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"fier yflyHHiW-pr'ryr-yr-in Bjaarrgiirner ajar y'ltniya'ajaw yii n DETROIT FREE PRESSTHURSDAY. FEB. 1, 1979 3D National Basketball Assn. Ali maps plans to retire with cameras running 'I just turned down $24 million to fight a Jewish Western Conference PACIFIC W L Pet. GB Seattle 31 16 .660 - Kastern Conference CENTRAL W L Pet. GB S.Antonio 31 20 .608 Houston 27 22 .551 3 Atlanta 28 25 .528 4 Cleveland 20 29 .408 10 Detroit 18 32 .360 122 N.Orleans 17 35 .327 W2 f2 2 8 8 9 L.Angeles 32 20 .615 Phoenix 31 20 .608 San Diego 26 27 .491 Portland 23 24 .489 Golden St. 25 28 .472 ' I - 1 I '! fV f Jtl " - lit I - Hi I ' r 3 5 I J sO Sin continued. "They're giving me $2 million to retire just before a Spinks-(Larry) Holmes fight. I'll come on television and I'll have a big party and laugh and say I'm retired and they'll show a round from each one of our biggest fights and then it's official I'm no longer champ; now these two guys will fight for the title." No Spinks-Holmes fight has yet been set. "Kris Kristofferson cried a friend of mine he was talking to me and he said 'Please don't fight.' He's a real brother. I says 'Why?' He said 'You can never top the last fight Ali.' He said 'You had a $6 million gate. You filled the Superdome. Two billion people saw it live. The memory will always be great. You can live for the rest of your life you went out on top. You can't get no bigger please don't fight no more.' "NOW WOULDN'T I BE a fool businesswise (to fight again)?" Ali said he recently turned down an offer of $24 million. ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Saying he's done it all and that it would be senseless to fight again, Muhammad Ali told students here that he will announce his retirement on a future television extravaganza. "I'd be a fool to fight," he told the approximately 5,000 students packed into a gymnasium at the State University of New York here Tuesday evening. Although the 37-year-old heavyweight champ has talked often of retirement in the past, he said it makes sense to quit now because he could never top the Spinks-Ali extravaganza in the Superdome. "I'M ABOVE FIGHTING. I'm the three-time champion and my last fight was a good fight I can never replace that," he said. "My retirement party will be held on network television," Ali stated. "I don't know which network because they're all bidding; one network is now up to $2 million," be fighter named Mike Rossman and another white fighter, Duane Bobick. I can beat them both; but I'll look bad doing it. I'd go out of boxing fighting two bums." Ali's extended comments on a retirement announcement came during a question-and-answer session with the students following his speech. Earlier, at the new conference, he brushed aside a reporter's question. "Through for good?" he said. "I can't tell you that because that means I retired tonight." In Ali's speech, which he has been giving on campuses throughout the country, he spoke of a non-profit organization which he plans to found which would stage giant benefit concerts with such stars as Kristofferson and John Travolta, among others. Profits from the concerts would go to various charities and the purpose of the organization