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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 15, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 LETHBRIDGE HERALD Monday, April 15, 1974 TAKE ME A BRINK MAKE ME 'APPV ALWAYS APPY BOOZE DOESN'T ftftINO TftuE 'APPINESS. PLOMIE- Padres, Giants kampered by swarms of bees A designated exterminator used Leeds United is closer, draws 0-0 with Coventry LONDON United held Coventry to a 0-0 draw at Coventry Saturday and edged a step nearer the English soccer championship title. Liverpool could manage only a 1-1 draw at Ipswich and now has gone three games without a win Leeds retained a three-point lead, with 55 points against Liverpool's 52. But time is running out for Liverpool which has only five more games to play. Leeds has four The crowded Easter program could settle the championship. Leeds has to play Sheffield United home Monday and away Tuesday A crowd of 35.182 saw Leeds gain its vital point at Coventry. HARVEY SAVES LEEDS A series of free kicks led to some exciting scenes in the Leeds penalty the first half Toward the end of the game, Leeds was driven back and only goalkeeper David Harvey foiled Coventry He made two fine saves on Dennis Mortimer. Emlyn Hughes, the England star, saved Liverpool with a tremendous goal from 25 yards at Ipswich. Ipswich went into the lead in the 24th minute when Trevor Whymark headed in a cross Irom David Johnson. Liverpool survived narrowly in the second half before Hughes suddenly- unleashed his shot to level the score in the 63rd minute. Southampton, beaten 3-1 at Tottenham, slipped nearer to the drop to the Second Division Manchester United edged Newcastle 1-0 in a desperate bid to escape from the last three places. Norwich is in last place with 25 points from 37 games. Manchester United has 29 from 37 games, Birmingham has 31 points and Southampton 32, both from 38 games. In other English First Division matches, Tottenham beat Southampton 3-1. Martin Chivers hit Southampton with two goals, the first after only 44 seconds. Southampton evened the score in the 12th minute with a lucky shot by John Peach, Big third for Regina By THE CANADIAN PRESS Regina put virtually all their Easter eggs in one basket Sunday night, exploding for six unanswered goals in the third period to register a 7-5 Western Canada Hockey semi-final playoff victory. The impressive win gave them a 1-1 tie in the eastern division best-of-sever. eastern division final. The Pats had failed to score in the second period and en- tered the last 20 minutes with a 5-1 deficit before unleashing their six-goal performance. In the other WCHL game Sunday. Calgary Centennials downed New Westminster Bruins 6-2 to take a 2-0 lead in the western division best-of- seven final series. Of the 26 penalties called in that game. 15 went to New- Westminster. But unlike Fri- day's opener in the series, there were only four to each team. The Centennials now move to New Westminster for games Tuesday and Thursday, while the Pals move to Swift Current for the third and fourth games in their series Tuesday and Thursday. Regina 7 Swift Current 5 Rob Laird scored for the Pats in the first period and was followed by Glen Burden at 1 51 of the third. Greg Joly, Rick Uhrich. Burdon, Uhnch and Clark Gillies added markers in that order. Oilers sidelined, Houston advances By THE CANADIAN PRESS The World Hockey Associ- ation's West semi-final starts Thursday with Minnesota at Houston while the East continues to battle through the quarter-finals for at least another two days. Houston Aeros edged Winni- peg Jets 5-4 Sunday night while Minnesota Fighting Saints beat Edmonton Oilers by the same score to wrap up those quarter-final series Houston swept its best-of- seven series over the Jets in [our straight games while Minnesota made it 4-1 Houston whipped Winnipeg 101 in the third game Saturday night while Cleveland Crusaders defeated Toronto Toros 3-2 in overtime to force a fifth game in the series which Toronto leads 3-1. In the other East series, New England Whalers beat Chicago Cougars a 2-0 Sunday to force a seventh and deciding game Tuesday at New England. The Toros and Crusaders play their fifth game tonight in Toronto and a sixth game, if necessary, in Cleveland Tuesday. Mike .Walton's three goals led Minnesota's final home victory over the Oilers. Walton opened the scoring with two goals 15 seconds apart and then scored his third of the night and "sixth of the series when Minnesota was shorthanded in the third period. Chris Worthy, filling in for Edmonton goalie Jack Norris who missed his second game because of flu, also allowed goals by George Morrison and Wayne Connelly. Ken Baird, Ed Joyal, Doug Barne and Blair McDonald scored for the Oilers. At Houston, Winnipeg fought back from a 4-0 deficit but fell short. The Aeros went ahead on goals by John Schella, Larry Hale, Murray Hall and Ted Taylor before Chris Bordeleau scored twice for the Jets who had eliminated Houston in four straight games in last year's playoffs. Mark Howe scored Houston's fifth goal before Norm Beaudin and Bobby Hull added two more for Winnipeg in the final period. Mike Blum played in goal for the Jets who had both regulars Joe Daly and Ernie Wakely out with pneumonia. Larry Lund's four goals led Houston to a 6-0 lead Saturday night before Bordeleau got the lone Winnipeg goal against netminder Don McLeod in the second period. Completing the route for