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1 Zaniora Wins litle lost Sngclesc imt$ 1 on Fourth-Round 1(0 BUSINESS & FINANCE cc PART III. .t SATURDAY, MARCH 15,1975 Rest; Meyers . . v BY DWIGHT CHAPIN Times SUH Writtr " PULLMAN, Wash,-Coach ' John . Wooden of UCLA could be forgiven ' y -tor having an uneasy feeling tonight vhen his Brjiins meet Michigan jn T the .first round of the NCAA tour- nament' ; V ' v Everybody seems to be saying the Wolverines (19-7 and second in the ' Big 10) are too small to stay with the Bruins Their tallest starters are 6-8. . But in the Western Regional semifinals at Tucson last year UCLA met another team that was supposed to be too small Dayton, whose tallest starter was also 6-8. . ; And the Flyers nearly ended the-Bruins' 36-game NCAA winning streak, carrying them into triple overtime before losing, 111-100. There are some pluses on UCLA's . side tonight when it meets the Wolverines at 9 o'clock in the second game of a double-header. Big Sky champion Montana (20-6) and highly. ' regarded independent Utah State (21-5) m,eet in the first game, at 7. For one thing, the Bruins beat vir- tually this same Wolverine team, 90-70, at Pauley Pavilion last year. For another, the Bruins; are 23-3 and well tested in tournament play and have played once before this season at Washington State's Performing Arts Coliseum, site of tonight's . games. ' . ' . But Wooden is apprehensive about a couple of things injury and illness. The Bruins' star, All-American forward David (The Spider) Meyers, has worked put only lightly all week because of injuries to both legs. He's had a deep charley horse in his right thigh for several weeks, and twisted his left knee against USC last Satur- - day. : , . VV Meyers hit only 5 of 20 shots against the Trojans, and was so inca-, pacitated late in the game he couldj " barely get off his feet ",; "We havent let him do anything but run and shoot all week," said Wooden. "No jumping at all. The left leg is OK; we're not sure about the right one. . 1 think hell be able to start and be much more effective than he was last - weekend. But we just didnt want to take a chance with contact work this i week." . Starting guard Pete Trgovich and , backup center Ralph' Drollinger both . missed some practice time this week ' because pf the flu; "I don't want it to sound as if I'm making excuses," said Wooden, "but , we. have very rarely had problems .; going into the tournament "Our first champi6nshi year, 1964, we didn't even have a hangnaiL The next year Keith Ericksori had a groin puli Other than that, I can't remember much, of anything. Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 1 ; Alter Wee! May Be Ready ft CLEAR SAILING Rich Branning of Marina layup Friday night in OF semifinal game at Sports" drives past Dennis Ingram of Inglewood to score Arena. Marina won,, 61-60, to advance to final. i ' ,, ' , ' ' , , ' Times photo by Rick Meyer Jabbar Finally Confirms It: Wants ioM Traded ; .' : MILWAUKEE (UPI)-Kareem Ab-, dul-Jabbar said Friday night that he has asked the Milwaukee Bucks to ' trade him td another National Basketball Assn. team. .. f After the Bucks' 105-104 defeat by Los Angeles; Abdiil-Jabbar told re-, porters that he" would rather play BUCKS DEFEATED AGAIN BY LAKERS In the Lakers' worst season since . moving, to Los Angeles from Minneapolis in 1960-61, it's difficult to believe there's an NBA team that hasn't , beaten them. ' ':, , . But the Milwaukee Bucks, struggling to make the playoffs, have this dubious distinction. '1 ;, l- v They were beaten for the third time this season by the Lakers, 105-' 104, Friday night in Milwaukee. The Lakers led most of the way but had to rely on free,. throws by Gail Goodrich and Stu Lantz to put away the Bucks', who had. taken a 102-101 lead with 50 seconds remaining. ' So the Lakers (25-45) have won three of their last four games and Please Turn to Page 4, Col. 4 ' kf; 7' 1 m . t and live in another city. "I dont have any family or friends", ; in Milwaukee," he Said. "Milwaukee is 1 .not the kind of ty Tm about I'm not ; ; knocking it or the people. It's just : 1 that socially arid culturally I don't fit . in Milwaukee." He said he and the Bucks have dis-; cussed a trade several times but'he ' : said he would honor his contract if : he.' had to. Abdul-Jabbar has one . "more year remaining on his contract ' with an option for one year at the club's discretion. . . s - j ; Bucks president William Alverson .; confirmed earlier in the day that Ab-.' dul-Jabbar had asked to be traded. : , "There have been a lot of times in the past when Kareem has expressed, , dissatisfaction with being in Mil-. waukee," Alverson said. "I dont be- lieve it's a matter of money but more ; a matter of lifestyle." ; - There have been reports that Ab-' dul-Jabbar was displeased playing for , ' coach'Larry Costello. ' , "If you ask me if Kareem has ever m expressed dissatisfaction with him,.' the answer is yes," Alverson said.' ; "But if you ask me whether that ; would be the deciding factor as far as. , f his staying, I just don't know. ., . . Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 4 4 tH..9 Aw O j - CIF Shocker!!! . i Verbum Dei Out BY AVRUM DANSKY TimtiStatt Writer,, ' Verbum Dei lost No kidding. ".''.. '' The supposedly unbeatable Eagles, winners of six consecutive CIF bas-'3 , ketball championships and 39 games in a row, lost to Palos Verdes, 61-58,' in the semifinals of the 4-A playoffs Friday night ' s. "u A crowd of 6,698 at the Sports Are- na watched as Verbum Dei was beaten in the playoffs for the first time since its remarkable streak begain in 1969. . . . . '; ' .. I; : So Palos Verdes, a loser to Verbum Dej,' 70-49, in an earlier meeting this ; season, will play for the title tonight ' against Marina, which came from be hind "in the final 3:18 to edge Inglewood, 61-60, in the opener of the dou-bleheader. The. Palos Verdes-Marina game is the windup of a championship quad-rupleheader with two games in the; afternoon Big Bear (28-0) against , ; Banning (22-6) at 1:15 for the 1-A ; title and-El Dorado (22-5) against Cul-. ver City (23-18) for the 2-A crown at .2:45 and a 7:30 matchup pitting San : Gabriel (29-3) against Garey (29-1) for the 3-A championship. - ' . - How did Palos. Verdes do it? How could a team called by many the best Please Turn to Page 4, Col. 3 THIS SPORTS After listening to other people's hostilities all week, )ie vents his behind a typewriter BY CHARLES MAKER Times Staff Writer ' ; . Dr. Tom Roberts is a psychologist who's into such things as transaction- al analysis, Glasserian reality therapy ' and sports writing. , Sports writing? We know what you're going to say: Any psychologist who goes into sports writing should have his head examined. ' ;. Dr. Roberts disagrees: "I love my ' work but when you're involved with . emotionally distrubed patients, when . you're up close to them on a day-to- ' day, basis, you need some kind of " break,, some side interest. I think ; you're more effective, more vibrant, ". on the job. Rather than just listening to other people's hostilities, for 40 . hours a week' and holding some of them in, you get a chance to vent some of them." , ' : What put us on td Dr. Roberts was an item in another publication: "Editor , & Publisher, the trade'' . magazine for newspapers, annourl ,0c2tcn Ci-...pic;i Unconscious for "Almost a Minute BY JACK HAWN . Tinwi Stan Writer , , ! Sgt Soo Hwan Hong of the South Korean army has blown a seven-day extension of his leave and Mexico has gained a new world champioa Alfonsc Zamora, the baby-faced darling of Mexican fans, electrified, a Forum crowd of 13,380. Friday night' when he knocked out Hong at 2:37 of - . the fourth round. Both weighed the bantamweight limit of 118. , Zamora, who at 20 became the youngest bantamweight champion in history with his 21st knockout in 21 professional ' fights, exploded the knockout blows with a flare. 1 , Firing from close range," Zamora ; rocked Hong with a right uppercut to , the head and followed instantly with a devastating left hook to the liver. - Hong sagged a id slowly fell to the , canvas, thoroughly beaten. The 24-year-old Korean, looking like an old man, sat out the count of 10 by-referee George Latka, then collapsed on his back. V v Dr. Jack Useem entered the ring and attempted to revive Hong, who was unconscious for almost a minute after the fight ' Later, Hong's handlers refused to open his dressing room door to reporters, ' Zamora, the ' 10-7 - favorite who never has gone 10 rounds let alone the scheduled 15, got off to a fast i start He dominated the action, moving aggressively and ripping blows as Hong retreated. ' Hong had been promised a seven-day extension of his army leave if he returned to Korea a winner; but he showed no interest in going after the 'challenger. i Hong elected to throw occasional jabs and right hands to the head many of them effective but seldom ; did he put together combinations. . In the second round, Zamora con--' tinued to press Hong, who was making his second defense of the title he won last July 3 in South Africa when he recorded six knockdowns en route to. aft upset unanimous decision over ; Arnold Taylor. Hong complained of a . low. blow jn the second round, backing away for a' . moment and expressing pain. However, Latka signaled for action to re- ' sume and it did. . " Zamora,' a silver medalist in the 1972 Olympic Games, was sharp with his combinations in the third and Please Turn to Page 4, Col. 1 ' Dodg er Fans a Big Kick Out of Marichal BY JEFF PRUGH - Times Staff Writer. . VERO BEACH On his first day as a Dodger, Juan Marichal spoke in conciliatory tones. , 1 want to make the Dodger fans -forget the past and show them I'm , not a bad guy,? the ex-San Francisco Giant pitcher said Friday upon join-, ing the team he tormented for 'more than a decade.