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Wednesday, August 2, 1 972


Page Eleven j

Fischer, Spassky draw

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (IP) -
Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky
drew a dull ninth game yester-
day in their world title chess
match, leaving the American still
two points up in his effort to
wrest the crown from the -Sov-
iet champion.
The competitors agreed to the
draw at the 30th move and ex=
perts agreed the outcome could
provide a vital boost to Spass-
::ky's morale after his crushing
defeat in the eighth game last
Each player got half a point
for the draw. The score now
stands at 5%/-31/ in Fischer's
favor, with a possible 15 games
remaining in the world champ-
ionship match. Game 10 will be
played tomorrow.
Fischer, 29, can now afford to
lose only one game, drawing
the rest to gain the 12' points
-- a he needs to win the title. The
AP Photo 35-year-old Russian champion
must win at least two games
JOE WILLIE NAMATH, needs no words to describe to re- to combine with draws for the
porters what he felt about the quality of football that was 12 points needed to retain his
played by the rival New Jersey Gints. However, Joe did assure crown.
the newsmen that he will lead his revamped troops to Super Spassky postponed the n i n t h
Bowl 1973 aine from Sunday. He pleaded
Cha gers get Da e Toas;
Namath Signs ig Mo e Cyact


a cold, but it was generally
agreed he was buying time to re-
compose himself after four losses
in six preceding outings.
Visiting experts hoped the Sov-
iet champion would come out
fighting to make up lost ground.
International master David Levy
of Britain said, "If Spassky
dosn't win this game, it's a 11
But the game was unexciting.
Danish grandmaster Bent Lar-
sen predicted a draw after only
15 moves, just before Britain's
Harry Golombek said: "If Spass-
ky doesn't suggest a draw, it's
because he's afraid Fischer will
Play developed into the Tar-
rasch variation of the queen's
gambit, with w hi c h Spassky
won a 1969 championship game
easily. Playing white with the
first move gave him an initial
slight advantage.
Fischer, usually a fast player,
moved with extreme deliberation.
After 20 minutes thought on the
move, he broke the game out of
the standard pattern, moving
pawn to queen's knight four.
This forced Spassky to with-
draw his bishop - which w as
threatened by Fischer's pae d -
in order to avoid losing it and to
avoid check by the challenger's
queen. The pullback also seemed
to cost the Russian the initia-
At the 15th move, both sides
had obvious weaknesses, Spass-
ky had an exposed queen and on
unprotected queen's pawn. Fis-
cher had an undefended pawn
on his queenside, attacked by
Spassky's queenside rook. That
was when Larsen predicted the
Number nine
Spassky White Fischer Black
1. P'-Q4, Kt-KB3
'. P-Qua, tP-K3
3. Kt-KB3, P-Q4
5. BPxP, KtxP
4. Kt.-B3, P-B4
6. P-K4, KtxKt
K. Px~t, Pot'
0. FPt', Kt-B3
Elapsed time: Spassky 7 minutes,
Fischer 21 minutes.
9. BI-QB4, tP-QKt4
Elapsed time: Sp ssky 18 minutes,
Fischer 40 minutes.
10. B-Q3, B-Ktsch
11. B-Q2, BXBch

By The Associated Press
IRVINE, Calif. - The San
Diego Chargers have 'acquired
two of the pro football's most
talented and troublesome play-
ers - running back Duane
Thomas and linebacker Tim
The Dallas Cowboys Monday
night gave up the controversial
Thomas, who missed this
week's practice at Thousand
Oaks, Calif., for wide receiver
Billy Parks and running back
Mike Montgomery.
"We had reached the point
where we had to do some-
thing," said Cowboys. Coach
Tom Landry.
Pistons trade
Walker for
Rocket guard
HOUSTON IP) - The Houston
Rockets and Detroit Pistons of
the National Basketball Associa-
tion traded veteran guards yes-
terday with the Rockets sending
Stu Lantz to the Pistons in ex-
change for Jimmy Walker.
Walker, 28, averaged 21.3
points per game last season and
has been named to the All-Star
squad the past two seasons. He
also had an .827 free throw per-
centage, 10th best in the league.
Walker has a career scoring
average of 16.1 and a career
accuracy mark of .450 from the
t Lantz, 26, had spent his four
years as a pro with the Rockets.
He was Houston's third choice in
the 1968 draft and has a 15.5
career scoring average, includ-
ing an 18.5 mean last season.
It was the third trade by new
Houston President and General
Manager Ray Patterson s i n c e
taking over his new duties. Pat-
terson said he expected Walker
to assume backcourt leadership
of the team.
"Much will be said about Jim-
my's scoring talents but we be-
lieve he will be very effective
in our overall offense. Because
of injuries to front line 'players
in Detroit the past few years
Jimmy has had to assume more
of the scoring burden.
"But we also rate him as one
of the top passers in professional
basketball," Patterson said.

