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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 26, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 12-THE LETHBRlbcE HERALD Friday, April 26, 1974 Think Early! Think Ahead. Now is the time to register for CHRISTMAS IN HAWAII 1974 Contact ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE MALL PHONE 328-3201 -The Herald Sports LETHBRID8E OFFICE FURNITURE LTD. Lower level 7th Street Shopping Mill Lethbrldgo, Phone (403) 321-7411 Store 9 a.m. to p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wadntsday and Friday a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday. Closad Saturdays. ide receivers get more goal posts moved back Pete Rozelle excited about sweeping NFL rule changes NEW YORK (API Faced with increasing criticism that its game has become dull, the National Football League has struck back with the most sweeping set of rule changes in 40 vears> It s an exciting package said commissioner Pete Rozelle, unveiling the changes that are designed to open up offences and reduce the roll field goals have played Besides introducing a 15-mmute sudden-death overtime period to settle ties, the NFL moved the goal posts to the end line meaning that field goal kickers will have to boot those three- pointers 10 yards farther than they have been Also missed field goals will return the ball to the line of scrimmage or 20-yard line, whichever is farther from the goal line Other changes also were adopted to protect wide receivers from the downfield battering they have been exposed to reducing the penalty for offensive holding, tripping and illegal use of hands to 10 yards from 15, and making illegal back blocks that have caused many injuries Not since 1933 when the league moved to allow forward passing trorn anywhere behind the line ot scrimmage have such widespread alterations been made in the sport That was the same year the goal posts were moved from the back of the end zone to the goal line to encourage field goal kicking But in those days, guys weren't kicking 55- yard field said Jim Kensil, executive- director of the NFL So part of the new look for 1974 will be the return of the goal posts to the end line Field goal kickers reacted predictably They are less than thrilled with the changes These changes are going to make the game even more conservative than it is now, said Garo Yepremian of Miami Dolphins Moving the goal posts to the back of the end zone is one of the worst rules they could possibly have put in Coaches will send in their punter instead of trying the long held goals and all we will have are punters booming the ball through the end zone 'They wanted to bring about more scoring, but I think now there will be even less said Jan Stenerud of Kansas City Chiefs "The kickers are getting caught up in something we had nothing to do with The problem is that the defences are too strong Rozelle agreed with that I felt the coaches were doing good a job with their the commissioner said "Some of what was working before offensively wasn't working now The owners wanted to see more offence in the game There was strong sentiment lor the changes The Canadian Football League hasn't consideied overtime games because "we only had four ties last said secretary Greg Fulton "Unlike the United States we can score singles on missed field goals or on punts so we get fev ties, he said "As a result we have never had to consider going into overtime He added that there would be no point in moving the goal posts to the back of the end zone because the Canadian field already is longer and the end zones are 15 yards deep, but only 10 yards deep in the U S Aaron all done with records, Expos slapped 8-2 by Giants By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The only records Hank Aaron -s breaking these days belong to Hank Aaron 1 don t want to start on records again that record bubiness is over with baseball s all-time home run king said after hitting No 718 with a man on base in the seventh inning Thursday night lifting Atlanta Braves to a 3-2 victory over Pittsburgh Pirates That one of six games on a light schedule In other National League games Los Angeles Dodgers nipped Philadelphia Phillies 1 0 San Francisco Giants whipped Montreal Expos 8-2 and YorK Mets downed San Diego Padres 5-2 In the American League contests Texas Rangers blanked Boston Red Sox 4-0 and Kansas CiU R o a I b boat New York ankees b 1 There be more records Summer club meet is The Summet Competitive Swimming Club will hold an important meeting