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December 09, 1974 | Volume 41, Issue 24

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Anthony Davis Cover - Sports Illustrated December 09, 1974

December 09, 1974
PRO BASKETBALL—NBA: Los Angeles' Pat Riley scored a career-high 38 points in a 127-122 victory over New Orleans. He was not even supposed to play because of his bad knee. Coach Bill Sharman said...

December 09, 1974
26, 27—Heinz Kluetmeier28, 29—Steve Wilkings38, 39—Al Satterwhite-Camera 540—James Drake66—Heinz Kluetmeier69—Tony Tomsic75—Neil Leifer79—John Iacono85—Tony Triolo94—Lane Stewart109—Sue Maynard...

December 09, 1974
Mike Hunter, of Vintage High in Napa, Calif., set an American Legion baseball tournament record by striking out 22 batters in pitching a no-hitter against the Utah state champions. In 86 innings...

December 09, 1974
Sir:Steve Wright's article about his two seasons with the Giants ( Nov. 25) was a true-to-life example of the behind-the-scenes operations described in Pete Gent's . For many years (10, to be...

December 09, 1974 | Mark Kram
First, there was the look of the sky, dark and surly by daylight, then an angry orange toward evening. By dawn, as sure as your feet would hit the icy bedroom floor, it would be there: snow. It...

December 09, 1974 | Edited by Andrew Crichton

December 09, 1974 | Edited by Andrew Crichton
•Chuck Foreman, Viking running back, on his reserved behavior after scoring: "I'm cool on the outside, but inside it's like a thousand little kids jumping up and down on Christmas morning."

December 09, 1974 | Pat Putnam

December 09, 1974 | Jane Gross
In Boston, Dave Cowens made his return last week, too—somewhat ahead of schedule and with the Celtics in less desperate shape than the Bucks. Minus their center since he broke a bone in his right...

December 09, 1974 | Edwin Shrake
On the brink of elimination from the playoffs, Dallas turned to its rookie quarterback, a dead shot with his six-guns, too

December 09, 1974 | Richard W. Johnston
Hawaiians take pride in the huge waves at Waimea, and it was fitting that they appeared for the world championships

December 09, 1974 | Joe Jares

December 09, 1974 | Kenny Moore

December 09, 1974
Wiffle, the wits called the World Football League, but waffle is what the WFL did as it struggled toward the World Bowl through a season of disasters. Joe Marshall reports.

December 09, 1974 | Richard W. Johnston
Memories swirl through the city and the old stadium where the Bears are fighting a holding action for their loyal fans, glorying in the heroic George Halas past and putting hope in a future that...

December 09, 1974 | William Leggett
If you are enough of a college football fan to have watched all the games ABC-TV ran through your living room last week, you are now probably dizzy, comatose or badly in need of medication to wash...

December 09, 1974 | Barry McDermott
Against Indiana, Tennessee Tech's Inman expresses how it feels to be

December 09, 1974 | Herman Weiskopf
MIDWEST

December 09, 1974 | Ray Kennedy
Losing the Alabama-Auburn game is bad enough, but the excruciating part is that you have to endure all those insults for a whole year

December 09, 1974 | Dan Levin
Don Brown wanted his dinners to be legal, so he started a campaign to propagate the sea-run trout

December 09, 1974 | Tex Maule
Five times a champion and still formidable at 36, Emile Griffith slips a rung against a young foe

December 09, 1974 | John A. Meyers
At 5:45 each Tuesday evening a messenger leaves a printing plant on Rhode Island Avenue N.E. in Washington, D.C. Approximately 15 minutes later he arrives at the East Wing entrance to 1600...

December 09, 1974 | Kenny Moore
Kenya's John Ngeno was ready for the hard pockmarked course that hurt other runners

December 09, 1974 | Pat Jordan
Nicaraguans believe they were thrown a changeup in St. Petersburg by the U.S. organizers and thereby deprived of the world amateur title

December 09, 1974 | Robert Cantwell
The author of Australia's rollicking ballad sold the rights to it for, well, a song, choosing instead to seek renown and riches on the Sydney turf. But he never found a wonder horse to match...

December 09, 1974 | Jonathan Yardley
It may have escaped your attention (it certainly had mine), but birds have become a hot item. That, at least, is one conclusion to be drawn from the sudden outpouring of sumptuous bird books. To...

December 09, 1974 | George A. Gipe
To the young men who inaugurated paper chasing in America, the sport must have seemed as delightfully wicked as streaking would to their counterparts a century later. Hot-eyed runners pounding...