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High Point Enterprise, The (Newspaper) - September 1, 1976, High Point, North CarolinaAmid internal Power struggle players reject owners offer boning up on rules Alan Page checks offer a wire Holo Chicago a National football league player representatives have rejected the contract offer by team owners that sparked a fierce internal Battle Between their Oft controversial executive director and their Union president. The action tuesday after 11 hours of secret meetings continues the rift Between owners and players which in the last 2 Viz years has triggered one preseason walk out one Wildcat strike and harsh feeling on both sided. I honestly Don t know where we go from said a disconsolate Dick Anderson the injured safety for the Miami dolphins who As president of the nil players association had worked out the proposal with owners last week. Sometimes you win sometimes you lose sometimes you get rained out. The game will go Anderson said. He and three other members of the seven Man ibb High Point sports wednesday september 1, 1976 Section c a Flea executive com Mittee supported acceptance of the offer. They were opposed by de Garvey. Executive director of the players Union who some members would like to see ousted. It was a plan i Felt was Good and tried to said Anderson yeah. I m disappointed. I feel at this Point it s the Best offer we re going to Garvey has withheld Public comment regarding his per Sonal feeling on the offer but a source close to him said he feared acceptance would negate players rights already won in the courts. Nevertheless at a Brief news conference following the Marathon session. Garvey said no single Point of the 70-Page offer was the decisive Factor in rejection. Rather he said it was the package As a whole. By a majority vote the executive committee summoned each of the 28 nil teams representatives to grapple with the proposal and decide whether to submit it to a vote of All the a Flea players. But the question never got that far. After procedural haggling and a Point by Point debate the representatives instead approved a motion to table discussion of the offer pending further negotiations and in effect Garvey said later the vote meant rejection. A spokesman for the nil management Council bargaining Arm of the nil owners said his group reserved comment on the development until further in formation could be obtained As to what transpired at the meeting details of the offer were not made Public the associated press Learned however that among the 30 provisions the owners proposed 43-Man squad limit with a four Man taxi squad each member of which would be paid a week. Raise in salaries for preseason and postseason play As Well As minimum salary limits important article concerning the controversial Reserve clause. That article would have permitted a player to move to another team after a specified number of years. The club obtaining a free agent would surrender two Sec players on 3c open Tennis players rated Forest Hills . A horses for courses applies to Tennis players As Well As thoroughbred racers. Some competitors in the s416.600 . Open Tennis championships will be others will be the slow Clay like artificial surface at the West Side Tennis club courts first round men s singles action was scheduled for this afternoon and this evening in this richest of All Tennis events while women s play begins thursday. Both Are aiming for a first prize the baselines. The Moo shot artists who Lay Back and return everything hit their Way should Benefit the most from the har tru surface which allows them to reach More shots than they would on a faster grass court. The hard servers who rely on a Power game. However will be at a disadvantage. Among the men Bjorn Borg of Sweden defending Champion Manuel Orantes of Spain. Adriano Zanatta of Italy and the american Bagel Harold Solomon and Eddie Dibbs. All play particularly Well on Clay so their Stock must Rise in this event. Borg. Who won Wimbledon and act earlier this year captured the . Pro title on Greensboro bound for season opener the Andrews red raiders open the 1976 football season Friday night in Greensboro where they take on the Grimsley Whirlie at 8 . At Jamieson stadium. A few of the Andrews players prepared for the opener include left to right Joe Laprade buddy Murr Steve Myers Carlton Davenport Joe and Mike Kelly. Golf series True test akron1. Ohio a defending Champion join Watson s tip of the Day professional Golf is swinging Down the right Fairway with its revamped enriched world series. It s an excellent format now with the top pros from our tour and the foreign Tours. It will give a True Pic Ture of the present Caliper of Golf said wat son wingless on the american tour this year who qualified As the 1975 Victor. It will become the Premier tournament of the he promised Watson tuned up tuesday with a 67. Three under Over Firestone South s monstrous Yards the site of the championship of the sport beginning thursday. Still he minimizes his chances against such shot makers As Jack Nicklaus Johnny Miller Lee Trevino Al Geiberger. Raymond Floyd and Ben Crenshaw. I m Only playing average right now. My chances Are said Watson he won a year ago with a 36-Hole total of 140 for s50.000. The beaten were the other winners of the big four championships Tom Weiskopf. Lou Graham and Nicklaus. Now the total purse is four times As Large and the Field five fold. Among the challengers Are 16 members of the american tour and four winners of foreign orders of Merit the tournament s length has doubled to 72 holes