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Professional Baseball ' AMERICAN LEAGUE ' ' · ' E a s t ' ' ' W L Pet. 61 .,50 .550. 57 52 .523 · 57 54 .514 54 56- .491 54 58 .482 . ,53 59 '.473 Boston . Cleveland Baltimore New York Detroit Milwaukee GB 7'/i Oakland West 47 , 5 8 4 , -Kansas City (Busby 16-9), N. Chicago 56 55 ..505 9 Texas 57 57' .500 9 Minnesota 54 60 .474 -12? California . 44 69 .389 22 , . Thursday's Results California 6, Chicago 4 Milwaukee 5, Boston 3 Oakland 10, Texas 1 Detroit 4,'Cleveland 3 ; .Minnesota 3, Kansas City I, 14 innings Only games scheduled Friday's Games Chicago (Bahnsen 9-13) at Cleveland (G.'Perry 15-6), N -Milwaukee (Kobel 5-8) at KANSAS City (Busby 16-9), N . Baltimore (Cuellar 13-8) at Minnesota (Hands 3-4), N . Detroit (LaGrow 7-12) at Texas (Brown 9-?), N Boston (Lee 12-10) at Oakland ·(Abbott 4-2)- N " ; - New York (Medich 13-9) a California (Lange 3-7 or Tan ana 6-14), N · . ' NATIONAL LEAGUE '.. East St. Louis Philaphia Pittsburgh Montreal New York ', Chicago Los Angeles Cincinnati' . Houston Atlanta San Fran · San Diego W 1 Pel. .522 .518 .491 .473 .435 .422 GB .652 .602 .523 .518 .442 5V 9% 11 5% 14 15 231 28 5? 58 55 57 52 '58 47 61 45 63 West 73 39 68 45 '58 53 58 - 54 50 63 .,,,,- -45.:.68. .398 Thursday's Results . Montreal,3,.St. Louis 2, 13 in nings ' . · : ' " · . Philadelphia 2, Chicago 1 . Pittsburgh '4, New York 3 Atlanta 1,'Hoiiston 0 Only games scheduled- · Friday's Games San Francisco (Ban- 9-5) Chicago '(Stone 3-3) Atlanta .(Morton 11-7) Philaelphia (Twitchcll 6-3), N Cincinnati; (Norman 10-10) New York (Apodaca 3-5), N San Diego (Jones 7-15) Pittsburgh (Hooker 7-9), N Los Angeles (Zahn 2-1) at Louis (Foster 5-7), N Montreal (Blair 64) at Hous ton (Wilson 8-8), N TEXAS LEAGUE ' . W e s t ,..,' . , W L Pel. GB 64 49 .556 -59 55 -.518 5V! 59 55' .518 . 5 1 / 54 59 .478 10 East . W L Pet. GB 65 50 .565 -64 49 . 4 £ El Paso San Antonio Amarillp Midland 51 66 71 .557 1 .4J6 15 ,372 22 Victoria '· Arkansas: i Shrevepqrt Aexandria --..,- ,-·- Thuirsday's Results Arkansas 4-2, Shreveport 0-1 Only games scheduled Friday's Schedule Midland at El Paso Amarillo at San Antonio Victoria af Shreyeport Arkansas at Alexandria League Leaders Green, Floyd, Schlee Tied At 68 Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Friday, Aug. 9, 1974 · Tt . FAYETTKVILLr. ARKAKEAS Nicklaus, Snead Near Top (AP Wirephoto) FOR PGA LEAD ...Ray Floyd, right, and John Schlee are shotim in action Thursday during the ·first round of the 'PGA Championship in Clemmons, N.C. They, along with Hubert Green, share the -first round, lead with two-under-par 68's, n 10-2 Win Over Texas Rudi Sparks A's By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS .Joe Rudi knocked in five runs vith two singles, a double and home run Thursday night to ead the Oakland A's to a 10-2 out of the Texas Rangers and embellish his flashy offensive igures. "Baseball people know he's a olid player, although I've icard he's underrated," said Oakland Manager Alvin Dark. "It doesn't worry me a b o u t be. lack of publicity," said ludi, who is hitting .310 with 72 IBI and 13 home runs. In the other American jeague games,. the Milwaukee irewers* stopped the Boston Red Sox 5-3; the California An- ;els stopped the Chicago White ox 6-4; the Detroit Tigers nipped the Cleveland Indians 4-3 and the Minnesota Twins beat ;he Kansas. City Royals 3-2 in 14 innings. Jesus Alou also . h a d a good night for the A's. He opened the jame with a first-pitch home run and added two singles, driving in two other runs. The breezed to his 16th .victory I inning to lead Minnesota ove: --:__. _:-- i --!!.,,_:_,, Kansas City. . Rod C a r e w opened the 14th with a single and moved to third on a one-out base hit by Larry Hisle before scoring on Oliva's sacrifice fly off relief pitcher Joe Hoerner. against nine losses, scattering nine hits. The A's bombarded young David Clyde with an eight hit attack in the four innings the young lefty lasted. Clyde is now 3-8. . BREWERS 5, RED SOX 3 Don Money's double keyed a four-run third