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February
15
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No. 1 Draft Pick Jim Plunkett"
Camille Goes Under Again (USC-UCLA basketball), Skating for Gold on Thin Ice (World speed skating), Aloha for a Bright Young Blond (PGA), Tomorrow's Generals (Upcoming quarterbacks), Bundini: Svengali in Ali's Corner (Boxing), Yacht with a Taste for Haste, Will Franklin Mieuli Spoil Success (NBA)
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February
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"The Amazing Dr. Meriwether"
Thanks for the Memory (Bob Hope Classic tournament), As Smooth as Silk in Sapporo (Winter Olympic rehearsal), Champion of the Armchair Athletes (Track star Dr. Del Meriwether), I Got a Surprise for Clay (Boxing), Bugs, Bogs and Bass (Florida's St. Vincent Island), A Coach's Garden of Curses (Small college), The Closest Thing to Being Born (Body Surfing)
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March
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"Wes Parker of Los Angeles"
Contents - A Perennial Problem (With the NCAA field cut to 16, an old question remains: How do you stop UCLA.), Owners Can be Tackled too (The NFL Players Association charges management with delay of game and unsportsmanlike conduct.), In Greek It's Los Angeles (Two among many, a couple of Hellenes agree that the Dodgers may be the team to watch this year.), It's a Hoosier Title Wave (Indiana can't lose the NCAA swim meet; it might even beat an all-star team from the rest of the world.), A Home on the Range for Everyone (There is room on our vast Western lands for both sheep and coyotes - if nature is allowed to take its course.), Love at First Contusion (In which Eye Surgeon Robert Magoon meets ocean powerboat, endures painful baptism and conquers), Man is Fair Game (A British regiment in Germany pursues a human quarry with horse and hound and makes weekly kills aboveground.
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March
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Esposito Brothers
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Fast Last Fling for an Old Girl (Final races at Sebring), Just Forget UCLA the Man Said (College basketball headed for it's tournament), Our 'Enery Gets the 'Ook (English boxer Henry Cooper), Don't Tell the Girls They're Pretty (U.S. Gymnasts), Oh, Brother! A Pair to Watch (Hockey brothers Phil and Tony Esposito), Big Reach for a Net Profit (Pro Tennis), Return of the Natives (Baseball's Jim and Gaylord Perry)
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April
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Steve Patterson
Contents - A Close One at Last (UCLA wins it's usual, but not before college basketball's second-best team, Villanova, gave it a rare. real battle.), They're All Running after the Flag (Eastern Fleet beat Executioner in the Florida Derby, but Hoist The Flag is still the big favorite for Kentucky.), Everybody is Up in Arms (A couple of recent films, one an Oscar nominee, have been skillfully spliced to indict hunters and their sport.), Showcase for the Big Names (It's time again for the Masters. Dan Jenkins talks about the golfers, Bill Gilbert comments on the scene.), You Might Need a Mullet (In his ceaseless quest for fish, Gilbert Drake has used all kinds of baits and lures, sometimes even a machete.), Right Out of Their League (Revealed at last, in a shocking first-person account by a former star, is the sordid truth about life in the ACL.), No Requiem for a Heavyweight (The loss to Frazier behind him, Ali guides tourists through his new home and shows nothing has changed.) The Departments - Scorecard, People, Motor Sport, Hockey, Swimming, Surfing, For The Record, 19th Hole
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April
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Boog Powell
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Pretenders To The Crown (Hoist the Flag is out with a shattered leg, and lesser horses are taking aim at the Kentucky Derby.), 'We Can Punch, We Can Dance' (That's Gus Johnson's description of how ready his Bullets are for their playoff series with the Knicks.), They Still Swing A Mean Paddle (The Red Chinese, after a six year absence, came back to take the World Table Tennis Championships in Japan.), A Legal License to Steal (The action is frantic, the money is flying and college sport is shaken after a federal judge's antitrust ruling.), The Ineligible Married Man (Bill Toomey feels its kind of tragic being the best decathlete in the world and not being allowed to compete.), Baseball - The New Season Year of the Player, A Game of Geometry, Scouting Reports: National League East and West, The Sislers: Startling System for Rating Pitchers, Scouting Reports: American League West and East, Frank Deford on "The Best Damn Team in Baseball", And Now For The Resurrection (Mrs. Swan's Cygnets, a gaggle of synchronized swimmers, hope to wow the judges with their big Easter number.)
