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BOXING ALL THE LATEST . D.QPE BASEBALL
Jess Willard Deserts Cutler -Ties Up'
Flood Holds Up News of Ball'Players-
Sox Win on Coast ' '
With Tom Jones.
Jess Willard, white hope, has' quit
his manager, Charley Cutler, and is
now under the wing of Tom. Jones,
manager of' Ad Wolgast
Cutler is sore at the .fighter., He
declares that he tookWillaf d 'wtferi
the "latter was down and out and
made him a contender for the cham
pionship. The ex-manager hints that'
his former protege is "yellow," say
ing Willard refused to meet Gunboat
Smith after articleshad practically
been signed for the match.
Willard was also given a chance to
meet Bombardier Wells; according to
Cutler, but turned it down.
Tony Caponi of Chicago outfought
Coakley in a ten-round bout at Fort
Wayne last night. The Chicago;
middleweight secured an early lead:
over his opponent, and .easily stalled
off Coakley's attempts to land a
knockout in the last round.
Jim Coffey of Dublin' won "by a
knockout from jGeorge Rodel, the
Boer heavyweight, at New York last
night. Rodel had a big lead until
Jimmy Clabby and Eddie Mc
Goorty have been matched for a ten
round fight at 15S pounds in Denver,
Gus Christie and Bob Moha will be
the chief attraction at the next Mil
waukee boxing show. Christie has
been on Moha's trail for weeks.
'Mickey Sheridan of Chicago fought
Patsy Drouillard to a draw in eight
rounds at Detroit. Sheridan was away
in front, but the Qanadian 'pulled
'down his lead.
Pal Brown, the Hibbing light
weight, won a decision over Jerry
r Murphy in 15 rounds at St. Joseph,
George Kempf, former baseball
star at University of Illinois is dying
ip. a Chicago hospital. ;
Crippled telegraph service has cut
off news from the majority- of the
Southern baseball training camps
Nothing has ben' heard from the
Cubs-Nashville game yesterday up to
noon today and the whole team may
be in jail for all the anguished public
Conditions are better in the West,
where the Sox'beat.Yenice in the first
game in the coast leaguers'-newpark.
Bill Lange pitched for the Sox and
kept out of trouble until the sixth
when he passed three men and was
stung for a. pair of bingles. Jim Scott
finished the mound work without al
lowing a run.
The Sox bunched their ten hits in.
four innings and scored all their runs.
Final count, 7 to 4.
Jimmy Johnston bagged a pair of
singles and Chick Mattick poled a,
double and triple. ,
Portland trimmed the second squad
because of the punk work on the in
field. Russell pitched a nifty game,
holding the Northwestern leaguers to
five hits, but Fournier, Kernan'and
Sylvester kicked the game away.
Score, 5 to 1.
Today the first squad plays Los
Angeles, the seconds going against
The St. Louis Cardinals are ma
rooned at 'Indianapolis where the
playing field is 'ten feet under water.
The team may be kept in Indianapolis
several days. Not a man on the squad
has touched a baseball for a week.
The St. Louis Browns have arrived
home from their spring trip to find
the ball -park covered with snow.
Stovall's squad needs lots of "vyork in
the. next few days to put the men in
shape for -the season's opening.
The Brooklyn Dodgers are'work
ing overtime at Augusta to make up.
for the time they were idle because