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May 14, 1973 | Volume 38, Issue 19

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Mark Spitz Cover - Sports Illustrated May 14, 1973

May 14, 1973
AAU BASKETBALL—The U.S. and Russia continued their physical series, the Americans winning two games, 83-67 and 83-75, and the Russians taking one, 78-76, for a 3-1 U.S. lead (page 28).

May 14, 1973
5—Arnold Spitz20—Eric Schweikardt20-21—Neil Leifer22, 23—Neil Leifer, Jerry Cooke (2)24-25—James Drake26—John Iacono36, 37—Heinz Kluetmeier48, 49—photographs by John D. Hanlon61—AP, London Daily...

May 14, 1973
Mike Castillo, a junior at Monmouth (Ill.) College, won his second consecutive Midwest Conference wrestling title in the 134-pound class. Castillo, who was 21-0-1 in regular season this year, has...

May 14, 1973
NOT O.K.Sirs:As an avid sports fan I would like to thank SPORTS ILLUSTRATED and Jay Cronley for bringing the Oklahoma football situation to the public's attention (Oklahoma Penalty: Illegal...

May 14, 1973 | Edited by Martin Kane

May 14, 1973 | Edited by Martin Kane
•Baltimore cab driver: "Business has been especially good these last few weeks, mainly because Pimlico is open. It's not that we take so many people there. It's that so many cab drivers spend...

May 14, 1973 | Whitney Tower
After an inexplicable defeat, character assassins took pot shots at Secretariat, but the favorite had his revenge in the Derby

May 14, 1973 | Mark Mulvoy
That was Montreal's prime mode of attack in the Stanley Cup finals—a series of startling leads and comebacks—as the outmanned Black Hawks fought the Canadiens with high courage but lagging skates

May 14, 1973 | William Leggett
There is something about a strikeout pitcher that pulls people into ball parks. For California it is Nolan Ryan's fastball

May 14, 1973 | Barry McDermott

May 14, 1973
To front court moves the battle of the sexes as Margaret Court meets the challenge tossed out by Bobby Riggs. Will crafty Bobby conquer? Or will it be a Ms. match?

May 14, 1973 | Jerry Kirshenbaum

May 14, 1973 | Kim Chapin

May 14, 1973 | John A. Meyers
It was a much happier occasion this time (page 36) that brought together SI's Jerry Kirshenbaum, swimmer Mark Spitz and Photographer Heinz Kluetmeier (above): they had last met at the Olympics,...

May 14, 1973
Finding new awards for Basketball Coach John Wooden is down to the nitty-gritty, or is it nitty-witty? A Purdue graduate, Wooden has been selected as UCLA's Alumnus of the Year. How's that? Well,...

May 14, 1973 | Pat Putnam
Spring training had gone well enough to permit a modicum of optimism. For one, the St. Louis Cardinals were a happy crew. In contrast to last spring's bitter strike struggle, Owner Gussie Busch...

May 14, 1973 | Herman Weiskopf

May 14, 1973 | Larry Keith
To admire the wax figure of Daniel Morelon at the Musée Grévin in Paris one must first pass by Napoleon Bonaparte, who, in another time and place, was also a champion of champions. But of the two,...

May 14, 1973 | Peter Carry

May 14, 1973 | Herman Weiskopf
The name is Bucky Woy, the game is the women pros. Some are pretty, some are super and, if Woy has his way, they are sport's next big time

May 14, 1973 | John Underwood

May 14, 1973 | Robert H. Boyle
With meat prices at their current levels, there is less excuse than ever for an angler to behave like a fish hog, stacking his catch on the dock to be admired—and then stacking it in the garbage...

May 14, 1973 | Eric Whitehead
Reaper didn't sound like much in the first place, and the more one learned, the less there seemed to be to him