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Professional Baseball By The Associated Prats ' American League East : W L Pet. M 70 .545 · 83 71 78 74 74 79 · 74 »1 . 71 82 West 86 68 81 72 80 '74 : 75 78 .490 .10% 75 79 .487 11 61 .98.,396 21 Monday'* Games Milwaukee 6-4, Cleveland J-7 Only games scheduled Tuesday's Games New York Baltimore Boston Cleveland Milwaukee Detroit Oakland Texas Minnesota Chicago Kan City California .539 .513 .481 .477 .464 .558 .529 .519 1 J 9'A 10% tttt Contiffct Of No Dempsey Kicks Eagles To Win Dempsey kicked his way into the good graces of Boston (Tiant 20-13 and Moret 8-9) at New York (Gura B-0 and May 7-4), 2, twi-night Milwaukee (Champion 11-3) at Cleveland (G. Perry 10-11), N Detroit (Ruhle 1-0) at Baltimore (McNally 16-10), N California (Ryan 20-16) at Kansas City, (Splitterlf 13-18),. N Chicago (Bahnsen 11-14 ami B. Johnson 8-4) at Texas (Hargan 12-8 a«I Bibby 1918), t. N Minnesota (Decker 16-12) at Oakland (Blue 15-15), N National league East W L Pet. Pittsburgh 81 St. Louis 82 Philaphia 75 Montreal ,, 72 Los Angeles 97 New. York 69 Chicago 64 PHILADELPHIA (AP) Tom back Philadelphia Eagles' management. The 27-year-old Dempsey booted two pressure-packed field goals in Monday night's nationally televised -game to give the Eagles · ·· 13-10 victory over the Dallas Cowboys. The Eagle* have never said so officially, but there have e»n strong: rumors that the National Football League club wanted to unload the kicker. : Dempsey, as player representative, led the Eagles in the strike against the NFL. He exchanged harsh words, with Eagles' owner Leo Tose. As I result, he 'hasn't e v e n signed Us 1974 contract. But all UN bitterness was lost n the glow of Dempsey's 33- yard field goal early in the final period that sent the Eagles ahead iO-7. And after Dallas tied it, the gutty kicker with the club foot boated one 45 yards with IS seconds left to win the game. TOSE HAPPY Tose rushed up to a bunch of newsmen in the Eagles' dressing room after ' the comeback triumph, and shouted for all: to hear, "Dempsey. will -sign a contract 'this week." The 255 - pound Dempsey, from Palomar, CaBf., Junior College, is BO stranger to being a football hero. He holds the NFL record for longest Hold goal -- a. 63-yarder in the final ieconds of a 1979 game that gave New Orleans a last-second victory over Detroit. Dempsey parted company with th* Saints prior to the 1971 season, victim of a bulging waist line and a feud with the head coach. He sat at home waiting for somebody to call. The Eagle* signed him as a free agent but didn't activate him until the eighth game of the season. Since then, the 6-foot-l hooter has led the team in scoring amassing 106 points last seasoi on 34 conversions and 24 fielc goals. His physical handicap the club foot and half a righ arm -- birth defects -- never ;tood in his way as a football player. In 1971, he was honored y the Philadelphia Sports Writers as the Most Courageous Athlete of the Year. STATISTICS LIE The Cowboys did everything )Ut-win the game. Led by quarterback Roger Staubach and running backs Billy Newhouse and W a l t Garrison, they amassed 395 yards, rolled up 20 first downs. The Eagles offensively gained 165 yards' with five first downs. E a g l e s ' Coach Mike McCormack summed it nicely when he said "the defense and Tom Dempsey won the game." The coach gave each member of the defense and Dempsey a game ball. The Eagles' defense lave up yardage everywhere excep where it counted most -- clos to the end zone. And it was th defense that scored the Eagles only touchdown. It came wil 2:16 gone in the fourth quartei Middle linebacker Bill Berge slammed into Dallas rooki Doug Dennlson, who was tryin lo score from the Eagles' three The ball burst loose. Philadelphia corncrback Jo Lavender scooped if up at the four, staggered a few .yards juggling the ball, then regained stride and romped 96 yards for a TD escorted by three black- ers. Old reliable Dempsey kicked the point and it was a, 7-7 game. Northwest Arkansas TIMtS, lues., Sept. 24, 1974! .