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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 27, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDQE March Champs9opponents have lasted less than 12 minutes Foreman disposes of Norton easily CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) Foreman, a heavy- weight champion who works as if he left the car running outside, offers a bleak future for his next and most hated foe. Muhammad Ali, whom he's supposed to meet in September in Africa. "I think I can whip Ali in two the 6-foot-3, said after crushing challenger Ken Norton in five minutes Tuesday night before fans. Foreman sent Norton reeling into the ropes twice for mandatory eight counts in the second round and crashed him to canvas with a powerful left hand. Norton wobbled to his feet at the count of eight but his Eskimo players want new pacts? The finale Champion George Foreman drives a left to the head of Ken Norton and sends him into the ropes for a knockout in the second round of their heavyweight title bout in Caracas Tuesday night. Generals sign ace lefthander RED DEER (CP) Red -Deer Generals of the Alberta Baseball "Tuesday announced the of Bob Bridges, a -Canadian lefthanded pitcher of the Kamloops .Gkonots. Generals. owner manager Bob Worobetz said the acquisition of Bridges means the club will have a Canadian lefthanded pitcher for the first lime in the club's history. Worobetz said Bridges will be able to play in the Canadian playoffs. Import players are not eligible for the playoffs. Bridges is leaving the Okonots because of persistent reports the is about to fold; Bridges, a teacher in Kamloops, will commute to Red Deer for games during June. He was the standout leader for the Okonots during the last two Lacombe Lions ball tournaments. Besides a strong pitching record, Bridges been the leading hitter for the Okonots. wielding the club's heavy home run bat. EDMONTON (CP) The Journal says Edmonton Eskimos of the Western Football Conference are being beseiged by players attempting to renegotiate contracts, including some players who were said to have signed Tuesday. The newspaper said veterans George McGowan. Dave Cutler, Bruce Dick Dupuis, Tyrone Walls and Garry Lefebvre had not been "re- signed" as the club announced in a news release. "They're on second and third years of long-term contracts and any signing has been thusly Restricted to the newspaper said. The story said Eskimos, "the only Canadian Football League club which is not likely to be hurt by the World Football may be facing a steady stream of renegotiation proposals, including McGowan, Cutler, Lemmerman, Lefebvre and Charlie Turner, an offensive lineman. Nor Kimball, Eskimo general manager, in a telephone interview from Weatherford, Tex., said the sudden demand to renegotiate "is understandable." "I imagine all the players who signed before successful seasons want to he said, adding that the club recognizes the "situation as well as anybody eke." He said the club is prepared to talk to everybody and that the announcement was not meant to illustrate a hard-line club policy on renegotiating or giving the players any other sort of message. simply wanted the public to know that we had those people signed." McGowan. 25-year-old split end and winner of the most outstanding player award in the CFL, signed a two-year contract just before the start of the 1973 season. "They 've got me where they want me, but we're he said. "We haven't tossed any figures around yet but we are in the process of negotiating and I think there is a chance we will find a mutual agreement." Lemmerman, a 28-year-old quarterback, said he's in the second year of a three-year contract and expects the club management to "be fair and open minded." "I had a verbal agreement that if we went to the Grey Cup, which we did. I'd be able to renegotiate it." Lemmerman admitted the club could bind him for two years plus the option year. Lefebvre, a defensive back and punter who was switched to flanker in mid-season last year, said he's trying to renegotiate but the club doesn't have to. "In my opinion I deserve a raise and I just want to find out if they'll rip up the old contract and offer a new one, that's all." Kimball said if renegotiation will benefit both the player and the club, "there will be renegotiation." "I'd think it would vary with the individual case." trainer. Bill Slayton, leaped into the ring and the referee, Jimmy .Rondeau of Seattle, stopped the bout at two minutes of the second round. In three heavyweight title fights in 14 months. Foreman has beaten three'opponents in the combined time of 11 min- utes and 43 seconds. He floored Joe Frazier six times in Kingston, Jamaica, and won the heavyweight title in 4 minutes, 43 seconds. On Aug. 31 in Tokyo he stopped Joe King Roman in two minutes flat. Norton lasted five. Muhammad Ali, at ringside as closed circuit TV com- mentator who earlier had picked Norton, said, "I still think I can beat him. He hits harder than I do, but I am a better boxer. I'll dance and sting him to death." Ali got an echo from his trainer, Angelo Dundee. "I hope to God Foreman tights us like he did said Dundee. "Ali will move, stick him and pick him to pieces with straight punches. Ali will be the new champion." Foreman, 25, young, bull- strong and brimming with confidence, doesn't look like a man ready to be taken by a 31- year-old dance-and-sting artist. He was overpowering in his swift victory over Norton. "I was said Norton, who at 212% pounds was 12 pounds lighter than the cham- pion. "My battle plan was to go out and box him. I changed at the last minute. "I was flat-footed. I tried to take him out of position. I should have boxed more. It was foolish." In the first round Foreman scored with telling body punches and stunned Norton once with a long right. The second round was furious. Foreman slammed Norton into the ropes, sent him sprawling against another side of the ropes and in a series of punches ending