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March 29, 1971 | Volume 34, Issue 13

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Phil Esposito Cover - Sports Illustrated March 29, 1971

March 29, 1971 | Edited by Martin Kane

March 29, 1971 | Edited by Martin Kane
•Denny McLain, the Washington Senators' pitcher, on the value of preseason conditioning: "All that running and exercise can do for you is make you healthy."

March 29, 1971 | Frank Deford
The networks, which usually appear dedicated to the proposition that sports announcing must be bland, humorless and uninformed, seem to forget sometimes that they are no longer the only game in...

March 29, 1971 | Robert F. Jones
<b><i>Sebring celebrated its own imminent end with 12 hours of vintage striving. There was speed, collision, flame, argument and a surprise winner on the course that had awakened America to...

March 29, 1971 | Curry Kirkpatrick
<b><i>But it was a frivolous notion, for no sooner had the fans of Kansas, Western Kentucky and Villanova gloried in victory than they faced up to what was waiting at Houston—those Bruins...

March 29, 1971 | Jerry Kirshenbaum
After a lengthy love affair with the English people boxer Henry Cooper is retired by an odd decision

March 29, 1971
<b><i>America's girl gymnasts are sick and tired of being told they're beautiful. Really. Until recently the line at international matches went, "Darling, you had the loveliest team—even if...

March 29, 1971
The ubiquitous bruins of UCLA take their new brinkmanship act to Houston, where, if Kansas, Villanova or Western Kentucky don't object, they'll win a title.

March 29, 1971 | Jack Olsen
<b>For such an affectionate family, the Espositos seem headed for a rousing scrap come Stanley Cup time when Boston's Phil, a champion scorer, starts shooting at Chicago's Tony, a goalie...

March 29, 1971 | J. Richard Munro
Sibling rivalry has been around almost from the beginning—that is, The Beginning—as Genesis 4:1-16 reminds us. Since that fatal encounter between Cain and Abel, brothers have found more civilized...

March 29, 1971
Utah State basketball star Jeff Tebbs was just ambling along to church in Logan, Utah when a young mother appeared in the doorway of a house screaming for help and holding an 18-month-old girl...

March 29, 1971 | Roy Blount Jr.
Some years ago Casey Stengel put down Japanese baseball by saying, "They're trying to play ball over there with little fingers." But last week Japan's best team, the Tokyo Yomiuri Giants, finished...

March 29, 1971 | Mark Mulvoy
It was an NCAA championship of surprises as Yankees outnumbered Canadians on the ice and old Frustration U. grabbed the title

March 29, 1971 | Whitney Tower
The main topic of conversation around California tracks these past few months was pretty much what it was anywhere that racing people gathered: How good was Hoist The Flag? As this 3-year-old son...

March 29, 1971 | Alfred Wright
New tournament formats and inflated purses are turning professional tennis into a lavish sport, especially for Australia's rocketing Rod Laver

March 29, 1971 | Roy Blount Jr.
<b><i>Down in east Carolina, where barn sides serve as backstops and baseball stirs the soul, the folk heroes are long, lean pitchers. Most stayed home, but the Perry boys of Farm Life have...

March 29, 1971
AUTO RACING—The 12 Hours of Sebring went to PORSCHE again as VIC ELFORD of England and GERARD LARROUSSE of France drove a 917K a record 260 laps at an average of 112.5 mph (page 16).

March 29, 1971
4—UPI, AP16, 17—Tony Triolo18, 19—top, Eric Schweikardt, bottom, Tony Triolo20—Tony Triolo, except top middle, Eric Schweikardt22—Sheedy & Long23—Rich Clarkson24—Heinz Kluetmeier25—Bruce...

March 29, 1971
Patti Brennan and her hunter pony, Zim's Sing Along, made equine history in New Jersey by winning every high-score performance award offered in the state in 1970. She also cantered away with the...

March 29, 1971
<b>NO HOME ON THE RANGE (CONT.)</b>Sirs:I cannot recall when a single article of any nature has aroused and concerned me more than <i>The Poisoning of the West</i> (March 8 et seq.)....

March 29, 1971 | George Plimpton
It would be useless to pretend that writers are not a competitive lot—envying not only a colleague's completed effort if it is worthy, but also (since research can be sheer drudgery) the time and...

March 29, 1971 | Mary Evans
Strong, skillful and gorgeous, the professor could do everything better than anyone—except when he was shooting pool against real champs