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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 82

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Tuesday, November 4, 1969
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REPUBLIC v BULLDOG ~ 41-tlM Afiidftii ftepnblte Wwenix, Toes., Nov. 4,19$9 Gordie Howe en route to 19th hat trick Associated Press On |miicSi»drmik hoxers Report is out of date Associated Press LONDON — The" British Boxing Board of Control claimed yesterday that a medical report on punch-drunkenness among professional boxers is out of date. The, report, the most complete investigation ever carried out in Britain, was published by the Royal College of Physicians in London. It said 224 former professional boxers were examined and one in six showed evidence of brain damage. But boxing officials quickly hit back and accused the doctors of dwelling in the past. Dr. John Bronstein, chief medical officer of the Amateur Boxing Asociation, said: "This report bears little relation to the boxers of today, either amateur or professional. "They examined boxers of the distant, when medical care and supervision hardly existed. "To suggest that the same risks are involved today as in the period 1929-55 is unscientific and misleading. Medical safeguards have improved enormously." The report, made with, financial help from the British government, spoke of 15 professional boxers with slurred speech, expressionless faces and slow shuffling walks. . But it acknowledged that damage to boxers' nervous systems may have diminished with modern medical supervision. Dr. Adrian Whiteson, senior medical officer of the BBC, commented: "We are confident, that a similar report in five years' time would show dramatically different results. Baroness Summerskill, a doctor and an old and bitter opponent of prize fighting, said: "Undoubtedly the worst aspect of this sad report is that the subsequent damage to health affects the mental functions, and now we understand why some of the boxers who made headline news took their own lives. "Merely physical damage would have less pitiful anti-social results." Meanwhile a boxer's wife said the report didn't worry her. Mrs. Kathy Rudkin, wife of. British bantamweight champion Alan Rudkin, said: "I would worry about Alan a lot more if he were a racing driver. Nowdays I don't think anything more can happen to boyers than happens in other walks of life. It might, if a boxer where allowed to take a terrible beating, but that does not happen." Nordstrom captures win The sixth annual Mike Harden Memorial Tennis Tournament was nearly a carbon copy of last year in the college division with Hans Nordstrom and Pam Richmond again prevailing. Top seeded Nordstrom, a senior at Arizona State, beat Arizona's Eric Tvett 6-2, 6-4 in a rematch of last year. Miss Richmond rallied to upset Peggy Michel 3-6, 6-1, 6-2. Peggy is ranked 17th in U.S. women's play and Pam ' 18th and were seeded that way for the tourney. In college men's doubles, Evett gained some measure of revenge in teaming with Craig Hardy of UofA for a 6-1, 5-7, 64 triumph over Nordstrom and Bjorn Alven, both formerly of Sweden. Miss Michel then decided if you can't beat 'em, join 'em, in the women's doubles as she and Miss Richmond combined for a hard fought 8-6, 1-6, 7-5 victory over Carolyn Clarke and Barbara Wroten. All four players are from ASU. Rookie ABA bonus boy slapped with $250 fine Associated Press MIAMI — Larry Cannon, a $250,000 pro basketball rookie, was fined $250 yesterday for stepping out on the Miami Floridians. Cannon stalked off the floor in anger Sunday night with five minutes remaining in the first half of an American Basketball Association game between Miami and the New York Mets. "I've been an All-American all my life," Cannon said. "Now I'm being treated like hero attempted to adjust his some bum. They can't do this tome." Cannon's first pro season has been spotty as the college style to the pro game. He complained of handling by coach Jim Pollard. "Once up the court, once down the court and I'm back on the bench," he said. "I'm so damned confused I don't know what's happening." Cannon played 90 seconds in the Sunday game, which Miami won, 103-98. off to leani male Unselfish Gordie forgoes 4th hole J «f O Associated Press DETROIT—He wanted to help a teammate. That's why Gordie Howe, the National Hockey League's "Mr. Hockey" gave up a chance for more personal glory. Howe, In 21 seasons as a Detroit Red Wings' player, has a multitude of awards to his credit. One of the few records that has escaped him — a four- goal game —could have been his Sunday night in the Wings' 