Saturday, June 7, 1975
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
SPORTS OF THE DAILY
Promoter challenges NBA
By The Associated Press and the American Basketball most valuable players in their GILMORE, however, dis- for CBS, made the am
NEW YORK Show business Association champion Kentucky respective playoffs. agreed. ment yesterday. Wusslf
promoter Jerry Perenohio said Colonels. Perenchio, who co-promoted "I think it would be great for said Rick Barry, star f
yesterday he is heading a group PERENCHIO announced t h e the first Muhammd Ali-J o e basketball," the towerilg Ken- for the National -3asketi
that is offering $1 million for bid at a luncheon honoring Gold- Frazier heavyweig'c champion- tucky center said. "It v o u I sociation champion G
a three-game, winner-take-all en State's Rick Barry, Artis Gil- ship fight four years ago, said tacky center said. "It would State Warriors, has sign
basketball world series in Las more of the Colonels and goal- the basketball series would be generate a new interest all to- an announcer on the CBS
Vegas between the Golden State tender Bernie Parent of the Na- scheduled four to six weeks gether in our league and the Spectacular.
Warriors, champions of t h e tional Hockey League champion from now and that it would be world of basketball wauld be Spitz will provide comn
National Basketball Association, Philadelphia Flyers, chosen the scheduled for prime time tele- better for it." on aquatic events with h
vision. He said both leagues In Kentucky, Ellie Brown, enajor assign ment bei
b D had been contacted about the chairman of the board of the World Swimming Champ
proposal and that if he could ABA Colonels, said ,er club from Cali, Colombia in
a sel D o in g s not get the leagues to agree, he was willng to play.
would try to get the teams to 'Frankly we feel we are the
od e n
d to be
By The Associated Press
LESS THAN 36 hours after picking Leslie Filkins No. 1 pick
in the free agent draft, the Detroit Tigers signed the left-handed
hitting and throwing outfielder to a contract calling for a sub-
The 5-foot-11, 180 pound Filkins, 18, graduates from Washigton
High School in Chicago Saturday. He is to repot to the Tiger
training camp for recent signees at Bristol, Va., June 12.
Filkins was signed by. Jack Tighe, a Tiger scout who once man-
aged Filkins' father in the minors.
ACE RELIEF pitcher Mike Marshall was reactivated from the
injured list yesterday by the Los Angeles Dodgers who optioned
catcher Paul Ray Powell to Albuquerque of the Pacific Coast
Marshall, the National League Cy Young Award winner in 1974,
suffered an injury to the cartilage of his left rib cage on May
19. Ie came back to make two appearances but was reinjured
So far this year, Marshall has appeared in nine games and has
a 2.2 record with a 4.80 earned-run average.
NEW YORK METS reactivated left-handed pitcher George Stone
yesterday, filling a vacant spot on their 25-man roster.
Stone has been on the disabled list since Aug. 9 of last season
becauseof a torn rotator cuff in his pitching arm, an inju
few pitchers overcome.
He was left behind in Florida after the Mets finished spring
training in April and has been pitching in the instructional league.
Stone appeared in two exhibition games with the Mets last month
and showed enough progress to be restored to the major league
BERT BLYLEVEN is suffering from a slight tear in a shoulder
muscle and will take a week off to help it heal, the Minnesota
Twins reported yesterday.
A spokesman for the American league baseball team said
the problem was not serious but that physicians had advised the
right-handed pitcher to rest for several days.
The Twins announced the signing of their No. 1 choice in
the secondary phase of Thursday's draft. He is Hosken Powell,
20, a 6-foot-1, 180-pound left-handed outfielder from Pensacola, Fla.
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The game would be played at
BEFORE Perenchio made his
announcement, Barry and Gil-
more were asked their opinion
of a basketball world Series.
"No way," said Barry. "The
season is so long now and you
just can't add on more g en.
Besides, our team was psycholo-
gically geared to winning t h e
NBA championship. I don't
think there is any way wa could
regain the peak we reached
for the series against Washing-
ton. It would be virtually im-
finest team in pro basketball
and we are prepared to play any
time any place," she said.
LOS ANGELES - Mark Spitz,
who won seven gold m-dals at
the 1972 Olympic Games, h as
signed an exclusive agreement
to become a television commen-
tator with the Columbia Broad-
ROBERT WUSSLER, vice
president in charge of sports
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- National
Hockey League veteran Henry
Boucha jumped to tho 3-year-
old World Hockey Association
yesterday signing a multi-year
contract with the Minnesota
Boucha, a former Detroit Fed
Wing, played last year with the
Minnesota North Stars of the
NHL. North Star officials said
the 24-year-old Boucha rejected
a "generous contract offer" be-
fore signing with the Fighting
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