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December 20, 1976 | Volume 45, Issue 25

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Chris Evert Cover - Sports Illustrated December 20, 1976

December 20, 1976 | Edwin B. Kantar
You wake up Christmas morning to find that Santa has crammed your stocking with aces, kings and queens, enough high-card points to launch you on the way to a very happy new year, but will you have...

December 20, 1976

December 20, 1976 | Robert Cantwell
Coming down the stretch in the 1933 Kentucky Derby, Brokers Tip and Head Play were nose to nose, with Charley O four lengths back. From the middle of the stretch to the finish line, Jockeys Don...

December 20, 1976 | Edwin B. Kantar

December 20, 1976
PRO BASKETBALL—The New York Knicks found the groove last week and stayed in it, with a 105-95 defeat of the New York Nets. A day later they signed Bob McAdoo and Tom McMillen from Buffalo for a...

December 20, 1976
Ch. TAILWYNDE'S GENTLEMAN BARNEYNEW CONCORD, OHIOBarney, a 136-pound, 4-year-old bull mastiff, is a top-ranked dog in his breed for 1976, although shown only five months. Owned by Richard Watson...

December 20, 1976
4—Walter Iooss Jr.19—drawing by Arnold Roth32, 33—Heinz Kluetmeier, James Drake35—Heinz Kluetmeier36—James Drake43—Graham Finlayson44, 45—Jerry Cooke, Heinz Kluetmeier, Helmut Gritscher, John G....

December 20, 1976 | Edited by Gay Flood
SNOWY BATTLESir:Congratulations on Dan Jenkins' fine account of the Pittsburgh-Cincinnati battle (Smashing Through the Snow, Dec. 6). Walter Iooss Jr.'s photography was particularly impressive....

December 20, 1976 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer

December 20, 1976 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer
•Paul Westphal, Phoenix Sun guard: "I'll always remember Tom Heinsohn's pep talks when I was with the Celtics. One time there were 72 bleeps in it—and it was Christmas Day."

December 20, 1976 | Barry McDermott
With Adolph Rupp on center stage (inset) . Kentucky's undefeated Wildcats celebrated the dedication of a new arena in the old coach's name by overwhelming Kansas

December 20, 1976 | Peter Gammons
Dormant for a while, Philadelphia is flying high once again, thanks to Goalie Bernie Parent's sweep of the Bruins

December 20, 1976
If you 're the Steelers, you win two straight Super Bowls and, going for a record third straight, lose four of your first five games. Now, as the playoffs begin, Baltimore tries to stop...

December 20, 1976 | Ron Reid
The last time they faced each other, 11 weeks ago in Foxboro, New England ravaged Oakland 48-17—the only loss the Raiders suffered all season—and blocked Coach John Madden's defensive line into a...

December 20, 1976
"Last year, I don't think we were entirely comfortable about being in the playoff's," says Baltimore Coach Ted Marchibroda. "We probably were a little too young as a team, and I think the playoffs...

December 20, 1976 | Joe Marshall
In a win over the New York Giants earlier this year, Minnesota Cornerback Nate Allen caught a blocked punt and ran for a touchdown. In his excitement, though, Allen committed a cardinal sin for a...

December 20, 1976
Like Oakland, the Los Angeles Rams will be seeking revenge when they play at Dallas on Sunday. In last year's NFC championship game, the underdog Cowboys thrashed the Rams 37-7 right in the shadow...

December 20, 1976 | John A. Meyers
In mid-November Director of Photography Jerry Cooke sat at his desk in New York, pondering. For the cover of this week's issue he wanted to shoot an especially striking photograph of Sportswoman...

December 20, 1976 | Sarah Pileggi

December 20, 1976 | Bil Gilbert

December 20, 1976 | J.D. Reed
Children get to see things with a purity denied us jaded adults. Take the O.J. Simpson doll, for instance ($6.50, from Shindana Toys). Its full title will warm a kid's heart—"The Juice, O.J....

December 20, 1976
As has been suspected for some time, there is more to Pitt's Tony Dorsett than a fleet, powerful runner wearing jersey No. 33. Come game day, Dorsett, a mild-mannered communications major at a...

December 20, 1976 | John Underwood

December 20, 1976 | Kent Hannon

December 20, 1976 | William Leggett
Come February, sports fans may get the feeling that some of the TV programming they most enjoyed in 1976 is missing. The thing missing most, of course, will be the Winter Olympics, which were the...