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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 20, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 1970 THI LfWMIOOl HIHAIB 7 St. Louis Fins First Game Of Title Defence Brief Letdown Costly To Penguins ST. LOUIS Sunday while Houston'! Griffin hand- cuffed San Diego Padres on one bit, Elsewhere, Los Angeles Dodg- ers battered Atlanta Braves 10-1 with the game enlivened by a ihort fist fight between Larry Jaster of the Braves and Willie Davis of the Dodgers. Philadel- phia Phillies split a double- header with New York Mets winning 3-2 in 10 innings before losing 10-2. Montreal at Chicago and St. Louis at Pittsburgh were both postponed by rain. Saturday, the MeU clobbered Philadelphia 7-0, St. Louis thumped Pittsburgh S-l, Chi- cago downed Montreal Expos 8- 1, Houston nipped San Diego 4-3 and Los Angeles edged Atlanta 54. _ STRIKES OUT NINE Simpson, who has created quite a stir with two shutouts and three straight victories, sur- rendered a hro-out first-inning double to Ken Henderson and nothing else. He struck out nine but experienced some control problems, walking seven. Houston's Griffin gave up a first-inning run to San Diego on a walk, a stolen base and two ground outs, and then held the Padres hitkss until Clarence Short Sport Two Events To Haraga RED DEER jounced the signing of gutrd Ed eiupka from the University of orth Carolina. AME SITE SASKATOON Sas- atchewan Curling Association Saturday announced the 1971 roviocial championship would held in Swift Current, die southern playoff in Weyborn Gaston doubled wtft one out in the seventh. Simpson and Griffin increased to four the number of one-hit- ters pitched in the NL in the last five days. Mike Torrez of St Louis did it last Wednesday against Montreal and Nolan Ryan of the Mets turned one in Saturday against Philadelphia. Wes Parker clouted a two-run homer and Ted Sizemore cracked three straight hits pac- ing a 14-lst Los Angeles attack that carried the Dodgers past Atlanta. Alan Foster rode the heavy hitting to his second vic- tory in three decisions. The battle between Jaster and Davis broke out in the eighth in- ning. Davis backed away from the plate with a close two-strike pitch and then bunted down the first base line. As the ball rolled foul for the third strike out, Davis exchanged words with Jaster and then punches. BENCHES EMPTY After taking one punch, Davis for most of the game sad climbed on the Pittsburgh squad in several fights duiing the scoreless first preiod. "They were trying to intimi- date us right off the said Kelly. "That Noel Picard tried to run over our little men. Picard never picks on anyone his own Picard tangled with the Pen- guins' Jean Prooovost in tfae first minute of the game and the ensuing battle saw four players go to the penalty box Picard among them with five-minute major. Another fight erupted midway through the period near the Pittsburgh nets and four players went off with Rot erfs and Ab McDonald of the Blues, and Tracy. Pratt and Bryan Kexlall of the Penguins. A third scrap in the last min- ute of the period saw Hertall go off again with a minor, major and an automatic misconduct while Barclay Plager of the Blues got a minor and major. The game took a quieter tone after that with no further bat- tles until the final buzzer, when several scuffles broke out and another handful of majors and misconducts were handed out. In all, referee Art Skov as- sessed 134 minutes in penalties. "I don't know why we started fighting so Picard said in the dressing room. "I think the guys were a little tence." CUT ON NOSE H'j said Pronovost had given him a high slick which seemed to start the first fight. Prooo- vost wound up shirtless and Pi- card took a slight cut on the bridge of his nose in the scrap. "It was a hard-hitting said Bob Pkger of Lhe Blues. "We were feeling each other out early. The next game is a big one for us and a bigger one for them." The next game wifl be here Tuesday with the teams moving to Pittsburgh for the third game Thursday and the fourth Sun- day. A fifth game, U necessary, would be back here the follow- ing Tuesday. Hall, appearing in his 109th Stanley Cup playoff game be fore a cfowd a! put on a strong performance for the Blues, slopping 24 shots, many of them dangerous drives from close in. Binkley took the loss despite making 30 saves. On the Pitts- burgh bench as backup net- minder was Joe Daley, called up from Baltimore