14 Heavy Thought and Agony
Italy won the world bridge championship in Buenos Aires, and the strain on the top teams was awful

Kentucky Derby Preview

18 Whitney Tower calls it the "year of the long shot"
23 Ray Cave describes a graybeard who, might win

26 Oh, Hector!
That or something like it was what the fans said when a long, high one was hit to left field

30 Rally Ho! in East Africa
Jungle wildlife adds to the hazards of the toughest and one of the longest motor races going

36 Gilt-edged Status Symbols
Borrowing from old traditions, sportsmen are finding a variety of badges of "belonging"

42 New Boss of The Bronx
Ralph Honk is a good politician—and needs to be to run the Yankees

59 A Business Proposition
The Pender-Basilio fight was long and bloody, and hard on Carmen. A report by Gilbert Rogin

64 Wild Wedding on a Small Island
James Ramsey Ullman leaves the mountains for a South Pacific isle and some memorable nuptials

The departments

9 Scorecard
13 Coming Events
49 Harness Racing
50 Baseball
52 Rowing
54 Food
56 Boating
59 Boxing
62 Track
75 Baseball's Week
76 For the Record
77 19th Hole
78 Pat on the Back

Acknowledgments on page 76

Cover painting by Daniel Schwartz


Next week

Five pages of color photographs by Mark Kauffman show a traditional sport in an unorthodox setting—an English-style fox hunt on the desert near Palm Springs, Calif.

Roy Terrell recounts the wildly improbable saga of Jimmy Winkfield, who won the Kentucky Derby twice (1901, "02) and hasn't seen one since. He will see this one Saturday.

A portrait by Alfred Wright of Gary Player, the handsome 25-year-old South African whose victory in this year's Masters shot him straight to the top of professional golf.