federation secre tary. on his return to London. The Chinese reportedly wan jo include athletes from Taiwa in their international teams Stale is among a growing grou of world sports officials encour aging this. Until now, officials from Pe king always have refused to b on the same bodies as Taiwan which has its own Naliona Olympic Committee, recognize by the international Olympi Committee. jorn 6-1, 6-1 in the semifinals Ihe World Championship nnis lournament this year in arcelona. "lie could be Ihe best 17 ear-old tennis player who has vcr lived," says Arthur Ashe she's career record agains youngster is 2-3, losini vice this year. Ashe and Borg clash in one o he remaining opening-round natchcs of Ihe WCT tourney onight al Ihe Moody Coliseum ,'s Borg's first appearance in he pros' S100.000 event. Bjorn Rune Borg of Sweden s Ihe new wonder kid of tennis cclaimed the greatest teen ger to reach the big tim ince Ken Rosewall and Lew Toad toured the world for Aus ralia in 1952. 'I don't miss school much, ays Bjorn, who dropped pu flcr his first year in hig' chool. "I don't know what ould learn in school to mak more money than I mak low." BIG WINNINGS T h e good-looking Swed larned $49.100 on the pro ci: cuit last year. So far in th r oung 1!)74 season he ha )icked up 555,145. A victory i he WCT finals here--a long shot hut possiblL 1 --would nc him another 550,000. "We have heads of com panics in Stockholm who don make that much money," Bjor says realistically. Bjorn grew up in Sodertalji a community on the outskirts i Stockholm, where his fathe ran a grocery store. His d;i was an expert table tenn slayer. In one table tennis tourn; mcnt, the elder Borg won cheap tennis racket. H arought it home lo his son, the 7. an only child. Bjorn bega hilling sponge rubber bal against a barn. "Everything came natura ly." young Borg says. "At nin I was playing in junior tourn menls. At 13. 1 was playin against men and winning man matches. I was 15 when I ma the Davis Cup team." The world became aware young Borg last year in 11 French Open when he beat Cl Richey. Pierre Barthes an Dick Stockton in succession. At Wimbledon, he gained tl quarter-finals before losing hard five-setter to Britain's Pi ?er Taylor. Ho became I hero of giggling, screechin teeny-boppers. "They swarmed all over m waited for me at the hotel an kept ringing my room," Bjo says. "It was distracting. I 1C it better here where I c watch television in peace." Bjorn drives a courtesy Ca iliac here, as do all other co petilors, hut his coach, Lenm Bergelin. is always at his si( He's still too young to let out sight. Quarry Nearly Loses Before Knock Out UNIONDALE. N.Y. (AP) -- oe Frazier's mouth was open, adison Square Garden boxing remoter Teddy Brenner's louth was open. Charlie Quar r's mouth was open. They and several thousanc :hers were staring at Jerry uarry, sitting in the middle ol ring as a result of a left ook thrown by Joe Alexander. Quarry got up Wednesday ight in the fight at the Nassau oliseum, but for a moment mt left hook severely shook ~:iiarry's fighting future. Asked what he \vas Ihinkini bout after he was knocke own, the No. 1 heavyweigh ontender replied, "I knew 'as on my butt, that's what ' new. He hit me with thi weetest left hook you'll eve: je hit with." But Q u a r r y got up am nocked Alexander out in the econd round to keep intact hi line 17 fight with forme hampion Krazier at Madisor Square Garden. Frazior and Brenner, presi lent of Garden Boxing Inc vere on hand for what almos urned into a horror show fo both. Frazier is guarantee 1400,000 to fight Quarry, who i o get $25,000, and the Garde igures to pick up a very nic piece of change from th closed-circuit telecast of th "ighl. "It's a good thing you have ig Irish behind," Charli Quarry, a stunning blond shouted at her husband in th dressing room. QUARRY RECOVERS Quarry quickly recoverec rom the knockdown an cnocked Alexander down twic n the second round. The se nd knockdown left the Sumte S.C., fighter sprawled in h corner and he was unable t beat Ihe count