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June 15, 1970 | Volume 32, Issue 24

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Steve PreFontaine Cover - Sports Illustrated June 15, 1970

June 15, 1970 | Edited by Robert H. Boyle

June 15, 1970 | Edited by Robert H. Boyle
•Jerry Levias, Houston Oiler flanker: "As the season progresses I get lighter, faster and more afraid."

June 15, 1970 | Whitney Tower
<i>The theme songs were different at Epsom and Belmont, but the theme was the same—classic competition among the best thoroughbred colts available. Plenty were available at Epsom Downs, in any...

June 15, 1970 | Roger Rapoport
A year ago one youth was killed and 30 were wounded in a student demonstration at People's Park. Now California has athletic fields on the site, but nobody sets a foot on Berkeley's martyred turf

June 15, 1970 | William Leggett
<i>When the baseball commissioner gave All-Star team selection back to the fans, he bought trouble or pulled off a coup. The move will be remembered as 'Bowie's boo-boo' or 'Bowie's baby'</i>

June 15, 1970 | Pat Putnam
<b>Only 19 but blessed with speed, stamina and a canny coach, Steve Prefontaine may turn out to be the best ever</b>

June 15, 1970
Back and batting, Tony Conigliaro begins the story of his beaning, his desperate struggle to recover from legal blindness and, finally, the miracle that restored his career.

June 15, 1970 | Dan Jenkins
Well, boys, the old National Open comes up again next week out there in Minnesota or somewhere—at one of those new clubs with a name like a shampoo. Hazenwhirl or Hazelrub. I forget. Oh,...

June 15, 1970 | Jack Nicklaus
By the shores of Gitche Gumee,By the shining Big-Sea-Water,Stood the wigwam of Nokomis....

June 15, 1970 | Jack Nicklaus
U.S. Open golf courses usually present at least one stretch of critical holes where the championship is decided. The 1970 Open at Hazltine will be no exception. It will be won—or lost—somewhere...

June 15, 1970
The British newspaper The Guardian asked Graham Hill, who is convalescing from his accident (SI, Nov. 3, 1969), to test-drive the three-wheeled car Britain provides for disabled persons. "It's a...

June 15, 1970 | Clive Gammon
The battle of Lismore Castle began on a green spring Saturday afternoon last month and ended at midnight when detectives of the Irish Special Branch, supported by 200 gardai, battered down the...

June 15, 1970 | Peter Carry
Raoul (Rod) Dedeaux, a 55-year-old gentleman from Los Angeles whose little paunch and oversized, black horn-rimmed glasses make him look like the businessman he is, was caught in a dilemma when...

June 15, 1970 | J. Richard Munro
Visually and traditionally, England's Epsom Downs and New York's Belmont Park may be a world apart, but in the story that begins on page 14 Whitney Tower and Jerry Cooke bring these famed...

June 15, 1970 | Roy Blount Jr.

June 15, 1970 | Kim Chapin
A light heart and heavy foot have rocketed Pete Hamilton to stardom

June 15, 1970 | Pat Ryan
In a soliloquy by the sea, thoughts flow out with the tide. The mind empties and the pendulum of surf keeps time imprecisely. Seashells are picked up and turned over in the hand, and a man seeking...

June 15, 1970
Al Trost, a St. Louis University junior, named outstanding college soccer player of 1969, has been picked to join a 22-man squad named in advance for the 1972 Olympics. The 6'1", 170-pound linkman...

June 15, 1970
6—Jerry Cooke20, 21—Sheedy & Long22, 23—Heinz Kluetmeier (3), Herb Scharfman24—Leviton-Atlanta, Heinz Kluetmeier, Sheedy & Long28-31—James Drake34, 35—courtesy USGA (3), UPI (2)42,...

June 15, 1970
BOATING—MISS BUDWEISER, driven by Dean Chenoweth, won Florida's Tampa Sun Coast unlimited hydroplane championship, beating Bill Muncey and the Myr's Sheetmetal Special by 231 points over the...

June 15, 1970
WHEELS' DEALSSirs:Re This Saint Has Been Called a Sinner (June 1), it is very difficult for me to believe that Ernie (Wheels) Wheelwright is or ever has been associated with Mafia types. I...