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San Antonio Light (Newspaper) - July 8, 1973, San Antonio, Texas
Billie Jean wins at Wimbledon Wimbledon England up1 Billie Jean King trounced Chris Evert to win the ail american women s singles for the fifth Lime at the 87lh Wimbledon Tennis championships today and in a strange situation created by a professional Boycott Jan kodes of Czechoslovakia Defeated Alex Metreveli of Russia for the men s title. Billie Jean but never faster or sharper disposed of miss Evert of fort Lauder Clale fla., 6-0, 7-5 in 56 min utes while kodes the second seed Defeated Metreveli the fourth seed and first russian to appear in the final 6-1, 6-3. "1 wanted to win that fifth title but i also wanted to of How the american people 1 could really beat said Billie Jean. She called the first set Best of my in a hurry she said she wanted to take the Lead right off the Bat. When Chris gets ahead she just plays better and Billie said of her opponent who has been runner up in the French and italian Champion ships As Well but has vet to win her first major title Billie Jean won in achieving her ambition to be come the first woman in half a Century to win five Wimble Don singles titles. Miss Evert receives mrs. King returned to Cen Ter court later in the Day with her partner Rosemary Casals of san Francisco to beat Francoise Durr of France and Betty stove of Holland 6-1, 4-6, 7-5. For the women s doubles titles. The first american women s final since 1957 brought championship Tennis to the All England Center court but the first East european final in the tournament s 95-year history was Only there Cour Tesy of the fact that 73 of the world s top professionals did not compete. Pretty Dull going Kode s is a wiry fast Blond with a Blond Mustache. Me Treve 1 i is taller and so Swarthy he is often mistaken for an italian. But there the difference ends they both play textbook serve and vol Ley Tennis with the margin going to the czech because he is faster on his feet and his forehand has More Pace. The match was a letdown after the Brilliant women s final and there was a mass exodus to the Lea rooms for strawberries and Cream be fore the final set. In he third of the Day s finals to seeds Jimmy con nors of Belleville iii., and Hie Nastase of Romania beat s. A. Coach getting second Chance f of sunday july Dick Young s chatter Page 2-f pro football starts Page 6-f Johnny Janes 7-f Mel Durslag s column. .page8-f Maly s outdoor 10-f continued on Page 5-f mets1 Don Mahn clutches his Chest offer colliding with teammate George Theodore on Milwaukee up i the Milwaukee Brewers saddled 18-year-old Rookie Sensa Tion David Clyde with his first defeat and exploded for 18 hits to trounce the Texas rangers 17-2, saturday. The left handed Clyde the no. 1 draft Choice in the re cent baseball draft saw his record dip to 1-1 after the Brewers chased him Wilh Ivi outs in the fifth inning. The Houston Westchester graduate allowed eight hits three walks hit one Bathe Mii Wauke and committed a balk and was lifted with the rangers trailing 5-2. Most of the Brewers dam age came at the expense of Mike Paul and Lloyd Allen w i of Milwaukee erupted for five runs in the sixth against Paul and blasted Lloyd for seven . Don Money drove in five runs with a free run Homer and two run double and Bob Coluccio smacked his first major league grand slam. Both homers came off Lloyd in the seventh. Edwaurdo Rodriguez hurled a six hitter for his first major league win. He gave up single runs in the third and fourth but retired 13 of the last 16 batters he faced. Clyde who was toiling Foi Westchester Only a month ago was making his third Start in the big leagues. He was lifted in the fifth when Johnny Briggs hit a run scor ing triple. Texon of r h n a r h m Nelson 2b 4010 Coluccio of 5224 Harris cd 5000 Lvov of 6231 Ajohnson do 5 0 1 0 his 3b 0000 Carly ii 3000 Scott in 5341 Grieve ii 1000 Vukovich in 1000 Spencer in 4110 Bravn or 4320 Burroughs it 4 0 1 0 3b 4235 Sudakis 3b 4000 Mitchell if 1010 Macx Anri k 3 1 0 0 brings ii 4211 Suarez c 3022 Lahajo f i 1000 Clyde p 0000 Elroc Drioli c 3 1 0 0 Paul d 0000 Jahnson is 5012 0000 Garcia 2b 3210 Eor Odroz p 0 0 0 0 34 3 6 2 Toto it 42 17 13 14 a Mackann 2, Garcia Elrod Rouer. Do Texas 1. Lob Texas 10, mlle Mckee 10 2b-Ajormson, Suorez Mav Garufo Scott rat Kiev. Or awned of Tuccolo 71. . In h Clvde l 1-1 42-3 e r to be 5433 5122 7322 2 1 3 4 it by Allen Pete released Philadelphia up1 the Philadelphia eagles who last month acquired roman Gabriel from the los Angeles rams have released Veteran quarterback Pete Liske. Liske 31, had been a part time starter for the eagles the past two seasons. Last Vear Rookie John Reaves saw .i3st of the action. Eagles head coach Mike Mccormack said Liske had asked to be a add but said the club was unable to Deal him. Ground As the pair were chasing Ball. Theodore suffered a possible fracture of the dip. Page 4-f it s easy pickings Renton Wash. Up secretarial