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BOXING ALL THE LATEST DOPE BASEBALL1
Dillon Is the "Favorite Over Christie
Rivers vs. Cross'.
Mardons Are Strong Contenders foi;
Jack Dillon is a natural favorite
over Gus Christie in the middleweight
scrap to be pulled off in Milwaukee
Christie is a game boy, and has
made great strides lately, but he is
not on a par with the battler from
Indianapolis. The middleweight
championship has been in a snarl for
considerable period, but there is a
chance now to clear it up in great
If Dillon wins over Christie he may
be matched with Jimmy Clabby, the
Hammond mitt slinger. Such a bout
would be pulled off on the coast and
decisive verdicf should be reached at
the end of twenty rounds.
, The plan to match Eddfe McGoorty
with the winner.of tonight's go was
killed by the suspension of McGoorty
by Wisconsin officials for six months.
The fight might be made in the East,
but it would not draw as -well as in
Joe Rivers will probably draw
Leach Cross as his opponent in the
Thanksgiving Day fight in Los An
geles. Promoters have already se
lected Rivers as one of the men to
appear, and Cross has been made an
offer to travel to the coast.
If Leach accepts he will leave im
mediately after his fight with Willie
Kitchie in New York, Nov. 10.
Cal Delaney, the Cleveland ban
tam, who thrashed Matty McCue last
week, intends to keep busy. He is
now in training for his bout Friday
night In Racine with Frankie Conley.
Several wrestlers will attempt to
maim eah other at the opening win
ter show of the Globe A. C. at the
Globe Theater tonight. Some new
unknown Turks will be introduced.
o o .
Los Angeles now has ten public
produce markets in operation.
Aside from trying to locate your
train on the "L," the best and livest
sport in this here town right now is,
All because Coach Stagg's Maroon
warriers came with a rush in the
second half against Illinois Saturday
and crushed the state eleven under,
a smashing attack.
There is prospect for a conference
championship out at the Midway.
Northwestern,. Wisconsin and Minne
sota are still blocking, the path, but
the Purple amounts to nothing as an
obstacle. Wisconsin has a weak at
tack. Minnesota,, therefore, is the
team which will challenge the Chi
cagoans for supremacy.
There are still some glaring defects
in the Maroon attack. The .defense
Saturday was well-nigh perfect, Illi
nois making first down only once,
Russell, the Chicago quarterback, is
a flashy player himself, but slipped up
on his generalship several times. On
straight football the Maroons swept
through the downstaters. But Rus
sell seemed to forget this when his
team was within scoring distance,
and attempted the spectacular, when
old-style football would have brought
at least two more touchdowns.
When they were given a chance
Norgren and Gray reeled off big and
repeated gains. Norgren, in partic
ular, ate up the distance to the Illi
nois goal line in great gulps, and his
long punts set the enemy back on
nearly every exchange of kicks.
Chicago looks good. There are
rough spots, but the eleven is made
up of veterans, who have football
sense, and Stagg can polish them for
the Gophers and Badgers!
Illinois should not be discouraged.
Zupke has a style of attack which
differs from that of any other coach