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October 18, 1976 | Volume 45, Issue 16

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Chuck Foreman Cover - Sports Illustrated October 18, 1976

October 18, 1976 | Sam Toperoff
The surrounding neighborhood was nothing like the schoolyard: it was characterized by small, well-tended houses, tree-lined streets and an aura of modest success. The schoolyard of Public School...

October 18, 1976
BASEBALL—Cincinnati opened its National League best-of-five playoff series with the Phillies by winning 6-3 and 6-2 in Philadelphia. In the American League, New York split with Kansas City,...

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6—Anthony Donna17—drawing by Arnold Roth22, 23—James Drake (2), Walter Iooss Jr.26, 27—Heinz Kluetmeier30, 31—Heinz Kluetmeier32—Dick Raphael42-53—illustrations by Sandy Huffaker64, 67—Manny...

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RHONDO ROBINSONDORCHESTER, MASS.A 5'5", 138-pound halfback at Dorchester High, Robinson rushed for 401 yards on 24 carries and scored 26 points against East Boston High. His longest run was 76...

October 18, 1976 | Edited by Gay Flood
Sir:Your cover and story on the University of Maryland football program was fantastic (, Oct. 4). We finally made it! Write on.PAUL (BEAR) LIVESAYChevy Chase, Md.

October 18, 1976 | James B. Murphy
If one day a stranger asks you to play the Mating Game, before you sensuously narrow your eyes or widen them in shock, ask him if he has read The New Games Book (Dolphin/Doubleday, $4.95).

October 18, 1976 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer
STILL FAR APARTHEID

October 18, 1976 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer
•Bum Phillips, Houston Oiler coach, after a heated vocal exchange in which Ed Biles, his 5'6" defensive coordinator, almost came to blows with John Mecom Jr., wealthy owner of the New Orleans...

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The world champion Reds were steadfastly themselves through the opening two games of the National League playoffs, which is to say they were resolute, unflappable, supremely confident, flawless a...

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Until last Sunday night the conventional thinking was that the Yankees had everything they needed for their first American League pennant in 12 years: hitting, pitching, speed and a best-of-five...

October 18, 1976 | Robert F. Jones
Minnesota blitzed Chicago 17-0 in the first half, then the Bears routed the Vikings 19-3 in the second. It was the kick-spikers who won the showdown for the Vikes

October 18, 1976 | Sam Moses
James Hunt won at Watkins Glen to gain one more victory than Niki Lauda in the race for the world championship, but the defending titlist kept his slim lead in overall points with a dramatic...

October 18, 1976 | Peter Gammons

October 18, 1976
Bobby Orr is pirouetting on his surgical knees for the Chicago Black Hawks, not the Boston Bruins, and Dave (Hammer) Schultz is throwing punches for the Los Angeles Kings, not the Philadelphia...

October 18, 1976 | Peter Gammons

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Its good-by ABA, hello NBA as pro basketball gets set to begin its merger season. Curry Kirkpatrick considers the impact of teams like Denver and players like Julius Erving on the older league;...

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Bobby Hull and all his Swedish playmates make Winnipeg the best in the West, while Quebec's Frenchmen are the East's best.

October 18, 1976 | Edwin Shrake
TEXAS VS. OKLAHOMA PLUMB PUT EVERYONE TO SLEEP EXCEPT GROVER

October 18, 1976 | John A. Meyers
Senior Editor Mark Mulvoy was in a predicament as he began planning this week's special hockey package. The problem was of his own making. As our principal hockey writer since 1970, Mulvoy had...

October 18, 1976 | Herman Weiskopf

October 18, 1976 | Herman Weiskopf
DEFENSE: Jerry Robinson, a sophomore linebacker, made 14 unaided tackles, assisted on seven others and ran back an interception 78 yards for a touchdown to spark UCLA to an uphill 38-20 win over...

October 18, 1976 | Douglas S. Looney
UNHERALDED JADE PRINCE CAME DOWN FROM CANADA AND UNCORKED A RECORD MILE AT LEXINGTON. THE SEASON HAS BEEN THAT WAY, BUT NO ONE KNOWS WHY

October 18, 1976 | Dan Jenkins
IN THAT SECTION OF NEW YORK KNOWN AS NEW JERSEY, THE GIANTS CHRISTENED THEIR NEW STADIUM WITH WHAT HAS BECOME AN OLD CUSTOM, LOSING, WHILE IN QUEENS THE JETS ACTUALLY WON, MAKING THE TOWN'S RECORD 1-9

October 18, 1976 | Joe Jares
"FRIENDSHIP FIRST, COMPETITION SECOND" WAS THE CHINESE SLOGAN FOR A U.S. TOUR. THAT'S THE WAY IT WENT FOR THE HOME TEAMS—A VERY POOR SECOND

October 18, 1976 | Jule Campbell
THE STUFF THAT KEEPS GEESE WARM IS HIGH FASHION—AND GOOD SENSE

October 18, 1976 | Anita Verschoth
SUN UP AND SUN DOWN, THE 100-MILE CHAMPIONSHIP WALK WAS AGONIZING

October 18, 1976 | Richard W. Johnston
True exponents of karate and the other martial arts fear that students of quickie courses are fantasizing invincibility—but are headed for bruising nightmares