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
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
May 14, 1972
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
71 Harness Racing
93 For the Record
94 19th Hole
Credits on page 93
Cover photograph by Sheedy & Long
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.