NFL Rumors Flying Again * * * * * * * * * Rozelle Denies Fines Set NEW YORK (UPI) -- A report by a Detroit news- piper that NFL eommis- siaoer Pete RczeHe would only levy fines and win not suspend anyone as a result of his gambling investigation was termed Toes- day night as "completely misinformed." "No one possibly caa know what the determination of the case wfll be simply because the com- missioner hain't yet decided what wfll be the outcome," said Jim KensO, the league's pobEe relations director. Earlier, an article ia the Detroit News quoted aa "informant"* as saying Ro- zeHe's final decision involving four league teams Is expected in about three weeks. The teams believed involved are the Detroit Lions, Saa Francisco 49ers,~ Baltimore Colts and Chicago Bears. Several players and club officials may draw fines as a result of the investigation, The Detroit paper said that Detroit's all-league tackle, Alex Karras, win get off with a fine . . . probably u n d e r $2X00 since the NFL executive committee must approve any fine over that amount. Butts in 'Corner' Br DATI " Â· Ifirb ICtot Dodger Dynasty Behind Schedule Last year was to have been the start of a long rule by the Dodgers as National League champions, according to the dub's "timetable." After their collapse ia the last two weeks that led to a mer University of tie with the Giants and defeat in the playoff, the Dodgers Athletic director Finances, Calls Told by State ATLANTA (UPI--Georgia Attorney General Eugen ( were tabbed as one of the game's all-time *"foldup clubs." But that isn't true in the sense they meant it. They had excuses. They were breezing along comfortably towards the pennant until Sandy Koufax was sidelined. That put an extra burden on the pitching staff and it finally took its toll in the waning days of the race. But 1962 is past history now and the Dodgers are looking ahead to the domination of the league that is expected o' them. They still have, some problems that could cause concern 1 as the season progresses but there is no doubt but what they are the team to beat. Moose Skowroa s h o u Id prove to be the major factor ... if Koufax and the rest of the pitching holds up. Moose not only gives the Dodgers FRED HUTCHLNSON Could Have a Winner \ital righthinded power hitting, but he is a take-charge guy AH they need is something close to his production last year with the Yankees SO runs batted in and 23 homers. Stan Musial, whose word is highly-respected, is one who believes that if Skowroa has any kind of a year "the Dodgers wfll win easily. You won't see many lefthanders beating them with Moose in there. That was the trouble last year. Lefthanders could stop most of their hitters." * * * THE CHAMPION GIANTS SHOULD be just as tough, but it must be remembered that they "backed in" last year ... both in the regular season and in the final playoff game: Alvin Dark strengthened his bench by getting back Joey Cook said Tuesday that for- Georgia Wallace Butts divulged vital team secrets and was in contact with mown gamblers prior to the .962 Georgia-Alabama foot jail game. An attorney for Butts scathingly denounced the statements, continued in a report Cook turned over to Gov. Carl E. Sanders declaring it was "obvious" Cook was determined to find Butts guilty. The report of the two-week investigation said Butts had amassed a net fortune of approximately $206,000. His salary was $16,000 a year. Butts* resignation from Georgia, where he h a d coached or directed athletics for 25 years, was accepted Feb. 23. This was less than a month before a magazine article accused him of telephoning football information Chisox Drop Early Wynn * * * * * A ^ - '* **^ * 300th Win Growing Dim TAMPA, Fla tPI -- Vete r a n right-hander Early Wynn was informed by the Chicago White Sox Tuesday there Is no room for him on their roster. Wynn, 43, Is seeking a chance for one more major league victory that wffl give him 300 triumphs. Wynn was told that the Sox have decided to go with their young pitchers despite his excellent show- Ing this sptlig. In the last 13 innings he had worked, Wynn has limited the opposition to one run and four hits. He blanked Cincinnati Tuesday in a four- inning stint, giving up two