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year, in the usual time required requirements." Un town per- and on IN:THE WORU) OF SPG^S PHYSICAL HANDICAPS CAN BE OVEKCCJME-EVEN iN.TME FIELD 0F_ ,-KINREY MATSUYAMA PROVES IT--HE'S A BILLIARD FLASH Baseball. Avill. introduce Cozens Â»Â·. new faces jrithin a .tew weeks,.and the ; college i sports,-i as-.one BY PHILIP MARTIN npHEBE. are no .suc.i. .things as . . . handicaps in sports when you hare a fighting heart aod the flesh Js.willing. Take the case; of Kinrey Matsuyama, the tiny J*^4nese billiard player. Matsuyama lias reached the upper crust among;bllliard players despite thÂ« physical handicaps of weighing only 92 pounds 'and being but 59 inches in height. . He lacks reach and stature and, those readers who- have ever indulged in a game of pool or billiards know how-much of a handicap a short reach can be on a regu- lation'table that is ten feet long, fire feet wide and 32 inches .high. -Little Matsuyama, who proved the .sensation of the recent international 7 tournament in New" York and who at one time looked: th.e probable, winner ; over - Schaefer, Cochran, Horemans, and other competitors, realized,, hs handicaps many years ago, but deterniihed not 'to let them worry him.- He hasn't, --arid the-result is that he Is one. of : the foremost'cue artists in the world today. ' Â· . . " Â· . 'He even thinks he could beat any rival at balklineif the two were to play under the satire conditions. That is, : if each played on a table conipatible with their physical size, Of course,'Â· that can :never be Matsuya'ma 'must' work under handicaps. And tlie fact that lie has climbed to the top despite these handicaps ajces him stand out as one of the moat colorful ebaiacters in sports todav. lib fact:that he weighs Imt 92 iÂ»oiinas Â«ncl Is- only 59 inches'tall, Kinrey : ;Matsuyajna Is proving a sensation in the billiard with. their cons'tautly shifting classes, offer new laces every season. '..'Â· Â· " : / Â· Â·- .*.., * - . . . .-. . ; Â· , T HE jriajpr league clubs ;are to get away for ;their^annual spring .training- jaunts and -there are a. number ot . ; nisw face's to 'keep track, ofin .tlie::next;|e\y yjeek.s. The - YaBteesi.y'i'sUuUdiag; ,their club at spots.for-ntt^thevJ'jpennant drive, hsye' ; colorfuiiypungstfers in Lyn Laryj Gcrdon- .Rhodes-and Sherrid; . The '. Indians 'Have; high-Priced' outfiel8ers;: ; vin;",Averill and'.Porter^ , Tftef'rigerav.haye. Outfielder ^Johnson, ,tlte ; ,Gar48i a new second base 'coinb.ihaM6?n : lÂ» Selph and.--.G.elbert, thelÂ£*rates/a .promising "hurleiMnSte^; %etÂ«nfe ;ene-cou!d go ^Cftn-eyer uaming rookies-.: - ' ; 'Â·'Â·Â·''.'f'' 1 -'. Â·'.'Â· , ; . : - . . 'Â·.Â·',;Â»Â·;;Â·*,.- Â·Â·Â·_., -,-,...." TT' is this' writer's Uelief that Â·~ Detroit Tigers.-will te-.tlie. dark horse of Ui 6.1920 American: Â£oague race; and liiat.George. Uile may make a, pennant contender of the Tigers;.- '; ,- . Â·."Â·'. Â·-;.-.- ,..r;'/:'; 'Â·: . With Bucky Harris; able in respect, .managing;the Tigers, .they seem in'a nice position to shoot tlie front at the start ft the and stay ahead-the year arpund. : The b.ig "iteV iri-fliis are Ehjte a pitchenHeilmarin or Alexander as fir.sJ baseman, and rookie put-. iieiders7 But"the rookies look 'and one shouldn't be too surprises ifc-Vhle ; has one .6f his. best, Uhie, having o;ne of his "Teaty,earÂ» : Â·.voi'lci. TVTEW faces are .abundant, in sports -*-^ today. The'Â·'Â· outstanding' -litew face is that of Max -Scbmeling; the .German heavyweight lighter who is being boosted in-.some circles, .as the coming heavy weigh't '.champion of the 1 world. Â· Gus ' - Sonhenberg; wrestling king; has given:new life Joplin^Mo^golf pro.Ts theVevfest jwiil be.enough togive tUe sensation in that bt;anch of athletics, t punch.