14 A Bloomin' Winner
That's what American women made of a wilted Wimbledon, and Billie Jean King was the finest flower
18 And a Happy Loser That's No. 1
The Henley semifinals hardly seem the place to win a U.S. championship, but Northeastern did it. Then came Russia
22 Every Little Movement...
...has a meaning all its own. Something slick is going on, but don't ask Gaylord Perry
28 Fastest Rookie on the Road
He blew into racing with more speed than style—but Jody Scheckter is settling down to be a sensation
July 15, 1973
34 An Unsentimental Education
Art Rooney's five boys learned to run their sports empire at the knees—and knuckles—of the old man
50 Off in a Hurry to Hook Those Hawgs
Little boats with big engines and fancy gadgets make the tournament bass fisherman a notable creature
64 Always Ready to Chew the Fat
In the age of hip-huggers, tubbies are not very fashionable, but sport has a proud trio who glory in their girth
77 For the Record
78 19th Hole
Credits on page 77
Cover photograph by Gerry Cranham
The terrors of Troon will test Lee Trevino, trying for his third straight British Open championship. Dan Jenkins reports on the daring doings by Scotland's Firth of Clyde.
Lean and still hungry, Jet Don Maynard begins his 16th year in pro ball, where he has survived on wits and speed. Gwilym S. Brown profiles the game's alltime pass receiver.
Splendor and often even savagery are marks of a developing art form, nature photography. Three distinguished practitioners present their works—and their thoughts.