Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 5, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
g _ THE lErHRRIPOf HtR.AW Mont'��y, Mnvfiy 5, I1"? Talbot ncnh'tl jusl one victory rthcott rallies to win TABEB. f Staff) - If there was any doubt Ron NorthcoU of Calgary has lost any of his old touch it. was dispelled Sunday afternoon. NorthcoU, a throe-time world champion in the two's, fought, his way back from a second round loss Thursday to win the B section title Saturday night ami then completed his comeback with a brilliant two-vic- tory Sunday over Roy Talbot. Talbot, the defending .south curling champ from Red Deer, won the A section of the 16-rink play down luxury of a setback and North-cott accommodated him Sunday. Tn the first game, the A-B final. Northcott got off to a Kodiaks pressed for win Linebacker supreme Mike Curtis of the Baltimore Colts of, the National Football League, added controversy to the 1973 Kinsmen Sportsman's Dinner Saturday evening. Foreman nearlv missed Frazier HAYWARD, Calif. CAP) -Heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman nearly quit the ring three months before he took'the title away from Joe Frazier, he disclosed in an interview. Foreman was depressed over his cloudy financial future, feeling "so many people got their hands into my money, I might just be fightin' for the title, no money," the new champ said. Foreman's doubts about going through with the bout were revealed in a copyrighted story by Paul McCarthy in Sunday's Oakland Tribune. Last October, Foreman confided in a long-time friend, Barney Oldfield, "I told him I didn't want to fight Joe Frazier. I knew I could beat him, but too many people had got their hands in and I didn't want to be another sad story for people to write about. "But Barney told me, 'Well, Ceorge, the only thing I figure you can do is go knock Joe Fra-7;ier out and then come back and show people you can take all of this plus win the fight. If you don't accept the fight, people in boxing will always say, he's scared or something.' " "And there I'd be," Foreman said, "back proving mysef all over again." Foreman and his manager Dick Sadler were being sued for $200,000 by Martin Erlichman and David Miller, general partners in George Foreman Associates, the article said, and they may have been able to stop the Foreman-Frazier bout. Foreman filed a counter breach-of-coatract suit for $1 million. But the fight was further tlireatened when Frazier's manager, Yancy Durhham, filed suit against Frazier's lawyer, Bruce Wright. "I said, what is all this 1 read in the papers that Joe Frazier is supposed to fight me and then I see where this suit was comin' up and s,o many people got their hands into my money, I might just be fightit'' for the title, no money. One guy got S'l.um, one got S'j.uOO and. I diJn't r\en figla vet.'* Forcisn said. "It; was a strain on me, my wife was pregnant ind I. didn't even know if T had a fight or not." But Foreman made it look j easy as he knocked Frazier , down six times to win the ! heavyweight crown Jan. 22 in i Kingston, Jamaica. Only Talbot could afford the j quick start as he scored on the I first three ends for a 4-0 lead. ' He grabbed two right off the bat and followed with steals of ; one in the second and third. Talbot got two back in the fourth only to have Northcott bounce back with two in the fifth to maintain his four-point lead. Talbot trailed the veteran Calgary slop by a f+-6 count coming home without last rock. He was laying two when he ran out of rocks. In the sudden-death showdown, Talbot put the pressure on Northcott with a big three-ender in the first end. He appeared to have his game well in hand as he led 4-1 after three ends. Northcott rallied for two in the fourth and one in the fifth to tie the game before Talbot went one up in the sixth. The roof caved in on Talbot in the next three ends as he gave up two in the seventh, one in the eighth and three big ones in the ninth. * Talbot, facing a 10-5 deficit, never said die and kept battling back. He picked up two on the 10th end and stole singles in the llth and 12th. He was counting three when Northcott came to the hack with his last shot in the 12th end. Northcott made