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BASEBALLS-SPORTS OF ALL SORTS-BQXWG
A. A. U. Ignores West Dppe From
Football Training Camps
The Amateur Athletic Union,, like
Walter Camp, has a hard time seeing
anything beyond a few miles of the
Atlantic seaboard. In appointing the
committees yesterday President Lill
selected three New York men, two
from Boston and one from1' Newark,
N. J. Of the delegates fct Jarge, three
are from Ndw York, one from Bos
ton and one from San Francisco.
'Frisco gets recognition because
the next atheletic games will be held
at the exposition there In'1915.
Chicago and the Middle West were
Coach Zupke of Illinois has not ex
hibited all his tricks for this season.
Orange and Blue football-men were
given a. hard drill at TJrbana in prep
aration for the Wisconsin game and
some entirely new formations were
tried. Great reliance, however, will
be placed In the' double and triple
pass, which was effective in previous
Pete Russell, Maroon quarterback,
is back in practice, but is receiving
little encouragement from Coach
Stagg. Russell claims nis shoulder,
injured in the Illinois game, is strong
enough to warrant his participation
in the Minnesota battle.
Stagg fears Russell will be unable
to last through four periods and is
drilling a substitute for the position.
Dolly Gray threatens to get in the
game despite the advice of Stagg,
who fears serious injury to the half
back. With Gordon probably out of
the game, Gray will be badly needed
behind the line.
Mickey Sheridan gained an eight
round decision over Johnny Lore -of
New York at Detroit. VLore started
ouf bravely, but Sheridan had all "the
advantage after the second round.
Murphy Real Boss Bresnahan to
Manage Cub Team
The mask is Off the Cubs and Char- :
ley Murphy emerges from temporary '
obscurity as the real owner of the
West Side team.
It was to be expected that Murphy I
would tear down the curtain. He
doesn't like to be ignored. Upon his
return from Cincinnati yesterday,
where he conferred with C. P. Taft,
Murphy issued " a statement that
Charles Weeghman, president of the r
Chifeds, had no option on the Na
tional League team and would under '
no consideration be allowed to buy-a
controlling interest in the club.
. Which gives the dove of peace a
swift pain in both wings and the '
bird of amity has fluttered to the'
ground for the present.,Any peace1
moves will have to be Btarted along
Yesterday's developments indicated
tliat 'Murphy1 will again take an ac-"
tive interest in the Cubs, probably J
sitting behind President Thomas and
dictating every move. And the good
old times of last winter, when every''
day was productive of a" hot state-,
ment from the Cub boBS, will return
Murphy's return was characteristic
He said he .regarded the Cubs as
worth from $1,500,000 to $2,000,000, t
and derided the report that the club
could be purchased for a paltry1
Both Weeghman and Carry Herr-'-mann.
seemed surprised at the turnj
of events,, but both .were hopeful that
peace would be arranged along dif-
ferent lines. Herrmannn partlcu-
lar, appeared to he upset, but was'
hopeful for an amicable adjustment.
Garry's club did not make any mint f
of coin last season.
With Murphy1 disclosed a3 the real
boss of the CUbs, the virtuous action X
of the" National League in" "forcing" f