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April 25, 1966 | Volume 24, Issue 17

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Stan Mikita Cover - Sports Illustrated April 25, 1966

April 25, 1966
BASKETBALL—NBA: After the Hawks defeated the Lakers 131-127 to tie the Western Division final 3-3, LOS ANGELES gained a 130-121 victory in the deciding game as Elgin Baylor and Jerry West combined...

April 25, 1966
26, 27—Marvin E. Newman28, 29—upper left, Herb Scharfman; Marvin E. Newman31—Art Shay32, 33—Tony Triolo34—James Drake44—AP48—Herb Scharfman-LIFE76—Dan Hardy-Houston Post, Sotogrande86—upper left...

April 25, 1966
Mark Valdez, 12, led his Wood Gormley basketball team to the Santa Fe city grade school championship and tournament title for the second straight year as he broke 10 school records—including...

April 25, 1966 | Tom C. Brody

April 25, 1966 | Tom C. Brody
Nothing inspires less awe than a Los Angeles Dodger with a bat in his hand. Not only are the fences far away in Dodger Stadium, but the air is heavy and even the best-hit balls have a sound of...

April 25, 1966
MODEL IN CLAYSirs:As a faithful reader, I have enjoyed very much your coverage of Cassius Clay during his colorful career. I was, therefore, very pleased to see the beginning of A Case of...

April 25, 1966 | Robert Cantwell
Before the great auk was killed off a century and a half ago it made a last stand on a flat, treeless chunk of granite called Funk Island, 40 miles off the northeast coast of Newfoundland. In the...

April 25, 1966

April 25, 1966
•Whitey Ford, after losing 2-1 on Opening Day to left-hander Mickey Lolich of Detroit: "When Lolich beats me he tells everybody I'm his idol. I'm sick of being an idol to guys who beat me."

April 25, 1966 | William Leggett

April 25, 1966 | Martin Kane

April 25, 1966 | Jack Nicklaus

April 25, 1966 | Jack Olsen

April 25, 1966 | Jack Olsen
Author Olsen reveals the depth of Clay's racial animosity. His Muslim views are so extreme they have alienated him from many Negroes, including some members of his family.

April 25, 1966
Madmen of the deep, the ocean powerboat racers are heading over the waves from Miami to Nassau once more. Hugh Whall will be on hand to watch them sink or swim.

April 25, 1966 | Garry Valk
On page 36 of this week's issue Jack Nicklaus tells how, after four days of regulation play in the Masters Tournament, he spotted on the TV screen a crucial defect in his putting style that he was...

April 25, 1966 | Bil Gilbert

April 25, 1966
Ever since December when Houston Sportswriter Jack Gallagher compared the management of the Oilers to that of the slipshod Cuban government, Owner Bud Adams has nursed a grievance. "Hello,...

April 25, 1966 | Mary Jane Hodges
A new kind of internal-combustion engine makes a smoothly rhythmic dance of power transmission by replacing the jerky piston of old with a rotor that matches the spinning motion of a boat's propeller

April 25, 1966 | Whitney Tower
Stepping up the distances on his way to the Derby, Graustark goes seven furlongs and wins laughing

April 25, 1966 | Dan Jenkins
The brightest sight on any golf course since Jimmy Demaret, the tour's leading money winner is wowing galleries with his head-to-toe match-ups

April 25, 1966 | Curry Kirkpatrick
His ailments cured, Elgin Baylor played brilliantly to lead the Lakers to victory over St. Louis and an upset of Boston in their first game for the title. But it will take all of his skill to beat...

April 25, 1966 | Alice Higgins
Despite a background of bickering between jumper and saddle-horse people, the nonpros at San Antonio made the opening show a success

April 25, 1966 | Roone Arledge

April 25, 1966 | Roone Arledge
Roone Pinckney Arledge, the vice-president and executive producer of sports programs for the American Broadcasting Company, does not use his middle name. "Roone is weird enough," he explains. As...

April 25, 1966 | Jack Mahon
A taint still clings to Jockey Johnny Loftus, who rode the great horse, Man o' War, in the only race Big Red ever lost