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Page Twelve


Thursday, May 12, 1977


One round is enough!
Norton's 4 blows down
Bobick in 58 seconds
By The Associated Press
NEW YORK-Ken Norton lashed out with four smashing right
hands to the head and knocked out Duane Bobick in the, first round
of their scheduled 12-round heavyweight fight last night at Madison
Square Garden.
Hardly had the Garden crowd settled down for the action
when ;iorton caught Bobick with a blasting right to the face
that had him wobbling. +
Norton jumped to the attack with both hands, but it was three
more rights to the head that wrote the finish of 4obick's unbeaten
pro career.
The fourth right hand put him down in his own corner and
although he beat the 10 count, referee Petey Della ruled he was
unable to continue.
The time was'58 seconds of the round. It was all over.
Norton had been introduced as "the man they call the un-
crowned heavyweight champion" because of his disputed loss
to Muhammad Ali last September. He now definitely is in the
best position for the next big-money fight with Ali.
Bobick, who bridles at the tag "Great White Hope," will not
have to get upset about it any longer. Duane was only in the fight
for about the first 30 seconds.
Both men came immediately to the center of the ring at the
opening bell and exchanged jabs and tried rights as they looked
for an opening.
Norton found it first and rounded home the right that
derailed Bobick's dreams of a heavyweight title fight in the
near future.
The final right was a roundhouse swing that caught Bobick on
the side of the head and sent him face downward as the crowd of
about 10,000 came to its feet. Their excitement was matched only
by their disbelief.

Signed, sealed, and delivered

spvt oj te ti4,1 a Tiger power blasts


Williams decides
on Buckeyes
By The Associated Press
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Herb
Williams, one of the most sought
after high school basketball
players in the nation, was sign-
ed to a national letter of intent
by Ohio State yesterday.
Williams, a 6-11 high school
All - American center from
Columbus' Marion Franklin
High , School, is considered
one of the top ten prospects in
the country. He averaged 25
points a game last season
while helping Marion Franklin
reach the Class AAA regional
Williams had been courted
by UCLA, Alabama, Michigan,
Florida State, Maryland, and
Ohio State. He joins four other
high school All-Ohioans at Ohio
State, including 6-8 James
Smith of Cleveland's East Tech.
*T urnerturns skipper
PITTSBURGH - Ted Turner,
owner and president of the At-
lanta Braves, took over as team
manager on an interim basis
last night after giving Dave
Bristol a 10-day leave.
Turner said the 43-year-old
Bristol would scout the
Braves' minor league teams
and return as manager at the
end of the 10 days.
"A break like this gets the
cobwebs out of your mind," Tur-
ner said prior to last night's
game with the Pittsburgh Pi-
rates. The Braves have lost 16
straight games.
Turner, a world reknowned
yachtsman acknowledged that
he had never managed a
baseball team before -. not
even a Little League team.
"I won't be doing any of the.
strategy stuff. Our coaches,
Vern Benson and Chris Canni-
zaro, will be doing that," he

Pistons' Leon ale-ing
DECATUR, Ala. - Detroit
Pistons center Leon Douglas
paid a $45 fine last night for
having beer in his car in a dry
county and then gave his auto-
graph for a police clerk's son.
The former Alabama cage
star had been charged earlier
in the morning with illegal
possession of loquor, police
said, after they found four
unopened beer cans in his car.
Douglas signed a $220 bond
two hours after his arrest and
later reported to Recorder's
Court, pleaded guilty and paid
the fine.
Officers said they found the
beer after stopping Douglas'
Lincoln Continental to see if it
might be the car involved in
a robbery at Huntsville, Ala.
It was not.
After paying the fine, Doug-
las gave the police clerk this
note: "To Joe, best wishes and
good tuck, Leon Douglas, De-
troit Pistons."
Bullet wants out
WASHINGTON - Washington
Bullets' All-Star forward Elvin
Hayes told a local radio station
yesterday that he will meet with
club owner Abe Pollin sometime
next week and ask to be traded.
Hayes said he cannot play
for the NBA team if condi-
tions remain the same as this
past year.
Hayes becomes the second
Bullet in as many days to pub-
licly comment on the players'
dissatisfaction with Washington
Coach Dick Motta.
On Tuesday, Dave Bing told a
reporter that Motta was. unable
to "relate to black players" on
the team.
Hayes said he felt that the
press and Bullets officials had
not given him enough credit for
both his year and the team's

