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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 11, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Norton game Ali named split on a INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) One round saved Muham- mad Ali from oblivion and will bring the boxing world what it once thought would be the greatest fight ver- sus Joe Frazier. That fight, in the advanced planning stages, will gross more than a million dollars, but Ali showed it will be a fight between a pair of has- beens. George Foreman knocked out Frazier in two rounds and Ali needed everything he still possessed to win the 12th round at the Forum on Mon- day night. That won a split decision over Ken Norton. If he had lost, the era of Ali in boxing would have ended. Norton had beaten him, break- ing Muhammad's jaw, last March 31, and the San Diego puncher landed the harder blows in the rematch. At 31, the former heavyweight champion said: "If you looked at movies of this fight and movies of my early fights, you would see I haven't slowed very much. I have made my comeback. I would like to fight Frazier next." Joe Frazier outpointed Ali in 15 rounds on March 8, 1971, and reigned as the chmapion, a position All never has attain- ed since he was stripped of his crown on draft evasion charges which later were reversed by the U S. Supreme Court. Ah, at 212, danced his way to a big early lead Monday night, then was slugged into corners by Norton and finally won the 12th round. Referee Dick Young scored the fight 7- 5 for Ali and Judge John Thomas saw it 6-5 for the ex- champ Judge George Latka scored 6-5 for Norton. It was Norton who proved to be the more punishing puncher and the man who tried to stalk an elusive target that danced around the ring and threw telling jabs. "I think I the San Diego fighter declared. "I had the more decisive punches and more power in my punches." Norton, at 205, was only two years younger than his foe from Deer Lake, Pa., but has been fighting only seven years. He showed a cut under the left eye in the 10th round, but it was Ah who talked of injury saying he had hurt his right hand in the sixth round. There was bedlam as the fighters went to their dressing rooms. First there was micro- phone trouble when they were supposed to hold a joint news conference, and then there was jostling between reporters and special patrolmen when Ali went to his dressing room. Those who could reach Ah heard him say: "He tried to win the 12th round, too, but he couldn't. I'm satisfied with my com- eback. I am scheduled to meet Rudi Lubbers in Jakarta and then I'd like to meet Frazier." The fight against Holland's heavyweight champion, on tap since last spring, is scheduled Oct. 20. Bowling banter The 1973-74 bowling season is under way at Capri Bowl and the stars of the opening week of play were Jenny 'Feher who turned in a solid 739 triple in Higa's with games of 243, 218 and 268, well over her last year's average of 186 David Smeed took the men's honors with 801 in Gordie's, posting 196, 259 and a big 346 he's looking forward to a banner year and has set a berth on the Western Canada team his goal. In men's league play, Harry Chapman paced Senior Citizens with 299 and 723 with Bill Koskoski tops in Green's Shoes with 345 and 781 In Gordie's the leaders were Dave Smeed 346 and 801, Ryo Nagata 321 and 726, Jim Higa 311 and 723 and Mike Zmurchyk 292 Keane Aldus topped Bankers with 286 with Mike Tobo's 330 high in JCCA Kim Kovacs led Young Adults with 299 In women's play, Linda Aspeslet 294 and Jenny Feher 268 and 739 led Higa's, Doris Vaile 256 in Senior Citizens, Francis Harris 303 and 730 and Mary Blair 282 Juniors' Shop, Edith Voth 269 and 726 Speedys with OFFAND RUNNING LETHBRIDGE WHOOP-UP DOWNS 7-22 Adrienne McKeever's 269 tops in Morning Coffee High in Martinizing were Linda Vrabel 316 and Doreen Wilson 278 with Erma McGuire at 289 and Gladys Armour with 282 topping Green's Nu-Mode was paced by Bernice Pavan with 286, Dorothy Sorensen led, Sundquist Construction with 287 with Betty Tomiyama's 267 leading JCCA, Pat Norlin's 736 triple high in Doug's Music and Sport and Cindy Pedrini's 260 leading Young Adults. A big year is planned at Capri and bowlers still wishing to join a league should contact Al Pearson at 328-4089 immediately Moonlight Bowl is scheduled each Sun- day night from nine to midnid- night Youth bowling registrations will continue this weekend with 220 boys and girls signed up for the coming year bowlers should keep an eye on this column each Tuesday for all the highlights of the