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April
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NBA
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There Goes the Slam (Charles Coocy beat Nicklaus in the Masters), Orr Country - Orr is it? (Montreal plays Boston for the Stanley Cup), I Got the Horse Right - Where? (Off-track betting),Curtain Up on a Mod New Act (Phillies), Portrait in Powder (Artistic skiing in Wyoming), We've Got to Spread Some Anarchy (Lew Alcindor talks about what he and his Bucks need to do), And a Merrie Olde Pint for Thee (Sporting talk in the Inns of England), But It Looked Like a Great New Racket (Bob Briner and World Championship Tennis), To Be King of the Mountain (Auto racing's Chimney Rock Hillclimb)
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April
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NHL
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Brief Reign of the Lordly Bruins (Montreal beats the Boston Bruins in the NHL Playoffs), one More Blur in the Confusion Derby (Wood Derby won by Kentucky Derby ineligible), Milwaukee was Waiting (Knicks and Bullets compete for the right to play the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA playoffs), When a Law fights a Law (Land grabbing), Looking for Kicks (Kickboxing and it's new star Joe Lewis), Serving Up a New Game of Life (Fiction), From Clean Politics to Dirty Baseball (ex-Commissioner Happy Chandler)
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May
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Duncan / Fregosi
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Our Jack in Field of Gold (Jack Nicklaus wins the Tournament of Champions), A Riot Act Changes the Scene (Oakland's Dick Williams and the American League West), Icy Love-In for New York (The city of ex-champs goes from basketball frustration to hockey woes), Obviously It's a Leftist Plot (Southpaw bowlers are beginning to domintate the game), The Kentucky Derby (Whitney Tower sizes up a big-betting, wide-open classic) (Tex Maule assesses the craft of a colorful trainer), Riders on the Brink (Motocross comes to America), Gunned Down by The Heavies (Finishing the story of his years as baseball commissioner, Happy Chandler tells of two firings, Durocher's and his own), Because It's Nowhere (Warren Harding and Dean Caldwell wanted to climb El Capitan in the worst way possible, maybe they succeeded)
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May
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James McAlister
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Three Kids Warm Up Chilly City (The San Francisco is undergoing a youth movement), South Shall Rise Again (And Again) (The stars of London Arsenal grab soccer's unattainable double), He Takes Off, He Takes It In (UCLA Freshman James McAlister is a sensation whether long-jumping or scoring touchdowns), A Doctor Tries a Transplant (Heart surgeon Ted Dietrich is keen on frotenis from Mexico), The Man Who Blew a Derby (Broadcaster Clem McCarthy is still remembered for a famous goof), Here He Is, Ranger, All Yours (Harried parents beseech forestry and wildlife officials for jobs for their sons), Grab The Goat and Ride, Omar! (The ame of buzkashi - the roughest game in the world), Beware of Angels at Work (Auto thrill drivers Joie Chitwood and Co.)
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May
24
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Marty Liquori
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Contents - A Dream Come True (The race was advertised as the Dream Mile and it lived up to it's billing as Marty Liquori held off Jim Ryun by a step.), Canonero Does It Again (The surprising winner of the Kentucky Derby showed his worth by setting a track record in the Preakness.), Tightening-Up at 'The Fens" (No longer mesmorized by their giant green wall, the Red Sox turned to defense and found that it works.), Indy: Peter and George (Peter Revson overtakes flying Mark Donohue for the pole) (Big (Crew) Chief George Nignotti reigns in Galoline Alley), Fair Wind for Montego Bay (An eminent blue-water yachtsman tells how it was in one of the most thrilling ocean races of modern times), Meanwhile, Back at the Merge (The ABA Stars and Colnels were fighting in the finals, but a peace move was taking shape off the court), Return to the River of Yesterday (A childhood fishing dream comes true on the Towy, where the sea-run trout come fast - and big) The Departments - Scorecard, TV Talk, People, Baseball, Pro Basketball, Harness Racing, For The Record, 19th Hole
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May
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Vida Blue
