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Sep 25, 1967

Finally Tennessee State didn't have a prayer

The Tigers call their quarterback, Eldridge Dickey, The Lord's Prayer, but after a long, painful night out West, Dickey was flat on his back and San Diego State was the best small-college team in the U.S.

Nov 04, 1968

Pappin pops 'em in for the Black Hawks

Ex-Maple Leaf Jimmy Pappin is swinging a hot stick for Chicago

Aug 25, 1969

THE BOTTOM PART OF THE LINEUP

The compleat utility man, Chico Ruiz of the Reds has special cushions, an electric fan, alligator shoes and other dugout comforts that help to make sitting a more bearable way to earn a pension

Apr 08, 1968

Rubies for a great big mouse

Raul Rojas, a tough, slugging featherweight, survived a ballooning right eye to lay claim to a flashy belt and a WBA-type world title

Mar 24, 1969

Some pros go back to college

Denver again won the NCAA championship as an extraordinary number of big-league scouts turned out to see the once-despised collegiate game

Dec 15, 1969

NEW YORK ON THE MOVE—AGAIN

Not yet surfeited in this remarkable sporting year, Fun City's fans are clamoring for a new champion in hockey, too—and have a dark horse contender in the surprising Rangers

Aug 21, 1967

A team so good it makes two

The U.S. had never produced a top water polo team. Then Art Lambert put the two best together, split them apart and had a pair of champions

Oct 14, 1968

IN YEAR 2 OF THE NEW ERA THE BOOM GOES ON

Hockey's expansion year was a bold success, and the new season promises to be even better—nowhere brighter than in Montreal

Jun 23, 1969

RIGHT-WAY CARRIGAN FLIES TO A RECORD

C-a-double r-i-g-a-n spells Carrigan, and remember it, for Casey vaulted 17'4¾" at Sacramento for a new high school high

May 04, 1970

TEA PARTY FOR BOBBY'S BRUINS

So peaceable were the Chicago Black Hawks in their Stanley Cup encounter with Master Orr and his men that Boston gobbled them up—and even the Bruins got gold stars, sort of, for good behavior

Mar 04, 1968

SKATING SCARED IN MONTREAL

The Canadiens have been on the hottest streak In NHL history, but they know they cannot be complacent. Any letup invites the certain wrath of a must-win coach and the hostility of Montreal's black-clad fans

Feb 24, 1969

A new Cadillac for Detroit

Frank Mahovlich rolls right along with Rolls-Royce Gordie Howe and Land Rover Alex Delvecchio to make up the best front line on the ice

Nov 17, 1969

Philly takes a flyer on a rookie with heart

Crowds are rising as spectacular young Bobby Clarke, a diabetic, inspirits the Flyers in a close West race behind the ruling Blues

Jul 15, 1968

UP AND DOWN BUT SELDOM OUT

They are still the A's, with the same owner and most of the same players. The resemblance ends there. This Oakland version of a once-dispirited team makes the kind of mistakes that may land it way up there

May 05, 1969

GRAND JEAN A MIGHTY MAN IS HE

When Montreal needed a goal in sudden-death overtime to win its ferocious struggle with the Boston Bruins in the East's Stanley Cup finals, who was Jeanny on the spot? 'Capitaine' Beliveau, of course

Mar 23, 1970

Tough loss for the jokebook

Young Coach Herb Magee and his boys whooped it up as they won and, hopefully, ended forever the hoary wheezes about Philadelphia Textile

Jan 22, 1968

A battling Yank crashes the big time

Undaunted by his U.S. birth, big Doug Roberts wins an NHL wing

Jan 06, 1969

Montreal less two goalies is still No. 1

In the town where you dare not lose, the Canadiens have stayed on top despite heavy attrition

Nov 03, 1969

Bobby says he wants to play the game

But last week the only Hull on the ice for troubled Chicago was Dennis, as Bobby shopped for beef

Jun 03, 1968

Mushky got the Tiger and Foster tamed him

Nobody in his division was willing to fight Bob Foster, let alone give him a shot at the light-heavyweight title, so he quit. Then a television show brought him back, and a new manager led him to the champion