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May 30, 1983

Holmes Really Had a Spoonful

Larry Holmes (left) is talking about hanging 'em up after unheralded Tim Witherspoon just missed taking away his WBC heavyweight championship

May 17, 1993

Lennox Lewis

Four months ago Lennox Lewis ascended to the heavyweight championship of the world, a feat no British fighter had accomplished in this ...

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.

July 06, 1970

NO! NOT JOHN SMITH!

The name has served as an alias for thousands, but last weekend a real John Smith checked in, the UCLA sophomore nipping Lee Evans in ...

Sept. 19, 1983

Good Night, Sweet Prince

After 15 glorious years, Alexis Arguello is hanging up his gloves because Aaron Pryor again KO'd his bid for a fourth title

Jan. 20, 1975

No slowdown in Detroit

The Pistons have the lead in the NBA's toughest division but they can't afford a recession with the Bulls, Kings and Bucks right behind

Oct. 27, 1975

EAST: Fried chicken again

As if Louisvillians weren't wrought up enough, they discovered recently that Dan Issel of their beloved Colonels had been force bussed over to ...

Oct. 27, 1975

WEST: Rocky Mountain high

The textbook case on How to Revitalize a Franchise evolved in Denver last season when the entire city contracted a serious epidemic of the ...

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

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

Feb. 23, 1970

McGrady's game, deck, deal

What could Martin McGrady do for an encore after nipping Lee Evans (above) and setting a world record in L.A.? Break it in Louisville

March 26, 1973

OH LORD, HE'S PERFECT

If God were to make the ultimate racehorse, It would be Secretariat, or so they say at the track. He is the world's most expensive animal, one ...

Sept. 15, 1975

'A real first-class professional sport'

This is what one promoter calls Foozball, a corruption of the German word Fussball, which in some circles means a coin-operated game. Don't laugh. The national championships were played in Denver. For $113,000

Oct. 12, 1970

Academic approach to the spectacular

The Air Force Academy has twice been obliged to de-emphasize its team, but its array of quick, smart players like Ernie Jennings (right) wins anyway

May 03, 1976

A FIRST FLING AT MONTREAL

Tuning up for the Olympics at the Penn, Drake and Mt. SAC Relays, U.S. hopefuls gave some nifty performances—including one shattering ...

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

Nov. 14, 1983

Flying high on the ground

Coach Chuck Knox's running game has Seattle's Seahawks taking wing

March 20, 1972

SHE NEVER PLAYED WITH DOLLS

On the other hand, 1971 Bowler of the Year Paula Sperber is something of a doll herself. With or without her 16-pound bowling ball, she ...