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Grant Hall ' ^mitlllllllllllpllH 5 Mike Kirkland Excited, j P6sitive,Mentally Read/ Professional Baseball ntiinnnniimiffliiininniNinininiiuiiiiiiniiiiii Mike Kirkland walked in from a 90-minute workout arid stepped on the scales. "189," he read. He knew it would be something like that. "I've been running every day since July 1," he said. "I'll probably drop down to 185 and then'go back up to 190." That's what he weighed last year when he quarterbacked Arkansas to a 5-5-1 season. "I'm'more excited this year," he said. "I have to prove myself all over again. Having been through last year,.'I know, what the coaches want. I'm mentally ready.,to be positive in execution." Kirkland'was the forgotten man last spring, as Mark Miller and Scott Bull battled for pre-eminence at ouarterback. Mike had planned to combine baseball with spring football, but he saw right away that it ;.wouldn't work. . . . . . ; "I just couldn't do it physically," he recalled. "It was going, to beat me to death. I wanted to give both sports' 100 per cent, but I saw after one football practice that I couldn't do that." ' So he, Stuck with baseball, playing right field and even appearing ojice as a pitcher. But his season proved disappointing: "I hurt my left wrist in the first conference game, and subconsciously it bothered me for the rest of the season." His hitting didn't really recover until June, when he batted .325 for an amateur team in Houston. He also won a pair of route-going pitching decisions. But after a month of baseball, he felt he should start concentrating .on football. Problem Was Hesitation Asked if all that running he did was designed to find an extra step of speed, he said, "Not really. I know I can run. The reason I didn't turn the corner at. times last year was hesitation. Now I know what that one step can mean." Was he aware that Miller had promised to be num- . ber one because of the summer marriages of Bull and himself? "Mark's been telling us that all along," .Kirkland said, smiling. "But I wouldn't have gotten · married if I didn't think it would help me in all areas ' of 'my life." , Mike and the former Kerry Wylie of Tulsa were married on August 3. They honeymooned in Hot Springs for four days and in his home town of Pasadena, Tex.,'for three. "A lot of.guys on the team got married this summer," said Mike. "Jerry Brawner and Bennie Westphal were both married on the same day Kerry and I were." . A few people suggested this summer that Kirkland might be redshirted- if both Miller and Bull beat him out at quarterback. Coach Frank Broyles dismissed that notion in a press conference, however, and so did Kirkland this week. "I don't want to be redshirted, and I don't want to sit on the bench," he said. "I'd try out for punt returner if I had to. Or I might work back in as a kicker.. I even think I could play wide receiver." But don't get him wrong. He's confident he can be the starting quarterback. "I realize I'll be a little behind at the beginning," said Mike. "Starting out, it will probably be Scott and Mark listed as alternate first- teamers and then me. But with three-a-day and then two-a-day practices, .1 should be able to .catch up." Kirkland had .some very good games last year, most notably in the Razofbacks' 14-10 wiri over Texas AM, put he also had some bad ones. "I think the reason was just inexperience," he said. "I got frustrated when I didn't do things perfectly." With Bull and Miller breathing down his neck this year, he won't have that luxury. . . - · · - . Mike wouldn't say he was a better passer than his two rivals, but did a'dmit that "passing has never been too much of a problem for me." At age 13, he was a national winner in the punt, pass and kick contest. No Time To Concentrate As for the'placekicking, he'll be relieved if freshman Steye Little can fill the bill: "Last year I was so rushed, ,haying