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July 10, 1972 | Volume 37, Issue 2

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Johnny Unitas Cover - Sports Illustrated July 10, 1972

July 10, 1972 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer

July 10, 1972 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer
•Tom Burleson, U.S. Olympic basketball player listed as 7'4", asked why he measured only 7'2¾" barefoot: "I am 7'4" with my shoes on, and I always play with my shoes on."

July 10, 1972 | Mark Kram

July 10, 1972 | Roy Blount Jr.
The world championship was plunged into check when Bobby Fischer decided that a better game was hide-and-seek

July 10, 1972 | Pat Putnam
Miler Dave Wottle ran the 800 for a lark—and tied the world record as the Olympic Trials got under way

July 10, 1972 | Ron Fimrite

July 10, 1972 | Johnny Unitas

July 10, 1972 | Johnny Unitas
Dropping back is vitally important because it sets everything else up. The quarterback must not only get back very quickly, he must also read the defenses and pick his receiver while doing it. I...

July 10, 1972
The road to Munich is paved with good contentions, most of which will be settled at the Olympic track and field trials—in Oregon for the men and Maryland for the women.

July 10, 1972 | William Johnson

July 10, 1972 | William Johnson
Nurmi, Owens, Holm, Bikila, Zatopek—how the gold medals changed their lives.

July 10, 1972 | Ron Reid
It undoubtedly bodes well for Carl Yastrzemski that in his 12 years with the Boston Red Sox he has never entirely agreed with either his fans or his critics—one may be mistaken for the other in...

July 10, 1972 | Joe Jares

July 10, 1972 | Hugh D. Whall
Weeding the best from the excellent took weeks, and the process was painful indeed, but the result may be worthwhile: a national crew

July 10, 1972 | Charles Goren
Two weeks ago in the World Team Olympiad (SI, July 3) the vaunted Italian Blue Team trounced the Dallas-based Aces in matchless fashion. Matchless, but not quite flawless, as this deal, which may...

July 10, 1972 | Charles Gaines

July 10, 1972 | J. Richard Munro
Q—Who putts like Billy Casper, hits tee shots like Jack Nicklaus, runs like Steve Prefontaine and plays defensive basketball with the flair once shown by Sihugo Green?

July 10, 1972 | George U. Packard

July 10, 1972
6—Coles Phinizy14—UPI15—UPI, George Kalinsky (2)16—Neil Leifer17—Howard Bingham18, 19—Jerry Cooke20—Neil Leifer37—Brown Brothers, Staatsbibliothek Berlin39—International Olympic Committee41—John...

July 10, 1972
Jim Arline, a sophomore lefthander for the Wilby High baseball team in Waterbury, Conn., struck out 42 in back-to-back games, winning the first 8-1 and losing the second 6-4 in 11 innings. His 21...

July 10, 1972
BOWLING—ALIE CLARKE, 28, of Akron, won his first Professional Bowling Association tournament in more than three years when he took the $37,500 Fresno (Calif.) PBA Open by 165 pins over Don Johnson.

July 10, 1972
VICTORY AT PEBBLESirs:Congratulations on a well-written article about a man who conquered the uncontrollable elements of wind, sand and ocean and the controllable elements of pressure from fellow...