would be to better relations between countries, he said. MIDWEST W L Pet. Kansas City 30 20 .600 Denver 28 25 .528 Milwaukee 22 31 .415 Indiana 20 30 .400 ATLANTIC W L Wash. 34 15 Phil. 28 18 New Jersey 23 23 New York 23 30 Boston 18 31 Pet. CB .694 -.609 42 .500 92 .434 13 .367 16 GB l2 9 10 12 Chicago 18 32 .360 u WEDNESDAY'S RESULTS New York 108, DETROIT 86. BOSTON 119, HOUSTON 102: Snapping a 31-all tie with a 16-4 spurt midway in the second period, the troubled Celtics won their second straight. Cedric Maxwell had 28 points for Muhammad All . . . he'll quit on TV the Celts. The loss was the Rockets third in a row and fourth in five games. 'ATLANTA 130, KANSAS CITY 118: The Hawks got 31 points from John Drew and Eddie Johnson dumped in 28 to bury the Midwest Division-leading Kings, who were led by rookie Phil Ford s 26 points. The Hawks took the lead late in the first period and never lost it. GOLDEN STATE 108, PHILADELPHIA 106: Clifford Ray scored the winning bucket with only a second left on the Sears (O AT T Automotive kjA A . clock to ice the comeback victory for the Warriors. Golden State trailed by 14 at the end of the third period. PHOENIX 123, MILWAUKEE 118: The Suns' red-hot trio of Paul Westphal (28 points), Walter Davis (26) and Alvan 'Adams (24) were more than enough to offset a 25-point showing by the Bucks Marques Johnson. San Diego 112, New Jersey 104. Portland at Seattle, inc. THURSDAY'S GAMES DETROIT at Cleveland, 8 p.m. I Phila. at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. on Sears 48 Maintenance-free Wash, at S.Antonio, 8:30 p.m. N.Jersey at Seattle, 10:30 p.m. TUESDAY'S RESULT San Diego 117, Milwaukee 1 13. L.Angeles 127, N. Jersey 108. Washington 109, Atlanta 105. Indiana 112, Houston 106. S.Antonio 112, Chi. 108, ot. auto battery Portland 82, Denver 76. Hational Hockey League 99 Si';tr IVlroil Xri-it nti ri'iili'i' OCI N W l f KI) YS 8 a.m. lo tre . losiiiB. SI M) W S iiicm regular slori1 Imiir. Wheel aligmiienl, f ron I wheel balance We'll electronically spin bal- Rpr. 825.99 LiL t . ...1 I.. T Ki'finl.-ir S III.1)) with trade-in ante Dom irnni wneeis. in- and toe, front end inspection and steering system adjust Wales Conference Campbell Conference NORRIS W L TPts. SMYTHE W L TPts. Montreal 35 9 7 77 Chicago 17 23 9 43 Los Angeles 21 24 7 49 Vancouver 17 27 7 41 Pittsburgh 20 22 8 48 Colorado 12 31 7 32 Washington 17 27 8 42 St.Louis 12 34 7 31 Detroit 10 27 14 34 ADAMS W L TPts. PATRICK W L TPts. Boston 30 13 8 68 NY Islanders 32 8 9 73 Toronto 21 20 10 52 NY Rangers 29 17 5 63 Buffalo 19 19 11 49 Atlanta 28 20 4 60 Minnesota 19 23 7 45 Philadelphia 22 17 11 55 Has the power to handle the needs of most full size cars with accessories. 410 amps of cold cranking power and 107 minutes of reserve capacity for accessories. Group 24C. Top or side terminals. For most American-made cars. Maintenance-free means water is not added under normal operating conditions Sole Endi Fob. 10 Use Your SearsCharge Credit Plan ment. Includesaircondi-tioned cars. Torsion bar adjustment when required. Solelndi Feb. 17 Engine tiinc-up We'll install points, condenser, rotor, air filter, 1TV valve, Champion plugs, Set timing. Test cylinder balance, battery and starting system. Adjust carburetor idle. Self-contained element air filter extra. Sol Ends Feb. 17 Installed muffler WEDNESDAY'S RESULTS ATLANTA 5, BUFFALO 2: Bobby Lalonde, Guy Chouinard : and Bob MacMillan headed a balanced attack as the Flames rolled over the slumping Braves. The winners were outshot, . 