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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 3, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 THI lETHBRlDCE HERAID Tuesday, July 3, 1973 He lived just a short Swede Savage is dead INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Swede Savage, the race car driver who twee survived criti- cal injuries, died Monday, one month and three days after a fiery crash during the Indiana- polis 500. Savage, 26, of Sante Ana, Calif, who was critically burn- ed Li the wreck, was the third person to die of Injuries at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this year. Doctors at Methodist Hospital said death was caused by lung and kidney complications. Savage was competing in his second 500 when his Eagle-Of- fenbauser went into a spin com- ing out of the fourth turn on the 59th lap. The car served, smashed into the inside retain- ing wall and expiated, scatter- ing debris for 180 feet. For two weeks after the acei- dent, Savage's condition was described as "critical but stable." "He had been getting better the last four or five said Gordon Johncock, the 1973 Indy 500 winner. "He had been improving a little bit and joking. With the improvement, k was kind of a shock when I heard it this morning." Driver Art Pollard and pit crew member Armando Teran also were killed at the Speed- way in May. Pollard died in a crash in practice just before the start of qualifications. Teran died when he stepped into the path of a fire truck speeding through the pit area to Savage's burning car. Joe Frazier victorious LONDON (AP) Joe Frazier knocked Joe Bugner down in the 10th round and pounded out a 12-round decision over the tough Briton Monday night in Frazier's first fight since losing the world heavyweight title. The ex-champion kept contin- ued pressure on Bugner with slamming left ricks and jolting rights to the head and body as he kept himself in the picture for a shot at champion George Foreman, the man who knocked him down six times and stopped him in two rounds last Jan, 22. Frazier dominated the Eu- ropean champion, who at times tried to box and at other times tried to trade punches with the ever-attacking Frazier. The knockdown came late in the 10th round when he bulled the bigger Bugner into a corner and dropped him to his knees. Thirty-six drivers and 26 other persons, including pit crew members and spectators, have been killed in accidents at the Speedway since it opened as a dirt track Aug. 19, 1909. Savage and his wife, Sheryl, who is six months pregnant, have a daughter, Shelly. 6. Swede, whose real name was David Earl Savage Jr., worked in a motorcycle shop owned by racer Dan Gurney when the creator the Eagle decided to give him a chance at Can-Am racing. He won his first championship car race in the 1970 season fi- nale at Phoenix He made every race on the championship cir- cuit last year, finishing 25th in point standings. A sixth in the Milwaukee 150 was his best fin- ish. IN 200 M.P.H. CLUB Savage was one of a handful of members of the 200-mile-an- hour club, turning a lap of 207 mph. at Ontario, Calif., last Feb. 15 USAC officials have not lisled an official cause for the Savage crash or the one which injured driver David Salt Walther in the aborted first lap of the rain- delayed race May 28. Walther is in serious condition at the University of Michiga. burns centre in Ann Arbor, Mich. RIGHT ON TARGET FOR 1975 SPORT AJVDY CAPP -AND IN Big Red Machine back Perez, Anderson agree By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Manager Sparky Anderson and slugger Tony Fere? agreei on one pig point following MOIV day night's 4-2 Cincinnati Red victory over Los Angeles Dodg ers: The Big Red Machine is back Perez belted a two-run home in the ninth inning off Jim Brewer, Dodgers' relief ace, give the defending National League champion Reds their dramatic victory, one which An dersen and Perez both fee might be the spark the du needs. "We're back in the league, said a happy Anderson, whos club registered three victories in the four-game series agains Los Angeles and climbed withi eight games of the first-plac Dodgers in the National League hack in there, West. "We're agreed other National Leagu games, Montreal Expos edgec New York 2-1 in 10 in nings, Sit. Louis Cardinal topped the Philadelphia Phillies 7-4, San Francisco Giants scored Atlanta Braves 9-5 San Diego Padres beat Houston Astros 8-5. In Sunday's games, the F rates beat the Expos 6-2 and. 4, the Mets, and. Cubs 'games, the giants beat 6- th And for menthol, get pack. WARNING: The Department of National Health and Welfare advises that danger to health increases with amount smoked. Braves 144 in the first game of a doubleheader, then lost th.e second 8-7, the Phillies dow the OardiiHrfs 1-0; the Ast topped the Padres and the Reds beat the 4-3 and 3-2. In Saturday's games, the Blues head west for lacrosse EDMONTON (CP) Ed- monton's North Gkopa Blues Monday won the right to n resent Alberta in the Cans Summer Games lacrosse com- petition with a 20-g victory over _ t Calgary It was the only tees of the five-team tournament for tile Spartans, defending provincial champions. Earijer they handed the Blues their only loss, an 10-5 verdict Saturday night. The Blues, who represented the province in the same com- petition at the games in led the final game 7-3 after one, oeriod and. increased their margin to ja-6 in the sec- ond period. Wayne Lamoureux led Ed? monton with six goals while Mark Valastin, the team's lead- ing scorer in the tournament with 17 goals, added four. Miles Cruse second three times 'for the Spartans while Chris Boa added a pair. In other games the Blues downed Edmonton Warfiawks 18-3 and Calgary stopped