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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 4, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 THE LETHMIDQE HERALD Monday, February 4, U74 Stunning performances in Canadian finals Cranston, Nightingale just brilliant MONCTON, NB (CP) As expected. Toller Cranston of Toronto skated to his fourth straight senior men's title at the Canadian figure-skating championships Saturday Cranston received seven first-place ratings from the seven-judge panel Four judges gave him perfect 6 00 marks for his artistic impression portion of the five- minute free skate Lynn Nightingale of Ottawa captured the senior women's title, replacing Karen Magnussen who turned professional after winning the world title last year Val and Sandra Bezic of To- ronto captured their fifth straight senior pairs title while Barry and Louise Soper. a husband-and-wife team from Vancouver, took their fourth dance crown Ron Shaver of Cambridge, Ont, finished second to Crans- Leeds United uses second half LONDON (Reuter) Leeds United hung on to its unbeaten record at the top of the English First Division Saturday with a hard-earned draw against Chelsea as Liverpool, defending champions, continued to trim the lead Leeds, almost back to full strength with the return of striker Allan Clarke, were a goal down at the half on Bill Garner s goal in the 40th min- ute But it stepped up the pressure in the second half and left back Trevor Cherry headed the equalizer after 67 minutes to bring the Yorkshiremen's unbeaten run since the start of the season to 27 games Leeds, who had expected little trouble from a Chelsea team recently deprived of O. J. wins award NEW YORK (AP) O. J. Simpson, the Buffalo Bills running back who became the first runner in National Football League history to gam yards in one season, was named Saturday as winner of the Hickok Professional Athlete of the Year award The 26-year-old Simpson won by the "biggest margin and received the most first-place votes in the award's 24-year history He "had 149 votes for first place and a total of 506Vz points, outdistancing runner- up Hank Aaron, the great Atlanta Braves baseball slugger who closed to within one home run of Babe Ruth's all-time record of 714 Aaron had 17 first-place votes and 213 points Nolan Ryan of California Angels, who broke Sandy Koufax major league strikeout record by fanning 383 batters, finished third He was followed by heavy- weight champion George Foreman, golfer Tom Weiskopf, Miami Dolphins' running back Larry Csonka. golfers Johnny Miller and Jack Nicklaus, outfielder Reggie Jackson of the Oakland Athletics and jockey Ron Turcotte Alan Hudson and Peter Osgood, almost lost its record in the last minute when Chris Garland forced home goalkeeper David Harney to make a big save Liverpool narrowed the gap to seven points with a last- gasp 10 home win over last- place Norwich. Late substitute Peter Cormack headed the goal one minute from the end. One record to tumble Satur- day was that of Third Division Bristol Rovers who went down 1-0 at Wrexham for their first defeat in 28 games The loss left Leeds as the only unbeaten side in the league No team scored more than one goal in Saturday's 10 First Division games which produced a meagre 11 goals in all Derby county moved into third place on goal average, even with Burnley and six points behind Liverpool, after a close 1-0 home victory over Newcastle United England centre half Roy McFarland headed the winning goal from a 26th- minute corner by John McGoverif He was recalled in place of Alan Hinton after last week's Cup defeat against Coventry Burnley can thank Arsenal centre half Jeff Bloekley for its point at Highbury. Three minutes from time, he put the ball into his own net to wipe out a 16th-minute goal by Alan Ball At the other end of the league, there was little change as Manchester United, second from the lost 1-0 away to Coventry and the two teams immediately above Ham and 04) in a rugged London battle Manchester's defeat, effected by Brian Alderson with a 34th-mmute goal, left it .three points above Norwich c'and two below its nearest rivals Billy Bonds missed a 53rd minute penalty for West Ham. League Cup finalists Wolverhampton Wanderers suffered a double blow after going up 1-0 against Stoke City through a Mike Pejic own goal A penalty area fight ended with Wolves defender Francis Munro being sent off in the 60th minute. Four minutes later, Stoke sub- stitute John Ritchie equalized In the Second Division, the two leaders, Middlesbrough and Orient, were decisively beaten Middlesbrough, five points clear at the top, crashed to a 5-1 defeat at Nottingham Forest who was still bubbling after their surprise 4-1 F A Cup victory over Manchester City last weekend It was only Middlesbrough's second league defeat of the season and its first away from home Orient went down 3-0 at Car- lisle who last weekend forced mighty Liverpool to a Cup replay Bristol Rovers' defeat still left it seven points clear at the head of the Third Division as its nearest rival, Bournemouth, lost 3-0 at home to Oldham In Scotland, the big two- Celtic and Celtic went up 2-0 on Motherwell but lost 3-2, while