18 Shades of Silky!
Just like Silky Sullivan, the winners of the Flamingo and Santa Anita Derby were come-from-way-behind runners

22 Doug Tames a Pink Pussycat
The colorful Doral Open was won by Doug Sanders under circumstances that were, so to speak, unmonstrous

24 Crystal and Steel on the Ice
Peggy Fleming, looking deceptively fragile, waltzed away with her second world figure-skating championship

28 Stallball—a Game to Sleep By
Once again some basketball coaches are playing hide-and-seek, and their rivals are refusing to seek

32 Evolution of a Golf Tycoon
How Arnold Palmer's business enterprise grew from endorsing catsup to multimillion-dollar deals

50 Dark's Outlook Is Bright
Manager Al Dark of the improving Kansas City Athletics bases his optimism on a clutch of kid pitchers

70 Mean Man Across a Microphone
Sportscaster Howard Cosell has a talent for making an interview with an athlete sound like an inquisition

The departments

12 Scorecard
58 People
60 Tennis
64 Track & Field
69 Horse Shows
87 For the Record
88 Basketball's Week
90 19th Hole

Credits on page 87

Cover photograph by John G. Zimmerman


Next week

Chicago's first title in National League hockey is imminent. As the Black Hawks race closer, Pete Axthelm observes them and illuminates the humans behind the headlines.

The world's best skiers come together in Franconia, N.H. and begin a series of three U.S. events to decide the new World Cup title. Dan Jenkins' report, plus color photographs.

A bunch of youngsters will meet in college basketball's national championship, and their extreme youth increases the likelihood of upset. So says Frank Deford in his analysis.