the triple Crown Winner can pick up an easy without even leaving the starting Gate at Lon acres race track says president mor Rie Alhadeff. Under , the us per horse would be flown to Seattle no later than sept. 24. He would be taken to the paddock for television and news pictures and give the Public a Chance to View him. Alhadeff said he might go higher than i d like to give the pub Lic a Chance to see this horse in the he said. We May not see another horse like him for a Cen Mingori brought up Kansas City to. Up Mingori left handed Relief Pitcher was purchased by he Kansas City royals from their Omaha farm club of the american association. David Clyde above suffered his first defeat As a big leaguer saturday at Milwaukee. By Ray Evans the san Antonio Toros scored an unspeclacular25-15 decision Over los Angeles saturday night at Nort Sirie stadium in a southwestern professional football league contest. A crowd of watched the game which despite the comparatively close score was not exceptionally thrill ing. The win gave the Toros their second Victory of the Young season and was their 13th consecutive Victory Over past three years. The loss was the fourth straight for los Angeles this season and extended the Mustangs los ing Streak to 10 games since the so pal began play in 1972. Curley Walters two Yard touchdown run Early in the fourth Quarter sailed away he Victory. After Ken Cooper kicked his second extra Point of the evening to Complete the scoring he Toros had the sufficient 10-Point advantage. Walters touchdown which ended a 76-Yard drive was the Only score of he fourth period. Jesse Stokes raced 10 Yards Wilh an intercepted pass in the first Quarter Cooper booted Field goals of 17, 33 and 12 Yards and the Toro de sense forced the Mustangs into a safety to Complete the locals scoring. Long return the Mustangs got touch Downs from Mike Burris on a tis Yard pass interception re turn and a 28-Yard pass from Tony Zane to Danny mar shall both in the Bird Quarter. Mike maj Lyre k i c k c d a 14-Yard Field goal in the first Quarter hat gave los Ange Les a temporary Lead. The two third Quarter touchdowns Cut san Antonio s Lead to 18-15 going into the final stanza. Burris picked off a Luz Pedraza pass at the Mustangs 35 and rambled unmolested to score. Me i n t y r c s extra Point kick failed when the Ball hit the Cross bar. A 41-Yard Kickoff return by Royce Johnson started the Toros in Rouie to their Only score of the third period. That came when Cooper kicked his 12-Yard Field goal Wilh left. The play Cli Opportunity to rectify error by Ray Evans it s not often in sports that you get a Chance to rectify an error in judgment. I realize in retrospect that i should have stayed in Dallas and continue building and working with that club. Things really had fallen in place those were some of the words Tom Nissalke uttered on june 29 when he was hired to coach the san Antonio spurs. For Nissalke it was a Day of atonement. It was he who deserted the american basketball association and the Dallas association and the Dallas Chaparral at the end of the 1971-72 season to join the National basketball association As coach of the Seattle supersonics. Tom Nissalke one of four supersonics who has been lured away from the rival american basketball association is very Happy to be in Seattle and the Way he looks at the coming season hell be even happier next is the Way the 1972-73 supersonics press guide described the coming of Nissalke. Things did t work out the Way the script writer intended however. Nissalke was not Happy in Seattle nor did he enjoy tile Spring. Nine of the 11 players on the team had no Cut con he recalled. That made it extremely difficult to get Nissalke Learned too that the supersonics were Able to make More noise than the Jet plane for which they Are named Only when it came time to complain to the owner. I Don t like to talk about it. 1 reached an agreement with Seattle and part of that agreement was that neither Side would discuss what Nissalke said the truth is that Nissalke who did not have a no Cut contract left he team in january of this year. The selection of Nissalke As coach of the spurs by san Antonio general manager Jack Ankerson came 28 Days after the june 1 deadline Ankerson first set. "1 had to be very he said. The coach 1 chose had to Bethe right Ankerson sifted through a Long list of an Geles assistant John Barnhill Milwaukee assistant Huble Brown Chicago assistant Phil Johnson and deciding upon Nissalke. Plus Factor the fact that Nissalke coached the spurs when the team was known As the Dallas Chaparral is a plus Factor in the minds of. Both Ankerson and Nissalke. The year he spent at Dallas was Nissalke s first As a head coach. And a late season rally during which the team won 26 of its last 42 games to finish with a 42-42 record helped in his being named coach of the year in the Aba. It was quite an accomplishment for a Man who never played professional basketball. Nissalke went to the Chaparral