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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 28, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Vxpos snap streak with 16-hit attach FrtcJay, April 28, 1972 THE IFTHBRlDGt HERALD 13 THAT FUNNY a bit dazed by the flow of words, Canadian heavy- weight champfon George Chuvalo, right, listens while Muhammad All monopolizes (he microphones during press conference, Chuvalo and Ali rneei Monday in a 12-round boul, (CP Wirephoio) with Canadian champion JL. VANCOUVER, B.C. (CP) Muhammad Ali battles Cana- dian heavyweight champion George Chnvalo Monday night while looking forward to some- thing he calls "my trip to the moon." The former world heavy- weight boxing champion trains hard for his Monday bout at the Pacific Coliseum, and he con- centrates on his goal of being the first to deck the durable Ca- nadian. At the same time, he talks of a return fight with Joe Frazicr, the reigning heavyweight king and the only man to beat him. "Whipping Frazicr could draw more attention than this last moon says Ali. "You know for that trip those men trained, they wont tiirough tests, the countdown and the blastoff. They reached the moon and they caine back. "For something so great as my fight with Frazier, I want to be ready. I want tr go to the moon and come back." That was the 30-year-old All's explanation of why he has cm- barked on a virtual figlit-a- YOUR HEADQUARTERS IN IETHBRIDGE FOR 10 SPEED BICYCLES All bicycles ore properly as- sembled, set-up and equip- ped wilh a kick stand and ser- viced with o 90-day free ad- justment policy and1 o 6 month pods and labor war- rnnty. BERT MAC'S CYCLE LTD. Your complete bike hcoHquarlers in S. Alberla 913 3rd Ave. 5, Phone 327-3221 Closed Monday Open Daily n.m. to p.m. Thursday anrf Friday a.m. lo OPEN A TOTAL OF HOURS A WEEK TO SERVE YOU month schedule, He beat Mac Foster April 1 in Tokyo, now fights Chuvalo and has a bout slated in June at Las Vegas, Nev against Jerry Quarry. "There is no better to Challenge issued by J Tier 2 clubs GUELPII, Ont. (CP) Two junior hockey officials served notice Thursday that there will be a challenge this year for the Memorial Cup by the Centennial Cup winner. Brent Madill, general man- ager of Guclph CMCs of the Southern Ontario Hockey Asso- ciation, and Alf Cadman, own- er-coach of Red Deer Rustlers of the Alberta Junior Hockey League, saiil in a joint state- ment that they may make the challenge. "Under Canadian Amateur Hockey Association regulations, the Tier 2 winner can challenge for the Memorial Cup and whichever of our teams win the Centennial Cup wants a shot at Madill said. Memorial Cup play this year will involve a round-robin series among the winners of the Junior A series of the Ontario Hockey Association, the Quebec Junior Hockey League and the Western Canada Junior Hockey League The Centennial Cup series, for the so-called Tier 2 teams, in- volves Guelpb and Reel Deer anc. opens tonight in Kitchener. Second game of the scries will also be played in Kitchener with the rest of the series in Guclph. Harness races won't he Lack CALGARY (CP) The Cal- gary Exhibition and Stampede board said Thursday there will be no _ harness racing in the city this year, mainly because it lost during the 1971 operation. The board previously an- nounced tiie sport would lie suspended for at least a year, but the decision drew sirong reaction from harness horse owners, and racing committee members agreed to reconsider. keep in shape than fighting, know I was too heavy in Tokj but I was comfortable." He weighed 226 for the Foste fight but expects to te at 215 fo Chuvalo, whom he outpointed i a 15-round title fight in 1956. Sparring with Vernon Mi Intosh and Charlie James Fr day, Ali on uppercut, calling them "neck stretchers. He explained that Chuval comes in .low and has a sho: neck and he'd like to straighte him up shortly after the start their scheduled 12-round bout. Then again he looked ahe; and repeated his contention fha the Frazier rematch should b held in the huge Astrodome n Houston. "It's the biggest indoor aren and I think the most people po sible should be there to us. said Ali. "I don't think our figi should be in a little bill place." COOKE HOLDS CONTRACTS Jack Kent Cooke, owner i the Forum in Los Angele might not appreciate any refe ence to his arena as little an be holds the contracts for 11 return match. Ah said he wouldn't mind all fighting in