The San Bernardino County Sun from San Bernardino, California on July 22, 1972 · Page 27
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Sat., July 22, 1972 fHE-SUN TELEGRAM C-3 8 Million Offer for Ali-Frazier II BY DAVE ANDERSON New York Times Ntwt Service NEW YORK,-While negotiations for Frazier-Ali II have stalled to where the rematch is unlikely to develop until next year, an offer of $8 million for Jack Kent Cooke's contract as the promoter has been made by a mysterious group of London sportsmen. Thp offer involves $3-million parantee for each gladiator plus $2-million for Cooke. "The offer was relayed to Cooke through Robert Shulman, his attorney," All's lawyer, Robert Arum, said yesterday, "I met with three Englishmen in Dublin before Muhammad's fight there. I understand that Albert Dimeo, the leading English bookmaker, introduced them to Chris Dundee, who brought them to me. They assured me they could produce a letter of credit for $8 million anytime it's needed." Arum, who declined to identify the Englishmen, disclosed the negotiations for the rematch were at a standstill. Cooke, on vacation in Colorado, was unavailable for comment. His inclination to sell the contract will be influenced by the site of the bout. Joe Frazier's. manager, Yancey Durham, has branded California as unacceptable. The Forum, owned by Cooke, is in Inglewood, in the Los Angeles area. Durham prefers the Houston Astrodome. But today, Frazier's attorney, Bruce Wright, while disclosing that a Philadelphia group had organized a $2.5-million bid for Cooke's contract, described a California site as a "minor" problem. "The major problem is money," Wright said. "The money simply has not been satisfactory to us." Frazier has spoken of $3.5 million. Durham has spoken of $4 million. All apparently would be content with $3 million, a raise from the $2.5 million each collected March 8. 1971 when Frazier earned a unanimous 15-round decision. "Part of it," Wright acknowledged, "is that Joe thinks he deserves more than Ah. and he does." While the $8-million offer was discussed in Dublin the other day, Billy Conn, imported by the - Dublin promoters, was on display there, as hard as Irish whiskey, a reminder of what boxing was before the lawyers took over. MUHAMMAD ALI . . will take $3 million JOE FRAZIER . . . wants more Erf' Jf" West Signs for Two Years at $300,000 Per LOS ANGELES (AP) -Jerry West-the champion Lns Angeles Lakers "Mr. Clutch" joined the ranks of the highest paid athletes in sports history yesterday, with a new two - year contract for an estimated $300,000 a year. Exact terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Pete Newell, the National Basketball Association club's general manager, said only, "We have an agreement. It's for two years. Miss Evans Leads Open By Stroke RALEIGH, N.C (AP) -Tour rookie Jackie Fans, playing in only her eighth Ladies Professional Golf Association event, fired a fnur-under par fiS yesterday to take the first round lead in the Raleigh Golf Classic. Miss Evans, 22, overcame the stifling heat and humidity to card 36-32 on the Raleigh Country Club course. She admitted the 9 0 degree weather made it difficult to concentrate on golf. Judy Rankin, No. fi !on the LPGA money list this year, clipped three strokes off par on the front nine and coasted in for a 69 and sole possession of second place. "Man, it was hot out there," she said as she hurried off the course and into the air-conditioned locker room. Marilyn Smith and Carla Glasvow were tied for third with 70. Grouped at 72 were Judy Kimball. Pam Barnetl, Reth Stone, Margee Masters, defending champion K a t h y Whitworth, Carol Mann and Shelly Hamlin. Miss Evans said t h e humidity was so high that she took combination vitamin-salt tablets on the first and 10th tees. She said, "There were a couple of times when I didn't think I would make it." The 68 was the best round of her budding career. Only 11 of the 63 players were able to break or match par. WHA Exec Named I ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -Fred Gothe, a St. Paul businessman, has been elected president and executive director of the Minnesota Fighting Saints, the World Hockey Association team announced yesterday. Drags on Tap Big Baddy By TED GREEN Jun-Tl9rm Soortj Writer IRVINE Don Garlits, drag racing's "Big Daddy," has a race to win and a reputation to defend 1 n tonight's U.S. Professional Dragster championships at Orange County Raceway. But for Garlits, the $40,000 race may take a backseat to a personal war he's waging against the National Hot Rod Association. Garlits told a gathering of writers at a dinner held in his honor this week that the NHRA purses are "not at all satisfactory." In opposition to the NHRA, the 40-year-old Garlits will be recruiting leading drivers for his own promotion, the $150,000 Professional Racers signed yet. but that's just added. a formality," he It was known that West, who had said at the end of the