of the Amer- ican Hockey League. He re- placed Al Smith, the Penguins' UNHAPPY HOWIE Howie Johnson of Polm Springs, Calif., winces ond kldo up his foot in di'ipleqwre after missing a putt during the fourth round of the New Orleans Open Sunday. Jahmxm had to Mttle fora 10-under por for the four roundi to go Into a sudden death playoff with Miller Barber and Bob Charles todoy. Playoff Held Today Trio Finishes In Tie and tha northern playoff orkton, all in February. CENTRAL CHAMPS OMAHA, Neb. (CP-AP) taahs Knights won the Central Hockey League championship Saturday'night, defeating Iowa Stars 7-5 and taking their best- of seven final playoff series 4-1. Forward Bert Wiboa scored his second goal of the night at the mark of the third pe- riod to break a M tie and Syl Apps got an empty-nets gosl 10 seconds later to give the Knights possession of (be UuuDB Cup, sprinted away from Jaster and into the Dodger dugout as both benches emptied. "I teemed him of throwing at me said Davis. "He hit me on the right cheek iDd since-1 had it broke before, I didn't wait it hit again, so I ran." Jaster denied throwing at other regular goalie who stayed in bed with the measles. The Penguins otherwise were at full strength as were tfae Blues who are favored to win the series because of their dom- ination over second-place Pitts- burgh during the regular sea- son. The Blues had five wins, two ties and one loss against Pitts- burgh in their eight regular- scheduled encounters and three of the wins came with shutouts by goalie Ernie Wifely and one by veteran Jacques Plante. ST. LOUIS I PITTSBURGH 1 First Ho scoring. Penalties Walson. R. Plaser, Proiovost pratl Harbank Pratt Roberts McDonald Htxtall M Callum Hexlill (mloor-rmtor, B. Secw.d St. Louis, Saboi-rln (Talbot, Boudrais) 1. St. Lcuii, Goyette 2 (McDonald, Ketnin) 3. St. Louis, 5 (McDcoaM, Penalties Sibourhi Prentice Blackburn Third Pittsborqh, 4 (Hestall, Rupp) Penalties (major, misconducl) misconduct) Eccltstaw mhcwdoct) R. Ptaguer mis- conduct) Pkirit (misconduct) St. Lwh............ II H Altwxlinci Golf Title To Graham Davis. "When he said the pitcher, "I just gave up." The Phillies ended a seven- game losing streak, pushing over two lOtn-lnnuig runs to beat New York sad Jerry Koos- man in the Erst game of their doubleneader. Hits by Larry Hisle and John Briggs drove in the runs and Rick'Wise went the distance for the victory. Dom Clendenon drove in four on a the Mets blitzed Philadelphia in the nightcap. Winning pitcher Jim McAntirew kicked off a six-run rally with a double. TOKYO (AP) David Gra- htm of Australia fought off competitive pressure Sunday, fired a sizziling three-under-par M and won the Yotniuri Interna- tional open golf championship with a four-day total of 296. Waiter Godfrey of New Zea- land ,who shared the lead with Graham going into the final round, finished second after carding a 72 for a tournament total of 289, Tommy Aaron of the United States, the fa- vorite, placed third with a sin- sational four-undfr-psr 68 for a total of 290 over the par-72 Yomlurl courscv Country. Club Royals Open With Win The Lethbridge Royals open- ed their 1970 soccer season on an impressive note Sunday. Royals blasted Taber United 1M in Taber in an exhibition game. John Stopnik fired home five goals In pacing the Royals while Mike Cemi and John Suriano Knicks Stop Milwaukee MILWAUKEE (AP) New York Knicks stepped out to a 20-poinl lead at the half, then held off a strong Milwaukee rally to beat the Bucks, 117-108 Sunday and take a J-L lead to their National Basketball Asso- ciation Eastern Divisico playoff series. The best-of-seven series goes back to New York Monday night for what may be the final game. Lew Alcindor had 38 points ta lead all scorers. Bob Daudridge added 18 for Milwaukee. Willis led New York's attack with X points, M Knicks' hot outside shooting continued to dominate the se- ries. NEW ORLEANS (AP) Ifew Zealand lefty Bob Charles stormed out of On pack with a final-round 67 Sunday sod forced a sudden-death playoff today with Miller Barber and Howie Johnson for the first prize in the Greater New Orleans open golf tournament Officials first bad announced the playoff-the sixth this year on the pro be held immediately. But after a brief conference they decided to start a. on the first tee of the Lake- wood .Country Club course at a.m. CST a.m. EST) today. Charles, a lean left-hander, Johnson and Barber finished deadlocked at 278-10 under par the