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May 05, 1975 | Volume 42, Issue 18

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Jimmy Connors Cover - Sports Illustrated May 05, 1975

May 05, 1975 | Joe Jares

May 05, 1975
Even in spring a football game is the surest way to attract a crowd at the University of Oklahoma. More than 20,000 fans, hungry for a repeat of last year's AP national championship, came out...

May 05, 1975 | Mark Mulvoy
The goalposts, that is, which deflected many a shot as Chico Resch sparked the Islanders to an amazin' comeback

May 05, 1975 | Whitney Tower
Saturday is Derby Day, and the field gathering at Churchill Downs is blooming with fine young colts, any one of whom could burst through to win

May 05, 1975 | Ron Reid

May 05, 1975
Semifinals wholly tough begin in the NBA. Pat Putnam reports as the top regular-season teams, Boston and Washington, meet in the East, and Barry McDermott covers Chicago vs. Golden State in the West.

May 05, 1975 | Herman Weiskopf
gearing up for a gold rush

May 05, 1975 | Pat Jordan
It is impossible to shake a personal philosophy. It has a way of sticking, like the residue from candied dates, to everything one touches. One's method of obtaining success in a vocation will...

May 05, 1975 | Jonathan Yardley
Locker-room confessionals are all the rage these days. Athletes (with ghost-writers securely in tow) line up at every door along publishers' row, hopeful of peddling their "tell-it-like-it-is"...

May 05, 1975 | Coles Phinizy
Tiny cars are careening through twisty circuits at a dollar a lap in a fast new race-it-yourself game

May 05, 1975 | William Leggett
Nine years ago when the baseball Braves moved in from Milwaukee and promptly drew 1.5 million spectators, Atlanta was viewed as the hot new city for major league sports. The Braves were followed...

May 05, 1975 | Dan Jenkins
While Jack, Johnny and the boys were sampling La Costa's charms, Al Geiberger was bagging birdies

May 05, 1975 | Joy Williams
Having escaped the developer, a few of Georgia's barrier islands endure, wonderfully wild and wet

May 05, 1975 | Ron Reid
Especially for Tony Waldrop, who lost his shoe in the mile

May 05, 1975 | Robert H. Boyle
As a test of their mettle, terriers are scored on how fast they get at a pair of caged rats, and on the rumpus they raise going down the drain

May 05, 1975 | Edited by Sarah Pileggi

May 05, 1975 | Edited by Sarah Pileggi
•Ron Blomberg, designated hitter for the Yankees: "With Bobby Bonds in right field and three first basemen I might as well donate my gloves to charity."

May 05, 1975 | Joy Blount Jr.
And it's looking better every day as Fred Lynn, 23—line-drive belter, surehanded outfielder—auditions as Boston Red Sox savior, 1975 style

May 05, 1975 | Jim Kaplan

May 05, 1975 | Barry McDermott
The Pacers' young front line took them to a surprising playoff lead

May 05, 1975 | Herman Weiskopf

May 05, 1975
PRO BASKETBALL—NBA: Washington eliminated Buffalo in the seventh game of their series, the Bullets taking charge of both the offensive and defensive ends of the court to overwhelm the Braves...

May 05, 1975
18, 19—Neil Leifer20, 21—Tony Triolo, Jerry Cooke22—Eric Schweikardt40, 41—Jack Yokono59—Leviton-Atlanta60—Sheedy & Long64—map by William Bernstein68—Lane Stewart73—Herb Scharfman79—John D....

May 05, 1975
Kari Lewis, 10, of Scottsdale, Ariz., took the all-round title for the second straight year at the Girls' State Gymnastic Meet in Tempe, winning the balance beam competition, coming in third in...

May 05, 1975 | Edited by Gay Flood
JACK'S FIFTHSir:My golf cap is off to Dan Jenkins for a beautiful story on the Masters (You're All Right, Jack, April 21). He came up with a great angle and a strong ending, but about that movie...