at the Civic Sports Centre Wednesday All swimmers parents and other interested persons aie urged to attend the session gets underway at 8 p m in sight for Aaron His game- winning homer was his 3 517th career hit and he nas a shot at second-place Stan Musial s 3 630 It also was his 2 143rd wjn batted in second only to Babe Ruth s 2 209 Aaron s homer came on the first pitch from Jerrv Reuss alter Darrell Evans drew a leadoff walk Dodgers 1 Phillies 0 Unbeaten Tommy John staked to a hrst-inmng run, hurled a four-hitter and became the majors first five- game winner and the first Los Angeles pitcher ever to win five games in the month of April The Dodgers, who managed onlv three hits, got their run oft Dick Ruthven in the first inning on a walk to Dave Lopes Bill Buckner s single and Jimmv Wynn s sacrifice tlv Giants 8 Expos 2 Dave Kmgman slammed a pair of two-run homers in sup- port of Mike Caldwoil s iive- hitter the first complete game by a San Francisco pitcher this year The Giants wiped out a 2-0 deficit in the third inning on triples by Bobby Bonds and Garry Maddox anc1 Kingman's first homer Mets 5 Padres 2 Felix Millan hit a tie- bieakmg single in the ninth inning and John Milner delivered two insurance runs with a bases-loaded single Winning pitcher Jerry allowed two uneaincd runs, scattered PICTURE BUTTE GOLF COURSE 9 Beautiful greens Underground water on seeded fairways Club Mouse facilities MEMBERSHIP FEES SHAREHOLDERS Men Ladies NON-SHAREHOLDERS Men Ladies STUDENTS (Share or FAMILY (Shareholders) Non GREEN FEES weekdays Weekends For information on shares memberships, and league Call Bill Rae 328-4777 or 732-4406 BETTER CORONET 4 DOOR SEDAN Phone ROY MclNTOSH at 328-9271 Kino CHRYSLER DODGE LTD: Corner of 3rd and 11 ih St. 3. 328-9271 seven hits and struck out started the uprising with an infield hit off Bill Greif Rangers 4 Red Sox 0 Jim Bibby fired a four- hitter and Dave Nelson Alex Johnson and Jeff Burroughs broke up a tight pitching duel with run-scoring singles in the fifth inning off Luis Tiant By winning, the Rangers opened a one-game lead over Oakland Athletics in the AL West Royals 6 Yankees 1 Paul Sphttorff and Doug Bird combined on a two-hitter and Vada Pinson delivered a pair of run-scoring singles Sphttorff left in the eighth inning when he split the middle linger on his pitching hand A's for sale? SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The San Francisco Chronicle reported Thursday that negotiations are under way for sale of the Oakland A s baseball club to Marge Everett operator of Hol- lywood Park race track Charles Finley, who now owns the club, has been advised by his doctors to sell his spoils holdings because of two heart attacks We have talked with Chailie Finley on many occasions, said Neil Papiano a lawyer representing the Everett group Finley was not immediately available tor comment MEET IN CALGARY TORONTO (CP) A meeting ol Canadian Football League general managers set for next Tuesday and Wednesday in Victoria has been moved to Calgary CFL secretary Greg Fulton said the site was changed because a labor dispute involving airport firefighters has made it difficult to get to Victoria In preparation Canadian welterweight champion Clyde Gray works on the punching bag m a Toronto club in preparation for Monday's bout with Art Kettles of the U.S. Buddy Allin surprised, doesiri expect to win CASH FOR YOUR CAR Dunlop Ford will pay you cash for your car if it is one of the select units wo require immediately CONTACT THE USED CAR BUYER NOW AT DUNL. FORD COM. 16th AVE. AND M.M. DRIVE SOUTH CARLSBAD, Calif (AP) Buddy Allin says he's surprised to be leading golf s Tournament of Champions And he'll be even more sur- prised if he wins it "I don t expect to he said Thursday after his opening 66 had set the pace for the field of 25 "Realistically, with all the players you have here, I can't expect to win I'd be very sur- prised if I do All I want to do is to try to keep on playing pretty good Allm's six-under-par effort gave him a one stroke advan- lage over Lanny Wadkms, who was alone in second with a 67 Veteran Miller Barber had a 69 and was followed by a group of four at 70, Dave Hill, Gene Littler John Mahaffey and lefthander Bob Charles of New Zealand Some of the game's great names had their problems, British Open champion Tom Weiskopf was five strokes behind a 71 Johnny Miller and Lee Trevirio had 75s and beat only one man in the field Jack Nicklaus matched par 72 "I putted said Nick- laus, the defending champion and pre-tourney favorite