41-24. Montreal 4, Pittsburgh i: steve Shutt scored two ". goals and assisted on another. Gilles Lupicn and Pierre Mondou added the other scores as the Canadiens took their 35th win of the season. Closeout on 4-ply polyester WASHINGTON 5, LOS ANGELES 3: The surprising Capi tals 19" SfM , moved to within six points of Pittsburgh in the race for the The Muzzier muffler . . . sold only at Sears! Alunn-nized to help resist, rust-causing moisture. Fits most American-made cars. Clamps, it' needed, are 99c each extra. Additional parts, if needed, are also extra. ; final playoff spot as Robert Picard, the Caps only All-Star selection, notched a pair of goals. Rookie Ryan Walter scored his 22d goal of the season into an empty net to secure , the win. Above services for most American-made cars TORONTO 5. ST. LOUIS 1: Maple Leafs' rookie John . Anderson pushed in a pair of third period goals and defense- man Borje Salming added a goal and a pair of assists to rake the Blues, who have now lost 10 straight to the Leafs. BOSTON 2, CHICAGO 2: Peter McNab's 25th goal of the 6.00-12 or 478-1 .'J MacUall plu SI .18 to SI. 69 F.E.T. raeli. Was S23.93 lo S2 1.9.1 earh. Dynaply 18. Four plies of polyester cord resist flat-spotting to help give a smooth, comfortable ride. Quantities limited. D7S-1 1 . E78-14 ', F78-14. G78-14 .60-1 5, 6:00-1 ., C78-1 3, 1 1 78-1 5 !SJ.I I..S2.I2 I, S'tlW .Iii.s.7i..s2.,5 I . S1AQ I" S3S.O -.rll. rrr S.W.S li. g'AHMn H.. h. year, a five-foot stuff shot late in the second period, lifted the , Bruins into a tie and put an end to their three-game losing streak. The Hawks' Stan Mikita tallied the 531st goal of his . career to open the scoring. Colorado 5, NY Rangers 4. THURSDAY'S GAMES Aibe in these sizes at higher prices. Hurry, only 1 1 ,OOU lo spilt Vancouver at Atlanta, 8 p.m. NY Islanders at Philadelphia, 8 DETROIT at Minnesota, 8:30 p.m. Chicago at Boston, 7:30 p.m. p.m. Glass belled tires TUESDAY'S RESULTS DETROIT 7, Washington 4. I St. Louis 7, Los Angeles 1. Minnesota 5, NY Islanders 4. I NY Rangers 5, Vancouver 3. 20 OFF AV8.3bliK'kwall 9 SKI 1 w pM$HiMM&ffl Guardsman. Two fiber glass belts and two nylon plies for strength and good tire mileage. Bill Ten basketball standings AMFM slcrco with &-lrack or cassette 99 Your choice GuartJimin Seirt Sean Ifllttd pnef price plus ftllchwjll t1crH f I f fl78-13 71.00 Wj D78-14 330 36.00 7.07 E78-14 " 34.00 37.00 2.19 F78-H M 39.00 2.34 G78-14 37JW KLftC! 2,70 G78-14 3700 QJ00 T47 HWU 4 7J)0 7.70 &78 15 IW iLpb ?.5S H78 15 MM 45.00 7.77 178-15 I 47.00 3.0S Conference All Games W L Pet. W L Pet. Ohio State 8 0 1.000 13 4 .765 Iowa 6 2 .750 13 4 .765 Purdue 5 3 .625 15 5 .750 Michigan State 4 4 .500 11 5 .688 Michigan 4 4 .500 10 6 .625 Illinois 4 4 .500 16 4 .800 Indiana 3 5 .375 11 9 .550 Minnesota 3 5 .375 8 9 .471 Wisconsin 2 6 .250 8 9 .471 Northwestern 1 7 .125 512 .294 Balance and tone controls, manual tuning, AFC for KM. Localdistant switch improves FM city reception. Tape-deck cleaner included. 