to change my shoe all the time. By the time'I'd get my kicking shoe on, the ball would be 20 yards in.front of me. I'd get there, take one deep breath and kick. There was no time to concentrate." Little may also be the starting quarterback-kicker v in a year or two, but he won't have the shoe-changing '* problem. Said Broyles, "He's a sidewinder." Kirkland is no closer to determining his sports future ^now than he was two years ago. "I hone I'll have a choice to make later on between football and baseball;" he said. "But I'm not counting on either one. The first thing I have to do is get my degree. After that, I may go into business or I may be a preacher." Next spring, he'H again concentrate solelv on base- balU.He played third base as a freshman and likes that position best, but says others see him as an outfielder. Coach Norm DeBriyn would like him to do some more pitching' next year. Injury-wise, Mike has been lucky in his two football seasons at Arkansas: "I got my shoulder stung" against Rice last year, but that's all." Well, that's all if you don't count the time a Tulsa defensive end knocked him out with a forearm, away from the hall. "That was a good cheap shot," he remembered. "I've seen it on film. But T don't even know the guy's name. They were behind late in the game, and he was just frustrated." That night in Little Rock, Mike gave reasonably coherent answers to reporters' questions, both on the bench and later in the dressing room. But he says, "I can't remember anything that happened between the time he hit me until I got to the parking lot. I don't even remember taking a shower." If he can just keep directing wins the way he did that night, Arkansas fans will be glad to do the remembering. Louis Pittsburgh lontreal J«wYwk Ihlcago Loa Angeles ncinnaU Atlanta . louslon an Francisco fan Dl«o Eail W 63 S3 68 49 Veil 75 45 71 t! 63 55 ·80 58 SI 88 4* 73 I, Pel. GB S7 .525 -- 5S 513 IV Si MS i 61 .414 8 .4 SI Mi .411 12(4 AP) Stockton .«25 .533 4 ,534 II .503 14 .450 21 .367 2W expanded his lead strokes Saturday in PilUbursh *, Los Angles » San rjleao 4. Chicago 3 New York at Cincinnati San Francisco at St. Louts Philadelphia at AllanU Houston al Montreal ound of the $200,000 Sanimy 5avis Jr.-Greater Hartford Open golf tournament. Lee Trevino, who won the PGA National Championship only last Stockton's Boslon :levcland Baltimore New York Detroit Milwaukee Onklnn'd Kansas City Chicago Te-xas Minnesota California American Lealue East W L Pel. 57 £ M «0 63 West 69 52 62 55 ' 60 80 61 61 59 62 48 72 .MS .517 '.4% .475 .471 .570 .530 .500 .,500 .488 .400 Saturday 1 ! Remit: Cleveland 4, Teias 0 New York 3, Chicago 1, 7 inninBS Minnesota 7, Boston 4 Detroit 4. Oakland 3 Kansas City al Baltimore' Milwaukee at California Vy* Scores TbIrd-rtutid icores Saturday tn the WX) 00 Sammy Davis Jr-Grealer Harttor Jpeti Colt Tournament on the fi,508-yard par-71 Wetherafield Country Club courw Trevino Jumps Into Second Position NorthwM Arkonw. TIMIS, Sun., Aug. If, 1974 FAYITTIVILI.C, ARKANIA* _ * 51 Stockton Blisters Course With 69 WETHER5F1ELD, C o n n . Front-running Dave clipped two more trokes off par with a 69 and three third weekend, matched two-under-par effort under-par on the G,598-yard Wethersfield Country Club course and the best three-round total of the year on the pro tour; The previous low was 200 by Jerry Heard in the Kemper Open. flrsl American title. Cole had a i7--despite a three-putt bogey on the tough 17th hole--and 204 total. Australian Bruce Crampton, Trevino was at 202. WYNN. MATCHED PAH Bob Wynn, a non-winning tour regular, trailed Stockton by two shots at the end of 36 the drizzling rain andhholes. He could do no better vaulted into second place alone. "The way he's playing, I'll lave to shoot 65 tomorrow to eat him," Trevino said. Stockton, who has led or shared the lead all the way, lad a 54-hole total of than par 71 and drifted back to