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April 12, 1965 | Volume 22, Issue 15

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Wilt Chamberlain Cover - Sports Illustrated April 12, 1965

April 12, 1965
BASKETBALL—Surprising PHILADELPHIA and BALTIMORE both made the divisional finals of the NBA playoffs by winning three games and losing only one in the opening rounds. The 76ers took their third...

April 12, 1965
Dave Padgett of Punahou School became the first prep swimmer in Hawaii to break 50 seconds in the 100-yard freestyle with a 49.5 clocking at the Hawaii AAU indoor championships. The time, a second...

April 12, 1965
4—James Drake25—Wil Blanche26—Herb Scharfman28—Charles Hoff-New York Daily News30—Walter Iooss Jr.31—John Walther-Miami Herald33, 37—James Drake44, 45, 54—Neil Leifer78—Central...

April 12, 1965
ON THE DOTSSirs:Congratulations on being the first major magazine to raise the game of dominoes to its rightful position in the world of sport (More Fun than the Watusi, March 29). It is plain...

April 12, 1965
OTHER TIMES, OTHER CUSTOMS

April 12, 1965
•John Baker, Pittsburgh Steelers' defensive end, on his off-season employment as assistant supervisor of recreation for the North Carolina Department of Prisons: "There are some line athletes in...

April 12, 1965 | Robert H. Boyle

April 12, 1965 | Edwin Shrake
Inglorious as it may sound, the punch that made José Torres the new light heavyweight champion of the world was a left hook to the liver. Not to the kidney, as was most often reported, and...

April 12, 1965
The baseball issue contains detailed scouting reports on all 20 major league teams, plus a fascinating preview by William Leggett of the things in store for baseball this season. Eight pages of...

April 12, 1965 | Whitney Tower
After being idled since early February by leg trouble, Bold Lad came all the way back to the role of Kentucky Derby favorite in a fast sprint against older horses while his rivals were running...

April 12, 1965 | Wilt Chamberlain

April 12, 1965 | Wilt Chamberlain
The charge that he is a "loser" has always incensed Chamberlain. Now he meets it head on, revealing fresh details behind his record at Kansas and in the pros and analyzing his competitive...

April 12, 1965 | Sidney L. James
Often enough, when you see an athlete's byline on a book or magazine article, you have every right to suspect that he was as surprised as you at the contents. Excepting misfits like Jim Brosnan,...

April 12, 1965 | Liz Smith

April 12, 1965 | Jack Olsen

April 12, 1965
Each year the look of golf for the rest of the season is pretty well established by who wears what at the Crosby. The prestigious atmosphere of the Pebble Beach, Cypress Point and Monterey courses...

April 12, 1965
Bill Bradley has gained one more distinction never before attained by any basketball player—collegiate, high school or pro. The Princeton gem from Crystal City, Mo. is now being acclaimed...

April 12, 1965 | Charles Goren
It was 3 o'clock in the morning when the two teams remaining in the Vanderbilt Cup picked up their cards in the final deal (below). The difference in scores was a single International Match Point,...

April 12, 1965 | Tom C. Brody
The St. Louis Cardinals would like to send their rookie third baseman to Jacksonville, but the little rascal won't stop hitting

April 12, 1965 | John Underwood

April 12, 1965 | Martin Kane
Whether he is reporting that the biggest eater he ever knew was no gargantuan athlete but that toothsome singer, Rosemary Clooney, or writing about what he calls the "off-Broadway sports" of pool,...

April 12, 1965 | Bill Bryan
Goofy Gamble, Old Tom and other racetrack eccentrics flourish in a closed and unpredictable society