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August 10, 1970 | Volume 33, Issue 6

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Mike Garrett Cover - Sports Illustrated August 10, 1970

August 10, 1970 | Skip Myslenski
It is certain now that James Michael Curtis (below), the Baltimore Colt linebacker, will be remembered as something more than, as many have termed him, "the ideal defensive animal." But those who...

August 10, 1970 | Mark Mulvoy
Dave Hill didn't win the $250,000 classic (Bruce Crampton did), but golf's constant critic, whose play has thrust him into the game's top rank, reiterated his views of sacred cows and cornfields

August 10, 1970 | Arlie Schardt
<i>Foaming it up in a California pool, a gang of the country's top water polo players swam like porpoises—and fought like barracuda—to select a new national champion and a potential Olympic...

August 10, 1970 | Roy Blount Jr.
<i>Eyeing his slaphappy band of plucky Bucs across a generation gap, tobacco-chewing Danny Murtaugh agrees they deserve to have a style all their own. But please don't spit on the artificial...

August 10, 1970 | William F. Reed
<b>The man in the middle is Tommy Bell, an NFL referee. A lawyer on weekdays, he polices a Sunday game with a crew of five, all of them yearning for utter anonymity</b>

August 10, 1970 | Robert F. Jones
<b>At 81, Artist Thomas Hart Benton, one of the founders of the Midwest Regionalist School of painting, still carries on his long love affair with the roily Buffalo River in the Ozarks</b>

August 10, 1970
America's Cup showdowns between the Australian and French challengers and would-be U.S. defenders enrich the waters and ways of Newport. A report from harborside.

August 10, 1970
Fishy stories of the week from near and far:

August 10, 1970 | William Leggett
It has been a good season for Wes Parker and the Dodgers, but the team is locked solidly into the runner-up spot. Wait till next year

August 10, 1970 | Peter Carry

August 10, 1970 | J. Richard Munro
There was a time in his life, recalls Malcolm Braly (Prison Games and Other Escapes, page 48), when he preferred being in prison to being in print. The phenomenon is a familiar one to penologists:...

August 10, 1970 | Curry Kirkpatrick
At 16, she won most of the honors available in her favorite sport. Now if she could just get sister Laurie to clean their bedroom...

August 10, 1970 | Sandy Treadwell
Soft-spoken and hard-hitting, California's Ray Lunny, the top U.S. Olympic hope, was taught to box by his father, the Stanford coach.

August 10, 1970 | Charles Goren
The late Harold S. Vanderbilt invented contract bridge back in 1925, and he loved the game he invented. The very name of Vanderbilt helped contract bridge to become so enormously popular that by...

August 10, 1970 | Malcolm Braly
<i>For a man doing time on the yard, sports offer a touch of normality and tangible contact with his life outside. In short, the con who plays inside stays inside—at least until the end of his...

August 10, 1970
BOATING—East European countries dominated the finals at the world canoe and kayak championship on Lake Bagsvaerd near Copenhagen, with the Soviet Union taking five of the eight titles and Hungary...

August 10, 1970
4—Beverly Braly8, 9—Heinz Kluetmeier10—James Drake11—Heinz Kluetmeier12—John D. Hanlon15—Neil Leifer16—John Iacono (2), Neil Leifer18-21—Tony Triolo22, 23—Herb Scharfman24—Herb Scharfman, Heinz...

August 10, 1970
Louis Zarr, 15, pitcher and third baseman in the Johnson County (Kans.) 3 and 2 League, hit four consecutive homers over the left-field fence to drive in six runs in a 9-1 victory—then came back...

August 10, 1970
WILLIE'S MAGNITUDESirs:I wish to congratulate you on your excellent article about an extraordinary man, Willie Mays (Yea, Mr. Mays, July 27). He is a credit to the game of baseball, not only...

August 10, 1970 | Edited by Robert Creamer

August 10, 1970 | Edited by Robert Creamer
•Bob Bass, Texas Tech basket ball coach, on an encounter in New York with Gene Knolle, one of his players: "He said he was working as a secretary. 'A customer orders something and I write it down...

August 10, 1970 | Joe Jares
Taking time out from the strike, K.C. beat the College All-Stars and for a while it seemed that pro football was through for 1970