24 Churned by the Gut-Grinder
In the National League's daffy division, Pittsburgh lurched ahead but the Expos, Mets and Cards were right there, too
28 They Made Pigeons of the Field
Secretariat was the matchless winner and stablemate Riva Ridge an imposing second in the Marlboro Cup
30 Miami Sweats Out Its Torrid Opener
It was over 100° on the floor of the Orange Bowl but the Dolphins were even hotter
32 Her Kingdom for a Horse?
Princess Anne's steeds have been letting her down lately, and at the championships in Kiev it really hurt
September 23, 1973
36 At the Rate We're Going, Goodby Fish
Our fisheries are endangered by new power plants, foreign fleets and schemes that ruin estuaries
46 Sardinia Script: Viva Cinderella!
In the battle for yachting's One Ton Cup, rags-to-riches "Ganbare" defeated all comers—and herself
82 Faces on a New China Scroll
The first inside look at sport in the People's Republic reveals a society working hard at play
66 College Football
104 For the Record
106 19th Hole
Credits on page 104
Cover photograph by Heinz Kluetmeier
The trojans war on Georgia Tech, which should let USC's Anthony Davis show why he is college football's hottest runner. John Underwood observes every zigzag.
Living is easy for a touring golf pro in Europe, where the wine is vintage, the scenery magnificent and the purses always rising. Dan Jenkins likes it, too, and may never return.
The cost of their calling is reflected in their faces, and Neil Leifer's portraits of Grand Prix drivers captures it: a unique study of high tension in rare moments of repose.