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Professional Baseball Nailed In Bid For Record Brock's Still Got Time By The Associated Press National League East Pittsburgh St. Louii Philaphia New York Montreal Chicago 76' 64 W L 74 67 70 71 65 73 61 77 57 81 West 88 52 85 56 78 64 71 69 65 76 51 91 .543 Pel. .525 .496 .471 .442 .413 GB 2'A 6V4 10 14 18 .629 .603 .549 .507 .461 .359 3V4 11 17 23V4 38 Los Angeles Cincinnati Atlanta Houston San Fran San Diego Monday's Games Chicago 9, Pittsburgh 4 Los Angeles 8, Atlanta 1 Cincinnati 8, San Dijgo 3 New York 7, Montreal 1 Philadelphia 2, St. Louis 0 San Francisco 8, Houston 6 Tuesday's Games Pittsburgh (Kison 7-7 or Ellis 12-9) at Chicago (Reuschel 1310) Los Angeles (Sutton 14-9) at Atlanta (Morton 14-9), N San Diego (Palmer 2-5 or Mclntosh 0-1) at Cincinnati (Gullett 15-10), N Montreal (McAnally 6-13) at New York (McGraw 6-7 or Webb 0-0), N Philadelphia (Ruthven 8-11) at St. Louis (Foster 7-9),N San Francisco (Caldwell 13-3) at Houston (Roberts 9-11), N Wednesday's Games Chicago at Montreal, 2, twi- night Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, N Atlanta at Cincinnati, N St. Louis at New York, N Houston at San Diego, N Los Angeles at San Francisco, N ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The I Philadelphia Phillies say Lou Irock's got plenty of time, and he St. Louis Cardinals agree. "Why, he's only one away," observed Dave Cash, who tagged out Brock on an attempt to tie Maury Wills' record 104th stolen base i n ' a 2-0 Phils' triumph Monday night. "He can wait until almost the ast week of the season to do it," Cash Insisted. And the veteran Brock concurred. Brock, nailed by Bob Boone's throw in the sixth inning, emerged unruffled and noted, "I said I'd like to get the record at home and I've got until Oct. 2 to do it. "I'm not going to put any un due pressure on myself," emphasized Ihe 35-year-old outfielder, who is primed also for a National League career record 739th theft. "I'll tell you right now that Dick Ruthven has a good pick- off move to first," he added in reference to the Phils' right- hander the Cards will face in the finale of a home stand tonight. Another right-hander, Jim Lonborg, took little credit, however, for keeping Brock's dash short of its objective Monday night. "I think he knew that I take a long lime to get the bal to the plate," noted Lonborg, 15- 11, who pitched a two-hitter, "and I don't think he c a r e s what my tempo is. 'Mike Schmidt had come up and said to get the ball to the plate quick and I think he was gone as soon as I threw a fastball." A Busch Stadium crowd of 27,801 roared as Brock took off, but the inveterate fans' favorite stumbled on his second step. "Usually when he stumbles like that, he goes back," commented Cash. "I tagged him high, but I think Lou knew he was out." Brock had no r e a d y explanation for his failure to return but did n o t e philosophi- Old Nemesis Conquered American League New York Boston Baltimore Cleveland Milwaukee Detroit East W I, Pet. 75. 65 .536 74 66 .529 .529 .496 74 69 70 67 75 .472 Trevino Says Masters' Chances "Very Good" AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- Lee Trevino happily, successfully ut one troublesome course be- lind him and is ready to assault another one -- Augusta National. "I think I have a very good chance to win the Masters," Trevino said after his not-so- sudden-death playoff victory over Gary Player Monday in the World Serieis of Golf. "Its just like everybody has been, telling me -- I just have to make up my mind to do it," he said. "I now think I can play any course in the world." It was a marked turn-around for the talkative guy from El Paso, Texas. For years he'd been convinced there were two courses he could not play: Augusta Na- tional (the site of the Masters in Augusta, Ga.) and Firestone in Akron, the site of the World Series. He'd said Augusta wasn't suited to his game and, from time to time -- including this year -- skipped that famed tournament. It was one (if the big no-show stories in the world of sports. And he said the 7,180 yards that make up Firestone were just too much for him. It's too long, he'd said over and over. He'd avoided the course as much as possible, skipping the annual American Golf Classic and showing up only when eligible for the World Series. He'd played three times before and finished last twice. But he came from six strokes back to tie Player at 139,-one under par, in regulation- play They went through five holes o! dramatic sudden death to no conclusion Sunday, returned Monday morning and Trevim won with a par on the secom hole of the day, the. s eve nth o the playoff. The victory was.wortrr$50,00' to Trevino, the PGA champion Player, a little South African who won the Masters and :Brit ish Open, collected $15,000. Bofr by Nichols, the Cai.adian Oper title-holder, won $7,500 for hi third place finish and U.S Open champ Hale Irwin took $5,000. The World Series is re stricted to only the winners o the world's major titles. ally, "it's not the first time 've slipped and it probably fon't be the last." One of only four Card base- unners, Brock walked before e was thrown out as the Phils lung to a 1-0 lead on Jerry dartin's first major .league hit, second-inning single. Schmidt doubled