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Jack Olsen

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Apr 25, 1994

The Very Best Act in Town

When this SI Classic ran in 1963, Sandy Koufax was in his prime but wary about how long it would last

Mar 22, 1971

A HOME ON THE RANGE FOR EVERYONE

The battle goes on between those who would protect all animals and those who preach death to predators. If peace is to come, perhaps nature will have to be allowed to take its own course

Mar 08, 1971

The Poisoning of the West

Across the mountains and ranges, chemical death sown by both private and Government interests is reaping a shocking harvest of wildlife and even threatens man

Oct 02, 1972

HOW TO SUCCEED WHILE FLYING SCARED

Air racing terrified him, vowed Gunther Balz, the chap in the funny hat above who is also in the P-51 boring down on the competitor ahead of him. But somewhere up there over Reno Balz broke the fright barrier

Nov 09, 1970

THE ROSENBLOOM-ROBBIE BOWL

Baltimore trounced Miami 35-0 last Sunday but the main bout took place off the field where the two owners, the Colts' Carroll Rosenbloom and the Dolphins' Joe Robbie, continued to wage their unholy war

Apr 03, 1972

LAND OF WILD MEN AND TAME DEVILS

If you want to go where nobody goes, try Belize. Fish and game abound, and duendes might carry you off and teach you the guitar

Aug 24, 1970

Turn Left At the Porcupine

That's where the man said the fish were. Well, if not there, try way upstream. Or the Deer Lakes or the hatchery. Or Waterdog Lake. Will our dauntless angler ever unravel the secret of the elusive trout?

Mar 29, 1971

OH, BROTHER! A PAIR TO WATCH

For such an affectionate family, the Espositos seem headed for a rousing scrap come Stanley Cup time when Boston's Phil, a champion scorer, starts shooting at Chicago's Tony, a goalie supreme

Mar 15, 1971

A LITTLE BIT GOES A LONG WAY

Especially a little 1080 or cyanide. And although the coyote is a main target of the Government's poisoning programs, when the body count is made a lot of victims turn out to be noncombatants

Jan 22, 1973

Virtue is its own reward

And then some. Fans, we bring you Chris Schenkel, who has made himself a bundle—and stayed as sweet as he was

Dec 21, 1970

SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR: BOBBY ORR

Only 22, he set entire new standards of hockey excellence. While leading his team to a championship and emerging as an alltime star, he ushered a growing sport into the '70s with a flash of flying ice

Jun 19, 1972

BIGGEST CHEAPSKATE IN BIG D

Lamar Hunt of Dallas owns three ball clubs, 32 tennis pros, all kinds of little old oil wells—and one suit. As he has cheerfully said, "I do detest ostentation"

Sep 14, 1970

SHOE ON THE WAY TO 6033

Riding high and hard at Del Mar, Calif. last week, Bill Shoemaker booted home eight winners to equal one of sport's major marks—most victories by a jockey, a record held for years by Johnny Longden

Oct 18, 1971

BANNED IN BOSTON, KNIGHTED IN MONTREAL

In storybook fashion, Canadien Ken Dryden slew the Bruin beast and lived to slay another day. Here he tells of wondrous times

Jul 22, 1968

What They Think Now

Yesterday's stars, members of that elite group that made it to the top, can look at the life of the Negro athlete from a rare perspective—they have both height and hindsight. Here is what 10 of them are doing today, and some of the differing views they now hold

Jun 17, 1968

¡VENGÁMOS, GRINGOS!

'Come on down,' says Mexico, and for the first time since Los Angeles, 1932, Americans can drive to a summer Olympics. The route, as your correspondent discovered, is anything but a bore

Dec 18, 1967

THE DYNASTY LACOSTE

From father René, who could always beat Tilden, to daughter Catherine, who won the 1967 U.S. Women's Open in one of golf's most astonishing upsets, a remarkable family has brought championships home to France

Oct 23, 1967

OFF SEASON FOR IZARDS

Expecting to find a sporting bonanza, the author and his wife travel to tiny Andorra and learn that, while there is no hunting to speak of, the fishing is just awful

Sep 23, 1968

HEDONIST PROPHET OF THE SPARTAN GAME

Bill van Breda Kolff, who will be coaching Wilt Chamberlain this year, loves his beer and a good time, but he is a mighty serious fellow when it comes to pro basketball