Rangers also led before losing 3-2 to Arbroath. Celtic, bidding to keep its stranglehold at the top of the table, survived heavy pressure in the early stages at Motherwell to lead 2-0 after 50 minutes on goals by Murray and Lennox. However, in the space of four minutes, the game was even as Martin and Graham scored for the home team In the 80th minute, Gold- Expos sign three pacts MONTREAL (CP) Mon- treal Expos of baseball's Na- tional League announced the signing Saturday of three Ken Singleton, infielder Ron Hunt and catcher Bob 1974 contracts Singleton batted .302 in 1973, 'scored 100 runs, batted in 103 runs, had 123 walks and hit 26 doubles, all club-leading totals His 23 home runs were second on the club to Bob Bailey's 26. Hunt batted 309 in 113 games and was hit by a pitched ball 24 tunes, leading the major leagues for the sixth straight year. He has been hit by a pitch 227 times in his 11-year career, an all-time high thorpe sent the crowd wild with delight by scoring the winner At Ibrox Park, Rangers looked set for a comfortable victory when McLean gave them the lead But Parlane missed a penalty and things began to go sour for the home team Foster put on a show By THE CANADIAN PRESS Kevin Porter, a second-year pro from St Francis, Pa put on a dazzling show in sparking a third-period outburst that carried Capital Bullets to a 112-99 victory over Boston Celtics Sunday in a National Basketball Association game Replacing ailing Archie Clark, Porter scored 15 of his 23 points as the Bullets outscored Boston 36-20 in the third quarter Elsewhere, Buffalo Braves trimmed Philadelphia 76ers 112-99, Chicago Bulls downed Cleveland Cavaliers 108-94, Los Angeles Lakers routed Portland Trail Blazers 124-91, Detroit Pistons whipped Seattle SuperSonics 114-100 and Houston Rockets defeated Atlanta Hawks 123-112. In the American Basketball Association, it was Kentucky 123, New York 91, San Diego 107, Virginia 104; San Antonio 108, Carolina 95 and Indiana 111, Denver 102 Lakers 124, Blazers 91 Reserve guard Jim Pnce scored 24 points for Los Angeles while Jerry West, rebdunding from a long injury layoff, scored 19 points. Sidney Wicks scored 24 points for the Blazers. Bolls 107, Cavaliers 94 Jerry Sloan and Bob Love combined for 46 points and Chicago held on to defeat Cleveland. However, Chet Walker hit two jumpers to spark a seven-point Chicago run in the final minutes Sloan scored 25 points and Love 21 y Complete Car Care CUSTOM BRAKEREUNE m IRA Wll UttUIVI Your brakes need regular check-ups They may need relmmg right now Trust the job to your Esso Complete Car Care retailer Here's what you get for tide one price: FOR CMS WITH FRONT WSC BRAKES Remove 4 wheels. Check discs for run out, excessive stress and wear. Install new premium quality pads. 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WIHHEvER WB SEE TRB JB8PL Includes parts and labour Most cars You pay no more than pnce quoted at Esso Complete Care Care Retailers -care Use your Esso or Criargex creflfl card A'l work ts guaranteed 'or 90 days or 4 000 rmles for details ton and Robert Rubens of To- ronto was third In other events Saturday, Kevin Hicks of Windsor, Ont, won the novice men's title and Heather Anderson of Vancouver took the novice women's championship. Kim Alletson of Ottawa won the junior women's title Friday WINS JUNIOR TITLE Kevin Robertson of St Catharines, Ont., captured the junior men's title Cheri and Dennis Pinner of London, Ont, won the junior pairs despite a foot injury to Dennis during a warm-up Susan Carscallen and Eric Gillies of Toronto waltzed to the junior dance title Janet and Mark Hpminuke of Calgary were the titlists in the novice pairs Sharon Sudicky of Rodney, Ont, and Michael de la Peno- tiere of St Thomas, Ont., won the novice dance Cranston, Shaver, Miss Nightingale, the Bezics, the Sopers. and Rubens all will represent Canada in the world championships in Munich, West Germany, March 5-10. Barbara Berezowski of To- ronto and David Porter of Port Perry, Ont., who were second in the senior dance competition, Barbara Terpenning of North Vancouver, B.C., second to Miss Nightingale, and the Vancouver team of Marion Murray and Glenn Moore also will go to Munich The Murray-Moore combination finished second behind the Bezics in the senior pairs Nicklaus Men's singles champion Toller Cranston of Toronto won the Canadian senior men's skating champion- ship Saturday with a brilliant performance. Lynn Nightingale captured the women's title. is back Minor hockey scores on top HONOLULU (AP) Jack Nicklaus made a sudden deci- sion to play in the Ha- waiian open golf tournament and, to the surprise of prac- tically no one, won the first prize'Sunday. He had a two-under-par 70 in the final round on the yard Waialae Country Club course and won by three strokes at under par. Rookie Eddie Pearce, 21, the youngest man on the pro tour, had a 66 and was second with a 274 total J. C. Snead was next with while Irwm and Dwight Nevil tied at 276. Irwin had a final round 66. Nevil had a 68 Nicklaus matched the course record set in 1966 by Hawaiian Ted Makalena, who won this event in 1966 and died two years later in a surfing accident MISSED A. RECORD Nicklaus could