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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 19, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 12-THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD TiHMday, March 19, 1974 TMSOLlSER'fOU'RE GETTlN1, EW. I p t K I a 3-11 5Wk- World Football draft a laugh? S Sophomore jinx working on Rangers' Clyde early By THE CANADIAN PRESS The sophomore jinx may be working on David Clyde of Texas Rangers even though it's only spring training. The teen-age left-hander gave up four runs and seven hits in four innings Monday as Baltimore Orioles walloped the Rangers 14-2 in an exhibition baseball game. Boog Powell and Don Baylor each slammed three hits and Mark Belanger's bases-loaded double highlighted a four-run Baltimore uprising in the sec- ond inning. In other games, Pittsburgh Pirates defeated Montreal Expos 5-3; Boston Red Sox downed Chicago White Sox 8- 4; Philadelphia Phillies blanked Cincinnati.Reds 4-0; Detroit Tigers topped Atlanta Braves 10-3: Chicago Cubs beat San Diego Padres 4-2; Oakland Athletics downed Cleveland Indians 6-3; Kansas City Royals nipped St. Louis CFL officials aren't TORONTO (CP) In case there are some detractors" who think otherwise, Canadian Football League game officials art- not finally they have statistics to prove it. Penalty figures compiled from 68 league games last season show that of 908 penalties called, 52 per cent were assessed against the home team and only 48 per cent against the visitors. Most frequently penalized of the nine teams were British Columbia Lions who were whistled down on 123 occasions for an average of 7.7 penalties per game. However, Montreal Alouettes and Toronto Argonauts actually suffered the most. Each drew 112 penalties which worked out to a league-leading average of 8.0 per game over the 14-game Eastern Conference schedule. Lions' 123 penalties were spread over the 16-game Western Conference schedule. Least penalized teams were Winnipeg Blue Bombers (4.7 per Saskatchewan Roughriders (5.6) and Hamilton Tiger-Cats Seven of the teams outdrew their visitors in penalties. Only in Hamilton and Saskatchewan did the home team have fewer penalties than the visitors. The most frequent violation was for defensive offside, an infraction that was flagged down 161 times and the penalty accepted 124 times. Second most frequent call was for offensive holding, which was called 143 times and accepted 102 times. The penalty most often paced off was for unnecessary roughness, a violation detected 138 times and declined only twice by the opposition. Pass interference (86) procedural penalties (83) and no-yard calls on punts (75) were the next most frequent infractions detected by officials. Hamilton was the only team to avoid an offensive offside penalty, of 49 called during the season. Winnipeg was tops with nine. Winnipeg was the only team not called for a clipping penalty while Toronto led with 11. Of 14 penalties called for "unsportsmanlike conduct" exactly half were charged to Toronto Argonauts, all of them on road games. Calgary, with two. was the only other team with more than one in the unsportsmanlike category. Approximately 10 per cent of till penalties go to players who are not identifiable Often an offside movement in the middle of a line blends in with the subsequent flow of action so that an official doesn't have an opportunity to identify the player who committed the infraction. The survey revealed that referees, as a rale, call fewer penalties than the other officials, and that linesmen and field judges call the most. This is understandable because the head linesmen and field judges are positioned where they can detect such frequent infractions as offsides, holding and procedure penalties which account for about half the penalties called. Cardinals 1-0; New York Mets shut out New York Yankees 1- 0; Milwaukee Brewers edged California Angels 6-4 and Los Angeles Dodgers defeated Minnesota Twins 13-5. Al Oliver hit a game-tying three-run homer in the sixth inning, and the Pirates scored single runs in each of the sev- enth and eighth innings to beat the Expos. The game was played in San Juan, P.R., ard for the benefit of the Roberto Clemente Sports City. Willie Davis' two-run homer in the first inning gave Mon- treal a 2-0 lead. Rookie Jim Rice hit a three- run homer and Rico Petrocelli contributed three hits in the Red Sox' 8-4 victory. Right-hander Jesus Hernaiz and lefty Mike Wallace of the Phillies combined to shut out the Reds on four hits. Jim Northrup rapped a two- run homer off Roric Harrison in the first inning to lead the Tigers. Darrell Evans hit his third homer of the spring for the Braves, a solo shot in the third. Run-scoring singles by rookies Chris Ward and Jim Tyrone helped the Cubs win. NEW YORK (AP) In the World Football League profes- sional player draft Monday, one team selected a priest, another took a former pro basketball player, and a third chose the United States' greatest active the 39th round. It seemed almost like a box- ing of the 40 rounds lasted about three min- utes, followed by a one-minute rest. There were murmurs when teams took heavy-hitting pros like Larry Csonka, Bubba Smith and Alan Page, and there were laughs when former National Basketball Association star guard Richie Guerin was chosen in the last round by the Birmingham Americans. Buffalo Bills' rushing star O.J. Simpson was selected by the Southern California Sun- after six hours of dickering and 463 choices. The Portland Storm selected running back Dave Buchanan as a free agent, but the Honolulu Hawaiians protested that they had signed Buchanan, former Hamilton Tiger-Cats. He led the Eastern Conference of