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July 02, 1973 | Volume 39, Issue 1

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Ron Blomberg Cover - Sports Illustrated July 02, 1973

July 02, 1973 | William Johnson

July 02, 1973 | William Leggett

July 02, 1973 | Robert F. Jones
Filled with racing's religious fervor, a crowd of thousands welcomed world-class cycling as a noisy mystical kick

July 02, 1973 | Joe Jares
A ban and a boycott ruin the field for the premier event of tennis as trouble over the man from Split rends the men's game

July 02, 1973 | Dora Jane Hamblin

July 02, 1973
The man who first tied something to the end of a string just to watch it fly may have been a Chinese farmer, and what he probably flew was his own straw hat. In the 2,000 years since, kings and...

July 02, 1973
Rookiest rookie David Clyde, who three weeks ago was a high school pitching marvel, faces his first start in the major leagues as a Texas Ranger. Ron Fimrite reports.

July 02, 1973 | Sarah Pileggi
Washington, D.C. this particular season seemed as suitable a venue for a kite festival as Gomorrah for a tea dance, but man and kites and balmy days being what they are, the Smithsonian...

July 02, 1973 | Kenny Moore

July 02, 1973
Kansas City Royals Manager Jack McKeon recalled a young minor-league speedster named Juan Visteur who played for him at Wilson, N.C. Visteur sailed through so many stop signals at third base that...

July 02, 1973 | Herman Weiskopf
The American League's designated-hitter system is normally straightforward enough: the DH bats and the pitcher doesn't. Last week a wrinkle in the rule produced a bit of baseball history. It began...

July 02, 1973

July 02, 1973 | Steve Perkins
Or how to approach the professionals is what the game was all about in Lubbock, where the All-Stars warmed up to meet the Dolphins

July 02, 1973 | Hugh D. Whall
Everybody remembers that Annapolis is down here, tucked back inside Chesapeake Bay, and Newport is up there, 473 nautical miles away on the stony shores of Rhode Island. The geography is easy. But...

July 02, 1973 | John A. Meyers
" 'I know how to fly the plane,' he says, and crash. Three times, and he broke three of my propellers."

July 02, 1973 | Ron Reid
Anyone feeling sorry for himself should consider the plight of Francine Auer Sichting, a 5'9", 19-year-old freckled lovely from Coos Bay, Ore. who is the best American female sprinter to come down...

July 02, 1973 | Robert F. Jones

July 02, 1973 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer

July 02, 1973 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer
•John Schlee, U.S. Open runner-up, on how he likes living in Texas: "It's great. Texans have a lot of state pride. You don't hear anybody coming up and saying, 'Hi, I'm from Pennsylvania,' do you?"

July 02, 1973
COLLEGE BASKETBALL—The U.S. college all-star men won three games in China, and the women from John F. Kennedy College dropped three as West met East in Peking (page 12).

July 02, 1973
16—John Iacono, Neil Leifer19—Sheedy & Long (2), Neil Leifer20—Sheedy & Long22, 23—Gerry Cranham43—AP, Craig Wilson46—Jerry Cabluck49—Eric Schweikardt53, 54—Fred Kaplan-Black Star64—Hans...

July 02, 1973
Karen Schmidt, a junior at Tottenville High in Staten Island, N.Y., pitched a four-hitter and belted a two-run homer to lead her team to the New York City PSAL girls' softball title 9-4 over...

July 02, 1973
Sirs:Don't get us wrong. We enjoy your magazine. But don't you think that it was kind of ridiculous putting George Foreman on the cover of your June 18 issue when for the first time in 25 years a...