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February 27, 1956 | Volume 4, Issue 9

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February 27, 1956

February 27, 1956
Nashua and Swaps, running again after long layoffs, have won their races and now the odds that they will meet again in the Gulfstream Park Handicap on St. Patrick's Day are better than ever. A new...

February 27, 1956
In Cooch Behar, the grand-style tiger hunt of legend carries on unchanged in pomp and ceremony and as luxuriously as ever

February 27, 1956 | John Huston
That is how the tiger looked to this famous movie director and sportsman when, after four days of hunting, he sighted his prey

February 27, 1956 | Harry Phillips
Five years ago a congressional committee brushed aside baseball's horsehide curtain for a look at the business heartland which lies behind it. The committee recommended no new legislation and two...

February 27, 1956 | Robert Coughlan

February 27, 1956 | Robert Coughlan
One thing is common to baseball club owners: wealth. Beyond that, there are personal idiosyncracies which may or may not have something to do with how wealth is acquired. How divergent these may...

February 27, 1956 | Robert Coughlan
PART II: THE NINE YOUNG MEN

February 27, 1956
U.S.S.R.'S 10-RUBLE HORSE PLAYERS

February 27, 1956 | Sparse Grey Hackle
Carrion befouls the banks and the waters of the classic Beaverkill

February 27, 1956 | Alice Higgins
Of some 2,500 entrles, Wilber White Swan was one of the smallest but he proved to be the best

February 27, 1956 | Alice Higgins
BEST-TEAM-IN-SHOW Maltese Ch. Isolda of Villa Malta, Ch. Ricco of Villa Malta, Rudi of Villa Malta and Bora of Villa Malta, owned by Dr. and Mrs. Vincenzo Calvaresi.

February 27, 1956
The fashions in dogs were not the only news at the Westminster. A surprising number of male bipeds with doggy connections managed to look pretty doggy themselves in various choices of head coverings

February 27, 1956 | Herbert Warren Wind
THE BIG THREE

February 27, 1956
RECORD BREAKERS

February 27, 1956
EAST

February 27, 1956
Buddy Werner, U.S. Olympic skier (SI cover, March 14), led Americanmen' steam to sweep of St. Moritz White Ribbon tournament with victories in downhill, giant slalom. Werner's time for downhill...

February 27, 1956
Backhand swing by 70-year-old Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black gets fading shot off court at Coral Gables.

February 27, 1956
Six years ago this week aging Boy Wonder Willie Hoppe, sport's longest-reigning champion, kept his world's three-cushion billiard title in a playoff against Mexico's Joe Chamaco in Chicago. Until...

February 27, 1956 | Byron Nelson
The average golfer is subject to three fundamental faults when he takes the club back: 1) picking the club up too quickly with his hands rather than swinging the club back along the line; 2)...

February 27, 1956 | Whitney Tower
1955's champion proves he is ready to renew the feud with Swaps, and Social Outcast wants in

February 27, 1956 | Whitney Tower
Nashua's dramatic return to the track last Saturday drew the biggest racing crowd in Florida history. In California the impressive victory of Swaps—running for the first time in half a year—had...

February 27, 1956 | James Murray
It was, by all odds, the most exciting one minute and 43 seconds of the Santa Anita meet. Out on the track the four horses in the lead slammed into the stretch turn, a blur of gelatinous color....

February 27, 1956
Returning to his Miami quarters after the running of the Widener, Trainer Bill Winfrey received a phone call from Sydney, Australia. On the other end of the line was his boss, Alfred Gwynne...

February 27, 1956
When it comes to judging the richest man of our time, there are no published figures by which to measure him. There is the Aga Khan's weight in diamonds, the Gulbenkian legend, an oil baron's...

February 27, 1956
BOBSLEDDINGStan Benham, Lake Placid, N.Y. (Pat Martin, brake), Natl. AAU two- and four-man titles, Lake Placid, N.Y.

February 27, 1956 | Compiled by MORT LUND
LS—depth of snow on lower slopes; US—depth of snow on upper slopes; TD—total snowfall during the week days; TW—total snowfall during the weekend; CD—crowd during the week; CW—crowd during the...

February 27, 1956 | Friedl Pfeifer/Coach, U.S. Olympic Team
For a skier who is confident of his parallel turns, the next natural step is slalom practice. Slalom is run on an irregular downhill course between pairs of poles, each pair known as a gate. The...

February 27, 1956 | Compiled by ED ZERN
C—clear water; SH—slightly high; FG—fishing good; FF—fishing fair; FP—fishing poor; OG—outlook good; OF—outlook fair; OVG—outlook very good.

February 27, 1956
[TV]TV [NETWORK RADIO]NETWORK RADIO: ALL TIMES ARE E.S.T. EXCEPT WHEN OTHERWISE NOTED

February 27, 1956
2—drawing by John Langley Howard4—Joern Gerdts, Hy Peskin, Bill Moeser-Gilloon, A.P. (2)5—Mark Kouffman, Hy Peskin, Bob Landry, U.P., A.P., UP.12, 14—drawings by Ajay15-19—Ylla from...

February 27, 1956 | Jimmy Jemail
ROBERT WAGNERMayor of New York"Television has brought sports into every home and added much interest to home life. People who never saw big-time sports have become fans. A small TV charge might be...

February 27, 1956 | Jimmy Jemail
What five players would you nominate for the National Tennis Hall of Fame?

February 27, 1956
Sirs: There is much talk about de-emphasizing nationalism in the Olympics and eliminating it altogether in favor of honoring the individual winners. I think this could best be accomplished not...

February 27, 1956
WILSON DENNEHYEighteen-year-old Wilson Dennehy is the latest and youngest member of the Lake Forest, Ill. Dennehys to make a name for himself in sports. His sister Virginia, 20, is a tournament...