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January 05, 1976 | Volume 44, Issue 1

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Preston Pearson Cover - Sports Illustrated January 05, 1976

January 05, 1976 | Ron Reid
Having already enriched our lives in 1975 with six overtime games, two new franchises, George Blanda's 2,002nd point and George Allen's first Christmas at home, the NFL may now be ready to deliver...

January 05, 1976 | Mark Mulvoy
As Center Ray Mansfield saw it, the Pittsburgh Steelers won two football games Saturday afternoon. In the opener at frosty Three Rivers Stadium, the Steelers' defense defeated Super Bowl champion...

January 05, 1976 | Edwin Shrake
Glancing at the Los Angeles Rams as they limped around their practice field in Long Beach last week, one might have assumed the team had been involved in a bus crash or perhaps had received a bomb...

January 05, 1976 | Barry McDermott

January 05, 1976 | Sam Moses

January 05, 1976 | Mark Mulvoy

January 05, 1976
The football frenzy continues with the pro conference championships and the major college bowls. In the NFL, Dan Jenkins and Mark Mulvoy will look on as Dallas meets Los Angeles and Oakland...

Science and cetaceans get a boost from a college dropout who is not very interested in whales but knows they are a hit everywhere

January 05, 1976 | Kent Hannon
First-rate talent cannot overcome Eddie Johnson's identity problem

January 05, 1976 | Pat Putnam
EAST

January 05, 1976 | Anita Verschoth
The talent pool of U.S. speed skaters is tiny, but there is enough flash and dash to justify golden hopes once again at the Innsbruck Olympics

January 05, 1976 | J.D. Reed
Bobby Riggs, con man, and Bill Emmerton, distance runner, each did his thing. Result: poor Bill

January 05, 1976 | Sam Moses

January 05, 1976 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer
INDIGNATION AND REALITY

January 05, 1976 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer
•Peter Mahovlich, Montreal Canadien forward, told that teammate Yvan Cournoyer said he reminded him of Jean Beliveau: "That's quite a compliment. I didn't realize Yvan was that intelligent."

January 05, 1976 | J.D. Reed

January 05, 1976
PRO BASKETBALL—NBA: Buffalo suspended league scoring leader Bob McAdoo in the continuing dispute over his complaints of a sprained back. The center sat out the Braves' 101-92 defeat of Atlantic...

January 05, 1976
9—James Drake10, 11—Heinz Kluetmeier, James Drake12, 13—Neil Leifer (2), Heinz Kluetmeier14, 15—Neil Leifer20—Heinz Kluetmeier38—Art Shay40—Carl Iwasaki42—Co Rentmeester46, 47—George Long48,...

January 05, 1976
Lynn Jennings, a sophomore at Bromfield School in Harvard, Mass., won the state high school girls' cross-country championship and the New England AAU title. Lynn was second in the national AAU...

January 05, 1976 | Edited by Gay Flood
TO PICK A ROSESir:Your Dec. 22-29 issue has been topped by only one other, and that is the one covering the World Series (Nov. 3). Thanks for picking the most deserving Sportsman of the Year—Pete...

January 05, 1976 | Dan Jenkins
Engineering the only upset in a hectic playoff weekend, Roger Staubach threw a desperate 50-yard touchdown pass to Drew Pearson with 32 seconds remaining that lifted Dallas past Minnesota