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BOXING ALL THE LATEST DOPE &ASEBALE
Ritchie-Cross Fight Set Back Again
Because of Injury to Cross.
Illinois and Chicago Are to Settle the
Once again the New York fight be
tween Willie Ritchie and Leach Cross
has been postponed, this time until
'Nov. 10, the reason being an injury
to Cross -side.
Leach was hurt in a trajning bout.
At first it was feared a nb had been
fractured, but examination showed
the injury only a muscle strain.
Ritchie broke draining when told
of the postponement. He is in good
condition now and. will not resume
his prep stunts until a week before
This postponement may yresult in
moving up the Gunboat Smith-Charlie
Miller go. Their battle originally
was scheduled for the last day in Oc
tober, but was set back to Nov. 11
when the lightweights decided ' to
fight Oct. 29. It was believed the
heavies would not draw a big house
so soon after the other star fight.
Now the same condition arises.
There is talk of bringing the
Smith-Miller mill forward to its orig
Gus Christie, who has been forging
to the front of the middleweight divi
sion in impressive fashion, will fight
Ernie Zanders tonight in. Milwaukee,
and if he is victorious- he will be
given a chance at Jack Dillon, Chris
tie isa-rough-and-ready'fighter, who
does not 'spend 'all his (thne in the
ring counting up the tiouse
Special trains will be run to Mil
waukee for the accommodation of
Chicago fight fans. Popular prices
of 50 cents to ?2 will prevail for the
Portland won the pennant in the
Pacific Coast League, which, closed
its season yesterday. Venice finished
second Oakland, last year's cham
pions, finished -fifth. $? f
The football championship qf conr
ference colleges iinges on the gama
next Saturday at Marshall Field be
tween Chicago and the University of
This much can be gleaned from
the results of last Saturday's games;.
Northwestern and Ipwa have been
eliminated. The best Purdue -and
Wisconsin can do is tie for the title.
Minnesota is undefeated by a confer
ence team, but thcvjctory Nebraska
gained over the Gophers does not
make them loom up as contenders.
Chicago has defeated, (owa and
Purdue. Illinois has. whaled North
western and Indiana. The victor next
Saturday will have an unbroken
string and a clear field, i ,
Illinois has not opened its bag, of,
tricks this season. Zupke tried a fe,w
of his intricate plays on.Northwest;
ern, but the .Purple furnished such,
poor opposition that, he went back
to the old-style game. Agajnst Jn
diana Saturday Zupke instructed his
charges to keep their new plays con
cealed, and they relied on rushing
tactics for a victory.. Illinois has a
powerful attack and ripped through
the Hoosier line for large gains time .
after time. Fumbling kept the score
down. In Pogue, Zupke, has uncov
ered a remarkable open-field ,runner.
Schobinger is another back who can
carry out the Zupke tideas.
Chicago's victory over Purdue Sat
urday was a victory, for Stagg per
sonally. He had builtrup a defense
to stop one man, Ohphant, and his
scheme worked to perfection. The
plunging halfback was unable to get
any of his sensational runs started,
being smothered before he crossed
the Jine of scrimmage.
In actual distance gained by rush
ing and forward passes the Maroons
wjre outplayed, but they stopped Oh