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May 24, 1976 | Volume 44, Issue 21

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Larry Robinson Cover - Sports Illustrated May 24, 1976

May 24, 1976 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer
WHISTLE BATTLE ROYAL

May 24, 1976 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer
•Elvin Hayes, 6'10" Washington Bullets forward, asked in a hotel lobby if he was a basketball player: "No, I clean giraffe ears."

May 24, 1976 | Sam Moses
As others took last-minute gambles, Johnny Rutherford stayed with what had worked in practice and scooped up the pole position for the Indianapolis 500

May 24, 1976 | J. D. Reed
Kate Smith did her musical darndest, but to no avail as Montreal swept Philadelphia and carried the Stanley Cup back to Canada

May 24, 1976 | William Leggett
With his utterly unexpected victory in the Preakness, Elocutionist made it clear that he deserves more notice

May 24, 1976 | Curry Kirkpatrick
The mighty Warriors are gone, knocked out of the NBA playoffs by Phoenix, which ended Golden State's one-year dynasty

May 24, 1976 | Barry McDermott
Old seems to fit the Boston Celtics. Old dynasties, old heroes. Paul Revere at the scorer's table yelling, "One if by land, two if by Havlicek." And last Sunday they looked like the same old...

May 24, 1976
The champion Red Sox are on the defensive in their division, where the speedy Yankees have raced into the lead. Larry Keith covers as the pennant winners and the new contenders meet.

May 24, 1976 | Ray Kennedy

May 24, 1976 | Stanley Meltzoff

May 24, 1976 | William Leggett
"John Beradino always wanted to be an actor," says Bill Veeck. "I remember when he played for me on the 1948 Indians and we won the World Series over the Braves. The team was returning from Boston...

May 24, 1976 | Jim Kaplan
Once controversial big-leaguers, now Denny McLain (below) and Bill Valentine are abloom in the bushes

May 24, 1976 | Herman Weiskopf
NL WEST

May 24, 1976 | Herman Weiskopf
GEORGE BRETT: The Kansas City third baseman, who set a major league record by getting three hits in six consecutive games, scored eight runs, drove in five and rapped out 17 hits in 29 appearances...

May 24, 1976 | Donald Dale Jackson

May 24, 1976 | John A. Meyers
If you had told J.D. Reed a couple of years ago that he would spend most of the spring of 1976 covering the Stanley Cup playoffs for SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, he would have been startled, to say the...

May 24, 1976 | Anita Verschoth
And on the uneven bars, the horse and in floor exercises, our newly selected women's team may surprise a lot of people at the Olympics

May 24, 1976
Seattle's fledgling NFL team sold 59,000 season tickets before it had a coach, players or seats

May 24, 1976 | Frank Deford

May 24, 1976 | Ernest Havemann
Dick Francis, the English steeplechase jockey turned writer of suspense novels, has had a problem with his literary career. Since his settings are nearly always the racing world, his natural...

May 24, 1976
BASKETBALL—NBA: The Phoenix Suns ousted the defending champion Golden State Warriors from the playoffs with a stunning 94-86 victory in the seventh game of their Western semifinals. Gar Heard and...

May 24, 1976
6—Manny Millan13—drawing by Arnold Roth18, 19—Heinz Kluetmeier, Lane Stewart20, 21—Lane Stewart (2), Heinz Kluetmeier22—Manny Millan24, 25—Jerry Cooke26—Hank deLespinasse28—John D. Hanlon47—George...

May 24, 1976
Bruce Kimball, 12, became the youngest male ever to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Diving Trials when he finished ninth at the National AAU Senior Men's 10-meter competition in Cleveland. His sister...

May 24, 1976 | Edited by Gay Flood
Sir:Yours is the first objective, levelheaded account of the Muhammad Ali-Jimmy Young fight I have read (, May 10). While Ali did nothing to enhance his reputation, Young did not at any time take...