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October 14, 1968 | Volume 29, Issue 16

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O.J. Simpson Cover - Sports Illustrated October 14, 1968

October 14, 1968
BILLIARDS—IRVING CRANE defeated Steve Mizerak in the final match to win the International Pocket Billiards Championship in New York. With a 13-2 won-lost record. Crane received $4,000 for first...

October 14, 1968
4—United Artists Corp.26-33—drawings by Bill Charmatz27—James Drake28, 29—James Drake, Walter Iooss Jr. (3)30, 31—Herb Scharfman32—Walter Iooss Jr.34, 35—John D. Hanlon36, 37—Jerry Cooke38—UPI,...

October 14, 1968
Leith Lende, 14, of Castleton-on-Hudson, is moving to the top rank of amateur skiers. Last winter she took her class title at the Tri-State Championships, was chosen to race on the New Zealand...

October 14, 1968
Sirs:How can you pick the Russians over the Americans in Olympic basketball (, Sept. 30)? True, the Russians have several big men, but I'll stick with the U.S., with the U.S.S.R. second and Brazil...

October 14, 1968
OLD BUSINESS

October 14, 1968
•Bill Marsh, light heavyweight of Las Vegas, after being knocked out in Kansas City, Kans. by local fighter Ron Marsh, on why he has won only four of 15 fights this year: "Mostly I've been...

October 14, 1968 | William Leggett

October 14, 1968
Trouble in court—the basketball court, that is, is brewing as the pros begin a new season. But Frank Deford suggests a way out in a preview, with analyses of all the teams.

October 14, 1968 | Edwin Shrake
The record books will say that the New York Jets beat the San Diego Chargers at Shea Stadium last week, but they won't mention that the Jets got a lot of help from San Diego and even more from the...

October 14, 1968 | Bob Ottum

October 14, 1968 | Garry Valk
Pick up a newspaper these days, enter a movie theater, walk into a bookstore, switch on a radio or glance at a TV screen and you likely will be reminded of the existence of a tall, amiable fellow...

October 14, 1968 | Dan Jenkins

October 14, 1968 | Gary Ronberg
Hockey's expansion year was a bold success, and the new season promises to be even better—nowhere brighter than in Montreal

October 14, 1968
MONTREAL CANADIENS

October 14, 1968
PHILADELPHIA FLYERS

October 14, 1968
The gallant tartans of Scotland have invaded new territory. In Nova Scotia, where everybody is a Mackintosh, a Macdoug all or a Macsomebody, they are worn with a nationalistic fervor that reaches...

October 14, 1968 | Gary Ronberg
Arizona State players learn not to show pain and how to become pros. Wyoming, another Western Athletic Conference member, beat ASU, but few teams outside the WAC care to face either one

October 14, 1968 | Mervin Hyman

October 14, 1968 | Mervin Hyman
THE BACK: West Texas State Half back Eugene Morris is called "Mercury" and he caught up to his name against Montana State. He ran 54, 89, 66 and 20 yards for touchdowns and rushed for 340 yards in...

October 14, 1968
The Mick has not just struck out in the bottom of the ninth with the bases loaded and the Yankees one run behind. He has not just wrenched his knee. No, he is sobbing, "I want my Maypo!" In a...

October 14, 1968 | Joe Jares
Now playing for the Los Angeles Lakers—Wilt Chamberlain. With Elgin Baylor and Jerry West too, the team should be the best ever in pro basketball, but will it be? That probably is up to...

October 14, 1968 | Whitney Tower
Los Angeles Surgeon Robert Franklyn was sure he had bought a world champion and his colt proved it at the Arc in Paris

October 14, 1968 | Kim Chapin
Scotland and France are united only by their historical dislike of England, but all three countries got together last Sunday at Watkins Glen, N.Y. to win the United States Grand Prix and add...

October 14, 1968 | Pat Putnam
To the foreign stars, veterans of snooker and billiards, the straight pool at New York's international tournament was a costly surprise

October 14, 1968 | Tex Maule
John Gordy, who was an All-America guard at Tennessee and has been an All-Pro for the Detroit Lions three times in his 11-year career, is obviously a formidable football player. In future...

October 14, 1968 | George Plimpton

October 14, 1968 | George Plimpton
Two years ago, on assignment by SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, George Plimpton spent five weeks as an amateur taking part in tournaments on the professional golf tour and subsequently wrote of his deeds and...

October 14, 1968 | George Plimpton
Two vignettes from the high and the low of amateur golf: the tension at a posh pro-am when a hall gets stuck in a hall washer, and the murderous midnight of a driving-range maniac.