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Apr 15, 1968

THE END WAS A RINGING SEVEN

With $25,000 waiting for him in bowling's richest tournament, Dave Davis came down to the 10th frame of the last game against Koko Johnson and all that was left was the seven-pin. He never saw it fall

Mar 03, 1969

Some sweet theft at Daytona

A perennial runner-up in big-time stock-car racing, Lee Roy Yarbrough stole past the leader in the richest 500-mile race with just vroom to go

Oct 16, 1967

'PLEASE DON'T DIE NOW, BABY'

That was the riders' plea as nearly 200 motorcycle racers pursued one of the nation's toughest sports championships up the steeps, down the hairy slopes and through the mire around Jamestown, N.Y.

Jul 14, 1969

Another redheaded league

Only Rod Laver and Don Budge have pulled off Grand Slams. Now, after his fourth Wimbledon title, Laver hopes to Slam again

Apr 01, 1968

THE BIRDS, THE BEES AND THE PORSCHES

At Sebring two girl drivers annoyed some Ford men, who buzzed at the resolute little German cars but ultimately lost out

Nov 18, 1968

Reaching for the Davis Cup

By beating India this week, the U.S. has qualified to play Australia, which may use youngsters John Alexander (above) and Phillip Dent

Sep 25, 1967

New skin for a familiar tiger of the road

As the Corvette sports car turns 16, it loses the Sting Ray name and gains a racy look for 1968

Aug 12, 1968

THE LONER LEADS THE CHARGE

Lee Roy Yarbrough is 'real mean out on the track,' hard-nosed and a self-styled ex-delinquent, but he proved in the Dixie 500 that a bog-hole driver from Florida can beat the red-clay boys at their own game

Jun 30, 1969

Another great Scot races in

The late Jim Clark's 1963 record of seven Grand Prix victories is being challenged by his countryman, Jackie Stewart, who won handily in Holland

Feb 26, 1968

Curtis Lives!

The driver of the stock car crashing here is legendary Curtis Turner, racer, party thrower, 'shine hauler, flyer extraordinary. Unhurt, he resumed an implausible life

Oct 28, 1968

The remarkably unremarkable Bruce McLaren

Charisma he hasn't got, but in the rich arena of Can-Am sports-car racing New Zealand's Mr. Modest has become a powerful, affluent Mr. Big

Aug 21, 1967

Old and new pool their talent

Yale man Don Schollander (left) has mellowed, but not so much that he can't respond to the challenge of brilliant newcomer Mark Spitz

Jul 15, 1968

A WIDE-OPEN SMASH

Despite horrid weather that lessened the crowds, the first Wimbledon allowing professionals and amateurs to play each other was a success and proved that while two pros are the champs, all pros are not

Jun 09, 1969

LA DOLCE INDY

The 500 was a scene of triumph Italian style as Mario Andretti won at a record speed in a car he had sold to flamboyant Andy Granatelli—and thus removed the notorious hex that had plagued both men at Indianapolis

Dec 04, 1967

Too fast for the three fastest

A trio of records on land, sea and air failed to intimidate the speedy outboard racers on Lake Havasu

Apr 29, 1968

IT'S VUKOVICH AGAINST BETTENHAUSEN —AGAIN

The sons of two of the most famous Indianapolis drivers are racing toward the Speedway, where their fathers died, to test themselves against the memories of yesterday and the realities of now