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April 27, 1970 Table Of Contents

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Booktalk

Airplanes and Aqua-Lungs add sporting zest to the adventure of archaeology

By R. S. Hewlett

TV Talk

Suiting itself to the elegant setting, CBS did a stately job with the Masters

By Wilfrid Sheed

Yesterday

Best Fielder in the Crowd

Back when a lost ball meant the profit on three admissions, it took real skill to grab a foul hit into the grandstand

By Tom Edwards

Playoffs

THE KNICKS DRIVE IN HIGH

By himself, Lew Alcindor could not stop New York's surge into the final round in pursuit of its first NBA championship

By Frank Deford

FOR MEXICO (AND THE WORLD)

The world title was at stake when Ruben Olivares beat Chucho Castillo, but as far as the bantamweights and their compatriots were concerned the fight decided who was the best little man in Mexico

By Pat Putnam

MR. O AND THE SACK OF NEW YORK

Bobby Orr of the Bruins left the Rangers in ruins with Stanley Cup play so overwhelming that he resembled a one-man team

By Mark Mulvoy

TAKE ME OUT OF THE BALL GAME

Throwing garbage, waving signs and spilling onto the field, a new gang of rowdies gets into the sports act—while players and officials wonder whatever became of good old peanuts and Crackerjack

By Walter Bingham

Derby

PICK 'EM WITH A PIN—AND DON'T GIVE UP ON THE OFFICE POOL

The 96th Kentucky Derby shapes up as one of the most frenzied ever, as a huge field of equally matched and far from distinguished colts gets set to stampede for the roses

By Whitney Tower

People

PEOPLE

Baseball

Milwaukee is falling in love quietly this time

The wild enthusiasm that sustained the Braves in the 1950s is long gone, but the city that lost and regained big-league ball seems to have in 1970 a more mature affection for its newly arrived Brewers

By Peter Carry

THE WEEK

By Harold Peterson

Wrestling

Down with masked villains!

And up with true-blue professional collegiate wrestling! It was a great idea, but the people stayed away in droves in Allentown, Pa. last week

By Joe Jares

Nature

Bucking up the Pakistanis

Imported from Asia by Texans, black buck antelope have flourished here. Now 10 have gone back to help restore the Pakistani herd

By Virginia Kraft

Speed King

A Speed King Without A Kingdom

Craig Breedlove is the undisputed champion of a sport that has all but ceased to exist: pursuit of the absolute land-speed record. Down on his luck but far from despair, he is knocking on doors to raise the price of one more spectacular assault—beyond the sound barrier

By Jerry Kirshenbaum

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 J. Richard Munro

SCORECARD

Edited by Martin Kane

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