and rode h o m e on Mike Anderson's ingle in the eighth, then Lon Dorg thwarted a minor Cards' tireat the-same inning. "I'm going back to my curve tall, which is something ladn't through most of the ear," he said. "I had been fa ·oring the slider, b u t . I think the curve in a lot of instances s better." Lonborg said his only scare vas a lengthy drive off the ba of Reggie Smith which carried right fielder Anderson to thi vail in the seventh. "I thought it was gone," the .all pitcher admitted. "I wa: ticking at .the resin bag. didn't even see Anderson maki ;he catch. "I heard the crowd groan am then I knew I was a winner,' said the 32-year-old Lonborg. The-victory by the Phils frus Irated the Cards' bid to close ; 2V4 game lead owned by Pitts burgh in the East and lei Philadelphia- 6% back. "We're still in there if we ca get some help from the othe clubs," claimed Cash, who ha become the team's spokesman Bcone, meanwhile, reflectc on his challenge as a catcher t keep himself out of the recor hook along with Brock's n e j steal. "It doesn't-matter too muc one way or the other," he saic "but I'd just as soon he not d it a'gainst us." NorthwMt Arkansas TIMES, Tu«., Sept. 10, 1974 .... .1 '-' AHKANIA* .'·'·· 1 Connors Whips Rosewall Easily, Billy Jean Posts Erratic Comeback FOREST HILLS. N.Y. (AP) -- Jimmy Connors and Billie ^an King took entirely differ- nt roules to tlie winner's circle n wresting U.S. Open tennis hampionships from Australian players. "It was the best tennis I've ever played in my life . . . I did everything well. I think that's vhat it takes to beat Ken Rose- vail," said Connors. "I really thought Evone was ;oing to win there for a while. Jntil the last point, to be exact," said Mrs. King. Connors whipped the two- time Open winner from Aus- .ralia, 6-1, 6-0, 6-1 Monday in .he most lopsided men's final in the 93-year history of the grass court classic. Mrs. King won her ! ourth trophy in an erratic comeback over Australian Evonne Goolagong, 3-6, 6-3, 7-5, The victories were worth S22,- 500 apiece and marked the first sweep by Americans since Stan Smith and Ms. King won in 1971. Australians John Newcombe and Margaret Court took the ti ties last year. Newcombe bowed to Rosewall in the semi finals Sunday, and Mrs. Com- remained in Australia to awai the birth of her second child. Connors, the 22-year-old left bander, said he started the das so eager that it scared him. "I was so high," he said "that at one point I was alraii I'd come down. I tried to sta calm. I could feel my hear Seating in my shirt." Rosewall, at 39, is recognizei as the classic player in thi game, but Connors establishet imself as the current king of ennis. He won 11 straight! ;ames and look only one hour, ight minutes to win his ihird major title of the year and in- rease his season earnings to nearly $200,000. Miss Goolagong, who at 23 vas seeking her first U.S. Open crown, had turned back a de- ermined top-seeded Chris Evert n a resumed semifinal match. But she was not so fortunatt against the seasoned 30-year- old Mrs. King. "I wasn't sure I was going t» play well after yesterday's match," Miss Goolagong said. 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JCPenney Equal Op portunily Employer .461 10W 6V4 10V4 11 26 Oakland 82 61 .573 Texas 76 68 .528 Kan City 70 70 .500 Minnesota 70 71 .496 Chicago 70 72 .493 California 56 87 .392 Monday's Results " Cleveland 7, Detroit 1 'New York 6, Boston 3 Minnesota 3, Chicago 1 California 4-3, Texas 1-5 Oakland 3-7, Kansas City 0-0 Baltimore 6, Milwaukee 5, 11 innings Tuesday's Games Detroit (Lolich 16-17) at Cleveland (Peterson 8-11), N New York (Dobson 15-14) at Boston (Tiant 20-11), N Chicago (Kucek 1-1) at Minnesota (Albury 6-8), N Baltimore (McNally 14-10) at Milwaukee (Champion 10-3), N Kansas City (Briles 4-5) at California (Tanana 10-17), N Only games scheduled Wednesday's Games New York at Baltimore, 2, twinight Boston at Cleveland, N Milwaukee at Detroit, N Oakland at Minnesota, N Texas at Chicago, N Kansas City at California, N Ex-Razorback Tackle Hines Quits Sleelers To Avoid Cut As 'The Turk' Comes To NFL Yank Cagers Nip Russians On Technical 'GREENSBORO, N.c. (AP) -If Alexander Belov never sees another American basketball official, it may be too soon. The husky blonde from Leningrad led his team to the brink of victory over the United Stales Monday night only to have his frustration with the officials get the better of him. He threw the ball at the ceiling with 57 seconds left, earning a technical foul. It was his fifth infraction of the night, and it forced him to sit on the bench and watch the American collegians hang on for a 67-66 victory. It was the fourth win in five games for the Americans. The six-game tour ends in Largo, Md., tonight. Belov was the leader as the Soviets whittled away a seven- point American lead in the second half. The Russians say he is 6-foot- 6 and weighs 209 pounds. He looks bigger. He has deft inside moves; he rebounds, and he brought the ball up court against the Americans. BY FRANK BROWN AP Sports Writer "The Turk" made his big appearance Monday, at National Football League training camps across the country. Oh, he's called other names as well, not all of them printable, but whatever terminology is used, he is relentless. No door can impede his charge or keep him from grabbing marginal players and turning their dreams into memories.