after three years As an assistant at Milwaukee. That Job As did his first one in coaching came with the help of Ray Patterson president and general manager of the Houston rockets. It was Patterson who coached Nissalke in High school at Wayland Academy in Beaver Falls Wise. It was also Patter son who hired Niss Allic to coach at Wayland upon Nissalke s graduation from the University of Wisconsin. Patterson was then president of the school. Nissalke remained in the High school ranks for six years before returning to the University of Wisconsin As an assist ant coach. From there be went to Tulane University where he spent four years As an assistant and one As head coach be fore Patterson called again. Paved Way that Call from the Man who was then running Milwaukee s new Aba team paved the Way for Nissalke in the professional game. After the Seattle experience Nissalke is not one to look through Rose coloured glasses. He has no great expectations for the spurs. I have o he realistic. I think we will be fighting with Denver and san Diego for the playoff spot. The Aba is not an easy league. It certainly in t As easy As it was two years he said. The possibility that the san Antonio team could earn a playoff berth and an evaluation of the spurs s personnel Nis Salke leads one to think that improvement on the 26-58 record posted by the team in Dallas last year is almost guaranteed. Nissalke is not. Bothered by the fact that Kevin Kunnert of Iowa and John Brown of Missouri the two players selected by the team in the Aba s secret draft in january have not signed contracts. I Don t think Brown could replace any of the forwards we have now and i think that in relation to what Kunnert could do for the team As compared to the amount of Money be wants for doing it i would not make a great attempt to sign him even if he is seven foot he said. Weak spots Nissalke can Sec two immediate weak spots for the team. The first is the need for a player or players who can score 20 to 25 Points each the second is the need for improved i feel James Silas and Rich Jones can be the players to get the Points for us and who we can count upon in clutch Nissalke said. And i think Collis Jones and goo Kennedy have been under rated in regard to their rebounding Nissalke plans to use both of the Jones and Kennedy at Forward along with Rookie Henry Wilmore a University of Michigan product who feels can double As a guard or for Ward. Bob Netolicky and Coby Dietrick will share the Center position. Dietrick is smart and intelligent and will run the offence the Way i want it Nissalke stated. Netolicky is an excellent offensive player but defense is not one of his Strong the spurs Are blessed at the guard position with Silas Skeeter Swift Joe Hamilton Richie Fuqua and Bird aver itt. Up and coming Silas is one of the up and coming Young guards in professional basketball. Swift and Hamilton Are Good solid play ers and Fuqua and Averitt Are going to have to Battle for the fourth Nissalke said in anticipation of the fight be tween the two rookies. Nissalke is sold on the future of Aba in its fight for equal recognition with the older More established and More affluent Aba. The biggest difference in the Aba and the Aba now is the or so each Aba team gets from the television said Nissalke in a tone designed to destroy the myth that the older league is he Superior one. If word came that the Aba was going to lose the television contract there continued on page2-f new Haven Conn. A the new Haven Register in a copyrighted Story for its sunday editions named Don Nie Stone a former National football league player As the Man who made a bribe offer to Jerry Sturm in 1971 when Sturm was with the Houston oilers player named in nil bribe try w finn Sturm disclosed last Wink to _ Sturm disclosed last week that he had been offered to shave Points on three Oiler games in 1971 when he was playing Center for the team. He did not accept the bribe nor did he re veal the name of the player. The Register in naming Stone did nol disclose its source. The Story by r e g i s t e r sports editor Bill g u t h r i a former National president of the pro football writers As s o c i a t i o a said that nil commissioner Pete Rozelle recently received a letter from someone who claimed he loaned Slone in re Gards to fixing a game. The person not identified in the Story wrote Rozelle seeking to attach Stone s pension the newspaper said. The nil then turned the matter Over to the Fri and Federal grand jury action is pending. A spokesman for the nil to comment Satur Day night on the Register Story. Neither Stone nor Sturm could be immediately reached for comment the Register said that in 1971, Stone reportedly told authorities that he had had a few too Many drinks and that he was Only joking when he talked to Sturm. Since there was no collaboration of Strum s charges at the time according to the Fri the Case was closed. Continued on Page 3-f
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