third at 203. Bobby Cole, the slender, young South African who challenged and failed in last week's PGA National Championship, King Hale Irwin are not competing. Stockton, a two-time winner this season, suffered his first bpgoy of the tournament on the first hole--the rain began just big Labron Harris and G a r y about the time he and Trevino Groh were tied at 205. Grohigot away in the last group off had a 68. Harrise and Crampton | the tee--when his tee shot sail""- into the gallery, hil a lady ectator on the ankle and earned under a pine tree. He got the stroke back on the xt hole, however, rolling an -foot birdie putt. Stockton, enjoying his best ar in 11 seasons as a touring o, then backed off from the oring dramatics that had pro- 70s. Gary Player, the little globetrotter from Johnanneshurg, South Africa, who has won the Masters and British Open, had a 69 and was out of title contention at 209. 10 shots back. Defending champion Billy Casper had 68 and a 207. Jack met. Nicklaus, Arnold Pla- leadlng money-winner Miller and U,S. Open Stockton, .ee Trevino Bob Wynn lobby Cole Sruce Crampton Abron Harris iary Groh Ray Floyd .arry Ziegler Tom Kite 3ob Murphy Don Iveron Jim Colbert Mike Hill John Mahalfey J. C. Snenrt Jerry McGce Don Blcs Grier Jonas Bert Yancey Billy Casper Forrest Fezler Lou Graham- Vic Rcgalado Larry Nelson Steve Melnyk Chuck Courtney Ttas Allen Joe Porter Dwlghl Nevil Bob Payne Gene Littler Marty Fleckmin Chi Chi Rodriguez Gary Player George Archer Bob Greenwood Bob Slanton George Johnson Hubert Green Roy PBCE Ken Sltll Butch Baird Tom Evans Boh Dlckson nny Wedkins dy North larles Sifford d Fiinsetb chard Crawford m Dent ke McCullnugh b Enstwnon* m Marshall m Watson 1 Wall ibe Hiskey - rt Greene · ' hn Lister m Barber Moran try Dill Tm Lott ale DouglisE ·uce Asnworth M-65-69-- 199 68.65-69--202 68.W.71-- 203' 7D-7S-8-- KM 69-56-79-2051 69.68*8--205; J1.68*T-- 206 SM2-10-- 207 69^9-70-207 SO.67-70-207 71-S7-69-- 508 88.67-72-207 68-67-72--207 «7-69-7I-- 207 87-89-T1--207 68-69-70--207 69-69-69--207 71-68-68-M7 69.70-68--207 . M.70-(9-!08 6S-71-69-- JOB 71*8.70--209 M-69-70-- 209 71-68-70-- 209 70-70-69--209 78-70-71-- 209 7065-74-209 70-S7-72-- 209 70-B8-7 1--209 again was m contention for hi -- AP Wlrephoto PERSONAL CHEERING SECTION Arkansas Basketball Schedule Nov. 30 Dec. 4 Dec. 7 Dec. 9 Dec. 12 Dec. 21 Dec. 23 Jan. 1 Jan. 11 Jan. 13 : Jan. 15 ' Jan.18 , 'Jan. 21 ' Jan. 25 ; Jan. 28 ; Feb. 1 ' Feb. 4 ·· Feb. 8 i Feb. 11 I Feb. 15 , Feb. 18 I Feb. 22 · Feb. 25 ; Mar. 1 · Mar. t Mar. 3 Rock-hurst Mississippi Stale Western Kentucky Mississippi Hofstra Tulsa Oklahoma Cily MacMurry, Illinois Oklahoma City Western Illinois Kansas State Athletes in Action Texas Tech SMU Rice Baylor Texas Texas AM TCU Texas AM \ TCU Texas Tech Rice SMU Texas Baylor Fayelteville 7:30 p.m FayeUeyille 7:30 p.m Slarksville, Mississippi 7:30 p.m Bowling Green, Ky. 7:30 p.m Fayetteville 7:30 p.m Fayetteville 7:30 p.m Fayetteville 7:30 p.m Oklahoma City, Okla. 8:00 p.m Fayetteville 7:30 p.m Fayetteville 7:30 p.m Fayetteville 7:30 p.m Manhattan, Kansas 7:30 p.m Fayetteville 7:30 p.m Fayelteville 7:30 p.m Dallas, Texas 7:30 p.m Houston, Texas 7:30 p.m Waco, Texas 7:30 p.m Fayelteville 7:30 p.m Fayetteville 7:30 p.m Fort Worth, Texas 7:30 p.m College Station, Texas 7:30 p.n Fayelteville 7:30 p.m Lubbock, Texas 7:30 p.n Fayelteville .7:30 p.m Fayetteville 7:30 p.m Austin, Texai tiJS p.m 69-71.89-209 72-69.88--209 63-72.88--209 70*7-73--210. 87-71-72-- 210 . 