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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 16, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 25',
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BASEBALL-SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BOXING
National League. -'
Chicago, 5; New York, 4.
Pittsburgh, 4; Brooklyn, 3.
Cincinnati, 6; Philadelphia, 4.
St. Louis, 5; Boston, 3.
Chicago, 0; St. Louis, 2.
Kansas City, 3; Indianapolis, 5.
Baltimore, 0-0; Buffalo, 7-4.
Pittsburgh, 2; Brooklyn, 4.
New York, 2-2; Chicago, 3-1.
Washington, 3; Detroit, 3 (8 in
nings by agreement).
Boston, 4; Cleveland, 0.
The story from London of attempts
to fix the recent Moran-Johnson fight
is not unexpected. Johnson, accqrdr
ing to the yarn, agreed to given Mor
an 40 per cent of the gate if he would
take the count in round 8, and sign
ed an agreement to that effect. Mor
an and his manager, Dan McKettrick,
now produce what they claim is the
But an American sportsman, a
brand always prominent in France,
comes out with a statement that ef
forts were made to have Carpentier,
the referee, give Moran all the best of
the breaks, for which he was to re
ceive $2,500. Carpentier was to call
the fight a draw if Moran -was on his
feet at the end of 20 rounds, or award
the championship to Moran on a foul
if Johnson gave the slightest opening.
From which it would be judged
that one side was as bad as the other.
The white man's crowd was a shade
the rawest, as it was willing to put
over a double crosp.
There probably never will be posi
tive proof of the guilt of either side.
But the tendency some men connect
ed with prizefighting have to befoul
their own nests will cause suspicion,
formed at the time the fight was ar
ranged, to linger.
Even a sauare crook is better than
a dQuble-crosser,. j J
K STANDING OF THE CLUBS
New York 44
St. Louis. 42
Philadelphia , 36
Chicago .... ,.jt. ..46
Indianapolis '..t 42
Buffalo .. " .39
Baltimore . '.". '. . .40
St. Louis 35 .
Kansas City... ...... 35
Detroit , .45
St.. Louis 42
New York 30
Cleveland ., 26
SrmthrCarpentier Looks Like Draw
Cubs Break Even.
So far no fight expert of unbiased
mind has come forward to pick a win-,
ner of tonignt's fight in London be
tween Gunboat Smith and Georges
And that's about how even a propo
sition this battle seems to be. Both
men have done all that was asked of
them in the vast. Each has a knock
out over Bombardier Weils, the En
glish pane of glass, to his credit Car
pentier, it is true, had previously been
put out .by the Englishman, but he
has advanced far since then.
A thorough search of the form
sheets indicates that Smith has a
slightly better punch, but he. will nave