20 A Sentimental Derby
Color photographs of the principal contenders, plus Whitney Tower's analysis of their chances

26 Record-slinging in the Rain
Not foul weather nor uphill courses can shake Randy Matson when he steps into a shotput or discus circle

28 The Playoff Was Child's Play
The Celtics ran away from a crippled Los Angeles squad and won their seventh straight NBA title

30 A New Comic Look in New York
The Yankees got off to a bad start, but who's worrying? This once austere ball club is now geared to fun

42 Bugs on Prescott Hill
In the spring of each year at their English shrine the incomparable Bugattis roar again

68 A Race in King-size Dinghies
College sailors from all over the country stage a lively regatta in identical 44-foot yawls

76 The Fish and Times of Dr. Axelrod
This genius from Jersey thinks most people are bores. Tropical fish, however, are worth time—and money

The departments

12 Scorecard
56 People
58 Shooting
60 Motor Sports
62 Golf
68 Boating
71 Bridge
72 Horse Shows
93 Baseball's Week
94 For the Record
95 19th Hole

Credits on page 94

Cover photograph by Neil Leifer


Next week

Unbalanced pitchers are not unusual in the major leagues. Spectacular color photographs show what you miss if you keep looking at the ball after the pitcher has let go of it.

The tennis is lovely on the Caribbean tour, where the players spend more time sunning and going to parties than they do on the court. Frank Deford takes an envious look.

L.B.J. Country—Hill Country to most Texans—is a lonely yet magnetic land. Edwin Shrake writes of it and its people, recounting its past, looking at its present and future.