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April 01, 1968 | Volume 28, Issue 13

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Lew Alcindor Cover - Sports Illustrated April 01, 1968

April 01, 1968 | Joe Jares

April 01, 1968 | Kim Chapin
At Sebring two girl drivers annoyed some Ford men, who buzzed at the resolute little German cars but ultimately lost out

April 01, 1968 | William Johnson
Two playoff teams are homeless as Philadelphia struggles to resolve the strange case of its new $12 million arena, which blew its top in a high wind and has been kept closed by a violent political...

April 01, 1968
"Qu'il vente, qu'il pleuve ou qu'il fasse beau," said Gaston Roelants, the Belgian runner, "la victoire ne pourrait pas m'échapper." Which means, wind, rain or shine ain't nobody going to beat me....

April 01, 1968 | Gilbert Rogin

April 01, 1968
The masters has no rival in U.S. golf when it comes to tradition, ceremony and grandeur, but much of what happens is backstage. Dan Jenkins tells some of the secrets of Augusta.

April 01, 1968
Spinning faces and cobweb darkness are all that the fighter, his head twisting from a blow or bobbing on a shoulder, sees. The between-rounds nonsense of cheesecake and placards is not for him,...

April 01, 1968 | Garry Valk
Having Senior Editor Gilbert Rogin write the story on Don Schollander that begins on page 24 was, in a way, a match made in heaven. Schollander is the foremost swimmer of the '60s and Rogin may...

April 01, 1968 | Edwin Shrake

April 01, 1968
Spain's El Cordobés (below) has always been a great soccer enthusiast, but not as much of a one as recent reports have made him out. "El Cordobés, Spain's top bullfighter, is paying £6,000 for the...

April 01, 1968 | Jack Nicklaus
For the last year or so Phil Rodgers has adopted a unique approach to putting, one that looks a little odd but basically makes a lot of sense. If you are having trouble taking the putter back and...

April 01, 1968 | Charles Goren
Of the six major championships decided at the Spring Nationals in New York two weeks ago, none was the subject of more widespread interest than the battle for the Vanderbilt Cup, won by the U.S....

April 01, 1968 | Dan Jenkins
As the ski-racing season sinks in the West, the Austrians come within a giant-slalom turn of proving that they are back on top once again

April 01, 1968

April 01, 1968
•Tim McCarver, Cardinal catcher, (.295), asked why he bats left-handed: "When I was 6 years old, my sister tried to make me bat right-handed. I asked why. 'So you'll conform with the rest of the...

April 01, 1968 | Frank Deford
Oakland has long been traumatized by the glamorous city it faces across the Bay, but its other complex, a gorgeous stadium and arena facility, is new. Suddenly Oakland finds itself with five pro...

April 01, 1968
BADMINTON—RUDY HARTONO, an 18-year-old Indonesian, became the youngest ever to win the men's singles title at the All-England championships in Wembley when he defeated 1966 champion Tan Aik Huang...

April 01, 1968
Cherie McDaniel, 16, of Bethel Park, Pa., riding her own horse, Miss Universe, took the Interstate Horse Show saddle seat—for the second straight year—and the Tri-State Association equitation...

April 01, 1968
4—Ruth C. Rogin13-15—James Drake16—Rich Clarkson18, 19—Eric Schweikardt20—Philadelphia Inquirer24, 27, 31-Walter Iooss Jr.25—Yale University, Joel Katz—Yale Alumni Magazine46-49—Joseph...

April 01, 1968 | Mervin Hyman

April 01, 1968
ON TARGETSirs:Congratulations on being the first nationally circulated magazine to present an objective article on the firearms issue in the United States today (Bang! Bang! You're Dead, March...