Los Angeles, b he still feels Houston would b better. And on the same subjec Murray Fezim of Vancouve promoting his first fight evi with the Ali-Chuvalo mate said that if it's financially su cessful, he'd like to have and Frazier in lllis Canadia city, "I know Cooke owns tl match, but he might not want have it in Los e: plained Fezim. "And if we c well with Ali and Chuvalo, think we'd do great with the b: one." Should Chuvalo upset the c champ, liowevcr, resbufflii be in order. BROKEN? Hove it replaced now by experts at Letlibridge Sash Door! PREE PICK-UP AND DEI1VERY OF YOUR CAfll Corner 5rh Ave., 4lh St. S. Phone 327-1581 MCCARTHY NAMED COACI DALLAS CAP) Babe M Carthy, head coach of Mcmpb Pros, was named the new hen coach of Dallas Chaparrals the American Basketball Ass ciation Thursday. McCarthy, dr-an of AP. coaches, replaces Tom Ni .salke who went lo Seattle Sup- crsonics of the National Bas- ketball Association last McCarthy was released from his Memphis contract. limmer wasn't even sure he had y THE AS.SOCr.VTKIl I'KKSS "I hope we're not all That was Don Zlniniur's first caction when lie and fellow San 3logo coaches Roger Craig and iob Skinner, out playing Vcclnesday morning, were hat Padres general manager S. J. (Buzzie) Bavasi wanted to ee them. Their jobs, however, were iafe. It was Preston Gomez, the Jadres' field manager, who got he axe. And it was Zimmer vho got his job. "I've always wanted to be a major-league said Zimmer, who went from the dodgers' world championship dubs of 1955 in Brooklyn and JB59 in Los Angeles to become a charter member of the bum- bling New York Mets in the course of his 23 seasons in pro- fessional ball. "But I never expected II would happen like dim- mer added. Whether he expected what happened Thursday night though is debatable. It wasn'i very different from what has happened pretty regularly to the Padres since their inception with Gomez at the in 1569, LOSE TO METS What happened Is that they Tost -5-3 to the Mets. It was San Diego's sixth setback in seven games while, for the Mets home runs by Rusty Stauu am Jerry Grote paved the way ti victory No. 6 in a row. In the only other games 01 Thursday's abbreviated Na tional League schedule, Cincin nati Reds slipped past Pitts burgh Pirates 5-4, Philadeiphi Phillies topped San Francisc Giants 7-6 and Montreal Expo outlasted Los Angeles Dodger 7-5. The American League wa idle. Staub's homer, a walk an Grote's triple gave New York c. 2-fl lead in the top of the secon hut San Diego rallied to tie it i the bottom of the inning as Olli Brown sent one run in with grounder and Clarence Camp bell doubled home the other, Cleon Jones' run-scoring sin gle put the Mets on top for goat in the sixth, and one innin later, Grote's homer gave the: the cushion they needed as Nai Colbert's sacrifice fly cut th final margin to a run with a eighth-inning sacrifice Cly. Cincinnati in general, and Jo- Morgan in particular, literati stole its victory against the Fir ates. With the game deadlocked 3- in Hie ninth inning, Morgan le off with a walk and promptl sw Sped second. So P ittsburg gave Bobby Tolan an Intentiona he and Morgan re sponded with a double steal. And after Tony Perez was1 !so purposely passed to load ic bases with one out, Ted Uhl- cnder, an otf-seasoa acquisi- on from Cleveland, got Ins rst National League hit, a un-scoring single, Denis Mcnke hit a sacrifice fly that to be the Reds' winning run. Jones hot during golf league play Gary Jones playing with th Fleming's foursome d i d n have to reach for his golf club too offten in Lakeside Go League action Thursday nigh Jones found the course to hi liking and carted home the loi net and low gross honors. In team play, Dorigatti1 kept pace with Ownes for to spot in (be 1G team league cap luring the low team net score "I'm going at top speed after two said Morgan. "There's nobody I can't steal bases on." And Cincinnati manager Sparky Anderson added: "He's not so fast as he is quick If Joe leads off the seventh, eighth or ninth and gels on, you know there's a great chance he'll be on second and you'll win the ball game." Don Money had a pair and Deron Johnson added one for Pluladelphia while Dave King- man ripped his fifth of the year for San Francisco. Ron Hunt and Ken Singleton, with three hits apiece, paced a 16-hit Montreal assault that cna- IF VOU DON'T MIND, MISTER CAPP I'M THE EXPERT.' YOU'RE THE LOOK, SON, WF WERE COMIN1 'ER BEFORE you WERE BORN.'.