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Pacific Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - August 8, 1967, Tokyo, JapanAstrodome doubleheader upend Detroit Denver a the Denver Broncos of the american football league sparked by Bob Scarpitto s Surprise 28-Yard run from punt formation stunned the Detroit Lions 13-7 in a exhibition game saturday night for the first Victory Ever by an al team Over a National league team. The game the first of 16 pre season contests Between the two leagues was the first inter league clash since nil Green Bay whipped Kansas City 35-10 in the inaugural super bowl Las january. That was the Only al a flame prior to the Broncos up set which is All the More sur prising since Denver had dropped its first exhibition game last week to Miami 19-2.but the Lions playing their first game under coach Joe Schmidt did t score against a stingy Bronco defense until10 40 remained in the game. That touchdown came on a 15-Yard pass from Milt Plum to Bill , however was t enough to wipe out the Broncos second Quarter touchdown that followed Scarpitto s dash. The Denver punter to kick on a fourth-and-11 situation at the Detroit 44, hesitated a second the broke for the right sideline. Scarpitto reached the 16-Yard line for a 28-Yard gain and Avital first Down. From there it took the Broncos six plays an two penalties against the Lions but they got the touchdown on cookie Gilchrist s one Yard smash through the left Broncos scored earlier in the Quarter on Mann s 35-Yard Field goal. Scotty Glacken who engineered the Victory set up the three Pointer with a 50-Yardpass to al Denson Mann added another Field goal this one a 32-yarder, late in the fourth Quarte. Detroit 00087 Denver 0 0 10 3 13 Denver Fig Mann 35 Denver Gilchrist 1 run Mann kick Detroit Malinchak 15 pass from Plum Walker kick Denver Fig Mann 32 attendance21,223. Denver a statistics of the de troit Denver football game first Downs Rushing yardage passing yardage return yardage passes punts fumbles lost Yards penalized Detroit Denver 17 13 120 227 180 62 98 59 27-17-2 12-3-0 4-35.7 6-44.8 1 0 38 46 Japan pro Ball compiled from wire services Central league giants dragons tigers atoms whales Carp braves flyers Lions Orion Hawks buffaloes w 49 40 38 34 29 29 Pacific w 48 45 39 39 38 34 l. 27 32 34 39 43 44 t 2 3 4 4 5 4 pet. Go .645 .556 7 .528 9 .466 13 a .403 18 .397 18 /2 league l 33 42 40 41 40 47 t 2 3 7 4 2 0 pet. Go .593 .517 6 .494 8 .488 8 /2. .487 8v2 .420 14 sunday giants 9 Carp 5-5 buffaloes 6-0 Lions 10-4 Hawks 6 atoms 8 dragons 3-7 flyers 4-2 braves 6-7 Orion 3 track stars wed san Francisco up Tommie Smith and Denise Pas Chal two of America s great track stars were married Here saturday night. Smith is Holder or co Holder of nine world sprint records. His Bride set the Amer ican Mark for the 50-Yard hurdles. Victors whoop it up told pm so Houston a Thad Spencer and Jimmy Ellis Vic tors in the first round of the heavyweight championship elimination tournament whooped it up in the dressing room sat urday with Spencer Yelling did t i Tell you told you Jimmy and me would win he declared. And we Are going to meet in the i won an upset 12 round decision Over Ernie Ter Rell. Ellis scored a technical knockout Over Leotis Martin by shattering Martin s lip to kick off the tournament to name successor to Cassius Clay. As Spencer and Ellis celebrated across the Astrodome in a gloomy dressing room a tired beaten Terrell Lay on the table and said almost inaudibly beat Martin had gone to the doctor to have his severely Cut lip stitched. It was smashed so badly he could t talk to news was the first person to Greet Spencer when he arrive Dat his dressing room. I told you so Spencer yelled. I told you Jimmy anime were sleepers in this Tournai we Are going to meet in the finals too he added. Jimmy is my Friend but god bless Ellis just grinned. Ill let him do the talking and i la do the fighting he said. You Don t really think Youcan whip me do you Spencer asked Ellis. I think i can replied s try it now Spencer said taking off his Robe an striking a fighting pose. Ellis continued to Grin but did not Getup. Somebody asked Spencer Howe could be sure he and Ellis would meet in the finals Sug Gesting they might meet in the , Well meet in the finals Spencer said. We re Spencer said Terrell was fighting scared after i knocked him Down in the second said the cuts on his face were from Butts and said Terrell started fouling me in the Ernie Don t mean to be Dir dome sure of profit Houston a the first heavyweight boxing eliminations saturday Drew 13,946 at Tendance that paid $92,560, which insured a profit for the Astrodome Thad Spencer out pointed Ernie Terrell in 12 rounds and Jimmy Ellis stopped Leoti Martin on a technical knockout in the ninth round in the fights that launched the tournament to decide a successor to deposed world s Champion Cassius Clay. The fights saturday were Tele Vised and that paid Between $150,000 and $160,000. Thus the fight show Drew a total of about $247,000.the four fighters Cost $172,500 and expenses of staging the show came to about $20,000. Thus the promoter ended up with a profit of around $55,000. Terrell Spencer and Ellis each got $50,000 and Martin who moved into the tournament Only because Joe Frazier ranked no. 2 by the Aba boycotted the tournament received Only $22,500. The Best purse Martin had gotten previously was $2,500. To he said. It s just his does t even know he does it sometimes but he Hurt me wit those Low Terrell lost two Points because of Low blows in the 10th. Everybody says Terrell has such a Good left hand but i was getting me left hand in too he said. Ellis said he thought he could Knock out Martin in the first round. I had him in trouble but tried too hard he said. I had won three fights in the first round Martin s a Tough Man he added. I hit him with a lot Osgood punches. He took a lot of shots Ellis said he was never Hurt in the fight although helipad a Cut Over his left Eye which he said was the result of Martin butting him with his head in the second Jive Cut people before Ellis said in talking about Martin s Mouth injury. I Don t like to do it. I know i Wouldhave got the decision if he had not been Hurt and the Terrell who had to be helped to his dressing room said the kid never Hurt me. I was hitting him nobody can deny that. I beat about the second round Knockdown when Spencer caught him with a left Hook Terrell said simply the judge must have saw a Kitchen sink. Naw he did t Hurt me. I Wasoff Terrell who stayed away from Spencer during the late rounds said it was on purpose yeah i did have the fight on. Tell the Martin s lip went to pieces round by round until finally in the ninth a Large Cut opened tothe base of his nose. It s one of the worst lips i be Ever seen said his Cut Man Joe Polino. V. A v a a -. S s Vij of in

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