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August 14, 1972 | Volume 37, Issue 7

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Bobby Fisher Cover - Sports Illustrated August 14, 1972

August 14, 1972 | Jerry Kirshenbaum

August 14, 1972 | William Leggett
Second Baseman Joe Morgan, who steals bases and scores runs—and hits homers, too—could make Cincy a cinch to clinch the National League West—if the Reds find a way to win at home

August 14, 1972 | Robert Cantwell

August 14, 1972 | Robert Cantwell
Until the Fischer-Spassky confrontation most Americans never understood what the rest of the world saw in chess. Since the Reykjavik antics began, however, the game has been enjoying a mini-boom...

August 14, 1972
Fending off the Orioles, Yankees and Red Sox in the American League East is the task ahead for Detroit and its prize lefthander, Mickey Lolich. Ron Fimrite reports.

August 14, 1972 | Kenny Moore

August 14, 1972
Texans have been called Super-Americans and their possessions all manner of names, frequently with a kind of offhand malice aforethought. Now comes Clint Murchison with a spectacular now playpen...

August 14, 1972 | Edwin Shrake
When Clint Murchison Jr. set out at last to build his own football stadium—as any otherwise sane person might elect to do if he had a hundred million dollars or so and owned the world champion...

August 14, 1972 | Walt Blackadar, M.D.

August 14, 1972 | J. Richard Munro
In his book A Child of the Century, Ben Hecht describes the adventures of a pair of photographic bloodhounds for the old Chicago Evening American. Their job was to obtain hard-to-get pictures of...

August 14, 1972
One of the lingering mysteries from last month's singlehanded transatlantic yacht race—the unusual difficulties in which aging mariner Sir Francis Chichester found himself—was cleared up last...

August 14, 1972 | Mark Mulvoy

August 14, 1972 | Roy Blount Jr.
There are power hitters who rip into the ball and send it screaming off like a tracer bullet, and then there are others who operate more like a mortar: whump, and the ball climbs 30 or 40 stories...

August 14, 1972 | Dan Jenkins
Gary Player held on to win the PGA championship at Oakland Hills, but that tough old course proved that its teeth are still fierce

August 14, 1972 | Curry Kirkpatrick
It took five matches, but the U.S. beat Spain in the Davis Cup semifinals behind an odd combination of soft lobs by Harold Solomon and the booming game of Stan Smith, who put it all together when...

August 14, 1972 | Tex Maule
Fed up with his Colts, Carroll Rosenbloom traded for the Rams

August 14, 1972 | Jeannette Bruce

August 14, 1972
BOXING—DUANE BOBICK, unbeaten in his last 55 fights, earned the heavyweight berth on the U.S. Olympic team when his opponent was disqualified in trials at West Point. TIM DEMENT knocked out Jesse...

August 14, 1972
5—John D. Hanlon16-20—Heinz Kluetmeier21—John Marmaras23—Neil Leifer30-32—Rich Clarkson44—map by Matthew Greene52—AP58—John D. Hanlon62—Lane Stewart67—Sheedy & Long85—upper left, The Des...

August 14, 1972
Jennifer Polich, 16, of Des Moines, shot the lowest score in the history of the city's Junior Girls golf tournament a one-over-par 73—en route to a 12-stroke victory. She had previously won the...

August 14, 1972
THE A'SSirs:As an A's fan, I wish to compliment Ron Fimrite on his fine article (On Tour With "Hair" July 31).

August 14, 1972 | Edited by Martin Kane

August 14, 1972 | Edited by Martin Kane
•Bill Peterson, Houston Oiler coach, on Houston's preseason game against Dallas: "I'm not surprised that Dallas is starting five nonregulars against us. I know I'd do it if I were in Tom Landry's...