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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 3, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta i wwiy Travelling to Europe for Book early Book now with ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL Centre Village Mall Phone 328-3201 Graham Kelly Tonight the Ottawa Rough Riders are guests of the Calgary Stampeders in the first exhibition game for either club of the 1974 season. For awhile it seemed that many familiar names would not be in the lineup due to the strike by the Canadian Football League Players' Association. an agreement has been reached that pleased the players but cast a spell of gloom over management throughout the league. In this day and the fan is used to hearing astronomical figures in respect to salaries for men who play a game. Hockey in particular has taken the rubber band off the bankroll and spread the coin of the realm or the republic lavishly in all direc- tions. In Medicine followers of the junior Tigers outdid themselves in speculating about the salaries of Tom Lysiak of Atlanta and Lanny MacDonald of Toronto. A scout for the Atlanta Flames told me that Tommy was getting about for three years. Not bad for a fuzzy cheeked lad from the Gas City Now with a Major Junior franchise in fans of this fair city will have a first hand opportunity to see a few stars and many average hockey players receive salaries that should start them on their way to easy street. Some of the salaries paid professional athletes make one think that they are the over pampered darlings of North American society. Some are but most who toil in the employ of the CFL are not. The players settled for a minimum salary of considerable below that in other sports. The players will get for winning the Grey Cup. Last each member of the winning rink in the Grey Cup bonspiel received more than that. For years CFL players have settled for less because of reasons like he is lucky to have a chance to he has a good off season he is a etc. Those who are reported to receive high salaries usually don't get anywhere near what one would think. Johnny Rodgers getting a Forget would be more like it. The fact is. CFL players are the poor country cousins of professional sport. money isn't the only bone of contention between management and player. A football player is a commodity in a cynical flesh market. When those knees begin to there is no sentiment the player is released. Often the reason the knee does go is because of one too many shots of novocaine. or a player throwing caution to the wind while using Often coaches will embarrass and humiliate a player who is in- thus getting him to perform when he should be home in bed. The late Vince Lombardi was notorious for making an in- jured ballplayer feel that he was letting his team down. But surely when a man can no longer do the it is necessary to push sentiment aside. No question about that. But it is the manner in which it is done. A good case in point might very well be Calgary veteran Larry Robinson. Robbie is the club's all time scoring leader. He put Calgary into a Grey Cup game in 1970 by kicking a crucial field goal in a blizzard. He has performed yeoman service in the defensive backfield. Yet his job is obviously in because in the opinion of his he is slowing up. Head coach Jim Wood of Calgary was quoted as know a guy like Robbie is going to have to play better foot- ball back there. Play on top of the ground instead of underneath it. he fell down more than he stood up last A class ballplayer who has contributed what Larry Robinson has to foot- ball sure doesn't deserve that kind of public comment. If he can't do the cut him let him retire But Robinson deserves the right to go out gracefully and with instead of with the disparaging remarks of a rookie coach ringing in his ears. The control of management over ballplayers is akin to the 19th Century attitudes generally found in the front offices of the CFL. If a player wants to his own off the he is often censured by pretty brutal methods. Mel the best tight end in the CFL in couldn't win a spot on the Toronto team he had captained to a berth in the Grey Cup final. Over the years he had run ins with coach Leo Cahill about long and opinions. For the Argo the straw that broke the camel's back came when Profit criticized the City of Toronto for putting artificial .turf in CNE Stadium. Profit maintained the money could be spent on more pressing social problems in Toronto-. Soon after he was released. The management claims that Profit's opinions had nothing to do with it. Profit and other players are convinced they did. Who's I would tend to side with the player. Canadian players say they don't get the kind of money paid GM's say they do. White management says there is no racism in the CFL. Negro players claim there although not necessarily in the rront