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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 24, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 lilt HERALD Monday. April xttfli'r iirsl Astros explode, bury Giants with 10 runs 'Til l.'kc ji load en- i ninth inning any- IhmV I'ranoheo Clinnts said. The liiaiMs b.ul il Houston Astros iliL-co onls l'> co. Hut tlicy ccuicln't (jot ilu'.-o Tireil Ihrcc bc- fcrc llie Astros fol ID iuns. not liy all llie runs Houslon is scoring." t'ox ;illcr Ihi- Auras' 13-7 Li-iumpli. "They're tho moslim- clut) in the lenguc. We scored seven rims so it's up to our pilchers to hold "cm." Ill Sunday's other National League action, New York Mets swept a doubleheader from Chi- cago Cubs 8-2 one! 7-6 in 1Z in- ninps; St. Louis Cardinals lianded Montreal Expos Ihcir first (icroat 0-1. San Diego Padres edged I.os Angeles Dodgers 2-1, nml, in a pair o[ pamcs, Philadelphia Phillies Pillshnrgh Tiratcs 5-1 and Atlanta Ilraves over- Imulcd Cincinnati Rtxls In games Saturday, Montreal I'itrhci' (limed hitter is hoi arwiii blasts fourth home run of i-'VdiuUcni is haji- Hobby cd from a i M' i make a mistake on I'.o's just loo strong." Oarwin luivncd iil'j'.i'.'i v.Hh ;i t isi MinucsoUi's vic- I-'fom hattrrs in the rup.or Ihe Twins' 2D- L'ar-oM ]-nokie sensation has In I lining tiers. He's lud font' home runs in five jMiurs ihi-: P.efuix' tiis turnnhout, Darwin ibo mound for yoars tlio m i n o r s. He in MIL- outfield in 1070, >ti -ikiiiL: I1' hr-me runs in two seasons of minor league ball in chain. Ho the aUcntion of MinnL.-ola and the Twins obtained him on Oct. 22, 1971. in a for inilfiuldcr Paul Hay IIOMKUS His limner was hit otf Oakland so'.illipuw Ken Holtz- In olhcT American Lea gun games Sunday, Texas Rangers defeated California Angels 5-2; Chicago While Sox nipped Kan- P.IS City Koynls .1-2; Cleveland Indians downed Baltimore Ori- oles 2-1 and Milwaukee Brewers trimmed Detroit Timers 3-0. The New York Yankees' game at Boston was rained out, Saturday, Boston clowned New York 11-7, Chicago swept a doir btc-honclcr from K.insas City, winning 1-0 and 3-2, Clevclnnd Indinns wbippcrl Baltimore 9-2, Detroit defeated Milwaukee 8-2, and Texas blanked California 6- 0. Snow postponed Oakland's game at Minnesota. Darwin's blast tn tlic second Chicago Bulls irchased SAN DIEGO (AP) -Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association lins been sold to .he opcrnlor of tlx? San Dicpu Ls Arena, but the icnm wilt remain in for at least, ttiree years, it was reported today. The San Dingo Union Fnid (hn buyer was Canadian millionaire Pek'r Grabani. "Yes 1 jnadc Ihc pur- Graham loltl the news- paper from his home in Vancou- ver, B.C. "If you want, il con- firmed, I'm confirming it. It was me and me one- man No purchase figure was an- nounced. Although San Diego has been without a professional basket- ball team since Ihc Rockets of the NBA were sold to a group in Houston last June. Graham said he had no immediate plans to move Die Bulls to his sports arena. "1 have made a commitment to keep the Bulls in Chicago for at least three years.'1 tie said. "After lhat, he said, "I wouldn't care to The purchase must be ap- proved at Tuesday's meeting the NBA finance committee. Graham said that while "every- one hi the league may be a little surprised by Ihc transfer of he didn't anticipate any problems in winning ap- proval. Asked why he made the pur- chase. Graham said: "It was an opportunity I couMn't pass up. When you have an opportunity Lo get a team wilh the third-best record 57-25 and fourth-best at- tendance average in the NBA, and that team's ui the second or third best population area in Ihe country, I'd say it was a pretty good opportunity." Graham, who look over oper- ation of Ihe Sports Arena last year on a -15-year lease from San Diego, said he still would he interested in bringing another professional basketball franchise to the arena. Inning wiped out a 1-0 Oakland edge and flarleii Ihc Twins on Ihcir way. The outfielder laler got another liil lo give him nine in 111 al-tats. He lias knocked in 10 runs. TWINS HAVE HITS Phil Roo( later d.ovc in runs wilh a pair o( doubles and Danny Thompson contributed two singles and a double