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August 03, 1970 | Volume 33, Issue 5

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Leonid Mikitenko Cover - Sports Illustrated August 03, 1970

August 03, 1970 | Peter Carry
Minnesota's Harmon Killebrew always hit for power, and won the MVP that way last year. Now 34, bald and leg-heavy, he is suddenly a .300 hitter, too, and the main reason that the Twins are on top

August 03, 1970 | Mark Mulvoy
Palmer's and Nicklaus' opponents in the National Four-Ball came away convinced the aging kings had help from on high

August 03, 1970
Well, sure, everybody knows how to pillow-fight, right? In fact, this may be the first sport that kids really get the swing of—and the happy whappers on these pages are proof that nobody ever...

August 03, 1970 | Joe Kapp
<b>So says the Viking quarterback in explanation of the Super Bowl defeat. Instead of whooping it up like so many swashbuckling Odins, the Vikings suddenly got very serious and played like...

August 03, 1970
For horse lovers who respond to verdure and beauty as well as racing, Saratoga remains an episode of quiet charm in a hectic season and one of the handsomest tracks in the world. Its ambience...

August 03, 1970
Man in the middle is Tommy Bell, an NFL referee on weekends, a Kentucky lawyer weekdays. Whistling while he works, he even calls the time-outs for TV commercials.

August 03, 1970 | Gilbert Cant
<b>The bracelets turn your wrist green and some medical people purple, but a host of well-known athletic figures, including Trainer Johnny Longden (above), feel that they can't hurt and may...

August 03, 1970 | J. Richard Munro
Back in 1952, shortly after Gilbert Cant, a former war correspondent and national-affairs writer, took over as TIME magazine's medicine editor, many sufferers from arthritis believed the best way...

August 03, 1970
"The only phobia I have that I know about is heights," says Paul Newman—which is an unfortunate phobia to have, as he is now in Oregon shooting a movie about lumberjacks from Ken Kesey's novel...

August 03, 1970 | Sandy Treadwell
The Yankee Clipper, the Manassa Mauler, the Wheaton Iceman, Broadway Joe....

August 03, 1970
NL EAST

August 03, 1970 | Alfred Wright
Kansas City Coach Hank Stram warms up while he waits for his regulars to report for the College All-Star game. The Chiefs were the only team given the O.K. to gather as the owners and players went...

August 03, 1970 | Joe Jares
First came the flying pie plate and then the world championship

August 03, 1970 | Alfred Wright
<i>The 'lovely little guy' of San Diego, John Alessio—patron of the arts, friend of the poor and boss of that gaudery of gambling, Caliente—catches a tax rap that inspires some Californians to...

August 03, 1970 | Edited by Robert Creamer
NO DOME

August 03, 1970 | Edited by Robert Creamer
•Whitey Gerken, race driver credited with saving the life of Driver Jack Bowsher by stopping his own car during a race at the Indianapolis Fairgrounds to pull the unconscious Bowsher from his...

August 03, 1970
BOXING—ADOLPH PRUITT of Los Angeles, the WBA's second-ranked junior welterweight, walloped Japanese welterweight champion Sorimachi Ryu with a left hook, dropping him for the third time in 1:58 of...

August 03, 1970
4—Ben Martin-TIME14, 15—Walter Iooss Jr.17—John D. Hanlon18, 19—Fred Kaplan-Black Star20, 21—UPI23—James Drake24, 25—Heinz Kluetmeier37—Sheedy & Long38—Judith Gefter, Don Carl Steffen, Vic...

August 03, 1970
Kris LaPoint, a senior at California's Castro Valley High, shortened the towline to 40 feet and hit 36 mph for a slalom run past three buoys to win the California World Cup Invitational Water Ski...

August 03, 1970
PROPER MEASURESSirs:I have just finished reading the article Funny Ball, Funny Bounces (July 20) and can't help making some remarks about it. First of all, I think that those concerned (SI...

August 03, 1970 | Pat Putnam
<i>That is the advice the U.S. track team got in Leningrad. The Yanks hated the rooms, hated the food—and most of all hated losing to the Russians for the second time</i>

August 03, 1970 | Anita Verschoth
If you're a car nut of a conservative sort I but with a liquid bank account, if you like Rolls-Royces but feel they're a bit stuffy, if you like the looks of a 1928 Mercedes or a 1930 Duesenberg...

August 03, 1970 | Lynn R. Mucken
The 1920s were years of hero worship, and among the shiniest of the heroes were the decade's sport figures. Two of the brightest—because they were so peaceful in private and so brutal at work—were...