hits. Wynn was told by the White Sox that he could negotiate for himself. His showing against Cincinnati impressed both Marty Mar- ion and Roy Johnson, who scout for St. Louis and the Chicago Cubs, respectively. "I definitely am going to recommend that the Cardinals sign him," said Marlon. -He looked fine to me. His arm was good and loose and he had excellent control." * ; Johnson satd be was going to turn in a favorable report to the Cubs. Lakers Win It! West's Steal Nips Hawks HIGH-LEVEL SHOOTING St. Louis' Zelmo Beaty fires a leaping one bander that fails to go in against the Lakers in Tuesday's second playoff game at LA. Sports Arena. Gazing skyward are Lakers' Rudy LaRusso (33), Elgin Baylor (22) and Jerry West * * * Celtics in Desperate Go Tonight CINCINNATI C?V--Trailing 2-1, the Boston Celtics will be fighting for their lives tonight when they meet the Cincinnati R o y a l s in the fourth game of their best-of-seven series. A loss would be dis- sastrous to Celtic hopes ol another NBA title. The two clubs will play in the" small 4.400-seat Xavier University field house due to a circus in Cincinnati Gar- 'dens, but so far the home! floor advantage has meant nothing. AH three games have ]been won oa rival courts. PUT IT IN WRITING, HO ... Belinsky Bans Press to Alabama coach Paul (Bear) Bryant just before the two] teams clashed in Birmingham last Sept 22. j Bryant and Butts have denied exchanging information that could affect the out( come of the game. j But Cook produced signed statements from six Georgia' athletic staff members that 1 le conversations, as reported,' Amalfitano and switched pitchers with Baltimore--getting Jack Fisher, who win be his fifth starter, and Billy Hoeft for Stu Miller and Mike McConnick. But if the Dodgers don't make it, veteran baseball men are looking for the Cincinnati Reds to come storming back. . Back in March, 1951, Cncy manager Fred Hutchinson declared This is the best chib I've ever managed." Nobody took him seriously. The Reds had finished 28 games out the previous season and were relegated to a second-division finish in the forecasts. The experts didn't even respect them when they were in first place in August The skeptics kept waiting for the favored Dodgers to come on ... but they never got there. * * * LAST SEASON', THE REDS DROPPED to third . .. finishing three games behind the deadlocked Dodgers and Giants. The Reds lost a chance of repeating in the first three weeks of the campaign. They got off to slow 8-11 start to fan 6J4 games behind the Giants (15-5) and four games back of the Dodgers (13-8). But from then on in. Hutch kept them moving better **""Â« the top two dubs. Hutch's *6I statement was recalled the other day when he again declared: This is the best club IVe managed . better than the one that woo the pennant. It has more expert ence and the pitching is stronger. "What's more, the players believe they're going to win. Even when they won two years ago, their attitude was strictly 'second division.' It wasn't the kind of attitude you Eke, but it's different BOW." Gene Freese is back, of course, but the one concern now is over the ana trouble which has plagued 23-game winner Bob Purkey aH spring. If his ana comes around... the Reds could wen be the most solid dub of aH. THREE OTHER TEAMS ARE GIVEN "fair to good? chances of moving nmj at the top three--Pittsburgh. St Louis and Milwaukee. AH, however, are considered "rays tery" dubs until it is seen how their trades work out and i their rookies come through- St Louis admittedly took a calculated risk that the young pitching would develop fast in giving up proven mound strength to plug shortstop with Dick Groat (Pirates and adding batting punch in the outfield with George Altaian (Cubs). Bat Branca Rickey shook up the whole organization the other day when he flatly said the Cards don't have (Continued Page C-4. CoL 1) Continued Page C-4, CoL 2) By ROSS NEWHAN I r t Stiff wrM- SAN JOSE--Bo BelinsVy went la war Tuesday over the lne of his life, Mamie Van Doren. A day earlier, the boy orator from the streets of Trenton announced his engagement to the movie actress. Twenty-four hours later the Angel pitcher declared a boycott of the Southern California