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WINTER SPORTING DOPE FROM EVERYWHERE
Willard and Rodel In Burlesque
Smith Shades Langford.
The Jess Willard-George Rodel
bout in Milwaukee last night turned
out as predicted. It was a fine pulling
and hauling match between two
heavy, clumsy men, who did not
know what to do with their fists and
fell over their own feet.
Between each round the referee
begged the two giants to mix mat
ters, but they stuck to their shoving
tactics and neither was damaged.
Willard was grossly fat. Layers of
fat lay on him so thickly that his
flesh trembled and quivered every
time he moved around the ring.
Rodel tried to force the fighting
at times, but did not know how to
go about it. Whenever he became
aggressive "Willard would extend his
long arms and his superior height
and reach kept the Boer at a distance
throughout the 10 rounds.
The fans were disappointed. They
wanted action and didn't get it.
As a result of this "fight" Rodel
and Willard will find, it hard to make
the public take their championship
claims seriously. They did not even
perform like good recond-raters.
Gunboat Smith Was given the de
cision over Sam Langford at the end
of twelve rounds in Boston. Smith
forced the fighting during .the early
stages, but was on the defensive in
the latter rounds. Spectators were
surprised when the decision was
given to Smith, as they thought
Langford had earned a draw. Lang
ford was unmarked after the fight
There was a feeling at the ringside
that the fighters were not extending
Ray Bronson, Young Saylor and
Eddie McGoorty sailed from San
Francisco yesterday for Australia,
where they will carry on a boxing
campaign that has been arranged for
Bill Dahlen Is Released As Manager
of the Brooklyn Team.
William Dahlen was released late
yesterday afternoon as manager of
the Brooklyn Nationals, and every
sport expert in the country is now
selecting a new pilot for the Dodgers.
Dahlen was forced out by the Mc
Keever brothers, large stockholders
in the Brooklyn club. President Eb
bets is a warm admirer of Dahlen
and held out for his retention, but the
opposition was too strong.
It was said to Ebbets that the fans
would not support Dahlen and would
refuse to patronize the games if he
was left at the helm of the team.
Fielder Jones, former White Sox
leader, now president of the North
western League, has eliminated him
self as a candidate. Fielder admits
talking with Ebbets about the man
agement of the Brooklyn club, but
adds that there apparently could be
no agreement on terms.
Jones wants a block of stock Tn
any club he directs. He wants a fat
contract in addition. Brooklyn is not
Wilbert Robinson, old Baltimore
star, late tutor for Giant pitchers, is
another man prominently mentioned
for the position. Robinson was re
leased by McGraw a few days ago,
and it was rumored Robby and Mac
had squabbled after the world's
Robinson should certainly know
baseball. He has seen it progress and
learned his business with stars.
For a time it was thought that, in
the event Dahlen was fired, Manager
Smith of the Newark club, also own
ed by.the Brooklyn magnates, would
take charge of the Dodgers. This
prospect has been eliminated by the
signing of Smith to manage Newark
for another year.
The Cleveland t-eds have offered
Pitcher Harry Jual, last year a mem-.,