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12 · Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Thun., Sept. 26, 1974 r»YlTTEVILL«, AHKAMSAi St. Louis Wins Dramatically In 11th Brock's Cheering Helps ,;. ST. LOUIS (AP) - Lou | i; Brock has become a sort of \spiritual leader to the St. Louis C a r d i n a l s , who--after the ' speedster's divination--took a one-half game over the Pittsburgh Pirates in the National League's Eastern Division. .:· "B r o c k was really a ··, cheerleader." said Ted Siz- .-emore, who was exhilarated by '~a 13-12 victory over Pittsburgh In 11 innings Wednesday night. "He kept walking down the .bench and kept telling us, 'We can score four,' " the Car fielder recalled. And whether the spell cast by oracle Brock o some more earthly force, Cards did just that in i coming a 12-9 Pirates lead. "It was a storybook finish all right," acknowledged Brock more soberly, "but what it was mainly was the difference between two games and none." Brock's reference was loss column as the Card Pirates headed for two each to wrap up their seasons. St. Louis, with an 83-73 mark, After Freak Injury Postpones Bout Foreman Says Hell Be I . KINSHASA, Zaire (AP) -'George Foreman has stopped .. dodging and weaving and says he'll definitely be dodging and " weaving against Muhammad .'. AH-on Oct. 30. The heavyweight champion, whose freak sparring-session eye cut postponed the $30-million title fight -- originally set I feel I'll be able to de- my title .. . The 7 i\a\ for Sept. 25 -- displayed Wednesday what appeared to be a healing injury in one of two sessions with newsmen. The first meeting with reporters came'when he removed the bandage from the one-inch cut below his right eyebrow. It was sustained Sept.' 16 either by a jab or an elbow from 36-year- old sparring partner Bill McMurray,- hired by Foreman to imitate All's quick, dancing With part of Foreman's right eyebrow shaved away, th was barely visible, a seemed to be healing with no sign of swelling. "I'm confident the healing is under way," he said. "If everything continues going on way, fend seems to have gotten back to where it was most." But at that first news conference, Foreman refused to say definitely that he would defend hit title on Oct. 30, the new date announced by promoters. Three hours later, however, Foreman faced the newsmen again and said flatly: "I'm fighting Ali on Oct. 3 0 . . . . I'm contracted to the promoters to fight on their date. I owe all the exhibitors a firm date." ds in was r by , the ovcr- sh all Srock t was e bee." o the s and series sons. mark, ut ah right e scar nd it neatly ling is every- n this to de- e eye right nas six games to go. Pittsburgh, which is 82-73, has seven. While the Cards take today off awaiting a weekend series in Chicago, the Pirates open a four-game set in New York. "This was a big game for both ball clubs," said Cards Manager Red Schoendimst, "H has to be a big plus. And the way they lost has to hurt them." Art Howe's bunt pinch single touched off an llth inning Pirates burst after the Cards squandered a 9-6 'lead. Willie Stargell bounced a r By Oct. 30 The statement followed a engthy meeting between Foreman and promoter Don King, who apparently told the champion that closed-circuit television preparations and publicity could not be effected as long as he dodged setting a definite date. Foreman said he was mentally ready to fight AH the day tomorrow. Although hasn't been seen outside his hotel here Foreman the last insisted, two days, 'I haven't let up on my conditioning." He gave no schedule for how he would resume training or when he might begin sparring again. The fight was first rescheduled for Oct. 23, then set back to Oct. 30. That would make it at 10 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, Oct. 29 in the United States. ingle over first, Manny Sang- illcn's single scored pinch run- ler Miguel Dilone and Ed Kirk- latrick doubled home two nore. But the Cardinals, who then railed 12-9, had gained one ireak by removal of Pirates re- ief ace Dave Giusti for Howe. Sizemore-greeted rookie re- ievcr Juan Jimenez, the sixth 5 irate hurler, with a single and Reggie Smith walked on four pitches. Ted Simmons doubled on the next pitch into right-center scoring Sizemore. After 6-foot-6 Jim Minshall, 01, spelled Jimenez, the Pirates miscued on Joe Torre's grounder when Rennie Stennett threw past first base, tying the score. Bake McBride's bunt single moved pinch runner .Larry Herndon to third and pinch hitter Jim Dwyer drove a sacrifice fly to right field for the victory "People say that a certain game makes or breaks you,' Schoendienst said in the Cards clubhouse. "If there's an: game that makes or breaks you, this was it." But in the Pirates' clubhouse an unruffled Manager Danny Murtaugh said, "It can't be a make or break ball game if .w win four in New York." The Pirates had taken a 5- lead in the opening inning wit! the aid of a three-run Bangui: len homer, but the Cards retal ated with six runs in the third. Al Oliver's double forged a G 6 tie in the fifth only to have S' Louis take a 9-6 lead. "This was the best game I'v ever seen or played in," Olive said. "In New York we're goin lo face some awfully toug pitching. A lot of our chance depend on how well St. Lou: can do against Chicago." Miller Assaults ·.'