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A roundup of the week Sept. 27-Oct. 3
October 11, 1976
BOXING—MUHAMMAD ALI retained his heavyweight crown with a 15-round decision over Ken Norton at Yankee Stadium (page 36). Three days later, in Istanbul, Ali announced his retirement.
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October 11, 1976

A Roundup Of The Week Sept. 27-oct. 3

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TENNIS—BRIAN GOTTFRIED defeated Arthur Ashe 6-2, 6-2 to win the $125,000 Pacific Southwest Open in Los Angeles. Stan Smith and Bob Lutz beat Ashe and Charles Pasarell 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 for the doubles crown.

RETIRED: WALT ALSTON, 64, after 23 years as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers. During his tenure, the Dodgers won 2,042 games, seven National League pennants and four World Series—the first in 1955, when the team was still in Brooklyn. By the club's choice, each of his 23 contracts with the Dodgers, beginning in 1954, were for one year only. He was replaced by Dodger Coach TOM LASORDA, 49.

RETIRED: DANNY MURTAUGH, 59, for the fourth and probably final time as manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Murtaugh managed the Pirates from 1957 to 1964, in 1967, from 1970 to 1971 and from 1973 until the present, establishing a major league record as most different times manager of the same club. In all, he led Pittsburgh to three division titles, two league titles and two world championships.

TRADED: DAVE SCHULTZ, pugnacious left winger for four seasons for the Philadelphia Flyers, to the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League for "future considerations." Schultz, 26, last season was one of the most heavily penalized players in the history of the game, receiving 307 minutes in the penalty box, mostly for fighting.

UPHELD: By Federal District Court JUDGE SAM POINTER in Birmingham, a National Collegiate Athletic Association limitation on the size of coaching staffs. The rule had been challenged by Alabama Assistant Football Coach Dude Hennessey and Assistant Basketball Coach Wendell Hudson, who charged that the NCAA restriction was depriving them of their jobs and obstructing their attempts to find similar coaching positions elsewhere.

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