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Tigers win, 5-3

Special to The Daily,
CLEVELAND -- Jason Thompson
knocked in his 166th run of the season
and Bob Sykes and Bruce Taylor
ombined to hold Cleveland scoreless
over the last seven innings as Detroit
clipped the Indians 5-3 last night in
the first game of a twi-night double-
Tim Corcoran's two-run double in
the second, drove in Jason Thompson
and Ben Oglivie staking the Tigers to
a 2-0 lead.
With Detroit trailing 3-2 in the
third, Ron LeFlore singled and Lou
Whitaker walked. Cleveland's Jim
Bibby balked them ahead one base.
; Thompson then grounded to Andre
Thornton behind first, plating Le-
More and making Thompson the first
Tiger to reach the 100 RBI mile-
stone since Willie Horton did it in-
When Bibby couldn't handle Thorn-
ton's toss to the bag, Whitaker also
scored to put the-Bengals on top 4-3.
Ben Oglivie had four of Detroit's

thirteen hits, including his 19th home
run in the seventh which gave the
Tigersy their final run. The right
fielder also. chipped in with a
sacrifice and seven putouts in the
Sykes (5-5) who notched his second
complete game victory without a loss
against the Tribe, gave up three hits
and two walks in the first two frames
before settling down.
Sykes -gave up only three more
singles before Taylor came on to re-
tire the last five men in order and
gain his second save.
Bibby, who went into the game
with a 3-0 record and an 0.71 ERA
against the Tigers this year, dropped
his twelfth decision. against a dozen
The victory snapped a six-game
Tiger losing streak and gave the
Bengals a two-game lead over Cleve-
land in the battle for fourth place in
the AL East and bragging rights to
Lake Erie. Milt Wilcox (6-1) was
scheduled to face Don Hood (2-0) in
the nightcap-

My Bonnie 'lies over the ocean .

Ted Turner's Courageous, despite being edged out in this photo by a myster-
ious motorboat, defeated the Australian vessel (not in the picture) cleverly
named Australia, by one minute and 48 seconds. It was the first match of the

best-of-seven races for the America's Cup. The U.S. has won the cup every
year since 1851.

GoIfers seasonpromising

Duke's sharp QB Dunn invades
but Blue wolfman Hicks is ready

Sugar and spice and everything
nice-that's what little girls are made
So goes half of. a famous nursery
'hyme. But for 11 not-so-little girls who
tire the members of Michigan's newest
Varsity sport, sugar and spice will have
ko take a back seat to discipline, desire
and a finely-tuned golf swing.
-The Michigan women's golf team,
aded by .coach Tom Simon begin
eir first season as a varsity sport thit
veekend when they participate in the
4linois State tournament. Simon who
#fjgtionately refers to his team as
my .gals," practically bubbles ovtr
pith enthusiasm whei)talking about the
trospects for their first season..
4"They're all super, super kids, and
they all want to play. They're all en-
thused and capable of playing decent
golf," Simon said.
Simon was especi a pre vi
the girls' enthu sm during the
qualifying rounds on Tuesday, which
wasn't dampened by the fact that they
had to lplay in a steady drizzle.
Simon thinks the team can fare well
this year even though the team is
largely comprised of freshmen and
"We have a real young club, so we
can't do anything bit ;improve. If we
can average about 85 per player we'll
be pretty close to the money."
Simon has never coached before, but
he is entering his fifth year as the head
pro and manager of the University
"My job is to get the gals playing
good golf.I can devots individual atten-'
tion to them," he said.
For the 36 hole Illinois tournament,

M ichiganC
Simon is taking along six players, who
will all play, but only the top four scores
will count. In men's play the best five
scores'are counted.
'Thie captain'of the ateam is'Betsy
Rldhat',shioi" f?6rAhhk zb)r hb
once played on the inell's'=et ea't a
Huron HighSchool.
"I'm really excited about this
season," she said. "I think the club has
a lot of potential." .
Richart got a look at Midwest com-
petition last year as a member of the
golf club. She thinks this year's squad
can play on a par with teams like
Michigan State, who she says is "the
best northern team in the country."
*ichart'sets her team goal as "being
able to represent Michigan well" and to
'be respectable enough to attract the
top high school girls into considering
Debbie Posner, a senior from South-
field, and Julie Foerster, a sophomore
from Midland, are the only other two
girls on the team who were members of
the club last year. Everyone else is

either a freshman or sophomore who '
are new to the Michigan golf scene.-
Making the trip to Illinois with%
Richart and Foerster are freshmen
Mary Jane Anderson, Amy Conlin, ""
Alison Smith and sophomore Laura
Beckett from Grand Rapids.
Debbie Rotumo, another first-year
student from Saline, did not make the
starting six, but is highly regarded by
"She's a sleeper but I think she's
gonna be a winner," he said.
The team is scheduled to play in four,
tournaments this fall including the
MAIAW tournament on October 14 andy
15. What will happen next spring has
not been' determined yet. Simon says
he's not in favor of having a spring
schedule because "it's too close to
finals and it's !lard to play your best af-
ter a winter layoff."
Simon is proud of the girls'
background. Most of them have played
in high school or have done well in state
tournaments. Stil4lrhe recognizes that a
sucessfi* prograin d sn't develop _
"Athletes aren't born, they're
manufactured," he said. "It takes time
and effort to become a good golfer."'
Simon anticipates it taking about
three years to fully develop the
program, but feels the inaugural
edition of women's golf will be very
Physical Activity Instruction for
Faculty and Staff (PAIFS) is offer
ing three classes for Fall Term '77:
Aerobic Fitness
Folk Dance
Registration of classes will be Sep- Duke s Mike Dun n
tember 6-16. For more information call
Rochelle Bast at 764-7415. These classes
are also open to students.
Pistons sign Lanier