coach of the Chargers, said he
will wait a while for the 25-
year-old Thomas to report.
"He's probably the best run-
ning back since Jimmy Brown,"
added Svare.
Thomas could not be reached
for comment.
For Rossovich, the Chargers
relinquished their No. 1Nation-
al Football League choice of
1973 to the Philadelphia Eagles.
The 6-foot, 245-pounder, a
five-year N a t i o n a 1 Football
League veteran from the Uni-
versity of Southern California.
sought a big salary hike and
failed to show up at the Eagles'
training camp.
A spokesman for the Charg-
ers quoted Rossovich as saying
he was "delighted to join the
San Diego club."
T h e Chargers a l s o
announced yesterday they
would receive defensive tac-
kle Dave Costa from the Den-
ver Broncos in return for re-
serve fullback Eddie Ray and
San Diego's No. 3 draft
choice in 1973. Costa earlier
issued a public statement
asking to be traded.
- ,
Joe Willie inks
boyant Joe Namath, after sign-
ing a two-year contract yester-
day with the New York Jets, re-
fused to discuss terms of the
agreement, but sources claimed
the package was worth $500,-
000 making him the highest
paid quarterback in pro foot-
"No figures will be given,"
Namath told a press conference
at the National Football League
team's training camp. "I don't
think that's necessary."
Namath had insisted recently
that he should be paid more
than any other quarterback be-

cause, "I can play better than
anyone else." Asked if the new
contract had fulfilled his wish,
Namath replied, "I don't know.
I've never seen anybody else's
Flanked by Jets Coach Gen-
eral Manager Weeb Ewbank
and Team President Phil Iselin,
Namath, attired in blue jeans,
sneakers and a kit shirt, said
he "will continue to play as
long as I am able to contribute
to the team. Even if injured,
I'd have another operation and
then come back."

i. QxB, P-R3
i:. P-QR4, -O
14. Q-3, B-Kt2
15. PaP, PxP
16. o-, -Eel
Elapsed timetSpassky 55 minutes,
Fischer 58 minutes.
17. RR1-Kt, P-Kt5
18. Q-Q2, KtxP
i9. Ktat, QxKt
0. Est, Q-Q2
Elapsed time: Spassky 87 minutes,
Fischer 73 minutes.
2i. p-K3 R,KB-Q
22..RK1B1, -Kt QiB
23. QxQ, RxQ
24. RxB, P-Kt.4
25. R-Ktich,K R
6. Es~ch, K-Ktl
27. P-B3, R-Q7
28. P-R4, P-R3
29. PxP, PxP
Elapsed time: Spassky 100 minutes,
Fischer 100 minutes.
joins WHA,
BOSTON () - The leap for
colorful Derek Sanderson from
the National Hockey League's
Boston Bruins to the new
World Hockey Association will
make him the highest paid ath-
1ete in America, his attorney
said. yesterday.
Derek will sign tomorrow in
Philadlphia, Bob Woolf of Bos-
ton said, making him the third
tuember of the NHL Stanley
Cup champions to jump to the
Blazers and the fifth Bruin to
go with the WBA.
Woolf declined to give de-
tails of the package, adding that
"nobody will be disclosing
that," but he said the reported
figure of $2.6 million for the
multi-year contract was realis-
Sanderson c o u 1 d not be
reached for comment.
"As I've said before it is an
utterly fantastic contract."
Woolf said, "and it would have
been absurd for him not to ac-
cept it.
Woolf said the 26-year-old
center and Blazers' President
John Cooper had reached a
"verbal agreement" late Mon-
day night.
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Colbert clubs Braves

ATLANTA (')e - Nate Colbert
drove in a record 13 runs with a
record-tying five home runs, one
a grand slatm, and powered the
San Diego Padres to a 9-0, 11-7
sweep of a twinight doublehead-
er from the Atlanta Braves yes-
The San Diego slugger hit two
homers and drove in five runs
in the opener and crashed three
more homers, good for eight
RBIs in the nightcap,
Magic number: 58
Perry beat the Orioles, but
Milwaukee's Skip Lockwood al-
lowed just one hit in a six
inning shortie as his teammates
managed 16 safeties to murder
the Tigers, 9-0.
The 13 runs batted in erased
the major league mark of .11
shared by three American
Leaguers-Cleveland's Earl Av-
erill in 1930, Boston's Jim Tabor
in 1939 and Baltimore's Boog
Powell in 1966-and the National

Lea gue record of 10 by Enos
Slaughter of St. Louis in 1947.
Colbert also broke the NL
mark of 12 RBI in two consecu-
tive games by Jim Bottomley of
St. Louis in 1924.
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Professional League Standings
Today's Games Today's Games
Kansas City (Drago, 7-12) at Oakland
(tunter, 13-4), night Phr delphir(Cit meto,4-li) at N
New York (Kline, 10-4 and Kekicb, 10-9) ork (Seaver, 12-8), night
at Boston (Peters, 1-2 and Curtis, 6-4) San Diego(Norman, 5-7) at Atlanta
day-night (Niekro, 9-9), night
Baltimore (Palmer, 13-4 and Harrison, Cincinnati (Nolan, 13-2) at Houston
0-3) at Cle 1and (Dunning, 0-0 and (1 . E so4, 6-s), ni t
Wilcos, 6-il), 2, twinight Pittsburgh (Eellis, 9-4) at St. Louis
California (May, 4-7) at Chicago (Lem- (Gibson, 11-6), night
onds, 1-3) San Francisco (Stone, 4-7) at Los
Milwaukee (Lonborg, 9-5) at Detroit Angeles (Suton, 12-6), night
(Coleman, 12-8), night Chicago (Hands, 8-7 and Pappas, 6-7
Minnesota (Corbin, 6-4) at Texas (Paul, at Montreal (Torrez, 12-5 and Me-
3-3), night Anally, 1-11), 2, twinight

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