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Â·uiinniDiiiiuifiiiuiiiiiiuiiiuniiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiniiiiiiNiiiiiiiii, Professional Baseball miiiiminniniMntiiinuiiiiiiiiniiuuinniiiiiiiiiiHiiiiiini! NATIONAL LEAGUE East W L Pet. Â«B St. Louis ' 43 41 .512 -- Philaphia 43 42 .500 Vi Montreal 40 42 .488 2 Chicago 37 45 .451 5 Pittsburgh 37 45 .451 5 New York 36 48 .429 7 West Los Angeles 60'28 .682 -Cincinnati 48-37 .565 10V4 Houston 46 41 .529 13Â« Atlanta 46 42 .523 14 San Fran 39 49 .443 21 San Diego ; 38 53 .418 23V4 Wednesriay's Games San Diego 8, New York 1 Chicago 11, Cincinnati 3' Philadelphia 5, Los Angeles 4 Atlanta 10, Pittsburgh 5 :. ; San Francisco 4, Montreal 2 Houston 3, St. Louis 2 Thursday's Games Cincinnati (Kirby 6-5) at Chicago (Heuschel 8-6) Only game scheduled Friday's Games Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 2, N Atlanta at St. Louis, 2, N Chicago at Houston, N Montreal at San Diego, N New York at Los Angeles, N Philadelphia at San Francisco, N AMERICAN LEAGUE East ' -W I. Pet. GB 46 37 .554 -45 37' .549 46 38 .548 43 41 .512 43 42 .506 Baltimore Cleveland Boston . Milwaukee Detroit New York Oakland Kansas Citv Texas Chicago Minnesota California 41 42 41 43 West 48 37 42 41 42 .488 5'/4 40 39 32 .565 .506 .483 .482 .453 .364 5 7 7 9% 17% Wednesday's Games Boston 3, Texas 1 New .York 9, Kansas City 4 Milwaukee 6, Chicago 1 Minnesota 11, Detroit 6 , Baltimore 9, California 1 Only games schdduled Thursday's Games Texas (Hargan 7-4) at Boston (Lee 9-7) Cleveland (Peterson 7-4) at Minnesota (Decker 8-8), N New York (Medich 9-7) at Kansas City (Briles 1-2), N Baltimore (McNally 8-6) at Chicago (Moran 1-3), N Only games scheduled Friday's Games California at "Boston, N Oakland at New York, N Detroit at Kansas City, N Â· Cleveland at Minnesota, N Texas at Milwaukee, N Baltimore at Chicago, N ENGULFED IN FLAMES . . . Jim Nance (35) running back jor the Houston Texans is brought down by Ron Porter, lejt, and Richard Brewer, right, o/ Chicago Fire during World Football League action Wednesday evening in Chicago. Fire burned Houston, 27-0. x. PK FA As WFL Opens Infant Season Attendance Ei Bv THE ASSOCIATED PRESS the game between New York "it was novelty night in the world of professional football and the gimmick was a bigger lit than the organizers of the World Football League had expected. At four of five sites for the irst football games in the new rofessional football league, crowds were bigger than originally anticipated-- although at no site did the demand exceed he supply of tickets. The WFL gets a sterner test tonight during the telecast of md Jacksonville which ..will cr provide the armchair fans with lo i chance to judge the merits or cl demerits of the infant league, tr In the first night of WFL ac- a ivily Wednesday,- the Chicago g Fire defeated the Houston Texans 17-0. the Florida Blazers tt edged the Ilawaiians 8-7, the n Philadelphia Bell trounced the p Portland Storm 33-8, the Mem- tt phis Southmen beat the Detroit \ v Wheels 34-15 and the Birming- n ham Americans beat the South- 0 em California Sun 11-7. n Cincy Bengals Trade Bergey ! To Philadelphia Eagles; ; ^^ Â· P WFL Revokes Earlier Pact 5 i CINCINNATI (AP) -- The .with the Virginia Ambassadors, f Cincinnati Bengals have traded 1 who have since become the Bill Bergey to the -Philadelphia Eagles in a National Football league transaction and his con, r o v e r s i a 1 World Football League contract has been revoked. The Bengals and the Eagles made separate announcements of the deal. The Bengals will receive Philadelphia's first draft choice in 1976 and first and second choices in 1977. "It was a difficult move to make, but we feel that it is in the best interests of all," Cin cinnati Coach Paul Brown said Bergey, a 5-foot-3, 243-pound defensive back from Arkansas State, was the Bengals' second round draft choice in 1969. He had two years left on his contract with the Bengals when he signed a three-year pac Florida Blazers of the WFL. ( Brown said Bergey has been released from the WFL con- .ract to sign the five-year agreement with the Eagles. "Bill had not rceived his July 1 bonus payment from the WFL Orlando team and Orlando was willing to release its contract, with Bergey so he will go to Philadelphia with no strings attached," ' Brown explained. Earlier this year the Bengals filed suit in U.S. District Court, hoping for an injunction against WFL raids on Bengals' players and revocation of Sergey's WFL contract. Judge David Porter ruled in favor of Bergey. The Bengals appealed the decision. The appeal is pending. Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Thura., July 11, 1974 * 13 FAYITTEVILLI, ARKANSAS . ' Birmingham drew the biggest rowd, where the 53,231 [ans. ong hungry for a football fran- hise, saw their dream come rue and gave the Americans n extended ovation before the ;ame. "I was awccl and impressed vith the enthusiasm of the Birmingham fans," said league resident Gary Davidson who vas attending the game . "I vas expecting a crowd of per- laps 40,000 and to gel a crowd of 53,000 is just wonderful." Philadelphia drew 45,000, al most 13,000 above what hat jeen expected, but still was short of a sellout in mammouth ,02,000-seat John F. Kennedy Stadium. The Chicago Fire drew 42.000 to 55,000-soat Sol dier Field, well over its antici pated crowd of 35,000. whili Florida drew 18,625 fans to thi Tangerine Bowl, which hold: 30,000. A crowd of 40,000 is expectei for tonight's game in the Gate Bowl between Jacksonville am the Stars. What the fans saw Wednes day ranged from aerial dis plays by Philadelphia's Kin Corcoran, and Chicago's Virg Carter, who each Shrew tw .ouclulown passes, to. low-sco ing efforts by Birmingham an ng e i'lori Florida whose efforts showc the WFL promise of "mor wide-open football". Even in rolling up its b margin, Philadelphia, accori ing to some observers, a TRI-LAKES ANTENNA Sales and Service New Used Antennas Color Â· Black White Boosters Â« Towers Free Estimates 751-7927 7S1-8496 751-0257 ared well below the standard the established National ootball League and not even good as the old American ootball League in its first sea- n. The Blazers suffered a loss f the playing field Wednesday hen they released linebacker ill Sergey from his WFL com- itment, allowing him to bo aded from the NFL Cincinnati engals to the Philadelphia agles. " "Bill had not received .his uyl 1 bonus payment from the /FL and Orlando was willing o release its contract with Berey," said Bengals' Coach Paul Town, who added the release nabled Bergey to be traded ith no strings attached. Top Seeds Advance GSTAAD, Switzerland -- ThÂ« wo top seeds, Spain's Manuel Oranles and Roy Emerson; of Australia, -advanced to the luarter-finals of the Swiss Open 'ennis Championships. Emerson eliminating Thomas Koch of Brazil 6-2, 3-6. 6-0 and )ranles topping Switzerland's Dimitri Slurdza 6-1, 6 ; 1. Â· 51/4% 7Yz% : We have a savings program and interest rate to meet your needs. Fayetteville Savings Loan Association 201 N. East Avenue NFLPA Forces Halt To Chicago Event Hoping To Quicken Settlement League Leaders 'AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING (190 at bats)-Carew, Miri, -.384; Maddox, NY, .332. RUNS^-Campaneris, Oak, 55; D.Allen, Chi, 54. HUNS BATTED IN-Burroughs, Tex, 70; D.Allen, Chi, 60. HITS -- Carew, Min, 126; Rudi, Oak, 101. DOUBLES--Hudi,' Oak, 23; Briggs, Mil, 21; Carew, Min, 2h TRIPLES--Rivers, Cal, Otis, KC, 7; Hisle, Min, Campaneris, Oak, 6. HOME HUNS--D.Allen, Chi, 22; Mayberry, KC, 17. S T O L E N BASES--North, Oak, 34; Campaneris, Oak, 24. PITCHING (7 Decisions)-- G.Perry, Cle, 15-2, .882, 1.45 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The two sides are getting sack together again, sort .of, jut the National Football League players' strike has already claimed its first . vic- .ims--the underprivileged kids of Chicago. Officials of the NFL Players Association and NFL Management Council agreed Wednesday to try and resume contract negotiations. But a few hours later,:- -the- --striking Â· players achieved a bitter-tasting goal when the July 26 College All- Star Game, an annual charity affair, was cancelled the first time since its 1934 inception. Chicago Tribune Charities, sponsor of the game which traditionally kicks off the NFL exhibition schedule, said it couldn't finance and plan game under the prevailing uncertain conditions and decided to concel the contest. Cooper Hollow, chairman of the charities, said the decision to call off the game--an action which will cost underprivileged Chicago-area youngsters about $200,000--was taken after the to give the play- Sprague, Mil, 6-1, .857, 2.37. STRIKEOUTr-N.Ryan, 185; G.Perry, Cle, 128. Cal, NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING (190 Garr, AH, .364; .336. at bats)-Gross, Htn, RUNS-Wynn, LA, 59; Bonds, SF, 57. RUNS BATTED IN--Cedeno, Htn, 70; Garvey, LA, 65. HITS--Garr, All, 133; D.Cash, Phi. 112. DOUBLES--Cardenal, Chi, 21; Stennett, Pgh, 21; Stargell, Pgh, 21; R.Smith, SIL, 20; Garvey, LA, 20; Maddox, SF, 20. TRIPLES-Garr, All, 11; D.Cash. Phi, 7. HOME RUNS--Cedeno, 19; Wynn, Phi, 18. Htn, LA, 19; Schmidt, STOLEN BASES--Brock, StL, 53; Morgan, Cin, 37. PITCHING (7 