14 He Left Them Laughing
Cracking jokes as he went, Lee Trevino won the PGA title, even forcing a smile from Jack Nicklaus, the man he beat
18 Americans Need No Papergate
The WFL may be the World Freebie League in a lot of towns, but Birmingham is paying to see its new heroes
20 It Was a Family Affair
In water polo, everybody knows everybody and nobody has money, but as the nationals proved, the U.S. has players
22 Seeing Red in Dodger Stadium
Which is what Angelenos do when Cincinnati comes to town—and Cincy went to town in a tumultuous series
28 Bursts of Beauty and Bubble Gum
Not yet out of her braces, 15-year-old diver Jenni Chandler is springing into prominence
36 The Juice on a Juicy Road
Hustling miscellaneous merchandise and starring in films and TV, O. J. enjoyed a most lucrative off-season
50 Trials and Tribulations
Although training a retriever is hardly duck soup, the handlers get to whistle while they work
64 Going to Bat for Taiwan
The kids from the baseball-mad Republic of China hope to bring the Little League world title home once more
48 Horse Racing
58 Pro Basketball
77 For the Record
78 19th Hole
Credits on page 77
Cover photograph by Walter Iooss Jr.
BOY MEETS GIRL—maybe. If Chris Evert's owners think the filly is in good shape, she'll race against the top 3-year-old colt, Little Current, in the Travers at Saratoga.
Top man from Down Under is John Newcombe, who has money, looks and a lovely wife—plus a top-notch tennis game. Frank Deford has a few tasties with him at his ranch.
Final trials to settle the America's Cup defender and challenger commence off Newport. A preview with analysis by Carleton Mitchell and color photographs by George Silk.