inning as Milwaukee whipped Boston to snap a string of six straight complete-game victories by Luis Tiant, 17-8. The Brewers had lost eight of their past.nine starts, including three to the Red Sox. ANGELS 6, WHITE SOX 4 Doug Howard singled to drive in the tying run, then scored on homer was season. ' Jim "Catfish" AIou's first of the H u n t e r CLEMMONS, N.C. (AP) -How many shots can a tournament golfer hit in anger before the reservoir runs dry? "There's a limit," Sam Snead said 10 years ago. A man lias only so many tournaments and so many shots in his system. Jack Nicklaus started so young. He will burn himsel fout before he's 30." This prediction came home to roost for the 62-year-old -hillbilly .wonder.'today as Snead and · the great - Nicklaus found "* themselves tied at 69, just one ·".·· stroke off the pace going into the second round of the 56th '· PGA Golf Championship. Nicklaus not only has not burned himself out but has amassed 14 major titles -- an all-time record, and at 34 appears only to foe getting his sec ond wind in the game. And old Sam himself is a liv ing contradiction of his own thesis -- still a masterfu shotmaker . and a PGA title threat after 84 tour victories and 40 years on the tough pro fessional circuit. , . "I guess it all depends on whether you can keep on liking the game," Snead acknowledg ed erabarassedly. "I'm s t i r playing because I keep at it. iove the game. You've got t say the same for Jack." The. sweet-swinging' vetcra out of Hot Springs, Va., and th brute strong Nicklaus were th key personalities as a logjan emerged from the openin round of the pros' private hous party with three men tied a two-under-par 68,.- Snead an Nicklaus bunched with four oil ers at G9 and 10 bracketed a even par 70 -- only three shol blanketing 19 competitors. The knee-deep rough an 7,050 yard Tanglewcod cburs ould scatter the traffic.snarl oday. . . . .;. v . . But Nicklaus' stock as : a robable repeater soared 'after ie opening round, .which saw oulh Africa's Gary Player umble to a 73 with a double ogey on the finishing hole. The tournament leaders, at I, are hefty Ray Floyd ol liami, who skipped four, of the ast seven weeks on the'-lour ecause of his wife's preg ancy; caustic Hubert .Green 61 Birmingham, Ala,;,a'rtd'star-g^- er John Schlee, who is sure his csliny is determined by thi igns of the Zodiac. He is : a Ge mini. '· Hobnobbing with Snead' arid Nicklaus, one shot back at 69 are Bobby Cole of South Africa n om Watson, Leonard Thomp on and rookie Eddie Pearce he last a native of Tampa ·'la., who played under an Ar lold Palmer scholarship a neighboring Wake Forest Col " ge. . .=..:..·;·.' :·--.-,.- Palmer, 44, still believing- li can w i n - t h e only : majpr till hat has evaded him and tliu end a 10-year drought of majo victories, took a large sectio of gallery on'a rain-dampene .bur of the scenic course an bogeyed the last hole for a 72. Johnny Miller, the season' leading money winner, bogeye the final hole and shot 7 where he was tied with seve others, including Chi Chi Rodr guez and former PGA winnt Dave Stockton. · ' '-,- ·' Bobby Nichols, the'new Can; dian Open champion,'and. G; Brewer, Jr., were among the in Palmer's bracket- 'at 7 Player, Lee Trevino, England Tony Jacklin and former Ma ters king Tommy Aaron we in a list of 15 who shot 73. To Top first round scores Thursay" in the 56lh PGA national hampionship ; m the 7.050 yard, ar'.35-35--70 Tanglewood Golf liib course: ubert Green ay Floyd olm Schlee' am Snead om Watson Eddie Pearce ack Nicklaus 34-34-6 34-34--C8 35-33-68 35-34--» 34-35--60 36-33--69 34-35-69 Leonard Thompson Bobby Gole Vic Hegalado Bruce Devlin DeWitt Weaver Grier Jones Kermit Zarley Mason Rudolph Tom Nieporte Jim Colbert Al Geiberger Tom Jenkins 35-34^69 35-348-69 38-324-70 35-35^-70 34-36^-70 35-35^-70 34-36^-70 35-35--70 3C-34--70 37-33--70 37-33--70 37-33--70 ILQ Rookie Boosts Sharks JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Coach Bud Asher said he cncw all along that Eddie McAshan would be a great quarterback, for the Jackson ille Sharks.' And'Sharks' owner Fran Mo naco agreed,, calling McAshan .