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Off to a Sizzling Start (Hot bats and hot arms are giving fans a great early season show), Lurch, Wobble-and Gobble (The Washington crew added the Western Sprints to its victory string), 'What a Fiesta We Will Have' (Three men and a horse look forward to the Belmont), The Slide-Rule Boys at Indy (Mark Donohue and Roger Penske have engineered the fast car), Not a Place for Everyone (An overgrown centuries-old millpond in tidewater Virginia is still ideal for bass - and for poachers), Out of This I Get Not a Nyickl (So says George Parnassus - but dollars flow around the man who is the world-champion fight promoter), Rocket Heard Round the World (Rodney (Rocket) Laver is just outasight)
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June
7
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Indy 500
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Lightning Through the Wreckage (In an Indy 500 of many calamities defending champ Al Unser drove an aptly named cup to victory.), Young Britons Win an Old Cup (In a stunning upset, Great Britain won the Walker Cup from the U.S. for only the second time in half a century.), No Member From the Wedding (Big Lew chose a honeymoon over the pro All-Star game, so his NBA teammates had a battle on their hands.), Let Me Make One Thing Clear (New Orleans seeks to build a sporting leasure dome, but construction is being held up by monumental costs.), A Game Man Might Risk a Bet (Winning golf's Grand Slam is a million-to-one shot, but Jack Nicklaus believes someone might succeed in '72.), New Breed, New Ideas, New Taxes (Some imaginative men are defying high taxes in an effort to revive California's thoroughbred breeding industry.), In the Mood - For Baseball (Organist Jane Jarvis may not win games for the New York Mets, but she sure has everybody thinking positively.), Himalayan Trek or Treat (Now you can trek, a euphemism for walking - or limping - up and down through steep, stony, beautiful Nepal.)
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June
14
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Canonero
The Happy Story Ends (Canonero's loss in the Belmont), Everything's Rosy with Jose (Boxer Jose Napoles), Up on the Props (Powerboat racing), Offering the Bull his Body (Bull Fighting), The Ghosts of Merion (U.S. Open), Is a Mustache Peanuts? (Javelin throwing), A Weapon for Giants, not Turkeys (Hunting with a sling), An Old Hand with a Prospect (Minor League Baseball)
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June
21
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Jerry Grote
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Something New in the Solar System (In the week past the emerging motorcycle mania engaged Americans from Baja to Boston.), Ho, Ho, Ho went the Jolly Giant (Rick Wanamaker, who is 6'8" and casual, made a laugher out of the national decathlon championship.), Beware of the CLiff Dwellers (The predictably unpredictable Mets have their fans in a frenzy with every game a gasper.), 100 Candles for the Grand (Harness racing's big-league Grand Circuit celebrates its centennial, complete with Currier & Ives memories.), Get Out of the Boat and Go (Flying trapezes and daring young men - notably two Americans - are the staples of Tempest sailing.)), Who Sez-z-z Man is Dominant? (As summer vacations begin, the insect world welcomes its favorite prey - weak, outnumbered humans.), Without the Conceit of Infallibility (Vice-President Spiro Agnew reflects on the value of competition and extols its varied benefits.))
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June
28
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Lee Trevino
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Supermex Strikes Again (Colorful Lee Trevino fought his way into a playoff, where he beat Jack Nicklaus to capture his second U.S. Open.), Put Away The Putter (He wasn't even in the U.S. Open, but back-to-back holes in one made John Hudson immortal.), Billy the Kid as Peacemaker (No kidding, the Detroit manager is dropping his dukes in favor of more winning ways.), Good Guys, Bad Guys and Bighorn (When word got out that hunters were shooting protected sheep, a secret agent started a hunt of his own.), Starting the Case for Howie the Horse (A noted horseman explains the virtues and vices inherent in New York City's new off-track betting system.), Exterminating a Ping-Pong Pest (Dick Miles, 10-time U.S. Champion, tells how to handle the opponent who usually wins by blocking the ball back.), Backer of a Bearback Ride (Jonny Rivers trains the animals that provide Gulfstream Park with some wild rides on Floriday Derby Day.), Bats, Busts and Size-15 Sneakers (Those reliquaries known as halls of fame are sprouting across the American landscape like Dairy Quenns.)
