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Page 16-Wednesday, May 24, 1978-The Michigan Daily
Habs win brawl

For the first time in a week, the
Montreal Canadiens were able to beat
Boston at the Bruins' own game as the
Habs took a 3-2 lead in the Stanley Cup
finals with a 4-1 victory last night.
saw the Bruins begin play at the Mon-
treal Forum in much the same
roughhouse fashion that had enabled
them to win two games in Boston and
even the series. But referee Dave
Newell banished Bruins throughout the
game, once nearly receiving a high
stick from a disgruntled Wayne Cash-
Montreal defenseman Larry Robin-
son opened the scoring with a brilliant
full ice rush and wrist shot that beat
Bruin goalie Gerry Cheevers at 7:01 of
the first period. On a power play, Pierre
Mondou increased the lead to 2-0 with a
wrist shot that surprised the screened

Cheevers later in the period.
LES HABITANTES pulled away with
two more unanswered goals in the
second period. Little-used Pierre
Larouche slapped home a feed from
Guy Lafleur for a second Montreal
power play goal at the ten minute
mark. Then Cheevers allowed a cheap
goal on Jacques Lemaire's long slap
shot with 78 seconds left in the period.
Until Lemaire's goal, Cheevers had
been the only reason why the Canadiens
had not blown the game open earlier.
However, Cheevers was replaced in the
third period by Ron Grahamne, but the
Bruins' fate had already been decided.
Don Marcotte ended Montreal goalten-
der Ken Dryden's shutout bid on a
power play rebound midway in the
third period.

sports of the DAILY
Bosox sold
CHICAGO - The American League yesterday approved sale of the Bos-
ton Red Sox baseball team for $20.5 million to a group headed by Executive
Vice President Haywood Sullivan and'Vice President Buddy LaRoux.
It was believed to be the highest figure ever paid for a major league
franchise. The package includes the Boston Red Sox team, the park and
related real estate.
The transfer of the sale is from the estate of the late Thomas A. Yawkey
to the Sullivan-LaRoux group which also includes Yawkey's widow, Mrs.
Jean Yawkey.
The American League owners, who had rejected a prior Sullivan-
LaRoux group offer by an 11-3 vote in Hawaii last December, needed about
five minutes to approve the new package.
The December refusal was based on. a package which needed bank
This time, the reformed group put up straight cash.
"I'm happy to announce that our presentation was approved
unanimously," said Sullivan.
"Only one vote was taken and it's needless to say how elated we are to
have unanimous approval from the league to transfer the franchise."
Sullivan said the ball club was worth $15 million and the park and real
estate $5.5 million.
LaRoux, a former trainer of the Red Sox, said, "It has taken 13 to 16
months but it's been a great education. There have been a few heartaches
but the ultimate result speaks for itself."
Presiding at the meeting was American League president Lee Mac-
P "We are pleased to have the new ownership well accredited. Record
sale? I don't know but it's the most I've ever heard of. I do feel now the new
ownership is in a stronger position than the previous application, which was
rejected because of its financial structure."
Sullivan, LaRoux and Mrs. Yawkey are the general partners in the new
* * * -AP
Ex-Blue Amaya wins
ROME - Tennis' latest giant-killer is a giant himself, taller and sturdier
than some basketball centers.
Victor Amaya of Holland, Mich., 6-foot-7 and 220 pounds, stunned the
$230,000 Italian Open tennis tournament yesterday by dusting national hero
Corrado Barazzutti 6-3, 7-6, overcoming the seventh-seeded player as well as
a screaming crowd of 7,000 at the Foro Italico clay compound.
The victory - his first over a seeded player in three years on the inter-
nationalcircuit - shocked even Amaya.
Amaya, grandson of a Mexican and a political science graduate from
Michigan, has been in the Italian Open for the past three years, mostly en-
joying his Roman holiday after losing in the early rounds.
Corritore is a champ
Last weekend at the National AAU Gymnastic Championships in
Houston, Texas, John Corritore of Michigan won the parallel bars title.
Corritore had a 9.45 on his compulsory set and a 9.45 on his-optional set. He
scored a 9.5 in the individual finals. Bob Creek of Michigan finished eighth in
the same event. -DAILY SPORTS


MONTREAL GOALTENDER Ken Dryden struggles to get away from Boston
Bruins defenseman Mike Milbury after he was caught out of the net during a 4-1
victory over Boston in the fifth game of the NHL championship series. Montreal
now has a 3-2 edge in games with its win after a brawl-infested game.
AMERICAN LEAGUE yesterday's games not included
Detroit..............23 12 .657 1/2 EAST
Boston...............26 14 .650 - W L Pct. GB
New York............23 14 .622 1/2 Philadelphia-.......... 19 16 .543 -
Milwaukee-............18 19 .486 6 Chicago..............19 17 .528 1/2
Cleveland............18 19 .486 6 Montreal.............19 19 .500 11/2
Baltimore............16 21 .432 8 Pittsburgh-............17 20 .459 3
Toronto..............14 24 .368 11 New York............18 22 .450 3
WEST St. Louis ............... 14 25 .359 7
Oakland.............24 15 .615 - WEST
California............21 16 .568 2 San Francisco ......... 23 14 .622 -
Kansas City ........... 19 18 .514 4 Los Angeles ........... 24 15 .615 -
Texas ................. 19 18 .514 4 Cincinnati ............. 25 16 .610 -
Minnesota............16 24 .400 81/2 Houston..............18 18 .500 41
Seattle...............15 27 .357 10 San Diego............17 22 .436 7
Chicago ............... 12 23 .343 10 Atlanta ................ 14 23 .378 9
Flanagan's arm leads
Orioles over Tigers
BALTIMORE (AP) - Mike makea spectacular catch of a home run
Flanagan of Baltimore baffled Detroit bid by John Wockenfuss.
with a two-hitter and Rick Dempsey Flanagan struck out nine en route to
snapped a scoreless tie with a fifth-in- 'his fourth straight victory. He walked
ning home run as the Orioles edged the LeFlore in the sixth and Wockenfuss in
Tigers 2-0 last night. the eighth. LeFlore stole his eighth base
Flanagan, 5-3, retired 15 consecutive before Mark Wagner grounded out to
batters after center fielder Larry end the inning.
Barlow just missed making a JACK BILLINGHAM, 4-2,' had
shoestring catch of Rusty Staub's allowed only an infield single by Mark
looping fly ball with two outs in the fir- Belanger before Dempsey connected
st. The other hit was Ron LeFlore's for his first home run of the season with
line-single to right leading off the ninth. two outs in the fifth.
The Orioles, who have won 11 ina row
IN THE second inning Harlow at home over the Tigers, added a sixth-
reached above the center field fence to inning run on a single by Harlow and
three walks, the last to Lee May.
- wHA championship series Baseball
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(Winnipeg wins seies and Balitmore 2, Detroit 0
WUOM will broadcast Friday's NCAA AvceoCp,4gamesa3toB) Toronto2, Boston
Mideast Regional baseball game bet- NewYork10,cleveland 1
ween Michigan and Texas A&M star- National League Minnesota 5. Texas 2
ting at 3:55 p.m. Tune in on channel 91.7 Philadelphia at Chicago, ppd..rain
FM Montreal4, Boston 1
(Montreal leads series 3 games to 2)

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