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U.S. wins track medal

By The Associated Press
MONTEREAL - Bespectacled teen-ager Kathy
McMillan got the United States track and field
forces off to an unexpected start in the 1976
Olympics, winning the silver medal in the wom-
en's long jump yesterday.
The 18-year-old Raeford, N.C., resident be-
came the first American woman in 20 -years to
finish in the top six in the long jump, leaping
21 feet, 10 1-4 inches. It was the first time the
American women had gotten a medal in that
event since 1956, when Willye White also earned
a silver.
East Germanv's Angela Voight won the Gold
medal with a jump of 22-2, but it was young
Kathy whO captured the hearts and received
the cheers of the huge crowd at the 70,000-seat
Olympic Stadium.
MEANWHILE, shotputter George Woods of
Edwardsville, ill., a silver medalist at the last
two Olympics, barely made it into the final.
The 300-pound Woods threw only 63-3 3/4, two
inches under the qualifying standard. But, as in
the women's long jump, there were not enough
qualifiers to make a field of 12 and Woods made
it on the technicality. Afterwards, Woods was
angry and upset about his performance.
"I don't know what went wrong. I wasn't con-
necting and I was rushing it. I was anxious to
throw but I was getting off on the wrong step,"
he said.
THE MEN'S 800 qualifiers were Rick Wohl-
huter of Chicago and James Robinson of Oak-
land, Calif.
The big disappointment was Mark Enyeart of
Vernal, Utah, who failed to qualify in the 800,
clocking 1:47.96.
In the women's 800, the American qualifiers

were Madeline Manning Jackson of Cleveland,
the 1968 Olympic champion, and Wendy Knud-
son of Loveland, Colo.
The men's hurdle qualifiers were Edwin Moses
of Dayton, Ohio, Quentin Wheeler of San Diego,
Calif., and Mike Shine of Youngsville, Pa.
Pete Lee and Brad Rheingans, the last hopes
for the first United States medal ever in Olym-
pic Greco-Roman wrestling, were both eliminat-
ed in yesterday's fourth round.
IN WOMEN'S basketball, the Soviet Union
clinched the gold medal last night with awesome
lulivaka Semenova leading a 112-77 rout of the
United States.
Semenova, the Soviets' 7-foot-3 center, scored
32 points and grabbed 19 rebounds in 24 minutes
of action. She connected on 16 of 19 field-goal
attempts and also blocked three American shots
from her station under the basket.
In men's gymnastics, the big news was Niko-
lai Andrianov of the Soviet Union, who won four
gold medals, three of them last night. Andrian-
ov took top honors on the rings, the long-horse
vault and the floor exercise. He received his
other gold medal Wednesday night when the
Soviets took first in team competition.
AND THE Soviets, already in hot water over
several incidents, seem to be in more trouble.
United States gymnastics officials charged Fri-
day that a Russian judge and a Bulgarian coach
used illegal influence to try and help their ath-
letes in the men's competition.
Both Wettstone and Frank Bare, the executive
director of the U. S. Gymnastics Federation,
charged Soviet head judge Boris Chakhlin with
trying to get scores changed during the finals of
the team competition Tuesday night, when the
Soviet Union and Japan were fighting a neck-
and-neck battle for the team championship.

Ph yoto
18-year-old Kathy McMillan of Raeford, N.C., soars through
the qualifying rounds of the women's long jump yesterday at
the Olympics. Ms. McMillan gave the U.S. its first medal of
the track and field competition, a silver.

