May 08, 1972
May 08, 1972

Table of Contents
May 8, 1972

The Derby
Pro Basketball
  • By Peter Carry

    All season long they battled evenly and, sure enough, the playoffs came down to three wins for Utah, three for Indiana and judgment day

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over


20 Violence Is the Goal
A hate-in for the Stanley Cup between Boston and New York opened with a desperate win for the Bruins

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24 This Drake Was for the Ducks
Rain, wind and ailments hampered U.S. Olympic hopefuls at the Drake Relays—but not Fanie Van Zijl

26 We're Only Starting To Roll
There aren't many big wheels in American cycling, but the U.S. Grand Prix showed we're pedaling to the top

28 Just To Be in the Derby Picture
Pride and joy diminish owners' objectivity about who will measure up in the classic at Churchill Downs

34 In a World of Windmills
John Sain is the best, most beloved pitching coach. Just ask the pitchers, not the managers who fire him

50 The Golden Tiger of Nepal
The mahseer looks half-tarpon, half-bonefish, runs upriver like a salmon and fights like a, well, mahseer

82 Concentrate on the Chrysanthemums
The marathon is no bed of roses, but in Japan contemplating floral displays wonderfully soothes the jitters

The departments

12 Scorecard
60 People
63 Baseball
69 Bridge
70 Pro Basketball
76 Soccer
99 For the Record
100 19th Hole

Credits on page 99

Cover photographs by Neil Leifer and Melchior Di Giacomo


Next week

The pivotal point is the play of the rival pivotmen in the Knicks-Lakers set-to for the NBA title—big Jerry Lucas vs. bigger Wilt Chamberlain. A report by Peter Carry.

From the far side of paradise comes a look at Hawaii's new Princeville, the country's westernmost golf course—the most enthralling one Dan Jenkins says he has ever seen.

Pooling their talents, four middle-aged dreamers seek to recapture their past by racing their high school's swim team. A sentimental journey with Robert F. Jones.

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