67-72-71--210 70-7169--210 70-71-69--210 ' 68-73-69--21(1 73-6869--210 70-71-69--210 72-69-70- 111 68-70-73--211 71-69-71--211 71-69-71--211 72*970^-311 6949.74--212 .71-71-71--212 70-89.73--212 70.70-72--212 71-68-73-- 2 I Z ' 73.68-71--212 .. .Dave Stockton and Tits vxje, Cathy, walk down the side aj the 10th jairioay oj the Wethersfield Country Club golf course during the second round of the Greater Hartford Open, Friday. Stockton's uri/e accompanied him during the round. As oj the third round Stockton is still the leader with a 69 Porkers Hold First Heeling; Woods Present Everyone was present or ac- ounted for -- including blue iip Texas p'rep star Tommy 'oods -- when the Arkansas azorback football squad had s first head count Saturday 'oods, of Angletoh, Tex., a Houston suburb, signed with le Razorbacks, but had said arly this summer he might not ttcnd any school this fall. The Hogs will undergo physi- al examinations Sunday. Press lay" will be Monday and the irst practice will. begin Tues- ay morning. The · Razorbacks will work out in shorts through Thursday, .then put on pads for he first time Friday morning. Classes start Wednesday, Lug. 28. ;.: ' - . ' . ' · The Razorbacks open Sept. 14 gainst Southern California at Little Rock.: To Hold Off Little Current Holding Pattern Tops Trovers Field SARATOGA. SPRINGS, N. Y. (AP)-- Holding Pattern surged into the lead midway through and then held off Little Current to .he stretch ast-closing win the $116,100 Travers Stakes Saturday at Saratoga. The filly Chris Evert finished third. . Holding Patern, ridden by Mike Miceli, got home a head in front of Little Current, the Preakness and Belmont Stakes winner and the even-money favorite in the Travers. Holding Pattern had upset Little Current by a nose, in the Monmouth Invitational Aug. 3. Little Current was 4V4 lengths ahead of Chris Evert who was lengths in front of Prince of Reason. Time for the IVt miles on a track made sloppy by a heavy early afternoon rain was 2:05 l r 5- Holding Pattern, owned by John Gerbas Jr., paid $27.40, $7 and $3.40 after spoiling the anticipated duel between Chris Eyert, queen of the 3-year-old follies, and Little Current, who had been considered the leader of the 3-year-old males. Little Current, owned by John Galbreath, paid $3.20 and $2.40. Chris Evert, owned by Carl Rosen, returned $2.80. Holding Pattern, who was- ourth after three-quartrs of a mile and second after a mile, ook the lead from Chris Evert nearing the eighth pole, then just barely held on against the lying Little Current. Chris Evert, ridden by Jorge Velasquez, had broken on top, surrendered the lead to Menocal at.the clubhouse turn and then had taken the lead again with a little more than half a mile to go. Miguel Rivera and Little Current were far back in the early running, as is Little Current's style. Little Curent was ninth with a half mile left, then began to move. He was fourth at the head of the stretch and then broke out of the pack with an eighth of a mile,to go,in a desperate bid for .victory.: Completing the order of finish after Prince of Reason were Park Guard, Gold and Myrrh, T.V. Newscaster, Kin Run, Menocal. Sea Songster and 'Accipiter. Each carried 118 pounds except Little Current, who toted 126, and Chris Evert and Hold- real goo in behin I snugged him leaders to save som Hatchet Man was a la scatch. "My horse broke and he ground early," Miceli said i lis winning ride. "We we: close enough but the mu throwing back.seemed to hot er him some so I took him ou side and then he was kinder. "1 had clear sailing comii to the stretch and I set him down and I worked on him good because I knew Little Current, would be coming along. When I set him down at the head of the stretch, he gave me a good run. He had something ing Pattern, apiece. who carried 121 iced 65s unds. in his first two ' He parred around to the 12th hole and made birdie from 29 feel. He scored' again on the 16th hole from about 15 feet- while the national television cameras had cut away to show the Travers Slakes horse race from Saratoga Springs, N.Y.