press, declaring that it used underhand methods in announcing his engagement to Miss Van Doren. "I wanted to nuke a nice official announcrnv-nt but the papers got hold of it" said Belinsky. *I don't mind then usxtg underhand methods uith me. but when it affects ay girl that's a different (tor}"- I realize the majority of the papers are not responsible, but I must declare a blanket policy. From now on it's no comment oa all subjects." Belinsky indicated that Miss Van Doren w a s trapped onto announcing the engagement when a re- rrporter called her and said Bo had already made their wedding plans. Before placing the blockade of his mouth, BeEnsky revealed, "We have not as yet set a definite date for our marriage. Briinksl broke his boycott long enough to teB the Independent that Dean Chance would be his best man at the wedding. Â·He's my best friend," said Bo. By DON HARDIN Please, Lakers, don't do it that way. There are some Â· in the crowd with bad hearts. A wildly-cheering crowd of 11.225 at the UA. Sports j Arena Tuesday night saw the Lakers take a 2-0 lead over Â» the St. Louis Hawks in the finals of the Western Division playoffs in the National Basketball Association. The score . was 101-99. Trailing by seven points. 97-90, and seemingly out of the game with 2:19 remaining, the Lakers made one of their patented comebacks which had pulses jumping, not to mention the jumping of Doris Day and Danny Thomas. With seven seconds to go in the ball game, it appeared the Lakers would go into the Hawks* home lair with a I-I "" record. But West, the "Zeke from Cabin Creek," stole an inbounds pass from CUff Hagan and hit from outside the key with precisely no seconds remaining. Afterward, he was mobbed. Â·; Frank Selvy missed two free throws, but hit on the bonus shot to tie the score at 99-99 with 19 seconds to go. West made only 22 points in the game but his 21st and 22nd were two of the most important in his career. The last two were two of the sweetest Lakers fans have seen this season. * * * IT TOOK A HEART-PULSL\G comeback for the Lakers. Injury-prone and supposedly lacking good defense at center, they beat SL Louis at its own game--defense. Elgin Baylor, Rudy LaRusso and Leroy Ellis each had 14 rebounds. And, those rebounds were necessary, as Hagan, whom the Hawks invariably use as a sixth man instead of the SECOND, had 34 points to top all scorers and keep" the Lakers in hot water all evening. Bob Pettit scored 23 points, 14 of them coming in the second period. The Lakers, as a team, outrebounded St. Louis, 64-44. . They led at the first quarter mark, 24-19; trailed at intermission, 48-41 The two teams were deadlocked 70-aU at the three-quarter mark; the Hawks led throughout most of the final period; but West's dramatic goal made the difference. * * * BAYLOR, WHOM MOST FOLKS expected once again . to have a high-scoring game, collected only 29. But, once again, he registered ia the assist department with six. In the rebound column, Pettit led everyone with 16. "We need a split at St. Louis. But it's tough to do back there." said coach Fred Schaus. "I have to admit I thought we had lost when Hagan scored (with 27 seconds left to make it 99-93 for the Hawks). West's steal was clean. It teaches fans not to leave early, Schaus said. Hot Rod Hundley said,.*It's great to have the skinny little kid back." He meant West From SchausT "Elgin played great, just great" The Lakers now go to St Louis for their third and fourth games of the playoff series Thursday and Saturday. If the Hawks win one, the fifth game will be at the arena next Sunday. * if * PIrales Swap Coss for Houston's Mota --AÂ»oci**r4 PHIL STEALS HOME OFF DAI.EY Tony Taylor of Philadelphia steals home off Yankee pitcher Bud Daley. Daley's pitch hit Taylor and bounced over catcher Elston Howard's head in first inning. New York won 6-2. Pittsburgh May Lose Pirates prrrsBURGH (UPi-Vice President Tom Johnson of th Pittsburgh Pirates said Tuesday the controversy over a proposed municipal stadium has reached a "dead impasse" and it appears the club will have to move out of the city. Johnson said the Pirates have gone "as far as they can"* with respect to helping FORT MYERS, Fla. Â«V- finance the structure. "We