a brilliant double leaving Talbot counting one, a single point short of an extra end. In the B final Northcott gave indications of things to come as he walloped Don Garret of Calgary 10-1 in a seven-end game. Northcott, who had earlier defeated Van Reed of Delia 12-7 to reach the B final, stole five points on the second end against Garrett. He added dueces in the fourth and seventh to put the game out of reach for Garrett. Garrett won out over Don Seney of Blackie in the other B semi-final. Northcott �will now seek the Alberta title in Edmonton this month. Meanwhile in Edmonton Bob Cruiskshank of Red Deer won the Alberta senior curling championship Saturday when he nipped Virgil Gerber of Camrose 7-6 on an extra end. Before the win over Gerber in the A-B final of the double-knockout tournament, Cruikshank had won the A side 9-4 over Al Eusseault of Yellow-knife, N.W.T. Cruikshank picked up two points on the 10th end to tie his game with Gerber and then stole the vanning point on the llth when Gerber was heavy on a raise attempt. The Cruikshank rink now advances to the national seniors final at Sudbury, Feb. 18-23. Lethbridge Community College Kodiaks maintained their unbeaten ways in Alberta Collegiate Athletic Conference action Saturday by dumping Camrose Lutheran College 102-53 Meanwhile the gals from the LCC, the Kodiettes, made it a sweep for the locals with a come from behind 59-53 win over Camrose. Kodiaks were hard - pressed in the first half by their guests but pulled away to a 48-30 lead at the half and turned it on in the second half for the win. Curt Wolsey and Dwight White gave the Kodiaks nearly enough points to beat Camrose themselves. Wolsey rattled the backboards with a 26 point performance while White hooped 23. John Jasukiewicz added 14 while Bruce Mill's and Al Pard each came up with 10. Dennis Senada canned 22 points for Camrose while Gerry Relling chipped in with 11. In the gals' game the Kodiettes, who trailed 22-21 at the half, got 20 points from Deb Ranson for the victory. Shirley Yuill managed 13. Josie Salt paced Camrose with 15 points followed by Irene Kufeld with 13. While the hoop teams were matching shots in Lethbridge the LCC badminton team were guests of Camrose. The locals won their fourth tourney of the year as they picked up three firsts, two seconds and three thirds for 24 points out of a possible 45. Camrose came up with 16 while Northern Alberta Institute of Technology had five. Olds and Vermillion never piaced. Monica Lemieszewskl picked up one individual first and shared in another. She won the women's singles title over teammate Lyda Clark and then joined with Terry Link to win the mixed doubles. Link and Lemieszewski defeated Cam-rose 15-8 and 15-8, the same team that had beaten them in Lethbridge. Link and Rick David were second in the men's doubles followed by Jim Vickers and Hartley Leppard. John Jansen and Dawna Pickett were fourth in the mixed event. Lethbridge's other first place finish went to Miss Clark and Brenda Beazer in the women's doubles. Pickett and Mary Spanbauer were third. It's all over Ron Northcott, left, shakes hands with Roy Talbot as the southern Alberta men's curling final ends. North- cott, of Calgary dethroned Talbot, of Red Deer, with two wins Sunday at Taber. Four soccer teams sidelined Saturday First division clubs mauled LONDON (CP) - Elite English First Division soccer clubs took a mauling Saturday when fr.ui of tbrva wo.m eliminated by Second Division opponents in the fourth round of the Football Association , up Newcastle United, with six previous c-p triumphs lost 2-0 to Lutan T'j-".i, while Fverton, the Merseyside giant, lost by the same score at home to Mil-lwall. The cultured soccer style of West Ham United failed against Hull City, which won 1-0 on its Dwn field, and Carlisle completed a great day for the lower division by slamming Sheffield United 2-1. Five Second-Division clubs went into the fifth-round draw with the possibility of Cardiff, Sheffield Wednesday and Sunderland joining them there. John Aston, Luto's �30,000 signing from Manchester United, hit both goals against Newcastle to put Luton into the fifth round for the first time since 1959 when it was beaten in