the Canadian Football League in rushing in 1972, but sat out last year after entering the ministry. The Hawaiians' claim was upheld. Two clubs, New York Stars and Toronto Northmen, an- nounced signings. The Stars acquired John Elliott, a 6-foot- tackle who played out the option year of his National Football League contract with New York Jets last season. The Northmen came to terms with quarterback Danny White of Arizona State. Csonka, of the Super Bowl champion Miami Dolphins, was No. 2 in the draft. He was chosen by the Northmen, who also selected Miami stars Paul Warfield and Jim Kiick in subsequent rounds. The first Canadian Football League player drafted was running back Johnny Musso of the British Columbia Lions, who went on Birmingham's list in the first round. Chicago Fire grabbed Bill Baker, whose CFL rights are owned by Toronto Argonauts and also tabbed wide receiver Rick Eber of Saskatchewan Roughriders in the third round. Other prominent CFL players picked included tackles Dan Yochum and Ed George of Montreal Alouettes and linebacker Ray Nettles of B.C. Lions. George and Nettles were selected by Florida Sharks, while Yochum was chosen by Philadelphia. The Stars wrapped up the opening round by naming quarterback Joe Namath of the NFL's New York Jets. Greg Barton, a former quar- terback' with Toronto Argos and later a coach with the CFL club, was picked by Southern California. He was a free agent, having obtained his release from Argos earlier this year. Portland and Toronto were most active in the CFL market. In addition to Eber, Portland drafted defensive end George Wells, linebacker Ron Curl and wide receiver Ken Matthews, all from the Argos Ferguson from Winnipeg Blue Bombers; linebacker Larry Breen of Hamilton; and linebacker Pete Wysocki from Sas- katchewan. The Northmen picked Argos' defensive end Bruce Bergey and tackle Ron Mikolajczyk, kicker Gerry Organ, tackle Charlie Brandon, linebacker Jerry Campbell, defensive end Wayne Smith "and receiver Rhome Nixon, all of Ottawa Rough Riders; receiver Jim Young of British Columbia Lions: Jim Duke, defensive end from Winnipeg; and running back Andy Hopkins and defensive back Al Brenner, Hamilton. Leon McQuay, formerly of Calgary Stampeders and the Argonauts, also went to the Northmen. Other top CFL players se- lected were: Gene Mack, To- ronto, by St. Louis; George McGowan, Edmonton Eskimos by Birmingham; Ted Gerela. B.C., by Birmingham; Tim Toronto, by Chicago; Ralph Galloway, Saskatchewan, by New York: Eric Allen, To- ronto, by Chicago: Jim Even- son. Ottawa, by Portland. LYNN JENSEN Jensen on shelf for a few months Lynn Jensen of Cardston, former Southern Circuit all around champion, is quite likely through with rodeo for the remainder of the year in Canada. Jensen is presently in the Lethbridge Municipal Hospital recovering from a bad spill off a bareback bronc called Smokey at a rodeo in El Paso Texas five weeks ago. -I'll be unable to ride for at least five to six Jensen stated. "The doctor has been vague as to when he thinks I'll be fit." The accident, of the freakish variety, occurred at the end of Jensen's ride when, just as he was turning loose from the bronc, it gave one more kick. The resulting fall caused his elbow to ram heavily into his side as he landed, rupturing' his spleen and splitting 'a kidney in half. El Paso doctors removed the spleen within three hours of the accident and two weeks later sent him home to Canada. He checked into the Municipal Hospital upon arrival. Local doctors feel the split kidney has an excellent chance of healing and Jensen .should be back roping, bull doggin or riding broncs before the end of the year. Smokey, a National Finals horse owned by Void Rodeo Ltd.. was only the seventh bronc Jensen was on this year in the United States. He is free from pain and in high spirits now that he is back in his own .stamping grounds and passes a good deal of time playing "pitch" with fellow cowboys Len Thierman and Tommy Ivins as well.as visiting with the numerous rodeo personalities that drop in. Like most cowboys Jensen accepts his injury as a matter of course. "I've been throwed off a lot worse." he laughed, "this was just a freak thing. I hope to be riding in another six months." Newcastle, Nottingham play again LONDON (Reuter) New- castle United and Nottingham Forest played to a scoreless draw after overtime Monday in their English FA Cup soccer quarter-final replay. The, draw means the two clubs will have to play again Thursday at the same neutral Park in Everton. Monday's match was a replay of the game played March 9 in which Newcastle won 4-3 after fans invaded the field. That result was declared void because of the crowd inference at New- castle and the replay on neutral ground was ordered by the Football Association. The eventual winner goes against Burnley in the semi-fi- nal. Newcastle had plenty of chances to take the game Monday, but bad luck and feeble finishing ruined their efforts. .Newcastle striker Malcolm MacDonald hit the post, struck Forest goalie Jim Barron on the knee and miskicked only a yard out in overtime. Despite the neutral site, there were some ugly incidents, with beer bottles and cans thrown on to the field, and even a four-foot- metal spear. In Scotland, Dundee qualified to meet Celtic in the Scottish Cup semi-finals by. beating Hibernian 3-0. 61 Litho nnm QUALITY PRODUCTS Instant Printing Business Forms DESIGNED AND MANUFACTURED IN LETHBRIDGE Olympic Lottery Canada DRAW JULY Buy your tickets at banks, trust companies, c jisses populaires, credit unions or retailers depending in which province you live. The 1 st draw will be te ie vised coast-to-coast live from Ottawa on April 1 5th, 1 974. ;