and four Days. Casting himself As an underdog is logical for Watson considering Winner of 4 world series 6 tournaments and an unprecedented 300 on the famed Firestone layout. His stroke average of 70.90 ranks second Only to Arnold Palmer Over the South course who has collected 5693.000 in his last three tour years including a record s353.000 in 1974. Winner of 21 tournaments including the 1974 world series he has been among the top ten Money winners each of the years for More million in his last eight than 51.4 career. Fourth in earnings this year with behind Crenshaw Hubert Greene and Hale Irwim particularly Tough on this course where he won the 1965 experience key in . Am los Angeles a it s an overworked word but experience is going to have an awful lot to do with who wins says Canadian Gary Cowan embarking on a quest for a third . Amateur Golf championship Cowan 37, from Kitchener Ontario Cap tured the . National championship in both 1966 and 1972 and became the first foreigner to win the title since his countryman Sandy Somerville did it in 1932. He admits he d prefer it if the . Amateur were still a medal play tournament As it was when he won but after Winn ing his opening match without losing a Hole he said i probably have a better Chance of winning on this Type of Golf Bel air scene of this 76th championship event proved itself demanding on opening Day and will continue to do so through the 36-Hole finals on sunday. This is what you Call a thinking Golf course you can t just go out and whale the Cowan said tuesday after whipping Dave Richards of Chambersburg pa., 7 and 6 in their 18-Hole match. Today he meets 0. Gordon Brewer of Huntington Valley pa., who was one of 56 among the 200 qualifiers to draw an opening round Bye. Also with a Bye was defending Champion Fred Ridley of Winter Haven fla., who opens his defense against Mike Stoll of Beaverton ore., a 2-1 Winner Over Mark Curlett of Coatsville a. I played this course on sunday and Mon Day so in a Way i was Happy to play in the experience on 3c Clay monday night and rates As co favorite with top seeded Jimmy Connors the Ever dangerous Connors won the last . Open played on grass in 1974. And lost to Orantes in last year s finals. Zanatta took the French and italian crowns this on Clay. Solomon made it to the finals of the French and . Pro on Clay. And Dibbs rates with Solomon among the brightest Young baselines in the game behind Connors and Borg. The men s seedlings have Guillermo Vilas of Argentina rated no. 3 followed by Zanatta fiery Hie Nastase of Romania. Orantes Veteran american Arthur Ashe and Raul Ramirez of Mexico. Vilas. Nastase and Ashe figure to be among those hampered by the slow surface. On the distaff Side the sur face should help defending Queen Chris Evert who hardly needs the assistance. Miss Evert has won her last 95 matches on Clay and she breezed through the women s draw in last year s open the first played on the har tru courts. Miss Evert still is suffer ing from inflamed tendons in the Middle Finger of her Racket hand an injury which caused her to withdraw from the federation cup Competition last week. But her first match is not until saturday when she faces Greer Stevens of South Africa and she is expected to be recovered enough to begin defense of her Crown if she s anywhere near 100 per cent she will be Tough to beat. Miss Evert s Likely finals opponent is evonne Goola Gong. The australian who has won virtually every major Crown except this one. She bowed to miss Evert in last year s title match and has lost nine of their last 11 head to head encounters. Feature matches this afternoon included Connors against South Africa s Bob Hewitt. Italy s Adriano Zanatta against Ove Bengtson of Sweden Jan kodes of Czechoslovakia against Phil Dent of South Africa and Eddie Dibbs against puerto Rico s Charles Pasarell. In tonight s action defending Champion Orantes goes up against Jun Kuki of Japan and Maltase takes on Onny Parun of new zealand. A total of 128 men and 96 women Are aiming for the singles prizes to be awarded sept. 12. There will be Day and night action for the first eight Days of the tournament with Day play Only thereafter. Portions of the weekend action will be televised live by lbs. Which also will show highlights of play. Dean and friends University of North Carolina coach Dean Smith autographs cartoon posters of himself shown in olym Pic basketball attire. The session followed a round of Golf at a North Carolina Mountain resort tuesday. Smith was coach of the winning . Olympic Cage squad. A wire Horo pro football preview wild is word in nil East Tom Watson tip of Day american Golf classic and the National pea in 1966 Floyd the onetime Playboy now a family Man in the midst of his greatest of 14 pro seasons he has won a personal record of in see Golf on 3c by Denne h. Freeman a sports writer it s going to be wild wild wild in the National conference East division this year. And you can take that As gospel from a Man who ought to know Dallas coach Tom Landry Active Dean of National football league coaches the 16-year coaching Veteran says i can t think of a team that should t be improved. Again the race probably won t be decided until the final sunday and the Tom Landry close race division should produce a wild card in 1975, St. Louis captured see wild on 3c snarling linebackers state will have from left Kyle Wescoe Billy Cherry Jack Hall and Bill Cowher to pressure opposing quarterbacks. The Wolf pack opens the season Satur Day at Home with Furman. A Svir Cholo

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