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June 14, 1971 | Volume 34, Issue 24

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Gustavo Avila Cover - Sports Illustrated June 14, 1971

June 14, 1971 | Whitney Tower
Canonero's heartwarming quest for the Triple Crown ended sadly when he finished a disappointing fourth to Pass Catcher in the Belmont

June 14, 1971 | Robert H. Boyle
Billy Backus' uncle is Carmen Basilio and his manager's name is Graziano, but none of that helped him defend his title against José Napoles, possibly because José had Ali's man in his corner

June 14, 1971 | Hugh D. Whall
Powerboat racing's biggest event, the Bahamas 500, was won at a record speed by a Bahamian—and followed by a big party

June 14, 1971 | John McCormick

June 14, 1971
Motorcycle Mania is sweeping the country as Americans discover the myriad uses of the two-wheelers for fun and competitive profit. Robert F. Jones describes the action.

June 14, 1971
Tradition is the stock-in-trade of every great golf course. St. Andrews bases its reputation on longevity, the benevolent patina of time. A Pebble Beach or an Augusta acquires tradition because of...

June 14, 1971 | Dan Jenkins
"Nobody wins the Open. It wins you." These are old words, coming back to us from some forlorn contender groping for daylight from beneath the matted elephant grass of Olympic, or gurgling from...

June 14, 1971 | Gwilym S. Brown

June 14, 1971 | Daniel Mannix

June 14, 1971
It has been a while since we had a candidate for the Walking-the-Plank Trophy, but here comes John Gronouski, ex-Postmaster General, ex-Ambassador to Poland and current head of the LBJ School of...

June 14, 1971 | Ron Fimrite
Panic wasn't exactly sweeping the ranks of American League pitchers, but, all things being relative, there was no denying that Luis Aparicio was tearing the cover off the ball last week.

June 14, 1971 | Mark Mulvoy

June 14, 1971 | Peter Carry
Ignored in last year's ballots, Cornell triumphed on the field

June 14, 1971 | Charles Goren
The Indian fakir throws a rope into the air. Mysteriously, it suspends itself. A little boy then climbs the rope until he is out of sight. The rope descends limply to the ground and the boy has...

June 14, 1971 | Curry Kirkpatrick
America's burly Steve Melnyk conquered a demanding Scottish course and a huge field of aspiring players to capture the British Amateur

June 14, 1971 | M.R. Werner
A sophisticated racetrack in a rural setting with modern equipment and bright decor, Delaware Park has now become the first major track in the country to offer thoroughbred racing on Sunday....

June 14, 1971 | Pat Jordan

June 14, 1971 | Edited by Martin Kane

June 14, 1971 | Edited by Martin Kane
•Bud Poile, general manager of the Vancouver Canucks, expressing surprise at the firing of Vic Stasiuk as coach of the Philadelphia Flyers: "You never know in this game. That's why I just bought a...

June 14, 1971
AUTO RACING—Albuquerque's AL UNSER followed up his Indy 500 victory with a narrow win over teammate Joe Leonard in the Rex Mays 300 at Milwaukee.

June 14, 1971
18, 19—Jerry Cooke, except top right, Neil Leifer20—Neil Leifer22, 23—Sheedy & Long24, 25—Eric Schweikardt26, 27—Botan34—UPI35—AP-courtesy USGA36—Warren Uzzle, Hy Peskin-LIFE38, 39—Heinz...

June 14, 1971
Gary Adler, 8-year-old first baseman for Corky's Outdoor Advertising "K" Land team in Miami, caught a line drive with men on first and second, stepped on first, then ran to touch second before the...

June 14, 1971
ROCKETSirs:Hats off to SI and John Underwood for his in-depth study of one of sport's truly remarkable individuals, Rod Laver (Rocket Heard Round the World, May 31). Few athletes in the history of...