Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 14, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
10 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Wednesday, February 14, 1973 WHA draft Tops World Association tvith 46 markers caUed off Lawson continues OTTAWA (CP) - Tlie World Hockey Association's open-sign-ins; draft of junior players, scheduled to start Thursday, has been called off. Doug Michel, president of the WHA Ottawa Nationals, said in an interview Tuesday that By THE CANADIAN PRESS Danny Law-son's Bobby Hull imitations are wowing the fans in the World Hockey Association. The real Bobby Hull, as every hockey fan knows, scores goals league president Gary Davidson for Winnipeg Jets' when he isn't has issued a directive to all WHA teams calling for a "moratorium" on the draft. He said Davison has referred the whole question of free drafting to committee study. Michel, who says he is "violently opposed" to the free-draft concept, said the Nationals were the reason for the postponement. "It's something I learned a long time ago. If there's something you don't agree with, get it put into a committee aa)d then let the committee come up with a report. "If the committee comes up with the same decision, get it put into subcommittees .... it could take years before a decision is reached." Michel said that the WHA reeds a draft "similar to that in the National Hockey League." The NHL meets once a year, and depending on what place in the standings a team finished in the previous season, bidding starts on the top junior players. coaching the club, signing autographs or coping with lawsuits launched by the bereaved Chicago Black Hawks, Ms former National League employers. So far, Bobby has scored a respectable 32 goals for the Jets. As of his four-goal performance in Tuesday night's 5-4 victory over New England Whalers, Lawson has fired 46 for Philadelphia Blazers, tops in the WHA. While Lawson was sinking the Whalers, Chicago Cougars battered Los Angeles Sharks 6-1 and Alberta Oilers defeated Houston Aeros 5-3. Cleveland Crusaders visit Philadelphia and Quebec Nor-diques entertain Ottawa Nationals in tonight's WHA games. There were no lawsuits when Lawson left Buffalo Sabres to join the fledgling WHA this season. The 25-year-old right winger had spent four years shuttling between the NHL and the minors, compiling a less-than-fearsome career record of 28 goals in 216 games. The Blazers needed his third four-goal game of the season Tuesday to stay ahead of New England. Lawson broke a 1-1 tie by scoring three in a row in the first period. Tom Earl made it 4-2 with the first of two goals early in the second but Lawson matched it 14 seconds later. Don O'Donoghue was the other Philadelphia marksman while Ted Green and Brit Selby scored the other New England goals. The Cougars, bidding to escape the Western Division cellar with six victories in seven starts, got goals from Larry Mavety, Rick Morris, Rosaire Paiement, Dan Lodboa, Bob Si-cinski and Bobby Whitlock. A power-play goal by Joe Szura in the second period averted a Los Angeles shutout. Veteran Eddie Joyal scored twice and set up a goal by Bob Falkenberg as Alberta built up a 5-1 lead before two Houston goals by Duke Harris tightened up the game in the third period. Billy Hicke and Jim Harrison also scored for the Oilers and Don Grierson was the other Aero marksman. Canadians fall to favored net victim stars TORONTO (CP) - Two Ca-n a d i a n s lost straight-set matches to their heavily-favored opponents in the $50,000 Toronto International tenis tournament Tuesday night. But Keith Carpenter and Harry Fauquier, both of Toronto, gave Aussie Rod Laver and American Stan Smith plenty of good shots to practise on. The top-seeded Laver downed Carpenter, 6-2, 6-2, while, the fifth-seeded Smith of Pasadena, Calif., was a little more chari- i Safeguard your Health and Budget! | Tough, Rugged Canadian Boot 8" Moccasin Toe Work (A) Features 'White Wave' $o!e and Goodyear welt construction. 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Pa-run was hampered by an injury to his racquet hand and withdrew from the doubles. Second-seeded Roy Emerson started and finished strong to oust Milan Holecek of Czechoslovakia 6-4, 7-5. Emerson won the final four games of the match when Holecek ran into grief with consecutive double faults in the ninth game of the second set. LUTZ WINS Bob Lutz, the seventh seed from Tiburan, Calif., was extended to a third set before he triumphed 6-3, 3-0. 