· FAVCTTEVrLLE, ARKANSAS Simpson Injured Again BUFFALO (AP) -- 0,J. Simpson his a bruised left knee to go with a sprained right ankle ami is listed as doubtful 'or this Sunday's National Foot- oall League meeting between the Buffalo Bills and the New York Jets. The Bills announced Monday thai their premier r u n n i n g back suffered a contusion of the left knee in the game last Sunday against Miami. Coach Lou Saban said Simp ; son would undergo 'furthe* ·*" aminationu Thursday i a n d : a moro complete, determination of his status would be mad* then. Simpson suffered th« injury hen be fumbled deep in th.« Hills' territory in the third quarter. He carried three mor« limes, once on a 22-yard jaunt to the end zone where he fim- blccl once more. T h a t j fumbl« ivas recovered for.a.ffludwwn Cincinnati Atlanta Houston '.' San Fran San Diego 72 72 78 80 57 83 88 West 92 62 , 84 71 78 75 71 84 56 9§ . .532 .490 .474 .630 .454 GB Mi .557 .542 .510 .458 .361 Monday V Games 8 13'/S 4114 Pau.Die.zel Suddenly Quits Coaching Post COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- A few. days before Couth Carolina opened its 1974 football season, Paul Dietzel said in an interview, "We are entering the golden years of our program. It is exciting to begin my 20th year as a college head coach." Bucs Gain Ground On Cards Dodgers Widen Division Margin TR Pittsburgh 1, St. Louis 0, 10 innings Los Angeles 4, Atlanta 3 Only games scheduled Tuesday's Game« Montreal (Blair 10-7 and Renko 11-15) at Chicago (Heoton 811 and Bnrris 3-4), 2 New York (Wsbb 9-1) at Saturday night, after games and two defeats, two Paul Dietrel, 50, said this would be his last year as head coach of the Gamecocks, although he hoped to remain as athletic director. The surprise announcement Philadelphia"(Carlton !»-«), N Houston (Oriffin 14-») at. Cincinnati (Kirny 10-9), N Pittsburgh (Kison 7-.8) at St.Louis (Curtis 9-13), N San Francisco (D'Acquisto 12-13) »t San Diego (Gerhardt 1-1), N ' Atlanta (P. Niekro IMS) at Los Arigtles (Mtssersraith It- 6). N Wednesday's Games Montreal at Chicago, 2 New York,at;Philadelphia, 1, twi-night · ' Houston at Cincinnati, N : Pittsburgh at St. Loois, N San Francisco at San Diege, Atlanta, at Los-Angeles, N League Leaders H(HIffil89HflHlittl0ttlHI)lfflfflII By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS National League BATTING' (400: -at bst«)-- Garr, Atl, ,355; Buckner, LA, .319. RUNS^Schmidt, : Phi, 105; Rose, Cin, 104. RUNS 'BATTED IN-Bow*, Cin, 122; Schmidt, Phi, 115. HITS -- G a r r , Atl, 20i D.Cash, Phi, 200. DOUBLES--Rose. Cin, 42; Bench, Cin, 37. TRIPLES-Gan, At!, 17; ,11; A.Oliver, Fgh, came shortly-after South Caro lina had been upsat by Duke 2014. A week earlier the Gamecocks had lost to Georgia Tech 35-20. Whether Dieted'-wil!'"remain In his job as athletic director is a decision to b« made later by the board of trustees. One ·ource said the' matter would have to be negotiated. Dietzel read a prepared statement to newsmen in a post- lame interview, pointing to jealth and ; his family as the reasons for his decision. He said he had planned to make the announcement later in th* year but. "I thought it was kind of'foolish to have my family.and friends.have to defend ma averywhere they go because a couple of fallows are trying to tear down the program at Carolina." UNDER FIRE Dietsel had been under heavy fire in the.past few years as his Gamecock teams failed to reach the goals set by many fans. There was a weekly publication last year called GROD -- gel rid of Dietzel -- distributed throughout tha state. It criticized Dietzel's record acd his'over-all handling of the job as coach and athletic director. He had many loyal supporters, however, and. any attacks in the news media brought stacks of letters from his backers. During his eight seasons at y THE ASSOCIATED PRESS it was, as Pittsburgh-Manager Danny Murtaugh put it, "a bang-bang play." And it shot down .St. Louis' chance to nail the .Pirates. Lou Brock, having just stolen his 115th base of the year, was on second in the eighth inning. Then he tried for No. 116. But it was B r o c k who got nailed instead, Manny Sanguil- len gunning him down with a perfect throw to Richie Hebner. It was-an especially costly attempt at larceny, when, a moment later, Ted Sizemore singled. Brock would