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July
5
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Alex Johnson
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For Failure to Give His Best.. (California's fallen - and suspended - Angel, Alex Johnson, is an enigma even to himself.), Firstest, Fastest and Mostest (It seemed that never had so many run so quick as at the national track and field championship.), A Can-Do Scot in the Can-Am (Jackie Stewart staked the flames of a rich sports car series by beating the dominant McLarens.)), The Jockey is a Lady (So are the exercise boys and the grooms, as girls, pretty girls, move into racing. A photographic report.), The Buckeyes Don't Have It (Five members of Ohio State's Rose Bowl team went high in the Pro Football draft, but only one has signed.), Gentle Ben Gets Rough (A Texas freshman named Ben Crenshaw played stunning golf to lead his team to the NCAA Championship.), In the Mind's Eye (What does a professional athlete think about while he competes? George Plimpton asks some Wimbledon players.)
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July
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Evonne Goolagong
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A Waltz at Wimbledon (Tennis), Captain Marvel and Captain Nice (Indy racing), Still Something of a Summit Meeting (US-Russia track meet), Humming a Rhapsody in Blue (Vida Blue), In the Wake of the Capsize Kid (Ted Turner), New Life for an Old Ball Game (Boccie), To the Brink-and Beyond (Niagra Falls)
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July
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Muhammad Ali
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Contents - Lift a Pint to the King, Luv (Master of one empire Britain won't lose, Jackie Stewart tames some upstart lions in his home Grand Prix), Aesop Is The Official Scorer (In the National League batting race, the main contenders are The Tortoise and The Hare), Africa Was Right On in Dixie (The largest track crowd of 1971 sees the U.S. win, but a tiny Ethiopian steals the show for the visitors), He Has Heavy Things On His Mind (Muhammad Ali shows signs of losing interest as he prepares for his bout with Jimmy Ellis), What Hath Roth Got (In this instance irrepressible artist Arnold Roth hath got a wild and wicked eye on harness racing), A Decade of Revenge (George Blanda, the senior citizen of the AFL, showed he wasn't dead yet. Second of a three-part series), Feeling One's Way Across the Chasm (The world of children lies beyond the ken of grown-ups, as the author finds while running a day camp) The Departments - Scorecard, People, Baseball's Week, Golf, Bullfighting, Tennis, For The Record, 19th Hole
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August
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Willie Stargell
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Contents - End of a Beautiful Friendship (In the ring for the first time since his loss to Joe Frazier, Muhammad Ali whips ex-sparmate Jimmy Ellis.), On the Lam with a Pirate Band (Pittsburgh, with its melting pot of happy rascals, is escaping from the rest of the National League East.), Maybe you can Win Them All (Bobby Fischer crushes Grand Master Bent Larsen in six straight, extending his chess win streak to 19 games.), Arnie Re-arms While Lee Flees (Trevino, tired and testy, plays himself out of the tour's biggest money event, leaving it all to a rested master.), The Secrets of Speed (Oregon's highly successful track coach, Bill Bowerman, describes his revolutionary method for running.), That Impossible Season (George Blanda, the world's oldest quarterback, describes his dynamic and virtuoso performances during 1970.), White Magic in a Noble Black Land (The sorcery of racing engines pervades the ragged and magnificent East African Safari rally.) The Departments - Scorecard, People, Baseball's Week, Bowling, Bridge, For the Record, 19th Hole
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August
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Mike Peterson
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Gooood Kids on the Way (The All-Stars lose, as usual, but some of the brassy rookies who made it close are going to brighten the pros.), Million-Dollar Sunday Driver (Richard Petty goes for a ride over the weekend and comes back the richest stock-car racer in history.), Revival of an Old Rock Festival (For the first time in the Age of Aquarius, Britain and the United States meet on the polo field.), Bad Case of the Short Shorts (Millionaire Roberrt Short paid too much for the Washington Senators, and now he'd like out.), A Legend in Yates Center, Kansas (Mike Peterson is simply the greatest athlete in the history of the Hay Capital of the World.), Angling and Some Acts of God (Neither food poisoning nor torrential rain keep two fishermen from the completion of their rainbow rendezvous.), Out There with Slow-Play Fay (Lady golf pros and Las Vegas heat melt the heart of a former male chauvinist.)
