Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida on June 25, 1974 · Page 11
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NEW YORK (UP1) Inevitably, the morning alter has to follow the night before and, like so many other transgressors before him, Muhammad All looked at things a little differently when he awoke Sunday morning. He didn't have a hangover because he doesn't drink, but he was palpably, genuinely, sorry for what happened Saturday night. Sorry he had said some of the things he did about heavy* weight champion George Foreman. Sorry that what he said had caused the Boxing Writers' Dinner to deteriorate Into a dangerous glass flying brawl, and sorry that he had talked too much. Maybe you'd never believe you'd ever see the day Muhammad All would ever admit he talked too much, but Sunday was the day. "1 talked outta turn, and I talked too much," he said. "I was off course." He said It without any of the usual Muhammad All marshmallow either. He said it like a man who honestly believed and meant what he was saying. At least that's the Impression he gave me. George Foreman, who defends his title against All Sept. 24 In T* IT Jf lamed Zaire, was being honored by the writers Saturday night as Fighter of the Year. He was being presented with the Edward J. Nell Award and All was to be the guest speaker. All violated rule number one by speaking too long, nearly 20 minutes. He took care of rule number two as well by demeaning Foreman. "I'm sorry It happened," All said. "I apologize to George Foreman and to all those people who were at the dinner. I apologize for getting on him, talking about him, and bringing him down as a champion. That probably got him upset. Still he had no right to grab my Jacket and rip It off. "I say a lotta things and do a lotta things for promotion, publicity and so on, but I wouldn't be so bold as to do what he did. Not that bold to rip a person's jacket off. That was a big move. That took a lotta nerve. "Where I was wrong, where I made a mistake was talking about him not being a good champion, not having a hard punch. The whole dinner was to honor him, not me. I shoulda kept that in mind. It's just that I was thinking about the fight In September, and when I got up to Who's World's Fastest Human? speak, naturally 1 wanted to say things to help It. I wasn't ready thinking that much about the dinner being In his honor. I'm Sure kings, presidents and politicians go to dinners honoring their adversaries and they don't agree with everything that's said, but they just sit there and don't raise any fuss. That was my mistake. I said some things I shouldn't have." During all the time All was talking at Saturday night's dinner, Foreman, according to those who were there, said nothing. All he did was glare at All In icy silence. When Foreman got up to leave, he was holding the placque given him and he told the audience he appreciated the award, but said he'd had enough of All. All impishly grabbed the placque from Foreman and held it behind his back. Foreman asked for It back and when All refused, the champ went right after It and that was when he ripped All's jacket. All then tore Foreman's jacket and literally yanked the shirt off his back. By this time, both fighters were being held back in a scene reminiscent of All's scuffle with Joe Frazier in a TV studio before their last fight in January. There were some glasses on the table In front of All and Foreman, and All, who thrives on chaotic excitement, latched onto a couple of goblets and flipped them In Foreman's direction. No blows were struck although All said Foreman did make a move to hit him when both were being restrained. When All returned to his hotel, there was a phone call from Herbert Muhammad, his manager. Herbert Muhammad had heard about the trouble and told All he was wrong In having done what he did. All admitted he was wrong. At no time during their eyeball-to-eyeball confrontation did All show any fear at all of Foreman. He acted as If he considered him one of his sparring partners. "That's my trouble," All said. "I'm not afraid of nothing. My first thought when he ripped my jacket was this was a bully move