8-lrack tape player has channel selector and indicator lights. Cassette player lias last forward automatic stop at end C'liooae yours now Solelndi Feb. 7 Radial lire SALE 7." I !..!,. I II 391: Si THURSDAY'S GAMES Ohio State at Michigan State, 8 p.m., Ch. Q. Michigan at Indiana, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Illinois. Purdue at Northwestern. Iowa at Wisconsin. F-I?l fSS CAM2 . . . the sUiy-in-grade MtSWIV. ISltmiMPMj' oW motoroi'- used exclusively by Jf IT a-'XryV rnmc? the Penske Racine Team, is fLH S: TWv SuperGuard. Two steel belts and two polyester plies for responsive handling. ftfn -tot available at Sears T.re and lh A J A Save o on pair of speakers A Save $1 on Penske dual air filter 29" id'Hmeiican standing . ....... , .. . , s , 2 Jensen speakers with wiring for installation. 6x9-inch oval 4341 or5-in. round. Recess-mount. Sole Endt Feb. 7 tuwr mdienais Keg zjv i Supfrtiuard (tefulir Sli plus Radial alia price ea price aa f 1.1 and olfl lira lit wnileall wriilewall each AR78lT" 165-13 47.95 39.88 1.87 BR8 13 175 13 53.95 44,88 1.99 , OR78-I4 175-14 61.95 51.88 7.3? FR78 14 185-14 MM 54 J8 7.4Q ?8-M !2iJl ,., M.?S.., 5ZJ8 . ist2, GR78-14 705-14 73.95 61.88 ?.7 HRJ8 14 715-14 80JS JlZ8 2.96, DUHE! 1,5 15 74.95 .88 7.59 fGR78-15 705-15 78.95 66.88, 7.83 HR78 IS 215 15 82.95 j&L88 3,03 IR78-15 I 235-15 93795 I 78.88 I 3.41 Conference All Games Sale tnds Feb. 7 B Save on 10W-30 AU-weuOicroil rinvi.li-; wuli' ian;.'c I'ryiiic iir'tii turn (Jit.tr r l.v,; .Vir , J " Sole tndi Feb. 13 C S I O oi l' eleelronie -.peeil i nnlriil Kt'';p5 your vehn:le at a stfdfiv pTii f ff'I'l even on hills Hfg$;9 9' J Sole tnds Feb. 7 D $5 off a pair of booster shocks Helps prevent w;i Ke $42 i Sole Ends Feb. 13 W L Pet. W L Pet. Toledo 7 1 .875 13 4 .765 Central Mich. 6 1 .857 13 5 .722 Ball State 6 2 .750 13 5 .722 Bowling Green 5 3 .625 12 6 .706 OhioU. 5 3 .625 10 6 .625 Eastern Mich. 3 5 .375 612 .333 Miami 3 5 .375 613 .316 Kent State 2 5 .286 711 .389 Western Mich. 2 6 .250 615 .286 Northern 111. 1 7 .125 612 .333 Vj fair J Fm wrs thai ari' hcav.lv li.'Hfd ) Mounting and rotation included Use Your SearsCharge Credit Plan mW0 Sale Ends Feb 7 &2J Sole Ends Feb. 7 Satisfaction Guaranteed or Your Mone Back Sec The Latest in Fashions For Your Eyes at the Optical Dept. The Sears Garage licemed builder Information available ot all '? Detroit area Seori Store or !Pi INCOME TAX SERVICE by H&R BLOCK TRAINED TAX PRfPARERS YtAR-ROUNO SERVICE PROVIDED PRIVATE INTERVIEWS t NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY Watch Repair Department Wolch bonds, watch repair, ring remounting and repeir. (not ot Groae Pointe, SourhhsWI WEDNESDAY'S GAMES Western Michigan 82, DcPaol 80. Central Michigan 82, Kent State 63. Ball State 63, Evansville 60. Dayton 73, Miami 62. Detroit 80, Eastern Michigan 75. Bowling Green 74, Loyola, 111. 71. Marshall 94, Ohio U. 81. Northern Illinois 76, Illinois St. 63. PiMtrtplion SunqlassPJ Photo Gtoy and Photo iL Call 779-7880 PreKfiDtion Eveq'oiiM Contort lenjej (wher of haniri Svri Umtrt Court oui Pfi ;?0?.T Krlly Pd f.O',1 Detroii Mi 480?1 ,illl4ei ahIBaceaajkaMaPBfllXeW

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