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April 19, 1976 | Volume 44, Issue 16

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Ray Floyd Cover - Sports Illustrated April 19, 1976

April 19, 1976
PRO BASKETBALL—NBA: In the last week of regular-season play Philadelphia beat New Orleans 102-99 and clinched second place in the Atlantic Division (and the home-court advantage in its...

April 19, 1976
4—Buck Miller15—drawing by Arnold Roth19—Neil Leifer20, 21—James Drake, Neil Leifer, Tony Triolo22, 23—James Drake24, 25—Fred Kaplan-Black Star26, 27—Manny Millan, Eric Schweikardt28—Manny...

April 19, 1976
Johnny Jones, a senior at Lampasas (Texas) High long-jumped 24'¼", ran a 9.3 100 heat, a 47.0 440 heat, a 9.2 100 final, a 47.8 440 final just eight minutes later and a 45.8 mile relay anchor...

April 19, 1976
LAST YEAR'S MASTERSSir:Your article on Johnny Miller previewing the Masters (Johnny Came Lately, April 5) was outstanding. I am pleased you chose Miller, as opposed to Tom Weiskopf or Jack...

April 19, 1976 | Anita Verschoth
The notion of a man skiing down Mount Everest is absurd, but on May 6, 1970 one did, and we have proof of it in an 80-minute color documentary just released in the U.S. by Specialty Films. Last...

April 19, 1976 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer
THE AAU AT BAY

April 19, 1976 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer
•Joe Frazier, 53-year-old rookie manager of the New York Mets, asked before Opening Day if he was excited: "No, I'm not excited. It's no big deal. How the hell is a man my age going to get excited?"

April 19, 1976 | Dan Jenkins

April 19, 1976 | Sarah Pileggi
A small but significant piece of East Georgia real estate changed hands recently when the Augusta Country Club gave up a chunk of rough alongside its 11th fairway so that its celebrated next-door...

April 19, 1976 | Ron Fimrite
After years of poor attendance and a near move to Canada, San Francisco baseball is on the march again with two new owners

April 19, 1976 | Curry Kirkpatrick

April 19, 1976
PSSST. Before you mortgage the house to invest in Kentucky Derby favorite Honest Pleasure, be aware that he has a problem. He could be too fast for his own good. Ernest Havemann tells why.

April 19, 1976 | Ray Kennedy

April 19, 1976 | John A. Meyers
When Rick Telander was growing up in landlocked Peoria, Ill., he imagined the sea to be something delightfully mysterious. He first saw salt water during a family vacation in Panama City, Fla....

April 19, 1976 | Rick Telander
A plunge into a caldron of slowly stirred sea monsters—oozing eels, sharp-beaked turtles, nosy sharks—all eager for their next meal or morsel

April 19, 1976 | Phil Singerman

April 19, 1976 | Carlton Stowers
In Abilene, Texas, diversion is where you are fortunate enough to find it, and Clint Longley used to amuse himself and his friends by carrying a trash basketful of live rattlesnakes into Abilene...

April 19, 1976 | Jim Kaplan
Led by Pitcher Floyd Bannister, top-rated Arizona State took three straight against No. 2 Arizona

April 19, 1976 | Pat Putnam
Seeking Olympic acceptance, the short-coursers made the rounds

April 19, 1976 | Ron Reid
Even before the picks were made, the collegians were outshone by the signing of free-agent stars

April 19, 1976 | Robert Cantwell
Forty-six people who walked every one of the 2,023 miles have contributed their diaries and recollections to Hiking the Appalachian Trail (Rodale Press, Inc., Emmaus, Pennsylvania, $39.95). It is...

April 19, 1976 | Gil Drake
After wielding the pencil-thin rods for a year, an expert now favors them over fiber glass—but warns they are no cure-all for beginners

April 19, 1976 | Joe Jares
A record U.S. soccer crowd showed up in Seattle's new blood-and-guts arena for its first sporting event, and Pelé gave the folks a show

April 19, 1976 | Frank Deford

April 19, 1976 | Frank Deford
For two decades the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the most prominent organization in Sportianity, has depended on big-name athletes. Only now is it beginning to question the dubious...