office. The CFL Player's Association says that an indepen- dent audit indicates the clubs can meet-their demands. Manage- ment said they couldn't. Over the years I have run across many situations that in- dicate that truth is on the players' at least some of the time. Take racism for example. In I attended a press conference of the Toronto Argos in Regina. We were informally discussing a series of Sports Illustrated articles on Racism in Sport. I asked a Toronto coach what the situation was like in Canada. His We don't have any trouble with our niggers There are other examples as but I want to save those for a future column devoted solely to racism in the CFL. Grand slam was enough CALGARY Playing manager Marty Coil smash- ed a grand slam in the ninth inning Tuesday night to give Red Deer Generals a 5-3 Alberta Major Baseball League victory over Calgary Giants. Coil's blast snapped a 1-1 tie. The Giants came back in the bottom of the ninth with two runs and had runners on first and third with two out. But Red Deer relief pitcher Bob Bridges picked Paul Gallivan off third for the final out. The winning pitcher was Ken who pitched the first eight innings. TENNIS LESSONS 2 SESSIONS July 8th to the 25th July 29th to Aug. 15th p.m. to p.m. For Further Information Phone Y.M.C.A. 328-7771 The Herald Sports Illingsworth undecided about 1976 Olympics By CLARKE HUNTER Herald Sports Writer would mean dropping everything for the time being. I would have to move to or Montreal and really concentrate on training until Indecision there may be on Phil Illingworth's part about trying for a posi- tion on Canada's 1976 Olympic Judo Team. But there can be no doubt that he still possesses the talent that earned him a spot on the squad that went to Munich in 1972. Phil proved that when he came second in the open event of the 13th Annual Canadian Judo Championships staged in Regina on June 22. The second-place showing took some of the sting out of an early elimination in his own middleweight event. Which brings up the obvious question. How can one lose out in the middleweight and then take se- cond in an event which is open to the top judokas in including the lost the middleweight on a Phil explains. The refs said I stepped out of look very dimly on that sort of he adds. may be putting it mildly. In an out-of-bounds violation costs you half a point. Your opponent needs only one point to take the match. In the open Phil went undefeated to win his side of the draw before losing out in the championship final to Rainier Fischer of Ontario. There were no violations or in that one. threw me for a full Illingworth admits ruefully. Following the in which other local products Joe Guy and Tom Greenway won Phil remained in Regina for a week to attend a national team clinic. was actually a mass practice for those interested in trying for the national government had already paid our way to go to the so they figured to kill two birds with one along with some 40 other national team went through a strenuous week of workouts. Up at six every they began running and calisthenics before breakfast. After a brief rest they practiced which amounts to heavy fighting along the lines of wrestling. A three-hour afternoon session was devoted to throwing techniques. After days like the optional evening session rarely attracted many of the weary com- petitors. was such a small clinic that you never got a chance to stand around. There was always a coach telling you to do Although Phil is still undecided about go- ing after an Olympic he definitely wants to compete on Canada's national team again this year. The national team will be selected after the North American Judo Championships which are scheduled for Toronto in mid- August. His decision about the Olympics will have to come within the next few as Phil is convinced that he should move to or Montreal if he is serious about it. compete you have to be working out six times a week. I only go twice a week in the summer and four times during the In he won his first fight against a judoka from the Dominican but lost out to a Yugoslavian in the second round. Phil will be 27 by the time the Montreal Olympics roll but his age does not really concern him. judo there is a lot of so what I may lose in strength and quickness can be compensated for by When asked if he feels that he has reach- ed his peak he only smiles and I stop training I sure but who The next few months will probably decide whether Illingworth has or whether he will again represent Canada in Olympic judo competition. PHIL ILLINGSWORTH second in country Soderholm took off he wasn't going to be fined Summer Games eliminations Track and field competitors in and around Lethbridge will get their chance to qual- ify for the Southern Alberta Summer Games at a track meet to be held at the Civic Centre this Friday and Saturday. Six age ranging from