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Page Eighteen


Wednesday, May 5, 1971

Phelps named Irish coach;
Ali offered Foreman bout
By The Associated Press
" SOUTH BEND, Ind. Richard "Digger" Phelps, 29, who last year
guided Fordham University to its best year in history, was named head
basketball coach at the Notre Dame University yesterday.
Phelps succeeds Johnny Dee, who resigned last week to return to
private law practice in Denver, Colo.
In his one season at Fordham, Phelps led the Rams to a 26-3 mark
and was named coach of the year in District Two of the National As-
sociation of College Basketball Coaches.
* BOSTON - Boxing promoter Sam Silverman said yesterday he
has offered Muhammad All $1 million or 35 percent of the live gate and
ancillary rights to fight 1968 Olympic heavyweight champion George
Foreman in Boston in September.
Daly to coach Penn
*" PHILADELPHIA - Charles "Chuck" Daly was named head
basketball coach at Penn yesterday, the second time in three years
Daly has inherited a team with almost no place to go but down.
Daly succeeds Dick Harter, who last season coached Penn to a 28-1
record and the No. 3 national ranking. Harter resigned recently to
Enning B u te raccept the coaching job at Oregon.
"It's a difficult challenge but I'm used to it," commented Daly,
who succeeded Bob Cousy at Boston College in 1969, after Cousy led
B.C. to the finals of the National Invitation Tournament,
Coppertone Tanning Butter has extra coconut oil and
Cocoa butter for an incredibly fast deep tan. That's Cones shuns pros
why more people butter up with Coppertone Tanning 0 MILWAUKEE - Jim Chones, Marquette University star said
yesterday he had no intention of following other young college standouts
who have signed professional contracts before graduating.
Coppertone Tanning Butter. One of 11 great "I'm not interested in playing professional basketball at the present
tanning products by Coppertone. time," said the 6-foot-11 sophomore center. "I can get my education
and I know we'll have a great team next year, and I'll be getting more
Aprodrut f Plogh, ic. experience."
Bruins rehire Johnson
* BOSTON - The Boston Bruins announced yesterday that Tom
Johnson, who coached the team to the 1970-71 National Hockey League
East Division title and its first Prince of Wales trophy in 30 years, has
signed a new two-year contract.
Mara keeps options open
* NEW YORK - New York Giants owner Wellington Mara con-
firmed Tuesday that he is in no way committed to moving his National
Football League team to New Jersey's proposed $200 million sports
complex in Hackensack.
The New Jersey Senate voted 28-2 Monday in favor of the project
and Mara, seeking to knock down rumors that the club is already com-
mitted to leaving Yankee Stadium, released the text of his "memoran-
dum of intent" with New Jersey.
"This memorandum is entered into solely to express a bona fide
intention on the part of each party to enter into negotiations which may
". .culminate in a binding agreement, and is in no way intended as an offer
or commitment by any of the parties, "it read.
Johnson goes under knife
BALTIMORE - Gus Johnson, captain of the Baltimore Bullets,
will undergo surgery today to repair cartilage damage to both knees.
The surgery is regarded as relatively minor when compared with
1 'the ligament surgery of Johnson two seasons back.
Mrs. Al Rosen plunges 19 stories
M " PHILADELPHIA - Mrs. Al Rosen, 41, wife of the former All-
Star third baseman of the Cleveland Indians, plunged to her death
? Monday night from the 19th floor of the Warwick Hotel.
The medical examiner's office ruled the death a suicide.
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