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August 19, 1968 | Volume 29, Issue 8

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Curt Flood Cover - Sports Illustrated August 19, 1968

August 19, 1968 | Alfred Wright

August 19, 1968 | Roy Blount Jr.
It wasn't his fastest mile, but it was fast enough to win and convince world-record runner Jim Ryun that he has mended from mononucleosis and will not miss his long-planned trip to Mexico

August 19, 1968
About the time Jim Ryun reactivated his famous wheels in California, a dozen other U.S. Olympic hopefuls were testing their own in a two-stage, 230-mile Journey through the towering Colorado...

August 19, 1968 | William Leggett

August 19, 1968
There is no more varied test of athletic ability than the modern pentathlon. Devised in 1912 for the Olympic Games at Stockholm, the event requires competitors to demonstrate five skills that...

August 19, 1968 | Coles Phinizy

August 19, 1968
Young pitchers throw hard and rule baseball, but many of them have faded back to the minors with sore arms. Mark Mulvoy visits with a few of yesterday's young heroes.

August 19, 1968
"All men are equal before fishes," Herbert Hoover once wrote. Now, it seems, all fishes are equal before presidents. Henry G. Shakespeare, chief executive of the Shakespeare fishing tackle...

August 19, 1968 | Garry Valk
The comfortable thing about Associate Editor Bob Ottum is that he fits somewhere into that great American average: too light to be a football player, too short to be a basketball star, too heavy...

August 19, 1968 | Duncan Barnes
With the possible exception of the Sahara in a sandstorm or the Siberian steppes in the dead of winter, the Canadian prairies merit the description given them by a Manitoba wheat farmer who said:...

August 19, 1968 | Pat Putnam
Nevele Pride was still several hours away from winning last Thursday's $150,000 Yonkers Futurity Trot—you never thought he wouldn't, did you?—and Sanders Russell, the 68-year-old veteran who would...

August 19, 1968 | Curry Kirkpatrick
That is Peggy Harmon, the 17-year-old who won last week's junior girls' tournament when she wasn't busy reading or discussing politics

August 19, 1968 | Whitney Tower
At Saratoga and Keeneland the bidding for yearlings set all kinds of records, but the first crop of Sea-Birds brought the wildest prices

August 19, 1968 | Bob Ottum

August 19, 1968 | Dick Russell

August 19, 1968
BOATING—Offshore Powerboat Champion DON ARONOW of Miami piloted his 27-foot Maltese Magnum to the 180-mile Hennessy Cup. He completed the distance in 3:16:02 off Long Beach, Calif.

August 19, 1968
Tommy Hughes prompted officials at an all-comers track meet in Tucson to limit future competitors to three events apiece after he gained five victories in the 11-13 age bracket. His firsts were in...

August 19, 1968
4—Eric Schweikardt10-12—Sheedy & Long13—Globe Photos14, 15—Rich Clarkson22—courtesy Trustees of the British Museum28, 29—Coles Phinizy38—St. Louis Post-Dispatch44—Michael Cipriani48—John C....

August 19, 1968
UNHUNGSirs:Your writer Mark Kram seems to have one gigantic hang-up about Baltimore. And in the process, he seems to have forgotten about Detroit.

August 19, 1968

August 19, 1968
•Leo Durocher, Chicago Cub manager, on his 62nd birthday: "I wish I could go back, but I can't."