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May 09, 1977 | Volume 46, Issue 20

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Jerry Cheevers Cover - Sports Illustrated May 09, 1977

May 09, 1977 | Edited by Ron Reid

May 09, 1977 | Edited by Ron Reid
•Roger McCann, Eastern League basketball official pressed into service during the NBA officials' strike: "I told the NBA people I was only available on days ending in y."

May 09, 1977 | Peter Gammons
As the Stanley Cup raged on, Boston's Brad Park and the Montreal Three looked capable of filling Bobby Orr's big skates

May 09, 1977 | Walter Bingham
For the fourth time in 11 years a South American team spoiled America's Davis Cup hopes. Led by Guillermo Vilas, one of the biggest names in his country since Juan Perón, and supported by...

May 09, 1977 | Curry Kirkpatrick
Playoff neophytes Denver and Portland clashed in the NBA's most scenic series

May 09, 1977 | Joe Marshall
While the Olympians seemed to be suffering a post-Montreal letdown at the Drake Relays, a couple of unknowns took the opportunity to serve notice that the established stars better not stay down in...

May 09, 1977 | Anita Verschoth
As Philadelphia's pro teams were slugging it out in the NBA and NHL playoffs, 29,647 spectators took last Saturday off and went to Franklin Field to watch the finals of the 83rd Penn Relay...

May 09, 1977
A laugher is what the Dodgers are threatening to make out of the race in the NL West. Led by record-setting slugger Ron Cey, Los Angeles lost only three times in April and opened a big lead. Larry...

May 09, 1977 | William Leggett
Come Kentucky Derby Day, the chestnut colt may be thoroughly outclassed by Seattle Slew, but until then the owners of the Blue Grass victor can have high hopes

May 09, 1977 | William Leggett
Ruthie's Native (14 to 1) is pony-sized and brown. He had four victories early in the season but has not been the cat's meow since stepping on a nail.

May 09, 1977 | Douglas S. Looney
A horseman never commits suicide," says owner Nathan Perlmutter, "because there's always tomorrow." Yet the dominance of Seattle Slew over this year's 3-year-olds is testing the resolve of...

May 09, 1977 | Douglas S. Looney

May 09, 1977 | William Leggett
In recent years Norman Lear, a producer with the nerves of a high-stakes gambler, has given television some of its most original—and most successful—shows, including All in the Family, Mary...

May 09, 1977 | Larry Keith
An MVP at 23, Jeff Burroughs was in a bad slump, but a trade to Atlanta has been like a breath of fresh air

May 09, 1977 | Jim Kaplan

May 09, 1977 | Jim Kaplan
RON CEY: The Dodger third baseman had five homers and 12 runs batted in, bringing his RBI total to 29, a big-league record for April. Cey finished the month with a .425 average and nine home runs,...

May 09, 1977 | Barry McDermott
Of course, Billy Carter and Miz Lillian got into the act, but the real stars of last week's Georgia tennis extravaganza were the Soviets and the Phoenix Racquets

May 09, 1977 | John A. Meyers
Since the Stanley Cup playoffs began in early April, Staff Writer Peter Gammons has averaged a game a night. After one game last month he staked out a comfortable corner of the Cincinnati airport,...

May 09, 1977 | Ron Fimrite
Rick Barry insists they be sliced perfectly, and perfectly is how he thinks Golden State should play. It did its best, taking favored L.A. to seven games

May 09, 1977 | Herman Weiskopf
A hustler since he was 10, Mike Berlin had what it took to win the Firestone

May 09, 1977 | Robert Gantwell
Cecil Smith, now 73, was a Texas ranch hand when he discovered polo, the millionaires' sport. He invaded that alien world and, with brilliant horsemanship, became the game's best player

May 09, 1977 | J. D. Reed
When you tire of books written by superstar athletes with a penchant for complaining for 300 pages about salaries, the public, roommates and travel arrangements, then an afternoon with The Mature...

May 09, 1977
PRO BASKETBALL—For six games, Philadelphia was criticized for not playing any defense against Boston in their quarterfinal playoff battle. For example, Jo Jo White scored at will Friday night,...

May 09, 1977
6—Neil Leifer11—drawing by Arnold Roth16, 17—Co Rentmeester18, 19—Neil Leifer, Dick Raphael22—James Drake24, 25—Heinz Kluetmeier26—James Drake35—Tony Triolo36, 37—Tony Triolo (5), James Drake,...

May 09, 1977
TED ALLENDALLASAn 8-year-old center for the Dallas Mite Chiefs hockey team, Ted scored five goals (three unassisted) in 83 seconds as the Chiefs beat the Tulsa Sweathogs 8-1. Ted led the Chiefs to...

May 09, 1977
OUT OF THE PARKSir:In the photograph accompanying Rick Telander's article about Rich Buhrke, who collects baseballs hit out of Wrigley Field (At the Other End of the Rainbows, April 25), I see a...

May 09, 1977 | J. D. Reed
After producing such losers as cyclamates, the Edsel and brown cigarette paper, technology, that fickle handmaiden of science, has struck a vein of pure gold—or aluminum in this case. Someday, say...

May 09, 1977 | Robert W. Creamer
On the far side of Churchill Downs, beyond the backstretch and the barns and the chain link fence that guards the track from the world outside, lies Longfield Avenue. Those who drive to Churchill...