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August 31, 1970 | Volume 33, Issue 9

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Les Shy Cover - Sports Illustrated August 31, 1970

August 31, 1970 | Tex Maule
The Cowboys, who haven't won a big game, are plagued by quarterback doubts, complacent vets, angry blacks and no confidence

August 31, 1970 | Carleton Mitchell
In a duel of rare excitement Australia's "Gretel II," seemingly beaten, got past "France" to go one up in the first America's Cup international race-off ever sailed. On Monday "Gretel" went ahead 2-0

August 31, 1970 | Peter Carry
And more and more. The Baltimore Orioles' farm system is so productive it should keep the mother team's larder full for years

August 31, 1970 | Jerry Kirshenbaum
<i>It's little Debbie Meyer who won three golds in Mexico in 1968 (below). At 18 (right), she is simply ancient by female swimming standards, but not too creaky to set another world record at...

August 31, 1970 | Jeannette Bruce
The sky was almost azure and the grass was nearly green as New York's Central Park banned its automobiles and its muggers to provide a sylvan setting for a national championship

August 31, 1970 | Edwin R. Shrake
<i>First the Mexican army chased out the peasants, then Texan Troy Post built 'the most prestigious club anybody ever heard of,' a $30 million hideout just for good ol' boys—and girls—with lots...

August 31, 1970
Tense but tenacious, the N.Y. Met defense of the world title begins in the infield with Bud Harrelson. At the start of the last desperate drive, a report on baseball's only race.

August 31, 1970
Joe Namath reported in last week at war with the press ("Everything that's been written about me is a lie") but with a softer message for autograph seekers, who came away with:

August 31, 1970 | William F. Reed

August 31, 1970 | Jim Kaplan
Driving down the New Jersey Turnpike last Friday to face a semipro team he had never seen, Jim Bouton, the old Yankee and Houston Astro, suddenly interrupted himself to say: "I really shouldn't be...

August 31, 1970 | Charles Goren
There was one interesting question to be considered in Boston last week in the Spingold Knockout Team Championship: How good are the world champion Dallas Aces? True, the Aces had won the world...

August 31, 1970 | Mark Mulvoy
Martha Wilkinson won the Women's Amateur over Cynthia Hill, but for all the good it did her she might as well have lived in Johnson City

August 31, 1970 | William Johnson
They descended out of the boxes at Arlington Park racetrack, an excited and talkative little throng of folks, all flushed. They pressed through the fans at the rail in noisy yet rather efficient...

August 31, 1970 | Robert F. Capon
<i>A search for ways to refresh body and spirit leads the author, an Episcopal minister, gourmet and detester of jogging, to find fitness in firewood, and balm in a new sport—the walk/run</i>

August 31, 1970
BASKETBALL—The U.S. Olympic Development team lost for the first time on its European tour, in the finals of an international tournament in Moscow, to a SOVIET all-star team 89-61.

August 31, 1970
15—Eric Schweikardt16, 17—Heinz Kluetmeier18—Neil Leifer19—Sheedy & Long24, 25—Roy DeCarava26-32—Shel Hershorn-Black Star34—AP, UPI36—UPI42—Tony Triolo44—Herb Scharfman57—James A....

August 31, 1970
Duffy Williams, 14, of Saline, Mich., scored the first hole in one ever made on the 5-year-old Brookside Golf Course, running in a driver on the 212-yard, par-3 fifth before two playing partners....

August 31, 1970
MAD ABOUT JOESirs:Regarding your horror cover of Aug. 17, what was it?

August 31, 1970 | Edited by Robert Creamer

August 31, 1970 | Edited by Robert Creamer
•Alden Capen, general manager of Cool-front Recreation in Berkeley Springs, W. Va., telling the history of littering: "Back in the days when primitive man was still living in trees, he would peel...

August 31, 1970 | Jim Harrison
Maybe the kids preferred the freak show, but what the county farmers came to see were the teamsters' tugs-of-war