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1970s

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Downcast and covered in mud, Los Angeles Ram defensive end Jack Youngblood trudges the sidelines during a 1977 playoff loss to the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings had scored their second touchdown to secure the 14-7 NFC divisional victory. Youngblood, who two seasons later played in Super Bowl XIV with a broken leg, was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2001. (Michael Mally)
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John Wooden holds the NCAA basketball trophy for the fifth straight season after beating Villanova in 1971. UCLA player Sidney Wicks is at right. (Associated Press)
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UCLA coach John Wooden in 1975. (UCLA)
Prelude to Showtime
PRELUDE TO SHOWTIME
Laker Wilt Chamberlain slides a finger roll over Milwaukee Buck Kareem Abdul-Jabbar during a game in 1972. Abdul-Jabbar, who was known as Lew Alcindor when he played at UCLA from 1965-1969, would follow Chamberlain as Laker center after he returned to Los Angeles in 1975. (Larry Sharkey / LAT)
The Ingenue
The Ingenue:
Tracy Austin, at 14 years 28 days old, became the youngest tennis player to win a pro event, in 1977. (staff file photo / LAT)
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