May 15, 1972
May 15, 1972

Table of Contents
May 15, 1972

Catch Me
Big Bust
  • By Robert F. Jones

    Their revelry was to last for 90 hours, then they would adjourn to the ring for last week's Ali-Chuvalo go. Well, the fight went quite handsomely, but the party pooped when the money ran out

Paradise Improved
Harness Racing
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over


20 Catch Me if You Can
But they couldn't as Riva Ridge led the herd of horses round in a circle to win the Derby from wire to wire

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24 One Footrace Where Hands Counted
USC botched a pass in the mile relay, UCLA's John Smith streaked home and the Bruins took the one-day war

26 Swish and They're In
Flashing lots of hot hands—and a single sore one—Los Angeles wins its first NBA championship

28 Hazardous Life in a Meat Bucket
The M.B. is an angler's cornucopia, filled with huge fish, matchless weather, perfect casts—and an element of risk

38 The Blast Was a Big Bust
The 90-hour party supposed to usher in the Ali-Chuvalo fight pooped, but Muhammad popped just fine

48 Paradise Improved
With a touch of genius, Robert Trent Jones Jr. has designed a magnificent golf course in Hawaii's far west

76 A la Recherche du Tanks Perdu
A middle-aged dreamer, freely styling himself Splash, seeks the past in chlorinated waters

The departments

17 Scorecard
53 Baseball
61 Hockey
64 Boxing
71 Harness Racing
93 For the Record
94 19th Hole

Credits on page 93

Cover photograph by Sheedy & Long


Next week

The May pole at Indy and who's on it this time—Andretti, Revson, Leonard, Bettenhausen, Donohue, Unser or Unser? Bob Jones reports on the first week of qualifying.

With a wary eye on the peace that has broken out in the unsettled world of tennis, Curry Kirkpatrick covers the WCT finals in Dallas where a heady $100,000 is at stake.

Meet the Murrays of Miami—Mom, Pop, 10 kids, two Saint Bernards and a Mexican hairy. Sport may be their game but living is their art. Dan Levin limns the whole ménage.