Houston were Gordie Howe. Frank Hughes with two goals, Gord Labossiere, Taylor and Don Grierson. At Chicago, the Cougars' Cam Newton and the Whalers' Al Smith provided outstanding goaltending until the third pe- riod when John French and Rick Ley scored for the defending league champions. GARRETT JOINS TEXANS HOUSTON (AP) Houston Texans of the new World Foot- ball League named Jim Gar- rett, a former assistant coach for the New York Giants, as their new head coach Friday. Garrett, 43, was in charge of the Giants offence in 1971, and in 1972 and 1973 headed the Gi- ants defence under Alex Web- ster. deflected into the net by defender Ray Evans, but Southampton came under heavy pressure. John Pratt sent Spurs back into the lead in the 37th minute and Chivers made it 3- 1 in the 73rd minute. West Ham and Wolverhampton played a scoreless draw. Wolves' Phil Parkes made one fine save after another. Five minutes from the end, Trevor Brooking. West Ham's star forward, hit the post. THE Associated Press San Diego Padres can wait until the National League ap- proves the designated hitter rule, but they'll keep a desig- nated exterminator on hand, just in case bees decide they' like the surroundings in San Diego Stadium. The bees put up a tenacious struggle to keep baseball from being played Sunday. They swarmed around the home plate area before the game started, preventing the Padres and San Francisco Gi- ants from taking batting prac- tice and delaying the start of the game for 26 minutes until the exterminator made his ap- pearance and the Padres went on to beat the Giants 6-5. Elsewhere in the National League, Pittsburgh Pirates topped St. Louis Cardinals 8-4 in the first game of a twin-bill but lost the second game 6-5; Philadelphia Phillies swept New York Mets 2-1 and 5-3 in a doubleheader; and Los Angeles Dodgers defeated Houston Astros 7-2. GAMES RAINED OUT The Cincinnati at Atlanta and Montreal at Chicago games were postponed by rain, with no makeup dates announced. Saturday, the Cubs beat the Expos 7-4 in the first half of their doubleheader but the Expos came back with a 13-3 win, in the second game, led by Ron Fairly's grand-slam homer. In other Saturday games, St. Louis beat Pittsburgh 6-4, Los Angeles downed Houston 6-3 and the Giants edged the Padres 3-2. 111 don't know what attracted the never seen anything like this in baseball said John McNamara, manager of the embarrassed Padres. Plate umpire Doug Harvey didn't care what brought them there. He nearly died from a penicillin reaction after a bee sting last winter, and wasn't about to take another chance. Harvey wouldn't allow play to begin until the designated exterminator arrived with an aerosol can of bug spray to Horton turns pigeon hunter THE Associated Press Carl Yastrzemski hit a double and a homer to lead Boston Red Sox in a 7-5 victory over Detroit Sunday while the most excitement the Tigers could stir was a dead pigeon at home plate The bird was a victim of a popup by Willie Horton. The fly ball killed the pigeon flying over old Fenway Park and it tell dead only a few feet in front of home plate. "It scared the hell out of said Boston catcher Bob Montgomery. "I jumped a foot in the air, and Willie jumped even higher." In other American League games. Minnesota Twins beat Kansas City Royals 8-0 and California Angels downed Chicago White Sox 6-3. In a pair of doubleheaders, Oakland beat Texas Rangers 4-2 before Texas rebounded for a 10-2 win, while New York Yankees beat Cleveland 9-5 and the Indians came back for a 9-6 win. Baltimore's game at Milwaukee was rained out. Saturday, Cleveland beat 'New York 8-5, Boston whipped Detroit 8-1, Kansas City edged the Twins 6-5, Milwaukee defeated Baltimore 3-2 and Chicago edged California 5-4. Red Sox 7 Tigers 5 Yastrzemski drove in two runs in the first inning with his double and later scored on Dwight Evans' home run. Then Yaz hit his own homer, a third-inning shot. Ed Brink- man drove in three runs for Detroit. Twins 8 Royals 0 Bob Darwin continued his torrid hitting with a grand- slam homer, a triple and two singles to lead Minnesota's assault against Kansas City, but the Twins were more concerned about pitcher Bert Blyleven. The right-hander held the Royals to six hits before leaving the game in the eighth inning with a slight muscle strain. "Without Bert we're in Darwin said. "Bert is the stopper. He's one of the best pitchers in baseball." But Blyleven downplayed his arm problem. "It's just a he said. "It feels good now. It's gone he said after the game. Angels 6 White Sox 3 Frank Robinson drove in a pair of runs with a homer, the 555th of his career, and a single and Dick Selma slammed the door on Chicago to lead the Angels, leaders in the West, to their sixth victory in eight games and keep the White Sox in the cellar with their sixth loss in seven. Selma replaced Frank Tanna in the seventh inning with the bases loaded and none out, got pinch-hitter Carlos May to hit into a force play at the plate and then got Dick Allen to ground into a doubleplay. break up the swarm, which had taken a liking to an area just to the right of home plate. Bobby Tolan's double scored Clarence Gaston to cap a five-run San Diego eighth inning and bring about the victory. Gary Matthews had put San Francisco in front 5-1 with a three-run homer in the seventh inning. But San Diego, with its new mascots, rallied to win. 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