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WINTER SPORTING DOPE FROM EVERYWHERE
Four Scars Sign Connery May Pur chase Cub Control. Willie Hoppe and Sutton Decide Cue Championship Tonight. Some billiards will be shot tonight when George Sutton and Willie Hop pe meet at. RecitalHall to decide the championship of the 18.2 tournament which has-been running the last few days. Hoppe and Sutjan each have clean slates, .having won three games apiece and .lost none. Tonight marks the first time they have met in the present tournament. The young New Yorker has been clicking.off points at a remarkable clip during the tourney, establishing a new high average and high runfpr tournament play. Sutton, who is less brilliant than Hoppe, has won his games by steady and consist ent scoring. Yesterday Sutton beat Y.amada, 500 to 361, and Demarest got- his first game of the tournament, trimming Slosson by 500 to 302. o o SOON COMES TO END The man who. believes that "life is SDeed," soon comes to the end of life. Organized baseball slipped the Fed eral League four separate and dis tinct knock-out wallops yesterday when the Sox and Giants returned from trotting around the globe, sign ing a quartet of athletes on whom the third circuit had covetous eyes. Tris Speaker of the Boston Red Sox, Sam Crawford of the Tigers, Leverenz of the Browns and Mike Doolan of the Phillies all lined up with the teams they belonged to last year, but not until they had conferred with the Feds. President Gilmore first jawed the players, and told them, exactly what the Feds were able to do for them in a financial way. Then the men went to their owners and laid down the law. And they got the coin. While the Feds failed to get the players, they made the organized felloes come through with a b.unch of coins that caused considerable wrench in the pocketbook. Tris Speaker was signed for two years by Boston, and President Lanr nin said the salary agreed on was larger than that ever paid to a pri vate. As Ty Cobb is reputed to get ,$12,500 per annum, Lannin, if he is mentioning real money, had to plank down handsomely. Crawford was given a big boost and some concessions m regard to play ing. Leverenz, who had his first big league season last year, will draw more money than he could have made in South. Chicago, and" is on his way to rival Bat Nelson as the leading capitalist south of the Calumet river. The quick signing of Doolan by the Phillies was something of a surprise. President Baker.agreed to every con dition laid down by the Quaker short stop, as he needed ttoolan to save his infield from utter ruin.