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Pat Putnam

Pat Putnam

All Pat Putnam Stories

Feb. 02, 1976

SWEET SCIENCE, INDEED

Foreman started stylishly, jabbing Ron Lyle, but after he was down and nearly out he became the old banger.

June 02, 1975

The Warriors Were Bulletproof

Led by big gun Rick Barry and backed up by a host of able spear carriers, Golden State whipped Washington in four straight to win the NBA title

July 05, 1976

FLYING START TOWARD THE OLYMPICS

Led by Dave Roberts, who broke a vaulting pole and then the world record, a talented group of U.S. track and field athletes earned a two-week ...

Feb. 07, 1977

No heels in the Achilles

Union College didn't have a team, a schedule or even any ice when Coach Ned Harkness arrived, but now it battles the best on even terms in the Achilles Arena

Oct. 23, 1972

Old Bear: unbeaten and unhappy

Coach Bryant frets about defense, but Alabama keeps on winning

June 03, 1974

GOLD TO IVORY, ASHES FOR TONY

For sprinter Ivory Crockett, the unappreciated world-record holder, the California Relays brought victory and vindication, but celebrated miler ...

March 16, 1981

TIME TO CLEAN UP BOXING AGAIN

Two nickel-and-dime outfits, the WBC and the WBA, now run the fights—to their own aggrandizement and to the detriment of the sport. First of ...

May 08, 1972

THIS DRAKE WAS FOR THE DUCKS

Rain, wind and assorted ailments hampered U.S. Olympic hopefuls at Des Moines' Drake Relays, but nothing bothered the one key man who ...

Sept. 24, 1973

State proves East is not least

As any frustrated Nittany Lion knows, east is east and Penn State is a victim of its geography. And an awful lot of people are going to be ...

July 24, 1989

LEAN AND MEAN

Evander Holyfield sent a message to Mike Tyson with his KO of Adilson Rodrigues.

April 27, 1987

GAINING AT LAST ON THE TOP GUY

Greg Louganis, the actor, stood at the top of the tower and peered down at the waiting water 10 meters below. This was a role he was born to ...