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January 15, 1968 | Volume 28, Issue 2

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Turia Mau Cover - Sports Illustrated January 15, 1968

January 15, 1968 | Tex Maule
Match the two Super Bowl teams any way you like and it will always come out the same. Wise and experienced Green Bay has too much of everything for the game but imperfect Oakland Raiders

January 15, 1968 | Edwin Shrake
Watching the films of the NFL Championship game, the Oakland Raiders must have been encouraged by the sight of Bart Starr being tackled for losses eight times by the Dallas pass rush. Rushing the...

January 15, 1968 | Curry Kirkpatrick
College basketball's last tournament of the holiday season warms up chilly Nova Scotia, where the winds howl in from the Arctic and snowshoes are more appropriate than low-cut sneakers

January 15, 1968 | Ron Delany

January 15, 1968 | Ron Delany
In the second part of his story, Ron Delany tells how he became a miler and why he was often booed by the New York crowd.

January 15, 1968 | Coles Phinizy
Americans are beginning to rediscover the South Pacific—more and more of them are hurrying to Tahiti, Samoa, Fiji and New Caledonia. Many see little more than the native marketplace, the...

January 15, 1968
The ultimate game that settles for another year the supremacy of pro football is set for Miami. Tex Maule and Edwin Shrake are there to record the why and how of victory.

January 15, 1968 | Fred R. Smith
Until now the trouble with Tahiti and Bora-Bora—and Fiji, Samoa, New Caledonia and the rest of the islands that stretch across the Tropic of Capricorn—has been that they were so far away from the...

January 15, 1968 | Garry Valk
Indoor track and field got under way last week (page 46), and it signaled the beginning of a long, promising season of track competition that will culminate next October in the Olympic Games at...

January 15, 1968 | Hugh McIlvanney

January 15, 1968
In Ireland for the filming of James Goldman's play The Lion in Winter, Actress Katharine Hepburn recently took her clubs and set off by bicycle for 18 holes of golf at the nearby Woodbrook course,...

January 15, 1968 | Pete Axthelm
The best dash men in the country met in San Francisco, raced through a near dead-heat 60 and then crashed chaotically just past the tape

January 15, 1968 | Jack Nicklaus
Gary Player seems to have discovered a simple solution for controlling those delicate wedge shots to a green from inside 50 yards—a shot that can save you a stroke if executed with precision. His...

January 15, 1968 | Robert H. Boyle
To the young readers of a few decades ago Albert Payson Terhune, a prolific writer, revealed collies as more than dogs. They were—well, they were collies

January 15, 1968
BASKETBALL—NBA: After its nine-game winning streak was halted by the Knicks, 129-115, PHILADELPHIA (32-10) won twice and boosted its lead in the East to 3½ games. Second-place BOSTON (27-12)...

January 15, 1968
John Hallman, 13, who at 4'6" and 78 pounds was the smallest player on the St. Raymond (Detroit) football team, scored the first and only touchdown of his three-year career on a 15-yard run in a...

January 15, 1968
4—Brian Seed12, 13—Vernon J. Biever15—Fred Kaplan-Black Star from LIFE16, 17—Tony Triolo18—Fred Lyon-Rapho Guillumette20—Brian Seed22—James Drake23—Martin Nathan29-36—John G. Zimmerman38—map by...

January 15, 1968 | Johnathan Rodgers

January 15, 1968
CARL AND CATHERINESirs:I happened to see Carl Yastrzemski's smiling visage on the newsstand here in Paris, and being among the Red Sox' most faithful fans since I could heft a bat (I'm now 20), I...

January 15, 1968

January 15, 1968
•Tom Kuchel, U.S. Senator from California, on O. J. Simpson: "It might be said that he exhibits a rare facility for observing and threading the interstices of the opponents' defensive line,...

January 15, 1968 | Robert Cantwell
In addition to selling some of the world's finest and most expensive sporting goods, the old firm of Abercrombie & Fitch has suddenly gone into the publishing business with no sacrifice...

January 15, 1968 | Mary Evans
Foxes slid on the ice and Londoners learned to skate for the first time in 1683-1684 when the Thames River froze solid