and chased in n run as Minnesota unloaded a 1.1-hit attack lor pilchcr Deri Blyleven. Don Mincher blasted a. three- run homer in Ihe first Inninp and II o r a c i o Pins pitched three-hit sliulout relief for six innings ns Texas boat California [or the third straight time. Richie Allen knocked in two early runs a homo run anc triple, then scored the game- winner on an intieTd error in the eighth as Chicago beat Kansas City. Allen opened the rally wilt a one-out single and moved lo second on Dill Melton's single lie then came home as Carlos May grounded into a torceoui and shortstop Bob Floyd thrcv wild past first in an atlempt al a double play. Gaylord Pern' scatterec seven hits and cracked a double [o ignite1 a third-inning rally lhal carried Cleveland past Bai limore George Scott's Iwo-mn double and a solo shot by Billy Conigli aro carried Milwaukee past De- troit. Jim Slaton pitched the first five innings for the Brew ers and got credit for the vie tory. to look for in an economy car. (besides the price) Now with economy cars, looking for anything besides the price would be a waste of time. Simply because there's just not much else to look at. That's what separates our economy car from other economy cars. Corolla is more tkan a pretty price. Much more. And it's all standard. Take a minute and have a look here, go around to a showroom and have liidetl SI. Louis 6-5, Houston hut out San Francisco 6-0, At- anla trounced Cincinnati 11-7, ind Los Angeles (Ideated Sun )iego 1-0. Rain washed owl the Chicago-New York and PiUs- nirgh-Philadclphia games. lOMtill 1'KOVIDKS LEAD Lee Slay hlphlighted llie As- ros' rally willi a Ihree-run lomer lhat puL Houston ahead 1-7. Successive home runs in llie 'iflh inning by Cleon Jones and Jim Fregosi carried Ihe ISlcUs lo heir opening-game triumph, and Jim Beauchamp's pinch single drove in Ihc winning run ,n Ihc extra-inning nightcap. The Expos, the only unde- feated club in Ihc majors go' into their game, were slopped by Scipio Spinks. The lall riRht-handcr scat- tered five Montreal hits while his St. Louis batterymate, Ted Simmons, gave him all the runs he needed with a two-run single in the first inning. The Cards wrapped it up will1 four more runs in the eighth Spinks driving in one with a slti- ENDS DODGRR STREAK Clay Kirby (lie route foi (he Padres, scattering six hits to end the Dodgers1 six-game winning streak. Derrel Thomas gave him the winning run will a tic-breaking bases-loaded sac rifice fly in the eighth inning. Philadelphia's dreg Luzinski's fielding lapse helped PiUsburgi go ahead, then he beat the Pir ales with his bat. In the top of the ninth, will Ihe Phils leading 3-2, Luzinsk misplaycd Richie Hcbncr's fh ball to left field, allowing it t" drop for a double that enablet Pittsburgh to score a pair o runs. But in Ihe bottom o[ Ihe ninth he atoned for his misplay, un loading a towering homer tha tied! the score 4-1. And in Un lltii, he slammed a triple, thei raced home with the winnini nm on pinch-hitter Tommy Hut ton's Iwo-out single. In Atlanta, the Braves alsc gave, then took back, (he Reds to score a pair of run in the lop of Lhe 1Kb, then charging back for three in tin bottom of the inning. Hank Aaron's second home' o( the season and wist of hi: career brought the Braves an elgiith-inning 1-1 tic and Darre! Evans' solo shot with two out i the 11th started [hem back to- ward victory. Mike L urn's single, Jim Brea zcale's run-scoring pinch doubl and Felix Millan's single fin ished off Cincinnati. There's a lot to see. TOYOTA 'm nmomiirir. OOROUA IJOfl, 73 hp. ,s J-rlopi iinil cfnipr. Toyolu cars nrc sold and serviced from coast to coast in Canada and throughout Ihc world.. LETH8RIDGE Toyota Travel Centre Box 1202 Cojtls Tel. 327.3165, 327-3711 CARDSTON Wolff Son Toyota 653-3252 MILK RIVER Madge Equipment Ud.l Kenway Toyota Box 299 Tel. 647-3838, 647O939I ]008 TABER Tel. 223-3434 Soccer standings Cily Liverpool n-rby Leedi Tollenham Norwich 'AillwAll Birminaham Queen's PR 17 13 10 57 3; 13 i 5S 3D Aslon Villa Qrighfori flournmoulh Molls C Rolfurham Grimihy Brenllcrd Sflulhend Division MI MSB 25 10 B 2? 