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August 28, 1972 | Volume 37, Issue 9

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 Cover - Sports Illustrated August 28, 1972

August 28, 1972 | Joe Jares

August 28, 1972 | William Leggett

August 28, 1972 | Barry McDermott

August 28, 1972
A golfing jigsaw takes place in Pinehurst when the top pros meet in a combination medal-match play tournament that may require a math degree to solve. Dan Jenkins tries.

August 28, 1972 | Robert H. Boyle

August 28, 1972 | Jerry Kirshenbaum
Chill rains splattered against Munich's mind-boggling $60 million Olympic tent roof last week, leaving bundled-up visitors to wonder whether this might not actually be the Winter Games that were...

August 28, 1972 | Pat Putnam
At 4:45 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 26, an 18-year-old West German police cadet named Günter Zahn, a lad, it is said, chosen because of his unusually graceful running style, will carry the Olympic...

August 28, 1972 | Jerry Kirshenbaum
Since the two of them always have so much to smile about, what with all those trips to the victory stand, it is small wonder that Shane Gould and Mark Spitz have been so preoccupied with the...

August 28, 1972
Some 9,000 athletes from 123 countries have gathered at Munich for the XXth Olympiad. Two weeks hence, when they go home, nearly 8,000 of them will be leaving empty-handed, there being only 1,109...

August 28, 1972

August 28, 1972 | J. Richard Munro
Handicapping is a chancy business under the best of circumstances, but picking the winners at an event like the Olympic Games, with more than 120 nations and 9,000 athletes competing, is an...

August 28, 1972
There's a long, long trail awinding to Munich, but Gordon Naysmith will never sec the end of it. The 35-year-old Scotsman set out 21 months ago from Lesotho in southern Africa on horseback,...

August 28, 1972 | Jack Tobin
Can Vic Davalillo, the minuscule and peripatetic Venezuelan who plays now and then for the Pittsburgh Pirates, be the victim of that most pernicious form of bigotry—size-ism?

August 28, 1972 | Roy Blount Jr.

August 28, 1972 | Charles Goren
Topsy-turvy is the only way to describe the 1972 Summer National Contract Bridge Championships held recently in Denver. Virtually nothing went according to form. For example, in 43 previous years...

August 28, 1972 | Coles Phinizy
In the blistering heat of St. Louis, 18-year-old Mary Budke, helped by "little gifts from on high," won the U.S. Women's Amateur title

August 28, 1972 | Jonathan Rhoades
There is a theory—not widely held, to be sure—that the 1972 Munich Olympiad will never, happen. The theory was expressed most recently in a Munich beer cellar, one of those smoky places with...

August 28, 1972
AUTO RACING—DAVID PEARSON, driving a Mercury, won the $84,000 Yankee 400 stock car race in Cambridge Junction, Mich. after a bumper-to-bumper duel with Bobby Allison over the last 50 miles.

August 28, 1972
6—Neil Leifer14, 15—John Iacono, Sheedy & Long16—Rich Clarkson, Sheedy & Long17—Dick Raphael, Larry Nighswander18—Walter Iooss Jr.19—John F. Jaqua20—Walter Iooss Jr.30—Lane Stewart35—Jerry...

August 28, 1972
Mrs. Elsie Bracken, 39, has caught 224 tarpon off Boca Grande, Fla. this year, releasing all but six, which she retained as tournament entries. Mrs. Bracken, who weighs just 90 pounds and stands 5...

August 28, 1972 | Edited by Martin Kane

August 28, 1972 | Edited by Martin Kane
•Upton Bell, New England Patriots' general manager, whose roster includes graduates of Yale, Colgate, Dartmouth and Princeton: "When some guys come in to talk contract, I may be reading a...

August 28, 1972
BOBBY'S GAMESirs:My thanks to Robert Cantwell for a brilliant article on the world chess championship (How to Cook a Russian Goose, Aug. 14). Bobby Fischer has given new meaning to the game by...

August 28, 1972 | Leonard Wibberley
The headless body of the queen was laid for burial in a box of elm designed to hold sheaves of arrows, and this was fitting for she had been fond of archery. Scarcely a year before, her husband...

August 28, 1972 | John Cottrell