Preview: Clay vs. Liston

14 In a first-person story, Clay takes an honest look at himself

16 From Liston's somber camp, an artist's revealing report

18 From Tex Maule, an evaluation of the fighters' weapons

22 The Price of a Pedigree
What does it get them? asks a mongrel mutt as he ponders his betters in pursuit of blue ribbons

24 Goren's New Bridge Formula
The mathematics of the game gives a big edge to the bold bidder. Second of five installments

34 The Mood of Indoor Track
In a portfolio of drawings. Artist Jerome Martin portrays the sport's color and bright, circus atmosphere

42 Five Midgets and a Wink at Nell
UCLA Coach Wooden has parlayed these ingredients into the only unbeaten major-college basketball team

52 All-out at Daytona
American Cobras and Italian Ferraris battled for nearly 13 hours in the longest U.S. auto race

56 The Columbia: Gem of a River
Its course is familiar in the U.S., but few have seen or appreciated its wild "dashings" through Canada

The departments

7 Scorecard
40 People
42 Basketball
46 Track & Field
52 Motor Sports
69 Basketball's Week
70 For the Record
71 19th Hole

Acknowledgments on page 70

Cover photograph by Richard Meek


Next week

Baseball's battle of the season in New York has nothing to do with pennant races. The Yankees are fighting for their lives against the growing popularity of Casey's Mets.

The Daytona 500 is the biggest show in stock car racing. Huston Horn reports on the event that shakes up the South and is a source of painful ulcers to the men of Detroit.

Frances Famed Poet, Jean Cocteau, was a man of many vocations, but the least known and strangest was his two-year role as the manager of a world-champion boxer.