15 4 71 1? B IB 14 9 Division iv 74 7 Id SI 52 33 11 10 73 Jl Ii 9 ID 78 52 33 II 9 55 33 3D 13 11 73 57 SCOTTISH LEAGUE DIVISION I Celtic .....37 3 1 91 13 Aberdeen ..31 7 i EO It Rangers 10 3 7 63 Hibernian ID 6 9 33 Dundee .....VI 12 4 57 31 DIVISION II Arbroa'h 11 7 A 4) A 7 93 Mirrtrt i2 3 10 81 rlrlrnq H J M Cov.'denti'fh 17 la 7 M 77 Manchester bells Derby TWO HAPPY FELLOWS Gordon Orser, Icfl and Harold Osmond, were honored al Ihe annual Lelhbridge Minor Hockey Association banquet Sunday. Orscr was pre- sented wilh a plaque from the Canadian Amalcur Hockey Association Osmond won Ihe Lefly Gshpeler Memorial trophy for his conlribulions to minor hockey. El was llie second straight year Osmond has won iiio award. ttettls Nickldits in playoff takes lowiiey BANCIIO LA COSTA, Calif. (AP) I3obby Mitchell, who :ad complained earlier to sports writers that "nobody ever writes about beat pro jolf's most-feared competitor in a sudden-death playoff Suuday 'or the title in Hie Tournament of Champions. The 20-year-old Mitchell rolled n a 20-IooL putt on Lhe firsL extra hole and bent hcavily-fn- vored .lack Nicklaus for only his iccond victory in a pro career. "It's a preat ex- claimed Mitchell, who collected from tbe total purse of "It was a wonderful feeling when I won at Cleveland last year (his first lour HuL c i belter because I beat all the champs." The Tournament of Champi- ons is restricted to players who scored! regular pro tour victo- ries in the last 12 months. Nick- laus, uho tonk the Masters and two other titles already this sea- son, was a 'l-iol favorite to de- fend his title successfully here. Hut the odds went for nothing when Nicklmis pulled his tec shot on Iho par three Mth the first playoff the deep rough and chipped six feet past. MITCHELL ON' C.IIEKN Mitchell put his tee .shot in the green below the pin and marie the putt. Milchell shot a final round 70 on Ihc long, tough La Costa Country Club course and tied Nicklaus wilh a 72-hole total of "You never like to lose a tour- Nicklacs said. "I fig- ured it I shot 72 I'd win il." lie matched par on Lhe lush, it was one shot less than he needed. I-XJe Trcvino was Ihird with a Australian Bruce Cramptnn, lloincro B 1 a n e a s, Jerry Heard and Davn Hill tied at 284. Hill and Heard matched 72s, Cramplon Inok n 71 and Illancas closed with the day's [jest round, a C7. Nicklaus started the day wilh a two-stroke lead and lost it on the fifth hole when he put his tec shot in a brook, reached the green in three and three-pulled, going Inn over par. That put him in a tie with Milrhell. Mitchell then took the lead with a bii die on the eighth, stroking a panel wedge lo five i feet Then he lost it when he or.e over par fin Ihe 1-ith, but it hack a pain on t'u'' next hole, hitting a beautiful iron slicL lo live feet. lie lost it nrlnin on the 17th, v.licn he made a Ihree-pull bogey, missing Ihe second from two feet. I He admitted to being nervous most of the way, hut played it cool enough to in the first playoff iti his career. Meanwhile Bob Shaw up S15.COO Simdr.y by wtnninn i Ihc Tallahassee open golf tour-[ nnrmil vilii a record tying score of 273, bv.t tlic transplant- ed Australian won't he Ijnck to defend title year. The viclory. Shaw's first in four years on (lie Profes- sional Golfers tour, also earned him an automatic starting .sput in the Tour- nnment of Champions, played in California on the same days the open played in Tallahas- see. TnllnhasFce also was pretty to rookie Leonard Thomp- son Sunday. Thompson finished strokes back at 275 and earned for second place. Art V.'iill. Itotl rimsctli and rcokic Pu-vc Melnyk tied for third at 277. Il.v Tin) CANADIAN 1'KKSS Brandon Wheat Kings arc hack in contention in thn semi- finals of the Western Canada Hockey League, thanks largely lo Ron Chipperficld. Ciiipperfield scored tlirec poals and assisted on another Saturday to lead Brandon In a G-t victory, its first in the besl- of-Kevcn scries, over Retina Pats. On Sunday, he goL two more goals including the win- ner, and one more assist ns Hrandon Jiegina 5-3 to lie Lhe series 'I, The Edmonton Oil Kings-Cal- gary Centennials series in the league's western division was also tied 2-2 in panics after Ed- monton rallied Sunday mphL to edge Calgary 3-2. the Centennials and Kd- montoii have each won Ihcir home games but the1 next game