He used 34 strokes on the greens It's just a little thing. Nicklaus said "The ball is lumping off the putter I can go out on the putting green and get it straightened out in 10 minutes Arnold Palmer failed to qualify 'I don t think I can play with them said Allin, "I've done it before, but you sure can t expect to do it very often 'And not on this course I'm surprised to have shot so well I usually don't play very good here Long jumps for Oilers LUS ANGELES (AP) General manager Jake Milford of Los Angeles Kings says the National Hockey League team apparently never had a chance to sign defenceman Barry Long for next season Long, 25, signed a five-year, no-trade contract Wednesday with Edmonton Oilers of the World Hockey Association after an outstanding season as a second-year major leaguer with the Kings He is free to join the Oilers next season Long signed with Edmonton the same day left winger Dan Maloney agreed to a three- year contract to remain with the Kings "We hate to lose Milford said 'But I guess we never really had a chance We don't give no-cut contracts and Long wanted to play m Edmonton where he lives ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES NATIONAL LEAGUE St York New Los San San City AMERICAN LEAGUE East 3 !3t TODAY'S GAMES Chicago Reuschel (0-0) at Atlanta Morton (1 2) New York Seaver (0 2) at San Francisco Bryant (0 0) Cincinnati Gullet! (1 Louis Curtis (1-2) Montreal Renko (1 1) at Los Angeles Messersmith (1-0) Philadelphia Carlton (2-0) al San Diego Freiselben (0-0) Houston Dierker (2-0) at Pittsburgh Rooker (0 2) THURSDAY'S RESULTS Montreal 002 000 5 0 San Francisco 000 321 10 1 McAnally (1 2) Taylor (5) DeMola (7) and Foote Caldwell (4-1) and Rader HR SF Kmgman (2) (4) Pittsburgh 002 000 7 1 Atlanta 000 010 5 2 Reuss (0-2) Hernandez (8) and Sanguillen Reed (4 1) and Dates HR Atl Aaron (5) New York 101 000 10 2 San Diego 200 000 6 1 Koosman (3 0) and Grote Breif (1 4) Romo (9) and Kendall Philadelphia 000 000 4 0 Los Angeles 100 000 3 0 Ruthven (1 1) Lmzy (9) and Boone John (5-0) and Ferguson TODAY'S GAMES Boston Wise (21) at Kansas City Busby (2 2) Milwaukee Colborn (0 1) al Minnesota Blyleven (2 1) Detroit Lohch (0-3) at Chicago Bahnsen (1 2) California Ryan (2 2) at Cleveland Johnson (0 2) Oakland Blue (0 2) at Baltimore Palmer (2 0) Texas Hargan (1 1) at New York Stottlemyre (3 1) THURSDAYS RESULTS Kan City 000 032 11 0 New York 000 000 2 2 Spliltorlt (2-1) Bird (8) and Martinez Kline (2-2) Beene (6) Peterson (7) and Munson Boston 000 000 4 0 Texas 000 031 9 2 Tiant (0 2) Moret (6) and Montgomery Bibby (4-2) and Billings LEAGUE LEADERS LEAGUE LEADERS Carew Jackson Yastrzemski Stanton Griffin Ohva Grich Spikes Nettles Robinson Smgletor Mil Reitz SL Hebner Pgh Unser Pha Robinson Pha Smith SL Helms Hou Monday Chi Rose Cm Maddox SF AB 36 66 ft H Pet 9 15 417 7 26 394 60 13 23 383 48 11 18 375 38 6 14 368 72 12 26 361 61 7 22 361 51 12 18 353 68 14 24 353 71 12 25 Home Runs Perez Cincinnati Wynn Los Angeles 7 Runs Baited In Cedeno Houston 23 Perez 19 Pitching two decisions John Los Angeles 4-0 1 000 Rogers Montreal Torrez Montreal each 3 0 1 000 Burns Chicago Koosman New York Carlton Philadelphia Garman St Louis Dierker Houston Brewer Los Angeles Moffill San Francisco each 201 000 E W L F A Pit Boston 2 2 18 16 4 Chicago 2 2 16 18 4 F W L F A Phil 2 1 12 74 New York 12 7122 SCORING LEADERS MacLeish Pha Bucyk B Sheppard B Hull C Hodge B Stemkowski R Park R Lonsberry Pha Cashman B GAP 8 4 12 5 6 11 7 3 10 639 549 459 369 369 369 Home Runs Nellies 10 Jackson 7 Runs Batted In Nettles Jackson 21 each Pilchmg two decisions Hiller Detroit 3-0 1 000 Reynolds Baltimore Palmer Baltimore Kaat Chicago Campbell Minnesota Decker Minnesota Corbm Minnesota each 2-0 1 000 HOCKEY SCORES National NY Rangers 5 Philadelphia 3 Philadelphia leads best-of-seven semi final 2 1 Boston 5 Chicago 2 Best of seven semi final tied 2-2 Allan Cup Thunder Bay 1 St Johns 1 Thunder Bay wins Eastern Canada best of-five semi-final 3 0 ENGLISH LEAGUE Division I Liverpool 0 Arsenal 1 Division II Aston ViMa 3 Notts F1 Division III Blackburn 1 Aldershot 2 Bournemouth 1 Halifax 1 2 Oldham 1 SCOTTISH LEAGUE Division Aberdeen 2 Ayr 1 Clyde 2 Hearts 0 Dumbarton Dunfermni'o 0 Dundee U 1 Partick Tr-ist'e 1 Falkirk 1 East Fife 1 Rangers 2 MothPrwell 1 Division II Aloa 2 Forfar 0 Brechm 2 Stranraer 2 Clydebank 2 Cowdenbeath 2 Kilmarnock 1 Queen of S 0 See Us For W-I-D-E IMPORTED TRACTION TIRES For Off the Road Driving ELRICH TIRES LTD. 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