season. Foreman ready INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) Heavyweight champion George Foreman Monday night listed his next two challengers as Jerry Quarry and Joe Frazier before he watched the heavyweight fight between Muhammad Ali and Ken Norton. "I'm going to fight Quarry in November and it don't mater Foreman said of the Bellflower, Calif., fighter who knocked out Tony Doyle of Salt Lake City 1.38 into the fourth round of a bout preceding the Ali-Norton match. "Then I'll fight Frazier again if we're both fortunate along the Foreman said of the man he defeated for the title early this year. Lethbridge Minor Hockey association ANNUAL MEETING TONIGHT TUES., SEPT. 11 p.m. Rm. 1 Adams Ice Centre FINANCIAL REPORT ELECTION OF EXECUTIVE TURN OUT AND SUPPORT MINOR HOCKEY' Tuesday, September 11, LETHBRIDGE HERALD Nastase fined for behavior Ali smacks Norton Muhammad Ali crashes a solid right hand to the Calif., Monday night. Ah won on a split decision side of Ken Norton's head during a middle round of over a game Norton, their 12-round rematch at the Forum in Inglewood, Red Sox stay in the thick of things Aaron homers, bows to flu NEW YORK (AP) Con- troversial Hie Nastase of Ro- mania was fined and given a stiff reprimand Mon- day for his behavior in two United States tennis tour- naments. The Romanian previously had been fined by the Association of Tennis Professionals for breaking a boycott of this year's Wimbledon tournament Local club dominates own meet Five members of the Lethbndge Summer Swim Club used the home pool to their advantage as they rack- ed up victories in their first annual invitational age class swim meet on the weekend Eight southern Alberta swim teams took part in the one-day event Saturday which featured 12 age classes Ken Bradley. Kyo Con- stable. Wyatt Blair. Brenda Oleksy and Fiora Wilson of the local swim club earned top honor in their respective age classes. Other age class winners included Donna Biddell. Brad Keifer and Carol Schieman all irom Medicine Hat. Robert Ingram and Gene Cleland of Brooks. Tom Payne of Taber and Tracy Feader from Claresholm The local club also captured the overall team title with 306 points while Claresholm plac- ed second with 228 points. Thi' latest fines were asst-ssed by the L'.S Lawn Tennis Association lor the player's conduct in the I' S Indoor Open at Salisbury. Md.. and the Western Cham- pionships at Cincinnati The penalty was announced In Forrest Mainline. Jr chairman of the I' S Lawn Tennis Association dis- ciplman committee Hainhne said Naslase would have 30 davs in which to appeal the fines LOST MATCH A SI 000 ime was leued for Nastase's actions in the In- door at Salisbury in February when, according io the dis- ciplinary committee he berated linesmen and deliberately lost his match against young Brian Gottfried An additional S500 tine was levied the Independent Players Association for his Salisbury deportment A second line of 500 was slapped on the East European ace tor obscene language and bullying of linesmen and the umpire in the Western Cham- pionships at Cincinnati in Au- gust Nastase allegedly hit balls at linesmen and refused to continue when ordered to by officials The Romanian won the Cin- cinnati event, which had a 000 prize He received onlv with 000 retained bv the tournament committee Hainhne said the additional SI.500. the difference between the line and the S6.000 withheld, would be forwarded to Na.sta.se now resting at his home at Bucharest before fil- ing to Los Angeles lor the Pacific Southwest tour- nament, starting later this week Neither wind, nor rain, nor Don Carrithers could stay Hank Aaron from home run No. 710. But stomach cramps grounded the Atlanta Braves slugger Monday night. Aaron posted his 710th career homer in the third inn- ing off San Francisco's Carrithers, leaving him just four short of Babe Ruth's record 714 But in the fourth he ran into something not on the Giants' roster and had to leave the game. "Hank had severe stomach cramps so they took him to a manager Eddie Mat- thews said after his club routed the Giants 10-4 Monday night "The doctor called about 11 and said he was okay." Elsewhere in the abbreviated National League Men's champion schedule. Pittsburgh Pirates pounded Chicago Cubs 11-3 and San Diego Padres tripped Houston Astros 5-3. Aaron will get another chance tonight when the Braves host San Francisco. In other games. Pittsburgh visits Chicago, New York Mets are at Philadelphia Phillies. Los Angeles Dodgers are in Cin- cinnati with the Reds, Montreal Expos meet the Cardinals at St Louis and San Diego is