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April 08, 1968 | Volume 28, Issue 14

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April 08, 1968
BASKETBALL—NBA: Philadelphia and Boston rounded out the week at 3-2 in the best-of-seven Eastern semifinals against New York and Detroit, while, in the West, San Francisco led division champion...

April 08, 1968
4—Sean Callahan25—Sheedy & Long, Jerry Cooke26—Herb Scharfman33—Sheedy & Long34—Dick Raphael39—Joseph Consentino, AP56—Herb Scharfman77—left, AP, Roy DeCarava78—Herb Scharfman83—Roy...

April 08, 1968
Tommy Michalek, a 10-year-old center for Little Cesar's hockey team in Detroit, scored 199 goals and had 112 assists for a total of 311 points in 73 games. Tommy, who batted .375 as a Little...

April 08, 1968
ARMS AND THE PEOPLESirs:It was refreshing to read Martin Kane's article on the firearms issue (Bang! Bang! You're Dead, March 18). Undoubtedly the hue and cry from both sides of the controversy...

April 08, 1968 | Jeannette Bruce
A few years ago Robert Nadler, an engineer who loved sailing, set out to buy a second-hand boat. It wasn't easy. "You wind up with sore eyes from reading classified ads and muddy feet from...

April 08, 1968
IMAGE BUILDING

April 08, 1968
•Cora Alcindor, after her son Lew gave her one of the nets almost bombed off the basket in UCLA's victory in the NCAA championship game: "It was such a great night. I think I'm going to have this...

April 08, 1968 | Whitney Tower
Every week the cast of leading characters for Churchill Downs changes. The results of last weekend's major preps in California and Florida added a few new candidates, while still others lurk in...

April 08, 1968 | William Johnson
One of the oddly garish trademarks of Florida Derby day at Gulfstream Park, the tasteful, flower-bedecked track outside Miami, is the plethora of ooohs, aaahs and yuks that the management crams...

April 08, 1968 | Tom C. Brody

April 08, 1968
BASEBALL BEGINS. In the annual salute to the new season, William Leggett appraises the chances of all the teams. There will be a review in 12 pages of color photographs of the highlights of 1967's...

April 08, 1968 | Pete Axthelm

April 08, 1968 | Alfred Wright
Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus will be, as always, the favorites at Augusta next week, but their grip on the tournament is threatened by a fresh wave of contenders

April 08, 1968 | Garry Valk
When the word came around that Picture Editor John Stebbins had turned 60 and was retiring to New Mexico, there was an audible gasp among younger members of our staff. Stebbins may be the...

April 08, 1968
The men who play in it are aware that no golf championship in the world can match the Masters for elegance and tradition, but rarely are outsiders privileged to see what makes this event unique....

April 08, 1968 | Dan Jenkins
Each year that this thing called the Masters Tournament reemerges as such a scented and luxuriant success, it strengthens the notion that God must have been a two-handicapper from Georgia. At...

April 08, 1968 | Frank Deford

April 08, 1968
Miss Marianne Moore, Mrs. John F. Kennedy and Authors Terry Southern, Philip Roth, William Styron and Peter Matthiessen were among those present at the great moment when George Plimpton (below)...

April 08, 1968 | Mark Mulvoy
The military draft and big-league expansion may be specters to some, but to a small group of aging fringe players they are a fountain of youth

April 08, 1968 | Kim Chapin
After a distinguished amateur career, Billie Jean King decided to turn professional, but not before a rare meeting with her longtime rival, Nancy Richey, whose going-away present to her was a...

April 08, 1968 | Gary Ronberg
Raul Rojas, a tough, slugging featherweight, survived a ballooning right eye to lay claim to a flashy belt and a WBA-type world title

April 08, 1968 | Charles Goren
In the perpetual feud between opposing schools of bridge bidding, there is something to be said for the wildly liberal "Hatfields" as well as for the hidebound conservative "McCoys." Is it better...

April 08, 1968 | Virginia Kraft

April 08, 1968 | Mary Evans
Or how to go around the world in a thousand days on a penny-farthing