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August
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"Dallas (Cowboys) Overwhelm Los Angeles"
Half Ton, But All Race (Boat racing), Marathon Si, Basketball No! (Pan-Am Games), Grim Struggle with a Killer (Diseases in Horses), It's How You Play the Game (NFL Rams), Ballet off the Boards (U.S. Girl divers), Bart and the Mechanical Marlin (Charter boating in Hawaii), In Defense of the Sweet Science (Boxing)
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August
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Steve McQueen
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Contents - Dodging the Draft in Canada (Some of the top U.S. college stars are seeking fun and riches in the Canadian League.), All Business for the Big Bird (Harness racing's largest wonder horse, Albatross, has been assigned a simple mission; win and make money.), Good Things Come in Large Packages (A 205-pound fighter and a 304-pound weight lifter win gold medals for the U.S. in the Pan-Am games.), The Ultimate Predator (After a seemingly endless search, a dread marine killer, the great white shark, finally appears.), Absolutely Stuck on Stamps (Philatelist Herman Herst Jr. says his passion has its moments, like the day the Cubans fixed the races.), Steering the Ship of State (British Prime Minister Edward Heath sailed his nation to victory. But who was minding his country?), Harvey on the Lam (Steve McQueen, by any name, gets all reved up over motors. Now it's dirt bikes on the desert.)
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August
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Steve McQueen
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Dodging the Draft in Canada (U.S. college stars seeking fun and riches in the Canadian League), All Business for the Big Bird (Harness racing's wonder horse, Albatross), Good Things Come in Large Packages (Pan-Am Games), The Ultimate Predator (Hunting a Great White Shark), Absolutely Stuck on Stamps (Philatelist Herman Herst Jr.), Steering the Ship of State (British Prime Minister Edward Heath sailing in the Admiral's Cup), Harvey on the Lam (Steve McQueen riding dirt bikes on the desert)
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August
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Ferguson Jenkins
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Contents - It's That Time Again (...when the National League suffers pennant fever. Temperatures are especially high in Chicago and California.). Having a Ball in Havana (Washed by waves of hospitality and signs of hostility, the U.S. volleyball team bowed to a fired-up team of Cubans.), Swing Wide, Sweet Chariot (Une de Mal, a 7-year old mare, proves she's all that she used to be in the Roosevelt International Trot.), Hot Wheels Italian Style (The names Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati grace the hoods and dashboards of the world's most elegant toys.), "I'm Going To Punish Them' (Baltimore's tight end John Mackey, back from 1970 knee surgery and tough league negotiations, is hungry for revenge.), Marty Just Might Be The Man (Steadying down, coming up stronger, a related unknown named Riessen could be a factor at Forest Hills.), A Clutch of Odd Birds (The Q-Room was more than just a pool parlor. It was an institution of higher learning.) The Departments - Scorecard, People, Baseball, Nature, Tennis, Horse Racing, For The Record, 19th Hole
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September
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Jackie Stewart
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Heads Roll at Head to Head (Pro Golf tries Match Play with unexpectedly poor results from some of the bigger names), The Name of the Game is O.J. (Buffalo now has avery simple offense which involves O.J. Simpson running in different directions), We Expect Them to Storm The Gates (The Philadelphia school system is eliminating sports with an angry reaction from the public), He Who Laughs Last (Harness racing driver Herve Filion), Hop, Skip and Kerplunk (Offshore powerboat racing), How to Run 11 Laps and Be Happy (Race car driver Jackie Stewart), Another Fine Madness (The techniques of greyhound racer Michael Brennan)
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September
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Tommy Casanova
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Late Summer Madness (Pro Football exhibitations are drawing fans in record numbers), Midnight Sailors (A trio of Texans racing in the Mallory Cup), Look What Gary Found in the Cup (Canadien Gary Cowan won the U.S. Amateur when he holed a nine-iron for an eagle on the 18th), Charging Full Tilt into a Bloody Fray (British stuntmen are taking up jousting), Here to Bring You the Play by Play... (Baseball announcers, the talkiest men in sports, fight the long silences with words, thousands of words), College Football 1971 (The problems of the modern-day Knute Rockne) (A gallery of coaches including Bob Devaney) (SI's football staff picks the Top 20) (The Independents) (The Conferences) (The Small Colleges), Then Came Man and a Mustard Seed (Because the smallest germ of civilization can devastate these Island sanctuaries, few men can visit them)
