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April 07, 1969 | Volume 30, Issue 14

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Gordon Berenson Cover - Sports Illustrated April 07, 1969

April 07, 1969

April 07, 1969
•Denis Howell, minister with special responsibility for sport, on the question of British athletes competing in the controversial South African Games at Bloemfontein: "We shall not interfere with...

April 07, 1969 | Tex Maule
It has long afflicted pro hockey and basketball. Now it has spread to baseball and the contagion is about to infect pro football. The writer, who is known for his firm opinions, says it's all wrong

April 07, 1969 | Whitney Tower
As Majestic Prince and Top Knight ran away from their rivals in California and Florida, the prospect of a virtual match race at Churchill Downs in May became likely. And it could be a corker,...

April 07, 1969 | M. R. Werner
Like country club members who play golf against one another every Saturday, four of the five 3-year-olds competing in the Florida Derby at Gulf-stream Park, last Saturday had beaten each other...

April 07, 1969 | Mark Mulvoy
A year and a half after the beaning that nearly cost him the vision in his left eye, Boston's Tony Conigliaro has his old job back, having overcome medical opinions and stiff competition from his...

April 07, 1969
IT'S A NEW BALL GAME. One hundred years after turning pro, baseball begins the 1969 season with four new teams, two new divisions and, William Leggett reports, new problems. In the annual preview,...

April 07, 1969 | Mark Mulvoy

April 07, 1969 | Dan Jenkins
Impossible successes and improbable failures have become a part of the Masters' tradition. Artist Francis Golden re-creates a few of the tournament's most famous triumphs and tragedies.

April 07, 1969 | Gary Ronberg

April 07, 1969 | Garry Valk
In 1961 the sports publicist at Michigan State issued this blurb extolling State's top sophomore baseball prospect:

April 07, 1969
Lady Bird Johnson, on a recent visit to Washington, reported that the former President is in pretty good shape. He has been dieting and swimming and his weight is down, but so far he has not made...

April 07, 1969 | William F. Reed Jr.
Five Indiana freshmen, including a happy and record-breaking Mark Spitz, helped IU win the NCAAs

April 07, 1969 | Herman Weiskopf
Iowa State won the championship while Jess, Jeff and John, a big trio, showed that heavyweights no longer shove their weight around

April 07, 1969 | Gary Ronberg
Winning the East title, Coach Claude Ruel and the Canadiens did unto Boston in the season's biggest game what the team habitually does unto all

April 07, 1969 | Mark Kram
In the conformist world of tournament tennis, Torben Ulrich is a blithe spirit, a player of fair talent and delightful eccentricities to whom winning and losing mean nothing compared to the ballet...

April 07, 1969 | William F. Talbert
William Tatem Tilden has been acclaimed by many—and perhaps rightly so—as the best tennis player who ever lived. But what he wanted most to be was an actor and author. He was frustrated in both...

April 07, 1969
BASKETBALL—NBA: Even with all those underdogs winning in the playoffs, the biggest news was the Milwaukee Bucks' agreement with Lew Alcindor for a five-year, $1.4 million contract (as opposed to...

April 07, 1969
Galinton Bryan, a senior at Indiana University who intends to go into the Lutheran ministry, won the Big Ten saber title at Michigan State. In 1968 Bryan, who had not fenced until he went to...

April 07, 1969
6—Eric Schweikardt18—Eric Schweikardt19—Thomas Vanderschmidt20—Herb Scharfman21—AP (2)23—Neil Leifer24—Neil Leifer, Jerry Cooke26—UPI27—Herb Scharfman28—Dick Raphael34—Stephen...

April 07, 1969
THE COLLEGE GAMESirs:It was my pleasure to read your article Some Pros Co Back to College (March 24). Gary Ronberg presented a very perceptive picture of hockey as it is now played and told why...