16 Right on the Money
That is exactly where Jimmy Ellis is after beating Jerry Quarry with a strong right hand for the WBA title
20 The First Open Makes Its Mark
As expected, pros dominated the tennis at Bournemouth, but a British amateur, Mark Cox, became the hero
22 It's a Mann's World
With two consecutive victories, 6'3" Carol Mann is currently the best player on the women's pro tour
Kentucky Derby Preview
May 5, 1968
24 Whitney Tower analyzes the surprisingly small field
26 For some, the biggest day of the year
32 Lights in the Met Cellar
New York's lovable losers have added something new—a hard core of young stars who promise a winning future
44 Hey Ho and Up She Rises!
These words from a traditional sea chantey suggest the exhilaration of multihull sailing—and hint at its perils
68 The Channel Is a Place to Suffer
Some men who know tell tales of the English Channel, and what can happen to those who try to swim it
56 Harness Racing
63 Track & Field
85 Baseball's Week
86 For the Record
87 19th Hole
Credits on page 86
Cover photograph by Sheedy & Long
The Derby Report by Whitney Tower and a corps of photographers encompasses the color surrounding the classic and a close look at the action at every significant point.
The Indy 500 has a war going between the old piston and the new turbine crowds. Bob Ottum examines Turbine Impresario Andy Granatelli; Coles Phinizy explains the engine.
Pro Basketball crowns a new champion after a seven-month season and a series of playoff upsets. Frank Deford analyzes the opposing tactics in the Lakers-Celtics finale.