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December 19, 1966 | Volume 25, Issue 25

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Jim Ryun Cover - Sports Illustrated December 19, 1966

December 19, 1966 | Yevgeny Yevtushenko

December 19, 1966 | Yevgeny Yevtushenko
Not since Khrushchev came to pound his shoe at the U.N. six years ago has a Russian made a more significant visit to this country than Yevgeny Yevtushenko, the young, irrepressible and sometimes...

December 19, 1966
BASEBALL—Often-injured Outfielder ROGER MARIS, 32, who broke the most famous baseball record of all when he hit 61 home runs in 1961, was traded by the New York Yankees to the St. Louis Cardinals....

December 19, 1966
34, 35—Neil Leifer, Walter Iooss Jr.36—James Drake38, 39—drawings by Michael Ramus41—Eric Schweikardt42, 43—Sheedy & Long48—John G. Zimmerman49—Gerry Cranham50—Pierre Boulat55—Ken...

December 19, 1966 | Mervin Hyman
THE SOUTH

December 19, 1966
PARSEGHIAN (ADJ.)Sirs:On the contents page of your Dec. 5 issue, the entry for the article, Fischer Would Rather Fight, concerning the Chess Olympics contains a snide reference to Coach Ara...

December 19, 1966
GENTLEMEN'S AGREEMENT

December 19, 1966
•Darrell Royal, Texas football coach, asked if the abnormal number of Long-horn injuries this season resulted from poor physical conditioning: "One player was lost because he broke his nose. How...

December 19, 1966
The bowl season is back, and the Sugar, with Alabama-Nebraska, leads the parade. Scouting reports on the big games plus a contentious review of the season by Dan Jenkins.

December 19, 1966 | Tex Maule

December 19, 1966 | Tex Maule
Dallas gains if Bob Hayes can win hare-hound races with Packer Corner Back Herb Adderley.

December 19, 1966 | Garry Valk
Though they may seem to be quite unrelated, two of the major stories in this issue have a common background. One is a report on Africa—27 pages of text and photographs. The other is an essay on...

December 19, 1966 | Alfred Wright
Contending with Palmer and Nicklaus on an individual basis is difficult enough; when they teamed up with $275,000 at stake not even a pair of low shooters from high rollers' heaven had a chance

December 19, 1966 | Joe Jares
Lew Alcindor was devastating, intimidating and more. But he was not the whole show, as Duke found out when it swarmed around the giant sophomore and all but ignored his very good UCLA teammates

December 19, 1966

December 19, 1966
No part of the world has seen more tumult—and more change—in the past 10 years than the belly of Africa, that vast midsection of a continent which sweeps in a 1,500-mile-wide arc from Senegal and...

December 19, 1966
The Senegalese athlete whose name is best known to Americans was a product of the Turbulent '20s christened Louis Phal but identified in the history books of prizefighting as Battling Siki, the...

December 19, 1966
The economy of Ghana is based on cocoa, and its people are as warming as hot chocolate. They have an inherent vitality, which they bring to sport as well as everything else, and a happy facility...

December 19, 1966
The African nation that has most impressed the sports world is Kenya, which achieved independence a mere three years ago this month and a year later became a republic within the British...

December 19, 1966 | Martin Kane

December 19, 1966 | Jule Campbell
A brightly patterned African-print fabric called Khanga cloth is the sportswear hit of the season. A way-out designer called Tiger Morse has vinylized it and turned it into the wildest boat gear...

December 19, 1966 | Robert Cantwell

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December 19, 1966 | John F. Murphy
In 1961 Jackie Gleason played the role of Minnesota Fats in a movie, The Hustler, that drew heavily on the character of Rudolph Walter Wanderone Jr., generally known as New York Fats, though...

December 19, 1966 | Myron Cope
The boos of the crowds forever ring in the ears of the Steelers' tackle, Charlie Bradshaw (above)