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April 10, 1972 | Volume 36, Issue 15

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Joe Torre Cover - Sports Illustrated April 10, 1972

April 10, 1972
BASKETBALL—NBA: The playoffs began with Milwaukee and Los Angeles leading their Western Conference semifinals as expected (page 28). In the East, Boston whacked Atlanta 126-108 as John Havlicek...

April 10, 1972
20,21—Eric Sehweikardt22—Sheedy & Long25—John Iacono28—Sheedy & Long, Heinz Kluetmeier36, 37—Roy DeCarava38—Culver Pictures44, 45—illustration by Don Moss48—Neil Leifer50—Fred Kaplan-Black...

April 10, 1972
William T. LeRoyer, a senior in animal industries, led the University of Connecticut to a 12-1 season and the Intercollegiate Indoor Polo championship. Captain of the team, LeRoyer was high scorer...

April 10, 1972
MESSAGES FROM THE PRESIDENTSirs:In an article in the Feb. 21 issue of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED called The Go-Go Girls of Sapporo you reported that Anne Henning and Dianne Holum received congratulatory...

April 10, 1972 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer
CASSANDRA

April 10, 1972 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer
•Tex Winter, Houston Rocket coach, on UCLA's Bill Walton: "One of the reasons I left as University of Washington coach was that I knew what a great player he was going to be. I figured I'd have a...

April 10, 1972 | Pat Putnam
Long shot Head of the River sloshed to victory at Hialeah, giving a black eye to Derby favorite Riva Ridge. And on the same upsetting afternoon, fancied Royal Owl lost in California, contributing...

April 10, 1972 | Whitney Tower
Only hours after Head of the River advanced to the head of the class at Hialeah, Solar Salute did something equally unsettling at Santa Anita. He trounced Royal Owl, the golden horse of the West,...

April 10, 1972 | William Johnson
Spring came early to Ottawa as the Chinese Ping-Pong team, fulfilling a promise from Chou En-Lai, won laughing in Canada on the first leg of its journey through North America

April 10, 1972
They tee off this week at Augusta, and here you can see everybody's-choice-to-win-the-Masters out having himself a ball. The scene is a Palm Springs soiree during the recent Bob Hope Desert...

April 10, 1972 | Peter Carry

April 10, 1972
Once more into the Stanley Cup go the New York Rangers, misfortune's favorites, pitted against the dynastic Montreal Canadiens. Mark Mulvoy will be reporting from the front.

April 10, 1972 | Melvin Maddocks

April 10, 1972 | William Leggett
Along about the middle of spring training the world champion Pittsburgh Pirates locked themselves in their clubhouse at Bradenton, Fla. to vote on a proposal that would authorize action against...

April 10, 1972
One of the keen pleasures afforded by baseball is the detection of future superstars, a pastime that goes hand in hand with the continuing delight to be found in present giants. How splendid it...

April 10, 1972
Remember, now, the Washington Senators are the Texas Rangers, and Texas is American League West, not East, while Milwaukee is East, not West, although they are still the Brewers. And the New...

April 10, 1972
To win a pennant in the National League it seems a certain type of manager is required. He must be strong, quiet and patient. Some years he is named Walter Alston, others Red Schoendienst, Gil...

April 10, 1972
The clear-cut, obvious choice for a winner in this chummiest of divisions is San Francisco, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Cincinnati and Houston. San Diego must be considered a long shot. Though a...

April 10, 1972 | William Leggett
Like a lot of other baseball men, the George Sislers—George Sr. is the Hall of Famer, George Jr. the president of the International League—consider pitching the essence of the game. But the...

April 10, 1972
Wanted: a race to draw some people into the ball parks. The problem: Baltimore. The league champions have a new goal, which is lo become the first team in history to win 100 games in four...

April 10, 1972
Dick Williams, manager of the Oakland A's, would not discourage the other five teams from playing their 162 games, but lie is pretty certain how things will turn out in his division. "I like this...

April 10, 1972
It might have been a scene from Macomber or Kilimanjaro. Patrick Hemingway, 43, son of the late novelist Ernest Hemingway and now a wildlife management instructor, joined a group of conservation...

April 10, 1972 | Joe Jares
With a strong right arm and his trust in the Lord, stay-at-home Mike Durbin rolled bombs at his opponents before a happy Akron audience

April 10, 1972 | Leslie Nakashima
In the beginning nobody thought there would be a fight. In fact, the Japanese Boxing Association had just finished saying there could not be a fight, but Yoshio Kou, who must have as much...

April 10, 1972 | Pat Jordan