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April 29, 1974 | Volume 40, Issue 17

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Bruce Hardy Cover - Sports Illustrated April 29, 1974

April 29, 1974 | Edited by Andrew Crichton
99 SPLITOne of the casualties of the tornadoes that scourged the South and Midwest earlier this month was the irreplaceable—and now irretrievable—Kentucky Derby library assembled over a lifetime...

April 29, 1974 | Edited by Andrew Crichton
•Rod Laver, on his contract negotiations with the Los Angeles Strings of World Team Tennis: "They made me an offer I could afford to refuse."

April 29, 1974 | Ron Fimrite

April 29, 1974 | Joe Jares
The nation's best college tennis team crushed its downstate rivals, USC and UCLA, in back-to-back matches last week as the traditional scoring method was abandoned in favor of the modern "no ad"

April 29, 1974 | Peter Carry
The Nets whirled down on a team beset by spring fever and foul weather and blew them right out of the ABA Eastern playoffs

April 29, 1974 | Barry McDermott

April 29, 1974
Brawling on in their Stanley Cup alley fight with New York, the Philadelphia Flyers raise lumps here, hackles there, as Chicago and Boston wage another war. By Mark Mulvoy.

April 29, 1974 | Jerry Kirshenbaum

April 29, 1974 | Jerry Kirshenbaum

April 29, 1974 | John A. Meyers
From a comfortably cluttered artist's studio in a battered loft building at Lexington Avenue and 27th Street in Manhattan came the luminous watercolors that illustrate Frank Deford's Kentucky...

April 29, 1974 | Charles Goren
The casual bridge player rarely gets excited over the result of a part-score deal, which is not entirely surprising. One would not expect a player's heart to hammer over the struggle to make a...

April 29, 1974 | Harold Peterson
James of the Plaza, of New York, has been appointed official hair stylist for the New York Jets. Asked what he planned to do about players wearing crew cuts, James said, "They all get hairpieces...

April 29, 1974 | Pat Jordan
A winner's smile masks a tumult of emotion, for Steve Rogers is Mr. Intensity of the Expos

April 29, 1974 | Herman Weiskopf

April 29, 1974 | Hugh D. Whall
'Beowulf' was the fastest thing afloat in the regatta, but when the seas came up and rigging came down, she finished in the litter

April 29, 1974 | William Hjortsberg
They come out of the water in June and Western fishermen call them salmon flies, which is not their real name. The trout do not care about names, they're just hungry. And the fishermen are hungry...

April 29, 1974 | Mark Mulvoy
Players way down the Ranger salary scale rose up to reprieve their teammates by beating Montreal—but along came fiery Philadelphia

April 29, 1974 | Whitney Tower
The big race begins to come into focus as winners finally win again

April 29, 1974 | Frank Deford

April 29, 1974
PRO BASKETBALL—ABA: Indiana's Pacers, down by two against Utah in the Western Division finals, had depression added to defeat when only 6,337 fans showed up for the third game in Indianapolis—the...

April 29, 1974
5—Sarah Pileggi22—Fred Kaplan-Black Star23—Tony Triolo25—John D. Hanlon32, 33—Heinz Kluetmeier39—Heinz Kluetmeier59—AP60—Herb Scharfman65—Sheedy & Long71—illustration by Donald Moss74—Tony...

April 29, 1974
Ginny Byrd, a senior on the Muldrow (Okla.) High girls' basketball team, was the NOAA Conference scoring leader with a 29.9 average and shared the league's outstanding forward title. With 39...

April 29, 1974
HENRY AND ALSir:The question in my mind was not who would be on the cover of your April 15 issue but, rather, how you were going to picture him. When my copy arrived, I was not disappointed. The...