Senior yrs. and down to Pee Wee and will be involved at the two day event. Competitors can register with the Summer Games Office at 122 5th Avenue S. ext. or at a booth to be set up at the Civic Centre today from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. a men's slowpitch elimination tournament for the Summer Games is slated for Dave Elton Park over the weekend. Action will get underway at 2 p.m. with the finals going Sunday evening. ASSOCIATED PRESS Eric Soderholm was fined for poor baserunning and made the Texas Rangers pay for it. Clipped of Monday night for fouling up a suicide squeeze the Minnesota infielder made sure he didn't foul up anything Tuesday night. At the swing of Glenn Bor- gmann's bat in the ninth in- Soderholm was off and running from first base and scored the winning run in the Twins' 5-4 victory over the Rangers. have to gamble late in the said after coming home on Bor- gmann's double off the left field wall. In other American League Boston Red Sox beat Baltimore Orioles Cleve- land Indians trimmed Mil- waukee Brewers Detroit Tigers stopped New York Yankees Chicago White Sox turned back Kansas City Royals 4-1 and Oakland A's defeated California Angels 7- 5. Soderholm walked before eventually scoring the winn- ing run for Minnesota. The Twins had evened the game at 4-4 in the seventh on Larry Hisle's sacrifice fly. DOUBLE STEALS WORK A pair of double steals and Dwight Evans' two-run single helped Boston to four runs in tie and lifting the Red Sox over Baltimore. Juan Beniquez opened the ninth with a walk and moved up on a hit-and-run groundout. Carl Yasti7.emski was inten- tionally walked and then Beni- quez and Yastrzemski worked a double steal as Rico Petrocelli struck out. Evans followed with his and then raced to third on Bob Montgomery's single. Then Evans scored on the front end of another double steal and Doug Griffin singled Montgomery home. Frank Duffy's two-run single sparked Cleveland's second-inning and George Hendrick hit his third home run in two leading the Indians past Milwaukee. Detroit scored four runs in the fifth two on a dou- ble by Garry Sutherland as the Tigers extended the Yankees' losing streak to six games. v Home runs by Dick Allen and Bill Melton helped Wilbur Wood and Chicago to the vic- tory over Kansas City. Allen blasted his 19th home run of the season in the first off starter and loser Lindy and Melton hammered his off reliever Steve Mingori in the seventh inning. Wood boosted his record to 139 with a six-hitter. Angel Mangual drove in four runs with a double and a three-run homer as Lithbridgi Office Furniture Lid. Lower 7tti 81. Shopping Mill Albtrli FILING a a a Marshall has been busy appears in 12th straight ASSOCIATED PRESS Relief pitcher Mike Marshall worked in a record 12th consecutive baseball game Tuesday night and earn- ed his eighth straight victory as Los Angeles Dodgers defeated Cincinnati Reds 3-2. Marshall started his daily march to the mound two weeks ago. He hasn't missed a game since-and now has appeared in 52 of Los Angeles' 77 games. don't know what the limit but I haven't found it said who ran his record to 10-3 with the victory. only played half a he added. can I be Elsewhere in the National League Houston As- tros downed Atlanta Braves 5- Pittsburgh Pirates topped Montreal Expos New York Mets trimmed Philadelphia Phillies Chicago Cubs edged St. Louis Cardinals 4-3 and San Diego Padres defeated San Fran- cisco Giants 5-1. GLASS INJURES 16 The Reds opened fast against the Dodgers with Joe Morgan's two-run homer in the first inning. Just as Morgan hit his dozens of fans in left field were flee- ing a shower of flying glass that mysteriously shattered. Sixteen persons were treated for injuries. Los Angeles tied the score and it was 2-2 in the eighth when Willie who had tripled and scored the Dodgers' first run opened with a single. Ron Cey delivered a triple. who came on in the sixth allowed four hits over the final four innings to gain the victory. Ex-Giant Willie McCovey belted a two-run homer and Clarence Gas ton added a solo powering San Diego to its victory over San Fran- cisco. It was the Giants' 10th loss in the last 11 fourth straight under new manager Wes Westrum and knocked them into last place. OSTEEN STARS Claude Osteen spaced six hits and contributed three of his moving Houston past Atlanta. One of Osteen's hits sparked a three-run fifth inning for the Astros. Jim Rooker surrendered two runs on four straight hits A Ant A Golf league LAKESIDE GOLF Low net Ted and Frank Union tied at 32. Low gross Ted and Frank Union tied at 39. Low team net Union 76. Frank Art Bill Al Thiessen 142. Eight-point sweep Herald over Sugar Beeters. STANDINGS Fraches ....................................81 Flemings .........................76 Jubilee...................................75 Singers..................................73 Ace ...............................69 Dorigatti....................................66 Parsons....................................64 Union 76.............................62 CHEC.......................................62 CJOC.......................................61 Imperial Life ...........................61 Herald.....................................57 Pahulje...................................56 Walkers.......................48 House of Lethbridge...................47 Sugar Beeters..........................'Al Owen.................................36 A W......................................36 Autoslalom Al Block of Lethbridge was the only non Calgarian to win a class competition in the Alberta Autoslalom Championships held over the weekend. Block guided his Jaguar around the course in a time of to take the Class 5 title. Calgary drivers took the other four class events. John Zimmerman took the honors in Class while Dave Armstrong led the Class 2 field. Bob Harder posted the day's best time of to take the Class 3 and Ralph Ormerod guided his Corvette to vicotry in the Place A at the start of the but then steadied to pitch Pitt- sburgh over Montreal. Richie Zisk drove in three runs with clutch singles to pace the Pirate comeback. The Pirate bats rapped 13 hits for the their 13th straight at home. Tom who gained his fifth victory of the season for the needed late help from reliever Jack Aker against Philadelphia. PACES METS Cleon Jones drove in three runs for the two of them on a first-inning homer. Chicago scored all of its runs in the first inning when Rick Monday pounded his eighth home run and Bill Madlock and Vic Harris added run-scoring doubles to defeat St. Louis. Sonny 7-6. was the victim of the Cubs' early bar- rage. Right-hander Jim restricted the Cards to five hits through the first five in- nings and then another rookie. Oscar came on to preserve the victory. Ted Simmons homered for the Cardinals. Minor ball The Pirates took the first game of the best of three Senior Little League Finals by downing the Twins 7-4 Tues- day night in a real pitchers' battle. Winning pitcher David Miskulin fanned 10 Twin batters en route to the victory while loser Alex Gepneris struck out nine in a losing cause. Ken Ohno had two singles to lead the Pirate while Gepneris managed one safety for the losers. The second game of the series goes tonight at 6 p.m. LELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES ALBERTA MAJOR North Division W L LEAGUE East W L Pet. GBL Red Deer 7 6 43 32 573 __ Edm Tigers 41 34 547 2 Barrhead 5 7 1 40 36 526 3' Edm Blockers 4 10 38 36 .514 4' South 36 38 486 6' Cal Jimmies 12 2 York 35 41 461 8' Cal Giants 9 5 Lelhbndge 3 10 43 35 551 City 38 37 507 3' NATIONAL 40 39 .506 3' 37 37 500 4 W 33 43 434 9 St. Louis 40 32 48 .400 12 Montreal 36 GAMES Philadelphia 38 38 Pittsburgh 33 40 Chicago 32 452 6 432 McNally and Garland at Boston Drago and Cleveland New York 31 York Pagan at Detroit Los Angeles 53 24 Cincinnati 44 .579 8 G. Perry at Milwaukee Colborn Atlanta 42 Jenkins at Minnesota Houston 40 San Diego 36 47 San Francisco 34 20 .425 City Bnles at Chicago Moran TODAY'S Abbott at California Philadelphia New York Parker San Francisco Bryant Los Angeles John and Rau at Cincinnati Carroll and Gullett Houston Gnfdn at Atlanta Capra Montreal Renko at Pittsburgh Reuss Chicago Reuschel at St. Louis McGlothen TUESDAY'S RESULTS Montreal 200 000 8 2 Pitts 110 010 13 0 Montague Walker and Rooker and Sanguillen Houston 000 031 13 1 Atlanta 000 001 6 1 Osteen and M. Harrison J Niekro Krausse House and Correll Phila. 100 000 6 2 New York 201 000 6 1 Ruthven Watt and Seaver Aker and Dyer. HR- Jones Chicago 400 000 8 0 St. Louis 020 000 10 1 Todd Zamora and Siebert Thompson Folkers Hrabosky and Sim- mons. HRsr Chi Monday SL Simmons Los Ang. 010 010 010-3 9 0 Cin. 200 000 000-2 8 0 Sutton. Marshall and Kirby. Borbon and Bench. HR- Cin Morgan San Diego 102 000 7 3 San Francisco 000 OOQ 6 0 Jones Hardy and Ken- D'Acquisto Motfitt Barber and Rader. SD McCovey Gaston TUESDAY'S RESULTS New York 010 001 6 0 Detroit 000 040 9 1 Dobson Upshaw Wallace Lyle and Munson. Walker Ray and Moses. HR. NY Gonzalez Mil. 000 001 8 0 Cleve 040 000 6 1 Kobel Champion Murphy and J Perry Buskey Hilgendorl and Duncan. Ellis HRs- Mil Money Texas 100 102 12 1 Minn 020 001 12 0 Hargan. Goucault and Corbm. Hands Campbell and Roof. Borgmann Kan C. 000 100 6 1 Chicago 100 101 6 0 McDaniel and Wood and Herrmann. Chi Allen Melton Boston 030 On 14 1 Bait. 100 201 13 0 Morel. Pole Segui and Gnmsley. Johnson Reynolds and Etchebarren. HRs- Bal Blair Bos Cater Oakland 000 204 9 0 California 100 110 10 1 Holtzman Fingers' Knowles Lindblad and Tanana Lockwood and Rodriguez Oak Mangual MINOR LEAGUE Pacific Coast League Hawaii 6 Tacoma 2 Spokane 13 Sacramento 4 Albuquerque at Tucson ppd. 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