to undo all I had said and to put fear into me. I wanted to show him I'm a bigger bully. I wanted to be bolder than him. He has been going around saying he'd keep his cool, but he blew it." Muhammad Ali is 32, but still has some little boy in him. He agitates an opponent, seldom realizes how much a master he Is at It, and then is honestly surprised when the opponent reacts. When things sometimes get out of hand, Ali is sorry. Honestly sorry. That's the little boy in him, too. Smith Has Knee Surgery GREEN BAY, Wis. (UPI) Running back Barty Smith, the Green Bay Packers' No. 1 draft choice, underwent knee surgery Sunday night for an Injury sustained In the Coaches' All- America game Saturday night. Smith was Injured In the third quarter of the game at Lubbock, Tex., when he was hit while carrying the ball along the sideline. He was checked by an orthopedic specialist in Lubbock and then flown here early Sunday where Dr. James Nellen, a Packer team physician, checked htm In at St. Mary's Medical Center. Nellen performed surgery to repair torn ligaments in Smith's left knee. Smith, 6-foot-3 and 235 pounds from the University of Richmond, was starring for the East squad when he was Injured. He had gained 96 yards in 19 carries. NEWS-HERAU), Pananitt City, Ha., Tuesday, June 25,1974 # Coaches Game Successful LUBBOCK, Tex. (UPI) - As If the housewives of America don't have enough to put up with, what with costlier grocery bills and baby sitters, the football season will apparently be starting In June for many years to come. The Coaches All-America game has been going on for 14 years now and to hear the coaches and players talk about it the contest has a long future in this West Texas, football- crazed city. They held the game again last Saturday, with the West All Stars putting on a surprising display of smoothness to demolish the East, 36-6. And during the week before, Barry Swltzer, who led the West, "Is that five days after the game Is over nobody knows who won and nobody knows the names of the coaches. "That is great for us. There is no pressure on us, "I had heard from some of my players what a great game this was. They all said they had been treated so well and that they thought this was the best of the all-star games. "Now, having been here and seen It for myself, I agree. 1 would always recommend to my players that if they get a chance to play In this game they should take advantage of It." East coach Johnny Majors still felt the game wa's] the players Involved, h "I would tell my pfi come here If they 1 Majors said. "I think' ( good step for those : Wl_ goiitg into pro camps ^l course almost all of them I "And It helps when theyj a good time, too." The game kicked art Buffalo and New York years before comlhg to Lubj and last Saturday, despite' 100-degree temperatures gametime, more than 4! people showed up. The game's contract renewed only on a one' basis, but already the Foo Coaches Association — rtnu uumig UK WWR ueiuic, had less reason to like the game ^ utu;iiea ^as^umon — suunvsw as well as In the moments after after It was over since his team SO rs of the game—have aereea^ the game, the coaches and obviously did not have the w | t h Lubbock officials to rettfrtiJt players alike were so high in polish of the West, but Majors to West Texas in 1975. > "J.\i praise of what they were doing ' that it sounded like they had been bought off by the Chamber of Commerce. 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LOS ANGELES (UPI) Who's the world's fastest human? That question was still unsettled today despite Steve Williams' world record-equall­ ing 100-meter dash time of 9.9 in the National AAU track and field championships. Williams, the 20-year-old San Diego State sophomore who was the No. 1 sprinter In the world in 1973, was a badly beaten fourth in the 200, a race captured handily by Jamaica's Don Qurrle. Quarrle ran the 200 into a wind and won in an eased-up 20.5 on a Saturday that Chicagoan Rick Wohlhuter picked up an American record with a 1:43.9 clocking In the 800-meter run. "It was only my third 220 of Williams Heads Team LOS ANGELES (UPI) Steve Williams, who equalled the world 100-meter dash