have broken the record with a 20-foot birdie putt on the final hole. He missed "I'd never try not to make a he said, "but Makalena was a hero in these islands. I'm glad his record is still on the books" It was a dismal first game of the season for Arnold Palmer. Palmer, 44, beat only one man in the field with a 292 total and failed to get a cheque. Nicklans won Pearce Bruce Crampton had a final 69 for 284. Billy Casper 70-285 am) Lee Trevino Johnny Miller, who had a record sweep of the first three titles of the year, was beaten for the first time in 1974. He tied for llth with a 281 total, but kept intact his unbroken string of subpar rounds Mil- ler's final 70 marked the 15th consecutive round in which he has broken par this year Ron Moluie registered his fifth shutout of the season as he led the Lethbridge Flyers to a convincing 9-0 victory over the Coaldale Canadians in exhibition Pee Wee action over the weekend Phil Hewko and Faron Ellis supplied the offensive spark with three goals apiece while Mark Dumont chipped in with a pair Wayne Parenteau found the range twice and earned the Jets to a slim 3-0 win over the Sabres Dan Zrun tallied the other marker for the Jets, who led 1- 0 after the first period. The Jets scored another victory over the weekend as they dumped the Pintos 6-1 Robbie Arisman, Doug Canadine, Fun Allen, Zrun and Rick Moser notched a goal each for the Jets while Derek Scott replied for the Pintos Two goals by Lonnie Kucheran led the Canucks to a slim 2-1 win over the Bisons. Tim Rohovie managed a single marker in a losing cause The Eagles chalked up a 2-0 decision over the Rangers in a Bantam B contest Dwyane Kozak and Blair Nyrose scored a goal apiece in the win while Marvin Many Fingers picked up the shutout in the nets The Raiders jumped to a 2-0 first period margin but had to settle with a 3-3 tie against the Bruins Mark Cameron, Marshall DeArmond and Perry Odney scored for the Raiders while Bobby Thomson fired in a pair of goals for the Bruins. Dave Popovttch rifled in two goals and carried the Ramblers to a 34) victory over the Nuggets The Lions edged the Mustangs behind Brian Robinson's three-goal performance Clarke Bosch replied twice for the Mustangs. Three second period markers gave the Blazers a 3- 3 draw with the Argos Robert Wood tallied twice for the Blazers. Darin Chaki and Gary Vegh rifled in two goals apiece and gave the Monarchs an easy 7-0 win over the Kings Bradley Poch earned the shutout in the nets Clement Crowflag, Terry Bailey and Ted Slusar potted in two goas each and paced the Leafs to a 7-1 win over the Jets. Toby Goodstriker replied for the Jets The Lethbridge Midget Colts scored a sum 6-5 win over Foremost in Little Spud Midget League semi-final play over the weekend Leroy Pavan, Duane Lundrum, Tom Block, Rocky McGee, Don Higa and Jerry Bond tallied for the locals while Bradley Werk scored twice in a losing effort The Seals came up with a 3-0 shutout over the Cougars in a Bantam A contest Mike Lendour, John Szentes and Bill Orr tallied for the winners Traffic jam in east race, three clubs share top rung By THE CANADIAN PRESS Regina Pats. Swift Current Broncos and Flin Flon Bombers were tied for top position in the Eastern Division of the Western Canada Hockey League following weekend action The Bombers joined Regina and Swift Current at the top of Eastern Division standings with 57 points after defeating Medicine Hat Tigers 3-1 Saturday in Flin Flon. Rick Gossehn, Cam Connor and Robbie Watt scored for the Bombers. Gerry Vaughan scored the Tigers' only goal. The game left Medicine Hat in third place in the Western Division with 41 points Winnipeg Clubs, in the cellar of the Eastern Division with 39 points, blanked Swift Current 3-0 in Winnipeg Saturday night Kelly Greenbank. Gary Wagner and Barry Legge scored for the Clubs, while Bill Kriski. Lome Mollekin and Ron Burgess shared goaltending chores in making the shutout. In other Saturday action. MANNBK SHAKE VMWW: the Cougars upset Western Division-leading Calgary Centennials 3-2 in Victoria before 4.192 spectators Mel Bridgman. Mike Thompson and Enc Tallon scored for Victoria, fifth in the Western Division with 31 points. Dan Gare and Jerry Holland scored for Calgary Rightwinger Rick Blight scored two goals to lead the Wheat Kings to a 3-1 victory over New Westminster Bruins in Brandon Sunday night. The win snapped a three- game losing streak for the Wheat Kings and moved them back into a fourth-place tie with Saskatoon Blades in the Eastern Division John Paddock scored the final goal for Brandon in the third period Mike Sleep scored the only goal for the Bruins, second in the Western Division with S3 points In other Sunday action, the Blades defeated Regina 4-2 in Saskatoon, with the help of two goals from Danny Arndt Neil HawryJiw and Ralph Klassen also scored for Saskatoon Mike Wanchuk and Jim Minor each came up with a single for the Pats SNAPS THE TIE Rookie Grant Mulvey snapped a 5-5 tie in the third period to give the Centennials a 6-5 victory over Edmonton Oil Kings in Calgary Sunday. The victory gave the first- place Centennials a seven- point lead over New Westminster in the Western Division, and a total of 60 mints ;