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September 28, 1970
BASKETBALL—Denver Rocket rookie RALPH SIMPSON was permitted by a temporary injunction in U.S. District Court to join the team's preseason practices, at least until Sept. 28 when the court decides the next step in his legal dispute with the American Basketball Association. The ABA had ruled that Simpson had been signed illegally as a College sophomore.
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September 28, 1970

A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week

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DIED: TOMMY FULTS, 29, of Seattle, unlimited hydroplane Rookie of the Year in 1968; when he was thrown from his boat during trials for the Gold Cup championship in San Diego.

DIED: Light-heavyweight boxer FRANKIE DePAULA, 30; of bullet wounds suffered last May in a Jersey City ambush. Charged in the slaying are his former manager, Anthony Garafola, and Richard Phelan.

DIED: Southern California tennis impresario PERRY JONES, 80, who nurtured the talents of such stars as Don Budge, Bobby Riggs, Jack Kramer and Pancho Gonzales and, in 1958, was nonplaying captain of the victorious U.S. Davis Cup team; after a long illness; in Los Angeles.

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