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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 3, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta iflturoay, Jun. 3, W2 THE UTHBRIDOt HERAIO IS wins Niekro stingy on the mound By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Phil Niekro nibbled at cor- ners, doling out a starvation diet at home plate with his Knuckleball. Except for John Milner, New York Mets went away hungry Friday night. The Atlanta right-hander with the hard-toWt, otf-speed pitch cave up hut three hits-all by Milner-as the Braves defeated the Mets 6-1. "I'm harder than ever this year, but, o( course, the knuckleball is working, said Niekro, who has won seven of the nine complete games on the Braves' pitching staff. Niekro has added an off-speed curve ball along with a diet o! more faslballs, but the Atlanta bread-winner still leans heavily on his dancing knuckleball to tame the opposition. GETS HIS nil Gary Gentry In the sixth Inning to unlock a scoreless tie. "It's nice to have Rico back with said Niekro. "Last year, with TUco out, it took a lot of homers and runs in away from our team." The Braves then gave their right-hander a bigger cushion with two runs in the seventh on a sacrifice fly by Felix Milan and a run-scoring single by Ralph Garr and one more in tha eighth on Darrell Evans' homer. AND THE EXPOS LOSE Bob Watson and Lee May drove in two runs apiece to back Larry Dicrker's eight-hit pitching as Houston stopped a six-game losing streak with lia victory over Montreal. "We lost some tough ball games at the start oE the streak and had a bit of a Houston manager Harry Walker. "When we played Cin- cinnati they were hotter than a iro went bac.., TO nis uiu The last two Dierker was sharp Friday New York batters were unable night, though. to hit the tiling out of the infield was throwing a lot of good and Niekro had his seventh vie- said the big right-ban- tory of the year in 11 decisions, been a good pitch lor the best record on the Braves' I me this year." wobbly staff. Johnny Bench's second home In the other National League run of the game, a three-run games, Houston Astros defeated blast in the 17th inning capped Montreal Expos 7-1; Cincinnati a four-inn rally that pulled Cm- Reds turned back Philadelpliia cinnati past Philadelplua. Phillies 6-3 in 17 innings; Los Singles by winning pitch' Aneeles Dodgers trimmed St. Don Gullctt, Joe Morgan and Loils Cardinals 8-3, San Fran- Bobby Tolan set the for Cisco Giants downed Pittsburgh Bench's 12th homer of the year Pirates 7-4 and Chicago Cubs Und his sixth in tho last four beat San Diego Padres 2-1 in 10 games. The loss went to Wayne UM.V CJ ,i rtnim !m flrSt. Blue bounced Game delayed, but finished Bv THE ASSOCIATED PRESS r not angered by Chjlak's dcci- bet I got letters protest from people who thought the game would never start again and went home, only to find out it had been completed, pie." Lane, the director of baseball other words, the general Milwaukee Brewers, was recalling his first year In the front office of the Chicago White Sox back In 1949. And he had plenty of time to dredge up those memories. For for two hours 47 minutes, the Brewers, Rangers and nearly ...j rain. Texas manager Ted Williams did more than just watch. Ho lo call the game but I hava to agree with him for starting it again. I've played in a hell of a lot worse than he said. Vida Blue, who had lost but one game while winning 10 around this time a year ago, ab- sorbed his second setback with- out a victory as the Orioles r_anced on him for four runs in live innings. Paul Blair did the heaviest Damage, driving in three runs with a homer and a double. lobby Grich, a surprise starter I in place of third baseman Brooks Robinson, batted in the other two runs. "I didn't feel like I was get- Jng Blue said, "but 1 [was losing some of my form, throwing sidearm. I still haven't had as much work as I BENCH GETS MONTANEZ Cincinnati Redt catcher John Bench takes c high throw to the plate and tags Willie Monlanez of the Phillies out in the fourth Inning RicJiardson ousted on 20th hole of Friday night's gams in Philadelphia. Monlanez tried to score from first on a double by Peta Koegel. (AP Wirephoto) innings. gdUlco. Allc 1UJ.J Twitchell, who gave up the first inincs I iwiiciieu, nnu The Mets were unable to man- two hits of the inning, and was tifacture a rally off Niekro. Mil- the 16th in the last 17 games for ner beat out an Infield single in Philadelphia. the second and singled sharply Manny Mou, Willie Crawford In the seventh before driving a and Duke Sims each drove in ball over the right field fence in two runs to lead Los Angeles the ninth st- maintain the Rico Carty belted a three-run Dodgers' lead in the National homer off New York starter League West by ia games. Britons bury American hopes SANDWICH, England (AP) American golf hopes lay burled today in the sand traps of the Royal St. George's links besides 'egwell Bay. The final of the British Ama- cur was between two Britons: Alan Thirlwell, who last reached the final back In 1958, and Trevor