spre-ial To The Daily
DETROIT-Ex-Michigan pitch-
er Geoff Zahn was hoping for
a sweet homecoming last night
when his Minnesota Twins faced
the Detroit Tigers.
Zahn entered the game with
five victories in as many starts,
but the Tigers shelled him with
seven runs in three innings of
work on their way to an easy
8-3 victory.
Rockets top
Houston 118,
Philadelphia 94
THE DETROIT bats ripped
Minnesota pitching for 12 hits in
all, including four upper deck
The Tigers struck fast in the
first inning. With one out hot-
hitting second baseman Tito
Fuentes and designated hitter
Rusty Staub both beat out in-
field hits. Ben Oglivie singled
with the first of his three hits
and Fuentes streaked home, just
beating the throw from .Twins'
rightfielder Dan Ford.
Staub followed suit by beating
Rod Carew's throw to the plate
on a grounder off Steve Kemp's
bat. Tiger first baseman Jason
Thompson grounded to Carew
but beat the attempted double
play throw while Oglivie scored
on the play.
MINNESOTA came back with
two runs in the second with the
aid of two- Detroit miscues.
First, shortstop Mark Wagner

Zahn, 8-3

bobbled a Bob Randall grounder
for an error. Then, after Roy
Smalley poked a single to right,
catcher Glenn Borgmann bloop-
ed a ball into short center field.
Fuentes appeared to draw a
bead on the ball as he and cen-
terfielder Ron LeFlore converg-
ed on it. But suddenly the sec-
and baseman seemed to lose
track of the ball and, with Le-
Flore out of position, right field-
er Oglivie had to make a des-
perate dive for it.
DETROIT answered with an
unearned of its own in the bot-
tom of the inning. LeFlore drill-
ed a grounder through Smalley's
legs and into left field.

Fuentes and Staub followed
with back-to-back singles to give
the home team a 4-2 lead.
Oglivie opened the bottom of
the third with a towering home
run into the right field upper
deck. The round tripper was
Oglivie's sixth of the year-tops
on the Tigers.
The Detroiters finished off
Zahn as Phil Mankowski and
Mark Wagner stroked consecu-
tive solo homers.
It was clearly Roberts' best
effort of the year. The veteran
southpaw gave up only five hits
and one walk, while striking out
four and rasing his record to
3-4. Only one of the runs scored
against him was earned.

Major League Standings
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W L Pet. GB
New York 16 10 .615 --
Baltimore 14 9 .609 B2
aoston 14 13 .519 12-
MlIwauikee 15 14 .517 23
Toronto 14 17 .452 4/
Detroit 11 16 .407 5,
Cleveland 11 16 .407 S%
Minnesota 19 11 .633 -
Chicago 17 11 .607 1
Texas 14 11 .510 2Y2
Oakland 1 14 .533 3
Kansas City 55 14 .517 34
Caifornia 12 17 .414 V'f,
Seattle 5 24 .273 1iu
Yesterday's Games
Detroit 8, Minnesota 3
Oakland 3, Boston 1
Cleveland 4, Milwaukee 3
Late games not included
Today's Games
Texas Perry (1-4) at Kansas City
Leonard (2-1) a
Detroit Rozema (2-0) at NH-
waukee Traves (3-3) a
New York Figueroa (3-2) at Seat-
tle Jones (0-1) -
Baltimore PalmerR (5-1) at Cali-
forna Ros s(0-1)a
Only games achedalad

W L Pet. GB
Pittsburgh 20 7 .741 --
St. Louis 17 10 .630 3
Chicato 55 10 .100 4
Montreal 13 1 .542 5!.
Philadelphia 12 13 .490 7
New York 10 17 .370 10
Los Angeles 23 6 .793 --
San Francisco 13 16 .448 10
Cincinnati 11 16 .407 11
San Dieto 12 19 .3871
Houston 11 18 .379 17
Atlanta 8 22 ,267 15"
Yesterday's Games
San Diego 1, New York 3;
2nd game, n
san Franciso 4, Philadelphia 2
Pittsburgh 2, Atlanta 1
Los Angeles 5, Montreal 1
Late games not included
Today's Games
Atlanta Leon (6-1) at Pittsburgh
Bison (3-1)
Cincinnati Zachary ,(2-4) at St,
Louis Denny (5-0)
Los Angeles Rhoden (5-9) at
Montreal Hannahs (1-3) a
San Francisco- Montefusce (2-4}
at Phladelhia christense (t-3) a
San Diego (nflrn (-I) at New
Tnky opsman (-3) a
.Only games, ncheduled.

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