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March 14, 1977 | Volume 46, Issue 12

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Tommy Lasorda Cover - Sports Illustrated March 14, 1977

March 14, 1977 | William Oscar Johnson

March 14, 1977 | Douglas S. Looney
Some may think that a 54-year-old grandmother who takes up offshore racing is being absurd, but after a single season Betty Cook leads the men a merry chase

March 14, 1977 | Pat Putnam
He will not be two years old until Saint Patrick's Day, but a red brindle named Downing was too much dog in the final of the World Greyhound Classic at Hollywood, Fla.—flying first out of the box...

March 14, 1977 | Barry McDermott
When those flying young men slam the ball, the rim quivers, the backboard vibrates and fans go wild

March 14, 1977
Round one of the NCAA basketball tournament pares the 32 teams to 16. Barry McDermott reports on the upsets that inevitably occur and predicts which of the survivors have the best chance to reach...

March 14, 1977 | Sam Moses
Protected only by leather and fiber glass, riders in the Daytona 200 are ready to challenge each other elbow to elbow at speeds of 180 mph. They are the stars of Motorcycle Speedweek, and...

March 14, 1977 | Larry Keith

March 14, 1977 | Jack Meyers
"I used to be a giraffe, now I'm an antelope," commented artist Saul Lambert rather enigmatically during a discussion of turning points in one's life. "Or better still, a hind. Now there's a word...

March 14, 1977 | Jim Kaplan
Tom Lasorda is only one of six new National League managers. Below are scouting reports on the others:

March 14, 1977 | Kent Hannon
San Francisco won 29 in a row, then Notre Dame wrote its own kind of 30

March 14, 1977 | Herman Weiskopf

March 14, 1977 | Peter Gammons
If too many of the WHA's kid stars bolt to the NHL, the league may not survive

March 14, 1977 | Bill Pearsall
Reversing the practice of stripping sunken ships, salvors of the "Evangelista" in the Bahamas restored the frigate's cannon for the pleasure of sightseeing divers

March 14, 1977 | John Papanek
In a very good crop of NBA rookies, Buffalo's Dantley may just be the best

March 14, 1977 | John Papanek
JOHN LUCAS, GUARD, HOUSTONWhy would a team use the No. 1 pick in the whole NBA draft for a part-time tennis player when it already owns a midget baton twirler? "There was never a question in my...

March 14, 1977 | J. D. Reed
When Leningrad Zenit came to Tampa, the Rowdies improved foreign relations

March 14, 1977 | Edited by Sarah Pileggi

March 14, 1977 | Edited by Sarah Pileggi
•Gary Player, golfer and rancher: "I have six kids and 100 quarter horses to feed, and I'm not sure which group eats the most."

March 14, 1977 | Bil Gilbert

March 14, 1977
4—drawing by John Huehnergarth7—drawing by Arnold Roth12, 13—Jerry Cooke, inserts by Heinz Kluetmeier and Jerry Cooke15—Jerry Cooke16, 17—John G. Zimmerman18, 19—Tony Triolo31-35—Burk Uzzle—Magnum...

March 14, 1977
BETTY LACEYPOPLAR RIDGE, N.Y.The girls' field hockey coach at Auburn (N.Y.) High, Lacey led the Maroons to an unprecedented fourth straight Section III title. Her teams have won 51 straight, and...

March 14, 1977
PRO BASKETBALL—Hard on the heels of Commissioner Larry O'Brien's warning to coaches and players that there has been too much violence in the game. Golden State's Rick Barry and Boston's Sidney...

March 14, 1977 | Edited by Gay Flood
SPUTTERING ENGINESir:If the Detroit Pistons (Moaning and Winning in Motown, Feb. 28) are typical of players in the NBA, the sport is in sad shape. You quote Marvin Barnes as saying, "I got to get...

March 14, 1977 | Joe Jares
As is well known, the game of golf is frustrating—putts won't drop, drives won't stay in the fairway. As is equally well known, there is nothing more frustrating than having an airline lose your...

March 14, 1977 | George Gipe
"Just after 12 o'clock tonight, when Monday is five minutes old," said the New York Sun of Oct. 7, 1888, "three strokes will be hit upon a gong and twelve brawny men will start to row around the...