6-3 over South Africa's Bob Maud, who dumped Laver in the quarterfinals of the last World Championship Tennis (WCT) tournament in Philadelphia. Carpenter gave Laver, the Baunton back with ruggers Bob Baunton was returned as president of the Lethbridge Miners Rugby Club at their recent general meeting. Doug Mundell will once again act as secretary-treasurer while match secretary is Tom Irvine. Club captain for the 1973 season is Archie Alexander while vice-captain is Will Birrell. Bob McMillan will handle the duies of publicity director. Anyone wishing to take part in the club's full summer session of activities is invited to contact any member of the executive. FITCH FINED HEAVILY NEW YORK (AP) - Coach Bill Fitch of Cleveland Cavaliers, who threw a temper tantrum Sunday night in a game against Atlanta, was fined $1,-000 Tuesday by commissioner Walter Kennedy of the National Basketball Association. WCT Group A tour leader, a good workout. If the Canadian had converted three break points the match would have been closer. The 31-year-old Toronto computer . company administrator served hard-scoring one ace- and his volleys brought out the best in Lavers' forehand and attacking lobs. "I played better than I have in a long time," said Carpenter who, like Fauquier, was inserted into the draw when WCT regulars Cliff Drysdale and Bob Hewitt', both of South Africa, were sidelined by injuries. "I saw a few shots that I had never seen before," added Carpenter who has yet to take a set from Laver in four matches. Laver said he didn't take Carpenter lightly. "You really have to look at it like any other match. You hav� so much to lose " Smith rarely attacked Fauquier and admitted later he was warming up for his second-round match today against Harold Solomon, his Davis Cup team-mate, who is primarily a baseline player. Fauquier said hta opportunity to play Smith was "flattering but frightening ... he was just practising." "There's nowhere to hit the ball," the five-foot, six-inch Canadian said of the six-foot, four-inch Wimbledon winner. "Y o u just make the best shot you can." Lutz, who won 12 of the last 13 points to sew up his match with Maud, was deadly with his passing shots. He said later that when he lost to Smith in the final of the Philadelphia tournament "I opened up my game and was going for passing shots and continued that tonight." "I was confident in my passing game and I was passing quite well off both sides," said Lutz, who meets unseeded Alan Stone of Australia today. The other singles matches will pair fourth-seeded Colin Dibley of Australia against Ove Bengston of Sweden and Emerson against ninth-seeded Phil Dent. John Alexander and Dent scored an upset in first-round doubles play when they dumped second-seeded Terry Addison and Dibley 7-5, 7-6 in an all-Aus tralia match. Take a deep breath Muhammad Ali get* a final physical examination from Dr. Donald Romeo as hts trainer, Angelo Dundee rear, and spectators look on. Ali meets European heavyweight champ Joe Bugner in a 12-round bout in Las Vegas tonight. Ali predicts seventh round Bugner might be taxed gery next Golfer Gary Player lies in a hospital bed at Pretoria, South Africa. He is to undergo surgery next week to have a cyst removed from his left leg, and also be treated for a bladder ailment. The confinement will force him to mis* part of the U.S. pro golf tour. LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) -Former heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali remained a prohibitive favorite to whip England's Joo Bugner in their scheduled 12-round fight tonight as a new controversy arose involving taxes. The United States Internal revenue service wants to impound money from Bugner including taxes on money he will earn from the closed circuit television in Europe. "It is a matter of the work being done here," said Leon Galperin of the revenue office in Las Vegas. He has been in consultation with the Washing ton headquarters to determine what action should be taken. Bugner collects $40,000 here but his total take from the fight will be at least $125,000 and Uncle Sam apparently wants his tax money on that amount. "I have our solicitor and auditor from London working on the matter," commented Bugner's manager, Andy Smith. "Until thongs are sorted out, I would rather not comment on them." ALI GETS $275,000 Ali collects $275,000 for his efforts to turn back the 22-year-old Hungarian-born Englishman who holds the European heavyweight title. Ali