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OREGON SPORTS HISTORY/1966: Continental Football League wants to play in city, too

May 11-12, 1966

Former Portland Beavers pitcher Sam McDowell lifts the Cleveland Indians into the American League lead, but needs relief help, in a 6-4 victory at home against the Washington Senators.

• Tickets are going on sale for NFL exhibition games this year at Multnomah Stadium, promoted by Harry Glickman. The Minnesota Vikings will play the Pittsburgh Steelers on Aug 13, and a week later the Steelers will face the San Francisco 49ers.

• The Continental Football League is said to be considering Portland and Seattle for two expansion franchises that would increase the league to 12 teams.

GRELLE• Jim Grelle of Portland's Multnomah Athletic Club runs a 3:55.4 mile to win at the San Diego Invitational.

• Bill Bowerman, Oregon track and field coach, says a "State of Oregon Track Club" is needed. Oregon State coach Berny Wagner offers that such a club could win the AAU national title.

• Dave Phelan, a Portland State College history student, wins the Rose Cup sports car race at Delta Park in a Cobra before a crowd of 12,000

• State sweeps three games from Metro at Eugene's Bethel Park in the ninth All-Star baseball series.

• Referee Shag Thomas disqualifies Don the Savage, giving Pepper Martin the decision Saturday in the pro wrestling main event at the Portland Armory. The Savage refused to stop stomping on Martin's throat after Martin's foot got caught in a ring rope.