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All Rex Lardner Stories

Jun 05, 1961

CHARLIE FINLEY AND BUGS BUNNY IN K.C.

With high-powered hustle and gimmicks like a mechanical rabbit, baseball's newest owner (left) hopes to charm reluctant Kansas City fans

Feb 07, 1966

A KNOCKOUT OF A CHAMPION

Funny thing about Steve Vehslage, squash player. Bump into him and he is likely to pass out, kerplunk. No one can figure out why, but it does not prevent Vehslage from being the best of the amateurs

Mar 05, 1962

If golfers can do it, so can bowlers

That is the opinion of busy Eddie Elias, who organized the four-year-old PBA

Mar 23, 1964

A doctor who makes agony and fun pay off

Dr. James Counsilman, Indiana's swimming brain, mixes horseplay and science to produce champions

Dec 17, 1962

A squeeze-stretch program for an improved game

The muscles used in the golf swing are subjected to some extremely vigorous activity. These quick, simple exercises can both strengthen and soothe them

May 10, 1965

The playing and the partying were loovly

Notre Dame's rugger boys, who didn't know a scrum-down from a loose-forward five years ago, scored with 15 seconds to go to win the Irish Challenge Cup, but plucky Toronto showed who was boss at the parties

Nov 27, 1961

HERKIMER TELLS HOW TO MAKE 'EM HOLLER

Cavorting and mugging, the world's top cheerleading authority (right) conducts clinics for pretty apprentices

Nov 25, 1963

THE UNIFORM CAN BE A DEATH TRAP

That is the startling conclusion of a team of experts after exhaustive research into heatstroke cases that took the lives of nine high school and college football players in the past five years

Sep 17, 1962

Rod rockets into orbit

Everything at the national singles championships was better this year, so it was no surprise when Rod Laver (below) became the second man in history to grab a Grand Slam

Nov 23, 1964

Wispy and worrying, but he wins

Detroit's Roger Crozier doesn't look like a goalie and he doesn't act like a goalie. The only thing he does is stop goals like a goalie

Oct 02, 1961

'THE CROWD IS YOUR ENEMY'

That's Andy Frain's warning about gate-crashers to his polite, blue-coated ushers who seat—and soothe—50 million people a year at top sports events

Sep 02, 1963

NEW DARLING OF THE GALLERIES

Anne Quast Welts won the Women's Amateur for the third time, but everyone fell in love with a chubby, gum-chewing kid from Spokane who giggled and galloped her way to the finals

Aug 13, 1962

THE WHOLE TOWN'S JUMPING

Parachute-happy Orange, Mass. is the scene of the sixth world championship beginning this week, and the U.S. men's and women's teams have been busy practicing leaps, loops and tricky landings. They have a good chance to beat the Russians and Czechs for the title

Aug 03, 1964

POINT OF FACT

A quiz on chess and chess players to test memories and add to the knowledge of students of the game

Jul 31, 1961

WHAT'S SO FUNNY WITH PANCHO?

A short-stemmed racket, for one thing. But it is only one aspect of the game tackled by Gonzales and his colleagues

May 27, 1963

The right way to row is to head for Tokyo

Paced by a couple of challengers from other nations, Americans were rowing against each other on a California creek and a Massachusetts lake, but their minds were on a finish line that lies across the Pacific

Apr 02, 1962

THE GREAT KHANS ARE THE KINGS OF SQUASH

Azam Khan and his nephew Mohibullah (below left and right) are only two members of a vast dynasty of champions

Apr 06, 1964

The Squabbler of the Squash Courts

Vic Niederhoffer brought a touch of Brooklyn rowdiness to Harvard and a traditionally genteel game

Apr 01, 1963

Four wild days and nights at Yale

Records were broken with awesome regularity during the AAU championships, a frothy battle from which Indiana's taut-trained swimmers emerged with a national title they have long wanted and deserved