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Dec 07, 1970

THE MAKING OF A QUARTERBACK 1970

Or: "Machiavelli couldn't have come up with a better game plan"

Feb 08, 1971

A big, bright vaarroom for a large, fast buck

New Yorkers rushed in where Hell's Angels would have jeered to tread as antiseptic indoor motorcycle racing played to an SRO audience in Manhattan. The best thing about it may have been the shrewd radio come-on

Jan 11, 1971

...and a partridge in a palm tree

A report from Cocoa, Fla. on the annual Audubon bird count

Nov 02, 1970

IN THEIR CUPS

Trophies, those shiny artifacts of sport, often have checkered histories. But be their past one of theft, fire, burial or deceit, the winners who receive them always glory...IN THEIR CUPS

Mar 08, 1971

Powerful glasses, sir, but are they good?

Binoculars are the sports fan's best friend, but in your eagerness to get something that brings you close to the action don't look for magnification alone when you buy a pair. Size, weight and clarity are just as important

Feb 01, 1971

A GRIM RUN TO FISCAL DAYLIGHT

After a decade of high living, college football faces a serious financial squeeze. Costs are still rising, but revenues approach a ceiling. For all but the richest teams austerity measures lie ahead

Apr 28, 1969

The Walking Conglomerate

Ruler of a vast economic empire, Charles Engelhard pleasures himself with Cokes, Kisses and operation of a multimillion-dollar stable that competes on three continents

Sep 30, 1968

One-half of a Jug horse beats one airplane

So it appears to Pilot Louis Mancuso, who made the swap that turned him into an owner of a classic colt, and to Billy Haughton, who drove Rum Customer and became a million-dollar winner for the third time in his career

Mar 16, 1970

A MAN OF ARTS AND LETTERS

The selection of his thoroughbred as Horse of the Year reflects Paul Mellor's eminence in the racing game, but its name—no accident—is a tribute to other passions that guarantee him lasting fame in sport

Feb 10, 1969

Gundy's victory was no fluke

Amateur JoAnne Carner may be the world's best woman golfer, as she demonstrated when she beat the pros in the $35,000 Burdine's Invitational

Jul 08, 1968

The Amazon is hack for a trotting title

Powerful Roquépine, defending her International crown, is the pride of 300 years of French breeding

Feb 16, 1970

A LITTLE MURDER SET TO MUSIC

Feminine and nicely elegant on the outside, cold steel on the inside, the finalists in the U.S. figure skating championships proved again there is more to those fluffy little girls than meets the approving eye

Jan 06, 1969

ONCE IT WAS ONLY SIS-BOOM-BAH!

But now vocal empathy is the kick as collegiate cheerleaders turn on everything from familiar neoclassic fight chants to libidinous exhortation, high-camp hip and unsanctified soul

May 25, 1970

A River Running out of Eden

The salmon has long lured millionaire sportsmen to Canada's Restigouche. They came first by houseboat 80 years ago and later built stately lodges. Today anglers instinctively return—but the fish are scarce

Feb 26, 1968

NEW ZEALAND'S EQUINE GOLD MINE

Kiwi harness horses are soon handicapped out of contention. These overage destroyers, sold to U.S. horsemen, have now won $3 million in purses here and more of them are on the way

Dec 09, 1968

TEA AND SHINERS IN GLASSBORO

Women field hockey players met in New Jersey to fight for places on the U.S. team and, while there was nothing ladylike in the way they blackened eyes and broke knuckles, they kept the amenities

Apr 13, 1970

GOLF, RUFFLES AND FLOURISHES

Palmer and Casper went to the White House, Trevino went to El Paso, Snead went to the dogs and Player went to the winner's circle as the $180,000 Greater Greensboro Open said a lot about the game today