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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 24, 1913, Image 9

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Two Thanksgiving Day Bouts on
Pacific Coast.
Thanksgiving day will see two
cracking good ring battles, both to be
fought on the Pacific coast between
high-class men.
At Los Angeles Tom McCarey's
arena will hold Joe Rivers and Leach
Cross, who., next to Champion Willie
Ritchie, are the best in the light
weight division. Twice before these
two boys have met, each bout being a
ten-round no-decision affair. In one
Rivers was given a shade by the
Thursday's scrap vill be over the
twenty-round route, with a chance
for one of the men to make victory
Rivers is the favorite. Coast au
thorities are notoriously out of luck
when it comes to picking a winner,
but they seem to have the right dope
this time. Rivers is a good light
weight, and so is Cross, but the Mex
ican is just a little better. Both boys
pack healthy punches, so the fight is
not liable to be a parlor affair.
Cross was recently licked by
Ritchie, and this defeat may have
some effect on his work. The New
Yorker is a home town fighter all the
way, and does not put up his best
exhibitions when on foreign soil.
The winner will get a match with
Ritchie for the championship.
In San Francisco Jimmy Clabby
will take on Frank Logan, an aspiring
coast middleweight, who has been
mussing up his sparring partners in.
training. He will find no sparring
partner in the Hammond men. Jimmy
is a hard man to hit and can do con
siderable damage when he turns loose
his batteries.
Logan is no flash at cleverness, but
is a good two fisted walloper.
"Whether he can get home on Clabby
remains to be seen. Jimmy is well
thought of hereabouts and should
Chicago and Harvard Champions of
West and East.
Football championships, East and
West, were settled Saturday, and set
tled beyond question.
Chicago in the conference and
Harvard in the East are clean-cut
champions, without a rival to ques
tion their claims. They have bat
tered and run through all opposition,
not even a tie game blotting their
Picking the best team in the West
is a matter of opinion at best, but
in the light of comparative scores,
the only rating offered between the
Maroons and teams not in th& con
ference, Stagg's aggregation can
claim to be the peer of anything west
of the Allegheny mountains.
Adherents of Michigan, Notre
Dame, Nebraska and Michigan Ag
gies will dispute this claim, but calm
consideration of every angle leaves
the Maroons at the top of the heap:
They have licked every team team
they were called on to meet during
the season, and the schedule was a
hard one. Even Chicago partisans
have failed to realize that they were
backing the best conference team
turned out since 1905.
The winning of the championship
is a distinct victory for Stagg. He
started the, season with good ma
terial Lacking stars, he welded a
machine which strongly combined
attack and defense.
In the absence of decisive games
the followers of teams outside the
conference will claim their heroes
stood at the top of the heap. But
Chicago looks the best
Harvard beat Yale by a safe mar
gin, yet the victory was not impres
sive. The Blue was outplayed at ev
ery angle, but Harvard could not
pierce the Yale defense with enough
force to drive through for a touch
down. Brickley, with his five field
goals, turned the victory.
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