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April 26, 1971 | Volume 34, Issue 17

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Derek Sanderson Cover - Sports Illustrated April 26, 1971

April 26, 1971 | Edited by Martin Kane

April 26, 1971 | Edited by Martin Kane
•John Miller, observing that he was happy not to be paired with Jack Nicklaus in the closing round of the Masters: "That man makes you feel sort of insuperior."

April 26, 1971 | Mark Mulvoy
<i>Heavily favored to destroy a rare nonvintage Montreal team and win the Stanley Cup again, Bobby Orr's Bostonians fell before the Canadien mystique and a fabulous rookie in the nets</i>

April 26, 1971 | Whitney Tower
Good Behaving won the Wood, which is not much help to Churchill Downs since Good Behaving is not a Derby nominee

April 26, 1971 | Peter Carry
<i>The battered Baltimore Bullets and the numbed New York Knicks assaulted each other through seven games. When it was all over, the last barrier to the title was the most-feared team in...

April 26, 1971
The Kentucky Derby is wide open because of the defection of top horses. Whitney Tower analyzes the entries and Tex Maule portrays the controversial Trainer Johnny Campo.

April 26, 1971 | Bil Gilbert
<b>A century-old mining act permits almost anyone to grab off a chunk of public lands for his own purposes. Now it has come in direct conflict with the fledgling Environmental Act. A legal...

April 26, 1971 | Dan Levin
<b>Equipped with a fighting name and a handful of karate titles, muscular young Joe Lewis decided to invent his own sport. The trouble is, he has already run out of opponents to kickbox</b>

April 26, 1971 | J. Richard Munro
The letter to John Underwood was signed "Dan Chandler," and it said his father had been much impressed by the first-person stories that Underwood had done with such sports celebrities as Bear...

April 26, 1971 | Stan Dryer
<b>Harvey Wellfleet challenged the very foundations of Garden Acres by becoming a tennis bum and brought on himself a volley of abuse</b>

April 26, 1971
Four wild animal notes from the PEOPLE world:

April 26, 1971 | Jule Campbell
Diana Ross wore velvet hot pants to the Ali-Frazier fight, and you can buy the brief form-fitting style in monkey fur and even mink at Georges Kaplan on Fifth Avenue in New York. But trend-setting...

April 26, 1971 | Roy Blount Jr.
...for the fences. No way it can last—not even the great Willie Mays will hit 162 home runs—but this has been the most explosive spring in 25 years

April 26, 1971 | Joe Jares

April 26, 1971 | Virginia Kraft
Big-game awards may lead to remarkable achievements—or to frauds, fakes and bogus records

April 26, 1971 | Frank Deford
Ed Sullivan will soon be gone from your living room screen, and Lawrence Welk and Red Skelton, too. TV is not a business where long-term survival is endemic, and soon only Gunsmoke and Bonanza...

April 26, 1971 | A.B. (Happy) Chandler
<i>The onetime baseball commissioner comes out swinging over the sport he loves. The trouble, he claims, is that owners are favored over their players and money is favored above all else</i>

April 26, 1971 | A.B. (Happy) Chandler
Happy Chandler tells about the celebrated suspension of Leo Durocher and the events that led to his being fired by the owners.

April 26, 1971
AUTO RACING—EDGAR HERRMANN of Kenya and HANS SCHULLER of Stuttgart brought their Datsun 240Z home in first place in the East African Safari rally. It was their second successive victory in the event.

April 26, 1971
4—Bryan Donaldson-Marco Island15, 16—Walter Iooss, Jr.17—Heinz Kluetmeier18—Eric Schweikardt21—Jerry Cooke22—James Drake23—H. Lane Stewart24, 29—John Iacono30-36—Sheedy & Long38-40—Wil...

April 26, 1971
Rita Wiggs, a senior at Cape Fear (N.C.) High School, was named to Fayetteville's All City-County basketball team. She is the first girl in the state to be selected to a heretofore all-male...

April 26, 1971
FOR THE BIRDSSirs:Once again you've run an article on one of our fine Baltimore teams (Best Damn Team in Baseball, April 12), and once again your writer has found it necessary to belittle the...

April 26, 1971 | J. A. Maxtone Graham
Savages rarely murder new-comers; they fear their guns, and have a superstitious awe of the white man's power: they require time to discover that he is not very different to themselves, and easily...

April 26, 1971 | Tom Edwards
That's what the rodeo clowns had to have to distract the bulls and entertain the customers at the same time