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March 04, 1974 | Volume 40, Issue 9

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Jimmy Connors Cover - Sports Illustrated March 04, 1974

March 04, 1974 | Edited by Andrew Crichton

March 04, 1974 | Edited by Andrew Crichton
•Johnny Bench, on the NCAA's decision that a pro in one sport can be an amateur in another: "I'm going back to college to play basketball. John Wooden could use me."

March 04, 1974 | Barry McDermott
Indiana fans had a choice as the swimmers continued to drown all rivals and the roundball bunch dribbled around the opposition

March 04, 1974 | Jerry Kirshenbaum
A certain touch of sporting suspense may be fine in its place, but with the swim team one might as well relax and enjoy the predestined slaughter. Everybody knew what would happen last Saturday...

March 04, 1974 | John Underwood
Like the Mississippi, 61-year-old Sam Snead keeps rolling along, and his play the last two weeks proves that he may actually be improving

March 04, 1974 | Whitney Tower
The parlance of the backstretch describes the situation on the track, where a mob of undistinguished 3-year-olds is not likely to provide a worthy successor to the Secretariats and Riva Ridges of...

March 04, 1974 | John Underwood

March 04, 1974 | Coles Phinizy

March 04, 1974
Superstars are among us again: pro heroes from various sports compete for $144,000 in prizes and to determine, sort of, who's the king of the hill. Curry Kirkpatrick watches.

March 04, 1974 | John Schulian

March 04, 1974 | John A. Meyers
Late winter is a time of spiritual rejuvenation for the thoroughbred racing fan. Whether he is heading for the $2 window at Santa Anita or wading through the slush to an OTB office in New York...

March 04, 1974 | Dan Levin
In St. Petersburg a grand band of ancients—none younger than 75—believes there is a lot more to the national pastime than passing time. These men hit and run, field and throw, and sometimes rage,...

March 04, 1974
Argentine golf pro Roberto de Vicenzo won the recent PGA Seniors tournament at Port St. Lucie, Fla., collecting $4,000 cash plus the free use of an $11,000 American-made luxury car for a year. De...

March 04, 1974 | William T. White
A small branch of mighty Maryland has the best record in the nation

March 04, 1974 | Herman Weiskopf

March 04, 1974 | Larry Keith
Tony Waldrop, student of Dostoevsky, world-record holder, runner of six sub-four-minute miles, is not yet impressed by his remarkable success

March 04, 1974 | Richard W. Johnston
As a two-time U.S. Open champion at 14, Jean Balukas seemed to have run out of competition, but in the first world tournament for women she was lured into lapses and a Japanese made an unexpected...

March 04, 1974 | Curry Kirkpatrick

March 04, 1974
PRO BASKETBALL—ABA: No halfway measures for Utah: no sooner had the Stars run their impressive winning streak to 14 straight by dumping Carolina 121-110 than they shifted into reverse, losing...

March 04, 1974
5—Tony Triolo18—Lane Stewart20, 21—Tony Triolo22-24—Fred Kaplan-Black Star28, 29—John Iacono58—left, Philip Ames-Times Picayune65—Al Szabo66—Bruce Roberts-Rapho Guillumette70—Sheedy &...

March 04, 1974
Kevin Reynolds, 12, of Pleasant Hill, Calif., ran the third-fastest three-mile for his age group with a time of 17:19 over a difficult muddy surface at an All-Comers track meet in San Mateo,...

March 04, 1974
Sir:The reasons for anyone in his right mind killing a giraffe, a polar bear, a leopard, a seal, a tiger or any of the trophy animals escapes me (, Feb. 18). These poor sportsmen certainly have...