have scored -- had he still been on second. Instead, it' was just a mean- irrgless hit for the Cardinals in a still scoreless game. Scoreless until the 10th in ning, that is, when Hebner sin- gled t« give tha Pirates a 1-0 victory that moved them within a scant half-game of the first- ilace Cards in the frenetic Na- jonal League East race. In the less-heated West Division, the Los Angeles Dodgers reduced their flag-clinching "magic number" to four by beating the Atlanta Braves 4-3 and widening their margin over fading Cincinnati to five games. In the only American League action -- not involving pennant his 12th save of the year. atted for Rooker and singled o lead off the 10th, then Rennie Stennett sacrificed pinch-runner Miguel Dilone to second before Sebner delivered his winning lit down the right field'line. Dodgers 4, Braves 3 Mike Marshall bailed Don pe [ilw, contenders -- the Milwaukee Brewers beat Cleveland fi-2 in the first game of a twinight doubleheader before the Indians bounced back for a split with a 7-4 triumph. Jim Hooker, 14-11, pitched nine innings of ihutout ball for the Pirates and got the victory when Dave Giusti chalked op lin one run, scored one and took Pinch-hitter Paul Popovich la homer away from Dusty Bak- Sutton out of a tense, eighth-inning jam with his 101st appearance of the year to preserve the Dodgers' victory. Sutton, 18-9, who singled and doubled to drive in two Los Angeles runs, was chased after giving up a single to Craig Robinson, a triple to Ralph Garr and a home run to Rcwland Office. Bill Buckner collected a double and three singles, drove .'an? jR_Se; er in the fourth inning when he eaped high to spear the drive, lis glove clearly over the top of the left field wall. Brewers 6-4, Indians 2-7 While the battles went on for .he top of the divisions in the National League, the all-but- overlooked struggle continued in the middle of the American League- East with Milwaukee and Cleveland vying for fourth place. Milwaukee won the opener with four runs in the ninth inning, two on Tim Johnson's tie- fa r-e a k i n g double. Two-run homers by Charlie Spikes and Leron Lee' led the Indians victory in the nightcap, leaving the Brewers within half a game of the Indians. HOME RUNS^Schmi*, Phi, 86; Wynn, LA,-32. STOLEN BASES--Bioek, stL, 115; Morgan, Cin, 88. PITCHING (15 Decisions)-John, LA, 13-3, .B1J, 2.58 CaM- well, SF, 14-4, ,778, 3.02. STRIKEOUTS--Carlton, 'Phi, 223; Mossrsmth, LA, 211. American League BATTING (400 at bats)Carew, Min, .363; Orta, CM, .318. RUNS--Yslrzmski, Bin, W; R.Jackeon, Oak,' 88. RUNS BATTED EJ-Bur- loughs, -Tex,; 115; Bando, Oak, 102. HITS--Cartw, Min, »«! M«e- ·y, MU, 172. DOUBLES--Rudi, Oak, 31; Scott, Mil, 35; KHendmen, Chi, 35; McRae, KC, 35 TRIPLES--Rivers, Gal, 11; Otis, KC, 9. HOME RUNS--D.Alton, Chi 12; R.Jacksen, Oak, 29. S T O L E N BASES--North Oak, 53; Carew, Min, 16. PITCHING (15 Dacisiens)- Cuellar, Bal, 21-10. .677. 3.IS Hunter, Oak, 24-12, .667,' S.5S Jenkins, Tex, 24-12, .667, 2.9' Fitzmorris, KC, 12 «, ,6«7, a.»T. STRIKEOUTS--N.Ryan, Cal, 143; Blytaven, Min. 23*. Th* TIMH b On T«p W TK» N«w* S*v«n Days a W«*M South Carolina, Dietzel won 38, lost 46 and tied one. Ht .had three winning seasons, two years at 7-4 and one at 6-5. The Gamecocks went to the Peach Bowl in 1969 and were beaten by West Virginia. Now, Paul Dietzel;' the, national coach of the year in 1958, is stepping out. His over-all ecord to date, including tha wo games this year, is 105-90-5, Woods, Kirkland Back In Pads For Razorbacks Halfback Tommy Woods and quarterback Mike Kirkland, who had been out with injuries, returned to practice with the Arkansas Rasorbaeks Monday. Woods has'been recuperating rom a sprained ankle. Several changes were made n positions on the team following the two-hour practiat.