the final. Two second-half goals in three minutes spelled the end for Everton as a surprisingly low attendance of 37,000 saw Millwall skipper Harry Cripps and Alf Wood make sure of victory. Hull City players opened champagne to celebrate their victory over West Ham through Ken Houghton's goal in the 29th minute. Carlisle owed its triumph over Sheffield United to a 73rd-minute goal by Bob Delgado. Leeds United, now 4-to-l favorite for the trophy, made hard work of a 2-1 win over Plymouth. Allan Clarke and Mick Bates netted for Leeds though the current cup holders suffered a scare when Derek Rickard scored hi the 66th minute. Crystal Palace and Sheffield Wednesday tied 1-1 to force a replay. By THE CANADIAN PRESS SUNDAY Minnesota 4 Pittsburgh 3 Minnesota-Harvey 2, Pa-rise, Mohns; Pittsburgh-Hex-tall 2, Polis. Buffalo 5 Islanders 1 Buffalo-Lorentz 2, Per-reault, Mickey, Rombough; Islanders-Cameron. Rangers 6 Atlanta 0 Rangers - Stemkowski 3, Gilbert, Fairbairn, Irvine. Detroit 8 Vancouver 2 Detroit - Boucha 2. Eccles-tone, Redmond, Charron, Dionne, G. Bergman, Collins; A-B FINAL Northcott .. Talbot . SUDDEN DEATH FINAL 211 020 020 10X-9 000 201 001 02x-6 Northcott Talbot .. 010 210 213 000-10 301 001 000 211- 1 ANDY CAPP Lakers hot, >vin tenth By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Baltimore Bullets lost while giving up 125 points, 48 more than in a winning Friday night effort, but coach Gene Shue still praised the defence. "I was pleased with the way we played, but Los Angeles was just super," Shue said after the Lakers won 125-115 Sunday and ran their National Basketball Association winning streak to 10 in a row. Baltimore's Central Division leaders, who lrad 23 of 29, have held their opponents under 100 points in 27 games this season. But the Lakers ran their first-place record in the Pacific Divi-j sion to 44-11 as Jerry West and Gail Goodrich scored 28 points apiece. In Sunday's other games, Chicago Bulls pummeled Milwaukee Bucks 12i'-99, Boston Celtics overtook Philadelphia '76ei-s 123-115, New York Knicks beat Cleveland Cavaliers 114-97, Houston Rockets defeated Buffalo Braves 130-118 and Kansas City-Omaha Kings slugged Seattle SuperSonics 120-98. On Saturday it was New York 95, Cleveland 90: Boston 104, Philadelphia 100; Atlanta Hawks 105, Buffalo 101; Phoenix Suns 132, Houston 123; Kansas City-Omaha 105. Portland Trail Blazers 97, and Golden State Warriors 123, Seattle 101. scorers Vancouver-O'Flaherty, Le-mieux. Boston 2 Philadelphia 2 Boston-Sheppard, Hodge; Philadelphia-Barber, Clarke. Chicago 5 St. Louis 2 Chicago-Maki, I'appin, Maloney, Stapleton, Koroll. St. Louis-Unger, Barclay Plager. Montreal 6 California 1 Montreal-Lemaire 2, Lef-ley, Savard, Tardif, Wilson. California-M. Johnston. SATURDAY Pittsburgh 2 Minnesota 1 Pittsburgh-Apps,' MacDo-aid; Minnesota-Golds-worthy. Chicago 2 Philadelphia 2 Chicago - Redmond, Malo-n e y ; Philadelphia-Barber, MacLeish. Vancouver 2 Toronto 1 Vancouver-Boudrias, La-londe; Toronto-Monahan. Detroit 1 Atlanta 0 Detroit-Eeclestone. Buffalo 1 Islanders 1 Buffalo - Mickey; Islandcr-ers-Crisp. Rangers 7 Boston 3 Rangers-Tkaczuk 3, Ra-telle, Fairbairn, Sather, Vickers: Boston-Hodge, Orr, Es-posito. St. Louis 6 California 1 St. Louis-Thomson 2, Roberto, Huck, O'Shea, Sabourin; California-Graves. Montreal 7 Los Angeles 1 Montreal-Lefley 2, Wilson 2, Robinson, F. Mahovlich, Lafleur; Los Angeles-Ber-nier. The match between league-champion Derby County and UEFA cup-holder Tottenham Hotspur finished 1-1 after a classic battle. Burly Martin Olivers seized on an error by Terry Hennessey to blast Spurs ahead in the 77th minute. Roger Davies scored his fourth goal in four games for Derby to earn a replay. Liverpool and Manchester City could not produce a goal between them and must repiay. Chelsea recorded a 2-0 win over Ipswich, Bill Garner getting both goals. John Schlee takes first golf event HONOLULU, Hawaii (AP) -John Schlee's wife Sherri was sunning on a beach when a messenger informed her that her husband was coming up to the 71st hole leading the Hawaiian open golf tournament. When Schlee, the lanky veteran, holed a birdie putt on the final hole for his first victory in eight year's on the pro