18 At the Bell...
...two of the best heavyweights in history will begin to settle which one deserves the title

22 Dominance of the Smiling Bear
The new Jack Nicklaus is trim and genial but he won the PGA like the Nicklaus of old—on power and determination

26 Fouled Up but Flourishing
Thanks to the divisional draw—not their own sporadic efforts—Atlanta's Hawks should make the playoffs

36 Yippi-I-O-Ki-Ay
Spring training may mean grapefruit to most ballplayers but to seven teams out West it's cactus that counts

42 Hollywood Tennis Does Socko Biz
The film colony's high-powered games go on through fire, flood, earthquake and plunging stock market averages

65 There's No Place Like Home
Hofheinz Pavilion is hardly humble, but Jacksonville found out that playing Houston there can be humbling

80 The Poisoning of the West
Chemical death aimed at predators saturates the ranges, killing animals indiscriminately—and threatening man

The departments

11 Scorecard
14 TV Talk
65 College Basketball
73 Sporting Look
76 Fencing
94 For the Record
98 19th Hole

Credits on page 94

Cover photograph by Walter Iooss Jr.

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Next week

The fight dominates the week's news and our own issue, including four pages of significant photographs and a report from ringside and the dressing rooms by Mark Kram.

Manager of the year in 1969—and now manager of a menagerie—Ted Williams faces a troubled spring. A sympathetic report from the Senator camp by John Underwood.

BEWARE: Never touch Robert Abady in the presence of his fierce guard dogs. According to Robert H. Boyle, one should approach Robert Abady cautiously even when he's alone.

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)