-'another Johnny Unitas," after he rookie from Georgia Tech ed Jacksonville to a pair of 'purth quarter touchdowns and a 21-14 victory over the Hawaiians Thursday night in the World Football League's nation, ally televised game. McAshan sat clutching an injured knee after the contest but smiled through the pain and gamely predicted he will play against the Florida Blaz ers .'in i Orland o.. next Wed nesday "It 'doesn't hiirt" nearly as bad when you win." he said. Doc tors will evaluate the injury- in a day or two but believe it 3 only a bad sprain. He suffered the injury after he dived'the final yard for On inning touchdown with 20 sec- mds left on the clock. Going or a meaningless action point, tlcAshan went back to pass and was smacked by two Hono- ulu linemen. ' : Twice in the fourth quarter, ie drove the Sharks 80 yards'lo ouchdowns, hitting four ./key passes and sweeping both ends m option runs. Another. rookie quarterback. Peggie Oliver' from Marshall University, led Jacksonville, now 2-3 on the season, most ot the first half. He completed six of seven passes but could only set up a pair of field goals of 22 yards and 35 yards by Grant Guthrie. .': Meanwhile, Norris WceseV of Honolulu, the league's leading passer, took advantage ; of Sharks mistakes -- a fumble at the 10 and a short punt that was returned to the Sharks'.42 -- for a pair of touchdowns. The loss 'brought the Hawaiians record to 1-4. Open 9 a.m.-TO p.m. Closed Sunday FRI., '!' SAT. a that Ellie Rodriguez' sinigle ihree-run eighth inning carried California past Chicago. TIGERS 4, INDIANS 3 Jim Nettles singled,home one run and two more runs scored on consecutive errors by -pitcher Tom Buskey and .first man Tom - McCraw as Detroit rallied in the ninth inning .beat Cleveland. v TWINS 3, ROYALS 2 Tony Oliva drove in a run with a sacrifice fly jn the 14th Connors, Nastase Use Charm As Doubles Team NATIONAL LEAGUE · BATTING (250 at 'bats) -Garr, All, .366; Garvey, LA, .321. RUNS -- Morgan, Cin, 78; Schmidt, Phi, 76; Bench, Cin, 76. RUNS BATTED IN -- schmidt, Phi, 87 ;Bench, Cin, 82: Cedeno, Htn, 82. : HITS -- Garr, Atl, 170; D.Cash, Phi, 143. DOUBLES -- Cardenal, Chi, 27; Stargell, Pgh, 27. ' TRIPLES -- Garr, Atl, 15; A.Oliver, Pgh, 9. HOME RUNS - 'Wynn, LA, 26; Schmidt,.Phi ,25. STOLEN BASES -- Brock, StL, 75; Morgan, Cin, 45. PITCHING (11 Decisions) -- Messrsmth, LA, 13-3, .813, 2.18 John, LA, 13-3, .813. 2.58 Caldwell, SF, 10-3, .769, 3.16. STRIKEOUTS -- Carlton Phi, 175; Messrsmth, LA. 159. AMERICAN LEAGUE ' BATTING (250 at bats) -Carew, Min, .364; Hargrove, Tex, .338. · RUNS -- D.Allen, Chi.i 73; Grich, Bal, 71. RUNS BATTED 'IN -- Bur roughs, Tex, 92; Bando, Oak 79. HITS -- Carew, Min, 160; Rivers, Cal, 129; Rudi, Oak 129. DOUBLES -- Rudi, Oak, 30; Scott, Mil, 26. TRIPLES -- Rivers, Cal, 10 Otis, KC, 8. HOME RUNS -- D.Allen, Chi 29; Burroughs; Tex, 22. STOLEN BASES -- . North Oak, 40; Rivers, Cal, 29 Carew, Min, 29. - PITCHING (11 Decisions) -- G.Perry, Cle, 15-6, .714, 2.3 Tiant, Bsn, 17-8, .680, 2.93. - STRIKEOUTS -- N.Ryan Cal, 241; BIyleven, Min, 162. Didn't Make Fight CINCINNATI (AP) -- While the Cincinnati Reds and t h i Los A n g e l e s Dodgers wer. exchanging punches in : flare-up Wednesday night, vet eran reliever Clay Carroll wa taking his lumps out in the bull pen. Carroll was wounded befor he could join the fracas. "I got punched by the bullpe gate," grinned Carroll, sheep ishly. "We couldn't get It open am then it flew back and hit me,' said the Reds' oldest player sporting a bruised left collar bone, INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -Wimbledon champ Jimmy Connors, whose playful antics entertained the crowd at · the $130,000 U.S. Clay Court Tennis Championships again Thursday, ays a little bit of clowning 'helps me relax." "It's just the way I play the ;ame." the 21-year-old super- tar said after teaming with lie Nastase of Romania for a 0, 6-4 doubles victory over Peer. Fleming, Chatham, N.J., and Patrick DuPre, Birming- lam, Ala. Connors' petite, attractive