which, und New York rules, continued after the bell sounded. "If I was really in shape, you would have seen a victory," said Alexander, who hasn't fought since he upset Jose Luis Garcia 14 months ago with a one-round knockout. Alexander, who weighed 205, suffered his fourth loss against 12 pro victories and was paid $5,000 for the first pro fight in the two-year-old Nassau Coliseum, which drew 6,111 and a gate of $56,335. The 29-year-old Quarry, now 49-6-4 with six straight victories since ending a brief retirement 17 months ago, said the fight helped him shape his strategy for Frazier. "I'm going to stay off the floor," he smiled. Milwaukee In Must Win Situation Forwards Key To Series BOSTON CAP) -- The for- 1 ards hold the key for Mil- aukee success in its win-or- Jse National Basketball Assoei- :ion showdown here Friday ight, Bucks Coach Larry Cos- cllo said Wednesday. The Bucks, 96-87 losers to the Boston Celtics in Milwaukee uesday, trail 3-2 in the best-of- e v e n NBA championship eries. The Celtics would clinch le title by winning Friday, but Bucks' victory would send the eries back to Milwaukee for a *venth game Sunday. Kareem Abtiul-Jabbar. the Sucks' 7-foot-2 center, poured n a series-high 37 points Tues ay, hut forwards Bob Dan [fridge and Cornell Warner added only 10 and two, respec Ively. "That's where we have the big, big advantage in the matchups," Costello said. "No Jo-Jo (White) on (Mickey) Davis. Not the other matchups ight there, in the middle." The Bucks' practice Wednes ay emphasized passing to Abdul-Jabbar and gelling the forwards more involved in the ot- ense. Costello said it is too late to radically change tactics, either on offense or defense. "What we have to do is hope 'or good performances from key people," h« ·aid. "There Is no doubt in my mind that if we run the stuff we talk about, we can win." "There is no way. no way they can stop that stuff if _ we get movement and execute, he said. "It's that basic. It's amazing we've done as well as Defender Classic To Begin RALEIGH, N.C. AP) -- A I record field headed by defending champion Judy Rankin and Jo Ann Prentice, the leading money winner of the year, begins play Friday in the $35.000 American Defender Golf Clas- c. A pro-am event today made up of 44 teams served. as a warmup for the 54-hole tournament which carries a $5,000 first prize. Carol Mann and Kathy Whitworth, each winner of the Raleigh event three times, are entered along with another former champion, Sandra Haynie Ted Dick, tournament chairman, said rain last weekend had left the Raleigh Country Club course in excellent condition, "The greens are the best they have been in the past six years." Dick said. Entries in the pro-am event included North Carolina State basketball Coach Norman Sloan and former Duke basketbal Coach Bucky Waters. ·v-v- we have, not getting Ihe things done that we should neve." "We've got to get e lot from Dandridge because he's more involved than others," he said. "We've never pressed lik« this before. It's phenomenal," Celtics' center Dave Cowens said. "Most of the time during the regular season we played a bother press. But this is a different ball game now." Boston mainstays Don Chancy and Don Nelson suffered a pulled muscle and torn toenail, respectively, Tuesday, but both are expected to be at or near peak condition Friday. Bucks' guard Jon McGlocklin aggravated his week-old calf injury and did not practice Wednesday. Although visiting teams hay* won three of the five games in the series, the Celtics are determined to end it on their home court Friday. Contract Not Renewed FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- The governing board of Colorado State University voted not to renew the contract of Athletic Director Perry Moore. The contract expires June 30. SSRfB-*: Grand Opening Northwest as Plaza throug Register " Zenith Member FDJ.C. and Give Her Something SHE REALLY WANTS From Collier Drug Stores FROM OUR GIFT DEPARTMENT EXQUISITE GIFT DEPARTMENT. 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