-- and left a chip shot one turn of the ball short of going in tti9 hole for birdie on the 17lh. He wasn't threatened at any time. . Wynn dropped back with bogeys on two of three holes beginning on the seventh and Trevino moved past him with birdies on the 10th hole, from 25 feet, and the 15th after an Iron shot left him a six-foot putt. Chris Evert Bombs Julie Heldman In Canadian Open TORONTO (AP - Chris Ev- rt of Fort Laudcrdale, Fla., reezed past Julie Heldman of ouston in straight sets Satur- ay to capture the women's sin- es title in the Canadian Open snnis tournament. Miss Evert overcame a ;dious lobbing game by Miss eldman to win the title 6-0, 6- The match was never close ut Miss Heldman stretched it ut to one hour, 15 minutes ith her persistent lobs in the econd set. Miss Evert, the reigning Vimbledon titlist, picked up 6,000 for her efforts while Miss leldman got $3,600. Manuel Orantes of Spain ad- anced . to the final in men's play by whipping countryman uan Gisbert 6-4, 6-2, In today's f i n a l , Oranle's 'ill face the lay's second airing Tom fcther!ands and Vilas of Argentina. TOUFGHEB IN SECOND "She played tougher in the iccond set and I think her loh winner of Satur semifinal match Okker of The Guillermo Reggie Smith Powers Cards ing discouraged me," said diss Evert, who admitted sha 'as getting a bit impatient. "I ouldn't hit winners off her lobbing. Miss Heldman also tried gong more to her opponents' orehand with moderate suc- ess but she was not as successful with drop shots as she vas against Chris' sister Jeanne in Friday's semifinal. "Many of my opponents think" my forehand is my. weakest and they have been hitting to it but I think it has improved a result. "I still make moree'rrors oft it but I think i :hit more winners." - ' Miss 1 Heldman, 28,, who won this title In 1965 with a victory over Canada's Fay Urban, said she should have started her lobbing tactics earlier than the final game of the first set. "I, wasn't hitting .through th« sail quite enough," said Mis* Heldman. "Nobody looks as good as The victory was the fourth in six starts and the third stakes ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Reggi Smith belted a two-run home in the ninth inning, powerin, the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5- viclory over the San Francisco Giants Saturday night. Ted Sizemore led off the ninth with a single off Giants' relief pitcher Randy Muffin, 46. Smith followed by slamming Moffilt's -first pitch into the bleachers in right-center for his 18th home run of the baseball season. The Giants got a run in the first on a single by Gary Thomasson but St. Louis tied the game in the fourth when Lou Brock singled, stole his 82nd base of the year and scored on a single by Reggie Smith. The Cards moved in front 2-1 in the fifth "when, with two out, Chris right now. Chris has an amazing facility to win important points." . One of Miss Heldman'* screams came in the eighth game of the final set when she was trialing 3-4. She lobbed to the baseline and screained when she thought the ball was out and turned her back on her opponent. In the final set, Miss Evert broke service in the seventh and ninth games and held her own serve all the way although Miss Heldman Had break point* in the.slxth and eighth games. and of Old Bag-Miss Caesar, first money of $69,660 boosted his -1974 earnings to $179,619 and his career bankroll to $275,347. His over-ail record shows 10 victories, a second, two thirds in 15 starts. The loss was the second for Little Current in his nnly two races since he won the Belmont June 8. Soap Box Derby Ousts LR Youth AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- Jay E. Agee, 12, of Little Rock was ne of three youths ousted from he All-American Soap Box )eroy Saturday when the der by's control board ruled they didn't have sufficient construe- ion ability to have built their cars without assistance. The other two were Richard ,. Pierce. 