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September
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The San Francisco 49ers Defensive Line
Contents - Off Like Champions (In college football'a first week it was big wins for Nebraska, Ohio State and Stanford - and happy birthday, Bear), A Toast To Leadfoot U. (Driver Joe Leonard drank to his alma mater after defeating an Ivy Leaguer in a nonthinking man's 500), After A Mountain Of Money (Quarter horses stampeded for $750,000 but the talk at Ruidoso Downs was about another kind of killing), More Joan Of Arc Than Shirley Temple (Chris Evert had a few competitive detractors at Forest Hills, but she was 100% heroine to the sponsers and fans), Pro Football Bigger And Better Than Ever (Has NFL talent been diluted? Quite the contrary), Scouting Reports On The Conferences (American East, American Central, American West, National East, National Central, National West), Look Out For The 49ers (The team to beat and it's well-seasoned leader), He's Burning To Be A Success (The life and times of an inflammable linebacker) Departments - Scorecard, Baseball, Pro Basketball, Golf, Bridge, For The Record, 19th Hole
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October
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Sonny Sixkiller
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Red, White and Who? (The NBA still has more size and style - but the first week of interleague play pushed the ABA toward parity), She Does a Lot for a Little ("Miss Budweiser". queen of the unlimited hydroplanes, made it three straight titles for her flamboyant owner), Purple People Eaters Eaten (Coach Jim Dooley had a plan and his Beares implemented it. Chalk up an upset over the mighty Vikings), Well, He's That Kind of Guy (Baltimore's Marv Rettenmund acts like the good old boys of another age. Even better, he is a good old hitter), The Magic Number is Sixkiller (Washington's quarterback, Sonny Sixkiller, is a Cherokee, but his passing armm not his heritage has made him a hero), An Uptight Island (What started as something of a shark scare has made Prince Edward Island a new Mecca for big-game fisherman), My Drive to Be a Champion (Weekend golfers often feel that if they just had the opportunity, they could be whizzes. The theory gets tested)
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October
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Mean Joe Greene
Contents - Pride In The Red Jersey (This is what Alabama had lost, but now that Bear Bryant has reverted to muscle football, the Tide is up), Those Seventh-Inning Blues (Vida and Oakland suffered them, and the Orioles thought the suffering was just delightful), No Paralysis Is The Analysis (Instinct not intellection is the key to good defense, but a little luck helps, too. Ask Pittsburgh's Steelers), New Awakening In Orr Land (Hoping to make their sons into a Bruin like Bobby, U.S. fathers rise before dawn to bustle their Pee Wees to rinks), Grim Reapers Of The Land's Bounty (A rural poet indicts the violators of Mother Nature - men who deer hunt with jacklights and fish with gang hooks), Swift Happening At The Glen (The U.S. Grand Prix was both the Woodstock-on-wheels and a big first victory for a young Frenchman), The Man Cut Out For The Job (The role of peacemaker in a Carolina city on edge with racial tensions fell to the high school football coach) The Departments - Scorecard, People, College Football, Motor Sports, Horse Racing, Baseball, For The Record, 19th Hole
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October
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Frank Robinson
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The World Series, Oklahoma Wins the Wishbone War, He Looked More Like a Regiment (Stan Smith and tennis), Don't Pity the Pats (NFL), Enter the Iceman (Hockey), He's At It Again, High as a Kite (Jeffrey Jobe), Never Sell the Horses Short (Gambling)
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October
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Contents - Some Kind of Comeback (Down by two games and seemingly lost forever, the Pirates tore off three wins, faltered once and then won the Series), Saved by the Itch to Switch (When Penn State lost a few last year, Joe Paterno played musical chairs with his players and hasn't lost since.), One for the Road, S'Il Vous Plait (The world's most intoxicating auto rally was staged in France by Champagne King Frederic Chandon.), Pro Basketball: The Shooting Starts - Mighty Matchups to watch in the new season, The Scouts review the prospects for both leagues, Beware, It's the Little Big Man from Chicago, The Ice Cream Man Cometh (He is George Allen, who came to Washington from L.A. to turn the anemic Redskins into red-blooded winners.), They Do Go Near the Water (Leader of a refreshing trend, Annapolic put on the world's largest sailboat race at dockside.), What Are They Doing to Pro Football? (Some call it an ego trip, or worse, but Gifford, Cossell and Meredith are brightening the tuve for ABC-TV.)
