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August 26, 1968 | Volume 29, Issue 9

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Rod Laver Cover - Sports Illustrated August 26, 1968

August 26, 1968 | Curry Kirkpatrick
They came down to the end, like wolves at each others' throats again, and everybody just knew that old Julie would be right there. When the big money is out on the table Julius Boros is always...

August 26, 1968 | Mark Mulvoy
Behind every pitcher hurling a shutout game in this season of the vanishing hitters are plenty who threw too hard too early in their careers. A majority are now out of baseball or recuperating in...

August 26, 1968
The first faint signs of the football and the silly seasons showed up simultaneously: there were airliners stacked in lazy holding patterns all over the East; trains on the Long Island Rail Road...

August 26, 1968 | Kim Chapin

August 26, 1968
Revenge is what the Dallas Cowboys want as they take on the Green Bay Packers, who have twice edged them for the NFL title. It may be an exhibition game, but it's also a war.

August 26, 1968 | Mark Kram

August 26, 1968
After much ado about altitude, everyone has pretty much agreed that if they hope to win medals in Mexico, 1968 Olympians had better head for the hills to train. The Russians have repaired to their...

August 26, 1968 | Garry Valk
A reader wrote us recently and began, "Not knowing if anyone will ever read this letter...." The writer might be pleased to know that almost everyone around here will read that letter or a copy of...

August 26, 1968
Detroit ballplayers are used to the presence of concert pianist Eugene Istomin at Tiger Stadium and at spring training in Lakeland, Fla. He's a crazy, mad Detroit fan even though he was brought up...

August 26, 1968 | Hugh Whall
For a gadget that might not even work and failed its first test, those floppers still managed to create a new flap as the 5.5-meter men launched their Olympic race trials in the customary air of...

August 26, 1968 | Charles Goren
The Summer National Championships in Minneapolis were the last to drag on for nearly two weeks, and no one, not even the winners of the final event, will be sorry. Competition started on a Friday...

August 26, 1968 | Kim Chapin
The main reasons for the considerable charm and appeal Davis Cup play holds for people, whether or not they are outright tennis fans, are that the competition is sufficiently old (the first...

August 26, 1968 | Clive Gammon

August 26, 1968 | Dan Levin
If the only way to become truly physically fit is—as some rugged proponents claim—by lifting 200-pound barbells or jogging through the streets at near-zero temperatures in your underwear, then a...

August 26, 1968 | Dick Russell
NATIONAL LEAGUE

August 26, 1968 | Dick Russell
Except for those who operate from a rectangular slab of white rubber in mid-diamond, it has been—as everybody knows by now—a sparse season for baseball. And any farsighted hopes of filling the...

August 26, 1968
BASKETBALL—NBA: The East and the West shared honors in a two-game series for the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial campaign, as the EAST All-Stars won the first game 77-61 at the Singer...

August 26, 1968
Janet Newberry made the USLTA 16-and-under championship her third major triumph over fellow-Californian Kristien Kemmer this season, when she defeated Miss Kemmer, the nation's No. 1-ranked...

August 26, 1968
15, 16—Tony Triolo18—Arthur Shay20, 21—Don Uhrbrock, Frank Teti—Camera 522, 23—Jerry Cooke, AP, Frederic Lewis, UPI, FPG24—Sheedy & Long32—Stuart Smith33—George Silk—LIFE, Arthur...

August 26, 1968
PRECEDENTED DECISIONSirs:I am a charter subscriber, and this is my first letter to one of my favorite and more enjoyable magazines. In "They Said It" (SCORECARD, July 22) you attribute to Chief...

August 26, 1968
VANISHING SPORT

August 26, 1968
•Hubert H. Humphrey, U.S. Vice-President, on President Johnson's golf game: "You'd better be careful any time you play golf with President Johnson—he always brings his own Birdies."

August 26, 1968 | John Hanlon
The record books call him John Lee Richmond of Brown University—but the name might easily have been Merriwell when he took time off from class to pitch for Worcester against Cleveland