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July 24, 1972 | Volume 37, Issue 4

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Tommy Prothro Cover - Sports Illustrated July 24, 1972

July 24, 1972 | Sungyung Chang
Though little noticed elsewhere, Japan is holding the derby of all derbies, one that dwarfs the world's turf classics with its immense crowds and betting

July 24, 1972 | Roy Blount Jr.
Russia's Spassky played Alice to Bobby Fischer's Mad Hatter in Reykjavik last week as the American challenger threw new tantrums to get his way at the world chess championship

July 24, 1972 | Tex Maule

July 24, 1972 | Pat Jordan

July 24, 1972
On the road with Messrs. Blue, Hunter, Holtzman, Jackson, Epstein et al. Ron Fimrite describes how it is to travel with the Oakland A's, the fastest-moving team in baseball.

July 24, 1972 | William Johnson

July 24, 1972
It may have other difficulties in these quickening times, but baseball still puts on the best All-Star Game in town. The big names are there, and they perform as if a pennant were at stake, with...

July 24, 1972 | Don Delliquanti
Back at work, the Cubs' vagrant first baseman is pepping things up

July 24, 1972 | Joe Jares

July 24, 1972 | Jerry Kirshenbaum
On a Saturday both eventful and bizarre, trotting's millionairesses go International and a pacing Bird strides into their exclusive club

July 24, 1972 | Don Delliquanti
Coaches tried to avoid steelworker Hank Slider until they saw him swish baskets. Now they consider him a savior, one who spends his summers teaching their young shooters how to stay hot during the...

July 24, 1972 | Edited by Martin Kane

July 24, 1972 | Edited by Martin Kane
•Muhammad Ali, on Floyd Patterson, whom he fights Aug. 28, with tongue in check: "He's such a nice guy I even let him call me Mr. Clay."

July 24, 1972 | John Underwood
Belgium's incomparable Eddy is sovereign of his sport, a pleaser of kings and a man who has made Merckxists of the masses throughout the world

July 24, 1972
BOXING—FLOYD PATTERSON, 37, prepping for his Aug. 28 match against Muhammad Ali, scored a TKO over Pedro Agosto at the end of round six of their scheduled 10-rounder at the Singer Bowl in Queens, N.Y.

July 24, 1972
12, 13—T. Tanuma16—AP18—UPI, Eric Schweikardt22, 23—Herb Scharfman30—Neil Leifer33—Neil Leifer, Paul Thompson from European39—Jon Whitbourne41—Paris Match42—Sheedy & Long49—John...

July 24, 1972
Bob Byman, 17, the youngest competitor at the recent U.S. Open and a senior-to-be at Fairview High in Boulder, Colo., totaled 285 for four rounds over the par-71 Denver Country Club golf course to...

July 24, 1972
WHO TO AND WHENSirs:Congratulations on a fascinating article (It's Not Only How To, It's Who To and When, July 10) on the step-by-step procedure of putting a football into the air. It gave us fans...

July 24, 1972 | Dan Jenkins