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October 25, 1976 | Volume 45, Issue 17

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Dave Cowens Cover - Sports Illustrated October 25, 1976

October 25, 1976 | Susan Kamb
There is a curious marriage of hardware and art in New York's A-1 Yorkville locksmith shop at 249 East 77th Street. Bob Gray spends much of his time grinding keys for customers, but behind...

October 25, 1976
17—drawing by Arnold Roth22, 23—Walter Iooss Jr., Neil Leifer24, 25—James Drake, Herb Scharfman34-40—illustrations by Allan Mardon41—Lane Stewart42-50—copyright 1976 Universal Press Syndicate63,...

October 25, 1976
RHETT FERRARIPERRYOPOLIS, PA.Ferrari, 18, won U.S. harness racing's first National Junior (age 15-19) Driving Championship at Sportsman's Park in Chicago. Ferrari guided Snow Patch to a 2:02[3/5]...

October 25, 1976
AEROBATICS—LEO LOUDENSLAGER, flying a Stephens Akro, won his second consecutive U.S. Nationals title. Loudenslager, 32, defeated Henry Haigh by 462.1 points in the competition at Sherman, Texas.

October 25, 1976 | Edited by Gay Flood
A VOTE FOR THE MACHINESir:I have to congratulate Ron Fimrite on his article Two Big Red Machines (Oct. 11). He did an excellent job, giving us details on each team and on the players who performed...

October 25, 1976 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer
HAMMERS AND KNIVES

October 25, 1976 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer
•Al Hanlon, in charge of preparing football schedules for the University of Maryland: "I'll tell you how far in advance we schedule. We have two open dates left before 1990."

October 25, 1976 | Ron Fimrite

October 25, 1976 | Dan Jenkins
That's what Quarterback Roger Staubach kept asking as his usually sure-handed Dallas receivers kept dropping touchdown passes while the Cowboys were dropping their first game of the season to the...

October 25, 1976 | Mark Kram
After last month's tepid Ali-Norton title fight, two dependable punchers got back to the basics. George Foreman battered an immature white hope, Dino Dennis, and Roberto Duran savagely dispatched...

October 25, 1976
The verdict, finally, on who will be the 1976 world driving champion, as James Hunt gets his last chance to catch defender Niki Lauda in the first Formula One Grand Prix race ever held in Japan.

October 25, 1976 | John Underwood

October 25, 1976 | Curry Kirkpatrick

October 25, 1976
WHO REALLY IS SUPERIOR—THE ABA'S TOP CENTER, ARTIS GILMORE, NOW WITH THE BULLS, OR THE LAKERS' TOWERING KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR? ON THE FOLLOWING PAGES, ALLAN MARDON PAINTS FIVE OF THE SEASON'S...

October 25, 1976 | Dave DeBusschere
The ABA's last commissioner, who starred in the NBA himself, says his players have some qualities the older league's do not

October 25, 1976 | Curry Kirkpatrick
The Atlantic Division is the only division in pro anything to feature, simultaneously, two defending world champions. Interesting—an accident of history that won't happen again. Unhappily for the...

October 25, 1976 | Curry Kirkpatrick
The vision of Golden State blowing its shot at the title persists. One can still see Rick Barry standing around, hands on hips, pouting; Phil Smith slightly confused and shot-happy; Al Attles...

October 25, 1976 | Curry Kirkpatrick
I kind of expected they'd put us in there," says Denver Coach Larry Brown, making "in there" sound as if he meant some kind of medieval torture chamber. He refers to the Midwest Division, the...

October 25, 1976 | Curry Kirkpatrick
As the Dick Motta, Dick Motta show opens the fall season for the first time in Washington, can the pampered Bullets find happiness with a tough guy? If Cleveland is for real, will the Cavaliers...

October 25, 1976 | Jim Harrison

October 25, 1976 | Edwin Shrake
...AND SO CAN NO. 1-RANKED MICHIGAN, AS A LOT OF TEAMS HAVE FOUND OUT LATELY. BUT AT NORTHWESTERN THEY LIVED AND DIED WITH THE POINT SPREAD

October 25, 1976 | Ron Reid

October 25, 1976 | Ron Reid
OFFENSE: Iowa State Tailback Dexter Green, a 5'9", 174-pound sophomore, scored two touchdowns and rushed for 214 yards on 37 carries to spark the Cyclones to a 21-17 upset over unpredictable Missouri.

October 25, 1976 | Jeannette Bruce
George Dessinger of Mount Vernon, N.Y. is a professional musician who plays the flute, piccolo, saxophone, clarinet and bassoon. In between gigs and teaching, me, among others, he plays golf all...

October 25, 1976 | Joe Marshall
VICTORY IN EXPANSION BOWL I WENT TO THE SEAHAWKS AS THEY BLOCKED TAMPA BAYS FIELD-GOAL ATTEMPT IN THE CLOSING SECONDS AND ESCAPED, 13-10

October 25, 1976 | John Nielsen
ED YOST'S NEAR-MISS ATLANTIC CROSSING CAME TO AN END WHEN THE WINDS THAT BUOYED HIS SPIRITS AND HIS CHANCES FOR THREE DAYS TURNED ON HIM

October 25, 1976 | William Leggett
THE WORD WAS THAT THE COLT WAS DERBY STUFF AND HE SURE LOOKED IT

October 25, 1976 | Ray Kennedy

October 25, 1976 | George Gipe
Every so often a particularly powerful athlete manages to grab some publicity by wrestling a large and potentially dangerous animal. To date, however, there has been little clamor for the revival...