13 of Moira, N.Y., and Don S. Puckett, 13, of Forl borough, drove a Pinto to yiclo- Nash thcn took ovcr a n d wcre Tnere were on]y four leaders Cappleman. BURLESON SECOND y Saturday in a 300-mile road never headed. ,;,, the small sedan race. In ad- Wyche is the brother of Bub- Runner-up in the voting was ace - . The race was part of a week-!dition to Bcdard and Yar-iba Wyche, quarterback for the rj avo Burleson of Fayetteville, The two New York area driv- cnr ] doubleheader sanctioned b y , borough, the Gremlin of Amos' Detroit Wheels of the World making July a swimmer's in private life writers for and Driver Magazine, came home with a 45-second margin over an American Moors Hornet co-driven by Bob HcGraw of Chambleem, Ga., y auderdale, Fla. Derby officials said Jay E, Agee was the son of Sammy Agee of Little Rock. Jack , Morran, the derby's chief inspector, said Saturday inspectors became suspicious when the Agee car didn't arrive until Wednesday. Morran also said he became suspicious after talking to th youngster only a couple of min utes at Topside, the storage area at the top of the hill down Agee which the track runs. Morran said young could not cut the wood in spectors asked him to cut dur ing his construction exam ination, didn't know he had i suspension system and sai three times he had to go ou and look at his car b e f o r e being able to answer questions. The family left early Satur day after being notified of dis qualification shortly be for midnight Friday. Gale Yarbrough Drops Out Journalists Win Race The.Giants scored a pair of unearned runs in the seventh, capitalizing on an error by C a r d : ' p i t c h e r Lynn McGlothcn. But St. Louis tied it 3-3 in the eighth on singles by Ted Simmons and Reitz, a sacrifice by Tyson and a sacrifice fly by Danny Godby. LR Hall Swim Champ Voted Worthen Award CHARLOTTE, S. C. (AP) 'at' Bedard irushing off and Ron an early Nash, rom stock car ace Cale Yar- LITTLE ROCK -- Women'« Lib has caught up with tha Worthen Sports Award. Tha July winner of the monthly award was Linda Frazier, 17- year-old Hall High School and Racquet Clifo swimmer. With Ihe seleclion, made by a panel of spoils editors and sports directors throughout the stale, Miss Frazier became the first female to win the award since its inception in 1965: What Miss Krazier did during July was set a number of swimming records, nothing unusual for her. Anrl she paced Hall lo Ihe girls title in Ihe Slale High School Swimming championships. Miss Frazier won, and s e t records, in Ihe 400-yard freestyle, the 200-yard freestyle and the 100-yard butterfuly. She was also a member of Hall's .winning 200-yard medley relay cam. Laler in the montth, Miss Frazier qualified for the national swimming finals to be held troit Lions of Ihe Nalional Foot-i beginning August 22 at Concord, . ball League announced Salur- California. She qualified for Ihe nuriey day ^ ey h a v e acqu j re d backup nationals in Ihe 400-meter free- Yarborough led much of the'Hay wood, also in a Porsche quarterback Sam Wyche from style, 200-meter freestyle, 1500- clocking of Ihe Washinglon Redskins in ex- meler freestyle and 200-meter butterfly. Lions Acquire Wyche, Former Hog Cunninnham DETROIT (AP) -- The De- slock cars. I sometimes teammale, early goini in the "" until he lost brakes Carrera with lap. Bedard and 107_.57 m.p.h. change for signal caller Bill and Max Sebba of Sandy iprings, Ga. Third place went to a Dodge Colt driven-by Carson Baird of Laurel, Md., last year's small car champ, and Charlie Kemp of Jackson, Mich. In fourth place were Steve Coleman of Raleigh, N. C., and Mark Goodwille of Durham, N. C., driving an Opel, while brothers Ed and Bill Ross of Rocky Mount, Va., placed fifth in a Toyota. .;. It took Bedard and Nash 3 hours, 32 minutes and 28 seconds to complete the 133 laps around « new 2.25 oval-road course at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The winner's speed was 84.620 miles an hour. FIRST VICTORY It was the first victory of the year for the two journalists. They were paid $2,450. The two had qualified their little compact in the front row pole position at a lap speed of 