Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 27, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta
10 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Monday, January 27, 1975 Littler completes comeback Everton winning Bing Crosby Open favored C7 C7 M. i.niMnniM PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) Gene Littler com- pleted his comeback from "my little setback of a couple of years ago" Sunday by winn- ing the Bing Crosby National golf tournament. His "little set-back" was cancer. He underwent surgery that involved some irreparable damage to shoulder muscles. His career appeared to be at an end. His life was in danger. WBC could grab Muhammad's title MEXICO CITY (AP) -The World Boxing Council has threatened to take title recognition from Muhammad Ali if the heavyweight cham- pion defends against unranked Chuck Wepner on March 24 in Cleveland. Telegrams to that effect have been sent to the WBC ex- ecutive board, WBC President Ramon Velazquez said Satur- day. He said that the WBC does not recognize Wepner, of Ba- yonne, N.J., as a suitable con- tender because he is not listed among its top 10 challengers. However, Elias Cordoba of Panama, president of the World Boxing Association, said: "According to WBA regu- lations, Ali has a year to de- fend his title (against the top Meanwhile, in the interim he can fight anyone he likes in the same class. It doesn't matter if the contender is not on the classified list." Cordoba said that as soon as Ali requests title authoriza- tion from the WBA's cham- pionship committee and pays his dues, "we will officially recognize the fight." Velazquez said he sent the following message to J. Onslow Fane, president of the British Boxing Board of Control: "In accordance with your wishes, I have formally notified international press media that the WBC does not recognize the Ali-Wepner contest as a title fight. If the fight takes place, the present champion will therefore be disqualified, and procedures should get under way for box- ers to dispute the vacant title." Ali was stripped of univer- sal title recognition in 1367 when he was convicted for refusing induction. But Littler came back, working, exercising and final- ly playing again. He won the 1973 St. Louis Open, but ad- mitted being fearful that the victory might have been a fluke. "This is the usually poker-faced, 44-year-old Littler said with a broad smile. "This really proves that I'm that I can do it again. He won the 34th edition of the tournament on the windswept crags and cliffs of the Pebble Beach Golf Links, one of the most demanding courses in the United States. He won over a field that in- cluded Johnny Miller, who set records sweeping two Arizona tournaments to start the year. "There's not a lot to mused Miller, who seemed re- lieved that the intense pressure of constant, daily national attention had been shifted from him. "Everybody had become so 'Johnny Miller-winning- oriented' it was hard for me, getting behind, to try to play for said: "The start set the tone for the whole tournament. I didn't play very well the first two rounds and I didn't have the punch left to catch up. "My game just needs rest. There's nothing wrong with my game. I have the technical part of it down pat. It's now 90 per cent inspiration, 10 per cent perspiration." LONDON (Reuter) English League leaders Everton emerged as the new favorites for the Football Association Cup after Satur- day's fourth-round matches and fifth-round draw. After defeating Plymouth 3- 1 at Plymouth, Everton was drawn at home against either Fulham or Nottingham Forest in the next round and was listed as a 9-2 favorite by one leading bookmaker. Ipswich, only one point behind Everton in the First Division standings, reached the fifth round for only the se- cond time in its history, Everton captain Nick Mills scored the