Lakers' fantastic season that, at 34, he would take his contracts "one year at a time," wanted at least $300,000 a season for what he felt would be his last years as a player. Before the season started, he said it might be his last. All West, an 11-year-old Laker veteran, would say about the new pact was: "I'm very pleased." With the contract, the fi-foot-3 inch All-Pro guard joins teammate Wilt Chamberlain, who has a five-year, $1 million agreement with the Lakers, as one of the highest paid athletes ever. West led the Lakers last season to their first championship since coming lo Los Angeles more than a decade ago. The Lakers also have the best won - lost record in league history and a 33-game victory streak en route. West led the NBA in assists 747, including 44 in the playoffs, and was the top vote-getter in the NBA's 1971-72 All-Star team balloting as well as being voted the Most Valuable Player in the AU-Star game. He was the league's seventh-leading scorer, averaging 25.8 points per game. He averaged 19.8 points a game in the championship series against New York won by Los Angeles 4-1. "It's not Royals' Outfield Named lo AL All-Stars by Weaver BOSTON (AP) - The Kansas City Royals' starting outfield of Richie Scheinbluin, Lou Piniella and Amos Otis was added as bench strength yesterday as Manager Earl Weaver completed the American League's 28-player squad for the All-Star Game Tuesday. Weaver also announced through league president. Joe Cronin that Oakland's Bert Campaneris will replace injured Luis Aparicio of the Boston Red Sox as the starting shortstop. Also added to the squad were catchers Carlton Fisk of the Red Sox and Ellie Rodriguez of Milwaukee, first baseman Norm Cash of Detroit, second baseman Cookie Rojas of Kansas City, third baseman Sal Bando of Oakland, shortstop Toby Harrah of Texas, and outfielder Joe Rudi of Oakland. Tonight Assn. world championships in Tulsa on Labor Day weekend. Garlits' PRA is offering a $25,000 guaranteed purse in top fuel, funny car and pro stock categories. Steve Car-bone won $6,100 for the NHRA top fuel title last year. "All I've got to do is get word to them, and they'll be. in Tulsa," Garlits said. At Orange County, Garlits will be facing the other top names in fuel racing John Wiebe, Don "Snake" Prudhomme, Tom McEwen, Jim Warren and Tony Nancy, but as usual, Garlits is cast in the favorite's role. Track officials are hoping that this joining of drag racing's upper pchelon will produce the first official quartermile clocking in less ! vJs&' r4;$ . . . it's none other than Duane Thomas catching passes Cowboy Quarterbacks Learn With Patience Rv MIKE MITCHELL THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) If there is one thing that Dallas Cowboys quarterbacks Roger Staubach and Craig Morton have learned over the years, it is patience. Staubach, who won the Heisman Trophy as a junior at Annapolis, had to fulfil an obligation with the Navy before he could enter professional football. Morton struggled for six Earl Weaver . . . . . . fills roster The New York Yankees, Minnesota Twins, Milwaukee Brewers, Cleveland Indians, California Angels and Texas Seeking Big Money than fi seconds. Garlits says It may happen tonight. "I've heard about t h e 'summer bite of Orange County's track, so I Ihought I'd better be here to try it myself," Garlits said. "I'm ready for a fi.15 so they'll have to beat that to look at me." Garlits makes his home in Florida where his speed shop is busily readying a new a e r odynamically designed "Streamliner" which Garlits says will be capable of 250 m.p.h. and five second quart-ermiles. Terhaps the most gratifying part of his 17 years in racing came last year when Garlits was chosen by President Nixon to attend a White House reception for race Look Who a in Cam p . . . years with a Cowboy team that came agonizingly close to a championship often. Staubach took over the starting quarterback spot from Morton last year and guided the Cowboys lo their first, world championship. "I probably strived harder to achieve my goal because I had sacrificed some time in the service," said Staubach. "But I don't regret it at all; I'd do it again. 1 think I gained maturity, and will be represented by one player each, the just mi- nimum for the mid-season baseball classic against the National League. The Oakland A's, leading the West Division by a comfortable margin, will have six players in the game as well as Manager Dick Williams as a roach. The Baltimore Orioles, managed by Weaver to the pennant the last three years, and Kansas City will be represented by four players each, Chicago and Detroit three each, and Boston two. Manager Bog Lemon of Kansas City will serve with Williams as a coach. John Hiller of Detroit and Joe Durham of Baltimore were named batting practice pitchers, George Susce of Texas batting practice catcher, and Ralph Salvon of Baltimore as trainer. drivprs as a representative of the dragsters. The seven-time