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July 12, 1976 | Volume 45, Issue 2

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Randy Jones Cover - Sports Illustrated July 12, 1976

July 12, 1976 | Curry Kirkpatrick

July 12, 1976 | Curry Kirkpatrick
It was in a brief and sparkling moment during one of those lazy twilights at the All England Club that the full significance of Billie Jean King at Wimbledon came sharply into focus. The singles...

July 12, 1976
Heading to California, the riders are sore, and not just from their saddles

July 12, 1976 | Ron Fimrite

July 12, 1976 | Robert F. Jones

July 12, 1976
The creator of this photographic portfolio has undertaken a poet's task. By reshooting still photos and television pictures of baseball through sheets of textured acrylic and glass, he has...

July 12, 1976
The Olympic special leads off with a report by Frank Deford on the latest developments—political and sporting—in Montreal. Kenny Moore follows with a personal view of what the Games mean to a...

July 12, 1976 | William Leggett
Television is finally starting to come to grips with the tennis racket. A game that seems virtually invented for the medium—confined space, small cast of characters, no need for mammoth film...

July 12, 1976 | Jerry Green
Rookie righthander Mark (The Bird) Fidrych has sent the spirits of Tiger fans winging with his youthful eccentricities and a 9-1 record

July 12, 1976 | John A. Meyers
A challenging task for any writer is unraveling the cocoon of mythology that surrounds his sport, and this week in a profile of the Pittsburgh Steelers' Jack Lambert (page 24), Senior Writer Bob...

July 12, 1976 | Herman Weiskopf
NL WEST

July 12, 1976 | Herman Weiskopf
AL OLIVER: "The best string of hits I've ever had" is the way the Pittsburgh centerfielder described his 15-for-23 (.652) spree that drove across nine runs and raised his batting average to .366,...

July 12, 1976 | Mark Donovan
Australian Jan Stephenson, once a nobody, is now a tour celeb

July 12, 1976 | Herman Weiskopf
For the first time within memory, there's light at the end of the Olympic tunnel for the U.S. men

July 12, 1976 | Pat Putnam
Introducing the youngest of the Benitez boys and also the youngest champion in boxing history

July 12, 1976 | Jerry Kirshenbaum

July 12, 1976
4—Anthony Donna10—drawing by Arnold Roth24—John Iacono, Neil Leifer34—Neil Leifer39—Craig Porter-Detroit Free Press42—Ken Regan-Camera 551—Herb Scharfman

July 12, 1976
Lauri Adams, a senior at Helena (Mont.) High, set a state mile record of 5:06.2, knocking 6.7 seconds off the old mark. The state AA mile champion for the last three years, Lauri also was...

July 12, 1976
BOATING—Course records were broken at the Henley Royal Regatta on the Thames near London. The TRINITY COLLEGE (Hartford, Conn.) heavyweight eight lowered the Ladies Challenge Plate mark by six...

July 12, 1976
CHECKING CHARLIESir:They used to say "you can't tell the players without a scorecard." Now you need a sales receipt and a canceled check. Baseball's latest deal (Bowie Stops Charlie's Checks, June...

July 12, 1976 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer
A MATTER OF POLITICS

July 12, 1976 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer
•Vida Blue, Oakland A's pitcher embroiled in the Finley-Kuhn fiasco: "Maybe if Oakland and the Yankees meet in the playoffs, I'll just stay on the mound and pitch for both teams."