·)' ' ' . . " · _ . TV ' .' ' ' Single Season Money Record NAPA, Calif. (AP) -- Johnny Tiller has a mission. "I want to break the record lis week and get it over with," liller said before setting out oday in the first round of the 150,000 Kaiser International ipen Golf Tournament. The record is Jack Nicklaiis' ingle-season money-winning laudard of $320,542 set in 1972. Miller is only $4,159 short of :iat mark. He could break it by nishing as low as eighth in liis event on his . h o m e ourse. And if he misses here, ie lias two more chances, in .ext week's Sahara Invitational n Las Vegas and in the riation- 1 team championship in Flori- MM Does It The Hard Way Aggie Runners Dominate SWC Scene la in November. But that's not :ern. Miller's con"I don't want to have it hang- ng over my head," he said. "I vant to get it this week and get t over with. I know what I la've to do. ' "It's not so much the money, he dollars. That's not really mportant. It's the record. I'd really like to break the record. That'd really be something." The tall, slender blond, easily ;he outstanding player on the :pur this year, ranked as a sol- irj favorite for the $30,000 first prize despite the strength of the 156-man field. It contains seven of the season's top 10 money-winners, 11 men who have won $100,000 for t h e . y e a r . a n d 17 players who have won 1974 tournament titles. Among the standouts are PGA champion Lee Trevino, such multiple-winners as Dave Stockton, Hubert Green and Buddy Allin, big, strong J. C. Snea, defending champion Ed Sncad, defending champion Ed Heard, Forrest Fezler, J o h n Mahaffey and Tom Watson. DALLAS -- There is more 'of a similarity "between the Texas national championship season of 1969 and the Texas Aggies today than their unblemished won-lost records. It's down there in the rushing column,' where the Aggies are dominating things like Street. Worster and Co. did five seasons ago. At the end of the 1969 season, all four Texas starters were ranked among the top ten Southwest Conference rushers. Through the first two weeks of the 1974 season, Aggie runners rank first, third and fourth. All three have gained more than 100 yards in each of their starts as five SWC rushers are averaging better than 100 yards a game and .a sixth is missing out by exactly a yard total. Despite carrying the ball fewer times than seven of 'the SWC's top ten rushers, Bean is averaging 15.4.5 yards per game, while teammates Bucky Sams (114.5) and Skip Walker (108.0) rank third and fourth behind Larry Isaac of Texas Tech (119.0). Texas freshman Gralyn Wyatt is averaging 105,( yards per game and Texas Tech fullback John Garner has rushed for 199 yards in two Table Tennis Tourney The Arkansas · ranking table tennis tournament will be hell . Saturday, September 28, 1974 a the ·North Little Rock Commut . ity Center for residents of A 5 kansas only, including . men . women, boys and girls. Entry blanks may be obtainec 3 at the North Little Rock Com , munity Center, 2700 Willow o a by calling Duke Stogner at 94 mes to post a 99.5 norm. And the Aggies did it the hard ay last week, setting unprecc- ntcd rushing figures at LSU's friendly Tiger Stadium. The 17 rushing yards amassed by M is the greatest e v e r ained on an LSU team in the seasons and 717 games ayed by the Louisiana power. also marked the first game which three backs have shed for 100 yards against a ger team. The rushers again dominated VC stats as they have for the ast two seasons, but TCU's .ee Cook held onto his passing ad despite a challenge from ice newcomer Claude Reec nd defending passing cham- on Neat Jeffrey of Baylor. Cook has hit an average ol passes per game, while Reec ame off the bench to play jusl little over two quarters in ice's 28-21 loss to Cincinnat and take over second place with 12 completions. Jeffrey slipped to third with 9.5 completions »r game. But back to tlio rushers and their torrid start -in the '74 season. Bean is averaging 9.7 yards a carry, yet that ranks only second to the H.I yards Wyalt gains with each effort. Seven of the ten leaders are averaging five yards or -better a crack. Walker is gaining at 7.2 yards a try, Sams at 5.9 -- and Ronnie Hubby, the Aggies' alternating fourth running back who doesn't rank among the leading ground gainers, is gaining at a 6.1 clip on 16 carries. · The eight SWC schools hava a combined total offense average of 303.7 yards per game, and 74.3 per cent of that (225.6) has been gained on the ground. And so far, the Aggies are playing the best percentage. Just A Reminder From Man's Land Inc. We have the finest alteration Department .In Northwest Arkansas! We do all kinds of outside' alterations, both, men's and women's. Excellent fast service and prices most reasonable. Most alterations one day service, no eVtra charge. · MAN'S LAND INC. 1046 STEARN STREET ACROSS FROM RAMADA INN NEXT TO G.M.A.C. PHONE 521-6670 UA Women Place Third In Swim Meet The 'University of Arkansas women'* swim team opened a new season Tuesday with a third-place finish in a six-team meet held at the University of Arkansas pool. UALR won the meet with a total of 310.5 points, followed by Henderson State College with 290, the University of Arkansas at 287, State College of Arkansas with 268.'S* Southern Stale College with 232.5 and School of the Ozarks with 146.5. The UA women's team started off with valuable first-place points in the 200 medley, relay. The team of Lisa Landrom, Claire Bridwell, Susan Fedosky and Gayle Kordsmeir won the event with a 2:17.1 timing. Claire Bridwell won the 100- yard breastroke in 1:25.1, '-placed second in the 100 free- ·"'-style with a 1:06.4 and ranked third in the 50 freestyle in 29.1. Gale Kordsmeier placed first in ·"the 25 backstroke with a 16.9 timing and produced a third place in the 25 butterfly (15.7). THREE FIRSTS Lisa Landrom grabbed first place finishes in the 100 back- stroke (1:16.2), the 25 butterfly '"·' (14.1) and the 500 backstroke (33.3). Susan Fedosky ranked .-first in the 400 freestyle (5:10.3), second in the 200 individual medley (2:41.6) and third 'in the 500 butterfly (34.5). . In addition, Jerrie Inscho ranked eighth in the 50 'oreastroke (47.0) and Dianne Walton finished fourth in the 25 butterfly. Marbea Evers fared well in the one-meter diving, winning with 156.20 points. The UA team finished the meet with 'a victory in the 400 free relay with a 4:31.4 time. Members of the team include Dianne Walton, Claire Bridwell, Lisa Landrom and Susan Fedosky. - Next action for the Razorback women will be October 5 with a home pool meet against Okla- home State University. KEN'S PIZZA. 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