Homer. SKEET TRAP SHOOTING ALL DAY SUNDAY AT THE UTHBRIDGE FISH nnd GAME RIFLE RANGE The bunkers, some of lhe most fearsome in Britain, claimed their last American vic- tim Friday when Kemp Rich- ardson, a 26-year-old stock- broker from Huntingdon Beach, Calif., ended his gallant bid in the quarter-finals. Richardson was beaten by Thirlwell at the 20th hole and his dream of winning the title ended in the that o! many another American In the earlier rounds. Richardson's drive at the 20th hit the sleep sandy bank of a bunker lo the left of the fair- way. Another foot and tie ball would have cleared it. "It might have gone anyway ._ j out. But he deserved a better was enough and the game to a should be called. for him yet." But to no avail. The game Mickey was with the final holding Min- out, so were the Hangers. Un- nesota hitless for 5 1-3 innings, able to overcome a seven-run saw lhe lead evaporate by the lead, they bowed to the Brewers wheB he departed for a 7-5. reliever. Mickey Stanley's walk In other American League Gatcs double two games, Baltimore beat Oakland iimings iater kept the Tigers Athletics 5-1, Detroit Tigers de- naU a garae ahead c[ Baltimora feated Minnesota Twins W in 11 UID American League Bust. innings, California Angels _ clipped Cleveland Indians 4-3, "e Sox slammed ikees 5-1 and Kan- on (hat hole and not caused me _ much the lanky Call- sas Cjty Royals blitzed Boston fornian said, "and it had to plug Ked Sox 9-1. that bank. How unlucky can you .KU OUA 3'A. Lane's recollections involved a game with the Yankees Even et i ,4 before it started, rain delayed I Richardson had to stand Khe proceedings for 1% hours. the sloping stand and hack his After an mning or so, another ball out. He took a one-over-par downpour jj SPORTS FANSI Will decide rvithin 10 days or so, another a ou. forced a 50-minute five and Thirlwell won the hole halt. And around the fourth In _and the match with a four. Hull wants security WANTEDl QUALIFIED AUTO BODY PAINTER WilVi pcper or third yeor apprenticing, auto body man with journeyman', paperi or third Apply to Body Shop Fortman, all Inqgir- itrictly confidential. Comer 16th Ave., M. M. Drive South, Phone 328-8861 DENVER (AP) Bobby Hull, superstar ot Chicago Black Hawks of the National Hockey League, says he will de- cide "in 10 days" whether to Jump the NHL, club and go with Winnipeg Jets in the new World Hockey Association. It's reported tha possible transaction would provide him with a million contract over five years, million for the first season and an additional million over the four following years. Hull, in an interview with The Rocky Mountain news, admit ted tha offer by Ben HatsBn owner of Winnipeg Jets, had much to offer. "I'd be a fool not to take ad vantage of an offer like he said. "It means complete se-1 Hun, who has beei with the fnmiiv LrppTvi ntiinatfA for IS vears. said British players had never back heard of Hichardsnn before this u they Bpent their tlme I in towers of paper cups or I urity for my family and keeps me in the game I love." Hull Indicated his salary with ha Black Hawks was in the neighborhood of But he discounted rumors he was disenchanted with the Black Hawks. Chicago news- papers have reported Hull feels the front office isn't Interested in him. He said and his agent Harvey Weinberg, have talked informally to the Hawks and n figure of million was tossed out for a five-year plan. However, news accounts the talks indicated general man ager Tommy Ivan did not pur sue negotiations, nor did team president Bill Wirtz. Chicago club for 15 years, said ne Black Hawks haven't been n touch with him sines tho re- of the Winnipeg offer. "Maybe they don't think Win- nipeg is he said. He says he has completed his contractual obligations with Chi- cago. "I'm not going after tiiem- Ihey have to sign me. Winnipeg has taken the initiative and that's why I've agreed to sign with they coma up wilh the money." WIIA president Gary David son was also in town to talk with Hull. The league has franchises with Edmonton, Ottawa Quebec, St. Paul, New England New York, Chicago, Houston, Angeles and Philadelphia In addition to Winnipeg. lot of golf back home in Calif or- delay, the Brewers nia. They are all amateurs in had a 4-0 lead, with this championship. Any reason- lhree Oj runs coming on ably good golfer can get to the paul jjatHffg home run, his sec- later stages of a tournament wt 0[ the season and first like this if his luck is in." 5inca opening Day. Tha Americana won't forget jim Lonborg was the grateful the sand traps o! the recipient of the Brewer power >ar Royal St. George's and even more grateful when n a hurry. The bunkers are big- Frank Linzy relieved him and >er than anything most of them slammed the door on the mown as The Maiden, and the Rangers after they had ttruck 10th, called The Corsets, proved nightmares for the Americans. Marty West, the strong chal- Lonborg said, 'but to lenger from Washington, E.G., blame it on the delay would be got Into the sand traps at both a very weak excuse. 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