Decisions)-John, LA, 13-2, .867, 2.35 Messrsmlh. LA, 9-2, .818, 2.12. Phi, 117; STRIKEOUTS-Carlton, 1 2 8 ; i Seaver, NY, Messrsmth, LA, 117. Arkansas Travs Crush El Paso EL PASO, Tex. (AP) -- Rich Leon crashed a grand slam home run to cap a six-run second inning and start the Arkansas Travelers on their way to a 16-3 victory over El Paso here Wednesday night and a split of a doubleheader. EI Paso, aided by three Arkansas errors, defeated the Travelers 8-3 In the first game. Arkansas scored one run in the first inning of the second game and then unloaded in the second. Singles by Larry Herndon, Gary Raco, Jerry Mumphrey and Rudy Kinard resulted in two runs. Joe Lindsey walked to load .the bases and then Leon gave the Travelers a 7-0 lead with a blast over the fence in right center. Leon knocked in six runs in the second game. A r k a n s a s batted around again in the third inning and players' union failed "its full sanction" to ing of the game. Two days earlier, the collegians, trapped in the middle of the dispute, voted by a slim majority not to play unless the strike was settled by game day. They would have earned $250 apiece for playing. It'll also cost some NFL players a healthy chunk of dough. Miami's Super Bowl-champion Dolphins, the other team in the game, would have earned about ?175,000, with some individual stars getting one-game paychecks upwards of $5,000. At least four Miami veterans had said they would cross their union's picket line to play. It seems pretty clear the cancellation will cost more than money, too. It's likely to cost the players some public support. Ed Garvey, executive director of the Players' Association, said the union "is sorry (hat he game can't be played, but .he cancellation may bring about a quicker settlement of the contract dispute." The 11-day-old strike involves "freedom issues" and the players' demands--63 contract demands in all--that the option clause, the reserve clause and other restrictive rules be wiped from the standard player con- an unequivocal misstatement of fact. At our last meeting, they (the players) walked out and they said they didn't want to meet again until we made an offer on the freedom issues." To that, Garvey replied: "I don't know what he', s talking about. I'm sure the - mediator will substantiate our position. The mediator asked for the break in negotiations. We didn't walk put ... .' T Bill Curry, center' for the Houston Oilers and president of the NFL-PA, praised the All- Stars for trying to "tip' both sides into meaningful negotiations." He said he "deeply, deeply regretted the cancellation," but hoped that at Friday's talks, "we can get down to the nuts and bolts of negotiating." The collegians, assembled in Evanston, III., to train for the game, generally seemed to exp r e s s the "trapped-in-the- middle feelings" and had some unkind words for bnth .sides-and themselves as well. " "We did both the Tribune and ourselves an injustice," said Penn State tackle Charles Getty. "I think we were led down the path by both sides, but we were on the spot as far as pressure from both sides." aded really running unfortunate," back Rod McNeil! of the University of Southern California. "Most of us sincerely wanted to play. The biggest losers will be the charities involved in the game I honestly think this trouble would have been hurdled given another day or two." tract. The Carter Passes Fire To Victory CHICAGO (AP) -- Virgil Carter flipped two touchdown masses and Chuck iRamsey booted a 30-yard field goal Wednesday night to lead the Chicago Fire to a 17-0 victory over the Houston Texans in a World Football League opener played before an announced crowd of 42,000. Carter, formerly of the National Football League, dominated the offense with his passing and scrambling while the Fire defense kept Houston in check. striking players' next Goodrich belted whitewall sale took a 12-0 lead. The Travelers produced 10 hits in the first game, but failed to put together a big inning. El Paso iced the first game with four runs in the fifth inning, target would seem to be the July 27 Hall of Fame Game between the St. Louis- Cardinals and Buffalo Bills at Canton Ohio. They have achieved their first success in a stated plan to prevent the NFL from staging any exhibition games. Friday's meeting between NFLPA ancj NFLMC representatives won't actually be a re- sumpt'on of contract talks. It is, instead, merely a meeting with federal mediator James Scearce to see if there is any basis for ropehing negotiations, broken off two weeks ago by Scearce when no progress was being made. 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