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April 04, 1977 | Volume 46, Issue 15

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Butch Lee Cover - Sports Illustrated April 04, 1977

April 04, 1977 | Bruce Newman
Most of us have picked up a rather romantic notion of oldtime village smithies, particularly the business about sinewy hands and muscles as strong as iron bands. There is a Goya painting called...

April 04, 1977 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer
THE SAME OLD STORY

April 04, 1977 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer
•Don Sutton, veteran Dodgers pitcher: "It's amazing how fast you grow old in this game. At first you're the rookie righthander; next season you're that promising righthander; then suddenly you're...

April 04, 1977 | Barry McDermott
Coaching his final game after 13 years at Marquette, Al McGuire was given a royal sendoff—a victory over North Carolina and with it the NCAA championship

April 04, 1977 | Joe Jares
Despite an uncharacteristic start in the title match, the golden girl of tennis reemphasized her overwhelming supremacy by overcoming Sue Barker of Devonshire and taking home the Virginia Slims...

April 04, 1977 | Jerry Kirshenbaum
USC's Joe Bottom broke two venerable swimming records at the NCAA championships as his share of a spree in which marks were set in every event

April 04, 1977 | Kenny Moore

April 04, 1977
Baseball 1977 opens the era of free agents, and an analysis of the season ahead tells how the new rich figure to help—or hinder—their new clubs. But the game is not populated solely by fat cats,...

April 04, 1977 | William Leggett

April 04, 1977 | Dan Jenkins

April 04, 1977 | Dan Jenkins
TEE TO GREEN: "They use the corners of greens to tease you, putting the pins there. You must learn there are many holes where you do not want to shoot for the flag, no matter where they put...

April 04, 1977 | Dan Levin

April 04, 1977 | Sarah Pileggi
Northern California's extended drought could produce one big unplayable lie

April 04, 1977 | Bil Gilbert
Though some big new schools—and big new foreigners—were at the women's tourney, little old Delta State, with Ms. Inside and Ms. Outside, retained the title

April 04, 1977 | John A. Meyers
You might see her strolling the back nine at Pebble Beach with Linda (Mrs. Tom) Watson; or applauding a birdie at Firestone with Polly (Mrs. Ben) Crenshaw; or pausing for a sandwich at Muirfield...

April 04, 1977 | Peter Gammons
The joint jumped when fanatical, beanied Badger-niks replaced funereal Red Wing followers in the Detroit Olympia—and Wisconsin won two thrillers in overtime

April 04, 1977 | John Papanek
The Bulls are making a late charge to the playoffs and Chicago's in an uproar

April 04, 1977 | Ron Fimrite

April 04, 1977 | Jack Cavanaugh
On Monday, Aug. 18, 1941, the St. Louis Cardinals were a half game back of the Brooklyn Dodgers in the battle for the National League pennant. The Cardinals, riddled with injuries throughout the...

April 04, 1977
COLLEGE BASKETBALL—DELTA STATE won its third straight AIAW championship, defeating Louisiana State 68-55 in Minneapolis (page 59).

April 04, 1977
LYNETTE WOODWARDWICHITA, KANS.Lynette, 17, sank a 12-foot jump shot with four seconds remaining to lead Wichita North past previously unbeaten Hutchinson 54-53 in the finals of the state 5-A...

April 04, 1977
6—Tony Tomsic15—drawing by Arnold Roth28-30—Marvin E. Newman37—Jerry Cooke38, 39—Barton Silverman40—Tony Triolo, John Iacono, Graham Finlayson, Lane Stewart46, 47—Stephen Green-Armytage54—George...

April 04, 1977
Sir:I totally agree with Curry Kirkpatrick about the 76ers (, March 21). I hope players and management read this article. Maybe then they can figure out what's gone wrong.FRED PALERMOPhiladelphia