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More U.S. boxers advance

By The Associated Press
MONTREA--Big John Tate
rallied in the third round with
a big right-hand attack yester-
day to score a narrow decision
over West German Peter Hus-
sing and set up a semifinal
showdown with defending Olyn-
pic heavyweight boxing cham-
pion Teofilo Stevenson.

The match between the 21-
year-old Tate, a truck driver
from Knoxville, Tenn., and the
awesome Cuban, the glamor
boy of international boxing, is
set for this afternoon.
Stevenson reached the semi-
fintI by knocking out Pekka
Riokola of Finland in the first
round.

OF
BOUNDS
by Rich Lerner
The Montreal scene ...
a little of everything
MONTREAL
"ISSA HUSSA, HA SA SA. Nu ska Canada. Ha da da."
Learned that from a Dane at the Denmark-Canada seven-
man handball match. Figuratively, it translates as "hip hip hoo-
ray. You're gonna get it Canada. Na, na na na na."
Montreal during the Olmpics is Louisville during Derby
Week, Mardi Gras, the Michigan-Ohio State game, an Arab
market, and the United Nations all rolled into one.
Everybody is trying to sell something. An official Olym-
pic frisbee goes for $2.25. Outside the Forum, one enter-
prising literati hawks his wares-Olympic poetry.
"How much is it?" I asked
"Two dollars."
After taking two steps from the corner the price was down
to $1.50 and before I could laugh the price had been cut to $1.
One can't take more than 5 steps in the Olympic park without
someone stopping you to sell either a flower, tickets to some of
the events, Jesus or a button signifying your national loyalty.
A hamburger with greasy french fries sells for close to
$2 in an old Montreal dive. Because of the hordes of cus'
tomers now, the establishment has no time to cook the burger,
barely getting it thawed before tossing it onto a plate.
The best buv in town is tickets. Handball ducats were avail-
able for $2 at the door. Sixteen-dollar tickets to the USA-Canada
semi-final basketball game could be purchased for $5 from scalp-
ers at tinoff time.
Come nightfall a party atmosphere prevails. I'he night life
centers around two areas, Crescent St. in downtown and Place
de Jacques Cartier in old Montreal.
Wilt Chamberlain celebrated the U.S. basketball win over
Canada on Crescent St., prchasing a case of champagne and
distributing free bottles to lucky passers-by.
In old Montreal, an international . snake dance weaves
down the steet to steains of "Alouette" and "When the Saints
Go Marchin" In" noved by a band of street musicians.
At the other end of the hicek, i clster of drunken Yankees
stammers thr-n-h "ad Bless america."
The latest f-s1inn ,sfor enning dress in old Montreal is a green
plastic phosphourescent necklace. Every third person has one of
the ridiculous incumberances snapped around their neck. Jim
Lampley must have started the craze.
During the day things are a bit quieter as local winos plead
for spare change in six different languages. You must be careful
not to be too raucous in daylight hours lest you wake the people
snoozing in their cars
The security is not as oporessive as advertised. A fence sur-
rounds the Olympic village where the athletes are housed and
only those property accredited are allowed admittance. How-
ever, the athletes are free to roam where they please.
Th brasseries and taverns (the only difference between
the two is that women are allowed in brasseries but exclud-
ed from taverns) are crowded with athletes, much to the
dismay of their coaches.
The real highlights are the athletic events themselves. Seeing
an emotional Yugoslavian basketball team upset the favored Rus-
sians was exhilaratie. Nonee of the Yugoslavian players on the
bench sat down duing the entire game. They were on their feet
from the opening tinoff as their teammates swept to an early
21-6 lead,
Michigan has fared well in the games. Phil Hubbard won a
gold medal in basketball, scoring ten points in the finals. Phil
Boggs. the gold medalist in the 3-meter springboard diving, will
attend the Unive-sit, Law School in Sentember. Wolverine swim-
mers Gordon Downie and Alan Mctlatchey won bronze medals
on Great Britain's 810-meter freestle relay.
John Daly, swimming for Puerto Rico, failed to make the
finals in his butterfly specialty. Pierre Leclerc, competing for
Canada, placed forty-second in the all-around competition for
gymnastics.
By the way, did you hear the case about the gold medal win-
ner who wanted to have his award preserved? He decided to
have it bronzed.

