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May 16, 1977 | Volume 46, Issue 21

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Jean Cruget Cover - Sports Illustrated May 16, 1977

May 16, 1977 | Edited by Ron Reid

May 16, 1977 | Edited by Ron Reid
•Lloyd Free of the Philadelphia 76ers when asked whether he was nervous during a recent NBA playoff game: "I'm from New York. Other than riding those subways at night, do New Yorkers ever get...

May 16, 1977 | William Leggett

May 16, 1977 | Demmie Stathoplos
Now that Derby No. 103 has been run, and Seattle Slew has been cheered and draped with roses in the winner's ring, it is a good time to reflect on the fate of the first-and second-place Derby...

May 16, 1977 | Larry Keith

May 16, 1977 | Walter Bingham
The 1977 Dodgers are not the first Dodger team to get off to a blazing start. In fact, the fastest starters in baseball history were the '55 Brooklyn Dodgers, who made a mockery of the pennant...

May 16, 1977
What might have been in Montreal could well be an actuality in Jamaica, as a glittering field of athletes—including 800-meter rivals Alberto Juantorena and Mike Boit—gathers for the season's first...

May 16, 1977
Although it is listed as just another event on the 14-race United States Auto Club calendar, in effect the Indianapolis 500 is a season unto itself. Drivers and crews are at the Speedway for more...

May 16, 1977 | Sam Posey
The buildup begins the moment you know you've qualified for the race. I had tried to qualify in 1969, '70 and '71 and hadn't made it. The first year the officials told me I didn't have enough...

May 16, 1977 | John Cole

May 16, 1977 | Peter Gammons
Chicago is so short of cash that some players are wearing patched-up pants, but there may be profits ahead with new assets like Rightfielder Richie Zisk on hand

May 16, 1977 | Jim Kaplan

May 16, 1977 | Jim Kaplan
STEVE ROGERS: The Montreal righthander beat Los Angeles 6-2 and San Francisco 7-1, driving in two runs against the Giants with two singles. He has a 3-1 record, four complete games and a 1.34...

May 16, 1977 | Robert W. Creamer
One of the more pleasant things to happen in baseball in the last decade was the emergence of Roger Angell as an occasional but concerned chronicler of the game. He came to the duty late, well...

May 16, 1977 | Joe Marshall
Four of the first six selections in the NFL draft are clients of Mike Trope, who has made Ricky Bell a millionaire and now expects to do the same for Tony Dorsett

May 16, 1977 | John Papanek
To win, Houston had to slow Philadelphia's attack to a waltz, but it was the 76ers who set the beat at the Spectrum, disco-dancing off with two quick victories.

May 16, 1977 | J. D. Reed
Penn's coach figured out exactly how to beat mighty Harvard by a few inches

May 16, 1977 | Jerry Kirshenbaum
Gerry Cheevers had a terrible Saturday. His colt, Royal Ski, could not run in the Kentucky Derby, and his team, the Boston Bruins, was embarrassed by Montreal

May 16, 1977 | Donald Dale Jackson
Man used to look upon birds of prey as varmints. Now, with the very existence of some of these proud, beautiful creatures threatened, he is working hard, and with a glimmer of hope, to save them

May 16, 1977
PRO BASKETBALL—Los Angeles had an awesome 41-4 home record this season until running into red-hot Portland in the Western Conference finals. The Trail Blazers were fresh from a 4-2 victory over...

May 16, 1977
13—drawing by Arnold Roth18, 19—Dan Baliotti, Heinz Kluetmeier (insert)20, 21—Barton Silverman, Jerry Cooke23—Neil Leifer, Tony Triolo53—Tony Tomsic60—Tony Triolo64—Manny Millan73—Co...

May 16, 1977

May 16, 1977
YANKEE DOODLINGSir:What's so wrong if Reggie Jackson needs to be loved even though he gets a very high salary? Remember, man does not live by bread alone. If Jackson plays as well as he can, the...