Contents

April 10, 1972

20 Now His Name Is Mud
On an upsetting afternoon a long shot sloshed to victory over the Derby favorite and a West Coast whiz fizzled

24 Gentle Tigers of the Tables
Springtime comes to Canada with the laughter—and the gentle virtuosity—of the Chinese Ping-Pong team

26 Dancing Masters
Two no-nonsense favorites for Augusta warm up in the desert by having themselves a ball

28 Another Knockdown Coming Up
Eastern competition may be intense but there is no escaping one conclusion in the NBA playoffs: West is best

36 Little Old Lady in Tennis Shoes
At 15 Hazel Wightman was a tennis champion. At 85 she is as enthusiastic as ever, a dedicated teacher of the young

Baseball 1972

44 Suddenly the rites of spring include a historic rhubarb

48 Greats and stars-to-be mingle, in art and photographs

59 Scouting Reports

60 NATIONAL LEAGUE

68 AMERICAN LEAGUE

64 The George Sislers analyze pitching's most potent arms

86 End of Innocence
Bruce Kison seemed simply all agog in his first Series—until his fastball brought Baltimore to its knees

The departments

15 Scorecard
72 People
75 Bowling
80 Boxing
107 For the Record
108 19th Hole

Credits on page 107

Cover photograph by James Drake

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Next week

Once more into the Stanley Cup go the New York Rangers, misfortune's favorites, pitted against the dynastic Montreal Canadiens. Mark Mulvoy will be reporting from the front.

A textbook for winning the Kentucky Derby? Not quite. The diary of a noted trainer shows that preparing even an outstanding colt for the run is not a bed of roses.

End zone, the novel critics have been acclaiming, is the story of a West Texas college football team. The coach is named Creed and the message transcends sport. An excerpt.

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