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December 02, 1974 | Volume 41, Issue 23

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December 02, 1974 | Jonathan Yardley
Scads of books about sport have been published during 1974, and choosing among them for holiday gift-giving is no easy task. Here, in hopes of making things a bit less difficult, is a list of...

December 02, 1974
PRO BASKETBALL—NBA: Milwaukee's Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Boston's Dave Cowens have returned. Abdul-Jabbar made his season debut at Madison Square Garden, where his team had lost nine straight times...

December 02, 1974
22, 23—Walter Iooss Jr., Heinz Kluetmeier24, 25—Walter Iooss Jr.26, 27—Eric Schweikardt28, 29—Wayne Reynolds, Fred Kaplan-Black Star30—Wayne Reynolds74—Neil Leifer87—John D. Hanlon107—Tim Baker

December 02, 1974
Patty Pink, a senior at Kirksville (Mo.) High, has won 58 of 59 tennis matches, including 50 straight without losing a set. Playing No. 1 on the girls' varsity team, Patty's lone defeat came in...

December 02, 1974
TWELFTH MANSir:I am an Ohio State fan and, unfortunately, attended the Michigan State game in East Lansing (The Touchdown That Didn't Count, Nov. 18). I congratulate you on your objective and...

December 02, 1974 | Edited by Andrew Crichton
SAYONARA NAGASHIMA-SAN

December 02, 1974 | Edited by Andrew Crichton
•Harold Ballard, owner of the Toronto Maple Leafs, on the timid approach his disappointing team has displayed so far this season: "You could send Inge Hammarstrom into the corner with six eggs in...

December 02, 1974 | Ray Kennedy
Ohio State spotted Michigan an early lead, then rallied with four field goals to win. The next day in a heated meeting of Big Ten athletic directors, the Buckeyes got the Rose Bowl nod

December 02, 1974 | Barry McDermott
The game of platform tennis has come down from its amateur perch in an attempt to attract the masses and sponsors with plenty of money

December 02, 1974 | Dan Jenkins

December 02, 1974 | Curry Kirkpatrick
If the reports are true that Bill Walton has left UCLA, Moses Malone has skipped Maryland and the pros have drafted every hardship case except Billy Jack, it all means just one thing. The cinch...

December 02, 1974 | Curry Kirkpatrick
Basketball previews continue for the next 39 pages, with drawings by Tom Allen, a look at the wackiest conference and scouting reports on the 20 top teams, plus the best of the rest, by Curry...

December 02, 1974
Windows on the world of basketball are Artist Tom Allen's way of viewing some of last year's top teams, all of whom should be strong again. One is UCLA, which has brought nine NCAA titles to...

December 02, 1974 | Curry Kirkpatrick
Sprawling over mountains, deserts and on to the far horizons, the conference enjoys its share of the game's oddball characters

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A bear hunt takes place in Birmingham as Bryant and unbeaten Alabama try to cap the regular season by defeating rugged Auburn. Ray Kennedy covers the traditional fracas.

December 02, 1974 | Kent Hannon
If a poll were taken among the numerous major-college assistant coaches who have flown into Pensacola, Fla. in recent months to scout the wealth of junior-college basketball talent there, most of...

December 02, 1974 | Robert H. Boyle
Between the appearance of the Argentine Firecracker and a last-minute defeat of Yale, who would not excuse Harvard's lapse of Ivy decorum?

December 02, 1974 | Larry Keith

December 02, 1974 | Larry Keith
DEFENSE: End Jim Stock had eight solo tackles and rive assists as Notre Dame handed Air Force its first shutout since 1967. Three tackles accounted for 37 yards in losses, giving Stock a school...

December 02, 1974 | Joe Marshall
Edmonton's ace took the MOP, but Montreal won the famed Grey Cup

December 02, 1974 | Mark Mulvoy
On a surprising young Buffalo team that leads the NHL in points and pride, the no-names are contributing as much as the glamour group

December 02, 1974 | Russell Chatham
BILL SCHAADT IS A SIGN PAINTER, BUT HIS TRUE ART IS DISPLAYED ON THE RIVERS OF THE WEST, WHERE HE WIELDS A FLY ROD LIKE NO MAN ALIVE