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May 31, 1976 | Volume 44, Issue 22

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Carlton Fisk Cover - Sports Illustrated May 31, 1976

May 31, 1976
BASKETBALL—NBA: Boston defeated Cleveland 94-87 to take their semifinal series four games to two and set up a best-of-seven championship playoff against the Phoenix Suns. In Game 1 on Sunday the...

May 31, 1976
Mike Uyeda, a junior at Hillcrest High in Dallas, who has been sailing for just three years, won two races and came in second in another to take the National Butterfly Single-handed championship'...

May 31, 1976
15—drawing by Arnold Roth18, 19—Neil Leifer20, 21—Neil Leifer, Jerry Cooke22, 23—Walter Iooss Jr., Manny Millan24, 25—Manny Millan, Heinz Kluetmeier71—James Drake76—Tony Triolo, Jerry Cooke80—Eric...

May 31, 1976 | Edited by Gay Flood
DR. JSir:Pat Putnam and John Papanek did an excellent job in their articles on the ABA championship and the game's most exciting—and greatest—player: Julius Erving (The Doctor Opens Up His...

May 31, 1976 | Martha Smilgis
Stay Hungry is a thoroughly Southern movie that, for a change, is not about race or politics. Jeff Bridges (Hearts of the West, The Last Picture Show) deftly portrays Craig Blake, scion of a...

May 31, 1976 | J. D. Reed
As the baseball season opened, and the basketball and hockey seasons closed, and the Olympics geared up and golf prepared to go north, a scene was played out in a hundred places around the...

May 31, 1976 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer

May 31, 1976 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer
•Warren Spahn, after two months in Japan as a pitching coach: "They're a long way behind American baseball in a lot of ways, but in other ways—well, a high school kid signed for $200,000 while I...

May 31, 1976 | Larry Keith

May 31, 1976 | Pat Putnam
Having lingered too long in the company of Harvey Glance, Houston McTear and other 100-meter men, Steve Williams excused himself and won breezing

May 31, 1976 | Sarah Pileggi
When it was all over in Eugene, Ore. last Saturday and the three-man U.S. Olympic marathon team for Montreal had been decided, Frank Shorter, the winner, said he had never had an easier race; Bill...

May 31, 1976 | Pat Putnam

May 31, 1976
Tony Hulman commands, "Gentlemen, start your engines," and the 60th running of the Indianapolis 500 is under way. Sam Moses is on hand to see who gets the victor's quart of milk.

May 31, 1976 | Mark Kram

May 31, 1976 | Bruce Newman
There was trouble right there in Anna, Ill. when Charlie Sullivan showed up with his complicated contraption. He lost some friends in winning the state duck-calling contest, but he had plenty to...

May 31, 1976 | Robert Cantwell
Early photographers in the American West stalked their landscapes like hunters going after big game. They planted their cameras on a shelf on a cliff or in a wooded valley looking up at a...

May 31, 1976 | Daphne Hurford
After years of pain, Jim Lonborg of the Phillies is well and winning

May 31, 1976 | Herman Weiskopf

May 31, 1976 | Herman Weiskopf
BURT HOOTON: By blanking the Pirates 6-0 on three singles and a double and by stopping the Astros 2-1 on six singles, the righthander chalked up his third and fourth consecutive wins as the...

May 31, 1976 | William Leggett
The only filly ever to beat Optimistic Gal was Dearly Precious and she did it again in the Acorn Stakes (above) when a jockey turned up missing

May 31, 1976 | Dan Levin
Coach Harry Parker's powerhouse crew is a successor to '75's gods

May 31, 1976 | Edwin Shrake
Bobby Hull strikes the first blow as he resumes his rivalry with President Howe in Winnipeg's battle with Houston for the WHA championship

May 31, 1976 | William Hjortsberg

May 31, 1976 | Bud Greenspan
Benny Leonard walked briskly past me as I greeted him in the lobby of New York's St. Nicholas Arena. He sort of mumbled, "Hi ya, kid," making it clear that he did not want to continue the...