decisive goal only two minutes from the end at Everton to give the home team a 1-0 win over Liverpool. SETTLE FOR TIE Ipswich was paired with As- ton Villa and was made 5-1 second favorite while league champions Leeds United, which could only draw 0-0 at home to Wimbledon, a non- league team, dropped down to third from first place in the betting list at 11-2. While Liverpool 'was mak- ing its Cup exit, Newcastle 'United, the other 1974 finalists, was being sidelined 1-0 by Walsall of the Third Division. A second non-league club, Leatherhead, gave Leicester City of the First Division a fright, leading 2-0 before the all-amateur side was edged 3- 2. AMAN, JOHNSON, KRAMER AND LUKOWICH FROM LEFT CRESTLINE BUILDERS MARKET LTD. 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Patterns and Woodgrains and Solid Colors By PAT SULLIVAN Herald Sports Editor If anyone ever comes up with a way to save points from one game to the next in curling, you can bet Terry Lyon of Pincher Creek will have had something to do with it. Lyon, the sentimental favorite in the B final of the Southern Alberta men's curling pla'ydown, lost a narrow 8-7 verdict to Roy Talbot of Red Deer in the final game. With close not being quite good enough Lyon must have wished he could have saved a point or two from his afternoon game with Mel Jordan of Vulcan in the B semi-final. Lyon was near perfect against Jordan as he ran away with a 10-2 triumph. Lyon scored once in each of the first two ends, took two in the third and put the game out of reach with three in the fourth. Jordan was able to count two in the sixth end but that was it. Talbot squeaked past Gil Schmaltz of Calgary 6-5 in the other semi final. And again it was with his last rock. Meanwhile, Ed Lukowich of Medicine Hat enjoyed Sunday's action, he had already earned a berth in the Alberta playdowns Saturday night with an 8-6 win over Talbot that took four hours to play. It may have been poetic justice for Talbot to win the B side but you'll never convince Terry Lyon and his rink of that. Lukowich, with Grayson Kramer at third, Dale Johnson at second and Wes Aman at lead, set up his trip north with a 9-7 win over Mike Chernoff of Calgary. On the other hand, Talbot got past George Fink of Calgary 10-9 in the other A semi-final. In other action Saturday evening Schmaltz eliminated Fink 13-7 while Jordan dumped Allan Zinger of Coronation 12-5. Lyon helped Chernoff pack his bags with an 13-11 Win in an extra end. Saturday's afternoon draw saw Schmaltz count a big six in the ninth end to thump Gordon Jones of High River 14-5, Jordan survived a last end bid by Wayne Warwick of Hanna for a narrow 9-8 victory and Zinger doubled the score on Bernie Wylie of Calgary 12-6. The story Sunday in the Talbot-Lyon battle was the two points Talbot scored in the fourth end. Lyon opened the game with two only to have Talbot knot the score in the second end. Lyon upped his lead to 3-2 after picking up a single' in the third. Then Talbot scored his big double and Lyon could not close the gap. Lyon scored once in the fifth, eighth, stole one in the ninth and finished with a single in the llth. But in the meantime, Talbot on top of his two in the fourth, matched Lyon with singles in the sixth, seventh, 10th and 12th. Talbot sealed the victory with a near perfect takeout of Lyon's rock in the 12th end. Lyon, hoping to hide his last rock behind two Talbot stones, was a little wide leaving Talbot a clear shot at his rock and the Red Deer skip didn't miss. With Talbot on his rink were third Dave Cruickshank, se- cond Alien Sully and lead Keith Glover. Stan Trout of Edmonton made good a last rock tap back to defeat Rick Cust of Edmonton 7-6 Saturday night to win a berth in next month's provincial men's curling finals. Trout, who won the Canadian schoolboy championship in 1965, nipped Cust in the B-event