- The Turk is cutdown day. NFL rosters, bloated to to 70 and 80 players until now by the players association strike, had to be at 47 by 4 p.m. today. Some of the departures hardly would raise eyebrows in surprise. Names like Lincoln Minor, Herschel Strickland, Tommy Thibodeaux and Jim Schneitz appeared on waiver lists at NFL headquarters to be processed into further obscurity. Others were less expected victims of The Turk's assault. The New York Giants waived defensive back Willie Williams, a 10-year veteran who once was a mainstay in their secondary. The Baltimore Colts discarded Sam Havrilak, a six-year veteran, and Joe Schmiesing -- a seven-year veteran defensive tackle who started for last year's team. And the invasion on many fronts was not yet over by the early morning hours. In George Allen's Washington Redskin camp, 20 players tossed and turned awaiting The Turk's return. The Kansas City Chiefs waived 14 players Monday but had 16 to go as the sun rose. Coach Dan Devine faced another 15 cuts to. bring the Green Bay Packer roster to .the limit. Maybe offensive tackle Glen Ray Hines saw The Turk com' ing to the Pittsburgh Steelers training site at Carlisle, Pa. le nine-year veteran, who arted all of Pittsburgh's ames last season, announced s retirement early in the ternoon. Steelers defensive back John ockery wasn't as fortunate. It asn't until a shadowy finger uched his shoulder and point- d towards the exit that Dockry got the message. The devastation crossed the ontinent, leaving emptiness in s wake at New Orleans, where even players became former aim's, moving to Dallas, where even more bags were packed, nd reached San Francisco, here the unlucky number ame' up four in the 49ers amp. For some, there is salvation, ffensive tackle Chris Morris, ecently released by the Clevend Browns, is expected to in the World Football League demphis Southmen this week. John Matuszak has the oppo- te problem. The Houston Oil- rs won't let him go to join the VFL Houston Texans. The 6- DOt-8, 285-pound defensive ackle was away from the foot- all field Monday, doing battle istead in the courts, which en- )ined him from playing/with he Texans. But Matuszak, at least, is a oung and valuable possession two football leagues. His eath battle with The Turk is till a number of years away. A Belov lay-up with two minutes left gave the Soviets their final lead at 65 63. Then David Thomspon tied the score for the Americans with a pair of free throws. Thirty seconds later Belov stole the ball from American Phil Spence and was about to shoot a lay-up when the whistle blew. The two American officials said Yuri Pavlov was pushing against Thompson. Belov blew up and whipped the ball toward the Greensboro Coliseum ceiling. Referee/ Irv Brown was making the "T" sign before the ball hit the ground. The call sent everyone scurrying for the international rule books. While th« teams waited on their benches, it was deeided that Belov was out of the game with five (outs, but Thompson would shoot only the two free throws coming to him under international rules for Pavlov's foul. Thompson sunk both, to give the Americans their final points. Pavlov managed a free throw with 34 seconds left but missed the second which might have tied the game. Thompson was the game's high scorer with 24 points. Belov had 20. In the locker room afterward, Belov was still fuming. Asked if Delay In Opener Won't Help ASU After Postponement JONE.SBORO, Ark. (AP) -Arkansas State . University Coach Bill Davidson said Mon day that the long period o practice before the opening game of the Indians footbal season would not help his team "I've never been confrontei with so much time for practic before the opening game," sail Davidson, whose Indians star the season against Louisian Tech Sept. 28 at home. "We had thought about let ting the players off for three o four days, but they voted...t work a little each day just I stay in shape." The scheduled season opcne was postponed Saturday nigh at Lafayette. La., because of hurricane warning. It has bee rescheduled for Nov. 29 at 7:3 p.m. The Indians went through 45-minute running and cond tioning session Monday an planned to do some hitting late in the week, Davidson said. New Trainer Named CLEVELAND (AP) -- Th Cleveland Cavaliers 'name Charlie Strasser, a mino league baseball trainer, to fi their trainer vacancy Monday Ron Culp had left the Cav aliers to accept the trainer pc sition with the Portland Tra, Blazers, another National Ba ketball Association team. Strasser, a 24-year-old nativ of Buffalo. N.Y., started his c reer with the Los Angele Dodgers baseball organizatio in 1972. He spent this seaso he spokt English, he replied working with the Dodgers' fra "No." Ichise in Wa.terbury, Conn, Stalk the good life. Cut your income tax and prepare for comfortable retirement at the same time. That's what a pension plan is all about. If you are self- employed, the head of a small corporation or H you work for a non-profit organization you can reduce your income tax during peak earning years through a carefully planned retirement program. Advantages now. Advantages later. That's the goodlife. 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