iancee, Chris Evert of Fort Lauderdale, . Fla., is more erious when it comes to tennis, Jimmy added. ''That's her game to be businesslike -- to concentrate on every shot and all," Connors ixplained. The Connors-Nastase doubles combo, seeded No. 1 in the ourney, had little trouble handling their less-experienced opponents in the first set. but had o rally in the second from a 20 deficit. At one point in the fourth Jame of the first set, Nastase, ranked second behind. Connors n men's singles, was called for a foot fault on his first service. C o n n o r s sent chuckles h rough the crowd when he urned to his ; Romanian partner and said: "I told you about your foot faults." The top-ranked doubles pair also had their fun with lobs. Connors finally got his come uppance when DuPre blasted a return shot between the two irompting Connors to say U Nastase only after the ball had already gone out of play: "Yours." The Connors-Naslase lobbing received another setback in the first game of the second set when DuPre again put one pasi Jimmy with a well-placed cor ner shot. . The undaunted Connors kep on going toward the In dianapolis Racquet Club's sta diitrh court bleachers and sa with (he fans for a brief mo ment. In oher action Thursday, No 5-seedcd Terry Holladay of La Jolla, Calif., was' upset by Gai Chanfreau of France, 6-1, 6-2 Mrs. Chanfreau, a former Cla' Court champion, lost the firs game of the first set, then too! the next six games and the next three in the second set., Jeanne Evert, No. 3 women' seed from Fort Lauderdale, re bounded for a 6-4, 6-4 win ove Natalie Fuchs of France. Mis Evert's older sister, top-seedec Chris, swamped Roberta Star of Jacksonville, Fla., 6-2, 6-2. Before his doubles match Nastase easily defeated Free die McNalr of Chevy Chase Md., 6-2, 6-3, in their secom round match. Sweden's Bjor org, seeded third, defeated "o. 12 Juan Gisbert of Spain, -4, 6-3, to move into the quar- er-finals. In women's action, No. 2 ulie Heldman of Houston up- nded Lindsay Blatchford of ngland, 6-2, 6-3. Paul Farmer, A Well Known Auto Racer TALLADEGA. Ala. (AP) -_'here are people in Alabama vho insist that Red Farmer is a bigger name . t h a n Paul 'Bear" Bryant. Farmer is a race .driver, one f the best ever to suit up in p o r t s m e n competition, iryant's forte is college foot- tall, the University of Alabama ariety. In addition to red hair, which Bryant doesn't have and Farmer, does, the race driver has a ew other things going for him hat the football coach doesn't. Like victories. Farmer, in his 25th year of competition, c.an ook at 525 winners' trophies. Bryant has 241. Farmer works, at age 45, only when "he feels ike it. Bryant's time is more in demand. Farmer takes only an occasional fling at high speed 3rand National stock car rac- ng. And he's at Alabama International Speedway this week as an entry in Sunday's Talladega 500. He and some 55 other entries in the $147,000 race waited out another day of rain Thursday :hat forced a change of scheduling for today. The first 40 starters in the 50- ar lineup were up for grabs beginning at 10 a.m. Also to be qualified were starters for a 100-mile race for haby grand cars and a 200-miler for bigger touring cars, both scheduled to be run Saturday. Farmer was not expected to be a contender for the front row pole position -- or a start in the top 10, for that matter. "There are too many good cars and good drivers out here for me to figure strongly in the qualifying," Farmer said Thursday. Like Richard Petty, a $179,805 winner this year and well into the second million of his prize money career; like Cale Yarborough, already with $167,708 in the kitty; and David Pearson, a three-time Alabama wihner. Reg. $7.96 to $14.96 Now is your chance to stock-up for all occasions with, these , casual and dress Slacks from Kmart! Many outstanding styles and colors to choose from. Fabrics of polyester' cotton or polyester' rayon and denim included. Fancies and solids, flared and cuffed leg. Hurry for these! 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