can jj, e Pittsburgh Pirates an- go no further- he said. "Tni! ^ Tue$da afraid we will have to tike, / . ' . t- other action and leave Â«Â«Â» outfielder Howie Goss to e city." Houston for outfielder Manny County Commissioner .Wil- Mota and cash. liam D. McClelland said he] still insisted pri\-ate interests must come forth with more money than the $2 million offered by the Pirates. t*Â«-MWl C F r i l L . (tt) tnur u s-Â» J z FÂ«mier 1Â« Rxsia Â« Â» Â» Â« ISPrttt E1iÂ» I*|}ueearv - ' rÂ» t i l t Â»VÂ«uonn _jt iMJawiiiw, Â· arnÂ«tt C F P T Â» M l Â» 1 4 4 3 114 I U IM I I I l I II *Â» rt IT n--IBI rt 3* 23 I*-- 99 Exhibition Baseball SÂ«i oiÂ«a (COJ n. trrt Doc* (HI 1 College I5aÂ«fball USC t LwÂ« Â·Â«Â«Â» }Â«Â·Â» Â»Â· UCLA 7. Â»*stnwf Â« . . . Svol. t. VX ftrmma, U. a, r*CVrt.SJ JUHMT C4I Today's Sports Card NOTmt RcinÂ»--S*itÂ« Anita, 1:JB Â» m. CÂ«if--Mill.kM w Winon gt El Co* W f c l M Â» B.m^^^^ fonipn. 1 Â».m. to 11 Â·.m. wrnSifl*--Ofyrnpic AwdiTwIum. 1 i,m. Sports on Radio-TV vs. *e4 Sox. KFI. tTJB vm. Ararn n. Com. (MFC 1:9 f-m. WrnTlinfl. KTLA (5), I t m. MliXOSO SOLD TO SENATORS ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. tT)--Minnie Minoso, veteran Cuban outfielder, was sold by the St. Louis Cardinals tn the Washington Senators for an estimated $25,000, it was announced Tcesday. C. THOMAS IN SOLID Rig Names Lineup By ROSS NEWMAN 1 P-T snrr wrnr gers. e; George Thomas, rf;'stationed at third. Tom Satnano or Felix Torres,! No matter who flings Bcs- Exhibition Baseball SPECS SUCCESS CONFIRMED 4-EYES Roseboro Gets the Picture HÂ« AT St St IMM \ By GEORGE LEDERER |, I r Â» inn Â»rÂ«r .1 PHOENIX--John Roseboro _, 'envisions his best season as ' '-- Â·" of bespectacled catchers.'always appeared to be com- career, as did dint Courtney, ing ia with a hato." who played with the Yankees, It took Lee Walls, a fellow Brownsland Sena'*"when I block - .U.Â« wearer of glasses,_to con^ncej. Roseboro wc^dered ,f any somebody wfll jst tnne. Ia joining the rare ranks. (Continued Pa S e C-4, CoL 3) . if--Â£Â»worm. At Pvman* Mccft. FhJ SAN JOSE--While remind- 3tr, Jaa Fregosi, sÂ», and Ken ton's first pitch, however, it ing one and an that making McBride, p. - [.^31 cot affect the The either/or situation changes U allowed under the terms of hit contract. Man-third base wOl be decided '. _wynÂ«^ j Hor1qi 5V_**2F ' ~ resident. George! wSEi i, at least temporarily.1.^ ', race ager Bui Rigney named his ( whea Johnny Pesky choosesV sfjrting lineup Tuesday for between Monbouquette and:~ the Angels' April 9 season Wilson. WtSe both are right-l cpener with Boston. j banders, WUsoa throws much Named to face either BiH harder than his teammate. Monbouquette or Earl Wilson}. If Wilson starts, Rigneyj^' were: Albie Pearson, cf; BiBytwin open with lefthander retnrn ed to Moran. 2b; Lee Thomas, Ib;iSatriano at the hot corner. .Leon Wagner. If; Bobby Rod-|lf it's Moobo, Torres wiU be (Continued Page C-4, CoJ^ 4)1 M (7) md CÂ«r4 Â· lÂ»-i Â» ' Huct tftcr t u i . 'oSte'*HL c lf -***TM 31ARIS INJURY SAID BETTER LAKELAND, Fla. (LTD A spokesman for the New York Yankees said Tuesday "it b possible" injurtJ stagger Roger Maris may return to action ia tone for the Yankees* opening game on April 9. Maris reported Tuesday that he "experienced much less paia thaa he expected when he walked around this morning." said Yankee relations man Buv pronounced the experiment a at bat. "success. -So far, s6 good. The! TnÂ« =*Â« you * Â«" Â«*Â«n. ban appears so much sharper a*TMed Walls, the easier it that it should help both my wffl be.-* Roseboro apeed hitting and catching. aft" Â°dy * Jire ?*"Â«* behind Â·It win be even more help- U-.e plate, fal at night because I csed to Roseboro's glasses are the see rings around tie score-|Â«-iator Â«yPÂ«- The leases are board numbers and the taH hardened and shatter-proof. The correction is for slight astigmatism in the left eye and depth perception of tlx right eye. " The only other National _ League catcher who wears "iglassei behind the plate is Sawatskl of the Car. Ex-PWIie Staa Lopata pluses late in his Exhibition Standings AMEtrCA* UACU1 t r=rS5r _3 Â· A JOHN ROSEBORO Focuses on Big Year , .
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