has trained hard, fully realizing that at 31 he must stay in condition. "The way I take such good care of myself I think I might be able to fight until I'm 40," Ali said. "I can't let a man like Bugner slip up on me." Ali probably will enter the ring a couple of pounds lighter than Bugner, who plans to come in at about 218. Ali also predicted he'll stop the Englishman by the seventh round but Bugner hasn't been stopped since his first pro fight five years ago when Paul Brow knocked him out in three rounds. If the bout goes the limit three judges will render the decision on the five-point must system. The referee in Nevada does not vote. Under the scoring system, the winner of each round gets five points and the loser four or less depending on his showing. The mandatory eight count will be in effect but the role which would end the fight after three knockdowns in the same round has been waived. The bell can't save a boxer, either. If he's down and the bell rings ending the round, the referee continues his count. The main event was slated for about 10:15 p.m. EST. To Washington Dwight White (left) and Curt Wolsey will see action twice as the Lethbridge Community College travels to Washington for a pair of weekend games. The team left today. Sport of all sorts ARGOS BUILD STAFF TORONTO (CP) - Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League announced Tuesday the signing of assistant coach Bill Quinter, 33, a former defensive end with Ottawa Rough Riders. Quinter, a coach at University of Pittsburgh since 1969, will be Argos' defensive coach, joining new head coach John Rauch and offensive line coach Rod Humenuik. ENTERS HOSPITAL PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - Pro golfer Gary Player entered a hospital Tuesday for surgery but ho expects to recover in time to join the United States tour later this year. Player was to have a cyst removed from his left leg and undergo treatment for an unspecified kidney ailment. HAS NEW JOB LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -Gale Sayers, 29, forced to retire from professional football last season after a series of knee injuries, was named an assistant athletic director Tuesday at the University of Kansas. SOVIETS COMING LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Russian Olympic basketball team, which won the gold medal and handed the United States its first defeat ever in Olympic play last year, will tour the United States this spring for a series of matches against the Americans, the Amateur Athletic Union said Tuesday. McLAIN SIGNS ATLANTA (AP) - Pitcher Denny McLain, 28, is among the first five Atlanta Braves to sign 1973 baseball contracts, it was announced Tuesday. McLain, who won the American League's Cy Young award in 1968 and tied for the same honor in 1969 while with Detroit Tigers, was acquired by the Braves from the Oakland Athletics' organization last June. He was 3-5 with a 6.50 earned run average for Atlanta last season. FASTEST BOBSLED LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) -The first team down the course, a Japanese sled driven by Su-suma Esashika, posted the fastest time Tuesday as practice trials began for the world four-man bobsled championships. Esashika piloted his sled to a time of one minute, 6.67 seconds over the one-mile, lG-curve Mt. Van Hoevenbarg track. BUCS WEAR BLACK PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pitts- burgh Pirates general manager Joe L. Brawn said Tuesday the Pirates will wear small black ribbons on the left shoulder of their uniforms during spring training games, in memory of Roberto Clemente. The Pirates' star right fielder died in a plane crash this winter while carrying relief goods to earthquake victims in Nicaragua. WOOD GETS RAISE CHICAGO (AP) - Wilbur Wood, the knuckleballing bullpen refugee who put together successive 20-win campaigns once given a chance to start, signed his contract Tuesday to become one cf the highest paid pitchers in Chicago White Sox history. The 31-year-old lefthander signed for an estimated $100,000 after posting a 24-17 record last season with a 2.51 earned run average. WON'T JOIN BOYCOTT WELLINGTON, N..Z (Reuter) Ken Murray, vice-president of the Canadian Commonwealth Games Association, said in an interview Wednesday that Canada will participate in the games here next year despite a threat, by some countries to boycott the event because of a recent tour by a South Africa rugby team. He said Canada will send a team of about 150.