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November
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Ed Marinaro
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How They Do Run On (There is a stampede of college football backs that are grabbing the spotlight away from the QBs), A Back Door into the Big Time (The NBA has some flashy rookies that have come in due to special hardship cases), This Polish Joke is on the Browns (Denver shut out the Browns due, in part, to a special home-cooked Polish meal), Mud Flies All Over the Track (A mysterious man of many names causes an investigation that has horse racing cringing and the NFL concerned), "When I am World Champion" (Sam Posey has aspirations of being the best race car driver), Lions in Cattle Country (Brownhood Texas is upholding the traditions of great high school football), They Take the Scenic Route (Cross-Country is more therapy than competition), Poms, Butcher-Birds and Bogeymen (The Aussie penchant for putting reverse English on old institutions has left golf gasping)
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November
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Baltimore Colt Norm Bulaich
Contents - They Had Better be Super (In their busiest week, the Colts lost to the Vikings and beat the Steelers as they struggled to live like champs), No Loitering in this Park (So diligently does Brad Park patrol his turf, the Rangers just might beat out Montreal and Boston), Two for Money, One for Show (Lee Trevino and Arnold Palmer opted for Vegas and big dollars, while Jack Nicklaus chose Australia), Bobby Clears the Boards for the Title (In beating Petrosian, Fischer lost one win streak, started another and qualified for the world chess championship), A Jump Ahead of Extinction (The odd birds who ride steeplechase horses are becoming an endangered species as their sport is slowly phased out), Trick or Truite: It's Joe Hyde (This dashing sportsman-chef cares not if you eat brown trout or blue jay, so long as you cook with flair), A Playground Divided (San Diego offers a wealth of sports, so many, in fact, that residents hardly have time for their big league teams) Departments - Scorecard, People, College Football, Pro Basketball, Design For Sport, Horse Racing, Bridge, Hunting, For The Record, 19th Hole
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November
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Sapporo - 1972 Olympic Scene
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The Best Team-Ever (Milwaukee Bucks), Buried Under a Sea of Troubles (West Coast Football), New Slant on the mod Sod (Artificial Turf), A Sawyer Takes the Pot Anytime (Poker), Go East, Young Olympian (Winter Olympics), Call It Catch-as-Catch-can (Otis Taylor), My First Last Rites (Hockey)
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December
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"Alabama Challenges Nebraska for No. 1"
Contents - The Battle for No. 1 (Nebraska rallied to defeat Oklahoma and stay on top.), (But Alabama, which thrashed Auburn, poses a new threat.), The Loser Takes $1 Million (Ken Rosewall defeated Laver in the WCT grand finale, but second-place money made Rod a millionaire.), The Cowboys are Best-on Paper (Alas, they play on a field where they have folded more ways than a piece of origami. This year may be different.), A Long Swim off a Short Pier (Marathon swimming is no fun but, as Diana Nyad found, it sure beats parachuting out of a fourth-floor window.), Skiing Canada's Big Back Country (Choppers open a new land of snow so vast that it could swallow all of wintertime Europe.), One Last Impossible Shot at Fame (For those who have failed in sports, who never made the team though they tried desperately, we offer a solution.), If You Can't See, Smell or Taste It (A vodka company sponsored a world surfing championship, and the riposte to the above is; you can always surf on it.), The Grail Still Swims (Surpreme effort was not enough in this quest for permit on the Yucatan Peninsula; supreme sacrifice was called for.) The Departments - Scorecard, People, College Football, Horse Racing, Hunting, Boating, Cross Country, Pro Football, Surfing, For The Record, 19th Hole
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Gail Godrich
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Look What's Afoot (NFL's running quarterbacks), The $40 Million Body Shuffle (Baseball trades), Getting Up for the Title (NBA), Flitting Ghosts of Pleasures Past (Hunting on the Chesapeake), This Joe had Better be Good (Joe Thomas of the Dolphins), Broken Wrist, Broken Record (Harness racing), Icemen You'd Love to Hate (Hockey Villians)
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Lee Trevino
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Keeping It Short and Sweet (Johnny Unitas leads Baltimore past Miamy for the division lead), Good Times Come to Cajun Country (Southwestern Louisiana beats Long Beach State in college basketball), King Cornhusker Goes Bear Hunting (No. 1 Nebraska will battle No. 2 Alabama in the Orange Bowl), Sportsman of the Year (Lee Trevino), An African Journal (Part 1 of a series of an account of Ernest Hemingway's 1953 Kenya safari), Snowballing Through The Rockies (Sleigh riding in the West has wrought competition), Goren's Christmas Quiz (Bidding advice for Bridge), Double Exposure (Some of 1971's grandest sporting spectacles provide the setting as the camera blends competitor and spectator)
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