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TWO TIGERS AMONG LEADERS
Al-Star votes being tallied
By The Associated Press
NEW YORK - Teammates Mike Hargrove and Toby
Harrah of the Texas Rangers and Ron LeFlore and
Rusty Staub of the Detroit Tigers were among the lead-
ers Friday in the first announcement of voting for the
1976 American League All-Star squad.
The AL meets the National League July 13 in Phila-
delphia in the 47th renewal of the All-Star classic.
Hargrove leads AL first basemen with 82,661 votes to
69,437 for Boston's Carl Yastrzemski. Harrah is on top
at shortstop with 83,969 to 66,993 for Mark Belanger of
LeFLORE HAD 97,598 votes and Staub polled 96,525
for the second and third outfield spots- behind Boston's
Fred Lynn, who was the top vote-getter over-all with
151,105. Next among the outfielders was Texas' Jeff
Burroughs with 73,628.
The closest race so far is for the second base spot.
Baltimore's Bobby Grich holds a 5,000 vote lead with
91,744 to 86,665 for Willie Randolph of the New York
Yankees. Randolph is the first rookie ever listed on
the All Star ballot.
In another tight battle. Thurman Munson of the
Yankees is the leader among the catchers with 111,902
to 104,569 for Carlton Fisk of the Boston Red Sox.
THE THIRD BASE leader is Kansas City's George
Brett, who has 80,027 votes to 65,944 for Don Money
Of the current leaders, only Munson has ever started
an All Star Game before. He has been the starting Al
catcher in each of the last two games.
Rod Carew of Minnesota, who started nine straight
All Star Games at second base, is third in the voting
among first baseman following a position switch this
year. The No. 2 first baseman, Yastrzemski, has started
five Games in the outfield for the AL. Staub has
played in five games, all in the National League.
THE FIRST weekly NL leaders announced earlier
were: Johnny Bench, Cincinnati, catcher; Steve Garvey,
Los Angeles, first base; Joe Morgan, Cincinnati, second
base; Pete Rose, Cincinnati, third bash; Larry Bowa,
Philadelphia, shortstop; and Greg Luzinski, Phila-
delphia, Bake McBride, St. Louis ano Dave Kingman,
New York, outfield.
Voting continues through July 4.
PHILADELPHIA was chosen to host this year's game
to celebrate America's Bicentennial. The City of
Brotherly Love was also granted the NCAA basketball
championships, the NBA All-Star game, and the NHL
classic as well.
signs pro 1
By The Associated Press
OAKLAND - John Lucas, the
first player chosen in Tuesday's
National Basketball Assaciation
draft, signed a contract yester-
day to play World Team Tennis
with the Golden Caters.
The 6-foot-4 Lucas, who ap-
peared at a press conference
with team officials to announce
the pact, probably will play his
first game as a Golden Gater
Saturday night against the In-
Lucas, Maryland's premier
guard, was signed to a five-
year contract by the Houston
Rockets of the NBA for a re-
ported $850,000. The 21-year-
old star said at the time that
he was negotiating with a WTT
team but did not reveal which
He'll be getting quite a bit
less fro mthe Gators, but details
of the contract were not re-
vealed. "The Gators won't oe his
primary cource of income for
the next three or four years,'
said owned DaverPeterson.
Before the signing, Coach
Frew McMillen, whose team is
in second place in the WTT
western division after seven
straight victories, appeared
less than overjoyed at the idea
of breaking in a new player.
"It will be an interesting ex-
periment," McMillan said. "But
I reckon that if he's a starting
one sport, he ought to stick with
that. I mean, how many athletes
can you name who were out-
standing in two pro sports?"
"I'm keen to see him before I
take off for Wimbledon," Mc-
Millan said. "I don't Know a
thing about him. I've never seen
him play anything, tennis or
Lucas has won two Atlantic
Coast Conference singles titles
and one doubles title and was
considered one of the country's
top collegiate tennis players.
"When told I hadk
the lar ,
my reaction was:
is a lawyer
Drank Purcell, Attorney
JOHN LUCAS, first pick in the recent NBA draft, poses with a tennis racket and a basketball
hoop to symbolize the instruments of his future occupations. The former Maryland star signed with
the Houston Rockets of the NBA, and the WTT's Golden Gators.
ABC wins rights to LUTHER
next Winter Games THE BEST ANN
By The Associated Press
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - United States television rights for
the 1980 Olympic Games at Lake Placid, N.Y. have been awarded
to the American Broadcasting Company, it was announced yester-
IN A WIRE to ABC, the International Olympic Committee said
its decision had been made after the ICC financing committee "had
given ample opportunity to the other American networks, namely
CBS and NBC, to make an offer."
THE IOC said its choice of ABC was guided by three factors.
"The quality demonstrated by ABC in the televising of past
Olympic Games, particularly Munich and Innsbruck.
"The preliminatry study made by ABC on the technical
facilities to cover the Games.
"THE FACT that they will act as coordinating broadcaster for
the rest of the world, thus offering all other broadcasters a basic
signal and facilities."
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