Leth- bridge Native Sons 9-5, in semi-final contests. tion Blagers, the other en- try in the cpanetijon, were eliminated Saturday night when they lost 13-7 to Letbbndge. Yorgasoivs triple the difference Edmonton (CP) Edmon- ton Blue Willow, defending champions, Monday won the provincial junior baseball championship by sweeping through a three-team double round-robin tournament unde- eated. The win assured the Willows of a trip to the Canada Sum- mer Games in Burnaby-New Westminster next month for the Canadian championship. The Willows clutched the title with a 4-2 11-inning decision over Acme Pirates early Mon- day and finished their four- ;ame sweep with a 2-0, seven- raring verdict over Orion Com- bines. Earlier they had beaten Acme 6-0 and Orion 4-2. In oth- er games, Acme defeated Or- ion 4r2 and 10-3. Doug Yorgason of Lethbridge led off the llth inping of the clincher with a triple against osing pitcher Don Bonham and scoreed on a singte by Ed Wag- ner. Wagner drove in the Wil- ows' first run in the seventh iming when they scored twice to overcame a 1-0 lead Acme gained in the first inning. edged the Cubs 2-1, the Pi- rates defeated the Expos M, the Braves dumped the Giants 5-2, the Dodgers nipped the Reds 8-7, the Padres banked the Astros 34 and the Cardinals edged the Phillies 8-8. Boots Day's pinch-homer tn the 10th mning-which jurt cleared the right field fence and Mets' outfielder Rusty gave the Expos and Steve ftenke, 7-5, the victory over the Mets. Texas Manager Whjtey zog told David Clyde to smile hut the Rangers bullpen magi hip weep. began for Texas be- fore Monday night's American League baseball game against Chicago when relief pitcher Sfeye Foucault collided with caaoh Jackie Moore while chjq- ing a fly ball during batting practice and suffered a broken left collarbone. Clyde, the 18-year-old, whjz who was the first choice in baseball's free-agent draft last month, then went to the mound for his second major league ap- pearance. He beat Minnesota last week. This time, ho went six innings before a blister forced hint to sidelnes. The Whte Sox managed three runs-r-two of them unearned thanks to Clyde's own throwing four hits while Clyde walked two and fanned six. OSEJS LEAP Clyde turned a 4-3 lead aver to the bullpjn but Bill Melton greeted Don Stanbouse, the fourth Texas pitcher, wift a garnering single in the eighth Ing and Ed Herrmann Sou- i name winner in the ninth. Elsewhere in the American League, Minnesota Twins moved into first place in the Division by four points over Oakland with a ft-2 triumph over Kansas City Roy- als while the A's were losing to California Angels Boston Red Sox nipped New York Yac- 1-0, Milwaukee Brewers shaded Baltimore Orioles 6-3 Betroit Tigers edged Cleve- land In Sunday'? games, the Yan- kees topped the Indians and 11-3, the Brewers downsd Red Sox 9-5, then lost the sec- ond game of their doqbleheaefer 4-2, the A's downed the White Sox 64 and 3-0, the Tigers de- feated the Orioles 5-3 and 1-0, the Twins edged the Angels 2-1 and the Rangers dropped the Royals 8-3. On Saturday, the Yankees stopped the Indians 7-3, the A's nipped the White Sox 3-2, the Tigers whipped the Orioles 4-1, the Twins downed the Angels fr- aud tba Royals defeated the Rangers 8-3 and 4-2. The Brew- ers and Red Sox were rained out at Boston. LOCALS BEATEN RED DEER (CP) Red Dew captured the Alberta ju- nior girls' fastballl champion- ship Monday for the right to represent the province in the Canada Summer Games in British Columbia next month. Red Deer captured the final game of the double-knockout competition 3-1 over bridge. Bradshaw wins in Saskatchewan REGINA (CP) Leo Brad- shaw of Toronto pinpointed his shots through the wind and rain Sunday to post a five-under-par 66 and a 209 total to win the Saskatchewan Open golf championship by one shot The aggressive young profes- sional pocketed a cheque lor and the Peter Jackson trophy, but he said he consid- ers those items modi less im- nrtant than the exemption for he Canadian Open that came with his victory. The exemption goes to the ow Canadian at each stop on the Canadian professional folf tour, previdiBg the tow finisher has not won a previous ex- emption. Bradshaw said the ex- emption fulfils a lifelong dream. Tve been trying for years to qualify for tint tournament" Bradshaw's nearest rival over tie par-71 Wascana Golf dub course Gary Bowerman of BclJcnDc, settled for LAUDS WINNER Bowerman, winner ri (he British Colombia Open last week, praised Bradshaw for "a antastic round the condi- ions." Bowerman held a one-shot ead after two rounds but faded o a one-over-par 72 Sunday and finished the Sfrbefe tournament twa under par for the days. The tournament ended in con- ditions vastly different from first two days. Friday's rounds were played in strong wind while conditions Saturday wen almost perfect Bradshaw, who had rounds of 71 and 72 on the first two days, said he is accustomed to play- ing in adverse conditions and the weather hurt many rivals more than it affected him. "Everything I hit went right, even when I hit k said the 26-year-old Bradshaw, who turned professianal last year. "When you get hot, you can't stop it" SHOOTS NINE BIRDIES Bradshaw had nine birdies on the final day, including three on the first three holes. He went one over par on two holes and drew a double-bogey on an- other. final-day per- formance left him two shots ahead of another young stand- out, Gar Hamilton of Toronto, who put together m fmal-rouad- 70 for a 212 total. Toor veteran Moe Norman of Gilford, Ont, placed fourth with 214 Host pro Len Harvey dropped to a 76 on the last round after earlier tours of 72 and 69 and finished fifth at Charles Green of Ventara, Ca- lif., finished with Mi sfisr 74 Sunday. ;