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September 18, 1972 | Volume 37, Issue 12

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Walt Garrison Cover - Sports Illustrated September 18, 1972

September 18, 1972 | Barry McDermott
Gay Brewer is hardly an unknown, nor is he a bad player, but when he was thrown into the ring with three of the game's biggest names—Nicklaus, Trevino and Player—he finished just where you would...

September 18, 1972 | Alice Higgins
Levi Strauss' 2nd Annual Ride and Tie Race brought out a strange entry list all ready and eager to chase $3,000 across 30 miles of California mountains in a new race straight out of the Old West

September 18, 1972 | Edwin Sharke

September 18, 1972
GOLF—GARY PLAYER won $50,000 and the World Series of Golf for the third time, in Akron, shooting a two-over-par 142 to beat Jack Nicklaus and Lee Trevino by two shots and Gay Brewer by three (page...

September 18, 1972
8—Lane Stewart25—James Drake26—Neil Leifer28, 29—Neil Leifer, James Drake, Tony Triolo-ABC Sports, Jerry Cooke30, 31—Neil Leifer (3), Heinz Kluetmeier (3)32, 33—Sheedy & Long34—John D....

September 18, 1972
Gerald Eddlemon, 26, a University of Tennessee graduate student, set a record for running a 70-mile segment of the Appalachian Trail in 24 hours, 59 minutes despite being stopped by a pack of wild...

September 18, 1972
TEST CASESirs:Bravo to Robert H. Boyle for his article on the Riva Ridge case (Who and When and Mostly Why, Sept. 4). Not only does he reveal all the facts of Riva Ridge's disappointing Monmouth...

September 18, 1972 | Edited by Martin Kane
TERROR IN MUNICH

September 18, 1972 | Edited by Martin Kane
•Johnny Peirson, former National Hockey League star, on the opening-game 7-3 defeat of Team Canada by the Russians: "It's nice to be in on history, but I didn't think it would be Dunkirk."

September 18, 1972 | Jerry Kirshenbaum
The saddest of all Olympic Games saw the flags of 126 countries at half staff under the Olympic flame, while rancor and controversy still raged

September 18, 1972 | Kenny Moore
The author, a U.S. distance runner who five days later finished a gratifying fourth in the marathon, tells what the terrible day of murder and hostages was like for an athlete

September 18, 1972
The depressing pall overshadowing the Olympics seemed deepened by the succession of failures experienced by the U.S. The stunning loss in those controversial last seconds in basketball, the...

September 18, 1972 | Dan Jenkins
From out of Hollywood comes the saga of Mark Harmon, handsome, articulate son of Old 98, who in his first starring role last week quarterbacked underdog UCLA to a final-reel victory over mighty...

September 18, 1972 | Mark Mulvoy
Canada's finest were roasted by citizens and press as the Russian invaders ripped the national game from its moorings

September 18, 1972 | Curry Kirkpatrick

September 18, 1972 | Tex Maule
Heading into 1972, the game has problems. The question is, when will its proprietors wake up and do something?

September 18, 1972 | Tex Maule
NATIONAL CONFERENCE

September 18, 1972
THE RED SOX—can they make it? An inquiry into the breathless deeds of Yaz & Co. and the wild pennant race with Detroit, Baltimore and New York, by William Leggett.

September 18, 1972
Everybody has quarterback problems, so why should the Cowboys worry? Even playing catch-up, they'll pass George Allen, who never wins playoffs

September 18, 1972
As though the Vikings haven't kicked the old Black and Blue around plenty already, they have come up with a new scoring punch in Fran Tarkenton and their best all-round team to date

September 18, 1972
While the 49ers were standing pat, Los Angeles played chess, made some deft moves and improved by 20%, enough to give the Rams an edge in an old rivalry

September 18, 1972
Even if they suffer injuries for a change, the Dolphins are going to be rough. They have added size in the middle, which is bad news in Baltimore and New York

September 18, 1972
After 40 years the Pittsburgh Steelers just could win their first title—if; if they can find a pass defense, if the team can win away from home and if Quarterback Terry Bradshaw has grown up

September 18, 1972
Raiders and Chiefs, Chiefs and Raiders. They both strike fearsome poses. It will be Oakland, though, mostly because the team has had to change least

September 18, 1972
He is Robert Stanford Brown, 6'5", 280 pounds, B.S., Nebraska, M.E.A., Pennsylvania, O.T., Oakland. According to Raider teammate Ron Mix, offensive tackle is the most thankless position in all of...

September 18, 1972 | Morton Sharnik
It is the week of the Big Game and some of the players, conduits to the head coach—which means they are close to the boss—are exhorting the unchosen. Black studs as well as white dudes—Field Hands...

September 18, 1972 | J. Richard Munro
Like overzealous trapeze artists, all of us occasionally need saving from ourselves. Around SPORTS ILLUSTRATED the task of providing a strong net for syntactic excess falls to our band of...

September 18, 1972

September 18, 1972 | William Leggett
By now everyone is familiar with the principal excuse utilized by frustrated hitters to explain why their batting averages are at .220. A few years ago almost every player with a bat in his hands...

September 18, 1972 | Harold Peterson
AL EAST

September 18, 1972 | Joe Jares
For two years USC has been high on promise, low on performance, but last week's thrashing of Arkansas proves it is a contender for No. 1