Tate, who has been fighting
only 19 months, went into the
Hussing fight with a swollen
left eye-a souvenir of his suc-
cessful Olympic debut Monday.
The eye began to bleed in the
second round and American
fans sat hushed when the ref-
eree stopped the bout and sig-
naled a doctor to come into the
ring. The doctor gave hisokay
for Tate to continue and the
American made the most of it.
"I thought the ref was going
to stop the fight," said Tate. "I
had a little cut on my left eye.
But I ain't going to let no little
cot get me down. I gave every-
thing I had in the last round,
and I won it."
In that final round, Tate
shook Hussing a couple of
times with solid right hands to
the head, backed him tip once
with two good rights and a left
and knocked him down with a
right in the stomach. It looked
like the German might have
had his feet tangled, but Tate
said of the knockdown: I hit
him a good right hand. I could
feel it to my legs ."
The decision was 3-2 for
Tate over Hussing, the 1972
bronze medalist. The Egyp-
tian and Romanian judges
voted for Hussing while the
Indonesian and Venezuelan
judges gave it to Tate. The
Japanese judge saw it 59-59
but gave the fight to Tate for
being more aggressive.
Stevenson didn't even break a
sweat in knocking out Roukola.
He knocked down the Finn with
the first right hand he threw,
hurt him with the second right
and knocked him down again
with tle third. Ruokola got up
after the second knockdown but
the referee had seen enough
and stopped it at 1:55 of the
round.
Tate was the seventh Ameri-
can to gain the semifinals in 11
weight classes. He was joined
in the afternoon action by mid-

dleweight Mike Spinks of St.
Louis, who bombarded Ryszard
Pasiewicz of Poland with right
hands for the most one-sided
decision in the 11 days of com-
petition.
Spinks' older brother Leon,
a Marine corporal from Camp
Lejeune, N.C, powered his
wcay into the semifinals of the
178-pound class last night with
a one-sided decision over Otto-
mar Sachse of East Germany.
Spinks floored Sachse with a
right to the head just 24 sec-
onds into the fight and had him
in trouble several times before
the end.
In fact, Spinks had more trou-
ble with referee Addalla of Tu-
nisia. Addalla penalized Spinks
one point in the first round for
talking to him. Then, when
Sninks showed up for the deci-
sion annossncement in center
ring wearing a red-and-white

knit cap with a red tassle, the
referee yanked it off his head
and threw it into a corner. The
crowd booed.
Spinks' v i c t o r y gave the
United States seven semifinal-
ists in the 11 weight classes,
one less than the powerful Cu-
ban team and two more than
the Soviet Union.
Since semifinalists are as-
sured of at least a bronze
medal, the United States al-
ready has improved its boxing
medal production over the
1972 Games in Munich when
the Americans won one gold
and one bronze.
Other leading contenders for
medals are the Cuban, Roma-
nian and Soviet Union eams.
The United States failed to
get a semifinalist at 147 pounds
when Clint Jackson of Nashville,
Tenn., lost a 3-2 decision to
Pedro Gamarro of Venezuela.

-MAJOR LEAGUE STANDINGS -

AMERICAN 'LEAGUE
East
W L Pet. GB
New York 60 35 .625 -
Baltimore 49 48 .505 11?.
Cleveland 47 48 .495 121.
Detroit 47 49 .490 13
noston 43 53 .440 17
Milwaukee 42 52 .447 17
west
Kansas, City 59 3as.too -
Oakland 53 46 .535 7
Texas 47 49 .490 111.
Minnesota 47 50 .45 12
Chicago 44 54 .449 15%
California 43 58 .426 18
Late games not included
Yesterday's Resultis
Minnesota 0, Texas 5, 1sttame
Texas at Minnesota, 2nd game, a
Cievand7, Boston k
Baltimore 4, New Ynek 3
Detroit 1, Milwaukee 0
Kansas City at Caliaonia, n
Chicago at Oakland, a
Today's Games
Cleveland (Dobson 11-7) at Bos-
ton (wise 7-8), 2 p.m.
Texas (Umbarger 7-7) at Minne-
sofa (Bane 3-2), 2:15 p.m.
Baltimore (Pagan 2-4 or Cuellar
4-12) at Detroit (Fidrych 11-2), 8
p.m.
Only games scheduled

NATIONAL LEAGUE
East
W L Pct. GB
Philadelphia 65 31 .677 -
Pittsburgh 54 43 .557 11.E
New York 51 50 .505 IV.
St. Loots 52 54 .430 13
Chicago 41 58 .414 25'.
Montreal 33 60 .355 30'
west
Cincinnati 6 38 .620 -
Los Angeies 55 44 .556 6'.
Houston 52 51 .505 111,
San Diego 49 52 .485 13'
Atlanta 45 54 .455 16'
San Francisco 44 58 .431 19
Yesterday's Resilts
Monreeal 3, St. Louis 0, 2nd game
ppd., rain
Chicago 5, Philadelphia 2, 11 inn.
Atlanta 7, Los Angeles 2
Pittsburgh 1, New York 0, 13 inn.
Sansan Francisco 7, Cincinnati 0
San Diego 2, Houston 1, 10 innings
Today's Games
Chicago (R. Renschel 9-8) at
Philadelphia (Carlton 11-4), 12:35
p.m.
Pittsgoh fRooker 1-5) at New
York f ,Lolich 6-10), 1:05 p.m.
San Diego (Freisieben 6-8 or
Strom 9-11) at Cincinnati (Zach-
ry 0-3), 8:05 p.m.

HUMAN BLURS MILLARD HAMPTON (right) and Steve Riddick of the United States' 400-
meter relay team practice their baton exchanges yesterday at the Olympic Village. For yester-
day's track results, see page 11.

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