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Howe had collected the 19th hat trick of his career and the opportunity for a fourth goal arose in the final seconds of the contest. The Penguin net was unattended and Howe had the puck with a clear shot ahead. But that's when his concern for teammate Alex Delvacchio made him pass up the chance. Delvacchio,< who shared the ice with Howe for 19 seasons as a Red Wings' player, hasn't scored a goal this year and has only seven assists. "When I got the puck inside the blue line, I took a look out of the corner of my eye for Alex, Howe said. "He's looking for his first goal this season and it always gives a guy a lift to score a goal." Howe said he tried to pass the puck to Delvecchio but it hit a Pittsburgh player at the blue line and bounced back. Luckily, he said, It came back to him and he handed it off to Frank Mahovlick, who was farther up the ice and in a better position to score. As it turned out, Pittsburgh's Dean Prentice Tnanaged to get a deflecting stick in front of Mahovlich's shot. The unselfish performance brought the Olympia Stadium crowd of some 12,000 fans to their feet for a standing ovation. At 41, Howe should be used to the adulation which generally goes to a sports star who's made a habit of breaking records. He's rough, tough and rowdy on ice, but when the buzzer sounds, the soft-spoken Howe does a complete reversal and his humility and "nics guy" manner have won him the title of "a real gentleman." Howe's career record of goals now totals 739, almost 200 ahead of the nearest NHL all-time goal- maker, the retired Maurice "Rocket" Richards of the Montreal Canadiens. His go-get-'em play has made him the runnerup t& retired former teammate Ted Lindsay in the penalty minutes department. Including eight this season, Howe's total stands at 1,555; Lindsay's at 1,808. : He shows little sign of aging although he says he's feeling it and has developed a bad habit. "I'm doing too much stickhandllng with one hand on the stick," he groaned, rubbing a left wrist in which he had arthritis. In practice he uses a brace on the wrist and because that brace is stiff, he finds himself using only one hand. He doesn't use the brace in games, but still is prone to stick-handle with one hand. Runners send SOS call Cannon asked Pollard why he had been removed prior to leaving the court. The coach accused his expensive rookie of "standing around" as the Mets narrowed a Miami lead. "Pollard doesn't make it any easier," Cannon said. "He never talks to me. I ask him things and he doesn't ever help. He's messing up my game and I don't have to stand for that." Pollard admitted becoming angry at Cannon when the 21-year-old blond kicked a chair upon being benched. "I told him to go take a shower if he didn't like it," said Pollard. "He did." Pike on hot line; Canucks host tonight By FRANK GIANELLI Republic Sports Writer VANCOUVER, Can. Roadrunner coach Alf Pike was on the hot line yesterday, dialing H-E-L-P. He got a lot of conversation, but no immediate pledge for a "hard hitting forward — somebody who's going to intimidate the opposition before it penetrates our defense." "I have one particular guy in mind," said the Phoenix ice coach as they drew up battle plans for tonight's 9 p.m. (Arizona time) game with the Canucks. "If I can get him, he's going to shake a lot of guys loose from the puck," Pike said. As things stand, Pike has assembled a lot of hardskat- ing, deft forwards. But only Bob Charlebois is throwing his weight around. As a consequence, Charley-boy, last year's leading scorer, isn't getting many goaling chances. "But," says Pike, "he's busting up plays." Phoenix is in a position to add emergency help because the Runners presently have two men injured and are one under the league quota of 18 players. Going into tonight's action, the Runners have the second best "goal-against" average in the league. They've given up 29 points in 10 matches. Only San Diego with 26 in nine matches has a lower total. Phoenix tied with Vancouver last time it played here. A win tonight would move the Runners into second place ahead of the Canucks who now lead them by a point. Little suffers sprained knee DENVER (AP) - Floyd Little, leading rusher in the American Football League, suffered a sprained right knee in Denver's 13-0 victory over San Diego here Sunday, Bronco officials said yesterday. They said it was doubtful Little would be able to play in Sunday's game at Oakland. MOTOR ^ttr W Hll.pmB B^PTl^r •• Rings, grind valves, gaskets, oil and labor Prices Start at S 74" PARTS tnd UABOR 4 eyl. 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