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top speed until the last nian was out
in the ninth inning.
Rain greeted the Cubs at Louis
ville, making practice in the open im
possible. O'Day gave the athletes a
rest, but had them at work early to
day in the big stock pavilion. Indica
tions are that the rain may force the
postponement of this afternoon's
game, and a contest tomorrow is ex- j
teeumgiy uuuuuui. . ...
'Since leaving Tampa the Cubs
have not 'found good weather, and
there is fear in camp that the team
will be forced to start the Season out
of condition. The.annual spring trip
of exhibition games through, a part
of the country that is riot warm is
responsible. In an effort .to. pick up
some coin and pay expenses "qf " thie
trip, the ownership flirts' With the
danger of getting the nieiiout of
O'Day is bossing a squad, the regu
lars of which are veterans, and they
need hot weather.
Larry Cheney hurt his shoulder by
being thrown against a door in the
Pullman, fbut will be out of the fray
only a couple of days .
George Rodel and Tom McMahori
have been matched to fight ten
rounds in New York" April 4 Mc
Mahon meets Jess Willard in Youngs
town Friday night,
Matty McCue has been matched
with: Joe "Mandot for a ten-round bout
in Racine April 10.
Harfern Tommy Murphy, who
"fights. Willie Ritchie for the light
weight championship ia San Fran
cisco April 17, .starts' frqm-New York
Sot the coast today; ,
Jimmy Clabby ahti trainer, Ar
thur McQueen;! .were? sentenced to
three years inr-prisonat Los Angeles
for licking- a popper; Sentence was
isuspendediandithe pair must get per
. mission from the authorities if they
want to leave the state. They also
had to paythe copper $1;000.
Sinai won the indoor track meet
"of the A. A. F. ai the Sportsmen's
Show at the Coliseum last night,
scoring 29y2 points. ' Seward regis
tered 2y2 for second place, and Vor
waerts Turners were; third with 20.
The meetTvas slow and uninteresting.
BILLY MURRAY, COINING "KETCHEL OF RING,
FAMOUS AS RESULT OF ONE FIGHT
San Francisco, CaL March 26.
"A second Stanley Ketchel."
'The nextrmiddlewetght champion.
of the world." '
It's a whole lot to say of a young
hoxex who .jumped into prominence
as theVresult of one fight, but that
is what coast fans are saying of Billy
Murray, the young Californian, -who
so decisively defeated Leo Houck,
considered one of the best middle
weights in the world, in the 14th
round of a scheduled ,20-round con
test. And, now Murray is to meet
Jimmy Clabby in Daly City on April
3. The winner of that bout unques
tionably will have the clear-cut claim
to the middleweight title, Eddie Mc
Goorty's clamor to the contrary not
withstanding. Murray has been boxing two years,
making his escapei.only recently from
the bushes when he .appeared in one
of the four-round shows. He boxed
so impressively artiTwon so easily
that a cry went up for bigger game
for the newcomer. Houck was set
tled upon and, although Murray can
do 152 ringside, he agreed to meet the
veteran of many hard-fought battles
in the east) at 158 ringisde. What he
did to Houck is ring history. He beat
the highly touted easterner so badly
in every round that the referee final
ly called a halt to the one-sided con
test in the 14th round.
In many respects Murray greatly
resembles the lamented Ketchel. He
is built along the lines of the Michi
gan terror, although not so sturdily
set up, "shifts in the same style, but
not with the wonderful grace and