in the scries is scheduled for lonight in Medicine Hat because no suitable arena is available in Calgary. Brandon is at Regina tonight in the other series. Brandon won Saturday in Winnipeg by scoring four unan- swered poals in Hie second pe- riod as llu' pattern of Ihe pencr- n 11 y close checking game changed for a while. Brian Glen Mikkclson 1'Jon MrLauahlin joined Chipper [irV! in Ihe scoring. Clark (1 lilies was tho markmiMi, Oi. Sunday in Chip- ncrlicld scored Ihc winner with I less than [run- minutes remain- i ing In the FCIIYIC v.licn he swept aroinu! lu'bind tlui Retina ]icls and tuckwl tr.c pink into tho corner. Bub Murdnrh and Grant r'arminibc added the others. Kcott Smith led the Retina al- wilh two and Miko icored Ihc other, j In Ihn CHI Kings i scored two goals in just over a I minute in (ho third period to conic from behind to victory. Calvary had led Edmonton 2-1 after (lie first period on goals Jerry Holland and Brian Walker while Don Kozak tallied for Hie Oil Kincs. Soccer season not over yet LONDON (CP) The Eng- lish League soccer champion- ship race, one of Ihc closest in Llu league's history, could go on until the end of May following Manchester City's 2-0 win over Derby County. Cily, which has won only (wo of iLs previous six matches, bounced back to thrash Derby wilh goals by England forwards Roflney Marsh and Francis Lee in Saturday's lop fixture. This victory in the last game of the season lifted Manchester City to Chct op of the First Divi- sion with 57 points, one ahead of Liverpool and Derby, and two ahead of Leeds. Derby has one game to RO against Liverpool and a win would give it 56 points. Liver- pool, ranker! G6lo-l outsiders for the title (our months ago, has 56 points from 40 games. Lewis, which plays Arsenal in Ihe Cup final on May 6, seeks victories over CheLsea and Wol- vcrhamplon Wanderers on dates still Lo he arranged. Marsh, who cost Manchester City earlier this sea- son, scored a goal to put his club ahead o[ Derby in the 24th minute. Lcc made certain of Derby's fate by converting his 13th penalty of the season in the GGth minute. Liverpool kcpL up its chal- lenge by crushing Ipswich 20 for Ihe eighth win in succession and Ihc 25th point out of a possi- ble 30. John Tosback scorer! bolh goal.1! but Liverpool .suffered a h I o w when goalkeeper RFIV Clemencc damaged an ankle anil had Lo be pulled nui. of Ihc England parly lo play Germany in a European cham- pionship game next Saturday. Leeds, seeking to emulate Ar- senal's double of last season, edged two poinis closer wilh n 1-0 v-1n over West Uromwich Al- dub that marred Leeds' Tcafjue aspiration last season when it heat Leeds with a controversial off-tide goal. Johnny Giles, the dimimilivc midficld maestro, clinched both poinis (or Leeds with a penally goal after 60 minutes. At Ihc foot of Ihc table it is still a thrcc-crmicrcd fight to avoid tho two relegation phccs. Crystal Palace was defeated 1-0 at Sheffield United. lost 1-0 at borne lo WolvcrlKimp- Ion and Nottingham Forest drew 0-0 with Manchester United. LKAVK BOTTOM Nollingham's feal In holdinj; United lifted llie tcnm from bnl- lorn place. The point, gained fr-i' Ihc took N o 11 i n h a m above Iluddcrslield, which has poinls from 41 games. Crys- tal Palace and Nottingham, which both have played 40 games, and 2-1 points respectively. NoHinglianl i s ahead o( Iludderslicld on goal average. Xorvich Cily, Ihe Second Di- vision leaders, moved a step nearer I lie Division wilh a t-fi home win over Swindon. Noi'vJeh, which never has been in the First. Division, needs only one point from Ihe last two flames to make certain of pro- motion. Only a disaster can slop Aston Villa moving to Second Division. The loam won ]-0 nl Bradford Cily ami needs only one point from throe games to leave Lhe Third Division. The first team lo make sure of promotion in any of the divi- sions v.iis (irimsby, which drew 1-1 ;it liiiry lo lakes its pninis lolnl IT and honk ;i place in Ihe Third DiuFKui next season. Celtic, already assured of Ihc Scottish First Division title, scored a runaway 5-2 win over iMolhcnvcll lo show ils morale was si ill cfespitc Ihe un- lurky rfrfoaT by IiUcr Milan in the KLiiopcrm Cup semi-finals 1 last Wednesday, ;