record of 9.9 at the National AAU track and field championships Friday, was named Sunday to head a 38-man U.S. team which will fave the Soviet Union at Durham, N.C., July 56. Also to run on the American squad is Rick Wohlhuter, who broke the American 800-meter record in 1:43.9 Saturday. Four Pacific Coast Club athletes who were National AAU winners—shot putter Al Feuerbach, high jumper Dwight Stones, intermediate hurdler Jim Bolding and discus thrower Jim Bolding—declined . to compete against the Russians. PCC coach Tom Jennings is at odds with the AAU over the AAU's restrictions to his athletes' European travel permits this summer. The Russians have beaten the Americans three straight meets indoors and outdoors. University of Florida's Jimmy Karnes is the head coach for the American team. "If a young man doesn't feel like representing his country in the most important dual meet of the year," Karnes said, "It will give another young man that opportunity. : High hurdle* —Charlei Foster, Tom Hill. DIKUI —Mac Wllklni, Dick Drescher. 100 —Steve William*, Reggie Jones. 400 relay —Williams, Jones, ! • Rlddlck, Mark Lutz. 3,000 —Dick Buerkle, Don Kardong. High Jump —Reynaldo Branch, Long Jump —Bouncy Roblnsson, • Hammer throw -Steve DeAutremont, Tom Gage. : Intermediate hurdles —James King, Mike Shine. 400 —Maurice Peoples, Darwin Bond. 1,500 relay-peoples, Bond, Terry Erlckson, Herman Frazier. Javelin —Sam Colson, Fred Luke. Pole vault —Dave Roberts, Terry Porter. 1,500 —Tom Byers, Mike Slack. Shot put —Jesse Stuart, Peter Steeplechase —Jim Johnson Brown. 10,000 -Charlie Magulre, Gary Tuttle. 200 -Jones, Williams. Triple, jump —John Craft, ' 20 —Kllomter -Jerry • Godwin. the year and I just didn't have | the conditioning behind me,' said Williams, a double sprint I winner at the 1973 AAU meet at | Bakersfleld, Calif. The 6-3 % native New Yorker | and talented Tennessee freshman Reggie Jones, the NCAA I 100-yard dash champion, are I expected to run against Russia's Valery Borzov in the U.S.­ Soviet Union meet at Durham, | N.C., July 5-6. "I hope he (Borzov) runs the 100," said Williams. "If I'm half as psyched as I was last year, I'll go under 9.9 and redeem myself as the world's fastest human." At Russia last year, Borzov declined to meet Williams on a head-to-head basis. But Williams caught him on the anchor [ leg of the 400-meter relay and won going away. Quarrle, who Is a co-holder of the world 200-meter record of 19.8, is a Jamaican and won't run at Durham. Asked If he would like to meet Borzov, he replied, "I would like to meet all good sprinters." Wohlhuter, a 25-year-old insurance adjuster who burst into prominence last year, missed adding the world 800 record to his 880-yard mark—but just barely. "I know I'm capable of getting it soon," he said. "But right now it would have put too much pressure on me. One way or another, I'll get the record." His 1:43.9 over UCLA's fast Tartan track was just twotenths off Italian Marcello Fiasconaro's world standard of 1:43.7. It did break 1972 Olympic champion Dave Wottle's two - year - old American mark of 1:44.3. At Durham, the 5-9,130-pound former Notre Dame runner will be rematched with Russia's Yevgenly Arzhanov, a sliver medal winner at the Munich Olympics. In a slow, tactical race in last year's American-Russian meet, Arzhanov beat Wohlhuter in 1:49.2. Late Box Steve Brown, Mark Moore, Arnle Calibrate Rivers c( Uenas 2b Alomar 2b Doherty 2b Robinson dh McCraw II Lahoud If Stanton rf Schaal 3b Rodriguez c Chalk as Hauler p Lockwood p Totals Calibrate Tew E-Nelson, LOB-Callfornla 2B-Llenas 2, HR-Roblnson Stanton. Texas akraU' 5 0 10 Tovar II 4 13 0 Billings if 110 0 Nelson 2b 4 110 LBrown 2b 5 2 2 3 Johnson dh 4 2 10 Burroghs rf 0 0 0 0 Grieve U 5 2 4 3 Lovttto cf 5 12 2 Fregosi lb 5 0 2 0 Hargrove lb 5 0 11 Handle 3b 0 000 Harrahss 0 0 0 0 Cardenas ss Sundberg c J Brown p Hargan p Stanhouse p Allen p 41 II 17 I Total* abraM 4 0 10 O 0 0 0'| 3 0 0 0 00 0 0 3 00 0 4 000 1000 3 111 2 0 0 0 10 10 4 120 30 0 0 1000 4 0 11 00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 nut Mt MlUt-It I MMM1*1~2 I Rodriguez. 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