with a left spilled the challenger on his back. It was all over. The gate was disappointing but Foreman had a guarantee of against 40 per cent of all receipts and Norton was guaranteed against 20 per cent. VOtYO WAGON fOlVO SEDAN. WITHEV YOUC After you've loaded the cargo area of a Volvo station wagon (it holds a six foot sofa and two _ you forget you have a wagon. Parked, it fits anywhere a Volvo sedan can. They're both the same length (which is about three feet less than those giant Driven, it handles as easily as a Volvo sedan because it comes with the same suspension system, the same tight turning circle (equal to a VW Beetle) and the same four-wheel power-assisted disc brakes. Come in and test drive our wagon. You'll enjoy our sedan. _ VOLVO SHORT STOP AUTO LTD. 538 6th St. S., Phont 328-6586 Aparicio, Cepeda released by Sox By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Shortstop Luis Aparicio and slugger Orlando Cepeda were released outright by Boston Red Sox, the Los Angeles Dodgers dropped outfielder Tommie Agee and pitcher Nelson Briles was placed on the disabled list by Kansas City Royals as player moves overshadowed exhibition baseball action Tuesday. "I've decided to go with our two young Burleson and Mario said Boston manager Darrell Johnson. "It's tough for a first-year manager to cut a hall of fanner such as Luis. "I hope he can catch on with another club." Aparicio, who turns 40 next month, is an 18-year veteran. Cepeda. 36, hit 348 home runs for San Francisco Giants. St. Louis Cardinals and Atlanta Braves before joining the Red Sox last year and hitting .289 with 20 homers and 86 runs batted in as Boston's designated hitter. With Cepeda. as with Apa- ricio. Johnson said he had de- cided to "keep more of these young people around." Aparicio has hits and has played in 2.559 games, tops for major league shortstops. He ranks 26th among the all-time base stealers with 506. Johnson said he will use a combination of Tommy Harper. Cecil Cooper. Bernie Carbo and Carl Yastr- zemski among designated hitters. The Red Sox' action came shortly after Juan Beniquez doubled across two lying runs, then scored the winner on Bob Montgomery's single in the ninth inning to lift them to an 87 victory over the Royals. Harper homered for Boston and Frank White had one for Kansas City, Agee. 31. a hero of New York Mets" championship team in 1969, was obtained by Us Angeles in an off-season trade which sent pitcher Pete Richer! to St. Louis. He had three hits in 20 at-bals this spring. Briles. obtained by Kansas City from Pittsburgh Pirates n an off-season deal, has been bothered by a sore right knee which he dislocated while working out in a Pittsburgh gym a few days before spring training started. By going on the 21-day disabled list, he will miss at least the first five days of the regular season. In .other games, Philadelphia Phillies blanked New York Mets 4-0; Houston Astros beat Montreal Expos 5- 1: Chicago White Sox topped St. Louis 4-0; Oakland Athletics beat Chicago Cubs 8- 7: San Diego Padres downed a Milwaukee Brewers' split team 4-1; San Francisco defeated another Milwaukee team 4-3: Cincinnati Reds beat Minnesota Twins 5-1: California Angels shaded Cleveland Indians 54 in 11. innings: Atlanta and New York Yankees battled to a 0-0 tie in 14 innings and Texas Rangers beat another Atlanta team 6-5. Philadelphia's Al Santorini. Aurelio Monteagudo and Mike Wallace limited the Mets to seven hits. Tom Griffin fired seven in- nings of four-hit ball to lead Houston. Rich Gossage. a 22-year-old right-hander, apparently be- came the No. 4 man in the White Sox' starting rotation when he pitched five hitless innings in the win over the Cardinals. Angel Mangual's run- scoring double in the 10th inning gave Oakland its victory. The Cubs" Andy Thornton sent the game into overtime with a two-out homer in the ninth. A two-run homer by Willie McCovey and a solo shot by Leron Lee led San Diego. The Reds got six-hit pitching from Pat Osbom, Dick Baney and Pedro Borbon to defeat the Twins. Lee Stanton's single drove in Joe Lahoud with the winning run as the Angels beat the Indians. Atlanta's Carl Morton and New York's Pat Dobson each hurled seven scoreless as the Braves and Yankees struggled to their scoreless tie. The game was halted when both teams ran out of pitchers. Lenny Handle's bases- ioaded single in the 11th inning gave the Rangers their win. Two officials of Zaire, the former Belgian Congo in Africa, were at ringside. They have put up million for an Ali-Foreman fight in their country next September, with each fighter guaranteed million. Tough night George Forerhan doesn't even have, a mark on him after knocking out challenger Ken Norton in defence of his heavyweight title Tuesday night. The fight went less than two rounds. i ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES NATIONAL East Division W L T F A Boston 49 14 9 327 197 107 Montreal' 42 22 9 271 222 93 Rangers 38 21 13 278 223 89 Toronto ___ 32 25 15 249 209 79 Buffalo 30 31 11 225.235 71 Detroit 27 35 10 235 295 Islanders 17 38 17 170 229 51 Vancouver.. 20 42 11 203 280 51 WMt Division Phila 45 15 11 242 Scotia 34 27 12 253.219 80 New Haven 35 29 10 283 261 80 Boston 21 39 11 229 285' 57 Spr'field 21 39 14 246 315 56 South Division Baltimore... 39 24 10 292 224 88 Hershey 37 22 13 305 231 87 Cincinnati 37 24 11 257 222 85 Richmond 21 38 13 238 304 55 Virginia ___ 22 41 10 207 288 54 Jack'ville 23 44 7 235 328 53 Chicago 36 14 21 242 147 93 LA 30 31 12 210 217 BASEBALL Atlanta 27 32 13 193 221 .67 Minnesota 23 33 16 223 244 62 St. Louis 24 37 11 188 223 59 Pitts 25 38 8 217 252 4 New York N 0 New York A 0 Atlanta A team 0 Chicago A 4 St. Louis 0 Calif 13 50 9 132 316 NHL LEADERS G A Esposito B 66 72 Diego 4- Milwaukee A team 1 San Francisco 4 Milwaukee B team 3 Boston 8 Kansas City 7 Orr B 30 81 5 Cleveland 4 Hodge B" 47 53 Cincinnati 5 Minnesota 1 Martin But 46 34 5 Montreal 1 Clarke. 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