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A roundup of the week Oct. 21-27
November 04, 1974
PRO BASKETBALL—NBA: Buffalo found the winning formula, and Bob McAdoo is the prime ingredient. McAdoo had 33 points and 22 rebounds in a 134-118 victory over New Orleans, and he scored 41 against Chicago as the lead changed 27 times before the Braves won out 105-104. Washington stayed undefeated, edging Kansas City-Omaha and Houston before victimizing Milwaukee two nights in a row. Milwaukee managed one win, a 92-90 squeaker over Chicago, but continued to occupy the Midwest cellar. Kansas City-Omaha led that division, the Royals defeating Los Angeles once and Chicago twice. Seattle recovered to post three wins, and Cleveland did the same thing, Atlanta rookie John Drew had 41 points as the Hawks crushed Philadelphia 125-92. Portland nipped Golden State 107-106, then lost to the Warriors 99-97. Philadelphia ruined the Jazz debut in New Orleans 102-89 before falling to Houston 110-86. New York dropped injury-riddled Boston 97-86 and Phoenix stopped Detroit 100-90.
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November 04, 1974

A Roundup Of The Week Oct. 21-27

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HOCKEY—NHL: The New York Islanders, surprise of the Patrick Division, turned in their first shutout ever, 5-0 against Washington, and blanked Minnesota 4-0 for No. 2. In between they nipped Atlanta 2-1. The Flames had better luck against Pittsburgh, clipping the Penguins 5-1, and they really singed Detroit 10-1. Boston walloped California 5-0, then tied Pittsburgh 5-5 with Bobby Orr scoring his first three goals of the season. Orr's fourth goal came in the Bruins' 4-4 tie with St. Louis. Philadelphia tied Montreal 2-2 and beat Los Angeles 4-2 before an affair to remember in northern California. There Referee Bryan Lewis doled out a league record 232 penalty minutes in the Seals' 4-1 win over the Flyers, after a third-period bench-clearing brawl interrupted play for 40 minutes. Chicago routed Toronto 9-3 and ripped Minnesota 6-0. Billy Fairbairn had three goals in the Rangers' 5-1 victory over St. Louis. Vancouver beat poor Kansas City 5-3, but the Scouts managed a 4-4 tie with the Golden Seals. Buffalo tied Toronto 5-5, then stopped St. Louis 2-0, while Los Angeles ran over the Sabres 7-2 and Detroit 4-2.

WHA: Toronto, atop the Canadian Division with a 5-0 record, was slap-shot happy against Minnesota, pummeling the Fighting Saints 11-2 after edging Michigan earlier 4-3. Pat Hickey had three goals and Tom Simpson four. The Toros also defeated Winnipeg 3-1. Quebec opened its season quietly enough with a 4-1 victory over Indianapolis and then beat Houston 7-2, Michigan 6-2 and Phoenix 4-1 for a rather full week. New England, ahead in the East, beat Houston and Indianapolis, while San Diego, the West front-runner, outscored Cleveland and Phoenix. Vancouver won two games, Houston slipped past Minnesota, and Cleveland and Phoenix played to a 4-4 tie, including overtime.

HORSE RACING—DAHLIA, ridden by Lester Piggott, won the 1?-mile, $152,750 Canadian International Championship Stakes at Woodbine Raceway in Ontario (page 24).

L'Enjoleur ($2.30), Sandy Hawley up, scored an 11-length victory in the $57,010 Cup and Saucer Stakes for 2-year-olds at Woodbine, setting a course record of 1:46[2/5] for the 1? miles on turf.

TENNIS—Argentina's GUILLERMO VILAS overpowered Raul Ramirez 6-0, 6-3, 6-1 in the final of the $100,000 Aryamehr Tournament in Tehran, Iran. Vilas paired with MANUEL ORANTES to take the doubles 7-6, 2-6, 6-2 from Ramirez and Brian Gottfried.

Britain wrested the Wightman Cup from the U.S., drubbing the Americans 6-1 at Deeside, Wales. British Captain Virginia Wade won both of her singles matches, as did Glynis Coles.

MILEPOSTS—REFUNDED: By the Pittsburgh Pirates to Pitcher JERRY REUSS, the $500 he had paid in fines levied for taking his wife on road trips.

SIGNED: VIC EDWARDS, to coach the WTT Pittsburgh Triangles, replacing Ken Rosewall. Edwards, an Australian, is the personal coach of Evonne Goolagong, who plays for the Triangles.

TRADED: BOBBY BONDS, from the San Francisco Giants to the New York Yankees, for BOBBY MURCER; and BILLY WILLIAMS, from the Chicago Cubs to the Oakland A's, for DAROLD KNOWLES, BOB LOCKER and a minor-leaguer.

DIED: PAT PIEPER, 88, public-address announcer for the Chicago Cubs from 1916, when Wrigley Field was built, until 1974; in Chicago.

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