NHRA champ then accompanied fellow USAC and NASCAR drivers Art Pollard, Wally Dallenbach, Butch Hartrwn and Richard Petty to Vietnam for a goodwill tour. The troop of drivers were barely unpacked, the story goes, when Garlits and Hartman delighted the soldiers with an impromptu race in two 20-ton tanks. After Garlits had edged Hartman at the wire, one of the soldiers shouted, "Garlits. you jumped him, you jumped him." "Aw." said Garlits, "I heard him reviving his tngine and figured it was time to go-" AP Wirephotn I see the lime I spent in the Navy as a development period for me as a man as well as a football player." For Morton, who now must work in Stauharh's shadow, there will he other days. "Football is a game of timing," said Morton, "You never know what's happening. I have been trying to gel my arm hack into the shape it used to be in. Now, for the first, time in three years, my arm is in good condition." Morton feels that now with his strong arm and his experience and knowledge of the game he can win back the starting job. "If it's my year, I'll just be ready to go in there. I really don't feel any extreme pressure, though, because I'm confident of my ability," Morton said. In past years the Cowboy passing attack has been a serious weak spot. But in 1971 Staubach led the league in passing with 126 completions in 211 attempts, a 5 9.7 average. "I know I'm going to have to do something special to heat out Roger," said Morton. "But that's part, of being with the Cowboys. You have tn do something special to be with them." Japanese (iirl Sets Swim Mark in IOO TOKYO (AP) - Mayumi Aoki, 19, of Japan set a world record of 1 minute 3.9 seconds in the women's 100-meter butterfly swimming event, yesterday, breaking the previous mark by two-tenths of a second. DOS GARLITS 'WW'''.- -: 4;;'' " , I Three American Golf Lead Bv BOB GREEN AKRON, Ohio (AP) -Rookie Steve Melnyk struggled through sweltering heat, yesterday, shooting a tuo-un-rier par fi8 for a share of the second-round lead in the $l.ri0,0nn American Golf Classic. The 25 year-old Melnyk, a former American and British Amateur champion, had a Whole total of 137, three under par on the w e t Firestone Country Club course. He was tied for the top spot with former Professional Golfers Association champion Ray Flnyd and Bert Yancey. Yancey had a fiS while Floyd's 71 was one over par on the 7,180-yard layout. Lurking just off their shoulders was the menacing figure of Arnold Palmer, the 42-year-old master who is seeking his first victory of the season. Palmer scrambled lo a 70 despite some rrratic driving for a 138, just one stroke off the pare. He was tied with big Jim Wiechers, who had 1 fiS. Dave Fichclbr rger. who had the day's best round with a blazing 65, headed a big group at 130. Also at the figure were J.C. Snead. Hale Irwin, Tom Ulozas, Mike Hill. Hermit Zarley and Gibby Gilbert. .Bears, Slars In Workout, Ind. (AP) The College A 1 1 - S t a r s received their first taste of professional football competition yesterday defeating the Chicago Bears fi-0 in a controlled scrimmage. The only score of the scrimmage, i n 100-dcgree heat, was a four-yard pass from Nebraska's Jerry Taggr to Mike Siani of Villanova. For the first 20 minutes, the two teams played seven men on offense against seven men on drfense. Then they played four quarters with each team getting the ball on its 35-yard line for 12 consecutive plays. The College All-Stars, who have been training for two weeks at Northwestern University, will meet the National football League, rha-pion Dallas Cowboys next Friday ninht at Chicago's Soldier Field. Ferraris Favored Rv FLOYS BR ITT W ATKINS GLEN. N.Y. (AP) There are three fragile-looking Ferrari team cars entered in today's six hour race at Watkins Glen, and unless there is a major turnabout one of them should win. That's the way it has bren all season in competition for the World Championship of Makes. This is the final stop in an 10 race tour and the bright red cars from Modena, Italy, have triumphed in eight of them. Their only miss was at Le Mans, and for a good reason: Ferrari didn't enter any 24-hnur events this year. Thus, with the championship already tucked away in the Ferrari trophy case, why did the Italians come to Ihe Glen for a race that, is meaningless'' "Money, and the fact that where cars of this class are racing, Fearrari wants tn be there," said Mario Andretti, Ihe U.S. ace who will team with Belgian .Tacky lkx in one of the open-seaters for today's 12 noon, EDT, start. Andretti, born in Italy, and Ickx won three rarcq for Ferrari and are favored In - Way Tie for Hill and Snead had fifis, Gilbert a fi7, Irwin and Ulozas fiO and Zarley stumbled lo a 73 in heat that reached into the 90s with matching humidity. First-round leader Ron Cerrudn, who had an opening fi5, went 10 strokes higher to 75 for 140. Defending champion Jerry Heard rallied for a fi714l. British Open champion Lee Trevino, Jack Nicklaus. Gary