- A r k a n s a s Coach Frank Broyles aaid he was ex perimenting with Alan Watson at defensive end and Randy Drake at offensive guard. Replacing Watson at fullback will be Roll and Fuchs. Sa Pop. will workout in Drake's position at center. Halfback Freddie Douglas also will try out a new position at split end. Broyles said that small mis takes destroyed the execution of UA plays against Oklahom; State. The Razorbaeks lost ti OSU 26-7 Saturday. "The team has seen th game film and they know wha they have to improve on,' Broyles sail, William Watkins. rejoined the defensive unit after being ou with a bad knee. Split end Reg gie Craig is expected to be ou After Sack Of Southside for two weeks with a leg injur sustained in-the OSU .game. Hot Springs Defense Shares Honors LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The tringer who telephoned the ac- ount of the Hot Springs-Fort mith Southside football game ad a suggestion. "You ought to name the whole Hot Springs defense the layer of the week," he said. Hot Springs Coach Bobby Harmon agreed. "We can't single out . "Ho anybody," he said. "How can you do that .when the. other team doesn't make a first down." So, The Associated Press Player of the Week award goes to the Hot Springs defense. The Trojans held Southside to a total offense of 15 yards and he Rebels did not make a first down until Hot Springs was penalized for having too many players on the field on the next 0 last play of the game. The defensive performance is even niore impressive in light of the 'fact that Southside was 2-0 and ranked No. 4 in the state. 'On defense, yoa strive to shut people out, but when they don't make a first down, what can you say," Hannon said. "I told everybody early in the year that with eight people coming back on defense, that the defense was going to help the offense out," Hannon said. "They'e a littls bit better than 1 thought. "I think this defense took a lot of beating last year. I think they came of age in the first couple of ball games this year. This is a more aggressive unit :han we've ever had before." The defense has not allowed a touchdown in t h r e e games. Jacksonville scored when a defensive player picked up a loose ball and raced 96 ards. Hannon aaid the:Trojans had three question marks- on defense before the season began They have been filled by e n d John Seiz, 6-foot-3, 205; e n d Wallace Watkins 6-foot-7, 240 and tackle John Anderson, 6 foot-2, 195. Here is the remainder of the Trojans' defense: Tackle--Stevie Joe Parker, 6 foot-2, 235. Noseman - Harvey Barron, 8- foot-1. 205. : Linebackers--Larry Jackson, 6-foot-l, 205 and Larry Hill, 6 foot-1, 215. Cornerbacks -- Eddie Walker, ·i-fcot-9, 150, and Willis Duvall, i-foot-9,,150. Safety--John Wells, 5-foot-lO, Rover--Roosevelt Bland, foot-3, 175. Hannon said Southside ran 32 plays and six of those were punts."That tells you how we controlled the football game," he said. " Hannon said it was the bcsl game the Trojans had played since the Class AAA championship game against Joncsboro in 1970. Players who deserve mention this week: Billy Fisher. Paragould, scored four touchdowns, one on a 75-yard punt return, in a 3'1-0 victory over Walnut Ridge. Donnie Bobo. Atkins, scored three touchdowns and rushed for 127 yards on nine carries in a 41-8 victory over Perryville. WoolwortK REEL REPAIR AND WINDING CLINIC HOURS 5 TO 9 P.M. WED./ SEPT. 25 r THURS., SEPT. 26 AND FRI., SEPT. 27. WE WILL CLEAN AND REPAIR AMBASSADEUR REELS. Colonel Taylor was hard to get along with. That's why his Bourbon isn't. Nut Parts If Ntwdtd NEW LINE WOUND ON YOUR REEL 97c ARKIE SPINNERS Uek FLIP TAILED WORMS $1«7 1 Kg. of 25 The old man could be a terror. Colonel Edmund H. Taylor Jrv swore his Bourbon would be the best in Kentucky. And he let nothing--and no one- stand in his way. If a cooper delivered barrels that were a knot off perfect, the Colonel was the kind that'd stave in every barrel in the wagon. And if a hapless farmer tried to sneak less than choice grain ^ past the Colonel, his fury could make window sashes rattle. He could be a tough son-of-a-something, our Colonel. But, oh, the Bourbon whiskey he made. Gentle on your tongue, soft in your gullet and as smooth as limestone rocks worn slick by spring water. We still make Old Taylor the slow, quality way the Colonel wanted it made. Even now, we.don't want to rile him. Old Taylor. His Bourbon.Try it. Old Taylor. H easy to get along with. For one fl awed barrel, Colonel Taylor might take: _ .an axe to the whole wagonlcwd..

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