87.266 m.p.h. But Bedard, who started, found himself in a bumper-to-bumper duel with the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA). A 300 miler Sunday features bigger bore sports and touring cars of the Corvette, Porsche Carrera and Camaro class. Peter Gregg, the Jacksonville, Fla., road racing ace, qualified his in the pole Porsche position Carrera with a speed of 100.01 m.'p.h; The other front row spot went to Gregg's Johnson of Raleigh and a BMWiFoolbaN League, piloted by John Morion of El Segundo. Calif., led briefly be month. Burleson, who won the l l The trade came only a d a y j a w a r d a :.vear ago. paced Faye-'after the Lions acquired quar- j e U e v n I e ^jgj, School to the boys *j^£uuuv, vuin., ,i_\« u i i i . j j u*. , - - - - - - - -- _ , , _ , -j · ,,_ i ' C u c v i n c i n g u Ov^nuui l\l Hit; uuya fore the winning pair took over.! terback Edd Hargelt, 27, from[ l i t i c j n the State High School Johnson's car broke about we Houston Oilers in exchange swimming championships. Burleson . won ' three events ULHU13UJI a \^ai uiui\t; OUUUL- -- -midway in the race, as did for a 1975 draft pick. Morton's BMW. The latter ma- "'--··- °" ' " chine was lo have been co-driven by Nick Craw, reliring director of the Peace Corp. But Craw never 'got a change in the cockpit. Yarborough, this ytar in $170,000 winner Grand National Jacksonville Coach Fired Alter Early 2-4 WFL Mark JACKSONVILLE. ..Fla. (AP) -- Bud 'Asher,. head coach of the World Football League's Jacksonville Sharks, was fired Saturday and replaced by defensive . coordinator Charley Tate. change was necessary to correct this." The Sharks have a 2-4 record this season. Monaco said no additions will be made to the coaching staff and that Tate, former head Fran Monaco made the change afler meeting with the coaching staff and the players. "It was simply ' time lo make a change," he said. "I came to Jacksonville to give the fans a wirwnr and I felt the Sharks' owner and president coach at the University ol Miami, wll serve as both head coach and offensive coordinator. Asher was offered another position in the Sharks organ ization but refused, Monaco said, Wyche, 29, spent three years ith the Cincinnati Bengals, 115 of 222 passes for 1,743 yards and 12 louchdowns. The 6-foot-4. 218-pound Furman University graduate was traded to Washington in 1971 and saw limited action as a backup to Sonny Jergenson and Billy Kilmer. DRAFTED IN '70 Cappleman, a Florida State product, was drafted by Minnesota in 1970. He came to Lions in 1971 and was backup 'or Greg Landry and Bill Munson. The 6-foot-3, 201-pounder saw action last year after Landry's midseason injury. Later Saturday, the Lions announced they had acquired linebacker Dick Cunningham and defensive back Larry Carwell from the Houston Oilers on waivers. The 6-foot-2, 240-pound Cunningham was drafted by the Lions in 1966 from the University of Arkansas but went to Ihe Buffalo Bills, then in the American Football League. He joined the Olle,-« at the end of last season on waivers,. and anchored a winning relay team lo pace the defending champion Bulldogs. He finished with a total of 28 points,, highest of any swimmer in the meet. Other nominees for the month were: --Mike Morrison, who won the War Memorial 4th of July golf tournament by nine strokes, including a course record round of 58. --Chris Mullen, who won Ihe realer Little Rock Tennis Championships at Walker Tennis Center. --Steve Holden,' who won tha Rosswood Country Club Invitational golf tournament at Pina Bluff for the third consecutive year. --Brent Rook, who pitched Delgman Supply into the American Legion'State Tournament by striking out 19 hitters in the deciding district game. --Janan Trimble, who won the Southern Closed Open Tennis championship for girls 18, Miss Trimble was also ranked as the No. 1 girls 18 player in the South.

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