Player and Tony Jacklm skipped this event. The balding Melynk, who has won only $14,000 this season and has been struggling, had an eralic round that featured a double bogey, six birdies-including four in a row then a couple of bogeys knocked him out of sole control of the top spot. lie had it two under for the day until he hit his lee shot behind a tree on the par Spain Has 1-0 Davis Lap Lead BARCELONA, Spain (AT) Spain grabbed a 1-0 lead over Czechoslovakia b u t. darkness halted the second match with Spain trailing yesterday in the Davis Cup European Zone B tennis final. The winner of the match will play the United States, the Cup holder, now involved in the American Zone final against Chile at Santiago. Juan Gisbert, Spain's No. 3 singles player, scored a major surpise when he defeated Czechoslovakia's lop ace, Jan Kodes, in a four-hour marathon that opened the hest-of-five match series. The score was 8 fi, fi-4, 5-7, O h, fi t. fi-4. The long match delayed the second singles. F r a n t I s e k Pala of Czechoslovakia was leading Manuel O r a n t e s , Spain's No. 1 player, 7-5, fi-4, when it became too dark to continue. The match will be com I deled today after which the doubles match will be staged, probably sending Korles and Pala against Gisbert and Orantes. In the final singles tomorrow, Kodes will meet Orantes and Gisbert will face Pala. Are Again this one. The other cars will bp manned by Hon Peterson of Sweden and Tim Schenken of Australia, and B r I a n Redman of England and Arturn Merzano of Italy. Absent, will be the three liter Alfa Romeos that chased the Ferraris all season, and the Matras that, won Le Mans. Competition will come from a pair of new Gulf Miraues fielded by cagy John Wyer of Britain and a lightweight Lola T2M developed before his death at Le Mans by Swiss driver Jo Bonnier. The Pet erson-Schenken Ferrari copped the pole position with a speed of 113 217 miles per hour, a good time for three-liter machines but somewhat, off the pace the five-liter cars ran last year. The other front, row spot went to the Andretti-Ickx entry, with the Be 11-Pa ce Mirage placing third next, lo Ihe Redman-Merzano Ferrari. The six hour rare is the first, part of a weekend rioubleheader. The third Can-Am race of the season will be run tomorrow beginning at 2:30 p.m., EDT. three fifth hole and ended up with a five. But. he rallied with four conscctive birds starting on the 11th, rolling in putts of 10, 25, and 22 feet, then wedging up to about a foot from the cup. He missed the green on ine, nex iwu, nouf-vpr. bogey ing both and dropping back to a share of the lead. Floyd also had an excellent chance to take the lead alone, but bogeyed the last two holes he played, each time catching the deep rough that has grown in two weeks of rain. II took a score of 14fi or better six over par to make the cut for the final two rounds today and tomorrow. Among the prominent casualties were Australian Bruce C r a m p t o n , Tom Weiskopf and Jim Colbert, winner of last week's Milwnakee Open. Thrown in as a sustitnte for the injured Andres Gi-menn and not expected to win, Gisbert started with an all-nut attack against Kodes, breaking the Czech's confidence quickly. Kodes became so unnerved that he served 13 doublefaults. In the third set, at. 5-5, he look a n.isty spill on the clay court. The fall seemed to shake him up rather than stun him. He held service and Broke Gishcrt for the set. He reeled off eight straight games. Dodgers Williclm LOS ANGELES - Hnyt Williclm, 48, Ihe only pitcher in the history of major league ba.seball to pitch in more than I. nilfl games, was given his the Dodgers. Wilhelm was cut tn make room on the roster for Bill Russell, who left, on military duty at the time Lee Lacy was bronchi up from El Paso. Lacy's .313 average has made his a fixture at. second. The Dodgers requested waivers on Wilhelm for the purpose of giving him an uncon ditional release. Clubs in the majors have until next Thursday to claim the old knuckle-bailer. After that he can deal for himself. Wilhelm has been oflered an opportunity lo remain with the Dodgers as an Instructor of pitchers m the minor league system. Wilhelm established maer league records for most rnn-seculive errorless games by a pitcher CUD), most wins In 'relief fl24i, must games finished ifi'ili, most games as relief pitcher (1,018), most innings pitched in relief (1,870), most, games pitched (1,070). His career earner) run average was 1 .52. Tony Slorkman hi icl Sotnis LOS ANGELES Tony Stockman, lR-ycar-old San Gorgonio High junior, advanced to the semifinals in the L A. Juniors Metropolitan Tournament yesterday, doing it, Ihe hard way. Stockman defeated Ihe se-' rood seed Thursday and the . fourth seed yesterday, earning the right lo meet Klrri ; Char in the semis this morn- ' Ing at 10, on the I..A. courts ' at. Griffith Tark. Char Ls the ; number one junior from Ha- wail. I

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