regular 72 holes. Bar- ber bad a final 70 and Johnson took a 71. The decision to postpone the playoff was forced by the gath- ering gloom. There didn't ap- pear to be enough daylight left to get in a single hole. Play.was suspended twice in the weather-plagued final round, once for 52 minutes and again for 21 minutes. The course was hit by a series of thundershower showers, pack- ing heavy rain and winds high enough to blow over a small tree by the 10th fairway. Most of the bad weather had cleared before the leaders got away, however. LOSES LEAD George Archer, who led by two strokes through 54 holes, drifted back with a four-over- The early starters, plagued bj the miserable playing condi- tions, saw their scores go up. U.S. Open champion Orvflle Moody had a 76 for 295. Defend- ing champion Larry Hinson took a 73 for 290. Lee Trevino had a 77 for 294. Johnson, a 44-year-old veteran whose last official victory on Lhe tour was the 1958 Baton Rouge, La., Open caught Archer with birdies on two of his first four boles and went in front with still another bird on the sixth. Jets Force Final Game par YS and was atone in fifth place. Lou Graham, in the fight for the top spot much of the way, finished one stroke back at ZTSafteraTl. Tied at 282 were Masters champion Billy Casper, 70, South African Gary Player, 72, Jim Colbert, Dave Stockton and Rod Curl, the Indian who was tied for second going 5nto the final 18. Curl had a Stockton a 72 and Colbert a 70. WINNIPEG (CP) Winnipeg Jets forced a ninth and decid- ing game in She. Western Can- ada Hockey League eastern final series Sunday by crushing the Fiin Flon Bombers 10-1 be- fore over hometown fans. The eastern final is DOW deadlocked at four games apiec and the series will conclude Flin Fkm Wednesday night The Jets completely domin ated the game Sunday and out shot the Bombers 57-20. Winnipeg led 4-0 at the end of the first period and 8-1 bj OK dose of the second. Henry Boucha, Jim Har greaves, Chris OddHefson anc Bob Mowat scored two goa each for the winners and team mates Milt Black and Briar Iliv.vre scored singles, Keg Leach scored the on Flin Flon goal. Referee Gordon Hogue of EC mtmlon called 23 penalties, wi 12 going to the visiting Fun Flon club. Winnipeg scored three goa ttilh a man short and two goa on power plays. At one time he heM a two- Lroke lead, but faltered in ft. intense pressure down the stretch and fell back to Charles, who had finished more than an hour before. Barber had a couple of great chances to take it all. He missed a 12-foot eagle putt on 16th that would have given nm sole control of the top, then itissed from eight feet for a nrdie on the 17th, FINISHES IN TIE Johnson, one stroke In front oing to the 16th, skulled his rive, put his second in a trap, lasted out and missed a 12-foot utt and took a one over par. hat left him in a ttfree-way tie. le could do no better than par be next two and finished in a ie. Charles started his drive with consecutive birds on eight and nine, putting an iron three feet rom the flag on eight and run- ning in a 20-fooler on the ninth. le canned a monster on the 14th, got another from IS 'eet and went five under par with a five-footer on the next bole. "It was a beautiful day unta the 14th Johnson said. Ha was one over par on that when He missed the green, then lost sole control of the top spot on the 16th. "One of life's em- barrassing little ba said of the tee shot on 16, I never thought a 70 would get me in a the W- year-old Barber said. He was one over par on first, but birdied the fifth and sixth, the latter on a 16-foot putt. WRESTLING TONIGHTI P.M. IXHItmON AUDITORIUM Abdullah Jerry plui 4 bouii! added two goals apioro. Gus the Fomradas Witt finished oil siogWon, Some Payoff SAN JUAN. Puerto Rico (AP) Irwin Tress, gen- eral manager and idcnt of El Comandante race track said a poo! rec- ord was set Sunday after a ticket paid off Perkins Inks With Buffalo BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Buf- falo Bills o< the, National Foot- ball League's American Confer- ence signed players today, including a veteran of the Cana- dian Football League. The three are Art Perkins, a fullback who played with Ed- monton In the CFL; Terry Wil- liams of GrambUng, a running back, and Lloyd Pate, also a running back, from University of Cincinnati. Pate was Buf- falo's 12th draft choice in 1969 and Williams was its llth draft I choice B 1979. 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