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All batters British upstart

Fight stopped in fifth,
Dunn felled fivetimes
MUNICH UP-Muhammad Ali stonped Richard D'mn in the
fifth round of their world heavyweight championship early this
morning, after dropping the Englishman five times.
German referee Herbert Thomaser rushed toward Dunn to
push him away after the courageous British challenger reeled
away from the ropes following the fifth knockdown.
Ali redeemed himself after a controversial decision over Jimmy
Young last month by dominating the left-handed European cham-
pion, dancing and clovning, and punching with authority he had
not shown since his fight with Joe Frazier last October in Manila.
Dunn was a courageous opponent, boring in on the cham-
pion until he began to find the range in the third round by
slipping left hands through to the champion's head and landing
three sharp rights. The round was the challenger's best.
Also knocked down Dunn three times in the fourth round, the
first time with a right-hand lead. The Englishman went to his
knees and then rose at the count of nine. Ali blasted Dunn with a
right at the head that sent him staggering and'knocked him down
for the second time with right to the head.
Dunn was tp again quickly, but went down for a third time
from another right, and the referee counted to nine.
Ali weighed 220, the lightest he's been since he regained the
title and 10 pounds less than he weighed for Young.
"If I was in the same shape as last time, I would have
lost," Ali said.
Ali paid tribute to'the Englishman's courageousness. "He gave
me more trouble than I expected. He hit me a couple of times
real good. I give him credit for a great fight. I'd give him a
rematch."
Dunn, 206 , said he was mad at Thomser's in-
tervention because he felt he could have continued. his neck, catching his breath. Ali bore in, scoring
"I wasn't hurt by the barrage," Dunn said. with a left hook and then a right to Dunn's head and
Ali began the fifth round by pointing to the can then with volleys with both hands.
vas, indicating that Dunn would fall by the end of It was finally an overhand right that dropped
the three minutes. But Dunn was out of his corner Dunn for a fourth time. He was up at seven, and
quickly, pursuing the champ to the ropes and punch- then down again on a short right hook at 2:05 of the
ing with both hands. fifth round.
Dunn worked inside close to Ali, and Ali hung on Dunn wobbled near his own corner, and Thom-

ser intervened, signaling that the figh was over.
The morning's work a the 12,000-seat Olympia-
halle was easy and fast for $1.6 million for the
champion. Dunn made $125,000 for the ninth knock-
out loss of his career.
Ali said he wanted to prove in the fight that he
was not "fat and finished."
Ali now has won 52 fights and lost twice.

Eckersley stifles O's

By The Associated Press then walked Mark Belanger,
BALTIMORE - D e n n i s but he retired the side and set
Eckersley allowed one hit-an down 12 consecutive batters be-
infield single by Al Bumbry fore walking Ken Singleton to
leading off the game - before open the fifth.
leaving in the ninth inning as opntefth
the Cleveland Indians beat the Consecutive singles by Kui-
Baltimore Orioles 4-0 last night. per, Buddy Bell and Manning
The fleet Bumbry bounced a produced Cleveland's first run,
high chopper over the mound . '
and just beat the throw from i the opening inning, and an-
second baseman Frank Duffy. other scored on a sacrifice fly
The 21-year-old Eckersley, 3-2, by Boog Powell.'
Major League Standings
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NATIONAL LEAGUE
East
W L Pet. GB
Philadelphia 24 9i .727 -
Pittsburgh 22 1 .579 4%
New York 22 18 .550 5%
Montreal 155 19.441 314
Chicago 16 21 .432180
St. Louis 16 23 .410 11
Wtest
Los Angeles 26 13 .667 --
Cincinnati 23 15 .605 2%
San Diego 18 19 .486 7
Houston 18 24 .429 .93
Atlanta 15 25 .375 113
San Francisco 14 27 .341 13
Late game not included
Yesterday's Games
San Francisco 5, Houston 1
Philadelphia 7, New York 1
Montreal 4, Pittsburgh 2
Los Angeles at San Diego, n
Only games seheduled
Today's Games
St. Louis McGlothen (4-3) at Chi-
cago Burris (1-5).
Montreal Rogers (2-4) at Pitts-
burgh Medieh 3-4), n.
New York Seaver (4-3) at Phila-
delphia Lonborg (6-0), n.
Cincinnati Alala (3-0) at Atlan-
ta-Moeton (04), n.
Los Angeles Ran (4-2) at San
Diego Jones (8-2), n.
Houston ichard (5-4) at San
Francisco Caldwel (0-4), n.
Only games scheduled