again at home to the Astros. Before departing, Aaron singled in the first off Juan Manchal then cracked his 37th homer of the season. It was the 39-year-old Aaron's fourth homer of the month and raised his 1973 batting average to a season- high .288. Newcombe in FOREST HILLS, N.Y (AP) John Newcombe was play- ing such bad tennis at one point last year that he took an evening off from the professional tour and went on a beer-drinking binge "I got very drunk one night and decided either to quit or put out." said the debonair Australian who now calls Tex- as his home. "When I put out I was sur- prised at how bad I was. It took me two weeks to get back into shape." This year, he virtually quit playing. In the first four months he did nothing but represent Australia in Davis Cup. But he recently decided to try for a comeback. Winning the U.S Open Ten- nis Championship wasn't a bad start POWERED KODES The handsome 29-year-old overpowered a scrambling Jan Kodes of Czechoslovakia 6-4. 1-6. 4-6. 6-2. 6-3 for the top prize at Forest Hills Sundav Newcombe "retired" after he won the Australian title in early January He won Wimbledon in 1967 and 1970-71 and -had planned his first major comeback test there this year But the Association of Tennis Professionals, of which he is a member, abstained from play in anger over the ouster of Nikki Pilic who refused to play Davis Cup for Yugoslavia. Kodes, 27. won the English title but was chided for winn- ing against a bunch of un- knowns. "I think he showed us he's a real worthy said Newcombe in praise of his op- ponent. "In the second and third sets today he kept digg- ing gold out of the ground. Sort of everything I did he had a counter for." Kodes eliminated top- seeded Stan Smith in a titanic match Saturday, in which he fought off two match points in semi-darkness Bowling Scores i i IKM Ml sl( smills Tami Wakelen 214. Elaine Tompkins 257 Maggie Oliver 238 Shirley Plontke 233 (626) Pat Norlin 258 Anne Miron 228, Mary Nicolson211 Irene Lynde 231 Chris Guenther 207 MM M. VIM I Kahe Pednni 233 Cindy Pedrirn 260 Jim Malcomson 263 Kim kovacs 299 (674) Garry Lnhms ?46 (658) David Wells 266 Tim Tinordi 279 Kevin Low 236 Merylen Bimndfje 230 Bill Todd 226 FERGUSON ADDED WINNIPEG Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League's Western Conference announc- ed Monday the addition of Rutu? Ferguson to the club roster. Team-mate Dave Johnson socked his 40th homer to take over the league's lead The slugging second baseman is more than a bystander when it comes to chasing baseball im- mortality. Rogers Hornsby once hit 42 homers in a single season, the most ever tor a second base- man. Boston Red Sox are happy to be where they are in the American League East Divi- sion race With their record, they're happy to be anywhere at this stage of the season. "We just have to go on win- ning." said manager Eddie Kasko after his team beat Baltimore Orioles 4-3 Monday night to make the race a little more interesting. The Red Sox have lost six more games than Baltimore and. before last week, weren't given more than an outside chance to catch the leaders. But the Red Sox took three out of four games in their Bos- ton series last week and Mon- day night, beat the Orioles tor the fourth straight time. "This victory gives us a lift, a little better feeling." said Kasko, whose team has taken 11 of 17 decisions from Balti- more this season. In other action. Oakland A's ripped Kansas City Royals 13- 0. Cleveland Indians nipped New York Yankees 3-2, Milwaukee Brewers defeated Detroit Tigers fi-5. Minnesota trimmed Texas Hangers 5-4 and California Angels whipped Chicago White Sox 7-1 Boston is in Baltimore tor another game today while Cleveland visits New York. Texas is at Minnesota, Detroit ib at Milwaukee, Kansas City at Oakland and Chicago in California. Bob Bolin pulled Luis Tiant out ot a seventh-inning jam and then pitched out ot a basesloaded mess in the ninth to preserve Boston's crucial victory CHILDREN'S 14 years and under Tues. and Thurs. 6 p.m. Reg. CA Now until m Sept. 18th............mm month a month for two in the same family under 14 ORR KARATE KUNGTU STUDIOS 158A-13thSt. N. Phone 328-1241 LIMITED TIME ONLY WE HAVE and a lot of our customers can't find us So below is a map Cut it out and present it to us and get one dollar off on any of the following operations Wheel alignment, wheel balancing, wheel straightening frame straightening, brake shock absorbers, tune ups DUDLEY'S CUSTOM SHOP 12193rd Ave. S. Phone MOVED ..I L r. o ,n 1 V 1 K) STRUT C i> CLUB S. 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