Indians scalp Tigers, 9-4

By AP and UPI
CLEVELAND - Back-to-back
leadoff homers by Honeybear
Blanks and Rico Carty ignited
a four-run third inning and
Frank Duffy doubled home a
pair of runs in the fifth last
night to power the Cleveland
Indians to a 9-4 victory over the
Detroit Tigers.
A pair of Tiger errors opened
the door to two Cleveland runs
in the first inning and Rick
Manning singled home a run in
the second before the Indians
chased Detroit starter and loser
Dave Roberts in the third.
Blanks hit his fourth homer
of the year and Carty blasted
his 11th homer to cap the inning.
The Tigers pushed across sin-
gle runs in the second and
fourth innings and Willie Horton
smacked a two-run homer off
reliever Tom Busby in the

Jim Bibby, 6-2, scattered eight
hits over six innings to pick up
the win.
Sox skunked
NEW YORK - New York's
Doyle Alexander flirted with a
no-hitter for the second time in
a month last night but was
nicked for three singles in the
ninth inning as the Yankees
routed the Boston Red Sox 9-1.
The Yankee Stadium crowd of
43,252 roared as Alexander took
the mound to start the ninth but
the cheers turned to groans
when Rick Burleson, the No. 9
hitter in the Boston lineup,
laced the first pitch of the in-
ning safely to right-center. Bur-
leson moved around to third on
a wild pitch and a fly ball and
scored on Lynn's two-out single.
Carl Yastrzemski also singled
before Alexander retired Bobby

Darwin on a grounder to nail.
down his first triumph since his
debut with the Yankees on June
19 and even his New York
record at 2-2. He is 5-6 overall.
Expos edge
MONTREAL - Del Unser's

solo home run off reliever Skip
Lockwood with one out in the
11th inning gave the Montreal
Expos a 3-2 victory over the
New York Mets last night,
Unser, traded from the Mets
to the Expos earlier this week,
slammed a 1-1 pitch just inside

the right field foul pole for his
seventh homer of the season
and second in as many nights
as a member of the Expos. The
two other Montreal runs came
on homers by Barry Foote ant
Larry Parrish in the fifth.

Major League Standings

w L Pet. GB
New York 58 33 .640 -
Baltimore 46 45 .505 12
Cleveland 45 44 .503 12
Detroit 42 48 .466 15:
Boston 42 49 .461 16
Milwaukee 38 50 .430 1'-
Kansas City 57 35 .620 -
Oakland 49 45 .521 9
Texas 46 45 .505 10'-
Minnesota 43 46 .473 13'-,
Chicago 43 49 .467 14
California 39 57 .406?0
Yesterday's Results
New York 9, Boston 1
Cleveland 9, Detroit 4
Milwaukee 4, Baltimore 3, 13 inn.
Minnesota at Chicago, n
Kansas City at Oakland, n
Texas at California, n
Today's Games
Detroit at Cleveland'
Boston at New York
Minnesota at Chicago
Kansas City at Oakland
Milwaukee at Baltimore, 2
Texas at California, 2

East -
w L Pet. GB
Philadelphia 62 28 .691 -
Pittsburgh 51 41 .555 12
New York 49 47 .511 16
St. Louis 40 52 .435 23
Chicago 39 54 .418 24'
Montreal 29 58 .331 31'
Cincinnati 59 35 .629 -
Los Angeles 52 42 .553 6'
Houston 48 49 .495 12'-
san Diego 47 48 .495 12
Atlanta 43 51 .462 16
San Francisco 41 55 .426 19
Yesterday's Results
Cincinnati 3. Atlanta 1
Philadelphia 11, Pittsburgh 1
Montreal 3, New York 2
Chicago 4, St. Louis 3
San Francisco 3, Houston 0
San Diego at Los Angeles, n
Today's Games
Pittsburgh at Philadelphia. 2
Cincinnati at Atlanta, 2
San Francisco at Houston, 2
New York at Montreal
Chicago at St. Louis
Los Angeles at San Diego

Daily Photo by SCOTT ECCKR
Arnold Palmer, 43, old pro of the golf circuit, surveys a situation with his caddy during yester-
day's second round action of the Canadian Open. After an impressive first-round four-under-par
66 Thursday, Palmer shot a disappointing one-over 71 yesterday, to fall three strokes behind
the leader, Jack Nicklaus.

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