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Feast
W L Pet. GB
New York 22 12 .647 -
Baltimore i8 14 .529 4
Boston 16 12 .471 6
Cleveland i1 i9 .457 6%
Detroit 14 13 .438 7
Milwaukee 13 17 .433 7
West
Kansas City 22 12 .647 -
Texas 21 14 .600 1%
Minnesota 18 16 .529 4
Chicago 16 16 .50 5
Oakland 15 23 .395 9
California 15 25 .375 10
Yesterday's Games
New York 5, Milwaukee 2
Cleveland 4, Bialtimoroer
Boston 3, Detroit 0
Kansas City 14, Texas 11
Chicago at California, late
Minnesota at Oakland, late
Today's Games
Detroit Fidrych (1-0) at Boston
Tiant (5-2), n-
Clevelald Dobson (3-5) at Bahil-
more Palmer (5-4), n.
Milwaukee Travers (3-2) at New
York Ellis (4-1), n.
Kansas City Leonard (3-1) at
Texas Perry (4-3), n
Chicago Gossage (2-3) at Califor-
nia Ross (1-5), n.
Minneapolis Hughes (0-4) at
Oakland Mitchell (1-2), n.

Yanks gambol
NEW YORK - Oscar Gam-
ble's three-run homer capped
a five-run first inning that en-
abled the New York Yankees to
coast to a 5-2 victory over
the Milwaukee Brewers last
night.
Milwaukee scored an
unearned run in the second in-
ning on a single by Gorman
Thomas, Bill Sharp's double
and Robin Yount's grounder,
which shortstop Jim Mason
flipped to second base, forgett-
ing there was no runner at first.
Boston wiser
BOSTON - Veteran Rick
Wise fired a two-hitter and
Carlton Fisk scored one run
and knocked in two as the Bos-
ton Red Sox beat the Detroit
Tigers 3-0 last night.
Alex Johnson singled in the
first inning and Ron LeFlore
extended his hitting streak to 26
games with a single in the third
for the only Detroit hits.
Schmidt hammers
PHILADELPHIA -
Greg Luzinski belted a two-run
homer and Dave Cash and
Mike Schmidt also drove in two
runs apiece to back Larry
Christenson's seven - hit pitch-
ing and lead the Philadelphia
Phillies to a 7-1 victory over the
New York Mets last night.
Christenson, 5-1, struck out
three and walked only one. The
young righthander did not allow
more than one baserunner in
an inning.

1u0t4 fthe a I
Netters finish second
Michigan's womens' tennis team tied Wisconsin with 30 points
to capture second place in the AIAW Regional Tournament in
Columbus this past weekend. Ohio State finished first with 53
points.
Wolverine Barb Selden advanced to the singles' finals
before being bested 6-3, 6-0 by Southern Illinois' Sue Briggs,
In advancing to the finals, Selden had to defeat Michigan
State's Debbie Mascarin, who defeated Selden earlier this
year in the Big Tens.
Selden may go to the Nationals in June as a result of her
performance.
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Gophers get bid
SHAWNEE MISSION, Kan. - The University of Minnesota
baseball team has accepted a bid yesterday to compete in the
National Collegiate Athletic Association Rocky Mountain Regional
baseball tournament at Tempe, Ariz.
The Gophers, who were runners-up in the Big Ten, will
play as an at-large entry in the tourney, which begins Friday.
NBA still on CBS
NEW YORK - The National Basketball Association signed a
new television contract with the Columbia Broadcasting System
Monday and the terms could be the best thing to happen lately
to the American Basketball Association.
The new four-year agreement, which includes a two-
year option, pays the NBA $43 million, $21 million in the first
two years and $22 in the last two years. That's a boost of
about 20 per cent annually over the present three-year NBA-
CBS deal that expires at the conclusion of the current play-,
offs
But the most important aspect of the deal, at least to the
struggling ABA, is an agreement to sweeten the contract by an
additional $4.9 million should the NBA accept up to four new
franchises.

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