- ; ', "And I want to .show the press and the people of Los Angeles that I can . still pitch and help this club" The words were obviously intended, to soften his image as the most-hated Dodger opponent since Sal (The Barber) Maglie. . "; ' , , ' He said he'd thought about them ' carefully the past few days in his na-' .tive Dominican, Republic since he ' agreed to a -contract offer estimated at less than $75,000 from a team ANALYST REALLY IS the appointment the other day of Dr. Tom Roberts, , a professional ' psychologist, as sports editor of the 'Waco, Tex., Citizen." .' Intrigued, we put in a call , to Roberts, who works at a Veterans ' Administration hospital in Waco. He's , in charge of a building with more than .100 patients, does diagnostic "work and individual and group therapy. : . . . ' Roberts got into sports writing about a year and a half ago. He was , asked to analyze his new field. Is " spectating a healthy pastime? Is it good for people to get emotionally ; caught up in sports? " "Well, yes and no," he said., "As a' psychologist, I see situations' where anxieties are raised to ungodly levels. I remember a game several years ago. Oklahoma was playing SMU in the Astrodome. I felt like I was in a bubble ; about ready to blow. I CHACON FIGHTS OLIVARES AT THE FORUM IN JUNE Bobby Chacon will defend his World Boxing Council featherweight , championship for the 6econd time . when he faces former bantamweight and featherweight king Ruben' Oli-vares June 14 at the Forum. " 1 The scheduled 15-rounder, announced Friday by promoter Don Fraser, will be a rematch of their 1973 bout at the Forum, when neither held a title. Chacon failed to answer the bell for the 10th round his , only loss in 27 fights, which have, included 24 knockouts. Olivares, of Mexico City, has knocked out 69 in compiling a record of 76-5-1. He lost his World Boxing Assri. featherweight championship to Nicaragua's Alexis Arguello Nov. 26 at the Forum. Olivares was on his way to winning a decision when he. suddenly was knocked out in the . 13th round. " .;. Canadiens Biend Talent Finesse .-. and -Toughness BY DAN IIAFNER , Times Staff Writer , MONTREAL It is more than a lit- tle surprising, that the 'Kings, with only three weeks remaining in the . regular schedule, are here to battle for first place. . . A win tonight would make the Division 3 race a, tight one that could go to the wire. A win for. Montreal would just about wrap up their second division title in three years, r The amazing thing is" that the race -lasted this long. A study of the Canadiens shows that this is . the clas$, team of hockey. In quality and, quantity there is just no team with their talent ,' ;'...",'' t . ; ' Long the elite of, hockey the closest thing, to a dynasty the Canadiens have withstood three expansion drafts, raids from the.World Hockey , Assn. and the loss of their monopoly on French Canadians trj remain the richest team in the NHL , , - The Kings and Canadiens reached, the showdown in different fashioa The Canadiens, with one or two ex-. ceptions, were built on the amateur draft the Kings, with one or two exceptions, were built on trades. . Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 1 Likely to Get searching for. another starting pitch- , er.-' . .',.. , Marichal, 36, whose famous high-, kick delivery and off-speed pitches . made him one of baseball's finest pitchers in the 1960s, has been booed . lustily by Dodger Stadium crowds. . He said he won't be surprised if it ' happens again even though he's . wearing Dodger uniform No. 57. "If I start wjnning," said Marichal, wearing a Dodger cap and fashion . able street clothes at a news conference, "then maybe they change." , His celebrated altercations with ex- , ; Dodgers John Roseboro and Willie ' Davis and current outfielder Bill Buckner are incidents he hopes will be bygones. ' "I have nothing against anybody,"- Please Turn to Page 5, Col. 2 thought the whole Astrodome was : going to go kaput 'l : ' -. "In all honesty, 1 feel many heart problems are aggravated and ' h brought to climactic levels by anxie-- "".ty and many times this is created by sports. I think that's why we see so . many heart attacks at football games and other sports events. "On the other hartd, where is the fan going to let off hostilities trapped inside him? There is really no better place for a person to act like a child ,than at a spots event If you could think of the personality in three , dimensions parent, adult and child no safer place is there for someone to act like a child than at a ball game. We all have these three dimensions in our personalities. Thank God we have a place to let the child out Competitive sports provide an opportunity for ventilation of hostilities, for the child dimension of. our i personalities to live," The Waco.Citizen is a weekly with ; a circulation of about 6,000. But Roberts has a broader audience. His .publisher also prints tabloids for out-Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 1 7 V a. b. a. 9 st fe. . m m. t m, .

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