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Booktalk

Tennis has changed some but a famous champion's advice about it is still valid

By William F. Talbert

Endless Playoff

THE CURSE OF THE ENDLESS PLAYOFF

It has long afflicted pro hockey and basketball. Now it has spread to baseball and the contagion is about to infect pro football. The writer, who is known for his firm opinions, says it's all wrong

By Tex Maule

Two-Horse Derby

IT MAY BE A TWO-HORSE DERBY

As Majestic Prince and Top Knight ran away from their rivals in California and Florida, the prospect of a virtual match race at Churchill Downs in May became likely. And it could be a corker, between powerful, well-bred chestnuts

By Whitney Tower

A SHARP KID FROM THE EQUINE ACADEMY

By M. R. Werner

Conigliaro

NOW PLAYING IN RIGHT FIELD....

A year and a half after the beaning that nearly cost him the vision in his left eye, Boston's Tony Conigliaro has his old job back, having overcome medical opinions and stiff competition from his brother

By Mark Mulvoy

Augusta 1969

A MANIA FOR THE MASTERS

The history of our most lustrous tournament is studded with memorable moments, and Bert Yancey (right), who has made a victory at Augusta his private mission, is determined to have his own. Whether he can match the ones shown on succeeding pages will be settled next week

By Mark Mulvoy

The Masters

A DOUBLE EAGLE STARTED THE FIREWORKS

Impossible successes and improbable failures have become a part of the Masters' tradition. Artist Francis Golden re-creates a few of the tournament's most famous triumphs and tragedies.

By Dan Jenkins

Red-Hot Blues

AN ICY LOVE-IN WITH THE RED-HOT BLUES

Proud old St. Louis has flipped over its hockey team. Pampered by the owners—who are real sweethearts—and flinging kisses in return, the Blues begin a run at the Stanley Cup

By Gary Ronberg

People

PEOPLE

Swimming

They sent the boys to do a man's work

Five Indiana freshmen, including a happy and record-breaking Mark Spitz, helped IU win the NCAAs

By William F. Reed Jr.

Wrestling

Whammo is the winning way

Iowa State won the championship while Jess, Jeff and John, a big trio, showed that heavyweights no longer shove their weight around

By Herman Weiskopf

Hockey

Montreal and the golden Ruel

Winning the East title, Coach Claude Ruel and the Canadiens did unto Boston in the season's biggest game what the team habitually does unto all

By Gary Ronberg

Torben Ulrich

THE NOT-SO-MELANCHOLY DANE

In the conformist world of tournament tennis, Torben Ulrich is a blithe spirit, a player of fair talent and delightful eccentricities to whom winning and losing mean nothing compared to the ballet of the stroke, the sweet symphony of ball meeting strings

By Mark Kram

For The Record

A roundup of the sports information of the week

FACES IN THE CROWD

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

Departments

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

By Garry Valk

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