tour, his pretty blonde rushed into his arms and told him: "I can't believe it." It was the end of almost a decade of struggle and frustration for the Schtees. "I wish I could express the feeling of whining a tournament," he said Sunday. "It's something I've always dreamed of." The 33-year-old Schlee picked up $40,000 out of the total purse of $200,000 after his final-round 68, four-under par on the picturesque Waialei Country Club course. His 273 total, 15 under par, made him a two-stroke winner over Orville Moody, a runner-up for the second time in as many weeks. Tom Watson, the 23-year-old tour sophomore who led or shared the lead through the first three rounds, slipped to a 75 and third at 276. Rangers canH gain any ground, on the Canadiens Three clubs keep winning streaks intact By IAN MacLAlNE Canadian Press Staff Writer . New York Rangers, Chicago Black Hawks and Philadelphia Flyers continued unbeaten streaks in the National Hockey League during the weekend, but coach Jack Gordon used the "home-ice" rule to advantage to end Minnesota North Stars' five-game winless string Sunday. The Rangers won their eighth straight and stretched their unbeaten string to 13 by blasting Atlanta Flames 6-0 Sunday while Chicago went eight games without a loss by dropping St. Isolds Blues 5-2 and Philadelphia skated to a 2-2 draw with Bcston Bruins to extend their unbeaten streak to eight. And Gordon, employing the home-ice rule, in which the home team has the final say on line match-ups, took a 4-3 win over Pittsburgh to revenge a 2-1 setback to the Penguins Saturday. Elsewhere, Buffalo Sabres trimmed New York Islanders 5-1 in a penalty-free game at Buffalo, Detroit Red Wings romped R-2 over Vancouver Canucks and Montreal Canadiens maintained a four-point lead atop the East with a 6-1 victory over California Golden Seals. In other Saturday games, when all 16 teams saw action, the scores were: Vancouver 2, Toronto Maple Leafs 1; Rangers 7, Boston 3; Montreal 7, Los Angeles Kings 1; Detroit 1, Atlanta 0; Buffalo 1, Islanders 1; St. Louis 6, California 1 and Philadelphia 2, Chicago 2. Toronto visits the Islanders and Vancouver is in St. Louis for Tuesday contests. STEMMER SCORES 3 Pete Stemkowski's second three-goal night of the year paced the Rangers past Atlanta as Flames goaltender Phil Myre faced 49 New York shots. Rangers goalie Gilles Villemure faced 20 shots in posting his second shutout of the season. The Rangers, now lead the fading third-place Bruins by nine points while the Sabres closed to within five of Boston, and Detroit remained just one more point back. Saturday's Boston-Ranger game, in which Ranger Walt Tkaczuk scored three goals, was marred by three separate fights, including a clean decision for New York rookie Steve Vickers over rugged Don Mar-cotte in the third period. Chicago, while padding its lead in the West to nine points over runner-up Philadelphia, gave goalie Tony Esposito all the offence he needed in the first period when Chico Maki, Jim Pappin and Dan Maloney opened a 3-0 Hawk lead. St. Louis defenceman Steve Durbano, who picked up four assists Saturday, had a part in both goals-by Garry Unger .""(! Barclay Plager-to pull the Blues within one of Chicago midway in the third period. Bobby Clarke's 100th NHL goal at 13:14 of the final period at Boston salvaged the stalemate for Philadelphia. The game was delayed twice by fights in the thud period involving Flyers veteran Ed Van Impc and Wayne Cashman of Boston and a later flareup between Andre Dupont of the Flyers and Bobby Orr. Gordon, with the last say on line changes, sent his checking line of J. P. Parise, Dennis Hextall and Buster Harvey out to nullify Pittsburgh's high-scoring trio of Syl Apps, Lowell MacDonald and Al McDonough. Apps and MacDonald had scored the Penguins' goals at Pittsburgh Saturday. The "checking" Stars responded immediately, Parise scoring at the 1:46 mark and Harvey just 57 seconds later. Harvey later assisted on Doug Molins' goal to make it 3-0 and scored again to give Minnesota a 4-1 lead in the second. Hextall was aggressive throughout the game and was involved in fights with Bryan Watson and Darryll Edestrand. 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