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October 28, 1974 | Volume 41, Issue 18

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Muhammad Ali Cover - Sports Illustrated October 28, 1974

October 28, 1974
24, 25—Walter Iooss Jr., Fred Kaplan-Black Star26, 27—Herb Scharfman, Fred Kaplan-Black Star28—John Iacono, James Drake29—John Iacono30, 31—Walter Iooss Jr.32, 33—Sonia Katchian, Howard Bingham40,...

October 28, 1974
John Corse won three national tennis championships this year. He took the National Indoor singles for 14-year-olds, the National Hard Court singles for 14-year-olds and was the No. 2 player on the...

October 28, 1974
PRO BASKETBALL—NBA: Bill Walton made his much-heralded pro debut with Portland as the regular season opened and accumulated 18 points and 24 rebounds before fouling out in overtime as the Trail...

October 28, 1974
JUST PLAIN BILLSir:Pat Putnam's article on Bill Walton (That's No Way to Talk to Teacher, Oct. 14), was unfair. It sounded as though Putnam actually expected Walton would be able to overpower...

October 28, 1974 | Edited by Andrew Crichton
DR. PEALE, WHERE ARE YOU?

October 28, 1974 | Edited by Andrew Crichton
•MacArthur Lane, Green Bay Packers running back, on the imaginative onslaughts of Dick Butkus: "One time he bit me. Another time he tried to break my ankle. Another time he tried to crack my leg....

October 28, 1974 | Ron Fimrite

October 28, 1974 | Dan Jenkins
Sonny Jurgensen is back, replacing his friend and roommate and passing the Redskins to victory in the old, flamboyant style

October 28, 1974 | Joe Jares
The game occasionally becomes more of a walkabout than a waltz for Evonne, but long ago it was predicted that 1974 would be her year. Nobody guessed it would bring her the richest prize in women's...

October 28, 1974 | Clive Gammon
Ali says he is razor-sharp, which is a way of disclosing his strategy against the punching prowess of Foreman

October 28, 1974 | Clive Gammon
Ali reminds me of the fable of the dog that had everything—the Top Dog. Ali had skill, the swiftest feet in his sport and a thinking man's brain. The dog in the fable had everything, too. Then he...

October 28, 1974 | Clive Gammon
I make no bones about it: Foreman is a great champion, a great heavyweight. But the only little thing is, he's meeting a man with the style to beat him. In each fighter's life, someone comes along...

October 28, 1974 | Pat Putnam
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Dave Cowens eliminated themselves from the early going while elsewhere plenty of teams were ready, willing and healthy

October 28, 1974
To the casual eye, the game often appears formless—random scrambling from one end of the floor to the other and back again. But pro basketball's stars run their paths purposefully, planning to be...

October 28, 1974 | John Underwood
When John Havlicek was a rookie Boston Celtic, one of the most important second-string players on the Boston team was Jim Loscutoff, the National Basketball Association equivalent of a middle...

October 28, 1974
No argument that Oklahoma has one of the best football teams around. Should probation prevent it from claiming the national title? Ray Kennedy discusses the pros and cons.

October 28, 1974 | Pat Putnam
This divisional championship depends, among other things, on Bob Lanier's memory. After endless seasons in the abyss of mediocrity, the Pistons made a bold move on the Bucks last year and now if...

October 28, 1974 | Pat Putnam
The old order changeth, yielding place to new," said King Arthur as he sailed off on his barge. So it may well be in the Atlantic Division, where Buffalo's star is rising while New York's...

October 28, 1974 | Pat Putnam
The toughest thing about this division is not picking the eventual champion, but trying to remember under what alias it will be operating. Two years ago it was Baltimore. Last season it was...

October 28, 1974 | Pat Putnam
When you add Bill Walton and Tom Burleson, the division ain't what it used to be. It's probably better, even without Jerry West. Bill Sharman has slowly rebuilt the Lakers from the team that won...

October 28, 1974 | Pat Putnam
The New York Nets did the ABA—and pro basketball in general—an immense service by bringing Julius Erving up from Virginia and thereby bringing the league title to the Big Apple. The Nets were so...

October 28, 1974 | Frank Deford
Alcoholics, drug addicts and other emotionally disturbed staples have been regularly presented for our edification on the screen, so it is high time that their deluded cousin, the obsessive...

October 28, 1974 | Pat Putnam
That other division is really tough," says Nets' Assistant Coach Rod Thorn, happy not to be in it. "Out there, teams are going to have to win 47 or 48 games to make the playoffs." San Antonio...

October 28, 1974 | William Leggett
The more than 49 million viewers who tuned in each of the five World Series games on television saw nine outstanding performers: Rollie Fingers, Dick Green, Catfish Hunter, Joe Ferguson, Steve...

October 28, 1974 | Ray Kennedy
Persuading local heroes to stay home, the Owls' Wayne Hardin built a power that has dropped opponents to their knees 13 straight times

October 28, 1974 | Herman Weiskopf

October 28, 1974 | Herman Weiskopf
OFFENSE: During a 56-0 conquest of Kansas. Nebraska Quarterback David Humm set three Big Eight passing records as he hit on 15 tosses in a row, made good on 85% of his tries and raised his career...

October 28, 1974 | Richard W. Johnston
Skippers from the Alps were best in the Tornado championships

October 28, 1974 | Mark Mulvoy
The NHL's five best teams glided into the season—and fell flat on their rinks, with even Bobby Orr indulging in a rare fit of pique

October 28, 1974 | William Nack

October 28, 1974 | Roy Blount
Your chances of seeing a show of cricket cages and other cricketing paraphernalia are apparently slight. The Asian Gallery on East 80th Street in New York claims its current exhibit (running...

October 28, 1974 | George A. Gipe
In the early days of pro baseball, playing—or even watching—a game on the Sabbath was as reprehensible as calling a woman's limb a leg