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Page Twelve


Wednesday, August 22, 1973

U.S. begins medal rush

MOSCOW 0P)-Pert Cathy Carr.
Olympic gold medalist and world
record-holder, paced U.S. swim-
mers to three gold medals yes-
terday that stemmed the tide of
Soviet Union successes in the
World University Games.
The U.S. men's and women's
basketball teams continued win-
ning streaks that sent them
closer to Friday showdowns with
the favored Russians, both un-
The fired-up, young American
men's team trounced Czechoslo-
vakia 110-59 for its fifth straight
triumph at a 100-plus scoring
rate, while the women turned
back Bulgaria 57-50 for their
fourth in a row -since losing to
the Russians in the first game.
THE RUSSIANS scored in the
men's 100-meter freestyle swim-
ming race, men's springboard
diving and two tennis doubles
for four gold medals which boost-
ed their overall total of 48 gold,
23 silver and 22 bronze-a land-
slide-but they finally met their
match at the storm-hit stadium
swimming center.
M at Moscow
Michigan athletes fared well
in yesterday's competition at
the World University Games.
Bill Davids became the first
American to win an interna-
tional medal in Greco-Roman
style wrestling, finishing third
in the 1251/2 pound class. Steve
Schenthal finished fourth in
springboard diving. And Byron
McDonald, swimming for Can-
ada, finished second in the 100
meter butterfly.
There the American water wiz-
ards won three gold, a silver and
three bronze, including men's
diving, for the day's top honors
in the swimming and diving
This latest haul gave the United
States five gold medals, four
silver and 12 bronze and sent
them into second place in the
unofficial medal standings.
THE GAMES - were marred
when uniformed Red Army sol-
diers ripped apart an Israeli
flag during a basketball game
between Israel and Puerto Rico.
The opening of the swimming
competition was hindered by a
violent thunderstorm w h i c h

drenched some 1,000 spectators
in the outdoor pool and rippled
the water. There were flashes
of lightning and thunder in the
background throughout the pro-
Miss Carr, an 18-year-old
University of New Mexico stu-
dent, captured the women's 200-
meter breaststroke in the Games
record time of 2 minutes, 42.3
seconds, standing off a late rush
by Russia's Ludmilla Porubai-
ko, who touched in 2:42.7.
HER TIME bettered the mark
held by Galina Stedanova of the
Soviet Union by 3.1 seconds but
was some four seconds off Ca-
thy's own world mark. She won
two gold medals at Munich.
The other American swimming
victories came in the women's
100 meter freestyle, won by 6-
foot Sally Tuttle of Ventura,
Calif. College in 1:03.0, and the
men's 100-meter butterfly, won
by Allen Poucher, 18 - year - old
University of Southern Califor-
nia student from Jacksonville,
Fla., in 56.4.
Russian who beat America's 100
meter freestyle specialists in 52
seconds flat, with Kenneth Knox
of Glen Ridge, N.J., a University
of Tennessee ace, second in 52.9
and Dean Anderson of Stanford
University third in 53.3.
Vyacheslav Strakov led a 1-2
finish in the men's springboard
diving. Vladimir Vasin, a team-
mate, got the silver and Steve
McFarland of Amarillo, Tex.,
and the University of Miami set-
tling for the bronze.
Major League
W Lt. o G.9i
tattimore 70 52 .575 -
Detroit 67 57 .540 4
Boston s 07 57 .540 4
New*York 8 6 .5 35
Milwaukee 59 62 .488 10
Cleveland 51 75 .405 20
Oakland 73 51 .589 -
Kansas City 72 55 657 2
Minnesota 59 64 .40 13
Chicago 59 66 .472 14.
Calfornia 56 64 .467 15
Texas 43 79 .352 29
Yesterday's tesults
Chicato 4, Cleeland 0
Minnesota 1, Baltimore 2,
Kansas City 5, New York 4
Boston 15, Texas 9
Detroit 6, Oakland 3, 6 inning
Milwaukee at Calfornia, night
Toddy'o PobabltcPr s
Chicago (Ferster 4-51 at Cleveland
Perry 13-0)
Minnesota (Goltz 4-2) at Baltimore
(Cuellar 11-12)
New York (McDowel 5-5) Kansas
City (Spitoft 15-8)
aoston (Tiant 15-10 or Pole 2-1)
at Texas (Clyde 4-4)
Detroit (Coleman 18-11) at Oakland
(Odom 3-9)
Milwaukee (Saton 8-11) at Califor-
nia (singer 16-10)
W L Pet. GB
St. Louis 63 62 .504 -
Pittsburgh 00 62 .492 1
Chicago ,59 65 .476 3',
Montreal 59 5 .47 3!.
Philadelphia 5 6.48 4t;
New York 56 67 .455 6
Los Angeles 77 48 .61 -
Cincinnati 76 51 .598 2
San Francisco 69- 55 .556 7F
Houston 06062 .51 1,
Atlanta 61 67 .477 17!-
San Diego 45 79 363 311i,
Yesterday's Results
Chicato 6, Cincinnati 4
Philadelphia 9, San Diego 8I
San Francisco 3, Montreal I
New York 2, Los Angeles 1
Atlanta 11, St. Louis 7
Pittsburgh 6, Houston 3
Today's Probable Pitchers
Cincinnati (Norman 10-11) at Chi-
cago (Pappas 5-10)
san Diego (Arlin 8-11) at Philadel-
phia (Carlton 11-13)
San Francisco (Barr 9-13) at Mon-
treal (Rogers 4-2)
Los Angeles (Messersmith 11-8) at

New York (Stone 7-3)
St. Louis (Cleveland 12-6) at At-
I nt (Sceeuler 7-7)
Pittbsbegh (Moose 7-11) at Hous-
ton (Roberts 12-9)

AP Photo
CHRISTINE LOOCKS strains to complete her dive in Monday's competition in the World University
Games. Loock's performance was good enough to garner for her the bronze medal in the springboard
competition. Although the United States still lags in the medal totals, some progress was made yes-

ittle League hurls gem
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. iP)-A perfect game and a two-hitter
gave victories yesterday to Tainan City, Taiwan, and Tampa,
Fla., in the opening round of the Little League World Series.
Huang Ching-hui of Taiwan set down 18 straight batters
from Bitsburg Germany AFB-16 of them on strikeouts-to lead
an 18-0 rout.
It was the third perfect game in the series' 27-year history. Itr
HUANG AND TIIREE other Taiwan players hit home runs,"
pacing the victors 13-hit attack. Second baseman Chang Tat- - . !
sheng, center fielder Kuo Wen-li and shortstop Wang Ching-chung . -".: -
tagged the other homers.:
In the nightcap, Tampa downed Whalley, B. C., 11-2 behind :>-
the two-hit pitching df Darryl Mitchell and a grand slam homer
by right-fielder Quint Kincy.
MITCHELL YIELDED a first-inning home run with one on - 7 a's,,
to Canadian catcher Terry Scramstad. But he bore down after :
that, fanning 10.
Tampa tied the score on three singles and an error in the
bottom of the first.
The Floridans went ahead in the second and added to the -
margin each inning. Kincy's 5th inning blast to left center iced
the contest.
First-round games today pit Tucson, Ariz., aganst Colonie, .h h h
N.Y., and Birmingham, Mich., against Monterrey, Mexico. o

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