With a good passingattack coming
into town this Saturday in the form of
Duke's slick quarterback Mike Dunn,
Michigan's defensive secondary could
have its hands full.
The defensive backs turned out a
steady performance in the 37-9 victory
at Illinois despite an injury and a;
position change. Sophomore Mike Har-;
den was shaken up and a fellow
classmate Mike Jolly took the field and
recovered a fumble along with nabbing
an interception.
In addition, senior co-captain Dwight
Hicks played his first game at wolf,
with Derek Howard moving to corner-
back and Jim Pickens holding down the
free safety spot.
Hicks played the free safety position
with Pickens filling in when Hicks in-
jured his finger last fall.
Hicks will take some time adjusting
to strong safety but he's a heckuva
athlete," said coach Bo Schembechjer.
"And Harden and Jolly are two good
sophomore backs."
"The wolf is more like an. outside
backer position," said Hicks, who
secured five tackles in the season
opener at Champaign. 'tI'm like an ex-
tra mantor run support. I can gamble a
little bit more because I don't have to be
concerned as much with getting back
like at safety.

"NOW I CAN get my hands on more
passes to the wide side of the field,"
Hicks added. "That's what I'm looking
forward to."
Reserve quarterback Stacy Johnson
will be sidelined again for Duke along
with back-up fullbacks Michael Davis
and Lawrence Reid. The Blue Devils
are hopeful Dunn can generate an of-
fense to upset the top ranked
"Being number one puts pressure on
any team," Hicks said. "You have to
click every week because opponents
are really coming afteryou."

Humphrey Bogart was busy picking flies out of his teeth with a bam-
boopick waiting for the mail boat, just before the African Queen pulled into
He was tense, nervous. It showed through the eight year scuz
barricading his face (was Katherine hepburn blind? ). "Griddes," he
slurred. The natives looked up at him with a new respect.'
7 "Griddes. I can almost smell that Pizza Bob's pizza with one item." The
natives sniffed the stench of the leech-filled waters. The natives looked
a puzzled. "Almost," added the Bog. "I think this is my week for a winner."
...Later that day in Nairobi,Ken Davebarger, recruiting'Kenyan track
stars for the Daily.Libels suddenly relinmbered '. . he hadnot yet sent his
Griddes into the Daily! 'He must do it by midnight Friday. Will he' make it in
time? It will take 7639 sub four-minute miles. Oh.' .

By The Associated Press
DETROIT - Detroit Pistons cen-
ter Bob Lanier will sign a four-year,
$2 million contract by the end of the
week, virtually assuring he will end
his career in Detroit, officials of the
NBA team said yesterday.
The.:29-year-old Lanier will net
about $500,000 per season from the
contract, which will take effect in the
1978-79 season. One year remains on
his old contract, which pays him
$350,000 per season.
Lanier, pleased with the deal, of-
fered a tongue-in-cheek alternative
to his staying with the Pistons until
he retires.
"They still have the opportunity to
trade me if someone wants to pick up
my salary," he joked.
The 6-foot-11 center, among the
best in the NBA, told the Pistons
during the summer that he would not
play again until he had a new con-

The only problem was that the
team's insurance company was con-
cerned about Lanier's ailing knees.
Lanier, however, said he did not con-
sider them a problem because he ex-
pects help in rebounding from M.L.
Carr, Marvin Barnes and Leon
Meanwhile, the Pistons also an-
nounced the signing of three draft
choices and a= free agent.
Signed were fifth-round draft
choice Jim Kennedy, 6-9, 225 pounds,
from Missouri; sixth-round pick
Herb Nobles, 6-7, 210, from Kansas,
and seventh-round choice Robert
Lewis, 6-6, 220, from Johnson C.
Smith College in Charlotte, N.C.
The only Pistons player who will
not be at the club's training camp
when it opens Monday will be,
Barnes. He is serving a sentence for
probation violation at the Adult Cor-
rectional Institution in Cranston, R.I.

1. Duke at MICHIGAN (pick score)
2. Missouri at Illinois
3. LSU at Indiana
4. Iowa St. at Iowa
5. Washington St. at Michigan St.
6. Minnesota at Ohio St.
7. Northwestern at Arizona St.
8. Ohio University at Purdue
9. Ni Illinois at Wisconsin
S1. Mississippi at Notre Dame

1i. Alabama at Nebraska


Kentucky at Baylor
Princeton at Dartmouth
Oregon at Texas Christian
Vanderbilt at Wake Forest
Millersville at Slippery Rock
AWr.Force at California
Bucknell at Rutgers
Cincinnati at Louisville

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