final of the Northern Alberta men's curling playoffs. The other regional representative in the provincial finals will be Tom Reed of St. Albert, who won his berth Friday night. Cust made a brilliant draw fully behind cover in the four foot with his last rock of the 12th end but Trout followed him down to execute his precise takeout. Earlier Saturday, Trout turned back Jack Isaman of Ed- monton 10-5 in the semi-finals of the B event and Rick Cust downed Gil Svensen of Leduc 6-3. Leafs happy to be getting home Slightly Damaged Ea. CEILING TILE Snowcrest Ceiling Tile 64 sq. ft. per carton. Per Carton Decorator White 64 n. per carton. Per Carton Blizzard Ceiling Tile 64 aq. ft. per carton. 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Last Sunday, after losing to Boston Bruins, the Leafs headed for the West Coast for games, in Oakland, Los Angeles and Vancouver. Not only did the Leafs drop all three games out West, but they were outscored 20-5 in the process. Sunday afternoon in Van- couver, the Canucks extended their winning streak to three games to protect their lead atop the Smythe Division, by downing Toronto 6-4. In other Sunday action, Chi- cago Black Hawks edged Cali- fornia Seals 3-2, Montreal Canadiens crushed Pittsburgh Penguins 7-2, New York Rangers edged Los Angeles Kings 3-2, Atlanta Flames nipped Buffalo Sabres 4-3, Washington Capitals topped delphia Flyers fought to a 2-2 Detroit Red Wings 6-3 and tie. Boston Bruins and Phila- Saturday night, Buffalo took Weekend scorers SATURDAY Rangers 2 at Pittsburgh 5 NY Rangers Stemkowski, Ratelle; Pittsburgh Ar- nason, MacDonald, Hadfield, Apps, Larouche. Washington 2 at Detroit 5 Washington Atkinson, Williams; Detroit Dionne 2, Jarry 2, Grant. Buffalo 7 at Montreal I! Buffalo Robert 2, McNab 2, Lorentz 2, Dudley; Montreal Lambert, 2, Mahovlich 2, Savard, Cour- noyer. Los Angeles 5 at Los Angeles Kozak, Maloney, Corrigan, Goring, Berry; NY Islanders K. Potvin 3, Bourne, Gillies. Chicago 4 at SI. Louts 1 Chicago Mikita 2, Koroll, Martin; St. Louis Unger. Kansas City 1 at Minnesota 4 Kansas City Charron; Mlraesota Oliver, Hextall, Stanfield, Rombough. SUNDAY Philadelphia 2 at Boston 2 Philadelphia Leach, Saleski; Boston Esppsito 2. Toronto 4 at Vancouver 6 Toronto Sittler 2, Ham- marstrom 2; Vancouver Rochefort, Robitaille, Ververgaert, Bordeleau, Bob- by, Sedlbauer. Los Angeles 2 at NY Rangers 3 Los Angeles Neyin, Komadoski; New York Rangers Sanderson, Ratelle, Butler. Atlanta 4 at Buffalo 3 Atlanta Ecclestone 2, Hextali, McCreary: Buffalo Gare, Martin, Hajt. Pittsburgh 2 at Montreal 7 Pittsburgh Larouche, Stackhouse; Montreal Lafleur 4, Mahovlich 2, Wilson. California 2 at Chicago 3 California-Weir, Stewart; Chicago Hull, Koroll, Boldirev. Detroit 3 at Washipgton 6 Detroit Hogaboam 2 Nowak; Washington Cowiek, Williams, Lesuk, Dupere, Kryskow, Lalonde. Montreal 7-6, Los Angeles and New York Islanders played to a 5-5 draw, Pittsburgh topped the Rangers 5-2, Detroit beat Washington 5-2, Chicago dumped St. Louis 4-1 and Minnesota North Stars snapped an 11-game winiess streak with a 4-1 win over Kansas City Scouts. Edmonton hockey fans got a look at Frank Mahovlich in vintage form Sunday night. Mahovlich picked the sagg- ing Toronto Toros up by their bootstraps, scoring a pair of goals and killing many of his team's seven penalties as the Toros dropped the hometown Oilers 7-5. Mahovlich's goals, his 19th and 20th kept the Toros from sliding into a second-place tie with the Oilers. In Sunday's other WHA games, Houston Aeros down- ed Winnipeg' Jets 3-1, Van- couver Blazers defeated Chicago Cougars 5-3, Phoenix Roadrunners blanked In- dianapolis Racers 6-0 and Minnesota Fighting Saints edged Baltimore Blades 2-1. Cleveland Crusaders edged Baltimore 2-1, Quebec Nor- diques downed Chicago 6-4 and San Diego Mariners defeated New England Whalers 6-2.