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July 15, 1968 | Volume 29, Issue 3

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Ray Nitschke Cover - Sports Illustrated July 15, 1968

July 15, 1968
THE FIGHT THAT FAILED

July 15, 1968
•José Cardenal, Cleveland Indians wiry (151 pounds) outfielder, on working with the team's 6-foot, 195-pound bat boy: "I look at him and I feel weak. It is bad psychologically when you have to...

July 15, 1968 | Kim Chapin
Despite horrid weather that lessened the crowds, the first Wimbledon allowing professionals and amateurs to play each other was a success and proved that while two pros are the champs, all pros...

July 15, 1968 | Pat Putnam
Although young Henry Clark never went down, Sonny Liston climbed right over him for another chance at some heavyweight money

July 15, 1968 | Pat Ryan
The lady golf pros had a cat scratch or two for France's Catherine Lacoste, defending champion in the U.S. Women's Open, but really needed no more than the presence of a newlywed to turn back the...

July 15, 1968 | Gary Ronberg
They are still the A's, with the same owner and most of the same players. The resemblance ends there. This Oakland version of a once-dispirited team makes the kind of mistakes that may land it way...

July 15, 1968 | Jack Olsen

July 15, 1968 | Jack Olsen
The Negro in professional sport: he is one of the elite few who make it to the top, but once there he finds that much of the discrimination he has suffered persists. He must perform better than...

July 15, 1968
An invading force of U.S. golfers, including Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Billy Casper, hopes to return from famed Carnoustie with the 1968 British Open title.

July 15, 1968 | Garry Valk
One of the most fascinating things about Mexico City is that it is an olla podrida of the very old and the very new. Glass-sided skyscrapers loom above pre-Columbian ruins. An Indian with a face...

July 15, 1968 | Fred R. Smith
Sheathed in copper and glowing like a sun, the Sports Palace (below) is the architectural gem of Olympic Mexico. It will seat 25,000 spectators for basketball, a sport which resembles the sacred...

July 15, 1968 | Fred R. Smith
OPENING CEREMONY, Oct. 12TRACK AND FIELD, Oct. 13-20BASKETBALL, Oct. 13-25BOXING, Oct. 13-26CANOEING, Oct. 22-25CYCLING, Oct. 15-23EQUESTRIAN EVENTS, Oct. 16-25FENCING, Oct. 15-25GYMNASTICS, Oct....

July 15, 1968 | Fred R. Smith
The roads to the venues are being painted with vivid stripes, keyed to the events, and signs and giant balloons with sports symbols point the way in an effort to make Mexico City's complicated...

July 15, 1968 | Ray Nitschke

July 15, 1968
U.S. Ambassador to France Sargent Shriver won his first Veterans' Doubles match at Wimbledon last week (his partner was Bob Kelleher, president of the USLTA) and told the press, "It was unexpected...

July 15, 1968 | Frank Iwama
Lionel Rose, the powerful pipe-smoking aborigine, traveled 5,000 miles from his home in the bush and then did 15 fast rounds of roadwork trying to catch up with the dancing Japanese challenger for...

July 15, 1968 | Duncan Barnes
There is no fussing about when Richard J. O'Connor takes to the stream. He is burdened by none of the usual paraphernalia, just a rod, reel, waders and a supply of Rio Grande Kings—the fly that...

July 15, 1968 | William Johnson

July 15, 1968 | Peter Carry
AMERICAN LEAGUE

July 15, 1968 | Peter Carry
Cleveland's Luis Tiant used to have a problem with what ballplayers call "lollipops"—those soft pitches batters find so sweet to hit. In four major league seasons, Tiant, who looks like Brooklyn's...

July 15, 1968
BOATING—Two first-place finishes, plus a fourth and a fifth enabled F. GARDNER COX JR. of Villanova, Pa. to earn the U.S. championship for 5.5-meter sloops on Long Island Sound off Stamford, Conn....

July 15, 1968
Brian Kusel, 9, of the Sheeler-Winton Swim Club of Miami, established a national age-group record during a meet at Cypress Gardens when he swam the 220-yard freestyle event in 2:34.0, an...

July 15, 1968
23—Sheedy & Long24, 25—Eric Schweikardt26, 27—Herb Scharfman28, 29—Roy DeCarava32, 33—Roy DeCarava (3), Shel Hershorn-Black Star34—Rich Clarkson42—Jerry Cooke43—Roy DeCarava45-47—Stavenhagen...

July 15, 1968
THE BLACK ATHLETESirs:As a member of the daily sporting press, I would like to commend Jack Olsen and the editors of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED for the beginning of what promises to be a revealing,...

July 15, 1968 | Martin Kane
On the theory that "everybody should have theirself a physical fit," the engaging Rocky Graziano, actor and former middleweight champion, has lent his special kind of eloquence, with the help of...

July 15, 1968 | J. A. Maxtone Graham